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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
Portion of title: De Funiak herald combined with the breeze
DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: March 1, 2007
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Walton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Walton -- DeFuniak Springs
Coordinates: 30.721389 x -86.119444 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888


COMBINED WITH TH-E BREEZE .

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CLUB
PLANTING
TREES IN
LAKEYARD


The club planted trees
women. Page 1B


in memory of two local,


VOLUME 118 NUMBER 9 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007 50 CENTS PER COPY


A MAJOR
CHANGE IN
HIGH
SCHOOLS
School board
approves high school
majors list for
students headed to
college. Page 12A



BLOOMS
AND
BLOSSOMS
IN PARADISE
The Friends of
Eden gather amidst
the cammelias at the
state park. Page 3C



SPORTS
NEWS &
NOTES
Freeport's Bulldog
baseball team scored
their first win and
OWC men;s basket-
ball team close out
their winning season
of 23-5. Page 913



CONNECTING
WITH
NATURE
Pine Log State
Park, near Ebro,
offers forests and
waterways for local
naturalists and
nature lovers. Page
1C



ASPHALT
PLANT
PROPOSAL
REVIEWED
Application for two
asphalt plant build-
ings near Bunker
community submit-
ted to Walton
County Planning
and Development
Services. Page 1C


FRIENDSHIP
HOUSE
HELPING
CAREGIVERS
A local agency
aims to provide relief
to caregivers of
people with brain
injuries and disor-
ders. Page 12A


Walton

School

District

accredited

The Walton County School
District was recently
awarded 'district accredita-
tion' status by the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools Council on Accredi-
tation and School
Improvement(SACS CASI).
As such, Walton County be-
comes the seventh in Florida
to have its school district re-
ceive this important designa-
tion.
School accreditation re-
sults when a regional accred-
iting agency such as SACS
CASI reviews school pro-
grams and verifies they meet
a rigorous set of standards
for quality education and
they have an effective plan in
place to support continuous
improvement in student per-
formance. This third-party
verification of proficiency
means that accredited
schools will have their tran-
scripts automatically ac-
cepted as students transfer
to other schools -across the
country or when they apply
for admissions to a-college or
university.
The district hosted eight
-members of a SACS CASI
quality assurance review
team from November 5-8 as
they reviewed records and
met with over 200 adminis-
trators, teachers, parent and
community partners to vali-
date the district's efforts. Dr.
Dave Stipe, chairman of the
review team, announced
-their recommendations at a
November 5 special meeting
see SCHOOL 10A


property
By BRUCE COLLIER
The state of a piece of pri-
vate property located at the
intersection of Adams and
Turner Streets in Paxton has
been on the minds of a num-
ber of people, including lo-
cals, city and county offi-
cials.
Attendees of the Feb. 13
meeting of the Paxton Town
Council expressed concern
for the condition of the prop-
erty, which one attendee
characterized. .as a
"junkyard," littered with ve-
hicles and batteries leaking
fluids, and assorted other
debris. Attendees and coun-
cil members expressed opin-
ions and concern over poten-
tial health problems, as well
as potential liability for pos-
sible injuries arising o ut of
the state of the property. An-
other attendee maintained
that the condition of the


Bright,

affordable

houses in

DFS
By LEIGH STRICKLAND
The DeFuniak Springs
City Council again consid-:
ered three possible afford-,
able housing projects in the'
city during their last meet-:
ing in February.
Representatives for all'
three developments came to!
request support from the city:
as a part of their applications:
for funding from the state of:
Florida. Only one project will:
eventually be chosen by the;
state for this area. Walton
County will also be support-,
ing these developments.
through its SHIP grant pro-
gram.
The three considered were
Arbours at DeFuniak.
Springs, an 80-unit project
that would be located at Or-:
ange Avenue and 16th Street;,
Fountain Terrace Senior;
Apartments, a 90-unit
project that would be located
on U.S. 90 at the intersection
with 20th Street' and Pin-
nacle at Bruce Creek, an 88-
unit project that would lo-
cated at the south end of 11th
Street.
Council members voted to.
support two of the projects,
Arbours at DeFuniak
Springs and Pinnacle at
Bruce Creek. The other,
Fountain Terrace Senior
Apartments, does not meet
city requirements for density
and would have too many
units per acre of the project
site.
Another issue that affects
city residents is cable televi-
sion. Discussion about Bright
House Networks and their
cable franchise in the city
continued at the latest meet-
ing. The city will be holding
a special public meeting on
Tuesday, March 13;, at 5:30
p.m. This meeting is being
held specifically for members
of the public to come and
voice their concerns about
the cable provider. Views ex-
pressed at the meeting will
be taken back to negotiations
with Bright House. However,
the public should be aware
that the city cannot regulate
programming or fees. This
includes the positioning of
certain channels into certain
programming packages. "


HARD AT WORK, Walton Middle School students looking over booklets. This photo was
taken after testing was concluded.



FCAT on their minds


Florida students facing round of tests


By BRUCE COLLIER
February saw the first
area round of Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Tests
(FCAT). Writing skills were
tested in the first week of
February for grades 4, 8 and
10. Tests of reading and
math for grades 3 10, and
science for grades 5, 8 and 11
are tested from February 26
- March 9.
The FCAT is administered to
students in grades 3 11. Not
all grade levels are tested in
all subjects every year.
The FCAT's official pur-
pose, according to its Web
site, is to "measure student
knowledge and, understand-
ing of reading, writing, sci-
ence and mathematics con-
tent as described in the 'Sun-
shine State Standards."'


Those standards are fur-
ther officially defined as
"skills and competencies that
Florida students should be
able to learn from an early
age, as defined by practicing
classroom teachers, educa-
tional specialists, business
people, and concerned citi-
zens from Florida."
Based on students' test re-
sults, schools are graded, A -
F, with higher grades quali-
fying schools for state funds
and other benefits. Low
grades tend to diminish a
school's reputation and that
of its teachers and staff.
Though not everyone sup-
ports the FCAT, most parents
and schools are united in
wanting to prepare thestu-
dents for the tests. Of par-
ticular concern is reduction


of stress and test anxiety.
Walton County schools
have been engaging in pre-
paratory work, ranging from
teaching of test-taking skills
to the staging of pep rallies,
in which students are en-
couraged to venttheir ten-
sion and get their academic
game on.
Other forms of prepara-
tion statewide have included
parades, classroom exercises,
and, in the case. of an Or-
lando school that has re-
ceived F-grades for five years
running, a community
prayer meeting.
Walton Middle School
(WMS) principal Russell
Hughes said that his stu-
dents have been preparing
see FCAT 10A


DFS Council gets elections assistance


By LEIGH STRICKLAND
City councilmembers ,ap-
proved an agreement with
the Walton County Supervi-
sor of Elections for assistance
in future city elections. The
city will still oversee its own
voting process, but the Su-
pervisor of Elections office
will help the city to accom-
modate early voting and ab-
sentee ballots, for a more se-


cure election.
A variance amendment
application was again consid-
ered for the property at 290
Crescent Drive, located in
the historic district of DeFu-
niak Springs. Property own-
ers wish to tear down an ex-
isting porch and a shed in the
rear of the building and then
build a new, larger porch
structure and a carport. in


place of the shed. The exist-
ing building encroaches into
the setback for the property
and the new additions would
encroach even further. How-
ever, as Councilman James
Huffman said, the improve-
ments to the property add to
the aesthetic of the neighbor-'
hood.
The council approved the
request with no objections


from the public.'
Also at Monday's meeting,
the city received its annual
audit report, presented by
Curtis Chastain of Tipton,
Marler, Garner, and
Chastain. Chastain said of
the report that there were
positive figures throughout,
suggesting that the city is
doing well financially.


property was lowering adja-
cent property values.
Walton County Code
Board enforcement officer
Buddy Wright confirmed
that the property was the
subject of a Code Enforce-
ment Board hearing on Feb.
16 of 2006. The owner of
record is Hayward A. Tho-
mas, he said.
"We tried to get the owner
to clean it up. He wouldn't."
Accordingly, the board as-
sessed a $50 per-day fine. As
of last week, said Wright, the
accrued fine was about
$18,500. The unpaid fine also
serves as a lien against the
property, but Wright said the
board is not foreclosing be-
cause the property is desig-
nated as homestead.
Wright said that several
neighboring property owners
have approached the Florida
Department of Environmen-


PAXTON PROPERTY SUBJECT OF CODE VIOLATION, cleanup controversy.


tal Protection, but that he
has heard nothing specific on
that.
At the Feb. 13 council


meeting, Paxton city attor-
ney Loriann Bytell said she
would look into whether the
city has a nuisance ordi-


nance.
Efforts made to contact
Thomas were unsuccessful
as of press time.


Paxton, county


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Bell brings program to Pilot Club


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


Pilot Club meeting on
Feb.21, Ronnie Bell shared
some interesting statistics
and future growth scenarios
for Walton County with Pilot
Club members and guests.
Bell's employment history
with Walton County is ex-
tensive, beginning in 1977
with the Walton County


Board of Commissioners as
an Emergency Medical Ser-
vices (EMS) Secretary to his
current position as Walton
County Administrator since
2004. With all the experience
he has gained from working
with and for the county and
serving his community, Bell
continually strives to make


Walton County a better place
to live. He is a lifelong resi-
dent of Walton County and is
married with two children.
Pilot Club proudly spon-
sors Anchor Clubs in the four
Walton County High Schools
in Walton, Freeport, South
Walton and Paxton. Pilot
meetings" are held the first


and third Wednesdays of ev-
ery month from 12- 1 p.m. at
the Best Western Crossroads
Inn.
For more information
about Pilot Club and its in-
volvement in the community,
contact Martha Ingle at 892-
8115 or Rhonda Skipper at
892-8121.


Salmonella confirmed in peanut butter, lawsuits follow


By BRUCE COLLIER
The Center for Disease
Control (CDC) has confirmed
the presence of a strain of
salmonella in jars of peanut
butter manufactured at
ConAgra Foods Inc.'s
Sylvester, GA processing
plant. The jars were from
confirmed cases of salmo-
nella in Oklahoma, New York
and Iowa.


The total number of cases
of sickness from salmonella
is around 329, from 41
states. Of that number, some
51 people have been hospital-
ized with symptoms of salmo-
nella food poisoning, for the
period between Aug 1, 2006
and Feb. 2, 2007. The CDC
reports that 60 percent of the
illnesses began after Dec. 1.
Salmonella typically origi-


DeFuniak

Springs police to

host blood drive


In consideration of recent
requests for blood donors
from various blood collecting
organizations, all of whom
have' recently expressed be-
ing at dangerously low sup-
ply levels for this area, the
DeFuniak Springs Police De-
partment (DFSPD) is plan-
ning to respond to the need.
On Thursday, March 8,
several members of DFSPD
will be donating their blood
to help with the critical need.
The department became
aware of the need for more
blood to help supply area hos-
pitals, and decided to host a
blood drive.
One report recently said,
"an increase in demand due
to more surgeries and'severe
winter weather across the
country have created a dan-
gerous situation for. pa-


tients."
The blood drive will take
place on March 8, 2007, from
1-5 p.m. at DFSPD head-
quarters, located at 355 U.S.
90 East.
DFSPD is also asking all
other local law enforcement,
and all other public safety or-
ganizations, including fire
departments, health depart-
ments, emergency manage-
ment, and others, to stop by
and help save lives during
the event. Additionally,
DFSPD asks all citizens to
stop by and donate blood.
Look for the Bloodmobile
from Northwest Florida
Blood Center.
"This falls right in our
promise of duty, answering to
a true call of need," says De
Funiak Springs City Mar-
shal Mike Adkinson.


nates from bird and animal
feces. Salmonella reportedly
sickens about 40,000 people
per year in the U.S., and kills
about 600.
A Pennsylvania family has
filed a lawsuit, seeking un-
specified damages, following
the death of Roberta Barkay,
a 76-year-old woman.
Barkay had reportedly been
hospitalized with gas-
trointestinal problems, and
developed a bacterial infec-
tion before dying on Jan. 30.
According to the family's
lawyer, Barkay's husband
and daughter both got sick
after eating peanut butter
from the batch that was re-
called last week. Barkay her-
self was not tested for salmo-
nella.
Four other lawsuits have
also been filed, alleging neg-
ligence.
Health and industry offi-


cials have said that the
cause of contamination may
have been dirty jars or equip-
ment. The peanuts them-
selves are heated to germ-
killing temperatures during
processing. The
Food and Drug
Administration's last inspec-
tion of the Sylvester plant in
February of 2005 reportedly
showed no problems, and
ConAgra said that its routine
plant and product tests for
salmonella are likewise
negative.
The brands affected and
recalled are Peter Pan and
Great Value peanut butter.
The Sylvester plant is the
sole manufacturer of Peter
Pan, which is distributed na-
tionally. Of the Great Value
brand, only jars bearing the
product code "2111" are sub-
ject to the recall.


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Bell, W.C. Administrator.


The Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Your Public Trustee


,1arth1 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 $67 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 foriard them to:
Martha Ingle,.
Clerk of the Court, P.O. Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


DFS Rotarians


meet Helen


Hunt Rigdon


Helen Hunt Rigdon lives in
Fort Walton Beach, although
she knows the DeFuniak
Springs area very well from
time spent here working with
the Department of Highway
Safety & Motor Vehicles. She
recently began a second ca-
reer working with Congress-
man Jeff Miller, retiring af-
ter 35 years with the State
of Florida.
Rigdon made the group
aware of the congressman's
email newsletter, which is
available at his web site
http://JeffMiller.house.gov.
According to Rigdon, Con-
gressman Miller is beginning
his fourth term as the U.S.
Representative for the First
District of Florida, which cov-
ers Washington, Holmes,
Walton and Okaloosa coun-
ties.
Congressman Miller
serves on the Veterans Af-


fairs and Armed Services
Committee. He has been in-
strumental in bringing the
Veterans Outpatient Clinic
to Eglin AFB, as well as sup-
portive of the improved facil-
ity at the VA Clinic in
Pensacola. Rigdon said he is
a firm believer that disabled
veterans should receive their
VA disability, as well as their
military pay if the disability
is service connected.
Rigdon stated that Con-
gressman Miller is opposed
to a totalization agreement
with Mexico, that would al-
low illegal aliens to draw so-
cial security benefits. He
does support increased sur-
veillance on our border, and
more funding to prohibit tun-
nels. She said Miller is not
against immigration, but
wants to ensure it is legal.
Illegal immigrants not only
pose a threat to our national


COMMUNITY CALENDAR J


RELAY FOR LIFE OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS is hosting a
multi-source yard sale Saturday, March 3, at the county fair-
grounds. Sale hours will be 8 a.m. to noon, and donors can
drop off items up until the starting hour. "With many Relay
team and supportive individuals providing items for our sale,
this event will be well worth the attention of any bargain
hunters who would like to benefit the American Cancer So-
ciety," said sale organizer Barbara Wiezcycki. Call Barbara
at 892-4656 with questions.

FEDERAL CIVILIAN RETIREES, SPOUSES, and friends
are invited to the quarterly meeting of the Eglin Federal
Civilian Retiree Association, on Wednesday, March 7, at the
Eglin Officers' Club from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Attendees are in-
vited to a pay-as-you-go luncheon.
For details call Elizabeth Ange, publicity, at,(850)678-7335.


ROTARYPRESIDENT Sylvia Bruner (L) poses with Helen
Hunt Rigdon, representative for Congressman'Jeff Miller.


security but also unfairly
drains our social services
from lawful taxpayers.
Rigdon reminded the
group that passports are re-
quired for air travel to the
United States. Even U.S. citi-
zens must present a passport
to enter the country when ar-
riving by air from any part
of the Western Hemisphere.
As early as January 1, 2008,
U.S. citizens traveling be-
tween the U.S. and Canada,


Mexico, Central and South
America, the Caribbean, and
Bermuda by land or sea,
could be required to present
a valid passport.
Rigdon closed her remarks
by reminding those inter-
ested in purchasing flags
that have flown over the
capitol to contact Congress-
man Jeff Miller's office in
Fort Walton Beach at 850-
664-1266.


PAGE 3-A


Relay touts


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Lynn Touchton of
CHELCO, on-line chair for
the DeFuniak Springs Relay
For Life steering committee,
wants everyone to know that
they can now interface on-
line with the local Relay at
its own web site. Visit at
www.acsevents.org/relay/fl/
defuniaksprings.
"Individuals can sign up to
join existing Teams, start a
new Team, or register for the
Survivors Lap to share the
honors reserved for cancer,
survivors at the Relay," said
* Touchton, who also pointed
out that anyone can set up
their own personal donation
page through the site, ex-
plaining why they are par-


ticipating in Relay For Life
and, if they are fighting can-
cer personally, sharing their
story of hope. This page can
be customized with both text
and images from an available
Images Library or by upload-
ing one's own. These can be
added to or changed at any
time.
According to Touchton, a
direct hyperlink back to one's
web page can enable one to
e-mail friends, with person-
alized greetings, and bring
visitors and potential donors
automatically back to the
page.
Touchton can take ques-
tions over the phone at 892-
2111, extension 222.


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EDITORIAL

PERSONAL COMMENTS

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

EDITOR'S COMMENT

U.S. health care:

prognosis grim
By RON KELLEY


President George W. Bush
just announced some major
cutbacks with regard to Med-
icaid by taking millions of
dollars from hospitals all
over the country. Pres.
Bush's Medicaid plan will
cut hospital payments for
indigent care by more than
$932 million. Most of the fa-
cilities are safety-net hospi-
tals. That is they treat the
sick and afflicted regardless
of the person's ability to pay.
I don't like paying people
to sit idle and pop out wel-
fare babies when they are
perfectly capable of working
and I especially don't like
paying medical bills for ille-
gal aliens. But helping hard-
working American citizens
that can't afford a $5,000 per
day hospital bill or $500 per
month insurance bill if they
can get insurance at all? I
don't mind that.
Frankly, insurance is ex-
pensive and facing medical
bills without insurance is
beyond the means of anyone
not named Gates or Getty.
What makes Pres. Bush's
actions particularly heinous
is the fact that he is break-
ing the promise he made to
his own brother, then-gover-
nor Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush ne-
gotiated to cover indigent
care costs at major Florida
hospitals. The state legisla-
ture agreed and made the
hospital payments part of
their medical reform pack-
'age. They realized that these
hospitals serve a vital pur-
pose in Florida.
It would be easy to say
that everyone, young or old,
rich or poor, should shoulder
their own burden. That's
true up to a point. However,
it's also true that everybody
can't be chairman of the
board or president of the
company. Somebody has to
be the laborer and as long as
we offer minimum wage and
low-paying jobs to the work-
ers, we'll always have people
who are unable to manage
expensive insurance plans
and staggering medical
costs.
How sad that the presi-
dent has now reneged on
that agreement to his own
brother, the governor of'
Florida, the one state that
locked in his 2000 presi-
dency.
Where will that $932 mil-
lion go? To fuel Pres. Bush's
planned "surge" in Iraq?
Those who believe the U.S.
should never have launched
an unprovoked attack on
Iraq and shouldn't be there'
are often accused of not "sup-
porting the troops," what-
ever that means, as if getting
them out of a war-torn coun-
try in the middle of a civil
war would not be supporting
them in the best possible
way.
How does Pres. Bush, sup-
port the troops regarding
healthcare?
Over 3,100 troops have
been killed since the war be-
gan. Approximately 50,000
soldiers have been wounded,
burned, maimed, lost limbs,
suffered disease or suffered
mental problems. The De-


apartmentt of Veteran Affairs
is supposed to provide
healthcare to all active and
veteran service members.
However, the VA is a
235,000-person federal, bu-
reaucracy, so mired in red
tape and indifference, that
soldiers needing help may
have to wait six months or
more to process a claim.
Families slide into crippling
debt. Service members suffer
and grow worse without
treatment. The horror stories
are numberless.
The Bush Administration
has been forced to admit that
the military's health care
system is on life-support.
"In no way do I diminish
the fact that there are veter-
ans out there who are com-
ing in who require treatment
and maybe are not getting
the treatment they need,"
White House Deputy Press
Secretary Tony Fratto was
quoted as saying. "It's real
and it exists."
VA Undersecretary for
Benefits Daniel Cooper also
revealed that his depart-
ment was coping with a
backlog of 400,000 applica-
tions and appeals and only
75 percent of them are still
within a "reasonable" re-
viewing time frame. That
means that 100,000 claims
are not within a "reasonable"
time frame. As more service
members return from Iraq,
the backlog can only in-
crease .
Some members of Con-
gress are speaking out. Sen.
Patty Murray said what she
has seen over the last four
years since the Iraq war be-
gan is an underestimation on
the part of the VA, on how
many soldiers will be need-
ing VA services. Murray said,
"I have found that over Ithel
past four years, for the first
time, we have a VA that is
just toeing the line on the
numbers. I believe that the
Administration, from day-
one with this war, didn't
want the American public to
recognize the cost of war.
They knew that it would gen-
erate a negative impact of
their moving forward on it.
So they have low-balled ev-
erything from how long the
war was going to [take] to
how much it was going to
cost. They never told .the
American public that we will
have thousands and thou-
sands of men and women
coming home who will have
PTSD, who've lost legs and
arms, who have long-term
disabilities and we're going
to have to pay for this, it's
going to cost something.
"It's symptomatic of an ad-
ministration that has failed
to tell the American public
the cost of this war. What
happens then is that the VA
doesn't have the money it
needs. Then these men and
women come home and are
in long waiting lines, can't
get appointments, and don't
get the health care they
need."
Supporting the troops?
Looking out for the sick, the
injured, the poor? Not this
administration.


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Editor:
This letter is in response to Mr. Ira Hall and his comment
about how grossly unattractive overweight people are. Mr. Hall,
you are missing out on the wonderful blessings that could be
yours if you chose to view people as they are inside instead of
dismissing them as unworthy because of the package that they
are in. Have you ever considered that obesity is often the re-
sult of physical and/or emotional factors that the sufferer.may
have no control over? No one chooses to be grossly unattrac-
tive, as you so callously accuse.
There are many factors that can cause obesity in both adults
and children. Have you considered that that overweight child
may have a kidney or liver disease that will eventually end
his/her short life? Have you considered that that "grossly un-
attractive woman" may have once been a track star who was
nearly killed in a car accident and is now unable to do the
physical activity that once kept her fit?
Have you considered that the young person who is so "grossly
unattractive" may have been born with diabetes and that, in
spite of not being able to consume any sugar or carbohydrates,
is overweight and suffering from a negative self-image because
of people like you? Have you considered that that "grossly un-
attractive person" may be on cancer drugs that cause weight
gain in order to prolong life? What a choice be grossly unat-
tractive or die early. What would you choose?
The things that you said were so mean and callous that I
was shocked and appalled. Will your mean comments keep
someone from going to the store for what may be the only out-
ing that they can make due to the circumstances that may be
beyond their control? Do you have any idea how hurtful; arnd
destructive your comments are?
"Judge not lest ye be judged," Mr. Hall, because with the
measure that you judge others, you will yourself be judged (KJV
Mark 4:24).
Lynn Touchton
DeFuniak Springs

LETTERCTO THE DITOR


Dear Editor:
I wanted to thank Coach Bump and his wife for all the time
and effort they put into the Walton High Boys Soccer team.
They practice five days a week prior, to the season and play
about three games a week during the season. He has done a
great job in the four years this program has been in existence!
I would like to see more community support for this pro-
gram. For those of you who have never been to a soccer game,
I describe it as a cross between football and hockey. It is so
exciting to watch, action packed and definitely a contact sport,
without the pads. I hope to see the DeFuniak Herald support
the team this year by publishing their games in the paper!
Thanks again to Coach Bump and Vanessa for a great job.
Melissa Fragale
DeFuniak Springs
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007

Cowie brings news of the grape to Rotary


Many people have never
toured a winery. Others may
have done so during a vaca-
tion out of the state or out of
the country. There is no need
to travel far to tour a state-
of-the-art winery and vine-
yard when DeFuniak
Springs has one of the best.
Speaking to the DeFuniak
Springs Rotary Club, George
Cowie said that the Chautau-
qua Vineyard & Winery,
which was started in 1990,
consistently wins awards for
its local wines. Cowie, a na-
tive of Arkansas, came to the
area because of the wine and


says he has stayed because
of the community. He is a
winemaker and very well
versed on the topic.
The local vineyards consist
of 40 acres where the mus-
cadine grapes, Carlos, a
white grape, and Noble, a red
grape, are grown. The mus-
cadine is very hardy, wind-
pollinated, and harvested in
late August and early Sep-
tember. Cowie said three "ex-
ceptional" men and one me-
chanical harvester can
gather about 50 tons of
grapes each day. The yield
from the Chautauqua Vine-


yards is about 200-250 tons
of grapes per year.
Visitors may tour the win-
ery and watch the different
processes throughout the
year. The wines are bottled
during the spring. The Chau-
tauqua wines are available
for purchase at the winery in
DeFuniak Springs and in
Miramar in south Walton
County.
About 10,000 cases of wine
are sold each year. A popular
option for local business pro-
fessionals is to have a private
label designed and placed on
their bottles. These make


great customer gifts and
marketing tools. The shop at
the winery offers 18 different
types of wine as well as a
well-liked grape seed oil,
mulled wine during the
Christmas holidays, and
other items associated with
wine.
Take the time to visit the
local winery and vineyards
and to learn more about the
Chautauqua wines.
The Rotary Club meets
each Wednesday at noon at
McLain's Steak House. Visi-
tors and prospective mem-
bers are welcome.


