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** Volume 128 Number 19 Phone: 850-547-9414 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A5 Community ................A7 Kids Activities ...........A10 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 A4Happy column with Hazel TisonB1Teacher paints a brighter school year @WCN_HCT ¢ Wednesday, August 22, 2018 imes A dvertiser HOLMES COUNTY T By Jacqueline BostickTimes-Advertiser 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comHOLMES COUNTY Holmes County saw a decline in unem-ployment rates over last year.At a rate of 4.6 percent, the county's July unemployment rate is down by 0.6 percentage point from last year in the same month and 0.1 percent of an increase over last month.Unemployment statewide was down by 0.1 percentage point from June's rate and 0.4 from July last year.Holmes and Calhoun have seen the greatest year-toyear improvements, with .06 percent down over last year and .08 down over last year, respectively.Washington joins Liberty County with holding the lowest jobless rates in the CareerSource Chipola region over the course of several months. Liberty's unem-ployment rate is 3.9 for July.The region, which includes Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington, has been steady. The unemployment rate was unchanged over last month and down by half a percent over the previous year.The region reported a labor force of 41,410 adding 320 jobs over the year. There were 1,814 unemployed residents in the region, a CareerSource Chipola news release stated.For the state, out of 10,240,000 Floridians in the labor force, 383,000 were jobless. The work force added 27,4000 jobs to the nonagricultural employment sector over the month, the release stated. The stated gained 210,600 jobs over the year, which is an increase of 2.5 percent.July unemployment rates lower year-over-yearUnemployment ratesSOURCE: Florida of Economic Opportunity Jul-18 Jun-18 Jul-17 Region 4.4 4.4 4.9 Calhoun 4.6 4.5 5.4 Holmes 4.6 4.5 5.2 Jackson 4.5 4.5 4.9 Liberty 3.9 4.2 4.7 Washington 4.0 4.1 4.6Staff reportBONIFAY A report of a suspicious person resulted in the confiscation of a variety of narcotics on Friday, August 10, according to the Holmes County Sher-iffs Office. Holmes County Sher-iffs Office responded to the report in the area of Spring Valley Lane in Bonifay and made contact with the occupants of a car parked on a residen-tial property, according to the report.Deputies made contact with the driver, identified as Christopher Dewayne Wilkerson, 36, of Geneva, Alabama, and a passenger, identified as Daryian T. Morris, 21, of Bonifay, according to the Holmes County Sheriffs Office.After observing a clear glass pipe containing narcotic resi-due lying in plain sight within the vehicle, a search was per-formed of the subjects and the vehicle, according to the report.Two arrested in drug possession, intent to distributeBy Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chi pleypaper.comBONIFAY … The Tax Collector/Property Appraisers office parking lot is set to be fully reclaimed after approval from the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners when they met in regular session August 14.The measure was initially approved in June but was put on hold after Tax Collector Harry Bell and Property Appraiser Bryan Bell approached Chairman Danny Powell and Coordinator Joey Marsh with the idea of asking the bank about donating the building to the county just as Gulf Power did with the Veterans Affair Office Build-ing. The Tax Collector and Property Appraiser would have used the building until such time as the county annex could be built.The bank made the decision to move ahead with the sale rather than donating the building. Harry Bell says while the building would have met a need, that need can still be met by fixing the current parking lot.The building would have been perfect for us with the parking lot size and availability,Ž said Bell. But we can still move ahead with the reclamation of our current parking lot for the safety of our customers.ŽTax Collector/Property Appraiser parking lot to be redoneMorris Wilkerson A full rainbow was seen recently over Bonifay, after a brief storm passed through the area. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMES-ADVERTISER] Bonifay under the rainbow See ARREST, A2 See REDONE, A2


** A2 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Thomas Voting Reports WASHINGTON D.C. „ Here is how area Senators „ Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Marco Rubio„ voted on major issues during the week ending Aug. 17. The House was in recess. SenateJUDGE MARVIN QUATTLEBAUM: Voting 62 for and 28 against, the Senate on Aug. 16 confirmed A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., a federal judge for the district of South Carolina, for a seat on the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Va.A yes vote was to confirm Quattlebaum.Voting yes: NelsonNot voting: RubioJUDGE JULIUS RICHARDSON: Voting 81 for and eight against, the Senate on Aug. 16 confirmed Julius N. Richardson, 41, a federal prosecutor based in Colum-bia, S.C., for a seat on the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.A yes vote was to confirm Richardson.Voting yes: NelsonNot voting: RubioAFFIRMATION OF FREE PRESS IN AMERICA: The Senate on Aug. 16 unanimously agreed to a measure (S Res 607) con-demning President Trumps attacks on the U.S. news media, stating that the press is not the enemy of the people as Trump avers and affirming the vital and indispensable role that the free press servesŽ to advance the most basic and cherished democratic norms and freedoms of the United States.ŽROLL CALL Rubio Nelson Hello Holmes County,My name is Scott Prescott, Candidate for Holmes County Commissioner District 2. I was raised in the Pinelog Community in the Northwest corner of Holmes County. I have always been involved in local politics, even at a young age. Anyone who knew my father, Henry Prescott, knew that he was always up for a discussion on county business. Growing up around my father, I developed a pas-sion for our county and the community.I am an active member of West Pittman Baptist Church and of the local Civil Air Patrol, auxiliary of the United States Air Force, helping to prepare the next generation of youth for adulthood.After graduating from Ponce De Leon High School in 1983, I helped form Pinelog Community Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc. I served as Fire Chief for this department from its start in 1986 to 2016. I also served both Holmes and Walton Counties as an EMT for over 30 years before retiring 2 years ago. Now that I am retired I have the ability to focus on what matters most to me, God, my family and this county.If elected, I will be your full time County Commissioner. With over 30 years of serv-ing my community under my belt, I know what it takes to lead this county and to serve its residents. I humbly ask for your consideration on August 28.Prescott vies for Commissioner District 2Special to Times-AdvertiserLong-time educator Leesa Manning Lee has announced her candidacy for Holmes Dis-trict School Board, District 5. A native of Holmes County and graduate of Ponce de Leon High School, she is the daugh-ter of Daisy Manning Helms and the late Baker Manning. She and her husband Dennis have been married 29 years and have four children Blossom, Zac, Savannah and Dillon, and two grandchildren, Austin and Chase. She has been teaching for the past 25 years, serving at Poplar Springs High School and Beth-lehem High School. The Lee family resides in the Bethlehem community, where they are actively involved at Carmel Assembly of God."As a veteran classroom teacher, I am running to make sure all students have the edu-cational resources they need to succeed in the classroom and in life beyond high school. I will work hard to make sure all employees in the school system are valued and given the tools they need to do their jobs, because each employee is vital to our to the success of our students. If elected, I will resign my teaching position and serve as your full-time school board member. I will act as a present and positive voice for our students, families and staff members. My priorities are setting policies and procedures which provide safe learning and work-ing environments and which give all students and staff the resources they need to succeed. I will also work hard to make sure our funds are spent in the wisest possible way to effectively manage the budget and still meet our budgetary needs. I am asking for your vote and support. If you have any questions, please call me at 768-2249 or 547-9188."Lee announces candidacy for School Board District 5Prescott The cost of $20,000 will come out of the maintenance and repair budgets for those offices and $10,000 that was projected for insurance premium increase that didnt occur. Roberts and Roberts will complete the project.Adrienne Owen from Emergency Management requested the board approve the annual application for the Hazard Analysis Grant. The grant totals $1,661 and will be used to cover expenses from August 1 to September 30. This will fill the gap from the end of EM fiscal year and the end of the countys fiscal year.Kalyn Waters came before the board to ask for a budget amendment for the agriculture center in the amount of $1,700. The funds are left over from unused salaries and will be transferred over to the travel fund. The board unani-mously approved the request.Attorney Brandon Young was tasked by the board to look into who is responsible for the roads in the Dogwood Lakes community after Connie Mason, owner of the Dogwood Lakes Golf Course came before the commission requesting any type of help the community could get from the county. With the dissolution of the Homeowners Association in 1992, it is unclear who is responsible for maintaining the roads and right of ways. Approval to pay the annual Opportunity Florida dues totaling $1,992.70 was also approved.Holmes County Board of County Commissioners will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on August 27. REDONEFrom Page A1Collec tively seized from the subjects and the vehicle were a small bag of cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, "spice," and assorted paraphernalia, according to the Holmes County Sheriffs Office.Wilkerson was arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of cocaine, manufacturing heroin, distribution of a synthetic narcotic, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of paraphernalia, according to the report.Morris was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, pos-session of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia, possession of heroin, and distribution of a synthetic narcotic. ARRESTFrom Page A1 Third from left, Leesa Lee is pictured with her family. [SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER] News Herald staff reportPANAMA CITY „ The 14th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission has passed to Gov. Rick Scott the names of four local attorneys who are "highly qualified" candidates to replace 14th Judicial Circuit Judge James Fensom pending his retirement, according to a press release.The four candidates are Maria Dykes, Robert Sombathy, Dustin Stephenson and Zachary Taylor.Dykes is a former Assistant State Attorney for 16 years, and has been practicing law in Bay County since 1995. Taylor, is also a former Assistant State Attorney. He currently works for the law firm Manuel & Thompson, where he specializes in all types of personal injury, auto accidents, insurance disputes, and wrongful death cases.Sombathy is a current Assistant State Attorney, who works for the major crimes division after leaving a position as a managing part-ner of a law firm. He's been practicing law since 1993.Stephenson is a criminal defense attorney based in Panama City, who also started in the State Attorney Office. In 2007, he left for private practice where he now specializes in criminal defense. The nominating commission initially received 12 applications, which was narrowed down to six individuals. Each of those six individu-als were interviewed by the nominating commission, and the final list of four submitted to the governor.The 14th Judicial Circuit covers Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Wash-ington counties.Field narrows to 4 for judge selection


