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The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
Portion of title: De Funiak herald combined with the breeze
DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: March 17, 2005
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Walton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Walton -- DeFuniak Springs
Coordinates: 30.721389 x -86.119444 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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    Section A: Main
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    Section A: Main: Walton County Business Directory
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    Section A: Main: Business Information Directory
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Features
        page B 1
    Section B: Features: Social News
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    Section B: Features continued
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    Section B: Features: Religion
        page B 6
    Section B: Features: Obituaries
        page B 7
    Section B: Features: Sports
        page B 8
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    Section B: Features continued
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze
        page C 1
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Coastal Sounds
        page C 4
    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Arts & Entertainment
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze continued
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Classifieds
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Developer requests reduced buffer


By LIZ SINCLAIR
Developer Matthew Fal-
coner came before the DeFu-
niak Springs City Council on
March 14 to discuss aspects
of his Hwy. 331 commercial
project that do not comply
with city code.

Falconer has plans to put
a high end retail center on
eight acres south of the Wal-
Mart Super Center. The Or-
lando developer said he has
built a number of these com-
plexes across the state and
adjacent to Wal-Marts.


Access between Walmart
and the retail complex can be
made without re-entering the
highway. A center like the
one planned for DeFuniak
Springs is located in Quincy.
Falconer asked to have
buffer requirements reduced
on the south side of his com-
plex. The land directly to the
south is still zoned residen-
tial and city code requires a
20-foot buffer between com-
mercial and residential ar-
eas. There is no variance al-
lowance in the code.
According to Falconer,"


With the width of the buffer
and the drive aisle, addi-
tional buffer will make the
building too small to be vi-
able."

A representative for the
family who owns the adja-
cent residential property
came before the council to
ask how the effects of con-
verting
that property to commercial
would impact the owner's
taxes. He was told that it
would not.
After about an hour of dis-


cussion, the council told Fal-
coner to go back to the build-
ing department and to speak
with the city attorney.
Other commercial projects
pending in the city are a new
county health department
and a Walgreen's.

Of the residential projects
in progress, there are 20 new
homes. Nine of these single-
family homes are in Timber
Wind Estates, off Shoemaker
Drive and three are on Mag-
nolia ;Lake Drive, north of
Walton Road.


Walton County

Appreciation Day

for Veterans.to be held


Walton County Apprecia-
tion Day for Veterans will be
held March 26, 2005, 11 a.m.-
4 p.m. at the Walton County
Fairgrounds, Highway 83
North, DeFuniak Springs,.
FL.
All proceeds will be used to
aid any veteran, in need of
assistance. The D.A.V. and
VFW are in need of new roofs
on their posts since Hurri-
cane Ivan passed through.
The patriotic opening cer-
emonies begins at 11 a.m.
There will be a dunking ma-
chine, greased pole, sawdust
pile with buried treasures,
sawing race, hammer a


spike, balloon blowing, mu-
sical chairs, apple bobbing,
three-legged race, hole-in-
one-golf, carry eggs on spoon
race, horseshoe toss, and
quarter pitch. A small dona-
tion will be accepted for each
game.
There'll be live music, a
cake walk, decorated Easter
egg contest, student poster
contest, and raffle drawings
all day long.
For more information, con-
tact Elaine R. Cooper at (850)
951-2295 or (850) 892-8148.
see RELATED STORY
Pg. 11A


Contract to be reinstated


Paxton issues


public apology


to CDBG


- ~ ~ ~ -


PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT in Freeport by Developer Matthew Falconer.


Freeport becomes rural



area of economic concern


By BEN GRAFTON ...
At its meeting on March 8,
the Freeport City Council
announced that the
governor's office has desig-
nated Freeport as a "rural
area of economic concern"
and has scheduled the first
of a series of public meetings
on March 23, at 6 p.m. to dis-
cuss issues with developers
and residents.
Latilda Henninger, pre-
sented the first recommenda-
tions submitted to the
Freeport City Council by its
newly-appointed planning
board. This board is sched-
uled to meet on the first
Wednesday of each month.
Henninger said she would
provide council members a
notebook with study materi-
als and recommendations of
the board in advance of her
presentation at the last coun-
cil meeting of each month.
The council approved the
small scale amendment and
rezoning to low density resi-
dential for the three-acre
Tullis property near U.S.
Hwy. 331 and Old Jolly Bay
Road. Then following this,
it tabled, until the next meet-
ing, a recommendation to
deny a request to rezone the




WCBCC

meets with

members

of Congress

The Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
met with the members of
Congress that represent Wal-
ton County while attending
the National Association of
Counties Legislative Confer-
ence in Washington, D. C.
Commissioners Scott
Brannon, Kenneth Pridgen,
Ro Cuchens and Cindy
Meadows, Assistant County
Administrator Shirl
Willliams, Human Resources
Director Gary Mattison, Staff
Attorney Kira Coley and
Public Information Coordina-

see OFFICIALS Pg. HA


Knight -property.on Blue-
berry to residential/commer-
cial as the property owner
was not present.
The 7 LLC project to de-
velop a 36 lot subdivision was
discussed. City Engineer
Charles Peters reported that
the developer has agreed to
run a six -inch water main to
the property but Peters also
noted there were several
other factors that must be
resolved before the project
can receive final approval.
The council approved a pro-
posal to re-zone 2.52 acres of
the Prospect Park develop-
ment to residential R-2
which permits a density of
eight units per acre.
The council approved a pro-
posal by Fort Walton Beach
Concrete to build a concrete
batch plant on 3.5 acres in
the industrial park at the
east end of Bulldog Road. The
approval prohibits cleaning
out concrete trucks on the
site.
The council also approved
a proposal to accept road
maintenance responsibility
for Industrial Court Road,
just north of C.W. Roberts
Road in the industrial park.
Peters expressed concern


over the impact that land-
scape irrigation in develop-
ments may have on the city's
consumptive use water per-
mit and recommended a
workshop to discuss this
problem.
Council agreed and sched-
uled the workshop for Tues-
day, March 15, at 7 p.m.
City Attorney Clayton
Adkinson presented the first
reading of an ordinance to
annex a group of previously
discussed properties, five on
Bay Loop Road and five more
on SR- 20. The Martin prop-
erty is the westernmost of the-
group. The council approved
a motion to advertise the sec-
ond reading for the April 12
meeting.
Consultant Jack Rhodes
reported a trip made to the
Orlando, FL., area by him-
self, Councilwoman Jean Ar-
rant, Mayor Mickey Marse,
County Commissioner Ro
Cuchens, Charlie Simmons
and developer Jay Odom to
look at public parks contain-
ing designs under consider-
ation for the unnamed park
to be built in the developing
subdivision within Freeport's
Bay Road loop. Arrant said
the parks employing designs


proposed for Freeport were
"awesome."
Marse said people, includ-
ing seniors and children,
were actively using the facili-
ties.
Freeport Fire Chief Ray
Sullivan reported that all in
the department have com-
pleted first responder train-
ing and they are commencing
another required 160-hour
training program.
Councilman Ray Jackson
noted that investigation was
underway to see if the
Freeport department could
become a "fire district."
Marse stated that the control
of the Freeport department
would stay within the city.
Elaine Cooper appeared,
before the council and told
them of Veterans' Apprecia-
tion Day being planned for
the Walton County Fair
Grounds on March 26. Coo-
per said she was "a one-
woman show" and needs
help. Volunteers can contact
her at 951- 2295.
Arrant reported that the
Freeport swimming pool is
ready for landscaping. She
will approach Islanders
Landscaping on Hwy. 331 to
discuss options.


FROM LEFT, Commissioner Scott Brannon, Congressman Jeff Miller, Commissioner
Kenneth Pridgen, and Commissioner Ro Cuchens.


By KERRY STEWART
During the regular Paxton
Town Council meeting Tues-
day. March 8, the Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG) and the services of
Jones-Phillips & Associates,
Inc. were discussed.
Council recently held two
special council meetings to
discuss the CDBG funding
that the town has been seek-
ing for over a year.
During the first special
called meeting conducted on
February 18, the full council
and Mayor Mark Warren
were in attendance.: Council
unanimously voted to send a
10-day certified notice .to dis-
miss the grant's administra-
tive services of contractors
Jones-Phillips & Associates,
Inc: Under the terms of the
contract, either party could
dismiss in whole or in part
with 10-calendar day notice
by certified mail. At that
time, Warren had indicated to
council that the CDBG award
had not been properly pro-
cessed by the contractors.

Council also unanimously
determined to refuse accep-
tance of the CDBG award at
this time as the required
twenty percent matching
funds had not been secured
for the town. It was noted
that the refusal of the funds
at this time would not impact
future grant awards as there
had been "no harm, no foul"
at this time.
Council held another spe-
cial meeting on Tuesday,
March 1, to address canceling
the services of Jones-Phillips
& Associates, Inc.
The second special meet-
ing was called in order for
Robert L. Jones, president of
Jones-Phillips & Associates,
Inc. to address council regard-
ing cancellation of the town's
contract with his firm. At the
conclusion of the meeting
Jones requested, from the
city, "What you owe me for the
work that I have performed
on your behalf, I want to be
indemnified for the harm that
you have done to me and my
firm and I want my reputa-
tion back."
Jones also provided a let-
ter from Millie Schroeder,
program manager for the
Housing and Community De-
velopment division of the De-
partment of Community Af-
fairs (DCA) who review the
CDBG applications.
Schroeder noted in the letter
that the grant application
was "appropriate and accept-
able documentation of the
claimed leverage under DCA
regulations."
During the regular council
meeting on March 8, council
heard from City Attorney
Allan Ramey in follow-up to
the two special meetings.
Ramey noted that legal rep-
resentation had not been
present or consulted prior to
the first special meeting and


therefore his firm had not
advised council prior to the
vote to cancel the contract
with Jones-Phillips & Associ-
ates, Inc. or to refuse accep-
tance of the CDBG. Ramey
noted that since the first
meeting, the application had
been had been reviewed and
that everything was in order
with DCA and the adminis-
tration of the award by Jones.
Ramey, who has also spo-
-ken with Robert Jones, rec-
ommended that council issue
a letter of apology to clear the
air with Jones-Phillips &,As-
sociates, Inc. Jones indicated
that his firm would still ad-
minister the grant with a
public letter, of apology
printed in the DeFuniak Her-
ald and The Florala News.
Council voted unanimously to
rescind the previous notice to
cancel the contract and issue
the letter of apology.
Councilmen Bobby Kemp
and Joe Melton will handle
future dealings with Jones on
the CDBG award.
As mentioned, Ramey and
Bytell also contacted DCA to
discuss the processing of the
CDBG application. As coun-
cil, without attorney guid-
ance, made the letter-refus-
ing acceptance of the funds,
DCA will reinstate the appli-
cation if council will prepare
a formal written request.
Council unanimously ap-
proved a letter requesting
reinstatement of contract for
professional grant adminis-
tration. The letter to Jones,
from Kemp, was unanimously
approved as follows:
"The letter dated February
17, 2005 terminating the con-
tract between Bob Jones and
the Town of Paxton is hereby
revoked. The contract for pro-
fessional grant administra-
tion services executed on Oc-
tober 18, 2004 is reinstated
effective immediately.
The Town of Paxton looks,
forward to our cooperative
efforts to ensure growth, de-
velopment, and prosperity in
the community."
Ramey noted that there
was nothing wrong with
Warren's questioning of the
CDBG process. "No one per-
son is at fault" but everyone
can learn from this experi-
ence. DCA has already re-
vised their internal process as
a result of this occurrence. In
the future, DCA will no longer .',
provide informal information'
about specific projects as ap-
parently happened in this
case when Warren called
DCA to ask the status of the
grant application. This inci-
dent was a breakdown in
communication.
In addition, duririg'future
council meetings, either
Ramey or Bytell will make
every effort to be in atten-
dance and work with council
prior to these types of deci-
sions being voted upon.

see ADD. STORY Pg. 14A







THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Brain Awareness Conference planned


The Brain Awareness Con-
ference, sponsored by the
DeFuniak Springs Pilot Club,
will feature several local per-
sonalities, as well as profes-
sionals from around the
Florida panhandle, the big
bend area, and as far away as
Macon, Georgia.
Lana Campbell, a survivor
of traumatic brain injury, and
her family, including parents
Bob and Janet, and siblings
Kim and Elisha, will share
highlights of their lives since
the tragic accident in 1990,
when Lana was a senior at
Walton High School. Lana's
special mission in life is to
help other teenagers avoid
what she and her family have


gone through. This is a heart-
rending story that is appro-
.priate for adults, children,
and teenagers.
Allan and Holly King
Kroland will give a presenta-
tion to help others who are
dealing with Parkinson's Dis-
ease. Dr. Kroland is recog-
nized nationally as an au-
thority on Parkinson's dis-
ease. The Krolands have be-
come very involved with na-
tional Parkinson's organiza-
tions since Allan was diag-
nosed with the disease, and
they are anxious to share
their expertise and experi-
ences with others who are af-
fected by this debilitating dis-
order.


Several of the staff from
COPE will be leading confer-
ences on chemical depen-
dency, including Naomi Mor-
gan, Thomas Duvall, and
Bryan Callahan.
Gail Messiner of Stanley
House will lead the session on
communications with demen-
tia patients.
Staff from Walton School
District who are leading ses-
sions include Elizabeth
Sheppard, Lynn Walters,
Marvin Tweedy, and Carla
King.
Mark Davis, a local attor-
ney will share information on
legal considerations for fami-
lies affected by brain related
disabilities, and Dennis Con-


ger, a certified financial plan-
ner, will assist families with
the financial aspects.
Respite care is being pro-
vided by Bonnie Miller and
other staff from Walton


County Health Department
and Special Olympics staff.
The conference will take
place Saturday, March 19, at
Freeport High School, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. and ending at


3:30 p.m. Participants may:
register at the door. The reg-
istration fee of $5 includes
lunch and morning coffee.
For more information call
892-5687.


Bookmobile schedule announced


Read any good books
lately? You don't have time
to come into town and visit
the library? Well, did you
know the bookmobile is on
the road five days a week and
makes a stop at a location
near you!
MONDAY :Glendale 8:30
a.m.-10:00 a.m., Darlington
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.;


The Argyle Fire Depart-
ment and Chief Charlie Day
have decided that its time for
a change. Chief Day has de-
cided to appoint new officers
to the 3 stations in the Argyle
Fire District. All officers ap-
pointed had to pass a test
before taking command.
Paul Castiglione and
Jonathan Day were made
lieutenants of Station 1, with
Kenny Reynolds at Station 2,
and Kevin Prater at Station
3. Each one of these men
have been in the department
fqr several,'ears. They will
,,.1.1 '


Gaskin 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ,
TUESDAY: Choctaw Beach
12:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Red
Bay 3 p.m.- -4:30
p.m., WEDNESDAY:Mossy
Head 11 a.m.-1 p.m.;
New Harmony 1:30 p.m.-3
p.m.; Liberty 3:15 p.m.-4:30
p.m.; THURSDAY: Bay
Early Education Center,
8:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.;,Walton


take command of scenes
when no officers of higher
rank are on scene. They will
preside over all training
held and other various du-
ties.
These officers will help the
Argyle Fire Department to
improve their mission to help
all that live or pass through
our district, Day said.
The Argyle Fire Depart-
ment erected a sign at Sta-
tion 3, located on Hwy. 83 and
Juniper Lake Road. They
hope to have signs like that
at every station..',


Golf card being sold


County Convalescent Center
-3 p.m.- -4:00 p.m.:
FRIDAY: Crystal Bay Senior
Living 9 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.:
Miramar Beach: !0:00 a.m-
noon; Rosemary Beach: 1:30
p.m.-3:30 p.m.
For more information call
Walton County Public Li-
brary at 892-3624.


:STATION 3 SIGN on Hi 3.. i -


To raise funds for much
needed programs and ser-
vices in the Northwest Re-
gion, the American Lung As-
sociation of Florida/North-
west Office is offering a Golf
Privilege Card Spring Pro-
motion. Each 2005 Lung
Card is discounted and sells
for only $15, or buy 2 cards
for $30 and get 2 cards free.
Golfers enjoy immediate
savings with their card pur-
chase and then continue,
their savings for the rest of
the year with reduced green
fees at over 500 participating
golf courses in Florida, Geor-
gia, Alabama, South Caro-
lina, Louisiana and Missis-
sippi.
: Golf cards are available at
Florida Golf Outlets in
Pensacola, Destin, Panama
City Beach, or by calling the
American Lung Association
of Florida at 1-800-940-2933.
All proceeds from the sale
will support programs and
services in the Big Bend area
through school health pro-


grams, patient education, For more information, call
asthma summer camp, and (850) 386-2065 or 1-800-
lung research. LUNG-USA.




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THE CAMPBELL FAMILY, top row (left to right), E
and Bob, bottom row (left to right), Janet, Lana and
will share family experiences of living with a survivor of
matic brain injury at the Brain Awareness Conference on
urday, March 19 at the Freeport High School.





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promotes firefighters


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East Hwy. 20
Freeport, FL
850-835-2749


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that attorney



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


PERSONAL COMMENTS


Editor's Comment


Bad news from the capitol


By RON KELLEY
I am always a little perplexed when I hear people say they
don't vote or don't care about politics because "It doesn't
affect me." Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Everything they do affects us everyday in a thousand little
and not so little ways.
For instance, when the state saw that it was having to
live up to 'its promise to shell out money to schools that
showed remarkable improvement, as required by Gov. Bush's
A+ program, it changed the rules and raised the required
FCAT proficiency levels, assuring that most schools would
have no chance of reaching the mark this year and main-
taining their current grade. That, of course, means the state
will only have to pay out a fraction of the promised rewards
next year.


Dear acitor,
How many more lives have to be lost before something is
done to alleviate the carnage that is occurring on a regular
basis on U.S. 98 in Walton County?
How many more families will suffer the loss of their loved
ones at two especially dangerous intersections on this high-
way: CR- 395 and CR- 283?
How many more dollars and hours will be spent by gov-
ernment and emergency care workers cleaning up after one
of these tragic fatalities?
If you have any input into obtaining and installing traffic
signals at these,two intersections, please put it to work and
get this problem corrected immediately.
The next accident may involve you or a member of your
family, and it will then be too late. Bob Knott
Freeport



Editor,
As most of us are aware the Walton County Commission-
ers recently selected citizens to form a committee to draw
up new district lines for Walton County. I am glad the time
has come for adjusting the district lines to balance the popu-
lation within the districts. I think it is time to get the people
of Walton County into debate as to how best to divide our
county in order to fairly represent everyone.
What I am about to discuss is extreme from the norm but
if you really think about it, the citizens win! The sun rises
in the east and for no better reason we shall form District 1
from the east county line from the Alabama line to the Gulf
of Mexico. Traveling West until one-fifth of the population
is represented. Now form District 2 as we did District 1 and.
then form District 3, 4 & 5 in the same manner.
Now let's look at the map of Walton County. The farms
and large land tracts take in the north county, DeFuniak
Springs, U.S. 90 and all the smlJ.,,com nunities along SlR
20,, and finally the Gulf Coast a6id south Bay area and US
98 and 30-A. ..... "
, What we have done is given every commissioner a piece
of the action or perhaps a better statement is "They will all
feel the pain!" We have eliminated the north and the south
and "the haves" and "have nots" and what area gets the
most and/or gets the least because now there will be more
equality in representation because each district feels the
growing pains and will. motivate the commission to work
together.
today, in the areas lacking new or more infrastructure or
more connecting roads, perhaps a new way of funding can
be set into place and bring about, building our infrastruc-
ture to meet the demands of toddy and the future.
Think about it citizens, we must build our future by build-
ing our infrastructure and in order to do this we need every
commissioner to bear the pain. Isn't that why we elected
the commissioners? Let's change districts from east to west
and every citizen will share th~'priesentation from north
line to the Gulf and no one is left;behind. The farmers and
northern communities need help, Hwy. 90 communities need
help, Freeport and SR 20 communities need help and Lord
knows Hwy. 98 areas need help, too.
Talk it over, write letters, and contact your commission-
ers. It's time for drastic action and we can change the sta-
tus quo. Edward D. Armbruster
DeFuniak Springs

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Lawmakers can boast that they did not cut education
spending, they only "raised the bar" for students, teachers
and schools while saving hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars.
Those crafty legislators clever, aren't they?
It was also clever how they quietly managed to tie the
pre-k program to the class size amendment and fix it so
that if a school today does not meet the projected class-size
numbers for 2010, they aren't eligible to receive funding for
today's pre-k program. That places the burden of paying for
pre-k school back onto the backs of working parents. For
those who cannot afford it, the new rule means that their
child will be less prepared than other kids when they do
reach kindergarten.
Unfair, you say? Maybe, but at least the state saved some
of your money. Unfortunately, it appears they may have
saved it for themselves.
Just this week, top Florida House budget writer Rep. Joe
Negron, R-Stuart, urged fellow legislators to approach this
year's budget "with renewed willingness to review past
spending and cut unnecessary programs."
Negron, who is running for attorney general in 2006, urged
lawmakers to reduce money for health and human services
while increasing money for education and general govern-
ment.
I'm told he just said that right out loud on the House floor
and didn't even have the good graces to look embarrassed.
, Now, lawmakers want to get rid of 8-year term limits. Af-
ter barely four years under the term limit rule, Senate Presi-
dent Tom Lee and House Speaker Allan Bense both say they
support extended term limits of 12 years because new law-
makers are "often too inexperienced to make informed policy
decisions."
I think it's because it takes at least 12 years to learn to be
crafty enough. Our legislators have the power to draw their
own voting districts and have drawn those district maps in
a way that keeps them from being seriously challenged.
Republicans and Democrats have their own districts. The
incumbents on both sides are happy and safe in the knowl-
edge that they can almost certainly remain undefeated.
Do you know how many incumbent members of the Florida
Legislature were defeated in this past November's general
election:
Zero. That's right, not one.
Over the last few years, the Florida Legislature has voted
in favor of weakening public schools, doubling telephone
rates on consumers, polluting the aquifer and debated how
many arms and legs you have to lose on the job before you
are considered catastrophically disabled, and thus how much
money you can receive from Worker's Compensation. Some
argued, for at least two limbs or more.
If they can do this in just eight years, what will they do to
us in twelve?
Four more years? I don't think so. We're much top, crafty
for that.,.aren't..we? .. .

CORRECTION: In last week's edition (3/10/05), wemincor-
rectly identified the 'Clown At Rest' in one of the Chautau-
qua Assembly photographs. The person's name is Abby
Hunter, not Abby Martin.


Editor: .
I am writing to express my dismay and disappointment
with the Florida educational system and the politicians who
would dismantle an exemplary pre-kindergarten program
under the facade of creating free pre-kindergarten programs
for all. As a voting citizen of this state, I feel betrayed.
When I went to the polls in November and cast my vote to
approve free pre-kindergarten programming for all four-
year- olds in the state. I did so with the strong belief that
education is an essential cornerstone to our future as a
nation and that early education is the base of all other learn-
ing and that no child should be deprived of an educational
opportunity.
Now, months later, it has come to light that with the ap-
proval of this legislation, the current pre-kindergarten pro-
gram in the Freeport school system will be 'dismantled', and
to the best of my knowledge, there will be no pre-kinder-
garten programming offered in this area.
Leave it to the bureaucrats to present a seemingly won-
derful concept to the voters and then fill the proposal with
impossible guidelines and a rigid structure that not only
fails to improve upon the current system but systemati-
cally dismantles a wonderful program which was already
in existence.
I implore every Florida resident with young children to
write to their representatives, legislators and school boards
and demand that they correct this wrong. Your children
will be deprived of a wonderful educational opportunity be-
cause future forecasts of class-size fall outside the guide-
lines but a fraction of a child.
I recently moved to this area and was very impressed with
the school system. Now I am very sad to say that instead of
taking further strides forward for the children, I am seeing
the Walton County school system stagger backwards.
The Walton County pre-k program was an excellent, op-
erational model for other school systems across the United
States to follow and now it has been picked apart and if
something isn't changed before the next school year it will
serve as an example of good intentions gone bad. The voters
had good intentions but the legislation was bad.
The pre-k program at Freeport Elementary School worked
wonders with my son this year to prepare him for entering
kindergarten. I have seen first hand what a difference the
dedicated professionals in this early education program can
make with children and it breaks my heart that other chil-
dren will be deprived of this wonderful opportunity, when
there is no good reason for it. Instead of my vote succeeding
in improving the future of the young children of my county,
it helped to eliminate an essential educational opportunity.
This is a fine example of what damage can be caused by
convoluted policies and proposals, drafted by individuals
whom we rely upon to protect our best interests, when they
are disguised as well-intentioned advancements in educa-
tion. I certainly hope that something can be done to change
the new legislation before Freeport (and other schools across
the state) is forced to sacrifice an incredible program and
lose the dedicated instructors who have helped to make
these programs a success. As a concerned citizen I intend


to voice my concerns to all those who are entrusted to rep-
resent the citizens of my county and I hope that you will do
the same in an attempt to protect educational opportuni-
ties within our school systems. Kelly Woodworth
Bruce, FL


NIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005




Editor,
I wanted to write a special thank you and to compliment'
the Walton County Animal Control Officers for all the hard:
work they do. I am sure this is a hard job, one I would not:
want. I'll bet controversy surrounds this position.
Not today. -
I live on Rock Hill Road and am watching a neighbor's;.'
dog named, "Taz". Last week I came home to find someone' ;
had removed him from the property. My husband immedi-:-
ately called Animal Control and they called us back. The.
search began that night and again early the next morning.-.
Diligently, Lois Marlow and Gene Mayhue were in con-,:
tact with us and even went on a door-to-door search. Early,*
the next afternoon, I received a call from Lois. "'they found
Taz!" Iwas at work in Seagrove Beach. They volunteered to'
meet me halfway in order for me to identify Taz.
When I got there, they were just as excited as myself that
they had done a job well. I called the owner in New York:
and told him the good news. If it had not been for how seri--
ous they took their job, the outcome may have been differ:-..
ent. :
Taz, his owner and my entire family, thank you so much.
for giving this story a very happy ending. : H :,
Marte Hoffmant
DeFuniak Springs'



Dear Editor,
Having read a recent letter to the editor regarding DeFu-
niak Springs events and festivals, it appears that many
people don't realize the work and cost that go into organiz-
ing these community events. In particular, the DeFuniak.Z
Business and Professional Association (DBPA) works all year '
to put on these events all DBPA board members and staff:
are volunteers. Many people do not realize that neither the '
city or county contributes any funds to the DBPA's 4th of
July fireworks display. The DBPA works all year to raise'
that money. Further, there are only a few volunteers will-
ing to work these events.
Despite this, the DBPA events have, over the course of
many years, become local traditions that Walton County
residents have come to expect every year. DBPA members
do what they do because of their love of our town and their
understanding that bringing thousands of people into De-
Funiak Springs for these events helps the entire business.
community. We appreciate the support of the local busi-
nesses, residents and.visitors and would love to have help
organizing the events. :
One of the things facing volunteer organizations is the
fact that professional entertainers want to be paid to per-
form, but when you need $5,000 for fireworks display, it
doesn't leave much for paying entertainers, especially since
all DBPA events-have always been free to the public, so that
every resident, regardless of their financial situation, can
enjoy wholesome, fun, family-oriented events.
The DBPA is currently seeking churches, businesses and
individuals to sponsor some individual parts of the 4th of:
July celebration, so the community can again enjoy a full
day of family fun at
no cost to families.
Addressing Hometown Christmas, it was moved to the fair-
grounds because of years of bad weather. The DBPA had:
Seen forced to return entry fees and many crafters had behfe ,
'rained out so many times they didn't wan to- return'. A-'
'-though Hometown Christmas was started to bring v is it's 's
downtown, the DBPA realized that without crafters and '
artists, there can be no festival. Further, some downtown '
businesses actually complained that the festival interferted ^
with their parking during that day and refused to help or
support the event. So, the DBPA made the decision to move
the event a mile or so north to the closest covered-facility
capable of handling large crowds, the Walton County Fair-
grounds. The positive response was overwhelming, from both
crafters and the public. Families of handicapped people also :
called to thank DBPA for better facilities, I feel this was ani
extra bonus.
For the first time since creating Halloween Happening; ;
the fun, spooky event was canceled this year because it fell ..
on Sunday and businesses were closed. The DBPA is firmly

committed to continuing with the traditional Halloweeni ;
Happening this year.
Like the letter-writer, I would also like to see all these, -
events grow bigger and better than ever before but it won't.
happen by complaining or leaving it for someone else to do. ,
If there are people who are unhappy, maybe they could start 6
by helping to make a difference in our community. I love 5
our town and will do whatever I can to make Defuniak:
Springs the place to come home to and the only place to live! 'l
To all the wonderful people who have donated small, butt
heartfelt amounts of money and kind words at our fun c-.
tions, we salute you and say THANK YOU. J. A. Smith
Mossy Head
DBPA member :|



Editor: ,
It's hard to believe that the 2005 winter edition of the ;
Florida Chautauqua Assembly has concluded. With the
closing of the first full weekend of March, we instantly be-";
gan working on plans and directions for the coming year;
and beyond. i
As we reflect upon the 2005 Assembly and contemplate 2
the future, I wish to express to our friends in the local corn-
munity and region our deep, sincere, and abiding apprecia- *,
tion for the support, attendance and recognition we have: ,
received.
2005 marked the tenth year of the winter Chautauqua in;
DeFuniak Springs. Through this revival, our desire has been
to promote a diverse and open approach to the life of learn-;:
ing for all ages. This year's event was unfortunately marked
by some internal organizational challenges that affected our
ability to communicate our program and other details in as
advanced and complete a manner as we would normally ,


desire. 'As a result, we experienced a decline from the inter-:
est and attendance levels that we would have preferred.
Fortunately, we have taken steps to correct the difficul-i
ties so that future Chautauqua events will return to their;
higher levels of interest in serving our residents and guests 4
who vacation in the Panhandle during the winter. We have|
an excellent, dedicated and committed corps of volunters4
who support and serve, and whom we hope to expand. Our N
new Board of Directors enters its second year with a desire,
to further improve all aspects of the Winter Chautauqua.
Many former and new partners continued their faithful
financial support to help us underwrite expenses associated
*with programs and events.
Your ongoing interest and support will mean a great deal
as we seek to improve and enrich the quality of life for citi-,
zens through the Florida Chautauqua Center and its pro-I
grams. I invite your comments and ideas at any time as we'
seek to build upon ten positive years of revival.
F. Diane Pickett
*President and Founder
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Freeport Lions Club

inducts new members


ANNA PASQUARELLO inducts Laurie McGrew into the
Freeport Lions Club, as Jimmy Finch looks on.


The Freeport Lions Club
inducted 12 new members,
February 24. District Vice-
Governor Anna Pasquarello
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oath. Past District Governor
Jack Straub presented orien-
tation material.
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Cloyd, Lamar and Linda
Colwell, Johnnie and Evelyn
Jpnes, James and Nancy
Lutz, Laraine McGrew,
George McMillan, Clifton
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pancake breakfast on Febru-
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at 835-4683 or Jeff Lutz at
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


PdL Volunteer Fire Department honors James W. Carroll


On March 5, the Ponce de
Leon Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment held an open house in
honor of James W. Carroll.'-.
According to Chief 'Jeff
McVay, James W. Carroll is
the first thing that comes to
mind when people think of
the Ponce de Leon Fire De-
partment. He started the de-
partment in 1978. The town
council named him chief and
his assistant was Max
Sasnett. At that time, the
town only had one truck.
Carroll got a van that was
used for transporting fire-
men, a mini-pumper, and was
instrumental in purchasing a
new truck.
The fire department also
purchased "Jaws of Life" and
air packs for the firemen to
be used when entering a
burning or smoke filled build-
ing. Carroll encouraged sev-
eral firefighters, including his
daughter, Cathy Carroll
Bass, to take an EMT class.
He also started a junior fire
department, which included
several young men.
Back then, the town did not
have the technology available
like "911" system or cell
phones. The town had a few
hand-held radios which were
used to communicate with
law enforcement. The fire
phone system was installed
in several volunteer's homes.
When a call came in all the
phones would ring at the
same time. The first person
that reached the fire house
would set the fire whistle off.
This would let other firemen
who lived nearby know that
they were needed.


McVay said, "The depart-
ment would respond wher-
ever they were needed, the
county line did not mean any-
thing to chief Carroll. The
Walton County commission-
ers helped because they an-
swered a lot of calls in their
county.
In 1981, Carroll was elected
to serve on the town's coun-
cil, where he served as chair-
man. He was instrumental
in helping establish the
town's water supply facility.
He also planted the red tops
in front of the cemetery.
Carroll helped with many
other things, and he always
wanted the best for this town
and the fire department. He
certainly made an impression
on those with whom he came
in contact. There have been
several of the junior firemen


who have gone on to choose
careers helping others, either
as a fireman or paramedic.
They have told his family
that Carroll had a lot' of in-
fluence in them making that
decision.
James Carroll's honor will
be carried on through his
grandson, Kyle. Kyle Bass is
16 years old, and plans to be-
come a paramedic-fighter.
Kyle has his grandfather's
fire jacket which Carroll wore
every time he went on a call.
Kyle wears that jacket today
with as much pride and honor
as his grandfather did. Cathy
Bass said that she is very
proud that Kyle has chosen a
career that was so important
to her father.
McVay said, "With much
appreciation for James W.


