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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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Creator: DeFuniak Herald combined with the Breeze (Defuniak Springs, FL)
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Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Publication Date: February 7, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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I VOLUME 119 NUMBER 6 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 500 PER COPY I


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CONSIDERS
NEIGHBORHOOD
PLAN
ORDINANCE
Ordinance would
give property own-
ers right of approv-
al. 1-C



CHAUTAUQUA
ASSEMBLY I:
American .presi-
dency, Civil War,
and others. 12-A



MEADOWS
SUGGESTS
RECYCLING
SURVEY
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vey would seek pub-
lic input. 3-C



WALTON
VOTER
TURNOUT
LOWER THAN
STATE
AVERAGE
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wraps up Presiden-
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PAXTON
GIRLS WIN
DISTRICT
TITLE IN
CATFIGHT
Bobcats scratched
the Central Jaguars
in District match
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SCHOOL BUS
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FATAL
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DFS

Council

consider

signs of

the time
By ALICIA LEONARD
Business leaders and citi-
zens came out in small num-
bers to speak on behalf of
their livelihood and concerns
over sign ordinances at the
first of a two part workshop
hosted by the Council.
The issue of providing
businesses with noticeable
signage and still maintain
an overall conformity for im-
proved aesthetics appears to
be the concern of most peo-
ple who attended the work-
shop.
Eric Bradshaw and Lee
Grantham both spoke on
behalf of CHELCO. Brad-
shaw told the Council that
revisions would be appreci-
ated and CHELCO custom-
ers needed to be able to find
their office. "We want some-
thing in good taste, but at
least something that will
help our customers find our
office." Grantham echoed
Bradshaw's thoughts,
thanking the council for
holding the workshop and
asking for their customers'
needs to be considered.
DeFuniak Business and
Professional Association
(DBPA) president Sara Co-
mander spoke on behalf of
many of the businesses lo-
cated in the city. "I under-
see SIGNS 7-A


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GILLMAN, OUTSIDE the school, says students should not be punished for voicing their
beliefs.



ACLU sues Ponce de


Leon High School


By ALICIA LEONARD
Since Sept. 2007, admin-
istrators at Ponce De Leon
High School (PDLHS) have
been engaged in a ongo-
ing legal entanglement re-
sulting in the school being
sued by the American Civil
Liberties Union in federal
court on behalf .of a student
and her First Amendment
right of free speech. In the


PRINCIPAL PAMELA JONES in the halls of Freeport
Elementary School.


complaint filed Jan. 31, the
ACLU asked the court for
an injunction to stop Ponce
de Leon High School officials
from suppressing students'
First Amendment rights in
the future.
According to Heather
Gillman, a 16-year-old
straight junior at PDLHS,
the issue began when a fe-
male friend told her she had


been silenced by the admin-
istration for being gay.
According to students,
problems began in Septem-
ber when a lesbian.student
tried to report to school of-
ficials that she was being
harassed by other students.
Instead of addressing the
harassment, students say
see ACLU 2-A


PRINCIPAL BETH TUCKER in her office at Freeport
Middle School.


In the principal's office


Freeport's Jones and Tucker


By BRUCE COLLIER
The next two Walton
County principals in this
series are found in Freeport.
Pamela Jones is principal at
Freeport Elementary School
(FES). Beth Tucker works
just down the road at Free-
port Middle School (FMS).
Jones is in her first year
at FES, having worked
there as a teacher and as-
sistant to former principal
Tracey Dickey. Jones lives
in DeFuniak Springs, but
her family is from Freeport.
She has degrees in elemen-
tary education and educa-
tion leadership from the
University of West Florida,
and has always worked
in education. "I was more
drawn to elementary stu-


dents," she says. "I enjoyed
working with them." For-
merly Teacher of the Year
at FES, she has taught all
subjects in the elementary
curriculum, including math,
science, social studies, and
reading.
Attendance at FES is cur-
rently 596, reflecting an in-
crease of 50 students since
summer break. Among the
students are a number clas-
sified as "English- language
learners" (ELL). The school
has a bilingual aide on staff
to address their learning
needs, and a bilingual teach-
er may become necessary in
the future. Jones says the
ELL students do exception-
ally well learning English,
and adapt quickly.


The staff of 80 employees
at FES includes 50 teachers,
some of whom have been at
the school since its opening
20 years ago. The teach-
ers are responsible for pre-
kindergarten through fifth-
grade, comprising students
ages three through 11 years.
Jones says their purpose is
to teach "basic skills," as
well as good citizenship. "I
want them to be successful
students in middle school
and high school," she says.
Though she says there
is no such thing as a "typi-
cal" day, Jones usually be-
gins her work day at 6:50
a.m. She is on hand to greet
students coming in by bus
or car. She also makes it a
point to visit classrooms and


work with the teachers. Her
quitting-time varies, some-
times running late if she has
an evening meeting. Jones
says FES is blessed with a
very active community and
supportive PTO.
Though there are no for-
mal organized sports at FES,
students are welcome to
participate in a local YMCA
athletic program. Students
can also avail themselves of
after-school tutoring. For
those who take their good
citizenship seriously, FES
offers a "good conduct" car-
nival. Students who score
well in conduct get free time
to play games and win prizes
in an outdoor carnival held
see PRINCIPAL 10-A


Elections
Commission
investigating
Johnson
complaint
By BRUCE COLLIER
A complaint filed with the
Florida Elections Commis-
sion (FEC) against Walton
County Sheriff Ralph John-
son has been determined to
be "legally sufficient," trig-
gering an investigation.
The complaint was filed
with the FEC in December
2007 by Santa Rosa Beach
resident Carol Purdy. The
complaint alleged that
Johnson violated campaign
finance laws and possi-
bly misappropriated Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Office
(WCSO) funds when he paid
attorney James Murray to
research and write, a letter
to Walton Coulnty Finance
Director Bill Imfeld in July
of 2007.
That letter advised Im-
feld, then a candidate for
the office of sheriff of Wal-
ton County, that he was
violating the provisions of
'the Hatch Act, a federal
law prohibiting county and
state employees who handle
federal funds from running
for elected office while still
employed by the county or
state. Imfeld withdrew from
the race following the let-
ter.
Purdy received a letter
Jan. 28 from FEC Execu-
tive Director Barbara Lin-
thicum. The letter informs

see COMPLAINT 10-A


Macon

seeking

sheriff's

position
The citizens of Walton
County need a sheriff that
will make a difference by
serving the people and liv-
ing up to the true meaning
of "serve and protect." Jim-
my Macon says he will be a
sheriff that will be totally
involved in the operation of
the sheriffs office and will
be out and about in the com-
munity making contact with
the citizens as well as busi-
nesses. He also says he will:
Create job security for
department employees as
well as better advancement
opportunities;
Increase school security
to keep our kids and staff
safe in order to learn and

see MACON 2-A


JIMMY MACON


Ali









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ACLU FROM FRONT


school officials responded
with intimidation and cen-
sorship.
, Gillman said that after
the girl confided in her, oth-
er kids at the school started
to put rainbow stickers and
pro-gay symbols on note-
books and t-shirts to show
their support of the girl.
A group of kids were sus-
pended by administration
for their peaceful protest
through symbols for five
days. "All any of us wants
to do is be able to talk about
gay rights issues without
having to be scared," said
Gillman, "Nobody should
have to worry about being
kicked out of school just for
having a rainbow sticker on
your notebook."
A press release provided
by the ACLU stated, "A let-
ter sent in November to the
school board's attorney on
behalf of Gillman, asking for
clarification as to whether a
variety of symbols and slo-
gans, such as the rainbow
flag or 'I support my gay
friends,' would be allowed
at the school. The school
district replied that it would
not allow any expressions
of support for gay rights
at all because such speech
would 'likely be disruptive.'
The district then went even
further, claiming that such


symbols and slogans were
signs that students were
part of a 'secret/illegal orga-
nization."' According to the
ACLU release, "The letter
was sent after Gillman and
other students approached
the ACLU about an atmo-
sphere in which students
say they were routinely in-
timidated by school officials
and prohibited from engag-
ing in such behavior as writ-
ing "gay pride" on their arms
and notebooks or wearing
rainbow-themed clothing."
Apparently, Gillman told
reporters during a January
conference call that other
students are routinely al-
lowed to wear "Dixie Outfit-
ters" shirts with a logo that
incorporates a Confederate
flag, and other shirts with
questionable signs or say-
ings on them, just because
they were athletic students.
"It's about who you are
here," said Gillman. "Two
kids can wear the same
thing and one will get sent
home and the popular stu-
dent is the one who will get
to wear the shirt and not be
sent home."
In response to the AC-
LU's initial inquiry letter,
the school board's attorney,
Brandon Young, responded,
"I take offense to the lan-
guage and characterizations


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"All any of us wants to do is be -
able to talk about gay rights issues ,V f
without having to be scared. Nobody 7
should have to worry about being i'
kicked out of school just for having a I i1 I ....
rainbow sticker on your notebook."

Heather Gillman, student at Ponce de Leon High 1
School ,
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contained in your letter dat-
ed November 2, 2007. Spe-
cifically, you and the stu-
dents involved were never
told that under the policies
of the Holmes County School
Board, ("School Board") pro-
gay speech is considered in-
herently disruptive and/or
inappropriate for the school
environment. In fact, the
school board has no such
polices regarding pro-gay
or anti-gay speech. What
the school board seeks to
maintain is the sanctity of
the learning environment
at each school within the
District. Thus, any behav-
ior that alters the teaching
process of the classroom or
hinders any educational
activity-will be deemed in-
appropriate and unaccept-
able." Young went on to say
that the school board has no
dress code, per se.
Young continued, say-


MACON FROM FRONT


teach;
Get aggressive on cor-
rectly addressing illegal
aliens, sexual predators,
drug distribution, and ag-
gressive drivers;
Work .collaboratively
with firefighters, medical
responders, emergency op-
eration centers, and other
law enforcement agencies;
Start an all-volunteer
citizens observer program
to assist deputies in com-
bating crime throughout the
county;
Use C.O.P. volunteers
to patrol neighborhoods to
deter crime and act as .an
extra set of eyes and ears for
the law enforcement com-
munity;
Use the Sheriffs Ex-
plorer program as an oppor-
tunity for young adults to
experience the inner work-
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opment of self and subordi-
nates is a key component of
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ing, "As has clearly been
shown at Ponce de Leon
School in September of this
year, the types of clothing
and symbols your clients
seek to wear to school will
likely be disruptive and in-
terfere with the educational
process. Also, (the) symbols
were used and can further
be used by select students
to show participation in an
illegal organization as de-
fined by the school board.
Please remember that many
of the students that previ-
ously were wearing G.P. oh
their skin and clothing ad-
mitted to planning a walk-
out and protest of a school
assembly at Ponce de Leon
School. Because of the oc-
currences at Ponce de Leon
School over the last several
months, none of the phras-
es, symbols, or images con-
tained in your November 2,
2007 letter would be permit-
ted to be worn by students
at Ponce de Leon School.
The school board and the
administration of Ponce de
Leon School have a duty to
all students to protect the
learning environment. Just
as anti-gay speech, clothing
and symbols would not be
tolerated, neither would the
items you have requested."
Gillman told reporters
that the walk-out mentioned
by Young involved an inci-
dent that took place when
the students returned after
suspension. A school forum
was held. "They brought all
the students into the gym
for a special meeting, about
350 of us, and we thought it
was about the gay support
stickers, so some students
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HEATHER GILLMAN, a student at Ponce de Leon High
School, said students have been harassed for standing up


for a gay classmate.



peacefully protest and leave
the assembly." Instead, the
assembly turned out to be
about the dangers of alcohol
and the speaker was a local
pastor, so none of the stu-
dents left the assembly in
protest.
Attorneys for the ACLU
wrote, "Because the Su-
preme Court has held that
students have a right to free
speech at school unless that
speech disrupts the educa-
tional process, many admin-
istrators think they can just
slap the label 'disruptive' on
anything they don't like and
get away with stomping on
students' First Amendment
rights. The law doesn't work
that way," said Benjamin


Stevenson, ACLU of Florida
staff attorney, who is rep-
resenting Gillman. "School
should be a marketplace of
ideas, where students share
new ideas and learn about
themselves and others. Just
talking about gay rights or
any other topic outside of
class isn't inherently dis-
ruptive."
Gillman says that the stu-
dent body has overall been
supportive of the group of
students that were suspend-
ed and what the kids really
feared was being silenced by
the administration. "I think
everyone should be able to
voice what they believe in
and not be punished for it,"
she said.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008

The Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast

announces grand opening of DFS teen center


Walton that serves elemen-
tary age youth.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of
the Emerald Coast is an in-
dependent, locally support-
ed organization. For more


PAGE 3-A
information on how to can
help the Boys & Girls Clubs
of the Emerald Coast, call
Jeff McDonald @ 862-1616
or visit their website at
www.bgcec.com


On Saturday, March 1
the public is invited to the
Grand Opening of the Boys
& Girls Clubs of the Emer-
ald 'Coast's (BGCEC) new-
est teen center in DeFuniak
Springs.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Emerald Coast's teen center
staff, board members and
local volunteers will provide
residents a tour of the facil-
ity being dedicated to serv-
ing area youth in middle


school through high school
and an opportunity to dis-
cuss the program objectives
of the BGCEC's teen center.
Lunch plates, donated by
Busy Bee Caf6, will be avail-
able for $6 at the event and
all of the proceeds will ben-
efit the DeFuniak Springs
teen center.
The teen center is located
in the newly renovated De-
Funiak Springs recreation
center (old Armory build-
ing) at 435 State Hwy. 83


North. The center will pro-
vide programs for up to 100
middle and high school age
youth beginning on Monday,
March 3.
Students must become
members of the club to par-
ticipate in the daily activi-
ties. Those desiring mem-
bership must register at the
Boys & Girls Club with local
staff or by email at bsmith@
arc.net. A completed appli-
cation form and payment of
nominal fees are required


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School bus in



fatal accident


On Wednesday; Jan. 30,;
at around 4 p.m., a Wal-
ton County School Bus was
traveling northbound on
Hwy. 83N in front of the
Walton County Fairgrounds
returning to the district's
bus barn on Walton Road.
A bicycle driven by Roxie L.
Blackmon, 46, was traveling
southbound on the north-
bound apron {east pavement
edge).
According to school bus


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driver Sherrika A. Dun-
can, the bicycle crossed the
painted white edge line and
struck the right front of.,
the school bus. Blackmon
suffered massive head in-
juries and died instantly.
The school bus was carry-
ing three children, none of
whom were injured.
According to traffic crash
investigator Richard Black
of the DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice Department, in addition


to, the traffic crash report,?a'
traffic homicide investiga-
tion will also be conducted.
No charges have been filed
at this time.




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CALENDAR

CELEBRATE RHD's
10TH ANNIVERSARYPAR-
TY, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008,
at 10 a.m. Come and watch
their "Move It" skit presen-
tation It won first place
in the state of Florida! Join
them and celebrate their
past, present, and future
with the "RHD's 10-year
Journey" video. Lunch will
be provided, Shoot for the
Moon...even if you miss, you
will land among the stars!"
Location is the Chautau-
qua building, Circle Drive
in DeFuniak Springs. For
more information, call
(850)951;0037 at resources
for Human Development.


