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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
Portion of title: De Funiak herald combined with the breeze
DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: February 22, 2007
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888


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COUNTY
EVALUATION
AND
APPRAISAL
REPORT
(EAR) GETS
STATE
APPROVAL
Stage set for Wal-
ton County to begin
preparing amend-
ments to implement
the EAR. 1C



PANHANDLE
WATCHDOG
GROUPS
MEET
"They are spend-
ing too much of our
money. They have
not been paying at-
tention," said
WCTA's Bonnie
McQuiston. 8A



COMMANDER
ADDRESSES
SOUTH'
WALTON
COMMUNITY
COUNCIL
Newest county
commissioner
speaks on goals and
building public con-
fidence in county
government. 1C



STILL NO
NEW CHIEF
FOR SOUTH
WALTON.
FIRE
DISTRICT
Ray Colburn
passes on offer of
employment, no new
candidates pending.
2C



PAXTON
COUNCIL
IMPLEMENTS
DEVELOPMENT
FEES
Council moves to
meet costs of growth
and tackles Dixie
Youth League
ballfield obstacles.
3A


Supervisor of elections


announces "Vote in


Honor of a Vet" project


By BRUCE COLLIER
Walton County Supervisor
of Elections Bobby Beasley
has announced the "Vote in
Honor of a Vet" project. The
project has several aims. One
is to recognize and honor vet-
erans, and the other is to en-
courage wider voter partici-
pation, particularly among
younger voters. Beasley said
that nationwide youth voter
participation has decreased
"dramatically" over the past
years.
"The sacrifices our veter-
ans have made on behalf of
this great state and nation,
stand as examples that un-
derscore the need for us to
take our responsibilities se-
riously, especially our right to
vote," said Beasley.
Each voter casts his vote
in honor of a named veteran
that he selects from a list of
veterans that can be found at
the Supervisor of Elections
office.
Veterans or relatives of
veterans may submit their.
name -or that of a veteran,
along with a photograph, to
the supervisor's office.
To be eligible, the veteran
must have "served honorably,
or is currently serving, in the
Armed Forces of the United


VOTE IN HONOR OF A
VET, Walton County Super-
visor of Elections project.


HONOR WALL at SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS office, bears photos of veterans from
WWI to Iraq.


States during peacetime or
war." Veterans who are de-
ceased or listed as missing in
action are all eligible.
Each veteran must have
some Walton County connec-
tion, either by birth, resi-
dence, schooling, nin p\-
ment,or ininm-diate family in
Walton County.
Veterans' photos will be
scanned into a computer and
returned. The photos will be


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A FREEPORT CITY PARK.moves closer to reality as space
for the park is removed from the Hammock Bay boundary
map and given to the city to develop for play and recreation,



Freeport keeps focus

on growth issues


By BEN GRAFTON
The second reading of the
Huff small-scale. amendment
to the city's comprehensive
plan and its accompanying
re-zoning ordinance was dis-
cussed at the Freeport City
Council meeting of February
13. The parent property of
35-acres is divided by Bay
Loop Road. The subject of the
amendment is the 17-acre
portion that lies east of the
road.
The original zoning of the
property was rural village
(two.housing units per acre).
The developer elected to sub-
mit a plan that clustered 52
of the allowable units on the
west side of the road. The
amendment under review
asks for re-zoning the prop-
erty on the east side of the
road to low density residen-
tial (four housing units per
acre).
The Freeport City Plan-
ning Board has recom-
mended approval of the
amendment with the proviso


that the developer execute a
letter of understanding with
the city to limit to 52 the
number of housing units that
can be built on the 17-acre
parcel. After discussion, the
council decided to defer the
second reading of the pro-
posed amendment to the
meeting of February 22, by
which time the letter of un-
derstanding can be readied.
City Planner Latilda
Henninger commented on
applications for annexation.
"In the U.S. 331 area," she
said, "there are a number of
connecting properties which
have applied." There are
three others in the Ramsey
Branch area that want to be
annexed but these might cre-
ate an enclave, which is not
allowed. Contacts are being
made with the owner of the
potential enclave property to
see if this problem can be
solved. The council will re-
view progress on these an-
see GROWTH 14A


mounted on the corridor
wall in the Walton County
Government Annex at 312
College Avenue in DeFuniak
Springs.
Anyone who votes in
honor of a veteran either in
early voting on on election
day' will receive a 'special
sticker reading "I Voted in
Honor of a Veteran Today." It
is not necessary to be a vet-
eran or be related to a vet-


eran to vote in a veteran's
honor. However, it is neces-
sary to be a registered voter.
For information on the
program and how to submit
a veteran's name, call Bill
Vorwald at the Walton
County Supervisor of Elec-
tions, 892-3112, or go online
at:
www.votewaltocounty.com/
voteinhonorofaveteran.htm.


$600,000 grant


approved with


reservations
By DOTTY NIST
A relatively expensive item came up for consideration at
the Feb. 13 Walton County Board of County Commissioners
meeting. It was not on the agenda, and two of the commis-
sioners expressed reservations about approving it due to
having little time to evaluate it.
After some discussion, the $600,000 grant to the city of
DeFuniak Springs was approved in a 4-1 vote, with District
4 Commissioner Sara Comander voting no.
Funding for the grant is not currently budgeted. Accord-
ing to the terms of the approval, the county will get credit
in the amount of the grant to be used for county facilities.

"In the future, I would like to have more
time to look at these $600,000 grants," Com-
missioner Cindy Meadows
The commissioners had not known until the evening of their

see GRANT 15A


Working

wages in

Walton

Part Two

By RON KELLEY
Recently, the Walton
County Taxpayers Associa=
tion (WCTA) requested and
published public records on
the current salaries of most
Walton County constitu-
tional officers, including the
Walton County Coin mission.
the clerk of the circuit court,,
the property appraiser and.
the tax collector. The records,
published on the WCTA Web
site, contain current salary
levels for all elected county
officials and all staff posi-
tions, both management and
labor, as well as the previous
year's salary and the per-
centage of the pay increases.
In part one of this series,
salaries for the county com-
mission administrative staff
and labor employees were
examined. For this install-
ment, the Herald-Breeze in-
terviewed Walton County
Human Resources Director
Gary Mattison regarding
those wages, and takes a
look at the salary move-
ments of the clerk of the cir-
cuit courts, the tax collector.
the supervisor of elections
and the property appraiser.
Regarding the salaries for
staff of the Walton County
Commission, .Linda
Robinson, assistant director
of the county's human re-
sou rces department, said she
had noticed some discrepan-
cies with the information
published by the WCTA. Di-
rector Gary Mattison also
said there were problems
with some of the data.
Hourly workers are paid in
salary grades according to
longevity and expertise. He
said the WCTA report listed
several equipment operators
as grade 10.or 11, when none
of the operators are cur-
rently above grade eight.
Mattison said he doesn't
know if the incorrect data
originated from the county or
the WCTA.,
However, on the whole,
Mattison did not dispute the
dollar figures of county staff
members. He said in cases
where the raises resulted in
high percentage increases of
20 to 30 percent or more, the
salary changes were made in
increments over a year's
time and were usually
caused by annual raises, pro-
motions, extra certifications
and, in some cases, changing
county jobs altogether.
According to the WCTA

see WAGE 10A


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after their 37-28 win over Cottondale on Saturday night.


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BATTING CAGES at DeFuniak Springs Little League Park were vandalized recently.
Person or persons unknown crawled on top of the netting and jumped up and down, tearing
the netting away from the supports.
Damage was also done to the concession stand.


Ball park

vandals

sought

SPONSOR SIGNS like
this one were damaged re-
cently by vandals at DeFu-
niak Springs Little League
Park. Even the chain-link
fencing surrounding home
plate was bent and broken
away from its support poles.
Police Chief Mike Adkinson
said they are actively inves-
tigating that crime and be-
lieves the vandals are juve-
niles. If apprehended, the
vandals would have criminal
records, but it is the parents
who would have to pay the
costs for the damage.


Property-tax crisis strangling small businesses


The National Federation
of Independent Business, a
small-business advocacy
group based in Tallahassee,
announced results from a
comprehensive survey of its
members' attitudes toward
the state's property-tax cri-
sis. Thirty-five percent of
NFIB member respondents


said they are considering re-
ducing staff or benefits, while
14 percent said they might
close their business in the
near future; another 15 per-
cent said they are pondering
relocating out of state, while
39 percent said they're think-
ing about postponing expan-
sion.


"Like many homeowners,
small-business owners are
suffering from soaring prop-
erty taxes," NFIB/Florida
State Director Allen Douglas
said. "Small business needs
immediate relief from the
growing property-tax burden
that is effectively acting as a
wet blanket on Florida's
economy. Access to affordable


health insurance is certainly
-a threat to free enterprise in
Florida, but today's poll re-
sults show Florida should
add rapidly escalating prop-
erty taxes to the list."
Douglas delivered prop-
erty-tax testimony on behalf
of small business before the
Senate Finance and Tax
Committee and urged ,law-


makers to put a cap on run-
away property-tax increases.
"Small business's outlook for
Florida's economic climate will
remain bleak unless state gov-
ernment, ensures that local
governments lower property
taxes without transferring to
another revenue source, such
as a sales tax or services tax,"
said Douglas.


Douglas said 81 percent
of their survey respondents
said they believe high com-
mercial property taxes are
a threat to their business.
Asked how they were cop-
ing with the tax increases,
business owners replied
that they are either in-
creasing prices, reducing
benefits or reducing staff.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

Paxton Town Council

addresses Dixie Youth

League, code

enforcement issues


By BRUCE COLLIER
Opening day for Dixie
Youth League baseball was
very much on the minds of
the Paxton Town Council at
its monthly meeting, held
Feb. 13. Code enforcement
issues and the fallow munici-
pal airport were also dis-
cussed.
In attendance were coun-
cil members Bobby Kemp,
Ann Sexton, Bill McRae,
Jenice Armstrong, Joe
Melton, and Mayor Wanda
Smith.
Following routine busi-
ness, Dixie Youth League
president Christa Merrifield-
Mitchell addressed the
board. Mitchell, accompa-
nied by various, members of
the league board, called the
council's attention to an
eight-point list of "items
needing completion" in time
for the March 10 opening
day
The list included comple-
tion of lights and the conces-
sion stand,,movement of the
existing t-ball fence and
bases to accommodate soft-
ball field regulations, con-
struction of a new t-ball field,
purchase and installation of
a public-address system, a
power outlet for a pitching
machine, scoreboard wiring,
and additional bleachers for
the proposed new t-ball field.
"We need to finish," said
Merrifield-Mitchell. "What-
ever it requires, we want to
do it."
Merrifield-Mitchell told
the council that additional
funds are needed, but that
the county has apparently
nothing further allocated.
"We need a windfall of
money," she said. Merrifield-
Mitchell later estimated that
some $30,000 would be
needed to complete the work
and build the proposed new
t-ball field.
City clerk Suzan Davis
said that moving the fence
and bases would require per-
mission from the Depart-,
ment of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP), whose grant
she is administering for the
city.
Several days after the
meeting, Davis reported that
she had received a favorable
response from the DEP to
proceed with modification of
the t-ball field, subject to
keeping the existing ele-
ments (such as sod) of the t-
ball field in place.
The matter of money re-
mains a concern. "Can we ove
forward with the county?"
asked Merrifield-Mitchell.
"They really want us to fin-
ish it."
"We want to see it too,"
said Melton.
Though Merrifield-
Mitchell later said that the
Walton County Board of
Commissioners (BCC) has
been "very supportive," fund-
ing for the ballfield has been
exhausted, and additional
funds are not forthcoming at
this time.
"Do you have any sugges-
tions where we can get the


money?" she asked the coun-
cil.
Members of the council
agreed to make telephone
calls and write letters. Davis
later said that the county
had already provided
$38,000 of the $47,000
needed for the ballfield
lights, and that the balance
came from other sources
around the community.
Following this presenta-
tion were more routine mat-
ters, including approval of
purchase of banners for high
school softball teams and a
first reading of a proposed or-
dinance on impact fees for
mobile homes. Also approved
was the hiring of Freeport
planning director Latilda
Henninger as city develop-
ment consultant for Paxton.
Resolution 07-02, regard-
ing development fees, was
also passed. The resolution
contains list of 16 kinds of
fees, ranging from large scale
comprehensive plan amend-
ments at $2,650 to verifica-
tion of land use determina-
tion at $25. The fee schedule
was establishedto cover fees
that the town is incurring for
"engineering and planning
consultants as a result of the
new growth...."
Council member McRae
raised the question of code
enforcement, and of the cre-
ation of a citizens advisory
council.
Several attendees rose to
call the council's attention to
an alleged "junkyard" at an
intersection in the northern
part of the city. The area has
become an eyesore,they said,
and property values have
been negatively affected. In
addition to several report-
edly unregistered motor ve-
hicles, there appears to be
leakage of battery and anti-
freeze fluids, they added.
The debris has reportedly
encroached upon city prop-
erty.
City attorney Loriann
Bytell said that any hazard-
ous situation that poses a
health and safety threat can
be addressed by the county
Department of Health, and
offered to research whether
the city has a nuisance ordi-
nance. The Environmental
Protection Agency and sher-
iff would also be an appropri-
ate enforcement agencies in
this case, she added.
Davis offered to call these
agencies.
Bytell had an answer to a
question asked at the Janu-
ary meeting by McRae, re-
garding allowable expendi-
tures for heads of city depart-
ments.
Bytell said that a depart-
ment head can spend up to
$500 without full council ap-
proval. However, she added
that the city budget also
places line item limits, and
that the $500 cap is subject
to those limits, which govern
spending irrespective of the
cap. "The budget is very spe-
cific," she said.
The council then took up
the subject, raised in Janu-


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PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, l-r, Bobby Kemp,
Ann Sexton, Bill McRae, Jenice Armstrong, Joe Melton, and
Mayor Wanda Smith.


ary, of closing the municipal
airport. McRae suggested
that the council vote to dig
up the asphalt runway, and
request the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) to re-
move the airport from its
maps. He added, that with
the runway gone, the football-
field can be moved and a sec-
ond field built. The runway
is "completely useless," he
said.
Discussion followed. Sev-
eral council members ob-
jected to removal of the as-
phalt, both on grounds of cost
and on the possibility of the


airport being needed as the
town grows.
"Why do we need two foot-
ball fields?' asked Sexton.
McRae made a motion just
to dig up the asphalt, which
was defeated.
Bytell said that the peti-
tion for voluntary annexation
that had been filed by Gill
Taylor last fall had been vol-
untarily withdrawn, due to
less than unanimous support
from adjacent property own-
ers.

The council meeting ad-
journed at 8:47 p.m.


CHRISTA MERRIFIELD-MITCHELL centerr in white)
and Dixie Youth League members and supporters, address
Paxton Town Council at February 13 meeting.


The Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Your Public Trustee


AMlartha Ingle
Q: I am plan-
ning a trip to Europe. I
have never been out of
the country, and need to
get a passport. I know I1
can get one at the post
office, but have heard
that it sometimes takes
a long time due to long
lines. A friend told me
that County Clerk's of-
fices now offer this ser-
vice as well. Is this true,
and what do I need to
bring with me?

A: Yes, the Clerk's office
in Walton County accepts
passport applications. To ap-
ply, you will need to present
several things with your


completed Application of
Passport form. Submit proof
of U.S. citizenship, nor-
mally a certified copy of
your birth certificate. Estab-
lish your identity by pre-
senting a photo identifica-
tion card, normally your
driver's license. Document
your identity by presenting
two passport photos, which
can be taken at certain travel
agencies and photo centers.
remit proper fees in separate
payments, the $65 process-
ing fee and $30 execution
fee.

For required forms or fur-
ther information, contact the
Clerk's office or visit the
U.S. Department of State
website at travel.state.gov.
If you have any questions or
comments about this column,
please forward them to:
Martha Ingle,
Clerk of the Court, P. 0. Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 /


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EDITORIAL

PERSONAL COMMENTS


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


EDITOR'S COMMENT


Tribulations



and



salutations

By RON KELLEY


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007













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One of the great things
about being a newspaper edi-
tor is being able to have an
overview of important events
taking place within the com-
munity and government.
Having such a position in a
place as unique as Walton
County is simply fascinating.
Sometimes we can cheer
and applaud. Other times, we
can only lament. Occasion-
ally, we can do both.
For instance, the Walton
County Commission agreed
4-1 to update the wastewa-
ter treatment center for the
city of DeFuniak Springs.
This is due to the increased
demand on city services
caused by the county jail and
animal control facility on
Hwy. 83N.
That's good. Government
should pay as they go.
Unfortunately, the com-
missioners made this deci-
sion based on receiving the
city proposal late in the af-
ternoon of the evening they
met. The item wasn't even
scheduled for consideration.
That means that the commis-
sioners decided, without
warning, to spend $600,0002
on a request that wasn't on
the agenda.
To add insult to injury, they
euphemistically called it a
"grant." Great. How do I
apply for one?
Of course, the city council's
administration should have
presented the proposed
agreement in a timely man-
ner instead of some emer-
gency item, when it clearly
was not. It was also left to the
mayor to hastily deliver the
document.
The original plan set the
upgrade at $520,000, with
the city and county splitting


the cost. Somehow the
county's part went from
$260,000 up to $600,000?
That doesn't sound like
good business practices to
me.
This just takes me back to
something I've said many
times. People in Freeport are
blessed to have a proactive
city government that works
closely and well with county
government: Paxton is an-
other community that is
showing foresight and vision.
Part of the reason is that
both councils have strong
mayors who grew up in the
area and who place the best
interest of their town above
all else.
The city of DeFuniak
Springs stands at a pivotal
point in its history, facing un-
precedented growth. Person-
ally, I'm tired of having a
mayor that has no official
power or authority. I'd sup-
port a resolution that unties
the mayor's hands and al-
lows him the authority to
take an active role in city
business and affairs two
years at a time just like
councilmen.
Of course, it's not just the
position, it's also the person.
Just as Mickey Marse and
Wanda Smith are completely
dedicated to their communi-
ties, Harold Carpenter is also
a person of great integrity,
committed to making sure
DeFuniak Springs is pre-
pared to keep pace with new
growth and expansion.

Shouldn't we give the
mayor the tools for the job?
After all, a carpenter can't
build a house without his
hammer and nails, his level
and his saw.


Just as a tree without roots is dead,
a people without history or culture
also becomes a dead people.
Malcolm X (1925-1965)


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Editor,
People living side by side in similar homes often pay very
different tax rates, yet receive the same level of services.
Elderly couples seeking to downsize are likely to face dra-
matically increased taxes in their new smaller home. These
stark inequities are creating an atmosphere of reform.
Good.
As citizens we generally understand the need to pay taxes,
but we also demand that they be fair and our current sys-
tem of taxing properties is not fair. In response to public
concerns, state lawmakers and our governor have vowed
to make changes. They are promising some feel-good fixes,
like doubling the homestead exemption, and are gaining
popular support in the process. But a few nips and tucks
around the edges may not be what the public is crying for,
nor will it repair a system that is out of balance.
Let me explain. Over a decade ago, voters agreed to cap
property taxes via the "Save Our Homes" initiative, which
limits the amount by which property taxes may increase
for homeowners who remain in their homes. This well-in-
tended cap shifted property taxes to new homebuyers, rent-
ers, owners of second homes and businesses. As a result of
this unfair shift, two-thirds of property taxes are now paid
by those who do not own homes. Not only is this unfair, it
makes no sense. What also makes no sense and is often
lost in this debate is the fact that the state is, once again,
in the process of telling local governments how-to raise
local taxes in order to provide local services. But should
state lawmakers in Tallahassee alone be proposing sub-
stantive changes tweaking to a taxing system that is sup-
posed to fund local city and county governments?
As the Executive Director of Florida League of Cities, I
am deeply concerned that local city governments and the
people we serve will be stuck with a "one-size-fits-all" so-
lution developed by state lawmakers who are unaware of
the diverse challenges facing local communities. One-size
government solutions rarely fit anyone.
We support local control over local taxes and we prefer
real taxing options that fit our cities.
Florida's cities and their local citizens should be given
the authority to design tax systems that suit their indi-
vidual, changing needs. Why stop at doubling the home-
stead exemption? Some cities may want it tripled or qua-
drupled others may not. Many cities may prefer having
their services paid exclusively through property taxes be-
cause residents can take a deduction on their federal in-
come taxes. Some cities may choose the local option sales
tax because visitors pick up much of the tab.
While I would personally prefer an increase in my sales
tax in exchange for a lower property tax rate, I don't have
that option nor does my local city government.
And that is the point.
City governments and local voters should decide how
local cities fund local services, not state lawmakers in Tal-
lahassee with their "one size" approach.
I believe that city governments work best because they
are closest to the people they serve. City leaders and local
voters are best able to decide how to provide necessary
funding for local services. As such, we would like more
than just a patch-up for our broken property tax system,
we prefer giving local city governments and local citizens
a stronger voice and a full array of choices.
Mike Sittig,
Executive Director,
Florida League of Cities




Editor:
Chautauqua has come home! A well-known woman once
said, "It takes a village" and, believe me, I felt like I had a
village behind me to bring Chautauqua home to De Funiak
Springs.
First Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and
St. Agatha's Episcopal Church provided the venues for the
lectures and programs. Florida Chautauqua Theater wel-
comed us on Friday and Saturday nights for the Lewis
Grizzard Show and the Scottish Ceilidh. The Civic Center
was the location for the Sawmill Band. The city of De
Funiak Springs provided the use of the Chautauqua Build-
ing for our central headquarters and art show, and the
Lakeyard for the Civil War re-enactment. Families opened
their homes and their businesses for the tours and their
porches for the porch parties.
And the volunteers! Over 85 men and women turned out
to monitor the classes, lead the tours and provide informa-
tion to the many visitors. Your newspaper did a superb job
of "spreading the word."
My thanks to all who made Chautauqua a success and I
hope to see "my village" there in 2008.
Sincerely,
Ann Robinson,
President
Florida Chautuaqua Assembly


Editor,
What has happened to decent and respectable officiating in
high school athletics? Obviously, it doesn't exist anymore!
I had the opportunity to experience this issue this past Sat-
urday night at the Regional Final Playoff game at Malone High
School between Paxton and Malone. You see, from the begin-
ning tip off, it was very apparent that Paxton was in for a fight
and not just having the pressure of playing a good team as
Malone, but having to defend themselves against the officiat-
ing. It should be very obvious to anyone who has seen or heard
the statistics from the game, with Paxton having four of their
best players foul out, to none of Malone's, and especially the
fact that Malone had the pleasure of shooting 40 freethrows,
to Paxton's 12! How can that be fair in anyone's record books?
It's really sad that a team has to not only play an opposing
team, but also the officials. That's about as low as it gets!
It's not just the Paxton fans that were disgusted with the
officiating. We heard from people that were there from Walton,
Laurel Hill and others, and the consensus was the same, Pax-
ton had the game taken away from them by the officials. It
was unlike anything they've ever seen.
It may be too late for Paxton (especially our seniors, Alena,
Breezy, Tariesa and Carlethia), and I know that there has been
other schools that have experienced this problem, but if we
band together as counties, schools and communities to demand
that our official, associations bring stricter repercussions and
even suspensions to these officials that do a pathetic job in
officiating, maybe we just might can stop it from happening in
the future. Better yet, maybe the. association should have a
representative at each playoff game to assure that the offi-
cials do their job, then maybe we might see improvements.
I wish that this article would make its way to the associa-
tion where these officials were from or better yet, to them per-
sonally, so that they would realize just how sorry they are,
although I truly believe they are fully aware of just what a
disgusting job they did. If I was a part of theirassociation, I
would be ashamed to have officials that represent with those
actions.
I know that I speak on behalf of Paxton School staff, stu-
dents, parents and friends of the Paxton Lady Cats in saying
that you had an awesome season and you did not deserve what
happened Saturday night. You have no reason to hang your
heads, because this game was definitely taken away from you.
All of you are champions within our eyes and hearts and we
love you and will continue to fight for you and support you in
everything that you to strive to achieve.
Becky Wilkerson
DeFuniak Springs, FL




Dear Editor,
I do outdoor work around DeFuniak Springs and have been
seeing more and more of those automobiles that just glide noise-
lessly down the streets at 25-40 m.p.h. I am a person who does
appreciate the quiet, but I wonder if some auto manufacturers
have overlooked a valid safety concern.
I understand that these hybrid vehicles offer a step up on
efficiency and the owners deserve to utilize the extra energy
they accumulate during highway travel, however that works;
but I'd like to be able to hear them! Since I'm only one person,
and not very influential, I'm hoping maybe the owners of these
cool hybrids will get together and talk the companies into in-
venting a "tic-tic" for every rotation of the wheel, or just a gentle
"purr" or something.
Meanwhile, I would like to alert drivers to the fact that, while
in "electric mode" their vehicle is silent, so be on the lookout
for careless pedestrians who aren't watching where they are
going; and to remind pedestrians to look, don't just listen when
you walk or work along city streets and in parking lots.
I have found myself walking backward into a driving lane
while dumping yard debris, trusting to my hearing to clear the
street, when suddenly, in the edge of my view, appears a small
vehicle breezing by. I don't like to frighten drivers, neither do I
like for them to see me react with a jump when they pass. So I,
for one, am planning on being more watchful.
Thanks to everyone! And, thanks to the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department for the regular patrols that keep everything
rolling smoothly.
April V. Whitaker
DeFuniak Springs





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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

DeFuniak

Springs

veteran

honored -

Lawrence P. Lewis, a dis-
abled veteran of the Vietnam .
War, has been honored by the .- '"
Help Hospitalized Veterans .
organization. .,.
Lewis, who served in the i. .
U.S. Army from 1964 1976, :
was honored as a Donor of |. ii
the Year for 2007. He re-
ceived a framed certificate of .
pitalized Veterans, citing -
'him for his "past kindness,
thoughtfulness, constant car-
ing, and unselfish generosity .. ,,.
toward worthwhile chari- ?
table causes." ........


A DONOR OF THE
YEAR FOR 2007,.DeFu-
niak Springs veteran
Lawrence P Lewis, with
certificate of appreciation.


PAGE 7-A


Singers perform at


Stanley House


The residents, staff, and
visitors of the Stanley House
were treated to two mini-con-
certs this month.
Roger Whitaker, a musi-
cian from Bonifay, recently
volunteered his time and tal-
ents to entertain the resi-
dents with songs from Jim


Reeves, Elvis Presley and
other popular male singers.
Those present in the audi-
ence raved about his perfor-
mance, and quickly asked
when he was returning to the
Stanley House.
The other performance fea-
tured well-known gospel
singer Buddy Liles and his


wife and singing partner,
Esther, from Pensacola. They
have performed at the
Stanley House several times
before, and the residents al-
ways enjoy their music.
Buddy has been singing pro-
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Springs' newest piano


teacher. With over 35 years
teaching experience,
Ruthanne majored in piano
performance and music edu-
cation at the Cincinnati Con-
servatory of Music.


BEETHOVEN CIRCLE is an appropriately-named street
for a piano teacher's studio. Ruthanne Miller says she can
teach people of all ages to play.


"We teach the way we are
taught and my teachers all
loved what they were teach-
ing," said
The study of music has
been proven to stimulate
brain activity and improve
hand-eye coordination,
memory, and auditory skills,
Students of music achieve
higher test scores and ac-
quire an excellent ear for the
study of foreign languages.
Miller said she believes
that piano students are
taught 'from the heart' will
love their music, love their
lessons and learning, and ex-
cel in all areas of study as a
result.
All ages, all levels, and all
personalities are welcome.
"No one truly wanting to
learn to play the piano will
be refused lessons in the
Beethoven Piano Studio as
long as there are time slots
available," said Miller. "Even
Baby-Boomers encouraged to
start."
Ruthanne has opened the
Beethoven Circle Studio in
DeFuniak Springs and the
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STANLEY HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING and Alzheimer's
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"Alzheimer's Family Support Group" for DeFuniak Springs.
The group will meet at Stanley House Assisted Living, 718
Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, on Thursday, March 8, 2007
at 10 a.m. Future meetings will be the second Thursday of
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Stores remove peanut butter
in response to reported
salmonella risk


Grocers have removed cer-
tain jars of Peter Pan and
Great Value brand peanut
butter, responding to reports
of salmonella contamination
found in certain jars. Re-
ports of the risk of Salmno-
nella Tennessee, a bacterium
causing foodborne illness,
have lead to the precaution-
ary measure.
No deaths have been re-
ported, but a study recently
completed by the Center for
Disease Control (CDC) and
state and local health agen-
cies has linked 288 cases of
foodborne illness in 39 states
to consumption of different
types of Peter Pan peanut
butter. The first reported ill-
ness was in August of 2006.
CDC made the completed re-
port to the Food and Drug


Administration (FDA) on
February 13.
In addition to Peter Pan,
Great Value brand is also
suspect. In either case., only
those jars bearing the prod-
uct code 2111 are affected.
This designates peanut but-
ter made at a ConAgra pro-
cessing plant in Sylvester,
Georgia.
ConAgra ordered the re-
call, and has been advising
distributors in areas known
to have received the 2111
products to remove them
from their shelves. ConAgra
is also destroying all affected
product still in its possession.
Symptoms of the
foodborne illness caused by
this bacterium include fever,
diarrhea, and abdominal
cramps.


First Baptist Church

of DeFuniak Springs
PRESENTS


An unexpected challenge helps a school football coach find a purpose bigger
than just victories. Coach Taylor and the Eagles discover how faith plays out
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Walton County Public Works

and crew weekly update


Many who travel Hwy. 331
to south Walton have noticed
the flashing county sign
trailer at the Bay Bridge an-
nouncing repair work to be-
gin 2/21/07.
The Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) has
advised that crews from
VMS will repair bridge joints
on the Clyde Wells Bridge lo-
cated on Hwy. 331 in Walton
County on Wednesday, Feb.
21. Motorists will encounter
lane shifts during the opera-
tion. VMS is the road main-
tenance contractor used by
DOT in this area. This work


Watchdog

to pursue
By BRUCE COLLIER
A group of citizens' tax and
government watchdog orga-
nizations met in south Wal-
ton County on February 20
to discuss what can be done
to check what they perceive
to be irresponsible govern-
ment spending.
Walton County Taxpayers
Association, Tax Watch, and
other groups from Walton,
Okaloosa, Bay, Santa Rosa
and Franklin Counties met
informally in an effort to
make state and local govern-
ment more accountable on
how and how much money is


is scheduled to require only
one day.
County road work in-
cludes:
Right of Way:
*Pursuing ROW acquisi-
tion to facilitate the Dirt to
Pave Program:
*Piney Point Road Phqse
2 15 percent ROW obtained
*Williams Road 95 per-
cent ROW obtained
*Punch Bowl Road Phase
2 10 percent ROW obtained
Long Road Phase 2 98
percent ROW obtained
East Nursery and North
Church 95 percent ROW ob-
tained


District One:
*Hauling asphalt to pav-
ing project.
*Routine maintenance and
grading continues as time
permits.
*Finished helping District
4 hauling Mill Mat on
Hatcher Cemetery Road.

District Two:
*Hauling asphalt to pav-
ing project.
Vann, Ingle and Punch
Bowl Roads being preparing
for paving.
*Routine maintenance and
grading continues as time


groups meet, agree

consolidation


spent.
WCTA president Bonnie
McQuiston said "They are
spending too much of our
money. They have not been
paying attention. They have
been taking everything they
can legally take without any
regard to the people who are
paying that."
Another attendee saw the
meeting as an opportunity to
make a concerted effort, and
"have some impact."
Still another went on to
observe that as far as he
knew,- Northwest Florida is
unique in that much of the


money paid the counties
comes from people who do
not vote here.
"It's free money," he said.
Following an exchange of
ideas, the attendees voted to
work toward forming a Pan-
handle-wide citizens group,
to exert the public interest at
the local, county, and state
level.
The group plans to meet in
"a few months," and will be
trying to get out the word to
the public in the meantime.
WMBB-TV Channel 13's
Chris Mitchell attended the
meeting, and is following this
story in his broadcasts.


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Drainage Crew:
Holiday Shores drainage
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postponed due to emergent
work on underground utili-
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Bridge Crew:
Continue work on Oyster
Lake Causeway project.

County Wide Crew:
Cleaning out existing
ditches on Webster Lane.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

Operation Appreciation


T-shirts shipped to


wounded soldiers


Love and support from
your home state are wel-
comed by anyone living
abroad, but to a U.S. soldier


who has been wounded in
Iraq or Afghanistan and cur-
rently being treated at the
Landstuhl Army Regional


PATRIOTISM, PERSONAL LEADERSHIP skills and
military discipline are just three of the attributes expected
from and exhibited by members of the Walton High School's
Air Force Junior ROTC program in its inaugural year. On
Wednesday morning, the daily,ceremony ofposting the Ameri-
can flag is carried out by at least a trio of AFJROTC stu-
dents dressed proudly in their military attire. From L to R:
Dylan Dodd, Dillan Touchton, and Kayleigh Post unfurl a
majestic sight -7 the Stars and Stripes -on the WHS campus.


Medical Center, being re-
membered-by the 'folks at
home' can bring the only
smile of the day. With that in
mind, Sassy Bogart, the 2007
Miss War Whoop and the 17
year old daughter of a U.S.
Army National Guards-
man who was deployed to
Baghdad in 2003-2004,
raised funds to show these
soldiers how much their sac-
rifice was appreciated. With
the help of Vanessa Bump,
WHS media specialist, Sassy
and her dad Peter Bogart
designed black t-shirts and
hoodies with the logo "You
rank #! With Walton County,
Florida: Operation Apprecia-
tion". These shirts, hoodies
and personal thank you let-
ters have been shipped to
Landstuhl, Germany to be
distributed to all wounded
soldiers from Florida or
nearby states.
Because of the financial
support of community mem-
bers Lawrence Lewis, Kathy
and Ralph Laird, Ashlie and
Michael Wood and the, own-
ers of Prudential Merrifield
and Pilcher Realty, Sassy
was able to share Walton
County love and support
with over 35 U.S. soldiers.
If anyone would like to
contribute to an Easter ship-
ment of t-shirts and blan-
kets, please contact Sassy
Bogart at 687-9747 or a de-
posit a donation into the Op-
eration Appreciation/Sassy
Bogart account at the Walton
County Teacher's Federal
Credit Union.