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Washington, D. C., February
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Department of Education's
Teaching American History
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handle Area Educational
Consortium (PAEC).
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project and meet various
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opportunity. The .teachers
learned first-hand about our
nation's capitol and will be
able to share this in their
classrooms. Attending teach-
ers included, by school dis-
trict: Walton Karen Kelch,
and Delores Ennis; Holmes
County James Sims and
Julie Finch.


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News and information from the
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Walton County Board of County Commissioners
Scott Brannon, District One
Kenneth Pridgen, Chairman District Two
Larry Jones, District Three
Rd Cuchens, District Four
Cindy Meadows, District Five


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News from District One........
* Commissioner Brannon has been instrumental in forming an organization comprised of offi-
cials from the City of Freeport, Paxton, and DeFuniak Springs and a member of the Walton
County School Board. The "Walton County Coalition" will meet for the first time in early
March.
* Commissioner Brannon has been named to the Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning
Organization. Brannon, Ro Cuchens and Cindy Meadows represent the county commission
on the TPO.
* The Parks and Recreation's basketball program is currently underway and the summer rec-
reation program will run June 6 through July 29. For more information contact Brad Alford
or Tammy Bradley at 892-8703.
+ The paving of the intersection of SR 331 and CR 3280 is under contract to CW Roberts.
The project is awaiting an agreement between the county and the Florida Department of
Transportation before proceeding.
C J Laird Road will have requests for proposals for paving issued in the near future. The
road is 1.5 miles. Preliminary clearing and work is in progress.
Robert Nelson and Lee Perry were appointed to the Walton County Redistricting Commit-
tee from Districi One. The committee met for the first time on Feb. 15th.
The Walton County Bookmobile'stops at the Bay Early Education Center every Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and at Rosemary Beach on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
For more information about the bookmobile contact the library at 892-3624.
The Bridge Crew is currently working on replacing several wooden bridges in the district.
The culverts underneath CR 30A at Eastern Lake have been replaced, relieving drainage
problems in the area.


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Motorcycle run April 2


Relay for Life

events announced1
The Center Ridge United end around 2 p.m. Donations
Methodist Church will be for items will be accepted.
sponsoring a motorcycle run Rae Vorwald, Relay for Life
on Saturday, April 2nd. In Team Captain, announces
the event of heavy rain, the that Edie Thompson, owner
event will be rescheduled for of Edie's Cafe, will sponsor a
the next Saturday, April 9. fund raising Lunch, Wednes-
The event will begin at the day, April 6. She will donate
Wayside Park at the intersec- a portion of the profits from
tion of Hwy 90 and Hwy 331 the entrees and all the. cost
S., in DeFuniak Springs. The of any dessert, to the Ameri-
first riders leave at 8 am and can Cancer Society, through
the last at 9 am. The Run will this fund raiser. Baked goods,
be approximately 90 miles sweets and contributed des-
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UnitedMethodist Church, in take-out.
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providers throughout the
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"It is imperative that chil-
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


A dream of vet's day becomes a reality


By ELAINE COOPER
I had a dream. This dream
led me to a scheme. This
scheme became a reality, the
Walton County Appreciation
Day for Veterans!
I have a fort v-fh ur vY cr his-
tory with the military. It be-
gan at age seventeen, when
I married a career Nav\ m:in
In 1968, my four sons and I
said a goodby to him, as he
left to go Vietnam, as an en-
listed river patrol boat cap-
tain. Eighteen month- later.
he returned 1: mx .-.ifel,,
but, losing three crewmen
and two boats to enemy gun-
fire had left its mark.
I saw firsthand at the Na-
val hospital, in Philadelphia,
PA, the living heroes of this
war.
I'll never forget the men; so
young, in bed after bed, ward


OFFICIALS


tor Sara Comander met with
Senator Bill Nelson and re-
quested federal funding for
the expansion of U.S. 98 from
Danny Wuerffel Way in
Okaloosa, County to
Sandestin in Walton County.
Federal funding was also,
requested for the expansion
of U.S. 331 including the
Clyde B. Wells Bridge from
U.S. 98 to Interstate 10.
Senator Nelson told the
group funds for a U.S. 98
study have been included in
a transportation bill ap-
proved by the U. S. House.
When meeting with Con-
gressman Allen Boyd and
Congressman Jeff Miller the
commissioners also re-
quested funding for U.S. 98


after ward, floor after floor.
They had come home alive,
but so devastating injured.
Many had napalm burns and
amputations.
Most were so far from
home and family, that they
* had not even been re-united
with them yet. They wanted
to talk to someone who had a
life away from the hospital. I
filled in for their mothers, sis-
ters, girlfriends, or wives. I
listened to them. I shared
their pain. I felt their fear.
Not for themselves, but for
their loved ones. All, that I
talked with, had this same
thing on their minds.
Will my family, friends,
girlfriends, wives, be horri-
fied and afraid when they see
me? Lastly, they all voiced,
"Will they still see me as a
man?"
I tried to reassure them


From Front


and .331. They also asked
that funding for community
development block (CDBG)
grants not be cut in this
year's budget since our local
communities use CDBG
grants for a number of
projects. The administration
is considering an end to all
such grants.
The group was not able to
meet with Senator Martinez,
but left an informational
packet outlining their re-
quests with his office.
This trip will be featured in
the upcoming edition of Wal-
ton County This Month,
available in the DeFuniak
Springs Herald and Walton
Sun the week of April 4.


that everyone would be so
glad that they were back
alive. I prayed that every one
of them would return home
to open arms, but, as we
know, this is not always the
case.
I later divorced and mar-
ried Donald R. Cooper, a re-
tired World War II and Ko-
rean War Army officer. He
had been a tank commander
in northern Africa and had
survived the annihilation at
Entebbe Pass.
He came out of that battle,
shell-shocked. This led to his
first stroke and heart attack
at age 25. He spent six years
in Battle Creek, MI, at the
Army Rehabilitation Hospi-
tal. He recovered his speech
and mobility and graduated
from Michigan State Univer-
sity, with a teaching degree.
In later years, he suffered,
and recovered from five more
strokes. He had a teaching
career, but had retired on dis-
ability when we met.
He took me and my four
sons as his own. He adopted
the boys in the winter of
1982. In the fall, we lost him,
on Veterans Day, November
11, 1982.
Both of us were involved
in many veteran-related ac-
tivities, and I have tried to
continue his legacy of help-
ing others. Our forty-year-old
son is a 12-year Air Force
veteran of the Gulf War. He
received his 100 percent V.A.
disability rating last year.
I moved to Walton County
12 years ago from De Land,
FL, after the Naval hospital
in Orlando closed. I've had
Fibromyalgia f6r twenty-five
years. My only income, for 17
years, was a V.A. widows
monthly check. A few weeks
ago, what started out as a
way to help the local D.A.V.
post replace their hurricane
damaged roof, became an
,idea to aid all veterans in


Walton County.
Thanks to the caring and
sharing residents of Walton
County, this dream has be-
come a reality.
A "Good, old-fashioned,
family-fun day", will be held
at the Walton County Fair-


JONES

project.
The second issue ad-
dressed by Jones was that
the CDBG funding would
have to be refused by the
town since the "leverage"
funding was not secured or
the town would be accepting
federal funds based on an il-
legal basis because of an "in-
correctly processed claim by
Robert L. Jones." Jones pre-
sented council a copy of a let-
ter from the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA)
grant supervisor with whom
Warren had spoken prior to
the February 18, 2005 meet-
ing. The letter from Millie
Schroeder, program manager
for Housing & Community
Development noted:

"The letter of invitation
from USDA Rural Develop-
ment included as part of the
City of Paxton's CDBG NR
grant was appropriate and
acceptable documentation of
the claimed leverage under
DCA regulations and that the
award of the grant and ex-
ecution of the contract was
proper with only the invita-
tion in place. The initial
draw of up to $5,000 for au-
thorized grant purposes,
such as initial administra-
tion expenses, is proper and
legal at the beginning phase
of a contract. The actual re-
ceipt a id .expenditure, of


grounds on March 26, 2005
at 11 a.m.. 4 p.m.
Starting with patriotic
opening ceremonies, we have
a fun-filled day of activities
and enjoyment planned.
There will be games and ac-
tivities for the whole family,


live music by several gospel
groups, contests and prizes,
and plenty of food and drink.
Ihe event is free but all do-
nations will be gratefully ac-,
cepted.
For more information call,:
951-2295.


From Pg 14-A


USDA Rural Development
funds being claimed as lever-
age can come anytime be-
tween the date of the site
visit and the closeout of the
grant but the actual loan con-
tract or loan funds do not
have to be in hand in the ini-
tial stages of the CDBG
grant."
Following distribution of
the letter from Schroeder,
Jones' noted in the prepared
statement, "The statements
made about my handling of
he grant application and
ibsequent to that are false.
.u can clearly see that I
have not misrepresented
anything and that I followed
DCA regulations to the letter
and that every action taken
was proper."
During the process of pre-
paring for grant funds, the
town opened a non-interest
bearing bank account prior to
sending the executed grant
agreement back to DCA. In
response to Warren's previ-
ous comment that grant
funds were to be received into
the account in February,
Jones noted that the mayor
would know if any funds
were to be received in to the
account, as he has to sign the
request for any funds.
Jones noted that he did
"prepared one request for
funds for $5,000 and deliv-
ered .it to city hall on Febru-
; : .!... : ,:,


ary 14, four days before the,
(2/18/05) meeting for signa-
'tures and forwarding to
DCA. As far as I know noth-'
ing was done with that re-'
quest. It is important to note I
that once a funds request is
received by DCA it usually,
takes between 25 and 30
days to process and be re-,
ceived by a grant recipient.
This is what I believe is ah-'
other misstatement and ap-
pears to be, in light of the
facts, deliberate."
Jones noted that he had,,
at the request of the city clerk
on February 14, contacted.
the bank on February 17, to:;
clarify that the account
should remain open, even
though there were no funds'
in the account at that time.
Jones said that he was told
the bank "could not discuss
it without the city's authori-
zation and so they (the bank)
were to call the city and af-
ter receiving the okay, call
him back. They have never
done so."
In conclusion of Jones'
statement, he noted that he
wanted, from the city, "what
you owe me for the work that
I have performed on your be-
half, I want to be indemnified
for the harm that you have
done to me and my firm and
I want my reputation back."
City attorney Allan Ramey
requested that Jones prepare,'


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Officers of the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department arrested the follow-
ing people during the week ending
March 13, 2005:
*Cesar Medina, 24, No DL,
*Travis Southard, 22, Open con-
tainer,
- Erie Heyward, 42, DFS, Posses-
sion of marijuana -20 grams,
Adrian Obright, 25, Expired tag,
Michael Bratton, 24, Niceville,
Retail theft,
Deon L. Bogan, 30, PDL, Theft,
Don McDonald, 22, DFS, MVOP,
Roy Fisackerly, 40, Newport, MS,
Shoplifting, Worthless check warrants
(Florida and Mississippi),
Melissa Hobdy, 38, DFS, DUI,
possession of paraphernalia, failure to
stop at stop sign,
-, Clay Roberts, 40, No proof of in-
surance,
* Shirley Bowen, No birthdate given,
OP,
;. Howard Battles, 47,.DFS, False
report to LEO,
Brian Campbell, 25, DFS, Posses-
sion of cocaine, poss. of cannabis -
20 grams, vehicle tag expired more


than 6 months,
Violet Fescina, 37, Crestview,
Okaloosa warrant (worthless check),
Lakeisha Guthrie, 19, DWLSR,
vehicle tag expired more than 6
months,
Billy Murphy, 70, PDL, DUI refused
test, DUI 2nd offense, DWLSR,
O. Lynne Martin, Expired tag less
than 6 months,
Nadine Robinson, 45, Trespass
after warning,
Allen Russell Connor, 19, DFS,
Possession of cannabis 20 grams,
poss. w/intent to cultivate, poss. of
paraphernalia, poss. of alcohol by
person 20 years old, criminal mis-
chief,
Christopher Wright, 19,-DFS,
Criminal mischief x3, possession of
controlled substance,
D.J., 13, Crestview, Criminal mis-
chief x2,
K.J., 15, DFS, Criminal mischief,
Marion Holmes IV, 21, DFS, VOP,
Steven Scott, 28, Samson, AL,
Possession of paraphernalia,
Hector Castillo, 38, DFS, No DL,
driving w/o lights,


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT
%h:1116:111I S = 1-1 I


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies ar-
rested the following people during the
Week ending March 13, 2005:
,* James Erhardt, 44, Panama City
Beach, Possession of controlled sub-
stance, poss. drug paraphernalia,
Kenneth Lynch, 54, Prattville, AL,
FVOP,
Randall Ward, 42, DFS, FVOP,
- Dwayne Farrell, 42, Freeport, DUI,
' Felicia E. Brand, 19, SRB, Bat-
tery domestic,
David Roberto Deaquilera, 18,
PFS, DUI,
*. Eder Luis Lopez, 22, Irving, TX,
DUI refused test, no valid DL,
*Andre C. Lance, 18, Norcross, GA,
DUI,
* Robert Robin Anderson, 52,
Panama City, Failure to register as sex
offender,
Stephen Henry, 27, Niceville,
DWLSR,
Preston James Moore, 21,
Niceville, Hold (Okaloosa Co.),
Don Wesley Shows, 43, Moselle,
MS, Grand theft (firearm), FTA,
Ryan Daniel Kaylor, 24, SRB, As-
sault,
. Louis Edward Reese, 47, DFS,
Failure to pay fine, coniempt of court,
, Martha Ann Edwards, 41, Destin,
Harrassirina phone calls,
- Rb6t' nthony ,ubb, '46,;SRB,;


Tim Lee Stanley, .31, Freeport,
DWLSR,
Ryan David DeKalands, 25, SRB,
Possession of methamphetamine,
poss. of paraphernalia,
Thomas Perry Stiverson, 38, SRB,
Worthless check (Okaloosa Co.),
worthless checks x2 (Walton Co.),
Michael Lynn Green, 35, SRB,
Possession of methamphetamine,
poss. of marijuana -20 grams, poss.
of paraphernalia,
Deborah Sue Dodson, 44, SRB,
Possession of methamphetamine,
poss. of marijuana -20 grams, poss.
of paraphernalia,
Bryon Keith Wright, 25, Freeport,
Possession of methamphetamine,
poss. of marijuana -20 grams, poss.
of paraphernalia,
Carolyn Key Coppedge, 68, SRB,
Possession of methamphetamine,
poss. of marijuana -20 grams, poss.
of paraphernalia,
Amanda F. Drake, 19, Crestview,
Possession of drug paraphernalia,
*William P.Tisdale, 34, Destin, FTA,
Adam Lee Batie, 31, SRB, Tres-
passing,
Shane Kelley, 41, Crestview, Pos-
session of marijuana -20 grams, Poss.
of paraphernalia,
Michael Markaly, 18, FWB, Theft,
Nathaniel Larnce: 28'DFS, Dul,'


Kristopher Kine, 26, Niceville, As-
sault, MVOP,
Peter John Oglesby, 21, Gulf
Breeze, FVOP,
Rafael Castillo Hernandez, 22,
Freeport, No valid DL,
George David Hahn, 25, Denver,
NC, Possession of marijuana -20
grams,
John David Langford, Jr., 41, DFS,
MVOP,
Teresa McMillan, 33, DFS, FTA
(Okaloosa Co.),
Arlene Albertson, 42, DFS, Bat-
tery domestic,
Oscar Charles Bergman IV, 41,
Freeport, DUI, DWLSR,
Elizabeth Caldwell, 45, Navarre,
DUI,
Denise 0. Marshall, 36, Freeport,
Worthless check,
Virginia Nell Pettit, 31, Niceville,
Worthless checks x2,
Samuel John Hassler, 25, SRB,
Possession of methamphetamine,
Bobbie Dale Martin, 36, DFS, Bat-
tery domestic x2.
Melinda Alberson, 46, Hartford,
AL, Possession of controlled sub-
stance,
Chad Everette Worthy, 25, Hart-
ford, AL, DUI, DWLSR,
Alejandro Hilario Gutierrez, 35,
DFS, DUI, No valid DL, Fleeing/at-
tempting to elude,
Vickie Hurst, 38, Freeport, Failure
to return leased property,
Michael Halsek, 35, Destin, Ag-
gravated assault, resisting arrest w/o
violence,
*William Baska, 64, Brooksville, FL,
DUI,
Robert Fos, Jr., 34, Panama City,
DUI, DWLSR,
Dawn Renee Moulton, 39, Free-
port, Battery domestic,
Charles Byers, 44, Freeport, Bat-
tery domestic,
Stephen Anthony Ainsworth, 21,
DFS, VOP (Alabama),
Larry Scott Holder, 36, Statesboro,
GA, Resisting w/o violence, VOP,
DWLSR, dealing in stolen property.


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mhent totals for phase four of
"Operation Safe Ride. "
;:"Safe Ride," a 48-hour
"statewide aggressive driving
enforcement operation," was
conducted from February 24
-'25. All ten of the state's
FHP troops participated in
the operation.
'.The program was insti-
tuted last year in response to
the growing number of re-
p.orts of aggressive driving
and "road rage" throughout
the state, as well as other
forms of hazardous driving.
The first phase, in Febru-
ary 26 27 of 2004, targeted
aggressive driving and road
rage.
Phase two, May 13 14,
2004, was aimed at hazard-


ous violations by commercial
vehicles. Phases three and
four were once again aimed
at aggressive driving and
road rage.
Phase four enforcement
figures show a total of 6,065
citations, 427 misdemeanor
citations, 1,171 warnings,
and 707 faulty equipment no-
tices.
Over half of the total cita-
tions were for speeding. The
second most common of-
fenses involved "occupant
restraints," with aggressive
driving taking third place.
"Operation Safe Ride" fo-
cused on every interstate, the
Florida Turnpike, and other
major state roads where ag-
gressive and hazardous mov-
ing violations are prevalent.
The total number of miles
patrolled was 107,570.


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%test. Adjudged guilty. Probation re-
voke and reinstate 3 years. Jail 36
months suspended. No contact with
A:LTN =CUNTY PLEA AY Brandie Givens.
Mark Wayne Baxley. VOP. Grand
theft third degree. Attempted intro-
InThe Circuit Court abuse evaluation and treatment. duction of contraband. Trafficking in
In And For Consider early termination. meth controlled substance. Unlaw-
Walton County, Florida Julio Cesar Montoya. DWLSR ful possession of chemical 5 years
Plea Day death serious injury. Driving on conc. Possession drug parapherna-
Judge Kelvin Wells wrong side of divided highway. DUI lia. Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
January 20, 2005 with serious bodily injury x 2. Open Probation terminated. Fine civil
Patricia D. Anderson. Grand theft container. DUI manslaughter x 2. judgment. Jail 5 years cone.
auto. Plea no contest. Adjudication DUI with property damage. Ad- $100,000.00 count 1 civil lien. Jail
withheld. Probation 3 years. Fine judged guilty. Sentence 4-5-05. 10 years with 7 years minimum man-
$775.00. Attorney fees $290.00. COS Katina Tranese Moore. Grand datory. CTS.
$40.00. Restitution ordered CRJ. theft third degree. Issue capias. No Todd Julius Beeler. VOP. Posses-
Early termination considered. bond. sion of a controlled substance. Plea
Joel David Ring. Burglary. Ladon Michael Morgan. Poss of no contest. Adjudged guilty. Proba-
Criminal mischief. Adjudged guilty, methamphetamine. Possession drug tion restore with 12 months commu-
24 months cone with Okaloosa Co. paraphernalia. Unlawful speed 20- nity control. Substance abuse evalu-
sentence. CTS. Waive fees. Resti- 29 MPH over limit pay in 30 days. ation and treatment. Complete origi-
| tuition ordered. Civil lien. Plea no contest. Adjudication with- nal terms.
Frank Sokolica. 03CF12. Ad- held. Probation 3 years. 1 year count Chad L. Bishop. Battery domes-
judged guilty. 28 months DOC. CTS, 2, Fine $875.00. Attorney fees tic violence. Probationlyear. Com-
Suspended. Probation reinstated, $290.00, Substance abuse evalua- plete Batterers' Intervention.
Ty Lee Barocsi. Felony batteR tion and treatment. Random UA's. Noama Bledsoe. Possession of a
Plea no contest. Adjtihk.>t:'. ,it., COS $40.00. controlled substance no pros. Pos-
held. Probation 5 years, l. ears David Roy Olson. Possession of session of a controlled substance.
community control, Fine ." v'.' cannabis over 20. Poss controlled Possession drug paraphernalia 1
Attorney fees $290.00. No contact, substance without prescription no year cone. Plea no contest. Adjudged
No unsupervised contact with inaor pros. Possession drugparaphernalia. guilty. Probation 3 years. Fine
children not related to him. Plea no contest. Adjudication with- $875.00. COS $40.00. Substance
Steven Roger Bartlett, Burglry held. Probation 3 years. Fine abuse evaluation and treatment.
of unoccupied structure aryed $875.00. Random UA's.
I Plea no contest. Adjudication with Jammie Jordan Platt. Possession Jamie Jo Calhoun. VOP. Utter-
held. Prob.cti,'.r : uicestitution of a controlled substance. Possession ing a forged instrument x 2. Issuing
Ordered CRJ. s-.. sin of a con- drug paraphernalia. Unlawful pos- worthless checks x 7. Adjudged
trolled substance. Possession drug session of chemical. Manufacture or guilty. Probation reinstated 3 years
paraphernalia. \,-1-iot.,I with- delivery of drug paraphernalia. Plea after D.O.C. Jail 13 months CTS.
Shield. Probation 3 year cone Fine no contest. Adjudged guilty. Fine Complete original terms. Substance
$875.00. Attorney fees $290.00. $1,000.00. COS $103.00. 18 months abuse evaluation and treatment.,
Substance abuse evaluation and DOC cone with Okaloosa Co. All Consider early termination. Civil
treatment. Random UA's. amounts civil judgment, judgment.
Valerie Bender. Trafficking in Kenneth Ray Pryor. Felony bat- Cecil Armond Carter. Possession
meth controlled substance dismiss. tery second or subsequent offense of cocaine dismissed. Possession nf
Unlawful possession of chemical, dismiss. Aggravated battery with a controlled substance x 2. Posses-
Possession drug paraphernalia. Plea deadly weapon dismiss. Battery sion less 20 grams marijuana x 2 1
no contest. Adjudication withheld. dismiss: Violation of injunction year cone. Possession drug para-
Probation 3 years count 1. 1 year against repeat violence dismiss, phernalia x 2 1 year cone. Poss
count 2. Fine $1,.00. Random Violation of injunction/restraining controlled substance without pre-
S UA's. Substance abuse evaluation order. Plea guilty. Probation 1lyear. scription dismissed. Plea no con-
and treatment. Maintain lawful 1 year cone. Fine $429.50. No con- test. Adjudged guilty. Probation 3
employment. Con ider early termi- tact. Batterer's intervention. Resti- years with first year community con-
nation, tution $50.00 a month Cathy and trol. Fine $875.00. $250.00 investi-
Devlone Lenard Brown. Sell, Brian Stokes. gation fee.
manufacture or deliver only. Samantha C. Ramshur. Worth- JasonEric Croson. VOP. Posses-
01CF738, 739, 740, 02CF269, less checks over 150. :Issue capias. sion of a controlled substance. Pos-
03CF139, 04CF923, 05CF15. Plea No bond. session less 20 grams marijuana.
no contest. Adjudged guilty. Proba- Brandon Ray Shaw. Poss of Plea admits. Adjudged guilty. Pro-
tion terminated. Fine $875.00 civil methamphetamine. Possession less bation restored with 12 months com-
lien. Jail 25 months DOC cone. At- 20 grams marijuana. Possession munity control. Complete original
torney fee civil judgment. CTS drug paraphernalia. Felony DWLSR. terms.
MM's cone. Financial obligation Plea no contest. Adjudication with- Christopher Dennis Dollar. VOP.
waived. held. Probation 3 years. 12 months Theft over $20000 but under
Erica Elissa Brown. DWLSR ha- MM's. Attorney fees $290.00. COS $100000. False police report. Plea
bitual offender. Proof of insurance 40.00. Substance abuse evaluation no contest. Adjudged guilty. Proba-
required (can pay $7.50 dismissal). and treatment. Random UA's. Con- tion terminated. Jail 13 months
Expired tag over six months. Get sider early: termination. CTS. Civil judgment. 03CF44 and
valid tag. Fail to yield to oncoming Janet Lynn Snyder. Resisting 03MM1134 MVOP 6 months
traffic while turning left. Plea no arrel.t without violence. Plea no con- county jail cone. 04MM1030 bat-
contest. Adjudication withheld. Pro- test Adjudicaton withheld. Proba- tery domestic 11 months 29 days.
nation 2 years. Fine $775.00. Attor- tior 1 year Fine $228 50 Attorney Reginald Bernard Durh4am.
ney fees $290.00. COS $40.00. Pay fees $90.00. Trespass. Theft over $20000 but
in 90 days. Consider early termina- Raul Martinez Uribe. Aggra- under $100000. Petit theft first of-
tion. vated battery with deadly weapon. fense. Battery. Criminal mischief
Christina Maria Bush. Sexual Burglary occupied dwelling with bat- damage over $200 and under $1000.
misconduct. Perjury official proceed terry. Disorderly intoxication. Issue Adjudged guilty. Probation termi-
no pros. Plea no contest. Adjudica- capias. nated. Fine waived. Jail 34.2
tion withheld. Probation 3 years. Fannie Mae Scott Watkins. Forg- months CTS.
Fine $775.00. Random UA's. ery x 6. Illegal use of personal ID Michael Shayne Embry. Posses-
Saverio Cerra. :Fel ny-DWLSR '1 i.nfoqrgti x. .Ulea no conteea-ja-aion-, f Ecocaie: -Possessiondless 20..
S t Pration N/A Adjudged guilty. Probation N/A.3 years grams marijuana 1 year cone. Pos-
i Fine waived. Jail 24 months. 90 cone. Fine $775.00. Attorney fees session drug paraphernalia. Follow-
days MM CTS. $290.00. COS $40.00. Restitution ing too closely merge and dismiss.
Ronald W. Clark. Poss of meth- ordered CRJ. Consider early termi- Fail to drive in single lane merge
amphetamine. Use of countermea- nation, and dismiss. Plea no contest. Ad-
sure device for retail theft dismiss. Amos Weddington. Sell/purch/ judged guilty. Probation 3 years.
Petit theft first offense guilty, 60 manuf/deliv/possess with intent. Fine $875.00. Jail 30 days, 15 con-
days cone. Plea no contest. Fine Poss controlled substance intent to secutive weekends with CTS. COS
$875.00. Jail 11 months 29 days CTS distribute. Poss controlled substance $40:00. Substance abuse evaluation
cone with Okaloosa Co. Restitution without prescription. Possession and treatment. Random UA's.
ordered. $77.00 civil judgment to drug paraphernalia. Plea no con- Court will consider early termina-
Walmart, CRJ. Transfer to Okaloos test. Furlough given. Sentence 2-1- tion after 2 years. Probation trans-
Co. 05. ferred to Washington County.
Ebin Eldrige Cosson. Aggravated Starla Locasta Weeks.. Forgery. Peter James Forehand. VOP..
battery on a pregnant person. Issue Uttering a forged instrument. Forg- Poss of methamphetamine. Posses-
capias. ery x 24- no pros. Uttering a forged sion drug paraphernalia. Plea no
Sonya L. Everidge. Trespass. instrument x 24- no pros. Petit theft contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation
Petit theft first offense. Plea no con- first offense x 8 no pros. Worthless restore. Substance abuse evaluation
test. Adjudication withheld. Proba- checks over 150 x 2-no pros. Felony and treatment. Complete original
tion 12 months count 1. 6 months petit theft -no pros. Plea no contest, terms.
count 2 county probation. Attorney Adjudication withheld. Probation 5 LouiseA. Gantner. Trespass x 3.
fees $90.00. Letter of apology. $40.00 years CTS. 6 months MM's cone. Fine Petit theft first offense x 2. Grand
COS. 20 hours community service. $775.00. COS $40.00. Restitution theft first degree. Fine $719.59. At-
Steven Curtis Gallaher. Dealing ordered CRJ. Merchant, state and torney fees $290.00. COS Waived.
in stolen property. 04MM's 5202, clerk's fees. Consider early termina- Drug fee $30.00. Restitution $18.00.
5203 and 5204 guilty, 1 year cone, tion. 04MM97 FTA dismissed. ToIbrie Alexander Gilbert. Felony
probation, restitution ordered CRJ. Baltazar Gomez. 04CF1151. Bur- DWLSR. Possession of a controlled
Plea no contest. Adjudication with- glary of conveyance. Theft. Plea no substance. Resist arrest with vio-
held on CF. Probation 3 years. Fine contest. Adjudication withheld. Pro- lence. Battery of law enforcement
$775.00. Attorney fees $290.00. bation 3 years count 1. Guilty count officer x 3. Possession less 20 grams
Restitution ordered. $7,500.00 on 2. CTS jail. Fine $775.00. Attorney marijuana. Disorderly conduct.
CF. fees $290.00. COS $40.00. Assault or battery on visitor/de-
Althea Nicole Garity. Poss con- Scott Martin. 04CF269. Ad- tainee. Plea no contest. Adjudged
trolled substance without prescrip- judged guilty. Probation reinstate 2 guilty. Jail 31 months CTS.
tion x 2. Issue capias. No bond. years. 1st year community control, Russell David Greene. VOP.
Donald Alan Grant, Jr. Sell followed by 2 years probation. Com- Grand theft auto. Plea no contest.
manufacture or deliver only. Posses plete Haven House Program. Adjudged guilty. Probation termi-
sion drug paraphernalia. Plea no In The Circuit Court nate civil judgment. Jail 13
contest. Adjudication withheld. Pro- In And For mJohnny D. Guthrie. VOP. Felony
bation 3 years on count 1 and 1 year InAndFor JohnnyD. Guthrie. VOP. Felony
on county cone. COS $40100a Sub1 Walton County, Florida DUI. DWLSR. Plea no contest. Ad-
s ta nce abuse evaluation and treatSub- Plea Day judged guilty. Probation terminated.
ment. Random UA's. Consider early Judge Kelvin Wells Fine waived. Jail 10 months with
termination. February 01,2005 CTS.
Matthew Jason Hager. Aggra- Larry JosephAllen. VOP. Felony Willie Frank Harper, Sr. Sell/
vated battery, Trespass CTS jail. DWLSR. Careless driving. Plea no purch/deliv/possess with intent x 3.
False imprisonment of an xuolt dis- contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation Possession of cocaine x 2. Posses-
miss. Aggravated battery on a preg- restore with 6 months community sion of a controlled substance x 2.
nant person dismiss. Any other control. Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
charges merge and dismiss. Plea no Martin Davis. 04CF810. Traffick- Probation terminated. Possession
contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation ing dismissed. Possession less than drug paraphernalia. Sale 'within
N/A. Jail 36 months CTS cone with 20 grams dismissed. Poss parapher- 1000 feet of public housing. Fine
AL sentence. nalia adjudged guilty. Costs civil judgment. Jail 60 month and
Cindy L. Holiday: Felony $423.00. Attorney fees $90.00. Civil Keaton CTS. 04MM972 Trespass.
DVLSR. Plea no contest. Adjudged lien. Possession drug paraphernalia ad-
guilty. Probation 3 years. 1st year Ryan Michael Avant. VOP. Pos- judged guilty, CTS.
community control. Fine $775.00. session of a controlled substance. John Glen Henderson. VOP.
Attorney fees $290.00. COS $40.00. Poss control substance intent to dis- Arson. Unlawful possession of
Random UA's. tribute. Possession drug parapher- chemical x 3. Possession drug para-
Tammy Marie Howard. Con- nalia. Plea no contest. Adjudged phernalia x 2. 04CF912-Posslisted
spiracy. Possession drug parapher- guilty. Probation terminated. Fine chemical, poss para. 11 months 29
nalia. Unlawful possession of chemi- Judgment. Jail 8 months cone with days. 04CF939 Poss controlled sub-
cal. Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty. Okaloosa CTS. stance, poss. para 11 months 29
Probation 3 years. 1 year count 1. Stuart Raymond Ballard. VOP. days. Plea no contest. Adjudged