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for membership.
The Walton County
School District will provide
bus transportation from
Walton Middle and High
School for students who
wish to participate. The
center will be open Monday,
through Friday after school
until 6 p.m.
In addition to the teen
center, the Boys & Girls
Club of the Emerald Coast
also has an established
BGCEC Center in south




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at 10:30 a.m. It will be held
at Amvets post #178, on U.S.
90 W. in DeFuniak Springs.
Cost is $3 per shot/12gauge
only. Cash and prizes will
be given to the winners. All
proceeds from the turkey
shoot will go to the Ameri-
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call Amy at (850)419-2757/
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EDITORIAL

*PERSONAL

COMMENTS

*LETTERS TO

THE EDITOR


EDITORIAL COMMENT

Questioning


the answers

By RON KELLEY
It's been said that most people are more comfortable with
old problems than with new solutions. That may be true.
We all have a tendency to get set in our ways and set in
our way of thinking. It's sometimes difficult to imagine new
solutions to old problems. We may assume every possible
solution has already been discussed and whatever solutions
we are being offered must be the only viable options open to
us. Not true.
Some of us might be conditioned to think that there are
no easy solutions to complex problems. Not true again.
Most solutions are easy. The devil is usually in the details
of applying the solution.
As a newspaper editor, it's easy to point out when a thing
is broken; easy to spot a misstep or blunder. One doesn't
have to look too far or too long. However, it's unfair and
unproductive to continually lament over problems without
offering possible solutions.
Though I remind you that no human being has all the
answers to all of the problems, I would offer the following
thoughts in hopes that it may help us find a way to conquer
some our most pressing old problems.
Faithful readers know that I abhor the unchecked im-
migration of illegal aliens. I hate the damage it has done to
this nation and the billions of dollars it has cost us all. At
the overwhelming urging of the American people, Congress
promised to build a new, secure fence between Mexico and
the U.S., but then they refused to fund it. Due to intense
pressure by the American public, last year's immigration
bill failed because, like the border fence bill, Americans
recognized that the immigration reform bill was a hollow
promise, an empty agreement.
Presidential hopefuls from both parties still favor the di-
sastrous bill because they are hoping, ironically, to capture
the "Hispanic vote." They argue that it's too costly to round
up all the illegals and send them home. Too costly? Com-
pared to what? The billions it's cost to have them here?
For the sake of the argument, let's assume it is too costly
to roundup the illegal aliens and send them home. Then the
obvious answer is to take away the-lure that draws them
here and let them leave on their own.
Specifically, penalize heavily any company that employs
illegal aliens. Repeal the law that creates "anchor babies."
Being born in this country only makes the baby a citizen
if one or both of the parents are U.S. citizens. No voting,
no bank accounts, drivers licenses, welfare or free health-
care (except emergency care) without a valid Social Secu-
rity number. Criminals and lawbreakers automatically go
home.
Make these changes and we'll see a mass exodus for the
borders. We won't have to round up anyone. Once done, we
need to finish building the wall on both borders and revamp
our existing immigration laws to allow for faster, more ef-
ficient processing of applications.
Another problem that politicians love to frighten us with
is the idea of Social Security going bankrupt. With those
much-maligned Baby Boomers hitting the magic num-
ber this year, it seems like the most complex issue in the
world.
Poppycock and balderdash! I can fix the Social Security
problem today.
Change the law allowing Congress to borrow against the
program..
That's it. That's all it takes. The problem is not that the
program isn't self-sustaining. The problem is that Congress
can't keep their hands out of it. Every time we need a new
"Bridge To Nowhere" they scoop out more money. The last
time I interviewed Congressman Jeff Miller, we talked
about the issue. "Social Security is a cash-cow," he said. "It
generates money." He's right: Social Security dollars are
invested in U.S. treasury bills, notes and bonds. Congress
borrows against them and spends the money elsewhere, but
promises to pay the money back someday. Remember our
multi-trillion dollar deficit? Exactly.
You see, all the details were left to the discretion of poli-
ticians in the House and Senate which means that Social'
Security has been repeatedly robbed by the very people en-
trusted to protect it.
If a lowly editor from a weekly newspaper can solve two
of America's biggest societal problems in a single issue, just
think what we could do if we all really applied our minds
to these problems? As Victor Hugo once said, "There is one
thing stronger than all the armies in the world and that is
an idea whose time has come."


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Editor:
I have a few thoughts/comments regarding the article
concerning the investigation of COA by the Area Agency
on Aging.
The results of this so-called investigation leave me with
more questions than were answered. I am confused why
only present clients of COA that had written an affidavit
were spoken to. Although I have not read all of the affida-
vits written, I have read some of them. Some were written
by individuals who had made calls or visits to COA in order
to obtain information or services for themselves or on the.
behalf of people who needed them. Perhaps the reason they
are not clients now is the way that they were treated when
they contacted COA. By disregarding their concerns, AAA
is telling them that they do not matter. Is that the message
that was intended?
Shortly after my last letter to the editor was printed, I
talked to a woman who told me that she is a client of COA.
Some time around Thanksgiving, she had received a call
from an employee of COA wanting to set up an appoint-
ment to complete her annual re certification for house-
keeping services. She told the employee that she had not
had a housekeeper since May. Apparently, the employee
expressed surprise. The woman further explained to me
that every time a housekeeper visits, the client has to sign
something when services are completed for that date. This
woman told me that since she had not had a housekeeper
for those months, she had obviouslyinbt signed'paperwork
during that time. She stated that if COA had signed paper-
work for those months, someone else had signed them. She
further stated that she is always home, and she knows that
she did not miss any visits herself. Since she had not writ-
ten an affidavit, she apparently was not part of the investi-
gation.
Webster's New World Dictionary defines the word inves-
tigation as: a careful search, systematic inquiry. If AAA
was serious about conducting a careful search or systemic
inquiry, shouldn't more people have been spoken to? Why
not speak to some of the clients that had not written an affi-
davit? Just because they had not written one doesn't mean
that they didn't have concerns. Some are home-bound,
have sight or writing difficulties, or may not be able to read
the paper themselves. Ms. Brady commented in one of the
meetings that every year the clients are given paperwork
to sign stating they,understand how their services work,
and that they have the right to file grievances. How many
times have any of us been handed a bunch of paperwork
for something, and out of frustration with all the fine print
just want to get it all over with, simply signed it? It just
seems to me that if AAA really wanted to do a thorough
investigation, at least a number of clients and concerned
friends, family and community members should have been
contacted.
When doing any kind of research, one must have a valid
sampling in order to have a valid outcome or conclusion.
Simply put, you need to talk to enough people, with enough


Editor,
With hunting season being well under way, I wanted to
stress an issue that we have in our area.
I live on Sexton Road in the New Harmony area. Some
hunting seasons, I hate to see come. Don't get me wrong, I
love to hunt just like the next person, but there is a right
and wrong way.
Several years ago, someone was illegally hunting on pri-
vate property behind my house and they put out timic and
poisoned my dogs. Since this time, I keep the current own-
ers up to date on illegal hunting on their property. People
just go on vacant land and clear a spot put up.a deer stand
and food plot, not caring who owns the land.
These owners purchase this property as an investment
or to give their children later on. If they don't live local-
ly, they don't know what is happening on their land. This
seems to be a big problem in this area, finding vacant land
and setting up for hunting or dumping there trash and deer
remains. Just the other day someone shot a buck, cut the
horns off and left the rest to rot. Or they find the creek and
throw the remains in there.
Now the biggest thing the land owner has to worry about
is this person who is trespassing on their private property
getting hurt and suing them, when in fact, they broke the
law to begin with by trespassing. When you see signs that
say "No Trespassing" or "No Hunting," they mean just that.
Put yourself in those landowners shoes. What if it were
your land? Would you want someone trespassing on your
land?
A thing like this is what gives the good hunters a bad
name.
Charlotte Johnson
DeFuniak Springs


different and valid perspectives, to form a conclusion. Four
people from one perspective is hot enough to draw any val-
id conclusion.
Though AAA states that it does not get involved in per-
sonnel issues, does that make such issues invalid? Some-
times workplace problems result in a higher turn over rate.
This could result in issues regarding continuity of client
care. I believe it is especially important for elderly clients
to feel some sense of security and confidence in the em-
ployees that are visiting them in their homes. Ms. Brady
acknowledged that it has been difficult to maintain enough
employees in certain positions. I understand this can be for
many reasons, but wouldn't it be prudent in a real investi-
gation to at least look at the possibility that the treatment
of employees may have contributed to this problem?
Quite frankly, I don't believe that AAA should have been
the agency to conduct the investigation. I also understand
that at least one of the clients was not visited by Ms. Peo-
ples or Ms. Torres, but by a new employee of COA that
turned out to be her new case manager. If this is the truth,
then what was the point? Wasn't AAA supposed to be do-
ing this investigation?
Apparently AAA feels that this issue is closed. I believe
that this needs to be taken to a higher level of author-
ity. I will contact every governmental official, social ser-
vice agency, ethics review board, and every other person
or organization that I believe will have an interest in this
matter. Remember, the COA exists for the members of our
community, and is supported in part through your county,
state, and federal governments. Please help me to ensure
that our elderly population is served in the timely, courte-
ous, and respectful manner that they so rightly deserve.
Juanita Jackson
DeFuniak Springs

Editor,
I express shock over hearing about a last-minute change
in Florida Chautauqua Assembly's keynote speaker for
Saturday's 10 a.m. slot. Our local paper could not announce
this change. Whay the change at the last minute? The
previously publicized speaker, Jim Fowler, is a respected
newsman and contributor to our understanding of environ-
ment and natural habitats. This change alienated the real
Americans who wish to preserve some of nature's bounty.
The replacement was a disgraced politician who, I am
told, has some property in south Walton. If this was an
effort to place a big name into keynote slots, should we an-
ticipate hearing future keynote speakers like descendents
of Adolph Hitler or Al1Capone?
DeFuniak Springs can do better to promote itself. Shame
on the group that made this last-minute change. It would
be great to hear of a unified Chautauqua Assembly. Other-
wise, are we prepared for two groups with the same name.
Competition can be good for business, but is it good in a
lovely, small community that relies almost totally on vol-
unteers to share its heritage with others?
It's confusing to Chautauqua participants. Who's on
first?
Rex Pouncey
DeFuniak Springs
Editor:
To all those who attended the Christmas Eve Service
at First United Methodist Church: Thank you so much for
your attendance and generosity. We collected $3,966 for our
White Christmas Fund. This not only enabled us to reach
our goal of $16,000 but gave us an overage of $2,300 for a
grand total $18,300.
The staff and children of The United Methodist Chil-
dren's Home and all the members of First United Method-
ist Church of DeFuniak Springs are appreciative of your
participation in this endeavor
Sincerely,
Marianne Hussey, local church representative UMCH
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By CHRIS MANSON
Unofficial results from
the Jan. 29 presidential
primary election have been
posted by the office of Walton
County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Bobby Beasley. The
closed primary drew 39.7
percent of Walton County's
registered voters, a slightly
lower turnout compared to
the statewide average of
41.8 percent.
The constitutional revi-
sion on property tax exemp-
tions and limitations on
property tax assessments re-
ceived a resounding majori-
ty of "yes" votes countywide,


with 68.73 percent voting in
favor of it. Statewide, the
count was 64 percent "yes"
to 36 percent "no."
County preferences in the
Republican and Democratic
presidential races closely
reflected the statewide win-
ners.
Walton County Republi-
can voters gave Sen. John
McCain 35.41 percent of
the vote (2,928 total votes).
Former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney received 27.7
percent (2,291 votes). State-
wide, the top two Republi-
cans were separated by five
percentage points, with Mc-


Cain receiving 36 percent to
Romney's 31 percent.
Democrats in the county
chose Sen. Hilary Clinton
over former Sen. John Ed-
wards and Sen. Barack
Obama. Clinton received
40.32 percent (1,567 votes)
compared to 49.8 percent
statewide. Edwards, who
has since dropped his bid for
the White House, was sec-
ond with 28 percent (1,088
votes); statewide, the 2004
vice-presidential hopeful


ran third with 14.4 percent.
Obama netted 26.27 per-
cent (1,021 votes) in Walton
County, while his overall
showing in Florida was 32.9
percent.
Of the 34 precincts re-
porting in the county, San-
dy Creek had the highest
turnout, 51.6 percent. The
largest number of total vot-
ers was Miramar with 5,877
votes cast or 41.43 percent
of the precinct's registered
voters.


"Overall, it went pretty
good," said Beasley. "The
big problem in any primary
is (voters) will object to the
ballot they get, but that's the
responsibility of the voter."
Beasley reminded voters to
make sure they were regis-
tered before the cutoff date
29 days prior to the Aug. 26
primary election for county
races.
Official results are to be
released Friday afternoon,
pending the receipt of some


29 overseas ballots for the
federal races.
Beasley expects the heavi-
est turnout for November's
general presidential elec-
tion. "The last time, it was
a 74 percent turnout, the
highest in the Panhandle,"
he said.

A complete breakdown
by precinct is available at
www.votewaltoncounty.
com, along with a wealth of
other resources for voters.


Schindler lists errors in Schiavo case


DIANE HOWELL expressed concern to the Council over
keeping signs the same for her business during the public
workshop. (Photo by Alicia Leonard)


SIGNS


FROM FRONT


stand the need for ascet-
ics, as well. I know the last
thing many people want to
see driving dpwn the road
is huge billboards and such,
but we have to find a way
for business to advertise
and draw customers to out
downtown area, as well."
Art Dees spoke as a citi-
zen and told the Council, "I
think we seriously need to
consider rewriting these or-
difarices and laws. They aire
not productive to business
in our area. They are too re-
strictive."
Diane Howell of Goffs
clothing store, asked the
Council if the ordinances
were rewritten, "Would
our signs would be grand-
fathered in?" DeFuniak
Spring City planner Greg
Scoville replied that the
term "grandfathered" was
not really an acceptable or
recognized term in the or-
dinances but the city would


work with business owners
to at least keep what sig-
nage was already in use.
Most of the speakers read
their thoughts from letters
they turned into the Coun-
cil. Mayor Harold Carpenter
told the citizens that they
would seriously consider
their input in the workshop.
"We will take your letters
and concerns and we will
put those together in a form
with the ordinances that are
now on the books. Putting
them side by side we will see
which one may be able to be
changed or not to help ben-
efit the city and businesses
together."
The Walton County
Chamber of Commerce cur-
rently list 190 members lo-
cated in DeFuniak Springs,
but has no way to track those
that are not members.
A second workshop, not
yet scheduled, will be held
in the future on the issue.


Tax Collector's office

raises money for

Cosson family


The employees .of the
Walton County Tax Col-
lector's Office are rallying
around the Cosson family
and trying to raise money
for the family who have
mounting medical bills due
to a head injury suffered by
their 14-year-old daughter
Katelyn (Katie) in October.
Upon hearing of the fi-
nancial struggles that have
taken their toll on the local
business owners, Walton tax
collector employees asked to
put donation jars at their
work stations and began or-
ganizing other fundraisers
to benefit the Cossons.
"Our employees have big
hearts, so I was not sur-
prised when they came to
me with this request," said
Rhonda Skipper, tax collec-
tor. "It's hard to see your
neighbors struggling to
make ends meet. We want
to help in any way we can
and we hope that other Wal-
ton County residents will
join us in this effort."
Employees are planning
several fundraisers includ-
ing a Valentine's Day bake
sale and an Easter basket
drawing. Proceeds from
their employee-run snack


bar will also be donated to
the family. All donations
are appreciated and can be
made at both the DeFuniak
Springs and Santa Rosa
Beach offices.
For more information,
contact the Walton County
Tax Collector's Office at
850.892.8121.


By ALICIA LEONARD
Bobby Schindler, brother
of Terri Schindler Schiavo
opened this years Florida
Chautauqua Center festivi-
ties as a keynote speaker
on "Euthanasia: Are We
Going Too Far or Not Far
Enough?" ,
The Terri Schiavo case
polarized the country in the
right to die battle between
Schiavo's family and her
husband Michael Schiavo.
Schindler covered the time-
line from his sister's col-
lapse in 1990 at her home
in St. Petersburg, to to her
death after having her feed-
ing tube removed per court
order in March 2005.
According to a website
called terrisfight .org, "Ini-
tial tests ruled out a heart
attack or drug involvement.
No diagnosis was made as to
the underlying cause of her
collapse, but the medical re-
cords indicate a discharge
diagnosis of hypoxic en-
cephalopathy brain injury
caused by oxygenation star-
vation to the brain. She was
on a ventilator for the first
few weeks but ultimately
was taken off mechanical
life support and has been
breathing on her own since
this time."
Schindler told the audi-
ence that Terri only had
brain damage due to the
lack of oxygen. "She was
never in :a coma, or- brain'
dead as reported by the me-
dia. I'm here today to speak
up for those, including my
sister, that were sentenced
to death because they were
not functioning well enough
to be considered a produc-



COMMUNITY

CALENDAR

THE RELAY OFR LIFE
SURVIVORS' ICE CREAM
Social and bingo party is
scheduled for Tuesday, Feb.
12, at 6 p.m. This free cel-
ebration will take place in
the social hall of the First
United Methodist Church at
88 Circle Drive in DeFuniak
Springs.
Most Relay activities
raise funds for the Ameri-
can Cancer Society, but this
event is open to all cancer
survivors and caregivers to
honor their victories, large
and small. The Relay steer-
ing committee and area
businesses will supply the
refreshments, and other
supportive organizations
and businesses will provide
a variety of bingo prizes.
For questions, call DFS
Relay chair Lynn Touchton
at (850)892-2111.


tive member of society."
Schindler also had harsh
words for Florida Governor
Charlie Crist for giving an
award after Terries death to
Judge George W. Greer. "I
really don't know what Crist
was thinking when he told
Greer that he was a hero to
all of us for upholding the
courts orders. He was not
speaking for our family."
On Feb. 25, 2005, Judge
Greer set the feeding tube
removal date for March 18,
2005. He further ordered
that Terri could not receive
hydration or nutrition by
mouth or feeding tube.
Schindler told the audi-
ence that the death that be-
fell his sister was an act of
discrimination. "Criminals
get a final appeal on death
row. If you torture a dog, you
go to jail, but you can kill a
brain-damaged woman and
receive an award from the
governor."
After speaking on the
the flawed and reckless re-
porting the media had for
Schivao's plight, Schindler
used a common media tac-
tic a video montage set to
sad, but popular music that
promptly elicited emotion
from the audience. Those
attending were still wiping


tears from their eyes when
Schindler closed by saying,
"The right to die did not end
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Two thumbs-down from Ross and Brown


Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lake-
land) and Rep. Don Brown
(R-DeFuniak Springs) an-
nounced that Florida's in-
purance market has earned
an F grade as a result of
risks the current property
system poses to residents of
the state. The dismal rating
- the lowest possible is the
outcome of a recent national
study comparing the insur-
ance environments in all 50
states and the District of
Columbia. Florida is one of
just five states to receive a
failing grade.
Rep. Ross and Rep. Brown
presented the report card
and study in collaboration
with The James Madison
Institute (JMI), Florida's
leading public policy think
tank, the Competitive En-
terprise Institute (CEI) and
Heartland Institute.
"Our property insur-
ance market has become a
real liability for Florida's
residents," said Rep. Ross.
"Legislation enacted last
year has created a system
that stifles any opportunity
to bring private insurers to
Florida. The failure of the
market and the counter-pro-
ductive regulations imposed
by the state has created one
of the worst scenarios our
taxpayers could face."
"Despite the efforts over
the past two years, the state
has not provided consumers
with adequate solutions,"
said Rep. Brown. "Most Flo-
ridians will eventually face
huge and unbearable premi-
ums due to a state-backed,
heavily-subsidized property
insurance corporation. We
need to figure out what kind
of"affordability" Florida can
afford, before we bankrupt
our state and its 18 million
residents."
In coordination with the
initial release of the failing
grade, JMI also released a
report, "Restoring Florida's
Insurance Market," that
examines the development
of the state's wind storm in-
surance system, the likely
fate.of the current system,
and-a variety of proposalss
for reforming it.
"We know from experi-
ence that when Flobrida is
in the path of a hurricane,
we will suffer more damage
than any other state," said


Bob McClure, president and
CEO of JMI. "Florida must
develop a better strategy
to deal with the enormous
risks associated with these
storms. Today we are faced
with a dangerously unsta-
ble insurance market, as a
result of the dominant in-
volvement by state govern-
ment."
According to the study,
recent insurance reforms
passed in 2007 failed to
achieve lasting rate reduc-
tions for property owners
and caused massive liabili-
ties for taxpayers. Further-
more, the reforms caused
many private insurers to
reduce or eliminate their
exposure to Florida's over-
whelming risks.
"In the end, the real los-
ers here are the people of
Florida," McClure added.
"The system is so unstable
that it seems almost inevi-
table that Florida will need
massive tax increases to pay
for it. In the end, nobody
wins."
The 2007 legislation,
passed in special session,
contained two key provi-
sions. The first allows the
Florida Citizens Property In-
surance Corporation to com-
pete directly with private
insurers for most coastal
business. The second great-
ly expands the Florida Hur-
ricane Catastrophe Fund's
(Cat Fund) role in providing
backup reinsurance cover-
age for Citizens and the pri-
vate companies operating
in the state. It pays off only
when claims exceed a cer-
tain "catastrophic" level.
According to some insur-
ance experts and econo-
mists, these reforms are not
working and have forced
the state's taxpayers to as-
sume overwhelming risks,
including the fact that the
Florida Hurricane Catastro-


phe Fund has failed to pro-
duce promised reductions
in consumer rates. Florida
could potentially issue $30
billion in bonds to back the
Cat Fund when a catastro-
phe occurs. Not even the ca-
tastrophe fund's own guard-
ians at the State Board of
Administration know for
certain if the state could ac-
tually find buyers for these
bonds.
The Cat Fund could col-
lapse and leave liabilities
for the insurers and state if
not enough bonds are sold.
Citizens has written far
more policies that the state
anticipated. Existing laws
allow Citizens and the Cat
Fund to impose massive
new taxes (or "special as-
sessments") without legisla-
tive or voter approval. Flo-
ridians' homeowners and
automobile insurance poli-
cies receive these taxes; the
system in place could easily
raise household premiums
by $1,600 a year.
The study concludes that
making modest reforms
to the system will not be
meaningful, nor will Florid-
ians begin to benefit from
receiving the coverage they
need at an affordable price.
"Florida has taken a long
time to create its current
property insurance system"
said Eli Lehrer, an adjunct
fellow of JMI and a senior
fellow at CEI. "This system,
created by the state, it has
serious, serious flaws. Re-
form won't happen all at
once, but there's no reason
to think it can't happen. In
fact, it must happen."
Participants at Monday's
press conference outlined a
series of recommendations
going forward to help solve
the insurance crisis: create
a limited purpose wind-only
insurer and phase out Citi-
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Reduce the Cat Fund's li-
abilities ,and mandate the
purchase of private reinsur-
ance. Rep: Ross has intro-
duced a bill that would ac-
complish this.
Establish a national
coastal wind insurance zone
that would fall under special
federal regulation but would
not receive any federal sub-
sidies.
Offer property tax credits
(paid by the state, adminis-
tered through local govern-
ment) to encourage miti-
gation and help people of
modest means to purchase
private wind insurance.
South Carolina offers wind
insurance credits just like
this; under its income tax
system. New York and Vir-
ginia, among other states,
provide relief of local taxes
through state-level actions.
McClure added, "Only
by restoring free market
principles and allowing
competition to bring insur-
ance costs down will Florida


benefit from a financially- protect the state's vibrant
sound system that will help economy."

"Today we are faced with a dangerously
unstable insurance market, as a result of
the dominant involvement by state govern-
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Evening performances at the


Florida Chautauqua Theatre


The Florida Chautauqua
Film Festival opens with leg-
endary film director Frank
Capra's Oscar-winning hit
featuring Clark Gable iand
Claudette Colbert in "It Hap-
pened One Night," shown on
Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Attendees
can enjoy the ambiance of
a Hollywood premier with
spotlights, a red carpet and
more to highlight the first
showing of films in over 25


TOASTMASTER INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 77
Governor Sonja Bell (left) presents Lake DeFuniak Toast-
master's member Meredith Allred a trophy for winning the
District 77 Evaluation Contest Jan. 26 in Montgomery, AL.


Lake DeFuniak


Toastmaster


wins contest


Toastmaster Internation-
al District 77 Governor Son-
ja Bell (left) presents Lake
DeFuniak Toastmaster's
member Meredith Allred a
trophy for winning the Dis-
trict 77 Evaluation Contest
Jan. 26 in Montgomery, AL.
Allred competed against four
other contestants in evalu-
ating a "target" speech.
The evaluation contest
rewards Toastmasters who
excel at pointing out the
strongest parts of a speech


and then providing help-
ful commentary on ways to
improve weaker areas. She
previously won evaluation
contests at the Area and Di-
vision levels in Niceville.

Allred has been a mem-
ber of the Lake DeFuniak
Toastmasters Club since the
club began in October 2005.
The Club meets the second
Thursday of each month
from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at McLain's Restaurant.


years in DeFuniak Springs'
original cinema theater, the
Florida Chautauqua The-
atre on Baldwin Avenue in
DeFuniak Springs. There
will also be a discussion of
the film and of the life and
career of Capra.
On Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., the
stage of the Florida Chau-
tauqua Theatre becomes the
broadcast location of an orig-
inal old-time radio program,


"The Chautauqua Radio
Companion" with a modern
twist. A mix of music, com-
edy skits, "advertisements"
and other eclectic entertain-
ments are guaranteed to
bring a smile or set toes to
tapping.

On Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.,
Bill Oberst Jr. brings all
new material in "Lewis
Grizzard: One More Time."


DFS resident arrested in prostitution sting


By BRUCE COLLIER
Sheila Garrett, 50, of De-
Funiak Springs, was arrest-
ed, along with more than 70
others, in a south Alabama
prostitution sting operation.
The operation, conducted by
Baldwin County, AL. law-
men, took place from Jan.
15 Feb 1, in various hotels
in Foley, Daphne, and Gulf
Shores. The sting was initi-
ated when local hotel owners
and residents complained to
the police and sheriff about
prostitutes in the area.
The operation consisted of
would-be customers.setting
up cell phone "dates" with
prostitutes at hotels. The
customers and prostitutes
were greeted by police upon
their arrival, then arrested
and charged. The police said
that they had the assistance
of former prostitutes in set-
ting up the operation.
Investigators also noted
that the persons arrested
came from a wide spectrum


The DFS Friends of the Library set book sale


The DeFuniak Springs
Friends of the Library will
hold a book sale at the Wal-
ton County Fairgrounds on
Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. until
noon. The selection of books
is quite vast with something


for everyone. The prices
are more than reasonable,
so come browse and find a
treasure to read or give as a
gift. -
Donations to the book
sale may be brought to the


Fairgrounds on Friday, Feb.
8, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. DFS
Friends of Library mem-
bers will be working on'the
set-up for the sale s'oplease
bring the books inside. -


Heritage Museum welcomes visitors


The Walton County Heri-
tage Museum was open
throughout the Chautauqua
Assembly last week. The
next assembly is Feb.21-24.
The museum will be open
arid welcoming guests and
volunteers Thursday, Fri-'
day, and Saturday.from 11
a.m. until 4 p.m. and on
Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Upcoming events this
month include a special ex-
hibit, "Celebrating Walton
County's Black Heritage." It
will be on display in honor
of Black History Month.
Anyone with photographs or
artifacts and willing to loan


them for this exhibit, con-
tact the museum.
On Thursday, Feb. 21
- Saturday, Feb. 23, 11:30
a.m. 4:30 p.m. the Pan-
handle Historic Preserva-
tion Alliance (www.pan-
handlehistoricalliance.org)
will present displays, dem-
onstrations, lectures, and
entertainment during the
Chautauqua Assembly. The
museum and the Geneal-
ogy Society will be there, so
visit the second floor of the
Chautauqua building. The
museum is hosting talks
on Saturday by Dr. Patri-
cia Clements, who was the


speaker at the October Wal-
ton County Heritage As-
sociation meeting, and by
Wayne Sconiers, the presi-
dent of the Genealogy Soci-
ety. Admission is free.
The Santa Rosa County
Tourist Development Coun-
cil is considering hosting a
seminar for people who are
interested in the bed-and-
breakfast business, and
they would like to know if
any members have an inter-
est in attending. They are
planning to have some great
speakers at the seminar,
which is planned for Milton
on April 9.


Walton Education Foundation, Inc.

announces grant awards to local teachers


The Walton Education
Foundation, Inc.(WEF) is
proud to announce class-
room mini-grant awards to-
taling $8,061.87 to innova-
tive learning opportunities
in Walton County school
classrooms.
The foundation is a non-
profit corporation estab-
lished in 1995 by area busi-
ness and community leaders
wanting to provide supple-
ment funding to public
schools in Walton County.
The foundation has con-
tinued to thrive providing
classroom mini-grants to
teachers, clothing children
in need, providing scholar-
ships, Take Stock in Chil-
dren and much more.
"Our nation's future de-
pends on a quality education
and the foundation provides
learning enrichment oppor-
tunities and support to the
students of Walton County,"
said WEF Executive Direc-
tor Meredith Spence.
Requests for proposals
and guidelines were re-
leased to all K-12 educators
in Walton County in Octo-
ber 2007. The grant award
selection is a blind process
where grant readers do not


know the name or school to
ensure fairness of the pro-
cess. Grant recipients were
notified Jan. 24 of their
award.
The foundation congratu-
lates the following teach-
ers and schools receiving a
grant award and for their
innovative approach to en-
riching the learning envi-
ronment for their students.
Butler Elementary School
- Sandi Miller, Brandy Gall-
man, and Huey Greene;
Freeport Middle and High
School Henrietta Shumin-
sky; Maude Saunders El-
ementary School Gay
Pannell, Rachel Tarr, Sha-
ron Moseley; Paxton High
School Cathy Wilder; Wal-
ton Career Development
Center Leslie Harrison;
Walton High School Alan
Ingle and Sherry Sherrer;
Walton Middle School Kari
Ann Kinkey, Jennifer Bell,
Delores Ennis, Diane Price,
and Lisa Johnson; Walton
County School District Gift-
ed Program Linda Young
and Pam Sparks.
For more information
about the Walton Education
Foundation, Inc., or to make
a tax-exempt donation that


will directly benefit the stu-
dents of Walton County, call
892-1153


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bestselling author who was
the most widely-syndicated
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Purdy that a review of her
complaint by FEC staff
found it to be "legally suf-
ficient" to proceed with an
investigation. Johnson will


receive a copy of the inquiry
and have an opportunity to
respond. The FEC general
counsel will make a recom-
mendation, and Johnson


Walton County Sheriffs Depu-
ties arrested the following people
during the week ending February
3, 2008:
R.M.D., 17, Panama City
Beach, Aggravated assault w/
deadly weapon w/o intent, shoot-
ing missile into dwelling,
Christopher J. Campbell, 22,
DFS, Hold (Holmes Co.),
*Anna Page, 21, SRB, Worth-
less checks, no proof of insur-
ance,
Chad Rushing, 40, DFS,
DWLSR,
Richard Joseph Humpert,
33, Choctaw Beach, DWLSR,
FTA x2, fleeing and eluding,
Donnie L. Tate, 43, DFS,
Possession of marijuana +20
grams, poss. of paraphernalia,
Mary Margaret Wilder, 42,
SRB, Worthless check, posses-
sion of marijuana 20 grams,
Daniel Earl Day, 19, DFS,
Aggravated battery domestic,
Alberto Rojajas, 21, DFS,.
No valid DL,
M.K.L., 17, Address not giv-
en, Possession of marijuana -20
grams, poss. of controlld sub-
stance w/o prescription,
Danielle Howard, 25, SRB,
Vehicle theft, third degree,
J.H., 15, Address not given,
Theft, .
William Werner Jones III,
25, Saint Petersburg, Reckless
driving,
S.R.R., 17, Freeport, Theft,
Sonny P. Wood, 18, Address
not given, Burglary, theft, pos-
session of controlled substance,
J.D.C., 17, DFS, Grand theft
auto,
Hugh R. Darley, 64, SRB,
DWLSR, DUI,
Holly Nelson, 30, DFS, Pos-
session of marijuana, poss. of
paraphernalia,
Christy Awad, 25, Dothan,
FVOP,
Benjamin Lee, 36, Crest-
view, FVOP,
Royce H. Foreman, 37, DFS,
Grand theft, uttering a forged in-
strument, forgery,


Tim Dale Gossett, 48,
Niceville, Battery,
Eric Anthony Luedtke, 27,
FWB, DWLSR,
Brian B. McArdle, 47, SRB,
FVOP,
Jason Michael Willman, 18,
Niceville, No vehicle insurance,
no valid DL,
Christopher Andrew Ferrell,
24, Freeport, Attached tag not
assigned,
Amy Garrett, 36, Laurel Hill,
Theft,
Julio Quintana, 29, Vernon,
No valid DL,
Maria A. McRae, 36, Free-
port, MVOP,
Shane Nathan Ruehle, 31,
DFS, Theft of a credit card, ille-
gal use of credit card, grand theft
auto,
Tanna Grace Cates, 38,
Holt, DUI,
Vernick Seth Gines, 23,
Crestview, Criminal mischief,
Christopher Wade Kockos,
24, Niceville, Criminal mischief,
James Sanders, 19, Mira-
mar Beach, Possession of mari-
juana -20 grams, poss. of drug
equipment x2, underage poss. of
alcohol,
Alicia Carroll, 23, PDL,
MVOP,
Jeannie M. Price, 33, SRB,
Battery domestic,
Giles Thompson, 45, Free-
port, DUI,
John Kyle Campbell, 20,
SRB, Possession of marijuana,
poss. of paraphernalia, distribu-
tion, Underage possession of al-
cohol, .
John A. Minshew, 27, DFS,
MVOP, sexual battery on child
under 12,
Jorge L. Bautista, 34, DFS,
No DL, attached tag not as-
signed,
Joseph Nelson, 34, DFS,
FTA (Washington Co.), -
Paul Alan Ravenhall, 40,
DFS, Battery domestic,
Julie Renee Barbeau, 34,
SRB, Out of county warrant,
Rafael Antonio Roesch, 28,
SRB, No valid DL.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


may again respond.
The next step will be a
hearing, -at which the FEC
will determine whether
there is probable cause that
Johnson violated Florida
Statutes Chapters 104 or
106, which deal with elec-
tion violations and cam-
paign finance. Johnson has
the right to attend and de-
fend himself at this hearing.
Purdy may also attend the
hearing as the complainant,
but the hearing is otherwise
closed to the public.
Further details of the in-
vestigation are confidential
while it is active. The let-
ter of legal sufficiency does
not constitute a finding that
Johnson violated the stat-
utes, nor is it evidence of
any violation. It is the ini-
tial step in an FEC inquiry.
WCSO Public Informa-
tion Officer Capt. Eddie
Farris said that, pursuant
to the requirements of the
complaint process, Johnson
is not able to comment.


