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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 8, 2007
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Walton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Walton -- DeFuniak Springs
Coordinates: 30.721389 x -86.119444 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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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 THE BREEZE


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ORCHIDS
AMONG US
Doris and Bob
Mueller raise or-
chids at their Santa
Rosa Beach home.
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VOLUME 118 NUMBER 10


3 SECTIONS


THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


50 CENTS PER COPY


ATTEMPTED
KIDNAPPING
NEAR LAKE
DE FUNIAK
13-year-old es-


capes
10A


abduction.


NOKUSE TO
CORRIDOR
AUTHORITY:
NO WAY!
Conservationists
oppose use of
Nokuse land to im-
prove mobility on
U.S. 98 corridor. 1C



WALTON
COUNTY
PREVAILS IN
SCENIC
CORRIDOR
LAWSUIT
Federal judge
grants summary
judgment dismiss-
ing business owners'
challenge to code en-
forcement; appeal
planned. 1C



CARING FOR
THE
CAREGIVER
Local agency aims
to provide relief to
those caring for
loved ones. 12A



DOG SHOW
A HOWLING
SUCCESS
The event packed
the Walton County
Fairgrounds for two
days as participants
from all over the
South came to com-
pete. 10B



M.C. DAVIS
PLANS
NATURE
CENTER
The Nokuse Plan-
tation owner plans
to construct
'Biophilia.' 2C


Paxton to



partner with



Laurel Hill


By REID TUCKER
On Tuesday, February 27,
the Paxton Town Council met
with officials from the city of
Laurel Hill, its mayor, James
Dunn, and building official
Tim Bolduc in a special meet-
ing. The two groups met to
discuss a proposed joint ven-
ture on the part of the two
cities regarding the sewer
system.
Mayor Dunn said the lack
of adequate sewer systems is
a "strain on our infrastruc-
ture that we didn't see five
years ago." Laurel Hill offi-
cials are currently in the pro-
cess of bringing their plans
for a sewer system into com-
pliance with state regula-
tions. "We stumbled around
for six months with little re-
sult", Dunn said, and now
the city is left with "only four-
teen days" to come up with a
plan for Bolduc to bring be-
fore the state
Laurel Hill is involved in a
building project with Per-
centages LLC, a construction
and land development firm,
that has laid the groundwork
for 90 home subdivision
spread over 400 acres. How-.
ever, this is but the first
phase of a 17-year timeline
that will eventually include
890 homes.
Bolduc said the chief purpose
of this venture with Paxton
is to "get Laurel Hill pre-
pared." The developer has a
degree of responsibility to in-
sure proper sanitation for the
prospective residents once
the subdivision is completed,
so until a decision can be
reached about how to resolve
the sewer issue, no forward
progress is being made.
The hitch in the plan is
that Percentages wants a


guaranteed number of taps,
or connections, to the sewer.
Laurel Hill may have a prob-
lem satisfying this criterion,
as so many of its residents
have been using their own
septic systems for years and
might find the prospect of
"city water" too expensive.
Many being elderly residents
are also on fixed incomes.
Dunn said that they were
"trying to avoid mandatory
connection" on behalf of
these senior citizens. Dunn
further said that the propo-
sition is mainly in the inter-
est of city businesses who
have long petitioned the gov-
ernment for action in this
regard. Development, in both
respects, Bolduc said, "is
waiting on us."
The city of Laurel Hill has,
according to Bolduc, three
options. They can work with
Paxton to form a co-munici-
pality management of an ex-
panded sewer system as
Lockhart and Florala have
done in the past, construct a
plant in available land south
of Laurel Hill, or construct a
plant inside the city limits of
Laurel Hill. The latter two
options would necessitate the
.assistance 6f a private com-
pany to construct the plant,
a situation deemed undesir-
able by Mayor Dunn and oth-
ers. He said that his city
"would rather deal with an-
other municipality" rather
than "a private provider."
Laurel Hill is, despite its ad-
versity, "in a position to de-
cide how to move forward,"
Bolduc said.
The main reasons for the
proposed agreement with

see PAXTON 11A






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CHARLES PETERS, of Peters Municipal Associates (back-
ground), speaking to Laurel Hill's building official, Tim
Bolduc.



Proposal sets


aside habitat for


salamanders


By LEAH SRATMANN
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (USFWS) is propos-
ing to designate 31,000 acres
of land in Florida; Georgia
and South Carolina as criti-
cal habitat for the flatwoods
salamander. The lion's share
of the land is in Florida. Pub-
lic input on the proposal
must be received by April 9
and may be sent to
lindalaclaire@fws.gov.
According to the proposal,
posted on the agency's
website, "To the extent that
designation of critical habi-
tat provides protection, that


protection can come at sig-
nificant social and economic
cost. In addition, the mere
administrative process of
designation of critical habi-
tat is expensive, time-con-
suming, and controversial.
The current statutory frame-
work of critical habitat, com-
bined with past judicial in-
terpretations of the statute,
make critical habitat the
subject of excessive litiga-
tion. As a result, critical habi-
tat designations are driven
by litigation .and courts
see HABITAT 11A


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THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPME1 T COUNCIL of Walton County installed new offic-
ers for its board of directors at the aninually-held membership meeting on January 16 in
DeFuniak Springs. The chairman of the Walton County Board of County Commission-
ers, Kenneth Pridgen, was invited to attend to install the 2007 slate of officers. They are
Sally Merrifield, president; Dewayne Youngblood, president-elect; and Barbara Jones,
secretary/treasurer. Other special guests attending were District 5 County Commissioner
Cindy Meadows, and Jonathon Dunn of Emerald Coast Aviation.
The membership meeting is held annually for the EDC Board of Directors and general
membership to install new officers, review the accomplishments of the previous year,
and to present the goals and objectives for the upcoming year. Shown here are (L-R)
Kenneth Pridgen, Sally Merrifield, Dewayne Youngblood, Albert Paris, Cindy Meadows
and Barbara Jones.


Walton County



stays consistent



with overall goals


By DOTTY NIST
As in 2006, the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners' (BCC) top
strategic objectives for 2007
will be: to develop a compre-
hensive program for paving,
bridges and infrastructure;
to direct growth away from
natural resources; to pro-
mote development of more di-
verse, higher paying jobs and
infrastructure to support
them, i.e., attainable
workforce housing and mili-
tary impact coordination; to
provide equitable recreation
facilities-for different areas of
the county; improve public
relations; to instill confidence
in county government, and
continue to redefine/refine
Walton County's government
services and the county's role
in accomplishing regional ob-
jectives.
At their Feb. 27 strategic
planning session, the, com-
missioners told their plan-
ning facilitator Dan Beeman
that they wanted to stay with
these objectives, which they
had set one year ago.
"I personally think they're
very comprehensive," said
District 3 Commissioner
Larry Jones.
"I think they'll do a good
job of guiding us where we
need to go," Jones added.
The strategic planning
process initiated last year in-
cludes related training for
county departments and the
setting of performance mea-
sures to determine whether
strategic objectives are being
met. All departments will be
mapping core service prac-
tices and identifying critical
success factors that are nec-
essary to meet goals.
Beeman noted that a per-
formance management pro-
gram has been implemented
with the county depart-
ments. He said this will al-
low performance to be evalu-
ated "on the basis of fact, not
spin."
"This is no doubt a team
effort," commented county
Public Works Director Lyle
Ziegler.
"It's a continuing process,"
noted county Citizen Ser-
vices Director Ken Little.
Budgeting is to be linked


"I think they'll do a good job of guiding
us where we need to go, District 3 Commissioner
Larry Jones, speaking of strategic goals set by Walton
County.


to performance of strategic
objectives, and funding re-
quests and requests for new
employees will be evaluated
against the strategic plan.
With evaluations now be-
ing prepared by the depart-
ments, "we'll be able to see
where we can make some
changes and adjustments,"
Beeman explained.
Bonnie McQuiston,. presi-
dent of the Walton County
Taxpayers Association, called
the county's strategic plan "a
great first step."
"If you're results oriented,
that benefits the county," she
added.
DeFuniak Springs resi-
dent J.B. Hillard also
complimented the commis-.
sioners on the planning ef-
fort. Hillard said he had been
concerned with the escalat-


ing number of county em-
ployees. He recommended a
hiring freeze and possibly a
reduction in the county com-
mission and constitutional
officers' work force.
Beeman brought up the
topic of remedies being pro-
posed in Tallahassee for high
property taxes in the state..
Among suggestions for legis.
lative action have been elimii
nating property taxes and
replacing those revenues
with additional sales taxes;
along with the legislature
setting limits on local govern-
ment spending.
Jones said that, with the
discussion currently taking
place, and with the county
not knowing for sure what
the outcome would be, he
see GOALS 11A


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Potential scheme targeting


elderly and disabled citizens


' The Tax Collector's office
has become aware of a recent
mailer received by some Wal-
ton County residents. The
mailer includes a blank copy
of the state "Application for
Disabled Person Parking
Permit", and offers to process
the application for a fee of'
$25 or $32 for an additional
parking permit. The mailer
was sent from Delray Beach,
FL, and asks that the appli-


cation be completed and re-
turned with a copy of the
sender's driver's license or
Florida ID card along with a
check payable to them.
The exploitation results
from the fact that a disabled
parking placard may be ob-
tained from. any tax
collector's office with a com-
pleted application for no
more than $1.50. In fact, the


Walton County Tax Collector
waives the fee for this permit
completely.
Tax Collector Rhonda
Skipper has informed all
Florida Tax Collectors of this
matter, and is seeking a re-
view to determine if there
has been a violation of
Florida law. "Although it is
unclear if these actions are
unlawful, they are clearly
unethical and I want to en-


sure that none of our citizens
are subjected to unnecessary
costs and fees," stated Skip-
per.
For more information on
applying for a disabled park-
ing permit or any other ser-
vices provided by the tax
collector's office, visit the tax
collector's website at
w w w waltontax -
collector.com, or call 850-892-
8121.


WHS groundbreaking


ceremony scheduled March 9


Walton County School Dis-
trict invites everyone to at-


tend the Walton High School
groundbreaking ceremony on


Friday, March 9, at 9 a.m.
Look for the Bloodmobile


from the Northwest Florida
Blood Center.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007

COMMUNITY CALENDAR)


THE RED BAY COMMUNITY CENTER INVITES every-
one to join them Saturday March 10, 2007 for a meeting to
elect new members to the board. There will also be a Chili
Supper complete with dessert beginning at 5 p.m. This will
be followed by elections. The public is encouraged to attend
and vote.


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SYLVIA BRUNER accepts donation from Chris Wilicox,
Wal-Mart store manager:


Wal-Mart presents

Rotary with donation


PDL FD to help storm victims


The storms came through
this area and the loss could
have been local, so some of
the local volunteer
firefighters are doing what
they normally do, helping
those in need.
After the tornados struck
the Enterprise Alabama area
Thursday, Ponce de Leon Vol-
unteer Fire Department vol-
unteers decided to assist
their neighbors to the north,
and are asking for the


public's help.
After hearing about the
storm damage and loss in
Alabama, the small rural
Holmes County Fire De-
partment's members decided
to start collecting canned
goods, bottled water, baby
supplies and monetary dona-
tions to assist those affected
by the storms.
Volunteer firefighters say
they will be taking the sup-
plies to the area next week
with everything collected go-


ing directly to the communi-
ties affected by the storms.
Ponce de Leon Fire Depart-
ment volunteers will also be
assisting with cleanup and
other needs.
If anyone would like to as-
sist. they may bring supplies
or donations to the Tri-
County Music Festival tak-
ing place all day Saturday,
March 10, at Blue Springs
Park in Ponce de Leon.
The Festival is a way to
raise funds for Ponce de


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.


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fee and trophies awarded), a used t
variety of bands, vendor project
booths and plenty of food.
There is a $5 cover charge
for ages five and up. The
event is outside and hose
who attend will need to bring
their own lawn chairs. No
coolers or alcohol allowed.
Those not attending the
festival, may simply drop the
donations off.at the festival.
They may also take dona-
tions to the Ponce de Leon
Fire Department, just south
of Hwy. 90 near the water
tower on the west end of '
town.' Mako checks or nion'ey
orders payable to "Ponce de
Leon Fire Department".
For information, call 956- Nx,, ..
2985.



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via Bruner, president of
eFuniak Springs Rotary
was pleased to accept a
ous donation from Chris
ox, store manager for the
Wal-Mart. The club mem-
xpressed their gratitude
e contribution to the as-
es and management at
Wart. The money will be
to support the club's area
;ts. One of the 2007 ser-


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"Florida Licensing on Wheels" at Freeport City Hall


The FLOW (Florida Li-
censing on Wheels) unit will
visit Freeport City Hall ev-
ery Tuesday from 9 a.m. -
3:30 p.m. This mobile driver
license office offers most
driver license services that
other driver license offices
provide. There are no extra
fees.
FLOW services provided
include: Florida driver li-
cense renewals (up to 18
months in advance); rein-
statements, name changes,


address changes, new driver
licenses for incoming person-
nel and their families, a mo-
torcycle endorsement added
to a Florida Driver License,
(Motorcycle Safety Founda-
tion completion card is re-
quired) issue/renew Florida
State Identification cards,
and voter registration appli-
cations. Cash or check is ac-
cepted payment.

Note: If you have been
married and need to change


your name on your drivers li-
cense, please ensure you
change your name with the
Social Security Office at least
24 hours prior to requesting
our service. This will allow
time to update information
in their computer system.
Bring the letter issued by the
Social Security Office, the
original or certified copy of
your marriage certificate and
old driver license. Florida
law requires new applicants
obtaining a Florida driver li-


cense or identification card to
provide two forms of identi-
fication i.e. a primary docu-
ment and also a secondary
document. The primary
document must be a U.S.
birth certificate, a U.S. Pass-
port, an approved INS docu-
ment, or a driver license from
another approved state. At
this time there are 20 states
that do not meet Florida's
screening standards. They
are: Alaska, Iowa, North
Carolina, Utah, Connecticut,


Benefit to assist Altman family


A benefit concert and cook-
out for Mike Altman, Jackson
County deputy, shot in the
line of duty is planned for
March 11. Deputy Altman
was a Freeport resident un-


til two years ago when he and
his wife, Dorthy Jean, moved
to Marianna, Fl. Mike
Altman was buried on Feb. 3.
in Freeport, his hometown.
The concert and cook-out is


to help Mrs. Altman with the
many expenses remaining.
Everyone's invited to attend
and enjoy food and music by
the "Ralph Kline, The Story
Man and Burnt Copper


Band" on March 11, 12:30
until 4 p.m., on the. corner of
U.S. 331 and Hwy. 20 in front
of the Hair Parlor and Cor-
ner Cafe in Freeport, Florida.
Barbecue plates are $5 each.


Bright House franchise hearing set


The City of DeFuniak
Springs is holding a public
hearing notice on Tuesday,
March 13, 2007, at 5:30 p.m.
at City Hall, 71 US Highway
90 W., DeFuniak Springs,.
Florida, to receive input from
residents relating to the re-


newal of the cable television
franchise with Bright House
Networks.

Specifically, residents are
asked to comment upon their
experience with Bright
House Networks' provision of


services. Residents are also
asked to comment upon cable
and related services they
would like to see offered by
Bright House Networks in
the future.
While residents may com-
ment on any issue they feel


appropriate to raise, it
should be recognized that the
city has no authority over
Bright House Networks'
rates or over the specific pro-
gramming channels Bright
House Networks' offers on its
cable system.,


OWC offers COBRA training session


.. Okaloosa-Walton College
will offer a Correctional Of-
ficer Basic Recruit Academy
at the college's Chautauqua
Center in DeFuniak Springs
for those who wish to train
for one of Florida's fastest
growing careers. Informa-
tion sessions will be held at
6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at
the OWC Chautauqua Cen-
ter, located at 908 Hwy. 90
West in DeFuniak Springs
to provide information on the
program, the application pro-
cess, financial aid and more.


Coursework in the OWC
program will start May 7 and
can be completed in two se-
mesters (approximately 7
months), through night and
weekend classes including
training in Florida, criminal
law, firearms, medical first-
responder, defensive tactics,
and other areas.
The program prepares stu-
dents for state certification in
order to qualify for county,
city or state jobs throughout
Florida. Certification also
transfers to other states and


the training qualifies for fu-
ture credit toward dual cer-
tification in law enforcement.
Financial aid is available and
VA benefits may be utilized.
Alabama residents qualify
for a special in-state tuition
rate.
"There are immediate job
openings available in this
field and the OWC program
prejjares students for the
state certification needed to
enter this career," noted
Brian Shonk, OWC's Direc-
tor of Public Safety. "We've


even had students hired
while they are still enrolled
in our academy program be-
cause of the job demand."
Shonk noted that the OWC
Public Safety Division is des-
ignated by the state as the
region's Criminal Justice
Training Center for correc-
tions, law enforcement and
cross training between ca-
reer fields.
For information call (850)
729-5378-or visit www.owc.-
edlu/publicsafety.


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ATTENTION: PARENTS
OF SIXTH GRADERS. All
children must be immunized
for the seventh grade. The
Walton County Health De-
partment will be offering the
required tetanus, diptheria,
and pertussis vaccination at
all middle schools in Walton
County. Paperwork deadline
is March 28, 2007.
Walton Middle School will
be participating on April 2,
Freeport Middle School on
April 3. Emerald Coast
Middle School and Seaside
Neighborhood School will be
on April 4. Paxton School will
participate on April 5, and
Walton Academy on April 6.
For more information,
check with the child's school
'clinic or the Health Depart-
ment at 892-8015.


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EDITORIAL

PERSONAL COMMENTS


) LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


EDITOR'S COMMENT


The power



of choice

By RON KELLEY
Back when I was a young boy (and dinosaurs
still roamed the earth), I remember overhearing
my uncle talking to a local businessman about the
town's prospects. The man said, "What this town
needs is three or four good funerals." Both men
chuckled at the thought.
The fellow meant that there seemed to be a few
select businessmen and town officials whose pur-
pose, apparently, was to keep DeFuniak Springs
from growing and taking its rightful place among
major Panhandle cities.
Today, DeFuniak Springs is poised to make a
giant leap forward into this still-new millennium
and I take a slightly more conservative view. I think
all we've ever needed were three or four good elec-
tions.
Qualifying for the next city elections begins
March 13 and ends March 16. That's only four days.
The election itself will be held April 10. City elec-
tions used to be held in early summer, but the or-
deal of campaigning in the sweltering heat con-
vinced the city council to move election day to the
spring.
Council member seats are open, as well as the
city marshall. There is also a referendum regard-
ing changing the terms of council members from
two years to four.
All of the current council members are fine, de-
cent men, yet there appears to be a general un-
happiness with city government. Despite this, last
year's election season came and went without a
whisper, without a single challenger. This year, the
talk is louder and more focused, but talk is cheap.
Those unhappy with the city's management
should get involved. Run for office or support some-
oie who will, and then take a 'friend to the polls
and vote. Make your voice heard.
That's the American Way and there is just no
substitute.
As for extending terms to four years, few things
seem less needed. With staggered, two-year terms,
there are city elections every year, giving the people
of DeFuniak Springs ample opportunity to guide
their city's future. Ironically, they don't seem much
inclined to exercise that power very often. In fact,
nearly all council members serve multiple terms.

For this reason, I don't favor the change. Elect
the wrong person and four years can seem like a
lifetime. If a new official did their homework, they
can get up to speed in a couple of months. If they
didn't bother, they're probably shouldn't be there
at all.
It's your choice and believe me, if there's one
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Editor,
As most folks are aware, the undersigned is a resident
of our little gem of a city not by an accident of birth, but
by choice. Overall, I have since my first visit here more
than twenty years ago, considered DeFuniak Springs to
be. one of the best-kept open secrets in the country a
beuatiful setting around a lake that takes' on different
fascinating, characteristics at different times of day and
at different seasons and different weather conditions; a
place where there are many friendly, welcoming residents
and few curmudgeons. In short, a great place to live.
Unfortunately, even as in Eden there was. a serpent,
there are issues in our city that are less than Edenic. Some
of these issues are the result of very rapid growth in the
Northwest Florida area, but some are not new and are no
better nay, even worse than they were when I first vis-
ited here in 1986. Which brings me to the wretched con-
dition of many of our city streets. They were bad more
than 20 years ago. and they are worse now, yet nothing
seems to be in the works to rectify the problem. Everyone
knows that some of the worst ones are Bruce Avenue, Bay
Avenue and 11th Street. Before someone comesup with
the fact that Bruce and Bay are also county roads, let me
point out that is no answer, and it leaves 11th Street and
all the other streets so beloved of the front-end alignment
people. Why has the city not cooperated with the county
to resolve the problem in all these years? One notices that
our county roads everywhere else in'our large county are
in good to excellent condition and are well maintained.
What's wrong with this picture, folks?
I ask: Does'the city not have the funds-for-streetm'ain"-
tenance and improvement? If we have no money then now
on earth can we even think of a building a new city hall?
If we have no money for roads and streets, where will we
o'et the money to make our city employees more comfort-
able? I certainly agree that they need more space, because
the staff is giong to grow along with the city. but what are
the priorities here? The convenience and safety of the citi-
zens or the comfort of our admittedly hard-working and
deserving city employees? Early on in the course of tak-
ing nmy Masters Degree in Public Administration (this is
the degree one needs for city management, among other
public sector jobs), we had an entire semester devoted-
solely to the art of setting priorities. Perhaps a refresher
course is in order here.
Finally, a lesser but still important issue arises.
We now have a code enforcement department, and its
members have been doing a bang-up job of taking care of
those unsightly, ubiquitous yard sale signs, and-in enforc-
ing our somewhat peculiar (in my humble opinion) ordi-i
nances dealing with signs in general. Judging, however,
by the motley array of signage on U.S. 90 West and else-
where, it seems this ordinance needs a tad of polishing
up. But I digress from my main complaint here. I confess
I have not had time to look up the ordinances or Health
Department regulations or whatever may apply to the
condition of one's house and yard, but surley there must
be some regulation or regulations that Code Enforcement
could enforce when not busy with yard sale signs.
I refer to the many, many yards not just back and side
yards, but even front yards are piled with every imagin-
able kind of debris, from junk cars, trucks and other ve-
hicles, to old engines, rotting lumber, and countless other
items. Pride has evidently failed to affect this situation,
and things of this sort affect all of us. This is where gov-
ernment plays its proper role-or at least, it is supposed to.
How does it affect all of us, aside fr-om the unsightliness
of it all? In these accu mu nations of debris are ideal breed-
ing grounds for rats, snakes, noxious insects and all man-
ner of disease-producing biota. What can be done about
this? And why has something not already been done'?
When \will something be done'?
Once again, let me say that DeFuniak Springs is, over-
all, a fine city with fine people and that's part of' what
attracted me to it. Everything I have said here is meant
to be constructive, not destructive. Setting these issues in
a satisfactory way would go far toward making our home-
town an even liner place to live one we could truly brag
about to less fortunate folks living in, say. Baton Rouge.
LA, Fayetteville, NC or other places I consider unfit for
human habitation.
Keith Rowland
DeFuniak Springs, FL





Editor:
Regarding my Letter to the Editor in response to conm-
ments by Ira Bass: I have made a ,terrible mistake! In lill,
response to the comments by Mr. Bass, I inadvertently
used the wrong name. My response was limeant to be, to
Ira Bass NOT Ira Hall. 1 apologize for any problems that
miy error may have caused.
Sincerely,.
Lynn Touchton


Editor:
This letter is directed to all tax-levying organizations in
Walton County, including but not limited to the county govern-
ment, two municipalities, constitutional officers, school district,
water management districts, North Walton Mosquito District,
South Waltom Mosquito District and South Walton Fire Dis-
trict.
Our mission is to strive for efficiency and accountability in
local government. We believe that the massive increases in the
size of government, budgets and spending in Walton County in
recent years cannot and should not be sustained. The exces-
sive spending and huge growth of local government .are the
result of large tax and income surpluses. The economic future
of our county has been compromised by these explosive growth
and spending patterns.
Rising insurance and housing costs, a downturn in the real
estate market, inequitable cost shifting as a result of our prop-
erty tax system, make it difficult for people to live and' to con-
duct business here as well as discouraging new investment in
our county.
We call upon every governmental agency to hold the line on
spending for the FY2008 budget year. To achieve this goal, we
respectfully recommend the following "budget policy" be
adopted for your proposed FY2008 budget.
Establish a base budget at actual expenditures for FY2007
with no increase except for the limited growth-allowed by state
law in the roll back level. Require each department to scrub
every expense category and to suggest cuts or reallocations
necessary to spend no more dollars than were actually spent
budgeted in FY2007, whichever is less. We suggest that this is-
I i. I.true "bake" budget. :. ,
Any adjustments to this base budget for inflation, popula-
tion or other relevant factors will be publicly disclosed. In any
case, increases in budgets and spending will be no more than
the rate of inflation plus population change (determined in an-
nual audits).
Separately list and rank any requested increases or supple-
mental items in priority order and provide clear justification
for each item including any consequences of not funding the
item.
Separately list and rank any capital project requests, includ-
ing any previously authorized projects not yet under contract,
in priority order.
Assume a freeze on future hiring and deem all unfilled posi-
tions to be temporarily unfunded until otherwise authorized
based on priority ranking. These positions may be filled later
by the governing body for the taxing authority based on the
priority for current or future needs.
Adjustments or increases, if any, to the FY2008 base budget,
once budgets have been approved, will require that funds be
reallocated from other accounts.
Ensure that surplus revenue is invested in. emergency and
budget stabilization funds or returned to taxpayers.
Require voter approval for any tax increases. We be-
lieve that adoption of this recommendation will establish a clear
understanding and basis for limited spending and growth of
government. We request that government officials demonstrate
leadership by affirming their commitment to true principled\
conservatism, which is fiscal discipline and limited government.
Walton County Taxpayers Association
Bonnie McQuiston. President



Editor:
I would like to thank everyone involved in the Chautuaqua
this year. My daughter and I attended the Victorian Tea and
found the people, place and food to be outstanding! I don't know
how it is possible, but I think I enjoy it more every year!
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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.

