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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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Physical Description: Newspaper
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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: March 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1993-
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    Section A: Main: Walton County Business Directory
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    Section B: Features
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    Section B: Features: Religion
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    Section B: Features: Obituaries
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    Section B: Features: Sports
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    Section B: Features continued
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    Section B: Features: Business Information Directory
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    Section B: Features continued
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Arts & Entertainment
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Classifieds
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School

board -

laments

pre-K ,

program ,

a casualty

of the MAUDE SAUNDERS ELEMENTARY school must end! its voluntary pre-K program
after this year.
clamendment Repeal requested

amendment Repeal requested


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton County School
Board met on Tuesday,
March 7, to discuss an array
of items, including the pre-K
program.
Walton County will not of-
fer universal pre-K next year
as the district does not
qualify for state help, due to
not meeting class size reduc-
tion requirements to fund the
program. Pre-K will be pro-
vided to disabled students,
but the Board approved a re-
duction in staff of non-in-
structional personnel that
could cost 8-12 jobs.
"We're building classrooms
as fast as we can," says board
member Mark Davis. "We
are less than a student above
the line to qualify but the
state holds us to that line."
The board drafted a reso-
lution to present to the state
protesting being held to the
class size initiative and,
therefore, not qualifying for
the inclusion model as a dis-
trict.
The district will raise the
hourly pay rate for OPS em-
ployees on May 2 when the
Florida minimum wage rises
to $6.15 an hour. New hires
will start at $6.15 and gradu-
ate to $7 an hour after 90
days.
The board heard presenta-
tions by three different archi-
tectural firms for the con-
struction of a new gymna-
sium at Paxton High School.
Elliott-Marshall-Innes was
the top choice by the mem-
bers for the job. The firm has
designed gyms for Florida
High and Tallahassee Maclay
in recent years and will work
to design a facility that can
hold 750 to 1,000 seats for
fans.


By Tammy Kearce

"The state is coming in and
telling us to discontinue an
outstanding pre-K program,"
said Walton County District
Three School Board Member
Darrell Barnhill. The board
agreed that the decision to
close Walton County's "volun-
tary" (non-disabled) pre-K
program was an outrage and
voted unanimously to pass a
resolution requesting a re-
peal of the legislation.
As of the 2005/06 school
year, Walton County will no
longer meet the state-man-
dated criteria to operate vol-
untary pre-K services; there-
fore, the pre-K program will
be available to provide ser-
vices only to disabled stu-
dents. "Because of the pre-K
inclusion program, my boys
[who were diagnosed as au-
tistic] have made tremen-
dous progress," said Rebecca
Wheeler, a mother who ad-
dressed the board regarding
the issue. The pre-K inclu-
sion program was created to
integrate children with dis-
abilities into traditional
classroom settings and has
been very successful, but
without the attendance of
voluntary students, future
integration will be minimal.


In 2002 two constitutional
amendments were adopted
statewide, one to provide vol-
untary pre-K services and
the other to regulate class
size. As legislation regarding
the two amendments
evolved, they became inter-
twined. In order to meet pre-
K criteria, schools must now
show compliance with class
size guidelines at the pre-K
level for the next five years.
Walton County is one of
nine Florida counties who
are unable to comply; how-
ever, the county is less than
one child over the allowed
maximum. "We are less than
one half a student away and
building classrooms as fast
as we can," said District Four
School Board Member Mark
Davis. "This is one of the best
pre-K programs in the coun-
try."
"Unfortunately, it is not our
choice; we just do not meet
the criteria," said Superin-
tendent of Schools, Carlene
Anderson. There are nine
pre-K classes distributed
throughout Walton County:
one at Paxton Elementary,
two at West DeFuniak El-
ementary, two at Maude
Sanders Elementary, two at
Freeport Elementary and


two at Butler Elementary.'

With the loss of voluntary
pre-K students, fewer sup-
port staff will be needed to
operate the remaining class-
rooms and, for the first time
in nine years, the school
board voted for a reduction in
workforce that could affect as
many as 17 members of the
school district's support staff.
While some support staff
will move into other posi-
tions, others will be dis-
missed, placed on a list and
rehired as positions become
available based on experi-
ence.
"The whole thing is just
messed up," said Tabatha
Carmichael, mother of a vol-
unteer pre-K student. Many
agreed, voicing concerns that
the county's children will not
be prepared for an increas-
ingly challenging curricu-
lum, that parents will now
need to seek out private day
care and/or preschool in-
struction and the school dis-
trict will loose valuable em-
ployees.
"We are working as dili-
gently as we can for the fu-
ture," said Director of Cur-
riculum Marsha Pugh, "but
at this point we have been
taken out of the game."


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American Cancer

Society Relay For

Life Freeport 2005


In 2004, Relay For Life,
The American Cancer
Society's signature event,
was held in over 4200 com-
munities around the world.
Funds raised at each of these
events goes toward life sav-
ing research, history making
legislation, important pro-
grams and services and much
needed educational efforts.
The public is invited to at-
tend and experience the fun,
spirit and excitement of just
such an event at the Relay
For Life in Freeport. This
years' event will be held at
Freeport Middle School on
April 8-9. Attendees will be
able to visit the decorated
campsites for chance draw-
ings, games, arts and.crafts,
but mostly food. Guests can
purchase these items from
teams while enjoying live
entertainment. Kids will also
have their own entertain-
ment at the children's area at
this "festival of hope."
Participants and the pub-
lic alike will enjoy a variety
of free activities throughout
the evening on Friday. Fes-
tivities continue until noon
on Saturday. During the
event, teams are encouraged
to have one walker on the
track at all times by dividing
the night into shifts.
Relay For Life is about cel-
ebrating those in the local
community who continue


their battle against this
deadly disease. Opening cer-
emonies begin with cancer
survivors taking the first lap
of the relay. A sea of purple
survivor shirts will circle the
track and illustrate the hope
that a cure is found. There
will be a special program at
the Survivor's Tent where the
survivors will receive a free
T-shirt, food and enjoy activi-
ties.
At 9 p.m. all will stop to
watch the beautiful
Luminaria Ceremony. Encir-
cling the track with lights of
*hope, the Luminaria Cer-
emony reaches for tomorrow
with each candle of life and
touches the stars for only a
moment to remember those
of yesterday.

The names of those being
honored and remembered
will be printed on the
luminaria bags and placed
around the track.
Luminarias may be pur-
chased prior to the event or
on site until 8:45 p.m. for a
donation.
On Saturday morning the
action will still be happening.
There will be a special
caregivers' final lap and an
awards ceremony.
To be a part of Rely For Life
Freeport 2005 call the local
American Cancer Society vol-
unteer @ (850) 835-2424.


DFS Pilot Club

sponsors Brain

Disorder Conference


The DeFuniak Springs Pi-
lot Club, through its Brain
Disorder Support Fourida-
tion, is sponsoring a farhily
oriented conference at
Freeport High School on Sat-
urday, March 19, beginning
at 9 a.m., and concluding at
3:30 p.m. Families, educa-
tors, and healthcare profes-
sionals will have the oppor-
tunity to hear a variety of
speakers covering many top-
ics dealing with brain related
disabilities.
De Fluker, creator of Brain
Minder Buddies, a very spe-
cial brain safety education
program of The Pilot Inter-
national Foundation, will be
the keynote presenter.
More than twenty other.
qualified presenters will
share information during the
day, with participants having
the opportunity to choose
from three different break-
out sessions.
Topics covered include
traumatic brain injury, devel-
opmental disabilities, de-
pression, anxiety,


P.arkinson's, Alzheimer's,
chemical dependency,
ADHD, autism, and much
more. Information sessions
are planned for children ages
five and up in families af-
fected by brain related disor-
ders.
Skilled respite care is
available for all ages affected
by any brain related disabil-
ity, but requires advance reg-
istration. Transportation is
also available through Tri
County Council to persons in
Walton, Holmes, and Wash-
ington counties who need
such assistance, and register
for the conference by March
10.
Advance registration for all
participants is strongly en-
couraged to insure admission
to the session of choice. Reg-
istration will be accepted at
the door, but only on a space
available basis for each ses-
sion. For information, or to
register by phone, call 850-
892-5687between the hours
of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.or e-mail
wwwwaltnbramdisordenter.oarg


WEST DEFUNIAK ELEMENTARY has been ordered to stop offering pre-K, as have
Freeport and Butler elementary schools, due to Walton County having barely missed the
state requirements for the class-size amendment. The school board is hoping to convince
the state to reverse its decision.



Florida Chautauqua Center


takes stock, plans future


By BRUCE COLLIER

Chautauqua Assembly
2005 ended on Sunday,
March 6. On Monday, March
7, some 20 volunteers, par-
ticipants, and interested
persons met with Florida
Chautauqua Center
Founder/President Diane
Pickett. The purpose of the
meeting was to take stock
and plan for the future.
Pickett began with figures.
"Last year's Assembly had
$14,748.33 in ticket sales,"
she said. "This year we sold
only about $4,000. That's
about a 75 percent drop in
ticket sales."
Pickett reported that
Chautauqua expenses as of
end of December 2004 were
$85,705.29. Despite money


that the Assembly received
from the city of De Funiak
Springs and several.busi-
nesses, Pickett said she had
to make up a shortage of
$47,196.28 out of her own
resources.
"There's a perception that
I do this for financial gain,"
she said. "I don't."
Pickett said that at least
part of the reason for the de-
crease in ticket sales was the
delay in getting the
Assembly's brochure, with
its program schedule, out
early enough for people to
plan. She added that that
problem has been addressed
and will not happen again.
Despite this, Pickett asked
attendees, "Does the commu-
nity want [the Assembly] ev-
ery year?"


Responses were generally
affirmative. Pickett ex-
pressed her wish to make the
Assembly "less me," and
more "us" and "we."
To that end, she hopes to
enlist volunteers to work as
a marketing committee. Sev-
eral attendees pointed out
the need to make an early
start on publicity. Also
needed are early efforts at
fundraising, both in general
and for specific events.
For example, this year's
free performance by 'the De-
luxe Vaudeville Orchestra
was underwritten by the St.
Joe Community Foundation.
Also suggested was the de-
sirability of involving chil-
dren in the Chautauqua As-
sembly. Attendees discussed
plans to make presentations


in local schools.
Another attendee ex-
pressed her desire to involve
local businesses as sponsors
and participants in the As-
sembly.
Assisting Pickett at the
meeting was Florida
Chautauqua Center's Execu-
tive Director Melissa
Wyckoff.
Wyckoff circulated among
attendees, soliciting sugges-
tions to improve next year's
Assembly, and collecting
names of volunteers for vari-
ous committees and task
groups.
Pickett reiterated her be-
lief that the yearly
Chautauqua Assembly has
the potential to be an "eco-
nomic driver" for the area.


CHAUTUAQUA CENTER founder/president Diane
Pickett addresses post-Assembly meeting.


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,Skipper offers credit and

debit card payment services


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005
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Citizens can now renew
:their motor vehicle, vessel, or
mobile home registration,
disabled parking placards,
: hunting and fishing licenses
:or pay tangible and prop-
:erty taxes by credit or debit
:card. Tax Collector Rhonda
'Skipper announced that the
:she has contracted with
,Florida- based Point and Pay
'Inc., to provide customers
:with the ability to make pay-
ment via credit or debit cards
by telephone, online or at the
counter in both branch of-
fices.
As of March 3, residents
can use a credit/debit card
'at the counter of both the De-
Funiak Springs and Santa
Rosa Beach Branch offices of
the Tax Collector. In addi-
tion, you can renew vehicle


and vessel registrations with
your credit/debit card, via
telephone by calling toll free
(877)212-8463.
"Our customers will benefit
from this service by having
the choice of credit or debit
card payments, earning fre-
quent flyer miles or other
promotional points and of
course convenience," said
Skipper.
"Point ant Pay is a very
reputable company that was
the first to enable a govern-
ment agency to accept credit
card payments via the
internet.
They currently provide
'these services to 19 other
Florida Tax Collectors.",
added Skipper.
Point and Pay Inc. does
charge a convenience fee of


2.95 percent, with a $2 mini-
mum fee for credit and debit
card transactions. The Wal-
ton County Tax Collector's of-
fice does not receive any por-
tion of these fees.
Skipper concluded, "The
citizen's of Walton County
made their desire for these
payment services very appar-
ent during my campaign, and
I am proud that we have ful-
filled this commitment."
"Online credit and debit
card payments will also be
available pending the up-
dates to the website which is
located atwww.waltontax
collector.com."
For more information
about convenient payment
methods and all other ser-
vices of the Tax Collector's
Office, call 850-892-8121.


BCC offers summer employment for teens


For a teenager with lots of
time on their hands this sum-
mer Walton County has
some great opportunities for
employment and training.
Students 16 years of age on
or before the end of the sum-
mer program or older, and a
resident of Walton County,
can apply for a summer job
with the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners under the summer
employment program. Col-
lege students who are Walton
County residents and home
for summer break are also
eligible for summer jobs as
well. Some restrictions may
apply on hours or type of
work they can do, if they
qualify. Some types of jobs
for example would need a
valid driver's license, or
knowledge of computers.
There are lots of jobs avail-
able such as working in the
library, working with road
crews, clerical work, mainte-
nance, lawn care and many
other interesting possibili-
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College students with a
water safety instructor's li-
cense or a lifeguard certifica-
tion are needed by .the Wal-
ton County Parks and Recre-
ation Department. For addi-
tibnal information call hu-
man resources at 892-8586.
Suzanne Wilson at the
Walton County Extension
Service is looking for teens to
volunteer as a camp counse-


lor this summer. This is a
volunteer opportunity. but
the time is worth 40 hours of
"community service" that
teens need for the Bright
Futures Scholarships. They
do not have to be in 4-H, but
will fill out an application
and attend training classes.
For more information call
Walton County Public Infor-
mation at 892-8530.


As a former salon owner from the West
Coast, I have over 20 years experience,
color being my forte'! My experience aind
skills back-up this ad!! Thousands of foils,
B colors & corrective colors plus updated
haircuts keep my clientele coming back. I
boast having some of the most beautiful
women in town as my clients. God has given me these
talents and I want to share them.
For a myriad of techniques, ask for me... Ms. Myrna.
At Sandra's Hair Salon
850-892-3207


DELORES ENNIS AND KAREN KELCH, two Walton County teachers, recently won a
trip to Washington,D. C. The trip was made possible through a Teaching American History
grant and PAEC.
They are shown here on the Capital steps with Representative Allen Boyd, Representative
Jeff Miller and another participating teacher from Tallahassee.



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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005

Pig Daddy's Barbecue


Local restaurant owner named

businessman of the year by NRCC


By RON KELLEY
A local restaurant owner
was named the 2004 Busi-
nessman of the Year by the
National Republican Con-
gressional Committee.
Dwight Cosson, owner of
Pig Daddy's Barbecue Res-
taurant in DeFuniak
Springs, was notified in Oc-
tober by NRCC Chairman
Tom Reynolds about having
been nominated in the small
business category.
Cosson said he had partici-
pated in some general polling
last year, as had many other
local citizens, but had no idea
who nominated him.
"The NRCC apparently
tracks the progress of small
businesses and conducts re-
gional polls. Some of the


questions on the poll asked
about people's favorite res-
taurants and I guess our
name came up. I think they
also track businesses
through their tax records to
see how well they're doing,"
he said.
"It's a great honor. Starting
a new business is a labor of
love. My wife, Valerie, and I
are here from opening to clos-
ing five days a week. It's a lot
of work, but a lot of fun, too."
Cosson credits their suc-
cess to the faithful support of
the community and their own
strong work ethic.
"Valerie and I believe in
providing a good product
with generous proportions at
a good price. We're 'home-
grown' local folks and we love


what we're doing," said
Cosson.
The couple was invited to
attend the ceremonial dinner
on March 14 in Washington,
D.C., which will be attended
by President Bush. Cosson's
name and those of other win-
ners will also appear in a full
page ad in the Wall Street
Journal.
Cosson said they will not be
attending due to their heavy
work schedule. "Maybe the
next time the president is in
town, he can come have din-
ner with us," he joked.
The couple is working to
prepare to move to a new,
larger location soon. Cosson
says his commitment to his
customers and staff to be in
the new location as soon as


possible is more important
than attending a dinner in
Washington.
"We've got people to feed
right here," he said.
Cosson said Pig Daddy's
will soon be leaving their cur-
rent location on Hwy 83,
across from the DeFuniak
Springs Community, Center,
and moving to the Walton
Plaza on U.S. 331, into the
space formerly occupied by
Big B Drugs. He said the
larger space will provide
more space for customers, a
larger kitchen and an ex-
panded menu.
Cosson said they plan on a
June 1 grand opening. In the
meantime, he said, "The grill
is smoking hot. Come have
dinner with us!"


DWIGHT COSSON


DeFuniak residents arrested in Samson, Alabama meth lab


By BRUCE COLLIER
Two DeFuniak Springs
residents and a Niceville
man were arrested on Febru-
ary 28 in Samson, Alabama.
The three were booked on


By BRUCE COLLIER
An employee of Hungry
Howie's Pizza admitted that
he lied to police about a se-
ries of four attacks allegedly
made on him in DeFuniak
Springs.
Howard Battles Jr. admit-
ted to DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice investigator Johnny
Grantham that he lied about
the attacks, which reportedly
took place between February
14 and March 2. Inconsisten-


various charges, including
manufacturing and/or traf-
ficking in methamphet-
amine, as well as possession
of marijuana and a firearms
charge.
The arrestees are Thad


cies in Battles' stories led
police to believe that they
might be false.
Battles' further admitted
that the beating injuries he
received during the attacks
had been self-inflicted.
Battles was transported to
Ft. Walton Beach Medical
Center.
DeFuniak Springs Police
Chief Ray Burgess has or-
dered the cases closed as un-
founded.


Lewis, 37, whose address is
242 Van Buren Avenue in
DeFuniak Springs, Eugene
Vance Porter, 46, whose ad-
dress is 409 Evans Road in
Niceville, and Christina L.
Troublefield, 34, whose ad-
dress is Alma Road in DeFu-
niak Springs.
Walton County Sheriff's
deputies executed an arrest
warrant at a residence at
3163 Alaflo Road in Samson.
According to the arrest re-
port, deputies served the


warrants and cleared the
home of occupants. The depu-
ties observed various items
associated with the manufac-
ture of methamphetamine.
Based on these items, report-
edly in plain'view, they ob-
tained a search warrant.
A thorough search found a
"fully -functional" meth. lab
in the bedroom of the home.
Also found were marijuana,
a short barrel gun, and pre-
scription medications.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

"'" North Walton
PERSONAL COMMENTS North alton

Relay For Life


Editor's Comment


Fundraisers to be held


The citizens and the Constitution


By RON KELLEY
Recently, I received an e-mail regarding the endorsement
by a number of political groups and coalitions of the citizen
initiative process, that is, amending the Florida Constitu-
tion by popular vote.
The author, John Hedrick, writes, "In response to proposed
legislation that would seriously restrict citizens' rights to
participate in the political process through citizens' initia-
tives, numerous statewide organizations announced today
the formation of the Save the Voters' Voice Coalition that
will aggressively defend Florida's democracy. With the in-
fluence of big-money lobbyists that are afraid of having citi-
zens' voices heard, current proposals in the Florida legisla-
ture would take power away from the people to have more
direct influence on their government. Although some legis-
lators claim Florida's Constitution is cluttered with out-of-
control ballot initiatives, citizens have passed only 16 con-
stitutional amendments in the State's history.
"By comparison, the Legislature has passed 70 constitu-
tional amendments. In fact, a Mason Dixon poll conducted
in 2004 concluded that only 39 percent of voters support
restricting the initiative process, because it allows citizens
to take matters into their own hands.
"The initiative process provides an essential alternative
when the legislature refuses to act. That's exactly the situ-
ation which occurred with Florida Hometown Democracy,
which we, along with FCAN and FCLV, back."
John Hedrick is the Growth Management/Sprawl chair of
the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club and chair of the Pan-
handle Citizens Coalition. The letter also declares the en-
dorsement of political activist groups such as ACORN, Cam-
paign for Florida's Future, Clean Water Action, FIU Chap-
ter of the United Faculty of Florida Executive Council,
Florida CHAIN, Florida Chapter Sierra Club, Florida Com-
mon Cause, Florida Conservation Alliance Institute, Florida
Consumer Action Network, Florida League of Conservation
Voters, Florida Public Interest Research Group, Human
Services Coalition and the Panhandle Citizens Coalition.
After carefully considering their argument, my reaction
is balderdash, rubbish and poppycock!
For those who disagree, I have only two words pregnant
pigs.
I do not doubt Mr, Hedrick's sincerity or his noble cause,
but I fear that he and the members of the political groups
that support him have accepted as fact several things that
are not necessarily true.
For one thing, the groups say that the constitutional citi-
zen initiatives provide "an essential alternative when the
legislature refuses to act." Well, that sounds good, except
that I don't think the citizens of Florida felt any overpower-
ing need to make the prenatal care of pigs a constitutional
amendment until a million dollar ad campaign convinced
them that they did.
D6es anyone really think that Panhandle residents truly
believed they would benefit by a bullet train that started in
Jacksonville and ended in south Florida, until another ex-
pensive ad campaign bypanother special-interest group con-
vinced them they would?
Ironically, Mr. Hedrick warns against "the influence of big-
money lobbyists that are afraid of having citizens' voices
heard." Who does he think raised the money for the huge ad
campaigns?
The Florida Constitution is supposed to be the philosophi-
cal framework for how our state government works, not a
second statute book.
, Among the 16 amendments to our state Constitution, there
are some that would make fine statutes. However, they have
nothing to do with how government operates and never
should have been considered as amendments.
Instead of citizen-driven constitutional,amendments, what
we really need are citizen-driven statutes; 'laws enacted by
popular vote that would automatically be included in the
state statute book. Further, these recent voter-approved stat-
utes masquerading as amendments should be immediately
removed from the Constitution and put into the statute book
where they belong.
In another ironic twist, the thing needed to accomplish
this change is,- you guessed it a constitutional amend-
ment. However, this amendment would do two things it
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would continue to allow the people a voice in how they are
governed the very thing that Hedrick and the others say
they will aggressively defend and it would keep our Con-
stitution uncluttered and uncompromised.
As for using constitutional amendments as a tool for al-
lowing citizens to take matters into their own hands when
legislators refuse to act, we have a much more effective tool.
It's called a voting booth.

LETTE TO TR EDIOREV


Editor,
Social Security is a safety net that provides secure in-
come during old age and disability for workers and survi-
vors and has helped drop the number of older Americans
living below the poverty line from 50 percent to 8 percent.
The United States government guarantees Social Secu-
rity. Social Security's Old Age and Survivors Insurance
Fund and the Disability Insurance Fund currently con-
tain over $1.7 trillion worth of United States Treasury
securities, earning over $88 billion last year. Social Secu-
rity provides workers and their family freedom from fear
and financial devastation brought on by old age, disabil-
ity or death.
The Bush privatization plan touts the following benefits:
higher returns on investments in the stock market, in-
vestments can be inherited, and companies get a corre-
sponding reduction in their Social Security obligations.
The past few years should have shown everyone the fal-
lacy of investing critical savings in the stock market. Enron
(thousands of individuals lost their entire savings) and
the Florida Employees Pension fund (lost over $250 mil-
lion), WorldCom (again thousands lost their life savings)
and "safe" big name companies such as The Coca-Cola
Company, which lost over half their stock value. Invest-
. ment Funds charge hefty management fees; whereas, the
Social Security program administrative costs are less than
one percent. Contributors who establish a private account
will be required to use about 80 percent of their savings
to purchase a lifetime annuity. The touted benefits to work-
ers come with high risks; whereas, benefits to companies
(reduced contributions), stock brokers (management fees)
and insurance companies (annuity sales) are "guaranteed".
The Bush plan would require an infusion of about $2 to
$5 trillion to the current Social Security fund and invest-
ment potential for employees of small companies (10 or
less employees) would be devastated by administrative
costs required to set-up and manage a 401(k) type retire-
ment plan. Francis Cavanaugh, former director of the
Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees, states that the
annual administrative cost for these companies amounts
to more than $300 per employee.
The ultimrnatedeception with the Bush Social Secdirirs"
Commission privatization recommendation is that it
changes the benefit calculation from a "wage based in-
dex" to a "consumer price index" method (from the Center
On Budget And Policy Priorities report): This change re-
sults in a 26 percent benefit cut for 2052 retirees and a 46
percent benefit cut for 2075 retirees. If no changes were
made to the current system we would only require a 25
percent benefit reduction beginning in 2052. According to
the Congressional.,Budget Office, the combined income
from Social Security and individual accounts would be sig-
nificantly lower (on average 20 percent lower) than ben-
efits paid under our existing Social Security program.
All Americans realize that there is no free lunch and
that American workers pay for all Social Security ben-
efits paid to our elderly and disabled workers and their
families. Social Security remains the best program ever
established in our country that maintains basic human
dignity and quality of life for these workers and their
families. To avoid eventual reduced benefits, we recom-
mend: Contribute $1 trillion,, less than 1/2 the amount pro-
posed by the Bush plan, to the Social Security fund.
Continue to increase the age at which full benefits are
paid based on increases in life expectancy. This will al-
ways be required to assure Social Security is actually
sound. Increase and eventually eliminate the income maxi-
mum on which Social Security is paid (currently $90,000).
these changes keep our promise to America's elderly and
*disabled workers and their families by basing minimum
financial security on the stability of the US government,
not on the vagaries of private manipulation and greed.
Ray Padgett
DeFuniak Springs


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Margie Gillis, captain of
the "Friends for Life" team,
announced an interactive
fund raiser that promises to
be enjoyed by the whole fam-
ily and will take place on Sat-
urday, March 12, at Green
Acres Park, on Juniper Lake
Road, north of Walton Road.
The team will be hosting a
cakewalk, dunking booth,
dart-throw, and several other
games. The festivities will
start at 10 a.m. and will con-
tinue throughout the day.
The team will also be serv-
ing hot-dogs, chili, hamburg-
ers and banana splits.
For movie information, con-
tact Diane Ellenberg at 305-


2016.
Rae Vorwald, a Relay for
Life team captain, an-
nounced that Edie Thomp-
son, owner of Edie's Cafe, will
sponsor a fund raising lunch,
Wednesday, April. 6. She will
donate a portion of the prof-
its from,,the entrees and all
the cost of any dessert, to the
American Cancer Society.
Baked goods, sweets and con-
tributed desserts, will also be
sold as take-out.

Enjoy the fun, food and fes-
tivities and help the fight
against cancer. For addi-
tional information, call Rae
at 892-3910.


Stranger Than Fiction P

Florida State University 'HOBBIT BRAIN'? SKULL
MEASUREMENTS from a set of"hobbit"-sized human skel- '
etons discovered last year in Indonesia bolster the contro-
versial claim that the fossils belong to a new human spe-
cies, scientists said.
A computer reconstruction of the creature's brain showed
it was unlike any other and could have been capable of ad-
vanced thought, an international team of researchers led
by anthropologist Dean! Falk at Florida State University '
reported.
Last year, scientists trumpeted the discovery of the bones
on the isolated island of Flores, east of Java, and identified
them as the remains of a. previously unknown species ma-
rooned there between 95,000 and 12,000 .years ago, a time
when modern Homo sapiens was thought to be Earth's sole '
human inhabitant.
So far, archeologists have found bones from eight of the
humans.
In the months since, some skeptical scholars have con-
tended that the researchers had merely unearthed evidence
of a human deformity.
The search for the creature's proper place in natural his-
tory centers on its pint-size brain, which is about one-third
the size of the modern human brain. At a mere 25 cubic
inches, the brain is more in keeping with those of pre-hu-
man primates that lived more than 3 million years ago.
So small a brain should be incapable of sophisticated
thought, experts said, yet evidence suggests 'that the crea- :
tures made stone tools, tended fires and organized hunts
for pygmly elephants that once roamed the regi '
. If that is true, it would overturn scientific axioms about,,,
She'relapionship of brain size to intelligence.
But several anthropologists believe the creature's skull
was a sign of a neurological disease called microcephaly that
causes a small head, large face, sloping forehead and, on
occasion, a dwarfed body.
"I am very worried about that brain size," said anthro-
pologist Robert Martin, provost of the Field Museum in Chi-
cago, who challenged the claim for a new species. "It is un-
usually small, especially for something that is only 18,000
years old." To dispel such doubts, researchers Thursday pre-
sented indirect evidence that the creature's brain was quite
advance' despite its size. They used medical diagnostic soft-
ware to Icreate a three-dimensional reconstruction of the
organ.
"Pulsating brains leave impressions inside the brain case,
much as a hand shapes a tightly fitting glove,' Falk said.
They compared the reconstruction with those of brains
taken from across the palette of human evolution, includ-
ing that. of an ape and three extinct pre-human species:
Homo erectus, Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus
aethiopicus. They also compared it with a modern human
brain, a !modern human pygmy brain and the brain of a
modern human with a microcephalic disorder.
Their work was funded by the National Geographic Soci-
ety and published online Thursday in Science Express, an
electronic adjunct of the journal Science.
"We found that the general overall shape of the hobbit's ,
brain was unique," Falk said. The creatures were nicknamed
for the characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels.
The brain combined both primitive and relatively modern
features in a way that set it apart from other species, Falk
said. There was no resemblance to the modern microcepha-
lic brain.
In particular, the brain reconstruction revealed large tem-
poral lobes, which are associated with speech, and the ana-
tomical signature of structures in the prefrontal cortex that
are associated with higher cognition in modern humans.
"I am bowled over," Falk said. "I never thought I would
see this in a brain this small."
While researchers investigated the creature's brain struc-
ture, anthropologists in Indonesia were locked in 'a months-
long squabble over custody of the bones. They were returned
to their rightful repository at the Center for Archeology in
Jakarta only last week, archeologist Michael Morwood, who
led the team that made the discovery, said Thursday.
"Some of the most important material has been damaged,"
said Morwood, a professor at the University of New England
in New South Wales, Australia. "This is not the activity of
responsible scientists. This is appalling, irresponsible be-
havior."
By Robert Lee Hotz Los Angeles Times staff writer





Editor:
During the weeks of Feb. 28 through March 11, Florida
schools are involved in FCAT testing, which is a very stress-
ful time for faculties and students, alike. I would like to
take this opportunity to thank some local businesses, which
kindly donated over 1,200 bottles of water to Freeport High
School. These businesses include Kelly's Supervalu, Frank's
Cash and Carry, Blue Ridge International in Freeport, Wal-
Mart and Winn Dixie in Defuniak Springs, and Linn's Pres-
tige Kitchens and Baths in Fort Walton Beach. It is the gen-
erosity of these businesses that helps us to achieve our goals.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


80-year-old Freeport man arrested

for possession of child pornography


CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY family support workers,
Jan Smith and Raye Norell, were honored for outstanding
contributions during company audit.


Smith and Rorell honored
by Healthy Family Florida
for contributions to audit


Jan Smith and Raye Norell,
both family support workers
with Children's Home Soci-
ety, were recently honored for
Their outstanding contribu-
tions to the company's suc-
cessful completion of a
Healthy Family Florida au-
dit. The four-day audit was
conducted by quality assur-
ance personnel from Healthy
Families of Florida.
Both Smith and Norell
were lauded for their indi-


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Walton County Sheriff's
deputies arrested a
Freeeport man March 1 on
charges of possessing sexu-
ally-explicit material involv-
ing children.
Abraham Koppel, 80, a
resident of Lazy Days RV
Park in Freeport, has been
booked on three counts of
possession of photos, videos,
and a compilation of com-
puter images, all depicting


sexual acts involving chil-
dren.
In late February, Koppel
had taken his personal com-
puter to Image Computers
in Santa Rosa 'Beach for re-
pairs. The owner of the store
discovered the images, and
contacted the Walton County
Sheriff.
When Koppel was in-
formed that he would not be
getting the computer back,
he came to the Sherif's of-


fice.
Koppel was informed of his
rights, then admitted that he
had downloaded the images.
He signed a consent to
search his computer.


Sheriff's investigator Herb
Haig reported that he found
user folders containing
16,582 sexually explicit
JPEG, BMP, and MPEG
photo and video files.


Vehicle overturns,

Freeport man


NWCRC scheduled meeting escapes uninjured


The North Walton County
Republican Club will hold its
monthly meeting on March 7,
at McLain's Restaurant on
Hwy 331 South in DeFuniak
Springs. The business meet-
ing will start at 6:30 p.m.
This month, the nominat-


ing committee will present
the potential slate of new of-
ficers for 2005-2006 with the
election following.
All local Republicans are
urged to attend and enjoy the
fellowship.


By BRUCE COLLIER
A Freeport man escaped
uninjured when his sport
utility vehicle overturned on
the morning of March 4. The
accident occurred on U.S.
.331, just south of DeFuniak
Springs.
Florida Highway Patrol
investigator D.H. Griffith re-
ports that a 1999 Mitsubishi
S.U.V. was traveling north on
U.S. 331. The driver and sole
occupant was 24-year-old


Drew Hardnick Parks, of
Freeport.
Parks vehicle ran off the
east shoulder of the road. He
swerved back to the left, but
overcorrected. His vehicle
overturned and slid on its left
side. The report lists the ve-
hicle as a total loss. Parks
was reportedly uninjured.
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Parks was using a seatbelt.
Charges of failure to drive in
a single lane and DUI are
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only 14 miles to Freeport. City water is going out to John White Road near this property now. Developer could tie
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DFS native Hart's legacy lives on


If there was something
that Arnie Hart cared about
as much as his art it was
teaching students to find
their artistic talent.
That legacy will now live
on through the Arnie Hart
Juried Student Art Exhibi-
tion that his widow, Jean, has
chosen to underwrite at
Okaloosa-Walton College,
where Hart taught for more
than 30 years before his un-
timely death in 1999.
The Arnie Hart Juried
Student Exhibition will be on
display in the McIlroy Gal-
lery at The Arts Center on
the Niceville campus March
20 through April 28. Media
on display will include two-
dimensional and three-di-
mensional works in painting,
sculpture, print-making,
photography, ceramics, com-
puter generated images and
video.


"The students and their
art work were always so im-
portant to Arnie," said Hart
of her husband's devotion to
teaching. "He wanted his stu-
dents to find the same fasci-
nation, the same challenge,
the same enjoyment. That's
why sponsoring the student
art show in his name is im-
portant. It keeps the connec-
tion alive."
"This more than a finan-
cial commitment to recognize
students, it's an opportunity
to remember Arnie and his
time with the college," said
Hart, who along with many
of Hart's friends previously
funded the Arnie Hart Art
Scholarship Endowment
through the OWC Founda-
tion.
The student exhibition is
free of charge. The public is
also invited to a free, preview
reception in the Galleries on


Friday, March 18 from 5 to 7
p.m. A ceremony to present
show awards will begin at
5:30 p.m. The Arts Center
Galleries are open Monday to
Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Galleries will be closed
March 28 through 31 for
Spring Break.
Dr. Bob Richburg, presi-
dent of OWC, said the college
is grateful for Hart sponsor-
ship of the student art show.
"Mrs. Hart's contribution
elevates the student exhibi-
tion to a new level and gives
our college a time to remem-
ber a special instructor and
person," he said of Hart, who
gained artistic acclaim for his
"cracked pottery" style of ce-
ramic work.
"Arnie made everyone feel
at ease and that may have
been part of his success as a
teacher," said Richburg of the


Crime Stoppers offer awards


Crime Stoppers of Walton
County is paying a.cash re-
ward for any information
that leads to the arrest of the
subject or subjects who were
involved' in three separate
attacks in the city of DeFu-
niak Springs.
The first attack was on
Feb.14 at the intersection of
South 2nd Street and Hwy.
90 at about 6:20 p.m.. Two
unknown black males ap-
proached a vehicle driven by
a pizza deliveryman and
physically assaulted him and
then fled on foot.
On Feb. 21, at approxi-
mately 6:30 p.m. a single un-
known black male struck a
male subject while he was
walking in the area of Jack-
son Street and South 2nd
Street, knocking the victim to


the ground and then fled on
foot.
On Feb. 25 at approxi-
mately 4 p.m., two unknown
black males approached a
pizza delivery driver behind
the Walton Plaza and beat
and cut the driver before flee-
ing.
If you have any informa-
tion on any of the above
crimes or any other crime call
CRIME STOPPERS at (850)
622-2057 or toll free at (866)
622-2057. You will remain
100% anonymous and collect
a cash reward.
Crime Stoppers of Walton
County is also paying a cash
reward for any information
that leads to the arrest of
Bryon Keith Green. Green is
described as a black male, 6'-
2", 200 pounds, brown hair


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was held February 14. Ramona Johnson was chosen as
Queen and Andrew Bryan chosen as King, (above). Patty
Douglass and Jim Wilkerson were runners up.


and eyes. Green is e wanted
for failed to appear .on the
original charges of
fraudulent use of a credit
card and violation of proba-
tion. Green's last known ad-
dress was 5655 N, 9th Street,
Pensacola, FL.
Crime Stoppers is also
paying a cash reward for any
information that leads au-
thorities to Ronnie Ray
Alford. Alford is wanted for
violation of probation on the,
original charges of DUI and
driving while license sus-
pended or revoked. Alford is
described as a white male 6'
4", 210 pounds, brown eyes
and hair. Last known ad-
dress was 914 Mathew Rd.,
DeFuniak Spgs, Fl.
If you have any informa-
tion on these two subjects or
any other crimes ,call crime
Stoppers at (850) 622-2057
or toll free at (866) 622-2057.