Obtain 40 hour a week employment. Adjudged guilty. 3 years Probation guilty. Probation terminated. Fine
Substance abuse evaluation and terminated. Complete original terms, civil judgment $500.00. Drug fee
treatment. Random UA's. $1,500.00. DWLSR habitual offender. Felony $200.00. Jail 54 months conc.
$103.00 Substance fee. $100.00 DUI. Expired tag more than 6 Tony Anthony Herndon. VOP.
Lab operating trust fund. Testify in months CTS. Refusal to accept or Assault.,'Sell/purch/manuf/deliv/pos-
case of Clarence Williams and Jer- sign summons no pros. Refusal to sess with intent. Battery domestic
emy Platt. submit to BAL test CTS. Plea no violence. Felony battery 2nd or sub-
Marie Allison Labit. Poss con- contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation sequent offense. Driving under the
trolled substance without prescrip- 3 years. Fine $1,600.00. DL sus- influence. Plea no contest. Ad-
tion. Possession of a controlled sub- pended 10 years. 52 consecutive judged guilty. Probation terminated.
stance. Possession drug parapher- weekends. School. 50 hours commu- Fine civil judgment. Jail 10 months
nalia withheld, 1 year cone. Plea nity service. CTS.
no contest. Adjudication withheld. Christopher Nicholas Bass. VOP. Cynthia' June Hodge. VOP.
Probation 3 years. Fine $875.00. Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Grand theft third degree. Plea no
Attorney fees $290.00. Random UAs. Petit theft first offense. Criminal contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation
Substance abuse evaluation and mischief damage over $200 and un- restore with 12 months community
treatment. der $1000. Felony criminal mischief, control. Substance abuse evaluation
Carolyn Faye McBryde.. Poss of Adjudged guilty. Probation termi- and treatment. Complete original
methamphetamine Plea nocontest. nated. Fine Civil judgment Jail36 terms.
Adjudication withheld. Probation 3 months. Youthful offender. Damiond D. Jefferson. VOP.
ea rs Fine $875.00. Attorney fees Michael Batson. VOP. Possession See PLEA DAY Pg 14-A
$29.1 00. Random UA's. Substance of a controlled substance. Plea no con-


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENACT ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City council of the City of Freeport, Florida, shall con-
sider for adoption at the meeting scheduled April 12, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall in
Freeport, Florida, an Ordinance providing for the annexation of certain real property situ-
ated in Walton County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a point where the North right of way line of County Road 83 A intersects the
West line of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter, Section 29, Township 1
South, Range 19 West, Walton County, Florida; thence North along said West line for a
distance of 660.00 feet; thence North 61000'00" East parallel to the West right of way line
of County Road 83-A for a distance of 1600.00 feet; thence South for a distance of 660.00
feet to the West right of way line of said County Road 83-A; thence South 61 degrees 00
minutes 00 seconds West along the West right of way line of county Road 83A for a dis-
tance of 1600.00 feet more or less to the Point of Beginning, containing 21.2 acres more
or less.
AND

A parcel of land lying in the Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 8,
Township 1 South, Range 19 West, Walton County, Florida, and being more particularly
described as follows:
Begin at the Northeast corner of said Northeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of
Section 8; thence S0158' W on the common East line of said Northeast quarter and the
West line of the Davis parcels as recorded in Official Records Book 226, Page 392, and in
Book 762, Page 14 of the Public Records of Walton County, Florida, a distance of 1219
feet to a Point on the Northerly right of way line of Florida State Road 20 (Right of Way
width varies); thence N 65005' W on said Northerly right of way line a distance of 1130.73
feet to the Southwest corner of the Martin Parcel, as recorded in Official Records Book
2313, Page 194, Public Records of Walton County, Florida; thence N 010 58" E on the
West line of said Martin Parcel a distance of 854.35 feet to the Northwest corner of said
Martin Parcel, said point lying on the North line of said Northeast quarter of the Southeast
quarter of Section 8, thence S 87050'30" E on said North line a distance of 1033.61 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Said parcel containing 24.9 acres of land more or less.
AND

All that part West of State Highway 83A South of the North 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4, Section 21, Township 1 South, Range 19 West, Walton County, Florida.
AND

Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 30, Township 1 South, Range 19 West,
Walton County, Florida, thence proceed North 88 degrees 42 minutes 00 seconds West
along the North line of said North section line a distance of 1,967.55 feet; thence depart-
ing said North section line proceed South 00 degrees 05 minutes 44 seconds East a dis-
tance of 651.43 feet; thence proceed North 88 degrees 53 minutes 46 seconds West a
distance of 657.00 feet; thence proceed South 00 degrees 00 minutes 34 seconds West a
distance of 653.65 feet; thence proceed South 89 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East a
distance of 658.15 feet; thence proceed South 00 degrees 05 minutes 44 seconds East a
distance of 1,302.86 feet; thence proceed North 89 degrees 28 minutes 51 seconds West
a distance of 660.48 feet; thence proceed South 00 degrees 00 minutes 34 seconds West
a distance of 455.87 feet to the East right of way line of County Road C-83-A (100' R/W),
said point being on-a curve concave Southwesterly having a radius of 3,869.83 feet a cen-
tral angle of 11 degrees 26 minutes 54 seconds a tangent distance of 387.91 feet, a chord
bearing and distance of South 11 degrees 36 minutes 03 seconds East 771.95 feet;
thence proceed South along the arc of said curve a distance of 773.24 feet to the point of
tangency; thence proceed South 05 degrees 52 minutes 36 seconds East a distance of
1,314.94 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave Northeasterly having a radius of
1,069.28 feet, a central angle of 06 degrees 12 minutes 19 seconds a tangent distance of
59.42 feet, a chord bearing and distance of South 08 degrees 58 minutes 46 seconds
East 118.67 feet; thence proceed Southeasterly along the arc of said curve a distance of
118.73 feet to the South line of the aforesaid Section 30 and the Point of Beginning;
thence continue along said curve having a central angle of 82 degrees 05 minutes 33 sec-
onds a tangent distance of 954.54 feet; chord bearing and distance of South 53 degrees
07 minutes 41 seconds East 1,439.78 feet; thence proceed Southeasterly along said
curve and arc distance of 1,570.73 feet to the point of tangency; thence proceed North 85
degrees 49 minutes 32 seconds East a distance of 339.44 feet; thence departing the
aforesaid right of way proceed North 02 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds East a distance
f 862.64 feet to the aforesaid South line of Section 30; thence proceed South 89"degrees"
09 minutes 50 seconds West along said South line a distance of 1,533.27 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
AND ALSO ,'.;
Commence at a concrete monument (A.C.C.) marking the Southeast corner of Section 30,
Township 1 South, Range 19 West, Walton County, Florida; thence proceed South 89
degrees 09 minutes 50 seconds West along the south line of said Section 30 a distance of
819.17 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 89 degrees 09 minutes 50
seconds West along said South line a distance of 1,533.27 feet to the easterly right of way
of County Road C-83-A (100' R/W) said point being on a curve concave Northeasterly
having a radius of 1,096.28 feet, a central angle of 06 degrees 12 minutes 19 seconds, a
tangent distance of 59.42 feet, a chord bearing and distance of North 08 degrees 58 min-
utes 46 seconds West 118.67 feet, thence departing said South line proceed
Northwesterly along the arc of said curve a distance of 118.73 feet ot the point of tan-
gency; thence proceed North 05 degrees 52 minutes 36 seconds.West along said right of
way a distance of 92.88 feet; thence departing said right of way proceed North 89 degrees
09 minutes 50 seconds East parallel with the aforesaid South line of Section 30 a distance
of 1,559.79 feet; thence proceed South 00 degrees 24 minutes 54 seconds East a dis-
tance of 210.00 feet to the South line of said Section 30 and the Point of Beginning.
A map showing the area to be annexed is set forth below.


A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available at City Hall for inspection and all inter-
ested persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with-respect to the proposed
Ordinance.
Note: If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, such person will need a record of the
proceeding and that, for such purpose, such person 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.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005,-


Paxton city attorney to attend council meeting


By KERRY STEWART tition through sound procure-
During the regular Paxton ment practices. The second
Town Council meeting on policy assures that all activi-
Tuesday, March 8, Council- ties undertaken through the
man Tommy Mathis re- grant will not cause any un-
quested additional informa- necessary displacement or re-
tion as to the status of the fire location and that plans are
department's account. This is administered in a manner
a recently established ac- were careful consideration is
count for the department. given in the planning phase
Previously the account was to avoid any displacement.
part of the town's overall gen- Once these policies are
eral fund. Once the account adopted, they will be for-
was separated, there was ap- warded to the Department of
proximately $46,000 in the Community Affairs (DCA).
banking account. There were Melton and Armstrong made
two bills presented for pay- a motion to adopt the policies
ment. with council unanimously
City Attorney Allan Ramey approving the motion.
addressed council recom- James (Jim) Bryant ad-
mending that a letter of apol- dressed council on behalf of a
ogy be read in to the minutes perspective new real estate
to consultants Jones-Phillips company to open in Paxton.
& Associates in canceling the Bryan stated that he had
contract for services to ad- been acting as an "unofficial
minister the Community De- ambassador" for Paxton to get
velopment Block Grant investors interested in locat-
(CDBG). Ramey also recom- ing in Paxton. One such firm,
mended that a second letter Gone Coastal, has negotiated
be issued requesting that ser- to open a realty business in,
vices of Jones-Phillips & As- town within the next one to
sociates be reinstated effec- one and half months. Ray
tive immediately. The ser- Robins is the owner of Gone
vices were canceled on Feb- Coastal Realty and also owns
ruary 17 without the consul- My Fly Realty.
station of legal counsel. At this Bryant, noted that a new
time, with the approval of residential subdivision, Wal-
council, Ramey noted that ton Plantation, had already
Kemp and Melton would sold out 7,000 acres for devel-
work with Jones to adminis- opment next to Bear Flats
ter the grant. Mathis and road. Bryant wanted council
Melton made a motion that to be aware that the popula-
council accepts all recommen- tion in the area is in the pro-
dations of counsel and the cess of escalating within the
vote carried unanimously. next few years and that plan-
With council now approv- ning and zoning issues
ing acceptance of the CDBG needed to be addressed before
funds, there was some admin- the movement reached Pax-
istrative issues that needed ton. It was Bryant's recom-
to be approved. Therefore, mendation was that council
Suzan Davis, city clerk re- considers expanding the
quested. that council adopt town's limits. Bryant was
policies for procurement and available to assist the town in
displacement for receipt of any way and would volunteer
the CDBG funds. The first his 'services to help with the
policy assures that services planning and zoning if coun-
for the grant are obtained ef- cil wished.
ficiently and open for compe- Councilman Bobby Kemp



PLEA DAY From Pg 13-AI


Resist arrest with violence. Felony
battery resulting from great bodily
harm/disability. DWLSR? 'Plea ad-
mits. Sentence 3/8/05.
James Rodney Johnson. VOP.
Sell/purch/manuf/deliv/possess with
intent x 2. Possession of a controlled-
substance x 3. Plea admits. Ad-
judged guilty. Probation restore ex-
tend 1 year with first 12 months com-
munity control. Complete Keaton
Program.
Twena Marie Johnson. Battery
of ldw enforcement officer x 2. Dis-
orderly conduct/breach of peace 1
year conc. Failure to appear. Plea
no contest. Adjudication withheld.
Probation 2 years. Fine $775.00.
Attorney fees $290.00. COS $40.00.
Substance abuse evaluation and
treatment. Letters of apology. Res-
titution CRJ, Consider early termi-
nation.
Jason Marvin Kent. Lewd and
lascivious acts. Supervised contact
with his child.
Joe Terry Kilpatrick. VOP. DUI.
Reckless driving first offense. Felony
fleeing/attempting to elude LEO.
Battery. Child restraint-infant to 3
YOA car seat/4+ seatbelt. Plea ad-
mits. Adjudged guilty. Probation re-
stored and extended 1 year. !
Robert Anthony Kozieja. VOP.
Possession of a controlled substance.
DUI/ Possession drug parapherna-
lia.. DWLSR. Open container driver.
Resist arrest without violence. Plea
no contest. Adjudged guilty.- Proba-
tion terminated. Fine civil judgment.
Jail 17 months COS with CTS. Cone
with Okaloosa.
John Peyton Murphy. VOP. Sell/
purch/manuf/deliv/possess with in-
tent x 4. Possession of a controlled
substance x 5. Poss of methamphet-
amine. Possession less 20 grams
marijuana x 2. Possession drug para-
phernalia. Possession controlled
substance without prescription. Plea
no contest. Adjudged guilty. Proba-
tion terminated. Fine civil judgment.
Jai: 36 months cone with CTS. 11
months 29 days on 1st degree mis-
demeanors.
Randy Norris. VOP. Poss of
methamphetamine. Possession drug
paraphernalia. Plea no contest.
Adjudged guilty. Probation restore.
Jail CTS. Complete original terms.
Willie Joe Pouncey, Jr. Posses-
sion of cocaine. Sale of cocaine. As-
sault or battery on visitor/detainee.
Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
Jail 29.2 months with CTS. Cone
with any active sentence.
Nacole Lane Randolph. VOP.
Forgery of credit card. Forgery. Ut-
tering a forged instrument x 3. Recvt
fraud goods by use of credit cards.
Aggravated assault. Petit theft first
offense x 4. Theft over $20000 but
under $100000. Plea no contest. Ad-
judged guilty. Probation terminated;
Fine civil judgment. Jail 12.3 months
with CTS.
Cathy Jean Simmons. VOP. Bat-
tery domestic violence. Trespass.
Petit theft first offense x 2. Exploi-
tation of elderly. Felony retail theft
first offense over $300. Dealing in
stolen property. Burglary. Plea no
contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation


terminated. Fine civil judgment. Jail
18 months cone with CTS. MM's 11
months 29 days with CTS. .
Charles Fountain Smith. VOP.
Felony battery 2nd or subsequent
offense. Plea admits. Adjudged
guilty. Probation restore with 6
months community control. Sub-
stance abuse evaluation and treat-
ment. Complete original terms.
Thomas R. Spence. VOP. Pos-
session of a controlled substance.
Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
Probation restore. Complete origi-
nal terms. Felony DWLSR. Plea no
contest. Adjudged guilty. Probation
cone with 03CF59. Jail CTS. Attor-
ney fees $290.00.
Dennis Vernon Terhaar. Poss of
methamphetamine. Possession less
20 grams marijuana. Possession
drug paraphernalia. DWLSR.
Driver/no seatbelt. Joil 24 months
DOC. Sentence 2-07-0O Furlough
until then.
Michael Thames. Felony fleeing/
attempting to elude LEO. DWVLSR
x 2. Resist arrest without violence x
2. Fleeing/attempting to elude. Piia
admits. Adjudged guilty. Probatior
terminated. Fine civil judgment.
Jail 11 months 29 days with CTS.
Charles Stanley Vinson. VOP.
Child neglect without causing bodily
harm. Unlawful possession of chemi-
cal. Possession drug paraphernalia.
Plea no contest. Adjudged guilty.
Probation terminated. Fine civil
judgment. Jail 14.4 months with
CTS.
William Allen Walsingham. VOP.
Felony DUI. Failure to drive in a
single lane. Plea no contest. Ad-
judged guilty. Probation restore with
1 year community control. Complete
original terms.
Michelle Webb. VOP. Sell/purch/
manuf/deliv/possess with intent.
Possession of cannabis over 20. Pos-
session drug paraphernalia. Plea
admits. Adjudged guilty. Probation
restore. Complete original terms.
Robert Tabler Weeks. VOP. Bat-
tery of law enforcement officer. Re-
sist arrest with violence. DUI. Plea
admits. Adjudged guilty. Probation
restored with first 6 months commu-
nity control. Complete original
terms.
Dawn Theresa White. Grand
theft first degree. Adjudged guilty.
Probation terminated. Fine civil
judgment. Jail 36 months with CTS.
James Clifton Yawn. VOP. Bur-
glary of an unoccupied dwelling.
Theft over $20000 but under
$100000. Plea admits.
Clyde Whiteliead. 04CF817, 818
and 819. Plea no contest. Adjudged
guilty. 7 year DOC counts 1 and 2.
MM's 1 year county jail, CTS. Fine'
$100,000,00.
Ana Quintero. VOP. 04CF425.
Plea admits. Adjudged guilty. Pro-
bation restored. Complete original
terms.
Clarence Williams. 04CF7587.
Poss drugs 1 year cone. Attempted
sale. Adjudged guilty. Probation 3
years. Fine $1,000.00. Drug fee
$100.00. State attorney $103.00.
Employment. Substance abuse
evaluation and treatment. Random
UA's. 3 per month for first 6 months.


noted that council would take
Bryant's suggestion under
consideration but that in or-
der to incorporate additional
property into the town's lim-
its, there would have to be an
election whereby the citizens
voted to annex the property.
The first step would be to cir-
culate a petition, gather a
majority of the residents to be
incorporated signatures, and
then send the petition to Tal-
lahassee. This issue has been
presented to council in the
past and council members are
interested in annexing addi-
tional property and expand-
ing the water and sewer lines.
In the departmental re-
ports:
Armstrong noted part of
Peach Tree Street had been
resurfaced.,
Melton notified council
that the van, which carries
the Jaws of Life, has been re-
paired and is now in working
order.
Mathis relayed to coun-
cil that there would be an ex-
traction clinic on Saturday
and Sunday for the fire de-
partment.
Mathis said that resi-
dents were having delays in
obtaining burn permits. The
delays are simply due to the
numerous calls coming in to
the fire department.
The Dixie League has be-
gun practice games for the
upcoming season. There are
a few recreational issues still
outstanding but they are ne-
gotiating the issues and do
not foresee any problems.
At no cost to the town, the
Council on Aging is looking
for a person, over the age of
55, to assist in cleaning town
hall.
Kemp brought a request to
reduce a water bill from a citi-
zen to council. While it was
noted that the resident was
suppose to be present and
seek relief from council in per-
son, this particular citizen
was elderly and handicapped
and unable to attend in per-,
son. The resident had a
bust jii'pe th'a'ihad since
"been repaired. The bill for
the month was $90 and had
typically been approximately
$20 prior to the busted pipe.
Melton made a motion to re-
duce the bill one time as the
resident had fixed the prob-
lem. The motion carried with
no opposition.
SOn behalf of the Paxton
Ruritan Club, Bill McRae no-
tified council of the upcom-
ing Farm and Home Equip-
ment Auction. The auction
is to be held on Saturday,
March 26 beginning at 10


a.m. at Adams' Park. If the
town has any surplus equip-
ment that they would like to
put in the auction, it should
be taken to the park on
March 23, 24 or 25 from 2-5
p.m.
At the conclusion of the
meeting, Ramey took an op-
portunity to provide a few
guidelines for council to re-
member concerning the Sun-
shine Laws in Florida.
Florida's Government-in-
the-Sunshine-Law, com-
monly referred to as the Sun-
.shine Law, provides a right
of access to governmental
proceedings at both the state
and local levels. The law is
applied to any gathering of
two or more members subject
to the Sunshine require-
ments to, discuss some mat-
ter that will foreseeably
come before the governing
board for action. There are
three basic requirements of
s.286.011, F.S.:
(1) Meetings of public
boards or commissions must
be open to the public;
(2) Reasonable notice of
such meetings must be
given; and
(3) Minutes of the meet-
ings must be taken
Ramey noted that under
Florida statute, a council
member cannot delegate
their authority to another in-
dividual. If you want to vote,
you 'need to be present,
Ramey said.
Anything a council mem-
ber brings to the council


table that impacts a vote is
open to public record. This
includes handwritten notes.
Or, "If the purpose of a docu-
ment prepared in connection
with the official business of
a public agency is to perpetu-
ate, communicate, or formal-
ize knowledge, then it is a
public record regardless of
whether it is in final form or
the ultimate product of an
authority." Government in
the Sunshine Manual, p. 61
A financial audit is not
public record until after
council has approved it.
Once council has approved
the audit, then it does be-
come public record. Section
11..45(4)(c), F.S. -- Audit re-
ports prepared by the Audi-
tor General become public
records when final. Audit
work papers and notes are
not public records; however,
those materials necessary to
support the computations in
the final audit report may be
made available by majority
vote of the Legislative Audit-
ing Committee after a public
hearing showing proper
cause.
. The Sunshine Law applies
to deliberations and discus-
sions, between two or more
members of a governing body
(town council) when those
two members are discussing
some matter that will
foreseeably come before the
governing body for action.
The use of a telephone or a
computer to conduct such dis-
cussions does not remove the


conversation from the re-.
quirements of the Sunshine'
Law. Members of council are
not prohibited from meeting
socially or informally if no
business of the town is con-
ducted.
Similarly, panel members
may not utilize or "go-be-
tween" to learn of the views
of another panel member 6ut-i:"
side the Sunshine. If a per-
son is acting to relay mes-
sages between council mem-
bers, that person is also sub-
ject to the Sunshine Law.
According to the Attorney
General Opinion 91-26: min-
utes of city council meetings
are public records once min-
utes have been prepared by
clerk even though minutes
have not yet been sent to city
council members and have
not been officially approved
by the city council.
There are very limited at-
torney client privileges be-
tween Ramey and council.
The typical privilege does not
exist in the case of a munici-
pal attorney and .city council
unless litigation is involved.
Personnel records are part,
of the public domain. Perfor-
mance evaluations, disciplin-
ary acts and pay scales are6
part of the"personnel record
and open to the public. Hippa .
laws protect the medical '
records of employees. '
If council has any ques-:
tions, please call the city at--:
torney and ask, urged Ramey.
Editor's Note
See related article below'


Jones responds to action


by Kerry Stewart
The Paxton town council
held another special meeting
on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 to
address canceling the ser-
vices of Jones-Phillips & As-
sociates, Inc. In attendance
at the meeting were council
members Bobby Kemp, Ann
Sexton,',Jenice Armstrong,
andcJoe Melton. -MayorMiifRK
Warren and City Clerk
Suzan Davisin attendance
along with the city's attor-
neys Allan Ramey and Lori
Bytell.
The special meeting was
called in order for Robert L.
Jones, president of Jones-
Phillips & Associates, Inc. to
address council regarding
cancellation of the town's
contract with his firm. Jones
noted in his opening state-
ments that while the town
had the authority to cancel


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Administrative
(850) 834-2489


the contract, they did not
have the courtesy, decency
and respect to at least talk to
him prior to canceling the
grant and terminating the
contract with his firm. Jones
had a prepared statement for
the council which he distrib-
uted copies to each person in
attendance, as well as, read
tintlfoheVm-nuestftle'imeetA-"
ing. The statement read, in
part:
"Let me now review the
charges made by the mayor
against me which were ap-
parently the basis for your
decisions. The first is the al-
legation that I have stated,
-"the numbers could be in-'
flated to make our applica-
tion 'look better". The word
fraud was used. I have never
told anyone to use fraudulent'
basis for financial assistance
in 43 years and I didn't


change my position for Pax-.'
ton. This accusation is un-
founded and unwarranted."
Jones continued saying-
that the rural development"
funds were granted based on',
the town's financial position 7
and the information, pre- -
sented in the preliminary
engineering report that was
pre akatby the town's enff:-
neer, not Jones-Phillips.
Note: During the June 19,
2004 council meeting, coun-
cil voted to appoint Peters_
Municipal Associates (PMA) ,
out of Dothan; Alabama. as :s
the engineers for the project. "
Paxton ran the required re-
quest for proposals several
months to solicit bids to over- :o
see the engineering service-; ;
for the project. PMA was the
only applicant to bid on the
See JONES Pg 11-A


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Post Office Box 5200
Paxton, Florida 32538-5200
Incorporated 1952


Clerical
(850) 834-2716


March 8, 2005




Mr. Bob Jones
Jones-Phillips & Associates
1829 West Confederate Way
Westville, Florida 32464

Re: Letter of Apology

Dear Mr. Jones:

On behalf of the Town of Paxton, Paxton Town Council, and Mayor Warren, we express our
sincere apologies to Bob Jones, his family, colleagues, the employees of Jones-Phillips & Associates.

Mr. Jones has always provided the Town of Paxton with quality, professional and competent
services to aid in securing grants and loans to benefit the community. In the many years that he has
served our citizens, his reputation for integrity, honesty, and fairness has never been at issue or even
questioned. The Town is honored and proud of its long-term business relationship with Bob Jones and
is confident that he is more than capable of representing the interest of the City of Paxton. Our
confidence is manifested by the fact that the Town has asked, and Bob Jones has agreed, to continue to
administer the $600,000 grant project on behalf of the Town of Paxton.

During a special meeting, Mayor Mark Warren pre-maturely advised the Paxton Town
Council to terminate the contract between Paxton and Bob Jones based on inaccurate information the
Mayor collected concerning the grant application process. The Mayor's limited experience and
understanding of the Community Development Block Grant regulations and procedures does not
excused his unjustified and untenable criticism about Bob Jones and his efforts to secure grants for the
Town of Paxton.

The Town of Paxton, Paxton Town Council, and Mayor Warren deeply regret the
unwarranted and unfounded accusations that were made disparaging the reputation of Bob Jones. We
hope that Bob Jones, his family, colleagues, friends and all the employees of Jones-Phillips & Associates
will accept our most sincere apology.

Respe tffly, .


Bobby Ke Chairman
Paxton Tows Council


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179 i 9TH STREET STE 1
DEFUIJIAK SPRINGS FL 32433
850-951-1997
BANJKRUPTC i FAMILY
CIVIL MATTERS* PROBATE
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decision lhal shOuld not be based
solely upon aderlisemenli. Before you
decide, ask me io send you tree written
inlormatiorn about my qualiticalions
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1133 HWY 90 W' DFS
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HWY 90 892-7444
YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR LIKE
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SECONDARY FINANCING


AA AUTO SALVAGE
442 CT i'HWv' 1037
MOSSY HEAD 850-892-3256


TON' S PAINT & BOD,
LIFETIME GUARANTEE ON
BOD'O WORK 892-0313

rJATIO JAL TIRE BROKERS
829 HW'i 90 WEST DFS

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ROC.KMAi S AUTCi ,ErjTER
WRECER SERVICE
BEHIrJD SUBWAY 89.2-5015


RAIJDEL S BARBER SHOP
LU HW'i 83 DFS
8'72 .|0 11 ,-:. i,:,.


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



CARRILL'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:,OEFUNIAAK SPRINGS--
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


By Art. KITCHEN CABINET, RESTORE,
REFINISH, NEW DOORS, REFACING,
ANTIQUE FIN. CALL 892-7748 (2.2805)



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 TO THE
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.
S892-2356 'd


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
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

RODNEYS LAWN SE
PRO-SPECT HOME INSPECTION
SERVICES. CALL RICK GUTTILLA
850-951-8251 CELL 850-685-1881


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& 850834-2200 i


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)


SUNDOWN INN
NEWLY RENOVATED ACROSS FROM
WAL-MART (850) 892-9647 DFS


SOUTHERN CROSS MOWING.
REASONABLE RATES & DISCOUNTS.
850-305-0975 AND 850-892-0577
(pd II 13-17-05)


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EYEBROW WAXING/PEDICURE CHAIR
931 US HWY 331 (850) 892-0466
5 M-SAT. 9-7


LANGLEY'S OFFICE SUPPLY
1027 S. 19TH STREET
892-9776


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


R850-974-963^^


FREEPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY ,
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


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



HALLMARK PORTABLE BUILDINGS
HWY 90 PONCE DE LEON '
(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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BUYING CANS, COPPER & ALUMINUM
HWY. 90 W. 892-0123


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67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.
835-3356


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


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

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

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KINDS. PROPERTY CLEARING &
CLEANING, ETC CALL 892-0329
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duces scenes.


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ona.: Juliet. Donadio. J.C. Long. Joanna Mitchell.


right) Michael Scialabba, Kate


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J.C. Long. Nick Rhoton.


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volunteers on Shakespeare scene.
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Actors Nick Rhoton and
Joanna Mitchell demonstrate
safety in stage fighting.


Kids in the act at Georgia Shakespeare Festival scene
workshop.


GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE
FESTIVAL ACTORS POSE
with young audience mem-
bers. Front row. left to right:
Rebecca Dutton, Joanna
Mitchell. Kate Donadio,
Kristen Williams. Back row,
left to right Nick Rhoton,
J.C. Long. Michael Scialabba.

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More than 200 fans and followers of William Shakespeare's works listened to seminars,
classes and plays of the famous writer on Saturday at Rosemary Beach. There were various
\vworkIshops and interactive classes that were conducted to teach and help explain some of the
manr, types of theatrical steps and scenarios.
The Geor-ia Shakespeare Troop from Ogelthorpe Uni'.ersity in Atlanta under the direction
of Alan O'Reilly. conducted the da\ of Shakespeare. Tv.o productions were presented: "The
Taking of the Shrew" and a .anety of vignettes from the many works of Shakespeare
"The Taming of the Shrew" had a different approach to the mainly young cr.ovwd that was
attending Despite the actors speaking in the language of the time period and adhering to
the plot, they gave the production a more modern tw ist that included rapping, modern cloth-
ing. po,'p musical tracks.
Thie second production that afternoon dealt with a variety vof plays that had been abridge to
tit in an hour and a half time frame.
All the perfi.rmers that were in the cast are theatre students and theater majors and all
had extensive work in Shakespeare theatre productions Throughout the plays there were
numer,ou costume changes and all seven actors played various roles and taught the work-

The Georgia Shakespeare Theater travels extensively throughout the south promoting and
teaching the art and craft of William Shakespeare and his many works.


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Order of the Eastern Star ffolds installation of officers


DeFuniak Springs No. 115,
Order of the Eastern Star
held its annual installation
on February 26, 2005. The
installing officer for the
evening was Helen J.
Westmoreland, chairman,
Worthy Grand Trustee of
General Grand Chapter and
Past Grand Matron of the
Grand Chapter of Florida.
Assisting included Assistant
Installing Grand Officer
Izaias Camara; Installing
Grand Chaplain LaJuana
Hooks, past Grand Chaplain;
Installing Grand Marshal
Heather Earnhardt, past
Grand Chaplain; and Install-
ing Grand Organist Rosanna
McCurry.
, Officers installed were


Worthy Matron Marian
Godwin; Worthy Patron
Frederick Brown; Associate
Matron Marilyn White; Asso-
ciate Patron John White;
Secretary Floried White;
Treasurer Phyllis Lake; Con-
ductress Martha Wilbanks;
Associate Conductress Kim-
berly May; Chaplain Betty
Crim; Marshal Mary Emond;
Organist Rosanna McCurry;
Adah Mildred Roach; Ruth
Mildred Johnson; Ester Flo-
rence Richardson; Martha
Alice May Jones; Electa
Gladys Holley, and Sentinel
Janet Brown. Warder Beth
Paulk, not installed.
Mary Emond narrated the
Addenda. The American Flag
was presented by Dick Lake,


the christian flag by Joe
Earnhardt, and the Eastern
Star flag by Rick Mouer. The
Worthy Matron was honoring
the station of Treasurer and
the Plaque of Keys were car-
ried in by Linda Lake and
placed in the East. The Bible
was placed in the East by
Kimberly May.
The Emblem Bearers were
'Adah' Theresa Mouer; 'Ruth'


Faye Juett; 'Ester'
Cassandra Brown; 'Martha'
Kathleen Lackey, and 'Electa'
Robbie LeCroy.
After the installation, a re-
ception was held in the'fel-
lowship hall. The tables were
decorated with wagons and
flowers with the Worthy
Matron's theme of 'helping
hands.'


Wilson/Huckaba's
celebrate birthdays










Austen and Jayden Huckaba
and Levi Wilson,
sons of Tanya Wilson of
Darlington, FL.
celebrated their birthday in March!
.4: Austen turned 12, March 5,
SJayden turned 11, March 3 and
Levi turned 1, on March 1st.
The boys celebrated with a big John
,--- Deere/Spongebob party at

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MARIAN GODWIN AND FRED BROWN


Tarnilyq reunion

to be fied
Benjamin Boone descen-
dants will be holding a fam-
ily reunion.
Benjamin Boone settled
inWalton County and was
known to live in Freeport
from 1860-1880.
Any and all of his descen-
dants, call (850) 897-3975 or
(850) 678-6263 for informa-
tion on the scheduling of the
reunion.


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you've ever seen.

The Bernina Spring Sale
Thursday, March 17- Monday, March 21

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KACELYN FAITH WITHEY

'Witfey's welcome new arrival

Kendall and Sammy Withey are very proud to announce
the birth of their daughter Kacelyn Faith. Kacelyn was born
on Jan. 17, 2005 at 10:32 a.m. at Ft. Walton Beach Medical
Center. She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Ken and Rhonda Wood of
Freeport and maternal great-grandparents are Ron and
Donna Brand of Freeport. Paternal grandparents are Bryan
and Sue Withey of DeFuniak Springs. Paternal great-grand-
parents are Robert and Edna Messer and Kelly and Annyce
Parris, all of DeFuniak Springs. Kacelyn was also v.elcomed
by her big sister Alexis.


Community Calendar
THE WALTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS of 1975
will hold their 30-year reunion on Saturday, June 4, 2005,
at. 6 p.m. at. Hotel DeFuniak/Club Zoots.
.Assistance is needed in finding classmates. If you have
any contact, information, please notif\-any of the follwinig:
.'Dorothy '.Beach Flack 850-5't3-3733, Beth "aeahels Tucker"
850-892-7439, Jan Kinsey Pickeri.ng.850,892 207, J(oL
Kinsey 850-951-0616, Linda Laird Young 850-835-5102,
Linda Sherrer Ledford 850-892-4834.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Fashion show
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of Walton
County's
beauties
Four of Walton County's
beautiful young women vol-
unteered their time and tal-
ents to The Role Models
Fashion Show presented at
the Edgewater Beach Resort
in Panama City Beach. The
fashion show was produced
as a charity fundraiser for
the American Red Cross by
the Leading Ladies Organi-
zation. Leslie Registar chose
to model a casual outfit,
Larissa Webb and Liberty
Williams were featured in
the semi-formal section of the
program and Devin Jones, a
WHS student participated in
the formal wear portion.
Liberty Williams won a
free registration in the up-
coming Miss Emerald Coast
pageant by being named
People's Choice for the.
evening. Leslie Registar, will
also compete in the Miss
Emerald Coast pageant
which airs Sunday night, 7
p.m., on Panama City
Comcast television.
The Miss and Teen winners
will represent this area in the
July 2005 Miss Florida USA
pageant in Hollywood, FL.


