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The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
Portion of title: De Funiak herald combined with the breeze
DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: September 22, 2005
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Walton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Walton -- DeFuniak Springs
Coordinates: 30.721389 x -86.119444 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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    Section A: Main: Walton County Business Directory
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    Section B: Features
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    Section B: Features: Religion
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    Section B: Features: Obituaries
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    Section B: Features: Sports
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Coastal Sounds
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Classifieds
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Jury



says



death

By.BRUCE COLLIER
A 12-member jury deliber-
ated for three-and-a-half
hours last Thursday before
recommending the death
sentence for Jesse Guardado.
Presiding over the proceed-
ings was Circuit Court Judge
Kelvin Wells.
Guardado had already
pled guilty to the murder of
local realtor Jackie Malone.
The murder occurred last
September at Malone's resi-
dence.
Jury selection began on
Tuesday, September 13, and
was completed the following
afternoon. Fourteen jurors
were empaneled, two as al-
ternates.
The state was represented
by assistant state attorney
Robert Elmore. Guardado
was represented by John Jay
Gontarek and Jason A. Cobb.
Because of the potential
death sentence, the jury pool
was questioned in detail. In-
dividual jurors were ques-
tioned in groups of three, in
the judge's chambers.
Potential jurors in a capi-
tal proceeding are customar-
ily questioned as to their po-
sition on capital punishment,
and their willingness to con-
sider recommending the
death penalty in a murder
case.
Under Florida law, the
judge must give "great
weight" to the jury's recom-
mendation, but is not bound
to follow it.
Because Guardado had al-
ready pled guilty, the jury
was not required to decide on
guilt or innocence. The pro-
ceeding, known as a "penalty
phase," focused on the cir-
cumstances on the offense,
and on Guardado's character
and background.
Testimony began on the af-
ternoon of September 14. Ju-
rors heard evidence from in-
vestigators and medical ex-
perts on the circumstances of
Malone's killing.
According to testimony,
and Guardado's own state-
ment to the police, Malone
was first beaten with a heavy
"breaker bar," then stabbed
with a knife.
Both the state and defense
focused on the time of
Malone's death, and to what
degree she may have suf-
fered before becoming uncon-
scious. Evidence indicated
that Malone struggled and
tried to fight off her attacker.
The jury then heard "vic-
tim impact evidence." This is
testimony and evidence from
family and associates on the
effect of the murder on them
and their lives.
Florida law requires that
the state, in order to ask a
jury to sentence an offender
to death, must prove one or
more of a number of statu-
tory "aggravating circum-
stances."
In this case, the state pre-
sented evidence of five aggra-
vating circumstances.
The first was that
Guardado had been previ-
ously convicted, and was on
conditional release at the
time of the murder. State
records were offered showing
that Guardado had been con-
victed of robbery four times
in the state of Florida. Three
of those robberies involved a
weapon. At the time of the
murder, he was on condi-

see JURY 15A


A SCENIC CORRI-
DOR is sprouting along
U.S. 331, thanks to a
$100,000 joint partici-
pation agreement be-
tween the Florida De-
partment of Transpor-
tation and the city of
DeFuniak Springs. For
the last few months, the
city has been planting
trees and shrubbery in
the highway medians in
order to make that sec-
tion of US. 331, between
US. 90 and 1-10, more
attractive to travelers
and local residents
alike.


Paxton increases water rates


By: KERRYSTEWART
During the recent Paxton
town council meeting held on
Tuesday, September 13, it
was brought to the attention
of Councilman Joe Melton
that the speed limit on Hwy.
147 (Webster Lane) had been
increased from 35 miles per
hour to 40 miles per hour.
Discussion ensued as to
whether or not council had
voted to approve the in-
crease.
Melton requested that the
city clerk provide minutes
from the meeting where
council was supposed to have
taken a vote to increase the
speed limit. Melton was ada-
mant that he had not voted
on the issue and was not in
favor of the new speed limit.
Bills payable for the
month were not prepared for
council's, review and ap-
proval. The regular monthly
bills (i.e., power bill, phone
bill, etc.) that are due by the
tenth of each month were ap-
proved. Other bills that were
due were approved subject to
nothing out of the ordinary
being paid without each
council member being noti-
fied of the bill and giving ap-
proval prior to payment.
During a prior council
meeting a few months ago, a
resident on Grimes Road had
requested a hook-up to the
city water system. At that
time, the request was denied
as it could possibly overload
the lines. Since that time, the
resident has submitted a new
request to council with differ-
ent circumstances.
At the time of the original
request, the resident was uti-


NEW WATER RATES:
Usage insidee Outside Schools
0-2,000 gallons 88.24 min. $9.89 min. $8.49 min.
2,000-5,000 gallons S2.65/th. $3.189/th. $2.65/th.
5,000-10,000 gallons S2.92/th. $3.50/th.
Over 10,000 gallons 83.21/th. $3.85/th.
Multi User Surcharge 810.00 $12.00


lizing the home on Grimes
Road part-time when she
was in town. The resident
was from Slidell, Louisiana,
and was displaced due to
Hurricane Katrina. The
home has now become her
permanent dwelling. The
water contains rust and not
usable to wash laundry.or
drink. The resident has
again requested that council
reconsider their position and
allow thehome to be hooked
up to the town's water sys-
tem.
During the discussion fol-
lowing this request, council-
men Tommy Mathis and
Melton noted that they had.,,
been to the home and seen
the water quality. It was
their opinion that members
of the council would not
drink the water at this home,
nor would they do their laun-
dry in the water there. Both
felt that as a result of hurri-
cane relief efforts and the
resident wanting to relocate
to. Paxton, that the council
should consider making an
exception and allowing the
resident to hook on to the
town's water system.
Frank Burleson, foreman
over the water department
explained to council mem-
bers that one-half mile of
pipe would have to be laid in
order to hook-up the resi-
dent. Traditionally, the cus-

4


tomer assumes the cost of the
pipe and hook-up fees. In this
case, Burleson felt that asso-
ciated costs would be in ex-
cess of $1,200.
Councilwoman Ann Sex-
ton made a motion that the
council allows the resident to
hook in to the town's water
system, contingent upon resi-
dent paying the incurred
costs. With Melton seconding
the motion, it carried unani-
mously.
City attorney Lori Bytell
noted that this exception did
not set precedence in approv-
ing this type of request. It is
the council's discretion and
does not bind them on prior
or future decisions. Council
should weigh each request
based upon the individual
case's merits.

Steven Young addressed
council requesting approval
of an access road through city
property located by the wa-
ter treatment plant. Young
wants to relocate to Paxton
on property he owns between
Flowers Drive and Bear
Flats Road. The property,
consisting of approximately
80 acres, does not have an
access road and backs up to
the sewer plant property. He
is requesting approximately
sixty feet of road access from

see PAXTON 15A


Paxton parents


appeal to school


board for help


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton County School
Board met on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 20, at the Tivoli Ad-
ministrative Complex in De-
Funiak Springs in front of a
standing room only crowd of
Paxton parents eager to ex-
press their dissatisfaction
with the ongoing bat problem
at Paxton High School.
A group of 10 to 15 parents
asked the school board dis-
trict members to get their
children out of Buildings 100
and 500, the two buildings
associated with bat infesta-
tion that has been an ongo-
ing problem for many years
in Paxton. Four parents ap-
pealed to the school board
members during time set
aside to discuss the problem
to do something to solve the
ongoing problem, despite re-
cent assurances from Super-
intendent Carlene Anderson
and the Health Department
that the buildings have been
cleaned and bats removed.
Donna Arnold told the
board members that parents
want their children out of
Buildings 100 and 500. "We
want them taken out. That
is what we want. That is
what we have stated since
the very first time we have
talked to anybody, right up
til I am standing here to-
night. We want them out of
those two buildings that we
know are nasty and have
bats in them. We want them
out."
Janice Davidson, who has
two daughters attending
Paxton School, appealed to
the board members to raze
both structures. "I want the
buildings not only vacated by
the kids, I want them demol-
ished. I want them off the
grounds."
Tina Yeakos complained
that the buildings still have
an odor to them. "Something
was left behind. We don't
know how long the bats were
in there. There are inches
and inches deep of excretions
from the bats that could have


penetrated the wood. We
don't feel what has been done
is adequate, and it boils down
to, there is still a smell
there." Yeakos suggested
that portable buildings could
be put up to get students out
of Buildings 100 and 500.
School board members ex-
pressed concern over the
situation and asked Superin-
tendent Anderson to present
the board with a report and
recommendation on what to
do about the situation. The
school board will further ad-
dress the issue in a special
meeting on Thursday, Sep-
tember 29 at 6 p.m. at the
Tivoli Administrative Com-
plex.
In other school board
notes, the county has seen
evacuee student levels begin
to recede as families begin to
return home to Louisiana,
Mississippi, and Alabama.
The district expects student
population to begin to fall off
in the next few weeks as
evacuees return or shift else-
where throughout the region.
Hurricane Rita could cause
a delay in the number of stu-
dents withdrawing, however,
depending on its path later
this week.
The board selected several
architect firms to present de-
sign ideas for the proposed
new elementary and high
school the county wants to
build. The projects are ex-
pected to be a new elemen-
tary school near Mossy Head
and a new Walton High
School.
Sharpe Inc. Was also ap-
proved for a time extension
for an additional 60 days to
complete work at Emerald
Coast Middle School. Gas
shortages, steel supply prob-
lems, labor problems, and
hurricane delays prompted
the board to extend the con-
tract for the project.

The next regular meeting
of the Walton County School
Board will be on Monday,
October 3, at 6 p.m.


Freeport to form


recreation board


By BEN GRAFTON
The Freeport Council
meeting of September 13
opened with a few moments
of silence in memory of
Councilman Mike Helton's
wife, Molina, who recently
passed away.
Freeport City Attorney
Clayton Adkinson an-
nounced that the council has
adopted a tentative ad valo-
rem tax rate of 3.93 mils for
Freeport. This is an increase
over the roll-back milage.
The tentative budget for the
coming fiscal year is
$2,952,986. A final budget
hearing is scheduled for
Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Latilda Henninger, Free-
port city planner, presented
second readings of four ordi-
nances:
The first two dealt with the
large scale amendment for
the Freeport Residential de-
velopment and re-zoning of
the subdivision from rural
residential to residential, two
units per acre.
A corresponding change
will be made to the zoning
map showing a change from
rural residential to rural vil-
lage zoning designation.
These two ordinances were
approved as #05-25 and #05-
26.
The third ordinance dealt
with a city sponsored amend-
ment changing 14.45 acres in
the general vicinity immedi-
ately adjacent to Hwy 20 on
the east end of town. This or-
dinance amends the future
land use map and provides
all of the properties adjacent
to Hwy. 20 with the same
commercial opportunities
which some do not have at
this time. These properties,
some of which are zoned me-
dium density residential, will
be re-zoned residential-com-
mercial. The council ap-
proved this change as Ordi-


nance #05-27.
The fourth ordinance was
also a city- sponsored change
to the zoning map for prop-
erty located south of SR 20
and north of Jackson Street.
This finger shaped area of
approximately 6.74 acres is
surrounded by property des-
ignated residential R-3. This
change will assign the R-3
designation to all of the prop-
erty in the area. The Council
approved this measure as
Ordinance #05-28


The Magnolia Estates Sub-
division Plat was accepted by
the council.
Attorney Clayton
Adkinson briefed the council
on a draft resolution which
proposes a recreation board
to deal with oversight of the
new park in the Bay Loop
Road area. A seven-member
board is proposed. All mem-
bers would be appointed by
the city council.
Recommendations for can-
didates to serve as board
members would be made by
local organizations including
the Little League Associa-
tion, the Grit & Grace board,
and the Hammock Bay Com-
munity Board. Council-
woman Jean Arrant noted
that some of the names pro-
posed were for people who
reside outside of Freeport.
Jack Rhodes, consultant
for Freeport 860 LLC, stated
that at a future time the
board members proposed by
the Hammock Bay Commu-
nity Board would be property
owners in the development.
He said initial members ap-
pointed to the board would
eventually step down and be
replaced by property owners.
A recommendation was
made that the Town Planters

see FREEPORT 15A


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


City of DeFuniak Springs
Proclamation

TATqqqLY DaY
w-EC~ ES, tie use of iffgadrugs andtie aiuse of alcolofand
rCfiht ffi nra-.C zgs t- '


Commissioner Brannon

appoints Morrison Springs

Advisory Committee


ChidfLffUtLU3L Lrre)n; an At the September 13, 2005
board of county commission
Wi'TPtZiS, surveys conducted by The NationaLCenter ofa daic- meeting, District I Commis-
tion antSubstance Abuse (CASAJat Cofumbia University have con- sioner Scott Brannon gained
sistentAyfoundtriatt e more often cfii'dren andteenagers eat dinner the board's approval on ap-
wit; theiirfamilies the less li;ely they're to smode, drinkanduse ilega pointing a Morrison Springs
drugs; and Advisory Committee. This
W R teenagers w rua nevereacommittee will help Commis-
WIrf9s, teenagers wo virtual nevereat dinner wit/ teirfami- sioner Brannon's office with
lies are 72yercent more riefy than the average teenager to use Fegal the planning and design of
drugs, aoandcarettes; andthe planning and design of
park renovations. Walton
WfE'REt S, ie teenagers who almost aLways eat dinner wi th their County has a 99-year lease
families are 31 percent less likey rthan rte average teenager to use with the State of Florida on
ifegaldrugs, afcoholandcigarettes; and Morrison Springs.
Previously, Brannon held a
W9IE'EAS, tie correlation Fetweenfamify dinners andreducedrisH community meeting where
for teen substance ahuse are weffdocumente4dand citizens gave their input.
W Srentainfuen oe oe Currently Cliff Knauer, with
WfazrsaS, farentaLin uence is knownn to e one of te most crucial Preble-Rish, is working on
factors in determining tne Aieliootofsustance cause y teenagers; the preliminary designs. The'
total property is 181 acres.
Wf.R'EEAS, family dinners have Long constituted substantiapif i Morrison Springs is land-
far offamiy Tife in America; escaped by cypress trees and
produces up to 80 million gal-
vOW, ~iT'q-EETOP_ q'aroldCarenter, mayor of the City of lons of water a day from the
DeFunia Springs do /lerey proclaim the fourth ~von ay in Septem- Floridian aquifer.
ber as Commissioner Brannon re-
Smarked, "Morrison Springs is
family Day -- A Day to at Dinner Witi Your CliCfaren an environmental treasure,
A9ndurge allcitizens to recognize and arric ate in its observance. and I look forward to work-.
ing with everyone to make
f'WgT'{lEss SSW9gLErEOFj 1ve ereuntoset my dandanccaused this a useful and beneficial
the Seafof the City of DeFuniaSpyringds to e affixedths 13th day recreational park for every-
ofSeptember ofthe year four Lorc Two thousandandefive one in Walton County to en-
C. ifaroTdCapenter joy.
Mayor "We are working to form a
partnership with the school
district, and others to have an


Horse with Equine Encephalitis

confirmed in Walton County


Due to a recently confirmed
horse case of Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE) in Wal-
ton County, the Florida De-
partment of Health (DOH) is
encouraging residents of and
visitors to Florida to take a
number of steps to protect
themselves against mosqui-
toes.
L'.The s.atae.manitors animals.
as sentinels for arboviruses,
including Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE). West
Nile (WN) and St. Louis En-
cephalitis Virus, to deter-
mine if any of those three vi-
ruses are present in the com-
munity.
The Florida Departments
of Health (DOH) andAgricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS), along with other
state and local agencies, are
working to detect the viruses
spread by mosquitoes to hu-
mans or animals. Mosquito-
borne infections in people can
cause headache, fever, dizzi-
ness, confusion, movement
disorders and coma.
For more information on
the virus please visit the
DOH's website, http://
www.doh.state.fl.us/environ-
ment/community/arboviral/


index.html The Disease Out-
break Information Hotline
offers recorded updates on


medical alerts status and
surveillance at 888-880-
5782.:



educational center, where lo-
cal students can learn more
about Walton County's natu-
ral resources."
SMorrison Springs Advisory
Committee members are
Tommy Hinote, Ronnie Bell,
Brad Alford, Scott Brannon,
George Russell, Bobby
Ammons, Paul Ward; Henry
Teal, and Billy Bearden.


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recycle, treat, and properly dispose of these and other household hazardous wastes:

PESTICIDES USED OIL *STALE GASOLINE SOLVENTS FERTILIZERS.
PAINT PAINT THINNERS PAINT STRIPPERS BATTERIES FURNITURE POLISH
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Waste tire amnesty will also be held on the same date,-during the same hours and
locations. Walton County residents may bring up'to 12 tires per residence.
Collection Date: Saturday, October 1, 2005 8 am 1 pm
Locations: Walton County Fairgrounds on Highway 83 North (9th Avenue) in
DeFuniak Springs and South Walton Mosquito Control Office, CR 393
(just off US 98 before Chat Holley Road)
No gas cylinders or explosives; please.
SConditionally exempt small quantity generators will be accepted at a reduced rate.
SDue to hazardous nature of certain components in home computers,
we will be accepting old computer hardware including processors,
monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.


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Ave. Fairgrounds
(SR 83 N)
US HWY 90


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


Proposed Walton County property taxes sent out


Walton County property
owners recently received
their notice of proposed prop-
erty taxes mailed out in Au-
gust by the property
appraiser's office.
Many taxpayers have
noted the substantial in-
crease in property values
from 2004 to 2005.
Florida's Constitution and
state law require that all ap-
praisals be made at market


Walton County Tax Collec-
tor Rhonda Skipper an-
nounced that her office has
eliminated the long standing
$1.50 service fee for citizens
who qualify for disabled
parking placards. Skipper


value as of January 1 of the
tax year. The property
appraiser's office maintains
current records on all real
estate market activities
within the county. These
records are available for pub-
lic review. Storm damage or
devaluation incurred by the
property during the year af-
ter Jan. 1 has no affect on the
appraised value for the tax
year. Any devaluation is
taken into account in the sub-


stated, "The Department of
Highway Safety and' Motor
Vehicles does not charge a fee
for this permit. However, tax
collectors are given the op-
tion by state law of charging
a $1.50 service fee to the


Community Calendar

NORTH WALTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB will
hold its regular monthly meeting at McLain's Family Steak
House in DeFuniak Springs on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The guest
speaker will be State Representative Don Brown, who will
give an update on what is happening in the district and
state.
The club urges all local Republicans to come hear Repre-
sentative Brown and to ask questions regarding area of con-
cern. Those wishing to dine should come early.
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At the bottom of the form
is shown the market value for
last year, market value for
this year, respective assessed
values for each year, exemp-
tions and the taxable values.
Also at the bottom of the form
is information on how to dis-
cuss the appraised value
with the property appraiser's
office.
After meeting with the
appraiser's office and exam-


transaction; my office will
discontinue this practice im-
mediately."
A Florida parking permit
is issued to any individual
who is certified as legally
blind or has disabilities that
limit the ability to walk. The
placard must hang on the
rear view mirror when a ve-
hicle is parked in a space des-
ignated for disabled persons.
This permit is transferable.
to any vehicle transporting
the disabled person.
For more information call
892-8121 or visit www.
waltontaxcollector.com
online.


ining the relevant data, tax-
payers have the right to file
a petition with the value ad-
justment board (VAB) if they
do not believe their property
was properly appraised at
the first of the year.
Petition forms are avail-
able at the property


appraiser's office. The dead-
line for filing a petition is 25
days from the mailing of the
notice of proposed property
taxes. This year the deadline
for filing an appeal is Sept.
13. This date is shown on the
bottom of the notice of pro-
posed property taxes. prop-


erty owners must file on or
before this date to have their
appraisal considered by the
value adjustment board.
There is a $15 fee payable at
filing. The property
appraiser's office can be
reached at 892-8123 or 267-
4500.


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PAGE 4ATHE DEFUNIAL

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Ia PERSONAL COMMENTS


Editor's Comment


By RON KELLEY


The never ending story


By RON KELLEY

Even as Hurricane Rita brings a fresh threat to the Gulf
Coast, news stories about Hurricane Katrina and the storm's
aftershocks continue to dominate the headlines, and with
good cause.
Catastrophic Katrina exposed every fault, every short-
sighted misstep, every bad decision by every agency involved,
from municipal governments to the White House.
As Walton County's oldest and largest independent news-
paper, the Herald-Breeze has left the coverage of Katrina's
devastation of Louisiana and Mississippi to the national me-
dia, who have done an unusually good job. Their coverage
has been intense and unflinching, yet, for the most part,
fair and balanced.
We are delighted to hear from our readers, particularly
new residents who have recently discovered the Beach
Breeze, and how they appreciate and prefer our complete,
in-depth coverage of all things Walton. Because our main
focus is always on Walton County, we have looked at Kat-
rina from the perspective of how this disaster has impacted
us here.
I cannot help but be proud of all our reporters for their
excellent, well-written, thought-provoking coverage of the
short and long-term effects of Hurricane Katrina on life here
in Walton County.
Starting with our Sept. 8 edition, we had 20 different sto-
ries and informational pieces on Katrina, including front
page articles in the Breeze and the Herald. In that issue, we
carried news of the Red Cross shelter at the former National'
Guard Armory in DeFuniak Springs, ways for residents of
south Walton to also help the Red Cross, what the Walton
County Chamber of Commerce, private businesses and stu-
dents from South Walton High School were doing to aid
hurricane victims, how CHELCO was sending emergency
crews to the stricken area and how to be on the lookout for



Dear Editor,

Mayor Ray Nagen is not using common sense in allowing
some people back in, to reside in New Orleans, under the
current health conditions. There could become an epidemic
of diseases but, of course, he knows that billions of dollars
will begin to funnel into rebuilding the entire infrastruc-
ture of that city.
FEMA and Bush should appoint someone from the fed-
eral government to hold the check-book for that city's ex-
penditures and not allow the.mayor, city planners and local
politicians to bein control of the federal monies, and it should
not be deposited into any local bank.
America is financing the bulk of the rebuilding,and it
should be spent wisely, and used where it is needed most,
especially within the poorer sections of the city, and build
state-of-the-art levees to protect any future flooding.
God forbid, should special people expect special favors in
order to cash in on a free thing, which is notfree at all,
when so many people's lives and homes needs rebuilding.
America is already burdened with the Afganistan war, the
Iraq war and now we must rebuild New Orleans and Mis-
sissippi. Haliburton has and continues to be Bush and
Cheney's first choice for government contracts and that also
means a huge dip into the money bucket.
The end result is a poorer America, the economy is al-
ready showing signs of strain and I wonder if Bush even-
notices or cares, or maybe it has become out of his control.
I cannot believe that a metropolitan city like New Or-
leans was so poor that they could not afford better for its
people or to have not set aside funds for this or other types
of disasters. Maybe they were counting on FEMA, but if
they had been prepared, they could have been the immedi-
ate first responders, to prevent much suffering. A rich city -
New Orleans- where did the money go?
N.J. Robbins
DeFuniak Springs


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scams perpetrated by despicable human vultures, hoping
to cash in on the misery. We reported how St. Joe Company
donated thousands of dollars to relief agencies, how Sand-
estin sponsored a blood drive and how the Walton County
Commission took action to clean up Katrina debris.
Last week, our reporters provided readers with 18 more
pieces, including a story from a young girl who, along with
her family, had to abandon her New Orleans home and then
lost touch with her father, before winding up here in Wal-
ton County. Another story detailed how a local family
'adopted' a group of evacuees and took them in. We looked
at the impact of Katrina on gasoline prices here and did a
story about a local group of volunteers who have started a
new shelter agency. We also looked at the impact of 500+
evacuee children entering our school system, what South
Walton Fire District firefighters found when they went to
the disaster area and we enjoyed a potluck dinner for Kat-
rina victims held in the Lakeyard.
This week, we are looking at the impact of Katrina on
commercial fishing here in our Gulf waters and the seafood
market, as well as an update on the Red Cross' changeover
from a shelter to a service center and their continuing pres-
ence in DeFuniak Springs.
The common thread running through all of these Hurri-
cane Katrina stories is how the storm is continuing to affect
Walton County. There will be still more Katrina stories as
time goes on because of the ripple-effect it has had on life in
every corner of America. The terrible legacy of that storm
will be with us for a very long time and though we may be
tempted to turn away from the endless tragedy it brought
and the terrible mistakes and crimes it exposed, we dare
not.
A friend of mine, a local official and fellow-Republican,
chided me this week about my recent editorial regarding
Katrina. He thought I had one of my facts wrong. However,
the misunderstanding was likely caused by the efforts of
some administration officials to shift blame for its mistakes
to other individuals and agencies. The press initially ac-
cepted some of those statements as factual, until additional
facts were uncovered.
For instance, a senior Bush administration official gave
the Washington Post the story that FEMA could not act be-
cause the Louisiana governor had not declared a state of
emergency until after the storm.
Not true.



Editor:
I am an evacuee, one of those unfortunate souls to who
had to escape'Hurricane Katrina; one of the many from the
Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
Though we suffer and have loss, our lives as we know them
are gone, we find ourselves among the truly blessed. For
the hand of God is upon us at this darkest hour. Not only do
we have each other, we have arrived in the community of
DeFuniak Springs.
This community has opened their homes, hearts and souls.
They have truly embraced us with a loving spirit and helped
us in the process of picking up our lives. We have received
so very much food, shelter, jobs, medicine, and doctors,
vets have helped, money, clothes, and the all consuming hug.
For this we are grateful and ever so thankful.
God bless each of you as you have blessed us.
Thank you so very much
Beth Whitman
Pass Christian, MS


LETTER TO~


Dear Editor,

When asked by the journalist Bob Woodward how he
thought history will judge him, George W. Bush answered,
"By then we'll all be dead." a curiously cynical statement
for a professed Christian. In other words, "who cares?"
However, according to Christ, we cannot dismiss our bag-
gage so easily. "For I was hungry and you gave me no food,
when I was thirsty, you gave me no drink, when I was in
prison, you did not visit me. Matt25:35 Well, we were given
chains, whips, electric rods, dogs and hoods!
What counts as a reasonable, compassionate response to
a disaster? Within a second, an hour, or a day? After three
days or a week, is it still considered empathy? Is it the soul
or the conscience responding, or a calculated political anti-
phon?
The day after the N.O. levee breached, G.W. Bush attends
a birthday party in Arizona, then travels to a California se-
nior center. Rumsfeld attends a San Diego Padres baseball
game. August 30, Bush speaks on Iraq at Naval Base
Coronado. In the p.m., Mr. Bush plays guitar with country
singer Mark Willis.
SDecember 28, 2004, killer tsunami strikes SoutheastAsia.
It takes George W. Bush three days to end his vacation and
react to the disaster. The original aid response from the U.S.
is $25 million. The flood inundation of Jamaica that same
year elicits $25,000 from our government.
After the Twin Towers were attacked at 8:45
a.m., September 11, 2001, G.W. Bush continues to read goat
stories with first graders in Florida for another half hour.
For the next 12 hours, he is airborne, in flight. As one fired
Oregon columnist declared, "Bush skedaddled in the wake
of the attacks." Where was the concern for our nation? In
those 12 hours who was minding the store?
We have heard a great deal about the sins of G.W. Bush's
predecessor, Bill Clinton. Were these any worse than own-
ing 800 concubines and assorted wives by the great King
Solomon? (By the way, to the feminists:-Solomon was still a
great king, but an unfaithful wife would be a stoned whore.)
Yes, Clinton was a sinner, but Jesus loved them all and the
sinners were blessed remember the gas prices and the bud-
get surplus? George W., however, will admit no fault. As a
narcissistic personality, he admits no mistakes. Interesting
insight into the likes of his personality can be gleaned from
books by psychotherapist Justin Frank: Bush on the Couch
and Dr. M. Scott Peck's Glimpses of the Devil, and People of
the Lie.

Kinga T.H. Barravecchia
DeFuniak Springs, FL


K SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005
Hours after printing this disinformation, a red-faced Wash-
ington Post issued a retraction, which read, "A Sept. 4 ar-
ticle on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina incorrectly said
that Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) had not
declared a state of emergency. She declared an emergency
on Aug. 26."
There have been other attempts to pass on misinforma-
tion to the press that, even when revealed to be untrue,
continue to spread confusion.
High-ranking Republicans say they, don't want to "play
the blame game," which is entirely understandable, given
the deplorable circumstances. For that matter, neither do I.
However, if we do not learn from our mistakes, if we do not
figure out exactly what went wrong and who was respon-
sible for taking a disaster and turning it into a national
tragedy, then we are doomed to see history repeat itself.
If we must give up all our civil liberties, be forced to labor
under the yoke of huge, bottomless, money-pit super-agen-
cies like Homeland Security; if we must accept the burden
of a $200 billion disaster bill (added to what is already the
biggest deficit in American history) while Congress raids
our treasury with record-breaking amounts of bloated, pork-
barrel projects, then we at least deserve to know that this
kind of senseless, inexcusable, criminally negligent event
can never again happen on American soil.
Until we can be sure of that, we need to kick over every
rock, leaving no stone unturned, and take a cold, hard look
at whatever we find hiding underneath.



Editor:
This letter is about the soccer program that the county
parks and recreation department has had for a couple of
years now.
My child participates and this will be their third year in
the program. Although I do appreciate them providing such
activities for our children, the first year they were just start-
ing and it was a little disorganized, but still fun. The uni-
forms (socks, shorts, and shirts) were provided for the fee
of $30 a child, or if you had more than one child involved,
then you could save $5 per child.
The second year, they really impressed me with providing
a soccer camp the Saturday before opening day to teach all
the children how to actually play the game right. That year,
they also provided the complete uniform for the same $30
fee and also saved $5 for each additional child.
But this year, we have not even started games yet, and
they already seem like this will be the most disorganized
year yet. They're providing shirts for $35 this year and no
discounts if you have more than one child involved in the
sport.
They have not even received the shirts in and are not sure
they will be in for the first game, which is Saturday, Sept.
17. They have set up for pictures to be taken that day but
we don't even know if we will have uniforms.
I appreciate all the coaches for participating, when some
of the parents are not able to with their schedules. I also
appreciate the county having sports that the children can
participate in. I just wanted to voice an opinion on the way it
is this year because I was disappointed.
Renee Alford
DeFuniak Springs


Dear Editor, :

If a private-sector employee performed as badly as the fed-
eral, state, and local governments performed before, dur-
ing, and after Hurricane Katrina, he would be summarily
fired. But the governments will claim their budgets were
too small and proceed to extract more money from the tax-
payers. Thats how the political world works. And it's part of
the reason that governments perform as miserably as they
do.
Hurricane Katrina should finally disabuse people of the
idea that government exists to take care of them, especially
the most vulnerable. That self-serving promise was never
credible. Do we need more evidence that it was a fraud?
With guardians like these, who needs enemies?
Government at one level or another dominated every hur-
ricane-related service on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, Mis-
sissippi, and Alabama, and in New- Orleans. The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers for decades has managed the levees and
other forms of flood protection. Governments continually
gave assurances that it had plans to deal with a major storm
before and after it made landfall. Doubts were often voiced
by the newspapers and weather experts, who warned that
the agencies were not prepared, that the levees would not
contain the water, and that many casualties would result.
But the politicians told the residents otherwise, and the
residents believed them, having been taught to trust their
"leaders." When the emergency systems failed under the
force of Katrina and thousands of people were abandoned,
we all got a rude awakening.
This time the self-aggrandizing politicians and bureau-
crats must not get away with their lame excuses. They are
responsible for many needless deaths and much property
destruction. We all should be outraged.
A private company that had built those levees and made
those assurances would have hell to pay. It would be facing
bankruptcy and its officers lawsuits for gross negligence or
even criminal indictments. The prospect of such conse-
quences tends to deter private harmful conduct. But gov-
ernment personnel are effectively immune from such con-
sequences. They don't risk their own capital. Accountability
is nonexistent. There are likely to be no dismissals, much
less indictments.
The problem is not only the people who run the agencies.
It is in the nature of bureaucracy, which gets its money
through coercive taxation, does not receive market feedback
from consumers and insurance companies, and never faces
bankruptcy. Cynics love to denigrate private businesses as
putting profits before people, but it was Wal-Mart and Home
Depot that were getting the goods to desperate people (when
government agents weren't impeding them) while FEMA
was still recovering from the shock that the levees failed.
The Washington Post reported that "over the five years of
President Bush's administration, Louisiana has received far
more money for Corps civil works projects than any other
state, about $1.9 billion but hundreds of millions of dol-
lars have gone to unrelated water projects demanded by the
state's congressional delegation. In fact, more than any other
federal agency, the Corps is controlled by Congress; its $4.7
billion civil works budget consists almost entirely of 'ear-
marks' inserted by individual legislators."
But it is not only the Corps that failed. It's FEMA and
that monstrosity, the Department of Homeland Security. It's
President Bush and his outrageous war in Iraq, which has
diverted precious resources for a fools errand. Its also the
state and local governments. All can be condemned for the
same offense: they took on solemn tasks, made people de-
pendent on them, precluded private alternatives and then
failed miserably. That is government in all its glory.
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CK Ventures, Inc. with lo-
cations throughout Walton,
Okaloosa and Santa Rosa
counties, was awarded
"Franchise of the Year" by
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Inc., a recognition presented
to only the most successful
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
franchise.