Paxton
Baptist
Church
hosts sing
The Williamson's (from
Crestview) will be perform-
ing at Paxton Baptist Church
Sunday, March 13, begin-
ning at 5 p.m. The
Williamson's style mixes
country, and a dab of blue
grass, and southern gospel.
Frank and Carol
Williamson have been per-
forming for over 30 years
and now welcome their new-
est partner, Alex Lehneis, for-
mally with the Joy Seekers
of Nashville, TN.
There is no charge to hear
the Williamson's. A love offer-
ing will be collected but ev-
eryone is invited.


ever-jovial and smiling Hart,
a DeFuniak Springs native
who joined the OWJC faculty
in 1966.
Dr. Cliff Herron, who
worked with Hart for many
years, "Arnie Hart was defi-
nitely special and this stu-
dent exhibition will have him
smiling for sure."
Also on display at the
same time will be the works
of the faculty of the Humani-
ties, Fine and Performing
Arts Division of Okaloosa-
Walton College in the adja-
cent Holzhauer Gallery.


City of DeFuniak Springs
Weekly Yard Waste Collection

1. Yard Waste will be picked-up weekly.

2. Yard waste is limited to (3)
cubic yards and needs to be
placed and pre- --"
pared in accordance with
the existing Garbage and "- ..- .--I
Trash Ordinance. Any -
items not placed or pre- -=
pared in accordance with ---- z., C.- -
the Ordinance will not be L { .. N 4 .
collected. Owners will be \ -
notified and the waste will -."" \ .'- -
need to be prepared for col- '- i --- r-
lection the next week.
Different types of waste'
must be separated by the ,i '
homeowner prior to "
collection. I

3. Yard waste will be picked-up
the same day that garbage
is collected. The city is
presently divided into five
(5) sections.

4. No trucks will be allowed to
double back over the route *
or- any Ipe -4 1 n -I I u -


or any special collection
given unless the waste col-
lection is completed for that
day.

5. Bulky item collection will
occur four times a year only on an on-call
basis.
Collection Procedure


City of DeFuniak Springs
Garbage Route Schedule
1= Monday
2=Tuesday
3=Wednesday
S=ursday
5=Fridav


1. Limbs should be no more than 4
foot in length and 6 inches in diameter or weighing more than 60 pounds.

2. Leaves may be collected using a leaf vacuum machine and leaves must be
placed separate from other yard waste items.

3. No construction or demolition materials will be collected. It will only be dis-
posed of by the owner or contractor at the approved landfill.

4. All efforts will continue to compost as much leaves and chip material as
possible and the chipper and leaf vacuum will run when needed on the
corresponding day of collection.

5. Any waste placed at the street for collection in excess of three (3) cubic
yards shall be considered an unusual amount of accumulation and
declared a nuisance as provided for in the Municipal Code.

6. Yard waste will be treated as garbage. Collection will be completed before
the end of the shift.

7. White goods will be picked-up weekly so long as it is homeowner generated.


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WALTON COUNTY THIS MONTH

You pass them every day. A car, truck, dozer or low-boy with the Walton County logo on the side. Who take
\ ^ care of all those vehicles? Where do they go for service? The answer is the county shop located west of DeFunia
Springs on U.S. Highway 90.
The Walton County Shop services over 660 vehicles, equipment and small engines. They service all department
SI under the Board of County Commissioners. They also handle vehicles for all volunteer fire-departments, the Free
S/ ) port Fire Department and Tri-County Community Council.
Fifteen employees start work at 6:00 AM each day Monday thru Friday to keep county vehicles serviced and o:
the road. There are three road mechanics on call 24/7; five mechanics in the shop for regular maintenance; tw,
welders and one low-boy driver.
The welders fabricate vehicle modifications for the sheriffs department, fire departments and EMS. They also de
sign and construct special equipment and tool items for all departments under the BCC, such as buckets for th
heavy equipment.
The road mechanics are on call 24/7. They service vehicles such as graders, excavators and heavy equipment oi
--- .site. This saves both time and money by keeping the equipment on the job and in working order. Too much time i
m Ilostht when a heavy piece of equipment has to be brought into the shop for repairs. The road crew also handle
emergencies when a vehicles breaks down unexpectedly. Keeping the rolling stock and heavy equipment in ggo,
; shape and on the job is the mission of the county shop.


Ernie Montgomery, Shop Manager and .
Charles Davis, Foreman, keep things run-
ning smooth.;
Ernie has worked for the county for 23
years, starting as a mechanic. He has been
shop manager for 16 years. He says he has .'! '
done everything from driving the low-boy to
servicing vehicles. .'
As shop manager most of his time is spent
working with the Finance Department and
with Harold Petty with Public Works working
on bid packages. They work together to get the
best vehicle or piece of equipment that will do
the job and save money at the same time. .X ,,'.
Charles assists Ernie and oversees the work in .
the shop. He has worked with the shop for 12
years.
Ernie, N\ ith help from his crew and other county .:- --
employees, do the cooking for the employee
safety picnics and hosts a annual Christmas/ Vehicles ou
New Years buffet dinner.


outside the shop in line for scrt ice.


PAGE 9-A


t Sherry McHenry,
Fleet Mainte-
nance, Coordina- 2.
tor is the woman.
who keeps all
those men at the
,^^ shop in line and / ',,
ensures things ,
run smoothly.
Sherry is in
charge of the
fleet manage- .
ment systems
that tracks mileage and the hours used on each vehicIe
She keeps track of when the vehicles need service an.
also monitors repairs.
Sherry is also is in charge of the "gas boy." Employ
ees driving county vehicles get gas from the public
works fueling site. The system currently in use track
the user, mileage and gas used. A new system calle<
"Track Engineering" will be in-place soon. -This sys
tem will more effectively track the' mileage and fue
usage per vehicle and employee and it will tie directly:
into the county's accounting system.


Emeril has nothing on these guys!


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Most county vehicles are parked after
hours at county facilities such as the
Governmental Center in south Walton,
the Walton County Courthouse and the
Public Works complex on Highway 90
West. A small number of employees
have access to their assigned vehicle 24
hours a day for emergency situations
,_; that might arise. These include the
county administrator and assistant ad-
,'. ministrator; emergency operations man-
agement staff, EMS manager and super-
visors; public works director and super-

visor and the district road foremen.
These individuals are on call any time of
the day or night, 365 days a year.
inrty


The eniplo\ ee, of (lhe Shop 113'. e 167
e cr.; of combined e~perlenee \\ orking for tie citizens of \ .lton
CO~t (iul. .The shop er% Ices 234 piece; Of Con1rrutRIon1ekqUipment;
3-4 tire rescue: 'Y(~I Uhmb ls heci\ ',trUc k,. 1T "0 ligt Inrucks
I:and 42 SmallI emmmne1e.


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The shop also processes all new vehicles and equipment,
accessorizes' them and gets them ready to be put on the
road. The new bulldozer above is awaiting final inspec-
tion.


One of the mechanics
working on the Tri-
County "Sunshine Ex- 4
press" bus.


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The -iicill,tIc 'elhick- InII ic il,.i ir I Li -
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A line of new dump trucks ready to be serviced and put on the roat


One of the largest machines is the RACO
-4 machine. This machine takes dirt fromn a
roadway and mixes it with polymer, then
. .. .spreads and packs it down on the roadbed. Sara Comander,
Public Information
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


PAGE 10-A


WALTON COUNTY PLEA DAY I


In The Circuit Court
In And For
Walton County, Florida
Plea Day


Judge Kelvin Wells
February 07, 2005
Stanley John Backoff. Felony
DWLSR. Felony DUI. Plea no con-


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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS

POLICE REPORT


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Officers of the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department arrested the follow-
ing people during the week ending
March 6, 2005:

J.H., 14, Retail theft,
Modesto Pantoja, 28, Criminal
mischief, DWLSR,
Curtis Cleveland, 36, Warrant
VOP,
Samantha Ramshur, 20, Theft,
Paul Finck, 30, SRB, VOP,


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies ar-
rested the following people during the
week ending March 6, 2005:

Antonn J. Brown, 23, FWB, FTA,
Roy K. Barker, 34, SRB, Worth-
less checks x2, FTA,
Joshua A. Justice, 19, DFS, Ag-
gravated battery,
A.D.P., 16, DFS, Battery,
German Ortega, 28, Freeport, No
valid DL,
a Thad Lewis, 37, DFS, FTA, Pos-
session of listed essential chemicals,
poss. of methamphetamine, poss. of
cannabis, poss. of prescription meds
w/o prescription, poss. of parapherna-
lia, trafficking in meth.,
Eugene Vance! Porter, 46,
Niceville, Possession of listed essen-
tial chemicals, poss. of methamphet-
amine, poss. of cannabis, poss. of pre-
scription meds w/o prescription, poss.
of paraphernalia, trafficking in meth.,
* Christina Lynn Troublefield, 34, DFS,
FVOP, Failure to register as convicted
felon, possession of methamphet-
amine, possession of drug'parapher-
nalia, poss. of listed essential chemi-
cals, poss. of marijuana, poss. of pre-
scription meds w/o prescription,
Deborah Dalton, 40, SRB, FVOP,
Michael Anthony Gipson, 24,
Woodlawn, Failure to register address
as sexual offender,
Abraham Koppel, 80, Freeport,
Possession of photos of sexual per-
formance by child, poss. of videos
showing sexual performance by child,
poss./compiling of computer child por-
nography,
Samantha Carol Ramshur, 20,
AMalla, FTA,
ia-MWVC. Jackson, 43, Enterprise,
FTA,. ..
William Elliott Thompson, 19,
DFS, MVOP,
Matthew Andre Beert, 49, DFS,
MVOP,
C.H.J., 14, DFS, Retail theft,
Ronald Thomas, 37, DFS, FVOP,
Jorg Snell, 40, Miramar Beach,
INS hold,
reg Thomas Strickland, 32,
Sneads, FL, Grand theft, dealing in
stolen property,
James J. Carnley, 31, Niceville,
FVOP,
Matthew Timothy Poe, 19, Free-
port, MVOP, Violation of injunction,
Jason Dupler, 27, Avon Park,
MVOP,
Gary Anthony Frank, 35, SRB,
Failure to register as sexual offender,
Kevin W. Henderson, 27, DFS,
Child support,
Pantoja Modesto, 28, DFS,
DWLSR,
D.A., 17, Miramar Beach, Battery
domestic,
Joseph M. Nelson, 31, Westville,
.MVOP.


Carlton Cochran, 47, Freeport,
VOP,
McKinley Womack, 41, DFS, VOP,
Elieso Franco, 21, Vero Beach,
Obstruction by disguise,
Travis Williams, 20, DFS, Battery
on LEO, resisting, disorderly conduct,
Krystle Joyner, 21, DWLSR,
James Gerhardt, 44, Possession
of controlled substance, poss. of para-
phernalia.


Cassandra Smith, 34, DFS,
Worthless check,
Joseph Everett Byrd, 37, Bruce,
MVOP,
Christine Roberta Johnson, 45,
DFS, FVOP,
Ricky Gene Canull, 20, DFS,
FVOP,
Byron Edward Babbs, 45, Free-
port, FVOP,
Nakia Smith, 25, Montgomery,
Battery on detainee,
a Janet Lynn Stanley, 43, DFS, Bat-
tery,
Curtis Cleveland, 35, DFS, MVOP,
Melanie Adele Jordan, 26, SRB,
DUI,
James Cook, 33, DFS, FVOP x2,
FTA,

: *Ronnie Alford, 57, DFS, FVOP,
William Walsingham, 28, Panama
City, FVOP,
James A. Stubbs, 30, DFS, FVOP,
Joshua O'Daniels, 20, No address
given, Fleeing and attempting to
elude,
Brian Keith Miltenberger, 37,
Panama City, Possession of mari-
juana -20 grams, 0
Tommy Carter Jr., 38, Freeport,
False report of child abuse,
*Anthony Bembo, 40, DFS, FVOP
(Washington Co.),
Jeronimo Bailon, 34, DFS, DUI,
DWLSR,
Mario Alberto Villalobos, 27,
Destin, DUI refused test, No valid DL,
Dana Jones Reynolds, 45, Laurel
Hill, Hold (Okaloosa Co.),
Christopher Morris, 33, Niceville,
Worthless check, hold (Okaloosa Co.),
Allan Ray Day, 42, DFS, Battery,
Argel Chavez, 18, DFS, DUI; No
DL,
Erika Lee Nanee, 19, DFS, Bat-
tery on a LEO,
James Curtis Daugherty, 30, SRB,
Fleeing and eluding, DWLSR,
Vicente Garcia Lusvin, 21, Hous-
ton, DUI, No valid DL, .
Mark Laviolette, 31, Laurel Hill,
DUI, refusal to sign summons,
DWLSR, resisting w/o violence,
Linda Hartford, 67, Freeport,
Worthless checks x3, FTA,
James Hine, 47, DFS, Battery
domestic,
Mary Alice Jean Ingles, 32, SRB,
Battery domestic,
Stephen Paul Schofield, 32, DFS,
DWLSR, attached tag not assigned,
Manuel Oqueli, 22, Panama City
Beach, No valid DL,
Cesar Medina, 24, Freeport, No
valid DL,
Debra R. Ramras, 47, SRB, VOP
(Okaloosa Co.),
Timothy Monroe Stevens, 32,
Samson, DWLSR,
Telina Erhardt, 42, DFS, Worth-
less checks x2.


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test. Adjudged guilty. Probation 3
years. Fine $1,600.00 count 2 and
$775.00 conc. count 1. 50 hours com-
munity service. License suspension
10 years. Level II school. Jail 90
days CTS. Impound 90 days. Attor-
ney fees $290.00. COS $40.00. Ran-
dom UA's.
Edgar Bryan Barker. Aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon with-
out intent to kill. Felon in posses-
sion of firearm or concealed weapon
- 3 years. Plea no contest. Adjudged
guilty. Probation 2 year count 1.
Fine $775.00. Jail 3 year min. man-'
datory conc. CTS. Attorney fees
$290.00.
Archie Goodwin. 04CF858. As-
sault x 2. Trespass. Criminal mis-
chief. Battery. Plea no guilty. Pro-
bation 3 years count 4. Transfer to
S.C. No contact with victim. Fine
$775.00. Attorney fees $290.00.
MM's Count 5.
. Gayla Dawn Bradley. Possession
controlled substance without pre-
scription dismissed. Possession
controlled substance. Plea no con-
test. Adjudication withheld. Proba-
tion 2 years. Fine $875.00. Random
UA's. Substance abuse evaluation
and treatment. Enter Lakeview and
complete.
James Stevie Brannon. Felony
DUI. Fail to drive in single land -
dismiss. Driver/no seatbelt dismiss.
Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
Probation 5 years with 1st year com-
munity control. Fine $2,125.00. Jail
36 months suspended. 90 days with
CTS. Random UA's. 14 months at
Haven House on community control
at Haven House.
Travis John Collingwood. Felony
DUI. Headlights-driving without
twilight/smoke/rain/fot dismiss.
Tag- none/obscured/defaced/im-
proper display dismiss. Plea no
contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation
3 years. Fine $1,600.00. License
suspension 10 years. 50 hours com-
munity service. Level II school. Jail
52 consec. weekends. Attorney fees
$290.00. Impound 90 days. Random
UA's. COS $40.00.
Natasha Lashay Cunningham.
Aggravated battery with deadly
weapon. NO pros.
James Dahdah. Felony DWLSR.
Tag-none/obscihred/defaced/improper
display. Proof of insurance required
(can pay $7.50 dismissal). Plea no
contest. Adjutged guilty. Probation
6 months. Fine $243.50. Attorney
fees $90.00. qOS $40.00.
Claude Edward Farrior. Felony
DUI third in 10 years. Plea no con-
test. Adjudged guilty. Probation 3
years. Fine $1,600.00. License sus-
pension 10 years. 50 hours commu-
nity service. Ievel II school. Jail 90
days, weekend with CTS. Random
UA's. Substance abuse evaluation
and treatment.
Brian W. Grantham. Possession
of a controlled substance x 3. Pos-
session less ?0 grams marijuana.
Possession drug paraphernalia.
Felony DWLSR. Plea no contest. Ad-
judged guilty. Fine waived. Jail 11
months 29 days with CTS; 60 days;
11 months 29 days conc. Attorney
fees waiy.ed. 1
DonialdE I',.. Possession leg-
end drug. Possession less 20 grams
marijuana. Possession drug para-
phernalia, Plea no contest. Ad-


judged guilty. Probation 1 year. Fine
$423.50. Attorney fees $90.00. Ran-
dom UA's. Consider early termina-
tion.
Gerald C. Lemons. Resisting ar-
rest without violence. Disorderly con-
duct/breach of peace 6 months conc.
Aggravated assault with motor ve-
hicle dismiss. Plea no contest. Ad-
judged guilty. Probation 1 year. Fine
$320.00. COS $40.00. Letter of apol-
ogy.
Henry Clayton Locke. Trespass.
Petit theft third degree. Contribute
to delinquency of minor. Plea no con-
test. Adjudged guilty. Fine $350.00.
Substance abuse evaluation and
treatment.
LauraAnn Lutker. Possession of
methamphetamine. Possession drug
paraphernalia adjudged guilty, 1
year conc. Exceeding the maximum
pay in 90 days. Plea no contest. Ad-
judication withheld. Probation 3
years. Fine $875.00. Substance
abuse evaluation and treatment.
Random UA's. COS $52.00. Re-
serves right to appear on suppression
hearing.
Mary Ann McDonald. Principle
to uttering a forged instrument. No
pros. -Forgery. Uttering. Plea no
contest. Adjudication withheld. Pro-
bation 3 years. Fine $775.00. Attor-
ney fees $ 290.00. COS $40.00. Res-
titution'CRJ. Consider early termi-
nation.
Robert Earl McDonald. Uttering
counterfeit-bill. No pros.
Timothy Wayne Sanders. Sell/
purch/manuf/deliv/possess with in-
tent x 4. Possession of a controlled
substance x 2. Possession of cocaine.
Aggravated fleeing/eluding. Felony
DWLSR. Plea no contest. Jail 24
months: Conditional plea. Furlough
until 2/15 sentencing.
Jeffery Lynn Starkey. Felony
DUI no pros. Fleeing/attempting
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merge and dismiss. Plea no con-
test. Adjudged guilty. Probation 6
months. Fine $243.50. Attorney fees
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(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO) Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
Niceville Community Center
204 N. Partin Drive (SR285) Niceville City Hall Complex

The Agenda will include the following items:
1. Approval of Amendment to TPO's FY2004/2005-2008/2009
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include
Improvements to CR83A (Bay Loop Road) in Walton County
2. Consideration of Resolution of Support for Emerald
Coast Bridge Authority Funding
3. Consideration of Funds to match FDOT Funds for a
Regional Concept Study for US98, from Alabama State Line
to US231 in Bay County
4. Consideration of Recommendations on Future Transportation
Funding- both Federal and State
5. Reports:
Review of TPO 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan
Visual Choice Assessment Survey
Review of Draft FY 2005/06 TPO Unified Planning
Work Program (UPWP)
Review of Draft Update to TPO Public Involvement
Procedures (PIP) Manual
6. PUBLIC FORUM- This is an opportunity for the public to
address the TPO on transportation issues.

Other TPO-related meetings currently scheduled include the
following:


* TPO Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting Thursday,
March 17, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Niceville Community Center
* TPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meeting -
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in Niceville Comm-
unity Center
* TPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting -
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. in Niceville City Hall
For more information on these or other TPO-related
meetings that might be scheduled please contact Nick Nickoloff at
1-800-226-8914 ext. 212. Agendas are available at the TPO's
website at http://www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/owtpo
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the
meetings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
and for language requirements other than English. Please notify
E. Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914
or 850-595-8910 ext 218 at least 48 hours in advance.


Michael Edward Staubitz.
Felony DUI x 2. No valid driver li-
cense 60 days cone. Felony DWLSR.
Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
Fine $1,600.00. License suspension
life. Level II school. Jail 18 months
cone with CTS. 04MM903 battery.
11 months 29 days.
Ronnie Michael Taylor. Sell/
purch/manuf/deliv meth. Possession
of a controlled substance x 3. Pos-
session drug paraphernalia 12
months cone. Plea no contest. Ad-
judged guilty. Probation 3 years.
Fine $875.00. COS $40.00. Attor-
ney fees $290.00. Substance abuse
evaluation and treatment. Random
UA's.
Dennis Vernon Terhaar. Poss of
methamphetamine. Possession less
20 grams marijuana. Possession
drug paraphernalia. DWLSR.


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Adjudged guilty. Probation termi-
nated. Fine civil judgment. Jail 24
months cone count 1 both with CTS:
MM's 1st 11 months 29 day. 2nd 60
days.
Stephen A. Williamson. Grand
theft. Plea no contest. Adjudication
withheld. Probation 2 years cone
with present probation. Fine
$775.00. Restitution CRJ. Random
UA's. Will consider early termina-
tion after 1 year.
Darrell Lamar Yates. Poss of
methamphetamine. Possession less
20 grams marijuana 1 year cone.
Possession drug paraphernalia -;1
year conc. Plea no contest. Adjudi-
cation withheld. Probation 3 years.
Fine $875.00. Random UA's. Sub-
stance abuse evaluation and treat-
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FITNESS IN MOTION, in cooperation with Larry Harris
presents a Women's Self Defense Class, on the fourth Thurs-
day of each month at 7 p.m.
The cost is $15 for the first class.
7 Contact the Fitness in Motion Studio at Chautauqua
Health & Wellness Center, 650 Hwy. 331 South, DeFuniak
Springs or call (850) 951-1112.

THE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, under the direc-
tion of David Ott, will present a series of concerts in four
Emerald Coast venues in March. "The Simple Life" will in-
clude the Overture to the Barber of Seville, by Rossini,
Bartok's Roumanian Dances, and Beethoven Symphony No.
6, the Pastorale, and other selections.
The opening performance is scheduled for Thursday,
March 10, at First United Methodist Church in Fort Wal-
; ton Beach, at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra will repeat the pro-
gram in Walton County on Friday evening March 11 at 7:30
p;.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa
Beach. Sunday, March 13, will be the date of two perfor-
mances, beginning with a 3 p.m. concert at Village Baptist
Qhurch in Destin, followed by a-7 p.m. performance at Mes-
Ssah Lutheran Church in Panama City.
:Tickets are $20. For more information, call 837-1742 or
581-5253.

"A MEN'S SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT will be held April
2, 2005. It will be hosted by Walton Correctional Institution
at Gene Hurley Park in DeFuniak Springs. 15 after five
run rule, bring your own 47 Cor Softballs. ASA-approved
bats and rules.
Make the $200 entry fee payable to WALCI Employees
Club by April 1, 2005. For more information, call 892-6141,
ext. 306 or 892-6141, ext. 350.

THE FIRST ANNUAL DeFuniak Springs Little League
Men's Softball Tournament will be held March 26, 2005 at
Gene Hurley Park in DeFuniak Springs.
:First, second and third place trophies will be awarded.
Make the $175 entry fee payable to DFS Little League due
by March 16, 2005.
:'For directions and more information, call 892-5117 or 892-
8121 or mail entry fee to: DeFuniak.Springs Little League,
PO Box 1795, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.

-'THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Women's Club will host the
first of their monthly yard and bake sales on Saturday,
March 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the club house, located on
6th Street, DeFuniak Springs. Space is available for a $10
donation. For more information, call 951-1984 day or 892-
5979, evening.
The yard/bake sale will include fresh home-baked goods,
antiques, collectibles, household items, clothing and more.

SA TEAM TIME COOKOUT will be held Friday, March 11.
We are inviting parents to come out and help reward the
kids for their hard work. All fifth-grade students meeting
AR goals of 18 points and having 12 or less marks, with no
office referrals, will have a day of fun.
raContact a fifth-grade teacher or eal4- the- chairperson-i
Melanie Gibson, 836-4999.


SATURDAY, MARCH 12, at the Panhandle Opry, the De-
Funiak Spring's Lions Club will sponsor an "all-you-can-
eat" chili supper.
For a $5 donation, chili, crackers, and dessert will be
served. Supper will be served at 6:30 and will be followed
by the program presented by Gordon Porter and his band.
Admission will be the normal price. The donations for the
Lions helps to fund the club's projects such as guide dogs,
glasses and hearing aids.

THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT will
be testing fire hydrants in the northwest section of DeFu-
niak Springs. The testing will take place from Monday,
March 14, through Friday March 18, and will include all of
the system north of Hwy. 90 and west of Shoemaker Drive.
Residents may experience some cloudy water as a result of
the testing.
For more information, call (850) 892-8515.

LOCAL COLOR ARTISTS CLUB is pleased- to announce a
workshop "Cartoons and Caricatures" by award winning art-
ist Peggy Wyatt March 24, 25 and 26, at the Freeport Pres-
byterian Church, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $75.
Contact JoEllen Schacht at 850-835-2876 or 850-499-0646
for information and registration. The class is limited to 10
students.

THE "OVER FIFTY CLUB" meets the second Friday of
each month at the Freeport Community Center.
For information about the club, call 835-4352 or 835-4601.
The Fifty Plus Club officers for 2004 are: president, Nancy
Pollock; vice-president, Don Sinclair; secretary, Colleen
Clark; treasurer, Betty Lou Anderson; co-program coo~rdi-
nator, Pat Johnson, and hostess, Gloria Sinclair.
Anyone age 50 or older is invited to join.

PRE-K SCREENING-Walton County School Bcard and
FDLRS/PAEC will co-sponsor a free Child Find Pre-K
Screenings scheduled for March 10, 2005-Freeport Middle
School; March 17, 2005-Okaloosa Walton College.
Children ages 3 to 5 will be screened in the areas of school
readiness skills, speech, vision and hearing. Call 1-877-873-
7232, ext. 2260 to make an appointment.


Adult Learning and Recreation Expo


The Emerald Coast Adult
Learning and Recreation
Expo, a free event showcas-
ing the numerous activities
available to permanent and
seasonal residents, will be
held Tuesday, March 10, from
4 to 7 p.m. at the Okaloosa-
Walton College Niceville
Campus, building K Mall.
The campus is located be-
tween Hwy. 285 and Hwy. 85,
on College Boulevard in
north Niceville.
Representatives from more
than 40 agencies and clubs
such as the Adventure Club,
,_4goid a .Tr.ils Asspociati.,
Emerald Coast ;Cyclists,


Audubon Society, Model
Railroad Club, Emerald
Coast Archeological Society
and more will be present to
provide information about
, the multitude of learning and
recreational opportunities
available in the region for
adults. Entertainment, free
food and drinks and prize
drawings will be provided by
a variety of corporate spon-
sors.
The event is co-sponsored
by the OWC Prime Time pro-
gram and the UWF Center
for Lifelong Learning. Con-
tact OWC at 729-6085 for in-
formation.


THE EMERALD COAST WOODTURNING GUILD will
hold it's monthly meeting on March 12, at the Freeport Com-
munity Center from 9 a.m. till noon. This months
demonstrations will be Inside -Out Christmas Ornaments by
Owen Toon. Open to anyone interested in woodturning. For
more information contact Ron Ferreira at 850-622-0942.

WALTON COUNTY EMS will be providing community
classes in CPR-AED and First-Aid.
Walton citizens pay $1 for each card. Classes will be held
at the Walton County EMS building, 49 South Davis Lane,
DeFuniak Springs, FL.
Pre-registration is required. Call or leave a message at
(850) 598-0649.
April 16, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., CPR-AED, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., First
Aid; June 18, 8 a.m.-12 p..m., CPR-AED, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.,
FirstAid; August 16, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., CPR-AED, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.,
First Aid; October 15, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., CPR-AED, 1 p.m.-3
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T^ ... DeFuniak Springs Garden Club's annual native plants sale
.,00.0 helps stock gardens with plants that Mother Nature de-
Spring is just around the corner: Thoughts of local yards
coming back to life entice gardeners to look for new plants.
Many of local gardeners have lost some of their landscape
this year due to the hurricanes. This is a great time to think
about planting more native plants. It's not always easy to
find Florida native plants. The selection available is often
limited. It is hard to know what species to plant. where to
plant it and how big it will get. The DeFuniak Springs Gar-
s *. den Club is holding their annual Native Plant Sale and Edu-
cation Day this Saturday. March 12. from S a.m. until noon
Sat the DeFuniak Springs Library.
There will be over 2,000 plants at this sale. Each plant
A..... t species will have an informative sign that will show what
the plant.flower looks like, tell how tall it gets, if it likes
sun or shade and what kind of soil it requires. There will
ole also be notes about which plants attract butterflies and birds
,d. and supply food for wildlife. Club members and master gar-
deners will be there to help with selections and answer ques-
tions.
Q Toni Wheeler, local native plant expert from Skinner Nurs-
eY. r i wholesale only will also bhe there to give advice. There
will be 55 species of perennials, wildflowers, vines and
Grasses, 4:3 species of native trees, and 29 shrub species.
That's 127 species of native plants to view and choose from,
like giant red swamp hibiscus, mountain laurel, beach rose-
mary. native penstamon, dotted horsemint, endangered
Chipola coreopsis, baptisa, native viburnums. American
.l snow bell, native plums and crabapples. button bush, four
_al types of native azaleas, oakleafhydrangeas, spicebush, ser-
viceberry, fringe trees and many more. Thirteen types of
Florida native ecotype wildflotwer seeds will also be avail-
'. A able in small packets.
4 There will be educational displays on wildflowers, native
't '" 3 trees and butterflies. Lots of free educational material, free
4'si w ildthower posters and pamphlets will be there, and for the
kids, there will be wildflower coloring books.
"This is a great opportunity to learn more about trouble-
free gardening. Choosing to use native plants in your land-
0' ;; scape can help gardeners create a much more sustainable
and easy to maintain yard. Remember there is no such thing
c-.,- as a totally maintenance-free yard. Even nati ve plants some-
times need to be pruned and shaped or thinned out. But
natives are much more disease resistant and require little
or no fertilizer. Once established they are normally very
drought tolerant, and are used by birds, butterflies and other
w wildlife Peggy Caswell said.
:. "Planting native will help bring a bit of ecological balance
back to the small piece of the planet we care for by replac-
ing lost food and habitat for native wildlife of all kinds,"
Dara Dobson said.
While at the sale, view The DeFuniak Springs Reading
S I Garden, a special native-plant educational project of the
DeFuniak Springs Garden Club. The garden is still par-
tially dormant, but plants are beginning to peek out.
Marie Harrison will be a special guest of the garden club
Si on Saturday. She is a master gardener and author of Gar-
dening in the Coastal South and Southern Gardening an
Environmentally Sensitive Approach. Her new book, South-
Sern Gardening an Environmentally Sensitive Approach, just
came out last week. She will have copies of both of her books
with her.

,: For more information, call Dara Dobson
at 859-0096 or Peggy Caswell at 892-0624.


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Howards celebrate 60th wedding anniversary


John Hobson Howard and
Bula S. Howard celebrated
their 60th Wedding Anniver-
sary, March 7, 2005 at the
:' home of their son, Andy


Howard. They were married
in Montgomery, AL on 1
March 1945, lived in Goshen,
AL, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
and have resided in DeFu-


niak Springs since 1977.
Family that gathered at
the home of Andy and
Marilyn Howard in the New
Harmony community were
their children, Frank
Howard, John and Carol
Howard, Susie and Mike
Fleming, Barbara and John
Bridges, and granddaughter,
Dallas, who traveled from
Texas for the event. Also at
the celebration were John
Hobson Howard's brothers,


Paul King Howard and "Red"
(William Harris) Howard and
wife, Virgie; Red and Virgie's
sons, Mike Howard, Butch
and Terry Howard; and
grandson, River Mitchem
came to wish the couple a
congratulations for their long
marriage. Their daughter
Linda, and husband, Tommy
Paschal, who was celebrating
his birthday that Sunday,
were also there to mark the
occasion.


Redfat Doffies hoLd F eb~ruary meetings


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During the meeting, they
decided to charter a bus and
go to Biloxi on a day-trip to
the Casino Magic. The bus
will be picking Dollies up in
DeFuniak Springs on Mon-
day, Mar. 28. There are still
a few openings for any inter-
ested Red Hatters and
friends.
The duchess of history,
Joan Cibiras, has had to re-
sign her position due to ill-
ness. The club was disheart-
ened to accept her resigna-
tion but understood that she
was unable to continue. She
is still a member of the Red
Hat Dollies and the members
look forward to seeing her at
future meetings.
At the March meeting they
will be dubbing their Red Hat
Ladies with their official
titles.
Anyone interested in join-
ing Red Hat Dollies can at-
tend any of the meetings and
become a member. For
ehore:.S0 or older, wear ared
hat tinder 50 wear a pirik
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Chautauqua Assembly porch parties offer a variety of entertainment


By BRUCE COLLIER
March 6 was the final day
of the 2005 Chautauqua As-
sembly. The partly sunny
Sunday afternoon saw stroll-
ers and motorists making a
leisurely progression around
Circle Drive, visiting a suc-
cession of porch parties.
Eight private homes, the
Chautauqua Hall of Brother-
hood, St. Agatha's Episcopal
Church, and First United
Methodist Church were the
sites of music, singing, art-
works, clowning, poetry and
storytelling.
Musical selections from
Grit & Grace were sung at
the home of Ann Robinson.
Passerby could also hear
bluegrass and country favor-
ites played by Craig
Robinson and Matt Miller,
along with the vocal stylings
of Jeremiah Campbell.
Fans of barbershop har-
mony gathered at 650 Circle
Drive for a large choral pre-
sentation that no doubt in-
cluded "Sweet Adeline."
Dr. Nancy Donaldson sang
Irish songs at 219 Circle
Drive. Bagpipe lovers were


treated to "So
the Bagpipe,'
Robert Leslie
Brotherhood.
A group of
cians. three ye
played violin a


SUSIE AR
teller, at DeF
Friends of the
party.


LEMONADE UNDER THE MAGNOLIA, courtesy of De-
Funiak Springs Womens Club. Shown here are Diane Wospil
and Ricky Bovee.


208 Circle Drive. DeFuniak
Springs Friends of the Li-
brary storyteller Susie
Arnold held court at 620
Circle Drive.
On the quieter artistic side
was a display of porcelain
and a painting demonstra-
tion by Mary Vinson at 730
Circle Drive.


ulful Sounds of The Yount residence at 550
'played by Dr. Circle Drive was colorfully
, at the Hall of decorated with a selection of
Asian prints. The exhibit in-
f young musi- cluded paintings from
ears old and up, Jinshan and Huxian, China.
nd keyboard at Most of the work was pro-
duced by Chinese peasant
artists, and depicted tradi-
tional country life.
The poetry of DeFuniak
notable Wallace Bruce was
3 offered at 404 Circle Drive,
and dulcimer music at St.
Agatha's.
The steps of First United
Methodist Church were com-
mandeered by a troupe of
clowns, who serenaded and
danced with children. The
.. clowns were part of
C.H.U.M.S., a Christian
S clown group that performs in
the area.
The 2005 Assembly con-
cluded early in the evening
'NOLD, story- with a piano concert by Dr.
'uniak Springs Brenda Ray, presented at
?Library porch First United Methodist
Church.


ASIAN PRINTS make a colorful porch party on Circle
Drive.


CRAIG ROBINSON, JEREMIAH CAMPBELL, AND
MATT MILLER play bluegrass and country at a Grit & Grace
porch party for Chautauqua Assembly.




Turner Oneal Alford born


BARBERSHOP HARMONY on the porch at Chautauqua Assembly.


DR. NANCY DONALD-
SON sings Irish songs at
Chautauqua Asssembly
porch party.


CLOWN AT REST, Abby
Martin joins the fun at
Chautauqua Assembly.


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Dollywood entertainer to perform in DFS


Dollywood featured enter-
tainer, James Rogers, is com-
ing to DeFuniak Springs
Thursday, March 10, at 7
p.m. at the historic Florida
Chautauqua Theatre for a
special show by the Paxton
Ruritan Club. "We want to
give people a great evening
of entertainment without
having to drive a long dis-
tance," says club member,
Thalon Hobbs. "It is an excel-
lent opportunity to treat the
whole family to a remarkable
evening of entertainment!"
James Rogers is an "enter-
tainer," award-winning
singer, songwriter, instru-
mentalist, and much more.


Dr. Joe Johnson, Ruritan
Club member, remarked
"James Rogers' "live" perfor-
mance fills the stage with
sights and sound in an ac-
claimed multimedia presen-
tation.
He has performed with
Dolly Parton and Alabama,
appeared on numerous TV
shows and the Grand Ole
Opry. His acclaimed shows at
Music Mansion received best
show awards in 1997, 1998
and 1999.
The event will benefit com-
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projects by the Paxton
Ruritan Club. Tickets are
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For information about the
Pilot Club, contact Annette
Senn at 865-3341 or Vonnie
Peters at 892-8123. For infor-
mation about the Brain Dis-
order Support Foundation
"Friendship House" or the
Brain Awareness Conference
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Florida Chautauqua Gospel contest planned


Florida Chautauqua Inc.
will be hosting a Gospel Tal-
ent Contest on Saturday,
March 19 at the Florida
Chautauqua Theater on
Baldwin Avenue in down-
town DeFuniak Springs, FL
at 7pm. There is a $5 gen-
eral admission for all who
would like to experience the


exciting competition Satur-
day evening, March 19 at
7p.m.
There will be two divisions
for competition: youth (17
and younger) and adult.
Competition entry fee is
$50 with a $250 prize: with
up to five minutes to perform
on stage. Winners of both


categories will share being Florida Chautauqua Gospel
the opening act for the Celebration on April 9, at


Wood graduates

from NCO academy


4:30 p.m. at the Lake Yard of at the Florida Chautauqua
historic DeFuniak Springs. Theater in downtown DeFu-
The winners will perform for niak Springs. For more infor-
15 minutes each. mation ,or to have an appli-
cation emailed or faxed to
Applications are available you call (850) 892-9494.