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** A4 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser OPINION Have something to say?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to 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 EverettANOTHER VIEW Two years ago, Florida voters passed a state constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. Conventional wisdom said it would never pass the 60 percent threshold required for inclusion to the state constitution. Conventional wisdom was wrong. Florida voters passed the amendment by more than 72 percent. Its clear Florida backs the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Yet two years later, government continues to do whatever it can to thwart the will of voters. Its not unlike what it has done with two earlier constitutionally mandated funds for affordable housing and land conservation. Though in the latter two cases, funds were quickly enabled and more quickly pilfered by lawmakers. This time around, theft seems irrelevant. The amendment does not fund medical marijuana „ only enable it. Following the amendments success, the legislature hedged its bets the next spring and passed a law making smoking medical marijuana illegal. Whether or not we agree with medical marijuana, cant we agree that the delivery method is inconsequential or, at least, a secondary quandary? If the doctor agrees a patient requires a boost of B-12, does it matter if its taken orally, by infuser, injection or a patch? A recent Circuit Court ruling overturned the law banning smoking of medical pot. The Florida Department of Health immediately appealed that ruling. Who knows how long the issue will be hamstrung in court? And now lawmakers were rebuked again recently by a Tallahassee Circuit Court ruling that the states capŽ on legal marijuana growers runs afoul of the medical marijuana amendment, and more. Judge Charles Dodson wrote, Such limits directly undermine the clear intent of the amendment, which by its language seeks to prevent arbitrary restriction on the number of MMTCs authorized to conduct business in the state.Ž He also wrote that new law is unconstitutional because it requires that marijuana growers cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana which is a fast track to a monopoly. He also wrote that the law improperly restricts who can and cannot join the ranks of growers. The ruling could give the go-ahead to hundreds of businesses. As is, lawmakers have carefully carved up the state for 14 separate growers. The bidding process was highly competitive and likely rigged. Its a much more streamlined process for lawmakers to seek campaign contributions from 14 mega-growers, than twisting the arms of legions of smaller ones dotting the rural landscape of Florida. Economists say the business will generate more than $2.5 billion in the next decade. High times, indeed, for those on the inside. This ruling, too, will be challenged. The longawaited promise of medical marijuana will continue to spin its wheels for those afflicted „ making millionaires out of the beneficiaries and miscreants out of the benefactors. Legislators want the medical marijuana sweepstakes winners beholding to the House and Senate, not the voters who backed them at the polls. This editorial first appeared in the St. Augustine Record, a sister paper with GateHouse Media. A medical marijuana black holeI am excited about Bonifays Community Day of Service which is scheduled for September 15. That is the day when 200 volunteers including a hundred from the Bluewater District Wells Fargo Volunteers converge on downtown, the Middlebrooks park, the Eastside Park. and the Football Stadium and Veterans Park for a gigantic clean-up, spruce-op day. The day will begin at 8:00 A.M. at the Holmes Recreation Center where work assignments will be given. There will be a morning session with teams and an afternoon session with teams. Of course if you are having such fun or you want to see a job completed you may work the afternoon session as well. At noon the Kiwanis Club is preparing to feed all the volunteers. Jobs to be performed: Pressure washing the downtown sidewalks, Painting the downtown flower pots and filling them with soil and blooming plants, Painting where needed at the parks and pressure washing the equipment there, and Painting the concession stands at the stadium. Artists will be on hand to paint cowboy scenes on the downtown store and office fronts. Yay! That should get everybody in the rodeo spirit. We especially need artists to exhibit their skill by painting a window. We already have volunteers, but can use more. Let the Holmes County Chamber director Rebecca Prince know if you are coming and if you have needs related to your task. Bring tools that you will work with such as rakes, pruners, loppers, paper towel, rags, garbage bags, trowels, paint brushes, gloves, bottled water, sunscreen, whatever you think may be needed. It is expected that the city will provide such things as potting soil and plants for the pots located downtown. I often see facebook posts from former residents who decry the decline of our downtown area. You are welcome to show up and help or send your suggestions to the Holmes County Chmber. Memories of Bonifay will be different things to different people depending on your age. I go back to when cars parked diagonally along Waukesha St and Saturday nights when stores stayed open until 9:00 P.M. Many people drove to downtown in their Model A Fords and parked and just watched the foot traffic. Those who lived in town visited with their friends, family and kin folk who still lived in the country and only came to town on Saturday evening. During my senior year of high school, I worked at Padgett Drugstore on Saturdays and during Christmas Holidays. I worked from 8:00 A.M. on Saturday until 9:00 P.M. for the paltry sum of $2.00. That time frame involved 2 meals which I could not afford to eat. Even if I ate the 30 cent bowl of soup which I could get at the drugstore twice during the shift, that left one dollar and forty cent for my 13 hour day. Padgetts and Bonifay Drug just down the street both had soda fountains. We werent given any instruction about whether or not we could have a complimentary milkshake so a milkshake with a pack of peanut butter crackers was usually my supper meal. Obviously, my employment didnt last long as it was not worth my Dads time to drive me to Bonifay and pick me up. (I didnt drive and had no vehicle to drive if I did.) I have tried to recall the stores just in the block with Padgetts in 1948. Where Harris Formal Wear is located was Pelts 5 & Dime Store. In between the 2 drugstores was Mr. Jesse Swindles Hardware Store A few years later it was Kathryns owned by Kathryn Williams, an upscale dress shop which later became The Style Shop. That was later owned by Joan Manuel Steverson and was one of the last businesses to leave the downtown. North of Padgetts was Barkers dry goods store. If you dont know what dry goods are, it is mostly clothing. Several small grocery stores were in that block. One was the Suwanee store. Later Olens department store which later became Carps was there. The U.S. Post Office occupied the last building in the block. South of that was VanLandingham Hardware Store which later became Christos Five and Dime. I am sure others will remember the businesses in a different way. Bruce Roberts cant remember as far back as I do, but he probably has pictures to back up his recollections. I yield to anyone who has different recollections. The point is that we wont be able to bring back the downtown of long ago, but we can honor that past by cleaning up and sprucing up and trying to bring back some community spirit of long ago. I will see you on September 15 with your work tools and a willing spirit. A willing spirit is about all Ill be able to muster.HAPPY CORNERBonifays downtown aint what it used to be Hazel Tison


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A5 LOCAL & STATELloyd Dunkelberger News Service FlordaiTALLAHASSEE A Leon County circuit judge Monday knocked a proposed education constitutional amendment off the November ballot, saying the wording failed to inform voters of its impact on the creation of charter schools.The proposed amendment, placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission, would impose eight-year term limits on school board members and would require the promotion of civic literacyŽ in public schools.But the provision that drew a legal challenge from the League of Women Voters of Florida would have allowed the state to operate and control public schools not established by the school board,Ž wording that opponents said would have led to the expansion of charter Judge blocks education ballot proposalNews Service FloridaFlorida has had 62 reported cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, though it does not have any areas of active transmission, according to numbers posted online by the Florida Department of Health. The 62 total is as of Aug. 13 and represents an increase of three cases since the department posted July numbers.The 62 cases are all classified as travel relatedŽ generally meaning people were infected elsewhere and brought the virus into the state. The disease, which caused major concerns in 2016, is particularly dangerous to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.Collier County has had 22 reported cases this year, the most in the state, followed by Miami-Dade County with 16 and Orange County with nine, according to the department website.State adds three Zika casesThe 62 cases are all classi ed as travel relatedŽ generally meaning people were infected elsewhere and brought the virus into the state. By Jacqueline BostickTimes-Advertiser 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPOLA For the second year, Chipola College has been ranked gold by the Flor-ida College System.We are so proud to earn Gold in back-to-back years. This affirms the excellent work of our students and employees,Ž stated Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clem-mons in a news release.The ranking releases $704,000 in state perfor-mance funding to the college. Santa Fe College, Seminole State College of Florida, South Florida State College and Valencia College also earned gold.The performance model evaluates retention rates, completion rates, job placement/continuing education rates, and entry-level wages. Colleges may earn up to 40 points overall and are placed within a ranking system of gold, silver, bronze and purple based on points earned. Chipola earned in the top-tier at 37.79-40 points.Bay Countys Gulf Coast State C ollege slipped from silver to bronze and is ineligible for state investment funding, according to the Florida Department of Education.Our mission is to help students succeed by moving on to a career or by gaining more education. We put stu-dents first in all decisions, and we keep class sizes small to foster student-teacher inter-action,Ž Clemmons stated. Our highly-qualified faculty provide an excellent academic program. We also work to keep students engaged both inside and outside of the classroom.ŽClemmons recognized the ACE Lab and Dropout Detec-tive as two programs which helped improve student per-formance. The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides free peer tutoring in every subject. Dropout Detective, implemented in 2016-17, helps faculty and advisers monitor student performance.In the 2018-19 year, the state provided $60 million of general revenue for performance funding, with $30 million in institutional funding being distributed across 28 colleges.Chipola plans to continue improving in the perfor-mance evaluation categories by focusing on job placement early on in students educa-tional careers.We recognize that reten-tion is vital and is connected to a major program of study,Ž Clemmons stated.The college implemented a new Quality Enhancement Program this fall, which is geared toward helping students make more informed career choices. Incoming freshman take a co-requisite course with the required ori-entation course which focuses on career choices and majors.Chipola earns gold, $700k in funding See JUDGE A6Rental units wantedTri-County Commu-nity Council is looking for rental units for the Section 8 program. The Section 8 program provides assistance for low income families in the private renal market through the Hous-ing Assistance Payments Program. Renter voucher holders select a unit from the pri-vate market. Requirement of a unit to be rented to an assisted family are as follows: the unit must meet HUD hous-ing quality standards and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents and market rate. When a Section 8 voucher holder is interested in your unit contact Steve Henderson at 638-4520 ext 103. Section 8 wait list closedTri-County Community Council has announced the Washington County Housing Authority (Section 8) Rental Assistance Program waiting list is no longer accepting applica-tions at this time.HOUSING BRIEFS