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LIBERTY WILLIAMS ACCEPTS her People's Choice
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Beach, FL, and daughter of

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Beach, Fla., recently com-
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promoted to his current rank.
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South Walton High School of
Santa Rosa Beach, FL. L


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DFS Woman's
Club pasta
supper set
The DeFuniak Springs
Woman's Club will host a
Pasta Supper, Friday March
18 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The supper will be held at St.
Agatha's
Parrish Hall, 144 Circle
Drive in DeFuniak Springs.
The menu will consist of
Salad, pasta with homemade
sauce, italian bread, and
homemade desserts, all this
for $5. Meals may be eaten
in at the parrish hall or taken
home.
Funds raised will help fi-
nance the organization's
various civic programs in-
cluding the Christmas Pa-
rade. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the door or in ad-
vance from a club member.
For more information or ad-
vance tickets call Rickie at
859-2187 or Diane at 951-
1984.


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CHURCH SANCTUARY
CHOIR presents 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.
HOMECOMING DAY will
be celebrated at the Bruce
Methodist Church, Sunday,
March 20, from 10:30-2:30
with singing, visiting and
dinner on the grounds.
The public, is invited.
WHAT ON EARTH IS
HAPPENING? "God knows
He wants you to know." Bible
qtudy-Reyelation, open dis-,
cussi6iin, beginning January'
12, Wednesday evenings at 6
p.m. at Bethel Baptist
Church. Call for further in-
formation 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 tempo-
rarily discontinue its
monthly distribution of cloth-
ing, household goods, and
food. Assistance with food
will still be available through
the church's food pantry on
individual application and
need.


ARGYLE BAPTIST
CHURCH reminds neigh-
bors and friends of.weekly
services. Sunday Bible study-
10 a.m.; Sunday worship-11
a.m.; Wednesday prayer
meeting at 6 p.m.
A week of services the
week after Easter, March 28
to April 1, is planned. Bro.
J.C. McLendon will minister
each evening at 7 p.m. and
there will be special music.
Monday-Messengers of
Grace, Tuesday-Southern
Tradition, Wendesday-Cindy
Murphy, Thursday-Gospel
Echos, and Friday-Larry
Gomillion.
CENTER RIDGE
UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH will be presenting
their Easter Cantata on
Palm Sunday, March 20 at
the 11 a.m. morning service.
There will also be a Maundy
Thursday service on Thurs-
day, March 24 at 7 p.m. fol-
lowed by a Good Friday ser-
vice on Friday, March 25 at 7
p.m. There will be a sunrise
service on E.aster Sunday,
March 27, at 6 a.m. Break-
fast will follow. The church is
located east of Highway 83 on
CR-1883. For more informa-
tion, call 859-2464.
THE NEW HARMONY
BAPTIST CHURCH will
host a 7 a.m. resurrection
service, Easter morning, fol-
lowed by an 8 a.m. breakfast,
with a 9 a.m. Sunday School/
Bible study and a 10 a.m.
morning worship service.
There will be no evening
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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.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH National Red Cross Aware-
ness Month (March), the Red -Cross office in DeFuniak
Springs will officially open full time beginning March 25.
the local area businesses have made contributions to im-
prove our office, advertise projects or provide door prizes
for grand opening. Disaster Action Teams are now respond-
ing to emergency calls in Walton County. The public is in-
vited to attend the opening at 1590 U.S. Hwy. 331 S on
March 25 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
COMMUNITY FIRST AID AND CPR classes will be held
in Santa Rosa Beach, April 9 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. For more
information or to register for classes, call 892-6297 or 314-
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Card of
Thanks

Thank You
The family of Clarence L.
Davidson would like to
thank everyone for the kind-
ness and concern that was
shown to us during our time
of loss. Thank you for all the
food prepared by the commu-
nities, and for all of the flow-
ers that were sent. A special
thank you to Emerald Coast
Hospice, for all the tender
care that was shown towards
Clarence and to all of our
family members. They have
been very professional. Con-
tinue to keep us in your
prayers.
Thank you,
Doris Davidson, Lonnie
Davidson, Lyle and Patti
Davidson, Caleb and
Jennifer Davidson, Casey
Davidson, Sara and Derek
Lowery, Jesse and Natasha
Davidson, Jason Davidson,
Gavin, Logan, Mitchell, and
Raven.


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Pastor Louis Taunton and
his family would like to say
thank you from the bottom of
their hearts to all their
friends and area churches for
all their love and support
during the time of his illness
and hospital stay. The
prayers, phone calls, cards,
and meals were an encourag-
ing help in a hard time.


The Holliday family would
like to thank the following
people for the wonderful care
and attention given to
George during his battle with
cancer. We will never forget
the respect and compassion
shown by Dr. Mark
Schroeder, Drs. Harvey and
Henry Hsiange, Dr. C.
Change and the staff at Em-
erald Coast Cancer Center,
the loving care of his nurse,
Rosemary, from Gentiva, the
wonderful support from all
our friends at Hospice, the
help given to us by the staff


We ask that you continue
to lift him up in prayer, as his
recovery process is still very
long. May the Lord bless each
one of you with his love,
peace, and joy.
Again, thank you so much
for everything.
Pastor Louis Taunton
and family


at Wal-Mart pharmacy and
M.A.S.H. and all our friends
and neighbors in DeFuniak
Springs.
To my wonderful friends at
East Baptist Church, we will
never forget the love and ten-
der care you have shown us
through prayers, cards, tele-
phone calls and wonderfully
prepared meals. Your sup-
port through this sad time
has really kept us going and
will never be forgotten.
Thank you all.
Wendy, Sharon, Mark,
Cathy and Caitlin Holliday


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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
the opening act for the
Florida Chautauqua Gospel
Celebration on April 9, at
4:30 p.m. at the Lake Yard of
historic DeFuniak Springs.
The winners will perform for
15 minutes each.
Applications are available
at the Florida Chautauqua
Theater in downtown DeFu-


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:Westside Baptist Church
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u#day sing on March 19. Re-
freshments will begin at 5
p.m. and sing will begin at 6
pim.
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eited in performing, call pas-
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The continuing

4 ministry of the Christ

By Dr. Robert M. Jaye

We can never separate the words of Isaiah 61:1, "The Spirit
of the Lord is upon Me", from the memorable scenes of the
life from Jordan and the Lord's baptism until the end of His
ministry. With the Spirit of the Lord upon Him even forty
days of fierce temptation could not deprive Him of the holy
0. k task that was before Him. He came to Galilee, stood up in

He had received (Luke 4:18).
If the Master needed it, how much more do we! If He did
0:"1 not attempt to bind up the broken-hearted, proclaim liberty
S to the captives, or the opening of the prison to the bound; if
He could not'preach, or comfort, or communicate joy until
that memorable unction had been imparted-how absurd it
is for us to attempt similar works without this anointing.
What a wonderful forecast is here given of Christ through
NORMAN His Church to the world during the present age. The Church
is sent to take up and pass on this blessed ministry. What a
*i set true forecast also of the needs of mankind! It is as though
the Holy Spirit desired to reveal needs of the great sad world,
rove Church of that it would be full of the broken-hearted, of captives, pris-
aving revival owners, and mourners, needing divine assistance and minis-
1 01 beginning try. Man is so fallen and helpless that he needs the entire
;ly. ministry of the entire Trinity. The Lord God, the Father;
Norman, from Me, The son; The Spirit, the Holy Ghost.
I be preaching. The time for repentance is lengthening out, since God de-
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Southwide Baptist Church
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S at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mon-
day thru Wednesday services
will begin at 7 p.m.
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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.; Moming 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
obsev.edatboAthsq.vices.tlne .first Sunday of each month. Sunday' School
fdr all ages at 9:45 a.m and Sunday evening Vespers Service in the chir,3:rl at
5:30 p.m. Other opportunities for fellowship include: Monday morning light
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, March 16th 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-
nihgs 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 Springs, 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!


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 Sc h.xr.
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'"AAgroup,meet.on Sunday
c.eninrE ^7t. p.m. *

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF'DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East Live Oak Av-
enue. We cordially invite you 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.rf.) 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 ypu 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. 1


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 we belong to HIM who wins the

The members of FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH warmly ihvite'you to'wor-`
ship with us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult '
Bible Study and children's Sunday School. Our Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, I
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. Holy Weekworship begins Sunday, March
20th, Palm Sunday, at our 9:30 a.m. service with the parading of the palms.
We will partake of Holy Communion together on Thursday, March 24th at
7:00 p.m., when we will observe the traditional stripping of the Altar. We
observe Good Friday in a solemn Worship Service of Passion readings and
hymns at 7 p.m. All who wish to keep the hours of our Lord's death are,
invited to the parsonage for a light lunch at noon, followed by the viewing
of The Passion of the Christ. Please join us as we honor our Lord's suffering
and death. All children'are invited to hunt Easter Eggs Saturday, March 26th
at 1 p.m. Bring your children and camera and enjoy the Easter fun.,

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 :-.0 p rn 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 Tnlc rnortri 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 and
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, 922W. 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.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


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Barrentine
Minnie Lillian Barrentine,
66, of Paxton, FL passed
away Friday, March 11, 2005
at Florala Memorial Hospital
in Florala, AL. She was born
July 6, 1938 in New Hebron,
MS. She was the daughter of
Clarence and Ella Mae
Smith.
Barrentine had been a
resident of Paxton for the
past 23 years, originally from
Mississippi. She was Baptist
by faith and a member of
First Baptist Church of
Gaskin. When able she
served as the church organ-
ist. She worked as a bank
teller at Southtrust Bank in
Florala, AL, for over 16 years.
She was a devoted mother
and grandmother, who loved
her adopted daughter,
Megan. She was also devoted
to her church and to the min-
istry of her husband as he
pastored many churches
throughout the years.
Barrentine was preceded
in death by her infant daugh-
ter, Miriam Grace; her father
and mother; two brothers,
Sutton Smith and:Lawrence
Smith; and one sister,
Candace Blass.
Barrentine is survived by
her loving husband, Rev.
James Barrentine, of Paxton;
two sons, James Nathan
Barren'tine and wife, Mary
Elizabeth, of Ft. Walton
Beach,. Mark -Anthoy-
Barrentine, of Paxton,
Megan Nicole 'Scroggins
Barrentine of Paxton; two
brothers, Edward Smith and
wife, Kathryn, of New
Hebron, MS, W.J. Smith and
wife, Fannie Mae,- of New
Hebron; one brother-in-law,
B.F. Blass, of Little Rock, MS;
and one sister, Pauline
Bridges and husband, Louis,
of New Hebron; MS. She is,
also survived by six grand-
children, Sean Karl, Christo-
pher Eric, Benjamin Luke,
Christina Noel, Carissa
Newby, and Whitley Paige.
Funeral services were held
Monday, March 14, 2005, at
First Baptist Church of
Gaskin, with Dr. Jerry Spen-
cer officiating. .
Donations may be made to
the First Baptist Church of
Gaskin, 107 County High-
way 181 East, Westville, FL
32464.
Burial followed in the
Paxton Cemetery.
The Barrentine family
placed their confidence in
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
to handle the arrangements.

Nobles
Trimi Nobles, 86, of De-
Funiak Springs, FL passed
away Sunday, March 13,
2005 at Chautauqua Reha-
bilitation and Nursing Cen-
ter in DeFuniak Springs.
She was born Feb. 23, 1919
in Covington County, AL.
Sirh was the daughter of John
and Lula Edwards Messer.
Nobles was a life long resi-
dent of DeFuniak Springs.
She was Protestant by faith.
She was a dedicated wife and
mother. She loved gardening
and sewing.
Nobles was preceded in
death by her father and
mother; her late husband,
Glen Nobles; one son, Foye


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Nobles; one daughter, Nicie
Pearl Brown.
Nobles is survived by her
brother, Robert L. Messer, of
DeFuniak Springs; three
grandchildren, Kathy Rush-
ing and husband, Thomas,
Tina Lewis, and husband,
Derak, and David Brown
and wife, Tammy; three grea-
grandchildren Leah Lamb,
Casey Lamb and Britton
Lewis, and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
at the Chapel of Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home, with Rever-
end David Lamb officiating.
Active pallbearers were
Frank Whiddon, Mike
Whiddon, Derak Lewis,
Craig Nobles, Lynn Messer,
and Tommy Rushing.
Burial followed in the
Magnolia Cemetery.
The Nobles family placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home to
handle the arrangements.

Collinsworth
Harley Rodger Collins-
worth, 62, of DeFuniak
Springs, FL, passed away
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at his
residence in DeFuniak
Springs. He was born Jan.
23, 1943 in Gaskin, FL. He
was the son of Harley Alvin
and Esther Wood
Collinsworth.
Collinsworth was a DeFu-
niak Springs native, having
retired from the Escambia
County School System and
moved back to DeFuniak
Springs. He was Baptist by
faith and a member of
Gaskin Baptist Church. He
was a veteran of the U.S.
Armed Forces, serving his
country in the U.S. Army as
a sergeant.
He graduated from Walton
High, School in.1960 and
graduated from Auburn Uni-
versity with a bachelors de-
' gree in hdrti6ultur6e ahd p~o-
ductive economics. He re-
ceived his masters degree
from Auburn University in
agriculture economics. He
worked as an educator, hav-
ing taught school in Santa
Rosa County, Okaloosa
County, Escambia County,
and also taught at the college
level at Pensacola Junior
College, teaching horticul-
ture. He also taught special
needs children in Escambia
County.
After retiring with 27
years of service as a educa-
tor, he enjoyed gardening,
fishing and was an avid
NASCAR fan. He co-owned
and operated his own tree
farm, Plantation Spring
Nursery in DeFuniak
Springs.
Collinsworth was pre-
ceded in death by his father.
Collinsworth is survived by
mother, Esther Collinsworth;
his loving wife, Jo Anne Gra-
ham Collinsworth, of DeFu-
niak Springs; one son, Harley
Rodger Collinsworth Jr. and
wife, Amy, of DeFuniak
Springs; one daughter,
Catherine Collinsworth
Landers and husband,
Michael, of Pensacola, FL;
three granddaughters, Amy,
Lacey, and Julia Rohlman;
and two grandsons, Cody and
William Collinsworth. He is
also survived by two sisters,
Jo Ann Kolve, of Tusson, AZ
and Helen Bedsole, of
Choctaw Beach, FL; and one
brother, Gene Collinsworth,
of Choctaw Beach, FL.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, March 12, 2005 at
Gaskin Baptist Church, with
Rev. James Barrentine and
Rev. Ronald Davis officiating
Active pallbearers were
August Oliver, Tim Cantrell


Midhael Landers, Lamar
Evers, Roger Pugh, and Joey
Collinsworth. Honorary pall-


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Donations may be made to
the American Lung Associa-
tion, 4300 Bayou Blvd.,
Pensacola, FL 32503 or to
Auburn University in Harley
Collinsworth's memory.
Burial followed in the
Gaskin Cemetery.
The Collinsworth family
placed their confidence in
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
to handle the arrangements.

Spivey.
William Calvin Spivey Sr.,
94, of DeFuniak Springs, FL
passed away Thursday,
March 10, 2005, at
Healthmark Regional Medi-
cal Center in DeFuniak
Springs. He was born Nov.
30, 1910 in Tennessee. He
was the son of Martin and
Pearl Whitaker Spivey.
Spivey had lived in DeFu-
niak Springs since 1994. He
was Disciples of Christ by
faith and a member of Win-
ter Park Christian Church.
He graduated from the
University of Western Ken-
tucky with a bachelors de-
gree in engineering. He also
played basketball with the
University of Western Ken-
tucky. He worked as a sales
consultant in the Steel In-
dustry since 1940. He also
owned and operated his own
steel erection and fabrication
company for over 30 years,
which was Florida Welding
and Erection Services in Or-
lando, FL. His company was
responsible for erecting the
steel in the Vertical Assem-
bly Building at. the Cape
Space Center in Cape Carni
val, FL.
Spivey was preceded in
death by his father and
mother; his wife, Lamorah
Spivey; one son, William
Spivey Jr., and one stepson,
Charles Stebbins.
Spivey is survived by his
two daughters, Mary E..
Armstrong and husband,
S.Jim, of DeFuniak Springs
and Rosfe Ness and husband,
Steve, of Steamboat Springs,
CO; and one step- daughter,
Lamoral Stephens and hus-
band, Steve, ofFairburn, GA.
He is also survived by seven
grandchildren, Tom
Armstrong, Beth Tothero,
Jimmy Armstrong, William
C. Spivey III, Rich Scott,
Todd Stephens, and Leigh
Stephens; 15 great-grand-
children and one great-
great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held
Monday, March 14, 2005, at


the chapel of Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home, with Rever-
end Durl Odom officiating.
Donations can be made to
the Euchee Valley Presbyte-
rian Church at P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435.
Gravesides services were
held, March 15, 2005 in the
Bonaventure Cemetery in
Savannah, GA.
The Spivey family placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home to
handle the arrangements.

Gaines
Harold Lamar Gaines, 84,
of Franklin, TN, a former
resident of DeFuniak
Springs, age 84, passed away
at his home in Franklin, on
March 8, 2005.
Gaines is survived by wife,
Gerry; sister, Willyne Gra-
ham, of Severna Park, MD;
sons, Dr. Ken Gaines and
Lamar Gaines, of Franklin;
grandchildren, Neal, Logan,
Chandler, Annalee Gaines of
Franklin; sisters-in-law,
Lucy Lynn and Evelyn
Helms, of DeFuniak Springs.
Gaines was born in At-
lanta, GA, and attended the
University of Florida, and
served as a Captain in the
USAF during WWII. He was
employed with Eastern Air-
lines as District Sales Man-
ager, until his retirement in
1984. He was active in vari-
ous local civic groups includ-
ing president of The Down-
town Nashville Kiwanis
Club, and a 32nd degree Ma-
son Scottish Rite, Almenah
Temple.
Memorial service was held
March 12, 2005 with inter-
ment following.
Memorial donations may
be made to Harpeth Presby-
terian Church, 3077
Hillsboro Rd., Brentwood,
TN, 37027-4863.
Crawford Mortuary and
Crematory of Nashville, TN
was in charge of arrange-
ments.

Bradley
"illa, Thoma ".,T."
Bradley, 62; of DeFuniak
Springs passed away at the
family residence in peace,
Thursday, March 10, 2005,
He was born March 19, 1942
in LaGrange, GA, the son of
William Thomas Bradley and
Estelle Cavender Bradley.
He had been a resident of
DeFuniak Springs for the
past 28 years and enjoyed
woodcrafting, fishing, hunt-
ing: and spending time with,
his family. He was loved very
much by all.
Bradley is predeceased by


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his parents, a sister, Barbara
Ann Perrucci, his brother,
Randy Wade Jones, and a
great-granddaughter, Trinity
Sage Hydle.
Among survivors are his
wife of forty-five years,
Nancy Bradley; his sons, Wil-
liam "Billy" Bradley and
wife, Tammy, Scott Bradley
and Karen, Kenneth Bradley
and wife, Becky, Douglas
Bradley and wife, Re'ne; his
daughters, Suzie Lacey and
husband, Winton, and
Sandra Bradley Foreman;
his step-father, Vernon Lee
Jones. Six sisters, seven
brothers, sixteen grandchil-


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dren and two great-grand-
children also survive.
Pallbearers were Doug
Bryan, Scott Bradley.Jr,
Bryan Foreman, Nicholas
Bradley, Chad Earley, Chasq
Earley, and Andrew Bradley.
Funeral services were held-
March 12, 2005 in Jerry
Evans Chapel, with Rever-
end Larry McGowan officiat-
ing.

Burial followed in Cluster
Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements and services
were under the direction oft
Jerry Evans of DeFuniak
Springs.


In Loving Memory
of
Willard Louis Carroll "Papa"
8/20/1939
and
'Willard Junior Carroll "Runt"
8/22/1979
March 11, 2003


Life is Beautiful, My Child

Life is beautiful, my child,
Though many things go wrong,
and you may hear much sadness in
Its strange and lovely song.

Though friends and loved ones die,
my child,
They're never really gone.
Nor more nor less than yesterday,
In you they will live on.

They will live on in you,
my child,
As everything you see,
Though it must vanish,
will remain
Alive in memory.

Alive in what you think and feel
And dream and say and do,
For all who ever were still are
Upon this earth in you.

We Are We!

Your children, grandchildren,
a-d... great-grandchildren.
Deborah, Carolyn, Timmy, Terry, Sandy, Buck,
Beth, Keith, Josh, Adam, Jennifer, Sierra, Shane,
Darah, Joseph, Boone, Jesse, Bryson, Shae, and
Bailey

The heart remembers most
S what it has loved best.


Poison In
Your Soul

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


Poison. It's a strong word to describe bitterness and
resentment in your heart. But experience proves, and
the Bible clearly confirms, that poison is the right word.
It's a poison that affects the person who's hurt you
only a little, if at all. For you, it's a poison in your soul
that eats at you from the inside out most of the time.
One of the Bible's warnings about bitterness begins
with this sobering possibility, "See to it that no one misses
the grace of God." Hebrews 12:15.
If you're wounded and hurt, that's no time to be miss-
ing the grace of God not when you need it the most.
So how do you miss God's grace?
Read on. "See to it that no one misses the grace of God
and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and
defile many." God's grace and our bitterness apparently
cannot coexist in the same heart.
Either God's grace will push out your bitterness, or
your bitterness will push out God's grace.
In reality, you don't hold a grudge a grudge holds
you. It's like you can't stop thinking about the very per-
son you wish you could forget.
' A grudge shackles you to that person emotionally. The
poison in your soul isn't hurting them, but it's killing
you inside.
It's a huge, heavy backpack you carry with you ev-
erywhere you go.
A hard or bitter feeling toward someone doesn't just
hurt you. They end up "causing trouble" and "defiling
many."
That negativity spills out on other people; people who
don't deserve it. A darkness emanates from your person-
ality, poisoning your other close relationships; sometimes
ruining friendships, marriages, children, and churches.
There's only one antidote for the poison forgiving.
Ephesians 4 says, "get rid of all bitterness ... be kind and
compassionate to one another, forgiving each other." Now
comes the zinger: "just as in Christ God forgave you."
. The person who hurt you may not deserve to be for-
given, but then you didn't deserve God's forgiveness.
To forgive them is not to pretend there was nothing
wrong with what they did it's releasing them com-
pletely to God for Him to deal with them.
It's drawing a line and making a decision that from
this day on you will, with God's strength, base your treat-
ment of them, not on how they treated you, but on how
Jesus treated you! You'll copy Him.
You've been the forgive; now you become the forgiver.
Or you store poison in your soul; poison that will cripple
or destroy so much that could have been. It's time for
the antidote. It's time to be free. It's time to forgive.


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Area softball/base-
ball scores

By CHUCK HINSON
March 7
Softball
Baker 6,Freeport 2: Due to
the rain and a game that was
cut short, the Bulldogs did
not have enough time to
come back against Holmes
County.
Amber Degafferelly took
the loss on the mound for the
Lady Bulldogs. Mary Little
went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
Freeport got runs in the
top of the first and fifth in-
nings.
Scores per inning:
FHS 1 0 0 0 1 2
HCHS 0 1 3 0 x 4
March 8
Baseball
Baker 8, Freeport 2: It
came down to the bottom of
the fifth inning before Baker
exploded with five runs in
the bottom of that inning.
Their only other score was in
the bottom of the first in-
ning.
Drew Griffith got the win
for the Baker Gators by strik-
ing out 11 in six innings.
Freeport did have two runs
in the top of the sixth.
Scores per inning:
FHS 0 0 0 0 02 0- 2
BHS 1 0 0 0 52 X-8
Softball
Pensacola Catholic 10,
Walton 7: Though the Lady
Braves hit the field in the
first inning and racked up
three runs, Catholic made up


Photo by CHUCK HINSON
WALTON'S CHRISTIE WICKERSHAM winds it up and
lets it fly across homeplate during their game against
Pensacola Catholic. The Lady Braves fell Catholic, 10-7.


the top of the fourth inning.
Catholic rallied from the 3-0
trail when they scored seven
runs in the fourth inning and
added three more in the top
of the fifth.
Jana Ramsey went 2-for-4
and Lanice Parker added a
triple for the Lady Braves.
Christie Wickersham took
the loss for Walton.


Scores per inning:
PC 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 -10
WHS 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 7
March 10
Baseball
Baker 10, Walton 1:It was
all Baker as the Gators
racked up six runs in the top
of the sixth inning to keep
their perfect record of 3-0
against Walton.


Freeport Little League opens


The Freeport Little League
announces their opening day
to be held on March 19 begin-
ning with a parade at 11 a.m.
The parade will begin at the
fire station in Freeport.


Following the parade a
barbecue will be held at the
city park pavilli5n. Family
activities will take place
throughout the day includ-
ing a homerun derby, face


painting, a moonwalk and of
course numerous baseball
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Baker's Matt Cawthon got
the win for Baker by striking
out four.
Walton did manage to get
one run in the bottom of tthe
third inning.
Scores per inning:
BHS 0 2 1 0 1 6 0 10
WHS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0- 1
Chipley 9, Freeport 4: The
Bulldogs led the game with a
score of 3-2 up until the top.of
the fifth when Chipley hit
three runs in. They finished
their assault in the top of the
seventh with an additional
four runs.
Austin Skelley took the
loss for the Bulldogs on the
mound where he struck out
six.
J.D. Davis led the offense
for Freeport with three hits
and knocking in two run-
ners.
Scores per inning:
CHS 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 9
FHS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Softball
West Florida Tech 2, Wal-
ton 0: Despite an excellent
performance by Walton
pitcher Christie Wicker-
sham and her nine strike-
outs, the Braves lost a close
game.
The only hit for the Lady
Braves came from Holly
Watson. Florida Tech man-
aged to pull into two runs in
the bottom of the sixth in-
ning.
Scores per inning:
WFT 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -2
WHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Sports News & Notes


By PATRICK CASEY
Tallahassee Maclay was
the only boys basketball
team from the Panhandle-
Big Bend region to qualify for
a state championship game
as they ran into #1-ranked
Jacksonville Arlington Coun-


try Day in the Class 2A fi-
nale. Country Day ran away
with the title in a 55-33 win
over the Marauders. Maclay
put up a good fight but the
Apaches had three players
who will play for Division 1


Walton High Cheerleading Tryouts
Walton High School will be conducting cheerleading
tryouts for the 2005-2006 school year the week of March
21-25. There will be a mandatory parent meeting on
March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium. If par-
ents are unable to attend at this time, they must meet
with Ms. Bludworth before their child is allowed to par-
ticipate. Tryout material will be taught March 22, 23,
and 25, with actual tryouts starting at 2:30 p.m. Any
student interested in tryouts must have a physical to
participate.
For additional information, contact Capri Bludworth
at (850) 892-1270.


schools next year, including
a 7 3 center that dominated
the boards. Northwest
Florida has not captured a
state title in any Florida
High Schools Activities
Association's events this
school year.
OWC lost to Daytona
Beach 81-77 in overtime of
the state junior college tour-
nament. The Raiders ended
the year 23-7 and struggled
in the clutch against top op-
ponents this season. Chipola
captured both the men's and
women's state champion-
ships and will advance to the
national junior college tour-
nament later this month.
OWC captured both the
men's and women's state
titles in 1995.
College baseball teams in
the state of Florida are off to
their customary strong starts
again this season. FSU lost


three in a row to the Univer-
sity of Hawaii over the week-
end, but the squad returns to
the mainland with a 21-4
record. FSU will host Vir-
ginia Tech in their ACC
opener on Friday. The Uni-
versity of Florida is 15-4 af-
ter a three game sweep of
Michigan State while Miami
is 17-4 after a sweep of Duke.
One hundred five college
basketball teams have been
selected to play in the NCAA
and NIT tournaments. Bas-
ketball junkies will have no
shortage of games to watch
for the next three weeks as
ESPN and CBS will televise
the two tournaments. The
national championship game
will be on Monday, April 4.
. Major league baseball sea-
son begins for all teams be-
tweenApril3-5. The Atlanta
Braves will open with the
Florida Marlins on April 5.


Last Week's Baseball/Softball Results:


PdL edges Walton 7-4


By PATRICK CASEY
Will Scott hit a solo home
run and pitched three in-
nings of solid relief as the
Ponce de Leon Pirates de-
feated the Walton Braves
baseball team 7-4. Scott, who
came on in relief of Jason
Stafford in the third inning
of the contest, struck out nine
batters while allowing only
one hit.
The Pirates took a 4-0 lead
in the top of the third inning
as a pair of walks led to a pair
of singles by Greg Egger and
Caylon Friend that gave the
Pirates a 2-0 lead. Walton's
Xavier Jackson misplayed a
fly ball that allowed the Pi-
rates to take a 4-0 lead as
Walton's Jared Nelson
struggled to stop the damage
from the mound.
Walton did rally with a pair
of runs in the bottom of the
fourth as Jonathan Thomas


singled in a pair of run to cut-
the deficit to 4-2. PDL re,'
sponded with two runs of
their own in the top of the&
fourth to stretch the leaJ'
back to 6-2. Carl Douglass
added a solo homer in th6"
bottom of the sixth to counter
Scott's round-tripper and'.
leave the Braves trailing 77,-
3. Walton managed to get the'
tying run to the plate after a,
Phillip Kent single cut the"
Pirates lead to 7-4 with two,
out in the bottom of the sev-.
enth, but Pirates reliever'
Chris Peterson stuck out J"
Leonard to end the game. -
Both teams struggled'to hit-
the ball as each squad struck-
out thirteen times in the con:
test. The two squads will'
rematch later this season in
PDL on April 18.
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Tinsley plays final game for Troy,


By PATRICK CASEY
Laurie Tinsley, a 2001
2 graduate of Ponce de Leon
High School, played in her
0 final game at Troy University
7 as a women's basketball
3 player in Troy's 80-56 loss to
Georgia State in the semifi-
nal round of the Atlantic Sun
women's basketball tourna-
1 ment played in Dothan, Ala-
bama.
Tinsley, who played in all
29 games for the Trojans(14-
4,' 15) this season, scored 102
4 points as a senior for the
squad. Laurie played in 89
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just finished her junior sear.
son for the Pirates basketball
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Okaloosa-Walton College wins

state Brain Bowl championship


WALTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND participated in the Florida Bandmasters
Association District II "Concert Band Music Performance Assessment," March 11. Under
the direction of band director, Harry Patzig, the band excelled in their performances of
Peacemaker, Polly Oliver and Northwest Suite. They were judged on performance funda-
mentals, technical accuracy, and musical effect, and received a superior rating from each of
the three judges James Smith of Troy, AL, Richard Delafuente of Mobile, AL and Steve
McClendon ofDothan, AL. Judge Smith stated, "This is the best I have ever heard Walton
High." The band also received a superior rating on their sight-reading ability by James
Knight of Mobile.
Members of the Walton Senior High School Concert Band under the directions of Harry
-Patzig, include, flutes Ashley Williams, Kayleigh Post, Darlene Hughes, and Kristen
Le'dford; clarinets Lisa Bryan, Felicia Acker, Michael Gallipoli, and Josh Cosson; saxo-
phones Chris Blankenship, Kelsey Liming, Dillon Touchton, and Jordan Devore; trum-
pets Josh Gill, Alicia Ward, and Jonathon Perricci; trombones Bethany Hollis and
Shane Gibson; tuba Ryan Messer; percussion Adam Kelley, Jameson Watson, Matt
Hughes, and Angelica Brown.


DeFuniak
native
leads
Alabama
team to
state playoffs

Former home-grown resi-
dent Todd Reynolds led the
Lions of Central-Hayneville
to the Alabama high school
basketball boy's class 3A
championship game.
Reynolds, who graduated
Walton Senior High School in
1988, went on to receive a
Bachelor of Science degree
from Troy University in so-
cial science. From there he
worked in Alabama Indepen-
dent School Association be-
fore starting his,public school
teaching and coaching career
in 1999 at Paxton High
School. In 2004, Reynolds
became the head coach at
Central. Reynolds' team fell
to Sumter County, who
racked up their .sixth state ..
championship. .
Reynolds now resides in
Greenville, AL, where he is
married and the father of two
boys, ages 8 and 4.


LYNN WESSON, Director of Education for the Mattie Kelly
Arts Foundation, contacted Walton Middle School to give
WMS students an opportunity to have members of the
Pensacola Opera come and perform as well as to give a short
lesson on what opera is and is about. Friday afternoon, March
11, 2005 the students gathered in the gym for, "Opera: In a
Trunk". Members of the Pensacola Opera came to enrich
the students with vocabulary and art form. Throughout the
performance one of the members defined some of the techni-
cal terms. The students were involved with the performance
by selecting and naming the main character to selecting the
costume of each of the characters. The students .also chose
the story line and setting. The members of the troupe were
.from all around the US. The members are: Elise Quagliata
:(mrezz.p)1from New.:Yark:City, ArnnieBurridge (soprano) from-
Philadelphia, Tommy Rowell (tenor) from Mobile, Tim
Kennedy (baritone) from Baton Rouge, Chip Cothran (pia-
nist) from Pensacola, and Kelly Markgraf (bass) from Mil-
waukee.


