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The family that plays together:



Christmas with the Truetts


By CHRIS MANSON
This is not the first time
Shelby and Carry Truett's
children have appeared
in the Herald-Breeze. Son
Koleman, 9, a fourth-grad-
er, and daughter Celeste,
6, a first-grader, frequently
turn up on West DeFuniak
Elementary School's "A"


honor roll.
The Truetts, residents
of the Juniper Lake area
for the last 10 years, are
this year's Christmas fam-
ily. Shelby and Carry both
graduated from Walton
High School classes of '95
and '94, respectively and
work for the Walton Cor-


Celeste and Koleman dressed and ready!


rectional Institution. Carry
is employed as a licensed
practical nurse and is work-
ing toward an RN degree
that she hopes to complete
by next May.
The family enjoys going
to movies, dining out, and
bowling. And, with that big
lake in the backyard, fishing
is a frequent activity for the
Truetts.
Shelby is perhaps best
known to many of the area's
kids for his involvement in
youth sports. He has been
coaching basketball, base-
ball, and football for six
years, and serves on the
board of the Walton County
Athletic League. He is also a
weightlifting enthusiast.
"He likes cooking, too,"
says Koleman.
In the years he has
coached the football team,
the kids have advanced to
their "Super Bowl" three
times and won in 1996.
"There's a couple weeks
we don't -have anything go-
ing on," says Shelby. "Prob-
ably two Saturdays out of
the whole year!"
But the sportsman is
not complaining. "I enjoy
getting out there with the
kids," says Shelby. "A lot of
them don't have anyone at
home. Some kids, you sort
of adopt for the season. I try
to keep the same kids and
build upon. them through
the years, right up to high
school.
"I try to be a good men-
tor to them. When you walk
down the street, they always
remember their coach. I cer-
tainly appreciate what my
coaches did for me."






Celeste and Kole-
man enjoy helping
with Christmas
goodies. Better, save
a few for Santa!


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-Carry coaches Celeste's
basketball team and the
Walton County Athletic
League's cheerleaders. Car-
ry is the secretary for the
board of DeFuniak Springs'
Little League Association.
Not surprisingly, the Tru-
ett children enjoy sports, too.
Koleman says he likes it all,
especially basketball, base-
ball, and football. Celeste
shares her brother's passion
for the first two, along with
cheerleading and gymnas-
tics.
Shelby and Carry both
have family in DeFuniak
Springs. They spend every
Christmas Eve with Carry's
parents and Christmas Day
with Shelby's. A new fam-
ily tradition centers around
a "countdown" wreath-
necklace that Celeste made
from 25 Hershey Kisses; she.
opens one every day right
up to the big day.
Like mapy families, the
Truetts place reindeer food
- "Oatmeal," explains Kole-
man in the front yard on
the night before Christmas.
"We don't have a chimney,

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THE TRUETT FAMILY-
Shelby, Carry, Koleman and
Celeste.


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place winner in the sectional
NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass, Kick
competition. He went on to
place fourth at the national
level in Jacksonville, FL.


Koleman makes a joyful
noise with the "Bee Bops" at
West DeFuniak Elementary.


Celeste is always on the run with her many activities!


Dad is always on hand to give a few pointers for Celeste
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007



Citizen files election complaint



against Sheriff Johnson


FACING COMPLAINT
regarding legal fees is Wal-
ton County Sheriff Ralph
Johnson.


By BRUCE COLLIER
A citizen has filed a com-
plaint with the Florida Divi-
sion of Elections, written on
a form entitled "Elections
Fraud Complaint," against
Walton County Sheriff
(WCSO) Ralph Johnson, in
the wake of Walton County
Finance Director Bill Im-
feld's decision to drop out of
the 2008 sheriffs race.
The complainant, Carol
Purdy of Santa Rosa Beach,
bases her Dec. 19 complaint
on a July 2007 letter writ-
ten by attorney James Mur-
ray to Walton County At-
torney William C. Henry.
In that letter, portions of
which was reprinted in last
week's Herald-Breeze, Mur-
ray suggested that Imfeld's
campaigning while in office
could be a violation of the


Hatch Act, a federal statute
prohibiting certain state,
county or local employees
-whose offices handle or re-
ceive federal funds from
campaigning for office in
partisan political elections.
Imfeld had sought an advi-
sory opinion from the Office
of Special Counsel, and de-
cided to withdraw. Purdy's
complaint states:
"1. It is my understand-
ing Mr. Murray is affili-
ated with the law firm that
represents the Walton Co.
Sheriffs Department. That
would seem to be a conflict
of interest. 2. It is my under-
standing that Mr. Murray's
fee was paid by the Walton
Co. Sheriffs Department. Is
this not against campaign
finance law and also misap-
propriation of Sheriffs De-


apartment funds?"
The complaint concludes,
"3. I checked campaign
finance reports and did
not find these fees listed.
Shouldn't they and also
shouldn't Sheriff Johnson
reimburse the county for
personal legal fees. The let-
ter does state that Mr. Mur-
ray represented the Sheriff
personally not the depart-
ment."
The Herald contacted
Murray last week about the
letter and about fee arrange-
ments. Murray declined to
comment on either, beyond
what he had written in the
letter to Henry. Murray was
quoted elsewhere as say-
ing he does "civil" work for
WCSO, and that he sends
his bills to that office.
WCSO's Capt. Eddie Far-


ris would only confirm that
Murray does legal work for
WCSO, "He does a lot of our
seizures and forfeitures."
Farris told the Herald that
Johnson had consulted Mur-
ray on the Hatch Act ques-
tion, but that Johnson had
no further comment to make
on Purdy's complaint.


The Division of Elections
has statutory authority to
conduct preliminary inves-
tigations into "allegations of
irregularities or fraud" con-
cerning voter registration or
voting, or candidate or issue
petition activity, and to for-
ward its findings to the State
Attorney, if warranted.


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Fay Gustin, treasurer
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have been doing the gift
boxes for a long time now.
"We've been doing this at
least as long as I been here
- since 1993. Our members
submitted families this year
and we are sponsoring 12
boxes."
The boxes with over a
weeks worth of groceries
contain items such as a tur-
key, sweet potatoes,' multi-
ple canned goods and all the
extras.
Gustin wants to give spe-
cial thanks to member T.J.
King, who donated seven tur-
keys from turkey shoots the
AmVetsheld over the year,
as well as Ellen McLean,
who spear-headed a canned-
food drive at Maude Saun-
ders Elementary School.
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Editorial

*PERSONAL COMMENTS

*LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Merry Christmas to one and all

By RON KELLEY
If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, you need to
grab your swimuilt and go stand on the beach. That's as
close as you'll come to a white Christmas in Walton County
this year. The weather has been unusually warm for the
season and there's not a single icicle in sight, which is one
of the reasons why I live here.
Another reason why I live here is that Walton County
knows how to celebrate Christmas better than anybody
else in the Panhandle. It starts with Christmas Reflections,
then continues with Hometown Christmas, the Christmas
Parade, the Pine Shores display and displays throughout
every community in Walton County from Santa Rosa Beach
to Paxton.
Here, at least, we still say "Merry Christmas," instead
of "Happy generic, non-specific, non-religious, winter
Holiday."
In Walton C(ounty, we all have much for which to be
thankful. Among those things, I am thankful that our county
commissioners found a clever way to keep our traditional
Nativity scene in place on the courthouse lawn by simply
adding Santa and Frosty. The law says no religious displays
on government property, so they could have opted to quietly
take it all down. Instrend, because they know how to keep
Christmas well, they found a way to save the day and the
display.
I got a note from my congressman this week. Jeff Miller
opened by saying, "You might be wondering why I didn't
wish you a 'Merry Christmas' in my last holiday newsletter.
Would it surprise you to know that I am prohibited to
wish any specific type of holiday greeting over official
correspondence?
"In November 1974, the House Franking Commission,
a bipartisan group of Members who issue regulations
governing the proper use of official mass mailings, issued a
ruling forbidding the use of the frank 'for any card expressing
a holiday greeting from a Representative.' This has been
interpreted to include electronic correspondence. While
I certainly agree that members of Congress shouldn't
be sending holiday cards at taxpayer expense, it seems
ridiculous that I can't wish those receiving my electronic
newsletter a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
Well, Congressman Miller, it is ridiculous. The problem
is that none of us can do anything about it. It would take...
well, an act of Congress to correct the false, misguided
"interpretation," so we will anxiously await news of your
intention to create a new bill addressing that very issue.
In the meantime, we are going to go right on celebrating
the birth of Christ and the Christmas spirit the same as
always. Because, ult-imately, it doesn't matter what some
strange edictissued from the asylum known as Washington
.D.C. says about how to celebrate a politically-correct winter
holiday.
Christmas doesn't live in a set .of plastic Nativity
ornaments, stars or, crosses, flickering lights, strings of
holly, or even in presents under a tree. Christmas, real
Christmas, lives within our hearts and within our eternal
souls. It's in the Kodak memories we carry of Christmas
Past and the hopes and dreams we hold for Christmas Yet
To Come.
It's the same with burning books, banning plays or
stomping on the flag. Like our Nativity scene, those things
are just cloth or paper just symbols of things. No one,
nio matter how hard they try, can ever ban those ideas or
ideals. Those things cannot be erased, defamed or stamped
out, because they dwell outside of us. They dwell within us
like an eternal flame.
So, to you and yours, Merry Christmas and may God
bless us, every one.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Editor:
I am sad this time of year that people are doing so much
to take Christ out of Christmas. Stores tell employees that
they have to say "Happy Holidays" because stores are secu-
lar arid they don't want to lose money by offending some-
one who might take their business elsewhere if someone
tells them "Merry Christmas." But when I get bombarded
by "Happy Holidays" from Christians, it really reminds me
why people are allowed to keep forcing us to take Christ out
of Christmas because Christians have let them.
If someone is offended by the celebration of Christ's
birth, then they should not celebrate Christmas at all.
Don't take the day off. There are plenty of secular holidays
in this country already, July 4th, Halloween, President's
Day, Washington and MLK birthdays, etc. Don't celebrate a
Christian holiday if you are not a Christian and don't want
to celebrate it- for the reason it exists. But why should you
have the right to desecrate it and force us to put snowmen
and Santa Claus into a Nativity scene?
Stand up for Christ! Say "Merry Christmas" and let's put
Christ back in Christmas. After all, this is supposed to be
a Christian holiday. Why should we let the world desecrate
it? Do you think the Orthodox Jews are going to allow any-
one to desecrate Hanukkah, or the others let their religious
celebrations be desecrated by secular atheists?
It's time for God-fearing, Christ-believing Christians to
stand up and refuse to keep being walked on. We are be-
coming a God-forsaken country, and I pray that God does
not turn his wrath on the United States, but I am sure it
is coming if we as Christians don't take this country back.
Let's start with Christmas.


Misti D. Grant
DeFuniak Spring Resident

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Editor,
In reference to all the boo-hoo's this week with regard to
Walton County Finance Director Bill Imfeld being forced
out of the Sheriffs race because he violated federal laws
relating to the Hatch Act. Running for Sheriff doesn't give
you a free pass to break the law. I don't hear anyone crying
about the fact that Walton County Sheriff Johnson was be-
ing wronged, by allowing Mr. Imfeld to control the Sheriffs
Budget while running for his office. That in itself should be
conflict. How would you like for your funds to be controlled
by your opponent in any race?
I find it hard to believe there are not already state and
local laws that would have required Mr. Imfeld to remove
himself from his position before entering the -race to be-
gin with, especially being the financial director of Walton
County. Is it just a coincidence that all the newspapers
here lately have been attacking Sheriff Johnson specifically
about his budget? Yes, Sheriff Johnson did ask for a budget
increase, and so did the county judges, and so did the Coun-
ty Commissioners. The commissioners move money around
to fit their needs of the budgets at almost every commission
meeting. They don't ask anyone for budget increases, they
just take them. Now that's wrong but I don't see or hear
anything in the news about that. Has any of the press been
to a Walton County Commissioners meeting lately, or, do
you just pick and choose who you w.antito.report the news
about? -. +. -
I watched just this last week Commissioner Cindy Mead-
ows blow an extra $40,000 on signs for 30A, just to "maybe"
get them a few months sooner than the low bidder could
provide.
Mr. Imfeld seems to be a nice man and his background
history as a former Federal Bureau of Investigations seems
quite impressive. But knowing Walton County like I do,
I find it hard to believe that our commissioners would
have ever chose to hire anyone with past FBI experience
to review and/or control the Walton County Finance De-
partment. I also don't understand how anyone, especially
someone with prior FBI investigative skills on white collar
crime, can come to Walton County Florida as a financial di-
rector and find nothing wrong with the finances in Walton
County. Mr. Imfeld has been working for the commission-
ers for so long that maybe he just forgot that there are laws
.that do have to be followed out here in the real world.
If Mr. Imfeld wants to run in a race where some people
think they are above the law, then maybe he should run
for a Walton County Commissioner seat, and leave the law
to Sheriff Johnson, whom has done more good for Walton
County than any other elected official has ever done for
Walton County. As of right now, Sheriff Johnson.is the only
Walton County elected official that can walk around with
his head up knowing that everything he did with his budget
was for the good of all the citizens of Walton County. So,
hang in there Sheriff Johnson, most of your .supporters are
just quiet ones.
Shari Judkins,
Miramar Beach, Florida
Editor,
Do you think our children should be required to memorize
massive amounts of evolution-as-a-fact beginning even
in kindergarten? If you answered no to that question, be
advised: it's about to happen. New science standards are
about to be adopted which will radically increase the amount
of evolution that students throughout the grade levels must
memorize in order to pass the FCAT and receive their high
school diploma. The new standards are completely one-sided
and teach evolution as an uncontested fact, not a theory.
Here's what we can do about it: First, the Florida DOE has
a website where they are asking for input from the people of
Florida on these standards. We must respond. You can read
each standard and click "strongly disagree" on the offensive
items. There is a place to comment on each one. Act now,
the website closes soon. Type this address in your address
bar: http://tools.fcit.usf.edu/ScienceReview/.
Second, contact the head of the Office of Mathematics
and Science and express your disapproval of these radical
changes. Here is his information: Todd Clark, (850)245-
0764. Email him at todd.clark@fldoe.org.
Third, contact the members of the state board of education
who have the final say on whether these standards are
approved: Mr. T. Willard Fair is the chairman and can be
reached at (305)696-4459. Board members can be contacted
through a liaison at (850)245-0505; Donna Callaway,
Dr. Aksay Desai, Mr. Roberto Martinez, Mrs. Phoebe
Raulerson, Mrs. Linda. Taylor, and Dr. Eric J. Smith. The
fax number for the board members is (850)245-9667 and for
the Chairman: (305)696-4455.
Fourth, spread the word about this issue. If we let this one
go by, the repercussions will be enormous. Every citizen of
the state of Florida deserves a chance to voice their concern
before this is forced on us from the state.
If we give the DOE the feedback they are requesting, we
can stand in the gap for our children. Why should we be
indoctrinating children in'a controversial and unproven
theory when there'is so much good science to teach?
Ryan Leavens, teacher and parent
Ponce de Leon


Editor,
To the casual observer, Congress must seem unusually
pushy these days. Its Democratic majority is tussling with
the White House over the budget. Senators are investigat-
ing the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes. The House
Oversight Committee has accused the White House of sys-
tematically impeding scientific inquiry into global warm-
ing. And hearings into past administration behavior from
wiretaps to doings at the Justice Department continue.
Aren't those politicians on Capitol Hill going a little over-
board, you might wonder?
The short answer is: No. Not even close.
This is not a partisan comment about Democrats and Re-
publicans. It's about the relationship between Capitol Hill
and the White House, and how, important it is to our system
that each the presidency and the Congress be a strong
and vibrant institution.
To understand why, let's start with the vision for our de-
mocracy as laid out in the Constitution. What the Founders
sought above all was balance between large states and
small, minority rights and majority rule, the executive, pow-
er and the legislative.
To keep the President from becoming too powerful, they
not only created an equally powerful Congress, they explic-
itly gave it authority to declare war, to enact taxes, to set
the budgetary agenda c- designed;,t9oensur'. that c.nsulta-
ition, debate,.and the voices of the American people would
all have a prominent place in the halls of power.
They did not want an unchecked Congress. They believed
that the'interaction between two powerful branches of gov-
ernment would be broadly responsive to the people, and the
balance between each branch would produce better policy.
Yet over the last few decades, on issue after issue, Con-
gress has slowly but, inexorably ceded its constitutionally
mandated responsibilities to the President. Presidents of
both parties have sought and encouraged this trend, al-
though it has accelerated under President Bush, who has
pursued a definition of executive power more all-encom-
passing than that of any of his predecessors.
Perhaps the most vivid example of this. overall shift in
power lies in the weightiest decision a government has to
make: whether to go to war against another country. The
Constitution unequivocally grants this authority to Con-
gress, and it does so for a reason our Founders wanted the
decision to be made not by one person, but by many..
In case after case since the Korean conflict, however,
Congress has essentially handed off war-making power to
the President, and presidents have been only too eager to
accept it. The constitutional injunction the Congress shall
have the power to declare war has become a nullity. In
the popular mind as well as in practice, war has become a
presidential prerogative.
Similarly, Congress has over the last few decades grown
increasingly sluggish when it comes to budgeting that is,
creating the basic blueprint for what our government will
do. Not only has it ceded the initiative to the President,
who submits the budget while. Congress merely responds,
.but it has repeatedly failed to come up with its own clear
vision for government spending; the President determines
well over 90 percent of the federal budget year after year,
while Congress gets to tinker on the margins.
And only four times in the last 30 years has Congress
passed all its appropriations bills on time, which greatly
strengthens the President's hand, as is apparent at the end
of every budget year.
War and the budget are not the only arenas in which
Congress has effectively relinquished its agenda-setting
role. On everything from the fight against terror to inter-
national trade to protecting the environment, and a host
of other issues, the President and executive branch have
become the driving forces in American governance. Con-
gress, though not entirely supine, has been content to let
the President take the political heat for actually leading.
To be sure, the world our nation faces is vastly different
from the one our Founders confronted or could even. envi-
sion in 1789. In a difficult world, an increase in presidential
power is appropriate. But a timid Congress is not. A Con-
gress that reasserts its prerogatives as a co-equal branch of
government, that insists on robust oversight of the execu-
tive branch, that sets its own agenda as well as responds
to the agenda of the President, that exercises the powers
given it by our Constitution when it comes to declaring war
and deciding how the government will spend its money -
this would not be a Congress that weakens the President,
but rather one that strengthens our democracy.
All it would take would be for members of Congress to
muster the political will and confidence to do what their
office requires them to do: uphold and defend the Constitu-
tion.