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tainment, and. activities such as arts and crafts, kid's games, face painting, photography, a
silent auction, and much more. The festival will be held at the ARC facilities at Walton
Road and Highway 83 North.
Admission is free and the fun
runs from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Citizen's Advisory For vendor fee and more
information, contact Kim or
m*BtinQ s h Bonnie at 892-5013 exten-


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WAGE FROM FRONT


report, one employee re-
ceived a 74-percent raise.
According to Mattison, that
employee took on a new job,
becoming a zone two project
manager. The job came with
more responsibilities and a
larger salary, commensurate
with the other two project
managers.
"The raises came incre-
mentally, not all at once,"
said Mattison. "After six
months, we looked at it
again. I met with the man's
supervisor and the commis-
sioner for that district. Both
were satisfied with the
fellow's work and efficiency,
so we moved his salary up in
the range of the other two
project managers."
Mattison said that senior-
ity and longevity do affect
salary, but not that much.
"We operate on a 'same job -
same pay' philosophy. The
senior employee will always
make a little more than the
new guy, but all the salaries
will be in pretty much the
same range."
In most areas, statistics
show that wages in the pri-
vate sector are higher than
in the public or government
sector. It's been suggested
that in Walton County, that's
not necessarily true.
Mattison agrees that the
county pays well, but dis-
agrees that it leads the way.
"Not too long ago, I was at
a meeting with a large num-
ber of people from different
companies, and firms. I
counted seven people in the
room that had once worked
for the county, but were now
working for private compa-
nies," he said. "A couple of
years ago, our biggest prob-
lem was not in finding, but
retaining good employees.
The turnovers cost us money
in constantly training new
employees. The county has
made a conscious effort at
improving salaries and stop-
ping that 'revolving door.'"
With a population, of 40-50
thousand people,, Walton is
smaller than Bay, Okaloosa,
Escambia and other Pan-
handle counties, but
Mattison says Walton
County has to be able to pay
what other nearby counties'
pay to be able to fill top posi-
tions. "Qualified profession-
als say they have to do all the
same kind of work as their
counterparts in neighboring
counties. They cut us no
slack regarding the size of
the cities or county. We often
find that potential employees
are already making what
we're offering to pay and they
want another 20-30 thou-
sand on top of that just to
make the move. We're not
trying to be the leader of the
pack," he said. "We're just
trying to keep up and be con-
sistent."
According to Assistant Di-
rector Linda Robinson, most
2007 raises for county ad-
ministrative staff should
have been around 11 percent.
However, records indicate
that none were less than 15


percent. When told that, on
average, the Walton County
Commission gave its admin-
istration staff bigger raises
than their hourly staff or any
employees in the offices of
the clerk of court, tax collec-
tor, property appraiser or su-
pervisor" of elections,
Mattison replied that he'd
didn't know what other con-
stitutional officers were al-
ready paying their staff and
he did not know enough
about their operations or re-
tention problems to compare
their raises with the county
commission staff.
Not all salaries among the
various county offices are the
same. The WCTA requested
information from' Walton
County Clerk of the Circuit
Court Martha Ingle and her
staff.
The salary of the clerk of
the circuit court is set by the
Florida Legislative Commit-
tee on Intergovernmental
Relations and is based, in
part, on population. The Wal-
ton Clerk of the Circuit Court
is paid $102,672 annually. In
heavily-popullated Palm
Beach County, the clerk
makes over $153,000, while
smaller Liberty County pays
its clerk about $89,000.
According .to clerk docu-
ments, exempt (salaried) em-
ployees get their raises at the
beginning of a new fiscal
year, including cost-of-living
adjustments (COLA) and
any merit adjustment.
Hourly employees get their
raises on the anniversary of
their employment.
Regarding the clerk, of
courts' salaried staff, the
chief deputy clerk topped the
list with an 11.8 percent
raise, -equating to about
$11,000, placing the salary at
just over $100,000 a year and
only about $2,600 per year
less than the clerk. The MIS
director, who is in charge of
communications, will make
$102,203 in 2007. Thanks to
a 6.1 percent increase, that
position now earns nearly
the same as the clerk. The
clerk's finance director got
the second-highest increase,
10.6 percent, for an annual
salary of $96,246.
The salaries for the rest of
the senior staff ranged be-
tween $62,000 for a finance
manager to $41,000 for the
circuit court supervisor. The
percentage increases for
these staff members ranged
from 6.7 percent to 4.1 per-
cent, with the exception be-
ing a 9.8 percent raise this
year for the human resources
manager.
Among the clerk's hourly
employees, the average an-
nual salary is about $25,000
and the percentage increases
range between 17.4 percent
and 1.25 percent. On the low
end, one administrative clerk
making $11.64 per hour last
year received a miniscule 14-
cent annual raise. On the
high end, an official records
clerk got a 17.4 percent raise
for an hourly wage of $13.57
and a system network ad-


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Leonia Baptist Church will be hosting a Life Change Tour,
open to the grades 6-12, Saturday, Feb. 24th at 7 p.m. at the
Walton County Fairgrounds.
Admission is Free. Refreshments will be sold. Feauturing
the Imitators Drama Team. The Tim Flowers Band and Tod
Tanner as the speaker.

FUNDRAISER BY AMVETS LADIES AUX. 178 for local
scholarship bus trip to Biloxi. Leaving at 6 a.m. from
, AMVETS Post 178 Hwy. 90W. Sunday, March 11, to the Im-
perial Palace. Cost $25 per person, get $30 play card free.
Cut off day March 5. Call Judy Manning, 892-0428.

THE EGLIN AFB OPEN HOUSE AND AIR SHOW will
be held on April 14-15. The Air Force Thunderbirds and Army
Golden Knights will perform. Gates will open at 9 a.m. The
event is free to the public.

THE DFS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will hold a book
sale on Saturday morning March 24, at the Walton County
Fairgrounds. The hours will be from 9 a.m. until noon.
Anyone wishing to donate books for the sale may bring
them to the Walton County Fair Building on Friday, March
23 from 3 to 4 p.m. Board members will direct you as to
where to place the books. Any donations must be in good
condition to be accepted.
We look forward to seeing our old book sale friends and
making many new ones.

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


ministrator got a 7.9 percent
increase to arrive at $32.14
per hour. Five employees
make over $20 per hour.
Although clerk records
show salaried and hourly-
wage earners, all getting a 4.0
percent COLA raise as of Oct.
1, 2006, eight hourly employ-
ees got a raise of 10 percent
or more and three employees
got less than 3.0 percent. The
other 35 employees ranged
somewhere in between.
Among salaried staff, all 12
got raises above 4.0 percent.
Clerk Martha Ingle got the
lowest percentage, only 4.1
percent.
In comparison, salaried
staff of the county tax
collector's office received be-
tween four and nine percent
raises, with one exception.
One supervisor received a 2.5
percent raise, to go from
$35,000 to $35,875. Walton
County Tax Collector
Rhonda Skipper went from
$98,563 to $102, 672 and the
chief deputy clerk got a seven
percent raise to go from
$80,625 to $86,269. The fi-
nance director is the next
highest paid position at
$60,990. Two staff members
make salaried in the $53,000
- $56,000 range and five
other senior staffers make
between $36,500 $31,000.
Among hourly employees,
one tax clerk III tops the list
at $16.36 per hour. No full-
time employee makes less
than $9.64 per hour. The as-
sistant supervisor, an 18-
year employee, makes $14.07
per hour. A 21-year employee
who went from clerk I to
clerk II, now makes $13 per
hour.
In the office of Walton
County Property Appraiser
Patrick Pilcher, who makes'
.the same as the clerk and tax
collector ($102,672), all 34
staffers are paid by the hour.
The top spot in the prop-
erty appraiser's office is the
director of land appraisals,
who makes nearly $30 per
hour. That equates to ap-
proximately $62,400 per.
year. That's followed closely
by the director of administra-
tion at $27.37 and the direc-
tor of field appraisals got


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


more than a 21-percent raise
to arrive at $25.88 per hour.
The systems manager makes
$22.79 annually and the TPP
supervisor and office man-
ager now makes $22.17. The
rest make between $18 and
$10 per hour.
As for percentages, one
field appraiser got a 35-per-
cent raise, while another got
a 24-percent hike, yet both
make less than $13.50 per
hour.
Among individual county
constitutional officers, it is
the supervisor of elections
who makes the least. Walton
County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Bobby Beasley makes
an annual salary of $85,570.
Interestingly, there is a dis-
parity in the salary of the two
deputy SOEs, both hired on
the same day in 1983. One
makes $49,058, while the
other makes $45,399. The


other four SOEs are paid by
the hour. Their wages range
between $14.77 and $10.97.
One SOE got a 19-percent
pay raise to make $14.64 per
hour.
Comparing salaries of the
Walton County Board of
County Commissioner(BCC)
staff with clerk, tax collector
and property appraiser, it
appears that senior BCC
staffers got the largest aver-
aged raises in 2007 (13.27
percent), while BCC hourly
workers got an average of
10.4 percent.
Clerk senior staff aver-
aged raises of 6.74 percent,
while hourly employees aver-
aged 7.55. Tax collector ad-
ministration averaged 5.9
percent, with hourly staff
getting 6.9 percent. Property
appraiser staff average
raises were 8.4 percent. In
the supervisor of elections


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office, hourly staff averaged
raises of 12.2 percent, while
senior staff got an average of
5.1 percent increases.
. Only one other segment of
county government remains
unexamined. According to
Bob Hudson of the Walton
County Taxpayers Associa-
tion, the WCTA asked the
Walton' County School Dis-
trict for identical records in
November of 2006. As of Feb.
16, 2007, those records had
not yet been furnished. The
cause of the nearly three-
month delay is not known at
this time. Part three of the
Herald-Breeze Working
Wages In Walton series will
deal exclusively with the
school district officials and
administrative staff. Teach-
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PAGE 12-A THE DEFUNIAK HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


2006 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
NORTHBAY WATER SYSTEM


We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our
constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process
and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from one well. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer.

Because of the excellent quality of our water, the only treatment required is chlorine for disinfection purposes.

In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system and a search of the data sources indicated no potential sources of contami-
nation near our wells. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp.

The Northbay Water System routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise,
this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2006. Data obtained before January 1, 2006, and presented in this report are from the
most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available
treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected, risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of
safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary
for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water.disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.


2006 CONTAMINANTS TABLE

** Results in the Level Detected column lor radiological contaminants. inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling
point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level Range of MLG MC Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Y/N Detected Results L Contamination,
(nio./yr.)
Radiological Contaminants
AuLI-05 thrul\ Erosion of natural
Alpha emitters (pCi/L) Ag thru N 0.35 (avg) ND-0.6 0 15 Eosion of natural
Apr-0)6 deposits
Radium 226 + 228 or Aug-05 thru N 0.6 (avg) 0.1-1.5 0 5 Erosion of natural
combined radium (pCi L) Apr-06 deposits
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./vr.) Y/N. Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
Fluoride (ppm) Jun-05 N 0.1 NA 4 4.0 additive whifactries. Wmotes
strong teeth when at
optimum levels between
0.7 and 1.2 ppm
Salt water intrusion,
Sodium (ppm) Jun-05 N 7 NA N/A 160 leaching from soil


TTHMs and Stage I Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
For the following parameters monitored under SIage I 1) DB P regulations. tlle level deteeled is the highest' anntaln average (running 'annual average -
RAA) of the quarterly av rages: chlorinee and Iialoacelic Acids, and or TTIIM (M( L 80 ppb) or the annual average of the quarterly averages:
Chlorine and Haloacetic Acids, and or TTTIM (MCL 8)O ppb). Range of Results is the range of results (lowest to highest) at the individual sampling
sites, including IDS1 results.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range NICL or MCL or
Unit of sampling Violation of MRDL MRDLikely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./I r.) Y/N Results
Chlorine (ppm) De-0an thru N RAA 0.54 MRDL( MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
D-Haoacet 0.4 0.5 Aids 4
Halo(cetic Acids Aug-06 N 2.1 NA NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb)
TTHM [Total
trihalomethanes] Aug-06 N 4 NA NA MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(ppb)'

No. of
Unit Dates of At. 90th sampling Al.
Contaminant and sampling Violation Percentile sites MCL(; (Action Likely Source of Contamination
ofeasureent (nmo./yr.) Y/N Result exceeding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
Copper (tap water) Jun thru N 0.131 0) of 10 1.3 1.3 of natural deposits: leaching from wood
(ppm) Sep-05 preservatives
Lead (tap water) .un thru N 1.0 0 of 10 0 15 C'orrosio of household plumbing systems, erosion
(ppb) Sep-05 of natural deposits


The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or
through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come'
from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indi-
cate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make
improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergo-
ing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIVIAIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly
at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk
of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact David Fannin at Freeport City Hall (850) 835-2822. We encourage our valued customers to be
informed about their wate. utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Thursday of each
month at Freeport City Hall at 7:00 pm.

We at the Northbay Water System would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. Wer are com-
mitted to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed. #16-07 1tc: 2-22









PAGE 13-A


THE DEFUNIAK HERALD THCIRSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


2006 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT
CITY OF FRE[:PORT


We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our con-
stant goal is to.provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually, improve the water treatment process and
protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from five wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer.
Because of the excellent quality of our water, the only treatment required is chlorine for disinfection purposes.

In 2004 the Department of Environmental Protection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any potential
sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells (or surface water intakes). There are two potential sources of contamination identified for this system with a low to moderate suscepti-
bility level. The assessment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or they can be obtained from the
City of Freeport.

The City of Freeport routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report
is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2006. Data obtained before January 1, 2006, and presented in this report are from the most recent
testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that isallowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available
treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of
safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary
for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. '
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
2006 CONTAMINANTS TABLE


Total coliform bacteria: Highest Monthly Number is the highest monthly number of positive samples for systems collecting fewer
than 40 samples per month.


Microbiological Contaminants

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of M HighetLikely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Monthly MCLG MCL Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N Number
For systems collecting fewer than 40
samples per month: presence of Naturally present in the
Total Coliform Bacteria Mar-06 N 1 0 coliform bacteria in I sample environment
collected during a month.
Total
S; Dates of MCL Number of Likely Source of
Contaminament and Unit of sampling. Violation Positive MCLG MCL Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Samples for
the Year
Human and animal fecal
Fecal colitbrm and E.coli Mar-06 N I 0 0 waste
** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling
point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Violation Level Range of MCL ML Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Y/N Detected Results Contamination
(mo./yr.)
Radiological Contaminants
Erosion of natural
Alpha emitters (pCi/L) Aug-02 & Dec-03 N 2.7 0.5-2.7 0 15 E deposits
deposits
Radi:r,226 + 228 or 0 Erosion oft natural
combined radiumni (pCi/L) g-02 0 deposits"'
Inorganic Contaminants
Residue from man-made
pollution such as auto
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) May-05 N 13 ND- 13 n/a 15 emissions and paint:
lead pipe. casing, and
solder
Salt water intrusion.
Sodium (ppm) May-05 N 7 ND 7 N/A 160 leaching from soil

TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
For the following parameters monitored under Stage I D/DBP regulations, the level detected is the highest annual average (running annual average -
RAA) of the quarterly averages (Chlorine) or the annual average of the quarterly averages TTHM (MCL 80 ppb). Range of Results is the range of
results (lowest to highest) at the individual sampling sites, including IDSE results.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Range MCI or
Unit of sampling Violation Detecte d of M ; MCr or Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Results
Chlorine (ppmi) lan th'u N RAA= 0.45 MRDL(i MRDL 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes
Dec-06 0.52 0.52 4
TTHM [Total ND
trihalomethanes] Sep-05 N 1.36 4.4 NA MCL = 80 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(ppb)
No. of
Contaminant and Unit Dates of A. 90th. sampling AL
Contaminant and Unit sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
ofMeasuremo./yr.) Y/N Result exceeding tLevel)
the AL

Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems: erosion
Copper (ap water) n thru N 0.177 0 of 0 1 .3 1.3 of natural deposits: lcaching'from wood
(ppm) Sep-05 preservatives
Lead (tap \water) Jun thru N 100 0 of 0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems. erosion
(ppb) Sep-05 of l'natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or
through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas
production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come
from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least Small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indi-
cate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking
Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make
improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergo-
ing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly
at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk
of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact David Fannin at Freeport City Hall (850) 835-2822. We encourage our valued customers to be
informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Thursday of each
month at Freeport City Hall at 7:00 pm.

We at the City of Freeport would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to
insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided please feel free to call any of the numbers listed. #15-07 ltc: 2-22









PAGE 14-A

WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies
arrested the following people during
the week ending February 18, 2007:
Louis Angelo Barovechio, 40, No
address given, Battery domestic,
Kayla Naquin, 29, Lafayette, LA,
FVOP,
Ronald E. Powell, 24, Freeport,
Larceny, dealing in stolen property,
making a false report,
Tabitha Wright, No age given,
DFS, Worthless check,
Joseph Fore, 31, DFS, Sale of
marijuana, possession of marijuana,
trafficking in hydrocodone,
Becki Sue Hogan, 39, Desfin, Bur-
glary of conveyance, petit theft, ha-
rassing telephone call,
Juan Robles, 23, Panama City, No
valid DL,
Brendon Day, 31, Niceville, Worth-
less check,
Andrea Marie Adams, 29, SRB,
Theft (Bay Co.),
Gary McKay, 41, DFS, FTA,
Angelina Grant, 41, Jacksonville,
FVOP,
Emily Denson, 35, Destin, FVOP,
Michael Edward James, 42,
Destin, Burglary x6, grand theft x6,
Diane Marie Garner, 53, Paxton,
MVOP,
Ashlee Nicole Campbell, 20, Free-
port, Uttering a forged instrument,
theft,
Jesus Medina-Reta, 28, DFS, No
valid DL,
Danny Kelly, 44, PDL, DWLSR,
DUI,
Rayshan Antwan Siler, 18, Troy,
AL, No valid DL, loud music,
R.M.D., 17, SRB, Fraudulent use
of credit card, petit theft,
K.C., 19, FWB, Interfering w/rail-
road track and other equipment,
Steven Ray Hancock, 33,
Texarkana, AR, FVOP (Osceola Co.),
William Brandon Culpepper, 23,
Vernon, FVOP,
Christy Ammons, 29, PDL, Utter-
ing a forged instrument, FVOP,
Winifred Ray Vaughn, 35, FWB,
Worthless check,
Jose Alfredo Alvarez, 32, Milton,
No valid DL,
Kenneth Thomas, 33, PDL, FVOP,
Constantino Ruiz-Perez, 25,
Panama City Beach, No DL,
Christopher Campbell, 41, DFS,
FVOP, possession of controlled sub-
stance, poss. of marijuana, poss. of
paraphernalia,
Benton Sansom, 24, DFS, MVOP,
Antonio Garcia, 22, FWB, No valid
DL,
Scott Chancey, 41, DFS, Worth-
less checks x43,
Ricardo Garcia Gonzalez, 32,
Panama City, No valid DL,
Jamie McIntyre, 23, McGee MS,
FVOP,
Marvin J. Williams, 43; DFS, No
valtdDt,."" .


S.L.K., 16, Miramar Beach, Bur-
glary, larceny,
W.A.W., 16, Miramar Beach, Bur-
glary, larceny,
Philip Thomas, 26, Florala, Worth-
less checks,
Lorenzo Maroles, 24, SRB, No DL,
leaving scene of accident w/property
damage,
Gail Kristal Bowden, 27, DFS, Bat-
tery domestic,
*Johnny Mendoza, 25, Pensacola,
No DL,
Lawrence Denton, 46, DFS,
DWLSR, DUI,
Albert Jay York, 44, DFS, DWLSR,
Gerard Angeles, 20, SRB, No valid
DL,
Anthony Ryan Tersegno, 19, Lau-
rel Hill, DUI,
Joseph Payne, 41, Seagrove
Beach, DUI, DWLSR,
Emily Anne Hendrickson, 22,
Freeport, DUI,
Alvero Ortega, 29, DFS, Battery
domestic,
*Toby Brandon Plumtree, 29, DFS,
Attached tag not assigned,
Luis Alonso Umanzor, 37, Hous-
ton, DWLSR,
Luis Resendiz, 18, SRB, No valid
DL,
Joshua Murphy, 30, Niceville, DUI,
Bradley Keith Rust, 28, SRB, Bat-
tery domestic,
James Bryan Chestnut, 30,
Crestview, FVOP,
Edson Perlas Vasquez, 26, SRB,
DWLSR,
Aaron Sherman McCullers, 20,
Bruce, Fraudulent use of debit card,
exploitation of elderly, MVOP,
Michael Joseph Downham, 45,
DFS, DUI.


I, DULORIS THOMP-
SON, am on probation for
petit theft.


DFS

POLICE

REPORT

Rafael Toscano Rodriguez, 21,
Shelbyville, TN, No valid DL,
Joseph Brandon Mitchell, 18,
DFS, Retail theft, resisting a retail
merchant.


GLOSSARY OF

ABBREVIATIONS:


The following is a list of definitions
or explanations of abbreviations used
in the WCSO and DFSPD arrest lists:
VOP: Violation of probation
MVOP: Misdemeanor violation of pro-
bation
FVOP: Felony violation of probation
FTA: Failure to appear
VOCC: Violation of community control
DFS: DeFuniak Springs
PDL:'Ponce de Leon
SRB: Santa Rosa Beach


FWB: Fort Walton Beach
PCB: Panama City Beach
DOMV or Battery DOMV: Domestic
violence
DL: Driver's license.
NVDL: No valid driver's license
DUI: Driving under the influence
(drugs or alcohol)
WC: Worthless checks)
DWLSR: Driving with license sus-
pended or revoked
By law, juvenile arrestees' names are
listed only as abbreviations, e.g.,
"John Smith" would be "J.S."


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THUI


GROWTH FROM FRONT


nexations in one month.
During the council meet-
ing, Henninger also reported
to the council that the devel-
opers of the River Walk
project have asked for an ex-
tension of the development
order, which is set to expire
on March 23, 2007. The com-
pany reports financial re-
structuring has delayed the
original project timetable.
Mayor Mickey Marse said he
sees no problem with the ex-
tension so long as the city's
request for a sewer easement
across Four Mile Creek is fi-
nalized. The subject was
tabled until a council meet-
ing in March.
A general discussion en-
sued about location of utility
easements for multi-family
housing developments. City
Engineer Charles Peters
stated that putting utility
piping under paved roads'
and parking lots did not per-
mit proper inspection and
maintenance activities.


Marse stated that the lines
should be situated so that
meter leaders could get reli-
able data without leaving
their vehicles using elec-
tronic readers. Councilman
Earl King said that was okay,
so long as city engineering
and utilities sign-off on the
arrangements for each devel-
opment. A motion to use a
general easement was ap-
proved.
The second reading of the
ordinance to amend the
boundaries of the Hammock
Bay planned development
district was presented. The
plan itself will not change
but facilities such as the city
park will be removed from
the boundaries. There were
no objections to the reading.
Peters reported that the
plans for the Water Depart-
ment maintenance building
were nearing completion. He
asked the council to review
the plans and feed-back in-
formation about placement of


RSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

electric welders and similar
equipment so that locations
can be shown on the plans.
Peters also referred to the
recently authorized grant of
$3 million from the North-
west Florida Water Manage-
merit District. The city's
project includes the 750,000-
gallon reuse tank. This work
will be bid at one time with
the tertiary treatment plant
project.
Dawn Moliterno and Rick
Severence of the Walton
County Chamber, of Com-
merce made a second appear-
ance before the Council to
ask for funding to support
the Chamber's Center for At-
tainable Housing. The city
said they were sympathetic
to the request, but rioted that
timing is bad since its bud-
get has already been set for'
the year, limiting its ability
to respond. The council ap-
proved funding $9,375 (one
half of the Chamber's re-
quest) for this year and said
it would budget and fund the
whole amount in next year's
budget.


PUBLIC MEETING AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY

The Mossy Head Water Works will hold a public infor-
mation meeting on March 1, 2007 at the Mossy Head
Water Works Office located at 1485 County Hwy. 1087
at 6:00 p.m. For the purpose of discussing and receiv-
ing input on the proposed Water Improvements for the
Mossy Head Water Works as well as the intent to apply
for financing in the estimated amount of $4.6 million for
such improvements through the USDA, Rural
Development. This meeting will give interested parties
an opportunity to become acquainted with the proposed
project and to comment on such items as economic and
environmental impacts, service areas and alternatives
to the project. For further information call Mossy Head
Water Works at 850-892-6154.
#10-07 2tc: 2-15,22




NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE

OF

LAND USE AND RE-ZONING

Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Freeport Planning Board will
conduct hearings on the below listed Proposed Rezoning in the Freeport
City Hall, 112 Highway 20 West, Freeport, Florida, on Wednesday,
March 7, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the issue may be
heard to consider the requests for proposed rezoning assignments to the
Land Development Code Zoning Map as described below, and to make
recommendations to the Freeport City Council. The Freeport City
Council will conduct hearings on the below listed Rezoning in the
Freeport City Hall, on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the issue may be heard. The purpose of the Public
Hearings is to receive comments and make decisions regarding the
above matter.


R i t iii o .... .... .i.

JLD FREEPORT
INVESTMENTS
PROPOSED RE-
ZONING

Approximately 12.68 /
acres: Parcel 35-1n- '
19-17000-001-0050,
located on the east '
side. of US 331 N, just ....
south of Ashton ---'-" ..... .. t ...
Heights Apartments. .. ... ....... ... .........---.




Current Zoning Designation: Residential Residential (RC)
Requested Zoning Designation: Light Industrial (L1)


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 Ms. Diane Riley 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 services.

#14-07 2-14,21,28


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE

OF

LAND USE AND RE-ZONING

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, March 7, 2007, 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 recommendations to
the Freeport City Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct a hear-
ing on the below listed Future Land Use Map Amendments and
Rezonings in the Freeport City Hall, on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at
7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the issue may be heard, to consider
the same for 1st reading of the proposed ordinance for same. The pur-
pose of the Public Hearings is to receive comments and make decisions
regarding the above matter.

FREEPORT PLANTATION LLC LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT AND
ZONING ASSIGNMENT

Approximately 160acres. Parcel 36-1 N-19-17000-002-0000, located on
east side of the new 331 Bypass, just' below the Owl's Head property.
Legal description on file with the City Planner.

Current Future Land Use r,,IL A.;
Designation: county /
Requested Future Land Use
Designation: Ur ban / .-
Development (UD)
Current Zoning Designation:
county "
Requested Zoning
Designation: C-2, 1-1

Plan amendment materials may '' .r... ...
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 Ms. Diane Riley 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 services.
#13-07 2-14,21,28








THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


PAGE 15-A


AARP provides free


tax return service


THE WALTON County Board of County Commissioners recently approved a $600,000
grant to the city of DeFuniak Springs for the purpose of upgrading the city's wastewater
treatment system to serve the new county jail and animal control facility.


GRANT
meeting that they would be
making a decision on the
grant. Its purpose is an up-
grade to the city's wastewa-
ter treatment system to
serve the second phase of the
new county jail and the new
animal control facility, both
sited near the Walton Correc-
tional Facility north of DeFu-
niak Springs.
The first phase of the new
jail is being finalized for use
and the animal control shel-
ter is expected to be com-
pleted sometime next year.
"In the future, I would like
to have more time to look at
these $600,000 grants," Dis-
trict, 5 Commissioner Cindy
Meadows commented.
Comander explained that
the reason for her no vote
was that, "I don't feel I had
enough notice."
The county had previously


FROM FRONT


agreed to assist the city with
the wastewater treatment
upgrades that would be nec-
essary to serve the two
county facilities. As County
Administrator Ronnie Bell
explained, the initial cost to
upgrade the system was
$520,000, a cost which was
split'between the city and the
county.
Bell told the commission-
ers that the city now needs
an additional $600,000,
which is being requested as
a grant from the county, with
the county to receive a
$600,000 credit with the city
to be used for its county fa-
cilities in the future.
Bell said that the city's
plans to provide the upgrade.
were recently approved con-
tingent on the county extend-
ing the grant.
He told the commissioners


COMMUNITY CALENDAR )

ARGYLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT BOARD
meetings are on the first Monday of each month. Argyle Fire
District Board meetings are on the second Monday of each
month. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at Argyle Station #1,
located at 67 Fire Department Avenue in Argyle.
All residents of the Argyle Fire District are encouraged to
attend, and the public is always welcome.


that it is possible that the
county would use up the
credit over the life of its fa-
cilities.
Bell added that the county
is also being asked to absorb
$48,000 previously provided
as part of a related interlocal
agreement with the city.
The outcome of the com-
missioners' discussion on the
item was approval of a mo-
tion by District 3 Commis-
sioner Larry Jones to extend
the $600,000 grant in ex-
change for the $600,000
credit plus a credit for the
$48,000 provided in connec-
tion with the interlocal
agreement.


For many years AARP has
provided free tax return
preparation and filing for low
to middle income families
and individuals. Although
the program gives special at-
tention to seniors, there is no
age criterion and AARP
membership is not required.
Last year over
30,000 AARP TaxAide volun-
teers filed close to 2 million
returns and most were filed
electronically. Electronic fil-
ing brings the refund much
faster and the client still re-
ceives a paper copy of the re-
turn for their records. This
service is sponsored by AARP
Foundation and the. IRS so it
is absolutely free to the cli-
ent.
In Walton County there
will be three locations oper-
ating this year. Each site
operates on an appointment


system to reduce congestion
and waiting times and to as-
sure that the client's return
will be completed on the day
they expect it.
Low income seniors (65+)
are eligible for a $25,000 ex-
emption on their home, and
possibly an additional
$25,000. To receive the ex-
emption a proof of income,
and a copy of the tax return
must be provided to the Wal-
ton County Appraiser's Of-
fice prior to March 1. If they
are not able to have ,their re-
turn completed by 1 March,
they can get the deadline ex-
tended if they make applica-
tion to the Appraiser prior to
1 March.
Walton County TaxAide
will start Feb 1 and continue
to April 16. Below are the
locations and schedule for
each location.
Call for an appointment.
*Walton County Council


on Aging, 1154 W. Baldwin
Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL,
32435, Monday 2 p.m. to 7
p.m.; Wednesday 2 p.m. to
7 p.m.
Call 892-8165 for an ap-
pointment and directions
*Freeport Library, 76 W
Hwy 20, Freeport, Thursday
1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
'Call 835-2040 for an ap-
pointment and directions
*Coastal Branch Library,
437 Greenway Trail, Santa
Rosa Beach, Monday 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m .
Call 267-2807 for an ap-
pointment and directions
Anyone who is shut-in or
in a nursing home and needs
a counselor to come out, or
has any questions, call Dave
Doring 835-5470. Anyone
outside Walton County, call
1-888-227-7669 or 1-888-
AARP NOW (1-888-22,7-
7669) for the nearestTaxAide
site.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


MODEL AVIATORS of DeFuniak Springs meets the second Tuesday night at McLain's
Restaurant at 7 p.m. Members fly models every Sunday from noon until.
For more information, call Bob Jones, 8925011.


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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE
OF

LAND USE AND RE-ZONING

Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Freeport Planning, Board will
conduct hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map Amendment
and Rezoning in the Freeport City Hall, 112 Highway 20 West, Freeport,
Florida, on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereaf-
ter 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 recommendations to the Freeport
City Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct a hearing on the
below listed Future Land Use Map Amendments and Rezonings in the
Freeport City Hall, on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the issue may be heard, to consider the same for 1st
reading of the proposed ordinance for same. The purpose of the Public
Hearings is to receive comments and make decisions regarding the
above matter.

FREEPORT PLANTATION LLC LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT AND
ZONING ASSIGNMENT

Approximately 343-acres; Parcel 14-1 S-19-23000-012-0030, located on
either side of the new 331 Bypass, north of Highway 20. Legal description
on file with the City Planner.


Current Future L
Designation:
Development (RD)
Requested Future
Designation:
Development (UD)
Current Zoning De
Rural Residential (RF
Requested
Designation: High
Commercial (C-2)

Plan amendment m
Freeport City Hall di
be made orally at th(
meeting date.


Land Use
R u r al

Land Use
Urban

signation:
R)
Zoning
Intensity


- - - - -. . . . . jI


materials may be inspected by the public at the
during regular business hours. Public comments may
e meeting or in writing if submitted on or before the


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 order to allow the
City time to provide the requested services.
#12-07 2-14,21,28


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE

CHANGE RE-ZONING

Pursuant to Florida Statues, 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, February 7, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the issue may be heard to consider the request for
proposed Rezoning to the Land. Development Code Zoning Map as
described below, and to make recommendations to the Freeport City
Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct hearings on the below
listed Rezoning in the Freeport City Hall, on Thursday, February 22,
2007, at 7:00 p.m., or
as soon thereafter as
the issue, may be smihPopert iiS-18.4230000403400
heard, to consider the
same for 1st Reading of
the Draft Proposed -.
Rezoning Ordinance
and set a final hearing
for the final reading and
adoption of the pro-
posed re-zoning. The
purpose of the Public
Hearings is to Feceive
comments and make -
decisions regarding the -0
above matter.

SMITH RE-ZONING

An approximately 20- T ..... 1
acre Parcel 16-1S-19-


23000-003-0000,
located at 568 Four Mile Road.
Planner.


Legal description on file with the City


Current Zoning Designation: Medium Density Residential (R-2)
Requested Zoning Designation: High Density Residential (R-3)

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 Henninger at (850) 835-2822. Request must
be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow the
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TAie 45th A~nuul Rolex 24 at Dy ol
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A TYPICAL DP, this one being the Suntrust Pontiac that won the race in
2005.
By ]REID TUCKER
For nearly the last half-century, the longest auto race in North America has been held at the storied Daytona
International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500, host to the Indy Racing League, Champ Cr Wold Series and
myriad other world-class racing events.
It's not the Indy 500. In fact, anyone who is less than a die-hard racing fan has probably never heard of it. The
longest race in America used to be called the Daytona Continental, but since 191, it's the Rolex 24.
The race itself is one of the longest in the world. In 1962, it accounted for more total distance than at the 12
Hours of Sebring and nearly double the total distance of Germany's equally historic 24 Hours at Nurburgring.
The enurance race is considered to be among the most grueling of all motorsports events, perhaps second only to
Le Mans. Unlike Le Mans, it is held on an entirely enclosed racetrack rather than a combination of track and
closed off public roads.
The truly impressive aspect of the race is that it attracts the top drivers from nearly all disciplines within
motorsport to take part in the event, and this is its main difference from the more widely known NASCAR.
Although there are drivers from all over the world taking part, the Grand American Rolex Series is actually more
about the different personalities of the cars themselves than those of the drivers.
Since the inaugural run of the Daytona Continental in 1962,. when Formula 1 stars Stirling Moss and Dan
Gurey threw down against the best from Indy Cars, NASCAR and international sportscar racing, the 24 Ilours
at Daytona has continually served up excellent driving talent. They pilot automobiles from manufacturers .like
BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus, Mazda, Nissa, Chevrolet, Ford, and recently, Pontiac and Lexus. A.J. Foyt, Fire-
ball Roberts, and Roger Penske have all competed at the 24 Hours.
The race has made legends. Mario Andretti is one of two men to have won the Indy 500, an American open-
wheel, championship, a Formula 1 race and the 24 Hours of Daytona. The only other man to do this did so on
January 28.
His name, Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian racing-legend-in-the-making, having competed for years in the
Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, is now a NASCAR rokie with Chip Ganassi Racing. He took home the top honors
Sunday, January 28, at 1:30 in the afternoon after he and his team mates, six-time Rolex 24 winner Scott Pruett,
and young Mexican Salvador Duran led more laps than any other car the entire day intheir No. 01 Target
sponsored, Lexus-powered machine. His first Daytona 500.only a few weeks away, Montoya said, "We'll see what
we can do about that one, too."
After their defeat at the hands of Ford at both Le Mans and Daytona in 1966, Ferrari machines achieved a first,
second, and third place finish in 1967. The automaker, in honor of its triumph over its rival, named one of its
most powerful V12 road cars 'Daytona.' This race matters that much.
Despite it being one of the world's prolific auto aces, the crowd observed at this year's 24 Hours was surprisingly
sedate compared to.the more familiar NASCAR events immediately associated with the track. There was every
bit the zeal displayed at a NASCAR event, but it was an entirely different sort of aimal.
The historic trioval is transformed into a fourteen-turn blitzkrieg. It is one of the world's fastest road courses
thanks largely to the high speed, steeply banked NASCAR turns two and four. Such speed exists that a chicane
had to be installed before NASCAR turn three to sufficiently slow the cars down to safe levels. Average top speed
is 180 mph.
The Grand American Rolex Series features two independent track classes: Grand Touring, the nearly streetable
racing machines like BMW's M3,,Porsce's 911 GT3, and Ch', ..,-l's Corvette C6, and the Daytona Prototypes.
The DPs debuted in 2003, and are essentially $500,000 super-aerodynamic chassis purpose built by one of four
approved manufacturers and powered by engines built by Pontiac, Lexus, Infinti, Porsche, Ford, or BMW. Each
DP has a full complement-of two to four drivers. The driver who starts the race may not be the same driver who
crosses the finish line.
On Saturday, January 27, this year's race got underway and concluded the next day, exactly 24 hours later. The


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THE YELLOW XNO 1 ,, IDEN DPi l, c 3 .up
for lost time early Sundaymorning.
for lost time early Sunday morning.