PRINCIPAL

on school grounds. Jones
says that her students are
"generally well-behaved."
Jones considers her big-
gest challenge and the
school's as improving on
their overall "B" grade rating
from last year. The school's
less-than-perfect score was
due to math performance.
To that end, a special math
program called "Wildcat
U." is in place to meet the
students' needs in that
area. Jones says she has
no objections to the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test (FCAT), but notes that
a percentage of the students
could perform better with
better home support and
follow-through. "We can't go
home with them," she says.
Jones feels equal to these
challenges, thanks largely
to the commitment of her
staff. "I know I have a staff
that cares, that wants the
students to succeed."

Beth Tucker, principal


Paxton

man

arrested

for sexual

battery


On Feb. 2, the Walton
County Sheriffs Office ar-
rested John Aaron Minshew,
27, of Paxton, and booked
him on one count of sexual
battery to a clild under 12
years of age. It was also dis-
covered during the investi-
gation that he had a war-


JL FROM FRONT

of Freeport Middle School
(FMS), took up her duties
there in the 2005-06 school
year. Prior to that, she was
at West DeFuniak Elemen-
tary Schdol. Tucker has a
bachelor's degree in elemen-
tary education and a mas-
ter's in educational leader-
ship, both from University
of West Florida. In her time,
she undertook starting a
learning disabilities pro-
gram, then moved to class-
room teaching, served as a
Title I resource officer, then
went into administration.
"It's definitely been a pro-
gression in life," she says.
FMS has just under 300
students at present, ages
12 to 14 years, grades six to
eight. Tucker has observed
a near-daily influx of stu-
dents moving in and out. "It
changes from day to day,"
she says, adding that she
does not know the reason,
but that there is "not a lot of
home schooling" in the Free-
port area.


MINSHEW


rant out of Okaloosa County
for violation of misdemean-
or probation. Minshew is
being held without bond in
the Walton County Jail. The
case is under investigation.


Tucker has a sense of
humor about her job, char-
acterizing it as "the unex-
pected," a "conglomerate"
of manager, financial offi-
cer, and private eye. "It can
keep you young or make
you old." Like Jones, Tucker
believes strongly in the im-
portance of maintaining a
presence in the halls, class-
rooms, and lunch room. "My
only time meeting students
should not be from behind
my desk," she says. "They
need to know you're inter-
ested in them as a person."
When. discipline problems
arise, either Tucker or her
administrative assistant
Mike Anderson take care of
them. Corporal punishment
is still occasionally used.
Tucker's morning rou-
tine, after greeting stu-
dents, consists of checking
and answering e-mail from
the school district, teachers
and parents, and prioritiz-
ing and handling pressing
issues. The rest of the day is
"whatever comes." This
can vary, middle school be-
ing a "transitional, critical
time," says Tucker.


DE FUNIAK

SPRINGS

POLICE

REPORT
DeFuniak Springs Police ar-
rested the following people dur-
ing the week ending February 3,
2008:
Cajina Mercedes-Olmeda,
25, DFS, No valid DL,
James Daniel Sweeney Jr.,
37, DFS, Worthless check,
Chuckny Robinson, 22,
DFS, Battery,
Richard Lee Summers Jr.,
26, DFS, Failure to register as a
sex offender,
Nicholas Wiggs, 28, Address
not given, DWLSR,
Melissa Wermers, 28, Ad-
dress not given, Retail theft,
Melissa Simonds, 27, Ad-
dress not given, Retail theft,
Laurie Tatro, 34, Retail
theft.


"Bringing them from that
younger mentality to get
ready to go to high school,"
she adds, makes relation-
ships important. "They
don't know how to deal with
things yet. I tell parents it's
going to get better."
Part of the FMS mission,
and what Tucker calls her
greatest challenge, is to mo-
tivate students to reach their
full potential. "They have to
see real value in what you
teach them." This requires
teachers to be "very flexible
and creative." Another chal-
lenge is the ever-present
FCAT. Tucker agrees with
accountability, but would
prefer to see yearly progress
measured from beginning of
term to end of term every
year, to reflect a full year's
teaching and progress. "We
are very driven by FCAT,"
she says.

Tucker is optimistic about
the future of FMS, thanks in
part to her "wonderful staff,"
and a community of,parents
who are "very supportive.".
"Especially with my
wacky ideas," she says.


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WALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE
OF LAND USE AND RE-ZONING

Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Freeport Planning Board
will conduct hearings on the below listed Future Land Use Map
Amendment and Rezoning in the Freeport city Hall, 112 Highway 20 West,
Freeport, Florida on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the issue may be heard to consider the requests for
proposed Small Scale Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map and Rezoning assignments to the Land Development
Code Zoning Map as described below, and to make recommendations to
the Freeport City Council. The Freeport City Council will conduct hearings
on the. below listed future Land Use Map Amendments and Rezonings in
the Freeport City Hall, on Thursday, February 28, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., or as
soon thereafter as the issue may be heard, to consider the same for
adoption and to hold the 1st reading of the proposed adoption ordinance:
The Second Reading of the Adoption Ordinance may be scheduled at this
hearing. The purpose of the Public Hearings is to receive comments and
make decisions regarding the above matter.

WALTERS SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT AND ZONING
ASSIGNMENT
WalerP" f Lopat'- mn Map --
Approximately 8.79 .,,
acres, Parcels 16-1S-19-/ ..
23000-021-0000/0020/ /
0030/0050 are located at ...
the intersection of Sarah '
Drive and East Bay Loop .. .
Road. The legal
description- for these
parcels is on file with the .,.l, ~:* i
City Planner. .....
Current Future Land Use" .
Designation: Rural f..**- -..
Development (RD) --- ...
Requested Future Land
Use Designation: Mixed Use (MU)
Current Zoning Designation: Rural Residential (RR)
Requested Zoning Designation: Residential Commercial (RC)

Plan amendment materials may be inspected by the public at the Freeport
City Hall during regular business hours. Public comments may be made
orally at the meeting or in writing if submitted on or before the meeting
date.

The City of Freeport adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make
reasonable modifications for access to this meeting upon request. Please call Latilda
Henninger at (850) 835-2340 with accommodation requests. Request must be nade at
least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow the City time to provide the
requested service. #135-08 2tc: 1-24; 2-7


WALTON COUNTY 2008


SMALL SCALE


LAND USE CHANGE


AMENDMENTS


Timeline and application procedures for the

40 acres of small scale amendments

(parcels of less than 10 acres) that have

been reserved for private property owners:



SOne page summary applications will be

accepted from January 18, 2008

through noon on February 15, 2008

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

Thursday, February 28, 2008 in the

South Walton Courthouse Annex.

* Those drawn will have 60 days to

submit complete application.

SAny applications not complete at the

end of 60 day period will be.replaced

with applications in the order in which

they were drawn.


The one page application and additional

information will be available on the Walton

County website (www.co.walton.fl.us)



Please be advised accordingly.





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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008

Walton County inmates graduate


By CHRIS MANSON
"I'm real proud of him,"
said Edith Maples prior to
the general educational de-
velopment (GED) gradua-
tion ceremony at the Walton
County Jail last Friday. Ma-


ples was there with daugh-
ter Dana Infinger to see her
son, Devin Miller, receive
his diploma.
"I hope this will make a
big difference," said Maples.
"He's even talking about tak-


WALTON COUNTY JAIL correctional officers (l-r) Kerry
Stewart and Serrena Nobles also served as instructors for
the jail's G.E.D. program. "They've been a wonderful group.
I'm proud of them," says Stewart of the six inmates making
up the first graduating class. "Ditto," adds Nobles. (Photo by
Chris Manson)


ing some college classes."
The jail's GED program
started last fall through the
combined efforts of Okaloo-
sa-Walton College (OWC)
and the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC). Barbara
Jones, director for adult ed-
ucation for the OWC Chau-
tauqua Center, wrote the
grant for the program.
The GED program con-
sists of two courses, a prepa-
ration course and a remedial
course for students scoring
below ninth-grade level in
basic skills.
"We have two instructors,
a transition specialist, and a
full staff working here," said
Jones. A pair of college-ed-
ucated corrections officers,
Kerry Stewart and Serrena
Nobles, assisted in instruc-
tion. Once the inmates were
deemed ready, they were
transported to the OWC
Chautauqua Center to take
the nine-hour exam.
During the half-hour cer-
emony, BCC chairman Lar-
ry Jones told the graduates,
"If you come to OWC, I will
make sure you get financial
aid and/or a scholarship to
continue your education.
This is a perfect example


of an institution of learning
and an institution of gov-
ernment getting something
done."
Corrections Director Dan-
ny Glidewell called the GED
"the first step in improving
lives. Thanks to the college
and the county commission-
ers for helping these folks."
A short reception fol-
lowed, as ceremony attend-
ees shook hands with the
,new graduates. The class
included Miller, Charles
Crane, Jeff Long, Thomas
Voss, and Bryon Wright.
"Education is so impor-
tant and will serve you for
the rest of your life," Dis-
trict 4 Commissioner Sara
Comander told the group.
"This is such a valuable pro-
gram."
According to the Ameri-
can Council on Education,
the GED test has been ad-
ministered since 1942. Test-
takers are assessed in Eng-


.BARBARA JONES, COORDINATOR for Okaloosa-
Walton College, addresses guests at Walton County Jail's
first graduation ceremony for its G.E.D. program. (Photo by
Chris Manson)


lish language arts, social
studies, science, and math-
ematics. The material cov-
ered on the test evaluates


academic skills and knowl-
edge that are normally ac-
'quired during a four-year
high school education.


SIX WALTON COUNTY Jail inmates successfully complete the facility's new G.E.D.
program. From left, Jeff Long, Devin Miller, Thomas Voss, Bryon Wright, and Charles
Crane. "I'm glad this was available, to make something good out of the bad," says Wright.
(Photo by Chris Manson)


CITY COUNTY MEETINGS NOTICE

Thursday, February 07, 2008
5 p.m Design Review Board
SW Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach. Normal month-
ly meeting. Nichol Andrews, Planning/Processing Assistant 267-1955.
Monday, February 11, 2008
7 p.m. DeFuniak Springs City Council
DeFuniak Springs City Hall, 71 U.S. Highway 90W, DeFuniak Springs. Michelle Schack,
Administrative Assistant 892-8500.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
4 p.m. Board of County Commissioners Meeting
South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach. Regular
meeting agenda is available at www.co.walton.fl.us on the Thursday before the meeting.
Dede Hinote, Executive Assistant, 892-8156.
7 p.m Paxton City Council Meeting
Paxton City Hall, U.S. 331, Paxton. Suzan Davis, Paxton City Clerk, 834-2489.
7 p.m. Freeport City Council Meeting
Freeport City Hall, SR 20, Freeport. Robin Haynes, City Clerk, 835-2822.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
10a.m. Coastal Branch Library "Prime Time"
Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. Brian Hughes will
talk about Ian Fleming and how his James Bond character was brought to the screen. Mr.
Hughes is the co-host of the long-running radio program "Stage and Screen" on WTUL-
FM in New Orleans. Katie Voss, Coastal Branch Library, 267-2809 or voskatie@co.walton.
fl.us.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
5 p.m. Planning Commission
SW Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach. Normal month-
ly meeting. Katy Newton, Planning/Processing Assistant, 267-1955.


CANVASSING OF ABSENTEE and
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS
Pursuant to FS 102.141 Walton County Supervisor of
Elections, Bobby Beasley, announces that the canvassing of
absentee and provisional ballots for the 2008
Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Friday,
February 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the
Walton County Supervisor of Elections office located in
the courthouse at
571 US Hwy 90 East
DeFuniak Springs.

All Canvassing Board meetings are open to the public.

Bobby Beasley
Walton County Supervisor of Elections
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'THIS IS A GOOD DAY you should be proud of," Walton County Board of County 'Com-
missioners Chairman Larry Jones tells the six inmates receiving their G.E.D. certificates at
a ceremony held last Friday at the Walton County Jail. (Photo by ChrisManson)


COMMUNITY,,,

MEETING NOTICE


You are hereby notified of a Community
Meeting for the property owners of Juniper


Lakes Estates Unit 6


of Oakwood Hills on


Thursday, February 21, 2008 beginning at 5:00
pm at the Walton County Courthouse, third
floor courtroom, located at 571 US Highway
90, DeFuniak Springs, FL to discuss a possible
Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU).
An MSBU is a special assessment paid on
an annual basis in a specified number of years
by the property owners for the cost to pave the
streets within the subdivision. At this meeting
you will be able to hear from an expert on
MSBU's in the state of Florida. Your input is
very important in the decision making process
for this endeavor. For more information, please


contact Shirl Williams,
Administrator, at


Assistant (
850-892-8155


wilshirlco.walton.fl.us.
In accordance with the Americans


Disabilities


County
or


with


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


least seven days prior to the date of the
hearing.
Please be governed accordingly.


By: Dede Hinote, Executive Assistant


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008

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FORMER BUSH DEPUTY CHIEF of Staff Karl Rove was a surprise last-minute speak-
er introduced by Florida Chautauqua Center, Inc. president Christopher Mitchell. Behind
them are (l-r) Jan Turnquist, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom star Jim Fowler, and
Florida Chautauqua Center, Inc. founder F. Diane Pickett. (Photo by Chris Manson)


DALE ARROWOOD and Bob Gordon hold a horned owl for the audience to view. (Photos
by Alicia Leonard)


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By CHRIS MANSON
The 13th annual Florida
Chautauqua Assembly of-
fered a wide array of speak-
ers, demonstrations, dis-
plays, and performances
over a four-day period.
On Friday morning, Dr.
Steven H. Hochman spoke to
a group at the First United
Methodist Church about the
post-presidency accomplish-
ments of his boss, Jimmy
Carter.
"Few, if any, saw how re-
warding this part of his life
would be," said Hochman,
who has worked as Cart-
er's assistant since 1981.
"(Many) thought he would
be put out to pasture." Hoch-
man accompanied Carter to
Oslo, Norway in 2002 when
the ex-president received
the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hochman said the role
of a former president has
been unusual and unde-
fined. "Few other countries
followed the American ex-
ample," he said, adding that
it has not been custom for
many heads of state to step
down voluntarily. "Power is
very attractive and painful
to give up."
Hochman called Carter
the first to demonstrate the
potential of the modern for-
mer president and focused
on the accomplishments of
the Carter Center in the


past quarter-century. Cart-
er started the "non-partisan,
non-profit, non-governmen-
tal" center to work on "the
unfinished business of his
presidency," said Hochman.
While the Carter Cen-
ter is recognized in other
countries, Hochman said
the former president is bet-
ter known on these shores
for his volunteer work with
Habitat for Humanity.
"Some think he created
it," said Hochman. "He's
out there with his hammer
working all the time, he and
Rosalyn." Carter currently
devotes about one week a
year to the organization.
Carter has written a
number of books, yet he also
continues to teach Sunday
school in Plains, GA., the
town of his birth and loca-
tion of the Jimmy Carter
National Historic Site.
"He believes he is obligat-
ed to help people, and he en-
joys what he is doing," said
Hochman. "He has made the
most of his life as a former
president."
Open Pond skirmishes
During the weekend,
roughly 60 re-enactors par-
ticipated in War Between
the States skirmishes
around Lake DeFuniak,
originally called Open Pond
by the Pensacola-Atlantic
Railroad Co. On Friday, a


group of students from West
DeFuniak Elementary gath-
ered around the authentic
camp site as the re-enactors
demonstrated Civil War-era
tools and weaponry, includ-
ing rifles and artillery.
Coordinator Eli Chan-
dler of Pensacola has been
participating in reenact-
ments since 1984. He looks
for volunteers who "believe
in history and want to teach
students about the War Be-
tween the States." Chandler
has also lent his expertise to
a number of films and tele-
vision programs about the
war.
Last Thursday night's
rain storm tested the en-
durance of some of the par-
ticipants, a small group of
whom sacked out in tents at
the camp site.
Reenactment groups from
Georgia, Alabama, and Mis-
sissippi joined Floridians for
this year's event.
Schools honor presidency
All 43 United States pres-
idents were on display at the
DeFuniak Springs Commu-
nity Center. Students from
the entire Walton County
School District created in-
dividual booths highlight-
ing the accomplishments of
commanders-in-chief past
and present.
Florida Chautauqua Cen-
ter, Inc. President Chris-
topher Mitchell said the
entire school district was
enthusiastic about partici-
pating when they listened to
his proposal. "I'm so proud
of them," said Mitchell as
he surveyed the various dis-
plays. "I'm overwhelmed."
Visitors to the Hall of
Presidents were given a
ballot to vote for the best
displays in the elementary,
middle, and high school di-
visions, along with the best
overall presentation. "We
had over 1,800 people vot-
ing," said Susan Bakalo,
administrative assistant


ACTOR MICHAEL KREBS adds a touch of living his-
tory to Freeport High School's Abraham Lincoln display at
the Hall of Presidents. The Chicago actor has portrayed the
16th president on stage and in schools and libraries since
1992. "Whenever I do this, it's usually a 12-hour day," says
Krebs. (Photo by Chris Manson)


for the Florida Chautauqua
Center. Freeport Elemen-
tary School's Jimmy Carter
display won both the el-
ementary division and best
overall. Cash awards were
given to winners in each cat-
egory.
"Can the elementary
schools compete with the
high schools?" asked Mitch-
ell. "Absolutely."
Tea with the Lincolns
A surreal moment oc-
curred when Chicago actor
Michael Krebs, portraying
President Abraham Lin-
coln, wandered over from
Mrs. Lincoln's Tea Room to
check out the student dis-
play bearing his likeness.
Krebs began playing Lin-
coln in 1992, when he teamed
with a playwright to develop
a four-character show about
Lincoln, his wife and child,
and the president's assis-
tant Crook. These days,
Krebs' plate is full and his
"living history" discussions
are always in demand at the
over 200 schools and librar-
ies in the Windy City.
"Kids learn a lot from
these discussions," said Jan
Turnquist, who spent the
weekend as author Louisa
May Alcott.
Also on hand were Chi-
cago's Debra Ann Miller
as Mary Todd Lincoln and
DeFuniak Springs-native
Jim Moore, who portrayed
Florida Governor Sidney J.
Catts.
"I was raised with the leg-
end of Sidney J. Catts," said
Moore, who has spent years
researching and writing ar-
ticles about the governor.
Art Show
The porcelain and art
show and sale sponsored
by the Walton County Art
League displayed the talents
of over 30 artists mostly
locals and more than 150
works in paint, pottery,
dolls, and other media.
Jerri Whitehead, whose
pastels were prominently
featured in the Chautauqua
Building, said, "You have
this kind of talent in a lot
of communities, but events
like this draw the artists out
of their homes."
"They come and look, and
then they get involved," said
DeFuniak Springs artist
Barbara Kellogg.