Lee Hamilton,
former U.S. Representative
Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR










THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007 PAGE 5-A


State lawmakers draw few to OWC event


STATE LAWMAKERS GATHER for a public hearing at Okaloosa-Walton College in
Niceville. The Okaloosa County legislative delegation includes (l-r) Sen. Durell Peaden,
Rep. Marti Coley, Sen. Don Gaetz, Speaker Designate Ray Sansom, and Rep. Greg Evers.
Rep. Don Brown did not attend the event, citing a scheduling conflict. (Photo by Chris Man-


son)

By CHRIS MANSON
Rep. Marti Coley, whose
district includes a portion of
south Walton County, says
the annual public hearing
held by Okaloosa County's
state legislative delegation
"gives people an opportunity
to see all of us at one time."
The delegation is made
up of Coley and Represen-
tatives Greg Evers and Don
Brown, along with Speaker
Designate Ray Sansom and
Senators Durell Peaden and
Don Gaetz. All but Brown
were present for last Tues-
day's hearing; Coley attrib-
uted his absence to "a sched-
uling conflict."
The constituents who at-
tended at Okaloosa-Walton
College (OWC) in Niceville
numbered around 30.. Many
of these were, aides to the
]awrnaker,. 'arid'' about: -
idizen were! on the agenda'
to address' the delegation.
The Herald-Breeze was the
sole media outlet on hand to
cover the event.
Sansom spoke briefly
about the budget situation.
He explained that the state
would reduce its $72 bil-
lion budget by $2.5 billion
in the next four-to-eight
months. "This coming fiscal
year, needs may grow by a
billion, but we'll have less
(money)," said Sansom. He
encouraged citizens to sub-
mit funding requests none-
theless and promised that
the legislature would "try to
reduce bureaucracy, become
more efficient, and set pri-
orities" at its next session in
Tallahassee.
First to speak to the del-
egation was Dr. Jack Az-
zaretto of the University of
West Florida's Fort Walton
Beach campus. He implored
the members to consider
"the role education plays in
the future of our state and
'the knowledge economy,'"
Azzaretto requested infra-
structure improvements for
his school and cited an up-
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for ratification of the Equal
Rights. Amendment (ERA)
to the U.S. Constitution.
She urged those present to
sponsor and vote for Sen-
ate Concurrent Resolution
362 and House Concurrent
Resolution 8001, which she
explained would be as ben-
eficial to men as much as
women. The ERA, approved
by Congress in 1972 and
sent to the states for ratifi-
cation, reads: "Equality of
rights under the law shall
not be denied or abridged by
the United States or by any
State on account of sex."
Dr. Julie Ballero also ad-
dressed the need for ERA
ratification by the state
legislature. "I taught my
daughters that they could
achieve" their goal-. 'and
teach my grandchildren,the
same," said Ballero. She
noted that only three more
states needed to ratify the
amendment. "I really think
this is our year."
Kabe Woods, president of
the Okaloosa Citizens Alli-
ance, Inc., told the delegation


that the current proposed
property tax amendment
would make the tax burden
worse for all concerned. "We
need real principle-based
reform," he said. "Citizens
should decide where their
money goes. Everyone
should feel the pain."
Woods also proposed
that Florida permanently
solve its insurance crisis
"by getting out of the busi-
ness and encouraging more
competition." The self-de-
scribed "amateur lobbyist"
also called for departmen-
tal trimming. "There's no
reason to have a Depart-
ment of Agriculture and a
Department of Citrus," said
Woods.
"Finally, in order to
thrive, everyone should be
able to speak and write Eng-
lish: The state ':'sh 1 ld knot -
encourage people not to."
Fort Walton Beach May-
or Mike Anderson urged the
delegation to put an end to
"the erosion of home rule au-
thority" and cited proposed
fireworks legislation as a
particularly egregious ex-
ample. Anderson also spoke
of the recent impact on his


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the city should have access.
Anderson made some
community budget requests,
including one for a used (i.e.
waste) water system. The
mayor added that his city
has partnered with Oka-
loosa County for some of its
budget needs.
Among those who ad-
dressed the delegation
members but were not on
the original printed agenda:
Okaloosa County District
1 Commissioner Sherry
Campbell, who requested
road improvements for
Crestview, noting that vid-
eos of the growing city's traf-
fic problems could be viewed
on the YouTube Web site.
Campbell also called for an
air traffic control tower at
the Destin Airport and a
system of offline reservoirs
and wastewater treatment
facilities in her county.
Ben Carr of the Baker
Fire District said Florida
Statute 191 needed to be
revised, "so it's more clear-
ly interpreted." He said he
opposed boundary annexa-
tions that would take part of
his district away. Later, the
subject of the fire district's
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spoke on behalf of the Amer-
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(ACLU) concerning a Flor-
ida law that prohibits the
adoption of children by gay
or lesbian couples. "It's time
to end the 30-year ban," said
Cohan. "Florida is the only
state that does this. Good
parenting is not influenced
by sexual orientation."
Supervisor of Elections
Pat Hollarn said, "We're not
here to ask for reforms or
money." She simply request-
ed that the state legislature
"not try to fix things" in re-
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Tim Boldoc, city manager
of the small community of
Laurel Hill, requested bud-
get assistance for improve-
ments to a park facility that
serves mostly low-income
and minority families. "They
cannot afford to travel to
other areas for recreation,"
said Boldoc. "Our main
goal is to keep them off the
streets."
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FMS enjoys Christmas charity fundraiser


By REID TUCKER

Freeport Middle School's
student council has two
main fundraising projects
each year, and the biggest is
its Christmas charity fund-
raiser.
The council sponsors
school dances, catalog mail-
order fundraisers and a
candy-gram message ser-
vice throughout the first se-
mester of the school year to
raise money for the children
of needy Freeport families
as the holidays close in.
Over the past seven years,
the fundraiser has put pres-
ents under the trees of 25
such families. This year, the
program has proven more
successful than ever before,
and Kristy Moody, sixth-
grade social studies teacher
and the council's faculty
sponsor, said that was the
aim all along.
"This year, I knew when I
went in to it [the fundraiser]
that I wanted it to be bigger
than last year," Moody said.
"I wanted it to be bigger
than ever before."
Bigger is no relative term,
either, as the $800 the coun-
cil raised this year is double
that of last year, Moody's
first at FMS. The increase


was due in large part to
greater utilization of the
school's advertising resourc-
es, such as the daily morn-
ing show and flyers around
school, said Student Council
President Madison Spence,
13. Despite this increase,
the council holds out hopes
of doubling the money again
next year, though they said
they would remain realistic
and take whatever they got.
One unique aspect of the
program is the anonymity of
the families that receive the
money from the fundraisers.
Moody said this is done be-
cause the recipients of the
monies are often students
at FMS, or at least known to
the members of the student
council or their classmates.
By keeping the names of
the children assisted by the
fundraiser anonymous, they
are kept from being treated
differently by their peers.
"We raise as much money
as we can," said FMS Stu-
dent Council Vice President
Rani Simmons, 12. "This
program is for the kids in
the community, they could
be our classmates."
The money earned
through the fundraisers is
placed in the student coun-
cil's checking account and


used to buy Christmas pres-
ents for qualifying children
based on wish lists provided
to Linda Dickey, FMS' sec-
retary, who is in charge of
the selection process and
does the actual shopping.
Dickey, a Freeport na-
tive and Walton County
school district employee for
21 years, is responsible for
selecting the families the
fundraisers provide because
of her extensive knowledge
of the community and neu-
tral relationship with FMS
students. She bases her se-
lections on numerous cri-
teria, but the final decision
comes after speaking with
the children's parents. She
said that, for the most part,
the families are usually re-
ceptive to participation in
the program.
"We have a lot of families
that need assistance this
time of year," Dickey said.
"I choose the ones that I feel
need help the worst."
The money taken in by
-the program is used to buy a
new set of clothing and two
to three toys per child in the
family, depending on the
cost. With this year's $800
that job has been easier for
Dickey than in past years.
She said that because of the


large amount taken in by
the program, she no longer
had to make substitutions or
find alternative gifts for the
four families sponsored this
year; she said she could "go
ahead and buy the things on
they put on their lists."
Even though the names
of the families are unknown
to everyone except Dickey,
FMS Student Council Trea-
surer Devin Herrington, 11,
said that it's not the notori-
ety that the council might
receive from other projects,
but rather the opportunity
to help others in the com-
munity at what is for many
a difficult time of year. Stu-
dent Council Secretary Noah
Simmons agreed, saying
that all the hard work in-
volved in planning the fund
raisers paid off in the end
when they know that they
helped people enjoy the holi-
days. Moody said she feels
much the same way, but for
her own personal reasons.
"As a mother, it
makes me feel good to know
that I helped other families
enjoy Christmas," Moody
said. "It's important for
families to look forward to
Christmas and to enjoy it,
and we've succeeded if we
can help them do that."


DeFuniak Springs

woman dies in fiery

crash


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De Funiak Springs resi-
dent Debra Ann Fields, 56,
died when the 18-wheeler
truck she was driving col-
lided with the rear end of
another 18-wheeler. Fields
was trapped in the cab of
her truck, which burst into
flames. The flames were
reportedly so high that re-
sponders could not get toher,.
and she died oin the scene.,
The accident, took place on
U.S. 231, north of Troy, AL.,


early on the morning of Dec.
19.
Fields, an employee of
H.D. Edgar Trucking of Opp,
AL., was driving a truck
filled with carpet yarn. The
truck she ran into was car-
rying logs. The driver of
that truck was treated at a
local hospital and released.
The accident is under inves-
tigation,


Even with this year's
successes, all involved in
the charity program say
they will work to make next
year's even better. Over the
years the school has reached
out to many less fortunate
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said. "The more we can help,
the better things will con-
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TOYS FOR 463 \FEDY CHILDREN fill the hangar adjacent to the Walton County
Sheriffs Office (I C'S. O).Capt. Eddie Farris of the WCSO says this Christmas marks the
20th year his Jt'!'Lintnt has participated in the Sheriff's Santa Patrol. (Photo by Chris
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SANTA'S HELPERS SORT and bag toys for the WCSO's Sheriff's Santa Patrol. Capt.
Eddie Farris says a handful of his department's employees spent an entire day shopping at
the local Wal-Mart store. The Santa Patrol is the result of donations from individuals and
businesses, many of whom prefer to remain anonymous. (Photo by Chris Manson)


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COOPER ARMSTRONG VOLUNTEERS with the Sheriff's Santa Patrol. Armstrong's
mother works for the WCSO. Capt. Eddie Farris says many WCSO employees volunteered to
help bag toys on their day off. Each bag is numbered and used when notifying the children's
parents. (Photo by Chris Manson)


TERRI JACKSON, 1I'CSO employee, and Cooper Armstrong are among the many vol-
unteers who made-this year's Sheriff's Santa Patrol a reality for kids in need. "People were
good about helping," says the WCSO's Capt. Eddie Farris. (Photo b-" Chris Manson)


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can Presidency." The assembly is a four-day "celebration of learning," featuring speakers,
Wrformances, special events, and day sessions. Among the highlights are Jim Fowler.from
$utual of Omaha's '"Wild Kingdom," the popular Civil War re-enactors, tea with Mary
itodd Lincoln, the Hall of Presidents student museum, the Farmer's Opry, the Northwest
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Tree of Lights ceremony


honors loved ones


"The greatest tribute we
can pay to our loved ones
who have gone on before us,
is to continue loving, to con-
tinue caring and to contin-
ue investing in the lives of
those around us," said Rev.


Marshall Dean Whitaker at
Covenant Hospice's Tree of
Lights ceremony.
The ceremony is held an-
nually in DeFuniak Springs
and is a celebration of life,


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special readings, and the
lighting of a Christmas tree.
Each light on the tree sym-
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who have died over the last
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loved ones during the holi-
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The DeFuniak Herald

will be closed Monday and Tuesday,
Dec. 24 & 25.
We will be open Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, Dec. 26, 27 & 28.
Deadline for Jan. 3, 2008 issue will be Friday,
Dec. 28 at 4 p.m.


Merry Christmas!


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THE TRUETT FAMILY wishes everyone a very Mery Christmas!


FAMILY


FROM PAGE 2-A


so Santa has a special key to
get in the front door," says
Shelby.
"I enjoy spending time
with the family," says Car-
ry. "And getting ready for
Santa," she adds, not quite
winking at the kids.
"We like walking around
the lake looking at Christ-
mas Reflections, too," says
Shelby.
The Truett family Christ-
mas wish list includes a


tetherball set and skate-
board for Koleman; a digital
camera for Celeste; and a
piece of exercise equipment
Koleman describes as "one
of those push-up things they
have at Wal-Mart" for Dad.
Mom got her present early
this season. She is using her
new laptop computer as part
of her studies at Lurleen B.
Wallace Community College
in Opp, AL.
The family extends well


beyond this happy four-
some. There is Franklin
the turtle and a four-year-
old mixed-breed dog, Pluto.
"Pluto loves Christmas, too,"
gushes Koleman. "He gets a
big feast."
The Truett family attends
Leonia Baptist Church,
where Celeste and Koleman
go to Sunday School, but call
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Medical Center in Germany
provides medical care and
treatment to all American
soldiers who are wounded
in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Many receive care for only
a few days. Other military
members, who suffer from
critical injuries, may re-
quire months of extensive
surgeries and recuperation
before they can return to
their homes and families in
the United States.
Local student Sassy Bog-
art is helping by collecting
money for "Hoodies for He-
roes" to show the apprecia-
tion that people from Walton
County have for the sacri-
fices these military mem-
bers have made. Just .$14
will sponsor a black fleece
hoodie that says 'You Rank
No.1 With Walton County,
Florida." The hoodies were
designed by Vanessa Bump
of Coaches Corner and Bog-
art last year, as part of Op-
eration Appreciation.
In late January, the hood-


ies and thank you cards will
be mailed to Army chaplains
stationed at Landstuhl Med-
ical center. The chaplains
will then present them to
patients, with first prior-
ity going to soldiers from
Florida and other southern
states.
Bogart and other youth
ambassadors also shipped
a box of coffee and its condi-
ments to a Florida naval re-
serve unit that is deployed
to Kuwait, and have mailed
numerous cards to wounded
warriors at Walter Reed
Army Medical Center via
the American Red Cross.
The DeFuniak Springs Wal-
mart supplied the Christ-
mas cards.
All donations for Hoodies
for Heroes, no matter how
great or small, are gladly ac-
cepted and can be dropped
off at Prudential Merrifield
and Pilcher Realty at 682
Baldwin Ave., DeFuniak
Springs during their busi-
ness hours. For more infor-
mation, call 687-9747.


SASSY BOGART wears a Hoodie for Heroes sweatshirt
during a recent visit with Walton County Administrator
Ronnie Bell. Bell responded to her challenge to all county
officials with a hefty donation and happy holiday wishes.


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Plantation At Freeport breaks ground


The Plantation at Free-
port's builders recently
broke ground on the area's
master-planned community.
Developed by Cornerstone
Development Group, Inc.,
a subsidiary of The Ster-
ling Companies, and sold
through Sterling Realty,
The Plantation at Freeport
will sit on 4,000 acres and
will be a completely self-suf-
ficient community in Free-
port with a variety of hous-
ing options, nearby schools,
numerous retail properties,
businesses and recreational
amenities at residents' fin-
gertips.
"We are thrilled to break
ground on the first phase
of this community, Ashton
Park, and to begin laying
the foundation for one of the
area's premier residential
areas," said Buddy Runnels,
founder and managing part-


ner of Cornerstone Develop-
ment. "With the variety of
homes being built and the
community's ideal location,
people at all stages of their
life will enjoy living in this
picturesque, family-friendly
neighborhood."
The Plantation at Free-
port is a collaboration be-
tween five builders familiar
with the area, including
Randy Wise Homes, Inc.,
Key Lime Homes, Inc., Greg
Goodwin Construction, Inc.,
Spence Brothers Construc-
tion, Inc. and Classic Com-
munities, LLC. Bringing a
wealth of local experience
to this project, this family of
preferred builders is work-
ing collectively to build high
quality, affordable and at-
tainable homes within the
community.
Homes 'at The Planta-
tion at Freeport will have


a "southern" feel, hark-
ing back to the days of old
Freeport, with both cottage
and bungalow styles avail-
able. Homes will range
from approximately 1,200 to
1,800 square feet and sit on
an average lot size of 9,600
square feet (80 feet by 120
feet). Homes built in the
first phase will start as low
as $190,000.
In addition, all homes
will also be environmentally
conscious, consisting of en-
ergy efficient air systems,
enhanced insulation and
energy efficient light bulbs.
Other "green" options will be
available for interested buy-
ers at an additional cost.
"It was important to us
to create a community that
was friendly to the environ-
ment," Runnels said. "We
are always eager to do our
part, whether it's by sav-


ing energy in the homes we
build or by giving back to
the area through fundrais-
ing and charity events, as
we have done in other com-
munities throughout North-
west Florida."
Also planned are retail
shops and businesses, as
well as a planned Olympic-
size pool and an 80-acre
sports park right on prop-
erty at The Plantation at
Freeport. The sports park,
built in conjunction with the
city of Freeport, will include
spans of open fields and
courts for soccer, softball,


baseball, basketball, volley-
ball and more. In addition,
the community's homeown-
ers association dues will be
kept at a minimum to en-
sure that residents are able
to enjoy their neighborhood
and its amenities without
paying large monthly fees.
With the "new" U.S. 331
running through The Plan-
tation at Freeport, new com-
mercial properties will be
right at residents' doorsteps
and homeowners will even-
tually have direct access
to both roadways, assur-
ing easy routes and mini-


Dr. James Howell, D.O. Carolyn Lawrence, PAC Robert Knox, PAC Christy Allen, PAC
Mon., Tues., Thurs. Mon., Wed, Thurs.' Mon., Tues., Thurs. Mon., Tues., Wed.
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mal traffic in and out of the
property for daily activities,
as well as in the event of a
hurricane situation.
After the holidays, The
Plantation at Freeport will
host a large open house for
those interested in learning
more about the community,
its amenities and the types
of homes available. '
Runnels said, "The Plan-
tation of Freeport is a shin-
ing example of how team-
work and dedication can
bring a project, and an entire
neighborhood, together."


Dr. Stacey Tempkin, D.O.
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
7:30 am 4:30 pm
Fri. 7:30 am 2 p.m.


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THE START OF SOMETHING, hopes Buddy Runnels, developer behind the planned
Plantation At Freeport residential community.


Tax collector's R.A.T.E.


program a success


The Walton County Tax
Collector's *R.A.T.E. (Re-
mote, Area, Tax, Express)
program, introduced last
year, saw another success-
ful year with greater com-
munity participation and
an increase in received tax
payments. This year the
program collected approxi-
mately $99,000.00 in taxes
during the seven-day, sev-
en-commuinity locations.
"The R.A.T.E. program
was created to provide


greater convenience for our
customers", said Rhonda
Skipper, Walton County
tax collector. "Our goal is to
make it easier for our cus-
tomers to pay their taxes
and get the greatest dis-
count by paying during the
month of November."
This year, the R.A.T.E.
program was present in
seven communities: Mira-
mar Beach, Mossy Head,
Choctaw Beach, Paxton,,
Darlington, Red Bay and


Freeport. -At each location,
an employee of the tax col-
lector's office was available
to collect tax payments and
answer questions related to
property taxes.
In addition to the R.A.T.E.
program, Skipper is con-
sidering other services to
offer, including a customer
suggestion of a mobile field
unit.
For more information,
contact the Walton County
Tax Collector's Office at
(850)892-8121 or visit www.
waltontaxcollector.com.


A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY featuring "Rockin with
Foxy" karaoke fun, will be held from 8:30 p.m. till 1 a.m. at
the VFW Post Hall, 25 South 25th St., DeFuniak Springs,
FL. The public is invited and there is a $5 per person cover
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007

Mabron in worldwide talent contest


By DONA FAIR
For the son of a DeFuniak
Springs couple, auditioning
for "American Idol" would
have probably been easier
than the fierce, weeklong
auditions he recently went
through in hopes to be named
"Best of the Best" during the
Air Force's Worldwide Tal-
ent Contest at Lackland Air


Force Base in Texas.
Tech. Sgt. Lamon L. Ma-
bron, son of Lomax and
Setsuko Mabron of Wabash
Avenue, DeFuniak Springs,
was one of 56 Airmen com-
peting to be named the best
in their talent category and
hopefully land a coveted
spot on the 2008 "Tops in
Blue" team.


