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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 20, 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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I VOLUME 118 NUMBER 51 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007 500 PER COPY


I INSIDE I


PUTTING OUT
THE CALL
City 911 dispatch
system rescued by
grant. 9-A


WHEN
CHARLIE
SUSPENDED
CHARLIE....


Governor
pends Burke.


sus-
1-C


FATALITY
ON CLYDE*
B. WELLS
BRIDGE
Brave son tries to
save mother from
sinking car. 7-A


BCC ROLL
CALL
What they voted
on, and how. 2-C


PAXTON
TOWN
COUNCIL
CALLS IT A
YEAR
December meet-
ing features short
'agenda. 7-A


ENERGY-
EXPO II
Spotlights alter-
native fuels. 8-A


ARIZONA
FUGITIVE
BOOKED FOR
BATTERY
Elgin Hogan faces
aggravated and sex-
ual battery charges.
12-A


MORE
CONCERNS IN
DRIFTWOOD


ESTATES
Building


pending
tions. 1-C


halted
evalua-


0 94922 73172 2


Freeport
developers

seek
changes to
plans
By BEN GRAFTON
The Freeport City Coun-
cil meeting of Dec. 11 was
held in the Council Room in
the new City Hall.
Representatives of Ram-
sey Branch, Inc. asked the
Council to increase the
building density for their
development to 14 units per
acre, up from the 10 units
previously agreed upon. The
argument presented was
that the area is losing young
people who cannot afford
the current price of hous-
ing. Increasing the density
would allow the developer
to offer the units at a more
affordable price.
Mayor Mickey Marse
stated that the higher den-
sity causes maintenance
problems for public utility
lines and equipment serving
the development.
City Planner Latilda
Henninger reported that
the Freeport City Planning
Board recommended that
the higher density be ap-
proved and, after a short
discussion, the Council ap-
proved the request.
A representative of Ad-
See CHANGES 11-A


Florida Supreme Court

Justice gets reception

at courthouse


JUDGE KELVIN WELLS (I) welcomes Florida Supreme
Court Justice Kenneth B. Bell (r) to a morning reception at
Walton County courthouse. (Photo by Bruce Collier)


By BRUCE COLLIER

Florida Supreme Court
Justice Kenneth B. Bell said
he was passing through the
area, and wanted to see Wal-
ton County's newly-dedicat-
ed courthouse. Circuit Judge
Kelvin Wells arranged a
morning reception for Bell
on Dec. 18, inviting local.
attorneys, elected officials,
and courthouse employ-
ees for coffee and pastries.


LOCAL JUDGES, OFFICIALS, attorneys and courthouse employees enjoy coffee and
pastries at morning reception for Justice Kenneth B. Bell, held Dec. 18 at courthouse.


"It's really a pleasure to be
here," said Bell. Regarding
the reception, he added, "I
was pleasantly caught off-
guard."
Bell took office in 2003,
. and was a former trial
court judge. Wells described
him as a good man. We're
proud to have him." Speak-
ing briefly, Bell said he had
sat in Santa Rosa County as
a circuit judge, and praised
the Walton County court-
house as a "much-needed"
new facility.
"You can still see the dig-
nity. [The new courtrooms]
are not only efficient and ef-
fective, but also dignified,"
said Bell, then, admitted
that he missed being a cir-
cuit judge.
Also attending the recep-
tion were County Judge Da-
vid Green, Walton County
Clerk of Court Martha In-
gle, Supervisor of Electiona
Bobby Beasley, Tax Collec-
tor Rhonda Skipper, Assis-
tant State Attorney Greg
Anchors, Assistant Public
Defender Lenny Platteborze,
andWalton County District
2 Commissioner Kenneth
Pridgen.


Water shortage warning still in effect


By ALICIA LEONARD
"I'm shocked they went
to Georgia," said Charles
Peters, of Peters Municipal
Associates. Peters was re-
ferring to a trip county com-
missioners from neighbor-
ing Okaloosa County took


School

District

nears

7,000

students
By PATRICK CASEY
The latest enrollment fig-
ures for the 2007-08 school
year show that nearly 7,000
students are attending
school in Walton County.
Student population has
grown by 233 students from
last year to the current year
after growth of 113 students
from the 2005-06 school year
to 2006-07.
Despite the growth and
an increase in the state of
Florida's graduation rates,
Walton County has seen a
drop in graduation rates the
last two years. According to
the Florida Department of
Education, Walton County
graduated 77.8 percent of
its students in 2004-05, but
only 76.1 percent in 2005-06
and 74.2 percent in 2006-07.
While still above the state
average of 72.4 percent for
the 2006-07 year, Walton
County lags behind Santa
See STUDENTS 13-A


to Clayton County, Georgia
to study the workings of the
Smith Reservoir.
The reservoir is an offline
retention lake that provides
the Georgia county with all
its drinking water. The res-
ervoir boast a. 250-day sup-


ply while just north, the city
of Atlanta has a smaller and
much-contested water sup-
ply.
Peters' company handles
many of the engineering and
long-term growth estimates
for municipalities such as


DeFuniak Springs, Freepori
and the Auburn community
in Okaloosa County. "But
with their growth, long-term
planning is a good thing," he
said. ."A good rule of thumb
is to build where there is
water. It's a lot easier than


trying to get the water to
them."
Peters' cited Auburn's
growth as an example,
"They have had phenomenal
growth. They have doubled
See WARNING 9-A .


".. .'.




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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS City Planner Greg Scoville gives city council members an update on census counts.



Every home counts in DFS


By ALICIA LEONARD
DeFuniak Springs City
Planner Greg Scoville and
the Department of Com-
merce are working on get-
ting every home in DeFuniak
Spring counted during the
2010 census.
Scoville and his team
at the City Planning office
have teamed up with project
LUCA. The Local Update
Census Address (LUCA)
program teams with utility
companies and local govern-
ment, to count those homes
that were missed during the
2000 census count.
The City Planning office
and local utilities verify ad-


dress sent to them by the
census and then the results
are sent to the census head-
quarters. These address
updates will be included in
mailings sent out at the be-
ginning of the new census.
Since attending the LUCA
workshop in June 2007,
Scoville and his team have
identified over 50 homes not
counted in 2000.
Scoville said, "We believe
we have been greatly under-
counted in our area and we
weren't sure why. So when
this opportunity came, we
joined up. We want to par-
ticipate in rectifying the in-
accurate numbers. We have


been showing a decline in
population here since the
1970s, yet our building per-
mits have stayed steady at
around 25 or 26 a year and
we have even showed a little
uptick in commercial per-
mits. Odr water tap number
indicate population increas-
es as well.."
Part of the problem may
also lie in how the census
counts households, said
Scoville, "They usually
count 2.5 persons per house-
hold and that is for the total
county, not just our city. We
have the feeling our house-
holds are larger than that
in the city but we aren't


counted on that average.
The county itself is counted
at 2.5."
Census counts mean
more than just new people
to municipalities. It means
more funding for population
increases by federal govern-
ment as well as, "doing a
land use change or zoning
issues," said Scoville.
Scoville said if residents
see code enforcement people
out and about, LUCA may
have something to do with
it, "If you see our code en-
forcement officers, they are
doing their jobs and little a
double duty right now that
will benefit the city in the
future."


2007 FARM
FAMILY OF
THE YEAR
County Extension
Service names
Pridgen family.
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Take Stock in Children

hosts school supply drive


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


Take Stock in Children,
Florida's mentoring and
scholarship program, has
partnered with Starbucks
Coffee Company to host
its second annual holiday
community program. Now
through January 3, 2008,
participating Starbucks
stores across Florida will
collect new school supplies


for distribution to deserv-
ing children throughout the
state.
Customers are invited to
drop off new, unwrapped
school supplies at local Star-
bucks stores. Recommended
gifts include paper, pencils,
scientific calculators, note-
books, backpacks, three-


ring binders, folders, glue
sticks, planners, etc. Local-
ly, school supplies drop sites
include the Watercolor Star-
bucks and Rosemary Beach
Starbucks.
For more information,
call Kim Temple at (850)
892-1171 or visit www.
takestockinchildren.com.


ROYPETREY, from Polyengineering, Inc., presents a check to Rhonda Riess from COPE
Center and Therapeutic foster parent, Rae Ann White.


Names of DeFuniak

residents killed in traffic

accident released


The names of two De-
Funiak Springs residents
killed in a Dec. 9 traffic acci-
dent in Washington County
have been released. Donna
Davenport Odom, 61, and
Carrol Jesse Kicks, 46, both
of DeFuniak Springs, were
killed when the front of their
Nissan collided with the rear
of a trailer being pulled by
a truck, causing the towed
van to come loose and strike
the hood and windshield


area of the Nissan. The
other occupants of the Nis-
san, Albert J. York, 45, also
of DeFuniak Springs, and
Carolyn Hazelwood, 50, of
Altha, FL., were critically
and seriously injured. The
occupants of the truck re-
ceived minor injuries. The
accident occurred on 1-10,
near SR-77.
Alcohol was reportedly
not a factor. Charges are
pending.


Walton County

AARP Tax-Aide

needs counselors


Tax-Aide counselors help
middle to low-income tax-
payers with special attention
to those aged 60 and older.
Most of the returns are done
on the computer and filed
electronically (e-file) all for
free. Neither counselors nor
clients need to be members
of AARP.
As a counselor you receive
training and are certified in
the basics of the U.S. Indi-
vidual Tax Code and in the
use of the excellent IRS-pro-
vided tax preparation soft-
ware, Taxwise.
In addition to the training,
receive the satisfaction of
helping others and meeting
neighbors.
The commitment is six
hours for three days in Jan-
uary for training, and one
day a week for 10 weeks
from Feb. 1 through April
15.



COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

FOUND AT LAKEYARD
in DeFuniak Springs on
Dec. 10, MP-3 player, with
personal inscription on
back. Owner may call Cathy
at 892-1280.


Anyone interested in help-
ing at one of the five Walton
County sites, should contact
Dave Doring 835-5470. To
help in other counties, call
1-888-227-7669.


COMMUNITYate
CALENDAR Polyengineering donates


THE FLORIDA CHAU-
TAUQUA CENTER, INC.
PRESENTS the 13th annual
Chautauqua Assembly, Jan.
31 Feb. 3, 2008. This year's
theme is "A Journey into the
American Presidency." The
assembly is a four-day "cele-
bration of learning," featur-
ing speakers, performances,
special events, and day ses-
sions. Among the highlights
are Jim Fowler from Mutual
of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom,"
the popular Civil War re-en-
actors, tea with Mary Todd
Lincoln, the Hall of Presi-
dents student museum, the
Farmer's Opry, the North-
west Florida Symphony Or-
chestra Chamber Concert,
and a lot more. For a full
schedule and ticket infor-
mation, call 892-7613, or go
online at www.florida-chau-
tauqua-center.org.


ceceZ w Florist
702 Baldwin Ave., DeFuniak Springs

892-4747




Christmas


Clearance


Sale

ALL REMAINING
CHRISTMAS ITEMS ON SALE.

Get 'em while they last!


$2,000 to COPE foster

children's program


Polyengineering, Inc. pre-
sented a check for $2,000 to
COPE Center, Inc.'s PATH
(Parenting and,Therapeutic
Homes) program. For many
years, the Therapeutic foster
program had receive guar-
anteed donations for these
children to have a merry
Christmas, but this year the
funding ended. Fortunately
for these children, Polyen-
gineering answered the call
for help. COPE Center's
Therapeutic foster program
has 23 beds for children re-
ferred by the state because
they have been unsuccessful
in regular foster care and
have to have therapeutical-
ly-trained professional par-


* ents to help them become
more emotionally stable.
COPE has homes in
Okaloosa and Walton coun-
ties with some of the best
outcomes in the state .for
children exiting the pro-
gram to enter a permanent,
stable placement without
re-entering services. These
children have been in as
many as 30 different homes
in a year. COPE currently
has 18 children in the PATH


program, ranging in age
from 6 to 17, for whom will
be provided Christmas gifts
through the generosity of
Polyengineering, Inc.
Roy Petrey from Poly-
engineering said that they
wanted to give back to the
community that has helped
them to become a success-
ful business. COPE officials
.expressed thanks to Polyen-
gineering for their generous
donation.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


Library system offers unique information access to citizens -free


The Walton County Public
Library System now offers
free online access to numer-
ous information sources
which normally would have
cost an individual Internet
user hundreds of dollars in
subscription fees if used at
home.
For instance, taxpayers can
access information about
their automobile repairs at




Grantham

accepts

new

position at

CHELCO

Leigh Grantham recently
accepted the new Chief Op-
erating Officer position at
Choctawhatchee Electric
Cooperative (CHELCO) in
DeFuniak Springs. Gran-
tham has been with CHEL-
CO for more than 16 years
and has served in numerous
positions, including man-
ager of Human Resources,
director of Corporate Ser-
vices, general manager of
CSI, and most recently, vice
president of Marketing and
Administration.
CHELCO is a member-
owned electric cooperative
that serves approximately
44,000 residences and busi-
nesses, mainly in Walton
and Okaloosa counties.


the Walton County Library
without having to purchase
a $30 repair book or pay a
subscription fee to download
the repair manuals through
ChiltonLibrary.com. Auto
repair "do-it-yourselfers"
and automotive students
have trusted Chilton refer-
ences for years. Now these
resources are available to
the Walton County Public


Library System's .patrons in
a helpful, simple-to-use da-
tabase. ChiltonLibrary.com
provides quick online access
to repair, maintenance and
service information on the
most popular cars, trucks,
vans and SUVs on the road
today. Ford, Chrysler, GM,
Toyota and numerous other
makes are well-represented.
Results can be printed.


Another new subscrip-
tion resource available for
on-line use at the Walton
Library System is Morning-
star for those interested in
making sense of the compli-
cated world of investing.
This service is being imple-
mented on a trial basis to
see if Walton County citi-
zens would be interested in
using this resource on a con-



Kwanzaa

2007
A celebration of fam-
ily, community and culture.
Come and be a part of this
feast celebration. It will be
held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec.
31, 2007, at the DeFuniak
Community Center, U.S. 83
North, DeFuniak Springs,
FL. For additional informa-
tion, contact John Campbell
at (850)892-6350.


At'


LEIGH GRANTHAM


COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

CUB SCOUTS TROOP
25 is having a yard sale on
Saturday Jan. 5, at the Cub
Scout hut on Ellisor Street,
off of 11th Street, starting
at 7 a.m. For more informa-
tion, call Shirley Henning at
(850)892-7093 or Cristadell
Johnson at (850)307-5010.


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tinuing basis for their long-
term financial planning.
Finally, those interested
in the value of their family
heirlooms can visit any of
the branches of the Walton
Library System and look up
the value of antiques and
collectible through PriceIt!.
com. Many on-line auction
.resources do not explain
how much an item eventu-
ally sells for, so on-line us-
ers find it difficult to know
the value of their personal
collectible. Now, citizens
can' find the value of arms
and armor, art, currency,
coins, books, bottles, com-
ics, clocks, dolls furniture,


figurines, jewelry, porcelain
and pottery, posters, sports
memorabilia, toys and
much, much more through
Pricelt!.com offered through
the library system. Come
by any of the Walton Coun-
ty Public Library System
branch libraries and look up
the price someone paid for
precious collectibles.
For more .information stop
by or call the Walton-De-
Funiak Library, the Coastal
Branch Library, the Free-
port Public Library, the
Gladys N. Milton Memorial
Library, or call Dan Owens
at 892-3624.


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Over three million spectacular lights reflect across

beautiful Lake DeFuniak illuminating the night sky.

5 p.m. 9 p.m.

Admission is $3 per person and children under 6 are free.

Seasonal passes are available for $25


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Editorial

*PERSONAL COMMENTS

*LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


Assistant Editor's comment


What I got


for Christmas

By Bruce Collier
Assistant Editor


Like many families, my family (in Ohio) exchanges
Christmas lists. Nobody's feelings get hurt if every single
item on the list doesn't show up under the tree, or if no
'items from the list are there. The lists are suggestions, not
imperial edicts, and serve only as guidelines. After a lifetime
around a group of people my father, mother and sister -
and a long time around my brother-in-law and nephew, I
get a 6',: 1 for what will and will not be welcome.
TI. i:1 s have changed, somewhat. My father passed away
in 2005. This year, my mother is in the hospital, following
an operation for a fractured pelvis. In all likelihood, she
will still be in the hospital or a physical therapy center on
Dec 25, recovering. As I write this, I couldn't give you the
slightest idea what Christmas will be like for us this year.
It will certainly not be like last year.
For that matter, it won't be like Christmas of 1981 and
1984, when I stayed in New York, or Christmas of 1976,
when I was old enough to enjoy my first real egg nog. There
was Christmas of 1989, when I took a leisurely train from
New Orleans to Ohio, nearly got snowbound in Chicago,
and missed a rare snowfall in Louisiana. Or the Christmas
of 1990, when an especially tough year of struggling in New
Orleans was brightened by the long-prayed-for arrival of
my nephew, and the pleasure of treating him to his first
Christmas.
Christmas at my parents' house has many traditions.
We used to wait until the week before Christmas to put
up the tree a tradition I have modified in my own home,
where it goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving. My
mother made the best fudge in the world, a once-a-year
treat. On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed a huge buffet supper
with dishes that had to be there (or someone would know
the reason why!), opening our gifts "from each other"
while waiting until morning to open the ones from Santa.
My mother had to be sure to purchase two distinct sets of
gift-wrapping paper, to avoid awkward comparisons. The
tree had decorations that dated back to my parents' first
Christmas B.C. (before children). They are still there. We
always played Johnny Mathis' Christmas album, along
with Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" and sometimes the Elvis
album for my mom. This occasioned some debate during
the years when these were uncool, but they all weathered it
far better than Led Zeppelin.
Are we going to have any of this in 2007? I don't know.
Maybe some of it, maybe none of it, maybe something else
entirely. A close friend recently told me about the idea of
"the new normal," and how it applies to families as the
years pass. I can't say I'm entirely pleased, but I know that
change is inevitable.
What will never change is what I got for Christmas. It
will never be sold in stores, by mail, or on the Internet. I
never even put it on my suggestion list. My parents and
sister gave it to me, not just at Christmas, but every day of
the year from the day I was born. It fit me perfectly, it never
had to be returned, it was never broken, and it can never be
taken away. They gave me a happy childhood.
Thanks, Dad, Mom, and Debbie.



"I will honor Christmas in my
heart, and try to keep it all the year."

Charles Dickens (1812-1870),
A Christmas Carol


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Editor,
Christmas is a folk holiday based on a religious event.
West Florida, and indeed most of the South, was settled by
Scots-Irish. These people were Scottish. These people were
Scottish who moved here from Ireland thus they are called
Scots Irish. Nearly all practiced some sort of protestant re-
ligion.
I have no idea how long Christmas has been celebrated
by displays on the courthouse lawn, but I would guess as
long as the courthouse has been there, but that was before
"diversity" and divisive elements migrated to the county
and decided to change things.
It goes right along with the eventual loss of local govern-
ment as political power flows like a stream to the "Great
Being," the federal government.
The Contitution, which has been so fractured, shat-
tered, and ignored that it means what those in power want
it to mean, has this to say regarding religion: "Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." This is the first
phrase of the Bill of Rights, which is also ignored.
If "Congress shall make no law," doesn't it necessarily
follow that no law exists to be broken to display the birth of
Jesus on the courthouse lawn?
Since Christmas is a Christian celebration of the birth of
Jesus, why don't churches shoulder the main load of decora-
tion and display? I have lately noticed that most churches
display no, decorations or presents an anemic, half-hearted
attempt.
Although as long as I can remember, ahd that has been
awhile, Christmas displays have appeared yearly on the
courthouse lawn, it would probably be in the county's best
interest to cease such displays, and the various houses of
worship take up the slack.
The county would like to avoid the threatened lawsuit
which would no doubt be costly, considering a lawyer wants
to charge $50 to say hello. But the county could do noth-
ing let the organization which may or may not consist of
a dozen or less, sue. Since that organization has suffered
no material damage, the county might be ordered to cease
display, but have to pay no money.
But beware, we haven't seen the last of this sort of thing.
Too many people have nothing better to do than wonder
about and spot things that offend them, and hurry to crank
up their pressure group. I often see things that offend me,
, but I don't call for a "march" or a suit.

Charles F. Adams
Walton County


Editor:
I am a former resident of DeFuniak Springs and a former'
employee of the Walton County Council on Aging. While
visiting friends, I saw your article about the Council on Ag-
ing and also saw an editorial comment leading me to realize
that there must have been other articles regarding the op-
erations of the COA. Therefore, I felt it was my duty to the
seniors of Walton County and to the employees of the COA
to speak up. I should have done it when I quit but I cannot
remain quite any longer.
I was the fiscal officer for the COA from Jan. to Aug.
2006. As the fiscal officer, my job was to work with the fi-
nancial transactions and the annual .budgets. When I be-
gan working with the COA their accounting records were
a complete mess. I spent six months fixing transactions in
the software that they utilized, working closely with our
hired auditors. While I was there, I calculated a surplus of
over $15,000 in one of the budgets. Kay Brady would not
acknowledge this fact when I brought it to her attention.
We had employees who were there over one year, provid-
ing us with their dedication and reliability to our seniors. We
had enough money to give those people a raise. We had
enough money to increase their mileage rate when gas pric-
es were creeping up to $3/gal. and we definitely had enough
money to provide frozen meals to all those who qualified
that wanted them.
I have worked in other non-profit organizations and the
rule of thumb is, "you should spend the funds allocated to
your organization, or they will be reallocated to another
organization that needs the additional funds more." Kay
Brady is not utilizing the COA budget in the best interest
of our seniors.
I quit working at the COA strictly because of the way
Kay Brady treats the employees and the volunteers and
the way she operates the COA. There have been numerous
complaints from former employees and clients regarding
Kay Brady. When these issues have been brought to Mr.
Ryan's attention; they fall on deaf ears. If Walton County
citizens want positive change to the Council on Aging, it's
time for a new director.

Vicki Taylor
Former COA Fiscal Officer
Macclenny, FL


Editor:
Unless an individual lives in a cave or under a rock they
must have heard of the immense problem encountered in
our neighboring states of Georgia, Alabama and, even into
Tennessee. The probelm being, a shortage of drinking wa-
ter. The situation has become so severe in some areas, that
fighting has broken between states regarding the use of riv-
er water that flows south. Our state has found itself caught
in this mess and the governors of three states are meeting
to try to iron out a solution.
Walton County is blessed for the time being with an aqui-
fer that provides us with some of the best drinking water in
the entire nation. However, tremendous population growth
and a building explosion has put a severe strain on this
most precious of assets. We now have saltwater intrusion
occurring in some wells along the Emerald Coast and, with
continued building, we will see even more taking place. I
have noticed the construction of at least two more million-
gallon storage tanks just outside of Freeport. These tanks
are being built to support the increased demand for more
water users in the south end of the county. The expansion
of communities and population needs has now moved to
the north end with new development taking place in and
around DFS and Mossy Head.
The bottom line is that, in the near future (some of us
will not be around for that future but our grandchildren,
great-grandchildren will be), our water source will become
stressed to the degree that we will struggle to provide clean
drinking water to the population. I have been an advocate t
for many years for researching and developing a plan for
alternative water sources. While living there, I remember
Panama City citizens fighting against the building of Deer
Point Lake. They can now see the foresight of planners that
has given them a tremendous capacity for potable water.
I therefore call upon our BCC to establish plans and
sources of funding for research and development of future
water sources. It is never too early to start this project.
When we, reach the point that Atlanta, Georgia, now finds
itself, it is then too late to start.
Tom Terrell,
Mossy Head
Editor:
The employees of the Army Aviation ,Center Federal
Credit Union of DeFuniak Springs would like to thank the
following businesses for their generous support of our si-
lent auction. The auction benefited the American Cancer
Society Relay for life. Special thanks go to Afterglow Sa-
lon, Beef O'Brady's, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, DeFuniak
Springs Florist and Gifts, David Watons, Pastor Henry,
Martin, Iris Harding, Lawns by Rodney, Mom & Dad's Res-
taurant, Murray's Gift Boutique, McLeans Florist, Nation-
al Tire Broker, Rooms and More, Rosemarie Simons, Shear
Pleasures Salon, Tonya Lightner/Mary Kay, Trevor's Mo-
bile Car Detailing, Travis and Gwen Bowers, Unique Hair
Salon and Tanning, Windswept Dunes Golf club, Winn Di-
xie Floral Department, Wal-Greens and Yvonne Irwin,
Again, thank you from all of us at AACFCU.
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year
AACFCU employees
DeFuniak Springs
Editor:
The three of us, me, myself and I believe in the Trinity,
God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. In the
beginning was The Word and The Word was God. He cre-
ated everything and I mean everything. He was there then;
He is here now and will always be here.
Over two thousand (2000) years ago He sent His Son, Je-
sus Christ into this world to die for our sins. This did away
with the sacrificial system that only allowed you to get to
Hades, the comfortable side of Hell. Now accept Jesus into
your 'life; believe he is the Son of God who died, arose and
ascended to sit by God's right side; confess of your sins, the
ABC's of Christianity, Do this and love God with all your
being; to Heaven you will go.
For all that was done for us, we should never water down
Christmas, the birthday of our Savior. The Nativity Scene
is very special and pleasing to God. I am in constant prayer
for the lost souls of this world, especially the ACLU. God
open their minds and touch their hearts. Put a hunger in
the lost that can only be quenched by Jesus.
Don't make the Nativity Scene politically correct! This
takes away from Jesus. First and foremost it is not pleasing
to God and it is not pleasing to me!
David E. Bruner
DeFuniak Springs
Editor:
We at First United Methodist Church would like to in-
vite everyone to attend our Christmas Eve service begin-
ning at 5 p.m.
The offering will go to the United Methodist children's
Home for White Christmas. Please b as generous as pos-
sible to help us reach our goal of $16,000.
Begin your Christmas celebration by participating in this
impressive candlelight service. We hope to see you there.
Marianne Hussey
United Methodist Children's Home '
DeFuniak Springs


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Paxton Town Council calls it a year


By CHRIS MANSON
The Paxton Town Council
held its last regular meeting
for 2007 Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Present at Paxton Town Hall
were Mayor Wanda J. Smith
and council members Jenice
Armstrong, Bobby Kemp,
Bill McRae, Joe Melton, and
Ann Sexton. This marked
Melton's first council meet-
ing in two months, following
surgery.
After Kemp called the
meeting to order, attorney
Lori Bytell updated the
council about the city's com-
plaints against a contractor.
Bytell informed the council
that she had sent a certi-
fied letter to the contractor
requesting that damages be
paid to the city.
McRae expressed his dis-
satisfaction with the way
the contractor "laid pipes"
and the contractor's non-
responsiveness throughout
the process.
"Let's attempt to resolve
this without going to court,"
said Bytell. Sexton asked if
Bytell could write a letter
to the contractor's bonding
company. Bytell offered an-


other option contacting the
administrative board that
reviews contractor conduct.
A motion to pay the city's
bills carried 5-0.
Christa Mitchell thanked
the council on behalf of Di-
xie League baseball for use
of the city's park. She re-
quested a renewal of the
park use agreement for the
little league's 2008 season.
McRae said he had no
problems aside from the
park's utility bills from the
lights and concession stand.
"One or the other-is killing
us," said McRae. "I don't
think we can afford to do
both." He explained that
running the lights during
baseball games cost the city
$870 a month, while the
concession stand cost $272 a
month.
Mitchell agreed to get
little league representatives
together with the council
to discuss electricity. "But
could we get on a different
pay scale than commercial?"
she asked.
. Mitchell also requested
the council's permission to
work on park improvements


Woman killed when

car flips into bay


PAXTON TOWN COUNCIL wraps up its final meeting for 2007. Pictured (l-r): Bobby Kemp, Ann Sexton, Bill McRae,
Jenice Armstrong, Joe Melton, and Mayor Wanda J. Smith. (Photo by Chris Manson)


to scoreboards and sheds.
McRae informed .her that
new batting cages had been
ordered.
"Can we sign an agree-
ment in January?" asked
Mitchell. She also announced
that her group was placing a
bid for a state Little League
tournament. The motion to
renew Dixie League's. park
agreement carried 5-0, with
details on the electric bill to
be hammered out at later.
Next, McRae requested
$500 to replace a broken
horse in the city's play-
ground. The motion carried
5-0.
The city received a re-
quest from the Florala Li-


brary for a $15 increase to"
the monthly fee for Paxton
residents to use the facil-
ity. Currently, the city pays
$100 a month for 450 'of its
residents to use the library,
said City Clerk Suzan Da-
vis. The council felt that
the library's request arrived
too late, and Melton made a
motion to "leave it like it is."
The motion carried 5-0.
During the mayor's re-
port, Smith asked the coun-
cil for $3,172 to cover janito-
rial services for the next 10
months. "I understand she
does a good job with clean-
ing." Smith said of the wom-
an who would be contracted
to clean the town hall. post


office, and agricultural
building.
Davis explained that
the cleaning woman would
work 32 hours a month in
two-week-on, two-week-off
increments.
"For what we pay at
church, that's a bargain,"
said Melton.
Kemp said the council
needed to scrutinize the
matter during the next
budget meeting. Smith's


request was approved 5-0
with the understanding that
the council would review the
agreement in three months.
Davis nmade a request
on behalf of the city's em-
ployees to close down at 2
p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, for
,a hamburger cookout. "At
our expense," Davis added.
The council gave her the go-
ahead.
The meeting adjourned at
7:30 p.m.


