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DeFuniak herald
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Physical Description: Newspaper
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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: September 1, 2005
Publication Date: 1993-
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    Section A: Main: Walton County Business Directory
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    Section B: Features: People, Places & Things
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    Section B: Features: Business Information Directory
        page B 6
    Section B: Features: Arts & Entertainment
        page B 7
    Section B: Features: Religion
        page B 8
    Section B: Features: Obituaries
        page B 9
    Section B: Features: Sports
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Classifieds
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I VOLUME 116 NUMBER 35 3 SECTIONS SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 50 CENTS PER COPY




Morrison Springs




renovation planned


By TIANA LARSEN
"We are in the beginning,
baby stages of planning, but
I think we can make it all
work," said District 1 Com-
missioner Scott Brannon.
Brannon hosted a commu-
nity meeting at Morrison
Springs last Thursday to so-
licit input from neighbors,
users of the springs, and
other interested parties.
"Springs are bowls of liquid
light," is an often quoted re-
mark by Marjory Stoneman
Douglas, the famous writer
and Everglades activist.
Geologists estimate there
are nearly 700 springs in
Florida, maybe the largest
concentration on the planet,
Thirty-three of these, includ-
ing Morrison Springs, have
been identified as first mag-
nitude, the largest number in
any state.
A first magnitude spring
has a flow of 100 cubic feet of
water per second, or higher.
Morrison Springs is esti-
mated to discharge 80 mil-
lion gallons of groundwater
every day, which then flows
downstream and into the
Choctawhatchee River.
Florida purchased this
Walton County treasure re-
cently, as a part of a state
initiative designed to protect
the natural, recreational and
economic values and benefits
of springs. The state has
leased Morrison Springs, for
99 years, to Walton County,
which must produce a man-
agement plan.
"This is an unbelievable re-
source for the county, and we
want to improve it," Brannon
told the people who attended
the meeting. Although hoth-
ing has been decided yet for
certain, the county does have
some preliminary idea's, in-
cluding an outdoor class-
room/educational 'ceitir that
would also function as a
space for family and commu-
nity events, new restrooms
and showers, well improve-
ments, a facelift for the old
pavilion at the beach, and a
new boardwalk through the
woods to provide a view of the
"boil" where the water'comes
up out of the ground, form-
ing the pool.
Cliff Knauer, an engineer-
ing consultant to the county;
explained that the concept of
the boardwalk would be to
give divers and people place
to hang out closer to the wa-
ter. The boardwalk would be
handicap accessible, he said.
An overall improvement of
the Morrison Springs facili-
ties would generate pride
and enthusiasm, Knauer
thought.
In an effort to separate the
various uses such as diving,
swimming and boat launch-
ing, one idea under consider-
ation is improving the route
to the boat landing further
down the spring run. Adding
some parking there would
facilitate directing boaters
away from the beach and the
spring boil.
Locals who have used the


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ONE OF WALTON COUNTY'S JEWELS, Morrison Springs, is on track for a renovation
and some new facilities. District 1 Commissioner Scott Brannon and Cliff Knauer, consult-
ing engineer, spoke with residents and visitors about the plans at a meeting held at the site,
a first magnitude spring recently purchased by the State of Florida and leased to Walton
County.
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beach to launch their fishing
boats seemed okay with that
as long as they could still
launch at the springs if the
alternate landing was closed
due to high water.
Another citizen suggested
a birding and hiking trail.
The acreage under lease is
161, so many possibilities are
available, Brannon agreed.
Other comments from the
public included some com-
plaints about the present
state of the park, with alco-
hol use and speeding on the
roads two common concerns.
"I have seen park after
park fixed up it generates
pride, the neighbors take
charge, the situation im-
proves," said Knauer. "The
government presence and
more supervision will defi-
nitely help," Brannon said.
The county is still inter-
ested in hearing comments
and suggestions from people
who couldn't attend the
meeting. And Brannon is es-
pecially interested in sugges-
tions for the architectural
"look" of the new facilities
that will be built at Morrison


Springs.
Contact Brannon at his
Freeport office, 835-4860, or
send an email to
brascott@co.walton.fl.us.

Florida's springs provide
immeasurable natural, rec-
reational and economical val-
ues and benefits for residents
and visitors. The mere men-
tion of springs evokes, in
most people, something
magical, mysterious, and
pure. Geologists estimate
that there are nearly 700
springs in the State of
Florida, representing per-
haps the largest concentra-
tion of freshwater springs on
Earth. Archaeological evi-
dence indicates that humans
have been attracted to
Florida's life-giving springs
for thousands of years.
Florida springs continue to
draw awed and grateful visi-
tors today our twelve state
parks that are named for
springs attracted over two
million visitors in 2003.
spring is a point from which
groundwater discharges.
They vary in size from the


largest 18t magnitude springs
with a flow of 100 cubic feet
per second or more (64.6
mgd) to the smallest 8th mag-
nitude at less than 1 pint per
minute. Florida has 33 1st
magnitude springs; more
than any other state. The
flow may be from a single
large vent or from several
small vents. Springs can be
damaged by recreational use
causing erosion and loss of
aquatic plants. This damage
can be overcome by sensitive
management. More serious
threats include the loss of
flow due to over pumping in
the spring recharge area or
degradation of water quality
caused by various land uses
in the recharge area. Con-
taminants that reach the
groundwater and flow to
springs include nutrients
from fertilizers, septic tanks,
wastewater sprayfields and
farm animal wastes. Bacte-
ria may originate from sep-
tic tanks, animal wastes and
stormwater and pesticides
from lawns, golf courses,
croplands and commercial
forests.


Th euia pig ULSE COTNUUL SINE18


By RON KELLEY
The Walton County Tax-
payers Association are ask-
ing the Walton County Com-
mission to seriously consider
treating taxpayers fairly by
reducing the county ad valo-
rem millage rate this year by
at least one full mil.
In a letter hand-delivered
to the Commission, WCTA
President Bonnie McQuiston
reminded commissioners, "In
your campaigns, you commit-
ted to smaller government
and a fiscally conservative
platform. Now is the time to
put action behind the cam-
paign rhetoric. Walton
County government has
grown considerably in recent
years in both spending and
personnel, increasing at a
much higher rate than popu-
lation growth and inflation.
"This county commission
has directed a complete re-
view of county government,
department by department,
to achieve a leaner, more ef-
ficient and streamlined gov-
ernment. Hopefully, your re-
view includes all operations
to determine responsibilities
and areas that can be elimi-
nated, consolidated or reas-
signed to reduce employees
and expenses.
"The implementation of
zero-based budgeting for the
FY '06 budget year reflects
your intent not to simply rub-
ber stamp county budgets.
"In 2004, WCTA asked the
county commission for a full
one mil reduction in ad valo-
rem taxes. The board voted a,
mil reduction. While any re-
duction is welcomed relief,
-taxpayers still paid more
taxes because of the increase
in property values. With
record revenues and expen-
ditures lower than forecast,
property taxes could have
been reduced much more
than mil.


"Development is not slow-
ing down, the market is not
slowing down and property
values continue to escalate.
A great deal of new construc-
tion is for second home,
rental or investment pur-
poses. These properties do
not qualify for the homestead
exemption with a 3 percent
cap on appraised values.
"Beachfront property own-
ers have taken a beating with
recent storms. These are
some of the highest ap-
praised properties in the
county. They are dealing with
huge costs for repair or re-
building. Most of these prop-
erties are not eligible for the
homestead exemption and a

one mil reduction in taxes
would at least give them a
small offset to their enor-
mous expenses.
"In the past year, property
values in Walton County
have increased 57.5 percent,
which will create a windfall
in ad valorem taxes. Walton
County is a rich county by
any standards but govern-
ment is not a profit-sharing:
business.
"Government is reaping
the rewards of new develop-
ment, redevelopment and re-
sales of existing homes. It is
easy to become blinded with
windfall revenues. Respon-
sible government will resist
the urge to spend more and
more money simply because
it is available. It is a bureau-
cratic government that looks
for new ways to spend money
instead of giving taxpayers a
rebate with lower taxation.
"While property values
rise, citizens are not neces-
sarily earning more money to
payih- higher taxiS. In fact,
property taxes are pricing
some people out of their
homes. Many of our residents

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FREEPORT'S STEPHEN MABRY slides around the left
end to gain yardage for the Bulldogs in their victory over
South Walton. See page 10B.


WALTON'S JOSH NETTLES sneaks the ball over the
Baker pile-up to pick up yards for the Braves in their defeat
of Baker. See page 10B.


FDOT to hold public meeting on commencement of U.S. 331 realignment project


The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) will
hold an informal public infor-
mation meeting regarding
the upcoming improvements
to U.S. 331 from south ofSR-
20 to north of Owls Head
Road in Walton County. This


meeting will be held Thurs-
day, Sept.1, from 5 p.m. to 6
p.m., at Freeport Elementary
School, 15381 South U.S. 331,
Freeport, Fl.
This meeting is being con-
ducted to afford interested
persons an opportunity to


preview plans and discuss mile two-lane roadway, con-
the construction schedule for struction of three bridges
the realignment of U.S. 331 along the corridor, safety im-
from south of SR- 20 to north provements and drainage
of Owls Head Road. upgrades. In addition, im-
provements will be made to
Improvements will include the intersection SR -20 and
construction of a new 5.5 U.S. 331 which will include:
/-


widening the roadway, instal-
lation of mast arm signal,
drainage upgrades, bike
lanes, sidewalks and safety
improvements. Construction
is scheduled to begin the
week of Sept. 5, and is esti-
mated to take 825 calendar


days to complete.

Maps drawing and other
pertinent information will be
on display for public review.
FDOT representatives will
be available to answer ques-
tions.


Taxpayers




request




lower taxes


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


Education Commissioner
visits Okaloosa-Walton College


Florida Commissioner of
Education John Winn re-
cently visited the Okaloosa-
Walton College Collegiate
High School to participate in
an opening week activity
which highlighted the char-
ter school's unique whole-
school approach to reading.
Winn spoke to an assembly
of the school's tenth grade
students, emphasizing the
value of the school's curricu-
lum and recognizing the Col-
legiate High School's top
reading performance on state
standardized tests. He also
presented each student with
a book that was personally
selected for the student by
school staff, based on the
student's reading prefer-
ences and background. Each
book contained a personal
note from a community
leader or OWC faculty mem-
ber on the importance of
reading.
Dr. Jill White, OWC vice
president, credits the Colle-
giate school's distinctive


New vice
president
joins CHELCO
Brett Shaw has joined
Choctawhatchee Electric Co-
operative (CHELCO) as vice
president of Engineering and
Operations. He brings 20
years of electric utility expe-
rience to the cooperative.
Shaw graduated from the
University of West Florida in
1984 with a degree in indus-
trial technology. For the past
20 years, he has worked for
Gulf Power in a variety of
positions, including engi-
neering and construction su-
pervisor for downtown
Pensacola and his most re-
cent position as Pensacola
district manager.
Shaw says he. is,excited,
about -working at-CHELCO
as a member of the leader-
ship team.
CHELCO CEO and Gen-
eral Manager Gene Smith
says he's happy to have Shaw
as a team member. "Brett is
the right fit for CHELCO,"


"Culture of Reading" and
"Read This" programs with
helping the school achieve
the highest FCAT reading
scores in Okaloosa County
and some of the highest test-
ing scores in Florida.
"We know that good read-
ers make good thinkers and
good writers," said White.
"We were so pleased that
Commissioner Winn took
time out of his busy schedule
to visit our school and to rec-
ognize our reading program
and students."
The OWC Collegiate High
School is an A+ school and is
currently in its sixth year of
operation. The public charter
school gives motivated 10th,
11th and 12th-grade stu-
dents the opportunity to si-
multaneously earn both a
standard high school diploma
and a transferable two-year
college degree.
For information, call 729-
4949 or visit the school web
site at www.owcollegiate-
high.org


SHAW
Smith says. "He brings great
experience and a new per-
spective to what we do. We're
fortunate, and our members
are fortunate, to have him on
board."
Shaw is from Crestview
where his family owns Shaw
Moving and Storage. He and
his wife, Karen, have two
children, Alexandra and Aus-
tin.


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Robert L. Teitelbaum, M.D.


NWRC


resumes

regular

meetings
The North Walton County
Republican Club will resume
its regular monthly meetings
on Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m. The
guest speaker this month
will be Private Investigator
Jimmy Macon.
We look forward to seeing
old friends once more.
Those wishing to dine should
come early.


DFS Friends
of the Library
to meet
The DeFuniak Springs
Friends of the Library will
hold its monthly meeting at
the Walton-DeFuniak Li-
brary at 6 p.m. on Sept.6.
The meeting will take place
at the rear of the library on
the main floor.
All interested parties'are
invited to join the board at
the meeting. The group is
interested in finding new
members with new ideas.


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Robert L. Teitelbaum, M.D. has moved his Family Medical Practice at
Healthmark Regional Medical Center in Defuniak Springs to Freeport,
Florida.

Dr. Teitelb aum earned his medical degree at the University of California,
Los Angeles, and is fluent in English and Spanish.

His new office opening September 19, 2005 will be located at
281 State Hwy 20 East at Casey Center, Freeport, Florida.

Dr. Teitelbaum's office is accepting New Patients and Walk-Ins are
Always Welcome.: The Hours of Operation for his new Freeport Office
will be M-F 8:00-5:00 and Sat. 9:00-1:00.


For An Appointment Call


COMMISSIONER John Winn presents a personalized book
to OWC Collegiate High School 10th-grade student Stephanie
Dunlop, of Crestview.


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Republican Leadership Wanted


The Walton County Republican
Executive Committee
has immediate voluntary openings for


leadership positions in precincts located
throughout Walton County. If you are interested
in helping build the Republican Party in
Walton County, we invite you to join us at our
next Executive Committee meeting,
September 12, 2005 6:30 PM
at the Freeport Community Center.
For further information email:
waltonrepublicans@gmail.com
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


Northwest Florida Blood Cente


By BRUCE COLLIER
Thanks to the fundraising
efforts of six Rotary Clubs,
area blood donors can now
give in a brand new, state of
the art, bloodmobile.
More than $60,000 was
raised and donated by the
Rotary Club of DeFuniak
Springs, Midbay Bridge Ro-
tary, Gulf Breeze Rotary,
Valparaiso/Niceville Rotary,
Pensacola Five Flags Rotary,
and Rotary Club of
Pensacola.
Total cost of the bloodmo-
bilewas $175,000. The clubs
presented the vehicle to
Northwest Florida Blood
Center's executive director
Eugene E. Roberts Jr. on
February 23, 2005.
The presentation was a
part of the Rotary Club's
centennial celebration,
marking 100 years for the
international service.organi-
zation.


DeFuniak Springs Rotary
president Chuck Lawson was
on the scene at an August 24
blood drive, held at the
Chautauqua campus branch
of Okaloosa Walton College.
* "Rotary Club is the world's
largest international service
organ ization," said Lawson.
"We have 1.2 million mem-
bers, and 30,000 clubs in 168
countries."
The bloodmobile project
was suggested by the
Pensacola Rotary Club,
which proposed a fundraising
partnership among the area
clubs.
"We needed a replacement
bus," said Betty Roberts,
NFBC's vice president for
donor services. "Also, the
population in the area was
growing."
All blood donated to NFBC
goes to local hospitals. Rob-
erts said that some 175 units


of blood per day are required
to meet minimum needs.
"The process takes about
five minutes," she said. "If
you're at least 17 years old
weigh 110 pounds, and are in
good health, you can give
blood every 56 days."
Blood is especially critical
for accidents, surguries, and
new borns. "It's a civic duty
to donate," said Roberts.


The process begins with a
brief medical history, a series
of questions, asked in pri-
vate, and tests for iron and
blood pressure.
Eligible donors recline on
couches, located along the
sides of the air-conditioned
vehicle.
Donors can give blood, or
can give platelets (red cells)
and have their plasma re-


ROTARY CLUB A PROUD FUNDRAISER for new blood-
mobile.


r gets new
turned to them. Separation is And, of co
accomplished with an on- plies last, or
board machine called ALYX. For more
After giving blood, donors Northwest
are invited to relax a few Center, or to
more minutes, drinkingjuice where to givi
or soft drinks, and snacking 434-2535,
on cookies or pastries, www.nfbcbl


bus
urse, while sup-
ne gets a t-shirt.
information on
Florida Blood
find out how and
e blood, call (850)
or go online at
ood.org.


VP. DONOR SERVICES BETTY ROBERTS (left) and AS-
SISTANT DIRECTOR JEANNE ROBINSON (right) with
Rotary Club banner at new bloodmobile.


BRAND NEW BLOODMOBILE for Northwest Florida Blood
Center.



CHET,CO communicates

early storm information


CHELCO urges its mem-
bers to be prepared in case
a hurricane hits this area.
If any hurricane affects
CHELCO's service territory,
members may lose power..
CHELCO's communication
team will keep local radio
stations up-to-date on all
outages and restoration ef-
forts.
During this time, be sure
to have fresh batteries for



American

Veterans

Post #178

hosting

blood drive

The American Veterans
Post #178 is hosting a blood
drive on Friday, September
16, 2005, from 2 p.m.-6, p.m.
at 4776 US Hwy. 90 West,
DeFuniak Springs. Win door
prizes, and American flag
pins.
Donors must present iden-
tification prior to donating.
Bring a valid driver's license,
donor card, or two (2) alter-
native forms of ID.
All blood types are needed.


portable radios and listen to
local stations for regular up-
dates. "We will carefully
monitor all outages occur-
ring across CHELCO's ser-
vice area," said Kathy
Morow, CHELCO spokesper-
son.
"If power goes out and you
have a portable generator,
please remember to read the
manufacturer's instructions
and use it safely. Do not plug
the generator directly into
your home's wiring; instead,
plug appliances into the gen-
erator and rotate their use
since generator capacity is
limited," Morrow said.
Always place the generator
in a well-ventilated area to
guard against carbon monox-
ide poisoning.



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Counting our blessings


I should warn you ahead of time, Faithful Reader, that
this will not be a particularly surprising or original edito-
rial. In fact, this point of view will likely be echoed in news-
papers all over the Gulf Coast. Still, it's an important mes-
sage that bears repeating as often as needed.
There's an old saying that goes, "There, but for the grace
of God, go I."
That thought occurred to me as I looked at film clips of
the faces of the victims of Hurricane Katrina throughout
Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.
I saw what was left of an apartment building that had
collapsed, killing scores of people. I saw people punching
holes in their rooftops, hoping to be rescued. I heard of ail-
ing, elderly evacuees living in tents here in Florida because
they had no money and nowhere else to go. I heard of rescu-
ers that were forced to listen to the screams and cries of
people and animals alike who were trapped inside flooded
houses without any way to escape. I saw a newscaster break
down on camera as the sheer weight of the tragedy swept
over her.
Then I recall when I first heard that Katrina was prob-
ably going to come in between Panama City and Port St.
Joe and I cannot help but think that what we have been


Editor:
It was with sadness that I read of the death of Randolph
Clary. I remember when Mr. Clary moved to DeFuniak
Springs.
My father, John B..Page, was, for many years, owner and
operator of Page Funeral Home. After his untimely death
in 1952, at the age of 52, Mr. Clary purchased my father's
business, My mother continued to live next door. It was com-
forting to know that Mr. Clary was nearby, should she need
him. He and his family were always very kind to her.
The funeral home has changed hands and had several
names through the years. However, the quiet, concerned
manner that my father had for bereaved families was con-
tinued by Mr. Clary; and, I'm sure, by the present owners.
For this I am grateful.
Peggy Page Gilbert
Gadsden, AL


Editor,
I'd like to say, "Bravo" for your excellent editorial of Au-
gust 18, 2005. You said what I have been thinking and wor-
rying about. :
Your previous editorials'h"ave been very good, and I have
considered writing to tell you that, but I have procrastinated
until I read this one.
I have made copies of some of your previous articles and
sent them to my son. He shares the same concerns that you
do.
I can only hope that your last editorial has opened a fevW
minds.
Please keep up the good Work.
Doris Jean Bell
DeFuniak Springs





In the August 18 edition, a Herald photograph regarding
a grant for Wee Care Park had the wrong caption. The cap-
tion should have read, "State Senator Durell Peaden (L) and
Don Brown present a $200,000 grant for Wee Care Park,
joined by Walton Commissioners (L-R) Ro Cuchens, Ken
Pridgen, Larry Jones, Scott Brannon and former commis-
sioner Randall Infinger.
In the 8/18 story "New judge on the way for Walton Courts,"
Circuit Judge William Stone was incorrectly identified as a
magistrate.


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seeing on television since Monday could have so easily been
us.
For those of us who are Florida natives or have been here
long enough to be "honorary natives," we understand what
it feels like to have a hurricane bearing down on us. We
know that there is no such thing as a weak hurricane. All
hurricanes are dangerous and can be deadly.
These things, we already know. Visitors and newly-arrived
residents are learning. Florida is not all palm trees and sun-
shine. The dark side of the Sunshine State consists of hun-
dred-mile-an-hour winds, storm surges and flooding.
If you live in Oklahoma, you'll see tornadoes. If you live in
California, you'll experience earthquakes. If you live near
the Gulf of Mexico, you'll have hurricanes, tornadoes and
floods.
Those of us who have had to face Andrew, Allison, Eloise,
Erin, Opal Jeanne, Charlie, Ivan and Dennis know the
fear, the uncertainty, that feeling of insignificance when
nature lashes out with deadly force.
Because of this, we grieve for our neighbors, our friends
and family to the west who have been devastated by this
terrible calamity.
Here in Walton County, we have lately been obsessed with
sand and seawalls, boardwalks and bike paths. Katrina re-
duced all of those concerns to their true level of importance,
didn't she?
Faced with such a horrific tragedy as we have seen played
out in the last few days, maybe we should ponder all the
whining and complaining over the great injustices and
troubles here at home. Perhaps that time might be better
spent counting our blessings,,praying for Katrina's victims
and remembering that there, but for the grace of God, go
.we.



Dear Editor

Frub shoulders and thighs with George W. Surprised? Tick-
led? Well, so do millions of Americans that shop at Wal-Mart.
The apparel label sold to customers here and in thousands
of other Wal-Mart stores carries the George label. The
"George" name has a W within the O! Take a looksee and
tell me if I'm wrong? Though he might not get under your
skin, George W. gets on your skin to mesh with you, protect
you from the elements, give you comfort and warmth. What
a guy!


Editor's Comment


Kinga T.H. Barravecchia
DeFuniak Springs, Fl


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Shootin' The Breeze
by Laura Merle Woodham
Editpr/Publisher emeritus


WHITE CLAY/SOAP STONE doesn't pass muster... I
followed DeFuniak Springs Herald-Breeze editor, Ron
Kelley's advice given in last week's issue of the Herald-
Breeze and paid a visit to county engineer, Ray Zopel, last
Thursday at the South Walton County Annex.
.The ladies at the front desk were extremely nice. How-
ever, they were a bit disappointed when they found that
my gallon ziploc baggie was filled with what I was told was
soapstone nuggets. They thought that I was a "little ole
lady with a bag full of cookies." Sorry girls, had my bag of
nuggets been approved for shoring-up the 20/30 foot drop-
off the deck of our home at Sand Cliffs on the Gulf, you just
might have been on the receiving end of a basket full of
cookies. But, no such luck!
Here is how my visit went. Zopel wasn't available on
Thursday. I had to fill out a detailed label stating who I
was, what type soil I had for inspection, my intentions as
for the use of the soil, my address, phone number, etc. I left
with the promise that Zopel would contact me later that
afternoon with the results. I told them that I would be back
on Friday morning, if I didn't hear from them.
As expected, no word. I marched right to the Annex next
morning as promised, told the young ladies what my busi-
ness was and took a seat they didn't give me a number.
Some time later this silver haired gentleman walked up
and was standing there looking at me inquisitively. I asked
if he was Ray. The answer was affirmative. I stood up, in-
troduced myself. There were numbers of people standing
around and I questioned, "Well, are wegoing to tend to our
business in the hall or do you have an office?" His answer,
"We can step here in this room, if you can call it an office."
It looked like and I suppose it was a storage room.
When I stepped in, the' first thing I saw was my bag of
soap stone with a portion poured out on the counter. Zopel
fiddled around with the sample a bit and I asked, "Is it
acceptable as a stabilize filler or not?" It was not. He pro-
duced a couple bags of very white sand and one that was
barely a shade darker that could be used to anchor our deck
and possibly
shore up the cliff, 1 ,,.
but, three feet of --5. ......
the whiter sand .-. -.-.. -.
would have to be-----.
put on top of the .-. .
stabilizer. All ef- -. .---. --
forts had to meet --.-i .. --
ridged specifica- -, -
tions. --
Apparently, ----- --~--" -' -- -
you have to get a
permit to breathe "
in the south end.-
If not, you do -ii '
have to have a .
permit to enter ---
either of six (6) --- -
accesses to Wal-
toh County
beaches. If you are found to be outside your specified zone,


Sincerely,
Carlene H. Anderson
Superintendent of Schools


you may be fined a minimum of $100 max, $500. Be sure
your permit is posted on right front windshield or the
sheriff's posse will be on your tail. Is this a comedy in
progress or what?? Grit and Grace take notice! A great plot
for next year's production.
Note! All these provisions expire on Sept. 7, 2005.
The county may issue a no-fee and/or a "field permit" for
repairing or replacement of stairs, decks, new walk-overs.
Temporary retaining walls may be permitted under the
following conditions: to protect a structure in danger of col-
lapse from further erosion; property owner must remove
the structure or submit a permit-application to the DEP
for a permanent rigid coastal armoring structure within 60
days after the emergency installation of the structure (need
to contact DEP to see if structure ,will be eligible for a per-
manent wall); must have engineered plans (this requirement
was waived by the BCC as long as the structure is installed
by a licensed contractor and they complete a piling installa-
tion report. Note: DEP will require engineered plans in or-
der to permit as a permanent structure.)
In all instances, color of sand must be approved by county's
Plans Review Engineer.
Note: All construction must be done by a licensed contrac-
tor for specific type of work.
If, by chance, you get to do the work yourself, you must
abide by the following criteria: must be a single family resi-
dence; must be owner's "primary residence"- not rental, sum-
mer home, or jointly owned; owner must sign a homeowner's
disclosure statement; must have engineered plans for re-
taining walls; and must be reviewed by plans examiner.
The person getting the permit will need a copy of owner's
warranty deed, pictures of the damage, current contractors
license in Walton County. Point of oniitact for storm damage
permits: Gerry Demers (850) 267-2084.
Note to Walton County Commissioners: if we the tax pay-
ers can afford such a luxurious sbuth Walton County An-
nex, surely, you can afford to provide county engineer Ray
Zopel with an office. I like to look with whomever I am do-
ing business eye-to-eye.
Some homeowners are so completed by restrictions set by
the county, state, etc., that they threaten to sue the county
should they suffer more damage to their personal property
because of those restrictions that prohibit them to make
repairs to their homes.
By the way, when I thanked Mr. Zopel for the information,
picked up my bag of dirt, and openedthe door to leave, he
said, "Ma'am, you have to leave the sample here." I couldn't
evenitake my dirt and go home. must have needed a per-
mit!
I WANT TO SHARE a letter received last week by a Bir-
mingham resident who frequents _Walton County beaches
and reads the Herald-Breeze and shared excerpts, at least,
of a most informative article, Eye of the Storm, by Orrin
Pilkey, James B. Duke, professor emeritus of Earth Sciences
in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sci-
ences. The article, Under the Gargoyle, was taken from The
Duke University Magazine, summer 2005.
"Dear Ms. Woodham,
"While in Seagrove from Aug. 1 to Aug. 6 I .got a copy of
your paper with Beach-Breeze enclosed. I don't know which
paper contained your column, but I brought home this ad-
dress and the start of your article from'Shootin' The Breeze'
about BEACH EROSION BIG PROBLEM!
"Boy is it ever a huge problem! After one big hurricane,


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


PERSONAL COMMENTS


By RONKELLEY


Editor:
This is the letter that was sent home with the students
in Paxton.
To the Parents of Students at Paxton High School:
Last Thursday night many parents came to a meeting to
receive information and share concerns about the bat situ-
ation at Paxton. As you may know,. this is not a new con-
cern; however, during the last two weeks extensive mea-
sures have been taken by the District to remedy the prob-
lem. The District solicited assistance from the Walton
County Environmental' Health Department to assure us
that our efforts were effective. These initiatives and find-
ings were shared with all present. Concerns shared by our
parents at that meeting prompted the District to seek ad-
ditional assurances that students' health was not being
affected by the situation. Several parents were concerned
about a medical condition caused by exposure to bat waste
called histoplasmosis.
On Friday, upon the request of the District, the Walton
County Environmental Health Department (WCEHD)
made an extensive inspection of all buildings at Paxton High
School. Crystal Steele, Walton County Environmental
Health manager, reported that according to the inspections,
all buildings were free and clear of bats and bat residue
except in one utility closet where a minute amount was
located. This area will be addressed by the District main-
tenance department on Monday.
Upon the District's request, Ms. Steele additionally sought
assistance from the Department of Health (DOH) in Talla-
hassee for any additional testing that might be needed to
assure the health and safety of our students. According to
Dr. Blackmore, acting state public health veterinarian, once
the bat waste is removed, histoplasmosis is not an issue.
Mike Gilley, environmental administrator for the Indoor
Air Program with the DOH in Tallahassee, also stated that
there is no need to test for histoplasmosis if bat waste was
not present. According to Mr. Gilley, a student's health is
not in jeopardy; however, there is an odor issue to address.
According to him, vents with fans will help with this. The
District installed vents with fans tw9o weeks ago as a mea-
sure to deal with the odor.
Prior to students returning this school year, efforts to deal
with the odor included replacing ceiling tiles and attic in-
sulation. Attic walls and structures were thoroughly
cleaned. Vents with exhaust fans were installed. Upon
discussion with Wayne Miller the WCSD supervisor of ad-
ministration and operations, we aretonttinuing to deal with
the odor problem by cleaning air conditioning units with
an approved solvent, painting the walls and, if necessary,
replacing carpet. In our efforts to deal with the odor prob-
lems, students w ill be temporarily located in another area
as their rooms are being thoroughly cleaned.
We are assured that students are inhno danger due to air
quality. The Department of Health did say that at this
time, the only concern they would have is if a student came
in direct contact with a bat that could be rabid. A bat was
discovered in a classroom Thursday night and has been
tested for rabies. According to Ms; Steele, WCEHD's re-
sults of that testing showed negative for rabies. The Dis-
trict, however, will continue to communicate with the school
on a daily basis to determine if bats, are sited in the school
buildings. Aggressive efforts will be taken if additional
problems arise.


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Crime Stoppers work in Walton County


According to Donna Shank,
Public Information Officer,
the Walton County Sheriffs
Crime Stoppers received 225
tips from last October
through July of this year.
Seventy-five cases were
closed and 32 arrests made.
Crime Stoppers paid $4,200
in rewards for these tips.
Shank serves as the liaison
between the Sheriff's office


and the law enforcement co-
ordinator/local volunteer for
the Crime Stoppers board.
She is a Troy State graduate
with a BS in criminal justice
and has been working in law
enforcement since 1995.
Donna served as a School
Resource Officer prior to her
move to her current position
and stated that she is trying
to start a student Crime Stop-


pers group. According to
Donna she has already had
students calling in tips.
When Rotarians asked
about the history of Crime
Stoppers, Shank responded
that the process began in
1976 when an officer showed
a crime video on local TV and
had two suspects arrested
within 72 hours. The move-
ment began in Florida in


Wilderness first aid course scheduled


Anyone who works, plays
or lives in remote areas -
away from the usual emer-
gency medical services is
invited to be part of a new
first aid course being offered
by the American Red Cross
of Northwest Florida.
This wilderness training in
first aid is beneficial for hik-
ers, Scout leaders, kayakers
and canoeists, forest rangers,
rescue crews, law enforce-
ment and both farm and util-
ity crews working in remote


areas.
The course will cover as-
sessment and urgent first aid
techniques, but not in-depth
CPR. Basic first aid skills are
covered, making this course
appropriate for anyone re-
gardless of experience level.
No prerequisites are re-
quired. A minimum age of
15 is recommended due to the
serious nature of the course
and scenarios.
The two-day course will be
conducted at the Spanish


Trail Scout Reservation Boy
Scout Camp on Sept. 24 and
25 in DeFuniak Springs,
Florida and requires an over-
night stay. The cost is $80
and includes camp fees, all
meals and course.materials.
All must pre-register and
pre-pay for the course and
the number of participants is
limited.
For more information or to
register by phone, contact
Ann Albright at 850.432-
7601.