"Tops in Blue" is the Air
Force's premier entertain-
ment showcase which pro-
vides quality entertainment
for military members and
their families around the
world.
Over the years, famous
entertainers such as come-
dian Jerry Van Dyke of the
TV sitcom "Coach," then


--,

Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest contestants practice their dance routine for upcom-
ing auditions. (Photo by Robbin R. Cresswell)


The 2007 Tops in Blue team perform their show for the Air Force Worldwide Talent Con-
test contestants at the collocated club on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The contestants
are competing to be named the "Best of the Best" in their respective talent category and hope-
fully
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an Airman 2nd Class, and
comedian David Adkins,
now known as Sinbad, have
been members of the team.
The troupe has appeared on
"The Ed Sullivan Show" and
provided halftime entertain-
ment at the Super Bowl.
Mabron and his competi-
tors, all winners at their re-
spective bases, came from a
wide variety of career fields
and ranks, throughout Ac-
tive, National Guard and
Reserve units of the Air
Force.
"I'm competing for a po-
sition as a 'Tops in Blue'
pianist. I'd like to play all
genres of music and con-
tinue to grow and develop
my music experience, and
push my music capability,"
said Mabron, an airman as-
signed at Misawa Air Base,
Japan.
Throughout the week,
Mabron was required to
undergo a number of vocal,
instrumental and dance au-
ditions, personal interviews
and attend training semi-
nars conducted by former
"Tops in Blue" members
who returned to Lackland
as team assistants, coaches
and judges for the
talent contest.
"Preparing for something
like this takes daily practice
on different styles of mu-
sic," said Mabron, a 1996
graduate of Walton Senior
High School in DeFuniak
Springs.
Because all of the com-
petitors were equally talent-
ed in their respective areas,
most found it very difficult
to relax during the week.
"It has been very tiring
here with. the busy schedule
and the lack of sleep. But if
you love music, the sacrifice
is well worth it," said Ma-
bron.
Everyone here knows that
they all can't be winners, but
just making it to this level
of competition gives Mabron
and his competitors hope
that their talent may carry
them on to something even
bigger and better in the fu-
ture.
"I'd like to continue with
music, or be involved in the
field of music in any way. I
love playing the piano and
will always continue to
play," said Mabron.


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ticipated in the Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest which
was held at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
(Photo by Chris Burch)


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM
METHOD OF COLLECTION NON-AD
VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

Walton County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides
notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3) (a), Florida
Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be
levied within the unincorporated area of the County, for
the cost of providing road maintenance commencing
for the Fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2008. The
County will consider the adoption of a resolution
electing the use the uniform method of collecting such
assessments authorized by section 197.3632, Florida
Statues, at a public hearing to be held at 4:00 p.m. or
soon thereafter, on January 22, 2008 at the
Commission Chambers, DeFuniak Springs
Courthouse, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will
contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real
property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed
form of resolution, which contains the legal description
of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the
Walton County Clerk's office. All interested persons are
invited to attend.

In the event any person decides to appeal any decision
by the County with respect to any matter relating to the
consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be
needed and in such an event, such person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing
is made, which record includes 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 this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk's office at (850) 892-8115
prior to the date of the hearing.
DATED this 27 day of November 2007.
By Order Of: Dede Hinote
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
- .U4_-07 4tc.-12-27.1-3 10,17 .. ,, -- -' ..,

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Please 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.

Larry D. Jones, Chairman
Walton County Board of Commissioners
By: Dede Hinote/Administration
#120-07 2tc: 12-20,27


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007

,,NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM
METHOD OF COLLECTION NON-AD
VALOREM ASSESSMENTS

Walton County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides
notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3) (a), Florida
Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be
levied within the unincorporated area of the County
and the City of Paxton, for the cost of providing Fire
Services Assessment commencing for the Fiscal year
beginning on October 1, 2008. The County will
consider the adoption of a resolution electing, the use
the uniform method of collecting such assessments
authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statues, at a
public hearing to be held at 4:00 p.m. or soon
thereafter, on January 22, 2008 at the Walton County
Courthouse located at 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for
the levy and will contain a legal description of the
boundaries of the real property subject to the levy.
Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which
contains the legal description of the real property
subject to the levy, are on file at the Walton County
Clerk's office. All interested persons are invited to
attend.

In the event any person decides to appeal any decision
by the County with respect to any matter relating to the
consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be
needed and in such an event, such person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing
is made, which record includes 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 this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk's office at (850) 892-8115
prior to the date of the hearing.
By: Dede Hinote, Executive Assistant
SBCC Administration


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 -
Regular Meeting Freeport City
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 -
Community Center
Thursday, January 24th, 2008
Regular Meeting Freeport City
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 -
Community Center


Freeport Planning Board
Hall
Open Forum Freeport

- Freeport City Council
Hall
Open Forum Freeport


All of the above meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. CST or
as soon thereafter as possible. One or more city
councilpersons 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 corrmments, 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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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


DE FUNIAK SPRINGS II


POLICE REPORT


DeFuniak Springs Police ar-
rested the following people dur-
ing the week ending December
21, 2007:
William Bryan, 30, DFS,
Fraud, uttering a false instrument
x8, theft, grand theft x7,
Christopher Sherwood, 31,
DFS, Credit card fraud, theft,


Darrell Lynn Mabron, 49,
DFS, Theft of services,
Samuel Nielson, 19, Ad-
dress not given, Possession of
marijuana -20 grams,
Miguel Cisneros, 25, Ad-
dress not given, Resisting w/vio-
lence, battery on LEO, battery,
disorderly intoxication.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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, Burch


WALTON COUNTY CITIZENS can bring their Christmas trees to the Blue Mountain
stockpile to be ground into mulch Dec. 26 through Dec. 28, and Dec. 31 through Jan. 3, 8
a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Walton 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 stockpile is located on CR-83 between CR-30A and U.S.98. For fur-
ther information, contact Roy Brown Sr. of the Walton County Public Works Department
at (850)267-2201.
COVENANT HOSPICE INVITES anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one to at-
tend a free grief support group on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10
a.m. -11 a.m., at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 247 U.S. 331 N., in DeFuniak
Springs.
A bereavement specialist facilitates the group to allow members to talk with others
who have had similar losses and share their memories, which may be helpful in working
through the grief process.
"Dutch" lunch follows meeting. For more information, contact Charlotte Eschmann at
(850) 682-3628.

TO VOLUNTEER, MAKE A DONATION or to become a sponsor, of Boys & Girls Clubs
of the Emerald Coast, Inc., call Peggy Mahone at (850) 862-1616 or e-mail at www.bgcec.
com.
THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON SOCIETY will meet Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008,
at 6:30 p.m. at the OWC Learning Resources Center, Room 128. Don and Carole Ware will
present "Birds of the Philippines." They will share a professionally produced DVD and tell
of their encounters with many exotic and beautiful birds on their trip to the Philippines.
This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.Choctaw-
hatcheeAudubon.org.


joins

U.S.

Army

Kirstyn Burch has joined
the United States Army un-
der the Delayed Entry Pro-
gram. The program gives
young men and women the
opportunity to delay enter-
ing active duty for up to one
year.
Burch will report to Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for
basic training in July 2008.
She is the daughter of
Randi P. Lightner of Hucka-
ba Road, Defuniak Springs,
FL., and James 0. Burch of
Mattie Birch Road, Ponce
De Leon, FL.


Walton County Sheriff's Depu-
ties arrested the following people
during the week ending Decem-
ber 21, 2007:
Demetrius Marshall, 29,
Tampa, FTA,
Donald Earl Davis, 41,
Crestview, FVOP,
Donald Eugene Plunkard,
35, FWB, MVOP,
John L. Hallman, 19,
Niceville, FTA,
James Harold Jones, 37,
DFS, Worthless check,
Sara L. Nelson, 21, DFS,
Worthless check,
Christopher Michael Patter-
son, 25, Freeport, Aggravated
battery domestic,
C.C.D., 15, Address not giv-
en, Battery on detention staff,
Dantres Lane, 23, PDL,
FTA, failure to register as a sex
offender,
John Dean McLean, 43,
PDL, Warrant (Holmes Co.),
Travis Williams, 22, DFS,
Lewd and lascivious battery, ag-
gravated fleeing and eluding, re-
sisting w/o violence,
Jesse Ontko, 49, Tallahas-
see, Burglary x4, grand theft x2,
Charles Ledford, 46, Slo-
comb, AL., Grand theft x3, retail
theft x47, larceny of coin ma-
chine x50,
*Ambrosio Cordova, 54, Des-
tin, No valid DL, allowing unau-
thorized person to drive,


Julio Sandoval-Cesar, 21,
Destin, No valid DL,
James Anthony Stubbs, 33,
DFS, FTA (Santa Rosa Co.),
Justin Moon, 25, Glasgow,
KY., Resisting LEO w/violence,
assault on LEO, breach of
peace,
R.C.C., 17, DFS, Theft,
Jonathan Ryan Zarling, 24,
Destin, MVOP,
Steven B. Downing, 43,
DFS, FVOP,
E.B.C., 18, DFS, Theft,
grand theft, retail theft,
James David Lees, 40, Val-
rico, FL., Hold for U.S. Marshal,
Amer Sudhir Patel, 23, Tal-
lahassee, Permitting another to
use DL,
Vishel Jitendra Pedilic, 24,
Tallahassee, DWLSR, present-
ing false I.D.,
Patricia Anh Scott, 52, DFS,
Uttering forged checks, petit
theft,
Janice Marie Thompson, 53,
DFS, FVOP,
Joseph Arshawsky, 42, Mira-
mar Beach, DUI,
Gus Gurky, 46, Gainsville,
GA., FVOP,
Jorge Isaac Ruiz, 31, FWB,
FTA, FVOP,
Shirley Kilpatrick, 45, DFS,
Worthless checks 2,
Dean Vernon Smith, 46,
Miramar Beach, DUI,
Justino Vargas Guiterrez,
29, Daphne, AL., No DL.


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.m 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 OF PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED LAND USE

CHANGE & REZONING

The DeFuniak Springs City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, January 14,
2008, 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.









Sub*e t Property
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Applications nave 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 'A 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
LOTA 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.

/ C '

Gregry L Sville, AICP
Planning Director #126-07 1tc: 12-27


WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
For 1st Reading and Transmittal
of the Public Schools Facilities
Element,

Amendments to the Capitol
Improvement Element and the
Intergovernmental Coordination
Element


Notice is hereby given that the City of
DeFuniak Springs City Council will conduct a
public hearing on Monday, January 14, 2008,
beginning at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
may be heard at the DeFuniak Springs City Hall,
71 US Hwy 90 W, DeFuniak Springs, Florida to
consider the first reading and transmittal of the
Public Schools Facilities Element, Amendments
to the Capitol Improvement Element and the
Intergovernmental Coordination Element of the
Comprehensive Plan to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs.

The proposed ordinance 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.

/s/ Gregory L. Scoville, AICP
Planning Director
#125-07 1ltc: 12-27


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People


Places


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THIS CHRISTMAS ANGEL was excited to see Santa be-
fore Christmas Eve.


"I TOLD YOU he was real!" Having seen St. Nick with hi
own eyes Christmas is now complete for this happy young
ster.
ster. '


By ALICIA LEONARD
Almost everyone loves
Santa. At least that was the
look all the kids were wear-
ing during their chance to


meet the world's most fa-
mous North Pole resident
last week.
Tri-County Head Start
and their two local De-
Funiak Springs locations
held a Holiday Family Night
to help all kids enrolled in
Head Start to have a Christ-
mas meal and some presents
for little ones.
Over 300 parents and
children packed into the De-
Funiak Springs Community
Center to enjoy a holiday


dinner of ham, chicken and
all the trimmings. Door priz-
es were given out to parents
during a drawing and the
kids then serenaded their
families with a cheerful'ren-
dition of "Jingle Bells." Then
it was time for the jolly, old
fat man himself to show up.
Children squealed with
delight when Santa came in
with his helper elves. Par-
ents helped to wrangle the
kids into a semi-organized
line to await their turn for


their photo with.Santa.
Mary Jo Craft said, "This
is the second year in a row
we have put on this family
night and this was a huge
crowd. Barbara Lawnizack
works tirelessly to put ii,
together and we are happy
to do it for the families. Tri-
County (Community Coun-
cil) donates many of the
items and volunteers bring
food and pies to share with
the families. It a great event
to be a part of every year-."


NOBODY IN THE ROOM was more thrilled about meet-
ing Santa than this grinning, happy child.


"WHATYO UTALKING-
ABOUT, WILLIS? Santa
Claus IS real and I'm going
to see him today!"


SANTA CLAUS can still draw a crowd and pack a house.


SANTA AND HIS SLEIGH get underway, heading out
on SR-20, west of Freeport. (Photo by Ben Grafton).


NATIVITY SCENE illuminated on SR-20 west of Free-
port. (Photo by Ben Grafton).


GINGERBREAD HOUSE, complete with Frosty, Elf, and Christmas carolers on SR-20,
west of Freeport. (Photo by Ben Grafton).


FREEPORT TOWN PLANTERS' Christmas display at junction of SR-20 and U.S. 331.
(Photo by Ben Grafton)


HAVING A HEART-TO-HEART with Santa about her
Qhristmas list.


Santa Claus gets an early Head Start


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


PAGE 2-B


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Amaris,

We are so proud of the beautiful
young lady you have become;

Congratulations!


Love,
Dad, Mom, Leah,
Aaron and Daniel


Ask

Auntie Em


'Mr. and Mrs. RonalCdR. Vail, o Orlando,
EL.announce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, 'Miss 'shly Lynn CBenaer to 'Mr. Willtam
'McCaskillCampell, son of'Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
Ciam 0. Camp belttq of DeTuniak Syrings.
The 6ridce-to-be is the randdaughter of'Jr.
and Mrs. Dennis graves of noxville, .1T
and Mr. and 'Mrs. David qetson of C(inton,
T'. Witliam is the grandson of Dr. Sarah
SchuCz of'Marianna, andthe late Dr. Rich-
ard SchuCz and 'Mrs. Wiffiam 0. Campbell
Jr. of DeEuniakp Syrings, and the late 'Mr.
Campbeff
'Miss Bender is a 2002 graduate of Dr.
Phifflips qfgh School in OrCando, andc 'alla-
hassee Community Colie e Schoolfo lNursing.,
She is currentCy an Rgfor the eonataCqn-
tensive Care 'Unit at Taflahassee 'Memorial
-fospitaC, and is continuing nursing studies
at ECorida State 'University.
'Mr. Campellis a 200ooo graduate of Wal-
ton 21gh Schooland'Florida State 'Universi-
ty. e is employedin f'Tallahassee in Optical
Sales.
'The wedding will be heCd in Orlando, on
A trifl2, 2008.


Dear Auntie Em,
I know you've been
fielding a lot of holiday
questions this month so
I have a little something
different to ask.
You see I'm a
transplanted Yankee and
all the time I've been here
no one has been able to tell'
me the difference between
a pea and a bean. You got
any answers on that one?
Oh, and have a Merry
Christmas.
Rick Pitkin
Gulf Breeze, Fl.
Dear Rick,
Good to hear from you
and, yes, I have answered
a lot of questions about
the holidays this month,
so I will keep your answer
short and sweet. I checked


and double checked all
my sources and this is
what I found.
Sometimes a legume
by any other name is still
just a legume. They are
one in the same.
I will leave you and
yours with a quote by
Dale Evans Rogers.
"Christmas; my child, is
love in action. Every time
we love, every time we
give, it's Christmas."
May God bless you.
Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year.

Auntie Em
Send your letters and
emails to Auntie Em to
dfsherald@gmail.com
or to P.O. Box 1546,
DeFuniak Springs,
F1.32435


PICTURED IN PHOTO from left to right, Karen Cowell,
Covenant Hospice social worker; Diane DaCosta, Covenant.
Hospice Partners in Care program coordinator; Chris Will'-
cox, Wal-Mart Store Manager; Dona Clemmons, Wal-Mart
Assistant Store Manager; Carolyn Williams, Covenant Hos-
pice Community Educator.


WaCl-Mart presents check
to Covenant 9fosyice
Wal-Mart Store #1134 in
DeFuniak Springs recently
presented a check for $500
to Covenant Hospice. The
donation will support the
programs Covenant Hospice
provides to patients, their
families and the community
at large.
These programs include
bereavement services, chap-
lain services, children's
support services and indi-
gent patient care. In 2006,
Covenant Hospice provided
over $1.3 million in services
to uninsured and under-in-
sured patients.
Covenant Hospice cur-
rently serves approximately
1,200 patients daily and is a
not-for-profit organization.
Services are based on need
and not ability to pay.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


THE GRAND PRIZE was a bright red Christmas blan-
ket, awarded to Sue Clausen. Her door was decorated by her
daughter Michelle Sweeney, with gold foil paper, a Christ-
mas tree, and small presents.


"MOST ORIGINAL" was won by Mildred Geiger, for her
door which was decorated by her family. Ms. Geiger received
a Christmas ornament for her family's efforts.

Staney 'q-ouse Christmas

Door tradition continues


By ALICIA LEONARD
The Fifth Annual Christ-
mas Door Decorating Con-
test at Stanley House kicked
off November 23. Residents,
families and staff members
have been enjoying this cel-
ebration for years.
Janice Jackson and Alicia
Leonard of the ,DeFuniak
Herald-Breeze were judges


THIS COLORFUL DOOR received an honorable mention
and decorated with the names of every resident and staff
member.


Community

Calendars

THE WALTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958 is look-
ing for lost classmates.
Nam Allison Applewhite, Barbara Jean Brownlee, Phy-
lis Mann, Nila Ruth McGowin, Gloria Ann Oblazny, Mary
Evelyn Riddle, Amdera Marie Schultz, Charles Arom Wilk-
erson 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 Ger-
aldine 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 residenc-
es on Eglin AFB.
They need information, memorials, pictures, sales con-
tracts if available memories all can share during this
time. Most of this generation has deceased. Histories of
families are being lost or forgotten. For more information,
call (850) 951-8947, (850) 897-2145 or (850) 548-5353.
IF YOU OR YOU KNOW SOMEONE that has stuffed
dolls or bicycles that can be donated for the needy at Christ-
mas, please call Earl Thompson at (850) 333-9480 and help
make a childs Christmas merry.
A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY featuring "Rockin with
Foxy" karaoke fun, will be held from 8:30 p.m. till 1 a.m. at
the VFW Post Hall, 25 South 25th St., DeFuniak Springs,
FL. The public is invited and there is a $5 per person cover
charge.


