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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: December 13, 2007
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Walton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Walton -- DeFuniak Springs
Coordinates: 30.721389 x -86.119444 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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LOCAL PEARL
HARBOR
SURVIVOR
HONORED
DFS man receives
letter from U.S.
Navy commander.
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I VOLUME 118 NUMBER 50 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 500 PER COPY


I INSIDE

CHARLIE
BURKE GETS
TRIAL DATE
Charges of elec-
tion falsification to
be heard in Janu-
ary. 1-C



COA MEAL
CUTS? MON-
EY IS THERE
County finance
director locates
$20,000 to pay for
frozen meals. 7-A



ATTORNEY
PRESENTS
PRIVATE
BEACH
RIGHTS
RESOLUTION
C om mi s sion -
ers are reviewing a
proposed property
rights resolution.
1-C


"EVERYBODY
LOVES A
PARADE"
DFS Woman's
Club sponsors fifth
annual Christmas
Parade. 1-B



MORE IRS
WOES FOR
SHERIFF
Internal missteps
cost employees mon-
ey. 7-A



FORMER
WALTON
RESIDENT
CONVICTED
King found guilty
in human traffick-
ing scam in federal
court. 11-A


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Imfeld

withdraws

from

sheriff's

race
By BRUCE COLLIER
Walton County Office of
Management and Budget
(OMB) Finance Director Wil-
liam Imfeld has withdrawn
his name for candidacy for
sheriff of Walton County in
the 2008 Republican prima-
ry. In a written statement
issued Dec. 11, Imfeld said
he had received a determi-
nation from the U.S. Office
of Special Counsel stating
that, as a county employee,
his candidacy in a parti-
san political race violates
a federal statute known as
the Hatch Act. Imfeld had
sought an advisory opinion
from the Special. Counsel's
office when he was made
aware of a letter filed by
attorney James .R. Murray
on behalf of Walton County
Sheriff Ralph Johnson.
That letter, dated July
30, 2007 and addressed to
Walton County attorney
William C. Henry, said that
Sheriff Johnson "has been
informed that a staff mem-
ber in the county finance
department has pre-filed to
run for the office of Sheriff
of Walton County, Florida."
The letter goes on to state,
"Because Walton County re-,
ceives federal funding, this
political activity would ap-
pear to be clear violation of
the Hatch Act," and asks
Henry to investigate and
advise the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners before Johnson
made a "formal complaint."
Imfeld wrote the Special
Counsel in Washington,
D.C. and received a three-
page advisory opinion from
Ana Galindo-Marrone, chief
of the office's Hatch Act
Unit.
The letter, dated Nov.
See IMFELD 8-A


COUNTY PROPERTY Appraiser Patrick Pilcher talked
about the impact of the proposed new property tax bill. (Pho-
to by Alicia Leonard)


By ALICIA LEONARD
Taxes, streets and signs
were the discussion at
Monday nights DeFuniak
Springs City Council meet-
ing,
Walton County Property
Appraiser Patrick Pilcher,
talked to the Council and
tried to explain the prop-
erty tax amendments that
will appear on the January
2008 ballot. "These are kind
of confusing, but I'll try my
best to explain them as I un-
derstand it," said Pilcher.
Pilcher told the Council
that, due to political heat,
the Florida Legislature
tried to craft two tax reform
bills this year under du-
ress, from citizens seeking


property taxes and insur-
ance relief. The first bill met
with legal entanglements
from homeowners in south
Florida and a second emer-
gency session was convened
to re-word the reform.
Increased homestead ex-
emptions for .all taxes lev-
ies, except school districts,
will allow an additional ex-
emption of $25,000 to apply
to homes valued between
$50,000 and $75,0000. An
example Pilcher gave was
a home valued at $72,000.
The first $25,000 is tax ex-
empt, taxes are due on the
, second $25,000. Then, the
remaining $22,000 would
See COUNCIL 11-A


Adjustment board approves


its first borrow pit


By DOTTY NIST
An 140-acre borrow pit,
specifically a sand mine pro-
posed for the Moss.y Head
area, received conditional
but final approval on Dec.
4. Applicants were Polyen-
gineering and Couch Ready
Mix USA. The location for
the venture is a site on the
south side of U.S. 90, one
mile west of the S.R.. 285
intersection. The property
is bordered on the south by
1-10.
Considering the request,
the atmosphere of the ap-
proval was somewhat un-
usual in that the small num-
ber residential neighbors
of the proposed sand mine
were generally supportive.
Still more unusual was
who was responsible for
consideration and approval
of this major development


project. It was not heard ei-
ther by the Walton County
Planning Commission or by
the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC) as has been the nor-
mal procedure in the past
for major development pro-
posals.

"You are sit-
ting in essence
as the planning
commission and
county corn mis-
sion on this re-
quest," said Pat
Blackshear.


Instead, after a recent
community meeting to


gather public input on the
proposal, it received initial
and final consideration by
the Walton County Zoning
Board of Adjustment (ZBA).
Sometimes referred to as
"the variance board," the
ZBA is composed of seven
volunteer members, ap-
pointed by the BCC. Board
members must be county
residents and may not be
paid or elected officials or
employees of the county.
Until recently the powers
-and duties of the ZBA were
limited to two areas: consid-
eration and action on ap-
peals of decisions of a county
administrative official; and
consideration and action on
requests for variances from
Walton County Land Devel-
opment Code requirements,
such as building and fence
setback variance requests.


Last summer, the coun-
ty adopted an ordinance
amending the Walton Coun-
ty ,... nd Dvelo.pment. Code
to gi\e the ZBA an addition-
al duty: "To consider and adt
upon applications for borrow
pits as special exceptions
from the terms of this Code,
including approval of ap-
plications when they are in
harmony with the purpose
and intent of this Code..."
The only special excep-
tion put in place by the ordi-
nance is that of borrow pits
proposed within agricultur-
al land use areas, Pat Black-,
shear, county planning and
development services direct
tor, explained to the boar4c
members at their Dec. 4
meeting.
Such proposals indeed

See PIT 2-A


In the principal's office:


Paxton's
By BRUCE COLLIER
This latest installment
in a planned series of inter-
views with Walton County
school principals focuses
on Sonya Alford. Alford is
principal of Paxton's ele-
mentary, middle, and high
schools. All 650 students,
from pre-kindergarten to
grade 12, attend classes on
the same campus, in differ-
ent buildings, and on their
own schedules. Paxton is
unique in the county in that
all three schools are admin-
istered by the same princi-
pal.
Alford is a native of Flo-
rala and a graduate of Wal-
ton High School. She has
degrees from Okaloosa-Wal-
ton College and the Univer-
sity of West Florida. Alford
came to Paxton in July of
2007, part of a mass shift of
Walton County principals.
Before that, she had taught
and served as assistant
principal at Walton Middle
School, then was principal
at Maude Saunders Elemen-
tary. In her career, she has
taught English, social sci-
ence, reading, health, and


Sonya Alford


physical education.
Alford has an office, but
she hastens.to take the in-,
terview outside, to show
off the school's new gym.
Opened officially on Nov. 13,
the new facility can accom-
modate 800-900 attendees,
and features wireless score-
boards and individual seats
for Paxton's ardent athletic
fans. "They love athletics,"
says Alford.
Paxton High School's first
class graduated in 1939.
The walls of the school are
adorned with class photos
from back to the 1940s. The
gym and halls house numer-
ous glass cases, filled with
trophies and awards for ath-
letics and for agricultural
excellence.
Paxton schools boast the
only agricultural program
and facility in the Walton
County school system, a kind
of mini-farm adjoining the
outdoor quarter-mile track.
Students work with farmers
and agricultural profession-
als to raise hogs and cattle
for showing and sale at the
county fair. There are even
ostriches, which are not for


sale.
Alford's work day usu-
ally begins at 7 a.m. Classes
start at 7:30 a.m. On game
days which are frequent -
she may not finish before 9
p.m. Otherwise, 5 p.m. is a
typical quitting time. She
says that her new post has
required her to broaden her
areas of knowledge and fo-
cus. That includes the fo-
cus on athletics, which she
and several other princi-
pals interviewed have said
is a more serious matter at
the high school level. She is
also well aware of the need
to "see and be seen" by stu-
dents.
The Paxton school curric-
ulum includes English, hu-
manities, journalism, career
education, Spanish, govern-
ment, world and American
history and government,
chemistry, biology, physics,
algebra, pre-calculus, geom-
etry, and liberal arts. There
are also computer classes,
and students produce a
"Paxton Morning Show" for
their peers.
Paxton was rated an "A"
school in 2007, and Alford


intends to maintain that
level. What she would most
like to accomplish on her
watch is to add "enrichment
classes." In addition to art
and music, this would in-
clude chorus, drama produc-
tions, and a band. Though
Paxton offers music classes,
the school has no traditional
marching band. What there
is consists of a mix of stu-
dents and members of the
community.


Alford says this involve-
ment is typical of the Pax-
ton community, which has
an active PTO, booster
clubs, and alumni associa-
tions. Alford is also quick to
share credit with her staff,
including her "great" assis-
tant principal, Steve Alford.
She says she cannot think of
a down side to her job.
"I love interacting with
the students. They make my
day."


DFS City


Council talks


taxes, sees signs


PRINCIPAL OFPAXTON, SonyaAlford takes pride and
pleasure in her work.







THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


Walton/DeFuniak residents involved in weekend accidents


By BRUCE COLLIER
Two DeFuniak Springs
residents were killed in a
Dec. 9 traffic accident in
Washington County. Other
DeFuniak Springs and Wal-
ton County residents were
injured in that and other ac-
cidents over the weekend.
Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) investigator Cpl. Jon
D. Gordon reported that
two vehicles were traveling
westbound on I-10 (State
Road 8), a half-mile east
of SR-77 in Washington
County, at around 7:36 p.m.
on Dec. 9. Both were in the
right lane. The driver of the


first vehicle, a truck, was
Stanley James Pritchett, 41,
of Thomasville, AL. In the
vehicle with him were Mary
William Pritchett, 40, also
of Thomasville, and Ter-
rel J. Pritchett, 33, of Pine
Hill, AL. This vehicle was
reportedly towing a trailer
containing a van.
The second vehicle, a Nis-
san Stanza, had four occu-
pants. Two were identified
only as "unknown female,"
ages 46 and 61, of DeFuniak
Springs. The other occupants
were Albert J. York, 45, also
of DeFuniak Springs, and
Carolyn Hazelwood, 50, of


Altha, FL.
The FHP reports states
that the front of the Nis-
san collided with the rear
of the trailer, causing the
towed van to come loose and
strike the hood and wind-
shield area of the Nissan.
The two unnamed females
were killed. Passenger York
received critical injuries and
Hazelwood was seriously in-
jured. All three occupants
of the Pritchett vehicle re-
ceived minor injuries. The
names of the two DeFuniak
Springs residents who were
killed have not been re-
leased, pending notification


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THE FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA CENTER, INC. PRESENTS the 13th annual Chau-
tauqua Assembly, Jan. 31 Feb. 3, 2008. This year's theme is "A Journey into the Ameri-
can Presidency." The assembly is a four-day "celebration of learning," featuring speakers,
performances, special events, and day sessions. Among the highlights are Jim Fowler from
Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom," the popular Civil War re-enactors, tea with Mary
Todd Lincoln, the Hall of Presidents student museum, the Farmer's Opry, the Northwest
Florida Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert, and a lot more. For a full schedule and
ticket information, call 892-7613, or go online at www.florida-chautauqua-center.org.
FOUND AT LAKEYARD in DeFuniak Springs on Dec. 10, MP-3 player, with personal
inscription on back. Owner may call Cathy at 892-1280.


Classic family movie .


of relatives.
Alcohol was reportedly
not a factor. Charges are
pending.
Two Walton County
residents were injured in a
single-vehicle accident that
took place at around 6:16
p.m. on Dec. 9. The accident
occurred on U.S. 98, a half-
mile east of CR-30A. FHP
investigator Cpl. Eric R.
Diaz reported that the ve-
hicle was traveling east on
U.S. 98. In the vehicle were
the driver, Tina Marie Wil-
liams, 47, and passenger Ja-
son G. Crowder, 25, both of
Santa Rosa Beach.
Crowder reportedly told
Diaz that Williams, who
was traveling in the outside
lane, swerved to avoid hit-
ting a "small animal." Oth-
er witnesses told Diaz that
Williams "was passing them
and changed lanes from the
outside lane to the inside
lane." The witnesses went
on to tell Diaz that Wil-
liams, "after changing lanes,
approached a second vehicle
traveling in the inside lane
and again attempted to pass
that vehicle by changing
lanes." At that point, said
the witnesses, Williams lost


control, traveled onto the
south shoulder, and started
sliding sideways.
The vehicle rolled three
times, coming to rest up-
right. Williams was ejected,
while Crowder remained in-
side the vehicle. Both were
transported to area hospi-
tals, where Williams was
listed as critically injured
and Crowder as seriously
injured. An investigation
into whether alcohol may
have been involved is pend-
ing. Charges are also pend-
ing. Neither .Williams or
Crowder were wearing seat-
belts.
A Dec. 7 accident on
CR-1087 in Walton County
left DeFuniak Springs resi-
dent Clara Canull, 70, criti-


cally injured. FHP investiga-
tor Cpl. Eric R. Diaz reported
that Canull was traveling
southbound on CR-1087
at around 3:51 p.m. when,
"for unknown reasons," the
right side wheels of her ve-
hicle traveled off the road
and onto the west, shoulder.
Canull apparently tried to
steer to the left to get back
onto the road, lost control,
and rotated clockwise into
both lanes. The vehicle pro-
ceed onto the west shoulder
and struck a large oak tree.
Canull was pinned to her
seat. There were no other
passengers in her vehicle.
The FHP report said that no
alcohol was involved, and
that Canull was wearing a
seatbelt. Charges are pend-
ing.


The Chautauqua Hall of
Brotherhood Foundation in-
vites everyone to come out
and enjoy another classic
family movie. This month's
movie is "Little House On
The Prairie; The Christmas
They Never Forgot."
The movie will be shown
on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
at the historic Chautauqua
Building on Circle Drive.
Admission is free and
everyone is invited for an
old-fashioned matinee ap-
propriate for all ages. An
adult must accompany all


children under the age of 12.
Refreshments will be avail-
able for purchase.
The Chautauqua Hall of
Brotherhood Foundation is
a non-profit organization
and all donations are grate-
fully accepted. All proceeds
will be earmarked for the in-
stallation of a much-needed
elevator in the Chautauqua
Building.
Call 892-9634 for more
information or check out
the Foundation's website at
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A BORROW PIT proposed for the Mossy Head area received final approval at the Dec. 4 meeting of the Walton County
Zoning Board of Adjustment.


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represent exceptions, since
in Walton County borrow
pits are not normally a per-
,mitted use in agricultural
land use classifications. In-
stead, the county code lists
borroww pits as an appropri-
`ate use in areas classified as
,industrial.
, Blackshear explained
that the applicants in this
instance were already per-
Umitted for industrial use on
Their property. The property
classification had been ad-
:vertised as "general agricul-
Ltural and industrial."
A spokesman for the ap-
plicant. noted that the west-
:ern half of the property is
,,,designated as agricultural
according to the Future
ILand Use Map, the eastern
halff as industrial.
q The board members ex-
,pressed surprise at being
,asked to review and approve
lor deny a major develop-


;:By ROBIN NEWTON
: The face Walton County
ois changing rapidly. Many of
.*tho.e changes are happen-
"ing in Freeport. Residents
6:and' business owners who
:want to learn more about
:Freeport's future and want
:to have a chance to partici-
:;pate in those changes are
:invited to attend the pub-
!lic workshops beginning on
:!Tuesday, January 2, 2008 at
::the Council meeting room at
:the Freeport City Hall, 112
, Highway 20 West in Free-
:,port.
: Jason Bryan, senior plan-
:'ner with Walton County,
%will moderate the Commu-
;'nity and Economic Devel-
:opment Workshops which
are geared toward gain-
;ing input from interested
citizens, community groups
,'and stake holders regarding
"the development of business
:,and workforce in Freeport.
These town hall meetings
,will be the first opportunity
;for the community to voice

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ment project.
"This is a new process for
you," Blackshear agreed.
"You are sitting in essence
as the planning commission
and county commission on
this request," she observed.
Blackshear also commented
that the "real issue" for the
board members would be to
outline a mitigation plan for
the activity.
According to the proposal,
the property is to be leased
for six years for sand mining
- after which a reclamation
project would be required,
which in itself will be subject
to review as a major project,
according to Blackshear.
Nearby residents had
concerns about possible im-
pact on groundwater, since
they use well water for their
homes and do not want their
wells to go dry.
The applicants did not
foresee any such impact.


their opinion, allowing them
to give their vision of-what
they want Freeport to look
like over the next 20 years.
It will be a chance to tell the
business community and
politicians what the com-
munity would want to see
in Freeport. This input will
allow the Council to make
sure, as development re-
quests come in, some visions
or elements of the plan are
in place.
The January meeting will
be the first of several such
meetings in this one-year-
long project. In addition,
Bryan, who joined the plan-


They noted that any water
withdrawn along with the
sand would be discharged
back onto the property. They
said they also plan to put
monitoring wells on the site
and use best management
practices. Also proposed
were buffers to protect wet-
lands in the northwest cor-
ner of the property.
Adjacent property owner
Sharon Joyce asked for res-
titution by the applicants if
any of the neighbors' wells
go dry.
Nearby resident Ronnie
Irlbeck noted that existing
berms on the property are
not adequate and consist
of pushed-over trees. He
requested "earthen type"
berms and that berms be
"well-maintained." He stat-
ed that he did not oppose
the project and was in favor
of progress.
After considerable discus-


ning department in April of
2006, will be conducting two
surveys after the meeting.
These surveys; wx which will hbe
mailed out in the spring, will
provide information that
will help guide the decision-
making process for Freeport.
It will be an opportunity to
give insight about develop-
ing a downtown area, what
the community should be
focused around, and help
to determine what decision-
makers should be working
toward. Participation in the
surveys is another voice for
Freeport citizens.
Anyone unable attend the


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sion, the special exception
was unanimously approved,
with all five ZBA members
who were present voting in
favor.
Among conditions at-
tached to the approval were
those directed at addressing
buffering and road access
concerns raised by neigh-
bors. Hours of operation
were established as 6 a.m.
to 5 p.m., as requested at
the community input meet-
ing.
It was also decided that
if any well on a neighboring
property goes dry as a result
of the sand mine activity,
the project applicants will
be required either to have
the well retrofitted or pay
for a connection to a public
water supply system.
The decision was final,
with any appeals required
to be made in circuit court.


meeting on January 2, but
would like to submit com-
ments, should contact Jason
Brya n AICP. senior planner,
at City Hall or email com-
ments to bryanj88@msn.
com.


on its success
The Walton County Tax
Collector's R.A.T.E. (Re-
mote, Area, Tax, Express)
program introduced last
year saw another success-
ful year with greater com-
munity participation and
an increase in received tax
payments. This year the
program collected approxi-
mately $99,000 in taxes
during the seven day, seven
community locations.
"The R.A.T.E. program
was created to provide
greater convenience for our
customers," said Rhonda
Skipper, Walton County
Tax Collector. "Our goal
is to make it easier for our
customers to pay their taxes
and get the greatest dis-
count by paying during the


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month of November."
This year the R.A.T.E.
program was present in
seven communities: Mira-
mar Beach, Mossy Head,
Choctaw Beach, Paxton,
Darlington, Red Bay and
Freeport. At each location,
an employee of the Tax Col-
lector's office was available
to collect tax payments and
answer questions related to
property taxes.
In addition to the R.A.T.E.
program, the Tax Collector's
office is considering other
services to offer remotely,
including a customer sug-
gestion of a mobile field
unit.
For more information, call
850.892.8121 or visit www.
waltontaxcollector.com.


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Editorial

*PERSONAL COMMENTS I

*LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


The best quotes

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By RON KELLEY

Tilet' bst one-liner...
"1 don't want to be invited to the family hunting party."
- Sen. Barack Obama, on revelations that he and Dick
Cheney are eighth-cousins.
II ',' is this woman famous?
"If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have
to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of
a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't
think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of mak-
ing the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least
single women." Ann Coulter, right-wing extremist.

He who has the'gold...
"What we really expect out of the Democrats is for them to
treat us as they would liked to have been treated." --House
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH).

You really find this amazing, Bill?
"I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference
between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant
in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even
though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship." -
Bill O'Reilly, talk-show host.

Children learns gooder...
"As yesterday's positive report card shows, children do
learn when standards are high and results are measured."
--George W. Bush, on the No Child Left Behind Act.

Let freedom ring...
"Don't tase me, bro!" --University of Florida student An-
drew Meyer, to police officers just before being tasered
for asking too many annoying questions at a John Kerry
event.

Children learns gooder more...
"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to
do so because, um, some people out there in our nation
don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, educa-
tion like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and
everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should,
uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the
U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq
and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our
future." Miss Teen South Carolina Lauren Upton, after
being asked why 1/5th of 1/5th of Americans can't locate
the U.S. on a world map.

Can't decide on a position...
"As you know, my position is clear -- I'm the Commander
Guy." --George W. Bush, the president formerly known as
"The Decider."

The truth just slipped out...
"Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by 'equal jus-
tice under the law.'" --White House spokesman Scott Stan-
zel, after being asked if Scooter Libby was getting equal
treatment under the law.

Shooting one's self in the foot...
"I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been
a hunter pretty much all my life." --Republican presiden-
tial candidate Mitt Romney, who later admitted he's been
hunting twice, once when he was 15, and once in 2006.

Un-biased news or disinformation central?
"My FOX guys, I love every single one of them." --Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice, caught on an open microphone
singing the praises of Fox News correspondents.

Spending too much time with Dick Cheney...
"---- you! I know more about this than anyone else in the
room." --Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), to Sen. John Cornyn
(R-TX), during an exchange about immigration legisla-
tion.

The Electoral College's favorite quote...
"A year ago, my approval rating was in the 30s, my nomi-
nee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my
Vice President had shot someone. Ahhh, those were the
good old days." --President Bush at the Radio-TV Corre-
spondents' dinner.

The voting public's favorite quote...
"In the arguments, Justice Scalia said, 'I'm not a scientist,
I don't want to deal with global warming.' I just wish he
felt that way about presidential elections." --Former Vice
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Editor:
I'm Sassy Bogart, the reigning Miss Walton County. I
wanted to'share my blessing list with you this Christmas
season. Please forgive me, if I unintentionally leave some-
one out, but I have been incredibly blessed this year.
More than anything, I am grateful that my God loved
me enough to send Jesus as the way for my salvation. Sec-
ondly, I am thankful for my huge family DNA-related and
informally-adopted.
Next, I am proud and thankful to be an American. born
and nurtured in a loving community called Walton County,
Florida.
My September 27th car accident helped me realize just
how terrific Walton County is. For days, my parents, my
closest friends and even WZEP received dozens of calls from
concerned people. Thank you to everyone for your prayers
and thoughts during that tragic time in my life.
To update my recovery progress I have final appoint-
ments with the orthopedicsurgeon and physical therapist
this week. I have regained most of the range of motion in
my wrist, and hope to return to stunting with my cheer-
leading squad after the holidays.
By necessity, I had to compete at the National Peanut
Festival Pageant with my pink cast, depleted energy, and
an unwavering faith in God. Although beauty pageants have
the reputation of bringing out vicious, competitive streaks
in females, my "Peanut" experience was one of friendship,
,compassion, and selflessness. Devin Jones Miss DeFuniak
Springs, Malerie. Sanders Miss Pike County and Jordan
Hall Miss Siocomb, all became my left arm and helped
with little details like buckling my shoes, styling my hair
and fastening my earrings. They helped make "Peanut" a
once in a lifetime experience for me.
Even though I was not chosen as a finalist, I felt'like
a winner because I had given 100 percent under difficult
circumstances. My "Peanut" experience was about the jour-
ney as much as the ultimate destination. Angel, Krislynn,
Paige, Jamison, Megan, Teia, Savannah, Nyssa, Mary
Beth, Devin, and Kylie (my fellow ambassadors) and their
remarkable mothers have accompanied me on this "Peanut"
journey and have helped me become a better person.
My "Peanut" memories would not have been possible with-
out friends like Tara, Kristen, Megan, Kayla, David Pert,
Sammie Watson, Morgan and Ms. Regina, Capri Zodrow,
Ashlie Wood, Tori, Neica Jones, Gerald Wilkerson, Con-
nie and Rachael Jones, Christa Merrifield-Mitchell, Emily
and Tonya Anderson, Ms. Debbie, Carla, Brooke, Ms. Gina,
Ms. Roselynn, my cheerleading squad, and everyone else
who sent gifts or traveled to Dothan for the pageant. Devin
and I were thrilled to have the loudest, proudest group of
fans at the pageant.
I want to thank Samson Steel Truss and Supply, Rich-
ardson Farms, Prudential Merrifield and Pilcher Realty,
my Sowal buddies, Family Fitness Center, the Beaches of
south Walton, Nick's Seafood Restaurant, Clary-Glenn Fu-
neral Home, Garcia Medical Clinic and Cakes By Sherri for
being my peanut patrons. I would also like to thank Simply
Good Barbecue and Coaches Corner for their fund-raising
help.
I am grateful to Cathy Morrow of CHELCO, Hammock
Bay, Owl's Head and the Chautauqua Vineyards for their
donations to my gift basket. Joy Mitchem and the Walton
County Citizens Services, thanks for my pins.
During my reign as Miss Walton County, Kathy McCor-
mick and Shelly Matthews and Jemco have become my an-
gels. Without their generosity, my "Peanut" dream would
have never come true. Ms. Kathy and Ms. Shelly, thank ypu
for your support and prayers during the last eight months.
My final 'thank yous' go out to WZEP, TV 24 and ev-
eryone at the DeFuniak Herald. Marti and Art Dees have
always welcomed me at WZEP with warmth and encour-
agement. J.J. Barton and Brianna of TV 24 have been there
when I needed them. Sonny Yates has been my biggest fan
for years.
Finally, Mr. Woodham, and Mr. Ron Kelley, thanks for
everything!! No other youth ambassador at Miss NPF had
the continuous, public support from their local newspaper
that Devin, and I have received from the Herald. Thank
you for letting us shine in this community! Thank you for
sharing the joys of being Miss Walton County with your
readers.
Walton County, thank you and Merry Christmas! May
God bless you all in 2008!
Sassy Bogart
Miss Walton County 2007


Editor,
I am writing in response to the horrific articles recently
about Kay Brady and the complaints about the service at
The Council on Aging.
I was formerly the volunteer coordinator in Walton
County, under the Vista program and was also affiliated
with the RSVP program. I know Kay Brady personally and
I was at the WCCOA with an office there for one year.
I was so shocked at the first article printed about Ms.
Brady and I have followed the story closely ever since. The
complaints seem to say that Kay has not been "nice" to some
folks and that she does not show an extremely empathetic
attitude towards the seniors. This may be very accurate
and I am sure that the person in question would not dis-
agree with that assessment of herself.
The problem that I have is this: When did customer ser-
vice become required of executive directors of non-profit or-
ganizations? Kay Brady is an extremely hard worker and
her work ethic is top-notch. This woman works tirelessly
to match state-provided funds with the seniors who need it
most. The Area Agency on Aging is responsible for oversee-
ing that COA follows all guidelines and I have not heard
any complaints from them yet.
Is Kay under investigation for wrong doing or are dis-
gruntled employees just allowed to get together and get
things printed that could very easily change someone's life
overnight? I have met the woman, Jean, a few times and I
always liked her (she was doing my old job!) But does she
mention that she was fired from Elder Care Sertices? Or
the senior in the paper that speaks as if she was tricked
into admitting that she goes to church on Sunday? Kay Bra-
dy must determine if someone is truly homebound because
the state "rules" want to encourage seniors to congregate
together for a meal. Many folks would rather not do that,
thay would rather the meals come to them, but it is a ther-
ory that less depression and less alcohol or drug problems
result in people that see others on a daily basis. The word
itself is rooted in congregation. So we encourage folks to fel-
lowship with one another.
If Kay has done something wrong, we are all interested
in her being accountable. I am sure that Kay wants to be
accountable to the community also. But this? The article
that I read said Kay was contacted the day before that ar-
ticle was printed and asked if she wanted to comment. I
think the printed words said she was unable to comment
on accusations she had not seen and then so the next day ~
a front-page slanderous article- could any one of us acted
differently?
Kay's dedication and strength of character is shining
through these last few weeks in my opinion. Could you
dear reader, having ever been in an administrative position
been able to handle this venom and hatred that has come
her way? I know that there is always two sides to every
story and then you have the truth. What is the truth here?
That Kay does not ask about your grandchildren and she
seldom says that you look so nice in that color? Her cus-
tomer service skills are not very good? So what...that is not
her job. Is she doing her job? I have not read anything that
says she is not.
Let's turn this whole thing into a positive. Let's get the
folks that want to volunteer to teach the seniors a craft or
call a game of bingo to get in there and do something about
it. Lets see a bunch more action out of the board of direc-
tors at the COA or even our County Commisioners more
involved.
Diane Ellenberg
Former VISTA volunteer coordinator

Editor,
We wish to express our appreciation The DeFuniak
Springs Police Department, The Walton County Sheriffs
Department, and the local Florida State's Attorney's Of-
fice.
On March 10, 2007 our convenience store was robbed
about 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Within one hour, the De-
Funiak Springs Police Department, aided by the Walton
County Sheriffs Department, had the robber under arrest
and a positive I.D. hadbeen made.
Thanks to the local State's Attorneys Office, on Novem-
ber 15 the robber was sentenced to 15 years in the Florida
State prison system as a habitual offender.
John and Joyce Cates
Petro East
DeFuniak Springs, FL


Editor,
I've been reading the articles about the Council on Aging director and read the letters to the editor. I've heard rumors
attacking one of the whistle-blower's reputation. I don't know the woman and I don't know Kay Brady, but I do know that
the doctor and the other hundred people who signed the complaints can't ALL be wrong. It reminds me of the old saying
-where there's smoke there's fire.
Mr. Ryan acts like he wants to kill the messenger. If he really cared about doing the right thing, then he would be aid-
ing in the investigation instead trying to play CYA. I guess that's why he can't seem to get re-elected.
These are our seniors and they would not be with the COA if they didn't need help. I hope the state will look beneath
the whitewash and find out what's really been going on.
Larry Cross
DeFuniak Springs


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By BRUCE COLLIER
Walton County Sheriff
Ralph Johnson has reported
another internal problem
with the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS). In a press
statement released Dec. 7,
Johnson said that he had
become aware of "a problem
within the Finance depart-
ment of the Walton Couini
Sheriffs Office that related
to the reporting of ip.mi r-ll
taxes to the Internal Reve-
nue Service (IRS) in .\Aigut
of 2007."