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woman was killed on Sat-
urday, Dec. 15 when, her
car flipped over, and sank, in
Choctawhatchee Bay. Shani
Marie Day, 26, of Fort Wal-
ton Beach, was traveling
north on U.S. 331 at around
4:20 a.m., and had just ex-
ited the Clyde B. Wells
Bridge. In the car with her
was her 10-year-old son,
Tristan Parker.
For reasons unknown,
Day traveled into the oncom-
ing lane, then onto the west
shoulder of the road. She ap-
parently tried to steer back
into her own lane, lost con-,
0 u, spuin. and skidded onto
the east shoulder. At that
ptiint she struck a stop sign,


sliding sideways and hitting
concrete rip-rap located at
water's edge. Her vehicle
flipped over and went into
the bay.
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road.' The boy had appar-
ently tried to pull his moth-
er from the sinking car, but
could not. Day was pulled
from the water and given
CPR, but was pronounced
dead less than two hours
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for minor injuries.
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By ("1 '/S .3!l. .\ c ',
On l'0:, .,i Dec. 11, the
University of Florida IFAS
Extension hosted, Walton
County Fi.'i ,' Expo II at
the \ I.,,'A t .'.,,. ? '" ,'- i-
tive Extension tlicik- in De-
Fumiak Sia pri.. The event,
which was sponsored by
Three i, ,.. .. E&'& ) Coun-
eil, Inc. ,l<'it. n hiurchee-
Electie Co-op, Inc., and Dr.
Marian M.uiii.'sin, of the
Sr.',, ii( ,'f Florida Mil-
ton campus, drew around 60
visitors.
"Our goal each year is to
showcase new technology
I,* i > i:t .i ,.rii n.u ivt- en-
ergy," said Mike Goodehild,
a -i.'.:t r n and horticulture
agent with the extension
S\\ try to'add some-
thing new each year."
Finergy Ex\po is attend-
ed um.iin\ by land owners
'l..ikig for ways to make
their land more profitable
through the sale of energy
crops like wood," said Good-
child.
'You hear about this stuff


nationally, but you don't
have to be a millionaire to
do it," he added. "Through
our office, we want to help
people get started." Good-
child said anyone who
"wants the nuts and bolts"
is encouraged to call his of-
fice at (850) 892-8172.
During the event, guest
speakers offered lectures on
biofuels and wood energy
products. Marinescu gave
training on biofuels from
forests. Bill Waller of Green
Circle Bio-Energy discussed
wood pellets as an energy
source. Dr. Ron Putt from
Auburn University spoke
about how oil can be ob-
tained from algae.
The final presentation
was by Shannon Vinyard
of Hartford, AL. firm HW-
TENERGY. Vinyard spent
the last 30 years as "an al-
ternative fuel guy," and has
recently latched onto a new
source of renewable energy -
chicken manure.
"100 tons a year of chick-
en manure are produced,"'


said Vinyard. He discussed
a process that converts the
waste material through his
New Biogas Reactor. The
device has a 12-inch diame-
ter, runs automatically on a
generator, and is one-tenth
of the size of normal "di-
gester" tanks. The smaller
processor is affordable to
farmers, and the biofuels
they produce can be sold for
profit.
The afternoon portion
included exhibits and dem-
onstrations of oil presses,
biodesel processors, and an
anaerobic digester.
While these exhibits were
new to some of the visitors,
south Walton County resi-
dent Tim Dutrow has been
making his own biodiesel for
about a year. "I'm a home
brewer," he said. "I go har-
vesting waste vegetable oil
from restaurants."
Early next year; Good-
child's office plans to host
another energy event devot-
ed to solar power.


COUNTY EXTENSION DIRECTOR BRUCE WARD demonstrates a biofuel-producing
device that converts soybeans to oil. (Photo by Chris Manson)


DOUG RENKEXPLAINS an anaerobic digester that can be made with household items
and converts yard waste, wood ashes, and baking soda into biogas. "You can do this in your
backyard to modify anything that runs on propane." (Photo by Chris Manson)




School board holds final


meeting of 2007


By PATRICK CASEY


The. Walton County
School Board met on Dec. 11
in their final meeting of 2007
to discuss setting a date to
choose a firm to construct a
new middle school as well
as to receive an update on
the continuing construction
of new schools and facilities
throughout the county.
Mark Gardner, district fa-
cilities coordinator, updated
the board on progress at the
various construction sites
throughout the district. Bay
Elementary is seeing brick
work progressing on the
multi-purpose building with
electrical work being in-
stalled by the maintenance
department. "This building
will match the existing de-
cor of the old school," Gard-
ner told board members.
The Mossy Head School
is having the turn lanes in-
stalled from where the drive-
way meets U.S. 90 while
work continues at the school
site. "According to the con-
tractor, they are pretty close
to being on schedule. We
are still looking-at substan-
tial coftpletion by July 30
of next year. Hopefully we
are going to have the school
open by the beginning of
next (school) year," Gardner
reiterated to the board.
The new Walton High
School is having some work
done on the second floor.
The building is being fire-
proofed and the project is a
little behind schedule, but
the contractor believes they
will catch up with the time-
line in April.
A soccer field is in the


works at South Walton High
School, while Walton Middle
School is getting their ath-
letic field re-graded in effort
to build an on-campus soft-
ball field for the Warriors.
Board Attorney Ben Hol-
ley responded that he be-
lieved that the board was
in compliance with their
agreement with Walton
County resident Susan Pal-
adini over certain nature
trails that border and con-
nect to the South Walton
High School (SWHS) cam-
pus. Paladini had pointed
out at the last meeting that
the trails near the SWHS
football field house are not
marked or concreted as is
allegedly required by the
settlement between the two
parties that was passed in
January of 2005.
"It is my opinion that the
settlement agreement says
that there be a natural trail
established, it doesn't say
it has to be constructed out
of any particular thing. The
grass trail we have there is
more akin to nature than
the paved trail the county
commission has put on the
rest of the property," Holley
told board members.
Dewayne Geoghagan,
technology and informa-
tion coordinator, addressed
school board members on
some of the glitches of the
e-mail system being used by
the district and told those in
attendance that the system
handles over 40,000 e-mails
daily.
For some time, board
members have been unable
to receive e-mail from citi-
zens and citizens were find-


ing their e-mails ignored or
returned as undeliverable.
"Our spam filters are
working much better with
this system. A misspelling
caused some e-mail for Mr.
(Bill) Laird to bounce back
and converted the e-mail
into an attachment that
then got caught in the span
filter," Geoghagan told those
in attendance.
Several trip requests
were approved includ-
ing one for Freeport High
School to travel to Orlando
from May 1-5 for their an-
nual Senior Trip. Paxton's
Lady Bobcats have added
a basketball tournament
trip to Jasper, Alabama, on
Dec. 26-29 to take part in a
holiday tournament. Walton
Senior High School will take
their senior trip from April
8-12 and travel to Chicago.
The board decided to set
January 29 as the date to
hear presentations from ar-
chitectural firms concerning
the design of a new middle
school to be located in south-
ern Walton County.
The school board ap-
proved the salary schedule
for administrative personnel,
for the 2007-08 fiscal year
with a 5-0 vote. The board
also approved the salaries
for the superintendent's sec-
retary and the board's secre-
tary.
The Walton County
School Board will hold their
next regular meeting after
the New Year on Jan. 15, at
5 p.m. at the Tivoli Admin-
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WARNING
up to 4,700 customers in the
last 10 years and they run
their franchise right up to
Crestview's city line."
Peters' company was also
the. organization that in-
formed DeFuniak Springs
City Council members at
their last water workshop
that the city is losing almost
double the acceptable stan-
dard of 10 percent of unac-
counted water loss, nearly
two million gallons per
week.
Part of Destin is already
drawing water across. Wal-
ton county lines to keep up
with their growth since the
early part of this decade ac-
cording to the bureau chief
of ground well regulations
for the Northwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
.trict (NWFWMD)., Angela-
Chelette. "Destin, in 2005,
was receiving 646,000 gal-
lons per day (GPD) from the
Rock Hill water facility in
Walton County," says Chel-
lette.
The NWFWMD stretches
from the St. Marks River
Basin in Jefferson County
to the Perdido River in Es-
cambia County. The District.
is one of five water manage-
ment districts in Florida,
created by the Water Re-
sources Act of 1972 (Chapter
373, Florida Statutes). The
1976 Legislature amended


FROM FRONT
the act to create the North-
west Florida, Suwannee Riv-
er, and St. John's River wa-
ter management districts,
and establish the districts'
primary responsibilities of
planning for and managing
water resources in Florida.
Sixteen counties lie within
the District; Bay, Calhoun,
Escambia, Franklin, Gads-
den, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Wal-
ton, Washington, and the
westernmost portion of Jef-'
ferson County.
Cheletteppraised the Oka-
loosa officials for their trip.
"It's a good sign." she said.
"We. all know that around,
2020 we will have to stop
putting down new resource
wells. We can maintain or
replace the ones. we have.
After that, we have to stop
drilling and look at other*
options now to keep up with
our population in the fu-
ture."
In Walton County, espe-
cially in the 'Freeport area,
water is plentiful according,
to experts, but officials are
looking at the long term as
well with their master plans.
While Okaloosa has been hit
with rapidly expanding pop-
ulations and development on
the south end of their coun-
ty, the NWFWMD released
figures in 2002 estimating


an increase of 74 percent to
the Walton population by
2025, from 45,500 to 79,000.
The United States Census
Bureau estimated in 2006
the population to already
be at 53,000 with a growth
of 28.8 percent in,the last
five years. That growth-rate
is double Florida's growth-
rate overall and, if the trend
continues, could mean more
people and less resources
before the proposed date. .s
Peters said that all drink-
ing water to the south end of
Walton County comes from
the Freeport area. "The rule
of thumb is no wells are
drilled north of Hwy. 20.
Once people from the south
end of the county tasted the
difference in the water qual-
ity they didn't want to go
back."
The drinking water resi-
dents find so tasty comes
from the Florida Aquifer,
which has drawn disagree-
ment from experts as to how
long the huge underground
natural structure can con-
tinue to supply the growing
demand.
"We are sitting on the
deepest part of the Florida
Aquifer," said Mike Stand-
ley, operations manager of
Regional Utilities. "We have
three wells in the Freeport
area, with plans for three
more being built, and fu-
ture plans for four to make
us total of 10 in the next 20
years, in this area."


Standley had kind words
for elected officials look-
ing at alternate sources as
well, "It's part of the master
plan. We all have one and
we revised ours just a little
while back and right now
we are fine and fine into the
foreseeable future, but we.
are always looking at other
means as our area grows."
Standley mentioned de-


salination and containment
facilities as two ideas be-
ing investigated, but said,
"Money is always an issue.
These methods are very cost
prohibitive at this point."

Looking for other resourc-
es as well as ways to conserve
water should be on every.
citizens mind after Chelette
affirmed that northwest


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Florida is still under a wa-
ter shortage warning issued
in June 2007. Chellete said,
"At this point, the only thing
that will pull that shortage
notice is a whole lot of rain.
If we don't get it, the short-
age warning will stand and
we will continue to work on
other means of getting water
for the public and protecting,
bour environment as well."


Putting out the cal,


By ALICL4 LEONARD
Since 2006 the DeFuniak'
Springs Police Department
(DFSPD) has been operat-
ing their 911 call dispatch
on renovated space and.do-,
nated equipment. This week
news of funds for improve-
ments will .start to change
all that. ;
:A grant totaling $208,000"
from the Rural County
Grant Program for 911 com-
munications upgrades was
awarded to the DFSPD.The
grant money comes from a
larger grant requested by
the Walton County Board
of :County Commissioners
(BCC) for improvements in
dispatching equipment for
the county's 911 system.
At the end of 2006, the
Walton County Sheriffs Of-
fice (WCSO) terminated its
agreement to provide radio-
dispatch services with the


,DFSPD. The DSFPD met'
the deadline caused by the
termination of the agree-
ment by renovating their
facility, getting equipment
donated and refurbished to
meet state standards, and
dispatchers were hired and
trained for the job. The.DF-
SPD credits help from in-
house labor and _assistance
from ;the Walton County'
Emergency Operations Cen-:
ter (EOC).
At the time of the turn-
over of dispatching duties,
Michelle Gatlin, Walton
County's 911 system coor-
dinator, developed and re-
quested a grant to upgrade,
the equipment for the De-
Funiak ..Springs facility as
well as the county's 911 sys-
tem. ,.
The renovated facilities
just underwent state inspec-
tion and revealed the system


complied with the minimum
requirements for a primary
911 answeringpoint (PSPA).
The inspection also demon-
strated that the equipment
used at the call center was-
functioning, but would not
be economically feasible to
repair in the future if it, be-
came inoperable.
City Marshal Michael
Adkinson said he wanted
to personally thank all the
government agencies that
assisted the DFSPD when
the need arose, especially
Michelle Gatlin and the .
staff at the EOC. Adkinson
said,"We' are really happy
about this and it's a great
example of what can happen
when different government
agencies come together and
put the welfare of their citi-
zens first. It's great news
for our department and our
community."


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Communities



for a lifetime


By J. BUIE HILLARD
In the past few weeks,
both the DeFuniak Springs
City Council and the Walton
County Commission have
joined ranks as partners in
the promotion of improving
the quality of life for elder
citizens. These officials ap-
proved participation in the
Communities for a Lifetime
(CFAL) program of the Flor-
ida Department of Elder Af-
fairs (FDEA).
For a number of years,
local citizens and various
agencies have done the best
they could individually to
serve the needs of senior
citizens. Each has served
the community well, but
there is always room for
improvement. Now there is
an opportunity to evaluate
community needs across a
broad range of interests.
Communities for a Lifetime
is intergenerational, which
means there is a place for
young people to become in-
volved with seniors.
The Department of El-


CHANGES

vance Auto Parts, stating
that $75,000 has already
been invested, made a re-
quest that the requirement
for a full deceleration lane
into a proposed 1.2-acre
building site across from
Frank's Cash and Carry
on SR-20 be waived and
a 50-foot radius entry be
used instead. If this can't be
done, Advance will consider
pulling out of the project at
the sacrifice of the invest-
ment to date. Among other-
problems, the full decelera-
tion lane would require tak-
ing a strip of property from
the adjacent parcel, which
Advance does not own, and
ownership of the strip would
be transferred to the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT).
After hearing that ap-
proval of the Advance re-
quest has been recommend-
ed by the Planning Board,
the Council gave City ap-


der Affairs (DEA) is a small
agency with huge respon-
sibilities. The department
was created in 1988 by an
amendment to the Florida
constitution. Governor Bush
implemented Communities
for a Lifetime within the
FDEA with the idea that
the state should become
more directly involved by
coordinating and working
closer with communities to
improve services for senior
citizens.
Governor Crist has en-
thusiastically supported the
program and encourages
communities to get involved
for their seniors. Gov. Crist
said, "Senior Citizens play
a vital role in Florida's
rich heritage. They bring a
wealth of life experience and
vitality to all generations of
Floridians. Florida seniors
are instrumental in paving
the way for future genera-
tions to live and thrive. For
this reason, our state must
remain firmly committed,
to providing the highest
quality of life for our older


adults."
On January 10, various
agencies and interested
citizens will have the oppor-
tunity to meet with the De-
partment of Elder Affairs,
and the CFAL Bureau, who
are co-sponsors with AARP
and the city of DeFuniak
Springs. They are hosting
2008 Community Forum,
which is the first of many
that will be held around the
state. The purpose is to ac-
cess community needs and
identify potential changes
and improvements that can
be accomplished with exist-
ing resources. Citizen and
agency representatives will
be attending from Walton,
Homes, Washington, and
Jackson counties.
The Community Forum
will be held on January 10,
10 a.m. 2 p.m., at the Com-
munity Center in DeFuniak
Springs. This is open to the
public. Registration can be
made online at www.com-
munitiesforalifetime.org or
call (850)414-2000.' Seating
is limited.


FROM FRONT


proval to the request.
Citing the softness of the
current real estate market,
the developers of the Ve-
randas project have made a
request that a phasing plan
which would allow them to
begin selling units be imple-
mented. The Council ap-
proved this request.
Referring to the propor-
tionate fair share agreement
for funding infrastructure
projects, Henninger said a
long-range capital improve-
ments plan that applies to
roadway segments within
the city of Freeport must
be developed. She proposed
following the lead of Wal-
ton County and DeFuniak
Springs in preparing this
plan for long range develop-
ment. The Council approved
the proposal.
A workshop to allow the
West Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council to make a pre-
sentation to the Freeport


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City Engineer Charles
Peters reported that six bids
have been submitted for the
waste water re-use project.
The low bid of $1.647 mil-
lion exceeds the project bud-
get by more than $200 thou-
sand. The Council approved
accepting the bid subject to
efforts to work out the over-
run. Peters will report back
to the Counfcil at the Janu-
ary m eetin g.. -.- --* *
The Council approved
awarding the work on the
City Activity Center to low
bidder, Simmons General
Contractor.
Brit Chance of Freeport,
made a presentation to the
Council in which he asked
approval of a proposal to
hold a skateboard competi-
tion in the parking lot of the
Community Center. He said
a waiver of liability would
.be given to the City. He
asked to use the facility for
a whole day with most of the
time to be used for set-up.
The competition is expected
to last about three hours.
No entry fee will be charged.
The Council approved the
request.


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DE FUNIAK SPRINGS

POLICE REPORT


DeFuniak Springs Police ar-
rested the following people dur-
ing the week ending December
16, 2007:
Latif M. Abdullah, 48, Jack-
sonville, DWLSR,
Ronald Jerome Hall Jr., 30,
DFS, Aggravated battery (victim
pregnant),
Rachel Lorraine Harris, 39,


DFS, Battery,
Cary W. Yerdon, 46, DFS,
DWLSR, resisting w/o violence,
*A.A.L., 17, DFS, Grand theft,
burglary, criminal mischief,
Sydney Andrews, 24, Ad-
dress not given, DUI, violation of
DL restriction,
I.W., 17, Address not given,
DWLSR.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007

Four arrested for burglary


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) arrested
four subjects for burglary
charges after discovering
them in the process of steal-
ing air conditioning compo-
nents and copper wire. The
crime occurred in the 7600


block of CR-1087, just before
midnight on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Deputies arrested Ryan Pe-
terson, 22, and Christopher
Weekly, 24, both of Crest-
view, and Donnie Adkinson,
22, and Randy Cooper, 23,
both of DeFuniak Springs.
All four were booked into


DONALD WEEKLY has
been booked for burglary.


the Walton County Jail on
burglary charges. Adkinson
was also charged with DUI
and Peterson with posses-
sion of marijuana.
Walton County has report-
edly experienced an increase
in the theft of metals, since
the price of copper has risen.
WCSO has increased its pa-
trols targeting such thefts.


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriff's Depu-
ties arrested the following people
during the week ending Decem-
ber 16, 2007:
Donnie Maurice Adkinson,
22, Laurel Hill, Burglary x2, lar-
ceny x2, possession of burglary
tools, trespass on structure x2,
DUI,
Donald Christopher Weekly,
24, Crestview, Burglary x2, lar-
ceny x2, possession of burglary
tools, trespass on structure x2,
Randy Melvin Cooper, 23,
DFS, Burglary x2, larceny x2,
possession of burglary, tools,
trespass on structure x2,
Jeffrey Neal Duke, 36,
Graceville, MVOP,
Ryan Allen Peterson, 22,
Crestview, Burglary x2, larceny
x2, possession of burglary tools,
trespass on structure x2, poss.
of marijuana -20 grams,
Mark Anthony, Penn, 47,
FWB, MVOP,
Daniel Alan Johnson, 39,
DFS, Out-of-state warrant (Cov-
ington Co., AL.),
C.D.C., 15, DFS, Battery on
detention staff x3,
Steven Howard Jones, 42,
DFS, Reckless driving, DWLSR,
Dale Allan Jacobson, 45,
SRB, Out-of-state warrant (GA.),
Richardo Hernandez, 18,
DFS, No DL,
Willie Calloway, 40, Crest-
view, Worthless checks x2,
Charlotte Ola Whitaker, 53,
SRB, Out-of-county warrant,
Elgin Loncil Hogan, 37, Tuc-
son, AZ., Sexual battery w/bodily
harm, aggravated battery,
Mary Ann Vann; 23, DFS,
Child neglect w/bodily harm, ,
Ronald Faircloth, 51, Ad-
dress not given, FVOP,
Michael R. Pike, 48, Free-
port, MVOP, .
Patricia L. Padgett, 42. Free-
port, FVOP, 'I
Jesse Edward Cain, 28, Or-
lando, MVOP,
Harold Hoffman, 45, Fort
McCoy, FL., Failure to follow law-
ful order,
* DaleAllen Cox, 21, Freeport,
Warrant, child support (Pinellas
Co.),
Kenneth James Mount, 46,
Freeport, Battery,
Thomas McDonald, 27, Pen-


Elgin Lovell Hogan, 37, of
Tucson, AZ was booked Dec.
11 with one count of sexual
battery with bodily harm
and one count of aggravated
battery. He was placed un-
der arrest In Santa Rosa
County on the charges and
then brought back to Wal-
ton County. He made a first
appearance Dec. 12 on the
charges and was given a
$100,000 bond. The Walton
County Sheriffs Office was
assisted by both the Okaloo-
sa and Santa Rosa County
Sheriffs Offices. The inves-
tigation continues.


sacola, FVOP,
Adam Stewart Burke, 25,
SRB, Burglary,
William Delano Seagle, 50,
DFS, Possession of metham-
phetamine, poss. of drug para-
phernalia, poss. of marijuana -20
grams,
Scott Earl Ammons, 31,
DFS, Possession of metham-
phetamine, poss. of drug para-
phernalia,
Carlos Juarez Cortez, 22,
Panama City, No valid DL,
Brandise Ann Mazzullo, 30,
Marianna, DUI, DWLSR,
A.L.H., 26, Freeport, No vpl-
id DL,
Randall Eugene Jackson,
46, DFS, FVOP,
Melissa Ann Scott, 42, DFS,
FVOP,
E.M.K., 15, DFS, Battery on
detention staff x2,
Randall Eugene Simmons,
37, Freeport, Possession of
methamphetamine, poss. of hy-
drocodone, poss. of marijuana
+20 grams, poss. of drug para-
phernalia,
Charles Cory Nelson, 37,
DFS, Battery domestic,
Michael Collins, 53, George-
town, KY., Loitering and prowl-
ing,
Charles Norris Acker, 56,
SRB, Felony battery by strangu-
lation (domestic), DUI,
Jose Angel Marrulo, 37,
DFS, Battery by strangulation,
assault,
Lucian Stadleman, 31, SRB,
DUI,
Anthony S. Nero, 29, Bo-
nita Springs, FL., DUI w/property
damage,
**Timothy Ray Simpson, 22,
Freeport, MVOP, out-of-county
warrant,
Robyn Elizabeth Brantley,
21, Freeport, Worthless check,
Robert Hayes, 40, Parsons,
W.V., Giving false name,
Pedro Cruz Morales, 21,
Freeport, No DL,
Margaret Emily Brewer, 26,
Montgomery, AL., Disorderly
intoxication, resisting w/o vio-
lence,
Michael Edward Burke, 60,
Vernon, Worthless checks x2,
Timmie Jordan, 46, Crest-
view, DWLSR.


ELGIN LOVELL HO-
GAN, of Tucson, has been
booked on charges of aggra-
vated and sexual battery.


I, ANTHONY MOORE,
am on probation for petit
theft.


DONNIE ADKINSON
has been booked for burglary
1 and DUI.


I, JUDE STOGNER, am
on probation for petit theft.


REGISTERED SEXUAL
PREDATOR Larry Gene
Baldwin living in Niceville.



Sexual


predator


address


notice

The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office has registered
Larry Gene Baldwin as a
sexual predator. Baldwin
has reported living at 85
Bayside Drive Niceville ,
FL 32578. Baldwin, 56, is
described as a white male,
5 feet 7 inches tall, with
brown hair and blue eyes. He
weighs approximately 131
pounds. Baldwin 's offense
includes sexual battery/co-
ercion of a child by an adult.
Baldwin is registered as a
sexual predator pursuant
to Florida Statute 775.21.
Persons needing further in-
formation may contact the
Walton County Sheriffs Of-
fice at (850) 892-8186 or the
FDLE Sexual Predator Unit
at 1-888-357-7332.


RYAN PETERSON has
been booked for burglary
and possession of marijua-
na.


RANDY COOPER has
been booked for burglary.


NOTICE OF ELECTION
Presidential Preference Primary
January 29, 2008

Please be advised that the Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Tuesday, January 29,
2008. Polls will open at 7:00 a. and close at 7:00 p.m. If you are a registered voter in Walton
County, regardless of party affiliation, you may cast your vote. The registration deadline for this
election is December 31, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. If your signature, name, or address has changed,
please come by one of the elections offices and update your information, or call for a form to be sent
to you. Sample ballots are available on our website and in the offices.

Early Voting will take place in the new office of the Supervisor of Elections and the Satellite office in
the South Walton Courthouse at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard in Santa Rosa Beach Monday -
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. January 14, 2008 through January 26, 2008.

The Logic and Accuracy Testing for the machines to be used in the polling places will be
conducted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. in the Supervisor of Elections Office at
571 US Hwy 90 E (Walton County Courthouse) in DeFuniak Springs.
All machines will be sealed at this time. This testing is open to the public.


Main Office of the Supervisor of Elections
571 US Hwy 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
892-8112


Satellite Office of the Supervisor of Elections
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 300
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
622-0744


website address: www.votewaltoncounty.com


NOTICE OFE PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED LAND USE CHANGE &
REZONING

The DeFuniak Springs City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, January 14,

2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the DeFuniak Springs City Hall, 71 US Hwy 90 W, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida.
This public hearing will be held to consider adoption of an ordinance amending the land use
category from LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL to Commercial and with a zoning classification from .
R-1 Single Family Residential to C-1 Commercial Restricted District of the property shown below.






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Subject Property





Applications have been made to consider a land use and zoning change for the below
described properties located in the City DeFuniak Springs, Florida:

A LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF: THAT PORTION OF LOT 8 OF KAM-AKERS, A SUBDIVISION
OF SE % OF SECTION 21; SW OF SECTION 22; NE % OF SECTION 28 AND NW % OF
SECTION 27; LYING NORTH OF STATE RD NO. 10 (US HWY 90), TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 19 WEST OF HE TALLAHASSEE MERIDIAN, SAID PLAT BEING OF RECORD IN THE
OFFICE OF HE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIR COURT OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SE CORNER OF SAID LOT NO. 8,
RUNNING THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 57 FEET, THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION
ALONG THE WESTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET,
THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
'SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 102.09 FEET TO THE EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT,
THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
LOT A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING 0.55 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS. Property Parcel Identification Number 27-3N-19-19420-000-0290

The proposed land use and zoning change may be inspected by the. public at the DeFuniak
Springs City Hall Annex located at 35 US Hwy 90 W, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, during standard
office hours.
A public hearing encourages.the public to provide written and/or verbal comments on the
above matter under consideration. Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council with respect to the matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.




