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    Section A: Main: Walton County Business Directory
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: The Beach Scene
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    Section C: The Beach Breeze: Classifieds
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2005


JANUARY

WALTON COUNTY
SWORE IN ITS new constu-
tional officers. Property Ap-
praiser Patrick Pilcher,
Supervisor of Elections
Bobby Beasley, Sheriff Ralph
Johnson and Clerk of Courts
Martha Ingle returned to
their offices. Rhonda Skip-
per, began her first term as
the county tax collector.

WALTON COUNTY GOT
ITS FIRST full-time assis-
tant state attorney when
Gregory M. Anchors accepted
the post and was voted on by
the board of county commis-
sioners. He will supervise the
office and prosecute felonies.
Anchor has spent the past
15 years in the state's
attorney's office, most re-
cently in Crestview and be-
'fore that in Milton. He spent
20 years in private practice.

HAROLD CARPENTER-
WAS APPOINTED DFS
MAYOR after the death of
Mayor John Lawson, who
died in November of 2004.
The appointment by the sit-
ting city council members,
meant that Carpenter had to
resign his seat as city council-
man.

JAIL CONSTRUCTION
WAS SUSPENDED for two
weeks following a presenta-
tion given by Capt. Danny
Glidewell of the ,Walton
County Sherriffs Depart-
ment on Jan. 11. The board
voted to shut down the con-
truction due to urgent prob-
lems cited by Glidewell.
A motion for the county to
proceed with purchasing the
old Wal-Mart building lo-
cated on Hwy. 311 S., also
passed 4-1. Discussions of
the vacant building and jail
overcrowding was discussed
during the two-week suspen-
sion.

AFTER NUMEROUS
OUTPOURINGS of citizens,
reports, multiple plan
changes, and complaints
from the sheriffs depart-
ment, the Walton County
Commission voted to sus-
pend construction on the jail
project located behind the
county courthouse in DeFu-
niak Springs. The project
planning had begun under
Sheriff Quinn McMillian and
Col. Bill Chapman in 1998
and had faced various prob-
lems since its origin.

FREEPORT CITY COUN-
CIL proposed longer terms
for elected officials. The first


- Year in Review


NEWLY ELECTED CONSTUTIONAL OFFICERS, from left, Property Appraiser Patrick
Pilcher, Supervisor of Elections Bobby Beasley, Clerk of Courts Martha Ingle, Tax Collector
Rhonda Skipper and Sheriff Ralph Johnson.


meeting of the year started
out with city attorney Clay-
ton Adkinson presenting the
findings to the council and
then a vote to approve the
measure took place with the
amendment passing.
The new terms, that would
extent the two year to a four
year term, went into effect
after the July 2005 elections.

THE NEW JAIL LOCA-
TION WAS a done deal after
a Jan. 25 meeting of the
board of county commission-
ers. They voted to relocate
the jail to a 40-acre parcel
north of the Walton County
Correctional Institute, land
already under county owner-
ship.
The, facility will be utilized
as a camp/dormitory and
many additional sheriffs de-
partment facilities will be
provided and housed at the
new venue.

FEBRUARY

THE CITY OF FREEPORT
hired Latilda Henninger af-
ter she appeared in front of
the council on Jan. 27 as an
applicant for the advertised
position. She told the council
that she was currently a sen-
ior planner with the Walton
County Commission and had
experience with every aspect
of the job and she was confi-
dent that she would be an
asset to the city of Freeport.
At a salary of $50,000, in-
cluding benefits, the board
unanimously approved hir-
ing Henninger.

COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONER KENNETH
PRIDGEN SAID THAT "HIT
LIST" was just a rumor while
speaking to a room full ofciti-


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LATILDA HENNINGER was hired by The City of Free-
port as their new city planner.


zens at the South Walton
Community Council meet-
ing. He said that the appar-
ent list of county employees
targeted for terminations
were false.
Pridgen announced that he
had met with other elected
and appointed officials whose
names appeared on the list
and though they were cau-
tious, there was no real
threats to them or their fami-
lies.

CODE' ENFORCEMENT
ASKED FOR AUTHORITY
to issue tickets on the spot.
New county code enforce-
ment officer Kevin Hargett,
asked the Walton County
Commission to allow him to
issue on-the-spot citations
when very serious violations
are taking place. _'
Hargett said it would be
like a ticket, with a fine that'
would start immediately at
the time of issue. The fine
could be either paid by the
violator or could be contested
in court.
After some discussion,
Commissioner Larry Jones
made a motion to grant au-
thority to use a citation only
in those cases where stop-
work and .cease-and desist
orders have been issued.
The motion passed 4-1 in
the meeting.

FDLE INVESTIGATED A
DEPUTY'S FATAL shooting
of an intruder in his home on
Feb. 8. Walton County Dep-
uty Bradley Stafford was in
his residence at Springs East
Apartments in DeFuniak
Springs when 22-year-old
Travis Burns knocked in the
door and entered the home.
Stafford shot and killed
the intruder. The case was
under investigated by the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and the Walton
County Sheriffs Depart-
ment since Bradley was an
active officer.

PUBLIC WORKS DIREC-
TOR RUSS BARRY resigned
on Feb. 16. In a letter to
Ronnie Bell, county adminis-
trator, Barry said that he
would stay on until March 2,
or until they found a replace-
ment for him.
Barry joined a long list of
other county employees that
had resigned over the past
several months at the begin-
ning of 2005.


MARCH

COUNTY OFFICIALS
CELEBRATED the placing
of the last beam in the frame
of Walton County's court-
house addition. The beam
was signed by members of
the construction crew, as well


as various county officials.
County construction man-
ager Millard estimated that
the project would be com-
pleted in summer of 2006.

A TWO-DAY TRIAL in the
civil action of Nacoochee v.
Pickett ended with closing
arguments by both attorneys
and submission to Judge Wil-
liam Stone.The lawsuit arose
out of disagreements over
price and wetlands acreage
in a contract for purchase
and sale of approximately
1400 acres of land. The prop-
erty, known as Pickett's
Crossing, was intended for
development.

WALTON MIDDLE
SCHOOL (WMS) Principal
Russell Hughes contacted
and met with parents of
black and developmentally
disabled (ESE) students in
an effort to find new ways to
improve those two groups'
lower performance on state
FCAT scores. Overall, WMS
maintained its "B" grade in
the FCATs, but lower perfor-
mances by black and ESE
students contributed to the
school's classification as "a
school in need of improve-
ment."

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
CITY MANAGER MIKE
STANDLEY reported to the
City Council on February 28
that the completion of a new
taxi way at the municipal air-
port would attract at least six
businesses who would build
hangars along the access. At
the same meeting, an inde-
pendent auditor's report said
that city's financial for fis-
cal 2003-2004 were "as good
as they can get."

FREEPORT CITY COUN-
CIL members heard reports
of six bids received for the
Bay Loop Road sewer
project. The total cost of the
project is estimated at'
$596,000, of which $434,000
was already available in
grants. At the same meeting,
the firm chosen to design the
new Freeport City Hall pre-
sented preliminary concept
plans. Estimated cost of the
new building is between
$850,000 and $950,000. Also
discussed at the meeting
were plans for a celebrity golf
tournament at Windswept
Dunes, to raise funds for
Ronald McDonald charities.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
CITY COUNCILMAN Roy
McLeod was selected as the
city's new representative to
the Transportation Planning
Organization (TPO). McLeod
replaced Harold Carpenter,
who was appointed interim
mayor upon the death of
Mayor John Lawson. This


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left three council seats up for
election in April.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
POLICE stepped up enforce-
ment of handicapped parking
violations. This came in re-
sponse to complaints of wide-
spread improper use of des-
ignated spaces.

THE 653RD SIGNAL
COMPANY, Florida Army
National Guard, returned
home to Crestview after a
year of service in Iraq.

FLORIDA DIVISION OF
FORESTRY began'an inves-
tigation of eight suspicious
wild land fires that took place
over a week on Punch Bowl,
Pen Williams, and: Sandy
Ramp Roads in the Gaskin/
Darlington area of Walton
County. No people or ani-
mals were injured in the
fires, the largest of which cov-
ered several acres.

FSU LAW PROFESSOR
TALBOT "SANDY"
D'ALEMBERTE addressed
the 2004 Chautauqua As-
sembly on the subject of the
of the death penalty in the
U.S. and worldwide.
D'Alemberte referred to a
study of the administration
of capital punishment in the
U.S., commissioned by the
Council of Europe.

JESSE GUARDADO, who
pled guilty to the murder of
local realtor Jackie Malone,
pled and was sentenced on
related charges of dealing in
stolen property, attempted
armed robbery, and unlawful
possession of weapons by a
convicted felon. Guardado
received consecutive sen-
tences of 30 and 40 years on
the respective counts.

CIVIL WAR RE-ENAC-
TORS set up an authentic
Civil War Confederate camp
at the DeFuniak Springs
Lakeyard. The camp show-
cased details of army life, as
well as exhibitions of drill
and firearms.
THE WALTON BRAVES
basketball team won its sec-
ond home playoff victory in
the school's history, winning
67 46 over Florida High, in
the first round of the FHSAA
Class 3A playoffs.

EMERGENCY OPERA-
TIONS CENTER 911 dis-
patchers spoke to the Walton
County Commission at the
February 22 meeting. Among
the subjects addressed were
hostile work environment,
lack of training, and quality
of emergency services. EOC
came under scrutiny follow-
ing the crash of emergency
helicopter Air Hearti into
Choctawhatchee Bay on Oc-
tober 20. The helicopter was
not reported missing until
hours after its crew had ra-
dioed it was turning back
from a call, due to weather.
The dispatcher on duty was
away from her desk when the
call came in.


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NEWLY ELECTED
CO UNTY COMMISSIONER
Cindy Meadows addressed
the South Walton Community
Council on a wide variety of
issues under consideration.


WALTON COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS VOTED 4-0 to'
approve a motion to limit
submissions to the county's
planning department to six
per reviewer per month. The
motion was intended to ease
the workload of reviewers,
who were examining 20-30
submissions per month.

WALTON COUNTY had
to discontinue offering a uni-
versal pre-kindergarten pro-
gram for 'the 2005/2006
school year. Walton was one'
of nine Florida counties un-
able to comply with state-
mandated class-size reduc-
tion. Statistically, the county
was less than one student
over the maximum per-class
size.., Because class size af-
fects state funding, the pro-
gram had to be discontinued.
.The school board drafted a
resolution protesting the
state initiative.

THE AMERICAN CAN-
CER SOCIETY sponsored a
Relay for Life event at Free-
port Middle School on April
8-9. Food, games, arts and
crafts, and a memorial cer-
emony were part of the event.
Relay for Life seeks to raise
funds and awareness of the
search for cancer cures.

FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA
CENTER assessed atten-
dance and ticket sales of its
Chautauqua Assembly 2005.
Founder/president Diane
Pickett announced a 75 per-
cent drop from the previous
year's sales. At a meeting of
Chautauqua volunteers and
participants, Pickett stated
her intention to make the
annual event "less me" and
"more we," and entertained
suggestions and marketing
strategies for the 2006 as-
sembly.


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REVIEW
From Front

WALTON COUNTY TAX
COLLECTOR RHONDA
SKIPPER contracted with
Florida-based Point and Pay,
Inc. to enable citizens to re-
new various licenses and pay
property taxes by credit or
debit card. Skipper said that
voters made their desire for
such a program "very appar-
ent" during her campaign for
office.

AN 80-YEAR-OLD FREE-
PORT MAN, Abraham
Koppel, was arrested on
charges of possessing over
16,000 sexually explicit pho-
tos of children on his per-
sonal computer. Koppel was
caught when he took his com-
puter to a repair shop, which
reported the images to the
sheriff.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
GARDEN CLUB held its an-
nual Native Plant Sale and
Education Day at the DeFu-
niak Springs library. Over
2,000 plants were displayed
for sale, representing 127
species of native Florida
plants.



Work begins

in January on

Juniper Lake

Anglers who like to fish
Juniper Lake in Walton
County will find moving
around on the sprawling lake
a lot easier after officials
complete a snag-cutting
project this spring. However,
that's only part of the work
planned for the 665-acre fish
management area.
Bob Demauro, a fisheries
biologist with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC), said
the FWC and Florida Depart-
ment of Envitffhental
Protection's Bureau of Inva-
sive Plant Management have
teamed up to give fishermen
better access to portions of
the stunmp-filled,.lake near
DeFuniak Springs. Begin-
ning Jan. 3, the first phase
of the Juniper Lake Restora-
tion Project gets under way
when officials drop the lake's
water level one foot, and a
contractor cuts snags well
below the waterline in a 100-
foot wide swath around the
outside of the lake and a
number of 50-foot wide inte-
rior trails.
Hondo Enterprises of De-
Funiak Springs is the con-
tractor who will cut the
snags.
Demauro said most man-
made lakes have plenty of
open areas, but Juniper
Lake, which was created in
the 1960s by damming Juni-
per Creek, impounded 665
acres of timbered forest.
While the snags and trees
above the waterline have bro-
ken off over the years, snags
just below the waterline con-
tinue to hamper fishermen
and their boats. He said the
cutting operation will create
approximately 120 acres of
open water.
The snag-cutting operation
is only part of the work. He
said a 7 1/2 9-foot drawdown
is in the works for Juniper
Lake for next fall. Before any
drawdown,Demauro said
there'll be a public meeting
this spring for FWC staff and
area residents to discuss
plans and ask questions. He
said Marlin Engineering of
Tallahassee will be working
closely with the FWC to co-
ordinate the drawdown.
Demauro said the lake is
suffering from years of stable
water levels, a build-up of
nuisance aquatic vegetation
and an accumulation of a


THE 2005 FLORIDA
CHAUTAUQUAASSEMBLY
ended on a festive note, with
a simultaneous series of
porch parties given at homes
on DeFuniak Springs historic
Circle Drive. The parties of-
fered food, drinks, music and
story-telling.

WALTON HIGH SCHOOL
BRAVES ended their basket-
ball season with a 46-56 loss
to Jacksonville Ribault High
School. WHS's season overall
showed "impressive winning
streaks," ending 22-7.

WALTON HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT REID ZORN was
chosen to attend "Lead," the
Congressional Student Lead-
ership Conference in Miami.
Zorn's subject for the confer-
ence was crime scene inves-
tigation and forensic science.

DISTRICT FIRE COM-
MISSIONERS of the South
Walton Fire District met to
set goals for improved emer-
gency dispatch service. Wal-
ton County emergency op-
erations chief Ed Baltzley
and the SWFD resolved to
strive for teamwork between
dispatchers working for the
county and fire districts.

OVER 20 CITIZENS'
GROUPS met at the Coastal
Branch Library to discuss
common concerns and iden-
tify leading issues of inter-
est to the public. The major
issues were .formalized as
resolutions to be sent to lo-
cal legislators. The first reso-
lution was titled "Active
Management of Develop-
ment in Coastal and Flood
Prone Areas."

DEVELOPER MATTHEW
FALCONER asked the De-
Funiak Springs City Council


W.N. "Bill" Chapman
President/Owner


to reduce the buffer require-
ments on the south side of his
complex: Falconer plans to
build a high end retail cen-
ter on eight acres south of the
Wal-Mart Super Center in
DeFuniak Springs.

VETERANS' APPRECIA-
TION DAY was announced
for March 26 at Walton
County Fairgrounds. Pro-
ceeds from games and con-
tests were to be used to aid
veterans in need of assis-
tance.

THE PAXTON TOWN
COUNCIL issued a public
apology and reinstatement
to Jones-Phillips & Associ-
ates, a contractor with whom
the city had an agreement.
Jones-Phillips was adminis-
tering a Community Devel-
opment Block Grant, and its
contract had been termi-
nated by the council without
first discussing the matter
with the fim.

THE FLORIDA GOVER-
NOR DESIGNATED FREE-
PORT as a "rural area of eco-
nomic concern." The Freeport
City Council scheduled a se-
ries of public meetings start-
ing March 23 to discuss is-
sues with residents and de-
velopers.

PONCE DE LEON VOL-


UNTEER FIRE DEPART-
MENT honored James W.
Carroll, who founded the de-
partment in 1978 and served
as chief until 1983.

HEALTHMARK RE-
GIONAL MEDICAL CEN-
TER instituted a Lifeline per-
sonal response service, 24/7,
aimed at helping area seniors
citizens.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PA-
TROL (FHP) issued a total of
6.065 citations in phase four
of its ongoing Operation Safe
Ride. Phase Four focused on
aggressive driving and "road
rage" offenders throughout
the state.

THE GEORGIA
SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
of Atlanta visited Rosemary
Beach, teaching classes,
holding workshops, and pre-
senting scenes from a num-
ber of Shakespeare's plays.

OKALOOSA WALTON
COLLEGE's academic team
won first place in the state
Brain Bowl Tournament in
Orlando for the second year
in a row.

SAND ES TI N
HOMEOWNERS PACKED
the March 10 meeting of the
planning commission. The
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their concern over a request
for a ruling by Intrawest
Sandestin concerning the
transfer of certain unbuilt
residential units from loca-
tion to location in Sandestin.
Owners were concerned
about the construction of
high-rise buildings.

SOUTH WALTON FIRE
DISTRICT (SWFD) received
a $171,000 Assistance to
Firefighters grant, from a
program administered by the
U.S. Department of Home-
land Security. The funds
were to be used to replace
current self-controllbd
breathing apparatus used by
SWFD.

THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS tabled a motion to con-
sider a former "pet motel" as
a temporary animal shelter,


pending completion of the
new facility on Rock Hill
Road. Walton County con-
struction manager Rick
Millard estimated that the
new facility is 18 months to
two years from completion.

HIGHER STANDARD
HOMES, a local provider of
modular housing, made a
proposal to the Walton
County Commissioners to
produce modular homes on
property adjacent to Mossy
Head Industrial Park. The
same property would also in-
clude modular housing and
other recreational facilities.

JAMES COFFIELD an-
nounced his candidacy for
DeFuniak Springs City
Council's seat 3.

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lake bottom which makes
fish reproduction almost im-
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"The result is sport fish
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anyone wants," he said.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


REVIEW
From Page 2A
DAN BODIFORD, former
Walton County Clerk of
Court, announced his candi-
dacy for mayor of DeFuniak
Springs.
WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS voted to ap-
prove construction of a new
jail, following halt of con-
struction on the jail in down-
town DeFuniak Springs. The
new facility was approved for
construction on 40 acres of
county-owned land near the
Walton Correctional Insti-
tute.
FUNDS FOR FOUR-
LANING U.S. 331 were a
major concern at a March 16
meeting of the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC). De-
partment of Transportation
district secretary Ed Prescott
informed the BCC that fed-
eral dollars were needed, and
that right-of-way from the


north end of the Clyde Wells
Bridge to Highway 20 had
yet to be fully acquired.
AIR FORCE MAJOR
NORMAN T. GREELEE, of
DeFuniak Springs, was
awarded the Meritorious Ser-
vice Medal for his service as
Medical Readiness and Plans
Flight Commander of the 52d
Aerospace Medicine Squad-
ron, in Germany, for the pe-
riod of 1996 to 1999.
WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS discussed
purchase opf the former Wal-
Mart building in DeFuniak
Springs. The building has
been proposed for use as an
overflow facility for county
jail inmates, a storage place
for county records, a skating
rink, or an indoor shuffle-
board court.
A JOINT MEETING be-
tween the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners and the Economic
Development Council (EDC)


of Walton County was held on
March 15. Of major concern
at the meeting were the "less
than ideal" communications
between the county and the
EDC of late. Attracting out-
side businesses and inves-
tors, and affordable housing
were also discussed.
KAYLA EALUM was
crowned Miss DeFuniak
Springs for 2005.
PONCE DE LEON EL-
EMENTARY school partici-
pated in "Read Across
America," a nationwide effort
to spark students' interest in
reading, celebrated on the
birthday of children's book
author Dr. Seuss.
WALTON COUNTY RE-
CEIVED A $5.57 MILLION
GRANT to aid in beach
scraping and dune restora-


tion, in the wake of Hurri-
cane Ivan.
FOLLOWINGANUMBER
OF FATAL ACCIDENTS at
the intersections of CR-283,
CR-395, and U.S. Highway
98, interim message boards
and off-duty sheriff's patrol
cars with flashing blue lights
were stationed at these loca-
tions. County engineer Dan
Amer announced that he was
expediting the bidding pro-
cess for construction of per-
manent traffic signals.
MIRAMAR BEACH resi-
dents expressed concern over
the proliferation of cross-
walks over Scenic Gulf Drive.
Some 22 crosswalks,exist on
a two-mile stretch of this
road.
PAXTON MAYOR MARK
WARREN resigned following


)em tr ?


a "breakdown of communica-
tion" involving an outside
contractor's administration
of the town's Community De-
velopment Block Grant
(CDBG). Warren had mistak-


enly informed the council
that the contractor had not
processed the award prop-
erly. This led to the
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


PERSONAL COMMENTS


EDITOR'S COMMENT:



A gift for Grandma


By RON KELLEY

Mark Twain once said, "No man's life, liberty or property
are safe while Congress is in session." That's truer than most
of us would care to admit especially in the next few days.
Although I had planned to write about a different topic
this week, I realized I'd be failing you, Faithful Reader, if I
did not sound the alarm on a vile piece of legislation that's
almost as reprehensible as the hideously evil Patriot Act.
I'm talking about a Medicaid bill that is about to be passed
on Jan. 4, as soon as Congress rubber-stamps it.
The bill drastically increases Medicaid eligibility require-
ments and cuts benefits from the aged and sick among us -
in other words, the people with the greatest need and the
least political clout.
The bill is designed to impose harsh penalties for people
who make gifts of any of their assets before applying for
Medicaid, even small birthday gifts from Grandma. Such a
gift actually allows the government to disqualify Grandma
for an unlimited number of months before she can apply for
Medicaid and if she runs out of money before the penalty
phase is over? Too bad, Grannie, hit the streets!
It would be bad enough if the 'rules only went into effect
immediately, but this law actually goes back five years -
before Grandma ever had an inkling that giving a gift could
cost her life savings. And the penalty period doesn't start
.back when the gift was given it waits like a snake and
starts the day that Grandma needs to apply for Medicaid!
Here's another handy feature that our legislators put in
there while they, were looking out for Grandpa and
Grandma's best interests if a person owns an annuity when
they apply for Medicaid, our benevolent government requires
that they (Big Government) be named as the beneficiary -


.Dear Editor,

In a speech to the National Security Archives Bill Moyers
states that Donald Rumsfeld has a plaque on his desk that
reads "Aggressive fighting for the right, is the noblest sport
the world affords." While this tells a great deal about the
mindset behind our invasion of Iraq, it is not a sport ever
played by most members of this administration or this Con-
gress. Like owners of a sports franchise, they sit in their
highly secured bunkers and watch from a safe distance while
the game is played out by other people in somebody.else's
backyard.
While this game is making the owners filthy rich, it is a
growing cancer on America's soul causing financial ruin,
distrust by our neighbors and the death and,crippling of
.thousands of Americans and Iraqis. Currently,, the cost to
American taxpayers is over'$'-225 billioid' .T ere are over".
"2,150 American dead and over 100.000 Iraqi dead. Thou-
sands more will be crippled for life and more will die later
from cancer caused by exposure to uranium enriched muni-
tions. For details of deaths caused by the Iraqi War, go to
icasualties.org and for financial cost, go to costofwar.com.
Like the Vietnam War, the Iraqi War was started on faulty
information. However, no one ever reported that President
Johnson ordered up fabricated evidence or embedded po-
litical cronies in the National Security Agency (NSA) to cre-
ate information that supported the drive to war. Reports
from wVithin the.administration and within the NSA indi-
cate that cronies embedded by this administration cherry-
picked and massaged information to support the media blitz
for war, before allow ing it to go to the White House.
'It is inconceivable to me that anyone could ever consider
war a sport. War is hell, strewn with the torn bodies of
friends, neighbors and family. Let-the "public servants"
who started this war lead the battle on the front line and
see if they still think of it as a sport. It is not simply a
matter of "cut and run" vs. "stay the course"; our choice must
be to stop the killing and stealing. U.S. Representative
Murtha has a reasonable plan that would be good for our
country and the world.
Ray Padgett
DeFuniak Springs


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even if the current beneficiaries are Grandma's children or
grandchildren! If Grandma refuses? Too bad, Grannie, no
Medicaid for you!
When the House voted on Dec. 19, it barely passed 212-
206. The Senate was tied until Vice President Dick Cheney ,
broke the tie to make sure it passed. What a guy.
Our only hope is to send a flood of e-mails to Rep. Jeff
Miller, Sen. Bill Nelson and Sen. Mel Martinez (and as many
House and Senate members as you can think of) and tell
them you are against such a bill and will consider them an
'enemy of the people' if they vote for of this hateful thing.
There are two things to remember about this bill. If it
should pass, remember whether our congressmen or sena-
tors voted in favor. The other thing to remember is, in a
year that saw the $453 million "Bridges To Nowhere" in
Alaska and the most bloated general budget and transpor-
tation budget in America's long history of pork barrel poli-
tics, this vicious Medicaid bill is the cornerstone of Presi-
dent Bush's thoughtful plan to save money.
We are not safe.


Editor,
This letter is to. the person or persons who broke into the
V.F.W. post on Dec. 15, 2005. This post is made up of men
and women who served their country in time of combat from
World War II till the pre-~ent, time. The people involved
worked hard to maintain this post and to contribute to sev-
eral charitable functions in and around DeFuniak Springs.
You stole this money and also did considerable damage to
the building in doing so. You may think:you may have ru-
ined Christmas for this post, but you are wrong. The people
of this. post have drawn together and we will still have a
good Christinas, in spite of your efforts to destroy it and our
good nature.
Have a Merry Christmas,
W. F. Thompson
Ponce de Leon, FL
LETTERTOTHE0 iEDITOR


Dear Editor,

After much thought and concern, our family has decided to
write a letter addressing Magnolia Cemetery and the article
that was written in the December 1 issue. Where do I begin?
My mother called City Hall and was able to meet with Cem-
etery Director Rick Rodgers within two hours of calling. We
were met at the "new section" of the cemetery, by the direc-
tor, chose the plot, and then went back to the City Hall to
sign documents and write a check for $1,300 for the 8x10,
two- person plot. My mother was given a piece of paper which,-
says the following, "Restrictions for New Section" 1. Noth-'
ing can be above ground except the headstone and flowers.
2. Items that are not allowed include; statues, benches, curb-"
ing, rocks (chips), etc. 3. Foot markers must be ground level.
4. Nothing can be planted. 5. Headstones can only be 75per-
cent of the width of the lot. 6. Lot, size is 4ft. by 10ft. and 7.
Vaults are mandatory. No one at City Hall discussed the re-
strictions, they just received the check. We later received
the deed to the plot.
Needless to say within days my father passed away and
was buried, in July, at Magnolia Cemetery. By September
14, we received a letter stating that our gravesite had been
inspected and we had things not permitted by the city 6rdi-
nance. The letter referenced ordinance No. 607 and said "the
only permanent object allowed is your headstone." This state-
ment doesn't coincide with the restrictions we were given
when the plot was purchased.. It, in all truth, contradicts
what us written on our restrictions sheet. The letter does
state, "You may have flowers on your gravesite as long as
they are not in excess and are in good taste. By whose judg-
ment is the good taste measured? I called City Hall to dis-
cuss the letter; I left a message for Mr. Rodgers. He did not
return my call. Instead, I called City Hall again and was
told by the secretary that Mr. Rodgers said "our flower holder
needed to'be removed, because it was in the shape of a cap
and nothing permanent needed to be placed on the grave."
I believe if I was purchasing a plot, Mr. Rodgers would
have been available to speak with me. We did remove the
flowers to comply. In September, we realized that while mow-
ing the dirt that was on my dad's plot the workers had nicked
his military stone. Funny, dirt doesn't need to be mowed.
We placed sod down in October. Soon after, the sod had
been torn up by the mowers. Why doesn't the city throw down
grass seed? It would enhance the appearance of the "new,
section" or any section for that matter?
On November 11, we took flags to honor my father's ser-
vice in the military. We placed two flags at the military
marker, at the foot of his grave. The next day, we returned to
the cemetery and noticed our flags had been moved to the
headstone, yet the grass had not been mowed. I called the
City Hall and was told Mr. Rodgers would return my call, I
stressed it was necessary for me to speak with him, that day.
Ten minutes later, Mr. Rodgers call and I asked him why the
American flags were removed from my dad's military marker..
In response I was told, "It is hard to mow and weed eat with
all the clutter in the cemetery." The American Flag, clutter ?
Is it not possible to remove the flag and place it back once
the landscaping is complete? We do not wish to cause trouble,
nor do we wish to clutter the cemetery. Yet, somewhere there
must be a compromise, an agreement that will keep both the
families and the workers happy. Taking flags and flowers off
of the gravesites shouldn't be the answer. How else are griev-
ing families suppose to honor their loved ones?
Melinda Gilley and the
family of Gillis B. Gilley
DeFuniak Springs


CLARIFICATION
CLARIFICATION:
In our 12/22 article on the Herald-Breeze Christmas Fam-
ily, we inadvertently omitted the fact that Michael and Ashlie
Wood have a 'blended' family that includes children from
previous unions.
Tori Kaelyn Manning, 5, is the daughter Ashlie Wood and
Kevin Manning. Tyler Wood, 8, lives with his mother, Sandi
Wood, and is the son of Michael Wood.
The Herald-Breeze regrets any confusion this may have
caused.


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REVIEW From Page 3A
contractor's dismissal, a dis-
nissal that was later re-
versed.

HAROLD CARPENTER
ANNOUNCED his candi-
lacy for mayor of DeFuniak
Springs.

GILLIS DOUGLASS AN-
NOUNCED his intention to
run for a seat on the DeFu-
niak Springs city council.

THE FREEPORT CITY
COUNCIL'S March 24 meet-
ing saw above-average atten-
dance, as development issues
continued to dominate the
agenda. A proposal was out-
lined to ask the Freeport
Planning Board to develop
rules for preservation of
Freeport's heritage in the
face of rapid community ex-
pansion.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
CITY COUNCIL green-
lighted plans for: staff to
work with the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture and the
Florida League of Cities on
two city service loans. The
loans would allow for expan-
sion of water lines, and for up
to 40 new hangars at the mu-
nicipal airport.

MAYOR HAROLD CAR-
PENTER SIGNED a pro-
clamation designating the
observance of April as Guard-
ian Ad Litem Month.
I N T RA W E S,T
SANDESTIN WITHDREW
its request to the pi,nning.
commission to transfer as-yet
unbuilt residential units
from location to location
within Sandestin. The plan-
ning department had issued
a report that Intrawest's pro-
posal represented a "sub-
stantial deviation" from the
original Development of Re-
gional Impact (DRI). Some
Sandestin homeowners were
concerned that this proposal
might lead to the construc-
tion- of highrises in certain
areas.

A COURT OF APPEALS
DECISION cleared the way
for developer Jay Odom to
build Grayton Grand, a large,
mixed-use project scheduled
to be built on CR-283 in
Grayton Beach. The county's
approval of the project had
been challenged, and the
project raised issues involv-
ing density, wetland, wet-
land buffer, and growth man-
agement issues.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS set a special
meeting for April 7 to con-
sider a lengthy list of pro-
posed changes to the future
land use map (FLUM). The
proposed changes affect
thousands of acres of land.,

NORTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT bureau chief Tom
Pratt, along with Regional
Utilities general manager
Dewey Wilson and South
Walton Utilities general
manager Pete DeBogory,
spoke on water issues at a
forum sponsored by South
Walton Community Council.
All three focused on quality
as much as quantity of avail-
able water for future expan-
sion.

PANAMA CITY BEACH
POLICE SGT. KEVIN
KIGHT, 34, was shot and
killed during a traffic stop.
Arrested for the shooting was
Robert J. Bailey, 22, of Mil-
waukee.

APRIL

LOCAL CITIZENS FILED
SUIT against First Baptist
Church of DeFuniak Springs.
The suit concerned First
Baptist's demolition of a 100-


year-old historical home lo-
cated at the corner of Live
Oak Avenue and Crescent
Street. The church construc-
ted a parking lot on the land.
The lawsuit asked the court
to order the church to remove
the parking lot and restore
the property to its original
condition.

* DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES
(DCF)'s Economic Self-Suffi-
ciency Unit transferred out of


its 79 N. Davis Lane office in
DeFuniak Springs. The
change came as part of a
statewide modernization and
streamlining of DCF opera-
tions. Other services, such as
child abuse and neglect -and
family safety services, re-
mained at the office.

A PRIVATE PLANE'S
WHEEL SANKinto a hole on
the taxiway at DeFuniak
Springs City Airport. The
plane was attempting a take
off when the runway col-
lapsed. An investigation re-
vealed that the weak spot
was the result of a rotted
stump under the asphalt.
There were no injuries.

THE MELISSA BEASLEY
MEMORIAL MUSICAL
SCHOLARSHIP was estab-
lished to honor the late Mel-
issa Beasley, a former
teacher in Walton County's
public schools.

SAINT AGATHA'S EPIS-
COPAL CHURCH presented
a Sunday-afternoon concert
featuring pianist Michelle
Tabor and violinist Al to n so
Lopez, on April 10 at the
church.

EXPERIMENTAL AVIA-
TOR ROB DUBIN and his
wife, Dee, spent two nights
in DeFuniak Springs as part
of Dubin's self-imposed quest
to'fly his "gyro-plane"', to all
48 contiguous states of
America. The craft is a cross
between a helicopter'and a
small airplane, and is pow-
ered.by a Subaru automobile
engine., ;,

TWO CASES OF RABIES
in wild animals w'ere- con-
firmed by the Wal t on C un ty
Health Department The
cases were detected in 'sepa-
rate parts of Walton' County.

PROPOSALS FORLIFE-
GUARD SERVICE 'on Wal-
ton County Beaches 'were
made by the Walton Couintit
'Sheriff's Office and the South
Walton' Fire District. The
sheriff's proposal called for
two lifeguards on each of the
five county .)beach accets-h
The fire district propot'd life-
guards stationed in six tow-
ers spread along the length
of the beaches. '

SEASIDE REPERTORY
THEATRE held its annual
Emerald Ball on April 2, a
Roaring '20s-style fundraiser
called "The Gatsby Lawn
Party."

:THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS considered' a
.new land use designation,
medium density land use, for
inclusion in the county's com-
prehensive plan.. The new
designation would be called
North Bay Neighborhood
Planning Areas (NBNPA.,.
Owners of 2,790 acres north
of CR-3280 and south' of
Black Creek seek this desig-
nation to begin work on an
NBNPA "Rural Town Cen-
ter."
AN ORDINANCE THAT
would allow more commer-
cial signs in the city made
its first appearance before
the DeFuniak Springs City
Council. The council voted to
send it back to the city man-
ager -for more specific lan-
guage.

A NEW EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES CEN-
TER was opened on Davis
Lane in DeFuniak Springs,
next to the Emergency Op-
erations Center. County offi-
cials gathered for a ribbon-
cutting and barbecue on
April 8.

WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS approved a
proposed recreational vehicle
sales, storage, and service


business, RV World, to be
built on a 50-acre portion of
the Mossy Head Industrial
park property. The proposal
was made by Roger
McCombs, who said that the
, business would bring in an
estimated $17 million in an-
nual sales.

THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF HEALTH desig-
nated April as Sexually
Transmitted Diseases aware-

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ness month.
THE FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF HEALTH warned
the public that recent flood-
ing might pose a risk to the
water supply, and circulated
information on decontamina-
tion and disinfection of
flooded wells.
FREEPORT TURNED OUT
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THE WALTON BOARD
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leading surf hazard for all
beachgoers, and account for
more than 100 drowning
death per year.
SOUTH WALTON MOS-
QUITO CONTROL DIS-
TRICT director Gary
D'Andrea urged Walton
County's planning manager
Kelly Finney to halt approval
of the practice of directing
stormwater runoff under in-
dividual homes. The water is
meant to percolate into the
ground. D'Andrea said that
instead it provides, an ideal
breeding ground foir iosqui-

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public service as a canine of-
ficer for the Bureau of Fire
and Arson Investigations.
Savannah was trained to
sniff out "accelerent" sub-
stances such as kerosone and
gasoline at fire scenes, which
may be evidence of arson.
The dog had participated in
over 800 investigations, with
an 80 percent detection suc-
cess rate.
THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS (BOC) filled a
number of vacant county job
slots. The jobs filled were
planning and development
director, public works direc-
tor, public works operations
manager, county legal ser-
vices director, and public re-
lations and promotions man-
ager for the south Walton
County Tourist Development
Council. The BOC also made
additions to the planning de-
partment, and hired a county
fire manager.
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH


ordered the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) to investigate allega-
tions of "possible criminal
misconduct related to falsifi-
cation of records" by DeFu-
niak Springs City Marshall
Ray Burgess. The FDLE in-
vestigation will look into the
circumstances surrounding
the law enforcement recerti-
fication of former Walton
County Sheriff's Office Col.
William Chapman.
THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS decided to
proceed with the setting up


of an interim animal shelter,
pending construction of a
permanent shelter, to be lo-
cated on Rock Hill Road. The
D&D Pet Motel building in
DeFuniak Springs would be
used for the interim shelter.
THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS voted to do-
nate 20 acres of county-
owned land in Mossy Head
for an elementary school site.
EMERALD COAST
CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY
CENTER held its fourth an-
nual conference on child


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FLORIDA AGRICUL-
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announced the first case of
eastern equine encephalitis
in 2005. The case was diag-
nosed in Union County.
THE PAXTON TOWN


COUNCIL met to discuss
upgrading the town's water
supply services. A prelimi-
nary engineering report in-
dicated that the town needed
increased storage capacity in
case of a shortage, and a well
in case of an outage on the
existing well.

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From 6A


THE WALTON COUNTY
PLANNING COMMISSION
approved Peach Creek Devel-
opment of Northwest Florida
LLC's proposed 263-lot,
single family, residential sub-
division, to be located on 164
acres along both sides of Old
Ferry Road. The proposal
must next proceed to the
County Commission for final
approval.
ST. JOE COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION (STJCF)
gave a $300,000 grant to
Okaloosa-Walton College and
to Walton County School Dis-
trict. The grant will fund ac-
cess to accelerated academ-
ics for high school students.

A REPORT FROM THE
MARKETINGWORKSHOP,
an advertising consultant for
the South Walton Tourist
Development Council (TDC),
indicated a 10 percent in-
crease in the number of lodg-
ing units in the "Beaches of
South Walton" area. Accord-
ing to the report, there are
14,000 such units, a 10,000-
unit increase for the same,
area in 1 995. Of that num-
ber, 71, percent is "non-gulf
front."

HURRICANE RECOV-


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REVIEW


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NEWLY SWORN IN DeFuniak Springs Mayor Harold Carpenter, left, swore in councilmen
Roy McLeod, James Coffield and Mark Anderson.


ERY, and growth of service
territory were the leading
subjects of concern discussed
at Choctawhatchee Electric
Cooperative (CHELCO)'s
64th annual meeting on April
16.

KIWANIS CLUB of DeFu-
niak Springs held its second
annual "Take a Kid Fishing"
day on April 9, at the Lake '
Yard. Nearly 100 children,
ages 5 to 14, participated.

DE FUNIAK SPRINGS
MAYOR Harold Carpenter,
was sworn in by Judge David
Green. Carpenter swore in
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THE FREEPORT CITY
COUNCIL established a
search committee to find a
more suitable site for location
of the Freeport Post Office.
The lease on the existing
property space is due to ex-
pire in 2007.

AN ORDINANCE was pre-
sented to the Walton County
Planning Commission in an
effort to protect the county's
continued participation in
the National Floodplain In-
surance Program. The ordi-
nance calls for removal of
language from the compre-
hensive plan stating' certain
policies that were not being
enforced.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS approved an
ordinance setting safety re-
quirements for construction
sites, addressed toward new
construction projects in south
Walton County. The ordi-
nance contains language
dealing with cleanup of deb-
bris, and with parking and
loading in 'construction
zones.

WALTON COUNTY
PLANNING MANAGER
Kelly Finney resigned, citing
a medical condition that re-
quired her to avoid high-
*stress situations..

May Year In Review

STATE ATTORNEY GEN-
ERAL Charlie Crist visited
Walton County and received
many thanks for his efforts
in getting many of the 20-
cent charges removed from
Sprint phone bills in Walton
County. The Walton County
Taxpayers Association and
the Walton County Chamber
of Commerce were involved
in the cooperative endeavor.
MIKE STANDLEY, DeFu-
niak Springs city manager
for 21 years, announced his
retirement. Standley did so
to accept the position of gen-
eral manager for Regional
Utilities, water/sewer pro-E
vider for the bulk-of Walton
County south of the bay.
WALTON COUNTY Fire
Manager Eddie Rivers an-
nounced a coordinated,
countywide strategy to up-
grade fire service through
personal involvement with
each individual fire depart-
ment, assessing needs, and
identifying resources.
THE OKALOOSA-WAL-
TON Transportation Plan-
ning Organization confirmed


transportation-related pri-
orities for the area, including:
the six-laning of U.S. 98 from
Danny Wuerffel Way in Oka-
loosa County to the begin-
ning of the six-lane section in
the Sandestin area; the four-
laning of U.S. 331 from the
north end of the Choc-
tawhatchee Bay Bridge to
the beginning of the Freeport
bypass; the four-laning of SR-
123 from SR-85 South to SR-
85 North; and a new four-
lane Choctawhatchee Bay
Bridge on U.S. 331.
.CONTRACTORS EN-
LISTED by Walton County
began adding 50,000 cubic
yards of sand to several sec-
tions of the county's beaches
where infrastructure had
been put at risk by the im-
pacts of Sept. 2004's Hurri-
cane Ivan.
U.S. SENATOR Bill
Nelson urged for FEMA pay-
ment records to be opened for
public scrutiny. The request
was in response to reports of
questionable federal disaster
relief spending in the wake
of Florida being hit by four
hurricanes in 2004.
LEGISLATION SPON-
SORED by Senator Charlie
Clary (R-Destin,) and Sena-
tor Bill Posey (R-Rockledge,)
repealed the costly second
primary or "run-off' election.
DUE TO COMMENTS
from the Walton- County
Property Owners Associa-
tion;t-a-proposed ordinance
and amendmenerit were re-:
moved from the agenda of the
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ordinance was to establish
lower-density subcategories
in the Infill land use classifi-
cation and the stated pur-
posed of the amendment was
protection of county partici-
pation in the National Flood
Insurance Program, .
County Planning Director
Pat Blackshear explained
that the ordinance needed to
be rewritten to better define
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REVIEW
From 8A
mental Resource Permitting
Program, which protects iso-
lated wetlands in the remain-
der of the state.
A BILL aimed at inhibiting
the manufacture of crystal
meth was approved by the
legislature.
ACTION ON THE last day
of session of the legislature
produced House Bill 1681,
providing for the creation of
the Northwest Florida Trans-
portation Authority, tasked
with "improving mobility,
traffic safety and economic
development along the U.S.
98 corridor" in Walton and
seven other Panhandle coun-
ties through the establish-
ment and improvement of
roads and bridges, including
toll facilities.
GOV. JEB BUSH signed
legislation authorizing the
first-ever 12-day tax holiday
on hurricane-preparedness-
related supplies.
MARTI COLEY, widow of
District 7 State Representa-
tive David Coley, who died in
office, qualified to run for the
District 7 seat.
THE WALTON COUNTY
Sheriffs Office received ap-
proval to set up a five-officer
traffic unit to target motor-
ist safety, better traffic flow,
and enforcement of state and
county ordinances on main
routes south of the bay. The
Walton County Board of
County Commissioners ap-
proved a roll forward of
$316,000 from the sheriffs
Fine and Forfeiture account
to hire and pay the five offic-
ers, plus purchase equipment
and vehicles for the unit.
THE WALTON COUNTY
Board of County Commis-
sioners endorsed conceptual
plans by Gerald and Pat-
Wallens for modular home
building facilities on a 50-
acre site at the Mossy Head
Industrial Park property.
EASTERN LAKE RESI-
DENTS reacted'-anigrily
when heavy equipment and
numerous truckloads of sand
appeared on a 2.5-acre
gulffront parcel on the east-
ern side of the lake outflow,
in what was billed as a dune
restoration project by the
Williams family, owners of
the lot. According to a con-
tractor hired by the property
owners, the job could not be
finished because a storm
moved in and the permit then
expired. He then removed his
equipment from the site.
THE COMMISSIONERS
suspended the issuance of
building permits in Drift-
wood Estates subdivision
pending the resolution of
stormwater drainage and
concurrency issues in the
S subdivision.
PAM TEDESCO resigned
from her position as presi-
dent and CEO of the Walton
County Chamber of Com-
merce, effective June 24, in
S order to pursue new opportu-
nities. Tedesco had been en-
listed by the chamber in
1999.
RESEARCH INITIATED
by the Choctawhatchee Ba-
sin Alliance identified storm-
Swater runoff as the culprit for
Excessive nutrient levels in
: the Choctawhatchee Bay,
i with the effect of disruption
'. of the natural flow of the bay
system and leading to harm-
ful algae overgrowth.
S THE NORTHWEST
S FLORIDA Water Manage-
ment District completed res-
toration activities at Devil's
Swamp, including the re-
moval of a dozen road seg-
S ments in order to reestablish
: stream flows and the instal-
lation of low-water crossings
and a bridge.
S THE DEFUNIAK
SSPRINGS Garden Club was
selected 2005 Garden Club of
: the Year by the Florida Fed-
:i eration of Garden Clubs
State Convention.
SEAGROVE RESIDENT


Roy Gates, a veteran para-
trooper, set off for a reunion
in France of "E" Company,
the famous "Band of Broth-
ers" in which he served dur-
ing World War II.
CANEY CREEK Baptist
Church retained an attorney
to represent the church in a
property dispute with the
Gill Family Cemetery Asso-
ciation over 2.4 acres of cem-
etery property. The Gill Fam-
ily Cemetery Association's
position was that the prop-


erty was privately owned by
their organization.
THE COASTAL CORPS, a
volunteer organization dedi-
cated to educating
beachgoers on safely enjoy-
ing the beach, kicked off its
activities for 2005 by distrib-
uting literature and interact-
ing with the public on Gray-
ton Beach.
WALTON COUNTY
AMERICANS with Disabili-
ties (ADA) Committee mem-
bers Martha Heller and Don
Crim visited one of Walton
County's handicapped acces-
sible public beach accesses to
publicize the availability of
seven such facilities on the
Beach of South Walton.
Heller and Crim also criti-
cized the lack of truly handi-
capped accessible rental
homes that are available for
vacationers in Walton
County.

June Year In Review

THE OPENING of $1.2
million worth of new hangars
at the DeFuniak Springs Air-
port was celebrated by local,
state and federal officials,
dignitaries, and city staff.
AN INVESTIGATION into
possible criminal misconduct
by DeFuniak Springs Police
Chief Ray Burgess was con-
cluded by the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement. It
had been prompted by a let-
ter from Patti King-Skinner,
former police department
dispatcher, stating that
King-Skinner had been
asked to falsify official recer-
tification records for Col. Wil-
liam Noah Chapman. The
investigation file was for-
warded to the office of State
Attorney Bill Eddins in
Pensacola for review and dis-
position.
THE FREEPORT City
Council approved an agree-
ment with Hammock
Bay developer Jay Odom
for the eventual transfer of a
60-acre park facility featur-
ing playing fields for a num-


ber of sports and other rec-
reational activities to the city.
THE COUNCIL also voted
to proceed in a long-range
cooperative endeavor with
Regional Utilities, Inc. (RUI,)
to expand sewer services to
residents north of the Choc-
tawhatchee Bay, featuring a
force main system and the
sale of 200 acres owned by
RUI to Freeport, to house a
sewage treatment plant to be
constructed by RUI.
IN HIS ANNUAL storm
forecast, Dr. William Gray of
Colorado State University
predicted a 41 percent prob-
ability of at least one major
hurricane making landfall on
the Gulf Coast in the 2005
Tropical Season. Gray fore-
casted 13 named storms,
with seven to become hurri-
canes. The National Oceanic
and Atmospheric
Administration's (NOAA)
forecast was similar, with
NOAA calling for 12 to 15
tropical storms, seven to nine
becoming hurricanes, and
three to five becoming major
hurricanes.
PAXTON'S FIRST female
mayor, Wanda Thomas
Smith, took the oath of office
on June 3. Smith was elected
in a May 24 special election
by a vote of 51 to 42.
TROPICAL STORM
ARLENE blew into the Pan-
handle on June 11, bringing
gusty 70-m.p.h. winds, abun-
dant rain, and significant
beach erosion but only light
damage to homes and prop-
erty in Walton County.
THE WALTON COUNTY
Board of County Commis-
sioners responded with emer-
gency measures, including
an emergency bid for storm
debris removal, change or-
ders to extend open contracts
for repair of 15 damaged pub-
lic walkovers and beach
parks, and a contract with
the South Walton Turtle
Watch to enable beach work
during turtle nesting season.
IN THE FACE of heavy
public opposition, the county
commissioners voted to dis-


approve a proposed new,
separate taxing district to
fund the Walton County
Sheriffs Office.
THE SOUTH WALTON
Tourist Development Council
approved a resolution oppos-
ing expected moves by the
U.S. Senate that would
weaken Florida's control over
its offshore area with regard
to oil drilling. Florida's U.S.
senators and a coalition of
their colleagues vowed to fili-
buster to stop the measures.
AN ADMINISTRATIVE
CHALLENGE filed by oppo-
nents of the planned large-
scale beach renourishment
project planned for the west
end of Walton County and a
portion of the City of Destin
beachfront failed when ad-
ministrative law judge J.
Larry Jones ruled in favor of
the state granting a permit
for the six-mile-long beach
restoration.
CONGRESSMAN ALLEN
BOYD (D-North Florida) se-
cured $500,000 to help fund
beach renourishment in Wal-
ton County. The funding was
part of the Energy and Wa-
ter Development Appropria- '
tions Bill (HR 2419.)
GOV. JEB BUSH awarded


an $84,000 rural infrastruc-
ture grant to the City of De-
Funiak Springs to assist with
the development of the mu-
nicipal airport.
THE SOUTH WALTON
Fire District held a dedica-
tion for the new Seagrove
Station on CR-395. The
memory of fallen former S.W.
Fire District paramedic Rob-
ert Heighton, who served on
AirHearti, was honored.
The Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
voted to consolidate the
county's dependent fire dis-
tricts, consisting of the Red
Bay, Mossy Head, and
Darlington/Gaskin fire de-
partments, into Walton
County Fire Rescue.
WALTON COUNTY FIRE
service and emergency ser-
vice employees voted-21 to 16
to be represented by the In-
ternational Association of
Firefighters local #4413,
making wages, hours and
working conditions for all
these employees subject to
negotiations between the em-
ployee union and the county.
THE WALTON COUNTY
Board of County Commis-
sioners directed County Ad-
ministrator Ronnie Bell to


work with Regional Utilities
on a solution to the problem
of exposed'septic tanks and
drain fields in the Gulf Trace
subdivision in the wake of
Tropical Storm Arlene. Some
subdivision residents spoke
in favor of Regional Utilities
putting city water and sewer
in place and some spoke
against.
SEVERAL OPTIONS were
presented for a new east-
west road that would provide
an alternative route to U.S.
98 in south Walton County.
Engineering consulting firm
PBS&J presented all the
roadway options as four-lane
roads with 148-foot right-of-
way.
FREEPORT CITY PLAN-
NER Latilda Henninger an-
nounced that Freeport had
been identified as the state's
only rural area of economic
concern, a designation cre-
ated by the state by the ap-
proval of House Bill 355. This
status qualifies develop-
ments of regional impact
(DRIs) and large scale com-
prehensive plan amend-
ments proposed in the city for
a streamlined approval pro-
CONTINUED Page 10A


Thank you for
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REVIEW ,From 9A
cess, exempting these DRIs
and amendments from the
rules that would normally
apply to review and approval.
Henninger explained that
the provision would become
effective Jan. 1, 2006.
THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS Garden Club won
the Historic Gardens Award,
presented by the National
Garden Club, Inc., for work
at the DeFuniak Springs Li-
brary.
ST. AGATHA'S EPISCO-
PAL Church in DeFuniak
Springs received a $226,025
grant from the state Bureau
of Historic Preservation to re-
store and preserve the his-
toric church and vicarage.
DIANE PICKETT was or-
dered by Walton County Cir-
cuit Judge William Stone to
follow through with the sale
of 1,402.5 acres to the
Nacoochee Corporation.
Pickett had attempted to set
aside a sales contract on the
property after a survey re-
vealed 50 percent wetlands
and the corporation sought to
purchase the property for a
lower amount than the origi-
nal contract price. The
judge's order did not require
Pickett to sell for the reduced
price. Both sides were given
30 days to appeal.


FIRST JUDICIAL COURT
Judge G. Robert Barron
ruled to allow the $8.1 mil-
lion sale by Okaloosa Walton
Community College of 13
acres that had been be-
queathed to the college
through the will of Mattie
Kelly. Members of the Kelly
family had opposed the sale
of the property as a deroga-
tion of Mattie Kelly's will.
The court decision provided
that proceeds be used for the
establishment and operation
of the Mattie Kelly Cultural
and Environmental Insti-
tute.
LANE REES, a board
member since 1999 and
former Walton County com-
missioner, was named in-
terim president of the Walton
County Chamber of Com-
merce.
TWO SEPARATE shark at-
tacks, just two days apart,
resulted in the death of a 14-
year-old girl and the serious
injury of a 16-year-old boy.
The former took place off
Miramar Beach, the latter at
Cape San Blas.
THREE CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS were injured by
a massive jolt of electricity
from a live power line on a
Miramar Beach work site.

FREEPORT HELD a ribbon
cutting for the new city swim-
ming pool.


CHRISTA BOSENBERG,
a 2005 Walton High School
graduate, was named Fe-
male Scholar-Athlete of the
Year by the Florida High
School Athletic Association,
one of the association's most
prestigious awards conferred
upon a student athlete.
MICHAEL GRAZZINI of
the Freeport 12-year-old All
Stars threw a no hitter on
June 25 in Destin, helping
defeat the DeFuniak Springs
All Stars 4-0.


JULY 2005

AS WALTON COUNTY
made preparations to cel-
ebrate the nation's indepen-
dence, the city of DeFuniak
Springs selected a replace-
ment for City Manager Mike


Standley, who resigned after
21 years at the helm to take
a management job with Re-
gional Utilities .
The city council chose Kim
Presnell, a former public
works director for the city of
Chattahoochee, FL.
A PLANE CRASHED in
north Walton County on July
3, killing the pilot, Dale
Allen, 51, of Texas, and seri-
ously injuring his 14-year-old
son. The cause of the crash
was not immediately known,
but FAA officials launched an
investigation.
THE LAKEYARD in DeFu-
niak Springs was the site of
the town's Fourth of July cel-
ebration, sponsored by the
DeFuniak Business and Pro-


I, JOHN BRADSHAW, am
on probation for Petit Theft


fessional Association. The
event featured a parade
around Circle Drive, a con-
cert by the country-rock tour
band, Dakota, a jet fly-over,
courtesy of Eglin AFB, fire-
works and was presided over
by Grand Marshalls Lynn
'and Ellen Mayfield.
THE HISTORY of Pt.
Washington State Forest re-
counted, describing the
land's acquisition by the
state. The land, originally
bought from St. Joe Paper
Company in 1986, was owned
by the Emerald Coast Joint
Venture. After company ex-
ecutives were charged with


fraud and money laundering,
the land was sold to the state
and is now a part of the Top-
sail Hill State Preserve.

THE COUNTY COMMIS-
SION launched its plan for a
county-wide fire-rescue
agency that would incorpo-
rate several independent vol-
unteer departments under
the county's umbrella. Ac-
cording to Emergency Re-
sponse Director Ed Baltzley,
the plan is voluntary. How-
ever, it created a fire storm
of controversy that still has
many local firefighters hot
Continued 11A


Police arrest two for

grand theft at medical facility


By BRUCE COLLIER
Following two months of
investigation,DeFuniak
Springs police have arrested
and booked two suspects in
a continuing series of thefts
from MicroSpine Medical
Treatment Facility.
DFS Police Lt. Greg Gandy
reported that Tracy A.
Hammonds, 29, of DeFuniak
Springs, and William R.'
Shrewsbury, 24, of Florala,
have been charged with six
counts of grand theft-and four
counts of theft.
Hammonds, a night custo-
dial worker at MicroSpine,
allegedly gave Shrewsbury


access to the facility.
The two are accused of
stealing some $6,000 worth
of digital cameras, projec-
tors, pocket PCs, and as-
sorted office equipment,
taken from the facility dur-
ing the months of October
and November.
Both are also accused of
taking a total of over $1,400
in cash from an emergency
cash box on the premises.
Gandy reported that the
two were questioned sepa-
rately by the police, and that
each signed a confession'.:The
stolen office equipment has
been recovered.


I, CHARLIE JACKSON,
am bn probation for Retail
Theft


North Walton -

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recovery program
during the months of
November- February.
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Walton County Sheriff's Deputies
arrested the following people during
the week ending December 25, 2005:
Homero Cruz, 26, Memphis, No
valid DL,
Jhamel Johnson, 25, FWB, Fraud,
Adam Hogan, 33, Las Vegas,
Dealing in stolen property, criminal
conspiracy to defraud insurance, false
report to LEO,
Michael R. Camacho, 30, SRB,
FVOP,
Jesse James Woods, 22, Punta
Gorda, Trafficking in illegal drugs, pos-
session of controlled substance,,
Samuel Michael, 23, Punta Gorda,
Possession of cocaine, poss. of can-
nabis -20 grams, poss. of drug para-
phernalia,
Cirilo Espinosa, 45, DFS, DWLSR,
Miguel Angel Rodriguez Garcia,
27, Cedar Grove, No valid DL,
Anthony Varnadore, 35, King
Fisher, OK, Child support,
Jean Irene Taylor, 21, PDL,
MVOP,
William Shrewsbury, 24, Florala,
Grand theft x6, theft x4,
*Tracy Hammond, 29, DFS, Grand
theft x6, theft x4,
Tabitha Flowers, 51, Freeport,
MVOP, ,
Mark Jones, 33, DFS, Burglary of
a dwelling, burglary of a conveyance,


grand theft,
Richard Carpenter Jr., 18,
Crestview, Possession of marijuana -
20 grams,
Christopher James Nabors, 18,
Crestview, Reckless driving, DWLSR,
resisting w/o violence,
Pedro Ortega Torres, 21, Destin,
No valid DL, DUI w/boldily injury,
Jennifer Lynn Shearer, 33, SRB,
DUI,
*Jessie Anthony Tyson, 27, Florala,
MVOP,
Samuel Law, 37, Crestview,
FVOP,
*Timothy Potter, 25, Ebro, Posses-
sion of marijuana'-20 grams,
Matthew Zubick, 32, DFS, Battery
domestic,
Robert John Chapman, 51, Port
Saint Lucie, Grand theft,
Tracy Dawn Frazier, 26, DFS,
Battery,
Jeremy Allen Simonds, 23, DFS,
MVOP,
Daryl Keith' Riddle, 42, DFS,
MVOP,
Robert James Rowles, 39, DFS,
Worthless checks x3,
Michael Scott Merritt, 35,
Crestview, DUI,
Charles Victor Currington, 21,
PDL, Failure to maintain lane, DUI,
Ligaya Ruth Bales, 22, DFS, Ar-
son,


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


REVIEW From 10A

under the collar.
BOB COLLINS, an engi-
neer with Post, Buckley,
Shuh and Jernigan (PBS&J),
told commissioners that it
would take approximately 31
hours to evacuate south Wal-
ton County in the event of a
major hurricane and noted
that the critical link was the
two-lane Clyde Wells Bridge
on U.S. 331, which "could
back up people into the storm
surge area."
DRIFTWOOD ESTATES
was in the news again as
county commissioners dis-'
cussed the ongoing problem
of stormwater runoff. The
commissioner had already
suspended the issuance
building permits, but not be-
fore one builder obtained 80
permits to continue construc-
tion.
There was much discus-
sion, but few ideas for a solu-
tion and the question contin-
ues to surface periodically.
'DENNIS THE MENACE'
brought extensive destruc-
tion to beach front homes,
condos and rentals on July
11, as the category 4 hurri-
cane brushed the Panhandle
on it's way to the Florida-Ala-
bama line.
Ironically, many Pan-
handle residents fled to Ala-
bama, Mississippi and Loui-
siana unaware that in a few
short months, the region
would be devasted by the vi-
cious Katrina and her evil
sister, Rita.
DURING THE EVACUA-
TION for Hurricane Dennis,
tragedy, struck a local family.
A father was backing up to a
cargo trailer when one of the
family's three children
jumped out and fell. The
three-year-old boy was killed
as the vehicle rolled over,
him.
A WALTON COUNTY
MAN drowned after-juihping
off the old part of the Choc-
tawhatchee Bridge to see if
he could swim over to one of
the piling platforms beneath
"the Clyde Wells Bridge. The.
body .of James Spears was
,found by emergency person-
nel 13 hours later.
THE FIRST OF TWO legal
challenges to the county's
plan to restore several miles
of beaches along the Walton-
Okaloosa county line was
swept away by the courts.
Later, the second challengee
was also defeated and the
plan to dredge white sand
from the water beneath
Destin's East Pass and repair
the critically eroded shore-
line along a six-mile section
of beach is now poised to be-
gin.
LOCAL RESIDENT began
to feel the squeeze at the gas
pumps as fuel prices began
their history-making rise.
Some stations raised prices
as much as 11-20 cents per
gallon overnight. The Herald
took.a close look at whether
the increases were due to
shortages or gouges by oil
companies. Station owners
pointed to distributors, who
pointed to producers, who
pointed to shipping and fuel
transportation haulers. '
FREEPORT MAYOR
Mickey Marse was elected to
his eight-consecutive term on
July 19, but the Freeport
City Council came under fire
from John Fogarty, a minis-
ter new to the area, who had
argued that the council had
broken the law by denying
his request to use the com-
munity center to hold ser-
vices until his ministry found
a permanent location,
The council listened to
Fogarty's complaint on July
12, but took no further ac-
tion.
DESPERATE TIMES call
for desperate measures and
the county commission met


in emergency session to deal
with the severe beach erosion
and millions of dollars in
home and property damage
caused by Hurricane Dennis.
The color of allowable sand
was one major obstacle for
residents and approval for
beach scraping and sea walls
was another, as residents
grasped for anything that
would provide emergency re-
lief.
TOM POWELL, the long-
time director and single staff
member of the Economic De-
velopment Council, ex-
plained his philosophy re-


GULF TRACE storm damage.


SEAWALL CONSTRUCTION.


garding development and
discussed 'his thoughts on
what makes some industries
attractive while others are
not.
County commissioners
Larry Jones and Scott Bran-
non argued that his approach
was not yielding results and
suggested that Powell and
the council try a new ap-
proach..
AFTER MONTHS of work
by a 'redistricting committee,'
the county. commissioners
decided to leave district lines
where they are. New resi-
dents in the fast-growing
south Walton area felt the
lines should be re-drawn to
give them better representa-

Although Commissioner
Cindy Meadows agreed, the
rest of the commissioners
voted no.
ONE OF THE THINGS
uncovered by Hurricane Den-
nis were septic tanks on the
.beach. In July, Inlet Beach
Water System Bob Mitchell
said his community would
offer sewer service rather
than repair the septic tanks,
and drain fields.
Gulf Trace residents were
divided as to whether or not
to give up their tanks and
sign on with Regional Utili-
ties or keep fighting such a
plan. The question was still
up in the air in July.
FOLLOWING THE resig-
nation of Dr. Susan Turner
and the widely-publicized,
but vehemently-denied
"purge" of county commission
department heads and staff
members, the Walton County
Health Department found it-
self with a hew director,
James Jones.
Although not a doctor,
Jones does has a master's
degree in public health and
25 years experience with the
North Carolina Department
of Health and Human Ser-
vices.

AUGUST Year In Review

FDLE ANNUAL CRIME
rate figures showed that vio-
lent crime was up nearly 18
percent over the previous
year in Walton County. Ar-
rests jumped 54 percent
from 2003. Non-violent
crimes were down, but only
by 6.5 percent.
FREEPORT MAYOR
Mickey Marse was reelected
for another term, along with
city council members Jean
Arrant and Earl King. To-
gether, they welcome first-
term councilman Charlie
Simmons.
AFTER A LENGTHY IN-
VESTIGATION, the FDLE
determined that no criminal
charges were justified
against Walton County
Deputy Bradley Stafford.
Stafford shot and killed
Travis C. Burns, 22, after
Burns forced his way into
Stafford's apartment on Feb.
8, 2005. Toxicology reports
said Burns was high on co-
caine at the time of the
shooting.


THE LATEST CHAPTER
in a four-year-old controversy
took place on July 19, when
the First Baptist Church of
DeFuniak Springs sought
the dismissal of a lawsuit
filed by local residents re-
garding the destruction of a
.house on the corner of Cres-
cent Street and Live Oak Av-
enue.
The question has still not
'been settled. Two different
judges have recused them-
selves from deciding the is-
sue since then.
DOZENS OF GULF.
FRONT PROPERTY owners
applied for permanent re-
taining walls erected after
huuricane damage threat-
.ened the structural integrity
'of the beach side houses. The
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection will
make the decision on a case-
by-case basis.
A COMMITTEE AP-
POINTED by the Walton
County Commission recom-
mended a new beach flag sys-
tem and the hiring of life-
guards to enhance beach
safety after a several
drownings in Walton County
and a damaging television
news report aired on ABC's
20/20 program:
Commissioners have since
approved lifeguards at some
beach locations and are now
discussing funding.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
POLICE CHIEF Ray Bur-
gess resigned his elected post
and plead no-contest to
charges that he knowingly
attempted falsify a document
to the state. Circuit Judge
Jim Ward withheld adjudica-
tion of guilt, but did revoke
Burgess' law enforcement
certification for two years
and fined him $300.
LT. DENNIS WARD was
appointed as acting chief of
police while city councilmen
chose a new appointee.
WAYNE BODIE, a Walton
County business leader was
,elected as chairman of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, which
governs fresh water distribu-
tion issues in the Panhandle.
AFTER YEARS of bitter
opposition, Gulf Trace prop-
erty owners finally agreed to
accept public water and
sewer service. The issue
came to a head after numer-
ous hurricanes exposed sep-
tic tanks and drain fields on


FREEPORT MAYOR
Mickey Marce.


the beach.
FOLLOWING LAWSUITS
by two local activists groups,
Walton County government
prevailed in their bid to re-
store nearly five miles of
south Walton shoreline along
the Walton-Okaloosa county
lines.
MOSSY HEAD WATER
WORKS was named as the
best rural water system in
Florida at the annual meet-
ing of the Florida Rural Wa-
ter Association, held in Or-
lando. Mossy Head beat out
such stellar competition as
Zephyrhills, Stuart and
Haines City, all of whom
bottle their water for sale.
WEE CARE PARK on Wal-
ton Road in DeFuniak
Springs was awarded a
$200.,000 grant from the
'state to be used for additional
recreation facilities.
TWO PEOPLE were killed
in a plane crash near Free-
port on Aug. 20. Pilot Fred
Bogle, 63, of Seagrove, was
killed in the crash of the two-
seat Champion Citabria. His
passenger, Ruber Rios, 40, of
Tallahassee, died after being
rushed to a local hospital.
WALTON SCHOOL SU-
PERINTENDENT Carlene
Anderson met with con-
cerned parent at the Paxton
School to discuss the exist-
ence of bats in the attics of
school buildings. Anderson
said they eliminated the bat
infestation and tests by the
Walton County Health De-
partment confirmed that the
bats were gone.
. TOM POWELL, executive
director of the Ecofiomic De-
velopmenj Council of Walton
County, resigned after 12
years as the only paid em-
ployee of the private agency.
After renewed criticism by
some members of the Walton
County Commission, Powell
tendered his resignation in
August, saying simply, "I am

SEPTEMBER Year. In Re-
view

PROVING THAT LOCAL
government does still listen
to citizens, the Walton
County Taxpayers Associa-
tion asked the Walton


I Walton Co


SEPTIC TANKS at Gulf Trace.


County Commission to lower
the millage rate, in effect low-
ering taxes. After considering
the question, the commis-
sioners did lower the millage
rate by a half mill,, less than
the full one mill requested by
the WCTA.- Later they
dropped it a second time,
bringing the reduction to
about three-quarters of a
mill.
COMMISSIONER SCOTT
BRANNON announced his
intention to improve
Morrison Springs, which the
county has leased from the
state. The plan is to increase
the recreational facilities and
promote natural conserva-
tion.
GRIT & GRACE an-
nounced its list of final cast
members for the fall produc-
tion, called "Old Friends Re-
membered," which cel-
ebrated the first five season
performances.
The cast is always made up
-of-local-amateurs' who -volun-
teer their time and talents to


tell the history of Walton
County in scenes that are al-
ternately funny, sad, poi-
gnant and always memo-
rable.
WALTON COUNTY RESI-
DENTS saw the result of
Hurricane Katrina's wrath
as it brushed past the Pan-
handle on its way to obliter-
ate the Louisiana and Missis-
sippi coastlines.
Beach front homes along the
Walton shores took. yet an-
other hard pounding from yet
another hurricane in yet an-
other heavy hurricane sea-
son.

September

Year in,

Review

Continued

Stage lB

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. Rec. Flag Football


Captains Meeting: Jan'10th @ 6:30 pm
@
The parks & rec. building at the rear of Wee-Care park

The Meeting: For all those interested in starting a flag football team.
To discuss league rules.and answer any questions team captains may
have.

Program Description: Teams consist of 5 players; a minimum of 5 is
needed to avoid a forfeit. Teams will consist of no more than 10 play-
ers. Playing time will last 50 minutes, separated into two halves of 25
minutes. Half time shall be 5 minutes long. Team captains will need to
attend the meeting to receive and review the rest of the league rules.