Franchise owners Carl and
Carrie Kelley received the
prestigious "Franchise of the
Year" honor during an
awards ceremony held at the
Jackson Hewitt Annual Con-
vention 2005 in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Carl and Carrie
Kelley's franchise operation
was selected from among
nearly 800 franchisees, rep-
resenting more than 5,400
office locations nationwide.
The chosen franchise dem-
onstrates substantial overall
success and improvement in
numerous areas, including
the number of tax returns
prepared, customer service,
territory expansion, indi-
vidual office performance
and customer retention.
Mike Lister, chairman,
president and CEO, Jackson
Hewitt Tax Service Inc. said,


"Carl and Carrie Kelley
clearly take pride in their
business, customers and em-
ployees. The 'Franchise of
the Year' award is a well-de-
served recognition for all of
their hard work and dedica-
tion."
"Carrie and I are honored
to have our franchise recog-
nized at this level. It's just
incredible," said Carl Kelley,
owner of CK Ventures, Inc.
"We have a great team in
place who have set goals and
stop at nothing to achieve
them. Attaining 'Franchise of
the Year' was definitely a
goal we set our sights on. I
have to commend everyone
on our team for their commit-
ment and support."
Carl and Carrie Kelley es-
tablished' their first Jackson
Hewitt franchise in 1995. CK
Ventures, Inc. is also ranked
#18 among all Jackson
Hewitt franchises in volume.
In addition to the "Franchise
ofYear" award, Carl and Car-
rie Kelley received a very
prestigious "Hall of Fame"
award, recognizing CK Ven-
tures, Inc. for their lifetime
achievement with Jackson
Hewitt.


OWC PRIMETIME registration


Registration for the fall
session of PRIME TIME per-
sonal enrichment classes at
Okaloosa-Walton College is
; now in progress at all six
SOWC sites and continues
until classes start or are
filled. Individuals who have
previously enrolled in
PRIME TIME or OWC
classes may enroll by web at
www.owc.edu. First time stu-
dents should enroll in per-
son.
Specially designed for the
retirement community, but
open to adults of any age,
PRIME TIME "leisure learn-
ing" classes start throughout
the fall range in price from
$15 to $65. All courses are
non-credit and are designed
for creative learning without


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available on the OWC web
site at www.owc.edu or at all.
college locations, area cham-,-
bers of commerce and public
libraries.
For information, call 729-
6084 or 729-6085.

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Fund Balance as of 9/6/2005

Millage per $1000

Ad Valorem Tax
Sales & Use Taxes
Licenses & Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges for Services
Fines & Forfeitures
Interest Earned/Other
Other Sources
Total Revenues
Less 5%

Total Estimated Revenues

Total Revenues & Reserves


Expenditures/Expenses
General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Economic Environment
Human Services
Culture & Recreation
Debt Service
Other Uses
Total Expenditures

Reserves

Total Expenses
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


Only the sign changed from shelter to service center


By LEAH STRATMANN

When the sign outside the
armory changed from Red
Cross Disaster Shelter to Red
Cross Service Center, some
local folks mistakenly
thought the Red Cross had
pulled out of the region.
"We maintain an office in
DeFuniak Springs," said
Sheri Frost, director of Red
Cross Relief Operations for
Okaloosa, Walton, Santa
Rosa and Escambia counties.
"We were there before this di-
saster and we will be there
after," she said.
The Red Cross opens and


maintains shelters as needed
in emergencies. However,
each is operated with the goal
of turning the facility into a
services arena after the need
for emergency shelter no
longer exists.

"At first we needed to shel-
ter people because they had
no place to go," Frost said.
"However, I applaud the
people of DeFuniak Spring
for getting organized so
quickly and creating places
for those without homes. The
people in this town mobilized
so quickly, we don't even have
any idea how many people


Community Events


HEALTHMARK BLUE ANGELS, in conjunction with
READ MORE INK of Panama City, are sponsoring a book
sale on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Health-
mark Regional Hospital. They will have children's books,
cookbooks, educational books, and toys, best sellers, as well
as books for Christmas gift giving, and some "close out"
items.' There will be something for every member of the
family. Proceeds goes to various charities.




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were initially helped in that
community. We do know that
services have been given to
11,000 people in the four
counties, with 40 percent of
those people in Okaloosa and
Walton counties. "
Frost explained that when
people need shelter, services
must be offered in another
location. "When people are in
a shelter, we want them to
think of it as their home. You
can't have people traipsing
through someone's home to
sign up for services, or those
sheltered will not think of it
as home. Each shelter is set


up to transition into a service
operation when shelter is no
longer necessary and that is
what has happened in DeFu-
niak Springs. If someone
came in today and needed
shelter, we can still provide
that in this community, but
it will not be at the Armory."
The armory is now a one-
stop shop for services from
the Red Cross, the Interfaith
Coalition, Walton Cares,
FEMA, the SBA (Small Busi-
ness Association) and Jobs
Plus. Frost pointed out "a cli-
ent can go in, get a hot meal,
get processed for a check


from the Red Cross, sign up
with Jobs Plus, and get
clothes to wear and receive
other services and supplies
as needed."
Frost said the need for do-
nations is still great, espe-
cially cash donations. "There
were three million people
rendered homeless by this
storm. Take three million
times $2,000 and look at the
number."
It has. been reported in
other media outlets that the
Red Cross is ranked as highly
effective in using donated
funds. One independent ser-


vice looking at the efficiency
of charitable organizations
rated the Red Cross as num-
ber one.
The director of the Red
Cross has said that 91 cents
out of every dollar earmarked
for Katrina victims will be
spent on goods, and services
for those victims. In this re-
gion, those numbers seem to
be borne out by reality when
you consider Frost is super-
vising 350 people providing
services in the four county
area, only two of which are
paid. The remainder are un-
paid volunteers.


BUDGET SUMMARY

WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE WALTON COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE 17% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


Tourist
General Development
Fund Council


Special
Revenue
Fund,


County
Transportation
Fund


Fine and
Forfeiture
Fund


Building Dept
Enterprise
Fund


Debt
Service
Fund


North Walton
Mosquito
District


Solid
Waste
Enterprise


.Fire
Districts
MSBU


Local
Option
Gas Tax


Driftwood Imperial Lakes
Estates Homeowners
Debt Service Association


10,811,131 2,277,358 2,920,746


1.9877


25,503,555
276,272
22,000
8,481,409
2,136,300
3,000
1,260,579


10,028,000


0 2,300,825
14,000
10,000
328,500 688,500


945,609 1,046,976
0.9984 1.3147
12,810,157 16,868,503
480,000
10,000
2,490,604 178,857
75,000
114,000
2,736,900 53,000


583,821 308,373 126,434 5,823,723 -211,006 268,349


0.0203 0.5982
260,463 459,077


1,620,549


12,000,000


2,347,697


10,500
7,500


16,842


254,600


387,200


19,351


25,308,065 9,160,002


0.2460


27,779


1,000


55,901,755 '3,156,349
25,131,969
1,652,549
13,462,195
2,515,179
127,000
5,085,881


500,000 2,004,171 3,847,697 82,630 -12,522,357 -6,087,859 6,087,859 0
38,183,115 10,356,500 5,017,496 22,365,358 17,299,360 1,620,549 261,023 477,077 12,000,000 99,472 2,347,697 255,600 27,779 -12,522,357 97,788,669 9,244,208 107,032,877
-1,278,154 -639,875 -843,444 -81,027 -13,023 -22,954 -600,000 -842 -1,389 -3,480,708 -117,011 -3,597,719
36,904,961 10,356,500 5,017,496 21,725,483 16,455,916 1,539,522 248,000 454,123 11,400,000 98,630 2,347,697 255,600 26,390 -12,522,357 94,307,961 9,127,197 103,435,158
47,716,092 12,633,858 7,938,242 22,671,092 17,502,892 2,123,343 556,373 580,557 17,223,723 -112,376 2,616,046 642,800 45,741 -12,522,357 119,616,026 18,287,199 137,903,225


21,913,271 21,913,271 3,500,000 25,413,271
8,452,120 1,358,071 16,455,916 98,630 26,364,737 13,787,199 40,151,936
753,010 2,123,343 7,400,000 26,390 10,302,743 10,302,743
21.725,483 21,725,483 21,725,483
783,945 10,677,650 2,165,469 13,627,064 13,627,064
2,333,656 28,513 460,884 2,823,053 1,000,000 3,823,053
1,537,698 2,542,695 4,080,393 4,080,393
248,000 398,600 646,600 646,600
2,086,801 751,150 7,336,709 2,347,697 -12,522,357 0 0
37,860,501 10,677,650 6,094,748 21,725,483 17,207,066 2,123,343 248,000 460,884 14,736,709 98,630 2,347,697 398,600 26,390 -12,522,357 101,483,344 18,287,199 119,770,543
9,855,591 1,956,208 1,843,494 945,609 295,826 0 308,373 119,673 2,487,014 -211,006 268,349 244,200 19,351 0 18,132,682 0 18,132,682

47,716,092 12,633,858 7,938,242 22,671,092 17,502,892 2,123,343 556,373 580,557 17,223,723 -112,376 2,616,046 642,800 45,741 -12,522,357 119,616,026 18,287,199 137,903,225


THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE WALTON COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AS A PUBLIC RECORD


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The Walton County Board of County Commissioners has

tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax
levy.


Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy................$43,268,113

B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board

and other assessment changes..........$ 1,611,862

C. Actual property tax levy..................$41,656,251


This year's proposed tax levy..................$58,797,641


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing

on the tax increase to be held on
Monday, September 26, 2005
5:05 P.M.
at

Walton County Courthouse ;i(
Courtroom A
571 East Nelson Avenue

DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the

Budget will be made at this hearing.

I I I__ __


Less
Interfund
Transfers


Total
Operational
Revenues/
Expenditures


Capital
Projects


Total
All
Funds


34,468,067


59,058,104
25,131,969
1,652,549
13,462,195
2,515,179
127,000
5,085,881


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


ter Family-Based Treatment
Association's 19th Annual
Conference on Treatment
Foster Care titled "The new


Community Events

THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FRIENDS OF THE LI-
BRARY will meet at 6 p.m. at the main library on Circle
Drive, DeFuniak Springs, on Oct. 4. Friends of the Library
will be finalizing the by-laws and discussing upcoming
events. Any interested person who wishes to expand the
benefits of the library are urged to come join the effort. New
ideas and enthusiasm are always appreciated.


Church Events I

THIS IS JESUS, LOVE AND CARE, and now Faith Min-
istries, "We have the love of Jesus in our heart, soul and
mind. We are here to support the poor and needy. We are
here for those who have no church home. Our door is al-
ways open. We are here for those who need prayer of tender
love and care. We are here for the broken-hearted. We are
here for those who feel unloved, and who want to.surrender
their life to Christ and don't know how. We are here for those
who need deliverance. We are here around the clock for you,"
said Benson. Linda Benson can be contact at 850-892-0662
or Pastor Williams 834-5195.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS host Bible prophecy se-
ries. Interest in Bible prophecy has swelled within he. last
few years and now nore than ever, people are asking, "Is
the world about to end?" In response to this question, from
Sept. 25-27, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in DeFu-
niak Springs will be hosting The Appearing, a free, multi-
media event in which Pastor Shawn Boonstra of It Is Writ-
ten Television, along with local elders, will explore the Bible
to clear up confusion concerning the Second Coming, and
share the hope that can be found in Christ's return.
It Is Written, a Christian ministry celebrating it 50th year
on television, created this compelling series after fielding
hundreds of questions whenever media outlets such as Time,
Newsweek and The Economist featured religious covers.
"Despite the increase in articles and television programs
on this topic, people seem to have more questions than ever,"
said Boonstra. "With The Appearing, we will go straight to
the source the Bible to find answers."
The Appearing will involve both satellite and local ele-
ments. Each one-hour program will include a Second Com-
ing presentation by Boonstra via satellite, musical selec-
tion, and a short Bible study with local elders, who, will re-
view the evening's message and answer any questions.
The Appearing begins Friday night, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in
the Seventh-dayAdventist Church, located at 532 Lakeview
Drive in DeFuniak Springs. To register, call 836-4235, or
www.theappearing.com


RAP: Reconnecting withAc-
tion and Purpose" in Atlanta,
GA.
This conference brought to-
gether organizations, clini-
cians, case managers and fos-
ter parents from across the
country to attend workshops
about subjects such as the
emotional baggage that fos-
ter children carry.
C.O.P.E. staff feels there


can be no better investment
in the future than the invest-
ment made in children of the
community. C.O.P.E. is cur-
rently recruiting and select-
ing prospective families for a
rewarding and successful
program.
Each professional foster
home will be assigned a men-
tal health professional, who
specializes in the treatment
of the unique emotional and


C.O.P.E. staff attend PATH program


John T. Saeva, D.
Board certified,


SHOWNARE C.O.P.E. Center, Inc.'s PATH Clinical Prac-
titioner Rhonda Riess and Megan Yarbrough who attended
the Foster Family-Based Treatment Association's 19th An-
nual Conference.


Health, dental


care available


to children


The Children's Volunteer
Health Network, a local, non-
profit agency offers immedi-
ate health and dental care to
children that are not pres-
ently covered by Florida Kid
Care or any type of family
insurance. Thirty percent of
Walton County children have
no insurance and need help.
Children are referred to
CVHN by the local churches
and schools and are then
matched ,up with a
healthcare provider. If the
parent is unavailable, volun-
teer driver will pick the child
up from school and take them
to the healthcare provider.


m) CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY

DOCTOR'S MEDICAL CENTER


AVAILABLE IN HOUSE
* LABS
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* ULTRASOUND
* ALLERGY TESTING

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892-2888
MON.-FRI. 7:30-5:00
21 West Main Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL


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STDn Defuniak Springs

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 850-951-6200 888-892-3523
Microspine amd MRI Today wants to help those in need by
!making financial gift to Hurricane 2005 Relief, which may
i provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to
j those in need.
They will donate $250.00 for EVERY MRI performed at their
facility for the next 3 months.
For any physicians or patients wanting to schedule an MRI
they can call 850-951-6200 or toll free at 888-892-3523. MRI
Today is open for the entire public not just Microspine
patients.
Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Located in the Microspine Medical Center
www.mritoday.net
850-951-6200

www.mntoday.net
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Volunteers are needed to
assist in the office, drive chil-
dren to appointments and
help families apply for medi-
care.
Professional grant writers
and fundraisers, are also
needed. Interested volun-
teers may call the CVHN of-
fice at 850-231-9900.



WILL TRAIN.
GAS ALLOWANCE.
CALL (850)-892-4514'


behavioral needs of the chil-
dren. A para-professional
counselor will also be as-
signed to each home to assist
with day-to-day needs in-
cluding paper work, as well
as a case manager and be-
havioral technician if needed.
Other services available to
the professional foster parent
are family therapy, individu-
alized behavior modification


FREEPORT
FOOT CLINIC
479 Highaay 20 East
SLocated in Freeport Medical Clinic)


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4415 Hwy. 331 South
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(850 892-4514 '


Specialty Programs
Women's Programs Incontinence
Fall Prevention Ergonomic Assessments
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Orthopedic Conditions Sports Medicine
Pain Management Neurological
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Freeport Location:
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Diabetes
Asthma
Pediatrics
Children's
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Geriatrics
Sports Physicals
Allergy Testing &
Treatment
Allergy Shots


Family Practice
physicians are very
special to the families
they serve. Looking after
the health of the entire
family and treating each
family member with
personal care and
concern. Dr. Sharon
Fawaz, and nurse
practitioner Deronda
Maniscalco at Gateway
Medical Clinic provide this
personalized care to fami-
lies throughout the
DeFuniak Springs Area.
They invite you to stop by
their new location next to
the Medicine Shoppe at
650 U.S. Hwy. 331 South,
unit or call Gateway
Medical Clinic for an
appointment at 892-3366.


New Address:







650Freeporti
Hwy S


GATEWAY MEDICAL CLINIC


Quality Care, Right Here


C.O.P.E. Center, Inc.'s
PATH Clinical Practitioner
Rhonda Riess and Megan
Yarbrough attended the Fos-


programs, respite relief,
transportation assistance
and psychiatric services (for
the child).
C.O.P.E. has served Walton
County's mental health
needs for over 30 years.
For more information
about the PATH Program,
contact Lorna Smith, PATH
Licensing specialist, at 850-
892-8045.


(Left right)


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Board Certified Phy. Assistant

Caroline Lawrence, PA-C
Board Certified Phy. Assistant
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Alabama traffic

stop nets three

Walton suspects


By BRUCE COLLIER
A traffic stop in Alabama
led to the detention and ar-
rest of three Tennessee men


on Walton County charges of
grand theft and burglary.
On August 20, police in
Priceville, AL stopped a ve-


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies
arrested the following people during
the week ending September 18, 2005:
Richard Glenn Williams, 36,
Chipley, Possession of cannabis -20
grams, poss.'of methamphetamine,
poss. of paraphernalia,
Davis Bush, 29, Bonifay, Posses-
sion of cannabis + 20 grams, poss. of
paraphernalia,
a Clayton Lee Williams, 35, Bonifay,
DUI,
S Billy Joe Cordle, 34, DFS,
DWLSR,
Seth Farrior, 39, Red Bay, FVOP,
Chrissy Nicole Clark, 25, DFS,
FVOP,
SCorey Lee Kendrick, 19, PDL,
VOP,
SDaniel Matthew Moses, 22, Mossy
Head, Battery domestic,
SJason Lewis Martino, 30,
Randolph, NJ, OJ (New Jersey),
SCherrye A. Moses, 43, Mossy
Head, Domestic violence,
o Tressia King Tousignant, 51, Free-
port, DUI,
Timothy Lee Rowe, 38, Freeport,
Burglary of conveyance, grand theft,
criminal mischief,
Charls Frederick Walker, 42,
DFS, MVOP,
SRuben G. Garcia, 38, DFS, FVOP,
Alto McDonald, 49, DFS, Failure
to register as a sex offender,
David Lee Haney, 39, Destin,
MVOP,
Herschel Cotton, 18, DFS, Tres-
pass,
Jamie Mosley, 24, Freeport, Bat-
tery,
.* Linda K. Cherry, 21, DFS,.FVOP,
worthless checks,
SDarren W. Yates, 36, DFS, Child
abuse,
*S. A., 17, Destin, FVOP,
Mark J. Davis, 37, Seagrove
Beach, MVOP,
*Jason Denny, 29, Navarre, MVOP,
Matthew Wayne Godwin, 20,
Freeport, Battery, VOP, dealing in sto-
len property, ;-, -
* John DerrickAllen, 22, F, 'Leav-
ing scene of a traffic accident,
Harold ,avins:Paulk, 64, Baker,
FVOP,
* Siacev Scott Nichols, 28,
Crestview, Worthless checks,
Brian L. Raines, 47, Desin. Child
support,
SC.PM., 14, DFS, Disturbing school
assembly,
K.C.B., 15, DFS, Possession and
distribution of controlled substance w/
in 1000 feet of a school,
C.W.H., 15, Freeport, Disturbing
school assembly,
SChristopher Young, 27, Crestview,
MVOP,
Mikhail A. Sultanishvili, 24, FWB,
Revoked license,
Anthony Hudson, 39, Tallahassee,
DWLSR,
John Ruton, 24, Panama City


Beach, VOP, FTA,
STina M. Harrison, 32, PDL, DUI,
reckless driving,
James Blocker, 53, DFS, DWLSR,
Jimmy Miller, 49, Marianna,
MVOP,
James Johnson, 31, Panama City,
MVOP,
Kendrick Hogans, 38, PDL, FVOP,
MVOP, Worthless checks x4,
SJeffrey William Russell, 39, SRB,
Battery domestic,
a Alan Kendrick Taylor, 23,
Sandestin, DUI refused test,
James Leavins, 30, PDL, Worth-
less check,
SJonathan Carr, 21, Panama City,
FVOP,
Pedro Cruz Garcia, 38, Houston,
No DL, expired tag,
SShawn Lee Morse, 25, Freeport,
FVOP,
P.J., 17, DFS, Possession of co-
caine, poss. of paraphernalia,
'Arvin B. Hamerick, 60, Biloxi, DUI,
Theresa Diane Clipper Wang, 44,
Argyle, DUI,
Daniel Lee Macias, 21, Argyle,
DWLSR,
SChristopher Douglas Blount, 20,
FWB, DWLSR, possession of can-
nabis -20 grams,
*Paul Ashley Cook, 26, Florala,
MVOP (Okaloosa Co.),
*Jason E. Watson, 28, Florala, Vio-
lation of restraining order,
Donald Roberts, 41, Destin, DUI,
DWLSR,
Billy J. Bowen, 35, Laguna Beach,
FL, DUI, DWLSR,
*Angela M. Gerard, 22, Freeport,
Bond revocation,
SShawn P. Regan, 27, Crestview,
DUI, possession of marijuana -20
grams, poss. of paraphernalia,
Jeremy James Odom, 18, DFS,
Possession of marijuana -20 grams,
SMitchell Jay Young Sebastian, 23,
Horton, AL, MVOP, violation of injunc-
tion,
SAnthony Pack, 33, Cullman, AL,
Burglary, grand theft,
Freddie Garcia Velasco, 28, DFS,
No valid DL,
Kendric Potter, 27, DFS, Worth-
less checks x3,
S-Matthew Goodlin, 28, SRB, DUI
refused test,
Raphael Hernandez Motley, 35,
Jackson Trail, DWLSR,
*John Stevens Hoard, 47, Panama
City, DUI refused test, DWLSR,
*William Lanning, 45, Biloxi, FTA,
DWLSR, DUI,
*Jonathan C. McSwain, 22, Slidell,
LA, Battery domestic,
Sam Reynolds, 33, Santa Rosa,
Battery domestic,
SRamone Franco, 29, DFS, No
valid DL,
Ladonna Steele Scholl, 44, DFS,
Battery domestic,
*Ashley Elizabeth Boesel, 18, Free-
port, DUI.


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS

POLICE REPORT,
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Officers of the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department arrested the follow-
ing people during the week ending
September 18, 2005:
SJoshua Eugene Hickman, 22,
DFS, Trespass after warning,,
Mellynda Laird, 39, DFS, DUI,
Marion D. Cool, 58, Bonifay, Fail-
ure to return leased property,
*;Vincent B. Huffman, 43, DFS,
FVOP,
Jeffrey L. Grant, 24, DFS,
DWLSR,
Jason William Thomason, 25,
DFS, FVOP (Okaloosa Co.),
Kelvin White, 20, PDL, DWLSR,
Cathy Santana,'21, Retail theft,
SApril'Lewis, 32, Leaving scene
of accident w/property damage,


Mary Ann Gagnard, 26, DWLSR,
Stephanie Glass, 23, DFS, Worth-
less checks x2,
SElizabeth H. Senterfitt, 38, Bur-
glary/theft,
SAnthony Fullerton, 43, DFS,
DWLSR,
Randall Colvin, 37, DFS, DUI re-
fused test, possession of parapherna-
lia, inoperable tag light,
Robert Stidman, 49, Freeport,
DUI, VOP,:no tag lights,
Amber Lopez, 29, DUI refused
test, no valid DL, possession of meth-
amphetamine, poss. of paraphernalia,
obstruction by disguise,
Jesus Hernandez, 43, Resisting
w/o violence, failure to obey LEO, dis-
orderly intoxication.


hicle, due to "suspicious cir-
cumstances."
Police detained three men,
Derrick Wesley, 25, of Nash-
ville, Scott Dale Carter, 18,
of Nashville, and Chris
Steven Fink Jr., 21, of
Goodlettsville, TN.
In their possession were a
Polaris ATV, a Polaris Preda-
tor ATV, a Twin Polaris ATV,
a KTM dirt bike, and a util-
ity trailer. The suspects were
riding in a Chevrolet 3500
pickup truck.
The bikes were reported to
have been stolen earlier that
day from Distinctive Cycles
of Freeport, and the truck
had been taken in a Santa
Rosa Beach burglary.
Walton County Sherrif's
investigators were contacted.
Following inspection of the
vehicles and an interview
with the suspects, all three
were taken to Walton County.
The men were arrested on
August 31, and charged with
five counts of grand theft,
and one count of burglary of
a conveyance.

Montalvo

acquitted

on sexual

battery trial

By BRUCE COLLIER
A six-person jury found
Joshua Scott Montalvo "not
guilty" on all three counts of
sexual battery, lewd and las-
civious battery, and lewd and
lascivious exhibition. The
charges involved three fe-
males, ages 11 12.
Montalvo's lawyer,.Michael
D. Weinstock of Niceville,
said that the jury took 45
minutes to acquit his client.
"The state's witnesses were
not credible," said Weinstock.
"There was no physical evi-
dence indicating abuse."
Assistant state attorney
James Parker said that one
state witness, Montalvo's
stepdaughter, recanted her
story on the witness stand.
Judge Lewis Lindsey pre-
sided over the two-day trial,
which took place last week in
south Walton County.
Montalvo, 26, had been in
jail since his arrest in Janu-
ary of this year.


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005





PUBLIC NOTICE


Please be advised that the Walton County Value
Adjustment Board will meet on Monday, October 10
and Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 9:00 am. This
meeting will be held at the South Walton Courthouse
Annex located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Santa Rosa


Beach, Florida.


An alternate date is scheduled for


October 17, 2005 at 9:00 am, if necessary.
Please be governed accordingly.
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, municipal 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 request by a physically
handicapped person to attend the meeting, directed to
the chairperson or director of such board, commission,
agency, or authority, such chairperson 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


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decides to appeal any decision made by the board,
agency or commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
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ADDISON
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graduates from
basic training
Air Force Airman Christo-
pher B. Addison has gradu-
ated from basic military
training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, TX.
He is the son ofAngela and
Brian Addison, of CR-30A,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Addison is a 200.5 graduate
of South Waltonl High School,
Santa Rosa Beach.


Taylor returns
from deployment
Navy Seaman Apprentice
Jason E. Taylor, son of J.
Hermann, of Knoxville, Tenn.
and Micheal G. Taylor, of
Freeport, FL., and his ship-
mates returned from a three-
month summer underway
period while assigned to the
aircraft carrier USS)Kitty
Hawk, forward deployed to
Yokosuka, Japan.
Taylor and more than
5, 300 of his fellow shipmates
participated in exercises Tal-
isman Saber 2005, the third
annual Orange Crush and
Joint Air and Sea Exercise
(JASEX) 2005.
USS Kitty Hawk is the first
of the supercarrierss, com-
missioned April 29, 1961.
Taylor joined the Navy in
October 2004.


Community Events

THE FREEPORT TOWN PLANTER'S Societyjwill be
having their monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center.
Everyone's welcome to stop by and see what good things are
being done for the "Gateway To The Emerald Coast." New
members are always welcome.

THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 98
of DeFuniak Springs invites everyone to Friday Night Bingo.
The chapter is located at 131 Royal Drive which is two blocks
east of Twin Lakes Superette off of Hwy. 90 W in DeFuniak
Springs. Phone 892-7818 or contact Douglas Godwin at 892-
9737 for information.
The Early Bird games start at 6 p.m. sharp which consist
of 12 games and a winner take all game. Early bird games
are $5.00 for all 3 packets for the 12 games.
Regular game packets are $10 per packet.
No alcoholic beverages allowed. The Disabled American
Veterans is a non-profit organization that gives back to lo-
cal charities, the community and veterans.
WALTON HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS are selling
Walton spirit shirts for $10, choice of navy, grey, or white
with sizes ranging from youth medium to 4XL. The shirts
will be sold at all home games. To place an order, contact
Capri Bludworth at,892-1270.
THE OPEN DOOR COMMUNITY CLUB will hold its
monthly meeting on Oct. 13, at the Best Western meeting
room in DeFuniak Springs. The social begins 11 a.mi.with
lunch at 11:30 a.m. This month's guest speaker will be Greg
Spikes of Spikes Nursery, who will talk about easy .care
plants and shrubs for this area. Ladies in the community
who would like to enjoy fellowship are invited to come and
join the club.

WALTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL is having a yard sale
sponsored by the senior class on Saturday, Oct. 1. The sale
will take place on the front lawn of the school from 7 a.m.
until noon. The seniors are raising money for a class trip to
southern California in the spring. For.questions condern-
ing the yard. sale or to donate items to be, sold, contact
Tammie King at 892-1276.

WEST DEFUNIAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANDPTO
will host a scholastic book fair the week of Sept. 26-30. Fami-
lies of students, teachers and the community are invited to
attend the fair.
Family Night will be Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, from 5
to 7 p.m. The PTO will host a bake sale and a new Dell
computer will be given away that evening. Raffle tickets
for.thei.computer are $2 and are available in the school of-
fice. The book fair will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and will offer specially priced books, and educational prod-
ucts, including newly released titles, award-winning titles,
children's classic, interactive software, adult books, and
current best-sellers from more than 150 publishers.


Walton County native serves
at prestigious middle school


Marilyn Miller Wheeler
serves as the vice-p;i ipal of
James Weldon Johnson Col-
lege Preparatory .Middle
School. The school was re-
cently named the best middle
school in Duval County *by
Governor Jeb Bush.
Marilyn is a 1973 graduate
of Walton Senior High School.
She is the daughter of Ruth
and Cleo Collinsworth and
the late Ira Owen Miller.
Other family members in-
clude brother, Duane Miller,
and nephew, Ira Miller.
Marilyn's husband Doug
Wheeler, is a high school
teacher in Duval County.
Marilyn attributes much of


her success to the outstand-
ing education she received in
Walton County public
schools.


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENACT ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City council of the City of DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, shall consider for adoption at the meeting scheduled
October 10, 2005, at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall in DeFuniak Springs,
,Florida, an Ordinance providing for the annexation of three parcels of
land two which adjoins the East boundary and one which, adjoins the
.South boundary of the city limits of the City of DeFuniak Springs,
Florida. A map showing the areas to be annexed is set forth below. A
complete legal description by metes and boundary of the properties to
be annexed may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk at City
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with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, such
person will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
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RG00048207-ER00015 892-3955

AIR CONDITIONING & ELECTRICAL
SERVICEJING.ALL MAKES & MODELS
LIC. RA0066795 1-877-642-4078/231-9150

AMERICAN AIR SYSTEMS LLC
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
decide, 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



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 1-1-05)



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


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)


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



DIAL UP & BROADBAND
I FIX COMPUTERS
892-0977


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

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
S 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)

CREATIVE LEARNING STUDIO -WHERE
MUSICIANS ARE MADE. 18 MONTH+
VIOLIN, PIANO, RECORDER (850) 428-1602


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



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


DRYWALL REPAIR/INTERIOR
PAINTING, Wallpaper removal & installa-
tion. References. FREE EST 892-2519
(pd. 0-22-05)


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


FREEPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY
HWY. 331 S., FREEPORT
835-4766

NORTH WALTON
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Jessica Monteleone, RPT 951-2244


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


JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524
Q QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


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



ADVERTISE

YOUR

BUSINESS

HERE!