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Last week, Walton Coun-
ty Finance Director Bill
Imfeld met with Walton
County Council on Aging
(COA) Director Kay Brady
and Gene Ryan, chairman of
the COA board of directors,
to discuss a discrepancy in
the agency's financial state-
ments.
Imfeld discovered an "in-
appropriate" restriction of
just under $20,000. One of
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requires that two month's
worth of salaries be placed
in reserve, but Imfeld found
that it was actually three
months being put aside by
the agency.
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amount, or an amount per


their financial statements,"
said Imfeld. He added that
the nearly $20,000 could ac-
tually cover all of the COA's
meal needs for the remain-
der of the year. Imfeld stat-
ed that the county does not
oversee the COA, and that
he can only make a qualified
recommendation.
During a recent meeting,
the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC) expressed concern
over why more than 200 fro-
zen meal recipients had been
cut from the COA's Meals on
Wheels program. Brady told
the Herald these cuts were
necessary due to a reduction
in the BCC's funding for her
agency, while Citizen Ser-
vices Director Ken Little


in DeFuniak Springs at 1:30
p.m. Both sessions will last
approximately one-hour.
For more information


employee.
The IRS notified Johnson
of this in April of 2007. An
investigation revealed "that
some employees' W-2 forms
were either not properly
filed and/or forwarded to the
IRS." This will reportedly af-
fect some 210 of the WCSO's
287 employees. Some will be
required to file amended tax
returns "that will result in
refunds for some employees
and an additional payment
on the part of other employ-
ees."


insisted that the money was
there.
"Regardless of whose
method is used Kay Bra-
dy's or Ken Little's there
is enough money to cover all
the meals," said Imfeld. He
added that he received "an
initial positive response"
from Brady and Ryan after
he pointed out the discrep-
ancy.
Meanwhile, Little has
forwarded the complaints
made by former COA em-
ployees, clients, and other
parties before the COA
board of directors and the
BCC, to the Northwest
Florida Area Agency on Ag-
ing, Inc. in Pensacola. The
BCC asked Little to work
with the complainants after


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The statement does not
reveal the name of the "em-
ployee responsible for this
error," but says that em-
ployee is no employed by
WCSO. Also gone are "[s]
ome employees who were
within the employee's chain
of command at the time the
problems occurred...."
The statement goes on to
say that Johnson had relied
upon a March 2007 audit re-
port prepared by "an outside
accounting firm" and that
the report "did not identify


Rettha French, Jean Har-
vey, and Juanita Jackson
voiced their dissatisfaction
with Brady and the COA
board of directors proceed-
ings.
Next week, the Area
Agency on Aging will inves-
tigate the COA complaints,
according to AAA Director
Dottie Peoples. Peoples said
her agency has not received
any complaints against the
Walton County COA in the
past and is taking the mat-
ter seriously.
. "We plan to talk to every-
one involved," said Peoples.
The COA board's execu-
tive committee was slated
to meet following a special
board meeting during which
Brady responded to allega-
tions. Gene Ryan said the
COA executive committee
did meet and they made
some decisions, but declined
to comment in detail, saying,
"I'd like to wait and give a
full breakdown and address
the allegations."
Peoples said she suspects
the committee will delay
any major decisions until
her agency's investigation is
completed.


the above problem."
Johnson's press statement
says that "no refunds gener-
ated from tax revenues have
been lost," and that Johnson
is negotiating the issue of a
penalty with the IRS.'The
release concludes, "Because
this matter may result in lit-
igation, the Walton County
Sheriffs Office will have no
further comment on the is-
sues contained in this press
release."
However, several former
WCSO employees have com-
ments of their own. Den-
nis Wise, a former WCSO
spokesman, was quoted else-
where as saying he owes the
IRS $1,000 from his 2005
return due to misreporting,
and that WCSO ought to
pay for it. Others have made
similar statements, saying
that they should not have to
pay for someone else's "in-
competence."
Walton County Depart-
ment of Corrections (D.O.C.)
Director Danny Glidewell
confirmed that he is one of
the ones affected. "Looks
like I'm going to have to pay
some more," he said, though
he does not know how much
at this time. Glidewell said
that "most of the jail em-
ployees" are also looking at
additional payments.
Deputy D.O.C. Director
Stan Sunday is likewise
having to dig deeper for Un-


cle Sam. He said he owes a
total of $422.19 because of
misreporting. Sunday also
said, "[Johnson] might claim
ignorance on a lot of things,
but the IRS problem is not
one of them." Sunday said
that he personally made
Johnson aware of the IRS
problem on Jan. 28, 2005,
and that Glidewell was with
him.
Glidewell confirmed this.
"He [Sunday] gave him
the document that showed
there was a problem with
the IRS," said Glidewell.
Glidewell added that John-
son said he would card'take
of it. Glidewell said but that
he didn't hear any more on
the matter until he and the
other employees got their
IRS notices.
Sunday commented,
"This affects over 200 of his
current or former employ-
ees. At some point Sheriff
Johnson should be held ac-
countable for the financial
management of his office."

WCSO has been troubled
with financial problems both
this year and .in previous
years. Last summer, an e-
mail "phishing" scam robbed
WCSO of some $16,000.
WCSO had to pay more
than $21,000 to the IRS in
fiscal year 2005 because of
late payroll tax payments in
2003 and 2004.


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20, briefly summarizes the
provisions of the Hatch Act,
stating that it "restricts the
political activity of individu-
als principally employed by
state, county, or municipal
executive agencies in con-
nection with programs fi-
nanced in whole or in part
by loans or grants made by
the United States or a fed-
eral agency." The Hatch Act
applies if "as a normal or
foreseeable incident of his
principal position or job, [the
employee] performs duties
in connection with an activ-
ity financed in whole or in
part by federal funds." Ap-
plicability apparently does
not hinge on "the source of


an employee's salary, nor is
it dependent upon whether
the employee actually ad-
ministers the funds or has
policy duties with respect
to them." The letter makes
these assertions based on
several federal district and
circuit court decisions.
The letter references "sev-
eral federal grants" handled
by Imfeld's office, specifi-
cally by Grants Coordina-
tor Angie Biddle, who works
under Imfeld's "direct super-
vision." The sources for the
referenced grants include
the Department of Home-
land Security, Department
of Justice Byrne Grant, De-


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and Department of Agricul-
ture Forest Service. Other
grants, referred to as "pass-
through" grants, were not
considered, since they went
directly to the Walton Coun-
ty Clerk of Court's office.
The letter concludes by
offering Imfeld a choice be-
tween resigning his county
employment or withdraw-
ing from the sheriffs race.
Imfeld chose the latter.
"I am deeply disappointed
by this decision, but at this
time, withdrawal from the
race for Sheriff in the Re-
publican Primary is my only
option," Imfeld's statement
reads.
Imfeld's statement quotes
Walton County Supervisor
of Elections Bobby Beasley


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ceasing all political cam-
paign activities as of Dec.


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his campaign account to the
Toys for Tots charity.
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July letter raising the Hatch
Act issue. Murray said "I


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The Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) held a pub-
lic hearing at its Nov. 27
regular meeting to consider
using $650,056 solid waste
landfill fund reserve funds
to pay remaining amounts
for renovation of the Wal-
ton County Courthouse and
to assist the Walton County
Sheriffs Office (WCSO),
including additional park-
ing, an impound yard, and
a helipad in the vicinity of
the sheriffs administrative
facility north of DeFuniak
Springs. Use of the reserve
funds was approved unani-
mously at the Nov. 27 meet-
ing.
Sheriff Ralph Johnson
had made a personal pre-
sentation at the BCC's Nov.
13 meeting, requesting a
total of $491,000 worth of
improvements. Some of the
commissioners balked at
the cost and the lateness of
the request. The commis-
sioners ended up agreeing
to a helipad, parking lot and
impound yard as being most
immediately needed. The
cost of those approved items
was determined at that
meeting to be $161,636.
This project is the most
recent construction proj-


ect undertaken by Johnson
this year. Earlier in 2007,
Johnson had cleared land
near the jail/administration
building for the purpose of
building a "driving range,"
a training area for law en-
forcement vehicles. Land
was cleared, Gum Creek
Farms was reportedly the
contractor on the project,
but the work was stopped.
Gum Creek could not be
reached for confirmation,
Unclear is the amount
of funding needed for the
driving range project, and
whether the project went
through a formal bidding
process. According to Wal-
ton. County Finance Direc-
tor William Imfeld, the
county budgets for 2006 and
,2007 contain no funding for
such a project, nor was any
bidding process held in ei-
ther year. Any construction
project on county-owned
property that is estimated
to cost more than $200,000
must undergo a bidding pro-
cess, said Imfeld. The proj-
ect must also be approved
by the BCC.
BCC Chairman Ken-
neth Pridgen agreed that
no funds had been set aside
for a driving range. "I think
[Sheriff Johnson] did this
on his own." Pridgen said


funding for such a project is
not likely to be forthcoming.
'"We're looking at more cuts
next year." Pridgen ques-
tioned the need for a driving
range at this point. "How do
we know it's a needed proj-
ect? Are there any specifics
that show it's justifiable?"
However, the BCC has
now earmarked $650,056
in solid landfill waste re-
serve funds for both the
courthouse and the sheriffs
needs, although the sheriff
has not yet made a specific
presentation to the BCC on
the driving range project.
The Herald was informed
that Preble-Rish, Inc. con-
sulting engineers is in the
process of preliminary work
on the driving range, in-
cluding securing necessary
permits. Preble-Rish engi-
neer Cliff Knauer confirmed
this. "We have designed the
test track and grading plan,
and have submitted plans
to Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District
for stormwater permits."
Knauer said that he expects
to hear from the district in
about 30 days. Preble-Rish
is not performing the actual
construction work. "I think
a contractor's been selected,
but don't know who it is,"
said Knauer.


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COUNCIL

be tax exempt because that
is the amount greater than
$50,000.
Portability is the second
part of the tax reforms dis-
cussed. Starting in 2007,
homeowners who sell their
homestead will have up to
two years to transfer the
exemption to a new home-
stead. The portability op-
tion allows homeowners to
transfer their existing Save
Our Homes benefit to a new
homestead (up to $500,000).
If the new homestead is more
valuable than the old, a tax-
payer can transfer the en-
tire old CAP dollar amount.
If the taxpayer downsizes,
the percentage of protec-
tion will transfer to a new
homestead. In other words,
according to the handout
provided by Pilcher, if a ho-
meowner had a 50-percent
protection before, they will
have 50-percent protection
in the new downsized home,
although it may not be the
same dollar amount.
A non-homestead 10-per-
cent cap is the third part
of the reform. If approved,
assessed values on non-
homestead properties will
be capped at 10 percent.
This would be applied to all
levies, with the exception of
school districts.


FROM FRONT

The last part of the re-
form would include a tan-
gible personal property
(TPP) exemption for the
first $25,000. The exception
would be applied to all lev-
ies on the 2008 tax roll.
Pilcher said the projected
loss to the city using 2007
statistics could reach a
maximum loss of $57,417,
with an additional $23,868
in revenue lost from the
PPE of $23,868. Thus, the
total estimated loss to city
revenue could potentially
equal $81,285 a year.
When questioned what
type of loss the county would
see from the reform, Pilcher
replied that, although he
didn't have specific num-
bers for that, "The loss will
be substantial. I've seen a
lot of things on .the south-
end take a downturn. If it
gets to where no one can
afford the rent and people
move away, the rents have
to come down."
Although the losses might
seem large for municipali-
ties, the saving for the av-
erage taxpayer will not be
great. On average, the most
taxpayers will be saving is a
little under $200 a year on
property taxes.
City Council member Don
Harrison asked Pilcher if cit-


Bobbi Richardson, 32, DFS,
MVOP, out-of-county warrants,
Justin Spiers, 24, DFS,
Grand theft, burglary, criminal
mischief,
Christian Freeman, 18, DFS,
Grand theft, burglary, criminal
mischief.


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DeFuniak Springs Police ar-
rested the following people dur-
ing the week ending December
9, 2007:
Brian Sword, 22, Address
not given, Attached tag not as-
signed,


Walton County Sheriff's Depu-
ties arrested the following people
during the week ending Decem-
ber 9, 2007:
Joseph Robert Seibert, 19,
Bruce, FVOP,
Jeffrey Brown, 48, SRB,
FVOP,
Kyle Michael McQuade, 38,
Destin, FTA,
Sam Jones, 60, DFS, Worth-
less check,
l Joshua R. Pitts, 22, Newnan,
GA., FTA,
Ronnie Pace, 33, Freeport,
FVOP,
Ramon Wayne Shaw, 26,
Freeport, DWLSR,
Adam Joseph Tollett, 22, Ad-
dress not given, FTA, FVOP,
Kathy Louise Paul, 45, Free-
port, Leaving the scene of traffic
crash, DUI w/property damage,
David Scott Stanley, 21,
DFS, FTA, hold (Okaloosa Co.),
Hope Elizabeth Perry, 27,
Niceville, Possession of con-
trolled substance, poss. of leg-
end drug,
Robert Gregory Ramer, 48,
SRB, Worthless check,
Kayla Irene Miles, 20, SRB,
Possession of marijuana -20
grams, poss. of drug parapher-
nalia,
Carl A. Reed, 26, Mobile,
DWLSR,
S.N.R., 17, DFS, Battery x2,
Stuart Mayhew, Age not
given, Fairhope, AL., Sexual bat-
tery, burglary,
Sydney Kingman, 46, SRB,
FVOP (Okaloosa Co.),
Jessica Nichole Jarrell, 25,
SRB, Worthless checks,
Charles Gregory Burke, 46,
SRB, False registration for elec-
tion, false swearing,
Marie Rutledge, 49, Mary
Esther, FVOP,
Danny C. Hicks, 39, DFS,
MVOP,
Louis Barovechio, 41, SRB,
Worthless checks x4,
Millard Perdue, 38, Crest-
view, FVOP,
Charles Richard, 41,
Niceville, Grand theft,
Patricia Padgett, 42, Free-
port, FVOP,
Alex King, 25, SRB, MVOP,
Jackie Strange, 20, DFS,
MVOP,
Michael P. Cleary, 37, Mary
Esther, FVOP,
Virgil Youngblood, 21, DFS,
Reckless driving, fleeing and
eluding, DWLSR,
Brandon Shaw, 28, Freeport,
FVOP,
William Joseph Sullins, 46,
DFS, FVOP,
TB., 15, SRB, Possession
of controlled substance,
Jason William Gill, 28, Plant
City, FTA (Walton Co.), FTA
.(Lake Co.), DWLSR (Hillsbor-


ough Co.),
Mykey French, 21, Daytona
Beach, Trafficking in cocaine,
... p'session of marijuana,
Teresa Javier Martinez, 30,
Bradenton, No DL,
Christopher Hughes, 29,
Crestview, Aggravated battery,
Frederick Douglas Ellis, 28,
Tallahassee, FTA,
Pamela Denice Currington,
44, PDL, DUI,
David Thomas Forbes III, 50,
Panama City Beach, DUI, pos-
session of controlled substance,
Anthony Jason Price, 30,
Seaside, Battery domestic,
Jordan Maxwell Bishop, 19,
Bruce, Possession of cannabis
+ 20 grams, poss. of drug para-
phernalia,
Patrick O'Brien, 18,' Mary
Esther, Possession of marijuana
-20 grams, poss. of drug para-
phernalia,
W.D.G., 15, Baker, Battery
by expelling fluids, battery on de-
tention employee,
Joseph Allan Durso, 21,
Freeport, Fugitive, grand theft
auto,
Johnathan Dowda, 21, SRB,
FVOP,
Derrick McCalvin, 46, SRB,
DUI,
Ricky Wayne Turner, 43,
Freeport, FVOP,
Melissa Peacock, 29, Crest-
view, Warrant (Holmes Co.),
Kimberly Dawn Hewett, 25,
DFS, No valid DL,
Clifford E. Matthews, 19,
DFS, FVOP,
Willard Brown, 19, Freeport,
DUI,
Daniel Casares, 40, SRB,
Battery domestic,
Charles Williams, 51, Laurel
Hill, Grand theft (out-of-county),
Mark C. Tenore, 23, Free-
port, Out-of-county warrant,
Christopher H. Calhoun, 35,
Kinston, AL., MVOP,
Derrick Christopher Ed-
wards, 35, Destin, Out-of-county
warrant,
Ben Jones Ralph Jr., 39,
Daytona Beach, Warrant (Bay
Co.), DUI, no valid DL,
D.H., 17, Address not given,
No valid DL, DUI, violation of
residency law,
Tammy Jane Morales, 45,
DFS, Out-of-county warrant,
Kristine Borden, 42, SRB,
DUI,
Cody Alan Schwarzenbach,
21, Tampa, Reckless driving, no
motorcycle endorsement,
Josiah E. Brubaker, 32,
Panama City, Fugitive (Coving-
ton Co., AL.),
Jack Dexter Danley, 46,
DFS, FVOP,
C.E.C., 16, Address not giv-
en, Vehicular theft,
C.E.C., 17, Address not giv-
en, Vehicular theft.


izens were aware that these
costs would impact services
and protection needs, since
fire departments and such
receive a majority of their
funding from these taxes?
City Attorney Clayton
Adkinson added, "In a way,
the state is trying to take
away the city's ability to tax
at a local level. This could be
a nightmare for cities across
Florida."
City Manager Kim Kirby
discussed the issue of mill-
age rates being rolled back
by the state and then in-
creased over the next few
years. The state made cities
roll back their millage rates,
but gave them the option
of moving them back up in
the future under a cap.
Kirby said, "I wonder if tax-
payers really understand
that this is not a solution.
They will not get relief in
the long run. This just shifts
the burden to someone else.
This was just too quickly-
crafted."
All council members
agreed that, hopefully, citi-
zens would be well-informed
about the issue before vot-
ing. If 60 percent of voters
approve, the provisions will
become law.
Billboards were next to
come under the scrutiny of
the Council. A discussion of
a potential moratorium on
billboards drew comments
from two Council members.
Councilman James Huff-
man told the Council, "If
we don't stop the prolifera-
tion of these things, they
are gonna be everywhere.
I traveled through a little
town not long ago and no-
ticed no billboards. It looked
so clean and nice. I want to
protect the beauty and am-
bience of our town. That's
what makes us different.
We have been talking about.
our future vision of our city
and these don't fit with that.
If they grow, we can't put
the genie back in the bot-
tle. What we are working
for here, now, is not for us,
but for our children and our
children's children."
Council member Don Har-
rison agreed that he wanted


investigates

assault case


The Walton County Sher-
iff's Office (WCSO) is cur-
rently investigating an ag-
gravated battery case that
was reported to the agency
at about 9 a.m. Monday.
The victim in the case
is described as an approxi-
mately -50-year-old woman
from Ocala. The woman re-
ported she was assaulted by
a truck driver somewhere
along I-10 in Walton County
and then left at an Okaloosa
County rest area.
The suspect was first ap-
prehended and detained by
Santa Rosa County law of-
ficials before being turned
over to Walton County. The
suspect is identified as El-
gin Lovell Hogans, 37, of


Tucson, AZ. The victim is
currently being treated
for unspecified injuries,
and additional charges
may be possible. WCSO
is being assisted by the
Okaloosa and Santa Rosa
County sheriffs offices in
the case.
According to Capt. Jim
Carey of the WCSO, the
case is under active inves-
tigation and there is no
further information avail-
able at this time.


a vision for the future, but
wondered if a moratorium
would be wise for the future
growth of the city, especially
billboards along Interstate
10 around the DeFuniak ex-
its. Harrison said, "When I
travel, billboards draw me
in and I don't want anyone
to lose business in our com-
munity because of a morato-
rium."
City Planner Greg Scoville
told the Council that he be-v
lived the billboard issue
was under control. Scoville
said, "We have regulations
that off-premise signs can-
not be within 1,000 feet of
each other or within 300
feet of a home and, in nine
years, we have had seven
variances and one applica-
tion in that time."
Huffman made a motion
for a vote on a six-month
moratorium and the motion
failed to get a second, dying
before it could be voted on.
In other Council news,
a request for a new back-
hoe was approved. The
$59,386.25 for the water and
sewer department was in
the budget and will be pur-
chased from Beard Equip-
ment in Freeport.
The Council agreed to
use $350,000 earmarked for
street and sidewalk repairs
to focus on sidewalks first
and then move onto pav-
ing. The Council did make
mention of the need for 11th
Street to be on the forefront
of paving in the future.
Mayor Carpenter agreed
and said, "We need to stop
willy-nilling around and
stop doing these in a piece-
meal fashion. We need to
pave one street from end to
end instead of a block here
and a block there. It would
also be more cost effective."

The mayor also approved
a no-match grant to be ap-
plied for the repairs on the
First National Bank clock
on Baldwin Avenue. The
grant, if received, would
supply the city with $50,000
in repair funds. The repay-
ing of the entrance for the
airport and parking lot was
also approved.


TIECOLCTO


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North Walton Mosquito Control
operates a free old-tire recovery
program during the months of
November February.

Old tires hold water and
breed several species of --
mosquitoes, some of which -7. '
are linked to diseases.

If you want old tires collected please
call our office:

850-892-8183
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR TIRE PICK-UP.
We will not pick up tires generated by commercial.
entities. Businesses should contact the county
landfill to inquire about tire disposal.


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pregame 1:00 p.m.
ZZ play by play with Gene Deckeroff
'GONOLES!


DE FUNIAK SPRINGS

POLICE REPORT


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


PAGE 11-A


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THE EUCHEEANNA COMMUNITY CENTER will ho4
their annual Christmas party Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. There wif
be crafts for the kids, light refreshments and you-kno;
who will be arriving on a fire truck. Tim Ard, with the Aid
Gallery, will be doing photos with Santa for $10 for two 5X7
prints. Proceeds will benefit the community center.
Come be a part with fun for all ages. The community
center is located off Hwy. 280 E. on McKinnon Bridge Roac
For more information call 892-2063 or 892-9112.

THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE is cu,
rently seeking league sponsors, team sponsors, coache'-
umpires, concession workers, and volunteers for the u-
coming 2008 little league season.
Interested parties may call (850) 892-7475 or e-mail df.
littleleague@embarqmail.com.






Former Walton'


County resident


convicted

By ALICIA LEONARD King joined the group ig
The. U.S. Department of 2005. When the goverki
Justice has reported- that ment caught onto to scan,:,
a man previous resident of the group moved onto a new.
Walton County has been corporation, Woland, Inc. :
convicted on multiply counts Czerwien pled guilty hiL
of conspiracy and fraud after September, along with VE,'
six days of trial in the Pen- acheslave Adolfovich "Sta ,
sacola federal courts. Finkel and Aleksander 'r
"Alex" Berman. Berman, '
Justin Eric King was an naturalized citizen from tlid
officer of the Eurohouse former Soviet Union, aio
Holding Corporation, as well Finkel, a permanent res>
as an employee of Woland dent, were financial office
Inc., firms that helped more in both companies. ,
than 200 immigrants re- King was convicted ont
ceive false work visas, one count of conspiracy i
The H2-B visas permit commit alien smuggling arx
aliens to work in the U.S. conspiracy to commit visa
as unskilled laborers. The fraud, as well as being fourid
Justice Department has re- guilty on five counts of vi;
ported that King mailed out fraud. Visa fraud conspiracy
1,500 applications, creating carries a maximum penal;
"substantially more alien of five years in prison, wit4
workers" than there were the other charges each ca'
jobs. trying maximum penalties
10 years in prison and fin1
Anna Czerwien and two of $250,000.
other co-conspirators tes- A $3.2 million forfeitu3i
tified against King. The from all four conspirators i
group had began their scam being sought by the goveriv
in Georgia in 1999 and ment. Sentencing is schee
moved to Florida in 2003. uled for Feb. 12. 2008.






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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007.


Local Pearl Harbor


survivor honored


By CHRIS MANSON
Bill Bacon, a retired of-
ficer in the U.S. Navy Re-
serve, presented a letter of
appreciation to Pearl Har-
bor survivor and DeFuniak
Springs resident Malcolm
"Strick" Strickland over
Thanksgiving weekend.
"Mr. Bacon brought it to
me, that's all I know about
it," said Strickland of the
letter. Bacon presented the
letter at the home of Strick-
land's daughter, Charlotte.
Strickland's three other
children were also on hand.
The text of the letter,
signed by U.S. Navy Com-
mander Brian Parker, reads
in part, "Your dedicated
naval service was recently
brought to my attention,
uniquely spanning an entire
period before, during, and af-
ter World War II...You were
a personal witness to the
outbreak of World War II,
receiving as a young sailor
the ultimate trial-by-fire of


defending your battle-dam-
aged ship at Pearl Harbor...
Your actions during this
period of great conflict con-
tributed to the defeat of the
Axis, reflecting much credit
upon your country and in
particular the U.S. Naval
Service. Furthermore, your
voluntary supreme service
and sacrifice in defense of
our democracy in its time of
greatest peril is most great-
ly appreciated by this coun-
try and is in keeping with
the highest traditions of the
United States Navy."
Strickland can still be
found nearly every day on
his property, just over half
a block north of downtown
DeFuniak Springs, tinker-
ing around with cars, trucks,
tractors. His own home on
north 9th Street burned
down last December, and
he's building another to his
daughters' specifications.
"Most everyday I'm here,"
he said, sorting through as-


sorted auto parts. "Have
to be." Strickland laughed.
"No, I don't have to. I have
two guys who work for me. I
do this because I want to."
He currently lives in what
he calls a well-sealed "box,"
although it has everything
he needs. "I have a shower,
hot-water heater, TV, every-
thing," said Strickland. The
letter from the U.S. Navy is
prominently displayed on
the wall.
There are also a cap,
jacket, and mug emblazoned
with "U.S.S. Hamul AK-30,"
although Strickland is quick
to point out that he actually
served aboard the AK-30's
sister ship, the AD-20. He
also spent six months on a
submarine.
"I'm still here, thank
goodness," said Strickland.
"If the Good Lord lets me
live 'til next May, I'll be 84
years old."
After 14 years in the ser-
vice, Strickland relocated to


STRICKLAND, right, is
a familiar figure to longtime
DeFuniak Springs residents
and can usually be found at
his auto repair shop on 9th
Street.

Florida in 1947 and worked
for the Ford Motor Compa-
ny. He also delivered mail
for over 30 years. In 1990,
he went into business for
himself.
"I joined the Navy at age
15. I lied about my age,"
said Strickland. "I finally
just got my driver's license
straightened out, otherwise
I'd be 90."
Various Internet sources
put the number of living
Pearl Harbor survivors be-
tween .4,000 and 6,000. This
Dec. 7 will mark the 66th
anniversary of the attack.
"Some fellas on the ship
with me came to visit from
Virginia a couple years
back," said Strickland. As
for others he served with,
"I don't know where any of
them are or whether they're
still living or dead. A lot of
groups had reunions, but I
never went to 'em."


"STRICK," as he's commonly known, poses with his children during the Thanksgiving
holiday weekend aiter he received the letter.



Merry Christmas from the Kiwanis Club


With the holidays ap-
proaching, the Kiwanis Club
would like to express their
appreciation and gratitude
to each of the citizens of De-
Funiak Springs who helped


in any way to allow their
club to continue to achieve
their mission as Kiwanians.
The Kiwanis Club is a global
organization of volunteers
dedicated to changing their


world one child and one com-
munity at a time. They are
doing their best to make an
impact and a difference in
the community. Since their
weekly meetings are held


each Tuesday, there will be
no Kiwanis meeting on ei-
ther Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. The
Kiwanis Club wishes every-
one a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Yeat.


Edward Jones hosts open house


Mary Dennison, a finan-
cial advisor with the finan-
cial services firm Edward
Jones, invites the public to
attend an open house to cel-
ebrate Holiday Open House.


The open house will be held
Dec. 13, 2007 beginning at
2 p.m. at the Edward Jones
Office, on U.S. 331 S.
"We are happy to be part
of the DeFuniak Springs


community anrd would like
to express our appreciation
for the confidence and sup-
port we receive year-round,"
Dennison said.
Edward Jones is head-


P Peoples National Bank


OCristmas Open MoSOe


Deceb eer 20 & 21


9 a.m.-11 a.m.
1 p.m.-4 p.m.

BRING THE KIDS I

Stop in for munchies &
Free picture with Santa!

Santa will be listening to
your Christmas wishes!


quartered in St. Louis. The
Edward Jones interactive
Web site is located at www.
edwardjones.com and its re-
cruiting Web site is www.
careers.edwardjones.com

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


People


Places


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GRAND PRIZE winning float, created by Dave's Music and Nature's Health Food Store,
was based on the Christmas poem, "Twas The Night Before Christmas."