Who Can Play: Men and women ages 17 and up. The teams must be
signed up and have their team fee paid by January 24th to be placed on
the schedule. The team fee is 100.00. There is no individual fee to
play. A waiver must be filled out by all players and turned -into the
league president no later than 4:30 pm on the Friday before the game.
Each eligible player will be given an ID card to play.

Where: Games will be played at the Wee-Care Park Field and
Harberson Field in DeFuniak Springs, on Saturdays. If enough South
Walton teams sign up we will play games at Helen McCall field as
well. Game times to be announced.

How long: We will play an 8 game season. The games will begin on
Saturday, February 4th and will end on Saturday, March 25th.

i What to wear: Teams will be supplied with colored scrimmage vests
and flag football belts. The vests and belts will be the same color. It is
recommended that all players wear a mouthpiece. No hooded jackets
or sweatshirts, shorts with; pockets or exposed drawstring or steel
cleats will be allowed. More will be discussed at the meeting.

The purpose of this recreational league is to encourage the men and
women of Walton County to play flag football, get some exercise and
have a lot of fun. No abusive language, unsportsmanlike conduct,
fighting, threatening of officials or violation of league rules by any
player, captain or spectator will be tolerated. The league president and
the Parks and Recreation Department has the authority to suspend any
player, captain, or spectator from the park for violation of the above
stated reasons. The referee has the authority to eject any player or cap-
tain from the park for the above stated reasons. 2tc: 12-29; 1-5


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THE AMERICAN RED
CROSS set up at shelter at
the former National Guard
Armory in DeFuniak
Springs, offering space for
300 beds, food, clothing and
more for the evacuees fleeing
the devastation of Katrina.
Local businesses, churches,
restaurants and concerned
individuals provided help
and assistance, too. No one
anticipated the controversy
that would later arise be-
tween different groups who
all sought to help in every
way.
KERMIT WRIGHT, a re-
tired postmaster, turned over
the reins of managing the
Walton County Association
for Retarded Citizens to
Jimmy Dilmore, an adminis-
trator with the ChipleyARC.
Unfortunately, it wasn't a
good fit. Dilmore resigned
after a few months and
Wright kept his promise to
the ARC board and returned
to his job as director.
HERALD-BREEZE
READERS met Walton
County's Man of La Mancha,
Russ Carter, a rugged indi-
vidualist who has tilted at
more than one windmill, tak-
ing on the state of Florida
and the federal government
at times all in the name of
protecting citizen's Constitu-
tional Property rights.
THE STATE'S PLAN to re-
align the two-lane U.S. 331
highway around Freeport,
bypassing the current down-
town area, began in Septem-
ber.
The $24.5 million dollar
project is expected to take at
least two and a half years.
FORMER CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE director Pam
Tedesco, who suddenly re-
signed her job earlier this
year was hired as a regional
advocate for the Florida
Chamber of Commerce, a
newly-created position. Her
job involves lobbying legisla-
tors 'regarding Chamber-
friendly issues.


WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOLS saw a big influx
of new students as families
relocated to Florida from hur-
ricane ravaged Louisiana
and Mississippi.
Although room was found
for them, many left, in mid-
term as stranded families re-
turned to what was left of
their homes to try to resume
their former lives.
WALTON CARES, a
loosely-knit organization of
local volunteers, found itself
at the heart of a controversy
over services and who would
administer those services at
the armory, which served as
a Red Cross Service Center
after the shelter was no
longer needed.
Ultimately, the role of each
rescue agency was defined
and together, the Red Cross,
FEMA, Walton Cares and
others, served hundreds of
families in the hour of their
greatest need.
PLANS WERE AN-
NOUNCED for the 2006
Chautauqua Assembly, an
annual cultural event, which
draws thousands from all
over the U.S.
"We've got the Farmer's
Opry and the Orlando0 Op-
era," said president Diane
Pickett. Pickett had earlier
warned-that if local interest.
in the four-day event did not
improve, this nught be the
last Assembly,'
,It was the original Chau-
tauqua Winter Assembly bof
the early 1900s that helped
establish the town of DeFu-
niak Springs.
AS SEPTEMBER
PASSED, Walton County citi-
zens continued in their relief
efforts for Katrina victims.
Fund-raisers were held in
Freeport and Paxton.
SOUTH WALTON FIRE
CHIEF Les Hallman and
SWFD firefighters that had.
gone to Mississippi to provide
assistance returned to their
normal duties.
SENIOR WALTON EMS


Year in Review

From Page 11B


PARAMEDICS also travelled
to some of the stricken areas
to lend a helping hand wher-
ever needed.
THREE AND A HALF
HOURS was all it took for a
12-member jury to decide
that Jesse Guardado de-
served nothing less than
death for brutally murdering
realtor and businesswoman
Jackie Malone, 75, in her
DeFuniak Springs home.
Judge Kelvin Wells took
the jury recommendation
under advisement. Later,
during a sentencing hearing,
Wells upheld the jury's rec-
ommendation and sentenced
Guardado to death.
THE CITY OF PAXTON
increased its rates for water
by three percent, the first in-
crease in water rates for
many years.
CALLING IT "DYSFUNC-
TIONAL and dangerous," the
Walton County Commission
met with DOT district secre-
tary Ed Prescott to discuss
widening U.S. 331.
Walton County officials
have had little success re-
garding the long-overdue
project and met with Prescott
after being refused an inter-
view with Gov. Jeb Bush.
S:THE SOUTH WALTON_
FIRE DISTRICT opted to
leave their tax assessment to
citizens unchanged from its
1997 level, which provided
the department with $12.7
million budget for the 2005-
2006 budget year, a 45 per-:
cent increase from its 1997
budget. '
DAWN NIOLITERNO, of
Columbus, Ohio. wa? chosen
,as the new president of the
Walton, County Chamber of
Commerce, replacing Pam
.Tedesco.
MIKE ADKINSON, a-
training officer with.the Tal-.
lahasseePolice Department,
was chosen by the DeFuniak
:Springs City Council to fill.
out the, rest of Ray Burgess'
term as City Marshall, after
Burgess resigned. ,';
Adkinson found himself
the subject of some contro-
versy after it was revealed
that he w4s 'the 'nephew of
the DeFuniak Springs City


and other beach safety mea-
sures in Walton County.

OCTOBER 2005

PAXTON PARENTS, un-
satisfied with assurances by
the Walton County School
District, said the district's ef-
forts to rid school buildings
of bats added up to guano.
Citing health and safety
risks, a group of parents
banded together and filed a
notice of intent to file a law-
suit against the district for
what they felt were inad-
equate efforts to solve the
long-standing problem.
A TRAGEDY TURNED to
hope when the parents of a
17-year-old girl, who received
irreparable'brain damage in
an car accident and was on
permanent life, support, al-
lowed her organs to be do-
nated to nine other people.
The legacy of Pamela Lynn
Reid will'live on in others,
thanks to the compassion of
David and Ceceilia Reid.
WHEN THE CITY OF
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS chose
Mike Adkinson as its new
chief of police, 17-year vet-
eran Dennis Ward, who had
been acting chief during the
interim and had applied for
the job, tendered his resigna-
tion.
Ward immediately re-
sumed his law enforcement
career with a new job -as a
Walton County Sheriff's


deputy.
COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONER RO CUCHENS
asked fellow commissioners
to consider taking over the
cost and responsibility of
maintaining all community
cemeteries.
Although former Sheriff
Quinn McMillian had been
forced to cease the practice,
Cuchens asked the board to
hold a public hearing on the
issue.
Ultimately, the idea failed
to find favor with citizens or
the county's legal depart-
ment, who advised against it
on statutory grounds.
HERALD-BREEZE read-
ers got an insider's peek into
an agency whose mission is
simply to stand up for chil-
dren. Case coordinator Lind-
say Currington and program
attorney Charles Vocelle de-
scribed the Guardian Ad
Litem program and the ef-
forts of the volunteers who
serve to watch out for
children's legal rights during
custody, neglect and abuse
court cases.
ALTHOUGH COMMIS-
SIONERS were still discuss-
ing the cost and viability of
lifeguards on the beach dur-
ing the month of October,
that wasn't the only serious
problem facing beach-goers.
RED TIDE BLOOMS
cleared the south Walton
beaches as the toxic fumes

Continued Pg. 12B


New President of the Walton
County Chamber of Com-
merce, Dawn Moliterno.

Attorney, Clayton Adkinson.
THE SOUTH WALTON
Tourist Development Council
won the Henry Flagler Award
from Visit Florida and three
Golden Image awards from
the Florida Public Relations
Association, including the
Grand Golden Image Award,
in recognition of the TDC's
advertising and marketing
efforts.
AFTER A DECADE of be-
ing told that lack of right-of-
way funding was what was
holding back the Florida
DOT from widening U.S. 331,
officials were told in Septem-
ber that it the Clyde Wells
Bridge that is the problem.
Apparently, the four-laning
will not happen until a sec-
ond bridge is built. Unfortu-'
nately, the state will not al-
*low the county to widen the
causeway, so the new span
must stretch from shoreline
to shoreline across the Choc-
tawhatchee Bay the
county's only true evacuation
route. The potential cost?
Half a billion dollars.
SEPTEMBER ENDED on
a tragic note with two
drownings and a dozen wa-
ter rescues off area beaches.
Such deaths and near-
drownings would eventually
convince the county commis-
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


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were visited by three of i
Santa's helpers on December
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ARC bngs homegrow holiday plants to Stanfey 9ouse ARC clients Mary Guice, '
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PRESENTS OF PLANTS TO RESIDENTS of Stanley
House, courtesy of ARC.


SANTA'S HELPERS ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION at
Stanley House. Left to right are ARC clients Mary Guice,
Frank Howard, ARC greenhouse supervisor Angela Padgett,
Larry Brown (at rear in profile), and Stanley House activi-
ties director Kim May.


ARC SANTAS meeting with Stanley House residents
Christmas party.


alumni Ihomecoming


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Homecoming is scheduled If anyone is in contact with
for Jan. 28. Fellow class- any of the class members,
mates and friends PLEASE please relay this message to
plan to meet at the school at them. For additional infor-
2 p.m. on that day to get mation or interest in helping
reaquainted, visit,,and par- with plans for the occasion,
ticipate in the homecoming contact June, at 892-2615.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


A Stanley House tradition


Most families have certain
traditions that they continue
each Christmas, and the
Stanley House family is no
different.
Judging was done on the
resident's annual "door deco-
rating" contest on Friday,
Dec. 16. First place was
awarded to employee Kara
Reed for her church and an-
gels. Second place went to


Sue Clausen, for her "Christ-
mas Memorys." Honorable
mention went to Juanita
Casady for her door of her
grandchildren.
The afternoon continued
with the annual resident and
employee Christmas party.
The residents retreated to
a bountiful lunch buffet and
presents supplied by the em-
ployees, who each make their


favorite dish to share. Cindy
McKinley, executive director,
said, "The employees of
Stanley House have the op-
tion to have their own tradi-
tional Christmas party, but
each year they choose to
share their party with the
residents." Vanessa Wilbur,
dietary director said, "Christ-
mas is all about sharing with
your loved ones, so that is
what we do."


PAGE 3-B


The residents also shared
prime rib dinner with their
families last Thursday, Dec.
8. "Family Night," another
tradition, occurs every three
months, but Christmas is al-
ways the best. Families drive
in from Alabama and Geor-
gia to share this evening with
their loved ones. The high-
light of the evening is the tra-


ditional rendition of "The
Twelve Days of Christmas."
One has never quite heard
this favorite Christmas tune
sung like it is sung at the
Stanley House. Each table of
guests gets a verse to sing.
Every time that verse is re-
peated, that same table must
sing their lines.
The residents have also


been treated to a trip around
the Lakeyard to enjoy
"Christmas Reflections," and
on Saturday, Dec. 10, Marga-
ret Wooten participated in
the annual Christmas pa-
rade.
By the time Christmas is
here, the residents and em-
ployees will be ready for a
much-needed rest.


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


National Arbor Day Foundation offers help for trees lost to Hurricane Katrina


The National Arbor Day special new campaign to as-
Foundation has announced a sist in tree recovery efforts for



Prime Time programs

to begin at Coastal

Branch Library


Prime Time programs at
the Coastal Branch Library
will begin January 4, 2006.
The Coastal Branch Library
is located at 437 Greenway
Trail in Santa Rosa Beach.
The programs will start at 10
am on Wednesday mornings
and run for about an hour.
Some great programs
planned for January 4
through March 8 are:

eOn January 4, Vicki
McCain, the cooking instruc-
tor from Kitchenique in
Destin, will show what's new
and hot in the kitchen.
*On January 11, Barbara
Lord from the Northwest
Florida Ballet will present a
program on dance. The bal-
let is the only professional
dance company in Northwest
Florida and offers world-class
ballet performance and train-
ing to the community.
*On January 18, Walton
County native Brenda Rees
will tell about the archeology
and geology of Walton County
and the coastal dune lakes.
In her program "Shaping
Florida", she uses maps, arti-
facts, books, sand, plants and
pictures as highlights.
On January 25, Dr. David
Ott of the Philharmonic So-
ciety of Northwest Florida
will be at the library with his
musical expertise. Dr. Ott is
an internationally recognized
composer and conductor
whose impressive works have
been performed and recorded
by some of the mo4- notable
orchestras in t'he United
States and Canada.
*On Febru'a'ry 1,returnflig
by popular demand, Richard
Weinstein will tell us more


about the adventures and
lore of the Titanic.
*On February 8, author
Donald F. Peterson will talk
about his book "Ponderings".
His book is a collage of snap-
shots and anecdotes from his
childhood and from people he
has met along his journey
through life.
*On February 15, those
attending will be entertained
by Anna Moo, award winning
recording artist. Anna is a
master entertainer and will
enthrall us with her perfor-
mance.
*On February 22, Leda
Suydan from Topsail Hill
State Preserve will talk about
water birds of northwest
Florida. Leda is a Park Ser-
vice Specialist at Topsail Hill
Preserve and the coordinator
of Topsail's natural and cul-
tural resources.
*On March 1, Gail Meyer
from the Indian Temple
Mound Museum. The Mu-
seum is a national historic
landmark and a monument to
Native Americans.
eOn March 8, "Winter Visi-
tor" Robert Hill will entertain
with the mountain harp and
saw. He bought his first harp
in 2002 at the Autoharp Jam-
boree in Mountain View, Ar-
kansas and has been playing
ever since.
Program brochures are
available at the library and
the schedule will be posted on
the Walton County Library
website at
www.youseemore.com/
walton.
For further' information
contact Katie Voss, Coastal
Library Branch Manager at
267-2809.


the areas that were devas-
tated by Hurricane Katrina.
Through the Katrina Tree
Recovery campaign, the Ar-
bor Day Foundation, in coop-
eration with the National
Audubon Society, is offering
people across America the
opportunity to support re-
planting trees in coastal Mis-
sissippi and Louisiana, and
begin the reforestation of
neighborhoods and cities
across the region. For every
$10 donated to the Katrina
Tree Recovery Campaign, the


Foundation will contribute 10
trees to be planted by Katrina
victims.
"This is an important way
to help those who have suf-
fered the loss of vital trees,"
said Arbor Day Foundation
President John Rosenow.
"Through their contribution,
supporters throughout
America will make it possible
for people in Mississippi and
Louisiana to plant native-
species trees to counter some
of the destruction caused by
Katrina. Trees add beauty


and conservation benefits to
back yards and natural ar-
eas. This is an important way
to help restore the land and
rebuild communities."
The tree species to be
planted include Bald Cy-
press, Red Maple, Eastern
Red Cedar, and Red Oak.
Rosenow adds that not only
will supporters have the sat-
isfaction of donating these
trees to people in need, but
the Arbor Day Foundation'
will also provide to each do-
nor of $10 or more a free


membership, including a sub-
scription to the Foundation's
bimonthly publications, Ar-
bor Day, and The Tree Book
with information about tree
planting and care.

To help hurricane victims
replant these devastated ar-
eas, send contributions to the
Katrina Tree Recovery Cam-
paign, National Arbor Day
Foundation, 100 Arbor Av-
enue, Nebraska City, NE
68410, or contribute online at
arborday.org.katrina.


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A MESSAGE IN THE CLOUDS? This photo was taken during Hurricane Ivan by Faye Hasin of Altura, FL., and
developed in a Wal-Mart photolab. A copy was sent to Hasin's former sister-in-law, Jane King, of Par,:, FL., eventually
winding up at the DeFuniak Herald offices.
Though faint, there appears to be a face in the clouds in the upper left side of the photo. Viewed from a different angle,
there appears to be a robed figure, possibly a bearded male with arms raised, standing near the treetop.
Is this a trick of light, nwishful'-thiikiig or ddiiii ne message? Viewers-must judge for themselves. ......


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Community Calendar
A TURKEY SHOOT will be held January 1, 2006 at Hogan
Drive in Ponce de Leon, starting at 1 p.m.
For more information call 836-4826, ask for Roy.

AMERICAN VETERANS POST 178, Hwy. 90 West, is
having a New Years eve dance with the "Hat Trick" band,
and the public is welcome. Some overnite camping spots
are available.
For more information, call AmVets at 892-4594 or 892-
6407.
THE RED DOOR GROUP ofAlcoholics Anonymous meets
Monday evenings at 7 at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak
Springs. Meetings last about an hour and are open to any-
one with a desire to stop drinking. No dues or fees.
"If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to
stop, that's ours," AA spokespeople said.
For more information, call AA at (850) 244-2421.


WALTON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB meets on
the first Monday of each month at the EOC on Davis Lane,
DeFuniak Springs at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 951-2881.

VFW POST 4437 announces the availability of rooms for
club meetings, wedding reception, party, or youth group
gathering.
Call 892-3539 for rental rates and details.

THE WALTON-DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FRIENDS OF
THE LIBRARY BOARD will not be meeting in December
due to busy schedules. Meetings will resume on January 3,
2006, at 6 p.m. at the Library on the Circle. New members
are encouraged and welcomed. For more information, con-
tact the president, Barb McLellan, at 892-9320.

THE NORTH WALTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB'
will not meet at the regular time in December. Due to busy
schedules, the meeting has been cancelled.
Regular monthly meetings will resume in January, 2006,


on the 2nd. There will be no speaker. This meeting will be a
strategy meeting to decide future plans.

DUE TO THE upcoming holiday schedule, the Walton
County School Board has cancelled the January 2 regular
meeting (New Years holiday), and January 16, regular meet-
ing (Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).
The Board has scheduled the next regular meeting for
Tuesday, January 10 at 5 p.m.

1996 GRADUATES OF PONCE DE LEON HIGH
SCHOOL is planning a ten year reunion. Graduates or any-
one with information on a graduate is asked to contact Jes-
sica Burgess at 855-0465 or email information to
jessica4160@yahoo.com.
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1122A North 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs.
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


A time for


beginning again


By Dr. Robert M. Jaye

The old poet Parkington
spoke for most of us when he
said: "I wish that there were
some wonderful place called'
the land of Beginning Again
where all our mistakes and
all our heartaches and all of
our poor, selfish grief could
be dropped like a shabby old
coat at the door, and never


put on again."
It is part of a godly nature
to want to do better in the fu-
ture than in the past. In this
coming year we have just
such an opportunity. In I
Corinthians 16:8,9, Paul
wrote... "a great door and ef-
fectual is opened unto me..."
Let us look on the New Year
as just such an opportunity.
There is a great door opened


for us to live for Christ and
tell others of Him, in whom
alone there is eternal life.
Let us seize our opportu-
nity for service. God has pre-
sented us the privilege be-
ing alive into this new year.
Before us is a road that of-
fers many opportunities.
Each of us would be exceed--
ing wise to enter each door
of opportunity that God
opens for us.
There is the door to become
children of God. one has to
show repentance toward
God, and faith in our Lord
Jesus Christ. Some will
refuse to enter this door and
will remain in the darkness
of spiritual destitution out-
side of the family of God.
The door of the closet of
prayer is open always. Once
in and the door is closed to
shut out all the cries of the
world, we can talk to God. He
will answer from His holy
Word what we are to do. Lis-
ten to Him.
Jesus is the door to begin-
ning again. He is the door to


forgiveness. He is the door of God divinely imparted to
into a new life, the very life us. In this New Year, let us


be alert to the opportunity of'
beginning again with Jesus.


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

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

BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST "The church -n tre .1ild.1.c.c.d' in-
vites you to come worship and fellowship with us on Sundays and Wednes-
days. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by '.'o.rr,ip Service at 11
a.m. Children's church begins at 11:30 a.m. Choir practice is on Sunday af-
ternoon 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 Studybegins 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 at97'1 W. Live Oak Ave. in
DeFuniak Springs; Pastor Howard Taylor and congregation welcomes you to
join Spirit filled worship services where we'll treat you in so many different
ways, you will have to like some of them. Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m..
and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are cor-
dially invited and welcome. For a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-
4704. '- I
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CORN ERSTONE.C-IURCH Come as you aret Hear old-fashioned.Gospel
o pr-achirng Eoenrence the presence of God first-hand Sunday W'Yorsrtp 10
.a m and:j 'x'.ednscdas, 7 p.m. CORNERSTONE CHURCH anr, equipping
.ministry designed to demonstrate, teach, train;,impart and activate follow-
ers of Jesus Christ in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sunday services include:
CHILDREN'S Church from Nursery through 12 years of age. TEENS meet on
Wednesday evenings ani' rirday' nights. We also offer Bible based K 12th
grade, coupled with a Christian Academy / Preschool. Cornerstone Church
is located on .Hwy. 83, two miles rorth of DeFuniak Springs.

DAMASCUS PENTECOSTAL MINISTRIES, 922 W. Bayloop Road, Freeport,
FL. Executive Pastor Charles Carlton Sr. Senior Pastor T.C. Moon. Morning Wor-
ship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening 6 p.m. Wednesday night service 7 p.m.,
Kids Power Hour 7 p m, Youth 7 p.m.

EAST BAPTIST CHURCH Real answers for life's .tugh questions. Come
join a small church with a loving heart for God's word. Sunday School be-
gins at 9:30 a.m., with our worship 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.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH We are a mission church dedicated to teach-
ing the Gospel of.esus Christ We invite you tojoin us for Sunda. .er. i,:e' at
1200 Circle Drive, Defunia. Springs. Worship service onl., at'Q i:0 a m .'..,rh
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 to your life! When was the
last time you attended a church where there was a spirit of excitement and
an abundance of the Spirit of God? This church family at the First Apostolic
Church would love for you to come and experience the kind of worship
and relationship that the Apostles enjoyed having '.,hen the Christian church
was first birthed! Our Sunday services start at 10 a m otr Sunday School for
the children and worship and preaching service for the adults. Sunday
Evening begins with prayer at 5:30 p.m., and then worship service follows
at 6 p.m. Our Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. We have prayer
meetings on Thursday Evenings beginning at 6 p.m. Come and experience
the Holy Ghost power the way God intended church to really be!. If you
have any questions or need ministry assistance,.feel free to call tried church at
892-7882. Rev. David W. King, Pastor.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East Live Oak Av-
enue. We cordially invite you to join our "Fellowship.of Encouragement"'
and come for Worship and Bible Study at the following times: Sunday Bible
Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship (10 30 am 'i discipleship studies (5
p.m.) and evening worship (6:30 p.m.) You are also encouraged to join us
for prayer meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and come early for fellowship
dinners. Call the church office, (850) 892-2722, for details.

The members of FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH warmly invite you to worship
with us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for refreshments and Adult Bible
Study and children's Sunday School. Our Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, speaks
from the Gospel each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. We are known
throughout our community as a friendly and serving Church that welcomes
newcomers. We are located on Route 331 very near the Florida line [24213
5th Avenue] in Florala, Alabama. If you wish, call us at 334-858-3515 for
more specific directions.
Thurda., January 5th: Elders meet at 9 a.m. and, Mary Martha Circle has
Bible study at 9 a.m.

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. Monday 6:30 p.m. Youth Adult Bible Study and Fellowship
(high school grads, 20'x & 30's). Wednesday POWER HOUR! 3:00 p.m. KIDZ


CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY

CLUB (1st-:.th *3ra.yj Light supper for both groups, 5:00 p.m. :'u.rh Con-
iect:ron 6th-. l'tri -,':30 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal. First Sunday -
hur.:r. ..,:-.ere.j -dish luncheon after church. Second Friday 'Pairs and
Spares Dinner' 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian is a community of disciples of ,Jesus Christ who are
committed to being an inclusive faith community where persons from all
walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and w:.rki3 r,.:.-cthrr.' If you're.
looking for a church home, we invite you to come visit us. Church office
phone number 892-5832; email: fpcdfs@earthlink.net

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, located at
88 Circle Drive, Rev. Ken Autrey, staff and congregation wishes to invite you
tojoiri our family for activities on Surnd.: t, eoirinir, .itr- contemporary Wor-
ship Service in sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and fellow-
ship after; Traditional Worship Service and Children's church (Pre-K to third
grade) at 11 a.m.; Vesper Service at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Communion is
observed at both morning services on first Sunday and Sunday School for
all ages at 9:45 a.m. Other opportunities on Sunday include: UMYF Fellow-
ship at3 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Jr. UMYF and Children (HIS Kids club). Ladies Bible
Study "Women of Faith" each Thursday, 7:00 p.m. and Food Pantry every 3rd
Sat. 7-9 a.m. For more information, call 892-5332or 892-5640.

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

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 Morn-
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 imrmediatl, foii.l.'.. ".re ....rsrhiip er.i,.:e All are cordiall,, in.tiedand
.' ,*ciccrn T ,. rlc .'..in, e.'cnr', arc'held in their diur.:c ilFell.c,'.v.:Kp, Hall -
- .'..r.m r f ,: :hur.:rh m.-:rt rE-c '::.:crJ Tuesday of each month at 10:30
a.m. Boy Scout Troop 751 and Cub Scout Pack 751 meets every Tuesday at
6 p.m. Small Group Activities are held each Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Pastor Keith Andrews and the con-
groeiti..:.ri c.f Glendale Presbyterian Church invite you to worship.each Sun-
.dJa, mr'.:,rriri, at 1, .0.2 arrm 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
mr,.: rn ,trh .:b at www.glendalechurch.org. Call 859.0080 for more infor-
mation.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of Highway 90
onr, LairJ ic..a Laird Road is west of. Mossy Head just before the Okaloosa
County line. Grace Community is a church committed to historical S.:.'urir,,rr,
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 at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School at 11:00 arid evening bible
study at 6:0,0. 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 a.m. every Sunday morning. Rev. Cecil Williams
and the entire congregation extends an open and warm welcome to each
and everyone to come and worship with us. You are encouraged to come
join us at any of our services. You may call for more information at 892-2009.

HISTORIC SAINT AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is located at 144 Circle
:,ri. : ,in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday Eucharist, Rite l I, 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. arid 6
p.m. Choir Practice is Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. arnd .:hu-.rch training study
at 5 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Knute Coleman
and the congregation extend a ..:r, i:c.: al .1rci..'r tcI ..:come visit or make
us your church home. We practice "Love one another". A nursery is pro-
vided.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it, Jesus, Love, and Care and Now Faith
ministries, We need sponsor, to help support the needy, please send dona-
tions to 142 Roosevelt Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Contact Evangelist
Benson at 850-892-0662.

JESUS LO,. ES .CU JUST THE WAYYOU 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. MID'EEK 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


i to n.irc 1-,...,:c wishing to *-.. ri ':.:n. : i :... c of .God to come join us for
any of our services.

NEW BIRTH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 1:..: .r.:1J I:45 E. Hwy. 90. Pastor Henry
T. Beach v.-:i,:-:c:im: all to Sunday School at 1.0:00 a.m. and Sunday Morning
worship at 11:00 a.m. Bible study, .'. Idnr,:'.a, at 7:00 p.m.

NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER SBC at 11131 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, [',irin3r.:',
FL. We are reaching out to' the lost, hurting,: hurr, and naked. Pastor Rev.
Curtis Manning and his congregation w:.uid JI4 r:. ,. Ir.: ,.:,u 1..: attend ser-
vices with them. Sunday School for all ages i'- ar 10 a.m. Children's Church
and Sunday morning worship is at 11 a.m, Wednesday night prayer and
teaching is'at 7 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services if needed. Gospel
Sing every first Saturday.. Come enjoy-our anointed praise and worship,
and be encouraged with Holy Ghost filled preaching and teaching of God's
Word. For more information call: (850) 892-2048.

PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, DeFuniak Springs "Celebrating the
Love and Glory of Christ:" You are invited tc : .cri'.:,: 3 personal relation-
ship with God and join in w.:.r:hip r: the rcrihr,r' God. Sunday services
include r-yy r inr l 3rm ,oup .iI. :rudi:i, at 9:00 a.m. and Morning
Worship time b-.irirnlrn. 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 il:h h.:hir practice, followed
S'at 7:00 with G-Force for children, activities for youth and a Bible study and
prayer time for adults. The church is located 2-1/2 miles west of US Hwy..
331, and 1 mile south of Bob Sikes Road on Pleasant Ridge Road. Call the
. church '.-fif,:,r .at'-. 892-3500'for mor:, irf,:Irmar.tior
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':SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 1,307'Hwy.:278 (Coy, Burgess Loop)
DeFuniak Springs; FL. Sunday School:' 9:45 a.m.;' .'._..r':hi: Service:' 11:00
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 arid leading the same way you
came in (hungry and hurting)? Do you feel like youd are so far away from
God, in a time that you need Him the most? That maybe if you could just
get to Him, so many rrhirn: ir, /our life .-.:.ijuld change? Have you been hurt
byso called Christians, and nowyou won't even go irr.: tr ri,.:u-.: .:.' .f God?
Do you have so many questions and no answers? There is a church you can
come to and not be judged by what you're wearing.orwhat 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
SHwy. 90 E. to Ponce de Leon, turn right onto 181A, the church is right
across from Ponce de Leon Springs. Sunday: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday:
7 p.m. Call 548-9425.

ST MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 247 U Li High.*. -' 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 pm.m"\. rii 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 6p.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 -.CD, H .*.a,. ':'0 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 withjyou.,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 Study followed by prayer.time.
Pastor is Thomas Adamson, Children's Ministries Kevin Chilcutt. For more
information call 892-3817 or 652-4610. Website www.victorylighthouse
church.org.

WAY OF LIFE UNITY CENTER, 1797 Hurlburt Road, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
Office: 864-1232, Hours: By appointment. Metaphysical Bookstore: 864-
5945, Open Sundays 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Dial-A-Thought: 864-9139. Min-
ister is Rev. George A. Schmidt, Ph.D. Time for Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Celebration Services. All are welcome. Special Events: A Course
in Miracles Study Group meets Mondays at 7p.m. An AA group for women
only meets each Friday at 7 p.m. The "Sparkle" AA group meets on Sunday
evenings at 7 p.m'.

WESLEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Live Oak
and 21st Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL. "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open
Doors". Pastor David Wilson. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.,. Morning Worship
'10:00 a.m. The small church by the side of the road with a Cross over the
entrance, longing to extend the love and peace of God to any wayfarer or
pilgrim seeking a rest from this world of strife and despair. A place where
common people can assemble for simple 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, butwe belong to HIM who wins the
war."


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Rhodes
Willard Allen "Spanky
Rhodes, 51, of DeFuniak
Springs, FL, passed away
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005. He
was born on Oct.16, 1954 to
Willard Angus Rhodes, and
Bertha Mae Burns.
Rhodes was a life long resi-
dent of Walton County. He
was Baptist by faith and a
member of Calvary Baptist
Church. Spanky, as he was
known, worked hard as a
painter and plumber in the
construction industry for
many years. He was an avid
fisherman and hunter.
Rhodes was a wonderful hus-
band, father, and grandfa-
ther. He was a good friend.
Rhodes was preceded in
death by his father, Willard
Angus Rhodes.
Rhodes is survived by his
mother, Bertha Rhodes, of
DeFuniak Springs. He is also
survived by his wife of 28
years, Renea Rhodes; one
son; Jason Allen Rhodes and
fiancee, Christiana Eckert, of
DeFuniak Springs; one
daughter, Shanna Michele
Rhodes and fiance, John
Fredrick Guess III, of DeFu-
niak Springs; two brothers,
Paul Balentine and wife,
Janice, of Freeport and Rob-
ert Lee Rhodes and wife,
Cynthia, of Crestview; one
sister, Rebecca Ann Gregory,
of DeFuniak Springs; He is
also survived by two grand-
children, Kayleigh Paige
Rhodes, and Allen J. Rhodes
Tucker.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Wednesday, Dec. 21,
2005. in the Chapel of Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home; 230
Park Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL, with Rev. Bill
Stephens officiating.
Burial follow'd"f in the
Shockley Springs Baptist
Church Cemetery in Baker,
Fl. ., i!,, we
The family invited every-
one to come to the Alaquia
Hunting Lodge following the
graveside services.
Pallbearers wereRobert"
Andrews, Larry Nelson,
Henry Nelson. lDanny
Edwards, Dale Anderson and
Charles Morris, 'Honorary
pallbearers were :Chris
Conley, Jacob Alford, Jay
McDonald, and all members
of the Alaqua Hunting Lodge.
The family placed their
confidence in Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home to handle the
arrangements.

Cuchens
Willie Dee Cuchens, 80, of
DeFuniak Springs, FL went
to be with the Lord on Dec.
23, 2005. She.was born on
Aug. 2, 1925 to Ira
Henderson and Edna Esther
Gainey Henderson.
Cuchens was a life long
resident of Walton County.
She was Baptist by faith and
a member of Westside Bap'-,
tist Church. She worked as a:
bookkeeper for Walton High
School for over 35 years. She
enjoyed working outside in
her garden. She also enjoyed
fishing.
Cuchens was preceded in
death by. her father and
mother, her husband of 49
years, V. H. Cuchens Sr., and
one brother, Lynn Hen-
derson.
Cuchens is survived by
two sons, V. Henry Cuchens
Jr. and wife, Charlotte, and
Edwin E. Cuchens and wife,
Beverly; five sisters, Wilma
Cuchens, of Freeport, FL,
Jeanette Gandy'and hus-
band, W. C., of Chipley, FL,
Maveen Bruner, of Caryville,
FL, Anneice-Baker and hus-
band, Alva, of Choctaw
Beach, FL and CarolynAus-
tin, of Atlanta, GA; one sis-
ter-in-law, Nell Culp- and
husband, John, of Canton-
ment, FL; two aunts, Bertie
Adkinson and Margaret
Wooten, of DeFuniak
Springs; eight grandchil-


dren, Donnie and wife, Lisa,
Shawn and wife, April,
Kennie and wife, Carrie,
David, Terry and wife, Dawn,
Victoria and fiancee,
Jonathan Smith, Darby, and
Josh Cuchens; seven great-
grandchildren, Shala, Kry-
sten, Stetson, Ethan, Jack-


son, Katelin and Julianna,
plus numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Wednesday, Decem-
ber 28, 2005 in the chapel of
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, with Rev. Randy
Nelson, Rev. Wayne White,
and Rev. Herbert Patterson
officiating.
The grandchildren served
as pallbearers.
Burial was in the Cuchens
Family Cemetery.
The family placed their
confidence in Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home to handle the
arrangements.