IN 1987, THIS T'RBO BUICK 'et one of the
fastest lap times at the 24 Hours.


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A VIEW OF THE INFIELD parking area
during Saturday's racing.


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TWO PORSCHE GTs duel through turn four's hairpin.


A SPECTATORU WHO KNOWS the true meaning of
Aficion.
entire race featured only five full course cautions, the longest lasting one hour, when GT
Porsche driver Gaston Mazza of Argentina slid into a barrier at the beginning of the
course.
After it began to rain hard, temperature dropped considerably. Montoya's DP pulled
away from the pack, with only Ryan Danziel in the No. 11 CITGO/SAMAX Pontiac DP
and Max Angelelli in the No. 10 Suntrust Pontiac DP in serious contention. The No. 10
battled back from trouble early in the race tht relegated the front-running car to four-
teenth, which Angelelli said in a later interview was due to problems keeping the engine
cool during the heat of the afternoon.
As the evening wore on, the No. 10 moved up to fourth place, only one lap down frm the
leaders, and coming fast. Angelelli, native of Italy and key player in the events of the
last several Rolex seasons, had already won the race in 2005. Angelelli and team mem-
bers Wayne Taylor of South Africa, Denmark's Jan Magnussen, and four-time NACAR
champion Jeff Gordon finished in third place overall, behind the No. 11 CITGO/SAMAX
Pontiac DP piloted by Milka Duna, one of two women participating, Patrick Carpentier,
and Ryan Danziel. The No. 11, with Danziel at the wheel, led the race at the 12-hur
mark, before being passed after the rain began by Montoya in the No. 01 Lexus. The No.
11 managed to hold off advances from the No. 10 all the way to the end of the race.
With two hours to go, the three cars were separated by a total of six seconds with
Pruett in the No. 01 Lexus winning by a margin of one minute, fifteen point eight-four-
two seconds. It was the third closest finish in Rolex history. The overall winners recieved
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytonas, presented by Rolex USA PresidentCEO Allen
Brill and Grand Marshal Richard Petty.


BANNER ENGINEERING'S NO. 7 PONTIAC GXP.R won second place in the GT class.


In the GT class, the battle to the finish was no less dramatic. The leaderboard changed 25
times with thirteen drivers'leading at different times during the race. At the 18-hour mark,
the No. 85 Porsche911, driven by Dirk Werner led Paul Edwards in the No. 07 Pontiac by
one lap, who himself was trailed by only one minute, fourteen seconds by Randy Pobst in
the No. 70 Speedsource Mazda RX-8. The action culminated in the 23rd hour, as the No. 85
was force to pit with a lingering oil leak, leaving room for the overlooked No. 22 Alegra/
Fiorano Porsche to step into the lead. It was, driver Marc Besseng said, the "biggest success
of my career." The inaugural run of the No. 07 Pontiac GXP.R of Banner Engineerng re-
sulted in second place, and the No. 64 Porsche fielded by TRG took third.
It can be said in the end what makes the 24 Hours of Daytona unique among American
motorsports venues is what cannot be recreated by watching it televised. In today's age f
high-definition video, one could attain a substantially better view of the on-track action,
but that is where the advantage ends. Beyond replication are the smells and sounds, the
aroma of grilling burgers on the wing of a vintage Porsche mixing in the ir with the pungent

tonic of serious octane and melting rubber and the piercing wail of a Mazda rotary on the
backstretch, the stacatto rumble of the Pontiac's 6 litre V8, or the sewing machine ching-
ching-ching of the BMW's straight six as it howls to reline.
It is one of the only autoracing venues where, for the cost of admission, attendees can
walk into the garages of racing teams with budgets in, the millions and speak with the
drivers, watch the mechanics repair the cars and cheer with them as thecars take to the
track again. It is the sole event in America where a privateer team can contest top-tier
drivers from around the world. It truly is an event unlike any other in motorsports. Best of
all, it's only six hours away. Just make sure to get plety of rest before driving home after the
race.
Twenty-four hours is a long time to be awake.


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Jimmny and Ina \Wilkerion of Lotcklhnt. AL
\\ill celebrate their 50th \Weddin'.
Anni.er,,ar\ on ML-ch 20. (17.
Their dauLiihters, along \k ith their spouses,.
in' ite family and friends to join them in cele-
brating t!his pecilI e.ent on Maich 3rd at
2:00 p.m.. Saturday .
The celebration \\ill be held at the Pa\on
Agricultural Building on H '\\. 331. located
adjacent to Pa\ron High School.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007




la's receives


m Victorian T'ea


On behalf of the ladies of
the Victorian Tea Serenade
held at last week's
Chautauqua Assembly, Ellen
Mayfield presented a check
to Saint Agatha's Episcopal
Church to help with rebuild-
ing of the front porch.
The check, in the amount
of $1,000, represented prof-
its made from the tea.
Tea organizer Ellen
Mayfield said that others
who had made the monetary
gift possible were Jean
Anderson, Sara Comander,
and Cindy Woodham. "These
ladies shared their time and
talents to help make the tea
successful. Our heartfelt ap-
preciation is extended on be-
half of Saint Agatha's."
Mayfield said that the ladies
volunteered their time and
expertise free of charge.
Mayfield added her
thanks to Joyce Potter,
whose house on Circle Drive
served as the tea salon
throughout the Chautauqua
Assembly.


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'Roses on my shoulCers, sCippers on my feet,
I'm Linda 'BeCl's graniddauglhtel',
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Omer andlina, 'Bell of
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Art l-ag-an andSuzanne Lee
of 'Denver, Colorado.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ,

THE ANNUAL MISS FREEPORT PAGEANTS will be held,
on March 17, 2007, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Freeport High
School Auditorium. The Town Planters Society of Freeport
will be sponsoring the event.
For further information, contact chairman Russ Barley at
835-2087.


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Schools

reunion

scheduled
There will be a reunion at
the Community Center at
Valley View on Saturday,
March 3, from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Anyone who has attended
these schools is welcome to
come and bring family; also
any photos of the schools or
people who attended over
the years. If anyone has a
photo of the Knox Hill School
before it was moved to Red
Bay, make copies if possible
for those who are interested
in adding to their scrap-
books.
The public asked to help
get the word out about this
reunion, because there are
some who live out of town
and state.
This will be a chance to
visit and remember those
who are deceased.
Bring a labeled, covered
dish, also drinks (no alcohol
allowed).
For more information con-
tact Pete Byrd at 850-836-
4450.


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from tea lady Ellen Mayfield, (right of Brown). Others pictured are Harley and Mindy
Henderson, Carol and Jim Dorsey, Winni Yeiset; Jan and Genny Van Slate, and Lynn Mayfield,
all volunteers associated with the church that participated in the tea.


send Social News & Events to: dfsherald@gmail.com


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Thursday, 2-22-07
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Not able to attend?
Stop by anytime Friday
Or Saturday and choose
Your style for Spring Break
And Senior Trip.
Orders placed until
Monday, 2-26-07

267 Hwy. 90 East
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
Horticulturist Felder

Rushing in DeFuniak

Springs Saturday


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FELDER RUSHING talks gardening at DeFuniak Springs
Community Center Feb. 24.


The DeFuniak Springs
Garden Club will host a spe-
cial program on Saturday
Feb. 24 at the DeFuniak
Springs Community Center.
Renowned horticulturist
Felder Rushing will present
"Garden Whimsies," a pro-
gram on personalizing one's
garden. Tickets are $25 and
include a garden picnic lunch
if purchased in* advance.
Tickets bought the day of the
event at the door do not in-
clude lunch. Registration
and coffee start at 9:30 a.m.
and the program will start at
10 a.m. Felder Rushing and
local gardening author Marie
Harrison will both have their
books available for sale and
signing. The Garden Club
will also have a "Yard Art"
sale, door prizes and raffle
baskets. Rushing is a zany,
dynamic speaker and is very
entertaining.
Rushing is a 10th genera-
tion Southern gardener who,
according to his website,
shares a cluttered cottage in
Jackson, MS, with his wife
and long-time best friend
Terryl and their children, Ira
and Zoe. Their yard is filled
with lots of wildflowers, crit-
ters and "yard art," and has
been featured in "Garden
Design," "Southern Living,"
"House and Garden," "Land-
scape Architect" and other


magazines.
In addition to lecturing to
garden audiences nationally
and internationally, Rushing
finds time to write articles for
many newspapers and maga-
zines,, "Garden Design," Fine
Garden," "National Geo-
graphic," "Better Homes and
Gardens," "Country Living
Gardener," "National Gar-
dener," "Organic Gardening"
and more. He also does a live
call-in radio program every
week on Mississippi Public
Broadcasting with co-host
Dr. Dirt. Felder has appeared
on Discovery Channel,
HGTV, and ETV and pres-
ently serves as a National
Director of the Garden Writ-
ers Association of America.
Rushing has a masters de-
gree from Mississippi State
University and served as a
consumer horticulturist with
the Mississippi Extension for
many years. He has authored
14 gardening books, includ-
ing "Passalong Plants,"
"Tough Plants for Southern
Gardens," "Scarecrows," and
many others.

Tickets can be purchased
at The Book Store at 640
Baldwin Ave in DeFuniak
Springs, or call Dara Dobson
at 859-0096 or email
wildflowersmatter @
defuniak.com.


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Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Donna Nowling of Gordon, AL
announce the engagement of their daughter Meghan
Irene Nowling to Edward Dwayne Brock of Dothan,
AL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott and Teresa Brock of
Dothan, AL.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edward and
Bettye Kneller of Gordon, AL, Carlee Weaver and the
late Earl Weaver of DeFuniak Springs, FL, and the
late Elmer Nowling of DeFuniak Springs, FL.
She is a graduate ofAshford High School and Wallace
Community College where she received an Associates.
Degree in Applied Science and radiology. She is em-
ployed at Southeast Alabama Medical Center as a ra-
diology technologist.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of Chuck and
Barbara Kirk of Slocomb, AL, Beverly Penley and the
late Don Penley of Dothan, AL and Betty Raybon of
Dothan, AL. He is a graduate of Ashford High School.
He is employed as a warehouse manager at Hendricks
Building Supply in Dothan, AL.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 21, 2007,
at 2 p.m. at St. Columba, Catholic Church, Dothan,
AL. A reception will follow at the Peacock House, Cot-
tonwood, AL.


ONE OF MANY BOOKS by Felder Rushing.


First Apostolic Church schedules
professional portraits for fundraiser


I
-Servc oeace


First Apostolic Church
David W. King, pastor and
church congregation have
joined with professional por-
trait studios in fundraising
with a warm heart. They
hope to provide the perfect
opportunity to purchase a
most treasured gift, a family
portrait. These family por-
traits will be taken at First
Apostolic Church at 440 West
Orange Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL. Members of the


congregation will be selling
$5 coupons during the month
of February. Portraits will be
taken during the first week-
end of March 3 and viewed
on March 20, so purchasers
will receive their additional
portraits before Easter, April
8.
For information, call 892-
7882, or call Linda Campbell
at 892-2184, Karen King at
951-8867, or Glenda Penton
at 892-2057.


THANKS ATTENDEES,
HELPERS & SPONSORS
CHELCO & Triangle Chevrolet-Buick
Major Sponsors
Freeport Family & Preventive Medicine/Dr.
Thomas McKnight
Sunsations Spa & Salon
The Medicine Shoppe
Holiday Builders
North Okalossa Medical Center-
Healthy Woman Program



COOKING SCHOOL

Sponsors
Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes,
.llary Kay Consultant- Spndra Middlebrooks,
\lalton County Teacher's Federal Credit Union,
Healthmark Medical Arts Physicians,
First Apostolic Church- DeFuniak Springs,
Rhonda Skipper, Walton County Tax Collector,
.4 rmy Aviation Center Federal Credit Union,
Dress Gynecology & Associates, PA,
Okaloosa- Walton College OWC,
Northwest Florida Daily News,
Bayside Community Church,
American Finance FNB&T,
Room & More Furniture. Genisis Automotive.
Co remnant Ho spice, A.(i Edw'ards.
i, otfall Homes. H & R Block
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PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

FILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2007

Patrick P. Pilcher, Walton County Property Appraiser, reminds property owners who intend to make
application for Homestead Exemption, Veteran's Exemption, Additional Senior Exemption,
Agricultural Classification, Disability Exemption, or Widow's and Widower's Exemption, MARCH 1,
2007 is the absolute filing deadline.

If you plan to file your exemption for the first time, please bring with you a copy of your recorded
deed or tax receipt, the social numbers) of all owners of property, Florida driver's license number,
Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration number. If you are entitled to disability exemption,
please bring proof of disability (two doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on
a mobile home, please bring the title or registration certificate.

If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for Persons 65 and Older" your annual household
income cannot exceed $24,214 (adjusted annually) (proof will be required). Application must be
made each year.

If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please call 850-892-
8123 or 850-267-4500, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

You may file for exemptions at the following office locations of the Property
Appraiser Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


DeFuniak Springs
650 East Nelson Ave.


Santa Rosa Beach
31 Coastal Centre Blvd Suite 600


THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR FILING FOR 2007 EXEMPTIONS IS MARCH 1,
2007.


Now Open
"Our Place" Custom Framing
PHOTOS, ART, PRINTS, NEEDLE ART & MORE
108 Pisces Lane off Oakridge between 331 & Sunrise
By Appointment Call Skippy 850-892-3037
Art Lessons For Adults & Children
Call For Information


DID YOU BUILD

OR PURCHASE

A HOME

LAST YEAR?


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
"---- ALLISON
CARPENTER
and Dayton
Glass play ,
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side.
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THESE AWANA GIRLS proudly show off their AWANA
vests and badges.


Kissing pigs


for pennies


It-


PUCKER UP and come to Papa.


AWANA which stands for
approved workmen are not
ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15), is
anon-denominational Bible
centered youth and
children's ministry whose
goal is to reach boys and
girls with the word of God.
On Feb.11, at Westside
Baptist Church, AWANA
raised money for missionar-
ies by collecting pennies and
giving them to their choice
of Pastor Randy Nelson or
AWANA Director Cheryl
Hamilton. Whoever received
the least amount of pennies
collected had to kiss the pig.


The result was a tie, with
both Nelson'and Hamilton
having to pucker up.
The AWANA program con-
sists of children working in
workbooks based on Scrip-
ture memorization. Here,
they can earn badges and
awana dollars. Also included
are snacks and fun outdoor
activities. The program runs
approximately two hours.
Awana is open to all chil-
dren regardless of their
church affiliation.
For more information, call
Cheryl Hamilton 892-3260
or Charra Nelson 892-2721.


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CANDACE FREIBERGER gets up close and personal
with her new friend.


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TAYLOR OLWICK working on an AWANA project.


Baptist College of

Florida Preview

Day set for March 2


Persons who ever consid-
ered attending college or
continuing education, are in-
vited to attend Preview Day
*'at The Baptist College of
Florida (BCF) in Graceville,
Florida on March 2. Begin-
ning at 9:00 a.m., the faculty,
students, staff, and adminis-
tration at BCF will gather
together for the sole purpose
of sharing the BCF story.
Preview Day is one of the
most exciting days on cam-
pus as potential students
meet with faculty members,
visit with current students,
discuss degree require-
ments, obtain financial aid
information, and experience
campus life first hand.
The BCF registered
trademark "Changing the
World through the Unchang-
ing Word" is inked on the
campus stationery and em-
bedded within the hearts of
the faculty, staff, and admin-
istration. They are uncom-
promisingly committed to
providing the highest qual-
ity education for students
preparing for ministry. BCF


students prepare for minis-
tries that take them literally
all over the world.
.. Responding to God's call
on their lives, BCF students
come to Graceville to study
theology, missions, music,
leadership, education, and
counseling. The unparal-
leled education and training
received at BCF provides
the critical elements that
meet the challenges of an
ever changing environment.
Guests will be greeted by
Dr. Thomas A. Kinchen, BCF
President, and provided
with a multitude of educa-
tional opportunities avail-
able at BCF. As part of the
Spring Preview Day, pro-
spective students and their
families will take a tour of
the campus, participate in
divisional seminars, visit
classes, and eat lunch in the
Lake Vista Dining Hall. Par-
ents and students will be
given the chance to take part
in a roundtable discussion
with faculty, staff, and stu-
dents.
Join the BCF family on


Walton County Fairgrounds

Leonia Baptist Church

hosting Life Changing

Tour for youth, Feb 24


Leonia Baptist Church
will be hosting a Life Chang-
ing Tour, open to the grades
6-12, Saturday, Feb. 24th at
7'p.m. at the Walton County
Fairgrounds.


Admission is Free. Re-
freshments will be sold. Fea-
turing the Imitators Drama
Team, The Tim Flowers
Band and Tod Tanner as the
speaker.


Solid Rock Community Church
hosting revival February 25-28


Homecoming at Solid Rock
Community Church (Hwy.
83 and Joe Anderson Rd,) on
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 with
revival starting Sunday


night Feb. 25, through Wed.
Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. nightly, Rev.
Kenley Dunscomb will be
guest speaker.
Everyone is welcome.


February 23

Benefit dinner to be held

featuring the MaHarreys


The MaHarreys will be
performing a benefit sing for
Faith Temple Fellowship.
The event will take place


across from Outdoor Alumi-
num on Hwy. 52E in Geneva,
Alabama on February 23, at
7 p.m.


A college graduate said,
Dad, now I must choose a
field where my talent can be
used to the best advantage."
"Great," he -said.-`You can
haye that 100-acr, corn field."


You have talents. But
they're worth only what
you do with them. A plain
bar of iron is worth five dol-
lars. When made into
needles, $3,285; if.turned
into balance springs for
watches, $250,000.
The Living Bible
says,"God has given each of
us the ability to do certain
things well. Never be lazy
--in your work but s er v e
j.te Lord enIthusiastically."


h~rt~; ll~ P.l (J iz I simll I ElE j~ lii II] d


Dr. Orville Jenkins, Jr. and the
North Florida District Church of the
Nazarene has commissioned Rev.
Gary Monk and Rev. Eddie Harden to
start a new Nazarene Church in the
DeFuniak Springs, Florida area.
The first service will begin March 4 in the
Seventh Day Adventist Church
(532 Lakeview Drive, off 331 and Walton Road).
The afternoon service will begin at 2:00 pm.


DR. JOHNNY HUNT pastor of First Baptist Church,
Woodstock, Georgia, to speak at the Baptist Cbllege of
Florida.


March 2 for Preview Day. To
reserve a seat or to schedule a
campus visit at another time,
contact the admissions office


at 850-263-3261 ext 460 or
register online at
www.baptistcollege.edu.


Church Calendar

WALTON CARES, INC., in partnership with Angel
Food Ministries, has announced the start of a new food
distribution program beginning March 1, 2006.
The cost is $25 per unit. There are no restrictions or
limitations regarding eligibility.
Pay $25 for up to $70 worth of quality food. Food
Stamps are accepted.
Cash or food stamps only, paid at time of order. No
credit, no refunds. The office location is 44 Smith Road,
DeFuniak Springs.
Call 892-6616 for more information. All food is high
quality, fresh or frozen.
THE PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER of De-
Funiak Springs is offering a post-abortion class that
can free women from the bondage of guilt and grief that
follows an abortion.
For more information to register call the Pregnancy
Support Center, 850-892-7400. All services of the Preg-
nancy Support Center are free, caring and confiden-
tial.
The Pregnancy Support Center is a ministry of First
Baptist Church, DeFuniak Springs.

FOR SALE, "BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS COOK-
BOOKS," from Friendship Baptist Church. Those in-
terested can purchase a copy of Bountiful Blessings
Cookbook by calling Helen at 859-2744. The cost is $12
each. This cookbooks full of old and new recipes from
some really good cooks.

Send Your Church Events
to DeFuniak Herald
PO Box 1546 DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
or e-mail dfsherald@gmail.com


For more
information
call
(850)826-1140 or
(5o)623-1417


REVIVAL

Children's Home Assembly of God Church
is hosting a

REVIVAL!
Thursday, Feb. 22nd & Friday, Feb. 23rd
beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Todd Camp will be guest speaking.
Everyone is welcome to attend!

Children's Home Assembly of God Church
6974 County Hwy. 147W
Laurel Hill, FL 32567


COLLEGE AVENUE

CHURCH OF CHRIST
337 College Ave.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone: 850-892-5384
Website: college-avenue-churchofchrist.com

at D'E [he Scriptures Say:
7:30 Sun. AM on WZEP Radio 1460 on the AM dial

"A Moment of Reflection" three times daily,
Monday-Friday on WZEP Radio

Time of Services:
Sunday AM Bible Study: 9:00
Sunday Worship: 10:00 am & 6:00 pm
Wednesday PM. Bible Study: 7:00

Publisher of: "Speaking The Truth In Love."
Preaching the gospel of Christ in the Florida Panhandle, and
throughout other parts of the world.


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CHAUTAUQUA QUILTERS INVITE NEW and experi- quilting is welcome. The program will be adding three di-
enced quilters to meet together to enjoy their craft. CQ meets mensions to your quilting.
the second and fourth Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the First For more information, call Foye at 892-7069 or De at 892-
United Methodist Church of DeFuniak Springs at 88 Circle 6365.
Drive.
COME TO THE BOOKS ARE FUN BOOK FAIR sponsored
THE PIECEMAKERS QUILTING GUILD will meet Mon- by Healthmark's Blue Angels. The Fair will be in the lobby of
day, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Baptist Church, Healthmark Hospital, Hwy 33 IS, on March 1 from 8 a.m. to
910 Bay Avenue in DeFuniak Springs. Anyone interested in 4 p.m.

Florida Arts Congress announces deadlines


The Florida League of
Arts, Inc. announces dead-
lines for participation in the
FLA Arts Congress 2007.
Any vacancies in workshops
or seating will be filled on a
"first-come" basis.
The public is invited to re-
serve March 22-24 to partici-
pate in the FLA Arts Con-
gress at Niceville and Fort
Walton Beach, Florida.
Schools and home-school
parents need to pre-register
students for FLA clinical-
workshops by contacting
FLA Registar Anne Bennett
at 850-678-2236.


Exploratory student clini-
cal-workshops in 20 differ-
ent Arts & Humanities areas
will be between 8:45 a.m.
and 2 p.m. on Friday March
22 at Westminster Presbyte-
rian Church in Fort Walton
Beach.
FLA Delegates have addi-
tional activities Thursday
evening March 22 through
Saturday afternoon March
24 at the Holiday Inn in
Niceville and Okaloosa-Wal-
ton College campus in
Niceville.
Three general sessions


featuring brief performances
plus outstanding panels will
be held Friday March 23, in
the Gallery of Building "K"
(Bookstore and food services)
at Okaloosa-Walton College
in Niceville. The public is in-
vited to the following ses-
sions: 8:30 a.m. "Architecture
and Planning"; 10:15 "North
Florida History"; 1 p.m. "Ad-
ministration, Super vision,
and Evaluation in Arts & Hu-
manities."At 7:30 p.m. Friday
evening March 23 in the
O.W.C; main auditorium an
outstanding FLA Honors
Concert is scheduled for FLA


delegates and participants.,
Area citizens interested in
supporting the Arts and hu-
manities are urged to attend
the FLA Honors Concert.
This program represents
some of the best elementary,
secondary, professional, and
college areas, and some
promises to be rewarding to
those attending. Any citizen
who has donated $10 or more
to FLA can obtain Admission
to this concert. Locations will
be announced by the end of
February for those wishing to
make donations and receive
complimentary admissions.


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categories, including general interest, children's, cookbooks,
educational, inspiration, sports, African American, Spanish,
and more.
The Blue Angels use these funds to award scholarships to
students, and make donations to non-profit organizations
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Thoughts on the

grace that gladdens


by Dr. Robert M. Jaye
Paul has a wonderful tes-
timony in 2 Corinthians 12:9.
He has a revelation from God'
and a messenger from Satan
(V.7). Revelations and
buffetings, visions and
thorns made up much of his
Christian experience. We
who believe can expect much
of the same: burdened hearts
and glad experiences.
Note the Promiser in the
visions of Paul. He said, "My
grace is sufficient for thee."
The Lord made the promise
to Paul, and it is for us as
well. He who cannot lie, He
into whose lips grace has
been poured, He will give


overcome obstacles. It can
stay the power of sin within.
It resists the devil without.
It turns the dark shadows of
death into forerunners of
glory.
Note the promised result.
It brings gladness because of
the glory which comes to God.
It also brings power. The
power of Christ rested upon
Paul, the power he needed to
carry out the Lord's will for


his life and ministry. He re-
joiced in his weakness be-
cause the weakness caused
him to lean all the more on
the Lord's mighty promises.

Thus do we need to learn
to lean. Evermore put your
trust in the God who prom-
ises and has the grace to
carry out that which He
promises. To Him be glory for
ever and ever!


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

BEECHGROVE CHURCH OF GOD and pastor James Watkins
extend a warm welcome to everyone to attend their regular services.
Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.; morning worship at 11 a.m.; Sun-
day night services begin at 5 p.m. and Wednesday night services
begin at 6 p.m. The church is located six miles south of Ponce de
Leon on CR 183. For more information or directions call 836-4484.

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

COMMUNITY HOLINESS CHURCH is located at 971 W. Live Oak
Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Pastor Howard Taylor and congregation
welcomes you to join Spirit filled worship services where we II 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 cordially invited and welcome. For
a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-4704.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH Come meet and fellowship with other
real people who genuinely love the Lord. Sit under practical bible teach-
ing and preaching relevant to today s issues. Come let Jesus Christ
heal your body, save your marriage, touch your kids, and give hope to
the broken heart. Come dressed casual or Sunday best.,All are wel-
come and will fit in. No ties required. Seekers welcome. Come see for
yourself that we are sound, practical, God loving people who center
our lives around the person of Jesus Christ and a solid approach to
the Holy Scriptures. We do pray for the sick and needy, and believe in
the bible gospel of power to meet the human need. Sunday Worship:
10 AM & Weds. 7 PM, Teens: Weds. nights, Children s Church: Sun-
day mornings and Wed. nights. Cornerstone Church is located at 2044
Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak Springs. Ph. 892-2240.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH. Come join us each Sunday at 9:00
a.m. as we worship and praise our God, our Risen Savior and the
Holy Spirit. Church Services including Holy Communion are-held at
1200 Circle Drive, the RHD Building.
For more information, please contact Deacon Delvin Bender at
(850) 537-4120.

FIRST APOSTOLIC CHURCH at 440 Orange Ave. Church atten-
dance 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 en-
joyed having when the Christian church was first birthed! Our Sunday
services start at 10 a.m. for Sunday School for the children and wor-
ship 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 expe-
rience the Holy Ghost power the way God intended church to really
be!. If you have any questions or need ministry assistance, feel free
to call the church at 892-7882. Rev. David W. King, Pastor.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East
Live Oak Avenue. We cordially invite you to join our Fellowship of
Encouragement and come for Worship and Bible Study at the follow-
ing times: Sunday Bible Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship (10:30
a.m.), discipleship studies (5 p.m.) and evening worship (6:30 p.m.)
You are also encouraged to join us for prayer meeting at 6 p.m. on
Wednesday, 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 refresh-
ments and Adult Bible Study and children s Sunday School. Our Pas-
tor, 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 spe-
cific directions.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 1063 Circle Drive, De-
Funiak Springs, and Rev. John Napoli invite you to join with us through-
out the week for worship, fellowship, study and service. Sunday sched-
ule begins with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship at 11:00
a.m., nursery provided from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. downstairs in Educa-
tional Building. Monday-Youth-The Gathering-6th-12th grades at 5:30
p.m.; Wednesday-KIDZ CLUB-3:30-4:45 p.m.-1st-5th grades. Youth-
Amplify-6th-12th.grades at 6:00 p.m.; Rev. John leads a study for
everyone 6:15 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Choir practice at 6:30 p.m.


Women s Bible study groups are held throughout the month. For more
information call 892-5832.

, FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
located at 88 Circle Drive, Rev. Robert West, staff and congregation
wishes to invite you to join our family for activities on Sunday begin-
ning with Contem'porary Worship Service in sanctuary at 8:30 a.m.;
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. Com-
munion is observed at both morning services on first Sunday and
Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Other opportunities on Sun-
day include: UMYF Fellowship at 3 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Jr. UMYF and
Children (HIS Kids club), and Food Pantry every 3rd Sat. 7-9 a.m.
For more information, call 892-5332 or 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 invited. Location: just past the city limits on U.S. Hwy.
331 South.

FREEPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 340 St. Hwy. 20 E., POB
287, Freeport, FL 32439, phone and fax 835-2447. Bible Study is at 9
a.m. and Morning 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. Fellowship immediately follows the worship ser-
vice. All are cordially invited and welcomed. The following events are
held in the church Fellowship Hall Women of the church meet the
second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 751
and Cub Scout Pack 751 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Small Group
Activities are held each Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Pastor Keith Andrews
and the congregation of Glendale Presbyterian Church invite you to
worship each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School for all
ages begins at 9:30 followed by a time of fellowship at 10:30. A Com-
munity Men s Bible Fellowship meets in the church Fellowship Hall on
Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. All men are invited. GPC is located on
Hwy,. 83 about 9.5 miles north of DeFuniak Springs. We are a church
for today 'with historic roots. Find out more on the web at
www.glendalechurch.org. Call 859.0080 for more information.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of High-
way 90 on Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy.Head just before
the Okaloosa County line. Grace Community is a church committed
to historical Southern Baptist principles and believes that the Church
is called, not to reflect its culture, but to shape it. We believe that faith
must be lived as well as affirmed, therefore, right living derives from
right believing. We hold to a high view of Scripture believing the
Bible as our final authority and that it stands in judgement of us,
never do we stand in judgement of it. Sunday morning worship be-
gins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School at 11:00 and evening bible study
at 6:00. Wednesday night prayer meeting at 6:30. If you are tired of
playing church, come help us shape the culture where we-are learn-
ing 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. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. We are
located at 117 Graham Ave. Rev. Cecil Williams and the entire con-
gregation 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 EUCHEE VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is lo-
cated in the Euchee Valley Community at the intersection of County
Highway 183 South and 280 East. Minister Durl Odom and the con-
gregation cordially invites you to come and worship with us in Sunday
School at 9:45 a.m. and Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. The congre-
gation extends a very special welcome to come visit or make us your
church home.

HISTORIC SAINTAGATHAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH is located at
144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday Eucharist, Rite II, is
celebrated at 10:15 a.m. The Eucharist is also celebrated on Wednes-
days 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 wel-
come. 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 DeFuniak Springs, cordially invites you to come and worship
with us in Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship services,
at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Choir Practice is Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.
and church training study at 5 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at
6:30 p.m. The congregation extends a very special welcome to come
visit or make us your church home. We practice Love one another.
A nursery is provided.

JESUS LOVES YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE ... SO DO WE at
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 295 Hwy. 331 N., DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32433. 850-892-7112. PASTOR: Randy Nelson 892-2721. Sun-
day School 9:45 AM, Church 11:00 AM, Sunday Evening 6:00 PM,
Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM. Awana for children on Sunday eve-
nings from 4:30 to 6:15. For more information, call Cheryl at 892-
3260.

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835-5111, Fax 835-0123. Our services and activities are as follows:
SUNDAY SERVICES: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Wor-
ship and Children s Church 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
MIDWEEK SERVICES: Bible Study & Prayer and Youth Services,
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Midweek Prayer Service, Tuesday 7:00 p.m./
Daily Prayer, Mon.-Fri, 5:30 a.m. We provide a nursery for our Sun-
day Worship Services. Pastor Louis Taunton and congregation would
like to invite anyone wishing to experience the love of God to come
join us for any of our services.

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE MINISTRIES, a Home Missions Church
within the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. (ALJC). We believe.
in the love, mercy, and life changing power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Come and go with us as we walk the Glory Road, according to the
scriptural teachings and not the traditions of men. Sunday Services
are being held at the DeFuniak Springs Community/Civic Cqnter
beginning at 10 a.m. For prayer, Bible Studies, or more information,'
call us at 892-7754. Rev. Larry Adams, Teacher/Preacher..

OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH, 6753 State Hwy. 2 East,
Darlington, FL. We are reaching out to the lost, hurting, hungry, and
naked. Pastor Rev. Curtis Manning and his congregation would like
to invite you to attend services with them. Sunday School for all ages
is at 10 a.m. Children s Church and Sunday morning worship is at 11
a.m. Wednesday night prayer and teaching is at 7 p.m. Nursery is
provided for all services if needed. Gospel Sing every first Saturday.
Come enjoy our anointed praise and worship, and be 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 Cel-
ebrating the Love and Glory of Christ. You are invited to experience
personal relationship with God and join in worship to the Almighty
God. Sunday services include age-graded small group Bible studies
at 9:00 a.m. and Morning Worship time beginning at 10:30. Encour-
agement continues Sunday. evenings with Discipleship Training
classes at 5:00 p.m. and Worship at 6:00. Wednesday evening ac-
tivities begin at 6:00 with choir practice, followed at 7:00 with G-Force
for children, activities for youth and a Bible study and prayer time for
adults. The church is located 2-1/2 miles west of US Hwy. 331, and 1
mile south of Bob Sikes Road on Pleasant Ridge Road. Call the church
office (850) 892-3500 for more information.

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH located at the intersec-
tion of Hwy. 1883 & 183 invites you to Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Worship Service 11 a.m., Discipleship Training and Bible Drill 5 p.m.,
Evening Service 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting Wed. 7 p.m. Please come
worship God with us.

SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 1307 Hwy. 278 (Coy Burgess
Loop) DeFuniak Springs, FL. Sunday School: 8:45 a.m.; Worship
Service: 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service: 6:00 p.m.; Wednes-
day Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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

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

THE SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH and its congregation
cordially invite you to attend services with us. Sunday School is at 10
a.m. Sunday Evening Services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday Services
are at 7 p.m. The church is'temporarily located at 26 Joe Anderson
Road (North 83 Community Church building) while our new church is
being constructed at our permanent location. Our Pastor is Rev. Larry
Murphy. Please come ready to worship and expecting a blessing!

VICTORY LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Highway 90 at
the Mossy Head Community Center across from the Mossy Head
general store. We would like to extend to all an invitation to come
and join us and be blessed. We are a church dedicatedto serving
Jesus and spreading his wonderful word. Let us share the light of
God s word with you. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed
by Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m. Each Sunday we have a fellow-
ship 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.