CALL


892-3232

FOR INFO!




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
REPAIRSTUNE-UPS*OVERHAULS
FREE Pickup & Delivery 850-892-7887



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

Vinyl Siding/*Screen
ANGELO'S VINYL SIDING & SCREEN
ROOMS, FREE EST, REFERENCES
892-4006, 585-4715


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


COUNTRY COMMUNICATIONS -
NEXTEL SERVICE CENTER 1031 US
HWY 90 W. DFS (850) 951-0664 (ctfn)


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Entertainment


This weekend,
hundreds gathered
at Gulf Place and
Destin Commons to
hear great music,
sample area foods
and enjoy a day of
fun in the sun. But
helping the refugees
of Hurricane Ka-
trina was the thing
on everyone's mind.

As people walked through
the auction tent and viewed
items that had been donated
to the Gulf Place Hurricane
Relief event this past Satur-
day, you could sense a feeling
of not only relief, but of
human kindness and char-
ity.
I watched as people made
their way through the lines of
the food tasting and took
samples of various delicacies =
that had been donated for the
fundraiser. In the back-
ground, the sounds of music
from such local favorites as
the Mark Grissom Band, The
Under Dogs, Cheryl Jones &
Co., Cadillac Willy and other
groups lifted the spirits of all
those attending.
While there, I was able to
speak to a lady who didn't
want her name mentioned,
but had lived through the
Hurricane Katrina disaster
and now resides in Walton
County. She said that she
would have never believed
that she would be attending
an event that helped aid her
family and friends in the
New Orleans area.
She commented that the
love and devotion that not
only Walton County has
shown, but also the entire
country and world, was over-
whelming and it will help in
the rebuilding of her and her
family's lives. Her family and
she now live and work in the
area and say that the road to
recovery for everyone along
the Gulf Coast will be a long
and difficult challenge, but it
will be done.
Her smile and the music
that engulfed the entire
venue, tended to lift spirits
and calm nerves after what
happened over three weeks
ago.


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An impressive aspect ofthe
event was the auction items
that had been collected in
just a matter of days. Paint-
ings, sculpture, cloths, vaca-
tion rentals, getaways, golf
packages, restaurant vouch-
ers, day spa treatments and
so much more was being of-
fered for auction and the bids
filled the pages.
Some bid because it is one
of those "I must have items,"
but others saying, '"I don't
need it, but my money helps
this great cause." No totals
have been mentioned, but
organizers say that it was
overwhelming.
On the following day, Sun-
day, the Destin Commons
seemed to come alive with
sounds of latin music by
Tropi-Sounds, a Latin
Tempo Band. Throughout
the day, I could hear various
tunes from groups such as
Luna Mantra and the
rhythm and blues tunes from
cool sounds of the Jeff
Caldwell Band.
An the r impressive aspect
of the day was the coming
together of the Northwest
Florida Symphony and Or-
chestra combining their tal-
ents with the Louisiana Phil-
harmonic and Gulf Coast,
Pensacola, and Mobile sym-
phonies. Guest pianist Gerry
Math, a concert pianists
from New Orleans who told
his story of having to flee the
city with a few belongings
and his baby grand in the
back of his truck, alsojoined
in the music.
Both events accepted do-
nations of money, food, cloth-
ing and other items that
were needed.
As everyone knows, this
area is swamped with vari-
ous events, fund raisers for
hospitals and organizations,
benefits for animal shelters,
races and runs for ill chil-
dren, but this weekend was
different. I, like the rest of
the Emerald Coast, saw an
outpouring of charity, love,
understanding, acceptance
and just good, ole Southern
hospitality, that has not
been seen in this part for
quite some time.
There are other events
coming up over the next few
weeks that will also be bene-
facting the hurricane relief
funds. So make your plans
now to attend, give and just
be thankful.


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THE GULF PLACE HURRICANE Katrina fundraiser was a success for both the property
and the organizations that are helping in the relief efforts. Various restaurants, artists and
organizations took part in the event that was capped off with a day of live entertainment.




EVENTS AROUND THE SOUTH


Music &

Theatre

AROUND THE SOUTH

Fort Walton Beach
* First Arts Concerts
-Ara Saxophone Quartet:
Dec. 2
-QuinTango: Jan. 27
Pensacola
-Mazaika: Feb. 24
-Three Inspirational Tenors:
March 11
For more information, call
863-2436
Atlanta
*Motley 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
*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
Veterans Arena

TDC Autumn

Tides events
September:
*Taste of 30A Watercolor
andWatersound, 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
*South Walton Yard Sale,
Oct. 8
eFlutterby 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,
variousbeach locations, Oct.,
21-23
*Mountain Film Festival,
Watercolor, Oct. 28-29
*Paxton 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
*Beajolais Nouveau, San-
destin, Nov. 17
*Hometown Christmas,
DeFuniak Springs, Nov. 25
*Holiday Market, Rosemary
Beach, Nov. 26
*Christmas Reflections,
DeFuniak Springs, Nov. 25 -
Dec. 31


crafts, antiques, food booths Oct. 8, 7 p.m. on the St. Au-
and live entertainment gustine Green. For more in-
throughout the day. formation, call Rosemary
The event is sponsored by Beach at 231-2900 or Hilltop
the DeFuniak Springs Pilot Productions at 951-2148.
Club and admission is free. Wuerffel fundraiser: Cafe
For more information, call Provence of South- Walton
892-5687. will be hosting a benefit for
Kim Carnes in concert: the Danny Wuerffel Desire
Rosemary Beach announces Street Ministry out of New
the Tunes by the Dunes con- Orleans. The menu includes
cert starring Grammy a variety..of delicacies being
award-winning performer donated by various chefs
Kim Carnes, with special from around the area, while'
guests Greg Barnhill, Ma- the event centers around a
traca Berg and Jeff Hanna or Mardi Gras atmosphere.
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. For nore information and
The concert is slated for reservations, call 622-3022.
Send your
Arts & Entertainment News
Sto Chuck Hinson,
do The DeFuniak Springs Herald
676 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

DeFuniak has a Candle shop now:


S Scents ofPassion
We sell over 20 different fragrance of candles, soaps,
bath salts and much more...
So stop by and visit us Sat., Sept. 23 at our new location
Hwy. 90 W. next to Dowdle Gas. For our Candle Tent
Sale. All Merchandise is 30% off from 12 pm to 2 pm
BUSINESS HOURS: MON.-SAT. 10 AM 5 PM
850-892-9907


At The MOVIES

Crestview Cinema 3 WIBI 106O .
789 N. Ferdon Blvd.,
Crestview, 682-3201
Four Brothers (R)
Just Like Heaven (PG-13) S E A
RedEye PG-13)

Twin Cities iCinema Sm a
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
Niceville.
678-3815 G Relaxing J
40 Year Old Virgin (R)
The Transporter 2 (PG-13)









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Eii Entetai
THE ANNUAL TASTE OF
30A returns to Watercolors
this weekend. Numerous res-
taurants and chefs will be
presenting their delicacies
throughout the two-day
event. ..


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Destin Seafood Festival:
The city of Destin announces
its upcoming 27th Annual
Seafood Festival to be held
Oct. 7-9 at the Morgan
Sports Complex in Destin
behind Destin City Hall.
There will be arts and crafts
booths, live entertainment
throughout the day' and
plenty of seafood cooked in a
variety of ways.
For more information, call
837-6241.
Holiday Market: The 2006
Rosemary Beach Holiday
Market returns on Nov. 26,
from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Artists
and crafters are now being
sought for this event in the
media of scultpure, painting,
pottery, metal works, hand-
crafted items and holiday
gift and decorations.
For information and booth
space reservations, call Hill-
top Productions at 951-2148.
Countryside Market
Place: The third annual
event returns to DeFuniak
Springs Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. -
7 p.m. at Green Acres Park
on Juniper Lake Road.
There will be various
events and activities for the
entire family with arts,


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


Community Calendar Old Spanish Trail rummage sale


THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER urges fami-
lies in Walton County to take steps now to prepare for future
hurricanes.
Pick up a copy of "Hurricane Season-What you need to
know-before, during and after a storm." This publication is
available at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, Coastal
Branch Library, DeFuniak and Freeport libraries, City Hall
in Paxton, DeFuniak and Freeport and from the Public In-
formation Office located on College Avenue in DeFuniak
Springs. This booklet lists emergency telephone numbers and
information about TV and radio stations that will be carry-
ing Walton County emergency information. This informa-
tion can also be seen on the Walton County website,
www.co.walton.fl.us.

MONTHLY MEETING OF THE EMERALD COAST
WOODTURNING GUILD will be held on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.
- Noon at the Freeport Commuity Center in Freeport Com-
munity Center in Freeport, FL. Ron Ferreira will be demon-
strating hollow wood turning.
Open to any one interested in wood turning. For more
information contact Ron Ferreira at 622-0942.

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 RED DOOR GROUP ofAlcoholics Anonymous meets
Monday evenings at 7 p.m. 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," says an AA spokesperson. For more information, call
AA at (850) 244-2421. The meeting on Monday, September
26 is an open speaker meeting, and members of the general
public are welcome to attend.




ROLL CALL

Walton County Board of County Commissioners.
Sept. 13, 2005 Regular Meeting

A "yes" vote was to approve the proposal.
Request by Bonnie Bonner of the volunteer group "Wal-
ton Cares" for the county to tell the Red Cross to close down
its host shelter for evacuees under operation at the National
Guard Armory, so that the service center function at the
armory building, supported by the volunteers, could con-
tinue without disruption. District 3 Commissioner Larry
Jones motioned to have the Red Cross close the host shelter
to allow the armnr~tto continue as a services center. In-
cluded in the motion was an offer by Walton County to as-
sist the Red Cross in finding a place to relocate. The mo-
tion was approved 5-0. Brannon-yes; Cuchens-yes;
Jones-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes.

Request by Gary Mattison, Walton County human re-
sources director, for adoption of 2005-2006 Blue Cross Blue
Shield health plan for county employees at zero percent in-
crease. A motion for approval carried unanimously.

Request by Mattison for approval to develop for BCC
consideration a county physician package, the concept be-
ing that the Walton County would hire a medical doctor for
exclusive use of county employees, county retirees and their
designated dependents at no cost to patients. A motion to
develop the package was approved unanimously.

Joint proposal by TDC Beach Management Director Brad
Pickel and Planning Director Pat Blackshear to set a policy
that contractors hauling sand on the beach be required to
fill in ruts and holes left by their equipment. A motion to
approve the policy and have county planning con-
tact contractors who cause such damage was ap-
proved unanimously.

Recommendation by the Walton County Chamber of
Commerce for the appointment of Bobby Rains of Regions
Bank and Lane Rees of Human Resource Solutions to the
Workforce Development Board. The recommendation
was approved unanimously.

Proposal by County Administrator Ronnie Bell for
the purchase of approximately 30 acres of vacant land on
Triple G Road in the vicinity of the new jail/justice facility
site, at a price of $6500 per acre, for purposes of possible
expansion of that facility. A motion for approval carried
unanimously.

Proposal by Blackshear to extend, per a recommenda-
tion by the state Department of Environmental Protection,
the post-Hurricane Dennis emergency order, in order to al-
low planning to continue issuing emergency permits for work
to shore up of beach homes in danger of collapse. A motion
to extend the emergency order through Oct. 28 was
approved unanimously.

Request by Blackshear to draft a letter to the West
Florida Regional Planning Council asking for the four-lan-
ing of Hwy. 20 to be added to the list of regional priorities.
The motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Meadows for conditional approval of Windsor
Estates, a 40-lot single-family subdivision on a 20-acre site
north of U.S. 98 and on the west side of Don Bishop Road.
Condition: official agreement with developer prior to final
plat approval that right-of-way adjacent to the development
is owned by the county. The motion was approved unani-
mously.

Motion by Pridgen, temporarily transferring the chair's


gavel to Meadows, for conditional approval of the Seafree
Condominium, an eight-unit gulffront development on 1.37
acres next to the Legacy Condo in Seagrove. Attached to
approval was a list of conditions attached resulting from
meetings with neighbors, among them assurances by the
developer that Hinton Bishop. Drive would be maintained
in its current condition and that the safety of children walk-
ing and playing near the development would be prioritized
during construction. The motion was approved in a 2 to
1 vote, Cuchens and Pridgen voting yes, Meadows
voting no, Jones absent and Brannon having recused
himself due to a business association with the project.


The second annual Old
Spanish Trail Rummage Sale
is coming to a Highway 90
near you. The sale will be
held along Highway 90 from
Pace, Florida to Grand Ridge,
Florida. Yard sales, antiques
sales, auctions, festivals, and
other events will be held
along the Highway 90 route
on Friday, September 30 and
Saturday, October 1.
Planned activities include
a 'Fall Clean-Out Special' at
Alyssa's Antique Depot in
Pace; a large flea market at
Pea Ridge; a benefit sale for
Jayden Presley; a 'Home
Sweet Home Clean Out Sale.'
In Milton, a 'Santa Rosa


County Beaches to Wood-
lands Tour' has numerous
planned events including bus
tours to participating stores;
vendors in the baseball field
next to Copper Possum An-
tique Mall; an 'Art and Food
Fest' in downtown Milton on
the river; the Museum of Lo-
cal History at the Imogene
Theater Rummage Sale.
In Holt, the Holt Fire De-
partment sale with drinks
and hotdogs. In Crestview,
catch the Gypsy Den Dealer's
sidewalk sale.'
In DeFuniak Springs, visit
the Florida Antique Mall
'Dealers and Friends Sale' in
the parking lot (vendors from


across the Southeast will be
set up to sell antiques and
collectibles), B&B antiques
and collectibles auction;
Women's Club yard sale.
In Ponce de Leon a city hall
yard sale will be held by the
locals; Pleasure to Measure
at the flea market.
In Caryville, the Caryville
Fire Department will be rent-
ing space to vendors
In Chipley, visit the St.
Matthews Episcopal Church
rummage sale, with space to
rent and food to eat; space
available to rent on Highway
90
In Grand Ridge, about 14
miles east of Marianna, sev-


eral families will have a
multi family yard sale.


Businesses, organizations,
and individuals with prop-
erty on or near Highway 90
are invited to participate by
having their own yard sale or
event on Friday and/or Sat-
urday. This event is spon-
sored by Florida Antique
Mall in DeFuniak Springs.
Anyone wishing to find out
more information about the
Old Spanish Trail Rummage
Sale can contact Florida An-
tique Mall at 850-951-0399 or
visit the website at
www.trailsale.com.


Military families and TRICARE


Military family members
ordered to evacuate military
installations damaged by
Hurricane Katrina need to
make decisions about their
medical care.

"Family members who
move from their current
TRICARE region of care
should contact their existing
and new regional health plan
contractor-Humana Mili-


tary Healthcare Services
(HMHS), HealthNet or
TriWest-for important in-
formation and guidance
about the continuation of
their healthcare benefits,"
said Dr. William J.
Winkenwerder Jr., assistant
secretary of defense for
Health Affairs.
There will be no change in
coverage for family members
who use TRICARE Stan-


National Guard troops


Members of the National
Guard federally activated for
more than 30 consecutive
days in support of Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts can re-
ceive military health care
benefits to include their
TRICARE-eligible family
members.


National Guard members
who are not sure if they are
activated under Title 32 or-
ders should contact their
unit's personnel office to
clarify their status.'
Guard members serving on
State Orders are not eligible


dard.
TRICARE Prime or Prime
Remote family members do
not have to change their pri-
mary care manager while liv-
ing in their safe haven loca-
tion within another
TRICARE region. Addition-
ally, no referrals are required
for healthcare services
through Sept. 30, 2005.

If beneficiaries are living in

eligible for

for TRICARE health ben-
efits, although they may be
eligible for certain health
care benefits through their
state.
For more information
about DEERS enrollment,
beneficiaries may visit the


an area where Prime or
Prime Remote benefits are
not available, they may
disenroll and will be covered
by TRICARE Standard.

For more information, ben-
eficiaries may visit the
TRICARE Web site, http://
www.tricare.osd.mil/Katrina
or call their regional con-
tractor: HMHS, South Re-
gion (1-800-444-5445).

TRICARE

TRICARE Web site at
www.tricare.osd.mil/deers or
call the DEERS Support Of-
fice at 1-800-538-9552. Ben-
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nearest ID card-issuing facil-
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CONCERNED PARENTS NOTIFY WALTON COUNTY TAXPAYERS

Many people are already aware of an issue in northern Walton County regarding the Paxton School and bats. It is not
news that there are bats in the buildings of the school and that they have been there for quite some time. What may
not be known to the public and to the taxpayers of Walton County is that the Walton County School District has
known of the problem and the significant risk that the students were facing for over a year and still has not agreed to
remove children from the affected buildings. That is the issue that is newsworthy and important for anyone paying
property taxes, sales tax, and any other form of revenue to the county and state in Walton County. It is time that the
elected officials in this county be held accountable for the decisions that they make and stop passing the responsibil-
ity on to the next guy. That responsibility is not only for the elected official and their immediate actions but also for
the people that they have placed in positions of authority if they do not handle the positions in the manner in which
is required of them..

When the school year began in August 2004 the 500 Building'at Paxton School was unbearable due to the odor from
bats and the waste from bats in the attic., The Walton County Health Department was notified and inspected the
building. They recommended that the School District not have staff or students in the building if there were bats or
bat waste present. This was done in writing. The students were never removed from the building Over the course of
the school year, there were multiple incidents addressed by the health department with concerns over the presence of
bats and bat waste. The health department repeated in writing to not use the buildings. Mr. Wayne Miller, employee
of the Walton County School District, was eventually contacted per letter dated 01/25/2005 from the Walton County
Health Department and told of their ongoing concerns and recommendations to not use the 500 Building. Again, the
students were never removed from the building. This continued on through the spring until summer vacation.

August 2005, time for a new school year and still the Building 500 is unbelievably foul smelling and unfit for our
children. At this time parents, teachers, and students are really tired of the situation.and the lack of ADEQUATE
response by the Walton County School District. Many parents called the district office, school board members, school
administration, etc. to try to motivate the school to move the students out of Bldg 500 and Bldg 100 (which at this
time has live bats). Nothing said or done seemed to get the attention that it deserved. Superintendent of Schools
Carlene Anderson met with parents on August 18, 2005 in the lunchroom of the Paxton School to hold an "informa-
tional meeting about the bats." There were many angry and frustrated parents in attendance.at this meeting. Mrs.
Anderson repeatedly said that there was no significant risk to the students and that if.she was told by the health
department or any other expert that there was she would have no qualms about removing the children from the
buildings. She also explained to the parents that it would be costly and time consuming to find alternate accommoda-
tions for the students. She went so far as to ask if parents and community would be willing to assist her in finding the
solution to the accommodation problem and had many suggestions and volunteers for assisting her. She did agree to
have the air quality test done that parents were requesting, but after much coercion. It bears noting that a live bat
was founa in a classroomduring the time the meeting was taking place and that a teacher reported to the superin-
tendent that he had found 21 live bats inside his classroom since school had.started. Mrs. Anderson repeatedly
stated, "Do not hold me accountable for what was done in the past. I can only be held accountable for what has taken
place since I took office." Parents had no problem agreeing to that request, but at that meeting were unaware of the
recommendations from the health department and the letter stating to not use the 500 building or any building with
bats or bat waste present which were dated and sent to the school district after Mrs. Anderson took office in Novem-
ber 2004. Paxton School parents still agree to hold her accountable for what has taken place during her term as
superintendent of Walton County Schools.

A week later, five parents went to the Paxton School and recorded on video tape 34 bats flying out of Building 100 in
a 12-minute time period. The next morning two parents went to the school principal, Mike Anderson, and vice-
principal, Steve Alford, to notify them of the bats and to ask them to remove the children. The same two parents went-
to the health department for assistance in getting another inspection made of the buildings. Same two parents met
with Carlene Anderson to make her aware that the bats were still there and that children were still in the foul
smelling bat infested buildings. Mrs. Anderson told these parents that the minute the Walton County Health Depart-
ment said that they should remove the students from the building she would do it. Approximately one hour after that
meeting one of those parents went back to the health department for some more information. After questioning
Crystal Steele, Walton County Environmental Health manager, about the risks involved in the situation with bats
and bat waste present in the buildings of the school more information and documentation was made available to the
parents showing that the school district had been told in writing to not utilize those buildings for some time and on
multiple occasions. The children still have not been removed from the buildings.

A group of parents have retained the law offices of Groelle & Salmon, P.A., and are contemplating legal action against
the school board. Even after being made aware of the response of the Walton County Health Department and the
determination of the parents to remove the students from the buildings Mrs. Anderson and the school district are
refusing to find alternative accommodations for these students. A lengthy and very costly court battle will follow all
of this and still the students at Paxton are the ones paying the price. These are children, America's greatest resource,
and elected officials and those in the employee of the Walton County School District are treating them as pawns to
some game that they are afraid they will lose.

This is NOT a problem for Paxton School students and parents to face alone. This is a problem that every citizen,
taxpayer, landowner, and VOTER in Walton County needs to address. Hold these people accountable and demand
performance of the duties and jobs that they are being paid for with your tax dollars. These are our employees and it
is time that they are reminded of that and made to perform satisfactorily or find new employment. Do not let this
travesty go unnoticed and do not let our system fail these children. We will all be held accountable for our actions one
day and the Judge we face will not have forgotten innocent children that needed us and were abandoned or those who
did their part to protect them. Go to Paxton and tour the school, see for yourself what the facility is like. Be sure to
tour other schools in Walton County so that you can make an educated determination as to the condition of the school
and whether you feel it is in compliance with the rest of the county. Keep in mind when you research this or form an
opinion that the next time there is a case of governmental entity placing themselves above the law and refusing to do
the right thing it could be you or your loved ones affected by their disregard and disdain for those who put them
where they are to begin with. Stand up for what is right and do your part if it is no more than to vote and be sure that
these same people are not allowed to return for another term.

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tional release, a kind of pa-
role, from prison.
The second aggravating
Circumstance was that
Guardado had been previ-
ously convicted of a violent
Felony, that is, armed robbery.
SThe third aggravating cir-
cumstance was that the mur-
der had been committed in
Sthe course of a felony, armed
robbery. Guardado admitted
That he had gone to Malone's
home with weapons to steal
money to purchase drugs.
The fourth circumstance
was that the murder was
committed in a "heinous,
atrocious, or cruel manner."
Testimony and evidence was
adduced that Guardado had
Shit Malone twelve times with
Sthe bar, and that he had
slashed her throat with a
knife.
S The fifth aggravating cir-
Scumstance was that the mur-
der had been "cold, calculated
Sand premeditated." The state
argued that Guardado had
iJ selected his victim carefully,
Sa 75-year-old woman, who
lived in a secluded place.
S "He calmly and coolly
robbed and killed her," said
Elmore. "He had time to re-
flect."
The defense offered two
witnesses. First to testify
was Dr. James Larson, of
Pensacola. Larson was quali-
Sfled as an expert in psychol-
ogy, and a specialist in crimi-
nal and prison psychology.
Larson said that he had
been asked to examine
Guardado and "look for pos-
sible mitigating factors."
Florida law requires a capi-
tal jury to consider, any of a
number of statutory factors,
as well as any fact or condi-
tion that might justify impos-
ing a life sentence, rather
than death.
Larson testified that he did
not consider Guardado psy-


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chotic, or psychopathic, and
that he is of somewhat above
average intelligence.
He added that Guardado
had a history of substance
abuse, and had been institu-
tionalized to a degree that he
had trouble adjusting to life
outside of prison.
Larson said that, if sen-
tenced to life, Guardado
would make a good adjust-
ment, and could contribute
positively to the prison popu-
lation.
"His remorse is genuine,"
said Larson.
Guardado then took the
stand. Gontarek later stated,
on the record, that Guardado
had done this against the
advice of his attorneys.
Guardado told jurors that
he had spent nearly 21 of his
43 years in prison. He admit-
ted his prior convictions, and
his addiction to cocaine.
He also admitted to having
attended and completed vari-
ous courses in anger manage-
ment.
Tearfully, Guardado told
the jury how much Jackie
Malone had done to help him,
both in securing employment
and in giving him money and
a place to live.
"I take responsibility for
everything I've done," he said,
adding that he hoped he con-
tinued to relive the murder,.
"as long as I live."
On cross-examination,
Guardado spoke of his co-
caine addiction, admitting
that he was using crack some
two weeks before the murder.
This "binge" led him to decide
to ask Malone for money,
though he said he did not
know why he killed her.
Both state and defense
made closing arguments. The
state argued its aggravated
circumstances, and played
part of a taped statement
that Guardado had made to


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the council.
Mathis made a motion,
which was unanimously ap-
proved by council members,
to table the motion at this
time. Mathis requested that
the city attorney review the
request and present a recom-
mendation to council at the
next monthly meeting in Oc-
tober. The city holds an
interlocal agreement with
the county for issuance of
such permits and regula-
tions.

The next agenda item was
adoption of a 2005-06 budget
for the town. Mayor Wanda
Smith presented a draft bud-
get for council's review.
Within the general fund, to-
tal revenue is projected to be
$593,866. Expenditures from
the general fund are bud-
geted to be $593,866 present-
ing a balanced budget for the
new fiscal year. Mathis made
a motion to adopt the general
fund budget with a second
from Melton and the council


police.
The defense argued that
only a "very narrow class" of
defendants should get death
sentences. Guardado had a
record of good behavior in
prison, and his skill as a
plumber would be useful in
prison.
Also, argued the defense,
Guardado "fully accepted and
took responsibility for his
actions," and that the jury
should find this "extremely




PAXTON


members unanimously ap-
proved the general fund bud-
get as presented.
The water fund budget for
the upcoming fiscal year was
also presented to council
members. The proposed
2005-2006 water budget en-
tails a three percent increase
to the water revenues. With
the three percent increase,
projected revenues for the de-
partment would be 1,049,525
with expenditures balancing
the budget at $1,049,525.
During the April 12 coun-
cil meeting, Charles Peters of
Peters Municipal Associates,
Inc., presented options for
council's considerationwhen
approving rate increases for
the waterdepartment. Peters
projected an inverted rate
structure based on user's dis-
tribution by average usage.
In Smith's proposal to coun-
cil on September 13, the in-
verted rates reflected on the
budget would bring in total
projected revenue of
$1,088.795 with expendi-


mitigating."
On the aggravating cir-
cumstances, the defense ar-
gued that only "extreme" and
"heightened" degrees of cru-
elty and premeditation
should merit death. There
was no evidence of physical
torture, and that death may
have occurred in seconds.
The defense also argued
that Guardado had fully co-
operated with the police, and
had refused to consider a plea




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bargain as suggested by his
initially appointed attorney.
Nor did he fake insanity or
psychosis to escape the con-
sequences of his actions, it
was argued.
Following a jury charge,
the jury was sent out to de-
liberate. The law requires a
simple majority, in this case
7, for any verdict.
The jury voted unani-
mously for death.
The judge then set a date


tures of $1,070,989.
The inverted water de-
partment budget with a
three percent increase
passed after Melton made a
motion to adopt the plan and
Sexton seconded the plan. It
was noted that customers of
the water department will
not see the three percent rate
increase until their Novem-
ber billing cycle.
Smith recognized in her
presentation to council that
the rate increases were based
upon consumption. Or, the
more water a customer uses,
the higher the impact would
be. If the average customer
used less that 2,000 gallons
of water, the customer would
basically see no change in
their water bill. But, the cus-
tomer who consumes over
5,000 gallons of water would
see a higher rate on their
water bill.
The final budgetary item
was passage of the sewer
fund budget for the next fis-
cal year beginning October 1,
2005. Total proposed rev-
enues for the sewer fund
were presented to be $88, 966
with equal expenses of
$88,966. The council unani-
mously voted to adopt the


Association also be included
among those organizations
which could recommend an
individual to serve on the
Board. Adkinson said that
'the council can reject names
submitted.

The council adopted the
proposal as Resolution # 05-
13. Rhodes asked the council
to act on approval of appoin-
tees at the Oct. 11 meeting.
The organizations which will
recommend members will be
contacted and asked to pro-
vide names by the regular
meeting scheduled for Sept.
22.
Charles Peters, city engi-
neer, reported that the first
phase of the Bay Loop sewer
project is just about finished.
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
has signed and returned the
agreement for the second
phase which will include in-
stallation of a lift station at
the south end of the project.
Project funding will be on a
draw basis. Contractors can
expect about a two week
turn-around on requests for
draw. Details will be negoti-
ated based on the original
contract.
Peters said that compo-
nents are functionally com-
plete for the new waste wa-
ter treatment plant project.
'The facility is in the pro-
cess of pumping sludge into
the new plant. Peters said
That it's just a matter of start-
ing up and cleaning up odds
and ends. In about three
weeks the facility will be
ready for final inspection.
Peters noted that materi-
als are being delivered at this
time for the relocation of util-
ity mains required as a part
of the U.S. 331 Freeport by-
pass project.
' Peters also reported some
trouble with the legal de-
scription of the site for
Freeport's Well #4 at 'the
Wind Swept development.
The legal description does
not agree with the descrip-
tion on the drawing. It has
been learned that data on the
drawing is correct. Adkinson
and Peters will get together
and clear up the questions on
this issue. A soil survey has
been done and the final soil
report is awaited. A revised
time for handling bids will be


set as soon as possible.
Bids for revisions to the
U.S. 331 turn lanes at the in-
dustrial park are scheduled
for Sept. 22.
Five projects, including the
upgrade of the lift station on
the Hammock Bay site, the
force main and lift station to
serve the north end of town
along U.S. 331, and the base
unit and treating plant up-
grade for tertiary treatment,
can be scheduled in thte rder
seen most urgent by the city
council.
Some discussions have sug-
gested completing the treat-
ing plant up-grade design
and its time consuming per-
mitting steps; then waiting
until funds are available
through impact fees or simi-
lar sources to reactivate the
project. Engineering will be
ready to go ahead when the
council feels comfortable
with the proposals.
Peters noted that the com-
munity development block
grant (CDBG) request for
funding for sewage work in
the Mallory Creek area that
was initiated by consultant
Bob Jones is still a possibil-
ity. If other projects drop out,
this request may be ap-
proved.
Peters said that Freeport's
consumptive use water per-
mit modification has been
under consideration for more
than a year. Engineers have
been working on this project
and will want to meet with
Mayor Mickey Marse and
Councilman King to discuss
a proposal.
The Water Management
District has been pretty em-
phatic about not increasing
Freeport's allocation and
wants to shift the allocation
for Regional Utilities that
Freeport holds to the city.
At Marse's request, a reso-
lution to re-designate
Freeport's enterprise zone
will be deferred for discus-
sion at the next regular meet-
ing.
Marse advised the Council
that employees Mixon, Wil-
son and Douglas have satis-
factorily completed their pro-
bationary periods and are
moved to permanent em-
ployee status.
It was reported that the
batting cages for the parks
have been delivered.


Florida is fortunate to have the country's largest 6 Let water sink in slowly. Water applied too
underground freshwater reserves. Because quickly runs off.
Florida's aquifers hold so much potable water, 4 Use mulch in plant beds to control weeds and
many residents view the supply as endless. retain moisture.
Unfortunately, it is not. 6 Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways
and sidewalks.


In many parts of our state, there is visible
evidence of the severe depletion that is occurring
within our underground reservoir system due to
population growth, development, and saltwater
intrusion. In some areas, water requires
significant treatment before it is, appropriate for
human consumption. Coastal cities that need
additional water supplies to keep up with demand
often-must either tap into inland water supplies
or use alternate resources. Both options are
Expensive and are guaranteed to drive up the cost
of water, thus increasing your waterbills.
Conservation can delay or. perhaps eliminate a
utility's need to develop new, and potentially more
costly, water supplies.