Gators and Blue Devils win top spots


By CHUCK HINSON
It was like an old song and
dance for the Duke Blue
Devils as they won their
sixth ACC title in just seven
years. But for the Florida
Gators men's team, it was
,the first time that they had
won a conference basketball
championship in 40 at-
tempts.
Duke hit the court hard
and never let up as they
stunned Georgia Tech 69-64
in the MCI Center in Wash-
ington this past Sunday.
Tournament MVP J.J.
Redick led the scoring drive
for the Duke Blue Devils by
popping in 26 points.
Shelden Williams added
another 16.
Third-seeded Duke won
despite making only one field
goal over the 11 final min-
utes of the match-up. It was a
tip-in by Williams just before
the final buzzer,
Duke has won 15 ACC
tournaments, tying intra-
state rival North Carolina
for the most in league his-
tory. It has been Duke that
has ruled supreme, not only
in the state of North Caro-
lina, but also in the nation by
winning an impressive six
straight wins over the past
seven seasons.
However, it was Florida
that was the most impressive
team this past Sunday as
they defeated and toppled
No. 4-ranked Kentucky with
a 70-53 massacre. It was
i Florida's first SEC men's
basketball tournament win
in 40 seasons.
Matt Walsh cut down the
net at the tournament in
Atlanta as the Gators cele-
brated the "breaking of the
curse." Walsh was game-
high scorer with 26 points,
including' consecutive 3-
pointers that sparked an im-
pressive 21-2 run and a rout-
ing of the No. 4 ranked
NCAA, No. 1-ranked SEC
team.


Florida had beaten the
Wildcats just a week before
in regular season play, but
this ballgame was for NCAA
championship positioning
and bragging rights. The
Wildcats lost to the Gators
two weeks ago and that is
what snatched them out of
the No. 1 spot.
The Gators led throughout


most of the first quarter and
into the second before Ken-
tucky begin to fire back with
a 15-1 point blast that
changed the mood of the fans
in blue inside the Georgia
Dome. But after Kentucky
had their time in the sun-
shine, Florida quickly re-
gained control and never let
up until the final buzzer.


The academic team from
Okaloosa-Walton College is
the state champion for the
second year in a row after
successfully defending the
state title the college earned
last year. The OWC team
competed this past weekend
in Orlando in the Florida
Community College Activi-
ties Association (FCCAA)
state Brain Bowl Tourna-
ment.
The OWC team captured
the state crown following
nine rounds of competition
among ten college teams, all
who came to the annual tour-
ney as regional champs or
regional runner-up teams.
OWC defeated a team from
Valencia Community College
in Orlando with a score of 585
to 390 in the championship
round. Additionally team
member, Ryan Adams of
Niceville, was selected to the
All-Star Team by totaling 845
points during the tourna-
ment.
The OWC championship


(L TO R) RYAN ADAMS, Ricky Hundley, Alec Sutton
and Ramsey Ross. Front: Vicki Spence.


team includes Ryan Adams
and Vicki Spence ofiNiceville,
Alec Sutton of Baker and
Ricky Hundley of DeFuniak
Springs.
"Our students went
against the best academic


teams in the state some
from colleges nearly twice
our size but we prevailed
with flying colors," said
Ramsey Ross, OWC student
activities coordinator and
team coach.


WMS KEY STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR .MARCH 7 MARCH 11. The students
were selected for the extra effort they have shown. These students were presented with spe-
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Six month anniversary


Hurricane Ivan's impact


By RON KELLEY
Andrew, Charley, Ivan,
Hugo, Frances, Jeanne,
Georges, Floyd, Opal and
Iniki the top ten most costly
hurricanes in United States
history. This week is the six-
month anniversary of Hurri-
cane Ivany which devastated
many parts of northwest
Florida and killed 125 people.
While there can be no dol-
lar value placed upon human
life, the damages to homes,
businesses, roads and
bridges can be assessed, and
in northwest Florida, the
costs are staggering. .
Jack Heesch, a roaming
public affairs officer with the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) said
he's spent the last six months.
in. the Pensacola office trav-
elling all over the Panhandle.
"It's incredible. The dam-
age that northwest Florida
sustained was massive and,
while in many areas the de-
.bris has been cleared away
and many buildings repaired,
in the outlying areas and
along the back roads, you can
still see the damage," he said.


"Whole forests are still bent
over from those pounding
winds."
Heesch, a resident of An-
chorage, Alaska, is a hurri-
cane chaser. That's not as
dangerous as it sounds. He
usually arrives just after the
storm and starts getting the
word out about FEMA disas-
ter assistance that is avail-
able to anyone impacted by
the storm and how to go
about getting that emergency
aid.
Hurricane Ivan caused
coastal flooding 10 to 16 feet
above normal tide levels and
drenched the Panhandle
with 10 to 15 inches of rain
and spawned 23 tornadoes.
By the time the rains and
winds subsided, 545,000 resi-
dents had evacuated. Over
443,000 homes were without
power for about two weeks
and parts of 1-10 and its
bridges were closed or
washed away entirely.
Residents and profession-
als alike agreed that Walton
County was the luckiest
county in the western Pan-
handle, while Escambia,


Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and
Bay counties suffered the
worst effects of Hurricane
Ivan and the tornadoes it
spawned.
That's not to say that Wal-
ton County did not receive
any damage. South Walton
homes took a heavy beating,
beach accesses were de-
stroyed and the county lost
more beach in areas where it
was already critically eroded.
Tree damage was the big
issue in north Walton and a
number of roads and bridges
were temporarily closed. In
Walton County, two FEMA
recovery centers were estab-
lished and manned by as
many as a dozen disaster spe-
cialists from FEMA, state
and county emergency man-
agement departments, Small
Business Association (SBA)
representatives, as well as
the United Way, the Depart-
ment of Elder Services and
emergency medical techni-
cians.
The last center, at the De-
Funiak Springs Community
Center, closed on March 5.
Heesch said residents were
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believed the time
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S andra Bullock is k
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pageant contestant in
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movie) believed they ha
funny follow-up that cou
own. And finally, Bulloci
get back into acting afte
self-imposed sabbatical.
For years, Bullock and
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JACK HEESCH noted that
newer coastal communities
fared better through Ivan be-
cause of new building code
standards.


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Among the season's picks is
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as roots in the 1930s and
experienced resurgence in
he '70s, re-entered the scene


a couple of years ago with
much fanfare, then cooled
off. It appears the heat is on
again.
"The wedge is going to be
really hot for spring," said
Donna Walker, the owner of
Donnamite, a shoe boutique
in Knoxville, Tenn.
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DOZENS AND DOZENS ofSandestin homeowners signed
in and received day-glow stickers as they packed the South
Walton Annex on March 10, overflowing the hearing room
and spilling out into the hallway. They came for the plan-
ning commission meeting, where one of the items on the
agenda was a request by. Intrawest Sandestin to transfer
' unbuilt residential units within Sandestin from various lo-
cations to other locations.



Sandestin owners


pack meeting room


By TIANA LARSEN
A well organized, standing
room only crowd of Sandestin
homeowners packed the
March 10 planning commis-
sion meeting. Highway signs
directed attendees to the
South Walton Annex, where
latecomers found themselves
standing in the hallway.
The issue that drew so
many people to the hearing
was a request by Iritrawest
Sandestin for a ruling by the
county concerning the trans-
fer of certain unbuilt residen-
tial units from location to lo-
cation within Sandestin.
The residential units were
previously approved as a part
of the total number of resi-
dential units included years
ago when Sandestin went
through a review as a "devel-
opment of regional impact,"
or DRI.
From time to time over the
years Intrawest has sought
and received permission to.
rearrange units included in
the original DRI. None of the
previous changes have gen-
erated the level of interest
shown in the current pro-
posed changes.
If Walton County deter-
mines the change is not a
"substantial deviation" from
the long-ago approved DRI,
Intrawest can move forward.
If not, a new DRI review
could be required, and the
current county height limita-
tion might apply to the rear-


fatal crash --

on U.S. 98

By TIANA LARSEN AND
DOTTYNIST
Another fatal traffic crash
at the intersection of US98
and CR-395 last Saturday
has local citizens up in arms
and organizing protests and j
requests for immediate ac-
tion by Walton County and
the Florida Department of '-'
Transportation (DOT.) r, ;-
Since the segment of the +-" 'A
newly four-laned highway Q. '"..:
that includes the CR-395 and "
CR-283 intersections was A ROADSIDE ME
opened more than a year ago, at the CR-395 and U
the intersection opera
See CRASH Pg 7C still not materialize


ranged units.
That seems to be the ma-
jor concern of homeowners.
According to various home-
owner associations the Beach
Breeze spoke with, Intrawest
is proposing several reloca-
tions of density, but three are
of particular concern.
These are the transfer of
182 residential units to the
present site of Finz Restau-
rant located on the Gulf, the
transfer of 310 units to the
current Marina location, and
the relocation of 939 units to
the site of the Linkside Con-
ference Center.
Several owners, who did
not want to be quoted by
name, told the Beach Breeze
that although Sandestin has
not shown them detailed
plans, they do not believe
these numbers of residential
units can be built in the lo-
cations they will be trans-
ferred to unless they are built
as highrises.
A number of homeowners'
associations within
Sandestin retained attorney
David Theriaque to repre-
sent them at the hearing,
where a continuance was re-
quested by Theriaque, in the
hopes that homeowners
would be able to learn more
about the proposed changes
and begin a dialogue with
Intrawest.
Outside counsel retained


Will he

get a


kidney

One man s dilemma
By TIANA LARSEN
What is it like to have a
life-threatening disease, no
health insurance, limited
funds, and a pocketful of pre-
scriptions for medicines but
no way to pay for them? What
is it like to be a single father,
get up and go to work every-
day, see your son get sicker
and sicker, worry all the
time, never be able to get
ahead financially, and finally
decide to sell your family
home for money to pay for
medical treatment? What is
it like to run a non-profit hos-
pital in an area of apparent
affluence, but with an in-
creasing number of unin-
sured or underinsured pa-
tients?
Meet 29-year old diabetic
Michael Mezick, and his fa-
ther, Michael Mezick Sr.
They are members of the all
but invisible workforce that
fills many of the jobs that
keep tourism, "the engine of
growth that feeds south Wal-
ton," humming along,.while
leading lives filled with
worry, pain, and bills.
But first, some reasons
why the effects of a lack of
health insurance are a con-
cern for everyone, including
the insured and the taxpay-
ers, both at a local and at a
national level.
"The trends are of great
concern the numbers (of
uninsured) are growing, and.
one of the consequences is'."
that costs are passed on, then;
insurance rates go up, and it
effects everybody," said Mike
Burke, public relations direc-
tor for Sacred Heart Hospi-
tal.
Walton County currently
pays a monthly health insur-
ance cost of $387.48 per em-
ployee. Family coverage is
available at $344.46 monthly,
and is paid by the employee.
Life insurance is not included
* in this figure.
Bill Imfeld, finance direc-
tor, anticipates the amount
budgeted for employee insur-
ance will rise in the next fis-
cal year.
According to a study by two
associate medical professors
at Harvard, published in,
Health Affairs, job loss now"-
only slightly leads medical


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,MORIAL for two local teenagers who died last summer in a car crash
S 98 intersection serves as a stark reminder that more than a year after
ned, safety measures including interim signage and new signals have
d. The intersection was the site of another fatal crash on March 12.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


County Upcoming Events
By Walton County Citizen Services

Thursday, March 17, 2005

3 p.m. Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Plan-
ning Organization (TPO)- Niceville
Community Center. Commissioners
Cuchens, Brannon, and Meadows, and
DeFuniak Springs Councilman Roy
McLeod are members of this Board.
Commissioner Cuchens is the vice chair.
The TPO has three advisory committees:
the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC),
the Technical Coordinating Committee
(TCC), and the Bicycle/Pedestrian Ad-
visory Committee (BPAC). The advisory
committees also meet on the third Thurs-
day of each month. The CAC meets at
9:30 a.m., the BPAC at 11:00, and the
TCC at 1:30 p.m. All meetings are held
in the Niceville Community Center.

Friday, March 18

9 a.m. Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board SW
Courthouse Annex-
11:30a.m. Walton County Health Improvement
Partnership- Coastal Branch Library
Anyone interested in working on im-
proving health access and resources in
Walton County is welcome and encourag-
ed to attend.

Monday, March 21

5 p.m. Joint Workshop with the Walton County
Board of Commissioners and the Plan-
ning Commission- South Walton Court
house Annex located at 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach.
This: workshop will be held to discuss
large scale :amendments before the.
transmittal hearing.
Tuesday, March 22

8:a.m. BCC Meeting-V Walton County Court
house, DeFuniak Springs-
Regular meeting see agenda at www.co.
walton.fl.us :
1p.m. BCC Special Meeting on Jail Project-
Walton County Courthouse. The Walton
County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a special meeting on March
22 at 1 p.m. to discuss the jail project.
This meeting will be held at the Walton
County Courthouse located at 571 US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL.


Bicyclist seriously injured


By BRUCE COLLIER
A'Wisconsin marnWas seri-
ously injured on March 12
when his bicycle collided with
a truck on CR-30A, just west
of CR-283.
Florida Highway Patrol
investigator Trooper P.S.
'Shank reports that Peter A.
Ahmann, 66, of 1491 Sunrise
Camp Road, Monocqua, Wis-
consin was traveling north,
attempting,to cross the road.
S,A truck, driven by
Cowdery Kent Merrill III, 26,
of 1202 Rendale Road,
Dothan, Alabama, was trav-
eling west.
Ahmann reportedly
crossed directly into Merrill's
path. The truck struck the
bicyclist once on his: right
side. Ahmann was thrown
from his bike and came to
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the road.
Ahmann was transported
by Air Heart to Sacred Heart
Hospital in Pensdcola, with
"serious" injuries. Merrill
was not injured.
Charges are reportedly
pending. There was no evi-
dence of alcohol involved.
Ahmann was wearing a hel-
met, and Merrill was using
a seatbelt. ;


S.W. Fire District gets fedei


By DOTTY NIST
A $171,000 Assistance to
Firefighters grant has been
awarded to the South Walton
Fire District.
The program that is the
source for the grant funding
is administered by the U.S.
Department of Homeland
Security. The department
announced the award last
month. Firefighter assis-
tance grants were awarded to
several thousand fire depart-
ments throughout the U.S.,
this year.
The grant program assists
fire departments in efforts
such as increasing their effec-


tiveness, implementing
health and safety programs
for personnel and purchasing
new apparatus,
Shuth Walton Fire District
(SWFD) Chief Les Hallman
announced the grant to the
district's fire commissioners
at their March- 7 meeting.

#allman said the district
wduld use the grant funds to
replace current self-con-
tained breathing apparatus
with state-of-the-art equip-
ment.
The fire district is consid-
ering selling its current
breathing apparatus to de-


fray the $20,000 match re-
quired in connection with the
grant funding. Hallman said
the equipment would be use-
ful to a less-funded fire de-
partment or district.
In other SWFD news, a
new deputy chief has been
chosen from within the orga-
nization. Sean Hughes, a dis-
trict chief with 14 years' ex-
perience with the SWFD, will
fill the position.
"He's going to do a very
wonderfuljob," Hallman pre-
dicted at the March 7 board
meeting.
Hughes interviewed for the
position along with all of the


By BRUCE COLLIER
Four persons were arrested
in Santa Rosa Beach and
booked with various narcot-
ics charges, bl Machl!-""' '
W,, alton County Sheriff'$
-Deputy.Kat'BowlingYeport
entering a residence at 151
Don Bishop Road in Santa
Rosa Beach on the evening of
March 9. Bowling was there
to execute a search warrant.
Upon entering, Bowling
observed methamphetamine,
marijuana, and drug para-
phernalia in the common
area of the premises.
Bowling detained and ar-
rested Debora Sue Dodson,
45, Michael Lynn Green, 35,


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organization district chiefs,:
Hallman said. He noted that:
the selection from within will:
have a beneficial "domino ef-:
fect" in opening up other pro-:
motion opportunities within'
the SWFD. A lot of excite-:
ment has been created in the:
district because of this, he*
added.

Hughes will replace Mike:
Kane, who resigned in early:
February after serving in the:
deputy chief position since:
2002.
Contact Dotty Nist online
atdofty@defu n iakherald.'
com.


Cultural Arts Association asks galleries to "Fly the flag"


The Cultural Arts Associa-
tion is asking area galleries,'
businesses and residents to
"Ply the Flag for ArtsQuest."
This* is an annual
fundraising event to help
support ArtsQuest, a week-
long Celebration of the Arts,
scheduled May 2 8. The
week culminates with one of
the southeast's largest juried
fine art shows. the ArtsQuest
Fine Arts Festival, on May 7
8 at The Village of
Baytowne .Wharf at
Sandestin. This sponsorship
level offers area galleries,
businesses and residents the
opportunity to fly an
ArtsQuest flag on their prop-'
erty from April 23 to May 9,
for $50, which is tax deduct-


ible.
"This is an excellent way. for
the community to show their
support, as well as help us
promote the fact that
ArtsQuest 2005 is happen-
ing," according to CAA presi-
dent, Susan Von Hoene. "Our
CAA volunteers will install
and remove the flags."

"With the area growing at
such a rapid pace, calling on
all the area businesses along
the Beaches of South Walton
is a daunting task," com-
mented ArtsQuest Chair-
man, Kay Phelan. "As much
as our volunteers try to blan-
ket the area seeking flag
sponsors, we can't reach ev-
ery gallery, business and resi-


dent. It's only $50 to fly the
flag for ArtsQuest. We en-
courage anyone interested to
call the CAA Message Center
at 231-0885 to get an
ArtsQuest flag application
mailed or faxed. The deadline
to apply to fly the flag is
March 10th."
"Another way the Cultural
Arts Association's non-profit
group raises funds to put on
this massive event is with the
help of 5ponsorshp...dona-,
tions.'There are a number o-f
CAA partner sponsorship.


levels available starting from
$500 and up," said Von
Hoene. "We have corre-
sponded with many area
businesses and are currently
seeking CAA 2005 partners.
Whether it's to make a con-
tribution, or to volunteer, we
would like to talk with any-
one who would like to become
involved with ArtsQuest."
For further information on
CAA and ArtsQuest, call the
CAA Message Center at (850)
21F'0885,' or t on-line at'
CulturalArtsAsspciation6re'
'" r


REGIONAL UTILITIESoup.uad h.
FLORIDA COMMUNITY SERVICES CORP.
'OF WALTON COUNTY, INC.



WATER CONSERVATION TIPS


ONLY RUN THE DISHWASHER AND CLOTHES WASHER
WHEN THEY ARE FULLY LOADED.

DEFROST FROZEN FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR OR
MICROWAVE INSTEAD OF RUNNING WATER OVER IT.

WHEN WASHING DISHES BY'HAND. USE TWO
SINKS ONE FOR WASHING AND ONE FOR RINSING
RATHER THAN LETTING THE WATER RUN.


USE A BROOM. RATHER THAN A HOSE TO CLEAN
SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS.

IF YOU HAVE A SWIMMING POOL, GET A COVER.
r YOU'LL CUT THE LOSS OF WATER BY EVAPORATION BY
90%.

REPAIR DRIPPING FAUCETS AND LEAKY TOILETS.
DRIPPING FAUCETS CAN WASTE ABOUT 2.000 GALLONS
OF WATER EACH YEAR. LEAKY TOILETS CAN WASTE AS
MUCH AS 200 GALLONS EACH DAY.

NEVER PUT WATER DOWN THE DRAIN WHEN THERE
MAY BE ANOTHER USE FOR IT SUCH AS CLEANING OR
WATERING A PLANT OR GARDEN.


TAKE SHORTER SHOWERS. REPLACE YOUR SHOWER
HEAD WITH AN ULTRA LOW FLOW VERSION.

*DON'T LET WATER RUN WHILE SHAVING OR
WASHING YOUR FACE. BRUSH YOUR TEETH FIRST
WHILE WAITING FOR THE WATER TO GET HOT. THEN
WASH OR SHAVE AFTER FILLING THE SINK.

Copyright American Water \Vorks Association


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Easter Sunrise Beach service to be held


The community is invited
to celebrate Easter at a sun-
rise worship service on the
beach.
The fifth annual sunrise
service, sponsored by Hope
Lutheran Church, LCMS,
will be at 6:30 a.m. Sunday,
March 27, on the beach at Ed
Walline Park on CR-30A at
the intersection with CR-393
in Santa Rosa Beach. Guitar
music and singing will begin
at 6:15 a.m.


Bike Nite

to be held
Bike Nite, sponsored by the
South Walton First Baptist
Church will be held April 2,
2005, 4-7 p.m.
There'll be free food, bike
games, prizes,, live music, in-
cluding southern rock, blue-
grass, country gospel.
All bikes and all bikers
welcomed. Not sanctioned by
any club or shop. Families
welcomed, too.
South Walton First Baptist
Church at the Bay, is located
at 24388 Highway 331
South-just south of the
bridge.
For more information, call
Walt at (850) 685- 0684.


BUTLER ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL student Joe Bauer
Griffith won the fifth annual
Northwest Florida 'Legisla- '
tive Day Poster Contest,
which was open to any and t
all fourth-graders in north-
west Florida (16 counties).
According to his father,
Mark, young Joe did all the
research to select what he
thought that best represented Z
northwest Florida. He drew ..
the pictures and did the
painting on his own. "He .
comes up with the ideas,
draws, mixes his own paints
and paint his own pictures,
all by using a hat pointer on V
a, normal baseball cap with .
Velgro."
lastyear, Joe-entered a con-
test with the Lieutenant =MO
Governor's office, winning
first place in the state for en-
tries by students with dis-
abilities. His picture was the
picture on the front and
middle of the Lieutenant
Governor's holiday greeting
card sent out to friends and
constituent all over Florida.



Massachusetts man killed in weekend collision


By BRUCE COLLIER
A Massachusetts man was
killed in a collision that oc-
curred March 12 on Highway
98. Two, possibly three, oth-
ers were also injured.
Florida Highway Patrol
investigator Cpl. M.A. Weeks
reports that a car driven by
Windsor H. Beebee, 84, of
258 Chestnut Street, Lynn
Field, Massachusetts, was
traveling north on CR- 395.


By BRUCE COLLIER
, Spring break is here, and
the Okaloosa County Sheriff
is offering some traffic safety
advice that will be useful to
residents of Walton County
as well.
Allow extra travel time
on Highway 98, especially
on weekends. The road is
likely to become backed up
during peak driving hours.
If you are approaching
an intersection where traffic
is backed up, do not enter the
intersection, even if the light
is green. Florida law requires
that you remain stopped un-
less it is clear to proceed
through the intersection.
Watch for emergency
vehicles. Yield the way to
emergency vehicles en route
to an emergency i.e., with
flashing lights. If an emer-
gency vehicle is parked with
its lights flashing, you must
vacate the lane nearest the
vehicle. If that is impossible,
you must slow to 20 MPH
below the posted speed limit.
Pedestrians should as-
sume that the drivers of ap-


In the car with Beebee was
Eleanor C. Beesley, 88, of 7
Riverwoods Drive, 'Exeter,
New Hampshire.
A second vehicle was trav-
eling east on Hwy. 98. The
driver was Lloyd D. Emert,
63, of 185 Oonoga Way,
Loudon, Tennessee. Claudia
R. Emert, 62, of the same
address, was also in the car.
Eyewitness reports indi-


preaching vehicles do not see
them.
If you are traveling, al-
low adequate rest time. Fa-
tigued drivers can be as dan-
gerous as drunk drivers.
Report aggressive driv-
ers, apparently impaired
drivers, and other threats to
public safety. You may dial
*DUI, *FHP, *SO, or 911 on
a cellular telephone.
Sheriff's Traffic Units will
be on duty during the spring
break season with several
enhanced enforcement
waves. Sobriety checkpoints
will be set up at various lo-
cations as well.



cate that Beebee pulled into
Emert's path on Hwy. 98,
causing Emert's vehicle to
collide with the left side of
Beebee's car.
Beebee's car reportedly
overturned two times before
coming to rest upright on the
road.
Beebee was killed. Beesley
received incapacitating inju-
ries. Claudia Emert received
non-incapacitating injuries,
while Lloyd Emert was "pos-
sibly" injured.
The report indicates that
Emert was using a seatbelt,
but Beebee was not.


Craig S, Robinson, CPA

Tax
Bookkeeping &
Accounting
Financial Planning
Business Consultant

On the Circle


892-0888
The CPA, Never Underestimate The Value


The Easter sunrise sermon
will be given by Pastor Ray
Angerman, associate minis-
ter at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in
Shalimar and mission devel-
oper at Hope. Those attend-
ing are asked to bring their
own seating of a blanket or
chair and are reminded to
stay off the sand dunes.
Hope will have an Easter
Sunday Service at its church
at 9 a.m. Pastor Richard 0.
Ziehr will deliver the Easter


message. The church is at 90.
Spires Lane, 6A, in Gulf
Place.
Holy week services will be.:
at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thurs-;
day, March 24, and at 7 p.m.;
on Good Friday, March 25.

After Easter, the Sunday
worship schedule for Hope:-
will be at 8 a.m. on the beach'
and at 9 a.m. at the church.::
For more information, call
(850) 267-0322 or (850) 654--
7807.


THE BOOKLOVERS meet at the Coastal Branch Library
in south Walton County at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday,
September through May. Everyone is welcome, and is en-
couraged 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.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Board of County Commissioners of Walton County, Florida, to Consider Ordinance for
the Establishment of the Somerset Community Development Distriqt
*DATE: March 22, 2005
TIME: 8:30 a.m. (CST)
LOCATION: Courtroom B
Walton County Courthouse,
571 U.S. Highway 90
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.
The information presented at this hearing will be' ised to afford-the Petitipner,;tJand-f
owners, any affected units of locat- goVethMetit, and tdhegeeirail public, afahtr'nd a'de-
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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com\\ mUIIIIIInIIty eveUlopmentI
\ 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
Mi Statutes. All planning, per-
mitting and other regulatory
requirements pertaining to
94 development within the
V land area will be in accor-
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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from Sheriff's Department


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Three Arts Delights-The lucky art afficiendos who at-
tended the Three Arts Alliance Sunday meeting at artist
Bety Cork's enchanting Blue Mountain Beach home were
happy indeed. The house, perched adjacent to sands with
windowed walls overlooking the Gulf, drew many guests out-
doors on Sunday's clear, springlike afternoon.
Indoors offered another compelling view. Wherever one
looked the eye was captured by the collection of bright paint-
ings, both large and small. Everyone gathered in the kitchen,
drawn by the potluck goodies before the program. Its brick-
colored walls and tile-decorated areas vied with paintings
for attention, as did the program featuring poetry and prose
by TAA's Paradise Writers Society members.

Off to DeFuniak-The Seagrove Garden Club spent one
of their favorite programs at the Hotel DeFuniak with one
of their favorite program speakers, Dara Dobson. Dara is
the wildflower committee chairman of the Florida Federa-
tion of Garden Clubs, as well as president of the Defuniak
Springs Garden Club. She knows wildflowers well and kept
her audience's attention throughout the presentation.
One of her wildflower goals is to promote native plants by
beautifying the landscape along highways in our section of
the state-Zone 8A-and to nourish them. "I am very pro-
native plant," she said. The coreopsis is Florida's'state wild-
flower and 13 species flourish throughout the state, she said.
Prior to the program, the Seagrove Garden Club's officers
for 2005-06 were elected: president, Ester Kolko, president;
Doris Tharpe, vice president; Brenda Radtke, Secretary;
Donna Vann, treasurer; Judy Sullivan, asst. secretary, Bar-
bara McSherry, asst. treasurer; and parliamentarian, Jackie
LeTang.
They will be installed in May at Eden State Gardens' Pa-
vilion followed by a catered lunch prepared by new presi-
dent, Ester.
The lunch at the historic Hotel Defuniak's dining room
was delicious. Chicken Marsala was the entree followed by
19inon iced fairy-sized shortcake-yum. Our compliments
to .Chef Brad.

Sacred Heart Guild-The Volunteer Guild of Sacred Heart
Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach has
-Ewarded three scholarships to.college students seeking edu-
cational degrees in health care. Two freshman at OWC, Dawn
Lenon and Katherine Schlitter, and Karen Richarson, a
sophomohre at Gulf Coast Junior College, Panama City, were
rbcipepnls. Funds for the scholarships are raised from prof-
its of the hospital gift shop and various fundraiser events.
The guild will be enjoying a volunteer lunch on St. Patrick's
Day at Embassy Suites in Miramar Beach. Awards are on
the agenda.

COUNTY MEETINGS OF INTEREST
(see legal notices this edition for additional information)


3-17-18-05*
8:30 a.m.


3-18-05 9 a.m.


3-22-05 noon



3-21I-05 6 p.m.


3-22-05 8:00 a.m.



3-22-05 8 a.m.



3-22-05 5 p.m.

3-23-05 9 a.m.


3-24-05 8:30 a.m.


Date of Meeting Nature Of Meeting


Walton County TDC -
Strategic Planning Session


Walton Co. Coastal Dune
Lakes Advisory Board -
Regular Meeting
School Readiness Coalition
- Executive Committee


Walton Co. Recreation
Board Regular Meeting

Walton Co. Commission -
Public Hearing Somerset
-Community Development
District
Walton Co. Commission -
Regular Meeting


Walton Co. Coalition
Meeting
Walton County TDC -
Autumn Tides Committee

Walton Co. TDC Arts &
Cultural Committee


STATE WILDFLOWER CHAIRMAN of the Florida Fed:
eration of Garden Clubs and president of the DeFuniakh
Springs Garden Club, Dara Dobson (center), was program!
speaker a the March meeting of the Seagrove Garden Club:
at Hotel DeFuniak. She is thanked by club president Jackie
LeTang and program chair Beth Church


BETTY CORK entertained members of The Three Arts Al-
liance on Sunday at her Blue Mountain Beach home.
She is photographed with craftsman, Max Goff


I


THREE ARTS ALLIANCE MEMBERS enjoy good food
at Sunday's poetry, prose & potluck meeting.


AN AMUSING SCRIPT by Maurine Vreeland (right) is
performed at the Three Arts Alliance poetry, prose & pot-
luck meeting on Sunday. Performing on the left is Christine
Burroughs, president of Three Arts Alliance.


GERMAN PART TIME RESIDENTS CONSTANCE AND
CHRIST ENGBERG of Santa Rosa Beach chat with Rich-
ard Vreeland at Three Arts Alliance meeting on Sunday.


.A..HEARTY GROUP GOFGREEN THUMB GARlFMI ,
CLUB MEMBERS braved a cold March Wednesday and.
gathered to clean up litter on 30-A at Santa Rosa Beach.
Pleased with the picking's were Joan Poteet, Carol Stanley,
Marcia Bourne, Sally Gaskin, Barbara Knott, and Barbara
Young.


Location


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
SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach
Freeport City Hall
Freeport, FL


WCTDC Conference
Rm., 25777 US Hwy.
331 S., Santa Rosa
Beach
Freeport Community
Center, Freeport
Walton Co.
Courthouse, Room B,
DeFuniak Springs
SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach


Composer presents program


DR. OTT was presented a certificate of appreciation from
President Jack Abbit of the Sandestin Lions Club.


Dr. David Ott, composer,
educator, and conductor of
the Philharmonic Orchestra
of Northwest Florida was the
speaker for the Sandestin

Chautauqua
host annual
gospel talent
contest
Florida Chautauqua, Inc.
will be hosting the 2nd An-
nual Gospel Talent Search
Saturday, March 19, at 7
p.m. at the Florida
Chautauqua Theater at 840
Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL.
General Admission will be
$5.
Call 892-9494 for more in-
formation


Lions Club at their meeting
last Monday.
Ott played Beethoven's
Sixth and, being the educa-
tor that he is, he explained
the meaning of each part of
the composition so that Lions
could understand what this
great composer had in mind
as he wrote this symphony.



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Pickett speaker at Lions Club


Beta Sigma Valentine Queen
De Blackerbyjoined the Xi She is presently the vice
Mu Rho Chapter of Beta president ofher chapter. She
Sigma Phi in March of 2001. has also been the correspond-
ing secretary. She was Woman
of the Year for 2004. She has
chaired or been involved in
several committees including
ways and means, social ac-
tivities and service.
De was born in Fort Wal-
ton Beach. She attended
Choctawhatchee High
School, where she met her
husband, Dennis. The two
have been married ,for 30
VS years. De and Dennis have
two sons, Nick, who is in the
military, and Jason, who is a
senior at the University of
Florida in Gainesville.
De is an active member of
the Emerald CoastChurch of
Christ. Her favorite hobbies
are rubber stamping and
DE BLACKERBY cooking.


Diane Pickett, president of
the "Chautauqua Assembly"
in DeFuniak Springs, was
the speaker and program for
the Sandestin Lions Club on
Feb. 21.

Picket told Lions that dur-
ing the Assembly, a :person
could spend the whole week-
end being entertained by


AT THE CONCLUSION OF HER PRESENTATION,
Diane Pickett was thanked by Lion President Jack Abbit as
he presented her a certificate of appreciation for her outstand-
ing program.


speakers, discussing topics
of terrorism and ways of com-
bating terrorism, religion,
the death penalty, spiritual
fitness, racializing witness,
America as the carrier of de-
mocracy of the world, 9/11 to
3/5 and beyond plus, many
others topics during the day
and a series of evening per-
formances.