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


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

qOS qj1RES I Cosson
Mrs. Mary J. Cosson, 84,
of Cedar Creek, NE, passed
Yates, of DeFuniak Springs, away on Feb. 16, 2007, at
FL, Howard Yates, of New her residence. She was
Hope, FL, Randall Yates, of born on April 27, 1922 in
Darlington, and Johnny Houston, MS to her father
Yates, of Darlington; two and mother Mr. Roy Davis
-. .daughters, Martha Mc- and Mrs. Lois Paden Davis.
"' Cormick of Geneva, AL and Cossson was preceded in
Sue McCormick of Dar- death by her husband,
lington. She is also survived Shelley A. Cosson; her fa-
by 18 grandchildren, 34 their and mother; one
great-grandchildren and four brother, Roy Davis, and one
great-great grandchildren. sister, Martha Reynalds.
Yates is also survived by Cosson is survived by
her two brothers, Edward her two daughters, Mary
Melvin, of New Orleans, LA and husband, Don Muntz,
and Jack Melvin, of Chipley, Debbie and husband, Tom
YATES FL; four sisters, Lois Jackson, Knutson, both of Cedar
Yates of Graceville, FL, Velma Gre- Creek NE; one son, Alfred
gory, of New Orleans, LA, (Bub) and wife, Debi
Ms. Gertrude Mae Yates, Stella Coley, of Clearwater, Cosson, of Murdock, NE; 11
85, of Darlington, FL, FL, and Mable Melvin of grandchildren; five great-,
passed away Feb. 17, 2007. Chipley, FL. grandchildren; two step-
She was born Dec. 18,1921 Funeral services were con- sons, Larry and wife,
in Largo, FL to father Mose ducted Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 Janine Cossson, of Panama
H. Melvin and mother Annie at Darlington Baptist City, FL, Butch and wife
Jewell Bailey. Church with Pastors Frank Rita Cosson of Lynn Ha-
Yates had been a lifelong McIntosh and Terry Smith ven, FL.
resident ofWestville, FL. She officiating. A time of visitation will
was Baptist by faith and was Burial followed in the be held from 6-8p.m.,
a faithful member of Darlington Baptist Church Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007
Darlington Baptist Church. Cemetery. at Clary-Gleniri Funeral
Yates is survived by her Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park
five sons, Raymond Eugene Home was entrusted with Avenue, DeFuniak Springs,
Yates, of Darlington, Wade the arrangements. FL 32435.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 10 a.m.
a Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at
lHarrison Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Pauline Inez Harrison, 91, son Jerry Harrison, and Church of DeFuniak
of Liberty, passed away brothers and sisters. Springs, with Revs. Larry
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 at. Harrison is survived by Watts and Owen Smith of-
Healthmark Regional Medi- -her two daughters, Amber ficiating.
cal Center. She was born Oct. Dean Harrison, of Liberty, Floral arrangements are
25, 1915 in Coffee County, and Burline Andrews, of eing accepted.
AL. Pensacola, FL; two sisters, Burial will follow in the
Harrison had been a life- Lillian Andrews, of Ft. Wal- Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
long resident of Liberty since ton Beach, FL and Hazel of DeFuniak Springs.
1948. She was Assembly of Tidwell, of Midland City, AL- Clary-Glenn Funeral
God by faith and a member and two grandsons, Michael Home is entrusted with the
of the Liberty Assembly of and Shawn Andrews. arrangements.
God Church for over 50 Graveside services were
years. She worked in the conducted Thursday, Feb. 15,
sewing factory in Florala, 2007 at Cluster Springs
AL, and at Continental Ap- Cemetery, with Minister H ospice
parel in DeFuniak Springs. Maxwell McKee officiating.
She also worked as a lOOkin for
caregiver for several years. Clary-Glenn Funeral
Harrison was preceded by Home was entrusted with
her father and mother, one the arrangements. VOlunteers

Hospice of the Emerald
Gillis. Coast has volunteer oppor-
tunities in Fort Walton,
Faye Gillis, of Dickinson, Gillis officiating. Crestview, Milton, Destin,
TX,'passed away on Feb. 12, The Gillis family would and DeFuniak Springs to:
2007, at UTMB in Galveston, like to express our deep ap- *Read to patients/take
TX, and was born Aug. 12, preciation to all those who them for walks
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FL. with our mother. She was their life
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sons, David Gillis, and wife, and her work became a great nally ill patients and their
Janie and children, Amy part of her life. The families in their homes as
Cmaidalka and husband, well-being of her-customers well as in facility settings.
Brian, and Chris Lamar and their families was al- Call Teresa Smith at
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Miray and children, Kristen her. The numerous inquiries details.
and Amber, Tommy Gillis, from families and friends
and wife, Miki, and children, show what an impact she had
Tyler and Kacee; daughter, on people's lives. We thank
Kathy Gillis and son, Aaron everyone for their thoughts, -
Ramber, and wife, Chantal prayers, and kind words for -. .'' ..
and great- grandchild, Haley. our Faye.
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2007, at Euchee Valley Cem- Home was entrusted with
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Perhaps you sent a lovely
card or sat quietly in a chair.
Perhaps you sent a funeral
spray, if so we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kind-
est words, as any friend could
say. Perhaps, you were not
here at all but thought of us
this day. Perhaps you brought
a bowl or a dish of food, "We
thank you."
Whatever you did to console
our heart. May God our Father
bless each of you with his love.
Thank you,
Timothy (Tim) Anderson
family


A Special Thank You

To Sheriff Ralph Johnson, the Honor Guard and all
the law enforcement officers of the Walton County
Sheriff's Department, for your heartfelt compassion, sup-
port and assistance in the funeral services of Deputy
Harold Michael Altman.
Your support and dedication went above and beyond
the call of duty that expressed the camaraderie of a true
family within your department. For this we commend the
entire Walton County Sheriff's Department, may God
bless you during the time of loss of a fellow officer.
Damascus Pentecostal
Ministries Church,
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SPORTS
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state wrestling title


By PATRICK CASEY
South \alton High School
junior O)die Delaney cap-
tured all four of his matches
atthe (Class A wrestling state
tournament in Lakeland
over the weekend to bring
home the individual state
championship in the 1S9-
pound class.
. Delaney defeated Lee
Laxton of Li\e Oak Sutairee
by a 6-4 decision to claim the
title in the championship
match, avenging a loss to
Laxton at the Region meet a


eek earlier Delarinev pinned
his first three opponents to
reach the fin al match.
"Odie had a great run this
year." David Barron coinm-
meneIted, Delaney's head
coach in football. Barrotn was
on hand for the match in
Lakeland. "His experience
last year %%as invaluable in
getting read\ for this -eason
and it showed in Lakekland."
Delaney finished fourth in
2006 at the state meet and
will hopefully be able to de-
fend his state title as a senior


next season Delaney fin-
ilhed his junior year with a
43-2 match rtec-ord.
Garret Fincke and
Juwayne Tanner also took
part in the state tournament
\\itih each winning their
(opening match before losing
their next two to finish with
1-2 records. Fincke competed
in the 112-pound class while
Tanner took part in the 275-
pound class.
South Walton High School
is currently the only county
school with a wrestling pro-
gram.


SWHS WRESTLERS going to regionials arc: Front: Dant Dunwald and Howard obung(left.
to right) Taylor Cawiezelle, Garrett Fincke, Jesse Cannon, Odie Delaney, Juwayne Tanner,
Chris Sims, Mason GonzalezRear: Coach Carey Nick.


Paxton nips FAMU


Is at Malone


By PATRICK CASEY
The Paxton Lady Bobcats
got past Tallahassee FAMU
High School in the second
round last week only to fall
to Malone in the Class A Re-
gion final on Saturday night.
Paxton exorcized one tor-
mentor in the second round
as they beat FAMU 44-42 in
Tallahassee, to get past the
Baby Rattlers for the first
time in three years. FAMU
had put an end to the Bob-
cats season the previous two
'years, including a 45-42 win
in Paxton in 2006, only to see
the Bobcats return the favor
in 2007.
Senior Breezy Zorn led the
,vay as she scored 20 points,
including five 3-point shots
o keep Paxton ahead for
niost of the second half.
:'aryllyn Gilbert added 12
points and was the only other
obcat player to reach
,double figures.
Paxton got off to a slow
start as FAMU opened a 7-0
Bead in the first quarter, only
'o see the Bobcats settled
&xown and take a 15-14 lead
after the first eight minutes,
mainly due to Gilbert scoring
jine of her 12 points in the
first period to carry the team
early.
i Paxton opened up a 23-15
lead in the second quarter
only to have FAMU close
with a 10-1 run to hold a 25-
24 halftime lead. Center
Keishara Green led the way
with eight first half points
and FAMU stayed in the
game with free throw shoot-
ing as they hit 9-of-15 shots
from the charity line in the
opening half of play.
Zorn helped Paxton rally


in the third quarter as she
nailed three of her five 3-
pointers in that period, help-
ing Paxton to a 36-34 lead
after three quarters. FAMU,
which struggled all night
from the perimeter, contin-
ued to miss short shots and
struggle with ball-handling
as the Bobcats clung to the
slim lead entering the fourth
quarter.
The game, which was
played at a slow-moving,
half-court pace, slowed down
even more in the fourth quar-
ter as each possession be-
came critical. Zorn added
another five points from the
floor during the last eight
minutes, and got tangled up
with backup guard Erica
Collins of FAMU with 2:30
left in the contest to draw a
foul from the Rattler player.
Collins, who disagreed with
the call, swung at and missed
Zorn, drawing a technical
foul, then followed Zorn to
the Paxton bench and
punched her in the back of
the head to draw a second
technical and an ejection.
Paxton fans reacted with
obvious vehemence at the at-
tack, and it took several min-
utes for calm to settle down
participants and 'fans alike
as the referees sorted out the
repercussions.
Paxton was awarded four
free throws and possession of
the ball, with Gilbert making
two of the free shots to in-
crease the lead to 44-40. Pax-
ton promptly turned over the
ball and FAMI took advan-
tage with a basket to cut the
score to 44-42 with 90 sec-
onds left in the game.
Paxton ran the clock down


to 30 seconds only to be
fouled while trying to run out
the clock. Sophomore Stevie
Davidson went to the line,
but missed a pair of shots as
the Rattlers grabbed posses-
sion and one last chance to
tie or win the game.
FAMU, despite a pair of
opportunity to hit shots to
win the game, came up short
as the last shot with two sec-
onds fell short of the basket,
giving Paxton a berth into
the third round.
FAMU (17-8) got 12 points
from center Keishara Green,
but could not overcome 18
turnovers and poor shooting
in the loss. Collins tearfully
apologized to Paxton Head
Coach Herb Haddock after
the game in front of the Pax-
ton team bus for the alterca-
tion with Zorn.
"Children make mis-
takes," Haddock told her
while giving her a consoling
hug.
"Breezy played well and
we were able to keep them
from getting every rebound
despite their size," he com-
mented after the win.
Things did not go as well
for the Bobcats in Malone on
Saturday night in the Region
1, Class A final. Paxton got
in foul trouble on the road
and eventually had four play-
ers foul out as Malone cap-
tured a 67-58 win to advance
to the Final Four in Lake-
land this week.
Malone shot 40 free
throws to Paxton's 12, fur-
ther stressing the impor-
tance of playing at home,
where the calls tend to be a
little more plentiful.


The Bobcats rallied from
a 17-point deficit to get
within 51-50 in the fourth
quarter, but the Bobcats be-
gan losing players to foul
trouble and succumbed in
the end.
Paxton (27-3) got 22 points
from Breezy Zorn and 12
from Maryllyn Gilbert in the
loss.
Tourney Notes: Paxton is
3-3 versus Malone in the


state playoffs and 2-2 against
FAMU in the school's playoff
history. Malone has knocked
Paxton out of the playoffs
three times with Tallahassee
Maclay and FAMU doing so
twice over the years. Paxton
is 27-11 in the state playoffs,
in school history. Paxton is 8-
0 in four trips to the state
tournament, the last in 1996-
97. No other team that has
played in eight games at the
Final Four has won them all,


Bradenton Southeast won
their first seven at the Final
Four before losing the state
championship game in 2003.
The Malone game was the fi-
nal game for seniors Tareisa
Reese, Breezy Zorn, Alena
Martin and Carlithia
Musgrove. Paxton did not
lose a game at home this sea-
son, and Malone was the only
true road loss. The Bobcats
lost two games in December
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


Area high school
scores

By CHUCK HINSON

Feb 12
Softball
South Walton 5, Freeport
0: South Walton's Shelby
Watson had 14 strikeouts on
the way to a victory over
intracounty rival, South Wal-
ton.
Kathryn Kenner had two
runs for the Seahawks.
Chelsea Whitfield and Brit-
tany Jay each had two hits
for South Walton.
Scores per inning:
FHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SWHS 0 0 0 2 0 3 x 5

Walton 18, Rocky Bayou 3:
Walton's Tiffany Brantley
had three hits and three runs
in the Lady Braves' destruc-
tion of Rocky Bayou in just
five innings of play.
Summer Renfro and Faith
Kennemur each had two hits
for the Braves.
Walton capped the game in
the third and fourth inning
as they racked up 16 runs in
just those two times at bat.
Scores per inning:


'i


-. ..


I


FREEPORT'S NICOLE DYKES waits for the right pitch
during their game against intracounty rival Walton. Photo
by Chuck Hinson.


RBCS 0 2 0 0 1 3
WHS 0 1 7 9 1 18

Feb. 13
Baseball
South Walton 16, Baker 6:
It only took five innings for
the South Walton Seahawks
to seal the victory.
Jake Wright got the win for


South Walton on the mound
with 11 strike outs, and con-
tributed two runs.
Joseph Williamson led the
scoring drive with three hits
and three RBIs. Devin
Barnett had two hits scored
twice and brought in two
runs.
SWHS 0 0 7 9 0 16


BHS 1 0 5 0 0 6

Feb. 15
Basel all
Ponce de Leon: It only took
two innings for the Niceville
Eagles to run away with the
game as they beat the Pi-
rates in six innings due to the
mercy rule.
Austin Wood won the game
on the mound for Niceville by
striking out seven and hav-

ko


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WALTON'S DEVIN
RICHARDSON winds up
and lets it fly across
homeplate for a strike., The
Lady Braves beat Freeport, 8-
3. Photo by Chuck Hinson.


SOUTH WALTON'S SHELBY WATSON had 14 strikeouts
on their way to a victory over intracounty rival Freeport. The
Lady Seahawks shut out the Lady Bulldogs, 5-0. Photo by


Chuck Hinson.


ing no walks.
Scores per inning:
PdL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
NHS 6 3 0 0 1 1 11

Softball
Arnold 3, South Walton 1:
Chelsea Whtiney was the
only player to get a run
knocked in against Arnold.
Scores per inning:
SWHS 0 0'0 0 0 1 0 -1
AHS 0 2 0 0 0 1 x-3


Walton 8, Freeport 3:
Devin Richardson had a posi2
tive day on the mound for tlh
Braves as she got her sece
ond season win and defeated
intracounty rival, Freeport.'
Jesse Tucker went 3-for-5
for Walton. Summer Renfro
added a hit and two RBIs.
Scores per inning:
WHS 3 0 0 4 0 1 0 8
FHS 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3


Walton boys fall to Marianna


By PATRICK CASEY
The third time was not the
charm as the Marianna Bull-
dogs eliminated the Walton
Braves from the Class 3A
boys basketball playoffs with
a 72-46 win in the opening
round.

Walton, which had lost to


the Bulldogs in the previous
two regular season meetings,
did not have an answer for
Marianna's size on the inte-
rior and hot shooting from
the floor as the Bulldogs built
a 39-22 halftime lead.

Dylan Laird tried to keep
Walton in it as the junior


pumped in 20 points, but
Walton could not stop Bran-
don Gibson and Jadrian Gil-
bert as the two gobbled up
rebounds and converted
short shots into points for the
home Bulldogs.
Walton (17-11) could not
shake point guard Larel
Jackson loose as he was held


to two points in the contest
as Marianna (17-9) was able
to utilize a deep bench to ad-
vance to the second round.

Game Notes: The Walton-
Marianna series is even at
13-13 dating back to the
1992-93 season as Marianna
claimed all three games this


season. Jerry Hester is 86-48
in five seasons as Walton's
head coach. Walton had no
seniors finish the year on the
Braves roster. The squad
played hard despite being
out-rebounded in several
games late in the year. Wal-
ton qualified for the playoffs
for the third straight season,


something that has hap-
pened only two times in Walh
ton boys basketball history.
If Walton qualifies for the
playoffs in 2008, it would
mark the first time the school
has ever done so in boys bas-
ketball four straight seasons.
Walton is 7-15 in the state
playoffs.


Freeport breaks


record, hosts semifinal


By CHUCK HINSON
You thought you.were at an
NBA game last Thursday
night as the Freeport Bull-
dogs and the Ponce de Leon
Pirates were battling it out
for the Class 2A regional
quarterfinals. But it was the
team that was conditioned
better for the night and, in
this case, had great crowd
support to keep the 75-67
Freeport victory at home.
The Bulldogs (19-10) came
firing back every time Ponce
de Leon scored or whenever
they might have trailed.
From the very first baskets
by Freeport's Jamey Goddin
and Aaron Knight, the game
was on and heading for one
of the most memorable in
both schools' history.
The score was tied twice in
the first quarter, but in the
second quarter, the lead flip-
-flopped hands five times be-
fore Ponce de Leon ended the
first half with a 26-24 lead.
The third quarter, Ponce
jumped ahead and got their
biggest lead with a 34-29
lead. Freeport didn't rest
and within a minute Goddin,
Devon Grant and Travis
Wilburn fired in six points


combined and took the lead
again at 35-34.
The fourth quarter seemed


to be falling apart for Free-
port, with three turnovers in
the first two minutes. Ponce
de Leon took advantage of all
t.he Freeport mistakes and
scored eight points.
Freeport was going to
prove that they were in it
until the end.
The lead swapped seven


times in the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter, the Bull-
dogs went to the foul five
time and hit 6 out of 10 at-
tempts. In the first half, the
Bulldogs only hit 1-of-9 shots
at the free throw line.
In the fourth quarter, the

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of February 2007


PONCE DE LEON'S
CODY CARROLL looks for
the net and takes the shot to
give the Pirates two mor
points on the board in the
Class 2A regional
quarterfinals against Free-
port. Photo by Chuck Hinson.


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Christian Country
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Chnstian Country

Music Videos

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Chistian Country
Gaither Homecoming

Music Videos

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Southern Gospel
Joni Lamb
Christian Country
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Music Videos

Concert

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Hometown Morning Show


IBA News
Harvest Show

700 Club

Les Feldick
Joyce Meyer
Morgan & Morgan
Victory Thru Jesus

Southern Gospel
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Music Videos
Chnstiain Country
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700 Club

Les Feldick
Joyce Meyer
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Southern Gospel

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Les Feldick
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Juesse Duplntis
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Paula White
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


Harvick sweeps

weekend.as NASCAR

clamps down


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By GHUCK HINSON
It was all celebrating to
Kevin Harvick this past
weekend as he rolled across
the finish line the winner for
the Busch Series Orbitz 300
and the winner of grandaddy
of all races, the Daytona 500.
It was just what the officials
and NASCAR needed to skirt
the issues of cheating and
scandal that has plagues the
organization since last sum-
mer.
The photo finish at the end
of the race and the excite-
ment that the entire week-
end brought, was just enough
to help heal the sour taste in
thousands of racing fans
mouth over the latest "bust"
by NASCAR officials. It cen-
tered around the latest pe-
nalizing of teams and their
crews for infractions against
the organization.
The engines were firing
back up, the stands were
packed to capacity and some
teams remain on the
naughty list. It refers to the
trouble from over a week ago
in Daytona with three teams
that are being pinpointed for
cheating during the qualifi-
cation round of the Daytona
500, the biggest race of the
season.
Just last year, NASCAR
officials thought they made
a clear and well-understood
point when they suspended
crew cheif Chad Knaus after
cheating while preparing
Jimmie Johnson's race car.'
Johnson was not banned
from the track and still went
on to win the Daytona 500.
He then capped off his im-
pressive season by winning
the Nextel Cup title. And no
questions were raised by
NASCAR or the fans, until
now.
The officials said last sum-
mer that would make it a
point to crack down on
violators, and this past week
they have done just what
they promised.
Kasey Kahne, Matt
Kenseth, Scott Riggs and
Elliott Sadler failed their car
inspections over a week ago,
but the drivers say that they
did not know of the infrac-
tions and say they should not
be penalized.
No matter who's fault,
NASCAR clamped down and
docked all four drivers points
before the season even
started and all four crew
cheifs were suspended for up
to four races. This came just
a week after the opening race
for NASCAR at Daytona.
NASCAR is now trying to
get the infractions under con-
trol, while at the same time
keeping fans interested in
the sport without having to
be bombarded with rules,
penalties and upset drivers.
Is it a bitter crew cheif who
is trying to get his driver
fined and potentially sus-
pended from the race? It is a


crooked car owner that will
do anything to have the
Nextel trophy proudly dis-
played in his office? Or is it
the driver that will stop at
nothing, lie about everything
and just do whatever it takes
to be on the top of the points
chart?
Well NASCAR officials are
back in the spotlight again
and this time, times four. It
is even being suggested that
the driver's hit the pavement
walking as well.
NASCAR officials say that
there is a fine line between
being unsure what is legal
and out right cheating. Many
say that if the drivers are
suspended, that would pun-
ish fans for mistakes that the
driver or the driver's team
has made prior to race in-
spection.
Here is a suggestion, stop
posing for the cameras and
papparazi and shining your
helmets, and make sure that
everything on your racing car
is on the legal side!
Some say blame NASCAR.
Even though they suspend
the crew members and cheif,
pile the infractions up
against the team, fine the
drivers points and cash, the
problems still remain and
now more frequently.
NASCAR officials say they
are aware of the problems
and are trying to make
changes within the organiza-
tion. Despite their avid at-
tempts, many of those who
race and are fans say that
cheating, ifjust slightly, is all
part of the fun like tapping
another driver's bumper
while going around a curve
doing 150 miles an hour.
With that attitude, things
will never be on the up-and-
up in the sport of car racing.
It is like the pro baseball
league and their never-end-
'ing trouble with steroids. Ap-
parently neither can get
enough of the "juice."
But unlike the pro ball
players, if they are caught
snorting, popping, inhaling,
or consuming illegal drugs,
they are sent immediately to
rehab, suspended from the
game for an indefinite time
and ridiculed in the public
eye for months on end, just
before his career is capped off
with a court date.
Same needs to go for those
who cheat in NASCAR.
It is time that all drivers,
crews, crew cheifs, owners
and even fans are on the
same page when it comes'to
racing and the rules. Instead
of the crew chiefs blaming
the officials, the driver
blaming the owner and the
owner blaming the pit
crew, it is time to take re-
sponsibility and face the con-
sequences.
Be it a lap around the vic-
tory circle, or a trip to rehab
for not telling the truth. Take
your medicine!


2007 NEXTEL Cup Series schedule


Date Venue Laps
2/25 California Speedway 250
3/11 Las Vegas Speedway 267
3/18 Atlanta Speedway 325
3/25 Bristol Motor Speedway 500
4/1 Martinsville Speedwway 500
4/15 Texas Motor Speedway 334
4/21 Phoenix Speedway 312
4/29 Talladega Speedway 188
5/5 Richmond Raceway 400
5/12 Darlington Speedway 367
5/19 Lowe's Motor Speedway variousu
5/27 Lowe's Motor Speedway 400
6/3 Dover Int'l Speedway 400
6/10 Pocono Raceway 200
6/17 Michigan Speedway 200
6/24 Infineon Speedway 110
7/1 New Hampshire Speedway 300
7/7 Daytona Int'l Speedway 160
7/15 Chicagoland Speedway 160
7/29 Indianapolis Speedway 160
8/5 Pocono Raceway 200
8/12 Watkins Glen Int'l 90
8/19 Michigan Int'l Speedway 200
8/25 Bristol Motor Speedway 500
9/2 California Speedway 250
9/8 Richmond Int'l Speedway 400
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9/23 Dover Int'l Speedway
9/30 Kansas Speedway
10/7 Talladega Speedway
10/13 Lowe's Motor Speedway
10/21 Martinsville Speedway
10/28 Atlanta Speedway
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway
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188
334
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325
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263 FOX
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400 FOX
500 TNT
400 TNT
224 TNT
317.4 TNT
400 TNT
400 TNT
400 ABC/ESPN
500 ABC/ESPN
220.5 ABC/ESPN
400 ABC/ESPN
266.5 ABC/ESPN
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400 ABC
400. 5 ABC
500.08 ABC
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263 ABC
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FMS Student

of the Month
Joseph Brown is Freeport
Middle School's Kiwanis
February Student of the
Month. The eighth grade
teachers think he is a won-
derful student.
School personnel say that
Joseph is dedicated and hard
working. "We can always
count on Joseph to be giving
his full attention in class."
Joseph is kind and always
on his best behavior. We wish
him the best of luck in the
future!

Keatts
graduated
basic training
Army Pvt. Leonard F.
Keatts III has graduated
from basic combat training at
Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
He is the nephew of Frank
Sokolich, of Nowling Drive,
DeFuniak Springs, and
Ronald Jourdain, of Loch
Ness Road, Towson, MD.
Keatts is a 2002 high
school graduate of Gulf Coast
Community College,
Panama City, FL.

White
graduates
from basic
training
Army Pvt. Michael R.
White has graduated from
basic combat training at
Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC
White earned distinction as
an honor graduate.
He is the brother of Grace
White of Santa Rosa Beach,
FL. The private is a 2000
graduate of Freeport High
School.


Place


FREEPORT'S DEVON GRANT blocks a two-point shot at-
tempt by Ponce de Leon's Cody Carroll. The Bulldogs went
on to beat Ponce de Leon and advanced to the Class 2A re-
gional finals. Photo by Chuck Hinson.


Date


Walton County Coastal Systems Library
336 Loop Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Niceville City Hall Council Chamber
208 N. Partin Drive (SR 285)
Niceville, FL 32578

Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, FL 32541

Fort Walton Beach Library
185 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Charles M. Walthall Agricultural Building
5479 Old Bethel Road
Crestview, FL 32536


Monday
February 26, 2007


Monday,
February 26, 2007


Tuesday
February 27, 2007


Tuesday
February 27, 2007


Wednesday
February 28, 2007


Bulldogs had their highest
scoring period ofthe season
with an impressive 35 points.
Ponce de Leon had 25.
Josh Whiddon led the scor-
ing drive for the Pirates and
also was the game-high
scorer with 22 points. Cody
Carroll added another 21,
points.
For the Bulldogs, Anthony
Brown led the scoring drive
with 19 points.
Other Ponce de Leon scor-
ers included: Kyle Schull
with 9 points; Caylon Friend
and Dylan Skinner with 6
points each; and Jesse Paulk
with 3 points.
Other scorers for Freeport
included: Aaron Knight with
18 points; Jamey Goddin, 15;
Devon Grant, 14; Travis
Wilburn, 8; andAdam Brush
with 1 point.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 14 10 19 32 75
PdL 12 14 16 25 67


DEAN SHAW IN THE 29 CHEVROLET started the 2007 race season with a clean sweep
in the 15th annual "Winter Nationals" at Southern Raceway in Milton,FL. Shaw won the'
heat race and from the outside pole, dominating the feature event with a first place with:
Shaw would like to thank his 2007 sponsors: "The Proven Professionals", Naylor Realty,
JCPenney Catalog Merchant, RadioShack, S&S Electronics Inc., Shaw Rentals, and Mom
& Dad.


Time


6:00 p.m.



6:00 p.m.



6:00 p.m.



6:00 p.m.



6:00 p.m.


Purpose

You will be asked to review and comment on three Cost Feasible Plan alternatives for the year 2030;
provide answers to the questions listed below; and complete a comment sheet.

Issues and topics to be discussed


Roadway Projects.
Public Transportation Projects.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects.
Intelligent Transportation System.


If you have questions about the 2030 Transportation Plan for the Okaloosa-Walton Transportation
Planning Organization, please call:

Gary Kramer, Senior Transportation Planner
West Florida Regional Planning Council
3435 North 12th Avenue
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Ph. (850) 595-8910 Fax. (850) 595-8967 E-mail: kramerq(awfrpc.dst.fl.us
Web Site: www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/owtpo

The Okaloosa- Walton TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to this meeting in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Iand /or language requirements, other than English.
Please notif/V Ms. El/ie Roberts /ofaccess or language rcequirl'ements at (850) 595-8910 e.t. 218 at least 48
hours in advance


ATTENTION!!!
TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE
CITIZEN INPUT INVITED

We Need Your Help

The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization is updating its year 2030 Transportation Plan.
What roadway, bicycle/pedestrian, and public transportation projects should be cost feasible in the year
2030? Come and let us know what you think.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


PDL girls head to Lakeland


By PATRICK CASEY
Mary Howes scored 12
points and the Ponce de Leon
(PDL) Pirates held
Cottondale to ten first half
points as the Pirates won the
Region 1, Class 2A final 37-'
28 in front of a near-capacity
crowd at home on Saturday
night.
PDL led 20-10 at halftime
as the Hornets struggled to
connect on shots from the
floor throughout the entire
contest. The Pirates went
through a cold stretch in the
third quarter, as they were
outscored 7-2 in the period to
see the lead trimmed to 22-
17 entering the fourth.
However, the Pirates
would not be denied as they
held off the Hornets with
solid rebounding and defense
to earn their third win
against the club in four tries
this season. The two squads
played twice in the regular
season, with both squads
winning on their home floor.
PDL won both the district
tournament final at Panama
City Bozeman and the third
round state playoff game,.
which the Pirates were able
to host, due to winning the
district two weeks earlier.
PDL (23-6) reached the fi-
nal after winning on the road
at West Gadsden in the sec-
ond round 55-21. PDL built
a 31-7 lead at halftime and
never looked back in elimi-
nating the Panthers. Senior
Lacey Griffin scored 19
points while Mary Howes
added 13 in that contest.


Ponce de Leon will travel
to Lakeland this week to take
on the top team in the state
in Class 2A, Orlando First
Academy (27-3): The game
will be played on Thursday,
February 22, at 10:30 a.m. at
the Lakeland Civic Center.
The winner will play for the
state championship against
the winner of the Tallahas-
see North Florida Christian-
West Palm Beach Summit
Christian game on Saturday
at 11 a.m. Only Summit
Christian did not make it to
the Final Four last year, as
the other three all are re-
turning to Lakeland for the
second straight season. First
Academy is the defending
state champion and has won
three state titles in the last
nine seasons. PDL owns two
state championships with
the last coming in 1999-2000
under current coach Tim
Alford. Terry McClure led
PDL to an undefeated season
in 1988-89 when the Lady
Pirates won their first title.
PDL will be making their
seventh trip to the state Fi-
nal Four, where they are 5-4
.in nine games played; The
Pirates will be a significant
underdog to the First Acad-
emy Royals, who defeated
North Florida Christian
(NFC) last year 54-31 to win
the state championship, af-
ter NFC dropped PDL in a
semifinal contest 65-55. First
Academy beat PDL in the
1998-99 Region final 66-40 in
the two squads only previous
meeting.


First Academy has five se-
niors on the squad, three of
which are in their top four in
scoring. All-America center
Krystal Thomas, who is
listed at 6-4, averages 19
points a game with 12 re-
bounds and two blocked
shots per contest. Power for-
ward Jamie Givens is 6-1 and
averages 11 points per con-
test while junior Alexa
Deluzio is a 5-10 shooting
guard averaging 12 points
per game. Sophomore Erin
Knight has connected on 42-
of-81 of her three-point shots
and sophomore power for-
ward Loren Thomas is a 6-3
backup.
First Academy has played
some of the top teams in the
state, with two of their three
losses coming in the Nike
Tournament of Champions in
December. First Academy
has defeated Jacksonville
Jackson, which beat previ-
ously unbeaten Pensacola
Washington on Saturday,
Florida High and NFC dur-
ing the regular season.
"You don't get an easy
game when you get to state,"
Coach Tim Alford said after
the Pirates win over
Cottondale. "We certainly
have a job ahead of us in a
very good First Academy
team."
Tourney Notes: PDL is 11-
2 in the last 13 meetings with
the Hornets. Chris Obert, the
Cottondale head coach, is
coaching both the girls and
boys varsity basketball
squads this season. Obert is


Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEY
Junior Nicole Dykes of
Freeport won the three-point
shooting contest held at the
Class 2A, Region 1 final on
Saturday night. Dykes hit
eight 3-point shots to defeat
Kiki Paul of Cottondale.
Dykes will advance to the
state 3-point .shooting final
this week in Lakeland. Wal-
ton sophomore Leigh Paulk
took part in the Class 3A,
Region 1 contest but lost out
to host Jacksonville Ribault's
Brittany Anderson, who
made nine 3-point shots to
advance to Lakeland.
If the Freeport boys knock
off West Gadsden on Tuesday
night in the second round of
the Class 2A basketball play-
offs (details were not avail-
able at press time) they
would host Cottondale or
travel to Port St. Joe on Sat-
urday for the Region 1 final.
The Bulldogs are seeking to
become the third straight
boys team from our area to
qualify for the Region final in
the past thiee years. PDL
lost to Tallahassee Maclay
two years ago with Walton

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falling to Jacksonville
Ribault at home last season.
Playoff brackets can be found
at www.fhsaa.org.
The South Walton softball
team is off to a 1-2 start af-
ter losing to P.C. Arnold 3-1
last week. Walton's softball
team started the year 2-0,
but .had games with Bay
High postponed due to
weather and PDL postponed
due to the girls state basket-
ball tournament. Freeport
beat Altha while falling to
Port St. Joe to wrap up the
week at 2-3 this season.
The FSU baseball team is
off to a 9-0 start after sweep-
ing Hofstra last weekend.
Appalachian State is up next
in Tallahassee this weekend
for the Seminoles.
The OWC men defeated
PJC 80-56, but were elimi-
nated from the state playoff


race when Tallahassee Com-
munity College defeated Gulf
Coast's men's squad on Sat-
urday night. The OWC
women are still alive for a
playoff berth as they are cur-
rently tied for third place in
the Panhandle Conference.
Former Godby head foot-
ball coach Art Witters, who
earned two state champion-
ships in 1986 and 1987 with
the Cougars, will take the
field again as a high-school
coach after three years as
Tallahassee's Deerlake
Middle School's head football
coach and social-studies
teacher. He replaces Jodie
Sprenkle at Tallahassee
Chiles, who was head coach
for five seasons before step-
ping down in January..
Contact Patrick Casey
online,
heraldsports@aol.com.


in his fifth year as head
coach, and played high school
ball at Cottondale. Tim
Alford is in his twelfth, sea-
son as the Pirates head


coach. Alford's record is 255-
114 at the school. NFC and
Summit Christian are still
searching for their first state
titles in girls basketball. For


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Kiwanis Club of

DFS recognize Stu-

dent of The Month


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007
q'AA IL


The Kiwanis Club of DeFu-
niak Springs took time to rec-
ognize their Students of the
Month. The Kiwanis Club is
a global organization dedi-
cated to changing the world
one child and one community
at -a time. Kiwanian David
Drake presented each stu-
dent present with a certifi-
cate and a bag filled with
goodies provided by local
businesses.
Recognized as the Kiwanis
Student of the Month for
February were Danielle
Wills, Van R. Butler Elemen-
tary, Riley Davis, Freeport
Elementary; Kristi Broxton,
Maude Saunders Elemen-
tary; Britney Vann, Paxton
Elementary; Dylan Shaw,
West DeFuniak Elementary;
Alle Carroll, Emerald Coast
Middle; Joseph Brown, Free-
port Middle, Joseph Wheeler,
Walton Middle, and Magen
Adams, Paxton Middle.