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Service, LL

Thomas V. Novak taught
"or the state of Wisconsin for
11 years before coming south
to teach as an off-campus in-
structor in tax, when Henry
Block called him to open up
the city of Tallahassee for his
relatively new company,
H&R Block.
Novak later moved to be-
come a regional director for
the company, located in
Philadelphia, and later be-
come U.S. and Canadian di-
rector of training for the com-
pany in Kansas City, MO.


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While there he was also a
member of the world-wide
operating committee of the
company.
Novak then moved back to
Florida to become director of
employee tax training for a
major Block franchise in
Lakeland,. Leaving Block in
1980, he opened his own tax
business in Tallahassee and
also continues teaching real
estate tax programs for the
Florida Association of Real-
tors (FAR).
While in Tallahassee,


Novak also authored two text
books, "The Tax Ramifica-
tions of Real Estate Transac-
tions,". (Longman Financial
Press) and "Equities Plus",
(RETEL, Inc.), dealing with
creative financing using eq-
uity sharing. He also
authored license renewal
courses for realtors, accoun-
tants and attorneys that
were taught in 22 states, and
taught television courses in
tax for the University of
Maine and Kansas State
University.


Tivoli High School memories to

be shared at Heritage Musuem


Tivoli was once a high
school for blacks in DeFu-
niak Springs prior to deseg-
regation. Guest speaker
Annie Ruth Campbell will
share photographs and
memories of her years as a
Tivoli school teacher on Sat-
urday, March 10, from 2-3
p.m., at the, Waltoni County
Heritage Museum.


The public is invited and
former Tivoli students are
encouraged to bring their
photographs and memories
of Tivoli High School.

Second Saturday Show &
Tell is.a monthly program at
the museum that features
topics about the history of
Walton County. Admission is


free, and the content is. ap-
propriate for all age groups.
The Walton County Heritage
Museum is located at 1140
Circle Drive in the historic.
district of DeFuniak Springs,
next to the red caboose. Call
951-2127 for more informa-
tion or visit www.waltbn-
: countyheritage.d tg'" '


Novak wrote many for the
tax and investment courses
for the Florida Graduate Re-
altors Institute program. He
also wrote courses in tax de-
ferred exchanging for the
Florida and Georgia Associa-
tion of Realtors. Novak is a
qualified intermediary in ex-
changes.
Tom and his wife, Wanda,
recently moved to DeFuniak
Springs and opened their of-
fice in Tax Preparation and
Consulting. The office is lo-
cated at 1674 US Hwy. 90
West. The.phone number is
951-9680



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WINEMAKER GEORGE COWIE poses with Rotary Club
President, Sylvia Brunei; following his presentation on the
Chautauqua Winery.



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VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS CLOSE: Monday, March 12, 2007

QUALIFYING: 8:00 a.m., Tuesday; March 13 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 16; 2007

ABSENTEE: 8:00 a.m., Monday, March 19, to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
.April 10, 2007
ELECTION DAY: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.mr., Tuesday, April 10, 2007

RUNOFF ELECTION: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 (if needed)

QUALIFYING FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR THE CORRESPONDING POSITIONS:
Mayor 2 Year Term $ 187.20
City Council Seat #4 2 Year Term $ 140.40
City Council Seat #5 2 Year Term $ 140.40
City Marshal 2 Year Term $ 2,451.85
City Clerk 2 Year Term, $ 140.40
All persons eligible to vote in the City elections, including precinct 8, 14, 20 & 23 will
vote at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center.
Please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 892-8112 for. information on
Qualifying and Absentee Voting.
Anyone interested in being a poll worker for this year's election should contact the
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Weight loss surgery techniques are topic of seminar at Sacred Heart


Dr. Jeffrey L. Lord, a spe-
cialist in laparoscopic weight
loss surgery, will present
"Weight Loss Surgery: Is It
Right for You?" on Tuesday,
March 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
at Sacred Heart Hospital on
the Emerald Coast. The
seminar will take place in the
Resource Center Suite 3 con-
ference room.
The only board-certified


bariatric surgeon in North-
west Florida with advanced
fellowship training in weight
loss surgery, Lord serves as
director of the Sacred Heart
Institute for Surgical Weight
Loss. He has special exper-
tise in minimally invasive
surgical weight loss proce-
dures. Lord and the Institute
for Surgical Weight Loss can
perform two types of weight


loss surgery that use small
incisions. The first is
laparoscopic gastric bypass
surgery, which involves a
permanent rerouting of the
digestive system that leaves
patients with a small stom-
ach pouch. The surgery cre-
ates a bypass that reroutes
food around a portion of the
small intestine.
The second, newer ap-


proach performed at Sacred
Heart is adjustable gastric
banding. Using a laparo-
scope, the surgeon places an
inflatable band around the
stomach, creating a small
upper pouch at the top, with
restricted passage to the rest
of the stomach. This pouch


fills quickly and creates a
feeling of fullness.
Dr. Lord and his staff pro-
vide -comprehensive evalua-
tion of clinically obese pa-
tients to determine their can-
didacy for these life-changing
procedures as well as exten-
sive patient/family education


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to create a foundation for a
healthy lifestyle.
Reservations are recom-
mended for this free seminar.
To make a reservation or to
obtain more information, call
toll-free 1-877-416-1600 or
visit www.sacred-heart.org.



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STANLEY HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING and Alzheimer's Family Services, Inc. announce
the formation of an "Alzheimer's Family Support Group" for DeFuniak Springs. The group
will meet at Stanley House Assisted Living, 718 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, on Thurs-
day, March 8, 2007 at 10 a.m. Future meetings will be the second Thursday of each month.
This support group is open to any caregiver who is interested in sharing the concerns and
challenges of caring for a loved-one with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
For more information and to R.S.V.P.. call Cindy Mckinley or Kim May at 850-951-1880.


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1989. Her various positions
within the system have
taken her from Kentucky to
Texas, Alabama, and now
Florida. She was selected as
the high security administra-
tor for the only federal high
security prison for women in
1995.
Rickard gave a brief his-
tory of the Bureau of Prisons,
high-lighting the re-entry,
educational/vocational, and
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offered to inmates. All in-
mates who areniedieally ua: I.
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ferred. English proficiency is
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gram is a criminal. The pro-
gram began in 1951 when
Gerald Shur began offering
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Florida on March 31.
This pageant is an official
preliminary to the Miss and
Little Miss National Peanut
Festival Pageants.
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2007:
Contestants must be a
resident of or attend school
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Teen Miss Walton
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Junior Miss Walton
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National Peanut Festival
Pageant.
These contestants will com-
pete in interview, evening
wear, and on stage questions.
Tiny,. Miss Walton
County-3, 4,5, and 6 years
old:
Tiny .Miss Contestants
must be a resident of or at-
tend school in Walton


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evening wear.
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1270 or Christa Merrifield-
Mitchell at 850-892-9560.
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Downtown DeFuniak
Springs.
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Are You Looking for a FREE Summer

Prekindergarten Program for your 4 year old?

EARLV Walton County School District's Voluntary PreK
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CPARRO Summer Program might be important to you if:
1. You have a child who will enter Kindergarten next year

AND

2. Your child is not currently enrolled in a VPK program

Walton County School District is seeking potential students for the Voluntary PreK
Summer Program. The summer program will provide 300 hours of instruction designed
to prepare four-year-olds for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational
success.

Here's the facts:
The VPK program is FREE for eligible children, regardless of family income.
Transportation is. not provided for the VPK program.
VPK is voluntary: Children are not required to participate.
The VPK program is developmentally appropriate for four-year-olds and
includes only instructional hours.
The VPK Summer Program is taught by certified teachers and will have a 1
teacher to 10 student ratio.

If your child meets the age requirement and you are interested in enrollment, please clip
and return this form to:

Kay Dailey
Elementary Program Coordinator
Walton County School District
145 Park Street, Suite 5
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 343435



Child's name Birthdate
(please print)

Parent/Guardian name
(please print)

Address Phone
(please print)


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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.

MARK THE CALENDAR FOR APRIL 14, 2007 for the
DeFuniak Sprinigs Festival, sponsored by the Chautauqua
Hall of Brotherhood and ARC. Come for a day of food, fun,
entertainment, 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.
For vendor fee and more information, contact Kilm or
Bonnie at 892-5013 extension 1.


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FCAT FROM FRqT ,dress-up days, test-re-
lated contests, and banner-
since January with a making, students have been
"Countdown to FCAT 2007." taking focus lessons, learn-
WMS received an A grade for ing strategies, studying
2006, and Hughes said that FCAT booklets, and analyz-
the faculty has been empha- ing released questions from
sizing a "stay on track" previous years'FCATs.
theme.
In addition to spirit ral-


"It's exhausting," said
Hughes, who knows that a
great deal rides on the yearly
test and a school's score.
Following the tests,
schools must wait until May
and June to learn the indi-
Svidual and statewide results.
I^


THESE WMS STUDENTS proudly display their school's grade.


FCAT INSURANCE?
Walton Middle School stu-
dent-made poster lifts test
spirits.


GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS,
except when they are boys.
These "cheerleaders" de-
lighted WMS students and
faculty.


SCHOOL

of the Walton County School
Board.

According to Superinten-
dent Carlene Anderson, the
review team noted as accom-
plishments the designation
of Walton County as an A+
district, its aggressive and
responsible building plan, its
responsible stewardship of
the millage budget referen-
dum and its strong inter-
agency partnerships along


FROM FRONT

with commendations regard-
ing its technology and profes-
sional development initia-
tives. There recommenda-
tions will be incorporated
into future planning for im-
provement and will help
guide the Walton County
School District as it contin-
ues to follow its mission of
"becoming the best school
district in Florida by making
all decisions in the best in-
terest of the students."








THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies
arrested the following people during
the week ending February 25, 2007:
Madeline Holguin Heft, 67, SRB,
DUI,
Shawana Colson, 31, Jackson-
ville, DWLSR,
Raye Carol Cavender, 22, SRB,
DUI, DWLSR,
*Victor Dewayne Barrett, 29, Free-
port, DUI,
Jerry Butler, 23, DFS, FVOP,
Matthew Marshall, 25, Destin,
Worthless checks,
SJ.B.M. 2,12, Freeport, Theft,
Louise Jackson Young, 46, Free-
port, Worthless checks,
Thomas Wood, 44, Westville,
FVOP,
James Oren Lewis, 41, Baker,
MVOP (Okaloosa Co.),
Shawn Michael Statzer, 21, FWB,
Racing on highway,
Tanya Marie Bonner, 18, Niceville,
Resisting an officer,
Fred BonnerJr., 21, Niceville, Dis-
orderly intoxication,
Donald Schak, 31, Niceville, Dis-
orderly intoxication,
Richard Lurynski, 40, FWB, DUI,
John C. Moorhead, 33, Destin,
DUI,
Michael Thomas Moore, 23, FWB,
FVOP,
Jerald Michael Schroeder, 38,
Freeport, Tag not attached,
William Strickland, 22, DFS,
MVOP,
Ezequiel Duran, 29, No address
given, FTA,
Guillermo Infanzon, Age not given,
Freeport, FVOP,
Juan Isabel Martinez-Colin, 23,




DFS

POLICE

REPORT
Officers of the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department arrested the follow-
ing people during the week ending
February 25, 2007:
Kenneth Lee Sanders, 23, Laurel
Hill, DWLSR,
Nicholas Wiggs, 27, DFS, Aggra-
vated battery,
Jeffrey Watson, 30, Possession of
controlled substance, poss. of mari-
juana -20 grams,
Willie Cooley, Age and address
not given, sale and delivery of cocaine,
*William Cordle, 26, DFS, Fleeing/
attempting to elude,
Brandon Webb, 27, DUI, failure to
obey lawful command, DWLSR,
Van Laird, 47, DFS,,VOP warrant.


Destin, No valid DL,
Daniel Nolan, 22, DFS, Worthless'
check, MVOP (Okaloosa Co.),
Nadine Robinson, 46, DFS,
MVOP,
R.L.B., 15, Freeport, Battery,
Cornelius McKenzie, 28, PDL,
FVOP,
John Lee Moulton, 38, Freeport,
DWLSR, Possession of controlled
substance, poss. of paraphernalia,
Billy Gene Crawford, 35, No ad-
dress given, FVOP,
Ida Christina Satterfield, 31, Free-
port, Battery domestic,
Ralph Robinson, 32, DFS,
DWLSR,
Tammy Lynn Watson, 35, Free-
port, Grand larceny of firearm, deal-
ing in stolen property, making a false
report,
Marcelino Hernandez, 28, DFS,
No valid DL,
Jeremy Wayne Combs, 22, FWB,
FTA,
*Jonathan David Craft, 32, Mobile,
FVOP,
William Gregory Wood, 39, Free-
port, Trafficking in hydrocodone, pos-
session of controlled substance w/o
authorization, trafficking in controlled
substance legend drugs, possession
w/intent to sell controlled legend
drugs,
Thomas Adam Hughes, 20,
Destin, Possession of alcohol by mi-
nor,
Joshua Horeton, 29, Miramar
Beach, Domestic violence,
Christopher Jones, 24, DFS, Bat-
tery,
David McCullough, 30, DFS, De-
stroying evidence, DWLSR, MVOP
(Okaloosa Co.), possession of con-
trolled substance,
Rory Keith Hallman, 46, Freeport,
Commitment and order for child sup-
port,
Floyd Stanley, 50, No address
given, Breach of peace,
William Francis Dunsmore, 21,
DFS, DWLSR, resisting w/o violence,


Robbie Skaggs, 44, Freeport, Bat-
tery, resisting w/o violence,
SEdward Greg Laird, 46, DS, DUI,
John Wesley Gilliland, 22, Free-
port, DUI,
Daniel Juarez Cruz, 30,
Pensacola, DUI, no DL,
Karen Marie Stricklin, 46, Free-
port, Trespass,
Ligaya Bales, 23, DFS, VOCC,
Kelly Weeks, 28, DFS, DWLSR,
grand theft, dealing in stolen property,
Jose Castillo, No age given, DFS,
No DL, failure to obtain DL, failure to
obtain registration,
Dronicio Hernandez, 25, Inlet
Beach, Battery domestic,
Teddy Lavender, 68, No address
given, DUI,
Daryl Ryan Delaney, 32, Miramar
Beach, Possession of cocaine, worth-
less check.


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COMMUNITY
CALENDAR


MODELAVIATORS of De-
Funiak Springs meets 'the
second Tuesday night at
McLain's Restaurant at 7

p.m. Members fly models ev-
ery Sunday from noon until.
For more information, call
Bob Jones, 8925011.


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."


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
Designation: county
Requested Future Land Use
Designation: U r b a n
Development (UD)
Current Zoning Designation:
county
Requested Zoning
Designation: C-2, 1-1


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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.
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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. Thq 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 Land Use,
Designation: R u r al
Development (RD)
Requested Future Land Use
Designation: U r b a n
Development (UD)
Current Zoning Designation:
Rural Residential (RR)
Requested Zoning
Designation: High Intensity
Commercial (C-2)


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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.
#12-07 2-14,21,?,.


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.




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 .-.. ;- ..,, .
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.

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Caregivers of people


living with brain injuries


expanding programs


By CHRISTOPHER
MITCHELL
WMBB-News 13

March is National Brain
Injury Awareness Month.
According to the Brain Injury
Association of America, there
at at least 5.3 million
Americans living with a
disability because of a brain
injury, and every 23 seconds,
a traumatic brain injury



Students


to soon

pick


high


school

majors

By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton County School
Board met on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 20, to discuss a vari-
ety of items, including the ap-
proval of the high school ap-
proved majors list for the
2007-08 school year.
The Florida Legislature
passed a bill in late March of
2006 requiring high school
students to pick a major
when entering high school,
just as college students do
when entering college. The
idea, proposed by Governor
Jeb Bush last year, will allow
students to declare a major
and concentrate on a particu-
lar field that could prepare
them better for college and
the working world and re-
duce the dropout rate. A state
high school task force recom-
mended the change, and the
Florida Department of Edu-
cation has released a list of
440 approved majors for the
next school year. While not
all majors will be available to
students in the county, the
list for each high school can
be viewed online at
www.fldoe.org/HSMajors/
listschoolmajors.aspx. A few
Florida high schools already
let students pick majors, but
it will become statewide in
2007-08.
The board approved a re-
vision to the Special Teach-
ers Are Rewarded (STAR)
plan by a 4-1 vote having to
do with the evaluation pro-
cess and forms associated
with that task.
Board members approved
an action to pay the 2007-08
Florida School Board
Association's membership
dues in the amount of
$10,837.
The board approved a trip
request for the Walton Ca-
reer Development Center's
Automotive Service Technol-
ogy program class to attend
the National Hot Rod Asso-
ciation Gatornationals in
Gainesville on March 16.
Board members also ap-
proved South Walton High
School's Anchor Club trip to
Orlando from March 1-4.
The board also agreed for
an athletic supplement at
Paxton High school to be
split between two assistant
coaches who are helping as
junior varsity assistants for
the Bobcats softball team.
The next regularly sched-
uled meeting of the Walton
County School Board will be
held on Tuesday, March 6, at
5 p.m. at the Tivoli Adminis-
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occurs.
Lana Campbell is 34 years
old and lives in DeFuniak
Springs. She's been living
with a brain injury since she
was 17, when she was in an
accident caused by a drunk
driver. "It has been pure hell,"
she says.
Her mother, Janet, now
relies on the support of
volunteers and friends at a
new organization called The
Friendship House. She says
caregivers of people like their
daughter need support, too.
"That's probably one of the
biggest things right now is
getting some: time to
ourselves away from Lana
without feeling guilty," she
says. She adds that she
enjoys taking care of her
daughter, but just needs time


to be with her husband,
alone, sometimes. 4
Organizers of The
Friendship House say they
are working to expand the
organizations programs and
plan on building a bigger
facility for families like the
Campbells. "We'll be able to
build The Friendship House
where we're actually able to
have space for educational
groups and to provide the
respite care on a regular
basis as it's needed," said
Friendship House
spokesperson Hilda Coursey.
Anyone living in Walton
County and needing
information or help with
dealing with brain injury
should contact The
Friendship House at 850/892-
0565.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


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WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
CARLENE H. ANDERSON SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
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145 Park Street, Suite 2
DeFuniak Springs. Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-1100
FAX: (850) 892-1191


January 12,2007
Dear Parent:
This letter is to let you know that the Walton County School District is, under Federal law, a district in
corrective action. What this means is that Walton County School District, together with all other 66
Florida school districts, did not meet all of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Walton County School District met 85 percent of its criteria.
The Florida Department of Education is requiring that Walton County School District redirect some of
its funds from the cost of administering the Title I program to help specific groups of students to
improve. Walton County School District has chosen to serve students with disabilities in the areas of
mathematics at three Title I schools since this is the area of greatest need.
These new services are in addition to any tutoring or school choices already offered at Title I schools.
If you would like more information about Title I or district corrective action, you may call the District
Title I Coordinator, Kay Dailey, at 892-1100.
Thank you for working with us to improve student achievement for your childrenn.

Sincerely,

Carlene H. Anderson
Superintendent of Schools
Walton County School District


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GARDEN CLUB PLANTS ARBOR DAY TREE


The DeFuniak Springs Garden
Club planted a Sycamore tree in
the lake yard east of the Presbyte-
rian Church on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 17, in observance ofArbor Day. !
The tree was purchased with a
donation made by Bill Taylor in
memory of his wife, Lucy, who re-
cently passed away. Lucy, a new
garden club member, loved plants
and was looking forward to being
active in the group. The club lost
another valued member this past
year. A donation was made by the
club in honor of Peggy Sims to the
First United Methodist Church
Building Fund. Peggy was an avid
gardener and active member of the
club for many years.
The club has been busy prepar-
ing for Feb. 24 program featuring
the well-known author, Felder
Rushing. Rushing has written 14
books on gardening and does a
weekly live call-in radio show ev-
ery week on Mississippi Public
Broadcasting with co-host Dr. Dirt.
His articles have been featured in
Garden Design, Better Homes and
Garden, National Geographic, Or-
ganic Gardening and many more
publications.
The garden club voted to share
the walkway space by the former
depot that leads to the caboose
with the Walton County Heritage
Museum Association. The existing
stones that were beautifully'
painted and donated by the Wal-
ton County Art League are being
incorporated into the new ex-
panded walkway. The garden club
will still maintain the landscaping
for the area.
For more information, call Dara
Dobson at 859-0096, and visitors
are always welcome.


THE ARBOR DAY TREE dedicated to Lucy Taylor a new Garden Club member
who recently passed away. Shown in picture is Kim Farris, her grandaughte;; dedi-
cating the new tree for Lucy.


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BEVERLY NAYLOR and Marie Lathinghouse at Depot looking at new walk-
way. Walton Art League painted the flowered stones. Marie Lathinghouse is our
Garden Club Civic Development chairman.


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Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sconiers of DeFuniak
SSprings announce the engagement of their
P daughter, Rebecca to Jonathan Rhodes of
Crestview, FL. He is the son of Ms. Jody Tussey
of Claysburg, PA and Mr. and Mrs.,Bill Rhodes
i of Sparta, IL.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Miller of DeFuniak Springs,
Mrs. Eddie Sconiers of DeFuniak Springs, and
the late Mr. Ed Sconiers of DeFuniak Springs.,
S She is currently employed at Ed's Restaurant
in DeFuniak Springs.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr.
and Mrs. William Biddle of Crestview, FL, and
Mr. and Mrs. John Rhodes of Williamsburg, PA.
He is currently employed at Baystate Cable
Ties in Crestview, FL.
The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 20,
S 2007, at the Chautauqua Building in DeFuniak #
Springs. .
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Rehab residents

cele66rate events


Chautauqua Rehab &
Nursing residents recently
celebrated two events. The
first being Valentines Day
where residents enjoyed a
candle light dinner and soft
music. Valentine King &
Queen was announced dur-
ing the event. Valentine
King, Cleroy Campbell, was
given a crown and bouton-
niere to wear. Valentine
Queen, Mary Clemons re-


ceived a dozen red roses and
a tiara to wear..
The 2nd event celebrated
was Fat Tuesday. Residents
made their own floats and
had a parade in the facility;
They wore Mardi Gras attire
and played Nawlins music
while handing out beads to
staff, visitors and other resi-
dents They then enjoyed a
Nawlins lunch and king
cake.


KING, CLEROY CAMPBELL, and Queen, Mary Clemons
pose for a picture with their crowns.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bird are proud to announce
the marriage of their daughter,
Mefissa Sue Bird
to Brandon '1Wayne Rose
on friday, March 30, 2007.
The ceremony wilTbe held
at the Community Holiness Church
in De uniak Springs
at 6:30 p.m.
and the reception wifl fozU
at the Chautauqua building.
Al family and friends are invited.


THE RESIDENTS AT Chautauqua Rehab
proudly show off their Mardi Gras masks.


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& Nursing


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Mr. Charles Moose and Mrs. Aronia Stuckey were
crowned Valentine King and Queen on February 14, 2007,
for the Day Program at Chautauqua Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center.


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MLoore Schoo(s

reunion sched(uCed


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.