OPENHOUS
y Dece ber 2th 10AM UP


of the contest.
The grand prize was a
bright red Christmas blan-
ket, awarded to Sue Claus-
en. Her door was decorated
by her daughter, Michelle
Sweeney, with gold foil pa-
per, a Christmas tree, and
small presents.
"Most Creative", was
awarded to Greta Ptak for


"MOST CREATIVE" was awarded to Ms. Greta Ptak for
her door which was decorated by employee Wanda Wilson.
The prize was a Christmas wind-chime.


her door which was deco-
rated by employee Wanda
Wilson. The door featured a
Snowman which was made
from rug-weave. The prize
was a Christmas wind-
chime.
"Most Original" was won
by Mildred Geiger, for her
door which was decorated
by her family. The door had
a large Christmas stocking
filled with candy canes for
each staff member. Geiger


received a Christmas orna-
ment for her family's ef-
forts.
Honorable Mentions went
to Flora Conger for her door
which was decorated in blue
foil wrap and a blue'-trimmed
wreath, by her daughter-in-
law Jean Conger, and Me-
lissa Carter, the facility's
nurse, who decorated the
medication room door with
a stocking for each resident
and staff member.


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OBUrUA'IZIES


Edith Flora Donaldson,
85, of DeFuniak Sprin -,
passed away Saturday, Dec.
8, 2007, in Healthmark Re-
gional Medical Center. She
was born July 14, 1922 in
Escambia County, Florida,
the dLauihj-r of-Ti 1'ph and
Mary Ann "\Ihlly" Crews
Donaldson.
Donaldson worked at
Eglin Air Force Base civil
service until her first retire-
ment. Later she was associ-
ated ii Harris Insurance
\. ,-n i and later with Cath-
erine Kini: Clerk of Courts.
.\A I, r k.1 \ i ih,. positions
to really retire, she kept
busy with church work. She
was active with her Sunday
School class at First United
Methodist Church and was
often seen working in the
Methodist Thrift Shop. Flo-
ra was a faithful member
of First United Methodist
Church until ill-health pre-
vailed. She is predeceased
by her parents and two


Nelson
William Roger Nelson,
61, of DeFuniak Springs,
FL. passed away Dec.19,
2007,_ at the Chautauqua
Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center with his family at
his side. He was born July
9, 1946, in Walton County,
FL to Dalton and Ila Mae
Infirnger Nelson.. '
Nelson was a resident of
DeFuniak Springs and Bap-
tist by faith. He was a log-
ger and a dump truck driver
with Chad Gillis Trucking
for several years. He loved
fishing, hunting and spend-
ing time with his family.
Nelson was preceded
in death by his father and
mother; two brothers, Mon-
tie and Ronnie Nelson, and
two sisters, Odessa and,
Edna Nelson.
Nelson is survived by one
son, Clifford Nelson of Ponce
de Leon, FL.; two daughters,
Alicia Cook and husband,
Ted, of Cedar Springs, GA.
and Kimberly Nelson and
fiance, Ebin Cosson; three
brothers, Dudley Nelson,
Lou Nelson and wife, Jea-
nette and Randy Nelson all
of DeFuniak Springs, FL.;
eight sisters, Hattie Curry
and husband, George, of
Ponce de Leon, FL.;' Elaine


brothers, William Trammell
Donaldson and Joseph Fel-
ton Donaldson.
Among survivors are her
sister, Nadine Brassell, of
DeFuniak Springs, and her
brother, Lynn Donaldson
and wife, Toni, of Glendale;
her sisters-in-law, Ernestine
B. Donaldson, of Crestview,
and Nancy 0. Donaldson, of
Glendale. Numerous nieces
and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memo-,
rials may be made in Flora
Donaldson's memory to Wes-
ley Memorial United Meth-
odist Church of DeFuniak
Springs. Funeral services
were held Tuesday, Dec. 11,
2007 at Wesley Memorial
United Methodist Church
with Reverend David Wil-
son officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the Center Ridge
United Methodist Church
Cemetery.
Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direction
of Jerry Evans.


Taylor and husband, Dean,
of Millington, TN.; Effie
Hall and husband, David
of DeFuniak Springs, FL.,
Dianne Hall of DeFuniak
Springs, FL; Doris Ammons
and husband, Bobby, of
Ponce de Leon, FL, Charlene
Crew and husband, John,
of DeFuniak Springs, Lin-
da Dion of Fargo, GA, and
Crystal Ard and husband,
James, of Robertsdale, AL.;
nine grandchildren, Bran-
don Hewett, Derek Nelson,
James Nelson, Dylon Nel-
,son, Morgan Cosson, Aus-
tin Cordle, Ebin Cosson Jr.,
Grace Nelson and Audrey
Nelson, and numerous niec-
es and nephews.
Funeral services were
conducted Saturday, Dec.
22, 2007, at Pleasant Ridge
Baptist Church with Rev.
Janies Burnham, Owen
Smith and Dr, James John-
son officiating.
Burial followed in the
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Those asked to serve
as pallbearers were David
Nelson Jr., Wayne Nelson,
Jimmy Hall, Christopher
Ammons, Chad Gillis and
Donnie Bengston. Those
serving as honorary pall-
bearers were Brian Am-
mons, Tommy Cook, Joe
Nelson and Tracy Cosson.
The family .would like
to thank the entire staff at
the Chautauqua Rehabilita-
tion and Nursing Center for
the care and concern shown
to them during this time of
need.
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 ar-
rangements.


Fields


The angels of heaven re-
joiced on the evening of De-
cember 12th when Herman
Ard went to be with his
Lord. He was 80 years old.
Born to the late William
L. and Pinkey Ard, Mr.
Ard moved to Port St Joe
in 1949 and began his ca-
reer with the St. Joe Paper
Company. He was called
away for a short period
of time to serve our coun-
try in the Korean war, but
then returned to raise his
family and make this his
lifelong home. He was pre-
ceded in death by his loving
wife, Margaret Spann Ard.
He retired from St. Joe Pa-
per in 1996. He was the lab
supervisor.
Shortly after realizing
the boredom of retirement,
he began working as the
school crossing guard for
Port St. Joe High School.
Mr. Ard was an avid Shark
fan. He loved the children of
the community and proudly
wore the purple and gold.
His most proud moment
was the 1997 State cham-
pionship baseball win with
his grandson, Ryan, pitch-
ing the winning game.
Mr. Ard was very well
known in the community.
His family owned and oper-
ated a local flower shop for
many years. He was also
very active in his church,
Oak Grove Assembly of
God. He delivered meals:


Martha-Roberts, 55, died
peacefully at her home on
Wednesday, Dec. 12. She
was born in Greenville, MS.,
and grew up in West Palm
Beach, FL.. Martha moved
to Marion County in 1975,
first living in Citra and then
in Fort McCoy. She had
worked as a medical tran-
scriptionist for the past 14
years. Martha was a very
thoughtful, creative, and a
caring person who always
thought of others first. She
drew great pleasure from
her family, friends, and na-
ture. She enjoyed camping,
hiking, watching wildlife
from her home office win-
dow, and spending time
with family and friends.
Martha is survived by her
husband of 30 years, Chris
Roberts; her daughter, Jes-
sica Roberts-Misterly of St.
Augustine; her sisters Patri-


Donaldson


cia Hicks of Young Harris,
GA., and Peggy Cavanaugh
of Melbourne Beach; and
her mother Margaret Rich-
ard of Lake Placid. Martha
was buried at Glendale Me-
morial Nature Preserve in
DeFuniak Springs, FL., on
Saturday, December 15.
A celebration of her life
will be held on Saturday,
Jan. 5 at 2 pm at the home of
Michael Hill and Ellie Don-
ovan, 6700 SW 12th Ct. in
the Summit III subdivision.
Contact donohill@gmail.
com for more information.
Memorials can be made to
Hospice of Marion County,
P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL.
34478.

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


to the shut-ins through the
church food ministry until
his recent illness. He was al-
ways known for his kind na-
ture and constant smile. His
love for his family, friends
and community was evident
in his everyday life, he was
a friend to all, young and
old.
He is survived by his son,
Tim Ard of Freeport, his
daughter. Jacque Ard-Yea-
ger and husband, Warren of
Port St. Joe, his grandchil-
dren, Kelli Yeager-Combs
and husband, Robert, of
Port St. Joe, Ryan Yeager
and wife, Bridgette, of Lynn
Haven, Ashton Ard-Larson
and husband, Nick, of Crest-
view, and Abby Ard, of Port
St. Joe, and his great-grand-
children, Jacob and Jackson
Combs and R.J. and Drew
Yeager.
He also leaves behind a
very special friend and com-
panion, Inell Stutzman of
Port St. Joe, a brother, Oak-
land Ard and wife, Jackie of
Jay, a sister, Versie Ard of
DeFuniak Springs, numer-
ous nieces, nephews and a
host of cousins and lifelong
friends.
A time' of visitation was
held at the Oak Grove As-
sembly of God on Friday,
December 14th from 5 p.m.
until 7 p.m. A celebration of
life was. held on Saturday,
December 15th, at 11 o'clock
a.m., also at the Oak Grove
Assembly of God. Intern-
ment followed in the family
plot at Holly Hill Cemetary.
Asked to serve as ac-
tive pallbearers were Rob-
ert Combs, Jacob Combs,
Nick Larson, Ryan Yeager,
Ronnie Ard & Freddie Ard.
Honorary pallbearers were
his Homemakers Sunday
School class members of
Oak Grove Assembly. .
Services were under the
direction of Southerland Fu-
neral Homes Panama City /
Port. St. Joe.


Helen McMillian Ad-
kinson, 77, of DeFuniak
Springs, FL., passed away
Dec. 21, 2007, at her resi-
dence with her family at her
side. She was born Dec. 6,
1930 in DeFuniak Springs,
FL. to John and A.V. Adki-
son McMillian.
Adkinson was Baptist by
faith and a member of Pleas-
ant Ridge Baptist Church.
She worked as a cook. She
enjoyed working in the yard,
gardening and taking care
of her family.
Adkinson was preceded
in death by her father and
mother; her husband, Willis
G. Adkinson; one son, Gary
Adkinson; two brothers,
Thelton McMillian, and an
infant brother.
Adkinson is survived by
her son, Craig L. Adkinson,
of Destin, FL.; two daugh-
ters, Shirley Drake and hus-
band, William and Sheila
Garland all of DeFuniak
Springs, FL.; six brothers,
Quinn McMillian and wife,
Becky of DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, Carvel McMillian of
Tallahassee, FL., Phil Mc-
Millian of DeFuniak Springs,
FL., Wendell McMillian of
Tallahassee, FL., Bobby Mc.-
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Deborah Ann Panell
Fields,. 56, of DeFuniak
Springs passed away
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007
as the result of injuries sus-
tained in a vehicle accident
in Alabama.
She was born June 10,
1951 in Uriah, AL., the
daughter of Darrell and
Ruby Lee Sanders Panell.
Fields is predeceased by
two brothers, Darrell and
Billy Ray, and a sister Caro-
lyn.
Among survivors of Deb-
bie Fields are her children,
Wanda Fascina and hus-
band, David of Crestview;
Ramona Sellars, Melissa
Shirah and husband, Jona-
than, Bobby Fields and wife,
Desirae, and Brian Fields
and wife, Sharon, all of De-
Funiak Springs; sisters,
Frances Sheets, of Pensa-
cola, FL. Cathryn Wright
and husband, Lester of
DeFuniak Springs, and El-


len Ruth Atchison and hus-
band, Fred, of Salipta, AL.;
one brother, J.R. Shields
and wife, Sarah Ann, of
DeFuniak Springs, FL.;
mother, Ruby Downey, of
DeFuniak Springs; father-
in-law, Raymond Darley,
of Jackson, AL.; her former
husband, George Waddell, of
Jackson, TN., and 15 grand-
children and three great-
grandchildren also survive
Debbie Fields.
Pallbearers were Jeff
Sheets, Benjamin Sheets,
Chad Atchison, Daniel
Wise, Larry Brooks, Bran-
don Wise, Travis Wright
and Travis Fields.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, Dec. 22,
2007, in Jerry Evans Chapel
with Rev. Jason Campbell
officiating. Burial followed
in Magnolia Cemetery.
Arrangements and ser-
vices were under the direc-
tion of Jerry Evans.


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DeFuniak Springs, and Ly-
Vonne McMillian and wife,
Judy of DeFuniak Springs;
three sisters, Hattie Chap-
man of Mobile, AL., Betty
Clauss and husband, Bud,
of DeFuniak Springs, and
Sandra Harper of Tallahas-
see; one sister-in-law, Baba-
ra Adkinson of DeFuniak
Springs. Known as "Maw
Maw" to her five grandchil-
dren and three great-grand-
children, Brandon Garland
and wife, Nora, Mitch Ad-
kinsbn, Heath Adkinson,
Holly Garland and Belinda
Barto and husband, Randy;
three great-grandchildren
Angel, Brittany and Court-
ney.
She was the life of her
family and in our hearts for-
ever she will be missed.
Memorial services were
conducted, Sunday, Dec.
23, 2007, at Pleasant Ridge
Baptist Church, with Revs.
Phil McMillian and Owen
Smith officiating.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign a
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com
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Home was in charge of ar-
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Movie Review

"The Perfect Holiday" is a genial, generic Christmas flick


By BRUCE COLLIER
There's really nothing to
object to about Lance
Rivera's "The Perfect
Holiday." There's not much
to get excited about, either.
The film stars Queen
Latifah and Terrence
Howard. Or rather, theirs
are the biggest names in
the film. They are,
respectively, Mrs. Christ-
mas and Bah Humbug, a
pair of good and bad
"angels," woven through
the film. They don't do
much of anything except
comment on the action,
especially Mrs. Christmas.
Howard's "performance as
Bah Humbug seems
somewhat forced, like
watching James Earl Jones
telling a knock-knock joke.
Considering Howard made
his reputation in dramatic
fare like "Hart's War,"
"Hustle and Flow," and
"The Brave One," his
appearance here raises
questions about whether he
owed someone a favor, or
just needed to buy a few
things. Latifah, with her
mile-wide smile and big-
sister warmth, looks more
comfortable.
This movie had four


screenwriters, with an
additional two people
working on "story." That
could account for the result
- a workmanlike Christmas
comedy romance, with
Santa Claus, elves, kids,
wishes, longing, heart-
break, songs, and a
Christmas Eve resolution.
At the center of the story
is Nancy (Gabrielle Union),
a divorced mother of three
adorable kids. Her ex- is a
rap singer/producer named
J-Jizzy (Charlie Murphy).
J-Jizzy is generous with
the support checks, but
virtually non-existent as a
parental presence. When
we first meet Nancy and
her kids, she is preparing
them to spend Christmas
with Dad. The three kids
sit on the porch, packed
and bundled up, waiting for
their glamorous father to
show. Preoccupied with
getting the perfect
Christmas song to complete
his last-minute holiday CD
release, J-Jizzy never
comes. Nevertheless, the
oldest boy, John-John
(Malik Hammond), refuses
to let go of his hero-
worshipping image of his
father. "He'll be here," says


the boy, hunkering down
on the porch. When he
doesn't come, John-John
repairs to his room to do
dance moves to J-Jizzy's
music videos.
On the other side of the
potential romance is
Benjamin (Morris Ches-
tnut). Benjamin is a good-
hearted guy, the kind that
gives his last dollar to a
homeless person, only to
get an overdue rent notice
tacked on his door. He
aspires to a career as a
singer/songwriter (OK, you
see where this is going),
but has a part-time gig as a
mall Santa. Assisting him
is Jamal (Faizon Love), his
plus-sized best buddy,
confidante, and elf.
This film is set in New
Jersey, a populous state.
All the same, Nancy brings
her kids to the mall for a
visit to Santa, the exact
same mall where...yep.
Nancy's true-believer
daughter Emily (Khail
Bryant, rivaling Dakota
Fanning for sheer
cinematic cuteness) asks
Santa to bring her mother
a wish she's overheard her
make that a man would
pay her a simple


compliment. Santa sees
Nancy, and decides to
attend to that wish
personally. A few days
later, as Benjamin, he
delivers. Nancy is smitten,
Benjamin is smitten, and
after the requisite cute
false starts, they are off on
a date, and romance.
Things look good, except for
a small detail.
Benjamin does not want
Nancy to know he's a
struggling, financially-
challenged artist, so he
spins her a tale about how
he sells office supplies, an
unglamorous but re-
spectable trade. Jamal is
skeptical ("You work at a
mall, dog," he reminds
Benjamin, "part time.")
If all this. weren't
coincidental enough even
for a Christmas flick,
Benjamin has sent a demo
CD to do I even need to
say it? J-Jizzy, who is one
song short of a releasable
CD. His producer, Delicious
(Katt Williams) cautions J-
Jizzy about content,
advising him that "I Saw
Mama Cappin' Santa
Claus" is not good holiday
musical fare. Desperate, J-
Jizzy tells Delicious to pick


a song at random, any song,
and he'll record it. I won't
give away the secret by
telling you whose
previously-submitted demo
CD gets picked. No, wait,
what secret? Benjamin is
invited to J-Jizzy's studio
for a session, and a
contract. Needless to say,
once he learns of the
relationship between his
new boss and his new
girlfriend, Benjamin's little
web of deception gets too
sticky to endure.
I won't go any further
than that, except to remind
you that not even Tim
Burton would slap an
unhappy ending on a
Christmas movie.
As I said at the
beginning, "The Perfect
Holiday" has all the
standard equipment of a
decent Christmas movie. In
addition to solid
performances by everyone,
there are some good
moments. When Benjamin
has to skip work to make
his recording date, Jamal
steps up and into the
Santa duds, struggling with
padding until he realizes he
packs his own bowl full of
jelly. Inspired by the
success of Benjamin's


"office supplies" fiction,
Jamal hooks up with one of
Nancy's girlfriends by
telling her he's a bounty
hunter. The ploy requires
him to paper his apartment
walls with wanted posters.
As Delicious, Katt Williams
exudes world-weary
resignation, striving daily
to keep the mercurial J-
Jizzy from doing something
completely stupid. Charlie
Murphy (Eddie's older
brother) has a wolfish grin,
alternating between
sincerity and sneering
selfishness as J-Jizzy.
This season sports an
abundance of Christmas
movies. Some have Christ-
mas themes and some just
have holiday-sized budgets.
"The Perfect Holiday" has
no vulgar language,
harmless humor, and. even
manages a few sly pokes at
the rap/hip hop industry.
All while staying family-
friendly. Queen Latifah -
who co-produced the film,
probably thought, "Well
someone has to make a
family Christmas movie."
She did better with last
year's more adult "Last
Holiday," but "The Perfect
Holiday," though not
perfect, is not bad at all.


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Nazarene Church to host


concert, December 30


The Nazarene Church of
DeFuniak Springs is host-
ing a concert with Keith
Knox on Sunday, Dec. 30 at
10:30 a.m.
Knox is a native of Koko-
mo, IN. and now resides in
Birmingham, AL. He start-
ed playing the piano at the
age of 3, taking lessons at 4,
and began playing in church
regularly at age 7.
Keith regards the minis-
try in music as his calling
and is a witness to God's
overwhelming grace in his
life.
Keith serves as worship
leader and minister of mu-
sic in Birmingham. He is a
songwriter, and released his
fourth acoustic piano CD,
"Peace and Quiet."
The ',wne reg'tion invites
eov eryv'e The congregationn
meets in the Seventh Day
Adventist C'hurch in De-


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 iho pre-
viously sang with the Speer
-Family and is co-founder
of the Downings. She was
a regular on The Gaither
Homecoming Videoir-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


PIANIST KEITH KNOX
Funiak Springs.
For more information con-


tact Pastor John Beschler at
865-7575.


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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.


Independent Pallbearers to meet at Macedeonia Baptist, Dec. 30


The Independent Pall-
bearer's fifth-Sunday meet-
ing will be at Macedonia
Baptist Church in Argyle,


FL. with Rev. Willie E.
Brown Sr., pastor.
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- 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 Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night
prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are cordially invited and welcome.
For a ride to church contact 892-0706 or 892-4704.