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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


STUDENTS FROM FRONT


Rosa County's 86.8 percent
graduation rate and Oka-
loosa County's 84.7 percent.
According to a new analy-
sis conducted by Johns Hop-
kins University of U.S. Ed-
ucation Department data,
Florida's public high schools
have some of the worst stu-
dent retention rates in the
country, with half qualify-
ing as "Dropout Factories."
That's four times the na-
tional average. The state's
percentage of dropout fac-
tories, 51.1 percent, was
the second-highest in the
nation, slightly less than
South Carolina's (51.9).
The term "dropout factory,"
coined by Hopkins research-
er Bob Balfanz, describes
schools where no more than
60 percent of the students
who start as freshmen make
it to their senior year.
Balfanz says he thinks
the reasons Florida's num-
bers are so high are large
schools and a focus on test
scores. Huge schools provide
"an easy place for kids to be
anonymous. That's a key
driver of kids dropping out."
Florida's accountability
is focused on test scores, he
noted. That includes passing
the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) to
earn a diploma. With the
emphasis on test scores in-
stead of graduation rates,
schools aren't heavily penal-
ized for low retention rates,
Balfanz said.
Mark Pudlow, a spokes-
man for the Florida Edu-
cation Association, agreed
that the focus on test scores
in Florida has had a huge
affect on students. And he
said he wasn't particularly
surprised by the data. "We,
haven't made as great an
investment in education as
some other states have,"
said Pudlow.
According to the Florida
Department of Education's
own calculations, 3.5 per-
cent of Florida's students
dropped out in 2005-2006.
And, the dropout rate has
increased slightly in the past


two years despite steadily
decreasing from 1998-1999
to 2003-2004, according to
the department.
Nearly half of Florida's 67
counties have at least one
dropout factory, and there
are more than 150 statewide.
In Walton County, Walton
High School was named on
the list. There were none in
Holmes County, Washing-
ton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa
or Escambia counties. Bay
County has two, Rutherford
and New Horizons. Palm
Beach County topped the
list with 16, followed by Mi-
ami-Dade County at 14.
Graduation rates are cal-
culated by taking the num-
ber of freshman students
who enter a high school and
then looking at the number
of senior graduates. Factors
that work against the gradu-
ation rates include students
that may go from the public
school system in the high
school years to home-school-
ing, as well as students from
military families that may
transfer in and out of local
school systems. Students
are allowed to quit school
when they reach 16 with a
parent's permission, often
to enter the job market and
help bring in income to keep
a large family structure
afloat in today's economy.
Add in those who just have
a lack of interest or family
problems in the home and
the numbers can shoot up
quickly.
Walton County has a fair-
ly small student population
as compared to some nearby
counties and a handful of
students can have a signifi-
cant impact on the statistics.
This would be especially
true of a school like Paxton
High School, which has only
183 students in grades 9-12
this year. If just five stu-
dents a year in grades 9-12
left the school, the gradua-
tion rate would be affected
significantly year-to-year at
that institution, depending
on the timing.
"Not a single factor that


I can say has been a cause
for the drop," said Marsha
Pugh, director of curriculum
and instruction for the Wal-
ton County School District.
Walton County works at
dropout prevention through
the Walton Career Develop-
ment Center, which often
houses 80-100 students at
grades 9-12 on ,any given
year, composed of students
from the district's area high
schools. The academy pro-
grams offer students spe-
cialized training in certain
fields for some, and allows
others to work at a pace that
can allow for success outside
the traditional high-school
setting.
While enrollment is up
in Walton County, Florida's
public school enrollment has
dropped statewide by nearly
8,000' students since last
year. This marks 'the sec-
ond straight year of an en-
rollment drop for the state.
Public schools enrolled 2.6
million students this fall
from kindergarten through
high school.
Last year was the first
time Florida lost students
since the 1984-95 school
year. Reasons for the decline
could include the tumbling
housing and construction
market, as well as hurricane
evacuation populations re-
turning to other states and
rapidly rising insurance ex-
penses.
Some districts, like Wal-
ton County, are still see-
ing growth though it may
be slower than in the past.
Since state funding is based
on enrollment, fewer stu-
dents mean fewer dollars,
but in Walton County,
growth continues to bring
about the need for more fa-
cilities with class size reduc-
tion as 'part ,of the formula
with growth.
Mark Davis, District 4
, School Board representa-
tive, has often questioned
the Department of Educa-
tion's numbers for projected
growth. "We get projections
that we don't always agree
with. But the current num-
bers in enrollment figures
show continued growth in
*nacS''


the county (see chart). De-
termining the rate of growth
is where it gets tricky."
Maude Saunders is cur-
rently the largest school in
the district, housing 761
students. West DeFuniak
Elementary is second with
736 students. Both schools
should see student count go
down when the new Mossy
Head School opens, which
is currently on target to
debut in August of 2008. A
new two-story Walton High
School is under construc-
tion to replace the current
building that was opened in
1969, while another middle
school in the planning phase
in southern Walton County.
Walton High School is
currently the largest high
school in the county with
720 students and has 216
students in this year's fresh-
man class. According to the
Herald archives, Walton
had 699 total students dur-
ing the 1981-82 school year,
showing a current increase
of only 21.
South Walton High
School is the second largest
high school and continues
to see growth with 579 stu-,
dents. Freeport High School
has seen student popula-
tion shrink over the last two
years and now has 344 stu-
dents on campus.
Paxton has 646 students,
but only 183 at the high
school level. This year's se-
nior class has only 33 stu-
dents in it according to a
count in early October, but
there are 61 sophomores.
Walton Middle School has
672 students and is larger
than Freeport and Emerald
Coast Middle School com-
bined.
School Board member
Sharon Roberts, District 3
representative, noted that
Paxton does see fluctuations
in the number of students
in grades 9-12, but that the
school has stayed consistent
over time in producing 35-45
graduates most years. "We
have tried to update cur-
riculum changes in offering
more class choices for our
high school students. We
hope with more choice it will


keep students interested in
taking a variety of classes
to keep students from drop-
ping out."
Bill Laird, District 2
representative, noted that
the county continues to
see growth. "The numbers
show that student count
continues to increase, and
with that the responsibility
to have facilities ready to
meet those needs. Freeport
High School's numbers have
edged down some in popu-
lation count, but houses
continue to be built in the
area."
Time will tell if growth
in school enrollment holds
true for Walton County as
the trend has been for slow
enrollment increase in a
county where economic fac-
tors are very different from
northern, central and south-
ern portions of the county.

ENROLLMENT FIGURES

BAY ELEMENTARY
75 AUG 2005
276 SEP 2006
304 OCT 2007

BUTLER ELEMENTARY

707 AUG 2005
551 SEP 2006
666 OCT 2007

FREEPORT
ELEMENTARY
575 AUG 2005
558 SEP 2006
598 OCT 2007

MADE SAUNDERS
696 AUG 2005
755 SEP 2006
761 OCT 2007

WEST DEFUNIAK
712 AUG 2005
738 SEP 2006
736 OCT 2007

EMERALD COAST
305 AUG 2005
290 SEP 2006
288 OCT 2007


PAGE 13-A
FREEPORT MIDDLE
295 AUG 2005
301 SEP 2006
279 OCT 2007

WALTON MIDDLE
651 AUG 2005
667 SEP 2006
672 OCT 2007

FREEPORT HIGH
368 AUG 2005
357 SEP 2006
344 OCT 2007
SOUTH WALTON HIGH
502 AUG 2005
525 SEP 2006
579 OCT 2007

WALTON ACADEMY
99 AUG 2005
106 SEP 2006
108 OCT 2007

WALTON CAREER DEV
155 AUG 2005
157 SEP 2006
144 OCT 2007

WALTON HIGH
713 AUG 2005
714 SEP 2006
720 OCT 2007

WLCINTENSIVE
9 AUG 2005
14 SEP 2006
14 OCT 2007

PAXTON
656 AUG 2005
, 611 SEP 2006
646 OCT 2007

SEASIDE
113 AUG 2005
113 SEP 2006
112 OCT 2007

OTHER
22. AUG 2005
33 SEP 2006
28 OCT 2007

TOTALS,
6,653 AUG 2005
6,766 SEP'2006
6,999 OCT 2007


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE


be advised that the


Walton County


Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public
Hearing on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., or
soon thereafter, at the South Walton Courthouse
Annex located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa
Rosa Beach, FL to consider the following ordinance:


AN ORDINANCE OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ADOPTING PROVISIONS 'OF THE
WALTON COUNTY PURCHASING POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES MANUAL FOR COMPETITIVE
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT SOURCE
SELECTION AWARDS; ADOPTING PROCEDURES
FOR DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACT AWARDS;
ESTABLISHING A LOCAL PREFERENCE FOR
COMPETITIVE CONTRACT AWARDS; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


If you decide to appeal any decision made by
the County Commission with respect to any matter
considered at the hearing or at any subsequent
meeting to which the Board has continued its
deliberations, you will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim
record is made, including the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to
participate in these proceedings should contact the
County Administrator's Office at (850) 892-8155 at
least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. A
copy of the proposed Ordinance can be viewed at the
Clerk's Office and at Administration.
Please be advised and governed accordingly.


#120-07 2tc: 12-20,27


Larry D. Jones, Chairman
Walton County Board of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration


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CITY OF FREEPORT

NOTICE OF

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS


The City of Freeport will conduct public workshops in,
order to solicit information from the Freeport community
regarding future economic development of the City of
Freeport and the outlying areas associated with the City
of Freeport. The workshops will be held on the following
schedule:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Freeport Planning Board.
Regular Meeting Freeport City Hall

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Open Forum Freeport
Community Center

Thursday, January 24th, 2008 Freeport City Council
Regular Meeting Freeport City .all

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Open Forum Freeport
Community Center

All of the above meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. CST or
as soon thereafter as possible. One or more city
counrcilpersons or county commissioner may choose to
attend these public workshops. The purpose of the public
workshops is to receive comments and make decisions
regarding the above matter. If you cannot attend but
would like to submit comments, please send them to
Jason Bryan/P.O. Box 94/Freeport, Florida 32439 or
email comments to: bryanj88msn.com.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
persons with disabilities needing special
accommodations to participate in this meeting should
contact the City Clerk's office at 850-835-2822 by 5:00
p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.

No verbatim record by a certified court reporter is made
of these proceedings. Accordingly, any person who make
seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed
herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of
the testimony and evidence at these proceedings upon
which any appeal is to be based (see Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes).
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Bruce Ward. director of the Walton County Extension Service, has announced that the
Kenneth Pridgen family has been awarded the- designation of 2007 Outstanding Farm
Family of the Year. The family was selected to receive the annual award by the North
Florida Fair Association.
The award program is designed to spothght the leadership accomplishments of farm
families throughout north Florida that demonstrate exemplary farming techniques and
high quality production in the agriculture industry. It honors their dedication and com-
minitment to agriculture in this region of the state and their superior values.
1\My entire family is honored to win such a prestigious award." says Kenneth Pridgen,
of Gaskin. "NMy dad grew up working in agriculture, and so did I. We are all proud to be
recognized by the North Florida Fair Association in such a special and meaningful way.
he said.
Bruce Ward noted that such annual recognition to local farmers enhances community
appreciation for the importance of farming. "Without farming and leaders in this industry,.
we cannot eat. have clothing, or build houses." he says. "Every time we look at a bale of
hay, we need to reahze that it means meat in the grocery store. We must promote the im-
portance of farming through presentations like this, so we can encourage others to support
and even involve themselves in such a noble and vital industry."
For a complete list of Northwest Florida's 2007 award recipients, visit www.northflor-
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-. Dear Auntie Em.,
The holidays
never that great fi
SMy family is fame
f hghting at Chris
Everything start
Jk okay and then my
or dad have a
too much Chri
cheer and the "Hi
Battle Royal" is o
,n mom goes to her
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or leaves. My bi
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I hope that the Grinch
doesn't steal your
Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all of i
DeFuniak Springs,
and
Happy New Year!
Love,
Miss DeFuniak Springs and
Hometown Christmas
Devin Jones


is I I B icy ces and
stu fedddols

needed for
Christmas
If you or you know some-
one that has stuffed dolls or
bicycles that can be donated
for the needy at Christmas,
SL M please call Earl Thompson
at (850) 333-9480 and help
make .a childs Christmas
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dad knocking down the tree
while wrestling w ith my
uncle and the dog running
around with the tree topper
in his mouth.
I had to be a part of it
growing up, but now that
I'm out on my own and
have my own home I am
wondering if going home for
the holidays is really worth
it. I know I'll get grief from
my brothers and sisters,
but I think I'm traumatized
over the holidays at this
point. When is it okay not to
go home again? Thanks and
Merry Christmas.


Community Calendars

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 any of these classmates, please
call Geraldine Wilkerson at (850) 892-5036.

ATTENTION NEW HOME/ALICE CREEK SURVI-
VORS and descendants prior to December, 1943. They
are organizing 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 during
this time. Most of this generation has deceased. Histo-
ries of families are being lost or forgotten. For more in-
formation, call (850) 951-8947, (850) 897-2145 or (850)
548-5353.


Dysfunctional Holiday
Daughter
(Nameand Add ress withheldd
on request)


Dear
Daughter.


Dsfu national


You are not alone. We
get bombarded with these
images of perfect families
and perfect holidays from
commercials and media at
this time of year. Don't buy
into the image.
While your case sounds a
little more traumatic than
most. I will take a guess that
most families have had a
few not-so-shinine moments
during Christmas they'd
like to forget. So. don't feel
bad. One of the greatest and
worst things about growing
up is responsibility for your
decisions.

With that being said, here's
thle season scuttlebutt. You
can talk with your dad.
but chances are he will not
change. This seems to be a
family tradition that your
siblings have accepted as a
once-a-year event.
So you can either go home


2~i`t


Auntie Em.

Send your letter and -
emails to Auntie Em to
the dfsherald-.'gmail.
com or P.O. Box 1546 -
DeFuniak Springs. Fl.
32435


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Southwide
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Southwide Baptist
Church would like to invite
everyone to their Christmas
cantata, "Be Not Afraid,"
a Christmas musical
proclaiming 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 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 directions
call the church office at 892-
3835.


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or by yourself. Just be
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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.


Freeport Assembly of God

hosting a gospel sing, Dec. 28
Freeport Assembly of God for the new year with songs Afterwards there will be
Church, located at 17457 of faith and worship. A free- free finger-food and fellow-
U.S. 331 S, will host a gos- will offering will be received ship. Nursery provided. Ev-
pel sing on Friday, Dec. 28, to help support her ministry eryone is welcome.
at 7 p.m. Sister Ronice Ad- to local and area convales- Call 880-6317 for more
ams will prepare our hearts cent homes. information.

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


Westside Baptist Church
will be present Finding the.
Christ n s Star on Sat. Dec.
22 at 6 p.m. and Sunday,
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


big event scheduled for the
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 happens come to the
.performance and invite all
your friends. Admission is
free.

Westside Baptist Church
is located at 295 Hwy. 331 N
in DeFuniak Springs.

For more information call
Randy Nelson at 892-2721.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007

Women's

winter

retreat


scheduled

for Jan.

18-19


A women's winter re-
treat is scheduled for Jan.
18-19, 2008 at East Baptist
Church,
This is a non-denomina-
tional gathering of believers
featuring Ann Downing of
Nashville. TN.
Downing is a gospel mu-
sic recording artist who pre-
viously sang with the Speer
Family and is co-founder
of the Downings.. She was
a regular on The Gaither
Homecoming Video. series.
Downing has been awarded
the Dove Award for female
vocalist and is a member,
of the Gospel Music Hall of
Fame.
Friday night a free con-
cert will be given featur-
ing Downing and Saturday
the retreat will begin with
breakfast being served from
8-9 a.m. The series "I am a
Survivor" will immediately


ANN DOWNING


follow.
Lunch will be served, and
no childcare will be provid-
ed. Tickets are now on sale
for $15 each. After Jan. 5,
2008 tickets will be $20.
For tickets for informa-


tion call 892-9578 or 835-
0392, hinsonharmony@de-
funiak.com.

East Baptist Church is
located at 910 Bay Avenue,
DeFuniak Springs.


The Anointed One
Rev. Dr. Charles Satterwhite, Pastor


Jesus was the long prom-
ised Anointed One, the Mes-
siah, the Savior, and we have
known Him and received the
benefit of His great work on
the Cross of Calvary and His
Resurrection. On the other
hand, we are not unlike,
the Old Testament,',believ-
ers, in that the final-chapter
has not been written; evil

is still present with us, and
we join with all creation, as
Paul said, groaning for the


redemption of the body. But
we are better off than them
because we know that their
hope was not disappointed,
and so we can believe ours
will not be either.

Part of- the truth related
to the first advent is that
there is ,a second. Jesus said
that He will come again, and
we are now in the waiting
period during which time
the only thing that keeps


us going is the same hope -
the Messiah will come -
again.
The first time He came
to show us the way the
second time He will come to
take us away.
The first time He came.
to teach us that we can de-
feat sin the second time He
will come to: dispel sin for-.
ever.
The first time He came
in humility the second time


He will come in power.
*The first time He came
in total obedience to His Fa-
ther -the second time He
will come to bring everyone
into .obedience to Himself as
King of Kings and Lord of
Lords.

The first time He came
,ittoiubeniboQrin' aicaave and to,
have Hi'crtucified body bur--
ied in a- cage in the earth -
the second time He will come


in the clouds of the air.
The first time He came,
He was revered by a few
simple shepherds the sec-
ond time He comes, every
eye shall see Him and every
knee will bow down before
Him.

As we approach this year's
reminder of the Advent, and
come 'to appreciate, the -fact,
that the hope ,of ages was
fulfilled in the coming of the


Christ, let us also be filled
with renewed hope in His
Second Advent. The evil will
not be victorious, the dark-
ness will not snuff out the
light, the rebellion will not
win, doubt will not defeat
faith.
Hope; is strong in us who
know God, believe in Jesus,,
. the- Messiah-iand have- re-.,
ceived the indwelling power
of the Holy Spirit.


Fred was in trouble.
He forgot his wedding anniversary.
His wife was REALLY angry.
She told him, 'Tomorrow morning I
expect to find a gift in the driveway that
goes from 0 to 200 in less than 6 seconds
AND IT BETTER BE THERE!!'
The next morning Fred got up early
and left for work.

Wh7Ten his wife woke up she looked
out the window and sure
enough there was a box gift-wrapped
in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on.her
robe and ran out to the driveway,
and brought the box back in the house.

She opened it and found a
brand new bathroom scale.
Fred has been missing since Friday.

Please pray for him.


A Christmas
Dream
I saw Mary's baby
born on
Christmas night.
Angels stood
around Him,
in soft glowing light!
A star shone
so brightly,
while doves
cooed above.
Shepherds knelt
beside me,
to give Him their love!
His Mother
was humming,
a sweet lullaby.
The cattle
stood lowing,
in the stall nearby.
I saw Mary's baby
raise His tiny hand.
I reached out to hold it,
in that holy land!
I looked into His eyes
and heard Angels sing,
They told of
glad tidings
from this little King!
By Mary Ann Whiddon


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Sunday, December 23
10:15 AM A service of Lessons & Carols

Christmas Eve, December 24
6:45 PM Carols and Christmas Eucharist


First Baptist Church
216 East Live Oak Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Phone: 850-892-2722 Fax: 850-892-2381
e-mail: fbcdfs@earthlink.net
Website: www.fbc-dfs.org
Jerry R. Chumley, Pastor
J.C. McLendon, Associate Pastor
Morris Watkins, Interim Minister of Music
Mark Jones, Minister of Education
Daniel Johnson, Minister of Students
Jacob Williams, Associate Minister of Students
Dusty Beck, Youth Intern

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December 23, 2007
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Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 AM

December 24, 2007
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Some messages Christmas brings
By DR. ROBERT M. JAYE


What a wonder is
the Christmas season!
Christmas is not a holiday,
but a Holy Day. Remember
the message of the angels on
that blessed night long ago:
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will
towards men" (Luke 2:14).
There are several messages
that Christmas can bring.
First, the Christmas
message would be that in
the need for Christ today,
there are many advantages
over those of ancient times.


Wise men wanted to know
"Where is He that is born
King of the Jews." We
know now because we have
the Bible to guide us, not
just a star. The Christmas
message leaves no excuse
for not finding Him.
Again, the Christmas
message is that we must tell
people everywhere that the
study of nature and science
will not lead people away
from Christ. If a star could
finally lead wise men to
Christ, the study of nature


and astronomy can bring
people to Christ if they will
believe.
Still again, we must
remember that the first
Christmas message was not
to religious leaders. It was
given to shepherds and wise
men from far away. They
came from far away, and
sometimes we will not cross
the street to tell others of
the Christ of Christmas.
Further, the message of
Christmas is that to worship
Him involves giving. Did
the Wise Men pray? ,Did
they sing? These are facts
of worship, but they are
not what those men did.


They gave gifts, "gold,
frankincense, and myrrh."
People of today, some of
them, would feel strangely
out of place if they were in
the house where the Wise
Men gave gifts to Christ.
Lastly, let us remember
that the message of
Christmas has yet to reach
all peoples. We obey the
actions of the Christmas
angels whey we tell others
of the Christ. We follow the
example of Wise Men when
we do all we can to worship
Him as they did. Yet let it be
known to all of us, God bless
us every one, and give us a
Merry Christmas!


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Pleasant Ridge


Baptist Church of

Holmes County hosts


Christmas musical


Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Church of Holmes County
presents the musical canta-
ta, "A Country Christmas,"
Sunday Dec. 23 during the-
regular worship time at 11
a.m.


A potluck Christmas din-
ner will follow in the fellow-
ship hall.
Everyone is welcome. Pleas-
ant Ridge is located off Hwy.
181 between Prosperity and
Leonia.


ChurchD 'Irect


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. Come and be a part of an awesome ministry here in your
community.

BEECHGROVE CHURCH OF GOD and pastor James Watkins
extend a warm welcome to everyone to attend their regular services.
Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.; morning worship at 11 a.m.;
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
on Sunday 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 Sundayat 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.

CORNERSTONECHURCH 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 OF WESTVILLE, 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 annointedpreaching and singing, Our Sunday morning services
begin at l10a.m. and our Sunday evening service begins at 5 p.m. 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 a.m., morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible School at 7 p.m. Free Bible correspondence
courses. Everyone is invited. Location: just past the city limits on U.S.
Hwy. 331 South.

FREEPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 340 St. Hwy. 20 E.,
POB 287, Freeport, FL 32439, phone and fax 835-2447. Bible Study
is at 9 a.m. and morning worship is at 10 a.m. with Communion being
served the first Sunday of each month. The Rev. Gene Harris will
deliver the morning message. Fellowship immediately follows the
worship 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 Baylodp & 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 9:45 AM, Church 11:00 AM, 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 at the DeFuniak Springs
Community/Civic Center beginning at 10 a'.m'. For prayer, Bible
Studies, or more information, call us at 892-7754. Rev. Larry
Adams, Teacher/Preacher.

OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH, 6753 State Hwy. 2 East,
Darlington, FL. We are reaching out to the lost, hurting, hungry, and
naked. Pastor Rev. Curtis Manning and his congregation would
like to invite you to attend services with them. Sunday School
for all ages is at 10 a.m. Children's Church and Sunday morning
worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and teaching is at
7 p.m. Nursery is provided for all services if needed. Gospel Sing
every first Saturday. Come enjoy our anointed praise and worship,
and be encouraged with Holy Ghost filled preaching and teaching
of God's Word. For more information call: (850) 892-2048.

PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, DeFuniak Springs -
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.

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

VICTORY LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Highway 90
at the Mossy Head Community Center across from the Mossy
Head general store. We would like to extend to all an invitation
to come and join us and be blessed. We are a church dedicated
to serving Jesus and spreading His wonderful word. Let us share
the light of God's word with you, Sunday School begins at 9:45
a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m. Each Sunday we
have a 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." Matthew 18:20 K.J.V.
"The devil wins a skirmish with a roar, but we belong to HIM who
wins the war."


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Betty Jean Falcon passed
away Dec. 3, 2007 at the
Manor at Bluewater Bay.
Betty was born on March
18, '1946 in Dade City, FL.
and for many years was
a healthcare giver in De-
Funiak Springs. Betty is
survived by her step-daugh-
ter, Bonnie Omuar and good
friend, Cynthia Smith.
Many thanks go to the
Manor of Bluewater Bay


Cu
Glenn Meek Curle, 54, of
Navarre, FL. passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007.

Services will be an-
notinr'epri at. n lf.r rdate,


Henderson
Minnie Ola Henderson, 85, of
DeFuniak Springs, FL., passed
away Dec. 10, 2007. She was
born Nov. 8, 1922 in Covington
County, AL. to Byrd and Tressie
Griggs Edwards.
Henderson was a lifelong resi-
dent of Walton County. She was
Church of God by faith and a
member of the Beech Grove
Church of God. She worked at
Valley View School as a lunch-
room cook and with Walton
Middle School for over 20 years.
She was a certified welder work-
er with the shipyard in Panama
City, FL. She finished her career
as a Foster Parent, known by
many for her loving care.
Henderson was preceded in
death by her father and mother;
the father of her children Bill
Mitchem, her second husband,
Gordon Henderson; one sis-


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Donqra Kay Odom, 6,1, of
J.nFunik Springs,, FL,, p~asse.d
away Dec. 9 2007. She was born
Oct. 10, 1946, in Greensboro,
NC, to Robert ai4,, .argaret
Davenport.
Odom was a resident of Wal-
ton County. She was a Christian
by faith and a member of the
Concerned Christian Church.
She was also a member of the
Order of Eastern Star Chapter
# 115 DeFuniak Springs. She
was a loving wife and mother
who will greatly be missed. She
was affectionately known as


ter, Thelma Floyd; one brother,
Donald Edwards; one son, Bo
Mitchem; one daughter, Char-
lene Mitchem, and one daughter-
in-law, Brenda Mitchem.
Henderson is survived by
her two sons, Wayne "Spur"
Mitchem of Ponce de Leon, FL.,
and Jackie Leon Mitchem and
wife, Andrea, of Robertsdale,
AL.; one daughter, Frances Ar-
lene "Bit" Mitchem of DeFuniak
Springs, FL.; two sisters, Jessie
Lee Montgomery, of Euchee Val-
ley, FL;, and Evelyn Ward and
husband, Clinton, of DeFuniak
Springs; eleven grandchildren,
numerous great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Friday, Dec. 14, 2007,
at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
Chapel with Revs. Kenny Mont-
gomery, and Donald Ross offici-
ating.
Burial followed in the Euchee
Valley Cemetery.
Those asked to serve as pall-
bearers were Danny Montgom-
ery, Tim Montgomery, Ernie
Montgomery, Kennie Mitchem,
Tracy Owens and Michael Bow-
ers.

Family and friends may go
online to view obituaries, of-
fer condolences and sign guest
book, at www.clary-glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home-
was in charge of arrangements.


Meemaw.
Odom was preceded in death
by her father and mother; hus-
band, Ray Odom; one brother,
Robert Davenport; one grand-
daughter, April Mae York.
Odom is survived by her two
sons, Albert J. York and Dean
York, both of DeFuniak Springs;
four grandchildren, Rebecka,
Elizabeth, Jacob, and Trevor
York.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007,
at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
Chapel.
,Burial flloed in, the ,Con-
cerned Christian Church Cem-
etery.
Those asked to serve as pall-
bearers were Carle Odom,
Charles Odom, James Odom,
Billy Odom, Tim Hitaffer, and
Michael Moak.

Family and friends may go
online to view obituaries, offer
condolences and sign a guest
book, at www.clary-glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.


Wilcox


Margaret Maude Cas-
well Johnson Wilcox, 82, of
Bonifay, FL., passed away
Dec.11, 2007, at Doctors Me-
morial Hospital in Bonifay,
FL. She was born May 23,
1925 in Freeport, FL. to the
late George Sylvester and
Callie Mae Henderson Cas-
well. Wilcox was owner of
the Country Store in Crest-
view, FL. for many years.

Wilcox is preceded in death

by her father, George 'Syl'
Sylvester Caswell; mother,
Callie Mae Henderson Cas-
well Hammond; husband of
17 years, Lemuel M. John-
son; four brothers, George
Lee Caswell, Harold Cas-
well, Wray Caswell, and
Scott Hammond.
She is survived by her
husband of 41 years, Joseph
Benjamin Wilcox of Bonifay,
FL.; one son, Johnny John-
son and wife, Dian of West-
ville, FL; one daughter, Doris


Spears, and husband, Jack
of Bonifay, FL.; two broth-
ers, Emory S. Hammond
and wife, Edwina of De-
Funiak Springs, FL., Vester
Hammond of Latour, MO.;
one sister, Nellie Mae Wag-
goner of DeFuniak Springs,
FL.; three grandchildren,
Martin C. Spears and wife,
Kellie, Lori S. Willyoung
and husband, Eric, Shelia J.
Kelley and husband, Mike;
seven great-grandchildren,
Caroline, J.D., Devin, Seth,
Madison, Shawna, Bradley.
Funeral services were
Friday, Dec. 14, at Peel
Funeral Home Chapel in
Bonifay with Rev. Shelly
Chandler officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Hatcher
Cemetery in Freeport, FL.
Contributions may be made
to Gideons or the church of
your choice.
Peel Funeral Home of
Bonifay, FL was in charge
of arrangements.


and to Covenant Hospice
of Niceville for their loving
care and attention given
to Betty. Contributions
in Betty's memory may be
made to Covenant Hospice
101 Hart Street, Niceville,
FL. 32578.

Arrangements are un-
der the direction of Davis
Watkins Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direc-
tion of Davis-Watkins Fu-
neral Home and Crematory
of DeFuniak Springs, Flori-
da.