Christmas Paradce (eig hts all


"Everybody Loves A Parade," the play
and song of the same name took on special
meaning in DeFuniak Springs on Saturday,
Dec. 7. The DeFuniak Springs Woman's
Club sponsored the event for the fifth year'
and the parade boasted 74 participants
who toured Circle Drive.
The warm weather allowed some par-
ticipants to wear T-shirts and shorts (ahh,
a real Florida Christmas), while others
wore more traditional Christmas garb. De-
Funiak Springs Mayor Harold Carpenter
served as parade grand marshal. In addi-
tion to the floats, the parade included the
Walton High School Marching Band, the
Eglin Air Force Color Guard and Colonel
Rick Locosta, vice commander of the 96th
Air Base Wing, as well as the Walton High
ROTC.
The grand prize was awarded to Dave's,
Music and Nature's Health Food Store.


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ST. NICHOLAS abandoned his traditional sleigh to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage rice
instead.


who worked together to create "The Night
Before Christmas.' First prize went to Wal-
ton/City Athletic League Junior Cheerlead-
ers. Second prize was awarded to Wal-Mart
and third place went to Jemco Plastering.
The awards included a cash prize, too.
A new award was created this year, the
president's choice award. It went to First
Apostolic Church. Woman's Club President
Diane Wospil said, "The craftsmanship of
the float and costumes were well-presented.
This Nativity scene float certainly added to
the parade's diversity." This year's recipi-
ent of the Honoring The Arts award went
to Ellen Mayfield for her contributions to
the arts and her decorating efforts.
Already looking forward,to next year's
parade, the Woman's Club is welcom-
ing anyone that would like to participate.
Wospil can be reached at 951-1984.


SANTA'S LITTLE HELPERS are all smiles as they wave
to the parade watchers.


PRESIDENT'S CHOICE award-winning First Apostolic Church reminds everyone of the true meaning ol Christmas.
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PRETTYPAPER, pretty presents. These Jill-In-The-Box-
es toss candy to the crowd.


THE SUN SHINES brightly on the Walton High School Band, who performed a variety
of Christmas tunes.


THIRD-PLACE winner, Jemco Plastering bridges the
gap between Christ and Santa.


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DFS MAYOR Harold Carpenter, parade grand marshal, THIS GRINCH has no chance of stealing this Christmas
waves to the crowd. parade.


THIS LITTLE parade watcher was anxiously awaiting a.
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Sweet 16!
9fappy 'Birthday Jessica Shawl


Trom the time you were
a Cite '"peanut," your
quiet, gentle spirit has
captured all of those
around you.. We are
proud othe beautifuC,
.caring, young Cady you
have become.


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vtomma, Donnie, "Be",
and7Kristian


Class Reunion

THE WALTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 is
looking for lost classmates.
Nam Allison Applewhite, Barbara Jean Brownlee,
Phylis Mann, Nila Ruth McGowin, Gloria Ann Oblazny,
Mary Evelyn Riddle, Amdera Marie Schultz, Charles
Arom Wilkerson and George Kurt Williams.
The class reunion will be held May 30, 2008. If you
know the whereabouts of these classmates, call 892-
5036.


-lome/ lice
Creek survivors
reunion
ypanne"
Attention New Home/
Alice Creek survivors and
descendants prior to Decem-
ber, 1943. They are organiz-
ing a reunion, possibly a trip
to the former residences on
Eglin AFB.
They need information,
memorials, pictures, sales
contracts if available -
memories all can share dur-
ing this time. Most of this
generation has deceased.
histories of families are be-
ing lost or forgotten. For
more information, call (850)
951-8947, (850) 897-2145 or
(850) 548-5353.


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the courage to articipate knowing that you
may not win.
You are al winners in Good's eyes
q Cove you with al my heart vMorgan,
and always wili.
ln'e,
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to Locks ofLove
On Nov. 21, Raley Adams,
daughter of Michael and
Cathy Adams, of. Center
Hill, FL., made a donation
to Locks of Love. Raley has
been growing her hair for
six years. She donated 12
inches in loving memory
of her grandfather, Jim
Griffith. He passed away
May 23, 2004, after losing
the battle to cancer.
Raley's family is very
proud of her commitment to
help other children in need
through this organization.
Louise Peters, of Shear
Pleasures, cut and prepared
Raley's hair.
Raleyisthe granddaughter
of Earl and Phyllis Griggs,
Charles and Anita Fay
Smith, Jan Adams and the
late Ted Adams and the
great-granddaughter of
Arlene Fay Doering, and the
great-granddaughter of the
late Mae Raley and great-
granddaughter of the late
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forest Walker speaks at Open toor


By ROBIN NEWTON
Open Door Club member
Emma Lawrence, known to
some as Lady Forest Walk-
er, recently told the story of
her journey to discover her
heritage and her place as a
member of the Cherokee Na-
tion. In order to learn about
her past, she said she em-
barked upon a "walkabout"
with a relative in the Appa-
lachian Mountains.
To prepare herself for the
journey, she volunteered at
the Bankhead National For-
est. She was given the most
difficult trail in the Sipsey
Wilderness to maintain and
it began with a five-mile
hike into the forest to reach
the eight-mile trail. Each
day, she worked on clearing
and maintaining Trail 204
with only cross-cut saws,
axes, and pruners.
Feeling sure of herself af-
ter the months of working


in the wilderness, she set
off to go on her walkabout
and learn the ways of her
ancestors. Little Bear Claw,
wearing only a loincloth,
was her guide for the 370-
mile journey. They trekked
eight miles each day and she
found it difficult to keep up
at times. As he led the way,
Little Bear Claw, a man
in his 70s, would hunt and
prepare food for their meals
and teach her about the na-
tive plants, making sure she
knew which were edible.
At the end of the eight-
week journey, Lawrence
spent three weeks at a Cher-
okee Reservation in North
Carolina. She was honored
with a bear tooth and claw,
from the bear taken for the
celebration of her achieve-
ment.
The members of the Open
Door Club were amazed as
Lawrence showed many








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EMMA LAWRENCE "LADY FOREST WALKER" shows
the Dream Catcher she made.


items she had acquired dur-
ing her stay with the Cher-
okee people. Many items
came from her relatives and
included everyday utensils
used for cooking and work-
ing in the wilderness.
Lawrence proudly dis-
played the 'dream catcher'
she had made. She ex-
plained that dream catchers
were originally made with a
feather hanging at the bot-
tom. Mothers would hang
these over the cradle of their
young babies and they could
be seen from a distance. If
the feather was moving, it
was a sign the child was still
breathing.
The dream catcher Law-
rence made was filled with
different items. The wo-
ven strings are made from
sinew, which she dried and
strung tightly between tree
branch ends. Attached to
the strings are bone, claws,


horsehair, feathers, tur-
quoise, crystal, sage, rabbit
fur, a seashell and a. lock of
her own hair. Lawrence gra-
ciously donated her hand-
made dream catcher to be
given as a door prize at the
meeting.

The Open Door Communi-
ty Club meets on the second
Thursday of each month at
11 a.m. at the Best Western
Crossroads Inn in DeFuniak
Springs on U.S. 331 South.
Members are encouraged to
bring a guest to the meet-
ing and invite newcomers to
the area. An open invitation
is extended to all women in
the area who would like to
join in the fun and fellow-
ship. The next meeting will
be held on Thursday, De-
cember 13, 2008. Members
are reminded to bring one
Christmas ornament to ex-
change.


AUTUMN DOORPRIZES.


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mother.


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The Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian
to present their Christmas cantata, Dec. 21


The Sanctuary Choir of
First Presbyterian Church
of DeFuniak Springs invites
the public to the performance
of its annual Christmas can-
tata on Friday evening, Dec.
21, at 6:30 p.m. This year's
presentation, "Let Heaven
and Nature Sing Gloria,"
by Mark Hayes and John
Parker, is a musical cel-


ebration of Jesus' birth
told from the perspective of
those who awaited it, those
who participated in it, and
those who spread the good
news to the world.
Fellow worshipers will
enjoy a mixture of familiar
Latin verse, passages from
the scriptures, and carols


old and new as the choir
performs this special musi-
cal celebration to honor the
Messiah. All are invited for
a time of food, fun, and fel-
lowship following the can-
tata.
The "Kirk on the Lake" is
located at 1063 Circle Drive.
A nursery will be provided.

to present

"Dec. 16

tend and enjoy the perfor-
mance by the children.
There will be a lot of fel-
lowship and refreshments
following the program.


Gaskin First Baptist
Church will present "Find-
ing the Christmas St:i'" a
production created by Jeff
Slaughter, on Sunday, Dec.
16 at 5 p.m. The Christ-


The Adult Choir of First
Baptist Church of DeFuniak
Springs will present the
Christmas Musical "There
is Peace in the World To-
night" by Randy Vader and
Jay Rouse. The musical
presents how God made His
presence known long ago in
Bethlehem. His presence


The community is invited
to attend the congregation
of Saint Joseph's Christmas
cantata. The Greater Saint
Joseph Youth Gospel Choir,
celebrating its anniversary
program, will combine with
the church school depart-


mas Star competition is the
highlight of every Christ-
mas season at Douglas Fir
Middle School.
Everyone is invited to at-


remains today just as pow-
erful-as real-as loving. It is
this presence that brings us
peace. Jesus knows about
peace-He indeed is the
Prince of Peace. Soloists in-
clude O.J. Melton, baritone
and Brad Stafford, tenor.
The performance is this


Freeport Assembly of

hosting a gospel sing,


Freeport Assembly of God
Church, located at 17457
U.S. 331 S,; will host a gos-
pel sing on Friday, Dec. 28,
at 7 p.m. Sister Ronice Ad-
ams will prepare our hearts


for the new year with songs
of faith and worship. A free-
will offering will be received
to help support her ministry
to local and area convales-
cent homes.


ment to present "Our Gift
to the King". St. Joseph
invites all area churches to
bring their youth choirs, to
participate in this event by
rendering a A and B selec-
tion of a favorite Christmas
Carol.


Sunday evening, Dec. 16 at
6:30 p.m. in the church sanc
tuary. The church is located
at 216 E. Live Oak Avenue
The public is invited to at
tend. The program is undei
the direction of Morris Wat
kins, interim minister o:
music. Rev. Jerry Chumley
is pastor of the church.


God

, Dec. 28

Afterwards there will be
free finger-food and fellow.
ship. Nursery provided. Ev.
eryone is welcome.
Call 880-6317 for more
information.


The cantata will be held
on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 at
3 p.m. at 117 Graham Av-
enue, in DeFuniak Springs.
The celebration will con-
tinue immediately in the
fellowship hall with Christ-
mas refreshments;


Loneliest Time
Rev. Dr. Charles Satterwhite, Pastor


* Why is December the
loneliest month of the year?
Why are there more sui-
cides? Why is there more
depression? So then -- it
seems that all those lights
and decorations and "Ho
Ho Ho's" and jingle bells
don't filter down into the
center of a lonely soul. No,
if fact they can often make
things worse.
* If we have lost a loved
one or can't be with fam-
ily or are estranged, all the
festivities make loneliness
more acute. If there is no
one to buy a gift for or no
one to receive'a gift from, it
painfully reveals the ach-
ing hole inside of us.
* I wonder if Mary felt
lonely when she gave birth
to Jesus in a smelly stable
with no midwife help? I
wonder if Joseph felt wor-
ried and depressed because
he couldn't y provide
for his new family far from
his own village? Even baby
Jesus was he experiencing
the loneliness of being sep-
arated from his Heavenly
Father for the first time in
eternity?
* Perhaps Jesus considered
it worth it to be alone, mis-
understood and betrayed in
his lifetime in order that he
might fulfill the Father's
destiny for him. "He has
sent me to bind up the bro-
ken-hearted, to proclaim
liberty to captives." (Isaiah
61:1) Are you the one who
is broken-hearted this year,
do you feel captive to loneli-
ness?
He came for you. He
considered his own loneli-
ness as nothing so he could
provide for your fullness.


Christmas
cantata
at Southwide A,
Baptist Church p j : :i -
to be held
December 16 .

Southwide Baptist
Church would like to invite
everyone to their Christmas
cantata, "Be Not Afraid," a
Christmas musicalproclaim-
ing that hope is here. "Be
Not Afraid" is produced by..- -
Lillenas Music, and was
created by Kim Messer and
arranged and orchestrated
by Richard Kingsmore. The --
cantata, under the direction.-W ----
of music director Stephen --
Powell, will be held Sunday,
Dec.16 beginning at 6 pm.
Southwide Baptist
Church is located at 1307
CR-278 (Coy Burgess Loop)
in DeFuniak Springs. _
For information or direct
tions call the church office- bl-
at 892-3835.


Finding the Christmas Star to be performed
at Westside Baptist Church December 22-23


Westside Baptist Church i -
will be present Finding the
r Christmas Star on Sat. Dec.
f 22 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, IM 1
Dec. 23 at 11 a.m.
The Christmas Star com-
petition is the highlight of
every Christmas season at
Douglas Fir Middle School,
and this year is no exception.
Miss La Toe is determined to .
have everyone ready for the 4A
big event scheduled for the .- :A" M -. i .|
following night, and the stu-
dents and judges are filled '.
- with excitement. When bit-
- ter Coach Chris Masader '
tries to ruin their important -
rehearsal by taking over
the auditorium, an amazing
thing happens with a little ;.
intervention. "Finding the '
Christmas Star" is a produc-
tion created and written by .- ,-
Jeff Slaughter. To find out
, .what happenss come to the lot *\5"'"
perfoxmapce and invite all.. t ,
your'frieiid. Admission is -.
free. ,
Westside Baptist Church -
is located at 295 Hwy. 331 N
in DeFuniak Springs. p' .
e For more information call __
. Randy Nelson at 892-2721.


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I hope knowing that eases the sting if this is your lone-
your pain and takes away liest time of the year.



Dr. Orville Jenkins, Jr. and the
North Florida District Church of the
Nazarene has commissioned Rev. John
Beschler to start a new Nazarene Church in
the DeFuniak Springs, Florida area. R B., h


For more
information
call
(850)826-1140 or
(150)865-7575


Gaskin First Baptist Church

"Finding the Christmas Star


First Baptist Church adult choir

presents a Christmas musical


Greater Saint Joseph A.M.E. Church

presents "Our Gift to the King"


IServices every Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
(532 Lakeview Drive, off 331 and Walton Road)


Children's Home

Assembly of God
welcomes
Pastor Cecil Pinner
and family

We invite you to join us at
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SAuntie Em


Dear Auntie Em,
I usually love this time of year, but I am working for a large retail store to
earn extra money for the Christmas season. My company told us we have to say
"Happy Holidays" to our customers instead of "Merry Christmas" and it really
bothers me. Some of our customers are even rude to me when I greet them this way
and snap back "Merry Christmas." I believe Jesus is the reason for the season, as the
say, but I need the money. What can I do? I'm thinking about quitting.
Way tired of being PC in Walton County.
(Name and Address withheld on request)
Dear Way Tired,
Well, someone would have to live under a rock to not have heard about some
type of Christmas correctiveness this year in our wonderful little home, but you have
a really simple choice in this, either quit or stay and follow the boss' orders. When we
work for others, they get to call the shots and big chain stores are notorious in the
land of lawsuits for making everything politically-correct for their customers.
So, my advice is to greet others how you want on your own time, but follow
the boss' rules on their time. If you can't live with that, then quit, forgo the presents
and find the real meaning of Christmas for yourself.
Remember these Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy, give them
forgiveness, to an opponent, practice tolerance with them, to a friend, give the gift of
your heart, to a customer, give great service, to all, give the gift of charity, to every
child, give the gift of a good example and, most importantly, to yourself, give the gift
of respect."
Merry Christmas and "Happy Holidays" from Auntie Em.
Send your letters and emails to Auntie Em at dfsherald@gmail.com or P.O. Box 1546
DeFuniak Springs, FL. 32435


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Mildred Helms Martin,
86, of Marianna, FL., died
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in
Marianna. She was a native
of Walton County, retired
from Jackson Hospital as a
registered nurse, and was
a longtime member of the
First Presbyterian Church
of Marianna.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Cecil Martin; her parents,
, James William Helms and
' Sarah Dinkins Helms;
;two brothers, Charles and
-Arthur Helms; one sister,
Frances Helms. She is
survived by one sister, Alma
| May Helms, of Crestview;


Ap
Maggie Peters Aplin,
i80, formerly of DeFuniak
SSprings, FL., passed away
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in a
Pensacola hospital. She was
born Nov. 13, 1927, in De-
Funiak Springs, the daugh-
ter of Fisher Gaston' and
Minnie Lou Bell Peters. She
.had been a buyer for Sam's
Style Shoppe. In 1971 Mag-
i gie and her husband moved
back home to Gaskin where
she assisted him in his
farming and horse training
operation. Later she moyed
to Paxton where she became
a bus driver for the Walton
County Board of Education,
Sa position she held for, some
20 years. She then went
back for schooling to become
a CNA which she did until
i1996 when she became a
private sitter. Maggie was
always active, raising her
q children and grandchildren:
and doing volunteer work
Sin Walton County. When
she took time for herself she
|loved watching "The Young
and Restless" and "The Price
is Right." Those hours while
those two shows :;vwre on
Television was her private
l.time.;She never took phone-
I,. ^


two nieces, Jean Arrant,
of Freeport, and Jo Ann
Comklin, of Crawfordville.
Funeral Services were
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 28, 2007 at Maddox
Chapel, with Dr. Huw
Christopher officiating, with
burial in Magnolia Cemetery
in DeFuniak Springs, with
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
directing.

In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be
made to First Presbyterian
Church of Marianna, 4437
Clinton Street, Marianna,
FL. 32446.


ulin
calls or made appointments
between the hours of eleven
and one thirty because that
was her special time with
Bob Barker, host of "The
Price is Right." She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church.'
She is predeceased by her
husband, E.W. Davis, her
daughter, Kat Kirkland, one
grandchild, and one great-
grandchild.
Among survivors are three
daughters, Ann Wright and
husband, Randy, Joyce Ade-
lia Moody, and Sylvia James;
sons, Paul Davis and wife,
Jean, and Jeff Davis;one
brother, Grady Peters and
wife, Vera; one sister, JoNell
Hagle and husband, Ross;
15 grandchildren, 17 great-
grandchildren, and her two
girls, "Lillie and Miss Priss"
also survive.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in
Jerry Evans chapel, with
Rev.. Jerry Chumley officiat-
ing. Burial followed in Clus-
ter Springs Cemetery.

Arrangements and services
were under the direction of
Jerry Evans.


Mixson
Kelly Lynn Mixon, SO&died Crawford officiating.
iMonday, Dec. 3, 2007 in De- Burial was in the Rudicell
SFuniak Springs, FL. after Cemetery in Marion Coun-
Sa sudden illness. He was ty, AL.
born August 3, 1957, in Sul- Survivors include his moth-
ligent, AL. to James Mixon er, Virginia Rhudy Cowart
and Virginia Rhudy Cowart. and her husband, Frank of
He grew up in the Quincy Aberdeen; his father, James
Community and he lived in Mixon and his wife, Faye,
Freeport, FL. He was em- of Nettleton; one son, Zack-
Sployed in construction as a ery Lynn Mixon of Freeport,
carpenter, and he was pres- FL; two brothers, .James
ently working for the city of Howard Mixon of Fayette-
Freeport. He was a member ville, NC., and Henry Tim
S of the First Baptist Church Mixon of West Point; one
in Freeport and he was an half brother, Jeff Adkins of
avid NASCAR fan and he Austin, TX; one sister, Gail
enjoyed paint ball. Brown of San Antonio, TX;
Services were Saturday, and one grandchild, Chase
|Dec. 8, 2007 at the E.E. MIxon.
jPickle Funeral Home Cha-
Spel in Amory with Dr. Roy Pallbearers were family
McHenry and Bro. Shane and friends.

Jackson
I Nathaniel Jackson, Mossy Friends may visit family
Head passed Sunday, Dec. 9 Wednesday evening from
in Fort Walton Beach Medi- 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Park Cha-
cal Center. pel.
Jackson was employed at
Diamond Sand Company, Mr. Jackson will be
:,Mossy Head. shipped to Louisiana for
He is survived by his wife, burial. Local arrangements
Patricia Jackson and eight are being handled by Park
children. Funeral Home.


Mrs. Marian Snoblin, age
81, of DeFuniak Springs,
FL. passed away Dec. 7,
2007 at her residence with
her family at her side. She
was born Dec. 13, 1925 'in
Hialeah, -FL. to Fred and
Ruth Rampey Huffman.
Snoblin was a resident
of DeFuniak Springs for 21
years, coming from Philadel-
phia, PA. She was Catholic
by faith and a member of St.
Margaret's Catholic Church.
She was also a current mem-
ber of the DCCW of Catholic.
Women and a past memberI
of the DeFuniak Garden
Club.
Snoblin was preceded
in death by her father and
mother.
Snoblin is survived by
her loving husband of 62


years, Kenneth Snoblin of
DeFuniak Springs, FL.; two
sons, Karl Snoblin of Lake
Bluff, IL. and Greg Snoblin
of Lapeer, MI. She is also
survived by two grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were
conducted Tuesday, Dec. 11
at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church, 247 US 331 North,
DeFuniak Springs with Fa-
ther Richard Dawson offici-
ating.
Memorialization was by
cremation.
You may go online to
view obituaries, offer condo-
lences and sign guest book,
at www.clary-glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is in charge of ar-,
rangements.


Johnson
1951-2007


Russell Johnson, age 56,
passed away Friday, Dec. 7,
2007. Russell was born and
raised in DeFuniak Springs,
FL. He enlisted in the U. S.
Army and served as a scout
pilot in Vietnam, earning
two Purple Hearts and the
Republic of Vietnam Gal-
lantry Cross. He was em-
ployed with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission
for 34 years, working in
both the Everglades and the
Santa Rosa County regions.
He enjoyed the many adven-;
tures of his job. He also en-
joyed flying, fishing, boating
and making, others laugh
and smile. He was a mem-
ber of East Baptist Church
in DeFuniak Springs.
Johnson was preceded
in death by his father and
mother, Russell "Tim" and
Jessie Alma Johnson, and a
very special niece, Summer
Bandstra.
Johnson is survived by his
loving wife of 34 years, Pat
Johnson; three sisters, Nel-


lie Ruth (Jerry) Simmons,
Frankie (David) Drake and
Virginia Woolweaver; two
brothers, Dale (Bunny) and
Tommy (Emily) Johnson;
his mother-in-law,- Jonnie
Travis; sister-in-law, Vicki
Bandstra and brother-in-
law, David; and a host of
nieces, nephews and special
friends.
Funeral services will be
at noon, Thursday, Dec.
13, at Lewis Funeral Home
Milton 'Chapel .with Navy
Chaplain Riggs officiating.
Burial will follow in Barran-
cas National Cemetery with
Lewis Funeral Home direct-
ing., Visitation will be from
11 a.m. to time of services.
Active and honorary pall-
bearers will be members of
the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Commission.

In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to the
Santa Rosa High Schools,
Site Program, 5330, Berry-
hill Road, Milton, Fl. 32570.


Yawn ..


Command Sergeant Ma-
jor, Retired Robert Lee
Yawn, age 68 of DeFuniak
Springs, passed away at the
family residence Saturday,
Dec. 8, 2007. He was born in
Jacksonville, GA. the son of
Hardy Lee Yawn and Myr-
tice Alberta Rawlins Yawn.
"Bob," as he was known by
family and friends, was a
veteran of the United States
Army having proudly served
his country for some 27
years including a tour dur-
ing the Vietnam War. Dur-
ing his military service he
was chosen to personally es-
cort then-President Ford to
Korea. Having been raised
in Orlando he came back
there after retirement from
the military. In the year
2000 he and his wife came
to DeFuniak Springs where
he fulfilled a lifelong dream
of owning and operating a
cattle ranch. He was past
president of the Cattleman's
Association.
He is predeceased by his
parents and his brother,
Jerry Yawn.


Among survivors are his
wife of almost 50 years, Es-
sye Yawn; his son, Robert
Lee Yawn II and wife Deb-
ra Ann of Kissimmee; his
granddaughters, Lauren
Nicole and Megan Elizabeth
Yawn; his sister-in-law, Al-
berta Brooks. and husband,
William, of Kissimmee; a
special nephew, Harvey
Yawn of Wildwood, FL.
and a special niece, Bridget
Ehlers and husband, Scott
of Melbourne.
In lieu of flowers it was
Bob's request that memori-
als be made in his memory
to Wounded Warrior Project,
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka,
KS 66675-8517. A time of
visitation will be Thursday,
Dec. 13, 2007 from 2 until
4 p.m. in Jerry Evans Cha-
pel. Graveside services will
be Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at
10 a.m. in Florida Naitional
Cemetery in Bushnell with
Dr. Robert Reaves officiat-
ing.
Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direction
of Jerry Evans.


Flossie Knight
' March 5, 1931
December 12, 2000

Mama, We Miss You

I feel a warmth around me
like your presence is so near,


And I close my
eyes to visualize
your face when
you were here,
I endure the times
we spent together,
and they are locked
inside my heart,
For as long as I have
those memories
We will never be apart,
Even though we cannot
speak no more
My voice is always there.
Because every night I
before I sleep, '
I have you in
my prayer.


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Joys were born with Christ that first Christmas
By DR. ROBERT M. JAYE


Christ is the Christmas
giver. Many of the richest
and sweetest joys human
hearts can experience came
into the world when Christ
was born. In Luke 2:10 we
read, "Fear not; for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to
all people." That was the
joyful message of an angel.
One joy is that we can
know the nature of God.
Christ was Immanuel God
with us. Through Christ we
can realize and understand


Him. The Incarnation is
simply a great object les-
son of God's love. He loved
before, but the coming of the
Savior told how much the
love of God meant He gave
His unique Son.

Another is the joy of pos-
sessing a Divine-human
Mediator. Before Christ was
born, God seemed distant
and difficult to approach.
The cause of the separation
was the sin of mankind. The
coming of Christ brought the


way of pardon and salvation
through the Christ that was
born at Christmas.

Yet another is the joy of
unity among those who are
in Christ. We are, through
Christ, members of the fam-
ily of God. The Gospel is a
wonderful emancipator. It
is the great message of life,
liberty, equality and union
through faith in Him.
A still further joy is the
bringing of kindly graces
through Christ. There is


meekness, gentleness, for-
bearance, forgiveness, lowli-
ness, purity; these and such
other as these are the graces
held up for all who will be-
lieve in the Christ of God.

Finally, there is the bright
prospect of hope. Glad tid-
ings of great joy should mean
hope to all who will believe.
May every Christ-touched
soul count it the highest of
joy that we know the world's
Redeemer at this blessed
Christmas season.


Church DSpr3cto9y


ARGYLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 252 Argyle Church Road, Argyle,
FL invites everyone to attend their services. Sunday School 10 a.m.
all ages, Church Service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. all ages,
Wednesday night 6 p.m.
Pastors are Glen Spence and James Burnham. Call 850-892-
6444, 850-892-2327, or 850-259-2173. All are welcome.

BALDWIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH invites you to attend
Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service 11:00, Discipleship Training
5 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Service
6:30 p.m. Comeand 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.; Sunday 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
wildwood" invites you to come worship and fellowship with us
ohn Sundays 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 dinner is enjoyed on each first Sunday following
the worship service. Wednesday Bible Study begins at 6:30 p.m.
Black Creek UMC is located 5 miles east of Freeport, FL at 278
Memorial Lane. Please call 835-1881 or 835-2521 for directions.
Pastor Lavelle Enterkin, (850-871-4142) and the congregation
invite you to "come as you are" with an expectant heart to receive
a blessing.

COMMUNITY HOLINESS CHURCH is located at 971 W.
Live Oak Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Pastor Howard Taylor and
congregation welcomes you to join Spirit filled worship services
where we'll treat you in so many different ways, you will have to
like some of them. Service each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are 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 teaching 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 hearted. Come dressed casual
or Sunday best. All are welcome 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: Sunday mornings
and Wed. nights. Cornerstone Church is located at 2044 Hwy. 83,
two miles north of DeFuniak Springs. Ph. 892-2240.

EUCHEE VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is located in the
Euchee Valley Community at.the intersection of County Highway
183 South and 280 East, Minister Durl Odom and the congregation
cordially invites you to come and worship with us in Sunday School
at 9:45 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. The congregation
extends a very special welcome to come visit or make us your
church home.

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.

FAITH PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GENEVA) invites
everyone ot come celebrate new life, new faith, new hope where
Jesus is Lord and God. We preach Christ and the remission of sins
according to John 3:1-18 and Acts 238. Come and worship in Spirti
and Truth. Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening 6 p.m.
The church in located in the old Ledon Baptist Church Building
on CR 83 N. in Geneva, AL. Pastor Rev. Billy Patch. For more
information call 334-449-8157

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

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located at
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. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening
service begins at 7 p.m. Youth Ministry Services are held every
Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Our pastor is Robert Bryan.
Please come and worship with us.

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
following 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 Wednesdays, and come early for fellowship dinners.
Call the church office, (850) 892-2722, for details.