WALTON COUNTY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PART- '
NERSHIP will meet March 18, from 11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the Coastal Branch Library (off of 331 South behind the South
Walton Courthouse Annex).
The Walton County Health Improvement Partnership
project is a community-wide initiative for improving com-
munity health which will help prioritize the most important
health issues to people in the community.
Participates are asked to bring a bag lunch.
Any one interested in working on improving health access
and resources in Walton County is welcome and encouraged
to attend. The group is looking for a diverse group of indi-
viduals to represent Walton County.
For more information, contact Andrea Hartsog at 892-8015
(x129) or Email: andrea_hartsog@doh.state.fl.us


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TH. D.A PN H A ,UD R 1G 5


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EVENTS

AROUND THE SOUTH


When does the na- and everything you read,
tion say enough to hear and see is about celebri-
ties and their criminal situ-
all the hype of the nations.
Jackson trial and all The same goes for the televi-
sion ministers such as Jim
the celebrity real-life Baker and Jimmy Swaggart's
affairs in the late 80s and now
drama? Is the world with multi-millioniar televi-
infatuated or infuri- sion evangelist Benny Hinn.
Public figures, once regarded
ated with these ce- as being upstanding commu-
lebrities that we see. nity leaders, are always beg-
ging for donations, yet have
or hear about in the elaborate lifestyles and
news on a daily enormous expense accounts.
Are we infatuated with
bases? their lifestyles and dirty se-
crets? Do we watch in hopes to
If you have been watching see how hard they will fall?
the news lately, you could not Could it be we like to watch
have missed seeing all the those who have everything,
hype about Michael Jackson loose everything? Do we enjoy
and him having to face the watching others squirm while
charges against him dealing we sit comfortably in our re-
with underage male friends liners in front of thd six
he had spend the night at his o'clock news?
Neverland Ranch outside For many, the constant
Santa Monica, CA. Hundreds barrage of stories of those ce-
of network stations, radio lebrities is intriguing due to
broadcasters and print out-' the fact that many viewers
le have been gathered but-' view it as an ongoing real-life
side the Santa Maria, CA, soap opera with gruesome
courthouse toget glimpse or details and hidden secrets
hopefully a quote from the brought to the surface. Others
king of pop. have said that they watch in
His latest "episode" was hopes that the law will prevail
when, on Thursday of last and those accused that are
week, he showed up in court guilty, no matter who they are
with pajama bottoms on and or how much money they
a white t-shirt. He com- have, will feel the strong arm
plained that he had back of the law.
problems. Case in point, Martha Ste-
Needless to say, the judge -.wart. She is now out of jail
was not amused and the trial after spending five months
took off again with his young behind bars and now is on five
accuser giving graphic de- months house arrest.
tails and accounts ofmolesta- She says the experience had
tion and alcohol consumption changed her life and made her
that 46-year-old Jackson and appreciate those around her
the minor engaged in on sev- even more. The nation will
eral occasions. For more than just have to watch the "domes-
two weeks Jackson's family tic goddess" over the next few
has been beside their un- weeks and see just how much
usual son and say that he is she has changed.
only helping these sick chil- With more and more reports
dren. of celebrity wrongdoing, do we
as viewers have less respect
for the motion picture and
Experts say the reason his television industry? Do we
family is in support of him is feel sorry for them and feel
that he is their cash cow and that the judicial system treats
major financial support sys- them unfairly since they are
tern. The courts and jury are in the public's eye?
looking and listening to all As far as this reporter is
testimonies and hearing all concerned, they chose that
witnesses, but right now, the life and career, so pull up your
press and those analyzing boot straps and face the mu-
this trail say that Jackson sic, cameras rolling or not!
could see bars in less than six As the Jackson trial contin-
months. ues over the next few days,
The same type of media weeks or even months, and
hype was given to the infa- the world continues to read
mous O.J. Simpson white -and listen to the latest about
Bronco chase in 1994 and the Jackson's actions and strange
current Robert Blake trial quirks, the nation will sit and
concerning the murder of his wonder just what it would be
wife. Everywhere you turn like to be in his shoes.


PAUL TAYLOR HAD THE crowds on their feet during last
year's Smooth Jazz Festival. He returns with countless other
Grammy Award-winning smooth jazz artists at this year's
smooth jazz festival.



AT THtI' Ie',
.Crestview Cinema 3 Constantine (R)
789 N. Ferdon Blvd., Because of Winn Dixie (PG)
Crestview, 682-3201 Hitch (PG-13).
Robots (PG) Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)
The Pacifier (PG)
Be Cool (PG-31) Twin Cities Cinema
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,.
CinemaPlus Niceville. .
174 SE Miracle Strip Pkwy., 678-3815
Ft, Walton Beach, 302-0129 Robots (PG)
National Treasure (PG) The Pacifier (PG)


Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr., Destin,
337-8777


Destin Cinema
759 E. Hwv 98, Destin
654-2992
Robots (PG)
Be Cool (PG-13)
Diary of A Mad Black
Woman (PG-13)
Cursed (PG-13)
Constantine (R)
Because of Winn Dixie (PG)
Aviator (PG-13)
Finding Neverland (PG)
Hitch (PG-13)
Meet The Fockers (PG-13)


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 Aames 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.
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' filmn!s,; documhth6a-
ries,, shorts and animations.
For-hiore itfoftiatioriU"nd
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.
27th Annual Catfish
Festival: The city of Cres-
cent City, FL announces
their upcoming Catfish Fes-
tival at the Evan Lyon Park
on April 1 and 2. Fish served
in a variety of ways, activ
ities for the entire family, a
5K race, a car show, parade,
arts and crafts and enter-
tainment will be throughout
the day.
For more information, call
(386) 698-1644.
Topsail Tours: The tours
will take place on April 23
and 30. A variety of activities
will take place including
nature trail walks, fishing in
the surf, wildflower identify-
ing, and fish identification.
There is a $2 admission
into the park. For more infor-

mation, call 267-0299.
West Indies Market: The
annual spring and summer
West Indies Market returns
every second weekend, from
' Mavy-eptemt er. Paihiters
sculptures, wood workers'
mietal workers, "designers,
jewelers, potterers, furni-
ture makers and other arti-
sans will line the lawns of
Roseamry Beach.
For more information, call
Hilltop Productions at, 951-
2148.


THE GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE troop that performed
this past Saturday at Rosemary Beach, took a different
approach in presenting the "Taming of the Shrew." Instead
of the Elizabethan-style dress, the actors wore modern cos-
tumes and played pop music, while still maintaining the lan-
guage of the Shakespeare play.


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-


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BULLOCK
says Bullock, was to
story move forward
main true to the spi
original.
"It's tricky, but a
it's done with honest
mor I think you're b
says Bullock.
Bullock was hap
prise the lovable y
graceless undercover
the sequel as Gracie
with issues of fame a
tity. In trying to catc
of bank robbers,
cover is blown by an
ous customer who re
her from the pagean
and her FBI team
their star agent is co
fiable to continuemin
dercover capacity. TI
sign'bher, to blie
duties, equipping he
personal stylist and
her out on the road
public face of the ,
Meanwhile, her b
unceremoniously du
over the phone.
Transformed into
sophisticated mou
with designer outfits
fectly highlighted hai


from 1-C is no longer the gawky tom-
boy she used to be. Instead,
)have the she's somewhat of a diva,
d yet re- much to the annoyance of
irit of the Sam (Regina King), a no-non-
sense agent assigned to guard
s long as her. When two friends from
y and hu- the pageant are taken hos-
etter off," tage in Las Vegas, Gracie is
called in to handle PR duties
py to re- and perhaps trap the kidnap-
'et fairly pers. Eventually, Gracie and
r agent in Sam come to realize that they
contends can break the kidnapping
and iden- case if they don't kill each
-h a gang other first.
Gracie's Bullock liked the idea of
overzeal- making the sequel a buddy
cognizes comedy rather than a roman-
t. Gracie tic comedy. "I also loved the
realize idea of having an equal part-
)o identi- ner, and the equal partner
her un- being female," she says.
hey reas- King..stands about a foot
relations shorter than BT6HlJook,"soathe
sr with a pa-iring'appears eVerrairore
sending comical, particulAfly wvhei
d as the they tussle.
Il Heather Burns and Will-
oyfriend iam Shatner reprise their
mps her roles as the reigning beauty
queen and fussy emcee, re-
a sleek, spectively. Treat Williams
ithpiece plays the local FBI chief who
and per- resents the intrusion of
ir, Gracie Gracie on his turf. Enrique


Review


Wrong Genre
The Pacifier isn t a strong
enough movie to carry
Vin Diesel s awkward
attempt at comedy
By Kirk Honeycutt
vnu entertainment report
In Hollywood's search for
the next Arnold
Schwarzenegger, an action
hero with the charm and wit
to do comedy, first up is Vin
Diesel doing a virtual remake
of'"Kindergarten Cop" for
Disney called "The Pacifier."
Diesel is not the guy Holly-
wood is looking for. He can do
the action but looks awkward
if not downright bewildered
performing physical comedy
involving a family of rebel-
lious kids and one vicious pet
duck. In his defense, the fatu-
ous, forced and formulaic co-
medic vehicle provided by
writers Thomas Lennon and
Robert Ben Garant needs to
be recalled for gross 'deficien-
cies unrelated to the star.

The success of "Are We
There Yet?" demonstrates a
high degree of tolerance by
audiences in search of a
laugh, but that film's star, Ice
Cube, does have a flair for
comedy where Diesel does
not. Compounding the prob-
lem for Disney is the unlike-
lihood that Diesel's fans re-
ally want to see him in a
gooey 'comedy such as "The
Pacifier."
,An opening sequence es-
tablishes Diesel as a highly
conditioned and professional
.Navy S.E.A.L. His team
snatches a top scientist from
Serbian kidnappers on a well-
guarded boat only to have the
scientist get assassinated in
what looks like an inside job.


Murciano plays a junior
agent who tries to "keep
Gracie and her entourage
safely out of harm's way.
Bullock appreciated her
character's dilemmas in the
sequel, "She's so famous she
can't do her job anymore," she
says. "She can no longer do
what she's done her entire
career.. So she has to change
and become something else."
Like Gracie, Bullock has'
undergone a metamorphosis.
As a producer as well as the
star, Bullock was involved in
every aspect of the comedy,
from casting to overseeing its
eclectic soundtrack. "This
soundtrack is wicked," she
says. "I always like those re-
ally bad, old-school hip-hop
compilations from the '80s.
But you don't want to buy the
whole album of The Gap
Band. I wanted this to be
something that you could
throw in your CD player and
iOh my'God,'thi's i_ grea'f!'

Bullock is not shy about
remaining happily single at
the ripe age of 40 (though she
is dating "Monster Garage"
king Jesse James). "I think
we. need to adopt the prin-
ciples that the European
countries have adopted,
which is, the older you are the
sexier you are," she declares.


Vin Diesel plays a Navy S.E.A.L. in charge of taking care of
five kids in "The Pacifier."


Diesel's next assignment is to
protect the family of the sci-
entist, whose secret invention
has not be found. This means
baby-sitting all five young-
sters while mom goes to
Geneva to see what is inside
her late husband's safety de-
posit box..
After diaper-changing and
poo jokes that were old when
they appeared 18 years ago in
"Three Men and a Baby," fam-
ily life settles down to a war
zone. The kids, who illogically
haven't been told of the dan-
ger they are in, understand-
ably don't want the supervi-
sion of a disciplinarian. Then
when Diesel defeats a pair of
home-invading ninjas, they
do realize the danger. This
gives Diesel the free time to
solve all the problems of each
of the three older children.

In the case, of Seth (Max
Thieriot), this means direct-
ing a community production
of "The Sound of Music," in
which Seth stars. For young
Lulu (Morgan York), he
teaches her Girl Scout troop
to kick the butts of the Boy
Scouts who are bothering
them. And for Zoe (Brittany
Snow), he chases off a boy-
friend she really doesn't need,
then listens to her pour out


her heart about her dead fa-
ther.
Carol Kane, playing a
vaguely Eastern European
nanny, who then disappears
from the movie, and Brad
Garrett, playing an overzeal-
ous, macho wrestling coach
and school vice principal,
mug their way through these
roles to ludicrous results.
Lauren Graham, as a sweetly
innocuous school principal,
provides a lame love interest
for Diesel.
Much of the gags are arbi-
trary and far-fetched. When
Diesel wants to follow Seth to
see what he is up to, he grabs
a child's bicycle rather than
jump into the family van.
When the kids desperately
need to call cops for help, Zoe
does jump into the van and
wastes precious minutes
breaking every traffic law in
the motor vehicle code rather
than pick up a cell phone.
Director Adam Shankman
fails to impose any comedic
shape to the disjointed and
episodic screenplay. Jokes
never build, stagings are
clumsy, and the whole thing
feels as if it were slapped to-'
gether in haste. Technical
credits on the mostly Toronto-
based production are unim-
pressive.


"Luckily, my job hasn't been
based on, being a sex kitten
or being the most beautiful
girl on the lot or the fashion
iconi."
Coming up, Bullock is
slated to reunite with her
"Speed" co-star Keanu Reeves
in a romantic comedy tenta-
tively titled "Il Mare." She
jokes that they're only doing
the picture because Reeves
wants to make out with her.
"It's been too long for him,"
she says, smiling. "He needs
it. He needs me."
Actually, she's hoping the
hotshot "Matrix" star and
sometime musician will teach
her how to play the bass gui-
tar given to her by her idol
Tina' Turner. "I've got the
speaker and the amp," Bul-
lock says. "I'm hoping he can
hook me up."


Nelson to donate sales from

CD, DVD to tsunami relief
vnu entertainment report
Willie Nelson's Jan. 9 tsunami relief
concert in Austin, Texas, will be released
on CD and DVD to raise more funds for
victims of the natural disaster in the
Indian Ocean. Distributed by Texas *
Roadhouse restaurants and Lost High-
way, "Willie Nelson Songs for Tsunami -
Relief" will be available through tradi-
tional retailers and Willies-Corner.com.
The event, which raised more than ,
$130,000 for relief efforts, featured sets 8i
by Nelson, the Joe Ely Band, Spoon, Patti NELSON
Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Dee,
Graham, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, plus a guest ap-
pearance by the .Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines. Proceeds
from the sale of the, CD and DVD will benefit C.A.R.E. and
UNICEF.
In other news, Nelson recently canceled Australian tour
dates after being diagnosed with acute laryngitis.,


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PONCE DE LEON PTO PUBLISHES, COOKBOOK.
Ponce de Leon PTO has collected the best recipes from their
families, faculty and community and compiled them into an
attractive keepsake cookbook. They are very proud to offer
a treasured collection of recipes from so many outstanding
cooks.
The Ponce de Leon PTO Grade A+ Recipes cookbooks are
on sale now at Ponce de Leon Elementary School'for $10.
They may be 'purchased from the school or.can be shipped
for an additional $2 by simply calling (850) 836-4296.
All. proceeds will be used to enhance the educational as
well as physical well being of all of the students at Ponce de
Leon Elementary.
The cookbook contains 500 recipes including appetizers,
main dishes, desserts and many others. Recipes include
contributor's name, enabling readers to find the recipes of
family and friends. For more information, contact Pamela
Price at (850) 836-4296.
A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and Child Maltreatment work-
shop will be held February 24, 2005, at Okaloosa Walton
College DeFuniak Campus-Room 154 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
with one hour lunch break. To register or for more informa-
tion, contact Sylvia Anderson by February 15, 2005, at Shel-
ter House Rural Youth Advocate, PO Box 70, DeFuniak
Springs, FL or call (850) 892-5450. You may also email Ms.
Anderson at sylvia@shelterhousenwfl.org.
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.
Contact the Fitness in Motion Studio at Chautauqua
Health & Wellness Center, 650 Hwy. 331 South, DeFuniak
Springs or call (850) 951-1112.

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.
BENEFIT YARD SALE for the victims of Tsunami- will
be held on March 19 at the Community Center in Mossy
Head from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Donations are needed. All pro-
ceeds will g6to the Red Cross to help the Tsunamiivicitms.
For information or to have a donation picked up, call Mary
Whiddon at 834-5317.

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.


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THE 2005 MADE
SAUNDERS ELEMEN-,
TrY :SCHOOL PAGEANT
w'iIl bi .held-,;r Satu.r'day,'
April 16, at 6:30 .p.n-. |,,
The pageant willbe held in
the Walton Middle School
gymnasium.
Applications were sent,
home on Friday, March 4, the;
deadline for entering the pag-i
eant is Friday, .March 18.
Students need to return their
applications/fees to their
homeroom teacher.
Pageant applications may
also be picked up at the:MSE
school office.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS WOMAN'S CLUB;
is sponsoring a pasta dinner,!
Friday, March 18, 2005, from,
5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Eat in,
or take-out at St. Agatha's!
Episcopal Church Parrishi
Hall, 144 Circle Drive, DeFu-
niak Springs. Salad, pasta
and homemade sauce, bread
and homemade desserts, all
for $5.00. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the door or call 859-'
2187 or 951-1984 for advance
sales. ,

THE PAXTON FARM &
HOME EQUIPMENT AUC-
TION, sponsored by Paxton
Ruritan Club, will be held,
Saturday, March 26, 2005 at,
10 a.m. at Adams park in
Paxton,. Fees are 7 percent.
commission $5 minimum.
Maximum "No sale fees". 1-4
items-$5; 5-10 items-$10; 11"
+ items-$20.
For information call (850),
834-3031.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
BUSINESS AND PROFES-
SIONAL ASSOCIATION;
general meeting will be held
Thursday, March 31, 2005 at,
6 p.m. at the Chautauqua
Building in DeFuniak
Springs. The guest speaker
will Peggy Fowler, Planner,
Community Redevelopment,
Agency in Fort Walton,
Beach. Admission is free and.
open to all business owners,
and the public. Refreshments
will be served.

F L O R I D A
CHAUTUAQUA, INC. is
holding their second annual
gospel talent search on Sat-.;
urday, March 19, 2005, at 7
.m. at the Florida'
Chautauqua Theater, 840
Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL. General admis-
sion is $5 per person. Call
892-9494 for more info







THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARGH 17, 2005


Temporary animal shelter under consideration


By TIANA LARSEN
The Board of County Com-
missioners (BCC) tabled, for
two weeks, a motion to ap-
prove the former D&D Pet
Motel as a temporary loca-
tion for in-county animal
shelter until a new facility is
built on donated land on
Rock Hill Road.
According to Rick Millard,
construction manager for
Walton County, the new fa-
cility is 18 months to two
years away. He estimated the
D&D site could be ready in
60-90 days.
At their Feb. 22 meeting,
the BCC heard a report on
the costs that would be asso-
ciated with leasing the D&D
property.
The costs would consist of
$36,000 annually to lease
D&D, $24,000 for contractual


IMPACT

able to come in and be pro-
cessed very quickly. "Often,
they came in not knowing
what to expect and not ex-
pecting much and went away
relieved and happy to dis-
cover they were eligible for
all kinds of assistance," he
said.
Heesch said FEMA served
2,157 people in Walton
County and approximately


veterinarian services, e
$68,928 for renovations to u
bring the facility up to a us- it
able level, $142,933 in staff- ti
ing costs, $31,413 for equip- m
ment for an additional ani- n
mal control officer, and M
$188,878 in office and kennel
costs. ti
The total first-year costs re
would be $492,152. In the ci
second year, the costs for the w
renovations and the equip- n
ment for the additional of- h
ficer would go away, reducing ft
the annual cost by $100,341.
The cost for utilities is not co
included in these figures. fo
Currently the county is io
paying $263,000 annually for Mv
the contracted animal shel- n
ter located in Chipley. fa
The board was told that w
$121,006 of the office and n
kennel costs would go for




70 percent of those applica- tt
tions dealt with home build- yp
ing repairs. Throughout the a
Panhandle, FEMA aid ac-
counted for over $157 million lo
dollars. The SBA made loans ha
totaling $3.19 million dollars st
to 105 Walton County busi- ho
nesses and individuals. tu
Heesch said the fact that ir
northwest Florida had not bi
suffered the kind of damage si


CRASH. from 1C


numerous crashes have oc-
curred at the two intersec-
tions.
Local residents blame the
design of the intersections
and the high rate of speed of
cars traveling on U.S.98 as
major contributing factors to
the crashes.
When that roadway seg-
ment first opened, the speed
limit was 65 m.p.h. Initial
attempts by citizens and the
county to have the speed
limit lowered arid the inter-
sections equipped with sig-
nals were unsuccessful
After two teenaged girls
died in a crash at the CR-395
intersection last summer, lo-
cal developer Rick Olson of-
fered to contribute $250,000
towards the cost of signals for
the intersection, but D.O.T.
officials declined, saying they
could not accept funds from
private citizens.
Last August Walton
County entered into a part-
nership agreement with DOT
to expedite the placement of
traffic signals at the two in-
tersections. An engineering
firm has contracted with the
county to provide design and
construction on the signals,
but they have not yet been
installed.
In November, after about a


SHOE


year of attempts, the speed
limit was lowered to 55
m.p.h., but the accidents
have continued.
In February, two serious
accidents with injuries on the
same problem section
brought a request for tempo-
rary warning signs from the
county commissioners, after
getting another round of
emails and phone calls from
local residents.
According to Ronnie Bell,
bounty admhinistrator,:DOT
will allow the choiiyio'plice6
yellow warning signs and
flashing lights at the two in-
tersections. The signs may
state either "Intersection
Ahead" or "Congested Area."
Local busitiessman Ed
Berry, who has been a persis-
tent voice for safety at the
intersections, said that he did
not think the temporary
signs the DOT will allow are
adequate, but, "it's a start,
and it will help."
However, these interim
safety measures also require
a permit, and as of press
time, they have not been in-
stalled.
Berry thinks the county
should just go ahead and
place the signs. He spoke to
Bell last November, he said,
and was told at that time
that temporary signs could
be in place within 24 hours.


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the wedge to their collections.
So what's: the appeal?
"Comfort," said Walker.
"The wedge gives you more
support at the arch, and that
makes it more comfortable to
walk in.".
The wedge heel can reach
the height of stiletto.
"This appeals to the
younger, trendy customer,"
said Beth Haworth, an assis-
tant women's shoe buyer for
Off Broadway Shoes, a na-
tional retail chain.
A more modest heel that
also has become a bit of the
designer's pet is the kitten.
The feminine curved heel,
popularized by style icon
Audrey Hepburn, is 11/2 to 2
inches.
If you want to take the low
road, go for a pair of flats.
Ballet styles are in style this
season, and so are flat san-
dals, some with gladiator de-
tails. Other styles for spring
include '70s-style platforms,
girly peep-toes and evening
sandals.
Colors for the shoes in-
clude green, one of the
season's hottest hues, shades
of blue, citrus orange and yel-
low, ubiquitous pink, lovely
lavender, shiny metallics in a
rainbow of colors, and the
spectator duo black and
white.


OWNERS


from 1C


by Walton County also re-
quested a continuance.
Tom Pelham, ,an attorney
representing Intrawest, ob-
jected, calling the proceeding
"beyond strange." "What is
going on here?" he asked,
noting that Intrawest's appli-
cation was filed Oct 15, 2004,
and Florida Statutes require
a hearing within 90 days.
"We are well beyond that,"
Pelham said. However, the
county requested time to re-
view a recent court decision
on a similar case in Bay
County, involving the Bay
Point DRI.
The Bay Point case also
involved a legal question re-
garding whether or not pro-
posed changes were vested
within the DRI or if they
would have to comply with
current comprehensive plan
rules. A similar legal discus-
sion is expected regarding
the proposed Sandestin
changes.
After some heated ex-
changes between the attor-
neys, the planning' commis-
sion opted to continue the
hearing until Tuesday, March
29, at 5 p.m. It will be the
only issue on the agenda that
evening.


equipment that could be re-
sed in the new facility, when
t is finished. "Some substan-
ial portions of the equip-
ient could be moved to the
ew facility," explained
Willard..
The annual lease costs and
he renovation would be non-
ecoverable. The staffing
costs for a temporary facility
would be costs the county is
ot incurring now, but will
ave to pay when the new
facility is ready.
A discussion of the true
costs of a temporary facility
allowed with various opin-
ons. Commissioner Cindy
meadows thought it was too
iuch money for a temporary
facility, and that the funds
would be better used on the
ew shelter.
On the other hand, Com-



oom 1C
hat Ivan caused for many
ears was both a blessing and
curse.
"Because it had been so
ng since northwest Florida
ad suffered a devastating
torm, many of the inland
homes and business struc-
ired had not been brought
ito compliance with newer
building codes that are de-
igned to withstand strong
rinds and rain," said Heesch.
That's why so many inland
omes were completely de-
troyed.
"Coastal communities, like
i south Walton, actually
end to fare better because
aost of those homes have
een built fairly recently and
rere constructed according
) the newer, safer building
odes," he said.
Across the state, FEMA di-
aster aid now stands at $4.4
million dollars and more than
.2 million victims have ap-
lied -for federal and state
assistance.
"The important thing to
memberr" said Heesch, "is
-hat hurricane season starts
gain injust three months.'"




Senior

planner

resigns

y TIANA LARSEN
Tom Blackshear, a long-
ime senior planner for Wal-
on County, has tendered his
resignation.
Blackshear will be leaving
is position to work for a pri-
ate corporation. He will be
working as a planner on en-
roachment issues around
military bases, an opportu-
ity for work he is excited
bout, he said.
Blackshear has worked for
he county on three separate
wcasions totaling about 12
ears. He was on the plan-
ing staff during the adop-
on of the 1996 comprehen-
ive plan, which came out of
xe South Walton Conserva-
on and Development Trust.
he Trust was a unique body
pointed by the state legis-
iture to help bring the
unty into compliance with
rowth management stat-
tes.
Most recently Blackshear's
ssponsibility has been long-
ange planning for the
unty, including small and
trge scale amendments to
ae Future Land Use Map.
"I love this county and its
people, so my decision to
rave has been difficult to
iake" he said in his resigna-
on letter.
Blackshear joins a lengthy
3t of county employees who
ave resigned in recent
eeks. Current job openings
hosted on the county website


iclude 911 dispatcher, beach
activities coordinator, build-
ig inspector, fire manager,
3gal services director, library
erk, maintenance worker,
marketing secretary, opera-
ons manager, paramedic,
permit clerk, planner, plan-
ing and development direc-
ir, public works director,
;aff engineer and welder/
achinist.


missioner Scott Brannon
thought the actual cost would
be worth it. "I don't see a big
difference. We will have to
incur staffing costs down the
road anyway," he said.

Commissioner Ro Cuchens
made a motion to approve
leasing the D&D property. "I
have always been adamant
about bringing the shelter


back into the county," he re-
marked. The motion was sec-
onded by Brannon.

Further discussion of the
costs followed the motion.
Commissioner Ken Pridgen
pointed out that since the
additional funds over and
above the current monies be-
ing paid for the Chipley fa-
cility are not budgeted, the


BCC would need to know
where the money would come
from.
County adrfiinistrator
Ronnie Bell noted that a
lease agreement would also
be needed. Cuchens then
withdrew his motion, and
requested that budgetary in-
formation and a lease agree-
ment be brought back to the
BCC at their next meeting.


EBSCO seeks special purpose district


By DOTTY NIST
A special purpose district
may be created, encompass-
ing approximately 158 acres
west of Seacrest, on the prop-
erty where the Alys Beach
subdivision is being con-
structed by the EBSCO de-
velopment company.
EBSCO has applied to
have the property designated
as the Somerset Community
Development District (CDD.)
The Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will
consider that request at a
March 22 public hearing.
EBSCO originally named
its "new town," now under
construction in south Walton
County, Somerset Beach, but
then changed the name early
last year to honor a matri-
arch of the company owners'
family.
The Alys Beach property
extends both north and south
of CR-30A west of Seacrest
and east of CR-395, fronting
the gulf on the south side.
Shirl Williams, assistant
administrator for Walton
County, explained that a
CDD is similar to a


DILEMAIE

crisis as the reason for per-
sonal bankruptcies.

Three-fourths of those who
filed for bankruptcy because
of medical costs had health
insurance, and the study re-
ports that the middle class
actually suffers most from
the health crisis, accounting.
for 90 percent of all medical
bankruptcies. Drug costs
alone drive many into bank-
ruptcy.
Mezick is too sick to work
and has no insurance. Mezick
Sr. is employed, but also has
no insurance.

The Beach Breeze. met up
with Mezick, whose kidneys
have failed due to his severe
diabetes, shortly after he was
given a prescription for medi-
cine intended to help him
with the side effects of dialy-
sis.
Mezick's body is not taking
well to the dialysis, which he
described as "three hours of
hell." "They don't know why
I am reacting so badly to the
dialysis- everybody else is
fine, and I'm not. The doctors
don't know why. Sometimes
I just feel like giving up,"'
-Mezick said.

After a number of phone
calls to pharmacies, the low-
est price quoted for a 10-day
supply was $1338.00, from a
local Publix, and that is only
one of several medications
Mezick needs. At the time the
Beach Breeze interviewed the
two men, Mezick Sr. had a'
second unfilled prescription
in his pocket. "This one is
over a hundred dollars it
will have to wait," he said.
Mezick's diabetes, which
he has had since he was 10
years old, runs in the family.
Mezick, Sr. has a less severe
form, and Mezick's grand-
mother died from complica-
tions of the disease.

In fact, that is how the fa-
ther and son came to be liv-
ing in Walton County, where
Mezick, Sr. has been a cook
in a long-established south
Walton restaurant for seven
years.
Mezick Sr. has a brother
living in Walton County, and
their mother was visiting
here when she had to have a
leg amputated, due to her
diabetes. When he received
this news, Mezick Sr. quit his
job in Pennsylvania, packed
up his son and his belong-
ings, and moved down here,


homeowners' association in
that it may collect funds and
fees from homeowners in a
subdivision. There are also
similarities, she said, with
municipal service benefit
units (MSBUs.) Anumber of
MSBUs have been estab-
lished in Waltoh County to
provide funding for purposes
such as road and dam repair
in specific neighborhoods,
with those projects being
made possible through spe-
cial taxes paid by property
owners who benefit from the
improvements.
Unlike an MSBU, the
county does not administer a
CDD, Williams said.
A CDD is in itself a local
unit of government autho-
rized by state statute for the
specific purpose of providing
infrastructure in a commu-
nity.
Williams said that infra-
structure can include roads,
parks, recreational and other
facilities that serve the com-.
munity.
A CDD is administered by
its own board of supervisors.
Williams said that the es-




only to find that his mother
had passed away.
He stayed, and found work
cooking. "Around here a lot
of places don't provide insur-
ance," he said.
'Mezick's current dilemma
is this. He needs a kidney
transplant, and he has a rela-
tive who has offered to be
typed and donate a kidney if
the tissue matches, but the
first step, tissue typing, can-
not be done until it can be
paid for.
Meanwhile, Sacred Heart
on the Emerald Coast is pro-
viding dialysis and has as-
sisted Mezick in filing for
Social Security disability and
Medicaid.
Mezick has applied for
these programs twice before,
and been turned down, be-
cause, he says, he was:told he
was "not severe enough."
When he was 18, he applied,
and again in 1995, when he
was starting to have eye
trouble. Now he is blind in
one eye and his kidneys have
failed.
"I honestly believe if they
would have helped him then,
this would not have hap-
pened," said Mezick, Sr.
Burke agreed that it is a
concern for the hospital that
the uninsured may require
more expensive treatment
when they visit an emer-
gency room. "They tend to
wait too long, and they might
not take medications they
can't afford," he said.
This is how people like
Mezick with a complex dis-
ease find themselves in a
downward spiral that makes
compliance with a treatment
regime difficult. Mezick's
testing strips alone cost
about $58 for 12 days, he
says, "If I use them as I am
supposed to."
This is also how Mezick
ends up' getting emergency
room care, but has a problem
with follow-up care and ob-
taining medications. In all
the years he has had diabe-
tes, Mezick never has had a
regular doctor who special-
izes in diabetes, because he
cannot afford the office vis-
its.
"It is a complex, national
problem, and we are talking
on a national scale to try to
come up with a solution,"
Burke continued. "It is put-
ting an increasing strain on
non-profits across the coun-
try," he said,.
"Part of Sacred Heart's
mission is to provide care for


tablishment of the commu-
nity development district
would not affect the county
budget or county taxes.

All funding for infrastruc-
ture improvements under-
takei by the CDD would
come .from owners of lots
within the community devel-
opment district, she ex-
plained.
In addition to county ap-
proval of the CDD, state ap-
proval by a judge would be
required at a subsequent
hearing in order for the CDD
to be established.
Calls to EBSCO for com-
ments on the proposed CDD
were not returned by press
time.
The hearing will be in con-
junction with the March 22
Walton County Board of
County Commissioners regu-
lar meeting at the county
courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs. It is scheduled to
begin at 8:30 a.m.