OWC holds auditions for "The Merry Wives of Windsor"


By BRUCE COLLIER will hold open auditions for
The Theatre Department Shakespeare's comedy "The
of Okaloosa Walton College Merry Wives of Windsor" on


Landowner liability

workshop scheduled


The University of Florida/
IFAS Extension Service in
Walton County has scheduled
a workshop addressing land-
owner liability issues on
Thursday, Sept. 22 in DeFu-
niak Springs. The seminar
will be held from 5:30-7:30
p.m. at the Walton County
Extension Office, 732 North
9th Street (Highway 83
North beside the County
Fairgrounds.)
This instructional work-
shop is intended for landown-
ers and farmers in Northwest
Florida who have opened or
are thinking about opening


their private properties or
farms to paying quests for
any recreational purpose-
hunting, birding, fishing,
wildlife viewing, trail rides,
camping, bed and breakfasts
or nature-based tourism.
Discussions will highlight
protecting landowners and
their farm from landowner li-
abilities.
The workshop registration
fee is $10. Pre-registration is
required. For more informa-
tion or to register, call Connie
Laws, Extension Educator, at
850/892-8172 or e-mail
cslaws@ifas.ufl.edu.


Thursday and Friday, Sep-
tember 1 and 2.
Sign-in for auditions will
begin at 6 p.m. Auditions will
start at 6:30 p.m., in the
Sprint Theatre on OWC's
Niceville campus.
"The Merry Wives of
Windsor" is the story of a
comic courtship by one of
Shakespeare's most famous
characters, the fat knight Sir
John Falstaff.
The production is sched-
uled for spring of 2006. Di-
rector Clint Mahle will also
have details on a planned
series of workshops on per-
forming Shakespeare.
All persons are encouraged
to attend and audition. No
prepared audition pieces are
necessary.
Previous Shakespearean
performing experience is not
required to be considered for
a role.
For more information, call
Clint Mahle at 729-6007.


Walton County Vocational Technical Center
.preparing students to successfully meet the needs of the global marketplace...
761 North 20th Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
850-892-1240/850-892-1241
www.walton.kl 2.fl.us
Postsecondary/Adult Class Offerings
PSAV Courses are Clock Hour Format and Times may be Adjusted. Call for more information.
Course Total Class Meeting Class Meeting Times Instructor/ Program
Program Days Contact Number
Community Education/
EnrichmentClasses
(offerings vary)
Current Offerings: Varies Varies Varies (call for times and TBA N/A
Introduction to Varies Monday days) Rose Simons N/A
Computers 6:00 8:00 PM (may vary)
SInformed Choices
for Total Wellness
(enrichment
course includes
"BoShin" Chinese
face reading,
lifestyle analysis,
discussion of body
systems, "How to
Make the Southern
Varies by
Adult High School Varies M,T,W,R 3:00 PM 8:00 PM H. Cuchens course
Courses
Vocational Preparatory
Instruction Varies M,T,W,R 3:00 PM 8:00 PM TBA 990001sn
(VPI)
Automotive Service 1800 M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45 AM-10:45AM R. Yates
Technology M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25 AM- 2:25 PM R. Yates
TWR (P2) 6:00PM 9:00 PM G. Price 1470608
Building Construction M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45 AM- 10:45 AM T. Martin
Technology 1050 M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25AM- 2:25PM T. Martin 1460401
Computer Systems M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45 AM- 10:45 AM L. Harrison
Technology M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25AM- 2:25PM L. Harrison
(name changed from 1650 M,T,R TBA (Call for times) L. Harrison 1470104
Computer Electronics
Technology)
Grooming & Salon 240 M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45 AM-10:45AM L. Santos 1120404
Services: M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25AM- 2:25PM L. Santos 1120404
Nails Specialty
Environmental 900 M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45 AM -10:45 AM L. Keegans (L) A010615
Horticulture Sciences & M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25AM- 2:25 PM L. Keegans (N)A010616
Services
Network Support 1050 M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45AM-10:45 AM L. Harrison
Services M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25AM- 2:25 PM L. Harrison
M,W,R TBA (Call for times) L. Harrison
PC Support 900 M,T,W,R,F. (A) 7:45AM- 10:45AM L. Harrison
M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25 AM- 2:25 PM L. Harrison
M,W,R TBA (Call for times) L. Harrison
Web Design 1050 M,T,W,R,F (A) 7:45 AM-10:45 AM L. Harrison
M,T,W,R,F (P) 11:25AM- 2:25PM L. Harrison
M,W,R TBA (Call for times) L. Harrison
Patient Care Technician 600 M,T,W,R TBA (Call for times and B. Coon H170694
Health Sciences schedule)
Foundation
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Adv. Home Health
Aide
Allied Health
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Phlebotomy* 165 M,T,W,R TBA (Call for times and B. Coon H170302
*Sequenced Program: schedule)
Health Sciences is required
core.
Practical Nursing 1350 MTWRF TBA (Call for times and N.Chumley H170605
(preparation for LPN) schedule) C. York
Full-time and Part-time (PM) T. Meadows
available


1981 and 48 counties are ac-
tively involved. All are gov-
erned by local boards. Ac-
cording to Shank, records
from 2003-2004 show that
4,115 arrests were made in
Florida with cash awards of
$732,740.
Shank stated that she
works with local TV each
week, in addition to placing
'wanted posters" in the local
newspaper, to ask for assis-
tance from the public. Tip-
sters are given an 800 tele-
phone number to call anony-
mously. Each caller is given
an identifier/special number
in lieu of giving their personal
information. Tipsters can
then call back to check on
their reward. The board uses
a point system to determine
the amount of-the reward
which can range up to $1,000.
Shank said that the amount
was based upon the severity
of the crime. Crime Stoppers
provides a bank with a
tipster's special identifier
number so that person can
receive their cash reward.
Callers provide tips on all
types of crimes, on misde-
meanors and felonies as well
as information about meth
labs and dead beat parents




Red Door Group
extends invitation
to community
The Red Door Group ofAl-
coholics Anonymous meets
Monday evenings at 7 at 144
Circle Drive in DeFuniak
Springs. Meetings last about
an hour, and are open to any-
one with a desire to stop
drinking. No dues or fees.
"If you want to drink, that's
your business. If you want to
stop, that's ours," said a
spokeperson for the group.
For more information callAA
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interested members of the
community to contact her
about serving on the board.
She can be reached at 267-


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The DeFuniak Springs Ro-
tary Club meets every
Wednesday at noon at
McLain's Family Steakhouse
and invites anyone interested
in a service club to join them
for lunch.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


WALTON COUNTY THIS MONTH


The Walton County Health Department promotes and protects the health and safety of all residents and visitors of Walton County by pre-
venting epidemics and the spread of disease, protecting against environmental hazards, preventing injuries, promoting and encouraging
healthy behaviors, responding to disasters and assisting the community in recovery efforts.
The Health Department is located at 493 North 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. The original building was constructed in 1956, and has been
expanded five times to fit the needs of the community. Construction on a new facility is planned to begin in 2006 will be build across the
road from the present facility. The Coastal Branch facility was built in 2003.
The Health Department sections include administration, environmental health, public health communications, nursing services, clinical ser-
vices, the healthy start program, school health services, vital statistics, and the WIC program.
Jim A. Jones, M.P.M. became Health Administrator of the Walton County Health department on July 1, 2005. Mr. Jones has worked in the
field of public health for 33 years, most recently he served as the health director for Stanly County Health Department in Albermarle, N.C.
During his tenure in Albermarle he organized, financed and delivered various health department programs and worked with staff, boards and
advisory committees to develop well inspection rules and animal control and solid waste ordinances. He earned a master's degree in public
health from the University of North Carolina in 1977 and a A.B. in History and Political Science in 1966 from High Point College in High
Point, N.C. "It is an honor to have the opportunity to work in this capacity at the local county health level," says Jones. "I am passionate
about public health and excited to be working with the Walton County Health Department officials to ensure that county residents remain
safe and healthy."


Walton County Health Department Adminis-
trator Jim .ione: and Phyllis Morse,
Administrative Assistant


Gail Allen, Comn'irunit
Health Nursing Director


Business Manager Carol
Whited has been with the
SWalton County, Health De-
partmcrit for 30 Nears and
Gail Allen. Nursing Direc-
tor ha.s o worked there for 25
years.


I The \\jn h ali[iut, CO i-i elth JI epirrimerai on Hig;.;. x, 3 I IIDFj ijk S'prm- nd Lthe
Branch tkicilit;,Ikc ate d at 3o I urLcnm..i.-I Tm IlSanta R~-a Bcic


Management Analyst
Harriett Sinimons has been
with the Health Department
19 years.

Vicki Buress handles all
'. itel S tlll l i\A .>:'. ld ,,
\ which includes birth and
death certificates


Debora (Campbell'. l ob a.s Public
He.althConirilunicajiion Manacer is
to help keep the'public informed
.bout health and kell-nes.- issuess
Dunnr2 a humrnc.-iie 'he spends- her
timre i the Ei (-(7 isjling rele.ise .e
.i-
about liIo'., iti h rijndle sin.iiatiio l
uJhi j'_ foio'd '-p ildae. hov. and
..Ien to hioll .. ate. ar'it.atiol i and
oiler health relaitd Co rcern\s \ s.it Jenpnife
rle Health Deparnicenim ,.eb site at IN i He
1. .v. d, ,h d i-.tjie.tl uIS chd...-i lion tor IEpider
nore ir tori.citio n Itnit,
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Immunizations are one of the most sig-
nificant public,health achievements of the R
20th century. Vaccines have eradicated ,
smallpox, eliminated wild poliovirus in l
the U.S. and significantly reduced the r
number of cases of measles, diphtheria,
rubella, pertussis and other diseases. Get-
ting.immuniized is a lifelong, life-
protecting effort. Contact the Walton


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Butts. RN.. Beth
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Clin mical staff oft'er \.onomen's -ihealh seI. ic- Iicltudihng fa1 nil', plar', ring and breast and cer', ical
cancer screening, pregiinanc, testing and Pre Iun piI'. e e li ilbit. ,-,r Pregnant \\ _omen
( medicaid eligibility for pregnarii t .n '. imeni, inILUnTii1 atiI ior-. for adults and childrenn .sei. ll:
transnutted di:.ease testing and treatment. and TB mn iT-a.Ieic1ent.


',walton County
HEATH DEPARTMENt


r \Weisensee. RN iSchool Healthi, (-CirId, Oen.ll
health, Starti, Tanmi Sunda'.. RN
miolog, and Laura Brazell. RN Assistant Com-
Health Nursing Director
School Health Sen ices promote student health
through prc\ention. early interx\cntion, and
treatment or referral for acute or chronic health
problems. These ser. ices are pro, ided to all
children in \\alton Count; in grades K-12.

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Stepharie Pitt ScenTi! Cotrinunrt Health Nulse
2 5 i -: Brenda Boring and
nt, a.. l:., ;.: '- NNuie Practitioner
l .J I,,au c'Ia Stanton.
E in. ro i mental
H ,alih Staff:
Scott ( araway, In-
spectoi. Crystal
Steele, EH Manager
MaLt t_ Coleman, EH


Nell Brake is with the WIC program.
WIC stands for women, infants and chil-
dren. WIC is a nutrition program and
provides at, healthy foods, nutrition edu-
cation and counseling, breastfeeding
support and referrals for health care. To
be eligible you must be a Florida resi-
dent who is pregnant or breastfeeding, a
woman who has recently been pregnant,
an infant, or a child under 5 years old.


County Health Department today to see if ..\ Si super. is~or, Brett There are financial guidelines as well.
you are up to-date! Give them a call them .' Peci erson, Inspector,
at 892-8015 or 267-3598. a Ea. a Bearden, Inspector, Mike Kish, Inspector

The Environmental Health Office at the Walton County Health Department works to promote and protect the health and safety of all resi-
dents and visitors in Walton County by providing several programs throughout the county. These include monitoring the mosquito popu- pI i
lation to prevent arboviruses such as eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus. They inspect body piercing salons and tanning sa-
lons. Restaurants, daycare facilities, movie theaters, assisted living facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and school cafeterias are inspected
to make sure they operate in a safe and sanitary manner. Group care facilities are also monitored to assure they comply with minimum L
standards relating to the protection of health, safety and the well being of those using the facility. Mobile home and recreational vehicle i
parks are inspected to make sure the drinking water supply is safe to drink and there is proper disposal of sewage. Swimming pools and
bathing places are inspected to minimize the risk of diseases and injury at public swimming pools. The department is also responsible for
reviewing the plans and issuing a new pool construction permit. All animal bites in Walton County are reported to Environmental Health,
and if needed the biting animal is tested for the rabies virus.
In 1998 Florida coastal counties began conducting beach water sampling every two weeks and reporting the results on line and in the Environmental Health Week was August 7-13, 2005
local news.. The samples aie analyzed for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria. High concentrations of these bacteria may indicate
the presence of microorganisms that could cause disease and infections. Weekly results are posed on line at www.doh.state.fl.us. Sara Comander, Public Information August 2005


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


Editor:
Regarding beach restoration in Walton County.
The Department of Environmental Protection recognizes
the impact of Hurricane Dennis on the Panhandle
beaches. We opened a field office in Walton County to as-
sist with the recovery' efforts. Staff are in the process of
assessing that damage in detail and working with local gov-
ernments and homeowners to deter-
mine appropriate actions that will restore the beach and
dune system and protect it against future storms.
We understand and appreciate the local interest in local
problems. I will also forward your e-mail to the Bureau of
Beaches and Coastal Systems. It is their responsibility to
evaluate the statewide situation, assess circumstances rela-
tive to one another, and provide the best information.they
can about the overall situation to the Governor, the Florida
Legislature, and Congress, where appropriations decisions
are made.
In addition, we continue to work on the hurricane recov-
ery actions necessary to address the damage from last year's
four devastating hurricanes and one tropical storm. As a
result of these storms, the Department developed a hurri-
cane recovery plan to address both short term and long
term recovery of the state's beaches. You may visit our web
site at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/beaches/ to review the
hurricane recovery plan in its entirety. I further encourage
you to periodically check our web site for updates on our
efforts in response to these devastating storms.
Collectively, these actions represent a massive workload
and an unprecedented recovery effort. We appreciate your
comments and your patience as we approach hurricane re-
covery in the most organized, efficient and responsive way
possible.
John R. Peterson
director
Office of Citizen Services
DEP
Tallahassee



DeFuniak resident killed

in Kings Lake Road accident


By BRUCE COLLIER
An accident on Kings Lake
Road, west of DeFuniak
Springs, claimed the life of a
DeFuniak Springs resident
on August 11.
Florida Highway Patrol
investigator Cpl. D. Davis
reports that a vehicle was
proceeding south on Kings
Lake Road at about 10 p.m.
The driver was Jeremy D.
Locklear, 29, of 103 E. Or-
ange BlossomAvenue, DeFu-
niak Springs. There were no
other occupants.
The vehicle approached a


curve and, for an "unknown
reason," crossed the north-
bound lane, going onto the
east shoulder.
Locklear apparently over-
corrected, turning clockwise
and traveling acr'9s the
roadway onto the west shoul-
der.
The vehicle overturned,
ejecting Locklear, who died of
his injuries.
According to the FIP re-
port, Locklear was not wear-
ing a seatbelt, and alcohol
appears to have been in-
volved.


I DeFUNJAK SPRINGS
POLICE REPORT

Officers of the DeFuniak Springs Charles Frederick Walker, 41,
Police Department arrested the follow- DFS, DUI,
ing people during the week ending Nadine Renee Robinson, 45,
August 28, 2005: DFS, Trespass after warning,
SMarvin Williams Jr., 36, Theft,
J.D., 17, DFS, Retail theft, forgery, uttering a.forged instrument,
John Ralph Bradshaw, 54, Free- Pamela Currington, 41, VOP,
port, Retail theft, Oleida Bravo, 32, No DL.


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies
arrested the following people during
the week ending August 28, 2005:
Terry Dean Skipper, 49, Panama
City Beach, Assault, disorderly con-
duct,
Genaro Ramirez Zoniga, 34, SRB,
No valid DL,
Ray Donald Matthews, 24, Nash-
ville, FTA,
Cecil Bellamy, 24, DFS, Commit-
ment order (child support
John Harlan Geralds; 31, DFS,
FVOP,
Terrance Weber, 39, New York,
Warrant for failure to return leased
property, resisting officer w/o violence,
Melissa N. Farquhar, 39, SRB,
MVOP,
Martha Lynn Wilkens, 41, Destin,
FVOP (Okaloosa Co.),
Austin Weidel, 21, Inlet Beach,
Armed robbery (OJ),
Adolfo Feliciano Gutierra, 23,
FWB, No valid DL,
Samuel Alan Roche, 24, Verhon,
DUI,
James Steven Summersgill, 35,
Sandestin, Trespass, VOP,
David Lee Fuqua, 30, Panama
City, Aggravated assault, engaging in
criminal offense w/weapon, improper
exhibition of a firearm,
Willie Randall Short, 52, Freeport,
MVOP,
Michael S. Scharver, 36, DFS,
Reckless driving,
Trevor Lucas Nelson, 21,
Niceville, MVOP,
Justin Wade Nolin, 20, Laurel Hill,
MVOP,
P.C.H., 17, Freeport, Aggravated
battery w/deadly weapon, criminal
mischief x2,
o Marc E. Rushing, 37, Red Bay,
Trespass in structure,
Paul A. Williams, 19, Westville,
MVOP,
Neil Charles Pilgrim, 36, DFS,
FVOP,
Dennis Carl Bartenbach, 34,
Deatin, MVOP,
,:l,.r. Maddox, 32, Pensacola,
FTA,
Ronnie E. Jones, 60, DFS, Allow-
ing dogs to roam,
Ronald Ray Yaun, 44, SRB, Pos-


session of listed essential chemicals,
poss. of drug paraphernalia, traffick-
Sing in methamphetamine +200 grams,
Jerry Wayne Rowsey, 34, Free-
port, Possession of listed essential
chemicals, poss. of drug parapherna-
lia, trafficking in methamphetamine
+200 grams,
Jacob Michael Warf, 26,
Crestview, FVOP,
e Thomas Allen Mealer, 41,
Niceville, Dealing in stolen property,
Stephen Raymond, 50, Niceville,
Worthless check (Okaloosa Co.),
Joseph Herbert Potto, 31, DFS,
FVOP,
*April Nicole Chambers; 39, Destin,
DWLSR,
Randall Combs, 49, DFS, Battery
domestic,
Nancy Ann Combs, 48, DFS, Bat-
tery domestic,
Crystal Rhodes, 40, DFS, Battery,
Richard Malcolm Parker, 46, DFS,
Possession of cannabis, poss. of para-
phernalia, obstruction by disguised
person,
*Jose Solorio Reyes, 23, DFS, DUI,
No valid DL,
Douglas Franklin Cox Jr., 25,
Freeport, Disorderly Intoxication,
Gildardo Lopez, 23, SRB, DUI,
Travis William Knauber, age not
given, DFS, DUI refused test,
Thomas Edward Stewart, 44,
Florala, Possession of paraphernalia,.
Edward O. Atha, 46, FWB, DUI
refused test,
Frank L. Lamb, 37, DFS, DUI,
Chris Arvin Mitchem, 25, Westville,
Worthless checks x2,
James Douglas Adams, 49, Lau-
rel Hill, Trafficking in methamphet-
amine, possession of marijuana, poss.
of listed essential chemicals, poss. of
drug paraphernalia, poss. of meth.,
Michael John Cordle, 29, DFS,
Trafficking in methamphetamine, pos-
session of marijuana, poss. of listed
essential chemicals, poss. of drug
paraphernalia, poss. of meth., child
abuse,
Patricia Adams, 43, Cottondale,
Trafficking in methamphetamine, pos-
session of marijuana, poss. of listed
essential chemicals, poss. of drug
paraphernalia,
Steven Jack Bracewell, 34, No
address given, FVOP x2.


BREEZE


From Pg 4A


Walton County had the good sense to move back the dune
line. It must be done again and again and again perhaps. I
saw homes perched on the edge of sand cliffs with nothing
but a flattened beach in front. I understand many homes
have been condemned.
"I also saw this past April the destruction in Orange Beach,
Gulf Shores, Perdido area. High rises wiped out shocking?
No this is NATURE! You can't fight it.
"I'm sending an article I tore out of the most recent Duke
Magazine Orrin Pilkey says it all.
"Thought you might like to see it and pass it along to WHO-
EVER!
"One day maybe the developers won't have all the say-so.
They build, sell out and don't care what happens. They got
their share of the pie.
"Developers can be sensitive and can build environmen-
tally wonderful places for us beach lovers and nature lov-
ers. The city and county are ultimately responsible. True?
"Thanks for reading this from a nature lover and south
Walton County lover and one who always reads your papers
when there!". 1. -


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In the above referenced article, Pilkey told of how, in Au-
gust of 1969, he watched in utter dismay when Hurricane
Camille passed within ten miles of his parents' home in
Waveland, MS. You'll remember this storm clocked in at 200-
miles-per-hour and was the greatest storm to cross an Ameri-
can shoreline in the twentieth century. He and his brother
rushed down to "bail out the folks." Employees, along with
"their families, dogs, and even goldfish, crowded into a build-
ing designed to resist an errant Saturn engine blast." The
family home withstood the force of the storm the twenty-
foot storm surge left five feet of water inside. (Yes, and it
was the 25/30 foot storm surge of Dennis that wrecked havoc
on Walton County beaches. Panama City and probably
Destin were spared, for the most part, with their flat and
deep beach setting. When our son Gary and grandson Ben-
jamin were propping up the west side of our deck, a young
man who rode the storm out at Sand Cliffs Condo, next door,
came over and told them that as the storm passed, foam
from the gigantic waves went over our house! What a rev-
elation!)
Pilkey revealed that two months earlier he and his engi-
neer father toured beachfront homes to observe quality of
construction with his father pointing out which beachfront
properties would survive hurricanes and which would not
and why. Bear in mind, Camille was a category 5 hurricane.


Police warn of


telephone scam


By BRUCE COLLIER
The DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice Department is warning
the public about the latest
telephone scam.
Police have received sev-
eral complaints from indi-
viduals regarding this scam,
which takes the form of a
telephone solicitation.
The caller asks for informa-


tion, then asks to come the
the house for a "water
sample."
The police are asking the
public to be aware that this
is a scam, and to call he De-
Funiak Springs Police De-
partment at 892-8511 with
any information they may
have about the scam.


A post-storm tour of the same area, told a somber tale
none of the homes, well built or otherwise withstood the
mighty force of the winds and waves.
According to Pilkey, "a decade later there were still va-
cant lots along the shoreline with steps leading to nowhere."
(Sounds a lot like Walton County does it not?)
Hurricane Hugo followed, ten years later, a category 3
storm, slammed into South Carolina. Society was wealthier
with a Federal Emergency Management Agency. The post-
storm response was a little different. Hugo became a "ur-
ban renewal project." Larger and more costly buildings re-
placed damaged smaller ones.
You get the picture. Urban renewal projects are still on-
going. Mom and Pop owners of gulf front properties are
slowly but surely being forced to sell out and move to higher
ground. We can't afford to foot the bill for all that is being
thrown at us in order to preserve what is left of our prop-
erty? The angry gulf waters has claimed some 40 to 50 feet
of our property already. I am so thankful for the memories
of the last thirty plus years family reunions, sister parties,
unbelievable sunrises and sunsets, all the sea creatures,
large and small, provided by the Master of the Universe,
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TAXES FR(
are retirees on fixed incomes.
The demographics of our
county show the greatest in-
crease in population is the
over 45 years old category,
with a majority of those over
60 years old. People who have
invested in Walton County
for future retirement are al-
ready re-thinking their deci-
sions because of the huge in-
creases in their property
taxes. You would do these
citizens an enormous favor
by giving them a break with
a one mil reduction.
"Housing for lower income
people in Walton County is
practically non-existent.
Those lucky enough to find
housing certainly can use
some tax relief. Higher prop-
erty taxes translate to long
term renters as well. These
are hard working lower and
middle class people who will
receive rent increases when
landlords pass along their
increases to tenants. A one
mil reduction will benefit all
taxpayers in the county.
"Walton County can kill the
golden goose if we are not
careful. Our tax bills will con-
tinue to increase with prop-
erty values. The only way
taxpayers are going to real-
ize any relief is with a reduc-
tion in property taxes."
The letter ended by saying,
"You can make a difference in
our lives and pocketbooks by
allowing us to keep more of
our hard-earned money."
Walton County Commis-
sion Chairman Ken Pridgen
said they have dropped the
millage rate for the last two
years and may be able to drop
it again some this year.
"We have to be careful. We
have to be sure that we have
money to pay for needed ser-
vices," he said. "We (the Com-
mission) are all Republicans
and we have to be conserva-


oM FRONT
tive, but we must also provide
services to the public. If you'll
step back and look at the last
five or six years at the call
volume of EMS, the sheriff's
office or fire departments,
and them look at them today,
you'll get an idea of what I'm
talking about."
"We have voted to keep the
millage at its current level,
which still allows us to lower
it at our first budget hearing.
I expect that during that
meeting on Sept. 6, we'll
probably lower the millage
rate some, I don't know how
much."
Walton County Commis-
sioner Larry Jones said drop-
ping the millage by a full mil
is a great idea, but not very
practical.
"Demand for services in-
crease along with popluation
and we want to keep Walton
County ahead of the curve,"
he said. "We also discussed
the hiring and retaining of
good employees and that's
hard to do when you don't
pay them well.
"The WCTA today sup-
ported the large budget in-
crease in the Walton County
Sheriff's Office, 90 percent of
which is finded by ad velorem
taxes, whereas county wide
services are only funded by
approximately 40 percent in
ad velorem taxes," he said.
Jones said the Commission
has decreased the millage
rate substantially over the
last several years. "Person-
ally, I support another one-
quarter to one-third reduc-
tion in the millage rate.
"People have to remember
that the rising gasoline and
fuel costs affects us, too. Ma-
terial costs have gone up as
well. I want to prevent us
having to come back and
raise the millage rate if we
get caught up short," he said.


Editor:
Last week there was a letter to the editor about lagging
public attention and city support for the Chautauqua As-
sembly. The editor of this newspaper wrote about the possi-
bility the Assembly may go away.
There was also an article about citizens stepping up to
eradicate weeds from cracks in downtown sidewalks of De-
Funiak Springs. There were other articles about people in-
volvement throughout the community. We have the Heri-
tage Association, Hometown Christmas, 4th of July Celebra-
tion, and many other organizations giving our town distinc-
tion. People are involved in many ways.
DeFuniak Springs is no different than other small towns
trying to serve all the public needs. It takes both govern-
ment and the volunteer spirit of a community to keep things
moving ahead. But sometimes it takes an awakening to kick
start new ideas and new beginnings for a community.
Looking at what we all know is just around, the corner,
tremendous residential development; we need to take a fresh
look at who we want to be as a community. This should be
our awakening.
Some of the new thinking around town includes well-
planned public oasis at the old hospital property on College
Avenue with a focus on senior needs. Such a facility would
fit right in with the Chautauqua Assembly, Elder Hostel,
and other activities that seem to draw the traveling senior
crowd. Most of all it would fill a void in a community with a
growing senior population.
A new idea being taken on by a private citizen is the pro-
tection and enhancement of the crown jewel of DeFuniak
Springs, the Lakeyard. This effort is focused on the control
of serious erosion and restoration of native vegetation. Also,
the Hall of Brotherhood, known as the'Chautauqua Build-
ing, has a private group heading up an effort to refurbish
and rebuild the facility. In addition, Christmas Reflections
is the most visible of spotlight on the Lakeyard, drawing
thousands of visitors.
So, we have the ChautauquaAssembly, the Hall of Brother-
hood, the restoration and protection of the Lakeyard, and
the highly successful Christmas Reflections celebration, all
of which are private citizen initiatives. This seems to be a
good start for a community trying to define itself. These
four initiatives have the potential of generating and sup-
porting development, tourism, and expanded business. The
undeniable focus is on the Lakeyard, and these events are a
winning combination that could bring significant change to
downtown DeFuniak.
For success there must be cooperation and support be-
tween government and the citizenry. It's time for the City
Council to step up to the plate and join the citizens movers
and shakers of this community. The Council has an oppor-
tunity to demonstrate by deed, including financial support;
they are joining forces to move the community forward with
a central focus.
J. Buie Hillard
DeFuniak Springs


Emerald Coast Woodturning Guild seminar to be held


The Emerald Coast
Woodturning Guild sponsor-
ing a seminar on
woodturning Sept. 10, 9 a.m.


-4 p.m. at the Freeport Com- members, by nationally fa- call Ro Ferreira 622-0942,
munityCenter. Therewillbe mous woodturner, Dave Bill Stephenson 850-622-
a $30 fee (includes lunch) for Barriger. 9531 or Mike D'Autilia 850/
members and $35 for non- For further information, 267-1128.


Editor:
The recent editorial in the paper about the Chautauqua
Assembly was great, good and to the point.
Sometimes the editorials are "what is he thinking of." This
one a keeper. As I read the article, I was in my sewing room
and in front of me is an egg timer and, as I read, I kept
turning it over and over and watching the white sand flow
thru the tiny opening.
A thought came and I saw the south end of the county's
white sand problem solved. With the lack of the interest,
lack of funding by the city, lack of pride in the program, and
all it has to offer go through the sand time, was more than
sad.
St. Joe doing the Assembly? What a joke. Where do they
plan to have it?
What is the budget board thinking of? Who is on the board?
What interests do they have concerning the south end of
Walton? Hey, We need the Assembly. It brings, growth,
money from the participants for hotels, motels, restaurants,
shops, gas tax.
DeFuniak Springs, in true thoughts, in the Chautauqua
Assembly. I have volunteered in the Hospitality Booth and
it was so great to meet persons from all over, the speakers,
and learning another time and being from long ago.
True, Diane is no shrinking violet, she is sharp, no-holds-
barred style of self expression. That's what make her Diane.
You either like her or not like her, but that is not the issue
here at all. The issue is the survival of a great historical
event. We need it, the city needs it. It's a time to go back in
history. This is now-or-never tradition we need to preserve.
For a change, let's have the sand flow up this way for a
change, and not south. Too much already has gone that way.
Eleanor Frick
DeFuniak Springs


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Pilot Club announces third annual craft fair


The DeFuniak Springs
Pilot Club has scheduled
the third annual
Countryside Market Place
for Saturday, Oct. 1, at
Green Acres Park, 353
Juniper Lake Road. This
year's event promises to be
bigger and better than ever.
The Walton County Art
League and Chautauqua
Porcelain Artists will be
joining forces with the


Market Place to provide
many more shopping oppor-
tunities for the public.
Space is also available for
crafters, both hobby and
professional, at a cost of
only $10.
There will be more activi-
ties and entertainment to
appeal to all age groups this
year, including many more
games for children, and an
exciting Battle of the Bands


for teenagers. Activities for
adults include the 'Old
Country Store,' with
antiques and collectibles, as
well as handmade crafts,
and, of course, old fashioned
"penny candy" and boiled
peanuts. The silent auction
is promising lots of shop-
ping opportunities, too.
Don't forget the fabulous
Pilot Club bake sale.
Another new feature will be


our old fashioned soda foun-
tain, which will be operated
by Martha Ingle.
The Walton County
Sheriff's Department and.
the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department will be
assisting with a Trike-a-
Thon and Bike-a-Thon for
the kids. Some lucky par-
ticipant in each of these
activities will win a new tri-
cycle or bicycle donated by


our business sponsors.
There will be the usual
hamburgers, hot dogs, and
colas. But the new twist is
that they will be served by
our public officials. Many
elected officials, both cur-
rent and past, have already
volunteered to assist with
the concessions for the occa-
sion. Make plans to come
out and let them serve you.
Proceeds from the event


will go to support the Pilot
Club's community project,
the Friendship House Brain
Support Center, staffed
entirely by volunteers to
provide education, informa-
tion, and support services to
families affected by any
type brain disorder.
To reserve a space as a
crafter or other vendor (no
food products), call 892-
0565 or 892-5687.