Karasek
Louise Magnolia Tyner
Karasek, 96, died peacefully
at her home in DeFuniak
Springs, FL, Tuesday, Dec.
20, 2005. The daughter of
James Weaver and Roberta
Rinehart Tyner, Louise
Karasek was born Nov. 5,
1909 in Ochelata, OK. :
Louise Karasek made her
home in Washington, D.C. for
approximately 50 years
earning a masters degree
from Oklahoma A&M. She
had varied professional ca-
reers, including working for
.the Department of Com-
merce in international trade,
teaching, owning and operat-
ing a mom and pop grocery
store, and managing prop-
erty with her husband.
After moving to DeFuniak
Springs in 1983, she enjoyed
the pace of a small town
where she became active in
several local organizations,
including First Baptist
Church. Her favorite pastime
was spending time with a
book or magazine.
Karasek was predeceased
by her husband, Herman, to
whom she was married for 43
o,, yas, pn Sister, and four
brothers.
''*''Kak s k is survived by'
three daughters', Dorothy'
Karasek, of DeFuniak
.Springs, Mary Treece and
husband, Clarence, of
Jefferson City, TN, and
Martha Dees and husband,
Art, of DeFuniak Springs.
She is survived by seven
grandchildren, David Free-
man, Christi Edge, Aaron,
Underwood, Cheryl Fisher
and Michael Brotherton,
Liebe Rice and Liesl Dees,
and by seven great-grand-
"children,
Funeral services were con-
ducted Tuesday, Dec. 27,
2005 at Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home, with Rev. Art Dees
and Rev. Jerry Chumley of-
ficiating.
Burial followed in Magno-
lia Cemetery.
Those asked to be pallbear-
ers were the grandchildren.
Donations may be made to
the charity of choice or the
Brain Support Center at 295
Juniper Lake Road, DeFu-
niak Springs, FL 32433.
The family placed their
confidence in Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home to handle the
arrangements.


SGaylard.
Jeanette Rose Bond
Gaylard, 70, of DeFuniak
Springs, FL, passed away
Sunday, December 18, 2005,
at the home of her daughter
in Wing, AL.
Mrs. Gaylard was born De-
cember 27, 1934 in Memphis,
the daughter of Lewis
Franklin Bond and Alma
Jeanette Branson Bond. She
grew up in the Gleidale com-
munity and graduated from
Walton Senior High with the
Class of'53. She returned to
DeFuniak Springs in 1970,
where she was a bookkeeper
and, after retirement, served
as a poll worker with the Su-
pervisor of Elections office, a
job she took very seriously.
Mrs. Gaylard liked work-


ing with her flowers and
plants and was also a mem-
ber of Chautauqua Quilters.
She would say, "I am a people
person "
She. loved her church, her
friends and her family. She
was a member of Friendship
Baptist Church. She is pre-


deceased by her husband,
Wilbur W. Gaylard, and her
brother, Herbert Arthur
Bond.
Among survivors are her
children, Vici Janayce Mims
Chandler and husband,
Clyde, of Wing, AL, Nelia
Ann Mims White and
husband, Pete, of Dothan,
AL, Merle Arthur Parker III
and wife, Judy, of Tampa,
and a stepson, Robert
Gaylard, of Inverness, FL.
Seven grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren and nu-
-merous nieces and nephews
also survive.
Services were scheduled
for December 22, 2005, at 10
a.m. at Friendship Baptist
Church, with Dr. James
Johnson officiating. Arrange-
ments and services were un-
der the direction of Jerry
Evans.

Smith
Herbert Smith, 78, of De-
Funiak Springs, FL passed
away December 21, 2005 at
his home. He was born in
Florala, AL, and was a life-
time resident of the area.
Smith was a veteran of
World War II and was a
member of the United States
Army, Navy and Air Force.
He was employed as a car-
penter throughout most of
his career. Smith was a mem-
ber of Calvary Baptist
Church in DeFuniak and the
American Legion.
Smith was preceded in'
death by his parents and four
brothers. .
Survivors include hiswife,
Jessie Mae Frances Smith, of
DeFuniak Springs; sons,
Larry. and Thesa Smith, of
Panama City, FL, David
Smith, of Louisville, KY,
Jimmy and Nancy Smith, of
DeFuniak Springs, Jerry and
Cindy Smith, of DeFuniak
Springs, Bobby Smith, of
Milton, FL, Eddie and Gail
Smith, ofDeFuniak Springs;
daughters, Shirley and
Charles Cannon,. of GA,
Patsy and Tony Roy, of DeFu-
niak Springs, and Brenda
and Joey Cook, of DeFuniak
Spring9;.2_0 .grandc.hildren,
16 great-grandchildren,' and
'flutir'ins nieces' 'iad bep'h-'"
ews.:
Funeral services took place
Saturday, December 24,
2005, at the chapel of
Whitehurst-Powell Funeral
Home, with Reverend
Donnie Cadenhead officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Clear Springs Baptist
Church Cemetery in Laurel
Hill, FL.
Whitehurst-Powell Fu-
neral Home was entrusted
with arrangements.


McDaniel
Lee R. McDaniel, 81, of
DeFuniak Springs, FL,
passed away at West Florida
Hospital in Pensacola, FL.
McDaniel was born in
Farwell, TX, and served in
the U.S. Air Force. He had
lived in Ft. Pierce, FL., mov-
ing here in 1981. McDaniel
was an engineer and worked
for several companies at
Cape Canaveral Space Cen-.
ter. Later, he became self-
employed as a realtor.
McDaniel was a member of
First United Methodist


Church and a member of the
Chautauqua Cyber Club.
He is survived by a daugh-
ter, Tracy Lee Janson, of Port
Orange, FL, and three sons,
Dana R. McDaniel, of Lake
View, CA, David K.
McDaniel, of Stuart, FL, and
Leslie A. McDaniel, of San
Diego, CA. He is also sur-
vived by seven grandchildren
and eight great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorialization by crema-
tion, handled by National
Cremation Society in Ft. Wal-
ton Beach, FL.


Caswell
George Lee Caswell, 85, a
retired general contractor,
died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005.
The service was at Salem
Wesleyan Church in Sneads,
FL with burial at Hatchers
Cemetery in Freeport, FL.
Bevis Funeral Home of
Quincy handled arrange-
ments.
Memorial contribution
may be made to Salem
Wesleyan Church, Christian
College Fund, 2764 Salem
Church Road, Sneads, FL
32460.
A native of Freeport, FL,
Caswell moved from Sneads
to Chattahoochee in 1993.
He was a member of Salem
Wesleyan Church and a U.S.
Navy veteran, who served as
a Seabee.
Survivors include his wife,
Hattie Caswell; four sons,
Rod, Dennis, Brailey and
Eckie Caswell; five stepchil-
dren, Edward and 'Dwight
McCormick, Teresa Valesek,
J.R. McCormick, and Marie
Thornton; a sister, Maude
Wilcox; 19 grandchildren,
and six great-grandchildren.

Concerned
Christian
Church hosts
New Year's sing
Concerned Christian
Church will host a New Year
Sing and a "Watch Night ser-
vice. Saturday, Dec. 31, start-
ing at 7 p.m. Everyone who'
enjoys Southern Gospel sing-'
ing is welcome. '
Entertainers will include
the Canes, Harroldsons and
Smooth Gospel
The church is located on
Hwy. 90, two miles west of
the airport..


New Year's

Eve bash

scheduled
Christ's Way Restoration
Ministries, Inc. in conjunc-
tion with Walton County Un-
derage Drinking Task Force
will be hosting their event for
youth in Walton County, and
surrounding counties, along
with their parents, on Sat-
urday, December 31, 2005, at
the Walton County Fair-
grounds from 8 p.m.-12:15
a.m. This event will be full of
activities, including go-carts,
karaoke, booths for the
adults, and a youth fashion
show. All middle and high
schoolers can enter the fash-
ion show.


First Baptist :

Church of Freeport


hosts seminar


cess, biblical ingredients and
the need for a vital prayer
life.
They' invite everyone to
come', .participate in the
seminar and renew a per-
sonal passion for prayer
There is .o cost to partici-
pants.

First Baptist Church,
Freeport is located at 430
Kylea Laird Drive, across the
street from Freeport Middle
School.
For further information
call 835-2742:


Church Events


HOPE LUTHERAN CHRISTMAS SERVICES-Hope
Lutheran Church, LCIS,. will have its traditional, Christ-
'mas Eve candlelight worship service on Saturday, Decem-
ber 24, at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 90 Spires Lane in
Gulf Place. Santa Rosa Beach. FLorida.
Pastor RayAngerman. Hope's mission developer and the
associate pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Shalimar, said the Christmas Eve service will be an old-
fashioned candlelight service with Scripture reading and
Christmas carols. He will accompany some of the carols with
the guitar.
On Sunday,'Christmas Day and Sunday, New Year's Day,
Hope will have an 8 a.m. worship on the beach at Ed Walline
Beach Park at the intersection on Hwy. 393 and CR 30A.
Worship at the church those Sundays will be at 9 a.m. and
will include Holy Communion. Pastor Angerman will lead
all services. .
The community is invited to attend the services. For more
information, call 850-267-0322 or 850-654-7,807. ,
Starting Sunday, January 8, Hope will expand its wor-
ship schedule .to accommodate winter visitors. The times
will be announced later.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED to Cornerstone Church to hear
Bishop Bill Hamon, Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. Bishop
Hamon has functioned as a pastor, evangelist, teacher,
prophet, and apostle. His calling is one of a prophet-apostle
and he is the apostle over the worldwide ministries of Chris-
tian International. The author of four major books, he has
also written numerous Bible College courses, and the
Manual for Ministering Spiritual Gifts: Cornerstone Church
is located at 2044 Hwy 83 N. inDeFfifiiak Springs. Phone
892-2240, ,o """ Fywhelp
STHE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN COUNCILis
a group of concerned citizens who0s goal is to improve the
quality of life for people who live in 9n'g-term care facilities
such as nursing homes, assisted living, facilities, adult fam-
ily care homes and skilled nursing units in area hospitals.
An Ombudsman is a specially trained and certified volun-
teer who has been appointed by the governor and given au-
thority under Florida law to investigate and resolve com-
plaints made by, or on behalf of, long term care facility resi-
dents.
The Northwest Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Council serves residents in four counties: Escambia, Santa
Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton. The ombudsman's job is to pro-
tect the rights of residents, assure that each complaint is
investigated by visiting each facility to evaluate conditions
and conduct annual inspections.
Qualified and caring volunteers are needed to serve all
four counties. For additional information regarding the
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program or information on
the council, contact the coordinator at (850) 595-8013 or 1-
888-831-0404.


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First Baptist Church of
Freeport is holding a semi-.
nar on Prayer for Revival.
and Spiritual Awakening.
Jan. 1-Feb. 12. "
The seminar, scheduled for
5:30-7:30 on Sunday eve-
nings, will be led by Rev. Ri-
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005

Jankowski named Walton coach


SPORTS


BRAV ES


and we will -coordinate with
our personnel as we try to
stay balanced and get the ball
to the guys. who can make
plays.' ,
Jankowski is,expected to.
arrive in DeFuniak Springs
in early January to take over
as athletic director and head


football coach. The school
board ,.ill have to approve
.the hiring at their January 10
meeting, but that should be a
mere formality. '"It's been
crazy with the holidays and
the :new ji.b. I will try to ini
place full time by the 10th
and take it fromn there."


W\\ALTON'S BETSY STEVENSON atits
for just the right opportunity to take -her shot
and rack up two, more points for the Lcidv
Braves. Walton /:,st Ponce de Leon. 61-32.


Area basketball scores


By CHUCK HINSON


points ei
Scores


Dec. 19 BHS 2;
Girls PHS 2(
Ponce de Leon 61, Walton
32: Mary Howes led the scor- Dec. 20
ing drive for the Lady Hoboes
with 17 points and Lacey Girls
Griffin added another 14 as Paxtor
they finished the first half County
with a 37-13 lead over Wal- thescori
ton. .... Bobcats
Stephanie Palmer led the beat Hol
* scoring drive for the Lady Fink an
Braves with 10 points. scored 1
Other PdL scorers in- Other
cluded: Tyla Yates with 10 cluded:
points, Cat Tinsley, 9; Day- with 8 pc
dra Brown and Maggie Courtne
Wright with 4 points each; Allex Mc
and Jennifer Grant with 2 point.
points. Scores
Other scorers for Walton' PHS 1
included: Betsy Stevenson HCCH
with,5 points; Chelsea Robin-
son, Jesse Tucker and Gabby
Bailey with 4. points; Sarah
King, 2; and Cassie Bell with.
1 point. ..
Scores per quarter:
%WHS 5 8 7 12 32
PdL 14 23 20 4 61

Boys Jc
Paxton 56, Bethlehem 27:
Paxton jumped eout on the
court strongand never let up.
They took a 24-8 lead in the Get
first half.
Andrew Geohagan led the
scoring drive for the Bobcats
with 12 points. Brantley T
Taylor. added another 11
points.
Other Paxthn scorers in-
cluded- Le v Dclihite. 10:
Darnn\ Cairmpbell. 7;. Seth iR,
Neale, 6: Mikey Jones and P ..
Dew Ge,,hagan v.-ith 3 point '
each: and Patrick PhIillips
and Jeremy R.adney with 2


ach..
per quarter:
2 6 6 13 -
0 4 13 19 -


i 54, Holmes
25: Keosha Lyiin led
ng drive for the Lady
*with 12 points, to
ries County. Jessica
d Breezy Zorn each
1, points;
Paxton score rs in-
Maryyllyn Gilbert
points; Kim Joyner, 7;
y Davidson, 3; and
cCormick and with 1

per quarter:
.4 13 19 8 54
5 4 3 14 25


'Walton 58, Paxton' 30:
Darryl McGhee led the scor-
ing drive with 13 points.
Jeremy Dunbar and Kenny
. Walker scored another 10
points.
Other Walton scorers.in-
cluded: Ashton Campbell
and 'Jay Leonard with 6
points each; Josh Nettles
' and : Brad Baldwin with 3,
points each;' and Dylan Laird
and; David Reed with 2
points each.
Other scorers for Paxton
included:' Aideev.' ,dehaean
with v. ith 6 points ; Patrick
Philips and Chaz Russell, 5;
Seth Neal and Mikie Jones,
4; Brantley Taylor and Drew
Geohagan with 3 points
each.
Scores per quarter:
WHS 21 13 22 2 58
PHS 2 10 11 7 30


WALTON HIGH. football
Coach Jankou;s'ki


l


By PATRICK CASEY
Lenny Jankowski, who has
Worked ,at Johnr Carroll
Catholic High School for 10Q
years and has been head
c.oach.of the Rams' football
and baseball teams for the
past six years has been .se-
lected as the new football
coach at Walton High School.
'.'I am extremely excited to,
be here and thrilled to be cho-
sen as the football coach,"
says Jankowvski. "I am look-
ing forward to the future with
the program. I am extremely
impressed w ith the facilities
and everything."
Janko\wski. a 19S9 gradu-
ate of John Carroll. at tended
the University of Central
Florida and graduated with a
degree in 1994.
Jankowski's team finished
2-S in 2005. but won three
district titles in his six-year
reign including records of 11-
1 in 2002 and 11-2 in 2003.
Jankowski also coached the
baseball team to 'a record of
105-41 in the past'five years.
Jankowski led the Rams in,
his second season to their
first playoff berth in football
in 20 years. The Rams won
five straight games in con-
vincing fashion to qualify.
The Rams went 10-0 in 2002
and claimed their first, dis-
trict championship since
1981;
Jankowski tends to favor a
-*balanced offense, but, does
4ike-to- pass the -ball more
than many high school
coaches and has been known
to mix in some trick plays on
offense. "We like to sling it


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81 Crenshax\ Chr.

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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


. 1LiL


PICTURED ARE THE eight students who took part in the
Walt Disney World Martial Art Championship in Orlando,
FL in October.


Walton Taekwondo

Academy winners announced


ON NOV 5 THESE FOUR STUDENTS took part in the
26th Southern Region Open Karate Tournament in Dothan,
AL.


ON DEC. 3, THESE four students pictued took part in
the championships and finished the 2005 tournament sea-
son with very remarkable standings in Marietta, GA


Three months, three
states, three swings and.
three hits.
Eight students from the
Walton Taekwndo Academy
winners took part in the
Walt Disney World Martial
Art Championships in Octo-
ber. Each student competed
in their own division by age
and weight. Zambia
Campbell took third in both
forms and sparring, Anthony
Holmes II took third in forms
and first in sparring.
In the Black Belt division,
Wendy Powell took fourth in
forms and second in sparring.
In the advance division, Tyler
Hicks took third in both
forms and sparring and
Shelby Thompson took third
in forms and first in sparring.
In the intermediate divi-
sion, Brittany Holmes took
second in forms and first in
sparring. In other divisions,
Cheyenne Jordan took fifth
in forms and second in spar-
ing and Jackie Jordan II took
second in both forms and
sparring.
On Nov. 5 in Dothan, AL,
five students from the school
took part in the 26th South-
ern Region Open Karate
Tournament sponsored by
Dothan LeisureServices in
conjunction with the Na-
tional Peanut Festival Asso-
ciation. Zambia Campbell
took fourth in both forms and
sparring, Anthony Holmes II
took first in sparring and
fourth in forms, Brittany
Holmes took fourth in forms
and second in sparring,
Jackie Jordan II took second
in sparring and Cheyenne
Jordan took third in spar-
ring.
On December 3 in
Marietta, GA, at Life Univer-
sity Fall Championship spon-
sored by Darula Family
sports, five students from
Walton Taekwondo Academy
took part in the champion-
ships and finished the 2005
tournament season with very
remarkable standings. An-
thony Holmes II took third in
forms and first in sparring,
Brittany Holmes took third
in forms and first in sparring.





Sports

News &

Notes
By PATRICK CASEY
The South Walton girls
basketball team has received
enough votes in the Florida
Sports Writers Association
girls basketball poll to rank
#10 in Class 3A. The
Seahawks are 10-2 entering
the Freeport Christmas tour-
nament and are ranked for the
first time in the history of the
school. Ponce de Leon's girls
slipped to #11 in the Class 2A
poll for some inexplicable rea-
son, despite posting an 11-1
record and eleven straight
wins since their season open-
ing 71-69 loss to North Florida
Christian. Paxton's girls re-
main unranked in Class A de-
spite a 9-1 record and a 54-25
pasting of Holmes County last
week.
Walton remains the only
boys basketball team in the
county receiving votes as the
Braves are #13 in the latest
Class 3A poll. Walton is 9-2
entering the Bay High Barn-
storm Classic this week.


Jackie Jordan II took third
in forms and second in spar-
ring, Cheyenne Jordan took
third in forms and second in
sparring. Tyler Hicks took
third in both forms and spar-
ring. Tyler Hicks took tird in
both forms and sparring.
Walton Taekwondo, in-
structor Jimmy Macon and
the school competition team
has had an outstanding 2005
season with five out of seven
students named state cham-
pions and three out of five
national champions. Macon
and his team are looking for-
ward to the 2006 season
which begins in mid to late
January.
The school is privately-
owned and is a member of
the Amateur Athletic Union,
Professional Karate Associa-
tions and The Independent
Martial Arts Association. The
school will start new enroll-
ment beginning Jan. 5,2006,
which will include after-
school programs.
For more information, con-
tact Community Education
892-1240/41 or Jimmy Ma-
con 892-0952.


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Accounting II
Business Law I
Introduction to Business
Typing & Word Processing I
Records Management
Micro-computer Applications
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College Prep English A 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Mon./,Ved.
Class for College Prep pilot students only ,
College Prep English B 9:00-10:45 a.m. Tues./Thurs.
English Composition I 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Mon./Wed,
English Composition I 6:30-9:00 p.m. Wed.
English Composition II 12:30-1:50 p.Tn. ,Mon./Wed.
English Composition II 6:30-9:15 p.m. Mon.
College Prep Reading I TBA
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College Prep Reading II 1:00-2:15 p.m. Tues./Thurs.
Writing and Grammar 5:00-6:20 p.m. Mon./Wed.
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Introduction to Ethics 6:30-9:00 p.m. Wed.
Humanities-Cinema Appreciation 6:30-8:55 p.m. Mon.
Weekend Class'
Introduction to World Religions 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-5:00 p.m.
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1133 HWY 90 W -DFS
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442 CTY HWY 1087
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US HWY 83 DFS
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892-7229

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HRS & UNITED WAY
892-8560

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

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892-3873


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835-4500
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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)
HOME REPAIRS,
PAINTING & ODD JOBS. $25/HOUR.
850-546-0301 (11-28-1TP)

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865-0924


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850-892-9504 (CTFN)


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HWY. 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (CTFN)


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Walton Middle School
Honor Roll
1st Nine Weeks
5th Grade
"A-B"
Tonya Adams.
6th Grade
"A"
David Amason, Billie Arnold, Kayla
Bailey, Sarah Bailey, Devero Bogart, Alex
Brack, Derek Glenn, Tiffany Graham,
Molly Hils, Allyson Howell, Gillian Infinger,
Erika McCracken, Maryanne McLeod,
Jasmine Minnie-field, Tiffany Morse,
Colby Rothgeb, Charles Stevenson,
Chelsey Sword, Klariz Teves, Kaydee
Willcox. .
"A-B"
Emily Andera, Angus Anderson, Mor-
gan Autrey, Lauren Bell, Holly Brown,
Murray Cawthon, James Clark, Cassidy
Contreras, Shelby Davidson, Dacia Day,
Emily Deal, Dwayne Fisel, Tabitha Fore-
man, Aaron Fulcher, Ashley Garcia, Will-
iam Goodman, Sarah Greene, Dorian
Griggs, Nichelle Guice, Shauntrice
Hartley, Alexis Howard, Allyson Huffman,
John Hutcheson, Madelyn Jackson,
Lindsey Jones, Christina Kirkland, Jade
Klosterman, Monica Lawrence, Brendan
Leach, Rosalia Leyva, Courtney Locklear,
Keenan May, Kimberly Mayo, Dominique
McCaskill, James McGowanf Blanca
Medrano, Tasha Peeples, Erik Popoca,
Maria Ramirez, Bradley Reeves, Brittany
Richey, Johnny Santamaria. Rachel
Scharver, Rebecca Schotield, Joseph
Schwarz, Justin Schwarz, Derek Sears,
Krystyna St Pierre, Standly Standland,
Clay Thames, Rex Thomas, Stacy Tho-
mas, Mary Thompson, Ayden Trusty,
Mason Wells, Alan Whatley, Esau Young.
7th Grade
A" .
' Andrea Andrews, Delaney Bell, Tyrone
Cosson, TylerJernigan. Alexis Kinckiner,
Lynn Paulk, Shelbie Standland, Dylan
Stovall, Tyler Virgin, Joseph Wheeler.
"A-B"
Marie Allison, Eric Anderson, Dinieka
Armstrong, Christina Brown, Meagan
Byram, Kalea Caldwell, ,Zambia
Campbell, Kyle Clark, Korey Cole, Laretta
Cook, Kenneth Day, Ashlyn Encardes,
Michael Farmer, Zackary Foreman, Clara
Foxhoven, Kathryn Foy, Nathaniel
Frymire, Zachariah Fulcher, Hunter
Gainey, Holli-Rae Grantham, Michael
Green, Tabitha Green, Katie Hanes, Will
Harman,, Hillary Harper, Marissa
Harrison, Tara Hickey, Zumbreekia
Hogan, Liza Ingram, Abigail Johnson,
Taylor Johnson, Scott Kruschke, Chris-
topher Lancer, Matt Layton, Jared Lenoir,
Tod Lincoln, Daniel McBurney, Karley Mc-
Donald, Ebony McGhee, Michael Messer,
Tiffany Messer, Jeffery Metheny, Liam
Miller, Alisha Mitchell, Steven Myrick,
Britney Newhouse, Robert Perry, Case
Pilcher, Malani Robinson, Ka.ylee
Schipper Georiia Senlerili Amber
Smith, Kelsey Wallace. -.
8th Grade
"A"
KristaHinote, Will Hutchison, Ashlia
Johnson, Jasmine .Lawyer, Kendra
Magelitz, Travis McHenry, Regina
Messer, Curtis Miller, Katy Nidy, Shelby
Rushing, Kyla Wilkinson, Lauren Willis
"A-B"
Shannon Bell, Barrett Brown,
Johnathan Campbell, Colby Carroll, Paul
Christian,. Midian Cosson, Ryan Ealum,
Ashley Estes, Shelby Fawaz, Cory Gillis,
Chris Gladney, Alex Hager, Amie Kelly,.
Lesa King, Mark Kirby, Kristian Knight,
Karly Laird, Ryan Lamb, Chelsea Martin,
Jasmine Moore; Brittany Morse, Paige
Morse, Maryellen Nobles. Rhavann
Perkins, Lindsey Phillips, Rachael
Rippon, Shelby Rollins, Aisha Scott, Jes-
sica Shaw,. Devon Smith Erin Snell,
Ariana Spillier, Racheal Stanley, James
Towery, Arielle Turner, Joshua
Vecchiarelli, Alyssa Willoughby, Joan-Ann
Wilson.
9th Grade
"A-B"
Kimberlee Calhoun, Jennifer Rollins.
10th Grade
"A"
Amanda Anderson.
"A-B"
Desmond Porter, Craig Wilson.
11th Grade
i "A"
Amber Limes. '
12th Grade
"A-B"
Durrell Anderson, Ayesha Lynn-Hobdy.

Paxton School
,i: Honor Roll
1st Nine Weeks
3rd Grade
"A" "
Tristan McClelland, Sierra Tatum. "
"A-B" .
Dalton Bodie, Jamie Carroll, Gabriel
Cassidy, Grayson Elmore, Asa Fayne,
Emilee Grant, Jordan Henderson, Molly
Hodges, Devin Huckaba, William
Morrison, Katie Murphy, Bethany Neale,
Travis Shaw, Jason Thomas.
4th Grade
"A"
Morgan Bodie, Eli'Porter.
"A-B"
William Anderson, Austin Carnley,
Marissa Collins, Kelly Evans, Meredith
Foley, lan Forehand, Chance Haislip, Tif-


fany Hammond, Chris Hammonds, Keely
Henderson,'Tylor' Honish, Leighanna
Miller, David Morris, Emily Murray, Josh
Nance, Leslie Price, Tori Sanders,
Amanda Stokes, HaileyTaylor, Latrell Th-
ompson.
5th Grade
"A-B"
Marcus Bradley, Shayla Cubstead,
Chrissy Currid, Abby Hkmilton, Grace
Hester, Linda Hester, Chelsea
Hollingsworth, DJ'Huckaba, Brandon
Patton.
6th Grade
"A"
Andrew Barrineau, Melissa Cook, Der-
rick Foley, Ryan Gilbert, John Hester,


David Hodges, Taylor Jones, Nathan
Kinkey.
"A-B"
Rebecca Ferreira, Zach Forehand,
Leah Infinger, Jerimiah Jackson, Caylee
Nelson, Gordon Porter, James Wilkerson,
Jesse Wilkerson, Chad Zessin.
7th Grade
"A"
Magen Adams, Laura Ashley Ander-
son, Krysten Cuchens, AJ Neale.
"A-B"
Amy Cook, Rodney Ferreira, Logan
Golden, Chelsea Griffin, Emmalee
Infinger, Cha'dae Lynn, Josh McLaney,
Amy Murphy, Sarah Patton.
8th Grade
"A"
Aubrey Anderson, Sam Dunn, Tyler
Garrett, Tessa Hutchinson, Brandon
Howell, Dan Geoghagan, Nicole Yeakos.
"A-B"
Kialea Bird, Brandon Garrett, Krysten
Geiselman, Tyler Honish, Katie Kinkey,
Josh Mathis, Chantel Mc-Cormick, Kallie
McMillan, Jade Mitchell, Paige Mount,
Michael Price, Stevie Stokes, Erin Walker,
Chris Wil-czewski.
9th Grade
"A"
Brittany Adams, Amanda Cook,
Rebecca Johnson.
"A-B"
Caitlin Brice, Alan Cassady, Stevie
Davidson, Morgan Fuller, Thomas
Glidewell, Lillian Jackson, Wyndall
Johnson, Brittany Lewis, Abby Mathews,
Airen McCormick, Ashley Rennert,
Michael Smith.
10th Grade
"A"
Maryllyn Gilbert.
"A-B"
Shala Cuchen, Ethan Fink, Hannah
Hutchinson, Michael Kinkey, Cathy Kitch-
ens, Vicki Pepper, Chaze Russell, Kimber
Smith, Shelley Webb Megan Zorn.
11th Grade
"A"
Sarah Dixon.
"A-B"
Amanda Arnold, Veronica Codney,
Carri Day, Levi Dolihite, Drew
Geoghagan, Josh Golden, Maja Heincke,
Haley Hurst, Mikie Jones, Allex
McCormick, Misty Rawls, Breezy Zorn,
,12th Grade
"A"
Jessica Adams, Courtney Davidson,
Kim Joyner, Seth Neale, Ben Thorn.
"A-B"
Holly Anderson, James Armstrong,
Lindsey Arnold Charles Franklin, Luke
Johnson, Paul Kyser, Tiffany Love,
Bridgette Newborn, Andrew Partridge,
Jeremy Radney, Jonathan Rockett.
Butler Elementary
3rd Grade '.
"A"
Chase Butler, Braden Craft, Morgan,
Tolbert, Wes Fegely, MaryAbigail Hagen,
.Abby, Holland, Brody Myers, Carter
Weinslen. Peylon Pallii.sr, Amn Broadt,
Mia Federlcbo, Olivia Kolovich, Trey-
LaNasa. Elizabeth Rodnguez, Will Trot-
ter, Jessica Waites, Jacobi Williams, Ellen
Wright.
Citizenship Award
Mrs. Moore: Broode Pierson and Mor-
gan Tolber; Mrs. Burns: John Carroll and
Morgan Milam; Mrs. Miller: Amity King
and Grayson Wormser; Mrs. Kelley: Nicky
Gonzalez and Caitlin Garcia; Ms.
Gallman: Peyton Palliser and Rhett
Glover; Ms. Derry: Abby Holland and
Brody Myers; Mrs. Taylor: Kaitlyn
Shunstrom and Powell Brammer.
"A-B"
Haley Asbury, Olivia Doran, Christina
Latigona, Cami Olson, Mensa Rojas, Tay-
lor Saczynski, Brandon Shankle, Hanah
Taylor, Lauren Lawhead, LeeAnn Ivey,
Jacob Hill, Alexandra Arena, Marian
Cook, Hannah Priest, LeeAnn Stransky,
Daniel Echols, Casen Aldrich, Ansley
Barton, Jordah Bennett, Grace Crotty,
Emily Dismukes Faith Gilmore, Brennen
Johns, Valerie Parker, Alex Smith, Tan-
ner Tucker, Bear Bradley, Adam Clark,
Madeline Freret, Cooper Isacks,' Amity
King, Will Klein, Jessica Mitchell, Owen
Sullivan, Peter Drennan, Grayson,
Wormser, Charlotte Huger, Walt Marcus,
Powell Brammer, Savana Gordon, Lexy
Guessford, Alec Jones, Kell Kelleher,
Tyler Armbruster, Jarison Carter, Savan-
nah Clark, Mac Dual, Victoria Grimes,
Jordan Hembree, Alex Hightower, Ella
Rutledge, Luke Thompson, Tullyu Zeitlin,
Emma Kern, Layne Nalty, Chandler
Davis.
3rd Grade
Perfect Attendance
SHaley Asbury, Olivia Doran, Wes
Fegely, Jacob Hill, Abby Holland, Chris-
tina Latigona, Cami Olson, Brandon
Shankle, Hanah Taylor, Brendon Tipton,
Joseph Asay, Devon Knight, Lauren
Lawhead, Brandon Chap-man, Mitchell
Colson, Marian Cook, Valentina Denda,
Janet Lopez, Hannah Priest, Amy Broadt,
Anton Cambre, Grace Crotty, Mia
Federico, Dezmon Fortenberry, Caitlin
Garcia, Tyler Keck, Trey LaNasa, Jeremy
Seilhan, Bailey Tolbert, Will Trotter, Zach
Binford, Cooper Isacks, Amity King, Jes-
sica Mitchell, Jacobi Williams, Grayson
Wormser, Walt Marcus, Powell Brammer,
Samantha Chambless, Sarah Fanale,
Michaela Gailey, Alec Jones, Kell
Kelleher, Morgan Milam, Jubie Mitchum,
Stephen Stroop, Jarison, Carter, Mason


Chamblin, Natalie Diciaula, Victoria
Grimes, Justin Sullivan, Luke Thompson,
Morgan Tolbert.
4th Grade
"A",
Skye Coetzee, Makayla Myers, Kelly
Baker, Kali DuToit, Terry Gastauer, Mimi
MacDonald, Blane Margaretten, Michael
Swiercz, Annalee Gardner, Eden Car,
Kody Hill, Haley McGhee,'Courtney
Gammon, Casey Lane.
4th Grade
Citizenship Award
Mrs. Findley: Skye Coetzee and Trevor
Faoutas; Mrs. Dardar: Katlin Johnson and
Ranier Pina; Mrs. D. Young: Michael
Swiercz and Jessica Chapman; Mrs.
MacPike: Jack Wiscomb and Brittany


Jessee; Mrs. L. Young: Courtney
Gammon and Derek Watts.
4th Grade
"A-B"
Gabi Bergeron, Robert Castle, John
Flowers, Theresa Kane, Emily Karwaski,
Yasi Koch, Jared O'connor, Jonathan
Chee, Drew Dungan, Megan McMullen,
Andy Rodriguez, Mitchell Trantina, Jimmy
Frank, Michael Marse, Chris Paulson,
Ranier Pina, Kayah Wilson, Delaney
Burst, Hannah Kalozdi, Marisa Taverna,
Mary Claire Cunningham, Rodney Elkins,
Ellie Furey, Stille Harbeson, Chase Lee,
Sarah McManus, Grayson Myers, Alexis
Pickos, Nate Schmal, Cara Koehler,
Megan McNeely, Reed Yandell, Claire
Vest, Sammy Shedd.
4th Grade
Perfect Attendance
Kevin Alvarez, Julien Gaupin, Jared
Keller, Hollie Kestner, Cara Koehler,
Casey Lane, Halley McGhee, Wesley
Miller, Chloe Taylor, Thomas Wagner,
Derek Watts, Nicholas Fogg,. Skye
Coetzee, Mary Claire Cunningham,
Rodney Elkins, Trevor Faoutas, Stille
Harbeson, Chase Lee, Sarah McManus,
Greg Moorehead, Blade Poteet, Skyler
Price, Abby Ryan, Nate Schmal, Devin
Vandever, Sierra Antoine, Remy
Rendlero, LupitaAlverez, Ciera Chandler.
Terry Gastauer, -ailey Gott, Hannah
Kalozdi, Mimi MacDonald, Ranier Pina,
Sage Roberts, Marisa Taverna, Jessica
Chapman, Megan Bridges, Jonathan
Chee, Kailyn Douglas, Megan McMullen,
Andy Rodriguez, Brittany Jessee, Emily
Karwacki, Hunter Kestner, 'iasi Koch,
Felix Potter, Aimee Thorgaard. Annalee
Gardner, Gabi Bergeron.
5th Grade
"A"
Bond Buwalda, Rachel Olson, Andrew
Roberts, Alex Weiner, Lia Bargeron,
Brenden Burns, Kaley Findley, Ale<
McDuffie, Corey Short, McKinley
Stephens, Colton Meyers, Elizabeth
Evans, Alex Rathermann, Hannah
Velcoff, Blake Kern, Mira Syed, Katie
Trejo, Rachel White, Kevan Adams.
5th Grade
Citizenship Award
Mrs. Blasbichler: Edgar Flores Garcia
and Elena Cauley; Mrs. Jasen: Emma
Boone and Chase Cox; Mrs. Hoffman:
Alexandra Mullins and Chase Young; Mrs.
Owens: Eve Heffron and Mitchell Bryant;
Mrs. Koch: Bethany Rangle and Brady
Tucker; Ms. Fairweather: Zach Shine and
Rachel Sullivan.
"A-B"
Ashley Brackett, Winston Chou, Miller
Elliott, Cassy Griffin; Taylor Moberly,
Charlie Moore, Aaron Buckle, Jessica
McCulley, Bethany Rangel, Haven Rich-
ter, Malik Washington, Riley Cocks, Eve
Heffron, .Hanna Holley, Jacob Lucas,
Marissa Waddell, Kaylee Allen, Etienne
Balart, Reed Forman, Russell Gardner,
Sam Gardner, James McDowell, Ahna
Abuvala, Julia Carroll, Chase Cox,
Donielle:Geoffrion, Ruben Lopez, Davis
Lovell, Raigan Priest. Ryan Rookis.
Bishop Waldrop, Kelsea Brown, Kelsey
Calvert, Elena Cauley, Daniel Colburn,
Aaron Flores, Jacey Geater, Joshua
Murray, Rachel Sullivan, Zach Shine.
5th Grade
Perfect Attendance
Daniel Colburn, Kellie Lambert, Mia
Wolfe, Andrew Roberts, Kelsea Brown,
Aaron Flores, Edgar Flores Garcia, Alex
Weiner, Austin Kestner, Taylor Henera,
Alexus Poteet, Desiree Diciaula, Julia
Carroll, Donielle Geoffrion, Cailey Isacks,
Ruben Lopez, Alex McDuffie, Raigan
Priest, Corey Short, Forrest Smith, Bishop
Waldrop, Selene Soberon, Kaylee Allen,
Etienne Balart, Bryce Birch, Juston
Carter, Reed Forman. Russell Gardner,
Sam Gardner, Colton Meyers, Jake
Angelo, Hanna Holley, Jacob Lucas,
Sandra Page, Braden Stanley, Alex
Ratermann, Katelyn Colburn, Jose
Garcia, Nick Garcia, Alexis Page, Haven
Richter, Kevan Adams, Rachel Sullivan,
Katie Wiedel.
West DeFunlak
Elementary
1st Nine Weeks
Honor Roll
3rd Grade
"A"
Kristine Krauel, Matthew Majors,
Donovan Medina.
"A-B"
Luke Bonds, Destany Carroll, Calvin
Cuchens, Christopher Dilley, Chelsey
Griffin, Phillip Johnsor,, Thayne Kuberth,
Megan Matthews, Scott Messer,tJacob
Miller, Mara Morse, Kadiyah Nelson, De-
von Peyton, Cierra Prater, Samantha
Reeves, Brittany Schmidt, Matthew Shin-
berger, Ryan Siog'letary, Seth Standland,
Austin Tidwell, Nicholas VanEycken, Mor-
gan Walker. '
4th Grade
"A"
William Bell, Thomas Brannon,
Leanna Chesser, Jacob Clear, Carly
Davis, Tyler Head, Haley Jernigan, Keli e
Lowe, Yasmine Newsome, Tristan
Pflugradt, Jacob Ray, Cori Supple, Ashlei
Yates.
"A-B"
Drew Adair, Amanda Batson, Donte'
Blackmon,Ashlee Brooks. Chance Byrd,
Aundria Chamberlain, Jessica Church,
Camille Cosson, Kaley DeVore, Joshua
DeWalt, Ernesto Esquivel, Elizabeth Fox,
Kayla Glenn, Blake Godwin, Kaitlyn


Green, Hollie Hager, Cheyenne Hutto,
rJakeshia Joiner, Anne Jones, Samantha
Kirby, Celby Leach, Azondria Lee, Trey
McCracken, Diego Morales, Bryanne
Muscella, Savannah Nowling, Katelin
Owen,-Emily Polo, Brandon Roberts,
Anitra Riley, Shelci Roehm, Billy Scott,
Skylar Seigler, Dylan Shaw, Jamey
Stanley, Dylan Thorrmas, Stone Thomp-
son, Brooklyn Welch, Chelsey Wiley, Sam
Zorn.
5th Grade
"A"
Tyler Abbott, John. Clenny, Caylee
Cooper, Perry Cosson, Samantha
Finlayson, Shannon Goodchild, Mandy
Jones, David King, Mary Beth Majors,
Nathaniel Snyder.