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.

WALTON SENIORS MEET EVERY SECOND Monday of each month for fun and, fellow-
ship. Next meeting is March 12 at the Walton County Extension Office on Hwy 83 at the
Fairgrounds.


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23, and 30). Eat in or take
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per filet (fried), french fries,
coleslaw, or baked beans and
homemade dessert. Cost for
adults, $8, children, $5 un-
der the age of 10 years. Ad-
vanced tickets available. Call
892-9247 or 333-0603.

PAXTON BOBCAT
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
will hold their meeting on
March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Paxton Town Hall.
For further information,
call Rickey Adams at 834-
2524, Phil Anderson at 834-
6387, or Leah Ann Wilkerson
at 834-3994.

CHAUTAUQUA
QUILTERS INVITE NEW
and experienced quilters to
meet together to enjoy their
craft. CQ meets the second
and fourth Wednesday at 9
a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of DeFu-
niak Springs at 88 Circle
Drive.

MARK THE CALENDAR
FOR APRIL 14, 2007 for the
DeFuniak Springs Festival,
sponsored by the
Chautauqua Hall of Brother-
hood and ARC. Come 'tr a
day of food, fun, entertain-
ment, and.activities.uch as
arts and crafts, kid's games,
face painting, photography, a
silent auction, andi'TThch
more. The festival will be
held at the ARC facilities at
Walton Road and Highway
83 North. Admission is free
and the fu'n runs from 9 a.m.
4 p.m.
For vendor fee and more
information, contact Kim or
Bonnie at 892-5013 exten-
sion 1.

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 Imperial Palace.
Cost $25 per person, get $30
play card free. Cut off day
March 5. Call Judy Manning,
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Boy Scouts Troop 25 of DeFuniak

Springs back in action
The Boy Scouts in DeFu- Wood Derby. This is a race each den will be going to the
niak Springs started back up against other scouts within District Derby on March 17,
in January of this year. On the same age group using to race against the winners
February 17, they joined the cars the scouts built them- from all packs within the
Freeport pack for .the Pine selves. The winners from district.


Troop 25 invite any and all
boys from first grade to age
17 to come joint he fun of Boy
Scouts. The scouts have a
Zoo Snooze, campouts, hik-
ing, swimming, canoeing,
pine wood derby, space derby
and lots more planned just
for the the next couple of
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A REVIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY I LJ11
Holliness Church 971 W. Live Oak Ave., DeFuniak Springs.
Brother Larry Willoughby will be the guest speaker March
19 through 24. Services begin 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Howard
Taylor invites everyone to attend.
THE SUNNYLAND BLUEGRASS GOSPEL BAND will
host a sing at Glendale Baptist Church on March 10, 2007
at 6 p.m. The Dixieland Grass, with Coy Yates, will join them.
Everyone is invited. Meals will be served afterwards.



Tivoli High School memories to be shared


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 Walton 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.walton-
countyheritage.org.


WHS drama club hosts Miss Walton County


The Walton High School
Drama 'Club is proud to
present the 2007 Miss Wal-
ton County Pe-ait at the
Walton High School Audito-
rium in DeFuniak Springs,
Florida on March 31.
This pageant is an official
preliminary to the Miss and
Little Miss National Peanut
Festival Pageants.
Miss Walton County-
ages 17-21 by October
2007:
Contestants must be a
resident of or attend school
in Walton County. The win-
ner will represent Walton
County at the Miss National
Peanut Festival Pageant.
Contestants will compete in
Interview, verbal communi-
cation, evening gown, and on
stage questions.
Teen Miss Walton
County-ages 13, 14, 15,
andl6:
Contestants must be a
resident of or attend school
in Walton County. Contes-
tants will compete in inter-
view, evening wear, and on
stage questions.
Junior Miss Walton
County-10, 11, and 12 years
old
Young Miss Walton
County-7, 8, and 9 years old 0
Contestants must be a
resident of or attend school
in Walton County. Junior
Miss and Young Miss Contes-
tants will compete in evening
gown and on stage questions.
Little Miss Walton
County-First Time First
Graders:
Little Miss Contestants
must be a resident of or at-
tend school in Walton
County.The winner of this
pageant will represent Wal-
ton County at the Little Miss
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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testants will compete in
evening wear.
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tact David Pert at 850-892-
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WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriff's Deputies
arrested the following people during
the week ending March 4, 2007:
Debbie Dahdah, 47, Freeport,
Worthless checks x2,
Michael Ray Curry, 39, DFS, Con-
tempt of court,
Nicholas Wiggs, 27, FVOP,
Andres Matias Andres, 25, DFS,
No DL,
Pete Loveless, 54, Freeport,
MVOP,
Theodore Meeker Perkins, 18,
Miramar Beach, Possession of can-
nabis -20 grams,
Everett Raymond Putnam, 23,
Nashville, DUI,
Shawn L. Morse, 26, Paxton, War-
rant (Okaloosa Co.).
S.W., 14, Westville, Battery on
school officer, disruption of school
function,
Don A. McCaskill, 51, PDL. FVOP,
Alton Lawrence. 46, Bessemer,
MVOP, FVOP, dealing in stolen prop-
erty,
Ramon Cabrera Alvarez, 22, SRB,
No valid DL.
Dennis Rogers Washington, 32,
Destin. DWLSR,
Charles D. Hall, 34, Moulton, MS,.
MVOP,
Jonathan Hess, 26, FWB, MVOP.
Christopher Nabors, 22,
Crestview, MVOP,
Jason Soucy, 30, Miramar Beach,
DWLSR,
Tomas Silva, 25, SRB, No valid
DL,
Heath Fountain, 28, Andalusia,
FVOP.
German Ramos-Lorenzo, 25.
Destin, No valid DL, failure to obtain
DL,
Wendy Marie Coulter, 27, SRB,
DUI,
Darnell Cundiff, 43, DFS, DUI,
FVOP,
Griselda Gomez. 18. Freeport.
Possession of controlled substance,
No DL,
Eugene Walker, No age given,
Pensacola, Possession of controlled
substance in state prison,



DFS

POLICE

REPORT
Officers of the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department arrested the follow-
ing people during the week ending
March 4, 2007:
SSteven Michael Harper, 29, DFS,
DWLSR,
Michael Fleming. 22. 6FS. Pos-
session of controlled substance.
Francisco Quintana. 26. DFS, No
DL,
Sani Jones.: 59. No address given,
Failure to report crash to LEO.
Jeffrey Wise, 42.: Em,'n, .-or
DWLSR.


Bryan McKinney, 48, Freeport,
FVOP,
Michael Carter, 24, Freeport,
FVOP.
Garry Burgett, 30. Pensacola.
Possession of controlled substance,
poss. of drug paraphernalia, DWLSR,
poss. of suspended DL,
*Zackery Lynn Mixon, 22, Freeport,
Grand theft. DWLSR,
Samuel Stephens. 45. Crestview,
Resisting LEO w/o violence, disor-
derly intoxication,
Samuel Avery Reeves, 20, Free-
port. FTA.
Jason Michael Oliver, 20, Free-
port, Worthless checks x5,
SC.K.. 16. Niceville. Theft, posses-
sion of controlled substance,
B.W.. 16. Niceville. Theft, posses-
sion of controlled substance.
Jonathan Cody Rodgers, 24,
Shalimar. FVOP.
Shawn Michael Douglas, 28,
Navarre. Battery domestic,
Kenneth Troutman, 49, PDL,
Worthless checks x2,
William McGinnis. 53. Freeport,
Possession of cannabis -20 grams,
poss. of paraphernalia,
Anthony Lee, 41. Jacksonville,
DWLSR, no registration, altering vali-
dation sticker.
Julius Edward Brown, 20, DFS,
DWLSR.
Albert Jay York. 44. DFS. MVOP,
Nicolas Patton, 33, SRB. FVOP.
*,Alberto Alvayado, 18. Fort Myers,
No valid DL,
Clyde Hunter Ill. 18. PDL. Pos-
session of controlled substance x3.
Abigail Fernandez Guizar, 24,
FWB. No valid DL.
Stephen Taylor. 25. Freeport.
Fraudulent use of credit cards.
*. Ernest Massey. 54. No address
given. Violation of conditional release.
Shane Lee Wilson. 31. DFS, Ab-
sconded on parole (Michigan).
Nico Minardos Clark, 33. Baton
Rouge. DWLSR.
R.S.D., '12, Miramar Beach, Petit
theft,
Diana Hendrix. 57. Seacrest
Beach, Worthless checks.


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


FWB: Fort Walton Beach
PCB: Panama City Beach
DOMV or Battery DOMV: Domestic
violence
DL: Driver's license
NVDL: No valid driver's license
DUI: Driving under the influence
(drugs or alcohol)
WC: Worthless checks)
DWLSR: Driving with license sus-
pended or revoked
By law, juvenile arrestees' names are

listed only as abbreviations, e.g.,
"John Smith" would be "J.S."


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007



Attempted kidnapping




near Lake DeFuniak


The DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice Department (DFSPD) re-
ported an attempted kidnap-
ping of a 13-year-old female
on the evening of Feb. 28.
DFSPD public information
officer Eddie Nelson said
that police received a 911 call
around 8 p.m. on that
evening.
The alleged incident took
place near the intersection of
Live Oak Avenue and Circle
Drive. The caller told
DFSPD officer Richard Black
that she was on a sidewalk


near Circle Drive when an
unidentified Hispanic man
approached her.
She described the man as
about 30, dark skinned, with
a mustache, wearing a white
crew neck shirt and blue
jeans.
The man reportedly
grabbed her arm and ordered
her to get in a car, while pull-
ing her toward his vehicle.
The girl said that she kicked
the man in the shins and ran
away. He got into his vehicle,
which she described as an


"older model small sized
black pickup," and drove in
her direction, but eventually
disappeared.
The girl said that she be-
lieved the man was the sole


occupant of the vehicle.
Anyone with information
on this alleged incident may
call DFSPD at 892-8513, or
Walton County Crime Stop-
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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 onApril 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 fori 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 AMATE TR RADIO CLUB meets on
the first Tuesday of each month at the EOC on il)vis Lane.
DeFuniak Springs at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 951-2881.

MARK THE CALENDAR FOR APRIL 14, 2007 foi the
DeFuniak Springs Festival. sponsored by the Ch('auttaliqua
Hall of Brotherhood and ARC. Come for ia day of food. fun.
entertainment, and activities such as arts and crafts. kid's
gamen.os, face painting. pho. t graphy. a silent auction, and
much more. The festival will be held at tihe AR( !';ilities at
Walton Road and Highway 83 Noirth Admission is free alnd
the fun runs from 9 aLm. 1 pI1.
For vendor' fee anll(d l lore inf llill l tio l l contact Kim ii1r
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TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Meeting
Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Niceville Community Center 204 N. Partin Drive (SR285) Niceville City Hall Complex.
The agenda will include the following items:
1. Review Draft 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (Cost Feasible Plan) and Schedule a Public Hearing
for Final Adoption at the April 2007 TPO Meeting
2. Approval of Amendment of the Northwest Florida Regional TPO Interlocal Agreement to change the
Quorum RCeqireinent from 9 to 7
3. Identify a TPO Member to Attend MPOAC Training Institute
4. Endorsement of Highway Safety Grant Application, with Funds to be Used to Develop a Regional Crash
Records Database
5. Review of Draft FY2008 TPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
6. Report from Fort Walton Beach on the City's Actions Concerning Possible One-Way of Perry Street
7. PUBLIC HEARING This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO about
transportation issues
Other TPO related meetings currently scheduled for March 15. 2007:
* TPO Citizens'Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting 9:30 a.m. in the Niceville Community Center
* TPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting 11:30 a.m. Niceville City Hall
* TPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. in the Niceville Community
Center
For more information on these or other TPO-related meetings that might be scheduled please contact Nick
Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914 ext 212. Agendas are available at the TPOQs website at
htllp://t wv\. w\lrpc.dst.ll.uts/owlpo.
The TPO will make reasonable accomniodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms.
Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914 or 850-595-8910 ext 218 at least 48,
hours in advance.


GLOSSARY OF

ABBREVIATIONS:








PAGE 11-A


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


PAXTON

Paxton was the unique state
of its own sewer system: it
currently is only operating at
a fraction of its potential out-
put, thirty percent, allowing
for considerable expansion.
"Paxton would be a good
partner," Mayor Dunn said,
"because it the city is in need
of expanding its infrastruc-
ture." That is, a joint venture
with Laurel Hill could enable
the two municipalities to
cover each other's costs and
establish planned, fixed
prices, whereas with a pri-
vate provider, Bolduc said,


FROM FRONT

"there could be problems
with the top end."
One such problem would
be the potential for rising
sewer impact fees to pay for
the construction of a new
plant. The available 70 per-
cent of the plant would allow
Laurel Hill to "use Paxton's
capacity immediately,"
Bolduc said.
According to state man-
date, every five years (or
when capacity reaches 50
percent of total output) a ca-
pacity analysis report is re-
quired to determine whether


a sewer infrastructure needs
to be expanded. If this were
the case, the two municipali-
ties could help to cover the
cost of the expansion. Bolduc
said, "It would be easier to
'stay above water' if we were
in it together."
Charles Peters of Peters
Municipal Association, a firm
doing business with both
Laurel Hill and Paxton,
acted as a sort of mediator to
the discussion, providing al-
ternative solutions to the
matter at hand. Peters pro-
posed what he called "the
most logical route," saying
that he would like to have
both municipalities work


with Heritage, a company
constructing a sewage plant
of the same type south of
Laurel Hill, in the event of
expansion. He did say,
though, that in the long term,
more land would be required
to expand the facilities. Pe-
ters generally agreed with
the plans put for by Laurel
Hill, saying that in the event
of cooperation, it could "hold
the developer's feet to the
fire," expediting progression
in the project. Peters said of
the developers, "If they want
a sewer, they have to build
it."
After holding discussion
for some time, the question


was ultimately posed to the
Paxton Town Council as to
whether they were in favor
of such a co-municipal man-
agement of sewer facilities.
The council came to a unani-
mous decision that they were
"willing to expand," and to go
.forward with the plans as
long as there is benefit for ev-
eryone. Councilman Bill
McRae was first to speak in
favor of such an arrange-
ment, saying, "Paxton's going
to need more capacity some-
day," and that sharing the
costs with another small
township was a generally
good idea. "We're in agree-
ment to go forward and ex-


plore our options," he said.
Bolduc said that he would
"lay out their criteria with
the developers," and would
be in contact with the city of
Lockhart to see in more defi-
nite terms how they operate
with Florala. Councilman
Bobby Kemp moved to ad-
vance with the plan as dis-
cussed. The motion unani-
mously carried. The meeting
adjourned at

As a final comment, Mayor
Dunn said that this arrange-
ment would "be mutually
beneficial" and that it "would
mean a lot to both communi-
ties."


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DAN BEEMAN of Beeman and Associates, Inc. is facilitator
for Walton County's strategic pla inning process. Beeman ad-
dresses attendees at the county commission's Feb. 27 special
planning session.


GOALS FR

thought it would be "pru-
dent" for the county to look
at approving a budget within
a specific percentage in-
crease, less than 10 percent,
in order to minimize the im-
pacts of possible legislation
to limit local spending.
"I want to see this board
commit to some number," he
urged.
Jones also1 said he would
like to see the commission
stay with a stable millage
rate over the next few years.
"I think it can be done in
a positive way," he noted.
District 4 Commissioner
Sara Comander said that
Leon County's Web page of-
fers good information on the
current proposals for the leg-
islature and on that county's
position regarding them.
District' 1 Commissioner
Scott Brannon agreed that
the BCC should be proactive


OVI FRONT

in the matter and on setting
the goal of a stable village
rate with no reduction in
county services.
Brannon said he believed
that counties should "have a
say" in how the legislature
deals with the property tax
matter. He suggested trying
to ii)0'ovide some input.
,County Commissioner
Chairman Ken Pridgen sug-
gested working with the
BCC's state lobbyist on the
matter in an attempt to pre-
ven't additional burden on
taxpayers.
Realtor David Kramer
warned that property values
have taken a downturn and
may continue to decline, re-
ducing county ad valorem
reve nues. He urged the BCC
to factor in this situation as
they assess how to prepare
for potential limits on local
spending.


Volunteer Kidcare marketing and
outreach coordinator sought


If you would like to be a
volunteer Kidcare Marketing
and Outreach Coordinator
and attend community out-
reach events then this job is
for you.

The Coordinator will assist


Walton's

second

Teacher of

the Year
By RON KELLEY
Walton County has a sec-
ond 2007 Teacher of the Year.
Sort of, anyway.
Melanie Petty is a fourth-
grade teacher at Atlantis El-
ementary School in Port St.
John. She was named
Brevard County 2007
Teacher of the Year in a cer-
emony held Feb. 28.
Melanie Petty was once
Melanie Martin, a 19
graduate of Walton High
School and is the daughter of
Phillip and Frances Martin.
Now 35. Petty has been
teaching fbr 11 years, the last
five at Atlantis Elementary.
She was chosen out of 5,000
teachers from 87 schools.
"I am so overwhelmed," she
said during the ceremony. "I
feel very grateful to this
county, to the teachers I work
with each day, but most of all
to my students who have
inae me I he tanchehr thll I


local families with complet-
ing KidCare applications
process: assist in creative de-
velopment of outreach initia-
tives; assist in promoting and
generating publicity for
KidCare and general office
task's.


WALTON GRADUATE
Melanie Martin 'was chosen
as Brevard Countyv's 2007
Teacher ofthe Year.




am," according to a story in
Florida Today newspaper.
In addition to the title.
Petty received $1,500. a new
laptop computer, the use of a
car for a year. a trip to a
teacher's workshop and nu-
merous gift certificates.
Mel anie and husband John
have three children.


HABITAT FROM FRONT


rather than biology, and
made at a time and under a
time frame that limits our
ability to obtain and evalu-
ate the scientific and other
information required to
make the designation most
meaningful. In light of these
circumstances, the USFWS
believes that additional
agency discretion would al-
low our focus to return to
those actions that provide
the greatest benefit to the
species most in need of pro-
tection."

What this means in non-
proposal speech is that des-
ignation of land doesn't nec-
essarily provide protection,
but the drive for such desig-
nation is usually the result
of a lawsuit..
According to Matt Aresco,
director of' Nokuse, "the des-
ignation does not protect the
species but gives them pro-


tected land until such time
that someone might need a
federal permit to do some-
thing on the property at
which time the land would
come under federal review. "
Aresco noted the
flatwoods salamander breeds
only in isolated wetlands in
small wet weather ponds.
Since this winter has been
relatively dry. he said that no
flatland salamanders have
beeli spotted at Nokuse. "We
are hopeful we have them.
They are vital to the food
chain in the ponds. They are
very rare and we have only
one known population in all
of Walton County, and there
are only a handful of popula-
tions left, maybe 10." he said.
Adult flatwoods sala-
manders are about four or
five inches long. They breed
and lay their eggs in the win-
ter, then go upland.
The USFWS proposal fur-


their states: "To be included
in a critical habitat designa-
tion, the habitat within the
area occupied by the species
must first have features that
are essential to the conserva-
tion of the species. Critical
habitat designations identify,
to the extent known using
the best scientific data avail-
able, habitat areas that pro-
vide essential life cycle needs
of the species. The flatwoods
Salamander is a terrestrial
species of the longleaf pine
ecosystem. Flatwoods sala-
manders spend most of their
lives underground, and occur
in forested habitat consisting
of fire-maintained, open-
canopied flatwoods and sa-
vannas dominated by
longleaf pine, with naturally-
occurring slash pine.
"At wetland sites, develop-
ing larval flatwoods sala-
manders hide in submerged
herbaceous vegetation dur-
ing the day as protection
from predators. Thus, an
abundant herbaceous com-
munity in these ponds is im-


portant for cover.
"Adult flatwoods sala-
manders move from the up-
lands to breed in ponds that
are typically acidic, tannin-
stained, and isolated, Breed-
ing occurs from late Septem-
ber to December when ponds
flood due to rainy weather
associated with cold fronts. If
rainfall is insufficient to re-
sult in adequate pond flood-
ing, breeding may not occur
or, if larvae do develop, they
may die before metamorpho-
sis. Egg development from
deposition to hatching occurs
in approximately two weeks.
Larval salamanders usually
metamorphose in March or
April after an 11-to-18-week
larval' period. Ponds dry
shortly thereafter. A cycle of
filling and drying is essential
for maintaining the appro-
priate habitat conditions of
these wetlands."

Aresco noted that a large
portion of the land.being con-
sidered for critical habitat
designation is on.public land.


'Keys For Kids' car show scheduled March 31


The first annual 'Keys for
Kids' Car Show,will be held
March 31, 2007 fi'om 8 a.m.-
2 p.m. at Walton High School
Stadium, in DeFuniak
Springs. (take H '-.;N to.
Walton Road). Registration
begins at 7 a.m. Early regis-
tration fee is $20 and on site
registration is $25. Early reg-
istration deadline is March
14, 2007. You may make



Get a jump

start on

springing

forward
Daylight Saving Time Is
arriving early, and staying
singer. Set clocks one hour
ahead on Sunday. March 11.
Starting this year. Day-
light Saving Time has been
changed from its traditional.
calendar dates to a start
three weeks earlier Sunday.
March 11 and a finish onem
week later-Sunday. Novnm-
ber4. Daylight Saving Time
is practiced in order to gain
an extra hour oldaylight 11ur-
ing the early evening, result-
ing in the conservation olfen-
ergy by substituting natural
sunlight for electrical light-
ing.
According to "'The Old
Farnier's Almanac," IDavlight
Saving Time first began in
1918 during World War I to
allow for more evening light
and save fuel for the war ef-
fort. Since then. Daylight
Saving Time has been used
on and off, with different
start and end dates.
Benjamin Franklin first
suggested the idea in 1784.
It was later revived in 1907,
when William Willett pro-
posed a similar system in the
pamphlet. "The Waste of)
Dl)aylight.."
The Germans were the
first to officially adopt their
light-extending' sy\'steml in
1915. followed hbY the British.
and in 1918 the United
States, when l Congress
passed the Standard Time
Act, establishing our time
zones.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY
VISA
MASTERCARD
892-3232


checks payable to Walton
High School. 555 Walton
Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433. This event is spon-
sored by WHS Key Club and
.Chautauqu.a Cruisers and


proceeds will go to benefit the
Children's Literacy Program.
Admission will consist of a
new children's book.
WHS Key Club is a com-
munity service organization


sponsored by Kiwanis of De-
Funiak Springs. Contact
Johnnie Kay Ealum, WHS
Key Club Advisor at (850)
892-1270, ext. 4489, or (850)
951-3726.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE

OF

LAND USE AND RE-ZONING

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

FREEPORT PLANTATION LLC LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT AND
ZONING ASSIGNMENT

'Approximately 343-acres; Parcel 14-1S-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 J
Development (UD) !
Current Zoning Designation: "
Rural Residential (RR)
Requested Zoning
Designation: High Intensity .,, ,
Commercial (C-2) ... -

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.
4

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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Walton County Chamber Implements


its "Chamber Cares" Program


E DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD., THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007

S,.. 'WA/
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The Walton County
Chamber is implementing its
"Chamber Cares" program to
assist the Enterprise Ala-
bama Tornado Disaster Re-
lief to benefit storm victims.
The program, which began
March 5, is an easy, conve-
nient way for chamber mem-
bers and their customers to
help victims impacted by the
tornadoes. The purpose of
the Chamber Cares program
is to provide an avenue for
members and their custom-
ers to unite in support of a
common cause. This pro-
gram was initiated in 2005
with the Tsunami Disaster
Relief in Asia and the Cham-
ber raised over $3,000 for
those victims.
"I went to help in the clean
up efforts as Enterprise is my
hometown and where I also
attended Enterprise High
School. I will tell you it is
absolutely heart wrenching,
especially for such a small
town. The pictures on TV do
not do the damage justice.
The high school was not the
only affected area, the tor-


nado was mile wide and was
on the ground for a little over
8 miles, straight through the
city. There were neighbor-
hoods that were just wiped
out. Our neighbors face a-
long and difficult recovery
process, and we want to do
everything we can to help


them," said Michelle
Tommey, Vice President of
the Walton County Chamber
of Commerce.
Chamber members and
their customers can help
their neighbors in Alabama
by simply donating items
such as baby supplies, blan-


THEY WILL BE delivering these and other items to Ameri-
can Red Cross centers in the Enterprise area that are part of
the relief efforts.