MSgt. Ralph Dermont
Collier, Jr., United States
Air Force retired, passed
away Thursday, Dec. 13,
2007 at the Fort Walton
Beach Medical Center at the
age of 69. Ralph was born
December 31, 1937 in Lake
Wales, FL. to the late Ralph
Sr. and Grace Collier.
Ralph served his country
faithfully for many years in
the United States Air Force
until retiring as a MSgt. He
was interested in Christian
programs, sporting events,
and little league. Ralph had
a special love for his fam-
ily and was an avid college
football fan. He was a mem-
ber of the DAV and the Re-
tired Enlisted Association.
Ralph's favorite song was
"How Great Thou Art" by
Elvis Presley. He also had
an interest in western mov-
ies and documentaries.
Ralph is survived by his
loving wife of 48 years, Car-
lene "Garrett" Collier; one
daughter, Pamela Peake
and husband, Harry of
Humble, TX.; three sons,


Don'el Collier and wife,
Debbie, of Colorado Springs,
CO., Coy Collier and wife,
Kim, of DeFuniak Springs,
FL., and Carlton Collier and
wife, Patti, of Dothan, AL.;
three sisters, Velma Chris-
tian, of Winter Haven, FL.,
LaVivian Luke, of Jackson-
ville, FL, and Linda Col-
lier, of Haines City, FL..;
three brother-in-laws, Clay,
Dalton, and Dwayne; four
grandsons, Nathaniel, Jona-
than, Ethan, and Taran; two
granddaughters, Delilah
Collier and Athena Fowler;
two special dogs, Snuggles
and Punkin; and numerous
other extended family.
Memorial services were-
held Sunday, December 16,
2007 at the Calvary Bap-
tist Church in DeFuniak
Springs beginning at 2 p.m.
with Rev. Mike McVay offi-
ciating.

Arrangements were un-
der the direction of Davis-
Watkins Funeral Home and
Crematory of DeFuniak
Springs.


Locke


Hollis J. Locke, 88, passed
away Thursday, Dec. 13,
2007, in an Opp, AL., hos-
pital. A resident of Paxton,
FL, for over 60 years, he was
born in Geneva County, AL.,
the son of the late Lewis and
Nellie Pressley Locke. He
was engaged in farming and
,also served as custodian at
the Paxton School in 1970 to
1979, when he became dis-
abled. He was preceded in
death by his wife, Ossie, in
2002.
Survivors are daughter,
Earline Manning and hus-


Timothy Scott
"Tim"
Champagne
Tim passed away Sunday
December 16, 2007 in his
home in Santa Rosa Beach,
FL surrounded by family
and friends. He was born
and raised in Lake Charles,
LA where he attended Al-
fred M. Barbe High School.

He moved to the Florida
area in 1998. Tim was Proj-
ect Manager for Breaux
Construction of Santa Rosa
Beach, FL until October of
this year using his knowl-
edge and passion for build-
ing to make dream homes a
reality for many. He loved
the beach and always looked
forward to visits from fam-
ily and friends. He leaves us
with many treasured memo-
ries to cherish. He was 46
years old.
Tim is survived by one
daughter, Erin Champagne
of Lake Charles, LA, his
mother and step-father, Lil-
lian and Joe Rachal of Lake
Charles, LA; one brother
Joey Champagne and wife,
Regina of Panama City
Beach,.' FL; four sisters,
Lynn Cole and husband,
Wayne of Carriere, MS, Ter-
ri Self of Lake Charles, LA,
Susan LeBlanc and hus-
band, David of Baton Rouge,
LA and Stephanie Noe of
Lake Charles, LA. He is
also survived by nieces and
nephews, Jeremy Self, Jes-
sica Self, Zeke Champagne,
Kaleb Champagne, Hannah
Dunston and Sean and Cole
LeBlanc.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Harry Julius
(JuJu) Champagne; mater-
nal grandparents, Wallace
and Addie Lee and paternal
grandparents, Harry and
Levie Champagne.
Arrangements for crema-
tion will be under the direc-
tion of Davis Watkins Fu-


band, Joe, of Paxton, FL; son,
Donald Locke, of Paxton;
two grandchildren, Candace
Locke, of Paxton, and An-
drea Crowder, of Glendale,
FL; great-grandson, Tyler;
four sisters, Mary Frances
Smith, Nell Jane Robbins,
Thelma Rose Smith and
Onzie Mae Locke.
Funeral services were
held Monday, Dec. 17, 2007,
at Evans Funeral Home
in Florala with Reverend
Ralph Harmon officiating.
Interment followed in the
Paxton Cemetery.


neral Home of Fort Walton
Beach, FL. There will be a
MemorialService. on Thurs-
day, D mceutber 20 at 1:30
p.m. at Giayton Beach State
Park Pavillion followed by
a gathering of friends and
family at his residence at
259 Morrison Ave., Santa
Rosa Beach, FL.
You may sign the guest-
book, share memories and
express condolences at www.
daviswatkins.com.


Thank You
We would like to thank ev-
eryone who phoned, visited
or brought food and flowers
during our loved one's sick-
ness and death.
It may have just been a
kind word or prayer spoken.
We would also like to thank
Hospice, who did a wonder-
ful job in taking care of Ju-
nior his last days here on
earth. Also thanks to Joel
Glenn and his staff for mak-
ing it as easy on the family
as they possibly could.

The Lum Junior McHenry
family


Boyer


Chuck Boyer, 62, of Choc-
taw Beach, FL., passed away
Dec. 13, 2007. He was born
Sept. 13, 1945, in Spring-
field, OH., to Clarence Bayes
and Nelva Boyer.
Boyer had been a resident
of Choctaw Beach for the
past 20 years. He was Catho-
lic by faith. His family came
first, he loved his family, he
loved his grandchildren and
loved playing and spending
time with them.
Boyer was preceded in
death by his father and
mother.
Boyer is survived by his
wife, Dolores Boyer, of Choc-
taw Beach FL.; four sons,
Pete Nichols and wife, Lyn-
da, of Sarasota, FL., Dar-
rell Boyer and wife, Chris
of Melbourne, FL., Chris-
topher Bothner and wife,


Mel, of Freeport, FL., Phil-
lip Boyer and wife, Nikki, of
Freeport; and one daughter,
Jamie Mooman and hus-
band, Scott, of Montgomery,
AL.; eleven grandchildren
also survived by several sib-
lings.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Tuesday, Dec. 18,
2007, at Clary-Glenn Free-
port Chapel Funeral Home,
with Rev.Joel Glenn officiat-
ing.
Burial followed in the Red
Bay Cemetery.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com

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


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Johnson
As the sun rose early on
Wednesday morning, De-
cember 12, 20-07' just short
of 8:00 a.m., God sealed his
lips and touched his flutter-
ing heart and said be still.
At that moment Elder John-
son was told by God that he
fought a good fight and his
battle was over.
Elder Larry Johnson was
born on October 6, 1947 to
the late Charlie and Elna
Johnson in Ponce de Leon,
FL. He accepted Christ
as his personal Lord and
Savior at a young age and
joined Andrew Chapel AME
Church. Elder Johnson re-
located to Milwaukee, WI
where he was a member of
New Hope Missionary Bap-
.tist Church in 1984 under
the leadership of the Late
Reverend R.L. Lathan and
later became an ordained
Deacon under the leader-
ship of Pastor Archie Ivy.
Upon returning to Florida
in 1998, he joined Union
Branch Missionary Baptist
Church under the leader-
ship of Pastor Joseph Aus-
tin, where he became an or-
dained minister and served
faithfully as the Associate
Pastor until his death. De-
spite being stricken with
his many medical complica-
tions, he continued to oper-
ate in his calling, fulfilling
his promise 'to God even


until death by preaching
the gospel at Miracle Hill
Nursing and Convalescent
Home.
He received his for-
mal education at Walton
County Public School and
graduated from Tivoli High
school. He joined the US
Army Military branch and
was a Vietnam Veteran.
Upon honorable discharge,
he attended Florida A&M
University and graduated
with a degree in Business
Administration with a cer-
tificate in Accounting. He
was employed with Hunt
Insurance Group for almost
7 years, where they contin-
ued to hold his desk and
spot from April 2007 until
he answered to the voice of
Christ calling him home.

He leaves to mourn
his death and cherish his
memory a devoted wife of
36 years Sharon Johnson;
six children, Renee Gaines
(Stockbridge, GA), LaTar-
sha Watson (Orlando, FL),
Larry Johnson (Pembroke
Pines, FL), La Shanda
Farmer (Wilmont) of Talla-
hassee, FL, La Tara John-
son (Snellville, GA), Taj
Johnson (Panama City,
FL); five grandchildren,
Joseph and Alexis Gaines
(Stockbridge, GA), Shay,
William and Jazlyne Farm-
er (Tallahassee, FL); two
brothers, Anthony Johnson
(Sharon) and Gerald An-
derson (Jessie Pearl); two
sisters, Elvira Jones (Pan-
ama City, FL) and Brenda
Jackson (Jerry); two faith-
ful uncles and father fig-
ures, Haywood Goode and
Theodis Goode (Dorothy)
of Greensboro, NC; father-
in-law, Cornelius Duhart
Sr.; three brother-in-laws,
Cornelius Duhart Jr (Sal-
ly), Willie "Norris" Duhart
(Calisa) and Derrick Du-
hart; one devoted sister-in-
law, Carol "Caldouscious"
Gainous all of Tallahas-
see, FL; a host of nephews,
nieces, cousins, family and
friends.


SDoering


Margaret Doering, 89,
passed away on Dec.16,
2007, in DeFuniak Springs,
FL. She was formerly of Lin-
coln, NE., widow of John F.
Doering. For the past five
years she lived in DeFuniak
Springs near her daugh-
ter. She was a kind, gentle
person who had a smile for
everyone. In addition to be-
ing a homemaker, she had
a career with the Fayette
County School system in
Lexington, KY.
Doering was survived by
her son and daughter-in-
law, Tom and Patty Doering;
grandson, Craig Doering,
of Lincoln, NE.; daughter,
Barbara Jones, DeFuniak
Springs, and grandson, Jay
Jones, of Fort Walton Beach,
FL. A special thanks to her
caregiver and best friend,
Shirley Bruner of DeFuniak
Springs.
Funeral services will be


conducted at 12:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at
Lincoln Memorial Funeral
Home, 6800 South 14th St.,
Lincoln Memorial Park, Lin-
coln, NE.
Burial will follow in the
Lincoln Park Memorial
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may be made to the
Okaloosa-Walton College
foundation at 100 College
Boulevard, Niceville, FL.
32578 or the First Presby-
terian Church of DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, 1063 Circle
Drive, DeFuniak Springs,
FL. 32435.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com

Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
is in charge of local arrange-
ments.


Padgett


Reese Padgett, of Milton,
FL., passed away Sunday,
Dec. 16, 2007, at his resi-
dence in Milton. He was 94.
Funeral Services were held
Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the
Leonia Baptist Church with
Rev. Daniel W. Padgett of-
ficiating. Burial followed in
the church cemetery with
Pittman Funeral Home of
Geneva directing. Donations
may be made to the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association,
P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria,
VA 22312.
Padgett was born Jan.
25, 1913 in the Leonia com-
munity to the late Mr. and
Mrs. William "Bill" Padgett.
He was raised in Leonia and
attended the Leonia school
as well as the Darlington
school. He served in the U.S.


Army during WWII and re-
tired with civil service as a
foreman of the heating shop
at Tyndall Air Force Base.
He was the last of his gen-
eration. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in
death by seven sisters, Essie
Carter, Mattie Petty, Lan-
nie Padgett, Oma Cotton,
Ethel Riddle, Annie Walls,
and Ruby Lyster, and three
brothers, Charles Padgett,
Dan Padgett and Preston
Padgett.
Survivors include two
sons, David (Diane) Padgett,
of Milton, FL., and Roger
(Judy) Forehand, of Enter-
prise, AL.; two grandsons,
Austin (Anna) Padgett and
Godfrey Padgett all of Mil-
ton, FL.; and a host of nieces
and nephews.


Forehand
Wendy Leigh Wyrosdick-
Forehand, 26, of Bonifay,
FL. passed away Dec. 11,
2007, in Dothan, AL. She
was born Aug.27, 1981 in
Geneva, AL. to Wendell
Wyrosdick and Patsy Cur-
ry.
Forehand was preceded
in death by her maternal
grandparents, Rosa Etta
Simmons and Floyd Curry,
and maternal grandparents,
Joseph Welcome Wyrosdick
and Myrtle Hudson Wyros-
dick.
Forehand is survived by
her father, Hubert Wen-
dell Wyrosdick and mother,
Patsy Curry; husband, Josh
Forehand, of Bonifay; two
sons, Christian D. Ward
of Ponce de Leon, FL., and
Ethen Joshua Forehand of


Hardee
Jimmie Hardee, 53, of Free-
port, FL., passed away Dec. 14,
2007, in DeFuniak Springs, FL.
He was born Aug. 6, 1954, in
DeFuniak Springs, to Floyd and
Ruby Burnham Hardee.
Hardee was a lifelong resident
of Walton County. He loved fish-
ing, hunting and taking care of
animals. He was a loving and
devoted husband, father and
grandfather.
Hardee was preceded irr death
by his father and mother.
Hardee is survived by his wife
of 13 years, Donna Hardee, of
DeFuniak Springs; two sons,
Jonathan A. Hardee, of DeFuniak
Springs, Jimmie L. Hardee Jr. of


McDonald
Lori Kathryn "Kate" McDon-
ald, 79, of DeFuniak Springs,
FL., passed away Dec. 15, 2007.,
She was born June 9, 1928 in
Darlington, FL., to William Acey
and-Florence Jones Royals.
McDonald was a resident of
DeFuniak Springs. She was
Baptist by faith and a member of
the First Baptist Church of De-
Funiak Springs. She owned and
operated Twin Lakes Beauty Sa-
lon for over 33 years.
McDonald was preceded in
death by her father and mother,
her husband of 50 years, Foy-
est "Hooks" McDonald, and one
brother, William Earl Royals.
McDonald is survived by her
daughter, Debbie Richards and
husband, Mike, of DeFuniak
Springs; her sons, Bill McDon-
ald and wife, Carol Magmer, of


of Opp, AL.; three daughters,
Sherrie Marler and husband,
John, of Talladega, AL., Stepha-
nie Merrick and husband, Mark
Owens, of Panama City, FL. and
Michelle Hutto and husband,
Danny, of Opp, AL.; one broth-
er, Floyd Hardee Jr. and wife,
Chris, of Freeport, FL.;, one
sister, Carolyn Warren and hus-
band, Chuck of Freeport; eight
grandchildren, Raymond Mar-
ler, Cody Marler, Kayla Marler,
Sabastian Merrick, Ian Merrick,
Tyler Owens, Michay. Stinson,
-and Brandon Stinson.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted Wednesday, Dec. 19,
2007 at the Clary-Glenn Free-
port Chapel Funeral Home, with
Dr. James White officiating.
Burial followed in the Hatcher
Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Greg Warren,
Matthew Hardee, Mark Hardee,
Raymond Marler, John Marler,,
and Mark Owens.
Family and friends may go
online to view obituaries, offer
condolences and sign a guest
book at www.clary-glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel
Funeral Home was in charge of
arrangements.


Santa Rosa Beach, FL., and Bob
McDonald of Santa Rosa Beach,
four grandchildren, Emiliee
Prater and husband Tony, Megan
Harrison and husband, Kris, and
Chase and Carly McDonald; two
great-grandchildren, Preston,
and Parker Prater; sisters, Max-
ine Padgett of Ponce de Leon,
FL. and Hazel Willine Crews of
Ft. Walton Beach, FL., brother,
Byron G. Royals and wife, Mar-
ianne of Tallahassee, FL., two
sister-in-laws, Colleen McDon-
ald, and Jeanette McDonald, of
DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She
was also survived by several
nieces and nephews, and special
friend, Barbara Hicks.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Wednesday, Dec.19,
2007, at Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry
Chumley officiating.
Burial will follow in the New
Ponce De Leon Cemetery.
Those asked to serve as pall-
bearers are as follows, Bruce
Butts, Don Butts, Larry Geogh-
agan, James Coffield, Randall
Griner and Bruce Wilkinson.
Donations may be made to
the First Baptist Church of De-
Funiak Springs Building Fund at
216 East Live Oak Avenue, De-
Funiak Springs, 32435.
Friends and family may go
online to view obituaries, offer
condolences and sign a guest
book, at www.clary-glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.


Delmar Walker, 86, of
Mossy Head, passed away
Wednesday morning, Dec.
12, 2007, in Crestview. He
was born on March 20, 1921
in Chadwick, Missouri, and
was a long time resident of
Walton County. He is re-
tired from the United States
Air Force and retired civil
service.
Walker was preceded in
death by his parents, Gas-
ton and Elma Walker; a
brother, Alva Walker, and
an infant brother. He is sur-
vived by his wife of 60 years,
Myrlene Walker, of Mossy
Head; sons, Randy Walker
and Patti, of Crestview and
Marty Walker, of Niceville;
two granddaughters, Ashley
and Jordan Walker; broth-


Bonifay; one brother, Larry
Chichenoff, of Ouzinkie,
AK.; one sister, Melissa R.
Scott and husband, Don,
of Raeford, N.C.; one niece,
Cheyenne Scott of Raeford;
mother-in-law, Pat Fore-
hand Anderson; father-
in-law, Wayne Forehand;
brother, and sister-in-laws,
Michael and Cindy Good-
son, Eric and Tina Good-
son and Heather Forehand,
and special friend, Ronnie
Vaughan. Also survived by
numerous family members
and friends.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Saturday, Dec.15,
2007, at Northside Baptist
Church, with Revs. Kenny
Montgomery, and Michael
Goodson officiating.
Burial followed in the
Hickory Hill Baptist Church
Cemetery in Prosperity, FL.
Those asked to serve as
pallbearers were John U.
Curry, Michael Wayne Har-
grove, James Givens, Eric
Goodson, John Wyrosdick
and Roger White.
Donations may be made to
the family.
Family and friends may go
online to view obituaries, of-
fer condolences and sign a
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com

Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
was in charge of arrange-
ments.


ers and sisters, Elmer Walk-
er, of Chadwick, Missouri,
Charles Walker, Melvin
Walker, Lillie White, Ervin
Walker and Arthur Walker,
all of Joplin, Missouri, Dixie
Ramsey, of Republic, Mis-
souri, Wesley Walker, Vir-
gie Abney and Fern Walker,
all of Ozark, Missouri.

The funeral services took
place Saturday, Dec. 15,
2007 at Whitehurst-Powell
Funeral Home, with Rever-
end Raymond Williams offi-
ciating.
Burial took place in
Crowder Chapel, Cemetery
in Mossy Head, FL. White-
hurst-Powell Funeral Home
was entrusted with arrange-
ments.


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From the

Family

of John

Wayne


John Wayne lost a battle with Leukemia,
but won a victory with God.
He was blessed with a loving family
and so many friends.
He was a man's man,
he touched so many lives with
His smiles, laughter, kindness,
leadership and boldness.
Faith, Family & Friends
Believe in them with all your heart.
Thanks to
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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX.,
The staff of Emerald Coast Oncology FWB,
Rev. Lindsey & Carol Martin,
Doyle Alford and Janet Jackson,
Masonic Lodge 225 of Glendale, FL.,
Hajai Shrine Temple, Pensacola, FL.,
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God bless each and everyone
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and memories always
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Burgess.
Drew McKager Burgess of Le-
onia, FL., passed away on Dec.
16, 2007, at the home of his
daughter, in Panama City after a
lengthy illness.
Burgess was born on April 15,
1923, in Leonia, one of 16 chil-
dren,. Of those 16 siblings, all
except Albert, predeceased him
in death. Burgess spent his early
years, and the years from 1968
until his death on the homestead
he was born and raised on.
Burgess is survived by Juanita,
his wife of 64 years; brother,
Albert Burgess; three children
and their spouses, Donnie and
JoAnne Burgess of Tallahassee,
FL, David and Donna Kay Bur-
gess of Leonia, and Paula and
Mike Caswell of Panama City;
seven grandchildren, Gregory
and Kristina Burgess, Keith Cas-
well and Staci Joyner, Shannon
Riley and Patrick Burgess and
Jon Burgess. He was also the
great-grandfather of eight great-
grandchildren.


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Burgess known affection-
ately by his grandchildren as
"Dumpy," was the warmest and
gentlest of men. The deep love
that he inspired in all his family
members was a joy to behold.
He loved his family and the land
he was born on. Nothing brought
him greater pleasure than to
work in his garden and on his
land and share the produce with
all who cared to partake. Burgess
may best be remembered by his
humility. He was a modest man
in a world where there are few
such men. His place in the lives
of those who loved him and held
him dear is truly irreplaceable.
A time of visitation will be held
at 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.
19, 2007 at Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL. 32435.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec.
20, 2007, at Clary-Glenn Fu-
neral Home Chapel. with Revs.
Frank McIntosh and Terry Smith
officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dar-
lington Cemetery.
Those asked to serve as pall-
bearers are as follows: Gregory
Burgess, Shane Joyner, Bob
Wilkerson, Jack Jones, Granvel
Hood and Clyde Hood.
Floral arrangements are being
accepted.
Family and friends may go
online to view obituaries, offer
condolences and sign a guest
book, at www.clary-glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.









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Sports


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007 T


Fisher to take over

Noles 9B


Area high school

sports recap 12B


wSonSSO


Paxton girls thump Central 50-16


By PATRICK CASEY
The Paxton Lady Bobcats
held the Central Jaguars to
five made buckets from the
floor in 32 minutes of play
and Maryllyn Gilbert scored
23 points as Paxton crushed
Central 50-16 in a District
1, Class A game.
The Bobcats, who are 4-0


in district play, struggled
to a 16-9 lead at the half
because neither team could
make any shots from the
floor in the first half of play.
Central, who had only
seven players dressed for
the varsity squad, ran into
foul trouble early in the
third quarter. When the


Jaguars weren't committing
fouls, they were turning the
ball over as they committed
30 turnovers in the game
to go with a measly 5-of-25
shooting from the floor on
the night.
While Paxton didn't have
their best game of the year,


the Bobcats controlled the
tempo and rebounding in
defeating the Jaguars for
the 12th consecutive time.

The game concluded a 4-0
run through the district the
first time around as Rocky
Bayou, Laurel Hill and East
Hill have all been crushed


by the Bobcats the last two
weeks.
Game Notes: Paxton (9-2)
is 21-3 against Central in
the last 24 meetings. Paxton
followed up their win over
Central with a 41-35 road
victory over Baker on Sat-
urday night to run the Bob-,
cats winning streak to eight


straight games this season.
Herb Haddock is in his 11th
season as head coach and
has a 212-71 record while at
the school. Paxton won the
junior varsity contest 30-7 to .
improve to 6-3. Paxton will
host the District 1, Class A
girls tournament January
31-February 2.


South Walton boys fall to P.C.


Bozeman


By PATRICK CASEY
The South Walton Sea-
hawks struggled with poor
shooting in the second half
and could not defend against
an aggressive rebounding


squad from Panama City as
Bozeman captured a 60-40
win over the Seahawks on
Friday night.
South Walton trailed 22-9
after one quarter of play but


rallied to within 28-23 at the
half as Bozeman struggled
from the floor in the second
period. The Bucks shooting
woes didn't carry over to the
second half as. Matt Walker


scored 13 of his 25 points in
the final 16 minutes to help
Bozeman pick up the road
win. When Walker wasn't
doing the damage, center
Kevin Swinney was, as he


tallied 14 points in the paint
on the night.
Bozeman also converted
on 17-of-27 free throws to
keep South Walton behind
by double digits for most of


the second half of play.
South Walton (0-9) got 10
points from Jake Wright but
struggled from the perim-
eter and made only 8-of-18
free throws in the contest.


Walton boys drop Bozeman in soccer 4-3


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton boys soc-
cer team picked up a home
victory last Wednesday as
Beau Rushing scored a pair
of goals and Walton held on


in the final minutes for a 4-3
non-district win over Pana-
ma City Bozeman in a non-
district soccer match.
Walton fell behind 1-0 to


the Bucks in the opening
minute of the game, then
rallied to score four straight
goals and take a 4-1 advan-
tage on a warm December
night. Ricardo Ramirez and


Justin Potts added goals for
the Braves while goalie Ben
Jones recorded six saves
during the match.

The Braves followed the


Bozeman victory with a
win over South Walton on
Friday 2-1 to claim a sweep
over the Seahawks this sea-
son in both district games.
The Braves(4-6-1) will


play their final game before
Christmas on Thursday, De-.
cember 20, when they face
Pine Forest at home at 7:30
p.m. with the junior varsity
contest set for 5:30 p.m.


Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton girls soccer
team will play their last two
games of the regular season
coming out of Christmas
break in early January. The
squad has struggled to a 1-9
record so far this season.
Freeport's boys soccer
team may not have a win,
but they have improved sig-
nificantly this season. The
squad holds an 0-3-3 mark
entering their contest with
P.C. Bozeman on Tuesday
and claimed a 0-0 tie against
Walton in late November.


Danny Blain is doing dou-
ble coaching duty at South
Walton in soccer as the girls
are 4-4-1 heading into their
game with Pensacola Cath-
olic on Tuesday while the
boys are struggling through
injuries to a 2-6 mark with
games left against Pensa-
cola Catholic and Milton be-
fore Christmas.

The South Walton wres-
tling team competed in
Crestview's Dawg Pound
Classic on Saturday with
Howard Young and Ju-
Wayne Tanner posting 5-0


marks to win their weight
divisions. Young captured
the 145-pound class with
Tanner winning the heavy-
weight division as he was
named the Most Outstand-
ing Heavyweight during
the tournament. The Sea-
hawks finished 12th out of
16 teams with Tallahassee
Lincoln capturing the team
title.

The OWC men's basket-
ball team is off until Decem-
Sber 28-29 when the Raiders
will travel to Panama City
to face Georgia Perimeter


and Vincennes. The Raiders
are 13-1 on the season.
The OWC women's bas-
ketball team is off until De-
cember 28 when the Raiders
will travel to Mobile to face
Spring Hill College. The
Lady riderss are 11-2 on
the year., i

South Walton's girls
weightlifting team won the
match at Freeport High
School on December 12 as
they scored 40 points to 36
over Freeport and eight for
Vernon.
Miami Northwestern


captured the Class 6A state
championship with a 41-0
shutout of Orlando Boone.
Miami Northwestern went
to Texas at the beginning
of the season and defeated
Southlake Carroll 29-21 to
break their 49-game 'win-
ning streak, then rolled
through the regular season
in Florida. Northwestern
went 15-0 and may have
had a better team than the
University of Miami and the
Miami Dolphins this sea-
son.
Miami Washington won
the Class 4A title 23-15 over


Ponte Vedra Beach Nease, ,
who defeated Pace 49-48 in
four overtimes the week be-
fore.
Briana Bahr, a senior vol-
leyball players at Pensacola
Tate, signed a scholarship
to play volleyball at the Un i-
\-ersity of Georgia next sea-.
son.
The Walton Middle
School Warriors. basketball
team wrapped up the sea-,
son last week with the sev-
enth-grade squad going 10-0 ;
while the eighth grade team
went 6-5.


Dolphins finally win, but still at all-time low


By CHUCK HINSON
After a 16-game losing
streak, the Miami Dolphins
finally got their first win of
the season when they took
down the Baltimore Ravens
this past Sunday for a 22-16
victory. Even after their
first win since Dec. 10, 2006,
head coach Cam Cameron is
still under fire from fans and
administration because of
the lackluster, 1-14 season
the Dolphins are having.
Miami was finally able to


find a team in worse shape
than they were when Balti-
more came to town, The loss
to Miami was the Ravens
eighth-straight loss, extend-
ing a franchise record.
Miami took their first
lead of the season and of
the game with 1:29 minutes
remaining on the clock in
regulation play. But Balti-
more came back with just
seconds left to tie the game
Matt Stover's 18-yard field
goal tied the game and sent


it into overtime.
The Ravens got the ball
first, but a miscued three-
point attempt by Stover
gave the ball back to Miami,
and Greg Camarillo took
the ball down the field for a
64-yard touchdown and the
Dolphins first win in over a
year.