"A-B"
Brand .n Bell, Blake Boling, Gage
Brannor, Nathan Cobb, Joseph
Cogswell, Olivia Commee, Jesse
Cosson, Miranda Crooks, Alyssa
Dominick, Caroline Gillis, Laura Gillis,
Cory Godwin, Ashley Harper, Karleen
Huckabaa, Chris Kelly, Shadia Mitry,
Christopher Murphy, Juakin Popoca, Nick
Russell, Morgan Simmons, Brandon
Vaughn, Masie Stromenger, Jacob Tillis.

Maude Saunders
Elementary
Honor Roll
1st Nine Weeks
Kindergarten
"A"
JannaAckers, Emily Adams, BrieAnna
Arke, Elijah Barton, Joshua Baur,
Anastasia Brown, Jordon Campbell, Jus-
tin Campbell, Jonathan Cobb, Skyler
Cooper, Erika Crosby, Skyler Davis, Leah
Donaldson, Dallas Eastman, Shemya
Edwards, Levi Fountain, Logan Grant,
Koby Harrison, Dallis Hickey, Paige
Howell, Sara Jesusa, Trevor Johnson,,
Michael Kelly, Gavin Lowery, John Man-
ning, Darien Mason, Hannah Mays,
Mariah McLendon, Evan Mixon, Emiy
Morrison, Devin Mosley, Shayla Paul,
Ahmya Peterson, Andy Pinson, Monique
Pitts, Macie Porter, Antwan Richardson,
Earl Sandlin, Ja'slynn Smith, Rachel
Smith, Randi Tolbert, Morgan Warner,
Madison'Yates.
S"A-B" '
Brandilynri Adkison. Brooke Antone,
JB Baker, Chnsiian Bulger. Hailey Carter,
Phredom Coleman, Issac Conrad, Sydni
Earley, Zach Flick, Jamielah Gibson,
Ky'ndal Hardee, Rajah Hooks, Alyssa
Jackson, Chloe Lee, Tony Lee, Olivia'
Lolley, Frankie Maliszewski, Wolfie
Menser, Alexis Millender, Christian
Mosley; Peyton M'ulbery, Tyrin Paul,
Kaytlin Peterson, Bella Pryor, Madison
Schofield, Kaylin Shaffer, Caleb Smith,
Latrice Smith, Jessyca Starks, Becca
Sullivan, Innie Washington, Jaylon Wash-
ington, Mariah White, Gianni Whitman,
Noah Whitworth, Izaiah Williams.
1st Grade
"A"
Sarah Alexander, Julianna Bowers,
Thomas Brack, Brendan Braddam,
Katelin Butler, Hayden Clemmons,
'Kristen Corbett, Tristan Eastman,
. Kameron Ellis, Laura Freeman, Logan
Green, Madeline Haerer, Shaniese
Johnson, William Kent, 'Jamie Lamb,
Montana Lloyd, Andrequs Matthews, Jus-
tice McKinney, Lauren Moore, Kyle
Pannell, Maya Porter, Meredith Ricks,
Kier Teves, Anthony Tuttle, Levi Ward,
Alexis Withey.
"A-B"
Kair Beach, Hunter Bedell, Evan Bittle,
Anisa Bracther; Kyle Burch, Dalton


Burnham, Justin Bryan, Kaylee Carroll,
Devon Cassidy, Daelon Conrad, Jacob
Cook, Lexi Crosby, Ronny Crosby, Jose
Cruz, Nicholas Dorsey, Keyjuan Durm,
Austin Garner, Morgan Garner, Toby
Garrett, Six Gee, Leticia Gonzalez,
Drayana Graham, Jadah Heckinger,
Jasmin Hester, Chelsea Holmes, Austin
Howell, Cassie Hunter, Austin King, Eliza-
beth Lindsley, Justin Mabry, Taylor Mar-
tin, Audra McCaskill, Lexus McLendon,
Hunter Menser, Truman Morrison, Joshua
Oliver, Khameyah Parrimon, Brittany
Peterson, Chey Phillips, Sierra Richards,
Jordan Schofield, Monica Seals, Gregory
Shirah, Mercedes Smith, Abbey Spiller,
Chase Strawn, Jimmy Suttles, Chanel
Tolbert, Ja'Rian Webb, Bianca Whitley,
Auriyana Williams, Kieuntae Williams,
Brandon Wright.
2nd Grade
"A"
Cassidy Brazile, Taylor Bryant, Jace
Fielder, Lucas Howell, Caitlyn Irlbeck,
Corey Jackson, Selena Landreth, Clay
Leddon, Victoria Lightner, Kaeli McHenry,
Mykala Merritt, Kathelyn Millender, Will-.
iam Mize, Jada Pitts, Tyler Pope, Ethan
Tatman, Levi Wilkerson, Kristopher
Williamson.
"A-B"
AntoniaAcree, Olga Alford, Lela Baker,
Taeyah Banks, Justin Clauss, Ashley
Clutts, Sierra Darby, Adison Frymire, Aus-
tin Garlo, Nitro Gee, Jessica Haynie,
James Johnson, Hayley Jones, Chey-,
enne Jordan, Valerie Kelley, Christain
King, Hannah Knight, Tristen Mason,
Alexander Massey, Ryan Meadows, Brett
Nofziger, Shaqueena .Oliver, Courtyney
Pagesmith-Hall, Aaron Parker, Riana
Robertson, Dustin Richard-son, Matthew
Shannon, Maubee Shultz, Cassidy Smith,
Chase Taylor, Katelyn Teal, Jasmine
Tellis, Haley Thomas, Kevica Thompson,
Emily Townsend, Lukas Voight, Nadia,
Wright, AJ. Yates, HarleyMyrick, Krysten
Pazik.


3rd Grade
"A"
Alexis Cornett, Andrew Howell, Alan
Uhland, Tyler Wood.
"A-B"
Brianna Adkinson, Hunter Alford, Kris
Allen, Melanie Anderson, Katarina Baur,
Rosheen Blackmon, Gabby Bowling,
Tristen Brown, Megan Bryant, Steven
DePauw, Jesse Ganey, Hannah Hinote,
Spencer Hughes, Charity Jones, Tanner
Jones, Shari Mathews, Brittany
Robertson, Allie Spiller, Brianna
Swanson, Jessica Tamez.
4th Grade
"A"
Audrey Hester, Micah McLendon, Seth
Nofziger, Seth Tatman, Daniel Tucker,
Samuel Weisensee.
"A-B"
Hayden Alford, Jacob Baur, Daiquan
Brown, Kristi Broxton, Alex Campbell,
Matthew Campbell, Jesse Carroll,
Mikaylah Coone, Chris Estes, Ariel
Green, Isaac Hamilton, Morgan Ingram,
Sandra King, Katie McCoy, Mercedes
McLendon, Makenna Minger, Heather
Morse, Laura Odom, Malisa Parker,
Caretha Paul, Kimberly Phillips, Emily
Pinson, Joseph Polvent, Gauge
Richardson, Alyssa Shirah, Quentine
Stuckey, Matthew Townsend, Savannah
Wells.
5th Grade
"A"
Sierra Contreras, Megan Downing,
Joseph Bauer Griffin, Dallas Thomas.
"A-B"
Corey Anderson, Haley Bass, Savan-
nah Benberiek, Sierra Bittle, Levi Bryan,
Zach Burgess, Xenia Davis, Jason
DePauw, Brooke Ducre, Leslie Farmer,
Patricia Gardner, Gabriel Haisley, Treasa
'Herndon, Shyann Mosley, Alyssa
Padgett, Keith Pannell, Kierra Preston,
Conner'Ricks, Courtney Smith, Gabriel
Solis, DeShun Tucker, Karmel Teves1
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caused respiratory problems
for visitors and residents
alike.
Although there is a dispute
as to whether red tide is a
naturally recurring phenom-
ena or is caused by excessive
pollution of ocean waters,
what is not in dispute is that
red time kills fish and sea life
and is dangerous to humans
and is happening more often
than ever before.
GRAMMY-AWARD win-
ning singer Kim Carnes
came to south Walton to ap-
pear at a Katrina benefit con-
cert called "Tunes By The
Dunes," held at Rosemary
Beach.
THE SWHS SEAHAWKS
flew all over the Baker
Gators, finishing with a score
of 28-0. The Freeport Bull-
dogs edged out West
Gadsden, 19-14, while the
Walton Braves fell to the
Williston Red Devils 20-14.
AMID CONTROVERSY
over the relationship of the
new DeFuniak Springs police
chief to the current DeFu-
niak Springs city attorney,
council members told the
Herald that the family rela-
tionship had no bearing on'
their decision to hire Mike
Adkinson.
Adkinson was sworn into
office by Mayor Harold Car-
penter.
RICK SEVERANCE OF
SEASIDE was elected as
chairman of the board of the
Walton County Chamber of
Commerce.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
councilman Roy McLeod, up-
set with the condition of rail-
road crossings Within the city
limits, wrote to CSX Corpo-
ration CEO M.J. Ward in
September asking for relief.
In response, a CSX official
had agreed to set up a meet-
ing with the city manager,
but no date had been set.
Within a few days of the
story's publication in the
Herald-Breeze, CSX crews
were in town replacing two
of the worst crossings with
asphalt foundations, instead
of woodenrcross-ties.
eSxi-representative- a I s o--
p'6mised to return inr 2006
and recondition the rest of
the city crossings. '
FOR GENERATIONS,
Odon Russell has been in-
structing future farmers on
how to raise prize-winning
pigs and cows. A fixture at
the annual county fair and
director of the local chapter
of Future Farmers of
America, Russell has helped
generations of young people
raise generations of fine
swine and bovines.
A HOST OF STATE OFFI-
CIALS came to Walton
County to tour CR-30A as
part of an application to have
the road designated and offi-
cially recognized as a 'scenic
highway.'
THE 27TH ANNUAL Des-
tin Seafood Festival drew a
record crowd of about 21,000
visitors, who lined up to shop,
eat seafood and enjoy musi-
cal performances by area art-
ists.
THE WALTON COUNTY
Sheriff's Office arrested Wil-
liam Cuartas and recovered
over $50,000 in stolen mer-
chandise, breaking up a six-
member theft ring that was
operating in Walton and
Okaloosa counties.
The ring had targeted 16
different retail stores in the
two-county area.
SHANE ALAN OXFORD,
34, of Destin had a close-en-
counter with a private air-
plane parked at the DeFu-
niak Springs City Airport.
Oxford was "travelling at a
high rate of speed" on U.S.
331 around 3 a.m. on Oct. 13
and crashed through the air-
port fence, damaging the
plane.
Oxford was ejected during
the crash and was airlifted to


Sacred Heart hospital.

FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF LAW enforcement
study showed an 8.2 percent
overall decrease in crime in
Walton County. The bad
news is that the number of
robbery and rape cases were
up over the previous year's
statistics.
JIM JONES, the new di-
rector of the Walton County
Health Department, an-
nounced plans to return to
providing low-cost primary


care medical services, a idea
endorsed by members of the
Walton County Commission.
Jones replaced Dr. Susan
Turner, who took a position
with the Escambia County
Health Department after
seven years in Walton
County.
WHO HAS THE BEST
JOB in Walton County? Ac-
cording to Cindy Anderson,
she does.
Anderson serves at the
Career Development Center
and oversees two student
programs Take Stock In
Children and Bright Futures
scholarships, both of which
help improve the educational
future of deserving children.
THE WALTON COUNTY
COMMISSION announced
plans to "adopt" Hancock
County, Mississippi, through
a partnership with Habitat
For Humanity of Walton
County.
Although Habitat director
Ronnie McBrayer assured
commissioners that they
would get their $250,000
back within two years, citi-
zens objected to the chari-
table plan. Later, David
Hallman, director of the
county's legal department,
nixed the idea on the grounds
that such a plan repeatedly
violated the Florida Statutes.
Although the original pro-
posal was approved unani-
mously, commissioners were
forced to abandon the idea.
FOUR WALTON COUNTY
emergency operations em-,
ployees went to south Florida
to aid in Hurricane Wilma re-
covery efforts.
In times of trouble, Walton
County emergency rescue
personnel are among the first
to answer the call of duty.
This team included Wanda
Smith, Christine Bell, Ernie
Montgomery and Wilmer
Stafford, who went to Martin
County, Florida.
CLIFTON ANTONIO
PATRICK, 21, of DeFuniak
Springs, was arrested on
charges that he attempted to.
solicit the murder of a DeFu-
niak Springs police officer,
Derek Walters. Patrick was
also arrested on drug charges
and grand theft auto.
- WALTON HEAD COACH-
Frank Sorrells' contract was
not submitted for renewal by
WHS Principal Mike Davis
for the 06-07 football season.
Davis cited plans to. move
in a new direction after four
years of Sorrells' leadership.
Sorells said he was "disap-
pointed in the decision of the
administration and do not
want to continue coaching
here."
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
NATIVE George Taylor Sr.
was rewarded for his years of
dedicated service by the nam-
ing of a Mississippi power
plant in .his honor, twenty
years after his retirement
from the Southern Missis-
sippi Electric Power Associa-
tion.
WALTON COUNTY resi-
dents got a sneak peek back-
stage as Grit & Grace per-
formers prepared for their
annual November production
in Freeport.
Readers met director
Jeremiah Campbell and his
lovely wife, Kim, and learned
about the musicians, stage
crew and performers who vol-
unteer their time and talents
to make every production an
affair to remember.
Campbell, a veteran G&G
performer, launched his di-
rectorial debut with "Old
Friends Remembered."
THREE EXPERTS from
Escambia County told the
South"Walton 'Corhmunity
Council that the very best de-
fense for the beaches against
storm damage is a healthy
and vital wetlands and dune
system.
Marine biologist Chips
Kerschenfeld, oceanic engi-
neer David McGehee and
professor Bill DeBusk said
protecting wetlands and


sand dunes protects the
beaches and everyone who
lives near them.
APPROXIMATELY 5,000
spooky ghouls, goblins, pix-
ies and angels visited down-
town DeFuniak Springs as
the DeFuniak Business and
Professional Association held
their annual 'Halloween
Happening' on Baldwin Av-
enue.
The street was closed to
traffic and parents and chil-
dren crowded the streets
seeking sweet treats to eat.


PAMELA REID donates organs after a tragic accident.









PAMELA REID donates organs after a tragic accident.


November

WORK CONTINUED ON
THE NEW JAIL for Walton
County, located off of CR-
1883, about 1/10 of a mile off
of SR-83. The jail site is
mainly a large area of cleared,
leveled land, with earth in
neat mounds next to heavy
machinery. The project is ex-
pected to be completed in 16-
24 months.
THE FLORIDA
CHAUTAUQUA THEATER
held its annual fall children's
musical Beauty and the
Beast from November 10-14.
The show featured a 'cast of
over 70 children from -itmrT-er
Walton County.
TWO MURDER/SUI-
CIDES ROCKED THE WAL-
TON COUNTY area in the
span of 48 hours beginning on
November 11. Walton County
deputies and investigators
were called to 172 Tiger Lily
Lane to the home of Lesley
Sword in the. morning hours
where they found Lesley's es-
tranged husband, Joseph
Sword, and daughter, Chelsea
Sword, shot to death. Accord-
ing to the investigation, 38-
year old Joseph Sword fatally
shot Chelsea, then shot his
wife in the throat. Joseph
then killed himself with the
same gun, identified as a 12-
gauge shotgun. Lesley Sword
survived the shooting.
THE SECOND MURDER/
SUICIDE occurred on the af-
ternoon of November 12, on
West Edgewater Drive in
Freeport's Creekside subdivi-
sion. A preliminary autopsy
reported that 32-year old
Geronimo Santiago shot 34-
year old Daisy May Bell in
the torso and head, then shot
himself in the head. A single
handgun was found at the
scene.
FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND
CO-WORKERS gathered at
West DeFuniak Elementary
to dedicate a fountain in the
memory of Anna Kay Drake,
a long-time teacher at the
school who passed away dur-
ing the 2003-04 school year.
WALTON MIDDLE
SCHOOL held their 34th an-
nual Veterans Day program
as veterans, citizens, stu-
dents, and school officials
filled the gymnasium in De-
Funiak Springs to listen,
learn, and honor those who
have served in the United
States armed forces.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOT-
BALL SEASON wraps up as
Freeport(5-5), Walton(5-6),
and South Walton(4-7) all fin-
ish the year with competitive
squads. Walton captures the
county championship by de-
feating Freeport and South
Walton during the regular
season. Walton and South
Walton both qualify for the
state playoffs after finishing
as runner-ups in their respec-
tive districts. Both teams lose
in the opening round of the
state playoffs, however, as


Walton falls to top-ranked
Madison County in Class 2A
41-7 while South Walton is
shutout by #2-ranked
Blountstown 40-0.
WALTON'S JOSH
NETTLES wraps up a stellar
career at Walton as one of the
top rushers in the state.
Nettles tallies 1,463 rushing
yards in 11 games in 2005
with 20 rushing touchdowns.
In his 4-year career, Nettles
gained,-3,674 rushing yards
and scored 46 touchdowns.
His all-purpose yardage tops
out at 5,298 yards with 52
career touchdowns and six 2-
point conversions. His 324


points scored in a career may
be a record in 85 years of com-
petition in high school foot-
ball at Walton High.
THE 17TH ANNUAL
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS
was held at the Walton
County Fair Grounds on Sat-
urday, November 26. With
temperatures in the 70's, an
estimated crowd of 5,000
shoppers perused arts and
crafts presented by over 90
vendors to kick off the holi-
day season in DeFuniak
Springs.
WALTON COUNTY
TOOK CONTROL of the fi-
nancially crippled United Vol-
unteer Fire District. A hand-
ful of rural fire districts de-
cided not to join the Walton
County Fire Rescue, formed
earlier in 2005.
THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD reorga-
nized at the end of November
with Bill Laird being named
Chairman of the Board.
Mark Davis was named Vice
Chairman as the board
headed into 2006.


December 2005

THE WALTON COUNTY.
CHAMBER OF COM-
MERCE unveiled a new logo
and detailed new levels of
member participation in the
pro business organization.
The Chamber also plans to
revamp their website and
start a new monthly business
journal that will replace the
current newsletter.
ERICK R. POPE, A 17-
YEAR OLD DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS RESIDENT, was
arrested for allegedly causing
$15,000 worth of damages to
Evans Funeral Home in late
November. The youth alleg-
edly vandalized several fu-
neral home vehicles and over-
turned potted plants at the
establishment.
THE SOUTH WALTON
LADY SEAHAWKS claimed.
their first win ever 'against
the Paxton Lady Bobcats in
basketball 41-39. The win
over Paxton gave South Wal-
ton victories over all three


county rivals (Freeport and
Walton also were defeated by
the Seahawks in their first
meetings of the 2005-06 sea-
son) in the same season for
the first time in the three
year history of the program.
BIDS FOR LIFEGUARDS
were requested by the South
Walton Tourist Development
Council for lifeguard services
for six beach accesses. The
services, which are to be pro-
vided by an entity other than
the TDC, could be provided
for by late March or early
April 2006.
THE THIRD ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS PARADE,
sponsored by the DeFuniak
Springs Wonian's Club, was
held on Saturday, December
10 with numerous area busi-
nesses and area churches
taking part in the event.
CHRISTMAS REFLEC-
TIONS had another strong
year of attendance as the over
three million lights on display
were viewed by locals and
visitors alike. Thousands of
people each year make the
trip around Circle Drive to
view the patriotic and holi-
day-themed light displays.

THE MICHAEL WOOD
FAMILY was chosen as the
2005 Christmas Family for
the DeFuniak Herald.
I POLICE ARRESTED
AND BOOKED two suspects
in the burglaries of West De-
Funiak Elementary, Walton
Middle, and Walton High
schools. Johnny Lee Elswick
and Anthony Jarrad were de-
tained for vandalizing vend-
ing machines and using office
computers to view porno-
graphic images on the
Internet. The two gained en-
trance to the buildings by us-
ing a blowtorch to melt
Plexiglas in the door panels.
FORMER WALTON STU-
DENT and football player
Brian Falcon was killed in a
car accident on December 13
just, north of Freeport High
School.. Falcon, 21, was driv-
ing north when his vehicle
was struck by a car driven by
James F. Zink. Falcon was a
student at FSU.


WOOD FAMILY chosen as 2005 Christmas Family.








NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE OF
LAND USE AND REZONING
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Freeport Planning Board will conduct
hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map Amendment and Rezonings
in the Freeport City Hall, 112 Highway 20 West, Freeport, Florida on
Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue
may be heard to consider the requests for proposed Small Scale Amendments to
the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Rezoning assignments to the
Land Development Code Zoning Map as described below, and to make recom-
mendations to the Freeport City Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct
hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map and Rezonings in the
Freeport City Hall,, on Tuesday, January 26, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the issue may be heard, to consider the same for adoption. The
Second Reading ofthe Adoption Ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday, February
1,4, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the issue may be heard. The pur-
pose of the Public Hearings is to receive comments and make decisions regard-
ing the above matter.
NICK/WILLIAMS SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT AND ZONING ASSIGNMENT
An approximately 1- acre Parcel 15-1s-19-23000-0041, located on the south side
of Blueberry Road, directly west and adjacent to the 331 Business Plaza. Legal
description on file with the City Planner.






Current Future Land Use r
Designation: .P
Existing Residential (ER) ,1

Requested Future Land
Use Designation:
Commercial (C) IFreeport Future Land U:;, H pr A

Current Zoning
Designation: .- ..
Medium Density "
Residential (R-2) .. /

Requested Zoning \ \ '' L''
Designation: P
General Commercial (C-1) PS ,




Freeport Zoning Map

Plan amendment materials may be inspected by the public at the Freeport City
Hall during regular business hours.IPublic comments may be made orally atthe
meeting or in writing if submitted on or before the meeting date.
The City of Freeport adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will
make reasonable modifications for access to this meeting upon request. Please
call Ms. Latilda Heninger at (850) 835-2822. Request must be made at least 48
hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow the City time to provide the
requested service. 2tc: 12-21,28


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE OF
LAND USE AND REZONING
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Freeport Planning Board will conduct
hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map Amendment and Rezonings
in the Freeport City Hall, 112 Highway 20 West, Freeport, Florida on
Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue
may be heard to consider the requests for proposed Small Scale Amendments to
the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Rezoning assignments to the
Land Development Code Zoning Map as described below, and to make recom-
mendations to the Freeport City Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct,
hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map and Rezonings in the
Freeport City Hall, on Tuesday, January 26, 2006, at 7:00 pm., or as soon
thereafter as the issue may be heard, to consider the same for adoption. The
Second Reading of the Adoption Ordinance is scheduled for Tuesday, February
14, 2006, at 7:00 p,m. or as soon thereafter as the issue may be heard. The pur-
pose of.the Public Hearings is to receive comments and make decisions regard-
ing the above matter.
STONEBRIDGE SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT AND RE-ZONING
Approximately 4.18 acres Parcel 03-1S-19-23000-020-0010 (2.58 ac.) and
Parcel 03-1S-19-23000-020-0000 (1.6 ac.), located on the, east side of US
Highway,331 N, directly across from Pope Street. Legal description is on file with
the City Planner.,

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''' Fr1'Trh. ,'.-"- L'ind ()so \' in Freeport Zoning Map


*. ;: :".. Current Future Land Use Designation: "
,,V. Lo t,l:,ed Residential (LDR)


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE
OF
FREEPORT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AND
FREEPORT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE

Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Freeport Planning Board
will conduct hearings on the below listed Comprehensive Plan
Amendment and Land Development Code Amendment in the Freeport
City Hall, 112 Highway 20 West, Freeport, Florida on Wednesday,
December 7, 2005, at .7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue,
may be heard to consider the city-sponsored Amendment to the lan-
guage of the Comprehensive Plan and to the language of the Land
Development Code as described below, and to make recommendations
to the Freeport City Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct
hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map Amendments and
Rezonings in the Freeport City Hall, on Tuesday, January 10, 2006,
at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue may be heard, to con-
sider the same for inclusion in a future Larger Scale Amendment of the
Comprehensive Plan and an Amendment to the Land Development
Code. The purpose of the Public Hearings is to receive comments and
make decisions regarding the above matter.

CITY OF FREEPORT LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT
(1st FCC Hearing)

To revise the Traffic Circulation Element of the Freeport
Comprehensive Plan; to replace Figure 1 with the Okaloosa-Walton
TPO Boundary map; to replace Roadway Systems Map with
Okaloosa-Walton Congestion management System Plan; to
replace current LOS standards with the Okaloosa Walton .LOS
standards.

CITY OF FREEPORT LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT
(1st FCC Hearing)

To revise the language of the Freeport Land Development Code;
specifically Section 2.02.03(c)1.b for consistency with Chapter 163,
F.S.; to revise LOS standards to be consistent with the Okaloosa-
Walton TPO standards; to determine area of impact.

Plan amendment materials may be inspected by the, public at the
Freeport City Hall during regular business hours. Public comments may
be made orally at the meeting or in writing if submitted on or before the
meeting date.

The City of Freeport adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and
will make reasonable modifications for access to this meeting upon
request. Please call Latilda Henningerat (850) 835-2822>. Request must
be made at least 48 hours ip advance of the meeting i hbrder to allow
the city time to provide the requested service. 3t'c: i -3.o; ,i


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
January 9, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall in DeFuniak Springs, Florida,
an Ordinance providing for the annexation of a parcel of land 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 prop-,
erties to be annexed may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk at
City Hall, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.






















City of DeFuniak Springs






\ *i


Requested Future Land use Designation:
Established Residential (ER) '
Current Zoning Designation:
R-1 (Low Density
Residential)
Requested Zoning Designation:
R-3 (High Density Residential)

Plan amendment materials maybe inspected by the public at the.Freeport City
Hall during regular business hours. Public comments may be made orally at the,
meeting or in writing if submitted onror before the meeting date.
The City of Freeport adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will
make reasonable modifications for access to this meeting upon request. Please
call Ms. Diane Riley at (850) 835-2822. Request must be made at least 48 hours
in advance of the meeting in ord'r 'to allow the City time to provide t'he requested
service. ,2tc:12-21,28


A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available at City Hall for inspec-
tion and all interested persons may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to the proposed Ordinance.
Note: If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Council
with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, such
person will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
2tC: '12-22,29





THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Paterno wins AP Coach of the Year


By CHUCK HINSON
At the age of 79-years -old
as of Dec. 21, the iconic coach
of Penn State, Joe Paterno
celebrated a birthday and
the highest honor that the
Associated Press awards to a
college coach. Paterno was
named AP Coach of the
Year.
Many critics have been
yelling for years that the
game had passed Joe Pa and
it was time to step aside and
let a fresh face take his place.
But after a 10-2 season and
being ranked at the end of

Townsend

has hands

full at FAMU
By CHUCK HINSON
For the fourth time in three
years, the FAMU athletic
directors position has once
again changed hands. This
time a familiar face takes
over the helm for the second
time.
Nelson Townsend knows
what lies ahead of him and
the FAMU Rattlers athletic
program in Tallahassee. The
department has been rav-
aged with financial problems
.and an endless array of ques-
tions from the administra-
tion, staff, teams and alumni.
He returns to FAMU where
he was athletic director in
1986 and 1987. He returns
with a plate full of problems
including nearly 200 viola-
tions cited for by the NCAA.
The school is still waiting to
hear the announcement by
the NCAAA enforcement
staff on the outcome of the
investigations and penalties
will be applied.
Townsend agrees that the
problems began three years
ago when the school and ath-
letic department tried to
move into the football pro-
gram on the Division I-A
level. Ever since the program
began spiraling and losing
millions of dollar' the uni-
versity has had' to fsash ath-
letic funding, budgets and
fired former football coach
Billy Joe in June and then
having to hire RIbin Carter,
just as the 2005 football sea-
son kicked-off.
After drastic budget cuts in
the school's athletic funding,
they have restored men's
golf, men's tennis and men
and women's swimming and
diving to their competition
program and line-up since
removing those programs
back in June of this year.
FAMU had projected to save
nearly $639,000 by eliminat-
ing these programs.
The university, though still
rebuilding the athletic pro-
gram, has 18 sports pro-
grams.
Townsend replaces New-
ton Jackson, who had been
serving as interim athletic
director until a fulltime re-
placement could be found.
Jackson succeeded. Joseph
Ramsey II, who spent just
seven motnhs at the helm of
the program.
He took J.R.E. Lee, who
replaced longtime FAMU
athletic director Ken Riley in
2002.


the year at the No. 3 spot in
all three polls, it is Paterno
that has had the last laugh.
After a 4-7 season in 2004


and five-straight losing sea-
sons, Paterno and pack
turned the program around
and reestablished the old


days at Penn State. With
their impressive season,
Patreno's Nittany Lions
earned a share of the Big Ten
Title and will face another
coaching icon, Bobby Bow-
den and the Florida State
Seminoles on Jan. 3 in the
Orange Bowl.


