AAA: GAS PRICES DRIFTING LOWER, FOR NOW ……..

AAA: GAS PRICES DRIFTING LOWER, FOR NOW ……..

Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. During that time, the national average price  has declined 2 cents. Pump prices have drifted lower on increased inventories and declining oil prices. “Gas prices are falling now, but fundamentals are pointing higher,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gulf Coast refineries are […]

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Study Finds Colorectal Cancer Rates Have Risen Dramatically in Gen X and Millennials ………

Three in ten rectal cancer diagnoses now in patients under 55   A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.   The study is led by American Cancer […]

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Art News You Need To Know ………….

Art News You Need To Know ………….

THIS JUST IN FROM THE ARTS ACTION FUND  …  The White House released its proposed budget to Congress last week, officially recommending full termination of funding of both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for FY2018. THIS JUST IN FROM THE ARTS ACTION FUND… The White House […]

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Tips To Help Families Improve Health ………

Tips To Help Families Improve Health ………

(NAPSI)—Although March is officially National Nutrition Month, anytime is a good time to eat more nutritiously, points out the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). It offers 12 tips to help. Go fresh. Choose fresh seafood, lean poultry, and beans as your protein source. If using ground meats, choose 93 percent lean ground turkey or […]

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Obituary for Jamie Sue Krawczynski ……..

Jamie Sue Krawczynski, age 38 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on March 14, 2017. She was born on August 26, 1978 to James Hamilton and Betty Sue (Mason) Kimbrough in Jacksonville, FL. Jamie is survived by two children, Jamis Rushing and Morgan Mae Oliver, her mother, Betty Sue Kimbrough and husband Randy, grandparents, […]

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TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT POISONINGS IN YOUR HOME …….

In 2016, nearly 38,000 poison exposure calls reported in Florida were regarding children age 5 and under. Poisonings are completely preventable and it is every adult’s responsibility to keep children safe from harmful exposure to medications and chemicals around the home. Florida’s Poison Control Centers handled 146,664 incoming calls during 2016. Poisonings can happen quickly […]

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Wildflower News: Parrot Pitcher Plant ……..

Wildflower News: Parrot Pitcher Plant ……..

This plant (Sarracenia psittacina) is the smallest of our more common pitcher plants but its dark red buds and flowers show up along the roadsides. It blooms later than the rose pitcher plant and the yellow trumpet pitcher plant. Its leaves lie close to the ground and at the end they curve around into a […]

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Don’t Drive Damaged Goods ……..

Don’t Drive Damaged Goods ……..

(NAPSI)—More than 725,000 vehicles driven on U.S. roads every day may be dangerous, according to new research from Carfax. These vehicles were damaged so severely in an accident, by fire or flood that DMVs across the country require permanent title marks to warn people about the damage. Still, thousands are back on the road in […]

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Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …….

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …….

It has been more than nine months since the tragic attack at Pulse nightclub took 49 innocent lives and shocked our country. I will never forget waking up to the horrific news. I quickly assembled my team of victim advocates and immediately headed to Orlando to offer whatever help we could. Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly […]

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BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill ……….

BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill ……….

Nitrates are the primary pollutant being addressed by the Jackson Blue Spring/Merritt’s Mill Pond BMAP. This BMAP identifies nitrogen fertilizer used in agriculture as the primary source of nitrates in the Jackson Blue Springs Basin. by albertin Photo credit: Doug Mayo The 2016 Florida Water Bill authorized regulations that will affect everyone in Florida.  Farmers […]

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LADY INDIANS HEADED TO NATIONALS …….

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (27-4) advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, on an at-large bid. The Lady Indians were among 8 at-large selections in the 24 team tournament which runs March 20-25. Chipola earned the #3 overall seed and will play Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. CST against the winner of […]

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Habitat helping in Chipley …….

Habitat helping in Chipley …….

Hats off to the group of Pennsylvania college students who spent their 2017 Spring Break helping build a home with Chipola Habitat for Humanity.   Going up at  734 1st Street in Chipley, the new home will help provide much-needed housing in the local community.   Also, hats off to the church groups and organizations […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida Will Honor the Sacrifice of Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker ……….

DAVIE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott has issued a statement in response to the death of Floridian and Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker following the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in New Mexico earlier this week. Governor Scott will honor the memory and sacrifice of 1st Lt. Dellecker […]

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Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter ……..

Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter ……..

A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist in Mississippi has found a way to help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits when they use poultry litter as fertilizer. ARS agronomist Haile Tewolde inspects cotton fertilized with chicken litter near Coffeeville, Mississippi. Photo by John Brooks. Dennis O’Brien, USDA ARS Office of Communications A USDA […]

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THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN Holmes and Washington Counties PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING DURING NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH®

  March is National Nutrition Month and the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties (DOH-Holmes and Washington) is promoting healthy eating and encouraging Floridians to make informed food choices. National Nutrition Month® is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” […]

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Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration ………

Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration ………

 by Judy Biss Beaver lodge, Calhoun County Florida. Photo by Judy Biss Even though the “work” beavers do can sometimes cause frustration to land owners, they are truly amazing creatures.  A number of questions have come into the Extension Office lately about managing beavers, so it is a good time to discuss a little about the […]

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