** A6 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiserschools. The proposal was aimed at overturning a 2008 appellate court decision that found the Legislatures creation of a statewide com-mission to authorize charter schools was unconstitutional.The failure to use the term voters would understand, charter schools, as well as the use of a phrase that has no established meaning under Florida law, fails to inform voters of the chief purpose and effect of this proposal,Ž Circuit Judge John Cooper wrote in a 12-page ruling, removing Amendment 8 from the Nov. 6 ballot.Cooper called the challenged provision a sig-nificant changeŽ that was not explained by the Amendment 8 ballot summary, which is wording that voters would see when the go to the polls.The current Constitution and implementing laws pro-vide district school boards the exclusive right to make the initial determination of whether schools, charter or not, are needed and desirable in their counties,Ž Cooper wrote. Without understanding the current role of school boards in approving new schools, voters cannot understand the important change they are making to local democratic control of education.ŽHe also said the ballot mea-sure incorrectly impliesŽ that it is strengthening or maintaining the school boards role instead of weakening it by removing a power.ŽBut the legal fight about Amendment 8 could be far from over, with the expectation that Coopers ruling will be appealed. Erika Donalds, a Constitution Revision Commission member who was the key proponent of Amendment 8, called the courts ruling disappointing.ŽDonalds, a Collier County School Board member who leads the group 8isGreat. org, which is promoting the amendment, said the League of Women Voters fundamentally opposes empowering families to choose the education setting that best fits their child.ŽDespite the speculation and bunk theyve spread, I hope voters will be able to make their own decision in November,Ž Donalds said in a statement. It is disgusting how many misrepresenta-tions the opposition is willing to put forth to block stu-dent-centered school choice options.ŽCooper said voters would have had a clearer choiceŽ if the Constitution Revision Commission had advanced the charter-school provision as standalone revision,Ž rather than grouping it with two other constitutional changes. The commission, which meets every 20 years, is not bound by the one-subject mandate that applies to constitutional changes advanced by the Leg-islature or by voter petition.It chose to bundle the three proposals together to increase, in its view, their chances of passage,Ž Cooper wrote. But this court can only permit it to do so if it fully and accurately described all three proposals in the ballot title and description. That it failed to do.ŽCooper also found the ballot measure to be affirmatively misleading,Ž since the summary talks about giving the state the power to operate and control schools, but it does not mention authority could be given to other entities, including pri-vate companies.He said the measure was conspicuously silent about who or whatŽ would be responsible for schools not established by local school boards.Contrary to the language of the ballot summary, the amendment was intended to permit that power be given to a wide variety of third parties, potentially including private entities,Ž Cooper wrote.Opponents of the measure praised Coopers decision.Amendment 8 would have used the feel-good language of civic education and term limits to lure voters into voting yes, while wrest-ing local control of schools,Ž Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters, said in a statement. We were confident that the courts would see through the charade and are thrilled that they agree.ŽAlong with Coopers ruling, Amendment 8 is one of six Constitution Revision Com-mission ballot proposals facing a separate challenge at the Florida Supreme Court. That lawsuit is asking for the states highest court to remove the amendments from the November ballot, arguing that the commission overstepped its authority by combining multiple constitutional changes into single ballot items.A circuit judge has already ordered the removal of Amendment 13, another com-mission proposal that would ban commercial greyhound racing in Florida. That deci-sion is now being appealed at the state Supreme Court.In total, 13 proposed state constitutional amendments were placed on the Nov. 6 ballot, including the eight advanced by the commission and five advanced by the Leg-islature or through petition drives. Each amendment would require support from at least 60 percent of the voters to be enacted. JUDGEFrom Page A5 By Jim TurnerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Floridas Democratic primary for agriculture commissioner has been a struggle for attention, with the three-candidate contest seemingly lost amid the clamor of a high-pro-file gubernatorial race and more-contentious Cabinet battles.With relatively little money compared to statewide candidates in other races, the Democrats running to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are a scientist, a South Florida mayor and a marijuana lobbyist. They agree on most issues but are having to scratch to raise Democratic voter awareness.Well ƒ yes, it is a prob-lem that the governors race is sucking all the oxygen and media attention from the other down-ballot races,Ž said Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter, who is on the ballot against envi-ronmental scientist Roy David Walker and attorney and lobbyist Nikki Fried. The voters will be decid-ing on four Cabinet posts that are all executive level, and nine out of 10 voters we speak to have no idea about the position or the candidates.ŽWalker, from Wilton Manors in Broward County, said the duties of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services should make the contest second in importance to the governors race.With the current red tide killing our sea animals and toxic algae blooms threatening public health and our economy, the department is finally getting some coverage,Ž Walker said. However, this is not enough.ŽPolitical scientists across the state have also struggled when asked to assess the contestants bidding to replace Putnam, a Repub-lican running for governor.It wouldnt surprise me if it was 50 percent undecided on the Republican side (in the agriculture commissioner race), and Id be shocked if it wasnt higher on the Democratic side,Ž said University of Central Florida politicalscience professor Aubrey Jewett. It makes it very diffi-cult (for voters) if its a low information race. It puts it right up there with a lot of the judicial races people have to vote on.ŽThe winner of the Dem-ocratic primary will take on the victor in a Republican primary involving state Rep. Matt Caldwell of North Fort Myers, Sen. Denise Grimsley of Sebring, former Rep. Baxter Trout-man of Winter Haven and Mike McCalister, a tree farmer from Plant City.Fried, 40, is a Miami native who received her bachelors, masters and law degrees at the University of Florida, where she served as studentbody president in 2002 and 2003. Before heading into private practice, she worked for the Alachua County public defenders office.Dem s in ag race struggle to be heard


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYIf you would like your events included in this list, email information to: 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.. City of Chipley to hold soccer registrationCHIPLEY … The City of Chipley will hold soccer registration Thursday, August 23 through Saturday, September 8. Any child between the ages of 4 and 12 as of September 1 will be eligible to participate. Team selection will be Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14. If you havent heard from a coach by Monday, September 17 call Brock Tate at 850-638-6348.Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chipley City Hall. Credit or Debit Card payments will incur a $3 surcharge. Early registration through Monday, August 24 will be $37. Normal registration (Monday, August 27 through Friday, September 7) will be $42 the cost of registration after Friday, September 7 will be $47. Forms my be downloaded on the City of Chipley website at For more infor-mation call Brock Tate at 850-638-6348. 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 rep 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 hearing screenings. This event is open to seniors 60 or older. For information call 850-638-6216. Gillman Family Reunion to be heldWESTVILLE … The 92nd annual Gillman Family Reunion will be held at Leonia Baptist Church Saturday, August 25. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the covered dish lunch. The reunion is held to honor Amanda Ellis Gillman who died in 1937. She and her husband, Ambrose Ira Gillman, moved to Holmes County in 1865 when Holmes County was a vast wilderness. She reared nine children while facing many hardships. At the time of her death she had 305 descendants. The church is locates at 1124 Gillman Road in Westville. For more information call 850-956-2877 or 850-373-3377. Walmart to host blood driveCHIPLEY … The Chi-pley Walmart will host the OneBlood Big Red Buss from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat-urday, September 1. An ID is required. Donors must be 16 years old. Those who are 16 years old must have parental permission. Each donor will receive a free $10 Walmart gift card and a free wellness check. For more information call 1-888-9-DONATE (1-888-936-6283). Finch family reunion scheduledSUNNY HILLS … The Finch family reunion for descendants and friends of the late William Dallas Finch will be held Satur-day, September 1 at the Sunny Hills Community 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.COMMUNITY EVENTS


** A8 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserGRACEVILLE U.S. Air Force Airman Tyreese Roul-hac graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week pro-gram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare princi-ples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Roulhac is the son of Terry and Tabatha Roulhac of Graceville, Fla., and brother of Tybria Key of Pensacola, Fla. He is a 2017 graduate of Graceville High School.Roulhac graduates basic military training COMMUNITYSpecial to The NewsCHIPOLA The local Sons of the American Revolution William Dun-away Chapter President, Earl Mathews, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Executive Director of Chipola Habi-tat for Humanity, Carmen Smith. Carmen presented to the chapter the history and continued growth of the need for housing in the Chipola area.Sons of the American Revolution honors Habitat for Humanity[SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Staff ReportWASHINGTON COUNTY A number of local young women were recognized Saturday by a scholarship program that aims to develop community role models. The Distinguished Young Women of Florida program named Zoe Shafer as its 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County. Zoe, a senior at Holmes County High School, won $1,200 in scholarship and will represent the county at an upcoming program to be held in February in Fort Walton Beach. Other scholarship winners include Vernon High School senior Shanaray Sheffield who won $325 for honoree awards in Scholastic and Interview, was also named the DYW Spirit Winner, according to a DYW news release. Karmin Compton, also a senior at VHS, won $350 for her honoree awards in Fitness and Self-Expression. She also was named the winner for Overall Talent. And, Aniko McFather, another VHS senior, won $125 and was selected as the DYW Essay winner. The program evaluated the young women in the categories of scholastic, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression. As the 2019 DYW, Shafer will represent the county at various public events and be instrumental in promoting the programs national outreach message of Be Your Best Self,Ž the news release stated. The outreach program encourages selfesteem and excellence in youth through its five principles of: Be healthy, be involved, be studious, be ambitious and be responsible. Distinguished Young Women of Washington County is open to all junior girls residing in Washington County. There is no cost to participate. For more information about the Distinguished Young Women prog ram, visit For more information on the local program, visit Facebook page DYWWashingtonCountyFlorida, websitewww.washington. Distinguished Young Woman named From left to right: Karmin Compton, Aniko McFather, Haylee Patton-Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County 2018, Zo Shafer, Shanaray Shef“ eld. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] From left to right: Zo Shafer Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County 2019 and Haylee PattonDistinguished Young Woman of Washington County 2018. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Distinguished Young Women of Washington County is open to all junior girls residing in Washington County. There is no cost to participate. For more information about the Distinguished Young Women program, visit