Tammy Tuberville

receives award
Tammy (Bell) Turberville
was awarded the Crisis Inter-
S i.. vention Officer of the Year for
Palm Beach County, Florida.
S. She is. a member of the hos-
0 : i tage negotiators team and is
a field training officer.
4 This award was given in
recognition of a critical inci-
dent which involved a hus-
band who had been served
with a restraining order, but
3 returned to his home in a nar-
cotic psychosis state, endan-
gering his wife and daughter.
Turberville is a 1988 gradu-
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and served in the U.S. Army.
She is the daughter of
Carolyn Sykes, of DeFuniak
'.TAMMY TURBERVILLE Springs.



We all have a role to play

"Careful what you say"


By SYLVIA ANDERSON,
.RURAL YOUTH ADVO-
CATE FOR SHELTER
HOUSE, INC.

See no evil, hear no evil,
and speak no evil. We teach
"'our children these lessons
about life but we must ask
ourselves if we are leading by
example. Children who live
in homes where there is fam-
ily violence, receive different
messages from their
caregivers. How can we teach
co'otur. children toiben riin-violent y
w...when they are exposed daily
'to violent images? Can we
teach our children to be non-
violent in their every day life
'.when they are witnessing
violence in their own homes?
Often unknowingly, we
. communicate with violent
words throughout our day.
Have you ever stopped and
paid attention to the words
"that we commonly use? At
work, we commonly used
'.words such as "target", "air",
and phrases such as "let's hit
.. ,our goal of serving 200 cus-
Stomers." Can we say what we
,- mean without including vio-
*-lent words? Using words
such as "strive" and "reach-
ing our goal" mean the same
-thing, but the point can be
made without the violent
content.
Even when we use these
words, our intent is rarely
violent. But, it is important
, to connect the fact that the
more we use violent words in
our every day conversations,
the more we become desen-
sitized to the aspects of vio-
lence. If our goal is to raise
children free of violence, then
we must strive to eliminate
violent language.


Let us all try our best to
speak more violent free by
rephrasing our sentences
and examining more closely
the words that we use. We
can raise our children to be
better citizens and live a life
free of violence, but it takes
a commitment from every
member of the community.
Children are our future and
teach them well comes from
a famous song by Whitney
Houston. The words are pow-
erful and express that we all
ia've a role to play in helping
children live lives free of vio-
lence. Together we can make
a difference.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


Gospel concert to be held


Another in a series of great
gospel music concerts re-
turns to the PaxtonAG Com-
plex in Paxton, FL, Friday,
March 11, at 7 p.m.
Buddy Liles, the Morrises,
and the Cains will be fea-
tured. Liles is an award win-
ning Pensacola'native who
spent more than 2 decades
with the legendary Florida
Boys. He garnered one acco-
lade after another with the
quartet before deciding to
venture into solo music
nearly 5 years ago. His per-
formance covers a litany of
southern gospel favorites
from years gone by featuring
classes like How Great Thou
Art.
The Morrises have been
singing for 15 years since


their origin in Baker. This
. family quartet enjoys the
stage and listeners will enjoy
the pleasant presence and
harmony this foursome
brings to Paxton.
The Cains originate from
DeFuniak Springs and repre-
sent years and years of mu-
, sic ministry. They are sincere
in their desire to see, Chris-
tians uplifted and the lost
saved. From the first song to
the last note, their love or
music will be obvious.
Admission is free, but a
love offering-will be taken.
The complex is located on
Highway 331 in Paxton, next
to the city ballparks. For
more information, call (334)
858-6162.


Everyone who


believes isjustified
By Dr Robert M. Jaye

The believer in Christ receives a present justification. Faith
does not produce this fruit sooner or later, but now. Acts
13:39 teaches that "by Him all that believe are justified from
all things." So far as justification is the result of faith, it is
given to the soul the moment when we come to Christ, and
accept Him as our all in all.
Are they who are in heaven now justified? Yes, and so are
the believers here, as truly as those who walk in white and
sing melodious songs to celestial harps. The thief of the cross
was justified the moment he turned the eye of faith upon
Jesus. Paul, though aged with years of service, was not more
justified than the thief with no service at all.
We are today accepted in the beloved, today absolved from
sin, today acquitted at the bar of God. Is not this a soul-
inspiring thought? There are some clusters of Eshcol's vine
which we shall not be able to gather until we enter into
heaven. Yet this is a bough which runs over the wall. This is
not the corn of the land, which we can never eat until we
cross the Jordan; but this is a part of the manna in the wil-
derness, a part of the bread and daily nutrition of soul which
the Lord supplies while we journey to and fro.
We are now, even now, pardoned. Even now our sins are
put away. We are accepted in the sight of God as though we
had never been guilty. There is therefore now no condemna-
tion to them which are in Christ Jesus. There is not a sin,
even now, in the Book of God against His people. Let present
privilege awaken us to present duty, and now, while life lasts,
let us spend and be spent for our precious Lord Jesus.


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Southwide Baptist Church revival set
.S6uthwide Baptist Church
will be holding revival ser-
vices March 20-23. Sunday
morning services will started
at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mon-
dayr thru'Wednesday services
will begin at 7 p.m.
The quest speaker will be
S / Rick Coram from Ocala, FL.
His message will be getting
out of life's grit and getting
into God"s grace.
Southwide Baptist Church
is located off of Hwy 331 on
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NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, A Trauma Center for the hurting. 1564 State
Hwy. 20 West., P.O. Box 1022, Freeport FL 32439, Office 835-5111, Fax 835-
0123. Our services and activities are as follows: SUNDAY SERVICES: Adult
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship and Children's Church 10:30
a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. MIDWEEK SERVICES: Bible Study & Prayer
and Youth Services, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Midweek Prayer Service, Tues-
day 7:00 p.m./Daily Prayer, Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m. We provide a nursery for our
Sunday Worship Services. Pastor Louis Taunton and congregation would like
to invite anyone wishing to experience the love of God to come join us for
any of our services.

HISTORIC SAINT AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is located at 144 Circle
Drive,in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday Eucharist, Rite II, is celebrated at 10:15
a.m. The Eucharist is also celebrated on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., followed by
a "bring your own supper" and a teaching on the Bible or some other source
of Christian learning. All are welcome. The Church belongs to the diocese
of the Central Gulf Coast, the Rt. Rev. Philip Duncan II is the Bishop. The Vicar
(Priest-in-Charge) is The Rev. Ashmun Brown, D. Min. St. Agatha's is the home
of the Lakeside Concert Series. For information, call (850) 892-9754.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, located at
88 Circle Drive, Rev. Ken Autrey, staff and cong regation invite you to join
our family throughout the week's activities including: Contemporary Wor-
-ship Service in Fellowship Hall at 8:30 a.m., Sunday morning traditional
worship service (and children's church) at 11:00 a.m., with Communion
observed at both services the first Sunday of each month. Sunday School
for all ages at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday evening Vespers Service in the chapel at
5:30p.m. Other c i:ir.:rr' -,, r;i- r cif D..:hi ir:iur, .: u .:.-- ni,5/ morning s ighj
breakfast and devotional; youth fellowship is on Sunday afternoon at 3:00
p.m. for the teens and 4:00 p.m. for children in grades K-4 and for the teens
in transition. Fellowship dinner Wednesday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m. Please
consider making our church home your home too. For more information
please call 892-5332 or 892-5640.

PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, DeFuniak Springs "Celebrating the
Love and Glory of Christ." You are invited to experience a personal relation-
ship with God and join in worship to the Almighty God. Sunday services
include age-graded small group Bible studies at 9:00 a.m. and Morning
Worship time beginning at 10:30. Encouragement continues Sunday eve-
nings with Discipleship Training classes at 5:00 p.m. and Worship at 6:00.
Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:00 with choir practice, followed at
7:00 with G-Force for children, activities for youth and a Bible study and
prayer time for adults. The church is located 2-1/2 miles west of US Hwy.
331, and 1 mile south of Bob Sikes Road on Pleasant Ridge Road. Call the
church office (850) 892-3500 for more information.

BALDWIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH invites you to attend Sunday School
9:45, Worship Service 11:00, Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Sunday Evening
Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Come and be a part of
an awesome ministry here in your community..

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 331 N., Freeport, Fl. Independent, Fun-
damental Standing for the Blood, The Book and the Blessed Hope. Services:
Sunday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Thursday at 7 p.m., WZEP Radio
Sunday, at 8:05 a.m., 1460 AM on your dial. Pastor James Roesch phone
892-6252.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH Come as you are! Hear old-fashioned Gospel
preaching! Experience the presence of God first-hand. Sunday Worship 10
a.m. and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. CORNERSTONE CHURCH is an equipping
ministry designed to demonstrate, teach, train, impart and activate follow-
ers of Jesus Christ in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sunday services include:
CHILDREN'S Church from Nursery through 12 years of age. TEENS meet on
Wednesday evenings and Friday nights. We also offer Bible based K 12th
grade, coupled with a Christian Academy / Preschool. Cornerstone Church
is located on Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak Springs.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located on 461 Van Buren
Avenue, would like to extend an invitation for all to come join us as we
celebrate the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ through Spirit filled worship
& annointed preaching!! Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by
Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. Youth
Ministry Services are held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Pastor is
Adam Peterson, Associate Pastor, Joel Davis. Please come and worship with
us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Donna Lorenz
between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 892-8045 or after 3:30 p.m. at 892-6859.

FIRST APOSTOLIC CHURCH at 440 Orange Ave. Church attendance
doesn't have to be dull, mundane and a burden to your life! When was the
last time you attended a church where there was a spirit of excitement and
an abundance of the Spirit of God? This church family at the First Apostolic
Church would love for you to come and experience the kind of worship
and relationship that the Apostles enjoyed having when the Christian church
was first birthed! Our Sunday services start at 10 a.m. for Sunday School for
the children and worship and preaching service for the adults. Sunday
Evening begins with prayer at 5:30 p.m., and then worship service follows
at 6 p.m. Our Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. We have prayer
meetings on Thursday Evenings beginning at 6 p.m. Come and experience
the Holy Ghost power the way God intended church to really be!. If you
have any questions or need ministry assistance, feel free to call the church at
892-7882.-Rev. David W. King, Pastor.

ST MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 247 U.S. Highway 331 N., P.O. Box
590, DeFuniak Sptings, FL 32435, Phone: (850) 892-9247. Mass Schedule:
Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.; Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Vigil Saturday at 5 p.m.;
Sunday, 11 a.m.; Holy Days of Obligation 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Richard
Dawson, pastor.

NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER SBC at Bryan's Used Car Complex next to
Sarah & Co. Sunday School at 9:45, Morning Worship at 10:30, Wednesday
Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Call 892-4214 for information.

SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 1307 Hwy. 278 (Coy Burgess Loop) De-
Funiak Springs, FL. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.; Worship Service: 11:00 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY

EAST, BAPTIST CHURCH "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves to-
gether..." join us for Bible Study/Doctrine from 8:30 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School
from 9:30 10:30 a.m.; worship services from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Pastor is
Mark Long. Prayer meeting, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The location is 910 Bay
Avenue. For more information, call 892-2324.

FREEPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 340 East Main Street, Freeport, FL -
Church school is at 9 a.m. and morning worship services at 10 a.m. The Rev.
Eugene Harris will deliver the morning message. Fellowship immediately
follows the worship service. The women of the church meet the second
Tuesday of each month in the church fellowship hall at 11:30 a.m. All are
cordially invited and welcomed. "

FREEPORT CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday's, Bible study school at 9 a.m.,
morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday
Bible School at 7 p.m. Free Bible correspondence courses. Everyone is in-
vited. Location: just past the city limits on U.S. Hwy. 331 South.

WAY OF LIFE UNITY CENTER, 1797 Hurlburt Road, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
Office: 864-1232, Hours: By appointment. Metaphysical Bookstore: 864-5945,
Open Sundays 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Dial-A-Thought: 864-9139. Minister is
Rev. George A. Schmidt, Ph.D. Time for Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. Celebration Services. All are welcome. Special Events: A Course in
.Miracles Study Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. An AA group for women
only meets each Friday at 7 p.m. The "Sparkle" AA group meets on Sunday
evenings at 7 p.m.
fiWsT b.-4PTi T HURCH-OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East Live Oak Av-.
.enue. We cordiaii, in,'.ite .,ou to join our "Fellowship of Encouragement"'
and come for Worship and Bible Study at the following times: Sunday Bible
Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship (10:30 a.m.), discipleship studies (5
p.m.) and evening worship (6:30 p.m.) You are also encouraged to join us
for prayer meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and come early for fellowship
dinners. Call the church office, (850) 892-2722, for details.

FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST, 174 Harrison Street, (corner of Bayloop
& Harrison St.) Freeport, FL, 850-835-2261. Dr. Charles Satterwhite, pastor.
Sunday school 8:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship Service 10 a.m. Singing
5:15 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednes-
day 6 p.m. Please come worship with us.

THE SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH and its congregation cordially
invite you to attend services with us. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday
Evening Services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday Services are at 7 p.m. The church
is located at 4592 Hwy. 83, (old Baker's Sporting Goods Building).Our Pas-
tor is Rev. Larry Murphy. Please come ready to worship and expecting a
blessing!

INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 280-A, 4.5 miles south of De-
Funiak Springs, cordially invites you to come and worship with us in Sun-
day School at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship services, at 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Choir Practice is Sunday afternoon,at 4 p.m. and church training study
at 5 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Interim Pastor David
Amason and the congregation extend a very special welcome to all to
come visit or make us your church home. Bro. Amason is preaching dy-
namic sermons from the Bible. We practice "Love one another". A nursery is
provided.

COMMUNITY HOLINESS CHURCH is located at 971 W. Live Oak Ave. in
DeFuniak Springs. Pastor Howard Taylor and congregation welcomes you to
join Spirit filled worship services where we'll treat you in so many different
ways, you will have to like some of them. Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are cor-
dially invited and welcome. For a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-
4704.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of DeFuniak Springs, 1063 Circle Drive,
invites you to join us throughout the week for worship, fellowship, study
and service. A Men's Fellowship group and Presbyterian Women meet
monthly for fellowship and Bible study. Sunday (nursery is provided from
9:30 a.m. to 12:00). 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 11:00 a.m. Morn-
ing Worship. Tuesday Tuesday Kidz Club (1st-5th) 3:00 p.m. Wednesday
Puppet Ministry 3:00 p.m., POWER HOUR! 4:00 p.m. (6th-12th grade), Chan-
cel Choir rehearsal 6:30 p.m. First Sunday Churchwide covered-dish lun-
cheon after church. Second Friday 'Pairs and Spares Dinner' 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian is a community of disciples of Jesus Christ who are
committed to being an inclusive faith community where persons from all
walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and working together. If you're
looking for a church home, we invite you to come visit us. Church office
phone number 892-5832.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH We are a mission church dedicated to teach-
ing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us for Sunday services at
1200 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs. Worship service only at 9:00 a.m. with
Pastor Delvin Bender. Pastor Bender can be reached at 537-4120 (cell phone,
974-5620), or call Ruby Pfahlert at 892-3265. We welcome visitors and new
members.

OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH, 6753 State Hwy. 2 East, Darlington, FL.
We are reaching out to the lost, hurting, hungry, and naked. Pastor Rev. Curtis
Manning and his congregation would like to invite you to attend services
with them. Sunday School for all ages is at 10 a.m. Children's Church and
Sunday morning worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and teaching
is at 7 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services if needed. Gospel Sing every
first Saturday. Come enjoy our anointed praise and worship, and be encour-
aged with Holy Ghost filled preaching and teaching of God's Word. For
more information call: (850) 892-2048.
GREATER ST. JOSEPH AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 117
Graham Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 invites you to come worship
with our church family each Sunday. Church school begins at 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service begins at 11 a.m. We are located at 117 Graham Ave. Adult
Bible study is Wednesday afternoon from 6-7 p.m. Youth Bible study is
Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Rev. Cecil Williams and the entire congre-
gation extends an open and warm welcome to each and everyone to come
and worship with us. You are encouraged to come join us at any of our
services. You may call for more information at 892-2009.


SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE WORSHIP CENTER Are you one of so many
people that are tired of going to church and leaving the same way you
came in (hungry and hurting)? Do you feel like you are so far away from
God, in a time that you need Him the most? That maybe if you could just
get to Him, so many things in your life would change? Have you been hurt
by so called Christians, and nowyou won't even go into the house of God?
Do you have so many questions and no answers? There is a church you can
come to and not be judged by what you're wearing or what mistakes you've
made. Jesus says to come as you are, not come when you're perfect. If any
of these things apply to you, we invite you to come and get the answers
you need, come and get to Jesus. After all, you are hungry, aren't you? Take
Hwy. 90 E. to Ponce de Leon, turn right onto 181A, the church is right
across from Ponce de Leon Springs. Sunday: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday:
7 p.m. Call 548-9425.

WESLEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Live Oak
and 21st Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL. "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open
Doors". Pastor David Wilson. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship
10:00 a.m. The small church by the side of the road with a Cross over the
entrance, longing to extend the love and peace of God to any wayfarer or
pilgrim seeking a rest from this world of strife and despair. A place where
common people can assemble for simple worship and experience the
Presence of God in their midst. "For where two or three are gathered to-
gether in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20 K.J.V.
"The devil wins a skirmish with a roar, but I.. C'lnrj to HIM who wins the
war."

ST'hI I IciibL. of FIRST.,LU.T EWEPR/- i HU-.'CH .a i-i. in.it ,c.uj to wor-
' shp --.th u tir, Sunday.at,9,.Q, a rr Thenr, :,i, for rofrhn-imcnti and Adult
Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Our Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz,
speaks from the Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. We are
known throughout our community as a friendly and serving Church that
welcomes newcomers. We are located on Route 331 very near the Florida
line [24213 5th Avenue] in Florala, Alabama. If you wish, call us at 334-858-
3515 for more specific directions. Lenten Worship, Wednesday at 7 p.m.,
preceded by a light supper at 6 p.m. All are invited. Altar Guild meets
Thursday at 9 a.m.; Mary-Martha Circle meets Thursday at 10 a.m. to work of
Easter baskets. No confirmation class today.

BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST "The church in .the wildwood" -
invites you to come worship and fellowship with us on Sundays and
Wednesday. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by Worship Ser-
vice at 11 a.m. Children's church begins at 11:30 a.m. Choir practice is on
Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. followed by the evening Worship Service at
6:00 p.m. A covered dish fellowship dinner is enjoyed on each first Sun-
day following the worship service. Wednesday Bible Study begins at 6:30
p.m. Black Creek UMC is located 5 miles east of Freeport, FL at 278 Memo-
rial Lane. Please call 835-1881 or 835-2521 for directions. Pastor Lavelle
Enterkin, (850-871-4142) and the congregation invite you to "come as you
are" with an expectant heart to receive a blessing.

EUCHEEANNA APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, 6068 CR 280E,
6.5 miles east of DeFuniak Springs, would love for you to come and expe-
rience true Pentecostal worship and anointed preaching! Sunday begins
with prayer at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, 10 a.m. Sunday evening begins
with prayer at 5:30 p.m. and then worship service at 6 p.m. Our Wednes-
day Midweek service begins with prayer at 6:30 p.m. and service at 7 p.m.
Pastor Gary Jones and the congregation extend a very warm welcome to
all. Come visit or make us your church home. For more information, prayer,
Bible studies, please call church 892-9338. We hope to see you soon!!
Come expecting a Holy ghost move! '

BEECH GROVE CHURCH OF GOD is located on 8474 County Hwy. 183
S. Come worship with us where Jesus is Lord. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
morning worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday night 5 p.m. and Wed. night prayer
meeting 6 p.m. Pastor is Gary Lee. Phone 836-4484.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of Highway
90 on Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy Head just before the Okaloosa
County line. Grace Community is a church committed to historical South-
ern Baptist principles and believes that the Church is called, not to reflect
its culture, but to shape it. We believe that faith must be lived as well.as
affirmed, therefore, right living derives from right believing. We hold to a
high view of Scripture believing the Bible as our final authority and that it
"stands in judgement of us, never do we stand in judgement of it." Sunday
morning worship begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School at 11:00 ahd
evening bible study at 6:00. Wednesday night prayer meeting at 6:30 If
you are tired of playing church, come help us shape the culture where
we are "learning God's will one verse at a time."

JESUS LOVES YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE ... SO DO WE at WESTSIDE
BAPTIST CHURCH, 295 Hwy. 331 N., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. 850-892-
7112. PASTOR: Randy Nelson 892-2721. Sunday School 9:45 AM, Church
11:00 AM, Sunday Evening 6:00 PM, Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM.

DAMASCUS PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES, 922 W. Bayloop Road, Freeport,
FL. Executive Pastor Charles Carlton Sr. Senior Pastor T.C. Moon. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday night service 7 p.m., Kids Power Hour 7 p.m., Youth 7 p.m.

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Pastor Keith Andrews and the con-
gregation of Glendale Presbyterian Church invite you to worship each Sun-
day morning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 fol-
lowed by a time of fellowship at 10:30. A Community Men's Bible Fellow-
ship meets in the church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
All men are invited. GPC is located on Hwy,. 83 about 9.5 miles north of
DeFuniak Springs. We are a church for today with historic roots. Find out
more on the web at www.glendalechurch.org. Call 859.0080 for more in-
formation.
Send Your
Church News and
E% ents to
P. O. Box 1546.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


Obituaries


Owl


Music
Bryan Music, 74, of Mossy
Head, FL, passed away
Thursday, March 3, 2005 in
Mossy Head. He was born
Jan. 2, 1931 in Rtina,
Croatia.
Music had lived in Mossy
Head for the past six years,
moving from Austin, TX.
He was Catholic by faith and
a member of St. Margaret's
of Scotland Catholic Church
in DeFuniak Springs, FL. He
was a veteran of the Korean
War and the Vietnam War
with two tours of duty in
Vietnam serving his country
in the United States Army
with over 20 years of service
before retiring as E-7ser-
geant. He also worked with
the Veterans Administration
as an administrative clerk for
over 15 years in Austin, TX,
before retiring with a total
service of over 40 years with
the United States govern-
ment.
Music was preceded in
death by his parents, one son,
Mark Music, and one daugh-
ter, Cindy Davis.
Music is survived by his
wife, Patricia I. Music, of
Mossy Head; one son, Bryan
Music Jr., of Austin, TX; two
daughters, Celiena Music
Webb and Helena Ramirez,
both of Austin. step-daugh-
ter, Theoetta Davis, of Aus-
tin, TX; three step-sons,
Curtis Paul Chancey, Jimmy
Lee'Chancey and Christo-
phhbner h-bne-- all of DeFu--
niak Springs; two brothers,
Sammy Miocic and Anta
Miocic, of Rtina, Croatia; one
sister, Monda Zekic, of Rtina,
Croatia; six grandchildren of
Austin, TX; five step- grand-
children in DeFuniak
Springs; eight great-grand-
children in Austin, TX. He
is also survived by one
brother-in-law and sister- in-
law, Myrlene and Bill
Barrett, of Garfield, TX; and
their daughter, Tammy, and
husband, Garold Williams, of
Georgia and their daughter,
Melissa. He is also survived
by numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, March 5, 2005 at
St. Margaret's of Scotlarid
Catholic Church in DeFu-
niak Springs, with Father
Richard Dawson officiating.
Burial followed in the


Magnolia Cemetery.
The Music family placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home to
handle the arrangements.

Evans
Helen Lois Hicks Evans,
93, who had been a resident
of Stanley House in DeFu-
niak Springs, FL for the past
two years, passed away early
Saturday morning at Stanley
House. She was born June
21, 1911 ip New York City,
the daughter of Robert
Emmett Hicks Sr. and Lois
Mae Hawley Hicks.
Mrs. Evans would visit the
DeFuniak Springs area when
she came from boarding
school to visit her father, who
had built a summer home
near Mossy Head. At her
sister's wedding in Florala,
AL, she met her future
husband, Hubert J. Evans.
After marriage she and her
husband owned Evans Fu-
neral Home in Florala. After
, her husband's death, she
moved to Fort Walton Beach
where she lived some thirty
years on Bay Drive at her
summer home until moving
to DeFuniak Springs to
Stanley House.
Among survivors are her
sons, Joe Evans and wife,
Betty, of Florala, Charles R.
(Dick) Evans and wife,
Penny, of Birmingham, and
Jerry Evans, of DeFuniak
Springs; her daughter, Dr.
Nancy E. Stroud and
husband, Larry, of Stone
Mountain, GA; her sister,
Margaret Savage, of Tucson,
AZ. Eight grandchildren, in-
cluding Jill Evans Stevenson
and husband, Dr. Chuck
Stevenson, of DeFuniak
Springs, and nine great-
grandchildren also survive.
Honorary pallbearer was
Seymour Gitenstein. Memo-
rials may be made in memory
ofHelen Evans to .Stanley
House Family Night Fun,
718 Walton Road, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.
Graveside services were
held Sunday, March 6, 2005,
in Florala Greenwood Cem-
etery, with Reverend Jimmy
Cook officiating.
Arrangements and services
were under the direction of
Joel Davis with Jerry Evans
of DeFuniak Springs.


Davidson
Clarence L. Davidson, 79,
of the New Harmony commu-
nity passed away Monday,
March 7 at his residence in
New Harmony. He was born
April 26, 1925 in Geneva
County, AL. He was the son
of Alonzo and Ida Singletary
Davidson.
Davidson had lived in New
Harmony since 1964 moving


Our Beliefs

By Dr. Charles Satterwhite
Pastor, Freeport UMC
Sponsored by T.P. Motors

What is a United Methodist?
United Methodists are the second largest Protestant de-
nomination in America. It is home to both President Bush,
Vice President Chaney, Senator Dole, and others, as well
as President Clinton's family when he was in the White
House. Methodists have played a significant role in shap-
ing our nation, and especially the Freeport area. Our
Church was known as the Methodist Church block. Our
Thrift Store was started by Methodists. Several of the
first public schools in America were started by Method-
ists. In addition, Universities, Seminaries, and colleges
were founded by Methodists.
United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of
the Christian faith. We are evangelical. We value the in-
tellect and modern science, while at the same time look-
ing to the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and
practice. Methodists have a passionate faith with strong
convictions. Methodist's are willing to ask questions,
wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and
compassion.
Methodists have been known for their emphasis on a
personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world.
They have historically valued well-informed and pas-
sionate preaching, worship that was lively, and small
groups where people could grow in faith.
Methodists have open hearts, and open minds--and
welcome anyone interested in learning more about the
Christian faith.
If you would like to know more about what it means
to follow Christ, please call 850-835-2261 and ask to
speak to the pastor or e-mail the church at
freeportumc@hotmail.com


from Pace, FL. He was As--
sembly of God by faith.and-a.
member of Liberty Assembly
of God Church.
Davidson was preceded in
death by his parents and one
son, Lowell Davidson.
Davidson is survived by.
his wife of 57 years, Doris 0.
Davidson, of New Harmony
Community; two sons,
Lonnie R. Davidson and Lyle
J. Davidson and wife,
Patricia, all of New Har-
mony; three brothers, Buel
J. Davidson and wife, Irene,
of Milton, FL, Hartley
Davidson and wife, Peggy, of
Houston, TX, and Aaron Hol-
land and wife, Robbie, of Or-
lando, FL; two sisters, Virlon
Diamond of Panama City, FL
and Ouida Coffey and hus-
band, Harvey, of New Har-
mony community; five grand-
children, Caleb Davidson and
wife, Jennifer;Casey David-
son, Jesse Davidson and wife,
Natasha, Jason Davidson
and Sara Lowey and hus-
band, Derek; three great
grandchildren, Gavin
Lowery, Raven Lowery and
Mitchell Davidson.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at
the Chapel of Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home, with Rever-
ends Jeff Cain and James
Campbell officiating.
Active pallbearers were
Caleb Davidson, Casey
Davidson, Jesse Davidson,
Jason Davidson, Derek
Lowery, Ronnie Shaw, and
Danny Shaw.
Burial followed in the New
Harmony Assembly of God
Cemetery.
The Davidson family
placed their confidence in
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
to haAdle the arrangements.

Cress
Densil B. Cress, 69, of De-
Funiak Springs passed away
Saturday, March 5, 2005, in
Healthmark Regional Medi-
cal Center. He was born June
16, 1935 in Masontown, WV,
the son of Denzil Howard
Cress and Virginia Harriett
Johnson Cress. After attend-
ing school, Cress joined the
United States Army and
served his country during the
Vietnam War as a medic.
Upon retiring from the
military, he came to this area
as direction of housekeeping
on Eglin AFB with National
Maintenance, Inc. He loved
the DeFuniak Springs area
and handmade his home here
for some fifteen years since
his retirement. Cress loved
fishing, especially in the
Gulf, and for the past few
years, he whiled away the
hours at the Amvets Club
with his buddies, drinking
coffee.
Among survivors are his
sons, William H. Cress, of
Baltimore, MD, Robert Allen
Cress and wife, Debra, of


Fredricksburg, VA; his sis-
ters, Jacqueline Wolfe, Sonja
Stimmell.and husband, Gay,
and Ellen Hussing. Also's.ur-
viving is the mother of his
children, Patsy Cress, of Ris-
ing Sun,' MD, and. his grand- '
daughter, Sarah 'Cress, .of
* Fredricksburg.
Cress will be buried at Mt.
Zion Cemetery in
Masontown, WV.
Arrangements and services
are under the direction of
Jerry Evans of DeFuniak
. Springs. -

SRobaina
.Frank Marco Robaina, 31,
of Merritt Island, FL, passed
away Saturday, Feb. 26,
2005, in Orlando, FL. He was
born. Oct. 7, 1973 in New Or-
leans, LA. He was the son of
Carlos E. and Vilma. S.
Robaina.
Robaina. had lived in
Merritt Island for the last
year having moved from New
Orleans, LA, where he was
born and raised. He was
Catholic by faith and a mem-
ber of Divine Mercy Catholic
Church, in Merritt Island.
Robaina enjoyed .salsa
dancing, bowling, and mak-
ing people laugh. He also en-
joyed music and art, and
loved cooking New Orleans
cuisine. He graduated from
Warren Easton High School
in New Orleans and attended
Delgado Community College
in New Orleans.
Robaina is survived by his
mother and father; two'
brothers, Carlos Robaina, of
Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and
Arian Robaina, of Home-
stead, FL; two sisters, Yanil
Martinez, of Santa Rosa
Beach, FL, and Elizabeth
Robaina, of Merritt Island.
He is also survived by nieces
and nephews, Yarenis ,
Carissa, and Gianna
Martinez, and Arian, Melari
and Yanni Robaina.
Funeral services were held
Friday, March 4, 2005, at St.
Rita Catholic Church, with
Father Tom Collins officiat-
ing.
Active pallbearers were
Carlos Robaina,,, Arian, .
RoibainaL, Mario ,Marti.r ez,
Amaury Rodriguez, Peter
Moon, and Joel Alonso.
Burial followed in the Gulf
Cemetery in Santa Rosa
Beach, FL.
The Robaina family placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Freeport Chapel Fu-
neral Home to handle the
arrangements.

Plate
Florence Emma Plate, 99,
of the New Harmony commu-
nity, passed away on March
2, 2005 at home in the pres-
ence of her family. She was
born in Money Creek, MN on
April 25, 1905, the second of
8 children to Frank and


In Loving Memory

James Richard Hayes

Nov. 27, 1964 March 6, 2004

"Richie"





















Rich had a zest for life that was intoxicating. His life
had great purpose, he knew how to live life fully, while at
the same time, never forgetting what is most important,
"He is a child of God" Rich left a legacy to all that knew
him; how to enjoy life, not take life too seriously, and how
wonderful to have God, family and friends in his life.
Our memories are of a very wonderful person that never
met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. If there
was any kindness he could do for anyone, he believed in
doing it now. He left a void that cannot be filled. We
miss him and look forward to our reunion in heaven. We
are thankful for the 39 years, three months and nine
days God loaned him to us.

We love and miss you
Dad, Mom, Lesia, Family and Friends


Lorinda Brabbit.
Plate married Arnold Plate
on'April 26, 1924 in Winrona,
MN. They lived in Minne-
sota, WI and Iowa before re-
tiring-to-Northwest Florida
in 1969.
Plate was predeceased by
''her husband, Arnold, daugh-
ter, Lois, son, James, and
granddaughter, Kathy. She is
survived by sons and daugh-
ter-in-laws, Robert' and
Carol, of New Harmony, and
William and Mavis of
Earlham, IA, as well as 16
grandchildren, 32 great-
grandchildren, 23 great-
great-grandchildren and her
sister, Cele O'Connor, of
Galesville, WI. Numerous
nephews and nieces also sur-
vive.
The Plates were charter
members of St'.. Paul
Lutheran Church in
Niceville, FL. She enjoyed
working in her yard, reading
and doing crochet work. She
made afghans and bed-
spreads for many members of
her family and friends. She
made dolls and anyone who
came to see her always left
with at least one doll. She
gave a number of dolls to hos-
pitals, nursing homes, and
the Children's Advocacy Cen-
ter. She delighted in the joy
people got from her gifts.
Memorial services for Flo-
rence Plate will be held at 11
a.m., March 12, 2005 at St.
Paul Lutheran Church in
Niceville, with Rev. John
Underdahl officiating.
Inurnment in the
columbarium will follow.
The family suggests in lieu
of flowers that donations be
made in memory of Florence
Plate to the Covenant Hos-
pice, 370 Redstone Avenue,
Crestview, FL 32536.


Sunday Morning Service
10:30 a.m.
Small Groups....9:00 a.m.


Barnes
Elizabeth Ann Manning
Barnes, 74, of Ponce de Leon,
FL, passed away Saturday,
SM-arch-_ 5, 2005, at
Chautauqua Rehabilitation
and Nursing Center in DeFu-
niak. Springs, FL: She was
born Jan. 9, 1930 in Ponce
de Leon. She was the daugh-
ter of Wendell and Maude
Cole Manning.
Barnes had lived most of
her life in Ponce de Leon. She
was Methodist by faith and
a member of the First Meth-
odist Church of Ponce de
Leon. She graduated from
Ponce de Leon High School in
1947. She was a very tal-
ented seamstress, talented,
artist, and was a very like-
able person. She received a
degree in cosmetology and
worked as a hairdresser for
several years. She was a
r member of the Homemakers
Club and Eastern Star in
Ponce de Leon.
Barnes was preceded in
death by her father and
mother, and her loving hus-
band, William D. Barnes.
, Barnes is survived by one
sister, Eileen Benefield, of
Birmingham, AL; lifelong
special friend and classmate,
Nettie Bell Powell, of DeFu-
niak Springs, and special
friends, Judy Andrews and
Roger White, both of Ponce
de Leon. She, is also survived
by several nieces and neph-
ews.
Graveside services were
held Tuesday, March 8, 2005,
at the New Ponce de Leon
Cemetery, with Rev. Henry
Moore officiating.
The Barnes family placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home to
handle the arrangements,


Monday
thru Wednesday
7:00 p.m.


In Loving M\emory
of mny husband,
A loving father and grandfather,
Willard Louis Carroll
8-20-39 3-11-03
also
My son, a loving brother and father.
Willard Junior (Runt) Carroll
8-22-79 3-11-03
always in our hearts.
We thought of you both
with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought of both of you yesterday,
And days before that too.
We think of ya'll in silence,
We often speak your names,
Now all we have is memories,
And pictures in our frames.
Your memories are our keepsakes
With which we will never part.
God has you both in his keeping,
We have ya'll in our hearts.
Gone but never forgotten,


We love you both always
Wife, Patricia
Daughter, Amie
Grandson, Joseph
Mom
Sister, Amie and
son, Joseph


K' __


Seek Him
While He May Be Found.


I)'
"~) ~*~! K


Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Church, DeFuniak Springs
892-3500


Revival Services
March 13th 16th


PAGE 8-B







THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


Eckert
Randy, Eckert, 60, of De-
Funiak Springs, FL passed
away Saturday, F.eb. 26,.
2005, in DeFuniak Sprifigs.
He was born Oct..31, 1944 in
Jefferson County, KY. He was
the son of Raymond and
Estelle Hamilton Eckert..
Eckert wa a resident of
DeFuniak Springs for the
past 20 years moving from
New Port Richey, FL. He
enjoyed working carpentry
and rebuilding cars, building
cars, building ships and he
also enjoyed playing pool and
darts.
Eckert was preceded in
.death by his father, mother
and grandmother.
Eckert is survived by his
wife of 26 years, Janice
Eckert, of DeFuniak
Springs; four daughters,
Christiana Eckert of DeFu-
niak Springs, DonnaYuellig,
of Indiana, Tina Edwards, of
Kentucky, and Penny
Ciambelli, of Kentucky; one
;son, Robert Williams, of
Tarpin Springs, FL; one sis-
ter, Sandy Sizemore, of Ken-
tucky; ten grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services were
'held Thursday, March 3,
2005 at the Chapel of Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home, with
Rev. Joel Glenn officiating.
Donations may be made to
Hospice of the Emerald Coast
or to the American Cancer
Society, 4 North East Jack-
son, Fort Walton Beach, FL
32548.
The Eckert family placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home to
handle the arrangements.