Contact Dotty Nist
online at dotty@defuniak-
herald. com.


infrom iC

the poor, and- wve provide a
significant amount of charity
care to the community. In the
end we absorb significant
costs because of a lack of in-
surance," Burke explained."
In the last fiscal year, Sa
cred Heart on'the Enierald
Coast provided $1,465,000
worth of charity care.
This figure only includes
people who applied for and
qualified for various charity
programs Sacred Heart hlas
in place. Other bills were
written off by the hospital,
Burke said, because people
could not or did not pay their
bills. "They might not qualify
for our charity guidelines,
but they still cannot pay, for
a variety of reasons," he ex-
plained.
Twenty-one percent of the
people who visited Sacred
Heart's emergency room last
year had no insurance, Burke
said.
A local health care provider
told the Beach Breeze that
there are three big gaps in
the health care system in
Walton County. These are a
free or sliding scale clinic, a
medication program that
provides access to .pharma-
ceuticals, and a dental care
program.
There is a huge need for
medication for diabetes, the
provider said. However, pro-
viding medication is one
thing Sacred Heart cannot
do; they are not licensed to
fill prescriptions for out- pa-
tients.
Mezick Sr. has listed the
family home in Santa Rosa
Beach for sale. He hopes to
relocate north of the bay and
get money for his son's medi-
cal needs. In the meantime,
his realtor, Pamela Hulsey,
found an attorney willing to
donate time for Mezick's le-
gal needs, a citizen who filled
a portion of the expensive
prescription, (on the internet,
shipped from New Zealand at
a lower cost) and a program
the drug manufacturer has
that might provide more of
the medicineat no cost.
But those are just a few of
his needs, and Mezick is un-
fortunately only one of many.
. As he himself said, "It's tough
when you don't know where
to go for help."
Both father and son said
they were willing to share the
personal details of their
struggle in the hopes that
someone else will benefit.
(Hulsey can be reached at
585-6508)


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005

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

Call 892-3232 or 892-7991
VISA/MC Accepted


FOR SALE

FREE GAS WATER HEATER. Good
condition. 892-4398. Ask for Bruce.
tfp 3/17
FREE CEDAR TREE. You cut and
haul. 419-0419. l1tp 3/17
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
STRAW Freshly hand raked. ALSO
mulch hay. ROUGH CUT LUMBER
freshly cut for sale. Call 892-2102.
Leave Message. 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
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
dr (850) 834-4301. tfc 4/11
PERENNIAL/PEANUT HAY for
horses & goats. $5 a bale. 834-
3881.tfc 3/11

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


PETS/SUPPLIES/
SERVICES

FREE TO GOOD HOME: full breed
female black lab 2 years old. Full
breed with papers; male Basset
Hound 1 year old $150.00 (850) 582-
1964. ltp 3/17
HAPPY JACK KENNEL: STRON-
GEST flea and tick protection.
Quicker kill, longer residual. Contains
NO growth regulators! Frank Cash &
Carry 835-4221. 4tc 3/3-3/24
WHITE ENGLISH BULL DOG PUP-
PIES. 8 weeks old $110.00 892-
3086. after 5 pm.
FREE TO GOOD HOME -German
Shepherd mixed puppies born
Thursday before Christmas- Also 2
*left, White American Eskimo. Full
blood. No papers. Call 850-892-3708
or Cell 850-419-0763. ltp 3/17

LIVESTOCK/
SUPPLIES



HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


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Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: Jan. 24th
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Financial Assistance
-Job Placement in your area
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
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WHITE HOG-About 250 lbs. 892-
3180. After 6 pm. ltp 3/17
BABY CHICKS. Various kinds and
sizes. 892-4537. ltp 3/17


RV/CAMPERS

1995 COACHMAN SANTARA.
Class A-1 slide out. Approx. 25,000.
miles. Great Condition. Asking
$38,500. Please call 850-892-2734
or 259-4809. 4tp 3/17-4/7



AUTOS

1997 BLACK JEEP WRANGLER
4x4 75,500 miles, automatic trans-
mission, less than 5 thousands miles
on new tires. $5,500. Call (850) 305-
1355./ 951-1006. 2tp 3/10-3/17
CAN'T GET AUTO FINANCING?
Buy here. Pay here. TP Motors. 892-
7444. tfn 9/2
89 MERCEDES-300SEL. 951-1137
or can be seen at 1 Stop Auto Shop.
tfc. 1/6
1995 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN-
One owner. Looks good, runs good.
Silver $2,000. 859-2210. 2tp 3/17-
3/24

2003 DODGE NEON-$7,995-Call
David Wilson 863-2161. 1tc 3/17

2000 VW BEETLE $9.995-Call
David Wilson 863-2161. ltc 3/17

2001 MAZDA B3000 EXT CAB. -
$11,995. Call David Wilson-863-
2161. tc 3/17

1999 ACURA 3.2 TL-$12,995-Call
David Wilson 863-2161. ltc 3/17

2002 CHEVY CAVALIER-
$7,995.Call David Wilson 863-2161.
1tc 3/17
1998 TOYOTA CAMRY-$8,995. Call
David Wilson 863-2161. ltc 3/17
1998 TOYOTA COROLLA-$9,995.
Call David Wilson 863-2161, ltc 3/
17


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Deck Kits
Available


6'xS
S'x 10'
S'x 12'


8'x 16'
12'x14'
12'.x16'


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


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-
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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 1/27
FOR SALE: 21 FOOT FISHING Boat,
fresh or salt, 70 HP, merc, center con-
sole, canopy, all electric tilt & start with
trailer. $2,400. 858-3050. 1tp 3/17


Why Pay More?
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New ordered to your specs on 1/4
acre lot. $500 dwn-$651 mo. PITI.
(850) 864-4886. tfc: 12/9-19WDS
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$500-$1,000.00 mo. (850) 864-
5517. tfc: 12/9-15WDS
BAD CREDIT? ATTENTION LAND
OWNERS: Prestige Homes will get
you approved for a land/home pack-
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MOBILE HOMES YARD SALES


FOR SALE

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ordered to your specs on 1/2 acre lot.
$500 dwn-$750 mo. PITI. (850) 864-
5517. tfc: 12/9-17WDS


YARD SALE Friday/March 18 &
Sat. March 19. 8 am till ?? 464
Hewett Road -DeFuniak Springs.
Household items, fencing material,
cast iron pans, some antiques and
lots more. 1tp 3/17


GALVALUME GALVANIZED PAINTED

From $995 PER SQUARE

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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


Hwy. 90 East & Norwood Rd.
DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
Bonifay 547-0726
Chipley 638-8183
Self-service Offnice
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit Units are carpeted
5x5 =S20 5x10 = $28
10x10 = $38 10x20 = $68




PORTABLE BUILDINGS


AG BARN KITS
Certified & Engineered
Metal Trusses


* Anv Size Available
Engineered Drawings
SPainted Roofing Available


Panhandle Salvage Lumber Sat. F 8 am. p.m.
405 WEST HWY. 90, BONIFAY, FL (850) 547-9354 www.panhandlesalvage.com


BIG YARD SALE., Lots of stuff! Sat-
urday, March 19. 9:30 am -- 2:30 pm.
52 Harbeson Drive, DFS. 1tp 3/17

GARAGE SALE-Tools, household
items, bedroom set, sewing material,
yarn,& more. Fri & Sat. & Sat. 19..
1177 Ten Lake Dr. 1tp 3/17
GARAGE SALE. Something for ev-
eryone! Household items, fishing
tackle, etc. 8 am noon. 883 Para-
dise Island Dr. 1tp 3/17


* New Installations
* Mound Systems
* Pump Outs


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE: Furni-
ture, toys, household goods, clothes
and much, much more. Saturday,
March 19, 2005.8 am until 1 pm. 45
Lee Street located off Bay
Avenue.ltp 3/17
YARD SALE
Thursday -- Saturday.
7 am until ???
30 S 24th St.
Directly across from Ace's Hardware.
Look for signs. We have trash to
treasures. ltp 3/17


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1ST & 3RD SATURDAY
MISCELLANEOUS AUCTION. MULTI-SELLERS!!! PARTIAL LIST
INCLUDES: SWORD WALKING STICKS, AIR PURIFIER,
WATERFALL ELECTRIC PICTURE. LARGE GEORGE FOREMAN
GRILL, ALUMINUM WINDOWS, CAST IRON POTS, BOSCH
SANDER, NEW JEWELRY BOX W/CLOCK, SUB WOLFER
SPEAKER, 2 SHEETS 1/4" PLYWOOD, NEW LADIES JEANS,
TURKEY POT, KNIVES, SEWING ITEMS, PICTURE FRAMES,
SADDLES, SADDLE' BLANKETS, HALTERS, METAL BASKETS,
KITCHEN TABLE W/2 CHAIRS, WALL SHELVES, SMALL CD
CABINET. BUNN COFFEE MAKER. ASSERTED KITCHEN ITEMS,
SEAT COVER MATERIAL,-THROW"'RUGS', SUNGtA ,E S, TAPES,.
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Call 892-3612


A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.
2012 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs. Florida
+ NEW FACILITY +
+ AFFORDABLE PRICING +
+ AVAILABLE: 5'x10', 10'xl0', 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! ,--


ertving NWFlorida & South Alabama since 1983


FFWLI*


FactaIyJ Direct 7ric&s
'Ea sy Taaynments
(850)836-4545
or 836-4455
Hwy 90
Ponce de Leon, FL
(Next To Hall's Hardware)


State Certified, Licensed & Insured
25 Years Experience
CALL







DAY or NIGHT

fax 682-9679







THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


MOVING SALE-Furniture, W/D,
dishes, & misc. Saturday, 7 am 11
am. 858 Bay Avenue. DFS. 1tp 3/17
YARD SALE-Sat. / 19th 7 am till!
Yard equipment, tools, furniture,
clothing, misc. Everything must go!.
245 Square Rd. DFS, 1tp 3/17
RED TAG SALE- Florida Antique
Mall is overstocked and must sell off
stock to maker room for new items.
All tagged items 30%--70% off. Save
on furniture, glassware, primitives,
art, linens,jewelry, and more. Across
from Regions Bank, Hwy 90. Open
Monday -Saturday. 10 am- 5 pm. 2tc
3/17-3/14
YARD SALE-MARCH 19 Sat. 7:30
am until ?? 85 Royal Dr. (1 block E
Twin Lake Supperette) Lots of
children's items, toys, clothes, Nice.
1tc 3/17


ARE YOU CLEANING OUT A
SHED OR BARN, moving or just
getting rid of stuff? We buy every-
thing from a cast iron skillet to the
front porch swing, one piece or
house full. Call Red Holland at Red's
Rusty Rooster. 1-850-763-1300. 3/
10-4/28


WANTED

JAZZ, SWING MUSICIANS-Fri &
Sat. nights at the all new and excit-
ing Club Zoots in Hotel DeFuniak.
Call 892-4383. tfc 3/3


LOTS FOR RENT

MOBILE HOME/RV LOTS for rent.
Monthly/weekly, Call 892-2157. ltp
3/17


WANTED TO BUY


FOR RENT


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.





* WATERFRONT! 40 Acres w/ 1320 Feetl n the
Beautiful Choctawhatchee River located in pristine
State Forest, 134 RV Campsites, plus % ith recreailn
lodge, Can be subdivision $2,080,01)(0
* COMMERCIAL! 9.5 Acres/175 Ft. Fronige
on Hwy 331- Can be subdivision -
Up to 10 Units per acre $1,550,0001
* GULF FRONT! Only 10% Down Pre-Conirruciion
Condos, Panama City Beach, Majestic Beach T.,',.eirs,
975 SF $472,875, Shores of Panama 911 SF $40.000
CONTACT-.Gail Powell Broker-- :
Ph: 850-622-0975 Ph2: 850-830-3722


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 3/17
COMPLETELY FURNISHED APT.
892-7424. ltc 3/1.7


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
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
FOR RENT 3BR/1BA Older Home,
City limits DeFuniak Springs. $630
mo. Call Judi with Iron Horse Realty.
951-1951 or 850-258-4667. (Peter).
ltp 3/17


KING LAKE REALTY, INC.
43 LAIRD ROAD
CRESTVIEW, FL 32539

10 to 20 Acre Tracts in the DeFuniak Springs Area
From $650 down & $650 mo.
7.64 Acres in Mossy Head............................ $75,000
$750 down & $750 mo.
10 Acres with Creek in Mossy Head..........$100,000
$10,000 down & $1,000 mo.

(Other properties available all Owner Financed!),

Call today for information!

Call Bonita Vereen for details
(850) 892-2103 OR (800) 741-5253
-" Open MoIn.Fri.-9a&r.m. un-til-5,p.m,.
Sat. By Appointment


Rock Solid in


Real


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A FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE COMPANY,
BUYING? SELLING?
WHATEVER YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS
LET US WORK FOR YOU!


Tom
Hecker
830-1851


Michelle
Roof
415-0183


John
Weeks
585-2019


Laura
Spence McNew
585-3481


"Duane
Timmons
865-2500


1614 U.S. Hwy. 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433


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CLOSE TO THE LAKEYARD
(R-1040) This charming 3 BR/2 BA Florida cottage
i, less than 3 blocks from Lake DeFuniak.
Great Potential...
$229,000







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$137i000


5 ACRES
(R-1032) 4 BR/2 BA home located in North Walton
County. This 2000 plus sq. ft. home sits on 5 cleared
acres. Property also sits on a shared pond.
Needs some work...
$150,000














BAYVIEW/BAY ACCESS
(A-1003)
Beautifully maintained -2 acre
parcel with huge oaks, amazing bay view and
deeded bay access. This large estate size
property would make a grand home site or has
great development potential.
Price Reduced to...
$550,000


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DEFUNIAK COUNTRY CLUB
(L-1042) 4 BR/3'/2 BA custom built brick home with
2479 sq. ft. Spacious open rooms, fireplace,
sunroom overlooking 6th fairway.
$310,000




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$299,500


Prudential

Memfield & Pilcher

Realty


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


Sally R. Merrifield, Broker
850-865-0640


Ashleigh Murray
850-685-7822


Terry J. Pilcher
850-865-2541


Christa Merrifield-Mitchell
850-978-2973


Debbie Jones
850-865-2541


Jack Cole
850-585-6707


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Celebration Homes


JUDI KING
SALES ASSOCIATE
Judi King has been a
Florida resident since .. .
first moving to the
Panhandle 25 years
ago. Judi was .
delighted to discover
the "down-home"
Hospitality in '
Northwest Florida is
much like that of her E L"... :.:.
native East
Tennessee.
Peter, Judi's husband and assistant, enjoys the easy
going nature of folks in the Panhandle as well as the
much warmer, friendlier weather than where he'grew up
in his native Portsmouth England.
Judi, a licensed Florida Realtor since early 2003,
enjoys the challenge of achieving the best possible
results in bringing "people" together with "places" in the
world of Real Estate. Judi's' motto is "Quality Customer
Service with a Smile". She and Peter both enjoyed peo-
ple...and look forward to continuing to make friends in
North Walton County. ""
1147 HWY. 90 W. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
2-3,,,,,, 8 5 0,95 1T 2 7 0 3 -*i'L .,'i ;I


Dawne Miller
850-225-7710






THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


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

FOR RENT-1,400 sq. ft. house in
Portland. Large country lot. Very nice.
No pets. No smoking. $900 month.
951-0226/685-1881. ltp 3/17

PROPERTY FOR RENT
Lakefront-Lake Juniper, DeFuniak
Springs, Attractive cottage on the
Lake, 2 Bdrm/2Ba. Family room, den,
large kitchen, Stainless steel fridge,
screened porch, boat dock, Electric
Boat lift, Dead end Street. No pets.
$975 month plus deposit. 4tc 3/3-3/
24-38wds

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.
Exercise 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/
3-31wds


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
----aitable --

Southern Homes, Inc.
42 LairdRd.,
Hwy. 90o,
Mossy Head, FL.
(850) 892-2232


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. 90o,
Mossy Head, FL.
(850) 892-2232


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/

HOME FOR RENT in Freeport.
$750 month & $750 deposit. Refer-
ences & credit check required. Call
835-2350. 2tp 3/17-3/24

STORAGE BUILDING
FOR RENT

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


REAL ESTATE
WANTED

WE BUY
HOUSES & LAND &
MOBILE HOMES &
APARTMENTS
$$$ CASH $$$
Will help with foreclosure
1-800-735-5092
tfc 3/17-5/7


REAL ESTATE


House for sale-3BD/1.5 BATH
BRICK, new roof, new carpet & tile.
234 Bob McCaskill Rd.
DFS.$125,000. 892-5302. 4tp 3/17-


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. tfc


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


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

LEASE TO OPTION TO BUY: 2 bed-
room House, 540 Van Buren Avenue.
$600/month.with $5,000 down. 892-
2284. tfc 3/17.


LOTSFOR AL





Oakwood Hill


3 AC in Black Creek, can be divided...........$325,000
6 AC in Black Creek..............$400,000 Pending!
Over 5 AC in Pt. Washington...........$1,200,000 Pending!
Lot in SeaCrest, Great Investment,w/no build out.......$549,000.
Lot in Bay Harbor .......$169,000 Call for details
13 Acres on CR3280 near Bruce......$1,600,000
* 2700 Sq. Ft. Home on Black Creek w/ Appx. 4.5 Acres ......$700,000


Contact: Tim Yandell at
Mobile (850) 865-0250
Office (850) 231-5454
Agent Home (850) 23 1-3696
tyandell @ direcway.co m


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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


1 BUY HOUSES,
Lot$ and Acreage.
No HASSLES. Quick closing$
Call now 892-2284.
tfc 3/10
FOR SALE: 38 ACRE FARM, small
pond, on County Road, near Paxton,
North, Walton County, FL. $4,000 per
acre. Call Max McKee Realty. 1-850-
834-2847. 1tp 3/17

LAND FOR SALE-Approximately 38
acres located in Glendale area. All
with 15 years old planted pines. 20
acres with 5 years remaining with
CRP. If seriously interested call 859-
2520. -price is $225,000. May leave
message. 3tp-3/17-3/31



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


Bay Harbour
Waterfront lots:
Lot 7 $750,000 owner/agent
Lot 32 $750,000 Pending
George Ellis Point,
Freeport
145' on the Bayou with dock
and boat lift. $749,900
Juniper Lake Estates
Spacious 4 BR/3 BA
triplewide home, sits on
four lots. Total of 3.7 acres
w/i lot on water. $199,900oo
Waterbiew Cove
3B/2Ba home features open,
split bedroom floor plan,
great room w/fireplace,
eat-in kitchen. Inground
gunit swimming pool.
$344,900
Santa Rosa Beach
Walk to Ed Walline Park
A very desirable area
3/3 $445,ooo
Santa Rosa Beach
Spacious 3B/2BA home,
custom windows overlooking
serene lake. Truly unique
with a picturesque setting.
$299,900.



'PP(850) 835-4E53

(850) 835-4153


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.

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


Call Cindy Cook

1-850-428-3311 or 267-2747
COASTAL LIVING REALTY


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*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
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*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...............$90,000Pending!
*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....$112,000
*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................$89,900
*10 Acres in the Bay Loop area of Freeport MLS # 376334....$1,350,000
*.68 Acre on the 17th Hole in WindSwept Estates, the property is
cleared and ready for building MLS# 375215........................ $225,000
*A.1qua Creek 95l i *ain the V. ji-r as.k t.- C' e C.145..i..
*\\jaterfr,:.nr Lot in lM ri.ni.,a Ba,e S D OML$S L .0P.4- .55,i .'"'
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-.88 of An Acre, Nice Lot In
LaGrange Shores, Waterfront
Community. Underground Uulhties
"MLS# 369853
.... ... .... ......... $i98,900


*1/2 + Acre on the Choctawhatchee
River ~ Ah our owuw
Pnvatc beach MNLS#380382
......... ...........$200.u00


BUYING? SELLING?
In Freeport Call:
Tonja Bonds. Vickie Beard
LindaWasiuta
Beverl\ Johnson
Michael Hatfield
Jamie Landieneau
850-835-1331
In DeFuniak Call:
Li,,a Rubv
John Danilo%
850-951-2130


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


CONCRETE WORK-Driveways,
i 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, plots, flower
beds. 850-859-1093. 4tp 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

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

BEST WESTERN
Help wanted: PART TIME BAR-
TENDER at Best Western. Position
suitable for retiree. Apply at front
desk. Hwy 331 S. DeFuniak Springs.
tFUtfc 3/17

CHAUTAUQUA WINERY now ac-
ceptingn ac.p:a:cns for part time em-
ployment. Must be 21 and able to
work weekends. Applications and
resume's accepted Mon-Fri. No
phone calls. Drug free work place.
tfc 3/17

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

BAKER/DECORATOR
for Crestview Bakery. Only serious
dependable need to apply, 683-8811.
Tues-Sat. 2tc 3.17-3/24

COSMETOLOGISTS needed for
busy salon on CR30A in Seagrove
Beach. Commission or hourly, Full-
time Monday through Friday. Call
(day) 850-231-2771 or evenings 850-
233-4360 Ask for Shirley. 3tp 3/17-
3/21
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BOOKKEEPER WANTED
Quicken Booksexperience
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 3/1q-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
mrnlti-line phone, operate fax and typ-
in. 892-2934.1 tc 3/17
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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-
Stunities also available. Apply at 9646
Hwy 20 W or call Lauren @ 835-
6822.. tfc 3/2 87 wds

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

IMMEDIATE OPENING for offie as-
sistant in Grayton Beach, Computer
experience necessary. Knowledge in
PeachTree a plus. Fax resume to
231-4074. lto 3/17

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

CHAUTAUQUA REHABILITATION
and Nursing Center is now hiring a
part time beautician. Must be work-
ing in Licensed Salon and have a
valid Florida License. Will be needed
1 to 2 days per week. Apply in per-
son at 785 South 2nd Street, DFS.
2tc 3/17-3/24


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

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

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
you're looking for a good paying ca-
reer please call 850-951-2332/850-
685-1388. 4tc 3/10-3/3143wds

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

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. tfn1/2 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






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


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

CARPENTER'S HELPER needed to
learn Cabinet Installation. $10-$12
DOE. Destin to Panama City Beach.
850-259-8281. 3tp 3/17-3/31

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

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 3/10-3/31-31WDS


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

SATELLITE OFFICE CLERK
The Walton County Clerk's Office has
an opening for a Satellite Office Clerk
to work out of our Coastal Annex in
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Requires
a high school diploma or equivalent,
and at least.three years experience
in secretarial or clerical work; expe-
rience with the Clerk's Office pre-
ferred. General working knowledge
of assigned areas (traffic, recording,
domestic relations, small claims,
- marriage license, passports, etc.)
Must be computer literate and able
to operate all standard business ma-
chines including a typewriter, calcu-
lator, copier and FAX. Must be cus-
tomer oriented and able to type at
least 35 correct words per minute.
Physical demands: require walking,
standing, or sitting for extended pe-
riods of time and ability to lift 30 lbs.
Applications accepted Monday-Fri-
day from 8 am 4:30: pm. Deadline-
Thursday, March 24, 2005. County"
application required.-
(www.co.walton.fl.us) "Jobs". Mail to:
Human Resource Manager, Walton
County Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435; or fax
(850) 892-8711. EOE & Drug Free
Workplace. ltc 3/17


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


SEASIDE
Positions are open in our unique and friendly beach town! We
employ smiling faces, hospitality attitudes, and fun-loving team
members who enjoy serving our guests!
Better-than-the-rest wages and benefits for:



















Apply in person to Human Resources, located 3 miles east of
Seaside on Hwy. 30-A, cross Eastern Lake, turn left on Buds
Lane just past Lakewood.
Dru -Free Work lace/EOE. www.seasidefl.com


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

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

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.
For a solid new career, call Today 1 -
888-280-5309. 5tc 3/3-3/31


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL
DISTRICT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2004-CA-000234
MICHAEL THOMAS and
JAMES ARNETT,


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
County, 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 before March
28, 2005 and file the original with


FLOORING

INSTALLERS NEEDED
Now hiring.
See Joe or Scott at
EVANS CARPET CITY
24 S. 9th St., DeFuniak Springs, FL
Phone 892-0839
4tc: 3-17.24.31:4-7


HEALTHMARK REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
4413 US Hwv 331 S
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 951-4507.

REGISTRATION CLERKS-Part time positions


for evenings and weekends.
Apply in person or fax resune to
EOE drug free workplace.


850-892-7079.


Perdue Farms, Inc. Feed Mill
DeFuniak Springs, FL

Two positions open:
Feed Mill Maintenance full time, day shift, M-F.
Good benefit pkg. Industrial maint. exp. preferred.
Salary commensurate w/exp.

Feed Mill Load Out Operator full time, evening
shift 4p-2:30a, M-F. Good benefit pkg. Computer exp.
needed. Good reading, math and communication
skills needed.

Apply at Jobs Plus, 171 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak


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.
MARTHA INGLE
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
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE,



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USA
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Now Hiring CLA& B CDL
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Drivers. Excellent Wages
and Benefits.
USA is an EOE.
Call 850-785-1934.
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or 267-3342


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Interviews for qualified candidates
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


TO: Diana L. Wakelyn
115 Wakelyn Drive
DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433

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,
103 1-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
SFQ_ TAXDED ......

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 LOT39
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 li:00A.M.

Dated this 1th day of Febru-
mary. 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 ofNEcor 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 $3,370.1

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 U: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 A POR-
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.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida

By: Louise Pippin
Deputy Clerk

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

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Please be advised that the Walton
County Board, of Qqmissian.e.
will bold 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) 8Q2-8155.

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 HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Recreation
Board will hold their regular
monthly meeting on March 21,
2005, 6:00 p.m. at the Freeport
City Hall, located in Freeport,
Florida. The following items are
scheduled to be heard:

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


In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any
agency or authorityof any county,
municipal corporation, or other po-
litical subdivision, which has sched-
uled a meeting at which official acts
are to be taken receives, at least 48
hours prior to the meeting, a writ-
ten request by a physically handi-
capped person to attend the meet-
ing, directed to the chairperson or
director 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 pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: March 10, 17, 2005 #379D


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#141-6

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

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

LOCATION:
Freeport High School

POSITION:
Music/ Band Teacher

2tc: March 10, 17, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIR
IN AND FOR WALTON CO
FLORIDA

Case No.: 05DROO

Susan Michelle Sweeney,
Petitioner

and

Clarence Dwain Sweeney,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
DISSOLUTION OF MAR]


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District
e ,filled
or new

applying
contact:
Phone


g appli-


#381D

T OF
RCUIT,
UNTY,


0068








FOR
RIAGE


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 Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in this
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


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-
vision, the address of which is P. 0.
Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-


ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice has been.
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
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

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

James C. Barth, Esquire
Florida Bar ID No. 0543977
30 South Shore Drive
Destin, Florida 32550
(850) 654-9099

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

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 Blk 6 Orange Crest.

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

Name in which assessed:
DANNY JENKINS

- .Said,,property.hbeing-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. 24f61
Year of Issuance May 28. 1998

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

Parcel ID No. 24-2S-21-42810-000-
OOAO 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


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

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

CASE NO. 05-CP-000029

IN RE: ESTATE OF:

WILLIAM WATTERS,

Deceased.


/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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-
ton County Courthouse, 571 High-
way 90-East, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representa-
tive and of the Personal Representa-
tive's' attorney are set forth below.

All persons having claims
against this estate who are served
a copy of thisnotice, are required to
file with this Court such objection
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-
sonal Representative nor any ben-
eficiary of the Estate shall be liable
for any claim or cause, of action
against Decedent not filed with this
Court within two (2) years of
Decedent's death on October 26,
2004.

Persons having claims against
the estate who are not known to the
Personal Representative and whose
names and addresses are not rea-
sonable ascertainable must file all
claims against the estate within
three (3) months after,the date of
the first publication of this notice

ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

Personal Representative:
ALBERTINE WATTERS
927 Squirrel Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

The date of first publication of
this notice is March 10, 2005.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/
MICHAEL A. JONES, ESQ.
POST OFFICE BOX 947
NICEVILLE, FL 32588-0947
(850) 729-7440
Florida Bar No. 332471
Attorney for Personal
Representative

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 items
are scheduled for this meeting:

Carson Oaks
Type: 69-lot single family subdivi-
sion
Location: On the west side of Mack
Bayou Road, between Jo Katherine
Lane and Nancy Claire Lane in Sec-
tion 24, Township 2 South, Range
21 West, Walton County, Florida.

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 Developmept
Type: 10-lot single family subdivi-
sion
Location: South side of County Road
30-A in Section 19, Township 3
South, Range 18 West, Walton
County, Florida.

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 Statues, 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.

2tc: March 10, 17, 2005 #395D,


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

FILE NO. 05CP000024

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
WILLIAM L. THOMPSON,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate f.
of William L. Thompson,.deceased,
whose date of death was November
20, 2004, File Number 05 CP,
0000:24. is pending in the Circuit,;
Court for Walton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of,
which is Walton County Courthouse,.
571 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak:
Springs, Florida 32433. The names&,
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentatives and the personal
representa-tive's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and,
other persons having claims or, de-
mands against the decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice,has
been served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER:
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR'
30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME 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 must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED"
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of the first, publication;.
or thj- nor, c e February 17, 2Q05.,rr

Attorney for Personal Representa-,
tive:

Byron E. Cotton
Cotton, Gates & Cotton
Three Plew Avenue
Shalimar, Florida 32579
Florida Bar No.: 0695521
(850) 651-9900

Personal Representative:

Patricia A. Thompson
921 Lawton Court
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

2tp: March 17,24,2005 #R314D

REQUEST FOR INFORMA-
TION (RFI) BY THE NORTH-
WEST FLORIDAAREA
AGENCY ON AGING, INC,
3300 N. PACE BLVD, STE. #200
PENSACOLA. FLORIDA 32505

I. Statement of Purpose: By dis-.
tribution of this RFI, the Northwest,-
Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.,,
solicits from qualified parties letters
of interest in applying for lead,
agency status in three of the four'
Community Care Service Areas,"
(CCSAs) in Florida's Planning and
Service Area I. A CCSA is a stand-
alone service area defined by county
boundaries (Escambia, Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa and Walton). Lead agen-
cies provide case management of
state/federal programs to eligible
consumers aged 60 and above and
perform associated coordinating
functions in its designated CCSA.
Escambia, Okaloosa and Walton
Counties are involved in this
RFI process.

II. Qualifications of potential':
bidders: A responding agency,
must be incorporated as either a for-
profit or a not-for-profit business in
the State of Florida; have an annual
audit exhibiting sound financial con-
ditions; employ an adequate num-
ber of case managers to serve con-
sumers at one-to-70 ratio.or have a
plan to acquire staff; and have pre-
vious experience with case manage-
ment (either medical or social work
models). A history of successful in-
teraction with state or federal agen-
cies is preferred but not required. A
ten percent match, cash or in-kind,
of state/federal dollars is required of
the contracting agencies.

III. Contract period for lead
agency designation is three years,
July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2008.

IV. Funding sources for this pro-
gram include the State of Florida
General Revenue fund, Medicaid,
and local contributions. Project con-
tinuity is contingent upon allocation'
of funds by the Florida Legislature
and the U. S. Congress.

V. Time Limit for RFI: Monde.:.
March 28, 2005. An agency's fail-'
ure to reply in writing on or before
this date shall constitute a "not in-
terested" response.

VI. Contact Person: Dorothy
Peoples, Executive Director,








THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Northwest Florida Area Agency on
Ag, Inc., 3300 N. Pace Blvd., Ste.
#20' Pensacola, FL 32505

V1,. disclaimer: The area agency
d s not intend to award a contract
on the basis of this request for
information. It will not pay for the
solicited information or for any re-
lated expenses incurred by respon-
dents.

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005 #396D

MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that the
WALTON COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS will hold a
Special Meeting on March 22, 2005
at 1:00 PM to discuss the Jail
Project. This meeting will be held at
the Walton County Courthouse lo-
cated at 571 US Highway 90, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida.

Please be governed accordingly.

By: Dede Hinote
Walton County Administration

ltc: March 17, 2005 #397D

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING

Jenkins, Stanford, & Associates,
Inc., Engineer/Agent is proposing to
develop Grande Pointe West. It will
consist of 24 single family lots on ap-
proximately 4 acres located off
North Lakeshore Drive in Walton
County.

A Community Meeting has been
scheduled for Wednesday, March
30th at 5:30pm at the Inlet Beach
Fire Department located at 117
North Wall Street in Inlet Beach,
Florida.

The purpose of the meeting is to so-
licit and consider input from adja-
cent property owners within 300ft
of the. proposed project site. The
property has a land use designation
of NPA/Infill (Parcel ID # for the site
is 36-3S-18-16100-000-1060).

If you have questions regarding this
proposal call Jenkins, Stanford &
Associates, Inc. at 850-837-3330.

ltc: March 17, 2005 #398D


NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEET

Jenkins, Stanford, & Asso
Inc., Engineer/Agent is propi
develop Grande Pointe Est
will consist of 11 single fam
on approximately 2.5 acres
off Walton Palm Road in
County.

A Community Meeting ha
scheduled for Wednesday,
30th at 6:30pm at the Inlel
Fire Department located
North Wall Street in Inlet
Florida. -.. =... s.. .

The purpose of the meeting
licit and consider input fror
cent property owners with
of the proposed project sit
property has a land use desij
of NPA/Infill (Parcel ID # for
is 36-3S-18-16100-000-0350

If you have questions regard
proposal call Jenkins, Stan
Associates, Inc. at 850-837-3

ltc: March 17, 2005

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEET

Jenkins, Stanford, &Associat
are proposing a 47 Lot subd
on approximately 6.25 acres
ton Palm Road in Inlet Beac
in Walton County.

A Community Meeting ha
scheduled for Tuesday, Mar
at 6:00pm at the Inlet Bea
Department located at 117
Wall St. in Inlet Beach.