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A11By Eric OlsonThe Associated PressConcerned that expanded sports gam-bling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the upand-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action.A U.S. Supreme Court decision in May allowed states across the country to join Nevada in having legalized sports betting. Since then, sports books have opened in Delaware, Mississippi and New Jersey. A West Vir-ginia casino is set to take bets within two weeks, with other states not far behind.Schools in states where legal wagering has started or soon will are consider-ing joining professional sports leagues in pursuing legislation requiring sports book operators to pay them a cut of the amount wagered on their games. College officials say the integrity feesŽ would help fund beefed-up programs educating athletes about unscrupu-lous activities associated with gambling and mon-itoring betting lines for possible game fixing or point shaving.The American Gaming Association, which lobbies on behalf of the gambling industry, opposes integrity fees because they would be piled on top of state and federal taxes that cut into profit margins. Also, the AGA says, the pressure of paying integrity fees would result in operators offering less attractive odds than a bettor could get from an illegal bookmaker.Legal sports books keep about 5 percent of the total money bet, and the proposed integrity fee typically is 1 percent. That would mean 20 percent of the profit would go to the recipients of the fees, said Sara Slane, the AGAs senior vice president of public affairs.Its absolutely absurd. There is no business that would agree to that,Ž she said. Its not going to accomplish ultimately what I think the leagues would like to see, even the colleges would like to see, which is to have reg-ulated, legalized sports betting and consumers partaking in that platform versus continuing down the path of the illegal market.ŽThere are no known estimates for how much money integrity fees might raise for an individ-ual school, which would receive fees based on the amount of money legally wagered on its games.Youre not talking about millions of dollars,Ž said Andy Humes, executive associate athletic director for compliance and administration at Missouri. The state in 2019 likely will continue debate on gambling legislation that began this year.Professional leagues contend theyre entitled to integrity fees because sports books are making money off their product and, with more wagering opportunities, the leagues must devote more resources to monitor betting lines for unusual activity.The NBA and Major League Baseball led an effort in New York to secure a 1 percent integrity fee „ eventually reduced to one-quarter of 1 percent „ but the bill didnt make it to the floor before the session ended in June.While integrity fees have been a non-starter so far, universities that deal with unpaid athletes and are politically well connected in their states arent discouraged. West Virginia lawmakers prob-ably will revisit integrity fees next year.Athletic directors Shane Lyons of West Vir-ginia and Mike Hamrick of Marshall attended a May meeting where integrity fees were discussed. Both said they want their expenses offset for the extra monitoring of ath-letes and educating them on risks associated with gambling.I think at some point, someone has to say weve got to help the two universities in this state to make sure they dont become another Boston College or a Northwestern,Ž Hamrick said, referring to past point-shaving scandals at other colleges.Hamrick said he would be able to hire additional compliance staffers immediately if colleges receive compensation. He also would bring in speakers to talk to the athletes.The pros that come in, theyre expensive,Ž Hamrick said. You could go as far as working with the university to maybe have a class the kids have to take on a regular basis.ŽLyons said there was little consultation with WVU and Marshall when the state legislature passed the sports gam-bling bill this year.The ramifications of that are placed upon me,Ž Lyons said. As the direc-tor of athletics of West Virginia University, my job is to protect the integ-rity of this department. The last thing I want is for one of my athletes to be involved in any type of issue with sports betting.ŽHamrick knows about the casino industry. He was UNLVs AD for six years before coming to Marshall in 2009 and said a sports bookmaking operation was located across the street from UNLVs football practice facility.Hamrick said an athletic compliance staffer would watch after games to see who was waiting to talk to the players. And players who drove cars on campus were required to register their license plate with the university so the athletic department knew who owned the cars.Maybe thats overdoing it. But I was very paranoid, that I wasnt going to let something happen underneath my watch,Ž Hamrick said. What youre concerned about is the wrong person getting to one of your student-athletes.ŽSports wagering began in Mississippi this month, and officials are discuss-ing whether they want to pursue integrity fees.This will require addi-tional funding from our athletic department, it will require additional staffing and it will require a lot of education „ not only on the part of our student-athletes but on the part of our fans, on the part of the relatives of our recruits and for our administration,Ž Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen said. Its a big responsibility. Obviously, its not some-thing well take lightly.ŽOle Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said integrity fees would go toward compliance and athlete education and that talk about making money off gambling would be a losing conversation.ŽRutgers (New Jersey) and Penn State did not respond to Associated Press requests for com-ment on integrity fees and the University of Pitts-burgh declined comment. A casino operator on Friday began the applica-tion process for a license to offer sports betting in Pennsylvania.The NCAA declined comment to the AP, though it has said it would not pursue integ-rity fees for itself and that it continues to oppose to any wagering, legal or otherwise.All-in for gambling? SPORTS TICKER Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceedsMarvin Werkley of Mobile, Ala., looks over the wager sheets Aug. 3 at the IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Miss., before making a bet. Colleges are looking for a way to get a piece of the action from legal sports wagering. [JOHN FITZHUGH/THE SUN HERALD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** A12 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser JOBSBy Jeffery MarinoZipRecruiter.comThe wide world of professional sports is obsessed with statistics. If youre a seasoned sports professional interested in becoming a free agent on the job market, or if youre a desk jockey whos always dreamed of getting traded to the sports industry, here are a few stats you may be interested in: € The professional sports industry in North America generated a total revenue of $69.3 billion in 2017. € Gross revenues are expected to grow more than 10 percent by 2020, totaling $76.5 billion. € Growing 5 percent annually in 2017, there were more than 36,000 health and fitness clubs in the U.S., generating a total annual revenue of $25.8 billion. € 36 percent of millennials reported signing up for a gym membership in 2017. € The number of sports and recreation jobs posted to increased more than 100 percent year-over-year in June. € There are currently more than two job openings for every applicant on in the sports and recreation industry across the U.S. With enough job opportunity to make anyone feel like a first-round draft pick, landing a job in the sports industry today should be a slam dunk. But unless youre LeBron, its unlikely recruiters are knocking down your door offering eight-figure contracts. So we put together our list of the top 10 sports and recreation job markets in the U.S. We looked at the top 50 metros by population and ranked them based on a weighted average that includes the amount of sports industry job opportunity, cost of living, availability of public transit, walkability and public health. Just for fun, we included the highestpaid athlete in each ranking metro, in case youre curious about where your salary would top-out. The Twin Cities tops our list for good reason. With the Twins (MLB), Vikings (NFL), Timberwolves (NBA) and Wild (NHL), Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of just 13 metros in the U.S. to have a team in all four major sports leagues. Plus, the opportunity level there is absolutely striking, with more than 14 sports jobs available for every applicant. As is the case with all of the cities in our lineup, its not just the major franchises and stadiums scouting for athletically minded talent. Jobs are available in a variety of positions from coaching to training to marketing, from after-school programs to the big leagues. cities for sports jobs TOP 10 The top 10 sports and recreation job markets1. Minneapolis-St.Paul Opportunity Index: 14.1 Highest-paid athlete: Minnesota Vikings Kirk Cousins, $24 million 2. Boston Opportunity: 12.1 Highest-paid athlete: Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving, $20 million 3. San Francisco/Oakland Opportunity: 16.9 Highest-paid athlete: Golden State Warriors Steph Curry, $37.4 million 4. St. Louis Opportunity: 4.1 Highest-paid athlete: St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina, $20 million 5. Pittsburgh Opportunity: 7.9 Highest-paid athlete: Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, $23.2 million 6. Washington, D.C. Opportunity: 3.1 Highest-paid athlete: Washington Wizards Otto Porter, $26 million 7. San Jose, California Opportunity: 14.5 Highest-paid athlete: San Jose Sharks Brent Burns, $10 million 8. Denver Opportunity: 5.5 Highest-paid athlete: Denver Broncos Von Miller, $35.1 million 9. New York Opportunity: 7.2 Highest-paid athlete: New York Yankees Giancarlo Stanton, $25 million 10. Portland, Oregon Opportunity: 4.3 Highest-paid athlete: Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard, $27.9 million FREEPIK IMAGES