Caring for those who care


By ROBIN NEWTON
Those who assume the role
of caregiver usually did not
apply for the position, nor did
they plan this as a career
choice. The job of caregiver is
often a spur-of-the-moment
decision or a gradual as-
sumption of added responsi-
bilities when a loved one de-
velops a condition that re-
quires supervision. Brain
disorders of all types dictate
the need for caregivers. Ev-
erything from Alzheimeris to
stroke to brain trauma can
leave someone in need of a
caregiver.
The importance of
caregivers and helping them
to reduce stress will be the
focus of the Friendship
House discussions during the
week of March 5.
The Friendship House, lo-
cated at 52 Juniper Lake
Road, is now open from 9
a.m. 2 p.m. for those who
wish to stop by and learn
more about brain disorders.
Appointments are available
for other times. Visitors will
be treated to complimentary
coffee. You can reach them at
(850) 892-0565.


Caregiver tips:


Allow others to help you.

Have a sense of humor.

Focus on what your patient
can do, not what they canit
do.

Do not fear leaning on oth-
ers.

Maintain a consistent
schedule throughout your
day.

Take one day at a time.

Take care of yourself. You
can't help someone else when
you are exhausted.
Your patient is not inten-
tionally being difficult. They
cannot control their behavior.
Be gentle and supportive. Do
not get irritated.

Simplify your life fi make
things as easy as possible.


Occupy your patient with
simple chores.

Avoid settings that have a
lot of noise and distractions.

Expect sleep disturbances.
Symptoms always worsen in
the evening.

Major changes in routine
will cause behavioral
changes.

Do not give patients too
much responsibility.

Expect your patients to be
frustrated and anxious.

When possible, provide
memory aides.

Do not argue with the pa-
tient.

Maintain a sense of humor.

West Florida Hospital
Memory Disorder Clinic


kets, batteries, radios, food,
water or anything else that
those people affected might
need. Monetary donations
will also be accepted.
Persons \wishing to do-
nate items can drop them off
at the chamber office in
Santa Rosa Beach or in De-
Funiak Springs If a dona-
tion needs to be picked up.
contact the chamber at 267-
0683 or 892-3191.



MICHELLE TOMMEYI
VICE PRESIDENT of'the
Walton County Chamber,
sh.wainig off a usamplh of
what the Chamber is col/-
lectingi to take to Enter-
prise. AL this weekend.


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Are You Looking for a FREE Summer
Prekindergarten Program for your 4 year old?

EiRLV Walton County School District's Voluntary PreK
-LEARNING
AT!ON 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 dge 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

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Child's name Birthdate
(please print)
Parent/Guardian name
(please print)

Address Phone
(please print)


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San Francisco -


the city by the bay


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD/BEACH BREEZE THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


THE FISHERIA.V'S WH.ARF .s(;,\'
proudly announces the famous stretch of
piers and docks that line the San Fran Bay.
It is one of the best places in the city to get
fresh seafood.


Photo and story By:
CHUCK HINSON

The Tony Bennett song says, "I Left my heart
in San Francisco." For many who tour the city
by the bay, they have left everything to be a part
of the California town that has it all and offers
even more.
Located on the San Francisco Bay in the north-
ern part of the state, San Francisco is a world
travel destination. The city is filled with world-
renowned restaurants, site-seeing wonders,
iconic structers and buildings and one of the
most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, any-
where on the west coast.
To many that make their pilgrimage to San
Francisco, it is the wine country that draws them
to northern California. More vineyards line the
surrounding fireas around San Francisco, than
any other location in the nation. The city's tem-
perature stays a constant...cool. That is what
makes the Napa Valley area around the bay
area, so conducive to wine growing.
Icons like Lombardi Street, the Golden Gate
Bridge, Alcatraz Prison, the Trans-Atlantic high-
rise, Mission Dolores, and China Town, are all
world-famous locations that attract millions of
tourists a year. But there are so many other lo-
cations and points of interest that have not been
on any Hollywood movie set, that are just as
interesting and are now seeing record numbers
of tourists visiting daily.


LIKE A SHINING BEACON to all those who arrive by boat, cross over, or view from ad -
distance, the Golden Gate Bridge is the icon of the San Francisco area.
San Francisco is among one of the world's hilliest cities, Streets display signs that say
curb your tires," and "don't forget your parking brake." They remind locals and tour-
ists that their vehicles can roll from one end of the city to another, right into the San
Francisco Bay.
.Towering above San Fran, is probably the city's most famous structure, the Golden
Gate Bridge. At 4,200 feet long and with towers that rise 260 feet in the air, it is one, of
the world's longest bridges.
Opened in 1937, it has brought traders, tourists and commuters in and out of the city.
Just outside the San Francisco city limits, in Sonoma County, just on the other side:of
the Golden Gate Bridge, sits Nob Hill Park. The war memorial to all those-who have
served in the various branches of the military. It sits majestically over the bay and over-
looks the bridge and is a famous stop on the tour route for people to get a glimpse of the
entire city, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay without having to fight
the horn-blowing and the constant traffic.
While walking, driving or taking the famous cable car, there are three stops that are a
definite: They might be on the tourist maps and the "must stops," but they are there for
a gbod reason.
The Palace of the Arts, the Presidio and1i--,sion Dolores, are all points of history and
beauty as each marks a different and sometimes difficult time that the city of San Fran-
cisco went through in the early years of settlement, even up to the great fire that de-
stroyed several blocks of the city in the early 1900s.
There are daily tours that take tourists by bus and cable car to these sites and all
charge an admission or an in-kind donation. Despite the price, a piece of American his-
tory is evident in every brick, silent cannon or headstone that graces that property.


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THE BALCLUTHA
VESSEL was once
used to import and
export goods in and
out of the city. It
now sits in the bay
and can be rented
for events, weddings
and can be toured
on. a daily basis.


Moving along the bayfront, you head into Fisherman's and the San Francisco Wharf. Here any tourist novelty
item, t-shirts, replicas of the Golden Gate Bridge and hat that says. "I got shook up in San Francisco," can be
found. But be-idte- the tuiiri;sts top- and hundreds of gift sliops, there is also the famous Fisherman's Wharf
restaurant row where the crab is fresh and the bread is even fresher.
.From the time you step on to the street, the smell of fresh bread, crabmeat sandwiches piled up 8-12 inches and
boiled shrimp fills the air. There are numerous seafood, Italian and Chinese restaurants that line the wharf, and
most have excellent views of the San Francisco Bay and harbor.
From Greek salads topped with lump crab meat and steaming boiled shrimp, to the best vino and desserts on the
west coast, .served with a hot fresh bread baskets, any hunger can be satisfied.

A suggestionkthat I was given
S was not to fill-up on too much of
.. the entree so you can have room
for samplings at the Ghirardelli
Chocolate factory, located just a
.... few blocks from Fisherman's
SWharf. The world famous
chocalatier has been selling the
? confections for more than 100 ;
years and has been named "the
., best chocolate in the world."
...There are daily tours and of
course a sweet shop on the site
of the factory for those who want
tocarry more than just memories
home.


THE STEAM ENGINE AND PADDLE WHEEL sits near the
Maritime Museum on the San Francsico Bay pier: It is a reminder
of what transportation was like in the 1800s.


LOMBARD STREET, OR REFERRED to as the world's
crookedest street, is travelled by millions of cars annually. The
famous street is photographed by magazines, photographers and
tourists, about as much as the Golden Gate Bridge.


A.LC.AT.RAZ PRISON. THOUGH NOW' st0ti qouitl'y in the Soan
Francisco Bay, was once the home for ..'oiu.: jthe oist violent crimi-
nals in the West. Today, daily tours take tourists into the hoh!.. and
rooms that made this fortress such an historic icon.


WHAT A SWEET PLACE TO WORK and visit, The Ghirardelli Chocolate
Company in San Francisco, produces some of the world's finest confections.
On the wharf also sits Pier 39. It is a mecca for tourists with a variety of shops, restaurants, nightspots and
history. Around the same area, just blocks from Pier 39, is the Fisherman's Grotto. It is another location for fishing
vessels, million dollar yachts and incredible, world-renowned restaurants with spectacular views of the city, har-
bor and bay.
Sitting on the same strip of real estate is one of the oldest reminders of the days gone by. The Balclutha is a
historical vessel that was built in 1883 in Scotland and sailed around Cape Horn many times, bringing various
treasures, trades and other goods from Europe to the states, via the port of San Francisco.
Several other historical pieces of the shipping era dot the paved strip that winds around the bay including a
paddle wheel, heavy ropes used to dock boats, in the 1800s and museums dedicated to the preservation of the
shipping industry on San Francisco Bay.
Moving further down the boardwalks and piers of the city, Alcatraz Prison begins to come into full view. The
famous prison that housed some of the nation's worst criminals, still sits in the middle of the bay. Though not used'
as a maximum security facility anymore, the tours seem to leave all those who visit, with an eerie feeling of being
locked-up with the ghosts of the prison's criminals.

Looking back into the city, the famous Lombard.Street, also
known as the crookedest street in the United States, comes '
into view. Winding down the side of the hill, flowing quickly I
into the San Fran Bay, one gets an image that this is one of ;
the only places in this metropolis where you have to slow down
and take in the view.
Behind the street. high-rises and archetictual structures such ".
as the Trans-Atlantic Building and other well-known land-
marks, absorb the skyline in the business district. ..
Art galleries, museums, retail shopping, five-star hotels, -
world famous restaurants and nightclubs, theatres, the China
Town district and many other icons and marvels, crowd the
streets of San Francisco. Too many to mention, the down-
town area is one place that requires a full day of sight-seeing,
a good map and a great pair of tennis shoes.
With a city such as Shn Francisco and all that it has to offer,
it has been suggested and I found out the hard way, that it
takes a good week to explore and discover the many wonders \
of San Francisco. A modern city with many historical land- V
marks and lessons, it appeals to all and offers everything to .
anybody.
For more information on the city of San Francisco, Napa THE BRONZE STATUE THAT SITS on'
Valley or the San Francisco Bay area, log on to Knob Hill reminds all those who visit the
www.sanfrancisco.com. Find out why Tony left his heart and war, memorial park on the San Francisco
why others just simply lose themselves in the city by the bay. Bay of the dedication that the soldiers had
during the numerous American wars.


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PerCina DarCene iCughes
and
Steven DeWayne f-ladley, 3r.
are happy to announce their
engaaement and wedding ate.
Darlene is the daughter of
T'amm m 14-Uli-les and P'Robert Toster
of DeTuniak Springs.
'-er grandparents are the
-late Doris and'Noah Coker of Athens, gA
and
NMerke andflie late Joe Tucker ofColbert, GqA.
She is a 2006 honor radiatee of Walton Nigh.
Steven is the son of
Steven and PTeggy '-ladiey, Sr. of 1Bonitfai
and Veronica Staton of Nississippi.
'-Uis grandparents are
Carl and 'Betty '-adlei of 'Bonifajy.
'-e is a 2003 graduatee of
Jackson Academl of Applied Technolopj
andis currently a volunteer firefighter.
Steven and 'Darlene are both
emnploed at Wal-'Mart of DeFuniak Sprin-s,
where they met, and
both ao to school at Okaloosa Walton Colieae.
The wedding is on 'March 24, 2007
at 2 p.m. at Gully Springls Baptist
onl '-wv. 9o in 'onifay, with a
reception to follow in the fellowship hall.
All family and friends
are invited to attend.
L.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8,2007

Shelter q9-ouse, Inc. Sweetheart gala and Auction a success


Shelter House, Inc. sin-
cerely appreciates the busi-
nesses and friends who en-
sured that the 4th Annual
Sweetheart Gala and Auc-
tion was a huge success.
Thanks to their generosity,
all the funds raised through
tickets sales and auction bids
were- available for Shelter
House's work with domestic
violence survivors.
The sponsors to be recog-
nized and thanked are
Champion; Verizon Wireless;


Visionary; AmSouth/Regions
Bank; Protectors; Naylor Re-
alty, Professional Moving
Services (PMS),Valparaiso
Realty, Vanguard Bank;
Guardians; Beach Commu-
nity Bank, Embarq/ Sprint,
First City Bank, Landrum
Professionals, the Boat
Marina,Morgan Keegan; Ad-
vocates: ABC Mortgage Co. of
NW Florida,Bryan's Pest
Control, Dixielectricar, Free-
port Auto Parts,Iron Horse
Realty, Prudential Merrifield


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Michelle Strange of Pooler announces the
t-ngagement and forthcoming marriage of her
daughter, Jeannie Strange, to
Judson Brantley Watson, son of Donald and
Elsie Watson of Cumming.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late
Donald R. Strange, and the granddaughter of
Hal and Jean Smith. of Niceville. FL, and the
late Buford and Mary Strange, of Loggootee.
Indiana. She is a graduate of Meadowcreek
High School in Norcross and the University of
West Georgia. where she earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree in psychology. She is currently
employed as a nanny in the Atlanta area.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Donald
and Betsy Watson, of Camilla and Sylvia
Pickard and the late Tom Pickard, of
DeFuniak Springs. FL. He is a graduate of
No,.rth Forsyth High School in Cumming and
Georgia Medical Institute. He is a veteran of
the U.S. Army, having served two tours of
duty in Iraq as a combat medic. He is cur-
rently employed as a registered medical
assistant at Piedmont Hospital in Marietta.
The couple will be married on May 12. 2007
at St Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in
Atlanta, with a reception to follow at
Hollycrest Hall in Marietta.
They plan to reside in Marietta.


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An ensemble cast of vet-
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Theatre performers invites
the public to spend some dx-
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Rat, Badger, and their oh so
interesting human friends.

This is a show that will ab-
solutely delight audiences of,
all ages...from youngest to


oldest.., .a show for the entire
family.
"The Wind in the Willows"
runs March 23, 24, and 25.
Friday and Saturday perfor-
mance times are at 7 p.m.
and Sunday's matinee begins
at 2:30 p.m. The Florida
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downtown DeFuniak
Springs 'at 840 Baldwin Av-
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are $12 for adults and $10 for
students 22 years and
younger.
For more information or to
purchase tickets, call 892-
9494 or email
info@fcweb.org.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007




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Blacklaw, Cindy Cook and Marie Murphy, family support
worker: Front row, Priscilla Cook, Kristen Cook and Jock
Cook.


F.
Chris and Wendi Holden would like to an-
nounce the birth of their third child, Isabella
Susanne Holden.
Isabella was born on December 18, 2007 at Sa-
cred Heart Hospital. She weighed 6 lb. 10 1/2 oz.
and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home
by big sister Kayla Paige, 10, and big brother
Gavin Lee, 4. Maternal grandparents are Derral
and Patti Skinner of DeFuniak Springs, Pater-
nal Grandparents are LeeRoy Jr. and the late
Susan Ann Holden of DeFuniak Springs. Great
' grandparents are LeeRoy Sr. and Vera Holden
of DeFuniak Springs, Al and the late Lillian
Schottroff of DeFuniak Springs, John Sr. and the
late Velva Lee Hooks of Freeport, and Wilma
Skinner of Doucette, TX. Isabella was also wel-
comed by Uncle Ron and Aunt LeeAnn Wallace
with cousin Jaden, Uncle Randall, and Uncle Ike.


Healthy Families Florida
(HFF)/Children's Home Soci-
ety (CHS), recently held its
first graduation for the fami-
lies it serves in Walton
County. There were approxi-
mately 70 people in atten-
dance. Three families have
completed the in-home visi-
tation program and were rec-
ognized for their accomplish-
ments.
HFF/CHS provides a free
' and voluntary service to new


and expectant mothers
throughout Walton County. If
you are currently pregnant
or have a newborn less than
,three months old, you are en-
couraged to call 892-7056 to
inquire about eligibility.
A special thanks goes to the
First United Methodist
Church for providing its Fel-
lowship Hall to hold the,
graduation ceremony. CHS
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Gipson; in front is Aaron Gipson.


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all the families and children
in attendance.


Oni tle afternoon of Saturdaiy,
'February 10, 2dt
Kjrystal ylin 'Richardson


and
Dominic Jeffrey Orlando
were united in marriage under the
intimateliv-decorated poolside gazebo at the
Courtyard 'Ma rriott. '-otel in Sandestin.
'A reception was held after the cerenmoin for
the tfamiili and friends in attendance.
'For their honeiemoon, the couple enjioifed a
week long staJy at the 'Pop Cenrturf *Rt'sor ar
Walt 'Disnei World in OrLano.
'Dominic and X'rtstal are now res lI ,
at their home in 'Freeort.
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All friends and family are
cordially invited to attend a
birthday gathering in honor of
Mrs. Vera Holden to be held
on March 25, 2007
Beginning at 1 p.m. and
ending at 5 p.m.
The gathering will be held
at the museum room
located on Circle Drive
in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
No local invitations are being sent out.


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history, food, entertain-
mient, prizes, leisure, and
music.
The festival will be held
on March 31, at Walton
Career Development Center
Grounds in DeFuniak
Springs.
The food will be outstand-
ing, featuring dinner plates.
The pre-sale price is $7 and
fit for the Royal Court. The
menu will include roasted
beast, leg of turkey, herbed
bread, royal cake, herbed
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Miss DeFuniak

Springs makes her ,

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MISS DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS 2006 Ashley
Garcia shares poetic advice
on teeth with the Head Start
class on Valentines Day.


Ashley Garcia, Miss De-
Funiak Springs 2006, has
been very involved in com-
munity events during her
year-long reign. In addition
to representing her home-
town in the Miss National
Peanut Festival Pageant in
Dothan, Alabama, she vis-
ited with residents of the
Stanley house, participated
in the Relay for Life, and
learned about peanuts at
the Richardson Farm.
For a final public appear-
ance, Miss Garcia made a
Valentine's Day visit to the
Head Start classrooms on
Davis Lane. After reading
children's stories to the
three pre-school classrooms,
Ashley and fellow youth


ASHLEY GARCIA AND FELLOW BEAUTY QUEENS
Devero Bogart and Jasmine Minniefield take a minute to
pose for a photo with Ms. Ida Murphy's class at the Tri-County
Head Start in DeFuniak Springs.


ambassadors, Jasmine
Minniefield, Junior Miss De-
Funiak Springs 2006, and
Devero Bogart, Miss Warrior
7th-grade 2007, shared
drinks and snacks with the
children.


After passing on her crown
and title, Ashley Garcia
plans on graduating from
Walton High in May, 2007
and pursuing a degree in pre-
pharmacy at Wallace State
Community College.


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celebrated their 50th wedding anni-
versary on March 3, at the Out Reach
for Christ Church. "We would like to 4
thank the Lord for giving us 50 years
together," said the Adkinsons. "We also
want to thank our friends and family Y
. ,, for coming. We want to give an extra _,
thanks to our six children and their
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Remembering a

supernatural walk


by DR ROBERT M. JAYE
In Matthew we find the
miracle of Jesus coming to
the disciples walking on the
sea (Matthew 14:28-34).
With the wind contrary, they
saw His wonders on the great
deep of their distress.
Peter made a bold request.
"Bid me come unto Thee on
the water" (x 2. S It was not
too gi e.,i for he said "If it be
Thou." Let us not doubt, but
walk even as He walked, not
on water, but in truth and
kindness. Let us seek the
privilege of walking with
Him, for there is firm footing.
Jesus always gives a gra-
cious invitation. "He said,


Come" (v.29). The door was
open for the faith of Peter.
The Christian's walk is a su-
pernatural one. We walk by
fnith Tli txhc, isemn of tho


When Peter saw the wind
and rough sea, he was afraid
(v.30). Remember, our faith
will be tried. Walking in
Christ's ways can become a
terror and a labor when our
eyes are off Christ
Himself.
Note a speedy deliverance.
When Peter said, "Lord, save
me" (v.30), immediately
Jesus caught him (v.31). In-
stant confession of the need
for help brought instant sal-


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vation from the storm. Peter
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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 Sprji,- Pastor Howard Taylor and congregation
welcomes you to ,ir,- Sp:irt filled worship services where we II treat
you in so many different ways, you will have to like some of them.
Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p:m., Wednesday night
prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are cordially invited and welcome. For
a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-4704.

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

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

FIRST APOSTOLIC CHURCH at 440 Orange Ave. Church atten-
dance doesn t have to be dull, mundane and a burden to your life!
When was the last time you attended a church where there was a
spirit of excitement and an abundance of the Spirit of God? This church
family at the First Apostolic Church would love for you to come and
experience the kind of worship and relationship that the Apostles en-
joyed having when the Christian church was first birthed! Our Sunday
services start at 10 a.m. for Sunday School for the children-and wor-.
ship and preaching service for the adults. Sunday Evening begins
with prayer at 5:30 p.m., and then worship service follows at 6 p.m.
Our Wednesday night Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. We have prayer
meetings on Thursday Evenings beginning at 6 p.m. Come and expe-
rience the'Holy Ghost power the way God intended church to really
be!. If you have any questions or need ministry assistance, feel free
to call the church at 892-7882. Rev. David W. King, Pastor.

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, fellows hip, 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.
v


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 pt 6 p.m. Small Group
Activities are held each Wednesday at 6 pm.

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

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

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of High-
way 90 on Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy Head just before
the Okaloosa County line. Grace Community is a church committed
to historical Southern Baptist principles and believes that the Church
is called, not to reflect its culture, but to shape it. We believe that faith
must be lived as well as affirmed, therefore, right living derives from
right believing. We hold to a high view of Scripture believing the
Bible as our final authority and 'that it stands in judgement of us,
never do we stand in judgement of it. Sunday morning worship be-
gins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School at 11:00 and evening bible study
at 6:00. Wednesday night prayer meeting at 6:30. If you are tired of
playing church, come help us shape the culture where we are learn-
ing 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 Uis your
church home.

HISTORIC SAINT AGATHA S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is located at
144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs.. Sunday Eucharist, Rite II, is
celebrated at 10:15 a.m. The Eucharistis 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, Ghurch 11:00 AM, Sunday Evening 6:00 PM.
Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM. Awana for children on Sunday eve-
nings from 4:30 to 6:15. For more information, call Cheryl at 892-
3260.

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

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE MINISTRIES, a Home Missions Church,
within the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. (ALJC). We believe
in the love, mercy, and life changing power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Come and go with us .as we walk the Glory Road, according to the
scriptural teachings and not the traditions of men. Sunday Services
are being held at the DeFuniak Springs Community.Civic 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 Cel-
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: 6:30 p.m. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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

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

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

VICTORY LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Highway 90 at
the Mossy Head Community Center across from the Mossy Head
general store. We would like to extend to all an invitation to come
and join us and be blessed. We are a church 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 652-46.10. 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.


Attend the church of your

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orWglT4J fIES


Estelle Weber Wehner, 80,
of Santa Rosa Beach, FL,
died Feb. 26, 2007 at Sacred
Heart Hospital, Santa Rosa
Beach, FL.
Born of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Leroy Weber, Sr., of Taft, TX
on Oct. 6, 1926, she gradu-
ated with a bachelor's degree
in communications with an
emphasis on radio and tele-
vision broadcasting from the
University of Texas in 1950.
She was one of the first
people on television in
America at KTBC Television,
Austin, TX. She Married
L.G. "Vern" Wehner in Aus-
tin on May 11, 1957.
She was preceded in death
by her brother, James Weber,
and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Leroy Weber, Sr.
She is survived by hus-
band, L.G. "Vern" Wehner, of
Santa Rosa Beach; son, John


Ward


Maude Trotman Ward, 95,
beloved mother, grand-
mother, great-grandmother,
and aunt, died March 3,
2007, in Tallahassee, Funeral
services were held Tuesday
in the Culley's Meadow Wood
Timberland Road Chapel.
Maude was born in Walton
County, spending her early
years in Alaqua, where she
attended school and church.
Later, moving to DeFuniak
Springs, she continued in
high school and met and mar-
ried Eugene Ward, joint
owner of the Chevrolet deal-
ership. Muade taught school
for 16 years in Walton
County and had fond memo-
ries of the faculty and stu-
dents at Paxton School,
In 1948, the family moved
to Tallahassee. She worked
several years at the Florida
Highway Patrol until 1974
when she retired to care for
her ill husband, who died in
1975. Maude enjoyed an ac-
tive life with her children
and grandchildren, who gen-


erally expected to have hot
dogs and fresh-baked cake
when they visited her. Before
her eyesight failed, she en-
joyed making latch-hook wall
hangings and quilting.
Maude was a member of
Parkway Baptist Church.
She enjoyed listening to reli-
gious music and to Charles
Stanley's In Touch programs.
She is survived by five chil-
dren: Miladeen Hostetter,
Gloria Ward, Sarah Johnson
and husband, Dallas
Johnson, Christi Gray and
husband, James Gray and
David Ward and his wife,
Judi Ward, She is also sur-
vived by 12 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild and
many nieces and nephews.
The family has lost its
"Queen Mother," but she will
be cherished and remem-
bered for years.

She was preceded in death
by her husband of 47 years,
William Eugene Ward.


Wehner and his wife Jill; two
granddaughters, Brianna and
Mary Christine, of
Destin,FL, and brother, W.L.
Weber Jr., of Houston, TX.,
and numerous other rela-
tives.
Funeral services were held
on Thursday, March 1, 2007
at St. Rita's Catholic Church
137 Moll Drive Santa Rosa
Beach FL, 32459.
Interment was held at Taft
Family Cemetery in Taft, TX,
on Monday, March 5, 2007.
Estelle wished for memo-
rial donations, for cancer re-
search, to be made in her
name to: M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486
Houston, TX 77210-4486,
Phone: (800) 525-5841.

Clary-Glenn Freeport
Chapel Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.