Owner Wayne Huizenga
has supported Cameron
and made his last public ac-
knowledgement of him and


the team when they were
sitting at 0-7 in October.
Despite still boasting a 1-14
season, he knows his team
will not be setting in monu-
mental records for losses
and the team now has a lit-.
tle fire under them to finish
the season with at least two
more wins.
Huizenga hired Cameron
over at least a dozen other
qaulified applicants, within
just two weeks of the posi-
tion coming open. It was the


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Dec 31, 1 p.m. ESPN2 Humanitarian Fresno State vs Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Fresno St Georga Tech
Dec 311 p.m. CBS Sun I Oregon vs South Florida UF U$F USF
Dec 31,3 p.m. ESPN Music City Florida State vs Kentucky FSU FSU Kentucky__
Dec 31, 5 p.m. NFL Insight Indiana vs Oklahoma State Indiana Oklahoma St Oklahoma St.
Dec 31,8:30 p.m. ESPN Chick-FII-A Auburn vs Clemson Auburn Auburn__ ClemsonFj
Jan 1, 10 a.m. ESPN Outback Tennessee vs Wisconsin Wisconsin Tennessee Wisconsin
Jan 1, 10:30 a.m. FOX Cotton Arkansas vs Missouri Arkansas Arkansas Missouri
Jan 1, Noon CBS Gator Texas Tech vs Vlrginia__ Texas Tech Virginia __ Virginia
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Jan 1f4p.m. ABC Rose USC vs Illinois USC USC USC
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Jan 5, 11 a.m. ESPN2 International Ball State vs Rutgers Ru ers Rutgers Rutgers
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most extensive search for a
head coach since the fran-
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Rodriguez accepts Michigan challenge


By CHUCK HINSON
One by one, the vacant
NCAA head football coach-
ing positions are beginning
to be filled around the coun-
try. The latest to accept the
challenge is Rich Rodriguez
signing on to lead Michigan,
occupying the vacancy left


by Lloyd Carr back in No-
vember.
The Wolverines ended
a month-long search for
Carr's replacement. They
would have preferred hav-
ing one of their own, like
LSU's Les Miles, return to
the home field, but fate had


other plans. He is giving up
coaching at West Virginia_
and moving to Ann Arbor
to take on college football's
winningest program.
The 44-year-old Rodri-
guez built the program to
what it is today at West
Virginia. He also turned


the once-forgotten West Vir-
ginia team into a Big East
powerhouse, winning the
conference championship
this year for the fourth time
in five seasons and going
60-26 overall while a Moun-
taineer.
The 11th-ranked Moun-


taineers who went 10-2 this
season, will play in their
second Bowl Championship
Series game in three sea-
son, but many do not expect
Rodriguez to be on the side-
lines for the final game of
the Mountaineers' season.
They will face Oklahoma in
the Fiesta Bowl.


Rodriguez's contract' at
West Virginia ran until
2013, and had a $4 million
buyout clause if he left be-
fore next September. He
turned down the $12 million
offer to take over Alabama
'last season, after the Moun-
taineers gave him a one-
year contract extension.


Fisher to take over


By CHUCK HINSON
In an unusual press con-
ference held last Tuesday in
Tallahassee, Florida State
head football coach Bobby
Bowden, and FSU president
T.K. Wetherell made the an-
nouncement that o f -
fensive coordinator Jimbo
Fisher will succeed Bowden
in the head coaching posi-
tion someday. He was ref-


ered to as the "head coach in NCAA all-time winningest
waiting." coach, said that he will re-
sign with the Seminoles on
Sounding more like a a year-to-year basis and will
crown prince of Europe be- be returning for this 33rd
ing named successor to the season as the head coach. At
king, Fisher'is in the same 78 years-old, Bowden said
situation, just waiting to get that the decision and the
the nod from the FSU ad- announcement seemed fit-
ministration and the okay ting and gave some stability
from Bowden himself. to a program that over the'
Bowden, who is the past five years has seen the


worst records since Bowden
took over in the '70s.
With three weeks remain-
ing on Bowden's five year
contract with Florida State,
he made just over $2 million
in 2006. But it has not been'
the salary that's, raising
eyebrows, but the fall off in
wins over the past five years
that have focused attention


on the program.
Fisher was paid a reported
$420,000 as offensive coor-
dinator this year at Florida
State. He will be receiving
an additional $200,000 for
wearing the "next-in-line"
cap and once he takes the
position, if for any reason
Wetherell decides to turn to
another coaching option, the
university will have to buy


Fisher out at $2.5 million.
Fisher knows the shoes
he has to fill if and when he
takes over the helm of FSU
football, but said that with
Bowden's 300 wins and long-
time history with the college
and the NCAA, he has much
to learn before taking the
coach's position on the side-
line.


Mitchell reports bring


steroid use to media


By CHUCK HINSON
The Mitchell Report,
spear-headed by former
senator George Mitchell,
has brought the subject of
steroid use and the National
Baseball League to the full
attention of the nation after
months of speculation,. hear-
ings and rumors. In all, 85
current and former players
will now be joining Barry
Bonds on the list and will
now shed light on an ever-
growing problem in the pro-
fessional sports world.
Of these 85, more than a
dozen were linked to alleg-
edly purchasing strength-
enhancing drugs over the
Internet while b_-ing paid as
professional players in the
National Baseball League.


Now the finger is pointed at
the players and commision-
er Bud Selig, and the ques-
tion is asked of what the
next steps are going to be.
It is highly unlikely
that there will be any ac-
tion taken for such conduct
that occurred prior to Sept.
20, 2002, when the man-
agement-union drug policy
began. Making things even
more complicated are the
three different drug policies
that call for three different
penalties.
- Drug penalties covered
2003-04. The second penalty
phase was in 2005.
The .current began in
2006. Add in the Human
Growth Harmone that was
not banned until January of


DID YOU KNOW?
Five Sports Facts
1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their first kickoff re-
turn for a touchdown in the 31-year history of the franchise
against Atlanta on Sunday.
2. LaDainian Tomlinson and Eric Dickerson are the only
two NFL running backs to rush for more than 1,200 yards
in each of their first seven seasons in the league.
3. Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers became the fran-
chise's all-time leading scorer on Sunday in Philadelphia's
10-6 win over Dallas. Akers has scored 884 points with the
Eagles.
4. The Paxton Bobcats boys basketball team is 8-0 for the
first time since the 2000-01 season when they went 9-0 be-
fore losing their first game.
5. Penn State's Joe Paterno will coach his 500th game when
the Nittany Lions face Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl on
December 29.



School Sports


Calendar

Thursday- December 20
Laurel Hill at South Walton Girls 5/6:30 p.m.
Pine Forest at Walton Boys Soccer 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Paxton Girls vs Malone in Cottondale 6 p.m.
Freeport Boys at Rocky Bayou 6/7:30 p.m.
Freeport Girls at Baker 5:30/7 p.m.
Paxton Boys at Walton 6/7:30 p.m. (Live on TV-24)
South Walton at Wewahitchka Wrestling

Friday- December 21
Paxton Girls vs Graceville in Cottondale 3 p.m.
Ruby J. Gainer at Paxton Boys 5 p.m.
South Walton at Walton Boys Soccer 6 p.m.
Walton Boys at Milton 8:30 p.m.

Saturday- December 22
Walton Boys vs Gulf Breeze in Milton 6:30 p.m.
South Walton at Gulf Breeze Wrestling Bash



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2005, and that is enough to
get the lawyers all in a state
of mass confusion.
Bud Selig and the NBL
are expected to review all
findings and even Selieg said
that there needs to be pen-
alties implemented against
those players that had taken
strength-enhancing drugs.
But both sides agree that
the cases of 85 players that
were found guilty on vari-
ous charges need to be more
closely studied to determine
if they continued drug use,
even after the commission,
team managers and owners,
and Selig's office warned
them to stop.
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Basketball
Monday- December 10
PDL Girls 47 Baker 41
Freeport Boys 75 Vernon 63


S Little
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anuary:
ay, Jan. 5, 9-5 p.m.;
', Jan. 6, 2-5 p.m.;
y, Jan. 7, 3-6 p.m.
ay, Jan.12, 9-5 pm.
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[ttleleague.org


Tuesday- December 11
Jay Boys 57 PDL 54
Baker Boys 72 Freeport 62
Freeport Girls 69 Vernon 53
Graceville Def Walton Girls
Walton Boys 59 South Walton 42
South Walton 55 Pens. Catholic Girls 52
Paxton Boys 76 East Hill 35
Paxton Girls 82 East Hill 18


Thursday-
PDL Girls
Baker Girls
Walton Boys
P.C. Arnold
Paxton Girls


December 13
45 Bethlehem 39
48 Freeport 20
66 Crestview 48
59 South Walton Boys 30
50 Central 16


Friday- December 14
PDL Boys 64 Bethlehem 40
Pens. Christian 62 Freeport Boys 56
South Walton 60 P.C. Bozeman Girls 13
P.C. Bozeman 60 South Walton Boys 40
Paxton Boys 66 Laurel Hill 46

Saturday- December 15
Holmes Co. 67 PDL Boys 63
Paxton Girls 41 Baker 35


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Indian culture


The 2nd-grade students
at Maude Saunders were
involved in learning about
various Indian cultures dur-
ing the month of November.
The students enjoyed
making Indian weavings,
pottery, sand paintings, te-
pees, headbands, bracelets,
and drums. The 2nd-graders
learned much more about
the homes and culture of
different kinds of Indians.


At the conclusion of the
unit, each student had an
out-of-class project, which
was to research their fa-
vorite tribe and depict the
Indian home and surround-
ings in a shadowbox. The
students were encouraged
to use various materials
around their home to build
their project. These projects
were displayed at the school
office during November for


other students and parents
to enjoy. The students were
able to share their research
on their chosen tribe in their
class.
This was a very important
activity for students and
parents to share a learning
experience together at home.
The 2nd-grade teachers said
they were pleased with each
child's effort in this project.


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Kiwanis Club students of month


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w\:irld one child at a time.
The. club also heard from
Betty Richards who's topic
\\as Pearl Harbor Dec.7,
1941. -I Was There."
H on:,red as students of the
month for November were:
Nladeblhne Freret from Van
Nt-.- Butler Elementary;
Marv Kate Myrick from
Free-port Elementary; Ryan
Hinme from Maude Saun-
ders Elementary; Julianne


Henderson from Paxton
Elementary; Cierra Prater
from West DeFuniak El-
ementary; Jonathan Chee
from Emerald Coast Middle;
Kara Griffith from Freeport
Middle, Celeste Rachels
from Walton Middle, and
Morgan Bodie from Paxton
Middle.
The students were also
given goodie bags from local
businesses.


THE DEF 'NLXK SPRINGS Klu'ants Club's Students of the month shown left to right
bachl, ar.: Mar, Kat.: Mric:l.. Jonathan Chee, and Kara Griffith. Left to right, front: Ryan
Hin-.s. Johan,: H n.n-drso-n. Cierra Proter. Not pictured: Madeline Freret, Celeste Rachels,
and M.rgan,, Bohdi


Freeport Elementary

kindergarten edible

wonders


At Freeport Elementary
School on Monday, Dec.
17, Heather Grahn's kin-
dergarten class constructed
mouth-watering, sugary de-
lights. With the help of their
teacher and volunteers, the
children each made their
: very own gingerbread house
complete with all the trim-
mings.
g. All of the scrumptious


houses were as unique as
the youngsters that created
them. Of course, part of the
fun was munching and eat-
ing their way through the
process.
These busy students pro-
duced some beautiful gin-
gerbread houses that will be
good to the last bite. Merry
Christmas!


*JESSICA -JENKINS graduated from Florida State
S'nii.rsity on Dec. 15. SI'w maord in hlterature, with a
minor in psychology. Slh is the daughter of Ralph and
, ancy vJen hi ks. DEFunitak Spi inis.


Paxton Dixie Youth

Baseball

SIX YEAR OLDS CAN PLAY IN PITCHING MACHINE!
(PLAYER MUST TRY-OUT)

THERE WILL BE A DIVISION FOR 13 14 YEAR
OLDS WITHIN THE LEAGUE THIS YEAR!
NO LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED
REGISTRATION DATES:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 12, & 19
REGISTRATION TIMES:
9:00 AM 2:00 PM
REGISTRATION LOCATION:
PAXTON AG BUILDING
REGISTRATION PRICE:
$35 FOR ONE PLAYER, & $30 FOR EACH ADDITION-
AL PLAYER IN A FAMILY
PLEASE BRING.A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S BIRTH
CERTIFICATE & PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD SO
THEIR UNIFORMS WILL PROPERLY FIT.
A CHILD CAN PLAY IF TURNING 4 YEARS OLD ON
OR BEFORE MAY 1, 2008
OR
A CHILD CAN PLAY IF TURNING 15 YEARS OLD
AFTER MAY 1, 2008
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE
ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING REGISTRA-
TION, PLEASE CONTACT LEAGUE PRESIDENT,
CHRISTA MERRIFIELD-MITCHELL @ 850-978-2973
OR LEAGUE SECRETARY, MARIE CARROLL @
850-859-9929, .....


Holiday

donating

safety

tips
To help everyone enjoy
this holiday season as much
as possible and to remind
everyone safety is impor-
tant, the Walton County
Sheriffs Office recommends
the following holiday safety
tips:
Confine charitable giv-
ing to reputable established
organizations, preferably
those with a local branch.
Beware of strangers for
any reason. At this time of
year, "con-artists" may try
various methods of distract-
ing a person with the inten-
tion of taking their money or
belongings.
If a person has a funny
feeling about any particular
organization, they should
get a business card or bro-
chure and research them for
themselves.
Visit the website, http://
www.waltonso.org, for more
important safety tips for
this holiday season.


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League Sponsors Team Sponsors
Coaches Umpires
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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
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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Area high school sports recap
Areahighschol sprts eca


By CHUCK HINSON
Dec. 10
Girls basketball
Ponce de Leon 47, Baker
41: In a close game, it took
Ponce de Leon to rally in the
fourth quarter and put up
14 points, to pull ahead of
the Baker Lady Gators.
Jennifer Grant led the
scoring drive for PdL with
14 points.
Other scorers for Ponce
de Leon included Hillary
Harper with 8 points; Mag-
gie Wright, 7; Channing
Hammond and Brooke
Johnson with 6 points each;
Gypsy Griffin, 4; and Ashlee
Parsaon with 2 points.
Scores per quarter:
BHS 9 12 14 6
- 41
PdL 12 15 6 14
47

Boys basketball
Freeport 75, Vernon
63: Johnny McCormick
led the scoring drive for the
Bulldogs with 25 points,
while Alex Newkirk and
Jamey Goddin each scored
16 points.
After trailing by two
points in the first period of
play, they stormed back in
the second quarter and put
28 points on the board.
Other scorers for Free-
port included Aaron Knight
with 10 points; and Logan
Wilburn with 8 points.
Scores per quarter:
VHS 15 17 15 16
- 63
FHS 13 28 20 14
- 75

Dec. 11
Girl's basketball
Paxton 82, East Hill 18: Erin
Walker led the scoring drive
for the Lady Bobcats with
17 points, as they destroyed
East Hill. Paxton Aed 40-10
before halftime.
Other Paxton scorers in-
cluded Emmalee Infinger
and Vikki Pepper with 14
points each; Maryllyn Gil-
bert, 10; Krysten Cuchen.,.
9; Aubrey Anderson, 8; and
Katie Kinkey and Laura An-


derson with 4 points each.
Scores per quarter:
PHS 25 15 19 23
- 82
EHHS 0 10 1 7
- 18

South Walton 55,
Pensacola 52: In a close
District 1-3SA game, the
Lady Seahawks held on to
a three-point win to take
down the reigning district
leader. Tiffany Snider had a
game-high 25 points for the
Seahawks.
Other scorers for South
Walton included Taylor
Griffith with 18 points; Ar-
acely Garcia, 6; Shereka
Bramlett, 4; and Julie Wil-
liamson with 2 points.
Scores per quarter:
PHS 15 10 15 12
- 52
SWHS 16 13 15 11
- 55

Freeport 69, Vernon
53: Lora King led the scor-
ing drive for the Lady Bull-
dogs with 19 points, while
Lora King added another
15 points Nicole Dykes had
13 points and 12 assists on
their way to a District 1-2A
win.
The win came after a rally
in the first and third quar-
ters where Freeport totaled
47 points.
Other Freeport scorers
included Judy Frost with
7 points; Dannica Mosher,
Curstin Buford and Nikki
Blalock with 4 points each;
and Joslyn King with 1
point.
Scores per quarter:
VHS 8 24 8 13
- 53
FHS 21 13 26 9
- 69

Boys basketball
Paxton 76, East Hill
35: Paxton put up 33
points in the first quarter
and racked up a 20-point
lead before the halftime
buzzer to win the District
1-A match-up.
Shaq Jackson led the


scoring drive for the Bobcats
with 24 points.
Other Paxton scorers in-
cluded Zack Vickers with 15
points; Demetrius Moore,
12; Coby Forehand, 9; Blake
Zessin, 7; Dan Geoghagan,
4; Michael Smith, 3; and
Tyler Garrett with 2 points.
Scores per quarter:
PHS 33 14 19 10
- 76
EHHS 12 9 6 8
- 35

Walton 59, South
Walton 42: Shadier
Roehm scored a game-high
20 points for the Braves as
they beat intracounty rival,
South Walton. Jon Blank
led the scoring drive for the
Seahawks with 11 points.
Other scorers for South
Walton includedChris Da-
vies with 8 points; Shane
Seeger, 6; Jeff Farhood,


5; Jordan Colson with 3
points.
Other scorers for Wal-
ton included Tarrell Bram-
let with 19 points; Craig
Brooks, 6; Dylan Laird, 5;
Isaac Jackson, 3; and James
Towery, Justin Chrishon
and Aaron Timmons with 2
points each.
Scores per quarter:
WHS 24 12 7 16
- 59
SWHS 8 6 13 15
- 42

Dec. 13
Girls basketball
Baker 48, Freeport
20: It came down to costly
errors for the Lady Bull-
dogs as they were unable to
get more than four points
a quarter, until the final
quarter; against Baker. The
Lady Gators outscored Free-


FREEPORT'S NIKKI BLALOCK sets the ball and gets
ready to fire one in for another two points. The Lady Bull-
dogs beat Vernon, 69-53.-


port 30-13 in the second half
of the District 1-2A game.
Nicole Dykes had the
game-high score for the
Lady Bulldogs with nine
points. Chelsea .Combest
led the scoring for Baker
with 11 points and three,
three-pointers in the final
quarter.
Other scorers for Freeport


include Joslyn Knig with 3
points and Judy Frost, Nik-
ki Blalock, Kaycee Jones
and Curstin Buford with 2
points each.
Scores per quarter:
BHS 16 2 12 18
- 48
FHS 3 4 4 10
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Baker player, on her way to scoring two more points for the
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MOSQUTO
BOARD
LOOKS TO
FUTURE
No director, one
commissioner ar-
rested, but high
hopes remain. 2-C



JUSTICE
COMES TO
COURTHOUSE
Florida Supreme
Court justice at-
tends reception. 1-A



SCHOOL
DISTRICT
NEARING
7,000
STUDENTS
Some stay, some
move and some just
drop out. 1-A



FATALITY
ON CLYDE
B. WELLS
BRIDGE
Brave son tries to
save mother from
sinking car. 7-A



BCC ROLL
CALL
What they voted
on, and how. 2-C


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EXPO II
Spotlights
native fuels.


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at the beach. 14-C.






Building in Driftwood



subdivision halted


By DOTTY NIST
Due to a finding by the
Walton County Planning De-
partment that "final infra-
structure was never signed
off on by the engineering
department," according to
Greg Graham, county engi-
neer, building permits are
currently not available for
Driftwood Estates phases II
B and C.
Existing homeowners
in Driftwood Estates had
come to the Dec. 11 Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners meeting to
repeat their call for a mora-
torium on building permits


in the new interior phases
of the subdivision. Storm-
water drainage problems
have been longstanding in
this arrowhead-shaped resi-
dential 'development north
of Sandestin. Residents
have urged for no additional
building until these prob-
lems can be solved.
Neighborhood spokes-
man Alan Osborne stated,
as .he has repeatedly, that
the drainage infrastructure
"wasn't completed per the
requirements" before build-
ing began in the interior.
Graham said he was not
alleging that regarding the


interior, but that the work
didn't receive a final in-
spection to verify whether
"the improvements are con-
structed properly."
Graham said, "It's under
evaluation currently."
Pat Blackshear, county di-
rector of planning and de-
velopment, noted that the
discrepancy happened many
years ago "long before my
time" with the planning de-
partment. "We'll get to the
bottom of this problem," she
pledged.
District 5 Commissioner
Cindy Meadows commented
that a final inspection was


apparently never requested
by the developer. "There
is work still to be done out
there," Meadows noted. She
added that no moratorium is
necessary because "they're
not supposed to be able to
pull a building permit until
this has been done."
Mike Burke, county legal
counsel, agreed. "It's an ad-
ministrative issue," he said.
Graham said county per-
sonnel planned to do evalu-
ations and surveys in the
subdivision on Thursday,
make up a "punch list" of
any work to be completed,
and then "take appropriate
steps."


Polishing a jewel in the crown


2007 FARM
FAMILY OF
THE YEAR
County Extension
Service names Prid-
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By JACK ELLIOT
One of the Emerald
Coast's best kept secrets is
Eden Gardens, a real jewel
in the crown of Florida's
State Parks. Eden Gardens
is located near Point Wash-
ington on Tucker Bayou in
Walton County off U.S. 98,
15 miles east of Panama
City Beach, then north on
CR-395. The park preserves
the historic Wesley Mansion
in a setting of massively-
spreading, moss-draped,
live oaks, and is surrounded


by superb azalea, camellia,
rose, and fern gardens.
The original mansion,
built over 100 years ago
by lumber baron William
Henry Wesley, was in a sad
state of disrepair when pur-
chased and extensively ren-
ovated by Lois Maxon in the
1960s. Maxon then donated
to it the state in 1968. By
1990, again long-neglected
with the buildings lapsing
into a state of disrepair and
the once magnificent gar-
dens overgrown and gone


wild, this jewel was badly
tarnished.
Maintaining an estate of
this complexity with its re-
flecting pool, extensive gar-
dens, and aging structures
- is a daunting and expen-
sive task. Although some
may expect government to
care for such treasures, the
scarce resources, bureaucra-
cies, and rotating staff are
often a less than satisfac-
tory solution.
The Friends of Eden
formed in 1994 as a


501-C.3, a not-for-profit
community support orga-
nization, a member of the
Friends of Florida State
Parks came to the rescue.
Spearheaded by founder
Joan Thomas, Friends of
Eden has grown into a small
army of dedicated volun-
teers. Together they have
wrested the grounds of the
old estate back from the wil-
derness to its former mag-
nificent state of a southern
See JEWEL 13-C


CHARLIE BURKE, a
South Walton Mosquito
Control District Commis-
sioner, was officially sus-
pended from office through
an executive order of Gov.
Charlie Crist on Thursday.
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Burke
By DOTTY NIST
South Walton Mosquito
Control District (SWMCD)
Commissioner Gregory
Charles, "Charlie" Burke
was suspended from public
office by a Dec. 13 executive
order of Florida Gov. Char-
lie Crist.
Burke was arrested on
Dec. 4 by Brad Trusty, an
investigator for the State
Attorney, First Judicial Cir-
cuit. He is free on his own
recognizance pending a tri-
al, charged with a third de-
gree felony.
The State Attorney's Of-
fice charges that Burke sub-
mitted a false statement to
the Walton County Super-
visor of Elections swearing
that he was a resident of
Walton County. The state al-
leges that he is and has been
a resident of Bay County in-
stead. Burke has repeatedly
denied this allegation since
it was first raised by SWM-
CD Chair John Magee last
summer. Burke was elected
to his post in 2006.
The governor's executive
order reads, in part, "it is
in the best interest of the
residents of Walton County,
and the citizens of the State
of Florida, that Gregory
Charles Burke be immedi-
ately suspended from the
public office that he now
holds..."
In addition to ordering
Burke's suspension, the gov-
ernor's order also prohibits
the SWMCD commissioner
from "performing any offi-
cial act, duty or function of
public office; from receiving
any pay or allowance; and
from being entitled to any
of the emoluments or privi-
leges of public office during
the period of this suspen-
sion, which period shall be
from today, until a further
Executive Order is issued,
or as otherwise provided by
law."
SWMCD commissioners
earn approximately $4,800
per year in connection with
their public service. There
are currently just three
SWMCD commissioners,
but expansion to a five-
commissioner board is being
considered.
Burke did not return a
call requesting comment
for this article. His trial
is scheduled for Jan. 22 in
Walton County.


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Roll Call

Walton County Board of County County Commis-
sioners (BCC) Dec. 11 regular meeting

A yes vote was to approve the motion.

Presentations by two firms, Signtech and Archi-
tectural Graphics and Design, who had submitted pro-
posals for fabrication and installation of wayfinding signs
for CR-30A and the Timpoochee bicycle-pedestrian trail, a
project for which a total of $150,000 had been estimated,
with one-third of funding to come from the tourist devel-
opment council, one-third from recreational plat fees, and
one-third from deobligation of other accounts.
Motion by Meadows to have the budget committee ne-
gotiate with Signtech, a local company that had indicated
the ability to complete and install the signs by spring 2008,
to see what portion of the work would be possible for the
estimated amount. Signtech had bid $40,000 in excess of
the estimated amount, while Architectural Graphics and
Design, an out-of-area company, had bid $162,700 for the
total project but could not complete and install the signs
possibly until summer 2008.
The motion was approved unanimously: Brannon-
yes; Comander-yes; Meadows-yes; Jones-yes; Prid-
gen-yes.

Request by Aaron Warren of county Public Works
for direction regarding the need to replace the county's solid
waste management transfer station.
Motion by Meadows to approve an emergency resolu-
tion to replace the station outside of the normal RFP pro-
cess, due to the existence of a dangerous situation.
The motion was approved 3-2: Comander-yes;
Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Brannon-no; Jones-no.

After review of proposed licensing agreement for
post-Hurricane Dennis beachfront coastal armoring struc-
tures encroaching onto county property, motion by Pridgen
to approve the agreement language.
The motion was approved unanimously.

Request by John Makar for 20-foot-wide easement
in the area of the county borrow pit for accessing his prop-
erty near Deer Trail Road.
A motion for approval by Pridgen carried unani-
mously.

Staff recommendation for penalty of 30-day suspen-
sion of county vehicle use in connection with charge of vio-
lation of county vehicle use policy by Kris Titus. *
A motion by Brannon to approve the sanction car-
ried unanimously.

Request by Patsy Mall for approval of a small-scale
amendment to reclassify three platted subdivision lots at
the southeast corner of Gulfview Heights Street and CR-
30A from NPA-Residential Preservation to. Infill.
A motion for approval by Brannon failed 3-2: Bran-
non-yes; Pridgen-yes; Comander-no; Jones-no; Mead-
ows-no, resulting in denial of the request.

Request by Maureen Johnson for approval of a
small-scale amendment o change' 9.03 acres in the Alliga-
tor Point area, about 525 feet south of the Choctawhatchee
Bay and on the west side of CR-393, (Coastal High Hazard
Zone property) from Conservation Residential one dwelling
per 2.5 acres to Conservation Residential two dwelling per
acre.
A motion by Meadows to deny carried 5-0, result-
ing in denial of the request.

Request by Robert McGill Jr. and Robert McGill
III for approval of a small-scale amendment to change 9.03
acres about one-quarter mile west of the Hemlock Drive/
U.S. 331 intersection from Estate Residential to Urban
Residential.
A motion for approval by Pridgen carried 4-1:
Brannon-yes; Comander-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-
yes; Jones-no.

Request by HSH Properties for approval of a small-
scale amendment to change 3.40 acres on the east side of
U.S. 331, approximately 500 feet north of Ebbwood Drive,
from Estate Residential to Commercial.
A motion for approval by Pridgen carried unani-
mously.,

Approved with all ayes were: a coastal building zone
ordinance amending the county land development code
to comply with existing state statute with regard to wind
speed lines and construction in wind-borne debris regions;
an affordable housing ordinance providing for modified de-
sign regulations and increased density for affordable hous-
ing projects; a one-year extension of the development order
for Serenity at the Gulf; an amended final order for Para-
dise Point resulting from a circuit court order, reducing the
development from 86 townhomes on 23 acres to 50 single-
family units, requiring the use of pilings and reducing fill
to a minimal level; and a small-scale amendment changing
a 7.67-acre saw mill property in the Cowford area from ag-
ricultural to commercial land use.

Request by Peter Wooley for approval of a small-scale
amendment to change 5.13 acres about 260 feet west of W.
Rattlesnake Trail and 660 feet north of West Shore ,Drive,
Inlet Beach, from Conservation Residential two dwellings
per acre to Neighborhood Planning Area-Infill.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried unani-
mously; however, only 0.3 acres of the county's state-allot-
ted acreage for small-scale amendments remained, so only
that amount of the property could be authorized for land
use change at this time.