Local students who want to
major in engineering now
have a new way to fund their
college education, thanks to
a $100,000 gift to Okaloosa-
Walton College from the Na-
tional Defense Industrial As-
sociation (NDIA) Gulf Coast
Chapter.
The gift will fund a unique
"2 + 2" scholarship endow-
ment through the OWC
Foundation for up to eight
scholarship awards at a
time.
The scholarships will be
earmarked for students in
OWC's pre-engineeringAsso-
ciate of Arts program and
will be renewable for up-to
four years, following the stu-
dent from OWC to the Uni-
versity of Florida College of
Engineering.
"We thank NDIA for their
vision in providing such a
generous scholarship dona-
tion that will fund students
not only for two years at
OWC, but also for two years
at UF," said Dr. Bob
Richburg, OWC president.
Richburg noted that with
state matching funds, the
scholarship fund will grow to
a $200,000 endowment from
which the investment income
generated will fund the
scholarships on an annual
basis.
An OWC agreement with
UF that provides admission
to the UF College on Engi-
neering for OWC pre-engi-
neering students who suc-
cessfully complete a specific
program of study was rioted
as motivation for the group
to create a scholarship that
follows the student to upper
division studies.
"Our local students can get
a great start at OWC on their
basic studies and pre-engi-


Sponsors of the Student of
the Month include: McLain's
Restaurant, Wal-Mart, Sonic
'Drive In, Arby's, WZEP AM
1460, Pizza Hut, CHELCO,
Sugar Barrel Caf6e, Marvin's
and AXAAdvisors. King said
the merchants enjoy having
the students come to their
establishments and redeem
their gift certificates.
The Kiwanis Club also an-
nounced they will hold their
annual Take-A-Kid Fishing
Day on April 28. The annual
event provides an opportu-
nity for children to fish at
Lake DeFuniak at the pier
behind the Chautauqua
Building. Club members feed
the fish a week before with
food donated by Consolidated
Ace Hardware and the city
allows temporary "No-fish-
ing" signs to be placed. All
fish are thrown back. The
event usually has a limited
number of free poles. Worms


neering courses in the Asso-
ciate of Arts program. Now,
this new scholarship will
help them all the way to
achieving their baccalaure-
ate degree from the Univer-
sity of Flordia," said
Richburg.
Richburg noted that the lo-
cal chapter of the National
Defense Industrial Associa-
tion has been instrumental
in other unique scholarships
at OWC.
"This group was the very
first to establish scholarships
for students in our Bachelor
of Applied Science program,
which is geared to manage-
ment in areas such as Project
& Acquisitions, Quality Im-
provement and more."
With the recent scholar-
ship gift to create four-year
engineering scholarships,
the organization has donated
$150,000 to establish OWC
scholarships through the
OWC Foundation.

OWC Foundation Associ-
ate Executive Director Carla
Reinlie said applications for
OWC Foundation scholar-
ships, including the hew pre-
engineering scholarships,
are being accepted now
through March 1. Interested
individuals may access the
scholarship application on
the OWC financial aid or
Foundation websites
(www.owc.edu/financialaid
or www.owcfoundation.org).
Scholarship applications are
also available in area high
school guidance offices.
For information on the
scholarships, the OWC Foun-
dation or tax deductible giv-
ing to the college, contact the
OWC Foundation office at
729-5357 or see
www.owcfoundation.org.


Deadline approaching to

nominate the next Florida
"Teacher of the year"


The deadline for accepting
nominations for the Florida
2006-2007 "Teacher of the
Year" award is midnight on
March 1, 2007. The an-
nouncement came from the
award sponsor, Teachers' In-
surance Plan, a car insur-
ance program exclusively for
members of the educational
community.
Teachers, students and
parents can nominate any of
the state's more than 170,000
accredited teachers. Nomina-
tion forms are available
online at www.teachers.com/
toty. To nominate an educa-
tor, or oneself, explain in 250
words or less why this


teacher should be the
Teacher of the Year. Nomi-
nees will be judged on their
ability to motivate students,
their special talents, and
their contribution to their
school, students or educa-
tional community.

The award will include
$1,000 to the winning
teacher and a $500 grant to
that teacher's school. The
state winner will also be eli-
gible for the National Award
that includes a special recog-
nition and a $2,500 travel
certificate. Winners will be
announced at the start of the
next school year.


KIWANIS CLUB OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS Student of
the Month left to right: Danielle Willis, VR. Butler Elemen-
tary; Kristi Broxton, Maude Saunders Elementary; Britney
Vann, Paxton Elementary; Dylan Shaw, West DeFuniak El-
ementary; Joseph Wheeler, Walton Middle. (Not Pictured),
Riley Davis, Freeport Elementary; Alle Carroll, Emerald
Coast Middle; Joseph Brown, Freeport Middle; Magen
Adams, Paxton Middle.


and refreshments are pro-
vided at a nominal charge.
Speaking at the meeting
was Terry Dawkins, man-
ager at the Gulf Power in De-
Funiak Springs. Dawkins
spoke dressed in historical
clothing with his cracker


whip.
His topic was "Florida
Cracker Heritage" and he
told the group of the cracker
cows and cracker horses and
the ability of the smaller ani-
mals to survive the Florida
landscape and environment.


TERRY DAWKINS SPOKE to the DeFuniak Springs:
Kiwanians about "Florida Cracker Heritage"
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SUPERVISOR
OF
ELECTIONS
ANNOUNCES
"VOTE IN
HONOR OF A
VET"
PROJECT
Voters can cast
their ballot in honor
of living and de-


ceased
Walton


veterans in
County. 1A


WALTON
COUNTY
WAGES,
PART TWO
The Herald-Breeze
looks at compensa-
tion for various
county offices. 1A



PANHANDLE
WATCHDOG
GROUPS
MEET
"They are spend-
ing too much of our
money. They have
not been paying at-
tention," said
WCTA's Bonnie
McQuiston. 8A



BCC
APPROVES
$600
THOUSAND
GRANT
Last-minute deci-
sion gets 4-1 sup-
port, with reserva-
tions. 1A


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ODIE DELANEY(center) won the 189-pound wrestling title
in Lakeland on Saturday night with -a 4-0 record. Garret
Fincke(left) and Juwayne Tanner(right) also competed in the
tournament, finishing with 1-2 records for South Walton High
School. See story page 8B.


Position as consultant being negotiated

Brad Pickel ends

tenure with SWTDC


By JEFFREY POWELL
"Brad has been a great
asset for the South Walton
Tourist Development Coun-
cil (SWTDC) and all of Wal-
ton County," said SWTDC
Executive Director Kriss
Titus. "He will be genuinely
missed by his co-workers."
Pickel has been the Direc-
tor of Beach Management for
the past seven years. His ten-
ure in that position will end
on March 31.
While working for the
SWTDC, Pickel has served in


a variety of roles leading
Walton County's beach man-
agement efforts. These ef-
forts included the develop-
ment of the western Walton
County beach restoration
project from feasibility study
through completion this past
January. Pickel also oversaw
the SWTDC's beach improve-
ment activities, including the
day-to-day cleaning of the
beach as well as beach to bay
access development and
see PICKEL 2C


DIRECTOR OF BEACH MANAGEMENT Brad Pickel
will resign his current position on March 31.


Approval

of EAR

announced

By DOTTY NIST
Pat. Blackshear, Walton
County planning and devel-
opment services director, an-
nounced last week that Wal-
ton County's Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR) has
been deemed sufficient by
the state.
Following final public
hearings on the EAR in Wal-
ton County, the report was
sent to the state for consid-
eration in late 2006. The
EAR timetable had begun in
2005 with county review of
the existing growth manage-
ment documents, the com-
prehensive plan and the land
development code, and iden-
tification of conflicts between
the two.
The State of Florida re-
quires local governments to
update their comprehensive
plans on a regular basis.
These updates begin with the
EAR, which measures a
government's success in ad-
dressing issues that are im-
portant to the community in
its comprehensive plan.
The EAR reports on ways
to revise the comprehensive
plan to better address com-
munity objectives.
EAR-based plan amend-
ments proposed by the
county purpose to accomplish
the revisions targeted in the
evaluation process.
The recent state finding of
sufficiency regarding the
EAR sets the stage for Wal-
ton County to begin prepar-
ing amendments to imple-
ment the EAR.
Lois La Seur, Walton'
County planning manager,
said that planning staff will
be working on these amend-
ments over the next 15-16
months. La Seur anticipates
that public hearings on the
EAR-based amendments will
begin in late summer 2008.


PATBLACKSHEAR, Wal-
ton County planning and de-
velopment services director


SARA.COMANDER, the newly elected commissioner bfor
District 4 addresses SWCC.



New commissioner


addresses SWCC

By LEAH STRATMANN
The meeting last week of the South Walton Community
Council (SWCC) featured Sara Comander, the newly elected
commissioner for District 4. She began her address by re|-
stating the goals set by the commission last year for iniple-
mentation in 2007.
"My favorite goal is improving public relations and in-
stilling confidence in county government," Comander
laughed. "Especially. that confideftet part."
Other stated goals include developing a comprehensive pro&
gram for painting bridges and other infrastructure mainte-
nance, protecting natural resources from the negative im-
pact of growth, promoting the development of diverse high-
paying jobs while providing the structure to support those
jobs and building attainable work force housing in conjunc!-
tion with preparation for the impact of military populatioA
increases. Commissioners would also like to provide equil
table recreation resources for the entire county.


"I love what I do. I cannot wait to come to
work. When I can do something to help
somebody, that's what it is all about." County
Commissioner Sara Comander, speaking to the South Wal-
ton Community Council ,

Comander noted that each district has specific aspects of
the overall goals to be accomplished. She noted that District
1 is working on improving facilities at Morrison Springs and
enhancing Eucheeanna Community Center Park. The erec-
tion of a pedestrian and bike path bridge across Eastern Lake
and using a $695 grant for boat ramp improvements at Ce,
dar Log are two other items on tap for the first district..
Comander noted that Scott Brannon, the District 1 con mis-
sioner, is also working closely with Nokuse Plantation on i,
environmental education center for Walton County,
All five of Walton County's commissioners have the wid-
ening of US 331 on their to-do list. "US 331 will not be four-
laned until the state gets tired of hearing from us and every
commissioner intends to bug them continually for the next
see SWCC 2C


COUNTY
COMMISSION
ROLL CALL
How they voted,
and on what issues.
3C



STILL NO
NEW CHIEF
FOR SWFD
Ray Colburn
passes on offer of
employment, no new
candidates pending.
2C


Over 4,000 miles of trails in Florida

DEP celebrates February as Florida hiking trails month


By JEFFREY POWELL
"February is the perfect
time of year to encourage
outdoor recreation on one of
Florida's award-winning
trails," said Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection's (DEP) Office of
Greenways and Trails Direc-
tor Jena B. Brooks. "Florida's
greenways and trails pro-
mote environmental stew-
ardship and a healthy
lifestyle for our citizens as
well as economic opportuni-
ties for our local communi-
ties."
Walton County is the
home for many hiking oppor-
tunities. The Florida Na-
tional Scenic Trail passes
through the heart of the


county and can be accessed
just south of Woodlawn on
U.S. 331 or off of Bob Sikes
Road, near the border of the
Eglin reservation. When
completed, this trail will ex-
tend nearly 1,400 miles from
the Gulf Islands National
* Seashore to the Florida Keys.
Another fine hiking oppor-
tunity is the Eastern Lake
Trail System located on the
eastern portion of Point
Washington State Forest in
south Walton County. The
trailhead is located on CR-
395 one mile south of U.S. 98.
Hikers to this trail system
have the choice of taking a
three, five or ten mile trek
through the area. Colored
markers clearly indicate the


different routes.
The trails meander
through a variety of plant
communities which include:
sandhill, coastal sand pine
scrub, longleaf pine
flatwoods, cypress ponds, wet
prairies and titi swamps. It
is not uncommon for visitors
to see wildlife such as deer
and gopher tortoises.
As with any outing in the
woods, hikers are warned not
to disturb plant life and to be
particularly cautious for
snakes and other creatures
that can cause harm.
For. other information
about Florida trails and ac-
tivities, visit www.florida
greenwaysandtrails.com.


THE EASTERN LAKE TRAILHEAD is located on C-
395 one mile south of U.S. 98.








THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007

"Love is in the Air" offers


music and comedy


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THE SOUTH Walton Fire District provides fire protection and emergency medical ser-
vices within an 84-square-mile area in Walton County south of the Choctawhatchee Bay.


By BRUCE COLLIER
A symphony orchestra and
a pair of wild acrobats gave
the audience an evening of
romantic music and fast-
paced comedy last week in
Fort Walton Beach and
Panama City.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast
teamed with Tesseract, the
acrobatic duo of Ninon Par-
ent and Peter Boulanger, for
a Valentine's week program
titled "Love is in the Air."
The program was per-
formed on Feb. 13 at the Em-
erald Coast Conference Cen-


ter in Fort Walton Beach,
and again on Feb. 16 at the
Marina Center in Panama
City. Sinfonia is under the
baton of conductor
Demetrius Fuller.
The first half of the pro-
gram was an excerpt from
Ukrainian composer Sergei
Prokoviev's romantic/comedy
opera, "The Love for Three
Oranges." :
The second half, titled
"Cirque Symphonique," was
a display of comic and dra-
matic-themed acrobatics and
dance from Parent and


Boulanger. Sinfonia provided
backup and participation,
drawing from a repertoire
that combined classic Ameri-
can circus music with Sousa
marches, Strauss waltzes,
and ballet music from
Mussorgsky and Stravinsky.
Parent and Boulanger are
veterans of Canada's Cirque
du Soleil. and have spent
years performing on their
own 'in concert halls, festi-
vals, and on the streets. The
diminutive Parent spoke En-
see LOVE15C


Still no new chief for PICKEL


FROM FRONT


S.W. Fire District


By DOTTY NIST
The South Walton Fire
District (SWFD) fire commis-
sioners' top choice for chief
has declined a job offer with
the fire district, according to
Deputy Chief Sean Hughes.
Former chief Les Hallman


left the position after resign-
ing two months ago to serve
as new director for the state
Fire Marshal's Office. The
SWFD opening drew 75 ap-
plicants.
On Feb. 5, after interview-
ing the seven final candi-


SWCC FROM FRONT
four years until we get what we need," Comander asserted.
Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen who represents District
2 is overseeing the courthouse expansion and working on
providing a senior center in the. old College Avenue complex
as well as the erection of a veterans memorial on the front
lawn at the courthouse.
Meanwhile Larry Jones who represents District 3 is in-
volved with the growth in Mossy Head which includes an
industrial park which will provide a wastewater system for
itself as well as the surrounding area. A development known
as Blackstone has been approved which will bring with it
3,000 homes, along with grocery stores and a new elemen-
tary school. The other large-scale project is a public park
near the Mossy Head EMS station.
Comander noted that her own district is the largest in
land mass of all the districts and she will continue to work
on paving roads in Choctaw Beach and Bay Grove.
"I am trying to address the flooding problem in Villa Tasso
by working with Eglin Air Force Base sd that we can pave
roads and build a swale across empty Air Force owned land
down to the Bay. If we can accomplish this drainage issue,
we can stop the flooding," she said. Comander noted how
slowly negotiations move with government agencies, reflect-
ing the same frustration of any citizen who runs up against
the brick wall of bureaucracy.
"I love what I do, I cannot wait to come to work. When I
can do something to help somebody, that's what it is all about.
It is your tax money I am spending and we have to do it
judiciously, but if I can help, I will." Noting she was a crea-
ture of habit, Comander said she is in her office by 9 a.m. on
most days and encouraged constituents to feel free to visit.
Comander said she is working with the Hammock Bay
development to develop a county park on land the develop-
ers donated to Freeport. "The BCC has earmarked $5 mil-"
lion dollars towards this project," she noted.
"I'm working with Eglin to acquire Basin Bayou Park and
working with the Economic Development Council and the
City of Freeport to dredge LaGrange Bayou. It may be one
of the ports where fuel can be brought in during hurricanes.
Right now barges cannot get through, but we also have to
find a place for the sediment that is removed and that's not
as easy as it sounds," she said..
District 5 commissioner Cindy Meadows is working on
big improvements to Helen McCall Park, Cessna Landing
and Haugen and Legion Parks as well as trying to acquire
more land to expand McCall park and the Town Center. Im-
provements to the Clyde B. Wells Bridge are on her agenda
as well as the designation of CR-30A as a Florida Scenic
Highway. Comander noted the designation has been ap-
proved, but a management plan still needs to be developed.
Paving roads and storm water issues are also part of the
district 5 challenges.
"We have a $40 million dollar storm water problem in
this county. Every time we cut down a tree we increase the
problem. When we clear cut a piece of property, we don't
think where the water goes," Comander said.
Comander noted that growth can be managed. "We need
to encourage private development for the amenities, goods,
and services expected by residents and visitors while at the
same retaining or improve our existing quality of life. Pub-
lic services must be provided to meet the demand as we grow."
Speaking on the issue of environmental preservation,
Comander said much of the land in Walton County is feder-
ally protected but the county must provide incentives and
enforcement of existing regulations for environmentally
sound private development. "I am a firm believer that we
have to have the backbone to enforce these laws. If we hit
them in the pocketbook they will notice."
Summing up her remarks, Commander said, "Taxes are
paid by real people and it is our lives which are being im-
pacted. This will be my motto for the next four years."



OWC surplus sale


scheduled
Okaloosa-Walton College
will hold a Surplus Sale on
Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Niceville Campus in
Building G-2.
The sale is open to the pub-
lic and conducted by closed
bid with no prior inspection.
Property is sold in "as-is" con-


edition. Various items are
available including comput-
ers, computer parts, printers,
typewriter, office type furni-
ture, an exercise bike and
miscellaneous items.
For information call the
OWC Physical Plant at 729-
5380.


dates, the SWFD fire' com-
missioners directed their
chairman Maurice Gilbert to
negotiate with Ray Colburn
of the Reedy Creek Improve-
ment District, with the goal
of hiring him as chief.
Deputy Chief Hughes said
that since the time Colburn
declined the SWFD offer, no
additional offer of employ-
ment has been extended to
any of the other candidates.
Hughes added that the
district will discuss its course
of action on March 5 at the
SWFD regular meeting.
The meeting begins at 4
p.m. and is open to the pub-
lic. The meeting location is
the SWFD headquarters on
CR-393 North in Santa Rosa
Beach.


maintenance. Under the di-
rection of Pickel over 40 dune
walkovers have been rebuilt
twice due to damage caused
by hurricanes Ivan and Den-
nis.
"I cannot begin to ad-
equately express the feelings
that I have for all of my co-
workers and colleagues at
the TDC and Walton County.
We are a close knit family


and I am very proud to have
been a part of the team," said
Pickel. "The relationships
that have been formed while
working on the beach man-
agement program are ones
that I will treasure forever,
and I am extremely apprecia-
tive of the chance that was
taken on me as a young pro-
fessional fresh out of gradu-
ate school."


The SWTDC and Pickel
are currently working out the
extent of his involvement in
future projects including the
phase !I beach restoration for
the 30A corridor.
"Brad has been an incred-
ible asset to our team," Titus
said. "We wish him much
success as he moves on to the
next phase of his life and ca-
reer."


South Walton Turtle Watch annual meeting set


The annual meeting for
the South Walton Turtle
Watch (SWTW) Group mem-
bers will beheld Wed. March
7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tourist
Development Council confer-
ence room located at the cor-
ner of Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 331.
Procedures for the coming
year will be reviewed. The


meeting is mandatory for
SWTW permit holders and
walkers.
The meeting for new


walkers and people inter-
ested in becoming a walker
will be announced at a later
date.


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PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

FILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2007

Patrick P. Pilcher, Walton County Property Appraiser, reminds property owners who intend to make
application for Homestead Exemption, Veteran's Exemption, Additional Senior Exemption,
Agricultural Classification, Disability Exemption, or Widow's and Widower's Exemption, MARCH 1,
2007 is the absolute filing deadline.

If you plan to file your exemption for the first time, please bring with you a copy of your recorded
deed or tax receipt, the social numbers) of all owners of property, Florida driver's license number,
Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration number. If you are entitled to disability exemption,
please bring proof of disability (two doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on
a mobile home, please bring the title or registration certificate.

If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for Persons 65 and Older" your annual household
income cannot exceed $24,214 (adjusted annually) (proof will be required). Application must be
made each year. "

If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please call 850-892-
8123 or 850-267-4500, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

You may file for exemptions at the following office locations of the Property
Appraiser Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


DeFuniak Springs
650 East Nelson Ave.


Santa Rosa Beach
31 Coastal Centre Blvd Suite 600


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, FEBRUA

Roll Call

Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC)

Feb. 13 regular meeting

A yes vote was to approve the motion.

Request by Assistant County Administrator Shirl W
600-foot-long beach driving corridor to the east of the 66-foot co
of South Walton Lakeshore Drive in Inlet Beach, due to the er
corridor and complaints of disturbances by beachfront property
A motion for approval by Brannon carried unai
Comander-yes; Jones-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes.
Public hearing to consider raising the fine for parking
spot to $250, with one third of that amount going to administi
the furtherance of handicapped accessibility.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried unanimoi

Request by Dorcas Beckstrom and Lynn Cruit for abar
easement shown on a 1909 plat, located between the end of I
bay, running directly through the Beckstrom home and through
A motion by Brannon to advertise for a public hear
donment was approved unanimously.

Request by Rick Millard, Walton County construction in
order to cover cost increase on the county animal control she
sulting from the site being changed from the Rock Hill Road p
location and with work to include new soil borings and report
new civil design, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services
A motion for approval by Jones carried unanimously

Additional request by Millard for change orders on the
requiring no additional funding, consisting of withdrawing from
Construction contract for remodeling/painting the old part of
cials' requirements having changed for the second floor. Milla
bids for redesign work bn the second floor once the current coi
A motion for approval by Brannon carried unanimous

A $128,275 bid for an air conditioning unit for the old
pense, was also approved unanimously following a motion by
being able to reduce that cost by $50,000 due to a new cooling
market soon.

Request by Walton County Corrections Director Dann
a written policy for assignment of inmate crews, with the BCC
bodies and constitutional officers having top priority for assign
profit organizations being eligible for utilization of inmate lab
basis, and labor possible for other organizations and agencies
A motion for approval by Brannon caririoi unanimous

Request by Lloyd Blue for a one-year extension of th
Wilderness at Black Creek planned unit development.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried unanimoi

Request by Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson for
for transporting extradited prisoners to the jail, with quarter
costs with contracting for transporting the prisoners to be pre
Motion by Meadows to hold public hearing for budge
deputies.
The motion was approved unanimously.

Presentation by County Administrator Ronnie Bell of
niak Springs for a $600,000 unbudgeted grant to expand city
ties that would serve the new county jail and the animal control
receive a credit in the amount of the.grant for use by county f;
A motion for approval by Jones carried in a 4-1 vote:
Meadows-yes; Pridgei-yes Cbiiander-no.
Request and motion by Meadows to ask the state
Department of Transportation to study the possibility of an
eastbound turn lane on U.S. 98 at the Miramar Beach Drive
intersection on the south side of the highway as recom-
mended by the Community Traffic Safety Team as a safety
enhancement.
The motion was approved unanimously.

Request by Dean Burgis of Emerald Coast Associates
for approval of Abacos II, a 69,155-square-foot mixed-use,
building consisting of 9,155 square feet of retail and 19 con-
dominiums to be constructed on a 1.63-acre parcel at the
northeast corner of CR-393 and CR-30A.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried unani-
mously.

Request by the Axiom Capital Group for a one-year
extension of the development order for the Residences of
Walton Way.
A motion for approval by Jones carried unani-
mously.


The Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Your Public Trustee


,I hartha Ingle
Q: I am plan-
ning a trip to Europe. I
have never been out of
the country, and need to
get a passport. I know I
can get one at the post
office, but have heard
that it sometimes takes
a long time due to long
lines. A friend told me
that County Clerk's of-
fices now offer this ser-
vice as well. Is this true,
and what do I need to
bring with me?

A: Yes, the Clerk's office
in Walton County accepts
passport applications. To ap-
ply, you will need to present
several things with your


completed Application of
Passport form. Submit proof
of U.S. citizenship, nor-
mally a certified copy of
your birth certificate. Estab-
lish your identity by pre-
senting a photo identifica-
tion card, normally your
driver's license. Document
your identity by presenting
two passport photos, which
can be taken at certain travel
agencies and photo centers.
remit proper fees in separate
payments, the $65 process-
ing fee and $30 execution
fee.

For required forms or fur-
ther information, contact the
Clerk's office or visit the
U.S. Department of State
website at travel.state.gov.
It you have any questions or
comments about this column
please tfrward them to:
Martha Ingle, -
Clerk of the Court, P.O 0. Box 1260,
D)eFuniak Springs, Florida 32435


RY 22, 2007 PAGE 3-C

t .,, r835-4212 .




i "r^ Pool ;
'illiams for the closing of a P o
runty beach access at the end & Y ,p u pyI
osion of dunes in the driving I U
ty owners.
nimously: Brannon-yes; ~
| Superior Brands, Superior Formulation S, Superior Advice
g in a handicapped parking On US 331, 6 mi North of US 98, and 3 mi South of Freeport :
rative fees and two-thirds to I
I SHOPPING LIST:
usly. SPRING SWIMMING POOL START-UP ,

idonment of a 66-foot county Poolife Filter Cleaner
ndian Woman Road and the
gh part of the Cruit lot. Poolife TurboShock, stronger and quicker to dissolve
ing to consider the aban- I -Poolife Clarifier and Flocculant i
Poolife Algaecides '.I
manager, for a $71,385 change Poolife CalciumPlus
lter project, the increase re- co muteri C
property to the Triple G Road Poolife Alkalinity Plus .0.
partial redrawing of plans, Poolife pH Minus.
, and associated costs. *Poolife p PlusI
OolifepH.Plus
e county courthouse project, Poolife Stabilizer and Conditioner
i$100,000 portion of Speegle I __ Poolife 3" Tri-chlor Tablets, use when stabilizer is low I
the courthouse, due to offi- Poolife Cal-hypo Caplets, use when stabilizer is high
rd proposed to proceed with
tract is completed. Poolife Tile and Vinyl Cleaner
isly. s Poolife Telescoping Pole .

courthouse, a budgeted ex- ___ Poolife Vacuum Hose
y Jones. Millard anticipated ITile Scrubber Tool, Pads, and 4-ft Handle
tower to be coming onto the g T S T d -4
S__ Skimmer Brush
I -Skim Net care-free S
my Glidewell for approval of -free. Skim Net fre.
, other county governmental Vacuum Head .
nment of crews, a list of non- Wallci h
or on a first come/first serve Vallbrush
by written request. "Tropical Fish" Liquid Blanket t, W b ',,. o S m
Isly. S .____ Rechargable "Pool Buster" Doesn't irritate eyes.
doGentle to skin and hair.
e development order for the I Filter Sand Won't damage clothing or pool liners,

usly. Salt

the funding of two deputies j :
rly report to compare those
pared.
t amendment to fund the i

EXCLUSIVE POOL CARE COLLECTION
request by the City of DeFu- '
wastewater treatment facili-
ol shelter, with the county to i .
facilities ..- : -, ..,, .. :
Brannon-yes; Jones-yes; O' ..... m- ". *.-,*^",vd



ATTENTION!!! vo
TRANSPORTATION PLAN UJPATF


CITIZEN INPUT INVITED


We Need Your Help

The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization is updating its year 2030 Transportation Plan.
What roadway, bicycle/pedestrian, and public transportation projects should be cost feasible in the year
2030? Come and let us know what you think.


Place


Date


Walton County Coastal Systems Library
336 Loop Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Niceville City Hall Council Chamber
208 N. Partin Drive (SR 285)
Niceville, FL 32578

Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, FL 32541

Fort Walton Beach Library
185 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Charles M. Walthall Agricultural Building
5479 Old Bethel Road
Crestview, FL 32536


Time


Monday
February 26, 2007


Monday
-February 26, 2007


Tuesday
February 27, 2007


Tuesday
'February 27, 2007


Wednesday
February 28, 2007


6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.


Purpose

You will be asked to review and comment on three Cost Feasible Plan alternatives for the year 2030;
provide answers to the questions listed below; and complete a comment sheet.

Issues and topics to be discussed


Roadway Projects.
Public Transportation Projects.
Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects.
Intelligent Transportation System.


If you have questions about the 2030 Transportation Plan for the Okaloosa-Walton Transportation
Planning Organization, please call:

Gary Kramer, Senior Transportation Planner
West Florida Regional Planning Council.
3435 North 12th Avenue
Pensacola, Florida 32503
Ph. (850) 595-8910 Fax. (850) 595-8967 E-mail: kramnerq(cawfrpc.dst.fl.us
Web Site: www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/owtpo

The Okaloosa-Walton TPO will make reasonable a(ccoinoc/dationis for access to this meeting in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act uand fir languagee req(/irimeints other than English.
Please notifi' Ms. Ellie Roberts ofaccess or /landge requirements at (850) 595-89/0 ext. 2/8 at least 48
hour in advance









PA----4-C-THE-DEFUN-AK-SPRINGS-HERALD---THURSDAY--FEBRUARY-22,-2007


Watch out, they are
beginning to infest
the beaches and
roadways of the
Florida panhandle.
No, not the palmetto
bugs or red tide, but
spring breakers
from all over the
country.

It happens'once a year and
it is the first big touris explo-
sion of the year. Besides snow
birds that generally fly down
and spend their time on the
beach or at the condo pool,
spring breakers come down
to revel in the fact that they
are free.
Despite just coming back
from Christmas holiday just
one month earlier, high
school and college-age stu-
dents flock to the beaches,
hotels and bars for more than
a month- and-a-half of fun in
the sun.
Though Walton County has
never really catered to that
deitmographic, more and more
spring breakers have opted
for a more relaxing getaway
and have convinced morn and
dad to let them put a resort
rental, instead of a hotel
rental, on their Visa'or
Mastercard. It seems that
the days of cruising up and
down Hwy. 98 in Walton


County and fighting the traf-
fic jams in and around the
bar areas of the beach, have
given way to longer lines at
locals' hang-outs and restau-
rants.

' Though trying to change
the image of the "spring
break party place," Panama
City Beach is still considered
the spot for students to make
their holiday vacation spot.
Places like Club La Vela and
Spinnakers and other water-
ing holes and nightclubs are
still packing in thousands
over the eight- week period
of time and cater to every
imaginable idea and fantasy.
The high-rises and resorts
that are wanting more and
more to be like those in Wal-
ton County, still have to ca-
ter to high school and college-
age students. Nevertheless,
they are now charging a lot
more for the rooms since
most of the mom-and-pop
motels have been torn down
in preparation for a high-rise
luxury hotel to sit in its place.
The front beach road still
has its traffic jams of cars
with 10 people and trucks
with ice chests and rebel
flags flying from the anten-
nas, but they are fewer in
numbers than 10 years ago.
It seems that the spring
break crowd is maturing
somewhat or just respect, the
ever-changing laws.


EVENTS around the South

2007 Seabreeze Jazz Festival: The event takes place for
the eighth year in a row and organizers are currently seek-
ing vendors and artists for this year's event, which will take
place April 13-15 at Gulf Place.
For more information on vendor space, call Hilltop Pro-
ductions at 951-2148, or for ticket reservations, call 267-
EAZY.
Inaugural Taste of Freeport: The Freeport Town Plant-
ers will be sponsoring A Taste of Freeport, March 24, 2007
at Hammock Bay Properties in Freeport. Numerous local
restaurants, caterers, and vendors will take part in the event.
For more information, call Hilltop Productions at (850)
951-2148.
2007 West Indies Market: The event takes place for the
eighth year in a row, and organizers are currently seeking
vendors and artists for this year's event, which will take
place every second weekend from May August at Rose-
mary Beach.
For more information on vendor space, call Hilltop Pro-
ductions at 951-2148. For ticket reservations, call 267-EAZY.
Sixth annual Rt. 30A Antique and Vintage Car Show:
The event returns to Rosemary Beach and this year will
host more than 50 classic and vintage cars ranging from
Cadillacs to Corvettes on March 31, from 10 am. 3 p.m.
Live entertainment and activities will take place through-
out the entire day.
For more information and registration, call Hilltop Pro-
ductions at 951-2148.
Florida Wine Festival: The event takes place in Tallahas-
see, April 12-14. A wide variety of vineyards, restaurants
and celebrity chefs take part in this landmark event taking
place in the Florida Capital City.
For more information, log on to www.thebrogan.org/the
floridawinefestival/events.htm.
Crawfish Festival: Two days of crawfish, live entertain-
ment, a crawfish eating contest, arts and crafts and other
events, April 20 and 21 in Faunsdale, AL.
For more information, call 334-628-3240


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More and more cultural
and educational facilities are
seeing an increase in crowds
than over the past few years.
From area museums and
galleries, to both panhandle
aquariums and state parks,
more spring breakers seem
to desire to know more about
how this area is being pre-
served, rather than how they
can preserve their livers
with alcohol.
Don't be fooled, the party-
ing still takes place and will
continue as long as there are
beaches and emerald green
Water and bars- to wet the
whistle. The Red Bar, AJ's,
Bud and Alley's, The Famous
Door, and other local Walton
County watering holes will
be filled to the brim over the
next few weeks and into the
summer months.
As locals, we will complain
at long-lines, snarl at slow
moving traffic, stay clear of
our favorite restaurants and
hangouts and altogether
avoid the beaches, due to the
influx of tourists during this
time of year. It will also be
the topic of conversation
with our friends and co-
workers over the next few
months, about how tourists
should just stay at home and
the state should put up a
fence to keep them all out of
our piece of paradise.

Just remember, it is their
tourist dollars that help pay
our taxes and it is their
spending that keeps us going
throughout the slow months.,.
And v. while you are sitting in'
the line, waiting two hours
for your favorite table and
just getting sick of seeing
out-of-state license plates,
just keep in mind, we all are
tourists some where at some
time and we want to have
just as much fun on our va-
cation as they are having
here on our turf.


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ONCE AGAIN, THOUSANDS WILL pack the events lawn for another sell-out smooth jazz
concert weekend. The 2007 Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns to Gulf Place, April 13-15.
For more information and ticket reserve nations, call WSBZ 106.3 at 267-3279, or for more
iiformaiton on vending space, call Hilltop Productions at 951-2148. .