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** A14 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserFeb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26: STP 500 at Martinsville (Clint Bowyer) April 8: OReilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas (Kyle Busch) April 15: Food City 500 at Bristol (Kyle Busch) April 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Kyle Busch) April 29: Geico 500 at Talladega (Joey Logano) May 6: AAA 400 at Dover (Kevin Harvick) May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas (Kevin Harvick) May 19: All-Star Race at Charlotte (Kevin Harvick) May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (Kyle Busch) June 3: Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan (Clint Bowyer) June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland (Kyle Busch) July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (Erik Jones) July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky (Martin Truex Jr.) July 22: New Hampshire 301 (Kevin Harvick) July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono (Kyle Busch) Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen (Chase Elliott) Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400 (Kevin Harvick) Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol (Kurt Busch) Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead NASCAR THIS WEEK2018 SCHEDULE AND WINNERS 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKYLE BUSCH News ” ash: Takes blame for wreck! KEVIN HARVICK Twentyfour starts, 20 top-10s MARTIN TRUEX JR. Now casting one eye toward 2019 ride KURT BUSCH Would rather skip the off week CHASE ELLIOTT Ninth or better in past “ ve starts ERIK JONES Finished “ fth three of past four weeks CLINT BOWYER Finally found his way back to top-10 “ nish RYAN BLANEY Middle name is Michael KYLE LARSON Cant string together a good month The Daytona Beach News-Journals Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@ JOEY LOGANO Seems to have nipped the mini-slump THREE THINGS TO WATCHBRISTOL THREE THINGS WE LEARNEDDARLINGTONFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesGODWINS PICKS FOR ROAD AMERICA MOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTIts an off week on the Cup schedule, but we refuse to participate in their slacking. Tune in online at daytonamotormouths CUP STANDINGS WHATS ON TAP QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers Can Kurt Busch turn the Big 3 into the Big 4 in time for the playoffs? GODSPEAK: In order to break into the Big 3Ž club, you need more than a lone victory. Maybe Kurt will be the Big 1Ž in November. KENS CALL: Hes getting his roll together at the right time, so its possible. But its not golf „ the Big 3Ž aint looking for a fourth.Who is 2018s next non-winner to win this season? GODSPEAK: Give me Ryan Blaney after Bristols coulda, woulda, shoulda performance. He will come back from his week off with a big chip on his shoulder. KENS CALL: There are some very ripe possibilities out there, but I say it doesnt happen until Jamie McMurray wins Talladega in October. MARTIN TRUEX JR. VS. KYLE BUSCH: Some weeks you go “ shing and get a nibble, and some weeks they jump into the boat. This was pure Big 3Ž on Big 3Ž action when Busch wrecked Truex at Bristol. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: Truex will have an extra week to stew about this incident. Truexs girlfriend Sherry Pollex tweeted: Omg I cant believe that just happened. Kyle Busch is a moron.Ž XFINITY WINNER: Bill Elliott REST OF TOP 5: Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, Cole Custer FIRST ONE OUT: Austin Cindric DARK HORSE: Jeremy Clements DONT BE SURPRISED IF: NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Elliott joins his son, Chase, as a stock-car, road-course winner this season. Will Kurts rebound stick this time?Well, he turned 40 earlier this month, was remarried early last year, and has capped a good recent run with his win at Bristol. Better yet, its been quite a while since he went over the edge with deeds or words. And now, word is, hes actually a coveted driver again, set to leave Stewart-Haas Racing next season and replace Jamie McMurray in Chip Ganassis No. 1 car. There have been times when we considered Kurts career to be in jeopardy, so this is quite a resurgence. And on the ” ip side ƒ?Theres Martin Truex Jr., who enjoyed his own career rebound at Furniture Row Racing, won a championship, might win another, and may have to leave the team. Same old song: Lack of major sponsorship funding might have Truex shopping for a new ride. Well say it again: The long-employed business model, which remains dependent on corporate funding, needs “ xing, because corporate funding is no longer automatic.„ Ken Willis, ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1. Kyle Busch 1003 2. Kevin Harvick 960 3. Martin Truex Jr. 849 4. Kurt Busch 796 5. Clint Bowyer 776 6. Joey Logano 768 7. Ryan Blaney 733 8. Brad Keselowski 730 9. Kyle Larson 729 10. Denny Hamlin 707 11. Chase Elliott 697 12. Aric Almirola 658 13. Erik Jones 635 14. Jimmie Johnson 604 15. Alex Bowman 572 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 493 17. Ryan Newman 481 18. Daniel Suarez 479 19. Austin Dillon 475 20. Paul Menard 473 XFINITY: Johnsonville 180 SITE: Road America (4.048-mile road course) SCHEDULE: Saturday, race (NBC Sports Network, 3 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: Chevrolet 250 SITE: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course) TV SCHEDULE: Sunday, race (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.) 1. Drivers clinchWith two regularseason races left on the schedule, 12 drivers have quali“ ed for the playoffs, including three on points after the Bristol race. In addition to nine race winners, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson will get in on points. Well just continue to “ ght,Ž Larson said.2. Fix that clogThe exit to Bristols pit road was constantly clogged with stock cars jockeying for position, because cars restarting on the outside lane had a clear advantage. It was so critical that at one point, Chase Elliott slammed on his brakes to let Clint Bowyer pass him on pit road.3. Truck gate closedIf you blinked this weekend, you might have missed this fact: The Camping World Truck Series playoff “ eld was set at Bristol. The “ nal eight are Noah Gragson, Matt Crafton, Brett Mof“ tt, Grant En“ nger, Ben Rhodes, Justin Haley, Stewart Friesen and Johnny Sauter. Congrats.„ Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comKyle Larson, shown here leading the Bristol race, “ nished second on the night but clinched a Cup Series playoff position based on his points total. [AP/WADE PAYNE] 1. Four to llAfter 24 regular-season races, there are only four NASCAR Cup Series playoff positions left up for grabs with two races remaining on the slate. Alex Bowman is on the bubble with a 79-point advantage on Ricky Stenhouse Jr. If a driver outside of the safe-points zone wins, then Bowman would be eliminated. Everybody will have plenty of time to run the numbers; no Cup race this weekend.2. Numbers all overBristol Motor Speedway is one of the smallest tracks in NASCAR, but one that produced big numbers. When Kurt Busch took the checkered ” ag Saturday night, it represented the Ford Fusions 100th Cup win. The triumph was Buschs “ rst since winning the 2017 Daytona 500, a span of 59 races. It was crew chief Billy Scotts “ rst win and a series-leading 10th for Stewart-Haas Racing. Whew!3. Baynes bestTrevor Bayne scored his best “ nish of the season (11th) at Bristol Motor Speedway and will get the next three weeks off. The Cup Series is off this week, and 2003 NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will wheel the No. 6 Roush Fenway Ford at Darlington and Indy. Every weekend when I leave the track I just kind of look and say, Did I do everything I could do to get every position? Ž Bayne said.„ Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comAlex Bowman started the season with a Daytona 500 pole position. Now he is “ ghting to get into the Cup Series playoffs. [AP/JOHN RAOUX]


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A15 REFLECTIONSLOOKING BACK IN THE HOLMES COUNTY NEWS:Heres a glance at the top stories for August 22, 1974 Source: 1485Battle of Bosworth FieldIn the last major battle of the War of the Roses, King Richard III is defeated and killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field by Henry Tudor, the earl of Richmond. After the battle, the royal crown, which Richard had worn into the fray, was picked out of a bush and placed on Henrys head. His crowning as King Henry VII inaugurated the rule of the house of Tudor over Eng-land, a dynasty that would last until Queen Elizabeths death in 1603. 1776Redcoats land at Long Island On this day in 1776, the British arrive at Long Island, between Gravesend and New Utrecht, with near twenty four thousand men ready to land in a moment,Ž according to one observer. 1848Ulysses S. Grant marriesOn this day in 1848, future President Ulysses S. Grant marries Julia Boggs Dent.1851U.S. wins “ rst Americas CupOn August 22, 1851, the U.S.-built schooner America bests a fleet of Britains finest ships in a race around Englands Isle of Wight. The ornate silver trophy won by the America was later donated to the New York Yacht Club on condition that it be forever placed in international competition. Today, the Americas CupŽ is the worlds oldest continually contested sporting trophy and represents the pinnacle of international sailing yacht competition. 1862Lincoln replies to Horace GreeleyPresident Abraham Lincoln writes a carefully worded letter in response to an abolitionist editorial by Horace Greeley, the editor of the influential New York Tri-bune, and hints at a change in his policy concerning slavery.1864International Red Cross foundedThe Geneva Convention of 1864 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick of Armies in the Field is adopted by 12 nations meeting in Geneva. The agreement, advocated by Swiss humanitarian Jean-Henri Dunant, called for nonpartisan care to the sick and wounded in times of war and provided for the neutrality of medical personnel. It also proposed the use of an international emblem to mark medical personnel and supplies. In honor of Dunants national-ity, a red cross on a white background…the Swiss flag in reverse…was chosen. In 1901, Dunant was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize. 1898Hired killer Jim Miller joins Texas RangersThe hired assassin Jim Miller briefly joins the Texas Rangers, demonstrating how thin the line between outlaw and lawmen often was in the West. 1914Heavy casualties suffered in the Battles of the FrontiersOn August 22, 1914, as French and German forces face off on the Western Front during the opening month of the First World War, the isolated encounters of the previous day move into full-scale battle in the forests of the Ardennes and at Charleroi, near the junction of the Sambre and Meuse Rivers. 1922Michael Collins assassinatedIrish revolutionary and Sinn Fein politi-cian Michael Collins is killed in an ambush in west County Cork, Ireland. 1933The Barker clan kills an of“ cer in their fruitless robberyThe notorious Barker gang robs a Fed-eral Reserve mail truck in Chicago, Illinois, and kills Officer Miles Cunningham. Net-ting only a bunch of worthless checks, the Barkers soon returned to a crime with which they had more success„kidnapping. A few months later, the Barkers kidnapped wealthy banker Edward Bremer, demand-ing $200,000 in ransom.On This Day


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 B1CELEBRATE By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBETHELEHEM … One teacher at Bethlehem Schoolpainted her summer vacation a little differently than others.Beth Williams painted theentire student activities center in one big Dr. Seuss mural that includes, Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, and Green Eggs and Ham.Williams, who teaches third and fourth grade math says she wanted to do some-thing to brighten things up. I just wanted to do some-thing that would brighten the kids day when they saw it,Ž said Williams.The mural is in correlation with the celebrations in March,Ž said Williams. I love seeing the kids faces when they see the familiar characters on the wall.ŽDuring the month of March school districts celebrate Dr. Suesss birthday.Other helping hands included Bonnie Jefferson, Alesha Gilley, Ashley Hardy, Julie Lassiter and Blossom Owens, whoall pitched in and painted the base coats.Studentswere thrilled with the painting. After all, it is the first thing they see when they arrive at school.I like it, it is really pretty,Ž said Adysen Hardy.The painting really helps to make my day brighter,Ž said Logan Killingsworth. When I first saw it I was like 'what is that,' but now I really like it.ŽPrincipal Roseanne Mitchell said it feels good to have teachers that surpass expectations. It is such a good feeling to have teachers that go above and beyond for our students,Ž said Mitchell. She just came in and worked. She did this with her own money and wants nothing in return for it except to see the students smile. We are lucky to have her.Ž Painting a brighter school yearBeth Williams stands with Horton in the student activities center at Bethlehem School. Sam I Am and his Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seusss The Lorax. The student activities center at Bethlehem School has a new mural thanks to one of its very own teachers, Beth Williams.[DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMES-ADVERTISER PHOTOS] What mural would be complete without Thing 1 and Thing 2. The cat in the hat.