AA UDE
SAND LDERS
ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL celebrated
the kick off of their
"Classic Cookie
Dough" fundraiser
oa. Friday, August
26, with the Cookie
Critter. The Cookie
Critter welcomed
students to school
that morning and
visited some of Mrs.
Hester's Pre-K stu-
dents while they were
enjoying breakfast.
The fundraiser will
continue through
September 7. To get
some of these
scrumptious cookies,
call the school at
892-1260 and help
support MSES PTO.


"Grit & Grace:

Old Friends

Remembered"

announces final cast

By BRUCE COLLIER
Following final auditions on August 20 and 21, "Grit & Grace" Director
Jeremiah Campbell has announced the final. cast of this year's
production.
Titled "Grit & Grace: Old Friends Remembered," the 2005 production
of Walton County's original folk-life drama will be a reprise of favorite
vignettes, sketches, songs and dances from the previous years'
productions.
In the cast of this year's production are Jim Whitehead, Wilbur
Burkett, Joe Stanko, Ben Lutz, Matt Miller, Jeff Lutz, Jim Dillard,
Gayle Brotherton, Rhonda Cloutier, Kim Profitt, Sharee Rosado, Andrea
Harvey, Rosemary Garner, Jeremiah Campbell, Conner Ricks, Lena
Lanier, Kristen Garcia, Teondria Guice, Sara Lowry, Ann Robinson,
Russel Hughes, Sheri Caswell, David Miller, Danny Lutz, Tracey Nick,
Walt Campbell, Janelle Lutz, Hannah Neville, Cheri Kline, Susie
Arnold, Kimberly Miller, Paul Stephens, Helen Dillard, and Lynn
Mayfield. Campbell said that the first full-cast rehearsal will be held
on September 8, at a time and place to be announced.
Production dates and curtain times for"Grit & Grace: Old Friends
Remembered" are November 5 and 12 at 7 p.m., and November 6 and 13
at 2:30 p.m., in the Freeport High School auditorium.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children
and students.
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what I asked of Him. So
now I give him to the Lord.
For his whole life he will be
given over to the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:27-28
Matthew Jameson was
born July 22, 2005 and
weighed six pounds, four
ounces and was 19 inches
long.
The proud parents are
Jimmy and Serena Cook.
Maternal grandparents are
Jack and Linda Green, of
Blounstown, FL. Paternal
grandparents are James and
mag- m Mary Cook, of DeFuniak
-- m Springs.
Matthew Jameson Cook is
living with his parents in
THE NEW GROUP OF RED HATTERS held their first meeting on July 28 at Holley- Fairhope, AL.
King Lake Resorts.
They are called "The Red Hat Play Girls of DeFuniak Springs."
In above photo, seated, Queen Cathy Combs, (l-r) Gigi Cooper, Eleanor Marzrillo, Debbie
Gossman, Nancy Alexander, Sally Orlosky, Cathy Davis, Peggy Miller, Becky Carroll, Betty
McKenzie, and Margaret Sanders.



Cousins

-?eunion set
The Griggs cousins Re-
union is scheduled for Sat- s "
urday, Sept. 3, at the Valley
View Community Center
from 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
Family and friends are in-
vited to come and bring a cov-
ered dish, drink, and old fam-
ily photos. Paper products
and ice will be provided.
Also anyone who sings or
plays a musical instrument
is urged to participate. There .
will be a copy machine avail-
Sable to make copies of old MORE THAN 60 family a
photos. birthday on Aug. 27 at his sc
For more information call sister and their spouses, and
836-4337 or 897-3305.
Please join us in the celebration of Open Door

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Stanley

Fiftieth WeddingAnniversay eetig

At a reception onb scheduled
Saturday, the seventeenth of Septem6er The Open Door Commu-
nity Club will hold its first
meeting of the year on Sept.
Two thousandandfive 8, at the Best Western Motel
in DeFuniak Springs.
At two o'cfockin the afternoon The members gather at 11
a.m. for a social time. Lun-
cheon begins at 11:30
At Leonia Baptist Church a.m.and the speaker is usu-
ally presented at noon.
Leonia, Florida The Open Door Commu-
nity Club meets every second
Thursday from September to
May.




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his wife Marie G. Hinson.


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OWC fitness classes offered


Okaloosa-Walton College
will offer a series of non-
credit fitness classes through
the college's PRIME Time
program. Included are per-
sonal enrichment courses in
belly dancing, Tai Chi,
Enerchi, exercise through
relaxation, happy hikers and
outdoor adventures, and


ECOTREK nature hikes.
Course fees range from $15
to $65.
Registration is September
13 at the OWC Niceville cam-
pus, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in
building "K" and 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. in building "C". Regis-
tration continues Sept. 14


until classes are filled. Web
registration is open to previ-
ous PRIME Time partici-
pants. Courses are designed
for the retirement commu-
nity but are open to adults of
any age.
For information, call 729-
6084 or 729-6085.


New Orleans, Slidell families take shelter at First Baptist


By BRUCE COLLIER
A group of families, hurri-
cane refugees from New'Or-
leans and Slidell, LA., took
shelter at First Baptist
Church in DeFuniak Springs
on Monday and Tuesday.
The church serves as an


American Red Cross shelter.
Red Cross volunteer Patricia
King said that the families
came to DeFuniak Springs
when the Freeport school
shelter closed this morning.
"Freeport closed because
school was starting back up,"


said King. "[First Baptist]
was gracious enough to take
them."
The families, which include
an elderly couple brought
from Louisiana by a neigh-
bor, left on Tuesday to stay
in Crestview.


PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT, Amanda Bell, Melinda Hagan, and Danny Arch.


Locals complete Wyoming Outlaw Trail Ride


DeFuniak Springs resi-
dents Amanda Bell and
DannyArch, along with Den-
ver resident Melinda Bell
Hagan, participated in the
15th Annual 2005. Outlaw
Trail Ride, August 5-13. This
was a week-long trail ride
that originates in the Hole,
in-the-Wall country and ends
seven days later in
Thermopolis, WY.
This ride is held every Au-
gust with the proceeds going
to charitable causes through-
out the Thermopolis commu-
nity.
Every year, private land-
owners open up their ranches
to allow 100 riders a unique
opportunity to enjoy-thou-
sands of acres of beautiful,



Randal


joins


Army

Richard E. Randall has
joined the United States
Army under the delayed en-
try program. The program
gives young men and women
the opportunity to delay en-
tering active duty for up to
one year.
Randall, a 2004 graduate
of Walton County Vocational
School, Defuniak Springs,
FL., will report to Fort
Leonard Wood, Waynesville,
MO., for active duty on Sep-
tember 15, 2005.
He is the only brother of
Michael C. Randall of Hwy.
83N, Defuniak Springs.


scenic landscapes.
Bell said, "It was the ride
of a lifetime. This country
looks the same as it did 100
years ago. We saw teepee
rings and old homesteads
from the year 1906."
Bell noted, "I enjoyed the
Hole-in-the-Wall the best.
This is an escape route that
Butch Cassidy and the Wild'
Bunch used in the late
1800s."


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were in the saddle from 7:30
to 5:30 p.m. The landscape
was constantly changing.
One hour you would be in
gently rolling hills, and the
next hour you would be in red
canyons with step cliffs."
To learn, more about this
unique event, log on to
www.ridoutlawtrail.com or
call toll-free 1-888-362-
RIDE.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY sponsored a summer read-
ing program for the second year. The program began on June 13, 2005, and ended on July
25. This program was guided once again by Ewa Bearden, the DFS Friends of the Library
secretary-tteasurer.
During the first summer, there were eight participants in the summer reading program.
This summer, Brearden signed up 24 children. Eight of those children: turned in their final
totals. The top three participants were Bailie Carter, in first place with 292 books requiring
55.5 hours to read. Evan Cowie was second, with 45 books read in 23 hours and Brandon
Vaughn came in third, with 14 books read in 23.5 hours. Also participating and winning a
prize was Kelly Evans.
The DeFuniak Springs Friends of the Library look forward to another successful summer
in 2006. Pictured (l-r) are Kelly Evans, Ewa Bearder, Bailie Carter, and Anne Ryan.

Tentz/Stone Io Wec(

vMr. and Mrs. John Pentz III
and
: 'qMr. and Mrs. Toby Stone
SwoufCiike to announce the marriage of their chilCren

Vanessa Denise Pentz
S." and

S-,-John MvichaeCStone

On SaturihI/, .
the tenrti-
of Seytemibr. "
,-o' at four o'clock
Sat in the eveinii qL
at Southwide BapFltisr
Churcli.
'Reception immcdiiae \ i
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9aitfof'Brotherhood.
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Walton Middle

School cheerleaders

hold summer clinic


Michael arrives
for duty
Army Cpl. Daniel J.
Michael has arrived for duty
at the Minneappolis Recruit-
ing Battalion, MN.
Michael, .an army re-
cruiter with six years of mili-
tary service, is the son of
Billy Copeland and Barbara
Copeland, both of Hurricane
Drive, DeFuniak Springs,
FL.
The corporal is a 1996
graduate of Grand Prairie
High School, TX.


The fall sports season has
arrived and athletes all over
Walton County are exercis-
ing, practicing their moves
and preparing for the initial
kick-offs and tip-offs of this
area's many talented teams.
The Walton Middle School
cheerleaders have been uti-
lizing their weekends to train
for the 2005 season openers.
Hurricane Dennis destroyed
their plans for summer camp,
but the 11-person squad was
elated to attend Saturday
sessions at the WMS gym.
These eight-hour clinics were
hosted by Cheerleading Tech-
nique Camp of Gainesville,
FL.
Lauren Brewer, Beth
Cargo, and Kelly Fitzpatrick,
all CTC counselors, shared
intricate dance routines, safe
stunting procedures and
their corporation's 2005
cheers and chants with the


WMS squad.
As part of the camp's rec-
ognition for individual hard
work and team spirit, several
awards were presented dur-
ing the August 13 activities.
Kyla Wilkinson, the team's
captain, was acknowledged
for her excellence in cheer
performance. Amber Jones
was recognized for her stunt-
ing ability and diversity. Jas-
mine Minniefield was
awarded best jump honors.
Devero Bogart received the
best dance honors and Joy
Williams received the cov-
eted best cheerleading atti-
tude award.
The WMS squad features
only three returning mem-
bers, but the eight rookie
cheerleaders and brand new
sponsor, Victoria Fountain,
are all ecstatic about their
debut at the August football
and girl's basketball games.


THE WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL cheerleaders practicing a new stunt at the recent
CTC camp. Bottom row (1 to r) Jelissa Whitehead, Karrie Fields, Kyla Wilkinson, Layla
Roberts, Aisha Scott, Amber Jones, Julisa Graham, Autumn Rosado; top row, Joy Will-
iams, Devero Bogart, and Jasmine Minniefield.


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FREEPORT LOCATION
Highway 20 East
FREEPORT, FL
835-4221


Janet Hurst
Broker/Realtor


GRAYTON BEACH LOCATION
113 Logan Lane
(beside Regional Utilities)
231-0500


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by Seiko
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DeFuniak Spgs, FL


(850) 892-3621


We are assisting the American Red Cross In an attempt to help our neighbors In Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabma
and parts of Florida. Adrian Garganious
We are sponsoring a drive to collect non-perishable Items. We will have a trailer In front of the LAKE DEFUNIAK Broker/Manager
REALTY OFFICE at 800 US HWY. 00, DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL beginning Wed., Aug. 81st.
Please call our office for a list of Items that you may donate to victims.
Help us help others less fortunately
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Funiak Springs, FL 32433 We SHIP via UPS (850) 892-3955
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Personal Fitness Trainer
Bio-mechanics of weigh Itraining
Specialist for Iraining older adults
Master witness Specialist
Self Defense Martial Arts
.en Wo:men
For appointment information Jarn & Larr, Harris
,call 259-9776 today DeFunak Springs, FL .-
f. IV~WA4LTON CH4ABER MEMBER .. .


VO'S TAILORING
WALTON PLAZA INSIDE FANCY NAILS
892-0466 (thru 8/06)


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ACCOUNTING PAYROLL
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3047 MAIN ST., VERNON
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Reliability, Comfort & Performance.
LIC. RA0064836 892-2804


PLATTS APPLIANCE REPAIR
4410 US HWY 90 W
892-4670


DAVID R. THOMAS
OFFICE 892-0700
FAX 892-0996
*CRIMINAL LAW
FAMILY LAW
PERSONAL INJURY

KATHE KOZLOWSKI, ESQ.
179 N. 9TH STREET, STE: 1
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433
850-951-1997
BANKRUPTCY FAMILY
CIVIL MATTERS PROBATE
'The hiring of a lawyer is an important
decision that should not be based
solely upon advertisements. Before you
dide, ask me to send you free written
information about my qualifications
and experience."


BRYANS USED CARS
1133 HWY 90 W DFS
DEWITT BRYAN 892-7148

T.P. MOTOR COMPANY
HWY. 90, 892-7444
YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR LIKE
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AA AUTO SALVAGE
442 CTY HWY 1087
MOSSY HEAD 850-892-3256


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

NATIONAL TIRE BROKERS
829 HWY. 90 WEST, DFS
892-5191

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



RANDEL'S BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS
892-1011 PD .1.051


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


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE!


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


RV SITE,
WATER, ELECTRIC, SEWER, CABLE
892-7229


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


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



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



STAN'S HOME REPAIR
REPAIRS A-Z NO JOBS TOO SMALL
REASONABLE RATES FREE EST.
INSURED. CELL: 850-496-8181
HOME: 850-892-9357 (TFN)
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JOHN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS LLC
LIC. & INS. FREE ESTIMATES
865-0924

Internet Service
DIAL UP & BROADBAND
I FIX COMPUTERS
892-0977



SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE
MOWING, TRIMMING, CLEAN-UP
DEPENDABLE, FREE EST. 892-5756 I

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

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


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


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


STORE-RITE STORAGE
NORTH OF TOM THUMB HWY. 83
892-3334 OR 7100
SURE-LOCK STORAGE
OPEN STORAGE FOR RV & BOAT
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
3734 US HWY 331 S (850) 892-6170
THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE
HWY. 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (CTFN)
GANDY'S STORAGE
331 S. WOODLAWN
892-0528


A-1 MINI STORAGE
1154 US HWY 90 W
DFS (850) 892-4677 (CTFN)


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


DAVE MUSIC STORE, MUSIC
LESSONS AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS &
ACCESSORIES. 892-7073 (CTFN)


FANCY NAILS -9 YRS EXPERIENCE
EYEBROW WAXING/PEDICURE CHAIR
931 US HWY 331
E (850) 892-0466 M-SAT. 9-7



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



COOPER CERTIFIED
MASTER FITNESS SPECIALIST.
JAN & LARRY HARRIS 259-9776




CLIFF GOBLE PEST CONTROL, LLC
SERVING SOUTH WALTON COUNTY
18 YEARS EXP., LIC. & INSURED
850-974-1963


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FREEPORT PHYSICALUTHERAPY
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


SJEMCO PLASTERING INC..
;11892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL

Portable Buildings

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



PRESSURE WASHING, HOUSES,
CONCRETE, ROOFS, NO JOB TOO
SMALL. EXP., LICENSED & INSURED
(850) 892-9620/cell 585-8412



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BUSINESS
HERE!
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892-3232

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HVAC CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS
PH. (850) 951-2555 FAX 892-6213


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HWY 90 W. DFS (850) 951-0664 (ctfn)


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


LYLE'S SALVAGE
BUYING CANS, COPPER & ALUMINUM
HWY. 90 W. 892-0123



WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.
835-3356



ALL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
REPAIRS*TUNE-UPS-OVERHAULS
FREE Pickup & Delivery 850-892-7887



R&M TREE SERVICE
BUCKET TRUCK & INSURED,
FIREWOOD FOR SALE 850-892-6440

McDONALD TREE SERVICE
BUCKET TRUCK & STUMP GRINDER
FULLY LICENSED & INSURED
850-892-7380. THANK YOU DEFUNIAK
& SURROUNDING AREAS FOR 27
YEARS OF SUPPORT.




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mately drive straight to the
out this past Sunday store of their advertisers that
and Monday, it gave are sponsoring that particu-
lar segment of the news.
me a chance to do two Over the past several years,
things. First, be, the Weather Channel's Jim
Cantore has made several
thankful it didn't trips to the Gulf Coast area.
slam into the Flo- He has usually been the first
one on the scene and the last
ida Panhandle and to depart.
secondly, are', ews He .has hung from
secondly, are news guidewires during a tornado,
reporters all reality grabbed on to a sliding tree
a toduring an avalanche, or ei-
actO ? their braced himself against a
brick wall while 100-mile an
Well, the simple answer to hour winds ripped the clothes
that's, just watch television, right off his back. But never
Hours and hours of television once did he lose the grip on his
was the only thing to really do mike.
on Monday as Hurricane Many reporters have been
Katrina was making her de- compared to car sales com-
structive way across the low- mercials. The louder you yell,
line areas of Mississippi and the more people's attention
Louisiana. you will get and the more cars
I finally came to the conclu-, you will sell.
sion that there was no, busi- But there is a flip-side to
ness to take.care 6f and the every story and this is no ex-
house had been cleaned after ception. There are those re-
my father's 70th birthday porters who have given their
took place on Saturday night. lives to bring the stories that
So, I plopped down on the' affect all of us, who have died
coach and started flipping. just to get the word out.
channels. Many reporters such as
Of course the Weather Tom Brokaw, the late Peter
Channel was the first that I Jennings, Walter Cronkite,
turned to to get the.:latest and yes, even Jim Cantore,
from Dr. Death and Destruc- have battled on the front lines
tion, Jim Cantore. After I during the world wars, during
heard about the potential of terrorists attacks and during
the category five hurricane, I devastating weather events.
whispered a prayer for.those They have kept off the studio
in her way, called a few fanm- make-up, taken off the
ily and friends in those a areas. newsroom jacket, rolled their
then commenced channel sleeves up and have gotten in
surfing. the thick of things just to get
There was plenty of de- the word to a viewing public.
struction and drama on the Like medical doctors, they
boob tube. have taken an oath to get the
While watching the news to the nation, no matter
weather unfold on the what price they had to pay.
Weather Channel over the They spent sleepless hours at
last few days, it was interest- the newsroom or in the field,
ing to see the reporters and crouched right along side
how they portrayed their machine guns and tanks.
surroundings. From the Some have even lost limbs
threat of total destruction, to trying to report on weather
their certain demise oh live systems as they moved
TV, you couldn't pull away ashore or after the clean-
due to all the drama, even if up.
there was nothing coming in These professionals are
your direction.. those we as a country have
Their facial expressions, come to depend on to be our
their comments, their fright- eyes and ears on the world.
filled eyes,"were alljust icing They let us know what to
on the cake of news reporting. expect, how to react and
I'm not being cynical, be- leave us with answers to
cause I have worked in the many questions.
industry for many years. It is So the next time you sit
all a ploy to not only get your down to the evening news, a
attention about the news, but weather report or hear a
also to get you to leave that special news bulletin, think
television on that particular about those who have gath-
channel for as long as you ered the news and who are
possibly can. trying to relay the message
Basically, it is a marketing in a calm, yet serious way.
gimmick. From the closest We have come to trust their
chopper to a high-speed car reporting, their unbiased
chase, to getting the nearest story-telling and have even
to the opening of a volcano, the considered them one of the
networks will pull out all the family, since we invite in to
stops to get you to stay with our living rooms every
them. night.
With the incidents on Sept. In retrospect, without
11, 2001, every reporter, from those who shoot the pics,
every national and interna- tape the comments or-tell
tional network, tried harder the stories of the day, we
to get to Ground Zero, talk to would be a lost society.
Sthe most devastated survivor, Thanks to them and their
get the spectator with the dedication, we are more
most tear-filled eyes, or get well-informed, thought-
shots of the most disturbing provoked due to their end-
images that just squeezed by, less work around the news
network censors. Their goals desk and around the world.
Send your
Arts & Entertainment News
to herald@dfsi.net


*Taste of 30A Watercolor
and Watersound, Sept. 23-25
*Tides & Brides A High-
lands House in Santa Rosa
Beach, Sept. 25
October:
*Via Colori, Seaside, Oct. 1
and 2
*Kim Carnes concert, Rose-
mary Beach, Oct. 8
*Celebrations of Heritage:
Silver Sands, Oct. 7-16



Twin Cities Cinema
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
Niceville,
678-3815
The Brothers Grimm (PG-
13)
March of the Penguins (G)


Music & Theatre
AROUND THE SOUTH


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September:
eArt Expo Sandestin, Sept.
2-4
* Seafood and Mini Wine Fes-
tival, Sandestin, Sept. 3 and
4
* Showcase Auction of Art &
Dining, Gulf Place, Sept. 8
*Trek for the Coast, taking
place at various locations
along Cty. Rd. 30A, Sept. 9-
11

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Crestview Cinema 3
789 N. Ferdon Blvd.,
Crestview, 682-3201
The Brothers Grimm (PG-
13)
Dukes of Hazzard (PG-13)
March of the Penguins (G) o


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THE SANDESTINART EXPO will return to Sandestin
from Sept. 2-4. The event is part of the Autumn Tides
activities that have been scheduled throughout the fall
months in Walton County.



EVENTS
West Indies Market: The Sports Complex in Desti]
finalWestIndies Marketwill behind Destin City Hall
take place on Sept. 10 and 11 There will be arts and craft
at Rosemary Beach. Paint- booths, live entertainment
ers, potterers, sculptors,jew- throughout the day an
elers, designers, furniture plenty of seafood cooked in
makers and hand.crafters variety of ways.
will line the lawns. For more information, cal
For more infbtihation or 837-6241.
application, call Hilltop Pro-
ductions at 951-2148. Eufaula Street Art Festi
val: The city of Eufaula, AL
Destin Seafood Festival: Main Street Eufaula ani
The city of Destin announces Hilltop Productions an
its upcoming 27th Annual ounces plans for the Thir
Seafood Festival to be held Annual StreetArtFestivalt
Oct. 7-9 at the Morgan be held in the downtown]


Pensacola
*311: Sept. 4, Pensacola
Civic Center
eMotley Crue, Sept. 14,
Pensacola Civic Center
*Kelly Clarkson: Sept. 16,
Pensacola Civic Center
Tallahassee
Dolly Parton: Sept. 16, Tal-
lahassee Civic Center
Atlanta
eMotley Crue, Sept. 16,
Philips Arena
*Elton John, Oct. 1, Philips
Arena
*Neil Diamond, Oct. 26,
Philips Arena
*U2, Nov. 18, Philips Arena.
St. Petersburg/Tampa
*Paul McCartney, Sept. 17,
Times Forum
*Meat Loaf, Sept. 20, Ruth
Eckerd Hall
*Better Than Ezra, Sept. 23,
Jannus Landing Arena
*Neil Diamond, Oct. 20,


Times Forum
*U2: Nov. 16, Times Forum
Jacksonville
*Nine Inch Nails, Oct. 21,
Jax Veterans Arena
*Neil Diamond, Oct, 24, Jax
Veteran Arena
New Orleans
*Neil Diamond, Oct. 17, New
Orlt- e i-, Art1ena
*Eltc:,n Johl. Nov. 11, New
Orleans Arena
Biloxi
*Lee Greenwood, Sept. 2,
Biloxi Grand Theatre
*Wayne Newton, Sept. 22 &
23, Biloxi Grand Theatre
*Johnny Rivers, Oct. 8,
Biloxi Grand Theatre
*Jethro Tull, Oct. 21, Grand
Biloxi Theatre
*Peter Frampton, Oct. 28,
Biloxi Grand Theatre
*Gladys Knight, Nov. 18,
Biloxi Grand Theatre


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streets on Aug. 27.
Artists are now being
sought for the festival. Appli-
cation fees are $50 for arts
and crafts vendors and $100
for food vendors.
For more information, call
Main Street Eufaula at (334)
616-6170.
Beer Fest: The 8th Annual
Dauphin Street Interna-
tional Beer Festival returns
to the Lower Dauphin Street
District, Aug. 27 from 6 9
p.m. The event is sponsored
by various restaurants and
bars throughout the Mobile


area.
For more information, call
(205) 208-7540.
Photo exhibit: The Arts &
Dcg-ivn Society :of Fort Wal-
ton Beach ann.ouncres the call
to artists for its 6th Annual
Photography and Digital
Arts .Exhibition to be held
Aug. 27-Sept. 25.
Threamesategories will be
accepted: black-and-white,
color photography and digi-
tal art. There will be cash
prizes awarded.
For more information or.
registration, call 244-1271.


*South Walton Yard Sale,
Oct. 8
*Flutterby Festival, Gulf
Place, Oct. 8
*Walton County Fair, DeFu-
niak Springs, Oct. 17-22
*Southern Breeze Wine
Tour, Rosemary Beach, Oct.
21-23
*Back to Nature Festival,
various beach locations, Oct.,
21-23


*Mountain Film Festival,
Watercolor, Oct. 28-29
ePaxton Heritage Festival,
Paxton, Oct. 29
November:
*The Chair Affair, Seaside,
Nov. 5
*Grit & Grace, Freeport,
Nov. 5 and 6, 12 and 13
*Baytowne Film Festival.
Baytowne Wharf, Nov. 11 -
13


ANOTHER KEY ATTRACTION that Bay County is
hoping to benefit from is the opening of the newest Ripley's
Believe It or Not Museum. The opening is planned for next
spring and is located on Front Beach Road in Panama City
Beach.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


What did I do to deserve this?


Church Events


THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of DeFu-
niak Springs wishes to invite past members, friends and
neighbors to their "Homecoming Service" and luncheon on
Sunday, Sept. 11th with guest speaker Rev. Jesse Evans. A
viewing of videos of the old church and members in the sanc-
tuary on a large screen along with old photos displayed in
the Fellowship Hall.
For information call 892-5332.

CENTER RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will
be in revival starting Sunday, September lith and continu-
ing through Wednesday, Sept. 14th. Services will begin at
seven p.m. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Ray Kelly.
Other people will be singing. Louis Kathman will be join-
ing us on Wednesday night. This service will be geared for
the youth. The church is located east ofHwy. 83 on CR 1883.
For more information call Rev. Nancy Synder at 859-2464.


By DR. ROBERT M. JAYE

Many of us have asked the
above question when some-
thing sad or tragic happens.
Read the book of Acts, and
find out how many things
happened to the early people
of the church. Acts 12:24 says
that the result was, "But the
Word of God grew and mul-
tiplied." Here is a way to
think of it today.
God owes us nothing. We
act as thought we deserve
goodness all the time. Yet,
bad things happen to all
people, good or bad persons.
Any good that we have comes
from the grace of God. We.
cannot buy grace, and we do
not deserve grace. God has


given us grace because He
loves us through our Lord
Jesus Christ.
Count your blessings.
Don't dwell only on the sad
things of life. Job said that
he had received good at the
hands of the Lord, should he
not 'also receive evil? When
you are a victim of some-
thing, count the blessings
yot have' received at the
hand of the Lord. Just write
down anything for which you
are thankful. Too often we
develop tunnel vision, think-
ing onlybad things come to
us.
.Develop anew attitude.
You can develop a new atti-
tude of gratitude for all the
good gifts that have received


from the Lord.
Have an attitude of faith.
Determine that you are go-
ing to live by faith. When the
early church members were
persecuted, they grew and
were strengthened. They
lived by faith.


In Corinthians 4:7, Paul
wrote that the treasure of the
Gospel:was found in clay
pots. This is a metaphor for
Christians. This shows that
the power in our lives comes
from God and not from our-
selves.. Trust in the Lord.


CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY


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, Highway331 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 :05 a.m., 1460 AM on your dial. Pastor James Roesch phone
892-6252.
BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST "The church in the wildwood" in-
vites you to come worship and fellowship with us on Sundays and Wednes-
days. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by Worship Service at 11
a.m. Children's church begins at 11:30 a.m. Choir practice is on Sunday af-
teroon at 5:30 p.m. followed by the evening Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.
A covered dish fellowship dinner is enjoyed on each first Sunday 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 Memorial 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.
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 welcdm&.i For a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-
4704.
'CORNERSTONE CHURCH Codme 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 t:. derronrrstrat, teach, train, impart and activate follow-
ers of Jesus Christ in trhe Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sunday services include:
CHILDREN'S Church fromri Nurser, 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.
DAMASCUS PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES, 922 W. Bayloop Road, Freeport,
FL. Executive Pastor Charles Carlton Sr. Senior Pastor T.C. Moon. Morning Wor-
ship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6 p.m. Wednesday night service 7 p.m.,
Kids Power Hour 7 p rn Youth 7 p.m.
EAST BAPTIST CHURCH' Real answers for life's tough questions. Come
join a small church with a loving heart for God's word. Sunday School be-
gins at 9 30 a m vitr our ..or-hip service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednes-
day Evening Scr. :c; begin'. ith a meal at 6 00 p.m.; Prayer and bible study
begin at 6 30 p.m. Pastor Dear '.'. hitaker .and congregation welcome you to
join us at 910 Bay ,.enue in DeFuniak Springs. For more information, call
892-2324.
EUCHEE, NN. i aPOSTOLIC CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, 6068 CR 280E,
5 5 miles east of DcFuniak Sprirn3 .. .uld love foryou to come and experi-
rence true P'ntecos:tal ..or5hip arnd anointed preaching! Sunday begins with
prayer at 3:i a rn Sunda, Sch.ool 10 a m. Sunday evening begins with
prayer at 5 30 p rn, and then ..or rhi.p ser/ice at 6 p.m. OurWednesday
Mid ...eck service begiris with prayer at 6:30 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Pas-
tor 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!
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH We are a mission church dedicated to teach-
ing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join'us for Sunday services at
1200 Circle Drive DeFuniak Springs. Worship service only at 9:00 a.m. with
Pastor Delvin Bender. Pastor Bender can be reached at 537-4120 or call Ruby
Pfahlert at 892-3265. '.e. ...elcome visitors and new members.
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 G:d, "' This church family athe 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.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located on 461 Van Buren
Avenue, would like to extendan 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 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.m.) and evening worship (6:30 p.m.) You are also encouraged to join us
for prayer meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and come early for fellowship
dinners.-Call the church office, (850) 892-2722, for details.

The members of FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH warmly invite you to worship
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, 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.
Our 50TH anniversary celebration takes place Sunday, August 14th.at
9:30 a.m. We will honor Lillian Presley, our founding member and her family.


Southern District President Kurtis Schultz \-.ill preach. Nancy McCrillis will
play special organ music. All are warmly.invited to'our worship and fellow-
ship meal.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of DeFuniak Sprirng 1063 Circle Drive,
invites you to join us throughout the '.*.cek for .or.,hip, fellowship, study
and service. A Men's :ellc..ship group 'and Pre-b.teriarin '.n.mer .meet
monthly for fellowship and Bible study. Surnda, 'rnurcer, is pro. idedd from
9:30 a.m. to 12:00)..9:30 a.m. Sunday Sch.:c...-l icr all ages, 11:00 a.m. Morn-
ing Worship. Tuesday Tuesday Kidz Club (lst-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 dilciples 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.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OFDEFUNIAK SPRINGS, located at
88 Circle Drive, Rev. Ken Autrey, staff and congregation invite you to join our
family throughout the week's activities including: Contemporary Worship
Service in Fellowship Hall at 8:30 a.m., SundayMoming Traditional Worship
Service (and Children's church) at 11 a.m. with .Communion observed at
both services the first Sunday of each month, Sunday School for all ages at
9:45 a.m., and Sunday evening Vespers Service in the Chapel at 5:30 p.m.
Other opportunities for fellowship include: Youth fellowship is on Sunday
afternoon at 3 p.m. for the teens and at 4 p.m. for children in grades K-4 and
for the teens in transition. Please consider making our church home your
home too. For more information please call 892-5332 or 892-5640.
FREEPORT CHURCH OF CHRIST- Sund. :.Ea giJds3 choid4at.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.

FREEPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 340 St. Hwy. 20 E., POB 287, Free-
port, FL 32439, phoneand fax 835-2447. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. and Mom-
-ing Worship is at 10 a.m. with Communion being served the first Sunday of
each month. The Rev. Gene Harris will deliver the morning message. Fellow-
ship immediately follows the worship service. All are cordially invited and
welcomed. The following events are held in the church Fellowship Hall -
Women of the church meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30
a.m. Boy Scout Troop 751 and Cub Scout.Pack 751 meets every Tuesday at
6'p.m. Small Group Activities are held each Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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.
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 infor-
mation.

,GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one rriile noth of Highway 90
on Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy Hcad ju':t before the Okaloosa
County line. Grace Community is a church committed-t6 historical Southern
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 af-
firmed, therefore, right living derives from right believing. We hold to a high
view of Scripture believing the Bible as o jr final authorir, and that it "stands
in judgement of us, never do we stand in udgemerint of it Sunda, 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." .
GREATER ST. JOSEPH. AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 117
Graham Avenue,. DeFuniak Springs, FL "?2-32 3 I.lte ,c.u .to come worship
with our church family each Sunday. Chur.:h ich:ol begins at 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service begins at 11 a.m. We are located at 117 Graham Ave. Adult
Breakfast & the Bible at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday morning. Rev. Cecil Williams
and the entire congregation 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.
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.

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. The congregation
extend a very special welcome to come visit or make us your church home.
We practice "Love one another". A nursery is provided.

,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.

NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, A Trauma Center for the hurting. 1564 State
Hwy. 20 West., P.O. Box 1022, Freeport FL 32439, Office 835-5111, Fax 835-
0123. Our services and activities are as follows: SUNDAY SERVICES: Adult
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship and Children's' Church 10:30
a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. MIDWEEK SERVICES: Bible Study & Prayer
and Youth Services, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Midweek Prayer Service, Tues-
day 7:00 p.m./Daily Prayer, Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m. We provide a nursery for our
Sunday Worship Services. Pastor Louis Taunton and congregation would like


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to in. ite an,n orn .-.i hi to experience the love of God to come join us for
any of our services.
NEW BIRTH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, located 1045 E. Hwy 90. Pastor Henry
T. Beach welcomes all to Sunday Schc.l at 1C 0QCl m. and Sunday Morning
worship at 11:00 a m Bible study, Wednesday'tt 7:00 p.m.

NEW LIFE .'.'ORSHIP CENTER SBC at 1113JHw/.:90 West, Suite 3. Sun-
day School at 9:45, Morning.Worship at 10:45, Wednesday Bible study at
6:00 p.m. Call 892-2327.for information. '
OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH, 6753 State H.-.-, 2 East, Darlington,
FL. We are reaching out to the lost, hurtingr~ urnr,. 5and1 naked. Pastor Rev.
Curtis Manning and his congregation v.oulid IIe to in.lt i cu to attend ser-
vices 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 encouraged with Holy Ghost filled preaching and teaching of God's
Word. For more information call: (850) 892-2048.
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 9:00 a.m. and Morning
Worship time beginning at 10:30. Encouragement continues Sunday eve-
nings with Discipleship Training classes at 5:00 p.m. and Worship at 6:00.
Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:00 with choir practice, followed
at 7:00 with G-Force for children, activities for youth and a Bible study and
prayer time 'or adults. The church is located 2-1/2,miles west of US Hwy.
p31, and 1 rrle south of Bob Sik.es Road on Pleasant Ridge Road. Call thej
church office' 5,., S.Q:Cli 3j.:(C fW .r .r-c.r m inIt,-rrr, tic r,
SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 1307 Hwy. 278 (Coy Burgess Loop)
DeFuniak 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!
'i c rrn"
SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE WORSHIP CENTER Are you one of so many
people that are tired of going to church and lea. ing the same way you
came in (hungry and hurting)? Do you feel lke ..uIJ 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 socalled Christians, and now you won't evengb into the house of God?
Do you have so many questions and no answers? There is a church you can
come to and not bejudged by what :u're earinjr or ',c.hat mistakes you've
made. Jesus says to come as you are, not come ...hern ,ou 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, ydC'Uare hungry, aren't you? Take
Hwy. 90 E. to Ponce de Leon, turn-right onto .l81A, 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. .

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. Rich-
ard Dawson, pastor. i. .,

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 Go:ds Building).Our Pas-
tor is Rev. Larry Murphy. Please come ready to&worship and expecting a
blessing!

VICTORY LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Highway 90 at the Mossy
Head Community Center across from the Mossy Head general store. We
would like to extend to all an invitation to come'ad join us and be blessed.
We are a church dedicated to serving Jesus and spreading his wonderful
word. Let us share the light of God's word with you. Sunday School begins
at 9:45 a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m. Each Sunday we
have a fellowship lunch on the grounds, all are invited. Sunday afternoon
service begins about 1:30 p.m. Friday evening service 7 p.m. prayer,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes arid / dult bible Stud, followed by prayer time.
Pastor is Thomas Adamson, Children's Ministries Kevin Chilcutt. For more
information call 892-3817 or 652-4610. Website www.victorylighthouse
church.org.

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. Min-
ister is Rev. George A. Schmidt, Ph.D. Time for Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Celebration Services. All are welcome. Special Events: A Course
in Miracles Study Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. An AA group for women
only meets each Friday at 7 p.m. The "Sparkle" AA group meets on Sunday
evenings at 7 p.m.

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 vworship 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
war."


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


'her step-father, Albert But-
ler; brother, Gid Godwin;
Aunt, Joanne Allen; cousins,
John Saltsman, Steve
Saltsman, Joyce Sunday,
Robin Bailer, Jill Bailer and
Jan Allen.
A reception will be held at
Point Washington United
Methodist Church Stevens
Center 9:30 a.m., Friday,
Sept. 2, 2005, and graveside
services will.be at 10 a.m., at
the Wesley Cemetery in
Point Washington.
The family has placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Freeport Chapel Fu-
neral Home to handle the
arrangements.


'Thomas
(A memorial to the life of Herman J. Thomas)
He passed away at his home Aug. 15, 2005. He was
born in Warrion, ALiApril 1, 1922. He is survived by
four children Michael, David, Nancy, and Dianne; four
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother
and two sisters.
September 16, 1999, he married Maxie Ward Thomas.
From this union, he is, survived by his wife, Maxie; seven-
step children, Try' and wife, Brenda, Diviglet, Jim,
Shirley and husband, Steve, Brenda, Jeff and wife, Linda,
and Lisa and husband, David; 45 step-grandchildren and
great-grandchildren., .
He was a resident of DeFuniak Springs for only six short
years, but he left, apart of himself on all who knew him.
He was a true southern gentleman and not many of his
kind are left. He loved music. After church on Sunday,
weather permitting, he would meet with friends for some
"pickin and singin": at the Opinion Place in downtown,
DeFuniak Springs.

Poem

Do not stand by my grave and weep.
A am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thblisand winds that blow.
I anitiI softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain.
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am.in the morning rush of beautiful
bird in circling flight.
I am in the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not.stand by my grave and cry.
.': i;:i am not there.
Ss I do not die.
Mary E. Fryer 1932
God has-him in his keeping and
we have him in our hearts.
Interment was in Union Baptist Church Cemetery
in Portridge Crossroads, AL on Aug. 18, 2005.
New Horizon Funeral Home in Dora, AL was in charge of
arrangements.

Thank you note
I want everyone to know how much I appreciate all
those who visited, sent flowers, called, wrote letters
and cards, during the illness and death of my hus-
band.
A special "thank ypu" to my Sunday School Class
of East Baptist Church who furnished all the deli-
cious meals for days.
Particular thanksto Hospice their presence kept
me from untold lonely, anxious hours.
Thank you~again and God Bless each of you
Sincerely
Maxie Ward Thomas


Sims


Obituaries


Parker


Gayle Godwin Parker, 49,
of Point, passed away Mon-,
day, Aug. 15, 2005 of natural
causes in Fort Lauidedale,
FL.
Parker was raised in Point
Washington, attended Bay
Elementary and Freeport
High; she worked in New
Orleans as.a paralegal before
moving home to be close to
her family. Her bond with her
garden and her pet,,Sparkles,
gave her great pleasure. She
will be greatly missed by her
familyarid friends here and
her professional contacts and
friends in New Orleans.
Parker is survived y her
mother, Ollie Sue Butler and


Sam Leslie "S.L." Sims Jr.,
age 87, of DeFuniak Springs
passed away quietly and
peacefully in the early morn-
ing on August 25, 2005.
He was born April 2, 1918
in Jakin, Georgia. He was the
son of Sam and Sallie Mae
Sims.
Sims joined the Navy after
high school on Sept. 20, 1939.
He remained in the Navy,
serving his country honor-
ably, until his retirement on
June 1, 1960. He saw action
in the South Atlantic, inva-
sion of Casablanca, North
Africa, Guadalcanal, Attu,
Kiska, Iceland, Iwo Jima,
Luzon, Okinawa, Japan,
Inchon, Suez Canal crises,
and operated between Korea
and Manchuria. His memo-
rable experience was being
in the harbor of Tokyo when
the Peace Treaty was signed.
He left active duty on June
1, 1960. His awards include
the American Area, Asiatic-
Pacific, Philippine Libera-
tion, European Theater,' six
Good Conduct Medals, Ko-
rean Service Medal, Korean
Presidential Unit Citation
Badge, WWII Victory Medal
and the American Defense
Medal. In 1998, Sam also re-
ceived a Murmansk Medal
from the Russian govern-
ment. The medal was
awarded in recognition of his
courage and personal contri-
bution to the Allied support
of Russia during her fight for
freedom against Nazi Ger-
many. Following retirement
from the Navy, Sam was em-
ployed as a civil engineer and
worked at Eglin Field for 20
years.
He was a lifelong member
of the United Methodist
Church ofDeFuniak Springs,
and a member of the Busy
Men's Sunday School Class.
He was a member of the D,e-
Funiak Masonic Lodge #170
F & AM, The Scottish Rites,
The Hadji Shriners, The
Fleet Reserve and Kiwanis
Club.
Sims was preceded in
death by his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Sam L. Sims, Sr., his
sister; Edna Broxson, and his:
grandson, Christopher.
Townsend.
Sims is survived by his
wife, Edna. C. Sims; daugh-
ter, Carol Townsend; and son-
in-law, Walter; grandson,
Brian Townsend and wife,
Melvin,; and great-grandchil-
dren, Breiden and Chloe;
and a brother, John W. Sims
and wife, Peggy.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Saturday, Aug. 27,
2005 at the First United
Methodist Church in DeFu-
niak Springs.
Burial followed in Magno-
lia Cemetery with military
Honors at graveside.
The family has placed
their confidence in Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home to
handle the arrangements.


Treating you like the firstfamily we've ever served

is what makes our service second to none.


It never escapes us that each family is
unique. That's.why we care for each family
we serve as ifit were our first-first to
experience our understanding, our caring
and most of all our personalized service. It's
the least we can do to show you that in our
eyes your fanmilv's care is second to none.


Clary-Glenn
FUNERAL HOMES
Now locally owned and
family operated.


Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL
850-892-2511


Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home
150 East Highway 20 Freeport, FL
850-835-2511


Joel Glenn, LFD, Ouiier & Operator Paula Glenm, Ownler & Operator Joel Davis. I.FD


@2003 Adfinity


ARC first

aid and

CPR classes

scheduled

The American Red Cross of
DeFuniak Springs will pro-
vide first aid and CPR classes
. in Walton County, Saturday,
Sept. 3 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Call 850-892-6297 to regis-
cer for classes or information
regarding volunteer opportu-
nities.
DeFuniak Springs-Sat.
Sept. 3-8a.m.-6 p.m.



United

Way

needs

volunteers

The United Way of
Okaloosa and Walton coun-
ties is counting on commu-
nity volunteers to join the
home team and make the
annual 'Day of Caring' a suc-
cess. Day of Caring in DeFu-
niak Springs takes place
Tuesday, Sept. 20, with vol-
unteers and United Way
agencies teaming up to
strengthen,the community.
The day will begin a t 7:30
a.m. with a kick-off break-
fast at McLain's Family
Steak House. Following
breakfast, volunteers will
report to their assigned
projects, including yard
work, painting and other
tasks, throughout DeFuniak
Springs.
When work ends around
11:30 a.m., volunteers will
gather at Pig Daddy's to eat
lunch and celebrate the
spirit of caring for the com-
munities in which we live
and work.
Should a company like to
be a Day of Caring sponsor
or if they would like to vol-
unteer as a Day of Caring
team member, contact Kathy
Morrow, Walton County
United Way Chairperson, at
892-5069, ext. 105, or the
United Way office at 892-
3801 or 850-243-0315.
"The United Way of
Okaloosa and Walton coun-
ties need the public to join
the home team because we
can-do so much more'to-
gether than one can do

alone," said Morrow.


Outreach for

Christ to host

gospel sing

There will be a gospel sing
at the Outreach for Christ
Church, located on Hwy. 2 in
Darlington, FL., on Saturday,
Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
The featured guest will be
Fresh Annointing from
Adalusia, AL.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information call
850-892-2048.


DID YOU KNOW THAT SHRINER HOSPITALS for chil-
dren has a network of 22 hospitals to provide expert medi-
cal care to children with orthopaedic problems including spi-
nal cord injuries and youngsters with burn injuries, all free,
sponsored by Shriners. For information, call 892-9996, Wal-
ton County Shrine Club.
THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN COUNCIL is
a group of concerned citizens whose goal is to improve the
quality of life for people who live in long-term care facilities
such as' nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult fam-
ily care homes and skilled nursing units in area hospitals.
An Ombudsman is a specially trained and certified volun-
teer who has been appointed by the governor and given au-
thority under Florida law to investigate and resolve com-
plaints made by, or on behalf of, long term care facility resi-
dents.
The Northwest Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Council serves residents in four counties: Escambia, Santa
Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton. The ombudsman's job is to pro-
tect the rights of residents, assure that each complaint is,
investigated by visiting each facility to evaluate conditions
and conduct annual inspections.
Qualified and caring volunteers are needed to serve all
four counties. For additional information regarding the
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program or information on
the council, contact the coordinator at (850) 595-8013 or 1-
888-831-0404.

Volunteers needed for diabetes research
Volunteers are needed to participate in a research study
of an investigational medication that inay help control
'blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes. Physi-
cians at Doctors Medical Center in DeFuniak Springs have
been selected to participate in this nationwide study.
Type 2 Diabetes is a serious condition that can cause
blindness, kidney disease, nerve disease, dental disease
and lower-limb amputation. Researchers are 'continuing
to look for medications to help control blood sugar levels.
To qualify, candidates mustbe managing their diabetes
through diet and exercise alone and not currently taking
an oral antidiabetic medication.
Qualified volunteers will receive all study-related care
at no charge, including physical examinations, laboratory
services, and investigational medication. Financial com-
pensation is also provided for this- tudy for mileage and a
meal challenge.
For more information on this research, contact SJS Clini-
cal Research, Inc. 'at (850) 837-6880.



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Sunday, September 11, 2005
10:30 AM


First Baptist Church
216 East Live Oak Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Phone: 850-892-2722 Fax: 850-892-2381
e-mail: fbcdfi @ earthlink.net


S:Keaton and Kyle McDonald

: would like to announce that

Ward-McDonald Memorial

monument and vault business
has been purchased by
Gulf Coast Wilburt of Crestview, FL.


We wish to extend our sincere thanks to
the community for your support and extend
our successors best wishes.


Look for the announcement of a


new business venture by
Keaton and Kyle McDonald
in next week's issue.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


Bulldogs

slide

by

Seawhawks

By CHUCK HINSON
The Freeport Bulldogs had
no problem overtaking the
South Walton Seahawks in
the first game of play. Even
though in the second half,
South Walton got their sec-
ond wind, it was not enough
to beat intracounty rival
Freeport.
Final score, 14-6, Freeport
High School.
Freeport started scoring in
the second quarter, when
Joey Siebert gave Freeport
their first touchdown of the
regular season. It was all
part of a 17-play, 98-yard
drive that was capped off
with a 2-yard touchdown.
South Walton could not
seem to get all of their pistons
firing in the first quarter.
But in the second half, their
engines started and they
moved the ball down the
field.
After a 55-yard drive on
eight plays, South Walton
tied the score when quarter-
back Quinn Sanders took a 1-
yard jolt into the endzone for
their one and only score in
the third quarter.
But the most exciting play
came when senior player
Stephen Mabry finally got
his time in the spotlight.
Mabry's score came on a
3rd-and-18 at the South
Walton 20-yard line. Free-
port quarterback Lloyd An-
derson, who completed 6 of
18 passes for 76 yards, shot
the ball in the air just high
enough to miss the Seahawk
defender, but short enough
for Mabry to snag.the pass
and score the six points. :
The pass wrapped up a'13-
play, 52-yard drive.
The reason that the
Seahawks could not tie the
game in the fourth quarter,
was due to two fumbles in the
final two minutes of the
game. Despite being the clos-
est game in the three-game
history of the two county
teams competing against
each other, it was the third
loss for the Seahawks
against the Freeport Bull-
dogs.
South Walton hosts
Wewahitchka at 7 p.m. and
Freeport takes on their sec-
ond intracounty rival, Wal-
ton, in DeFuniak Springs at
7 p.m.


WMS Band performing

Walton Middle School Band takes the field during half-
time at Walton High School. Sept. 6. The games begin
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 8, 5
p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6
p.m.; and Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.


**; ,. c.. c~l


Photo by CHUCK HINSON
SOUTH WALTON'S MATTBARRYtries to get his hands on
the ball just before letting it hit the ground in the endzone.
The Seahawks fell to intracounty rival Freeport, 14-6.


SCORE BY QUARTERS
SOUTH WALTON
FREEPORT


1 2 3 4
0 0 6 0
0 6 0 8
0060
0608


SCORING SUMMARY,
FRE- Siebert 2 run (kick failed)
SW- Q. Sanders 1 run (kick failed)
FRE- Mabry 20 pass from Anderson (Rabbe pass from Ander-
son)


TEAM STATISTICS
First Downs
Rushes-Yards
Passing Yards
-Comp.-Att.-Int.
Plays-Total Offense
Return Yards
Punts-Average
Fumbles-Lost
Interceptions-Yards Ret
Penalties-Yards
Time Of Poss


37-140
9
2-7-0 **
44-149
77
5-36
6-2
0-0
2120
19:51


FRE
17
46-159
75
6-18-0
64-234
49
6-24
4-0
0-0
4-49
28:09


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing: SW- Norris 14-50, Clemmons 8-47, Q.Sanders 6-
14, Patronis 0-12, Barefield 6-8, Infinger 1-5, Jones 1-3,
Knight 1-1.
FRE- Anderson 16-65, Marby 6-37, Thomas 8-28, Farris 4-
11, Siebert 4-11, Marse 6-7, Humphrey 1-2, TEAM 1-(-2).

Passing: SW- Q.Sanders 2-6-0-9, TEAM 0-1-0-0.
FRE- Anderson 6-18-0-75.

Receiving: SW- Barefield 1-9, Patronis 1-0.
FRE- Mabry 3-47, Siebert 1-12, Marse 1-10, Rabbe 1-6.


NCAA looses another fight


By CHUCK HINSON
It has been one thing after
another for the NCAA this
past year, from the problems
with the BCS and the football
polls, to the recent order for
18 NCAA schools to do away
with various mascots, this
time having to do with
American indians. But, once
again, the boys at the asso-
ciation had to back-track and
realize the repercussions of
such a big university power.
The NCAA said it will al-
low Florida State to use its
Seminole nickname in
postseason play, removing
them from a long list of
names that were restricted
during a decision made ear-
lier this month by the NCAA
board.
The board said that due to
Florida State's long-time re-
lationship with the Ameri-
can Indian Tribe of the Flor-
ida Seminoles, they would be
allowed to keep the nick-
name and be excluded from
the other schools that are
currently being effected by
this new policy.
Reports say that after the
committee reviewed the rela-
tionships that the university
and the Seminole Tribe had,
including the celebration of
their culture and the design
of the school's mascot that
the university paid the tribe
to develop, there was too
great of a relationship to al-


low to be put to the side. They
said the Seminole Indian
Tribe of Florida showed
strong support of the univer-
sity and the legal action that
was in the works.
Oddly enough, the decision
was handed down just after a
news release from Florida
State was issued saying that
Florida State president T.K.
Wetherell had threatened to
sue the NCAA immediately
after the Aug. 5 announce-
ment. This, on top ofGov. Jeb
Bush's comments that they


would fight right along side
of Florida State, somehow
changed the views of the
NCAA.
Many had commented that
the NCAA just doesn't have
enough to do to keep them
occupied. Others say it is a
diversion tactic to keep the
spotlight off of them and
their own internal problems,
and cast the light on less
important and often ridicu-
lous situations like mascot


see


FIGHT


Walton routs Baker 57-7


By Patrick Casey
The Walton Braves scored
50 points in the first half as
they recorded a 57-7 victory
over the Baker Gators to
open the 2005 season. Wal-
ton, whose offense ran only
23 plays on the night, scored
early and often as they re-
corded just their second vic-
tory in eight tries at Baker.
Walton's speedy skill-play-
ers proved a problem for the
Baker defense as the Braves
had five scoring runs of 25
yards or more. The Braves
scored on their first posses-
sion as Alex Smith took an
end around 32 yards for a 7-
0 lead.
Baker responded with
their only scoring drive of the
night as the Gators marched
72 yards in 11 plays to tie the
score at 7-7 on a 1-yard dive
by quarterback Laine
Barnhill.
It was all Walton the rest
of the night. Fullback Devin
Gibson raced in from 61
yards out for Walton's next
score, then Corey Schipper
blocked a punt that was
picked up by Daniel Austin
and returned a yard for a 21-
7 lead after one quarter of
play.
The game didn't improve
for Baker in the second quar-
ter as Walton got an 11-yard
run from quarterback Josh
Nettles and another scoring
run from Gibson to increase
the lead to 36-7. Xavier Jack-
son ran 69 yards for a score
and Josh Nettles raced 78
yards to up the advantage to
50-7 in front of a stunned
Baker crowd.
The second half was played
under the "mercv rule" as the
clock ran non-stop in the fi-
nal tCv.o qYarters. Walton
turned a muffed Baker punt
into a scoring drive as fresh-


man quarterback Terrell
Bramlet led the offense in
the second half. Herschal
Cotton zipped in from 18
yards out for the final score
of the game.
The 50-point margin was
the worst beating the Braves
had ever tallied against the
Gators in the 16-year history
of the series. Walton's de-
fense stopped Baker on


SCORE BY QUARTERS
WALTON
BAKER

SCORING SUMMARY


downs on three of their four
possessions in Walton terri-
tory.
Walton now turns atten-
tion to the Freeport Bulldogs,
who knocked off South Wal-
ton 14-6 in their opener. The
game will be played in De-
Funiak Springs at Everett
Yates Memorial Stadium on
Friday, September 2, with
kickoff set for 7 p.m.


1 2 34
2129 0 7
7 0 0 0


WAL- Smith 32 run (Fayne kick)
BAK- L.Barnhill 1 run (Jordan kick)
WAL- Gibson 61 run (kick failed)
WAL- Austin 1 block punt return (X.Jackson run)
WAL-Nettles 11 run (Nettles run)
WAL- Gibson 27 run (Fayne kick)
WAL- X.Jackson 69 run (Fayne kick)
WAL- Nettles 78 run (Fayne kick)
WAL- Cotton 18 run (Fayne kick)


TEAM STATISTICS
First Downs
Rushes-Yards
Passing Yards
Comp.-Att.-Int.
Plays-Total Offense
Return Yards
Punts-Average
Fumbles-Lost
Interceptions-Yards I
Penalties-Yards
Time Of Poss


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52 130
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Rushing: WAL- Gibson 3-99, Nettles 2-89, X.Jackson 2-68,
Smith 2-41, Cotton 2-32, R.Hogans 3-9, Bramlet 2-8,
I.Jackson 2-5, TEAM 1-(-1).
BAK- Whatmough 14-48,,Roper 9-47, Griffith 8-46,
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District
WL ]
Freeport 0 0
Sneads 0 0
Liberty Co. 0 0
Wewahitchka 0 0
Jay 0 0
Port St. Joe 0 0
West Gadsden 0 "0


Wewahitchka
Sneads
Vernon


FIGHT Front Pg. 8B
nicknames.
Lee Hinkly, FSU vice-
president for university re-
lations, said the school sent
out a 250,000 e-mail blast
after the announcement by
the NCAA.to all the alumni.
The university said the re-
sponse was mind-boggling
and the school said there had
never been such a response
to any e-maiL or question-
naire.
Gov. Jeb Bush said that he
is glad that the NCAA real-
ized that they had made a
mistake and that they found
that Florida State or its nick-
name was not offensive to
anybody or any group.
The NCAA said it would
handle reviews from the
other 17 schools that have
been tagged for mascot nick-
Snames. In the NCAA's de-
fense, they are trying to en-
sure that an atmosphere of
respect and sensitivity for all
who participate in or attend
any postseason games or
tournaments.
Many say that the NC.AA
will receive several more,
requests by these affected
teams, and the list of alumni,
the fight and the state's gov-
ernment will be more armed
and ready to take on the legal
issue.

Walton High
junior class
magazine sale
A long standing tradition
at Walton High, the junior
class magazine sale is under-
way. Anyone interested in
purchasing or, renewing
magazine subscriptions
should contact any junior
class member, or just call the
school at 892- 1270 and leave
a phone number. The maga-
zine sale continues until
Sept. 6.
This fund raiser helps fund
the annual Junior-Senior
Prom.

Send your
sports news,
events,
photos to
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Overall
W L.
1 0
1 0
1 0
0 0
0 1
0 1
0 1


South Walton
Northview
Baker


PF PA
14 6
14 12
34 8
0 0
13 42
14 25
0 57


Last Week's Scores
Freeport 14 South Walton 6


Sneads 14 Cottor
Liberty Co. 34 Bronsc
Jax Bolles 57 West (
Blountstown 25 Port S
Crestview 42 Jay
Wewahitchka Open
This Week's Games


Branford
Freeport
Blountstown
Wewahitchka
Port St. Joe
Sneads
Jay

CLAS
District
W L
Northview 0 0
South Walton 0 0
Baker 0 0


dale 12
on 8
Gadsden 0
t. Joe 14
13'


Liberty Co. 6:30
Walton 7 p.m.
West Gadsden 7 p.m.
South Walton 7 p.m.
Marianna 7:30
Northview 7:30


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3S 2B, DISTRICT 1
;t Overall
PF PA W L
0 0 1 0
0 0 0 1
0 0 0 1


7 p.m.
7:30
7:30


Marianna
Walton
Pens. Catholic


CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 1
District Overall


W L
0 0
0 0
0 0


OWC
summer term
Dean's and
President'
honors list

Okaloosa-Walton College
recognized the superior scho-
lastic achievement of stu-
dents completing the Sum-
mer 2005 term by naming
them to the President's List
and Dean's List.
The President's List names
those students with nine or
more credits in the term who
made a grade point average
of 3.8 to 4.0 during the se-
mester. The Dean's List
names students with nine or
more credits in the term who
earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79.
President's List:
DeFuniak Springs:
Griffin Bogart, Jessica
Jenkins, John Keener,
Megan Mancil, Starr Prince,
Matthew Richardson, Vickie
Watkins, Heather Wells.
Ponce de Leon: David
Busbee.
Dean's List:
DeFuniak Springs:
Pamela Autrey, Elijah
Glover, Reagan Hawkins,
Catrina Myers, Joanna
Ward.
Ponce de Leon: Angela
Biddle, Jennifer Carroll,
Dale Hardin.


WALTON 'S CASSIE BELL set the ball for another Lady
Brave to slam it over the net during their game against
Crestview. Walton won the match in four games to improve
to 2-0 for the season.

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Last Week's Scores
Marianna 28 Holmes Co. 21
Walton 57 Baker 7
Vernon 30 Pens. Catholic 22
This Week's Games
Freeport @ Walton 7 p.m.
Port St. Joe @ Marianna 7:30
Chipley @ Pens. Catholic 7:30


Freeport (a Walton
Friday, September 2, 7 p.m.

Walton leads series 6-0
1998: Walton 57 Freeport 0
1997: Walton 21 Freeport 16
1996: Walton 57 Freeport 13
1995: Walton 27 Freeport 21
1980: Walton 34 Freeport 7
1979: Walton 26 Freeport 6

Walton has never lost to Freeport in the regular season. Freeport
could have won both in 1997 and 1995. The 1995 game was the best
battle of the series as the Bulldogs had the Braves on the ropes with 2:28
to play and a 21-20 lead. Walton rallied, however, as quarterback
Kendall Nelson hit Markey Holmes from 32 yards out in the final minute
to rally Walton to a 27-21 victory.
Freeport has not played Walton close in DeFuniak and this year's
game will be very difficult for the Bulldogs. Freeport must keep the ball
away from Walton's offense by controlling the clock and taking
advantage of any and all Walton mistakes.
Walton has a slight depth advantage and has played backups
extensively in their first two games. Freeport is sold on defense up the
middle, but Walton's speed to the outside will be a problem.




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By DOTTYNIST
In a matter of weeks, a
somewhat adversarial rela-
tionship between a local tax
watchdog organization and
the Walton County Sheriffs
office has been transformed
into one marked by harmony
and mutual appreciation.
This was evidenced by the
Walton County Taxpayers'
Association's (WCTA) Aug.
30 unreserved pledge of sup-
port on for the sheriffs
office's proposed 2005-6 fis-
cal year budget---a budget
calling for an approximate 30
percent increase and the ad-
dition of 18 new deputies.
"I was wrong. I want to
apologize to Sheriff
Johnson," admitted Bonnie
McQuiston of the WCTA at
the Aug. 30 Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) workshop de-
voted- to discussions on the
sheriffs proposed budget.
The reversal was not an
easy one for McQuiston, but
she said she was confident
that it. was "the right thing
to do."
At a previous (July 8)
workshop on the sainetopic,
McQuiston and other WCTA
members had beeii highly
critical of the proposed bud-
get increase with its accom-
panying addition of positions
and salary increases. It was
pointed out then that Walton
County already has one of
the highest ratios i the state
for number of deputies com-
pared with population.
McQuiston explained that
it was all a matter getting
better informed following the
previous workshop.


She praised the sheriffs
office for freely providing all
the information that she and
the other WCTA members
needed to make that happen.
Since July 8, there had been
eight meetings between the
sheriffs office and her orga-
nization, she noted.
"I think we have found
that the process has worked,"
observed District 3 Commis-
sioner Larry Jones.
When questions has arisen
from the public about the
sheriffs budget, Jones had
suggested devoting separate
workshops to the proposed
budget to iron out problems
in advance of the county's
September budget adoption
hearings.
There was limited time for
comment by the WCTA on
July 8 because Hurricane
Dennis was fast approaching,
but McQuiston had begun
her challenge of the in-
creases. The commissioners
decided to continue the dis-
cussion to another workshop,
and at that time District 5
Commissioner Cindy Mead&
ows had in turn challenged
the taxpayers' group to pre-
pare a presentation refuting
the budget in a line by line
manner. The WCTA's inves-
tigations preparing to do that
had instead resulting in their
support of the budget.
McQuiston noted that one
problem had been that the
WCTA had only had a couple
of days' time to look and the
proposed budget and accom-
panying updated
consultant's study suggest-
ing the increases prior to the
first workshop.


Both she and Walton
County Finance Director Bill
Imfeld labeled the study as
virtually worthless and the
source of much of the misin-
formation that had fueled
citizen confusion about the
sheriffs budget. It was
McQuiston's contention that
the sheriff did not need a con-
sultant, that he and his per-
sonnel could do a better job
planning for spending and
manpower on their own.
McQuiston explained that
soon after taking office in
2001, Sheriff Johnson had
submitted a budget request-
ing five deputies and a cook
and was turned down. The
BCC then hired manage-
ment consultants Cody & As-
sociates to prepare a plan for
the sheriffs office, she contin-
ued.
"The sheriff was told,
'here's your plan, here's your
study,"' she explained.
"This is exactly the plan
that the sheriff has followed
since then," she added.
The 2001 plan called for
the hiring of an additional 16
deputies each year for the
next three years.
McQuiston noted that
aside from being the source
of much conflicting and mis-
leading information, the
Cody study has had the ben-
efit of resulting in the hiring
of needed personnel, allowing
the Walton County Sheriffs
office to "catch up" with law
enforcement needs.
"We ended up with a very
good sheriffs office," she said.
McQuiston supported

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Driftwood Estates to get


stormwater improvements


By TIANA LARSEN
"I feel we have come to
some resolution," said 'Com-
missioner Cindy Medadows,
as she thanked all parties
that participated in many
meetings over a five-month
period to bring about 'some
drainage relief in the flood
prone Driftwood Estates.