Music & Theater around the South


Jacksonville
*Kris Kristofferson and
Roseanne Cash, 2/25, Florida
Theatre
*ZZ Top, 3/13, Florida The-
atre
*Vince Gill, 3/27, Florida
Theatre
* The Temptations, 3/18,
Florida Theatre

Atlanta
iJuiitin Ti'mber'lake, 2/27,
Philips Arena
* Nickleback, 3/16, Gwinnett
Arena
*Billy Joel, 3/1, Philips
Arena
*Harry Connick Jr., 3/ 7,
Fox Theatre
*Larry the Cable Guy, 3/9
and 3/10, Fox Theatre


AtThe MOVIES


Crestview Cinema 3
NortliMu,'. Plaza. Crujt\ iew,
682-3201
Bridge To Terabithia (PG)
Ghost Rider (PG-13)

Twin Cities
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
678-3815
Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
Norbit (PG-13)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr., Destin,
337-8777
Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
Breaach (PG-13)
Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)
Music aand Lyrics (PG-13)
Norbit (PG-13)
Because I Said So (PG-13)
Letters from Iwo Jima (R)


The NlMesenger-s PG- 1:3i
The Queen tIPG- 13:
Dreamgirls tPG-13)
Night at the Museum (PG)
Pan's Labyrinth (R)
Smokin Aces (R)
Hannibal Rising (R)

Destin Cinema 10
759 E. Hwv. 98, Destin, 654-
2992
Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)
Epic Movie (PG-13)
Freedom Writers (PG-13)
Arthur and the Invisibles
(PG)
Dreamgirls (PG-13)
Night at the Museum (PG)
We Are Marshall (PG)
Norbit (PG-13)
Hannibal Rising (R)


*Josh Grobin, 3/17,, Philips
Arena
*All Shook Up, 3/20-3/25, Fox
Theatre
*Christina Aguilera, 5/2,
Gwinnett Arena
.Martina McBride, May 5,
Gwinnett Civic Center

Montgomery
*Vince Gill, April 27. CityFest
2007, (334) 834-7220
Birmingham
*Harry Connick Jr., 3/9,
BJCC
eBlue Man Group, 4/13,
BJCC
*Mama Mia, 4/10, BJCC
*Norah Jones, 4/30, BJCC
Hansel and Gretel, 4/27,
BJCC
*Martina McBride, 5/4, BJCC


Gulfport/Biloxi
* ZZ Top, 3/6, Mississippi Gulf
Coast Coliseum
New Orleans
New Orleans Jazz & Heri-
tage Festival: Hundreds of
local, regional and national
acts like Rod Stewart, Van
Morrison, Norah Jones, Brad
Paisley, Jerry Lee Lewis,
Bonnie Raitt. Harry Connick
Jr., ZZ Top. S'teely .Dan.
Counting Crows, New Edi-
tion, Better Than Ezra, just
to name a few, will hit the
stage throughout the week-
ends of April 27- 28 and May
4-6.
*Tickets are now on sale for
the biggest jazz festival in
the nation, by calling (800)
488-5252.


THE SIXTH ANNUAL Rt. 30A Antique and
Vintage Car Show returns to Rosemary Beach
on March 31. More than 50 vehicles are expected
to exhibit. For more information, call Hilltop
Productions at 951-2148.


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Residential & Commercial


"Growing With America



BROKERS
CORP.

Michelin
Goodyear
Passenger
Truck
OTR


* Landscape
* Tree Removal/Trimming
* Stump Grinding
* Full Service
Lawn Maintenance

DeFuniak & Freeport Area


951-0447


NATIONAL
TIRE
BROKERS
CORP
829 Highway 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Tires, Brakes,
Alignments & Auto Service
850-892-5191
1-.800-2529-288RR


' AUTO
STOP SHOP

TIRES CUSTOM WHEELS
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
CAR & TRUCK ACCESSORIES
AUTO ELECTRONICS


951-1137


TAYLOR Pron


Air Conditioning & Electrical Incorporated

Sales, Service & Installation
(850) 892-3955


684 North 9th Street
DeFuniak Springs
FL 32433


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James Hessler Construction, LLC
Residential Contractor
Home Maintenance And Repair
Additions Remodels Restorations
Custom Home Upgrades
Windows Electrical Plumbing & More


(850) 951-3109
FL Lic #RR282811441
WC Lic. #07-00002432


(850) 892-2241
jhessbuild@yahoo.conr


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CARTER'S <.

S SUBCONTRACTING

SINC.


DANNY TAYLOR
President


* New Construction
* Remodel
* Home Inspections
* Construction
Management Services


Eddie Carter, Contractor


Licensed & Insured
RR282811837


(850) 892-6259

(850) 585-5111


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EKAHI BUSINESS SERVICES
ACCOUNTING PAYROLL
BUSINESS & PERSONAL TAXES
NEXTELAUTH.REP.
16784 HWY. 331 S., FREEPORT,
3029 MAIN ST., VERNON
835-2747 535-5000
CGA BOOKKEEPING, INC.
BUSINESS AND PERSONAL
ACCOUNTS 835-2395 OR 225-0792


VO'S TAILORING (850) 892-0466
Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority
931 US Hwy 331 S., DFS


TAYLORS A/C & ELECTRi 'iNC.
LIC'S RM0048225
RG00048207-ER00015 '892-3955
AMERICAN AIR SYSTEMS LLC-
Reliability, Comfort & Performance.
LIC. RA0064836 i.. ,.892-2804
ARCTIC ZONE HEATING & COOLING
951-0707
CA-CO57693


PLATTS APPLIANCE REPAIR
4410 US HWY 90 W
892-4670
RON'S REPAIR SERVICE
PARTS & REPAIR
689-1007


Consigning Fine Artwork Quality
Furniture Quilts Tapestries
*Architectural Pcs. Southebys Antiques
Gallery. Buy Sell Call 850-892-6292


MAGNOLIA TERRACE ASSIST. LIVING
5209 HWY 331 S, DeFUNIAK
850-892-8348 ALF#10903


KATHE KOZLOWSKI, ESQ.
1662 THISTLE LANE
PONCE DE LEON, FL 32455
850-956-4500 '
BANKRUPTCY FAMILY
CIVIL MATTERS PROBATE
"The hiring of a lawyer is an important
decision that should not be based
solely upon advertisements. Before you
decide;.ask me to send you free written
information about my qualifications
and experience."



PRO CLEAN AUTO DETAILING
"WE'LL COME TO YOU"
401-3191, 496-2390


BAYOU AUTO GLASS, LOCALLY OWNED &
OPERATED. "DIRECT INS. BILLING"
CELL 850-259-6791, BUS. 850-835-2524


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


AA AUTO SALVAGE
442 CTY HWY 1087
MOSSY HEAD 850-892-3256


NATIONAL TIRE BROKERS
829 HWY. 90 WEST, DFS
892-5191
ROCKMAN'S AUTO CENTER
WRECKER SERVICE
BEHIND SUBWAY 892-5015


RANDEL'S BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS
892-1011 (Po 1.1.05)


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


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


TRACTOR WORK, BUSHHOGGING,
DISC, SPREAD DIRT,
PLANTING GARDEN. 836-4278


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


HICK'S CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623
NEW LOOK CLEANING COMPANY ,
JOHN & TOBY'STONE, OWNERS
LIC. FREE EST. 892-4573 OR 259-5856


OKALOOSA WALTON CHILD CARE
HRS & UNITED WAY
892-8560
Cleaning Service
PRO CLEAN
JANITORIAL/OFFICE CLEANING
401-3191. 496-2390


GRANDFATHERS MANTELS -
CUCKOOS
689-1007


COMPUTER REPAIR
I FIX COMPUTERS, INC.
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
892-0977
GLOBAL DATA SYSTEMS
ALL COMPUTER REPAIRS &
NETWORK SERVICES. 892-6794


MARTIN BROTHERS CONCRETE, LLC
LIC. & INS.* DRIVEWAYS, SLABS,
SIDEWALKS. PHONE: 850-699-7804
(PD2 42207)


TOTAL HOMES, INC.
.NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS'
VINYL/INSULATED WINDOWS.
BEST PRICES. FREE ESTIMATES.
CALL JOE OR MACK 850-892-9598
D&P SIDING LLC
VINYL SIDING, CONCRETE &
CARPENTRY. (850) 625-4666

Construction WE SPECIALIZE IN
SMALLER JOBS. HAULING, BACKHOE
WORK, DRIVES. ETC. LAWRENCE & SON
89.2-3873

CARTER'S SUBCONTRACTING, INC.
Lic. & Ins. New Construction & Remodel.
(850) 892-6259, 585-5111 RR282811837

BLACK JACK BUILDERS & REPAIRS, LLC
FRAMING, LIC. & INS. NO JOB TOO BIG
OR SMALL J seph Jc,.:ri '78-1607"

D F e I*sD
WATER'S EDGE CONSTRUCTION LLC
DECKS, DOCKS, PRIVACY FENCES
Austin Shoal C. 830-4976 Ph. 850-892-5150


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


NO JOB TOO SMALL CLEANING, LET
SUSIE & RHONDA BE YOUR HANDY
HELPERS, 537-9307: ERRANDS,
SHOPPING, CLEANING,
DECORATING, TRANSPORTATION,
GARAGE CLEANUP, ETC.
Healt5Food


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


HOME REPAIRS PAINTING ODD
JOBS-LANDSCAPING
850-834-4187 (THRU NOV. 12)

Vann Carpentry & Home Repair: Big &
small jobs, mobile home repair, add ons,
patios/porches. Lic. & Ins. Cell 217-0261


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

PATRIOT CONSTRUCTION LLC
for all your carpentry needs. Lic. & Ins.
Free Estimates. Call Tom 850-585-5489.
thru 12 19
SOLID SURFACE COUNTERTOPS
FROM $38 SF. Great price. FACTORY
CABINETS, CABINET REFACING
850-956-9965 ALAMO CABINETS

BOBBY ARNTZ PAINTING & DRYWALL
REPAIRS & PRESSURE WASHING.
32 years exp. Serving Walton/Okaloosa
Counties, lic./ins. Affordable rates.
Toll Free 1-888-318-8718


DIAL UP & BROADBAND
I FIX COMPUTERS
892-0977
GLOBAL DATA SYSTEMS
OFFERS DIALUP, WIRELESS &
BROADBAND. 892-6794


OK EXCAVATION & SITE LLC
ISLAND CLEARING, SITE WORK,
LOT CLEARING. Call 892-4302


JOHNSON'S LAWN SERVICE
GENERAL CLEAN UP/REASONABLE
& SR. RATES. (850) 834-2200
SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE
FULL SERVICE LAWN MAINTENANCE
& PRESSURE WASHIrNG
FREE ESTIMATES
OrJ LINE CREDIT CARD PAYMEriTS'
ACCEPTED 892-5756 (ctfn)
RODNEY'S LAWN SERVICE
COMPLETE LAWN MAINTENANCE.
SERVING ALL OF WALTON COUNTY
FOR OVER 10 YEARS
850-974-6972 FREE ESTIMATES.
BEAR CREEK CREATIVE SERVICES -
Landscaping, Lawn Maint., Tractor Work,
Land Clearina. Fencina. Lic. & Ins.


SUNBELI TCHEUII
LOANS FOR ANY REASON
850-892-9504 (CTFN)


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


T rt [MM in e cR vi c
BJ's Mobile Home.Service -Tear down,
Transport, Set Up, Skirting, Re-level. Lic, Ins. "
& Bonded. 850-834-6053 *850-305-6388


STORE-RITE STORAGE
NORTH OF TOM THUMB HWY. 83
892-3334 OR 7100
THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE
HWY. 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (CTFN)
A-1 MINI STORAGE
1154 US HWY 90 W
DFS (850) 892-4677 (CTFN


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


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

PRO NAILS Highest Quality Products.
Haircut & Waxing Available.
Old Towne Plaza, Freeport, 850-835-2379


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


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


NORTH WALTON


WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.


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


L&J SURVEYING
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326


Jessica Monteleone, RPT 951-2244 TratorSeric
BUSHHOGGING, CULTIVATING,
GARDENS.REASONABLE RATES


HUNGRY HOWIE'S PIZZA & SUBS
WALTON PLAZA
WE DELIVER.- 951 0184 ,


JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


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


PRESSURE WASHING, HOUSES,
CONCRETE, ROOFS, NO JOB TOO
SMALL. EXP., LICENSED & INSURED
cell 585-8412



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


MCUU.NALU I MITt REIVIU~
BUCKETTRUCK & STUMP GRINDING
LIC. & INS. (850) 892-7380

BARBER'STREE SERVICE
Free Est. TRACTOR & TREE SERVICE.
(850) 956-2676, 1-866-848-6651



UPHOLSTERY BY JAMES TROUBLEFIELD
FURNITURE, CARS & TRUCKS, ETC.
850-892-0706, CELL 850-496-3481
(PD2:32207)


ANGELO'S VINYL SIDING & SCREEN
ROOMS, FREE EST., REFERENCES
-892-4006, 585-4715


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BUSINESS Here...
This Business & Service Directory
Could Serve Your Needs
For Advertising Information call
Janice or Marlena at

892-3232


Call Us With Your News Items, Events Or For Subscription Or Advertising Information...
YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR NEWS & INFORMATION IN WALTON COUNTY
We Cover Walton County with offices located in both North & South Walton


The DeFuniak Springs Herald
676 Baldwin Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435
(850) 892-3232 Fax: 892-2270
E-mail: dfsherald@gmail.com


The Beach Breeze
4401 Hwy. 98'East Santa Rosa Beach, FL
32459
(850)231-0918 Fax:231-0928
email:breeze@dfsi.net


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AS* F IE D TO PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS: CALL 892-3232
VISA & MASTERCARD ACCEPTED
S I F I CLASSIFIED & LEGAL DEADLINE: MONDAY 4:30 P.M.


FOR SALE
ALICE'S ANTIQUE Collectibles & Used
Furniture. 2374 S 2nd Street (280A)
Open Wed-Fri. 10:00 5:00 Sat. 12-4/
Phone 892-4074. Shop in Country Set-
ting, Treasures from the past. Things that
Grandma Had. We buy & Sell Come
See Us- tfc 36wds 1/11
MAROON LEATHER COUCH. Minor
cosmetic scratches on back corner. $100.
423-0395 or 835-5443. tf p 1/4
USED LIGHT POLES. Cut to length. 850-
892-7572. 4tc 2/8-3/1
100 FT. RADIO TOWER. $500. Call 835-
2163. tfc 7/27
2 ECLIPSE TITANIUM 15 INCH SUBS
with a 2000 watt eclipse amp. 2 boxes, a
suv box and a Godzukil track box. $1,000.
OBO Call Justin at 859-2762 or 830-
0979. tfp 12/21
FOR SALE COMPUTERS, components
and supplies, music, movies, Free TV
with furniture purchase. 892-2811. 2tp
2/14-2/21
DINING TABLE, matching china hutch
with dental trim. Amish made, Queen
Anne style, solid cherry, 4 chairs, light
mauve upholstery. $2,400. 859-2882. ltp
2/21
MAYTAG WASHER. Good condition. No
rust. $60. 836-4442. ltc 2/21
PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY for horses,
goats. 50 lb. bale. $6 per bale. 850-834-
3881. tfc 9/14
COLD HEARTY CITRUS from Louisi-
ana-Satsamu, Kumquat, Meyer's Lemon.
From Special order plants and trees from
Monticello Florida Nursery Center. 892-
3906. ltp 2/21

BAND SAW LUMBER FOR SALE. Cut
any size you want. PINE STRAW-
Freshly racked square bales. $3.50. de-
livered- DFS Vincinity. Call 850-333-
0877. Leave message after 5 pm. tfc 4/
6

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 avail-
able. We do driveways and backhoe
work, and smah lan clearing jcbs. Free'
estimates 892-3873 .
FOR SALE: Washer & dryer. $175 set:
stove, refrigerator and window air condi-
tioner. Call (850)834-4301. tfc 1/11

PETS
FREE FREE FREE
Free to good home. 2 female cats (adult)
Both spaded. Please call 892-1036. tfp

LOST/FOUND
LOST JANUARY 7-Large male black lab.
Neutered & orange plastic collar-small
amount white on chest. Last seen on
280E. Approximately 2 miles from Lake
DFS. Reward-Call Cell# 850-982-0553.
2tp 2/14-2/21

WANTED
WANTED NOT OVER 8 years for 30' or

FIREWOOD
FOR SALE
SPLIT OR LOG -
OAK OR PECAN.
Call Ben
850-865-2953
or Justin
850-830-0979


NOW LEASING



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


IHAJIMARKi


larger travel trailer or 5th wheel in excel-
lent shape. Write Resident PO Box 937,
DeFuniak 32435. Do no quote me dealer
prices if you want to sell it. Be realistic
2tp 2/14-2/21


AUTO


1975


4-DRI


CAB PICKUP. w/454-Engine runs like a
tank. $2,500. Call (850) 835-2163. tfc 7/
27
2000 SILVERADO EX CAB. (Lt package)
Leather, loaded, 5.3-V8, new tires, ser-
viced, 73K miles. $11,000 firm. 892-0503.
1tc 2/22
97 JEEP WRANGLER-Good condition.
$5,000 or trade for small car. 850-419-
2455. 4tp 2/1-2/22
2005 FORD F-150 4X4 SUPERCREW
LARIAT, white, leather interior Fully
loaded. Dual power seats w/ windows,
premium, sound system. 36K miles. Ex-
cellent condition. $19,900. Call 231-2046
for further details. 2tp 2/14-2/21
1996 FORD AEROSTAR V-6 automatic,
air runs good. Also 1988 Chevy S-10
pickup runs good. Both reasonable. Call
Florala-334-858-3704. 1tp 2/21

BOATS
RHINO Boats Joe's Motor Service, Inc.,
Hartford, AL 384-588-2968. tfc 6/24
14 FT BOAT TRAILER. 850-598-6000.
2tp 2/14-2/28

BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
REAL ESTATE INVESTOR seeks finan-
cial partners. Will pay 10% interest on
loans secured by excellent property.
Great for IRA's and retirement funds.
(850) 892-2284. 24wd


$100,000
First Year Income Potential
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BRANDI'S ATTIC
SELF SERVICE MINISTER -\GE
835-2850
1/2 Mile N. of Bay Bridge on
331 or 5 Miles S. of Freeport
5x10 $20 to 10x20 $60
Well Lighted & Secure Area
Manager Lives On Location





Hwy. 90 East & Norwood Rd.
DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
Bonifay 547-0726
Chipley 638-8183

Self-Service Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit *Units are carpeted


SERVICES
SASNETT ENTERPRISES INC. Special-
izing in Masonry, remodeling, & carpen-
try. No job to big or small. Call 892-5523
(Home) or 699-5348. (Cell). 8tp 1/4-2/22
SCOTT'S CARPENTRY-Can do most
anything. Home repairs, custom wood-
working, trim, floors and more. Call Scott
@ 850-333-1464.4tp 2/8-3/1
SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE-Full
service lawn maintenance and pressure
washing. Free estimates, Online credit
card payment accepted. 892-5756. tfc
2/23 18wds
OK EXCAVATION & SITE LLC, Call us
for all your lot clearing. Site work or land
clearing job. Call 892-4302. tfc 2/1
HOLMES PRESSURE Washing Service.
We clean everything. Patios, docks,
houses, boats, driveways & vinyl. 865-
4002. 4tp 2/21-3/15

PERSONAL
LISTEN TO THE Country Store. Mon-
days-Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. on AM 1460
WZEP to buy, sell or trade, lost & found.
BE LISTENING WZEP AM 1460 offers
FREE yard sale signs. Listen to THE
COUNTRY STORE for details or stop by
449 North 12th during office hours. Mon-
Fri. tfc
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE No court
appearance. Including children, property,
missing spouse. 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail.com

ROOMMATE
WANTED
ROOM for rent in private home. $300
month. Country setting. Very private.
Only serious inquires. Call Robert at 398-
7433 tfc 2/14


MUSIC LESSONS
PIANO LESSONS IN MY DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS HOME. Free consultation.
Over 35 years experience. Call
Ruthanne, 850-218-2285. (Leave mes-
sage). 18wds 12tc 2/14

RESORT MEMBERSHIP
FOR SALE
SUNSET KING RESORT MEMBER-
SHIP-$3,000 or take over payments with
down payment. 251-234-9346. 3tp 2/8-
2/25

MOBILE/RV LOTS
FOR RENT
RV LOT FOR RENT.
Full Hook-up.
15 minutes north of DeFuniak.
Scenic and secluded site.
$100/week $300/month
850-865-1062
2tp 2/14-2/21
MOBILE HME LOT. Full hook-up. $150.
892-7714. itp 2/21

RENT
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
DFS-2Br/2Ba apts. 1,000 sq. ft. plus 200
sq. ft. porch. Many extras, adults only.
No children. No pets. Very private, very
exclusive. Must be seen to be appreci-
ated. 892-0157. 2tc 2/21-2/28
COMFORTABLE 2/3 Br. 2 full Ba. home
w/den, dining room, hardwood floors,
near Eake Yard, BayAve. $850 mo/dep.
No HUD/Pets. 892-4740 or 259-1720. tfc
2/21
LARGE CLEAN 1 Br/1Ba apt. Eat-in
kitchen, Michigan Ave. Partial utilities pd,
near Lake Yard, $550 mo./deposit. No
HUD/pets, 892-4740 259-1720. tfc 2/21
FREEPORTAREA. 3 bedroom-1 bath on


JW SPECIALIZING IN 6" SEAMLESS GUTTERS
We Will BEAT COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL
Any LICENSED INSURED
Competitor's
Written CALL PAUL
Estimate On
6" Gutters Phone (850) 259-9093
Fax (850) 835-4859 PO Box 992 Freeport, FL 32439S




NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR 1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. AT
HERITAGE & QUAIL RUN APT.,
315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
&. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY


A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.
Office Located: 2012 US Highway 90 West. DeFuniak Springs, FL
+ CLIMATE CONTROL +
+ AFFORDABLE PRICING +
+ AVAILABLE: 5'x10', 10'xl0', 10'x20', 10'x25' +
2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
HWY. 90 WEST & HWY. 331 NORTH
(850) 892-4677
MANAGED BY: CROWN INVESTMENT PROPERTIES


850-835-7410 ,.Cell 334-324-74937K


Flat Roofs Shingle Roofs Gutters
Metal Roofs Leaks Repairs
When it comes to roofin ...








Bonifay Florida

Tri States Leader in Barn Kit and Deck Kit Sales Since 1997

ANHANDLE SALVAGE
405 West Hwy. 90, Bonifay, FL*(850)547-9354-www.panhandlesalvage.com
'": ., All Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Insulation Tile Board Mailbox Post
Vanities Siding Wood Paneling t
^H BKI ,E I L. ...'-, '.'= .

24'X24' AG BARN KITS
Deck Kits Available 24'X36' Certified & Engineered
6'X8' 8'X16' 24'x48' Metal Trusses
8'X10 12'X14' 32'X36' .Any Size Available
8'X12' 12'X16'-32'X60' -Engineered Drawigs
Includes post framing. 514 deck M-F 8am 5 pm Sat. 8 am Noon 32'X60' -Engineered drawings
boards, handrails and sq. spindles Landscape Timbers Fence Posts Fence Panels Doorsted Rooing Available
Sheet Rock -4'X8'X1/2" Laminate Flooring $1.19 SF 12"X16' Lap Siding $8.99


water. No pets. $600 month-$600 deposit.
892-5784. ltp 2/21
2BD/2BA MH on wooded acreage min-
utes from shopping but secluded. No
small children, or pets. $500 & deposit.
Lease. Call 892-6220-By appointment.
2tp 2/21-2/28
2BD/1BA MH. W/large yard. Close to
shopping. No small children/no pets.
$450 & deposit. Lease. 1805 Bob Sikes
Hwy. 892-6220. 2tp 2/21-2/28
* BEAUTIFUL 14x80 mobile home-2b/
2ba w/garden tub. Heat & ac. New car-
pet and vinyl-located in Eucheeanna Val-
ley perfect for single mature person or a
couple. No pets or small children. Water
& garbage pickup furnished. $500 a
month with $500 security deposit. One
year lease required. No smokers. .
* ARGYLE HEIGHTS subdivision: 3bd/
1.5 brick home w/large fenced in back
yard, w/barn, CH/A. New carpet and vi-
nyl. $700 a month w/$700 security de-
posit. Must have -references and good
rent record. Not HUD housing. One year
lease required. Call 850-892-2227 after
6 p.m. No smokers. 2tc 2/21-3/1-89wds
CLEAN QUIET LAKEVIEW. 2 br/2ba
mobile home. $600 deposit/$600/mnth.
No HUD. One child under five welcome,
Only interested party need to call 892-
2430. 2tp 2/21-2/28
ROOM for rent in private home. $300
month. Call Robert at 398-7433 tfc 2/14
DFSPRINGS- Spacious furnished 2 bed-
room/2 bath mobile home onbeautiful and
quiet acreage. C/A/H and wood deck.
$700 a month (short term OK).
ALSO 1 BEDROOM furnished with new
fridge, porch and LAKE VIEW. @ $650 per
month@ 536 Baldwin Ave; (SHORT
TERM OK) 239-682-2094. tfc 2/21 43wds
3BR/2BA new rustic home w/carport, lo-
cated on 1 acre lot in quiet neighborhood
in DFS. New stainless steel appliances,
hardwood and tile floors and covered
porches. $875. per month & security de-
posit. References required. (850) 699-
4476. 3tc 2/21-3/8


ASK ABOUT OUR P


Most Orders
Filled In 2-3 Days


PAXTON RENTALS
2BD/1BA MOBILE Home with range/
fridge/CH/A/fenced yard. $550 month/de-
posit/lease.
3BD/1BA HOUSE. Range, refr, ceiling
fans, covered porch & storage. $615
month/dep./lease.
3BD/1BA HOUSE, ref, range, storage,
$630 mon/dep/lease.
No Smoking
No pets
Call 834-5187.
34wds

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH MOBILE HOME-
Rent-to-own (in park on rented lot). Com-
bined trailer payment and lot rent $450
plus $1,000 down. Cherokee Park Unit
#2. See at 456 Cherokee Park Unit #2.
See at 456 South 19th Street in DeFu-
niak. 892-2284. tfc 2/8-39wds
HOME FOR RENT IN DFS
3 bed/2bath 155 Country Manor Rd, new
carpet/new paint-$1,000 mo. Month to
month lease. Phone (850) 859-2815.
Leave message. tfc 2/14 23wds
HOME FOR RENT IN
PT. WASHINGTON
2 Bedroom home with great room and
screen porch. Pool and tennis/basketball
courts on 1 acre across from Bay. $1,500
mon/$1,500 deposit. 1 yr lease phone.
(850) 859-2815 or 974-7371. 36wds tfc
2/14
FOR RENT-MOBILE HOME-2BR/1.5
Ba-No HUD. 859-2015/420-0329. 2tp 2/
14-2/21


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NEW RENTAL-Immaculate 3BD/2BA-
1,500 sq ft. brick house on 2 acres. 4.5
miles from Wal-Mart in quiet country set-
ting. Owners moving $900/mo rent. Call
699-3376 or 585-6396.

LEASE WITH OPTION TO BUY-3 bed-
room house, 540 Van Buren Avenue.
$600/month with $5,000 down. 892-2284.
tfc 10/12-16wds

LEASE W/option to BUY commercial
bldg at 1688 Hwy. 90 W,-DeFuniak
Springs on 1/2 acre corner lot. Purchase
price $165,000. Will lease for $625/month
for one year with $200/month going to-
ward purchase price. Call 850-651-9900
for Buddy or Byron. tfc 11/9 39WDS

OFFICE, 500 sq. ft. at 588 Baldwin Ave.,
DFS, Call. 892-5995. tfc 11/30

2 BR APARTMENT, 12,00 sq. ft. at 44
South 5th St. DFS. Call 892-5995. tfc 1/
25

NEW COASTAL EXECUTIVE COT-
TAGE with breath taking views of sunset
and bayou!. Boat dock at your back door.
Comfortable and stylish furnishings. 3br/
2ba w/home office space and expansive
h/c glass porch area. Includes oversize
2-car garage. Available short or long term.
$2,000 per month/$3,500 deposit. Ref-
erences required. No smoking and no
pets permitted. 850-502-1717. tfc 10/
12 54wds

FREEPORT LIKE NEW, Great looking
log sided 1,000 sq. ft. doublewide. 3bd/
2ba on 2.3 acre wooded lot just remod-
eled. $139,000.850-835-0140.2tp 2/21-
2/28

WATERFRONT IN FREEPORT. 3br/
1.5Ba Brick Home $1,300 P/M $1.300 se-
curity. Available now. Call 502-9630. tfc
1/18. 15wds

RENT TO OWN: 1 BEDROOM TRAILER
.on rented lot. $325/month with $1,500.
To see, Go west on Hwy. 90. Right on
Walden. Go to last road on right. 86 Tulip
East: 892-2284. tfc 12/14

LAKEFRONT-$800/month: 3 bedroom,
2 bath brick home. Take Hwy. 83 N. 5.3
miles to right turn on Ten Lakes Drive, go
to 272 on right. No pets! First, last & de-
posit. 892-2284. 31wds tfc 10/26

FREEPORT DBL-Wide on large wooded
lot. 3bd/2ba Newly renovated $875/
month & security deposit. 835-0140. 2tp
2/21-2/28

HILLTOP TERRACE APTS. 600 N. 4th
St., Florala, AL. Affordable housing for the
elderly. 1 bdrm, center. heat & air. stove
refrigerator, free laundry facilities,
planned activities. Based,p -income
Come by or call (334) 858 4655. Leave
nssage. Equal Opportunities Housing.


tfn 3/31

RENT-TO-OWN 3 Bedroom/2bath mo-
bile home. Fixer upper on leased lot.
Combined trailer payment and lot rent.
$360 with $1,000 down. Take Hwy. 90
East. to North Davis Lane to far end. See
trailer. #2 892-2284. tfc 5/25-34wds

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

LOTS AND ACREAGE
ACREAGE
Land & Lots
*40 ac. Crestview-$995K
7 ac. DFS-$75K
18 ac. Mossy Head-$275K
*10 ac. Crestview-$120K
(w/mobile home)
*10 ac. DFS (S of 1-10)$175K
*50' x150' lot (Rock Hill Rd) $59K
368 ac Rock Hill $6.5 M
*Lot SRB 50' x125' $69K
Too many to list here.

JIM STRICKLAND
THE LAND MAN-REALTOR
Southern Coast Real Estate
850-582-6849
www.thelandman.info
12tc 2/14
57wds

SOUTHEAST
TIMBERLAND
20-5,300 acres of timberland in
Grenshaw & Covington counties. Paved
road frontage & Vonecuh River frontage.
Excellent hunting and timber value.
Tracks starting at $2,100 per acre. Call
1-866-414-9808. tfc 2/14

REAL ESTATE
5BD/2BA MOBILE HOME-new carpet/
acre of land near Lake Juniper. 154
Franck Ave, DFS. 941-627-2769. tfc 1/
18

FOR SALE OR LEASE. DFS, 1999 -
16x80. 3/2 MH Good condition, on 6.5
acres, Near Lakes, Horses,Ok. 110K to
purchase. $700 per month/$700 DD to
lease. 850-902-0604. 2tc 2/21-2/28

BLACK CREEK/FREEPORT
.(2402 CR 3280)
1999 Good Cents Brick 3/2. Split floor
plan on 1/2 acre. $229,000. (BY AP-
POINTMENT ONLY) 407-340-7712. 4tc
2/21-3/15

FOR SALE BY OWNER
3br/2ba DOUBLEWIDE on block foun-
dation. 1/4 acre corner lot in Oakwood
Hills. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer,
some furniture. Nice big rooms, walk-in
closets, built on carport, front & back


porches, pool, city water. Must sell.
$58,000. (Will negotiate) Ph. 892-1036.
tfc 2/8

REDUCED
4.83 acres on Bob Sikes Rd. Looks like
Tennessee with rolling hills, many hard-
wood trees and springs. $49,500. Call
Copperleaf Corp. 892-2940. tfc 2/8

HOUSE FOR SALE -1099 Hwy. 2,
Darlington area. 2 bedroom/2bath.
$149,900-Will split closing costs. 951-
0447/685-5343. 4tp 2/8-3/1

1 ACRE IN BLUE MOUNTAIN on 83 near
30A intersection. Zoned 12 units per acre.
High growth area. Call Linda Coiro at
Markham Real Estate @ 850-543-4604.
tfc-2/14

AFFORDABLE- Quality, energy efficient
homes by Jay Terrell just West of DeFu-
niak Springs, and ready for you! Conve-
nient to Hwy. 285 to the Base. Prices start
at $139,900. 3Br/2Ba, 1 car garage on
large level lots (92x170). Bonus is access

FOR SALE
2 bedroom 1 bath 1020 sq. ft. brick
home. Minutes to public boat ramp.
Juniper lake area. $119,000.00. Call
Dale Cole at Naylor Realty 951-2488
cell 978-3908.
40 acres. Hwy. 1883. Pines, creek
and rolling terrain. $130,000.00.
Contact Dale Cole at Naylor Realty
951-2488 cell 978-3908.
1.5 acres Ten Lake Estates.
$110,000.00 waterfront, paved road,
beautiful subdivision, call Dale Cole at
Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell .978-
3908.
4.13 acres in Mossy Head.
$50,000.00. Wooded high and dry.
Call Dale Cole at Naylor Realty 951-
2488 cell 978-3908.
23 acres Laurel Hill. $230,000.00.
Hwy. frontage, city water, wooded, 15
minutes from Crestview. Call Dale
Cole at Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell
978-3908.
70 acres Laurel Hill area. Premiere
piece of property! Pasture, wooded,
new fencing, new barn, wildlife, ,well,
city water available. $750,000.00. Call
Dale Cole at Naylor Realty 951-2488
cell 978-3908.
40 acres Adams Rd. Paxton area.
$220,000.00. Hunter's paradise!
Secluded, deer, turkey. Call Dale Cole
at Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell 978-
3908.
.43 acres Waterfront in Oakwood
Lakes Estates. City water available,
45 minutes to the beaches of South
Walton. $59,000.00. Call Dale Cole at
Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell 978-
3908.
Two 20 acre Riverfront parcels on
Shoal River. Very secluded, high
banks, high volume of wildlife.
$200,00.00. each. Call Dale Cole at
Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell 978-
3908.
Laurel Hill. 10 acres off Hwy. 52.
($110,000) and Varnum Road
($100,000), city water. Call Dale Cole
at Naylor Realty 951-2488 cell 978-
3908.
40 Acres Wooded. s from
DeFuniak SpriN i creek,
wildlife.e Cole at
Naylor 39D08 -P2488 cell 978
3908. 1 i


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


to several nice lakes in the Oakwood
Lakes area. Seller will assist with closing
cost. Call Mildred C. Heaton Realty Inc.


850-689-1334/850-582-3806 or email
mcheaton@cfi.net tfc 7/13 -65wds


PARKflAVEN UE
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10 ACRE LOT in Paxton w/beautiful park
like setting. Ideal for pond and home site.
Call Nita Steen. (850)217-5804.