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

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of DeFuniak Springs, 1063
Circle Drive, invites everyone to join them throughout the week for
worship, fellowship, study and service. A men's fellowship group and
Presbyterian Women meet monthly for fellowship and Bible study.
Children's and youth activities will be held throughout the summer. Call
for information. Sunday (nursery provided.from 9:30 12) 9:30 a.m.
Sunday school for all ages. 11 a.m. morning worship. Wednesday,
6:30 p.m. Bible study (adults) "Amplify" (6th -12th grade) Chancel
Choir rehearsal. Second Sunday-family covered-dish luncheon
after church. First Presbyterian is a community of disciples of Jesus
Christ who are committed to being an inclusive faith community
where persons from all walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and
working together. If you're looking for a church home; we invite you
come visit us. Church office phone number-892-5832; email fpcdfs@
embargmail.com. Website; fpedfs.com

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 beginning with Contemporary Worship Service in the
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. Communion is observed at both morning services on
the first Sunday and Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Other
opportunities on Sunday 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.

FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OFWESTVILLE, 2100
Highway 90 West, Westville. Pastor Jason Campbell and the Westville
church family invite you to come to a place where Pentecost is an
experience, not a thing of the past. We offer a friendly environment
with annointed preaching and singing, Our Sunday morning services
begin at 10 a.m. and our Sunday evening service begins at 5 p.ni. Our
Wednesday evening service begins.at 7 p.m. We also offer children's
church on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come experience the power of the
Holy Ghost just like early church did in the Book of Acts. For more
information call, 548-5898 or 892-7499.

FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL is a non-
denominational church filled with excitement about what the future
holds and a sincere hunger for the outpouring of the Spirit of God.
We are a church where God's presence is never taken for granted
and neither are you. Freedom Fellowship is a church looking'for a
people "who will humble themselves before God and seek His ways."
2Chr. 7:14, Pastor Dennis Grey II invites your family to be a part of
our family each Sunday at 10;30 a.m. Casual dress / Contemporary
Worship. Located across the street from Ed's Restaurant.

FREEPORT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 17457 Hwy. 331 S. Hear Bible
preaching. Sunday services: Learning Center 9:45 a.m. Morning
Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening praise 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Nursery
available. Phone 880-6317 for information.

FREEPORT CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday's, Bible study school
at 9 atm., 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 service. All are cordially invited and welcomed. The following
events are held in the church Fellowship Hall Women of the church
meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Boy Scout
Troop 751 and Cub Scout Pack 751 meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Small Group Activities are held each Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GPC is a congregation
of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Pastor Keith Andrews and
the congregation invite you to come and worship with them each
Sunday morning. Early Worship starts at 8:15. Sunday School for
all ages begins at 9:30. Late worship and Kidz Klub start at 11:00.
At GPC you'll find teaching that's biblical, practical, and encouraging;
fellowship that's warm and personal; and worship that's exciting,
joyous, and Christ-honoring. The public is also invited to Men's and
Women's Bible Fellowships each Tuesday evening at 7:00. The
men's group meets in the Fellowship Hall; the ladies' group meets in
the Youth Sunday School room. GPC is located about ten minutes
north of DeFuniak Springs on Hwy. 83. Find out more on the web at
www.glendalechurch.org or call (850)859-0080.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of
Highway 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 begins 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 "learning God's will one verse at a time."

GREATER ST. JOSEPH AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL
CHURCH, 117 Graham Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 invites
you to come worship with our church family each Sunday. Church


school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m.
We are located at 117 Graham Ave. Rev; Michael Perry and the
entire congregation extends an open and warm welcome to each
and everyone to come and worship with us. You are encouraged
to come join us at any of our services. You may call for more
information at 892-2009.

HISTORIC SAINT AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is
located at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday Eucharist
is celebrated at 10:15 a.m. Bible study in the vicarage at 9 a.m.
Wednesday public healing service from 6-6:30 p.m. in the church.
Following there is a historical new Testatment study using a video
presentation from the University of North Carolina followed by
discussion. All are welcome. The new Vicar is the Rev. John Scott,
M.Div. St. Agatha 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 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. Sunday School 9:45AM, Church 11:00AM, Sunday Evening
6:00 PM, Wednesday Evening 6:30 PM. Awana for children on
Sunday evenings from 4:30 to 6:15. For more information, call
Cheryl at 892-3260.

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'Wtthe DeFuniak Springs
Community/Civic Center beginning at 1.0 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 therost, 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 -
Celebrating Christ and his love. Experience a personal relationship
with the Lord Jesus Christ and join us in worship on Sunday
mornings: age-graded small group Bible study at 9:30 a.m.
and morning worship time beginning at 10:45. Sunday evening.
activities includes discipleship training at 5:00 and worship times
at 6 p.m. A mid-week service is held on Wednesday evenings at
7:00--with classes for children, youth and adults. We are located
one mile south of Bob Sikes Road at 1015 Pleasant Ridge Road.
Call the church at 892-3500 for more information or directions.

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH located at the
intersection 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.; Wednesday Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. EVERYONE IS
WELCOME!

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

THESOLID ROCKCOMMUNITYCHURCH and itscongregation
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 fellowship lunch on the grounds, all are invited. Sunday
afternoon service begins about 1:30 p.m. Friday evening service
7 p.m. prayer, Royal Rangers, Missionettes and Adult Bible Study
followed by prayer time. Pastor is Thomas Adamson, Children's
Ministries Kevin Chilcutt. For more information call 892-3817 or
652-4610. Website www.victorylighthouse church.org.

WESLEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,
corner of Live Oak and 21st Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL. "Open
Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors". Pastor David Wilson. Sunday
School 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. The small church
by the side of the road with a Cross over the entrance, longing
to extend the love and peace of God to any wayfarer or pilgrim
seeking a rest from this world of strife and despair. A place where
common people can assemble for simple worship and experience
the Presence of God in their midst. "For where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
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PDL girls roll over Jay 65-21


By PATRICK CASEY
The Ponce de Leon Pirates
may be playing through in-
juries early in the season,
but the results are still the
same.


PDL got 17 points from
Brooke Johnson and 12 from
Ashlee Parson as the Pirates
claimed a 65-21 district win
last week.
PDL (5-3) raced to a 31-11


halftime advantage, then
connected on 8-of-9 shots to
begin the fourth quarter to
run away from the Royals
in the first of two district
meetings between the two


squads.
The Pirates have won five
straight in the series and
hold a 6-3 advantage in the
last nine meetings between
the two schools.


Joy Gandy led the Royals
with nine points as Jay hit
only 7-of-47 shots from the
floor.
The Pirates won the con-
test without starting center


May oe w


Mary Howes, who is recov-
ering from a broken foot suf-
fered in early November.
The two teams will meet
again in Jay on Friday, Jan-
uary 11.


Baker drops PDL boys in district game


By PATRICK CASEY
The Baker Gators height
proved just enough to help
the visiting team from Oka-
loosa County escape with an
82-72 win over the Ponce de
Leon Piates 82-72 in a Dis-
trict 1, Class 2A boys bas-
ketball contest.
Stephen Shelley scored


27 points, doing most all the
damage under the basket,
and Chad Donley had 20
points as Baker broke open
an even contest in the fourth
period for the win. The Ga-
tors also got 17 points from
Chad Lawhon, who com-
bined with Shelley to control
the boards and the paint on


the night.
PDL used its quickness to
force 27 turnovers, but the
pace slowed in the second
half and the Pirates missed
some key shots that fell in
the first half as the Gators
pulled away for the win.
PDL struggled at the free
throw line down the stretch


as they canned only 12-of-24
shots from the charity stripe
while Baker made 10-of-16
in the final quarter. The Pi-
rates got 18 points from Jes-
se Paulk as he hit six three-
point shots in the game to
keep PDL even with the
Gators for most of the night.
Josh, Whiddon added 11


points and Thomas Bowden
had 10 points as the Pirates
fell to 1-4 with the loss.

Game Notes: Baker holds
a 6-5 series lead in the last
11 meetings. The road team
won both games last season
and Baker continued the
trend with the 82-72 road


win. PDL will travel to Bak-
er for a rematch on Tues-
day, January 8. Both teams
could meet in the Freeport
boys basketball tournament
on December 26-29 as they
are two of the eight local
.teams playing in the event.
PDL won the junior varsity
game 34-30.


Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEY
Jupiter Christian scored
21 unanswered points in the
second half as they defeated
Tallahassee FAMU 27-14 in
the Class B state champion-
ship game. FAMU's Richard
Watson ran for 137 yards,
but the Rattlers completed
only one pass during the
game and were held to one
first down in the second half
as the Eagles grabbed the
win in Orlando.
American Heritage se-
nior kicker Jordan Spennato
kicked a 40-yard field goal
on the last play of the game
to help the Stallions defeat
Tallahassee North Florida
Christian 31-28 in the Class
A state championship game.
NFC had tied the game mo-
ments earlier when Chiles-
transfer Meh-m Ray caught


a 72-yard scoring pass to
knot the game at 28-28 with
2:26 to play. The Stallions
drove to the NFC 23-yard
line on the ensuing posses-
sion and Spennato, on what
was his first field goal at-
tempt of the season, drilled
the game-winning kick.
NFC hurt themselves with
five turnovers during the
contest in a game that was
played in Orlando's Citrus
Bowl.
Madison County ran for
386 yards as junior Chris
Thompson ran for 203 yards
and two touchdowns to help
the Cowboys claim their sec-
ond state championship as
they defeated Tampa Catho-
lic 28-7.
Pace High School lost a
chance to gain their first
berth into a state champi-


onship football game when
Eric Martinez missed an ex-
tra point in the fourth over-
time to give Ponte Vedra
Beach Nease a 49-48 win
in a Class 4A state semi-'
final. Pace rallied from a
15-point deficit in the third
quarter to tie the game at
29-29 with less than three
minutes to play on Tyler
Hunt's 15-yard touchdown
reception from quarterback
Aaron Munoz. The Patriots
finished the year 13-1.
The Troy Trojans placed
former Pensacola Catho-
lic kicker Greg Whibbs on
the All-Sun Belt first team.
Whibbs, a senior, earned a
spot by leading the Sun Belt
in both scoring (96 points)
and field goal percentage
(88.9). Whibbs also aver-
aged 64.1 yards on kickoffs


with 13 touchbacks and was
48-of-49 on PAT kicks. In
the season finale against
Florida Atlantic, Whibbs
broke the Troy career record
for field goals, finishing his
career 50-of-71 to break the
old mark of 48 co-held by
Lawrence Tynes and Ted
Clem. Whibbs broke the
record with a school-record
four field goals in the sea-
son-finale against FAU.
Shawn Todd of Crestview
was also chosen to the All-
Sun Belt second team on de-
fense. Todd, a senior, led the
Trojans with 10 tackles for
loss during the season and
also led the squad with 5.5
sacks. He preserved Troy's
win over Western Kentucky
with a sack and also had a
big sack late in the game
against FAU to give Troy a


chance to win. He finished
with 36 total tackles and re-
covered one fumble.
Troy senior linebacker
Marcus Richardson, a Pen-
sacola High graduate, will
play in the Hula Bowl in
Hawaii on January 12. '
University of South Flor-
ida defensive end George
Selvie has been named the
winner of the 2007 Bill Wil-
lis Award by the Touchdown
Club of Columbus. Selvie
leads the nation in tack-
les for loss (331.5) and is
second in sacks (14.5). The
sophomore from Pensacola,
who played for Pine Forest
High School, was also cho-
sen as the Defensive Player
of the Year by the Big East
Conference. He will lead the
Bulls into the Sun Bowl on
,New Year's Eve.


Former Wakulla football
player Jim Tartt was named
to the SEC's Second Team
on offense for his play along
the Florida Gators offensive
line this season. Alabama's
D.J. Hall, who is from Fort
Walton Beach, also made
the Second Team as a wide
receiver during his final
season as a member of the
Crimson Tide.
Jacksonville University's
baseball team signed Kyle
Kriech from Fort Walton
Beach last week. Kriech (6-3,
200), currently a sophomore
at Okaloosa-Walton Junior
College, earned All-Panhan-
dle Conference honors after
posting a 3.19 ERA, a .173
opponent batting average
and 22 strikeouts in 35 in-
nings during his freshman
campaign with the Raiders.


Tuberville/Miles get contract extensions


By CHUCK HINSON
After the past two weeks
of resignations, firings, re-
assignments and rumors,
two SEC team head coaches
are staying right where they


have been for several years.
Tommy Tuberville agreed
to stay on with Auburn and
Les Miles is staying put in
Baton Rouge.
Tuberville announced


School Sports Calendar

Wednesday- December 12
South Walton Girls Weightlifting at Freeport 3 p.m.
P.C. Bozeman Boys Soccer at Walton 5:30 p.m.

Thursday- December 13
Chipley Middle School at Walton Boys Basketball 5/6
p.m.
P.C. Arnold Boys Basketball at South Walton 5:30/7
p.m.
Baker Girls Basketball at Freeport 5:30/7 p.m.
Crestview Boys Basketball at Walton 6/7:30 p.m.
Bethlehem at PDL Girls Basketball 7:30 p.m.

Friday- December 14
P:C. Bozeman at South Walton Girls & Boys Basketball
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Pens. Christian at Freeport Boys Basketball 5/6:30 p.m.
South Walton Boys Soccer at Walton 6 p.m.
Freeport Boys Soccer at West Gadsden 6 p.m.
Central Girls Basketball at Paxton 6/7:30 p.m.
Paxton Boys Basketball at Laurel Hill 6/7:30 p.m.
Bethlehem at PDL Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m.

Saturday- December 15
Pensacola Tate at South Walton Boys Soccer 11 a.m.
Rocky Bayou Girls Soccer at South Walton 1 p.m.
South Walton Wrestling at Crestview 7:30/9 a.m.
Paxtori Girls Basketball at Baker 6/7:30 p.m.
PDL hosting Holmes County Basketball Tourney

Monday- December 17
Freeport Girls Weightlifting at Vernon 3 p.m.
Marianna Girls Basketball at Walton 6/7:30 p.m.
South Walton at PDL Boys Basketball 6/7:30 p.m.
Freeport Boys Basketball at Laurel Hill 6/7:30 p.m.

Tuesday- December 18
Richbourg Middle School at Walton Boys Basketball 5/6
p.m.
P.C. Bozeman at Freeport Boys Soccer 5 p.m.
Walton Boys Basketball at Marianna 5/6:30 p.m..
Baker Girls Basketball at South Walton 5/6:30 p.m.
South Walton Girls Soccer at Pens Catholic 5:30 p.m.
Chipley Boys Soccer at Walton 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Walton Girls Basketball at Laurel Hill 6/7:30 p.m.
PDL Boys Basketball at Freeport 6/7:30 p.m.
Paxton Girls Basketball at Opp, AL 6/7:30 p.m.
Rocky Bayou at Paxton Boys Basketball 6/7:30 p.m.
South Walton Boys Soccer at Pens Catholic 7:30 p.m.


last Wednesday that he
would stay in Auburn for
another two years after he
and athletic director Jay Ja-
cobs reached an agreement.
In the agreement, Tu-
berville would have a con-
tract extension for two more
additional years through
2013. It would also include
a $200,000 pay increase per
year bringing his annual
salary to $2.8 million next,
escalating to $3.8 million
in the final year of his con-
tract.
It also states that a buy-
out would be at $6 million in
2008, $5 million in 2009 and
$4 million on his remaining
years if he were to leave Au-
burn for another job, or be
fired.
After several days of spec-
ulation and rumors, the deal
is done and Les Miles says
he is he staying in the SEC


and at LSU. The announce-
ment came on Thursday, fol-
lowing last Saturday's SEC
win over Tennessee.
Miles and the Tigers also
sealed the second-place .poll
spot and won a chance to
play in the big game against
Ohio State, in the BCS
Championship Bowl in New
Orleans on Jan. 7.
Miles signed a contract
that will keep him at LSU
through 2012. The deal was
apporved on Dec. 6, ending
any chance of Miles skirting
off to another location.
It was speculated that he
would go to Michigan where
he is originally from, to take
the vacant job left behind by
retiring Lloyd Carr.
Despite the contract ex-
tension, Miles will not re-
ceive a pay increase because
he is already sitting at
nearly $2.8 million a year.


High School

Basketball Scores
,Monday- December 3
PDL Girls 65 Jay 21
Paxton Girls 57 Rocky Bayou 12

Tuesday- December 4
Baker 82 .PDL Boys 72
Walton Boys 58 Northview 56
Paxton Girls 52 Holmes Co. 26
Pens. Catholic 59 Walton Girls 46

Thursday- December 6
PDL Boys Def Vernon
Cottondale 51 PDL Girls 33
Paxton Boys 74 Escambia Charter 17
Freeport Boys 66 P.C. Bozeman 52
Baker Boys 59 South Walton 44
Paxton Girls 62 Laurel Hill 7
Walton Girls 72 South Walton 71
Freeport Girls 56 P.C. Bozeman 35

Friday- December 7
Chipley 68 PDL Boys 42
Paxton Boys 73 Freeport 48
South Walton 61 Northview Girls 31

Saturday- December 8
Holmes Co. 55 Walton Boys 51 OT


If LSU does win the BCS
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1. The University of Pittsburgh basketball team is off to
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3. Pensacola native George Selvie was named a First
Team All-American by the Football Writers Association
of Anmerica, the first consensus honoree in the University
of South Florida's football history.

4. The University of Florida volleyball team has won 551
matches since 1991, the most in the nation by a Division
I school.

5. The Cincinnati Bengals haven't defeated the 49ers in
San Francisco since 1974.


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The following offers an
interesting insight into our
world at least from the
summary of 2007 surveys of
anglers and hunters in An-
glerSurvey.com and Hunt-
erSurvey.com. There aren't
any real revelations, but the
positions make for interest-
ing talk around the dock or
bait shop as well as being
an important tool in help-
ing the American Sportfish-
ing Association, industry,
media, and fishery manag-
ers understand the trends
affecting participation and
sales.
Here are some highlights
from the 2007 surveys:
Most Anglers Release
Fish They Catch (January
2007): Most anglers choose
to release most of the fish
they catch. According the
a January 2007 poll by An-
glerSurvey.com, 60% of an-
glers said they release most
of the fish they catch, while
18% responded they release
all the fish they catch. Only
21% keep most or all of their
catch.

Fishing Equipment is Not
a Big Holiday Gift Giving
Item (January, 2007): An-
glers were asked if they give
or receive fishing equipment
and tackle over the holiday
season. According to a Jan-
uary 2006 poll by Angler-
Survey.com, 40% of anglers
did not receive or purchase
fishing equipment as a gift.
Only 22% said they did re-
ceive fishing equipment as
a gift and 22% said they did


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into Anglers and Hunters: A 2007 Summary


give and receive equipment
as a gift over the season.
Friends are the Best
Source for Product Informa-
tion (February, 2007): When
seeking information about
which products to buy, rec-
ommendations from friends
were reported as having the
greatest influence (40% of
anglers and 36% of hunt-
ers). Endorsements by per-
sonalities and television
commercials have the least
effect with 5% or less of re-
spondents favoring each of
these sources.
Anglers and Hunters are
Split on Whether Our Na-
tion's Energy Needs Out-
weigh the Potential Envi-
ronmental Impacts that
May Occur (March, 2007):
Many people wonder if our
nation's energy needs out-
weigh potential environ-
mental damage that might
occur if the U.S. drills for oil
in Alaska's Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge. According
to AnglerSurvey.com and
HunterSurvey.com, sports-
men are split over this issue.
Almost half either strongly
or somewhat agreed that
our energy needs outweigh
the environmental risks
(46% -of anglers and 55% of
hunters), while half (48%
of anglers and 38% of hunt-
ers) felt the environmental
dangers are greater. The re-
maining were undecided or
had no opinion.
What Motivates People
to Hunt and Fish? (March,
2007):
There are many reasons


SWHS announces Science Fair winners


South Walton High
School Science students re-
cently participated in a Sci-
ence Fair. The winners will
be eligible to compete at the
District level.
Life Science:
First Place: Saida
Hussien, "The Power of Per-


sonalities."
Second Place: Whitney
Smith, "The Role of Person-
ality in Choosing a Wife.'"
Third Place: Aracely Gar-
cia, "Cell Phones and Reac-
tion Time"
Honorable Mention: Mor-
gan Goodwin, "Get Your


Heart Pumping"
Physical Scien4

First Place: Ala
"Hammer Time."
Second Place:
Bruce, "Effect of
Aerofoil Design."
Third Place:


Hightower, "Bridge Bust-
ce: ers"
Honorable Mention, Tristan
in Joun, LaNasa, "Sandbags with
Permeable Materials"
Chris All of the winners were
Drag on presented with Barnes and
Noble Booksellers Gift Cer-
Emmett tificates.


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why people hunt and fish,
according to polls of over
2,400 hunters and anglers.
Experiencing nature, relax-
ation, and spending time
with family and friends:are
the top reasons for getting
outdoors. "Most anglers
and hunters go outdoors for
more than one reason," ex-
plains Rob Southwick, who
oversees the monthly sur-
veys. "Our poll focused on
the most significant reason
why people hunt and fish.
People who don't hunt and
fish may think bringing
home dinner is the major
motivation for hunters and
anglers, but that is not the
case. The true benefits from
time spent outdoors ari-e to
unwind, experience nature
and to reconnect with oth-
ers. The results reinforce
similar findings from other
recent scientific studies."
Who Do Anglers Trust
the Most for Accurate Infor-
mation on Fish and Wild-
life Issues? (April, 2007):
Where do anglers prefer for
accurate information? The
April 2007 poll shows 42%
of anglers prefer state fish
and wildlife agencies for ac-
curate conservation-related
information followed by 19%
who prefer magazines.
More Anglers Use Mag-
azines as Their Fishing
Source (June, 2007): An-
glers use magazines as their
top source to learn more
about fishing and for fishing
entertainment. According to
a June, 2007 poll by Angler-
Survey.com, 43% of anglers


reported magazines as their
top so ,rces and 24% replied
websiLes. Television was se-
lected by 19% of anglers and
9% use the newspaper.

Where Do Fishing and
Hunting License Revenues
Go? Most Sportsmen Do
Not Know (April, 2007):
Do hunters and anglers re-
ally know who spends their
license dollars? Only 39
percent of anglers and 47
percent of hunters knew
the correct answer: 100% of
all license dollars go to the,
state fish and wildlife agen-
cy. Sixty-eight percent of
anglers and hunters believe
some or all license dollars go
into the general state trea-
sury (68%). All states dedi-
cate 100% of their license
revenues to fish and wildlife
management. Failure to so
will cause a state to lose its
share of federal excise tax
dollars generated from the
sale of fishing and hunting
equipment and motorboat
fuels. In 2007, nearly $350
million in fishing excise tax
dollars and $267 million in
hunting. excise taxes were
distributed to state fish and
wildlife agencies to benefit
sportsmen and conserva-
tion.
Anglers Who use Sink-
ers or Jig-Heads Think
They Worked Equally (May,
2007): Anglers were asked
their opinions about lead
and non-lead sinkers and
jig heads. Twenty-eight per-
cent reported -non-lead sink-
ers and jig heads perform


SEC/ACC Heismann winners

2007 Tim Tebow, Florida, QB (SEC)
2000 Chris Weinke, FSU QB (ACC)
1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida QB (SEC)
1993 Charlie Ward, FSU QB (ACC)
1992 Gino Torreta, Miami QB, (ACC)
1986 Vinny Testaverde, Miami (ACC)
1985 Bo Jackson, Auburn TB (ACC)
1982 Herschel Walker, Georgia HB (ACC)
1971 Pat Sullivan, Auburn QB (SEC)
1966 Steve Spurrier, Florida QB (SEC)
1959 Billy Cannon, LSU HB (SEC)
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equally as well as lead and
11% reported almost as well.
Only 14% reported non-lead
sinkers perform "OK" or "not
great." Forty-seven percent
did not know how non-lead
tackle performed compared.
to lead tackle. Cost is anoth-
er issue. Forty-seven percent
report lead was slightly to
much more expensive than
non-lead while 45% did not
know or had no opinion.
Most Anglers Use Con-
ventional Tackle When
Fishing (July, 2007): Most
anglers (53%) only use con-
ventional tackle (spinning,
spin cast and bait casting
gear). Thirty-one percent
use conventional tackle most
of the time and fly fishing
gear some times. Only 1%
said they fly fish only while
less than 6% mostly fly fish
and use conventional fish-
ing tackle some of the time.
The remainder reported us-
ing other types of fishing
tackle.

Anglers are Making Ef-
forts Not to Introduce Non-
Native Species Into Fishing
Waters (September, 2007):
Anglers were asked if they
take any preventative mea-
sures to avoid the accidental
introduction of non-native
species into fishing waters.
Fortunately, 82% of anglers
indicated they sometimes


or always take preventa-
tive measures to protect i
waters. Since the introduc-
tion of non-native species is
a growing problem, anglers
appear to be making efforts 1
to lessen this problem. Only
8% said they never take any
preventative measures.
Anglers are Concerned
about the Issues (October,
2007): Anglers were asked in -
a poll by AnglerSurvey.com .
if they consider themselves
knowledgeable regarding -
current state and federal is- -
sues affecting the quality of '
fishing. Of the 1,148 anglers ,
who responded, 48% indicat-
ed they keep an eye on the is-
sues and focus on those that
affect them directly. 25% of
anglers said they watch the
issues closely and 22% said
they do not follow the issues I
as close as they would like.
Source: AnglerSurvey. j
com and HunterSurvey.com J
are monthly national online i
surveys of sportsmen and '
women providing industry
and policymakers with infor- j
nation on angling, hunting ;
and shooting sports trends,
activity and sales. Angler-
Survey and HunterSurvey
also tracks top brands, the
percentage of sales for spe-
cific products occurring at.
specific types of retailers,
average price points, and
more.


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OWC trustees approve bachelor of nursing proposal


The cooperative OWC/
UWF Bachelor of Science in
Nursing program at Okaloo-
sa-Walton College (OWC)
may soon be operated solely
by OWC pending approval
of the Florida State Board of
Education.
The presidents of both
OWC and UWF have joint-
ly requested that the state
authorize OWC to offer the
stand-alone degree effective
June 2008 at the expiration
of a five-year agreement for
the joint program. OWC's
District Board of Trustees
approved the proposal at
their Nov. 27 meeting.
The move was cited as
a cost savings for both stu-
dents and the state due to
OWC's lower tuition rates,
and the increased efficien-
cies of single program man-
agement. OWC is already
authorized to teach upper


division nursing courses
and also offers a separate
associate of science in nurs-
ing degree program.
Dr. Bob Richburg, OWC
president, noted that OWC
and UWF have successfully
operated the joint bach-
elor's in nursing program
since 2004 with 27 gradu-
ates to date and 39 current
students. "This is a natural
next-step and we are poised
to assume full responsibility
for the BSN program," said
Richburg, noting that OWC
recently received state ap-
proval for two new bachelor's
degrees in teacher education
and has operated a success-
ful bachelor's program in
project management since
2004.
"For the bachelor's nurs-
ing students, we anticipate
a seamless transition," said
Dr. Jill White, OWC senior


vice president for instruc-
tion. "They'll notice the cost
savings, the need to only
complete one set of paper-
work, and that the degree
will now be from OWC rath-
er than UWF."
Since OWC previously
submitted a full proposal
for a stand-alone nursing
degree in 2004, when it ini-
tially requested bachelor's
degree authority from the
state, OWC officials ex-
plained that the approv-
al process to change to a
stand-alone nursing degree
should be more stream-
lined. The Florida Board
of Education is anticipated
to consider the request at
its January 2008 meeting.
The degree option also will
require OWC to submit a
change prospectus to its re-
gional accreditation agency,
as well as pursue additional


accreditation from the Com-
mission on Collegiate Nurs-
ing Education. The
first students could then en-
roll in a stand-alone OWC
bachelor's in nursing degree
program in fall 2008.
In other action at its Nov.
27 meeting, the OWC dis-
trict board of trustees also
approved a 5 percent in-
crease in tuition and fees ef-
fective with the Spring 2008
term, an action the state
authorized for all 28 com-,
munity colleges in Florida
during a recent special leg-
islative session. Even with
the increase, OWC tuition
remains among the lowest
of all Florida's public and
private colleges and uni-
versities. It is the first fee
increase at OWC since July
2006. The new fee for most
freshman and sophomore
level courses at OWC is now


$63 per credit hour, up from
$58.78. Fees for bachelor's
level upper-division cours-
es will now be $74.74 per
credit hour, up from $69.48.
Alabama residents will con-
tinue to be able to enroll in
OWC lower-division courses
for just $1 additional per
credit hour under a previ-
ously approved border state
tuition program.
Other items by OWC
trustees included approval
of:

A revised scholarship
plan which reflects the new-
fees and increases student
scholarship awards;
Revision of the master
plan for the OWC South
Walton Center which moves
the location of a building for
the Choctawhatchee Basin
Alliance to a move appropri-
ate portion of the site;


Approved a revised col-
lege calendar for June and
July 2008, which expands
college hours and provides a
four-day work week during
the summer term. The move
will provide cost savings to
the college, students and
employees while expanding
full-service hours from 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. for Monday to
Thursday at all six OWC lo-
cations; and
Approved a resolution
that authorizes the college
president to work with state
and county officials to secure
a special purpose designa-
tion to operate an auxiliary
emergency operation center
training,program in Destin.
The next OWC trustees
board meeting is Jan.15,
2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Col-
lege Mall, Building K, com-
munity gallery on the OWC
Niceville Campus.


,SUPERINTENDENT C.ARLENE ANDERSON(left) and.
(Coordinator of Student Services Dianne Hickh(righl) recog-
nized Mlarvlyn Gilbert. -John Henderson and Austin Bu::ett
at thh beginning of the NA'o. 20 .school board meeting as the.
district nominees for the S, nshine State Scholars program.
0 Not pictured: Distin Hayvhurst.





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and Harley Henderson 6th-grade.