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lengthy discussions at recent
Walton County Board of
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meetings, where residents
complained of stormwater
problems and poor drainage.
On May 24, the BCC sus-
pended the issuance'ofbuild-
ing permits for new homes in
the subdivision. That act i.ir:
apparently brought all the
parties to the table, and by
their August 23 meeting, the
BCC heard some recom-
mended actions that are ex-
pected to improve drainage.
John Johnson, public
works director, told the BCC
he went out to assess how to
make the stormwater swales
(open ditches) work to prop-
erly drain the subdivision,
and concluded that a differ-


ent approach is needed to
provide adequate stormwa-
ter protection.
Johnson-recommended a
project to fill in the ditches
and convey the stormwater
away. The estimated cost is
$250,000, using a combina-
tion of county and contract
labor. Olson and Associates,
the developer who obtained
the subdivision from Sandes-
tin, and Adams Homes, who
is building in Driftwood Es-
tates, have each agreed to
contribute $60,000, Johnson
said.
A motion to that effect was
passed 4-0, with Commis-
sioner Larry Jones recusing
himself from the issue due to
a prior business relationship
with Adams Homes. The bal-
ance of the money will come
from the stormwater and
utility fund, Johnson said.
David Hallman, legal ser-
vices director, asked for and
received authorization to
pursue, in court if necessary,
reopening an historical out-
fall to Buck Bayou that has
been the subject of an ongo-
ing dispute. Hallman also
recommended lifting the
moratorium on building per-
mits, since legal staff could
find no violations of county


codes.
The BCC agreed to allow
building permits to be issued
again as soon as the agree-
ment with Olson and Adams
regarding the money they
will pay is executed in writ-
ing.
Alan Osborne, a Driftwood
Estates resident who has
been a voice for the neighbor-
hood, told the BCC he still
has an issue with the lack of
egress from the subdivision.
Currently the only means in
and out is via Harborview
Road, off Mack Bayou Road.
"Harborview goes under
water, because Buck Bayou is
so low," Osborne said. He also
thinks the Bay Villas devel-
opment in Sandestin that
closed another exit was not
legally done, he said.
"There are at least two
points on the other side of the
wall (between Driftwood Es-
tates and Sandestin) that
could provide us with a guar-
anteed exit," Osborne com-
mented.

Another motion by Mead-
ows was passed, directing
staff to open a dialogue with
Sandestin regarding access.
But, "there is no guaranteed
outcome," she warned.


A SHORT SEGMENT of CR-30A near Oyster Lake was undermined due to Hurricane
Katrina's impacts, and a gas main and water main pipes were exposed as a result.


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THE INFAMOUS RED/BROWN SAND at Blue Mountain Beach was capped in front of
this home just east of the CR83 regional beach access. Some of the white sand cap walsh'd
out, as well as numerous sandbags placed there in advance of the storm.


Morrion Sring








THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


PLANE CRASH OFF
MIRAMAR BEACH IS
FOURTH SINCE THE
FOURTH

By BRUCE COLLIER
A pilot ditched his single-
engine plane in the Gulf of
Mexico off of Miramar Beach
on the morning ofAugust 28.
John R. Gray, of Louisiana
was flying a 1970 Blanca
Scout, reportedly with-an
advertising banner attached
to it, when he experienced
engine trouble.
Gray, the sole occupant of
the plane, made an emer-
gency crash landing about
150 yards off the beach, then
swam ashore to call for help.
Gray apparently was unin-
jured.
The plane remained in the
water. Speaking for the Wal-
ton Coanty Sheriff's Office,
Lt. Frank Owens said that
witnesses last reported the
plane to be "drifting west-
ward."
Owens added that this
most recent incident marks
the fourth airplane crash in
this area since July 4.







SUSPECTED PIPE BOMB
FOUND NEAR PUBLIC
PROVES HARMLESS

By BRUCE COLLIER
A "suspicious package"
found on Pine Grove Road,
behind the Publix Market on
C.R. 395, proved to be harm-
less'.
On the afternoon ofAugust
24, the Walton County
Sheriff's Office, South Wal-
ton Fire Departmenit, and the
Federal Bureau 'of alcohol
Tobacco and Firearms re-
sponded to a call regarding
a pipe, approximately 10
inches long. The pipe was
reportedly "plac6df or left. in
an unnatural location."
The pipe did not have any
protruding wires, or other
evdience indicating that it
was a bomb. The investiga-
tors evacuated the area any-
way, and sent in a "bomb'dis-
posal robot."
The bomb disposal robot
took photographs, then at-
tempted to disinantle and/or
detonate the device.
Eventually, the pipe was
found to contain only some
copper pipe fittings, and no
explosives.
The area was then re-
opened to the public.







"YOU DRINK & DRIVE,
YOU LOSE," LABOR DAY
CRACKDOWN ON IM-
PAIRED DRIVERS

By BRUCE COLLIER
Walton County Sheriff's
Office is joining a national
crackdown on DUI offenders.
The operation is called "You
Drink & Drive,. You Lose."
As part of its participation
in the crackdown, the
sheriff's office has put "DUI
saturation patrols" into the
field, starting on August 20,
in the Sandestin and
Grayton Beach areas.
Drivers can expect to see
an increased law enforce-
ment presence in any area
where DUI-related motor ve-
hicle accidents frequently
occur.
WCSO Traffic Unit Sgt. Joe
Preston said, "Our goal is to
apprehend all impaired driv-
ers in the area before they
cause crashes."
Preliminary statistics indi-
cate that approximately
1,050 people were killed in
alcohol-related crashes in
2004.


Drivers choosing to indulge
in alcohol over the Labor Day
weekend are advised to plan
on a designated driver, take
a cab, or use public transit.
The operation'is planned to
continue through Labor Day,
September 5.


Walton County Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 01, 2005
5 p.m. FDOT Public Information Meeting-
Freeport Elementary School, 15381 S.
U.S. 331, Freeport. FDOT has awarded a
$24.5 million construction contract to C.
W. Robert to build a new two-lane road
way from SR 20 to just north of Owls Head
Road in Walton County. Construction ac-
tivities are scheduled to begin the week
of Sept. 5. The meeting is being conducted
to notify local governments, affected prop-
erty owners, tenants, and the public of
the upcoming construction activities in
conjunction with construction of the new
roadway. Improvements will include con
struction of the 5.5 mile thoroughfare,
construction of three bridges, safety
improvements and drainage upgrades. In
addition, improvements will be made to
the intersection of SR 20 and U.S. 331
which will include: widening of the road
way, installation of a mast arm signal,
drainage upgrades, bike lanes, sidewalks
and safety improvements.
6 p.m. Design Review Board- SW Courthouse
Annex. Normal monthly meeting.
Friday, September 02
7:30 a.m. Chamber of Commerce First Friday
Breakfast-McLains Family Steakhouse,
DeFuniak Springs. Sponsored by Regions
Bank and the Walton County economic
development council, the program is Eco-
nomic Development in north walton
county.
12:00 Chamber of Commerce First Friday Lun-
cheon-Tops'l Beach and Raquet Resort
Chamber Offices, 267-0683 or 892-3191
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mort-
gage, the program is sustainable wages.
Monday, September 05
Labor Day Holiday- County offices
closed.
12:00 ROAD CLOSURE CR- 83 at Blue Moun-
tain Beach, CR- 83 between U.S. 98
and I CR- 30A at Blue Mountain
Beach. CR- 83 will be closed for one
day to allow the installation of three
drainage culverts by C. W. Roberts Pav-
ing Company. Travelers in the vicinity
can access Blue Mountain Beach via CR
30-A using either CR 393 in Santa Rosa
Beach or CR 283 at Grayton Beach.
Tuesday, September 06
6 p.m. Walton School Board Meeting (moved


Wednesday,
8:30 a.m.


from Sept. 5 for Labor Day)- Walton
School District Offices, 145 Park Street,
DeFuniak Springs. Normal meeting.
September 07
Technical Review Committee-SW Court
house Annex. Normal monthly meeting.


U.S. 98
design Update


Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) De-
signers and construction per-
sonnel in conjunction with
other state and federal agen-
cies are working with State
Senator Charley Clary to
come up with a solution to
rehabilitate U.S. 98 on Oka-
loosa Island. Senator Clary
hosted a brain storming ses-
sion recently to come up with
a short term and permeant
solution to the problem.
So far FDOT estimates are
at $19 million which includes
$9.5 million for 2.1 miles of
sheet pile for the north road-
way plus protection for the
median areas and the south
side of U.S. 98. The median,
protection and south side
protection is one of the rea-
sons for high cost and protec-
tion is being designed for the


entire section of roadway
(3.5miles).
FDOT is continuing'to
work with the Federal High-
wayAdministration (FHWA).
FHWA representatives are
scheduled to be in the area
in early September. At that
time FDOT will present final
plans and a justification
package to federal officials:
Environmental coordination
is ongoing and construction
permits are being sought.

At this time FDOT plans to
use the standard design-bid
build concept rather than the
design-build concept dis-
cussed at recent meetings.
Engineers feel plans can be
complete before advertise-
ments are out for a design
;build firm to submit a pro-
posal.


COUNTY MEETINGS OF INTEREST
(see legal notices this edition for additional information)
Date of Meeting Nature Of Meeting Location


9-1-05 5 p.m.


9-3-05 10 a.m.


9-6-05 7 p.m.

9-8-05 5 p.m.



9-12-05 *3 p.m.



9-12-05 *7 p.m.

9-13-05 4 P.M.


9-14-05 9 a.m.




9-15-05 6 p.m.


9-20-05 9 a.m.


Design Review Board
Meeting

Beach Highland Subdivision
Neighborhood Meeting


SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach
Santa Rosa Beach
Club
4801 W. Co. Hwy. 30-A


DeFuniak Springs Planning City Hall
Board Public Hearing DeFuniak Springs


Walton Co. Planning
Commission Public Meeting


Walton Co. Beach
Safety/Education
Committee Meeting

DeFuniak Springs City
Council Public Hearing
Walton Co. Commissioners
- Regular Meeting

Walton Co. Tourist
Development Council
Meeting'


Walton Co. Code
Enforcement Board Regular
Meeting
Walton Co. Cultural Plan
Advisory Committee
Meeting


WCTDC Conference
Room
25777 US Hwy 331 S
Santa Rosa Beach
WCTDC Conference
Room
25777 US Hwy 331 S
Santa Rosa Beach
City Hall
DeFuniak Springs
Walton Co. Courthouse
DeFuniak Springs

WCTDC Conference
Room
25777 US Hwy 331 S
Santa Rosa Beach

SW Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach
Anchor Room
Freeport Community
Ctr, 16040 Hwy. 331 S
Freeport


Emerald Coast Public Re-
lations Organization
(ECPRO) member Kathy
Morrow, director of commu-
nication with CHELCO and
Joe Purka, Grenzebach Glier
& Associates, were recently
honored as senior practitio-
ners at the annual Southern
Public Relations Federation
(SPRF) conference held in
Biloxi, MS. The Senior Prac-
titioner Award is given to
those who are recognized by
their peers as veteran public
relations practitioners with
high ethical standings and
who meet other established
criteria. SPRF members
come from the four-state area
of Mississippi, Louisiana,
Florida and Alabama.

Morrow and fellow ECPRO
member, Sabrina McLaugh-
lin, voter education/PR coor-
dinator with the Okaloosa
County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office, were also hon-
ored for their work in the
public relations field in The
LanternAwards competition.
Awards are given each year
to recognize projects, pro-
grams and productions that
display outstanding strategy,
creativity and production
skills. Awards are given at
three levels in multiple cat-
egories covering all facets of
public relations.



After their summer hiatus,
Green Thumb Garden Club
of Santa Rosa Beach will
meet Wednesday, September
21, 2005, at 9:30 AM at Em-
bassy Suites, 570 Scenic
Highway 98, Miramar
Beach.
Barbara Allen, author and
professional landscaper, will
present a slide-talk program
on understanding and devel-
oping the holistic garden. We
are not alone on this planet;
our lives and gardens are re-
lated to and dependent on the
lives of a myriad of creatures
and plants. The public is in-


KATHYMORROW, DIRECTOR of Communications with
CHELCO, receives awards from the Southern Public Rela-


tions Federation.
Lantern Awards, is the
competition's highest honor.

Morrow'received three cer-
tificates of achievements:
one in the category of"Exter-
nally Circulated Magazines"
for CHELCO News (addi-
tional credits go to Kathy
Craft); one in the category of
"Special Purpose Publica-
tions" for the Youth Tour




vited to attend.
Lunch will be served at a
cost of $15 and reservations


Handbook (additional credits
go to Brenda Whitfield and
Jennifer Wakefield); and one
in the "Potpourri" category
for the Youth Tour Kit (addi-
tional credits go to Brenda
Whitfield.
For more information
about ECPRO, please visit
www.emeraldcoastpr.org or
call Ronda Davenport at 243-
0315.




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September 16, 2005.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


Infant Care Eye Bill endorsed

by Walton County Commissioners


BY TIANA LARSEN

Imagine losing a three-
year-old grandson to a deadly
disease, but one that could
have been treated if discov-
ered early. This is what hap-
pened to Pam Bergsma,
whose grandson Joseph Hol-
lander Bergsma died from re-
tinoblastoma, a disease that
causes malignant tumors in
the retinal cells of the eye.
Bergsma appeared before
the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC) on August 23 and
asked for their support of a
proclamation endorsing leg-
islation titled the "Infant Eye
Care Bill," which would re-
quire eye screening at birth
and at two subsequent well-
baby exams.
If such a screening had
been performed on Joey, he
would be here today,
Bergsma told the BCC, who
unanimously approved the
proclamation.
The most important thing
for parents to know, Bergsma
said, is that if a white reflec-
tion appears in a photograph
where there should be a red
reflection ("red eye,") the


THIS IS JOSEPH JOEYY"
HOLLANDER BERGSMA,
who passed away in Decem-
ber, 2000, at the age of three.
Joey died from retinoblas-
toma, a disease that causes
the growth of malignant tu-
mors in the retina. It is the
third most common cancer in
children, but is treatable with
early diagnosis.
One sign of the disease is a
white spot where a "red eye"
would normally show up in
a photograph. Joey's grand-
mother, Pam Bergsma, is
working for legislation that
would require screening of
infants and young children
for this and other eye dis-
eases.
child should be immediately
taken to an eye doctor.


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FOa R


Bergsma showed early pho-
tographs of Joey with the tell-
tale white spot, but at the
time, Joey's family did not
know it was an indicator of a
disease that would ulti-
mately take the child's life.
The screenings the legisla-
tion would mandate would
not only turn up retinoblas-
toma, but other treatable eye
diseases that lead to blind-
ness. According to the proc-
lamation, the frequency of
retinoblastoma has increased
over the years, and now oc-
curs in one out of every
12,000 children born in the
United States.

For the last four years ,
Bergsma has been trying to
get the state legislature to
pass the bill, which is being
fought by medical societies.
However, State Senator
Durell Peaden supports the
bill and Bergsma hopes to get
it passed in the next legisla-
tive session.
For more information on
the bill and eye disease
screening in babies and chil-
dren, see the web site,
www.lovejoey.com, or contact
Bergsma at 561-586-2094.


After the storm


If forced to evacuate your
home, let your agent or insur-
ance company know your
temporary forwarding ad-
dress and phone number im-
mediately report property
damage to your insurance
agent and company.
Make emergency repairs to
protect from further damage,
document the damage and
repairs in writing, and with
receipts and photos. Keep re-
ceipts for those repairs so
that your insurance company
can reimburse you.
If your use a generator for
power, remember to keep it
outside and in a well-venti-
lated.area because genera-
tors produce carbon monox-
ide. Keep it out of the garage.
Beware of downed power
lines, especially near water -


to avoid risk of electrocution.
If your house is damaged,
shut electricity off at the
breakers. Because Katrina
was expected to drop several
inches of rains, flooding is a
real danger. Never drive
through floodwaters or on
flooded roads. If your vehicle
stalls, leave it immediately
and seek higher ground.
Water only two feet deep can
sweep away most cars.
Maintain copies of your
household inventory and
other documentation, includ-
ing .photos. This will assist
the adjuster in assessing the
value of the destroyed prop-
,erty. If considering the assis-
tance of a public insurance
adjuster, verify that they are
licensed by calling the
department's toll-free con-


summer helpline at 1-800-342-
2762. Be sure you under-
stand how much a public in-
surance adjuster is charging
and what services are in-
cluded before signing any
contract. Beware of fly-by-
night repair businesses. Hire
licensed and reputable ser-
vice people.
A key safety step you can
take today (recently learned
from a first responder) is to
designate an emergency con-
tact on your cell phone using
a simple code: (ICE) In case
of Emergency. Our cell
phones are often a lifeline for
us in a crisis. Paramedics, po-
.ji.c an firefighters, 9t4E.p
waste valuable time trying to
figure out whom to call in an
emergency.


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THE 'GREEN' HOME inAlys Beach isactually whitefrom top to bottom, ncluading me rooj. t s
'green" designation comes from its environmentally-friendly design.


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home in

Alys

Beach
The first local home certi-
fied through a statewide pro-
gram promoting more envi-
ronmentally-friendly towns
and buildings has been des-
ignated in the new Walton
County development of Alys
Beach. The home is a "green
home" built to the specifica-
tions of the Florida Green
Building Coalition (FGBC), a
non-profit organization
working with builders and
developers to improve the
environmental performance
of the built environment.
The home was built to meet
standards in a number of cat-
egories related to such issues
as energy efficiency, health,
durability, water and mate-
rials use, and disaster miti-
gation. Some of the specific
features that helped attain
the standard include the use
of highly-efficient geother-
mal heating and cooling, a
white roof that reflects sun-
light, soy-based spray foam
insulation, 100 percent re-
cycled drywall, and a pro-
gram to manage home pests
while minimizing the use of
,harmful chemicals .
Approximately 150 homes
in Florida have been certified
as green homes through the
FGBC program, and the Alys


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THE INTERIOR is also designed for the best use of space, in-
cluding this window which disperses light better than a traditional
window.


Beach home is the first in the
state west of Tallahassee.
The home is open to the pub-
lic and, currently serves as
the Alys Beach sales center.
Alys Beach is located on
Highway 30-A in south Wal-
ton County.


mom'MIEu


Assistance for Hurricane Dennis approaches 59million


Funds continue to flow to
the area and people impacted
by Hurricane Dennis.
Since the July 10 presiden-
tial disaster declaration,
$38,540,000 has been ap-
proved for public assistance.
Applicants, including units of
local government, in 20 coun-
ties (Bay, Calhoun, Dixie, Es-
cambia, Franklin, Gadsden,.
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Jefferson, Leon, Levy, Lib-
erty, Monroe, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla,


Walton, and Washington) are
eligible for funds for emer-
gency services and debris re-
moval and to help restore or
rebuild essential public facili-
ties.

Homeowners, renters and
business owners in 10 desig-
nated counties (Bay, Dixie,
Escambia, Franklin, Gulf,
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor,
Wakulla and Walton) are eli-
gible for Individual Assis-
tance, including grants and


CAS monthly meeting set


The Choctawhatchee
Audubon Society will meet
Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6:30
p.m. at OWC Learning Re-
sources Center, Room 131.
Backyard wildlife and con-
servatibn topics will be dis-
cussed and Rebecca Rush-
ing, wildlife manager at
Hurlburt Field, will talk
about how they and other air
fields deal with the conflict
of wildlife on the runways.


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FOR SALE

FOR SALE
Computers $75
Chest of drawers $50
Table w/extensions $40
Table w/4 chairs $65
Microwave $25
Electric Chair (Scooter) $2,000.
Etc. 892-0125
3tp 8/18-9/1
BARLEY'S TRADING POST
Computer desk-work stations, file
cabinets, office chairs-used refrigera-
tors-stores-washer/dryer. All with
warranty!!
We buy used appliances & furniture.
Located Hwy. 90 E Across from
Perdue's Feed Mill.
Wed -- Sat.10 Am 5 Pm.
892-3299/585-7506
U-PICK/WE PICK PEAS, OKRA,
Derry Braswell, 850-834-2121.5tp 8/
25-9/22
FOR SALE-12x20 fully equipped
Hair Salon-movable building-2 wet
stations, 3 dryer, $8,500.892-3399/
892-3406. 2tp 8/25-9/2
MINI ROUND BALES
OF PINE STRAW
Mulch hay.
BAND SAW LUMBER
Cut any size you want.
Call 892-2102. Leave Message.
15wds
FILL DIRT,
clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway material.
All delivered.
Spreading available.
Driveways built.
Anything hauled.
REDS HAUL'N.
892-0503
FILL DIRT
$80 8 yd load.
We also haul clay, and gravel.
Spreading available.
We do driveways and backhoe
work, And small land clearing jobs.
Free 'estimates 892:373.
Washer & dryer $1 -5 for both.
Clothes dryer $70. Also stove, fridge
and windows for sale.,334,858-7501
or (850) 834-4301. tfc 4/11
PERENNIAL/PEANUT HAY for
horses & goats. $5 a bale. 834-3881.
tfc 3/11
ELECTRIC RASCAL By Electric
Mobility. 4 years old. Never used. All
accessories, trunk winch. Blue Book.
$2,000. Entertain Offer! 892-3857.
l.tp 9/1
LARGE-SIDE BOARD-Must have 9'
ceilings-hand carved mahogany with
shelves, mirrors, drawers & enclosed
cabinet space. Very unique & beau-
tiful. $1,150: 892-6827.3tp 9/1-9/15
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR SALE IN
DFS. Computer desk & glass top
patio table with 4 chairs. Make offer.
Call 850-597-0717. ltp 9/1


LOST/FOUND

Ladies Watch. Lost either inside
Wal-Mart or in parking lot, Sunday,
Aug. 28. Has sentimental value. Re-
ward! 892-5331. 1tp 9'1







a FREE
^ ESTIMATES.' y
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850-258-5682
850-573-9064
S Rlrncs available


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR '
EMPLOYMENT



Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,


Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: August 22nd
- National Certification
- Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com


PETS/PET SUPPLIES

HAPPY JACKS KENNEL SPOT:
Strongest flea
and tick protection.
Quicker kill, longer residual
Contains NO growth regulators!
Frank's Cash & Carry
(835-4221).
www.happyjackinc.com
4tc 8/18-9/9
2 ADORABLE BLACK Male
Pomerian puppies. Call 834-2576
after 6 p.m. or leave message. Itp
9/1



AUTOS/
MOTORCYCLES


93 CHRYSLER LEBARON CON-
VERTIBLE- Brand New top-Good
tires, Needs some work-$700. OBO.
956-9960. tfc 8/4
96 NISSAN XC-4x4, 85,933 miles.
$7,500. 1 Stop Auto Shop. 951-
1137.tfc 6/9
1991 BUICK PARK AVE. Excellent
condition. $2,300. 1984 Ford
Ranger. Runs. $900. 859-2411.2tp
8/25-9/2


BOATS

RHINO BOATS Joe's Motor Ser-
vice, Inc., Hartford, AL 334-588-
2968. tfc 6/24



MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

MANUFACTURED HOME FOR
SALE-Want a new home? Trade in
your-old home for the home you've
always wanted. 850-864-5517, tfc 4/
14-15wds


SERVICES


ALTERATION-Vo's Tailoring., Across
Winn Dixie in Walton Plaza. Alterate
wedding-formal dresses, & tuxes.
Jean & casual clothing. 892-0466 12tp
8/18-11/3
AFTER SCHOOL & SATURDAY MU-
SIC LESSONS AVAILABLE, guitar,
bass & piano. All ages welcome.
Layaways available. DAVES MUSIC,
DFS. 892-7073.
SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE-
Mowing, trimming, gen. clean up, De-
pendable, Free estimates, 892-5756.
tfc 8/18
MOSLEY LAWN CARE-complete
lawn care. Estimates available. 859-
2177 or 865-4721. 4tc 8/18-9/9
TRACTOR WORK, Bushhogging and
lot clearing available. Call 974-2259/
892-9838. tfp 10/28
TRACTOR WORK -DISC, bushhog,
lime/fertilize, spread, food plots, gar-
dens, driveways rocked. 892-2522.
8tp 7/21-9/8


Best
Prices


SASNETT ENTERPRISES Inc.
Masonry, Tile, Carpentry & General
Handyman. No job too small. Li-
censed & Insured. 892-5523/699-
5348. pd 6/9

NEED A WEBSITE for your busi-
ness? Reasonable rates
zach@tuahan.com. tfp. 4/14

NEED HELP WITH YOUR ELD-
ERLY loved ones? Temporary
Care Sitting Services. Will take
care of your loved one as if they
were our own family. Call 682-1212
or 272-0310. 2tp 8/25-9/1


YARD SALES


DAVIS PAINTING
& PRESSURE WASHING
FLORALA, AL
334-858-4163
FREE ESTIMATES *


334-858-6050
334-858-6051 iaxi


D-elivery-
Available


ASK .ABOl'T O'R POLE BAN R ITS


MostOrders
Filled In 2-3 Days


BRANDI'S ATTIC
SEL F,-SER\ ICE MINISTORAGE
835-2850
1/2 Mile N. of Bay Bridge on
331 or 5 Miles S. of Freeport
S5x10 $20 to 10x20 $60
Well Lighted & Secure Area
Manager Lives On Location


A-i Mini Storage, Inc.
2012 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
+ CLIMATE CONTROL +
+ AFFORDABLE PRICING +
+ AVAILABLE: 5'x10', 10'xlO', 10'x20', 10'x25' +
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED
HWY. 90 WEST & 331 NORTH
(850) 892-4677
MANAGED BY: CROWN INVESTMENT PROPERTIES



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


Installation Available
INl SOME AREAS


Hwy. 90 East & Norwood Rd.
DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
Bonifay 547-0726
Chiley 638-8183
Self-Service Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit* Units are carpeted

10x0 = $38 10x20 = $68


PORTABLE BUILDINGS
PORTABLE BUILDINGS


nnifay\ Florida
0BTri States Leader in Barnm Kit and Deck Kit Sales Since 1997 *

PANHANDLE SALVAGE
405 West Hwy. 90, Bonifay, FL (850)547-9354 www.panhandlesalvage.com


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All Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Insulation Tile Board Mailbox Post
Vanities Siding Wood Paneling
,.:a--


.. . ..
7 .
24'x 24'AG BARNKITS
2.4 x 36'
24',x 3. Certified & Engineered
' 2' xA")i'z Metal Trusses
,.2' x (iO' Ai vSize Availabl,
['fgie ccrd 1)Dr1niaw l
l'aintelId 0oofiitn AvIlable


l]An ridrcape l r Fence ,Posts Fence P'anels DoosRi
SheetRook 4"x8- x I1/2" Laim-into. I -,TI 8.19'bSF 1.2" x I I Lap ~ i 89


YARD SALE-286 CLAY STREET-Sat-
urday, Sept. 3. 7 am until 12.
3 FAMILY YARD SALE-A little bit of
everything. Come see what we got.
Sept. 3, 7 am 12:30. 90 West, right
on King Lake Road, right on Mosley
Road, Follow signs. itp 9/1


ESTATE SALE 9/2 & 9/3-8 am till.
Furniture & misc. 19 ft. boat, trailer
& IO motor. Fernwood Ct. Oakwood
Hills. Take Girl Scout to Violet to
Fernwood. 1tp 9/1


LYLE'S
AUTO SALVAGE & RECYCLING
We Buy:
ALUMINUM COPPER,
STAINLESS STEEL,
BRASS & JUNK CARS
892-0123


2226 US Hwy. 90 W., DeFuniak Springs, FL 342433

.CROCKETT LOG HOMES
. H.OFFMAN / DEALER ".


S850-892-3037



-- 106 Pisces Lane
"-- DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433



M iberty,
.fGtters,
Residential/Commercial
SFREE EstimatesL
S6" Seamless Custom Aluminum Gutters
Call Chris At: 850-834-6155
Cell: 850-258-9548
Nextel: 186*116*7186 Licensed & Insured



BOUT GUTTERS


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


"The Telephone Man





Business & Residential Installations & Prewire
Business Systems All Major Brands!
Cat 5 Cabeling
Fiberoptics
Networking
*Voicemail
SBeepers
SSales, Lease & Repair
SLocal Telephone Service UI
*Authorized Shipping Outlet "'


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


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


Serving NWFlorida & South Alabama since 1983


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EPTIC TAN


* New Installations
* Mound Systems
* Pump Outs


Drainline Repairs
* Gray Water Systems
Certifications


SAT., SEPT. 3RD 6 P.M. TIL.
HWY. 90 ACROSS FROM THE WESTVILLE BAR,
WESTVILLE, FL. WATCH FOR SIGNS.
ABSOLUTE AUCTION CLEANING OUT STORAGE
BUILDING!! EVERYTHING MUST GO!! MANY ITEMS
SUCH AS LIVING ROOM SUITE, OAK DINING TABLE SET,
BUFFET, RECLINER, OUTDOOR BENCHES, OUTDOOR
FURNITURE, 2 DISHWASHERS, OLD CONSOLE TYPE
RECORD PLAYER, LARGE COOLERS, FISH COOKER, 2
PICKUP TOOL BOXES AND LINER, TOOLS, BEDS,
SPEAKERS, 10" DEWALT MITER SAW, LOTS OF
MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN ITEMS,
BOX DEALS AND MANY MORE ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS
TO LIST! REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. RAIN OR SHINE.
CASH OR CHECKS W/ID. 5% BUYERS PREMIUM.
AUCTIONEER: MICHELLE ROOF AU 3014


NOW LEASING


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


,Tact2Iuy Direct IPrice&
Eas&y, T7aynwnt
(850)836-4545
or 836-4455
Hwy 90
Ponce de Leon, FL
(Next To Hall's Hardware)


Deck Kits Available
6' x 8' 8'x 16"
8' x10' 12'x 14'
8' x 1. 2' 12' x16' .....
Includes p00 t fr' minr. 5/4 deck .
boards .:. .. .,. ,. spUdifes M F 8am 5 pm Sat. 8am Noon


State Certified, Licensed & Insured
25 Years Experience
CALL







DAY or NIGHT
fax 682-9679


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


BIG YARD SALE-SATURDAY, Sept.
3rd. Too many things to list. 1001
King Lake Blvd. Follow signs to the
lake and find a great deal. Hours are
7 till 12, canceled if bad weather. itp
9/1


GIGANTIC YARD SALE-Saturday,
September 3, 8 am to 2 pm. Walton
County Art League at the Farmer
Market next to Burger King. Too
many items to list. 1tp 9/1


CuteCottge i-D3
3/2BrndNe
willbe ompete 9/0/0
Only14750


(806200


L.cvlopir leascIcu LU.L WIL"
possible Gulfview in Seagrove Beach.
Pool with 2 close beach accesses............$595,000
* 3 AC in Black Creek, can be divided Price Reduced!$270,000
* 13 AC on CR3280 near Bruce $1,600,000
* 2700 Sq. Ft. Home on Black Creek w/Appx. 4.5 AC $700,000
* Appx. 3 AC w/252 Ft. Rd. Frontage on 3280. Black Creek
area Owner Financing Possible $425,000
* 900 Sqft. Moblie Home in Black Creek area. Call me for a tour.............$210,000.
* 3 AC in the heart of Pt. Washington. Walking distance to
Eden State Gardens $2,500,000
* Double lot in Santa Rosa Beach with a 2300 Ft. Mobile Home...............$350,000
* 1.53 AC, Pt. Washington, zoned NPA Infill......... Pendending Contract $980,000
* Bayfront: 3 side by side lots w/approx. 210 front foot. Great view of the
Bay Bridge & sunsets. May be split up $1,550,000
* Almost half an AC directly on the Bay. Close to deep water.
70' Bay Frontage $550,000
Mobile (850) 865-0250.
Contact: Tim Yandell Office (850) 231-5454
tyandell@direcway.com Agent Home (850) 231-3696




SANTA ROSA BEACH
Chrysler Ave. 75'x150' Lot, 1 Block from Bay. Great lot
for building, great neighborhood $235,500
Don Bishop Rd. Seller Motivated! Let's Make A Deal! -
100'x10' Large Corner Lot Don Bishop and Roberts Rd... $229,500
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Lake Rosemary Great Lake Lot for your new mobile Home.
Paved road, .64 Acre $99,500
Lots, Lots, Lots Homes or Mobile Homes, Builders & Plans
for your New Home. Oakwood Lakes, Oakwood Hills
Kings Lake Paradise Island! Waterfront. "It can't get better
than this." Away from the hussle and bussle of the city, yet only
50 miles to the Beautiful Emerald Coast. Boating and fishing,
over 2300 Sq. Ft. H/C + 1800 Sq. Ft. to expand. Boat dock, pier,
and smokehouse for your cookouts. So many anemities.
See to believe. Beauliful Kings Lake on 400+ Acres

can Kathryn Brigman
Realtor


KELLER
WILLIAMS
Emerald Coast
Each Office is independently'
owned and operated


Cell
Home
-Fax--.,


205-902-3202
850-622-1503
-850-622-1955


ESTATE YARD SALE- Furniture, an-
tiques, glassware and more. Every-
thing must go! Friday Sept. 2nd Sat.
Sept. 3rd. 7 am to 5 pm. 290 Cres-
cent St. DFS.
MOVING SALE-Fri & Sat. 7 till.
@7252 Co. Hwy 183 S. 1.5 miles be-
low Euchee Valley Cemetery. Furni-
ture, beds, cookware. Old items. Pic-
tures & misc. Everything must go!
YARD SALE 83 HURLEY DRIVE.