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THE WALTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION held its last meeting of 2007 on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the South',
Walton Courthouse Annex. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)




Planning Commission


passes ordinances


By JEFFREY POWELL
The Walton County Plan-
ning Commission unani-
mously passed two ordi-
nances on what was to be
their last meeting of 2007.
The December 13 meet-
ing was sparsely attended,
but those who did show up
voiced their opinions.
The first item of the
evening was an ordinance
amending section 2.03.02 of
the land development code
eliminating the require-
ment that neighborhood
plans be adopted as compre-
hensive plan amendments;
adding a requirement for
neighborhood plans to be
incorporated into the land
development code as over-
lay districts; providing for
severability; and providing
for an effective date.
This ordinance, in ef-
fect, is a way for people in
a specific area to have-a say
in what is to be developed


in their neighborhood. The
majority of the opinions
were for the ordinance, but
some debate followed as to
the percentage of citizens
agreeing to a proposal was.
questioned. After some dis-
cussion, Assistant Plan-
ning Manager Lois LaSeur
suggested that the issue be
tabled to research the issue,
but Commissioner Tom Pat-'
ton objected. "We have al-
ready addressed this issue
and heard testimony several
times," Patton said.
"If the county intends to
have neighborhood plans,
it should involve a, rea-
sonable percentage," said
Anita Page. "I'm not sure
this needs to be voted on to-
night."
The Planning Commis-
sion instructed interim
county attorney Michael
Burke to set the citizen ap-
proval percentage at 75 per-'
cent, with some adjustments


to the language in the ordi-
nance.
Commissioner Patton
then made a motion to ap-
prove the ordinance with
said changes and the motion
was passed unanimously.
The second item to be
heard was an ordinance of
Walton County, providing
for authority; adding chap-.
ter .15 titled "Inappropri-
ate Discharge Detection
and Elimination into Storm-
water System" to the MS4;


establishing regulations for
contributions of pollutants
by stormwater discharge by';,
any users, and to prohibit
inappropriate connections to '
the MS4; resolving conflict-
ing provisions; determining
severability; and setting an.
effective date.
"Please adopt this and
find the funds to enforce it,"
LaSeur said.

The ordinance 'was' the
unanimously approved.


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he South Walton County
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move forward despite the
recent arrest of one of their
commissioners and the lack
of a director.
On Dec. 4, Commissioner
Charlie Burke was arrested
for allegedly not residing in
the district he serves. Burke
has commented that the al-
legations are unfounded and
that he will be cleared of the
charges. He is set to go to
trial on Jan. 22.
"We are going to oper-
ate as a two man board for
the time being," said Chair-
man John Magee. "On Dec.
13, Governor Crist signed
an executive order indicat-
ing that Mr. Burke would
not be an active member of
this board until the case is
settled."
Some questions had
arisen concerning decisions
made by Burke if, in fact,
he is found guilty. "I am
under the impression that
decisions made prior to Mr.
Burkes arrest will stand,"
Magee said. As for the direc-
tor's vacancy, Magee said
the board is moving forward
to fill the position in a timely
manner and have narrowed
the search to two individu-
als.
"Both of the individuals
being looked at are highly
qualified," said Magee. "They
are perfect candidates." The
board is hoping to have a di-
rector chosen by the Jan. 3
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"Having a five-member
board will help eliminate
lack of quorum issues,"
said board attorney Allan
Ramey. "Studies show that
five-member boards are
more effective and efficient,
plus the board will get more
input with the addition of
more commissioners."
Chairman Magee has in-
dicated that he is leaning
toward the five-man board
but Commissioner Crawford
is against the idea, at least
temporarily. "I do not think
we have the money to ex-
pand the board now," Craw-
ford said.
In the new year, Chair-
man Magee will hand over
the chairmanship to Com-
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who is happy to be looking
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Christ-
mas gift
buying
and are you ready
for Christmas in
less than a week?
Do you have the
final list from
everyone you are
buying a gift for all
compiled? If not,
here are a few
suggestions that
are said to be the
big sellers for this
year's gifts.

Before anyone else can be
considered, the little ones
probably turned in their
Christmas list to you, or
have been hinting around
for more than a year, of
what they want Santa to
leave under the tree.
Hopefully these suggestions
are already wrapped, and
ready for Christmas
morning.
Like every year toys top
the list. This year, there are
three items that stores are
saying they cannot keep
stocked.
For the girls, the Singing
Hanna Montana in Concert
doll is flying off the shelves.
The real performer is
selling concerts out across
the nation and now her life-
like doll is doing the same
at $19.99.
For the boys, the top-
selling item is the Eyeclops
Handheld Bionic Eye.
Nothing more than a large
scale magnifying glass, can
be carried around and
children can see images up
to 200 times larger.
The toy, which has been
called a great learning tool,
is sold at retail for $49.99
and requires batteries.
For the little tyke in your
life, the Squawking McCaw
Parrot is the toy to keep
them entertained for hours.
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children age three and


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*Trisha Yearwood,
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*Ringling Bros.
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*"Annie," Jan.
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hundreds of words in the
memory to provide endless
conversation for the young
ones at any age.
The toy retails for $59.99
and does require batteries.
For the teenagers, it is all
about electronics. This year,
more so than cell phones,
since nearly every teenager
already has one in their
back pocket, is an iPod.
This little battery-operated
music box ranges from $75
- $200 depending on the
memory size and model and
can store and play
hundreds of their favorite
songs.
Despite the iPod being on
the list for your teenager,
millions of adults have
them and wear them at
work since they are small
and are barely visible. But
the electronic craze
continues further than that
with adult gift buying.
Millions of music lovers
who already own the iPod
and the laptop, the tune-
playing cell phone,
sometimes just want the
sound of music to be heard
from their car stereo or
home stereo. Where there is
a need, there is always a
gift to fill it.
That is where XM and
Sirius radio comes in to
play for the music
afficianados.
From dance, rock,
country and folk, to
classical, big band, sports
and talk radio, it can be
found, usually commercial
free and can be listened to
in areas where there is no
radio signal.
Despite most of the new
vehicles from 2005 until
present, that come with XM
and Sirius already
installed, millions still
want that same sound to be
carried into their place of
business or their home.
There are units that can be
transferred from one bay to
another and only charge a


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purchasing
one of the two
radios, they
will average
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$ 2 5 0
depending on the upgrade,
style and capabilities of the
unit. The price also
depends on whether it will
be stationary, or can be
carried to other XM/Sirius
ports.
Still with music, this
season's hottest selling C.D.
is Josh Groban's Noel,
$19.99. The hottest selling
item, sorry adults, is
Hannah Montana, selling
for around $21.99.
For the corporate gift-
giving, consider the sex
and/or religion of the
person you are giving to for
the holidays. Almost
everyone that works in the
office, shares a cubical,
meets at the watercooler or
sits in during a budget and
marketing meetings, drinks
coffee.
Like the universal word
Love, so is the aroma of
coffee brewing in the break
room. One of the top items
this year is, bags. of coffee,
coffee mugs and gift cards.
Starbucks and other
coffee companies even have
ready made gift bags and
boxes for that person on
your list that has to have a
cup of java before facing the
world. It is a nice way to
say "your special," "I
appreciate you," or "I'm
glad to have you on my
team."

Now there are the staple
Christmas gifts, tools,
jewelry, clothes, cars, etc.,
that are always going to
make it on the list. There
will always be that
constant worry about
whether or not you got the
perfect present.
With all the confusion
and hustle and bustle of the
holidays, make it easier on
everyone and pick up that
gift card. If you don't mind
letting them know how
much you are spending on
them, then it is the
ultimate way to say, "I love
you, now go get what you
want!"


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, art shows, 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.
Florida Chautauqua Assembly: The annual event returns Jan. 31 Feb. 3 and will
take place at various locations throughout DeFuniak Springs. Events include the Florida
Symphony and Orchestra, the Farmer's Opry, the Civil WAr re-enactors nd other
exhibits and lectures.
For more information, call 892-7613.
2008 Seabreeze Jazz Festival: The annual event returns to Gulf Place and
celebrates their 10 year anniversary on the Emerald Coast, April 17-20. Four days of
smooth jazz music from some the nation's top Grammy award-winning artists will be on
hand throughout the weekend, combined with more than 50 artisans and vendors.
Tickets for the festival are now on sale by calling WSBZ at 267-3279 or by logging on to
www.wsbz.com.


Send your
Arts & AT THE
Entertainment


News
to
dfsherald@gmail.com
or
fax: 892-2270


Crestview Cinema 3
NorthviewPlaza, Crestview,
682-3201
I Am Legend (PG-13)
Alvin/Chipmunks(PG)

Twin Cities
1047 E. John Sims Pkwv.',
678-3815
Alvin/
Chipmunks(PG) Enchanted
(PG)
The Golden Compass (PG-,
13)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr.,
Destin, 337-8777
This Christmas (PG-13)
Hitman (R)
August Rush (PG)
No Country For Old Men


CRESTVIEW CINEMA III
RECORDING 682-3201
JPN PRODUCTIONS
NATIONAL TREASURE:
BOOK OF SECRETS (PG)


I AM LEGEND ,.o


ALVIN AND THE
CHIPMUNKS (PG)
FRIDAY ATURDAY & SUNDAY
YUAY1 040
WED -THURS 1:0b, 400,6.30
SCHEDULE STARTS
FRIDAY, DEC 21st
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(R)
Awake (R)
Enchanted (PG)
Mr. Magnum (PG)
I Am Legend ( PG-13)
The Perfect Holiday (PG)
Alvin/Chipmunks (PG)
Fred Claus (PG)


Destin Cinema 10
759 E. Hwy. 98, Destin,
654-2992
Enchanted (PG)
I Am Legend (PG-13)
Alvin/Chipmunks (PG)
The Perfect Holiday (PG)
Fred Claus (PG)
Bee Movie (PG)
American Gangster (R)
Heartbreak Kid (R)
Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)


NICEVILLE TWIN
CITIES CINEMA
RECOP OING .76-. 38 15
jF-N PRODUCE TIONS, S
NATIONAL TREASURE:
BOOK OF SECRETS (PG)
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
1'00, 4:00, 7.00
MONDAY 1:00, 4:00
TUESDAY 4:00, 7:00
WED.-THURS. 1.00 4:00,7:00
ALVIN AND THE
CHIPMUNKS (pc,
F I > II 4 I 3 3

SCHEDULE STARTS
FRIDAY, DEC. 21st
Adults $7.00 Matinee $5.00
Child & Seniors $5.00
www.twincitiescinema2.com


.. .

OWC PRESENTS TEDDY ROOSEVELT & The
Treasure of USRA Major, Jan. 17 at the OWC
Performing Arts Center Co-Sponsored by the White
House Historical Association and the Kennedy
Center for Young Audiences, the touring production
will have two performances.
Por more information and ticket reservations, call
the 0 WC box office at 729-6000.


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"Growing With America'


TRE
S .BROKERS


Michelin
Goodyear
Passenger
Truck
OTR


NATIONAL
TIRE
BROKERS
CORP
829 Highway 90 West
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Tires, Brakes,
Alignments & Auto Service
850-892-5191
1-800-252-2888


ONE MAN AND A TRACTOR



SPECIALIZING IN SMALL JOBS
LANDSCAPING BUSHHOGGING
LIGHT LAND CLEARING DRIVEWAYS
FREE ESTIMATES
850-585-9189 OR 850-865-0159
Scott and Heather Marshall


4m!~


TAYLOR Pu


Air Conditioning & Electrical Incorporated


Sales, Service & Installation
(850) 892-3955


684 North 9th Street
DeFuniak Springs
FL 32433


THOMAS HICKS
-, LANDSCAPING, INC.
Specializing in:
Site Work, Installation & Maintenance
Irrigation & Paver Design & Landscape
Office (850) 267-0202 Fax (850) 267-9414
Nextel 186*116*8646


11-1Q


James Hessler Construction, LLC C ARTER'S


Residential Contractor
Home Maintenance And Repair
Additions Remodels Restorations
Custom Home Upgrades
Windows Electrical Plumbing & More

:850) 951-3109 (850) 892-2241


LLic #RR282811441


jhessbuild@yahoo.cot


3 UBCONTRACTI

I INC.


Eddie Carter, Contractor
Licensed & Insured
RR282811537


New Construction
I' Remodel
Home Inspections
NG Construction
Management Services
Tractor Services
Roofing


SBlon A. Carter, Roofing Contractor
Licensed & Insured
RC29027355


585-5111 892-6259 333-1358


TELEPHONE WIRING & REPAIR
Over 40 Years Professional Wiring Experience


Ph. (850)


Call the Professionals ..
836-8822 Cell (850) 333-0146


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Or Advertising Information...
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We Cover Walton County with offices located in both North & S
The DeFuniak Springs Herald
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(850) 892-3232 Fax: 892-2270
E-mail: dfsherald@gmail.com
The Beach Breeze
4401 Hwy. 98 East Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850)231-0918 Fax:231-0928
email:breeze@dfsi.net


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The My Safe Florida Home Program is administered by the
Department of Financial Services. The program helps Floridians
identify how they can strengthen their homes and reduces the over-
all potential for hurricane damage in our slate. To achieve this goal.
the program offers eligible homeowners a free home inspection by
trained and certified hurricane mitgation inspectors. Homeowners
who receive these inspections also have the opportunity to apply for
a matching grant of up to $5,000 to make recommended improve-
ments. To schedule a free home inspection please call 850-951-
8251 or register on line at www.mysafefloridahome.com and enter
cnrd G-017


VO'S TAILORING (850)'Y2 :6466
Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority
S931 US Hwy 331 S., DFS


TAYLORSA/C& ELECTRIC IC
LIC'S RM0048225
RG00048207-ER00015 892-3955
AMERICAN AIR SYSTEMS LLC
Reliability, Comfort & Performance.
LIC. RA0064836 892-2804


PLATTS APPLIANCE REPAIR
4410 US HWY 90 W
892-4670


Quality Furniture Depression Glass
Fine China Sterling & More.
Southebys Antiques,DeFuniak Springs.
Buy.SellConsign 892-6292


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


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


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


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


RANDEL'S BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS
892-1011 (PD 1-1-05)


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


RV SITE,
WATER, ELECTRIC, SEWER, CABLE
892-7229
*---5- --- S
HICK'S CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623
NEW LOOK CLEANING COMPANY
JOHN & TOBY STONE, OWNERS
LIC. FREE EST. 892-4573 OR 259-5856


OKALOOSA WALTON CHILD CARE
HRS & UNITED WAY
892-8560 .



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


Construction WE SPECIALIZE IN
SMALLER JOBS. HAULING, BACKHOE
WORK, DRIVES. ETC. LAWRENCE & SON
892-3873
CARTER'S SUBCONTRACTING, INC.
Lic. & Ins. New Construction & Remodel.
(850) 892-6259, 585-5111 RR282811537
J.P. TRUCKING
FILL.DIRT, CLAY, 20 YARDS $180
546-7001 ipdth 9-20-08)


BRYAN'S CRANE SERVICE, LLC.
NEED A LIFT? CALL BRYAN & HIS 38
TON CRANE. 850-892-6004/685-8822


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



PRIVATE STUDIO LESSONS, FULL
DRUM SET, AGES 10+. 25 YRS. EXP.
CALL RAY CYR 231-3199 S.R.B.
(Pd thru 3/13/08)


BARLEY'S UTILITY SERVICES
1943 U.S. 90 EAST, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS (850) 892-3299
(pd thru 6-15-0B)


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


TILE & WOOD INSTALLATION
PERSONALIZED IN-HOME SERVICE
TOMMY 892-9736 LARRY 892-4316


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

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


PATRIOT CONSTRUCTION LLC ..
for all your carpentry needs. Lic. & Ins;.
Free Estimates. Call Tom 850-585-5489.
thru 12.19
VANN CARPENTRY & HOME REPAIR:,
BIG & SMALL JOBS, MOBILE HOME'
REPAIR, ADD ONS, PATIOS/PORCHES.
LIC. & INS.
CELL 217-0261


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


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


RODNEY'S LAWN SERVICE
Free Estimates, Total Lawn Maint., Winter
Rye Seed, Bushhog, 10+ Years Serving
Walton Co. 850-834-3925, 850-974-6972
JOHNSON'S LAWN SERVICE
GENERAL CLEAN UP/REASONABLE
Openings in Mossy Head. (850) 834-2200
SMART CARE LAWN SERVICE
FULL SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES.
ON LINE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
892-5756
www.smartlawnservice.com
BEAR CREEK CREATIVE SERVICES -
Landscaping, Lawn Maint., Tractor Work,
Land Clearing, Fencing, Lic. & Ins.
892-4423 OR 865-2848



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


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


STORE-RITE STORAGE
NORTH OF TOM THUMB HWY. 83
892-3334 OR 7100
THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE
HWY 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (CTFN)
A-1 MINI STORAGE
1154 US HWY 90 W
DFS (850) 892-4677 (CTFN)
BURKES STORAGE SOLUTIONS
428 W. HWY. 90, DFS, FL
892-2214 (CTFN)



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


PIANO/KEYBOARD LESSONS. Private
Studio Lessons All Age.1 '17 Yrs. Exp.
Call Lisa Cyr 231-3199 S.R.B.


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


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


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


JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


BARLEY'S UTILITY SERVICES, 1943
U.S. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs. Back-
flow Preventer Covers, (850) 892-3299
(pd-6-15-08)








AD


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


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


SOUTHERN ROOFING
ALL TYPES RE-ROOFS & REPAIRS
LIC. #CCC058016 956-4325
CARTER'S SUBCONTRACTING, INC.
892-6259 585-5111 333-1358
RR282811537 RC29027355



SLAY'S SALVAGE
WE BUY JUNK CARS & TRUCKS
(850) 956-2870 (pd-2-13-08)


WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.
835-3356


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


JOHNSON SURVEYING
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326


BARBER'S TREE SERVICE
Free Est. TRACTOR & TREE SERVICE.
(850) 956-2676, 1-866-848-6651
McDONALD TREE SERVICE
BUCKET TRUCK & STUMP GRINDING
LIC. & INS. (850) 892-7380

ADVERTISE
HERE!
3 Lines*
$10 per month
892-3232


'ERTISE


DANNY TAYLOR
President


Your BUSINESS





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This Business & Service Directory

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


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
drawers, "Painted Cottage
Furniture" teapots, cookie jars,
cups/saucers, (vintage hats,
gloves, purses,) depression
glass, jewelry, 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
CHEST FREEZER-$250
Gold's Gym treadmill. Loaded.
$575. 892-5509/685-7074. 2tp
12/20-12/27
HAY FOR SALE. Mossy Head
well fertilize, Tifton 85, Coastal,
Bahia. Large rolls. $35. Cell
954-802-0700/951-0809. 8tp 12/
20-/2/7
Central air condition unit
for trailer. $200. 333-7323. tfp
ATV 1997 KAWASAKI. 400
4x4 Automatic $2,000. Great
Cond. 892-5284. ltp 12/20
HOMLITE GENERATOR. 8.5
horsepower. 951-0805. 2tp 12/
13-12/20

PECANS FOR SALE: Elliott -
$1.50/lb.; Stuart and Seedlings -
$1.00/lb. Call 850-834-2121. 3tp
12/13-12/27
FOR SALE-BREAKFAST
SET. 42" round table and 6
chairs. Wood tops, iron legs.
$100. picture available. 834-
4905. 2tp 12/13-12/20
LARGE COMBINATION safe
preferably. Double doors (but
single Ok) that weighs at least.
400 lbs and is fireproof. 419-
3893. 4tp 12/20-1/10.
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

SEASON SPLIT oak firewood.
Delivery available. 850-326-
5351. 2tp 12/20-12/27
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


NOW LEASING


MINI-WAREHOUSES
1504 US HWY 90 W

For Reservations or Info
Call 892-3612



HALLMARK
PORTABLE BUILDINGS



Km


Factory Direct
Prices
Easy Payments

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


Christmas gifts for teachers, Open 7 days a week. 9 am 6 LITE self contained travel great condition, no dents or Rushing at 850-401-1537. tfc
family, etc. Please call for pm. Fri. & Sat. 8 am to 8 pm. trailer camper. Elect tongue dings, aluminum rims, MSD 12/6
scents available and prices, Sun. 10 5 pm. 334-858-8102. jack and sway control. Sleeps ignition and Edelbrock intake
850-892-5348. 2tp 12/13-12/20 www.warehousemarketmall.com six. Only used twice. MSRP manifold Motor needs DO YOU NEED SOMEONE
price. $21,675. Asking $14,500. rebuilding. $700 OBO. Call Ben to wrap last minutes gifts. Call
PECANS FOR SALE BAND SAW LUMBER Cut Phone 850-836-5152 or 850- at 865-2953. tfc 11/1 1-850-892-5175. 1tp 12/20
BY DEE WATSON any size you want. PINE 326-4668. 6tp 12/13-1/17


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
fertilized, home grown sweet
potatoes & Satsumas. 850-834-
2000. 4tp 11/30-12/20
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.
*EX-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,
keyboards, components, and
parts. 892-2811. ftfc 6/14
WAREHOUSE MARKET
MALL & FLEA MARKET-
Antiques, Trash & Treasures.
32,000 square feet, 50+
vendors & growing. 23380 Fifth
Ave (main) Street, Florala, AL.

BRAND'S ATTIC
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
Chipley- 638-8183

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


STRAW Square bales. $3.50.
Delivered-. Call 850-333-0877.
Leave message. tfc 4/6
FILL DIRT, clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway
material. All delivered.
Spreading available. Driveways
built. Anything hauled. REDS
HAUL'N. 892-0503

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 clearing jobs.
Free estimates 892-3873.

PETSIPETS
SUPPLIES
MUST SELL Beautiful
registered 3 year old fawn pugs.
Paid $1,500 for sweetest
female. Paid $600 for funniest
male. Will sell for $800. OBO. 1-
850-892-5175.
ltp 12/20

TRAVEL
TRAILERSIRV'S
2007 26FT CHEROKEE


FARM
EQUIPMENT
4030 John Deere tractor
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-Owner manual for a
2005 Ford Escape XLT. V6-
4door SUV. 837-3428. 1tp 12/
20
WANTED: LARGE
COMBINATION SAFE-
preferably doubledoors, (but
single Ok) that weighs at least
400 lbs. and is fireproof. 419-
3983. 4tp 12/20-1/10


AUTO
1975 4-DR/CREW
PICKUP. w/454-Engine
like a tank. $1,300. Call
835-2163. tfc 7/27


CAB
runs
(850)


86 FORD MUSTANG FT
HATCHBACK, no rust, body in


NEW 150cc SCOOTERS

A -w


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
Any Competitor's
Written
Estimate On
6" Gutters,
Fax (850) 835-4859


COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL
LICENSED ~ INSURED

CALL PAUL
Phone (850) 259-9093
PO Box 992 Freeport, FL 32439


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


Bonifay Florida


Tri States Leader in Barn Kit and Deck Kit Sales Since 1997
PANHANDLE LUMBER & SUPPLY
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
'" .4 al.Tusscs

ightEngineerepra ing
linedd Roofitg. Aailab
Iitid Roo gA ailab Deck Kits Available
.;. outh- LINC 8'xl0'$259,
"m" 6'x8' $179
rl J* .;...-: .4., '- : 12'x16' $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"x16' Lap Siding $8.99


1995 CHEVY CONVERSION
VAN. 4.3/V6 motor, TV & VCR,
$1,500 or best 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

2007 CHRYSLER SEBRING.
Take over payments. Call 850-
401-4465. 1tp 12/20.

BOATS & BOAT
SUPPLIES
RHINO Boats Joe's Motor
Service, Inc., Hartford, AL 334-
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
MANY SERVICES offered,
typing, caregiver, child care
(days and evenings) pet sitting.
Reasonable rates. 850-292-
0791. 1tp 12/20
ODD JOBS-PLUMBING,
ELECTRIC, carpentry,
painting, siding, etc. Call Paul


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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
PREMIUM LAWN
SERVICES 850-419-9164. 1
time or every time. Mow, cut,
edge light/clean-up hauling. tfc
11/8 15 wds
"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,
trimi, floors and more. Call Scott
@ 850-333-1464. 4tp11/29-12/
20

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UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
No court appearance. Including
children, property,, missing
spouse. 1-877-244-2230
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Store. Mondays-Saturdays at
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STORE for details or stop by
449 North 12th during office
hours. Mon-Fri. tfc

RV/MOBILE HOME
LOTS
FOR RENT

RVIMOBILE lots for rent
includes garbage, water, snow
plowing provided. 892-2157/
205-441-0464. 2tp 12/20-12/27

COMMERCIAL
BUILDING
FOR RENT
COMMERCIAL bldg located at
27 S. 7th St, next to New-Tel
Communication. CH/A with
1,400 sq. ft. of space with
windows front. Call 892-2662 or
865-9382. tfc 12/17. 26wds

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


RENT
2 BEDROOMIIBATH Mobile
home. $500 per month with
$200 deposit. Older model
mobile home, but nice and cute
with screened in front porch
and back porch. Just off of Girl
Scout Rd. Close to Hwy.90
Mossy Head area. Lawn
service included in rent. HUD
is welcome. 850-865-1062. 4tc
12/20-1/10

FOR RENT-2BRI2BA Mobile
and 2 Br/1Ba. apt. Call 951-
2859. Leave message. 1tp 12/
20

2BDIIBA UNFURNISHED
APARTMENT for rent. $400/
month. $400/deposit. Call 850-
892-6155. tfc 12/20

3 BEDROOMI2 FULL BATH
beautiful mobile home. Central
heat/air, side-by-side
refrigerator, built-in microwave
and dishwasher. Lawn service
is included in rent, so you'll
never have to worry about
cutting the grass. Mossy Head
area. HUD is OK. Located in
nice quiet neighborhood. $600
per month with $400 deposit.
Won't last long so call today.
850-865-1062. 4tc 12/20-1/10

3BDI2BA DOUBLEWIDE in
Mossy Head. $700/month. 850-
837-0323 4tp 12/2041,p


frig with washer/dryer hook up.
Its clean and ready for you-
Located at 339 E Main. Call
Ellen at 892-2662 or cell 428-
4527. 31wds tfc 12/20

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

LARGE-1BD. APT. 2 walk-in
closets. Garden size hot tubs.
Fenced back yard. Facing lake
at 592 Baldwin Ave. in
DeFuniak Springs. Some
utilities furnished. 892-5995/
850-5.85-4114. tfc 12/13

TWO DOUBLE WIDE trailers
in excellent condition for sale or
rent in the DeFuniak springs
area. For further information,
please call 850-951-1151. 2tc
12/20-12/27

RENT TO OWN MOBILE
HOMES. As low as $285 per
month. 2 and' 3 bedroom
available. Recorded details &
directions. 850-419-0254. tfc 12/
20

FOR RENT-COUNTRY Living
mobile home w/addition and
porches. Very nice. 892-4554.
Leave message. 5tp 12/20-1/17

3BDI1BA 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

LAKEFRONT- 2+1, older
singlewide on Kings Lake,
central air, dock, $475/mo, 1st +
deposit. (850)892-0601. Itc 12/
20


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. tfc 12/7. 23wds

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

DFS-Rent Short Term 2/2
Fully Furnished -Clean Mobile
on beautiful acreage. C/A/H -
decks. $750 a month. 850-859-
0188 or 239-682-2094. tfc 12/20


CHARMING SPLIT LEVEL 3 DFS-2/2 Clean and Spacious
bd/1 5 bath CH/A -stove, and mobile C/H/Awith large deck on


lovely acreage @ $700 per
month. 850-859-0188 or 239-
682-2094. tfc 12/20

MOBILE HOME FOR
RENT16x80 bedroom. No
animals 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

2BDI1BA UNFURNISHED
apartment for rent. $400/month.
$400/deposit. Call (850)892-
6155. tfc 12/20

2BDI1BA 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

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

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

2 BDRM/2BATH 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.
Total electric. 825-F Martin Rd.
No pets. $550 mo & $550 SD.
892-2979/978-0414. tfc 12/13

FREEPORT 3bd/1ba on paved


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road on wa
Electric stove
$500 deposit.
6

(TWO)-2BDII
HOME First &
Oakwood Hills
Lane. 892-6398

PAX
3Bd/lba Hous
5187. tfc 11/22


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007 ,
ter with dock. NICE 1 BD APT. for rent. 859- 39wds
& ref. $700 rent 2321. tfc 11/15
892-5784. tfc 12/ NEW THIS WEEK:
NICE TRAILERS FOR DOUBLEWIDE MH. Clean no
RENT- in Ponce de Leon. pets. $450/dep $600/mnth.
BA MOBILE Quiet, clean family atmosphere. 892-2387/865-7864. tfc 11/8
, Last & SD 1 in Appliances included. No pets.
and 1 on Donna HUD approved. No smoking. HILLTOP TERRACE APTS.
8. tfc 11/30 Background checks and 600 N. 4th St., Florala, AL.
references required. First Affordable housing for the
XTON months rent plus damage elderly. 1 bdrm, center. heat &
.e for rent. 834- deposit. 2 and 3 bedroom rent. air. stove refrigerator, free
$425-$550. A six months lease laundry facilities, planned
is required. To [nauire call activities Based on, incom