Philp and Leanne Ingle are overoyed to announce the
arrivalof their daughter, A9fdie Camille. Adie was born
at North Okafoosa MedicalCenteron'Dece.mberli7,2006.
She weighed eight pounds and one ounce, and was 21
inches long. Ad9die was welcomed home by her Grammy '
and Grandaddy, T)wight and Connie Hafford, by her A
w 9ana, Rhonda Ingk," andby numerous aunts, uncles,jam-
y. il, and friends.


ETHAN RILEY CRUZ


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 Bar-
ley at 835-2087.


Ethan RiCey Cruz arrives
Jose' and Crystal Cruz wish to announce the birth of their
son, Ethan Riley Cruz to their family. Ethan was born on
Nov. 29, 2006, at North Okaloosa Medical Center in
Crestview, FL. He weighed in at 5 pounds and 15 ounces
and was 19 1/2 inches long. Little Ethan was welcomed home
by his big brother, Elijah,4, and big sister, Hailey, 2. Also to
welcome this little bundle of joy were his many aunts, uncles,
grandparents, and great-grandparents.


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"PICKLE" games with prizes Food includes fried
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007

Walton County native retires from military service


Staff Sergeant Keith
Andrews, son of Nannie
Andrews and the late Jessie
Andrews Sr. of Ponce de
Leon, FL, and godson of Ida
Wallace of Argyle, FL has
honorably retired from the
U.S. Army after 20 years of
military service. Andrews is
a 1986 graduate of Walton
Senior High School.
He celebrated his military
retirement with a dinner
event and jazz show at the
Main Street Jazz Restaurant
in Suffolk, VA. Entertain-
ment was provided by re-
nowned jazz trio Intrigue.


Sin fonia


The romantic sounds of
the cello will entertain the
audience as Sinfonia Gulf
Coast's principal cellist Guo
Sheng Huang performs one
of Franz Joseph Hadyn's
classic showpieces for cello,
at "Hayd-N-Seek," a concert
to be given on Saturday,
March 3, at Grace Lutheran
Church in Destin.
Regional premieres will
take place of Igor
Stravinsky's "Octet for
Winds" and British com-
poser Colin Matthews' "Hid-
den Variables." Classical
composer Haydn holds out
with his own surprise at the
end of his famous Symphony
No. 94.
Concert tickets are $20
and $30. Special discounts
upon request. For every paid
adult ticket, attendees may


The guest speaker was Col.
Patrick D. Sergeant, cur-
rently stationed at Fort
Lewis, WA where he is com-
manding the 62nd Medical
Brigade. Col. Sergeant was
born and raised in Panama
City, FL where he graduated
from Rutherford High School
in 1981. Andrews served on
his staff as a logistical advi-
sor while assigned to the
421st Medical Evacuation
Battalion in Wiesbaden, Ger-
many.
Andrews was last assigned
to the 101st Airborne Divi-
sion, 2nd Brigade Combat




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bring two children, ages 5 -
17, for free. A $10 discount
per ticket is also offered to
any member of a NW Florida
Snowbird Club.
The concert begins at 8
p.m. on March 3 at Grace
Lutheran Church, next to
Home Depot in Destin. For
ticekts, call 267-1478, or pur-
chase and print tickets
online at
www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org.


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Mariah
Ritenour


Team, 526th Brigade Sup-
port Battalion, and Fort
Campbell, Kentucky serving
as a Medical Supply Logisti-
cian. He retired at the rank
of Staff Sergeant.
Helping Andrews to cel-
ebrate his retirement was his
wife, Patricia, and sons,
Tevin and Tavis. Also attend-
ing were his sister Shirles
Andrews Johnson of DeFu-
niak Springs, niece,
Angelette Moore of Panama
City, as well as his wife's fam-
ily, and friends who came as


far as New York, and Wiscon-
sin to help to make this event
a success.
Andrews married Patricia
Johnson Andrews of
Lawrenceville, VA, on June
23, 1990. They have two
sons, Tevin Dedrick
Andrews, 14, and Tavis
DimitriAndrews, 8. They re-
side in Smithfield, VA. He is
currently employed with Ice-
landic Seafood as a supervi-
sor. His wife is a self-em-
ployed hair stylist with
Agape Hair Design.


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POPULAR MULTI-AWARD winning Christian recording
artist, Mark Lowry brings his exciting musical event, "God
Is Still Crazy About You Touw;" to the Brownsville Assembly
of God in Pensacola on March 1.

Comedian Mark Lowry brings
"God Is Still Crazy About
You Tour" to Pensacola


Popular Christian record-
ing artist, songwriter and co-
median Mark Lowry brings
the "God Is Still Crazy About
You Tour" to Pensacola,
Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
at the Brownsville Assembly
of God in Pensacola, FL.
Joining Lowry on the "God
Is Still Crazy About You
Tour" will be pianist Stan
Whitmire, and trio
Lordsong.
Lowry, who has spent the
past 25 years on the road
full-time, has recorded six
comedy and music videos,
four of which have reached
Gold status, with two addi-
tional recordings achieving
Platinum recognition. He


has been featured on more
than 60 of the popular
Gather Homecoming Vid-
eos, and his own video, "On
Broadway," soared to the top
of the Billboard Charts af-
ter its release.
A presentation of Premier
Productions, this event be-
gins at 7 pm, and promises
to be an event to remember.
All seats for the "God Is Still
Crazy About You Tour" stop
in Pensacola are general ad-
mission. Complete informa-
tion may be obtained by call-
ing 850-430-2100 or by log-
ging onto .
www.premierproductions.com
or www.marklowry.com.


New Life Holiness Church
on Hwy. 90 E, Argyle, FL,
will have revival March 4-9.
Service time are Sunday
evening at 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri

Focus on WMU


Focus on WMU (Women's
Missionary Union) hosted by
the Walton County Baptist
Association WMU, will be
held Thursday, March 8,
2007 at Pleasant Grove Bap-
tist Church at 6:30 p.m.
Key speaker will be Rev.
Lew Dolan who is a Navy
Chaplain just back from Iraq
where he was responsible for
providing pastoral ministry
to service men and women.,
Guest speakers also include
Christa Bosenberg, who


The Chautauqua Porce-
lain Artists will meet March
8 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the First Baptist Fellowship
Hall on 11th Street, in De-
Funiak Springs.
They will be starting on a
new project, so everyone is


There will be a gospel sing
at the Outreach For Christ
Church, located on Hwy. 2, in
Darlington, FL, beginning at
6 p.m., Saturday, March 3.
The guest singers will be


"Bountiful Blessings Cook-
books" can be purchased
from Friendship Baptist
Church.
Those interested can pur-
chase a copy of Bountiful


at 7:060 p.m. Bro. Doyle
Staton ofWauchula, FL will
be ministering.
Everyone is welcome.


shared Christ with the
people of Peru; Brandi
Bitello, who spent time min-
istering to people in the Ama-
zon Basin and Marilee Man-
ning, who shared her work
with the people of China.
Pastors are also invited to
attend this event.
Refreshments following
the event.
For information contact
Walton County Baptist As-
sociation, 892-2849.


reminded to bring paints
and brushes. Tiles will be
furnished.
Anyone interested in por-
celain art is welcome.
For information contact
Anita Harris 859-0215


Southland Singers from
Pensacola, FL.
For more information,
please call Rev. Curtis Man-
ning at 850-892-2048.


Blessings Cookbook by call-
ing Helen at 859-2744. The
cost is $12 each.
This cookbook is full of old
and new recipes from some
really good cooks.


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Pregnancy Support Center

offers classes and counseling
The Pregnancy Support Support Center, 850-892-
Center of DeFuniak Springs 7400. All services of the
is offering a post-abortion Pregnancy Support Center
class that can free women are free, caring and confi-
from the bondage of guilt and dential.
grief that follows an abortion. The Pregnancy Support
Center is a ministry of First
For more information to Baptist Church, DeFuniak
register call the Pregnancy Springs.


And continuing to touch all of our lives
You was such a wonderful friend
You always put a smile on my face
I just want you to know
No one can ever take your place
So please don't ever forget
What I'im about to say
You will forever be in miy heart
I love you and miss you Jesse Ray

Happy 21st Birthday Baby Boy
You are always here with us
Kristel, Joey, & Family



Dr. Orville Jenkins, Jr. and the
North Florida District Church of the .
Nazarene has commissioned Rev.
Gary Monk and Rev. Eddie Harden to ii
start a new Nazarene Church in the
DeFuniak Springs, Florida area.
The first service will begin March 4 in the For more
Seventh Day Adventist Church informaton
call
(532 Lakeview Drive, off 331 and Walton Road). i8 826-1140 or
The afternoon service will begin at 2:00 pm. ''"623-1417



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Contemporary Singer
Gospel Rock
Praise and Worship Dancers
A Night of Anointing and Salvation
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL
Place: DeFuniak Springs Civic Center
When: March 24, 2007
Time: 6:00pm until



COLLEGE AVENUE

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

Wa Dt o h 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.


Louis Kathman will be per-
forming a missions concert to
benefit "Bibles for Iraq" at

Building fund


Leonia Baptist Church on
Sunday, March 4 at 6,p.m
Everyone is welcomed.


Saint Agatha's hosting

breakfast for fundraiser
Saint Agatha's Episcopal Parish Hall at 150 Circle
church will sponsor a full Drive, DeFuniak Springs.
breakfast featuring a choice of Proceeds go to benefit the
eggs, grits or homefries, pan- building and. grounds fund.
cakes, bacon or sausage, sau- The breakfast will be held
sage gravy, biscuits, or toast, March 3, from 7 to 11 a.m.
juice, milk, or coffee. The The cost is $4 for adults,
breakfast will be held in the children (under 10) $2.50.


New Life Holiness Church Louis Kathman to perform at
--w -- ----- --- ,, Leonia Baptist Church, March 4


Missionaries to speak

to Walton County

Baptist Association


First Baptist Church hosts

Chautauqua Porcelain

Artists meeting, March 8


Southland Singers

Outreach for Christ Church
schedules sing for March 3


"Bountiful Blessings Cookbooks"
on sale now at Friendship Baptist


First Baptist Church
216 East Live Oak Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Phone: 850-892-2722 Fax: 850-892-2381,
e-mail: fbcdfs@earthlink.net
Website: www.tbc-dfs.org


Jerry R. Chumley. Pastor
J.C. McLendon, Associate Pastor
Morris Watkins, Interim Minister of Music
Jacob Williams, Youth Intern
Sunday School 9:15 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Discipleship Training 5:30 PM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM
Join us in Sunday School each week as we study
the Word of God together...
"Study to show thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007




In Loving Memory A
James (Rich) Hayes @ -


'. On a beautiful Saturday morning ...
r@ as you were flying high, 0,. ./
_b God called you home. l '
Our lives have not been the same
and each day we wonder why
f l, your time had come so soon.
You were always so full of life In loving inemory of
and saw joy in all you did. Jesse Ray Hitaffer
ICf We miss your wonderful smile
February 25, 1985 June'21, 2006
and enthusiasm you had for life.- June 21, 2006
BY Kristel Hampton
These three years seem like an Juy 21. 2006
eternity but we know it has only
uo been a little while. One day we will You was my best friend
all be together again when You have been for many years
i Go calls us. home.ou was always my shoulder to coyon
SGod calls us.home. You always wiped away all of my tears

Your loving family, lou had a voice like an angel
Yy l.I algwais loved to hear mou sing to ine
Dad, Mom, Sister and her family. I altwas thought 'o,,'d be a star someday
'"' j INot in the stars watching over me

S-- But I know you are looking down on us
SWi/h 'th those beautiful bright eyes
Making sure we are all ok


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HE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007

Jitank& 'u
The Paxton Ruritan Club extends a heartfelt thank you to the sponsors of our "James Rogers Concert." Our event
was a tremendous success; not only by raising funds to continue our community service projects, but also to be able to
bring quality entertainment to our area.
Florala, AL:
AAA Title Loans & Pawn Shop B&H Contracting Evans Funeral Home Florala Auto Service ~ Florala Memo-
rial Hospital Florala Farmers & Builders Coop Florala Pharmacy ~ Sara's Big R Restaurant Smith Development
THE LAKE HOUSE Smith Insurance Agency S. Vishwanath, M.D. ~ Sunshine Aero State Line Mini Mall
Antiques & Furniture Gateway Real Estate & Brokerage Huddle House Andalusia & Florala, AL
DeFuniak Springs, FL:
Beef O' Brady's ~ Chelco GLMCO Memorials & Mausoleums ~ Hair Crafters ~ Walmart WZEP 1460 AM Radio
~ PRUDENTIAL MERRIFIELD & PILCHER REALTY McLain's Family Steak House
Nick's Seafood ~ Basin Bayou, FL
C.W.J. Holdings, Inc. ~ Freeport, FL
Crestview Physical Therapy Clinic Crestview & Freeport
REGIONS BANK
Lee Pontiac Oldsmobile GMC Chrysler Fort Walton Beach; FL
JOHNSON CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Paxton & De'uniak Springs, FL
Special thanks to:
Panama City News Herald ~ Crestview Bulletin
DeFuniak Springs Herald-Breeze ~ The Florala News
Northwest Florida Daily News
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THE DeFJNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


By DR. ROBERT M. JAYE
Living or dead, which?
There is no middle ground or
state here. A person is either
living, that is quickened, or
that one is dead. These two
states include all, everything
that measures living or
death:
Note the past condition;
people who "were dead." Only
,those who were alive from
'the dead can realize that
they were dead. Dead: a state
of separation. Every dead one
has been cut off from the
cause and power of life.
Death separates one from the
bread and air so necessary
for living. Spiritual death
means severance from the
sustaining presence of God.
One has no fitness to enjoy


heavenly things because of
sin.
It is a state of insensibil-
ity, being dead in sin is. The
dead in sin are neither
charmed nor alarmed by any-
thing said or done in their
presence. They have neither
tears nor fears concerning
their sins and future state.
Neither law nor gospel moves
them.


feel better. He came to give
dead sinners life.

Note the state of a person
alive from the dead, made so
by the grace of our Lord. "You
hath He quickened." Life is
the only remedy for death.
People may come with
garnishings, but they are
only useless. God's method of
saving from the death of sin
is giving life.


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It is the imparting of a new
life by the direct energy of
Almighty God. The person is
regenerated, born from
above, "quickened." Romans
6:23 contains these words,
"The gift of God is eternal
life." The old life was a dead
one, alienated from the life of
God. The new life is from God
through Christ by the power
of the Holy Spirit. Are you
alive through Christ?


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killing effect: death by sin!
Jesus did not come and die
in order to make sick sinners CHURCH SERVICES DIRECTORY


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 fitfin. 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.

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

FIRST 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 Contemporary 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..,.: ,

FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST, 174 Harrlbn 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 bn 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 Gods 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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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 Center
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 ;Gel
ebrating the Love and Glory of Christ. You are invited to experience
a 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: 6:3b 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 jn (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 Davson, 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 dedicated to serving
Jesus and spreading his wonderful word. Let us share the light of
God s word with you. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed
by Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m. Each Sunday we have a 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.


Being made alive

from the dead


Attend the church of your

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Yates


Ms. Gertrude Mae Yates,
85, of Darlington, FL,
passed away Feb. 17, 2007.
She was born Dec. 18,1921
in Largo, FL to father Mose
H. Melvin and mother
Annie Jewell Bailey.
Yates had been a lifelong
resident of Westville, FL.
She was Baptist by faith
and was a faithful member
of Darlington Baptist
Church.
Yates is survived by her
five sons, Raymond Eugene
Yates, of Darlington, Wade
Yates, of DeFuniak Springs,
FL, Howard Yates, of New
Hope, FL, Randall Yates, of
Darlington, and Johnny
Yates, of Darlington; two
daughters, Martha Mc-
Cormick of Geneva, AL and
Sue McCormick of Dar-
lington. She is also sur-


vived by 18 grandchildren, 34
great-grandchildren and four
great-great grandchildren.
Yates is also survived by
her two brothers, Edward
Melvin, of New Orleans, LA
and Jack Melvin, of Chipley,
FL; four sisters, Lois Jackson,
of Graceville, FL, Velma Gre-
gory, of New Orleans, LA,
Stella Coley, of Clearwater,
FL, and Mable Melvin of
Chipley, FL.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Tuesday, Feb. 20,2007
at Darlington Baptist
Church with Pastors Frank
McIntosh and Terry Smith of-
ficiating.
Burial followed in the
Darlington Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
was entrusted with the ar-
rangements.


and Amber, Tommy Gillis,
Sand wife, Miki, and children,
Tyler and Kacee; daughter,
Kathy Gillis and son, Aaron
Ramber, and wife, Chantal
and great- grandchild, Haley.
Graveside services were
conducted Tuesday, Feb.20,
2007, at Euchee Valley Cem-
etery with minister Lyle
Gillis officiating.
Thq Gillis family would
like to express our deep ap-
preciation to all those who
gave and shared memories
with our mother. She was
GILLIS truly a caring and sympa-
thetic person to all she knew.
Gillis Faye truly loved working at
the Citgo store in Dickinson
Faye Gillis, of Dickinson, and her work became a great
TX, passed away on Feb. 12, part of her life. The
2007, at UTMB in well-being of her customers
Galveston, TX, and was and their families was al-
born Aug. 12, 1935, in De- ways of great importance to
Funiak Springs, FL. her. The numerous inquiries
She was preceded in from families and friends
death by her husband, Earl show what an impact she had
G. Gillis. on people's lives. We thank
Gillis is survived by four everyone for their thoughts,
sons, David Gillis,.aid wife, prayers, and kind words for
Janie and children; Amy, our Faye. ,-
Cmnaidalka and .husband, *, ..... ,
Brian, andrVChris Lamar Clary-Glenn. Funeral.-
Gillis, Tim Gillis and wife, Home was entrusted with
Miray and children, Kristen the arrangements.


McKinnie FunerafHome
398 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., Crestview, FL 32536
Ph. No. 850-682-3335 866-807-8898 (Toll Free)
Email: mckinniefuneralhome@yahoo.com
website: www.mckinniefuneralhome.com
Family Owned & Operated
"A Lighthouse In Your Hour of Darkness"
Licensed Funeral Directors:
Jelterow "Jeff" McKinnie Alex "Al" McKinnie, Campbellton
Licensed Pre-Need Agent/Notary Anita Hughes
Cremations Pre-Need Traditional Funeral Services


Perry Thomas "Tom"
Nolin, 93, of Walton
County, FL passed away on
Feb.25, 2007 in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida. He was
born on Oct. 27, 1913 ini
Walton County to his fa-
ther and mother, Mr. Fair
Thomas Nolin, and Mrs.
Anner Scott Nolin.
Nolin was a resident of
Walton County for the past
26 years, he was Baptist by
faith and a member of the
First Baptist Church of De-
Funiak Springs. He was a
deacon and a faithful
church member. He gradu-
ated from Walton High
School and received his
masters degree from the
University of Florida. He
and his wife both worked
diligently, assisting one
another to achieve their
masters degrees.
He worked as an educa-
tor for the Bradford County
School System for over 30
years. He served as princi-
pal at New Harmony and
Mill Creek in St. Augustine
and Starke Elementary
Schools. He enjoyed writ-
ing and working on the
"family tree," eating out


Nolin


while visiting with friends and
traveling, having traveled
from Alaska to the Panama
Canal.
Nolin was preceded in death
by both his father and
mother;four brothers, Dennis
Nolin, John (Dock) Nolin, Lee
Nolin and Grey Nolin; five sis-
ters, Emmie Peters, Rossette
Burgess, Harriet Ward, Eddie
Spann, and Alice Spann.
Nolin is survived by his
wife Tommie Lee (Cotton)
Nolin of 69 years of DeFuniak
Springs; one son, Doug Nolin
and wife, Shirley, of the Oak
Grove community; two grand-
sons, Ross and Reed Nolin,
and one great-grandson,
Zachery Nolin
Funeral services were con-
ducted, Wednesday, Feb. 28,
2007 at the Oak Grove Bap-
tist Church with Revs. Jerry
Chumley, and Dan Padgett
officiating and music provided
by Billy Ray Cotton, and
Brooks Davis.
Burial followed in the Oak.
Grove Baptist Church Cem-
etery.'

Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
was entrusted with the ar-
rangements.


Carnley


Ruby Carnley, 78, passed
away in a Crestview, FL,
health care facility on Sat-
urday, February 24, 2007.
She was a resident of the
New Harmony community
in north Walton County,
FL. A native of Jesup, GA,
she was born January 10,
1929, the daughter of the
late Joe Reynolds Bargeron
and Julia Irene Driggers
Bargeron. She was the
widow of the late Ezra
Carnley who died in Janu-
ary 2000. They were mar-
ried 56 years. She was an
excellent "cook a nd 1' aed
.her grandchildren and her
large, extended family.
Survivors are two daugh-
ters, Judy Kilpatrick and
husband, Gerald, of
Florala, JoAnn Nelson and
husband, Edward, of
Darlington; two sons, Ervin
Carnley and wife, Connie,
of DeFuniak Springs,
Wayne Carnley, of Paxton;


three brothers, Joe T.
Bargeron and wife, Charlotte
of Panama City, Jerry Lee
Bargeron and wife, Marlon, of
Atlanta, Dwight Bargeron and
wife, Connie, of Jesup GA, six
.sisters, Julia Ann Waters and
husband, Everett, of Warner
Robbins, Estelle Blankenship
and husband, Bill, of Knox-
ville, Thelma Jackson, hus-
band, James ofJesup, Lavern
Nettles, of Jacksonville,
Norma Woods and husband,
Wayne, of Jesup, Frances Aus-
tin and husband, Larry, of
Ocala, 10 grandchildren and
20 great-grandchildren and a.
yet unborn grandchild. :, :
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at
Evans Funeral Home with
Reverend Elaine Hagenbuch
and Reverend Tonya Elmore
officiating. Interment followed
in the Paxton Cemetery.

Evans Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements. -


Ross

Gerald Wayne Ross He was a DeFuniak Springs
passed away in Atlanta on resident.
February 15, 2007.


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Dr. Chester Harold
Russell, 74 of Florala, AL
passed away on February
14,2007 in Wiregrass Hos-
pital in Geneva, AL. He
was a member of the
Friendship Baptist Church
of Grand Bay, AL where he
played the piano for their
outreach musical ministry.
He resided in Mobile, be-
fore Parkinson's disease
took away this God-given
talent. He was born March
21,1932 to Lonzo and Della
Russell and had been a
resident of Florala for sev-
* eral years.
Russell was preceded in
death by his parents,
Lonzo and Della Russell,
four brothers, Clifton,
Nathan, Cleveland, and
Haston Russell; three sis-
ters, Ruby Sellers, Bertha
Morris, and Myrtle Davis;
two nephews, Preston Mor-
ris and Wayne Russell and
one niece, Wanda Faye
Russell. He is survived by
15 nieces and nephews and
many special life-long
friends.
Russell was an educator,
musician and a real estate
broker during much of his
life.
Although he was diag-
nosed with Parkinson's
disease at the age of 42, he
fought it with all his
.strength until he suc-
cumbed to it at age 74.
After completing high
school, he received his B.A.
degree from Troy State
University majoring in En-
glish, a Master of Arts de-
gree from Florida State
University majoring in
Administration and Guid-
ance, and a PhD. degree
from Indiana State Uni-
versity majoring in Guid-
ance.
As an educator he
taught from the high
school level to the college
level, iiicluding Director of
Student Counseling Ser-":
vices and Associate Profes-
sor at Auburn University.
Russell ,served in the
U.S. Army for three years.
While in the Army he took
Advanced Training in Ger-
many and was then sent to


Russell


Frankfurt, Germany where he
served as interpreter and trans-
lator.
Russell was a very renowned
pianist. His interest began in his
secondary school years at Pax-
ton High School where he gradu-
ated in 1949. Each stop he took.
in his life, he became involved
with the musical aspect of that
community. He played and loved '
his baby grand piano for many
years until the Parkinson's dis-
ease prevented -him from play-
ing.
He spent much of his many
years in Mobile where he was
in real estate and insurance !
sales. As his health declined, he '
relocated'to Florala to be closer
to family members and have at-
tendant care. Even as his body ',
became more frail, he continued -
to fight the effect .of the disease '
by doing exercises daily. He -T
loved Southern cooking, espe-
cially pecan pie and cake and ice
cream. Although as the disease
took more away from him, the
caregivers pureed his food for
him to continue eating those
foods that he enjoyed so much..
So much appreciation is given
for the unselfish love' and care ,
given by hi.s caregivers, Lena )
Alford, Steve Pearson and Mr.
and Mrs. Willie Bell during so
many years of illness. It is re- >
freshing to his far-ily and >
friends that these caregivers
went beyond the "call of duty" to
prepare those favorite dishes
and desserts for him.
Funeral services Were held
February 24,2007 at Evans Fu-
neral Home in Florala with Bro.
Frank McIntosh, Mr. and Mrs.
Bud and Bettie Woodcook, Mrs.
Sharon Jones and his nephew,
Harold Morris contributing to
the program.
Serving as pallbearers were
Kevin, Kelby and T.W. Russell,
Leron Geoghagan, Woodrow
Braswell and Jared Leddon.
Burial followed in the Paxton
Cemetery'Me6morial contribu-
tions may be made to Chester H.
Russell Scholarship Fuind' t/ ,
Paxton 'High School;' P.0O B'dk'q
1168,,Paxton, FL. 32538, Coih -
passionate. _ands Hospice, 7,12
West Maple&,Ave., Geneva, AL
36340 or a charity of the giver's
choice. ,
Evans Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.