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LOTS
Phil Harris Drive... 1 1/3 acre lot on paved road just north of DeFuniak Springs.. .$45,000
Magnolia Lake Drive...in the exclusive Magnolia Lake Estates subdivision
1-1/4 waterview lot. Can be combined with a waterfront lot at a reduced price......$75,000
2-1/4 waterfront lots (price is per lot) .......................... ..........$150,000
Dr Nelson Road...2 acre site north of DeFuniak Springs ............... ..............$55,000
Hwy 181 ...4 acre site on a paved road just west of Darlington ...........................$37,500
Hamlet Drive...1 acre building lot in Oakwood Hills Unit 5 ..... ......................... $27,500
Indian Mound Road...1 1/2 acre waterfront lot east of Crestview....................$125,000
Canary Way...3-1/4 acre building lots in The Pines S/D (price is per lot) ...........$35,000
Eagle Way...1/4 acre lots in The Pines S/D on the Okaloosa/Walton line
1 building lot ................. .............. .......... ...... .. .... ... ......... $25,000
8 adjoinIng building lots (price Is per lot) ..... .......... ....................................$22,:00
Dove Way...1/4 acre lot in Triple Lake Estates on the Okaloosa/Walton line ...... $25,000
Jones Road... 1/3 acre building lot south of Freeport.............. ................. $49,000
Windsor Park Road... 1/2 acre building lot with bay view in Gulf Breeze ..........$250,000
Bayshore Terrace.. .on the bay in Gulf Breeze
2-1/4 acre lots (price is per lot) ..... .................. ............ $125,000
1 2+ acre waterfront lot.... ..... ............................$1,300,000
ACREAGE
Otter Pond Road...27 acres w/ old house and shed in Darlington....... ...$180,000
Hallelujah Trail...40 wooded acres with a stream in Glendale ...................... $225,000
Hwy 185.. 145 acres of planted pines and cultivated land in Ponce DeLeon ..... $942,500
Vaughan Road... 12 acre building site in north west Holmes County ...............$69,000
Pine Ridge Road...2 adjoining parcels totaling 200 acres in north east Holmes county
77 acres ........................................ ... -..... ....... .. ......... $346,500
123 acres ........... ... .. ................. *............ .. ................ ... ..... .............. $553,500
Vanghn Dead River Lane.-.250 acres in north central Holmes county...........$2,400,000
Mare Creek Drive...20 acres with well and septic east of Crestview ............... $199,900
Clint Mason Road...40 acres east of Crestview. Could be developed...........$1,100,000
DEVELOPMENT
Girl Scout Road. -.Country Club Manor S/D in Mossy Head
14 platted lots, approximately 4 building lots ....... .r.. ...... ................... .... $75,000
27 platted lots, approximately 6 building lots .........................$100,000
31 platted lots, approximately 7 building lots................ ........... .............$195,000
59 platted lots, approximately 14 building lots. .......... :................... .....$220,000
Buck Ward Road-. 70 acres going through a land use amendment in Baker ..$1,600,000
Hwy 331...202 acres just north of DeFuniak Springs ideal for a large scale subdivision.
Frontage on 2 paved roads, Lake Holley and a 40 acre private lake .............$8,500,000


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630 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
850-951-2019


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Denise Hyland
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C restview Office
762 Industrial Way
Crestview, FL 32539
850-398-6336


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850-865-5656 Doug Goodhart
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850-585-3481 Tanja Waddell Renneker
850-305-2186 David Smith
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850-699-3121
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IF YOU WANT IT, WE HAVE GOT IT!

WE HAVE THE LARGEST INVENTORY IN WALTON COUNTY!


COUNTRY ESTATE
(R-1382) 7.73 acres, 3,091 SF,. 4 BR/3 BA
home, pond with dock, 64x48 barn with 3
stalls perfect for horses plus planted pas-
ture. Designed to enjoy that "Country
Living" lifestyle.
$495,000


NEW LISTING GREAT
PRICE
(R-1457) 14x70 manufactured home 2
BR/2 BA on half acre lot. Close to town.
$54,900


HIDDEN LAKE ESTATES
(R-1378) This great 3 BR/2 BA home is situated,
on .67 acres with large oaks and beautiful land-
scaping. This home has a new metal roof, new
siding, new appliances, new wood flooring and
paint. Hidden Lake Estates is a great subdivision
and this home has a lake access just across the
street. This is a must sec if --..u're looking for that
special home. This is a y, i ir-,r
$219,900


NEW LISTING
(R-1447) 3 BR/2 BA on 10 acres. Spacious
home, great for entertaining. Separate media
room equipped with many games and huge
movie screen. Apartment above media room.
Covered pool. Acreage fenced with large tack
barn, ready for your horses. Stocked pond with
gazebo and fountain. Paxton School District:
$649,900


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GREAT BUY
(L-1450) 2 vacant lots cleared Mossy
Head water & utilities available. Ready for
a new home!
$13,900 each


Prudential


Memrfield & Pilcher


Really

SELLING WALTON COUNTY ......


682 Baldwin Avenue 271 US Hwy 20 E, Suite D
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 Freeport, FL 32439
Phone (850) 892-9650 Phone (850) 880-6109
Toll Free 1-888-892-9658 Fax 850-892-9651 Website: prudentialmprealty.com
Licensed in Florida & Alabama


Sally R. Merrifield,
Broker, Owner
850-865-0640
Jack Cole
850-585-6707


Terry J. Pilcher,
Broker/Owner
850-865-2541
Kevin Hulion
850-419-1870


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


Elizabeth Brannon
850-585-8016


Beth Johnston
Office Manager
850-892-4645


Leanne Lloyd
850-428-2882


Ronnie Jon
850-585-82


Amy Wells
850-685-9265


es Dawne Miller
?04 850-225-771(

Bonnie Nick
850-865-4597


Debbie Jones
D 850-865-2541

Judy Keith
850-499-2622


JUST LISTED -
FREEPORT
(R-1458) Excellent value on this manufac-
tured home in Freeport city limits. 3 BR/2
BA, 14x3O covered deck, 2 car carport,
22x12 shed, 10x10 storage building,
beautiful landscaping with creek, fenced.
$15%900


LAKE ROSEMARY
SOUTH
(R-1419) 3 BR/2 BA manufactured home spa;-
cious kitchen with dining area, family room with
fireplace stove, dishwasher and refri]gerator
included, Interior freshly painted. On a culcle,
sac.
$89,90


FREEPORT
(R-1326) New custom built home with 2,200 SIF
12200 SIF
on 3.3 acres. Built in 2004. Hardy plank con-
struction, 10 ft. ceilings, gas fireplace, split bed-
rooms, stainless appliances, crown molding,
arched doorways, front and back porches and
so much more, Includes a 2,000+SF workshop
with kitchen-entertaining area and b]ath,200
amp service plus work area.
$1,25090001









THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


$119,900. 3tp2/14-2/2-3/1

FOR SALE BY OWNER
1/2 ACRE LOT In Santa Rosa Beach.
Sewer & water hook up. New subdivision.
$250,000. Firm. Call 543-1153 or 951-
2153. 4tp 2/21-3/15

FOR SALE BY OWNER
2.5 acres IN MOSSY HEAD off Girl Scout
Rd. Water front. $200,000. Firm. Cell
543-1153 or 951-2153. 4tp 2/21-3/15

11 RESIDENTIAL ACRES- 500ft. paved
road, North Walton County. $132,000
plus 18 acres $125,000.1-954-929-1606.
tfc 12/7

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

EMPLOYMENT
HOME CAREGIVERS-P/TF/T Seeking
non-medical caregivers to assist elderly
in their homes. Top hourly wages.
(850)951-1133. 4tc 2/21-2/28-3/15

TIRE TECH NEEDED & oil lube & filter
person. Apply at Firestone, 1618 US.
Hwy. 90 E, DeFuniak Springs. 892-3613.
2tc 2/21-2/28

FRONT RESERVATION MANAGER-
Health insu. & other excellent benefits.
Salary Commensurate w/experience. Fax
resume to 850-231-3966, Atten Brandy.
3tc 2/1-2/21

IMMEDIATE NEED for commission sales
person for designer fireplaces & cast
products. Great company to work for De-
signer Kitchens 835-1211, Fax 835-3211.
2tc 2/14-2/21

IMMEDIATE NEED for cabinet delivery/
shop person. Must have good driving
record and able to do heavy lifting. Great
company to work for & benefits. Designer
Kitchens 835-1211. 2tc 2/21-2/28

CONVENIENT STORE CASHIER
Far above average salary. Apply in Petro
Food Market. Located at 1805 E Nelson,
892-7620. tfc 2/8

K-FORCE SECURITY IS accepting ap-
plications to work security details this
spring & summer. Contact: 850-836-
9906-K-Forcel.com 11tp 1/18-3/29

EXPERIENCED HVAC SERVICE TECH.
w/valid FL Dr. License. Benefits/Freeport
area 850-835-2330. tfc 12/21

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Werner needs entry-level semi drivers.
No exp. required. Avg 36K + 1st yr. 60%
home nightly/weekly. CDL training in your
area. 1-866-280-5309. 4tc 2/1-2/22

NEEDED: CDL Driver's, CAD Techni-
cian, mechanics and surveyors. Top pay.
Full benefits. Apply at B&H Contracting,
Inc. 2408 Caton Road. Florala, AL.
36442. 334-858-6666. tfc 10/19


TDA# 06TX1883
(CORRECTIVE)
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
CECIL J. FLOYD the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 1939
Year of Issuance 2000
Description of property LOT 4 BLK
31 OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT 3
SParcel ID No. 17-3N-20-28080-031-
0040 Base Bid $854.12
Name in which assessed:
GEORGE FOESCH
Said property being in the County
of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 13TH day of
MARCH, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Dated this 26th day of January.
2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Feb. 1, 8,15, 22, 2007 126G
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 06DR001051
JANE ANN POYNOR,
Petitioner,
and
MICHAEL ERIC POYNOR,
RESPONDENT.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: (Name of Respondent) MICHAEL
ERIC POYNOR
(Respondent's last known address):
Last known: 17603 South Benton Rd.,
Belton, MO 64012
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
(name of. Petitioner) JANE ANN
POYNOIR whose address is 592
Baldwin Ave., DeFuniak Sprinqs, FL
32435, on or before (date) March 9
2007, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court at (clerk's address)


571 U.S. Hwy. 90E DeFuniak Sprinqs, 0010


FL 32435 before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may file
Notice of current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the clerk's of-
fice.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or strik-
ing of pleadings.
DATED: January 31, 2007
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tpd.: Feb. 8, 15, 22; March, 1, 2007
135G .


TDA# 07TX1918
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
CECIL J. FLOYD the holder of the fol-
lewing certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 625
Year of Issuance 2000
Description of property BEG SE/
C OF NE4 OF NW4, N 265 FT FOR
POB W 46 FT, S 154 FT, E 46 FT, N
154 FTTO POB OR 91-152 & COM
SW/C OF NW4 OF NE4 N 111 FTTO
POB N 154 FT E TO PONCE DE
LEON & MORRISON HWY SELY
ALONG HWY ROW TO PT E OF
POB, THENCE W TO POB, OR 1057-
73 LESS & EXCEPT: BEG SE/C OF
NE4 OF NW4 OF SEC 11, N 265 FT
ALONG HALF SEC LINE TO POB,
W 46 FT, S 154 FT, E 46 FT, N 154 FT
TO POB.
Parcel ID No. 11-3N-17-06000-013-



15 CRE


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

1 Acre Lot Paved Road $35,000
$350 Down & $350 Month

1/2 Acre
waterfront $55,000
$550 Down & $550 Month

10 Acres Sunrise Rd $100,000

Large Acreage 90 up to 3000 Acres
DeFuniak Springs, Mossy Head and Paxton
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Name in which assessed:
DEWILDA ERICKSON
Said property being in the County
of.WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the nd day of
MARCH, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Dated this 2ND day of FEBRU-
ARY, 2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1, 2007
153G


TDA# 07TX1927
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
ETHEL E. DILLON OR MATTHEW J.
DILLON the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and, year of issu-
ance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 1547


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Year of Issuance 2003
Description of property LOT 6 BLK
D OAK PARK S/D
Parcel ID No. 34-3N-19-19500-OOD-
0060 Base Bid $ 2,762.96
Name in which assessed:
SAMUEL WILLIAMS
Said property being in the County
of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 22nd day of
MARCH, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 2ND day of FEBRUARY,
2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1, 2007
154G
TDA# 07TX1928

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MATTHEW J. DILLON OR ETHEL E.
DILLON the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for a


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tax deed to be issued thereon. The -
certificate number and year of issu- i
ance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:

Certificate No. 1099
Year of Issuance 2003
Description of property BEG 870 I
FT E OF SW/C SE4. RUN E 264 FT,
N 146 FT, W 264 FT, S 146 FT TO t
BEG
Parcel ID No.:07-2N-19-18000-018-,
0000 Base Bid $S
1.824.86
Name in which assessed:
HARVIS COSSON & EDNA
COSSON EST

Said property being in the County
of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the prop-
erty described in such certificate shall'
be sold to the highest bidder at the
courthouse door on the 22nd day of
MARCH, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 2ND day of FEBRU-
ARY. 2007.


Portland. 7.74 ac.,
2/2 Florida Cottage,
barn, 200+ year old
oaks, long leaf pine,
magnolias & hickory
trees. $420,000.
BRUCE, Commercial
zoning. 3 ac., 3/2 brick
home. Frontage on
Hwy. 81 near intersec-
tion of Hwy. 20.
$650,000.
MA CK BA YOU.
Waterfront townhome
2/2, with assigned boat
slip. $388,500.
WATERVIEW
COVE, 1713 sq. ft., 3/2
brick home, on 2 lots.
Reduced $299,000.
FREEPORT. 11 ac.
Deep well, small fish
pond, SW manufac-
tured home, 1100 SF,
single family home
almost complete.
$225ooo.00.






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This four acre parcel is located in
the Pleasant Ridge area. There is,
creek that runs through the back of
parcel. Beautiful parcel! Peaceful
location to build, your new home!
$45,000'


NEW-FREEPORT
Beautiful 2 acre parcel. Walk to the
bay. Large oaks, mature pines.
Partially cleared. Perfect spot to
build your dream home..
$229,000


SERENITY IN THE VALLEY
This 2827 SF m'aintenance-free
brick home has 4 BR/2 BA and is
on 2 scenic acres Spacious floor
plan with large living room. A must
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$239,900


40 ACRES
Excellent parcel located in north,
Walton County. Plenty'of wildlife.
Deer and turkey abound. Natural
hardwoods. Creek. Walton County
in its natural beauty.
$220,000


WHAT A DEAL!
This reasonably priced lot is
located within the city limits of
DeFuniak Springs. The lot is
wooded and has city water and
sewer. Priced to sell!
$12,500


MAGNOLIA LAKE
This lot is located in Phase II.
There is a common area and dock
for great fishing. Covenants, restric-
tions, and home owner's associa-
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Priced to sell!
$47,500


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LAKEFRONT TEN LAKES
This lakefront home was built in '05
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oversized walk-in closet. Fireplace,
crown molding, and more! This is a
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$249,900


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Haven in Ten Lakes Estates S/D. 3
BR/2.5 BA. 1555 SF. Approx. 1
acre lot. Garage, carport, and much
more! Covenants & restrictions.
$225,000


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Country Manor. 3 BR/2 BA.
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lighting. Great floor plan. Call and
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PAGE 10-C
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)


4tc: Feb. 8, 15, 22;
155G


March 1, 2007


TDA# 07TX1929
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
ETHEL E. DILLON OR.MATTHEW J.
DILLON the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 1436
Year of Issuance 2003
Description of property TOWN OF
DEFUNIAK LOT 1649
Parcel ID No. 25-3N-19-19070-001-
6490 Base Bid $
2,049.10
Name in which assessed: MRS.
AMOS S. ADAMS HEIRS OF C/O
BETTY BURKETT
Said property being in the County
of WALTON, State of Florida.


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 22nd day of
MARCH, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Dated this 2ND day of FEBRU-
ARY. 2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1, 2007
156G
TDA# 07TX1930
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
MATTHEW J. OR ETHEL E. DILLON
the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed
to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are
as follows:
Certificate No. 1424
Year of Issuance 2003
Description of property COM 534.4
FT N & 120 FT E OF SW COR BLK
1540. RUN N 127.5 FT. E 75 S 127.5


FT, W 75 FT TO BEG
Parcel ID No. 25-3N-19-19070-001-
540D Base Bid $
3,227.17
Name in which assessed:
MILDRED PHILLIPS C/O FINLEY
VENITA
Said property being in the County
of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless suth certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be
sold to the highest bidder at the court-
house door on the 22nd day of
MARCH, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Dated this 2ND day of FEBRU-
ARY, 2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Feb. 8, 15, 22; March 1, 2007
157G
NOTICE
Request for Bids
The City of DeFuniak Springs will
be accepting sealed bids for a new
logger/recorder system for the Police
Department. The City will accept
sealed bids until February 20, 2007


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14 South 9th Street,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF
HWY 90 & 83


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


at 2:00 p.m. CST. Proposals
opened in the Council Cham
the above date and time. The
als shall be marked on the ou
the envelope sealed bid "Polii
Logger/Recorder System". A
received after 2:00 p.m. on th
date will not be accepted am
returned unopened to the bid

The following is a minimum
equipment:
1. Logger/Recorder Syste

A complete list of specification
be obtained by contacting t
Managers Office at (850) 892-
by mail at City Hall, PO Box 6
Funiak Springs, Florida 32435
formation concerning the bid
dure may be obtained through
Managers Office at the abi
dress. Any additional informant
cerning the specifications
equipment may be obtained f
Police Chief Mike Adkinson
892-8513.

The Owner reserves the rigl
ject any and all bids, waive
malities, and award in the be
est of the City of DeFuniak
The City of DeFuniak Spring
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
ADA Employer and a Drug FrE
Place.

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SP

Kim Presnell
City Manager

2tc: Feb. 15,'22, 2007

NOTICE OF SALE
ABANDONED PROPER

To: Earlene Mixon
2003 Hinote Rd.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 324

Unit(s): 293

You are hereby advised tl
will be accepted on entire con
personal possessions by publ
vate sale in units described a
A-1 MINI STORAGE, 1154 U
90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FL
day, March 2, 2007 at 11:15
information call 850-892-467

2tc: Feb. 15, 22,2007

NOTICE OF SALE
ABANDONED PROPER

To: Katrin Santucci
423 Evergreen Dr.
Destin, FL 32541-2201

Unit(s): 190

You are hereby advised t
will be accepted on entire con
personal possessions by publ
vate sale in units described a
A-1 MINI STORAGE, 1154 U
90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FL
day, March 2, 2007 at 11:15
information call 850-892-467T
2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007
.......................................


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fibers on
propos-
utside of
ce Dept.
,ny bids
e above
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the City
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5. Any in-
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NOTICE OF SALE
ABANDONED PROPERTY

To: Ms. Beverly Crisman
2587 Chatham Way
Palm Bay, FL 32905-2754

Unit(s): 133, 132

You are hereby advised that bids
will be accepted on entire contents
of personal possessions by public or
private sale in units described above
of A-1 MINI STORAGE, 1154 US
HWY 90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FLon
Friday, March 2, 2007 at 11:15 a.m.
For information call 850-892-4677.

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 169G


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 07000011CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DEBORAH E. IRBY
a/k/a DEBORAH IRBY

Deceased.


Action/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS
ee Work The administration of the estate
of Deborah E. Irby, deceased, whose
date of death was December 22,
'RINGS 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 424-19-1657, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 571 U.S. Highway 90 East,
158G DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
ITY representative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent and
133 other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
hat bids this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
tents of MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OFTHE
ic or pri- FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
ibove of TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
IS HWY DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
- on Fri- THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
a.m. For
7. All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
167G demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
ITY DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARED.
hat bids
tents of NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
ic or pri- PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
ibove of CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
IS HWY MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
- on Fri- DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
a.m. For
7. The date of first publication of this
168G notice is February 15, 2007.
..........- Allorney for Personal Represeniat ve


Dale S. Davidson
Florida Bar No. 948942
The Law Offices of Dale S. Davidson,
LLC
403 North Dawsoh Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Telephone: (229) 226-8183

Personal Representative:
Dana Ford
302 Jase Court
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 170G

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold a
regular meeting on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 27, 2007, at 5:00 p.m.'or as soon
thereafter as may be heard at South
Walton Courthouse Annex located
at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,


Santa Rosa Beach. Florida. The fol-
lowing items will be heard:

1. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
BAYVIEW GARDEN ESTATES -
Carol Wood is requesting final plat
approval for Bayview Garden Estates,
a 10-lot single family subdivision on ap-
proximately 11 acres with a land use
designation of rural village. This site is
located south of Highway 20 west of
Cedar Beach Cove.

2. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
BAYWALK COMMERCE PARK Carl
Hamilton of Ronco Electric, Inc. is re-
questing final plat approval'for Baywalk
Commerce Park, a three-lot commer-
cial subdivision :r, approirimaiely 2 -1
acres with a land use oesiriaicon oi
coastal center. Tns sit. ;-. located n.-onr,
of U.S. Highway 98 on -re eas.i side >ci
Geronimo Street behind Res.ort Iniern-
ors.
3. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR


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ALLIGATOR POINT David White is
requesting final plat approval for Alli-
gator Point, a 12-lot single family sub-
division on approximately 8.22 acres
with a land use designation of NPA/
infill. This site is located north of U.S.
98 on the east side of C.R. 393.

4. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR
SUGAR SANDS ESTATES Sugar
Sands, LLC. is requesting final plat
approval for Sugar Sands Estates, a
40-lot residential subdivision on ap-
proximately 20 acres with a land use
designation of conservation residen-
tial 2:1. This site is located approxi-
mately 0.6 miles south U.S. 98 on the
east side of Sugar Drive.

5. LIGHTING ORDINANCE An
ordinance amending Chapter 5 of the
Walton County Land Development
Code by adding a new Section
5.09.00 Outdoor Lighting, amending
the glossary of the Land Development
Code; establishing standards and rec-
ommendations for exterior lighting;
providing for intent and purpose; ap-
plicability; definitions; standards; en-
forcement and penalties; interpreta-
tion, authority; severability; and effec-
tive date. (First Hearing Date)

6. TRAFFIC CONCURRENCY
ORDINANCE An ordinance amend-
ing chapter III and Appendix C-3 of the
Walton County Land Development
Code to provide for the expiration of
certificates of concurrency and to ad-
just the methodology for determining
the roads impacted by development;
providing for severability; providing for
repeal of conflicting provisions, and
providing an effective date.

7. AQUARIAN DEVELOPMENT
VII, LLC Project number 06-008-
00003. Aquarian Development has
petitioned the county to abandon a


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portion of McKenny Road that runs
east to west between McKenny Road
and Apostle's Way on the north side
of parcel number 01-3S-19-25000-
001-0020 (5823 U.S. Highway 98 E.)

8. ROSE HAVEN TOWN HOMES
- Project number 05-001-00175. This
is a major development order appli-
cation by Aquarian Development II,
LLC (Onno Horn, Managing Member)
for 49 townhomes with pool amenity
on 4.68 acres (parcel number 01-3S-
19-25000-001-0020) with a land use
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This project was approved by the
BOCC on June 13, 2006 on the con-
dition that an abandonment of a por-
tion of McKenny Road be approved.
This site is located at the corner of
Highway 98 and Apostle's Way.

9. WEST SHORE PHASE II -
Project number 06-001-00109. This is
a major development order applica-
tion submitted by Barnhill, Barnhill,
Barnhill, agent, and West Shore Part-
ners II LLC, owner, for a seven lot
single family:subdivision on a 4.38
acre parcel, with a future land use


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84 E Roberts, Mossy Head.
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MLS #423658


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S2 nice sized lots in Oakwood Hills just off paved road. Great location for a new home.MLS #447117 $40,000
* Waterfrontlot on Lake Rosemary. Lot is 0.64 acres with 30 feet on water. Land is high and dry. MLS #434466....................$60,000
, Nice lot inr rapidly growing area of DeFuniak Springs, city water available. Seller financing available.
MLS #417756 .j $29,000
* Wooded lots in Oakwood Hills, Cypress Ave. Seller very motivated. MLS #449243 & MLS# 449244 $15,900 ea.
* Wooded lot off Coventry Rd. Almost an acre. Owner financing available. MLS #431094 $22,500
* Lot in Juniper Lake Estates. 1.233'acres. Owner financing available. MLS#431093 $35,000
* Lightly wooded lot high and dry close to Juniper Lake. 0.9 acres. Owner says lot can be divided. MLS #451225....................$20,000
ACREAGE:
NEWLY LISTED! 35.60 acres on Montgomery Rd. Just south of DeFuniak Springs. Development potential.


MLS #455400 $747,600
DRASTIC REDUCTION! 7.16 acres on Smith Rd., DeFuniak Springs. MLS #78 $148,000
*HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 30 acres Billy Joe Godwin Rd., DeFuniak Springs. MLS#443154 $315,000
*40 PRIME ACRES close to Freeport off Coveted Rock Hill Rd., DeFuniak Springs. MLS #450492 $399,900
*40.5 ACRES in one of the fastest growing areas of Walton County. Annexation completed to the City of Freeport..SELLER.
VERY MOTIVATED. MLS #445566 $850,000
* 10 ACRES in a great area close to King Lake. Nice stream runs across back of property. MLS #450431 $199,900
COMMERCIAL:
* 91 acres excellent piece of property with frontage on the railroad and Hwy. 90 with commercial potential. Located in Mossy
Head, FL. MLS #447832 $1,300,000


1147 HWY. 90 W. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS .

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designation of NPA/infill (parcel #25-
3S-18-16090-000-0240.) The site is
located 743 ft north of West Shore
Drive on the north side of US 98.
10. WATERSOUND NORTH
NOPC NUMBER 1 St. Joe Towns &
Resorts has filed a notice of proposed
change to WaterSound North DRI, an
existing development of regional im-
pact. The existing DRI consists of
1,432 dwelling units, 484,703 gross
square feet of non-residential devel-
opment, and 38 holes of golf on 2,425
acres. The project site is variously
designated as coastal village one,
general agriculture, and NPA-TND.
The project is generally located on
both sides of U.S. 98 along the east-
ern boundary of Walton County. The
proposed change will combine the
original two-phase plan into one-
phase plan, modify the deadline for
commencement and completion of the
affordable housing units, revise lan-
guage regarding the USCOE regional
general permit to allow individual per-
mits, satisfy the previous phase II con-
ditions for affordable housing, and in-
corporate the land use swap of golf
area to residential units approved
through a previous PUD amendment.
(Continued from January 23, 2007
meeting).
11. ALAQUA LANDING A/K/A
PINEY POINT ESTATES Project
number 05-001-00003. This is a ma-
jor development application submitted
by Dean Burgis, P.E., of Emerald
Coast Associates, Inc. consisting of 76
single family lots on 38.45 acres with
a future land use of rural village. The
site is located on the north side of
Piney Point Road west of CR 83A,
West (West Bay Loop Road.) (Con-
tinued from January 23,2007 meet-
ing)
12. NATURE WALK BEACH
CLUB PUD Project number 06-001 -
00116. This is a major development
application submitted by Seagrove at
the Beach, LLC and Kimley-Horn En-
gineering consisting of 2 buildings to-
taling 19,858 square feet to include
2,400 square feet of retail, 21 condo-
miniums, and a beach club on 1.21
acres with a future land use of NPA/
residential preservation. This site is lo-
cated at 3031 E County Hwy. 30-A,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
(Continued from January 23, 2007
meeting)
13. CHAT HOLLY TOWNHOMES
- Project number 06-001-00130. This
is a major development order appli-
cation submitted by David E. Smith of
Moore Bass Consulting, Inc. and Jack
Rhodes, agent, for 34 town homes on
4.5 +/- acres (parcel #30-2S-19-
24000-033-0000) with a future land
use of NPA/infill. The site is located
on the southwest corner of the inter-
section of Chat Holly and J.D. Miller
Roads.
14. CR 30 A TOWNHOMES -
Project number 06-001-00053. This is
a major development order applica-
tion submitted by David E. Srnith of
Moore Bass Consulting, Inc. for 4


townhouse units on .58 +/- acres (par-
cel #03-3S-20-34150-000-0312) with
a future land use designation of NPA/
infill. The site is located on the north
side of C.R. 30A approximately 3/4
mile west of C.R. 393 and adjacent to
Tom Thumb/Citgo.
All interested parties wishing to be
heard regarding these amendments
may appear at the above mentioned
meeting.
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,
municipal corporation, or other politi-
cal subdivision, which has scheduled
a meeting at which official acts are
to be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written request
by a physically handicapped person
to attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such board,
commission, agency, or authority,
such chairperson or director shall
provide a manner by which such 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 per-
sons are advised that, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter 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: Feb. 15, 22,'2007 173G


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Walton County Design Re-
view Board will hold a regular public
meeting to hear projects beginning at
5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28,
2007 at the South Walton County
Courthouse Annex located at 31
Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. The
Board will hear the following items:
1. Workshop The Design Review
Board wishes to draft language to
amend Section 13.00.00 of the Land
Development Code regarding the
placement of walls and fences along
the CR30A scenic corridor and also
consider revising the required set-
backs.
2. Parish National Bank Project
number 05-001-00062. Parish Na-
tional Bank, through Freeman Elec-
tric Co., Inc., is requesting approval
of one monument sign measuring
9'10" x 5'3" for a total square footage
of 52 square feet. The sign will be lo-
cated at 13331 Highway 98 West (par-
cel #30.-2S-21-42000-005-0000).


3. Design Center of the Emerald
Coast LTM Revision Project num-
ber 06-013-00059. G&G Global De-
velopment, Inc. is requesting an
amendment to their previously ap-
proved development order. The
amendment consists of re-siting the
160,000 square feet of showroom and
professional office space on a 12.79
acre parcel with a future land use of
village mixed use and CR 2:1 (parcel
#36-2S-20-33290-000-0610). This
project is located on the south side of
US 98 approximately 1.7 miles west
of US 331.
4. P.F. Chang Project number 04-
000-00234. This is a minor applica-
tion submitted by Howard Rock Fee,
LLC consisting of a facade revision to
a 6,546 square foot restaurant build-
ing on approximately 1/2 acre with a
future land use of coastal center (par-
cel identification number 26-2S-21-
42000-001-0051). The project is lo-
cated in Grand Boulevard at
Sandestin on the north side of U.S.
Highway 98, west of Sandestin Lane
and east of Baytowne Road.
5. Grand Boulevard Master
Signage Plan Project number 04-
000-00234. This is a minor develop-
ment submitted by Howard Rock Fee,
LLC requesting a revision to the mas-
ter signage plan for Grand Boulevard,
a part of the Sandestin DRI. The
project is located on parcel identifica-
tion number 26-2S-21-42000-001-
0051 with a future land use designa-
tion of coastal center. The property is
located in Grand Boulevard at
Sandestin on the north side of U.S.
Highway 98, west of Sandestin Lane
and east of Baytowne Road.
6. Marathon Village Project
number 06-001-00031 This is a ma-
jor development application submitted
by Marathon Group, LLC consisting
of 175,859 square feet of retail on 6.68
acres with a future land use of coastal
center/NPA-infill on parcel identifica-
tion numbers 30-2S-21-42290-000-
0120, 30-2S-21-42290-000-0121, 30-
2S-21-42290-000-0130, 30-2S-21 -
42290-000-0371, 30-2S-21-42290-
000-0150, 30-2S-21-42000-001-
0000, 30-2S-21-42000-001-0030; 30-
2S-21-42000-001-0040. The project is
located on the south side of U.S. High-
way 98, east of Ellis Road and west
of North Holiday Road.
The Design Review Board will
make a recommendation on major de-
velopments to the Board of County
Commissioners regarding these items
either to approve, approve with con-
ditions or to deny. Any item that is
tabled will be scheduled for a future
Design Review Board meeting and will
not go forward to the Planning Com-
mission until the Design Review Board
makes a recommendation.
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,
municipal corporation, or other politi-
cal subdivision, which has scheduled


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


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 tho
chairperson or director of such board,
commission, agency, or authority,
such chairperson or director shall
provide 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 per-
sons are advised that, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter 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: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 174G
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CP254
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOSEPHINE WIGGS,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
JOSEPHINE WIGGS, deceased,
case Number 05CP254, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of Which is P.O. Box 1260, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32435. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is,
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the quali-
fications of the personal representa-
tive, venue, of jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
or whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR


THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this Court.
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is 2/15/07.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Clayton J.M. Adkinson
P.O. Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-5195
Florida Bar #171651
Personal Representative:
Willie Wiggs, Jr.
275 South Davis Lane
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
2tc: Feb. 15,22,2007 175G


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 06 CA 508
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN
SABR 2005-FR2
PLAINTIFF
VS.
KENNETH CROWTHER; CORINDA
CROWTHER; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN'PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS


SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to,a Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated Feb. 9, 2007 enp-
tered in Civil Case No. 06 CA 508 of
the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial
Circuit in and for WALTON County,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Front Lobby, Second Floor at
the WALTON County Courthouse lo-
cated at 571 Highway 90 East in De-
Funiak Springs, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
Central Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern
Time) on the 12th day of March, 2007,
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 2, BUENA VISTA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE (S) 8, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any. other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens. must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 9th day of February,
2007.
Martha Ingle
Clerk'of the Circuit Court
By: Margaret Bishop
,Deputy Clerk
(seal)
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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


06-63420(SXNW)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation should
contact COURT ADMINISTRATION,
at the WALTON County Courthouse
at 850-892-8133, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 176G
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY
CASE NO. 06-CA-665
NOTICE OF ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH F. SLANE JR, ETAL,
Defendants.
TO: B. LEE MADDOX, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF B. LEE MADDOX, W.
TODD EVANS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF W. TODD EVANS, JAMES R. HILL
AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES R. HILL
Last known address: 19 CROWN
TERR, MORRISVILLE, PA 19067
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, under or
against B. LEE MADDOX, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF B. LEE
MADDOX, W TODD EVANS, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF W. TODD
EVANS, JAMES R. HILL AND UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R.
HILL and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or interest
in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage on
the following described property:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION 36,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 18
WEST, RUN THENCE S 00 DE-
GREES 45'60" W ALONG THE WEST
SECTION LINE, A DISTANCE OF
1,287.74 FEET MORE OR LESS TO
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 82, THENCE
RUN S 88 DEGREES 42'00"E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 83.13 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE S 88 DEGREES 42'00"
E, A DISTANCE OF 82.42 FEET,
THENCE RUN S 00 DEGREES
45'00" W, A DISTANCE OF 165.30
FEET, THENCE RUN N 88 DE-
GREES 45'01" W, A DISTANCE OF
82.42 FEET, THENCE RUN N 00 DE-
GREES 45'01" E, A DISTANCE OF
165.37 FEETTO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, ALL LYING IN WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on'
Danielle Spradley, Attorney.for Plains
tiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33312 either (choose one)
(a) within days after
the first publication of this notice, of
X (b) on or before March 16, 2007,
and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 8th day of February,
2007.
MARTHA INGLE
As Clerk of the Court


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By: Sharla Hall
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)
Publish: DeFuniak Herald
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability coordi-
nator at 8508928586. PO Box 509,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL, 32435. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD) via
Florida Relay System.
This is an attempt to collect a debt.
Any information obtained will be
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Susan Yeong J. Kang
2901 Stirling Rd., Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 177G
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, Martha Ingle, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Walton County,
Florida, will on March 5, 2007, begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of
the Walton County Courthouse, in the
city of DeFuniak Springs, Florida of-
fer for sale, and sell at public outcry
to the highest and best bidder, the fol-
lowing described real property situ-
ated in Walton County, Florida, to-wit:
Lots 23, 24, 25 and 26 North of
Highway in Warren Heights Subdivi-
sion pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment in Foreclosure entered in a
case pending in said Court, the style
of which is:
TRUSTMARK BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ML, LLC, a Florida Limited Liabil-
ity Company and MAUREEN
. CLANCY,
Defendants.
and the docket number of which is 06-
CA-313.
In accordance with the AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the undersigned not
later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding to ensure that reasonable ac-
commodations are available.
WITNESS-my hand and the offi-
cial seal of this Honorable Court this
6th day of February, 2007.
MARTHA INGLE.-
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kim Anderson
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
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2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
FOR WALTON COUNTY,
CASE NO. 06 CA 5
NOTICE OF SALI
AURORA LOAN SERVICE
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH CROWTHER, e
Defendantss,
NOTICE IS HEREBY G
suant to an Order or Final
Scheduling Foreclosure Sa
on January 29, 2007 in this
pending in said Court, th
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash in the
County Courthouse, in the fr
Second Floor, Walton Cou
house, 571 US Highway 90
Funiak Springs, Walton
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on tl
of March, 2007, the follc
scribed property as set-fo
Order or Final Judgment, t
LOT 15, BLOCK H, FR
BEACH 2ND ADDITION,
ING TO THE PLAT THE
RECORDED IN PLAT
PAGE 41, OF THE
RECORDS OF WALTON
FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 222 MIAMI
MIRAMAR BEACH, FLOOR
ANY PERSON CLAIMING
TEREST IN THE SURPLI
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTH
THE PROPERTY OWNE
THE Date OF THE LIS I
MUST FILE A CLAIM W
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at WALTO
Florida, this 31st day of
2007.
As Clerk, Ci
WALTO
By: Kimr
As De
SPEAR & HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Cente
9700 South Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-229!