The Florida Public Service Commission believes
it is important for consumers to be informed and
active in the conservation of our water supply.
There are a number of simple steps every
residential consumer can take around the house
to decrease use (which can result in lower bills)
and save for the future:



A Wash only full loads in your dishwasher.
Automatic dishwashers use 20 gallons of water
per cycle, regardless of load size.
4 When you wash dishes by hand, don't leave
the water running.
4 Do not use running water to thaw meat or
frozen foods.
4 Use the proper load setting when you use your
washing machine.
4 Use your garbage disposal sparingly.
4 Repair leaks at faucets indoors and out.
4 During basic maintenance or repairs, check
all pipes in order to prevent future leaks..



6 Water your lawn between the hours of 6 p.m.
and 9 a.m. The sun will not evaporate the water
as quickly as in the afternoon. A hearty rain
can eliminate the need for watering up to two
weeks.
4 Do not water during windy conditions.
4 Use a sprinkler timer. If you don't have one,
use the kitchen timer.


6 Make sure all the water from sprinklers falls
on your grass and shrubs, not on paved areas.



4 Lower the water level in the toilet.
4 Throw tissues and other trash in a waste
basket, not the toilet.
6 Avoid leaving the water running while brushing
your teeth or shaving.
4 Take showers instead of baths.
4 Replace your toilet or shower head with a low-
flow water-saving model.
6 Check the toilet for worn-out, corroded or bent
parts. Most replacement parts are inexpen-
sive, readily available, and easily installed.

Your water meter can also be used to detect
leaks. Check your water meter while no water is
being used. If the dials are moving, then you have
a water leak. Leaks are often the result of a worn-
out washer in a faucet. Even the slightest leak
can cause a significant increase in a consumer's
water bill. Similarly, if you have a well at home,
check your pump periodically. If the pump kicks
on and off while water is not being used, you
have a leak.

For additional information about water
conservation, please contact the Water
Management District in your area. The PSC can
also assist by providing you with a free copy of
its "Conserve Your World" brochure. This
brochure outlines some helpful ways to conserve
in and around your home and is available in
English and in Spanish. For a copy of this
brochure, please call the PSC at 1-800-342-3552.
You may also e-mail us at contact@psc.
state.fl.us, or visit our Internet home page at
http://www.floridapsc.com for more information.



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


for final sentencing on.Sep-
tember 30. In the meantime,
Guardado has the right to
ask for a "Spencer" hearing.
At this hearing, he may make
a final plea to the court for a
life sentence.
Guardado stated that he
wished to waive the Spencer
hearing.
The judge will pronounce
final sentence on Friday, Sep-
tember 30, at Walton County
Courthouse, at 9 a.m.


sewer fund budget as pre-
sented.
Smith reminded council
members and the public that
on October 17, channel 13
will be in the Paxton area
filming a segment of "Pan-
handle Pride" featuring Pax-
ton. Melton and Sexton made
a motion that the town buy
advertisement for the city
that will be aired at 6 p.m.
and 10 p.m. for a week prior
to the October 17 show. The
cost of the advertisement is
$295 and was approved by
council members.
Council members elected
to renew the audit contract
with Rabren and Odom for
the 2004-2005 budget. Prior
to contract renewal next year,
the council will be required
to seek qualifications for au-
diting firms.
Prior to the meeting ad-
journing, Smith noted that
there would be a public meet-
ing held on September 26 at
9 a.m. for the county admin-
istrators to meet with the
Florida Secretary of Trans-
portation. The meeting is to
discuss four-laning of U.S.
331. The meeting will be held
at South Walton Courthouse
Annex.


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have a reunion at Portland


Community Center at Port-
land, FL (old school house),
on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005 at
10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.


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CAMPBELL -MCLEAN REUNION The descendants of
two Walton County pioneer families will hold a family re-
union at the old Eucheeanna Community Center (school
house) on Sat., Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For further
information call Fleming Ward at 892-3822.


Ms. Kansas Lea Burke,
Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dusty S. Burke
and
Mr. Thomas Paul Sconiers,
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Tommy W. Sconiers
along with their children, Collins Nevaeh and Olivia Burke,
are pleased to announce their engagement
and forthcoming marriage.
Both Thomas and Kansas are
1998 graduates ofWalton Senior High School
and went on to earn Bachelor of Science degrees
in Psychology from Florida State University.
Kansas is employed with Burke & Stange Title Company
and Thomas is currently employed with
St. John's Beverage Company.
A November 12th wedding is planned.


View Community


Center to host benefit dinner


There will be a benefit din-.
ner for Lloyd Floyd at the
Valley View Commuity Cen-
ter on Saturday, Sept. 24, be-
ginning at 11 a.m.
There will be fried fish or
chicken with potato salad,


cole slaw, baked beans, des-;
.sert and a drink.
Plates will be $5 for Adults
and $3 for children.
For more information call
Gale Floyd at 836-4847.


CHAD AND HEATHER STEWART of Chipley welcome
their first child, Joseph Collin Stewart. Collin was born Aug.
11 at 5:37 p.m. at Flower's Hospital in Dothan, AL. He
weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches in length.
Collin is the grandson ofHerbert and Charlotte Haddock ,of
Paxton, and Lynn and Claudette Stewart, of DeFuniak
Springs. He is the great-grandson of Martha and the late
John Collins, of Vernon, Dorothy and the late Cecil Had-
dock, of Vernon, Merle and'thed lhct Selma Wise, of Flor`ld,
AL, and the late Joseph and Durlene Stewart, of DeFuniak
Springs.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005
SHELTER HOUSE, a United Way Agency is offering a
support group every Thursday evening from 5 to 6:00 p.m.
for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Call
892-5411 for more information.
*':.y lLITTLE MISS DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Jamison Leanna
SMinniefield will host steak dinners for sale on Friday, Sept.
S23 at Thriftway. The cost is $8 per plate. It will be from 9
lr :^ l a.m. 6 p.m. Preorders and delivery are available. Call 892-
0775. Proceeds are to benefit Jamison in her travel to Na-
/, Vtional Peanut Festival Pageant to represent DeFuniak
Springs.


DeFuniak has a Candle shop now:


Scents of Passion"
We sell over 20 different fragrance of candles, soaps,
bath salts and much more...
So stop by and visit us Sat., Sept. 23 at our new location
Hwy. 90 W. next to Dowdle Gas. For our Candle Tent
Sale. All Merchandise is 30% off from 12 pm to 2 pm
BUSINESS HOURS: MON.-SAT. 10 AM 5 PM
850-892-9907


THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS DANCE ASSO-
CIATION is having line-
dancing classes for beginners
on Monday nights at the De-
Funiak Springs Community
Center from 7 p.m.-9
WEST DEFUNIAK EL-
EMENTARY SCHOOL
AND PTO will host a scho-
lastic book fair the week of
Sept. 26-30. Families of stu-
dents, teachers and the com-
munity are invited to attend
the fair.
Family Night will be Tues-
day evening, Sept. 27, from
5 to 7 p.m. The PTO will host
a bake sale and a new Dell
computer will begiven away
that evening. Raffle tickets
for the computer are $2 and
are available in the school of-
fice. The book fair will be held
daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and will offer specially priced
books and educational prod-
ucts, including newly re-
leased titles, award-winning
titles, children's classic, in-
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books, and current best-sell-
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SCHOOL is having a yard
sale sponsored by the senior
class on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The sale will take place on
the front lawn of the school
from 7 a.m. until noon. The
seniors are raising money for
a class trip to southern Cali-
fornia in the spring. For
questions concerning the
yard sale or to donate items
to be sold, contact Tammie
King at 892-1270.


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AMVETS POST #178, 4776 Hwy. 90 W will have their
annual turkey shoot fund-raiser every Saturday, starting
Sept. 17. Sign up time is noon. Also bingo will be held every
Saturday night, at 6 p.m. Call 892-4594 after 1 p.m. for fur-
ther information.


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October 14, 15, and 16
Gaskin First Baptist Church celebrates 100th birthday


Gaskin First Baptist
Church.will celebrate their
100th birthday, Oct. 14, 15,
ad 16 with a week-end of fel-
lowship, praise, and worship.
The centennial celebration
activities will begin Friday,


Oct. 14 at 5 p.m., with a time
of fellowship renewing old
acquaintances as well as
making new ones. After sup-
per, they invite everyone to
join in the congregational
singing by the southern tra-


edition.
On Saturday, they will be-
gan gathering at 1:30 p.m.
After a time of sharing spe-
cial memories, there will be
singing by the Millers, with
Bro. J.C. McLendon and Bro.
Robert Lafavre speaking.
They will have a special
guest from the Florida Bap-
tist Convention, Glen Owens
will be bringing the mes-
sage. The puppet ministry
from Southwide Baptist
Church will be sharing with
children and adults alike.
There will be children


activities throughout the af-
ternoon. Everyone is invited
to join them for supper, fol-
lowing the afternoon activi-
ties.
Sunday services will begin
at 9:30 a.m. with Suday
School. Special music for the
day will be provided by the
Harrelson family. Former
pastor, Bobby Hattaway will
bring the morning message.
The church is located at
107 County Highway 181 E.
in the Gaskin community.
For more information call
850-834-2675.


Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church will be holding re-
vival services Oct. 2 through
Oct. 6.
Reverend Gary Cadwell
will be our revival speaker.
Sunday services will be 11


a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday -
Thursday services will be at
7 p.m.
A nursery will be available.
The church is located at the
intersection of Hwy.1883 E.
& 183B. Everyone is invited.


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Walking before the Lord


By Dr. Robert M. Jaye

The psalmist opened our
eyes to behold the beauty of
God's goodness to him. His
grateful heart had him write,
"I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living"
(Psalm 116:9). We should re-


joice in the abundance of
God's goodness to us, espe-
cially in the spiritual realm,
even in times of trouble.
We should seek methods by
which we can respond to God's
love and grace in Christ. The
psalmist said he would walk
before the Lord in the land of


the living. His choice would
be a wise one for each of us.
We find many encourage-
ments to walk and talk with
God as we study the Bible. It
is recorded, "Noah walked
with God" (Genesis 6:9).
Abraham was instructed by
God to "walk before Me, and
be thou perfect" (Genesis
17:1). God promised to walk
among His people: "And I will
walk among you, and will be
your God, and ye shall be my
people" (Leviticus 26:12).
Paul challenged the Chris-
tians in Rome to "Walk in
newness of life" (Romans 6:4).
To the Christians of Colosse
he wrote, "Walk worthy of the
Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowl-
edge of God" (Colossians
1:10).
We are encouraged to walk
and live worthy of our Chris-
tian calling. We are to re-
member that we wear the
name of our Savior Lord. We
are to conduct ourselves as
the children of God. We have
a noble heritage to live up to,
We must not bring disgrace


"There are those who open
their hearts to others who
never think twice about giv-
ing of themselves.
"They are the wonderful,
warmhearted people who
make all the difference in our
lives."


Thank you for all you
thoughtfulness in prayer,
calls, visits, cards, floral,
fdod, drinks and gifts.

Love
Vivian Jordan Trahan,
Ronald C. Jordan


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005

upon the name of our Lord, way that is winsome and Christ the church, for He is
nor upon His church. We which does not repel others our Lord. Let us walk before
must live in the Christian from committing their lives to Him and He will be with us.


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wonderful.
We hear kind words consistently.We're
proud that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell us how
much they appreciate what we, did for
them. In fact, it's this appreciation that
drives us to offer the very best in
comfort, compassion and service.


Thi7s is why you can place your confidence in, us.


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BALDWIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH invites you to attend Sunday School
9:45, Worship Service 11:00, Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Sunday Evening
Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Come and be a part of
an awesome ministry here in your community..
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 331 N., Freeport, Fl. Independent, Fun-
damental Standing forthe 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 3:05 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 cqmeworship 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-
temoon 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 worshipservices where we'll treat you in so many different
ways, you will have to like some of them. Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are cor-
dially invited and welcome. For a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-
4704.
CORNERSTONE CHURCH Comre as'yo'aretf Hear6old-fas-ioned Gospel
preaching! Experience the presence of God first-hand. Sunday Worship 10
a.m. and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. CORNERSTONE CHURCH is an equipping
ministry designed to demonstrate, teach, train, impart and activate follow-
ers of Jesus Christ in : e Gift; of the Holy Spirit. Sunday services include:
CHILDREN'S Church from Nursery through 12 years of age. TEENS meet on
Wednesday evenings and Friday nights. We also offer Bible based K- 12th
grade, coupled with a Christian Academy / Preschool. Cornerstone Church
is located on Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak Springs.
DAMASCUS PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES, 922 W. Bayloop Road, Freeport,
FL. Executive Pastor Charles Carlton Sr. Senior Pastor T.C. Moon. Moving Wor-
ship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6 p.m. Wednesday night service 7 p.m.,
Kids Power Hour 7 p.m., 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.; with ourworship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednes-
day Evening Services begin with a meal at 6:00 p.m.; Prayer and bible study
begin at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dean Whitaker and congregation welcome you to
join us at 910 Bay Avenue in DeFuniak Springs. For more information, call
892-2324.

EUCHEEANNA APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, 6068 CR 280E,
6.5 miles east of DeFuniak Springs, would love for you to come and experi-
ence true Pentecostal worship and anointed preaching! Sunday begins with
prayer at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School, 10 a.m. Sunday evening begins with
prayer at 5:30 p.m. and then worship service at 6 p.m. Our Wednesday
Midweek service begins 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. We welcome visitors and new members.

FIRST APOSTOLIC CHURCH at 440 Orange Ave. Church attendance
doesn't have to be dull, mundane and a burden toyour life! When was the
last time you attended a church where there was a spirit of excitement and
an abundance of the Spirit of God? This church family at the First Apostolic
Church would love for you to come and experience the kind of worship
and relationship that the Apostles enjoyed having when the Christian church
was first birthed! Our Sunday services start at 10 a.m. for Sunday School for
the children and worship and preaching service for the adults. Sunday
Evening begins with prayer at 5:30 p.m., and then worship service follows
at 6 p.m. OurWednesday 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 : u.r i.ticn .:r need ministry assistance, feel free to call the church at
892-7882. Rev David W King, Pastor.
:-' i /* .',bl.'. OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located on 461 Van Buren
S.. would like to extend, an invitation for all to come join us as we
: .: -. i ,..r:'nc; .-.f the Lord Jesus Christ through Spirit filled worship
:., .'," .. ]- h:r,." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by
".- I. 1 a.m. Wednesday evening service is at7 p.m. Youth
are held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Pastor is
,- i:.,: P.:..cr Joel Davis. Please come and worship with
..', -.lu. o please do not hesitate to contact Donna Lorenz
r- i and 3 p.m. at 892-8045 or after 3:30 p.m. at 892-6859.

FIST T i-T0.1 J-r- PH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East Live Oak Av-
enue. We i -J i,l invite you to join our "Fellowship of Encouragement"
and '. : r :,' ;.i- 1' i J Bible Study at the following times: Sunday Bible
Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship (10:30 a.m.), discipleship studies (5
-. rn i.n-d .- rin.: ..:r.hip (6:30 p.m.)You are also encouraged to join us
'.:r; ,, ..tr_- r f. 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.
Mary Martha Circle meets Thursday, September 29 at 10 a.m. All are in-
vited to a cookout at the Ziglers on Friday, September 30 at noon.


CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of DeFuniak Springs, 1063 Circle Drive,
invites you to join us throughout the week for worship, fellowship, study
and service. A Men's Fellowship group and Presbyterian Women meet
monthly for fellowship and Bible study. Sunday (nursery is provided from
9:30 a.m. to 12:00), 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 11:00 a.m. Morn-
ing Worship. Tuesday Tuesday Kidz Club (1st-5th) 3:00 p.m. Wednesday
Puppet Ministry 3:00 p.m., POWER HOUR! 4:00 p.m. (6th-12th grade), Chan-
cel Choir rehearsal 6:30 p.m. First Sunday Churchwide covered-dish lun-
cheon after church. Second Friday 'Pairs and Spares Dinner' 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian is a c.ririrrunrr, of disciples of Jesus Christ who are
committed to being an inclusive faith community where persons from all
walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and working together. If you're
looking for a church home, we invite you to come visit us. Church office
phone number 892-5832.
FIRST UNITED-METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK 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., Sunday Morning 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 Sunday's, Bible study school at 9 a.m.,
moving 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, phone and 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, (comer 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 mile north of Highway 90
Son Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy Head just before the Okaloosa
County line. Grace Community is a church committed to 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 our final authority and that it "stands
in judgement of us, never do we stand in judgement of it." Sunday morning
worship begins Yr 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 32433 invites you to come worship
with our church family each Sunday. Church school begins at 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship service begins at 11 a.m. We are located at 117 Graham Ave. Adult
Breakfast & the Bible at 8:30 am.. 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 Slbrings. 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
to invite anyone wishing 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 School at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday Morning
worship at 11:00 a.m. Bible study, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER SBC at 1113 Hwy. 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 Hwy. 2 East, Darlington,
FL. We are reaching out to the lost, hurting, hungry, and naked. Pastor Rev.
Curtis Manning and his congregation would like to invite you to attend ser-
vices with them. Sunday School for all ages isat 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, DeFuniakSprings "Celebrating the
Love and Glory of Christ." You are invited to experience a personal relation-
ship with God and join in worship to the Almighty God. Sunday services
include age-graded small group Bible studies at 9-00 a.m. and Morning
Worship time beginning.at 10:30. Encouragement continues Sunday eve-
nings with Discipleship Training classes at 5:00 p:m: and Worship at 6:00.
Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:00 with choir practice, followed
at 7:00 with G-Force for children, activities for'youth and a Bible study and
prayer time for adults. The church is located 2-1/2miles west of US Hwy.
331, and 1 mile south of Bob Sikes Road on Pleasant Ridge Road. Call the
church office (850) 892-3500 for more information. -

SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST:CHURCH.- 1307 Hv., 278 ':Co,' Burgess 'Lqop)
DeFunialkSprings; FEL'SuhdaIy School: 9 45 a r, tWorrhip Ser.ice T':00
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service: 7:00
p.m. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE WORSHIP CENTER Are you one of so many
people that are tired of going to church and leaving the same way you
came in (hungry and hurting)? Do you feel like youe'are so far away.from
God, in a time that you need Him the most? That maybe if you could just
get to Hirriso many things in your life wouldchange? Have you been hurt
by so called Christians, and now you Won't even go into the house of God?
Do you have so many questions and no answers? There is a church you.can
come to and not be judged bywhat you're wearing or what mistakes you've
made. Jesus says to come as you are, not come when you're perfect. If any
of these things apply to you, we invite you to come and get the answers
you need, come and get to Jesus. After all, you are hungry, aren't you? Take
Hwy. 90 E. to Ponce de Leon, tum right onto 181A, the church is right
across from Ponce de Leon Springs. Sunday: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday:
7 p.m. Call 548-9425.

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.

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

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 and 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 and Adult bible Studyfollowed 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 forwomen
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 worship and experience the
Presence of God in their midst. "For where two or three are gathered to-
gether in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20 K.J.V.
"The devil wins a skirmish with a roar, but we belong to HIM who wins the
war."


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McCormick
Bessie Lou (Carroll)
McCormick, of Ponce de
Leon, Florida, (Leonia com-
munity) passed away Tues-
day, Sept. 13, 2005. She was
84.
McCormick was born Sept.
9, 1921 in Walton County,
Florida, to the late Will and
Alice Respress Carroll. She
was a devoted wife, mother
and grandmother. Leonia
Baptist Church was blessed
to have her as a member for
75 years.

In addition to her parents,
her husband, Frank
McCormick; two children,
Kenneth and Dwayne
McCormick; three grandchil-
dren, Jeffery Thomas and
McCormick twin babies; six
brothers, Wilmer, Carlie,
Walter, Hollie, Willis and
Angus Carroll, as well as
three sisters, Annie Lee
Brake, Ida Phillips and Lillie
Heath, all preceded her in
death.
Survivors include three
daughters and sons-in-laws,
Linda and Johnny Peak, of
New Hope, FL, Janice and
Walter Cosson, of DeFuniak
Springs, FL, Dianne and Lee
McManus, of Leonia, FL; one
son, and daughter-in-law,
Dwight and Sheila McCor-
mick, of Prosperity, FL;
grandchildren, Tim McCor-
mick and wife, Beth Anne,
Michelle Johnson and hus-
band, Keith, Kenny Peak
and wife, Mandy, Bryan
Peak, Kevin Gillis, Kim
Anderson and husband; An-
thony, Ashley McCormick
and wife, Ashley, Jennifer
McCormick, Jeremy Dyess
and wife, NicolepAdam
Dyess, Dusty McManus, Ja-
son, Aaron, Shannon and
Dustin Cosson; great-grand-
children, Drew, John Mason
p.dmSara eytQQn.McConinick,
Cory ,Knighty Erica and
Timera Johnson, Keaton and
Klayton Peak, Caleb and
Jesse Anderson, Brenya'
Dyess and Tyler Wesley; one
sister, Alma Lee Cordle, of
DeDuniak Springs, FL; one
brother: Junior' Carroll, of
Leonia, FL; six sisters-in-
law; Edna Messer, Anna
Carroll, Bertha Ulmer,
Wynell Stafford, Willene
Scroggins, Betty Brownell;
two brother-in-laws,Thur-
mon and Houston Mc-
Cormick; several nieces,
nephews, and a host of
friends.

Funeral services were held
Friday, Sept. 16, at Leonia
Baptist Church with Rev.
Doyle Brake, Rev. Uvlonne
Carroll and Rev. Eddie Eaton
officiating.
Burial' followed in the
church cemetery with
Sorrells Funeral Home of
Geneva directing.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Leuke-
mia Association Society.
Sorrells Funeral Home of
Geneva, 334-684-9999, was
in charge of arrangements.


Bludworth
Helen Elizabeth Blud-
worth, 91, of Tallahassee,
FL., passed away Tuesday,
Sept. 6, 2005, in Tallahassee.
Bludworth is survived by
her husband, and two daugh-
ters, J. Kathleen Collins, of
Marathon, FL., and Patricia
Bludworth, of Mora, N.M.;
four grandchildren and five
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Sept. 9,2005 at Co-Cathedral
of St. Thomas Moore Catho-
lic Church of Tallahassee.
Burial followed at Magolia
Cemetery in DeFuniak
Springs.
Memorial contributions
may be made to The Broth-
erhood of Hope, 2302 Mis-
sion Rd.,Tallahassee, FL.
32304.
Culley's MeadowWood Fu-
neral Home, 1737 Riggins
Rd., Tallahassee, FL. was
in charge of arrangements.


Harper
William Kenneth Harper,
67, of Freeport, passed away.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in
Freeport, FL. He was born
April 5, 1938 in Ocala, FL to
Oliver and Mesba Hall
Harper.
Harper had lived in
Freeport for the past 27
years. He was Baptistby
faith and a member of the
Freeport First Baptist
Church. He was a veteran of
the U. S. armed forces, serv-
ing his country in the U.S.
Army. He played baseball for
the Army Special Services as
pitcher. He also played minor
league baseball for the Cleve-
land Indians and San Fran-
cisco Giants as pitcher..
He retired as recreational
director with 23 years of ser-
vice for the city of Jackson-
ville, Florida, teaching many
children how to play the
game of baseball.
Harper was preceded in,
death by father and mother,
and brother, Wayne Oliver
Harper.
Harper is survived by his
wife,of 41 years, Barbara
Harper, of Freeport, FL;
daughter, Susan Jones and
husband, Derek, ofFreeport;
two grandchildren, Justin
and Blakley Jones; brother
and sister-in-law, Jerry and
Margie Paulk, of Freeport;
mother-in-law Irene Paulk,
of Freeport; four nephews.
and three nieces, Bryan
Paulk and wife, Tonya, Kevin
Paulk, Michael Paulk, James
Adams and wife, Amanda,
Melissa Thomas and hus-
band, Mike, Carmen Adams
and Jennifer Bell and hus-
band, Perry.
Graveside services were
held at Wednesday, Sept. 21,
2005 at Hatcher Cemetery,
with military honors at
graveside, with Rev. Joel
Glenn officiating.
The family placed their
confidence in Clary-Glenn
Freeport Chapel Funeral
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McKee
Willie Mae McKee, 77, of
Pesacola, FL., passed from
this earthly life Sunday, Sept.
18, 2005 at Covenant Hos-
pice residence in Pensacola.
McKee was born in DeFu-
niak Springs, FL on Aug. 4,
1928 to Jesse Nowling and
Allie Cumbie Nowling. She
was a Christian and a mem-
ber of the Scenic Hills
Church of Christ. McKee was
a homemaker and loved her
family very much and was
proud of her Irish heritage.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; a brother;
Elmer Eugene Nowling; and
a sister, Mary Carolyn
Crawford.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 57 years, H. Ray
McKee Sr., of Pensacola; two
sons, Herbert R. McKee Jr.
and his wife, Suzannme, of
Fairhope, AL.; Phillip;
McKee and his wife, Tammy,
of Gulf Breeze, FL.; three
grandsons, Travis McKee
and his wife, Marti, of Jack-
sonville, FL., Chad McKee, of
New York City and Colton
McKee, of Gulf Breeze, FL.;
one great-grandson, Joel
Carter McKee of Jackson-
ville; one brother, Jack
Nowling, of DeFuniak
Springs; two sisters, Lantice
Garrett and her husband,
Charles, of Pensacola,
Patricia Kittrell, of
Lynchberg, VA.; numerous
nieces, nephews, and cous-
ins.
Funeral services were held
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 at
Pensacola Memorial Gar-
dens Funeral Home, with
ministers, Kelly Wheeler and
Colin McKee officiating.
Burial followed in Cluster
Springs Cemetery in Walton
County Florida.
Pensacola Memorial Gar-
dens Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.


Douglass
Jessie Day Douglass, 98, of
the Douglass Crossroads
community of Walton
County, passed away Tues-
day, Sept. 13, 2005, in a lo-
cal healthcare facility. She
was born November 13, 1906
in Walton County, the daugh-
ter of Benjamin Franklin
Day and Martha Anne Lowe
Day. Douglass was the old-
est member of Euchee Valley
Presbyterian Church. She is
the widow of the late
McLean Douglass.
Among survivors are nu-
merous nieces and nephews
and great nieces and neph-
ews.
Pallbearers were Tommy
Yates, Bill Green, Ron Pugh,
Bill Redding, David Green,
Andrew Green and Ron
Gottleib.
Funeral services were held
Friday, September 16, 2005,
in Euchee Valley Presbyte-
rian Church, with Reverend
Jack Walchenbach officiat-
ing. Burial followed in
Euchee Valley Cemetery.
Arrangements under the di-
rection of Jerry Evans.


Goyer
Forrest Ray Goyer, 81, of
DeFuniak Springs, passed
away at his home. He was
born April 11, 1924, the son
of Frederick Egar Goyer and
Mary Evie Brannon Goyer.
Among survivors are his
sister-in-law, Helena H.
Goyer; his nephews, Joseph
Ivan Goyer Jr. and wife,
Lowana, and John F. Goyer,
all of DeFuniak Springs; his
niece, Nancy Lee Warren and
husband, Kenneth, of
Henderson, Nevada.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, in
Jerry Evans Chapel, with
Elder Richard Wilson and
Elder Michael Simonsen of
the Church of Jesus Christ
officiating. Burial followed in
Magnolia Cemetery.
Arrangements and ser-
vices were under the direc-
tion of Jerry Evans of DeFu-
niak Springs.
Logan
George Gregory Logan,45,
of Cottondale, FL, passed
away Wednesday, Sept. 14,
2005, in Jackson County Hos-
pit6l in Marianna. He was
born Jan. 8, 1960, the son of
Wesley and Joan Logan. He
graduated with Palm Beach
Garden High's Class of 1978.
After high school, he held
various jobs and was trans-
ferred with K-Mart to the
Panama City area in 1986,
right after he and wife Su-
san were married. He spent
ten years as an employee of
Edgewater Beach Resort and
held various other jobs. He
loved fishing for bass, was a
horse enthusiast and owner
and from the time he was, six
years old, in 1966 when the
Miami Dolphins came into
.existence, Greg was a loyal
and faithful fan. George Gre-
gory Logan was Roman
Catholic.
Among survivors are his
wife, Susan Burney Logan, of
Cottondale; his parents,
Wesley and Joan Logan, also
of Cottondale; his mother-in-
law, Betty Burney, of DeFun-
iak Springs; his brothers,
Wesley Logan, Jr. and wife,
Robin, of Jupiter, Timothy S.
Logan, of Wellington, FL; his
sisters, Theresa Suzanne
McNally and husband, Den-
nis, of Wellington, Colleen P.
Renfro and husband, Donald,
of Orlando, and Helen C.
Bobilin and husband,
Donald, of Port St. Lucie, and
his brothers-in-law, Charles
Burney and wife, Debbie, of
DeFuniak Springs and Karl
Burney of Loxahatchee. Nu-
merous nieces and nephews
also survive.
Services were held Satur-
day, Sept. 17, 2005, in Jerry
Evans Chapel.
Arrangements under the
direction of Jerry Evans.

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Women's

retreat at
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of DFS
The Walton County Baptist
Association will host a
women's retreat on Oct. 8
from 8:30 to 3:00 at the First
Baptist Church in DeFuniak
Springs. The theme will be
Living, Loving, and Learn-
ing.

Mrs. Jo Hancock will be in
the featured speaker, from
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Montgomery, AL. "Our ves-
sels must be clean and pure
if we are going to be usable
by God", says Hancock.
Hancock has had experi-
ence teaching weekly Bible
studies for women, conduct-
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to women on issues of the
heart and offering disciple-
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The seminar will be filled
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Scripture
study held at
St. Agatha's
A course in Scripture from
the Episcopal point of view
has begun at St. Agatha's
Episcopal Church at 150
Circle Drive, DeFuniak
Springs. The course meets on
Wednesday evenings follow-
ing Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m.
and a "bring-your-own" sup-
per in the Parish Hall. "We
will be done well before 8,"
FatherAshmun Brown, vicar
of the church said.
From the Episcopal point of
view, there are a number of
ways of interpreting both the
Old Testament, or Hebrew
Scripture, and the New Tes-
tament. "Most Episcopalians
are not literalists when it
comes to Scripture," Father
Brown said. In order to un-
derstand Scripture, it is nec-
essary to understand the
times in which the various
books comprising Scripture
were gathered together.
"Rather than a single au-
thor, many of the books of the.
Bible show that they were a
community effort, containing
the ideas of many people to
put in final form," Brown
said. He pointed out that
most Episcopalians have a
strong love of Scripture. "In
the normal celebration of the
Sunday Eucharist, we use
four readings from Scrip-
ture."
"We are not out to convert
people to our point of view,
but to explain as best we can
why we view Scripture as we
do," Brown commented. "All
are welcome to attend and to
participate."
Brown suggested that the
Bible most used in the course
is the New Revise;Standard
version, the Oxford edition."
But we also have a soft spat
for The Message, a transla-
tion by Eugene Peterson into
modern American English."
Courses are held in the Par-
ish Hall at the rear of the
Parish House located at 150
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216 East Live Oak Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Phone: 850-892-2722 Fax: 850-892-2381
e-mail: fbcdfs@earthlink.net
Jerry R. Chumley, Pastor
SJ.C. McLendon, Associate Pastor
Greg Hollis, Minister of Music/Education
Lonnie Cook, Minister of Youth
Jacob Williams, Youth Intern
Mary Hollis, Director of Children's Ministries
Sunday School 9:15 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Discipleship Training 5:30 PM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting -.6:00 PM
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


PAGE 8-B


SPORTS


Seahawks earn first win 42-7


By PATRICK CASEY
The South Walton
Seahawks earned their first
victory of the season as well
as the first win under Head
Coach David Barron as the
Seahawks raced to a 27-6
lead and never looked back
as they defeated the Talla-
hassee John Paul II Panthers
42-17.
Senior quarterback Quinn
Sanders threw three touch-
down passes and ran for an-
other as the Seahawks built
a 42-6 lead after three quar-
ters of play. Sanders threw
for 95 yards and three scores
on 6-of-7 passing for the


game.
The Panthers had only 15
players on their entire team
and wore down in the second
half. The squad also lost one
of their wide receivers to in-
jury in the third quarter, de-
pleting their active roster to
14 players by the end of the
night.