A FREE SEMINAR, "Overcoming Workplace Burnout" will
be offered to the public on March 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at
Chautauqua Rehab and Nursing Center, formerly Walton
County Convalescent Center. Guest speaker will be Jon
Kinsey, M.S., L.M.H.C.
The course length will be one hour. Those interested should
call Cindy Weeks at 892-2176. Walk-ins will be welcome.



SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Hospice of the Emerald Coast has volunteer opportuni-
ties in Fort Walton, Crestview, Milton, Destin, and DeFu-
niak Springs to:

*Read to patients/take them for walks
*Reminisce quietly about their life
*Perform office duties
*Create crafts/floral arrangements
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SPORTS




PdL girls return from semifinals


By PATRICK CASEY added four or her own Brown added 12 points for
Orlando First Academy throughout the game. The the Royals as they raced to a
raced to a 27-13 first quar- Royals, who also got 16 58-23 lead after three quar-
ter lead and never looked points from 6-4 senior center ters of play. The 35-point
back in eliminating the Krystal Thomas, forced 18 margin was attained in the
Ponce de Leon Pirates 65-30 turnovers from PDL and final minute of the third
in a Class 2A girls basketball were credited with 11 steals. quarter, invoking the state's
state semifinal contest. The Royals size and deep Mercy Rule, which allows the
The First Academy Royals bench have allowed them to clock to run non-stop from
hurt the Pirates with three- pressure opponents all sea- that point on to keep the
point shooting as the top- son long into mistakes. margin from growing worse.
ranked team in Class 2Abur- The Royals, who were the PDL (23-7) knew they had
ied 9-of-17 shots from behind defending state champion in an uphill climb against one
the arc. Sophomore Erin Class 2A entering the con- of the state's best teams. The
Knight canned all four of her test, hit 22-of-46 shots from Pirates could manage only
3-point shots in the first half the floor and held a 42-19 13-of-40 shooting from the
while junior Alexa Deluzio lead at the half. Guard Tierra floor and did not hit a three-

Freeport's season ends to


West Gadsden


By. CHUCK HINSON
It has been an impressive
and memorable year for the
Freeport Bulldogs basketball
team. David Burke's pack of
Bulldogs had given the
school one of their longest
winning streaks in the
school's history and brought
home their second district
championship in a row.

The Bulldogs' game
against West Gadsden ended
their season and the loss did
not allow. Freeport to ad-
vance on past the Class 2A
regionals. The Bulldogs
would have played Port St.
Joe for the regional finals,
but the 65-50 score ended
their hopes.
West Gadsden (17 9) came
in with an impressive play
schedule. Freeport (17-9)
had struggled a few times
earlier in the season, but re-
bounded and seemed to al-
most coast through the final
10 games with complete ease.
The trouble for the Bull-
dogs in the final game came
in the last two minutes when
three Freeport starters all
fouled out. Devon Grant was
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onds of the fourth quarter.
Anthony Brown was next,
with Aaron Knight following
suit.
Travis Wilburn fouled in
the final seconds of the
fourth quarter.

Freeport came out strong
in the fourth quarter with
the Bulldogs taking charge.
But West Gadsden fired back
and racked up 16 unan-
swered points and left the
Bulldogs somewhat dazed
and trailing by 15 points at
the conclusion of the first
quarter.
In the second quarter,
Freeport seemed to get a hold
on the -game and bounced
back by putting 19 points on
the board with Knight lead-
ing the scoring dirve with 7
points. Jamey Goddin, Devon
Grant and Travis Wilburn all
assisted with the point explo-
sion in the second quarter.
The half ended with a West
Gadsden lead of 36-27.
When Freeport hit the
courtvin the beginning of the
third quarter, they were all
about out-rebounding the
Panthers and with that atti-
tude and game plan, they did


just t hat to regain the lead'
and keep the Panthers to just
four points, while the Bull-
dogs racked up 15 points.
It seemed to be turning in
the Bulldogs favor, but the
fourth quarter would prove
differently.
With Freeport getting into
foul trouble and West
Gadsden taking advantage of
Freeport's mistakes and hit-
ting 11 of 19 free throws, the
Panthers pulled away and
racked up an impressive 25
points in the fourth quarter
to seal the victory and the
semi -regional title.
Jamey Goddin led the
scoring drive for the Bulldogs
with 14 points. Aaron Knight
added another 11 points.
West Gadsden's Larry
Jackson led the scoring drive
for the Panthers and was the
game high-scorer with 23
points.
Other scorers for Freeport
included': Travis Wilburn
with 9 points; Anthony
Brown, 7; Devon Grant, 5;
Brandon Woodard and Adam
Brush with 2 points each.
Scores per quarter:
WGHS 23 13 4 25 65
FHS 8 19 15 8 50


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point shot until the final min-
utes of the fourth quarter.
Lacey Griffin led the way for
the Pirates with 11 points on
5-of-17 shooting from the
floor. Mary Howes finished
with eight points, all of which
were scored in the first half.
First Academy had 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
had defeated Jacksonville
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Florida Christian during the
regular season. Florida High
won the Class 3A title while
Winter Haven, a Class 5A
squad, won the 5A title and
beat First Academy 40-37
during the regular season.

State Notes: NFC was no
match for First Academy in
the state championship game
as the Royals routed the
Eagles 75-46 for their second
straight state championship
and fourth overall for the
girls program. First Academy
has won the four state cham-


pionships in the last ten
years under two different
coaches. Tim Alford led PDL
to the 1999-2000 state title
in Class A, but the Pirates
are 0-4 at the state level in
four trips in Class 2A under
Alford. Alford is in his twelfth
season as the Pirates head
coach. Alford's record is 255-
115 at the school. The game
was the final contest for se-
niors Lacey Griffin, Daydra
Brown and Allex McCormick.
Brown and McCormick had
,two points apiece in the con-
test.


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Area high school scores


By CHUCK HINSON

Feb. 20
Softball
Freeport 8, Bethlehem 6: It
came down to the bottom of
thp sixth inning before Free-
port came alive and brought
in five runs to seal the vic-
tory against Bethlehem.
Curstin Buford got the win
on the mound for the Bull-
dogs by striking out four and
allowing only eight hits.
Jordan Howell and Isabel
King each had two hits, while
Buford had a double and
drove in two runs.
Scores per inning:
BHS 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 6
FHS 0 2 0 1 0 5 x 8

Holmes County 5, Walton
3: Walton scored first in the
opening inning, but gave up
two runs in the top of the sev-
enth to fall to Holmes-
County.
Jewel Spence got a


homerun for the Braves.
Devin Richardson took the
loss on the mound for Wal-
ton.
Scores per inning:
HCHS 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 5
WHS 1 0 10 0 0 x- 2

Baseball
South Walton 15,
Bozeman 11: It was all
about the fifth inning for the
Seahawks where they racked
up 10 points to overtake
Bozeman who they were
trailing by seven points in
the bottom of the fourth in-
ning.
Jake Wright pitched five
innings, allowing only four
hits, six runs. and striking
out seven. Hunter Infinger
was 3 -for- 5 with two RBIs
and two runs.
Dion Jones went 2-for-3
with three runs; Josh
Cellucci was 2-3 with two
runs and two RBIs and
Bryant Adams was 2-4 with


an RBI and a scored run.
Scores per inning:
BHS 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 11
SWHS 1 1 0 3 10 0 x 15

Vernon 6, Freeport 5: The
Bulldogs opened their season
at home and with a loss by
one point.


Logan Caudill, Drew
Ferris, Lloyd Anderson and
Derek Fannin all had one hit
each for Freeport.
CJ Bates took the loss on
the mound for the Bulldogs.
He was relieved in the fifth
inning by Kory Arnquist.


Feb. 22
Softball
Bethlehem 10, Freeport 4:
Freeport started out strong,
,but could not seal the victory
due to several bad defensive
plays.


The Lady Bulldogs had 11
hits for the day, but they
could not capitailize on many
of them.
Isabelle Lara led the Free-

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Sports


news & notes


By PATRICK CASEY
Junior Nicole Dykes of
Freeport finished fourth in
the Class 2A three-point
shooting contest held in
Lakeland. Dykes hit eight 3-
point shots to defeat Kiki
Paul of Cottondale to earn
the trip to the Final Four.
Florida State's baseball
team scored nine runs in the
fourth and held off a late
charge.by Appalachian State
(4-4) to sweep its fourth,
three-game series of the sea-
son with a 12-8 victory on
Sunday afternoon. The Semi-
noles ran their record to 13-
0 on the year and are off to
their best start since 1975
when Florida State started
15-0 under then head coach
Woody Woodward. That sea-
son was also the first as an
assistant coach for current
head coach Mike Martin.
The Okaloosa-Walton soft-
ball team is off to a slow start
with a 6-10 record. The OWC
baseball team is doing a little
better at 9-8 on the season.
Neither of OWC's basketball
teams qualified for the state
playoffs this season, despite
the men compiling a 23-5
record. The men's team was
8-4 in the Panhandle Confer-
ence, not good enough to
overtake Chipola and Talla-
hassee Community Colleges
for a playoff berth. The OWC
women finished at 18-10
with an 8-7 conference
record.
The FSU basketball team
is 18-11 and still on the
bubble for an NCAA tourna-
ment berth. A win over Mi-
ami on Saturday is a must
and a pair of wins in the ACC
tournament would go a long
way in helping the Seminoles
qualify for the tournament
since the late 1990's.
The Freeport baseball
team.earned their first win
of the season on Saturday
with an 8-2 victory over
Bethlehem.
Tallahassee Florida High
was the only girls basketball
team from our region to win
a state championship this
season. The Seminoles de-
feated Parkway 46-44 to win
their second consecutive
Class 3A championship.
North Florida Christian fin-
ished as runner-up for the
second consecutive season as
Orlando First Academy
squashed the Eagles 75-46 in
the Class 2A title game. Pine
Castle Christian's Stephanie
Aviles banked in a short shot
with three seconds left to
knock off Malone 38-37 in the
Class A state title game.
Though Malone lost the title,
the Tigers are likely to figure
in the state race next year,
as the squad fielded only one
senior on the team.
The Panhandle-Big Bend
region has not had a banner
season in the boys basketball
playoffs. Tallahassee John
Paul lost in the third round
to Gainesville The Rock 66-
48, leaving only Port St. Joe
and East Gadsden as squads
from our region making the
trip to the Final Four. Port


St. Joe beat West Gadsden at
home 47-38 to advance to the
Class 2A semifinal on Thurs-
day at 10:30 a.m. against
Tampa Prep. East Gadsden
ended the high school career
of Milton's Adam Allen with
a 44-42 home victory over the
Panthers. East Gadsden will
face Lakeland Kathleen in a
6 p.m. Class 4A semifinal on
Thursday.
Junior forward Chinata
Nesbit, who played at
Chipola Junior College in
Marianna, of the Robert Mor-
ris University women's bas-
ketball team was named
Choice Hotels Northeast
Conference women's basket-
ball Player of the Week for
the third time this season. In
three games last week Nesbit
averaged 19.7 points, 11.7
rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7
blocks and 1.3 steals per
game. She leads the NEC in
rebounding with 10.3 re-
bounds per game and offen-
sive rebounds with 4.63 per
game.
Auburn will begin several
renovations to its football fa-
cilities this spring, including
updating scoreboards, locker
rooms and a new jumbotron
video display.
Contact Patrick Casey
online,
heraldsports@aol.com.


FREEPORT'S ANTHONY BROWN side-steps a West
Gadsden player and takes it to the net for another Bulldog
two-point shot. Freeport's season ended and so did their hopes
for a championship game when they fell to West Gadsden
with a final score of 65-50.


FREEPORT'S JAMEY GODDIN goes up for the two-point
shot, but sinks a three-pointer instead for the Bulldogs dur-
ing their Class 2A Regional game against West Gadsden on
Feb. 20.

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Scores from 9B


port offense with three hits.
Nicole Dykes and Lora King
each had two hits, with King
also driving in one run for the
Bulldogs.
Scores per inning:
FHS 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
BHS 0 1 6 0 1 2 x 10

South Walton 12, Rocky
Bayou 0: The Lady
Seahawks handed ended the
game in five innings with 12
runs and their opponent left
with the big egg.
Freshman Shelby Watson
struck out 12 players in just
five innings. She also had
two hits.
Kathryn Kenner was 2-for-
3 with a double and three
RBIs. She also scored three
times for the Lady
Seahawks.
Scores per inning:
RBCS 0 0 0 0 0 0
SWHS 2 3 7 0 x 12

Baseball


Ponce de Leon 11, Baker
0: The Pirates made it quick
and as painless as possible as
they shut out the Gators in
five innings. The Pirates
racked up eight points in the
first two innings.
Scores per inning:
PdL 7 1 0 3 0 11
BHS 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tennis
South Walton 7, Bozeman
0:
(Singles)
Gates Barry (SW) def.
Schumann (B)
Blake Ruen (SW) def. Knight
(B)
Chris Akridge (SW) def.
Shumate (B)
Trevor Morris (SW) def.
Smith (B)
Alex Vacafrior (SW) def.
Brauneu (B)
(doubles)
Ruden'/Shore (SW) def.
Schumann/Knight 8-3
Matt Christ/Matt Davis (SW)
def. Shuymate/Smith 8-0


GIRLS BASKETBALL STATS
FINAL STATS 2006-07
Scoring
Name SchoolGP PTS AVG
Taylor Griffith SW 19 295 15.5
Breezy Zorn PAX 29 389 13.4
Lacey Griffin. PDL 29 362 12.5
Mary Howes PDL 30 372 12.4
Nicole Dykes FRE 28 310 11.1
Tareisa Reese PAX 29 307 10.6


Free Throw Shooting (Min. 56 Att.)
Name School FT/FTA
Taylor Griffith SW 60/88
Betsy Stevenson WAL 57/86
Sadie Hussien SW 57/91
Nicole Dykes FRE 108/173
Tamara Woods FRE 51/83
Lacey Griffin PDL 71/119

Team Free Throw Shooting
FT/FTA AVG
Paxton 238/415 57%
Freeport 265/471 56
Walton 238/427.,,, 56
PDL 322/602 53
South Walton 259/551 47


AVG
68%
66
63
62
61
60


Team Records
Paxton 27-3 .
PDL 23-7
Walton 20-8
Freeport 15-13
South Walton 11-17

Team Offense: Pts Per Game Avg.
PDL 55.3
Paxton 54.9
Freeport 47.1
Walton 46.0
South Walton 40.2



BOYS BASKETBALL STATS


FINAL STATS 2006-07
Scoring(Minimum 13 Games Played)
Name SchoolGP PTS
Jamey Goddin FRE 30 508
Cody Carroll PDL 26 410
Larel Jackson WAL 28 435
Blake Zessin PAX 27 314
Colby Forehand PAX 23 265
Devon Grant FRE 30 340
Preston Beard SW 26 287
Aaron Knight FRE 30 325
Mikie Jones PAX 27 281

Free Throw Shooting (Min. 52 Att.)
Name School FT/FTA
Colby Forehand PAX 55/72
Cody Carroll PDL 94/133
Blake Zessin PAX 57/83
Anthony Brown FRE 70/106
Larel Jackson WAL 83/126
Jamey Goddin FRE 103/157

Team Free Throw Shooting
FT/FTA AVG
Paxton 317/513 62%
Walton 244/413 59
PDL 255/448 57
Freeport 346/608 57
South Walton 228/474 48


AVG
16.9
15.8
15.5
11.6
1L5
11.3
11.0
10.8
10.4


AVG
76%
71
69
66
66
66


Team Records
Freeportf 19-11
PDL 16-10
Walton 17-11
Paxton 15-12
South Walton 6-20


Team Offense: Pts Per Game Avg.
Walton 62.3
Freeport 60.8
Paxton 59.9
PDL 58.4
South Walton 42.1


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Duckett wins

. home state classic


By CHUCK HINSON
For the first time in the
Bassmaster Classic tourna-
ment, a home state boy wins
the title. Boyd Duckett be-
came that first angler as he
took home the trophy and a
check for $500,000.
Duckett, a 46-year-old fish-
erman from Demopolis, AL
captured the title with the
final round's weigh-in with
the five-bass limit, coming in


at 17 pounds, 13 ounces. The
final round pulled him from
fourth place to first at the
Lay Lake event in Birming-
ham.
His catch weighed in at a .
total of 48 pounds, 10 ounces
for the the three-day week-
* end event.
Skeet Reese ofAuburn, CA
placed second and Kevin
VanDam of Kalamazoo, MI
placed third.


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WARM WEATHER BRINGS out the sunglasses and ten-
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during their game against East Hill Christian.

Women get their fair

share at Wimbledon


By CHUCK HINSON
For year's there has been
one dividing line at the Brit-
ish tennis championship
called Wimbledon, and that
was that men got more prize
money than women.
Despite years of argument,
press conferences, female
tennis stars like Billie Jean
King's constant nagging of
the system, the official gov-
erning body of Wimbledon
has discontinued its longest
tradition.
"Well times they are a
changing." And with the new
times, comes new looks for
the All-England Club as it
has finally given way to pay-
ing the winning women the
same amount that the men
have been receiving for
years.
Kenseth burns up
Cally Speedway

By CHUCK HINSON
Daytona 500 might have
belonged to Harvick, but the
Auto Club 500 was all
Kenseth. Matt Kenseth let
last weekend's last lap pile-
up in Daytona, where he
ended up in 27th place, sit on
the back burner, while he
coasted in to his own victory.
It was more like having to
be pushed, rather than coast-
ing, into the winner's circle.
This occurred after Kenseth
let loose on the greens an-
nouncing his victory, when
his transmission went out.
But pushed or towed into the
circle, Kenseth got his victory
and his Nextel points.
The victory, his 15th in the
Nextel Cup career, came
when he took the lead with
a fast stop in the pit during
a caution period, with only 23
laps to go.
Kenseth got the victory
with engineer Chip Bolin sit-
ting in for suspended crew
chief Robby Reiser. He was
suspended for four races af-
ter his team was caught
cheating at the beginning of
the Daytona's qualifications
last weekend.
Not only did Kenseth win
the Auto 500, only 24 hours
prior to Sunday's race, he
won the Busch Series race on
the same two-mile oval track.
Daytona's big winner last
weekend, Kevin Harvick, at-
tempted the second place
spot. After rookie David
Reutimann and Bobby
LaBonte clashed and then
crashed on lap 243, and the
race was red flagged,
Harvick had to pit after dis-
covering a deflating tire.
Jeff Gordon, the only other
multiple Nextel Cup race
winner that raced this past
Sunday, jumped out ahead of
Jeff Burton to finish in sec-
ond, just seconds behind
Kenseth. Defending Cup
champion Jimmie Johnson,
who finished a disappointing
39th at Daytona, bounced
back in Sunday's race to fin-
ish in third.
Jeff Burton, Mark Martin,
Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch,
Tony Stewart and Kyle
Busch closed out the top 10
spots.


Wimbledon is one of the
last major tennis associa-
tions and tournaments to
make the playing field equal.
The U.S. Open and the Aus-
tralian Open have been giv-
ing the same amounts for
years to their top winners.
The French Open finally
jumped on the bandwagon
last year, although it is said
that more of the overall prize
winnings and earnings go to
the male winners.
April 1, the Wimbledon
prize amount will be an-
nounced publicly. It is said
that it will cost the private
club an estimated $1.1 mil-
lion to ensure equal pay.
The increase will be funded
through operating costs
rather than a reduction in
-the purse'df the winners.


Date Venue Laps
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
CHASE FOR THE
9/16 New Hampshire Int'l 300
9/23 Dover Int'l Speedway 400
9/30 Kansas Speedway 267
10/7 Talladega Speedway 188
10/13 Lowe's Motor Speedway 334
10/21 Martinsville Speedway 500
10/28 Atlanta Speedway 325
11/4 Texas Motor Speedway 334
11/2 Homestead-Miami 267


Race length
500
400.5
266.5
263
500.5
312
550.08
300
501.3


s track/laps) FOX
600 FOX
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
500 ABC/ESPN
300 ABC/ESPN
CUP
317.4 ABC
400 ABC
400.5 ABC
500.08 ABC
501 ABC
263 ABC
500.5 ABC
500.5 ABC
400 ABC


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Walton County 2007


Small Scale Land Use


Change Amendments


Timeline and application procedures for

the 40 acres of small scale amendments

(parcels of less than 10 acres) that have

been reserved for private property
owners:



One page summary applications will be

accepted from March 5th through April

3rd

* Drawing to be held at 10:00 a.m. on

April 5, 2007 in the South Walton

Courthouse Annex.

* Those drawn will have 60 days to sub-

mit complete application.

* Any applications not complete at the

end of 60 day period will be replaced with

applications in the order in which they

were drawn.


The one page application and additional

information will be available on the

Walton County website

(www.co. walton.fl.us)



Please be advised accordingly.