AMERICAN CRICKET
PLAYER Tom Melville is an
expert on the game. Children
as well as adults were given
instruction and allowed to
play the English game on
Saturday and Sunday. Mel-
ville has written a book on
the subject titled The Tented
Field: A History of Cricket
in America. Photo by Jeffrey
Powell


JIMFOWLER spoke brief-
ly with the crowd during the
show. He's the former host
of Mutual of Omaha's Wild
Kingdom. He has presented
information about wildlife
and wilderness to the Amer-
ican public on television for
more than 40 years. (Photos
by Alicia Leonard)


BOB GORDON, Ph.D. and master falconer, holds a red-
tail hawk for the audience to see.


WAR BETWEEN THE STATES re-enactors demonstrate
rifles of the era. (Photo by Chris Manson)


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Vat*.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CHALLENGES of 42nd
U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton are highlighted
in the Hall of Presidents display crafted by Walton High
School students. (Photo by Chris Manson)


BAGPIPER BOB LESLIE
plays "Lochaber No More,"
an old Scottish "I want to
go home again" song. "This
is the sixth year my wife and
I have been here," says the
College Station, TX.,-resi-
dent. "I'm originally from
Tallahassee, so this is like
coming home." (Photo by
Chris Manson)


RE-ENACTORS SET UP CAMP around Lake DeFuniak for the 13th annual Florida
Chautauqua Assembly. Nearly 60 volunteers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Missis-
sippi, participate in the War Betweeen the States skirmishes, but only a handful brave the
elements in their authentic Civil War-era tents. (Photo by Chris Manson)


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REACH OUT AND TOUCH 300 passengers, six to eight times a day. The Princess Juli-
ana International Airport is located right on the beach and thousands gather weekly to try
and "snag" a departing and incoming flight.


THE SAINT MARTEEN SIGN welcomes visitors leaving the Princess Juliana Interna-
tional Airport, on their way into Maho. It is located on a round-about which are used in the
place of traffic lights at major intersections.


St. Martin / St. Marteen two countries that combine for an unforgettable island getaway


THE ATLANTIS WORLD CASINO in Maho, Dutch St.
Marteen, is among nearly a dozen casinos that are scattered
throughout Dutch St. Marteen. They are open 24 hours a
day, seven.days a week.

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AUTHENTIC FRENCH Creole cuisine can be found all
over the island, but some of the freshest foods can be found
on the roadside, outdoor cafes. Fresh seafood and vegetables
are a staple on St. Martin/St. Marteen.


Photos and story by:
CHUCK HINSON
Nestled in the warm wa-
ters of the Caribbean, the
small island of Saint Mar-
tin/Saint Marteen is located
about 1,200 miles southeast
of Miami. A tropical island
with swaying palms, high
rocky mountains, azure blue
waters and all the shopping,
dining, gambling and local
culture' one could possibly
handle.
The 36 square-mile is-
land is unique not only to
what it has to offer, but that
it is the smallest island that
is governed by two separate
nations. The French side (21
square miles) and the Dutch
side (16 square miles), make
up the island and offer a
world of traditions, culture,
landscape and nationalities.
With temperatures rang-
ing from 82-90 degrees
year round, with a constant
breeze, the winter months
are especially busy for the
tourists and cruise ships.
Temps that barely break 80
degrees during the day and
fall in the mid 60s at night,
offer a warm break for hun-
dreds of thousands of north-
erners, as well as, southern-
ers who make the trip there
each year.
The islands population
is 35,000 people, but can
swell to nearly 100,000 dur-
ing peak winter vacation


THE LOLO OR CRAFTERS MARKET, spotlights local and regional artists, souveniers
and delicacies the area has to offer. The market is located in the Marigot Bay district, on the
French side of the island.


seasons. It is a population
made up of numerous lan-
guages and backgrounds,
but French and Dutch are
the most prominent lan-
gauge on the island.
Settled nearly 1,000
years prior to Columbus
landing in America, the Ar-
awak Indians, who left their
homeland in Africa, settled
the region. They gave it the
name "Sualouiga," meaning
"Land of the Salt."
The name was given due
to the numerous salt-pans
and brakish water they
found throughout the is-
land. Since there was very
little fresh water, the tribes
tended to. congregate and
form communities around
the freshwater pools of wa-
ter.
It wasn't until Chris-
topher Columbus came to
the island in 1493, was it
given the name of St. Mar-
tin in recognition of the
feast for Columbus. After
many years, and changing
of hands of ownership, the
French and the Dutch t ook
over the rule of the island
and it has been the same
even till today.
When flying into Simpson
Bay on the Dutch side, it can
be a little-scary. The plane
lands on a runway that is
just feet over the heads of
tourists who are enjoying
a beach. cocktail. It is even
more of a heart-stopper tak-
ing off from the island when
departure plans must bank
straight into the air after
blasting off to avoid colli-
sions with the mountain
ranges that surround the
island.
It is one of the only air-
ports in the world where
people can stand at the end
of the runway on the beach
and feel the blast of millions
of pounds of pressure from
the exploding engines that
lift the plane into the sky.
Once your feet are plant-
ed safely on the ground, the
best means of transporta-
tion is by rental car, prefer-

see ISLAND page 3-B


THE STREETS OF MAHO offers visitors shopping, fine
dining, casinos and the best place to take pictures of the de-
parting and incoming flights. At night, during carnival sea-
son, the streets shut down and become a large dance floor
and parade route.


ONE OF THE OLD CONCRETE docks that extend out
over Marigot Bay, beacons tourists and locals alike, to test
the waters. The pier is one of many public playgrounds that
stretches along the island beaches.


AN UNUSUAL SIGHT in the Dutch capital port city of
Philipsburg, is the huge Heineken beer plane. It lets people
departing from the cruise ships time to relax and be on "is-
land time."


TWO OR THREE DAYS a week, cruise ships from all over the world, float into the
Philipsburg Port. Shops and restaurants open their doors and clammer for the tourists dol-
lars who have made the island one of their many Caribbean stops.


THE AZURE BLUE WATERS, surround the island and can be seen from the more than
30 public beaches. Some of the beaches are clothing optional, so don't be surprised!


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THIS GROUP OF Walton County Master Gardeners landscaped a Habitat for Humanity
house in Mossy Head. This is the 13th home completed by Habitat for Humanity of Walton
County. The dedication was held on Sunday, Feb. 3. Linda Whalen and her family will be
moving in soon. The Master Gardeners designed, purchased and installed the landscape
for this and for another home last fall. Laura Roeser has been chairman for both projects.
Anyone interested in the Master Gardener program may call the Walton Extension Office
(850)892-8172 or visit http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/


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Okaloosa-Walton College
(OWC) will hold two Audi-
tion Preparation Workshops
for children ages 6 to 13 who
are interested in auditioning
for the OWC summer musi-
cal production of "Gypsy."
Through the guidance of
two musical theatre profes-
sionals, young students will
have theopportunity to pre-
view 'udition materials and
learn about basic theater
terminology, the vaudeville
era and "Gypsy" in prepara-
tion for the March 15 audi-
tions.
"Gypsy" requires a large
cast including several dif-
ferent age groups of both
girls and boys. The final
casting for children ,in the'
production will depend on
the "matching" of character
types. Participation in the
new OWC workshop does
not guarantee placement
in the production. "Gypsy"
is scheduled to perform on
the main stage of the OWC
Mattie Kelly Fine and Per-
forming Arts Center July 9
to 12.
Registration for the non-
credit Audition Preparation
Workshop is $50.
Students may choose from
two different workshops,
each of which will meet
three times at the OWC
Mattie Kelly Arts Center in
Niceville.
The first workshop will
be held Feb. 19 and 22, from
5:30 to 8 p.m. and on Feb. 24
from 1 to 4 p.m. A second
workshop will be held Feb.
26 and 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
and March 2 from 1 to 4p.m.
Each session will culminate
in a showcase for family and
friends during the last hour
of class on Sunday. The
non-credit workshops are
number XKD 3200A/Ref#
55103 and XKD 3200A/Ref#
55104.
Individuals may regis-
ter at any OWC campus or
center. Contact the OWC
Continuing Education De-
partment at 729-6085 for
registration, or workshop
information.


Walton Class
of 1960 reunion
scheduledfor
Tebruary 23
The Walton High School
Class of 1960 will hold a re-
union on February 23 at the
Best Western in DeFuniak
Springs. Classmates will
gather at 4 p.m. to reminisce
about old times with dinner
set for 7 p.m.
The class is still looking
for Varney Morris Stevens,
Nellie Mitchum Kuykend-
ell, Linda Sue Rushing El-
lis, Gerald Eugene Warren,
Dwynell Davis Statt, Edna
Locke Silva, Dorothy Rob-
ertson Logsdon, and Daniel
Austin.
If you know the where-
abouts of any of these for-
mer classmates, please con-
tact Cynthia Flow Smith at
(850) 561-1112 or Bill Lind-
sey at (850) 892-9202.


cMiss De'Tuniak
Springs
pageant
registration
extended
The Walton High School
Anchor Club is proud to
present the 2008 Miss De-
Funiak Springs Pageant
at the Walton High School
auditorium in DeFuniak
Springs on Feb. 16, 2008.
This pageant is an official
preliminary to the Miss and
Little Miss National Peanut
Festival Pageants. Registra-
tion forms are available in
all local schools. All entries
must be received by Feb. 7,
2008.
The age divisions for
the pageant are as follows:
Tiny Miss ages 3-6, Little
Miss first grade students,
Young Miss ages 7-9, Ju-
nior Miss ages 10-12, Teen
Miss ages 13-16, and Miss
DeFuniak Springs ages
17-21 by October 2007.
Schedule of events for
Feb. 16, 2008: 2 p.m.-after-
noon session: Tiny, Young,
and Little Miss DeFuniak
Springs Competition; 7 p.m.
evening session: Junior,
Teen and Miss DeFuniak
Springs Competition; pag-
eant admission is $5 for
each session. Advance re-
served seating will be avail-
able for $8 beginning on
Monday, Feb.11, at Walton
High School.
For more information,
contact Johnnie Kay Ealum,
Anchor Advisor, at 892-
1270 ext. 4489, 951-3726, or
ealumj@walton.kl2.fl.us.


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auntie E'm


Dear Auntie Em,
I'm a widow with two teenagers. My husband died suddenly over a year ago. I'm still
relatively young but very fearful about getting into another relationship. My friends
have tried to set me up with a nice man but my teenagers, two boys, had a very hard
time with the idea of their mom dating another a man. I ended up canceling the date.
How can I deal with my need for age-appropriate companionship and still keep my fam-
ily together? I'd like to respect my kids' feelings, but they will be off to college in a couple
of years and I'm afraid of being left alone.

Blue by the Bay
(Name and address withheld per request.)
Dear Blue,
My sympathies to you, sweetie. Your entire family has been through a lot. Trying to
introduce your sons to the idea that their mother is a woman as well may be too much
of a shock for them at this time. It takes time to grieve and everyone, especially kids,
have their own time table.
If you seek companionship because you fear being left alone, your issues may have more
to do with abandonment than with companionship and a grief counselor or your pastor
might be someone you need to visit. It's common when someone is taken from us prema-
turely to fear it happening again in the future.
Do you really feel ready to have someone else in your life? If so, then you need to have a
heart-to -heart with your children. Tell them the truth. Mom needs friends her own age
and they will soon be carrying on with their life. Remain respectful of your kids' needs to
respect their father's memory and remind them that he will not be forgotten or replaced,
but you have to go on living.
As far as dating, take it easy and start with group outings first. Be very careful with
who you bring around your kids, as well. The boys may be having some abandonment
issues of their own and you don't want to bring anyone into your family that you are not
100 percent sure that their intentions are pure and steady. It's fine to feel human and
afraid, but don't let that fear guide you to make bad decisions. Take your time, reas-
sure you're kids you love them and start living a full life that includes members of the
opposite sex.
Take care and God bless.
Auntie Em.
Send your letter and emails to Auntie Em to the dfsherald@gmail.com or P.O. Box 1546
DeFuniak Springs, Fl. 32435


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ISLAND
Continued from page 1-B
ably a jeep that can with-
stand much of the rough,
island terrain. It is the
cheapest and safest means
of seeing all the island that
you have read about in trav-
el guides, and also check out
some spots that are more
remote.
You fly into the Dutch
side (St. Marteen) and that
is where much of the shop-
ping, dining and casinos
are located. This part of the
island offers a person any-
thing and everything.
If eating is your forte'
then Simpson Bay and Maho
are where you need to visit.
Restaurants and CAFES
line the streets with any-
thing and everything from
rock lobster, Tiger shrimp,
clams, oysters and fish, to
beef, jerk chicken and any
and every type of vegetable
they can grow on the island.
One of the hot spots in
Maho, is Cheri's Cafe lo-
cated by the Casino Royale.
Fried seafood platters, cool
frozen drinks and live enter-
tainment every night, has
the place packed with tour-
ists who are clammering to
get a taste of the local deli-
cacies and music scene that
combines Motown, Reggae,
Zydeco and Calapyso. If you
want authentic, just out of
the water, grilled on an open
pit, right on the sands of the
Atlantic, then the French
Market and roadside ca-
fes in Grand Case on the
French side (St. Martin).
These restaurants and
roadside grills are consid-
ered to be some of the best
food in the Caribbean. The
main dishes are of a French/
Creole blend that combines
spices and seasonings with
the fresh taste of the ocean.
Once you have filled your
belly, it is time to walk,
shop or hit the more than 30
beaches that encompass the
tiny island.
From Orient Beach to
Waikiki Beach, and from
jthe spfashin~lwaters: .W -.:
rounding Terre. Basse (the
lowlands) to the calm waters
of Simpson Bay, the beaches
are a mixture of soft sand,
crystal blue waters, cas-.
cading rocks and instead of
shells, millions of perfectly
formed rocks and corals that
have been shaped by the
rough waters of the Atlantic
for centuries.
Many of the beaches have
something else to offer tour-
ists that those in the states
may not be familiar with.
Clothing is totally optional
and the word "option" used
very lightly.
Since thousands of tour-
ists from Europe also make
this tropical island their win-
ter getaway, the dress codes
seem to differ and are more
relaxed than on the beaches
in the states. The activities
are all open to those dressed
in bathing suits or in their
birthday suits, but cameras
are not'allowed in these ar-
eas.
Now one can only have
just so much fun in the sun,
so where does one go to
get away and still be able
to play. The many casinos
of Dutch St. Marteen, of
course.
The Princess Casino, the
Casino Royale, The Atlan-
tis, and the Dolphin, just to
name a few, entertain tour-
ists, and locals, with a vari-
ety of slots, table games and
parties. During the months
of January and February,
many of the casinos, along
with the surrounding com-
munities, sponsor carnival
parades, or "jump ups." Like
Mardi Gras in the South,
these casinos throw lavish
parties and gaming nights
after luring tourists into
their doors with a parade of
exotic costumes, head dress-
es, beads and bands.