Bowden still leads with the
most wins at 359, while
Paterno trails in second
place with 353 wins in his
career.
Paterno recieved 45 of 65
votes to steal the honor from
other coaches such as Texas'
Mack Brown, Notre Dame's


Charlie Weis and USC's Pete
Carroll. Other coaches that
were nominated included
Les Miles of LSU, Steve
Spurrier (ACC Coach of the
Year at South Carolina,
George O'Leary of Central
Florida, and Tommy Tubber-
ville of Auburn.


i-
Walton Press Club Picks I
Date, Time, Network Bowl Name 2005 BOWL GAMES Patrick Casey Chuck Hinson Bill Lindsey Sonny Yates Matthew Casey
Herald Herald TV-24 WGTX TV-24

Dec 28, 3:30 p.m. ESPN MPC Computers Boise State vs Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College
Dec 28, 7 p.m. ESPN Alamo Michigan vs Nebraska Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
Dec 29, 3:30 p.m. ESPN Emerald Utah vs Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Dec 29, 7 p.m. ESPN Holiday Oregon vs Oklahoma Oklahoma Oregon Oregon" Oregon Oregon
Dec 30,11 a.m. ESPN Music City Virginia vs Minnesota Virginia Virginia Minnesota Virginia Minnesota
Dec 30, 1 p.m. CBS Sun Northwestern vs UCLA Northwestern UCLA UCLA UCLA Northwestern
Dec 30, 2:30 p.m. ESPN Independence Missouri vs South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
Dec 30, 6:30 p.m. ESPN Peach Miami vs LSU Miami LSU Miami LSU LSU
Dec 31, 10 a.m. ESPN2 Meineke South Florida vs N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State South Florida N.C. State
Dec 31, 12 p.m. ESPN Liberty Fresno-State vs Tulsa Fresno State Fresno State Fresno State Fresno State Fresno State
Dec 31, 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 Houston TCU vs Iowa State TCU TCU TCU TCU TCU
Jan 2, 10 a.m. FOX Cotton Texas Tech vs Alabama Alabama Alabama Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech
Jan 2, 10 a.m. ESPN Outback Iowa .vs Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida
Jan 2, 11:30 a.m. NBC Gator Virginia Tech vs Louisville Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Jan 2,12 p.m. ABC Capital One Wisconsin vs Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn
Jan 2, 4.p.m. ABC Fiesta Ohio State vs Notre Dame Ohio State Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame
Jan 2, 7:30 p.m. ABC Sugar Georgia vs West Virginia Georgia Georgia West Virginia Georgia Georgia
Jan 3, 7 p.m. ABC Orange Penn State vs Florida State FSU FSU Penn State Penn State Penn State
Jan 4,7 p.m. ABC Rose Texas vs USC USC USC Texas USC USC
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Bush

takes 2005

awards
By CHUCK HINSON
You couldn't pick up a
paper over the past week
without seeing USC's Reggie
Bush plastered all over the
front of the sports page. His
latest award is the Associ-
ated Press Player of the Year.
The junior tailback has
wiped the competition clean
in all areas of awards this
year. He also won the Heis-
man Trophy earlier this
month.
Bush stole the show with
the AP where he received 59
out of 65 media voting bal-
lots. Texas quarterback
Vince Young received five
votes and Georgia's quarter-
back D.J. Shockley got the
remaining votes.
He has assisted in USC's
37 consecutive straight wins
and will leading the No. 1
Trojans in the Rose Bowl,
facing No. 2 Texas on Jan. 4
for the teams third straight
national championship bid.
Bush was also awarded the
Walter Camp Player of the
Year, the Doak Walker
Award for the best running
back in the country and was a
unanimous choice for the AP
first-team All-American.
For the third straight year,
the Heisman Trophy winner
and the AP Player of the Year
winner have been the same.,
USC Quarterback Matt
Leinart won them both year,
and. Oklahoma's Jason
White won 'it in 2003.
Bush is the first running
back to win the AP award
since 1999, when Ron Dayne
of Wisconsin received the
award.
After the Rose Bowl, it is
uncertain where Bush will be
heading, but many critics say
the No. 1 NFL draft choice
might' be heading to San
Fransisco to play for the
49ers or might be paired up
with USC sidekick quarter-
back Matt Leinart on Sun-
days'.


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. Brett Favre is 14-0 against the Detroit Lions
in games played at Lambeau Field.

2. Jacksonville wide receiver Jimmy Smith has.
led the Jaguars in receiving for 10 straight
years, the longest active streak in the NFL.

3. Corey Brewer became the first Gator
basketball players to record a triple-double in
school history with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and
13 assists in the Gators 101-58 win over
Jacksonville on Sunday.

4. N.C. State's 80-77 double overtime win in
1974 over UCLA ended the Bruin's 7-year
reign as NCAA champions.

5. The PDL Girls have won the Holmes County
Christmas tournament three straight years.


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Congress reduced Medicaid eligibility


On Wednesday, Dec. 21,
the Senate reached a tie vote
on provisions that will likely
keep many Americans from,
qualifying for Medicaid to
pay for nursing homes, as-
sisted living and/or home
care. The law'is being sent
back to the House. of Repre-
sentatives for a final vote but
that chamber had already
approved most of the provi-
sions before the bill was con-
sidered by the Senate. The
House is expected to meet as
early as Jan. 4 and the pro-
visions will be effective im-
mediately.

Medicaid is the state and
federal program which pays
toward the cost of long-term
care. With nursing homes
costing $4.000 to $15,000 per
month, people who saved for
their retirements are often
left impoverished. The new
law imposes harsher penal-
ties for people who make gifts
of their assets and who then
apply for Medicaid. The law
also targets the homes of
some Medicaid-hopefuls and
removes other planning
strategies.
"The new law imposes a
five-year "look-back" period
on all gifts.'up from three
years under the old law. This
means that if people give
money away, even small gifts
for birthdays, the govern-
ment now can disqualify
these applicants for Medicaid


if they apply within five
years of the last gift. Also,
although the government
"looks back" five years, the
government will be able to
add up all gifts and impose
an unlimited number of
months of penalty during
which the person cannot ob-
tain Medicaid.

.Under the old law, if a per-
son did make a gift, that per-
son would be disqualified for
Medicaid but this penalty
period would start running
from the date the gift was
made. Under the new la%;, the
penalty will not start, in most
cases, until the person ap-
plies for Medicaid.
This means that if a per-
son gives away $20,000 and
then needs Medicaid four
years and eleven months
later, that person will be dis-
qualified for Medicaid even if
they have no money.
Another change in the law
would require the govern-
ment to be named the benefi-
ciary on some annuities. If a
person applies for Medicaid
owning an annuity, the new
law requires the person to
change the beneficiary from
children or other people to
the government or else the
person will be denied Medic-
aid coverage.
Spouses of Medicaid appli-
cants will not be allowed to
keep as much money. The
new law imposes the "In-
come-First Rule" on the


wives or husbands of Medic-
aid applicants. This rule al-
lows the government to count
the income of both spouses to
justify the spouse having to
spend more of the couple's
money before either will be
eligible for Medicaid.
Mortgages and promissory
notes will be counted as as-
sets. Under the new law, the
government will be able to
disqualify people from
achieving Medicaid eligibil-
ity based on ownership of
mortgages or notes.
'There are things that
people can do to protect
themselves," says Scott
Solkoff, a south Florida attor.-
ney who has served as chair
of the Elder Law Section of
The Florida Bar and presi-
dent of the Academy of
Florida Elder Law Attorneys,
the organizations of lawyers
who represent elderly and
disabled people in Florida.
Says Solkoff, "This change in
the law represents the most
significant change in Medic-
aid eligibility since 1988 and
no one knows about it. One
challenge is just getting the
word out so that people do
not inadvertently disqualify
themselves for Medicaid."
Solkoff and his colleagues
are concerned that many
people will make gifts and
not understand how to do so.
correctly and without under-
standing the new conse-
quences.
"People should stop mak-


ing gifts," says Solkoff, "un-
less they are making the gifts
after receiving advice from
their lawyer. Gifts and other
transactions may still be'
made to allow Medicaid eli-
gibility but it requires a
plan. Without a plan, people
can. be left penniless and,
therefore have nothing left to

pay for all that Medicaid will
not cover.
"What is sometimes worst
is that the spouse of the nurs-
ing home resident is left des-
titute."

Some Elder Law attorneys
are certified as specialists by
the Florida Bar in assisting
with asset protection for
Medicaid eligibility.
"The new law will hurt in-
nocent people who lack an
understanding of available
planning options. Under the
new law, if a grandmother
gifts $10,000 to a grandchild
to go to college, the grand-
mother will be rendered in-
eligible for Medicaid even if
she applies four years later
and is totally out, of money.
She will regain eligibility af-,
ter .the penalty is over but
every month she is not eli-
gible wi:l cost thousands of
dollars and may well result
in a loss of care if there is'
nobody to pay for it."
People should also not, rely
upon IRS rules which allow
$11,000 to be gifted per per-
son per year. "While the IRS
may allow it, "' explains


Solkoff, "Medicaid will penal-
ize people for having made
the gifts."
Nursing homes range in
cost from $4.000 per month
for a shared room in a basic
facility to upwards of$15,000
per month for a nicer facility
with more services. Most
people cannot afford to pay
for that care for very long
without becoming impover-
ished. People therefore turn
to planning strategies that
allow a person to preserve
some or all' of their savings'
so that they have their own.
dollars to pay for services
and items which Medicaid
does not cover.

In Florida, Medicaid pays
for almost all nursing, in-
cluding those that charge the
most and are considered
among the best. By federal
law, people in nursing homes
cannot be treated differently,
whether they are on Medic-
aid or are paying privately
With no planning and be-
ing unaware of the new law,
many people stand, to lose
Medicaid, the only method
available to them to pay the
cost of long-term care.
Solkoffwants people to get,
educated in the new laws and
how they may be affected.
Solkoff explains that Elder
Law attorneys all have differ-
ent fee structures but that
many offer initial consulta-
tions in the range of $100 to
.$500 and that "an initial con-


sultation may be all that a
person requires to make good
choices."
Only Florida Bar Board
Certified Elder Law attor-
neys are certified as special-
ists in this area. To find one
in the local area, contact the
Florida Bar toll-free at 1-800-
342-8060 or go to the Florida
Bar website www.flabar.org,
select "Find an Attorney,"
and then click on "Board
Certfied Lawyers."
The law will go into effect
as early as Jan. 4 when the
House of Representatives is
expected back in Washington
from the holiday recess.
The votes have been very
close. On Dec. 19. the last
time the House voted on the
measure, the vote was 212 in
favor of pass:tge and 206
against. The Senate reached
a tie which had to be broken
by Vice-President Cheney.
Elder advocacy organiza-
tions including the AARP
and organizations of lawyers
representing the elderly are
urging people to contact their
representatives to voice an
opinion.
Additional information can
be found at w ww.naela.org or
by contacting Ann Krauss
with the National Academy
of Elder Law Attorneys at
(520, 881-4005 or Susan
Cabrera with the Academy of
Florida Elder Law Attorneys
at 850-656-8848. Scott
Solkoff can be reached at
561-889-2288.


Some deadlines extended


until February 28, 2006




Tax relief for




'good samaritans'


With the end of the 2005
tax season fast approaching.
Tom Gallagher, Florida's
chief financial officer. encour-
aged Floridians impacted by
this year's hurricanes to take
advantage of tax and time
relief measures available.
"Many hurricanes victims
are still struggling to repair
their homes and rebuild their
lives," said Gallagher. "We
want to get the word out that
Floridians who were im-
pacted by. or helped victims
of. the 2005 storms mayv
qualify for tax savings or ob-
tain extensions for reporting
and payment deadlines."
The Katrina Emergency.
Relief Act, effective Sept. 23,
2005, postpones deadlines for
storm victims to perform
many time-sehsitive acts un-
til Feb. 28, 2006. These in-.
clude filing quarterly federal
employment and excise tax
returns, corporate estimated'
tax payments and individual
estimated tax payments due
to the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice (IRS).
Both individuals and busi-
nesses can also qualify for
certain tax deductions if
they've suffered losses result-
ing from Hurricanes Katrina,
Rita or Wilma. Floridians


who helped or house evacu-
ees from hurricanes may also
qualify for tax relief..
Gallagher said that Florid-
ians may be able to lower"
.their federal taxes by claim-
ing hurricane property losses
not covered by insurance.
This, is allowed for, damage
caused by sudden, unex-
pected or unusual events
such as hurricanes. Victims
living in the federally-de-
clared disaster areas can
claim these losses on last
year's taxes by.filing an
amendment to their 2004 re-
turn.
Taxpayers in the entire
state of Florida will be eli-
gible for relief if they iden-
tify themselves as affected by
Hurricane Katrina.
The Hurricane Wilma
Emergency Relief Act is
awaiting the President's sig-
nature. Upon the act being
signed, taxpayers who iden-
tify themselves as victims of
Hurricane Wilma will be eli-
gible for relief if they live in
the following 20 counties:
Brevard, Broward, Charlotte,
Collier, DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Henry, Highlands,
Indian River, Lee, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm


Beach, Polk, St. Lucie and
Sarasota.
The IRS has requested
that any envelopes or corre-
spondenee that are subject to
these extended deadlines
should have either Hurricane
Wilma or Hurricane Katrina
printed in red on the top of
the envelope or tax form to
identify them as coming from
a hurricane victim. The IRS
has set up a special help line
for hurricane victims at' (866)
562-5227.
Gallagher said that tax
breaks are also available for
good Samaritans who took in"
homeless Katrina victims for
at least 60 days. Taxpayers
can take an extra $500 ex-
emption for each guest, up
to a maximum of $2,000.

The Florida Department of
Revenue (DOR) announced it
will work with filers and
companies in areas desig-
nated as federally declared
disaster areas to extend fil-
ing and payment deadlines
on a case-by-case basis. DOR
can be contacted at (800) 352-
3671 between 8 a.m. and 7
p.m. Links to websites with
information on all of these
issues can be found at
www.fldfs.com.


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from The Beach Breeze staff







THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


Annual bird count shows one hundred forty five species


ONLY SIX of the pileated woodpecker was seen in the
community during the annual Christmas Bird Count con-
ducted by the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the Audubon Soci-


By LEAH STRATMANN

Even amid the hustle and
bustle of the holiday season,
the annual Christmas bird
count has been a tradition of
the Audubon Society for the
past 105 years. More than
2000 count circles are con-
ducted in North America be-
tween Dec. 14 and Jan. 5 in
a process to discover where


Floridians to

apply for

disaster

assistance
Only two weeks remain
until the Jan. 5 deadline to
apply for federaland state
dmisaster.,assistance. .n the
w7Ye of rfuciY ane' Wilma7
according to the Department
of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and
the State Emergency Re-
sponse Team (SERT).
There are two easy ways to
begin the application pro-
cess. Residents may call
FEMA's toll-free number at
1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or
TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both
numbers are available 24
hours a day seven days a
week until further notice.
Multilingual operators are
also available to answer
calls. Residents with
Internet access may register
online at www.fema.gov,
where valuable recovery in-
formation is also available.
In addition, the U.S. Small
Business Administration
(SBA) may provide eligible
applicants with low-interest
disaster loans for individuals
and businesses to repair or
replace damaged property.


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different species of birds
spend the winter months.
Don Ware, a member of the
Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society, is the bird count co-
ordinator for the region. He
says he first became inter-
ested in birds as a youth in
Arlington, VA., when his
mother opened a window to
feed the birds and a one flew
in the window.


Public Works open house scheduled

Commissioner Cindy Meadows and Public Works Di-
rector John Johnson invite everyone to an open house
on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 1:30 p.m.,mm at the new Pub-
lic Works Zone Three office, 142 Community Way, Santa
Rosa Beach.
For directions, call 267-2201.



Green-Thurmb Garden

Club Christmas Tree

recycling


This year, instead of send-
ing used Christmas trees to
the landfill, take it to be re-
cycled into mulch for the gar-
den.

Trees will be accepted for
chipping on Jan. 3, 4, 5 & 6
at the south Walton County
road department yard on the
west side of Blue Mountain


Beach Road (CR-83) halfway
between CR-30A and U.S. 98,
between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Green
Thumb Garden Club and the
Walton County Public
Works, District 5.
For more information, call
850-622-0192 or 850-231-
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"She told me it was my job
to get that bird back outside.
It took me more than an hour
to talk that bird back out the
window it came in and right
then I took an interest in
birds," he said.
On Dec. 19 when the local
count took place, 15 parties
were in field to count the
birds. The teams made a
seven and one half mile ra-
dius of Choctawhatchee Bay
as the center, going to within
two miles south of the inter-
section of Eglin Air Force
base's runway. "It looks like
we counted 16,602 birds of
145 different species," Ware
said.
Although five distinct spe-
cies of the genus gulls were
found, the species of the
laughing gull was the seen
the most, with 1,438 of them
spotted. Ware says although
we call all gulls "seagulls,"
there really is no such spe-
cies, European starlings
numbered 1,370, while 1,256
mourning doves were spot-
ted.
Among the woodpecker
population, some of the most
interesting and colorful local
birds, more than 125 were
seen. Of those, most were the
red-bellied woodpecker, com-
mon to many backyard
birdfeeders and trees. Only
one red-cockaded wood-
pecker was spotted and Ware
says this particular species is


states come this way during
the cold season. "The only
species of hummingbird that
breeds here is theruby-
throated hummingbird,"
Ware noted.
During the count, the
birders spotted three species
of hummingbirds in about
the same ratios as other
years, with the Ruby-


throated the most populous.
"It would appear the storms
did not affect the humming-
bird migration much, but
they tend not to be close to
the shore. We did spot a
Rufus hummingbird banded
a few months ago, so we
know it was the same bird
and one black-chinned hum-
mingbird," he said.


endangered. Fifteen yellow-
bellied sapsuckers were seen
flying about, but only six
pileated woodpeckers were
seen.
While most people are fa-
miliar with cardinals and
blue jays, both of which are
fairly common locally, most of
us do not get to see the east-
ern bluebird. Ware says the
reason for this is this particu-
lar bird likes a farm type
habitat. "They like to sit on a
fence post or on the ground
feeding dn small insects.
Most of us have grass in our
yards, but the bluebird can't
see the insects through the
grass.
"Often, around here, you'll
see Bluebirds on the golf
courses and the Eglin reser-
vation where there are natu-
ral cavities in dead trees. You
can also see them often along
State Highway 20," he said.
The counters saw 50 of them
on counting day.
Ware, a retired Air Force
fighter pilot first became a
volunteer Christmas bird
counter after leaving the ser-
vice. "I enjoyed it and it was
good exercise too. After years
of training, I became the co-
ordinator for this region. I
have the count on the first
Monday during the stated
time period because Pensa-
cola always has their count
on the first Saturday."
Having traveled to 109
countries, Ware has more
than 4500 hundred birds on
his life list so far. He says
that we can all attract and
help birds by keeping our
yards bird friendly by not
using pesticides, leaving
some of your yard in its natu-
ral state and not clearing all
deadwood from your prop-
erty. "That deadwood gives
the woodpeckers something
to work on," he commented.
Ware also recommends
that people leave their hum-
rningbird feeders up during
the winter months as htiui-"
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NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE

PROPOSED SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT

TO THE

WALTON COUNTY FUTURE LAND USE MAP

The Walton County Planning Commission (PC) will consider a proposal to amend the Future
Land Use Map on Thursday, January 12, 2006, at 5:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible.
The meeting will be held in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will consider a proposal to
amend the Future Land Use Map on Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 5:00 P.M., or as soon there-
after as possible. The meeting will be held in the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs,
FL.
The applicant is MTC Holdings, L.L.C., 158-B Market Street, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The
site is identified with the following Parcel Identification Numbers: 24-2S-20-33180-000-0400: 24-
2S-20-33180-000-0401 and 24-2S-20-33180-000-0402 and is located on the west side of
Harstvedt Road, north of Chat Holley Road. The proposal is to change this 9.94 acre parcel from
Conservation Residential 1:2.5 to Neighborhood Planning Area/Infill. (See attached map in
advertisement)
The proposed amendment will be available for public review at the office of Planning and
Development Services Division, South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. All interested parties wishing to be heard with regards to
these amendments may appear at the above mentioned meeting.
The Planning Commission will make a recommendation at the January 12, 2006 hearing to the
Board of County Commissioners either to approve, approve with conditions or to deny. This hear-
ing may be continued as necessary. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing on January 24, 2006 to review and consider the Planning Commission's recommendations on
this amendment, provided the same has not been continued during the Planning Commission
meeting.



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED SMALL SCALE
AMENDMENT TO WALTON COUNTY FUTURE LAND USE MAP

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 subdi-
vision, 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 t'mdicapped person to attend the meeting, directed to the chair-
person 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 tot a
site which would be accessible to such person.
In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, all persons are advised that, if a person 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
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Beach



Scene

Kris Chavez


Making
memories

at the

beach
Grandparents out there
wondering what to do when
the grandkids come to visit
during the winter months
need look no farther than the
beach. Bundle up, grab a
camera and find a beach ac-
cess. When my six-year-old
granddaughter, Anna, re-
cently visited, we left the rest
of the family at home and
headed out for a day together.
I asked her where she
wanted to go and she enthu-
siastically responded, "The
beach!"
The hours flew by as we ran
and played and discovered a
wealth of treasures in the
sand. Shouts of "Grandma,
grandma look what I found,"
were heard by beachgoers
near and far as I beamed
with pride. We sang and
danced and I watched her do
cartwheels. She squealed
and jumped up and down
when she found the treasure
of the day.. .a small sand dol-
lar that she carefully placed
in her pocket to takr'Hbme to
Mom and Dad.
My treasure came when, as
we were leaving, Anna
tapped me' on the leg and
said, "Grandma, I love you." -.


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scarf over the six weeks of
class.
Anyone interested needs to
bring a skein of worsted
weight yarn and a pair of
knitting needles, size 7, 8 or
9. Fee is $25 for members,
$30 for nonmembers. Pre-
register at The Heritage
Museum, 115 WestviewAve.,
Valparaiso 32580. 678-2615.


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Granddaughter Anna does a cartwheel for Grandma Kris.


Bundled up on the beach, Anna looks like she's standing in
snow.


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Anna insisted, this photo be taken 'for her dad.

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Art Clips


Christmas has
come and gone and
now we prepare for
the new year. This is,
the time of year
when we recommit,
reevalute and try to
make the new year
the best ever.

It seems that just as the
holiday season begins to
wind down with all the gift
exchanges, party clean-up
and families hitting the
road, there is another reason
to get with family and friends
and celebrate. New Year's
Eve has long been a celebra-
tion that people have enjoyed
at a club, in church, on the
beach, at a private party or
just in the privacy of their
own home.
Many enjoy hitting the
road and taking in the local
events throughout the area
as their way of ringing in the
new yLear.
For those with an ear for
fine music, the Pensacola
Symphony Orchestra night
just be a destination choice.
STrumpeter Ryan Anot-
hony joins the orchestra as
they ring in the new year and
celebrate the history of clas-
sical music, hard-hittingjazz
and big band favorites. Tick-
ets are $24-$58 and include
the concert, dancing, dinner
and a champagne toast at
midnight.
For more information, or
ticket reservations, call (850)
435-2533.
In Destin, the Harbor ac-
tivities finally culminate on
Dec. 31 with a fireworks
cruise and boat cruise. Pas-
-sengers will be able to enjoy
the fireworksover the harbor
which start at 8 p.m.
The cost is $15 for adults
and $5 for children. For more
information and reserva-
tions, call 837-7741.
For many, being on the
road and driving on New
Year's.Eve is a little too risky.
Some opt to stay at home to
watch the ball drop from
Times Square in New York.
This year the event welcomes
back an ailing Dick Clark
who will for one more year
ring in the new year over
looking Fifth and Broadway.
Celebrations all across the
world, including a firework
extravaganza in Las Vegas,
the light explosion at the
Eiffel Tower in Paris and the
boat parades on the Thames
River in London. It is all part
of ringing in the new year
and a chance to begin a new


year with a fresh start.
Others choose to bring in
the new year at church func-
tions or either in prayer for a
better, safer and more reli-
gious world.
For many, this past year
has been one of tragedy,
devistation and reorganiza-
tion. From the numerous
hurricanes that ravaged the
Gulf Coast, to.the rebuilding
process for flood victims in
New Orleans, there was not
much to celebrate. Many
hope this year will bring a
sense of unity and brother-
hood to areas that have seen
total destruction.
Like in years past, millions
count down the minutes on
one hand for the new year to
arrive, while in the other
hand, hold a slip of paper
with their New Year's resolu-
tion. We try everything pos-
sible to keep those promises
we made to ourselves, with-
out becoming another resolu-
tion failure.
Some commit to stop smok-
ing, stop drinking, stop gos-
sipping, stop overeating and
so on. Anything to help pro-
mote self-improvement.
It is our way of of keeping a
personal check and balance
with our own lives, while
maintianing peace with our
neighbors and family.
New Year's Eve is also that
one time when we try to for-
give and forget the past and
those who have wronged us.
We give that person one more
chance or try to solve that
problem one more time.
'Mental health profession-
als tell us not to let our com-
mitments overpower us or
sink us into depression if we
fail..This is the simple reason
that pencils have erasers and
computers have delete but-
tons. We can always start
over and try again,
As the new year rolls
around and-millions make
their way to New Year's Eve
parties, church services, city
and community events and
family gatherings, remem-
ber those who have lost so
much in 2005. Make every
day that we have, with our
family and friends important
and memorable and can't let
the little things worry you or
deter you from being with
those you love.
As we make commitments
for ourselves this new year in
the hopes of improving our
own lives and those lives
around us, whisper a prayer
for those individuals that
have lost everything, have
nothing to really celebrate
and have been down on their
luck, for them to have an
even better 2006.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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IN2006, THE BIGGEST EV ENT ON' the Emerald Coast 3,500 to nearly 5,000 peoplL per day.
moves to its new home. The2006 Seabreeze Jazz Festival will Tickets for the weekend concert event can be purchased by
move to Seascape Resort in Destin for the April 22 and 23 calling 267-EASY.
festival and crowds are estimated to grow in numbers from



Music & Theatre AROUND THE SOUTH
.. .-.: -.- .-- ..- .. ...


Fort Walton Beach
*First Arts Concerts
-QuinTango: Jan. 27
Pensacola
-Mazaika: Feb. 24
-Three Inspirational Tenors:
March 11
For more information, call
863-2436. ,,, .,
Panama City Beach'
*Gulf Beach Presbyterian
2006 Concert Series listings:
-Tupelo Court Jazz, Jan. 8
-Nadejda Vlaeva, pianists,
Jan. 15
-Degas String Quartet, Jan.
22
-White Sands Bluegrass,
Jan. 29
-Tall Cotton Dixieland Band,
Feb. 5
-Moonlighter's Big Band,
Feb. 12
-Oleg Barsov, pianist, Feb.


EVENTS


Fantasy in Lights: The
famous golf resort closes
their season of the holiday
spirit and lights on Dec. 31,
in Callaway Gardens, in
Callaway, Georgia.
For more information, or
reservations, call (800) 225-
5292.
Christmas Reflections:
The annual event celebrates
the holidays as millions of
'lights are strung from trees
and bushes, on cartoon char-
acters, and various cut-outs
and other structures adorn
Lake DeFuniak in down-
town DeFuniak Springs.
Christmas Reflections ends
Dec. 31.

Call for artists: Hilltop
Productions is currently
seeking artists and vendors
for the 2006 season. Events
include the Emerald Coast
Hawg Swap and Bike Show,
the 2006 Spring and Sum-
mer West Indies Market and
the 2006 Seabreeze Jazz
Festival.
All artists in the media of


19
-New Orleans Ramblers,
Feb. 26
For more information and
ticket reservations, call (850
230-1991.
Tallahassee
*Bill Gaither Homecoming
Tour. Jan. 20. TLCCC' -
*Seven' Days of Opening
Nights:
-Pat Metheny Trio w/ Chris-
tian McBride,. Feb. 17
-Philadanco, Feb. 18
-Dan Zanes. and Friends,
Feb. 19
-Behind The Broken Words,
Feb. 20
-Richard Russo, Feb. 21.
-Al Jarreau, Feb. 22
-Garrison Keillor: Lake
Wobegon, Feb. 22
-PRI's From The Top, Feb. 23
-Arlo Guthrie's Alice'a Res-


sculpting, painting, pottery,
yard art, mosaic, stained
glass, jewelry and furniture
crafting, are asked to call.
For more information or
registration, call the Hilltop
Productions event line at
951-2148.
Picasso Ceramics: The
Pensacola Museum of Art
announces its blockbuster
exhibition of the "Picasso
Ceramics from the Bernie
Beruson Collection."
The exhibit is showcases
the entire Picasso ceramic
collection from 1946-1971.
This rare collection will be on
display until Feb. 18.
For more information and
tickets reservations, call
(850) 432-6247.
Artists Entries sought:
The Arts and Design Studio
of Fort Walton Beach is cur-
rently seeking artists for its
47th Annual Beaux Arts Ex-
hibit to be held Feb. 3-5, 2006
in the atrium of the
Westwood Retirement Com-
munity.
All fine art media will be


At The MOVIES


THE 6th ANNUAL RT. 30-A Antigue and Vintage Car
Show returns for another year to Rosemary Beach, FL. The
event will take place on April 8.
For more information and registration, call the Hilltop
Productions event line at 951-2148.


Crestview Ci iema 3
789 N. Ferdon Blvd.,
Crestview, 682-3201
King Kong (PG-13)
Chronicles ofNarnia (PG-13)
Harry Potter (PG-13)


Twin Cities Cinema
1047 E. John Sims Pkwv.,
Niceville,
678-3815
King Kong (PG-13)
Chronicles ofNarnia (PG-13)


taurant M\assacree 40th
Anniversary Tour, Feb. 24
-Christopher O'Riley w/the
University Symphony Or-
chestra, Feb. 25
-Healing and the Arts, Feb.
27
-Willie Nelson, Feb. 28
For more information and
ticket reservariuns, call
(850) 644-7670.
Atlanta
*Bon Jovi, Jan, 17, Philips
Arena
*Motley Crue, March 15,
Philips Arena
Jacksonville
*Jim Brickman, Jan. 19,
Florida Theatre
*Steven Wright, Jan. 25,
Florida Theatre
*Vince Gill, Jan. 28, Florida
Theatre
*Michael McDonald, Jan.


29, Florida Theatre
*Frankie Valley and the
Four Season, Feb. 19
*Bonnie Raitt, March1
Niceville:
*MOMIX: Feb. 18, 2006,
OWC Performing Arts Cen-
ter
*42nd Str't. "March 15,
2006, OWC Performing Arts
Center
Birmingham:
*42nd Street: Jan. 10 15,
BJCC
*Hair Spray: March 14-17,
BJCC
Atlanta:
*David Copperfield: Jan. 13-
15, Fox Theatre
*Cats: Jan. 17-22, Fox The-
atre
*Annie: Jan. 25-29, Fox The-
atre


AROUND THE SOUTH
accepted from artists, 18and For more information and
up. Registration for entry registration, call 244-1271 or
begins at 8:30 a.m.; Feb. 2 at log onto www. Arts Design
the center. Society.com



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FOR SALE
ART & ANTIQUES
Fred Saylor LLC
3841 State Hwy 83, North.
DeFuniak Springs, FL
850-902-0288 or (850) 859-1051.
Featuring artist.
Skippy Hoffman and Kathy
D'Arensbourg and
Gourd Art by Christine Nils.
Restored Tube Radios-Vintage
Furniture-Collectibles.
Open Tuesday Saturday
9:30 am 3:30 pm.
(rental space available)
4tp 12/15-1/5
41wds
ART AND ANTIQUES 3841 Hwy 83.
North DeFuniak Springs. 850-902-
0288. Now open Tuesday Saturday.
5tp 12/1-12/29
ELLIOT PECANS will be available'
at McLains Restaurant
850-419-0809.
MINI ROUND BALES
OF PINE STRAW
Mulch hay.
BAND SAW LUMBER
Cut any size you want.
Call 850-419-0809.
Leave Message'. 29wds
FILL DIRT,
clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway material.
All delivered.
Spreading available.
Driveways built.
Anything hauled.
REDS HAUL'N.
892-0503
FILL DIRT
$80 8 yd load.
We also haul clay, and gravel.
Spreading available.
We do driveways and backhoe
work, And small land clearing jobs.
Free estimates 892-3873.

WHOLESALE PRICES for in shell
& cracked pecans.
Zorn Brothers Pecan.
Lockhard Blvd$.
Hwy 55,
SFlorala, AL. .
Call 334-858-7465
Open M-F, 8 am 4 pm.
11tp 11/3-1/10
1992 DODGE CARAVAN-Good con-
dition. $2,000. Also 20 in Falcon
Schwinn Bikes. $35. 31x10.5x15
new mud grip tire on 15" Ford rim.
$45. Call 892-9771. ltp 12/29
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.
HAY FOR SALE-850-859-0044. tfc
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 ,


WANTED

We buy entire estates, antiques, solid
wood furniture, sterling silver, fine !
china sets, crystal, depression glass,
vintage jewelry.
Southebys Antiques
Downtown DeFuniak
Open Tuesday -- Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
892-6292.
tfc 11/17


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT



Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
-Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www,atan-schools.com


TRACTORS/FARM
EQUIPMENT

BACK HOE attachment for tractor
with 3 point hitch. Good condition.
$3,000. 892-0316. ltp 12/29


4-WHEELER/
MOTORCYLCES

99 YAMAHA 80 4 wheeler-Runs
good. $700. firm.
2004 Yamaha 90 Dirt bike. Excel-
lent condition. $900. Not rode much.
Firm..892-0846. 12/22-12/29

AUTOS

93 CHRYSLER LEBARON CON-
VERTIBLE- Brand New top-Good
tires, Needs some work-$700. OBO.
892-6640. tfc 8/4

WANTED: 1965 OR LATER
CORVAIR project car. Call 865-
8289. tfp 10/20
1999 CHEVROLET 2500 pickup,
extended cab, third door, 4x4, 6.0
liter engine, auto, air, loaded,
leather, 105,000 miles. $14,000.
0B0 Call 334-858-6642 after 5 p.m.
tfp 11/17
1975 F-250 EXT CAB PICK UP very
good condition. $2,000. OBO, 859--
2861.4tp 12/15-1/5
1990 THOMAS SCHOOL BUS
66 passenger. New 366 industrial/
gas motor. 5 to 8 thousand miles
,onnew motor. 4 -speed transmis-
sion, 2 speed rear end, All new good
year virgin radial tires, Runs excel-
lent. Drives fin-air brakes. $2,000.
Firm.
87 CHEV C-70 DUMP TRUCK.
Blown motor, New radial tires,
Dumps excellent. $2,000 or with
School Bus with new motor. $3,500
for both.
Red's Haulin Old Truck
<892-0503
68 1tc 12/29


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


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


MOBILE /
MANUFACTURED
HOMES

WE NEED TRADE INS! Replace your
old home with a brand new one with
no money down. Call today for details.
850-864-5517. 22wds tfc10/13
LAND OWNERS- No money down on
a new manufactured home. Excellent
rental units. Call for details. 864-5517.
tfc 10/13 19 wds


SERVICES

JRB TREE SERVICES. For all your
tree needs. Call Jeff at 334-858-5420
after 4:30 p.m. tfc 10/6
I, WILL CARE for elderly. For my ser-
vices call 850-951-2717. ltp 12/29

TRACTOR WORK-DISC. Bushhog
lime/fertilize, spread, food plots, gar-
dens driveways rocked. 892-2522.9tp
11/10-1/7
SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE-Fall-
Winter cleanup, Pressure washing &
Brush work. Free Est. 892-5756. tfc
11/3


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

MOSLEY LAWN CARE-Complete
lawn care. Estimates available.
859-2177 or 850-305-0423. Ask for
D.J. tfc 10/13

YARDSALES

TOTAL LIQUIDATION SALE AT
Florida Antique Mall. Everything
must go! Do your gift shopping
here. 50-70% off entire stock.
Continues through Dec. 24. Across
from Regions on 90 W 892-7282.
OPEN SUNDAY DEC. 18. tfc 11/3
30WDS


Exquisite r
3-ortraits/Landscapes
Jacksonville artist 1
with Emerald Coast.:
connections
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ten to THE COUNTRY STORE for
details or stop by 449 North 12th dur-
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missing spouse.
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cording to location. Call Justin at 850-333-0610 or Ben
at 850-865-2953


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9:00 A.M.