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007

ON THE WATER

With Larry Nixon

CAROLINARIGS FOR PRE-SPAWN, SPAWNING BASS

If it hasn't already begun to happen where you live, then
over the next few months, the water in your favorite fishery Y
will begin to warm up and all the bass will instinctively be- ,
gin to think about reproducing. They will begin to move into i
shallow-water staging areas (shallow water warms more
quickly than deep water does) to forage after a long winter
before moving up on to bedding areas.
Granted, these bass behaviors will be affected by the re-
gion of the country where you fish: lower latitudes with
warmer weather are already seeing bass in the spawn; north-
ern anglers won't see these behaviors until the May/June t
timeframe. This time of year is very popular with bass an-
glers because of the opportunities to catch big, hungry fish.
There are a lot of ways to do it, but one of the most effective ,
ways to catching bass during this time of year, a way that is
less affected by springtime's ever-changing weather, is us- .
ing a Carolina rig.
A Carolina rig is a bass fishing basic. I try to keep my
Carolina rigging simple: I use basically the same line, rods
reels and baits for most situations. I know it works well shal-
low or deep, ultra clear water or stained and I know it works
all year long. A lot of people think of a Carolina rig as a
post-spawn, summertime technique, but it can work during
this time of year, too.
The rig works well because it keeps the bait on or near
the bottom better than any method out there and it covers
lots of ground. When bass are relating to the bottom they ON F
will eat a Carolina rig. When they aren't relating to the bot- Lakeyar
tom of the lake try something else, a C-rig just won't work. artifacts
Because bass are moving shallow with the warming of the students
water, that means they are relating to the bottom. You can
use a Carolina rig in staging areas during pre-spawn, by
targeting transition areas near spawning flats. Once the fish Wali
have moved up on to the.beds whether spawning has started
or not the Carolina rig is a great alternative to sight fish- Scht
ing, especially when wind or cloud cover prevents you from Clu-
seeing the fish on the bed. Club
I thread a <-ounce sinker on my main line, then a bead
and then I use a Trilene knot to tie on a swivel. Then I tie on COmI
a leader (about 3-feet long) and attach a hook designed for v
rigging. For my main line I use 10-pound Berkley FireLine
and 20-pound Berkley Vanish for a leader. The main line When
needs to be tough and low stretch; the leader needs to be sadors
invisible to the fish. These lines do just that. I use two dif- the Anc
ferent baits, Berkley Gulp! and PowerBait. It's all about the High Sc]
scent and how it's dispersed in the water. If fish gets near groups t
the bait, it will instantly recognize it as something to eat This
and trigger an impulse to grab it and hold on. Both of these forms c(
baits give out more scent than anything else out there and Walton
the it causes the fish to hang on longer, which leads to more the year
hook sets and more fish in the boat. dent Ka
For this time of the year, the two baits I use are the 4- chor Cl
inch Gulp! Sinking Minnow and the 4-inch PowerBait Power Kay Eal
Lizard in green pumpkin or white (these baits an colors ordinate
mimic prey that bass will be feeding on during this time of that usu
the year as well as the kind of predators that might be raid- eas of E
ing their beds in search of eggs). I switch baits and colors ders, PE
and let the fish tell me which to use. I always use a tungsten mental,
sinker. Being more dense it stays on the bottom better and Each
sends more distinct vibrations up the line so I can tell more through
about what's going on down there. I feel the rocks, gravel Floridas
logs or whatever and after time you will know instantly the nity ser
bottom composition. I use a bead to protect the knot but I Florida
make sure of two things: first, the bead needs to be made of Awards'
plastic (glass breaks easily in the rocks); and second, the the state
bead needs a hole in it large enough to go over the knot. Anchor
Sometimes I vary the leader length. Heavy cover and shal- traveling;
low water requires a shorter leader. Hang-ups are less fre- 1 to atte
quent and when I hit a stump or other cover I know the trict Ar
bait is close by and to get myself ready to react. I try to al- where F
ways use a sweeping, side-arm hook set. I use a seven-foot recognize
Fenwick Techna AV medium-heavy rod. It feels good to me ment to t
for a Carolina rig rod. Ldng enough to take all the slack out munity.
of my line to set the hook and sensitive enough to feel the The An
bottom and the bites. I use ah Abu Garcia REVO STX high- High Sc
speed reel, it's the best one I've ever used for any fishing year's ci
technique. Remember that with a Carolina rig, you're actu- accompl:
ally fishing the sinker (not the bait), since that is what you of comm
will feel making contact with the bottom. The sinker con- Some
trols everything. The Sinking Minnow or the Power Lizard the Anc
just hangs around and does nothing except follow the sinker, formed
The weight of the sinker controls the fall speed, the crawl- Special
ing or swimming action, and the bottom-bouncing attrac- thon, Sp
tion. The sinker makes noise on hard bottoms, and puffs up trict Fie
clouds of silt on soft bottoms. Survival
The next few months will see many anglers across the Progran
nation enjoying some of the best fishing of the year. There's Food Dri
lots of ways to do it, but sometimes sight fishing for the of Carin
spawning and pre-spawn bass just won't work. With a Caro- gram, H
lina rig, novice and pro anglers alike will be dragging in Hometo
these rigs in, two feet at a time, right through the heart of Maude
some big-bass.water, tary Spe
Larry Nixon is a former Bassmaster Classic champion and Vete
with more than $1.5 million in career earnings on the BASS In add
Tour. Currently fishing the FLW Tour, Nixon lives in Bee Club ha
Branch, Ark. Funiak


AT SOUTH ALABAMA SPEEDWAY, John Singletary was
the proud winner of the road runner division 2006 points
championship at the yearly champion celebration. John was
presented with a four-foot trophy, a 2006 champion jacket, a
nice check, and a DVD of his great races of the year: John
wants to thank his wife, Christie, for her support and pa-
tience and to all the people who supported him.


Brain S
Board.
funded tl
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EBRUARY 9, West DeFuniak Elementary fifth-graders were treated to a tour of a Civil War reenactment at the
rd in DeFuniak Springs.. The students lhaite bet'n learning about the Civil \\ar in their classrooms and enjoyed seeing
s and hearing the stories of lihow it irealhl hpp:nied froiiM the reenactors. West DeFuniack Elenentary School staff and
s expressed gratitude to everyone invuled for prot'iding them with the opportunity fobr an educational field trip.


ton High
ool Anchor
> Leader in


unity


ice
thinking of ambas-*
for the coinmunity.
hor Club of Walton
hool is one of the first
;o come to mind., -.
club diligently per-
ommunity service in
County throughout
r. Anchor Club Presi-
.thleen Foy, and An-
ub Advisor Johnnie
um, work hard t ,co-
e projects for the club
tally focus on the ar-
Brain Related Disor-
atriotism, Environ-
or Anchors for Kids.
year Anchor clubs
hout. the state of,
submit their Vo0g-
vice projects to the
District Anchor
Jury to be judged for
Finals. Walton High
members will be
g to Orlando March
end the Florida Dis-
nchor Convention,
'lorida clubs will be
ed for their commit-
their school and com-

nchor Club of Walton
hool has entered this
competition with an
ished 2,353.5 hours
unity services.
of the major projects
hor Club has per-
are Relay for Life,
Olympics Radio-
pecial Olympics Dis-
old Day, Hurricane
Kits, Brain Minders
n, Salvation Army
ive, United Way Day
ng, Angel Tree Pro-
eadstart Christmas,
Dwn Christmas,
Saunders Elemen-
ecial Pals Program,
erans Programs.
tition, WHS Anchor
s a seat on the De-
Springs Pilot Club's
support Foundation
This foundation is
through a grant made
through Pilot Club
ional and provides
for families affected
disorders, such as
er's disease. It is
at the Anchor Club
n High School will
much deserved rec-
at the Florida Dis-
hor Convention this


nchor Club would
specially thank Lisa
eFuniak Springs Pi-
h Director, and the
lub of DeFuniak
for their support
his year.


Annual golf tournament to be held


Walton County YMCA will
hold its third Annual Golf
Tournament at Windswept
Dunes, east of Freeport on
Hwy. 20, on March 24.
Teams are four-player


scramble with a shotgun
start at 9 a.m. Registration
is $75/player, $300/team. Re-
serve space for teams by
March 16. Lots of contests
and prizes. Lunch is pro-


vided. Call 835-1233 to reg-
ister. All proceeds remain in
Walton County to benefit
YMCA family programs and
scholarships.


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PAGE 12-B

Freeport

Elementary

School FCAT

Pep Rally


On Friday, Feb. 23, the 3rd-
5th grade students of Free-
port Elementary School at-
tended an FCAT Pep Rally
showcasing the theme "FCAT
Deal or No Deal".
Freeport Elementary
School staff performed their
own creative version of the
popular game show. It was
designed to encourage the
students to do their best on
the FCAT tests. Not only was
it informative and enlighten-
ing, it was hilariously enter-


training. Faculty members
also led the students in FCAT
cheers and enthusiastically
helped "raise the roof' as they
chanted about "beating the
FCAT".
The students loved the
spirit-filled atmosphere and
were given a chance to "yell
and scream" their way to con-
fidence. It was a fun-filled ac-
tivity guaranteed to get the
children primed for success on
the FCAT.


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"HOWIE", CONTESTANT and her family, and cheerleaders.


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STUDENTS yelling "Deal or No Deal.


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FCAT Judge


DYLAN SHAW WAS cho-
sen West DeFuniak
Elementary's Student of the
Month for February. He is
the son of David and Kim
Shaw. Dylan is a 5th-grade
student at West DeFuniak
Elementary School in Mrs.
Sue Bozeman's class. His
favorite subject is math.
Dylan enjoys helping his
dad within home projects and
working with the tractor He
also enjoys hunting and
/tishl'g with his Uncle Mike.


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ACCREDITED
'Student tran-
scripts automatically
accepted. Page 1A



A MAJOR
CHANGE IN
HIGH
SCHOOLS
School board
approves high school
majors list for
students headed to
college. Page 12A



SPORTS
NEWS &
NOTES
Freeport's Bulldog
baseball team scored
their first win and
OWC men;s basket-
ball team close out
their winning season
of 23-5. Page 9B



FRIENDSHIP
HOUSE
-IELPING
(CAREGIVERS
A local agency
C rims to provide relief
t o caregivers of
people with brain
injuries and disor-
d ers. Page 12A



WVALTON
COUNTY
S NOWBIRD
N EWS
ATinter visitors
fin d a plethora of ac-
tiv cities available in
south Walton. Page
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BLOOMS
ANID
BLOSSOMS
IN PARADISE
The Friends of
Eder gather amidst
the c; ammelias at the
state park. Page 3C


By JEFFREY POWELL
Northwest Florida is the
home to many beautiful state
forests., The oldest of these
forests is Pine Log State For-
est, located near Ebro in
northwestern Bay and south-
western Washington coun-
ties, and encompasses 6,911
acres. Pine Log was ptir-
chased by the state in 1936.
Visitors to Pine Log State
Forest will find a wide vari-
ety of plant and animal spe-
cies. Some of this diverse
mixture of flora and fauna
are currently listed on the
threatened or endangered
list. Flatwoods salamanders,
gopher tortoises, southern
milkweed, white-top pitcher-
plants and Chapman's
crownbeard are but a few of'
the park's species that war-
rant special attention.
There is no shortage of'
recreational opportunities to
be found at Pine Log State
Forest. Camping, picnicking,
hiking, bicycling, swimming,
fishing and hunting can all
be enjoyed within the park's


boundaries.
Twenty camp-sites
equipped with.electric and
water hook-ups are available
on a first come, first serve
basis. For the more hardy
souls, there are three primi-
tive campsites with a maxi-
mum of five campers per site.
Over 13 miles of hiking
trails are maintained on the
park's property, including an
eight-mile stretch of the
Florida National Scenic
Trail,.which runs from near
Pensacola to the Florida
Keys. There are trails that
allow both bicycle traffic and
horseback riding.
Two newer additions that
improve the park are the
700-foot boardwalk through
a stand of cypress trees and
a dock/observation area over
Sand Pond. These additions
allow visitor's access to naeas
formally unable to ,be
reached.
For more information con-
coerning Pine Log State For-
est, contact (850) 535-2888.


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THE HISTORIC ENTRANCE to the Eden Mansion Eden Gardens State Park from Eden
Gardens Road was closed down by the Florida Bureau of Recreation and Parks one year ago
and the gates remain shut today.


Historic entrance to


Eden remains closed


By DOTTY NIST
After being shut almost exactly one year
ago, the gates at the historic entrance to
the Eden Mansion and Eden Gardens State
Park remain closed, and there appears to
be little reason to expect that the situation
will change
The good news is that the popular Point
Washington park and landmark remain
open to the public and can currently be ac-
cessed via what was formerly.the park exit
road at the end of Gilmore Street. Plans


are to move the entrance to still another loca-
tion at a later date.
The closing of the original entrance hIs been
a frustration to some neighbors of the park
and others in the Point Washington commu-
nity.
Soon after the entrance gates at the end of
Eden Gardens Road were first locked up, Point
Washington residents Cindy Morgan and
Lorraine Morgan brought.the matter up at the
see EDEN 2C


By DOTTY NIST
An application for two as-
phalt plant buildings has
been submitted to Walton"
County Planning and Devel-
opment Services.
The location for the pro-
posed construction is the
north side of the Intracoastal
Waterway near the Bunker
community.
On Feb. 21, the Walton
County Technical Review
Committee (TRC) discussed
the proposal with Morgan
Hurst of Buchanan and
Harper Engineering, repre-
senting the applicant H.
Lamar Sikes of S & S Mate-
rials.
The recommendation of
Pat Blackshear, county plan-
ning and development ser-
vices director, was for the
proposal to be heard in pub-
lic forum by the Walton
County Planning Commis-
sion. The TRC members
voted unanimously to move
it forward to a public hear-
ing by that board.
Hurst said his client's in-
tent is for the plant to serve
the new Bay County Airport
construction area, which is
about 18 miles from the pro-
posed asphalt plant site. The
Airport Authority expects to
break ground sometime next
year on its new facility about
five miles northwest of West


Bay.
In early 2003, Walton
County issued Sikes a devel-
opment order for an asphalt,
plant facility to be c6n-'
structed on a 28-acre site'
south of the Intracoastal Wa,-
terway, on Coochee Ro.ad,
near Peach Creek. Also ap-
proved was a temporary'
bridge materials storage:
area on an 11.5-acre site on
the north side of the water-'
way, just across: from the
plant site.
The approval followed,
over two years of controversy;
With nearby residents of the
proposed plant aind iot hr oip-
ponents in the community.
Prior to 2001, the 56-acre:
parcel, eri-Lin ijai- 'ini ,both
these sites had been desrig-'
nated as Neighborhood Plan-y
ning Area, a residential lafii'
use, by Walton County. How-
ever, in fall 2001, as a result
of a lawsuit filed by Sikes in
federal court, Walton County
was ,ordered to change its
Future Land Use Map and
designate the property as a
Hpiqyy Industrial land use
area.
No asphalt plant facility
was constructed following
the county's issuance of a de-
velopment order in 2003..-,
The site for the asphalt
see PROPOSAL 2C


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PAGE 2-C THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCHr

Local businessman spurs ADA awareness -...


By JEFFREY POWELL
Local businessman Mark
Griffin is passionate about
the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act (ADA). As a member
of the Walton County ADA
Committee, which was
founded in 2003, Griffin re-
cently came before the Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC) and offered free dis-
abled-parking signs to the
first 60 people that retrofit
their businesses in compli-
ance with ADA laws.
Griffin is well aware of the
daily struggles people with


EDEN


Feb. 14, 2006 Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) meeting. They
had understood that the
Eden Gardens Road had
been closed because funding
to maintain the road had
been lacking.
Cindy Morgan presented
documentation that the road
had previously been main-
tained by the county and that
the road had been dedicated
as a public easement.
:Walton County Adminis-
trator Ronnie Bell then con-
tacted the Florida Bureau of
Recreation and Parks on be-
half of the BCC to request
that the road remain the pri-
mary park entrance, with the
understanding that the
county would maintain the
road.
; However park officials re-
sponded that since 2001 the
approved plan had been to
close the Eden Gardens Road
entrance, since they consider
it a private road and they be-
lieve it to be in the best in-
terest of the public for state
parks to be accessed via pub-
lic roads.
Requests from local citi-
zens and from the Historic
Point Washington Associa-
tion to preserve traditional
traffic patterns and the vista
of the "grand entrance" to
Eden apparently had little
impact on state officials.
Danny Jones, District 1
chief for the Florida Bureau
of Recreation and Parks, said
that soon after the contact by
the county, parks officials
met with local leaders to ex-
plain the state's desire to re-
move park traffic from a "pri-
vate road" and the plans for
the new one-road entrance/
exit.
Jones said that after the
state purchased over 100
acres of property for addition


disabilities face. His son, Joe
Bauer Griffin, hyper-ex-
tended his neck in 1998 and
as a result of the accident,
was left quadriplegic.
"Joe is disabled, not handi-
capped," Griffin said.
"Handicaps come from the
outside world."
According to Griffin
nearly five percent of the
population is disabled in
some form or fashion. As a
result, fifteen percent of the
population is directly af-
fected by loved ones with dis-
abilities.


Griffin and the ADA com-
mittee are trying a proactive
approach when dealing with
local governments and is ap-
preciative of the help they
have received.
"Without Commissioner
Meadows and her staff, we
would not be as far along as
we are," Griffin said. "Com-
missioner Meadows or some-
one from her office is at ev-
ery one of our meetings."
The public is invited to
ADA committee meetings
which are normally held on
the first Tuesday of the


FROM FRONT


"We are up against bureaucratic

specifications that have nothing to

do with historic preservation" Randy
Harelson, Historic Point Washington Association


to the park in 2000, a new
management plan was devel-
oped for the park. It was ap-
proved by the state following
a process that included pub-
lic workshops in the local
area and meetings with an
advisory committee com-
posed of community mem-'
bers, he explained.
Jones said that the main
reason the state acquired the
new property was to be able
to relocate the park entrance
road onto park property. The
new entrance road is planned
for the.area between the new
Eden's Landing subdivision
and Gilmore Street.
The approved 2001 Eden
Gardens State Park Unit
Management Plan states
that acquisition of the new
property makes "relocation of
the park entrance logical."
The plan lists better park cir-
culation, improved access to
park locales, and better visi-
tor safety as advantages of
relocation.
"The existing park en-
trance should remain avail-
able as an emergency road
for park personnel and for
use during special events
only," the 2001 plan specifies.
The 2001 plan documenta-
tion also includes a summary
of comments by members of
the park advisory group
made in conjunction with the
plan approval process.
The recorded comments of
two of those members,
Celeste Cobena and Grace


Marse, touched on the Eden
Gardens Road entrance.
Cobena noted the impor-
tance of maintaining the cur-
rent entrance as. a pedestrian
access point and Marse
called for maintaining the
historic integrity of the park
vista offered by the current
access road.
Randy Harelson of the
Historic Point Washington
Association commented re-
cently that many in the small
community find it "shocking"
that the new entrance loca-
tion will have the effect of
separating this park, which
has always been part of old
Point Washington, from the
community.
"We are up against bu-
reaucratic specifications that
have nothing to do with his-
toric preservation," Harelson
said.

The association has ap-
pointed a committee to talk'
with the state about the
plans.
Jones said that prior to
this year there has been no
funding for the new access
road or for the other park
improvements approved in
2001, which include a new
picnic area, restroom and ca-
noe launch area. There is
funding this year, but the
state is still in the beginning
stage with the improve-
ments, he said, with design
on the new entrance road
still underway.


month in thnt Waltoun County
Public Works ei'. tii in>..eriiig
buihling at 11 a m.I.
"The cuinilltee ha- done
an amazing jitb. Their dedi-
cation ianid e.nthumai i n' keep
the efforts li.r the di-ablled
mlalrching' along." \leadi\s
said. "The di-trlict ti\e toftice
is happy to help in anyway a
we can
Walton Countv Staff En-
gineer Ryan Dlougla-s ha-
also been instrumental in
pro\ idng an ordinance regu-
latin g parking for disabled
per,'ons. "Thi.i is a ver\ im-
portant issue." Douglass
said. "The ADA comm ittee it
a iood tiioi to bring an a'. are-
ness wI o th li edi-t orl tlie
handicapped."

I\AL TON CO( ',\'TY ADA
C01,1 TTEE men iih,:r la
Grqiffin / ';.r i ,t,: sno,/ s

ply with( tll im(.ti'


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


The Historic Point Washington Association will hold a public meeting Sunday Marclh 4
at 3 p.m. at 262 .Gilmore Road, next to the old general store between Bay Elementary
School and Eden State Gardens.
Carter Maria Thompson, planner with the Walton County Planning Department, will
present a slide show on the process of developing an historic overlay district for Point
Washington. Discussion'will follow.
The meeting is free and open to all. For more information call Randy Harelson at 585-
3308 or Linny Delahoussaye at 225-0116.



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-




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Bookkeeping &
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ner of Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 331.
Procedures for the coming
year will be reviewed. The
meeting is mandatory for
SWTW permit holders and


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The meeting for new
walkers and people intiir-
ested in becoming a walker
will be announced at a la ter
date.


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LOCATION OF the proposed asphalt plcant facility


PROPOSAL


plant buildings now being
proposed is the 11.5-acre.
property on the north side of
the Intracoastal, located on
Old Ferry Road west of Bun-
ker Road South.
Jason Bryan, the county
planner reviewing the pro-
posal, said that the county is
requiring the property owner
to obtain a new development
order for the current appli-
cation.
TRC members identified a
number of items to be ad-
dressed, including an update
on the environmental assess-
ment for the property.
While plans are for mate-


FROM FRONT


rials for the plant to be
brought in from the south
side by barge, TRC members
had concerns about impacts
on residential areas in the
neighboring rural commu-
nity and about possible dam-
age to the small roads- that
would be used by the asphalt
trucks to transport the prod-
uct to the airport site.
It was ,estimated that 50
truck trips per day would be
required over an 18-month
period to supply the airport
site with asphalt.
Hurst said that Sikes has
been in contact with Bay
County as well as Walton


County regarding the pro-
posal.
Walton County Planning
Manager Lois La Seur rec-
ommended that the appli-
cant either show that the
roads can tolerate that
amount of traffic or agree to
make road improvements.
Failing to address this issue
could result in a "huge road-
block" for the project, she
warned.

At this time no date has
been set for a hearing of the
proposal by the Walton
County Planning Commis-
sion.


State Road 83 (US 331) Design

Financial Project ID No. 220679-1-32-01


Public Information Meeting

S ENOD POECT Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007
.. ,Times: Officials' Session 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Public Open House 5:30 6:30 p.m.
S EGIN PROdECT Place: 331 Community Center
/ 16040 South U.S. 331
Freeport, Florida


The Florida Department ofTransportation (FDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting regarding tl ie
widening of SR 83 (US 331) from the. north end of the Choctawhatchee Bay Relief Bridge to 0.5 miles sou' th
of SR 20 in Walton County.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at 331 Community Center, 16040 South U.S. 331. The mei at-
ing will consist of a session for officials, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., followed by an informal public open hou. se,
from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. People interested in the project are encouraged to attend.

The project addresses the widening of SR 83 from its present two lanes to four lanes. The purpose of this
meeting is to present the preferred design concept that has been developed for the project and to receive
comments about the concept from elected officials, agency representatives, and interested citi2,ens.
Comments can be made verbally at the meeting or in writing following the meeting. Written comments
should be mailed by March 16, 2007. A copy of the proposed design plans will be available for review at: the
Freeport City Hall, located at I 12 State Highway 20 West, Freeport, (850) 835-4225, until March 6.

For more information concerning this meeting or the project contact Garrett Martin, RE., Project Mairiager,
c/o Post, Bucldey, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc., 1141 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428,Tel. (866) 638-2288 x240, e!-mail
gomartin@pbsj.com. This meeting will be held in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations to attend should conta :t Mr.
Martin 7 days in advance of the meeting. The Department of Transportation's Public Information Dir ector,
Tommie Speights, can be reached at the FDOT District Office in Chipley, P.O. Box 607 Chipley, FL 324' 8,Tel.
(888) 638-0250, extension 208, e-mail: tommie.speights@dot.state.fl.us.

The proposed plan has been developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil, Rights
Act of 1968. Under Title VI and Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights Acts, any persons) or benk tficiary
who believes they have been subjected to discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, nation lal ori-
gin, disability, or familial status may file a written complaint with the Florida Department ofTransport ation's
Equal Opportunity Office in Tallahassee or contact the District's Title VI/Title VIII Coordinator.


1,2007
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The


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Scene

Camellia Fest at
Eden Gardens
State Park

Photos by Kris Chate:


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Jim Brezina from Ontario, Canada, photographs camellias
in bloom at Eden Gardens State Park in Pt. Washington.


.11iilo, lu .i,
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 Countti .jccepts
passport aippl ic.ii ons. To ap-
ply, you will need to present
,c r igl J(hinc.s, \\ ith 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, norinally 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 $67 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 forward them to:
Martintlngle,
Clerkiof the Court, P.O. Box 1260,
DeFuniak SpI inu-,. Flirida 32435


JaneRogers (left) dips
freshly picked camellias in
wax for Canadian visitors
Eileen Hughes and Ann
Addison during the Friends
of Eden first annual Camellia
Fest at Eden State Pa'k
February 24.


Camellias in bloom at Eden Gardens State Park. The
Friends of Eden also sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt each year
from 12-3pm. This year's event takes place April 8 and families
are encouraged to bring a lunch, picnic on the grounds, and
enjoy live music. For more info, visit HYPERLINK "http: /
www.friendsofedengardens.org"
www.friendsofedengardens.org or call (850) 231-4214.


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WATER USE TIPS AND STATISTICS


1 Install aerators On vour kitchen and bathroom faucets to
reduce indoor \ after use. Aerators mil\ air with the w after.
creating, a flo\\ that is still forceful but that uses far fewer
gallons per minute.

L Dishwasher manufacturers now\' offer high-efficienc\ dish-
\ asher models. These dishl| ashers use less w ater and en-
ergy. A higlhetficienc) dishwasher can w ash a load of dishes
using 5 to 7 gallons of water.

Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets


(


Don Skinner, Jim Perkins
and- Dick Freels (front to
back) relax on the porch of
the Wesley House at Eden-
Gardens State Park during
the Camellia Fest February
24. The Wesley House is open
for tours all days of the week
except Tuesday and
Wednesday.