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

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

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

FAITH PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GENEVA invites everyone
ot come celebrate new life, new faith, new hope where Jesus is
Lord and God. We preach Christ and the remission of sins according
to John 3:1-18 and Acts 238. Come and worship in Spirti arid 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-
449-81.57

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 arid 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 annointed preaching and singing, Our Sunday morning services
begin at 10 a.m. and our Sunday evening service begins at 5 p.m. Our.
Wednesday evening service begins at 7 p.m. We also offer children'st
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 Bayloop.& Harrison St.) Freeport, FL, 850-835-2261. Dr. Charles
Satterwhite, pastor. Sunday school 8:45 a.m., Sunday Morning
Worship Service 10 a.m. Singing 5:15 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship
Service 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday 6 p.m. Please come
worship with us.

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

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

GREATER ST. JOSEPH AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL
CHURCH, 117 Graham Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 invites
you to come worship with our church family each Sunday. Church
school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. We


are located at 117 Graham Ave. Rev. Michael Perry and the
entire congregation extends an open and warm welcome to each
and everyone to come and worship with us. You are encouraged
to come join us at any of our services. You may call for more
information at 892-2009.

HISTORIC SAINT AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is
located at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday Eucharist
is celebrated at 10:15 a.m. Bible study in the vicarage at 9 a.m.
Wednesday public healing service from 6-6:30 p.m. in the church.
Following there is a historical new Testatment study using a video
presentation from the University of North Carolina followed by
discussion. All are welcome. The new Vicar is the Rev. John Scott,
M.Div. St. Agatha is the home of the Lakeside Concert Series. For
information, call (850)892-9754.

INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 280-A, 4.5
miles south of DeFuniak Springs, cordially invites you to come and
worship with us in Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship
services, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Choir Practice is Sunday
afternoon at 4 p.m. and church training study at 5 p.m. Wednesday
night Bible study is at 6 p.m. The congregation extends a very
special welcome to come visit or make us your church home. We
practice "Love one another". A nursery is provided.

JESUS LOVES YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE ... SO DO WE
at WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 295 Hwy. 331 N., DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433. 850-892-7112. PASTOR: Randy Nelson 892-
2721. Sunday School 9:45 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 CHRISTCHURCH, 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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Teen center set to open in early 2008


By CHRIS MANSON
Bobbie Smith, unit di-
rector for the Boys and
Girls Clubs of the Emerald
Coast's DeFuniak Springs
Teen Center, says renova-
tion on the former National
Guard armory on Hwy. 83
is progressing nicely, and
the center should be ready
to open its doors to area
middle- and high-schoolers
by late February or early
March 2008.
Smith said central air
conditioning is currently be-


ing installed in the building.
After that, new flooring will
be added, followed by an in-
door basketball court. Then
the offices and classrooms
will get a makeover.
"There was a courthouse
project that had priority,"
said Smith. "That pushed us
back from our January date.
Prior to opening, there will
be an open house for every-
one to look around."
The Parks and Recreation
Department is spearhead-


ing all of the renovations
to the armory building. The
Boys and Girls Clubs of the
Emerald Coast depends
on community donations
to keep running. Smith
praised businesses in the
area who pledged support
for the center at a Breakfast
Club held at McLain's Fam-
ily Steakhouse last month.
"If I try to list them all, I'll
forget someone," he said.
The Walton County
School System has been very


helpful, too, Smith noted.
"(Superintendent) Carlene
Anderson has given permis-
sion for buses to drop kids
off after school," he said.
"That was going to be one of
our major hurdles, getting
kids to the center." Over
1,700 flyers for the Teen
Center have been circulated
through the local schools
and academies.
"Anyone can become a
member," said Smith, who
added that the center will


serve ages 12 through 18.
Information packets and
membership applications
are available to anyone
interested. Smith can be
reached at (850) 862-1616
or by e-mail at bsmith@arc.
net.
While the renovation ef-
forts are well-staffed, Smith
said volunteers would be
needed once the building is
completed. "We are looking
for volunteers for everything
from cleaning to working in


our after school 'education
system."

Smith is new to the area,
having relocated from South
Dakota in September. He
stressed the importance of
being a mentor to young-
sters. "Teenagers bring a
unique quality with them,
and I enjoy tapping into the
'source' given off by each
one," he wrote at the Web
site www.bgcec.com. "That
source is called individual-
ism."


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DFS Little
League
registration
The DeFuniak Springs Little
League will hold registration
at the DeFuniak Springs Little
League Park on the following
date in January:
Saturday, Jan. 5, 9-5 p.m.;
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2-5 p.m.;
Monday, Jan. 7, 3-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan.12, 9-5 pm.

Parents registering their chil-
dren must bring three different
documents to provide proof of
residency. Registration forms
can be downloaded and filled
out from the website: de-
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Sports


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


Area high school sports recap


By CHUCK HINSON
Dec. 17
Girls basketball
Central 38, Freeport 37: It
came down to just a 1-point
difference for the Lady Bull-
dogs as Central held on to
pull out the win at the open-
ing round of the Jay Christ-
mas tournament. The shoot-
ing from thefree-throw line
was what doomed the Lady
Bulldogs.
Nicole Dykes scored 13
points for Freeport.
Other scorers Freeport
included: Joslyn King and
Curstin Buford with 6
points each; Jessie Moulton,
5; Dannica Mosher, 4; and
Nikki Blalock with 3 points.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 5 8 8 26 37
CHS 7 8 10 13 38

Boys basketball
Laurel Hill 59, Freeport 53:
Jamie Goddin led the scor-
ing drive for the Bulldogs
with 19 points. Jeffrey Reese
had the game-high score for
the Hoboes with 22 points.
Despite an avid attempt
to comeback against Laurel
Hill in the third quarter, the
Hoboes outplayed and out-
scored Freeport by 9 points
to finish the game with a 6-
point lead.
Other scorers for Free-
port included Alex Newkirk
with 13 points; Johnny Mc-
Cormick, 10; Aaron Knight,
j'


9; and Logan Wilburn with
2 points.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 14 11 19 9- 53
LHHS 14 9 18 18 59

Dec. 18

Boys basketball
Freeport 48, Ponce de Leon
46: In a close match between
the Pirates and the Bull-
dogs, it was the overtime
pop of two points that gave
the Bulldogs a two-point
edge and then the District
1-2A victory at home.
Jamey Goddin led the
Freeport scoring drive with
18 points, while Brock Bish-
op led the scoring drive for
the Pirates with 10 points.
Other Freeport scorers
included Alex Newkirk with
12 points; Aaron Knight,
11; Logan Wilburn, 4; and
Johnny McCormick with 3
points.
Other scorers for Ponce de
Leon included Ryan Yates
with 9 points; Josh Whid-
don, 7; Brock Bishop, 3; and
Ryan Varner with 2 points.
Scores per quarter:
PdL 10 14 15 4 3
- 46
FHS 14 12 5 12 5
- 48

Girls Baskeball
Walton 51, Laurel Hill 32:
The Lady Braves racked
up the points in the second


quarter, to put away the
Lady Hoboes.
Chelsea Robinson led the
scoring drive for Walton
with 16 points. Laquetta
Williams led the scoring
drive for Laurel Hill with a
game-high 20 points.
Other scorers for Wal-
ton included Lee Pulk with
9 points, Casey Perkins, 8;
Betsy Stevenson, 6; Candice
Smith and Shelby Rush-
ing with 3 points each; and
Shannon Currie with 2
points.
Scores per quarter:
LHHS 10 2 12 .8 32


WHS
51


14 15 10 12 -


South Walton 53, Baker 50:
The Lady Seahawks took
advantage of some Baker
mistakes and shot ahead by
compiling 13 points in the
fourth quarter to win the
game at home.
Tiffany Snider led the
scoring drive for the Sea-
hawks with a game-high 21
points.
Other scorers for South
Walton, included Shereka
Bramlet with 10 points;
Taylor Griffith, 8; Aracely


Garcia, 3; Julie Williamson
and Rachel Miller with 3
points each; Jamie Delany,
2; and Saide Hussien with 1
point.
Scores per quarter:
Baker 10 17 17 6 50
SHWS 13 18 9 13 -
53

Freeport 48, Jay 39: It
seemed like it was going to
be all Jay as they stormed
the court and racked up 19
points, leaving Freeport with
just 10, but the fourth quar-
ter proved to be the turning


point for the Lady Bulldogs
and they put 16 points on'
the board and brought the
seven-point victory home.
Lora King led the Free-
port scoring drive with 12
points. Nicole Dykes added
another 11 points.
Other scorers for Freeport
included Joslyn King with
8 points; Nikki Blalock, 5;
Curstin Buford, 4; and Jes-
sie Moulton and Dannica
Mosher with 2 points each.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 11 11 10 16 48
JHS 19 6 6 8 39


PONCE DE LEON'S JOSH WHIDDON keeps Freeport's
Alex Newkirk away from the ball so he can get a few steps
closer to the goal. The Pirates fell in overtime to Freeport
and lost the District 1-2A game.


WALTON'S CRAIG BROOKS PUTS the ball, in for an-
other Walton score during the Braves game against Mari-
anna. Walton lost the lead in the fourth quarter and ended
up falling to the No. 5 Class 3A Marianna Bulldogs, 54-50.


FREEPORT'S JAMEY GODDIN prepares to make his
way upto the basketball goal for another two-point shot dur-
ing the Bulldog's game against Ponce de Leon. The Bulldogs
went on to win, 48-46.


Paxton boys remain undefeated


By PATRICK CASEY
The: Paxton Bobcats had
three players score in dou-
ble figures as they improved
to 9-0 with a 60-49 road vic-
tory over the Walton Braves
in a non-district contest.
Demitrius Moore led the
way with 17 points while
Zack Vickers scored 16 and
Shaq Jackson chipped in 15
points for the Bobcats. Pax-
ton held a 29-19 lead at the
half as Walton connected on


only 6-of-28 shots from the
floor in the first half.
The Braves rallied in the
third quarter by scoring the
first 12 points of the period
for a 31-29 lead, but Paxton
regrouped and got a des-
peration 3-point shot from
Jackson to end the quarter
with a 40-36 lead.
The Bobcats pulled away
in the fourth quarter, though
they only hit 7-of-15 free
throws in the final quarter,


as Walton struggled with
turnovers for the second
consecutive game.
Walton (7-4) got 17 points
from Tarrell Bramlet and 14
points from James Towery,
but 22 turnovers limited
Walton's comeback chances
as the Bobcats out-rebound-
ed Walton on the night.
Walton played the game
without the service of Syd-
ney McGhee, who has
missed the last few games


with a hand injury, and Dy-
lah Laird, who left the game
with a foot injury in the first
quarter. Coupled with the
loss of LaRel Jackson and
Michael Campbell to inju-
ries during football season,
the Walton basketball team
has seen their depth whit-
tled away as the season pro-
gresses.
Paxton showed no sign
of a lack of depth or ath-
leticism. The Bobcats have


won each of their first nine
games by double-digit mar-
gins and crushed Laurel
Hill last week 66-46 on the
road.
Game Notes: Paxton's
9-0 start matches their best
start under Jeff Bradley.
The Bobcats were 9-0 to
start the 2000-01 season be-
fore losing to Salmen High
School in the opening round
of the Freeport Christmas
Tournament that season.


Walton blew a 20-point lead
against Marianna on Tues-
day and has dropped two
straight games for the first
time this season. The victo-
ry was Paxton's first at Wal-
ton since the regular season
finale during the 1992-93
season when Paxton edged
Walton 52-51. Walton and
Paxton will join Freeport
and Ponce de Leon in the
Freeport Christmas Tour-
nament December 26-29.


Walton girls defeat Marianna 62-50


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Lady Braves
had four players in double
figures as they improved to
6-6 with a 62-50 victory over
the Marianna Bulldogs in a
non-district contest.
Chelsea Robinson had 18


points to lead Walton while
Tori Lincoln scored 14 and
Betsy Stevenson and Lee
Paulk had 12 points apiece
as Walton held a 36-25
halftime lead. The Braves
forced 25 turnovers during
the contest as they were


able to avenge a 53-39 loss
to Marianna from earlier in
the season.
Christina Wynn led the
way for the Bulldogs as she
scored 18 points, but she got
little help, as no other play-
er reached double figures for


the visiting team.
Team Notes: Walton
and Marianna have split
the last 20 contests. The
Braves followed up the
win with a 51-32 victory at
Laurel Hill to improve to
7-6 before the Christmas


break. Walton will play in
the Freeport Christmas
Tournament beginning on
Thursday, December 27, as
the Braves will face Mobile
UMS-Wright in the opening
round at 4 p.m. in the Free-
port Middle School gymna-


sium. Walton will play 7 of
their final 10 games at home
after New Year's Day. Wal-
ton, South Walton and Pen-
sacola Catholic are all 2-1 in
district play with Northview
on the bottom of the district
at 0-3.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff


of The DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007 PAGE 11-B


Another scandal knocks the Noles


By CHUCK HINSON
Just when things were
beginning to somewhat turn
around and a light at theend
of the tunnel was seen for
the Florida State Seminoles,


was leaked to the press that
as many as 25 FSU football
players might be staying in
Tallahassee while the rest of
the team makes their way
to Nashville for the Music


announced as of Thursday
evening, may not only sit
this game out in Tallahas-
see, but could miss a few
games at the beginning of
next year's season,. due .to


be a good indication of who
was "busted."
A letter from Florida
State University to the
NCAA in September stated
that there had been an in-


volvement. Defensive end
Kevin McNeil missed the
season and wide receiver
Joslin Shaw missed the first
four games due to cheating.


The Seminoles ended the
season with a 7-3 record and
for the third straight year,
not ranked in the top 25 of
any major poll.


another blast hit the univer- City Bowl against Kentucky. the cheating scandal that vestigation, and it had found .
sity upside the helmet. This This is one' more thing that occurred earlier this school at that time that at least 23 ..:
time it is a cheating scandal seems to be pushing head year. Federal privacy laws student athletes in various
that has brought the Semi- coach Bobby Bowden to an prohibit the university from sports were implicated on ..
noles back into the national even-earlier retirement. releasing the names of the cheating charges. At least .
media spotlight. Some of the players, players/students, but not two football players have : ||
On Tuesday, information whose names had not been seeing them on the field will been penalized for their in- l'i



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Another coach to join
the latest in flip-flops, re-
placements, retirements
and firings, is Florida State
head football coach Bobby
Bowden and his "whenever"
replacement, Jimbo Fisher.
With all the latest coach
hirings and replacements
going on throughout NCAA
football, the Seminoles have
thrown another wrench
in the works by naming a
coach-in-waiting.

Last Friday the word
was officially announced as
Bowden announced that of-
fensive coordinator Jimbo
Fisher is next in line for the
head coaching job at FSU.
But Bobby "ain't going any
where soon as his contract
was extended to $2.2 million
a year and a $200,000 sign-


ing bonus, plus a series uo
incentives that could add up
to another $600,000 and a
$1 million "lifetime achieve-
ment" bonus upon his retire-
ment.
For Bowden, the contract
does not set a retirement
date and can be negotiated
on a year-by-year basis. But
the cameras were focused on
Jimbo Fisher and the latest
press on the coach-in-wait-
ing.
Like being the next in line
to be king, Fisher is riding
the wave of notoriety and
bonuses, and he might have
another two to three years
to hold on to that position.
The ball started to really
roll for Fisher, Bowden and
the FSU administration,
when the news was linked
that Fisher was on the top
of the list to take over Rich


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ginia, after Rodriguez took
the head coaching job at
Michigan.
Florida State must pay
Fisher $2.5 million if he isn't
hired to replace Bowden as
head coach in three years.
But Fisher would have to
pay the same if he leaves
Florida. State. This would
keep him around under the
tutoring of Bowden until at
least 2011.

His current contract
which pays him $420,000
has been amended to add
another $200,000 raise for
taking on extra duties, in-
cluding fundraising.
With Bowden holding
the honor as being NCAA
football's winningest coach
with 373 career wins, the
78 year-old Bowden said he


other year.
Bowden's incentives to
return for another year in-
clude a $150,000 for win-
ning the ACC championship,
and $250,000 for winning
the national championship
game. He would also walk
off the field with $50,000 for
finishing in the top 10 of the
final Associated Press poll,
$100,000 for a top-five fin-
ish and $100,000 for an un-
defeated season.

Bowden's contract also
allows, but does not require
the athletic director to rec-
ommend and FSU president
T.K. Wetherall to approve
bonuses of up to $40,000 for
playing in a non-BCS game
and up to $50,000 for other
preseason and postseason
events.


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Scores
Monday- December 17
Walton Girls 62 Marianna 50
Laurel Hill 59 Freeport Boys 53
Central Girls 38 Freeport 37

Tuesday- December 18
Marianna 54 Walton Boys 50
Walton Girls 51 Laurel Hill 32
Freeport Boys 48 PDL 46 OT
Freeport Girls 48 Jay 39
South Walton 53 Baker Girls 50
Paxton Boys 44 Rocky Bayou 25
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Admissions packets for
2008-09 admission to the
Collegiate High School at
Okaloosa-Walton College
(OWC) are now available on
the school's Internet site at
www.owcollegiatehigh.org.
Printed copies will available
from the school and at all six
OWC locations in January.
Information sessions will
be held Jan. 7 and 24 at 6
p.m. in the College Mall,
Bldg. K community gallery
on the OWC Niceville cam-
pus and Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.
at the Crestview Public Li-
brary.


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period to return completed
admissions forms is the
month of February, howev-
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strongly encouraged to re-'
view admissions procedures
and begin the steps in the
application process now.
The Collegiate High is
an A+ and national Blue
Ribbon school. The public
charter school provides the
opportunity for 10th, 11th
and 12th grade students to
simultaneously pursue both
a standard high school di-
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


from the staff of


The BEACH BREEZE


The spirit of



Festivus is



spreading


By DOTTY NIST
Has Festivus gotten too
commercial, and how can
we get back to Festivus' true
meaning?
This was a question posed
to Dan O'Keefe former
"Seinfeld" show writer and
the popularizer of the Fes-
tivus holiday as we know it
- when he was interviewed
by the Washington Post last
year.
"Having been there at the
original Festivus, I gotta
ask: you sure you want to
get back to the true mean-
ing of Festivus?" O'Keefe re-
sponded.
Most people who hear the
word "Festivus," at least
those who don't say, "Wasn't
that the guy with the beard
on 'Gunsmoke?'" think of
the 1997 "Seinfeld" televi-
sion episode showing the
Costanza family celebrating
this zany, alternative win-
ter holiday.
In that program, Frank
Costanza recalls that "many
Christmases ago," while he
was trying to buy a doll for
his son, he and another man
simultaneously reached for
the last doll. "As I rained
blows on him," he explains
drolly, "I realized there had
to be another way." The doll
was destroyed, but out of
that destruction came the
birth of a new holiday, at
least for Frank's family.
Stripped down the holi-
day was, with a metal pole
in place of a Christmas tree,
but uplifting it was not,
with "airing of grievances"
against family members in
lieu of the thoughtful ex-
change of gifts, and ending
with an obligatory wrestling
match between the host and
a guest.
Wikipedia calls Festivus,
"A non-denominational holi-
day to be celebrated by those


frustrated or jaded with the
commercialism and pressure
surrounding the Christmas/
Hannukkah/Kwanzaa sea-
son."
For Dan O'Keefe, author
of "The Real Festivus," the
history of Festivus went back
decades before that Seinfeld
episode that caught on so
with the public, and now
has thousands of Americans
celebrating Festivus every
year, mostly in a "tongue-in-
cheek" fashion.
Like Frank's son George
on the classic comedy series,
O'Keefe admits to being
mortified about the peculiar
holiday, which was created
in real life by his father,
also named Daniel O'Keefe,
and celebrated yearly in the
O'Keefe home.
O'Keefe said his dad initi-
ated the unusual celebration
in 1965 to commemorate the
anniversary of his first date
with his mom four years
earlier.
The younger O'Keefe ex-
plained that after he "let it
slip" to the other "Seinfeld"
writers that his family prac-
ticed such a celebration,
they insisted on him incor-
porating the subject into an
episode he was writing.
O'Keefe said that the
episode didn't reflect what
took place in his home in
a totally accurate manner;
some liberties were taken.
For example, the metal pole
was a fictional creation. The
symbols of the holiday used
by his father and which, he
says, were never explained -
were a clock and a bag.
Other real Festivus ele-
ments not included in the
television version were
lengthy tape-recording ses-
sions reviewing and analyz-
ing the past year's events,

See FESTIVUS 2-C


FESTIVUS AT the Wagner Company in Milwaukee. This
tubular and ornamental products company is the world's
largest supplier of Festivus poles. (Photo courtesy of the
Wagner Companies).