Elderly supplies clothes, TV's ste-
reos etc. Thursday & Friday. 9/1&
PORCH SALE. The Pilot Club
Friendship Cottage Porch Sale is
Saturday! Lots of good bargains.
Kitchen items, gadgets, fall clothing,
linens, and junk. This monthly event
helps support our Brain Support
Center, and we will gladly accept
your donations of items for sale, and
provide you with a receipt for taxes.
Sept. 3, 7 am 1pm., 353 Juniper
Lake Road. 1tp 9/1


(850) 835-1737
"Making The Difference"


* Just Reduced! 1/2 Acre Lot, Black Creek Blvd.
Great Investment, Great Buy!. $119,000
* 144 Southwood Circle 1.02 Acres, Bay Loop Area.
Includes a 2/1 MH, Water and Septic.
Property backs to Alligator Alley................................ $197,500
* 8 Acres Highway 81 Approx. 265 Ft. Hwy. Frontage
on both sides of Hwy. 81, West side has Water, Septic
and Electric available plus utility building.
A property with possibilities' $695,000
* 85, 95, & 111 Anchor Rd. Great Investment!
1/2 Acre w/3 MH's. Trees, Water, Septic,
Electric and Cable available.
Value is in the Land! Priced For You To Buy At.............$149,000
* 90 Sunset Lane, Many Possibilities! 1.75 Acres, W. of Freeport,
N. of Hwy 20. 5/2 Brick home w/28x50 Workshop.
Approx. 1 Acre West of Sunset is Vacant Land.................$695,000
* Hansen Road I Acre, Bay Loop Area. Includes 2 Rental MH's.
MH no value. Value is in the Land $129,000
Chek ot or wbsie fr mre roprtyinf


SLNSU ALA


MOVING SALE-87 Pine Shores Rd.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 7 am noon. Can-
cel if rains. Itp 9/1


YARD SALE- Sat. 8 until ?? 873 S
2nd St. Large variety of items priced
to sell. 1tp 9/1


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BUT NOT THE DOWN PAYMENT $?

Prestige Home Center
Can get you approved today!

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IMPROVEMENTS RIGHT INTO
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(Example: Clearing. Well, Septic, Hookups, etc.)

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1 ACRE00 LOT
(L-1147) S 0.
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3 BLOCKS TO THE CIRCLE
(R-1115) Beautifully refurbished Florida Cottage
- oak floors throughout, built in china cabinet,
book shelves, fireplace (gas), sun room excel-
lent landscaping
$189,900


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2 B/2BAcotae it 23 t So


HIGHWAY 331 SOUTH
(A-2848) 1.97 acre parcel, cleared with 242 feet
fronting Highway 331 just south of 1-10.
Commercial use available. Building could be up
to 9,999 sq. ft. Think of the possibilities.
$349,000


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WATERFRONT
(R-1074) Juniper Lake Waterfront 72 feet of
waterfront with dock older mobile home, as-is.
$139,500


LAKEFRONT HOME
(R-1088) Ten Lake Estates waterfront home,
215 ft. of waterfront, brick,-3 BR/2 BA, fireplace,
formal dining room, garage, dock.
$295,000


682 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone (850) 892-9650 Toll Free 1-888-892-9658
Fax 850-892-9651
Sally R. Merrifield, Terry J. Pilcher, Christa Merrifield-Mitchell
Broker, Owner Realtor/Owner Realtor, Owner
850-865-0640 850-865-2541 850-978-2973


Ashleigh Murray
850-685-7822


Dawne Miller
850-225-7710


Debbie Jones
850-865-2541


Jack Cole
850-585-6707


Judi King
850-951-1951


Beth Johnston
Office Manager
850-892-4645


Mac Work
850-333-0315


Prudential


Menifield & Pilcher


Really
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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


OFFICE SPACE

FOR LEASE


MOSSY HEAD/
NEW HARMONY
3 BR,1 BA block home for
$78,000 on 1 acre. New paint,
flooring and stove. Very private
location on paved road with pub-
lic water, CH/A, fruit and nut
trees. 1175 Sexton Road.
George Stanley, 850-9070,
Broker/Associate.
American Realty of NW Fl, Inc.


Windswept Estates
Freeport's only gated golf course
community. Windswept Dunes, an
18 hole course, was voted #5 in
the Top Ten Courses by Golf
Magazine. Lakefront and golf
Course Lots available from
$174,900.
Bay Harbour
Discover the North Shore!
This unique subdivision features
175 acre nature preserve, nature
trails, boardwalk to bay, tennis
courts, city water & sewer and
underground utilities Bayfront
and interior lots available from
$175,000.
Freeport Waterfront Lots
145' On George Ellis Point with
great views of Mallet Bayou.
Cleared with dock and lift.
$749,900.
70' on Mallet Bayoui. Piperty is
on paved street close to Hwy. 331.
$499,900.
Hogtown Bauou
*Great building lot in a quiet loca-
tion with views of the bayou. City
water and sewer available.
Reduced $179,900. t -
Nice lot with water access that
feeds into Hogtown Bayou. Great
for smaller boats or canoes.
$299,900.
Freeport Home
Brand new! 3 Br/2 BA Florida
cottage with fireplace, vaulted
ceilings, nice porches, and natural
landscaping. Home sits on .5 acre
just off of Hwy. 331. Lease option
negotiable. Easy Showing!
$299,900.

MTTO


& RJALTY J.
(850) 835-4153



LOCATION-LOCATION
LOCATION
DeFuniak Springs
Business Complex
US 331 & Hwy. 90
across from OWC
LANDMARK LOCATION
5 business suites and
6 luxury apartments
Private laundry mat
Shown by appointment only

COMMERCIAL 2 STORY
BUSINESS COMPLEX
Corner of US 90
and Smith Rd.
Brand New -Never occupied
Call for additional info.

JUNIPER LAKE ESTATES
1 acre wooded lot
$35,000.00

OAKRIDGE RD
3/4 acre lot
Well, Septic & Power
on property
$55,000.00

MOSSYHEAD
1 plus acre on June Lake
Fenced, septic, city water
2 mobile homes.
$150.000.00

MOSSY HEAD
1 acre wooded lot
City Water
$45,000.00

COPPERLEAF CORP
LICENSED REAL
ESTATE BROKER
MICHAEL A. ARMBRUSTER
850-892-2940 PHONE/
892-5734 FAX
892-1620 MOBILE
email-maa@gdsys.net


OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
331 S. APPR. 800 sq. ft.
Electric, water, sewer, trash
covered in lease. $1,520. a month.
Call 85-892-3711.4tc 8/18-9/2



FOR RENT

HOME FOR RENT-3 bd/2ba-Santa
Rosa Beach. Hot tub on deck. Quiet
subdivision. $1,500 month. 892-
6827. 3tp 9/1-9/15


BAD CREDIT? Attention Land Own-
ers-Prestige Homes will get you ap-
proved for a land/home package with
your land. Call Today. 850-864-5517.
tfc 4/14 21wds

RENT-TO-OWN: 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
mobile home: needs work. Com-
bined trailer payment and lot rent
$425 with $1,500 down. Go west on
Highway 90 to right turn on Smith
Road. Go to Right Turn on Oakwood
Lakes Blvd. Left on Donatello Road,
then left to 72 Donatello Lane. Go
look then call 892-2284. tfc7/21-
52wds


Brick 31 on 1.02 ac remodeled, reroofed, relandscaped
Alongside is separate parcel 1.2 ac
an build additional home & rent the other

Great income opportunity or enjoy ALL to yourself!
Brokers Protected




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Total2.22 ac w/home REDUCED to $185r000.
Locator: Off 280 A (2nd Street) n DeFundak Sprngs
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Deer Run W...1500+ total sf 3BR/2BA brick home with a
large outbuilding, partial fencing and a creek at the back of
5 acres.............................. .......... ...... ... $189,000
HOMES
ST Hwy 83 N...Hilltop country estate featuring a 2200+
total sf 3BR/2BA home with a pool and deck, pond, fenced
corral and covered outbuilding on 77 acres .......$1,200,000
Magnolia Lake Estates... New construction
2400+ total sf 4BR/2BA brick home ...................$310,000
2500+ total sf 4BR/3BA brick home. ................ $325,000
Anchors Lake Drive...3300+ total sf 3BR/2BA home on
Lake Anchors near the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club and
within a mile of the Gulf ....................................$990,000
LAND
Hwy 331 N...250 acres close to DeFuniak Springs ideal for
a large scale subdivision. Slightly less than 2 miles of
frontage on 2 paved roads, approximately 2000' frontage
on Lake Holley and 5000' frontage on a 40 acre private
lake. Current land use is 2 units/acre.......$12,500,000
Old Possum Ridge Rd...302 acres close to Crestview
currently going through a land use amendment to 2 units/
acre... .................. ..... ........ $5,285,000
Buck Ward Rd...70 acres west of Crestview.....$2,500,000
11.6 acres.. ............... ..........$330,000
Lowell Mason Rd... 1.75 acre lot east of Crestview off of
Clint Mason Rd............................ .................$47,500
Country Manor Rd... .5 acre lot in Teelinville........$42,500
.42 acre lot Oakwood Hills Unit 1...................$17,500
3 lots Oakwood Hills Unit 1... each lot is .23 acre and has
community water.......... ............$18,000 ea
3 lots on Bayou Circle... 2 at .25 acre and 1 at .35 acre
close to the bay in Freeport .........................$145,000 ea
Hwy 20 W...60 acres with limitless development
possibilities close to Freeport ........................$2,400,000


Tom Hecker
850-830-1851
Michele Roof
850-415-0183
Duane Timmons
850-865-2500


MLS


John Weeks, Owner/Broker
850-585-2019


Philip Spires
850-305-2186
Monica Farris
850-865-5656


REALTOR


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Best Buy of the week!
2 bedroom 2 bath for $76,900 overlooking Pretty Lake! Nice, clean mobile that has been re-
worked on the interior. Has some hardwood and some plywood floors. A living room has been
added to the back of the mobile. Yard has some landscaping and small sprinkler system. Gorgeous
view of Pretty Pond from the front yard. There are 4 metal sheds with a carport that are included in
the purchase and one above ground pool. Entire lot is fenced and well maintained. Call and make an
appointment to see this home today.
| WATERFRONT HOMES I
Price has been reduced. LAKE JUNIPER 3 bedroom 2 bath home convenient to all areas of
Walton County in just minutes, including the beaches of South Walton County...home was built
with great detail to enjoy the water...home features double sliding glass doors across the back that
open onto a sun porch that runs the length of the home and has an unobstructed view of the lake...has
a large master bedroom over looking the lake... main part of the home has a large open living room
with hardwood floors, dining room and kitchen.. .fireplace with marble hearth, all of this over looks
the lake...a den/family room.....large laundry room ... .new dock, boat home, two storage buildings
and fenced back yard......all electric home...smoke free... excellent condition...built on a concrete
slab...all appliances stay with home...new metal roof and maintenance free siding...large old live
oaks... lovely yard with lush green grass...make your bid on this home today...All for only $297,000.

Lake Rosemary waterfront lot has been reduced ....lot next door is also available; each lot is
approx 1/2 acres. Paved road close to town. Build your dream home or place your new doublewide
on these beautiful lots. Reduced to $105,000

Pretty Lake waterfront lots two lots side by side each lot approx 1 acre. Nice lawn and some large
old oaks with a gentle roll toward the lake. Lot 9 has a well and septic (not sure in they are still able
to be used) There is a huge home being built across the lake from this property. Buy now before
prices skyrocket...Lot 8 is $75,000 and Lot 9 next to it is $89,000. Call about these lots today.
HOMES in WALTON COUNTY I
DeFuniak Springs LOOKING TO RETIRE! 3 bedroom 2 baths well kept mobile home on 3/4
acre walking distance to lake. Nice yard. A neighborhood that the big or little kids will enjoy.
Bring your fishing pole. Listing agent notes this home is very well kept and ready to move right in.
Priced to sell at $109,000.

Freeport like new 3 bedrooms 1 bath on 1.3 acres like new home, new roof, new windows, new
kitchen, new cabinets, and new stove...this corner property is nicely wooded with a storage barn
and carport on the back of the property... close to the bay and beaches ...All for only $199,500.

Freeport This 3 bedroom 2 bath 1267 sq ft home is one of the most affordably priced homes in
Freeport! It is brand new and in fantastic condition. This home is being sold along with the stove,
refrigerator, microwave, and a new storage shed. Don't wait long or this'one will surly be gone
SNear the bay and beaches $219,500.
DeFuniak Springs BEAUTIFUL Views from your kitchen sink or back porch over looking a
valley. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home with approx 1500 sq ft. Covered back porch. Yard has mature
landscaping for your ultimate enjoyment. New barn with concrete floor, electric and water to the
barn, older barn for storage. Located on a paved highway in a country area of North Walton County.
If you are looking for a nice neat home you can retire to or a quiet wonderful place to raise your
family, this is it. You won't find a nicer spot to own a couple acres. This one won't be here long. It
is surrounded by another 80 acres owned by the seller who doesn't intend to sell it. All for $219,500

Santa Rosa near the Beaches; 4 bedroom 3 bath home with 2 car garage on the best lot in the
subdivision. Many upgrades including tile floors. Lot backs up to bayou for privacy and beauty.
This home is located off highway 98 near the beaches of south Walton County. $455,000. This
property is off Mack Bayou Road in Mack Bayou Pointe. It has a community pool for your enjoy-
ment. Seller is contributing $5,000 toward closing. Call for an appointment to see this lovely
home today.
| LAND |
1 acre lot in town on sewer and water....great location huge old oaks and magnolia trees .paved
road frontage...a nice spot to build your new home. Located on Hill St look for the sign. Call for
details today. $59,500

2 Lots in Oakwood Hills...Mossy Head area...high and dry on a grade road. Owner will not sepa-
rate, but you can keep one and sell the other after you buy them. Wooded. $47,000
($23,500 each)
Building A Home With No Where To Put It? Well then, this lot in the DeFuniak Springs Country
Club is for you! Property has gentle slope for good drainage and is in the most well kept subdivision
in town. There is a pool and caf6 at the clubhouse. $55,000

Best buy owner is motivated 10 acre comer lot located south of I-10 has road frontage on two
sides. It has approx 1700 feet of fencing, a new septic tank for a 3 bedroom home, (no well); a 1982
single wide trailer is of no value. Seller has horses. Property is cleared with some scattered trees and
some pasture areas. Property is at the end of the road no thru traffic. $119,500.

85 acres along White Creek....paved road frontage on 183 south peaceful creek along the corer
of the property...huge oaks, pines and large variety big trees making this a paradise like property.
Buy now...enjoy ...and hold for future development potential in Walton County. Owner will finance
long.term at a very good interest rate. Call for details. Don't miss this opportunity to leverage your
money and invest in Walton County's Eucheeanna Valley area.

55 acres of prime property south of 1-10 property is almost all uplands...road is in the process of
being paved located just south of I-10. Motivated owner. Walton County.
|I COMMERCIAL |
BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS 8.5 acres in the city limits of DeFuniak Springs...approx 4 acres are
uplands... a wetlands study is available upon request....sewer and water are to the end of Graham
Road next to this property $212,500.

Income producing property in the city limits of DeFuniak Springs. There are currently 4 units on
the property consisting of 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. The seller says that the property is not yet
completely built out and there can be an additional 6 units built on the property. The units are in very
good shape and are located conveniently in town $389,000
ATTENTION BUILDERS: Need a place to do business in Freeport? Well this is .47 ACRES it. An
1800sf building with two office spaces and a warehouse. And it's also located in the heart of town.
Also included with your building is 1/2 acre of commercial property on Hwy 20E. For a total of
$429,000 call today for an appointment.
ATTENTION DEVELOPERS: 10 acres in the city limits of Freeport, zoned R2 (8 units per acre)
with 50' easement, 1/2 mile off Hwy 331 on north side of town. Property is currently in planted pines
with home site. Small creek borders back of property call today to make your offer $2,600,000
I ALABAMA ACREAGE Ask for Bav Clark I


557 acres on Conecuh River. Property is covered by many rolling hills allowing for a future home
site with many beautiful views. Property is currently in planted pines and natural hard woods that
may be harvested in 9 years at an approximate value of $675,000.00. You must see this property
to truly appreciate its beauty. $3000 per acre.
NEAR ELBA, ALABAMA: 112 acres planted in various aged pines. Would make a great weekend
getaway for avid outdoorsman. 2 large creeks on property with many large deer. In addition, owner
says access road is to be paved very soon. $3300 per acre. Call today for more details


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EMERALD COAST
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151 Regions Way
Suite 4-A
Destiny, I-L 32541


Laura Spence McNew
850-585-3481
Doug Goodhart
850-240-3690


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2BR/1 BA Central A/C W/D hookup,
fenced yard, water,sewer, garbage
included. In Town. $525 mo. 376-
3999. 2tp 8/25-9/1

HILLTOP TERRACE APTS. 600 N.
4th St., Florala, AL. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly. 1 bdrm, center, heat
& air. stove refrigerator, free laundry
facilities, planned activities. Based on
income. Come by or call (334) 858-
4655, Leave message. Equal Oppor-
tunities Housing. tfn 3/31


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

LAKEVIEW IN DFS-2 bedroom fur-
nished house for rent @536 Baldwin
Ave. for $620 a month includes cable
or $800 includes water, electric and
cable. Call 859-0188 or 239-470-
0041. tfc 9/1


HOUSE FOR SALE
294 PINE SHORES RD.







PINE SHORES SBilDI\ VISION
S$319,000
BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS BRICK HOME ON
APPROX. 1 ACRE WOODED LOT
: APPROX. 2000 SQ. FT.
2 CAR GARAGE
16X32 WORK SHOP (INSULATED & ELECT. POWER)
HOME VERY WELL MAINTAINED AND UPDATED
QUALITY UPGRADES THROUGHOUT
CALL: D. BROWN REAL ESTATE SERVICES
850-624-1749


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NORTH & CENTRAL LALW LN C UNT'
* \ 1TERFRONT IN FREEPORT b iojI: u.se Dc.L Se-i -illI
\\ell. SepFti & Electric,: .A!rad, in plj'c $190,000
* C (O ERCI L ('ORNERS on SR 20i & SR-81- 1+ Acre Tr.ianiil
(3 Paved Roads) High Iraflic ............. ..................Lease Only
* 1 ACRE IN FREEPORT 2 Rental Units, 2 Lots of Record
Will Subdivide $360,000
* FREEPORT 1/2 ACRE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Garage, 2 Sheds,
Huge Trees, VERY PRIVATE $197,500
* SOUTH BAYGROVE ROAD Excellent Buy! BAYVIEW
(60 x 150), First street north of 331 Bridge ..$209,000
* BRUCE 4+ Acres on State Hwy 20 & CR 3280Commercial
Corner in Brice High Traffic Area. SALE or LEASE........$660,000
* BAYVIEW FOREVER See the water without a ladder!
Bay views over a small wetland of sawgrasses. Upscale north
shore neighborhood, many amenities. See to believe at this price!
Bay Harbor Lot 19 .67 Acre. $225,000
Lot 18 .58 Acre $225,000
* BLACK CREEK- Best price in Creekside subdivision.
.58 Acre Lot on cul-de-sac. Subdivision offers two deep
water docks on Black Creek. Boat launch and
The Outpost less than a m ile away..........................................:.$75,000


DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME 3
bedroom/2 baths CH/A $750 month
$400 deposit. Available Sept. 1,
2005. 892-2387. ltc 9/1

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


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS- Lease
charming 3/2 Brick Home with Lake
View on acre lot in Ten Lake Es-
tates @ 374 Pinewood Dr. New Sep-
tic system and Central Air/heat-Nice
Sunroom and brick fireplace. $1,000
a month-includes water. Perfect for
2 or 3 people. Call 239-353-0414 or
859-0188. tfc 8/4-44WDS


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: The Proven Professionals

Naylor
a REALTY
776 BALDWIN AVENUE
Bruce Naylor 951-2488
Owner-Broker www.brucenaylor.com MLS.
LOTS
Osprey Court, Flamingo Village on 30-A..................... $275,000
Leonardo Lane, Oakwood Lake Estates...................... $39,900
WATERFRONT
Michaelangelo Road, Diamond Lake............................ $84,900
2 lots on Caswell Road. Imperial Lake....................$115,000 ea.
Juniper Island. Lake Juniper......................................... $125,000
Pinewood Drive. Ten Lake Estates............................... $135,000
Spring Lake Road. Spring Lake................................. $250,000
ACREAGE
5 acres. Freeport. Adjoins Eglin AFB............................$225,000
6.95 acres on Redd Road. High and dry...................... $97,300
Two 40 acre parcels. North Holmes County $175,000 ea.
40 acres. Scenic Kidd Rqa~pg43i4G ........ ....$250,000
227 acres. Hwy 1084. Some lowlands....... .......... $520,284
HOMES
11th & Park. Walk to Lakt y IDING ..................... $189,500
Ten Lake Estates. Waterfront. Custom......................$279,000
Ten Lake Estates. 3/2.5 with office. 2 acres/pool........ $299,000
Farm. 60 acres. 3 ponds. 4/3 home. Awesome............ $649,900
COMMERCIAL
Platted Commercial Lot. Just off 331 S........................ $175,000
Office building. 3 acres. Mini-storage. Hwy. 331........:..$896,000
94 acres. Hwy. 331 Just north of 1-10.......................$10,000,000
NEED TO SELL? CALL NAYLOR REALTY!
AGENTS
Bruce Naylor Alex Alexander Dale Cole
Scott Brannon Sue Rushing Rachael Earley
N OWTHE TIME TO SLI ST YOUR ROPERTY


Jack Cole, Realtor
Contact me today for details on these and other properties.
850-585-6707 JackPCole@yahoo.com
Home on 1.5 Aores (add 1.5 acr. option) just min. of town..............$119,500
4 BD/2 BA priced for quick sell; hardwood floors, large decks
5 Acre within miles of Historic DeFuniak............... $100,000
Approx. 1 mile from the city limits, quiet and secluded
Reduced: Approx. 2000 SF 3 BD/2 BA home...................... ............$99,500
Waterview with too many amenities to mention
Priced to Move: 3 BD/2 BA on E. Laurel................................... .......$79,500
Spacious home with new appliances, sod yard and gravel drive
3 Bed/1 Bath "fixer upper" or investment property............................$75,000
East of DeFuniak: many possibilities with this property
Corner Lot on Cottage Hill Rd .....$35,000
Nice quiet and secluded lot for your new home
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Close to schools and shopping. Fenced g
back-yard on large lot! Priced to sell!
$179,900.00

MLS #401233
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DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES!
6.07 acres on Shoemaker Drive
with home, plus adjoining lots for a
total of 7.58 acres. Property sits
between Timberwinds and
Magnolia Spring Subdivision.
$395,000.00
MLS #399913


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3 BR. 1 BA
home on 1 acre in Paxton

$75,000.00
MLS #388074


SNEW LISTING!


Very nice mobile home
with 16x20 addition, on Iwo lots

$195,000.00
MLS #401544


TWO VERY NICE LOTS

on Shorey Drive in Oakwood
Hills, Unit 3. Lots are
cleared and water tap has
been installed, lots are
being sold together.

$45,000.00
MLS #399126


40 ACRE TRACT

of land with 1/4 mile of high-
way frontage in DeFuniak
Springs. Most of the property
is in pasture and has a creek
on the back of the property.

$520,000.00
MLS #399385


6.14 ACRES
#10 WATSON RD.

Nice property with country
setting. Great for horses. Or
who just like privacy.

$90,000.00
MLS #400286


BEAUTIFUL
WATERFRONT LOT
on Kings Lake that is
restricted for houses only.
Lots has been cleared and
the trees was left. Put your
dream home here.
$149,900.00
MLS #401536


TWO MOBILE HOMES
ON FIVE LOTS!
Being sold together.
Level 1 is a double-wide and
level 2 is a single-wide.
There is a carport, detached
garage, two storage sheds
and workshops.
$225,000.00
MLS #395008


NICE 5 ACRE TRACT!
With nice oak trees.
Would make a nice home
site. With all the privacy
you need.

$65,000.00

MLS #399406


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HOMES FOR RENT
STOP RENTING! Own a brand new
land/home package. For $500 dwn-
$500-$1,000 mo. 850-864-5517/244-'
5713. tfc4/14-15wds

BAD CREDIT? Attention Land Own-
ers-Prestige Homes will get you ap-
proved for a land/home package with
your land. Call Today. 850-864-5517,
tfc 4/14 21wds

RENT-TO-OWN: 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
mobile home: needs work. Com-
bined trailer payment and lot rent
$425 with $1,500 down. Go west on
Highway 90 to right turn on Smith
Road. Go to Right Turn on Oakwood
Lakes Blvd. Left on Donatello Road,
then left to 72 Donatello Lane. 'Go
look then call 892-2284. tfc7/21-
52wds

RENT-TO-OWN Trailer (Does not
have to be moved) 3 bedroom/1 bath.
Needs work. Combined payment and
to rent $325/month with $1,000
down. Unit #7 Cherokee Park. Look
in at Cherokee Park on S. 19th street
in DeFuniak. Go look then call 892-
2284. tfc 7/28-41wds

FOR RENT-CUTE HOUSE IN
MOSSY HEAD, 3 Bd/1 Ba w/fireplace
on 1/2 acre near Hwy. 90 $750 mo.
$750 deposit. No pets. Available 9/
1. Call 850-337-2929. Owner is Lic.
Realtor in FL. 2tc 8/25-9/1

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Tonja Bonds,
Vickie Beard
Chris Beard
Beverly Johnson
Michael Haffield
Jamie Landreneau

850-835-1
DeFuniak Off
Lisa Ruby
John Darilow

850-951-2

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Wanted acreage in DeFuniak
Spring! -Walton-Okaloosa County! I
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I BUY HOUSES
I buy Houses!
SAny area, any condition.
Also lots, land and mobile homes.
Avoid foreclosure.
850-830-1014 /334-858-2911.

RESORT FOR SALE
HOLLEY KING LAKE RESORT. Re-
sale of ownership. Call Alton or Betty
Fennell, Largo, FL (727) 585-5185.
Member No #20338. 2tp 8/25-9/1


1-537- REDUCED. Three P" a
mobile homes on 2.7 acres.
First home, 3 BR/2 BA = .
central H/A, ceiling fans, -- 4 .=. -
wall-to-wall carpet, garden -
tub. Second home is
14x70, 3 BR/2 BA, and the
third is 8x40, 2 BR/ 1 BA.
Has septic tank, well
located on Hwy. 331 North
and all are long term rent-...
als: $495,000.00.
P.O. Bx 835, 257 US Hwy. 90 East DeFunlak Springs, FL 32435
Ph. (850) 892-2115a(850) 892-2010 Fax (B50) 892-9097
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Selling local dirt since 1985!
FREEPORT HOMES
*Manufactured Home on 1+ Acres nearWindSwept #380096.....$169,900
*1612 Sq. Ft. 3 Bdrm/2Ba Home in Waterview Cove #376728...$339,900
*Phillips Dr. 3 Bdrm/2Ba 2 car garage #374348........................$324,900
*Mobile Home, 2 Bdrm/2Ba, office, Black Creek area................$124,900
*Home on 1/4 Ac. Lot, bayview, boathouse & comm. dock........$475,000
*1.5 Ac. w/3 Bdrm/2Ba Mobile Home #383717 $155,000
*2111Sq. Ft., 4 Bdrm/2.5Ba in great water views #383706.........$629,900
*1600 Sq. Ft., 3 Bdrm/2Ba with community docks. #383408......$289,000
Y *2 Bdrm/lBa Cottage, renovated....... #387415 $95,000
INC., *3Bdrm/2Ba New Home 1,300 sq. ft. #391756...........................$296,000
S.4 Bbrm/4Ba, 1,800 sq. ft. house for sale #389290 $175,000
*NEW 2005 HOME, 3Bdrm/2Ba #391736 $246,000
*Great House on 4 Ac., Rob Roy Road #390587 $489,000
*1856 Sq. Ft., 3 Bdrm/2Ba, Bayou Forest Drive #396278...........$299,900
'!! VACANT LAND
[ome, 3 Acres on J. W. Hollington Rd. #380053 $249,900
' *4 Lots, Bay Loop Area #382975 Each $129,000
lth Boat- East Bay Loop Rd., Lot .62 Acre #382963 $169,900
*Cross Creek Shores Lot 15-C #383253 $154,900
.99.000 .Developers! 7.6 Acres, fenced, zoned R-3 #383002...............$6,000,000
* *Developers Dream, 673 Ft. on Black Creek, 31.1 Ac...........$14,500,000
*Developers Wanted! 11 Ac. off J. W. Hollington Rd ... $6. 0 5-11
S*8:44 Ac. off Rock Hill Rd. on White Creek Rd. #384143..........$126,000
*Corer lot in city limits, Hanson Rd. #384317$............... ..........$100,000
*2 lots, 1.84 acres total, Black Creek Blvd. #384387..................$389,000
*2.3 Ac. 200 ft. fronting Hwy 331 #381059 $795,000
packagess *Palmetto St., Magnolia Baye Subdivision #380467......................$89,900
Lakes 1.5 Ac. Seymour Rd. #383427 ...................$200,000
L 10 Ac. Hatcher Cemetary Rd. #376334.. $1,350,000
*19 Bayside Dr., 46 Ft. open Bayou views #379647...................$499,000
145.000 .Zoned C-1, 2.4 Acres, Commercial off N Jackson #383605.......$495,000
*3 Ac. Black Creek Blvd., near Hwyi20 $420,000
*LaGrange Shores, .52 acres, paved streets #385041..................$150,000
S*Sandy Pines Lots 24 & 25 Each $99,900
*Southwood Circle, 2 Ac., great Spec houses #387865............$280,000
*2 Ac. Bay Loop Area w/deeded bay access #393490.................$499,900
*5 Ac. Bay Loop Road #394753 $725,000
*14.6 Ac. Canary Lane #387399 $450,000
ce: .11 Ac., J.W. Hollington Road #383715 $560,000
*Bay View Lot, Bay Grove Road #394141 $258,500
*Graet Home Site, Happy Hollow Road #388458 $249,900
*Nice Comer Lot, Pinelog Street #396356 $119,900
*1 Ac. on Goodwin Creek Road $145,000
WATERFRONT
*4 lots, on Alaqua 95 Ft. on water #373180.....................Each $145,000
*Waterfront Lot in Cross Creek S/D #379647.. $499,000
*Over 1/2 Acre on a canal south of Hwy 20 #380506.................$239,000
331 :2 Mallet Bayou waterfront lots #382883.........................Each $450,000
331 2 Canal front lots w/seawall Each $200,000
*Lake Holley Cr. 3 Bdrm/3.5 Ba, 3480 Sq. Ft. on lake................$535,000
ice: *4Bdrm/3Ba on 2 lots w/dock & seawall 120ft. canal....Pending$575,000
*170 Ft. on River, Lot 29 & 30 #394640 $190,000
DEFUNIAK
*10Acres off 331 near Paxton, pond footage #380840..................$84,000
S130 *3 Lots Renoir Rd., 85 x 170 each #387186...............................$80,000
130 *DFS 18 Acres Eucheeanna Valley ..................$189,000
*87+Acres, Cleared, Fenced, on 3 major roads #389588...........$1,200,000
*2 Lots, Violet Lane #391742............................................... Each $30,000
S Lots 18 & 19 Oakwood Hills ....................$22,500
MLS. *18.69 Acres, W.C. Currington Rd #388474...........................$....$189,900


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850.225.9050


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Selling your home or pIoperIty?