The Panthers had entered
the contest with a 2-1 mark,
only to struggle to contain
the Seahawks strength along
the offensive and defensive
lines. The Seahawks defense
recorded one sack and six
tackles for losses on the


SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 F
JOHN PAUL II 0 6 0 11 17
SOUTH WALTON 13 1415 0 42
SCORING SUMMARY
SW-.Sanders 13 run(Knight kick)
SW- Nelson 32 pass from Sanders(kick blocked)
JP- Colson 30 pass from Pfeifer(kick failed)
SW- Morrison 1 run(kick failed)
SW- Knight 30 pass from Sanders (Sanders run)
SW- Morrison 8 run (Rosamond pass from Sanders)
SW- Rosamond 16 pass from Sanders (Knight kick)
JP- Colson 75 run (Chambers run)
JP- Pfeifer 35-yard FG
TEAM STATISTICS SW JPII


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


17
37-238
119
6-7-0
44-357
124
1-39
3-0
1-22
7-60
27:07


11
24-154
.95
10-15-1
40-249
66
4-38
2-0
0-0
4-35
20:53


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing: SW- Morrison 9-62, Knight 9-53, Theriot 11-51,
Sanders 4-45, Norris 4-27. I
JPII- Colson 9-147, Chambers 8-8, Hultzman 6-3, Pfeifer
1-(-4).
Passing: SW- Q.Sanders 6-7-0-119.
JPTI- Pfeifer 10-15-1-95.. .. .. .
Receiving: SW- Rosamond 2-1i, Nelson 1-32, Knight 1-30,
Theriot 1-5, Carey 1-1.
JPII- Colson 3-38, Chambers 3-31, Hultzman 3-14,
Fredrickson 1-12.


night. 105 of the 249 total
yards the Panthers tallied
occurred on the two touch-
dowh plays.


South Walton will take on
Cottondale on the road on
Friday, September 23 at 7:30
p.m.,


Photo by CHUCK HINSON-
SOUTH WALTON'S QUINN SANDERS look for an open re-
ceiver to make the connection. The Seahawks beat the visiting
John Paul II team, 42-17.


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. The Chicago White Sox's Freddy Garcia
became the first pitcher in franchise history to
toss a one-hitter yet lose the game; to
Minnesota 1-0.

2. Navy has only six returning starters from
2004 on their football team, the least number
of returning starters in the country.

3. Since the NCAA adopted the overtime
rule in 1996, Navy'and North Texas are the
only two Division 1 teams who have yet to
play an overtime college football game.

4. Josh Nettles scored four touchdowns
against Freeport in Walton's 35-13 win over
the Bulldogs. Nettles scored four
touchdowns against Bonifay last season as. a
junior.

5. Andruw Jones two homers on Sunday
gave him 49 homers on the season, breaking
Atlanta's previous franchise record of 47 set
by Hank Aaron in 1971.


Area athletes on college rosters


By PATRICK CASEY
North Florida has always
been well represented on the
college gridiron, and that
continues in 2005 as many
area athletes have begun
play with the start of the
regular season in September.
Kent Richardson, a fresh-
man who played at Tallahas-
see :Rickards, may be'
redshirted this season by the
West Virginia Mountaineers.
The 6-0, 190-pound
cornerback was first team


all-state in Florida last year
and an outstanding sprinter
in track at Rickards High.
Tremayne Walker, a 6-3,
285-pound defensive lineman
is likely to be redshirted by
Illinois in 2005. Walker also
played at Rickards High and
, plaes.eopnd .in~bgcthe ,hBig
Bend and city weiglifgtlng
chamai6hiiships heavyweight
division as a senior.
Edmond Miles, a 6-1, 228-
pound junior will be the first


team outside linebacker for
the Iowa Hawkeyes this sea-
son. Miles was voted Iowa's
Special Teams Player of the
Year in 2004 and started two
games at outside linebacker
last season. Miles played for
Tallahassee Godby last sea-
son.
Reggie Davis, another Tal-
lahassee Godby product. will
be one of the top tailbacks for
North Carolina State in
2005. Davis was the second
leading rusher on the team


in 2004 with 227 yards on 46
carries. Davis, a junior, is
listed at 6-1, 223 pounds.

Derrick Lett, a 5th-year
senior for Bowling Green
University, hails from
Pensacola Escambia High
School. The 6-0, 181-pound
wide,receiver caught only one
pass last seasdn but it went
for a 6-yard touchdown
against Southeast Missouri.
Lett is expected to be a
starter this season.


Walton-Chipley



meet September 23


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Braves(2-1) I
football team will travel this
week as the squad heads to
Chipley(1-3) for a non-dis-
trict contest with the Tigers. E
The game is scheduled for cr
Friday, September 23, at 7:30 S
C
p.m. /
Chipley has won the last L
two regular season games by
one point; 28-27 in 2004 and o
34-33 in 2003. Walton did c
claim a victory over Chipley b
in the District Shootout last h,
season as the Braves kept the
Tigers out of the playoffs with C
a 6-0 win. Walton's regular. sp
season loss to the Tigers kept F
the Braves from claiming the L
district championship last
season., r
This season there is noth- c
ing on the line for the two
combatants other than pride. a
Chipley and Walton are in,
different classes this season S
due to realignment of the c
football districts by the c
FHSAA over the winter. P
Chipley has always been a
rival of Walton's and this
year's game should be an-
other competitive contest.
Chipley has struggled to a 1-
3 record as the squad has
been beaten by Pensacola
Catholic, Taylor County, and
Port St. Joe this season. The
Tigers mauled Panama City
Bozeman in their first dis-
trict game of the season 55-0
last Friday night.
Walton is coming off of a
bye week and desperately
needed a week off to heal up
from the 34-6 loss to Talla-
hassee Chiles in their last
game.
Walton will need a solid
performance on both sides of
the ball to knock off the Ti-
gers, who hold a 19-12 series
lead in the last 31 meetings.
Walton is only 4-11 in
Chipley with the last win on
Tiger soil coming in 1998


vhen quarterback Jason ond-half points in a 27-21
Roulhac led Walton to 27 sec- come from behind victory.

Congratulationes f ..
van Cowie on E f -
ompleting thil ;.
summer Readnt_ l'" L i. ; 'i. ; "
challengee t .i
lalton-DeFuAniak -
ibrary!
Evan 'placed se-
nd in the Rta,iing -
7hallenge with 4-5
ooks read in 2 3
ours.
The Readin
challenge D% las
sponsored byl t e
Friends ofr th
library.
The top placing~, 4
leaders receiced af
ertificate, _,-,m y ll.
'bookworms" ,lad -
a gift certificate to)
'he Bookstore.
special thanki to
Ewa, Bearden Ior
oordinating tiia
program.








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as interviews, stats, and much more.

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2005 STANDINGS
CLASS A, DISTRICT 1
District Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA


Port St. Joe
West Gadsden
Wewahitchka
Liberty Co.
Jay
Sneads
Freeport


108
41
87
124
30
55
35


Last Week's Scores
Port St. Joe 44 Freeport
West Gadsden 34 Sneads
Wewahitchka 26 Jay
Liberty Co. Open

This Week's Games
West Gadsden @ Liberty Co.
Jay @ Sneads
Port St. Joe @ Wewahitchka
Freeport Open


7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30


Northview
South Walton
Baker


CLASS 2B, DISTRICT 1
District Overall
W L PF PA W L PF PA
0 0 0 0 3 1 114 36
0 0 0 0 1 3 70 104
0 0 0 0 0 3 7 145


Last Week's Scores
South Walton 42 John Paul II
Holmes Co. 20 Northview
Baker Open

This Week's Games
Baker @ Geneva, AL
South Walton @ Cottondale
Northview @ Marianna

CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 1
District Overall
W L PF PA W L
Walton 0 0 0 0 2 1
Marianna 0 0 0 0 2 2
Pens. Catholic 0 0 0 0 1 2


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7:30
7:30
7:30


SOUTH WALTON'SLYNDSAY CANNON tries to knock
the ball back over the net during their game against Freeport.
The Lady Seahawks beat Freeport in four matches with
scores of25-16, 14-25, 25-17 and 25-19.


Photo by CHUCK HINSON
FREEPORT'S MARISSA MARTIN tries to set the ball for
her team mate, bu't the' net caught it instead. The Lady
'Bu'lldogs fefl'l the'Chipley Tigers. 25-17,25-17, 12-25 and
25-19.


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PSJ- Q.Jenkins 38 run (kick failed)
PSJ- Davis 61 interception return (Just kick)
PSJ- Parker 47 run (Just kick)
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


Top 10 changes, underdogs come fighting back


By CHUCK HINSON
If you enjoy watching a
good college football game,
then this past weekend WAS
your dream come true. The
mighty stumbled and under-
dogs rose to the occasion.
One of the most exciting
games this past Saturday
was No.13 Miami and No. 20
Clemson. Miami travelled to
Death Valley and brought
home a 36-30 victory after
three overtimes.
Clemson travelled to Mi-
ami last year and upset the
Canes.
The game had the crowds
on their feet from the middle
of the fourth quarter, as
Miami's Tyrone Moss saved
the Hurricanes from a second
straight loss and did not let
them go down in the history
books as having an 0-2 start
in 27 years. He rackedup 139
yards and three touchdowns
for Miami.
While in Florida, another
exciting match-up was No. 5
Tennessee and No. 6 Florida
as they meet in the Swamp
for one of the matches of the
year. It was all about the
Gators in the second half,
where they held the Volun-
teers scoreless.
The Gators kept the victory
at home with a 16-7score.
Urban Meyer's defense
and special teams were the
highlight of the low-scoring
game. They answered the


call of Phillip Fulmer's Ten-
nessee team and never let up
on the constant pounding of
the offense.
The Gators, 3-0, 1-0,
showed that the Chris Leak
was the man for the QB job
and that the defense is com-
ing back to life after being off
for the past two or three sea-
son.
Florida's win over Tennes-
see, snapped a three-game
winning streak for the Vols
in Gainesville.
Florida State seemed to
once again be unsure ofwho
would take the quarterback
slot on Saturday after Boston
College took the first half
lead. But, with FSU's A.J.
Nicholson's interception and
touchdown on the first play of
the game, the Seminoles
knew it would just be a mat-*
ter of time.
With the first opening ACC
game for the Eagles team,
Boston College was pumped
and ready for the No. 8-
ranked Seminoles. But from
the start, FSU maintained
and then dominated the
game and gave a rude
"howdy" to the new boys in
the league.

Final score, Florida State
28, Boston College 17.-
But the shocker of the
weekend, besides No. 10
Notre Dame going down for
the third year in a row to


HURLEYS WIN PANHANDLE SUPER BASS 2005.
Donald Hurley, of Ponce de Leon, and Andrew Hurley, of
Slocomb, AL, won the 2005 Super Bass Panhandle Division.
As points champions, they will be eligible to fish the 2005
Super Bass Championship at Lake Eufaula On Oct.. 14-15.
They also won six free entries for the 2006 tournament sea-
son. After a win at Lake Seminole, they placed in. other
tournaments in the 2005 season. The 'Hurley Boys' are well
known for their expertise on.their 'home river', the
Choctawhatchee. The Super Bass Championship will con-
sist of division winners from all over the Southeast.


AP Top 25
1) Southern Cal
2) Texas
3) LSU
4) Virginia Tech
5) Florida
6) Florida St.
7) Georgia
8) Ohio St.
9) Louisv ille
10) Tennessee
11) Purdue
12) Miami
13) California
14) Michigan,
15) Georgia Tech
16) Notre Dame
17) Michigan St.
18) Arizona. St.
19) Texas Tech
20) Alabama
21) Iowa
22) Iowa St.
23) Virginia
24) Oregon
25) UCLA
College scoreboard
USC 70, Arkansas 17
Texas 51, Rice 10
Virginia Tech 45, Ohio 0
Florida 16, Tennessee 7
Florida St. 28, Boston Col-
lege 17
Georgia 44, La-Monrie
Louisville 63, Oregon St. 27
Ohio St. 27, San Diego St. 6
Michigan St. 44, Notre Dame
41
Miami 36, Clemson 30 30T
Michigan 55, E. Michigan 0
California 35, Boise St. 20
Georgia Tech 28, Conneticut
13
Texas Tech 80, Sam Houston
21
UCLA 42, Oklahoma 21
Iowa 45, Northern Iowa 21
Oregon 37, Freson St. 34
Virgina 27, Syracues 24
Mississippi St. 21, Tulane 14
Alabama 37, S. Carolina 14
Auburn 63, Ball St. 3
Vanderbilt31, Ole Miss 23


USA Top 25
1) Southern Cal
2) Texas
3) LSU
4) Virginia Tech
5) Florida
6) Georgia
7) Florida St.
8) Louisville
9) Ohio St.
10) Purdue
11) Tennessee
12) Miami
13) Michigan
14) California
15) Georgia Tech
16) Texas Tech
17) Arizona St.
18) Notre Dame
19) Virginia
20) Alabama
21) Iowa
22)'Michigan St.
23)UCLA
24) Wisconsin
25) Boston College

Saturday football
line-up
USC vs. Oregon
Texas vs. Missouri
LSU vs. Tennessee
Florida vs. Kentucky
Florida St. vs. Syracuse
Georgia vs. Mississippi St.
Notre Dame vs. Washington
Ohio St. vs. Iowa
Louisville vs. S. Florida
Purdue vs. Minnesqta
Miami vs. Colorado
Michigan vs. Wisconsin
Cal vs. New Mexico St.
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia
Tech
Boston College vs. Clemson
Arizona St. vs. Oregon St.
Texas Tech vs. Indiana St.
Oklahoma vs. Kansas St.
Fresno St. vs. Toledo
Iowa St. vs Army
Virginia vs. Duke
Auburn vs. S. Mississippi


.. .,


Michigan St, 44-41 in OT, it
would have to be the stepsis-
ter story of the SEC, Vander-
bilt. The Commodores are
still busy celebrating the
third straight victory.
It is the first time that
Vandy has had a 3-0 record
in the last two decades. This
past-weekend's victory came
after their 31-23 upset over
Mississippi.
The Vanderbilt team, one
squad that is usually the
invited team to all the other
SEC homecoming games,
has begun to make their
mark. Not since 1982 have
the Commodores had so
much to celebrate as their
victory over the Rebels and
the fact that they had finally
snapped a five-game losing
streak to Mississippi.
Not on the "shocker" list for
this past weekend's college
scoreboard review is that No.
1-ranked USC has broken
the record for being at the
spot longer than any other
NCAA team in history. Their
record of 22 weeks in the No.
1 spot, beat out Miami's rec-
ord that they held in 2000-
2001.


Hoops for

Hope coming

October 1

On Saturday, Oct. 1 at 3
p.m., Okaloosa and Walton
county law enforcement offic-
ers will gather at the
Okaloosa-Walton college
gymnasium in Niceville for
"Hoops for Hope" to help
Shelter House, Inc. raise
awareness about the essen-
tial services they provide to
victims of domestic violence
in both Okaloosa and Walton
counties.
Admission to "Hoops for
Hope".is free.
Anyone with a family
member or intimate partner
experiencing domestic vio-
lence in their home, call
Shelter House's hotline at 1-
800-44-ABUSE, or 850-863-
4777.
For' more information
about Shelter House and do-
mestic violence, visit Shelter
House's website at
www.shelterhousenwfl.org.
Anyone wishing to volun-
teer time, money or personal
items can call the Shelter
House program office at 850-
243-1201.


The Trojans finally took
the place of Oklahoma, who
had been at the position, and
now dominates both polls
after their 70-17 stomping of
Arkansas. Oklahoma fell out


hearing.


BUDGET SUMMARY
CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
FLORIDA ARE 10.2% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.


General Fund


4.5000


SPECIAL
GENERAL REVENUE


ESTIMATED REVENUES:


Taxes: Millage Per $1000
Ad Valorem Taxes 4.50000
Sales and Use Tax
Federal Grants
State Grants
Charges for Services
Intergovernmental Revenue
Fines and Forfeitures
Miscellaneous Revenue
Licenses and Permits
Internal Service Charaes


FUND


709,300
1,597,680
810,410
1,137,340
444,540
1,081,300
59,900
144,400
45,550


FUND


623,300
198,000
84,000



37,850


ENTERPRISE
FUND


4,459,350
470,000
50,800
164,150


TOTAL ALL
FUNDS


709,300
2,220,980
1,008,410
1,221,340
4,903,890
1,551,300
110,700
346,400
45,550


of the top 25 rankings both in
the AP and USA polls for the
first time since 1999.
Games this coming week-
end that are sure to get at-
tention, will certainly be the


ACC 'Cinderella' team, No.
16 Georgia Tech (3-0) as they
take on No. 4-ranked power-
house Virginia Tech. The
second game to keep your
eyes on will be the No. 3-


NOTICE OF

PROPOSED TAX INCREASE



The City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida has tenta-

tively adopted a measure to increase its prop-

erty tax levy.



Last year's property tax levy:



A. Initially proposed tax levy.............$683,815.00



B. Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board and other

assessment changes.................($ 6,213.00)



C. Actual property tax levy.............$690,028.00



This year's proposed tax levy........$746,614.00



All concerned citizens are invited to attend a


public hearing on the tax


increase to be held on


1tc: 9-22


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

5:15 P.M.
at the

City Hall,

71 Highway 90 West

in DeFuniak Springs, Florida



A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax

increase and the budget will be made at this


TOTAL SOURCES 6,030,420 943,150 5,144,300 12,117,870
Transfers In 1,557,325 102,540 1,342,275 3,002,140
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 811,100 635,500 6,290,300 7,736,900
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS &
BALANCES 8,398,845 1,681,190 12,776,875 22,856,910

EXPENDITURES
General Government 612,585 .61,2,585
Public Safety 1,811,575 1,811,575
Physical Environment 6,256,825 6,256,825
Economic Environment 53,810 53,810
Transportation 3,073,950 282,000 3,355,950
Debt Service 151,540 1,106,760 1,258,300
Human Services 785,065 129,490 914,555
Internal Services Charges
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 6,434,715 411,490 7,417,395 14,263,600
Transfers Out 1,153,030 634,200 495,330 2,282,560
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 811,100 635,500 4,864,150 6,310,750
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS, RESERVES, & BALANCES 8,398,845 1,681,190 12,776,875 22,856,910

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY ASA PUBLIC RECORD.


PAGE 10-B






PAGE 11-B


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


The Walton Athletic Foot-
SballAssociation hosted Destin
Saturday at Harbeson Field
in DeFuniak Springs.
The pee wee team lost a
heart-breaker on the final
play of the game, Destin win-
Sning 20 19.
The junior team just
couldn't get it going, loosing
to Destin 42 14.
The senior team had the
upper hand over Destin, win-
ning 20 8.


OWC summer 2005 graduates


Okaloosa-Walton College
announces the official sum-
mer term 2005 graduates.
Students receiving highest
honors, earned a grade point
average of 4.0. Students re-
ceiving high honors, earned
a grade point average of 3.8
to 3.99, and those receiving
honors, earned a grade point
average of3.5 to 3.79.
Associate of Arts honors:
DeFuniak Springs: Megan


Mancil; Freeport: Tracy
Johns; Paxton: Steven Pep-
per; Santa Rosa Beach:
Danielle Jordan; Graduates:
Freeport: Nina. Borthwick;
Ponce de Leon: Gwendolyn
Alford, Dale Hardin; Santa
Rosa Beach : Ian Glending;
Associate of Applied Science
highest honors: DeFuniak
Springs: Christine Ray;
high honors: DeFuniak
Springs: Renita White; hon-


ors: DeFuniak Springs:
Patricia Morris; Graduates:
Applied Technology Diploma
Santa Rosa Beach: Jennifer
Perry; College Credit Certifi-
cate highest honors: DeFu-
niak Springs: Shella
Harman; Graduates: DeFu-
niak Springs: Lisa Bell;
Freeport: Melanie Danley;
Vocational Certificate hon-
ors: Ponce de Leon: David
Busbee; Graduates: DeFu-


niak Springs: Christie
Singletary, Phillip Wooten,
Nicholas McMillian;
Freeport: Jeremy Hawkins,
Michael,King


GAGE BRANNON has
been chosen as West DeFu-
niak Elementary's "Student of
the Month"for September. He
is the son of Sherry and Don
Brannon and brother to
Adam Brannon. His hobbies
are building things, eating
pizza, and playing football.
He is in Mrs. Bozeman's fifth-
grade class.


Subscribe
Today


LAURA GILLIS has been
chosen as West DeFuniak
Elementary's "Student of the
Month" for August. Laura is
the ten-year old daughter of
John and Melissa Gillis. She
has two brothers and a twin
sister.
Laura has a cat and two
dogs. She loves Christmas,
pasta, and chocolate. Laura
is a member of WDE's sing-
ing Bee-Bops. She enjoys
swimming, reading, draw-
ing, and hanging out with
her friends.
Laura is in Mrs. Tammy
Cosson's fifth-grade class.


GLENN HOGANS


KNIGHT


WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS of the week for Sept. 5-9 include (1 to r) Derek
Glenn sixth-grade,Adrienne Hogans seventh-grade, and Kristen Knight eighth-grade.

8 .~V, I
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SWORD LEE DORSEY
WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS of the week of Sept. 12-16 are (I to r) Chelsea
Sword sixth-grade, Deon Lee seventh-grade, and Justin Dorsey eighth-grade.


BUDGET SUMMARY
City of Freeport Fiscal Year 2005-2006,

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF
THE CITY OF FREEPORT ARE 30.9% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.


General Fund


3.93


ESTIMATED REVENUES: General Fund
TAXES: Millage Per $1000
Ad Valorem Taxes 3.93 236,300
Sales & Use Taxes 393,226
Franchise Fees 54,871
Charges for Services 69,766
Intergovernmental Revenue 180,273
Fines & Forfeitures 1,000
Miscellaneous Revenue 3,250
Licenses and Permits 2,500
Interest Income 6,500


TOTAL SOURCES
Transfer in Fund Balances

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES,
TRANSFER & BALANCES

EXPENDITURES
General Government
Public Safety
Debt Services
Public Utilities
Intergovernmental Transfer

TOTAL APPROPRIATED
EXPENDITURES


947,686
100,000


1,047,686


891,230
156,456




1,047,686


Enterprise Fund


1,892,700


600

12,000


1,905,300



1,905,300




458,392
1,296,908
150,000


1,905,300


Total All Funds

236,300
393,226
54,871
1,962,466
180,273
1,000
3,850
2,500
18,500

2,852,986
100,000


2,952,986


891,230
156,456
458,392
1,296,908
150,000


2,952,986


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, ANDIOR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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NOTICE OF

PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The City of Freeport, Florida has tentatively

adopted a measure to increase its property tax
levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy..............$180,041.00


B. Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board and other

assessment changes................... ($ 5,183.00)


C. Actual property tax levy.................$185,224.00


This year's proposed tax levy........$236,299.00


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a

public hearing on the tax increase to be held on


Tuesday, September 27, 2005
7:00 P.M.
at the

City Hall,
112 Highway 20 West

in Freeport, Florida


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax

increase and the budget will be made at this

hearing. 1tc: 9-22







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for beach work


By DOTTY NIST
To help beachfront prop-
erty owners continue to shore
up property in danger of col-
lapse and accomplish other
emergency activities, Walton
County has extended the
emergency order for beach
work that was instituted
soon after Hurricane Dennis.
On Sept. 13, the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) voted
to extend the emergency or-
der until Oct. 28.
The order relaxes permit-
ting for emergency measures
such as removing debris, re-
pairing walkovers, placing
sand in front of homes in
danger of collapse and con-
structing temporary sea
walls to stabilize beachfront
property. For specific infor-
mation, property owners
should contact the Walton
County Planning Depart-


ment at 267-1955.
Walton County's coastline
has become a very active con-
struction zone in the wake of
Hurricane Dennis's impacts,
and the beach bears the
marks to prove it. Not only
have large areas of dark peat
been uncovered by storm im-
pacts, contractors' vehicles
have left large ruts and holes
while traversing the beach.
To improve that situation,
on Sept. 13 the BCC also
voted to require beach con-
tractors to place to repair the
holes and ruts left by their
vehicles. In some cases this
may just entail smoothing
out the sand and in other
cases filling holes or ruts
with beach compatible sand
will be required.
The planning department
has been tasked with inform-
ing contractors of the new re-
quirements.


County striving to


get U.S. 331 'on


front burner'


By DOTTYNIST
"It's dysfunctional and it's
dangerous," said Walton
County District 3 Commis-
sioner Larry Jones of the cur-
rent situation with U.S. 331,
Lhe two-lane highway that is
a major north-south corridor
and evacuation route.
While money to widen the
highway from U.S. 98 to the
south end of the Clyde Wells
Bridge is in the state Depart-
ment of Transportation
:DOT) work program, %with
Lhat project to begin in 2008,
bhe four-laning of the re-
mainder of the highway
north to 1-10 is a different
story. It has been estimated
$hat the project would cost
Dver $408 million, and a four-
lane bridge over the Choc-
bawhatchee Bay has an esti-
mated price tag of more than
W300 million.
There have been a number
)f meetings between Walton
County officials and DOT
representatives at which the
aeed for the widening of the
highway has been empha-
sized. At a meeting with Ed
Prescott, DOT district secre-
;ary, in March of this year,
Prescott stated the
department's desire to widen
;he northern section of the
:oad as soon as possible but
commented that funding is
;he problem. At a DOT infor-
national meeting in Free-
?ort in August, state officials
indicated that funds for the
projectt had not yet been se-
:ured and that it was not
scheduled to begin until
2013.
For the second time in as
nany months, the Walton
county Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) will be
correspondingg with Gov. Jeb
3ush about the future of U.S.
331.
On Aug. 16, on behalf of the
3CC, County Administrator
.onnie Bell contacted the
governor's office to schedule
i meeting with Gov. Bush to
discuss the widening of the
highway from U.S. 98 to 1-10.


"Recent events, such as
Hurricane Dennis and the
evacuation of the south Wal-
ton area have again showed
the need for the four-laning
of U.S. 331," Bell wrote, "and
the commission would like to
discuss different alternatives
with the governor."
At the Sept. 13 BCC meet-
ing, Commissioner Jones re-
vealed with visible dejection
that the reply had come and
that "the governor has no
time to see us."
"Unfortunately, it will not
be possible to add this meet-
ing to the Governor's sched-
ule," the response from Gov.
Bush's scheduling director
read.
A second-term commis-
sioner, Jones commented
that this was the first time
since he has been in office
that he recalls the BCC ask-
ing for a face-to-face meeting
with the governor.
"It's not like Walton
County is high mainte-
nance," Jones later re-
marked, "we were requesting
a few minutes to share our
concerns about U.S. 331." He
said the commission wants to
ask for assistance and advice
on how to proceed to "get the
job done."
"It's past time," Jones said
of the four-laning, comment-
ing that everywhere else in
the region he looks, north-
south routes are being wid-
ened.
He remarked that he had
hoped that the U.S. 331 by-
pass that is underway by the
state around downtown
Freeport would be con-
structed as a four-lane sec-
tion. It will only be two lanes
for the present, although the
state did acquire enough
right-of-way for future ex-
pansion to four lanes.
Jones said the governor's
office had forwarded the com-
missioners' request to DOT
and that another meeting
with the department has

see 331 12C


IN THE WAKE OF HURRTC.NE DENNIS, unc h cof Walton Count v's coastline appears to
be as much a construction zone as a beach, as evidenced by thus view south of a beachfront
condo in Seagrove. A post-Hurricatne Dennis emergency order to facilitate the shoring up of
beachfront property has been extended. However, the county has made a decision to require
contractors to repair rats and holes left by their tquipzment on the beach.
(Photo by Richard Fowlkes) .


THIS LARGE CONS TRI 'CTION TR -UCK operating on the beach got mired down in the
sand last week near One SeagroLe Place.
(Photo by Richard Fowlkes)


Planning board shuns abandonments


By DOTTYNIST

Walton County planning
staff will be researching pos-
sible ingress/egress for pro-
posed subdivisions through
cemetery property as a result
of a Sept. 8 Walton County
Planning Commission rec-
ommendation.
The developers of two sub-
divisions proposed for prop-
erty adjoining Santa Rosa
Ridge had each requested ap-
proval to abandon 33-foot
easements, one just south of
Fox Lake Drive and one 330
feet south of the Santa Rosa
Ridge Fox Lake addition. The
proposed subdivisions are
known as Beach Ridge and
Gulfside Village, respectively.
County Engineer Greg
Graham explained that the
proposed subdivisions' prop-
erty is "landlocked" with re-
gard to ingress and egress
with CR-393, partly due to
past county decisions to va-
cate easements. The aban-
donments were being pro-
posed to remedy that situa-
tion by providing for access
to CR-393 for the new subdi-
visions.
There had been a series of
meetings, between neighbor-
ing residents and the devel-
opers, but most existing ho-


meowners who 'spoke at the
' Sept. 8 meeting continued to
be against the abandon-
ments.
Scott Jenkins, represent-
ing thedeveloper of Gulfside
Village, commented that the
abandonments would pro-
vide for the resolution of util-
ity issues and for the estab-
lishment of public sewer in
the area.
Some residents were con-
cerned that setting up the
new easements combined
with the proposed develop-
ment, which will have a den-
sity of eight units per acre,
would overload Bunker
Place, a private road and the
residents' only access on the
south.,
Another concern was
stormwater drainage, which
residents said was already
problematic.
Alan Ficarra urged the
planning commissioners not
to force "a bunch of traffic"
into existing neighborhoods
by granting the abandon-
ments. "Let's do it right," he
said.
Bob Hudson, a Santa Rosa
Ridge homeowner, was.wor-
ried that his subdivision
roads would not stand up to
the increased traffic. He
maintained that the pro-


posed subdivisions already
have private access through
lots on their undeveloped
property. He added that
granting the abandonments
would provide no advantage
to existing homeowners but
only to the developer, who
will funnel traffic through
the existing subdivision
roads.
Following a motion by
Planning Commission mem-
ber Tom Terrell, the board

voted to continue the item
and have staff research ac-
cess to the subdivisions
through or on the edge of the
cemetery that lies to the
north, as a preferred option
to granting the abandon-
ments.
The development propos-
als were also continued in the
Interim as part of Terrell's
motion, which was approved
unanimously.
Among seven development
proposals recommended for
approval in other action at
the Sept. 8 meeting, was the
Heron Trace PUD. Heron
Trace, which is planned for
the current Golf Garden site
in Miramar Beach, was rec-
ommended for conceptual
approval as a 159 single-fam-
ily lot subdivision on 35.
acres.