1474 Hwy. 83 N.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433


It is with great sadness
that we announce the pass-
ing of Carolina (Lynn)
Johanna (Bakker) Hanlon a
deeply loved mother, omi,
and great-grandmother.
Born in Maastricht, Hol-
land to Cornelius J. and
Johanna Bakker, she mar-
ried the love of her life,
Leonard Hanlon in
Maastricht, Holland and
moved to the U.S. in 1958 to
become a proud U.S. citizen
and military wife of 35 years.
A resident of Niceville, she
is preceded in death by her
parents and a brother
Willhelm Bakker.
She is survived by her sis-
ter, Corrie Bos and husband,
Charles; brother, Hans
Bakker and wife, Annemie as
well as numerous nieces and
nephews in Holland.
Surviving children include
daughters, Diana
Armbruster- nd companion,
Rex Brannon of DeFuniak
Springs, Joanna Tousignant
and husband, Pat of Choctaw
Beach, Carolyn Smith and
husband, James of Niceville,
and one son, Daniel Hanlon
of Niceville.
Surviving grandchildren,
Jennifer Bryan and husband,
Robert of DeFuniak Springs,
Heather Spaid of DeFuniak
Springs, Justin Spaid of
Warner Robbins, GA,. Scott,
Tousignant and wife, Jeannie


The family of Verla Mae
Nowling would like to ex-
press their deep appreciation
to those who came to visit,
offered prayers, and brought
food during her illness and
passing.
A special thdhks to the
nurses in the ICU at'
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of Niceville, Joseph Spaid
and wife, Kimberly of DeFu-
niak Springs, Petty Officer
3rd Class, Andrew Weaver of
Niceville, Jesse Spaid of De-
Funiak Springs, Candace
Tousignant of Choctaw
Beach and Brandon Weaver
of Niceville; great grandchil-
dren, Katelyn Bryan,
Cameron Floyd, Caleb
Bryan, Bryson Cox, Skyler
Spaid, "Little" Joe Spaid and
Kaydance Harrison.
Carolina lived her life to
the fullest surrounded by her
family and friends both here
and in Holland. No one could
have asked for a better
mother, wife, omi, great
grandmother or friend. An
amazing woman who
touched so many lives, we
loved you dearly in life and
will love you forever.---"un-
til we meet again" Goodbye.
A time of visitation will be
held from 6-8 p.m., Monday,.
March 12, 2007 at Heritage
Gardens Funeral Home of
Niceville.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
March 13, 2007 at Heritage
Gardens with burial follow-
inig in Heritage Gardens
Cemetery. Floral arrange-
ments are being accepted.

Arrangements are en-
trusted to Heritage Gardens
Funeral Home.


Healthmark Hospital, and to
the staff at the rehab and
nursing home. We are grate-
ful for your caring support
during this sad time. May
God bless each of you.

The family of Verla Mae
Nowling


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Thank You

We want to thank our
friends, neighbors and rela-
tives for their love, prayers,
food, visits, flowers, plants
and concerns during the ill-
ness and passing of Charles
Allison Day.
We especially want to
thank the First Baptist
Church ladies and the Argyle
Baptist Church ladies for
providing the food for our
family, relatives and friends.
We could not have come
.through it all without your
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


SPORTS




FHSAA updates: New rules for schools


By PATRICK CASEY
The Florida High School
Athletic Association has up-
dated several high school
sports classifications for the
next two years including bas-
ketball, golf, volleyball and
soccer for the upcoming
2007-08.school year.

Walton, South Walton and
Paxton find their girls and
boys basketball districts un-
changed while Freeport and
Ponce de Leon will now share
the same district in basket-
ball for the next two seasons.
Freeport saw District 1


grow by two teams as PDL
and Vernon have been
shifted from District 2 into
District 1 in Class 2A. Those
two squads will join the Bull-
dogs along with Jay, Baker
and Pensacola Christian to
form a six-team boys bracket,
meaning 12 district games
during the regular season.
The girls side of the equation
will feature five teams
(Pensacola Christian does
not field a girls basketball
team) with Freeport having
to fight for a playoff spot
against Jay, Baker, PDL and
Vernon.


PDL fans will likely enjoy
the new district as they no
longer have to fight
Cottondale for a district title.
The Hornets were left in Dis-
trict 2, leaving PDL as the
girls power in District 1 en-
tering next season. PDL and
Vernon's boys teams will
make the district one of the
stronger ones in the area if
Jay and Baker improve in
2007, as is likely.

However, one break the Pi-
rates did not catch is the shift
of Tallahassee North Florida
Christian and Maclay into


District 4. For the Pirates to
make their third straight trip
to the girls basketball Final
Four, they will likely have to
beat NFC or Maclay in the
region final, instead of hav-
ing those squads come out of
Region 2.

Soccer will see the Walton
boys face Chipley, Pensacola
Catholic and South Walton
for the next two years with
the Walton girls facing those
same three schools plus
Marianna in District 1 of
Class 3A. Freeport's boys will
compete in District 1 of Class


2A against Panama City
Bozeman, West Gadsden and
TPort St. Joe. Freeport does
not currently field a girls soc-.
cer team.

Girls volleyball saw no
changes for Walton and
South Walton as the two
schools are still in District 1,
Class 3A with Northview and
Pens~acola Catholic for the
next two seasons. Freeport
will stay in District 1, Class
2A and will face off against
Baker, Jay, Pensacola Chris-
tian and Vernon.


Golf was also updated for
the fall of 2007 with Free-
port, South Walton and Wal-
ton all participating in Dis-
trict 2 of Class A. Joining the
three local schools in the dis-
trict will be Panama City
Arnold, Blountstown,
Panama City Bozeman,
Chipley, Holmes County,
Marianna and Wewahitchka.
There are only two golf class
divisions in Florida, Class A
and 2A. In 2006, Walton ad-
vanced to the state tourna-
ment and will have several
golfers back to make another
run this fall.


Panhandle golf- The scene from the green


By PATRICK CASEY
A pair of golf outings over
the last two weeks allowed
my golf group to get an early
look at the DeFuniak Springs
Country Club and the Adara
Golf Club in Crestview.
The DeFuniak Springs golf
course is always a challenge
for area golfers and is in solid
playing shape for early
March. Grass is still hard to
find, but that is true for most
area courses this time of
year. In six weeks, grass will
fill in for a much more plush
fairway for most courses and
DeFuniak will be no excep-
tion.
The local course has been
busy with snowbird activity


of late and Bill Lindsey, who
spends a couple of days a
week in the pro shop, says
play has been brisk, despite
windy and cool conditions
throughout most of January
and February.
The course carries a $30-
$40 price tag with a cart for
non-members, but can be
walked for a much cheaper
rate. A few of the greens are
still recovering from winter,
but all in all the course still
rates as a challenging value.
The Adara Golf Club in
Crestview used to be known
as the Shoal River Golf
Course. A recent foray to the
course brought solid, if not
spectacular, reviews. The


course got a face-lift by shor-
ing up low spots to keep the
course from playing as wet as
it used to be after heavy rain.
The first hole was shortened
to a par-3 while the tenth
hole is now a manageable
par-4.

The 14th hole showed the
most improvement in the re-
design among our group as
the par-5 ends with a large
green via i fairway that used
to be as much mud. as grass.
That is no longer a problem.
The 18th hole was shortened
by moving the green to the
near-side of the water, a
choice that wasn't real popu-
lar among our group. While


the hole is much easier, it
seemed to take away from
the original challenge of the
hole.
To play the course will run
a golfer $40-$50 with a cart
for the round. The changes
seem to have been designed
to make the-course easier, as
several sand traps were de-
leted and water taken out of
play, perhaps to attract a
snowbird crowd and combat
the ever-popular Foxwood
Golf Course on the west side
of town. Still,'improvements
were noticeable and having
more golf venues to choose
from is never a bad thing for
the avid golfer, especially
with spring near.


Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEYi ,:
The Florida High School
Activities Association has en-
dorsed moving their sports
calendar back a week so that
no events will be played-be-
fore the August 20 start date
of school in Florida fobr this
fall. What this means is that
the first football game (Kick-
off Classic) will. now be
played on August 24 with the
regular season opener for
schools on August 31. Volley-
ball suffers the most as an
extra week of regular season
games will be eliminated.
The FHSAA is also looking
for a host city for the Florida
Football Finals in 2007 and
2008. Miami hosted the
event the last two seasons
and drew large crowds,
mainly due to the Miami
schools that made it to the
state championship games in
the larger classifications.
The state is expected to pick
a host city sometime in mid-
April. One a little closer to
the center of the state would
be appreciated by Pan-
handle-Big Bend residents,
but that was the same argu-
ment Miami-area residents
used to get the event in their
area the last two seasons.
Florida State's baseball
team is 17-0 on the year,


though they have beaten no
one of any real note so far
this season. They did capture
a 14-6 win over Florida in
Gainesville in late February,
but the competition will pick
up when they start confer-
ence play against Wake For-
est on March 16. The start is
impressive in the fact that
FSU is hitting the ball ex-
tremely well, and this team
is more of a defensive 'squad
that is the staple of long-time
head coach Mike Martin's
style.
East Gadsden and Port St.
Joe were the only two teams
representing our region in
the boys basketball state
playoffs and neither came
home with a title. East
Gadsden lost in the Class 4A
semifinal to Lakeland
Kathleen 60-48 while Port
St. Joe fell to powerhouse
Jacksonville Arlington Coun-
try Day in the Class 2A final
72-43. Port St. Joe did a great
job to get there as the Sharks
knocked off Tampa Prep 66-
63 in overtime to win their
semifinal contest. The'
Apaches from Arlington
Country Day trailed Port St.
Joe in the title game 29-27
in the third quarter only to
go on a 45-14 run for the win.
Senior guard Devon Lamb


scored 25 points to lead the
Apaches to their third
straight state title.
Troy University will host
Oklahoma State University
on Friday night, September
14, at Movie Gallery Veter-
ans Stadium in a televised
college football game. The
game is being moved back
one day from its originally
scheduled clay to accommo-
date a national television
broadcast on ESPN2. Kickoff
is set for 7 p.m. local time.
The Okaloosa-Walton
baseball teai is 12-9 on the
season with the Panhandle
Conference opener coming
up on Friday when the squad
will host a three-game series
with North Florida. The
OWC softball team is cur-
rently 8-10 and will not start
conference play until a
March 15 doubleheader at
home against Tallahassee
Community College.
The South Walton softball
team knocked off Walton 3-2
last week to move to 2-1 in
district play. The Braves ral-
lied from a 3-0 deficit in the
top of the seventh, but could
not bring in the tying run
from third base before their
final out. The Braves were
playing without left fielder
Jana Ramsey, who was in-


jured in an. automobile acci-
dent and missed the contest.
Walton will host South Wal-
ton on April 5 for the
rematch.
Contact Patrick Casey
online,
heraldsports@aol.com.


2007 NEXTEL Cup Series schedule

Date Venue Laps Race length TV
3/11 Las Vegas Speedway 267 500 FOX
3/18 Atlanta Speedway 325 400.5 .FOX
3/25 Bristol Motor Speedway 500 266.5 FOX
4/1 Martinsville Speedway 500 263 FOX
4/15 Texas Motor Speedway 334 500.5 FOX
4/21 Phoenix Speedway 312 312 FOX.
4/29 Talladega Speedway 188 550.08, FOX
5/5 Richmond Raceway 400 300 SPEED
5/12 Darlington Speedway 367 501.3 SPEED
5/19 Lowe's Motor Speedway (various track/laps) FOX
5/27 Lowe's Motor Speedway, 400 600 FOX
6/3 Dover Int'l Speedway 400 400 FOX
6/10 Pocono Raceway 200 500 TNT
6/17 Michigan Speedway 200 400 TNT
6/24 Infineon Speedway 110 224 TNT
7/1 New Hampshire Speedway 300 317.4 TNT
7/7 Daytona Int'l Speedway 160 400 TNT
7/15 Chicagoland Speedway 160 400 TNT
7/29 Indianapolis Speedway 160 400 ABC/ESPN
8/5 Pocono Raceway 200 500 ABC/ESPN
8/12 Watkins Glen Int'l 90 220.5 ABC/ESPN
8/19 Michigan Int'l Speedway 200 400 ABC/ESPN
8/25 Bristol Motor Speedway 500 266.5 ABC/ESPN
9/2 California Speedway 250 500 0 ABC/ESPN
9/8 Richmond Int'l Speedway 400 300 ABC/ESPN
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9/16 New Hampshire Int'l 300 317.4 ABC
9/23 Dover Int'l Speedway 400 400 ABC
9/30 Kansas Speedway 267 400. 5 ABC
10/7 Talladega Speedway 188 500.08 ABC
10/13 Lowe's Motor Speedway 334 501 ABC
10/21 Martinsville Speedway 500 263 ABC
10/28 Atlanta Speedway 325 500.5 ABC
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Area high


school scores


By CHUCK HINSON

Feb. 27

Softball
South Walton 3, Walton 2:
Despite an avid attempt in
the top of the seventh inning
by Walton to take control of
the game, it wasn't enough to
topple the score and beat
intracounty rival South Wal-
ton who got their second
straight District 1-3A win.
Shelby Watson got the win
on the mound for the
Seahawks by striking out an
impressive 17 players and
allowing just three hits. She
also had one score for South
Walton's offense.
Carolina Peterson who
had a score and Cassie Maier
both had hits and drove in a
run, while Julia Edwards
had a hit and scored for the
Seahawks.
Devin Richardson took the
loss on the mound for the
Lady Braves. She scored once
and Jesse Tucker had a
double and also scored.
Scores per inning:
WHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
SWHS 0 0 2 1 0 x 3

Blountstown 4, Freeport
1: Freeport had eight hits
throughout the game, but
only one paid off and gave
them a run. Stephani
Tanney and Nicole Dykes
both had hits for the Lady
Bulldog, but only Tanney got
one run by Freeport.
Scores per inning:
FHS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
BHS 0 1 1 0 1 1 x 3

Baseball
South Walton 7, Ponce de
Leon 3: Jake Wright got the
win on the mound for the
Seahawks by pitching the en-
tire game.
Trevin Tate drove in two
runs, Dion Jones and Hunter

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Infinger also drove in a run
apiece for South Walton.
Infinger also scored twice
and Jones scored one.
Joseph Williamson scored
two runs for the Seahawks.
Brock Bishop took the loss
for the Pirates on the mound.
Scores per inning:
PdL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
SWHS 2 2 0 2 0 1 x 7


Freeport 3, Laurel Hill 2:
It was the third inning two-
run score that gave the Bull-
dogs the edge over Laurel
Hill and ultimately gave
them the victory.
Derek Fannin had two hits
and drove in a run to lead the
Freeport scoring drive.
Logan Caudill and Lloyd
Anderson also had runs for
Freeport
Scores per inning;
LHHS 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
FHS 0 0 2 0 1 0 x -3

Tennis
Boys Singles
Catholic 5, Walton 2 :
1) Curtis Miller (W) def.
Mitchell, 8-3
2) Perciballi (C) def. Woody
Virgin (W), 8-1
3) Patton (C) def. Daniel
King (W), 8-4
4) Frasse (C) def. Harper
Roehm (W) 8-1
5) Shultz (C) def. Eli
Cawthon (W), 8-0
Boys doubles
1) Miller/Virgin (W) def.
Mitchel /Patton, 8-6
2) Perciballi/Frasse (C) def'.
Roehm/King (W), 9-3
Girls singles
Catholic 7, Walton 0:
1) Izbicki (C) def. Micah
Hutley (W), 8-0
2) Ponson (C) def. Mary Beth


Bishop (W), 8-0 Privette, 8-0
3) Blackman (C) def. Ashley Girls doubles
Garcia (W), 8-0 I) Izbick/Ponson (C) de'
4) Soule (C) def. Katelyn Hutley/Bishop (W), 8-1
Burke (W), 8-3 2) Soule/Mansfield (C) de
5) Woodsin (C) def. Kristen Garcia/Burke (W), 8-1
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WALTON'S MICAH HUTLEY LOOKS at her return ove
the net during her match against Catholic. Hutley lost th
match 8-0.



Lady Tar Heels


winACC


By CHUCK HINSON
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victory over North Carolin
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victory. Final score, 6-54.
Latte's driving shot with 3
seconds left, put the Ta
Heels up by five points. Sh
grabbed the rebound with 1
seconds left and hit two f're
throws to put the game in th
history books.
The win over North Caro
lina State ended the No. 2
Wolfpack's winning streak.
Earlana Larkins added 1
more points to the North
Carolina score. The win gav
them their third straight AC(
victory. The win was No.1
out of the last 12 games un
der returning coach Kay Yow
who had been out for breas
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PAGE 9-B


Off-season train-,


ing for boaters


By HANK PARKER
Whether you just got a new
boat or your old one spent the
f- winter months parked in the
garage, you've got to be ex-
f. cited about the fact that the
calendar now says it's March.
Regardless of what the
weather is like at your place
right now (I thought the
groundhog didn't see his
shadow this year), we're only
a few weeks away from
spring. And if you're like me,
spring means getting back
out on the water and catch-
ing some big fish.
It's during the first few
trips to the lake each year
that I am reminded of what
a high school Spanish
teacher once told me: "If you
don't use it, you lose it." Of
course, she was referring to.
my international language
skills, but the same thing
holds true for boating.
Whether it's backing down a
ramp in a safe, timely man-
ner as so you don't cause a
-traffic jam or towing a trailer
or running your boat on the
water, all of these activities
take a certain amount of
practice. Doing them well
will ensure more time for you
on the water and make you
far more popular among oth-
ers at the lake.
Launching a.boat is always
easier with two people: one
person backs the tow vehicle;
the other drives the boat.
?r Backing the trailer takes a
e lot of practice. Consider prac-
ticing in a large, empty park-
ing lot before heading to the
lake. The lines for the park-
ing spaces make ideal refer-
ence points for backing.
Make sure that everyone
who is going to be using the
boat gets plenty of practice
time. Once you've mastered
the parking lot, try the boat
s, ramp but remember the
a addition of traffic and people
a watching your every move
C can make some people ner-
vous. But if you've practiced
5 enough you should have no
r problem.
e When I'm launching my
3 Ranger bass boat, I make
e sure that everything is on
e board before I begin backing
clown the ramp so I don't slow
) the process down any more
4 than I have to. Put your ice
chests, fishing gear, the dog,
8 batteries, whatever you take
h with you on the water, in the


e
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s,
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boat before you take your
place in line. This speeds up...
the process a lot.
As far as trailering your;
boat, this requires just as"-
much practice. There are a
lot of things to keep in mind,
(also, check with the manu-
facturer of your tow vehicle
to make sure it's suitable for
towing your make and model
of boat), especially the added'
length of your entire rig. Al-
low extra room for turning
and for getting by. and',';
around traffic. That extra 20
or so feet and a couple of
thousand pounds that you,
are towing can significantly
impact your acceleration and
maneuvering. In addition to'n
making sure that you use all,'
of your safety equipment'
(lights, chains, etc.) when'-
"y ru tow, it would be a good
idea-to test drive your rig
before going to the lake just;:
to see how the vehicle",
'(whether old or new) handles
the towing duties. See how it
turns and accelerates and'.
how much clearance you
need to back up and get;i
'around obstacles. Believe'.
me, it pays off.
Once you are on the water, .
make sure you observe all-'
the posted signs concerning
boat traffic. Don't drive the',
boat beyond your limits to;.
control it and never operate :
it while under the influence :
of intoxicating substances.,.'
Just knowing how to safely'
and respectfully maneuver ,
your boat around other boats ,
and into fishing and docking '
positions will greatly in-'
crease your enjoyment of:.
your trip.
We all own boats because'
we love the lifestyle, enjoy
getting out of the house and
fishing or just spending time"
with family and friends. To,
make sure we continue hav-'
ing fun, these last few weeks
before the days get longer--
and the weather gets warmer
is the perfect time, to polish.
and perfect 'every aspect ofi
our boating skills. It's time ,
well spent and something the,.'
wholb family can be a part of,;T
just like every member of the.:
family takes part in enjoying'
the boat.
A two-time champion of the,.
Bassmaster Classic, Ranger,
Pro Hank Parker is the host i
of "Hank Parker's Outdoor,,
Magazine." a


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Hounds

abound at

fairgrounds
By REID TUCKER
Over 600 dogs of 150
different breeds from 36
states and several different
countries, Canada and Japan
included, participated in a
purebred dog show held last
Tuesday and Wednesday at
the Walton County
Fairgrounds.
The Greater Panama City
Dog Fancier's Association
(GPCDFA) has put on this
same show since 1975 and
has enjoyed a large following,
whether at the site in Ft.
Walton Beach in years past
or this year in DeFuniak
Springs. The show is
sanctioned and certified by
the American Kennel Club,
the largest purebred canine
organization in the United
States. Founded in 1884, it is
also one of the oldest and
most well-established.
Some of the dogs featured
at the show have appeared at
the famed Westminster.
Kennel Club dog shows.
These prolific events are
televised, annually on USA
Network, and are the second-
oldest organized sporting
event in the United States,
preceded only by the
Kentucky Derby. One Best in
Show judge for this
competition, Ruth Prehn has
seen her fair share of big dog
shows. She has judged at
competitions across Europe,
North America and Russia
since 1970, and at this
particular venue for sixteen
years. "The part on TV is
just the finale," Prehn said in
interview, with the other
officials from the
organization agreeing. This
show offered a chance for
attendees to see what
happens at a dog show in its
entirety. Prehn explained
that each breed of dog
competes first against all
others of that breed and then
the winners of each breed
compete for the title of Best
in Shlio
This is the portion
commonly shown to
television viewers and, in
reality, it's only a small part
of the greater show. There is
even a separate category for
puppies of each breed, who
also have their Best in Show,
though puppies are not
excluded from appearing in
competition with their older
counterparts.
Adcock, speaking of the
change in location for this
year's show said, "We like it
here," and later, "We'll be
back around the same time
next year." Adcock wished to
express her appreciation on
behalf of the organization
and participants to local
businesses, the Walton
County Sheriffs Office, and
the DeFuniak Police for their
help in making the show a
success. The show, GPCDFA'
Vice President Ann Robbins
said, brings and will continue
to bring a lot of money to the
area, and local groups are
reciprocating: The Walton
County ARC provided
concessions for the public and
will continue to do so.


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PROUD NEWFOUNDLAND takes the honor; at Greater
Panama City Dog Fanciers'Association dog show at Walton
County Fairground.


Robbins said that dog
shows of this type provide
another excellent resource to
the community: information
about the dogs themselves
via the breeders and
handlers. With so many
experts in the field of canine
health and breeding, there is
a wealth of information not
only about individual breeds
of dogs, but also maintaining
a dog's well- being. Prehn
said simply, "A dog show is a
good place to learn about
dogs," versus a pet shop, This
service in invaluable to the
prospective owner of a dog,
the group representatives
explain, owing primarily to
seeing the dogs around real
experts of the field.
However, this is a
competition and the
handlers, Prehn said, are "in
the ring for one reason. It's
their job to win." Just like any
other sport, dog handling
requires years of preparation
and dedication, not only for
the handlers but also for the
dogs, who oftentimes are the
pets of their handlers. The
handlers go through a sort of
"apprenticeship" before they
are awarded the requisite
sieens by the AKC.
'""Like any sport, nothing's
perfect," Prehn said, but
generally the relationship
between competitors is "very
professional," and that there
is "a lot of comraderie among
all those involved -in the
purebred culture. Prehn
went on to say that dog
handling develops a common
bond between people and
that it is a "wonderful career."
Competitions of this nature
are essentially beauty
contests for dogs, complete
with hair spray, nail clippers,
brushes and combs.
Aside from hosting
purebred competitions, the
GPCDFA has a welfare
organization providing aid to
members or the family of
members diagnosed with
serious illness or in need of
financial assistance.
President Adcock said of her
organization, "they're very
generous."
Held over two days, this
most recent addition to
Walton County's growing
repertoire of community
events was so successful that
the parking lot at the


fairgrounds proved
insufficient for the 500 plus
participants. In the future,
the field will be trimmed
down before hand, said
Fairground officials. Public
admission is free to all, but
GPCDFA officials ask that
attendees would refrain from
bringing their own pets to the
show.
The show itself was a
success, an, unexpected
surprise with many benefits
for the city and area. As
Prehn said, "There's a dog for
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PLAYING TO THE CAMERA, Great Pyrenees sheep dogs begin their paces at Walton
County Fairground.


everyone," and that,
"whatever your taste is, you
can find it at a dog show."
Additional information is
available at www.gpcdfa.org
and akc.com.