Campbell
Funeral services for
Alphonso Campbell, 78, of
Ponce de Leon, FL who
passed away February 26 at
his residence were held Sat-
urday, March 5, 2 p.m., at Mt.
Olive A.M.E. Church, Ponce
de Leon, with Rev. W.L.
Powell, Rev. Ralphael
Campbell and Presiding El-
der J.L. Byrd, officiating. In-
terment followed in the '
EtXchee Valley Cemetery
with Cooper Funeral Home of
Chipley directing.
Campbell was a native of
Ponce de Leon, veteran of the
U.S. Army, employed in Civil
Service food service before
retiring, and of the Method-
ist Faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Catherine Campbell, of
Ponce de Leon; children,
Bernice Nettles (Charles) of
DeFuniak Springs, FL,
Roland C. Campbell of WI,
Ronyon Campbell of Ever-
green, AL, and his wife,
Joyce, Reginald Campbell



Thank You
The family of Helen Hicks
Evans would like to thank
the medical profession of De-
Funiak Springs. Our mother/
grandmother was under the
care of the medical staff at
Healthmark Regional Medi-
cal Center, Walton County
Convalescent Center (now
known as Chautauqua Reha-
bilitation) and for the past
two years as a resident of
Stanley House.
In each facility the level of
care was superior. Our
mother/grandmother loved
Stanley House and her last
two years were filled with
delicious food, a clean,
healthy environment, care
and concern of all of the staff
from maintenance to man-
agement and a home-like
apartment where she could
enjoy her own furniture and
photos and personal keep-
sakes.
Oletta Ray and Dr. Reodica
and staff nursed our mother
until her last moments,
never tiring of our endless
requests and questions. Our


family extends a resounding
thank you to Joel Davis of
Jerry Evans for his care of
our mother/grandmother, for
taking care of her when we
could not.
DeFuniak Springs and
Walton County is fortunate
to have Healthmark Re-
gional Medical Center,
Chautauqua Rehabilitation
Stanley House and the fine
team of surgeons and nurs-
ing staff who care for us.
The Evans Family
Jerry Evans,
Dr. Chuck Stevenson (Jill)


and his wife, Lucille, "of
Pensacola, FL, Ralphael
Campbell and his wife,
Karen, of Tallahassee, FL,
-MSG Roderick Campbell and
his wife, Sonja, of U.S.Army,
Turkey, Russell D. Campbell
of Tocoma, WA, Melinda
Campbell and her husband,
Thomas, of Orlando, FL,
Ronetta E. Campbell and her
husband, Russell, of Talla-
hassee, FL, Alphonso
Campbell Jr.. and wife,
Carolyn, of Montgomery, AL,
Francean of OK, and Eloria
Ann of Atlanta, GA; sister,
Mrs. Mary Jane Andrews of
Ponce de Leon, and many
grandchildren, great-grand-
children, and other relatives
and friends.
Cooper Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.


Thomas at
Southwide
Southwide Baptist Church
in DeFuniak Springs, FL,
will .be hosting Trevor. Tho-
mas on March 13 at 6 p.m.
" Trevor Thomas ha$ a
unique ministry of humor,
mime and drama that makes
a tremendous impact on all
ages.


THOMAS


Church Events


PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH of DeFuniak
Springs kicks off their Spring Revival, March 13-16. Evan-
gelist Bill Bozeman will be delivering the message. The
church membership invite everyone to come and join us for
worship service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Come early at 9
a.m. for small groups.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church is located at 1015 Pleas-
ant Ridge Road, which is one mile south of Bob Sikes Road
and 2.5 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 331 S. For more informa-
tion, call 892-3500.

PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH of Holmes
County will have a sing, Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. The
guest group will be The End Time Gospel Singers from Geor-
gia.
Dale Paul, pastor, invites the public to attend.

REVIVAL DARLINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH will be
held March 13-16. Brother Mike Franklin from Conyers,
GA will be the speaker. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m.
and 5 p.m., Monday-Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. and there
will be special singing at each service.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY CHOIR pre-
sents One Had to Rise...His Passion, Our Promise, Sunday,
March 20, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of
DeFuniak Springs, located at the corner of, Live Oak, and
11th Street. For more information, call 892-2722.

THE SWEET JESUS SINGERS will be singing at Otter
Creek United Methodist Church Saturday, March 19, at 7
p.m. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de
Leon off Hwy. 81. Everyone is invited

INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH will be in revival
March 13 thru 16 with thi Rev. Howard Browning from'
Panama City. Sunday morning service'begins at 10:45 a.m.
Sunday night service is at 6 p.m. Monday through Wednes-
day services will be at 7 p.m. There will be special singing
each service featuring several local singing groups.
The church is located 4 1/2 miles south on CR-280A South
Second Street.
Pastor David Amason and congregation invite all to come
and enjoy this time of reviving our spiritual relationship
with God. Nursery will be provided.
THE HATCHER CEMETERY BOARD of Trustees is ac-
cepting donations for a fence fund to erect chain link fence
around the Hatcher Cemetery. Donations may be made to
the Hatcher Cemetery Fence Fund c/o Olive Watson, 1448
Co. Hwy. 83A West Freeport, FL 32439, or call (850) 835-
2674.


GOTAPROBLEM WITH LIFE? 12 steps to better living.
Presbyterian Church, Circle Drive on the lake, DeFuniak
Springs, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 7:00 p.m.

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH, LCMS, 90 Spires Lane
6A, in Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, extends a welcome to
all winter visitors to the area as well as to the community
with an expanded worship schedule. The two Sunday wor-
ship services will be at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Bible study
will be at 9:15 a.m.
Pastor Ray Angerman, associate minister at Good Shep-
herd Lutheran in Shalimar and mission developer at Hope
Lutheran, and Pastor Richard 0. Ziehr, will lead the wor-
ship on alternate Sundays. Pastor Ziehr will lead the Bible
study.
The 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bible study of the book of Revela-
tions is led by Pastor Angerman.
Starting on Tuesday, January 18, Pastor Angerman will
conduct a six-week class on the basics of Christianity. The
one-hour session is open to anyone interested in learning
more about the Christian faith. The class and all materials
are free. Baby-sitting will be provided if there is a need. For
information call 267-0322.

WHAT ON EARTH IS HAPPENING? "God knows He
wants you to know." Bible study-Revelation, open discus-
sion, beginning January 12, Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.
at Bethel Baptist Church. Call for further information or if
you need a ride to 834-6076 or 834-2234.

"LYDIA'S HOUSE OF HOPE," a ministry of the First
Baptist Church of Mossy Head, will temporarily discontinue
its monthly distribution of clothing, household goods, and
food. Assistance with food will still be available through the
church's food pantry on individual application and need.

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES beyond our control, Hope
Lutheran Church, after February 20, will no longer be hold-
ing worship services in the Gulf Place Conference Room.
Hope Lutheran Church, starting February 21, will have
its worship services and all other events in its church at 90
Spires Lane 6A in Gulf Place.
The current schedule is as follows: Sunday worship at 8
a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Coffee fellowship at 9 a.m., Sunday
Bible study at 9:15 a.m., Tuesday Bible study at 10 a.m.,
Wednesday Lenten worship on February 23, March 2, 9,
and 16 at 7 p.m.
Holy week worship will be on Maundy Thursday, March
24 at 7 p.m., Good Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 27 services will be, Sunrise wor-
ship on the beach at Ed Walline Beach Park at 6:30 a.m.,
worship at the church at 9 a.m.


WMS KEY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK for Feb. 15-21. These students were selected for
the extra effort they have shown. They were presented with special food coupons and a treat
-by Russell Hughes, WMSprincipal. Pictured (row 1, standing left to right), Principal Hughes,
Eric Anderson, Misty Curry, Kaylee Schipper, Crystal Guerra; (row 2, left to right) Kathryn
Foy, Robert Perry, Hillary Harper; (row 3, left to right) Brandon Foret, Michelle Dibble,
Cody Crew, Julie Wingate; (row 4, left to right) Jerrin Reed, Lindsey Post, Christa -Coone,
and Travis McHenry. Not pictured, Kenny Pollard.


WMS KEY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR FEB. 28-MAR. 4. These students were
selected for the extra effort they have shown. They were presented with special food coupons
and a treat by Russell Hughes, WMS principal. Pictured (row 1, standing left to right)
Principal Hughes, Devin Partridge, Luke Andrews, Zack Foreman, Michael Coon, Steven.-,
Myrick; (row 2, left to right) Korey Cole, Robert Wilkinson, Breekie HUzar-: '-.:., 3. 7...ftto
right) Gabriella Mendo2a,-Joey Doinirick, James Sydenstricker, ., a Fearer; (row 4,.,,
leftto right) Kelly Betts and Joan-Ann Wilson. Not pictured, Alex Hager and Seani Perdue.



Paxton National Honor

Society busy with public service


.The National Honor Soci-
ety at Paxton High School
has been very busy this year.
The NHS members deco-
rated the Paxton Town Hall
for the senior citizens in No-
vember.
In December, the members
started collecting needed
items for the "Forgotten Sol-
diers-Operation Gratitude"
campaign. Mr. Walker's sec-
ond-grade art class made
cards for the soldiers and
these cards were sent along
with the "goodies." The mem-
bers, along with volunteers
Maggie McKinley and Sara
Cook, brought enough items
to send five large boxes to our
troops in Iraq. The shipping
cost for sending the boxes
was donated by members of
Paxton High School's faculty
and staff. The NHS members
would like to thank everyone
who gave'a donation, espe-
cially Dorothy Daughtry and
Sue Alford for their generous
donations. Cheryl Evans,
Sara Cook, and Kerri Boyd
had the task of wrapping all
of the boxes for shipment.
NHS members also sent
emails to the soldiers.
'Candy-Grams' were sold in
February for Valentine's Day.
Money collected from this
project will benefit the
American Cancer Society.
This money will be given to
Barbara White's Relay for
Life team. White is an aide
at Paxton High School. Each
faculty and staff member at
Paxton High School received
a 'Candy-Gram' from the
National Honor Society.
NHS members are plan-
ning on selling plastic Easter
eggs filled with "goodies" be-
ginning on Monday, March
14, and ending on Friday,
March 25. Proceeds from this
project will be donated to the
Donald Hossack Memorial
Scholarship. This scholar-
ship will be given to a deserv-
ing senior on Senior Day.
Another service project-
that NHS members will be


doing in March is hiding Eas-
ter eggs for pre-kindergar-
ten, kindergarten, and first-
grade classes.
Members of the 2004-2005
National Honor Society are
officers, Troy Dupree-presi-
dent, Kerri Boyd-vice-presi-
dent, Hope Burgess-trea-
surer, and Katie Nolin, sec-
ret ary. Other NHS members
are, Kim Cook, Courtney
Davidson, Danny Walden,
Samantha Codney, Andreka


Thrash, Ben Thorn, Austin'
Garrett, Seth Neale,Amanda
Arnold, Sarah Dixon, Drew
Geoghagan, Josh Golden,
Allex McCormick, Breezy.
Zorn, Keosha Lynn, and
Christina Willis. The club
has been fortunate to have
Kalab Hoover, Sara, Cook,
and Maggie McKinley, who
have volunteered with the
service projects. Debra
Donaldson is the advisor for
the club.


OWC Deans & President's

list announced for Fall '04


Okaloosa-Walton College
recognized the superior scho-
lastic achievement of stu-
dents completing the fall
2004 term by naming them
to the President's List and'
Dean's List.
The President's List
names those students with
nine or more credits in the
term who made a grade point
average of 3.8 to 4.0 during
the semester. The Dean's List
names students with nine or
more credits in the term who
earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79.
President's List:
DeFuniak Springs: Sa-
rah Dolan, Andrew Green,
Elizabeth Ireton, Patricia
Jenks, John Keener, Kari
Kinkey, Christopher Lynn,
Colleen Meade-Hayslip,
Patricia Morris, Justin
Starnes, Kristen Tuggle and
Joanna Ward
Freeport: Kricia Close,
Kandace Kaminski, Denise
Mills, Michael Schweppe,
Toni Strang, Elena Trejo,
Erica Trejo and Tiffany
Watson
Ponce de Leon: Joy Crow
and Jesse Rushing
Santa Rosa Beach: Crystal
Hamon, Jennifer Perry,
Rachel Sprott and Nicole


Wilson
Westville: Kelly Hudson
Dean's List:
DeFuniak Springs:
Pamela Autrey, William
Boland, Crystal Braswell,
Jessica Burge, Br.uton
Campbell-Work, Melanie
Chamberlain, Christopher
Davenport, Ashley Earley,
Rachael Earley, William
Green, Jared Jenkins, Emily
Liming, Megan Mancil, Dusti
Mathews, Kenneth Melton,
Jr., Jessica Obermeyer, Rob-
ert Richardson, Beverly
Smith, Robert Stewart and
Lyndsey Wetterberg,
Freeport: Shannon
Hagen, Lyndsey Johnson,
Janelle King, Alice Lynn,
Shana Oliver, Elizabeth
Satterwhite, Jimmy Stewart
and Diana Strang
Brannon Remaklus, Rachel
Paxton: Steven Pepper
Ponce de Leon: Patricia
Coleman, Sarah Crow,
Rachel Crow, Julie
Krajewski, Brianna Miller,
Samantha Rushing
banta Rosa Beach:
Catherine Frappier and
Daniel Woodward
Westville: Christopher
Blalock, Steven Rathel and
Markus Roberts


PAGE 9-B






THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


SPORTS


Area softball/baseball scores


By CHUCK HINSON
Baseball
Walton 9, South Walton 2:
It was a neck-and-neck race
until the fifth and sixth in-
ning, when the Braves
knocked a total of six runs in
and took a comfortable lead
over intracounty rival South
Walton. The Braves led by
one run up until the fifth
inning with a score in the
third.
Jared Nelson was on the
mound for the Braves and
struck out nine, allowing
only two hits in six innings to
earn the win for the Braves.
Will Currid and Matt Car-
ter both had two hits for
Walton. Kendall May and
Phillip Kent added another
two RBIs.
South Walton was able to
get two runs in the top of the




FHSAA


new


districts


for area


first inning due to five Wal-
ton errors. But the first in-
ning scoring drive was the
only numbers that the
Seahawks got on the board.
Scores per inning:
SWHS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
WHS 2 0 1 0 3 3 X-9
Freeport 9, South Walton
6: Freeport's J.D. Davis led
the Bulldogs to their win.
with three RBIs and by going
3-for-4. He also had a very
impressive homerun as well.
A.J. Jackson was on the
mound for the Bulldogs and
pitched six innings. Drew
Farris hit the mound during
the sixth inning to get the
save for the Bulldogs.
Dustin Scott and Chad
Marse both had two hits for


Freeport and Scott had two
RBIs.
South Walton did score
three runs in the third inning
and three runs in the top .of
the seventh inning.
Scores per inning:
SWHS 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 6
FHS 4 3 0 1 0 1 x 9

Softball
Walton 2, Ponce de Leon 1:
Despite a very low-scoring
game, the Lady Braves were
able to hold on to the narrow
lead and win the game. The
Lady Pirates did not score,
until the top of the first in-
ning.
Chrisitie Wickersham got
the win for the Braves on the
mound when she went the
distance and completed all


Ain.


school


*(Includes all sports except
football)

Class 1A
.114 schools; student popu-
lation: 1-193
District 1
Central (Allentwn)
Gainer (Pensacola
East Hill (Pensacola)
Escambia Ch. (Gonzalez)
Laurel Hill
Paxton
Rocky Bayou (Niceville)
District 2
Bethlehem
Graceville
Grand Ridge
Malone
Poplar Springs
District 3
Apalchicola
Aucilla Christian
Carrabelle
FAMU (Tall)
John Paul II Catholic (Tall)
Munroe (Quincy)
District 4
Countryside Christian (Jax)
Eagle's View Academy (Jax)
First Coach Christian (Jax)
Orange Park
Potter's House (Jax)
Rock (Gainesville)
St. Francis (Gainesville)
Shekinah Christian (Jax)
Class 2A
* 76 schools; student popula-
tion: 194-453
District 1
Baker
Jay
Freeport
Pensacola Christian
District 2
Bozeman (Southport)
Cottondale
Ponce de Leon
Vernon
District 3
Altha
Blountstown
Sneads
District 4
Liberty County (Bristol)
Port St. Joe
West Gadsden (Greensboro)
Wewahichka

Class 3A
* 76 schools; student popula-
tion: 454-1038
District 1
Northview (Bratt)
Pensacola Catholic
South Walton
Walton
District 2
Chipley
Holmes County
Marianna
District 3
FSU (Tall)
Episcopal (Jax)
Ribault (Jax)
Trinity Christian (Jax)
West Nassua (Callahan)


Photo by CHUCK HINSON
WALTON'S JASON BRYAN waits for the perfect pitch and
then lets one rip across center field. The Braves went on to win
the intracounty rivalry between South Walton, 9-2.


Walton High Cheerleading Tryouts

Walton High School will be conducting cheerleading
tryouts for the 2005-2006 school year the week of March


seven inning. She struck out 21-25. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on
14. March 21 at 6:30 p.m. 'in the WHS auditorium. If par-
"Jana Ramsey and Tiffany ents are unable to attend at this time, they must meet
Stanley both had triples in with Ms. Bludworth before their child is allowed to par-
the second inning for the ticipate. Tryout material will be taught March 22, 23,
Lady Braves. That was also and 25, with actual tryouts starting at 2:30 p.m. Any
the only inning that Walton student interested in tryouts must have a physical to
brought in two runs. participate.
Scores per inning: For additional information, contact Capri Bludworth
PdL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 at (850) 892-1270.
WHS 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 2



Braves season ends at 22-7


By CHUCK HINSON .
It was a good run for Wal-
ton head coach Jerry Hester
and the Walton High School
Braves boys basketball team
as they completed their sea-
son against Jacksonville
Ribault and ended one of the
most impressive winning
streaks in the school's his-
tory. Walton fell to fourth-
ranked Jax Ribault on
March 1 in the Class 3A re-
gional semifinals in Jackson-
ville.
The Braves only trailed 25-
21 in at the halftime mark
despite missing some easy
shots, according to Hester.
One of the biggest prob-
lems that the Braves ran into
was when 6-foot-6 Walton
junior and one of the team's
leading scorer, Darryl
McGhee, got in foul trouble
early in the game and played
only about four minutes in to
the first period.
After McGhee was taken
out of the game, Jax Ribalut
began to pound the Braves on
the two-point shots.
Hester said that the
Ribault team had a very dif-
ferent style and that the
teamnhadc trouble adjusting
to"'th changege" Despite' t'e
loss, the Braves made their
first visit to the play-offs
since the 2000 season.
Ashton Campbell led the


scoring drive for the Braves
with 22 points. Kenny
Walker added another 11.
Other Walton scorers in-
cluded Darryl McGhee with
6 points; Jay Leonard, 3; and


Dustin Cosson and Donovan
Washington with 2 points
each.
Scores per period:
WHS 11 10 7 18- 46
RHS 10 15 10 21 56
/'


.... ......." .. .,Pho by IHUCK H -Il W O
"ASHTO'N 'A.PBE[L VAIT'1f or l right moment to
make his move and sink another two-point siot'in the basket
and add to his game-high score of 22 points. The Braves fell
to Jacksonville Ribault in the Class 3A regional semifinals,
56-46.


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2005 East Panhandle Regional Science Fair
Walton District Winners


WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL: (left to right, back row) Jasmine Dorsey junior botany,
second place; Kyla Wilkinson, third place junior behavioral sciences; Abby DeRycke two
special awards, Playground Amateur Radio Club and Mohammed-Osman-Kahn Achieve-
ment Award; Ranisha Chamberlain two special awards, American Association of Univer-
sity Women, third place and Discovery Young Scientis Challenge, and junior botany, first
place; Russell Hughes, WMS principal; (left to right, front row) Paige Morse, Cooper
Armstong, and Jeremy Lasso special award winners, Mohammed-Osaman-Kahn Achieve-
Sment Award, and Brandon Turner Jacob Sverdrup Concept Award.


,,' 4
CONTESTANTS (left to right front row) Alex Buehrig, Dan Buehrig, Fleetwood Covington,
Hunter Woodruff, Jordan Bell, Joe Serrato, Kyle Stamps and Teddy Perkins; (back row)
Nick Allen, Zack Blankenbaker, Rill Banks, Travis Whitehead and Aubrey Jordan. Not
pictured: Ryan Davison, Paul Doudna, Buck Jackson, Patrick Lane, and Bobby Webb.


'Sir Seahawk' pageant


Contestants in the first
"Sir Seahawk" pageant at
South Walton High School
contemplate their place in
history as preparations for
the much-anticipated contest
begin.


"Sir Seahawk" will be
crowned on Thursday, March
10 at 7 p.m. Guys will com-'
pete in formal wear, casual
wear and interview catego-
ries. The audience will vote
for their favorite contestant


who will be named "Mr.
Popularity".
Admission is $5/person.
Proceeds will benefit the
South Walton High School
yearbook, the Aerie.


Computer class for beginners

planned at OW Niceville campus


An introductory computer
course will be offered March
S14 to April 25 on Mondays
from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the

Pilot Club host
.,Steak dinner
: eThe Pilot Club of DeFuniak
Springs will have a steak din-
ner on Friday, March 11, at
r_..1 Thriftway Supermarket.
a -Deliveries will be available
h in for orders of four or more.
Please call 892-8120 or 892-
S NA 8121 for more information.'
I I The cost is $7 andall pro-
------....... ceeds will go towards the
Maude Saunders Scholar-
WALTON HIGH SCHOOL: (left to right) Joey Lawson special award, Emerald Coast ship Fund for the Walton
Society; Mike Davis, WHS principal; Matthew Richardson special awards, United States County Anchors.
Army, North American Butterfly Association Choctaw Chapter, Okaloosa Walton College
two-year scholarship, alternate to the 2005 Intel International Science and Engineering
Fair in, Phoenix, AZ in May. auLd nominated to present a speechlas part of the Jason Collo- ..
quium (thiseent honors students who have brought honor to the state of Florida) during ;
:-the opening ceremonies of the 2005 FL State Science and Engineering Fair.
. Matthew Richardson, senior WHS, and Ranisha Chamberlain, eighth grade WMS, were
both invited to compete in the 2005 FL State Science and Engineering Fair in Orlando, FL
in April.

Zorn selected to attend conference


Okaloosa-Walton College
Niceville Campus. The non-
credit class is designed for
those who have no or very
limited computer experience
and will provide basic knowl-
edge and hands-on learning.
Participants will learn how
to create a letter and address
books, be introduced to the
Internet and develop basic


word processing skills includ-
ing use of word art, clip art,
and the creation of charts
and graphs.
For information contact
the OWC Continuing Educa-
tion at 729-6084 or enroll at
any OWC location until the
first class session, space per-
mitting. Enroll for XPT 4000-
40998. There is a $50 fee.


CANINE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION invite ev-
eryone with internet access to view their new website
www.canine-rescue.com. Dogs and puppies are available for
adoption. Download an application, enjoy the photos of the
alumni page and read all about Canine Rescue and Reha-
bilitation.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help with story time
at the library. Call 892-3624 for more information.


Reid Zorn, a student at
Walton High School, has
been selected to attend Lead,
America's 2005 Congres-
sional Student Leadership
Conference in CSI: Forensic
Science in Miami, FL. The
CSLC is a college-accredited
invitational leadership pro-
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ented and promising young
leaders. Exceptional high
school students who have a
record of academic achieve-
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community involvement, are
invited to participate from
across the United States and
internationally.
Students choose from sev-
eral academic areas includ-
ing Government & Politics,
Engineering, Science & Ro-
botics, Global Business &
Entrepreneurship, Intelli-
gence, Diplomacy & National
Security, Junior War College,
Crime Scene Investigation,
Law & Trial Advocacy, and
Medicine & Healthcare.
Through briefings and dis-
cussions with national and
international leaders in the
fields of study, and through
realistic, hands-on simula-
tions, students have the
unique opportunity to expe-
rience leadership in action
and to learn first-hand about
the complexities of decision-
making in a chosen field or
'profession.
"They'll develop confidence
and maturity while gaining
skills that will help them
achieve success in college and
life. The CSLC commits itself
to providing youth with un-
paralleled opportunities for
personal growth, leadership
and .educational advance-
ment," says Dr. Gilbert Mor-
ris, Director of Faculty Devel-
opment. "Leadership is not
just for those in our govern-
ment and businesses," says
Chris M. Salamone, Esq.,
;! Founder and Executive Di-
rector of the CSLC. "Leader-
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people in their homes, their


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to improve the world around
them."
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the road toward a successful
and rewarding life of leader-
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


This Week's Schedule:


Walton County Press Club All-Area Girls Basketball Team awards


Wednesday, Mar 9
PDL Girls

Thursday. Mar 10
Chipley Boys*
P.C. Arnold Boys
West Florida Tech*
Pleasant Homes

Friday, Mar 11
Paxton Boys
Laurel Hill Girls
Holmes Co. Boys*
PDL Boys*
South Walton Girls*
Walton Girls

Saturday, Mar 12
Rocky Bayou Boys

Monday, Mar 14
Rocky Bayou
Paxton Boys
Laurel Hill Girls*

Tuesday, Mar 15
Freeport Boys*
Freeport Girls*
Marianna Boys*
PDL Boys*


@ Cottondale 3 p.m.


Freeport
PDL
Walton Girls
Paxton Boys


Escambia Ch.
Freeport
South Walton
Chipley
Cottondale
Paxton


3 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.


3 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Breezy Zorn Paxton.


FIRST TEAM
Breezy Zorn
Lacey Griffin
Tareisa Reese
Ashlee Stephens
Mary Howes
SECOND TEAM
Nikole Hamilton
Catherine Tinsley
Shereka Bramlet


Paxton
PDL
Paxton
South Walton
PDL

PDL
PDL
Freeport


Maggie Wright
Holly Watson


Sophomore
Sophomore
Sophomore
Junior
Freshman

Senior
Junior
Freshman


PDL
Walton


Freshman
Senior


HONORABLE MENTION: Nicole Dykes, Coral Hollarid-
Freeport. Maryllyn Gilbert, Courtney Davidson, Jessica
Fink, Allex McCormick- Paxton. Taylor Griffith, Samantha
Jones- South Walton.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Margaret Yates Walton
SIXTH WOMAN AWARD: Maryllyn Gilbert Paxton
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim Alford PDL


3~r~


South Walton 3 p.m.


Freeport Boys
PDL
Paxton


3 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.r


South Walton 4 p.m.
South Walton 5 p.m.
Walton 6 p.m.
Vernon 6 p.m.


m.



(DH)




"L 4"


Last Week's Baseball/Softball Results:


9 South Walton


9 South Walton


2 PDL


19 South Walton
19 South Walton
7 Freeport
6 Port St. Joe
';South Walton
2 PDL
12 PDL Girls


13 Altha
15 Freeport Girls


3
8
4
4

1
4


FINAL BOYS BASKETBALL STATS


Scoring
Name
Kirk Sebastian
Tyler Hammond
Austin Garrett
Howard Dawson
Ashton Campbell
Kevin Tolson
Devin Locke
Zach Chamblee
Darryl McGhee
Hunter Woodruff


School GP
PAX 24
PDL 29
PAX 26
FRE 26
WAL 29
FRE 26
PDL 27
FRE 26
WAL 29
SW 23


PTS
383
450
402
395
417
364
362
348
381
301


Free Throw Shooting (Min. 52 Att.)
Name School FT/FTA
Jordy Currid PAX 56\77
Austin Garrett PAX 70\103
Kemp Caudill FRE 42\62
Will Scott PDL 62\92
Devin Locke PDL 55\82
Ashton Campbell WAL 67\101
Corry Manning SW 44\67
Kenny Walker WAL 42\64
Kevin Tolson FRE 100\157
Gavin Meredith SW 47\74

TEAM RECORDS
WALTON 22-7
PDL 21-9
PAXTON 17-10
FREEPORT 14-12
S. WALTON 9-19
TEAM SCORING: OFFENSE
PDL 61.7 PPG
PAXTON 60.5
FREEPORT 59.4
WALTON 55.4
S. WALTON 47.0
TEAM SCORING: DEFENSE
WALTON 47.8 PPG
S. WALTON 49.9
PAXTON 54.0
PDL 55.0
FREEPORT 57.8


AVG
16.0
15.5
15.5
15.2
14.4
14.0
13.4
13.4
13.1
13.1


FT%
73
68
68
67
67
66
66
66
64
64


Ponce de

Leon

Pirates

fall in

region final


Monday, Feb 28
Walton Boys

Tuesday. Mar 1
Freeport Boys

Wednesday, Mar 2
Walton Girls

Friday, Mar 4
Walton Girls
Walton Girls
Holmes Co. Girls
Freeport Girls
B aker Boyse y'"
Paxton Boys
Cottondale a

Saturday, Mar 5
Freeport Girls
Wewahitchka


dialing the digits 8-0-0 to initiate a call insures
)le are the digits 9-1-1, which when dialed,
agency services operator. Other three-digit
orida to provide a range of services. Those
below.

state, which, like the 211 code, is not in
use statewide. In parts of Florida where
the code is in use mostly major markets
callers can receive travel information.


611 This code is assigned
to local phone companies to
provide customers access to
telephone repair services.

711 This number is used to
gain access to the Florida Tele-
communications Relay Service.


Y I This system, created by the Leg-
islature in 1991, provides access
to the telecommunications network for
individuals with speech, hearing or dual
sensory disabilities.

O NE 811 The 811 code cur-
rently provides access to
CALL. the business offices of the
local service company, but this may
change in the next few years. Through
the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of
2002, Congress mandated the establish-
ment of a three-digit nationwide toll-free
number for states to use for a one-call
notification system. An advisory group to
the Federal Communications Commission
has recommended the use of 811.


0O911 Probably the most rec-
ognized of the three-digit.
codes, 911 is for emergency
services only.


Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida Public
Service Commission. The PSC sets the rates regulated
utility companies charge for natural gas, electric and,
telephone service within the state. In 36 counties, it'
sets the price you pay for the water you drink, if your
water company is privately owned.


By PATRICK CASEY
The Ponce de Leon Pirates Virtually every telephone user knows that d
boys basketball team could a toll-free phone call. Equally recognizal
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effort by the Tallahassee codes are used in many communities in Fl
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fell 48-33 in the Region 1,
Class 2A championship
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vanced to the third round by and referral services are
beating North Florida Chris- provided via this code in
tian 58-52, could not work the prove vi tis cod i.
same magic on their .second some communities in Florida.
trip to Tallahassee in less Potential users should inquire
than a week. i locally or, alternatively, can
Devin Locke was the lone check http://flairs.org/florida211network
player to reach double-figures
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three of the four quarters and Care Administration. There are 11 active
used their solid team play to 211 regional and local call centers serving
build a rebounding advan-
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ers hold a 19-15 lead at half- services to 75 percent of the state's popu-
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key shots when they needed for. non-emergency police
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Michael Burchfield scoredl7 access to local law enforcement in
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ture the second round con- emergency numbers are overloaded.
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season with a 21-9 record and rectory assistance. At one time,
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PDL in the boys basketball c
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Pirates, who had seven se- their calling plan charges for this service.
niors on this year's team, will
stay in District 2, Class 2A 511 The Florida Depart-
next season, but will have
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school year. Cottondale, Ver- implements and adminis-
non, and Panama City ters the 511 service in the
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foes for the next four years.


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' 6TH GRADE: (left to right), first runner-up Hillary Harper,
:M ss Warrior Liza Ingram, and second runner-up Ashlyn
SEncardes.


7TH GRADE: (left tb right), second runner-up Kyla
Wilkinson, Miss Warrior -Alexis Santos, and first runner-up
- Julisa Graham.


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8STH GRADE: (left to right), second runner-up Chelsey
Oldfield, Miss Warrior Nyssa Williams, and first runner-
up Amanda Neenan.


Walton Middle

School announces

winners for Miss

Warrior Pageant


The 12th annual Walton
Middle School Miss Warrior
Pageant was held in the
WMS gym Friday evening,
Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. The pag-
eant began with a parade of
contestants from the sixth,
seventh and eight grades.
Following the intermission,


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finalist were selected .from
each grade level. Each final-
ist then answered an on-
stage question before the
judges made their finaFldeci-
sion. Three lovely y,,unig l,-
dies were selected as second
runner-up, first runner-up
and Miss Warrior from each
grade level.


School students experience

Civil War at the Lakeyard


: Walton Middle Sch.o.ol
e.ighth-grade students en-
joyed a day out of the class-
room on Friday, Feb. 25.
They were taken back to the
1860s and found themselves
in the middle of a Civil War
encampment. Students from
Jodi Howell and Jason
Campbell's eight-grade
American History classes
were allowed to interact with
the Civil War presentation
presented by the Chautauqua
Assembly in the Lakeyard.


Students were amazed at
the actual surgical tools and
macabre manner in which
soldiers were treated medi-
cally. The students enjoyed
listening to the roles women
portrayed during the war, the
types of food eaten, and how
the makeshift tents were a
home away from home. The
presenters also entertained
with lively folk tales of the
time period.
The students recently re-
searched actual Civil War life


and were required to write a
"letter home" portraying
themselves as a soldier,
nurse, spy, etc. The students
were especially excited to
compare their letters with
actual camp life.

The most exciting part of
the presentation came with a
loud thundering noise, as
most of historic downtown
DeFuniak Springs surely
heard. The presenters fired
the artillery across the lake.


By CHUCK HINSON
Baseball, football, basket-
ball, hockey and even horse
racing uses it, so why can't
the NCAA? That question
might just be answered dur-
mg next year's SEC football
season.
The Southeastern Confer-
ence will use instant replay
on an experimental basis
during the upcoming 2005
season. University presi-
dents and chancellors in the
conference approved the
change last Thursday after
athletic directors voted for


the change one day earlier.
Details of the league's in-
stant replay plan will be de-
cided at the upcoming SEC
spring meetings to be held in
Destin, May 31-June 3.
The experimental try-out
of the instant replay has been
encouraged by board mem-
bers and endorsed by the
NCAA. The Big Ten Confer-
ence was the first to try the
instant replay during the
2004 season.
SEC Commissioner Mike
Slive expects the conference


to use the system similar to
what the Big 10 used last
year, complete with officials
in a booth determining which
plays to review, and not the
coaches or officials on the
field.

In the case of the Big Ten,
replay was used in 28 of the
57 various games last sea-
son. Of the 43 calls ques-
tioned, 21 were overturned.
Guidelines and a decision
ahout the proposed instant
replay use will be decided by
early summer.


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4410 US HWY 90 W
892-4670


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PERSONAL INJURY

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S 179 N. 9TH STREET, STE. 1
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433
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CIVIL MATTERS PROBATE
"The hiring of a lawyer is an important
decision that should not be based
solely upon advertisements. Before you
decide, ask me to send you free written
information about my qualifications
and experience."


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1133 HWY 90W' DFS
DEWITT BRYAN 892-7148

T.P. MOTOR COMPANY -
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YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR LIKE
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442 CTY HWY 1087
MOSSY HEAD 850-892-3256


TONY'S PAINT& BODY
LIFETIME GUARANTEE ON
BODY WORK 892-0313

NATIONAL TIRE BROKERS
829 HWY. 20 WEST
892-5191

ROCKMAN'S AUTO CENTER
WRECKER SERVICE
BEHIND SUBWAY 892-5015


RANDEL'S BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS
892-1011 (PDI 1.05)


KEN'S CUSTOM BUILT
OUTSIDE STRUCTURES
Cell 978-2109 Ph. (850) 892-3290

CUSTOM BUILT BARNS & SHEDS
SERVING WALTON COUNTY
CALL KEITH 850-548-4762


CARROLL'S HAIR CARE
3841 HWY. 83 N., DFS .
892-9431 892-3972 CTFN

EXPERT COLOR/WEAVE HILIGHTS
TO LOOK YOUR BEST
CALL, MYRNAAT
SANDRA'S HAIR SALON
104 N. 9TH ST DEFI'NIAK SPRifrI,.
b'. 892-3207


NEW & USED BOOKS TRADE-INS
DOWNTOWN ON BALDWIN & 6TH
M-SAT. 10-5, 892-3119


Keith's Backhoe & Bushhogging Service,
Land Clearing, Stump Removal, Spread
Dirt, Reasonable Rates 892-4302

BUSHHOGGING
BY THE HOUR OR BY THE JOB.
836-4525 (2.10-iTP)


By Art. KITCHEN CABINET, RESTORE,
REFINISH, NEW DOORS, REFACING,
ANTIQUE FIN. CALL 892-7748 (2-28.05)


HICK'S CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623


NEW LOOK CLEANING COMPANY
JOHN & TOBY STONE, OWNERS
LIC. FREE EST. 892-4573 OR 259-5856


OKALOOSA WALTON CHILD CARE
HRS & UNITED WAY
892-8560


COMPUTER REPAIR
I FIX COMPUTERS, INC.
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
892-0977


CROSSFIRE CONSTRUCTION
NEW CONST., ADDITIONS, REMODEL,
ELEC., PAINTING, DECKS, DOCKS, VINYL
LIC #RG0066812 INS. (850) 748-1697

Construction WE SPECIALIZE IN
SMALLER JOBS. HAULING, BACKHOE
WORK, DRIVES. ETC. LAWRENCE & SON
892-3873

DONEL DAVIDSON CONSTRUCTION
CUSTOM HOMES REMODEL ELEC.
& PLUMBING. LIC. INS. RD0048939
(850) 834-2017 (ctfn)


B&B EQUIPMENT RENTALS
HWY. 331 S. FREEPORT
835-4500


K B GOLF CARS BRINGS YOU SALES,
SERVICE AND ACCESSORIES TOiTHE
WALTON COUNTY & SURROUNDING
AREA. ALL MAKES & MODELS OVER
15 YEARS EXP. PICK UP & DEL.
AVAILABLE. 850-974-0312


ODD JOBS, NONE TOO SMALL,
INSIDE & OUT. LICENSED & INSURED
850-836-4426 (ctfn)


NATURE'S HEALTH FOOD STORE
756-C BALDWIN AVENUE
892-2356


STAN'S HOME REPAIR
REPAIRS A-Z NO JOBS TOO SMALL
REASONABLE RATES FREE EST.
INSURED. CELL: 850-496-8181
HOME: 9580-892-9357 (TFN)
Custom Residential Improvements &
Handyman Service.
BENCHMARK CONST. 892-0329
P PATRIOT HOME REPAIRS & FINISH
CAPENTRY, REPLACEMENTS, SMALL
CONCRETE WORK. INSURED.
REASONABLE RATES/FREE
ESTIMATES. TOM 850-585-5489,
18 YEARS EXPERIENCE.