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can \ aste about _2,)00() gallons of after r each year. Leak\
toilets can waste as much as 200 gallons of water each dai.

B\ installing more efficient waler ifixturels and regulurl\
checking l or leaks, households can reduce daily w\\ater use
b\ about 35',.

If all U.S. h tou',sehl ldls installed water-sa\ving features, \\ater
use w\ ouIlI decrease by 30(-. sa\ ing an estimated 5.4 billion
'gallons of water per daN. This would result in a sa\ iig of
I 1.3 million dollars per da\.


SHouseholds on al\ eraLge use 35( gallons of w% water per dl\.

4 Inl 2(1()(1. the hilhiest i\ater consuming states w withdrew:
California 51.200(1 million gallons per day i mgd ): Texas
29.( )1111'' id: and Florida 20.100 ngd. In comparison. [lie
low\\est uater consuming' slates withdrew\ : Alaska 3(5 igd:
Rhode Island 421): and Vermont 447 mgd.



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

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


HOME REPAIRS PAINTING ODD
JOBS LANDSCAPING
850-834-4187 1HRu NOV 121

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.
Ihll 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
LAND CLEARING, SITE WORK,
LOT CLEARING. Call 892-4302


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


SMARTCARE LAWN SERVICE
FULL SERVICE LAWN MAINTENANCE
& PRESSURE WASHING.
FREE ESTIMATES.
ON LINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
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 Clearing, Fencing, Lic. & Ins.
R92-4423 OR i85-92R4R (12/29


UNBELI UHTUII
LOANS FOR ANY REASON
850-892-9504 (CTFN)


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


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

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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 835-2379 FREEPORT
NAIL TECH & HAIR STYLIST NEEDED
OLD TOWNE PLAZA


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
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Jessica Monteleone. RPT 951-2244


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


JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


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


WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.


ALS 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


BUSHHOGGING, CULTIVATING,
GARDENS. REASONABLE RATES
CALL 835-4698 pd'3107)


McDONALD TREE SERVICE
BUCKET TRUCK & STUMP GRINDING
-LIC. & INS. (850) 892-7380

BARBER'S TREE 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
PD' 322071


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ROOMS, FREE EST., REFERENCES
892-4006, 585-4715


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You might know
Freeport as the place
of all the construc-
tion and traffic jams
in Walton County.
But a new event,
taking place at
Hammock Bay De-
velopment, is out to
put Freeport on the
cultural roster with
a sample of area res-
taurants and cater-
ers.

On March 24, the Freeport
Town Planters, as well as
Hilltop Productions and
Hammock Bay, will host the
inaugural Taste of Freeport'
event from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
The event will spotlight and
showcase the more than
3,000 acres of home sites,
parks, nature preserves and
waterways of the Hammock
Bay development, as well as
showcase the numerous-res-
taurants and caterers
throughout Walton County.
Plans have been in the
works since late 2006 to in-
troduce many new faces in
the catering and restaurant
business to the up and com-
ing changes and lifestyles of
Freeport and its flourishing
communities. It is a way for
organizers to showcase one of
the state's most prestigious
home sites and communities,
and their facilities that can
enjoyed by everyone.
The Freeport Town Plant-
ers, sponsors of the event,
have made their presence
known in Freeport with vari-
ous charitable events by
sponsoring the town Christ-
mas tree lighting and deco-
rations, and the annual Miss
Freeport beauty pageant at
Freeport High School on
March 17. This endeavor is
another way they hope to get
the community involved with
what is happening in Free-


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port.
Throughout the day, the
Taste of Freeport will have
various fine artists and de-
signers exhibiting and sell-
ing a variety of art including
hand-crafted furniture, jew-
elry, oil, pastel and water-
color art, pottery and sculp-
ture. Several of the artists
will also be giving demon-
strations about their works,
while those attending will be
serenaded by a the tropical
and Caribbean sounds of a
steel drum band. But the
main reason that people will
be descending on the prop-
erty is to get a taste of the
area's restaurants and cater-
ers in the area.
Big City Grill, Sheila's
Country Bakery, Cherry Pep-
pers, Paradise Cuisine, Difie
By Design, Nick's Seafood
and Emerald Coast Catering,
are some of the eateries that
will be serving a variety of
delicacies throughout the
day. From seafood and grilled
chicken to Cajun dishes and
homemade pastries, the local
restaurant and caterers will
be well-represented.
Some of the restaurants
and caterers have been regu-
lars along the Emerald Coast
for years, The majority of
those who will be serving and
demonstrating are not new to
the culinary world, but have
recently moved to the Emer-
ald Coast.
Visitors will have the op-
portunity to vote for
Freeport's, "Best of Taste," as
well as a second and third
place winner. The presenta-
tion of the awards will be
given at 2:30 p.m. that after-
noon.
Tickets are now on sale at
the Ard Gallery in Freeport,
Emerald Coast Flowers in
Santa Rosa Beach and the
Freeport City Hall or by call-
ing 835-5611. Tickets are $30
and $40.
For more information on
vendor space or about the
Taste of Freeport, call Hill-
top Productions at 951-2148.


THE TASTE OF HOME COOKING School, was a
great success last Tuesday at the Freeport HIgh School
auditorium. Hundreds from around the area took part
in the class and demonstrations that were sponsoerd by
WZEP Radio.


THIS CLASSIC 1917 AUTOMOBILE with it's variety of graphic design and complete
wood paneling, was the winner of last year's Rt. 30A Antique and Vintage Car Show. It will
be on display, along with several other classic and vintage cars, at this year's event scheduled
for March 31, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at Rosemary Beach.


EVENTS around the South


2007 Seabreeze Jazz Festival: 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 April 13-15 at Gulf Place.
For more information on vendor space, call
Hilltop Productions at 951-2148, or for ticket
reservations, call 267-EAZY.
Inaugural Taste of Freeport: The Free-
port Town Planters will be sponsoring A
Taste of Freeport, March 24, 2007 at Ham-
mock Bay Properties in Freeport. Numerous
local restaurants',caterers, and vendors will
take part in the event.
For more information, call Hilltop Produc-
tions at (850) 951-2148.
2007 West Indies Market: The event takes
place for the eighth year in a row, and orga-
nizers ,are currently seeking vendors and
artists for this year's event, which will take
place every second weekend from May Au-
gust at Rosemary Beach.
For more information on vendor space, call
Hilltop Productions at 951-2148. For ticket


reservations, call 267-EAZY.
Sixth annual Rt. 30A Antique and Vin-
tage Car Show: The event returns to Rose-
mary 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 activi-
ties will take place throughout the entire
day.
For more information and registration, call
Hilltop Productions at 951-2148.
Florida Wine Festival: The event takes
place in Tallahassee, April 12-14. A wide va-
riety of vineyards, restaurants and celebrity
chefs take part in this landmark event tak-
ing 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 entertainment, a crawfish-eating con-
test, arts and crafts and other events, April
20 and 21 in Faunsdale, AL.
For more information, call 334-628-3240


The galleries at The Arts
Center at Okaloosa-Walton
College will present two new
exhibits March 11 to April 19
- the annual Arnie Hart
Juried Student Exhibition
and the annual OWC Fac-
ulty Exhibition. The public is
invited to a free, preview re-
ception in the galleries on
Friday, March 9 from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m. A ceremony to
present show awards will
begin at 6:00 p.m.
Jean Hart, wife of the late
OWC art instructor Arnie
Hart, provides an annual gift
to help fund the Arnie Hart
Juried Student Exhibition
that will be on display in the
Mcllroy Gallery. Media in the
exhibit will include two-di-
mensional and three-dimen-
sional and three-dimen-
sional works in painting,
sculpture, photography, ce-
ramics and more.
Hart, a popular and influ-
ential artist, taught at OWC
from 1966 until his death in
1999. Hart's "cracked pot-


tery" style of work brought
him acclaim. His wife Jean
and several friends estab-
lished the Arnie Hart Art
Scholarship Endowment in
his memory. "I support this
student art exhibit in Arnie's
memory because of his devo-
tion to his students," said
Jean Hart when the exhibit
was originally established in
her husband's name.

The judge this year is
Allan Peterson, Professor
emeritus of Visual Arts at
Pensacola Junior College.
Works of the faculty of the
Humanities, Fine and Per-
forming Arts Division of
Okaloosa-Walton College
will be on display at the
Holzhauer Gallery during
the same period.
The Arts Center Galleries
are open Monday to Thurs-
day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun-
day 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note that the Galler-
ies will be closed March 26
through 31 for OWC Spring


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682-3201
Bridge To Terabithia (PG)
Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Twin Cities
1047 E. John Sims Pkwv.,
678-3815
Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
The Number 23 (R)
Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr., Destin,
337-8777
Amazing Grace (PG)
The Astronaut Farmer (PG)
The Number 23 (R)
Reno 911 (R)
Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
Breach (PG-13)
Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)


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around the

South
Jacksonville
*ZZ Top, 3/413, Florida The-
atre
eVince Gill, 3/27, Florida
Theatre
* The Temptations,.3/18,
Florida Theatre
Atlanta
* 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
*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
*Blue Man Group, 4/13,
BJCC
*Momna Alha. 4/10, BJCC
*Norah Jones, 4/30, BJCC
*Hansel and Gretel, 4/27,
BJCC
*Martina McBride, 5/4,
BJCC
GulfportfBiloxi
* 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, Steely Dan,
Counting Crows, New Edi-
tion, Better Than Ezra, just
to name a few, will hit the
stage throughout the week-
ends ofApril 27- 28 and May
4-6.
Tickets are now on sale for
the biggest jazz festival in
the nation, by calling (800)
488-5252.


Music and Lyrics (PG-13)
Norbit (PG-13)
Because I Said So (PG-13)
The Messengers (PG-13)
Night at the Museum (PG)
Hannibal Rising (R)
Destin Cinema 10
759 E. Hwv. 98, Destin, 654-
2992
Letters from Iowa Jima (R)
The Abondoned (R)
The Number 23 (R)
Reno 911 (R)
Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)
Dreamgirls (PG-13)
We Are Marshall (PG)
Norbit (PG-13)
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: 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
N Grandma Had. We buy & Sell Come
See Us- tfc 36wds 1/11
WAREHOUSE MARKET MALL & FLEA
MARKET-Antiques, Trash & Treasures.
32,000 square feet, 50+ vendors & grow-
ing. 23380 Fifth Ave (main) Street,
Florala, AL. Open 7 days a week. 9 am -
S6pm. Fri. & Sat. 8am to 8pm. Sun. 10-
5pm.
334-858-8102.
www.warehousemarketmall.com
', fc 3/1-Florala
MOVING MUST SELL!
Complete new living room furniture. Com-
plete new queen bedroom outfit. Dining
table with 2 benches and 2 end chairs.
Entertainment center that a 42" TV. Sofa
;. table-2 wooden rockers. 1 yr old washer
, & dryer, lamps, and many other items.
Call 598-0761-Anytime. 1tp 3/1
: MAROON LEATHER COUCH. Minor
cosmetic scratches on back corner. $100.
423-0395 or 835-5443. tfp 1/4
USED LIGHT POLES. Cut to length. 850-
892-7572. 4tc 2/8-3/1
S 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.
4 OBO Call Justin at 859-2762 or 880-
0979. tfp 12/21
PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY for horses,
goats. 50 lb. bale. $6 per bale. 850-834-
3881. tfc 9/14
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/
S6
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
h3ul clay, and gravel. Spreading avail-
.able We-do driveways and-backhoe'
..work, and small land clearing jobs. Free-
estimates 892-3873.
FOR SALE: Washer & dryer. $175 set:
0 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

I9 AUTO
1975 4-DR/CREW CAB PICKUP. w/454-
Engine runs like a tank. $2,500. Call (850)
S835-2163. tfc 7/27
2000 OLDSMOBILE ALERO Black with
1, gray interior. Very good condition. Nice
car. $6,000. 892-9748. l1tc 3/1 15wds
MOBILE HOME-2 bd/1ba, stove, refrig-
erator, washer & dryer furnished. $500

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

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15wds
1994 CHEVY 1500 4X4-V8 A/C Black P/
W, PDL, Pioneer AM/FM Cd. Runs good.
200,000 plus miles. $4,500. OBO. Call
850-834-3814. ltp 3/1

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14 FT BOAT TRAILER. 850-598-6000.
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loans secured by excellent property.
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(850) 892-2284. 24wd

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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

CHILD CARE
CHILD CARE In my home-any ages are
all welcome. Experience and very de-
pendable. No weekends. 892-1097. 1tc
3/1

SERVICES
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
TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. 850-836-
4985. 20tp 3/1-7/12
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,

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





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

Sell-Service Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit Units are carpeted


houses, boats, driveways & vinyl. 865-
4002. 4tp 2/21-3/15
HOUSE PAINTING, pressure washing,
Free estimate-Kenneth Hood. 892-4313/
218-9879. 4tp 3/1-3/22
IF YOU NEED SOMEONE THAT is
honest,dependable and a local lady to
clean your home or office. Please call me.
892-7742. 2tp 3/1-3/8

YARD SALE
YARD SALE-Saturday, March 3. at 4th
and Baldwin. Toys, housewares, misc.
tp 3/1
HUGH YARD SALE Sat. March 3. 8-1.
Toys, baby, children, adult clothing, CD's,
videos, video games, books, computers,
furniture, pictures, dishes, appliances,
flowers, hospital bed, wheelchairs, Hwy.
90 West to Laird Rd at Mossy Head. 4
miles down Laird Rd. 5th house past
Shoal River Bridge. 1tp 3/1
3 FAMILY YARD SALE- Saturday, March
3.8 am -1 pm. Dishes, bedding, clothes,
shoes, purses, microwave, books,
wheel's tires. 90 West, 1 mile past Mom
& Dads Restaurant on the right. ltp 3/1
YARD SALE-Sidewalk sale-Polka Dots
Boutique. Sat. March 3.8 am 3 pm. 1/2
off all fall & winter previously owned
clothes. 267 US Hwy. 90 E-DeFuniak
Springs.
YARD/FARM SALE-Cleaned out farm
house and barn. 40 years of treasures.
1st dirt road on left past Ten Lakes Es-
tates-317 Nixon Road. Sat. March 3rd. 7
am to 11 am.
YARD SALE MARCH 2 & 3 on S.
Norwood Road.

PERSONAL
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days-Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. on AM 1460
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449 North 12th during office hours. Mon-
Fri. tfc
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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

MOBILE HOMES
1984 MOBILE HOME 2 br/Excellent con-
dition. Must be moved. Central air.
$8,800. OBO 419-2254. ltp 3/1
1995 MOBILE HOME-363 Oakwood
Lakes Blvd. Call Dallas Gilley. $65,000.
Great Shape. 951-2445. Never been
smoked in, no pets, one owner. 2tp 3/1-
3/8

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT
DFS-2Br/2Ba apts. 1,000 sq. ft. plus 200
sq. ft. porch. Many extras, adults only.
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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 2/21-3/1

BRICK HOME-3BD/2.5BA-Fireplace,
garage, some appliances. (850)978-
0153. 2tp 3/1-3/8

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 on beautiful
and quiet acreage. CIA/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

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.
tfc 3/1
34wds

WATERFRONT IN FREEPORT. 3br/
1.5Ba Brick Home $1,200 P/M $1.300 se-
curity. Available now. Call 502-9630. tfc
1/18.15wds

MOBILE HOME 2 BD/1 BA -stove, refrig-
erator, washer, and dryer. Furnished.
$500 per month plus deposit. 892-9748.
1tc 3/1

2BD/1BA HOUSE-partially furnished. 2
people only. No pets. Trash/water fur-
nished. You pay electric & gas. Oakwood
Hills Area. $500 month. $300 dd. 892-
3733. ltc 3/1

RENT-TO-OWN: Lakefront house, Brick
3/2 plus workshop. 1.3 acre lot. $995/
month with $9,500 down payment. 272
Ten Lakes Drive. 5.2 miles up Hwy. 83
from DeFuniak. 892-2284. tfc 3/1-27wds

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
SEast. 892-2284. tfc 12/14-32Wds "


RENT TO OWN. Cottage style house with
workshop on 1.5 city lots. $600/month
with $4,900 down. Corner of Van Buren
Ave and S. 24th St. 892-2284. tfc 3/1-
26wds

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

LEASE W/option to BUY I 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 toward purchase price.
Call 850-651-9900 for Buddy or Byron.
tfc 3/1-39WDS

2BR/1BATH BRICK HOME CH/A 1832
Juniper Lake Rd. $600 month. 892-2275.
ltp 3/1

HOUSE FOR RENT-3bd/2ba-washer/
dryer included. $800 mo. plus security
deposit. (NO PETS) 892-7012.2tc 2/21-
3/1

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

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

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
a 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.

FOR SALE
2 bedroom 1 bath 1020 ,ft. brick
home. Minutes ramp.
Juniper Ilia0. Call
Dale Cdc P>IOWealty 951-2488
cell 978- 0 1
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 Spri. i creek,
wildlife. -ItlUle lMe Cole at
Naylor Y i PT-2488 cell 978-
3908. Y 11


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SOUTHEAST
TIMBERLAND
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HOMES
Kennemur Drive...3BR/2BA well maintained waterfront manufactured home ....$109,000
Hwy 183A...2BR/1BA Florida cottage on 1 3/4 acres on Walton/Holmes line.......$69,500
Ten Lake Estates...waterfront subdivision north of DeFuniak Springs
Pinewood Drive...3BR/2BA brick water view home, Florida room, shop ..........$210,000
Ten Lake Drive. .3BR/3BA brick water view home, Florida room, fenced yard ...$210,000
Placid Lake Drive...3BR/3BA brick waterfront home. Additional lot available ....$289,000
Pinewood Drive...Double wide on completely fenced 13 ac. w/ 8 stall stable.....$275,000
Hwy 1087...3BR/2BA home on 2+ acres. Affordable country living ................$155,000
Powell Drive...3BR/1BA brick home with carport and fenced yard in Crestview..$139,900
Dixie Street...3BR/2BA older home with den and fenced yard in Crestview .......$140,000
Monterrey Road... 3BR/3BA renovated ranch w/ pool east of Crestview ...........$231,900
The Pines...new home subdivision on the Okaloosa/Walton line
Goldfinch Way...3BR/2BA brick ranch with attached garage.........................$185,900
Poinsetta Avenue...3BR/2BA brick ranch with attached garage ....................$189,900
Canary Way...3BR/2BA brick and vinyl ranch with attached garage................$174,900
Poinsetta Avenue...4BR/2BA brick ranch with attached garage ....................$212,000
Canary Way...3BR/2BA brick ranch with attached garage ............................$163,900
Chanan Estates...exclusive gated golf course community south of Crestview
Chanterelle Cove...4BR/3BA custom built brick contemporary w/ Florida room .$395,000
Chanan Drive.. .4BR/3BA custom built brick contemporary ......................$424,880
Chanterelle Cove...4BR/3BA custom built contemporary w/ home office area...$449,000
LAND
Phil Harris Drive... 1 1/3 acre lot on paved road just north of DeFuniak Springs...$45,000
Hwy 183...3/4 acre corner building lot south of Ponce DeLeon ........................$27,500
Hwy 181 ...4 acre site on a paved road just west of Darlington ...........................$37,500
Otter Pond Road...27 acres w/ old house and shed in Darlington ..................$180,000
Country Club Manor... blocks of lots for development in Mossy Head starting at..$75,000
The Pines...3 1/4 lots in an affordable new home subdivision starting at.............$25,000
Indian Mound Road...1 1/2 acre waterfront lot east of Crestview...................$125,000
Mare Creek Drive...20 acres with well and septic east of Crestview................$199,900
Vaughan Road...12 acre building site in north west Holmes County .................$69,000
COMMERCIAL
Circle Drive...Old Lakeside Hospital on the Lakeyard. R-2 land use.............$695,000
Hwy 90...Retail business with an attached completely remodeled 1200 sq ft apartment,
several workshop/storage areas and large insulated outbuilding in Mossy Head.$275,000
James Lee Blvd...4 office commercial building on Hwy 90 in Crestview...........$393,750
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DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
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4 BEDROOMS
(R-1427) 4 BR/3 BA manufactured home
on 4 lots in Mossy Head. Features sepa-
rate family room plus home office. A total
of 2,356 SF. Community water available.
$169,900

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NEW LISTING
COMMERCIAL PARCEL
(R-1464) 2.5 acre commercial parcel with a
2,139 SF brick home fronting on Bob Sikes Road
in the city limits of DeFuniak Springs. This large
parcel is ready for development and the current
home has been remodeled and could be used as
an office. This property has a land use of'C-2
and is just off of Hwy. 331 South and behind
Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie Plaza. Great
Commercial Property!
$695,000


228 ACRES
(A-1298) 228 acre farm planted in win-
ter pasture natural pond and creek -
pecan grove plus 3 BR/2 BA home. Paved
road frontage on 2 sides, Hwy. 331 & Hwy.
2. Shown b appointment.
$Y1 9596,000


SANTA ROSA BEACH
(R-1341) Spectacular 3 story home, just
north of 30-
A. 3 BR/3
BA, 2900+
H/C with
over 6,000
SF under ,*.,
roof. Home ;.'i, ,..,
features .-
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travertine tile, mahogany cabinets, fire-
place plus whole house generator and
more. Call for details and appointment.
$895,000


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this 3 BR/1'/ BA, 1400 sq. ft. brick home.
City utilities lot is over 3/4 of an acre.
$129,900


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20 acres $110,000
40 acres $239,000


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Phone (850) 892-9650
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Broker, Owner
850-865-0640
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850-585-6707


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Broker/Owner
850-865-2541
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850-419-1870


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850-585-8016


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850-428-2882


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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

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
80 ACRES -20 years old planted pines.
Hub Presley Road. 50 miles from white
sandy beaches- Walton County. Elec
available. Deer & turkey are plentiful for
hunters. Also could be beautiful home
site. 5 miles from Paxton Schools & 6
miles from Florala, AL State Park with
beautiful lake for fishing, boating, walk-
ing, & swimming. $495,000. (850)834-
2550. ltp 3/1

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
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

BAYFRONT LOT in SRB for sale by
owner. 8 miles from gulf beaches-1/4
acre. 80 feet on Choctawatchee Bay.
Very. large vista of the sparkling waters
of the bay near Sacred Heart hospital,
doctors, shopping, school & gulf park.
Quiet dead end, dirt road. Water& sewer


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


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the best deals in the area. $495,000.
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10 ACRE LOT in Paxton w/beautiful park
like setting. Ideal for pond and home site.
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$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- 500 ft. 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-
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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

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
is looking for a full time front desk clerk.
Mainly 2nd shift but must be flexible. Exp
preferred but not necessary. Apply in per-
son. No phone calls. Applications are
taken between 9 am to 5 pm. Monday
thru Friday. 1tc 3/1

TIRE TECH NEEDED & oil lube & filter
person. Apply at Firestone, 1618 US.
Hwy. 90 E, DeFuniak Springs. 892-3613.
2tc 2/21-3/1

$2,500-$5,000 IN 30 DAYS. Stuff and
mail envelopes for our company. $5 for
each envelope stuffed. Payment guaran-
teed. For information, send a large self
addressed stamped envelope to Global
Research, PO Box 310643, Flint,MI,
48531. 2tp 3/1-3/8

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 2/21-3/1

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
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Full benefits. Apply at B&H Contracting,
Inc. 2408 Caton Road. Florala, AL.
36442. 334-858-6666. tfc 10/19

BAKER'S ASSISTANT needed for Sugar
Barrel Cafe. (located on Hwy. 90 W.-
across from Celebration Mobile Home
-sales). Hours needed are from 12:00
(midnight) to 6 a.m.-Monday through Fri-
day. Please apply in person. ltp 3/1

THE CITY OF FREEPORT'is taking ap-
plications for the position of Water Meter
Reader. This is a full time position with a
starting salary of $8.50 per hour with ben-
efits after a 90 day probation period. The
position will be under the direction of the
Mayor, and/or the City Council or a Su-
pervisor.
Job duties to include-Monthly water meter
readings, water meter maintenance, cus-
tomer turn on and shut-offs as required,
and to assist Water and Wastewater
Maintenance Crews as needed.
The City of Freeport is an Equal Oppor-
tunity Employer Affirmative Action Pro-
gram. The city is a drug free workplace
and final applicant will be required to sub-
mit to a drug test. The City Council of the
City of Freeport will make the final hiring
decision.
. Applications may be picked up at Free-
port City Hall, 112 Hwy. 20 West, Free-
port, from 8 am. 5 pm. Monday -Friday.
Applications will be accepted until Friday,
March 16, 2007. 3tc 3/1-3/15