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PAGE 12-B THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


Area high school sports recap


By CHUCK HINSON
Dec. 3
Girls basketball
Paxton 57, Rocky Bayou
12: It was all Paxton as the
Lady Bobcats ran up a 41-4
lead over the visiting Lady
Knights before the halftime
buzzer. Erin Walker led the
scoring for theBobcats with
15 points.
Other Paxton scorers in-
cluded Vikki Pepper qith 14
points; Marylynn Gilbert, 8;
Olivia Adams, 7; Emmalle
Infinger, 5; Stevie Davidson,
4; Chantel McCormick, 3;
and Krysten Cuchens with
1 point.
Scores per quarter:
PHS 16 25 7 9
- 57
RBCS 1 3 2 6 -
12

Dec. 4
Boys basketball
Walton 58, Northlview 56:
Dylan Laird got the Braves
their victory over Northview
with two free throws and 14
seconds remaining. It was
the deciding factor in the
Braves' District 1-3A win.
Craig Brooks and Tar-
rell Bramlett led the scoring
for Walton with 12 points
each.
Other scorers for Wal-


ton included Justin Chris-
hon with 10 points, James
Towery, 9; Isaac Jackson,
8; Shandler Roehm, 3; and
Dylan Laird and Sidney
McGhee with 2 points each.
Scores per quarter:
WHS 13 8 19 18
- 58
NVHS 9 18 13 10
- 56

Girls basketball
Catholic 59, Walton 46:
Lee Paulk scored 12 points
and Shelby Rushing added
11 more as the Lady Braves
lost to Catholic in District
1-3A play.
Despite a strong attempt
in the fourth quarter by
Walton, Catholic controlled
the lead at the conclusion of
the third and held on for the
win.
Other scorers for Walton
included Chelsea Robinson
with 8 points; Casey Per-
kins and Betsy Stevenson
with 67 points each; and
Tori Lincoln with 3 points.
Scores per quarter:
WHS 7 11 9 19- 46
CHS 12 16 16 15 59

Paxton 52, Holmes Coun-
ty 26: Vikki Pepper scored a
game-high 20 points for the
Lady Bobcats to led to their
fifth win of the season.


Other scorers for Paxton
included Emmalee Infin-
ger and Olivia Adams with
seven points each; Maryllyn
Gilbert, 5; Erin Walker and
Chantel McCormick with
4 points each; and Krysten
Cuchens with 2 points.
Score per quarter:
HCHS 1 6 11 8 -
26
PHS 11 15 13 13
- 52


Boys soccer
Walton 6, South Walton
1: Beau Rushing led the
scoring drive for the Braves
with three goals to take the
District 1-3A victory.
Uriel Baza added two
more goals for Walton, while
Ricardo Ramirez capped the
sixth point.

Girls soccer
South Walton 2, Walton
0: Jordan Keeter and Caro-
lina Peterson scored for the
Seahawks as they went on
to beat intracounty rival
Walton for the 1-3A victory.

Dec. 6
Girls basketball
Walton 72, South Walton


71: In a very close match-up
between the two intracounty
rivals, it would be the Lady
Braves who brought up the
one extra point needed to
secure the District 1-3A vic-
tory. The win came from
Betsy Stevenson in the final
12 seconds of the game.
Stevenson led the Braves
in scoring with 17 points
and Taylor Griffith sank a
school record, with a game-
high 32 points.
Other scorers for Walton
included Jasmine Moore
with 15 points; Shelby
Rushing, 14; Chelsea Rob-
inson and Lee Paulk with 9
points each; and Casey Per-
kins and Tori Lincoln with 4
points each.
Other scorers for South
Walton included Aracely Ga-
rica with 12 points; Shereka
Bramlett, 10; Rachel Miller,
8; Jamie Delaney, 7; and Ju-
lie Williamson, 2 points.
Scores per quarter:
SWHS 24 14 19 14
- 71
WHS 22 17 8 25
- 72

Freeport 56, Bozeman 35:
Kaycee Jones led the Lady
Bulldogs with a game-high
26 points. Nicole Dykes add-


ed another 11 points.
Freeport led the score
33-13 at the end of the first
half of play and had to sus-
tain a tough lead to finish
the sceond half with just a
one-point margin.
Other scorers included
Lora King, 10; Jessie Moult-
on, 4; Dannica Mosher,
3; and Judy Frost with 2
points.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 16 17 11 12 56
BHS 6 7 11 11 35

Paxton 62, Laurel Hill 7:
In an explosive, one-sided
game, the Paxton Bobcats
demolished Laurel Hill on
the court. Paxton led 30-5
at the hqlf and never lost
the lead for the rest of the
game.
Emmalee Infinger led the
scoring drive with 12 points.
Marylynn Gilbert and O1-
ivia Adams scored 10 points


each for the Lady Bobcats.'
Other Paxton scorers in-
cluded Vikki Pepper with 9
points; Kyrsten Cuchens and
Chantel McCormick with 8
points each and Aubrey An-
derson with 5 points.
Scores per quarter:
PHS 7 23 14 13
- 62
LHHS 5 0 0 2 7

Boys basketball
Freeport 66, Bozeman 22:
Jamey Goddin led the score'
ing drive for the Bulldogs
with a game-high 32 points
and was 13-of-14 from the
free throw line.
Alex Newkirk and Aron
Kinght added another 15
points each.
Other Freeport scorers
included Logan Wilburxi
with 4 points.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 12 19 13 22- 66
BHS 13 12 11 16- 5-


FREEPORT"S DANNICA MOSHER gets protection com-
ing down the field from team mate Lora King during their
game against Bozeman. The Lady Bulldogs went on to win,
56-35.


FREEPORT'S AARON KNIGHT takes the ball down the
court and shoots for another Bulldog two points. Freeport
went on to beat Bozeman, 66-52.


PONCE DE LEON'S MAGGIE WRIGHT, waits for the
right moment and then sets the ball for a two-point shot.
The Lady Pirates went on to beat Jay, 65-21.


Tebow wins Heisman, makes history


By CHUCK HINSON
It was his first trip to
the Big Apple and he came
home with the biggest prize.
This past Saturday night,
Florida's Tim Tebow won
the Heisman Trophy and
became the first sophomore
to win the coveted NCAA
football award.

The sophomore quarter-
back that was dressed to the
nines, including a match-
ing cast on his wrist, said
that he was honored by the
award and that God had
truly blessed him.
Just last year, he led the
Gators to a national cham-
pionship victory over Ohio
State and thus -began his
campaign to the Heisman
Trophy. That campaign
culminated in some of the
most impressive records the


school and the NCAA has
ever seen.
Tebow is the first major
player to run for 20 touch-
downs and throw for 20
touchdowns in the same
season.
They call him "Meyer's
man" and all throughout
the 2006 season, head coach
Urban Meyer was ques-
tioned about why he would
place Tebow at a key point
in a scoring drive. Then they
found out what.
Tebow ran for 469 yards
as a freshman, with eight
touchdowns. During his
sophomore year, he com-
pleted 68 percent of his at-
tempts for 3,132 yards and
had 29 touchdowns.
He also led Florida with
838 yards rushing and set
a SEC record with 22 touch-
downs.


Tebow emerged as the
front-runner for the Heis-
man at the conclusion of the
season, despite Florida go-
ing 9-3. Six of the last seven
Heisman Trophy winners
picked up their statues on
their way to playing for the
national title.
Arkansas' Darrell McFad-
den came in second. He is
the first player since 1949 to
finish the race in the num-
ber two spot, two years in a
row. He finished with 291
first-place votes.
Hawaii quarterback Colt
Brennan was third and Mis-
suori quarterback Chase
Daneil was fourth.
Despite the Gators not
going for the BCS champi-
onship title again, they have
two more years to play for
the title with Tebow at the
helm of the ship.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HEAD COACH URBAN MEYER congratulates Ti mr
Tebow after receiving the 2007 Heisman Trophy award Saturday night in New York.


IHI m I.


IIMS STUDENTS OF THE WEEK, D.c. 3.7. Bach. row
(L-R) Mitch Jackson. \'ii.ian Powell, ua~stslant principals."
Front (L-R.) 7th-grade Jasmine Brown. 'Sth-grad: Ayden'
Trusty, 6th-grade .4Audrey Hester.


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WMS STUDENTS OF THE WEEK (Dec. 10-14)- Princi-
pal Tripp Hope and (L-R) 8th-grade Lauren Bell, 7th-grade
Elizabeth Evans, 6th-grade Seth Tatman.







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THE DeFUNTAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


I INSIDE I


MORE IRS
WOES FOR
SHERIFF
Internal missteps
cost employees mon-
ey. 7-A



IMFELD BOWS
OUT OF
SHERIFF'S
RACE
Employment sta-
tus prohibits politi-
cal campaign. 1-A



FORMER
WALTON
RESIDENT
CONVICTED
King found guilty
in human traffick-
ing scam in federal
court. 11-A



PLANNING
COMMISSION
MEETS
Hearslandamend-
ment requests. 2-C



COA MEAL
CUTS?
MONEY IS
THERE
County finance
director locates
$20,000 to pay for
frozen meals. 7-A



ZONING
BOARD
BREAKS NEW
GROUND
Approves borrow
pit in Mossy Head.
1-A



DFS COUNCIL
TALKS TAXES
Straighttalkabout
property taxes from
Patrick Pilcher. 1-A




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Trial date

set for

charges

against

Burke
By DOTTY NIST
A trial date of Jan. 22
has been set to hear felony
charges against South Wal-
ton Mosquito Control Dis-
trict Commissioner Char-
lie Burke, according to the
Walton County Department
of Corrections, and Burke is
to be tried in Walton Coun-
ty.
Burke was booked at the
Walton County Jail on Dec.
4 following his arrest that
evening by an investigator
for the Office of the State
Attorney, First Judicial Cir-
cuit. Burke was released
at approximately 8 p.m. on
Dec. 4 and is now free on his
own recognizance.
The arrest was the result
of an investigation that orig-
inated last summer, after
John Magee, chairman of
the South Walton Mosquito
Control District (SWMCD),
questioned whether Burke
had' given an improper ad-
dress when running for office
with the district. SWMCD
commissioners are required
by law to live in the district
they represent. Magee said
that certain statements by
Burke had led him to be-
lieve that he was not a Wal-
ton County resident.
At that time, board attor-
ney Allan Ramey brought up
the matter of Burke's resi-
dency with state officials.
Burke was booked on a
charge of election false reg-
istration, according to the
county Department of Cor-
rections. This is a third-de-
gree felony, punishable by
up to five years' imprison-
ment and a potential fine of
$5,000 or more upon convic-
tion.
"I am glad to see that
justice is beginning to be
served," Magee commented
last week regarding Burke's
arrest.
In June, after Magee
raised suspicion about
Burke's residency, Burke
filed a personal injury law-
suit against the SWMCD
chairman in federal court
in Pensacola. The court dis-
missed that case two months
later.
There had been specula-
tion by the SWMCD that a


Attorney presents


private beach rights


resolution


SOUTH WALTON Mos-
quito Control District Com-
missioner Charlie Burke.
(Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


finding that Burke had fal-
sified his address would ne-
gate votes he had made as
commissioner.
One of those votes was
to approve the SWMCD's
2007-08 budget. The $2.1
million budget was adopted
in a 2-1 vote, with Magee
and Burke voting in favor
and the district's only other
commissioner, Jim Craw-
ford, voting against approv-
al.
In another split-vote sit-
uation, in October Burke
and Crawford voted not to
renew the contract of Gary
D'Andrea, who had served
as SWMCD director for a
decade. It was Burke's and
Crawford's opinion that the
director's $116,000 salary
was excessive, and due to the
October decision, D'Andrea
is no longer employed by the
SWMCD. Magee had voted
for renewal of D'Andrea's
contract.
On Dec. 5, SWMCD board
attorney Allan Ramey said
the Florida Attorney Gen-
eral's Office had indicated
that Burke's votes would
stand, since there had been
no finding of wrongdoing by
him as commissioner when
they were taken.
Regarding the question of
Burke continuing as direc-
tor in view of the charges,
Ramey commented that
the presumption of inno-
cence applies in the matter.
Burke's suspension dur-
ing the time of the criminal
proceedings is a possibility,
Ramey added, but this will
be the decision of state offi-
cials rather than that of the
SWMCD.
"The Beach Breeze" spoke
with Burke on Dec. 5, but
he declined to provide com-.
ments for the time being.
If Burke's case goes to tri-
al, it will likely be heard at
the Walton County Court-
house in DeFuniak Springs.


By DOTTY NIST ,
Walton County Commis-
sioners are reviewing a pro-
posed resolution that would
confirm what have been
described as the "private
property rights" of a group
of beachfront property own-
ers on the east end of the
county.
Local attorney Matthew
Burns presented the Wal-
ton County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) with
the resolution at their Dec.
11 regular meeting.
Burns noted that the
resolution was a follow-up
from his previous recent ap-
pearance before the BCC. At
that time Burns had urged
the commissioners not 'to
pass an ordinance defining
customary use of the beach
by the public. He had then
been informed by the com-
missioners that no such or-
dinance had been developed
for consideration.
The BCC accepted the
resolution for review with-
out comment pro or con.


In a statement preced-
ing the resolution, Burns
noted that there hats been
no large-scale beach resto-
ration project in the area
where is clients own their
beachfront homes.
"My clients are concerned
that Walton County policies
and initiatives presented to
the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners,
particularly with regard
to the interpretation of the
doctrine of 'customary use',
seriously undermine fun-
damental property rights
in Walton County, and are
unwise public property," the
statement further read.
The resolution reads,
"BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The Walton county govern-
ment reaffirms the sanctity
of private property rights
with regard to all privately
owned real property in the
County, including, with-
out limitation, private real
property fronting onhhe.wa-
ters of the Gulf of Mexico,
and the Board of County


Commissioners determines
that there is an important
governmental interest in
protecting the interest of
private property owners
from County ordinances
and regulations .which, as
applied, inordinately bur-
den, restrict, or limit private
property rights, whether, or
not such inordinate burden
amounts to a taking under
the State Constitution or
the United States Constitu-
tion. Ther term "inordinate
burden" means an action by
Walton County, including
without imitation, legisla-
tive acts of the County Com-
missioner (sic) in the nature
of adoption of ordinances
which directly restrict or
limit the use of real prop-
erty such that the property
owner is permanently un-
able to obtain the reason-
able, investment backed
expectations for the existing
use of the real property or
a, vaested- right to a specific
See RIGHTS 11-C


Local author chronicles story of

brother with Down's Syndrome
By JEFFREY POWELL
"My parents thought they
would have a perfect child,"
said local author Robert .,
"Opey" Russ. "Little did they I
know how right they were."
That perfect child turned
out to be Russ's older broth-
er, Randy Russ. Randy was
born on April 29, 1959, ac-
cording to Opey, to a fight-
er pilot father and a June
Clever-type mother. It was..-
later discoveredthat Randy
had Down's Syndrome.
Doctors at the time told
the Russ' to have Randy12
institutionalized and to go '
on and have other "normal" ..-
children. The couple would ". ,
go on to have two other chil--
dren unaffected by Down's, """'
but putting Randy away
was never an option..
Opey was inspired to
write his book after an inci- SANTA ROSA BEACH RESIDENT Robert "Opey"Russ
dent involving Randy some has written a book titled "It's all about LOVE: the story of
10 years ago. The brothers Randall Hayes Russ." The story chronicles the life and times
of his brother who has Down Syndrome. (Photo by Jeffrey
See STORY 11-C Powell)


... .. .. ..


lip, 11


IT WAS ALL HONORS AND SCONES when the Demo-
cratic Club of Walton County met last week. Members were
asked to bring a stuffed toy to be given to the Walton County
Fire Department's toy drive. Quite a menagerie was collect-
ed by the more than 50 people in attendance. (Photo by Leah
Stratmann)
RETIRED BEACH BREEZE REPORTER DOTADAMS,
left, listens as a certificate of honor for her is read when the
Women's Democatic Club of Walton County held a holiday
brunch honoring the local women in the media. (Photo by
Leah Stratmann)


SOME OF THE WOMEN attending the, brunch of the
Women's Democratic Club of Walton County to honor wom-
en in the media were from left Johnnie Riley-While, Karen
McGee and hostess Grace Marse. Seated is Ann Marie Choo.
(Photo by Leah Stratmann)








PAGE 2-C


Hits and misses on land


amendment changes


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


By LEAH STRATMANN
A special meeting of the
\W.lil,n County Planning
Commission was held Dec.
6 to consider four small-
scale land amendments,
which needed to be heard
I-.',.r> the end of the cal-
.*,1;, ,.':ir. Each year, the
county allows for a total of
a' acres to be considered for
-t -"rvr 1 ,1'h:l ne. All those
S, w ih.nii;.-s to land
.i Iii'. ii .n1.- are placed into
a lottery :.. .tin, and those
drawn are given the oppor-
'.i, to plead changes be-
:.. ::i commission.
:,, I-i applicant was
t.ni.vn Johnson, who re-
quested a small scale amend-
ment to change 9.03 acres
of land tr.ii conservation
residential, which calls for
one dwelling per 2.5 acres,
to any less dense or intense
S'rey The land is located
-. .-.: i he- Choctawhatchee
\ in the Alligator Point
area of the county approxi-
mately 525 feet south of the
Choctawhatchee Bay on the
west side of CR-393.
Speaking for the county,
Carl Hammonds said, "The
parcel is located completely
within the coastal high haz-
ard area and contains about
60 percent wetlands and is
in the flood plain. The re-
quest is not consistent with
the Walton County compre-
hensive plan. It appears the
applicant did not under-
stand that the coastal high
hazard area restraint has
been on the books since the
beginning of the comprehen-
sive plan."
The applicant said she
was confused about the des-
ignation because the prop-
erty across the street from
was being developed as a
60-home project. Planner
Lois La Seur pointed out
that the project across from
this parcel has been tied up
in litigation for five or six
years and only recently has
a compromise been reached.
A motion was made by
commissioner Tom Terrell to
deny the amendment based
on the recommendations of
the county planning depart-
ment and it was passed all.
Robert E. McGill Jr. and


Robert McGill, III requested
a small-scale amendment
to 6.08 acres of land from
estate residential to com-
mercial or any less dense or
intense category. The prop-
erty is located north of the
Choctawhatchee Bay in the
Woodlawn Heights area, ap-
proximately one quarter of a
mile west of the junction of
Hemlock Drive and U.S. 331
on property that is a portion
of lots two through nine in
the Lake Le Anna Estates
platted subdivision.
Speaking for the county,
planner Hammonds said
the request is not consistent
with current county codes
as the property in question
abuts a county commercial
node and "there are provi-
sions to expand the node."
La Seur said, "Adding a
commercial designation as
part of a platted subdivi-
sion is the wrong way to go.
The applicant claims the
intent is to build affordable
housing on the land in ques-
tion."
The applicant wanted
an immediate answer on a
category that would allow
10 units per .acre and the
planners could not immedi-
ately define which category
would best fit his needs for
the north county. Commis-
sioner Terrell said it was
unfair of the applicant to
put the county on the spot.
Terrell also said, "Everyone
keeps throwing out afford-
able housing as if it were
bait, but with no firm plans
to create attainable hous-
ing."
Citizen Bill Bard asked
the commissioners if it was
a new policy that the county
allowed changes to platted
subdivisions, where people
have already bought and
built homes with the expec-
tation the land around them
would contain other homes.
LeSeur pointed out the ap-
plicant owns the entire sub-
division and could ask for a
Wholesale changes to it at
any time and that the land
is currently undeveloped at
this time.
Victor Henry Cuchens
Jr. addressed the commis-
sioners. "I'm concerned


By NANCY GEHRKE
Walton County Snowbirds

Welcome to all who have just arrived
on the Walton County scene. The Wal-
ton County Snowbirds (WCS) are here to
help everyone navigate through options
of enlightenment with folks of like-minds
and interests. Of course, don't poo-poo new
experiences because now, at long last, all
have the time to do as they please, when
they please. So, the sky is the limit in terms
of opportunity.
First and foremost, to register for this
chance (of a lifetime), snowbirds need to
show up on any Monday morning (except
the two holiday Mondays) from 8:30 a.m.
to 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Assembly Hall
on Geronimo Street (behind the Miramar
Post Office) along with $7 per person and
that will get snowbirds through the season.
This passport for fun, games, and smart
stuff is only $7 and, rather than detail each
and every opportunity awaiting everyone,
remember when registering, get a list of
all offerings, when they meet, who is in
charge, and where to go to get further in-
formation.
At this stage of the game, with most
classes and activities commencing after the
first of the year, to list them all in detail
would just unravel the most level of minds,
so everyone is encouraged to register first.
Snowbirds will be personally greeted and
handed this valuable sheet of information
by none other than Miss Mary, our host-
ess and wife of our revered president, Mr.
Mike.
That being said, I would also direct ev-
eryone to use the WCS Web site on a daily
basis, as that's where the news that is fit to


about the central water and
sewer system, which cur-
rently stops at the hospital.
I don't believe there is no
plan to extend the sewer
and water system any fur-
ther," he said. Cuchens had
concerns about additional
traffic on U.S. 331. He noted
he is nearing the status of
having total approval for a
private airstrip on his prop-
erty and one of the provi-
sions of the approval is that
there be no homes near the
airfield. If the change to the
amendment is made and
homes constructed, it would
affect his application for his
airfield, he said.
In the end, no firm answer
was given as research will
be needed to determine the
best category for the appli-
cant's needs as well as those
of the surrounding neigh-
bors. Commissioner Tom
Patten motioned the project
be approved for a designa-
tion other than commercial
and that the staff work with
the applicant on the proper
category.
.Two other requests drew
no public comment and were
quickly passed by the com-
missioners: These includ-
ed an application by HSH
Properties LLLP to change
3.4 acres of land from es-
tate residential to commer-
cial or any less dense or
intense category. The prop-
erty is location noth of the
Choctawhatchee Bay in the
Woodlawn Hights area on
the east side of U.S. 331 ap-
proximately 500 feet north
of Ebbwood Drive and about
900 feet south of Cedar
Drive.

Approval was also given
to Peter W. Woolley who
sought a change to 5.13 acres
of land from conservation
residential, two dwellings
per acre to neighborhood
planning area infill. The
property is located south of
the Choctawhatchee, Bay in
the general Inlet Beach area,
approximately 260 feet west
of West Rattlesnake Trail
and 600 feet north of West
Shore Drive. Approval was
given for up to eight dwell-
ings per acre.


print and current, awaits. Go to www.wal-
toncountysnowbirds.com.
Here are some events that are happening
before the first of the year.
Book discussion folks need to get "Poet of
Tolstoy Park" by local author Sonny Brewer
devoured before Thursday, Jan. 17 when the
actual discussion will take place. In charge
is Valerie Beall, 837-8624.
Computer Club will be meeting on Tues-
day, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Faith Assembly
Hall. Hugh Barnard has details, 654-9129.
Line dancing is ongoing because our fa-
vorite Diane Likhite, 650-1648, has landed
and she will put everyone through their pac-
es on Mondays at 3 p.m. for beginners, 3:45
p.m. for intermediates, and 4:30 p.m. for the
advanced. Give Diane a call.
Singles have scheduled a number of hap-
penings before the first of the year two
cocktail parties at 4 p.m. on Saturdays, 12/15
(Dot, 837-0784) and 12/29 Josie, 650-8162);
and on Sunday, 12/16 at 3 p.m., the NWFP
Holiday Spectacular (Art, 650-6809).
For everyone else, be patient, enjoy the
scenery and be anticipating the offerings of
a couple of casino trips, bowling, ballroom
dancing, exercise, bridge, euchre, mah jongg,
golf leagues, golf scrambles, and playdays,
music appreciation, snowbird singers and
tennis. Often something new gets added and
that will always be showcased on the WCS
Web site and in this column.
Again, a hearty welcome! I'm sure when'
looking back at the weather report from
whence we came, we'll know we made the
right choice.
For more information, contact Nancy
Gehrke, information officer for the Wal-
ton County Snowbirds, 850-837-9937 or
nagehrke@yahoo.com.


CBA DIRECTOR JULIE TERRELL was the keynote speaker for their annual,meeting.
(Photo by Jeffrey Powell)



Choctawhatchee Basin

Alliance holds annual meeting


By JEFFREY POWELL

"The Choctawhatchee Ba-
sin Alliance (CBA) has come
a long way with our volun-
teers and quality of work,"
said Okaloosa-Walton Col-
lege (OWC) President Dr.
Bob Richburg. "We used to
talk about having car-wash-
es to raise funds, now we
have an annual budget over
$700,000'."
Dr. Richburg and approx-
imately 50 other friends and
members of the CBA gath-
ered recently to celebrate
the 11th annual member-
ship meeting on the campus
of OWC. The December 5,
meeting was a chance for
members to reflect on past
achievements, as well as
looking toward future proj-
ects.
One recently-complet-


* ed project that the CBA
spearheaded was the reno-
vation of Cessna Park in
Santa Rosa Beach. The CBA
worked in conjunction with
several other agencies to im-
prove boat-trailer parking,
stormwater retention and
the removal of an antiquat-
ed septic system near Hog-
town Bayou. The CBA also
plans to add an oyster reef
there in an effort to control
shoreline erosion.
The CBA was created in
early 1996 by concerned citi-
zens, elected officials, repre-
sentatives from the Florida
Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and a number
of state and local agencies.
During this initial meet-
ing, individuals 'expressed
concerns over the decline of
water quality of Choctaw-
hatchee Bay, while address-


ing the need to promote sus-
tainable development. This
discussion sparked to life a
partnership for sustainable
development called Choc-
tawhatchee Bay Alliance.
Later, the organization was,
renamed Choctawhatchee
Basin Alliance and the or-
ganization agreed to be af-
filiated under OWC.
"I have the best job in the
world," said CBA director
and keynote speaker Julie
, Terrell. "This is an exciting
time to be involved with the
CBA."
"The volunteers are the
lifeblood of the organization
and we could not do what we
do without them," said CBA
Advisory Committee Chair-
man Al Wengtrand. "We are
also very proud of all of Julie
and her staffs efforts, thank
you."


Art depicting the ladies of the


Red, Hat Society on display,


The Walton County Tour-
ist Development Council
(TDC) and Friends of Coast-
al Branch Library present
the December Art in Public
Places exhibit, featuring the
artwork of Susan Alfieri.
Each month, this partner-
ship brings new, distinct ex-
hibits to the public through
displays at the Coastal
Branch library.
Susan Alfieri has always
been involved with various'
forms of art, from acting,
directing, writing, costume
design, and set design to
architecture and bridal cre-
ations. With an interest
in impressionism, she ven-
tured out and began produc-
ing multi-media work in-
spired by local river scenes.
Alfieri uses oils, acrylics and
watercolors to depict the ob-
jects in her paintings.
Most recently, Alfieri put









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holiday


party

Members of the Green
Thumb Garden Club of San-
ta Rosa Beach will gather
on Wednesday, Dec. 19 to
"Celebrate the Season."
Carol Fearon of the Is-
land Green neighborhood
in Sandestin will open her
home for the festivities from
10 a.m. to noon.
Beautiful decorations
and scrumptious goodies
are planned for this purely
social affair. Alice Miller
will co-chair the event and
take reservations at cool-
breeze485@hotmail.com or
(850) 880-6066.


local river scenes on hold
with the challenge of cap-
turing the spirit and love of
life of the local Red Hat So-
ciety ladies. "These women
are caring, supportive and
they take pride in the wear-
ing of red and purple," said'
Alfieri. In addition to the
Coastal Branch library ex-
hibit, the paintings will be
on display at the Annual
Red Hatters Beach Bash at
Paradise Palms in Panama
City Beach, Jan. 18 and 19.
Alfieri is a former Art,
English and creative drama
teacher from Sydney, Aus-
tralia. She and her husband
now reside in Inlet Beach..
Locally Alfieri is an active
member of the Cultural
Arts Association, Women's
Art Network and Paradise
Writers Society.
For more information


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on the Art in Puiblic Places
program, contact Tiffany
McCaskill at tmccaskill@
beachesofsouthwalton.com
or 850-267-1216.



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Some -
want to ...
take
down .
the
Walton
County
Court-
house nativity
scene because of
separation of
church and state.
What next? Santa
can't wear a leather
belt because it
might offend
animal rights
activists?

It began back in July
with a letter being sent to
the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners
from the Americans United
for Separation of Church
and State. The letter was
signed by Richard B.
Katskee, assistant legal
director, who said they had
received complaints about
the county's display.
He said there were laws
that say there must be
secular items included in
with a religious display on
government property.
I guess what that means
is that we need to include a
Santa blow-up and an
inflatable Frosty around
the manger with the
shepherds and wisemen at
Christ's birth. Perhaps
Santa was the first on the
scene because his reindeer
followed the North Star?
The Americans United for
Separation of Church and


State say that the display
cannot show "all religious"
figures or depictions, but if
they added other secular
items to the display, it
would be all right. Despite
the letter being sent in
July, neither the office nor
Katskee would disclose
who made the complaints.
The BCC did agree to add
secular items to the lawns
surrounding the
courthouse, but will not
alter the nativity scene.
The elected officials took a
stand on this issue and
have made at least one
writer very proud to call'
them his elected leaders.
It is not the fact that
secular items were added to
the lawn. Even many
churches decorate for the
holidays and don't just
have the nativity scene.
Churches, cathedrals and
other places of worship
adorn their sanctuaries
with Christmas trees and
wreathes, two items that
never had a place in
biblical writings and came
about long after the birth of
Christ.
Maybe they don't have
Santa on the steeple or Dr.
Seuss animations playing
on the church steps, but
most religions and churches
acknowledge the different
aspects of the holidays. It is
called compromise.
Many government


buildings have
c collapse. d
under the
1 S stiff-arming of
-Vp organizations
such as the
Americans
S'I -_, United for
Separation of
Church and
State. Starting
with the Ten Com-
mandments in the U.S.
courthouses, various
organizations have jumped
on the bandwagon.
But even with all the
chaos being created over
the nativity scenes,
retailers have reported a
boom in religious items,
decorations and other non-
secular holiday gifts,
soaring this holiday season.
With groups such as the
AUSCS, there will always
be controversy, headlines
and arguments. There will
always be a gripe from
these groups to not only do
away with the true reason
for the season, but to
abolish the word "Christ"
from Christmas all
together.