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BEAUTY COMES AT A
PRICE, as poodles share sa-
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The Florida Chautauqua, Inc. providing Arts Programming


Elementary students from ers in the d
throughout Walton County have with the pe
been treated to a variety of top Yamamoto
performances by touring Florida audiences
artists. The Florida Chautauqua folktales fi
has a long history of providing with folks(
outstanding programs for the stu- origami, h
dents in our county and this sea- ment and
son they continued in this tradi- Kuniko's pc
tion, sponsoring several quality magical en
programs for district schools. ture and t
Following
Early in the season, fifth grad- Kuniko w(


















YOUNG STUDENTS ENJOYED the
pany.


district were enthralled
rformances of Kuniko
. Ms. Yamamoto held
spellbound as she told
rom Japan combined
songs, original masks,
ighly stylized move-
a touch of magic.
performances provide a
try into Japanese cul-
he art of simplicity.
a her performances,
worked in small group












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recent performance by


ttings, allowing students hands-
participation, as they created
eir own origami creatures. Stu-
ents were encouraged to coin-
are Japanese-and American
les, arts and cultural elements.
Recently younger students in
ndergarten and first grade en-
yed the production of "The
-eat Alphabet Adventure" per-
rmed by Eckerd Theater Conm-
ny. Students were spellbound


















the Eckerd Theater Com-


by the antics of the performers as
they entered their imaginary al-
phabet world. Students were ea-
Cer to assist the performers in
their search for the missing let-
ters. The production introduced
students to the theatrical experi-
ence while reinforcing skills
learned in the classroom.
The Florida Chautauqua, Inc.
is proud to continue their
longstanding tradition of provid-
ing quality artistic programming
for the residents of Walton
County. The Florida Chautauqua,
Inc. is also particularly proud to
assist the Walton School District
Teachers as they incorporate the
arts as part of an integrated cur-
riculum. School programs were
sponsored by the Florida
Chautauqua and funded. in part.


a grant provided by the State
Florida, Division of Cultural


Affairs, and the Flolida Arts
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Freeport High School National

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BAE Systems/OWC High School Math Bowl winners announced


Teams from 22 northwest
Florida high schools recently
competed in the 20th annual
Math Bowl at Okaloosa-Wal-
ton College at the college's
Niceville campus. More than
170 students participated in
the day-long competition
which was co-sponsored by
BAE Systems of Fort Walton
Beach.
The BAE Systems/OWC
Math Bowl featured events
in solving mathematics prob-

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lems on a written test and
ciphering matches in which
teams were pitted against
each other in a race against
time to correctly solve vari-
ons algebra, trigonometry,
analytic geometry, plane ge-
ometry, calculus and miscel-
laneous problems.
Competing schools were
divided into three divisions,
based on school size. In the
small school division, Rocky
Bayou placed first. followed


by Altha High School in sec-
ond place and Freeport High
School in third place.
In individual awards in
this division were Dustin
Hayhurst of Freeport, Drew
Geoghagan of Paxton, and
James Griffith of Freeport.
In the medium school cat-
egory, Rickards High School
took top honors, followed by
Gulf Breeze High School in
second place, Milton High
School in third place,
Navarre High School in


fourth place, and Pensacola
Catholic in fifth place.
In individuals awards in
this division, placed first
were Logan Rejda of Gulf
Breeze, Theresa Kemp of
Milton, Caitlin Greskovich of
Pensacola Catholic, Justin
Engle of Gulf Breeze,


Michael Laughlin of
Navarre, and Patrick Cooke
of Gulf Breeze.
In the large school cat-
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from Tallahassee placed first,
followed by Lincoln High
School from Tallahassee in
second place, Niceville High


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School of Tallahassee in
fourth place, and
Choctawhatchee High School
in fifth:
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DAYLIGHT
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BCC STAYS ,BEINS
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OVERALL S
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COUNTY
GOALS .
Growth, diversity, 1" Be sure to set your
workforce housing clocks AHEAD
and public confi- one hour before
dence in government going to bed
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ATTEMPTED Lighting ordinance's
KIDNAPPING first reading gets
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DOG SHOW
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Fairgrounds for two
days as participants
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South came to com-
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By DOTTY NIST
Most of the resistance to
Walton County's proposed
lighting ordinance came from
rural landowners last week.
Feb. 27 marked the first
reading of the ordinance in
public hearing before the
Walton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC.)
Developed over the past
17 months by the volunteer
Lighting Ordinance Commit-
tee, the ordinance focuses on
preventing negative impact
on residents due to "light
trespass" from neighboring
property. This particular or-
dinance does not address the
impact of lighting on sea
turtle nesting.
Matthew Avery, chairman.
of the volunteer committee,
introduced the proposed or-
dinance at the BCC meeting.
Enforcement of the light-
ing ordinance is to be com-
plaint driven. Avery ex-
plained that county code en-


TDC hires

Pickel as

consultant

By DOTTY NIST
After a six-year tenure,
March 31 will be Brad
Pickel's last day as beach
management director for the
South Walton Tourist Devel-
opment Council (TDC) How-
ever, in accordance with a re-
cent county approval, his
work with Walton County's
beaches will continue.
Last month the TDC voted
unanimously to hire Pickel,
a marine scientist, as con-
sultant to continue with his
duties. On Feb. 27 the Wal-
ton County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) en-
dorsed that decision.
The job will involve
travel, since Pickel is moving
to South Carolina, where he
will be starting a company
providing professional ser-
vices in his field.
TDC Executive Director
Kriss Titus explained that a
"great" job opportunity that
recently came up for Pickel's
wife, Leslie, had been the
motivation for the couple to
relocate. She said that after
researching different beach
management options, she


forcement officers will use
light meters to ascertain
whether light entering a
neighboring property ex-
ceeds the acceptable limit of
10 footcandles.


"If we exclude ru-
ral and agricultural
areas, we might as
well not have an or-
dinance, Sue Grill,
Lighting Ordinance Commit-
tee member.


The ordinance would re-
quire new developments to
submit a lighting plan along
with their application for ap-
proval. Individuals applying
to construct single-family
residences would be exempt

see REVIEWS 3C


Nokuse to Corridor



Authority: No Way!


By LEAH STRATMANN
More than 100 people at-
tended the meeting last week
of the Northwest Florida
Transportation Corridor Au-
thority to hear the group's
master plan for U.S. 98. Most
of the Walton County contin-
gent, which figured promi-
nently among the aftendees,
sported badges saying 4-
Lane 331, part of the county's
coordinated effort to keep
public attention focused on
this issue.
The corridor authority
was created by the state leg-
islature in 2005 with the pri-
mary purpose of improving
mobility on the U.S. Hwy 98
corridor to improve travel
safety and to help identify
and develop hurricane evacu-
ation routes.
A handout offered by the
authority detailed the work
accomplished thus far. Phase
I of the master plan has been
completed and consisted pri-
marily of information gath-
ering documenting existing
conditions and identifying
transportation projects re-
cently completed or currently
under study, design, right-of-
way acquisition or construc-
tion.
According to the handout,
"Phase II will involve per-
forming the planning and en-
gineering services needed to
develop a comprehensive cor-
ridor master plan. Key tasks
involved with this include es-
tablishing goals and objec-
tives, assessing existing con-
ditions, identifying improve-
ment opportunities, deter-
mining what improvements
need to be made, identifying
projects and constraints, de-
veloping preliminary costs
and identifying finance op-
tions and availability. The fi-
nal outcome will be a listing
of needed transportation im-


"We will fight with everything we have any
plan by the Northwest Florida Transporta-
tion Corridor Authority that takes Nokuse'
land. This is conservation land and pro-
tected under conservation easements with'
the state of Florida."
Matt Aresco, director of the Nokuse Plantation.


provements to satisfy the
goals and objective estab-
lished as part of the Master
Plan."
Overall, Walton and
Okaloosa County citizens at-
tending the meeting told rep-
resentatives of HDR Engi-
neering they were most in-
terested in plans providing a
limited access highway by-
passing U.S. Hwy 98. Rep-
resentatives of the engineer-
ing company were on hand to
gather citizen input before fi-
nalizing the Corridor
Authority's plan, which is ex-
pected to be presented by
March 15, 2007. That same
day the authority is expected
to proceed with some version
of the overall plan.
Four alternatives are be-
ing considered. They can be
read in full on the website,
www.nwftca.com, but range
from no-build plans to plans
costing as much as $11 bil-
lion. The two most expensive
plans, at $11 billion each,
would run the highway from
Escambia County east to
Wakulla County bypassing
U.S. Hwy 98.
The other two alternatives
are similar and would elinii-
nate the need for bridge con-
struction in Okaloosa County
by maximizing new bypasses
and parallel corridors all the
way to the Alabama line.


Walton County pr


It is the third of these pro-
posals which raised the ire of
conservationist M.C. Davis '
Meg Nelson, attending the-
meeting on Davis' behalf
said, "Alternative three goes
through a major- section: of
Nokuse Plantation.
"Knowing we have 53,,000
acres of conservation laid
painstakingly put together
.for connectivity and to re-
store traditional wildlife cor-
ridors which allow species to
move, this begs the question
of why no one with the Cor-
ridor Authority thought to
discuss it with us. We found
out about this plan on Feb.
27," Nelson said.
The public meeting putL
ting forth the alternatives
was held March 2 on
Okaloosa Island.
"We have planted 1.3 mil-
lion long-leaf grasses and we
will vigorously oppose any
measure that takes any part
of Nokuse," Nelson said.
Matt Aresco, director of
Nokuse, was even more
blunt. "We will fight with ev-
erything we have any plan to
take any of our land. This is
conservation land and pro-
tected under conservation
easements with the state of
Florida. This is hot a viable
option. There are less expen-
sive options. This makes no
sense," Aresco asserted.




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BRAD PICKEL

concluded that the TDC's
best business option would
be to hire Brad Pickel as a
consultant.
Among other duties,
Pickel shepherded the re-
cently concluded beach res-
toration project along ap-
proximately five miles of
beaches on the west end of
the county. He has also been
overseeing planning and per-
mitting for the next large-
scale beach restoration
project on Walton County's
agenda, which is to restore
over 12 miles of beachfront
along CR-30A.
Titus said the TDC evalu-
ated what the cost would be
to hire and train a new sci-
entist to replace Pickel on the
see TDC 2C


By BRUCE COLLIER
A federal court has
granted a summary judg-
ment on February 23 dis-,
missing claims brought by
two south Walton County
businesses against the
county.
Dave's Glass and Mirror
Services and Footprints Gifts
filed suit against Walton
Couty in 2005 in the U.S.
District Court for the North-
ern District of Florida. A
third plaintiff, Clements An-
tiques, later voluntarily dis-
missed its claim.
The suit alleged that these
businesses had continuously
maintained identification
and building signs and light-
ing since 1989, prior to the
county's adoption of a revised
Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code
(LDC) in 1997.
In 2003, both businesses
were cited by county code en-
forcement authorities for
noncompliance. Hearings
were held by the code en-
forcement board. At those
hearings, the board refused


to hear argument that a
hardship relief provision of
the LDC was inapplicable.
The board determined that
the properties were in viola-
tion with the LDC and or-
dered compliance.
The businesses sought re-
view by the First Judicial
Circuit, and were denied.
The federal lawsuit followed.
The federal action argues
that the hardship provision
for "non-conforming sign
regulation" should have been
applied to their businesses,
and also asserts selective en-
forcement of the LDC against
them, while not citing other,
similarly non-conforming
businesses in the same area.
The plaintiffs conclude
that the county's actions con-
stitute a denial of equal pro-
tection and are arbitrary and
capricious. The action also
asserts the equitable claim of
estoppel, arguing that the
plaintiffs had relied for many
years in good faith that the
county would allow their use
of their property to continue,
and that requiring compli-


ance at this "late date" would
be unjust.
The defendant, Walt6n
County, answered, and dis-
covery followed. The defen-
dant then filed a motion Tfor
summary judgment. Under
federal rules of civil proce-
dure, such a judgment can
only be granted when "the
pleadings, depositions, an-
swers to interrogatories, and
admissions on file, together
with the affidavits, if ahy,
show that there is no geniu-
ine issue of material fact and
that the moving party is en-
titled to judgment as a mat-
ter of law."
The plaintiffs challenig
the portions of the LDC ap-
plied to them (Chapters 8
and 13), asserting that they
are violative of equal protec-
tion and of substantive due
process. Applying the "highly
deferential" standard of re-
view that looks for a law's
rational basis to effect a le-
gitimate government pdrr-
pose, the court rejected the
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Prescribed burning, biophilia center discussed



Nokuse plantation



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By JEFFREY POWELL
The Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC) were recently pre-
sented with an overview of
future plans conservationist
M. C. Davis has for his
50,000 acre Nokuse Planta-
tion. Davis plans to construct
an educational center called
Biophilia. The term biophilia
can be defined as an indi-
viduals innate respect and
love for nature. Biophilia will


house an educational center
as well as a wildlife refuge
facility and will be located
east of Freeport.
In addition to these plans,
Project Manager MattAresco
briefed the commissioners on
the importance of prescribed
burning. "We can not empha-
size how important fire is to
the natural community,"
Aresco said. "Fire is the most
important tool we have."
"We wanted to give an up-


date to the BCC on what is
going on at Nokuse, as well
as underscoring the impor-
tance of prescribed burning
and buffering of conservation
lands," said Biophilia Center
Project Manager Meg
Nelson.
Aresco also suggested that
permitting be required to
clear land. "There seems to
be no oversite when it comes
to clearing land," Aresco said.
Commissioner Scott


Brannon said, "We are work-
ing hard to educate ourselves
on projects like Nokuse and
the biophilia educational
center."
"Nokuse really represents
large scale conservation
where you can connect exist-
ing lands on a scale that is
necessary to natural commu-
nities," said Aresco.
For more information con-
cerning Nokuse Plantation
see www.nokuse.org.


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LAWSUIT FROM FRONT


equal protection challenge:
"...the court finds that
both chapters [of the LDC]
contain statements of pur-
pose [citations omitted]
which identify legitimate,
nondiscriminatory govern-
mental bases for their enact-
ment."

"There is no gen-
eral constitutional
right to be free from
all changes in land-
use laws." M. Casey
Rodgers, U.S. District Court
judge

The bases, said the court,
include furthering the goals
of "advancing the public
health, safety and general
welfare," and "preserving
aesthetic values, enhancing


TDC


tourism, promoting civic
pride, and protecting eco-
nomic interest."
The court also rejected the
plaintiffs' contention that
Chapters 8 and 13 are "con-
voluted and inherently self-
contradictory," stating that
the they "address different
concerns and serve distinct
purposes." Specifically, 13
applies to "clearly defined"
areas of the county, scenic
corridors and vista areas,
while 8 "has more general ap-
plication to other areas of
Walton County," said the
court.

"The Scenic Corri-
dor is very important
to Walton County,
and Walton County
is very pleased with


FROM FRONT


TDC staff and what the im-
pact on current projects
would be, with versus with-
out Pickel's knowledge; dkpe-
rience and the business rela-
tionships that he had devel-,
oped during his tenure in
Walton County.
Pickel holds a bachelor's
degree in marine science and
a master's degree in coastal
science.
"It would cost the county
approximately $25,000 to
hire and train a new em-
ployee for this position, and
replacing a highly skilled
person may cost even more,"
Titus said.
Titus also noted that "time
is of the essence" with regard
to getting started on the
beach restoration project
along CR-30A, due to critical
erosion of beaches in the
project area and risks related
to potential storms and hur-
ricanes.
Titus said she compared
costs for consultants offering
similar services and found
that their rates ranged from
$135 per hour upwards.
She said the TDC was not
legally required to take bids
for the work since it consisted
of professional services (not
engineering services) under
the monetary threshold that
would require bids. She
stated that she had verified
this with county legal staff.
Titus said the contract ap-
proved last week to hire
Pickel as a consultant is
based on 80 hours of work
per month at a maximum
yearly cost of $102,000 per
year, or about $105 per hour.
The term of the contract is
three years,, and it is to be
funded through the TDC's
bed tax-supported budget.
Some have described this
as a "raise" for Pickel, but
Titus said that, when the ex-
pense of Pickel's current in-
surance and benefit package
with the county is added to
his current salary of $75,920,
the total is approximately
$102,000, the same as his
maximum yearly contract
amount.
As consultant Pickel will
also be required to purchase
his own liability and other in-
surance and will also be
funding his own office equip-
ment, supplies, overhead,
and some other business ex-
penses.
Pickel's contract provides
for travel expenses in connec-
tion with his work for the


county to be billed to the TDC
at net cost and documented
with receipts. They are to be
"restricted to costs consid-
ered reasonable and neces-
*sary to the TDC Executive
Director."
Also required of the con-
sultant will be monthly in-
voices for services rendered
under the agreement, with
accompanying reports iden-
tifying the nature and
progress of the work per-
formed, along with a sum-
mary of fees for the work.
While the contract is
based on half the number of
work hours Pickel has been
responsible for as a TDC
employee, Titus said Pickel's
duties as consultant will be
essentially the same. He will
be relieved of oversight of
beach walkover construction
and for the most part he will
not be interfacing with the
press as before. However
Titus said TDC spokesperson
Tracy Louthain would be
available to answer press
questions and that the TDC
would relay media questions
to Pickel when necessary
during conference calls and
get back to reporters with
answers.
Titus said that Pickel
would be required to fulfill
the TDC's scope of services,
and that any work exceeding
hours over 80 per month
would not be billable.
Last week's BCC decision
approving Pickel's contract
has met with some criticism
in the press and among citi-
zens.
Mossy Head resident Tom
Terrell commented that he
thought the BCC should re-
visit the decision.
Terrell's problem was not
with Pickel, whom he called
"probably one of the most
knowledgeable people in the
area."
He also did not have a
problem with a consultant
being hired for beach man-
agement services. However,
Terrell said that from read-
ing media articles on the
hire, he concluded that the
contract would allow Pickel
to "write his own blank
check."
He said his objection was
to "an open book salary and
expense account."
Terrell said he had not
viewed Pickcl's contract but
had relied on information
provided in news articles and
editorials.


the result. Laureen
Galeoto, counsel for defen-
dant

The court concludes that
both chapters, "whether read
independently or in conjunc-
tion with each other,; survive
scrutiny under a rational ba-
sis review."
On the subject of selective
enforcement, the court held
that the plaintiffs had failed
to produce any evidence of
"intentional discrimination."
The record shows that
while the plaintiffs did ad-
duce "voluminous" evidence
of non-enforcement against
other, similarly situated
property owners, the court
found no evidence supporting
"purposeful discrimination"
against the plaintiffs.
Significantly, the court
narrowed in on the plaintiffs'
failure to dispute the
defendant's assertion that
"at least until very recently,
it has only moved to enforce
Chapter 13 when it received
specific complaints." The
court addedcthat the plain-
tiffs' had not produced any

evidence "that any com-
plaints were made against
other businesses as to which
the County failed to take ac-
tion." ,
The court then rejected
the plaintiff's substantive
due process violation argu-
ment, noting that propertyry
rights are state common law
rights and are not equivalent
to fundamental rights" for
purposes of constitutional
substantive due process
analysis.
Finally, the court refused
th accept the plaintiffs' equi-
table estoppel. argument,
finding no evidence that ei-
ther "incurred substantial
expense in reasonable reli-
ance on existing law," and
that thereee is no general
constitutional right to be free
from all changes in land-use
laws."
"Our case essen-


tially is that every-
one should be treated
equally fairly." Lisa
Minshew, counsel for plain-
tiffs

The court granted the mo-
tion for summary judgment
"with prejudice," ending the
lawsuit for now, though sum-
mary judgments can be ap-
pealed.
Lisa Minshew, counsel for
plaintiffs, expressed her in-
tention to. appeal to the
United States Court of Ap-
peals for the 11th Circuit,
and is confident that the
summary judgment will be
reversed and the matter re-
manded for trial.
On the court's reference to
the county's enforcement of
cases on which it received
complaints, Minshew ob-
served "I don't think the
county is going to do any-
thing about the billboards."
The evidence adduced con-
tained testimony concerning
billboard owners, which one
witness suggested might
have a "better lobby" than
other business owners.
The parties had submit-
ted this matter to mediation
in 2006. Minshew declined to
discuss details of the media-
tion, but did say that her cli-
ents are "always open to
fruitful settlement discus-
sions."
"I wish the {Walton]
County Commissioners
would re-think their policy,"
said Minshew, specifically to-
ward "smaller and older
business" in the scenic cor-
ridor.
"Our case essentially is
that everyone should be
treated equally fairly," she
said.
Laureen Galeoto, counsel
for Walton County, com-
mented, "The Scenic Corri-
dor is very important to Wal-
ton County, and Walton
County is very pleased with
the result."


CALLING ALL NATURE BASED

Thll'll .ars many tourists have
sought unique natural areas and
outdoor-related activities for their vacations.

To support this growing trend, The Walton
County Tourist Development Council has
Developed the Nature Based Certification
Program in partnership with the University ,
_ of Florida's Master Naturalist course. .


Benefits of Becoming certified include:
Local, regional, national media opportunities
Listing in Beaches of South Walton tr-wel guide *
Listing in Arts,. Nature and Cultural guide .3
Exposure on Beaches of South Walton website
Brochure placement in the TDC Visitor Center
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Georgia. "Now," she says, "I
farm in pots."


DORIS MADE THIS beautiful bouquet from orchids grown
in her greenhouse and natural fauna from her yard. Doris'
love of orchids began in 1987 while living in San Diego,
California, with her husband, Bob.


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the spikes form and I move the orchids to the greenhouse.
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REVIEWS

from this requirement, but
lighting for these homes
would still be required to
comply with the standards
set by the ordinance.
The Walton County Plan-
ning Commission recom-
mended for approval of the
ordinance.
Seacrest homeowner Meg
Nelson called the proposal
"great," but was concerned
about the 5 1/2-year time
frame provided for the cor-
rection of existing noncon-
forming lighting. She was
aware of situations where
private individuals were us-
ing intrusive lighting against
their neighbors in a "retalia-
tory fashion."
Two Mossy Head ranch
owners expressed opposition
to the ordinance due to fear
that it would prevent them
from using bright floodlights
to monitor livestock at night
and protect cattle and horses
from predators.
"I don't see it applying
across the board," one
rancher said, calling for an
exemption in rural residen-
tial or agriculturally-desig-
nated areas.
Pat Blackshear, county
planning and development
services director, noted that
lighting is only a problem
when it is negatively affect-
ing neighboring property.
Avery noted that if there
is no light trespass from a
property onto another, there
should be no issue. However
he said it would be possible
to modify the ordinance to set
up separate standards for
different areas of the county.
Sue Grill, a member of the
Lighting Ordinance Commit-
tee, commented that the pro-
cess outlined by the ordi-
nance is strictly complaint
driven and that "very specific
standards" will be used by


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FROM FRONT


code enforcement officers for
measurement.
Grill did not favor exemp-
tions for rural areas, stating
that people living in those
areas deserve protection
from detrimental lighting
just as much as other resi-
dents.
"If we exclude rural and
agricultural areas, we might
as well not have an ordi-
nance," she said.
The second reading of the


lighting ordinance is set for
Tuesday, March 13 in con-
junction with the BCC meet-
ing which begins at 4 p.m. in
the South Walton County
Annex. A final decision on the
ordinance may be made at
that time.
Information on the pro-
posed lighting ordinance is
available by contacting Wal-
ton County Planning and
Development Services at
267-1955.


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HANDYMAN SMWvcP
REMODELS* ADDITIONS
Front-end Loader *Tractor Work Clearing
Porches Pers Docks* Home Repair
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EKAHI BUSINESS SERVICES
ACCOUNTING PAYROLL
BUSINESS & PERSONAL TAXES
NEXTELAUTH.REP.
16784 HWY. 331 S., FREEPORT,
3029 MAIN ST., VERNON
835-2747 535-5000
CGA BOOKKEEPING, INC.
BUSINESS AND PERSONAL
ACCOUNTS 835-2395 OR 225-0792


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


TAYLORS A/C & ELECTRIC, INC.
LIC'S RM0048225
RG00048207-ER00015 892-3955


AMERICAN AIR SYSTEMS LLC
Reliability, Comfort & Performance.
LIC. RA0064836 892-2804
ARCTIC ZONE HEATING & COOLING
951-0707
CA-CO57693


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


KEN'S CUSTOM BUILT
OUTSIDE STRUCTURES
Cell 978-2109 Ph (8501 892-3290


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


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


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


HICK'S CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623


NEW LOOK CLEANING COMPANY
JOHN & TOBY STONE, OWNERS
LIC. FREE EST. 892-4573 OR 259-5856


OKALOOSA WALTON CHILD CARE
HRS & UNITED WAY
892-8560


PRO CLEAN
JANITORIAL/OFFICE CLEANING
401-3191. 496-2390


GRANDFATHERS MANTELS -
CUCKOOS
689-1007


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


MARTIN BROTHERS CONCRETE, LLC
LIC. & INS, DRIVEWAYS, SLABS,
SIDEWALKS. PHONE: 850-699-7804
IPD2 42207i


CONCRETE
ERRAND LLC
850-892-7051, .P ,-


C ru
TOTAL HOMES, INC.
NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS
VINYL/INSULATED WINDOWS.
BEST PRICES. FREE ESTIMATES.
CALL JOE OR MACK 850-892-9598


D&P SIDING LLC
VINYL SIDING, CONCRETE &
CARPENTRY. (850) 625-4666


' AUTO
STOP SHOP

TIRES CUSTOM WHEELS
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
CAR & TRUCK ACCESSORIES
AUTO ELECTRONICS


951-1137


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


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


(850) 892-2241
jhessbuild@yahoo.corm


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951-2778


Construction WE SPECIALIZE IN
SMALLER JOBS. HAULING. BACKHOE
WORK. DRIVES. ETC. LAWRENCE & SON
892-3873

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


BLACK JACK BUILDERS & REPAIRS, LLC
FRAMING. LIC. & INS, NO JOB TOO BIG
OR SMALL. Joseph Jackson 978-1607


Decks- Fncs- DI.