The purpose of the meeting
licit and consider input froi
i cent property owners with:
of the proposed project site.

If you have questions regard:
proposal call Jenkins, Stan
Associates, Inc. at 850-837-3

ltc: March 17, 2005

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEET

Jenkins, Stanford, &Associat
are proposing a 8 Lot subdivi
approximately 1.03 acres off
Palm Road in Inlet Beach
Walton County.

A Community Meeting ha
scheduled for Tuesday, Marc
at 5:30pm at the Inlet Bea
Department located at 117
Wall St. in Inlet Beach.

The purpose of the meeting:
licit and consider input front
cent property owners with
of the proposed prujeic, site.

If you h"-.-..- 1 je-t.n.,o3 regard
proposal call Jenkins, Stan
Associates, Inc. at 850-837-;

ltc: March 17, 2005

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEET

Jenkins. Stanford &Associat
agent for RedfishDevelopme
i. propoing a 24-lot, single
subdivision on approxima
acres ,otf East Hewett Road
ton County,

A Community Meeting ha
scheduledd for Tuesday, Mar
at 5 30pm at the Tourist D
ment Council Building, 25
H% y 33 IS, located on the, c
Hwv .3.31 South and Hwy
Santa Rosa Beach, FL. (8!
1216 1


NG

ociates,
losing to
ates. It
oily lots
located
Walton


is been
March
t Beach
.4- 117


The purpose of the meeting i
licit and consider input fror
cent property owners within
of the proposed project site
parcel ID # for the site is 19
33000-003-0000 Lot 14 and
land use designation of NPA

If you have questions regard
proposal call Jenkins, Stan
Associates, Inc. at 850-837-3

1tc: March 17, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#95-10

The Walton County School I
has a vacancy that may bi
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in ap
for this position, please ci
Zane Sunday. Director of Per
850-892-1100. ext 1312.

The deadline for accepting
cations is March 25. 2005.

LOCATION:
District Office: Exceptional S
Education

POSITION:
Temporary Trainee ESE Coc
tor

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005


is to so- claims with this court WITHIN 3
m adja- MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
n 300ft THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
e. The THIS NOTICE.
-2S-20- ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
has a WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
/Infill. NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ng this ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
ford & (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
3330. DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
#402D The date of the first publication
of this notice is March 17, 2005.
r Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

Angus G. Andrews
District The Professional Building
e filled 694 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 1,
or new Post Office Box 705
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
applying Telephone: (805) 892-5838
contact: Facsimile: (805) 892-5837 -
sonnel. Florida Bar Number 0001925


g appli- Personal Representative:

Andrew Dahl, Jr.
401 Garrison Drive
student Kings Mountain, NC 28086


ordina-


#403D


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#91-11

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:
Zane Sunday, Director of Personnel,
Telephone (850) 892-1100.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is March 25, 2005.

LOCATION:
District Office

POSITION:
Temporary Trainee Director of Per-
sonnel


2tc: March 17, 24, 2005


#404D


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforce-
ment Board has been cancelled for
March 24, *2005, The meeting was
originally scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at
the South Walton Courthouse
Annex located at 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459. The cancellation i$
due to no Cases or Case Updates to
be heard.


Beach, In accordance with Section 286.26,
.:" Florida Statutes, .whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
is to so- agency or authority, or of any agency
m adja- or authority of any county, munici-
n 300ft pal corporation, or other political
te. The subdivision, which has scheduled a
nation meeting at which official acts are
the site to be taken receives, at least 48
). hours prior to the meeting, a writ-
ten request by a physically handi-
ing this capped person to attend the meet-
iford & ing,. directed. to the chairperson or
3330. director of such board, commission,
agency, or authority, such chairper-
#399D son or director shall provide a
manner by which such person may
attend the meeting at its scheduled
NG site or reschedule the meeting to a
site which would be accessible to
tes, Inc. such person.
division
offWal- In accordance with Section
ch area 286.0105, Florida Statutes, all per-
sons are advised that, if a person
decides to appeal any decision made
is been by the board, agency or commission
ch 29th with respect to any matter consid-
ch Fire ered at such meeting or hearing, he
North or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
is to so- verbatim record of the proceedings
m adja- is made, which record includes the
n 300ft testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

ing this Please be advised accordingly.


ford &
3330.


2tc: March 17, 24, 2005


#405D


#400D IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
NG WALTON COUNTY

tes, Inc. PROBATE DIVISION
vision on
Walton Case Number: 05CP000019
area in
IN RE: ESTATE OF

as been PATRICIA ANNE DAHL a/k/a
ch 29th PATRICIA DAHL,
ch Fire" Deceased.
SNorth
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

is to so- The administration of the estate
m adja- of Patricia Anne Dahl, deceased,
n 300ft whose date of death was November
1, 2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 474-16-8628, is pending
ing this in the Circuit Court for Walton
ford & County, Florida, Probate Division,
3330. the address of which is Walton
County Courthouse, 571 U.S. Hwy.
#401D 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
NG Personal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
es, Inc., All creditors of the decedent and
nt, LLC other persons having claims or de-
family mands against the decedent's estate
tely 10 on whom a copy of this notice is re-
in Wal- quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF'3 MONTHS AFTER
is been THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
ch 29th LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
)evelop- 30 DAYS AFTER THE. DATE OF
777 US SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
corner of NOTICE ON THEM. '
98E in All other creditors of the dece-
50-267- dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their


2tc: March 17, 24, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
WALTON COUNTY, FLOI

PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 05-CP-00002

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

JENNIFER LEIGH,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT

The administration of the
of JENNIFER LEIGH, dec
whose date of death was N(
BER 3, 2004; is pending in t
cuit Court for Walton C
Florida, Probate Division, Fil
ber 05-CP-000025; the add
which is P. 0. BOX 1260, :
NIAK SPRINGS, FL 32435.

The names and address
personal representative and t
sonal representative's attor
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedE
other persons, who have cla
demands against decedent's
including un-matured, contin
unliquidated claims, and wh
been served a copy of this
must file their claims with th
WITHIN THE LATER OF T
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATI
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE 0
VICE OF A COPY OF' TH:
TICE ON THEM. All other
tors.of.the.decedent and oth
sons who have claims' :or.:de
against the decedent's esta
cluding un-matured, contain
unliquidated claims, must fi
claims with this court W
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTE
DATE OF THE FIRST PU]
TION OF THIS NOTICE
CLAIMS NOT SO FILED W
FOREVER BARRED. NOT
STANDING THE TIME PE
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY (
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

FIRST DATE OF PUB
TION OF THIS NOTI(
MARCH 17, 2005.

Personal Representative:

Ms. Paige Mays,
133 Oakridge Road
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Attorney for Personal Repre
tive:

Dana E. Quigley, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 810541
Pleat & Perry, PA.
4477 Legendary Drive, Ste.
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 650-0599

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005


And on the 19TH day of APRIL,
2005, at the front entrance to the
Walton County Sheriff's Office in
the City of DeFuniak Springs, Wal-
ton County, FL, at the hour of 11:00
am or as soon as possible thereaf-
ter, I will offer for sale all of the said
defendant's, JESSIE A DANLEY.
right, title and interest in aforesaid
property at public outcry and will
sell the same, subject to all prior
liens, encumbrances and judgments,
if any, to the highest and best bid-'
der or bidders for CASH, the pro-
ceeds to be applied as far as may be
to the payment of costs and the sat-
isfaction of the above described ex-
ecution.

./s/
Ralph Johnson, Sheriff
Of Walton County, Florida

'#408D
4tc: March 17, 24, 31 &April 7, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

Probate Division

File No.: 05CP000021


#406D IN RE: ESTATE OF

P FOR DONALD MOORE SKINNER, JR.,
RIDA
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
.5
The administration of the estate
of DONALD MOORE SKINNER,
JR., deceased, File Number 05CP-
000021, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida,
;. probate division, the address 'of
which is P.O. Box 1260, DeFuniak
IRS Springs, Florida 32435. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
Estate resentative and the personal
ceased, representative's attorney are set
OVEM- forth below.
he Cir-
ounty, All creditors of the decedent and
e Num- other persons having claims or de-
ress of mands against decedent's estate on
DEFU- whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file .th6ir claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
s pf the 3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF TIME
the per- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
,ey are THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
ent and THEM.
aims or
estate, All other creditors of the dece-
igentor dent and other persons having
ho:have claims or demands against
notice, decedent's estate muist'file their
is!court claims with this court WITHIN 3
THREEE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
DATE THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ION OF THIS NOTICE.
rY (30)
F SER- ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
IS NO- WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
r credi-
aer .per- NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
demands PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,'
ate, in- ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
gent or YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
iletheir DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
WITHIN IS BARRED.
:R;THE
BLICA- The date of the first publication
ALL of this Notice is March 17, 2005.
ILL BE
WITH- /s/
RIODS Kevin M. Helmich
CLAIM Florida Bar No.: 0986402
MORE P.O. Box 5499
DATE Destin, FL 32540
Telephone: (850) 650-4747
Attorney for Personal Representa-
3L'ICA- tive
CE IS
Personal Representative:

Mari-Helen Skinner
1211 Deerwood Drive
Sandestin, FL 32550

32433 2tc: March 17, 24, 2005 #409D


3senta-




202



#407D


NOTICE OF
SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That pursuant to a Writ of Execu-
tion issued in the .COUNTY Court
of WALTON County, Florida, on the
7th day of December. 1990. In the
cause wherein BARNETT BANK
OF NORTHWEST FL/PALM
COAST RECOVERY, ;was
plaintiffs) and JESSIE ADANLEY,
was defendantss, being Case No.
90381SP in said Court.

I, RALPH JOHNSON, as Sher-
iff of WALTON County, Florida,
have levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the defendant,
JESSIE A DANLEY, in and to the
following described property, td-wit:

THE UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTER-
EST OF THE SOUTH 132' OF THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION
COMMENCING AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWN-
SHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 22
MINUTES 28 SECONDS WEST,
350.18 FEET; THENCE WEST
832.06 FEET TO THE EASTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY. OF A COUNTY
ROAD, SAID POINT BEING ALSO
ON THE ARC OF A CURVE HAV-
ING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 07
DEGREES 36 DEGREES 08 MIN-
UTES 38 SECONDS WEST, 60.53
FEET THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, EAST,
904.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING
SUBJECT TO RESERVATION OF
MINERALS AR RECORDED IN
DEED BOOK 95, PAGE 249, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'
WALTON COUNTY, FLO
Probate Division

File No.: 04CP000165

IN RE: ESTATE OF

CELESTA M. SHEA,


T FOR
RIDA


5


DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL CREDITORS AND
PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS INTERESTED IN THE ES-
TATE:

YOU HAVE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that the administration of the
estate of CELESTA M. SHEA, de-
ceased, File Number 04CP000165,
who died on August 14, 2004, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Wal-
ton County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 571
U.S. HIGHWAY 90 EAST, DEFU-
NIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32433.

The name and address of the
Personal Representative is Michael
Paul Meyer, 101 Ellis Road, Destin,
Florida 32550. The name and ad-
dress of the attorney for the Per-
sonal Representatives appears be-
low.
All creditors and persons having
claims or demands against the es-
tate are required, within the later
of 3 months after the time of the first
publication of this notice to creditors
or, as to any creditor required to be
served with a copy of this notice, 30
days after the date of service on the
creditor, to file with the clerk of the
above court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have
or be forever barred. Further, all
claims must be filed prior to 2 years
after the death of the above deceased
person if that is earlier than the
above dates. A-claim must be filed,
even though the Personal Represen-
tative has recognized the claim or
demand by paying a part of it or in-
terest on it or otherwise. Each claim
must be in writing and must indi-


cate the basis for the claim, the
name and the address of the credi-
tor or his agent or attorney, and the
amount claimed. If the claim is not
yet due, the date when it will become
due shall be stated. If the claim is
contingent or unliquidated, he na-
ture of the uncertainty s lall be
stated. If the claim is secured, the
security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient cop-
ies of the claim to the clerk to en-
able the clerk to mail one copy to
each personal representative named
above.

ALL CLAIMS AND DE HANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL E FOR-
EVER BARRED.

Date of the first publication of
this Notice to Creditors: March 17,
2005.

MICHAEL P. MEYER

As personal representative of the
Estate of CELESTAM. SHEA,

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:
Michael Paul Meyer

/s/
MATTHEW W. BURNS
P.O. Box 1226
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 837-8445
FL Bar No. 214108
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive
Estate of Celesta M. Shea

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005 #410D

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

Case No. 05CP000047

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

ZORAT. CASWELL,.
Deceased.

NOTICE OF,
ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate
of Zora T. Caswell, deceased, Case
Number 05CP000047, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is P.O. Box 1260, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32435. The
names, and addresses of the personal
representative 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 17, 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/
Clayton J.M. Adkinson, Esq.
P.O, Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, FL 3243i

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COUR'
AND FOR WALFON COU
FLORIDA :

CIVIL ACTION NO.: 02-Ci

M. KEVIN BETHEA and
MARK G. BETHEA,
Plaintiffs,
vs. .
W. F. JAMES and wife,
BERNICE D. JAMES;
WILLIAM PATRICK JAMEE
and FUNERAL SERVICES
ACQUISITION GROUP, IN(
all if alive, and if dead,
their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all
other parties claiming by,
through, under or against th
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: .W. F. JAMES- and
BERNICE D. JAMES; if .alii
if dead, their unknown sp
heirs, devisees, successors, gr
creditors, and all other p
claiming by, through, un


against W. F. James and wife,
Bernice D. James,
P.O. Box 68, Shalimar, Florida
32579
and
WILLIAM PATRICK JAMES; if
alive, and if dead, his unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, successors,
grantees, creditors, and all other-
parties claiming by, through, under,
or against William Patrick James,,
1706 Independence Avenue Apt.,
Conway, Arkansas 72032

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an,
action to quiet title to the following.
property in Walton County, Florida:,

COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-,
EAST CORNER OF TRACT. 42,.
HOLLEY FAMILY PROPERTY,
PHASE 2, SECTIONS 7 AND 8,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE
19 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,:
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH,"
301.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF:
BEGINNING; THENCE CON-:
TINUE SOUTH 301.66 FEET,.
THENCE N 89 DEGREES 44'41'f
W 163.77 FEET;, THENCE
NORTH 311.35 FEE'IT THENCE S
86 DEGREES 21'34" E, 164,10
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-'
GINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT
THE NORTH 25.0 FEET OF THE
WEST 12.5 FEET THEREOF RE-;
SERVED FOR ROAD EASE-,
MENT.

LESS AND EXCEPT ALL MIN-'
ERAL RIGHTS WHICH HAVE,
BEEN: PREVIOUSLY RE-.
SERVED AND LESS AND EX-
CEPT A 25 FOOT EASEMENT
FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY,
AND UTILITIES ALONG THE
NORTH SIDE OF LOT.

AND

BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-.,
EAST CORNER OF TRACT 42,'
HOLLEY FAMILY PROPERTY,:
PHASE 2, SECTIONS 7 AND 8,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE '
19 WEST' WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH.
301.66 FEE THENCE N 86 DE-,
GREES 21'34" W 164.10 FEET.
THENCE NORTH 311.35 FEET'
THENCE S 83 DEGREES 00' E
165'00 EEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. LESS AND EX- '
CEPT THE NORTH 25.0 FEET"
AND THE WEST 12.5 FEET-
'THEREOF. RESERVED FOR-
ROAD EASEMENT.

LESS AND EXCEPT ALL MIN-
ERAL RIGHTS WHICH HAVE
BEEN PREVIOUSLY RE-
SERVED AND LESS AND EX-
CEPT A 25 FOOT EASEMENT
FOR ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
AND UTILITIES ALONG THE"
NORTH SIDE OF LOT.

has been filed.against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any. to it on John
T Brov n. Esqu.re, ih- plaintifft- at-
torney, whose address is 126 NE Eg.
lhr Parkway, Fort Walton Beach,
Florida 32548, on or before April-16,'
2005, and file the original with the
clerk of tIils'ourt either before ser-'.
vice on plaintiff's attorney or imme--
diately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be.entered against you: for,"
the relief demanded in the com--
plaint.

Dated on March 10, 2005.

Clerk of Circuit Court

By: Sharla Hall
As Deputy Clerk
SEAL-

#412D
4tc: March 17,24,31 & April 7,2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA'
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 05CP000054

In Re: The Estate of
CHARLES H.WILLIAMS, JR., ,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate *
of Charles H. Williams, Jr., de-
ceased, whose date of death was
September 26, 2004, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, File No. 05CP000054; the
address of which is Walton Courty
Courthouse, 571 U.S. Hwy. 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433.
The name and address of the per-.
sonal representative and the per-.'"
sonal representative's attorney are -
set forth below. "


All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against the decedent's es-
5 tate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, and,..
#411D who have been served a copy of this j,'
notice, must file their claims with -,'
T IN this Court WITHIN THE LATER-.
NTY, OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER,:.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR ,
A-316 THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE,
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the ,
decedent's estate, including unma-
S; tured, contingent or unliquidated.,
claims, must file their claims with
C.; this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED ..
iem, WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

/ NOTWITHSTANDING THE
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
wife, TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER
ve, and THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
houses, DEATH IS BARRED.
antees,
parties The date of the first publication
der or of this notice is March 17, 2005.









THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005


Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 ---
(805) 892-7213
Florida Bar No. 199397

Personal Representative:

Barbara G. Williams
891 Lakeview Drive
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005 #413D

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Tri-County Comnmunity Council,
Inc., is soliciting qualifications un-
der this Request for Proposal for an
independent Certified Public Ac-
counting Firm to conduct the
agency's annual financial and com-
pliance audit.

For a copy of the Proposal Packet,
please contact:

Janice Richards,
Human Resource Director
302 North Oklahoma Street
Bonifay, FL 32425
(850) 547-3689

All proposals submitted shall be re-
ceived no later than Tuesday, April
5, 2005, 4:00 p.m., and must meet
all requirements as outlined in the
packet to be considered.

The Council reserves the right to re-
ject any and all proposals.

Itc: March 17, 2005 #414D

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please be advised that there will
be a Walton County Coalition meet-
ing on March 22, 2005 beginning at
5:00 PM at the Freeport Community
Center located at 16040 US High-
way 331 south in Freeport, Florida.

Please be governed accordingly.

Kenneth Pridgen, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
By: Cindy Price/Administration

Itc: March 17, 2005 #415D

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
Change in Location

The Walton County Planning
Commission will hold a special
public meeting on Tuesday.
March 29, 2005, beginning at 5.00
p.m. at the South Walton County
High School located one mile north
of US98 on Highway 331 in Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. The
Board will hear the following items:

SANDESTIN NOPC Intrawest
Sandestin Company, LLC is re-
5i;esting a non-substantial de.ia-
tion determination on their applica-
"tion for Notification of a Proposed
Changed (NOPC) to a previously.
approved Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) subsection 380.06(19)
of the Florida Statutes, Determina-


tion for Substantial Deviation. This
site is located in Walton County
Sections 13, 14,23-28, 34, 35, Town-
ship 25, Range 21 West, lying North
and South of State Road 98 known
as Sandestin. This item was con-
-tinted from the March 10. 2005
Planning Commission Meeting,

The Planning Commission will
make a recommendation to the
Board of County Commissioners re-
garding.these items either to ap-
prove, approve with conditions, or
to deny. Any item that is tabled will
be scheduled for a future Planning
Commission meeting and will not go
forward to the Board of County
Commissioners until the Planning
Commission makes a recommenda-
tion.

The Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a public hearing on
April 5, 2005. at 5:00 p.m. to re-
view and consider the Planning
Commission's recommendations on
projects that are not continued or
tabled.

In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statues, 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 Statues, 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.

2tc: March 17, 24, 2005 #418D


NOTICE
Request for Bids

The City of DeFuniak Sprin
be accepting sealed bids on
for the Police Department. T
will accept bids until Mar
2005, at 2:00 p.m. CST. The
als' will be opened in the C
Chambers on the above da
time. The proposals shall be
on the outside of the envelope
bid "Tasers". Sealed Bids
received at 71 US Highway 9
DeFuniak Springs, FL 3243
O Box 685, DeFuniak Sprin
32435. Any bids received aft


igs, FL
ter 2:00


P.M. on the above date will not be
accepted and will be returned un-
opened to the bidder.

The bid will include the following:

1. (7) X-26 Advanced Tasers

A complete list of specifications can
be obtained by contacting Chief Ray
Burgess at (850) 892-8513.

Any additional information con-
cerning the bid procedures or speci-
fications may be obtained from the
City Manager Office at (850) 892-
8500, 71 U S Highway 90 W., DeFu-
niak Springs, Florida.

The City of DeFuniak, Springs re-
serves the right to reject any and all
bids, waive any formalities, and
award in the best interest of the
City of DeFuniak Springs. The City
ofDeFuniak Springs is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affirmative Action/ADA
Employer and a Drug Free Work
Place.

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS

/s/
Michael G. Standley
City Manager


Ite: March 17, 2005


#419D


NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING

You are hereby notified that there
will be a community public involve-
ment meeting on March 31, 2005 at
5:30 p.m. Dolphin Bay, LLC, is pro-
posing to build a 65 unit townhome
development, "Mack Bayou Road
Townhomes," on 10 (+/-) acres, lo-
cated in Section 24, Township 2
South, Range 21 West, Walton
County, Florida. The meeting will be
held in the Emerald Coast Lutheran
Church, 4855 U.S. Highway 98 W.,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The
purpose of this meeting is to con-
sider input from adjacent/neighbor-
ing property owners regarding this
proposed development project lo-
cated on the east and west side of
Mack Bayou Road, north of Jo
Katherine Meadows subdivision.'


ltc: March 17, 2005


#420D


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-10


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
igs will for this position, please contact: Mac
tasers Work. Coordinator of Transporta-
'he city tion. Phone 850-892-1141.
rch 24,
propos- The deadline for accepting appli-
'ouncil cations is March 25, 2005.
te and
marked LOCATION:
e sealed Transportation Department
will be
0 West, POSITION:
33, or P Bus Driver


2tc: March 17,24,2005


#422D


REQUEST FOR ENGINEERING PROPOSALS
CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS AIRPORT LAYOUT PLAN UPGRADE

JThe-City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida is soliciting'consulting/engineering proposals from qualified firms inter-
.-ested in providing professional engineering services in conjunction with the City's proposed Florida Department
of Transportation, Joint Participation Agreement FIN: 41035019401 Airport Layout Plan Upgrade. The esti-
mated project budget is $60,000 which includes engineering, design, and consulting services. The project is the
services for engineering, design, and consulting at the DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport.

Professional services required shall be secured in accordance with Rule 9B-43, 24 CFR 85.36 and Section 287.055,
Fla. Stat.- "Consultants' Competitive Negotiations Act". Entities interested in submitting a proposal should,
contact Mike Standley, City Manager at P.O. Box 685, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 or (850) 892-8500. Detail the
scope of services provided. The factors that will be considered in the award process are listed below. Please
submit 10Q copies of RFP's. The deadline for submission to the City of DeFuniak Springs Florida is 2:00 P.M., April
6, 2005. Criteria under which proposals will be evaluated is as follows:

EVALUATION CRITERIA


CRITERIA


POINTS AVAILABLE


1. Ability to design an approach and work plan to meet the project requirements.
2. Ability to devote the needed time to the project based on current workload.
3. Ability to commence services and complete services within time parameters.
4. Ability .to observe and advise whether plans and specifications are being complied with.
-5. Experience of the firm in other similar State and Federally Funded Projects.
6. Availability of adequate personnel and technology.
7. Firm's reputation 'and competence including technical education, training, timeliness, cost
control and quality of work.
8. Experience in the kind of project to be undertaken.
9. Certified Minority Firm.


TOTAL


The City of DeFuniak Springs reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, and if an award is made,
will be made to the most responsible firm whose proposal indicates that the award will be in the best interest of
the City of DeFuniak Springs. The City reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The City
further certifies that it will not discriminate during the selection process on the basis of age, sex, familial status,
race, national origin, or handicap status.

Michael G. Standley
City Manager

Itc: March 17, 2005 #416D

REQUEST FOR ENGINEERING PROPOSALS
CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS AIRPORT JET FUEL FARM

The City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida is .soliciting engineering proposals from qualified firms interested in pro-
viding professional engineering services in conjunction with the City's proposed Florida Department of Transpor-
-tation, Joint Participation Agreement FIN: 41763219401 Jet Fuel Farm. The estimated project budget is $90,000
which includes engineering, design, and construction services. The project is the design service and construction
of a Jet Fuel Farm at the DeFuniak Springs Municipal Airport.

Professional services required shall be secured in accordance with Rule 9B-43, 24 CFR 85.36 and Section 287.055,
Fla. Stat.- "Consultants' Competitive Negotiations Act". Entities interested in submitting a proposal should
contact Mike Standley, City Manager at P.O. Box 685, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 or (850) 892-8500. Detail the
scope of services provided. The factors that will be considered in the award process are listed below. Please
submit 1Q copies of RFP's. The deadline for submission to the City of DeFuniak Springs Florida is 2:15 P.M., April
6, 2005. Criteria under which proposals will be evaluated is as follows:

EVALUATION CRITERIA


CRITERIA


POINTS AVAILABLE


1. Ability to design an approach and work plan to meet the project requirements.
2. Ability to devote the needed time to the project based on current workload.
3. Ability to commence services and complete services within time parameters.
4. Ability to observe and advise.whether plans and specifications are being complied with.
5. Experience of the firm in other similar State and Federally Funded Projects.
6. Availability of adequate personnel and technology.
7. Firm's reputation and competence including technical education, training, timeliness, cost
control and quality of work.
8. Experience in the kind of project to be undertaken.
9. Certified Minority Firm.


TOTAL


The City of DeFuniak Springs reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, and if an award is made,
will be made to the most responsible firm whose proposal indicates that the award will be in the best interest of
the City of DeFuniak Springs. The City reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The City
further certifies that it will not discriminate during the selection process on the basis of age, sex, familial status,
race, national origin, or handicap status.

Michael G. Standley
City Manager


Itc: March 17, 2005


#417D


AGENDA
A REGULAR MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tivoli Administrative Complex, 145 Park Street, Suite 3, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Monday, March 21, 2005
6:00 p.m.




INVOCATION: Mildred Wilkerson
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

OPENING AGENDA ITEMS
1 OPENING ITEMS -
1.01 Announcements
a. Presentation of Check in the Amount of $10,453.53 from the Florida Division of Forestry to the Walton
County School Board for Revenues Collected at Point Washington State Forest (Thomas Bertzel)
1.02 Approval of Agenda
1.03 Adoption of Minutes
1.04 Public Comments


OLD BUSINESS AGENDA ITEMS

NEW BUSINESS CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
1 OPENING ITEMS -
1.05 Approval of Consent Agenda Items
5-AGREEMENTS / CONTRACTS -
5.01 Agreements / Contracts
a. Memorandum of Agreement with Doctors Memorial Hospital for an Additional Clinical Training Site for
the WVTC Practical Nursing Program (G. Cole)
b. Contracted Services Agreement with Healthmark Rural Health Clinic, Inc., to Perform Sports Physicals and
Bus Driver Physicals from June 1 through July 31, 2005 (G. Cole)
8 FINANCE Jim McCall
8.01 Executive Financial Summaries
Executive Financial Summary for February 2005
8.02 Warrant Registers
Warrant Register for February 2005
8.03 Leave Registers
Leave Register for February 2005
8.04 Budget Amendments
a. Budget Amendment #05-11 (General Operating Fund)
b. Budget Amendment #05-12 (Capital Projects LCIF)
c. Budget Amendment #05-13 (Food Service)
d. Budget Amendment #05-14 (Federal Programs)
8.05 Purchasing
P.O. #30687 Middle Ed. Coordinator Scholastic, Inc. $55,125.00
8.08 Payroll Calendars
2005-2006 Payroll Calendars
15 TRANSPORTATION Mac Work
15.01 Trip (Bus/Van) Requests
a. Blanket Approval of Walton Middle School Volleyball Schedule for SY 2004-2005 ..........
b. Change in Transportation from School Bus to Tour Bus for South Walton High School Track and Field
Schedule for SY 2004-2005 (Schedule Approved by WCSB on 2/24/05)
c. Request for Freeport Elementary Fifth Grade Classes to Visit Tallahassee, FL, on May 11, 2005, via Charter
Tour Bus (Transportation to be paid from FES PTO funds)
d. Request for FreeportfHigh School Student Council to Visit Tallahassee, FL, and Valdosta, GA, on April
29-30, 2005 -- Transp. Cost: $724.80 (Expenses to be paid by FHS and Student Council Members)
e. Request for Coordinator Kay Dailey to Attend Title I State Meeting in Palm Coast, FL, on April 4-6, 2005
Transp. Cost: $261.06
15.02 Bus Routes/Stops
Additional/Amended Transportation Requests for January and February 2005


17 PROPERTY Terry Miller
17.01 Disposition of Property
a. Property #6-530 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,547.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-597 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,249.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-630 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Digital $927.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-631 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Digital $927.00 -,Cannibalized
Property #6-623 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Intel $1,050.99 Cannibalized
Property #6-848 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Mac $1,734.64 Cannibalized
Property #6-521 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,547.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-524 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,547.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-528 -'West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,547.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-543 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,548.00 Cannibalized
Property #6-584 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1.249.00 Cannibalized
Property.#6-602 West DeFuniak Elem. Personal Computer Venturis $1,249.00 Cannibalized
b. Property #18-17-96 Maude Saunders Elem. Sharp Copier $6,265.37 Removed/Obsolete
Property #17-391 Maude Saunders Elem. Ink Jet Printer $600.75 Removed/Obsolete
Property #2-169 Maude Saunders Elem. Laser Disc Player $795.00 Removed/Obsolete
Property #18-2-106 Maude Saunders Elem. File Server $3,190.00 Removed/Obsolete
Property #2-200 Maude Saunders Elem. Laser Printer $563.00 Removed/Obsolete .
Property #18-2-781 Maude Saunders Elem. Macintosh Computer $1,899.00 Removed/Obsolete
Property #18-2-103 Maude Saunders Elem. Quickpad Computers Lab & Cart $5,695.00 -
Removed/Obsolete
Property #17-435 Maude Saunders Elem. Venturis Computer $2,573.68 Removed/Obsolete
Property #2-915 Maude Saunders Elem. Dell Computer $750.71 Removed/Obsolete
Property #18-2-81 Maude Saunders Elem. Macintosh Computer $1,549.00 Removed/Obsolete
Property #2-883 Maude Saunders Elem. Compaq Computer $1,290.00 Removed/Obsolete
c. Property #17-509 Maude Saunders Elem. Computer, Compaq $1,049.00 Missing
d. Property #12-7619 Transportation Dept. GMC Step Van $1,200.00 Surplus
Property #12-4869 Transportation Dept. 1977 Dodge PU- $500.00 Surplus
Property #12-98-8 Transportation Dept. 1998 Ford Windstar Mini-Van (Wrecked) S 18,100.00 -
Surplus
Not on Record Transportation Dept. 1982 Chev Van Surplus
Not on Record Transportation Dept. 1990 Dodge Van Surplus
Not on Record Transportation Dept. 1984 Dodge PU Surplus
19 FACILITIES / CONSTRUCTION Wayne Miller
19.07 Construction Change Orders
Change Order #3 from Sharpe, Inc. on the Van Butler Middle School Project for an Increase to Contract of
$6,370.00 to Provide Safety Steel Storage Cabinet, Modify Mechanical Drawings, and Modify Plumbing
Drawings
19.13 Facilities-Maintenance Proposals / Bids
Awarding of Fire Extinguisher Bid to Low Bidder, Action Fire & Safety Equipment
25 ADMINISTRATION -
25.22 TDE Travel (Out-of-State)
a. Request for Marsha Winegarner, Technology/Literacy Coach, to Attend and Present at the Annual
Meetings of the Council of State Science Supervisors and the National Science Teachers Association on March
28-April 3, 2005 (Expenses to be paid from Title II A federal funds) (L. Patterson)
b. Request for Coordinator Cathy Hall and Guidance Counselor Betty Crystal to Attend the 2005 National
Migrant Education Conference in Burlingame, CA, on April 2 -6, 2005 (Expenses to be paid by PAEC's Migrant
Education Program) (C. Hall)
ACTION AGENDA ITEMS
9 PERSONNEL Zane Sunday
9.01 Personnel Recommendations
Action to Approve 03/21/05 Personnel Recommendations
10 INSTRUCTION / CURRICULUM-
10.09 School Improvement/Deregulation Plans
Review and Approve Mid-Year Progress Reports and Rigorous Reading Requirements Regarding Individual School
Improvement Plans (D. Jeselnik)
17 PROPERTY Terry Miller
17.01 Disposition of Property
Action to Approve Disposition of Property for Use of Cannibalized Computers in the 3rd Grade Reading
Program, as Implemented by the Instructional Technology Center and Approved by the School Board on
May 14, 2002: 30 Items Maude Saunders Elementary S34.754.67 Cannibalized
89 ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION-
89.01 Items Removed from Consent Agenda
90 CLOSING ITEMS -
90.01 Attorney's Report
90.02 Board Comments
90.03 Chairperson's Report


90.04 Superintendent's Report
99 ADJOURNMENT -
99.01 Adjournment



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