LYNN HAVEN, FLORIDA, residents Morgan and Avery create their own Saturday Evening Post cover art. (Photo by
Jeffrey Powell)



Rockwell's Saturday Evening



Post cover art displayed

By JEFFREYPOWELL

Few artists have had the !,
ability to capture "Ameri-
cana" the way Norman
Rockwell did. His work has ............
been recognized and enjoyed ;.,-._ ,- .pr
by a huge segment of the
American public. He is most ,
widely-known for the cover
art he produced over forty
years for the Saturday Eve-
ning Post (SEP).
Panhandle residents now .
have the unique opportunity 1,4.'n, ,,. ,,
to view many of these SEP 7 -- "
covers at the Destin Discov-
ery Center located in Destin .
Commons. The display will,_. -.
continue through the mid- r,.i: sNS- :
dle of January, according to
Destin Commons represen- .
tative August Bach. :,
"These Rockwell reph-
cas-are a great representa-.
tion of American history
through the eyes of one of its
shapers," Bach said. "Rock-
well was a major contribu-
tor to the shaping of our cul-
ture." ,
Rockwell began working *
for the SEP at the tender
age of 22. In all, he painted
322 covers and worked for
the SEP for 47 years. His
work also included paint- .
ings for advertising cam-
paigns, posters, calenders AW
and books. He sold his first
cover painting to the SEP
in 1916. Throughout his
career he painted portraits
for presidents Eisenhower,
Kennedy and Johnson, as
well as many other notable
figures of world and Ameri-
ROCKWELL'S WORK can be seen through the middle of January at the Destin Discov-
See ART 2-A cry Center near the Rave Theater. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


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FESTIVUS

along with the elder Dan
O'Keefe's playing LPs of
Irish Republican Army
songs and strange-sounding
Italian pop music from"the
1950s.
O'Keefe also commented
that the date for the celebra-
tion, Dec. 23, originated with
the television show. In his
home, he says Festivus was
a "floating holiday" usually
celebrated anytime between
October and May accord-
ing to his dad's whim, even
sometimes coinciding with
Thanksgiving. However, in
the wake of the "Seinfeld"
version, Dec. 23 is now con-
sidered the ordained date
for Festivus celebrations.
O'Keefe's book is one of
two written about Festi-
vus. In 2005, humorist and
journalist Allen Salkin and
actor Jerry Stiller, who
played Frank Costanza, co-
authored, "Festivus: The
Holiday for the Rest of Us,"
a sampling of the history
and practice of Festivus and
an account of the holiday's
effects on the culture.
In 2004, a Festivus ob-
servation in Polk County,
Florida, made national
news. When a separation of
church and state challenge
was raised regarding a na-
tivity scene on the grounds
of the county administra-
tion building, county com-
missioners voted to leave
the nativity in place, while
creating a public forum for
others desiring to do so to
put up their own display.
Alongside the nativity
and a sign endorsing the
Zoroastrian religion, put up
by an adherent of that faith,
the local "Seinfeld" fan club


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can history.
In 1957, the United States
Chamber of Commerce, in
Washington D.C., cited him
as a great living Ameri-
can and said, "Through the
magic of your talent, the
folks next door their gentle
sorrows, their modest joys -
have enriched our own lives
and given us new insight
into our countrymen."
There is a museum dedi-
cated to Rockwell's work in
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
that contains his last studio.
Rockwell died in 1978.



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put up a sign proclaiming
"Festivus for the rest of us."
This year, according to
Dave Walters, a communi-
cations specialist for Polk
County, the public forum
concept is no longer in ef-
fect, and the county has
decorated with nonreligious
holiday symbols on its pub-
lic property.
Since 2005, a Milwaukee
company has "been there"
for people interested in cel-
ebrating Festivus according
to the orthodox "Seinfeld"
model.
The Wagner Company,
in business since 1850 as a
producer and supplier of tu-
bular and ornamental prod-
ucts, offers aluminum Festi-
vus poles in two sizes.
Wagner Company spokes-
person Tony Leto said the
company sold 200 Festivus
poles in 2005. This year, he
commented the company ex-
pects to sell 1,800 poles by
the time they close for the
holidays on Dec. 21.
"It's very much for fun,"
Leto said. He explained that
the employees enjoy mak-
ing the poles and that it also
gives them a way to keep
busy at a time of year when


other orders slow down.
Leto said Wagner has
shipped Festivus poles to all
areas of the United States,
plus Australia and Afghani-
stan. The company's 6-foot
poles sell -for $38 plus ship-
ping, and the 2-foot 8-inch
table-top Festivus poles sell
for $30 plus shipping.
Just a few days ago, a
Festivus issue, this time in
Green Bay, WI, made na-
tiohal news. As reported by
the Green Bay Press-Ga-
zette, a man requested and
was angrily refused permis-
sion to put up a Festivus
pole. alongside a nativity
scene that the Green Bay
City Council had given per-
mission to be displayed on
the city hall roof. The man
later commented that his
request had been in fun and
to make a point about the
other display.

Many Web sites offer ad-
ditional information about
the pop culture phenomenon
that is Festivus. Two of the
most extensive are Salkin
and Stiller's www.festivus-
book.com, and the Wagner
Company's www.festivus-
poles.com.nies)


THE SOUTH WALTON HIGH SCHOOL Academic
Team came in first at a district competition held Dec. 10,
at South Walton High School. The next competition will
be held Jan. 28, at Freeport High School. Pictured here
is the winning South Walton Team: Kim Tedesco, Sarah
Hughes, Chas Carpenter, Kendell McNay, Faith Karwacki
and Chris Bruce. Not pictured: Jimi Hall and Jessica
Tedesco. Photo by Barb Stratton.


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Sandestin on Dec. 19. Visitors are invited to join the Garden Club, which meets at Embassy
Suites, the third Wednesday of each school month. Standing left to right are: Hostess Carol
Fearon, Joan Ussery, President Margaret Schmidt, Tina Burke, Past President Flo Perk.
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SW Fire District partners with OWC


The South Walton Fire Dis-
trict (SWFD) recently part-
nered with Okaloosa-Walton
College to loan a 1999 Ford
F-350 ambulance to the col-
lege's Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) program.
The ambulance /will be
kept on the OWC Niceville
campus, but will remain
available to the SWFD in a
reserve status. The agree-
ment was worked out with
Chief Rick Talbert (center),
Deputy Chief Sean Hughes
(left) and Brian Shonk
(right), OWC Director of
Public Safety instructional
programs at OWC, who ac-
cepted the donation on be-
half of the college.
As part of the college's
Emergency Management
Services program, the col-
lege offers certificate pro-
grams for the Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT)
and Paramedic as well as an
associate ,of science degree


in Emergency Medical Ser-
vices.
The ambulance will be used
as part of these programs to help
students practice their skills in a


realistic environment.
For information on the EMS
program call OWC at 729-4924
or 729-5378 or see 'www.owc.
edu/paramedic


SOUTH WALTON FIRE DISTRICT ambulance donated
to OWC after an agreement was worked out with Chief Rick
Talbert (center), Deputy Chief Sean Hughes (left) and Brian
Shonk (right), OWC Director of Public Safety instructional
programs at OWC, who accepted the donation on behalf of
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Christ- i

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a n d
gone

again
and now
the New Year's
resolutions have
begun. Why not try
something more
logical and easier
on the self-esteem,
like working with
a charity or getting
involved with an
organization?

Of course the first thing
on everyone's mind is
hitting the gym, throwing
out the sweets and starting
that New Year's Day diet.
It's ritual that we all go
through beginning every
stroke of midnight and
continuing all the way til
about Valentine's Day.
For millions of
Americans, the battle of the
bulge is the number one
concern and tops the list of
"to-do" things for the new
year. Pushing away the
sweets, buying gallons of
bottled spring water, eating
anything that still has the
dirt on it and putting on
warm-up suits and hitting
the treadmills.
Thanks to mirrors and
the constant bombardment
of weight loss centers,
Bowflex commercials and
fast-drop diet pills, we have
no choice except to convert.
to the nation's way of
thinking. "Lose the weight,
get the date."
But how often after the
New Year's Eve parties
end, the kids are back in
school, the frantic shopping
of Christmas gifts has
ended, do we actually stick
to our New Year's
resolutions? Do we ever
really achieve those goals,
or do they get added to the
following year's "to-do"
resolution list?


Trends have always been
the cornerstone of our
society, and thus
marketing, publicity and
advertisement has always
followed and pushed those
trends on the consumer. If
it is the in-thing to do right
now, it is an instant hit.
Botox, teeth-capping, and
tummy tucks always top
the list when it comes to
changing our image at the
start of each new year. But
what have we acheived as a
person or as a citizen?
A new and fast-spreading
trend is in charity and
working with non-profit
organizations. From the
Children's Health Network
and the American Cancer
Society, to becoming an
active member of the local
Shriners club and
volunteering with for
community outreach
programs, there are
hundreds of organizations
and charities that are in
desperate need of
volunteers.
Of course these
organizations will be happy
to take a donation from
you, but it is a body that is
needed.
Locally, there are
organizations such as the
Children's Volunteer
Health Network that help
provide insurance and
transportation to those
children in the Panhandle
that have no insurance or
no means to get to a
doctor's or dentist's office
visit. There is also the
American Cancer Society
and their annual
fundraiser, Relay for Life.
Hundreds locally
participate in the April
event that raises
awareness, money and
honors those who have


fought the
disease and
I have won the
S S battle or
fallen in the
fight.
,For those
who are into
the arts, the
Cultural Arts
Association helps promote
art in the community and
also provides scholarships
for deserving children. in
Walton County schools.
Another charity that does
not have any members, but
gives proceeds and profits
from ticket sales, is WSBZ
and their charity, "Music in
Schools," which provides
students with musical
instruments that the school
board might not be able to
purchase.
The environment is the
hot topic this year not only
for local groups. It
promises to be one of the
main issues in the
platforms for the 2008
Presidential campaigns.
But it is not all politics,
especially if you spend the
night on the beach with a
flashlight, watching for
intruders or animals that
might attack the nesting
sea turtles. South Walton
Turtle Watch membership
has grown by leaps and
bounds over th6epast few
years, and more and more
people are signing up to do
their part for the ecology
and the environment.
As the new year tolls and
the promises and
resolutions begin to float
around in your head, take a
moment and think of just
who all can benefit from
your "change of lifestyle."
It is always a personal
challenge to better one's
self and try to change your
lifestyle to one much
healthier. But it is a mental
and physical challenge to
be able to take on a charity,
a person or group of people
in need, or a certain cause
that can not only change
the way you perceive
others, but can also make
the heart feel good.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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THE SAWMILL GRASS BAND will once again perform at this
year's Florida Chautauqua Assembly the event will take place January 31
- February 3 in DeFuniak Springs, FL.



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 DeFuniiak 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.


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Jacksonville
*Willie Nelson, 1/10,
Florida Theatre
*Trisha Yearwood, 2/14,
Florida Theatre
*B.B. King, 4/30, Florida
Theatre
Florida Theatre box office -
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Tallahassee
eRingling Bros. Circus,
Jan. 8-9, TLCCC


*"Annie," Jan. 28
TLCCC
TLCCC box office -
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Atlanta
*"Annie," Jan. 9-13,
Theatre
*"Cats," Jan. 15-20,
Theatre
* Celine Dion, Jan.
Philips Arena I
*Barry Manilow, Jan.


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29, Philips Arena
Matchbox 20, Jan. 28,
'50) Philips Arena
Widespread Panic, Dec.
30-31, Philips Arena
Fox Bon Jovi, April 30,
Philips Arena
Fox Fox Theatre box office -
(404) 817-8700/Philips
17, Arena box office (404)
878-3000
19, Gulfport/Biloxi


*Patti Labelle, Dec, 28,
Beau Rivage Main Theatre
*Wayne Newton, Dec. 30,
Beau Rivage Main Theatre
*Rodney Carrington, Jan.
4, Beau Rivage Main
Theatre
*The Moody Blues, March
23, Beau Rivage Main
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WATER'S EDGE CONSTRUCTION LLC
DECKS, DOCKS, PRIVACY FENCES
Austin Shoal 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 lhru 6-15-08)


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. 1 21 .


PATRIOT CONSTRUCTION LLC
for all your carpentry needs. Lic. & Ins.,
Free Estimates. Call To:n 850-585-5489.
thCu 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
SWAL-MART (850) 892-9647 DFS


PIANO/KEYBOARD LESSONS. Private
Sttudi6 Lessons, All Ages. 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)







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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
REPAIRS-TUNE-;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

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892-3232


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


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

-PAINT MARE HORSE needs
good home. Saddle and tack
worth $800 included. All for
$1,000. 951-0080. it? 12/27

MOVING-I have 32-8 ft. long
landscape timbers, 60-
2"x4"x8's, 52 1"x6"x6' privacy
fence prices and 2 extension
ladders. All for $325. 850-585-
2081. 1tp 12/27

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
-93 3/4 wide by 74 1/2 inches
high. Asking $200. 850-585-
2081. 1tp 12/27

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

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

FOq SALkE-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.

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


NOW LEASING


MINI-WAREHOUSES
1504 US HWY90W

For Reservations or Info
Call 892-3612



HALLMARK
PORTABLE BUILDINGS






Factory Direct
Prices
Easy Payments

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


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

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

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

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 takedownn)
*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, key-
boards, components, and parts.
892-2811. tfc 6/14

WAREHOUSE MARKET
MALL & FLEA MARKET-
Antiques, Trash & Treasures.
32,000 square feet, 50+ ven-
dors & growing. 23380 Fifth Ave
(main) Street, Florala, AL. Open
7 days a week. 9 am 6 pm.
Fri. & Sat. 8 am to 8 pm. Sun.
10 5 pm. 334-858-8102.
www.warehousemarketmall.co
m

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

FILL DIRT, clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway mate-
rial. All delivered. Spreading










Self-Service Office
pen 24 HDrivewayours
No Deposit

Units are carpeted


Anything hauled. REDS 86 FORD MUSTANG GT
HAUL'N. 892-0503 HATCHBACK, no rust, body in
great condition, no dents or
RED'S BACKHOE DIGGIN dings, aluminum rims, MSD
Stumps dug up. Cheap! Trees ignition and Edelbrock intake
removed. Anything dug, shoved, manifold Motor needs rebuild-
or moved. 892-0503. tfc 8/2 ing. $700 OBO. Call Ben at
865-2953. ffc 11/1


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.

TRAVEL
TRAILERSIRV'S
2007 26FT CHEROKEE
LITE self contained travel trailer
camper. Elect tongue jack and
sway control. Sleeps six. Only
used twice. MSRP price.
$21,675. Asking $14,500.
Phone 850-836-5152 or 850-
326-4668. 6tp 12/13-1/17

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

WANTED
WANTING TO BUY-Odie Slay
wants junk cars. Will pay $150
each for full size cars, Pick-up
trucks, and vans. Must be com-
plete. Must be able to tow away.
850-859-2619. 8tp 12/27-2/14

WELL DRILLED, 4"X 200 ft.
deep. Mossy Head area. 892-
4858. 2tc 12/27-1/3

WANTED: CONCRETE fin-
isher to form and pour approx.
16 yards; 2 slabs approx. 8'x60'
Mossy Head area. 892-4858.
2tc 12/27-1/3

WANTED: Carpenter to build
8'x60' lean-to with metal roof.
Mossy Head area. 892-4858.
2tc 12/27-1/3

WANTED: LARGE.
COMBINATION ru,, 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-DRICREW
PICKUP. w/454-Engine
like a tank. $1,300. Call
835-2163. tfc 7/27


CAB
runs
(850)


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.

2002 NISSAN -FRONTIER.
XE, V6 DESERT RUNNER.
66K miles, am/fm/cd, ac, ps/pw,
runs great handles good.
$11,500 obo. Call 850-892-
5406. Itp 12/27

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

PREMIUM LAWN
SERVICES 850-419-9164. 1
time or every time. Mow, cut,
edge light/clean-up hauling, tfc
S11/8 15 wds

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

LOT & LAND CLEARING-
Reasonable rates. 892-4302 /


BRAND'S ATTIC
SELF-SERVICE MINISTO RAGE
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


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YARD SALE
SUNDAY-DEC 30. 8 am till.
Hwy 331 across from hospital-
Moving to VA to recover from
breast cancer. PIs help me get
there. Furniture clothes, lawn-
mower, Nascar stuff, etc. 1tp
12/27

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

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


From $995


hours. Mon-Fri. tfc

RVIMOBILE
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 win-
dows 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


PER SQUARE


GOLDIN METALS, INC.
Since 1942
GULFPORT, MS 800-777-6216
LARGE STOCK PR MPTDELIVERYL
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HHACCESSORIES INSULATION


If you are covered by workers' compensation
for a-job related injury, we want to help!
We will bill your insurance and handle all of
your paperwork.

Hospital Prescriptions
Beds

Surgical Crutches
Bandages' Home I.V.
Wheelchairs

Florala Pharmacy pa/ *rm/ .c/re
Downtown Florala Westgate Plaza Andalusia
334-858-3291 334-427-1111
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Voice & Data Business Systems
All Major Brands!



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


NEW-TEL Communic
23 South 7th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435


nations (850) 892-2934
1-800-827-2934
Fax: (850) 892-6357
E-Mail: newtelcomm@panhandle.rr.comi


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

A NEW CLIMATE CONTROLLED UNITS A

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FOR YOUR ADDED PROTECTION

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FOR ALL YOUR STORAGE NEEDS
CALL 850-892-4677
Or Weekends 850-401-1289
"YOUR STORAGE IS OUR BUSINESS"


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* Metal Roofs Leaks Repairs

When it comes to roofing .