Taxpayers

seek

additional

tax break
On Sept. 6, the Walton
County commissioners'guar-
anteed property owners a tax
break when they voted to re-
duce the countywide ad va-
lorem millage rate to 4.565.
With the county rollback rate
3.336 mils, many believe a
further reduction in millage
is merited at the final bud-
get hearing on September 26.
In July, the Walton County
Taxpayers Association
(WCTA) recommended to
commissioners to reduce FY
2006 ad valorem millage by
one full mil. In January 2005,
taxable appraised value for
Walton County property was
$12.4 billion, over a 50 per-
cent increase from last year.
The millage reduction voted
on September 6 reduces ad
valorem tax revenue by only
$6.2 million.
Throughout Florida, ap-
praised property values have
gone through the roof with a
30 percent increase overall.
This has prompted the gov-
ernor to reduce the state lev-
ied school tax to 2.000 mils.
This is even below the roll-
back rit; When combined
with the local school district
levy, Walton County property
owners will be taxed for pub-
lic schools at 4.456 mils, an
overall decrease of 1.113
mils. This rate more properly
reflects school needs based
on the growth of population
and school enrollments.
In FY 2002, Walton County
property appraisals in-
creased $810 million and
county commissioners re-
duced the county millage
rate by one full mil. The mill-
age rate remained at 5.315
for three years, even though
from 2002 to 2004 property
appraisals increased $2.5 bil-
lion.
Last year, the WCTA asked
county commissioners for a
full one mil reduction in ad
valorem taxes for FY 2005.
Appraised values had in-
creased 76 percent in just
four years. County commis-
sioners reduced the millage
rate to 5.065.
With this year's increased
appraisals of $4.8 billion, ap-
praised values in Walton
County have almost tripled
since FY 2001. During this
same time,the county's popu-
lation grew 20-25 percent
and demand for services
grew accordingly; neither
justified maintaining the
millage rate.
County operating expendi-
tures have doubled from FY
2001 to the FY 2006 budget.
The highest demands for ser-
vices and the highest expen-
ditures of funds have been to
upgrade roads and maintain
a professional law enforce-
ment organization.
Historically, the county has
realized higher actual rev-
enues than budgeted and
lower than budgeted ex-
penses. This would have jus-
tified tax cuts in both FY
2003 and FY 2004. Actual
revenues and expenses for
FY 2005 are not yet finalized
but if this trend is continued,
then a one mil reduction in-
stead of the half mil could
have been warranted last
year.
This year, even with a half
see BREAK 12C


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


Blood donations up but need continues


By LEAH STRATMANN
With or without a natural
disaster, the need for blood in
the Florida Panhandle is


great on an average day. Ac-
cording to Pamela Metras,
the community representa-
tive for the Northwest
Florida Blood Center, their


organization is committed to
having 175 units of blood on
hand daily to meet the rou-
tine needs of 22 area hospi-
tals.
The Red Cross of Mobile,
which serves the northwest
Florida area as well as Mis-
sissippi and Alabama, has a
daily goal of 550 units to
meet ordinary needs. Accord-
ing to Rhonda Dodge the rep-


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Ms. Kansas Lea Burke,
Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dusty S. Burke
and
Mr. Thomas Paul Sconiers,
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Tommy W. Sconiers:
along with their children, Collins Nevaeh and Olivia Burke,
are pleased to announce their engagement
and forthcoming marriage.
Both Thomas and Kansas are
1998 graduates of Walton Senior High School
and went on to earn Bachelor of Science degrees
in Psychology from Florida State University.
Kansas is employed with Burke & Stange Title Company
and Thomas is currently employed with
St. John's Beverage Company.
A November 12th wedding is planned.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Emerald Coast receives grant


As part of their ongoing
commitment to''prdomoting
healthy lifestyles, The Coca-
Cola Company and Kraft
Foods Inc. have awarded the
Boys and Girls Club Teen
Center a $15,000 grant to
implement Triple Play A
Game Plan for the Mind,
Body and Soul.
Triple Play is an after-
school health and wellness
program designed to em-
power young people to make
informed decisions about
their physical, mental and
social well-being.
"We are excited to bring the
Triple Play experience to
area Boys & Girls Club mem-
bers," said Quinton Martin,
director, community market-
ing, The Coca-Cola Company.
"We, at The Coca-Cola Com-
pany, realize we all must take
part in ensuring the well-be-
ing of our nation's young
people." .
"We are grateful to The
Coca-Cola Company and
Kraft Foods for their commit-
ment to helping us teach
Club members the impor-
tance of healthy habits and
fighting the obesity epidemic


that is affecting America's
youth," said Bear Henley, .
chief professional officer of
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Emerald Coast. "Through.
this grant, we can help club
members learn to eat right,
keep fit and behave respect-
fully all skills they can use
throughout their lives."
For more information
about the Boys & Girls Clubs
of the Emerald Coast or the
Triple Play program, please
call (850) 862-1888.


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resentative for this region, a
percentage is set aside for
emergencies. "The Red Cross
is the only national blood ser-
vice. We are going to be there
when you need us," she said.
"We have lost one third of
our blood collection capabili-
ties in Mississippi because of
Katrina," Dodge said. "So far


donations from Fl(
been unbelievable


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PICTURED ARE KERRI AND PAT at Don Pec
urging everyone to bring in a donation for Caring a
ing and get a free drink!


South Walton Cou

donates food item


Don Pedro's Coffee and
Bakery in the Santa Rosa Vil-
lage Mall has donated hun-
dreds of food items most
needed by Caring and Shar-
ing of South Walton which is
helping 100 evacuee fami-
lies. Bring in one of the food
items listed below and get a
free drink (non-alcoholic) at
Don Pedro's.
Grocery bags with a "wish
list" are placed in various
business in the Mall and
Cano Square by members of
,Emerald Coast Lutheran
Church, then picked up and
delivered weekly to Caring
and Sharing.
'Besides feeding the body,
Dr. Lefitz' office i(formerly Dr.
Barnes) is feeding the soul,
with dozens of new and
cleaned, used stuffed toys, a
project the youth of Clear
Springs Baptist Church, be-
tween Laurel. Hill and
Paxton, took on. Other mer-
chants serving as collection
points are All About Hair, M
&D Nails, Radio Shack, and
South Walton Physical
Therapy & Rehabilitation,
Inc. in Santa Rosa Village
Mall, and Sunny's Barber-
shop and The Walton Sun in
Cano Square. Please call


The Walton County Board of County Commissioners is sponsoring a project to collect,
recycle, treat, and properly dispose of these and other household hazardous wastes:

PESTICIDES* USED'DIL STALE GASOLINE SOLVENTS FERTILIZERS
PAINT PAINT THINNERS PAINT STRIPPERS BATTERIES FURNITURE POLISH
BRAKE FLUID ENGINE DEGREASERS ANTI-FREEZE POOL CHEMICALS
INSECTICIDES SPOT REMOVERS

Waste tire amnesty will also be held on the same date, during the same hours and
locations. Walton County residents may bring up to 12 tires per residence.
Collection Date: Saturday, October 1, 2005 8 am 1 pm
Locations: Walton County Fairgrounds on Highway 83 North (9th Avenue) in
DeFuniak Springs and South Walton Mosquito Control Office, CR 393
(just off US 98 before Chat Holley Road)
SNo gas cylinders or explosives; please.
SConditionally exempt small quantity generators will be accepted at a reduced rate.
SDue to hazardous nature of certain components in home computers,
we will be accepting old computer hardware including processors,
monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.


Walton Road
SWalton
9th County
Ave. Fairgrounds
(SR 83N)
US HWY 90


For information, call
892-8180

This service is free and available
to the residents of Walton County.


N
Chat Holley Road
SSouth Walton
a Mosquito Control
US HWY 98


more than 100 pints donated
at Sandestin on Sept. 9 and
went beyond our goal. The
challenge, is keeping up the
same response over the next
few months. A sustained re-
sponse is necessary for this
region."
Metras said, "Donations
have been very good. It's won-


oridahave derful that everyone has
e. We had been coming to donate, but
we need the public to con-
tinue to donate. Only 5 per-
cent of those eligible to give
blood donate and with more
than 70 percent eligible, we
need to get those numbers
up. People should not elimi-
nate themselves because
they think they cannot do-
nate. People with diabetes
and high blood presses and
those on most medications
are eligible. Let the profes-
sionals decide if your blood
can be used."
Dodge agreed, saying,
"Education' is our biggest
battle. There are a number of
dro's Cafe myths about who is able to
and Shar- donate and who is not. Even
those on medicines for high
blood pressure can donate as
long as the blood pressure is
rty normal the day they donate."
nty In general blood donations
across the region are reduced
S dramatically in the summer
months. "If you put the gen-
eral summer shortage on top


ECLC at 267-3454 if you
would like to serve as a col-
lection point.
The most needed food
items at Caring and Sharing
now are cereal, fruit juice,
canned fruits, vege-
tables, tuna or chicken,
macaroni and cheese, and
peanut butter and jelly.
Checks can be mailed di-
rectly to Caring and Sharing
of South Walton, 112 Lynn
Dr., Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
32459.
Director Paula Clauson re-
ports there is also an urgent
need for volunteers;please
call 267-2866 for more infor-
mation."


Come


of the hurricane, you essen-
tially.have a double catastro-
phe," Dodge commented. "Ev-
ery two seconds somebody
needs blood and a donated
pint of blood can save two
lives-through the donation
of whole cells and the plate-
lets."
Metras and Dodge both em-
phasized how easy it is to
donate. Donors need to be at
least 17 years of age, show
proof of identification, and
weigh at least 110 pounds. "It
usually doesn't take more
than an hour to make a do-
nation," Dodge said.
Both agencies said so far
they have been able to keep
up with daily needs as well
as contribute to the shortages
caused by Katrina, but the
public needs to be reminded
they:can donate every eight
weeks. Groups and organiza-
tions wishing to sponsor a
blood drive can call the
Northwest Florida Blood
Center, 862-4216 or the Red
Cross of Mobile, 251-662-
2578.
Area blood donations dates
and places:
Sept. 29 atWalton Correc-
tional from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sept. 29 at Chautauqua
Wellness Center from 1 p.m.
to 5 p,m.
Oct. 4 at Healthmark from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Santa Rosa Beach

SOe/MtI
Dr. Anber Wiebe. tDM
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
267-0777
Accepting New Patients


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DO. IVicbe and her sta ff Ihave' ccihtd aidz',?nc~d cosimetic d1eIntistrV
training at the pmstigiou [as legars 1,sritute (or Dentul! Studies.
Let Dr. It %,be and hIer staff help you achievre the onile of your drea,,i!
anja Rosa Beach VWilge-- 4942 High'way 98 INvxt to Gugiielrnoh'l
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PARTY FROM 7:30 TILL 11:00 P.M.!!!

FREE ADMISSION!! FREE FOOD!!!

COOL MUSIC!!!! LIVE DJ!!!!!


This dance is for everybody "COOL",

"OFF DA CHAIN", "ROCKING", (if you know

what I mean). Come to the coolest party

you've ever been to and IT IS ALCOHOL FREE!!


Just for Walton County teens in
middle or high school.


Take Hwy. 90 East to Hwy. 83 North to get to the
DeFuniak Springs Civic Center.
Pick-up promptly at 11:00 PM

Alcohol Free Drug Free Tobacco Free
Security provided by DeFuniak Police Department


Sponsored by:
Walton County Underage Drinking Tasklorce

Walton County Prevention Coalition
Working together as one to build a commnjlty lop all


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.. : South Walton Fire District stays
Community t endar-

with original millage rate


TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK will sponsor
Topsail Tours on the following dates.
*Saturday, October 8, at 9 a.m. the Ancient Sea Turtle,
the majestic Sea Turtle nesting season is nearing an end.
Learn the facts about common sea turtles at Topsail. Be a
part of an enlightening program and see what you can do to
help preserve these awe inspiring creatures of the sea. Meet
at the Day-Use entrance off of Hwy. 30A and take a short
walk with park staff to the clubhouse. A $2.00 entrance fee
is required.
*Saturday, October 29. Turpentining (Outdoors) at 9 a.m.
Be part of our turpentining crew as they go out into the
piney woods and earn their daily babbits (or tokens good
only at the company store). Skeeter and Boss Blake will
make sure to show all greenhorns how to dip sap, chip boxes
and spend babbits. Meet at the Day-Use entrance off ofHwy.
30A and take a ride on the tram and a short walk with park
staff to the turpentine camp. A $2 entrance fee is required.
*Saturday, November 12. WWII History in Walton County,
at 9 a.m. As the face of modern war shifts from relying on
ground troops to launching missiles, learn about the his-
tory of missile development right here in Walton County.
Join Park Ranger Curt Moore as he presents his slide show
of the fascinating history that took place on Topsail Hill
Preserve State Park. Park at the Day-Use area on Hwy. 30A
and take a short walk with park staff to the clubhouse. A $2
entrance fee is required.
*Saturday, November 26. The Endangered Beach Mouse,
at 9 a.m. It's a new moon within the Topsail Dunes and the
Beach Mice are scurrying about. Come and be a part of this
Beach Mouse interpretive program and learn about their
habitat and behavior. Park at the Day-Use area on Hwy.
30A and take a short walk with park staff to the clubhouse.
A $2 entrance fee is required.
Outside tours cancelled during severe weather. Call 267-
0299 for more information.


The hurricane evacuee in-
formation and job fair will be
Friday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. -'
5 p.m. at the Seaside Lyceum
meeting room on the second
floor of the Lyceum Building
in Seaside (off Smolian
Circle).
Human resource represen-
tatives from St. Joe, Seaside,
the Tourist Development
Council, Silver Sands, Per-
sonnel Resources and others
will be in attendance to dis-
cuss job availability in the
area.
Representatives from area
relief agencies will be on


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By DOTTYNIST

Unchanged since 1997, the
South Walton Fire District's
0.83 millage rate will provide
a $12.7 million 2005-6 bud-
get for the south-of-the-bay
special district.
The millage rate and bud-
get for the new fiscal year
were adopted at the South
Walton Fire District's


(SWFD) Sept. 14 budget
hearing.
The 0.83 rate per $1,000 of
assessed property value is
the same one set in 1997
when voters approved ad va-
lorem funding for fire protec-
tion in south Walton County.
However, due to area growth
plus large jump in property
assessments since the previ-
ous year, the annual budget
has experienced an increase


of over 45 percent.
Updating his board mem-
bers on Sept. 14, SWFD Chief
Les Hallman commented
that the new budget calls for
a 23.8 overall increase in op-
erating expenses and a 92
percent increase in desig-
nated reserves, with $1.5
million to go in building
funds reserves. Afive-percent
salary increase for employees
not covered by labor con-
tracts is included.
The district is looking at a
number of upcoming projects.
One of those will be setting
up a 911 dispatch center
south of the bay, initially and
temporarily at the district's-
unused building near the
U.S. 98/CR-393 intersection


and later in a new facility to
be constructed on the CR-393
headquarters site.
Hallman said a sixth fire
station is also planned to
serve the area. It is to be lo-
cated in the area of St. Joe's
recently approved large de-
velopment north of U.S. 98
on the east end of the county,
WaterSound North. Hallman
said plans are in the works
for a public-private partner-
ship between the SWFD and
St. Joe on the new station,
similar to the one that pro-
duced the Seagrove station at
WaterColor Crossing.
The SWFD 2005-6 budget
is available for public inspec-
tion at the CR- 393 head-
quarters.


hand to provide comprehen-
sive information about medi-
cal, educational and social
resources. Persons affected
by Hurricane Katrina are
urged to attend.
For more information, call
the Seaside Community
Foundation at 850-231-3209
or Hurricane Helpers at 850-
231-0077.
From CR-30A head west
to Quincy Circle, to the first
stop sign (Smolian Circle).
The Lyceum building will be
on the left. Go to the second
floor, westernmost room.


Firefighters memorial

service held


The International Associa-
tion of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
honored Fire Fighter/Flight
Medic Robert D. Heighton of
South Walton Local 3516
among the 86 fallen members
of the union from the United
States and Canada on Satur-
day, September 17, as hun-
dreds of fire fighters and fam-r
iiy members gathered in.,
Colorado Springs for the 19th
annual IAFF Fallen
Firefighter Memorial Cer-
emony. Heighton died in a
helicopter accident on Octo-
ber 20, 2004 at age 45.
According to Harold
Schaitberger, general presi-
dent of the 270,000-member
IAFF, "This ceremony is a fit-
ting and respectful tribute to
Firefighter Heighton and the
85 other brave souls who
gave their lives in the name
of public service over the past
year.",
Robert Heighton had 24
years experience in the emer-
gency medical field and
served the last two years as
a fire fighter/paramedic with
the South Walton Fire De-
partment.


Quick witted and famous
for his one-liners, Robert's
sense of humor and infec-
tious laughter-brightened
people's days, said cowork-
ers. "Robert was very
thoughtful and helpful with
his family, friends, neighbors
and coworkers. He was a lov-
ing father to his daughters,
.Samantha and Olivia,.and.an
attentive and devoted hus-
band to wife, Laurie."
The memorial ceremony
was held in Memorial Park,
located at the corner of Pikes
Peak and Hancock Avenues
in Colorado Springs. The cer-
emony featured pipes and
drums, honor guards, music,
and celebratory comments.
The mission of the IAFF
memorial, which is located in
the shadow of Pike's Peak, is
to honor the sacrifice made
by professional fire fighters
and paramedics who have
given their lives so others
might live. Since its creation
in 1976, the names of the
1,775 fallen fire fighters have
been engraved into the Wall
of Honor as part of the me-
morial.


September 2q, 2005
11 a.m. 4 p.m.
GaFFrey Art Gallery
21 Blue GulF Dr. County HWY. 30-A Blue Mlourtain Beach


Ask your parents to take you to the Gaffrey Kids Art Day'

You can paint your o,,'n marsterpiece learn about farnmou art]sis. paint one big
picture together plus you get to mree- and paint with two of our r3, orlle arltits.
Ju.n rn Bihi_ '-o '-f ., Th'.,- 3 nr.:,- ,-.r- an y ,,LI can ,:orri ,r n/Tim el
Leave your nice clories at home ana bring something you can get paint on
If your parents want more Information, they can call Erin Lagrosse at the TDC by dialing 850.267-1216


Fri, Sat & Sunt October 21-23, 2005

YOU'RE INVITED!








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Join us October 21-23, 2005for a
weekend of outdoor events
For more information go to:
www. southwaltoncc. org


and click on "B2N Festival" for event schedule,
event descriptions, information and registration.
Register early as events fill up quickly.
Thank You To Our Major Sponsors:
Cafe Provence
Design Center of the Rosemary Beach Owner's Assoc.
.Emerald Coast Rosemary Beach Realty
Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Regional Utilities Silver Sands Factory Stores
of Walton County Village Development
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850.314.3749 .


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On 2005 and 2006 Models finance 100%0o of the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(window sticker) after deductions or Special Discounts offered by Manufacturer, plus 100%
of any dealer installed accessories and equipment. We will finance 100% of the sales tax,
tag and title fees, and 100%' of the Extended Warranty Insurance not to exceed $1,800.00

Before you shop, arrange for a PAL (Pre-Approved Loan). Then shop with
confidence knowing you have the best financing possible!

Use our low rate and a dealer's rebate to save even more.

On 2004 Models finance 100 % NADA Retail Value including factory installed options, adding foIr lo\L
mileage.
On 2003-1995 lModels finance NADA Trade-In plus Trade-in Value on factory installed options, adding tor
lo\ mileage. On 1]99-1 I95 models deduct tfr high mileage.
On the abo\e loans we will finance 10ULo of the sales ta.. tag and title lees. and I0'),. of the
Extended \arranty Insurance not to exceed S1,8l00O.0

-inancing i., not a\ ailable on vehicless clansihcd .i rebuilt or sajl', ag d.


"![ 7 T/e/7 clhn/ rs. .lalter. lost"

862-0111 www.eglinfcu.org


EGULN FEDERAL CREDIT UNON
Branches: Fort Walton Beach Eglin AFB Hurlburt Field Crestview Mary Esther Bluewater Bay Destin


Katrina evacuee


job fair scheduled


MEDICAL, INC.
DAMAGED FEET???
ACHING FEET???
THINK.......FOOTSEAS MEDICAL
S.R. W\ilkerson, DPM
Podiatry & Sports Medicine
Waterside Professional Center
2441 W. Hwy. 98, Suite 102 (850 267-4554
, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (5 4


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SEAGROVE GARDEN CLUB is growing by leaps and
bounds and three new members Jeannia Philips, Mary Anne
Gray, and Kay Skibbejoined on Sept. 14 bringing the total to
72 members.


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A community meeting open
to the public is planned for
Thursday, Sept. 22'at 5:30
p.m. at the southWalton
Tourist Development Council
at the junction of US 98 and
331 to address our efforts to
obtain a Florida scenic high-
way designation for CR 30-A
through a program sponsored
by the Florida Department of
Transportation.
A Florida scenic highway
designation will provide the
common bond that will link
all communities, public
lands, resources, businesses,
and cultural interests to a
shared corridor vision. It will
also elevate the status of the


Community Calendar


CHRIST'S WAY RESTO-
RATION Ministries. Inc., in
conjunction with Walton
County Prevention Coalition,
and Families Network, are
promoting National Family
Day 2005. This event takes
place on September 26.
There are studies that sug-
gest that children and youth


who spend time having din-
ner with their families are
least likely to use drugs and
alcohol. So, as we partner
with local restaurants to pro-
mote this day, we ask that,
whether you eat dinner at
home or go out, please make
it a family day, and commit
yourselves to this everyday.


HURRICANE HELPERS AT Grayton Beach, located off
Hwy 283 at Logan Lane, has been busy distributing food,
clothing and other needed item to Katrina evacuees. Mike
Seibert is among the volunteers there. For those who wish
to contribute or for those needing assistance, please call 231-
0077.


RON GURTA OF the Navarre/Gulf Breeze Lions Club
pulls pork at Saturday's Sandestin Lions barbecue.'


SANDESTION LIONS
District Governor Anna
Pasquarello and husband
Vince are photographed at
Saturday's barbecue and flea
market at Winn Dixie
Plaza. Anna also is the re-
cipient of the club's Lion ofthe
Year award.


Dependable Cleaning Company Q
Experienced, Insured, Specializing in
Condo Units and Rental Houses.
Post-Construc ion Cleans.
J7,e/-/ Ph: 850-835-2515
S ce; o Cell: 850-585-3659 ....

www.kayakexperience.com
Kayak ExperienceI- -
Quality Kayaks for Sale or Rent
Accessories Charts
Maps Magazines
SChaco Sandals now instock
SOpen Mon. Fri. 10 AM to 5 PM
Sat. 10AM to 4 PM
D0n9 2941 83E.7-1577
oDestin, F:L 32541 8 7 6 -


THE SANDESTIN LIONS A
donated all the proceeds from
their Saturday barbecue to-
wards Hurricane Katrina I
Relief in place of their usual
sight programs. "






Good News UMC

host disaster

readiness program


Everyone is invited to the
Disaster Readiness Program
on Sept. 24, from 3 p.m.-4:30
p.m., located on 4747 Hwy.
98, Santa Rosa Beach (across
from Bayou Bill's restaurant)
The Walton County EOC,
fire department, sheriff's de-
partment, EMS, and Destin


Coast Guard, will be present
to talk to the public regard-
ing how they can prepare for
different'kinds of disasters.
The event is sponsored by
the Florida 4H Foundation.
For more information, call
Rebecca Cuches at 835-4820.


Sept. 24


Taste of 30-A


color festival


Taste of 30-A festival will
be at WaterColor Marina
Park Saturday, Sept. 24,
from 3 7 p.m. Admission is
free.
Located in the WaterColor
community on the north side
of CR- 30A, between Grayton
Beach and Seaside. Turn left
at four-way stop onto
WaterColor Boulevard north
and follow the park back to
the Marina Park amphithe-
ater on Western Lake.
The Sunday Gospel Cham-


pagne Brunch will be at
Eden Gardens State Park,
Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-
12:30 p.m., $65 per person.
Located in Point Washing-
ton on the north side of U.S.
98. Take CR- 395 north to
Eden State Gardens.
Proceeds benefit the
American Red Cross and Sal-
vation Army to help victims
of Hurricane Katrina, and
Friends of Eden State Gar-
dens.,


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Hurricanes



DISASTER SUPPLY KIT


Water: At least one gallon per person for three to seven days

Food: At least enough for three to seven days

Food for infants or the elderly

Non-electrical can opener

Blankets and pillows

Extra clothes seasonal/ rain gear/ sturdy shoes

First aid kit / medications / prescription drugs

Toiletries / hygiene items / moisture wipes

Flashlight / extra batteries

Radio battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Cash banks and ATNIs may not be open or available
for extended periods

Important documents: In a waterproof container -
proof of insurance, medical records, bank accounts numbers.
Social Securit\ cards, etc.

Fill vehiclee fuel tanks

Supplies for an\ pets identification / immunization records.
medications, food and water, carrier or cage, a muzzle and
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corridor, increasing the po-
tential for grant funding.
The Scenic 30-A Corridor
Advocacy Group (CAG) has
accomplished much toward
its goal for designation, but
much is yet to be done. More
community involvement is
needed to move this effort for-
ward to gain the designation
of a Florida Scenic Highway.
Volunteers are needed for in-
put concerning topics such as:
a corridor vision, goals, and
protection techniques, as well
as specific concerns such as
transportation, signage,
parking, bicycle/ pedestrian
paths, waste removal, light-
ing and funding issues.






THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


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FOR SALE

8 BY 12 FT TENT, includes screened
porch, sleeping bag, 11 ft by 12 ft din-
ing canopy. Call 859-2395. ltp 9/22
APARTMENT SIZE washer and
dryer-stack. $100. 951-8210. 1tp 9/
22
FOR SALE NORDICTRACK EXP
1000 treadmill; new cond. $450. Jeep
wrangler soft top. Good condition.
$250. 892-2522. ltp 9/22
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
4tp 9/1-9/30
ALICE'S ANTIQUES
Collectibles & Used Furniture.
2374 S Second Street (280-A)
Near 1-10 overpass.
Open -Tues to Fri. 10-5, Sat. 12-4,
Phone 892-4074.
Nice selection, dining table & chairs,
dressers, chests, iron bed double &
king, china cabinets, rockers, wicker
'set brown, lots of glassware, cast iron
skillets,vintage jewelry & inens. You
must see this shop, it is like no other,
come visit.. tfc 9/22
U-PICK/WE PICK, OKRA, Derry
Braswell, 850-834-2121.5tp 8/25-9/
22
MINI ROUND BALES
OF PINE STRAW
Mulch hay.
BAND SAW LUMBER
Cut any size you want.
Call 892-2102. Leave Message.
15wds


FILL DIRT, l"
clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway material.
All delivered.
Spreading ilaS.le...
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 892-3873.
QH MARE-9 YRS OLD. Up-to-date
on shots and coggins. $1200. 835-
2316 or 699-0775. Itp 9/22
WHITE BEACH SAND
$20/CY, 21 CY Load, :
10 Load minimum.
Jim Keeler, 850-834-2974.
tfc 9/15
CLEAN, WELL FERTILIZE
Coastal Hay for sale
Square bales. $3.50
Rolls $33.00
Delivery Available.
850-569-2337.
72tp 8/15-3/15
BAHIA HAY FOR SALE- 1,000 LB.
ROLLS with minimal weed. Limed
fertilized April. Cut 6n order. $24./roll.
No delivery (834-567) 1tp 9/22

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FREE
ESTIMATES!

850-258-5682
850-573-9064
1 Re*rfe ncesavailable

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT



Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Next Class: October 3rd
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
-Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com


Washer & dryer $175 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


MUSIC SUPPLIES/
LESSONS

GUITAR, BASS, PIANO LESSONS
available. Layaway available for
Christmas. 892-7073. 2tc 9/22-9/29


WANTED

1968-72 CHEVY PICKUP for parts.
Needs to be movable. 892-0782.2tp
9/22-9/29



PETS/PET SUPPLIES

BOXER PUPPIES for sale. $100.
Full blooded-black and brown. 1
male & 4 females. 850-533-6578.
2tp 9/15-9/22



MOTORCYCLE


1997 HARLEY DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER 1200/ Excellent con-
dition. Black and silver. $6,500, firm.
Tom 850-892-6089. 1tp 9/15


AUTOS


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,o00. 1: StQRAut.,S,hQp, 951.-
1137.tfc 6/9


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

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


1996 19.5 FT BAYLINER. 3.0L in-
board. Runs great, looks good, acces-
sories included. $6,000.951-3074. ltp
9/22


RV/CAMPERS

88 ISTACA MOTOR HOME. Good
shape-45,000 miles. Sleeps 6, new a/
c. TV, Campground membership in
Ocean Springs. $12,000. 850-892-
9194. 2tp 9/15-9/22


BOATS

RHINO BOATS Joe's Motor Service,
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
3 BD/2BA SINGLE WIDE-
OAKWOOD OMNI. 1996 -76x16. Re-
frigerator, stove, Central air. $12,900.
850-305-1500. 2tp 9/22-9/29


SERVICES

TRACTOR WORK-DISC..bushhog
lime/fertilize, spread, food plots, gar-
dens driveways rocked. 892-2522. 8tp
9/22- 11/10


AU Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Insulation Tile Board Mailbox Post
Vanities Siding Wood Paneling


Deck Kits Available
6' x 8' 8' x 16,
8'x 10' 12'x1.4' ,,
8'x 1.2' 12'xl 16'
niclludes post ftrining, 5/4 deci .


l~oartls. liaidratls anrt sla sql.sidles


M-F 8am-5 pm*Sat. 8 am Noon


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
SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE-
Mowing, trimming, gen. clean up,
Dependable, Free estimates, 892-
5756. tfc 8/18
TRACTOR WORK, Bushhogging
and lot clearing available. Call 974-
2259/892-9838. tfp 10/28
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

GUITAR, BASS, PIANO LES-
SONS available. Layaway avail-
able for Christmas. 892-7073. 2tc
9/22-9/29


YARD

SALES


MOVING SALE
Great stuff we can't take with us.
Sat. 9/24/05 -8 am 3 pm. 337.
Shady Creek Lane off Bob Sikes
Rd. Follow signs. itp 9/22
YARD SALE: SAT. 9/24. 7 AM TO
1 PM. 90 W & Fairfield Dr. Misc.
items. 1tp 9/22


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315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
& EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
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DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
Bonifav 547-0726
Chipley 638-8183
Self-ervice Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit Units are carpeted
5x5 = S20 5x10 = S28
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PORTABLE BUILDINGS


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24' x 36
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1460 WZEP to buy, sell or trade, lost


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18'x21' N
DOUBLE CARPORT
$679.00
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This price includes FREE installation.CHEAPEST PRICES AROUND I
ISonny Heath: 892-9717 892-4347 Cell 830-4905.


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2226 US Hwy. 90 W., DeFuniak Spr


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


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


FOR RENT
FURNISHED 1BD-1BA COTTAGE
with W/S/G, lawn maintenance, pest
control included for $500 month w/
$500 ,ii'.I.il for mature single or
couple, ':.? 1'l7, itc 9/22


Brik 3/1 on 1.02 ac remodeled, reroofed, relandscaped
Brick 03 1 On )2 IOU. reland
Movein condition!
Alongside is separate parcel 1.2 ac
Can build additional h e & rent the other!
Grat income opportifil r enjoy ALL toyurself
SBrokers Protected
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E -., =- '' R
Total 222 ac w/lhme RBE UCED to $175,000
3898 Cnty. Hwy. 280A, DeFunia' Springs
MONEY TALK$.cdilTey 850-951-2778


SANTA ROSA BEACH
* ChryslerAve 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'xl10' Large Corner Lot Don Bishop and Roberts Rd... $229,500.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
*Lake Rosemary Great Lake.Lot for. your new mobile Home.
Paved foad, .64 Acre .$99,500
* Lots, Lots, Lots Homes or Mobile Homes, Builders & Plans
for your New Home. Oakl'o6dd 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. Beautiful Kings Lake on 400+ Acres

Call Kathryn Brigman
Realtor
KELLER Cell :.205-902-3202
WLL MS. Home 850-622-1503
Emerald Coast -622-1955
-w.,..-- .. ..,,- Fax d 850o622-1 955
owned and operated


SMALL, NICE HOME for rent, by
owner in the country. Furnished, new
appliances. 2/bd/lba on 2 acres,
fenced yard, ground maintenance
provided monthly. Tenant pays elec-
tric. Ideal for retired couple-non-
smoking, non-drinking. Security de-
posit of $1,200 w/ monthly rent $600.
Must sign short term lease. For full
details call 835-2163. 4tc 9/8/-9/29
HILLTOP TERRACE APTS. 600 N.
4th St., Florala, AL. Affordable
housing 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 Opportunities 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
FOR RENT-2BR MOBILE HOME on
quiet street includes washer and
dryer. 892-9748. 1tp 9/22
LAKEVIEW IN DFS furnished two
bedroom house with air/heat @ 536
Baldwin Ave. $700 a month-includes
cable. Call 859-0188 or 239-470-
0041. Short-term negotiable, tfc 9/
15


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. $900.
a month-includes water. Perfect for
2 or 3 people. Call 239-353-0414 or
859-0188. tfc 8/4-44WDS
ONE BEDROOM, ONE bath house
for rent on Chabot Drive, DeFuniak.
$400 monthly with a deposit of $200.
892-3843. 2tp 9/15-9/22


1800 SQ. FT. Office space. Excellent
for Doctors office's or real estate of-
fices. Call 974-5010 or 951-2244 for
more information, tfc 2/24
3 BR/1/3/4 BATH-BRICK HOME. CH/
A & heat. Large barn, fenced back
yard. Water & garbage p/u provided.
$700. a month with a $700. security
deposit. 1 year lease required with ref-
erence check. Argyle Heights, east of
DFS. 892-2227 after 6 or leave mes-
sage.