JOHN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS LLC
LIC. & INS. FREE ESTIMATES
865-0924


DIAL UP & BROADBAND
I FIX COMPUTERS
892-0977


RODNEY'S LAWN SERVICE
PRESSURE WASH FREE ESTIMATE
REASONABLE RATES 974-6972

JOHNSON LAWN SERVICE
GENERAL CLEAN UP/REASONABLE
RATES. 850)834-2200


SUNBELT CREDIT
LOANS FOR ANY REASON
850-892-9504 (CTFN)


SOUTHERN HOMES INC.
MOSSY HEAD, FL
(850) 892-2232


STORE-RITE STORAGE
NORTH OF TOM THUMB HWY. 83
892-3334 OR 7100


SURE-LOCK STORAGE
OPEN STORAGE FOR RV & BOAT
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
3734 US HWY 331 S (850) 892-6170
THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE
HWY. 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (CTFN)
GANDY'S STORAGE
331 S. WOODLAWN
892-0528
A-1 MINI STORAGE
1154 US HWY 90 W
DFS (850) 892-4677 (CTFN)
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850-305-0975 AND 850-892-0577


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EYEBROW WAXING/PEDICURE CHAIR
931 US HWY 331 (850) 892-0466
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1027 S.19TH STREET
892-9776


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SERVING SOUTH WALTON COUNTY
18 YEARS EXP., LIC. & INSURED



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HWY. 331 S., FREEPORT
835-4766

NORTH WALTON PHYSICAL THERAPY
JESSICA MONTELEONE, RPT
951-2244


HUNGRY HOWIE'S PIZZA & SUBS
WALTON PLAZA
WE DELIVER 951-0484


JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


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STATE CERTIFIED #CFC026554
PLUMBING FOR NEW
CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
(850) 951-1118

PRATT PLUMBING CO.
SERVICE, REPAIR &
NEW CONSTRUCTION
RF0067071 836-5444


HALLMARK PORTABLE BUILDINGS
HWY 90 PONCE DE LEON 4
(850) 836-4545/4455


PRESSURE WASHING, HOUSES,
CONCRETE, ROOFS, NO JOB TOO
SMALL. EXP., LICENSED & INSURED
FREE ESTIMATES (850) 836-4426


DOWDLE GAS & APPLIANCE CENTER
2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU.
FREEPORT 835-2749/DFS 892-7055


SUNSET KING LAKE RESORT
SHORT& LONG TERM
FULL KITCHENS 892-7229


SOUTHERN ROOFING
ALL TYPES RE-ROOFS & REPAIRS
LIC. #RC0056527 956-4325


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REPAIRS'TUNE-UPS*OVERHAUES
FREE Pickup & Delivery 850-892-7887


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BUCKET TRUCK & INSURED,
FIREWOOD FOR SALE 850-892-6440

McDONALD TREE SERVICE
BUCKET TRUCK & STUMP GRINDER
FULLY LICENSED & INSURED
850-892-7380. THANK YOU DEFUNIAK
& SURROUNDING AREAS FOR:
26 YEARS OF SUPPORT. :

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WORK, LAND CLEARING, FIREWOOD
DELIVERY. :REE ESTIMATES & FULLY
INSURED. -5', EARS E *PERIElCE IN
ALL KINDS OF TREE WORK.
850-892-4327

DOUGS TREE & REPAIR OF ALL
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ROOMS, FREE EST., REFERENCES
892-4006, 585-4715


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BUYING CANS, COPPER & ALUMINUM
HWY. 90 W.* 892-0123


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67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.
835-3356

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Fresh Frozen Catfish


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Biscuits 9.5 oz.


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3/$200


Tropicana Premium
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Breakstone Sour
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Hood Cottage'
Cheese 16 oz. ea. 49


Fillets.................................... lb. $359
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$ Beef.59
B eef ....................................... lb.


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HyTop Grape

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Noodles .............s8oz. 2/$1

Hytop 18 Inches


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Tide

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Gain

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S.W. Fire District sets emergency dispatch goals


By DOTTY NIST
A meeting to discuss how
:combined county and South
Walton Fire District emer-
gency dispatch is working
ended in ambitious new goals
being set by district fire com-
missioners.
The March 7 South Walton
Fire 'District (SWFD) board
.meeting with Ed Baltzley,
Walton County emergency
,operations chief, was harmo-
nious. Teamwork between
:the combined county and fire
district dispatch staffs was
emphasized by Baltzley and
the SWFD commissioners
*and officials. The.two dis-
:patch staffs both work in the
:county Emergency Opera-
'tions Center (EOC) in adjoin-
*ing rooms.
"It ain't 'us and them,' it's
'us,"' Baltzley remarked.
The meeting evidenced the
fire commissioners' satisfac-
tion with their decision last
fall to hire dispatchers to deal
with 911 calls for fire and
medical emergencies south of
the bay plus dispatching for
the AirHeart air ambulances.


They had seen the move as
mutually beneficial for the
fire district and for the
county, since such calls
amounted to approximately
50 percent of all 911 calls in
a very busy department.
Prior to the fire district pro-
viding its own dispatch staff,
county dispatchers had been
responsible for dispatching to
Walton County's dozen fire
departments on top of that 50
percent.
How was the combined op-
eration working? With some
exceptions such as personal-
ity. conflicts, work load and
stress, well, but not as well
as all had hoped.
The idea had been that,
once a call appeared on a
county dispatcher's screen
that should be responded to
by the fire district, a button
would be pushed to transfer
that call to a SWFD dis-
patcher, thus relieving the
first dispatcher to turn their
attention to north-of-the-Bay
emergencies.
Due to either a software or
hardware glitch, the push-


button idea did not become a
reality. County dispatchers
have not been able to trans-
fer calls within the building
to their fire district counter-
parts. They must remain on
the line while SWFD dis-
patchers "barge in" to handle
the emergency. (The call will
be "lost" if the first dispatcher
hangs up or places it on hold.)
Ironically, transferring
calls to agencies located out-
side the EOC building, for
example law enforcement
calls to Sheriffs Office dis-
patchers, has not been a
problem.
"Tying up two dispatchers
on the same call is not help-
ing," observed SWFD Chief
Les Hallman.
Hallman suggested re-
searching software to allow
the SWFD dispatchers to
serve as primary responders
for all emergency calls origi-
nating south of the Bay, thus
eliminating the need to
transfer calls. Since the
SWFD handles both fire and
medical emergency response
south of the bay, the only


calls that would need to be
transferred would be law en-
forcement calls for south-of-
the-bay incidents.
Research had just begun on
what it would cost to put this
measure in place. Baltzley
said he would support the
fire district in this effort but
that the ultimate decision
would be that of the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners. The SWFD
fire commissioners were in
agreement with that assess-
ment.
"We want to solve this
problem," said SWFD Chair
Maurice Gilbert.
"This is one of the most
important issues for public
safety that we know of," he
added.
While overcoming the soft-
ware or hardware glitch
poses an "immediate con-
cern,": SWFD Chief Les
Hallman commented that
next on the horizon might be
consideration of setting up a
separate facility for the
SWFD dispatch staff south of
the bay.


TWO MEMBERS of the dispatch team at the Emergency
Operations Center are Kristin Lehr and Michelle Gatlin. The
two ladies are employed by the South Walton Fire District.


Hallman noted that team-
work would continue to be
emphasized between the two
dispatch groups and pointed
to the advantage of two facili-
ties in case of any type of
problem with either.
As a location the fire com-
missioners discussed con-
structing a facility to the rear
of the SWFD CR-393 head-
quarters. Needed office and


administrative space could
possibly be added along with
a dispatch center, they noted.

A motion to work toward
eliminating the immediate
dispatch inefficiency problem
and then toward a new sepa-
rate dispatch facility south of
the bay carried unanimously.
Contact Dotty Nist at
dotty@defuniakherald.com.


Prop osed ordinances need more work


By TIANA LARSEN
The Board of County Com-
missioners (BCC) sent two
proposed land development
code changes back to the
drawing board after discus-
sion and public comment at


their March 1 land use meet-
ing.
A draft ordinance amend-
ing the code to add subcat-
egories to the infill land use
district has been in the work
for sometime, but commis-


sioners have yet to agree on
all the details. Currently,
infill projects may develop at
eight units per acre, with
public water and sewer.
The proposed change
would allow 2,3,4,5,6,7, or 8


units per acre, depending on
criteria such as environmen-
tal factors and adjacent uses.
The new ordinance would
only apply to properties that
change to infill from another
category, such as conserva-


tion residential, and the den-
sity would be assigned at the
time of the amendment.
Land currently mapped as
infill would remain at eight
units per acre.
This time- around commis-


sioners discussed how far out
to look when considering ex-
isting densities and intensi-
ties in the neighborhood of a
site under consideration for
See WORK Pg 2C


Citizens' groups write resolutions


By Michael Woods
SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE
In the late '90s, I favored
buying computers, printers
and other electronic devices
online. You could quickly
comparison shop, get a good
price and count on prompt
delivery. You could configure
a computer to meet your
needs.


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ant experiences buying
online. When you make an
expensive purchase online,
someone has tb be home to
sign for the delivery. That
used to be simple. Online
merchants usually e-mail you
when the items are shipped
and often include a tracking
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By TIANA LARSEN
Last month, over 20 citi-
zens' groups met at the
Coastal Branch Library in
south Walton, in a meeting
facilitated by 1000 Friends of
Florida, a non-profit organi-
zation advocating respon-
sible planning for the state's
population growth.
The meeting was called
when 1000 Friends noticed
that they were receiving
many emails from the Pan-
handle, many voicing similar
concerns. Nearly fifty people,
during a four-hour discus-
sion, expressed their common
concerns and identified their
top issues, which have now
been formulated into formal
resolutions, to be sent to lo-
cal legislators. The first is
titled "Active Management of
Development In Coastal and
Flood Prone Areas" and reads
WHEREAS, The Florida
Panhandle is growing
quickly particularly along
the sensitive coastal and riv-
erine areas: and
WHEREAS, Florida re-
cently sustained repeated di-
sasters along its coastal and
flood prone riverine areas
from the multiple hurricanes
of 2004 and will, again and
again, have to sustain such
impacts in the future; and
WHEREAS, The citizens in
the Florida Panhandle have
the ability to plan to lessen
the impacts of future disas-
ters via careful land use plan-
ning decisions through use of
their comprehensive plans
and implementing land de-
velopment regulations; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that we the un-
dersigned groups do hereby
support the followingresolu-


tions:
Resolution 1 Concern for
the public safety for the resi-
dents and tourists along the
coast requires that serious
growth management actions
be developed and imple-
mented along coastal, and
flood prone areas. Particular
actions should include:
Local Governments must
through their comprehensive
plan and implementing land
development codes, prohibit
future increases in density
and intensity in the identi-
fied coastal high hazard and
flood velocity zone areas. Pro-
vided however, that existing
land use density and inten-
sity are vested subject to en-
forcement of FEMA and
State Division of Emergency
Management standards for
existing development that
has experienced repeated se-
vere disaster loss at the same
location.
Do not allow new construc-
tion seaward of the 30 year
erosion-based Coastal Con-
struction Control Line
(CCCL).
Support and enhance the
Federal Coastal Barrier Re-
source Act areas along our
Panhandle coast.
Identify and acquire addi-
tional coastal, estuarine and
riverine properties within
the Panhandle to reduce the
development potential
within these areas and to
provide additional low inten-
sity public use and public ac-
cess points to the water re-
sources.
Resolution 2 Rapid and
large-scale development has
arrived along the Florida
Gulf coast with the concur-
rent rapid rise in property


values placing most jurisdic-
tions in dire need of added
support and strengthening of
planning and growth manag-
ing capabilities. Any weaken-
ing of growth management
laws, comprehensive plans
and implementing land de-
velopment regulations, or
their lax enforcement, runs
directly counter to the
present needs of the region.
Signatories:
*Florida Consumer Action
Network
1000 Friends of Florida
*Apalachicola Bay and
River Keeper, Inc. (ABARK)
*Audubon of Florida
*Bay County Audubon
*Beach-to-Bay Connection,
Inc.
*Florida Chapter of the Si-
erra Club
Citizens for the Bay, Inc
*Concerned Citizens of
Wakulla (CCOW)
*Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion
*Friends of Econfina Creek
and Springs
*Friends of Santa Rosa
County
Gulf Coast Women's Club,
Conservation Department
eFlorida League of Conser-
vation Voters
*Panhandle Citizens Coa-
lition
*Perdido Key Association
*South Walton Commu-
nity Council
eSouth Walton Turtle
Watch
*St. Andrew Bay Resource
Management Association
*Legal Environmental As-
sistance Foundation
Gulf Coast Environmen-
tal Defense
*Save Our Wetlands Coa-
lition


*Green Party of Bay
County
Implementation of Envi-
ronmental Resource Permit-
ting In the Florida Pan-
handle
WHEREAS, there is a need
to integrate and coordinate
the multiple functions of lo-
cal and state review in the
Florida Panhandle involving
the permitting of projects
with wetland, stormwater
management and natural
systems and public safety
impacts;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED that we the
undersigned groups do
hereby support the following
resolution:
Resolution Within the
Florida Panhandle, as al-
ready exists elsewhere in the
state, an Environmental Re-
source Permitting (ERP) pro-
gram should be implemented
to regulate activities involv-
ing the alteration of surface
water flows including new
activities in uplands that
generate stormwater runoff
from upland construction, as
well as dredging and filling
in wetlands and other sur-
face waters.
Implementation of the
ERP in the Panhandle will
combine and streamline pro-
posed project reviews and al-
low public safety and envi-
ronmental concerns to be ad-
dressed for activities involv-
ing the alteration of surface
water flows.
Signatories:
*1000 Friends of Florida
*Apalachicola Bay and
River Keeper, Inc. (ABARK)
*Beach-to-Bay Connection,
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STAR OFFICE BUILDING is planned for a site next to Centex Homes on U.S. 98 in Miramar Beach.




New look approved for office facility


By DOTTY NIST
An office building planned
or the north side bf U.S. 98
in Miramar Beach will have
a new name and a cleaner,
crisper exterior appearance
than previously planned.
.Granted final approval by
Sthe Walton County Board of
.County Commissioners as
Summit Office Building on
Sept. 28, 2004, the 25,000-


square-foot facility planned
for the site next to Centeic
Homes will now be known as
Star Office Building.

Presenting the revised el-
evations for the project at the
March 3 Walton County De-
sign Review Board (DRB)
meeting, Senior Planner Carl
Hammons explained that the
DRB had previously ap-


proved design plans for the
office facility, which has not
yet been constructed.

Now there is a new owner
for the property and a "new
look" is desired for the build-
ing, Hammons said. The new
exterior appearance is up-
dated and understated with
strong but subdued colors.
The staff recommendation


was for approval. The DRB
members agreed that the
new design was an improve-
ment over the old one that
they had approved on Sept.
9, 2004. The new design was
approved unanimously.

Star Office Building will
occupy an 8.3-acre site within
an area classified as coastal
center.


Environmental Resource Permitting explained


By TIANA LARSEN
When over 20 citizens'
$groups met recently, one
resolution they passed was a
call for implementation of the
'Environmental Resource
Permit (ERPi in Northwest
Florida. (See related article,
"Citizens' groups write reso-
6lutions"i
'Alany panhandle residents
-do not know what ERP is and
why citizens' groups con-
cerned with growth manage-
ment want to implement it in
northwest Florida.
:1 ERP is a state permitting
* program that operates in all
of peninsular Florida. but not
in the Panhandle. According
to the Department of Envi-
bonmental Protection., ,DEP)
the ERP program regulates
virtually 11 alterations to the"'
landscape, including all tidal
and freshwater wetlands and
'other surface water '(includ-
!ing isolated wetlands) and
.uplands.
- The ERP addresses dredg-
ing and filling in wetlands
and other sufiface waters, as
wellas stormwater runoff
quality (stormwater treat-
ment) and quantity
:(stormwater attenuation and
"flooding of other properties)
including that resulting from
alterations of uplands.
One major concern that,
"has arisen with rapid growth
"in this area is the lack of that
last factor of quantity in state


stormwater permitting. Here
in the Panhandle, unlike in
other parts of Florida, when
a developer seeks a
stormwater permit, the DEP
only looks at the quality of
stormwater runoff, to insure
that it is treated.
Because the ERP is not
implemented in the Pan-
handle, the DEP does not
look at the quantity of
stormwater runoff generated
by a development. Both the
DEP and Walton County re-
quire that a certain amount
of .stormwater runoff be re-
tained on the site, but the
cumulative effects of in-
creased impervious surfaces,
filling of wetlands, and tropi-
.cal-storms can cause, runoff
that exceeds the required re-
tention amounts.
The DEP permitting pro-
cess in the Panhandle regu-
lates dredging and filling in
all tidal and freshwater wet-
lands and other surface wa-
ters that are connected (by
one or more natural or artifi-
cial waters) to other bays,
bayous, .streams, rivers,
lakes, estuaries, or the Gulf
of Mexico. It does not regu-
late dredging or filling in iso-
lated wetlands.
A separate stormwater per-
mit is required from the DEP,
which regulates construction
and land alterations (typi-
cally in uplands) that collect,
convey, channel, hold, inhibit


'WORK


'a change to infill.
P"Local developer David
:Ki'amer objected to language
that :"abutting" properties
'should be considered, sug-
gesting that planning staff
should look at uses within
.one-quarter mile.
SCommissioner Scott
:Brannon agreed with one-
,quarter mile, since! that dis-
6ta'ce is referenced in lan-
,guage about compatibility. '
i On the other hand, Conm-
"missioner Cindy 'Ie adows
disagreed, suggesting. 300
'feet, because that is the dis-
Aance where neighbors must
'be notified of major projects,
'ahd because, she 'thought,
people within 300 feet would
_be impacted more than'
people one-quarter mile
away.


After discussion, the ordi-
nance was sent back to staff
for more examples and fur-
ther data.
The BCC also held a work-
shop to discuss a second or-
dinance, which would signifi-
cantly change the way major
developments work their way
through the planning pro-
cess. Instead of a first public
hearing before the planning
commission and a second
public hearing before the
BCC, a hearing officer would
substitute for the planning
commission.
Projects without opposition
and with :a recommendation
for approval by planning staff
would go straight to the BCC
aftdr staff review. However,
any affected party could re-
quest a quasi-judicial hear-


or divert the movement of
stormwater and that dis-'
charge into surface water
waters. Because it only looks
at quality of runoff, it does
not address flooding issues,
as does the ERP permit pro-
gram in the rest of the state..
When ERP went into effect
in 1995, northwest Florida
was given a temporary ex-
emption from the program.
In the rest of Florida, the
water management districts
implement the program, and
the reason given for the de-
lay in the Panhandle is the
existence of a constitutional
cap on the millage rate in the
Northwest Florida Water
Mangem.t,,District,,whiclh
nincludes 1s 4.unti. I I
1-Hioweve, there i no, con-
stitutional requirement that
the water management dis-
trict handle this program, or
that funding for it can only
be provided by property
taxes. Although the ERP was
to have gone into effect in the.
Panhandle in 1999, since
then the existing program
has been extended twice by
the Legislature, once in 1999,
and again in 2003. The ex-
emption expires again in
2005, and citizens' groups are
taking the opportunity to try
again to convince legislators
to implement the ERP in
northwest Florida.
These growth management
advocates say that if prob-


From Front


ing before a hearing officer.
According to Kira Coley,
county staff attorney, the
public notification procedure:
would not change, and one of
the biggest benefits to the
public would be the opportu-
nity to have input much ear-
lier in the planning process.
Local attorney Ken.
Goldberg objected to a fee
imposed if a citizen requests
the quasi-judicial hearing.!
"This is the public's opportu-:
nity to participate," he com-
mented.

After discussion, there
were still questions about the
procedure, so commissioners
decided to schedule a joint
meeting with the planning
commission to further dis-'
cuss the ordinance.


aWter supply to be topic at SWCC meeting
'-Is the glass half full or....? Florida Water Management, hance the quality of life and
The future ofdrinking water District. natural environment of
'supplies in south Walton is The meeting will begin at South Walton County. To con-
,the topic for the March meet- 7 p.m. March 24 at the tact the SWCC, call (850)
ing of the South Walton Comn- Coastal Branch Library, 437 314-3749; or see its web site
munity Council. Greenway Trail in the Wal- at www.southwaltoncc.org.


Speakers will include
Dewey Wilson, president of
Regional Utilities; Pete'
DeBogory, general manager
"of South Walton Utilities;
and Tom Pratt, Bureau
Chief, Groundwater Manage-
ment for the Northwest


ton County government-edu-
cation complex on Hwy. 331.
The SWCC is an organiza-
tion of residents, business
owners, property owners,
workers and neighborhood
groups whose mission is to
preserve, protect and en-


Public meetings of the
SWCC are held on the fourth
Thursday of most months
except for November, when it
is the third Thursday. No
public meetings are held in
December, July or August.


lems are ,'not prevented
through this program, the
costs to the taxpayers of fix-
ing them later, or paying the
costs caused by flooding, pol-
lution, and foss' of groundwa-
ter resources could be much
higher than the costs associ-
ated with the ERP. They say
that many panhandle coun-
ties are or will be having to
take steps and assess their
citizens to retrofit
stormwater controls.
On the other hand, because
ERP is a higher level of regu-
lation, some developers and
property owners believe it
will be an additional permit-
ting- burden that will raise
the costs of developing prop- -
erty. .



RESOLUTION
From Front


Inc.
Florida League of Conser-
vation Voters
*Bay Counlty Audubon
Citizens for the Bay, Inc
*Concerned Citizens of
Wakulla (CCOW).
*Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion
*Friends of Econfina Creek
and Springs'
*Friends: of Santa Rosa
County
*Gulf Coakt Women's Club,
Conservation Department
*Florida Chapter of Sierra
Club i
*Panhandle Citizens Coa-
lition i
*Perdido key Association


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Monday, March 14
5 p.m. Joint workshop with the Walton County.
Board of Commissioners and the Planning
Commission at the South Walton Court
house Annex located at 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach.This Workshop
will be held to discuss large scale .amend-
ments before the transmittal hearing.
Tuesday, March 15
5 p.m. BCC meeting with Economic Development.
Council of Walton County at Chamber of
Commerce Office, 63 South Centre Trail,
The contract between the Walton
County and the EDC calls for an annual joint
meeting. No specific agenda is required, but
in the past EDC has provided the commis
sioners with a report on finances, busi-
nesses assisted and community de-
velopment projects in which EDC played a
role.

Thursday, March 17
3 p.m. Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO)- Niceville Community
Center. Commissioners Cuchens, Brannon,
and Meadows, and DeFuniak Springs
Mayor Harold Carpenter are members of
this Board. Commissioner Cuchens is the
vice chair. The TPO has three advisory
committees: the Citizens Advisory Commit
(CAC), the Technical Coordinating Commit
tee (TCC), and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advi-.
sory Committee (BPAC). The advisory com
.mittees also meet on the third Thursday of
each month. The CAC meets at 9:30 a.m.,
the BPAC at 11 a.m., and the TCC at 1:30
p.m. All meetings are held in the Niceville
Community Center.


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Walton County Upcoming Events

By Walton County Citizen Services
Thursday, March 10
3:30 p.m. School Health Advisory Committee-
Walton County Health Department, North
9th Street, DeFuniak Springs.
The focus for this meeting is to review the
school health services provided to students
and to identify any known or suspected bar-
riers to supporting student success.
-" ,-" 5 p.m. Planning Commission- SW Courthouse
_ L..:= Annex.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO) Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
Niceville Community Center
204 N. Partin Drive (SR285) Niceville City Hall Complex
The Agenda will include the following items:
1. Approval of Amendment to TPO's FY2004/2005-2008/2009
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include
Improvements to CR83A (Bay Loop Road) in Walton County
2. Consideration of Resolution of Support for Emerald
Coast Bridge Authority Funding
3. Consideration of Funds to match FDOT Funds for a
Regional Concept Study for US98, from Alabama State Line
to US231 in Bay County
4. Consideration of Recommendations on Future Transportation
Funding- both Federal and State
5. Reports:
Review of TPO 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan
Visual Choice Assessment Survey
Review of Draft FY 2005/06 TPO Unified Planning
Work Program (UPWP)
Review of Draft Update to TPO Public Involvement
Procedures (PIP) Manual
6. PUBLIC FORUM- This is an opportunity for the public to
address the TPO on transportation issues.
Other TPO-related meetings currently scheduled include the
following:

TPO Citizens'Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting Thursday,
March 17, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Niceville Community Center
TPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meeting -
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in Niceville Comm-
unity Center
* TPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting -
Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 11:30 a.m. in Niceville City Hall
For more information on these or other TPO-related
meetings that might be scheduled please contact Nick Nickoloff at
1-800-226-8914 ext. 212. Agendas are available at the TPO's
website at http://www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/owtpo
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the
meetings in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
and for language requirements other than English. Please ioti'fv
E. Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-914
or 850-595-8910 ext 218 at least 48 hours in advance.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


Camp Helen is appreciated by many


By DOTTY NIST
"If there has ever been a
perfect location for a park,
this is it," said Jack
Machburn.
Perfect weather and per-
fect occasion, one might have
added.
The prominent Bay
Countian and former state
representative was one of
many present on March 5 to
enjoy and share admiration
for a special place that now
belongs to the public, Camp
Helen State Park.
Bay and Walton countians
possess an enhanced sense of
ownership for this historic
and environmentally rich
property, which is located
slightly east of the county
line. In the mid-1990s, citi-
zens from the neighbor coun-
ties joined in a strenuous ef-
fort to preserve this scenic
and revered 183-acre parcel
and designate it for public
enjoyment.
Since the accomplishment
of those goals, the most im-
portant to Camp Helen sup-
porters, almost a decade ago,
work has continued on the
property through a combina-
tion of state and volunteer
efforts, carefully accompa-
nied by a respect for the past
and nature. The March 5 cel-
ebration was in part an ob-
servance of those accomplish-
ments.
The most conspicuous of
those is the newly-restored
Camp Helen water tower.
Once a source of water for
buildings on the property, the
tower is now retired from
that function but will still
serve as a landmark and
symbol of the park. The cel-
ebration included an official
dedication of the tower.
Other restoration has been
accomplished, as well, in-
cluding the attractive small
tiled garden at the west en-
trance of the historic Camp
Helen Lodge. A restroom is
also currently under con-
structil-on iri oiie' of -6 old'"
duplex cabins on the prop-

An upcoming goal for the
park will now be replacement
of windows and other work
on cabins and other historic
buildings to return them to
their former appearance.
The newly -created Friends
of Camp Helen volunteer
group plans to play a major
role in this work. The March
5 celebration was in part a
"kick-off' for these volunteer
efforts. Tours of the park
were provided, as well, and
oral histories were taken
from people with recollec-
tions about the property.
Among other speakers for


HOWARD PADGETT,
known by some as "Howie",
spoke of the privilege of grow-
ing up on the Camp Helen
property as the child of the
caretaker.



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the dedication ceremony,
Howard Padgett provided a
unique tribute to' Camp
Helen.
Padgett grew up on the
property where his father,
also named Howard, served
as caretaker for over 30
years. This was during the
time Camp Helen served as
an employee retreat for the
Alabama textile company,
Avondale Mills. The property
was used in this manner
from 1945 until 1987.
Padgett recalled such expe-
riences and sights as Lake
Powell frozen over in the win-
ter, swimming and playing
with a friendly porpoise, and
his dog watching for his
school bus from the top of the
water tower.
Padgett said he did not
know until his later years
that he had grown up in
"paradise."
He urged the attendees to
"share that Camp Helen ex-
perience with others" and
invite them to visit .the prop-
erty.
Camp Helen's Avondale
Mills chapter is only part of
over 4,000 years of human
history on the property, be-
ginning with Indian settle-
ments now evidenced by col-


elected and remaining arti-
facts.
Bordered on three sides by
Phillips Inlet, Lake Powell
and the Gulf of Mexico, Camp
Helen encompasses a wide
variety of plant and animal


communities that can be ac-
cessed via scenic trails.
Former Inlet Beach resi-
dent Helen Schroeder was
honored for her outstanding
efforts in the 1990s to pre-
serve Camp Helen for habi-


HELEN and Don Schroeder, formerly of Inlet Beach, played
an important role in the preservation of the Camp Helen
property.


THIS HISTORIC building served as the kitchen for
Avondale Mills' Camp Helen retreat.


THE FRIENDS of Camp Helen provided food and drink
at the event in exchange for a small donation.


tat and public enjoyment.
The initiative to do so, ig-
nited by Schroder's 1995 let-
ter to a local newspaper, in-
volved a large petition drive
and a unique coalition
formed between citizens,
property owners, state agen-
cies, nonprofit organizations,
Gulf Coast Community Col-
lege, and a local developer
who had a purchase option on
the property.
An environmental educa-
tion center, part of the
coalition's original vision for
the north side of the Camp


Helen parcel, is still part of
future plans.
"I'm very proud of the
park," Schroeder com-.
mented, recognizing the help
of her husband Don with the
preservation initiative that
she started. The Schroeders
now live in Okaloosa County
but come back whenever they
can to experience this special
place.
For more information on
Camp Helen, call (850) 233-
5059 or log on to
www.floridastateparks.org/
camphelen.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Board of County Commissioners of Walton County, Florida, to Consider Ordinance for
the Establishment of the Somerset Community Development District
DATE: March 22, 2005
TIME: 8:30 a.m. (CST)
LOCATION: Courtroom B
Walton County Courthouse
571 U.S. Highway 90 1
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Interested persons are advised that a public hearing will be held on the 22nd day of
March, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. at the Walton County Courthouse, 571 U.S. Highway 90,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, before the Board of County Commissioners to consider the
elements of a Petition filed by EBSCO Gulf Coast Development, Inc. ("Petitioner"), to
establish a community development district to be known as the. Somerset Community
Development District ("District"), as authorized and provided for in Chapter 190, Florida
Statutes. A copy of the Petition is on file and available for public inspection and/or copy-
ing at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Walton County Courthouse, 571 U.S. Highway 90,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30'p.m. except on
weekends and holidays. I .
The information presented at this hearing. w,1 be used. to agtf,ord.the Petli iner. land-_'
owners,'any affected units of local government, and the general public,.a fair and ade:
quate opportunity to appear and present oral and written comments regarding the estab-
lishment of the District. If adopted, the ordinance will establish the Somerset Community
Development District, name its initial Board of Supervisors and designate the land to be
serviced by the District.
The land area proposed to be served by the District is generally located on both sides
of County Road 30A, west of Seacrest Beach, east of County Road 395 and is bordered
on the south by the Gulf of Mexico. The District will comprise approximately 158.49
acres of land. The boundaries of the lands proposed to be served by the District are out-
lined in the map depicted in this notice. There is no real property located within the
boundaries of the District that will be excluded from the jurisdiction of the District. The
Petitioner has proposed that the District will construct or acquire certain infrastructure
improvements in order to serve a development commonly referred to as the Alys Beach


development.
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By way of information, a
\ community development
district is a local unit of
special purpose govern-
ment authorized by statute
to ensure the provision of
infrastructure to serve com-
, munity developments sub-
ject to state and local regu-
\ latory requirements gov-
earning the lawful use and
development of the prop-
erty. Establishment of a
district pursuant ot Chapter
. 190, Florida Statutes; is not
a development order under
. ? Chapter 380, Florida
-'^f Statutes. All planning, per-
-"8 mitting and other regulatory
requirements pertaining to
'y development within the
land area will be in accor-
~- ,--M dance with general and
"' special law, and the Walton


County Comprehensive Plan.
The Board will comply with section 190.005(2), Florida Statutes, in conducting the
public hearing on whether to establish the District by ordinance. The purpose of this
hearing is to consider the relationship of the petition as submitted by the Petitioner to the
six factors listed in section 190.005(1)(e), Florida Statutes.
A statement of estimated regulatory cost ("SERC") was prepared by Rizzetta &
Company, Inc., in compliance with section 120.541, Florida Statutes, as required by sec-
tion 190.005, Florida Statutes. The complete text of the SERC, is contained as Exhibit 9
to the Petition. By way of summary, the SERC estimates that the principal entities likely
to be effected by the ordinance are the State of Florida, Walton County, Florida, and the
District, and describes the type of individuals most affected by the ordinance as the
landowners within the District. The SERC estimates that establishment and enforcement
costs to the above-described entities will be modest and are concurrently budgeted or
not burdensome; and, that there will be little to no effect on state and local revenues
from the establishment of the District. Further, the SERC estimates that certain
development-related transactional costs incurred would occur regardless of whether the
District was established and are voluntarily assumed if at all by and through individuals
or entities owning or purchasing property in the District. Finally, the SERC concludes
that the establishment's affect on small business will be minimal or positive and the
Walton County is neither a small city nor county as defined by section 120.52, Florida
Statutes.
Interested persons are advised that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made
by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at a hearing, he or
she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Persons needing special accommodations to attend any hearing noticed hereinabove
as a result of a disability must contact Ronnie Bell, County Administrator, at 850-892-
8156, not less than forty-eight (48) hours before a hearing or meeting in order to make
arrangements.
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SNoWfrltD NEWS


By NANCY GEHRKE
All good things must come
to an end, and since the last
general meeting has been
held and all the activities
have ceased, this will be the
final communique to the lo-
cal papers on a regular basis.
Speaking of good things,
exciting changes are in store
for the Walton County Snow-
birds. As of next gathering on
Nov. 28, we will be moving
our main registration/activ-
ity area to the Faith Assem-
bly Church on Geronimo St.
This will be more convenient
for folks who cringe at the
sight of stairways, and give
us ample space for register-
ing lots of folks at a more ef-
ficient pace. Registrations
will be on Mondays from 8:30
- 11:30 a.m., and will in-
crease to $6 per person next
season. It will be helpful to
those who volunteer to run
the registration, hospitality,
and golf sign-ups to have only
one designated day for those
responsibilities.
Also, if you are a storage
user, know in advance that if
you have not registered as a
member prior to placing your
storage, you will not be able
to pay for your membership
at the storage area. Member-
ship has to be paid in ad-
vance. Avoid hauling your
treasures home by following
the procedures required for
making smooth transitions
for everyone. There will be
across the board price in-
creases next season for all
storage items with the inten-
tion of making storage a
break-even proposition.
Next year our Canadian
Snowbirds will need to either
use U.S. dollars or establish
convenient banking at one of
the local establishments.
Very little reserve is neces-
sary to keep a local account
open year after year. As with
any money exchanges, the
process as it now stands,
takes longer than necessary,
and Canadian checks can no
longer be accepted. With the
iuse of'TU.S: currency or local
checks, the situation will b e
more efficient and conve-
nient.
Here's some good stuff to
anticipate upon your return
next winter. Dr. David Ott
will be the entertainment at
the general opening meeting,
Wednesday, Dec. 14.


Election of officers for next
year will be: Past President
Charles Duffy; President
Marilyn Barnard; First Vice-
President Don Tilk; Second
Vice-President David Chris-
topher; Third Vice-President
Hugh Barnard; Information
Officer Nancy Gehrke; Secre-
tary, Donna Bruder; and
Treasurer Betty Cardwell.
Hat's off to a talented Board
of Directors.
Here's the last vestige of
happenings before H.F.H.
(head for home): Storage
dates are: Mar. 14, 28, and
30 from 3-4 p.m. Storage con-
tainers should be of the 18-
gallon variety, well marked
with name, address, return
time and any other vital in-
formation to make pick-up in
the winter hassle-free. Mem-
bership in the Walton County
Snowbirds is a requirement
for storage, so have that
documentation handy. Af-
fordable Storage off ofhiway
98 is located just east of the
Good News Methodist
Church on Sugar Dr. There
will be volunteers to direct
you to the proper pew, to
document membership, and
to collect fees and store the
items according to pick-up
month. Don Gehrke chairs
this event and can be reached
at 837-9937.
The 2005 Walton County
Memorial Golf Tournament
was held last Saturday at the
Golf Garden under ideal
weather conditions. Sixty-
four golfers participated and
prizes were won by the fol-
lowing: First place team -
Charles and Joan Anastasi,
Bernard and Diane Rappa.
Second place team Ardyce
Williams, Joann Raga, Patti
Hand and Anne Patten.
Third place team Sue and
Ken Dickinson and Roger
and Joan Dressen.
Enjoy the process of pack-
ing and safe travel home and
anticipate with joy your
speedy return to the beaches
of south Walton County.
The final word of the day
is" borroW'ed from 'the
Irish..."May the road rise to
meet you. May the wind be
always at your back. May the
sun shine warm upon your
face. And rains fall soft upon
your fields. And until we
meet again, may God hold
you in the hollow of His
hand."


Community Calendar

SEAGROVE BEACH GARDEN CLUB will meet on
March 9 at the Hotel DeFuniak Springs at 10 a.m. The
speaker for the day will be Dara Dobson on Wildflowers.
Lunch will at noon at a cost of $15 or less.