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. 836-4442
or 951-3349. tfc 12/13

NICE 3BDI2BA 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 utilities, No
HUD/pets. $525/'no+dep. 850-
892-4740 or 850-259-1720. 2tc
12/13-12/20

3BR/2BA Lake Juniper Brick
home, washer/dryer, partial
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
montih/1 year lease. Available
Dec. 1. Call 850-570-3961. tfc
11/22


johndanilow. com
for select north Walton listings
broker-associate of 30-A Realty
PRIME ACREAGE/GOOb LOTS
& IT'S A BUYER'S MARKET


Phone: 850-217-8104


Colleen at (850)830-7026
between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. tfc
11/29 52wds

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
appreciated. 892-0157. tfc 8/30-


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LIKE NEW HOME
(R-1603) Like new 3 BR/2 BA home located on
large lot just north of Hwy. 90. Home includes
large open living room, great master suite, 2 car
garage plus privacy fenced back yard. Call today
for appointment.
$186,000


GREAT HOME
(R-1551) Great 3 BR home on large .78 acre lot
close to town. This home has been updated with
new custom cabinets, solid surface countertops,
appliances, flooring and more. Additional land
available. Priced to move...
$179,900


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WATERFRONT ACREAGE
(R-1606) 8 acres with 400 ft. of waterfront on
Shoal River. Includes a 1,024 sq. ft. cabin, built on
pilings. Wrap deck, dock on river, fenced. This is a
must see...
$299,999


GREAT HOME
(R-1593) Great 3 BR brick home close to town on
1.3 acres. This home has recently been renovated
and almost everything in this home is new. This
home is located on a paved road and the property
has nice large trees. The yard is beautifully
landscaped and partially fenced This is the house
you've been looking for!
$149,900


LUUNIKT LIVINGU
R- 1562, 3 1 acres, Mossy Head area 3 BR/2 BA
manufactured home with' living room, family room,
fireplace, 12x16 deck, 2 utility buildings one with
electricity and water. Property is cleared near
home with back wooded. Nice creek.
$209,000


JUNIPER LAKE
(L-1059) Four adjoining lots, city water available,
paved street, 1/2 acre each, Juniper Lake
waterview. Reduced...
$39,900 each


PONCE DE LEON,
(R-1471) Over 2,000 SF brick home built in 2000
located on 2+ acres complete with a private fish
pond. 2 BR/2 BA spacious living/dining room plus
family room. Features ceramic tile, laminate floor,
wainscoting. Deck and 2 car garage. Needs some
interior work.
$112,900


REDUCED HOME
(R-1575) Great open floor plan located just
minutes to town and to 1-10. This 3 BR/2 BA home
offers a large open kitchen overlooking the living
room. The master suile includes a large walk in
,:los separate sh.:wer and irge t.alh The horna
has been greatly ,e.oraled and Ine decor and
paint is wonderful. This home is ready io move
your furniture in. Home includes level lot, front
porch, one car. garage and top of the line
appliances.
$172,000


(A-1351) 14 acres located in the Paxton area.
Paved road frontage. City water available.
Pasture, creek, woodlands.
$77,000


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(R-1536) Brick home well maintained 2 BR/1
1BA. Includes sun porch plus 11x15 screened
porch ceramic tile and laminate wood floors.
Privacy fence. New central air and heat.
$99,500


(R-1567) Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA manufactured home
on 5 acres north of DeFuniak Springs. 1632 SF,
huge 14x6'x16' kitchen with breakfast bar for 6,
pantry garden tub & separate shower in master
plus 688 SF of deck. All fenced. Long private
driveway.
$115,000


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NEED FOUR BEDROOMS?
(R-1557) Just what you're looking forl Great 4 BR/
2 BA home just west of town, nice appliances,
perfect location, paved road, 1/2 acre lot, 1500
SF, still available to pick colors! Super buy for
brand newly
$149,900


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


BASIN BAYOU WATERFRONT
(L-1456) 1.15 acres with over 700 ft. on the water.
300 ft. fronting Hwy. 20 and has all utilities in
place. Includes small cabin with bathroom addition
and outside shower, A/C unit installed. Large
screened porch overlooking water. Dock and boat
ramp for easy access to bay.
$295,000


271 US Hwy 20 E, Suite D
Freeport, FL 32439
Phone (850) 880-6109
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Sally R. Merrifield
Broker, Owner
850-865-0640


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Broker, Owner
850-865-2541


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


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


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BEST HOME ON MARKET
(R-1609) Just listed 3 BR/2 BA home located
north of Hwy. 90. Like new with tons of upgrades.
Home offers split floor plan, 2 car garage, all
appliances, and upgraded flooring.
ONLY..
$169,900


JUST REDUCED
(R-1564) Beautiful 17 acre farm with a 3 BR/2 BA
brick home. Great 1664 SF home with large open
floor plan, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, custom
kitchen and much more, Enjoy sitting atop the hill
at your oversized front porch watching the horse
in the pasture. This is the place for you!!!
$299,900


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Action Realty Inc.
859-2888.

*$108,000-10 ACRES-
pasture & wooded with creek,
fenced, turkey, deer, recently
surveyed. Approx. 30 minutes
to Eglin AFB. Please don't
overlook this one.

o200 LANCELOT RD.
$115,000. 3/2 Manufactured
home. Appr. 1,500 sq. ft. 1 car
garage, city water & well,
septic, woodburning fireplace.

*PRICED REDUCED -
MOTIVATED SELLER. 4.8
acres. $39,500 on Bob Sikes.
Convenient located to DFS,
Crestview, and Eglin AFB.

EASY TERMS-NO BANK
QUALIFYING. Homes
available. Rent to own, Lease
purchase, Owner finance.
Recorded details & directions.
800-935-4817. tfc 12/20

FOR SALE BY OWNER,
owner financing-one acre plus
older mobile home. Needs
work, off King Lake Blvd. 850-
333-7073. 1tp 12/20

LAKE FRONT HOME.
DeFuniak Springs, fL. Custom
built brick. 3 bd/2ba brick. 110
ft on main lake at Ten Lake
Estates. Reduced price. $280K.
850-859-2026. 3tp 12/20-1/3

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

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

HOUSE FOR SALE
New bayfront cypress home.
High profile in South Walton.
1.8 M. 699-1024. tfc 12/13

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
carpet, 1 acre lot- 06Fair of
Franck St.. & Dvorck. 154
Franrk- 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
Estate. 850-624-5095, 850-230-
4574. 8tp 11/30-1/17

AFFORDABLE- Quality,
energy efficient homes by Jay
Terrell just West of DeFuniak
Springs, and ready for you!
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

EMPLOYMENT
CARPENTERS-$14-$16
hour.
Ficarra Builders has been
building distinctive homes in S.
Walton for over 20 years. We
are looking for experience
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(frame-trim-form). We offer
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
TO BE VOTED ON JANUARY
29, 2008
NOTICE OF ELECTION

1, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of
State of the State of Florida, do
hereby give notice that an election
will be held in each county in
Florida, on January 29, 2008, for
the ratification or rejection of a
proposed revision to the
constitution of the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3, 4,
AND 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS;
LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX
ASSESSMENTS

Ballot Summary:
This revision proposes changes to
the State Constitution relating to
property taxation. With respect to
homestead property, this revision:
(1) 'increases the hoaiestead
exemption except for school district
taxes and (2) allows homestead
property owners to transfer up To
$500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes
benefits, to their next homestead.
With respect to nonhomestead
property, this revision (3) provides a
$25,000 exemption for tangible
personal property and (4) limits
assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except
for school district taxes.

In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the
homestead exemption by
exempting the assessed value
between $50,000 and $75,000. This
exemption does not apply to school
district taxes.
(2) Provides for the
transfer of accumulated Save-Our-


30AT


Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to
transfer their Save-Our-Homes
benefit to a new homestead within 1
year and not more than 2 years
after relinquishing their previous
homestead; except, if this revision
is approved by the electors in
January of 2008 and if the new
homestead is established on
January 1, 2008, the previous
homestead must have been
relinquished in 2007. If the new
homestead has a higher just value
than the previous one, the
accumulated benefit can be
transferred; if the new homestead
has a lower just value, the amount
of benefit transferred will be
reduced. The transferred benefit
may not exceed $500,000. This'
provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an
exemption from property taxes of
$25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This
provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment
increases for specified
nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be
assessed at just value following an
improvement, as defined by general
law, and may be assessed at just
value following a change of
ownership or control if provided by
general law. This,limitation does not
apply to school district taxes. This
limitation is repealed effective
January 1, 2019, unless renewed
by a vote of the electors in the
general election held in 2018.

Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete
language on the homestead
exemption when it was less thah
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly
to property taxes levied by all local
governments.
b. Provides for
homestead exemptions to be
repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for
assessment of homesteads "at less
than just value" rather than as
currently provided "at a specified
percentage"of just value.
c. Schedules the changes
to take effect upon approval by the
electors and operate retroactively to
January 1, 2008, if approved in a
special election held on January 29,
2008, or to take effect January 1,
2009, if approved in the general
election held in November of 2008.
The limitation on annual
assessment increases for specified
real property shall first apply to the
2009 tax roll if this revision is
approved in a special election held
on January 29, 2008, or shall first
apply to the 2010 tax roll if this
revision is approved in the general
election held in November of 2008.

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 3. Taxes;
exemptions.--
tai All propenv owne-d by
a mnunicipalivy and used exclusively
by it for municipal or public
purposes shall be exempt from
taxation. A municipality, owning
property outside the municipality,
may be required by general law to
make payment to the taxing unit in
which the property is located. Such
portions of .property as are used
predominantly for educational,
literary, scientific, religious or
charitable 'purposes may be
exempted by general law from
taxation.
(b) There shall be exempt
from taxation, cumulatively, to every
head of a family residing in this
state, household goods and
personal effects to the value fixed
by general law, not less than one
thousand dollars, and to every
widow or widower or person who is


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for more than 20 years

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blind or totally and permanently
disabled, property to the value fixed
by general law not less than five
hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or
municipality may, for the purpose of
its respective tax levy and subject to
the provisions of this subsection and
general law, grant community and
economic development ad valorem
tax exemptions to new businesses
and expansions of existing
businesses, as defined by general
law. Such an exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality, and only after
the electors of the county or
municipality voting on such question
in a referendum authorize the
county or municipality to adopt such
ordinances. An exemption so
granted shall apply to improvements
to real property made by or for the
use of a new business and
improvements to real property
related to the expansion of an
existing business and shall also
apply to tangible personal property
of such new business and tangible
personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business.
The amount or limits of the amount
of such exemption shall be specified
by general law. The period of time
for
which such exemption may be
granted to a new business or
expansion of an existing business
shall be determined by general law.
The authority to grant such
exemption shall expire ten years
from the date of 'approval by the


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electors of the county or
municipality, and may be renewable
by referendum as provided by
general law.
(d) By general law and
subject to conditions specified
therein, there may be granted an ad
valorem tax exemption to a
renewable energy source device
and to real property on which such
device is installed and operated, to
the value fixed by general law not to
exceed the original cost of the
device, and for the period of time
fixed by general law not to exceed
ten years.
(e) Any county or
municipality may, for the purpose of
its respective tax levy and subject to
the provisions of this subsection and
general law, grant historic
preservation ad valorem tax
exemptions to owners of historic
properties. This exemption may be
granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality. The amount
or limits of the amount of this
exemption and the requirements for
eligible properties must be specified
by general law. The period of time
for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be
determined by general law.
(f) By general law and
subject to conditions specified
therein, twenty-five thousand dollars


of the ass
sunhinect to t


I value of property
le personal property


tax shall be exempt from ad valorem
taxation.
I SECTION 4. Taxation;
assessments.--By general law


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regulations shall be prescribed
which shall secure a just valuation
of all property for ad valorem
taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land
producing high water recharge to
Florida's aquifers, or land used
exclusively' for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be
classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of
character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general
law tangible personal property held
for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for taxation
at a specified percentage of its
value, may be classified for tax
purposes, or may be: exempted
from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to
a homestead exemption under
Section 6 of this Article shall have
their homestead assessed at just
value as of January 1 of the year
following the effective date of this
amendment. This assessment shall
change only as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject
to this provision shall be changed
annually on January 1st of each
year; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed the
lower of the following:

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a. Three percent (3%) of
the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in
the Consumer Price Index for all
urban consumers, U.S. City
Average, all items 1967=100, or
successor reports for the preceding
calendar year as initially reported
by the United States Department of
Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After any change of
ownership, as provided by general
law, homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of
January 1 of the following year,
unless the provisions of paragraph
(8) apply. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.
(4) New homestead
property shall be assessed at just
value as of January 1st of the year
following the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of
paragraph(8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided
herein.
(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
homestead property shall be
assessed as provided for by
general law; provided, however,
after the adjustment for any
change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a
termination of homestead status,
the property shall be assessed as
provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this
amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment
shall be held unconstitutional by
any court of competent jurisdiction,
the
decision of such court shall not
affect or impair any remaining
provisions of this amendment.
(8)a. A person who
establishes a new homestead as of


a homestead exemption
t to Section 6 of this Article
nuary 1 of either of the two
nmediately preceding the
hment of the new


than just value. If this revision is
approved in January of 2008, a
person who establishes a new


is
horr


to the lesser of $500,000 or the
difference between the just value
and the assessed value of the prior
homestead as of January 1 of the
year in which the prior homestead
was abandoned. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as
provided herein.
2. If the just value of the
new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of
January 1 of the year in which the
prior homestead was abandoned,
the assessed value of the new
homestead shall be equal to the
just value of the new homestead
divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the
assessed value of the prior
homestead. However, if the
difference between the just value of
the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new
homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater
than $500,000, the assessed value
of the new homestead shall be
increased so that the difference
between the just value and the
assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be


pr- ... .
paragraph to


application of this
property owned by


assessment limitations set forth in
subsections (a) through (c) shall
change only as provided in this
subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment
provided by law; but those changes
in assessments shall not exceed
ten percent (10%) of the
assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall
exceed just value.
(3) After a change of
ownership or control, as defined by
general law, including any change
of ownership of a legal entity that
owns the propertv, such property


shall be assess(
of the next


1 at just value as
assessment date.


Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(4) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law:
however, after the adjustment for
any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(g) For all levies other
than school district levies.
assessments of real property that is
not subject to the assessment
limitations set forth in subsections
(a) through (c) and (f) shall change
only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment
provided by law: but those changes
in assessments shall not exceed
ten percent (10%) of the


Vr LI Ea Oi t u I 1 J pr e rTy ,JI I D
assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a
qualifying improvement, as defined
by general law, is made to such
property. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in
this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as
defined by general law, including
any change of ownership of the
legal entity that owns the property.
Thereafter, such property shall be
assessed as provided in this
subsection.
'(5) Changes, additions,
reductions, or improvements to
such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law:
however, after the adjustment for
any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided in this


I to have the new
assessed at less than


on January 1. 2007. The assessed
value of the newly established
homestead shall be determined as
follows:
1. If the just value of the
new homestead is greater than or


n IumIeIteu aso u aiiuaS


imestead


value of the new homestead shall
be :the just value of the new
homestead minus an amount equal


property, as defined by general law,
Which contains nine units or fewer
and which is not subject to the


permanent residence of the owner,
or another legally or naturally
dependent upon the owner, shall be
exempt from taxation thereon,
except assessments for special
benefits, up to the assessed
valuation of twenty-five five-
throusand dollars and for all Ievies


action 4 by a state agency
designated by general law. This
subsection shall stand repealed on
the effective date of any


amen101I uIICIi lto s tioi 1 4 w I II
ror. nc66s- sm '"O


ad pope ty
koe of its ijus


at a specified
I mau IA


other than school district levies on L(ce) By general law and
the assessed valuation greater than subject to conditions specified
fifty thousand dollars and up to therein, the Legislature may provide
seventy-five thousand dollars, upon to renters, who are permanent
establishment of right thereto in the residents, ad valorem tax relief on
manner prescribed by law. The real all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad
estate may be held by legal or valorem tax relief shall be in the
equitable title, by the entireties, form and amount established by
jointly, in common, as a general law.
condominium, or indirectly by stock .(df)-The legislature may,
ownership or membership by general law, allow counties or
representing the owner's or municipalities, for the purpose of
member's proprietary interest in a their respective tax levies and
corporation owning a fee or a subject to the provisions of general
leasehold initially in excess of law, to grant an additional
ninety-eight years. The exemption homestead tax exemption not
shall not apply with respect to any exceeding fifty thousand dollars to
assessment roll until such roll is first any person who has the legal or
determined to be in compliance with equitable title to real estate and
the provisions of section 4 by a maintains thereon the permanent
state agency designated by general residence of the owner and who
law. This exemption is repealed on has attained age sixty-five and
the effective date of any whose household income, as
amendment to this Article which defined by general law, does not
provides for the 'assessment of exceed twenty thousand dollars.
homestead property at less than The general law must allow
just value, counties and municipalities to grant
(b) Not more than one, this additional exemption, within the
exemption shall be allowed any limits prescribed in this subsection,
individual or family unit or with by ordinance adopted in the
respect to any residential unit. No manner prescribed by general law,
exemption shall exceed the value of and must provide for the periodic
the real estate assessable to the adjustment of the income limitation
owner or, in case of ownership prescribed in this subsection for
through stock or membership in a changes in the cost of living.
corporation, the value of the ie)(0) Each veteran who
proportion which the interest in the is age 65 or older who is partially or
corporation bears.to the assessed totally permanently disabled shall
value of the property. receive a discount from the amount
(c) By general law and of the ad valorem tax otherwise
oubjoot to oonditionc cpooifiod owed on homestead property the
thoroin, tho oxomption chall bo veteran owns and resides in if the
inoroaood to a total of twenty fivo disability was combat related, the
thousand dollars of tho acoocood veteran was a resident of this state
valuo of tho roal state for coach at the time of entering the military
school district Icvy. By gcncral law service of the United States, and
and cubjoot to oonditiono cpooifiod the veteran was honorably
thoroin, tho oxomption for all othor discharged upon separation from
lovioo may bo inoroacod up to an military service. The discount shall
amount not cxceeding tcn thousand be in a percentage equal to the
dollar of tho acooocod valuc of the percentage ,of the veteran's
roal catatc if the owncr has attained permanent, service-connected
agc aixty fivc or ia totally and disability as determined by the
pormanontly dioablod and if the United States Department of
ownor ic not ontitlod to tho Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the
oxomption provided in cubooction discount granted by this subsection,
-(4). an applicant must submit to the.
(d) By gonoral law and county property appraiser, by March
oubjoot to oonditiono apocificd 1, proof of residency at the time of
thoroin, tho oxomption hall bc entering military service, an official
inoroacod to a total of tho following letter from the United States
amount of accocood valuo of roal Department of Veterans Affairs
estate for each lovy other than stating the percentage of the
thoce of school districts: fifteen veteran's serviceconnected
thousand dollar with reopoot to disability and such evidence that
1980 aceescmontc; twenty reasonably identifies the disability
thousand. dollars with respect to as combat related, and a copy of
1081 aooooomonto; twenty fivo the veteran's honorable discharge.
thousand dollar with rocpoot to If the property appraiser denies the
accocementc for 1982 and oaoh request for a discount, the
yoar thoroaftor. Howovor, cuoh appraiser must notify the applicant
increase hall not apply with in writing of the reasons for the
rocpoot to any acooccmont roll until denial, and the veteran may
cuoh roll io firot dotorminod :to bo.in. reapply. The Legislature may, by,
compliance with the provi3ion3 of general law, waive the annual


PAGE 9-C
application requirement in
subsequent years. This subsection
shall take effect December 7, 2006,
is self-executing, and does not
require implementing legislation.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 27. Property
tax exemptions and limitations on
property tax assessments.--The
amendments to Sections 3. 4. and
6 of Article VII. providing a $25.000
exemption for tangible personal
property, providing an additional
$25,000 homestead exemption.
authorizing transfer of the accrued
benefit from the limitations on the
assessment of homestead


nron~ertv and this section, if


us emitted to the ele s


state for approval or rejection at a
special election authorized by law
to be held on January 29, 2008,
shall take effect upon approval by
the electors and shall operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, or.
if submitted to the electors of this
state for approval or rejection at the
next general election, shall take
effect January 1 of the year
following such general election.


Article VII create


ions (f)
?ating a


increases for specified real
property, shall take effect upon
approval of the electors and shall


January 1. 2009. if approve
special election held on


2010. if approve
election held in


at a
nuary


at the general
member of 2008.


January 1. 2019: how'
legislature shall by joint


. the
lution


the repeal of subsections (f) and


y), WIIIUII ; 511C U sUUII
electors of this state for


oval or


2018 and, if approved, shall take
effect January 1. 2019.


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DRIVE PHASE II"


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
reconstruction 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 project, The estimated
time frame for construction of the
project will begin February 2008
with construction completion in May
2008. Please refer to the
construction specifications and
plans for additional details
regarding the project.

*AII bidders/proposers must
be present at the designated
start time of any pre-bid
conference and must remain
until the conference is
adjourned. The County will
not accept bidslproposals
from any bidderlproposer
arriving after the designated
start time as listed in the
Invitation to Bids or Request
Proposal or departing prior to
the adjournment of the pre-bid
conference.*

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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)IJcopies must
be submilled in a sealed envelope
or pacl'.ag.e, 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
improvements, 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.

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

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code
Enforcement Board has been
cancelled 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 cancellation is due to no
Cases 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
official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting, a written request by a
physically handicapped person to
attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007,-


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 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
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, DeFjniak 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.

/s/ Robert E. McClellan, Jr.
Personal Representative

/s/ E. Allan Ramey
Ramey & Bytell
Attorneys at Law
1250 Circle Drive
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
(850) 892-2108
Fla. Bar No. 128994
Attorney for Personal
Representative

3tc: December 6, 13, 20, 2007
306H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
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:
/s/ Clayton J.M. Adkinson
Florida Bar No. 171651
Adkinson Law Firm, LLC
Post Office Box 1207
DeFuriiak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5195

Person Giving Notice
/s/ Betty Grimm
90 Serenity Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32433

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
316H

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,
devisees, 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

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


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30 acres of the Southwest
quarter of the Southeast
quarter of Section 32,
Township 1 South, Range 18
West, Walton County, Florida;
thence North 8851'34" West
100.00 feet; thence North
0051'48" East, 682.00 feet to
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thence South 44001'26" West,
263.09 feet; thence South
0244'42" East, 60.00 feet;
thence North 8002'43" 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 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,
2008
321 H

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


COASTAL
BANK,


COMMUNITY


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

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 day of
December, 2007.



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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
BANK,


COMMUNITY


Plaintiff,

vs.

DANIEL EDWARDS,

Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 6,
2007, an edentered 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
plaintiff, 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,

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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
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the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following described
property:

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

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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 -B'
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 '
number of 07-CA-000587.

WITNESS my hand and official -1''
seal of this Honorable'Court this
6th day of December, 2007.

Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Sharla 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

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


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
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the WALTON
County Courthouse at 850-892-
8133, 1-800-955-877-1 (TDD) -or.4-
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,


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,
2 0 0. 7
326H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06CA533

COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SUSAN HART-VESSEL AIK/A
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
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 571.
East US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (850) 892-8115 prior to
such proceeding.

Dated this 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
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:


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
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 571
East US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (850) 892-8115 prior to
such proceeding.

Dated this 5th day of December,
2007.

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

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
328H

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
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:

EXHIBIT "A"

COMMENCE AT A POINT 338
FEET WEST OF THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST 114 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 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
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 571
East US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (850) 892-8115 prior to


such proceeding.

Dated this 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
WASHINGT JN 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,
devisees, 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:

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 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
Defendant(s), if deceased or whose
last known addresses are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose Mortgage
covering the following real and
personal 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 & Hoseh,
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,
otherwise 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,
telephone (850) 892-8115, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding. 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
1s/ 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
following 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.

MARTHAINGLE
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
needing 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
332H

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

CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SEBASTIAN N. CZAJKOWSKI
AIKIA
SEBASTIAN CZAJKOWSKI, et
al,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

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

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described
property:

LOT 3, DRIFTWOOD ESTATES
PHASE 1B, BEING A PORTION
OF SECTION 11, 12, 13 & 14,
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
21 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT RECORDED IN


PLAT BOOK 16, PAGES 20
AND 20 A-D, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49TH
STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 on or
before 1/11/08, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the
(Please publish in THE HERALD
BREEZE) and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a


PAGE 11-C
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint.

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

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

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Tina Potts
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 13, 20, 2007
333H

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 properties
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 Springs, Walton County,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th
day of January,20,08.

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

PLAINTIFF

VS.

PHILLIP A. JONES, ET AL.

DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated 11-
30-2007 entered in Civil Case No.
07 CA 000626 of the Judicial Circuit
in and for WALTON County, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash AT THE FRONT
LOBBY OF THE SECOND FLOOR
WALTON COURTHOUSE, 571
HWY. 90 EAST, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m. on the 31st
day of December, 2007 the following
described property as set forth in
said Default Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 1530 OF PHASE 1 OF
ISLAND GREEN ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS


RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10
PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Dated this 3rd day of December,
2007.

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
r'!aim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.

/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk

Publish in:
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE










THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


PAGE 12-C


THE LAW OFFICES OF BAKALAR
& TOPOUZIS, PA
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
450 N. PARK ROAD, SUITE 410
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021
(954) 965-9101

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this
proceeding you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the office of the Court
Administrator, WALTON County
Courthouse, at 850-732-2657
within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Sale; 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) for hearing
impaired or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

2t6: December 13, 20, 2007
335H

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.,
Respondent/Husband.

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
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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

MEETING CANCELLATION

'Please be advised that the
Walton Counly 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

NOTICE OF INTENT
FLORIDA STATUTE 121.055
SENIOR MANAGEMENT
SERVICE CLASS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED,
pursuant To Florida Statute
121.055, that the Tax Collector of
Walton County intends to
designate the following positions
for inclusion into the Senior
Management Service Class of the
Florida Retirement System:

Customer Service &
Communications Director

PLEASE BE GOVERNED
ACCORDINGLY.

DATED this 13th day of December,
2007.

Rhonda Skipper
Tax Collector
Walton County, Florida

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007
342H

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Technical
Review Committee will hold a
public hearing on Wednesday,
January 2, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. at
the South Walton Courthouse
Annex in Santa Rosa Beach,
FL 32459. The following items are
scheduled for review and action:'

1. WHISPERING SHORES -
Project number 07-001-00095. This
is a major development order
application submitted by Terry
Anderson, consisting of a 17-lot
single family subdivision on 4.47
acres with a future land use of infill.
The site is located on the northeast
corner of N. Church Street and
Whispering Shore Cove (parcel
numbers 10-2S-20-33000-002-
0020; 10-2S-20-33000-002-0040;


10-2S-20-33000-002-0050; 10-2S-
20-33000-002-0070; 10-2S-20-
33000-002-0080; 10-2S-20-33000-
002-007A; 10-2S-20-33000-002-
0010; 10-2S-20-33000-002-0060.)

2. JOLLY BAY CELL
TOWER, Project number 07-001-
00096. This is a major
development order application
submitted by Karl Hazen,
requesting a 180-foot monopole
tower and compound on 10.59
acres with a future land use of rural
village. The site is located on the
corner of Jolly Bay Road and Fluffy
Landing Road (parcel number 03-
2S-19-24000-001-001A.)


3. WALTON PLANTATION-
MOTOCROSS & SPORTING
CLAY AREAS Project number.
07-001-00106. This is a minor
development order application
submitted by Jim Barton, consisting
of a motocross area on 40 acres
and a sporting clay range on
approximately 114.6 acres with a
future land use of large scale
agriculture. The site is located off
County Highway 2 east of County
Highway 147 (parcel numbers 02-
4N-21-38000-001-0000, 03-4N-21-
38000-001-0000, 04-4N-21-38000-
-01-0000, 09-4N-21-38000-001-
00000, 10-4N-21-38000-001-0000,
11-4N-21-38000-001-0000, 14-4N-
21-38000-001-0000, 15-4N-21 -
38000-001-0000, 33-5N-21-39000-
001-0000, 34-5N-21-39000-001-
0000, 35-5N-21-39000-001-0000.)

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
official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting, a written request by a
physically handicapped person to
attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or
authority, such chairperson or
director shall provide a manner by
which such 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 such
meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: Dec. 20, 27, 2007
343H

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Design
Review Board will hold a regular
public meeting to hear projects
beginning at 5:00 p.m. on'
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at
the South Walton County
Courthouse Annex located at
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
32459. The Board will hear the
following items:

1. STONE SOURCE SIGN
PERMIT 0322 Project number
07-001-00097. This is a sign permit
application submitted by McDaniel's
& Associates NWF, Inc., requesting
approval of a billboard sign
measuring 10'6" x 36' for a total of
378 square feet. The site is located
at 2305 West U.S. Highway 98
(parcel number 35-2S-20-33280-
000-0322.)