Buyers Must Register
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Buyers Park in
Walton High School Parking Lot
Sale Location
Bus Barn Maintenance Yard
735 Walton Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED

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FOR RENT

DEFUNIAK NORTH- 3bd/1 ba
Country home. $750 mo. $500 de-
posit. No pets. 850-865-4597. 4tp 12/
8-12/29

FLORALA COMMERCIAL OFFICE
BUILDING for rent. Approx 750 sq.
ft.. New renovation, prime location-
Downtown Main Street. Call for more
info call: 888-267-7105 or 888-267-
1643. 3tc 12/22-1/6

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS-on beautiful
acreage-3 bedroom-2 bath mobile
home with split bedroom plan-C/A/H
new carpet. $700 a month. Also 2
bedroom mobile with 1 and 1/2 baths
C/A/H for $600 a month-850-859-
0188 or 239-353-1424 (both nice
and clean). tfc 12/29-33wds

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

Grab the American Dream-
Home ownership-It's your time!
We will finance a manufacture land/
home package with zero down. Call
for details. 850-864-4886. tfc 10/13-
24wds

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- 2 BDRM/1 BATH trailor
on private lot. $400. 892-7714. 1tp
12/29

FOR RENT- 2BD/1BA HOUSE in
DFS. No pets. Must have deposit
and references. $550 month. Water
pd. Avail. 1/0/06 Call (937) 839-5356.
3tp 12/15-12/29

RENT-TO-OWN: 2 Bedroom/2bath
mobile home, fixer upper on rented
lot. Combined trailer payment and lot
rent $325 with $1,000 down.-Chero-
kee Park Unit #3. See at 456 South
19th Street in DeFuniak. 892-2284.
tfc 12/29


RENT-TO-OWN: 2 bedroom/1.5
Bath mobile home, fixer upper on
rented lot. Combined trailer payment
and lot rent $300 with $1,000 down,
Directions: Take Hwy, 90 East, to
North Davis Lane, right on Andrews
Avenue. See unit no, 23. 892-2284.
tfc 12/29

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



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


BUYERS FOR
ACREAGE

CINDY HAS BUYERS FOR 500+
acres of South of Andalusia, Coastal
Living Realty 850-428-3311 or 334-
804-1074 Licensed AL, FL, Broker.

RESORT MEMBERSHIP
FOR SALE

HOLLEY KING LAKE RESORT
Re-sale of membership for sale.
Call Alton or Betty Fennel
Largo, FL.
(727) 585-5185
Member No. #20338.
tfc 11/10


LOTS/ACREAGE
FOR SALE


LAND FOR SALE-Beautiful water-
front lot. Choctawhatchee Bay. Near
Beaches- $700,000.
Also 80 ACRES PLANTED PINE.
North Walton. $12,000 a acre. 850-
834-2550. 4tp 12/8-12/29

LOT-1.1 ACRE CLEARED. Beauti-
ful homesite. Paved rd. City water.
1.5 miles north of DFS. 892-7837. No
flippers., tfc 12/8

2 ACRES IN THE COUNTRY. Prime
area. $65,000. DeFuniak Springs.
850-951-2717. l1tp 12/29





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75 ACRES OF HEAVEN
Dream home. 5Br/3.5 Ba on spring
fed clear water lake. Fish from your
back deck. Rolling woods with creek,
pastures, barn, stalls, fenced.
Peaceful and private. 1 hr from
beaches. North Walton Co. 2,5 mil-
lion
Janie Lindsay Realty, Inc.
Call Sara 850-859-2963.
5tc 12/8-1/5

NEW 4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on
large lot outside DeFuniak Springs;
just off 90E to S. Norwood. 40 Cat-
alpa Ln; $95,500; No owner financ-
ing. Lamar Jones, 100% Realty,
Inc. 850-217-6044. 8tc 11/24-2/14


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Hom e 233 N.E. Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton'Beach
Hoen e 850-864-5517 888-837-5517
Center Many Lots To Choose Froin


*(407702) 3/2 1500 sqft completely re-
modeled home on corner lot with large
oaks in DeFuniak Springs. $215,000
*(410825) 3/2 1600 sqft home with car-
port fenced back yard many recent inte-
rior upgrades on Twin Lakes Drive.
$250,000
* (399614) 4/3 Nearly new brick home in
Mack Bayou Pointe on best lot in Subdi-
vision. $399,000
*(404783) 4/2 Home in Oak Lawn
Square many interior amenities and
upgrades. $199,900
* (410762) 3/2 Recently renovated home
with on 1 acre lot 15 minutes from De-
Funiak Springs. $129,000
* (410759) 4/2 2000 sqft newly remodeled
home in Bonifay on 2 acres some fenc-
ing and barn included. $169,000
* (407691) 2/1 home on corner lot in De-
Funiak Springs nice yard with huge oaks
many upgrades. $99,000

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Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast
REALTOR
151 Regions Way Suite 4-A, Destin, FL 32541
An Independent member Broker
Purchaser must verify all information, including prices,
square footage and zoning all info is


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* 80 ACRES. Freeport City Limit.
Beautiful Lafayette Creek is bound-
ary on one side with paved road and
small stream on other boundary.
Lafayette Creek has more than 3,000
ft on waterfront. is boat accessible
and runs into Choctawhatechee Bay.
Zoned R-2, 8 units per acre. Prime
Development Property! $10,000,000
* NICE ONE acre residential corner
lot. McDaniel Fishcamp Road, off
Hwy 3280. $130,000.
Max McKee Reatly.
850-834-2847.

227 ACRES DF SPRINGS
HWY FRONTAGE
Low hardwood bottom. Great hunt-
ing tract! Loaded with turkey and deer.
Only $2,200 per acre. Contact Dale
Cole at Naylor Realty 951-2488 or
Cell 978-3908. 6tc 11/24-12/29-
31wds


*(399097) 10 Acres R-2 (8 units per acre)
city water up to property 50' easement to
property. $2,250,000
*(394335) 10 Acres near DeFuniak
Springs with 332 ft. of road frontage on
Oakwood Lakes Blvd. Owner is agent.
$525,000
* (392500) Price Reduced 3/2 quiet neigh-
borhood in DeFuniak Springs. $95,000
* (410542) 3/2 Handyman special in town
with a fenced in yard. $85,000
*(412058) 2/2 1,000 sqft just off paved
road in rapidly growing neighborhood.
$65,000
*(413072) Nice 1/2 acre lot with remod-
eled mobile home. $50,000
*(412794) New mobile home on over 1
acre many upgrades with 2 car carport
decks on both front and back doorways.
$125,000
*(412805) New 2005 double wide on 3
Acres with creek on back side covered
front porch and new storage building and
carport. $180,000


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4 plus acres in Mossy Head area -
wooded. Perfect for new home or
manufactured home.

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NEW ON THE MARKET
(R-1253)

Great 3 BR/1 BA home on 2 city lots.
The inside is a must see with new
appliances, floors and paint.
Call for more details!

$95,000


Pr iudential


Menifield & Richer


Realty

SELLING WALTON COUNTY


MIjE


JUST LISTED
(R-1255)

Large 3 BR/2 BA manufactured home
with many additions.
Game room, above ground pool,
jacuzzi and a large deck.
Great Buy!
$130,000


HIDDEN LAKE ESTATES

(L-1245)
Interior lot in Hidden Lake Estates -
over .7 acre. All city utilities avail-
able. Front of lot is
cleared and mowed.

$59,900


NEW LISTING
(R-1254) Nice Florida cottage in the
country with 6.94 acres. Enjoy the
quiet afternoons in your remodeled
cottage with over 2000 square feet.
This home has new carpet, tile and
paint. Just a short distance south of
DeFuniak Springs and not far from
the beaches of South Walton.
$184,500


682 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone (850) 892-9654 Toll Free 1-888-892-9658
Fax 850-892-9651 Website: prudentialmprealty.com


Sally R. Merritield
Broker. Owner
S5,;-865-('640


Ronnie Jones
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Terry J. Pilcher
Realtlr Owner
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Office 850-951-4899 Jeremy Fretwell 850-830-3008 Bev Clark 850-699-0199 .
Donna Arnold 850-978-2790 Shane SuDDie 850-585-5765 Kathryn Brisman 850-622-1503


2 ACRES

(A-1252)
2.18 wooded acres, north of
DeFuniak Springs. City water avail-
able, horses allowed.

$59,900


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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 2 BD/1BA
CH/A, fireplace. This home has been
newly remodeled and ready to move
in. Home is centrally located for shop-
ping convenience. Fenced backyard,
carport, and shed. Large older Oak
& pecan trees, very well landscaped
on city lots. Will not last long at
$89,000. Call Tom 850-585-5489.4tp
12/22-1/12

FOR SALE BY OWNER-Near Juni-
per Lake on corner lot. 3 bd/1 ba
house. Comes with 2 lots. Great
starter home. Must have own financ-
ing. $175,000. Call for appt. 850-892-
3109. 2tp 12/29-1/5


LAND OWNERS- No money down
on a new manufactured home. Ex-
cellent rental units. Call for details.
864-5517. tfc 10/13 17wds

6.95 ACRES MOSSY HEAD. Just
reduced! High and dry wooded, con-
venient to Eglin, Crestview, DeFu-
niak Springs. $89,500. Contact Dale
Cole at Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell
978-3908. tf 12/30-26WDS

-FOR SALE BY OWNER
3/1 BRICK HOME -REMODELED,
reroofed & relandscaped. Move-in
condition. A must see @ reduced
price of $165,000. 3898 Co. Hwy
280-A DeFuniak Springs. Call 951-
2778, tfc 12/29

DEFUNIAK SPRING CITY LIMITS
Like new, 1,100 sq. ft. 3br/2ba.
$159,000. Contact Dale Cole at
Naylor Realty 951-2488 or Cell 978-
3908. 6tc 11/24-12/29-21wds

CINDY HAS BUYERS FOR 60 + or
acres with creek, south of
Andalusia. Cindy Cook, Coastal
Living Realty 850-428-3311 or 334-
804-1074 Licensed AL, FL, Broker
.24wds tfc 12/8 20wds.

BY OWNER
JUNIPER ISLAND
Waterfront lot with very rentable
Singlewide trailer.
$149,500.
130 Juniper Island Drive.
892-2284.


BAYVIEW FREEPORT
1,650 sq. ft. 3br/2ba, garage, chain
link fenced. Only $299,000. Con-
tact Dale Cole at Naylor Realty
951-2488 or Cell 978-3908. 6tc 11/
24-12/29-29wds

WATERVIEW LOT.
.6 acres on S 2nd St./280A
in DeFuniak Springs.
$48,000
Call Blue Mountain Beach Realty,
Cinda Jones.
850-585-7585.+*-
7tc 11/24-1/15

HANDYMAN SPECIALS!
Cash -- Cheap
850-687-9260.
2tc 12/22-12/29

95 ACRES MOSSY HEAD!
3,500 sq. ft. 3br/2ba, pool, barn, 2
ponds on hwy. Four wheeling, hunt-
ing, and fishing. $1,500,000. Con-
tact Dale Cole at Naylor Realty
951-2488 or Cell 978-3908. 6tc 11/
24-12/29-30wds

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

TOWNHOME with deep boat slip.
3/2, fireplace, garage, new AC and
appliances. Yard maint, and trash
pick up included in Assoc. fee. 1,440
sq ft. Located in the friendly town of
Niceville, minutes from Mid-Bay
bridge. Ideal for snowbirds or rental.
$262K 850-307-5011. 4tp 12/15-1/
5

WATERFRONT 1 ACRE!
DEF Spg. Wooded, paved road,
large trees, Nice lot!. $99,000. Con-
tact Dale Cole at Naylor Realty
951-2488 or Cell 978-3908. 6tc 11/
24-12/29-22wds

WATERFRONT 1/2 ACRE. DEF.
Spg. Cleared for your new home.
Nice subdivision. Only $75,000.
Contact Dale Cole at Naylor Realty
951-2488 or Cell 978-3908. 6tc 11/
24-12/29-24wds


INC.


COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICES
REMODEL- REPAIR REROOF
NEW CONSTRUCTION
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HWY 331
LONGLEAF RV PARK
325' FRONTAGE ON 331
$1,150,000
8 ACRES WITH 417' OF FRONTAGE ON
HWY 331............... $1,250,000
9.5 ACRES WITH 175' OF FRONTAGE ON
HWY 331.................$1,550,000
FREEPORT
GREAT SUBDIVISION PROPERTY:
60 ACRES, HWY 20, 2 MILES FROM HWY 331/HWY
20 INTERSECTION SITE PLAN FOR 140 LOTS,
2000' OF FRONTAGE ON HWY 20.........$8,000,000
BAYFRONT LOT 75' ON BAY............$799,000
SANTA ROSA BEACH
LOT IN VILLAGE OF BLUE MOUNTAIN BEACH.....$299,000
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT 5 SHAKESPEARE COURT
1 ACRE LOT $30,000
COUNTRY MANOR ESTATES
2.4 ACRES ................ $70,000
B GAIL POWELL, BROKER
RALR.. 850-622-0975 850-830-3722


TWO 40 ACRE TRACTS-HOLMES
Co. Buy one or both, side by side.
Wooded, plenty of deer. On my!
$175,000. per tract. Contact Dale
Cole at Naylor Realty 951-2488 or
Cell 978-3908. 6tc 11/24-12/29-
31wds


BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY

CLASS A CDL lease ownership pro-
gram. We finance/no credit check. No
Northeast. Home weekends. 800-
252-3182,. tp 12/29



HELP

WANTED
CONVENIENT STORE
CASHIERS.
Salary to $7.75 per hour. Apply at
Petro Food- Market, at 1805 East
Nelson, or phone 892-0276. tfc 12/8

BUY OR SELL
AVON
Call Angela ISR
892-7269
tfc 11/10

K-FORCE SECURITY OFFICERS for
special detail positions needed. Pro-
.fessional minded individuals only ap-
ply!
850-836-9906
www.k-forcel .com
2tp 12/22-12/29


PAINTERS NEEDED 892-9927 or
305-2558 or 585-2321. 2tp 12/22-12/
29

SUBWAY
DeFuniak Springs & Freeport
Now hiring P/T & F/T
Apply in person.
2tc 12/22-12/29

WANTED: RECEPTIONIST, fast
learning and flexible. Good commu-
nication skills required. Apply at AAA
Truss, Inc. 188 A-North 9th Street,
DFS, Fl 850-951-0083. EOE.-22wds
tfc 12/15

FRONT DESK POSITION
DAY'S INN IN
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Fax resumes to 892-0707
(prefer that you fax it)
or call 850-892-6115.
tfc 11/3

WANTED: Male or female, interested
in pursuing a challenging career in
Truss Engineering. Basic knowledge
of computers and math required. The
position offers training, continualedu-.
cation, benefits, and the opportunity
for promotion. AAA Truss, Inc. 188-A
North 9th Street, DFS, FL 850-951-
0083. EOE. tfc 12/15-41wds

BEST WESTERN
DeFuniak Springs
Looking for a full time night clerk.
Must be able to work nights &.week-
ends. Apply in person. 2tc 12/22-12/
29


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.
1/2 Acre Tracts Caswell Rd $15,000
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 1-10 financed...$150,000

(Other properties available all Owner Financed!)
Call today for information!
Call Bonita Vereen for details
(850) 892-2103 OR (800) 741-5253
Open Mon. Fri. 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Sat. By Appointment


The Proven Professionals

Naylor

REALTY
f" ,-. 776 BALDWIN AVENUE

Bruce Naylor 951-2488
Owner-Broker www.brucenaylor.com MLS.

LOTS
AFFORDABLE LOT...Lot on Leonardo Ln, great place to build..................$39,900
BLUE POND...1 acre waterfront lot on Blue Pond, covenants.................$139,000
CROSS CREEK SHORE...Lagrange Bayou waterfront lot......................$650,000
FLAMINGO VILLAGE...Attractive lot, adjoins common area..................$275,000
FOREST LAKES...Lot in S/D in Blue Mountain Beach .. $445,000
DIAMOND LAKE...Nice, cleared lot in a fast growing S/D $75,000
HIDDEN LAKES ESTATES...Nice waterfront homesite $69,500
IMPERIAL LAKES...Beautiful waterfront homesite $85,000
MAGNOLIA LAKE...Lot in one of newest S/D, covenants............................$55,000
MONARCH ESTATES...Great homesite in S/D, covenants .............:.........$150,000
PINE SHORES...Waterfront lot. Great deal and has seawall................... $80,000
SPRING LAKE...3 acre parcel. Dock, almost 400 ft. waterfront................ $250,000
OAKWOOD HILLS...3 lots, approximately 3/4 acre, water $59,000
TEN LAKE ESTATES...1.5 acre in S/D, 48' of waterfront......................... $135,000
WILDWOOD LAKES...Nice slope that goes down to lake $99,000
HOMES
AFFORDABLE...3 bed/2 bath, 1290 sf, in DeFuniak Springs... $192,500
BRAND NEW...3 bed/2 bail IE IMlP A I44 il. CROSS CREEK SHORES...3 bed/2 bath, 1600 sf in S/D......................$299,500
FREEPORT...Attractive, Affordable, 3 bed/2 bath, 1290 sf, carport.......... $249,900
JUNIPER LAKE...Waterfront, A-frame, 3 bed/2 bath, 1672 sf.............. $235,000
OAKWOOD HILLS...2 bed/2 bath, 896 sf mobile, RV hook-up.................$79,500
TEELINVILLE...3 bed/2 bath, 1152 sf, 1/2 acre lot fireplace................. $158,000
ACREAGE
28 ACRES...Hard to find 28 acre parcel in North Walton County............. $175,000
102 ACRES...3000 ft of paved rd frontage, 2 acre lake, cabin.................. $659,000
95 ACRE FAMILY FARM...3500 sf home, pool, 2 fishing ponds, springs, woods,
pasture land. Also, 6000sf barn & 1000sf building............................... $1,500,000
ACREAGE...11 acres off Indian Creek Ranch Rd. 1/2 zoned commercial & 1/2
zoned estate residential, county rd. frontage $450,000
HUNTER'S PARADISE...227 acres with great hunting potential...............$520,000
MOSSY HEAD...6.95 acres located in Mossy Head. High & Dry............ $89,500
PONCE DE LEON...40 acre parcel. Great place to build home..............$175,000
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL...3 acres, 15 mini-storage units, 2-story house, office, metal equip-
ment bldg. Lot 1 of the Woodlawn Business........................................... $865,000
WOODLAWN BUSINESS PARK...Lot #5 of newest platted commercial S/D -
Woodlawn Business Park. Great commercial opportunities.................. $175,000
94 ACRES...3 parcels totaling 94 acres with Hwy 331 frontage, close to 1-10 and
Wal-Mart, great potential..................... $12,000,000


K-4 TEACHER AT Roehm Pre-
school to teach VPK. Must have a
CDA credital or a degree in Early
Childhood Education. Salary based
on expereince & credentials. Apply
in person 1595 Hwy. 83 N. 1tc 12/
29

NOW HIRING IN MAGEE INDUS-
TRIAL PARK. 4 full time positions
w/benefits available (M-F 8-5) No
experience necessary, will provide
training. Located at 9646 Hwy. 20.
W. between Portland and Choctaw
Beach. Call 835-66eC and ask for
Ava to set up interview. EOE. tfc 12/
30-40wds'

"COMMERCIAL ELECTRI-
CIANS"
We have openings for Commercial
electricians; work is local area,top
pay, best benefits, also positions
available for residential and ser-
vices electricians.
25 year old company. 837-8474.
2tc 12/29-1/5-28wds

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER. Minimum
age 24 w/2 years. Exp. and clean
MVR. Commission about $100 /
day. Jim Keeler 834-2974.19wdstfc
12/8 florala


CHELCO SERVICES INC. has imme-
diate openings for underground con-
struction, positions to install conduit
for power, phone and cable.
A commercial driver's li,' e CDL)
earns extra pay.
CHELCO SER\ ,., offers a
petitive wage a J the following ben-
efits; profit sharing, 401K, insurance
contribution, 10 paid holidays, paid
time off and uniforms to include clean-
ing.
CHELCO SERVICES is a drug free
workplace and an equal opportunity
employer.
Apply in person at 99 S. 18th St. in
DeFuniak Springs between the hours
of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or fax resume to
850-951-0100. 4tc 12/29-1/19


HOMES, INC.




... New

construction

Remodeling

Jerry Darby
d Your New Home!

7 LOCAL CONTRACTOR




A FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE COMPANY

HOMES
Magnolia Lake Estates...New construction
2400+ total sf 4BR/2BA brick home... ................$285,000
2500+ total sf 4BR/3BA brick home.................... $300,000
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
John White Road...Well maintained 3BR/1%BA brick
home with a screened back porch and completely fenced
yard just south of 1-10 in DeFuniak Springs.......... $142,500
Hwy 331 N...2900+ total sf 4BR/2Y2BA recently renovated
brick home with a small barn on 2 acres.............$247,500
Oleander Drive...4 mobile homes on 5 lots in Oakwood
Hills Unit 1. Great rental opportunity...................$225,000
Hwy 90 W...2BR/1BA home with 2 outbuildings and a
completely fenced yard just minutes ti the 1-10 interchange
in Mossy Head..................... ..................... $125,000
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 to 2 units/
acre................................... ................... $5,285,000
Buck Ward Rd... 70 acres west of Crestview.....$2,500,000
Lowell Mason Rd... 1.75 acre lot east of Crestview off of
Clint M ason Rd.......................... ................... $47,500
Girl Scout Rd...31 lots in Country Club Manor S/D which
should result in 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
with deeded water access in Freeport...........$145,000 ea


Tom Hecker
850-830-1851
Michele Roof
850-415-0183


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


1184-A Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


MLS


mwove


John Weeks
850-585-2019
Laura Spence McNew
850-585-3481


18095








THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


CARPENTERS
$14-$16 PER HOUR
Ficarra Builders, has been building
distinctive homes in S. Walton for
over 20 years. We are looking for ex-
perienced carpenters for all phases
(frame-trim-form) that we can train
into lead positions, We offer 401K,
health and paid vacations. Call
(850)267-2898 to schedule an inter-
view. 4tc 12/1-12/29-48WDS

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
12/22-1/26.

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS
for General laborers and
Forklift Operators.
Apply in person at
Superior Roof Tile.
50 N. Hugh Adams Dr. DFS.
32435. tfc 11/3 22wds

NOW HIRING- Tire Tech & Auto Tech
with own tools. Both must have ex-
perience. 1 STOP AUTO SHOP. tfc

MANUFACTURING
MACHINE SHOP
Crestview area
* Experienced CNC Machinist/ Op-
S erators
* QC Inspection/lst shift experi-
enced in mechanical inspection
* Shop support/experience with shop
floor maintenance and tools
* Machine Operators (entry level po-
sition available)
Competitive pay, benefits, & climate-
controlled environment, Interested
parties fax resume: 682-3543 or call
for appointment 682-8033. 4tc 12/
15-1/5 45wds florala

DCC INC. now hiring concrete labor-
ers and finishers. Also now hiring
block layers and subcontractors for
laying block. Call 892-6780 for infor-
mroation. 6tp 11/24-12/29

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

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED
NOW! No experience required.
Werner Enterprises has immediate
openings for entry-level semi drivers.
Our avg. drivers earn more than
$36K first year. 60% of our drivers
get home nightly/weekly. 15-day CDL
training available in your area. Call
today 1-866-280-5309. 42wds1/5-1/

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,






HOMES
*Paradise Island 138' on
King Lake. 3 BR/2 BA manufactured
home with boat dock, carport
and shed. (i -e
Reduced $167,5oo00
*Juniper Lake Estates -
4 BR/3 BA triple wide home on large
lot. Quiet cul-de-sac location. New
carpet allowance. $119,000
*Brand New 3 BR/2 BA Florida
cottage with fireplace, vaulted ceil-
ings, nice porches, and natural land-
scaping. Reduced $279,0oo00
*Wate;view Cove -3 BR/2.5 BA,
central vacuum, tray ceilings, cov-
ered porch. Large oaks, sprinkler
system, landscaped pool area with
fence and 1/2 BA. Launch for small
boats across the street. $349,0oo00
LOTS
S*Lake Rosemary DRASTIC
PRICE REDUCTION!! Beautiful set-
ting on peaceful lake. Mobile homes
welcome. Cleared, manicured and
ready to build. $45,000


*LaGrange Shores -Oversized lot,
S deeded water access, restrictive
covenants, paved streets, city
water/sewer.'$113,900
*Magnolia Bay Lot is cleared
with water/septic and power pole.
Ready for house or mobile home.
$70,000
Creekside Comm. w/2 docks on
Blk Crek. Mobile home lot.
889,9oo + restricted lot across
from creek @ $139,000 city water
available.

S(850) 835-TTO




(850) 835-4153


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

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

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



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CA000499
BENJAMIN JERRY BROWN, JR.,
as trustee of the Josephine P. Brown
Revocable Trust,
Plaintiff,
v.
The unknown spouse, heirs, per-
sonal representatives, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all others claim-
ing by, through, under, or against L.
W. ADAMS, deceased,

Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The unknown spouse, heirs,
personal representatives, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all others claim-
ing by, through, under, or against
L. W. ADAMS, deceased
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet and confirm
title to the following property in
Walton County, Florida:
Lot 10A, The Plantations, according
to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 5, Pages 22 and 22A, 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 Springs, Florida 32435, on or
before January 16, 2006, 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 December,
A.D. 2005.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Tina Potts
As Deputy Clerk
SEAL

4tc: December 15, 22, 29, 2005 &
January 5, 2006 #564E.
WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
VACANCY NOTICE
#151-9
The Walton County School District
has a vacancy that may be filled
with an employee transfer or new
employment.
If you are interested in applying
for this position, please contact:
Tammv Smith, Principal. Telephone
(850) 622-5041.
The deadline for accepting appli-
cations is January 4, 2006.
LOCATION:
Van R. Butler Elementary School
POSITION:
Elementary School Teacher
2tc: December 22,29 2005 #572E
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Separate sealed BIDS for the con-
struction of PHASE I BAY AREA
SEWER will be received by the
CITY OF FREEPORT, FLORIDA
until 2:00 p.m., local time, JANU-
ARY 24, 2006. at the Freeport City
Hall. BIDS received after this time
will not be accepted. BIDS will be
publicly opened and read aloud.
The work on the Project consists, in
general, of construction 225 LF of
12" force main; 16,180 LF of 6" force
main; 16,030 LF of 4" force main;
7,850 LF of 3" force main; 4,300 LF
of 2-1/2" force main; 5,130 LF of 2"
force main and all appurtenances
necessary to complete the project.
All work shall be completed within
120 consecutive calendar days.
Bidding Requirements, Contract
Forms, Specifications, Drawings,
and other Contract Docqments may
be examined during normal busi-


CALL THE LAND LADY
C s" S .Broker/Owner
C sa Cindy Cook-
Living

SCA. TY' *.500+ Acres
-_ cGeneva County

10 Acres Baker FL
4 Acres Paxton Area
60 Acres Covington Co. AL $138,000
Plus Other Acreage.!!!.
24 Acres Lovely Large Country Home
Bayfront lots starting at $550,000 and under

Investors: Call For Best Buys List
or visit: www.coastallivingfl.com
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Office
850-267-2747


ness hours at the following: (1) City
of Free"ort, 112 Hwy. 20 West, Free-
port, F 32439, (850) 835-2822, and
(2) Pe'ers Municipal Associates,
Inc., 300 North Foster Street (P.O.
Box 6523), Dothan, Alabama 36303
(36302), 334-793-5378.
Bidding Documents may be ob-'
tained from the ENGINEER, Peters
Municipal Associates, Inc., upon
prior payment of FIFTY DOLLARS
($50.00) for each set, WHICH SUM
WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. No
partial or "split sets" will be issued.
All checks for copies of the Bidding
Documents shall be made payable
to Peters Municipal Associates, Inc.
The OWNER reserves the right to
reject any and all BIDS and to waive
.any informalities.

CITY OF FREEPORT, FLORIDA
MICKEY MARSE, MAYOR
2tc: December 22, 29, 2005 #573E
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case Number 05DR000301
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:
DOMINIC J. BREWER,
Petitioner/Husband,
and
KRISTEN W. BREWER,
Respondent/Wife,-
/
NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE
BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT

Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, Martha Ingle, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Walton County,
Florida, will, on the 17 day of Janu-
ary, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the front
door of the Walton County Court-
house, U.S. Highway 90, City of De-
Funiak Springs, Florida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
property described in Exhibit "A" at-
tached hereto and by reference in-
corporated herein pursuant to the
order setting sale entered in a case
pending in said court, the style of
which is:
IN RE: The Marriage of Dominic
J. Brewer, Husband, and Kristen W.
Brewer, Wife, bearing case number
05DR000301.
EXHIBIT A
Lot 19, Palmetto Plantation, accord-


LOTS AND ACREAGE
DeFuniak Springs
109 ACRES, 4 units per acre,
2,000 feet on St. Rd. 83.
Survey and wetland study in
place. All or part $1.8 million.
COMMERCIAL 11 ACRES
zoned C-2 near Wal-Mart, 275
front on 331.
11.7 ACRE homesite, 1,000
feet on paved 0605 $144,400
also 10.7 ac. site 950 ft. front-
age on hwy. $128,000
18 ACRES on Old Landfill Rd.
$126,000

954-929-1606


Home
85o-428-3311


,REALTY, LNc
Fantastic aterviews
rrom every window.
2000+ Sq. Ft.
Grove Lane #410146
.......$875,000




.#4


New Home/Lot Packages
In Oakwoods Lakes
Estates
Prices Start at $145,000


Freeport Office:
Tonja Bonds,
Vickie Beard
Chris Beard
Beverly Johnson
Michael Hatfield
Jamie Landreneau

850-835-1331

DeFuniak Office:
Lisa Ruby
John Danilow


850-951-2130


REALTOR -.1-c


ing to plat thereof on file in Plat
Book 13, Page 40, in the Office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court, Walton
County, Florida.
Further, Martha Ingle, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Walton County,
Florida, gives notice that this sale
is subject to a mortgage to Country-
wide Home Loans Servicing LP.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of this Honorable Court this 13
day of December, .2005.
Martha Ingle
Walton County Clerk of Courts

Kim Anderson
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

2tc: December 22, 29, 2005 #574E
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER 03-388-CA
OLD SCHOOL TITLE COMPANY,
A Florida for Profit Corporation,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ROGER DAUGHTRY,
SHIRLEY DAUGHTRY, and
RUBY LEE NORRIS,


Defendants.
/
NOTICE AND PUBLICATION
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that: Pursuant to a Final
Judgement of Foreclosure a parcel
of real property located at 1371 Cord
0605, DeFuniak Springs, Walton
County, Florida 32433, and more
particularly described as follows:
The Northwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter and the East
Half of the Southeast Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter, Section
8, Township 5 North, Range 20
West, Walton County, Florida.
The property shall be sold by the
Walton County Clerk of Court at
public sale on January 17, 2006 at
11:00 am, sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, except as prescribed
in paragraph 8, at the door of the
Walton County Courthouse, located
at 571 U.S. Highway 90 East, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32433, in
accordance with Section 45.031,
Florida Statues. The caption of the
action is: OLD SCHOOL TITLE
COMPANY, A Florida For Profit
Corporation, Plaintiff, vs.
ROGER DAUGHTRY and
SHIRLEY DAUGHTRY, Defen-
dants.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy
of the foregoing Notice of Publica-
tion was sent to the DeFuniak
Springs, Herald for publication on
this 20 day of Dec. 2005.


107 Rodney Dr Canal front home in Freeport.
Steel Framed Tray Ceilings a Built '04
3BR/2BA m 1472 SF .55 Acre n $479,000

Bear Creek Cottages New Freeport s/d
off Highway 3280 with a community swimming pool,
.26 acre homesites, starting at $139,000

Lot 59 Mallet Bayou Rd Freeport covenant
protected s/d, paved roads, .64 acre lot, $129,900



11* B N I MAY 2 A jacre j R Lot




A Judy Aulinia
( 0 PBroker, '.. ,,',.
S(850) 835-1737

"Making The Difference"

90 Sunset Lane, Many Possibilities!
1.75 Acres, West of Freeport.....................$695,000

253 Hurley Dr. Waterfront Home D.F.S.
Great View & Fishing.....................$289,900

Hansen Rd. 1 Acre, Bay Loop Area......$129,000

Black Creek Blvd. 1/2 Acre Lot
G reatBuy!!!...............................................$119,000

Anchor Rd. Black Creek Area
Income Property........................................$134,900

8 Acres Red Bay Area..........................$695,000


Selling local dirt since 1985!

FREEPORT HOMES
*1.5 Ac. w/3 Bdrm/2Ba Mobile Home'#383717 ..$175,000
*3Bdrm/2Ba New Home 1,300 sq. ft. #391756 .....$296,000
*3Bdrm/2Ba, renovated Mobile Home, very nice #400347.........$139,900
*Pine St., 2Bdrm/lBa 1684 Sq. Ft. 4 09-52,.: ..... rI,......... ,, i199,900
*Redfish Rd., 2Bdrm/2Ba Mobile Home #384450.....................$124,900
*Shady Lane, 3Bdrm/lBa, Huge oak trees #383882..................$350,000
*3Bdrm/2Ba, 2000Sq. Ft. & Apt., on water #407201.................$625,000
*3Bdrm/1lBa, in Freeport Commerc. Possibilities #396048.........$249,900
*Bay Grove Road, Boathouse/Lift, 3/2, 1931SF #407552...........$849,000
*McDaniels Fish Camp Rd. .75 Ac., 2/2 #409204.....................$349,000
*3Bdrm/2Ba Mobile Home, Trout Cir. #403967....................$...$158,000
VACANT LAND
*3 Acres on J. W. Hollington Rd. #380054.... ........................ $199,900
*4 1/2 Acre Lots, Bay Loop Area #382975..........................Each $129,000
*East Bay Loop Rd., Lot .62 Acre #382963............................... $169,900
*Cross Creek Shores Lot 15-C #383253....................................$154,900
*2.3 Ac. 200 ft. fronting Hwy 331 #381059...........................$975,000
*10 Ac. Hatcher Cemetary Rd. #376334.... ......................... $950,000
*19 Bayside Dr., 46 Ft. open Bayou views #379647...................$499,000
*LaGrange Shores, .52 acres, paved streets #385041................$125,000
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
S5 Ac. Bay Loop Road #394753............................ ........... $725,000
*14.6 Ac. Canary Lane #387399...........................................S495,000
*11 Ac., J.W Hollington Road #383715...................................... S560,000
*Bay View Lots on Bay Grove Rd. #394141...............Starting a $150,000+
*9.5 Ac., W. C. Currington #395048..... .............................. $119,000
*.88 Ac., Corner Lot in Freeport #402088... ............. ....$......S145,000
*9.32 Ac., Bay Loop Area..........#400630................................. $765,000
1.67 Acres, Old Santa Rosa, Paved Road #400345.................$...299,900
*.40 Acre Lot, W ooded #396356...................................................... 99,000
*Lot 34 Lake Rosemary Cir., 1 Ac. Lakefront #403949...............S99.900
*Stillwater Road, .28 Ac. #408813.... .................. ............. 75,000
*Shadow Lane, .88 Ac, Corner #402088...............................$145,000
*Bay Harbor Lot, Backs to preserve #402906...... ..............$349,900
*Black Creek Lodge Road, 53 x 173.......... ........................... 75,000
*20 Ac., in flood zone X off Hwy 20 #404487..........................$...390,000
*Lots in Magnolia Baye Subdivision.....................................Each $75,000
WATERFRONT
*4 lots, on deep water canal, #373180...................Each S145,000
*Lake Holley Cr. 3 Bdrm/3.5 Ba, 3480 Sq. Ft. on lake................S535,000
*170 Ft. on River, Lot 29 & 30 #394640.............. ........... 190,000
120 Ft. on water w/dock, lift and seawall #397810.....................$599,000
*I Ac. with 120' on the Deep water #408309 ..............................$279,000
*2/1 with 84' on the water #409595..... ..............................S275,000
*Bayfront Lot 85 x 322 #4C'371...................... ........................ S650,000
DEFUNfAK


* 10 Acres off 331 near Paxton. pond footage #380840............... $84,000
*3 Lots Renoir Rd., 85 x 170 each #387186........................... $80000
*87+ Acres, Cleared, Fenced, on'3 major roads #389588...........S 1,200,000
*Lots 18 & 19 Oakw ood H ills........................................................$22,500
S.48 Acre, Lakeview, wooded #397814....................................... $55,000
* 1.46 Acres, Lakeview, wooded #403767.................................$95,000
*2 Lots across street from Lake Topez #408038............................$35,000


.... ..