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB of Santa Rosa Beach
will be taking a field trip on Friday, March 11, to Mobile
AL, for the Festival of Flowers. The show consists of floral
displays, a standard flower show and exhibits. It's a good
chance to buy plants, garden art, and any garden tool imag-
inable. This is an all day event, the cost is $45 and includes
bus transportation, entry to the show, and a delicious box
lunch. The public is invited to join the Garden Club mem-
bers as long as seats remain available on the bus. For fur-
ther information and reservations, please call 622-0272.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS is providing community
first aid and CPR classes in DeFuniak Springs and the
Santa Rosa Beach areas. For more information or to reg-
ister for classes, please call 850-314-0316 or 850-892-6297.
Also, volunteers are needed in Okaloosa and Walton coun-
ties. First aid and CPR-March 12, from 8a.m.-6 p.m. at
DeFuniak Springs.

THE BOOKLOVERS MEET at the Coastal Branch Li-
brary in south Walton County at 10 a.m. on the second Tues-
day, September through May. Everyone is welcome, and is
encouraged to read the book before the meeting.
The Coastal Branch Library is located at 437 Greenway
Trail in the Walton County government-education complex
on Hwy. 331.
THE SOUTH WALTON REPUBLICAN CLUB will meet
on Thursday, March 10 at Seascape Resort on Highway 98
in Destin. Social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., dinner at $17 per
person, followed by the evening's program. Holly Benson,
current Florida State Representative for District 3, and can-
didate for Florida Senate District 4, will speak on news of
the Florida Legislature. All interested parties are welcome
to attend. Call (850) 267-1484 for reservations.

WALTON COUNTY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PART-
NERSHIP will meet March 18, from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.at
the Coastal Branch Library (off of 331 South behind the
South Walton Courthouse Annex)
The Walton County Improvement Partnership project is
a community-wide initiative for improving community
health which will help prioritize the most important health
issues to people in the community.
Participants are ask to bring a bag lunch. Anyone inter-
ested in working on improving health access and resources
in Walton County is welcome. The partnership is looking
for a diverse group of individuals to represent Walton
County.
For additional information contact Andrea Hartsog, BSW
Community Health Assessment Coordinator, 892-8015
ext.129) Office 865-2664 Cell Email:
andrea_hartsog@doh.state.fl.us


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


COUNTY MEETINGS OF INTEREST


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Valton Co. Planning
commission Public
hearing; Land Use
amendments: Sheehan,
ADD Properties, LLC,
-oad, TRIAD Properties,
LC, Kelley, Frye, Manual,
lorris
/alton Co. Commission &
planning Commission -
oint Meeting
/alton Co. School Board
edistricting Committee -
ew School Board District
oundaries
FS City Council Public
earings Variance
request, Campbell & Cole

Valton Co. Commission &
DC Joint Meeting

/alton Co. TDC Marketing
committee


lalton Co. Commissioners -
pecial Meeting On
transportation Issues
/alton County TDC -
trategic Planning Session


Ialton Co. Coastal Dune
akes Advisory Board -
Regular Meeting
school Readiness Coalition
Executive Committee


/alton Co. Recreation
oard Regular Meeting
/alton Co. Commission -
'ublic Hearing Somerset
communityy Development
district
Walton Co. Commission -
legular Meeting

Walton County TDC -
Autumn Tides Committee


Location
Conference Room #1
JobsPlus One Stop '
Career Center, 212 N.
Wilson St., Crestview
SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach





SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach
School Board Room,
Tivoli Complex, 145
Park St., Suite 2,
DeFuniak Springs
City Hall
DeFuniak Springs


Walton Co. Chamber
63 South Centre Trail
Santa Rosa Bech
WCTDC Conference
Rm., 25777 US Hwy.
331 S.,.Santa Rosa
Beach
,SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach
Rosemary Beach Town
Hall, 48 S. Barrett
Square, Rosemary
Beach
SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach
Conference Room #1
JobsPlus One Stop
Career Center, 212 N.
Wilson St., Crestview
Freeport City Hall
Freeport, FL
WCTDC Conference
Rm., 25777 US Hwy.
331 S., Santa Rosa
Beach
Walton Co.
Courthouse, Room B,
DeFuniak Springs
SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach


Walton Co. TDC Arts & WCTDC Conference
Cultural Committee Rm., 25777 US Hwy.
331 S., Santa Rosa

Valton Co, Code ,.. SW Courttous.e Annex
Enforcement Board 31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Regular Meeting Santa Rosa Beach
Valton Co. School Board Board Room,
Revised Job Descriptions, Tivoli Administration
Chief Finance Officer Bldg.
Athletic Director 145 Park St.
Warehouseman Super- DeFuniak Springs
isor Of Administration &
Operations Instruction &
Curriculum
Walton Co. Commission SW Tourist
invitation To Bid, Dune Development Center
Vegetation Project Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Walton Co. Commission SW Tourist
)une Construction Project Development Center
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Walton Co. Commission SW Tourist
Van Ness Butler Jr. Beach Development Center
Access Parking Area & Santa Rosa Beach, FL
restroom Construction


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which was co-sponsored by
BAE Systems of Fort Walton
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The BAE Systems/OWC
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Roll Call
Walton County Commission February 22, 2005

A yes vote was to approve the proposal.
Resolution to use the uniform method of collecting
non-ad-valorem special assessments levied within the
Paxton Fire Services Area for the cost of providing fire pro-
tection services for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1, 2005.
Motion to approve passed, 4-0.
Commissioners Brannon, Cuchens, Meadows and
Pridgen voted yes; Commissioner Jones was absent
due to illness.
Rosa Dunes abandonment request and Rosa Dunes de-
velopment order application, approved 4-0. *
Request from the Recreation Board to appoint a Wal-
ton County commissioner to the board to act as a liaison.
Motion to appoint Commissioner Pridgen approved 4-0.
Request from Rhonda Skipper, tax collector, to re-
new the existing contract with the DeFuniak Herald for tax
delinquency advertisements. Motion approved 4-0.
Motion to approve Applied Research Associates as
the contractor for a comprehensive vulnerability assessment
for the new courthouse annex. Motion approved 4-0.
Motion to appoint Art McClellan to the Redistricting
Committee to replace Ricky Rookis, approved 4-0.
Request from Sheriff's Office to release funds previ-
ously budgeted for mobile computer terminals, motion ap-
proved 4-0.
Motion to formally adopt the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act federal guidelines, approved 4-0.
Motion to have county finance director advertise
for a "specialized consultant" to study the functioning of the
county Emergency Operations Center. Motion approved
4-0.
Request by South Walton Tourist Development
Council (TDC) for maximum. $50,000 change order for
emergency post-Hurricane Ivan beach access repairs. In7
crease due to acceptance of three additional accesses into
TDC maintenance/repair program at county request. Re;
quest approved 4-0.
TDC request to have staff develop specifications,
permit and bid dune restorations projects in accordance with
Hurricane Ivan 'dune recovery plan, with projects to include
beach scraping plus the addition of 50,000-100,000 cubid
yards of sand. Motion to move forward with the recovery
projects was approved 4-0.
TDC request for transfer of $250,000 from TDC con-
tingency account to fund post-Ivan marketing campaign to
spur awareness of the Beaches of South Walton as a late
spring and early summer travel destination. Motion was
approved 4-0.
Request by Walton County Public Works Director
Russ Barry for change order to repair and overlay currently
paved portion of J.W. Hollington Road at a cost of $94,375,
through public works fund realignment. The road section
had been damaged by construction equipment and othei
truck traffic. Motion was approved 4-0.
Recommendation by Barry to substitute Beach High-
lands paving project into in-house project list for comple-
tion in the current year and bid out the C.J. Laird Road and
North Long Road paving projects, with those projects also
to be completed as planned in the current year. Recommen-
dation was approved 4-0.
l.... Reommendation. byBa', .ogogQg lowMbi,; :pf
,1$,154,492'52 f'.iL.purchise, and in ta a.atip..oI,.traffl< ligirs
on CR30-A at Rosemrary Beach. Request .ag.approve4,jja
3-1 vote: Brannon-yes, Pridgen-yes, Meadows-yes,
Cuchens-no.
Recommendation by Barry, prompted by neighborhood
request, to remove rumble strips at Thompson Road and
Allen Loop and install three-way stop signs plus "stop sign
ahead" warning lights. Recommendation included under-
standing that rumble strips would be reinstalled if accidents
result* from lack of sufficient warning devices. Recommen-
dation approved 4-0.
Request to set public hearing for setting up of special
assessment to pave Blue Gulf Drive and Pine Knoll Lane.
Motion for public hearing approved 4-0.



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analytic geometry, plane ge-
ometry, calculus and miscel-
laneous problems.
Competing schools were di-
vided into three divisions,
based on school size.
In the small school divi-
sion, Holmes County High
School placed first, followed
by South Walton High School


ALL EMERALD COAST SENIORSPIRIT! PROGRAMS
are held in the Medical Office Building (adjacent to hospital
on east side) in the Conference Room Suite #100. Call 1-
877-416-1600 to RSVP for more information.
Long-Term Care Insurance Seminar- Wednesday, March
9 from 10a.m. -11 a.m. Get the facts before making a choice
on long-term care insurance plans. Joan Connell, PhD, ben-
efits counselor with Sacred Heart Senior Services, discusses
ways to avoid potential threats to financial security by pro-
viding information on the real costs and risks of needing care,
as well as the options that are available to seniors and fam-


in second place, Chipley in
third place, and Rocky Bayou
in fourth, Paxton and Altha
High School tied for fifth
place.
In individual awards in
this division, Chuck Bryant,
of Holmes County, won first
place with the highest indi-
vidual score, followed by


Bethany Jolly, of Rocky;
Bayou, AJ Young, of Paxton,,
Justin Kirkland, of Chipley,;
Holley Haney, of South Wal-
ton, Tess Postma, of South;
Walton, Colin Forehand, of.
Chipley, Olivia Pooser, of.
Rocky Bayou, Cory
Blanchard, of Freeport and
Jordan Waldorff, of Altha.


ily members. Learn when the best time is to initiate cover-,
age.
AARP Driving Course Monday and Tuesday, March 14
and 15, from 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. both days. Sacred Heart
sponsors the nation's largest refresher course for drivers 55,
and older. Learn how to avoid driving hazards and.
commonsense rules for safe driving. Auto insurance discounts
given for successful completion by most providers consult
your agent.
Joint Pain & Latest Advances in Joint Replacement -
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Fox discusses the latest advances in joint pain management
and joint replacement. Learn about the new Joint Replace,
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


There is a war
going on between
two groups in Wal-
ton County that in-
clude environmen-
talists and artists,
armed and ready to
take on the builders
and developers. Who
will win the battle
and who can endure
the longest?

No matter what part of
Walton County you travel to,
you are going to see it all
around you-construction,
construction and more con-
struction.

' Since the "building boom"
started here in the mid 90s,
an influx of wealth and de-
velopment has begun to over-
tak e-the cultural -and envi-
rodtrlental aspects of this
once quiet, but cultural part
of the Florida Panhandle.
High-rises, gated communi-
ties, private resorts and


other developments have not
dotted, but consumed the
landscape of Walton County
and now there seems to be a
problem.
At a recent community
organization meeting, many
artists were voicing their
opinion on what will happen
to them. What they were re-
ferring to was simply where,
as artists, do they go now to
show, exhibit, sell and even
create.
They were referring to
many of the shops and galler-
ies that were shutting down
or being sold offto make room
for more condos and resorts.
Many have witnessed first-
hand how artists have been
shoved out of shops they
have been renting for more
than a decade and told to get
out and make way for an-
other high-rise.

These artists all know the
value of the dollar and how
important it is to get tourism
Dollars -into: this area, but
they also know that the art
scene in Walton County was
one of the biggest reasons,
besides the beach and small
fishing villages, that people


made their way here, instead
of tracking further south.
Artists from all over the
world have descended on the
beaches of the Emerald
Coast and now call it home.
For others it is an annual
pilgrimage to the area to
create and escape from all
the high-rises, gated commu-
nities and traffic of the larger
cities.
The ill-feelings are not just
between the hundreds of
artists in Walton County,
but also with the enviormen-
talists. This group of dedi-
cated workers and volun-
teers are also making their
case known and even getting
the government involved.
Activists, such as Celeste
Cobena, have fought for a
equal balance between the
nature of the area and the de-
velopment. Like many oth-
ers, she knows development
is crucial to the community
survival, but even money has
to take a back seat to the
fragile state of mother earth.
Environmentalists point
to California with the mud
slides and all the homes
being damaged and de-
stroyed. Environmentalists
and now city planners have
said it is Mother Nature's
way of letting us know we
have overbuilt and under-
thought our plans in the
1970s and 80s.
Many artists in Walton
County began their trade in
southern California in the
1970s and gradually mi-
grated tothe southern part of
the United States, mainly
Florida. They said the
weather was a lot like Cali-
fornia, but the developers


had not yet "raped the land"
like they had in California in
the late 70s and early 80s
with development.
Many of these artists that
started the movement here
in the 1980s are now packing
up, or being packed up and
shipped out down the road.
Environmentalists are also
seeing a drastic change in the
way that they are having to
fight for their cause in com-
missioner board rooms and
on the state legislative level.
The bottom line for many of
these residents, artists, envi-
ronmentalists and activists
is that there has got to be a
coming together of all sides.
Instead of relying on one
paid organization to play as
mediator, perhaps we need
an entire board made up of
artists, elected officials and
those who are striving to
preserve the little bit of na-
ture still intact in this part of
the state.
Until that time comes and
all can reach a happy me-
dium, those activists say
they will continue to picket,
show up at board meetings,
call the state and federal
levels of government and
environmental agencies,
give interviews with the
press and continue their
battle for justice concerning
the land we live on.

Their message is clear:
Make sure developers don't
overdevelop what has been
given to all of us. For if they
do,- some activists say that
more troublesome weather
could be headed their way
besides the occasional hurri-
cane.


EVENTS

AROUND THE SOUTH


2005 Jazz Festival: Hilltop
Productions and WSBZ
106.3 are currently accept-
ing applications for artists
and vendors for this year's
sold-out concert weekend of
April 16 and 17 that will
headline the top names and
Grammy Award-winning
performers in the smooth
jazz industry. Booth spaces
are $200 for the weekend and
are limited.
For more information, call
Hilltop Productions at 951-
2148.
Shakespeare by the
Shore: The Georgia
Shakespeare Society comes
to Rosemary Beach for a day
of demonstrations, lectures
and short plays. The event
will take place on March 12
from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. on the.
lawns and in the town hall.
For more information, call
231-2900.

Antique Car Show: The
Fourth Annual Antique and
Vintage Car Show will take
place April 9, from 10-4 p.m.
at Rosemary Beach. There
will be live entertainment
throughout the day by
Clutch, with various awards
given. .. ;


Entry fee is $20 per ve-
hicle. For more information,
call Hilltop Productions at
951-2148.
Pensacola Film Festival:
The event will take place
March 17-20 at various
movie theaters throughout
the Pensacola area. This
year, the line-up includes
feature films, documenta-
ries, shorts and animations.
For more information and
complete schedule of films
and viewing locations, visit
PensacolaFilmFestiv al.com
53rd Annual Arts & Crafts
Festival: The city of
Fairhope, AL, will once again
host the events that attract
thousands to the arts festival
that has exhibits of hundreds
of local, regional and na-
tional artists, March 18-20.
For more information, call
(251) 621-8222.
Coastal Car Classic: The
14th Annual Coastal Car
Classic will take place
March 12, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
at Choctawhatchee High
School with various awards
being presented in several
categories. The show will
feature 42 classes of cars.
,Formore inform-ation, call
3143,010, ... ,,


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BRENDA RAY PERFORMED to a packed house on Sun-
day night during the final performance of the 2005
Chautauqua Assembly that had been taking place for the
past two weekends in DeFuniak Springs.



Music and theatre


Fort Walton Beach
* Paradise Music Festival,
March 25-27, FWB Fair-
grounds with Al Jardine and
Little River Band. For more
information, call 314-1498.
*Sound of Music: Apr.21-24,
FWB High School

Pensacola
*Sarah McLachlan: May 5,
Pensacola Civic Center
*Three Doors Down: April
20, Pensacola Civic Center
*James Taylor: Apr. 24,
Pensacola Civic Center
*Madame Butterfly: March
13, Pensacola Saenger Thea-
ter
*Motley Crue, Sept. 14,
Pensacola Civic Center
Santa Rosa Beach
* Chris Botti: An evening
with the Grammy Award-
winning sensation under the
stars. The concert will open
up the 2005 Jazz Festival on
April 15 at Gulf Place. For
more information, call 267-
3279.
Montgomery
'Jubilee City Fest: The festi-
val presents REO Speed-


wagon, May 27 on the Re-
gions Bank stage in down-
town and Boys II Men on
May 28 on the Miller Lite
stage. The festival runs May
27-29. For more information,
or ticket reservations, call
(334) 834-7220.
Atlanta
*Movin Out: March 29-31,
Fox Theatre
* Bill Gaither Homecoming:
April 29, Gwinnett Civic
Center
Jacksonville
* Motley Crue: Apr. 20, Jax
Veterans Arena
* Kenny Chesney, Apr. 29,
Jax Veterans Arena
Birmingham
*The Producers: March 15-
20, BJCC
* Chicago: April 26-May 5,
BJCC
* Jerry Seinfeld: March 12,
BJCC
* Sarah McLachlan: May 5,
BJCC
St. Petersburg
* Kenny Chesney, May 6, St.
Pete Times Forum
*Sarah McLachlan, May 9,
St. Pete Times Forum


AT THEi -


Crestview Cinema 3
789 N. Ferdon Blvd.,
Crestview, 682-3201
The Pacifier (PG)
Be Cool (PG-31)
Because of Winn Dixie (PG)
Hitch (PG-13)


Cinema Plus
174 SE Miracle Strip Pkwv.,
Ft. Walton Beach, 302-0129
The Incredibles (PG)
Spanglish (PG-13)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr., Destin,
337-8777
Be Cool (PG-13)
The Jacket (R)
The Pacifier (PG)
Diary of A Mad Black
Woman (PG-13)
Cursed (PG-13)
Constantine (R)
Man of the House (PG-13)
Diary of A Mad Black
Woman (PG-31)
Cursed (PG-13)
Constantine (R)
Son of the Mask (PG)
Because of Winn Dixie (PG)


Hitch (PG-13)
The Wedding Date (PG-13)
Sideways (R)
Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)
Are We There Yet? (PG)

Twin Cities Cinema
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
Niceville,
678-3815
The Pacifier (PG)
Because of Winn Dixie (PG)
Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)

Destin Cinema
759 E. Hwy 98, Destin
654-2992
Be Cool (PG-13)
The Pacifier (PG)
The Jacket (R)
Man of the House (PG-13)
Diary of A Mad Black
Woman (PG-13)
Cursed (PG-13)
Constantine (R)
Because of Winn Dixie (PG)
Son of Mask (PG)
Hitch (PG-13)
The Wedding Date (PG-13)
Sideways (R)
Are We There Yet? (PG)
Million Dollar Baby (PG)


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THE HIT 70s Band The Litte River Band will perform at
the Paradise Music Festival on March 27 at the FWB Fair-
grounds. For more information, call 314-1498.


MORE THAN 50 CARS are expected at this year's Rt. 30A
Antique and Vintage Car Show in Rosemary Beach on April
9. For more information, call 951-2148.

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CLassfied Adverting Deadline are Monday at 4:30 p.m.
L SSIFIED S Rates are 200 per word.$3.00 Minimum

VISA/MC Accepted


FOR SALE


DIAMOND BRIDAL SET-1/2 KT.
weight, Marque cut with 10 baggets
on engagement ring. 6 cluster dia-
mond on the band. Authentic paper-
work available. Serious inquires only.
If no answer please leave message.
956-9960 $700. tfc 1/20
ALICE'S ANTIQUES, USED
FURNITURE COLLECTIBLES
Great furniture, beautiful glassware
teapots galore, cookie jars, vintage
jewelry, linens, enamel pots & pans,
iron skillet, old iron, old tools & more,
Don't forget Grandma's Attic
2374 S Second Street (280-A)
Near 1-10 overpass 850-892-4074
Open Tue-Wed-Thurs-Fri-10 to 5
Sat, 12 to 4
41wds
MINI ROUND BALES OF PINE
SRAW Freshly hand raked. ALSO
mulch 'A ROUGH CUT LUMBER
freshly cut for sale. Call 892-2102.
Leave r ess.co. 15wds
FILL DIRT,
clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway material,
All delivered.
Spreading available.
Driveways built.
Anything hauled.
RED'S HAUL'N.
859-0224
10 HP CRAFTSMAN MOWER for
'parts. 12 Hp Craftsman mower need
some work. $100 for both. Cal 836-
4583. tfp 3/10
FILL DIRT
$70 8 yd load.
We also haul clay, and gravel.
Spreading available.
We do driveways and backhoe
work, And small land clearing jobs.
Free estimates 892-3873.
:Washer & dryer $175 for both.
,Clothes dryer $70. Also stove, fridge
;and windows for sale. 334-858-7501
.or i850l 834-4301. tIc 4/11
GOOD HORSE AND COW HAY fer-
tilized Argentina-large roll under barn.
Limited amount. $22.00 a roll. 850-
834-3223.1 ltp 3/10
PERENNIAL/PEANUT HAY for
horses & goats. $5 a bale. 834-
3881 .tfc 3/11
FROM MY PRIVATE COLLECTION,
AN Ansonisa "Monterey" enam-
eled iron clock with statuary and
enameled dial dating from 1890, in
excellent condition. Movement over-
hauled by expert clock maker. This
clock is a little piece of Walton
County history. It belonged to Mrs.
Yates, the schoolteacher, and her
family before her Best offer over
$750. Serious inquires only. This is
a one time only offer. Call 892-9633
ask for Mike. 1tp
VERY OLD COOK STOVE. Black &
white Muscogee with oven heart in-
dicator, Has top oven warmer.
$1,000. Very good condition.
LUGGAGE CARRIER. For van or

Southern Homes Inc.

FREE
ESTIMATES

Need mobile
home repairs?
Moving?

Call Don at
Southern Homes, Inc.
(850) 892-3126


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT



Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: Jan. 24th
National Certification


Financial Assistance
-Job Placement in your area
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.Equipment-School.com


car. $75. Good condition. Color gray
LARGE DOLL COLLECTION-just
some 4-Shirley temple doll with cos-
tumes. From her movies. Over 85
porcelain dolls to choose from with
original boxes. 892-7742. 2tp 3/3-3/
10
ATTENTION CAKE MAKERS
For sale, Copy Kat machine, Asst.
Cake Pans, Barbie, Big Bird, etc..
Decorating books w/lessons, cake
decorating kits wedding-baby
shower and asst. kits for children
cakes. Must see to appreciate. Value
$650, Will sell all for $125.00 Call
for 951-0702.2tp 3/3-3/10
FOR SALE ROUGH SAWN lumber
1 inch pine @ .40 board foot. 1 inch
Cypress @ 1.23 board foot. 892-
6400 or 376-6849. tfc 3/4
FISH FOR STOCKING ponds, and
lakes. Channel catfish coopernose
bluegill, shellcracker and largemouth
bass. Lake Geneva Fisheries 334-
684-6473. 12tc 3/10-5/26
ONE SIDED tanning bed for sale.
Excellent condition. $1,200. (850)
865-9437. ltp 3/10
12x24 FT PORTABLE BLDG. You
move $2,800. See at 260 Black
Bass. 892-3109.1 ltp 3/10



PETS/SUPPLIES/
SERVICES


EASTER PET PHOTOS
1 day only. March 12.
Call 892-3260.
2tp 3/3-3/10
HAPPY JACK KENNEL: STRON-
GEST flea and tick protection.
Quicker kill, longer residual. Con-
tains NO growth regulators! Frank
Cash & Carry 835-4221. 4tc 3/3-3/
24



HUGHES
THRIFT SHOPPE
WE BUY AND SELL
GOOD USED FURNITURE





BRANDI'S ATTIC
SELF-SERVICE MiNISTORAGE
835-2850
1/2 Mile N. of Bay Bridge on
331 or 5 Miles S. of Freeport
5x10 $20 to 10x20 $60
Well Lighted & Secure Area
Manager Lives On Location


shee


DeCK lKltS
Available


6'x8'
8'xlO'
8'x12'


8'x16'
12'x14'
12'x16'


Includes post framing,
5/4 deck boards,
handrails and sq. spindles


WHITE ENGLISH BULL DOG PUP-
PIES. 8 weeks old $110.00 892-3086.
after 5 pm.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES-2
females left. Born Nov. 21 st. Call 892-
6369. 1tp 3/10



LIVESTOCK/
SUPPLIES


WHITE HOG-About 250-lbs. 892-
3180. After 6 pm. ltp 3/10




AUTOS

1997 BLACK JEEP WRANGLER
4x4 75,500 miles, automatic trans-
mission, less than 5 thousands miles
on new tires. $5,950. Call (850) 305-
1355. 2tp 3/10-3/17
CAN'T GET AUTO FINANCING?
Buy here. Pay here. TP Motors. 892-
7444. tfn 9/2


89 MERCEDES-300 SEL. 951-
1137 or can be seen at 1 Stop Auto
Shop. tfc. 1/6
1997 FORD CONVERSION VAN-
TV/VCR, Captain chairs, fully
loaded. $6,500. 892-3271. ltp 3/10
2003 LINCOLN LS 17K miles-
$23,995. Call David Wilson @ 863-
2161.1tc 3/10
2002 FORD F-250 SD 4x4 ext. cab.
$24,995. Call David Wilson @
863-2161.1tc 3/10
2003 TOYOTA SEQUOIA LIMITED
-$34,995-. Call David Wilson @
863-2161.1tc 3/10
2003 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER-
$46,995.. Call David Wilson @ 863-
2161.1tc 3/10
2003 DODGE RAM 1500 DOUBLE
CAB-$22,995. Call David Wilson
@ 863-2161.1tc3/10
2002 MASERATI CONVERTIBLE-
10K MILES-$75,900 Call David
Wilson @ 863-2161.1tc 3/10
2003 FORD EXPEDITION-17K
MILES $24,995.. Call David Wilson


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From $995


PER SQ.U'ARE


GOLDEN METALS, INC.
Since 1942
GULFPORT, MS 800-777-6216 ext. 230 MOBILE,AL
LARGE STOCK PROMPT DELIVERY


Hwy. 90 East & Norwood Rd.
DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
Bonifay 547-0726
Chipley 638-8183
Self-service Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit* Units are carpeted
5x5 = $20 5x10 = $28
10x10 = $38 10x20 =$68


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PORTABLE BUILDINGS






Tactoai irDwect 7ricea
Ea&y Tayctients
(850)836-4545
or836-4455
Hwy 90
Ponce de Leon, FL
(Next To Hall's Hardware)


AG BARN KITS
Certified & Engineered
Metal Trusses

3,,



*Any Size Available
* Engineered Drawings
* Painted Roofing Available


Why Pay More?
Tri States Leader in Barn Kit
and Deck Kit Sales Since 1997
Fence Posts IC 1 Landscape
M Timbers
All Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen Sinks Tile Board
Vanities Countertops
Laminate Flooring Tub Units


Panhandle Salvage Lumber ;,t,8a.m. -Noon
405 WEST HWY. 90, BONIFAY, FL (850) 547-9354 www.panhandlesalvage.com


CROCKETT LOG HOMES
(Log- Timber Frame Post and Beam
& Structural Panel
Construction Systems A available)
Ben Hoffman / Dealer
108 Pisces Lane, De Funiak Springs, FL
Log &Siding Samples-Pictures-Assorted Information
850-892-3037


Carolina Carports, Inc.
Carports Buildings Garages
18'x21'
DOUBLE CARPORT
$679.00
14 Gauge, 5 Ft. Legs
This price includes FREE installation. CHEAPEST PRICES AROUND
S,,Sonny Heath: 892-9717 ~ 892-4347 Cell 830-4905 5



ABOUT GUTTERS



SEAMLESS GUTTER SYSTEM
LICENSED AND INSURED
682-3043 858-8826
LINC 23*2126



RECALL NOTICE
The recall involves all Aprilaire Model 5000
Electronic Air Cleaners. The air cleaners are almond
colored, and located near the heating and cooling
equipment. An identification label on the access door
reads "Aprilaire Model 5000."
Consumers should immediately turn off the unit or
unplug it. Contact Research Products Corp. to
receive a free repair kit containing the flame-
retardant inner housing and filter.

Toll Free 1-888-742-2401, www.aprilaire.com
IlJ c," brouqhl lI o ou A b rt mer..i n Air S ,t/lmrri:s If
yo':u are ncil comlorlable with i I rjllin ihe repair ki, f
plea'e gqeI us 3 call anid we Can ake ca:.re ,I II for'
yLou Ifreie ul ':ihage ,Aprilire will pij us 3 n',niin- al fee
1I proidie riis Oervice 6392280-4


IIIL "The Telephone Man"





Business & Residential Installations & Prewire
Business Systems A/f Majoir Brands!
Cat 5 Cabeling
Fiberoptics
Networking
Voicemail
Beepers
Sales, Lease & Repair
Local Telephone Service U-S
Authorized Shipping Outlet "


NEW-TEL Communications
23 South 7th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433 E-


(850) 892-2934
1-800-827-2934
Fax: (850) 892-6357
-Mail: www.newtel@dfsi.net


Drainline Repairs
Gray Water Systems
Certifications


NOW LEASING



MINI-WAREHOUSES
1504 US HWY 90 W
For Reservations or Info
Call 892-3612


A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.
2012 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
+ NEW FACILITY +
+ AFFORDABLE PRICING +
+ AVAILABLE: 5'x10', 10'x10', 10'x20' +
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED
HWY. 90 WEST & 331 NORTH
(850) 892-4677
MANAGED BY: CROWN INVESTMENT PROPERTIES



NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR 1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. AT
HERITAGE & QUAIL RUN APT.,
315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
( EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS!


Serving NW Florida South Alabama since 1983





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CALL







DAY or NIGHT
fax 682-9679


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1997 BUICK ULTRA LOADED, new
tires. Located at 689 Twin Lakes
Drive. $6915. 1tp 3/10

BOATS
RHINO BOATS Joe's Motor Service,
Inc., Hartford, AL 334-588-2968. tfc
6/24.
SEA'NYMPH BASS BOAT-16FT, 3
seater, Johnson 40 hp motor. (Com-
plete overhaul), trolling motor, depth
finder, yacht club trailer, am/fm/cas-
sette in-dash stereo, never used.
$400 Bimini sunguard vinyl top. Ask-
ing $4,000. OBO. 892-0872. tfp 1/2


MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
2003 CLAYTON HOME for sale. Im-
maculate 3bd/2ba doublewide. Fire-
place. Call for details. Home 835-
0278. Cell 428-4998. 2tp 3/3-3/10
NAVARRE-3Bdrm/2Bth. Brand New
ordered to your specs on 1/2 acre
lot. $500 dwn-$750 mo. PITI. (850)
864-5517. tfc: 12/9-17WDS
CRESTVIEW-3 Bdrm/2 Bth. Brand
New ordered to your specs on 1/4
acre lot. $500 dwn-$651 mo. PITI.


419 John White Road,
DeFuniak Springs -, ..
OPEN HOUSE .
MARCH 12TH A.
FROM 1:00-3:00.
3 BR/1 Bath with new
roof, vinyl in kitchen, carpet replaced last year. Freshly painted in
bedrooms. Glass top range and refrigerator. Screen in back porch
and a swimming pool. On well water and septic system.
$169,400.00.
P.O. Bx 635, 257 US Hwy. 90 East DeFuniak Springs, FL 32415
Pn. (850) 892-2115 (8501 892-2010 Fax 1850) 892-9097
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CRESTVIEW, FL 32539

10 to 20 Acre Tracts in the
DeFuniak Springs Area
Starting at $65,000
$650 down & $650 mo.

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Call today for information!
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YARD SALES
YARD SALE Saturday March 12th 7-
12. Household and baby items, Fur-
niture and much more 865 Hinote Rd,
DFS. ltp 3/10
YARD SALE Hwy 83 Glendale Fri-
day and Saturday 8 am until. Spring
cleaning house sale and shed multi
family sale. Tools, furniture, Too many
items to list. Approx. 10 miles N. 83
next to Masonic Lodge 1tp 3/10


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5.79 acres with 2 working wells, and electric
power. Acres high and dry. County Rd. 79A
Holmes County. $35,000.00.
60 acres 11 miles north of Ponce de Leon,
FL. This property fronts on 1/2 mile of a county
maintained rd. Would be perfect for a home site
or hunting. Abundant wildlife. Hudson Rd.
$300,000.00.
Great house on stilts with large back yard
that goes to Shoal River. There is a small pond
that refills out of Shoal River. 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, approx. 1,360 sq. ft. 25 Plantation Ln.,
DeFuniak Springs, FL. $180,000.00.
Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fenced yard, front &
back porch. 591 Van Buren, DeFuniak Springs,
FL. $60,000.00.


Rock Solid in


Real Estate


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(1035

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$495,000g


CLOSE TO THE LAKEYARD
(R-2827) 3 BR/2 BA brick home with 2000- SF. Home fea-
tures formal living and dining room, large spacious family
roofn, great size kitchen with eat in area. Home sits on 3
city lots and has a large detached garage and also a
separate workshop!
$229,000







$57,36


BEST DEAL
(R-1030) 3 BR/2 BA doublewide on 1.8 acres. Home is
over 1600 sq. ft. with fireplace. New carpet and new roof.
Decks just built on front, side and back.
Minutes from town....
$79,900





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^^^|$65,000^


HIGHWAY 331 SOUTH
(A-2848) 1.97 acre parcel, cleared with 242 feet fronting
Highway 331 just south of 1-10. Commercial use avail-
able. Building could be up to 9,999 sq. ft. Think of the
possibilities.
$389,000


MePruifield & Pential

Menifield & Pilcher


Realty


MLS.~


Sally R. Merrifield, Broker
850-865-0640


Ashleigh Murray
850-685-7822


Terry J. Pilcher
850-865-2541


Dawne Miller
850-225-7710


Christa Merrifield-Mitchell
850-978-2973


Debbie Jones
850-865-2541


Jack Cole
850-585-6707


Celebration Homes
355 US Hwy 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-7775


(A-1033)



L FREEPORT-
26 acres East of Freeport.
Over 26(00 feet on Hwy. 20 and. less than 1/4
Tnile to the new Windswept Subdivision.
Endless possibilities with this large parcel.

Not many of these available....
$51280000


COMMERCIAL~
S ROT/ARN
( -109)Gratwtefrntpacl itSedls
posiiltis.Amot 00ftg n hewaert


682 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone (850) 892-9650 Toll Free 1-888-892-9658
Fax 850-892-9651


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WANTED TO BUY


WANTED WALTON HIGH SCHOOL
Annual Yearbooks. 892-2811. 1tp 3/
10


ARE YOU CLEANING
OR BARN, moving or j
of stuff? We buy ever
cast iron skillet to the
swing, one piece or ho
Red Holland at Red's R
1-850-763-1300. 3/10-.


WANTE
JAZZ, SWING MUSIC
Sat. nights at the all ne
ing Club Zoots in Hot
Call 892-4383. tfc 3/3


OUTASHED
ust getting rid
thing from a
P fr n t n r ,.v h


FOR RENT: DEFUNIAK 2/3 Bed-
room 2 full bath home, hardwood
floors/carpet, LR/DR, Walk to Circle,
upgrades, clean, quiet established
neighborhood, No HUD, No pets.
$775 plus deposit. 892-4740

1800 SQ. FT. office space. Excel-
lent for Doctors office's or real es-
tate offices. Call 974-5010 or 951-
2244 for more information, tfc 2/24


Duse full. Call PROPERTY FOR RENT
usty Rooster. Lakefront-Lake Juniper, DeFuniak
4/28 Springs, Attractive cottage on the
Lake, 2 Bdrm/2Ba. Family room,
den, large kitchen, Stainless steel
"D fridge, screened porch, boat dock,
Electric Boat lift, Dead end Street.
CIANS-Fri & No pets. $975 month plus deposit..
ew and excit- Call 850-585-07234tc 3/3-3/1 38wds


el DeFuniak.


FOR RENT

SPRINGS EAST APARTMENTS,
INC. For rent 1, 2 and 3 Br apart-
ments. Water, sewer and garbage
Pickup included. Phone 892-7012,
685-2255. NO PHONE CALLS AF-
TER 6 PM. tfc 6/24

3 BD/2 BA HOME FOR RENT. 1,200
sq. ft. CH/A, appliances, washer/
dryer hookups. HUD accepted. Glen-
dale Area. $750 month plus SD. 850-
244-7389. ltp 3/10

NEWLY RENOVATED
1 BR/1BA cottage unfurnished
on 5 acres
with shed, stove,
refrigerator, dishwasher
Realty One Services.
664-6368.

$260/month-2bedroom trailer. 49
Andrews Avenue. Directions: Take
Highway 90 East, to North Davis
Lane, right on Andrews Avenue. No
pets! Lease/deposit. 892-2284. tfc 1/
27-22WDS

LAKE VIEW FURNISHED 1 bed-
room apt. with balcony @ 536
,Baldwin Ave. DeFuniak Springs. Air
'and heat. Cable/TV available. $500
9r $650 includes utilities. Short term
Ok. 859-0188 or 239-470-0041. 1tc
9/10

,3 BD SINGLE WIDE in DeFuniak
*pi'ngs.$S55 mrnonirr-$556 deposit.
Call 892-5247. lIp 3'10

OFFICE SPACE 40 South 5th St.
(one block from court house) 1,200
sq. ft. Designed for Attorney's Office.
Rent includes water-sewer, garbage,
grounds maintenance. Two en-
trances. 892-5995. 27wds tfc 1/13



Southern Homes Inc.
UPSCALE
manufactured and
modular homes -
land/home packages
available.
Choose from
Champion
Advantage and the
new Scotbilt.
Financing available.