** B2 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser BUSINESSBy Alex VeigaThe Associated PressRetailers and airlines helped lift U.S. stocks broadly higher Monday, extending the markets gains from last week. Consumer-focused companies and industrial stocks grabbed most of the gains. Banks and health care stocks also rose. Energy companies climbed along with the price of U.S. crude oil.Technology companies lagged the broader market, weighing down the Nasdaq composite index for much of the day.The markets latest gains, while modest, added to what has been a mostly solid summer for stocks. The S&P 500, the mar-kets benchmark index, has posted a weekly gain in six of the past seven weeks. Stocks got off to a mixed start as investors weighed the latest corporate earn-ings and deal news.Since last week investors have been feeling cautiously optimistic about the prospects for an end to the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which has led to costly, dueling tariffs between the two nations and caused uncertainty in the markets. Hopes rose late last week on news that China will send an envoy to Washington this month to discuss a way out of the standoff before President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in November.Is there motivation to get it resolved before November? Sure, but its not going to be resolved any time soon,Ž said Tom Martin, senior portfolio manager with Globalt Investments. Its going to continue to be an overhang and theres going to be a lot of posturing before any real deals are reached.ŽOn Monday, investors bid up shares in consumer-focused companies, with several big department store chains leading the way. Macys was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, vaulting 6.1 percent to $38.21. Kohls picked up 3.2 percent to $78.85, while Nordstrom rose 4 percent to $61.56. Gap gained 2.8 percent to $32.17.Airlines climbed as part of a broader rise in industrial sector stocks. American Airlines Group jumped 5.8 percent to $39.99, while United Con-tinental gained 3.9 percent to $85.22. Southwest Airlines rose 3.3 percent to $61.63.Estee Lauder climbed 3.4 percent to $140.56 after the cosmetics company reported quarterly results that topped Wall Streets forecasts. The company benefited from better-than-expected global sales, particularly in Asia.Traders also welcomed the latest corporate deal news.SodaStream jumped 9.4 percent to $142.11 after PepsiCo agreed to buy the Israeli maker of carbonated drink machines for $3.2 billion. China Biologic Products Holdings surged 8.7 percent to $100 after the company received a takeover offer from an investor group for $118 a share in cash.Retailers, airlines lift stocks higher MARKET WATCHDow 25,758.69 89.37 Nasdaq 7,821.01 4.68 S&P 2,857.05 6.92 Russell 1,698.69 5.75 NYSE 12,965.10 56.94COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,186.80 10.30 Silver 14.655 .039 Platinum 793.90 16.60 Copper 2.6635 .0390 Oil 66.43 0.52MARKET MOVERS€ Infosys Ltd., down 58 cents to $20.50: The India-based technology, consulting and outsourcing company announced that its chief “ nancial of“ cer was leaving. € Tyson Foods Inc., up $1 to $63.40: Tyson, a food maker, acquired the food services company Keystone for $2.2 billion in cash.BRIEFCASENEW YORKOnline socks seller Bombas mixes commerce and charity When David Heath cofounded online socks seller Bombas, his impetus didnt come from trying to make a comfortable sock. It came from realizing that socks were the No. 1 clothing item requested by the homeless. The company, which donates a pair of socks for every pair it sells, just generated its first profit in 2016 and hit nearly $50 million in sales last year. Now, its mapping out an expansion plan beyond socks. The Associated PressWHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK€ On Wednesday, Target reports quarterly “ nancial results before the market open.By Bernard CondonThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ The bull market in U.S. stocks is about to become the longest in history.If stocks dont drop significantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market that began in March 2009 will have lasted nine years, five months and 13 days, a record that few would have predicted when the market struggled to find its footing after a 50 percent plunge during the financial crisis.The long rally has added trillions of dollars to household wealth, helping the economy, and stands as a testament to the ability of large U.S. companies to squeeze out profits in tough times and confidence among investors as they shrugged off repeated crises and kept buying.There was no manic trading, there was no panic buying or selling,Ž said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer of Cresset Wealth Advisors. Its been pretty steady.ŽThe question now is when the rally will end. The Federal Reserve is undoing many of the stimulative measures that supported the market, including keeping interest rates near zero. There are also mounting threats to global trade that have unsettled investors.For such an enduring bull market, it shares little of the hallmarks of prior rallies.Unlike earlier rallies, individual investors have largely sat out after getting burned by two crashes in less than a decade. Trading has been lackluster, with few shares exchanging hands each day. Private companies have shown little enthusiasm, too, with fewer selling stock in initial public offerings than in previous bull runs.Yet this bull market has been remarkably resilient. After several blows that might have killed off a less robust rally „ fears of a euro-zone collapse, plunging oil prices, a U.S. credit downgrade, President Donald Trumps trade fights „ investors soon returned to buying, avoiding a 20 percent drop in stocks that by common definition marks the end of bull markets.I dont think anyone could have predicted the length and strength of this bull market,Ž said David Lebovitz, a global market strate-gist at JPMorgan Asset Management.One of the markets biggest winners in recent years, Facebook, wasnt even publicly traded when the bull market began. Facebooks huge run-up of more than 350 percent since going public in 2012, Apples steady march to $1 tril-lion in value, and huge gains by other tech companies like Netflix have helped push the broader market higher.Since the rally officially began on March 9, 2009, the Standard and Poors 500 has risen 321 percent. In the 1990s bull market, the current record holder for the longest, stocks rose 417 percent.From the start, the Federal Reserve was a big force pushing mar-kets higher. It slashed short-term borrowing rates to zero, then began buying trillions of dollars of bonds to push longer-term rates down, too. Investors frustrated with tiny interest payments on bonds felt they had no alternative but to pile into stocks.Companies moved fast to adapt to the post-financial-crisis world of sluggish U.S. growth.They slashed costs and kept wage growth low, squeezing profits out of barely grow-ing sales. They bought back huge amounts of their own stock and expanded their sales overseas, particularly to Chinas booming economy. Profit margins reached record levels, as wages sunk to record lows as mea-sured against the size of economy.What people missed was how quickly U.S. corporations were restructuring and right-sizing themselves to regain profitability,Ž said money manager James Abate, who publicly urged investors to start buying stocks in early 2009 when most were dumping them. It was really a catalyst for turning things around.ŽChinas surging growth helped the market, too. Its boom drove up the price of oil and other com-modities, helping to lift stocks of U.S. natural resource companies „ for a while at least.Then came a down-grade of the U.S. credit rating in August 2011, which caused stocks to swoon, and 2013 brought another fall as Fed Chairman Ben Ber-nanke talked of easing off stimulus policies. In the second half 2014, oil plunged 50 percent, which rattled investors again.Profits started falling the next year, but investors kept their nerve and didnt sell and waited for profits to rise again. In 2016, stocks gained 10 percent then jumped 19 percent the next year. Since the start of 2018, they have risen 6.6 percent, boosted by surging profits fol-lowing the massive cut in corporate tax rates earlier this year.Raging bullBorn out of the nancial crisis, bull market nears a record In this Nov. 27, 2009, photo, traders move about the ” oor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the opening bell. If stocks dont drop signi“ cantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market will have lasted nine years, “ ve months and 13 days, a record. [PETER MORGAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 B3 If you have a school activity or news event youd like covered, please send information to: news@ Already have photos or an article youd like to share? Wed love to have those submissions as well. Help us get the word out about all the good news in our local school system!GOT SCHOOL NEWS?CROSSWORD SCHOOLS & SOCIETYTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? 1. Officially the term boulderŽ is applied only to stones larger than about how many inches in diameter? 10, 25, 30, 50 2. Though she wore a wig, why was Queen Elizabeth I of England completely bald? By choice, Bubonic plague, Smallpox, Lost bet 3. Whats the first word in Chapter 1 of Mark Twains Adventures of Tom SawyerŽ? Mississippi, Huck, Tom, Murder 4. When did UNIVAC become the first computer to tabulate the U.S. census? 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970 5. What would one most likely find in a patisserie? Cakes, Books, Snakes, Plants 6. Whose horse was named  AethenothŽ? Zeus, Lady Godiva, Grant, Hercules ANSWERS: 1. 10, 2. Smallpox, 3. Tom, 4. 1950, 5. Cakes, 6. Lady GodivaTRIVIA BY WILSON CASEY Wilson Casey HOLMESCOUNTY The start of school is the dreadful end of summer vacation. Yet local students had no trouble shaking off the pleasures of the break to prepare for a safe and successful school year. Last week, we asked our readers to share their children's first day of school photos. And with a number of entries, the community responded in a big way.We're always looking to share photos submitted by our readers. From beautiful country scenery to candid family fun, we'd like to publish your captured moments. Send to to schoolEmma Grace Fowler, 5th grade, and Ellie Goodman, 1st grade, head to Bonifay K-8. Grandmother Shirley Owens, a School Board member, captured her grandsons Chase Owens, 6th grade, and Austin Owens, 8th grade, who both attend Bethlehem High School. Adeline Register is in Mrs. Woods 3rd grade class at Bethlehem School. George, Journey and Sharalyn Hauss start the “ rst day of school at Bonifay K-8. Bonifay K-8 students Madison Morris, 7th grade, Zachary Morris, 5th grade, and Kolton Morris 3rd grade head to their “ rst day of school. [SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER PHOTOS] September 3: Labor Day (Students and All Personnel Out/Paid Holiday for Teachers) October 5: Students and All Personnel Out 12: End of First Grading Period 18:Report Cards Go Home 26 … 29: Fall Break (Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel out) 30: Classes Resume November 19-23: Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel Out 22: Paid Holiday for Teachers 21-23: 12 Month Personnel out December 21: End “ rst Semester Student Early Release Day/ Professional Development 24-Jan. 4, 2019:Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel out 25: Paid Holiday for Teachers 24-Jan 1, 2019: 12 Month Personnel out January 2019 7: Classes Resume for Students and all Personnel return to work 10: Report Cards Go Home 21: Students and All Personnel out/Paid Holiday for Teachers February 18: Students and all Personnel out/Paid Holiday for teachers March 15: End Third Grading Period 21: Report Cards Go Home 25-29: Spring Break (Students and All Personnel Out) April 1: Classes Resume May 20: Ponce de Leon High School Graduation 21: Poplar Springs High School Graduation 23: Bethlehem High School Graduation 24: Holmes County High School Graduation 24: End of Second Semester/Student Early Release Day/Professional Development 27: All Personnel Out/Paid Holiday For Teachers 28-30: Post-School for Teachers and Non-Instructional Teacher Working Days2018 2019 HOLMES COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR