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WATER'S EDGE CONSTRUCTION LLC
DECKS, DOCKS, PRIVACY FENCES
;'- :*C 830-4976 Ph. 850-892-5150


BARLEY'S UTILITY SERVICES
1943 US 90 EAST
892-3299 ER0012668


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


NO JOB TOO SMALL CLEANING, LET
SUSIE & RHONDA BE YOUR HANDY.
HELPERS, 537-9307: ERRANDS,
SHOPPING, CLEANING,
DECORATING, TRANSPORTATION,
GARAGE CLEANUP, ETC.
HANDYMAN
30 YEARS CONSTRUCTION
EXPERIENCE 850-892-7051 (4807)


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


HOME REPAIRS PAINTING ODD
JOBS LANDSCAPING
850-834-4187 ITHRuNov 12)


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

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


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

VANN CARPENTRY & HOME REPAIR:
BIG & SMALL JOBS, MOBILE HOME
REPAIR, ADD ONS, PATIOS/PORCHES.
LIC. & INS. CELL 217-0261


"Clearing"
A.vai jL ['i
dependable
service


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


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
SMART.CARE LAWN SERVICE
FULL'SERVICE LAWN MAINTENANCE
&PRE'SURE WASHING: '
FREB 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.
892-4423 OR 865-2848 (12/26)
MUSHROOM COMPOST
DELIVERED
850-231-5643
BEAR CREEK CREATIVE SERVICES.
LANDSCAPING, LAWN MAINTENANCE,
TRACTOR WORK, TREE SURGERY.
892-4423, 865-2848 (5.8.07)



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


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

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BJ's Mobile Home Service -Tear down,
Transport, Set Up, Skirting. Re-level. Lic., Ins,
& Bonded. 850-834-6053 850-305-6388


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



SUNDOWN INN
NEWLY RENOVATED ACROSS FROM
AIL-MART i\ R) 892-9647 DFS


TAYLOR wron
Air Conditioning & Electrical Incorporated


Sales, Service & Ihstallation
(850) 892-3955


"Growing Wrtl America"

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Licensed & Insured
RR282811837


Danny Montgomery
892-4683-546-0156


(850) 892-6259

(850) 585-5111


Tim Montgomery
834-6553-546-0157

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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
NAILTECH & 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


BARLEYS UTILITY SERVICES, 1943 US
90 E., 892-3299, Backflow Preventer
Covers. RP00 1 F Q2RU0w66220-DW0007472


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


Pressure Wash

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


ROOF LEAK REPAIRS. SHINGLE, FLAT
METAL, MEMBER BBB, REFERENCES.
LHR @ 892-6235 RC66546


WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.


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


STUCCO PLASTERING STONE -
REPAIRS. ERRAND LLC
850-892-7051 (48.07),


L&JSORVEYING :."
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL "'
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX, 850-892-6326


BUSHHOGGING, CULTIVATING,
GARDENS. REASONABLE RATES
CALL 835-4698 (pd3.1 07)


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
IPD2 322071


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

A-1 VINYL SIDING, LLC. Best Prices &
Quality Work, Randy McLean, owner &
installer. Lic. & Ins. 401-1002


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676 Baldwin Avemnu DeFunmiak Springs, FL
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Crestview Cinema 3
NorthviewPlaza, Crestview,
682-3201
Bridge To Terabithia (PG)
Wild Hogs (PG-13)

Twin Cities
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
678-3815
Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
The Number 23 (R)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr., Destin,
337-8777
Wild Hogs (Pg-13)
Zodiac (R)
Black Snack Man (R)
Amazing Grace (PG)
The Astronaut Farmer (PG)
The Number 23 (R)
Reno 911 (R)


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It is no surprise
that with all the ac-
tivities in and
around the Florida
Emerald Coast,
tourism remains
above average. With
all the events slated
for this spring and
summer, it is no
longer just the
beaches that draw in,
the crowds.

Over hundreds of millions
of dollars are poured into
Walton County every year by
tourists that make the
Florida Emerald Coast their
vacation destination. It has
become the place to not only
enjoy the crystal sparkling
waters of the Gulf of Mexico,
and shop at upscale shopping
centers .and boutiques, it is
pnow the place to. catch
Grammy award-winning en-
tertainers, attend national
sporting events and view
some of the most spectacular
art in the Southeast.
For more than two decades,
Walton County had been nib-
bling away at the Florida
tourism money pie. Now, it
has taken a huge bite from
that pie and there seems to
be no way that we are going
to give it up anytime soon.
Of course Orlando has
Disney World, Miami has the
southern Hollywood scene,
and the Florida Panhandle
has the seasonal weather
and various terrains. In ad-
dition to the water and the
beaches, the diversity of land
and people, it is now known
for its variety of entertain-
ment and cultural events.
Each year, various events
fill the calendar and bring in
hundreds of thousands of
tourists from all over the
world. It is the one time that
the heads and bed tax really
sees its money going to good
use and the area does not
have to worry about an ad-
vertising.budget.
The tourist season, March
- October, brings them in
where there are plenty of ac-
tivities to keep them here
and keep them returning
year after year.
One of the biggest crowd-
drawers in the state, and the
biggest ticketed event in Wal-
ton County, returns April 12-


15 at Gulf Place Resort. The
2007 Seabreeze Jazz Festival
comes back to the coastal re-
sort with a bigger and more
impressive line-up of
Grammy award-winning
musicians and some of the
top entertainers in the
smooth jazz industry today.
Last year's event attracted
more than 10,000 people
from all over the United
States, Canada and Europe.
An expansive array of cul-
tures, creeds and languages
come together for one thing-
smooth jazz music.
Other events, including
the Boeing Golf Tournament,
ArtsQuest, the Tunes by the
Dunes Benefit concert, the
Coastal Wine Tour, the Sea-
side Wine Festival and the
Rosemary Beach West Indies
Market, just to name a few,
bring in hundreds of thou-
sands of art lovers, food and
wine enthusiasts, smooth
jazz and rock n' roll fans and
those who just want a
glimpse of the cultural diver-
sity this area has, to offer. Of
course; the beautiful emer-
ald waters of the Gulf of
Mexico serve as the back-
drop.
Every year, new and more
exciting events are created in
hopes of keeping the tourist
dollars and even the local
dollars flowing. One of those
events is the Fiesta for Life
that will take place at the
Morgan Sports Complex in
Destin on Aug. 25 and 26.
A wide array of events is
in store including car shows,
hot-air balloon rides, local,
regional and national artists,
top entertainment both local
and international, and much
more. The event will benefit
the Hospice of Florida and
the Cancer Miracle Camp for
hundreds of children, and is
projected to bring in crowds
of more than 10,000 for the
weekend
Each year, events that take
place in the spring and sum-
mer months, and the TDC -
sponsored Autumn Tides
events that take place
through the fall of each year,
keep a continuous flow of
money to the malls, lines at
the clubs and lounges and, of
course, heads in beds. All this
money enables Walton
County to keep improving
and advertising for even
more tourists to make Wal-
ton County their place of va-
cation and for many, their
prime place of residency.


Ghost Rider (PG-13)
Bridge to Terabithia (PG)
Breach (PG-13)
Daddy's Little Girls (PG-13)
Music and Lyrics (PG-13),
Norbit (PG-13)
Because I Said So (PG-13)

Destin Cinema 10
759 E. Hwy. 98, Destin, 654-
2992
Zodiac (R)
Letters from Iowa Jima (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)
Hannibal Rising (R)


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Music &


Theater

around the

South
Jacksonville
*ZZ Top, 3/13, Florida The-
atre
*Vince Gill, 3/27, Florida
Theatre
* The Temptations, 3/18,
Florida Theatre
Atlanta
* Nickleback, 3/16, Gwinnett
Arena
*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, 5/5,
Gwinnett Civic Center
Montgomery
*Vince Gill, 4/27, CityFest
2007, call (334) 834-7220
Birmingham
*Harry Connick Jr., 3/9,
BJCC
*Blue Man Group, 4/13,
BJCC
*Mama Mia, 4/10, BJCC
*Norah Jones, 4/30, BJCC
*Hansel and Gretel, 4/27,
BJCC
*Martina McBride, 5/4,
New Orleans
.New Orleans Jazz & Heri-
tage Festival: HiiuidrIed. 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 of April 27- 28 and May
4-6.
Tickets are now on sale for
the biggest jazz festival in
the nation, by calling (800)
488-5252.


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
,f


Hammock Bay hosts

Taste of Freeport
Big City Grill, Sheila's new to the culinary world,
Country Bakery, Cherry Pep- but have recently moved to
pers, Paradise Cuisine, Dine the Emerald Coast.
By Design, Nick's Seafood Visitors will have the op-
and Emerald Coast Cater- portunity to vote for
ing, are some of the eateries Freeport's, "Best of Taste, "as
that will be serving a vari- well as a second and third
ety of delicacies throughout place winner. The presenta-
the day. From seafood and tion of the awards will be
grilled chicken to Cajun given at 2:30 p.m. that after-
dishes and homemade past- noon.


ries, the local restaurants
and caterers will be well-rep-
resented at the inaugural
Taste of Freeport taking
place on March 24 at Ham-
mock Bay.
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


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.


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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 ifformationi and iegist ration, 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
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YOI'C.\A"T MISS THE i,.,,idw' fly,,ng down the r.,ad. Ti. t -.
hicle and several others like it will be taking part in the Rt. 30A
Antique and Vintage Car Show, March 31, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Live entertainment, awards, demonstrations and more, will take
place along the lawns of Rosemary Beach. For more information,
call the Hilltop Productions event line at 951-2148.



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Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:30 p.m.
St. Rita Catholic Church Santa Rosa Beach
"il] t I

aMaurice Durufle'
1902 1986
Featuring the splendid voices of
The Philharmonic Chorus and the
Pfeiffer University Choir



David Ott
Inspired by the paintings of
American artist Richard Pouselte-Dart and
commissioned in 1990 to celebrate the building
of the Hulman Wing of the
Indianapolis Museum of Art

$22 (Adults, advance); $10 (Students, under age 22)
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT
Bayou Books (Niceville) Wild Birds Unlimited (Destin)
Kitchenique (Sandestin) Sun Dog Books (Seaside)
(850) 218-8705 www.philharmonicnwf.com

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THE MCILROY GALLERYAT OWC will be presenting a juried student exhibition with a
variety of pieces from the students enrolled at the college. The Holzhauer Gallery will percent
the OWC faculty exhibition that will take place at the same time.
The exhibitions open March 11 and run through April 19. For more information, call 729-
6044


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SAS S IFIES TO PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS: CALL 892-3232
VISA & MASTERCARD ACCEPTED
CLASSIFIED & LEGAL DEADLINE: MONDAY 4:30 P.M.


FOR SALE
ALICE'S ANTIQUES Collectibles & Used
Furniture. 2374 S 2nd Street (280A)
Open Tue-Fri. 10-5. Sat. 12-4. Phone
892-4074. Buy and sell. A very unique
shop. Prices are the best you can find.
See You! tfc 3/8
HAY FOR SALE-Coastal and Tifton nine.
$20 per roll. 888-246-2602. 1tp 3/8
DINING SET. Solid oak, 48" round, ped-
estal table, 4 matching arrow back chairs,
medium oak finish. Asking $250. 850-
859-2882. ltp 3/8
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 -
6 pm. Fri. & Sat. 8 am to 8 pm. Sun, 10 -
5pm.
334-858-8102.
www.warehousemarketmall.com
fc 3/1-Florala
HUGHES THRIFT SHOPPE-961 US
Hwy. 90 W. DeFuniak Springs. FL 32433.
Phone 850-892-2744. New & used mer-
chandise. Large selection of mattress and
boxsprings, twin, full, queen and king. 2tc
3/8-3/15
DRYWALL TEXTURE SPRAYER 75 gal.
180 foot of hose. Trailer mounted. $800.
974-2662. 4tp 3/8-3/29
NEW DISHWASHER under counter-
Black $100. Rooster weather vane. $35.
The Gleaners Collection-$75 (pictures,
tapestry's plate's) 36"-3 glass shelves,
gray, TV stand. A-1. $25. 850-951-0877.
ltp 3/8
MAROON LEATHER COUCH. Minor
cosmetic scratches on back corner. $100.
423-0395 or'835-5443. tfp 1/4
BLUEBIRDS-Blue Birds love a cozy
nests. $7 boxes are definitely the best.
892-2638. 2tp 3/8-3/15
100 FT. RADIO TOWER. $500. Call 835-
2163. tfc 7/27
:2 ECLIPSE TITANIUM 15 INCH SUBS
with a 2000 watt eclipse amp. 2 boxes, a
suv box and a Godzukil track box. $1,000.
OBO Call Justin at 859-2762 or 830-
0979. tfp 12/21
ELECTRIC CHAIR used 1 time. $800.
Craftsman contractor series table. Saw
10 inch. $500 chain linked dog kennel.
$75. Small truck camper shell.,$15. 892-
7236. 2tp 3/8-3/15.
DINING ROOM SET. Solid Cherry. Amish
made, Queen Anne Style legs. Table
measures 42" x 60" with one 12' leaf. 4
chairs with light mauve upholstered
seats. Lighted hutch, 82tx60wx20d with
touch switch. Very elegant. Paid $4,800,
asking $1,200. 850-859-2882.1 tp 3/8
TROY-BILT LAWN TRACTOR Used one
season -New $1.599.00. 42 inch cut.'21
HP. $1,000 OBO. Hanging wooden porch
swing. $15.00. 892-7236. 2tp 3/8-3/15
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-
Slivered- DFS Vincinity. Call 850-333-
0877. Leave message after 5 pm. tfc 4/

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


NOW LEASING



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


FILL DIRT, clay, rock, top soil, masonry
sand, driveway material. All delivered.
Spreading available. Driveways built.
Anything hauled. REDS HAUL'N. 892-
0503
FILL DIRT $80 8 yd. load. We also
haul clay, and gravel. Spreading avail-
able, We do driveways and backhoe
work, and small land clearing jobs. Free
estimates 892-3873.
FOR SALE: Washer & dryer. $175 set:
stove, refrigerator and window air condi-
tioner. Call (850)834-4301. tfc 1/11

PETS
FREE 5 YEAR old Collie Female-Neu-
tered. AKC male Collie-5 years old w/pa-
pers $50. Info w/o papers free. 6 week
old Chihuahua puppy with papers. $350.
892-7236. 2tp 3/8-3/15'

AUTO
1975 4-DR/CREW CAB PICKUP. w/454-
Engine runs like a tank. $2,500. Call (850)
835-2163. tfc 7/27
1995 CHEVY BLAZER. Motor bad.
$1,000. OBO. 892-7419. 3tp 3/8-22
CUT YOUR CAR FUEL costs in 1/2-2003
Honda Civic Hybrid. 50m/gal. $12,000.
892-5008. 2tp 3/8-3/15

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

BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
REAL ESTATE INVESTOR seeks finan-
cial partners. Will pay 100 interest on
loans secured by excellent property.
Great for iRA's and retirement funds.
(850) 892-2284. 24wd

$100,000
First Year Income Potential
Earn While you learn!
The best Home-based.
Internet Business in America!...
Watch the Movie!
www.liv2win.com
5tc 2/21-3/22


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


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





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

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


SERVICES
LAWN CARE-Mushroom Compost-De-
livered. 850-231-5643. 4tp 3/8-3/29
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,
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 hon-
est, dependable and a local lady to clean
your home or office. Please call me. 892-
7742, 2tp 3/1-3/8

YARD SALE
BIG YARD SALE-21 Raspberry Trail in
Ten Lake Estates. Sat. March 10. 7:30-
until ???





From $995 PER SQUARE
MANUFACTURED TO
DESIRED LENGTHS
ROLL UP & SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS
CUSTOM DESIGNED TRIM ACCESSORIES
STEEL PURLINS INSULATION
GOLDIN METALS, INC.
1-800-777-6216


YARD SALE 3/9 & 3/10. Privacy fence-
You take down. 50o per board, chain link
fence, 3 run dog kennel-fair condition,
various household items. Furniture etc.
865 Hinote Rd. For questions call 259-
4304. ltp 3/10
YARD SALE-March 10-corner of 12th
and Guava. Lots of furniture. 7 am until.

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE-Sat.
March 10. 7 am until ?? on Sugarwood
Beach-Greenwood Ave. north of 30-A in
Seagrove. Look for signs. ltp 3/10
YARD SALE-Fri, March 16, and Sat.
March 17, 7am 2 pm. 14 1/2 ft boat/
trailer/trolling motor/fish finder/stick steer-
ing. Plus some old stuff/new stuff and lots
of plain stuff. 181 Lake Juniper Circle. 2tp
3/87-3/15
YARD SALE-98 East Orange Ave. Fri-
day & Sat. March 9 & 10.7 am till. 1tp 3/
8

PERSONAL
LISTEN TO THE Country Store. Mon-
days-Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. on AM 1460.
WZEP to buy, sell or trade, lost & found.
BE LISTENING WZEP AM 1460 offers
FREE yard sale signs. Listen to THE
COUNTRY STORE for details or stop by
449 North 12th during office hours. Mon-



Lot Clearing
Bushogging
Dozier Work
Tractor Work
Remodeling
Additions
New Homes
Custom Restoration
'Cal ale983


SPECIALIZING IN 6" SEAMLESS GUTTERS
We Will BEAT COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL
Any LICENSED ~ INSURED
Competitor's
Written CALL PAUL
Estimate On,
6"Gutters Phone (850) 2-59-9093.
Fax 850 835-4859 PO Box 992 Fr-:.rn. FL 32439




NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR 1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. AT
HERITAGE & QUAIL RUN APT.,
315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
& EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY f1


A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.
Office Located: 2012 LIS Highway 90 West. DeFuniak Springs. FL.
+ CLIMATE CONTROL +
+ AFFORDABLE PRICING +
+ AVAILABLE: 5'xl0''x)10', 10'x20', 10'x25' 4
2 ('()NVI:NIlINT LOCA-TIONS
HWY. 1 WElST & HWY. 331 NORTH
(850) 892-4677
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850-835-7410 ,--Cell 334-324-749:


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



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P AHN DE^ Tri States Leader in Barn Kit and Deck Kit Sales Since 1997

ANHANDLE SALVAGE
405 West Hwy. 90, Bonifay, FL.(850)547-9354*www.panhandlesalvage.com
All Wood Kitchen Cabinets ,,
Insulation Tile Board Mailbox Post "
... vVanities* Siding. Wood Paneling I ,


24'X24' AG BARN KITS
Deck Kits Available 24'X36' Certified & Engineered
6'X8' 8'X16' 24'x48' Metal Trusses
8'X10' 12'X14' ......... 32'X36' -Any Siz,,Avnilable
8'X12' 12'X16' 32'X60' -E ny,,o,,d D',,m q,-
hidtud mId,. ii, (riIt /4 deck M-F 8am 5 pm Sat. 8 am Noon 32'X60' n E .,ig, I a,
boards, handrails aini sq spinidles Landscape Timbers Fence Posts Fence Panels Doors
Sheet Rock 4 X8X1/2" Laminate Flooring $1.19 SF 12"X16 Lap Siding $8.99


Fri. tfc
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE No court
appearance. Including children, property,
missing spouse. 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail.com

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

MOBILE HOMES
1984 MOBILE HOME 2 br/Excellent con-


edition. Must be moved. Central air.
$8,800. OBO 419-2254. 3tp 3/8-3/22
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

RENT
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
DFS-2Br/2Ba apts. 1,000 sq. ft. plus 200
sq. ft. porch. Many extras, adults only. No
children. No pets. Very private, very ex-
clusive. Must be seen to be appreciated.
892-0157. 2tc 3/8-3/15 32wds


BARLEY'S
* .

Appliances THURSDAY, FRIDAY
S -* Office Furniture & SATURDAY
* Army Surplus 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
* Ammo Boxes Stop by and enjoy a
* Household Items Moonpie and RC. *
Tools & Toys. CORNER OF LEE ROAD*
* INVENTORY CHANGING WEEKLY. AND HIGHWAY 90 EAST.
*#e*ees*esse*eeei**eeseeee***************oe**


HOME REPAIRS
Home Repair, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry,
Small Additions, Sidewalks & Patios


Robert Kennedy Owner
850-951-9753


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Cell 850-333-0392


BIRD HILL AUTOS

WE FINANCE

No One Turned Down!
1999 Daewoo Laganza..........Price reduced. $2,300
1999 Dodge Caravan....Great family car, Low MPG!
1995 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible...............Sharp,
Ready for Spring Break
plus tax, tag & title
:CA.LLQR STOP IN!
2628 N. Hwy. 81, Ponce de Leon
2 miles north Hwy. 90.
401-4324 or 836-4678


Best 334-858-6050 Delivery-
Prices 334-858-6051 (fax Available




.ASKA.BOL'T O 'R POLE BARN KITS


Most Orders
Filled In 2-3 Days


Installation Available
[IN SOME AREAS)


"recipiose Dessng
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"The l ele'pholne Mian"
New-Tel Communications, LLC
Voice & Data
(850) 892-2934


Business & Residential
Installations & Prewire


Business Sgstems

All Major Bands!


Local Phone Service
Cat 5 Cabeling
Fiberoptics
Voicemail
S* Sales, Lease & Repair
Authorized Shipping Outlet


NEW-TEL Communications


(850) 892-2934


23 South 7th Street 1-800-827-2934
DeFuniak Springs. FL Fax: (850) 892-6357
32433 K-M Iail: newstelcoim n(' palmnhandle.rr.comn
Serving NWF/loida& g outb Alabama since 1 983


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Factory Direct
Prices
Easy Payments
(850)836-4545
or 836- 4455
Hwy 90
Ponce de Leon, FL


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COMFORTABLE 2/3 Br. 2 full Ba. home
w/den, dining room, hardwood floors,
near Lake Yard, Bay Ave. $850 mo/dep.
No HUD/Pets. 892-4740 or 259-1720. tfc
2/21 24wds

FOR RENT OR RENT TO OWN-1049 N.
20th St. DFS. 3bd/1.5Ba-$750.month.
834-2960. 2tp 3/8-3/15

MOBILE HOME-2 bd/lba, stove, refrig-
erator, washer & dryer furnished. $500
mo. plus deposit. 892-9748. 1tc 3/8-
15wds

FOR RENT, APARTMENT- Large bed-
room, kitchen, den, dining area. Two
bathrooms, unfurnished. Refrigerator,
washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, pro-
vided. Very quiet, private, off road park-
ing, yard maintained. 85 Cresent off
Circle-DFS. $700/month by appointment.
835-4877.
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

TOTALLY RENOVATED 3bd/2ba home
for rent. $1,200 mon. You pay utilities
walk across large yard to lake. No pets,
fireplace, plenty of closets. One month
deposit. Very large home. Call 850-585-
6782. 3tp 3/8-3/22
DFS RENTAL 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 22wds

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/Heat & Central Air /fenced yard.
$550 month/deposit/lease.
3BD/1BA BLOCK HOUSE. Range, refr,
ceiling fans, covered porch & storage.
$650 month/dep./lease.
3BD/1BA HOUSE, ref, range, storage,
$630 mon/dep/lease.
No Smoking. No pets
Call 834-5187.
tfc 3/1 34 wds

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

COMPLETELY FURNISHED APT. 892-
7424.1tc 3/8

HOME ON LAKE. for rent. $995/month.
40 miles from Niceville. $2,150, sq. ft.


3bd/2ba. No pets. 892-5008. See by appt.
only, 2tp 3/8-3/15
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
East. 892-2284. tfc 12/14-32wds

3BD/2BA FREEPORT AREA. Water ac-
cess-2 car garage shops. $1,200/month.
974-2662 after 5 pm. 4tp 3/8-3/29

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
TWO OFFICES FOR LEASE- (1) 1,200
sq. ft. and (1) 500 sq. ft. Corner of Baldwin
ave. and 5th St. One block from Court
House. 892-5995. tfc 3/10

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

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


www.johndcnilow.com
30 A for selected north Walton listings
3 broker-associate of 30-A Realty, Inc.
,REALTY,- NEAR KING & HOLLEY LAKES
renovated mobile home on apprx. 0.5 Ac.
MLS 456415 only $44,900
Call: 850-217-8104




Newly remodeled mobile home for rent.
All new appliances, 2BR/1BA, 600Square
feet. Large fenced yard. $600 a month
w/ $600 Security Deposit.
No Pets, No Smoking, No HUD.
Call Michelle 850-826-2428


SOUTHEAST
TIMBERLAND
20-5,300 acres of timberland in


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Grenshaw & Covington counties. Paved Tracks starting at $2,100 per acre. Call
road frontage & Vonecuh River frontage. 1-866-414-9808. tfc 2/14
Excellent hunting and timber value.