Southern Homes, Inc.
42 Laird Rd.,
Hwy. 9o,
Mossy Head, FL.
(850) 892-2232


EXECUTIVE HOUSE- 6th tee of De-
Funiak Country Club, affordable golf-
ing, no cart storage fee for those liv-
ing on the country club. 5299 under
roof, 4,040. Heated, 3 large bdrms,
4.5 baths. Hugh master bdrms with 2
master bathrooms, upstairs bdrm
suite with sitting area. Fully enclosed
heated/cooled pool, formal dining. Ex-
ercise room, office, enclosed porch
facing golf course. Attached 2 -car


garage & storage shed, fish pond,
Jen-Air range, side by side steel
fridge. Washer/dryer. $1,900 month.
& deposit..No pets. Call 850-585-
0723. 4tc 3/3 -3/3179wds

RENT-TO-OWN: 3 Bedroom mobile
home, fixer upper on rented lot. Com-
bined trailer payment and lot rent
$325 with $1,000 down. Cherokee
Park Unit #7. See at 456 South 19th
Street in DeFuniak. 892-2284, tfc 3/


HOMES FOR RENT IN
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL!
NEW 3 bdrm/2 bath on small lake -
$950/mo w/$950 deposit available
5/05.
Several 2 bdrm/1.5+ bath on small
lake $700/mo w/$700 deposit. -
(850) 892-3334 DAYS
(850) 830-8888 EVENINGS.


f .WATERFRONT
HOME.
Nice, 3 BD/2BA,
1735 sq. ft. in
S I Ten Lakes Estates.
$275,000.00
25 ACRES
Realty, I n c. in Euchee Valley,
nicely wooded,
S 892-3978 1000 plus frontage
.9 -397 on Hwy. 183.
MIS Cell (850) 685-4100 $250,000.00


SALOgS *F S





GA Le-WAJD


WATERFRONT! 40 Acres w/ 1320 Feet on the
Beautiful Choctawhatchee River located in pristine
State Forest, 134 RV Campsites, plus with recreation
lodge, Can be subdivision $2,080,000
COMMERCIAL! 9.5 Acres/175 Ft. Frontage A
on Hwy 331- Can be subdivision -
Up to 10 Units per acre $1,550,000
* GULF FRONT! Only 10% Down Pre-Construction
Condos, Panama City Beach, Majestic Beach Towers,
975. SF $472,875, Shores of Panama 911 SF $480,000

CONTACT Gail Powell Broker
Ph: 850-622-0975 Ph2: 850-830-3722


New
:i -.. Construction

Remodeling

-Jeff 8' Jerry Darby
Let Us Build Your New Home!

LIC. #CRC1327277 LOCAL CONTRACTOR


Bay Harbour
Waterfront lots:
Lot 7 $699,900 owner/agent
Lot 17 $599,900
Lot 32 $750,000
Interior Lot 92 $199,900
LaGrange Cove
Gated waterfront subdivision
on LaGrange Bayou. Lot 12
$599,900
George Ellis Point,
Freeport
145' on the Bayou with dock
and boat lift. $675,000
Windswept Dunes
LOt Un the i.tli Gren
$ 2,. Q0, j-,, akefr.olt J Iq.oev -.,,
looking #2,Fairway $279,9009
Waterview Cove
3B/2Ba home features open,
split bedroom floor plan, great
room w/fireplace, eat-in
kitchen. Has boat access to
Alaqua Bayou and Choc. Bay.
$344,900
Santa Rosa Beach
Walk to Ed Walline Park
A very desirable area
3/3 $375,0oo
Santa Rosa Beach
Spacious 3B/2BA home,
custom windows overlooking
serene lake. Truly unique with
a picturesque setting.
$299,900.





(850) 835-4153


Call Cindy Cook
1-850-428-3311 or 267-2747

COASTAL LIVING REALTY


0NO IS0 0IE TO LI TYO R SR PE TY


SEE WHAT'S NEW at.....

*300 ft. on Hwy 331 S. & Sweetwater Lane MLS#347127........$349,900
*25 Fenced Acres w/pond and 2172 Sq. Ft. Home
3 Bdrm/2.5 Ba M LS # 373653................................................. 349,900
*Very nice Manufactured Home on 1+ Acres near the new
WindSwept Golf Course MLS # 380096................. ..............$175,000
*1612 Sq. Ft. 3Bdrm/2Ba Home in Waterview Cove with
beautiful Bayou views MLS # 376728................................... $339,900
*Bayou Front Home with tennis court, Work shop
and more! Homesite on 1+ Acres MLS #.379968..................$1.750,000
*New Mobile Home on 4.5 Acres (Ask for Vickie) ................$210,000
*Pitts Bayshore 2 Lots w/Tap fee paid, a well care for furnished, s/w
mobile home is on one lot, short walk to Bay MLS# 373645.....$130,000
*Phillips Dr. 3bdrm/2ba Steel frame construction home sits on 3/4 Acre
very well landscaped, 2 car garage MLS# 374348....................$324,900


*4 Lots Southwood Cir. MLS# 378575 ..................... .... Each. $64,900
*2 Lots near Bay Horseshoe Lane ..................... ........... $74,500 each
*Beautiful lot in Waterview Cove MLS# 372817........ $125,000.Pending!
*Lots on Black Creek, Lodge Rd. Start at .............................$...$70,000
*Beautiful 1.6 Acres on Bay Loop Road.................................... 220,000
*Lot on Alden Ln. across the street from Bay................. S90,000Pending!
*Lot 100 x 180 on Taurus in Santa Rosa Beach MLS# 377021..$229,900
*2 AC Zoned RC in City Limits, Max density is 16 Single Family
or 28 Townhomes, Currently has 2 homes w/3/2each
MLS#370917.............$995,000
*32 Beautiful Wooded Acres with rolling hills MLS# 377094....5112,000
*3 Acres on J.W. Hollington Rd. MLS # 380054.....................$249,900
*1 Acre on Four Mile Rd., Zoned R-2 MLS# 380381................ 375,000
*Wooded Lot in Magnolia Baye S/D MLS # 308467..................S89,900
*10 Acres in the Bay Loop area of Freeport MLS # 376334....S 1.350,000
*.68 Acre on the 17th Hole in WindSwept Estates. the property is
cleared and ready for building MLS# 375215...........................S225,000
*Alaqua Creek 95ft. on the water ask for Vickie.........................$S145,000
*Waterfront Lot in Magnolia Baye S/D MLS# 379647 ..............5550.000
*Over 1/2 Acre on a canal with beautiful oak trees
south of Hwy 20 M LS # 380506.... .................................... 239,000

*50 Ac on 3 pts. of major Co. intersection MLS#375590.............$625,000
*76.7 Ac, cleared, fenced, mile off Hwy 83 MLS#378862...........$339,000
S10 A cres on Trout Lane.................................................................S75,00 )

*4bdrm home, 25 Ac., pole barn, rolling/fenced pasture, pond,
good seclusion within short miles to 1-10 MLS #373653............ 365.000
*Waterfront Townhome with picturesque views, located in Shalimnar
M L S # 3716 11 ................................................................................$ 365,000


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... *HOT, HOT, HOT....
Lowest Priced pre-construction!
Pick your colors while
you still can MLS#377490
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BUYING? SELLING?
In Freeport Call:
Tonja Bonds, Vickie Beard
LindaWasiuta
Beverl,. Johnson
Michael Hatfield
Jamie Landreneau
850-835-1331
In DeFuniak Call:
Diane Huggins, Lisa Ruby
John Danilow
850-951-2130


Southern Homes Inc.
COMPLETE
Land/home packages
available, including
wells, septics,
permits, lot clearing,
decks, porches, etc.
Top quality
2,3, 4 & 5
bedroom homes
available.

Southern Homes, Inc.
42 Laird Rd.,
Hwy. 9o,
Mossy Head, FL.
(850) 892-2232


Do You Have Bad Credit?















Prestige Home Center
will approve you on a new home if you own land or if
someone in your family will deed you some land.
* NO MONEY DOWN LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS
Call us or stop by TODAY while RATES are still LOW
233 N.E. Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach
850-864-5517 888-837-5517


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


RENT-TO-OWN: 2/2 Mobile on
Rented Lot. $475/month with $3,500
down. Go east Highway 90: Left East
Highway 90: Left on N. Davis Lane,
Go to stop sign, left to 483 German
Club Road. 892-2284. tfc 3/3 33wds

RENT-TO-OWN: 1/1 Mobile on
rented lot. $325/month with $2,000
down/Go west on Highway 90; Right
:on Walden; go to last road on right.
86 Tulip East. 892-2284, tfc 3/3

FOR RENT 2 BD/SBA House in
;Freeport. $900. 951-0226. ltp 3/10


STORAGE BUILDING
FOR RENT

1,700 square foot with fenced yard.
$300/month-You maintain. Not for liv-
ing in. 892-2284. tfc 3/10



LOST/FOUND


PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES,
Tuesday, March 1, Possibly near
Ed's Tastee Freeze or along McCall
Dairy Rd area Call 850-862-2647 if
found.1tc 3/10


PERSONAL

LISTEN TO THE Country Store.
Mondays-Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. on
AM 1460 WZEP to buy, sell or trade,
lost & found. BE LISTENING WZEP
AM 1460 offers FREE yard sale
signs. Listen to THE COUNTRY
STORE for details or stop by 449
North 12th during office hours. Mon-
Fri. tf c

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE W/ no
court appearance. Including chil-
dren, property, missing spouse.
Names changes forms. Self help-law
books w/forms. ABLE LEGAL
FORMS 244-
2230.www.ablelegalforms. com. tfn
9/28



REAL ESTATE


I BUY HOUSES!
Any area, any condition.
Any Price. Avoid foreclosure
892-5633/830-1014.
tfc 9/2

LAND FOR SALE-275 acres off Bob
Sikes Road. Call 850-830-0954. tfc
3/10

1 BUY HOUSES AND LAND
No HA$$LE$. Quick closing$
Call now 892-2284.
tfc 3/10


Delta Health

Care Center
Interested in becoming a
CNA?
Our -i. !it, is now offering to
send people to the Vo Tech in
Walton Co. to become a CNA.
Applications are now being
accepted. Deadline (March
24th). If you need more info,
call Connie Hamilton at
DHCC orcome in and apply.
Delta Health Care Center
138 ,afJnde-iin Lane
Destin, FL
850-267-2887


SERVICES


TRACTOR WORK, Bushhogging
and lot clearing available. Call 974-
2259/892-9838. tfp 10/28

WINDHAM MUFFLER & AUTOMO-
TIVE HWY 331 Paxton, FL (850)
834-2011 Diagnostic & troubleshoot-
ing, mufflers & dual exhaust systems,
oil, filter & lube, tune-ups, brake &
transmission, service, catalytic con-
verters, universal joints, CVC shafts,
rebuild rear ends, minor automotive
repair. FLOWMASTER MUFFLERS
in stock. Hours: Mon-Fri. 8 am 5
pm; Saturday by appointment, tfc 9/
2

TRACTOR WORK Bushhogging,
garden breaking, landscaping. 850-
892-5633. tfc 2/19

SELF EMPLOYED
Looking for a starting capital?
Need to expand a small business
Need help with
debt consolidation.
Call toll free 1-877-791-1384.
2tc3/10-3/17

TRACTOR WORK, Disc, bushhog,
driveways, rocked. 892-2522. 4tp 2/
17-3/10

CHECKOUT HOME BUSINESS.
Get a Free Website. Not a fly by
night. Company is 136 years old.
www.tsginfo.com and enter code
EM4333.. 4tp 2/17-3/10

CHAUTAUQUA LAWN CARE Ser-
vice-No job to large or little 585-1518.
4tp 2/24-3/17

HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR
closet that needs repair and no
idea now to do it.
Call PAULA
850-548-1253 or 850-305-3438.
4tc 3/10-3/31


CONCRETE WORK-Driveways,
sidewalks, patios or pole barn job. No
job too large or small. Call me Ervin.
682-3964. 4tp 3/10-3/31

RL'S GRASS CUTTING
SERVICES.Will till small garden,
plols, flier beds 850-859-1093.4ip
3/10-3/31

ART CLASSES available for adults
and children. Call Skippy 850-892-
3037 for information. 2tc 3/10-3/17


HELP WANTED

DELIVERY/DRIVER
WAREHOUSE
for plumbing wholesale -Class D li-
cense-fast paced drug free work-
place, Great advancement. Oppor-
tunity. Pay neg. Call DENNIS 267-
2783. ltp 3/10





Full time Year Round
position for organized
person who works well
with others, has an
outgoing personality,
along with office and
computer skills.
Apply in person:

One Seagrove
Place
4100 East 30-A
Seagrove Beach
or send resume
to
(850) 231-5543


Subscribe today to the DeFuniak Herald/
Beach Breeze
VISA/Mastercard
892-3232
892-7991


Send your

Arts & Entertainment News
to
Chuck Hinson,
clo The DeFuniak Springs Herald
676 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-3232
Fax: 892-2270
E-mail: herald@dfsi.net


NEED BABYSITTER in my home
(Mossy Head area).
Call Sherri for info. 892-4766.
2tp 3/10-3/17

SPA BLUE
Grayton Beach needs nail
technicians, massage therapists.
Opening in April.
Call 231-5784.
spablu.com
6tp 3/10-4/14

DO YOU KNOW
The difference between a hammer
and a speed square?
We have a job for you!
Carpenters/Helpers
$10/hr minimum.
Pre-employment drug screen
259-5525.
ltp 3/10

BOOKKEEPER WANTED
Quicken Books experience
Part/Full time
Bring resume to Hotel DeFuniak
892-4383.
tfc 2/24

WANTED EXP FAST LEARNING
AND FLEXIBLE OFFICE CLERK
Apply at AAA Truss Inc, at
188-A-N 9th Street.
DeFuniak Springs, FL
4tc 3/10-3/31

SUPERVISOR FOR LUMBER
AND HARDWARE DIVISION
Exp in Lumber and
Hardware a plus.
Apply at AAA Truss, inc.
at 188-A-N 9th Street:
DeFuniak Springs, FL
4tc 3/10-3/31

OFFICE HELP NEEDED in DeFu-
niak Springs. Must be computer lit-
erate. Communicate well with cus-
tomers. Duties include answers
multi-line phone, operate fax and typ-
ing. 892-2934. ltc 3/17

SOUTH WALTON COUNTY
MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT
is accepting applications for a full
time position of Mosquito Control
Technician. Applicant must become
certified within 6 months of employ-
ment, in Public Health Pest Control
$9.70 per hour. Must have a valid,
Florida Driver's License, a good driv-
ing record and be insurable.
SWCMCD is an equal opportunity
employer and a drug free workplace.
Applicatidhs'hiay be picked up at
SWCMCD office on County Road
393 North in Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459. Mon-Fri. 7:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Phone (850)267-2112. ltc
3/10

WANTED SOMEONE who repairs
metal buildings/roofing. For an exist-
ing building damaged by fallen trees
in DeFuniak Springs. 850-892-0651/
850-543-3286. ito 3/10

MRI TODAY

Bringing you tomorrow's
diagnostic technology
today. MRI Today is
looking to fill the follow-
ing positions:

MRI Technician I yr.
exp. preferred. Must have good
communication skills and be
able to work independently.

M-F, No Weekends, No
Holidays, Great Benefits
Package/401K

Please send resume via fax,
850-892-5120; or mail to 100
Coy Burgess Loop, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435 ATTN:
LINDA.


ARE YOU TIRED OF SEASONAL
JOBS that leave you unemployed
half of the year? If so, Gulf Stream
Plastics has a solution for you. Learn
plastics blow-molding while working
for the fastest growing company in
the area. Great benefits, paid vaca-
tions, company cook-outs, and more.
Opportunities for advancement
around. No experience necessary,
* We will train you. We are looking for
10 men and women to work full time
on our three shifts. Part time oppor-
tunities also available. Apply at 9646
Hwy 20 W or call Lauren @ 835-
6822.; tfc 3/2

EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS
only, please call 850-834-2017. tfc 2/
10

WANTED: EXPERIENCED
TRUCK DRIVER,
Class A CDL License required.
EOE
AAA Truss, Inc.
Accepting applications
at 188-A-N 9th Street.
DeFuniak Springs, FL
4tc.3/10-3/31

SHORT HAUL & REGIONAL
Pick your Hometimel
Big $$$ Weekly.
Lease/Purchase Available.
Own your our own truck!
No Money/Credit?
No Problem!
CDL-A w2yrs TT exp.Co.
Drivers welcome
Shelton Trucking.
800-877-3201.
1tp 3/10

CHAUTAUQUA REHABILITATION
AND NURSING CENTER is now hir-
ing LPN's on the 7 p-7a shift. Apply
in person at 785 S 2nd St. DeFuniak
Springs. 2tc 3/3-3/10

READY MIX DRIVERS
Competitive wages. Class A or B CDL
license. Hiring for the Point Washing-
ton and Panama City Beach plants.
Contact Mike at 850-596-0690. Drug
Free Workplace tfc 2/17

MURRAY'S CAFE now hiring part
time'help. Come by between 9 am -
10 am. or after 2 pm. 4tc 3/3-3/24

NEEDED: FULL TIME skilled car-
penter with own tools & transporta-
tion. Local DFS work. Fax resume &
references.to,(850) 892-2723.4tp 2/
17-3/10

FRONT DESK CLERK-Inspector for
South Walton area. Great pay and
benefits. Please call 888-267-2121,
or fax resume to 850-267-3759. 2tc
3/3-3/10

Chef
Tired of Crazy Hours?
Stressed From all the
Uncertainties of each days
work'?
Looking for a Change?
Delta Healthcare is looking
for a Culinary Arts
Professional to Manage a
Healthcare Kitchen on the
Emerald Coast.
Healthcare Experience not
Required.
We Will Train the Right
Person.
We Offer Competitive Wages,
Free Uniforms, Paid Holidays,
Free Medical Insurance,
A 401K Program With
Employer Sponsored Matches,
And Opportunities For
Advancement.
Interested Applicants
May Respond to
138 Sandestin Lane
Destin, FL 32550
Or Fax Resumes to
(850) 267-2887
Attention: Human Resources
E.E.O.E.
Drug Free Workplace


PLUMBERS AND HELPERS
needed in Ponce de Leon, Experi-
ence reliability and transportation a
must. We offer paid holidays, medi-
cal, dental and vision after 90 days
and paid vacation after 1 year. If y
you're looking for a good paying ca-
reer please call 850-951-2332/850-
685-1388. 4tc 3/10-3/3143wds

BUSY REAL ESTATE OFFICE in
South Walton area hiring housekeep-
ers. Must be insured and bonded.
Please call 888-267-2121 or fax re-
sume to 850-267-3759. 2tc 3/3-3/10

OFFICE HELP NEEDED
in DeFuniak Springs
Duties include typing, filing..
Must be computer literate.
Communicate well with customers.
Sales ability a plus.
951-1151.
974-0570.
2tc 3/10-3/17

K-FORCE SECURITY
Professional dependable
Energetic Officers.
Will perform duties at
various special details.
www.K-FORCESEC.com
850-836-9906
8tc 2/17-4/7

SEVERAL POSITIONS OPEN, Part-
time only, with varying hours, work-
ing with developmentally disabled
adults in Walton County. Positions re-
quire a valid Driver's License with
good driving record and ability to
pass local/federal background
checks and pre-employment drug
test. Interested applicants should
apply for employment through
AmStaff Human Resources at Wal-
ton County ARC, Inc. 1408A State
Hwy 83, DeFuniak Springs, FL be-
tween the hours of 7:30 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Equal
Opportunity Employer and Drug Free
workplace. tfc 2/10-76wds

TEACHER'S ASSISTANT needed at
Roehm Preschool @ 1595 Hwy 83
N. DeFuniak Springs. Salary Posi-
tion. Exp required. Apply in person.
1tc 3/10


Drivers
USA
Readymix concrete

Now Hiring CL A& B CDL
Readymix/Dump Truck
Drivers. Excellent Wages
and Benefits.
USA is an EOE.
Call 850-785-1934.
tfc: 11-18


-.


Stanley House

Assisted Living

Facility


Will train depend-
able, honest people
who are looking for
a career, not just a
job. Must have a
sincere desire to
work with our eld-
erly residents!
Call 951-1880


ARBY'S BEAVERS INC. Is currently
accepting application for Manager
Trainees at all area locations. Com-
petitive wages, flexible scheduling,
insurance, meal discounts and ca-
reer advancement opportunities. Ap-
ply in person. E.O.E. NO PHONE
CALLS PLEASE. tfnl/2 32wds

HELP WANTED, Auto Cad operator
for civil engineering. Send resume
and salary requirements to: Office
manager, 21323 Caribbean Lane,,
PCB, FL 32413. No phone calls. tfc
1/13

FRAMERS & CARPENTERS
needed. Pay DOE. Supervisor
needed. Must have transportation.
$12 to $15 DOE. Call Butch
Chapman Builders. 685-0679 /892-
0381. tfc

5 LOCAL DRIVERS
Needed
Home everyday
$39,000 --$55,000 yearly.
CLASS A with X ENDS.
1-866-923-3625.
tfc 4/29

DRIVER NEEDED Full time position:'
Must be reliable and have Class B
License. Mon-Fri 7-5. Sat. 7 -Noon.
Apply Sterling Lumber Co. 253 N. 9th.
Street. DeFuniak Springs. 1tc 3/10



Delta Health
Care Center
currently seeking

Part-Time Housekeeper

No experience required.
On the job training.

Apply in person
138 Sandestin Lane
Destin, FL 32550
850-267-2887


MEDICAL HELP,
WANTED



MDI CI


ASSISTAI














AM/PM WAIT
STAFF
AM PREP COOK
PM LINE COOK
HOSTESS
PM DISH-
WASHER
BARTENDER-
W/ EXPERIENCE

GOATFEATHERS
SANTA ROSA
BEACH
CALL JUSTIN
OR TOBIE JO
AT 267-2627
or 267-3342


C4 o Choctawhatchee Electric
I Cooperative, Inc.

FLEET TECHNICIAN
Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an
opening for a mechanic on its afternoon shift.
Applicants must have the ability to insure the operat-
ing longevity of cooperative vehicles and equipment by
performing routine maintenance and repair on light
and heavy duty vehicles, heavy equipment such as
backhoes and excavators and have the ability to per-
form electric and gas welding, and be certified (or
become certified) to repair AC. Certification for DOT
and air brake inspections a plus. Must have, or
acquire, a Florida Class A Commercial Driver's
License within six months of employment. The regular
hours of work are Monday to Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 11:00
p.m., with occasional weekends, holidays and overtime.
Applications will be accepted through March 25,
2005 at CHELCO's DeFuniak Springs General Office
Building located at 1350 West Baldwin Avenue.
Applicants-can pick up applications at any CHELCO
office and at www.chelco.com. Mail, fax, or e-mail your
application to CHELCO, Attn: Human Resources, P.O.
Box 512, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, fax #850-951-
2302 or hr@chelco.com. RESUMES ACCEPTED
ONLY IF ATTACHED TO APPLICATION
FORMS. Drug Free Workplace-EEO-M/F.


C 0 Choctawhatchee Electric
Cooperative, Inc.

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST
CHELCO is seeking an individual who would enjoy
working in its DeFuniak Springs office as an
Accounting Specialist. The selected individual will use
standard accounting principles to balance the books
and maintain the sound financial standing of the coop-
erative. The Accounting Specialist develops and main-
tains internal and external customers satisfaction, and
proactively recommends quality enhancements to the
accounting system. Requirements are: high school
diploma or equivalent and five years accounting expe-
rience or two years of college in accounting/finance,
good computer skills in accounting/spreadsheet pro-
grams, good data entry and excellent 10-key skills,
ability to lift up to 20 pounds, and must be able to sit
or stand for prolonged periods. Work is normally
Monday through Friday.
Applications will be accepted through March 25,
2005 at CHELCO's DeFuniak Springs General Office
Building located at 1350 West Baldwin Avenue.
Applicants can pick up applications at any CHELCO
office and at www.chelco.com. Mail, fax, or e-mail your
application to CHELCO, Attn: Human Resources, P.O.
Box 512, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, fax #850-951-
2302 or hr@chelco.com. RESUMES ACCEPTED
ONLY IF ATTACHED TO APPLICATION
FORMS. Drug Free Workplace-EEO-M/F.


PAGE 9-C








THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10. 2005


PAGE 10-C


BARTENDER WAITSTAFF
PREP COOK/DISHWASHER
.Immediate openings
Join our team at Hotel DeFuniak
Good income, Good hours
Visit us at
www.hoteldefuniak.com.
Apply in person.
tfc 8/19

CLINICAL SUPPORT FOR sub-
stance Abuse Program. Minimum re-
quirements are HS Diploma and 2
years exp. or AA with no exp. Posi-
tion located inside Walton Cl. Back-
ground check required. Fax resume
to UP, Inc 850-522-1534 or mail to:
PO Box 206, Panama City, FL 32402.
1tc 3/10

MANUFACTURING
MACHINE SHOP
Crestview area.
Immediate openings for
* Quality control mechanical inspec-
tors.
*CNC/Programmers/Set-up Experi-
enced.
* Material/Inventory Control/Shipping
receiving.
Competitive pay, benefits, climate-
controlled environment. Submit re-
sume: FAX 682-3543 or call for appt.
682-8033. 4tc 3/10-3/31


PART-TIME HANDYMAN NEEDED
for mobile home repairs. Must be
trustworthy and have own tools and
transportation. Knowledge in all dis-
ciplines helpful. Call 892-2915. tfc 9/
16

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER, with Clean
MVR w/2yrs experienced on CDL, 24
years old min. $9.60 per hour. Truck
may be kept at drivers home: Jim
Keeler. 850-834-2974. tfc 3/10
27wds

NOW HIRING IN MAGEE INDUS-
TRIAL PARK. 4 full time positions w/
benefits available (M-F 8-5) No ex-
perience necessary, will provide
training. Located at 9646 Hwy. 20.
W. between Portland and Choctaw
Beach. Call 835-6822 and ask for
Ava to set up interview. EOE. tfc 12/
30-40wds,

POSITION AVAILABLE
Job title: Field Appraiser I
Location: Walton County Property
Appraiser's Office DeFuniak
Springs Florida "
Date Posted: March 2005

Job Description: Field and office work
in the collection of land and prop-
erty data for mass appraisal pur-
poses. Job description available
upon request. Full time position.
High school diploma or GED re-
quired; experience in construction or
real estate field preferred.
Information and applications avail-
able at the Property Appraiser's of-
fice, 650 East Nelson Ave, DFS, FL
32433; ph 850-892-8123 fax 850-
892-8374. EOE/Drug Free Work-
place; Applications accepted until
March 15, 2005. 2tc 3/3-3/9

CONVENIENT STORE CASHIERS.
Salary to $7.75 per hour. Apply at
Petro Food Market at 1805 East
Nelson, or phone 892-0276. tfc: 12/
9

TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY COUN-
CIL, INC., is now accepting applica-
tions for a driver for the Walton
County Transportation Program.
Requirements: Must be 23 years of
age and have at least 5 years driv-
ing experience without violations.
Must have at least a Class D driver's
license, agree to annual physical and
background screening.
Duties: Transport riders to a pre-de-
termined schedule. Use two-way ra-
dio,.
Applications may be obtained at any
of the Tri-County Community Coun-
cil Inc., offices and submitted by Mon-
day, March 14, 2005, at 4:30 p.m. For
information call Sharon Kent, Admin-
istrative Coordinator, (850) 547-
3689.
Successful applicant will be subject
to pre-employment drug test.
Only qualified will be considered,
Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug and Smoke Free Workplace.
ltc 3/10-115wds

HERITAGE/QUAIL RUN
APARTMENTS
Maintenance position available. 40


hours w/benefits, Experience in
plumbing, electrical, carpentry, paint-
inrg/sheetrock, repair. Drug free
workplace, must have valid drivers
license & transportation. Some travel
required. Call 850-892-5232 or ap-
plications available at 315 South 19th
Street. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433.
Equal Opportunity Employer. 44wds
tftc 2/17

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED
NOW! No experienced required.
Werner has immediate positions for
entry-level semi drivers. Our avg.
Drivers earn more than $36K first
year. 60% of Werner drivers get
home nightly or weekly. 15 day CDL


Training now available in your area. DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
For a solid new career, call Today 1- TO: Diana L. Wakeyn
TO: Diana L. Wakelyn
888-280-5309. 5tc 3/3-3/31 115 Wakelyn Drive
DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 05DR000106

DEBRAANNE TUCKER,
Petitioner,

VS.

GREGORY ALAN TUCKER,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: GREGORY ALAN TUCKER,
289 OWLTOWN FARM DRIVE,
ELLIJAY, GA 30540.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Debra Anne Tucker,
whose address is C/O Charles A.
Wade, Esquire, P 0 Box 785, Crest-
view, Florida 32536, on or before
March 19, 2005 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at Wal-
ton County Courthouse, P 0 Box
1260, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435 before service on Petitioner,
or immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
,of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or strik-
ing of pleadings.

DATED: February 4, 2005

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Sharla Hall
DEPUTY CLERK
SEAL

4tc: February 17, 24, & March 3, 10,
2005 #319D

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL
DISTRICT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 2004-CA-000234

MICHAEL THIOMAS and
JAMES ARNETT,


vs.


Plaintiffs,


MABEL M. BACON, and
ROSALIE T. MCKENNA,

Defendant,
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MABEL M. BACON;
ROSALIE T. MCKENNA; ALL
PARTIES CLAIMING INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MABEL M. BACON,
ROSALIE T. MCKENNA AND
ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST
IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action to quiet title
to the following property in Walton
Cofinty, Florida:

Lot 4 in East Half of Block 61,
Town of Santa Rosa, according
to the map of Santa Rosa re-
corded in Plat Book 2, Page(s)
61, Public Records of Walton
County, Florida.

has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Karen L. Arnett, Esquire, attorney
for the Plaintiffs; whose mailing ad-
dress is at Chesser & Barr, P.A.,
36468 Emerald Coast Parkway, Old
South Centre, Suite 7102, Destin,
Florida 32541, on or before March
28, 2005 and file the original with
the Clerk of Court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.

Dated: February 17, 2005.

MARTHAINGLE
CLERK OF THE COURT

By: Tina Potts
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

4tc: February 24 & March 3, 10, 17,
2005 #354D

,IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO: 05DR000158

IN RE: The Marriage of:

HOWARD B. WAKELYN,

Petitioner/Husband,

vs.

DIANA L. WAKELYN,

Respondent/Wife.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR


IMPORTANT

A lawsuit has been filed against
you. You have 20 calender days af-
ter this summons is served on you
to file a written response to the at-
tached complaint/petition with the
clerk of this circuit court located at
the Walton County Clerk's Office,
Post Office Box 1260, DeFuniak'
Springs, Florida 32435.Aphone call
will not protect you. Your written
response, including the case num-
ber given above and the names of
the parties, must be filed if you
want the Court to hear your side of
this case.

If you do not file your writ-
ten response on time, you may
lose the case, and your wages,
money, and property may be
taken thereafter without fur-
ther warning from the Court.
There are other legal requirements.
You may want to call an attorney
right away. If you do not know an
attorney, you may call an attorney
referral service or legal aid office.

If you choose to file a written re-
sponse yourself, at the same time
you file your written response to the
Court, you must also mail or take a
copy of your written response to the
party serving this summons at:
Timothy Hilley Attorney at Law,
1031 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, Suite 3, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32433.

Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these
documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain au-
tomatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking
of pleadings.

DATED, this the 18 day of Febru-
ary, 2005

Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: /s/
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

4tp: February 24 & March 3, 10, 17,
2005 #355D

TDA# 05TX1754

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that Donald Paul Kelter. the
holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the prop-
erty, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 2329
Year of Issuance 1998

Description of property LOT 39
BLK 3 ORANGE PARK S/D.

Parcel ID No. 36-4N-21-38030-003-
0390 Base Bid $802.54

Name in which assessed:
ROBIN MADSEN: DORTHY C.
AYERS

Said property being in the
County of WALTON, State of
Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on the 28th
day of March, 2005 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 17th day of Febru-
ary, 2005.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida

By: Louise Pippin
Deputy Clerk

4tc: February 24 March 3, 10, 17,
2005 #356D

TDA# 05TX1755

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that Donald Paul Kelter, the
holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the prop-
erty, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 1085
Year of Issuance 1998

Description of property Beg 75
ft W ofNE cor Blk 1808 run S 100
ft. W 75 FT. N 100 ft, E 75 ft to
beg, Town of DeFuniak,.

Parcel ID No. 25-3N-19-19070-001-


8080 Base Bid $3370.17

Name in which assessed:
WILLIE COSTON and ROSA
COSTON

Said property being in the
County of WALTON, State of
Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder


at the courthouse door on the 28th
day of March, 2005 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 17th day of Febru-
ary. 2005.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida

By: Louise Pippin
Deputy Clerk

4tc: February 24 March 3, 10, 17,
2005 #357D

TDA# 05TX1756

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that Donald Paul Kelter, the
holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the prop-
erty, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 2599
Year of Issuance 1998

Description of property APOR-
TION OF GOVT LOT 100 & A
PORTION OF SURFSONG
CONDO PHASE II DESC AS
COM NE/C LOT 100. S 01 DEG
13'30"W 129.82 FT TO POB. N 88
DEG 46'30"W 21.30 FT N 49 DEG
55'49"W 29.02 FT, S 22 DEG
19'47"W 18.33 FT S 83 DEG
09'29"W 25.65 FT. S 04 DEG
37'32"W 27.51 FT. N 88 DEG
45'00"W 10.17'. S 26 DEG 49'40"E
58.94 FT, S 88 DEG 45'00"E 59.99
FT N 01 DEG 13'30"E 82 FT TO
POB OR 1327-127

Parcel ID No. 30-2S-21-42811-000-
0000 Base Bid $836.24

Name in which assessed:
SURFSONG CONDOMINIUM
ASSOC. INC.

Said property being in the
County of WALTON, State of
Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on the 28th
day of March, 2005 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 17th day of Febru-
ary. 2005.

MARTHAINGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida

By: Louise Pippin
Deputy Clerk

4tc: February 24 March 3, 10, 17,
2005 #358D

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Pleais'be advised that the Walton'
County Board of Commissioners
will hold a Public Hearing to con-
sider the following Ordinance dur-
ing their regular meeting on March
22, 2005 at 8:00 AM, or soon there-
after. The meeting will be at the
Walton County Courthouse located
at 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida. A Copy of the pur-
posed Ordinance can be obtained
from the Walton County Adminis-
tration Office located at 117 Mont-
gomery Circle in DeFuniak Springs,
Florida or by calling (850) 892-8155.

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISH-
ING THE SOMERSET COMMU-
NITY DEVELOPMENT DIS-
TRICT; NAMING THE DIS-
TRICT; DESCRIBING THE EX-
TERNAL BOUNDARIES OF
THE DISTRICT; GRANTING
SPECIAL POWERS; NAMING
THE INITIAL MEMBERS OF
THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT AND SEVER-
ABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agency
or authority of any county, munici-
pal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written re-
quest by a physically handicapped
person to attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairperson or direc-
tor of such board, commission,
agency, or authority, such chairper-
son or director shall provide a man-
ner by which such person may at-
tend the meeting at its scheduled
site or reschedule the meeting to a
site which would be accessible to
such person.

In accordance with Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all per-
sons are advised that, if a person
decides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency or commission
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings.
is made, which record includes the


testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based'.

Please be advised accordingly.

3tc: March 3, 10, 17, 2005 #359D

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please be advised that there will be
a joint meeting with the Walton
County Board of Commissioners
and the Economic Development
Council on March 15, 2005 begin-
ning at 5:00PM at the Walton
County Chamber of Commerce lo-
cated at 63 South Centre Trail,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Please be governed accordingly.


Kenneth Pridgen, Cha
Board of Commis
By: Dede Hinote, Adminis

2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#95-9

The Walton County School
has a vacancy that may b
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in a
for this position, please c
Zane Sunday. Personnel D
Phone 850-892-1100.

The deadline for accepting
cations is March 11, 2005.

LOCATION:
District Office: Instruction a:
riculum

POSITION:
School Psychologist

2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

PUBLIC HEARING NO'


airman
sioners
tration

#360D


T


District
e filled
or new

applying
contact:
director,


g appli-



nd Cur-




#362D

TICE


The Walton County Coastal Dune
Lakes Advisory Board will hold their
regularly scheduled meeting on
March 18, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the
South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31
Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. The fol-
lowing items will be heard:

Meeting opened by Chair with
Pledge

Announcements

Minutes Read/Approved

Follow-up from previous Board
Meeting

Ordinance on Water Withdrawal for
Construction Activities (Mary
Rosenheim)

Fact-Finding Topic Areas
Report on FDEP meeting re: lake
opening permits (Lloyd Blue)
Water Quality Monitoring (Phillip
Ellis)
Protection of Coastal Dunes Lakes
(Lloyd Blue)
Shoreline Restoration (Mary
Rosenheim)
Public Access (Meg Nelson)

Staff Report

Status of Traffic Study by Genesis
Status of clean up contract
Forestry assistance with burned ar-
eas Billy McKee
Proposed new developments in
Coastal Dune Lake Protection Zone
- Billy McKee
Kelly Finney and Renee Bradley to
discuss processes within the plan-
ning department

Meeting Adjourned .