THE CUT SHOP in DeFuniak is looking
for a stylist interested in providing hair-
cuts ONLY. Part-time opening available
until clientele is established. Shop hours
are 8 am 3:30 Tues-Sat. Licensed styl-
ist should call 892-0616. 2tp 3/1-3/8

WANTED TEACHERS ASSISTANT/af-
tercare-Roehm Preschool apply in per-
son @1595 Hwy. 83 N. Salary based on
credentials. Minimum starting salary
$300/wk/ Pd holidays after 90 days. tfc
3/1

SOUTH WALTON COUNTY MOSQUITO
CONTROL DISTRICT. is accepting ap-
plications for a part time position of Mos-
quito Control Sprayman for evening work.
$13.65 per hour. All training provided.
Must have a valid Florida Driver's Li-
cense, a good driving record and be in-
surable. SWCMCD'is an equal opportu-
nity employer and a drug free workplace.
Applications may be picked up at
SWCMCD Office on County Road 393
North in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
32459. Mon-Fri., 7:30 to 3:00 p.m. Phone
(850)267-2112. 2tc 3/1-3/8 78wds


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THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS is
now accepting applications for one (1)
Communications Officers in the DeFu-
niak Springs Police Department.
General Statement of Job-The duties of
this position require a person to answer
regular and 911 phone calls, operate a
radio console and demonstrate profi-
ciency in the following established of De-
Funiak Springs City Marshal's Office
communications protocol with personnel
in the field. Ability to assist the public, of-
ficers and other employees of the City
Marshal's Office. Communications officer
will be solely responsible to the City Mar-
shal or his designee for the discharge of
his/her duties.
Minimum qualifications. Must be at least
19 years old with a high school diploma,
Florida General Education Development
Test (GED), or Out-of-State GFD, with
transcript of test results. Valid Florida
Driver's License if required to drive a City
Marshal's office vehicle. Must be able to
operate computer, two-way radio, copier,
fax and telephone. Type 35-40 correct
words per minute. Must be able to work
rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and
overtime scheduled and unscheduled. All
employees must pass a pre-employment
background check and drug screening.
Certificates-NCIC/FCIC certification and
911 certification within 6 months of em-
ployment.
All application, complete list of qualifica-
tions and more information may be ob-
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from 8 am until 5 pm. We will be taking
applications until the job is filled.
The City of DeFuniak Springs is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Em-
ployer/Drug-Free Workplace. 257wds 1tc
3/1

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS is
now accepting applications for one (1)
Special Projects Coordinator in the De-
Funiak Springs Administration Depart-
ment.
This staff position in the office of the City
Manager is responsible for coordinating
the City's projects and grants including
research, application, and monitoring
through'completion. Also serves as the
City's Community Development.Coordi-
nator, Deputy Clerk and other special
projects as assigned by the City Manager.
Associates's degree and four years ex-
perience in some phase of administration
or equivalent. Must have a valid Florida
Driver's License.
Applications may be obtained from the
Administrative Assistant's office, 71 US
Hwy 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433. or by calling (850) 892-8500. ;
Applications will be received during regu-
lar office hours, Monday through Friday
from 8 am until 5 pm. We will be taking
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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


Portland. 7.74 ac.,
2/ ,,orida Cottage,
b Pink.' ar old
oaks, lon ffne,
magnolias & hicTory
trees. $420,000.
BRUCE, Commercial
zoning. 3 ac., 3/2 brick
home. Frontage on
Hwy. 81 near intersec-
tion of Hwy. 20.
$650,000.
MACK BAYOU.
Waterfront townhome
2/2, with assigned boat
slip. $388,500oo.
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.
$225,000.


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ACREAGE
FREEPORT. Beautiful 2 acre parcel. Large oak trees & mature pines. Close to the bay. Won't last long!..............$229,000
AGNES TRAIL. Serene & scenic 4 acre parcel. (*F*lEEWqtth g*F33lck. Priced right & ready to sell!................ $45,000
FAMILY FARM. 102 acres in North Walton. Pond, 19 year planted pines. Farm house. Great price' $609,000
RIVERFRONT. 20 acre parcel on Shoal River. Planted pines, and hardwbod. Great for hunting $200,000
80 ACRES. Hard to find so much acreage close to town. Property has planted pines. Great investment!.........$....$.520,000
WALKER RD. This is a 23 acre parcel in the Laurel Hill area. Wooded. Hwy. frontage. Priced to sell!..................$230,000
70 ACRES. Located on Old Bridge Rd. in the Varnum area. Wooded & pasture. Creek, Beautiful tract!................$750,000
GASKIN. 40 acre parcel located in North Walton County. Peace and quiet. Price has been reduced!......'.............$220,000
GREAT INVESTMENT. 5,5 acres is zoned commercial. 600 feet from Hwy. 331. Won't last long!.........................$450,000
HOUSES
PRICE & LOCATION. Centrally located. Mobile home has 1800 SF. Property fronts Shadow Lake' $179,000
FREEPORT. Attractive mobile home on over half an acre. Very difficult to find this price in Freeport!,...................... $129,000
AFFORDABLE HOUSING. 2 BR/1 BA brick homFwJg ia j f#A.4Ag per. Priced to sell' $119,000
BEST BUY. 1348 SF. Home is in the Timberwind Estates S/D. 4 BR/2 BA. No wasted space' $139,000
CUSTOM BUILT. Custom oak cabinets & vanities. Vaulted ceilings. Built to be maintenance free!..................t.......$185,000
HISTORIC DISTRICT. Circa 1900 home. 3989 SF. Spacious rooms. Original woodwork! A must see!..................$425,000
LAKEYARD VICTORIAN. Totally restored. Circa 1906. 2800 SF. Must see to believe! Reduced! $760,000
CIRCLE DRIVE. This brick ranch is facing Lake DeFuniak. Custom designed. Wonderfully landscaped!..................$587,000
COUNTRY MANOR. Custom home with all the upgrades. 3 BR/2 BA. Established S/D. Priced to sell!...................$235,000
LAKESHORE GARDENS. Fabulous lakefront home. 9 ft. ceilings. 1922 SF. Priced right & ready to sell!.............$249,900
GREAT STARTER HOME. 1000 SF with 3 BR/2 BA. No wasted space. Must see to believe!..............................$.127,500
MAGNOLIA LAKE. Best buy in neighborhood! 4 BR/3 BA. 1981 SF home with all the upgrades!.........................$259,900
SCENIC SETTING. 4 BR/2 BA. 2827 SF. Home is on 2 acres in Eucheeanna Valley. Large floor plan!.................$239,900
A PLACE TO BEGIN. Located on Hwy. 83. 3 BR/1 BA brick home. 1080 SF. Great starter home!........................$119,500
TEN LAKE ESTATES. 3 BR/2.5 BA home on lakefront. Fireplace & garage. Excellent condition' $225,000
PEACE AND QUIET. 2100 SF home on 5.3 acres. 3 BR/2 BA, Creek. Adjoins Eglin AFB. A must see!.................$389,900
PUNCHBOWL ROAD. 2160 SF home on 6+ acrn*fPu2NWrtIW rggppen floor space! Just reduced!.............$167,000
PRICED TO SELL. Spacious 4 BR/2 BA is in excftE;Ni 41MgIcgnce free. No wasted space!...............$159,900
LOTS
GRAHAM STREET. Reasonably priced within the DeFuniak Springs City Limits. Won't last long!i............................. $12,500
WINDY HILL DRIVE. Great homesite in Magnolia Lake Estates. Common area, dock & gazebo!............................$47,500
COUNTRY CLUB. Lot located in DeFuniak Country Club. Excellent location to build your new home!....................$49,900
MAGNOLIA LAKE. Lot in Magnolia Lake S/D Phase II. Covenants, Restrictions. Priced to sell!............................ $57,000
HIDDEN LAKE ESTATES. Interior lot is approximately 0.67 acres. Great place to build your new home!..............$56,000
MULTIPLE LOTS. One of the newest nicest Subdivisions in DeFuniak. 3 lots available!..................................$35,000 ea.
MONARCH ESTATES. Homesite in Monarch Estates. Less than a mile from Sacred Heart Hospital!......................$150,000
SANTA ROSA BEACH. One of the most attractive lots in the subdivision. Close to beaches & shopping!...............$250,000
LEONARDO LANE. Lot is cleared for your new home. Close to beaches. Very affordable!..................................... $38,000
PINEWOOD DRIVE. Reduced. Great looking lot with 48 ft. of water on back. 1.50 acres. Buy now!.....................$110,000
LAGRANGE SHORES. Nice lot in one of Freeport's established subdivisions. Covenants. Priced to sell!...............$89,000
HAMPTON LANE. Private & quiet lot. Wooded, One + acre. Great location for your new home!.............................$37,000
WATERFRONT LOTS
BOB SIKES ROAD. Approximately 1 acre. 200 ft. waterfront, 200 ft. highway frontage. Great homesite!...............$89,500
BLUE POND. Beautiful lot on 85 acre lake, Covenants. Homeowners association. Priced to sell!...... .....................$98,000
HIDDEN LAKE ESTATES. Waterfront lot on one of the smaller ponds. Great place for a new home!........................$69,000
OAKWOOD LAKES ESTATES. Cleared lot on Diamond Lake. Ready for construction!.................. ................... $59,000


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PAGE 9-G.,


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on (name
of Petitioner) JANE ANN POYNOR,
whose address is 592 Baldwin Ave.,
DeFuniak Springs, 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 Springs. FL 32435 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a de-
fault may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

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-
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. 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 FT TO POB OR 91-152 & COM
SW/C OF NW4 OF NE4 N 111 FT TO
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'
0010 ..BaseBid 997.60,


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 2nd 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
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 FEBRU-
ARY. 2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court


Walton County, Florida

By: Kathy Douolass
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
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. 1099
Year of Issuance 2003

Description of property BEG 870
FT E OF SW/C SE4, RUN E 264 FT,
N 146 FT, W 264 FT, S 146 FT TO
BEG

Parcel ID No. 07-2N-19-18000-018-
0000 Base Bid $
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 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
155G

TDA# 07TX1929

NOTICE OF APPLICATION


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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.
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
_L
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


OPEN HOUSE
Sat. & Sun., March 3 & 4
PRICED TO SELL: 3 BR/2 BA --
located at 44 E. Oleander Ave.,
,Oakwood Hills. 1
5 blks N. on Walden Rd. *W,,M .
Brand New, 2 Car Gar.
Covered Patio, Lots of Upgrades.
$159,900


Description of proper 'v COM
534.4 FT N & 120 FT E OF SW COR
BLK 1540, RUN N 127.5 FT. F 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 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.

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 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. ETAL, 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,


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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
L._'RNEST, 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 Sheriff
of WALTON County, Florida, have lev-
ied upon all the right, title and interest
of the defendant, GLENN BURKETT,
ET AL, in and to the following de-
scribed 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 GASH, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the sat-
isfaction of the above described execu-
tion.

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


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


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, deceased,
whose date of death was December
21, 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 repre-
sentative 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 THEIR LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SER'.'ICE 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 FOR-
EVER 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:


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Telephone: (334) 493-!716.

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, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, 32435. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal 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 FOR-
EVER 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 Personal Representatives
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
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Navarre, Florida 32566

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


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The City of DeFuniak Springs is
requesting financial funding propos-
als 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 pro-
posals 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 en-
velope "Sealed Bid Financial Pro-
posal for Equipment." Sealed bids will
be received at 71 US Hwy 90 W., De-
Funiak 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 Opportu-
nity/ADA Employer as well as a Drug
Free Work Place.
2tc: Feb. 22; March, 1 2007
198G
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 Walton
Courthouse Annex in Santa Rosa
Beach, FL 32459. The following 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.
Euseubius A. 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 minor
development order application submit-
ted by John E. Goin, P.E. of Hatch Mott
MacDonald requesting to add a con-
veyor belt to a 1,140,310 square foot
building on 26.17 acres with a land
use designation of Industrial. 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 theatestimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Please be advised accordingly.


2tc: 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 Li:.;
,m'S20/, 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 cor-
ridor 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 major development application sub-
mitted by Marathon Group, LLC con-


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sisting of 175,859 square feet of re-
tail on 6.68 acres with future land use
designations of coastal center and
NPA-i' ,ll. The project is located on the
south side of U.S. Highway 98, east
of Ellis Road and west of North Holi-
day Road (parcel identification num-
bers 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/intill. 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-
sociates, Agent and Charity Commer-
cial Park, LLC, owner, consisting of
16 office/warehouses on 22.93 +/-
acres with a future land use designa-
tion of industrial. The project is located
on the west side of Indian Creek Road
(parcel 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
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.


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at such meeting or hearing, he or she,-
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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.
VS.
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Defendants.
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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
1 ST 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 PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT LOBBY, 2ND FLOOR at the
Walton County Courthouse, in
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida, at
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
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 07-CA-55

NOTICE OF ACTION

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

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;


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


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
A copy 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

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-
Sdiately 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

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alli-
ance Advisory Board will meet on
March 7, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. fora regu-
lar business meeting at Florida's Great
Northwest, Inc., 4471 Legendary
Drive, Suite 100, Destin, FL 32541.


1tc: March 1,2007


213G


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
WALTON COUNTY TOURIST DE-
VELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a
meeting at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday,
March 14, 2007 in the WCTDC con-
ference room, 25777 U.S. Highway
331 South, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida. The WALTON COUNTY
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUN-
CIL will meet March 8-9, 2007 for Stra-
tegic Planning Sessions at 8:30 a.m.
in room 1AB at the WaterColor Inn,
34 Goldenrod Circle, Santa Rbsa
Beach, Florida 32459. Committee
meetings are scheduled as follows:

*Nature Based Tourism Committee
will meet Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2007 at
9:00 a.m.
- *Beach Nourishment Committee
will meet Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007 at
8:30 a.m.
*Beach Improvements Committee
will meet Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007 at
12:00 Noon
*Marketing committee will meet,
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2007 at 11:30
a.m.
*Arts & Culture Committee will
meet Thursday, Mar. 22, 2007 at 9:00
a.m.

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

If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Council with re-
spect to any matter considered, he/
she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes that tes-
timony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Please be governed accordingly.

1tc: March 1,2007 214G


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that on
Friday, March 23, 2007 the WALTON
COUNTY CULTURAL PLAN ORGA-
NIZATIONAL TASK TEAM will meet
at 9:00 a.m. and the EDUCATIONAL
TASK TEAM meet at 1:00 p.m. The
meetings will be held in the WCTDC
conference room, 25777 U.S. High-
way 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida.

If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Committee with
respect to any matter considered, he/
she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes that tes-
timony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to bebased.

Please be governed accordingly.

1tc: March 1,2007 215G

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
Walton County Beach Safety/Educa-
tion Committee will meet Wednesday,
March 7, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. The meet-
ing will be held in the Walton County
Tourist Development Council confer-
ence room, 25777 U.S. Highway 331
South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Committee with
respect to any matter considered, he/
she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes that tes-
timony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

Please be governed accordingly.

ltc: March1, 2007 216G

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

BID NO: 07-023
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the
Punch Bowl Road Bridge Replace-
ment will be received by the Board of
County Commissioners, Walton
County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" at the address shown be-
low:


Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing
Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
(850) 892-8176
Email: johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us.

An original and five (5) copies must
be submitted in a sealed envelope or
package, clearly marked with the
vendor's name and address and the
words "PUNCH BOWL ROAD
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT"

BID DEADLINE: March 22, 2007 no
laterthan 4 q PM. ,
BID OPENING March' 22, 2007 at
4:15 PM

Mandatory Pre-Bid: March 14,2007
at 2:30 to be held at the Public
Works Engineer Department, lo-
cated on Montgomery Circle, DeFu-
niak Springs, Florida

Cost of drawings: $50.00 non re-
fundable

The existing timber bridge crossing at
Eightmile Creek will be replaced us-
ing a 108 If concrete bridge. The
bridge will be constructed 30ft. wide
with three 36-ft. sections and HP 12.53
piles.


2tc: March 1,8, 2007


217G


ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

BID NO: 07-024
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for the
Water Management District Road Im-
provements will be received by the
Board of County Commissioners, Wal-
ton County, Florida, hereinafter re-
ferred to as "County" at the address
shown below:

Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing
Agent
176 Montgomery Circle


DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
(850) 892-8176
Email: johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us.

An original and five (5) copies must
be submitted in a sealed envelope or
package, clearly marked with the
vendor's name and address and the
words "WMD ROAD IMPROVE-
MENTS"

BID DEADLINE: March 22, 2007 no
later than 4:00 PM
BID OPENING: March 22, 2007 at
4:05 PM

Mandatory Pre-Bid: March 14,2007
at 2:00 to be held at the Public
Works Engineer Department, lo-
cated on Montgomery Circle, DeFu-
niak Springs, Florida

Cost of drawings: $150.00 non re-
fundable

The Water Management District Road
Improvements involve the reconstruc-
tion of Park Road, Short Avenue, State
Street, Hawkins Road and Jones
Drive. The roadways are located in
South Walton County off Hwy. 331
near Freeport, Florida. The roadways
are existing dirt roads that will require
realignment and the necessary field-
work in order for the roadway to be
paved with asphalt. The design re-
quires a typical 22 ft. roadway con-
sisting of 2" thick SP-12.5 asphalt
along with a 6 ft. sodded shoulder on
either side with a 6 ft. sodded swale
for storm water management. This is
typical for all roadways except
Hawkins Road. Hawkins Road re-
quires a typical 18 ft. roadway con-
sisting of 2" thick SP-12.5 asphalt
along with 2 ft. sodded shoulder on
either side with a 4 ft. sodded swale
for storm water management. All road-
ways to incorporate an 8" thick sand/
clay base (LBR 70) and 12" type "B"
stablized subgrade (LBR 40). All nec-
essary erosion control will be installed
during construction.

2tc: March 1, 8, 2007 218G


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforce-
ment Board will hold their regular
meeting on March 15, 2007, beginning
at 6:00 p.m. to be held at the North
Walton County Courthouse located
at 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The following
violations of the Walton County Ordi-


nance 97-28, Land Development
Code will be heard...

01. Gary J. Fischer and Chris-
tine V. Fischer, 188 Sugar Sand '
Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
32459,, Section 5.00.03 (A) regarding
Building Setback Requirements on
parcel identification number 24-3S-19-
25410-000-0040.

02. Mark Northcutt and Patricia
C. Northcutt, 211 W. Cherry Circle,
Memphis, Tennessee 38117, Section
6.01.04 regarding Fences on parcel
identification number 08-3S-19-'
25020-OOC-0100.

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 auq-
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.

3tc: March 1, 8, 15, 2007
219G

WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
INVITATION TO BID
Furnish and Install
Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings


Continuing to serve Walton County
with excellence.

Licensed by both the State of Florida
and the State of Alabama
:REALTY,,, Alice Forrester & Mickey Whitaker, Brokers

Seagrove: 850-231-5030 DFS: 850-951-2130
Blue Mtn.: 850-622-2735 Freeport: 850-835-1331



Isle of View Realty,Inc.
10602 SR 20 East, Bruce, FL 32455

Toll FREE 888-256-8380.

850-835-3354 Office

NORTH & CENTRAL WALTON COUNTY
FRIEP)ORT "Brand New". 2BR/I BA. I.IOSE Witervi'ien o Bayou Circle..........$173.400
PORTI.AND w/15010' WATERFRONT 11.2 Acres. 2BR/2BA. Huge trees onAlaqun.
lBoa launch and Docks.Comimercial/Mulli-family or Esltale $698.9110
HORSE FARM 10.2 Acres (4 pastures). 2 Ponds. Stables. Barn. Cookhouse.
4HR/2BA Home (200()(0SF). Borders Nokuse Plantation (2 sides) $374,5011
RIVERFRONT in Bruce 150+' on High BluIT. 2 Lots o, Record. 2BR/2BA MH.
Detached Carportl (Will ,plit $123.900 per lot) $248,600
WATERFRONT LOT in Freeport Dock. Seawall. BOATHOUSE (16-18).
Power. Septic (new). Canal on Black Creek (close to bay & river)..................... $117,900
*BAYVIEW & POND 1.2 Acres (2 lols). Paved in "Dolphin Cove"- BOTH........$248,700
BAYVIEW in CEDAR BEACH 2 LOTS available (1/2 Ac. ca.).
Paved streets '$154,800
WATERFRONT on ALAQUA CANAL 1/4 Ac.. 900" l Bay. Huge Trees.............$188.700
COMMERCIAL @ WINDSWEPT 2.36 Ac.. 155 on SR 20. Mixed Uses...........$239,850
COMMERCIAL CORNER (SE) @ SR 20 & C-3280 4.1 Ac.. High Traffic........$449.000
COMMERCIAL CORNER Bruce 9 Acres on SR 20 & C-3280. BLDGS........$1.6 NMI.
COMMERCIAL SR 20 & SR 81 9 Acres is the "Triangle" WILL LEASE......$544,350
FREEPORT COMMERCIAL on US 331 ("Old Chapman's)..9 Ac.. 20(M)+SF
Paved parking. Rest/Olfice/Retail High TraTfic & GREAT VISIBILITY
WILL I.EASE= S1950/Month $458,35011
40 ACRES near MORRISON SPRINGS @ Holmes Co. line.
OWNER finance $160,H000
117 ACRES near BRUCE On Odom Rd. Power on site. Timber. Pond & Creek.
OWNER financing. esy access 7 good lor HORSES $702,0011
FREEPORT MOII.E HOMES ON 1/2(ACRE & SHEDS (EACH)..................$127.700


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Crestview, FL 32539 ..' .

DEPUNIAK OFFICE 850-892-0240
630 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


(Legal Advertisement)

The Walton County School Board
is seeking bids to furnish and install
50' wide x 80' long pre-engineered
metal buildings for various schools
within the district. The duration of this
bid is for two years with an option to
renew for an additional year at the
same terms upon mutual consent with'
successful bidder.

Bid specifications and bid forms
can be obtained from the Office of Ad-
ministration and Operations, Walton
County School District, 145 Park
Street, Suite 2, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435. All bids must be submitted on
the bid form.

All bids shall be sealed in an en-
velope marked "BID ON PRE-ENGI-
NEERED METAL BUILDINGS". Bids
shall be submitted to the Office of the
Superintendent of Schools, Walton
County School District, 145 Park
Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435,
no later than 2:00 p.m. on March 15,
2007, at which time the bids shall be
opened by the Bid Committee. Bids
will be awarded by the School Board
at its next regular meeting. The suc-
cessful bidder will be notified within
ten (10) working days following the ac-
ceptance of this bid.

The Walton County School Board
shall have the right to reject any or all
bids and shall have the right to award
bids in the manner in which the Board
determines to be in its best interest.
All bidders are notified that failure to
file a written notice of protest with the
Superintendent of Schools within sev-
enty-two (72) hours after receipt of
notice of the decision or intended de-
cision on awarding of the bid shall con-
stitute a waiver of any further right to
protest the bid award.

Questions relative to this bid may
be directed to Wayne Miller, Supervi-
sor of Administration and Operations,
at 850-892-1100 ext. 1211 or Mark
Gardner, Coordinator of Facilities, at
850-892-1100 ext. 1351.

PLEASE NOTE PROVISIONS OF
FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION
287.133:
*A person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list
following a conviction for a public
entity crime may not submit a bid
on a contract to provide any goods
or services to a public entity, may
not submit a bid on a contract with
a public entity for the construction
or repair of a public building or pub-
lic work, may not submit bids on
leases of real property to a public
entity, may not be awarded or per-
form work as a contractor, supplier,
subcontractor, or consultant under
a contract with any public entity,
and may not transact business with
any public entity in excess of the
threshold amount provided in Sec-
tion 287.017, for CATEGORY TWO
for a period of 36 months from the
date of being placed on the con-
victed vendor list."

2tc: March 1, 8, 2007
220G

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Coastal Dune
Lake Advisory Board will hold their
regularly scheduled meeting on
.March 15, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to
9:00 a.m. followed by a workshop
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the
Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

At the regular portion of the
meeting the Board will review and
approve the minutes of the Janu-
ary, 2007 meeting and discuss spe-
cial status for Dune Lakes.