Or want to buy?

Call (850) 585-8309

i. S Laupie McGrew
(Realtor)
l .. 4534 Hwy. 20 East
Niceville, FL 32578

a (85, 8 e-mail: ahsunshinezz@cyou.com
Fax: (850) 897-4832 (850) 892-5587 (home) i|R


COASTAL

PROPERTIES
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37 Logan Lane, Suite 4, Grayton Beach
850.534.0401 Toll Free 866.711.1030
www.flcoastalproperties.com


38.7 ACRES OFF KING LAKE RD.
BORDERED BY TWO CREEKS.
'1BR/1 BA mobile home.
Brand new pole barn. Potential for
3 separate parcels. Price $499,000.
For details call Colleen.

323 FT. WATERFRONT ON KING
LAKE. ZONED RV. POTENTIAL
FOR 3 LOTS WITH 107 FT. OF
WATERFRONT PER LOT. High &
"dry. Wooden dock. Manufactured home
w/1753 sq. ft. Great condition. price
$375,000. For details call Colleen.

1/3 ACRE LOT PRICED TO SELL.
Oakwood Hills S/D. Price $16,000.
.. ... F r detaiis.call Collee .... .....

LOCATION, LOCATION,
LOCATION. 2 LOTS IN S/D ON
393 N. within minutes of everything.
Sewer & water taps included. Price
$190,000 ea. Owner/realtor.
Call Colleen for details.

4.77 ACRES IN FREEPORT OFF
HWY. 20 EAST. Next door to
Windswept S/D. In process of land use
change to RV. Close to new Bay
County Airport. Price $359,000.
Call Colleen for details.

1/4 ACRE LOT IN FREEPORT
SWEETWATER VILLAGE S/D.
I mile from Freeport Elementary. Price
$150,000. For details call Colleen.

WOODED 1/2 ACRE LOT IN
SECLUDED PINE SHORES S/D IN
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS. Lakeview.
Owner/realtor. Price $69,900.
Call Colleen for details.
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WATERFRONT. 106 FT. ON
THE BAY IN INDIAN BAY S/D.
Located on Hwy. 20. Price $849,000.
Call Beth for details.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
ON CORNER OF
ORANGE AVE. & HWY. 331.
Zoned R-2. Great investment
location. Call Beth for details.

RESIDENTIAL LOT WITHIN
CITY LIMITS LOCATED OFF
OF JUNIPER RD.
Price $39,900.
Call Beth Jones for details.

6 WOODED ACRES W/CREEK
ON CORBIN GAINEY RD.
Wonderful homesite. Price $120,000.
For details call Beth.

COMMERCIAL BLDG. IN
DOWNTOWN DFS WITH
GREAT VIEWS OF LAKE
DEFUNIAK.
3150 sq. ft. $349,000.
Call Beth for details.

92 ACRES OF HIGH & DRY
WOODED ACREAGE ON
PUNCHBOWL RD.
Price $498,000. For details call Beth.

69 ACRES IN DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY LIMITS.
Excellent investment opportunity.
Price $985,000. For details call Beth.
Rezoning In Process

BEST BUY ON 30 A.
RESIDENTIAL LOT IN
VENTANA DUNES S/D.
Water & sewer taps included.
Pool & beach access. Price
$349,000. Owner/realtor.
Call Beth for details.


Florence Armour







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

10 Acre Tracts DeFuniak Springs Area..................$80,000
Owner Financed at $800 down & $800 mo.
48 Acres in Mossy Head $75,000
1/2 Acre Lakefront Lot on Lake Rosemary.............$80,000
10 Acres with Creek Triple G Ranch..................$110,000
10 Acres Corner Lot, DeFuniak Springs area......$120,000

10 acres Boy Scout Rd., South of 1-10 financed...$150,000

(Other properties available all Owner Financed!)
Call today for information!
Call Bonita Vereen for details
(850) 892-2103 OR (800) 741-5253
Open Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sat. By Appointment


Christopher &e Victoria Beard,
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Preconstruction Opportunity
Investors and First time home buyers welcome
Limited Lots Available


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Homes starting 0 $145,600
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Pick your colors Call for more info


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MORE FEATURED LISTINGS
Waterfront Lot in South Walton Pisces Drive Access to the bay $275,000
1 Acre in Freeport w/Mobile Home Goodwin Creek Road $145,000
Vacant Lot on Black Creek Lodge Road 53x173 $80,000
S1/2 Acre Lot w/Septic Tank & Water Tap Paid Hansen Road $100,000
SLarge Vacant Lot in Black Creek 200x330 1 Block from boat ramp $200,000
* PRICE REDUCED 2 Vacant Lots in Oakwood Hills Violet Lane $25,000Ea.
1/2 Acre w/Septic Tank & Water Tap Paid Mallard Creek $99,000
WATERFRONT LOTS ON ALAQUA
95 X 125 4 LOTS STILL AVAILABLE $145,000


CALL CHRIS FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS

(850) 363-3611
www.chrisandvickie.com


SEACREST EAST HOME
SITE FOR SALE
Gulf/Golf Course view $699,900
1/3 acre lot-Seacrest East Subdivision-1/8 mi. walk to
beach. Zoned single family home or Duplex. Deeded
Beach access to gulf. Lot located at west end of cul-de-
sac with view of the Gulf, the #6 Tee Box & #5 Green
of the brand new Tom Fazio designed 18 hole.
Camp Creek Golf Course
Contact Sara at 850-859-2963 or
Kevin at 850-508-1441
www.doverdevelopmentgroup.com


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850.585.9811


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


REAL ESTATE


HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER
484 VAN BUREN AVE.
2 bedroom/1 bath,
large yard & back porch.
Completely remodeled
with wood & ceramic tile flooring.
$74,900.
892-4865 or 865-5812

FREEPORT
HOME FOR SALE
BY OWNER,.
Brand new-1290 SF, 3bd/2ba
w/carport, Stained Concrete Floors,
Custom Cabinets, Front & back
porches, 1/2 acre lot,
many other extras. New appli-
ances.
Ready to move in. $289,500.
835-7775. ,
1tp 9/1

3BD/1.5 BA -
Brick home-CH'A,.
on Bob MIcCa skill Rd.
New carpel, vinyl, 1 acre.
i 50.000 ....

3BD/1 3/4 BATH.
BRICK -CH/A
Waterview on Lake Rosemary.
$199,000.
Call 835-1330.
2tc 8/25-9/1

4 LOTS FOR SALE in Oakwood Hills
by owner. $105,000. 892-5302/865-
0016 3tp 8/25-9/8

1 ACRE LOT NORTH of DeFuniak
near Juniper Lake. Paved road, city
water. $37,000. 850-892-4716. Ask
for Mitch. 2tp 8/25-9/1: i
"r?*"*.......
FOR SALE .
BY OWNER..
3 BR Block Home. CR & CA. New
roof metal. 6 city lots. Lots of shade
trees. 3 nice shels. Land reaches
from St to St. Lincoln'to Shelton.
$200,000.951-2877.:


1996 MOBILE HOME 1
2BA- CH/A. 8X24 Fro
small lot in Samson, ,A
1334-898-9886/1 -850-9
9/1

10 ACRES WOODED
Landscaped 2 brm mo
well, secluded. $150,000
4520. 4tp 8/18-9/9


6X70 2BD/
nt deck on
L. $38.000.


AVON
The company for women
Do you need money?
Earn up to 50%
SYour products at reduced prices.
Free training.
Work your own hours.
Benefits.
Joint the #1 Beauty Company-
Avon!
For more information Call:
$500 Fast Start Bonus
Start Today call Angela
850-892-7269
1tp 9/1

MANUFACTURING MACHINE
SHOP
Crestview area.
Immediate opening for:
* Experience- CNC Machinist/Op-
erators
* Machine Operators (entry level
positions available
* Assembly/Shipping (entry level
positions available)
Competitive pay, benefits, & climate-
controlled environment. Interested
parties fax resume: 682-3543 or call
for appointment 682-8033. 4TC 8/18-
9/8

RETIRED AND BORED? Why not
invest a few hours/week helping Se-
niors and get paid for it? Compan-
ions, caregivers, homemakers
needed. Reliable people for flexible
hours, full and part-time. 850-650-
8650. 3tc 8/25-9/8

SPORTING GOODS SUPPLIER
Major supplier to a growing sporting
good industry needs talented people
willing to make a career change and
be part of the team to lead the indus-
try to the next step. This is an excit-
ing industry that is growing across the
country for the youth area to adult
competition. If you are willing to
make the commitment we are willing
to train. If interested please FAX con-
tact information to: 850-682-3543 or
call 850-682-8033. 4tc 8/25-9/15

DCC INC OF Walton Co. is accept-
ing applications for concrete labor-
ers. Call 892-6780 for information.
6tp 7/28-9/1


1 8535.1 tp ARPENTERS, HELPERS AND LA-
BORERS needed for highly re-
spected residential construction firm.
'FENCED, Top pay for reliable people. 401K,
)bile. Deep health and paid vacation. Complete
(850) 956- application at Ficcarra Builders office,
228 Market Street, SRB. 4tc 8/25-9/
15 .


SHOME FOR SALr-3/2, Santa Rosa-
"Beach. Unique lot with creek,
gabezo, Hot tub, fireplace, large front
porch, country cabin style. $379,000.
892-6827. 3tp 9/1-9/15

HOMES FOR SALE
ATTENTION LANDOWNERS
Prestige homes will get you
approved for a land/maguf-actured
home package. Call now for more
info. 850-864-5517. tfc 4,14 21wds

LOG HOME-Custom Mlanufactured
Brand new- land /homi'e packages.
Low monthly payments. 850-864-
5257. tfc 4/14

BAYFRONT LOT Soulh IWalton-
Beautiful View on Jgyo Lane.
$750,000. 850-834-255,0.
80 ACRES-18 & 16 yr. old planted
pines. North Walton. 12K aire. 850-
834-2550. 2tp 8/25-9/1 .
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I BUY HOUSES! ,
Any area, any condition.
Also lots, land and mobile homes.
Avoid foreclosure.
850-830-1014
334-858-2911.. ,
17wds tfc 6/2 -

1 BUY HOUSES,
Lot$ and Acreage.
No HA$$LE$. Ouick closing$
Call now C92-2284.


HELP WANTED


CAB DRIVER WANTED- Must have
clean driving record & be over 25
years of age. Walton County Cab.
852 Baldwin Ave. 892-5454.2tc 9/1 -
9/8

EXPERIENCED GARAGE DOOR
INSTALLER-Must be exp. & have
tools Top Pay. 850-699-0521 4tp 8/
18-9/8
.... ..........
LANDSCAPING/IRRIGATION IN-
STALLERS DFS AREA; Pay DOE/
Paid holidays. 685-7221. itp 9/1

PERSONNEL RESOURCES IS now
hiring WELDERS, ASSEMBLERS,
AND PAINTERS-New hiring bonus!
Great benefits and work hours. Ap-
ply in person at Reliable Products,
1300 Enterprise Rd., Geneva or call
'.li.: a at (334) 684-5056 for more in-
formation. 4tc 8/25-9/15


RED BAY SAND COMPANY has a
job opening for a Class ACDLTruck
driver with experience. Clean.MVR.
Drug test required. Call 836-4500.
2tc 8/25-9/2-24WDS

EXPERIENCED DUMP TRUCK
DRIVER needed. Must be serious
about working and safe. Good
wages, based on qualities. Contact
Eric Edwards at Dixie Trucking. 259-
7225. 2tp 8/25-9/2

TRUCK SERVICING MECHANIC for
Mack Trucks. Pay $7-15 depending
on skill. MUST have driver's license.
Work in New Harmony. Jim Keeler.
834-2974. tfc 7/21

LANDSCAPE FOREMAN
NEEDED.
Immediate employment. Above av-
erage pay and benefits. Call 622-
1115 between 7 am and 4 pm. M-F
or apply in person at 105 Commer-
cial Parkway, SRB, FL. tfc 7/28

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED
NOW! No experience required. CDL
Training is now available in your area.
Covenant Transport has immediate
openings for entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. drivers earn more than
$36K first year. OTR and Regional
runs get you home weekly. Train for
top pay-call Today. 1-866-280-
5309.9/1-9/25

FULL TIME SALES/CUSTOMER
SERVICE ASSOCIATES
Retail/customer service experi-
ence, computer skills, excellent
verbal communication skills
required.
Call for application.
THE UPS STORE
Watercolor Crossings Center,
Hwy 395,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
850-231-3505
2tc 8/25-9/1

BUTCH CHAPMAN is putting to-
gether new framing crew. We need
a supervisor with at least 2 years ex-
perience in leading a crew. He must
have experience in all aspects of
framing including reading blue prints,
outside trim. Also must have depend-
able transportation. Also we are
needing framers. Only exp need ap-
ply. For more info call 685-0679 or
892-0381 tfc 6/9-58WDS
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FLOORING INSTALLERS
NEEDED- Now hiring. See Joe or
Scott at Evan's Carpet City. 24 S.
9th St. DeFuniak Springs, FL. Phone
892-0839. tfc 4/14


EXPANDING COMPANY Seeking
applicants to learn the truss building
trade. Paid on-the-job training, bi-
weekly bonuses. For appointment
please call Arban & Associates from
7 am to 3 pm @ 850-836-4362. 6tc
7/28-9/1

CASHIERS, STEAMERS, TRUCK
DRIVERS, and general laborers
needed. Please apply at The
Thriftstore of Grace, 3223 Hwy 98 W,
Santa Rosa Beach. 850-622-0784.
24tp 3/31-9/8

ARE YOU TIRED OF SEASONAL
JOBS that leave you unemployed
half of the year? If so, Gulf Stream
Plastics has a solution for you. Learn
plastics blow-molding while working
for the fastest growing company in
the area. Great benefits, paid vaca-
tions, company cook-outs, and more.
Opportunities for advancement
around. No experience necessary,
We will train you. We are looking for
10 men and women to work full time
on our three shifts. Part time oppor-
tunities also available. Apply at 9646
Hwy 20 W or call Lauren @ 835-
6822.. tfc 3/2 87 wds

READY MIX DRIVERS
Competitive wages. ClassAor 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

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

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

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

EXP. HVAC SERVICE TECH. Able
to work on all brands. Also exp, in-
staller. Benefits/Freeport area. (850)
835-2330. 4tc 8/25-9/15

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER, Minimum
age 24 w/2 years experience and
clean MVR. Commission about $100/
Day. Jim Keeler. 850-834-2974.-18
wds tfc 6/9

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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA000321
ELIZABETH B. BUSH and
CHESTER G. BUSH,
Plaintiffs,
v.
ROBERT E. THACKER and


NORMA J. THACKER
De pendants,
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO_ Robert E. Thacker and Norma
J. Thacker, and to all others whom
it may concern:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet and confirm
titleto the following described prop-
erty in Walton County, Florida;
LOT 13, BLOCK H, JUNIPER
LAKES ESTATES UNIT 6 OF
OAKWOOD HILLS AMENDED
PLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 5-5-G
INCL., OF THE OFFICIAL
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
Elizabeth B. Bush and Chester G.
Bush, whose address is 78 Serenity
Circle, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433, on or before September 19,
2005 and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the plaintiffs or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED this 8 day of August, A.D.
2005.
MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF COURT
BY RL Foreman
Deputy Clerk
SEAL
4tp: August 11, 18, 25 & September
1,2005 #134E
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA000322
ELIZABETH B. BUSH and
CHESTER G. BUSH,
Plaintiffs,
v.
VISTA FLORIDA, LTD.
Defendant,
I
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Vista Florida Ltd., and to all
others whom it may concern:
YOU'RE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet and confirm
title to the following described prop-
erty in Walton County, Florida;
LOT 4, BLOCK AA, OAKWOOD
LAKES ESTATES UNIT NO. 7
OAKWOOD HILLS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES 9-9-F INCL. OF THE OF-
FICIAL 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
Elizabeth B. Bush and Chester G.
Bush, whose address is 78 Serenity
Circle, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433, on or before September 19,
2005 and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the plaintiffs or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED this 8 day of August, A.D.
2005.
MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF COURT
BY RL Foreman
Deputy Clerk
SEAL
4tp: August 11, 18, 25 & September
1,2005 #135E


Nursing
Instructors Wanted

Are you interested in guiding future nurses? Are you look-
ing a step ahead to achieve your career goals? Why not
consider a career in teaching?

The Walton County Vocational Technical Center Practical
Nursing Program is seeking a hard working, caring and
committed RN to teach. A bachelor's degree in nursing or
a related field is required as well as five years of full time
experience in clinical practice as a registered nurse.
Background experience in medical-surgical, maternal-child
and/or pediatric nursing is preferred. The applicant must
be currently licensed to practice professional nursing in
Florida, maintain current CPR certification, and follow
health requirements requested by health care facilities.
Responsibilities include teaching and clinical experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the positions are filled.

Please contact Norrie Chumley or Sue Ellen Colin at (850)
892-1240 for any additional information or email at
ChumleyN @walton.kl2.fl.us.


Walton County Vo-Tech
761 N. 20th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-1240 x 5171 phone
(850) 892-1249 fax
tfn: 9-1


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA000323
ELIZABETH B. BUSH and
CHESTER G. BUSH,
Plaintiffs,
V.
DENNIS GRISWOLD and
PAMELA GRISWOLD
Defendants,
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Dennis Griswold and Pamela
Griswold, and to all others whom it
may concern:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet and confirm
title to the following described prop-
erty in Walton County, Florida;
LOTs 114 & 115, BLOCK N, JUNI-
PER LAKES ESTATES UNIT 6 OF
OAKWOOD HILLS; O.R. 1386-3
Has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Elizabeth B. Bush and Chester G.
Bush, whose address is 78 Serenity
Circle, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433, on or before September 19,
2005 and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the plaintiffs or immediately


Drivers:
PAY INCREASE *
Up to 44 CPM
Same Pay Loaded or Empty
$3,000 Sign On Bonus
Guaranteed Hometime
2,400 + Avg. Weekly Miles
2004 Assigned Trucks You can
drive home
Lease Purchase Available
Complete Benefits Package
6 Months Exp. Required
800-441-4271
ext. M-12

Unit Coordinator -
RN/LPN
Team player with positive
attitude needed to manage
CNA's and Nurses on 60
bed unit. Competitive
salary and benefits.
Apply to DON
Parthenon
Healthcare of Crestview
1849 1st Ave. East
Crestview, FL
Phone (850) 682-5322
Fax (850) 682-5489
EOE


RN Relief
Supervisor
$5,000
Sign-on Bonus
Every other Weekend, 3-11
Relief Supervisor
Full Time / Part Time
Excellent Wage/Benefits
Parthenon
Healthcare of Crestview
1849 1st Ave. East
Phone (850) 682-5322
Fax (850) 682-5489
EOE
We are a SMILE certified facility
(Safe Minimal Lifting
Environment)


We are expanding our
Nursing Department!!
NURSES ALL
SHIFTS RN/LPN
$5.,000
Sign-on Bonus.
Excellent wage scale, Shift
Differential, Medical/Dental,
Flexible Schedule.
Apply at
Parthenon
Healthcare of Crestview
1849 1st Ave. East
Phone (850) 682-5322
EOE
We are a SMILE certified facility
(Safe Minimal Lifting
Environment)


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thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED this 8 day of August, A.D.
2005.
MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF COURT
BY RL Foreman
Deputy Clerk
SEAL
4tp: August 11, 18, 25 & September
1, 2005 #136E
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 05CP000191


Driver Dedicated Reg. Lane
COASTAL TRANSPORT
HOME EVERY WEEKEND
GUARANTEED!
*65% preloaded/pretarped
SAvg. $718-$918/week
Mobile, AL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com


MENTORING PROGRAM
Children's Home Society of
Florida Mentors Opening
Doors Enriching Lives program
is seeking adult volunteer
mentors at least 21 years old
who will spend a minimum of
one hour per week for a year
with a child. We are also
accepting referrals for children
ages 4-15 who have a parent
incarcerated in state or federal
prison.
Call 833-3872 or 494-5990


AVON
The company for women
Do you need money?
Earn up to 50%
Your products at reduced prices
Free training.
Work your own hours.
Benefits.
Joint the #1 Beauty Company-
Avon!
For more information Call:
$500 Fast Start Bonus

Start Today call Angela
850-892-7269



We are expanding our
Nursing Department!!
CNA's All Shifts
$3.000
Sign-on Bonus.
Excellent wages and
benefits.
Parthenon
Healthcare of Crestview
1849 1st Ave. East
Phone (850) 682-5322
Fax (850) 682-5489
EOE
We are a SMILE certified facility
(Safe Minimal Lifting
Environment)


Liberty National
Life Insurance Co.

Is expanding its operation and
is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill
insurance sales & service
positions. Average annual
earnings $48,554.
Fringe benefit package:
2 retirement funds, health
insurance, paid vacation,
convention trips & many
others. No experience
necessary. We have on the
job training.
Requirements: honesty, hard
worker & dependable
transportation.
Contact Don Wiggins at:
850-682-2775
or fax resume to:
850-682-1523
Liberty National is an EOE


Delta Health
Care Center


Hello! My name is Kim
Darnell and I have worked at Delta Health Care
Center for five years as a CNA. I would like to tell
you three reason I LOVE working here...

We have a great team work.
You have a chance to be promoted from within
the facility.
And I enjoy the associates gatherings we have,
such as banquets and barbeues.

Do you want to come work with me?

Delta HealthCare Center
138 Sandestin Lane,
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


PAGE 10-C


In Re: The Estate of
JEWELLA. PARKER,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate
of Jewel A. Parker, deceased, whose
date of death was July 7, 2005, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Wal-
ton County, Florida, File No.
05CP000191; the address of which
is Walton County Courthouse, 571
U.S. Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The name
and address of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal
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-
tate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,.and
who have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION 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 who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (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
of this notice is August 25, 2005.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN
PO. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-7213
Florida Bar No. 199397

Personal Representative:

William H. Green
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

#172E
2tc: August 25 & Septerip;Be1, 2005

WALTON CO '
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE '
#92-22

The Walton County 4District
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 September 2. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

S #174E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-29

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 September 2. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

#175E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-28

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 September 2. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department


POSITION:
Bus Driver

#176E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING

RE: DMF Development is proposing
the development of a nineteen (19)
unit, single-family subdivision. The
development is located west of Sat-
inwood Drive, access via easement
south of Starview Terrace (North-
west of Ash Street) in Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.


A community meeting is scheduled
at 5:30 pm, on Wednesday, August
31, 2005, at the Coastal Branch Li-
brary, 336 Loop Road, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459.

The purpose of the meeting is to so-
licit and consider input from the
property owners within three hun-
dred (300) feet of the proposed
project area boundaries.

If you have questions or concerns re-
garding this proposal, please direct
them to Darrell J. Barnhill at
Barnhill, Barnhill & Barnhill LLC,
P.O. Box 1159, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida, 32459, and/or Phone 850-
622-9567, Fax 850-622-1276.

#177E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING

RE: DMF Development is proposing
the development of a six (6) unit,
multi family and a three (3) unit
single-family residential subdivi-
sion. The development is located on
Satinwood Drive in Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

A community meeting is scheduled
at 6:00 pm, on Wednesday, August
31, 2005, at the Coastal Branch Li-
brary, 336 Loop Road, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459.

The purpose of the meeting is.to so-
licit and consider input from the
property owners within three hun-
dred (300) feet of the proposed
project area boundaries.

If you have questions or concerns re-
garding this proposal, please direct
them to Darrell J. Barnhill at
Barnhill, Barnhill & Barnhill LLC,
P.O. Box 1159, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida, 32459, and/or Phone 850-
622-9567, Fax 850-622-1276.

#178E
2tc:August 25 & September 1, 2005

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING

RE: James Sumpter is proposing the
development of a twenty-one (21)
unit, single-family subdivision. The
development is located on Seacroft
Road in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

A community meeting is scheduled
at 5:00 pm, on Wednesday, August
31, 2005, at the Coastal Branch Li-
brary, 336 Loop Road, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459.

The purpose of the meeting is to so-
licit and consider input from the
property owners within three hun-
dred (300) feet of the proposed
project area boundaries.

If you have questions or concerns re-
garding this proposal, please direct
them to Darrell J. Barnhill-at
Barnhill, Barnhill & Barnhill LLC,
P.O. Box 1159, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida, 32459, and/or Phone 850-
622-9567, Fax 850-622-1276.

#179E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE i

The Walton County Code Enforce-
ment Board will hold their regular
meeting on September 15, 2005, be-
ginning at 6:00 p.m. to be held at
the South Walton Courthouse
Annex located at 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459. The following viola-
tions of the Walton County Ordi-
nance 97-28, Land Development
Code will be heard...

Case Updates

01. Michael Clancey

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 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
manner by which such person may
attend 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.

4tc: August 25 & September 1, 8, 15,
2005 #181E


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

CASE NO. 05-CP-000185

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAE G. MARSHALL,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of MAE G. MARSHALL, deceased,
File Number 05-CP-000185, is pend-
ing 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
32435. The names and addresses of
the personal representatives and
the personal representatives' attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against the decedent's es-
tate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, and
who have been served a copy of this
notice, 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 who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (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 (2)
TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is August 25, 2005.

/s/
BEN L. HOLLEY
P.O. Box 1238
Crestview, FL 32536
(805) 682-2336
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tives
FLA BAR # 0036838

/s/
GWINNELL GLAZEWSKI
3205 Auburn Road
Crestview, FL 32539

s/
WANDA CAUSSEAUX
P.O. Box 438
Woodville, Florida 32362
Personal Representatives

#182E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 05-CA-000303

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
VS..

MARY H. ENGELBRECHT A/K/A
MARYHELEN ENGELBRECHT,
ETAL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: MARY H. ENGELBRECHT
A/K/A MARYHELEN ENGEL-
BRECHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY H. ENGELBRECHT A/
K/A MARYHELEN
ENGELBRECHT
whose residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown defendants
who may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all parties claim-
ing an interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in
the property described in the mort-
gage being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property:

LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BE-
GIN IN WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA TO WIT:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF NORTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP
3 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN
NORTH 0 DEGREES 30 MINUTES
EAST .214 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 55 DEGREES WEST 644
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 34
DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST 50
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 55 DEGREES 30
MINUTES WEST 248.87 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 43 DEGREES 54
MINUTES EAST 50 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 30
MINUTES EAST 248.87 FEET,
MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
***IMPROVED WITH 1975,
ALLARD, DBL MOBILE HOME,
SERIAL #1399A AND SERIAL
#1399B***

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 801 S.
University Drive #500, Plantation,
FL 33324 on or before September 24,


2005 (no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this
notice of action) and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition filed
herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 16th day of August,
2005.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Cheryl L. Foster


DEPUTY CLERK

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
05-40400(FM)NATB
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the WALTON County
Courthouse at 850-892-8133, 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.

#183E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

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

PROBATE DIVISION

File Number: 2005-CP-000184

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ALFRED J. SCHLACHTER, JR.

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of ALFRED J. SCHLACHTER, JR.,
deceased, File Number 05-CP-
000184, is,pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office 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 the decedent's estate
on 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 AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFACOPY 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 August 25, 2005.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

AARON B. WENTZ
1817 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Telephone: (805) 863-8006
Florida Bar No: 0065810

Personal Representative:

ROSCOE SCHLACHTER
4315 San Fernando Circle
Independence, Ohio 44131

#189E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Planning
Commission will hold a public
meeting to hear projects on Thurs-
day, September 8, 2005, beginning
at 5:00 p.m. at the South Walton
.County' Courthouse Annex located
at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
The Board will hear the following
item(s):

DESTIN SLEEP CENTER -
Destin Sleep Center (Richard
Branham, Owner), and Carr Engi-
neering and Construction (Frank
Dykes, Agent) are requesting ap-
proval of a Major Development iden-
tified as Destin Sleep Center. The
proposed project consists of a 7,003
square feet retail bedding store on
0.92 acres with a Land Use Desig-
nation of Coastal Center. The site
is located along the north side of US
Highway 98 west, adjacent to Destin
Lighting and Goodyear Tire Store
and Twin Cities Medical Center.

LE SOLEIL SUBDIVISION -Axle


Development, LLC (Ron Sassano,
Managing Member) and Robyn
Peterson, (Agent), Moore Bass Con-
sulting are requesting approval of a
Major Development identified as Le
Soleil Subdivision. The proposed
project consists of a ten (10) lot sub-
division on 1.25 acres with a Land
Use Designation of Neighborhood
PlanningArea/Infill. The site is lo-
cated along the north side of Surf
Song Lane, approximately 250'
northeast of the intersection of Surf
Song Lane and Ellis Road.

OSPREY CREEK Baycrest LLC.
(Jerry Miller), Applicant, and
Jenkins, Stanford. & Associates (M.
Scott Jenkins P.E.), Agent, are re-


questing approval of a major devel-
opment being a mixed-use develop-
ment consisting of a 149 lot single-
family residential subdivision, a
12,950 square foot 70 unit condo-
minium building, and 27,000 square
feet of commercial/office space on
55.19 +/- acres of land with future
land use designation of Neighbor-
hood Planning Area-Small Neigh-
borhood and Traditional Neighbor-
hood Development Area. The pro-
posed site is located on the north
side of U.S. 98 about .2 miles west
of the eastern intersection of U.S.
98 and CR 30A near Inlet Beach.

CARSON PALM ESTATES Bart
Parker, Applicant and Edwin L.
Stanford, JSA, Inc., Agent are re-
questing approval of a major devel-
opment consisting of 4 townhome
units developed on 0.56 acre with a
land use designation of Neighbor-
hood PlanningArea/Infill. This site
is located on the north side of Carson
Lane approximately 150' west of the
North Walton Lakeshore Drive in-
tersection within the Inlet Beach
Traditional Neighborhood Plan.

WATER OAKS SUBDIVISION -
Houston Barbour Development,
LLC and Water Oak Development,
LLC (Mary Williams), Applicant,
and Jenkins, Stanford, & Associates
(M. Scott Jenkins P.E.), Agent, are
requesting approval of a major de-
velopment consisting of 45 single-
family residential lots and 24 con-
dominiums on 9.85 +/- acres of land
with a future land use designation
of Neighborhood Planning Area/
Infill. The proposed site is located
on the west side of Mussett Bayou
Road, north of U.S. Highway 98.

HERON TRACE PUD Highway
98 West Development, LLC (Mark
Kaltz, Owner) and Scott Jenkins,
Jenkins, Stanford and Associates,
(Agent) are requesting conceptual
approval of a Major Development
identified as Heron Trace Planned
Unit Development. The proposed
project consists of 159 single family
lots 35.36 acres with a Land Use
Designation of Coastal Center. The
site is located along the north side
of US Highway 98, approximately
0.6 miles east of the Walton County/
Okaloosa County line.

BEACH RIDGE SUBDIVISION -
Beach Ridge, LLC, Applicant and
David E, Smith, P.E., Moore Bass
Consulting of Destin Inc. are re-
questing approval of a major devel-
opment consisting of a 17 lot subdi-
vision with pool amenity area on
2.46 acres with a land use designa-
tion of Neighborhood PlanningArea/
Infill. The site is located at the end
of Fox Lake Drive, on the south side
of the street.

GULFSIDE VILLAGE Talmar
Properties, LLC (Brad Barnett), Ap-
plicant, and Jenkins, Stanford, &
Associates (M. Scott Jenkins, P.E.),
Agent, are requesting approval of a
major development ;consisting.ofi.3
single-family residential lots on 4.92
+/- acres of land with a future land
use designation of Neighborhood
Planning Area/Infill. The proposed
site is located on Sailcat Lane, north
of Bunker Place Drive.