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GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
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RENT
2 BEDROOM/1BATH 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 serv-
ice included in rent. HUD is
welcome. 850-865-1062. 4tc
12/20-1/10

2 BDRM/2BATH HOUSE
near Dariington. 1099 Hwy. 2.
$600 DD. $600 month. 951-
0447. 5tp 12/27-1/24

FOR RENT-In Choctaw
Beach. New 2b/2ba home.
Available early Janaury 2008.
$850/mnth. Call 850-803-3556.
3tc 12/27-1/10

2BDII1BA 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 refrigera-
tor, built-in microwave and dish-
washer. 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 12/20-1/10

CHARMING SPLIT LEVEL 3
bd/1.5 bath CH/A, stove and
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 min-
utes from 1-10. 836-9948. 4tp
12/1'3-1/3

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

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 avail-
able. Recorded details & direc-
tions. 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

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

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

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


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


12/27


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. 25wds

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

DFS-212 Clean and Spacious
mobile C/H/A with large deck on
lovely acreage @ $700 per
month. 850-859-0188 or 239-
682-2094. tfc 12/20

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

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

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

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

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-


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

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

FREEPORT 3bd/1ba on paved
road on water with dock.
Electric stove & ref. $700 rent
$500 deposit. 892-5784. tfc 12/
6

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

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

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

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

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

3BDI2BA HOME. Located on
S. 19th St. Stove, ref., CH/A.
$600 mo. & $600 dd. 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-


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

NICE 1 BD APT. for rent. 859-
2321. tfc 11/15

NICE TRAILERS FOR RENT
FAMILY ATMOSPHERE
in Ponce de Leon.
Quiet, clean family atmosphere.
Appliances included. No pets.
HUD approved. No smoking.
Background checks and ref-
erences required. First months
rent plus damage deposit. 2 and
3 bedroom rent. $425-$550. A
six months lease is required. To
inquire call 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 cov-
ered deck over looking court
yard. Reserved parking. No chil-
dren, no pets. No HUD. Must be
seen to be appreciated. 892-
0157. tfc 8/30-39wds

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

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

I BUY HOUSES
I BUY HOUSES Any area,
any condition. Also lots, land


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

Phone: 850-217-8104


and mobile homes. Avoid fore-
closure. 850-830-1014 /334-
858-2911.

REAL ESTATE
ACTION REALTY INC.
859-2888.
$108,000-10 ACRES- pas-
ture & wooded with creek,
fenced, turkey, deer, recently
surveyed. Approx. 30 minutes
to Eglin AFB. Please don't over-
look this one.

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

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


LARGE LOT with 2006 mobile
home. 16x76, 3/2, carport,
fenced. 7712 Hwy. 90 W, DFS,
near Walden Rd. 850-892-
4858. tfc 12/27

EASY TERMS-NO BANK
QUALIFYING. Homes avail-
able. Rent to own, Lease pur-
chase, Owner finance.
Recorded details & directions.
800-935-4817. tfc 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


JUBILEE
UILDE. S,
Affordable homes built on your land.

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


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43 LAIRD ROAD CRESTVIEW, FL 32539
2 Acres Hwy. 393 Crestview $49,000
$490 Down & $490 Month
42 Acres North Walton County $175,000
$1,750 Down & $1,750 Month
10Acres North Walton County $75,000
$750 Down & $750 Month
10 Acres Sunrise Rd $89,000
2 Acres in DeFuniak Springs$350 Down & $350 Month $35,000
$350 Down & $350 Month
1/2 Acre Lot on Imperial Ct $29,500
$295 Down & $295 Month
1/2 Acre Waterfront Lake Rosemary Ct $37,500
$375 Down & $375 Month
INVESTORS
7%2 ACRE POTENTIAL SUBDIVISION off Juniper Lake Rd.,
paved road, city water available, close to schools & shopping. $120,000
Large Acreage 90 up to 3000 Acres
DeFuniak Springs, Mossy Head and Paxton
**Prices starting from $3,500 per Acre**
(Other properties-available all Owner Financed!)
Call today for information!
Call Bonita Bryan for details
(850) 892-2103 OR (800) 741-5253
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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


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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


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


35.5 ACRES
(A-1571) Terrific small farm just north of
DeFuniak Springs original 1948 farm house and
barn beautiful azaleas, stately oaks and pasture.
$299,975


COUUNIKT LIVING.
(R-1582) 3 4 ,re;, rl..n.y 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


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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
ro,'ain The master suite includes a large walk in
closet, separate shower and large bath. The home
has beer, greatly decorated, and the decor and
paim is wond.erfJl This home is ready to move
your furniture in. Home includes level lot, front
porch, one car garage and top of the line
appliances.
$172,000
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BAYVIEW LOT
(L-1041) Beautiful, level, high & dry, bayview lot in
Point Washington area 75x100 just steps to
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(L-1059) Four adjoining lots, city water available,
paved street, 1/2 acre each, Juniper Lake
waterview. Reduced...
$39,900 each


14 AtIRE
(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-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.
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(R-1557) Just what you're looking for! 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
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682 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone (850) 892-9650
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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.
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Freeport, FL 32439
Phone (850) 880-6109
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850-865-0640


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


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


Jack Cole Elizabeth Brannon Leanna Lloyd
850-585-6707 850-585-8016 850-428-2882


Ronnie Jones Dawne Miller Debbie Jones Luke Langford
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850-685-9265 850-865-4597 850-499-2622 850-259-5422 850-401-4486


BES T 'OME 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.
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$169,900


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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

FOR SALE BY OWNER
DeFuniak Springs in town. 2
bdrm/1 bth Cottage. Completely
remodeled. Everything is new.
892-6827. $79,000. 2tp 12/27-
1/3

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

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

30 ACRESIREDUCED Only
$250K. Less than 8,400/per
acre on Pleasant Ridge.
Minutes to Hwy. 331 & 1-10. Call
Denise Fitchben, Pelican Real
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 build-
ing distinctive homes in S.
Walton for over 20 years. We
are looking for experienced car-
penters for all phases (frame--
trim-form). We offer 301K,
health and paid vacations. Call
850-267-2898 to schedule an
interview. tfc 12/15

FRONT DESK CLERK-Night
shift opening. Experience pre-
ferred. Apply at Super 8 Motel
in DeFuniak Springs. 892-1333.
2tc 12/27-1/3


WANTED: We are accepting
applications for entry level posi-
tions working with youth. If you
are highly motivated, enjoy, the
outdoors and would like to help
troubled youth, we are the
place for you. Vacation & holi-
day pay, insurance and retire-
ment package included.
Applicants must be able to pass
background screening and drug
screening. If you want to make
a difference in a young mans life,
please call Becky @850-548-
5524. 2tc 12/20-12/27


CUSTOMER SVC and record-
keeping, South Walton swim-
ming pool svc firm. Quickbooks
Pro 2004, written communi-
cations, phone, data entry,
inventory control, organizational
skills. Team-player, patience,
pleasant attitude. Ofc in
Freeport. Fax resume to 850-
835-4212. 2tc 12/20-12/27

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

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


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


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


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


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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
Southeast corner of the West
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
00*51'48" East, 682.00 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 00051'48"
East, 218.12 feet; 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., Plaintiff's Attorney, P.O. Box
876, Shalimar, Florida 32579, ori 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


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

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

Plaintiffs,

vs.

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

NOTICE OF ACTION
(Formal Notice By Publication)

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

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to Quiet Title has been
filed in this court. You are required


to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on petitioner's
attorney, whose name and address
are:

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

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

Dated on December 5, 2007.

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

December 13, 20, 27; January 3,
2007 326H
Il1 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.

NbTICE 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

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


Serving Walton County
for more than 20 years

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







McKEE HOMES INC.




Registered Residential Contractor



Office: 850-892-4413


Lic. #RR0067175


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
comer of Jolly Bay Road and Fluffy
Landing Road (parcel number 03-
2S-19-24000-001-001 A.)

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-
001-0000 09-4N-21-38000-001-
0000, 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 atl such meeting
or hearing, he or she will need a
"I" record of the proceedings, and that,
Sfor 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


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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
TRUST COMPANY,


AND


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 Hys[nith
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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300' to Eglin Reservation. 2 B/
2BA, FL cottage, barn, old oaks
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Double garage w/efficiency
apartment above. Two lots!
Convenient to boat launch.
$152,500.
5 AC. HWY. 20
COMMERCIAL close to
Hammock Bay. Double road
frontage.. $61o,ooo.
ZONED R-3. HWY. 331.
Opportunity for developer on 3
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$695,000.
BLACK CREEK AREA.
Approx. 16oo sq. ft.
manufactured home w/FP,
custom tile work, above ground
pool. $154,900.
BAY ACCESS. Wooded,
unrestricted lot off Bay Loop
Road. Survey, water & sewer
available. $74,900.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS. Four,
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available. $21,5oo Each or
discount if you buy all.
CANAL FRONT. 129'
waterfront on nice canal that
leads to Black Creek. Lot has
been cleared, city water tap paid,
septic tank, electric and walkway
to canal. Ready for your get-a-
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* 10OAcres on CJ Laird Road $79,000
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* 30 Acres on New Harmony Road $240,000
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


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/ Jasmine Hysmith

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007
345H

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; 1$125.00
non refundable -C'~it tact
Central Purchasing in regards
to when drawings and bid
package will be available.

The project generally provides
for the construction -Ofrnretrofit
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 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.*

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


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

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 this proceeding, you
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 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:
/s/ 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
WALTON COUNTY
CASE #: 07 CA 00636

EverHome Mortgage
Company,

Plaintiff,

vs.
VS.

Rodney L. Walker; Vanguard
Bank & Trust Company;
Rhonda Skipper, Walton
County Tax Collector

Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 11, 2007, entered in Civil
Case No. 07 CA 00636 of the
Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County,
Florida, wherein EverHome
Mortgage Company, Plaintiff and
Rodney L. Walker are defendantss,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, AT THE FRONT
DOOR OF THE WALTON COUNTY
COURTHOUSE AT 11:00 A.M.
CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, on
February 11, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 14, CYPRESS BREEZE
PLANTATION PHASE I,


ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 14, PAGES 93-
93A, 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.

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
WALTON COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 571 U.S.
HIGHWAY 90 EAST, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL 32433 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF
SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771;
IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.

DATED at DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, Florida, this 11th day of
December, 2007.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Walton County, Florida
/s/ Margaret Bishop
(seal)

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007
355H

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 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 1,1:00 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.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop



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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,


* BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


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(HS or equiv.)

* CASE MANAGER

(Bachelor Level)

* PERSONAL SERVICE ASSISTANT

(HS or equiv.)


* TOBACCO-FREE COMMUNITY

LIAISON

(Bachelor Level)

* COURIER

(valid drivers license, HS or equiv)


Applications can be obtained at your local JOBS PLUS or call 850-892-8668.


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 356

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 14, PINE GARDEN
SUBDIVISION, according to
the Plat thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 4, Pages(s) 46, 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.

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 ocntact Clerk of


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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
357H

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.


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THE DeFUNIAI SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


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

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 #JNICA21D3TT101269

2tc: December 20, 27, 2007
362H

NOTICE OF SALE

1990 CHRYSLER CAR
VIN #1C3XY66R4LD793255

This auction will be held at Walton,
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay
Rd. on January 16, 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 27, 2007
364H

NOTICE OF SALE

1988 SUBARU WAGON
VIN #JF1AN43133JB414492
1988 CHEVY TRUCK
VIN #2GTDC14K3J1530043

This auction will be held at Walton
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay
Rd. on January 14, 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.
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No offers will be taken prior to the
day of sale.

Itc: December 27, 2007
365H

NOTICE OF SALE

2002 MAZDA
VIN #JM1BJ225820600827

This auction will be held at Walton
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay
Rd. on January 15, 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 27, 2007
366H

NOTICE OF SALE

1986 PORCHSE 944
VIN #WPOAA0949GN40699

This auction will be held at Walton
County Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay
Rd. on January 17, 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. 27, 2007
367H

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the
South Walton County Mosquito
Control District Board of
Commissioners will hold a Regular
Board Meeting on January 3, 2008
at 9:30 a.m. at the District
headquarters office located at 774
North Highway 393, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board,


with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting, 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 governed accordingly.

1tc: December 27, 2007
368H

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
WALTON COUNTY BEACH


SAFETY/EDUCATION
COMMITTEE will meet Thursday,
January 10, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held in the Walton
County Tourist Development Council'
conference room, 25777 U.S.
Highway 331 South, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

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

Please governed accordingly.

ltc: December 27, 2007
369H

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
WALTON COUNTY TOURIST
DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold
a meeting at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday,
January 9, 2008 in the WCTDC
conference room, 25777 U.S.
Highway 331 South, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

Committee meetings are
scheduled as follows:

*New Product Development
Committee will meet Tuesday,
January 8, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Beach Management Committee
will meet Thursday, January 10,
2008 at 8:30 a.m. /
Marketing Committee will meet
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at
11:30 a.m.
Autumn Tides Committee will
meet Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at
9:00 a.m.
Autumn Tides Committee will
meet Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at
9:00 a.m.

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

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

Please governed accordingly.

Itc: December 27, 2007
370H

NOTICE

PlIease be advised that the
Americans with Disabilities Act
Committee will hold a meeting on
January 8, 2008, beginning at 10:00
a.m: This meeting will be held at the
Engineering Building located at 97
Montgomery Circle, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida..

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

Please be governed
accordingly.

Larry Jones, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
By: Tammy Christie,
Human Resources


1tc:
371 H


December 27, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 07CA000648

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS
TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF MAY 1, 2007
SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED
RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST
2007-BR3 MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-BR3,

Plaintiff,

vs.

GOODE B. YEOMAN, JR., et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION

GOODE B. YEOMAN
Last Known Address:
30 Barefoot Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Current Address:. Unknown

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

Last Known Address: Unknown
Current Address: Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Walton
County, Florida:

LOT 13, BLOCK "E",
SEACREST BEACH PHASE 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGES 3 THROUGH 3B, 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 within 30
days after the first publication, if
any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 777
South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite
940, Tampa, FL 33602, and file the
original with 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 or petition.

This notice shall be published
once a week for two consecutive
weeks in the The DeFuniak
Herald.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this court on this 18th day of
December, 2007.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By : Tina Potts
Deputy Clerk

**See the Americans with
Disabilities Act

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration,
Walton County Courthouse, 571
Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32433; telephone number (850)
651-7497, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding. If you
are hearing or voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771,

2tc: Dec. 27, 2007; January 3, 2008
372H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE No.: 2007 CA 000915
JAMES P. GERLITS and
LARRY GERLITS

Plaintiffs.

V.

CHAIM HERSHKOWITS,
individually, N. MICHELLE
HERSHKOWITS, individually,
A&CH PROPERTIES, L.L.C., a
Florida Limited Liability
Company, SOUTHWINDS AT
SANDESTIN CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC., and
COLOR TOUCH, INC.,

Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANT, N. MICHELLE
HERESHKOWITS, individually,
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS: .

960 East Hwy. 98, Unit 102
Destin, Florida 32541

.TO THE ABOMEi'! NAMED'
DEFENDANT, A & OH Properties,
L.L.C., A Florida Limited Liability
Company, WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS:

960 East Hwy. 98, Unit 102
Destin, Florida 32541

TO THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANT, CHAIM
HERESHKOWIT, individually,
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
IS:

960 East Hwy. 98, Unit 102
.Destin, Florida 32541

TO THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANT, COLOR TOUCH,
INC., WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS:

7150 North West 37th Avenue
Miami, FL 33147

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against
you involving a Foreclosure Action
in Walton County, Florida.

You are required,to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on KERRY -ANNE SCHULTZ,
ESQUIRE, Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 2721 Gulf Breeze
Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida
32563, on or before January 28,
2008, and file the original with 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 this 19th day of
December, 2007.

As Clerk of the Court
Is/ By: Renee Day
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: Dec. 27, 2007; January 3, 2008
373H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07-CA-292

ACCESS MORTGAGE
HOLDING CORPORATION,


Plaintiff,

vs.

CHARLES C. LYLE, III and
STONEGATE VILLAS
TOWNHOME OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
Non Profit Corporation,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the Nunc Pro Tunc
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in this matter on the 17th
day of December, 2007, in Case
Number 07-CA-292, of the Circuit


Court in and for Walton County,
Florida, in which ACCESS
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff and STONEGATE
VILLAS TOWNHOME OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC., is the Cross-
Plaintiff/Defendant, and CHARLES
C. LYLE, III, is the Defendant, will
be sold to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the front door of
the Clerk of Court office at the
Walton County Courthouse,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida at 11:00
a.m. (C.S.T.) on the 17th day of
January, 2008. The property to be
sold is described as:

Lot 11, STONEGATE VILLAS,
according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 16,
Page 50, of the Public
Records of Walton County,
Florida.

IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD
AT PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE
MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE SALE AFTER
PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO
ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS
PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL
JUDGMENT.

IF YOU ARE A
SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER
THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO
LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO
FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT
BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REMAINING FUNDS.

IF YOU ARE THE
PROPERTY OWNER, YOU
MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT
REQUIRED TO HAVE A
LAWYER OR ANY OTHER
REPRESENTATION AND YOU
DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO
CLAIM ANY MONEY TO
WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE
CLERK OF COURT, MARTHA
INGLE, WALTON COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 571 HIGHWAY
90 E., DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
FLORIDA 32435, WITHIN TEN
(10) DAYS AFTER THE SALE
TO SEE IF THERE IS
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM'
THE FORECLOSURE SALE
THAT THE CLERK HAS IN
THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.

IF YOU DECIDE TO SELL
YOUR HOME OR HIRE
SOMEONE TO HELP YOU
CLAIM THE ADDITIONAL
MONEY, YOU SHOULD READ
VERY CAREFULLY ALL
PAPERS YOU ARE REQUIRED
TO SIGN, ASK SOMEONE TO
HELP YOU, TO MAKE SURE
THAT YOU UNDERSTAND
WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING
AND THAT YOU ARE NOT
TRANSFERRING YOUR
PROPERTY OR THE EQUITY
IN YOUR PROPERTY
WITHOUT THE PROPER
INFORMATION, IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MAY
CONTACT LEGAL SERVICES,
133 NE STAFF DRIVE, FORT
WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA,
TELEPHONE: 850-862-3279,
TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY
FINANCIALLY FOR THEIR
SERVICES. IF THEY CANNOT
ASSIST YOU, THEY MAY BE
ABLE TO REFER YOU TO A
LOCAL BAR REFERRAL
AGENCY OR SUGGEST
OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOU
CHOOSE TO CONTACT
LEGAL SERVICES FOR
ASSISTANCE, YOU SHOULD
DO SO AS I SOON AS
POSSIBLE AFTER RECEIPT
OF THIS NOTICE.

WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said court this 19th day of
December, 2007.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
/s/ Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
2tc: Dec. 27, 2007; January 3,
2008 374H

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Planning
Commission will hold a public
meeting to hear the following items
on Thursday, January 10,.
2008, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at
the South Walton Cpunty
Courthouse Annex located at 31
Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459:

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS:

1. XERISCAPE ORDINANCE
- An ordinance amending the
Walton County Land Development
Code to establish incentives for
-water-efficient landscaping
(xeriscaping); by providing for
cpnsistency with state law and the
Walton County Comprehensive
Plan; providing for purpose and


intent; providing for definitions;
providing for amendment of
existing regulations; providing for
conflicts; providing for severability;
providing for codification; providing
for enforcement; and providing an
effective date.

QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS:

2. SAWYER COMMERCIAL
PUD Project number 07-001-
00028. This is a major
development order application
submitted by Jenkins, Stanford &
Associates, Inc., consisting of 3
commercial office and retail
buildings with a total of 73,500
square feet on 5.67 acres with a
future land use of coastal center.
The site is located at 11610 W.
Highway 98, south of Bayshore


Drive (parcel numbers 29-2S-21-
42000-003-OOAO and 29-2S-21-
42000-003-00BO).

3. BAYPORT BUSINESS
COMPLEX F.K.A. BAYPORT
ESTATES Project number 06-
001-00123. This is a major
development application submitted
by Emerald Coast project proposes
a total of 326,825 square feet of
commercial development on 13
acres with a future land use of rural
village/commercial. The site is
located at 187 C.R. 3280 (parcel
number 34-1S-19-23000-007 -
0020.)

4. ROSA DEL MAR PUD -
Project number 07-001-00068. This
is a major development order
application submitted by Choctaw
Engineering, consisting of 9
buildings having a total of 264,000
square feet on 9.83 acres with a
future land use of VMU/infill. The
project will include a parking
garage, retail, office, hotel, and
residential spaces. The site is
located on the south side of U.S.
98, approximately 3,5 miles west of
U.S. 331 (parcel numbers 34-2S-
20-33270-033-0000 and 34-2S-20-
33270-034-0000.)

5. TOSCANA FIKIA SIENNA
PLACE -Project number 06-001-
00121. This is a major
development order application
submitted by Emerald Coast
Associates, Inc., Agent, consisting
of a 4 lot single family subdivision
on 1.27 +/- acres with a future land
use of NPA/infill. The site is located
on the south side of County Road
30-A and Eastern Lake Road
intersection (parcel number 24-3S-
19-25000-009-0040).

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

The Board' ( of County
Commissioners will hold a public.
hearing on Tuesday. January
22. 2008. at 5:00 p.m. in the
Walton County Courthouse
located at DeFuniak Springs.
Florida,to review and consider the
Planning Commission's
recommendations on projects that
are not continued, tabled or
advertised as a special meeting.
Petitions for abandonment and
ordinances proposed at the
Planning Commission meeting will
be separately advertised for the
Board of County Commissioners
meeting.

In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statues, whenever
any board or commissioner of any
state agency or authority, or of any
agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or other
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. 27, 2007; Jan. 3, 2008
375H

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will
hold a regular meeting on
Tuesday, January 8, 2008. at
5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as
may be heard at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex
located at 31 Coastal Centre
Boulevard. Santa Rosa
Beach. Florida. The following
items will be heard:

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS:

1. IDDE ORDINANCE An
ordinance amending the Walton
County Land Development Code
creating Chapter 15, "Detection
and elimination of inappropriate


discharges into the stormwater
system;" establishing regulations
for contributions of pollutants
through stormwater discharge by
any users; prohibiting inappropriate
connections to the municipal
separate storm sewer system;
resolving conflicting provisions;
determining severability; and
setting an effective date.

2. CHAPTERS 8. 9 & 13
ORDINANCE An ordinance
amending Chapters eight, nine,
and thirteen of the Walton County
Land Development Code;
designating the Zoning Board Of
Adjustments to hear appeals from
the denial of a variance from the
scenic corridor requirements;
providing criteria for variances from
the scenic corridor provisions;


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providing for conflict, providing for
severability; and providing an
effective date. (Continued from
December 11, 2007/hearing)

3. NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
ORDINANCE An Ordinance
amending section 2.03.02 of the
land development code; eliminating
the requirement that neighborhood
plans be adopted as
comprehensive plan amendments;
adding a requirement for
neighborhood plans to be
incorporated into the .land
development code as overlay
district; providing for severability;
and providing for an effective date.

4. CIP ORDINANCE An
ordinance correcting Ordinance
2007-37 which amended the
Capital Improvements Element of
the Comprehensive Plan adopting
an Updated Table of Capital
Improvements to include the
preliminary design and engineering
costs in FY2008-2009 and
construction costs in FY2009-2010
for Mossy Head wastewater
treatment facility. This ordinance
corrects the title to clarify that the
update to the Capital
Improvements Plan adds the
preliminary engineering and design
and construction of the Mossy
Head Wastewater Treatment Plant.

5. TCE ORDINANCE An
ordinance adopting a
Comprehensive Plan Traffic
Circulation Element Future
Transportation Map series
amendment. This amendment is
required by DCA as part of the DRI
process and reflects roadway
improvements necessary to
maintain the adopted level of
service standards based on future
transportation monitoring/modeling
studies required by the Blackstone
DRI Chapter 380 Development
Order, and specifically reflects the
four-laning of a portion of US
Highway 90 in Mossy Head
impacted by the proposed
development.

6. LSA 07.00.01
ORDINANCE An ordinance
adopting a Comprehensive Plan
text amendment creating new land
use classification of Development
of Regional Impact-Mixed Use
(DRI-MU). (Secondpubl/c hearing -
continued from December if,
2007).

7. LSA 07.00.02
ORDINANCE .An ordinance
adopting a Comprehensive Plan
FLUM amendment changing the
Blackstone DRI property
(approximately 1240 acres) from
Rural Residential, (RR) to
Development of Regional Impact
(DRI-MU). The site is located on
the north side of U.S. Hwy. 90,
approximately 3 1/2 miles east of
the Okaloosa County line. (Second
public hean'g continued from
December 11, 2007). ,

8. ORC 07D-A County
response to DCA Objections,
Recommendations and Comments
report regarding the above listed
Comprehensive Plan amendments
related to the Blackstone DRI.

QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS:

9. BLACKSTONE DRI -
Project number 06-01-00090. This
is an Application for Chapter
380.06 F.S. Development Approval
for a Development of Regional
Impact, submitted by Blackstone
Development Company, consisting
of 3,300 residential units (2,050
single family, 750 townhouses, 100
condominium units, and 400
apartment units), Ls well as an 18
hole golf course within, club house,
cart barn and maintenance facility,
145,000 square feet of'commercial
retail and service csJuding
daycare, 37,500 square fee6 of
office, and a 12.3 acre RV park.
The property is approximately-
1,240 acres of land with a current
future land use of Rural Residential
(RR) with an application to change
it to Development 'of Regional
Impact Mixed Use (DRI-MU). The
site is located on the north side of
U.S. Hwy. 90, approximately.3 1/2
miles east of the OkalooSa County
line (parcel numbers 08-3N-21-
37000-004-0000, 08-3N-21-37000-
005-0000, 09-3N-21-37000-007-
0010, 15-3N-21-37000-002-0000,
16-3N-21-37010-000-0010, 17-3N-
21-37000-001-0010, 21-3N-21-
37000-001-0020, 21-3N-21-37000-
001-0030, 21-3N-21-37000-001-
0050, 21-3N-21-37000-001-0052,
22-3N-21-37000-001-0011, 08-3N-
21-37000-005-0022.) (DR/
Resolution Public Hearing).
10. BLACKSTONE PUD -
Project number 07-001-00049. This
is a major development order
application for a conceptual
planned unit, development
submitted by Blackstone
Development Company, consisting
of 3,300 residential units (2,050
single family, 750 townhouses, 100
condominium units, and 400
apartment units), as well as an 18
hole golf course with club house,
cart barn and maintenance facility,
145,000 square feet of commercial
retail and service including


daycare, 37,500 square feet of
office, and a 12.3 acre RV park.
The property is approximately
1,240 acres of land with a current
future land use of Rural Residential
(RR) with an application to change
it to Development of Regional
Impact Mixed Use (DRI-MU). The
site is located on the north side of
U.S. Hwy. 90, approximately 3 1/2
miles east of the Okaloosa County
line (parcel numbers 08-3N-21-
37000-004-0000, 08-3N-21-37000-
005-0000, 09-3N-21-37000-007-
0010, 15-3N-21-37000-002-0000,
16-3N-21-37010-000-0010, 17-3N-
21-37000-001-0010, 21-3N-21-
37000-001-0020, 21-3N-21-37000-
001-0030, 21-3N-21-37000-001-
0050, 21-3N-21-37000-001-0052,
22-3N-21-37000-001-0011, 08-3N-
21-37000-005-0022.)


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11. COX POOLS WEST
OFFICE Project number 07-001-
00091. This is a conditional use
application submitted by Dexter
Gortemoller, P.E., consisting of
4,400 square foot office building on
2.81 acres with a future land use of
rural village. This site is located 6
miles west of Freeport on the north
side of Highway 20. (Parcel number
19-1 S-20-32050-000-0000).
12. WATERVIEW AT INLET
BEACH EXTENSION OF D.O. -
Project number 05-001-00195.
Waterview Properties, LLC,
requests the extension of an
already approved major
development order consisting of a
48 lot single family subdivision with
a future land use of NPA/infill. The
site is located at the intersection of
U.S. 98 and North Orange Street
(parcel number 36-3S-18-16100-
000-0960, 36-3S-18-16000-000-
0970, 36-3S-18-16100-000-0980.
13. DOWNTOWN
SEAGROVE Project number 05-
001-00158. DST Carnival, LLC
requests the extension of an
already approved major
development order consisting of
commercial, restaurant, hotel and
retail uses on 1.40 acres with a
future land use of NPA/RPA, with
covenants and restrictions, which
allows for commercial uses. The
site is located at the northwest
corner of CR 30-A and CR 395
intersection (parcel numbers 14-3S-
19-25080-003-0100, 14-3S-19-
25080-003-0120, 14-3S-19-25080-
003-0140, 14-3S-19-25080-003-
0190, 14-3S-19-25080-003-0200,
14-3S-19-25080-003-0160, 14-3S-
19-25080-003-0010.)
14. STARVIEW TERRACE
PLAT Project number 06-003-
00046. This is a plat application
submitted by Darrell Barnhill,
requesting approval for eight multi
family units on 1.04 +/- acres with a
future land use of NPA/infill. The
site is located on Satinwood Drive
approximately .25 miles north of
C.R. 30A (parcel number 02-3S-20-
34160-000-0160.)
15. RESCINDING
ALLIGATOR POINT PLAT -
Walton County Board of County
Commissioners will consider
rescinding the acceptance of the
final plat of Alligator Point
Subdivision due to negligence to
record the final plat, pay applicable
fees or complete required and
approved infrastructure.
All interested parties wishing to
be heard regarding these
amendments may appear at the
above mentioned meeting.
In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statues, whenever
any board or commissioner of any
state agency or authoritylor 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 m tter considered at. such
meelin' br hearing, he or she will
nee 'a record of the proceedings,
a'rid that, for such purpose, he or
-he 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. 27, 2007; Jan. 3, 2008
376H
Notice of Receipt of
Stormwater Application
Notice .is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes
and Chapter 62-346, Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the
following applications for an
Individual.Stormwater Permit have
been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District:
Application #77, received on Dec.
14, 2007, from Charles Trapp, Red
Herring LLC, for Mack Bayou Lots 6
& 7, construction of a 19,100 sq. ft.
building with associated parking
and other improvements on the
east side of Mack Bayou Rd. just


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


south of Monarch Rd., Santa Rosa
Beach.
Application #82, Walton County
Sheriffs Driving Course, received
Dec. 18, 2007, from the Walton
County Sheriffs Department for
construction of a .62 mile asphalt
training track, an asphalt obstacle
course, and a 400 ft. by 400 ft.
parking area on Triple G Road,
DeFuniak Springs, Tax parcel #02-
3N-19-19000-028.
Interested persons may comment
upon these applications or submit a
written request for a staff report
containing proposed agency action
regarding the application by writing
the Northwest Florida Water
Management District's ERP Office,
800 Hospital Dr., Crestview, FL.
Such comments or requests must
be received by 5:00 p.m. within 14
days from date of publication.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding these
applications. Persons wishing to
remain advised of further
proceedings or to receive a copy of
the Technical Staff Report should
request that in writing to the
address above or by e-mail to
ErpPermits@nwfwmd.state.fl.us.
Substantially affected persons are
entitled to request a administrative
hearing, pursuant to. Title 28,
Florida Administrative Code,
regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written
request after reviewing the staff
report.
1tc: December 27, 2007
377H

ADVERTISEMENT FOR.
INVITATION TO BID
BID NO: 08-009
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
Bridge Material for Mill Creek 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
This bid is for purchase of the
bridge material only.
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 "Bridge
Material for Mill Creek".
BID DEADLINE: January 10,
2008 no later than 4:00 PM.
BID OPENING: JANUARY 10,
2008 AT 4:1)5 PM.
**Bid package can be
downloaded at County
website: www.co.walton.fl.us
and "click" on solicitations.

2tc: Dec. 27, 2007; Jan. 3, 2008
378H


ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID
BID NO: 08-010
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
Bridge Material for Machine Branch
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
This bid is for purchase of the
bridge material only.
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 "Bridge
Material for Machine Branch"
BID DEADLINE: January 10,
2008 no later than 4:00 PM.
BID OPENING: JANUARY 10,
2008 AT APPROXIMATELY
4:30 PM.
**Bid package can be
downloaded at County
website: www.co.walton.fl.us
and "click" on solicitations.
2tc: Dec. 27, 2007; Jan. 3, 2008
379H


Tree recycling

offered in county


Walton County citizens
can bring their Christmas
trees to the Blue Mountain
stockpile to be ground into
mulch Dec. 26 through Dec.
28, and Dec. 31 through
Jan. 3, 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Walton 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.


CAA honors volunteers

and collects art

supplies for schools


Members and friends of
the Cultural Arts Associa-
tion (CAA) gathered Sunday,
Dec. 9 to honor its volunteers
and collect art supplies for
local school children at its
annual Christmas party.
Carol Lench, CAA Presi-
dent and her board honored
the volunteers who made the
2007 arts activities possible.
Special honors this year
went to Lane Rees. Rees,
owner of Human Resource
Solutions, Inc., was present-
ed a framed print of artwork
,by Susan Lucas, Walton
County's 2004 Artist of the


Year. Rees was honored for
the many hours he spent
helping develop employee
materials for the organiza-
tion. CAA also recognized
its members and friends
who work to promote the
arts in Walton County and
throughout the area.

The festive holiday par-
ty was held at the beach-
front home of Betty Cork
and Claude Duncan. As in
the years past, attendees
brought gifts of art supplies
for use in Walton County
schools.


New OWC Professor of Military



Science for ROTC program


Lt. Colonel Mark Soroka
has been assigned to full-
time duty as an assistant
professor of military science
with the Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (ROTC) pro-
gram at Okaloosa-Walton
College and begins class-
room duty in the spring
term which begins Jan. 14.
The ROTC program at OWC
is part of the University of
West Florida U.S. Army
Corps of Cadets and pro-
vides the first two years of
military leadership train-
ing.
Soroka will be in charge of
the ROTC courses at OWC
which introduce military, or-
ganization, skills and tradi-
tion. Soroka explained that
ROTC is open to any quali-
fied student who wishes to
explore the possibility of a
military career and enroll-
ment does not require a
commitment to military ser-
vice.
"Enrollment for the Spring
ROTC classes, Basic Lead-
ership and Military Skills
and Application of Military
Skills, are open through
the end of late registration
on Jan.2, but classes begin


Jan. 14. I encourage any in-
terested student to contact
me by phone at 729-6022
or 512-0160 or e-mail at so-
rokam@owc.edu.," he said.
Soroka said the courses are
transferable to university
level ROTC programs in any "
branch of the U.S. Armed
Forces.
A native of Pennsylvania
and graduate of the Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh, So-
roka was commissioned as
a second lieutenant in field
artillery upon graduation
from the Officer Candidate
School in 1988. Prior to be-
ing selected to serve as a
professor of military science
for OWC, his most recent as-
signment in active duty was
as Chief of Force Structure
for the U.S. Army Financial
Management School at Fort
Jackson, S.C. Other recent
assignments included duty
as an Ispector General for
the 8th U.S. Army IG head-
quartered in Seoul, Korea
and Deputy Brigade Com-
mander for the 175th Fi-
nance Command in Korea.

In a unique joint-agree-
ment, the ROTC program at


OWC program is part of the
University of West Florida
Corps of Cadets. Students
in the program are provided
uniforms and equipment.
ROTC is a four-year pro-
gram that consists of a ba-
sic component, four courses
that may be. completed at
OWC, and an advanced
component, the junior and
senior years of study at


the university level. OWC
scholarships, including Col.
George "Bud" Day ROTC
scholarships, are available.
Scholarships through -the
U.S. Army are available for
students who transfer to the
University ,of West Florida
ROTC program following
OWC. The ROTC program
at OWC began in 2001.


SHH on the Emerald Coast nationally


recognized for making a positive change


in the health care industry


Sacred Heart Hospi-
'tal on the Emerald Coast
(SHHEC) is the recipient of
Studer Group's December
Fire Starter of the Month
Award and is honored for its
commitment to clinical, ser-
vice and operational excel-
lence. Studer Group, an out-
comes firm that implements
evidence-based leadership
systems, works with hun-
dreds of health care organi-
zations across the country.
Every month, it bestows a
Fire Starter Award upon an
organization that stands out
from its peers and serves as
a premier example of what
is right in health care.
"This award is in recogni-
tion of the great start our
young hospital has had,
and what an honor to suc-
cessfully bring on our first
additional service line this
fall with the Family Birth
Place," said Roger Hall,
president of SHHEC.
SHHEC's health care team's
efforts in improving the pa-
tient's experience, using key
words at key times, rounding
for outcomes, and as always,
putting the patient's safety
first, drives high quality,
compassionate healthcare
and service from the heart.
Patients truly perceive the
difference, which is evident
in their patient satisfaction
scores, which consistently
rank well above the 90th
percentile.
Third quarter Patient Sat-
isfaction scores (overall as-
sessment):
Emergency Department:
99 percent; inpatient servic-


es: 99 percent; ambulatory
surgery: 99 percent; outpa-
tient services: 96
percent.
"Our team's passion and
commitment to providing
quality care to each and
every patient is truly admi-
rable," said Nina Jeffords,
vice president of patient
care and chief nurse officer
of SHHEC. "It is an honor
to work with this outstand-
ing group of health care pro-
viders whose healing touch
blesses countless lives.
The Fire Starter of the
Month Award is a distin-
guished honor that Studer
.Group bestows upon hos pi-
tals. A Fire Starter hospital
is one that keeps the true
essence of the organization
alive and flourishing. Fire
Starters ignite the flame of
service and caring for others
that guides and supports
the organization and results
in measurable positive out-
comes.
"I cannot think of a more
deserving hospital than
SHHEC," said Lucy Crouch,
Studer Group coach. "The
people at SHHEC are role
models, and this award spot-
lights them as an example
for other health care leaders
to follow."
Sacred Heart Hospital on
the Emerald Coast has made
a difference in the lives of
others by creating a better
place for physicians to prac-
tice medicine, employees to
work and patients to receive
care. The organization's
commitment to excellence
is what makes Sacred Heart


Hospital on the Emerald
Coast a Fire Starter.
Studer Group is delighted


to partner with all of the
Fire Starters for future suc-
cess.


6 FSUvs Kentucky

in the Music City Bowl

Monday, Dec. 31

pregame 1:00 p.m.
Splay by play with Gene Deckeroff

GONOLES!
4Z9^ % %^


CAA BOARD MEMBER, Debbie Eberhart presents Lane
Rees (Human Resourcer Solutions, Inc.) a framed print
by Susan Lucas for his volunteer work at the annual CAA
Christmas party.


Major Steve Duckworth (left) from the UWFDepartment of,
Military Science passes the ROTC guidon to Lt. Col. Maria
Soroka (right) who will lead the OWC program on a full-
time basis.