The workshop is being con-
ducted to review and discuss cur-
rent language and policies con-
tained within the comprehensive
plan and land development code af-
fecting the Coastal Dune Lakes and
to initiate discussion of possible
modifications to these policies.

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: March 1, 8, 2007
221G

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board of
County Commissioner will hold a
regular meeting on Tuesday, March
13, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as may be heard at South
Walton Courthouse Anex located at
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida. The following
items will be heard:

1. 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. (Adoption Hearing Date)

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: March 1, 8, 2007
222G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-000027

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB,

Plaintiff,

vs.

COLEN DANIEL HAMILTON A/K/A
COLEN HAMILTON A/K/A COLEN D:
HAMILTON, et al,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
COLEN DANIEL HAMILTON A/K/A
COLEN HAMILTON A/K/A COLEN
D. HAMILTON
Last known Address: 200 Sandestin
Lane #603;-Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Also Attempted at: 411 Wisteria Street
"#B,;Paharia City, FL'32407 ard 21106
S. Lakeview Drive, Panama City, FL
32413
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF COLEN
DANIEL HAMILTON A/K/A COLEN
D. HAMILTON
Last Known Address: 200 Sandestin
Lane #603, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Also Attempted at: 411 Wisteria Street
#B, Panama City, FL 32407 and 21106
S. Lakeview Drive, Panama City, FL
32413
Current Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for Foreclosure of Mortgage on
the following described property:

UNITE #603, POINTE OF VIEW,
A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO
THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OR BOOK 2571,
PAGE 945 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA; ALONG WITH ALL
AMENDMENTS THERETO AND AN
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTE-
NANT THEREOF.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW
49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAU-
DERDALE FL 33309 on or before
March 30, 2007, date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice in the (Please pub-
lish in THE HERALD BREEZE) 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.
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 pro-
ceeding.




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WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 21st day of Febru-
ary, 2007.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
By: Tina Potts
As Deputy.Clerk
(seal)

Publish: (Please publish
in The Herald Breeze)

Marshall Watson, P.A.
.1800 North West 49th St., Ste. #120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

2tc: March 1, 8, 2007
223G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07CA000117

BRYANT J. NUNLEY,

Plaintiff,

v.

GUELDA PEARSON,

Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: GUELDA PEARSON
5921 WEBSTER PL.
DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60516

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

Lots 19 and 20, Block 58,
Oakwood Hills Unit I, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat book
3, Page 90, Public records of Walton
County, Florida;

has been filed, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on William H.
Green, Attorney at Law, whose ad-
dress is Post Office Box 609, DeFu-
niak Springs, Florida 32435, on or
before April 2, 2007, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this court either
before service on attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.

DATED this 16th day of February,
A.D. 2007.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/ By Sharla Hall
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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

4tc: March 1,8, 15, 22, 2007
224G


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUS TI~.AND,
FOR WALTON COUNTY, CLORI DA"
Case No.: 07CA000131

JOSEPH LEE VANN
a/k/a JOSEPH L. VANN,

Petitoner,

vs.

DAVE LEWIS a/k/a WALTER D.
LEWIS, and CARY L. FARRIOR, et.
al.

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Dave Lewis a/k/a
Walter D. Lewis
whose last known
residence address was
268 Highway 331 North
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

and

Cary L. Farrior
whose last known
residence address was
1133 Woodlawn Road
Freeport, Florida 32439

if alive, and if dead, their unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
other parties claiming by, through, un-
der, or against them; and all unknown




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natural persons if alive, and if dead or
not known to be dead or alive, their
several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
lienors, creditors, trustees or other
parties claiming by, through, or under
those unknown natural persons; and
their several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest, trust-
ees, or any other person claiming by,
through, under, or against any corpo-
ration or other legal entity named as a
Defendant; and all claimants, persons
or parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above'
named or described Defendants or
parties claiming to have any right, title,
or interest in the property hereafter de-
scribed.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to quiet title on the fol-
lowing property in Walton County,
Florida:

Lot 25 and the S 1/2 of Lot 26,
Block 1, Aero-Homes Subdivision in
Section 21, Township 3 N, Range 19
W, according to the Plat thereof ,as re-
corded in Plat Book 2, Page 74 of the
Public Records of Walton County,
Florida.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, with. the Clerkof the
court and serve a copy on or before
March 30, 2007,' E. Allan Ramey,
Petitioner's attorney,, whose address is
1250 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32435; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
court on the 23rd day of February,
2007.

Clerk of Court.
/s/ Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: March 1,8, 15, 22, 2007
225G


PUBLIC NOTICE

Registered Owner
Brian K. Eckert
77 .W. Renior Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433

No Lienholders

Description of Vehicle
Year 1994 Ford Probe
Vin# 1ZVLT20A6R5179733

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

This auction will be held at L&H Auto-
motive & Collision Center at 1050 W.
Nelson Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL. on
March 19, 2007, 2006 commencing at
2:00 p.m. We hereby reserve the right
to auction this vehicle according to the
Florida.Statutes, Section 713.78 in or-
der I.:, r,-.:.: .-, any pnd all unpaid re-
pair and towing charges on the above
vehicle.


ltc: March 1,2007


#226G


PUBLIC NOTICE

Registered Owner
Douglas Floyd Wood
245 Moseley Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433

No Lienholders

Description of Vehicle
Year 1991 Mazda P/U
Vin# JM2UF4148M0133826

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This auction will be held at L&H Auto-
motive & Collision Center at 1050 W.
Nelson Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL.
on March 19, 2007, 2006 commenc-
ing at 3:00 p.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 repair and towing charges on
the above vehicle.

1tc: March 1, 2007 #227G

PUBLIC NOTICE

Registered Owner
Chad A. Schulker
251 W. Dytn Yllw Springs 225
Fairborn, OH, 45324

No Lienholders

Description of Vehicle
Year 1991 Mercury Capri
Vin# 6MPCT0364M8627627

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

This auction will be held at L&H Auto-
motive & Collision Center at 1050 W.
Nelson Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL.
on March 19, 2007, 2006 commenc-
ing at 2:30 p.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 repair and towing charges on
. the above vehicle.

1tc: March 1, 2007 #228G

PUBLIC NOTICE TO BIDDERS
SOLICITATION OF SEALED BIDS


PAGE 13-C
FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION
Sealed bids will be received by the
Walton County Board of County Com-
missioners beginning March 1, 2007,
until March 15, 2007, at 8:00 A.M. at
which time bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud, at the Walton County
Citizens Services Office, 312 College
Ave., Suite B, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433 for rehabilitation of th'e residen-
tial dwellings located at:

431 Quebec Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433
286 Howell Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433
4497 Hwy. 181 East, Westville,
FL 32464
3384 Cook Road, Westville, FL
32464

For bids to be considered, all bids
must include: all itemized costs, total
bid cost. must be in ink. and must be
signed by the submitting contractor.
Any bid that does not meet the above
requirements will not be considered.
Walton County reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. Bid packages
may be obtained at the Walton County
Citizens Services Office, 312 College
Ave., Suite B, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433. FAXED copies will not be ac-
cepted.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held
on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 8:00
A.M., at the Walton County Citizens
Services Office, 312 College Ave.,
Suite B, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference
is' strongly recommended.

Any questions or requests for fur-
ther information, contact the West
Florida Regional. Planning Council at
1-800-226-8914 ext. 237 or (850) 595-
8910 ext. 237.
1tc: March 1, 2007 229G


AGENDA

A REGULAR MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

Tivoli Administrative Complex, 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

Tuesday, March 06, 2007
5:00 p.m.

INVOCATION: William E. Laird
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
OPENING AGENDA ITEMS
1 OPENING ITEMS -
1.01 -Announcements
1.02 Approval ofAgenda
1.03 '-Adoption of Minutes
1.04 Public Comments
NOTE: -Any person addressing the Board is re-
minded that the name of any student, other than
the children of the person addressing the Board,
should not be mentioned or disclosed in the
person's comments.

OLD BUSINESS AGENDA ITEMS
NEW BUSINESS CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
1 OPENING ITEMS -
1.05 Approval of Consent Agenda Items
5 AGREEMENTS / CONTRACTS -
.5.01 -Agreements / Contracts
a. .Agreement/ Robert L. Teitelbaum,: P.A4.tq:.er-,;
foqrrm Sports Physicals and Bus Driver Physicals
at the Clinic in Freeport, FL on April 1, 2007
through July 31, 2007. (G. Cole)
b. 'Agreement/Conv.trtarit Services Between
Penelope Bledsoe and the WCSB for Spanish
Translation Services (C..Hall)
6 RESOLUTIONS -
6.01 WCSB Resolutions Jim McCall
Approval of Resolution #07-03/Special Millage
Election to Direct the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Walton County to Call a Special Elec-
tion for June 5, 2007 for Qualified Electors to Vote
on the Continuation of An Ad Valorem Millage In-
crease for Operating Expenditures of the School
District.
8 FINANCE Jim McCall
8.05 Purchasing
Approval of Purchase orders:


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PAGE 14-C
a. #39580
b. #39581
c. #39582
d. #39583
e. #39584
f. #39591
8.13 Financial Audits
Approval of School Board Internal Funds, Fi-
nancial Statements and Internal Auditor's Re-
port on Compliance and on Internal Control
Over Cash Reporting.
8.19 Internal Funds
Approval for Bay Elementary PTO to Purchase
a $10,000 Certificate of Deposit from Bank
Trust
10 INSTRUCTION / CURRICULUM D. Jeselnik
10.09 School Improvement/Deregulation Plans
Review/Approval of the Mid-Year Progress Re-
ports Regarding Individual School Improve-
ment Plans
15 TRANSPORTATION Mac Work
15.01 Trip (Bus/Van) Requests
a. Emerald Coast Middle School's Blanket
Approval for Track & Field Schedule
b. Emerald Coast Middle School's Blanket
Approval for Volleyball Schedule
c. Paxton High School's Blanket Approval for
Track Schedule
d. Trip/Bus Request for Paxton High School's
Math Club to Travel by District Van to a Math
Tournament at Wallace Community College in
Dothan, AL on March 30, 2007.
e. Trip Request from Van Butler Elementary's
Jr. Beta Club to Travel by Charter Bus to the
USS Alabama and the Gulf Coast Exploreum
in Mobile, AL on May 1, 2007
f. Trip Request from Walton High School's
Junior ROTC to Attend a Military Ball at Eglin
AFB on March 3, 2007.
g. Trip/Bus Request for Walton High School's
History Classes to Travel to the Exploreum in
Mobile, AL on March 15, 2007.
h. Trip Request from Walton High School's
International Club to Travel to St. Augustine,
FL on March 17, 2007.
17 PROPERTY Terry Miller
17.01 Disposition of Property
Property #2-944-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN 6TMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-948-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN 3VMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-949-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SNCSMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-953-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SNJXMBY01 -$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-901-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SNG1 WE8-$1431.46-Cannibalized
Property #2-899-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN G1 WE6-$1,431.46-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-134-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-SN 1 J52P-$1,210.00-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-121-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-SN 1J50Y-$1,210.00-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-131-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-SN 1J54P-$1,210.00-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-132-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-SN 1J51 Q-$1,210.00-Cannibalized
Property # 18.2.136-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-SN 1J50M-$1,210.00-Cannibalized
Pro.:peri, #18-2-217-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer SN 7NN130B-$998.00-Cannibal-
ized
Property #18-2-198-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer SNBFN130B-$998.00-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-222-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-$998.00-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-211-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-$998.00-Cannibalized
Property #18-2-226-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-$998.00-Cannibalized
Property #2-905-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter-SN G 1WED-$1,431.46-Cannibalized
Property #2-957-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter-SN CXMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-942-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter-SN1VMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-937-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SNHSMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-945-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter-SN1WMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-959-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter-SN8WMBY01 -$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-881-Maude Saunders-Compaq
Computer-SN S6916CL9QA882-$1,290.00-
Cannibalized
Property #2-940-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN FVMBY01 -$1,006.13-Cannibalized
-Property #18-2-204-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer-SNJGN130B-$998.00-Cannibal-
ized
Property #18-2-212-Maude Saunders-Dell
Computer SN DKN130B-$998.00-Cannibal-
ized
Property #2-946-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN9VMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #2-962-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN5XMBY01-$1,006.13-Cannibalized
Property #20-2-Maude Saunders-Dell Com-
puter SN D31 CA-$1,238.00-Cannibalized
Property #11-365-District Office/County-Wide-
Modular Panel System-$770.73-Unrepairable
Property #11-632-District Office/County-Wide-
Indiana Office Desk-$997.05-Unrepairable
25 ADMINISTRATION -
25.22 TDE Travel (Out-of-State) G. Cole
Approval of Out-of-State Trip Request for
Walton Career Development Centers Practi-
cal Nurse Educators Trecia Meadows and
Annie York to Travel to the Educational Con-
ference in Branson, MO on March 27-30, 2007
ACTION AGENDA ITEMS
4- FORUM -
4.01 Forum: Citizens
Parent Request: James Cotton Requests Ac-
tion Concerning His Son.
4.02 Forum: Students
S Presentation by Students from Four Middle
:' School's to Meet the Challenge for "Shoot for
the Stars: A Record Breaking Year for Middle
Schools Initiative
5 AGREEMENTS / CONTRACTS -
5.02 Amendments to Agreements / Contracts -
Sonny
Nolin
Approval of the Memoranda of Understand-
ing (MOU)
With the Walton County Education Association
and
the WCSB Pertaining to Supplements for
Weight-
.-_ -. .. lifting ani Wres.lirng Coaches.
9 P E R S O I) N J E L c 'r hi' f | -, hn "n
9.01 Personnel Recommendations
Approval of Personnel Recommendations for
3/06/07


25 ADMINISTRATION C. Anderson
25.25 Collective Bargaining
Action to Appoint Walton County School Board
Bargaining Team Members for FY 2007-2008.
25.35 Student Expulsions C. Anderson
Approval of Superintendent's Recommenda-
tion for the Following Student Expulsion:
a. Student Expulsion #0607-20: Superinten-
dent recommends student be expelled from
riding any Walton County School Bus for the
Remainder of the 2006-2007 School Year.
25.40 Miscellaneous C. Anderson
Appointment of Two (2) School Board Mem-
bers for the Value Adjustment Board (VAB)
89 ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA FOR
INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION -
89.01 Items Removed from Consent Agenda
90 CLOSING ITEMS -
90.01 -Attorney's Report
90.02 Board Comments
90.03 Chairperson's Report
90.04 Superintendent's Report
99 ADJOURNMENT -


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2007


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


MARK D. DAVIS
ANDERSON
Chairman of the Board


CARLENE H.
Secretary to the Board


Scenic Highway


designation


sought

On February 13, 2007
Florida's Scenic Highway
Advisory Committee voted
unanimously to approve Wal-
ton County's eligibility appli-
cation for pursuit of Scenic
Highway designation for Sce-
nic County Road 30A.
Corridor Advocacy Group
Chair Claire Bannerman
traveled to Tallahassee with
Comniissioner's Aide Vicki
Kitahara and Phillip Ellis,
Project Coordinator of
Choctawhatchee Basin Alli-
ance, to present the eligibil-
ity application with consult-
ants from Kimley-Horn. The
information collected and
presented in the eligibility
documentation provides the
Florida Department of
Transportation and the Sce-
nic Highway Advisory Com-
mittee with a complete pic-
ture of the 30A corridor and
all its attributes. The pro-
cess also ensures the project
has local support for designa-
tion so that informed deci-
sions are made in preparing
a comprehensive Corridor
Management Plan, the next
phase of the designation pro-
cess.
Corridor planning efforts
for sigriage, kiosk placement,
maintenance scheduling, en-
hancement opportunities, as
well as vehicular, bicycle and
pedestrian safety issues
within the corridor will be
reviewed in the development


of the corridor management
plan. These data serve as a
baseline for future analysis
of the operational impacts of
designation.
Laura Haddock, District
Environmental A'dministra-
tor Supervisor, former Dis-
trict Scenic Highways Coor-
dinator, FDOT District 3
stated, "My history with the
people of Scenic 30A dates
back before the program al-'
lowed roads off the state
highway system to be partici-
pating corridors. Over the
years, the CAG membership
evolved but one thing re-
mained consistent. These
people recognized the jewel
of this Emerald Coast area
that they held in their hand,
and they were persistent in
their efforts to gain designa-
tion for their corridor.".
The next Corridor Advo-
cacy Group public meeting is
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 6
p.m. at the Tourist Develop-
ment Council offices on U.S.
98 and U.S. 331. The public
is invited for a review of the
official designation process
for Scenic 30-A. This is a
"Major Milestone Meeting"
with the corridor passing a
significant milestone in gain-
ing ongoing designation sta-
tus.
Interested citizens can call
Commissioner Cindy Mead-
ows' office at 622-3059 for
more information.


Booklovers


announce selection


The March 13 book selec-
tion is, "When the Emperor
Was Divine," by Julie Otsuka.
This book selection gives an
intimate view of the fate of
five Japanese American fam-
ily members in World War II.
They were uprooted from
their home in 1942 and
transported to an internment
camp. This is a must-read
book. Please join us at the
Coastal Branch Library from
10:00-11:30 a.m. on March
13th. A 45-minute video in-
terview with the author will
be presented at the begin-
ning of the meeting.


The Booklovers meet on
the second Tuesday of the
month at 10 a.m. The sched-
ule for the next meetings is,
as follows:
April 10, 2007: Under
the Banner of Heaven by
Jon Krakauer; and
May 8, 2007: Killing Mr.
Watson by Peter
Mattiessen.

The Coastal Branch Li-
brary is located at 427
Greenway Trail in South:
Walton's Government-educa-
tion complex off Hwy. 331 S.
All are welcomed.


Seagrove Garden


Club to meet


March 14th is the date for
the next meeting of the
Seagrove Garden Club at
10:30 a.m. at Seacrest Cafe.
Mary Ann Friedman will


present a program about but-
terflies.
Should you have any ques-
tions, please call Sheri Rob-
erts at 267-9586.


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WALTON COUNTY SNOWBIRD NEWS


By NANCY GEHRKE
Well, I'll be dag-nabbed, hog-tied, whipper snapper'd,
cracker jacker'd! The Ides of March are approaching and that
makes the trek homeward loom large for the majority of the
'birds.'All good things must come to an end, but why so soon?
I imagine that there'll be lots of kicking and screaming as
we fold ourselves into the northern-heading vehicle, laden
with buckets of white sand and goblets of emerald green
water so that the visual of what we have to leave is ever
present.
I guess as mature adults (some more mature than oth-
ers), we should face the consequences of high rent after mid-
March and get on with the joys we have in the homeland.
And, before we leave, let's touch on the events available to
us in this place.
The highlight of March is the final general meeting of the
year with the Snowbi'rd Singers as the featured entertain-
ment, Wednesday, March 7, 10 a.m. We will meet at the
Destiny Worship Center for this gathering, so only go to the
area of Bruno's and Taco Bell, just off of Scenic 98, and tucked
behind the Bell building is the church. In addition to the
final business meeting of the year, we will, officially pass the
leadership role to incoming president Mike Serniuk, giving
accolades to outgoing Don Tilk. There'll be door prizes and
final farewells, so plan to linger and enjoy this time together.
The annual Memorial Golf Tournament has been cancelled
due to lack of participation. This was to be played Saturday,
March 3, so catch your refund on this Saturday, March 3, at
the Golf Garden between 9 and ,10 a.m.
Check with your daily offerings as to when will be the
last class date. It varies from class to class, and includes
bridge, euchre, line dancing, ballroom dancing, aerobics, cre-
ative writing, mah jongg, knitting and tai chi.
The Singles folks will be having their final cocktail party
at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, with Janet taking reserva-
tions, 837-7522. The final luncheon will follow the March 7
General Meeting at the Rum Runners in Baytowne Wharf,
Juanita and Marianne coordinating, 837-2319.
Book Discussion will have their final gathering of the year
at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Destin United Meth-
odist Church, 200 Beach Drive. The focus will be. the book,
"The Laws of Evening" by Mary Ykari Waters. Mark any
"must read" agenda with the selections for next year: Janu-
ary "The Poet of Tolstoy Park" by local author Sonny
Brewer; February "The Other Bolyn Girl" by Phillippa
Gregory; and March "The Memory Keepers Daughter" by
Kim Edwards.
Computer Club is ongoing throughout the year, meeting
the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. at the Faith Assembly Hall, Geronimo Street.
Kudos to Donna Bruder, our very own secretary of the
Walton County Snowbirds for a hole-in-one on Feb. 20 at the
Golf Garden, hole number 3 (or, was it 4?) using a pink ball!
Gotta love those female hole-in-oners! First ever for Donna,
and we are mighty proud.
Kudos to Marilyn Hirsch, our retiring Ladies Luncheon
chair and her committee who put on a spectacularly enter-
taining afternoon for 230 women at the Sandestin Hilton.
As they say, 'it takes a village' and here are those village
membci's who made it all possible: Eunice Collins, Mary
Vilwock, Kay Noren, Julia Luonma, Millie Holtr, and Nancy
Gehrke. Those mennbers who donated handmade one-of-a-
kind door prizes were Beverly Byerly, Lou Fossen, Marilyn


Kolonick, Julie Luoma, Kay Noren, Ginny Tupper. Plus ku-
dos to the local merchants who participated in making the
afternoon special to all the attendees. -
Kudos belatedly to Jan Seals and her committee for giv-
ing us an evening, set in candlelight, with yum treats to tide
us through the night, at the Snowbird Dance held at the
Sandestin Conference Center. We appreciate all that you and
your committee did to make that a very special evening..
Kudos to euchre winners Mary Ellen Bouwmeester, Ruth
Mathews, Sally MacKenzie and Sue Alfred, and in the men's
division, Robert Dreesen, Bill Mathews, Tom Walker, Carl
Jenner.
"My Studio Artists" will be the featured watercolor and
acrylic display at the Coastal Branch Library off of 331 for
the month of March. Featured are some of our own snow-
birds, sharing their talents to the community. Come see.
Storage will not be taking your membership fees when
dropping off treasures for storage till next season. Anyone
not a member ofWalton County Snowbirds must make other
arrangements for storage. Volunteers will be on hand at the
Affordable Storage on Sugar Drive, which is just past Good
News Methodist Church, U.S. 98, beyond the intersection of
U.S. 98 and CR-30A on the south side of the road.
While cleaning out foodstuffs; please bring unused canned
goods to the storage and they will deliver to the local food
pantry. Here are the dates for this season: 3 4 p.m. on
Monday, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. When planning a return
to this area next fall or winter, make sure to check our web
site so that all can coordinate pick-up with storage open-
ings. They are printed under 'storage.'
Golf playdays remaining for the season are Adara on
March 5. Call the pro shop at .689-1111 with a credit card to
confirm a reservation with a Walton County Snowbird mem-
bership number. Bluewater Bay will have a shotgun tee time
at 9 a.m. on Mondays, March 12 and 19, same info required
as above, 897-3241. Golf scramble will have a final outing
on Wednesday, March 7, with payment required in advance
via co-chair Sue Dickinson, 837-1457 or Duane Niver, 837-
4570. $42 includes 18-hole play, cash prizes and luncheon
buffet.
As we approach the end of this season, we relish another
good winter and always look forward to good health which
will allow us to return. We have a of'reeeely beeg' shoe to fill
for next year and rely on the membership-at-large to come
forward and offer their talents to fill those shoes. Please come
forward to chair the Ladies Luncheon. We have in place a
committee to facilitate these responsibilities. President Mike
Serniuk will welcome your generosity. Contact him at 837-
1623, or m _serniuk@hotmail.com.
If that is not in one's expertise, consider being a part of
the upcoming Variety Show as a carpenter, participant, be-
hind-the-scenes, costumer, and other duties. Contact Jim Des
Roches, 269-2029, or djimartha@aol.com.
In case some of those who have the car stuffed with sou-
venirs and are headed north, we wish you 'Godspeed' and a
return in good health next season. Anyone who chaired or
volunteered one or more of the activities should consider
themselves very special in the eyes of the Walton County
Snowbirds. The organization couldn't exist without their
talents, and they are appreciated.
For more information, go to
www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com or call 837-9937 or
nagehrlke(@yahoo.cotm.


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