But for millions, there
will still be a nativity scene
in the front yard, the star of
Bethlehem on the rooftop
and a Christmas pageant
where a baby doll still lies
in the manger representing
Christ in the school play.
For, many ;around. this
area, their answers have
been straight to the point
with no cushion for the
blow. "If they don't like the
manger in the yard, then
stay off U.S. 90 and, better,
yet, out of Walton County."
Good old Southern
hospitality at it's best, with
a vicious holiday snap to
boot!


Events around the South


Christmas Reflections: The nights of a million lights is once again taking place
around Lake DeFuniak in downtown DeFuniak Springs. The holiday light exhibit is-
open nightly, beginning at dusk and will remain open until .New Year's Eve. A donation
is being requested.
The Florida Chautauqua: A weekend event being held in DeFuniak Springs, Feb.
21-24 that will feature lectures, demonstrations, concerts, the inaugural film festival,
exhibits and other cultural events.
For more information, call 892-3696, or log on to www.floridachautauqua.org.
2008 West Indies Market: Hilltop Productions is currently seeking vendors for the
2008 West Indies Markets, taking place every second weekend from May until August.
Vendors with hand-made, hand-crafted and fine art are encouraged to apply.
For more information and registration, call Hilltop Productions at 951-2148.


(Top photo)ALL WRAPPED UP in a big red bow. This structure atAlyc Beach welcomes
tourists and locals to the property

(Second photo) THIS SMALL NATIVITY SCENE on the lawns of the Walton County
Courthouse, is the center of controversy Most locals have made a statement to those
offended, iyou don't like it, look at the other side of the road."

(Bottom left photo) FROM BOWS TO BALLS, this massive tree at Grande Boulevard
grabs the eye and puts everyone in the mood for the holidays, no matter what the
temperature.

(Bottom right photo) SPARKLING IN THE SUN, this 25 oot Christmas tree shines on
the 30A and is the center of attention atAlyc Beach.


AT THE 4


Jacksonville
*Jethro Tull, 12/11, Florida
Theatre
*"Nutcracker," 12/ 14-16
eWillie Nelson, 1/10,
Florida Theatre
eTrisha Yearwood, 2/14,
Florida Theatre
*B.B. King, 4/30, Florida
Theatre.
Florida Theatre box office -
(904) 355-2787
Tallahassee
eRingling Bros. Circus,
Jan. 8-9, TLCCC
*"Annie," Jan. 28-29,
TLCCC
TLCCC box office (850)


222-0400
Atlanta
*"Annie," Jan. 9-13, Fox
Theatre
*"Cats," Jan. 15-20, Fox
Theatre
* Celine Dion, Jan. 17,
Philips Arena
eBarry Manilow, Jan. 19,
Philips Arena
* Matchbox 20, Jan. 28,
Philips Arena
* Widespread Panic, Dec.
30-31, Philips Arena
* Bon Jovi, April 30,
Philips Arena
Fox Theatre box office -


(404) 817-8700/Philips
Arena box office (404)
878-3000

Gulfport/Biloxi
*Patti Labelle, Dec, 28,
Beau Rivage Main Theatre
*Wayne Newton, Dec. 30,
Beau Rivage Main Theatre
*Rodney Carrington, Jan.
4, Beau Rivage Main
Theatre
*The Moody Blues, March
23, Beau Rivage Main
Theatre
Beau Rivage box office -
(228) 386-7777


Crestview Cinema 3
NorthviewPlaza, Crestview,
682-3201
Enchanted (PG)
Beowulf (PG-13)
Bee Movie (PG)

Twin Cities
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
678-3815
Enchanted (PG)
Bee Movie (PG)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr.,
Destin, 337-8777
This Christmas (PG-13)
Hitman (R)
August Rush (PG)
The Mist (R)
Beowulf (PG-13)
No Country for Old Men (R)
Awake (R)
Enchanted PG)
Lions for Lambs (R)
Fred Claus (PG) .
Dan In Real Life (PG-13)


American Gangster (R)
Bee Movie (PG)


Destin Cinema 10
759 E. Hwy. 98, Destin,
654-2992
Saw IV (R)
Enchanted (PG)


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Beowulf (PG-13)
Mr. Magorium (G)
Fred Claus (PG)
Bee Movie (PG)
American Gangster (R)
Why Did I Get Married?
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FOR SALE
SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS.
Alice Antiques, Collectibles,
and used furniture.
2374 South 2nd Street (280A)
Open Tues-Fri Sat. 12-4.
Phone 892-4074.
GREAT GIFTS, CEDAR
CHEST, China cabinets, tables
& chairs, dresser, chest of draw-
ers, "Painted Cottage Furniture"
teapots, cookie jars, cups/-
saucers, (vintage hats, gloves,
purses,) depression glass, jew-
elry, linens, china, books, and
much more. A little out of the
way, but a lot less to pay. Check
out the old tool shed and
"Grandma's Attic.
Wall to Wall with antiques and
used furniture. A must see
shop...We buy and sell. 88 wds

CENTRAL AIR CONDITION
UNIT for trailer. $200. 333-
7323. tfp

BLACK DIAMOND full size
toolbox. $225. OBO. Antique
dish safe. $200. OBO. N-scale.
892-4214. 1tp 12/13

HOMLITE GENERATOR. 8.5
horsepower. 951-0805. 2tp 12/
13-12/20

RECYCLED TREAD MILL.
$50. 892-7138. 1tp 12/13

PECANS FOR SALE: Elliott -
$1.50/lb.; Stuart and Seedlings -
$1.00/lb. Call 850-834-2121. 3tp
12/13-12/27

FOR SALE-2 GOATS Billy &
nanny. $60 each. 892-7002. 1tp
12/13

FOR SALE-BREAKFAST
SET. 42" round table and 6
chairs. Wood tops, iron legs.
$100. picture available. 834-
4905. 2tp 12/13-12/20

MENS Med. H-D jacket. New
cost. $280.' Sell for $150.
Khrome werks sideplates, mini--
lowboy Sissybar & pad for 52'-
'78. Sportster XL $60. Guy
Lombardos autograph on
matchbook from rainbow room
in Rockerfeller Center. $25.
892-5872. 2tp 12/13-12/20

MIA BELLA CANDLES Going
out of business sale! I have jar
candles, votives, bella bars,
hand soap, etc. Lots of different
scents to choose from and all
half price. These make fantastic
Christmas gifts for teachers,
family, etc. Please call for
scents available and prices,
850-892-5348. 2tp 12/13-12/20



NOW LEASING


MINI-WAREHOUSES
1504 US HWY 90 W

For Reservations or Info
Call 892-3612



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Prices
Easy Payments

(850) 836-4545
or 836-4455
Hwy. 90
Ponce de Leon, FL


PECANS FOR SALE
BY DEE WATSON
Pick up location is @ Nature's
Health Food Store. 750 Baldwin
Ave. 850-333-0877. tfc 12/6

QUICKIE ELECTRIC
WHEELCHAIR-Needs TLC.
$600. Also Ultimate Medical
Stand Up Frame Lift with
tray and wheels. Almost Brand
new. $1,200. 835-2163. tfc 11/
29

2.5 TON. Rudd Central air and
heat unit. Purchased in March
2006 for $3,800. Used for four
months. New condition asking.
$2,000. Still under warranty.
835-2789. tfp.

COASTAL HAY SQUARE
bails-Good quality, "well fertil-
ized, home grown sweet pota-
toes & Satsumas. 850-834-
2000. 4tp 11/30-12/20

FOR WASHER & DRYER.
$125 set: stove, refrigerator.
1(850)834-4301. 1tp 12/13

OFFICE EQUIPMENT FOR
SALE
All items in excellent condition.
IBM COMPUTER with key
board, mouse modern printer,
mic. $450..
BROTHER COPY MACHINE
runs great. $75.
XEROX plain paper copier.
$50.
MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE
110 FT. RADIO TOWER.
$500. (Must take down.)
BATHTUB SHOWER chair.
Brand new. $50.
YEX-LARGE BBQ GRILL. All
steel. $30.
OFFICE REFRIGERATOR-
$60
835-2163 45wds tfc 6/21

PERENNIAL HAY- 50 LB sq.
bales. 834-3881. tfc 12/6

BLUEPRINT SIZE XEROX-
Xerox model 2515, copies up to
36-inch-wide documents.
$1,800 'OBO. Call 850-233-.
6445. tfp 9/13 .

COMPUTERS, monitors, key-
boards, components, and parts.
892-2811. tfc 6/14




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SELF-SERVICE MINISTORAGE
835-2850
1/2 Mile N. of Bay Bridge on
331 or 5 Miles S. of Freeport
5x10 $25 to 10x20 $80
Well Lighted & Secure Area
Manager Lives On Location





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

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


WAREHOUSE MARKET
MALL & FLEA MARKET-
Antiques, Trash & Treasures.
32,000 square feet, 50+ ven-
dors & growing. 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 5
pm. 334-858-8102.
www.warehousemarketmall.com

BAND SAW LUMBER Cut
any size you want. PINE
STRAW N Square bales. $3.50.
Delivered-. Call 850-333-0877.
Leave message. ftfc 4/6

FILL DIRT, clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway mate-
rial. All delivered. Spreading
available. Driveways built.
Anything hauled. REDS
HAUL'N. 892-0503

RED'S BACKHOE DIGGIN
Stumps dug up. Cheap! Trees
removed. Anything dug, shoved,
or moved. 892-0503. tfc 8/2

FILL DIRT $80 8 yd. load.
We also haul dirt, and gravel.
Spreading available.. We do
driveways and backhoe work,
and small land clibaring jobs.
Free estimates 892-3873.

TRAVEL
TRAILERSIRV'S
2007 26FT CHEROKEE
LITE self contained travel trailer
camper. Elect tongue jack and


sway control. Sleeps six. Only
used twice. MSRP price.
$21,675. Asking $14,500.
Phone 850-836-5152 or 850-
326-4668. 6tp 12/13-1/17

FARM
EQUIPMENT
4030 JOHN DEERE TRAC-
TOR with front end loader.
Price $9,500. 401-1289. 4tp 12/
13-1/3

MOBILE HOMES
2004 FLEETWOOD 3bd/2ba.
16x80 in good condition take
over payments. (pay off)
Contact 850-978-7656. Serious
inquires only. 2tp 12/13-12/20

WANTED
WANTED: Rent to own house
or trailer. Have good ref-
erences. Call 836-4622 or fax
836-4624. 1tp 12/13

AUTO
REMODELING Business
Package sale. 1984 Chevy one
tone. Step side van with roll-up
rear door full of tools. 5'x10' util-
ity trailer. Full of equipment. Sell
as utility trailer. Full of equip-
ment. Sell as whole package.
Only $5,000. Call 401-1374 for
full details. 1 tp 12/13

1975 4-DRICREW CAB
PICKUP. w/454-Engine runs


NEW 150cc SCOOTERS

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CALL FOR OTHER
ATV PRICES!
Sonny Heath
Chief Warrant Officer
Army Retired

850-830-4905 c.
892-4347 w.
892-9717 h.


* 97 Miles To The Gallon
* Kick And Electric Start
* Four Stroke Engine
' Speeds Up To 60 MPH
* Warranty-
* Disc Brakes Front & Rear
* 13" Tires Front & Rear


"SPECIALIZING IN 6" SEAMLESS GUTTERS
We will BEAT COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
Any Competitor's LICENSED ~ INSURED
Written CALL PAUL
Estimate On C PAL
6" Gutters Phone (850) 259-9093
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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR 1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. AT


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315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY


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405 West Hwy. 90, Bonifay, FL (850) 547-9354 www.panhandlesalvage.com
Landscape Timbers, Pavers, Edgers, Privacy Fence Panels
Insulation Tile Board Mailbox Post Vanities Siding Wood Paneling
.. ..BARN KITS
Certified & Engineered

S I
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.,intd Roofi A ailab Deck Kits Availal
...., .- 8'xl0' $259
SouthemLINC. 6'x8' $179


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I"' .I ..... .':. .-* a 12'xl6' $579
M-F 8 am 5 pm Sat. 8 am Noon
Cross Ties Fence Posts Windows Doors Fluorescent Light Fixtures Gates & Fence Wire Power Poles
* New Hardware, Electrical & Plumbing Supplies Laminate Flooring 990 SF 12"xl6' Lap Siding $8.99


like a tank. $1,300. Call (850)
835-2163. tfc 7/27

86 FORD MUSTANG FT
HATCHBACK, no rust, body in
great condition, no dents or
dings, aluminum rims, MSD
ignition and Edelbrock intake
manifold Motor needs rebuild-
ing. $700 OBO. Call Ben at
865-2953. tfc 11/1

1995 CHEVY CONVERSION
VAN. 4.3/V6 motor, TV & VCR,
$1,500 orbest offer. 880-6086
or 835-8872. tfc 11/30

81 FORD PICKUP 6
cylinder-4-spd. 1973 Ford
pickup. 8 cylinder auto. 1973
King Winniebego. 951-0805.
2tp 12/13-12/20

BOATS & BOAT
SUPPLIES
RHINO Boats, Joe's Motor
Service, Inc., Hartford, AL 334-


Best 334-858-
Prices 334-858-60





ASK .ABO I'T O 'R PO
Most Orders
Riled In 2-3 Days .


588-2968. tfc 6/24


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

SERVICES
ODD JOBS-PLUMBING,
ELECTRIC, carpentry, paint-
ing, siding, etc. Call Paul
Rushing at 850-401-1537. tfc
12/6

IF YOU ARE HOMEBOUND
and need someone to come to
your home. For a perm?
Shampoo and set? Haircut?
Call Willo. 892-5744. 2tp 12/13-
12/20


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*Flat Roofs Shingle Roofs Gutters
* Metal Roofs Leaks Repairs

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Carolina Carports, Inc.

I Carports Buildings Garages
18'x21' -.
DOUBLE CARPORT '
O$895-Zy INSTALLED
$795.00
$100 Off CERTIFIED CARPORTS
month of December only (Some dealers are not certified or qualified)
14 Gauge, 5 Ft. Legs Call For Info
Certified To 130 MPH Wind Load
CHEAPEST PRICES ANYWHERE
Sonny Heath: 892-9717 892-4347 Cell 830-4905


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Located: 1154 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL

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FOR YOUR ADDED PROTECTION

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


PREMIUM LAWN
SERVICES 850-419-9164. 1
time or every time. Mow, cut,
edge light/clean-up hauling. tfc
11/8 15 wds

DO YOU NEED your house-
cleaning for the Holidays or gro-
cery shopping done. Call 892-
7511. Leave message. 4tp 11/
22-12/13

"BIG C" TREE & STUMP
REMOVAL. Free estimates.
850-836-4985. 24tp 7/19-12/27

LOT & LAND CLEARING-
Reasonable rates. 892-4302 /
951-3367. tfc 7/19

SCOTT'S CARPENTRY. Can
do most anything. Home
repairs, custom wood working,
trim, floors and more. Call Scott
@ 850-333-1464. 4tp11/29-12/
20

YARD SALE
YARD SALE@ 2907
COSSON RD. on Sat. Dec.
15. @ 7 am until. off Bob
Sikes onto Pleasant Ridge-
down about 3 miles on left. itp
12/13

YARD SALE Fri & Sat. Dec.
14 and 15. on Woodyard Road.
Take Hwy. 90 W. 1tp 12/13.

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

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

RENT
FOR RENT: Beautiful 4 bd/
2ba, 2052 sf Mobile on 1.5
acres. Hugh master bedroom
with Roman tub. 19x20 living
room with fireplace. Family
room and dining room with
breakfast bar. Nice back porch
with wood deck. Must see $880
per month. First and last to


move in. Must have references.
No indoor pets. Call 954-599-
3483, 1tp 12/13

HOUSE FOR RENT-Available
1/15/08 in Ponce de Leon city
limits. $695 mo/First and last
months rent up front. 3bd/2ba-
1,200 sf on 1 acre lot. 5 minutes
from 1-10. 836-9948. 4tp 12/13-
1/3

FOR RENT OR LEASE TO
OWN-2br/2ba, real nice mobile
home. Great yard. $650/mo &
$650 dd. 865-3134. 1tc 12/713

OFFICE FOR LEASE
(1) 1,200 sq. ft. 40 5th St.,
DFS. One block from Court
House. 892-5995. tfc 3/10-
15wds

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT-
$300 month plus deposit. Call


Sandy @ 850-418-0011. North
of DeFuniak. Itp 12/13

LARGE-1BD. APT. 2 walk-in
closets. Garden size hot tubs.
Fenced back yard. Facing lake
at 592 Baldwin Ave. in
DeFuniak Springs. Some utili-
ties furnished. 892-5995/850-
585-4114. tfc 12/13

SOUTH WALTON-Nice loca-
tion. Good, clean 2bd/lba MH.
699-1024. 1tc 12/13

3BDIIBA HOUSE. $650 mo
plus $600 SD. No pets. 892-
7012. tfc 12/13

2 BD DUPLEX -$500 mo.
$500 SD. No Pets. HUD
approved. 892-7012. tfc 12/13

2BDII1BA MOBILE HOME on
Hwy. 1883. Fenced yard. $700


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1614 US Hwy 90 West DeFuniak
Springs, Fl 32435
850-951-2019


[L-777,MLS]


Denise Hyland 850-419-2115 :
(?V.


M. Dep & ref. required. 859-
0131 or 978-0602. 1tp 12/13

LAKEFRONT- 2+1, older sin-
glewide on Kings Lake, central
air, dock, $475/mo, 1st +
deposit. (850)892-0601.

FOR RENT-1 BD trailer located
on Kidd Road-five minutes from
DFS. $375/month or $100/
week. 2bd trailer also available
for $475 month. Call 850-585-
5245. ffc 12/7.23wds

MOBILE HOME 4BD/2BA-
for rent. 859-2523. 2tp 12/7-12/
14

MOBILE HOME FOR
RENT16x80 bedroom. No ani-
mals or smokers. 892-7357. 3tp
12/12/26

DESTIN CONDO for sale or
rent. The Islander side gulf view
Unit is 2bd/2ba rent $2,200 mo.
Buy 390K 850-259-1820. Call
Annie for details. 4tp 12/6-12/27

FOR RENT-2BD/2BA MOBILE
HOME w/addition. Paradise


Island Drive. Waterfront. $450/
mnth plus $450/dep. Call 865-
6285. 2tp 12/7-12/13

2BD/1BA HOUSE -Central
Heat & air. HUD approved- 4
miles from Paxton & Florala-
Large yard. $500/mnth. 850-
859-2380/850-978-2790. 4tp
12/7-12/27

2BEDI1BATH mobile home--
Girl Scout Rd. Water, appli-
ances include. $85 for the
month of December then $485
per month. 850-974-7118. 1tp
12/13

FOR RENT-Trailor 2bd. 504
Vanderheid Rd. Central air &
heat. 892-7137. itp 12/13


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AVAILABLE NOW
1BD-$550 mo & $300 sd.
2BD-$650 mo & $300 sd.
Includes cable & water. Lease
required. 892-3221. 2tc 12/6-
12/12

AVAILABLE LATE
DECEMBER
3BR/3BA Manufactured home
with bonus room and screened
(12x24) FL room on 2 acres
with outside storage, fruit trees,
and more. New AC/Heat pump
unit, fireplace, metal roof, and
all appliances including washer
and dryer, close to town, with
cable. $850 month. Application
and first and last month's rent
required. 892-2794. 54wds 12/
6


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broker-associate of 30-A Realty
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FREEPORT
(R-1458) Excellent value on this manufactured
home in Freeport city limits. 3 BR/2 BA, 14x30
covered deck, 2 car carport, 22x12 shed,
10x10 storage building, beautiful landscaping
with creek, fenced.
$159,900





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UPDATED HOME
(R-1578) Charming 3 bedroom, 1/2 bath brick
home in restricted subdivision. Home has been
updated with new paint and tile and
is situated on a large cleared lot.
$152,900


COMMERCIAL BUILDING
(C-1 286) 3,240 SF commercial building with
1,728 SF of retail space. Display windows, paved
parking, new roof. Located on 9th Street just 1
block north of Hwy. 90.
$299,900


JUST REDUCED
(R-1460) Need to get away to the country? Here
is a 3 BR/2 BA manufactured home with 1566 SF,
situated.pn 9 acres. North of DeFuniak Springs in
the New Harmony community.
$125,000


NLW LIbllNb
(R-1613) Great home on 1 acre of fenced
property, located on Rock Hill Road. This home
* has hardwood flooring. Custom cabinets and
beautiful woodwork throughout.
Great home/great price....
$154,900


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Merrifield & Pilcher


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


271 US Hwy 20 E, Suite D
Freeport, FL 32439
Phone (850) 880-6109
Website: prudentialmprealty.com


Realty


SELLING WAL TON COUNTY


MMS

113


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


Terry I. Pilcher
Broker, Owner
850-865-2541


Jack Cole Elizabeth Brannon
850-585-6707 850-585-8016


ChristaMerrifield-Mitchell Butch Lawrence
Realtor, Owner 850-259-9554
850-978-2973


Leanna Lloyd
850-428-2882


Ronnie Jones Dawne Miller Debbie Jones Luke Langford
850-585-8204 850-225-7710 850-865-2541 850-685-5890


Amy Wells Bonnie Nick
850-685-9265 850-865-4597


Judy Keith Tony Thompson Karen Byrd
850-499-2622 850-259-5422 850-401-4486


p RENTALS IN
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL!

WATERFRONT 3 B/2 BA, w/parking area, lakefront porch
and quiet subdivision. 1260 sf. $900/mo., 1st/last mo. + dd
required available NOW!

COMFORTABLE 2B/2BA w/carport. 960 sf. $700/mo. 1st/
last mo. + dd required available January 1st, 2008.

SPACIOUS 2 STORY 4B/2 BA, w/porches on acre wooded
lot. $900/mo., 1st/last mo. + dd required available NOW!


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(C- 1343)
TLII-n key restmi-ant with full liquor licenses. All
contents, inventoi y & equipment n( luded.
Louited on 30-A. On five lots.
$3,650,000


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3BDII1FULL BATH. CH/A. All
appliances. No pets! Fenced-
good neighborhood in town.
Has storage shed. Max 2
adults/2 kidsf-135 Aero Dr.
$610 mo/DD. 892-2442. Ken.
1tp 12/13

3BDI2BA $850 month/$850
deposit, small pet w/
nonrefundable fee, water,
sewer, garbage, pest & lawn
service included in rent. Must
see call 850-650-3879. 4tc 12/
7-12/27

TRAILER FOR RENT- 2br/
1.5ba. 850-499-4423/850-859-
2015. 2tp 12/6-12/13

2 BDRMI2BATH HOUSE
near Darlington. 1099 Hwy. 2
$600 DD. $600 month. 951-
0447. 5tp 11/30-12/27

2BDI1.5 BA MOBILE
HOMES. Nice and Clean. Sits
onl/2 acres near Lake Holley.
/otal electric. 825-F Martin Rd.
No pets. $550 mo & $550 SD.
892-2979/978-0414. tfc 12/13

FREEPORT 3bd/lba on paved
road on water with dock.
' electric stove & ref. $700 rent
$500 deposit. 892-5784. tfc 12/
6

(TWO)-2BDIIBA MOBILE
HOME First & Last & SD 1 in
Oakwood Hills and 1 on Donna
Lane. 892-6398. tfc 11/30

PAXTON
3Bd/lba House for rent. 834-
5187. tfc 11/22

3BDI HOME CHIA, Hwy. 90,
5 miles, west of DeFuniak
Springs, water, sewer, garbage
pickup paid by landlord. $650
month plus $500 SD. Call 897-
2237/850-376-7756. 4tc 12/13-
1/3

3BDI1.5BA Brick House w/
CH/A plus garage with bonus
room, $750 mo plus $750 sd.
228 Sidney Ave, DFS. Call 897-
2237/376-7756. 4tc 12/13-1/3

2BD HOUSE. CH/A, at 709 S.
11th St. Ref, stove included.
$500 mo & $500 sd. 897-2237
or 376-7756. 4tc 12/13-1/3

3BDI2BA HOME. Located on
S 19th St. Stove, ref., CH/A
$600 mo. & $600 dd. 846-4442
or 333-0152. tfc 12/13

NICE 3BD/2BA Mobile home
on lake with dock. Large yard.
$800 month plus $800 sd. No
pets. Call 333-0458. 2tc 12/13-
1/3

2BR/1BA COUNTRY.
HOME, 1 acre lot/partial utili-
ties, No HUD/pets. $525/mo+
dep. 850-892-4740 or 850-259-
1720. 2tc 12/13-12/20

3BR/2BA LAKE JUNIPER
Brick home, washer/dryer, par-
tial utilities. No HUD/pets. $850
mo/dep. 850-892-4740 or 259-
1720. 2tc 12/13-12/20

HOUSE FOR RENT in.heart
of Seagrove Beach. $1,000 per
month/1 year lease. Available
Dec. 1. Call 850-570-3961. tfc
11/22

HUD ENCOURAGED for rent.
Like new mobile homes. 2 and
3 bedrooms-$550-$650 mo.
$600 damage deposit. Junta
Investment LLC. 850-865-2358.
4tp 11/22-12/13

3BDI2BA SINGLEWIDE
TRAILOR in Mossy Head
$700/month & deposit. 850-
333-0685. 2tp 112/6-12/13

NICE I BD APT. for rent. 859-
2321. tfc 11/15

NICE TRAILERS FOR
RENT- in .Ponce de Leon.
Quiet, clean family atmosphere.
Appliances included. No pets.
HUD approved. No smoking.
Background checks and ref-
erences required. First months
rent plus damage deposit. 2
and 3 bedroom rent. $425-
$550. A six months lease is
required./o inquire call Colleen
at (850)830-7026 between 8


a.m. and 6 p.m. tfc 11/29 52wds

3 OR 4 BEDROOM, secluded
5 acres, pond, heart of
DeFuniak. 1.5 baths, 1,600 sf.
$850/month plus deposit. 850-
419-0254. tfc 11/1-19wds

DeFuniak Springs Rental
DELUXE APARTMENT 2br/
2ba Cen. H/A, carpeted, kitchen
w/stove, frig/freezer/icemaker
and dishwasher. 1,000 sq. ft.
Large LR/DR combo plus a
covered deck over looking court
yard. Reserved parking. No
children, no pets. No HUD.
Must be seen to be appre-


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


ciated. 892-0157. tfc 8/30-
39wds

DFS SPRINGS -RENT
CLEAN, spacious 2 bdrm/2ba
mobile home (unfurnished
$700/fully furnished $750 mo,
short-term negotiable) in a
beautiful country setting near
Hwy. 83 and CR 192. Central
air/heat and deck. 239-682-
2094 or 850-859-0188. 37wds
tfc11/1

NEW THIS WEEK:
DOUBLEWIDE MH. Clean no
pets. $450/dep $600/mnth. 892-
2387/865-7864. tfc 11/8

RENT-TO-OWN: 2/1 /railer in
Park. $400/month includes lot
rent plus $1,000 down./railer#1
on Seminole Drive, behind
Cherokee Park off South 19th
Street in DeFuniak. 892-2284.
tfc 26wds

3 bedroom/2bath mobile home
RENT-TO-OWN (on rented
lot.) Combined trailer payment
and lot rent $350 plus $1,000
down. Directions-/ake Hwy. 90
' ast, to North Davis Lane, right
on Andrews Ave. See Unit No.
#59. 892-2284. tfc 8/23-35wds

RENT TO OWN 2 bedroom/1
bath trailer on rented lot.
Combined trailer and lot rent
$285 with $1,000 down./ake
Hwy. 90 ast to North Davis
lane to far end. See trailer #5.
892-2284. 34wds

RENT TO OWN. Juniper
Lakefront-2bd singlewide on
rented lot. 130 Juniper Island
Drive. $550/month includes lot
rent plus $1,500 down. /ake
Bob McCaskill to Marion Drive
to Juniper Island Drive, Go to
130. Blue & white on right. 892-
2284. tfc 6/7 37wds

RENT-TO-OWN 3 Bedroom/
2bath mobile home. Fixer upper
on leased lot. Combined trailer
payment and lot rent. $325 with
$1,000 down. /ake Hwy. 90
' ast. to North Davis Lane to far
end. See trailer. #6 892-2284.
tfc 5/25-34wds

RENT-TO-OWN: 3 bd mobile
home on rented lot. Combined
trailer payment and lot rent.
$350 with $1,000 down. #10
Norwood Park. ast side of
DeFuniak: Go 90 ast past
Petro; right on South Norwood;
cross tracks; right on Charlie
Brown Road. 892-2284. 42wds
tfc 5/24

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

I BUY HOUSES! Any area,


any condition. Also lots, land
and mobile homes. Avoid fore-
closure. 850-830-1014 /334-
858-2911.