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WHERE YOU CAN CREATE
THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS!!!

MOSSY HEAD AREA I L.:.: i- -,:ie eo:h
L.P.: $25,000 Each!
MOSSY HEAD AREA -.:: .I:.r, eera l.::..ted
t..:, : n lr, re :tL.e -. D"e F,.,r,,...: '-.F..rir.n-o l
L.P.: $69.900!
WATERFRONT LOT ON MALLET BAYOU
.:.r, [ter L.,: : hi,:lh .:n-,-d .:ir. all rhe ..o r.o
S.: rer -le Fr.: r.rr .:.:..-,e- .. i, I [EF' permit in
l. :e .: d.::. .',.: er de.:l pr:.th -, -I:. En ,:., r,.l-IahIr
d r,..:in..: ,i r.:_. : thI- :hI i t- r ,in, i r, iti- l
L.P.: $415.000!
EAST BAYOU FOREST ROAD,
SOUTH OF FREEPORT
L .o .- u .... -.: L.:.. l- l.:..t, n.. .-r, l-J;e
I ].: n._L .,r f: e th .,- t 1 irr.. nd ,-,,,I
L.P.: $199.900 Each
or Both $375,000!
To Speak With An Agent With
The Burgess Team
Call (850, 585-0662


850-864-5517


888-837-5517


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Real Estate


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NEW ON THIE MARKET
(R-1195) 2 BR72 BA like new manufactured
home on large corner ot with a view of the
Choctawhatch.ee River. If you're looking for
great fishing, this'is your place. Deeded access
to the river and next to boat launch. Great for
full time residence or a weekend getaway.
$159,900





NEWi,,l'lSTrfING


Good rental history.
^^^^$65,000^^^^^^^


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JUNIPER LAKE AREA
(R-1103) Cottage near Juniper Lake just per-
fect 2 BR/1 BA, fireplace, tile floor, carport,
huge back deck plus privacy fence.
$129,900


















NEW ON THE MARKET
(L-1160/L-1170) Excellent building lots in exclu-
sive Hidden Lakes Subdivision.
Paved road frontage.
.66 ac. $62,500

.74 ac. $71,000


.80 ACRES


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NEW LISTING
(R-1199) Beautiful 3 BR/1 BA home in the heart
of DeFuniak Springs. Situated on 1.09 acres,
this home has too many updated features to
list. The home is in excellent condition and the
property is everything you could imagine.
$285,000



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LAKE ROSEMARY CT.
(R-1086) A large 3 BR/2 BA manufactured
home on almost an acre lot, with water view.
Spacious living room with fireplace. 2 large
porches. Ready to move in.
$99,500


Ki Prudential

Menifield & Pilcher


Really

SELLING WALTON COUNTY


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


Sally R. Merrifield,
Broker, Owner
850-865-0640


Ronnie Jones
850-585-8204


Dawne Miller
850-225-7710


Terry J. Pilcher,
Realtor/Owner
850-865-2541


Debbie Jones
850-865-2541


Christa Merrifield-Mitchell
Realtor, Owner
850-978-2973


Jack Cole
850-585-6707


Judi King
850-951-195


Beth Johnston
Office Manager
850-892-4645
Mac Work
1 850-333-0315


DO YOU HAVE THE CREDIT
BUT NOT THE DOWN PAYMENT $?

Prestige Home Center
Can get you approved today!

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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


HOMES FOR RENT
STOP RENTING! Own a bra
land/home package. For $5(
$500-$1,000 mo. 850-864-55
5713. tfc4/14-15wds


and new
00 dwn-
517/244-
*


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 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

RENT IN TOWN. 3 bd/2 full bath-
All new appliances & CH/A-big lot-
Good neighborhood-quiet-62 E. To-
ledo Ave.-No pets! By appt only.
$625 mo/DD same-Available Oct.
1 Ken-892-2442 Max 2 adults-2
kids.

SMALL 2 BD MOBILE HOME-Par-
tial furnished. 25 Caswell. $450
month-$450 deposit. 850-256-2719.
1tp 9/22


WATERFRONT HOME
Situated on beautiful
lot. 3 BR/2 BA, inside
newly painted,
1735 sq. ft. Ten Lakes
Estates. $265,000.00.
LOVELY
EUCHEEANA
Realty, In c. VALLEY
y, I n c 24.7 wooded acres on
Hwy. 183. Over 1400'
892-3978 hwy. frontage.
Seller financing.
MIS Cell (850) 685-4100 I- S$287,500.00.


REAL ESTATE
www.Team Walton.com A i



Bev Clark Donna Arnold
850-699-0199 850-978-2790
bev@TeamWalton.com Jaremy Fratwell donna@TeamWalton.com
850-830-3008
jeremy@TeamWalton.corn






New Listing

Nice 1 acre lot with older mobile home.
Home given little value in the price.
Electric service,.community water and
septic system established and on at listing
date. Lot has nice front yard with small
back yard and some wooded area. Would
make excellent rental property
or first.home.........$45,000


3-Il"


KELLER WILLIAMS
EMERALD COAST 15 Regions Way, Suite 4-A
An Independent Member Broker Destin, FL 32541


MOBILE HOME FOR RENTO-3.BD/
1BA ON PRIVATE LOT, storage
shed, blacktop road. $650 per month.
$400 deposit. Utilities included. 830-
0793 No HUD WWD hookups. itp 9/
22

RENT-TO-OWN: 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
mobile home: needs work. Combined
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, tfc-7/21-52wds

2BR/1BA upstairs apartment. CH/A
$440/month $440 deposit. Open end
of September. 951-2859, Leave mes-
sage. 2tp 9/15-9/22


REAL ESTATE

I BUY HOUSES
I buy Houses!
Any area, any condition.
Also lots, land and mobile homes.
Avoid foreclosure.
850-830-1014/334-858-2911.


LOTS FOR SALE

2 ADJOINING LOTS in Oakwood
Hills-$36,000. 850-585-0981. 2tp 9/
15-9/22


SThe Proven Professionals

Naylor
ln -_i_ REALTY
S.776 BALDWIN AVENUE
Bruce Naylor 951-2488
Owner-Broker www.brucenaylor.com MLS.

CROSS CREEK SHORES...Waterfront lot with 140 ft. on
LaGrange Bayou. Cleared and ready to build................$650,000

WILDWOOD LAKES...Beautiful 1 acre lot on water with nice
slope that goes down to lake....................... ...............$99,000
40 ACRES IN MOSSY HEAD...40 acre parcel in Mossy Head,
has Hwy. 1087 frontage and city water........ ...........$600,000
HISTORICAL HOME...Built Circa 1905, 2100 SF, 2-story home.
W walking distance to lakeyard......................................... $190,000

JUNIPER LAKE...Waterfront lot on Juniper Lake. Seawall, car
garage, and nicely landscaped...................................... $125,000

COMMERCIAL...1 acre lot of Woodlawn Business Park, one of
the newest platted commercial subdivision..................$175,000

5 ACRES IN FREEPORT...5 acre parcel that adjoins Eglin AFB.
Hard to find parcel:............................... ........ $225,000

6.95 ACRES IN MOSSY HEAD...Located on Redd Road. High
and dry, pie shaped parcel.........................................$97,300

40 ACRE PARCEL IN HOLMES COUNTY...Located in Ponce
de Leon. Beautiful hardwoods.........................................$175,000

COMMERCIAL...Over 300 ft. of hwy. frontage on Hwy. 331. over
90 acres. Between Wal-Mart & 1-10...........................$10,000,000

227 ACRES...1000 ft. of hwy. frontage on paved road. Wooded,
great hunting, some lowlands.........:............................. $520,284

NEED TO SELL? CALL NAYLOR REALTY!
AGENTS
Bruce Naylor Alex Alexander Dale Cole
Scott Brannon Sue Rushing Rachael Earley
NO0 I TE0IM o IS YURPOPETY


FREEPORT
Beautiful--High/dry. .339 acre-cor-
ner lot in Bayfront community. Many
amenities. City utilities-$187,700.
Call owner at 231-3602 or
850.814.0041.
1tp 9/15


BAYFRONT LOT BEAUTIFUL VIEW
South Walton. $750,000 and 80 acres
planted pine north Walton. 850-834-
2550. 4tp 9/15-10/6

OAKWOOD HILLS LOTS in Unit #1
and #3, $18,000.00 each. For info.
Call 850-835-1330. 3tc 9/22-10/5


A FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE COMPANY

HOMES
Magnolia Lake Estates... New construction
2400+ total sf 4BR/2BA brick home.....................$298,000
2500+ total sf 4BR/3BA brick home................. $325,000
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
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
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...202 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...;...........$10,000,000
Penn Williams Rd...50 acres north of DeFuniak Springs.
Ideal for country retreat or hunting preserve.........$500,000
Old Possum Ridge Rd...302 acres close to Crestview
currently going through a land use amendment to2 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
Girl Scout Rd...31 lots in Country Club Manor S/D which
should convert to 8 buildable lots......................$200,000
.42 acre lot Oakwood Hills Unit 1 .....................$17,500
.23 acre lot Oakwood Hills Unit 1...................$18,000
3 lots on Bayou Circle... 2 at .25 acre and 1 at .35 acre
close to the bay in Freeport......................$145,000 ea


Tom Hecker
850-830-1851
Michele Roof
850-415-0183
Duane Timmons
860-865-2500


John Weeks, Owner/Broker
850-585-2019


Laura Spence McNew
850-685-3481
Doug Goodhart
850-240-3690


Philip Spires
860-305-2186
Monica Farris
850-865-5656


103 Vines Road
Defuniak Springs, Florida
Auction: Thursday, September 22, 6:07 PM (ST
Selling Onsite

* 1.15 Acres of beautifully treed land

* Charmingly laid out 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath single story home

* House is freshly painted iand ready for an eager new owner

* Many new features!

* Remote RV pad with waterd- ,ower


1184-A Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


1850-951


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


CORNER LOT. Hwy 90 & Hinote Rd. HOUSE FOR SALE
.46 acre zoned rural village, power, King Lake Estates
water & septic in place $97,500. 3 bd/1ba
Great location for small business or 918 sq ft concrete foundation
office. Call Jeff Manis 974-5200 New carpet, porcelain tile,
Coldwet1Banker'JlE 5-aly *4tc 9/ -i appliances including washer &
./6 ; .. dryer. New paint.
"' Peidse call 850-499-5649.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS -Large lot. tfc 9/15
(.889:acre) Close to towi, .yg i:.the t
coity, Ut;ll;ies. vailbi bl$i5 '500. i15 RES for sale on Burgess Road
(8 9 1-044 or ill (8"50)758- off C ej Burgess Loop.$92,500.
9338 3tp 9/15-9/29 892-2954. 1tp 9/22


S6.LQTS -Oakwood Hills on.Blueridge
SBlvd;'Property is cleared & vacant.
$20,000 per lot or $110,000 total.
1.64 acre per lot. 850-685-1983 be-
fore 8 pm. 2tc 9/22-9/29


REAL ESTATE


PRIME .COMMERCIAL PROP-
ERTYW!1'+/- acres- 1 house, 2 cot-
tages,.2 wells, 500 ft. of Hwy 90 front-
age. $695, 000. Call Jeff Manis, 974-
5200, JME Realty 4tc 9/15-10/6
BR//BA MOBILE ON 1/3 ACRE.
$60,000.951-2859. Leave Message.
3tc 9/15-9/29


LAKEVIEW LOT;-.
.6 acres on S 2nd St./280A
next to Pine Shores s/d
$48,000
Call Blue Mountain Beach Realty,
Cinda Jones.
850-585-7585,
tfc 9/15
3BRM 1-1/2 BRICK HOME-CH/A,
new paint, new carpet/vinyl fenced.
Back yard. 1 acre. $150,000.
3 BRM-1-3/4 BA BRICKHOME with
appl. CH/A, family room/office,
waterview, 1 acre, fenced, backyard.
$199,500. Call for appt.'850-835-
1330.

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


* 9,74 acres suitable for
development.
* Access by paved.
Caswell R1. and Martin,
Rd .
* Less than hour from
the Gulf of Mexico and
the Beaches ofSouth
Waltnn


* Currently zoned for 2 units per acre. Potential to
increase to 3 units per acre due to availbility of public
water.

Price: $950,000

Contact: Stu Heffernan


."cr..i70CJ 1Mw

c. 8ayWood Realty, Inc.
S 6715 W. HI ghway98
Santa Rosa Beach

850-267-2270


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LOG HOME-Custom Manufactured
Brand new- land /home packages.
Low monthly payments. 850-864-
5257. tfc 4/14

1 BUY HOUSES,
Lot$ and Acreage.
No HA$$LE$. Quick closing$
Call now 892-2284.
tfc 3/10


30A

REALTYI


125 Acres Comme
Red Bay. Hwy Fr
# 387400.....$299
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New Home/Lot Pa
In Oak woods L
Estates
Prices Start at $14





Freeport Offic
Tonja Bonds,
Vickie Beard
Chris Beard
Beverly Johnson
Michael Harfield
Jamie Landreneau

8so-835-13
DeFuniak Offic
Lisa Rubs
John Danilow

850so-951-21

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SSelling local dirt since 1985!
FREEPORT HOMES
*Home on 1/4 Ac. Lot, bayview, boathouse & comm. dock........$475,000
S1.5 Ac. w/3 Bdrm/2Ba Mobile Home #383717 $155,000
*2111Sq. Ft., 4 Bdrm/2.5Ba in great water views #383706.........$589,900
*2 Bdrm/lBa Cottage, renovated #387415 $95,000
*3Bdrm/2Ba New Home 1,300 sq. ft. #391756 $296,000
*Great House on 4 Ac., Rob Roy Road #390587 $449,000
*3Bdrm/2Ba, renovated Mobile Home, very nice #400347.........$139,900
-' *Goodwin Creek Rd., 3Bdrm/2Ba on 1 acre #397729.................$145,000
S*3.83 Ac., Don Graff Rd., 3 Bdrm/2Ba Mobile #391685............$249,000
.INC. *Pine St., 2Bdrm/lBa 1684 Sq. Ft. #39952 .$279,900
*Redfish Rd., 2Bdrm/2Ba Mobile Home #384450 .$124,900
Shady Lane, 3Bdrm/lBa, Huge oak trees #383882....................$350,000
VACANT LAND
*3 Acres on J. W. Hollington Rd. #380054 $199,900
ercial *4 1/2 Acre Lots, Bay Loop Area #382975 Each $129,000
montage *East Bay Loop Rd., Lot .62 Acre #382963 $169,900
*Cross Creek Shores Lot 15-C #383253 $154,900
,900) *Developers! 7.6 Acres, fenced, zoned R-3 #383002...............$5,000,000
* *Developers Dream, 673 Ft. on Black Creek, 31.1 Ac...........$14,500,000
*8.44 Ac. off Rock Hill Rd. on White Creek Rd. #384143..........$126,000
*Comer lot in city limits, Hanson Rd. #384317 $100,000
*2 lots, 1.84 acres total, Black Creek Blvd. #384387..................$389,000
*Palmetto St., Magnolia Baye Subdivision #380467 $75,000
*1;5 Ac. Seymour Rd. #383427 $200,000
*10 Ac. Hatcher Cemetary Rd. #376334 $1,000,000
ckages *19 Bayside Dr., 46 Ft. open Bayou views #379647....................$499,000
akes *Zoned C-l, 2.4 Acres, Commercial off N Jackson #383605.......$495,000
*3 Ac. Black Creek Blvd., near Hwy 20 $420,000
5.00 LaGrange Shores, .52 acres, paved streets #385041..................$125,000
45.00 *Sandy Pines Lots 24 & 25 Each $99,900
*Southwood Circle, 2 Ac., great Spec houses #387865................$240,000
*2 Ac. Bay Loop Area w/deeded bay access #393490.................$499,900
5 Ac. Bay Loop Road #394753 $725,000
S14.6 Ac. Canary Lane #387399 $450,000
S11 Ac., J.W. Hollington Road#383715 $560,000
*Bay View Lot, Bay Grove Road #394141 ; $258,500
*Great Home Site, Happy Hollow Road #388458 $249,000
e* Nice Corner Lot, Pinelog Street #396356 $119,900
*1 Ac. on Goodwin Creek Road $145,000
*9.5 Ac., W. C. Currington #395048 $119,000
*.88 Ac., Corner Lot in Freeport #402088 $145,000
*Windswept Estates............#387422 $229,000
*9.32 Ac., Bay Loop Area..........#400630 $765,000
*4 Ac., J.W. Hollington Rd. on Creek #391357 $229,000
WATERFRONT
*4 lots, on Alaqua, 95 Ft. on water #373180....................Each $145,000
1 Waterfront Lot in Cross Creek S/D #379647. $499,000
*Over 1/2 Acre on a canal south of Hwy 20 #380506...............$239,000
*2 Mallet Bayou waterfront lots #382883 Each $450,000
,e: -2 Canal front lots w/seawall Each $200,000
*Lake Holley Cr. 3 Bdrm/3.5 Ba, 3480 Sq. Ft. on lake.............$535,000
*170 Ft. on River, Lot 29 & 3u #39464, ................ ........... $190,000
*120 Ft. on water w/dock, lift and sea~ all 39'"810 ........ $599,000
130 DEFUNIAK
S10 Acres off 331 near Paxton, pond footage #380840.................$84,000
*3 Lots Renoir Rd 85 \ 170 e:each #3!716....... ....... 5 00
*S .'+Acres. Cleared. Fenced. on 3 mjiorroads i#35d....... $1 .200.000
"Mi Si *Lo-) I : I O:,,i ,od Hill_ ... .. .. .... .2',500


"Your Satisfaetion Is Our # 1 Goal"

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PRICE REDUCED!
Prettiest 4.2 acres in
north Walton County, Property has
been partially cleared and has
mature pecan and oak trees!
Price has been reduced from
$55,000.00 to
$45,000.00
MLS #391164


,, VERY NICE LOT!
;; Oakwood Hills Unit 7, 85x170 level lot in
fast growing area, community water
'Aavailable, unrestricted neighborhood.
$32,500.00

S" i MLS #396070
, [ "4~nT


LOOKING FOR ACREAGE?
Enjoy fine country living in this home
located on 40 acres, property has a
cypress pond, pasture and woods,
located in Ponce de Leon.

$450,000.00
MLS #388343


HOME SWEET HOME!
Very nice home on 1 acre in Paxton, this
property is absolutely beautiful and you
won't find a better deal than this! 3 BR/1
BA home is in great condition! This one
won't last long!!
$75,000.00
MLS #388074


SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME
on 5 acres in Ponce de Leon.
Property is very nice and
suitable for livestock!

$139,000.00
MLS #394142


6 ACRES
Located west of DeFuniak
Springs. This is very nice
property and would make an
ideal homesite, great for per-
son with horses or those who
prefer privacy!
$90,000.00

MLS #400286


MOBILE HOME


on 2 lots, property is
located on a lake with a
40 foot dock!

$195,000.00

MLS #401544


5 ACRES


in DeFuniak Springs,
property has nice oak trees
and would make a beautiful
homesite.

$65,000.00

MLS #399406


SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME
on 1/2 acres in DeFuniak
Springs, home sits on large
lot with two outbuildings.

$97,500.00

MLS #387429


NEW LISTING!

12.5 acres on Deertrail
Road, 2 acres have been
cleared, nice property for
pasture or livestock.
$105,000.00

MLS #388213


rO 1147 HWY. 90 W. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
SIRON 850-951-2703 FB

64HORSE HOMES, LAND, COMMERCIAL


S Dave Burnis Gillis
Brotherton Watson Douglass
850-865-1562 850-830-1286 850-865-5942


Gayl
Brotherton
850-865-2636'


Elizabeth
Brannon
850-585-8016


Lynn
Chesser
850-585-1098


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FOR RENT
Santa Rosa Beach, South of 98
Approximately one mile from beach
4 bedroom/2/V Bath, 1900 square feet
Sits on one half acre. No pets.
$1,800.00 Deposit
$1,800.00 Per Month Rent
Call 850-830-8398
Owner is licensed Realtor in Florida


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 2005


HELP WANTED
FULL TIME/PART TIME
SALES CUSTOMER
SERVICE ASSOCIATES
Retail/customer service experi-
ence, computer skills, excellent
verbal communication skills
required.
Call for application.
THE UPS STORE
Watercolor Crossing Center
Hwy 395
Santa R6sa Beach, FL
850-231-3505.
2tc 9/1509/22

JOB OPENINGS: Cook, housekeep-
ing, 3 positions available. Call 850-
535-4432 For more information
about requirements. Caryville loca-
tions. 4tc 9/15-10/6

TRUE RESIDUAL INCOME
Work from home.
www.LivingHealthyLivingFree.info
2tc 9/22-9/29

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 9/
22-10/27


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
Milisa at (334) 684-5056 for more in-
formation. 5tc/15-10/13

NFC DEVELOPMENT is now hiring
all types of laborers good pay. 28
Cypress Breeze Dr. SRB area. 622-
1542. 2tc 9/15-9/22

PLUMBERS NEEDED Destin area-
full time permanent position. Exp.
only. $20 per hour. Call 687-9304.
4tp 9/22-10/13

DCC INC. IS taking applications for
concrete laborers. Please call 892-
6780 for information. 6tp 9/22-10/27

RED BAY SAND COMPANY has a
job opening for a Class A CDL Truck
Driver with experience. Clean MVR.
Drug test required. Call 836-4500.2tc
9/15-9/22









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Florence Armour
3-14~ i m J eral'rl Id j. vI 'lvy ,Suil 1i
DeHin FL 3:".41
850-269-4060 Phone
850-269-0345 Fax
850-246-4298 Cell
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-FREEPORT HOMES
*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. $299,900
* 2 Bedroom cottage w/office built
in 2004. Nicely landscaped. Big
porches. Vaulted ceilings. Deeded
access to Black Creek. $25o,ooo.
FREEPORT LOTS
LaGrange Shores! Oversized lot
with nice trees. Paved streets,
city water/sewer and cable
TV available. $119,9oo
*Magnolia Baye! Lot is cleared
with water/septic. Mobile homes
welcome! $70,000.
WJNDSWEPT ESTATES
Fi clw..t'- r.nly gated golf course
community. Windswept Dunes,
an 18 hole course, was voted #5 in
the Top Ten Courses by Golf
F. -.;. i.11 Lakefront and Golf
Course Lots available
from $174,900oo.
BAY HARBOUR
Discover the North Shore!
This unique subdivision features
175 acre nature preserve, nature
trails, boardwalk to bay, tennis
courI'- rilt, u.ller & sewer and
unl.I i.rni d ililities.
l I.,ltr r I ..[i' Ih'.-i iorlots
available from $175,ooo
NICEVILLE COMMERCIAL
oRO-+t sq.. of commercial space.
H ~h traffic location, roll-up door
in rear. Price Reduced
8399,000.
METTO


(850) 835-4153
(850) 835-4153


CHELCO SERVICES, INC.
A CHELCO COMPANY
Has an immediate opening for a
PART TIME DRIVER to make daily
deliveries to each office. Work hours
are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 12
p.m.
Applicant must possess a valid
driver's license and have a safe driv-
ing record.
Chelco Services is a drug-free work-
place and an equal opportunity em-
ployer.
Apply in person at 99 S. 18th St. in
DeFuniak Springs, FL. Between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or fax your
resume to 850-951-0100. ltc 9/22
'82wds


TRUCK SERVICING MECHANIC for
Mack T-jcks. 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 aver-
age pay and benefits. Call 622-1115
between 7 am and 4 pm. M-F or ap-
ply in person at 105 Commercial
Parkway, SRB, FL. tfc 7/28

TWO POSITIONS for carpentry, in-
terior and exterior, decks, etc. Must
be dependable, energetic, and moti-
vated. $8.00 -- $12.00. Pay based on
experience, ability. Possible benefits
Will train right person. Call 850-892-
7775 for appt. ltc 9/22. 32wds


Jack Cole, Realtor
850-585-6707 jcole@prudentialmp.com

What I can do for YOU,
if you're considering selling your property!
1. Provide comparable information about the pricing of YOUR
property
2. Share information about YOUR property on the Multiple
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4. Field phone calls about YOUR property
5. Negotiate the sales contract of YOUR property
6. WORK FOR YOU!!!
Call me today for a free, no obligation
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OPEN HOUSE


87 Pine Shores Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL


Sept. 24, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Sept. 25, 1 p.m. 4 p.m.


FOR CAS.FOU


1900 sq,ft, 3 BD/2BA,
2.39 acres on paved road, fireplace,
large kitchen, storage building
REDUCED! $115,000

Leanne, Re/Max Southern

850-428-2882


Jonathan P. Roberts P n ,, ,, P 85r-231-5454
wA .V beachri. jrr J l ir.al-,io n' tbeachlan. d nr at 850-r-94-2846


FreepcDri Io'" RJ
Canola Front JUST
Steel Framed
Troy Ceilings" "''" ,:
Built 2004.
3BR/2BA' Ifj
1472 SF I
.55 Acre
$479.000 ""


LISTED


Lot 59 Mallet Bayou Rd -Freeport
covenant protected s/d. paved roads.
.64 acre homesile, $129 00


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

10 Acre Tracts DeFuniak Springs Area..................$70,000
Owner Financed at $700 down & $700 mo.

4 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 I-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


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3/3/2, lakefront, brick fireplace, screen porch.
$299,900.

Don Morrow, 830-6209
BayWalk Real Estate, Inc.


c .ll 1 J y r i th a l l .-

"Alaking The Difference" (8501 835-1737


* 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
* 253 Hurley Dr. Waterfront Home D.F.S. Great View & Fishing,
2 BR 1.5 BA, Brick siding, updated kitchen w newer appliances
and countertops $289,900


* Southwood Circle 1.02 Acrei. Ba;, L,..op Afe.

* 85.95. & Ill Anchor Rd. Great Inmestment!
1.2 Acre 3 MNIH'; Ticc.. \\jalcr. Septic.
Electric and Cabie jajiljble Moll .IJd Sellhr
\.aiiuc i.n lie Land' Priced For ou To Bu. .At
* Hanen Road I ,-cre. BJo L::.p ia .. ..


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Grual3 In~eesiment.Great Bu~s!


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NORTH & CENTRAL \AL N ULNTf
WATERFRONT IN FREEPORT Boathouse, Dock, Seawall,
Well, Septic & Electric. Already in place. $190,000
COMMERCIAL CORNERS on SR 20 & SR-81- 1+/- Acre Triangle
(3 Paved Roads) High Traffic .......................Lease Only
1 ACRE IN FREEPORT 2 Rental Units, 2 Lots of Record
W ill 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 Bruce High Traffic Area. SALE or LEASE........$660,000
BAYVIEW FOREVER See the water without a ladder!
Upscale north.shore neighborhood, many amenities. See to believe
at this price!
Bay Harbor Lot 19 .67 Acre, Lot 18 .58 Acre.................Ea.$225,000
BLACK CREEK- .58 Acre Lot Subdivision offers two deep
water docks on Black Creek. Boat launch and
The Outpost less than a mile away ..$75,000
FISH & HUNT PARADISE- 6.67 Acres, 3 Lakes:
In Jackson County .......................... $65,000
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,~'' '. '' l ". ,-' 1-534 Quiet and serene country home in a very
S, '.. .- I. desirable area of DeFuniak Springs on 1 acre. Brick
home with 3 BR/1.5 bath, vaulted ceiling in living
room and dining room. Utility room is separate from
p the kitchen with washer/dryer hook up. Sliding glass
door in the dining room leading to the patio. Large
- ,' .ik '.l .. .e H concrete front porch with stone facade. Large work-
Sshop in back yard. Has lovely shade tree in the front
with the front and side yard recently sodded.
$175,000.00.


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ac re,, \i[h a -4 bediooin 2 1 b.ah Ii Ii i'. wic
hCtmc features a fiicr'ileplace .l i.itr iirhi'.k
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P.O. Bx 635, 257 US Hwy. 90 East DeFunlak Springs, FL 32435
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


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

THREE POSITIONS OPEN: Two
working with developmentally dis-
abled adults in Walton County. One
full-time position as ADT Assis-
tant Manager, providing individual-
ized community inclusion/day train-
ing services. Must possess at least
an Associate's Degree and two
years of experience in a related field.
One part-time position as Support
Services Provider to work one-on-
one to provide non-medical care, su-
pervision, and socialization activi-
ties. Must have high school diploma
or equivalent and at least one year
of experience in a related field. Ex-
perience may substitute on a year-
for-year basis for educational re-
quirements. One part-time. Sea-
sonal Employee to do mowing and
general road-side maintenance. Ex-
perience preferred but will train. All
positions require a valid Driver's Li-
cense with good driving record and
ability to pass local/federal back-
ground checks and pre-employment
drug test. Interested applicants
should apply for employment at
Walton County ARC, Inc. 1408A
State Hwy 83, DeFuniak Springs, FL
between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.


Driver Dedicated S.E.
COASTAL TRANSPORT
HOME EVERY WEEKEND
GUARANTEED!
S65% preloaded/pretarped
SAvg. $718-$918/week
Mobile, AL Terminal
CDL-A req'd. 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com


Drivers

USA
Readymix concrete

Now Hiring CL A & B CDL
Readymix/Dump 'Truck
Drivers. Excellent Wages
and Benefits'.
USA is an EOE.
Call 850-785-1934.
S )l O c:9-8



Diesel Fuel $1.25/Gallon
Everyday!
A Major FL Flatbed Company
& a division of Rinker Materials
is seeking
Owner/Operators.
$1000.00 Sign on Bonus!
Deisel Fuel $1.25/Gallon!!!
Our Flatbed Trailers &
Equip..
Dedicated & FL in-state
Runs
Consistent Freight
Home Daily & Weekends
Opportunities Available
Weekly Take Home Pay
after fuel & insurance
averages $900-$1500 &
more!
Tractor Purchase Program
available to qualified drivers
A 1 Year CDL "A". No
more than 3 moving viola-
tions in 7 years. No accidents
in the last 3 years.
Call our Palatka Terminal
for a phone interview,
Mon-Fri-8-5p
888-714-0056
EOE, DFWP





Bright House Network
has a opening for one,
Installer/Service
Techriician.The posi-
tion pertains to install-
ing, trouble shooting
digital Cable TV and
internet services.


Must have a valid
driver's license with a
good driving record for
the past five years, high
school diploma or
equivalent. Applications
available at 94 Walton
Road between the hours
of 8:00 AM and 5:00
PM Monday Friday.
Bright House Network
is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. M/F/D/V.


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

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

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. Class Aor 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


Would you like to
stay home with your
children and earn
money too?

You can! Consider
becoming a family child
care provider. There is an
urgent need for family child
care providers in Walton
County.

You are invited to an
information meeting at
Child Care Services:
Thursday, September 22,
7:00 PM at 1184-C Circle
Drive in DeFuniak Springs.
Call Susan at 892-8560 to
reserve a seat.



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






Bright House Network
has a opening for one
Installer/Service
Technician.The posi-
tion pertains to install-
ing, trouble shooting
digital Cable TV and
internet services.
Must have a valid
driver's license with a
good driving record for
the past five years, high
school diploma or
equivalent. Applications
available at 94 Walton
Road between the hours,
of 8:00 AM and 5:00
PM Monday Friday.
Bright House Network
is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. M/F/D/V.


ARBY'S BEAVERS INC. Is currently
accepting application for Manager
Trainees at all area locations. Com-
petitive wages, flexible scheduling,
insurance, meal discounts and ca-
reer advancement opportunities. Ap-
ply in person. E.O.E. NO PHONE
CALLS PLEASE. tfn1/2 32wds

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

HELP WANTED FULL TIME Poul-
try tenant. 892-4258. ltp 9/22

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

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER, 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.