2tc: Feb. 15, 22,2007


SHANE A. MADDOX A/K/A SHANE
MADDOX, ET AL.,
DE :ENDANT(S).


NOTICE OF ACTION
178G CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
OF THE TO: SHANE A. MADDOX A/K/A
IN AND SHANE MADDOX; UNKNOWN
FLORIDA SPOUSE OF SHANE A. MADDOX A/
83 K/A SHANE MADDOX; TRAVIS L.
MADDOX A/K/A TRAVIS MADDOX;
E UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRAVIS L.
MADDOX A/K/A TRAVIS MADDOX
-S, LLC, whose residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown defendants
who may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all parties claiming
tux.,etal., an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have any
IVEN pur- right, title or interest in the property
Judgment described in the mortgage being fore-
ale entered closed herein.
case now
ie style of YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:
t and best
WALTON CONDOMINIUM UNIT 2704, THE
rontLobby, GRAND SANDESTIN CONDO-
inty Court- MINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
I East, De- CORDING TO THE DECLARATION
1 County, OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS
he 1st day RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
owing de- RECORDS BOOK 2514, PAGE 106,
rth in said OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
o-wit: WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED IN-
1ANGISTA TEREST IN THE COMMON ELE-
ACCORD- MENTS IF ANY, APPURTENANT
REOF AS THERETO, SUBJECT TO AND IN
BOOK 3, ACCORDANCE WITH THE COV-
PUBLIC ENANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRIC-
COUNTY, TIONS, TERMS AND OTHER PRO-


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1st JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION, ... ......
CASE NO: 07-CA-000002
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NA FKA.
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR BS ALT A 2005-7,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.


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at 850-892-8133, 1-800-955-877.1
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
THIS NOTICE SHALL BE PUB-
LISHED ONCE A WEEK FOR TWO
(2) CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.
PUBLISH IN:
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD BREEZE


VISIONS OF SAID DECLARATION.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 801 S Uni-
versity Drive #500, Plantation, FL
33324 on or before March 16, 2007,
(no later than 30 days from the date
of the first publication of this notice of
action) and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or pe-
tition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 9th day of February, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Margaret Bishop
DEPUTY CLERK
(seal)
t
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
06-70628 (ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation should
contact COURT ADMINISTRATION,
at the WALTON County Courthouse


Chautauqua
Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center

is now hiring

C.N.A.'s
for the following shifts:
7-3, 3-11, 11-7,
and
7 am 7 pm.
Shift Differential,
Benefits and
PTO available.

Apply in person at
785 South 2nd Street
DeFuniak Springs
or call Cindy Weeks, RN
at 850-892-2176
2tc: 2-15,22


180G


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1st JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07-CA-000001
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NA FKA
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR BS ALT A 2005-5,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
SHANE A. MADDOX, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.



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PAGE 14-C
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: SHANE A. MADDOX; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHANE A.
MADDOX; TRAVIS L. MADDOX; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF TRAVIS L.
MADDOX
whose residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living; and if he/she/they
be dead, the unknown defendants
who may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all parties claiming
an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being fore-
closed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 2222,
GRAND SANDESTIN CONDO-
MINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED IN-
TEREST IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 2514, PAGE
106, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 801 S Uni-
versity Drive #500, Plantation, FL
33324 on or before March 16, 2007,
(no later than 30 days from the date
of the first publication of this notice-of
action) and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or pe-
tition filed herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 9th day of February, 2007.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Margaret Bishop
DEPUTY CLERK
(seal)

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
06-70622 (ASCF)

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation should
contact COURT ADMINISTRATION,
at the WALTON County Courthouse
at 850-892-8133, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

THIS NOTICE. SHALL BE PUB-
LISHED ONCE A WEEK FOR TWO
(2) CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.

PUBLISH IN:
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD BREEZE

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 181G
#-----------------
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that the Wal-
ton County Board of Commissioners
will hold a Special Meeting on Febru-
ary 27, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. to discuss
the Strategic Plan. The meeting will
be held at the South Walton Court-
house Annex located at 31 Coastal
Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida.

Please be governed accordingly.

Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote, Administration


2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007


NOTICE OF WORKSHOP

The Walton County Board of Com-
missioners will hold a Special Work-
shop on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
beginning at 2:30 PM at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex, located at
31 Coastal Center Blvd., Santa Rosa
Beach, FL.

The purpose of this Workshop will
be to discuss the Nokuse Plantation
Overview presented by Dr. Matt
Aresco and Mr. M.C. Davis.

The public is invited to attend.

Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 184G


MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that the Beach
Activities Working Group will meet on
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 5:30 pm
at the South Walton Courthouse An-
nex located at 31 Coastal Centre Bou-
levard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 185G

Notice

You are hereby notified that the
College Avenue Complex Commit-
tee will hold a Workshop on Thursday,
February 22, 2007 beginning at 8:00
a.m. The Committee will be traveling
to area Senior Centers for a tour of
their facilities. Please be advised that
two or more County Commissioners
may be in attendance.

By: Dede Hinot6/Administration

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 186G

Request for Proposals
for
Professional Engineering


Services

The City of DeFuniak Springs,
Florida hereby gives notice that sealed
proposals will be received at City Hall,
71 US Hwy. 90 West, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, 32435 until March 7,
2007, at 2:00 p.m., local time for Pro-
fessional Planning and Engineering
Services for Natural Gas Projects, in
accordance with the City of DeFuniak
Springs plans, specifications and con-
tract documents.

Proposals shall be labeled "Profes-
sional Planning and Engineering Ser-
vices". Any person desiring their pro-
posal to be considered is responsible
for making certain their proposal is re-
ceived at City Hall by 2:00 pm. No oral,
telegraphic, electronic, facsimile, or
telephonic proposals or modifications
will be considered. Proposals received
after the scheduled submittal deadline
will be returned unopened. The con-
tract will be governed by Florida Stat-
ues 287.055 (Consultants' Competi-
tive Negotiations Act) and Florida Ad-
ministrative Code Rule 9B-43 and
CFR 85.36.

The City seeks to engage a firm
with an office within 100 miles of De-
Funiak Springs who's Engineers are
licensed in the State of Florida and
which has extensive experience in all
facets of the services required.

Additional information concerning
the RFP being requested and the
ranking criteria to be used to evalu-
ate the proposals may be obtained
from 8 am to 5 pm at the Office of the
City Manager, 71 US Hwy. 90 W, De-
Funiak Springs, FL 32433 or (850)
892-8500.

The City of DeFuniak Springs re-
serves the right to accept or reject any
or all proposals, and award in the best
interest of the City of DeFuniak
Springs. The City further certifies that
it will not discriminate during the se-
lection process on the basis of age,
sex, familial status, race, national ori-
gin, or handicap status. The City of
DeFuniak Springs is an Equal Oppor-
tunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Em-
ployer and a Drug Free Work Place.

Kim Presnell, City Manager
Joanie Runge,
Special Projects Coordinator .

2tc: Feb. 15, 22, 2007 192G

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued
in the CIRCUIT Court of OKALOOSA
County, Florida, on the 3rd day of OC-
TOBER, 2006. In the cause wherein
SHANRI HOLDING CORP, was
plaintiffs) and TERRY EARNEST, ET
AL, was defendantss, being Case No.
02CA2852 in said Court.

I, RALPH L. JOHNSON, as Sher-
iff of WALTON County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title and in-
terest of the defendant, TERRY EAR-
NEST ET AL, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:

Lot 10, block 79, Town of Santa
Rosa, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page(s) 61, Public Records of
Walton County, Florida
Parcel No. 222s20331200790100

And on the 20th day of MARCH, 2007
at the front entrance to the Walton
County Sheriff's Office in the City of
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, FL,
at the hour of 11:00 am or as soon as
possible thereafter, I will offer for sale
all of the said defendant's TERRY
EARNEST, ET AL, right, title and in-
terest in aforesaid property at public
outcry and will sell the same subject
to all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and
best bidder or bidders for CASH, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above described
execution.

/s/ Ralph L. Johnson,
Sheriff of Walton County, Florida

4tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 2007
193G

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued
in the COUNTY Court of OKALOOSA
County, Florida, on the 17th day of
DECEMBER, 2006. In the cause
wherein ZARCO SUPPLY CO, was
plaintiffs) and GLENN BURKETT, ET
AL, was defendantss, being Case No.
96CC1058 in said Court.


I, RALPH L. JOHNSON' as Sher-
iff of WALTON County, Florida, have
levied upon all the right, title and in-
terest of the defendant, GLENN
BURKETT, ET AL, in and to the fol-
lowing described property, to-wit:

Lots 7, 8, and 9, Block A, PISCES
COVE, 1st Addition according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page 2 and 2A, of the
Public Records of Walton County,
Florida

And on the 27th day of MARCH, 2007
at the front entrance to the Walton
County Sheriff's Office in the City of
DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, FL,
at the hour of 11:00 am or as soon as
possible thereafter, I will offer for sale
all of the said defendant's GLENN
BURKETT, ET AL, right, title and in-
terest in aforesaid property at public
outcry and will sell the same subject
to all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and
best bidder or bidders for CASH, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above described ex-
ecution.

/s/ Ralph L. Johnson,
Sheriff of Walton County, Florida
4tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 2007
.194G

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


File No.: 07CP000017
Division: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ANGELA LEAH DEVAUGHN

Deceased.

NOTICE OF CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Angela Leah DeVaughn, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
December 21, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THEIR LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.

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

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

The date of first publication of this
notice is February 22, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Toni R. Kinner
Attorney for Jane Allen DeVaughn
Florida Bar No. 0683221
Laird, Baker & Blackstock, LLC
501 North Main Street
Opp, AL 36467
Telephone: (334) 493-9716

Personal Representative:
Jane Allen DeVaughn
3409 North County Highway 285
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

2tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 2007
195G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File No.: 06CP255
Devision: Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUDOLPH D. SHIELDS

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Rudolph D. Shields, deceased,
whose date of death was November
24, 2006, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 1260, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, 32435. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE.OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.

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

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

The date of first publication of this
notice is February 22, 2007.

Attorney foa Personal Representative:
Toni R. Kinner
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tives
Florida Bar No. 0683221
Laird, Baker & Blackstock, LLC
501 North Main Street
Opp, Alabama 36467
Telephone: (334) 493-9716


Personal Representatives:
Norma Faye Johnson
3293 Sixth Street
Florala, Alabama 36442

Victoria Sue Frymire Blaich
8809 Sand Pine Drive
Navarre, Florida 32566

2tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 2007
196G

NOTICE OF SALE

Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell
at Public Sale at Auction the follow-
ing vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant
to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida Stat-
utes on March 08, 2007.at 10 A.M.


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


*AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE
EACH VEHICLE IS LOCATED*

1997 OLDSMOBILE,
VIN#1G3NL12T4VM328600
1990 SUZUKI,
VIN#JS2AC35S8L5101145

Located at: P.O. Box 6698,
MIRAMAR BCH, FL 32550, Walton

Any persons) claiming any
interests) in the above vehicles con-
tact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954)
920-6020

*ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD
WITH RESERVE*
Some of the vehicles may have been
released prior to auction
LIC#AB-0001256

1tc: Feb. 22, 2007 197G

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City of DeFuniak Springs is re-
questing financial funding proposals
for twelve (12) new vehicles to be used
in the city's police department as well
as one (1) new dump truck to be used
in the city's water department. Total
cost of this equipment is $428,200.

The city will accept bids until March
6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. CST. The propos-
als will be opened in the Council
Chambers on the above date and time
and read aloud. The proposals shall
be marked on the outside of the enve-
lope "Sealed Bid Financial Proposal
for Equipment." Sealed bids will be re-
ceived at 71 US Hwy 90 W., DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or P.O. Box 685,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Any bids
received after 2:00 p.m. on the above
date will not be accepted and will be
returned unopened to the bidder. The
City Council will award the bid at its
regularly scheduled Council meeting
on March 12, 2007.

Proposals should quote a simple
interest rate with a term of five years.
The financing can be a note payable
or under a master lease program with
the city maintaining title to the equip-
ment. The rate quoted will be a fixed
rate upon funding that can be locked
for a period of at least thirty (30) days
prior to the funding date. All closing
cost for this loan should be included in
the proposal and these costs will be
added to the lender's charges when
determining the lowest quote.

Any information needed for this
proposal can be obtained by contact-.
ing the City's Finance Director, Sara
Bowers, via email at
bowsara@defuniaksprings.net or
phone at 850-892-8503.

The City of. DeFuniak Springs re-
serves the right to reject any and all
bids, waive any informalities and award
the bid in any manner deemed to be
in the best interest of the city.

The City of DeFuniak Springs is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/
ADA Employer as well as a Drug Free
Work Place.

2tc: Feb. 22; March, 1 2007
198G

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE


Registered Owner
VICKI L. HAMILTON HARVEY
161 KINGS LAKE ROAD
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433

Description of Vehicle
1992 FORD
Vin# 1 FMCA11U3NZA36149

Towing and Storage Company
Day's Service Station Inc.
P.O. Box 10 / 11 Railroad Ave
Argyle, FL 32422
850-892-3935

This auction will be held at Day's Ser-
vice Station Inc. at 11 Railroad Ave.,
Argyle, FL on April 06, 2007 commenc-
ing at 7:00 a.m. We hereby reserve
the right to auction this vehicle accord-
ing to the Florida Statutes, Section
713.78 in order to recover any and all
unpaid charges for towing and storage
fees on the above listed vehicle.

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

1tc: February 22, 2007 199G

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
MARVIN KIRBY
P.O. BOX 427
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433

Description of Vehicle
1990 FORD
Vin# 1FTDF15N6LNA83094

Towing and Storage Company
Day's Service Station Inc.
P.O. Box 10 / 11 Railroad Ave
Argyle, FL 32422
850-892-3935

This auction will be held at Day's Ser-
vice Station Inc. at 11 Railroad Ave.,
Argyle, FL on April 06,2007 commenc-
ing at 7:00 a.m. We hereby reserve
the right to auction this vehicle accord-
ing to the Florida Statutes, Section
713.78 in order to recover any and all
unpaid charges for towing and storage
fees on the above listed vehicle.

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

1tc: February 22, 2007 200G

NOTICE

Please be advised that the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act Committee
will hold a meeting on March 6, 2007,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. This meeting
will be held at the Engineering Build-
ing located at 97 Montgomery Circle,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

The purpose of this meeting will be
to discuss ADA accessibility of current
County facilities. The public is invited.

Please be governed accordingly.

Kenneth Pridgen, Chairman
Board of Commissioners


By: Tammy Christie,
Human Resources

Itc: February 22, 2007
201 G

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforce-
ment Board will hold their regular
meeting on March 15, 2007, begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m. to be held at the
North Walton County Courthouse
located at 571 US Highway 90, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32433. The
following violations of the Walton
County Ordinance 97-28, Land Devel-
opment Code will be heard...

Case Updates

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,
municipal corporation, or other politi-
cal subdivision, which has scheduled
a meeting at which official acts are
to be taken receives, at least 48
hours prior to the meeting, a written
request by a physically, handicapped,
person to attend the meeting, 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 per-
sons are advised that, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter 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 advisedaccordingly.

4tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 2007
202G


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Technical
Review Committee will hold a public
hearing on Wednesday, March 7,
2007 at 8:30 am at the South Wal-
ton Courthouse Annex in Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The follow-
ing items are scheduled for review
and action:

ST. SYMEONS REPLACEMENT
BUILDING Project number 07-001-
00007. This is a minor development
order application submitted by Rev.
EuseubiusA. Stephanou consisting of
one 1,626 square foot building re-
placement on 1.6 acres with a land
use designation of institutional. The
site is located at 276 N. Holiday Road,
Miramar Beach, Florida (parcel num-
ber 29-2S-21-42910-008-0080).

CONRAD YELVINGTON DISTRIBU-
TORS MATERIAL HANDLING
MODIFICATIONS Project number
07 01300007. This is a less than mi-
nor development order application
submitted by John E. Goin, P.E. of
Hatch Mott MacDonald requesting to
add a conveyor belt to a 1,140,310
square foot building on 26.17 acres
with a land use designation of Indus-
trial. The site is located at 104 Lee's
Place, on the south side of US 90, 2.3
miles west of the intersection of US
90 and US 331 North (parcel number
19-3N-19-19360-000-0100).

In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statues, whenever any board
or commissioner of any state agency
or authority, or of any agency or au-
thority of any county, municipal cor-
poration, or other political subdivi-
sion, which has scheduled a meet-
ing at which official acts are to be
taken receives, at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting, a written request by
a physically handicapped person to
attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such board,
commission, agency, or authority,
such chairperson or director shall
provide a manner by which such 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 per-
sons are advised that, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made
by the board, agency, or commission
with respect to any matter 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: Feb. 22; March 1, 2007
203G

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Planning
Commission will hold a public meet-
ing to hear the following items on
Thursday, March 8, 2007. beginning
at 5:00 p.m. at the South Walton
County Courthouse Annex located at
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459:

1. PROPORTIONATE FAIR
SHARE ORDINANCE An ordinance
amending chapter III and Appendix C-
3 of the Walton County Land Devel-
opment Code to provide for the expi-
ration of certificates of concurrency
and to adjust the methodology for de-
termining the roads impacted by de-
velopment; providing for severability;
providing for repeal of conflicting pro-
visions, and providing an effective
date.

2. SCENIC CORRIDOR DESIGN
STANDARDS ORDINANCE An or-


dinance amending Chapter 13 of.the
Walton County Land Development
Code by amending section 13.02.01,
the U.S. 98 and U.S. 331 scenic corri- s
dor design standards; amending sec-
tion 13.02.03, architecture; amending
glossary of terms; providing for intent
and purpose; enforcement and pen-
alties; interpretation, authority; sever-
ability; repeal of conflicting provisions
and an effective date.

3. ORDINANCE PERMITTING
DRIVE-THROUGH FACILITIES IN
COASTAL CENTER An ordinance
amending the Walton County Land
Development Code section
2.01.03(M) regulating drive-through
facilities in coastal center land use dis-
trict; providing for severability, repeal-
ing all provisions in conflict herewith
and providing for an effective date.

4. MARATHON VILLAGE Project
number 06-001-00031. This is a ma-
jor development application submitted
by Marathon Group, LLC consisting of
175,859 square feet of retail on 6.68
acres with future land use designa-
tions of coastal center and NPA-infill.
The project is located on the south side
of U.S. Highway 98, east of Ellis Road
and west of North Holiday Road (par-
cel identification numbers 30-2S-21-
42290-000-0120, 30-2S-21-42290-
000-0121,30-2S-21-42290-000-0130,
30-2S-21-42290-000-0371, 30-2S-21 -
42290-000-0150, 30-2S-21-42000-
001-0000, 30-2S-21-42000-001-0030,
30-2S-21-42000-001 -0040.)

5. THE GROVES Project num-
ber 05-001-00135 This is a major de-
velopment application submitted by
Sanford, Bell & Associates consisting
of 50 condominium units on 9.75 acres
with a future land use designation of
NPA/infill. The project is located on the
west side of CR 393 approximately 1/
2 mile south of US 98 (parcel number
34-2S-20-33270-006-0000).

6. ALAQUA VALLEY COMMER-
CIAL PARK Project number 06-001-
00111. This is a major application sub-
mitted by Jenkins, Stanford, and As-
sodiates, Agent and Charity Commer-
cial Park, LLC, owner, consisting of 16
office/warehouses on 22.93 +/- acres
with a future land use designation of
industrial. The project is located on the
west side of Indian Creek Road (par-
cel numbers) 26-2N-19-18000-007-
0000, 26-2N-19-18000-005-0000,and
26-2N-19-18000-007-0010.)

The Planning Commission will
make a recommendation to the Board
of County Commissioners regarding
these items either to approve, 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
recommendation.
The Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a public hearing on Mon-
day. March 26. 2007, at 5:00 p.m. in
the Walton County Courthouse lo-
cated at DeFuniak Springs. Florida
to review and consider the Planning
Commission's recommendations on'
projects that are not continued, tabled
or advertised as a special meeting.

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,
municipal corporation, or other politi-
cal subdivision, which has scheduled
a meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written request
by a physically handicapped person
to attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such board,
commission, agency, or authority,
such chairperson or director shall pro-
vide a manner by which such person
may attend the meeting at its sched-
uled site or reschedule the meeting
to a site which would be accessible
to such person.

In accordance with Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all per-
sons are advised that, if a person de-
cides to appeal any decision made by
the board, agency,, or commission
with respect to any matter 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.

2tc: February 22; March 1, 2007
204G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-000640-CA

U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE,

Plaintiff,

vs.

GREGORY E. MCCOY, et al,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Please publish in
THE HERALD BREEZE)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated the 16th day of February,
2007, and entered in Case No. 06-
000640-CA, of the Circuit Court of the
1ST Judicial Circuit in and for Walton
County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and GRE-
GORY E. MCCOY; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INCORPORATED; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGORY E.
MCCOY; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT LOBBY, 2ND FLOOR at the
Walton County Courthouse, in
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida, at









THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2007


11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of March,
2007, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:

LOT 35, BLOCK A, LAKE PLACE AT
GRAYTON BEACH, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,
PAGES 11-11A OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) dis-
abled persons who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the ADA Coordinator
at 571 East US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (850) 892-8115 prior to
such proceeding.

Dated this 16th day of February,
2007.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Submitted by:
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438

2tc: February 22; March 1, 2007
205G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-CC-000285

HAVENS & MILLER, P.L.L.C.

Plaintiff,

vs.

REECE N. McCLURE,

Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: REECE N. McCLURE

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Veri-
fied Complaint has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on J. BRUCE BOWMAN, plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 34990 Em-
erald Coast Parkway, Suite 301,
Destin, Florida 32541, on or before
March 26, 2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court either be-.
fore service on plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
or petition.

DATED on 13th day of February,
2007.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ BY: Kim Anderson
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

J. Bruce Bowman, Esquire
A0208978
34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Destin, FL 32541
850-650-3304

4tc: February 22; March 1,8,15, 2007
206G

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

CASE NO. 07-CA-55

NOTICE OF ACTION

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaritiff,

vs.
RICHARD G. JOYCE AKA RICHARD
G. JOYCE JR, et, al.,

Defendant.

TO: RICHARD JOYCE A/K/A/RICH-
ARD G. JOYCE AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD G. JOYCE
AKA RICHARD G. JOYCE JR AKA
LORI JOYCE
Last known address: 285 PAYNE
STREET, UNIT 4A, MIRAMAR
BEACH FL. 32550 and 1704
KENBROOK CT, ACWORTH, GA
30101

if alive, and if dead, all parties claim-
ing interest by, through, under or
against RICHARD JOYCE A/K/A RI-
CHARD G. JOYCE AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD G. JOYCE
AKA RICHARD G. JOYUCE JR AKA
LORI JOYCE and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property described
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage on
the following described property;


UNIT 4A, CRYSTAL VILLAGE II,
PHASE 1, A CONDOMINIUM AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 1525, PAGE 1 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS- OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
MARISOL MORALES, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 2901
Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Florida 33312 either (chose one)
__(a) within 30 days after the first
publication of this notice, or
X(b) on or before March 23, 2007,


and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 12th day of Febru-
ary, 2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Margaret Bishop
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish: DEFUNIAK HERALD
cc. 285 PAYNE STREET, UNIT 4A,
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
Acopy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pendens were sent to
the defendant and address named
above.

In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability coordi-
nator at 8508928586, PO BOX 509,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL, 32435. If
hearing impaired, contact (TDD) via
Florida Relay System.

This is an attempt to collect a debt.
Any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.


Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
2901 Sterling Rd., Ste 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
2tc: Feb., 22; March 1, 2007


207G


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that pursu-
ant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
the following applications) for water
use permits) has (have) been re-
ceived by the Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District:

Application number I 06805 filed
02/12/2007
Acadian Hills Developers, LLC,
PO Box 7518, Panama City, Fl 32413
Requesting a maximum with-
drawal of 500,00 gallons per day from
the Floridan Aquifer System for Pub-
lic Supply use by an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) in
Walton County: T01 N, R17W, Sec. 3.
Interested persons may object to
or comment upon the applications or
submit a written request for a copy of
the staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the Division
of Resource Regulation of the North-
west Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, attention Terri Peterson, 152 Wa-
ter 'Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9760, but such com-
ments or requests must be received
by 5 o'clock p.m. on March 8, 2007.

No further public notice will be pro-
vided regarding this (these)
applicationss. Publication of this no-
tice constitutes constructive notice of
this permit application to all substan-
tially affected persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be requested in
order to remain advised of further pro-
ceedings and any public hearing date.
Substantially affected persons are en-
titled to request an administrative
hearing regarding the proposed
agency action by submitting a written
request according to the provisions of
40A-1.521, Florida Administrative
Code. Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be.mailed only to persons
who have filed such requests.

1tc: Feb. 22, 2007 208G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05CP176

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF

QUENTIN RAYMOND TURNER,

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of
QUENTIN RAYMOND TURNER, de-
ceased, with the case number indi-
cated above, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
Walton County 571 U.S. Highway 90'
East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433. The name and address of the
personal representative's attorney is
set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the quali-
fications of the personal representa-
tive, venue, of jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate
or whom a copy of this petition is ser-
viced .within three months after the
date of the first publication of this no-
tice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

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

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of


this Notice is 2/22/07.

Bruce A. Haught
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0985325
P.O. Box 5017
Destin, FL 32540
(850) 837-7021

GWENDOLYN L. TURNER
Personal Representative
3669 Highway 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

2tc: Feb. 22; March 1 2007
209G

NOTICE

"Notice needs to be given that
Caldwell Tanks, Inc., 4000 Tower
Road, Louisville, KY 40219 has com-
pleted all work on CITY OF
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS-DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, Florida 500,000 GALLON
ELEVATED WATER STORAGE
TANK. All persons having any claim
for labor, materials or otherwise in con-
nection with this project should imme-
diately notify the above named con-
tractor, Peters Municipal Associates,
Inc., PO Box 6523, Dothan, AL 36302
and City of DeFuniak Springs, PO Box
685, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. All
claims should be filed within 30 days
of publication of this notice.

4tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 2007
21 OG

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 for
March 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the
City Hall in DeFuniak Springs, Florida,

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A
REFERENDUM CONCERNING AN
AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 AND
SECTION 7 OF THE CHARTER
LAWS OF THE CITY OF
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA
ADDRESSING THE TERM OF
OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL
AND THE MAYOR.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance
is available at City Hall for inspection
and all interested persons may appear
at the meeting and be heard with re-
spect 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 per-
son may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.

CLAYTON J.M. ADKINSON
CITY ATTORNEY

ltc: Feb. 22, 2007 211G

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 for
March 12, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the
City Hall in DeFuniak Springs, Florida,

AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE
POSITION OF THE CITY CLERK
FROM AN ELECTED POSITION TO
THAT OFAN A POINTED
,POSITION: SETTING FORTH
QUALIFICATIONS; SETTING
FORTH TERMS OF EMPLOY-
MENT; PROVIDING ESTABLISH-
MENTS
OF SALARY; PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance
is available at City Hall for inspection
and all interested persons may appear
at the meeting and be heard with re-
spect 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 per-
son may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.

CLAYTON J.M. ADKINSON
CITY ATTORNEY


ltc: Feb. 22, 2007


LOVE


glish with an impudent
French accent, and displayed
amazing control in dance and
physical comedy. Boulanger
kept up a fast-paced banter
with Parent and with Fuller,
frequently asking the con-
ductor to "just play some-
thing" to back them up.

"Do you know any Viet-
namese waltzes?" he asked.
"How about a Viennese
waltz?" said Fuller.
"Close enough," said
Boulanger.
As the show continued
and the audience warmed up,
the two began asking for vol-
unteers to help with the act.
They enlisted a small boy,


FROM PAGE 2C


moving him through a slow-
motion backwards somer-
sault, as Sinfonia played
"Chariots of Fire."
A tall man was placed cen-
ter stage, where he held a
metal pole while Parent
climbed him like a tree. Sit-
ting on top of the man's head,
she warned him "don't look
up my skirt!"
Other feats involved chair
balancing, a teeter-totter, and
a graceful aerial performance
by Parent, who spiraled up
and down on silk curtains
suspended from the flies.
The evening concluded
with Parent and Boulanger
performing a piece to ex-


cerpts from Igor Stravinsky's
"The Firebird" on a metal
framework that looked like
an enormous jack from a
child's game.
Fuller joined in at the end,
letting himself be lifted up
the two acrobats for a circus-
style bow.
Sinfonia Gulf Coast's next
program will be "Hayd-n-
Seek," featuring soloist Guo
Sheng Huang on cello. The
concert will be held at Grace
Lutheran Church in Destin
on March 3 at 8 p.m.
For information on
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, call 267-
1478, or go online at
www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org.


NEWS FROM THE CAPITOL


(AP) THE FLORIDA
REPUBLICAN PARTY will
host a nationally televised
debate of Republican presi-
dential hopefuls this October
in Orlando, GOP officials
said Monday. The debate,
scheduled the same weekend
as the Miami-Florida State
football game, replaces a
straw ballot the party has
embraced in previous years
heading into a presidential
election. "We all know
that a straw poll is who
comes, who buys the most
tickets," state party chair-
man Jim Greer said. "A presi-
dential debate is a much bet-
ter avenue than a straw poll.
It adds more credibility."
Greer added that the de-
bate gives Republicans a
chance to showcase Florida
and new Gov. Charlie Crist.
It is scheduled for prime time
on Sunday, Oct. 21, on the
FOX News Channel. It will
be the culmination of the
weekend's events.
"Florida is one of the most
important states in presiden-
tial politics and our debate
will help voters there and
around the nation learn more
about the candidates and
their positions on key issues,"
said Marty Ryan, a FOX
News producer.Greer said
he made the decision on the
format after consulting with
Crist but without discussing
it with any of the possible
candidates. He said the exact
format for the debate re-
mains to be worked out, in
addition to the precise time


it will be aired. The candi-
dates will have an opportu-
nity Saturday to host forums
for major party donors,
elected officials and
grassroots Republicans from
across Florida, Greer said.
The Florida campaign for
former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney's long-shot
presidential bid here said it
was disappointed there
would not be a straw poll, but
promised he would be fully
prepared for the debate.
In a Quinnipiac Univer-
sity survey among Florida
voters earlier this month on
their preferences for the Re-
publican nomination, Rom-
ney was favored by just 6
percent far behind early
front-runners Rudy Giuliani,
the former New York City
mayor, and U.S. Sen. John
McCain of Arizona.
By BRENT KALLESTAD,
Associated Press Writer



(AP) THE UNIVER-
SITY OF FLORIDA would
charge its undergraduate
students a $500 fee for each
semester they attend school
to hire 300 more faculty
members and academic ad-
visers, under a bill intro-
duced Monday in the Florida
Legislature. Supporters
of the bill say the fee is
needed to boost revenue for
a school that ranks last in the
tuition it charges among 75
flagship public institutions
across the country.


"We need to reduce the fac-
ulty-to-student ratio, which
is really at an all-time high
compared to other great uni-
versities," said state Sen.
Steve Oelrich, R-Cross
Creek, the bill's sponsor. "And
this is an opportunity for us
to move ahead and try to
make the University of
Florida one of the top 10 uni-
versities in the United
States."Florida President
Bernie Machen and Mark
Rosenberg, chancellor of the
State University System of
Florida, also spoke in favor
of the bill. But the bill,
may not go anywhere be-
cause of opposition from Gov.
Charlie Crist, who proposed
no tuition increases 'for
Florida colleges and univer-
sities in his budget recom-
mendation this year. "H e
does not want to see an in-
crease in tuition or fees at
all," said Kathy Torian,
.Crist's deputy press secre-
tary. "He wants to keep costs
down to allow for maximum
access for students. He
thinks our students are bur-
dened enough." The fee
would apply to incoming stu-
dents starting this fall and
would be phased in over four
years to eventually raise $36
million a year. Bright Fu-
tures scholarships wouldn't
cover the fee. University of-
ficials Said students who
can't afford to pay the fee
would be exempt. The
University of Florida has
about 36,000 undergraduate
students.


OWC's "The Taming of the Shrew"


features modern twist, Shakespeare's


comedy appears March 21 24


The classic battle of the
sexes can be seen with
Okaloosa-Walton College's
production of "The Taming of
the Shrew" by William
Shakespeare, on March 21 to
24 in the Sprint Theater at
The Arts Center at OWC in
Niceville.
OWC's production stays
true to all of Shakespeare's
original language but offers
a modern twist by setting the
action in the present rather
than in Elizabethan times.
Director Clint Mahle hopes


the choice to use modern day
costumes will help make
Shakespeare's comedic mas-
terpiece more accessible. to
today's audience.
The OWC production is de-
scribed as rated "PG" for
Shakespeare's earthy au-
thentic language and con-
cepts. I
Tickets for "The Taming of
the Shrew" are available now
from the OWC Arts Center
box office for $15 adult and
$10 for students grades K
through 12..


Show times are Wednes-
day, March 21 through'Sat-
urday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
and Saturday, March 24 at 2:
p.m.
OWC students may attend
the production free of charge
with a student ID. Student
nights are Monday, March 19
and Tuesday, March 20.

Tickets may be purchased
by phone from the box office
at 729-6000 or in-person
from the box office window.
Seating is limited.


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BOB WHITTAKER, AS Petruchio, and Christa Whittaker, as Kate, rehearse their lead
roles for the OWC production of Shakespeare's comedy, "The Taming of the Shrew" set to
appear March 21 to 24 at The Arts Center's Sprint Theater in Niceville.


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