** B4 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser FAITHIf 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 off 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 HOLMES COUNTY CHURCH LISTINGSSee LISTINGS, B6If you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: Red Hill Methodist to hold mission supperBONIFAY … Red Hill United Methodist Church will hold a mission supper at 5 p.m. Friday, August 24. The menu will be fried catfish fillets, smoked chicken, cheese grits, baked beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies and dessert. All proceeds go to local mis-sions. Plates are dine in or carry out. For more informa-tion call Linda Yarbrough at 334-360-0811, Mt. Ararat to hold Pastor Appreciation DayCHIPLEY … 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 congre-gation 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 servicesCARYVILLE … 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 ChordsmenMARIANNA … 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 recep-tion 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 informa-tion call 850-482-2431. First United Methodist to host USDA Food DistributionBONIFAY … Bonifay First United Methodist Church will host a USDA Food Distribu-tion at 9 30 a.m. at the church on the following Wednesdays: 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.FAITH EVENTS


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 B5 Bama Lois Broxton, 72 of Graceville, passed away, Thursday, August 9, 2018. Ms. Bama was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County. She loved fishing, canning and cooking. Ms. Bama was known for her cakes, her canned goods but most of all her delicious hot pepper sauce and would share with not only family but friends too. She loved fishing with her beloved husband and family. Predeceased by her parents Wiley Deese and Millie Bateman Deese, two sisters Frances Strickland and Jeanetta Harris. Survived by her loving husband James Stafford Broxton, Graceville; children, Bobby Dean Riley(April), Steven LaDon Riley(Melissa), Cottondale, FL, Darrell Christopher Riley(Amanda), Candice Kirkland(Jason), Graceville, FL; eight brothers and sisters, Opal Watson, Houston Deese, Louie Deese, Huey Deese, Victoria Watson, Sarah Breedlove, Betty Joyce Corbin, Dewey Deese; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews. Two fur-babies near and dear to her heart, Bear and PeeWee. A Home-going servicewsas held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Bro. Chubby Watson officiating. Burial followed in New Hope AOG Church Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Saturday, 2 p.m. until time of service. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. jamesandlipford.comBAMA L. BROXTON Juanita (Potter) Brown, of Vernon, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 13, 2018 in the Washington Rehab and Nursing Center of Chipley, Florida. She was 97 years old. Juanita was born on February 4, 1921 in Millers Ferry, Florida to the late Thomas and Annie (Brown) Potter. She was of the Holiness faith and was an early member of the Church of God In Christ in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, later moving her membership to the McQueens Temple First Born Church in Vernon, Florida. She also was one of the church mothers, trustee, and eldest member of McQueens Temple. Juanita was associated with the Jolly Seniors Group and was a homemaker by trade. She leaves to cherish her memories her caregiver, whom she loved and referred to as her daughter: Blondell (Rev. Willie E.) Brown of Vernon, Florida; sisterin-law: Josephine Potter of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; along with a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Juanitas Life was held at 11 AM CST, Saturday, August 18, 2018 from the sanctuary of the McQueens Temple First Born Church of Vernon, Florida, with pastor, Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown, Min. Wade Brown, Rev. Richard Peterson, Rev. Leonard Dean and Rev. Eli Andrews, officiating. Committal Service followed in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. Public Viewing was held on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 12 Noon until 9 PM in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida. The remains were in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday. Friends may sign the guestbook online at www. P. BROWNMrs. Betty Faye George, age 82, of Bonifay, Florida passed away August 8, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. She was born November 17, 1935 in Pinckard, Alabama to the late Dewey Lee Henderson and Gussie Mae Brooks Henderson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. George was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Henderson, one sister, Carole Hudson and one greatgrandson, Chase Moss. Mrs. George is survived by her husband, Glen George of Bonifay, FL; two daughters, Rhonda Hayes and husband Jim of Bonifay, FL and Sandra Bell and husband Harry of Bonifay, FL; one son, Vic George of Greenwood, FL; nine grandchildren, Carmen, Tiffany, Zac, Nic, Cassie, Kaitlyn, Sarah, Lucas and Pasley; ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3:00 PM Saturday, August 11, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bonifay, Florida. Interment followed in the East Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida 32428.BETTY F. GEORGEKolby Sterlin Wesley Miller, age 21, of Bonifay, Florida died August 8, 2018. Funeral services were held Monday, August 13, 2018. Interment followed in the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.KOLBY S. MILLERKitty Atwell Murdock, 87, of Malone, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 9, 2018. A proud resident of Malone, Florida, she was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Malone where she served in the choir, WMU, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She also gave many hours serving as president of the Malone JOY Club. Referred to as Miss KittyŽ by those that knew her, she was the definition of a classic southern lady. She enjoyed spending time with her family and sending cards and letters to her friends and family near and far. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Leslie & Lena Byrd Atwell; her husband of 49 years, Tyree L. Murdock and a brother, Wilber Atwell. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Charlene Murdock and husband, Gene Smith of Ashford Alabama; one son, Rusty Murdock and wife, Mary Carol of Malone; her hearts, granddaughters, Marcy Murdock and Kyndal Murdock Schuler & husband, Clay; great grandsons, Charley Wagner, Seth Taylor and Silas Evans Schuler of Malone; step-grandchildren, Stuart Smith and wife, Isabelle, Windy Burkette and husband, Lee, Cindy Majors and husband, Ronnie, Tiffany Norris and husband, Eric, and Candy Smith, all of Alabama; a special niece, Carolyn Padgett of Wicksburg, Alabama and a host of great nieces & nephews. She is also survived by special friends, Hazel Johnson and son, Karl Cook of Tampa, Dianne Kern of Minnesota, and Opal Proctor and husband, Charles of Grangeburg, Alabama. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Malone with Rev. John Smith and Ed Ham officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Malone. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.comKITTY A. MURDOCK Vicki Marceia Cooper Rock, age 50, of Caryville, Florida died August 13, 2018. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 16, 2018. Interment followed in the Caryville City Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.VICKI M. ROCK Mrs. Jordyn Deborah Rowe, age 22, of Callaway, Florida passed way August 10, 2018 in Callaway, Florida. She was born June 16, 1996 in Panama City, Florida. Jordyn was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Cynthia Fussell and maternal great-grandmother, Patsy Peters. Jordyn is survived by two sons, Caiden Jay Rowe and Zandon Axel Rowe both of Callaway, FL; her mother, Opal Nicole Webb and husband Frankie of Vernon, FL; her father, Robert Hernandez, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Southport, FL; her boyfriend, Wesley Blanchette of Callaway, FL; one brother, Kaleb Michael Williams of Claston, GA; three sisters, Savannah Danielle Gibson of Bonifay, FL; Alerra Christina Hernandez of Lynn Haven, FL and Corina Isabella Hernandez of Lynn Haven, FL; one step-brother, Brandon Johnson of Lynn Haven; one step-sister, Marissa Webb of Spartanburg, SC uncle and aunt, Sport and Jaime Maines of Caryville, FL; father to children, Cody Rowe of Chipley, FL; best friend, Miracle Davis of Bonifay, FL; maternal grandparents, Sallie and Danny Jackson of Claston, GA; paternal grandmother, Sandra Evelyn Rodriguez of Greenhead, FL; paternal grandfather, Robert Hernandez, Sr. of Panama City, FL. A celebration of life service was held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 17, 2018, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the New Bethany Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 5-7 PM Thursday at Peel Funeral Home.JORDYN D. ROWE Katie Louraine Sullivan, a retired Jackson County School Lunch Room Manager, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. Katie was born in Jackson County, moved away in her early twenties and raised a family of her own and was known as a mother to many. She was well respected and very much loved by all that knew her. She was always putting others first before herself and known to be kindhearted. She is survived by her children; Ernest D. Sullivan, Diane Dean and husband Paul and David W, Sullivan and wife Kelly, two brothers; Samuel Barnes and George Barnes, three sisters; Thelma Russell, Emma Barnes and Eloise Potter and husband Daniel and 4 grandchildren; Amanda Vallery, Kristen Hamilton, Annabelle Gabsi and Benjamin Sullivan. The funeral service was held 11:00A.M., Friday, August 17, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Chipley, FL. Family received friends for 1 hour prior from 10:00 to 11:00A.M. Burial was at Salem Freewill Baptist Church in Kynesville, FL. Katie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.KATIE L. SULLIVAN Clarence Ray Vann, 64, of Ponce De Leon, Florida passed away on August 13, 2018. Ray was a loving husband, an amazing dad, a fun Papaw, and an overall wonderful man. He served our country as an Army Master Gunner for 20 years and served as a hero to all those that admired him. Ray would always find his peace in the serenity of the woods, watching the currents of the river, or seeing what would grow in his garden. Although Ray was the strong and silent type, the inspiration of his strength will help ease our pain and fill our hearts with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live his beautiful soul that comes down and through and onto all of us. Ray is survived by his loving wife Theresa Vann, brother, Donnie Vann (spouse:Brenda), brother, Alan Vann (spouse: Cindy), sister, Patricia Hall (spouse:John). His children Shari Campbell, Tamatha VannLalima. Grandchildren Alissa Myers, Tristen Rushlow, Eliza LaLima. Great Grandchild Colton Myers, stepchildren Robbie Tarpley (spouse: Carolyn), Shelley Terry, step grandchildren Jaxon, Ruby, Kurtis Odom, Tiffany Odom, and Payton Terry. Ray was greeted in heaven by his parents, Raymond Vann, Dorothy Jo Bess, along with his daughter Staci Moody. Family, friends, and all those whose lives Ray touched were invited to his celebration of life at the Amvets Post #178, 4776 US Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, Saturday, August 25, 2018 and 12:00pm with military honors by the United States Army. You may view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www. Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.CLARENCE R. VANN OBITUARIESCONTINUED ON B6