Once they have you in
their doors, the bells, whis-
tles, slot rings and the sound
of falling change, fill the air.
Watch your wallet and leave
the ATM card in your room.
From Rolex watches and
perfume found on Front
Street in the Dutch side cap-
ital city of Philipsburg, to
diamonds and t-shirts found
in Marigot, the capital of the
French side of the island,
giftsand trinkets, and other
valuable treasures can be


discovered at discounted
prices and most duty-free.
Diamonds by the truck
loads, mugs, local artisans
work, watches, necklaces,
designer fragrances and
other high-end merchan-
dise, fill the bags of tourists
that have arrived by plane
or by one of the many cruise
ships that dock in the port
of Philipsburg. One must
remember that the French
side of St. Martin trades
and sells in euros and items,
as well as services, can be
slightly more expensive
than in Dutch territory.

Listed below are several
other points of interest that
are a "must see":
Mount Concordia: Locat-
ed atop a mountain, this is
the location where the trea-
ty to divide the island was
signed.
Fort St. Louis: Over-
looking Marigot Bay on the
leeward side of the island, it
was named for the crusad-
ing king of France and was
built in 1767 to protect the
settlement of Marigot from
invaders. The-fort is open
year-round to the public and
gives a panormaic view of
the island.
The Butterfly Farm:
Walk among the rare and
exotic showcase of butter-
flies in the natural habitat
as they fly around tropical
surroundings.
Orleans, the French
Quarter: This is a quiet
little fishing village. This is
where some of the only orig-
inal structures of the island
still exist.
Front Street, Philips-
burg: Shopping, shopping
and more shopping can be
found on the narrow street
that is open daily. It lends
itself to the tourists and
the millions of dollars that
pours in from visitors from
all over the world.
The Marigot Market
and the "lolo's": Wednes-
day and Saturdays (cruise
ship arrival days) the wharf
in Marigot comes alive with
fresh vegetables, fresh sea-
food, local .artists and ven-
dors
St. Martin Museum:
The complete history of the
island's first inhabitants,
the Arawaks. Pictures, re-
productions of the burial
sites, artifacts and informa-
tion of the tribes quest for
the new land of St. Martin
can be found in this compre-
hensive museum.
Grand Case: The little
fishing village that is not
only known for their in-
credible seafood and Creole
cooking, but for their unusu-
al architecture of carvings,
fretwork and gingerbread
style homes painted in pas-
tel colors that blend in with
the afternoon and evening
skyline.
The Fly Zone and Sun-
set Beach Bar: Reach out
and try to touch a 747 jet
airliner as it comes in just
feet above your head into
the Princess Juliana Airport
in Simpson Bay, while sip-
ping on a rum runner. There
is only a fence that divides
tourists and thrill seekers
from the blast of the jet en-
gines.
Warning, the blast from
the jets departing can cause
physical injury. Facts in-
curred through personal ex-
perience!
Caribe Isle Plantation:
A working watermelon plan-
tation where visitors can
learn about the history of
the fruit and its role on the
island of St. Martin.
Kayaking, treetop ad-
ventures, snorkeling,
diving and horseback
riding: Any sport imagin-
able can be found on the
island with daily tours and
discounts.
During the chilly months
of January and February in
the states, the island of St.


Martin/St. Marteen offers a
chance to warm the bones,
heat the soul and bring
about a sense of relaxation.
It is a tiny peice of paradise
that combines American ac-
tivities, French and Dutch
languages and influence and
a strong sense of Creole tra-
dition, all combined to make
an unforgettable getaway.
For more information,
call the St. Martin/St. Mar-
teen Tourist Council at 877-
956-1234, or log onto www.
st.martin.com.


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TWO PURPLE MARTINS moving into their gourd-home.
Martins are inclined to return to housing maintained by hu-
man "landlords."


Purype (Martins

arrive in 'Florida

In the birding world, few
species generate more ex-
citement than does the pur-
ple Martin, a swallow that
is arriving now through-
out Florida, with reports of
"scouts" logged almost daily
online.
Purple Martins, the larg-
est of the swallows in North
America, are totally depen-
dent on man-made housing
and faithfully return to the
same locations each year,
so it is understandable that
human "landlords" anx-
iously await the return of
"their" birds from wintering
grounds in South America.
The earliest arrivals to
the eastern U.S. occur in
Florida and dates/locations
are watched by martin en-
thusiasts nationally on
an online data base www.
purplemartin.org -- main-
tained by the Purple Martin
Conservation Association
(PMCA), a nonprofit conser-
vation organization.
The earliest arriving
martin in Florida this' sea-
son occurred Dec. 22 in Na-
ples, followed on Dec. 23 in
Punta Gorda and Jan. 2 in
Pembroke Pines.
While the southern-most
locations tend to get the ear-
liest arrivals, purple martins
begin arriving in central and
northern Florida after about
January 15, according to a
PMCA migration map. Mi-
gration is especially drawn
out in Florida, with arrivals
continuing into May.
Purple martins nest in
colonies in gourds hung
from large racks and in
multi-compartment bird
houses placed in open ar-
eas in yards. Colonies have
returned to housing each
year at golf courses at Walt
Disney World for over a de-
cade.
Adult male purple Mar-
tins are glossy blue-black in
color, which they obtain at
two years of age. Females
are a bit drab, with a gray
breast. One-year-old Mar-
tins, so called "sub adults,"
begin arriving 10 to 12
weeks later than the older
birds in the South. These
younger birds are more eas-
ily attracted to new housing
locations.
The term "scout" is a
misnomer, according to the
PMCA. These earliest arriv-
als are simply experienced
mature Martins that have
made the journey before and
are eager to reclaim their
housing.
The PMCA recently ana-
lyzed long-term data from
the North American Breed-
ing Bird Survey (BBS) and
found that, "thanks to de-
voted men and women who
erect and maintain hous-
ing," purple Martin popu-
lations overall are holding
steady in North America.,
However, there are de-
clines in some regions, in-
cluding much of Florida. The
BBS surveys find that the
species has been returning
in slightly fewer numbers
for many years throughout
the state; perhaps as the
tradition of erecting housing
wanes, but martins are still
fairly common in the state
where housing is main-
tained.
Generations of Americans
have hosted purple martins,
a custom adopted from Na-
tive Americans, who hung


out nesting gourds.
Among innovations are deep-
er compartments to better
protect nestlings from rain
and predators, and special-
ly-shaped entrance holes
designed to admit Martins,
while restricting European
starlings, an invasive, non-
native species. The PMCA
also recommends that land-
lords actively manage colo-
ny sites, including monitor-
ing of nests for progress or
problems.
Because purple Martins
are birds of the open sky --
catching insects on the fly,
the PMCA's number one tip
is: place housing in the most
open space available, but
where the colony can be en-
joyed and monitored.
Information about purple
martins can be obtained
from the Purple Martin Con-
servation Association, which
focuses on aiding martins
and landlords. The organi-
zation has product catalogs
and information booklets,
with advice on attracting
and managing a colony, and
data sheets to participate
in "Project MartinWatch," a
national effort in which par-
ticipants monitor nests.
To obtain the booklet,
contact the PMCA at. (814)
833-7656 or online at pur-
plemartin.org.


KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS BEGAN a study of win-
ter weather the first two weeks in January. They read
a variety of interesting books on the topics of snow and
snowmen. After reading the story, The Mitten, by Jan
Brett, they made creative construction paper mittens and
animals to retell the story. They also eagerly watched the
video, The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs, and construct-
ed their own snowmen from paper and added hats and
scarves designed from colorful fabrics. To reinforce math
skills, the children did winter-themed activities such as
snowmen sequencing and winter patterns. The culmi-
nation of the winter unit was "Snow Day" near the end
of January. The youngsters donned their bright-colored
mittens, warm scarves, and soft hats and headed to the
gym to experience the wonder of winter and the falling of
snowu" Through the combination of special "snowflakes"
and large fans, the gym was transformed into a winter
wonderland. The students frolicked and played while the
"snow"fell and coated the floor. The smiles on their faces
were proof of the wonder of "snow" and the power of learn-
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Seventy Others Walked With Jesus


DR. CHARLES SATTER-
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Nevertheless do not re-
joice in this, that the spirits
are subject to you, but rather
rejoice because your names
are written in heaven.
Luke 10:20
We know about the
twelve apostles, but Jesus
had seventy other disciples
who walked with Him and
whom He sent on a ministry
tour in Luke 10.
In verse 17, thede sev-
enty returned with joy, say-
ing, "Lord, even the demons
are subject to us in Your
name."


Jesus acknowledged
their success, but gave a
gentle warning. Their joy
should be based on more
than their perceived suc-
cess; it should rest in the
simple fact that their
names were written in the
Lamb's Book of Life.
Ministry is a difficult
task, the results of which
are not always immediate
or obvious.
If we base our morale
on visible success, we may
become proud of our accom-
plishments or discouraged


over momentary setbacks or
prolonged struggles.
Whatever we're doing
for the Lord, however great
or small, the Lord expects
us to be faithful regard-
less of the setting and out-
come- and to rejoice in one
thing above all: Our names
are written in heaven!
All believers are through
grace... enrolled among His
family; now this is a matter
of joy, greater joy than cast-
ing out devils.

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Rewards in the closet of prayer


By DR. ROBERT M.
JAYE

Great is the promise found
in Matthew 6:6, "But when
thou prayest, enter into thy
closet, and when thou hast


shut thy door, pray to the
Father which is in secret;
and thy father which seeth
in secret shall reward thee
openly." The Bible testifies
from the beginning that
God is a. prayer-hearing and
a prayer-answering God.
Prayer is not a blank
check, which God has al-
ready signed, granting us
things which we want. It is
not only to be used in ex-
treme urgency only. And
its use is not to change the.
mind of the unchanging
God. Prayer is our way of
finding the great will of God
to do what is best for us.
Prayer contains a con-
sciousness of the presence
of God. We come into His
presence to confess our sins,


to express our gratitude, to
make intercession for oth-
ers. Prayer makes us con-
scious of the immediate
presence of the living God.
Prayer makes us aware
of the sin that cafi come
into life. In Isaiah 6:5, the
writer of the book went to
the temple tq pray and be-
came aware of the presence
of the living God. Then Isa-
iah said, "Woe is me! for I
am undone; because I am a
man of unclean lips, and I
dwell in the midst of a peo-
ple of unclean lips: for mine
eyes have seen the King, the
Lord of hosts."

In prayer, when we con-
fess our sin, there comes into
the heart of prayer an inflow


of divine power, of spiritual
power. We need this divine
Holy Spirit power to over-
come to temptations of life
which are common to each
of us. The Lord will renew
our strength so that we can
mount up like eagles in order
to serve Him in the greatest
and highest manner.

Through prayer we can
find that peace that passes
all human understanding.
Paul wrote of that in Phil-
lippians 4. Come apart from
the things of the world for
a little while each day and
seek the God who answers
prayer. And let us approach
Him remembering that He
is holy and waits to bless
us.


Take

time to
pray!


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


Jerry R. Chumley, Pastor
J.C. McLendon, Associate Pastor
Morris Watkins, Interim Minister of Music
Mark Jones, Minister of Education
Daniel Johnson, Minister of Students
Jacob Williams, Associate Minister of Students
Dusty Beck, Youth Intern
Sunday School 9:15 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM

Join us in Sunday School each week as
we study God's Word together.
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to rbeashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15


PHOTOS BY CHRIS MANSON


CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SURVEY

First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs is seeking God's will
about starting a Christian school in the DeFuniak Springs area.
In order to represent the entire Christian community in these
plans, we need your response to the following questions.


1. Would you be in favor of establishing a Christian school?
Definitely _Perhaps _Probably Not


2. Please indicate how many children are in your household.
Grades K-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12


3. What type of schools) do your children presently attend?
Public Private Home


4. Please indicate how many children you would consider sending to a Christian
school if it started in August 2008.
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
6th Grade 7tf Grade 8th Grade
9th Grade 10th Grade llth Grade 12th Grade


5. How much would you consider a reasonable amount your family would be willing
to pay each month for tuition? $


6. In what community do you live?


7. How far would you be willing to commute for your child to attend a quality
'Christian school?
S Less than 5 miles 5-9 miles 10-25 miles 26-40 miles


8. Please rank by order of importance your reasons for wanting to have your child
attend a Christian school. 1 = most/nmportant 6 = least important
Challenging Academics Christian Philosophy Caring Teachers
Good Discipline Bible Teaching _Prayer is Allowed

Other

9. Are there any other comments you would. like to include?

DEADLINE FOR RETURN 02/1012008

Ifyou are interested in additional information, contact
First Baplist Church at 892-2722.
Please return survey to.':
First Baptist Church DeFuniak Springs
216 East Live Oak Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


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doesn't eat much' she'sen liv- i the
quick and nimble and even home has been a humm
though she comes from the BASETTidentci/ing) FRED
California coast, she soon BASSETT ideniying the
begins to seem like a mesm-ke th e pil-
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of an Ruby-throated Anna's Cocoa Beach, Orlando,
hummingbird in Florida DARA HOLDING the hummingbird before releasing her Tampa, Brandon, West
and the professional birders outside. Palm Beach, Alligator
are all a'twitter over it. Point, St. Augustine,
Fred' Bassett, of "So far, 57 people have Tallahassee, Gainesville,
irmingham, is a federally- come to get a glimpse of the Davenport, Alachua,
'licensed master bird ban- hummingbird and we have Blountstown, Pensacola,
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p birders, will study the cal Audubon Society." so cold, and we had all
bird's seasonal flight pat- Dobson is well-known in these people on the porch





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terns.' Over the last 10 this area as a master gar- huddled in blankets, wait-
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and Ruby-throated hum- don't know much about there serious birders and ANNA 'S HUMMI NGBIRD in Dara and Llyod Dobson's
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T'hompson


Robert (Victor) Thomp-
son, 29, passed away Mon-
day, Jan. 21, 2008 in Tam-
'pa.
He leaves to hold his mem-
ories a wife, Tamara Thomp-
son; six children, LiVicko,


Kel'Vic, Ka'Vicka, Tyrique,
Zion and Lazarai; mother,
Annette (Johnny) Stuckey;
father Robert (Caty) Evans;
sisters, Miriam, Shelly, Kel-
ly and Dominique; brothers,
Robert, Jarivis, Jason and
Deshawn; and special aunt,
Anetria Anderson.
A wake was held Friday,
Feb. 1, at-E.W. Lawson and
Sons Funeral Home, 109 S.
9th St., Palatka. Services
were held Saturday, Feb. 2,
at Zion Temple Church of
God in Christ with the Rev.
Tony Ruth, pastor.
Arrangements are en-
trusted to Snow's Funeral
Ministry "Providing A Mem-
ory That Will Never Fade."


Richards


Earl Leon Richards, 63,
of DeFuniak Springs, FL.,
passed away, Wed., Jan.
30, 2008 at the Parthenon
Healthcare Center in Crest-
view, FL.
Richards was a member of
the First Apostolic Church in
DeFuniak Springs for over
30 years. He was devoted to
his family and loved spend-
ing time with his grandchil-
dren. Richards enjoyed yard
work and working around
the house. He was an asset
to the community, devoting
his time to help anyone in
need.
Richards is survived by
two sons, Michael Richards,
and wife, Lakrisha and Ste-
phen Richards, and wife,
Gail of DeFuniak Springs,
FL.; four brothers, Roy Rich-
ards of Phoenix City, AL.,


Myers
1946-2007


William "Curtis" Myers,
61, born in Commerce, GA.,
but resided in DeFuniak


and Jack, Ray, and Wayne
Richards, all of DeFuniak
Springs; and two grand-
children, Cassie and Travis
Richards.
Funeral services were
held Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at
the First Apostolic Church
in DeFuniak Springs be-
ginning at 4 p.m. with Pas-
tor David King officiating.
Donations may be made to
the E.L. Richards fund at
the Bank of America in his
memory.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at ww.daviswatkins.
com

Arrangements and ser-
vices were under the direc-
tion of Davis-Watkins Fu-
neral home and Crematory
of DeFuniak Springs.


Springs, for the last 30 years
joined the heavenly angels
on Dec. 17, 2007.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Willie New-
ton Myers and Nellie Mae
Alle.n. He was, a only..child.
Curtis Myers' survivors are
one son, Corey Myers; one
daughter, Tiana Teague,
and three step-daughters,
Barbara Nelson, Simona
Hicks and Ricci Coley. My-
ers had nine grandchildren
with one on the way. He also
had many loving frierids.
A memorial service will
be conducted on Fri. Feb. 8,
2007 at Golan Assembly of
God in Baker, FL., at 5 p.m.
by Rev. James Paul.
Curtis may be gone but
never forgotten. He will
remain in our hearts and
memories until the day we
meet again.