Full Time Cook
Evening shift. Benefits.
$500.00 sign-on bonus.
Apply in person
Parthenon
Healthcare of Crestview
1849 1st Ave. East
Crestview, FL. EOE


NURSE (LPN)

OR MEDICAL

ASSISTANT

NEEDED
for newly opened physician
clinic in Florala, AL. Must
have physician office expe-
rience. Competitive pa\
and benefits.
Call
(334) 858-3287
for info.
EOE


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Please be advised that the Walton
County Board of Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing to consider
the following Ordinance during
their regular meeting on September
27, 2005 at 4:00 PM, or as soon
thereafter. This meeting will be at
the South Walton Courthouse Annex
located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd.,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. A copy
of the proposed Ordinance can be ob-
tained from the Walton County Ad-
ministration Office located at 117
Montgomery Circle, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida or by calling (850)
892-8155.
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE WALTON COUNTY LAND
DEVELOPMENT CODE CON-
CERNING FUTURE LAND USE
AND CONSERVATION, PRO-
VIDING FOR PROTECTION OF
FLOOD-PRONE AREAS; ES-
TABLISHING DENSITY IN
FEMA DESIGNATED FLOOD
ZONES, PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY, AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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)

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)


Insulation and Garage Doors


CellulIos In 0ulationTech












C i Choctawhatchee Electric
Cooperative, Inc.

Receptionist/Switchboard
A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred with
a minimum of one year experience in multi-line
switchboard operation and office procedures. Applicant
should have a pleasant personality and enjoy meeting
and greeting external and internal customers.
Additional skills and abilities required include: han-
dling a busy telephone console by responding to nor-
mal incoming calls as well as outage situations, deal-
ing with people of diverse backgrounds, good computer
and communication skills, lifting up to 20 pounds, and
sitting for prolonged periods. Regular office hours with
usual office conditions. Occasional overtime.
Applications will be accepted through October 5 at
CHELCO's DeFuniak Springs office. The applications
can be accessed on-line at www.chelco.com, click on
the employment link to complete and submit, or pick
up an application at any CHELCO office and return
to: CHELCO, Human Resources, P.O. Box 512,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, fax #850-951-2302.
RESUMES ACCEPTED ONLY IF ATTACHED TO
APPLICATION. Drug Free Workplace-EEO-M/F.


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



Delta Health
Care Center
currently has an opening for
(Maintenance Assistant)
Must have experience in drywall,
painting, plumbing and some
electrical.
&
Night Laundry Aide
We offer:
Every other weekend off
FREE Health Insurance option
FREE Life Insurance
Credit Union Membership
Direct Deposit
401K
Two weeks paid vacation plus a
personal day after one year of
service
Dental Insurance
Vision Plan and more
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!!
138 Sandestin Lane
Destin, FL 32550
beside Sacred Heart Hospital,
850-267-2887
For more info contact Sue Pettus


is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeaLis to be based.
Please be advised accordingly.
Kenneth Pridgen, Chairman
Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration
3tc: September 8, 15,22, 2005 #222E
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 05DR000805
Division: WFS
KAREN SCHWEITZER BARNES,
Petitioner
and
CHARLES BARNES,
Respondent.




DHCC
CNA'S NEEDED
We offer the best pay and benefits
in town .(Flexible shift available)
Every other weekend off
Top pay scale
Pay based upon experience
Shift diff.
FREE Health Insurance option
FREE Life Insurance
FREE Uniforms,
Perfect Attendance Bonuses
Dental & Vision Plan
401K
Two weeks paid vacation plus a
personal day after one year of
service
Paid holidays
Cafeteria Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
and much more
YOU DESERVE THE BEST
DHCC
.138 Sandestin Lane
Destin, FL 32550
beside Sacred Heart Hospital,
850-267-2887
For more info contact Sue Pettus


Perdue Farms, .nc. Feed Mill
DeFuniak Springs, FL


The Perdue Farms Mill in DeFuniak Springs,
FL has an immediate opening for a mainte-
nance person. Full time, day shift, M-F. Good
benefit pkg. 'ndustria maintenance experience
preferred. Salary commensurate with exp.
Apply at Jobs Plus, 171 N. 9th St. in DeFuniak
Springs, FL. 2tc: 9-22,29



The C.O.P.E. Center, Inc. in DeFuniak Springs,
FL has the following openings:

Masters Level Clinicians (license eligible).

Mental Health Technician. High school diploma, works
shift w/shift differential, we provide uniforms.

,Front Desk. One full time position aIhd one p/t from 6-8
pm M-T. Customer service skills, computer.

Family Support Specialist. Provide house-keep-
ing/homemaking support services for referred families. HS
diploma.

Children's Case Manager. BS or BA experience pre-
ferred, computer and people skills.

All positions are fulltime unless indicated, with excellent
benefits. Let us tell you about them. Fax your resume to:
850-892-8074 or come by to pick up an application: 3686
US Hwy. 331 South, DeFuniak Spgs, FL 32435. No phone
calls. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. 2tc:9-15,22



The C.O.P.E. Center, Inc. in DeFuniak Springs,
FL has the following openings:

Masters Level Clinicians (license eligible).

Family Support Counselor. Facilitate intensive in-home
services for families at risk of child abuse and neglect.
Requires BS & 3 years exp. Working with children and
families.

Mental Health Technician. High school diploma, works
shift w/shift differential, we provide uniforms.

Front Desk. One full time position and one p/t from 6-8
pm M-T. Customer service skills, computer.

Cook. HS Diploma.

Family Support Specialist. Provide house-keep-
ing/homemaking support services for referred families. HS
diploma.

Children's Case Manager. BS or BA experience pre-
ferred, computer and people skills.

All positions are fulltime unless indicated, with excellent
benefits. Let us tell you about them. Fax your resume to:
850-892-8074 or come by to pick up an application: 3686
US Hwy. 331 South, DeFuniak Spgs, FL 32435. No phone
calls. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. tc: 9-.22


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Healthmark's Blue Angels are in need of more Angels!
Men and women at least 18 years of age, who can
contribute 4. hours or more per week,
WE NEED YOU!!
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: (name of Respondent) Charles
Barnes
(Respondent's last known address)
225 Palmetto St, Freeport FL 32439

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on (name of Petitioner)
Karen Schweitzer Barnes, 225 Pal-
metto St., Freeport, FL 32439 on or
before (date) October 14, 2005 and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court at (clerk's address) 571
Highway 90 E., DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433 before service on Pe-
titioner or immediately thereafter.
If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.

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

Dated: September 06, 2005

CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT

By: Tina Potts
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

4tp: September.15, 22, 29 & Octo-
ber 6, 2005 #232E


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-2

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 23, 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

2tc: September 15,22,2005 #233E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-3,..

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. 7

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 23. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Bus Driver

2tc: September 15,22,2005 #234E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#91-21

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:
Cvnthia Jeselnik. 145 Park Street,
Suite 3. DeFuniak Springs. Fl.
32435.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 23, 2005.

LOCATION:
District Office: Student Services
Department

POSITION:
Attendance Officer/At-Risk Facilita-
tor

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #235E


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

Case No.: 05-CP-000196

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ROBERT LAWRENCE
HOHMAN,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Robert Lawrence Hohman, de-
Sceased, whose date of death was No-
vember 28, 2003; is pending in the
Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, File Num-
Sber 05-CP-000196; the address of
which is 571 US Highway 90 East,
SDeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433.
The names and addresses of the per-


sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons,, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent 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 having
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
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this notice is September 15, 2005.

/s/
NANCY E. BRUGGEMAN
Personal-Representative
1525 Judson Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

/s/
Sarah B. Dyrda, of
MOORE, HILL & WESTMORE-
LAND, P.A.
Post Office Box 13290
Pensacola, Florida 32591-3290
(805) 434-3541
Florida Bar No. 509086

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #236E

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

Probate Division

File No.: 05CP000188

IN RE: ESTATE OF

MARILYN J. HANNA,

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of MARILYN J. HANNA, deceased,
File Number 05CP000188, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, probate division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
12.60, DeFvniak Springs, Florida;
32435. The names and addresses of;
the personal representative and the
personal representative'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 has been
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE OF TIME
THE FIRST PUBLICATION 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 SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is September 15,2005.

/s/
Kevin M. Helmich
Florida Bar No.: 0986402
P.O. Box 5499 ..
Destin, FL 32540
Telephone: (850) 650-4747
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive

Personal Representative:

JOHN R. HANNA
135 Hewitt Point Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

2tc: September 15,22,2005 -#237E


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Please be advised that the Wal-
ton County Board of Commissioners
will hold a Special Meeting on Sep-
tember 26, 2005 at 9:00 am with the
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion Assistant Secretary, Kevin
Thibault to discuss issues relating
to US Highway 331. This meeting
will be held at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex located at 31
Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida.

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.

Kenneth Pridgen, Chairman
Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #243E

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SCASE NO. 05CA000368

CYNTHIA D. JENNINGS and
CYNTHIA D. LINGERFELT,

Plaintiffs,

v.

CHARLES A. FROST, if alive, and
if dead his unknown spouse, heirs,
personal representatives, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all others claim-
ing by, through, under or against
him,

Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CHARLES A. FROST, if alive,
and if dead his unknown spouse,
heirs, personal representatives, de-
visees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all others
claiming by, through, under or
against him

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

Lot 1, Block 3, Oakwood Hills Unit
IV, a subdivision in Section 7, Town-
ship 3 North, Range 20 West, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as re-
corded in.Plat Book 4, Page 13, pub-
lic records of Walton County,
Florida;

has been filed, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any,-to it on' William H.
Green, Attorney at Law, whose ad-
dress is Post .Office.Box 609, DeFu-
niak Sprii'gs, Florida 32435, on or
before October 24, 2005, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.

DATED this 8 day of September,
A.D. 2005.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court

By/s/
Tina Potts
As Deputy Clerk
SEAL

4tc: September 15, 22, 29 & Octo-
ber 6,2005 #251E

NOTICE OF SALE
ABANDONED PROPERTY

TO:
Sue Grant
122 White Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Unit(s): 163

You are hereby advised that bids will
be accepted on entire contents of
personal possessions by public or
private sale in units described above
of A-1 MINI STORAGE, 1154 US
Hwy 90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FL
on Friday, September 23, 2005 at
11:15 am. For information call 850-
892-4677.

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #252E

NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING

RE: DMF Development is proposing
the development of approximately
thirty-one (31) units, single-family
subdivision. The development is lo-
cated on the south side of Seacroft
Road, approximately 330 feet west
of Satinwood Drive in Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

A community meeting is scheduled
at 5:00 pm, on Thursday, October 6,
2005, at the Coastal Branch Library,
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.

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #253E

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) will hold


their Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
September 27, 2005, at 4:00 p.m.
or as soon thereafter as may be
heard at the South Walton County
Courthouse, 31 Coastal Center Bou-
levard, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
32459. The following items are
scheduled for this meeting:

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
ROLLING DUNES PHASE IV
Type: Replat of lots 5 and 9 of Phase
III, Rolling Dunes Subdivision.
Location: 1500' north of CR 30-A
and CR 83 intersection of west side
of CR 83 in Section 12, Township 3
South, Range 20 West, Walton
County, Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
VILLA LAGO A/K/A BOARD-
WALK AT BAYTOWNE A/K/A
SANDESTIN DRI TRACT 331
Type: 139-lot single family subdivi-
sion.
Location: North of US 98 in
Sandestin, south of North Baytown
Avenue in Section 24, Township 2
South, Range 21 West, Walton
County, Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
TURTLE RIDGE NEIGHBOR-
HOOD AT WATERCOLOR
REPLAT
Type: Replat of the Turtle Ridge
Neighborhood at WaterColor as re-
corded in PB 16, Pages 47 A-C,
changing the setbacks per the
WaterColor PUD.
Location: North of 30-A on 395 in
fractional Section 14, Township 3
.South, Range 19 West in Walton
County, Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
ARBOLEDA
Type: 11-lot single family subdivi-
sion.
Location: Located at the intersection
of East Mack Bayou Drive and Shel-
ter Cove Drive in Section 24, Town-
ship 2 South, Range 21 West, Wal-
ton County, Florida.,

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
BAY GROVE OFFICE PARK'
PHASE I
Type: 12-lot commercial subdivision.
Location: Approximately 6 miles
north of Highway 98, located at the
intersection of Highway 331 and
Bay Grove Road in Section 34, Town-
ship 1 South, Range 19 West in Wal-
ton County, Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
KENDRICK'S DIVIDE
Type: 3 lot replat of a portion of Mag-
nolia Beach Subdivision being re-
corded in PB 2, Pg 1.
Location: Section 27/28, Township 2
South, Range 19 West, in Walton
County, Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
NATUREWALK AT SEAGROVE
Type: 291-lot single family subdivi-
sion.
Location: 1 mile north of the 305 and
CR 30-A intersection on east side in
Section 11/14, Township 3 South,
Range 19 West, in Walton County,
Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
EAGLE BAY PHASE II
Type: 71-lot single family subdivi-
sion with 71-unit town homes and
11,000 sf mixed use and 12 residen-
tial units.
Location: in Section 19, Township 2
South, Range 20 West in Walton
County, Florida.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
ALYS BEACH PHASE 1A-1
Type: 92-lot replat of the original
Phase 1A plat recorded in PB 16,
Pages 10-10B.
Location: This site is located along
the north side of CR 30-A approxi-
mately 1 mile west of the CR 30A/
US98 intersection in Sections 26/27,
Township 3S, Range 18W in Walton
County, Florida.

TOPS'L NOPC The Tops'l Group,
Inc., a Florida corporation, to amend
the Tops'l DRI. The County Com-
mission must determine whether
the requested amendment will con-
stitute a substantial deviation from
the original Tops'l Development of
Regional Impact (DRI) Development
Order, which is Resolution Number
83-14 dated April 12, 1983. This
resolution was amended by Ordi-
nance 90-9, adopted August 28,
1990; Ordinance 94-5, adopted June
20, 1994; Ordinance 96-21, adopted'
October 8, 1996; Ordinance 99-3,
adopted May 11, 19999; and Reso-
lution 2003-41, adopted June 24,
2003. The request is to eliminate
from the Tops'l DRI 115 hotel units
approved, for Parcel 621, located
within the Tops'l DRI, and to replace
the approved hotel units with 115
one-bedroom condominium units on
Parcel 621. This site is located on
land designated Coastal Center in
Sections 26 and 35, Township 2
South, Range 21 West, approxi-
mately 8.5 miles west of Highway
331 on the south side of Highway
98 and east of the Sandestin main
entrance.

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
Planning Area/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 PE.), 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 Planning Area/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 PE.), 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.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: September 15,22,2005 #256E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#91-2

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: Jim
McCall. 145 Park Street, Suite 3,
DeFuniak Springs, F1. 32435.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 23. 2005.

LOCATION:
District Office: Professional Devel-
opment

POSITION:
Computer Technician

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #260E


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-4

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 23. 2005.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department


POSITION:
Bus Driver

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #261E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#301-2

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: Gail
Cole. Principal, Telephone (850) 892-
1240.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 23. 2005.

LOCATION:
Walton County Vo-Tech

POSITION:
Practical Nursing Instructor BSN
Required

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #262E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#301-3

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: Gail
Cole, Principal. Telephone (850) 892-
1240.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 23. 2005.

LOCATION:
Walton County Vo-Tech

POSITION:
Secretary

2tc: September 15, 22, 2005 #263E

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that there
will be a meeting of the Walton
County Local Housing Partnership
Committee on Wednesday, October
5, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Wal-
ton County Rural Development Con-
ference Room located at 239 John
Baldwin Road, Ste. C, in DeFuniak
Springs. If you have any questions
please call Sherry Duffey, West
Florida Regional Planning Council,
at 1-800-226-8914, extension 210, or
email: duffeys@wfrpc.dst.fl.us.


ltc: September 22,2005


#265E


PUBLIC NOTICE OF
RECEIPT OF APPLICATION

The Department of Environmen-
tal Protection announces receipt of
a permit application to vertically ex-
pand a construction and demolition
debris disposal facility known as
Waste Recyclers of North Florida,
Inc., PO Box 5919, Destin, Florida
32540. The facility, Waste Recyclers
of North Florida, Inc., is located on
Highway 20, approximately 2 miles
west of Freeport, Walton County,
Florida.

This application is being pro-
cessed and is 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 the following location:
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, 160 Governmental Center,
Room 308, Pensacola. Any com-
ments or objections should be filed
in writing with the Department at
160 Governmental Center, Pensa-
cola, Florida 32502-5794. Com-
ments or objections should be sub-
mitted as soon as possible to ensure
that there is adequate time for them
to be considered in the Department's
decision on the application.


ltc: September 22, 2005


#266E


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 6:00 pm, on Thursday, October 6,
2005, at the Coastal Branch Library,
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.

2tc: September 22, 29, 2005 #267E

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 subdivision. The de-
velopment is located on Satinwood
Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

A community meeting is scheduled
at 5:30 pm, on Thursday, October 6,
2005, at the Coastal Branch Library,
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


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2005


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.

2tc: September 22, 29,2005 #268E

PUBLIC NOTICE

The following items will be disposed
of .by the Walton Sheriff's office as
abandoned property.
1991 2D CHEV, 1G1JC14GXMJ-
172490; 1990 OLDS, 1G3HN54-
C7LH310299; HONDA, 1HGCE-
6666SA022354; PONT, GPRIX,
1G2WJ14W7JF204096; NISSAN,
JN1HM05SOJX103710; 1986
NISSAN, JN1HM05SXGX003591;
1984 GMC 2500, 1GTEC24L3E-
J511099; PLYMOUTH, VAN,
4M2DV11W5SDJ26405; HONDA,
JHMS23422CC015659; PONTIAC,
GRAN PRIX, UNK VIN
Anyone wishing to claim interest in
any of the following property can
contact Lt. Frank E. Owens at
WCSO, 850.892.8186.

2tc: September 22,29,2005 #269E

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
Priscilla A. Tubbs
1303 Diane Court
Mobile, AL 36618

No Lienholder

Description of Vehicle
Year 1985 Make BMW 3181
Vin #WBAAK8400F8780323

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

This auction will be held at L&H
Automotive & Collision at 1050 W.
Nelson Ave., DeFuniak Spgs, Fl. on
October 4, 2005, commencing at
10:00 AM: We hereby reserve the
right to auction this vehicle accord-
ing to the Florida Statutes, Section
713.78 in order to recover any and
all unpaid charges for repairs, ser-
vice and storage fees on the above
listed vehicle.

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


ltc: September 22, 2005


#270E


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#92-8

The Walton County School District
has a vacancy that may be filled
ivith 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 30, 0905.

LOCATION:
Transportation Department

POSITION:
Staff Secretary

2tc: September 22,29,2005 #271E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#151-2

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
Phone (850) 622-5041.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 23. 2005.

LOCATION:
Van R. Butler Elementary School

POSITION:
Teacher Aide
2 yr. degree required

Itc: September 22, 2005 #272E

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#154-20

The Walton County School District
has a vacancy that may be filled
with an employee transfer or new
employment.
SIf you are interested in applying
for this position, please contact: Dr.
Gail Pettus. Principal, 622-5050.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 26, 2005.

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
4 Elementary Teachers


Itc: September 22, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#154-21

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

The deadline for accepting
cations is Septemdber 26. 200

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
ESE Teacher

Itc: September 22, 2005


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#154-22

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-
The deadline for accepting
cations is September 26 20

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
Instructional Aide (2 yr. De
quired)

Itc: September 22, 2005

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#154-23

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-

The deadline for accepting
cations is September 26. 20

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
Clerical Aide

ltc: September 22, 2005


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY-NOTICE
#154-24

The Walton County School I
has a vacancy that may be
with an employee transfer
employment.
If you are interested in ap
for this position, please contE
Gail Pettus. Principal, 622-5

The deadline for accepting
cations is September 26, 200

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
Plant Manager/Custodian
(12 month)

Itc: September 22, 2005


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#154-25

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: Dr.
Gail Pettus, Principal. 622-5050.

The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is September 26, 2005.

LOCATION:
Bay Elementary

POSITION:
7 hr. lunchroom worker

ltc: September 22,2005 #278E

NOTICE

You are hereby notified that the
Morrison Springs Advisory Commit-
tee will hold a COMMUNITY
MEETING at Morrison Springs, on
October 6, 2005, located at 874
Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de
Leon, FL. This meeting will begin
at 1:30 pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to ob-
tain community input for a rre-
ational/conservation plan for the
Morrison Springs property.

Please be advised accordingly.

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

2tc: September 22,29,2005 #279E

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Design Review Board will hold
their regularly scheduled meeting
on
October 6,2005, beginning at 5:00
p.m. at the South Walton Annex,
Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa
Beach, FL 32459. The following
items will be heard:

South Walton First Baptist
Church Boardwalk Signs, Inc. re-
quests approval of an estate ground
"sign for South Walton First Baptist
Church located at 24388 Co Hwy
331, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.


Watersound North Sales Center
#273E St. Joe Commercial, Inc. is request-
ing approval of the proposed devel-
opment of a 4,000 square foot com-
r mercial building with infrastruc-
ture. This site is located on north-
east quadrant of the intersection of
US 98 and Watersound Parkway
District North.
e filled
or new McCaskill & Company Smith
Sign Shop requests approval of an
applying estate ground sign for McCaskill &
act: Dr. Company located at 13390 US High-
5050. way 98 West, Miramar Beach,
Florida.
g appli-
)5. Higher Standard Homes Higher
Standard Homes is requesting ap-
proval of the design for their pro-
posed development of: One (1) two-
story, 1,789 square foot single fam-
ily model unit; one (1) one-story,
1,660 square foot single family
model unit; and one (1) existing one-
#274E story 1,500 square foot commercial
building, all along The Scenic 331


Corridor approximately .5 miles
south of the Clyde B. Wells Bridge,
T Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
E
If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made with respect to any mat-
District ter considered at such meeting,
ie filled such person will need a record of the
or new proceeding and, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure that
applyingg a verbatim record of the proceeding
:act: Dr. is made, which record includes; the
5050. testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
ig appli-
05. Walton County adheres to the
Americans with DisabilitiesAct and
will make reasonable accommoda-
tions for access to this meeting upon
request. Please call the Walton
County Planning and Development
gree re- Division, Annette Hallman, (850)
267-1955, to make a request. Re-
quests must be received at least 48
#275E hours in advance of the meeting in
order to provide the requested ser-
S vice.
T
E Please be governed accordingly.

2tc: September 22,29,2005 #280E


NOTICE OF SALE

New Mind Broadcasting, LLC
Unit #16

Items stored in Sure-Lock Storage
3734 Highway 331 South will be
sold as whole unit if rent is not paid
by October 8, 2005.

2tc: September 22,29,2005 #281E

NOTICE TO PROPOSERS


District
be filled
or new

applying
tact: Dr.
5050.

ig appli-
05.


Notice is hereby given that the
Florida Community Services ofWal-
#276E ton County (FCSC) will accept
sealed proposals until 4:00 p.m. (lo-
cal time) October 6, 2005, for Un-
r derwriting Services. Pursuant to
copies of provisions, forms, and
specifications may be obtained from
the FCSC 70 Logan Lane, Santa
District Rosa Beach, FL. 32459, Phone 850-
e filled 231-5114 ext 203, Melissa Pilcher,
or new Vice President of Administration.

applying At 4:00 p.m. (local time), October 6,
act: Dr. 2005, the proposals will be opened.
i050. All proposals must be in sealed en-
velopes reflecting on the outside
g appli- thereof the proposer's name and
15. "Request for Proposal for Un-
derwriting Services to be
opened at 4:00 p.m., October 6,
2005". FCSC will consider all
proposers property submitted at its
scheduled Opening in the FCSC of-
fice of Melissa Pilcher, Vice Presi-
dent of Administration, 70 Logari
Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459.


FCSC reserves the right to award
the proposal to the proposer submit-
ting which is most advantageous
and in the best interest of FCSC,
and to waive any irregularity or
technicality in proposals received.
FCSC shall be the sole judge of the
proposal that is in the best interest
and its decision shall be final.

Any proposer failing to mark outside
of envelope as set forth herein may
not be entitled to have their proposal
considered.

All bids should be addressed as fol-
lows:

Florida Community Services Corpo-
ration of Walton County
Attn: Melissa Pilcher, Vice President
of Administration
70 Logan Lane
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Dewey C. Wilson, Jr.
President,

Florida Community Services
Corp. of Walton County

2tc: September 22, 29, 2005 #282E


A community meeting open to
the public is planned for Thursday,
September 22, 2005 at 5:30 p.m at'
the South Walton Tourist Develop-
ment Council at the junction of US
98 and 331 to address our efforts to
obtain a Florida scenic highway des-
ignation for CR 30-A through a pro-
gram sponsored by the Florida De-
partment of Transportation.
A Florida scenic highway desig-
nation will provide the common
bond that will link all communities,
public lands, resources, businesses,
and cultural interests to a shared
corridor vision. It will also elevate
the status of the corridor, increas-
ing the potential for grant funding.

The Scenic 30-A Corridor Advocacy
Group (CAG) has accomplished
much toward its goal for designa-
tion, but much is yet to be done.
More community involvement is
needed to gain the designation of a
Florida Scenic Highway. Volunteers
are needed for input concerning top-
ics such as: a 'corridor vision, goals,
and protection techniques, as well
as specific concerns such as trans-
portation, signage, parking, bicycle/
pedestrian paths, waste removal,
lighting and funding issues.


Itc: September 22, 2005


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AGENDA

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

Thursday, September 29,2005
6:00 p.m.


19 FACILITIES / CONSTRUCTION -
19.36 Facility Issues/Concerns
Action Requested to Superintendent's Recommendation in
Regards to Parents' Request for Relocation of Students
at Paxton High School (C. Anderson)


Walton County Upcoming Events
By WALTON COUNTY CITIZEN SERVICES
Thursday, September 22, 2005
5 p.m. Scenic Corridor Advocacy Group Meet-
ing Tourist Development Council Con-
ference Room, U.S. 331 at U.S. 98

5:15 PM Community Meeting for Katrina
Help-First United Methodist Church,
Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs Ameri-
can Red Cross DeFuniak Springs of
fice, 892-6297. Meeting of members of
the community and representatives
from the Red Cross, Jobs Plus, City of
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County and
various churches to discuss the cur-
rent needs as the community helps
Katrina victims. This is the third
meeting held since Hurricane Katrina
and the opening of the Red Cross host
shelter in the DeFuniak National
Guard Armory.
5:30 p.m. Rural Tourism Workshop- Walton
County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th
Street, DeFuniak Springs. This work
shop will cover landowner liability.
The guest speaker is Parker B. Smith,
P.A., and topics include legal system
overview, landowner liability, discus-
sion of relevant case studies, and a
question and answer period to discuss
the legal aspects of operating anagrit-
ourism business. There is a $10
registration fee to attend this work
shop.
6p.m. Zoning Board ofAdjustment (Variance
Board)-SW Courthouse Annex. Nor-
mal monthly meeting.
7 p.m. Freeport City Council Meeting-
Freeport City Hall,' SR 20, Freeport.
Normal meeting.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
10 a.m. Kids' Day at the GaffreyArt Gallery-
Gaffrey Art Gallery,,21 Blue Gulf
Drive, Santa Rosa Beach -- 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. A media event for the TDC Art-
ist of the Year for 2005, Justin Gaffrey.
No admission. Hands-on art activities
for kids. Refreshments. Sponsored
by the Tourist Development Council.
Monday, Sept. 26
9 a.m. BCC Special Meeting-South Walton
Courthouse Annex. Special meeting
with the Florida Department of Trans-
portation Assistant Secretary, Kevin
Thibault to discuss issues relating to
U.S. 331.
5:05 p.m. BCC Budget Hearing-Courtroom A,
Walton County Courthouse, DeFuniak
Springs. The secondoftwo public hear
ings on the 2005-2006 Budget.
.7 p.m. DeFuniak Springs City Council Meet-
ing. City Hall, U.S. 90, DeFuniak
Springs..Normal meeting.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
4 p.m. BCC Meeting-SW CourthouseAnnex,
31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Santa Rosa
Beach. Regular meeting -agenda is
available at www.co.walton.fl.us on the
Thursday before themeeting. This
meeting will include.a public hearing
on a land development code amend-
ment dealing with density and devel-
opment in flood


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.






Katrina affecting availability of crab and oysters


BREAK
FROM FRONT
mil reduction, overall, the tax
levy increase is about 42 per-
cent. With a full mil reduc-
tion, overall, the tax levy in-
crease would be 34 percent
and with a full mil reduction,
overall the tax levy increase
would.be 27 percent. The re-
mainder of county revenue is
generated from sales taxes,
gas taxes, licenses and per-
mits, charges for services,
fines and forfeiture, interest
and other miscellaneous ven-
ues.
If county commissioners
reduce millage by one mil,
most taxpayers still will see
a very substantial increase in
their property taxes. These
tax increases are much
higher than cost of living and
most personal income in-
creases. The economic effect
on rentals can be most seri-
ous with not only tourist rev-
enue suffering but also with
a general depreciation of
property.
It will take a bold and cou-
rageous move by county com-
missioners to reduce the
county ad valorem millage
further. The WCTA believes
it is the fair thing to do to give
county property owners, the
stakeholders in our economy,
the substantial tax break
they deserve. Commissioners
should return the extra rev-
enue to the taxpayers they
represent.


By BRUCE COLLIER
Hurricane Katrina has had
an effect on the availability
of crab meat and oysters to
area seafood retailers.
Jay Carmena, manager of
Destin Ice Seafood, said that
oyster beds in Louisiana, Ala-
bama, Mississippi, and even
some in the Appalachicola
area are currently closed.
"Nothing at all was avail-
able for 10 days after the
storm," he said. Carmena es-
timated that, barring further
damage from hurricane Rita,
another two weeks. will prob-
ably pass before oysters are
available again from those
waters.
Following any big storm,
water can become churned
up and cloudy, making it un-
suitable for oystering.
Destin Ice customers can
still obtain oysters in the
shell from Texas, but the
price is $21.95 for a 30-pound
box, up from last year's av-
erage of $16 to $19 a box.





331 FROM FRONT
been scheduled. However, he
is still hoping to meet with
the governor.
At the Sept. 13 BCC meet-
ing, the commissioners voted
unanimously to draft a letter
expressing their disappoint-
ment at the governor's office
response and to renew their
request for a meeting with
Gov. Bush.


"Fuel prices are up, and
oysters are heavy," said
Carmena.
Also scarce is fresh crab.
"The crabbers [on 'the Gulf
Coast] were hit hard," said
Carmena.
"Most of our crab comes
from Louisiana,"said Emily
Edwards, a manager at
Goatfeather's East Seafood
Market in south Walton
County.
Edwards said that her
store has been short on crab
meat, but has been getting
oysters from Appalachicola.
"There may be some prob-
lems with availability [of oys-
ters] soon," she added.
"Right after the storm, yes,


there Was some problem,"
says Jason Wisen, co-owner
of Shrimper's Seafood on
U.S. 98 in south Walton
County. "Anrthing from the
bayous is still short."
Wisen is getting oysters
from Appalachicola, and ex-
pects to continue to stock
them, unlesss there's an al-
gae blooin or something."

Both 'Goatfeather's and
Shrimpers are selling oysters
in the shell for between $19
and $21 for a 30-pound box.
None of the three stores
reported any other shortages.
"Shrimp, fish, we're still
pretty good on them," said
Wisen.


Air Force responds to


Katrina with tent city


By DOTTYNIST
Air force personnel are com-
pleting a "tent city" to house
hundreds of Hurricane Kat-
rina evacuees.
Capt. Victoria Keegan of
Eglin Air Force Base media
relations said that base per-
sonnel had begun placing
flooring for an evacuee camp
at the Okaloosa County Fair-
grounds in early September
when the decision was made
not to continue with the facil-


ity in that location.
Keegan said that the tent
city was moved to the New
Orleans Naval Air Station in
order to put it nearer the hur-
ricane disaster area.
She added that Eglin is pro-
viding lodging and assistance
for about 405 Department of
Defense personnel and their
family members from Biloxi's
Keesler Air Force Base who
were evacuated due to
Katrina's damage.


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