REAL ESTATE
200 LANCELOT RD.
$115,000. 3/2 Manufactured
home. Appr. 1,500 sq. ft. 1 car
garage, city water & well, septic,
woodburnign fireplace.
ACTION REALTY INC. 859-
2284. 25wds 1tc 12/13

FOR SALE OR RENT-new
house 4bd/2ba, 1,505 sq. ft.
$142,000 or rent $900/mnth.
496-5022. 1tp 12/13

PRICED REDUCED -
MOTIVATED SELLER. 4.8
acres. $39,500 on Bob Sikes.
Convenient located to DFS,
Crestview, and glin AFB.
Action Realty 859-2284.

FOR SALE OR RENT. Camp
House on River. Great hunting &
fishing. 892-7137. 1tp 12/13

20 ACRES IN DEFUNIAK
City limits, near Magnolia
Cemetery, great developer
municipal potential. Joel Helms.
850-499-4784.1tp 12/13

LAND FOR SALE,
MITAGATION Property con-
taining 1,719 Ac+/- Contact 850-
892-6259 or 850-585-5111 for
further information. 3tc 11/30-12/
12

40 ACRES with planted pines
and small creek. Hwy. 2 '. of
Darlington. Additional land avail-
able. $160,000. 850-956-2112.
4tp 12/6-12/27

FOR SALE BY OWNER-
Completely remodeled cottage,
inside & out-everything new.
2bd/lba on large lot in town.
$79,000. 892-6827. 3tc 11/30-
12/13

WATERFRONT HOME ON
KING'S LAKE. 2bd/2ba, 1,420
sq. ft. cozy stone fp in great
room. Cedar siding ext., decks,
boat dock, outdoor grills.
Beautiful oak shaded lot on best
view of lake. $195,000. King
Lake Realty, Inc. (850)892-
2103. tfc10/18 38wds

SELLER-MOTIVATED
Country living, City of Paxton: 2
bd/2ba, 1,720 sf. 770 Bear Bay
Flats Rd. $135,900. OBO. Best
offer BY/ hanksgiving. See pic-
tures at
www.waltonproperties.com
850-419-0254
25wds tfc 8/23

NO BANK QUALIFYING-
Singlewide fixer, private 1/2 acre
lot. Will take anything of value in
trade for down payment. Go
west on Hwy. 90 to right turn on
Smith Road. Go to right turn on
Oakwood Lakes Blvd. Left on
Donatello Lane, then left to 72
Donatello Lane. www.Walton
Properties.com/ $775/month.


S 3 Serving Walton County
for more than 20 years

Licensed in Florida & Alabama
,REALTY,,, Alice Forrester & Mickey
Whitaker, Brokers.
Seagrove Beach: 850-231-5030
Blue Mountain Beach: 850-622-2735
Freeport: 850-835-1331






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BUILDERS
Affordable homes built on your land.

Call for Current Promotions (334) 678-8401
jubileebuilders.com
6885 US Hwy 231 South I Dothan, Alabama 36301


KING LAKE REALTY, INC.
43 LAIRD ROAD CRESTVIEW, FL 32539
2 Acres Hwy. 393 Crestview $49,000
$490 Down & $490 Month
42 Acres North Walton County $175,000
$1,750 Down & $1,750 Month
10 Acres North Walton County $75,000
$750 Down & $750 Month
10 Acres Sunrise Rd $89,000
2 Acres in DeFuniak Springs $35,000
$350 Down & $350 Month
1/2 Acre Lot on Imperial Ct $29,500
$295 Down & $295 Month
1/2 Acre Waterfront Lake Rosemary Ct $37,500
$375 Down & $375 Month
INV' S/ORS
7'EIACR' PO/' N/IAL SUBDIVISION off Juniper Lake Rd.,
paved road, city water available, close to schools & shopping. $120,000
Large Acreage 90 up to 3000 Acres
DeFuniak Springs, Mossy Head and and Paxton
*Prices starting from $3,500 per Acre**
(Other properties available all Owner Financedl)
Call today for information
Call Bonita Bryan for details
(850) 892-2103 OR (800) 741-5253
Open Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Sat. By Appointment.


Look then call 892-2284. 54wds
tfc 10/25

FREEPORT
FOR SALE BY OWNER. 4
acres plus 2bd/2ba trailer.
Asking $69,000. 892-6827. 3tc
11/30-12-13

FOR SALE BY OWNER
NICE 5BDI2BA MH. New car-
pet, 1 acre lot- Corner of Franck
St. & Dvorck. 154 Franck St.
near Lake Juniper. 941-627-
2769. tfc 5/3

30 ACRESIREDUCED Only
$250K. Less than 8,400/per
acre on Pleasant Ridge.
Minutes to Hwy. 331 & 1-10. Call
Denise Fitchben, Pelican Real
state. 850-624-5095, 850-230-
4574. 8tp 11/30-1/17

AFFORDABLE- Quality,
energy efficient homes by Jay
/errell just West of DeFuniak
Springs, and ready for ybu!
Convenient to Hwy. 285 to the
Base. Prices start at $124,995.
3Br/2Ba, 1 car garage on large
level lots (92x170). Bonus is
access to several nice lakes in
the Oakwood Lakes area. Seller
will assist with closing cost. Call
Mildred C. Heaton Realty Inc.
850-689-1334/850-582-3806 or
email mcheaton@cfi.net tfc 7/
.13 -65wds

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

EMPLOYMENT
CARPENTERS-$14-$16
hour.
Ficarra Builders has been build-
ing distinctive homes in S.
Walton for over 20 years. We
are looking for experience car-
penters for all phases (frame--
trim-form). We offer 301K,
health and paid vacations. Call
850-267-2898 to schedule an
interview. tfc 12/15

ATTENTION MOMS:
Want to work at home?
Want to work your own hours
and be rewarded for your
efforts? Local training, free web-
site, unlimited support.892-2629
www.amomzbiz.com
2tp 12/13-12/20


CRIMINAL COURT CLERK I
/ he Walton County Clerk[i
Office has an opening for a
Criminal Court Clerk I to
work in the Criminal
Department located in the
Walton County Courthouse in
DeFuniak Springs. Requires a
high school diploma or equiva-
lent, and at least one yearrS
experience in secretarial or
clerical work; or any equivalent
combination of training and
experience that provides the
required skills, knowledge, and
abilities to perform the job.
'Must be computer literate and
able to operate all standard
business machines including a
typewriter, calculator, copier
and FAX. Must be customer ori-
ented and able to type at least
35 correct.words per minute.
Applications accepted Monday-
Friday from 8:00 a.m. D'/I* 4
p.m.; Deadline t'/HI>Decerber
2007. County application
required. Website:
blerkofcourts.co.walton.fl.us,
Human Resources, Application.
Complete and mail to: Human
Resources, Walton County
Clerkis Office, P. O0. Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435;
or fax (850) 892-88524. 0' &


Drug Free Workplace. 1tc 12/13.
154wds

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS is now accepting
applications for ONE (1)
POLICE OFFICER in the
DeFuniak Springs Police
Department.
Qualification for this position will
include the following: Non-
supervisory work in the protec-
tion of life and property through
the enforcement of laws and
ordinances. High School
Diploma, one (1) year of expe-
rience in police work, and
Certificate of Compliance as a
law enforcement Officer with the
state of Florida. Must have a
valid Florida Drivers License.
Applications may be obtained
from the Administrative
Assistants office, 71 US Hwy.
90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL,
32433, or by calling (850) 892-
8500.

Applications will be received
during regular office hours,
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. We will be tak-
ing applications until the job is
filled.
/ he City of DeFuniak Springs is
an qual Opportunity/Affirmative
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*,63 Acres on Honeysuckle REDUCED $11,450
*.23 Acres on Violet Lane $11,900
*.23 Acres on Metyard Lane $11,900
*.23 Acres on E Hyacinth Avenue $12,900
*.26 Acres on Blue Ridge Blvd........... NEW LISTING $15,000
*.98 Acres on Shakespeare Court ........ REDUCED $19,900
*.42 Acres on South Rodin Road.......... REDUCED $22,995
*.52 Acres on Brookside Drive $23,500
*1 Acre on Roberts Drive ................ JUST LISTED $25,000


*1 Acre on Plew Court .... $37,900
* 10 Acres on Otter Pond Road ........ JUST LISTED $50,000
*40 Acres on Cottage Bronze Road ...... REDUCED $136,900
* 15 Acres on Miller Road $189,000
*40 Acres on Hideaway Lane................ $200,000
* 16 Acres on CJ Laird Road $250,000
*8.50 Acres on Hwy 90 in CrestviewJUST LISTED $668,000
*216 Acres on AL State Hwy 87 ........$799,200
*40 Acres on Spruce Street ............. $949,000
* 160 Acres on Arant Road ................. $1,584,000


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Workplace. 1tc12/13 po 54562.
139wds

MANUFACTURING
MACHINE SHOP/
CRESTVIEW.
CNC exp. programmers.
YMachine operators (entry level
position avialable)
YMaintenance technicians
Shop floor support different
shifts.
*Top pay, good benefits.
Must work well within a team
oriented environment. Climate
controlled facility. Call for info.
682-8033 Fax. 682-3543.
42wds florala. 4tc 12/13-1/3

DRIVER TRAINEES Needed.
No CDL? No problem! Earn up
to $900/wk. Home weekends
with TMC. Company endorsed
CDL Training. 1-866-280-5309.
4tc 12/13-1/3

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

NEEDED: CDL Driver's, CAD
Technician, mechanics and sur-
veyors. Top pay. Full benefits.
Apply at B&H Contracting, !nc.
2408 Caton Road. Florala, AL.
36442. 334-858-6666. tfc 10/19

$17-33 $27.58/Hr, Now
Hiring, For application & free
government job infor, .call
American. Assoc. of Labor. 1-
913-599-8226, 24hrs. Emp.
serv. 4tp 11/15-12/13





ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

BID NO: 08-004
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
the Scenic Gulf Drive Phase II 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 Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida832435
(850) 892-8176
Email: johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us

An'ooniginal 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 "SCENIC GULF DRIVE
PHASE 11"

BID DEADLINE: December 31,
2007 no later than 9:00 A.M.
BID OPENING: December 31,
2007 at approximately 9:05 A.M.

Mandatory Pre-Bid: December
12, 2007 at 1:00 PM to be held
at the Public Works Department,
located on Montgomery Circle,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

Cost of drawings; $100.00 non--
refundable Contact Central
Purchasing in regards to when
drawings and bid package will
be available.

The Scenic Gulf Drive Phase II
Improvements include reconstruc-
tion of approximately 3.2 miles of
existing multiuse path that begins at
the Okaloosa/Walton County line
and extends east to the intersection
of US-98 across from the Outlet
Mall. The construction will include a
new 8 foot wide asphalt path to be
constructed over lime rock base.
There are a number of valves and
manhole tops that will be adjusted
by the contractor as part of the pro-
ject. The estimated time frame for
construction of the project will begin
February 2008 with construction
completion in May 2008. Please
refer to the construction specifica-
tions and plans for additional details
regarding the project.

*All bidderslproposers must
be present at the designated
start time of any pre-bid con-
ference and must remain until
the conference is adjourned.
The County will not accept
bids/proposals from any
bidderlproposer arriving after
the designated start time as


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


listed in the Invitation to Bids
or Request Proposal or depart-
ing prior to the adjournment of
the pre-bid conference.*

4tc: Nov. 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2007
281 H

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
REQUEST FOR BID

ITB NO: 08-005
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
the San Juan Beach Access Parking
and Walkover Enhancements will be
received by the Board of County
Commissioners, for Walton County
TDC, hereinafter referred 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 "San Juan Beach
Access"

BID DEADLINE: January 16, 2008
no later than 4:00 PM
BID OPENING: January 16, 2008
at approximately 4:05 PM

This project will not have a pre-bid.

Project consists of parking improve-
ments, storm water improvements
and board walk improvements. The
San Juan Beach Access is located
in the Seagrove Beach area, just
west of Santa Clara Regional Beach
Access.

Cost of drawings: $75.00 non--
refundable.

4tc: Nov. 29; Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2007
282H

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS

RFQ NO: 08-007

INTRODUCTION: Sealed Request
For Qualifications for the
Engineering Services for a PD&E
Study for Realigning 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 Johnsqn, 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 "ENGINEERING
SERVICES FOR A PD&E STUDY
FOR REALIGNING SR20/SR81/
CR3280"

RFQ DEADLINE: December 17,
2007 no later than 4:00 PM.
RFQ OPENING: December 17,
2007 at approximately 4:05 PM.

RFQ can be downloaded from the
website @ www.co.walton.fl.us
click on the solicitations.

3tc: Nov. 29; Dec. 6, 13, 2007
283H

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code
Enforcement Board has been can-
celled for December 20, 2007. The
meeting was originally scheduled
for 6:00 p.m. at the North
Walton Courthouse located at
571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. This can-
cellation is due to no Case's or
Case Updates to be heard.

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
political subdivision, which has
scheduled a meeting at which offi-
cial acts are to be taken receives,
at least 48 hours prior to the meet-
ing, a written request by a physi-
cally handicapped person to attend
the meeting, directed to the chair-
person or director of such board,
commission, agency, or authority,
such chairperson or director shall
provide a manner by which such
person may attend the meeting at
its scheduled site or reschedule the
meeting to a site which would be
accessible to such person.

In accordance with Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all
persons are advised that, if a
person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board,
agency, or commission with
respect to any matter considered at


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has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and sits on a beautiful half acre. Comes complete with all top-of-the-line stainless
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such meeting or hearing, he or she
will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, .he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be
based.

Please be advised accordingly.

3tc: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2007 302H

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

JIMMY'S PAINT & BODY OF
WALTON CO., INC. gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell'
these vehicles on 12/21/2007, 07:30
a.m. at 14905 US HIGHWAY 331 S
FREEPORT, FL 32439-3109,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. JIMMY'S PAINT &
BODY OF WALTON CO., INC.
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.

1993 PONTIAC
VIN #1G2NE14NOPM594549

1994 CHRYSLER
VIN #2C3HD46F6RH320916

2tc: December 6, 13, 2007
305H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,


FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07CP000250

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ROBERT E. McCLELLAN alkla
ROBERT EUGENE
McCLELLAN

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Robert E. McClellan a/k/a Robert
Eugene McClellan, deceased, File
Number 07CP000250 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Walton 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
demands against decedent's
estate, including un-matured,
contingent or unliquidated claims
and who have been served a copy
of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
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, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is 12-06-07.

Is/ Robert E. McClellan, Jr.
Personal Representative

/s/ E. Allan' Ramey


DIVORCE MUST SELL. Only
300' to Eglin Reservation. 2 B/
2BA, FL cottage, barn, old oaks
& magnolias on the 7.74 aqre
paradise. $375,000.
INCOME PRODUCING. 3 B/
2BA SW manufactured home.
Double garage w/efficiency
apartment above. Two lots!
Convenient to boat launch.
$152,500.
5 AC. HWY. 20
COMMERCIAL close to
Hammock Bay. Double road
frontage.. $610,oo000.
ZONED R-3. HWY. 331.
Opportunity for developer on 3
acres in Freeport. Older home.
$695,000.
BLACK CREEK AREA.
Approx. 16oo sq. ft.
manufactured home w/FP,
custom tile work, above ground
pool. $154,900.
BAY ACCESS. Wooded,
unrestricted lot off Bay Loop
Road. Survey, water & sewer
available. $74,900.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS. Four,
i ac, wooded lots, city water
available. $21,500 Each or
discount if you buy all.
CANAL FRONT. 129'
waterfront on nice canal that
leads to Black Creek. Lot has
been cleared, city water tap paid,
septic tank, electric and walkway
to canal. Ready for your get-a-
way. Reduced $139,000.




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This tastefully restored 3 BR2 BA Florida This brick home built in '94 and is in good Cozy brick rancher in town and close to the
Cottage is located on scenic Bay Avenue just condition! 3 BR/1.5 BA & 1125 SF. 1-car lakeyard. Huge lot fronts on two city streets
minutes from downtown DeFuniak Springs garage. Property is on 1 acre & is lpcated and can be subdivided. Original oak floors
and Historic Lake DeFuniak. The seller south of 110. Enjoy peace & quiet while being and new roof. There is tons of storage and a
spared no expense when it came to restoring centrally located to DeFuniak Springs, workshop. House needs some updating, but
the ageless beauty of this classic DeFuniak Freeport South Walton's beaches, Niceville has tons of potential. This is a great value!
home. Move right in and enjoy. & Crestview. Call to make your appt.! Call today!
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CHARMING VICTORIAN HOME EXTRA LOTS IN TOWN!
Located in the historical district of DeFuniak (MLS#442729) Nice doublewide mobile home on 1.46 acres
Springs. Overlooks Lake DeFuniak. Complete LAKEFRONT LOT in the heart of DeFuniak, just a few blocks
restoration was done on this house in 1999 This lot has 200 ft. of lake front on one of from the lakeyard. Property consists of 9 city
including: new roof, all new water and sewer Country Manor's lakes. Lot is approx. 1 acre lots; which can be divided into 5 building lots.
heating and cooling systems (one for each and has 200 ft. hwy. frontage on Bob Sikes Mobile has 3 BR/2 BA, newer metal roof,
floor) and much more. Beautiful inside and Rd. Property has beautiful mature trees. swimming pool, gazebo, and garage/
out! All original woodwork. Call and make an Enjoy a serene setting while being close to workshop. Lots of potential and motivated
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TEN LAKE ESTATES SUPER HOMESITE CLOSE TO THE BAY
One of the nicest waterfront lots available. Attractive 1+ acre home site adjoining Ten Beautiful 2 acre parcel located in the Piney
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Ramey & Bytell
Attorneys at Law
1250 Circle Drive
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
(850) 892-2108
Fla. Bar No. 128994
Attorney for
Representative

3tc: December 6, 13,
306H

IN THE CIRCUIT COU
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CI
IN AND FOR WAL1
COUNTY, FLORID
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-0O
COUNTRYWIDE HOME
INC.

Plaintiff,

vs.

WILLIAM LISECKI, et.

Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECL(
SALE
(Please publish
THE HERALD BREI

NOTICE IS HEREBY
pursuant to a Final Jud
Foreclosure dated the 26
Nov., 2007, and entered
No. 07-CA-000210, of th
Court of the 1ST Judicial
and for Walton County,
wherein COUNTRYWIDE
LOANS, INC. is the Pla
WILLIAM LISECKI; MO
ELECTRONIC REGIST
SYSTEMS, INCORP
ACTING SOLELY AS N
FOR AMERICA'S WHC
LENDER; THERESA LISEC
THERESA M. LISECKI
DOE; JANE DOE AS UN
TENANTS) IN POSSESS
THE SUBJECT PROPE
defendants. I will sell to th
and best bidder for cas
FRONT LOBBY, 2ND FLOC
Walton County Courthc
DeFuniak Springs, Florida,
a.m. on the 27th day of De
the following described pr
set forth in said Final Judg
wit:

LOT 148, DRIFTWO
ESTATES PHASE 1B, B
PORTION OF SECTION
12, 13 & 14, TOWNS!
SOUTH, RANGE 21 V
WALTON COUNTY, FL
ACCORDING TO PI
RECORDED IN PLAT B(
PAGE 20 & 20 A-D, O
PUBLIC RECORDS 01
COUNTY.

ANY PERSON CLAIM
INTEREST IN THE S
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
THAN THE PROPERTY
AS OF THE DATE OF
PENDENS MUST FILE A
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
SALE.

In accordance wi
Americans with Disabilitie
1990 (ADA) disabled perts
because of their disabilities
special accommodation
participate in this proceeding
contact the ADA Coordinat
East US Hwy. 90, D
Springs, FL 32433 or Te
VoiceiTDD (850) 892-8115
such proceeding.

Dated this 26th day
2007.

Mai
Clerk Of The Circ
/s/ By: Traci
Dep

2tc: December 6, 13
307H

PUBLIC HEARING NO

The Walton County Te
Review Committee will N
a public meeting on the
scheduled Wednesday, D
19, 2007 due to the holi
items to be heard at this
scheduled meeting will be
the next regularly held T
Review Committee mee
January of 2008.
In accordance with
286.26, Florida Statues,v'w
any board or commission
state agency or authority,
agency or authority of any
municipal corporation, o
political subdivision, whi
scheduled a meeting at w
cial acts are to be taken rec
least 48 hours prior to the
a written request by a p
handicapped person to at
meeting, directed to the cha
or director of such board,
sion, agency, or authoril
chairperson or director shal
a manner by which such
may attend the meeting at it
uled site or reschedule the


to a site which would be ac
to such person.

In accordance with
286.0105, Florida Statu
persons are advised tha
person decides to appe
decision made by the
agency, or commission with
to any matter considered
meeting or hearing, he or
need a record of the proc
and that, for such purpose
she may need to ensure
verbatim record of the proi
is made, which record incl
testimony and evidence up(
the appeal is to be based.


Please be advised accordingly.


2tc: Dec. 6, 13, 2007


312H


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
Personal COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
THE WALTON COUNTY
20, 2007 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS(S)
IN COMPLIANCE
IRT OF DOCKET NO. 07-1-NOI-6601-
IRCUIT, (A)-(l)
TON
DA The Department gives notice of
I its intent to find the Amendment(s) to
00210 the Comprehensive Plan for Walton
LOANS, County, adopted by Ordinance
No(s). 2007-26 and 2007-28 .through
2007-37 on September 25, 2007, IN
COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189,
F.S.

al., The adopted Walton County
Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s)
and the Department's Objections,
Recommendations and Comments
Report (if any) are available for pub-
OSURE lic inspection Monday through
Friday, except for legal holidays, dur-
in ing normal business hours, at the
EZE) Walton County Planning and
Development, 31 Coastal Centre
Y GIVEN Boulevard, Suite 10, Santa Rosa
gment of Beach, Florida 32459.
th day of
in Case Any affected person, as defined
ie Circuit in Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right
Circuit in to petition for an administrative hear-
Florida, ing to challenge the proposed
HOME agency determination that the
intiff and Amendment(s) to the Walton County
RTGAGE Comprehensive Plan are In
TRATION Compliance, as defined in
ORATED Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The
IOMINEE petition must be filed within twenty--
)LESALE one (21) days after publication of
CKI AK/A this notice, and must include all of
; JOHN the information and contents
IKNOWN described in Uniform Rule 28-
SION OF 106.201., F.A.C. The petition must
RTY are be filed within twenty-one (21) days
e highest after publication of this notice, and
h at the must include all of the information
OR at the and contents describe din Uniform
house, in Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition
, at 11:00 must be filed with the Agency Clerk,
ec., 2007, Department of Community Affairs,
operty as 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
gment, to Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100,
and a copy mailed or delivered to
the local government. Failure to
'OD timely file a petition shall constitute a
3EING A waiver of any right to request an
NS 11, administrative proceeding as a peti-
HIP 2 tioner under Sections 120.569 and
VEST, 120.57, F.S. If a petition is filed, the
ORIDA purpose of the administrative hear-
LAT ing will be to present evidence and
OOK 16, testimony and forward a rec-
F THE ommended order to the Department.
F SAID If no petition is filed, this Notice of
Intent shall. become final agency
action.
NG AN
URPLUS If a petition is filed, other affected
, OTHER persons may petition for leave to
OWNER intervene in the proceeding. A peti-
THE LIS tion for intervention must be filed at
A CLAIM least twenty (20) days before the
ER THE final hearing and must include all of
the information and contents
described in Uniform Rule 28-
th the 106.205, F.A.C. A petition for leave
s Act of to intervene shall be filed at the
ons who, Division of Administrative Hearings,
es, need Department of Management
)n to Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway,
ig should Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060.
or at 571 Failure to petition to intervene within
)eFuniak the allowed time frame constitutes a
slephone waiver of any right such a person
5 prior to has to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.,
or to participate in the administrative
of Nov., hearing.

After an administrative hearing
rtha Ingle petition is timely filed, mediation is
cuit Court available pursuant to Subsection
ey Marsh 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected
uty Clerk person who is made a party to the
proceeding by filing that request with
, 2007 the administrative law judge
assigned by the Division of
Administrative Hearings. The choice
)TICE of mediation shall not affect a party's
right to an administrative hearing.
3chnical
JOT hold /s/ Mike McDaniel,
regularly Chief Office of
ecember Comprehensive Planning
days. All Department of Community Affairs
regularly 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
heard at Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Technical
eting in ltc: December 13, 2007
314H
Section
wheneverr NOTICE OF SALE
r of any
or of any Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell
County, at Public Sale at Auction the follow-
ir other ing vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant
ich has to Chapter 713.78 of the Florida
which offi- Statutes on December 27, 2007 at
eives, at 10 A.M.
meeting,
physically *AUCTION WILL OCCUR
tend the WHERE EACH VEHICLE IS
airperson LOCATED*
commis-
ty, such 1992 MERCEDES-BENZ
I provide VIN #WDBEA34E5NB662192
person
ssched- Located at: 5438 HIGHWAY 98
meeting WEST, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL
:cessible 32459 Walton

Any persons) claiming any


Section interests) in the above vehicles con-
tes, all tact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954)
at, if a 920-6020
eal any
board, *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD
i respect WITH RESERVE*
at such Some of the vehicles may have
she will been released prior to auction.
eedings,
e, he or LIC #AB-0001256
a that a
seedings ltc: December 13, 2007
udes the 315H


on which


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF


. q9Aq,


2tc:
316H


December 13, 20, 2007


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT

Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, the following applications)
for water use permits) has (have)
been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District:

Application number I 06912 filed 11/
29/2007
'Tops'L Master Association, Inc.,
9011 Hwy. 98 West, Destin, FL
32550
Requesting a maximum withdrawal
of 6,024,000 gallons per day from
the Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer
System for Landscape Irrigation use
by an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) in
Walton County: T02S, R21W, Sec.
35D

Interested persons may object to or
comment upon the applications or
submit a written request for a copy
of the staff reports) containing pro-
posed agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation of
the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, attention: Terri
Peterson, 152 Water Management
Drive, Havana, Florida 32333-9700,
but such comments or requests
must be received by 5 o'clock p.m.
on December 27, 2007.

No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
applicationss. Publication of this
notice constitutes constructive
notice of this permit application to all


substantially affected persons. A
copy of ,ie staff reports) must be
requested in order to remain
advised of further proceedings and
any public hearing date.
Substantially affected persons are
entitled to request an administrative
hearing regarding the proposed
agency action by submitting a writ-
ten request according to the pro-
visions of 28-601.201, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who have
filed such requests.

Itc: December 13, 2007
317H


THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
File No.: 07CP000244

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES J. GRIMM, JR.

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
Charles J. Grimm, Jr., deceased,
File Number 07CP000244, by the
Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 571 U.S.
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433; that the
decedent's date of death was
September 9, 2006; that the total
value of the estate is $35,264.48
and that the names and address of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:

NAME-Betty R. Grimm
ADDRESS-90 Serenity Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, 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 December 13, 2007.

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Is/ Clayton J.M. Adkinson
Florida Bar No. 171651
Adkinson Law Firm, LLC
Post Office Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5195

Person Giving Notice
/sAIBetty Grimm
90 Serenity Circle
DeFuniak Springs, FI 32433


PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

REGISTERED OWNER:
JENNIFER K. FERRANTE
375 N. NORWOOD ROAD
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
32433

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
1990 HONDA
VIN #: JHMCB766XLC068609

TOWING AND
STORAGE COMPANY:
DAY'S SERVICE STATION INC.
PO BOX 10/11 RAILROAD AVE.,
ARGYLE, FL 32422
850-892-3935

This auction, will be held at Day's
Service Station Inc. at 11 Railroad
Ave., Argyle, FL. on January 16,
2008 commencing at 7:00 AM. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to the Florida
Statutes, Section 713.78 in order to
recover any and all unpaid charges
for towing and storage fees on the
above listed vehicle.

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


ltc: December 13, 2007
319H

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

REGISTERED OWNER:
RHONDA SEAL EFFRON
5106 LEEWARD WAY
ORLANDO, FL 32809-3042

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
1999 FORD
VIN #: 1FDRE1427XHB72611

TOWING AND
STORAGE COMPANY:
DAY'S SERVICE STATION INC.
PO BOX 10111 RAILROAD AVE.
ARGYLE, FL 32422
850-892-3935

This auction Will be held at Day's
Service Station Inc. at 11 Railroad
Ave., Argyle, FL. on January 25,
2008 commencing at 7:00 AM. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to the Florida
.Statutes, Section 713.78 in order to
recover any and all unpaid charges
for towing and storage fees on the
above listed vehicle.

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

ltc: December 13, 2007
320H

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CC-0385

NICKOLAS G. PETERSEN,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JEFFERY S. WILLIAMS and
SANDRA H. WILLIAMS, the
unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees,,
lienors, creditors, trustees
and all other parties claiming
an interest by, through, under
or against JEFFERY. S.
WILLIAMS and SANDRA H.
WILLIAMS, and FIRST
NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST,

Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF ACTION


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
Notice of Application
(FLA010245-008-DWI PIRA)

The Department announces
receipt of an application from the
Honorable J.M. Marse, Mayor, City
of Freeport, to obtain a substantial
modification permit to construct and
operate a reuse land application
system. The applicant proposes to
add a new Part III public access
sprayfield irrigation system with the
permitted capacity of 0.60 MGD
annual average daily flow. The
areas for reuse distribution will be
Hammock Bay Development area
(43 acres with a capacity of 0.334
MGD), Freeport City Park (10 acres
with a capacity of 0.077 MGD) and
Hammock Bay additional phases
and individual lot sales (24 acres
with a capacity of 0.189 MGD),

In addition, the wastewater
treatment facility will be modified to
include the installation of two (2)
new surface loaded disc filters, a
new pump station, a new reuse
water storage tank, chemical feed
equipment, continuous monitoring
equipment, a reject pond, automatic
diversion valving, a SCADA system
and an additional chlorine contact
chamber. The reliability class for the
WWTP will be upgraded from Class
Ill to Class I.