2. DOZZER 1 SIGN PERMIT
0335 Project number 07-001-
00098. This is a sign permit
application submitted by McDaniel's
& Associates NWF, Inc., requesting
approval of a billboard sign
measuring 10'6" x 36',for a total of
378 square feet. The site is located
at 2305 West U.S. Highway 98
(parcel number 35-2S-20-33280-
000-0322.)

3. CANDLEWOOD SUITES
BUILDING SIGN Project number
07-001-00100. This is a sign permit
application submitted by C & S
Signs, Inc., requesting approval of a
building sign measuring 6'9" x 14'6"
for a total of 97.875 square feet.
The site is located at 11396 U.S.
Highway 98 West (parcel number
28-2S-21-42000-023-0020.)

4. CANDLEWOOD SUITES
BUILDING SIGN 2 Project
number 07-001-00101. This is sign
permit application submitted by C &
S Signs, Inc., requesting approval of
a building sign measuring 5'1" x
14'4" for a total of 72.5 square feet.
The site is located at 11396 U.S.
Highway 98 West (parcel number
28-2S-21-42000-023-0020.)

5. CANDLEWOOD SUITES
MONUMENT SIGN Project
number 07-001-00102. This is a
sign permit application submitted by
C & S Signs, Inc., requesting
approval of a monument sign
measuring 5' x 6' for a total of 30
square feet. The site is located at
11396 U.S. Highway 98 West
(parcel number 28-2S-21-42000-
023-0020.)

6. GLORIA'S MATTRESS
KINGDOM BUILDING SIGN -
Project number 07-001-00103. This
is a sign permit application
submitted by Smith Sign Shop, LLC,
requesting approval of a building


sign measuring 2' x 50' for a total of
100 square feet. The site is located
at 9705 U.S. Highway 98 West
(parcel number 34-2S-21-42060-
001-0090.)

7. THE FABRIC SOURCE
BUILDING SIGN Project number
07-001-00104. This is a sign permit
application submitted by Smith Sign
Shop, LLC, requesting approval of a
building sign measuring 1'9" x 20'
for a total of 35 square feet. The site
is located at 9535 U.S. Highway 98
West (parcel number 34-2S-21-
42060-002-0190.)

8. DESTIN YARN SHOP
BUILDING SIGN Project number
07-001-00105. This is a sign permit
application submitted by Smith Sign


Shop, LLC, requesting approval of
a building sign measuring 2'6" x 12'
for a total of 30 square feet. The
site is located at 79 Forest Shore
Drive (parcel number 29-2S-21-
42160-OOC-0050.)

9. FOOTPRINTS SIGN
PERMIT- Project number 07-001-
00083. This is a sign permit
application submitted by Himes
Sign Corporation, requesting
approval of a monument sign
measuring 6'6" x 12' for a total of 78
square feet. The site is located at
9818 U.S. Highway 98 (parcel
number 27-2S-21-42000-003-
0010.)

10. COOL BREEZE SELF
STORAGE Project number 07-
001-00076. This is a major
development order application
submitted by Les Porterfield,
consisting of an 18,325 square foot
commercial building on 2.53 acres
with a future land use of village
mixed use. The site is located on
the south side of U.S. 98, between
Don Bishop Road and Sugar Drive
(parcel number 33-2S-20-33260-
063-0002.)

11. COOL BREEZE SELF
STORAGE SIGN PERMIT -
Project number 07-001-00076. This
is a sign permit application
submitted by Les Porterfield,
consisting of a monument sign
measuring 9.5 feet x 8 feet for a
total of 76 square feet. The site is
located on the south side of U.S.
98, between Don Bishop Road and
Sugar Drive (parcel number 33-2S-
20-33260-063-0002.)

The Design Review Board will
make a recommendation on major
developments to the Board of
County Commissioners regarding
these items either to approve,
approve with conditions or to deny.
Any item that is tabled will be
scheduled for a future Design
Review Board meeting and will not
go forward to the Planning
Commission until the Design
Review Board makes a
recommendation.

In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statues, whenever
any board or commissioner of any
state agency or authority, or of any
agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or other
political subdivision, which has
scheduled a meeting at which
official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting, a written request by a
physically handicapped person to
attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or
authority, such chairperson or
director shall provide a manner by
which such 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 such
meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony, and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: Dec., 20, 27, 2007
344H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 07-351-CA

BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JOHNNY WATSON
CONSTRUCTION, INC. AND
JOHNNY A. WATSON,

Defendants.

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 4, 2007, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the First Floor Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 a.m. EST on
January 10, 2008, the following
described property:

Lot 62, CYPRESS BREEZE
PLANTATION PHASE III,
according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 15,
Page(s) 81 & 81A, of the
Public Records of Walton
County, Florida.

Lot 5 of PALMETTO TRACE,
according to the Plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 5,


Page(s) 28, of the Public
Records of Gulf County,
Florida.

Lot 6, of PALMETTO
TRACE, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page(s) 28, of the
Public Records of Gulf
County, Florida.

Lot 8 of HIDDEN RIDGE
SUBDIVISION, according to
the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 5, Page 57, of the
Public Records of Gulf
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: December 11, 2007.

HONORABLE
REBECCA L. NORRIS
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the foregoing Notice
of Sale under F.S. Chapter 45 has
been furnished by United States
Mail on 12/11/07, to each of the
following Johnny A. Watson, 107
Middleburg Drive, Panama City
Beach, FL 32413; Johnny Watson
Construction, Inc., c/o Johnny
Watson, Registered Agent, 107
Middleburg Drive, Panama City
Beach, FL 32413; and Edward W.
Wood, Esq., Hayward & Grant, P.A.,
2121-G Killarney Way, Tallahassee,
FL 32309.

S/s/ Jasmine Hysmith

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007
345H

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

insurance salvage
solutions lic gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on 01/10/2008,
10:00 a.m. at 1346 Hwy. 83 NORTH
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. INSURANCE
SALVAGE SOLUTIONS LLC
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.

Licensed dealers only.

1 B7KC23W7TJ160354
1996 DODGE

ltc: December 20, 2007
346H

ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID

BID NO: 08-006
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
the Driftwood Estates Drainage
Phase A 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, 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.
***CHANGED TO: February 4,
2008 no later than 4:00.PM****

BID OPENING: January 14,
2008 at approximately 3:05
p.m.
***CHANGED TO: February 4,
2008 at approximately 4:05 PM


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
*** CHANGED TO: January 9,
2008 at 1:00 PM to be held at
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
improvements along Shipwreck
Road and Driftwood Drive located
off Harborview Drive in Santa Rosa
Beach, Walton County, Florida. The
total length of the project is
approximately 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 driveways, 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 replacement of
lateral sewer connections, and
associated outfall improvements.
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 conference is
adjourned. The County will
not accept bids/proposals
from any bidderiproposer
arriving after the designated
start time as listed in the
Invitation to Bids or Request
Proposal or departing prior to
the adjournment of the pre-bid
conference.*

2tc: Dec. 20, 27, 2007
347H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA


PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 07-CP-000237

IN RE: ESTATE OF

YVETTE MICHELINE LA
GARDE

Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of YVETTE MICHELINE LA
GARDE, deceased, File Number
07-CP-000237, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Walton County
Courthouse, 571 US Highway 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433.

The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

Notwithstanding the time
periods set forth above, any
claim filed two (2) years or
more after the decedent's
date of death is barred.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is December 20,
2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
SAMUEL M. PEEK
222 Government Street, Suite D
Niceville, Florida 32578 -
(850) 678-1178
Florida Bar No.: 329010

Personal Representative:
MICHAEL J. LA GARDE
44 Country Club Road
Shalimar, FL 32579

.2tc:, December 20, 27, 2007
348H


NOTICE OF SALE

1991 Chevy Wagon
VIN #1GIJC84G1M7255733

This auction will be held at Walton
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay
Rd. on January 10, 2008
commencing at 08:00 AM. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to the Florida
State Statutes, Section 713.78 in
order to recover any and all unpaid
charges for towing and storage fees
on the above vehicle.

No offers will be taken prior to the
day of sale.

1tc: December 20, 2007
349H

NOTICE OF SALE

1997 Dodge Stratus
VIN #1B3EJ46X3VN703036
1998 DODGE VAN
VIN #1B4GP54G7WB617579
1999 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
VIN #2G2FS22K1V2232499
1978 FORD TRUCK
VIN # X25JKCA4800

This auction will be held at Walton
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay'
Rd. on January 8, 2008
commencing at 08:00 AM. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to the Florida
State Statutes, Section 713.78 in
order to recover any and all unpaid
charges for towing and storage fees
on the above vehicle.
No offers will be taken prior to the
day of sale.

ltc: December 20, 2007
350H

NOTICE OF SALE

1992 DODGE VAN
VIN #2B4GH55R4NR550517
1991 CHEVY
VIN #1G1JC14G4M7221325

This auction will be held at Walton
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay
Rd. on January 9, 2008
commencing, at 08:00 AM. We
hereby reserve the right to auction
this vehicle according to tqfe Florida
State Statutes, Section 713.78 in
order to recover any and all unpaid
charges for towing and storage fees
on the above vehicle.

No offers will be taken prior to the
day of sale.


1tc: December 20,
351 H


2007


NOTICE OF SALE

wilma ott
1411 red hill rd.
ponce de leon, fl 32455

96 SATURN
VIN: #1G8ZH5287TZ103572

This auction will be held at Hinson's
Wrecker Service at 354 US Hwy. 90


West, DeFuniak Springs, FL on
January 7, 2008 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 20, 2007


352H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CASE NO.
662007CA000918CAXXXX

COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB

Plaintiff,

vs.

JOEL V. GOLDSBY, AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/
OWNERS,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JOEL V. GOLDSBY
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
9375 U.S. HIGHWAY 98 W,
SUITE 18
MIRAMAR, FL 32550

You are notified that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in Walton County,
Florida:

LOT 13, BLOCK F, BAYSIDE
HEIGHTS RANCHETTES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 32, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

commonly known as 386 OAK
AVENUE, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL
32459 has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Michelle Garcia Gilbert of Kass,
Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle &
Singer, P.A., plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box 800,
Tampa, Florida 33601, on or before
1/21/08, (or 30 days from the first
date of publication, whichever is
later) and file- the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiffs attorney or -
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

Dated: 12/14, 2007.

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
accommodation. in order.- to
participate in tis proceeding, you 9
are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Kass, Shuler, ,
Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer,
P.A., P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida
33601-0800 (813) 229-0900 and
contact Ellen Vickery at (850) 595- ,
4400 within 2 working days of your ,
receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing'or voice impaired, call 1-800-
955-8771.

CLERK OF THE COURT
Honorable Martha Ingle
571 Highway No. 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
Is/ By: Tina Potts
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007 353H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FILE NO.: 07CP000258

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAYLOR FRANCIS MILLER

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the estate
of Laylor Francis Miller, deceased,
whose date of death was November
4, 2007, and whose social security
number is 263-33-8976, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 571 U.S.
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32435. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.

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

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

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

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

The date of first publication of this









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007


notice is December 20, 2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
/s/ Clay B. Adkinson
Florida Bar No. 20500
Adkinson Law Firm, LLC
Post Office Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5195

Personal Representative:
Is/ Ken Seigler
5637 U.S. Highway 331 North
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

4tc: Dec. 20, 27, 2007; Jan. 3, 10,
2008 354H

IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 1ST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
-WAL TON COUNTY


CASE #: 07 CA

EverHome
Company,

Plaintiff,

vs.

Rodney L. Walker;
Bank & Trust
Rhonda Skipper,
County Tax Collecto

Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF S)

NOTICE IS HERE
pursuant to an Orde
Judgment of Foreclo
December 11, 2007,
Civil Case No. 07 CA 0
Circuit Court of the
Circuit in and for Wal
Florida, wherein
Mortgage Company, F
Rodney L. Walker are d
I will sell to the high
bidder for cash, AT T
DOOR OF THE WALTO
COURTHOUSE AT
CENTRAL STANDARD
February 11, 2008 th
described property as
said Final Judgment, to-

LOT 14, CYPRES:
PLANTATION PH
ACCORDING TO T
THEREOF AS REC<
PLAT BOOK 14, P
93A, OF THE
RECORDS OF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CL
INTEREST IN THE
FROM THE SALE, IF A
THAN THE PROPERTY
AS OF THE DATE 0
PENDENS MUST FILE
WITHIN 60 DAYS AF
SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PER
A DISABILITY WHO N
ACCOMMODATION IN
PARTICIPATE IN
PROCEEDING, YC
ENTITLED, AT NO COS
TO THE PROVISION 0
ASSISTANCE, PLEASE
WALTON
COURTHOUSE, 5-
HIGHWAY 90 EAST,
SPRINGS, FL 32433
WORKING DAYS C
RECEIPT OF THIS N
SALE: IF YOU ARE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-80(
IF YOU ARE VOICE
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.

DATED at
SPRINGS, Florida, this
December, 2007.

MAR
CLERK OF THE CIRC
Walton COL
/s/ Marg

2tc: December 20,
355H.


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

In Accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Clerk of
Court, ADA Coordinator, 571 U.S.
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32435, telephone
(850) 892-8115, not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired (TDD) 800-955-
8771, or Voice (V) 800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007 356H


00636 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Mortgage IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-000504

BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY, a North
Carolina corporation,
Vanguard
Company; Plaintiff,
Walton
r V.
AVO DEVELOPMENT, INC., a
Florida corporation, F. CHRIS
ALE WICKLINE, individually,
JEFFREY T. BRICE,
BY GIVEN individually, and COASTAL
er of Final DUNES, LLC, a Florida limited
sure dated liability company,
entered in
)0636 of the Defendants.
1st Judicial
ton County, NOTICE OF SALE
EverHome
Plaintiff and Notice is hereby given, pursuant
efendant(s), to the Final Judgment of
st and best Foreclosure entered in the above-
HE FRONT noted case, that I will sell the
)N COUNTY following real property situated in
11:00 A.M. Walton County, Florida described as
D TIME, on follows, and all personal property
ie following associated therewith:
set forth in
-wit: Lot 14, PINE GARDEN
SUBDIVISION, according to
S BREEZE the Plat thereof, as recorded
IASE I in Plat Book 4, Pages(s) 46, of
FHE PLAT the Public Records of Walton
ORDED IN County, Florida,
AGES 93-
PUBLIC at public sale, to the highest and
WALTON best bidder for cash, at the Walton
County Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida at 11:00' a.m.
AIMING AN (Central Time) on January 10,
SURPLUS 2008. The highest bidder shall
NY, OTHER immediately post with the clerk a
TY OWNER deposit equal to five percent (5%) of
F THE LIS the final bid or $1,000.00, whichever
E A CLAIM is less. The deposit must be in cash
FTER THE or cashier's check payable to Clerk
of Court. Final payment must be
made on or before 5:00 p.m. on the

,SON WITH date of the sale by cash or cashier's
IEEDS ANY check.
ORDER TO
THIS MARTHA INGLE
)U ARE Clerk of the Court
ST TO YOU /Is/ By: Margaret Bishop
F CERTAIN As Deputy Clerk
CONTACT (seal)
COUNTY
71 U.S. In Accordance with the Americans
DEFUNIAK With Disabilities Act, persons with
WITHIN 2 disabilities needing a special
OF YOUR accommodation to participate in this
IOTICE OF proceeding should ocntact Clerk of
HEARING Court, ADA Coordinator, 571 U.S.
0-955-8771; Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
IMPAIRED Springs, Florida 32435, telephone
(850) 892-8115, not later than seven
(7) days priot to the proceeding. If
DEFUNIAK hearing impaired (TDD) 800-955-
11th day of 8771, or Voice (V) 800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.

THA INGL FE 2tc: December 20, 27, 2007 357H


UIT COURT
unty, Florida
garet Bishop
(seal)

27, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-000504


BRANCH BANKING
TRUST COMPANY, a
Carolina corporation,


AND
North


Plaintiff,
V.

AVO DEVELOPMENT, INC., a
Florida corporation, F. CHRIS
WICKLINE, individually,
JEFFREY T. BRICE,
individually, and COASTAL
DUNES, LLC, a Florida limited
liability company,

Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant
to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
noted case, that I will sell the
following real property situated in
Walton County, Florida described
as follows, and all personal
property associated therewith:

Lot 10, PALMEIRA VILLAS AT
SEAGROVE BEACH,
according to the map or plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 16, Pages 17 through
17A, inclusive, of the Public
Records of Walton County,
Florida,

at public'sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the Walton
County Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
(Central Time) on January 10,
2008. The highest bidder shall
immediately post with the clerk a
deposit equal to five percent (5%)
of the final bid or $1,000.00,
whichever is less. The deposit must
be in cash or cashier's check
payable to Clerk of Court. Final
payment must be made on or
before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the
sale by cash or cashier's check.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-000504

BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY, a North
Carolina corporation,

Plaintiff,

V.

AVO DEVELOPMENT, INC., a
Florida corporation, F. CHRIS
WICKLINE, individually,
JEFFREY T. BRICE,
individually, and COASTAL
DUNES, LLC, a Florida limited
liability company,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant
to the Final Judgment, of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
noted case, that I will sell the
following real property situated in
Walton County, Florida described as
follows, and all personal property
associated therewith:

Lot 15, PINE GARDEN
SUBDIVISON, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 4, Page(s), of the
Public Records of Walton
County, Florida,

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the Walton
County Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida at 11:00 a.m.
(Central Time) on January 10,
2008. The highest bidder shall
immediately post with the clerk a
deposit equal to five percent (5%) of
the final bid or $1,000.00, whichever
is less. The deposit must be in cash
or or cashier's check payable to
Clerk of Court. Final payment must
be made on or before 5:00 p.m. on
the date of the sale by cash or
cashier's check.

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

In Accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons with


disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Clerk of
Court, ADA Coordinator, 571 U.S.
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32435, telephone
(850) 892-8115, not later than seven
(7) days priot to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired (TDD) 800-955-
8771, or Voice (V) 800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007 358H

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

REGISTERED OWNER:
STEVEN JONES
2226 HIGHWAY 90 APT. B
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433

INSURANCE COMPANY
VICTORIA SELECT INS. CO.
5915 LANDER BROOK DR.
CLEVELAND, OH 44124-0000
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
1988 NISSAN
VIN #: JN1PS24SOJW007659

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 30,
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.

Itc: December 20, 2007
359H

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

REGISTERED OWNER:
JOSEPH SWORD
172 TIGER LILLY LANE
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
1993 CHEVY
VIN #: 1GNCS13W7P2199972

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 30,
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.

Itc: December 20, 2007
360H

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

REGISTERED OWNER:
LUSIO B. ESCOBAR
2845 PONCE DE LEON
SPRINGS RD.
PONCE DE LEON, FL 32455

INSURANCE COMPANY
MGA INS. CO.
5701 EAST LOOP 820
FORT WORTH, TX. 76119

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
DODGE
VIN #: 3B7HC13Y7TG149006

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 30,
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.

1tc: December 20, 2007
361 H

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 1/04/2008, 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.

1996 NISSAN
VIN #JN1CA21D3TT101269

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007
362H


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

insurance salvage
solutions lIc gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on 01/22/2008, 10:00
a.m. at 1346 Hwy. 83 NORTH
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. INSURANCE
SALVAGE SOLUTIONS LLC
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.

Licensed dealers only.

1N6DD21SXYC421927
2000 NISSAN

ltc: December 20, 2007 363H


J EW EL FROM FRONT


plantation. Working, retired
and semi-retired locals,
northern transplants, snow-
birds, and young people
have a common creed. Re-
tired Bell South employee
and current grounds chair-
man Wayne Carlisle said
the volunteers have "a pas-
sion about this park!'
Marian Burback recalled
her first visit to Eden, 'We
were down here from St.
Louis in the '80s just wan-
dering around when we dis-
covered this place. It was
like, 'Wow!' Those magnifi-
cent trees! And you couldn't
see the flowers they were
all overgrown." Spectacu-
lar live oaks on the grounds
have been estimated at over
600 years old.
On Tuesday, Marianne,
who with her late husband,


Ed, was a founding Friend,
was busy reviewing with
Carlisle the status of one of
the projects, the Fountain
and Butterfly Garden. Mas-
ter gardener Fritz Hennl and
Virgie Thompson had just
finished assessment of the
rose garden. Jane Angner
was everywhere. John Beem
was up to his knees pulling
weeds. Canadian snowbird
Jane Rogers was cleaning
the Pavilion. Maryjo Morris
was on a dead run doing ev-
.erything everywhere.
Friends of Eden not only
looks after projects on the
grounds, they also run the
Fig Leaf Gift Shop in the
Manor House and propagate
and sell plants from their
nursery on the grounds.
The Pavilion they con-
structed with a full kitchen


WALTOx eouNY





By Nancy Gehrke,

Information Officer
Walton County Snowbirds

Ho! Ho! Ho! I send greetings from the snow and cold of
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Don't even hint to me the
pleasures of sun and sand as I bask in the love of grandchil-
dren and the warmth of a well-stoked fireplace (a.k.a. gas).
The Big Fella arrives shortly amidst an out-of-focus man-
ger scene with Hanukkah candles on the table. Talk about
celebration!!
The season of good tidings is upon us no matter what,
today and everyday, because we've lived the Good Life and
have opportunities we never dreamed of having. That's
what retirement is all about and that's what the Walton
County Snowbirds are all about. They are a group of dedi-
cated volunteers who share talents with one and all and
create opportunities to learn and play in the Panhandle
during the winter months.
However, to do so requires becoming a $7 card-carrying
member by registering any Monday, from 8:30 to 10:30
a.m., at the Faith Assembly Hall on Geronimo Street, per-
pendicular to Scenic 98. (No registration on the holiday
Monday of Dec. 24 and 31, substituting Wed., Jan. 2, same
time/place.)
General Meetings are also appropriate for registration
and are held on the second Wednesday of the months of
January and February at the Sandestin Links Conference
Center, 10 a.m. During early December each year, there are
opportunities to do cruises out of Mary Esther. However,
everyone should be beware of the fun and silliness to be had
,if the Walton County Snowbirds are in abundance. Someone
may have to do an identity switcheroo. In the meantime...
BOOK DISCUSSIONS, Valerie Beall, 837-8624, "The
Poet of Tolstoy Park" by Sonny Brewer, Thursday, Jan. 17,
Beach Retreat Clubhouse, 2746 Scenic Gulf Dr.
BRIDGE begins Tuesday, Jan 8, 1 to 4 p.m. and Thurs-
day, Jan. 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Beach
Community Church, Bob Miller, 837-3085.
COMPUTER CLUB meets the second and fourth Tues-
days of each month at the Faith Assembly Hall, 6:30 8:30
p.m., varying levels of competency, from illiterate to liter-
ate, Hugh Barnard coordinates, 654-9129.
DANCING as in beginning or advanced ballroom will
begin on Monday, Jan. 7, in the evenings at the Faith As-
sembly Hall, the Hoovers coordinating beginning moves,
837-3532 and the Duffy's moving to the English (as in Eng-
land) advanced style, 650-5478. All participants could mir-
ror "Dancing with the Stars," once accomplished in their
style.
EUCHRE will begin Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, 6:30 8:30
p.m. at the Santa Rose Beach Community Church.
GOLF takes many forms, but the key to being involved is
to pay your membership,, sign up and pay for the golf at reg-
istration, pay attention to what is required to play various
playdays. Know that Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning
Jan. 8/10 will be league play. Scrambles are Jan. 9, 18, 23
at Bluewater Bay, Adara, and Sandestin Links respective-
ly. (Sign-ups are Jan. 7 and 18 at registration.) Playdays
are scheduled for Jan. 4 at Bluewater Bay, shotgun tee at 9
a.m., $39; Windswept Dunes on Jan. 8; and at Kelly on Jan.
15 with Kelly being a lottery for play, sign up on Monday,
Jan. 7 between 8:30 and 9:30 with drawing held at 9:30
that day. No need to come early as all can get registered in
that hour. Must have membership card with you.
LINE DANCING is available for all levels on Mondays,
beginning immediately at 3 p.m., Faith Assembly Hall, Di-
ane Likhite, 650-1648.
MAJ JONGG for beginners and seasoned players will
take place on Jan. 10, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Beach
Community Church.
MUSIC APPRECIATION with Dr. David Ott will com-
mence on Monday, Jan. 28 for six weeks at the Faith As-
sembly Hall, 1 p.m. $5 fee per session payable at class
time.
SINGING will be only Snowbird Singers this year, meet-
ing at 10:30 on Fridays at the Destiny Worship Center,
beginning Jan. 4. Carol Addington, 837-5736 chairs.
SINGLES have a holiday cocktail party on Sat., Dec. 29.
Call Josie at 650-8162 to reserve a spot and to find out de-
tails.
STORAGE dates that are upcoming for pickup of goods
at the Affordable Storage building off of Sugar Dr. are
Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. of Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. Don Gehrke,
837-9937.
TENNIS is ongoing from here till the end of time with
Vivek Likhite, 650-1648, information man.

As volunteers step up to the plate to put more goodies in
our schedule, we'll announce either at this location or at our
website, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com. Merry Christ-
mas from the Queen of the Guatemalan Waterfalls!
For more information, call 850-837-9937 or e-mail
nagehrke@yahoo.com.


PAGE 13-C

is rented out for wedding
receptions and other special
events. Their budget this
year of $90,000 is supplied
by memberships, gifts from
individuals and organiza-
tions, as well as grants from
the state. The thousands
of hours of volunteer labor
stretches those $90,000 to
incredible lengths.
Planning for the future is
detailed in a 10-year master
plan, and with the addition
of 100 acres to the site there
is a long list of ongoing proj-
ects. Funded by the state for
next year, a new entrance to
Eden Gardens is being con-
structed off CR-395. This
will not only increase expo-
sure to the public, but bring
traffic into the park with-
out passing the local school
and residences and will pro-
vide a more scenic approach
in concert with the theme
of Eden Gardens. Friends
of Eden contribution to ,the
project will be a reconstruc-
tion of the original entrance
pillars complete with its
wrought-iron gates, plus
some new landscaping to fo-
cus visitors approach to the
manor house.
Archaeological digs and
assessments of the new
area have unearthed pot-
tery shards evidencing early
human habitation back to
500 B.C. Plans call for the
addition of a picnic area,
restrooms, fishing and ca-
noe/kayak launching area
along Tucker Lagoon. But
the area will remain largely
natural and undisturbed
with nature trails and bird-
watching areas in the salt
marsh. Tucker Bayou itself
was once a fresh-water lake,
but opening of the banks
and construction of the in-
'tercostal waterway turned
it into the saltwater bayou
it is today.
The casual tourist will ap-
preciate the beautiful flow-
ers, stately mansion, and
grand old trees. According
to the State Park brochure,
Eden Gardens is open 365
days of the year from 8 a.m.
until sunset. Guided tours
of the Wes ley Mansion are
offered on an hourly basis
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday
through Monday. The park
offers many recreational
opportunities to visitors
with disabilities. Those in
need of assistance can con-
tact the park office at (850)
231-4214.
An evening candlelight
Christmas tour of the man-
sion is again hosted this
year by The Friends of Eden
on Saturday, Dec 22 from 5
to 8 p.m.
Visitor should be warned,
visiting Eden Gardens could
be addictive. Those with a
true passion for beautiful,
relaxed, soul-soothing set-
tings, may find themselves
showing up Tuesday morn-
ings in work clothes pre-
pared to exercise that green
thumb. Don't forget to bring
a potluck dish and join the
"Garden Gourmets" for: a
well-earned lunch, Sure
beats shoveling snow.








Tree


recycling


offered in


Walton


County
Walton County citizens can
bring their Christmas trees
to the Blue Mountain stock-
pile to be ground into mulch


Dec. 26 through Dec. 28,
and Dec. 31 through Jan. 3,
8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wal-
ton County District 5 Road
Department workers will
process the trees on site and
will offer the mulch back
to citizens upon request for
free.
The Blue Mountain stock-
pile is located on CR- 83
between CR-30A and Hwy.
98.
For further information,
contact Roy Brown Sr., of
the Walton County Pub-
lic Works Department at
850-267-2201.









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THE SUN fades behind clouds on a chilly day at the beach near Ed Walline Park.


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THE SUN SETS over the Gulf of Mexico on a beautiful December day at Ed Walline Park. With plenty of parking and
public restrtooms, the park, located at the intersection of CR-30A and CR-393 in Santa Rosa Beach, provides access to the
beach for a winter walk.


BLUE SKIES emerge as flags fly over Ed Walline Park
cautioning swimmers about water conditions.


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