In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agency
or authority of any county, munici-
pal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written re-
quest by a physically handicapped
person to attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairperson or direc-
tor of such board, commission,
agency, or authority, such chairper-
son or director shall provide a man-
ner by which such person may at-
tend the meeting at its scheduled
site or reschedule the meeting to a
site which would be accessible to
such person.,

In accordance with Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all per-
sons are advised that, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency or commission
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.


2tc: March 3, 10, 2005


#363D


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Number 04-CP-237

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BLANCHE M. PHILIPP,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of BLANCHE M. PHILIPP, de-
ceased, File Number 04-CP-237, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Wal-
ton County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Walton
County Courthouse, 571 U.S. Hwy.
90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:%.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.


All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unman
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

Notwithstanding the time peri4
ods set forth above, any clainm
filed two (2) years or more after
the decedent's date of death is
barred.

The date of the first publication
of this notice is March 3, 2005.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

SAMUEL M. PEEK
222 Government Street, Suite D
Niceville, Florida 32578
(805) 678-1178
Florida Bar No. 329010

Personal Representative:

Barbara Wheeler
129 Long Lake Drive
Destin, FL 32550

Judith Russell
1650 Lagrange Road
Freeport, FL 32439


2tc: March 3, 10, 2005


#364D


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 05CP000031

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

MARGARET M. PATTERSON,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate
of Margaret M. Patterson, deceased,
Case Number 05CP000031, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 571 U.S.
Highway 9,0 East, DeFuniak'
Springs, Florida 32433. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set:
forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT.

All persons on whom this notice
-is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court are required to file their'
objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFACOPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and-
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate or
whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date'
of the first publication of this notice-
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE'
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 3, 2005.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

/s/
Clayton J.M. Adkinson
P.O. Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-5195
Florida Bar #171651

Personal Representative:

/s/
Rebecca Buxton
399 Sarah Drive
Freeport, FL 32439

2tc: March 3,'10, 2004 #365D

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION.

CASE NO. 04-CA-000076

CMH HOMES INC., a Tennessee
corp., d/b/a LUV HOMES #124

Plaintiff,

v.

CARL E. PERKINS, deceased;
HARLEY WYMAN; ROSELLEN
WYMAN; UNKNOWN HEIRS: DE-
PARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS.
STATE OF FLORIDA; and JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE,

Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment dated









THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


rebruary 22, 2005, entered in this
cause, I.will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Walton
.County Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida on March 25, 2005,
at 11:00 a.m., Central Time, in the
front lobby, Second Floor, Walton
County Courthouse, all that certain
property located and situate in Wal-
ton County, Florida as more particu-
larly described as:

Lots 1 and 22, Block 48, Oakwood
Hills Subdivision, Unit 1, according
to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 90, of the Public
Records of Walton County, Florida.

IN WITNESS THEREOF I have
hereunto set my hand and official
seal this 25th day of February, 2005.

CLERK OF COURT

By: Louise Pippin
As Deputy Clerk


2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#301-14

The Walton County School
has a vacancy that may b
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in a
for this position, please conta
Cole. Principal, Phone (85
1240.

The deadline for accepting
cations is March 11, 2005.

LOCATION:
Walton County Vo-Tech

POSITION:
Data Entry Clerk

2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

PUBLIC NOTICE

To all Funeral Homes, Vai
Monument Businesses, Ple
advised as of this date 2/25/0
sometime ago a notice appe
Public Record that Caney
Cemetery was now Gill
Cemetery. However Caney
Cemetery is still located at
W., DeFuniak Springs. Cane
Baptist Church has a legal
from 1966 for 2.4 acres, the
has had their property survey
the Cemetery belongs to
Creek Baptist Church. It is
as Caney Creek Communit
etery.
Be governed accordingly.
Caney Creek Baptist
T

850-83

2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

. WORKSHOP NOTIC

Please be advised that th
be a joint Workshop with th
ton County Board of Commis
and the Planning Commiss
March 14 and March 21, 20
ginning at 5:00PM at the
Walton Courthouse Annex loc
31 Coastal Centre Blvd., San
Beach, Florida. This Works)
be held to discuss Large
Amendments before the Tra
tal Hearing.

Please be governed according

Kenneth Pridgen, Ch
Board of Commis
By: Dede Hinote, Adminis

2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT'
VACANCY NOTICE
#91-10

The Walton County School]
has a vacancy that may be
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in ap
for this position, please c
Zane Sunday,. Director of Per
Phone (850) 892-1100.

The deadline for accepting
cations is March 11, 2005,

LOCATION:
Van R. Butler Middle School
POSITION:
Principal

2tc: March 3, 10, 2005

PUBLIC HEARING NOT

The Walton County Recr
Board will hold their r
monthly meeting on Mar
2005, 6:00 p.m. at the Fri
City Hall, located in Frn
Florida. The following ite.
scheduled to be heard:

1. Financial Report
2. Chairman Report
3. Future Recreational D
ment Report
4. Other

In accordance with Section
Florida Statutes, whenev
board or commissioner of an
agency or authority, or o
agency or authority of any
municipal corporation, or ot
litical subdivision, which has
uled a meeting at which office
are to be taken receives, at li
hours prior to the meeting,
ten request by a physically
capped person to attend the
ing, directed to the chairper
director of such board, comm
agency, or authority, such ch
son or director shall provide
ner by which such person m
tend the meeting at its sch
site or reschedule the meet
site which would be access
such person.


In accordance with S
286.0105, Florida Statutes,
sons are advised that, if a
decides to appeal any decision.
by the board, agency or comr
with respect to any matter
ered at such meeting or hear
or she will need a record of t
ceedings, and that, for such p
he or she may need to
that a verbatim record of tI
ceedings is made, which rec
cludes the testimony and ev
upon which the appeal is
based.

Please be advised according

2tc: March 10, 17, 2005

NOTICE OF INTENT
THE SCHOOL BOAR
OF WALTON COUNT
FLORIDA TO AMEN
AN EXISTING RULI


SEAL The School Board of Walton
County, Florida, hereby gives notice
#366D of its intent to adopt amendments
to existing School Board Rule DKC,
V which is titled Authorized Travel Ex-
T penses, pursuant to the procedures
E set forth in the Administrative Pro-
cedures Act.

District PURPOSE AND EFFECT:
)e filled The purpose and effect of the
or new amendments to the rule is to change
the method of computing the reim-
pplying bursement for travel expenses to
act: Gail officers and employees.
0) 892-
SUMMARY: The proposed
amendments to the rule changes the
.g appli- reimbursements for travel expenses
to officers and employees to the
maximum Federal prescribed rate
for mileage and the Federal Stan-
dard rates for per diem and meals,
rather than the maximum rates set
by Florida Statutes as previously
prescribed.

#368D LEGAL AUTHORITY: The
adoption of the amendments to the
rule is authorized by Section
1001.41(2), Florida Statues, and the
ult and law implemented is Sectioins
ease be 112.061 and 1001.39, Florida Stat-
05, that utes.
ared on
Creek ECONOMIC IMPACT: The
Family amendments to the rule will result
y Creek in additional costs to the School
Hwy 2 Board. There has been no agency
y Creek statement of estimated regulatory
al deed costs prepared.
Church
yed and A public hearing will be held by
Caney the School Board of Walton County,
known Florida, at 6:00 o'clock p.m. during
y Cem- the regular board meeting on April
18, 2005, in the Board Room at the
Tivoli Administration Complex, 145
Park Street, DeFuniak Springs,
Church Florida, for the purpose of consider-
rustees ing adoption of the amendments to
the School Board Rule DKC. Any
34-2148 interested person hiay appear at the
hearing and present evidence and
#371D argument and be heard concerning
the adoption of the proposed amend-
E ments. Immediately following the
public hearing the School Board of
ere will Walton County, Florida will consider
he Wal- final action to adopt the proposed
ssioners amendments.
sion on
005 be- The entire text of the proposed
South amendments is on file and available
cated at for inspection during regular office
ta Rosa hours at the office of the Superin-
hop will tendent of Schools, Walton County,
a Scale Florida, which office is located at
ansmit- 145 Park Street, Suite 3, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida. Copies of the pro-
posed amendments are available to
.gly. the public at the Superintendent's
office.
airman
sioners If a person decides to appeal any
tration decision made by the School Board
with respect to any matter consid-
#373D ered at such meeting or hearing,
such person will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose,
T such person may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
District the appeal is to be based.
e filled
or new The School Board of Walton
County does not discriminate upon
applying the basis of any individual's disabil-
ontact: ity status. Anyone requiring reason-
rsonnel. able accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act to ensure access to or participa-
g appli- tion in the hearing should contact
Diane Hare, Secretary to the Su-
perintendent, at (850) 892-1100, Ex-
tension 1302, at least two (2) busi-
ness days in advance to make ap-
propriate arrangements.

The name of the person originat-
ing the amendment to the rule is
#376D Jim McCall, and the name of the
person approving the amendment to
TICE the rule for consideration by the
School Board is Carlene H. Ander-
eation son.
regular
ch 21, The Notice of Rule Development
eeport required by Section 120.54, Florida
eeport, Statutes, was published on March
ms are 3, 2005, in the DeFuniak Springs
Herald-Breeze.


/s/
evelop- CARLENEH. ANDERSON
Superintendent of Schools
Walton County, Florida

286.26, ltc: March 10, 2005 #380D


er any
y state
f any

county,
her po-
3sched-
ial acts
east 48
a writ-
handi-
s meet-
rson or
mission,
airper-
a man-
nay at-
eduled
ng to a
ible to


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#141-6

The Walton County School I
has a vacancy that may b
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in al
for this position, please c
Michael Murphy. Principal.
(850) 892-1201,

The deadline for accepting
cations is March 18. 2005.

LOCATION:
Freeport High School


section
all per-
person
n made
mission
consid-
ring, he


POSITION:
Music/ Band Teacher

2tc: March 10, 17, 2005 #381D

PUBLIC NOTICE


he pro- Please be advised that the Walton
purpose, County Board of Commissioners will
ensure hold a Special Meeting on March 16,
he pro- 2005 beginning at 3:00 PM at the
ord in- South Walton County Courthouse
evidence Annex located at 31 Coastal Centre
3 to be Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
The Board of Commissioners will
meet with Edward Prescott, Secre-
ly. tary of the Florida Department of
Transportation to discuss transpor-
#379D station issues.

OF Please be governed accordingly,
D
Y. Kenneth Pridgen, Chairman
D -Board of Commissioners
E By: Dede Hinote, Administration


Itc: March 10, 2005 #382D


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CII
IN AND FOR WALTON CO
FLORIDA

Case No.: 05DROO

Susan Michelle Sweeney,
Petitioner

and


Clarence Dwain Sweeney,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRLAQE

TO: (name of Respondent) Clarence
Dwain Sweeney
(Respondent's last known address)
8471 Cobb Rd., Manassas, VA
20110

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that: an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on (name of Petitioner)
Susan Michelle Sweeney whose
address is 30 McDaniels Fish Camp
Road, Freeport, FL 32439 on or'be-
fore (date) April 10, 2005 and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
at (clerk's address) 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Blvd, Ste 500, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459 before service on Pe-
titioner or immediately thereafter.
If you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these
documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file No-
tice of Current Address, Florida Su-
preme.Co.irt Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.)Future pFpers rin ,hs
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic'disclosure
of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or strik-
ing of pleadings.

Dated: 3-7-05

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

By: /s/
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

#383D
4tp: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-8

The Walton County School District
has a vacancy that may be filled
with an employee transfer ori new
employment.
If you are interested in applying
for this position, please contact: Mac
Work. Coordinator of Transporta-
tion. Phone 850-892-1141.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is March 11. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

ltc: March 10, 2005 #384D


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO. 05-CP-000033

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

MARTIN ANTHONY WOOTTON,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the estate
of Martin Anthony Wootton, de-
ceased. File Number 05-CP-000033,


is pending in the Circuit Court for
Walton County, Florida, Probate Di-
T vision, the address of which is P. 0.
Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
District the personal representative's attor-
e filled ney are set forth below.
or new
: All creditors of the decedent and
applying other persons having claims or de-
ontact: mands against decedent's estatelon
Phone whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
g appli- THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFACOPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.


All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is March 10. 2005.

Personal Representative:

Mary Nunan
33 Flounder Street


Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
T OF
RCUIT, Attorney for Personal Representa-
UNTY, tive:
James C. Barth, Esquire
0068 Florida Bar ID No. 0543977
30 South Shore Drive
Destin, Florida 32550
(850) 654-9099

2tc: March 10, 17, 2005 #385D1


TDA# 05TX1757

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that Donald Paul Kelter. the
holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the prop-
erty, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

-Certificate No. 1799
Year of Issuance May 28. 1998

Description of property Lots 9 +
10 Bik 6 Orange Crest,

Parcel ID No. 18-3N-20-28090-006-
0090 Base Bid $ 790.74

Name in which assessed:
DANNY JENKINS

.Said property being in the*
County of WALTON, State of
Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be,
redeemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on the 18th
day of April, 2005 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 4th day of March,
2005.

MARTHA INGLE
-. Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida

By: Louise Pippin
Deputy Clerk

#386D
4tc: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005

TDA# 05TX1758

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that Donald Paul Kelter, the
holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 2461
Year of Issuance May 28. 1998

Description of property Com-
mon area (all real property
owned by the Assoc. for the com-
mon use & enjoyment of the
owners) Moore's Landing S/D, as
recd in OR 1390-280.

Parcel ID No. 24-2S-21-42810-000-
00A0 Base Bid 858.14

Name in which assessed:
MOORE'S LANDING HOME-
OWNERS ASSOC. INC.: DEVEL-
OPMENT AND FINANCIAL RE-
SOURCES CO,


Said property being in the
County of WALTON, State, of
Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate
shall be sold to the highest bidder
at the courthouse door on the 18th
day of APRIL, 2005 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 4th day of March.
2005.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida

By: Louise Pippin
Deputy Clerk

#387D
4tc: March 10, 17, 24, 31, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-9

The Walton County School District
has a vacancy that may be filled
with an employee transfer or new
employment,
If you are interested in applying
for this position, please contact: Mac
Work. Coordinator of Transporta-
tion, Phone 850-892-1141.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is March 18, 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:


Bus Driver

2tc: March 10,17,2005 #388D

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE!

The Walton County School Boar-d
Redistricting Committee will meet
on the following date, time and
place:

Monday, March 14, 2005
6:00 P.M. CST
School Board Room/Tivoli Complex
145 Park Street, Suite 2
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

The purpose of this meeting is to
consider population dispersal within
the county to recommend new school
board district boundaries to the Wal-
ton County School Board members.

This meeting is open to the public.

Is/

K. Wayne Miller
Supervisor of Administration and
Operations

KWM/kem

ltc: March 10, 2005 #389D


PUBLIC HEARING NO]


TICE


The Walton County Code Enforc
ment Board will hold their regul
meeting on March 24, 2005, begi
ning at 6:00 p.m. to be held at tl
South Walton Courthouse At
nex located at 31 Coastal Cent
Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beacd
Florida 32459. The following viol
tions of the Walton County Ord
nance 97-28, Land Developme]
Code will be heard...

Case Updates

In accordance with Section 286.2
Florida Statutes, whenever ai
board or commissioner of any sta
agency or authority, or of any agen
or authority of any county, munic
pal corporation, or other politic
subdivision, which has scheduled
meeting at which official acts a
to be taken receives, at least
hours prior to the meeting, a wr:
ten request by a physically hanc
capped person to attend the mee
ing, directed to the chairperson
director of such board, commission
agency, or authority, such chairpe
son or director shall provide
manner by which such person ma
attend the meeting at its schedule
site or reschedule the meeting to
site which would be accessible
such person.

In accordance with Sectio
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all pe
sons are advised that, if a person
decides to appeal any decision mai
by the board, agency or commission
with respect to any matter consi
ered at such meeting or hearing, 1
or she will need a record of the pt
ceedings, and that, for such purpose
he or she may need to ensure that
verbatim record of the proceedin,
is made, which record includes t]
testimony and evidence upon whii
the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

3tc: March 10, 17, 24, 2005 #390

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

ITB NO: 05-026
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids f
Emergency Dune Vegetation Proje
will be received by the Board
County Commissioners, Walto
County, Florida, hereinafter r
ferred to as "County" as the addre
shown below:
Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson,
Purchasing Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435
(850) 892-8176
Email:johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us

Project consists of the delivery ar
installation of approximate
500,000 sea oats along roughly 13
miles of Walton County shoreline
that include locations throughout
most of Walton County. Access 1
cations and staging areas have be(
identified by the County.
All prospective vendors must a
tend the Mandatory Pre-Bid c
April 11, 2005 at 9:30AM at tl
South Walton Tourist Develo]
ment Center, Santa Rosa Beac
Florida 32459.

ITB DEADLINE: April 21, 20051
3:00 PM.
ITB OPENING: April 21, 2005
3:20 PM.

An attachment and map will b
handed out at the mandatory pr
bid.

ltc: March 10, 2005 #391

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

ITB NO: 05-027
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids f
Walton County Dune Reconstru
tion Project will be received by th
Board of County Commissioner
Walton County, Florida, hereinaft
referred to as "County" as the a
dress shown below:
Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson,
Purchasing Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435
(850) 892-8176
Email:johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us

Project consists of the deliver
placement and shaping of beacd
quality fill material into a dune fe
ture along Walton County shor
lines. The amount of material r
quired for the construction of th
project will be between 50,000 ar
100,000 cubic yards of fill materi
over approximately 1.5 to 3.0 mill
including locations in western, eas


-r
ar
. -
mie
r-
re


ern and central Walton County. Ac-
cess locations and staging area,
have been identified by the County.
All prospective vendors must at-
tend the Mandatory Pre-Bid on
April 11, 2005 at 9:00AM at the
South Walton Tourist Develop-
ment Center, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459.

ITB DEADLINE: April 21, 2005 by
3:00 PM.
ITB OPENING: April 21, 2005 at
3:15 PM.

Plans and specs will be handed out
at the mandatory pre-bid. Cost of
drawings is $100.00. Please make
checks payable to: Walton County
Board of County Commissioners.

Itc: March i0, 2005 #392D

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

ITB NO: 05-028
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids; for
Van Ness Butler Jr. Beach Access
Parking Area and Restroom Con-:
struction will be received by the
Board of County Commissioners,
Walton County, Florida, hereinafter
referred to as "County" as the ad-
dress shown below:
Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson,
Purchasing Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435
(850) 892-8176
Email:johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us


a- Project consists of the new construc-
Sl- tion of a 101-spot parking area and
rit restroom facility located at 1931 E.
Co. Hwy 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida, between the developments
of Seaside and WaterColor.
All prospective vendors must'at-
6, tend the Mandatory Pre-Bid. on.
iy April 11, 2005 at 10:00AM at the
tIe South Walton Tourist Develop-
cy ment Center, Santa Rosa Beach,,
c- Florida 32459.
-al
!a ITB DEADLINE: April 21, 2005 by
Lie 3:00 PM.
48 ITB OPENING: April 21, 2005 at
it- 3:30 PM.
U-
at- Drawings and specs will be handed
Or out at the mandatory pre-bid. Cost
A, of drawings are $100.00. Please
at- make checks payable to Walton
a County Board of Commissioners.


ltc: March 10, 2005


#393D


to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
in FLORIDA.
t-
on CASE NO. 05-CP-000029
de
o6 IN RE: ESTATE OF:
4-
ie WILLIAM WATTERS,

se, Deceased.
'a I
gs NOTICE TO CREDITORS
the
ch The administration of the estate
of WILLIAM WATTERS, deceased,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Walton County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Wal-
ID ton County Courthouse, 571 High-
S way 90-East, DeFuniak Springs,
i Florida 32433. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representa-
tive and of the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
rd
t All persons having claims
df against this estate who are served
oh a copy of this notice, are required to
e- file with this Court such objection
ss or claim within the later of three:(3)
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice or 30 days'
after the date of service of a copy of-
this notice on that person. In any.
event, neither the Estate, the Per-
S:sonal Representative nor any ben-
eficiary of the Estate shall be liable
Sfor any claim or cause of action
; against Decedent not filed with this.
:Court within two (2) years' of
id Decedent's death on October 26,.
1t 2004.

es Persons having claims against,
ut the estate who .are not known to the,
l- 'Personal Representative and whose
eh names and addresses are not rea-
sonable ascertainable must file .all
t.- claims against the estate within
ii three (3) months after the date of-
hie the first publication of this notice.
p-
h, ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR- -
EVER BARRED.
b
Personal Representative:
a ALBERTINE WATTERS
927 Squirrel Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
be
e- The date of first publication of
this notice is March 10, 2005.

D Respectfully submitted,

Is/
MICHAEL A. JONES, ESQ.
POST OFFICE BOX 947
NICEVILLE, FL 32588-0947
or (850) 729-7440
c- Florida Bar No. 332471
he Attorney for Personal
s, Representative
etr
d- 2tc: March 10. 17, 2005 #394D

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) will hold
their Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
March 22, 2005, at 8:00 a.m. at the
Walton County Courthouse,
Room B, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433. The following iteins
are scheduled for this meeting:
hr
ar Carson Oaks
ei Type: 69-lot single family subdivi-
e sion
ih Location: On the west side of Mack
Id Bayou Road, between Jo Katherine
al 'Lane and Nancy Claire Lane in Sec-
es tion 24, Township 2 South, Range
t- 21 West. Walton County. Florida


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Laurel Grove Phase III
Type: 15-unit subdivision
Location: Section 26, Township 2
South, Range 21 West, Walton
County, Florida.
Eagle's Landing at Inlet Beach
Type: 9-lot single family subdivision
Location: at the southern intersec-
tion of US 98 and Walton Rose Lane
in Section 36, Township 3 South,
Range 18 West, Walton County,
Florida.
Cedar Woods at WaterColor
Type: 56-lots single family subdivi-
sion.
Location: Section 14, Township 3
South, Range 19 West, Walton
County, Florida.
Lakewood Development
Type: 10-lot single family subdivision
Location: South side of County Road
30-A in Section 19, Township 3
South, Range 18 West, Walton
County, Florida.
Sugar Sands Estates f/k/a Lehigh
Pines John Stevenson and Re-
gional Engineering, Inc. is request-
ing approval of a Major Development
consisting of a 40-lot single family
residential subdivision on 20 acres
with a land use designation of Con-
servation Residential two (2) units
per acre (CR2:1). The site is located
on approximately 0.6 miles south of
US 98 on the east side of Sugar
Drive.
Cypress Breeze Phase IV Henry
DeVarona and Emerald Coast Asso-
ciates is requesting approval of a
Major Development consisting of an
83-lot single family subdivision on
40.2 acres with a land use designa-
tion of Conservation Residential two
(2) units per acre (2:1). The site is
located approximately 0.75 miles
north of C.R. 30A on County Road
393, the entrance is Cypress Breeze
Drive.
In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agency
or authority of any county, munici-
pal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written re-
quest by a physically handicapped
person to attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairperson or director
of such board, commission, agency,
or authority, such chairperson or di-
rector shall provide a manner by
which such person may attend the
meeting at its scheduled site or re-
schedule the meeting to a site which
would be accessible to such person.
In accordance with Section 286.0105,
Florida Statues, all persons are ad-
vised that, if a person decides to ap-
peal any decision madeby the board,
agency, or commission with respect
to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Please be advised accordingly.


2tc: March 10, 17,2005


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number so you can get a firm
delivery date.
Recently, both the manu-
facturer and the shipping ser-
vice goofed. The
manufacturer's Web site said
the new laptop had shipped
when it had not. The shipper
gave delivery dates that were
fiction.
In February, I ordered a
digital camera from a well-
known online camera com-
pany. It neyer arrived. The
company never shipped it due
to a goof.
There can be more head-
aches with returning defec-
tive products purchased
online. A personal digital as-
sistant died during the war-
ranty period. The manufac-
turer sent a prepaid shipping
label, but would need a credit
card to ensure that I returned
the unit. No charges were to
be made to my credit card. I
returned the defective PDA,
and the company still
charged me for the replace-
ment. It took months for the
company to straighten the
mess out.
Buy in a local store and
you may have to battle traf-
fic and take what's in stock
and haul big boxes home -
and back again if the item
dies. But at least you have a
physical location where you
try to set matters straight the
same day.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2005


Holocaust

Survivors to

speak Free

Forum
Two Holocaust survivors
will share their personal ex-
periences from World War II
at a free public forum on
Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
at the Okaloosa-Walton Col-
lege Niceville campus, build-
ing K- College Mall Gallery.
The featured speakers,
Henry Greenbaum and
Nesse Godin, are sponsored
by the United States Holo-
caust Memorial Museum and
the event is locally coordi-
nated by OWC.
Reservations or tickets are
not necessary for the free
event, but groups of 10 or
more should call ahead to
assure'adequate seating. For
information or for group seat-
ing, call 729-4987. The OWC
Niceville campus is located
on College Boulevard be-
tween Hwys. 85 and 285. See
the college web site at
www.owc.edu for a location
map.
In addition to the free pub-
lic forum, Greenbaum and
Godin will also speak at a
"Lunch and Learn" seminar
on March 15 from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. at OWC. The lunch re-
quires a $20 registration fee
by March 10 to reserve a
space. To register for the lun-
cheon, contact OWC Con-
tinuing Education at 729-
6085. Greenbaum and Godin
will also address various
school groups during their
time in the region.
Henry Greenbaum was
born in Poland in 1928, the
youngest of nine children. In
1939, when Henry was
twelve years old, his family
was sent to a ghetto in their
town. Later, he and three of
his sisters were sent to work
at a slave labor camp. Henry
arid his sister, Faiga, tried to
escape from the camp. He
was shot in the head and his
sister was killed. In 1943,
Henry was sent toAuschwitz.
and placed in the Buna
Monowitz satellite camp
where he performed slave
labor. He was then sent to the


WILLIAMS


from 1-C


from Chris Wedge and Blue
Sky Studios ("Ice Age"), is set
entirely in a world of me-
chanical beings. "Robots" cen-
ters on Rodney, a young ge-
nius inventor who dreams of
helping robots everywhere.
He moves to the big city, to try
and get a job with master in-
ventor Bigweld only to dis-
cover that the master has lost
his way, replaced by a corpo-
rate tyrant with aspirations
to build his own brave new
world. So Rodney turns to a
group of misfit 'bots known as
the Rusties to stop the tyrant
and restore order.
Williams provides the
voice of Fender, a motor-
mouthed heap of nuts and
bolts who can't quite keep his
head and other parts on
straight. Williams is joined by
a who's who of celebrity tal-
ent, including Halle Berry,
Greg Kinnear, 'Mel Brooks,
Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent,
Amanda Bynes, Stanley
Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Jenni-
fer Coolidge and Ewan
McGregor as Rodney.
"Robots" marks Williams'
return to the world of feature
film animation, following his
role in Disney's 1992
"Aladdin" as the voice of the
smart-alecky Genie of the
Lamp.
Williams explains that
voicing a robot was more chal-
lenging than voicing the Ge-
nie because Fender doesn't
morph into other things as
the Genie did. "But he can
play because he's a shyster, a
scam artist," Williams says of
his clunky character.
Williams is in his element
when he is recording, using
the script as his guide and
going wherever his imagina-
tion takes him.
Wedge recalls that Will-
iams rarely delivered the,
same line the same way twice,
so they accumulated huge
amounts of tape from the
voice-over sessions and used
the best parts.


HENRY GREENBAUM


concentration camp of
Flossenburg in Germany and
endured a four-month death
march. He was liberated in
Germany in 1945 and in 1946
moved to the United States.

Nesse Godin was born to
an observant Jewish family
in Lithuania. On June 26,
1941, ,the Nazis occupied
Nesse's city, just four days
after the invasion of the
USSR. In the weeks that fol-
lowed, SS killing units and
Lithuanian collaborators
shot about 1,000 Jews in the
nearby Kuziai forest.
InAugust 1941, Nesse and
her family were forced to
move into a ghetto, where
they lived in constant hunger
and fear. There she wit-
nessed many "selections,"
during which men, women,
and children were taken to
their deaths. Her father was
among them.
In 1944, as the Soviet army
approached, the remaining
Jews, including Nesse, were
deported to the Stutthof con-
centration camp. From
Stutthof, Nesse was trans-
ported to several camps, and
was sent on a death march
in January 1945. She was lib-
erated by Soviet troops. In
1950, after spending five
years in the displaced per-
sons camp in Feldafing, Ger-
many, Nesse immigrated to
the United States.


Williams has performE
his unique brand of come
for more than thirty years. I
started out as a stand-up c
median and street perform
who studied theater undi
John Houseman at Juilliar
A guest appearance c
"Happy Days" in the lai
.1970s led to his own hit s
ries, "Mork & Mindy." H
rapid-fire, sharply hilarioi
portrayal of the lovable alie:
Mork, won him instant sta
dom.
Though his movie debu
"Popeye," misfired, he quick
got back on track with "TI
World According to Garp." F
earned his first Acadeir
Award nomination as
mouthy radio disc jockey i
"Good Morning, Vietnam" ar


a second nominations for
playing an unconventional
teacher in "Dead Poets Soci-
ety."
Over the years, the work-
horse Williams has bounced
back and forth between com-
edies and light dramatic fare.
In recent years he has taken
on darker, even villainous
roles. His many credits in-
clude "The Fisher King" (for
which he earned a third Os-
car nomination), "Toys,"
"Hook," "The Birdcage" and
"Mrs. Doubtfire." In 1997 he
took home an Oscar for his
supporting role as a caring
professor in "Good Will Hunt-
ing."
His most recent films,
"One-Hour Photo," "Death to
Smoochy," "Insomnia" and
last year's little sci-fi thriller
"Final Cut" were all fairly
dark. "Robots" signals a re-
turn to comedy.
Next up for Williams is
"The Big White," a dark com-
edy in which he co-stars with
Woody Harrelson and Holly
Hunter, and the David
Duchovny-directed "House of
D," a heartwarming coming-
of-age story in which he plays
a mentally challenged janitor.
He is also signed to star op-
posite Toni Collette in "The
Night Listener," based on the
Armistead Maupin novel.


Review


Different Kind

of Funny
In Get Shorty sequel, Be
Cool, the characters
are exaggerated to the
point of caricature
By Kirk Honeycutt
vnu entertainment report
"Be Cool" is a sequel to
"Get Shorty," 1995's rich, dark
comedic satire of Hollywood
and criminals, but perhaps
it's best not to dwell too much
on that. "Be Cool" has a dif-
ferent comic agenda, a differ-
ent vibe and different
rhythms. It's more of a car-
toon, divorced from the usual
fictional world of Elmore
Leonard crime fiction more
Hollywood than Detroit, you
might say, where dark com-
edy turns gray and charac-
ters get exaggerated to the
point of caricature. "Be Cool"
is not really as cool as "Get
Shorty" was, but it's enter-
taining, a frivolous cocktail
rather than a vintage wine.

John Travolta returns as
Chili Palmer, and Uma
Thurman, his "Pulp Fiction"
co-star, plays his inamorata,
and there's Danny DeVito,
actor and producer of this
film whose company also pro-
duced "Get Shorty," and the
whole thing becomes one
boisterous class -reunion. The
new film with a new writ-
ing-directing team of Peter
Steinfeld and F. Gary Gray,
who adapt the*Leonard novel
- might not approach "Get
Shorty's" box office, but the
numbers will not be insub-
stantial.
Nearly 10 years after Chili
discovered his loansharking
talents applied to Hollywood
dealmaking, "Be Cool" finds
him tiring of the film racket
and casting envious eyes at
the music business. In a slam-


FO



'M


John Travolta returns as Chili Palmer, a made-man turned
movie producer, who wants to start producing music and Umr
Thurman plays widow Edie Athens in "Be Cool," the sequel to


"'Get Shorty."
bang opening, Chili and mu-
sic producer Tommy Athens
(James Woods) drive along
the Sunset Strip as Chili com-
plains about the movie indus-
try. At a sidewalk cafe,
Tbmmy pitches Chili a movie
about his life and drops the
name of a hot new singer. A
decrepit car pulls up, and a
Russian Mafia guy in a bad
toupee blasts away at Tommy
until he is dead. Within hours,
Chili hears the new singer,
Linda Moon (Christina
Milian), steals her away from
her managers and sweet-
talks Tommy's widow, Edie
(Thurman), into teaming up
with him to produce Linda's
album.

Soon half the town is ar-
rayed against Chili for poach-
ing this untested talent:
There's her former managers,
Nick (Harvey Keitel), an ac-
quaintance from Chili's
loansharking days; his part-
ner, Raji (Vince Vaughn), a
white guy who believes he's
black; Sin LaSalle (Cedric the
Entertainer) a parody of a
Suge Knight-like gangsta rap
label impresario who tools
around L.A. with a posse that
includes trigger-happy body-
guard Dabu (Andre Ben-
jamin); and a motley crew of
Russians, who don't seem to
know what they want.
The basic premise here is


ANOTHER LOSS


By Liza Foreman
vnu entertainment report


Irony hung heavy in the
air for veteran auteur Martin
ed Scorsese on the recent Oscar
ly night. This was the year the
Ie Academy chose to honor New
o- York-based director Sidney
er Lumet, who was nominated
er five times but never won an
d. Oscar. And ultimately,
in Scorsese, who didn't win the
te Oscar 20 years ago for "Rag-
e- ing Bull," lost this time
is around to a film about an
us underdog boxer.
n, Nominated five times for
r- best director, "The Aviator"
director again walked away
It, empty-handed when Clint
ly Eastwood won directing hon-
me ors for "Million Dollar Baby."
[e For the third time,


Scorsese lost his bid to an ac-
tor-turned-director.
In 1981, Scorsese was
nominated for the first time
for what, in retrospect, is con- Marti
sidered one of his best films, "The
the seminal "Raging Bull." Oscar
But that year at the 53rd Baby.
Awards, Robert Redford took
the directing prize when "Or- that p
dinary People" was named Bu
best picture. man 1
Ten years later, Scorsese Oscar
lost again. Nominated for ture"
"GoodFellas," Kevin Costner Thi
won best picture and best di- at it a
rector for "Dances With subd
Wolves" at the 63rd Annual onsta
Academy Awards. aware
"The
By then, Scorsese had be- their)
come a virtual regular on the quest
red carpet. Two years earlier, art di
he was nominated for direct- who v
ing "The Last Temptation of ter re
Christ," but since that film tions,
didn't receive a best picture work.
nom, it was no surprise when Cat
the best directing Oscar went out th
to Barry Levinson for "Rain film t]
Man," which also went on to told S
win best picture. her sc
Scorsese was most recently And
nominated for "Gangs of New during
York" two years ago. "Gangs" for be
garnered 10 nominations, in- timat
cluding best picture. alded
Miramax Films launched as mu
an all-out campaign that year Marty
on Scorsese's behalf, with the
not-so-subtle message that Am
Scorsese was a master direc- the 0
tor who deserved to win as alone.
much for his entire career as eithe:


there is no difference between
the music and crime busiT
nesses. "We're all wiseguys,"
Nick says. So Raji, angered at
having his singer stolen from
1Aim, doesn't call in a lawyer.
He calls in a hit man, Joe
Loop (Robert Pastorelli), who
has the bad habits of eating
with his mouth open and
whacking the wrong guy. Raji
has poor luck, too, with his
gay bodyguard, Elliot
(Dwayne "The Rock"
Johnson), who really wants to
be an actor and music video
performer.
The sequel opens with
Travolta's character dissing
the whole notion of sequels,
and later Aerosmith's Steven
Tyler turns up to explain why
at this stage in his career he
doesn't need to turn up in a
movie. "Be Cool" has that
, sense of humor.
The movie cruises all the
hot Southland spots, slipping
past doormen into the Viper
Room, drifting into Staples
Center for a Lakers game and
relaxing poolside in a Holly-
wood Hills play pad. Cinema-
tographer Jeffrey L. Kimball
lights and shoots the film in
the bright colors of a TV talk
show, songs are surprisingly
- given the subject matter -
retro, and costumes wonder-
fully awful. Much effort went
into creating the impression
of casualness.


Best director Oscar eludes
Scorsese for the fifth time


.n Scorsese (left) directs Leonardo DiCaprio in the film
Aviator," which won several Oscars. Scorsese lost the
for best director to Clint Eastwood for "Million Dollar
"


articularr film.
t that was the year Ro-
Polanski won a directing
r for his Holocaust fea-
The Pianist."
is year, Miramax went
again but with a more
ued approach. And
ige accepting their
ds, those who did win for
Aviator" remembered
valiant director and his
for the Oscar. Master
director Dante Ferretti,
won for the first time af-
eceiving four nomina-
praised Scorsese for his

te Blanchett, who pulled
ie only actor win for the
hat had 11 nominations,
Scorsese that she hopes
in marries his daughter.
Thelma Schoonmaker,
g her acceptance speech
;st editing, gave the ul-
e tribute to the unher-
director. "This is really
ich yours as it is mine,
y," she said.

long master directors,
scarlesss Scorsese isn't
. "Hitchcock never won
r," said one Academy


member. "There's a whole
mess of people who have
never won."
Lumet's lifetime achieve-
ment award marked recogni-
tion for a 40-film career fea-
turing five Oscar nomina-
tions.
Others to have never won
a directing Oscar include
Stanley Kubrick, Francois
Truffaut, King Vidor, Akira
Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman,
Jean Renoir and Federico
Fellini.
The night's big winner,
Eastwood, was characteristi-
cally gracious about his col-
league.
"I was a little disappointed
that they were building a
[showdown] between Marty
and myself," said Eastwood,
who directed a segment of
Scorsese's music documen-
tary "The Blues."
While Scorsese's expecta-
tions might have been dashed
yet again, the director will
now return to his favorite
genre with the Mafia thriller
"The Departed," starring
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt
Damon, Jack Nicholson and
Mark Wahlberg.