The Department has permitting
jurisdiction under Section 403.087,
F.S. and F.A.C. Rules 62-4, 62-600,
62-601, 62-610, 62-620, 62-640
and 62-699. The project is not
exempt from permitting procedures.
The Department has determined
that a wastewater permit is required
for the proposed activities.

This application is being proc-
essed and is available for public
inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at the*Northwest
District Office, 160 Governmental
Center, Pensacola, Florida 32501
(850) 595-8300. Any comments or
objections should be filed in writing
with the Department at this
address. Comments or objections
should be submitted as soon as
possible to ensure that there is ade-
quate time for them to be consid-
ered in the Department's decision
on the application. Additional infor-
mation concerning this project may
be obtained by contacting Joe May
at (850) 595-8300, extension 1167.

1tc: December 13, 2007
318H


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PAGE 9-C
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
Default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

Dated at Shalimar, Okaloosa
County, Florida, this 21st day of
November, 2007.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Courts
/s/ By: Renee Day
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: December 13, 20, 27; January
3, 2007
321 H

IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-000676

COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SHAKESPEARE, JR., LLC, and
HOMER S. JACKSON, JR.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 6,
2007, and entered in Civil Action No.
07-CA-000676 of the Circuit Court of
the First Judicial Circuit in and for
Walton County, Florida, wherein the
parties were the plaintiff, COASTAL
COMMUNITY BANK, and the defen-
dants, SHAKESPEARE, JR., LLC,
and HOMER S. JACKSON, JR., I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at 11:00 a.m. (Central
Time) on the 8th day of January,
2008, at the main door of,the Walton
County, Courthouse, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, the following--
described real property as set forth
in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

The East Half of Lot 38,
Santa Rosa Plantation, Section
15, Township 2 South, Range
20 West, according to the plat
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page
4, of the Public Records of
Walton County, Florida.

The successful bidder at the sale
will be required to place the requisite
state documentary, stamps on the
Certificate of Title.


DATED this 6th
December e-2p07.


day of


Clerk of the Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
322H

IN THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-000696

COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

DANIEL EDWARDS,



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TO: JEFFREY S. WILLIAMS
(last known address)
213 Tubbs Lane
Freeport, FL 32459

And all parties claiming interests by,
through, under or against JEFFREY
S. WILLIAMS.

An all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title, or interests in
the property herein described.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint to Foreclose
Mortgage and Notice of Lis
Pendens has been filed against you
on the following described property
in Walton County, Florida, to-wit:

Lot 21 commence at the
Southeast corner of the West
30 acres of the Southwest
quarter of the Southeast quar-
ter of Section 32, Township 1
South, Range 18 West, Walton
County, Florida; thence North
88i51'34" West 100.00 feet;
thence North 00151'48" East,
682.00 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence continue
North 00151'48" East, 218.12
feet; thence South 44101'26"
West, 263.09 feet; thence
South 02144'42" East, 60.00
feet; thence North 80102'43"
East, 179.38 feet to the Point
of Beginning and containing
0.57 acres, more or less.

and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on JEFFERY D. TONEY,
SR., Plaintiffs Attorney, P.O. Box
876, Shalimar, Florida 32579, on or
before the 4th day of January, 2008
and file the original with the office of
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs' attorney or












PAGE 10-C
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 6,
2007, and entered in Civil Action
No. 07-CA-000696 of the Circuit
Court of the First Judicial Circuit in
and for Walton County, Florida,
wherein the parties were the plain-
tiff, COASTAL COMMUNITY BANK,
and the defendant, DANIEL
EDWARDS, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00
a.m. (Central Time) on the 8th day
of January, 2008, at the main door
of the Walton County Courthouse,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, the
following-described real property as
set forth in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

Lot 14, Block 1, Shadow
Pines, a replat of Government
Lot 21 and Government Lot
22, Section 2, Township 3
South, Range 20 West,
according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 16,
Pages 38, 38A, and 38B, of the
public records of Walton
County, Florida.

The successful bidder at the
sale will be required to place the
requisite state documentary stamps'
on the Certificate of Title.

DATED this 6th day of
December, 2007.

Clerk of the Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
323H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-000587

FIRST NATIONAL BANK &
TRUST

Plaintiff

v.

BARNHILL, BARNHILL &
" BARNHILL, LLC, A Florida
Limited Liability Company,
DARRELL J. BARNHILL,
BRIAN C. BARNHILL, WESLEY
D. BARNHILL AND DEBORAH
C. BARNHILL, THOMAS
TALTY, CINDY TALTY, and
KATHY R. SCHAUMANN

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
By the Clerk of Court

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned MARTHA INGLE,
Clerk of Court of Walton County,
Florida, will on the 28th day of
December, 2007, at 11:00 A.M.,
at the front door of the Walton
County Courthouse, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435, offer for sale
and sell at public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, the fol-
lowing described property:

REAL PROPERTY:

Lot 8, Block 1, MAGNOLIA
SUBDIVISION, according to
the Plat thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 52, of the
Public Records of Walton
County, Florida.

Lot 12, CANAL PARK
CENTRAL, AKA Units A and B,
Lot 12, CANAL PARK
CENTRAL, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 13, Page 50, of the
Public Records of Walton
County, Florida,

pursuant to Summary Final
Judgment in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is stated
above and which has a case num-
ber of 07-CA-000587.

WITNESS my hand and official
seal of this Honorable Court this 6th
day of December, 2007.

Clerk of Court
Is/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk

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

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
324H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,


IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 06 CA 507

DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
COMPANY AMERICAS, AS
TRUSTEE AND CUSTODIAN
FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME
LOAN TRUST 2004-1

PLAINTIFF

VS.
RYAN BLOOM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RYAN BLOOM IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS

DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated 12-
6, 2007 entered in Civil Case No.
06 CA, 507 of the Circuit Court of
the 1ST Judicial Circuit in and for
WALTON County, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN THE FRONT LOBBY, SECOND
FLOOR OF THE WALTON
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at the
WALTON County Courthouse
located at 571 HIGHWAY 90 EAST
In DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 8th day of
January, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:

LOT 171, DRIFTWOOD
ESTATES PHASE 11A, BEING
A PORTION OF SECTIONS 13;
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
21 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 79 AND
79A, TOGETHER WITH
SURVEYOR'S AFFIDAVIT
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
2567, PAGE 1257 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.

Dated this 6th day of December,
2007.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish In:
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE

THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
06-63506 SXNW

PLEASE FAX A COPY OF THE
FIRST INSERTION TO
954-233-8555

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

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
325H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07CA000910

EDSEL L. RAY and wife,
MANDY L. RAY,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

BARNEY B. CLARK and wife,
BERTIE K. CLARK,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
(Formal Notice By Publication)

TO: Barney B. Clark, 1950 Warwick
Hills Drive, Orlando, Florida 32826
Bertie K. Clark, 1950 Warwick Hills
Drive, Orlando, Florida 32826

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to Quiet Title has been
filed in this court. You are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on petitioner's
attorney, whose name and address
are:

Clayton J.M. Adkinson, Esq.
Adkinson Law Firm
Post Office Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435


on or before January 17, 2008, and
to file the original of the written
defenses with the clerk of this court
either before service or immediately
thereafter.
Failure to serve and file written
defenses as required may result in
a judgment or order for the relief
demanded, without further notice.

Dated on December 5, 2007.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Crystal Tate
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

December 13, 20, 27; January 3,


2007
326H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIR
IN AND FOR WALTC
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06CA53


IT OF
ICUIT,
ON
A

33


COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SUSAN HART-VESSEL AIKIA
SUSAN VON HART VESSELS,
et al,

Defendants.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 4th day of
December, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 06CA533, of the Circuit
Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit in
and for Walton County, Florida,
wherein, COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and
SUSAN HART-VESSEL A/K/A
SUSAN VON HART VESSELS;
DRIFTWOOD ESTATES PHASE II
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE
FOR GMFS, LLC; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SUSAN VON HART
VESSELS A/K/A SUSAN HART-
VESSEL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the FRONT LOBBY,
2ND FLOOR at the Walton County
Courthouse, in DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd
day of January, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 8, DRIFTWOOD ESTATES,
PHASE 1B, BEING A PORTION
OF SECTIONS 11, 12, 13, AND
14, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 21 WEST, WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
16, PAGES 20 AND 20A-D, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SAID COUNTY.

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

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

Dated this 5th day of December,
2007.

Martha Ingle
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
327H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-000623

THORNBURG MORTGAGE
HOME LOANS INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PATRICIA J. FLEMING, et al,

Defendants.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 4th day of
December, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA-000623, of the
Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County,
Florida, wherein THORNBURG
MORTGAGE HOME LOANS INC.
is the Plaintiff and PATRICIA J.
FLEMING; RONALD FLEMING;
HIDDEN BEACH VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION;
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the FRONT


LOBBY, 2ND FLOOR at the Walton
County Courthouse, in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 3rd day of January, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

UNIT 130, HIDDEN BEACH
VILLAS, A CONDOMINIUM,


ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6, ET
SEQ., PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH 1125%
UNDIVIDED SHARE OF THE
COMMON ELEMENTS
APPURTENANT THERETO IN
ACCORDANCE WITH AND
SUBJECT TO THE CONVENTS,
CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS,
TERMS, AND OTHER
PROVISIONS OF THE
DECLARATION OF HIDDEN
BEACH VILLAS
CONDOMINIUMS AND
SCHEDULES ANNEXED
THERETO AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
337, PAGE 492 AND AMENDED
IN BOOK 363, PAGE 694,
BOOK 726, PAGE 206, BOOK
860, PAGE 217 AND BOOK
925, PAGE 922, ET SEQ.,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

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

Dated this 5th day of December,
2007.


2tc:
328H


Martha Ingle
Clerk Of The,Circuit Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

December 13, 20, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-CA-000404

U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE STRUCTURED
ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN
TRUST, 2005-3,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PEGGY R. NORRIS, et al,

Defendants.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 4th day of
December, 2007, and entered in
Case No. 06-CA-000404, of the
Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
STRUCTURED ASSET
INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, 2005-
3 is the Plaintiff and PEGGY R.
NORRIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PEGGY R. NORRIS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT LOBBY, 2ND FLOOR at the
Waltorn County Courthouse, in
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 3rd day of January,
2008, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

EXHIBIT "A"

COMMENCE AT A POINT 338
FEET WEST OF THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST 114 OF
NORTHEAST 114 OF
NORTHEAST 114, SECTION 2,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE
19 WEST, IN THE CENTER OF
SOUTH SECOND STREET IN
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, RUN SOUTH 30
FEET; THENCE WEST 32 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL
TO THE CENTER LINE OF
SAID STREET 600 FEET TO A
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH
PARALLEL TO THE STREET
100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 87
DEGREES WEST; 220 FEET;
THENCE NORTH PARALLEL
TO THE STREET 100 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES
EAST, 220 FEET, TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID
PROPERTY BEING A PART OF
THE NORTHEAST 114,
SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING THE SAME
PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN
DEED BOOK 166, PAGE 336,
DEED RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE
SAME AS LOT #7 OF THE UN-
RECORDED SUBDIVISION OF
PINE SHADOW SUBDIVISION,
AS RECORDED IN DEED
BOOK 166, PAGE 336, AS


DESCRIBED ABOVE.

PARCEL ID# 02-2N-19-18000-
018-0000

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

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

Dated this 5th day of December,
2007.

Martha Ingle
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
329H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 07-CA-607

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC. FOR THE
BENEFIT OF WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK

Plaintiff,

vs.

GREGORY A. GRIFFITH;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GREGORY A. GRIFFITH;
UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
GREENPOINT MORTGAGE
FUNDING, INC.; GOLF VIEW
DRIVE ASSOCIATION, INC.,
and any unknown heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, and
other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of
the above-named Defendants,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:

GREGORYA. GRIFFITH
3097 AMERICAN SADDLER
DRIVE
PARK CITY, UT 84060
OR
382 GOLFVIEW DRIVE
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
OR
200 SANDESTIN LANE, APT. 632
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
OR
P.O. BOX 6548
DESTIN, FL 32550
OR
P.O. BOX 6023
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GREGORY A GRIFFITH
3097 AMERICAN SADDLER
DRIVE
PARK CITY, UT 84060
OR
382 GOLFVIEW DRIVE
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
OR
200 SANDESTIN LANE, APT. 632
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
OR
P.O. BOX 6548
DESTIN, FL 32550
OR
P.O. BOX 6023
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

UNKNOWN TENANT I
3097 AMERICAN SADDLER
DRIVE
PARK CITY, UT 84060
OR
382 GOLFVIEW DRIVE
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
OR
200 SANDESTIN LANE, APT. 632
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

UNKNOWN TENANT II
3097 AMERICAN SADDLER
DRIVE
PARK CITY, UT 84060
OR
382 GOLFVIEW DRIVE
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
OR
200 SANDESTIN LANE, APT..632
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN

And any unknown heirs, devisees,


grantees, creditors and other
unknown persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named
Defendantss, if deceased or whose
last known addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mortgage
covering the following real and per-
sonal property described as follows,
to-wit:

Lot 382, GOLF VIEW
SUBDIVISION, a planned unit
development, according to the
plat thereof as recorded In
Plat Book 5, at Page 43, of the
Public Records of Walton
County, Florida.


has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Frank Albert Reder, Butler & Hosch,
P.A., 3185 South Conway Road,
Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before 30
days from the first publication, oth-
erwise a Judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 4th day of
December, 2007.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court
Administration at the Walton County
Courthouse, 100 E. Floss Street,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, tele-
phone (850) 892-8115, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.


Martha Ingle
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
330H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 06-CA-528

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST SERIES ACE 2005-AR1

PLAINTIFF

VS.

KENNETH P. CROWTHER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENNETH P. CROWTHER IF
ANY; JOESEPH MARLEY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOSEPH MARLEY IF ANY, AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, '
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS

DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Dec. 3, 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 06-CA-528 of the circuit court of
the 1ST Judicial Circuit in and for
WALTON County, in DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
IN THE FRONT LOBBY, SECOND
FLOOR of the Walton County
Courthouse, located at 571
HIGHWAY 90 EAST IN THE
FRONT LOBBY, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 4th day of January, 2008 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 18, PORT OF CALL,
A PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT, A
RESUBDIVISION OF
GOVERNMENT LOTS 82, 94,
95 AND A PORTION OF LOTS
114 AND 115, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE(S) 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.

Dated this 4th day of December,
2007.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish in:
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE

THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF


801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
06-64522 (ASCF)
PLEASE FAX A COPY OF THE
FIRST INSERTION TO
954-233-8555

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









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007


2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
332H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 01
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUI"
IN AND FOR WALTON.
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07 CA 000732

CHASE HOME FINANCE LL(

Plaintiff,

vs.

SEBASTIAN N. CZAJKOWS
AIKIA
SEBASTIAN CZAJKOWSKI,
al,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
SLAWOMIR SLAZAK
Last Known Address: 34 Lobk
Drive, Santa Rosa Beach,
32459
Also Attempted at: 214 S. 2
Street, Santa Rosa Beach,
32459; 607 Loblolly Bay Dri,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459; a
4684 Windstarr Road, Destin,
32459
Current Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
action for Foreclosure of Mortga
on the following described prc
erty:

LOT 3, DRIFTWOOD ESTATE
PHASE 1B, BEING A PORTICO
OF SECTION 11, 12, 13 & 14
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANG
21 WEST, WALTON COUNT
FLORIDA ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 16, PAGES 2G0
AND 20 A-D, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SAID COUNT

has been filed against you and y
are required to serve a copy
your written defenses, if any, to
on Marshall C. Watson, P.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, who
address is 1800 NW 491
STREET, SUITE 120, F
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on
before 1/11/08, a date which
within thirty (30) days after the fi
publication of this Notice in t
(Please publish in THE HERA
BREEZE) and file the original w
the Clerk of this Court either bef(
service, on Plaintiffs attorney
immediately thereafter; otherwise
default will be entered against y
for the relief demanded in the co
plaint.

In accordance with t


AN INTEREST IN ANY
SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A
CLAIM FOR SAID FUNDS
WITH THE COURT OF COURT
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS
AFTER THE SALE.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court, this 4th day of
December, 2007.

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

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
334H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO 07 CA 000626

RBC CENTURY BANK
olly
FL PLAINTIFF

:nd VS.
FL
ve, PHILLIP A. JONES, ET AL.
and
FL DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
an
age NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
op- pursuant to a Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated 11-
30-2007 entered in Civil Case No.
ES 07 CA 000626 of the Judicial Circuit
ON in and for WALTON County, Florida,
4, I will sell to the highest and best
;E bidder for cash AT THE FRONT
Y, LOBBY OF THE SECOND FLOOR
WALTON COURTHOUSE, 571
HWY. 90 EAST, DEFUNIAK
I SPRINGS, WALTON COUNTY,
C FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m. on the
Y- 31 st day of December, 2007 the fol-
lowing described property as set
ou forth in said Default Final
of Judgment, to-wit:
it,
A., LOT 1530 OF PHASE 1 OF
*se ISLAND GREEN ACCORDING
TH TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
FT. RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10
or PAGE, 6 OF THE PUBLIC
is RECORDS OF WALTON
rst COUNTY, FLORIDA.
the
LD Dated this 3rd day of December,
vith 2007. ,

or Any person claiming an inter-
e a est in the surplus from the
tou sale, if any, other than the
m- property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days
he after the-sale.


Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: December 13, 20, 27; January
3, 2007
336H


NOTICE OF SALE

CHARLES JOSEPH GRIMM
90 SERENITY CIRCLE
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
32433

88 DODGE RAM VAN
VIN: #2B6HB23Y8JK124774

This auction will be held at
Hinson's Wrecker Service at 354
US Hwy. 90 West, DeFuniak
Springs, FL on December 27, 2007
commencing at 09:00 a.m. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to the Florida
Statutes, Section 713.78 in order to
recover any and all unpaid charges
for towing and storage fees on the
above listed vehicles.

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

Itc: December 13, 2007
337H

NOTICE OF SALE

DIANE MARTINEZ
8 BULL RD.
CLIO, AL 36017

96 MAZDA B2200,
VIN: #4F4CR16A6TTM03676

This auction will be held at
Hinson's Wrecker Service at 354
US Hwy. 90 West, DeFuniak
Springs, FL on December 27, 2007
commencing at 09:00 a.m. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to the Florida
Statutes, Section 713.78 in order to
recover any and all unpaid charges
for towing and storage fees on the
above listed vehicles.


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

ltc: .December 13, 2007
338H

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION

The Department announces
receipt of an application for a permit
from the MC Davis 2006 Trust, c/o
Michael W. Dentzau, BDI, Inc.,
1882 Log Ridge Trail, Tallahassee,
FL 32312, to create a 2,080 acre
mitigation bank known as the
Nokuse Plantation Mitigation Bank.
The mitigation plan includes the
restoration or enhancement and
preservation of'messic and hydric
pine flatwoods, savannah, and
mixed hardwood swamp communi-
ties to earn credits with the potential
to offset impacts to wetland
resources within the service area.
Restoration and enhancement will
be accomplished by the removal of
inappropriate vegetation, establish-
ment of growing season prescribed
fires, and enhancement of hydro-
logic connections and patterns by
removing roads and other artificial
impediments to flow. This project is
located in Sections 27-29 and 32-
35, Township 2 South, Range 18
West, Walton County and has a
proposed mitigation service area
incorporating portions of Walton,
Washington, Holmes, Okaloosa and
Bay Counties.

The application (#0283695-001)
is being'processed and is available
for public inspection during normal
business hours at the Department's
Office of Submerged Lands and
Environmental Resources, Twin
Towers Building, 2600 Blair Stone
Road, MS 2500, Tallahassee, FL,
32399-2400 (attn. V. Tauxe (850)
245-8492).


RIGHTS FROM FRONT


use of the real property, or
that the property owner is
left with existing or vested
uses that are unreason-
able such that the property
owner bears permanently
a disproportionate share
of a burden imposed for the
good of the public, which
in fairness should be born
(sic) by the public at large.


Without limitation, in rec-
ognition of this policy the
Board of County Commis-
sioners determines that is-
sues as to the use of private
property by persons other
than the owner of the prop-
erty are a private matter to
be resolved by agreement
between those parties or by
judicial determination in a
court of law, that in the ab-


ltc: December 13, 2007
339H

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

BID NO: 08-006
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
the Driftwood Estates Drainage
Phase A will be recieved by the
Board of County Commissioners,
Walton County, Florida, hereinafter
referred to as "County" at the
address shown below;

Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing
Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435
(850) 892-8176
E m a i I :
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 "DRIFTWOOD ESTATES-
DRAINAGE PHASE A"

BID DEADLINE: January 14,
2008 no later than 3:00 P.M.
BID OPENING: January 14,
2008 at approximately 3:05
p.m.

Mandatory Pre-Bid: January 2,
2008 at 1:00 PM to be held at
the Public Works Department,
located on Montgomery
Circle, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida

Cost of drawings; $125.00
non-refundable-Contact
Central Purchasing in regards
to when drawings and bid'
package Will be available.

The project generally provides for'
the construction of retrofit improve-
ments along Shipwreck Road and
Driftwood Drive located off


sence of agreement by the
private property owner, en-
actment of any ordinance or
regulation by Walton Coun-
ty declaring that a non-own-
er has any rights to use of
private property, or which
appears to support either
the non-owner or the owner
in such a dispute, or which
attempts to modify the law
of trespass on private prop-
erty, does, on its face impose
an inordinate burden on
the private property owner
affected thereby. The Board
of County Commissioners


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Harborview Drive in Santa. Rosa
Beach, Walton County, Florida. The
total length of the project is approxi-
mately 6,200 linear feet. It includes
the installation of silt fencing at the
right-of-way or limits of construction
lines. The regrading of all existing
roadside drainage swales/ditches
and a portion of the existing drive-
ways, and to provide a positive slope
of swales and driveway culverts to
an open outfall point. The protection
of utilities and other improvements.
The demolition and reconstruction of
driveway sections to permit overflow
.in high areas or installing new cross
drains below driveways, and sheet.
flow over driveways. The replace-
ment of lateral sewer connections,
and associated outfall improve-
ments. The base bid for this project
includes all work shown and detailed
within the Bid set-Permit Drawings
and specifications.

*All bidderslproposers must be
present at the designated start
time of any pre-bid conference
and must remain until the con-
ference is& adjourned. The
County will not accept bids/-
proposals from any bidder/-
proposer arriving after the des-
ignated start time as listed in
the Invitation to Bids or
Request Proposal or departing
prior to the adjournment of the
pre-bid conference.*


3tc: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2007


34:OH


MEETING CANCELLATION


Please be advised that the
Walton County Board of
Commissioners' Regular Board
Meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
December 25, 2007 has been
CANCELLED due to Christmas
Holiday.
Walton County Board
of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote,
Executive Assistant

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007 341H


further determines that the
issue of "customary use" of
privately owned beaches in
Walton County is a private
civil matter between the
affected owners of the pri-
vate property in question
and those persons claiming
the right of customary use,
which, if not amicably re-
solved between the parties,
should be adjudicated'before
a court of competent juris-
diction, and no act of Wal-
ton County should be taken
to influence the outcome of
any such litigation."


Americans with. Disabbiitiep Acrt *,f.
1990 (ADA) disabled-persop'.s,whQ,, C. n
because of their disabilities need
special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact the ADA Coordinator at 571
East US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (850) 892-8115 prior to TH
such proceeding. &
AT
WITNESS my hand and the 45
seal of this Court this 3rd day of HC
December, 2007. (9i

Martha Ingle If
As Clerk of the Court wh
/s/ By Tina Potts orn
As Deputy Clerk ing
(seal) yo
as
2tc: December 13, 20, 2007 off
333H w,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07CA000591

VISION BANK,
a Florida Corporation,

Plaintiff,

v.

SONY ROY and RAMONDE L.
ROY, and A.F.A.B.
CONTRACTORS, INC., a
Florida for profit corporation.

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
the 4th day of December, 2007, in
the above-styled case, I will sell in
two (2) separate sales, the prop-
erties situated in Walton County,
Florida, described as:

(I) Lots 7, of RILEYS
BAYVIEW, according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
16, at Page 61-61A, of the Public
Records of Walton County, Florida.

(11) Lot 10, of RILEYS
BAYVIEW, according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
16, at Page 61-61A, of the Public
Records of Walton County, Florida.

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidders for cash, in the
front Lobby, Second Floor, Walton
County Courthouse, 571 Highway
90 East, DeFuniak Spriigs, Walton
County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on
the 4th day of January, 2008.

FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES
THAT ANY PERSON OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS CLAIMING


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Publish in:
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE

IE LAW OFFICES OF BAKALAR
TOPOUZIS, PA
TORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
0 N. PARK ROAD, SUITE 410
OLLYWOOD, FL 33021
54) 965-9101

you are a person with a disability
io needs any accommodation in
der to participate in this proceed-
g you are entitled, at no cost to
u, to the provision of certain
sistance. Please contact the
ice of the Court Administrator,
ALTON County Courthouse, at
0-732-2657 within two (2) work-
g days of your receipt of this
rtice of Sale; 1-800-955-8771
DD) for hearing impaired or 1-
0-955-8770, via Florida Relay
service.

c: December 13, 20, 2007
35H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 07-DR-000542
SUSAN ARNOLD,
Petitioner/Wife,

and

LESTER CLAYTON ARNOLD
JR.,
RespondentlHusband.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LESTER CLAYTON
ARNOLD JR.
3159 MOZART AVENUE,
APT. 4
CINCINNATI, OHIO 45211

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for dissolution of marriage
has been filed against you. You are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the
action on Petitiner's attorney, whose
name and address is Mr. Brian M.
Norback, Legal Services of North
Florida, Inc., 133 Staff Drive, Ft.
Walton Beach, Florida 32548 on or
before January 11, 2008 and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court,
either before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a judgment will be
entered for the relief demanded in
the Petition.

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 3rd day of
December, 2007.

..,... MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Renee Day


STORY
FROM FRONT

were at a dining establish-
ment when one of Opey's
friends 'and another man
started arguing. According
to Opey, Randy is bothered
by any kind of friction be-
tween people. Just as the
two gentlemen were about
to go to blows Randy went
up to the friend and gave
him a hug. This completely
unsolicited display of gen-
tleness was just enough to
defuse the situation
and order was restored.
Opey later told his mother
about the encounter.
"My mother commented
about how amazing a gift
Randy had with his ability
to use love to bring about a
peaceful end to many situa-
tions," said Opey. "He is the
ultimate Human Being, he
does not have to think about
love."
As with many military
family's the Russ's moved
time and time again and
belonged to several support
groups across the nation.
Randy was the first student
with Down's Syndrome to
be placed into the Colorado
public school system. The
Russ' were so involved that
the child development cen-
ter at Langley Air Force
Base is named after Bob
and Jean Russ.
Randy is now 49 years old
and swims 60 laps everyday
in the summer. When it is
too cold to swim, he roller-
blades around his mom's
neighborhood in Shalimar
where the two still live to-
gether. Randy also holds
down two jobs.
"I wrote this book so that
there would be a legacy for
Randy and our family," Opey
said proudly. "Randy ended
up teaching us how to be hu-
man. Down's Syndrome is a
blessing not a curse."
Persons interested in
purchasing Russ's book can
see barnesandnoble.com,
keyword: Randall Russ.


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for at least an hour.



That means do not use any sinks or faucets, inside or

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the reading on your meter. After an hour, check the

meter again. If it has not moved then there are no leaks.

If it has, check each fixture, faucet and appliance, one

by one. Be sure to also look for any telltale puddles or

wet spots on floors or ceiling. A leak within a wall or

under a floor, left unattended, could result in serious

structural damage over a period of time. If you still

can't find the leak in the house you can step up your

investigation and try to determine if a leak is outside

the house.


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PART WALK AT UMKih FLACE 7-

Photos b hKris C lihiatp f- Iw7


KA.REN STRUCK. t.s-
iting the area from Arkan-
sas. t'ieu's a painting by
Birmingham artist Gina
Cochran called "It's All
Music to Me" at Simple
Gallery in Ruskin Place
December 7. The gallery
is ouwned by Michael and
Laura Granberry and is
open 10 A.J to 5 P.M.
AMonday-Saturday.


HOLLY SPEIGHT, Albert F's Home and Gifts owner, serves a bellini to Peru native Ve-
ronica McColl during the First Friday Art Walk at Ruskin Place December 7. Many items
in the store are marketed through "Aid to Artisans," a nonprofit organization that helps
artisans in the world's poorest areas'create sustainable enterprises.


ALABAMA CANJO MAN
John Harrelson (left) jams
with fellow musicians Steve
Fisher, (seated) and Wash-
board Jackson at Eileen
West Gallery as visitors are
introduced to Harrelson's
invention, the canjo.


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THE ALABAMA CANJO Man, John Harrelson, strums
the "canjo" at Eileen West Gallery December 7. Harrelson
invented the instrument using an aluminum can and a 2x2.
For more information about Harrelson and his canjo, visit
www.eileenwestgallery.com.


LOCAL MUSICIANS (from left) Washboard Jackson, Steve Fisher, T-Bone and Bud Dil-
lard gather for an impromptu jam session with John Harrelson, creator of the canjo.


MEMBERS OF THE Old Florida Fish House Band perform on stage at Ruskin Place
December 7 during the First Friday Art Walk. Art galleries at Ruskin Place join forces the
first Friday of each month and offer visitors beverages, light hors d'oeuvres and live music
as they browse.


THROUGH THE WINDOW of Magpies'visitors are seen shopping during.the First Fri-
day Art Walk at Ruskin Place December 7.


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