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


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


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Monica Farris
Tom Hecker
Denise Hyland
Laura Spence McNew
Philip Spires

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850-865-5656
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Crestview Office
762 Industrial Way
Crestview, FL 32539
850-398-6336


Tommy Carmical
Doug Goodhart
Jerry Hayes
Tim Keen
Tanja Waddell Renneker
David Smith


John Weeks, Broker 850-585-2019
www.parkavenuerealestateinc.com
Licensed in Florida and Alabama


850-902-2257
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850-685-5027
850-758-5898
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contents, inventory & equipment included.
Located on 30-A. On five lots.
$3,990,000


HAMMOCK BAY
FREEPORT, FLORIDA
[L-1410) Lake front lot in the Symphony near the
Town Square. Unbelievable price!
$119,900


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GREAT LOT
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Manufactured homes allowed. Minutes to
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peach, pear, fig and blueberry trees. 2 pastures
fenced for livestock. Located just north of
DeFuniak Springs a spectacular farm!
$1,444,000


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home site, wooded, water tap in place.
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682 Baldwin Avenue 21
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone (850) 892-9650
Toll Free 1-888-892-9658 Fax 850-892-9651 Webs
Licensed in Florida & Alabama


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


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


Jack Cole Kevin Hulion
850-585-6707 850-419-1870


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


Elizabeth Brannon
850-585-8016


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Office Manager
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850-585-82


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

ONE ACRE (LOT 16) Wildwood Lakes
Subdivision. $40,000. Restricted. Call
Scott Nail 892-0687 or 892-0839. 3tp 3/
8-3/22

You Fix It We Finance
Handyman Special, 3bed
850-687-9260.
2tc 3/8-3/15

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

A PRIVATE PARADISE in growing
Mossy Head. 2BR/2BA/1562SF on nearly
5 acres. Inlaid oak floors, massive mas-
ter bedroom, scenic views, & spacious
family room. Brenda Seffens 582-1631.
ERA American Realty of Northwest
Florida, Inc. 1tc 3/8-33wds

FOR SALE BY OWNER
80 ACRES -20 ,. .. old planted pines.
Hub Presley Road, 50 miles from white
sandy beaches- Walton C,:.n: Elec
available. Deer & turkey a ,c i eii.il 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, :',-ing walk-
ing, & swimming. 4.I-,000. (850)834-
2550. 1tp 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.
S58,000. (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- OQuJhly enerqyetllciern
homes by Jay Terrell just West of DeFu-
niak Spri .an1d riT, ., or ,:,u' C onve-.
nienttob- .I-% '", ,ileB se P,,ce siarT
at $139,900. 3Br/2Ba, 1 car garage on
large level lots (92x1 70). Bonus is access


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


to several nice lakes in the Oakwood
Lakes area. Seller will assist with closing
cost. Call Mildred C. Heaton Realty Inc.
850-689-1334/850-582-3806 or email
mcheaton@cfi.net tfc 7/13-65wds

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
are available on street. Absolutely one of
the best deals in the area. $495,000.
(850) 834-2550. 1tp 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-
2284. tfic 3/10

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

SALES ASSOCIATES needed. Con-
struction industry experience is a must.
Please call 850-951-0083. or email re-
sume to Kelly@aaatruss.com 1tc 3/8

SUBWAY ASSISTANT MANAGERS-
Sandwich artists. Flexible hours, competi-
tive salary. Apply at Subway, 7930 W
County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
EOE Drug Free Workplace. 1tc 3/8

STORE MANAGERS-Assistant manag-
ers, cashiers, flexible hours, competitive
salary: Apply at Express Lane, 7930 W
County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
EOE Drug Free Workplace. 1tc 3/8

EXPANDING COMPANY seeking appli-

cants to learn the truss building trade.
Paid on-the-job training, bi-weekly bo-
nuses. For appointment please call Arban
& Associates from 7 am 3 pm. 850-836-
4362. 2tc 3/8-3/15

ARE YOU LOOKING to receive benefits?
Local manufacturing company seeks de-
pendable individuals. Great starting pay,
weekends off, gas allowance, and paid
holidays. Looking to fill 3 shifts. Apply in
person at the Magee Industrial Park,
96.46 Hwy 20 W6st,,Freeport. 11c 3 8

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Manufacturing company in Crestview


with multi-shift operations has an imme-
diate opening for an equipment mainte-
nance technicians. Qualified candidates
only need apply. Should have proven
work history and experience in trouble-
shooting and repair of industrial equip-
ment utilizing pneumatics, hydraulics and
electronic controls. Must possess a solid
mechanical aptitude and work well within
a team-oriented environment. Climate
controlled facility, top pay with experi-
ence, benefits, 401K. Fax 850-682-3543,
or call 850-682-8033 for interview. ltc 3/
8 34 wds

PART TIME DRIVER NEEDED! Arban
and Associates needs a truss delivery
driver. Must have at least a Class CDL
and must be familiar with the Panhandle
area. Please call Arban & Associates from
7 am 3 pm. @850-836-4362. 2tc 3/8-3/
15

$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, PC Box 310643, Flint, MI,
48531. 2tp 3/1-3/8

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

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

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

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Werner needs entry-level semi drivers.
No exp. required. Avg 36K + 1st yr. 60%
home nightly/weekly. CDLtraining in your
area. 1-866-280-5309. 4tc 3/1-3/29

FREEPORT SPICE AFTER school pro-
gram is now hiring for an after school po-
sition. Contact Pam 892-1100. Ext. 3246.
3tp 3/8-3/22

ASP PROGRAMER needed. Call 892-
5008. 2tp 3/8-3/15

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

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


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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

TEACHER POSITION VACANCY-Wal-
ton Academy-DeFuniak Springs, FL, BS
or higher degree required. Eligible for FL
Educator Certificate with Endorsement in
Reading: Stipend Bonus of $4,000. Ex-
perience with at-risk students preferred:
Fax resume to 850-314-6581. 1tc 3/8
33wds

TEACHER POSITION VACANCY-Wal,
ton Academy-DeFuniak Springs, FL, BS
or higher degree required. Eligible for FL
Educator Certificate in Math 6-12; Sti-
pend Bonus of $4,000. Experience with
at-risk students preferred: Fax resume to
850-314-6581 32wds 1tc 3/8

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 person
@1595 Hwy. 83 N. Salary based on cre-
dentials. Minimum starting salary $300/
wk/ Pd holidays after 90 days. tfc 3/1

SOUTH WALTON COUNTY MOSQUITO
CONTROL DISTRICT. is accepting appli-
cations 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 License,
a good driving record and be insurable.
SWCMCD is an equal opportunity em-
ployer and a drug free workplace. Appli-
cations 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

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS is
now accepting applications for one (1)
Secretary in the DeFuniak Springs Ad-
ministration Department.
Qualification for this position will include
the following: Responsible secretarial
work for the Mayor and Administrative
staff. Types, establishes and maintains
files, assists in special projects as desig-
nated by the City Manager and Mayor.
Prepares information for reports, record
keeping, takes minutes, and acts as re-


ceptionist. High school diploma and three
(3) years of progressively responsible
clerical or secretarial experience. Typing
proficiency of sixty (60) words per minute.
Must have a valid Florida Drivers License.
All application, complete list of qualifica-
tions and more information may be ob-
tained 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
applications until the job is filled.
The City of DeFuniak Springs is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Em-
ployer/Drug-Free Workplace. 1.67.wds l1tc
3/8 Po 52609

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS is
now accepting applications for one (1)
UTILITY SERVICES SUPERVISOR in the
DeFuniak Springs Utility Department.
Job Summary
Under the administrative direction of the
Public Works Director and City Manager,
is responsible for.all employees and ac-
tivities of the Utility Department Performs
administrative, regulatory, marketing,


Freeport. 3.5. ac.+.
Commercial, corner loca-
tion, 500' on Hwy. 331
South, 754' on Dark
Creek. $1,8oo,ooo.
BRUCE, Commercial
zoning. 3 ac., 3/2 brick
home. Frontage on Hwy.
81 near intersection of
Hwy. 20. $650,000.
EBRO COMMERCIAL.
3- ac., Hwy. 20 frontage.
Close to intersection of 79
& 20. $985,000..
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS.
2.6 ac., commercial or
multi-family, 400' on
Hwy. 331, corner location.
High elevation.
$975,000.
COMMERCIAL
ACREAGE.. Located
south of Hwy. 20 with
frontage on Hwy. 331,
several tracts to choose
from, ranging from 3-10
acres. Call for details.






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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


planning and supervisory work, in direct-
ing all activities of the city's natural gas
utility Plans, directs, and coordinates ac-
tivities of staff in the economical and effi-
cient distribution of natural gas, and other
utilities as requested.
Applications and a list of job requirements
may be obtained from the Administrative
Assistant's office during regular office
hours, Monday through Friday from 8 am
until 5 pm. at City Hall, 71 US Hwy 90
West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433,
or by calling (850) 892-8500. 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. 141wds
1tc 3/8 Po# 52629





NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued
in the COUNTY Court of OKALOOSA
County, Florida,. on the _17th day of
DECEMBER. 2006. In the cause


wherein ZARCO SUPPLY CO, was
plaintiffs) and GLENN BURKETT ET
AL, was defendantss, being Case No.
96CC1058 in said Court.

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

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

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

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

4tc: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 2007
194G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 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
Emerald 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
2007.


13th day of February,


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

J. Bruce Bowman, Esquire
Ab208978
34990 Emerald Coast Pkwy.
Destin, FL 32541
850-650-3304

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

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
connection with this project should im-
mediately notify the above named
contractor, Peters Municipal Associ-
ates, 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
210G

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
below:

Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing


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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
later than 4:00 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 rebibstruc-
tion of Park Road, Short Avenue, State
SIreel Hawkins Road and Jones
Drve Tne roadways are located in
South Walton County off Hwy. 331


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
acceptance 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
constitute a waiver of any further right
to protest the bid award.

Questions relative to this bid may
be directed to Wayne Miller, Supervi-


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
roadways to incorporate an 8" thick
sand/clay base (LBR 70) and 12" type
"B" stablized subgrade (LBR 40). All
necessary erosion control will be in-
stalled during construction.

2tc: March 1,8, 2007 218G

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

(Legal Advertisement)


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


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 placedon 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 January,
2007 meeting and discuss special
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


Continuing to serve Walton County
with excellence.


30A 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 FIeit.ori 850-835-1331
K -


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 sh?'"
provide a manner by which such pei
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, 2d07
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,


"Vou Sa tisf ce tion Is Our # 1 oal*"


S VERY NICE MOBILE on W ,-"b
i. .. Caswell Road with large
----. --- family room addition. ... -
Located on two
beautifully landscaped
lots on lake, fish and .*.
swim from your own -.
40 foot dock. Comes ",
-- equ pped with stove,
fridge, washer, dryer. .. -
Just repainted, L1 ....3... ..
new carpet, new vinyl. $
MLS#401544 55,000


GREAT BUY!
Single wide home
with new roof,
porches, flooring
and more. Located
in Mossy Head.
It would make a
great starter or
rental home.
MLS #423658


$34,900


.d.


o"PRICE REDUCED'
J: "A great package-
deal! 3 mobile
homes on 3 adjoin-
ing lots-close to I-1C ,
2and 285. Located l
o o L between Crestview ...
and DeFuniak.a b
Currently rented at ",
.$1600 per month.
.Bring all offers!
MMLS #423659
All three for...

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


MLS #455400 $747,600
* DRASTIC REDUCTION! 7.16 acres on Smith Rd., DeFuniak Springs. MLS #414786 $148,000
* HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 30 acres Billy Joe Godwin Rd., DeFuniak Springs. MLS #443154 $315,000
* 40 PRIME ACRES close to Freeport off Coveted Rock Hill Rd., DeFuniak Springs, MLS #450492 $399,900
*40.5 ACRES in one of the fastest growing areas of Walton County. Annexation completed to the City of Freeport. SELLER
VERY MOTIVATED. MLS #445566 $850,000
*10 ACRES in a great area close to King Lake. Nice stream runs across back of property. MLS #450431 $199,900

COMMERCIAL:
*91 acres excellent piece of property with frontage on the railroad and Hwy. 90 with commercial potential. Located in Mossy
Head, FL. MLS #447832 $1,300,000


IRON 1147 HWY. 90 W. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

I N 850-951-2703

HORSE ^HOMES, LAND, COMMERCIAL "
REAGayl Gillis Lyn Charlie Lisa
REALTY IBrotherton Douglass Chesser McKinley Hall MLS
850-865-2636 850-865-5942 850-585-1098 496-9546 585-7438 $
AVAILABLE 24/7 BY PHONE OR BY APPOINTMENT LICENSED IN FLORIDA & ALABAMA


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
* WATERVIEW/FREEPORT "Brand New". 2BR/IBA. 1.010SF. Bayou Cit:....$173,400
* PORTLAND w/1500' WATERFRONT 11.2 Acres. 2BR/2BA. Huge trees on Alaqua.
Boat Launch and Docks. Commnercial/Multi-fanily or Estate $698,900
* HORSE'FARM 10.2 Acres (4 pastures). 2 Ponds. Stables. Barn, Cookhouse,
4BR/2BA Home (2i000SF). Borders Nokuse Plantation (2 sides) $374,500
* RIVERFRONT in Bruce 150+' on High B1luf. 2 Lots o' Record. 2BR/2BA MH.
Detached Carport (Will split $123.900 per lolt) $247,500
* WATERFRONT LOT in Freeport Dock, Seawall. BOATHOUSE (16'-18").
Power. Septic (new). Canal on Black Creek (close to bhay & river)..........................$117,900
* BAYVIEW & POND 1.2 Acres (2 lots). Paved in "Dolphin Cove" BOTH........$248,700
* BAYVIEW in CEDIAR BEACH 2 LOTS available (1/2 Ac. ea.).
Paved streets $154.800
* WATERFRONT on ALAQUA CANAL 1/4 Ac.. 900' to Bay. Huge Trees.......i.....$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 MIL.
* COMMERCIAL SR 20 & SR 81 .9 Acre Is the "Triangle" WILL LEASE.....$544,3501
* FREEPORT COMMERCIAL on US 331 ("Old Chapman's). .9 Ac.. 2000+SF
Paved parking. Rest/Olficc/Retail High Traffic & VISIBILITY $458,350
*40 ACRES near MORRISON SPRINGS @ Holmes Co. line.
OWNER finance $160.000
* 117 ACRES near BRUCE On Odomn Rd. Power on site. Timber. Pond & Creek.
OWNER financing. Easy Access & Good lor Horses $702,000
*I RI.I POR I -MOBILE HOMES ON 1/2 ACRE & SHEDS (EACH)..................$127,7)00


vs.

COI ,', DANIEL HAMILTON A/K/A
CC .HAMILTON A/K/A COLEN D.
H, .,iLTON, etal,

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
A so Attempted at: 411 Wisteria Street
#'. Panama City, FL 32407 and 21106
S. Lakeview Drive, Panama City, FL
32413.
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF COLEN
I ANIEL HAMILTON A/K/A COLEN
U. HAMILTON
Last Known Address: 200 Sandestin
Lane #603, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Also Attempted at: 411 Wisteria Street
#B, Panama City, FL 32407 and 2110 C
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,









THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 8,2007


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.
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.: 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
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, per-
sons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the
above named or described Defen-
dants or parties claiming to have any
right, title, or interest in the property
hereafter described.
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
written defenses, with the Clerk of 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


MEETING NOTICE

Please be advised that the I
Activities Working Group will m
Thursday, March 19,2007 at 5:3
at the South Walton Courthous
nex located at 31 Coastal Centr
levard, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Walton County
of Commiss
By: Cindy
Adminisi
2tc: March 8, 15, 2007

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The Walton County School D
(WCSD) solicits pricing propos
the Interactive Whiteboard
ucts and accessories listed i
request. The timeframe for pur
will be from March 2007 until I
2008. During this time the scho
trict plans to buy approximately
100 interactive boards .
All terms and conditions listed
are a part of this request, and n
will be accepted unless all term
conditions have been complied
Rights are reserved to reject an
all bids and to waive technicality
All questions and contact mt
sent via e-mail to primary co
Sealed bids must be returned
Office of the Superintende
Schools, Department of Inforr
and Technology, Walton Ci
School District, 145 Park Stree
Funiak Springs, FL 32435. All pr


Welcomes to the Team
Brandy Davis Denise Hyl;




A
'r ;. '.o
i. .7,: .


Beach
eet on
0 p.m.
se An-
e Bou-


als must be received prior to the dead-
line of 2:00 PM ET, March 15, 2007.
All bids must be clearly marked Inter-
active ,Vhiteboard BID on the out-
side of .he envelope. The bids will be
publicly opened. Bidders and inter-
ested parties are invited to attend,
Technology Information & System De-
partment, 145 Park Street, Suite 5,
DeFuniak Springs, FL. The success-
ful bidder will be notified as soon as
possible following the bid opening.
Bid specifications and details may
be obtained at www.walton.kl2.fl.us
or from Andy Howard, 145 Park Street,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 or
howarda@walton.kl2.fl.us.


Any person who is adversely af-
fected by the notice of project plans/
Board specifications or intended project
loners plans/specifications shall file with the
Price/ Superintendent a written notice of pro-
tration test within seventy-two (72) hours af-
ter receipt of notice. Any person who
230G is adversely affected by the District's
decision or intended decision con-
AL cerning a bid solicitation or a contract
award shall file with the Superinten-
dent a written notice of protest within
districtt seventy-two (72) hours after receipt
als on of notice of the decision or intended
prod- decision.
in this
chase
March Please Note Provisions. of Florida
ol dis- Statutes, Section 287.133:
15 to "A person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list fol-
lowing a conviction for a public entity
d here crime may not submit a bid on a con-


o bids
ns and
d with.
iy and
ties.
ust be
ntact.
to'the
ant of
nation
county
at, De-
ropos-


PARK AVENUE
R E A E STATE E


and


Whatever Your Real Estate Needs
THEY CAN HELP!

850-951-2019


tract 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 pub-
lic building or public work, may not
submit bids on leases of real property
to a public entity, may not be awarded
or perform work as a contractor, sup-
plier, subcontractor, or consultant un-
der a contract with any public entity,
and may not transact business with
public entity in excess of the thresh-
old amount provided in Section
287.017, for CATEGORY TWO for a
period of 36 months from the date of
being placed on the convicted vendor
list."


PAGE 11-C
Pursuant to Section 287.133(3) (a),
Florida Statues, all bidders must sub-
mit a sworn statement of public entity
crimes with their bid proposal. Failure
to submit a sworn statement will re-
sult in immediate disqualification of
your bid proposal.


2tc: March 8, 15, 2007


231G


PUBLIC NOTICE

The 30-A Corridor Advocacy Group
will meet on March 19, 2007 at 6:00
p.m. at the Tourist Development Coun-


BEACH REALTY
tyandell@direcway.com
Office (850) 231-5454
Will Askew Call for details!! Tim Yandell
(850) 499-3974 LOCATION, LOCATION!!850) 865-0250
Over 1 Acre by Hwy 331-Hwy 20 intersection.
Including building ready for 3 Businesses.
* 4 Bdrm Home in Pt. Washington on 1/2 Ac. Lot.................$499,000
* 4 Bdrm/3Ba 2700 SQFT, .5 Acre Home'in Santa Rosa Beach
with enclosed pool,.5 Acre $659,900
* Beautiful Lot in growing Freeport market.
Cross Creek Shores..Reduced!!! $64,900
* 40 Acres in Red Bay. Must See!!! $449,000
* Almost Half an Acre directly on the Bay $550,000
* 6 Acres in Santa Rosa Beach. Zoned NPA Infill...............$2,500,000
Pt. Washington Area Land:
*.5 Acres........$115,000 .55 Acres...........$175,000
.65 Acres Waterfront....... $275,000


When you think

Sof REAL ESTATE,

THINK OF "El"a

TWOACRES wthn 1/2 DeFUNIAK
..l TWO ACRES withine1/t2 Very nice lot in Lake Rosemary Estates! High
mile of WindsweptR in and dry, partially cleared, PRICE REDUCED.
SFreeport!3 BR/1 BA homeSELLER IS MOTIVATED!. $38,000.00. MLS
and very large workshop
located on property Zoned #435961
'Estate Residential which FREEPORT
S ,. allows for minor commer- 3.26 acres in the heart of Freeport! Zoned R-3
cial use. MLS #423261. High Density Residential/Commercial,
$455,000 $1,900,000.00. MLS #429805
17.94 acres adjoins Hammock Bay with'660 ft.
Road frontage on Hwy. 20 W, zoned R-3
.CrT 1r 'll THI E 42riE' Residential/Commercial. $9,500,000.00. MLS
Si.j i-7i #420087
I" BE,t F ,-..r,,... 1..r 4i 28 acres on the corner of Hwy. 20 and Bay
S i. Loop Rd., adjoins Hammock Bay. High, dry and
i partially cleared. Development potential!
,,,g-' ".:r1,, -.. r i_,u, $8,900,000.00. MLS #429615
r' i.. :,.i ..i r ...,r,: ri PONCE DE LEON
u 1 lt-,: c-'-:.' Two very nice lots, located on paved street with
I9 ''?" 'U',' water and sewer available! $27,500.00 each lot.
MLS #418153
Call "E" for EVERYTHING you need in REAL ESTATE!
Elizabeth Brannon/Realtore
Cell: 850-585-8016 Office: 850-892-9650 Toll Free: 888-892-9658
Licensed in Florida and Alabama
email: sold@elizabethbrannon.com
Prudential website: www.elizabethbrann6n.com M .
Merrifield & Pilcher Realty D 82 Baldwin A L 43
..., ..... ............ DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 ,


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PAGE 12-C
cil (TDC) on Hwy. 98 and 331 in Wal-
ton County.
Claire Bannerman will provide de-
tails of the next phase.of designation
for County Road 30-A along with Sh-
annon Foor, FDOT; Oxo Slayer of
Kimley Horn; and Robin Turner, Re-
gional Coordinator of Florida
Greenways and Trails.

2tc: March 8, 15, 2007 232G

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Recreation
Board will hold their regular monthly
meeting on Mar. 19, 2007, 6:00 p.m.
at the Freeport City Hall, 112 High-
way 20 W, Freeport, FL 32439. The
following items are scheduled to be
heard:

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

In accordance with Section
286:26, Florida 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 8, 15, 2007
233G

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
AUDREY HESS
P.O. BOX 604 .
FREEPORT, FL 32439.
Description of Vehicle
1989 FORD
Vin# 1FTDF15N9KNA63937
Towing and Storage Company
Day's Service Station inc.
P.O. Box 10/11 Railroad Ave
Argyle, FL 32422
850-892-3935

This auction will be held at Day's Ser-
vice Station Inc. at 11 Railroad Ave.,'
Argyle, FL on April 16, 2007 com-
mencing at 7:00 a.m. We hereby re-
serve the right to auction this vehicle
according to the Florida Statutes, Sec-
tion 713.78 in order to recoverany and
all unpaid charges for towing and stor-
age fees on the above listed vehicle.

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

1tc: March 8, 2007
234G


PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE_

Registered Owner
CHRISTOPHER VANWAGONER
1322 GRANT ROAD
PONCE DE LEON, FL 32455

Description of Vehicle
1998 DODGE
Vin# 1B7FL26X7WS557020

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

This auction will be held at Day's Ser-
vice Station Inc. at 11 Railroad Ave.,
Argyle, FL on April 16, 2007 com-
mencing at 7:00 a.m. We hereby re-
serve the right to.auction this vehicle
according to the Florida Statutes, Sec-
tion 713.78 in order to recover any and
all unpaid charges for towing and stor-
age fees on the above listed vehicle.

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

1tc: March 8, 2007
235G

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1994 ACURA,
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1998 FORD,
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2001 NISSAN,
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1998 CHEVROLET,
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1996 GEO,
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1998 NISSAN,
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1tc: March 8, 2007 236G


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 07-CP-31

IN RE: ESTATE OF

WILLIAM H. DAY, SR.
a/k/a WILLIAM H. DAY

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
William H. Day, Sr., deceased, whose
date of death was January 4, 2007,
and whose Social Security Number is-
264-28-5264, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 1260, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice 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 DAYSAFTER 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
STHE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OFTHE 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 March 8, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. MARK FISHER
Florida Bar No. 494992
Law Office of J. Mark Fisher, P.A.
148 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Suite 2
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Telephone: (850) 244-8989

Personal Representative:
Donald J. Day
318 Fryer Tuck Road
Mary Esther, Florida 32569


2tc: March 8, 15,2007 237G

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
HELP WANTED


'CHEERFUL
RECEPTIONIST/PR
PERSON NEEDED
FOR MEDICAL
PROVIDER
PLEASE FAX
RESUME TO:
267-4539


The Walton County Technical
Review Committee will hold a pub-
lic hearing on Wednesday, March
21, 2007 at 8:30 am at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex in Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The follow-
ing items are scheduled for review
and action:

WATERSOUND NORTH VILLAGE
COMMONS POOL ADDITION -
Project number 07-013-00008. This
is a less than minor development or-
der application submitted by St. Joe
Company (Lisa Purul), Inc. request-
ing the addition of a 3,200 square foot
pool, 300 square feet of bathroom
facilities, and associated infrastruc-
ture on 7.13 acres with a land use
designation of coastal village one.
The site is located within the
Watersound North development (par-
cel number 17-3S-18-16000-001-
0000).

PLAYGROUND ESTATES -
Project number 07-001-00009. This.
is a minor development order appli-
cation submitted by Dean Burgis of
Emerald Coast Associates consisting
of 6 single family lots on 3.96 acres
with a land use designation of rural
village. The site is located on the north
side of Nicole Lane, approximately .1
mile north of Shadow Lane and .4
mile east of U.S. 331 North (parcel
number 34-1 S-19-23000-018-0002).

EDEN'S LANDING REVISION
TO D.O. #20100002 Project num-
ber 07-013-00009. This is a less than
minor development order application
submitted by James Slonina, Pan-
handle Engineering, Inc., consisting
of a revision to D.C. number
20100002, which permitted a 12,000
square foot office building and 8
single-family dwellings. The re-
quested revision is to reduce the
amount of commercial space and
change the access to the project. The
site is located 3/4 mile north of U.S.
98 on CR 395 (parcel numbers 35-
2S-19-24000-011-0000 & 35-2S-19-
24000-012-0012) and has a future
land use of NPA/infill.

BLACK CREEK PLANTATION -
Project number 06-001-00112. This
is a major development order appli-
cation submitted by Jenkins Stanford
and Associates, agent, and
Blackcreek Developers LLC, owner,
consisting of 608 single family units,
100 multi-family units, 60,000 square
feet of commercial, 29,500 square
feet of boat dry storage, as well as
public and civic uses on 300 +/- acres
with a future land use of NBNPA/RTC.
The site is located on the north side
of Black Creek Road approximately
2 miles east of the Black Creek Bou-
levard and Black Creek Road inter-
section (parcel numbers) 04-2S-18-
15000-001-0030, 33-1S-18-14000-
001-0030, 04-2S-18-15000-001-
0020, 04-2S-18-15000-001-0040,
and 04-2S-18-15000-001-0050).