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WWW.SWBEACHES.COM

9.5 Acres. Valley Ridge Road. LP: $199,000

Mossy Head, Pre-Construction. 3BR/2BA New
LP: $144900
Crestview, Lake Arthur Estates,
Waterfront Lot. LP: $89,900
- -- --- -- ---- -------- -
3BR/2BAI 1_530SF. 2- Acres
Off Bob Skes Road DFS. LP: $274,900
Hwy. 83, Juniper Lake Road, 8.54 Acres.
LP: $139.500

Mossy Head. 4 ACRE Tract. LP: $59900

Mossy Head, 4 Lots. LP: Each $25,000

Pretty Pond, DFS Waterfront Lot
LP: $82500
Off Hwy 280A, close to DFS, 5 Acres.
LP: $125,000
------ _- ---- ------ --- -- ------
Waterfront Lot Mallet Bayou
LP. $415,000

917 Hwy. 331 S. DFS. Commercial,
75 x 150 LP: $265,000
www.swbeaches.com
To Speak With An Agent With
The Burgess Team
Call (850) 585-0662


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


MARTHA INGLE
Walton County Clerk of Court

By: Kim Anderson
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

2tc: December 22, 29, 2005 #575E

NOTICE OF SALE


Jack Sipos


Unit #13


Items in Gandy's Storage, 5635 Hwy.
331 South, DeFuniak Springs, FL
will be sold as whole unit if not paid
by January 7, 2006.

2tc: December 22, 29, 2005 #576E

NOTICE OF SALE

TO: Steve Caron
870 S. 2nd Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on
January 9, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. the
undersigned will sell all personal
property located in Unit #6 at 13 N.
19th Street, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, in the name of Steve
Caron, consisting of furniture,
household goods and furnishings,
and personal items for cash at pub-
lic sale.

John Leach
153 Redeye Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

2tc: December 22,29,2005 #577E

NOTICE OF SALE

TO: WandaHogans
691 S. 13th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on
January 9, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. the
undersigned will sell all personal
property located in Unit #16 at 13
N; 19th Street, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, in the name of
Wanda Hogans, consisting of furni-
ture, household goods and furnish-
ings, and personal items for cash at
public sale.

John Leach
153 Redeye Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

2tc: December 22,29,2005 #578E


NOTICE OF SALE

TO: Jan McCormick
9 Gale Ct.
Freeport, FL 32439
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on
January 9, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. the
undersigned will sell all personal
property located in Unit #21 at 13
N. 19th Street, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, in the fifiEfi~of Jan
McCormick, consisting of furniture,
household goods and furnishings,


and personal items for cash at pub-
lic sale.

John Leach
153 Redeye Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

2tc: December 22,29, 2005 #579E

NOTICE OF SALE

TO: David Franklin
521 27 Street
Niceville, FL 32578

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that on
January 9, 2006, at 10:00 A.M. the
undersigned will sell all personal
property located in Unit #7 at 13 N.
19th Street, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, in the name of David
Franklin, consisting of furniture,
household goods and furnishings,
and personal items for cash at pub-
lic sale.

John Leach
153 Redeye Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

2tc: December 22,29, 2005 #580E


NOTICE OF SALE

Sherrie Benson
Kathy Dever A
New Mind Broadcasting A
Pat Speiclier .


Items stored in Sure-Lock Storage,
3734 Highway 331 South, DeFuniak
Springs, FL will be sold as whole
unit if rent is not paid by January
7th, 2006.

2tc: December 22, 29,2005 #581E

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
WALTON COUNTY TOURIST DE-
VELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold
a Public Workshop to discuss future
beach nourishment along the 26
miles of Walton County Beaches;
discussion of the most critically
eroded areas, color of sand and to
address public concerns about the
beach nourishment efforts.

Date: January 9, 2006
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.,
Location: Azalea Ballroom, Village
of Baytowne Wharf Conference Cen-
ter
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway
W., Destin, FL


ltc: December 29,2005

PUBLIC NOTICE


NOTICE is hereby given that the
WALTON COUNTY TOURIST DE-
VELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold
a meeting at 9:00 am. Wednesday,
January 11, 2006 in the WCTDC
conference room, 25777 U.S. High-
way 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida. Committee meetings are
scheduled as follows:


* Beach Improvements Committee
will meet Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at
12:00 Noon
* Marketing Committee will meet
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at 11:30
a.m.
* Beach Nourishment Committee
will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006
at 8:30 a.m.
* Autumn Tides Committee will
meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at
9:00 a.m.

All meetings will be held in the
WCTDC conference room, 25777
U.S. Highway 331 South, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida.

If a person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the Council with re-
spect to any matter considered, he/
she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes that testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Please be governed accordingly.

Itc: December 29,2005 #584E

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforce-
ment Board will hold their regular
meeting on January 19, 2006, be-
ginning at 6:00 p.m. to be held at
the South Walton Courthouse
Annex located at 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459. The following vio-
lations of the Walton County Ordi-
nance 97-28, Land Development
Code will be heard...

01. Jacob Meyer, 445 Gulfshore
Drive Apartment 6, Destin, Florida,
32541, Section 04.01.03 regarding
Restrictions on Development on
parcel identification number 27-2S-
20-33630-000-0210.

02. Joseph P Clark, 126 Reddick
Loop, Ponce de Leon, Florida,
32455, Section 05.07.08 (B) regard-
ing Duty of Maintenance of Private
Property on parcel identification
number 05-1S-17-07020-q260.

Case Updates

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 po-
litical subdivision, which has sched-
uled a meeting at which official acts
are to be taken receives, at least
48 hours prior to the meeting, a
written request by a physically
handicapped person to attend the
meeting, directed to the chairper-
son or director of such board, com-
mission, agency, or authority, such
chairperson or director shall pro-
vide a manner by which such per-
son may attend the meeting at its
scheduled site or reschedule the


meeting to a site which would be ac-
cessible to such person.

In accordance with Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, all persons are ad-
vised that, if a person decides to ap-
peal 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 verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

4tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 12, 19, 2006 #585E

PUBLIC NOTICE
Please be advised that the Walton
County Board of Commissioners will
a hold a Special Meeting at 3:00 pm
on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 to be-
gin negotiations with the GEC Ar-
chitects. This meeting will be at the
South Walton Courthouse Annex lo-
cated at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd.,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.

Please be advised accordingly.

Scott Brannon, Chairman
Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration

2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #586E

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Recreation
Board will hold their regular
monthly meeting on January 9,
2006, 6:00 p.m. at the Freeport
City Hall, located in Freeport,
Florida. The following items are
scheduled to be heard:

1. Chairman Report
2. Managers Report
3. New Business
4. Other

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

In accordance with Section 286.0105,


Florida Statutes, all persons are ad-
vised that, if a person decides to ap-
peal 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
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: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #587E

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
FLORIDA,

Case No. 05-CA-000067
THE BANK, an Alabama corpora-
tion, f/k/a EMERALD COAST
BANK,
Plaintiff,

v.

EMERSON FAMILY LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP, EDWARD R.
EMERSON,lDUANE J. AUSETTS,
THE SUMMIT AT TOPS'L OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and E.
WILLIAM GLAUSE, III,
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Final Judgement
of Foreclosure, dated the 20th day
of December, 2005, in the above-
styled case, I will sell the property
situated in Walton County, Florida,
described as:

Unit 114, of The Summit at
Tops'l, a Condominium, accord-
ing to the Declaration of Condo-
minium of The Summit at Tops'l,
a Condominium, dated January
8, 1997, recorded in Official
Records Book 1580, Page 83, of
the Pubic Records of Walton
County, Florida, together with
all of its appurtenances accord-
ing to the Declaration and the
Condominium Act.


at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in the front
Lobby, Second Floor, of the Walton
County Courthouse, 571 Highway
90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL, at
11:00 a.m., on the 20 day of Janu-
ary, 2006.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court, this 20 day of December,
2005.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court

By: Tina Potts
Deputy Clerk
SEAL

2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #588E

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 05CP000283

IN RE: The Estate of

ROBERT CARL HOWARD,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate
of ROBERT CARL HOWARD, de-
ceased, file number 05-CP-000-283,
is pending in the Circuit Court for,
Walton County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Clerk
of the Circuit Court, Probate Divi-
sion, Walton County Courthouse,
Post Office Box 1260, DeFuniak
Springs,'Florida 32435. The per-
sonal representative of the estate is
RUBY DARLENE HOWARD,
whose address is 98 Walnut Drive,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433.
The name and address of the per-
sonal representative's attorney is set
forth below. '

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE


.IBUY LADm&3OUSA

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PROPERY FOR AL

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BACK ON THE MARKET!
Approx. 4.2 acres in north
Walton County, property has mature
oaks and pecans.

$45,000.00

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with all the amenities! Situated on
40 acres with mostly cleared pasture.
Perfect place to live.

$675,000.00

MLS #406889


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WATERFRONT AT AN
UNBELIEVABLE PRICE!!

One acre on Lake Rosemary.
Unrestricted subdivision.

$65,000.00
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in Unit 7
of Oakwood Hills
on Picasso Rd. W.
New houses being
built in area.


PRICE REDUCED!

Approx. 6 acres, country set-
ting, great for horses.
Property is on Watson Rd.

$80,000.00


MLS #400286



LARGE TRACT


on Turkey Creek on Wycoff
Rd. Oak trees, plenty of wild-
life. Owner financing
available.


$160,000.00
MLS #405957


9.7 ACRES


on Oakridge Rd.
Wooded land on paved road
close to town.


$105,000.00


MLS #390325


9.6 ACRES


on Oakridge Rd.
Wooded property on paved
road near town.

$105,000.00


MLS #390349


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2005


OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS 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.

Date of the first publication of
this Notice is: December 28, 2005.

/s/
RUBY DARLENE HOWARD
Personal Representative of the Es-
tate of ROBERT CARL HOWARD,
deceased
98 Walnut Drive
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

/s/
W. FLEMMING WARD
Attorney for the Personal Represen-
tative
Post Office Box 412
770 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-3822
Florida Bar #0121469

4tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 12, 19,2006 #589E

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
WORKSHOP

Please be advised that the Walton
County Board of County Commis-
sioners will hold a public Evaluation
and Appraisal Report Scoping Meet-
ing for affected agencies and juris-
dictions beginning at 1:00 p.m. and
for public input and discussion be-
ginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday,
January 13,2006. This meeting will
be held at the Linkside Conference
Center, Sandestin Resort, 9300 Em-
erald Coast Parkway West, Destin,
Florida. The purpose of tis' meet-
ing (pursuant to F S 16.3 .3191 i t n
assess the County's progress in
implementing its Comprehensive
Plan and to develop a consenso:- on
issues to be addressed in the
County's EAR. ,


tionate Fair Share Program, As
Required By And In A Manner
Consistent With Chapter
163.3180(16), ES.

Copies of the proposed draft ordi-
nance are available for review at the
Planning and Development Services
Division located at 31 Coastal Cen-
ter Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 and the
County Administration Office lo-
cated at 117 Montgomery Circle in
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 on
Monday through Friday between
the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect
to the proposed ordinance.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: December 29, 2005 & 'January
5, 2006 #591E

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
their Regular Meeting on Tuesday,
January 10, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. or
as ucurin thereafter .;s may be heard
at the South Walt..r.n County Court-
house, 31 Coastal Center Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
The following items are scheduled
for this meeting:

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF


In accordance v. th Sict,.,n 296.26, HARSTVEDT PLANTATIONS
Florida Statutes,, whenever any ype 61-l t -r .-lai.iiul, -ul:divi-
b6ouardur Lmmniaioner.utfani..-attc_..W!-a l -- ... -
agency or authorit, ur uf anyager L. r ,:,nr, rh-e e:--rt-rn Jde of
or authority of an, c:,untv, munici- North.Eden Park Drive approxi-
pal 'corporation, or other political mately 350 feet north of Chat Holley
subdivision, which has scheduled a Road.
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF LE
prior to the meeting, a'.:.r.i tt:.n re- SOLIEL
quest by a physically handicapped Type: 10-lot single-family subdivi-
person to attend the meeting, di- sion
rected to the chairperson or direc- Location: along the north side of
tor of such board, commission, Surf Song Lane, approximately 250'
agency, or authority, such chairper- northeast of the intersection of Surf
son or director shall provide a man- Song Lane and Ellis Road.
ner by which such person may at-
tend the meeting at its scheduled FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
site or reschedule the meeting to a FRANGISTABEACH 3RDADDI-
site which would be accessible to TION
such person. Type: 72-lot single-family subdivi-


In, accordance with Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all per-
sons are advised that, if'a', person
decides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency or commis-
sion with respect to any matter con-
sidered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to ensure
that-a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to. be
based.

Walton County adheres to the
Americans with Disabilities Act and
will make reasonable accommoda-
tions for access to this meeting upon
request. Requests must be received
at least 48 hours in 'advance of the
meeting in order to provide the re-
quested service. Please call Walton
County Planning and Development
Division, Vivian Shamel or Tita
Sokoloff, 850-267-1955, to make a
request.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5,2006 #R590E

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Planning Com-
mission will hold a public hearing
on Thursday, January 12,2006 at
5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, at
the South Walton County Court-
house Annex, 31 Coastal Centre
Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
32459.

The purpose of this public hearing
will be to consider the following or-
dinance:

An Ordinance Amending The
Walton County Land Develop-
ment Code Section 3 Providing
For Clear Guidelines For Devel-
opment, Consistent With Gener-
ally Accepted Traffic Engineer-
ing Methodology And Proce-
dures, To Evaluate Transporta-
tion Concurrency On Roadways
Within The County's Concur-
rency Management System;
Providing For Within The Con-
cur-rency Management System
A Method Whereby The Impacts
Of Development On Transporta-
'tion Facilities Can Be Mitigated
By The Cooperative Efforts Of
The Public And Private Sectors,
To Be Known As The Propor-


sion witn pool amenity
Location: adjacent to Frangista
Beach SecondAddition north of Sce-
nic Gulf Drive (Old Hwy 98) and east
of Holiday Road.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
COASTAL DUNES
Type: 17-unit townhome project
with amenities.
Location: on south side of Penny
Lane in Section 2, Township 3
South, Range 20 West, Walton
County, Florida

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
SANTA ROSA GOLF VILLAS
Type: 38-lot single-family subdivi-
sion
Location: on the east side of Thomp-
son Road, between US Highway 98
and County Road 30A, west of
County Road 393.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
MAGNOLIA COTTAGES PHASE

38-lot single family subdivision
Type: in Section 28, Township 3
South, Range 18 West, Walton
County, Florida

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
SUMMER PLACE
Type: 14 multi-family townhouse
units
Location: On the north side of C.R.
30-A, east of Leisure Lane

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
SOUTH HAVEN
Type: 28 townhouse residential
units with pool amenity
Location: on the south side of US 98
about 500 feet west of Sugar Drive.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF
PARCEL 443 AT BURNT PINE
Type: replat of the remaining por-
tion of Parcel 443, Sandestin
Location: property fronts Burnt Pine
Lane in Sandestin.

FINAL PLAT APPROVAL OF SA-
CRED OAKS SUBDIVISION
Type: 87-lot single family subdivi-
sion (f/k/a Mack Bayou Homes)
Location: 2 miles north of US 98 on
Mack Bayou Road adjacent to
Moore's Landing Subdivision in Sec-
tion 24, Township 2 South, Range
21 West, Walton County, Florida.

OAKS AT EDEN SUBDIVISION
- The Oaks at Eden, L.L.C. (Tim
Henderson), Applicant, and Jenkins,
Stanford and Associates, Inc. (Ed
Stanford P.E.)Agent, are requesting
approval of a major development


consisting of a 29-iot single-family
residential subdivision on 4.55 acres
of land with a future land use des-
ignation of Neighborhood Planning
Area/Infill. The proposal site is lo-
cated in the Point Washington area
on the east side of CR 395 on prop-
erty identified as 35-2S-19-24440-
OOA-0111. Continued from the
November 22, 2005, and Decem-
ber 13,2005 County Commission
meeting.

LAUREL WOODS Charlie Ryan,
applicant, and Emerald CoastAsso-
ciates, agent, are requesting ap-
proval of a major development con-
sisting of 33 single-family residen-
tial lots on 9.94 acres of land with a
proposed future land use designa-
tion of Neighborhood PlanningArea/
Infill. The proposed site is located
on the west side of Harstvedt Road,
north of Chat Holley Road.

SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE MIN-
ISTRIES: Mike Sasser (Pastor),
Spirit and the Bride Ministries and
Kermit George, P.E., (Agent), Sputh-
ern Engineering Group, P.A., are re-
questing approval of a Major Devel-
opment consisting of a 9,000 square
foot worship center on 3.01 acres of
land with a future land use desig-
nation of Rural Village (RV). The
site is located along US Highway 90
north, approximately 1/2 mile west
of the Walton County/Holmes
County line in Argyle, Florida.

INLET BEACH, LOT 54: Ann
Mosely and Ross Turrentine (Own-
ers) and Tim Bowden, E.I.T.,
(Agent), Seaside Engineering and
Surveying, Inc., are requesting ap-
proval of a Major Development con-
sisting of four (4) residential lots on
0.75 acres of land with a future land
use designation of Neighborhood
Planning Area/Infill. The proposed
site is located along the east side of
North Winston Lane, approximately
112' from the North.Winston Lane
and CR 30-A intersection.

CASPIAN ESTATES: Barbara
Stokes (Managing Member),
Caspian Estates, LLC and Ross
Binkley, P.E., (Agent), Seaside En-
gineering and Surveying, Inc., are,
requesting approval of a Major De-
velopment consisting of nine (9) resi-
dential lots with a pool amenity on
1.27 acres of land with a future land
use designation of Neighborhood
Planning Area-Infill. The proposed
site is located at the intersection of
South Spooky Lane and CR 30-A.

ALLIGATOR POINT: Consoli-
dated Builders, LLC (David White,
President) and Chance Powell, P.E.,
(Agent), Preble-Rish, Inc. are re-
questing approval of a Major Devel-
opment consisting of twelve (12)
residential lots on 6.64 acres of land
with a future land use designation
of Neighborhood Planning Area-
Infill. The proposed site is located
at the end of CR 393, on the north
east side, adjacent to the Choc-
tawhatchee Bay.

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: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #592E

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Planning Com-
mission will hold a public hearing
on Thursday, January 12,2006 at
5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, at
the South Walton County Court-
house Annex, 31 Coastal Centre
Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
32459.

The purpose of this public hearing
will be to consider the following or-
dinance:

An ordinance proposed amend-
ing the Walton County Land De-
velopment Code Section 5.05.01
(H) Placement of Utilities Un-
derground providing for excep-
tion to the requirement for de-
velopers to place all utilities un-


derground. The exception
would provide for a parcel
greater than one (1) acre in size
with a supporting feasibility
study by the electrical power
provider within the land use
categories of Agriculture, Gen-
eral Agriculture and Estate
Residential tfoplace overhead
power lines where underground
utilities is not feasible.

Copies of the proposed draft ordi-
nance are available for review at the
Planning and Development Services
Division located at 31 Coastal Cen-
ter Boulevard,; Suite 100, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 and the
County Administration Office lo-
cated at 117 Montgomery Circle in
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 on


Monday through Friday between
the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect
to the proposed ordinance.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5,2006 #593E

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Planning
Commission will hold a public
meeting to hear projects on Thurs-
day, January 12, 2006, beginning
at 5:00 p.m. at the South Walton
County Courthouse Annex located
at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
The Board will hear the following
item(s):

Proposed Ordinance an ordi-
nance amending the Walton County
Land Development Code Section 3
providing for clear guidelines for de-
velopment, consistent with gener-
ally accepted traffic engineering
methodology and procedures, to
evaluate Transportation
Concurrency on roadways within
the County's concur-rency Manage-
ment System; Providing for within
the Concurrency Management Sys-
tem a method whereby the impacts
of development on transportation
facilities can be mitigated by the
cooperative efforts of the public and
private sectors, to be known as the
Proportionate Fair Share Program,
as required by and in a manner con-
sistent with Chapter 163.3180(16),
F.S.

Proposed Ordinance An ordi-
nance proposed amending the Wal-
ton County Land Development Code
Section 5.05.01 (H) Placement of
Utilities Underground providing for
exception to the requirement for de-
velopers to place all utilities under-
ground. The exception would pro-
vide for a parcel greater than one
(1) acre in size with a supporting
feasibility study by the electrical
power provider within the land use
categories of Agriculture, General
Agriculture and Estate Residential
to place overhead power lines where
underground utilities is not feasible.

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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 S4 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


Holdings, L.L.C., applicant, is re-
questing approval of a small scale
future land use map amendment on
9.94 acres of land from of Conserva-
tion Residential 1/:2.5 to Neighbor-
hood Planning Area/Infill. The pro-
posed site is located on the west side
of Harstvedt Road, north of Chat
Holley Road.

FDOT DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
OPERATING CENTER Florida
Department of Transportation
(Earnie Pyfrom), applicant, and
Bentley Architects & Engineers Inc.
(William C. Bentley, P.E.), agent, are
requesting approval of a major de-
velopment consisting of a 21,648
square foot administration office
and storage facility on 29.55 acres
of land with a future land use des-
ignation of Estate Residential. The
proposed site is located on the east
side of U.S. 331, north of Wagon
Wheel Road and south of Edgewood
Circle.

GOOD NEWS METHODIST
CHURCH Good News Methodist
Church (Rev. Donald Kirsh, Senior
Pastor) and Darrell Barnhill
(Agent), Barnhill, Barnhill and
Barnhill are requesting approval of
a Major Development consisting of,
a 2 story, 32,230 square foot worship
center and fellowship hall on a 6.85
acre parcel of property with a Fu-
ture Land Use Designation of Vil-
lage Mixed Use (VMU). The exist-
ing site is located at 4747 US High-
way 98, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

MIRAMAR FOUNTAINS PUD-
Ronald Cappelleti and Darrell
Barnhill (Agent), Barnhill, Barnhill
and Barnhill are requesting ap-
proval of a Major Development
(Planned Unit Development) con-
sisting often (10) single-family resi-
dential lots on a 1.25 acre parcel of
property with a Future Land Use
Designation of Neighborhood Plan-
ning Area-Infill. The proposed site
is located along the north side of the
intersection of East Bradley Street
and Ellis Street in Miramar Beach.

SLATTERY INDUSTRIAL SITE
- 30ANorth, LLC (William Slattery),
applicant, and Moore Bass Consult-
ing of Destin, Inc. (David Smith,
P.E.) agent, are requesting approval
of a major development consisting
of a 116,301 square foot phased 40
unit warehouse and office space in-
dustrial complex on 5.75 acres of
property with a future land use des-
ignation of Light Industrial. The
proposed site is located on the west
side of C.R. 393, south of Edgewood
Terrace and north of Cypress Pond
Road.

PRESTWICK PARK SUBDIVI-
SION Za Ha Development, LLC
(Ernie Tarle), applicant, and
Jenkins, Stanford and Associates,
Inc. (Ed Stanford, P.E.), agent, are
requesting approval of a major de-
velopment consisting of 41 single
family residential lots on 20.97 acres
with a future land use designation
of Rural Village:. The proposed site,
is located on the west side of C.R.
83-A, south of Hatcher Cemetery
Road and north of Shortcut Road.


TINDLE INDUSTRIAL PARK T
and T Enterprises (Tim Tindle) and
Barnhill, Barnhill and Barnhill are
requesting approval of a major de-
velopment consisting of 35 indus-
trial buildings on 41 acres with a
land use designation of Light Indus-
trial. This site is located south of
Goodwin Road (just south of US
Highway 90, over the railroad
tracks) approximately 1 mile east of
County Highway 183 North.

The Planning Commission will
make a recommendation to the
Board of County Commissioners re-


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

The Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a public hearing on
January 24, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. in
the Walton County Courthouse
in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433 to review and consider the
Planning Commission's recommen-
dations on projects that are not con-
tinued or tabled.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #R594E

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

Case No.: 2005-CP-000290

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

DOROTHY HARPER,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The, administration of the Estate
of DOROTHY HARPER, deceased,
Case Number 2005.CP 000290. is
pendinginthe Cirut Ciurt .'r \\
ton County, Florida. Probate-Di. ;
sion. the addres- ofv.hJ[ch i? the W\\.l
ton County Courthouse, 571 Hwy 90
East, DeFuoiak Springs, FL 32435.
The estate 'Is testate and the per-
sonal representative knows of no un-





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feeding two times per day.


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Perdue Farms, Inc.

Samson Hatchery

Located in Samson, AL


Currently seeking to hire a Chick Delivery Driver..
This position requires a valid CDL Class A,
clean driving record, at least 2 years tractor-
trailer driving exp. Must be at least 23 years of
age. This is a full time night shift hourly paid
position. Four-day workweek Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday. Competitive wages and good
benefit pkg. including medical, dental, vision, life,
401-K plan & hol/vac pay. Will also be required
to become forklift certified to off load chick deliv-
eries. Can fill out an application at JobsPlus, 171,
North 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL. Drug
Free Workplace/Equal Opportunity Employer.
21c: 12-22,29


PAGE 11-C







revoked will or codicil. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
Any interested person on whom
this notice is served who challenges
the validity of the will, the qualifi-
cations of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court is required to file any objec-
tions with this Court. WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THE NOTICE OF ADMINIS-
TRATION ON THE OBJECTING
PERSON.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Any interested person entitled to
exempt property is required to file
a petition for determination of ex-
empt property WITHIN FOUR (4)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF THE NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION OR WITHIN
40 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF
TERMINATION OF ANY PRO-
CEEDING INVOLVING THE CON-
STRUCTION, ADMISSION TO
PROBATE, OR VALIDITY OF THE
WILL OR INVOLVING ANY'
OTHER MATTER AFFECTING
ANY PART TO THE ESTATE SUB-
JECT TO THIS SECTION.
ALL PETITIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE DEEMED
WAIVER OF RIGHT TO EX-
EMPT PROPERTY.
/s/
ROBERT HARPER,
14 Boundary Line Road
Freeport, FL 31324
Personal Representative
/s/
Bert Moore
Florida Bar No.: 0336378
Bert Moore, P.A.
P. 0. Box 950
Niceville, FL 32588-0950
Attorney for the Personal Represen-
tative
2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #595E
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
Wendall's Wrecker Service will sell
(1) 1986 Peterbilt VIN #
1XP9DZ9X2GN-197093 for charges
incurred due to towing and storage
on the vehicle belonging to C. J.
Kincaid. Prior notification has been
sent by certified letter to:
Name
C. J.Kincaid
Address
2720 Samsun Rd;
P.O. Box 1.319,
Stockbridge, GA .3:0281
This vehicle has no motor, transmis-
sion, radiator. It is nothing but a cab
and frame. This vehicle will be sold
at public auction at Wendall's
Wrecker Service 41 G,.i Rd., De-
Funiak Springs, FL 32433 Sale to
be held on 01-09-06 at 7:00 AM.


Itc: December 29, 2005


#596E


NOTICE OF INTENT
TO SEEK LEGISLATION
Notice is hereby given of intent to
apply to the 2006 Legislature for
passage of an act relating to Walton
County, Argyle Fire District, amend-
ing Laws of Florida; relating to Ar-
gyle Fire District, Walton County;
creating a special district; providing
definitions; providing for creation,
status, charter amendments, bound-
aries, and purposes; providing for a
board of commissioners and gover-
nance; providing an effective date.
2tc: December 29, 2005 & January
5, 2006 #597E


Jam


sessions


with


Jeff


Cook

Country Music Hall of
Fame member Jeff Cook will
appear in a jam session for
guitarists and musicians at
Playground Music in Fort
Walton Beach.
Playground Music, located
in the Uptown Station Shop-
ping Center, Eglin Parkway,
will host Jeff on Thursday,
December 29 from 5 p.m.
until 7 p.m. One of the found-
ing members of country mu-
sic group Alabama, Jeff will
share his musical skills and
talents to any interested gui-
tarists and musicians and at
no costs.
For further information
concerning the Playground
Music jam session, contact
Neal Wells, at (850) 243-
2514.


Walton County upcoming events
Walton County Senior Citizens Services

Thursday, December 29
7p.m. Freeport City Council Meeting- normal
meeting. Freeport City Hall, SR 20,
Freeport.

Saturday, December 31,
8 p.m. New Year's Eve Youth Bash Christ's Way
Restoration Ministries, Inc. in conjunction
with The Walton County Underage Drink-
ing Task Force is hosting this event from
8 p.m. until 12:30a.m., with a ball drop-
ping at midnight. All middle and high
school youth of Walton County, and all
surrounding counties, are invited to this
event. Admission is free, with security on
the premises. There will be prizes given,
and some food items on sale for a small
price. This is not a county event.Walton
County Fairgrounds, SR83/N. 9th Street,
DeFuniak Springs. Minister Doreatha
Pretlow-Tucker, (850) 892-6954 or (850)
699-7769, or Sister Shayne Betts, (850)
892-2228 or (850) 685-1227.
Monday, January 02, 2006
New Year's Day Holiday-County offices
closed.
Wednesday, January 04
8:30 a.m. Technical Review Committee-normal
monthly meeting. SW Courthouse Annex


3 p.m.


Beach Safety and Education Committee
Meeting cancelled.


KLOSINGS FOR KIDS- inaugural participants celebrate new program for Children's
Advocacy Center. George B. Brannon Sr., George Brannon Jr., of Southern Escrow and
Title; Ron Friesen, Century 21 Beach Realty; and Sandra Bradford, Bank of America, join
the CAC's Julie Hurst to kickoff a program that raises funds at real estate closings. Other
real estate agencies, lenders, and title companies will be asked to join the effort.




Exhibit entries sought


The Arts and Design Soci-
ety of Fort Walton Beach
seeks entries of original art
for its Forty-Seventh Annual
Beaux Arts Exhibit to be held
February 3rd through 5th,
2006.
The exhibition will be
hosted by the Westwood Re-
tirement Community in their
atrium. All artists 18 years
of age or older are eligible to
enter, and each artist may
submit three entries. All art-
work must be original, en-
tirely the work of the entrant,
and completed within the


last two years.
All fine art mediums will
be accepted with the excep-
tion of installations nor art-
work that has won an award
in a previous ADSO exhibit.
Registration will take place
at Westwood's, atrium on
Thursday, February 2 from
8:30 to 12 noon. No entries
will be accepted after 12:00.
The entry fee is $25 for
ADSO members and $35 for
non-members. Up to $1,500
in cash prizes will be
awarded to the winners of
this prestigious local event.


Some constraints regarding
size, framing, etc. will apply.
Entry forms with detailed
information can be obtained
at the Arts and Design Soci-
ety Art Center, 17 First St.,
S.E., Fort Walton Beach.

For further information,
call the Arts Center/Museum
at 244-1271, visit ADSO's
Web site at
www.ArtsDesignSociety.
com, or call Beaux Arts
Chairmen Gini Simpson at
678-9373 or Patti Wrench at
863-2850.


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THE WALTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE along with the corporate offic-
ers, management, and staff of Marvin's Building Materials & Home Centers celebrated the
grand opening of their first Florida location in DeFuniak Springs on December 2, 2005.
Marvin's specializes in making their customers' lives easier by providing affordable, qual-
ity solutions to their building material and home improvement needs. Marvin's is head-
quartered in Leeds, AL, and currently operates more than 20 stores in the southeast region.
Marvin's Building Materials is located at 931 Hwy 331 South in DeFuniak Springs' and
can be contacted at 892-4500.


OWC spring

registration

and holiday

schedule
Registration is in progress
now through Jan. 11 for the
hundreds of day, evening,
weekend and online classes
offered during Spring term
at Okaloosa-Walton College.
Classes begin Jan. 4 and
Feb. 27.
All six OWC locations are
closed Dec. 17 to Jan. 1, but
individuals may enroll and
pay fees through the
college's Internet site during
the holiday break. OWC
reopens Jan. 2 to 11 with
extended registration hours
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon-
day to Thursday, and 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday. A complete
course listing is available on
the college website at
www.owc.edu.
OWC has an open door ad-
missions policy and there is
no fee to apply for admission
to the college. The college
offers the lowest tuition in
Florida, financial aid, and
an installment fee-payment
plan. OWC courses are open
to degree-seeking students
or those who desire to en-
hance their professional
skills or take a class for per-
sonal enrichment.
In addition to college
classes, OWC offers free
courses for adults who do
not have a high school di-
ploma, including adult basic
education, preparation for
the GED high school equiva-
lency test, and English-as-
As Second Language.
For information, call 729-
6922, in Crestview call 689-
7911 or 892-8100 in Walton
County.


PRIME TIME PROGRAM at the Coastal Branch Library
Jan. 4. The Coastal Branch Library is located at 437
Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The program will
start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning and run for about
an hour. Vicki McCain, were the cooking instructor from
Kitchenique in Destin, will show what's new and hot in
the kitchen.

A NEW WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP is forming
in south Walton beginning Jan. 9. The group will meet
Monday, 6 7 p.m., at the Coastal Branch Library. There
is no charge for attending.
The group will focus on encouraging those trying to lose
weight. It will not advocate one method over another. The
group is open to men and women and all ages. Anyone wish-
ing more information, or offering to donate services as a
guest speaker, should call (850) 622-9762 or write
gwensfilel3@yahoo.com.

THREE ARTS ALLIANCE presents an afternoon of con-
versation, performance and improvisation with Nancy
Gehrke on Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library.
TAA members and the public are invited to. attend this
free program. Three Arts Alliance supports the local com-
munity in visual, literary and performing arts. For more
information, or to suggest other local artists who should be
showcased, please call (850) 314-1299.


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USUALLY, WHEN JIM CANTORE of the Weather Chan-
nel shows up, it's time to run and hide, board up windows
and hoard candles and canned food. However, Brad Pickel
of the South Walton Tourist Development Council seems un-
affected by close proximity to the man affectionately known
as "Dr. Doom and Destruction." This photo was taken on the
beaches of south Walton.


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