** B6 Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserWednesday 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 Worsh ip 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 located 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 LISTINGSFrom Page B4 Mr. Hertis Paul Ward, age 85, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was born May 6, 1933 in Ponce De Leon, Florida to Henry Eldridge Ward and Ida Chamblee Ward. Mr. Ward was a lifelong resident of Ponce De Leon, Florida. He was Holiness by faith and a member of the Pineview Holiness Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, carpenter, and was a master step builder. He was a very talented story teller. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his father and mother; his loving wife of 67 years Pastor Velma Lee Ward; three brothers James E. Ward, Reuben Ward, and L.H. Ward; one sister Wilfred Locke. Mr. Ward is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Ward Johnston and Patricia Gail Bearden and husband Billy all of Ponce De Leon, Florida; four grandchildren, Michele Langley, Jason Johnston, Nicholas Bearden and wife Candace and Melanie Freeman and husband Brian; five great grandchildren, Phillip, Brianna, Ashlee and husband Kelby Willcox, Cortney, and Matthew; and two great-great grandchildren, Connor and Sawyer. A time of visitation was held from 1:00~2:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2018 at ClaryGlenn Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Kenny Montgomery officiating. Flowers are being accepted. Burial followed in the New Ponce De Leon Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.HERTIS P. WARD PLEASE RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER.I am in France, the country that gave the Statue of Liberty to America as a gift. Dedicated in 1886, it is our countrys power symbol of welcome and refuge, an en during testament to the grace and mercy that is the United States. To the newly arrived, the Statue of Liberty is reassurance: Breathe free, work in safety and live in justice. Lately, immigrants are painted as villains, scapegoated as criminals. Asylum seekers escaping torture and persecution are turned away. Mothers are torn from children, as if their undocumented status makes their anguish less.Yet, the Statue of Liberty is a potent reminder of our highest selves. The French really know how to build monuments. While in Bordeaux, I discovered a secret language abounds in their statues, public artwork and building facades. A guide helped me to decode the majestic Girondins Monument located in Place des Quinconces. This masterpiece honors Girondins revolutionaries who resisted the French governments reign of terror, which ended in 1793. The monument was erected in 1893, 100 years later, as a reminder that the will of the common people triumphed over an evil government. Later in 1942, the Nazis ordered the bronze horses to be melted down for German armaments, but French resistance hid the statues underground. After the war, the monument was re-erected in its entirety. Like our Statue of Liberty, the Girondins Monument speaks a resonant language. High atop a column, a winged woman holds broken chains. She is Liberty, breaking free of oppression. At the base are three seated bronze figures. Higher in the center, a woman in armor holds aloft a staff with a hand at its tip. She is Justice. On the left, a muscular man reaches out and represents Work. On the right, a helmeted woman appears serene, steadfast and watching. She symbolizes safety. For a society to flourish, three elements must be in place for all: Justice, work and safety. In front of those figures, bronze horses with dragon tails churn the waters with fury, charging toward three men fallen below a lower rock wall, scrambling to escape. These figures symbolize the French government during the time of the revolution. One holds a mask, and he represents lies and deception. The man in the middle has pig ears, and symbolizes excess, selfish interests, and vice. The man on the right cowers hiding his eyes. His name is Ignorance. For a long time, I studied the monument, musing on symbolism newly revealed by our guide. What this monument says about the triumph of their ideals. Deception, greed, and ignorance are poisonous agents of division. These are struggles that plague our country today. I hope our own Statue of Liberty will stand, 100 years later, to symbolize what America should always be „ a light for all to live and work in safety within a just society no matter where you come from. Email Suzette Martinez Standring at FROM B5Couphlin Clemmons, age 94, of Bonifay, Florida died August 14, 2018. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 18, 2018. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.COUPHLIN CLEMMONSStatue of Liberty: In 100 years, will it still mean the same? OBITUARIES


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If this is true (and, as far as I know, no one denies it), what a person thinks about is one of the most important things about him or her. The choice to allow a train of thought to travel through ones mind or to set a train of thought in motion is made countless times each day and is, therefore, common. Yet, precisely because that choice is made countless times a day, it determines ones identity and is, therefore, critical. It is vital for health and wellbeing that a person take control of, and responsibility for, his or her own thoughts. Yet many people do not know this is even possible. They are under the impression that thoughts originate outside themselves and, as such, are uncontrollable. They go wherever the most recent impulse takes them: into a success or revenge fantasy, or a replay of yesterdays argument at work, or last nights Survivor episode. They dont realize they are responsible for their thoughts and in control of them. Thats one thought that never enters their minds. The moment one accepts responsibility for his or her thoughts is one of the most important moments in a persons life. It makes positive change possible. It resets the future. It sets the stage for personal and spiritual growth. Many people allow thoughts to run unsupervised through their minds. Those thoughts link together into a train of thought … often a runaway train … and they feel helpless to stop it. But people can, and must, take control of the trains of thought that pass through their minds. They have the power to refuse them admittance, direct them when they are admitted, and stop them when they are going in the wrong direction. A different analogy might be helpful. Imagine that thoughts travel along something like riverways or canals. The riverways … or neural pathways … are already in place by the time a person is mature enough to exercise control over them. Yet it is possible to redirect riverbeds or dig new canals … neural pathways … upon which ones thoughts can travel. It is possible, but it takes significant effort. One of the great engineering feats in U. S. history was the redirection of the Chicago River. In the early part of the twentieth century, it flowed into Lake Michigan, which provided Chicago with drinking water. Because the river was contaminated with human and industrial waste, drinking water was polluted, and tens of thousands of people died from typhoid, cholera, and dysentery. The flow of the river was reversed by digging a system of canals, channeled through large sewage treatment plants, then into the Des Plaines River, the Mississippi, and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. Something similar happens with us. Significant amounts of toxic thoughts are being dumped into our minds on a regular basis. We must prevent such thoughts from entering our stream of consciousness and polluting our minds. This means governing what we watch, read, and hear. TV, movies, books, and Facebook pages that continually dump toxic ideas must be shut off. Even if we do this, some toxic thinking will remain, and more will enter our minds unbidden. So, we must take control of the thoughts we already have and redirect them. One way of doing this … a sewage treatment plant of sorts … is to routinely confess to God (and, as appropriate, to another person) toxic thoughts of pride, vengeance, fear, and sexual immorality. Carving new riverbeds through which our thoughts can flow takes almost constant vigilance at first. It requires the painful work of confession. It depends on finding sources of clean and healthy thoughts: books, movies, websites, and people who introduce true and refreshing ideas to the mind. But as this hard work is done, the control of ones thoughts becomes more manageable and life becomes healthier and more enjoyable. Shayne Looper is the pastor of Lockwood Community Church in Branch County, Michigan. Read more at responsibility for your own thought The U.S. Labor Department recently stated that contractors should be excused from federal antidiscrimination laws if they cite religious reasons for doing so. In an order issued by the Labor Department, will make it more difficult to sue the government if one its contractors denies a job to an LGBT person on the basis of the employers beliefs. Currently, federal contractors are required to ensure equal opportunity in their employment processes by law, but the order (written by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) reminds OFCCP staff that there are religious exemptions to the law. The order states the staff must permit "faith-based and community organizations, to the fullest opportunity permitted by law, to compare on a level playing field for (federal) contracts," and employees "must respect the right of religious people and institutions to practice their faith without fear of discrimination or retaliation by the Federal Government." STUDY SAYS U.S. remains a robustly religious country According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, Americans pray more often, are more likely to attend weekly religious services and ascribe a higher importance to faith in their lives than adults in other wealthy, Western democracies. According to the survey, 55 percent of Americans say they pray daily compared to 25 percent in Canada, 18 percent in Australia and 6 percent in Great Britain. 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Virginia Ave. Bonifay Fl. 32425, (850)547-1119, or they may be downloaded from our website at www.holmescountyfla.c om August 15 and 22, 2018 8-3521 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statues NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Sateline Liquors located at 1065 Hwy 179A, in the County of Holmes, in the city of Westville, Florida 32464 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Tallahassee, Florida, this 20 day of August, 2018. Prishanshvi Inc. August 22, 2018 8-3523 Public Auction The following vehicle will be sold at Public Auction at El Sankary Towing, 1600 Pirate Cove Rd, Ponce deLeon, Fl 32455 at 8:00 a.m. on August 29, 2018. VIN#1FTEF14H0JNA19 825 1988 FORD PICKUP Angela or George Cole 4355 Jack Powell Rd Crestview, FL32539 Aug 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: Secondary E-Mail: wellsmediation@gmail.comP erson Giving Notice: PAUL D. STRICKLAND, JR. 1529 N Highway 79 Bonifay FL 32425 August 15 and 22, 2018 AUCTION Annual Fall Farm and Construction 8:00 AM CST Saturday September 15, 2018 Highway 231 North Campbellton, FL Local farm dispersals, estates, bank repos, sheriff departments, city and count, plus approved consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC FL # 642 850-263-0473 850-258-7652 Chad Mason 850-849-0792 Gerald Mason www.masonauction.c om Estate Sale 5381 Cooper St Graceville August 25 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 26 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m 30-30 Lever-Action Mossburg Model 464. 850-326-3984. 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Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For Rent 3, 4 and 5BR fully furnished, CH/A, 6 Miles from town, very private, no pets. 850-547-2096. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. 850-209-8847 For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-326-9109 CASH FOR CARS : We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2002 and Newer. Nation’s Top Car Buyer! Free Towing from Anywhere! Call Now: 1-888-995-2702. For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. 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