BEACH RIDGE PETITION FOR
ABANDONMENT Beach Ridge
LLC and Moore Bass Consulting,
Inc. propose to abandon a 33-foot
easement along the north and east
side of Government Lot 5, Section
3, Township 3 South, Range 20
West, Walton County, Florida. This
site is located south of Santa Rosa
Ridge Fox Lake Addition Subdivi-
sion just south of Fox Lake Drive.

GULFSIDE VILLAGE PETI-
TION FOR ABANDONMENT -
Talmar Companies c/o Bradley T.
Barnett and Scott Jenkins of
Jenkins, Stanford and Associates,
Inc. propose to abandon a 33-foot
easement along the west and south
sides of Government Lot 11 and a
33-foot easement along the east and
south sides of Government Lot 12,
Section 3, Township 3 South, Range
20 West, Walton County, Florida.
This site is located 330-feet south of
Santa Rosa Ridge Fox Lake Addi-
tion Subdivision.

GULF LANDING SUBDIVISION
- DMF Development Corporation
and Barnhill, Barnhill and Barnhill
request the approval of a major de-
velopment consisting of a 10-lot
single family subdivision on 1.39
acres with land use designation of
Neighborhood Planning Area/Infill.
The site is located off County Road
30A and Satinwood Drive.

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.
#197E
2tc: August 25 & September 1, 2005


NOTICE OF INTENT OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
TO ADOPT A NEW RULE -
ASSISTING TEACHERS TO
BECOME HIGHLY QUALIFIED

The School Board of Walton
County, Florida, hereby gives notice
of its intent to adopt a new rule en-
titled Assisting Teachers To Become
Highly Qualified. The No Child Left
BehindAct of 2001, P.L. 107-110, re-
quires teachers to meet specific re-
quirements in order to be considered
highly qualified. Experienced teach-
ers can meet these requirements
through the provisions of the High,
Objective, Uniform State Standard
of Evaluation (HOUSSE.)

PURPOSE AND EFFECT:
The purpose and effect of the adop-
tion of the rule, Assisting Teachers
to Become Highly Qualified, is to
develop-procedures to assist experi-
enced teachers to meet the highly
qualified requirement of the No
Child Left Behind Act under the pro-
visions of the High, Objective, Uni-
form State Standard of Evaluation
HOUSESE.

SUMMARY: The rule, Assisting
Teachers to Become Highly Quali-
fied is a new rule developed to meet
the requ re meant I- .:.t Sect onr 1012.42,
Florida Statute-. The adoption of
this ne rule will result in new pro-
visions allowing teachers to demon-
strate sufficient area subject area
expertise through the provisions of
the High, Objective, Uniform State
Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE).

LEGAL AUTHORITY: The
adoption of this proposed rule is au-
thorized by Sections 1001.41,
1001.43, 1012.22, and 1012.23
Florida Statutes, and the law imple-
mentedis found is Sections 1001.43,
1012.22, 1012.27 and 1012.42
Florida Statutes, and the No Child
Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-
110, 20 U.S.C. 7801.

ECONOMIC IMPACT: The
adoption of the rule, Assisting
Teachers to Become Highly Quali-
fied, will not result in any additional
costs to the School District.

A public hearing will be held by
the School Board of Walton County,
Florida, at 5:15 p.m. during the
regular board meeting on Odtober 3,
2005, in the Board Room at the
Tivoli'Administration Complex, 145
Park Street, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, for the purpose of consider-
ing adoption of the rule, Assisting
Teachers to Become Highly Quali-
fied. Any interested person may ap-
pear at the hearing and present evi-
denrce and argument and be heard
concerning the adoption of the Fam-
ily and School Partnership for Stu-
dent Achievement. Immediately fol-
lowing the public hearing the School
Board of Walton County, Florida will
consider final action to adopt the
rule, Assisting Teachers to Become
Highly Qualified.

The entire text of the rule, As-
sisting Teachers to Become Highly
Qualifieds'-on file and available for
inspection during regular office
hours at the office of the Superin-
tendent of-Schools, Walton County,
Florida;"which office is located at
145 Paik Street, Suite 2, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida Copies of the rule,
Assistihk Teachers to Become
Highly Qualified are available to
the public at the Superintendent's
office?:

If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the School Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at'such meeting or hearing,
such person will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testiniohyand evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Thi School Board of Walton
County does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disabil-
ity status. Anyone requiring reason-
able accommodation as provided for
in the&Americans with Disabilities
Act to ensure access to or participa-
tion in the hearing should contact
Diane Hare, Secretary to the Su-
perintendent, at (850) 892-1100 at
least two (2) business'days in ad-
vanceYt make appropriate arrange-
ments. '

The name of the person originat-
ing th'erule, Assisting Teachers To
Become Highly Qualified is Henry
C. Nolin, and the name of the per-
son approving the rule, Assisting
Teachers to Become Highly Quali-
fied for consideration by the School
Board is Carlene H. Anderson.

The Notice of Rule Development
required by 120.54, Florida Stat-
utes, was published on August 24,
2005, in the DeFuniak Herald-
Breeze.

CARLENE H. ANDERSON
Superintendent of Schools
Walton County, Florida

Itc: September 1, 2005 #199E

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner


Jerry Brent Fullwiler
182 Pine Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

No Lienholder

Description of Vehicle
Year 2002 Make Dodge
Vin #1B3ES26CX2D571697

Towing and Storage Company
L&H Automotive & Collision Cen-
ter
1050 W. Nelson Ave.
DeFuniak Springs. FL 32433
(850) 892-3164

This auction will be held at L&H
Automotive & Collision Center at









THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


1050 W. Nelson Ave., DeFuniak
Springs, FL on September 12, 2005,
commencing at 9:30 AM. We hereby
reserve the right to auction this ve-
hicle according to the Florida Stat-
utes, Section 713.78 in order to re-
cover any and all unpaid charges for
towing and storage fees on the above
listed vehicles.

No offers will be taken prior to the
date of the sale of this vehicle.

Itc: September 1, 2005 #200E

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION

NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT

The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice that a Draft
Permit has been prepared for South
Walton Utility Company to con-
struct one Class V, Group 9 Explor-
atory Well (EW-1)o test the feasi-
bility of an Aquifer Storage and Re-
covery (ASR) injection well system
for the storage and recovery of re-
claimed water. The location for this
project is 71 Miramar Beach Drive,
Walton County, Miramar Beach,
Florida.

The Department has permittingju-
risdiction under Chapter Il03of the
Florida Statues and Chapters 62-4,
62-520, 62-528, 62-550 and 62-610
of the Florida Administrative Code.
The project is not exempt fom per-
mitting procedures. The Depart-
ment has determined that a permit
is required for the purposed work.

Any interested person may submit
written comments on the draft per-
mit or a written request for a public
meeting to William Armstrong, P.E.,
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, Northwest District, 160
Governmental Center, Perisacola,
Florida 32502-5794 ;n accordance
with Rules 62-528 .315 and 62-
528.321 F.A.C. The comments must
contain the information set forth be-
low and must be received iinfthe De-
partment of Environmental Protec-
tion, Northwest District Office, 160
Governmental Center, Pensacola,
Florida 32502-5794 within 30 days
of publication of the public notice.
Failure to submit commet-g within
this time period shall constitute a
waiver of any right such person may
have to submit comments under
Rules 62-528.315 and 62-528.321
F.A.C.
The comments shall contain
the following information:

(a) The commenter's"name, ad-
dress, and telephone number, the
applicant's name and address, the
Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project
is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when
notice of the Department's action or
proposed.action .was r-: ;.-. .
(c) A statement of the facts the
Department should consider in
making the final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or
statutes require reversal or modifi-
cation of the Departmen'jsjaftion or
proposed action. -.I
(e) If desired, a request that a
public meeting be scheduledinclud-
ing a statement of the natu re ol the
issues proposed to tbe raised at the
meeting. However, the Depart ment
may not always grant a request for
a public meeting. Therefore; written
comments should be submitted
within 30 days of publication of this
notice, even if a public meeting is
requested.

If a public meeting is later, sched-
uled, there will be another 30-day
notice period for that meeting and
the public comment period is ex-
tended until the close of thepublic
meeting. If a public meeting is held,
any person may submit oralTOr writ-
ten statements and dataat the
meeting on the Department pro-
posed action. As a result of signifi-
cant public comment the Depart-
ment final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this
draft permit.

The application, draft permit, and
fact sheet are available for public in-
spection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Department of Environ-
mental Protection, Northwvest Dis-
trict Office, 160 Governmental Cen-
ter, Pensacola, Florida 32502. Ad-
ditional information concerning this
project may be obtained by,contact-
ing William Armstrong, P.E., at
(850) 595-8300, Ext. 1169. ::;


ltc: September 1, 2005


#201E


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-1

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 September 9. 2005,

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

2tc: September 1, 8, 2005 #202E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-30

The Walton County School District
Shas a vacancy that may be filled
1 with an employee transfer or new
employment.
If you are interested in applying
for this position, please contact: Mac
Work Coordinn tor of Trannonrtn-


tion, Phone 850-892-1141.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 9. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

2tc: September 1, 8,2005 #203E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#153-37

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:
MARK RWTINT. Rn. 899-n-02 EXT


Lg appli-
5.


"HOOL


The deadline for accepting
cations is September 2, 2005

LOCATION:
SOUTH WALTON HIGH SC

POSITION:
8 HOUR CUSTODIAN

Itc: September 1, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#154-19

'The Walton County School ]
has a vacancy that may b
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in a
for this position, please cont
Gail Pettus. Principal 622-5

The deadline for accepting
cations is September 6. 2005

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
Pre-K ESE aide
AA/60SH required

Itc: September 1, 2005

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS MEET]
WALTON ACADEMY A
WALTON LEARNING CE


Location:
Walton Academy
389 Dorsey Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435
Director:
Mr. Jerry White -
(850) 314-6571
Assistant Director:
Mr. Bill Eddins -
(850) 892-3999
Day/Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 30,.2005-3:00 P.M.

This meeting is open to the public

DRAFT AGENDA

I. Call to order
II. Welcome/Introduc-
tions
III. Approve/amend
Agenda
IV. Approve/amend min-
utes of previous meet-
ing
V. *Public comments
VI. Management Report
VII. Academy AI.ual Re-
port Mr. Jerry White/
Bill Eddins
VIII. Discussion/Action
Agenda:
(a) FTE Status Projections -
Terri Roberts
(b) Program Budget/Staff/Capi-
tal Outlay Terri Roberts
(c) Program requests Mr. White
(d) Status Of School Improve-
ment Plan/Assistance Plus/
DOE Mr. Eddins
(e) Safety Committee/Issues -
Mr. Eddins
(f) Other
IX. Open Agenda/Board
Comments/Requests
X. Adjournment

ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE
BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT
TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED
AT THIS MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS AND MAY NEED TO EN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS
IS MADE, WHICH RECORD IN-
CLUDES ANY TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

PERSONS REQUIRING INFOR-
MATION ABOUT THE MEETING
MAY CONTACT THE DIRECTOR
OF THE ACADEMY AT THE
ABOVE PHONE NUMBER. PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMO-
DATIONS SHOULD CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR AT THE ABOVE
ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER
AT LEAST FIVE BUSINESS DAYS
PRIOR TO THE MEETING TO EN-
ABLE SPECIAL ARRANGE-
MENTS TO BE MADE.

* Guests who wish to address the
Board may do so by advising the
Chairman prior to the beginning of
the meeting. Each presentation will
be limited to 5 minutes.


Itc: September 1, 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No: 05-CP-000198

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MARY JOYCE WHITE,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate


of Mary Joyce White, Deceased,
whose date of death was April 8,
2005, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Walton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 1260, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32435. The names
and addresses of the Personal Rep-
resentative 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 Decedent's Estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
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 having
claims or demands against
Decedent's Estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
#204E WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
T CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
District TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
e filled ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
or new (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
applying IS BARRED.
act: Dr
050. The date of the first publication
of this notice is September 1, 2005.
g appli-
5. Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

D. Hugh Kinsey, Jr.
Attorney for James R. White, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 961213
Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch
& Kinsey, PA.
9100 College Pointe Court
#205E Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 334-1141

NG Personal Representative:
NDr
kND James R. White, Jr.
,NTER 3667 Liberty Square
Fort Mvers. Florida 33908


2tc: September 1, 8, 2005 #207E

NOTICE OF SALE

Carrie Michelle Shiver Unit #11

Items in Gandy's Storage 5635
Highway 331 South, DeFuniak
Springs, FL will be sold as whole
unit if not paid by September 14,
2005.

2tc: September 1,8,2005 #208E

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

PROBATE DIVISION

File Number: 2005-CP-000203

IN RE: ESTATE OF

JOHN D. HENDRICKS, JR.

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of JOHN D. HENDRICKS, JR., de-
ceased, File Number 05-CP-000203,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Walton County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Post
Office Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32435. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representa-
tive'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 the decedent's estate
on 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 AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFACOPY 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 September 1, 2005.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

AARON B. WENTZ
1817 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Telephone: (805) 863-8006


#206E


Florida Bar No: 0065810

Personal Representative:

ROCHELLE L. HENDRICKS
2937 Pine Valley Drive
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

2tc: September 1, 8, 2005 #209E

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
Stephanie Glass or Christopher
Carroll
189 Florence St.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Lienholder
TP Motor Company
20 Shoemaker Dr.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Description of Vehicle
Year 1996 Make Toyota
Vin 4T1BG12K5TU941218

Towing and Storage Company
Hinson's Wrecker Service
354 US Hwy 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
850-892-4467

This auction will be held at Hinson's
Wrecker Service at 354 US Hwy 90
West, DeFuniak Springs, FL on Sep-
tember 13, 2005 commencing at 9:00
a.m. We hereby reserve the right to
auction this vehicle according to the
Florida Statutes, Section 713.78 in
order to recover any and all unpaid
charges for towing and storage fees
on the above listed vehicles.

No offers will be taken prior to the
date of the sale of this vehicle.

Itc: September 1, 2005 #210E

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
Cathy Manning Simmons
39 S. Verdi Ln.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Lienholder
TP Motor Company
20 Shoemaker Dr.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Names andAddress of any other
persons, including any other
lienholders or insurance com-
pany, Claiming an interest in the
motor vehicle.
Mendota Ins. Co.
P.O. Box 64819
St. Paul, Minesota 55164-0819

Description of Vehicle
Year 1994 Make Pontiac
Vin 1G2WJ52MXRF319182

Towing and Storage Company
Hinson's Wrecker Service
354 US Hwy 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
850-892-4467

This auction will be held at Hinson's
Wrecker Service at 354 US Hwy 90
West, DeFuniak Springs, FL on Sep-
tember 16,2005 commencing at 9:00
a.m. We hereby reserve the right to
auction this vehicle according to the
Florida Statutes, Section 713.78 in
order to recover any and all unpaid
charges for towing and storage fees
on the above listed vehicles.

No offers will be taken prior to the
date of the sale of this vehicle.

Itc: September 1, 2005 #211E

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 05CP000208

In Re: The Estate of
ROBERT MARTIN KAI-
SER,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate
of Robert Martin Kaiser, deceased,
whose date of death was April 17,
2005, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Walton County, Florida, File No.
05CP000208; the address of which
is Walton County Courthouse, 571
U.S. Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The name
and address of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal
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-
tate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, and
who have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OFA 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-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (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
of this notice is September 1, 2005.

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:

William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN


P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 3243
(850) 892-7213
Florida Bar No. 199397

Personal Representative:

Sharyn Lane Kaiser
1971 Knox Hill Road
Ponce de Leon, FL 32455

2tc: September 1, 8, 2005

PUBLIC HEARING NO'

The Walton County Board of
Commissioners (BCC) wi
their Regular Meeting on Tu
September 13, 2005, for whi
lie hearing on land use items
at 4:00 p.m. or as soon the
as may be heard at the
County Courthouse, Del
Springs, Florida 32433. The
ing items are scheduled f
meeting:

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
CAPRI COURT
Type: 4-lot single family subd
Location: LaGrange Road in
28, Township 1 South, Ra
West, Walton County, Florid

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL
COMPASS POINT 1
Type: 24-unit spatial subc
with elevation pages.
Location: in WaterSound B
Compass Point Way in Sect
Township 3 South, Range 1
Walton County, Florida.


CAYMAN COVE Mike Hewitt and
Jenkins, Stanford and Associates
are requesting approval of a major
development consisting of four (4)
townhome units on 0.82 acres +/-
with a land use designation of
Neighborhood Planning Area/Infill.
This site is located at 91 North
Spooky Lane.

WINDSOR COURT SUBDIVI-
SION Destin Properties, LLC and
Jenkins, Stanford and Associates
are requesting approval of a major
development consisting of eight (8)
single family lots on one (1) acre +-/-
with a Future Land Use Designa-
tion of Neighborhood Planning Area/
Infill. This site is located approxi-
mately 150-feet east of the East
Mack Bayou Drive and Mack Bayou
Road intersection on the south side.

GULF REFLECTIONS F/K/A
PILCHER COTTAGES Palmetto
Bluff Properties, LLC and Choctaw
Engineering propose to construct a
15 lot single family subdivision on
2.52 acres +/- with a land use desig-
nation of Neighborhood Planning
Area/Infill. This site is located on
the north side of Louva Lane, West
of C.R. 393, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459.

WINDSOR ESTATES -
Windemere Estates, LLC and Em-
erald CoastAssociates, Inc. proposes
a 40 lot single family subdivision on
20 acres +/- with a land use desig-
nation of Conservation Residential
2/1. This site is located on the west
side of Don Bishop Road, north of
U.S. Highway 98, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459.

SEAFREE CONDOMINIUM -
Seafree Development LLC is re-
questing the approval of a develop-
ment consisting of an 8 unit multi-
family condominium development
on +/- 1.37 acres adjacent to the Gulf
of Mexico with a land use designa-
tion of Neighborhood PlanningArea-


5


PAGE 11-C
Infill. The site is currently unde-
veloped and is located on the south
side of CR 30-A approximately 1
mile east of CR 395, next to the
Legacy Condo.


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-
#212E pal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
TICE meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
County prior to the meeting, a written re-
11 hold quest by a physically handicapped
iesday, person to attend the meeting, di-
ich pub- rected to the chairperson or direc-
Sbegins tor of such board, commission,
hereafter agency, or authority, such chairper-
Walton son or director shall provide a man-
Funiak ner by which such person may at-
follow- tend the meeting at its scheduled
or this site or reschedule the meeting to a
site which would be accessible to
such person.
L FOR
In accordance with Section
division. 286.0105, Florida Statues, all per-
Section sons are advised that, if a person
.nge 19 decides to appeal any decision made
la. by the board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter consid-
L FOR ered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the pro-
division ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
each on verbatim record of the proceedings
tion 20, is made, which record includes the
8 West, testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.


Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: September 1, 8, 2005 #214E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#151-30

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:
Tammy Smith. Principal. Telephone
(850) 622-5041.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 9. 2005.

LOCATION:
Van R. Butler Elementary School

POSITION:
4 hr 9 month Custodian

2tc: September 1, 8, 2005 #215E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#151-29

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:
Tammy Smith, Principal. Telephone
(850) 622-5041.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 9. 2005.

LOCATION:
Van R. Butler Elementary School

POSITION:
Elementary School.Teacher


2tc:. September 1, 8, 2005


#216E


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

Tuesday, September 6, 2005
6:00 p.m.

INVOCATION: Darrell Barnhill
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
OPENING AGENDA ITEMS
1 OPENING ITEMS -
1.01 Announcements
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
6 -RESOLUTIONS -
6.01 WCSB Resolutions
7 GRANTS / FUNDING -
7.01 Grants / Funding Applications
10- INSTRUCTION/ CURRICULUM -
10.02 Title I Program
10.15 Charter School Reports
15,-TRANSPORTATION Mac Work
15.01 Trip (Bus/Van) Requests
17- PROPERTY Terry Miller
17.01 Disposition of Property
25 ADMINISTRATION -
25.22 TDE Travel (Out-of-State)

ACTION AGENDA ITEMS
3 PUBLIC HEARINGS -
3.04 Public Hearing: Student Progression Plan
6:15 P.M. Adoption of Addendum to the 2005-2006 Student
Progression Plan Regarding the Retention of Grade 7 Students who
Fail to Earn a Level 2 or Above Score on the FCAT Reading
Assessment (D. Jeselnik)
3.02 Public Hearing: Job Descriptions
6:30 P.M. Adoption of Job Description for Attendance
Officer/At-Risk Facilitator (C. Jeselnk)
6 RESOLUTIONS -
6.01 WCSB Resolutiods
9 PERSONNEL -
9.01 Personnel Recommendations
10- INSTRUCTION / CURRICULUM -
10.06 School Volunteer Workers
10.20 Reading Program
12 STUDENT SERVICES -
12.03 Student Code of Conduct
19 FACILITIES / CONSTRUCTION Wayne Miller
19.06 Construction Plans & Specifications
19.07 Construction Change Orders
19.13 Facilities-Maintenance Proposals / Bids
89- ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERAI ION
89.01 Items Removed from Consent Agenda







THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005


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
AGENDA
A WORKSHOP MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Tivoli Administrative Complex, 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Tuesday, September 6, 2005
5:00 p.m.
81 BOARD WORKSHOPS -
81.17 Workshop: Adequate Yearly Progress
Discussion Regarding Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) (M. Pugh)
99 ADJOURNMENT -
99.01 Adjournment
NOTE: If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the School Board with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings -and, 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.


THE BOOKLOVERS DISCUSSION GROUP of Walton
County will begin its season on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a
discussion of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-
time" by Mark Haddon.
The Booklovers meet in south Walton's Coastal Branch
Library at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month,
September through May. Everyone is welcome, and is en-
couraged to read the book before the meeting.
"The Curious Incident" is a British novel narrated in a
totally objective voice by an autistic boy. The autism, never
mentioned directly, is shown through the youngster's actions,
especially when he's upset.

"THE CREATIVE PROCESS SEEN THROUGH THREE
Arts" will be the focus of the ThreeArts Alliance's usual sec-
ond Sunday of the month meeting, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.at the
Coastal Branch Library. Published author Billy Moore will
read a short excerpt from his latest book. Joy Fine will dis-
play and talk about marketing her art work, and Christine
Burroughs will perform a monologue called "The Twirler."
Members and the public are invited to attend. Light refresh-
ments will be served. Call the TAA information line (850-
314-1299) for further information.

EGLIN OFFICERS' SPOUSES' CLUB is having their
20th Annual Fall Craft Bazaar. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the
Niceville Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "A shop-
a-holics dream."


BUDGETw G FROM FRONT
Sheriff Johnson's right to, run his department according to
his discretion, for example in setting shift lengths and tim-
ing personnel vacations.
"Ultimately, the sheriff runs his department...he has the
right to run it as tie-wants to," she commented.
While both the Cody study and the WCTA's research in-
cluded-much comparison between Walton County's law en-4
forcement statistics and those of other counties, what was
brought home toMcQuiston was the fact that Walton County
is somewhat unique in many ways, including law enforce-
ment.
She pointed out that the sheriffs office is charged not only
with protecting the safety of residents but that of the county's
over 2 million visitors per year, plus property, including
homes of nonresidents and multimillion-dollar beachfront
homes and second homes.
"We're our own county... frankly, to me Walton County is
the 'most favored county' in a lot of ways," she said. She was
hopeful of seeing that situation continue with adequate sup-
port, financial and otherwise, for law enforcement.
The sheriffs proposed budget calls for salary increases
ranging from 11 to 13 percent for deputies to between 12
and 16 percent for administrators. McQuiston commented
.that, when examined on an average annual and monthly,
basis accompanied by the amounts that will be deducted in
personnel's taxes, they are not much of an increase. "When
you live in Walton County, you've got to give people some-
thing that matters...I support this," she said.
She touched on the high cost of living in the area, includ-
ing housing.
Sheriff Johnson commented that by offering competitive
wages, he is able to recruit and retain personnel to ad-
equately staff his department, a tall order for him, given
competition from the state prison system and law enforce-
ment departments in neighboring counties and municipali-
ties.
"I appreciate the challenge from the taxpayers' associa-
tion. It gave them the opportunity to be informed,'! Johnson
added.
Capt. Danny Glidewell noted that the currently proposed
$16,455,000 budget is $44,000 less than as presented at the
July 8 workshop. It has also been amended to include an
additional beach patrol officer and one school resource of-
ficer requested by the school district, he added. The total
budget amount includes an estimate of health insurance
costs ($2 million,) which are paid by the BCC.
"I think the need is there," concluded District 4 Commis-
sioner Ro Cuchens in view of the proposed $1.4 million in-
crease over fiscal year 2004-5.
District 1 Commissioner Scott Brannon pointed out the
challenge of moving deputies around the county on the lim-
ited main arteries that exist in Walton County. He also was
mindful of the recruiting challenges faced by law enforce-
ment in competing with salaries offered by the state prison
system, coupled with the cost of living and high housing
expenses in the county.
District 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows was apprecia-
tive of the "excellent information" provided and for the hard
work of the sheriffs office and the WCTA. County Commis-
sion Chair Ken Pridgen also stated his appreciation.
Jones called the workshops "an effort well worthwhile."
"We have to support him in doing that job," Jones said of
Sheriff Johnson. "Sheriff, we appreciate you," he said to
Johnson.
The sheriffs budget will be considered for final approval
as part of the total county budget in two hearings sched-
uled for September. Both are set to begin at 5:05 p.m., the
first on Sept. 6 and the second on Sept. 19. Both hearings
are to take place at the Walton County Courthouse in De-
Funiak Springs and are open to public attendance and in-
put.


PORTRAIT OFA KILLER: Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf
before her deadly and devastating landfall Monday. Katrina
is responsible for at least 30 deaths in Mississippi, massive
damages in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and in the
western edge of the Florida Panhandle, in what officials are
predicting will become the biggest financial loss in history
caused by an hurricane, exceeding even Hurricane Andrew.


.: .
.

CREWS HARD AT WORK trying to shore up the beaches
by scraping sand from the shore and pushing it up against
the cliffs before Katrina's visit to the Panhandle.



BCC Roll Call
Walton Board of County Commission August 23, 2005

Ayes vote is to approve the proposal.
An "Infant Eye Care Bill" proclamation of support ap-
proved 5-0, Commissioners Brannon, Cuchens, Jones,
Meadows and Pridgen voting yes.
Imperial Lakes MSBUAssessment Program and annual
rate resolution, approved 5-0.
Fire assessment annual rate resolution, approved 5-0.
Motion to delay action on a proposed ordinance to amend
the land development.code to establish a compatibility analy-
sis for development in the neighborhood planning/infill fu-
ture land use category, approved 5-0. Ordinance is contin-
ued until Sept. 27.
Motion to accept a bid to replace traffic signal mast
arms at Poinciana Blvd. and U.S. 98, approved 5-0.

Motion to approve a grant obtained through the Florida
Department of Transportation to be used for an employment
shuttle, approved 5-0.
Motions to appoint Commissioner Scott Brannon to the
Regional Utility Authority, and/to appoint Commissioner
Larry Jones as alternate, approved.5-0.
-Motion to adopt the National Incident Management
System Resolution, approved 5-0.

Motion to approve and accept funds into the fire res-
cue budget, approved 5-0.
Motion to dissolve the Walton County Fire Board, ap-
proved 5-0.
Motion to approve a public hearing for a bond sale
for Regional Utilities, approved 5-0.

Motion to approve advertising a public hearing to hear
a draft right-of-way ordinance to address utility consolida-
tion within right-of-ways, approved 5-0.
Motion to adopt the erosion control line for the west-
ern Walton County, beach restoration project, approved 5-
0.
Motion to extend the western Walton County beach res-
toration project to include Four Mile Village, approved 5-


DUE TO WALTON COUNTY being on the eastern edge
of Hurricane Katrina, where winds and storm surge were
light to moderate, the emergency sand reinforcements kept
already damaged structures from toppling onto the beach.


HIGH SURF reaches exposed septic tanks at Gulf Trace
on August 29. Public sewer will be available in the subdivi-
sion soon. Failed tanks and systems ar'' to be eliminated and
owners will be required to hook on for sewer service.
photo by Brice Nist


Motion to set public hearings for.a proposed new plan-
ning, development and building department fee schedule.
Hearings set for October 11 and October 25. Approved 5-0.
Motion to send a comment letter to the Bureau of Land
Management regarding sale of land south of the Palms of
Dune Allen condos to the Palms of Dune Allen, with com-
ment that the sale take place conditional upon public beach
access to remain public in perpetuity, approved 5-0.
Motion to set public hearing dates for proposed Flood
Damage Prevention Ordinance, apprpovyd,5-0. Hearing dates
set for Sept. 27 and Oct. 11. Approved 5-0.

Motions to approve two plats, Bear Creek Cottages,
(first addition) and Coastal Grove, approved 5-0.
Motion for Walton County Legal Services to assist the
Walton County Sheriff Office with seizure and forfeiture
proceedings on a trial basis, approved 5-0.
Motio~ for maintenance ofjail'administration, jail and
south Walton substation by Walton County personnel, ap-
proved 5-0.

Motion to apply for Florida Forever grant for Bay Loop
stormwater improvements, approved 5-0.
Motion to request the Department of Environmen-
tal Protection extend the emergency final order for Hur-
ricane Dennis recovery beyond the Sept. 7 expiration, ap-
proved 5-0.
Motion to request more beach scraping be allowed, ap-
proved 5-0.

Motion for the county to enter into an agreement with
Olson and Associates and Adams Homes to share cost of
'stormwater improvements in Driftwood Estates, upon ex-
ecution of written agreement the moratorium on building
permits in Driftwood Estates will be lifted, approved 4-0.
(Jones recused himself due-to a business relationship with
Adams Homes.)
Motion to pursue having the historical outfall on Buck
Road opened, including by litigation if necessary, approved
4-0. (Jones recused himself.)
Motion to allocate funds for Driftwood Estates drain-
age improvements, approved 4-0 (Jones recused himself).
Motion to direct county staff to follow up on discussions with
Sandestin regarding accessto Driftwood Estates, approved
4-0 (Jones recused himself).


Red Cross: The calm before the storm


By DIANA VAN HORN

Even before an unnamed
tropical depression became
Hurricane Katrina, Red
Cross paid and volunteer
staff were making plans to
assure safe shelters would be
available in Walton and Oka-
loosa counties. With two
storms behind them and
more than half of this years
hurricane season ahead, the
Red Cross workers were.
making plans to recruit and
train additional shelter vol-
unteers, work with commu-
nity partners to identify and
organize shelter areas within
local schools, and strengthen
communications.
During Hurricane Katrina
those efforts paid off. Within


a week of their planning ses-
sion, American Red Cross of
Northwest Florida staff pro-
vided six shelters in North-
west Florida for evacuees
from within projected land-
fall areas along the Gulf
Coast and local residents
who evacuated their resi-
dences. At its peak, more
than 1,500 people were shel-
tered across the 4 counties.
One new volunteer, in-
spired by Red Cross volun-
teers at the Freeport shelter
during Hurricane Dennis,
said she's never been in-
volved with community orga-
nizations before, but she was
inspired by the work she saw
being done, and immediately
called to volunteer in Walton
County. Before Hurricane


Katrina, this person had al-
ready taken basic training
and attended one planning
session. At least one other
couple who sought shelter
during Hurricane Dennis has
also become involved in as-
suring safe shelters will be
available when another
storm comes our way.
Part of the planning also
involved working with area
churches to identify host
shelters for non-storm
events, when longer term
sheltering is needed. These
are expected to be utilized
during the Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts.
All Red Cross disaster as-
sistance is free, made pos-
sible by voluntary donations
of time and money from the


American people. You can
help the victims of Hurricane
Katrina and thousands of
other disasters across the
country each year by making
a financial gift to the Ameri-
can Red Cross Disaster Re-
lief Fund, which enables the
Red Cross to provide shelter,
food, counseling and other
assistance to those in need,
Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-
800-257-7575 (Spanish).
Contributions to the Disaster
Relief Fund may be sent to
your local American Red
Cross chapter or to the
American Red Cross, P.O.
Box 37243, Washington, DC
20013. Internet users can
make secure online credit
card donations by visiting
www.redcross.org.


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