HERON'S LANDING Project
number 07-001-00012. This is a ma-
jor development order application
submitted by Emerald Coast Associ-
ates, Inc., consisting of 13 buildings
with 127 multi-family units having a
total of 19,077 square feet on 28.63
acres with a future land use of NPA/
infill. The site is located on C.R. 393,
950 feet south of U.S. 98, (parcel
numbers) 35-2S-20-33280-000-
0590, 35-2S-20-33280-000-0600, 35-
2S-20-33280-000-0610).

INLET RETREAT PUD TECHNI-
CAL Project number 07-001 -00011.
. This is a minor development order ap-
plication submitted by Jack Rhodes
as agent for NR Inlet Beach, LLC,.
consisting of 54 single family lots and
.39 multi-family units on 11.71 acres
with a future land use of NPA-infill/
IBNP. This planned unit development
received conceptual approval in de-
velopment order number 06-001-
00101. The site is located on the NW
corner of Walton Lakeshore Drive at


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numbers) 36-3S-18-16100-000-1070,
36-3S-18-16100-000-1090, 36-3S-18-
16100-000-1100, 36-3S-18-16100-
000-1101, 36-3S-18-16100-000-1102,
36-3S-18-16100-000-1103, 36-3S-18-
16100-000-1104, 36-3S-18-16100-
000-1105,36-3S-18-16100-000-1110,
36-3S-18-16100-000-1520, 36-3S-18-
16100-000-1530, 36-3S-18-16100-
000-1080, 36-3S-18-16100-000-
1690).

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc:'March 8,15, 2007 238G


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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

Case Updates .

In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statues, whenever
any board or commissioner of any
state agency or authority, or of any
agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or other politi-
cal subdivision, which has scheduled
a-rheting,:t'whichi6fficial acts' arer
to' be'-takerr'Tec'ive- at.fledastt '48"
hours, prior:to the meeting, a written:
request by a physically handicapped


The Zoning Board of Adjustments
will make a final determination to grant
a variance, deny a variance, uphold
the director's decision, overturn the
director's decision, or continue to a
later date. Any agenda item that is
tabled will be scheduled for a future
Zoning Board of Adjustments meet-'
ing. The applicant/petitioner may ap-
peal the decision of this board to the
Circuit Court of Walton County.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: March 8, 15, 2.007
239G


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Zoning
Board of Adjustments will hold their
regular public hearing on March 22,
2007 at 6:00 P.M. at the South Wal-
ton Courthouse Annex in Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459. The following
items are scheduled for review and
action:

DISTINCTIVE CYCLES Jerry L.
Byrd, on behalf of Distinctive Cycles,
Inc., is requesting a variance from the
land development code section
7.03.01 .b Building Signs, subsection
(4), which limits the occupant not lo-
cated in a multiple-occupancy complex
to three building signs on each side of
the building. The applicant is request-
ing five (5) building signs on the west
side of the building fronting Highway
331 and four (4) building signs on the
south side of the building facing the
parking lot. The property is located at
18291 Hwy. 331 S., Freeport, FL
32439, parcel number 27-1S-19-
23000-050-0000.

INTRAWEST SANDESTIN AP-
PEAL Fowler, White,-Boggs,'Bari kr~
P.A., on behalf of Intrawest Sandestin;
L.L.C., is appealing the decision by the
Director of Planning and Development
Services Division, Pat Blackshear,
dated July 25, 2006, regarding "club
use of parcel 113B."

BEACHSIDE TWO CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION & JIM
WATLING APPEAL The Beachside
Two Condominium Association and
Jim Watling, through their attorney
David A. Theriaque, have filed an ap-
peal to the decision by the Director of
Planning and Development Services
Division, Pat Blackshear, dated July
25, 2006, regarding "club use of par-
cel-113B."


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person to attend the meeting, directed
to the chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or au-
thority, such chairperson or director
shall provide a manner by which such
person may attend the meeting at its.
scheduled site or reschedule the
meeting to a site which would be 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 8, 15, 2007 240G

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

CASE NO. 07CA000117

BRYANT J. NUNLEY,

Plaintiff,

v.

G,UELDA PEARSON, if alive, and if
dead her unknown spouse, heirs, per-
sonal representatives, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all others claiming by,
through, under, or against her,

Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: GUELDA PEARSON, if alive,
and if dead her unknown spouse,
heirs, personal representatives, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all others
claiming by, through, under, or against
her

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


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THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007


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 re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, 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 be-
fore April 6, 2007, and file the original
with the glerk of this court either be-
fore service on attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or pe-
tition.

DATED this 1st day of March, A.D.
2007.

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

4tc: March 8,15, 22,29, 2007 241G

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07CP000040


IN RE: ESTATE O
STEPHEN
GLASGOW,


CHRISTOPHER


Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
Stephen Christopher Glasgow, de-
ceased, File Number 07CP000040, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Wal-
ton County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Walton County
Courthouse, at 571 U.S. Highway 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding un-matured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims
or demands against the decedent's
estate, including un-matured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of the first publication of
this .Notice is March 8, 2007.

Mark L. Glasgow
Personal Represenitative
5010 Bent Creek Drive
Floyds Knobs, Indiana 47119

J. Lorriane Bytell
Ramey & Bytell Attorneys
1250 Circle Drive
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
(850) 892-2108
Fla. Bar No.: 0467766
Attorney for Personal Representative


As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: March 8, 15, 2007 243G


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07 CA 35

HSBC BANK USA NATIONALASSO-
CIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
FOR FIELDSTONE MORTGAGE IN-
VESTMENT TRUST (FMIT) SERIES
2006-3,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SLAWOMIR SLAZAK, et al,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
SLAWOMIR SLAZAK
Last Known Address: 607 Loblolly Bay
Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Also Attempted at: 214 2nd Street,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 and
4684 Windstarr Drive, Destin, FL
32541
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SLAWOMIR SLAZAK
Last Known Address: 607 Loblolly Bay
Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Also Attempted at: 214 2nd Street,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 and
4684 Windstarr Drive, Destin, FL
32541
Current Residence Unknown

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

LOT 92, DRIFTWOOD' ESTATES,
PHASE 1B, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,
PAGES 20, 20A-20D 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
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
April 9, 2007, a 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 proceeding.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 27th day of Febru-
ary, 2007.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Sharla Hall
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish: (Please publish in The
Herald Breeze) '

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


This public hearing will be heard
by the Walton County Board of Com-
missioners on March 26, 2007, at 4:00
pm, or soon thereafter at the Walton
County Courthouse located at 571 US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL.

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 oiner 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,

Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote,
Executive Assistant

2tc: March 8, 15, 2007,
245G

SPECIAL WORKSHOP NOTICE

Please be advised that the Wal-
ton County Board of Commissioners
will hold a Workshop on Tuesday,
March 13, 2007 at 3:00 pm at the
South Walton Courthouse Annex lo-
cated at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

The purpose of this Workshop will
be to discuss the State House Initia-
tives Partnership (SHIP) Program and
the proposed Housing Assistance
Plan for 2007-2010. The presentation
will be given by Kathy Ahlen, SHIP Co-
ordinator at West Florida Regional
Planning Council. The County's SHIP
Partners Committee will also attend.

\W/alton- Cmri nrtl Dfnird-


of Commis
By: Dede
Executive A


1tc: March 8, 2007


NOTICE OF SALE


Santos Diaz Hernandez-,
4801 Park Towne Way A
Montgomery, AL 36116

91 Plymouth Voyager
Vin: #1P4GH44R8NX24813

This auction will be heldat IH
Wrecker Service at 354 US I
West, DeFuniak Springs, FLoi
19, 2007 commencing at 9:C
We hereby reserve the right
tion this vehicle according
Florida Statutes, Section 713.7
der to recover any and all
charges for towing and stora
on the above listed vehicles.

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

1tc: March 8, 2007


tion this vehicle according
Florida Statutes, Section 713.7
der to recover any and all
charges for towing and stora
on the above listed vehicles.

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

1tc: March 8, 2007

NOTICE OF ABANDON


ur IIHUADWAY

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
suant to Florida Statutes, chap
that:

BEGIN AT THE NORTI
CORNER OF THE SECT
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANr
WEST, WALTON CO
FLORIDA; THENCE GO S 00
E ALONG THE EAST LINE O
SECTION 1 A DISTANCE 01
FEET; THENCE DEPARTING
SECTION LINE GO S 89016
ALONG THE CALCULATED S
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LIN
RIGHT-OF-WAY) OF AN EX
CLAY ROAD A DISTANCE OF
FEET TO A POINT LYING C
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY L
APOSTLE WAY; THENCE
0015'05" W ALONG SAID
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE,
TANCE OF 51.79 FEET TO A
LYING ON THE NORTH LI
THE AFORESAID SECTI


to the
78 in or-
unpaid
ge fees


THENCE GO S 89054'06" EAST,
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 331.89 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE
PARCEL HEREIN DESCRIBED.


the date BEING A PORTION OF LEGAL DE-
SCRIPTION AS FURNISHED IN OF-
FICIAL RECORDS BOOK 164, PAGE
#248G 83 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ENT
As shown in Official Records Book
_, Page __ of Walton County,
IN: Florida has been abandoned as an
(easement, roadway; alleyway, etc.).
ED pur- (Subject to: if applicable, put any re-
ter 336, strictions/conditions, etc.) pursuant to
Resolution adopted by the Board of
County Commissioners of Walton
HEAST County, Florida, on the 27th day of
ION 1, February, 2007.
JGE 19
)UNTY, Connie J. Morse
0115'05" for Martha Ingle, Clerk
)F SAID Board of County Commissioners
F 47.03 of Walton County, Florida
G SAID
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3OUTH-
IE (66'
LISTING
S331.48
)N THE
LINE OF
GO N
EAST-
A DIS-
k POINT
NE OF
ION. 1;


ROLL CALL


NOTICE
Request for Bids

The City of DeFuniak Springs will
be accepting sealed bids for a new
John Deere Gator TS Utility Vehicle
for the Street Department. The City will
accept sealed bids until March 21,
2007 at 2:00 p.m. CST. Proposals will
be opened in the Council Chambers
on the above date and time. The pro-


2tc: March 8, 15, 2007


250G


FROM FRONT


get.
A motion for approval by Comander carried unanimously: Brannon-yes; Comander-yes;
Jones-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes.

Request by Walton County Sheriff Ralph Johnson for a resolution of support for his proposed
state legislation, the Career Service Employee's Act, aimed at providing job protection for uniformed
deputies and sergeants in the event of a new sheriff taking office.
A motion by Comander to have legal staff review the proposed legislation was approved,
unanimously.

Request by South Walton Fire District (SWFD) Deputy Chief Sean Hughes for a resolution of
support for the fire district's proposed state legislation designating areas within the service area for
the election of fire commissioners.
A motion by Meadows for preparation of the resolution carried unanimously.

Request by Ed Baltzley, county emergency services director, for permission to use the 10 acres
across from the new county animal control facility for firefighter training activities.
A motion for approval by Comander carried unanimously.

Request by Tallahassee Boy Scout Jason Mauro to assist with providing a dive tank holding
rack at Morrison Springs as a community service project to obtain his Eagle Scout's badge.
A motion for approval by Brannon was approved unanimously.


y boara
ssioners Recommendation by County Administrator Ronnie Bell to move forward with the $1.6 mil-
Hinote, lion purchase of the Bayou Arts and Antiques property on Hogtown Bayou in Santa Rosa Beach, to be
assistant funded through the $13.2 draw from the county's Capital Project Credit Line that the commissioners
had authorized last month for the current fiscal year.
246G A motion by Meadows to purchase the property for the public was approved in a 4-1
vote: Brannon-yes; Comander-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Jones-no.

Request by Billy McKee, county environmental planner,,of a $208,000 in-kind services match
to accompany $208,000 state grant for a county habitat conservation plan in connection with applica-
tion requirements for the Walton County incidental take permit related to temporary seawall approv-
als by the county after Hurricafie Dennis. i, I,
A motion for approval by Comander carried unanimously. ,

Also approved by unanimous vote was a scope of services by Ecological Associates for consult-
dinson's ant services in connection with the habitat conservation plan, services to be funded by the state
Hwy 90 grant.
n March
00 a.m.
to auc- Request by Mike Burke, county legal consultant, for direction regarding possible abandon-
to the ment of McCullough Road in the wake of a failed settlement of legal issues concerning the road.
78 in or- Motion by Jones to set a BCC public hearing to consider the abandonment. The motion
unpaid was approved unanimously.
ge fees
Request by West Shores Partners for approval of West Shore Phase II, a seven-lot single-family
subdivision to be located on a 4.38-acre parcel 743 feet north of West Shore Drive on the north side of
the date U.S. 98.
A motion for approval by Jones carried 4-0, with Meadows temporarily out of the meet-
#247G ing room.


2tc: March 8, 15, 2007


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

CASE NO. 06-CA-628

R.E. LOANS, LLC, a California limited
liability company,

Plaintiff,

v.

ZOHOURI SEAGROVE, LP, a Florida
limited partnership, CAMP CREEK
DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC, a
Florida limited liability company,
PBS&J CONSTRUCTORS, INC., a
Florida corporation, MCWHORTER
ARCHITECTS, P.A., a Florida profes-
sional association, GAC CONTRAC-
TORS, INC., a Florida corporation,
NICEVILLE FENCE COMPANY, INC.,
a Florida corporation, and PERRONE
ENTERPRISES, INC., a Georgia cor-
poration,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CAMP CREEK DEVELOPMENT
GROUP, LLC
Last Known Address:
c/o The Maynard Law Firm
4001' Presidential Parkway,
Suite 1512
Atlanta, Georgia 30340

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose on real estate has
been filed against you. You are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to I. William Spivey,
II, Esq., the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Greenberg Traurig, P.A.,
450 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 650,
Orlando, Florida 32801, on or before
April 7, 2007, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.

Dated this 26th day of February,
2007.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By: Kim Anderson


242G 2tc: March 8,15, 2007


244G


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Please be advised that the Wal-
ton County Board of Commissioners
will hold a Public Hearing to consider
adopting a Resolution to abandon the
following described property:
COMMENCE AT THE SW COR-
NER OF SECTION 13, T4N, R20W;
THENCE PROCEED SOUTH
13004'04" WA DISTANCE OF 266.51'
TO THE CENTERLINE OF COUNTY
ROAD 1084 (SAID ROAD BEING
OLD STATE ROAD 185 SECTION
6012-201 OF WHICH A COPY IS ON
FILE WITH THE WALTON COUNTY
CLERK OF COURT, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS) SAID POINT BEING DES-
IGNATEDAS STATION 77+44.01 ON
SAID MAP, SAID POINT ALSO BE-
ING A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A
CURVE; THENCE PROCEED THRU
SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE
SOUTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF
1,146.27'; AN ARC LENGTH OF
1,015', DELTA ANGLE OF 5044'02"
(CHORD BEARING N 44002'06" E,
CHORD LENGTH OF 982.16')' TO
THE POINT OF TANGENCY. SAID.
POINT ALSO BEING DESIGNATED
AS STATION 87+59.61' THENCE
PROCEED ALONG SAID
CENTERLINE N 6924'07" E A DIS-
TANCE OF 2,111.13'; THENCE PRO-
CEED S 20035'53"E A DISTANCE OF
50' TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
OF SAID COUNTY 1084 TO THE
POINT OF, BEGINNING, THENCE
PROCEED S 0148'14"W A DIS,
TANCE OF 213.35' THENCE S
00007'45"'A DISTANCE OF 145.61';
THENCE S 0015'10"E A DISTANCE
OF 380.32'; THENCE S 0036'35"W
A DISTANCE OF 326.49'; THENCE
S 00041'35" W A DISTANCE OF
54.88'; THENCE NO 85"37'23"E A
DISTANCE OF 13.71'; THENCE N
02"21 '28"W A DISTANCE OF 53.88';
THENCE N 00"38'44"E A DISTANCE
OF 325.05' THENCE N 0001'54"W
A DISTANCE OF 380.01'; THENCE
N 0026'57"W A DISTANCE OF
147.50' THENCE N 02018'34"E A DIS-
TANCE OF 218.18' TO A POINT ON
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF
COUNTY ROAD 1084; THENCE
RUN S 60"24'07" W ALONG SAID
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY A DIS-
TANCE OF 13.93'TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CON-
TAINS .3 ACRES MORE OR LESS.


NOTICE OF SALE

Palio Alfredo
408 Arbor View Circle
Dilberville, MS 39540

96 Toyota Camry
Vin: #4T1BG12K7TU811537

This auction will be held at Hinson's
Wrecker Service at 354 US Hwy 90
West, DeFuniak Springs, FLon March
19, 2007 commencing at 9:00 a.m.
We hereby reserve the right to auc-


Request by Emerald Coast Associates for approval of Alaqua Landing, a.k.a. Piney Point
Estates, a 76-single-family-lot development to be located on a 34.45-acre site on the north side of
Piney Point Road, west of West Bay Loop Road, with accompanying submittal to state and federal
regulatory authorities for 10 boat docks and a community boat launch.
A motion for approval by Jones carried 4-1, with Comander voting no due to concern
about the number of boat docks proposed.

Additional development proposals, approved unanimously: Chat Holly Townhomes, a 34-
townhome development to be constructed on a 4.5-acre parcel on the southwestern corner of the Chat
Holly/J.D. Miller Road intersection; and CR-30A Townhomes, a four-townhome development to be
located on a 0.58-acre site on the north side of CR-30A, three-fourths mile west of CR-393 and adja-
cent to the Tom Thumb/Citgo store. In addition, six-month final order extensions were unanimously
approved for the Old Pointe Washington and Sand Dollar Villas developments.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETINGS
(THE PUBLIC IS INVITED)
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Meeting
Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
Niceville Community Center 204 N. Partin Drive (SR285) Niceville City Hall Complex.
The agenda will include the following items:
1. Review Draft 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (Cost Feasible Plan) and Schedule a Public Hearing
for0 Final Adoption at the April 2007 TPO Meeting
2. Approval of Amendnient of the Northwest Florida Regional TPO Interllocal Agreement to change the
Quorum Requirement from 9 to 7
3. Identify a TPO Member to Attend MPOAC Training Institute
4. Endorsement of Highway Safety Grant Application, with Funds to be Used to Develop a Regional Crash
Records Database
5. Review of Draft FY2008 TPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
6. Report from Fort Walton Beach on the City's Actions Concerning Possible One-Way of Perry Street
7. PUBLIC HEARING This is an opportunity for the public to address the TPO about
transportation issues
Other TPO related meetings currently scheduled for March 15, 2007:
* TPO Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting 9:30 a.m. in the Niceville Community Center
* TPO Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting 1 1:30 a.m. Niceville City Hall
* TPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meeting 1:30 p.m. in the Niceville Community
Center
For more information on these or other TPO-related meetings that might be scheduled please contact Nick
Nickoloff at 1-800-226-8914 ext 212. Agendas are available at the TPO's website at
http://www.w -frpc.dst.'ll .us/owtpo.
The TPO will make reasonable accommodations for access to the meetings in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act and for language requirements other than English. Please notify Ms.
Ellie Roberts of access or language requirements at 1-800-226-8914 or 850-595-8910 ext 218 at least 48
hours iii advance.


. ...... ...... fi lg- W I IIA l


PAGE 13-C
posals shall be marked on the outside
of the envelope sealed bid "Street
Dept. Gator". Any bids received after
2:00 p.m. on the above date will not
be accepted and will be returned un-
opened to the bidder.

The following is a minimum list of
equipment:

1. John Deere Gator TS Utility Ve-
hicle or equal

A complete list of specifications
may be obtained by contacting the
City Managers Office at (850) 892-
8500 or by mail at City Hall, P.O. Box
685, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435. Any information concerning
the bid procedure may be obtained
through the City Managers Office at
the above address. Any additional in-
formation concerning the specifica-
tions on the equipment may be ob-
tained from Bill Holloway, Public
Works Director at (850) 892-8571.

The Owner reserves the right to
reject any and all bids, waive any for-
malities, and award in the best inter-
est of the City of DeFuniak Springs.
The City of DeFuniak is an Equal Op-
portunity/Affirmhtive Action/ADA Em-
ployer and a Drug Free Work Place.

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Kim Presnell
City Manager







PAGE 14-C THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007

Sinfonia Gulf Coast plays "Hayd-N-Seek" with featured cellist


SINFONIA CONDUC-
TOR Demetrius Fuller

By BRUCE COLLIER
Sinfonia Gulf Coast paid
its musical respects to two of
the world's best known com-
posers Igor Stravinsky and
Franz Joseph Haydn, in an
evening of "Hayd-n-Seek,"
featuring solo cellist Guo
Sheng Huang.
The concert was held
March 3 at Grace Lutheran
Church in Destin. A pre-con-
cert reception was offered in
the church's courtyard, with
snacks and hot coffee catered
by Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
for, those choosing to brave
the cool weather.
The Sinfonia made full use
of the spacious altar area in
the church sanctuary, which
featured spot and area light-
ing and an overhead closed
circuit projection of the per-
formance. Grace Lutheran is
a very comfortable and ac-
commodating space, well-
suited to concerts such as
this.
The program was to fea-
ture works by Stravinsky,
Haydn, and 20th century
composer Collin Matthews.
Before beginning the perfor-
mance, conductor Demetrius
Fuller announced that
Matthews' piece, "Hidden
Variables," would not be
played. "It's out of print," he
said. "But that means you
get to go home eaiiler."
The concert began with
Stravinsky's "Octet for
Winds," a piece in three
movements for eight musi-
cians. Knowt"i for his
groundbreaking wovrks such
as "The Rite of Spring," "The
Firebird" and "Petrushka,"
Stravinsky was both contro-
versial and celebrated in
20th century music, earning
a place on "Time" magazine's
list of the most influential
people of the century.
The Octet, though in a
traditional form, featured
Stravinsky's characteristi-
cally unconventional play
with rhythm and tone.
Stravinsky is an acquired
taste, but not difficult to ac-
quire.
The two Haydn works
form a small part of an enor-


mous body of work by the
Austrian-born composer, who
lived from 1732 1809. In his
long life, Haydn composed
some 750 works, including
108 symphonies, 13 operas,
a marionette opera, 16 over-
tures, 83 string quartets,
three oratorios, and music for
mechanical clocks, among
other works.
The "Concerto No. 2 for
Cello in D Major" gives cen-
ter stage to that instrument,
beautifully played by
Sinfonia's principal cellist,
Dr. Guo Sheng Huang.
A native of Taiwan, Huang
has degrees in music from
the National Sun Yat-Sen
University in Taiwan, Ohio
State University, and the
University of South Caro-
lina. In addition to Sinfonia,
Huang plays with the Mobile
Symphony Orchestra,
Biloxi's Gulf Coast Sym-
phony, and is on the faculty
of the Unversity of South
Alabama.
Huang sat in front of the
other musicians, playing
without score for all three
movements. At the intermis-
sion that followed, audience
members were praising not
only Huang's playing, but
his memory for the piece.


Haydn's 94th symphony is
subtitled "Surprise." A num-
ber of other symphonies by
Haydn are likewise nick-
named, such as "the clock,"
"the hunt," or "the military"
symphonies.
Fuller introduced the
piece, asking if anyone in the
audience knew what was
meant by the "surprise." The
surprise comes in the second
of the symphony's four move-


ments, the andante. The mu-
sic starts soft, rather slow
and measured on the strings,
only to be interrupted briskly
by an abrupt full-orchestra
chord, before resuming its
pace.
"It was a surprise in the
1700s," Fuller joked. "There
wasn't a lot going on."
At the close of the 94th,
both Fuller and the Sinfonia
took bows to appreciative ap-


plause. Fuller invited the
audience to attend the next
concert, "Russian Masters,"
on April 6 and 7 in Fort Wal-
ton Beach and Panama City.
That concert will feature so-
loist Anna Polusmiak on pi-
ano playing works by
Rachmaninoff and
Tchaikovsky.
For information, call 267-
1478 or go online at
www.SinfoniaGulfCoast.org.


'-


CELLIST GUO SHANG
HUANG was featured at
Sinfonia's Haydn concert.


SUPER SEAHAWKS FOR THE MONTH of March were announced today. (Left to right) Jennifer Ammerman, Fresh-
man; Jenetta McGee, Junior; Aracely Garcia, Sophomore; Nathan Terry, Freshman; Jake Wright, Sophomore; Jennifer
Marshall, Senior; John Cyr, Senior; Joseph Williamson, Athlete; Austin Buzzett, Junior; and Julia Edwards, Athlete. Photo
by Barb Stratton, SWHS


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Roll


Call


Walton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC)

Feb. 27 regular meeting

A yes vote was to approve
the motion.

Request by Kris Titus,
South Walton Tourist De-
velopment Council (TDC)
executive director, for ap-
proval of agreement to hire
former TDC Beach Manage-
ment Director Brad Pickel
as a consultant for services
related to Walton County's
beach management program,
at a salary of $102,000 annu-
ally for three years, plus re-
imbursement for travel,
copying, printing, shipping
and long distance phone calls
connected with Pickel's
beach management program
duties, with contract ex-
penses to be funded through
TDC bed tax-supported bud-


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