Weidenhaft


SDavid Weidenhaft, 85, of
Freeport, FL. passed away
Jan. 31, 2008. He was born
March 17, 1922 in Beloit,
KS. to Edward and Edna
Steere Weidenhaft.
Weidenhaft had been a
resident of Freeport. He
was a veteran of WWII serv-
ing his country in the U.S.
Army in the 101st Airborne
"Division as a paratrooper.
He worked with civil ser-
vice at Eglin Air Force Base
for over 20 years. He was
an avid bass fisherman. He
was a member of the Bass
Anglers Sportsman Society.
Weidenhaft was preced-
ed in death by his father
and mother, one son, David
"Ray" Weidenhaft Jr., and
one brother, Frederick We-
idenhaft.
Weidenhaft is survived
by his wife of 64 years, Wil-
da Weidenhaft, of Freeport;
three sons, Edward Travis
Weidenhaft and wife, Debra,
of Nappanee, IN., John,L.
Weidenhaft and wife, Mar-
cia, of Lynn Haven, FL.and


Steven B. Weindenhaft and
wife, Frances, of Freeport,
FL.; two daughters, Norma
McCormick and husband,
Tommy, of Freeport, and
Patricia Holloway and hus-
band, Buddy, of Gaskin, FL.;
two 'brothers, Robert We-
idenhaft of Eugene, OR.and
James Weidenhaft of North-
bend, OR.; 11 grandchil-
dren, Sean, Ashley, Jennifer
and husband, Scott, Heather
and husband, Tim, Jeffery,
Amanda, Christy and hus-
band, Tony, Jason, Shan-
non, Steven and Travis, and
12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were-
held Monday, Feb. 4, 2008
at Magnolia Cemetery, with
Rev. Louis Taunton officiat-
ing, with military honors.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com

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


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

I Services every Sunday 10:30 a.m.


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


Rev. John Beschler
For more
information
call
< ")826-1140 or
(80)865-7575


Donnie Sanford Daniel,
57, of Wellborn FL., died
suddenly at home on Sun-
day, Jan. 20, 2008.
Daniel was born July 12,
1950 to Johnnie Sanford
and Adell Whitten Daniel.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, cousin Lar-
ry Daniel, and uncle and
guardian, Leroy Daniel.
Daniel grew up in Ponce
de Leon and graduated from
Ponce de Leon High School
in 1968. He moved to Lake
Butler, FL. and lived there
for more than 20 years be-
fore moving to Wellborn five
years ago.
Daniel retired from the
Florida Department of Cor-
rections after 21 years of
service. He reached the
rank of sergeant. He ran a
trucking business for many
years and retired from it two
years ago. He was currently
employed at Lowe's in Lake
City, FL.
Daniel was survived
by his wife, Julia Daniel
of Wellborn; sons, Sandy
of Alachua, FL., Johnny
and Tony of Lake Butler,
FL.; sisters, Betty Gregory
(Gary) of Maynard, AR., Al-
ice Casey of Tyler, TX., Judy
Marie Woodall (Ronnie) of
Lake Butler, FL.; aunt and


Holcomb
Major Thomas H. Hol-
comb, 86, of Santa Rosa
Beach, FL., passed away on
Jan. 29, 2008, at Fort Wal-
ton Beach Medical Center
after residing in assisted
living and Delta Health-
care for the past year. He
was born June 10, 1921, in
New Orleans, LA. to Rev.
and Mrs. J. P. Holcomb and
spent most of his early years
in Mississippi.
He is predeceased by
three of his nine siblings,
Bob Holcomb, Betty Warren
and Minnie Easterling.
Survivors are Dr. Char-
lie Holcomb and wife, Jew-
ell, Columbus, MS., Benton
Holcomb of Wichita, KS.,
Maj. Billy Holcomb and
wife, June, and Nina Clark
and husband, C.G. of Hat-
tiesburg, MS., Lillian Tay-
lor and husband, Earle, of
Ocean Springs,. MS., and
Martha Walker and hus-
band, Jim, of New Braun-
fels, TX.; wife of 40 years,
Helen, and children, Lana
Gilbert of Alexandria, VA.,
Rodney G. Holcomb of NC.,
and Jeffrey T. Holcomb, and
wife, Christina; grandchil-
dren Emily, Rebecca, J.T.,
Jr. and Jacob of Myers-
ville, MD.; adult grandsons,
Clint, and wife, Beth, of Pe-
tersburg, VA., and Rodney
L., and wife, Kimberly, and
great-granddaughters, Kay-
la, and Ashley of Springfield,
VA.
Tom proudly served his
Lord and his country. Dur-
ing his 24 years in the Army,
he served tours in the Pa-
cific, Korea and Germany.
While serving with the Sec-
ond Chemical Mortar Bat-
talion he was awarded the
Bronze Star for Meritorious
Achievement in ground op-
erations against the enemy
in Korea (Oct. 1950-June
1951). In 1957 he completed
Airborn Jump School as a
master parachutist. Follow-
ing his Army duty, he served
20 years in the Office of Civil
Defense and its predecessor
agencies in Washington, D.
C. as a chemical, biological,
and radiological defense pro-


guardian, Ella Mae Daniel of
Ponce de Leon; cousins, Roy
and Raymond Daniel and
Wanda Thomas, of Ponce
de Leon, FL., stepchildren,
Chris Dang of Lake City,
FL., Loi Tran Jr. of Well-
born, FL., and Lori Tucker
of Bradenton,; seven grand-
children and many. nieces
and nephews.
He was Baptist by faith.
Daniel loved woodwork
and he completed many
projects for his friends and
neighbors in Lake Butler
and surrounding area. He
was well-loved and respect-
ed by family and friends. He
truly will be missed.
Pallbearers were Ronnie
Woodall Jr., Scott Woodall,
Daryl Nazworth, Christo-
pher Dang, Lori Tran Jr.
and Charles Brim.

Funeral services were
held Thursday, Jan. 24,
2008, at Daniel's Memorial
Chapel in Live Oak, FL.,
with the Rev. Gary Gregory
and Rev. Louis Berry con-
ducting the services. In-
terment was in McClellan
Cemetery in Wellborn, FL.,
with an Honor Guard, un-
der the direction of Daniel's
Funeral Home of Live Oak,
FL.


gram officer where his later
duties included training of
both uniformed and civilian
personnel for support of the
president.
He continued in this work
as a consultant for two addi-
tional years, serving under
three presidents altogether.
After retiring from the
federal government, Tom
and Helen built a house in
Santa Rosa Beach.
-Tom has always served
in Baptist" churches and
was a charter member 'of
South Walton First Baptist'
Church and a deacon emeri-
tus. This was the second
church in this area which
he was blessed to help build,
Tom saw the good in each
person he ever met and al-
ways tried to help whenever
he saw a need. He often re-
marked that his greatest joy
in life was helping people.
He always enjoyed work-
ing with his hands and
serving the Lord. Tom also
enjoyed visits from his chil-
dren, grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, friends, and
many special nieces, and
nephews.
Funeral services were
conducted at South Walton
First Baptist Church, 24295
U.S. 331 South, Santa Rosa
Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 2,
with Pastor Walter Camp-
bell officiating.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Freeport
Chapel Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.


Adkins


Ricky Junior Adkins, 51,
of DeFuniak Springs, FL.,
passed away Tuesday, Jan.
29, 2008 in Pensacola, FL.
Ricky was born Oct. 2, 1956
in Staunton, VA.
Adkins was a profession-
al truck driver, trucking for
nearly 20 years and was an
avid fisherman. Ricky loved
trucking with his wife, Nita
and dog Rusty, taking them
with him many times while
he was working.
Adkins is preceded in
death by his parents, J.P.
and Shirley Adkins and
brother, Timothy Adkins.
Adkins is survived by his
loving wife, of 12 years, Nita
Adkins; one son, Freddy
Anderson, and wife, Jean
of DeFuniak Springs, FL;


three daughters, Veronica
Hushery, Wendy Harris and
husband Donnie, and Angie
Davis, all of GA.; two broth-
ers, Joe Adkins, of Hinton,
W.V. and Rocky Adkins, and
wife, Joanna, of Longview,
TX; two sisters, Kathy
Main, and husband, Sonny
of Hallsville, TX. and Lisa
Blalock and husband, Mi-
chael, of Gilmer, TX.; his dog
and best friend, Rusty; and
numerous other relatives
including his grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces,
and nephews.

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


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to Jerreld Shivers of Free-
port; devoted mother to Gail
Welch (Jerry) ofWynnewood,
PA, Mary Matheson (Andy)
and Patti Boatwright, both
of Orange Park, FL., Walt
Hook (Treasure) of Middle-
burg, FL., Jan McAllister
(Bill) of Carney's Point, NJ.
and Anita Lester (Doug)
of North Charleston, S.C.;
grandchildren, Amber, Mi-
chael, Kristen, Jennifer,
Jackie, Sabrina, Caty, Joe,


Masonbrink
Leo William Masonbrink,
age 6 months, of Ponce de
Leon, FL., passed away
Jan. 29, 2008. He was born
July 28, 2007, in Fort Wal-
ton Beach, FL. to Jason and
Sheila Masonbrink.















Blackmon
Roxie Lynn Blackmon,
46, of DeFuniak Springs,
FL., passed away on Jan.
30, 2008. She was born June
7, 1961 in Samson, AL.to
Samuel and Marie Ellis
Blackmon.
Blackmon had been a res-
ident of DeFuniak Springs.
She was Baptist by faith.
She worked for Caring
and Sharing in DeFuniak
Springs. She had a passion
for helping others. She also
worked as a housekeeper.
She enjoyed fishing.
Blackmon was preceded
in death by her father, and
maternal grandmother,


Dean
Stella Mae Padgett Dean,
83, of Ponce de Leon, FL.
went home to be with the
Lord on Jan. 25, 2008 in
Pensacola, FL. with her fam-
ily by her side. She was born
April 4, 1924, in Ponce de
Leon, to T.R. and Lincy Ar-
rant Padgett.
Dean had been a resident
of Ponce de Leon. She was
Baptist by faith and a mem-
ber of the Oak Grove Baptist
Church. She enjoyed work-
ing in the yard and taking
care of her flowers. She was
a very talented seamstress.
She enjoyed sewing for her
daughters and attending
church.
SDean was preceded in
death by her father and
mother; her husband, Rus-
sell Dean of almost 50 years;
one brother, James Padgett,
and one sister, Clemmie
Henderson.


Bekah, Quinn and Jona-
than, and great-grandchil-
dren, Jozalyn, Chris, Alex
and Elizabeth.
A memorial service was
held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008,
at Twin Cities Crema-
tion and Funeral Services,
1405 John Sims Parkway,
Niceville, FL. 32578.
In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that dona-
tions be made Hospice of
Emerald Coast, 131 East
Redstone Avenue Suite 107,
Crestview, FL. 32539.
Twin Cities Cremation
and Funeral Services were
entrusted with the arrange-
ments.

Family and friends may
share memories and condo-
lences at www.twincities-
cremationsfunerals.com


Leo is survived by his
father and mother, Jason
and Sheila Masonbrink; his
sister, Taylor Shiann Ma-
sonbrink, of Ponce de Leon;
maternal grandparents,
Johnnie King of DeFuniak
Springs, FL. and Sandra
Henry of Crestview, FL.;
paternal grandparents, Les-
lie and Doris Masonbrink
of Ponce de Leon, and pa-
ternal great-grandmother,
Irmgard Gebhardt of Ponce
De Leon, Florida.

Funeral services were
conducted, Friday, Feb. 1,
2008 at Clary-Glenn Fu-
neral Home Chapel with
Rev.Kenneth Harrison of-
ficiating.

Minnie Ellis.
Blackmon is survived by
her mother, Marie R. Black-
mon of DeFuniak Springs;
two sons, Michael Coles of
Niceville, FL., and Steven
Saunders of Jensen Beach,
FL.; two daughters, Shanna
and Ashley Sanders, both
of Jensen Beach, FL.; four
brothers, Danny Ray Black-
mon of Crestview, FL., Bob-
by Blackmon of Fort Wal4
ton 1Bech; FL~, Darrel Led
Blackmon of Jensen Beach,
FL., and Sammy Blackmon
of DeFuniak Springs, and
one sister, Loretta Fowler,
of Jensen Beach.
Funeral services were-
conducted, Saturday, Feb. 2,
2008 at Clary-Glenn Funer-
al Home Chapel, with Rev.
David Wilson officiating.
Memorialization was by
cremation.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign a
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.


Dean is survived by her
two daughters, Ann D. Bra-
zile and husband, Charles,
of Ponce de Leon, FL.,'and
Kathy D. Brazile of Bonifay,
FL.; son-in-law, David Bra-
zile; three brother-in-laws,
Alcus A. Dean of Atlanta,
GA., George Dean of Ponce
de Leon, Allen Dean and
wife, Mamie, of Fairhope,
AL.; two sister-in-laws,
Henrietta Rhodes of Ponce
De Leon, FL. and Beulah
Burgess her caregiver and
husband Jerry of Westville,
FL. and Betty Merchant
also her caregiver; one sis-
ter, Della Little, of Ponce de
Leon. She is also survived
by numerous nieces, and
nephews.
Funeral services were
conducted at 3 p.m., Sun-
day, Jan. 27, 2008, at Oak
Grove Baptist Church, with
Revs.Larry McGowan and
Ike Steverson officiating.
Burial followed in the
New Ponce de Leon Cem-
etery.
Those asked to serve as
pallbearers were Michael
Brazile, Gerald Brazile,
Roger Owen, Michael Am-
mons, David Merchant and
Mark Wilde.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign a
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.


Wheat
Emma Margaret Cagle
Wheat, 93, returned home to
Our Father on Feb. 4, 2008.
She was a resident of De-
Funiak Springs since 1950.
Wheat was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother and
friend. She attended Geor-
gia State College -for Wom-
en, was a member of Beta
Sigma Phi, the Turn Around
Club, Missionary Circle at
the First Methodist Church,
Garden Club and was a
teacher in Walton County.
Wheat has resided in Geor-
gia with her daughter for the
last 10 years.
Wheat was preceded in
death by her husband of 56
years, Hugh Wheat; par-
ents, Rhoda May Padgett
Cagle and John Thomas Ca-
gle.
She' is survived by her


Cox
Frances Mary Cox, 94,
passed away on Jan. 29,
2008. Cox was diagnosed
with Alzheimer's in 2000
and was a resident of Atria
Buckhead Senior Living
Center until January ,2007,
when she. movedjo.: The
Court at Vinings-!for more
intensive care. Before her
diagnosis, Cox had been
an active member of St.
Mark's Methodist Church
since 1949, and was a cen-
tral figure in developing
the Archives section of St.
Mark's.
Cox was the daughter of.
a Methodist minister, the
late Rev.William Manning
Cox, and Fannie May Dusk-
in Cox. During their child-
hood years, she and her
beloved sister, Elizabeth,
lived in DeFuniak Springs,
FL. They also shared many
wonderful memories at
the Methodist Conference
Center in Lake Junaluska,
N.C. Lake Junaluska and-
the beaches at Santa Rosa
Island, FL. and St. Simons
Island, GA. were also favor-
ite places for Frances.
Cox had an educational
background that included
study and degrees in Eng-
lish literature and early
childhood education from
Andrew College, George
Washington University,
William and Mary Univer-
sity, the University of Wis-
consin, and Emory Univer-
sity. Cox taught the, early
grades for many years in
the Atlanta public schools


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son, Weldon E. Wheat and
wife, Sheila B. Wheat; one
daughter, Teresa Macrae
and husband, Todd Mac-
rae; grandchildren, Russell
A. Wheat and wife, Denise
Wheat, Gina W. Cochran
and husband, Matthew Co-
chran, Sean Macrae and
wife, Andrea Macrae, Kevin
Macrae, Lindsay Macrae;
great-grandchildren, Gib-
son Macrae, Jackson Mac-
rae, Brooks Macrae, Samuel
Cochran, and Elizabeth Co-
chran.
Visitation will be held
from 10-11 a.m., Friday,
Feb. 8, 2008 in the chapel of
the First United Methodist
Church.

Services will be held at
11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2008
in the Chapel of the First
United Methodist Church
in DeFuniak Springs, FL.
with Rev. Jesse Evans offici-
ating. Burial will follow in
Magnolia cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the
family request that memori-
als be made to the Michael
J. Fox Foundation, or The
National Parkinson Foun-
dation.

Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direction
of Jerry Evans.


and later worked in an
administrative capacity,
including her role as direc-
tor of Project Head Start.
Although she enjoyed ad-
ministrative work, her true
joy was teaching young chil-
dren.
In 1943, Cox joined the
Navy and served her coun-
try honorably until 1947,
and was a veteran of WWII.
She was devoted to her fam-
ily and is survived by a sis-
ter, Elizabeth Cox Hassell
of Columbus, GA.; niece
Dr. Julie Hassell, and Anne
Rector of Atlanta, GA; neph-
ew, Rev. Joe Hassell and
Paula, of Carrollton, GA.;
great-niece, Elissa Hassell
Maddox and Joey, and their
children Berkley, Tyler,
and Madison of Columbus,
.GA,. and great-nephew, Jed
'Hassell. of Columbus, 'CA.
Other relatives include Wil-
liam and Joan Rodgers and
family; Madelyn Burras
and family; Carl and Mar-
garet Cox and family; Floyd
Cox, Bill Ed Cox, Jane Cox
and their families; Darby
Ann Ellsbury and family;
and Richard Jones.

The family is grateful for
the loving care provided to
Cox by Carolyn Bonhomme
and Marilyn Williams.
Cox was buried in De-
Funiak Springs, FL. on
Feb.1.
In lieu of flowers, send do-
nations to St. Mark's Meth-
odist Church, 781 Peachtree
St. NE, Atlanta, GA. 30308,
or to the Lake Preservation
Project of Lake Junaluska,
United Methodist Church,
Box 67, Lake Junaluska,
N.C. 28745.
Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 a
procession to Magnolia
Cemetery for graveside ser-
vices took place, with Rev.
Rob West officiating.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign a
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was in charge of the
local arrangements.


The family of Katie Bell Thorn would like to express our
sincere appreciation to all of you who supported us dur-
ing our recent time of bereavement. Although we had our
dear mother for many years, the loss is still great. We will
always cherish your many acts of kindness, your support,
and your love shown to our family. We were touched and
say thank you to our friends from First Baptist Church,
DeFuniak Springs, and New Harmony Baptist Church who
provided wonderful food, sent flowers, or offered words of
encouragement including Rev. David Amason and Rev.
Todd Camp. We also would like to say thanks to all of you
who made contributions the Lottie Moon Mission Offering
and to the Florida Children's Home. May God Bless each
of you.
Francis (Mac) and Gladys McMillian
Wendell and Grace Kirkpatrick,
Ed and Twinette Thorn,
Jean and Hansel Geoghagan,
Phillip and Carol Kelley,
Sue Brack and Family,
Leonard and Sue Thorn.


Make time for God

The idea of the Sabbath is one that very few people have
forgotten, but the practice of the Sabbath has gone
almost entirely by the wayside in the United States.
With the many things with which we overburden
ourselves today, we often find it hard to set aside an
entire day during which we do nothing-no chores, no
housework, no laboring of any sort. With all the
businesses that are open Sundays to ty to keep up with
the competition, it is hard to convince the workforce to
take a break. While many stores have reduced operating
Hours, only afew have no hours on Sunday. However,
most employers will work with employees that insist
they cannot work on the Sabbath. While this may seem _. -
counterproductive for the employer, they do not want the
reputation of religious intolerance. In many cases, the higher levels of management
are either Christian or know someone who is and can understand your concerns.
As far as home improvement and domestic labor, only you can prevent it on the
Sabbath. If you work at it, you can find time during the week to get everything
done to allow you to spend your Sabbath day in reflection or with your family. By
doing this, you will start your new week more relaxed, help your family grow
together and strengthen your religious convictions.

"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping It holy. Six days you
shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day Is a
Sabbath to the Lord your God. On It you shall not do any work,
neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or
maidservant, nor your animals, nor the allen within your gates."
_Exodus 20:8-10 (NIV)


Jordan


Barbara Kay Jordan, 65,
of DeFuniak Springs, FL.,
passed away Jan. 29, 2008.
She was born Oct. 6, 1942 in
Dayton, OH..
Jordan was a resident of
DeFuniak Springs for the
past 23 years moving from
Terre Haute, IN.. She was
Baptist by faith. She was
a loving mother of seven,
grandmother of 23 and
great-grandmother of 10.
Jordan is survived by
her five sons, John Gess
Jr., David Bartlett Sr. and
wife, Heather, Jimmy Gess
and wife, Jennifer, all of De-
Funiak Springs, Alan Bar-
tlett and Nathan Bartlett
both of Terre Haute, IN.; two
daughters, Rebecca Brake
and fiance, Robert Lingg Jr.,


and Christina Troublefield,
all of DeFuniak Springs; 23
grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services were
conducted Monday, Feb. 4,
2008 at Barrancas National
Cemetery, with Rev. Cecil
Pinner officiating.
Those asked to serve as
pallbearers were John Gess,
John Gess III, Jimmy Gess,
David Bartlett, Joshua Bar-
tlett and Robert Lingg, Jr.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign a
guest book, at www.clary-
glenn.com

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was in charge of ar-
rangements.










THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
I I


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

BALDWIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH invites you to attend
Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service 11:00, Discipleship Training
5 p.m., Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Service
6:30 p.m. Come and be a part of an awesome ministry here in your
community.

BEECHGROVE CHURCH OF GOD and pastor James Watkins
extend a warm welcome to everyone to attend their regular
services. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.; morning worship at 11
a.m.; Sunday night services begin at 5 p.m. and Wednesday night
services begin at 6 p.m. The church is located six miles south of
Ponce de Leon on CR 183. For information 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. nightftChildren'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 EastMinister Durl Odom and the congregation
cordially invites you to cme 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. Starting the 1st
Sunday of each month, services will be held at 10 a.m.;afterwards,
we will fellowship at a local restaurant.
For more information, please contact Deacon Delvin Bender at
(850) 826-2240.

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

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

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located at
461 Van Buren Avenue, would like to extend an invitation for all
to come join us as we celebrate the presence of the Lord Jesus
Christ through Spirit filled worship & annointed preachingll Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 10:45
a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening
service begins at 7 p.m. Youth Ministry Services are held every
Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Our pastor is Robert Bryan.
Please come and worship with us.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East
Live Oak Avenue. We cordially invite you to join our "Fellowship
of Encouragement" and come for Worship and Bible Study at the
following times: Sunday Bible Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship
(10:30 a.m.), discipleship studies (5 p.m.) and evening wdrship
(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.


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; fpcdfs.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 9 a.m.; Traditional Worship Service at 11 a.m. with
Children's Church (Pre-K to third grade) provided for both services;
Vesper service at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Communion is observed
at both morning services on first Sunday and Sunday School for all
ages at 9:45 a.m. Children's Sunday school (k-6th) is "JAM" (Jesus
and Me) is the Multi-Dimensional Learning program with children
rotating to different workshops (art, computer, cooking/science,
games, storytelling/movie) each Sunday "learning by doing": Other
opportunities on Sunday include: Sr. High Youth Fellowship at4 p.m..;
Jr. High Youth Fellowship and Children (HIS Kids Club) at 3:30 p.m.;
Food pantry every 3rd Sat. 7-9 a.m. For more information, call 892-
5332, 892-5640, e-mail fumcdfs@embarqmail.com website www.
defuniakspringsfumc.org.

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's
church on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come experience the power of the
Holy Ghost just like early church did in the Book of Acts. For more
information call, 548-5898 or 892-7499.

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

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

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, (comer
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 DeFunialk 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 learningg 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.


The members of FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH warmly invite
you to worship with us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 280-A, 4.5 miles
refreshments and Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School. south of DeFuniak Springs, cordially invites you to come and worship
Our Pastor, Reverend Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel each with us in Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship services,
Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. We are known throughout at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. church training study at 5 p.m. Wednesday
our community as a friendly and serving Church that welcomes night Bible study is at 6 p.m. Choir Practice is Wednesday night at
newcomers. We are located on Route 331 very near the Florida 7 p.m. Pastor Earl Hall and the congregation extends a very special
line [24213 5th Avenue] in Florala, Alabama. If you wish, call us at welcome to come visit or make us your church home. We practice
334-858-3515 for more specific directions. "Love one another". A nursery is provided.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of DeFuniak Springs, NEW HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 2281 County
1063 Circle Drive, invites everyone to join them throughout the Highway 2A, DeFuniak Springs, FL. Located nine miles north of


Hwy. 90 on Rt 1087 from Mossy Head. Pastor Todd Camp would
like to welcome you to our church where Jesus is Lord, loved,
worshipped and adored! Come and worship with us and share
in God's blessings. On Sunday, our Bible study hour is from 9:45
a.m. -10:45 a.m. Morning Worship begins at 11:00 a.m. and our
children's minister will be conducting a children's church service
during this hour. Our evening service begins at 6 p.m. Services
begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday as a special time of prayer and
study of God's word. We provide nursery for all services. Make
plans on worshipping the Lord every Sunday with us. Matthew 6:33
says "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and
all these things shall be added unto you."

NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE MINISTRIES, a Home Missions
Church within theAssemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. (ALJC). We
believe in the love, mercy, and life changing power of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Come and go with us as we walk the Glory Road, according
to the scriptural teachings and not the traditions of men. Sunday
Services are being held at the DeFuniak Springs Community/
Civic Center beginning at 10 a.m. For prayer, Bible Studies, or
more information, call us at 892-7754. Rev. Larry Adams, Teacher/
Preacher.

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

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

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH located at the
intersection of Hwy. 1883 & 183 invites you to Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m., Discipleship Training and Bible Drill
5 p.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting Wed. 7 p.m. Please
come worship God with us.

PORTLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is located on Site
C-6 Rd. immediately north of Rt. 20, 3.5 miles west of Freeport,
FL. Portland United Methodist is a biblical and spiritual church in a
warm-hearted Wesleyan tradition. This congregation is very open
to new folk Lwhether.you'are.already a Christian or not. Come just
as. your qae!.lt'is a fresh placerfor a -ewstart i;t Pliqve, belong
and become, ,and a place where your 'heart can. e:,strangley
warmed.' The pastor, Dr. Jim White and the congregation are here
to welcome you. We offer: Sunday School (all ages) at 9:45 a.m.
Sunday worship at 11 a.m., Inspirational Bible Study on Wed. at
6:30 p.m. Other opportunities include; softball, home/cell groups, a
companion program called Angel Food Ministries (providing food at
a most reasonable cost), Divorce Recovery Program, among other
programs. Contact us at 850-835-1706.

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. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a historic mission
located at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday schedule:
9 a.m. Bible study in the vicarage and 10:15 a.m. Eucharist. A
stillness meditaiton class is offered each Saturday morning at 10
a.m. Wednesday night Lenten schedule: 5:30 p.m. Eucharist, 6
p.m. dinner and Lenten Program. All are welcome. St. Agatha's is
the home of the Lakeside Concert series. The new Vicar is the
Rev. John C. Scott, MDiv. For information call (850) 892-9754.

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

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

WESTSIDE BAPTIST' CHURCH, 295 Hwy. 331 N., DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433. 850-892-7112. The congregation cordially
invites the public to come and worship with them starting with
Sunday School 9:45 AM, Church 11:00 AM, Sunday Evening 6:30
PM, Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM. AWANA for children on Sunday
eSenings from 4:30 to 6:15. For information, about AWANAS call
Cheryl at 892-3260. Randy Nelson 892-2721.


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Sports


Paxton girls win

district title 10B


PAGE 9-B',


Area Basketball.

pictures 12B
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Walton girls qualify for playoffs


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Lady Braves
earned a berth into the Class
3A state playoffs for the
second consecutive season
with a 50-49 overtime vic-
tory over South Walton in a
semi-final contest played at
Northview High School on
Friday.
Walton, who defeated
South Walton three times
during the season by. a
single point, got 15 points
from Betsy Stevenson arid
survived a 5-for-15 shooting
night at the free throw line
to dispatch the Seahawks.
However, Walton could
not overcome their jinx with
Pensacola Catholic in the
championship game as the
Crusaders defeated Walton


for the 25th straight time
with a 49-39 victory on Sat-
urday night. Walton fell be-
hind 17-5 and never could
recover as the Crusaders de-
feated Walton for the third
time this season.

Walton trailed South Wal-
ton at halftime before fight-
ing back in the second half
by outscoring the Seahawks
16-8 in the third quarter.
South Walton tied the game
at 44-44 and forced the game
into overtime, but could not
pull out the contest. Aracely
Garcia scored 16 points as
the Seahawks saw their sea-
son end with a 19-7 record.
Jasmine Moore scored
nine points to lead Walton in
their loss to the Crusaders.


Pensacola Catholic made
more shots on the interior
to build a lead as Walton
struggled from the floor and
fell behind early. M.C. Bell
scored 15 points for Catholic
as their victory sends Wal-
ton on.the road to Chipley
for an opening round con-
test in the Class 3A playoffs
on Thursday.
Game Notes: Where to
start? Three one-point wins
over South Walton might
be a school record, against
a county rival and district
foe. No matter what the
Seahawks tried, the Braves
found the one point they
needed to score three of
their 14 wins this season.
Now if Walton could only
solve Pensacola Catholic. If


Walton beats Chipley and
Pensacola Catholic defeats
Marianna, the two will meet
for a fourth time in Pensa-
cola on Tuesday, February
12. The Tigers are a veteran
squad, but not one that Wal-
ton cannot handle on a good
shooting night. Trouble is,
Walton is very inconsistent
shooting the ball from the
perimeter, so the Tigers will
be a tough road test.

Walton is 16-13 in the
state playoffs and has lost
five straight. Their last win
was in the 1996 state semi-
final, the same season they
last beat Pensacola Catho-
lic. Walton lost to Chipley in
a 1999-opening round con-
test at Chipley 63-48.


WALTON'S BETSY STEVENSON scored 16 points as;
the Braves defeated South Walton for the third time this seav
son 50-49 in overtime in a District 1, Class 3A semi-final.
f'
>


Walton boys win regular season finale


By PATRICK CASEY
Seniors Justin Crishon
and Dylan Laird combined
to score 33 points as the
Walton Braves defeated
Ponce de Leon 69-55 in the
Braves final regular season
home game.
Crishon scored 17 points
in the paint on the night


while Laird pumped in 16
points from the perimeter
as Walton swept the season
series with the Pirates.
PDL (8-17) did not fall
easily as they tied the
Braves at 33-all heading
into halftime as Joe Garner
scored nine of his 17 points
*in the opening half to keep


the Pirates within striking
distance.
The second half saw
Walton pull away as PDL
struggled with turnovers as
they threw the ball away 31
times on the night, allowing
Walton to build a 52-42 lead
after three quarters of play.
The Braves hit ten 3-point


shots during the contest
to improve to 12-12 on the
year.
Walton honored the seven
seniors on their squad be-
fore the start of the varsity
contest.
Game Notes: Walton's ju-
nior varsity defeated PDL
56-16. Walton holds an 11-8


record against PDL dating
back to the 1990-91 sea-
son. Jerry Hester is 98-60
in his six years as Walton's
head coach. Walton will face
Northview in the opening
round of the District 1, Class
3A boys basketball tourna-
ment that will be held at
South Walton High School


on Friday, February 8-9.
PDL will travel to Jay to face;
the Royals in the opening
round of the District 1, Class
2A boys basketball tourna-;
ment on Tuesday, February;
5. The Pirates need a win td
square off with top-seeded:
Pensacola Christian in Jay
on Friday, February 8.


Bulldogs defeat Seahawks


By CHUCK HINSON
: Duei to a third quarter,'
20-point explosion and a
21-point opening period, the
Freeport Bulldogs pulled
out a 68-44 win over intrac-
ounty rival South Walton on


Tuesday.
Jamie Goddin led the scor-
ing- drive -for the' Bulldogs-
with 20 points. Jhke Wright
and David Key led the scor-
ing drive for the Seahawks
with 10 points each.
Other scorers for Free-


port included Alex Newkirk
with'17 points; Johnny Mc-
Cormick, 15; Logan Wilburn
and Aaron Kinght with 6


points each; Spencer Mar-
tin, 3; and: Troy Hardester'
with'l point. : ,- .
Other scorers for the


Seahawks included Shane
Seeger with 7 points; Jordan
Colson, 5; Wells Buzzett,
2; and Mason Smith with' 1


point.
Scores per quarter:
FHS 21 13 20 14
SWHS 7 16 10 11


PDL girls drop Baker

41-34 in overtime for

district title


By PATRICK CASEY
The Ponce de Leon Lady
Pirates fought off the flu
and a tenacious Baker Ga-
tors squad as they captured
the District 1, Class 2A
championship with a 41-34
victory in overtime in a con-
test played at Freeport High
School.
PDL (22-5) got 15 points
from senior Maggie Wright
and 10 from center Mary
Howes in defeating the Ga-
tors for the second time this
season.
Baker had tied the game
with 30 seconds left in regu-
lation on a rebound basket
by Samantha Gronberg. The
Gators could manage only
seven points in the final 20
minutes of play and were
shut out in the overtime
frame.
PDL got to the champion-
ship game after battling the
flu and Vernon to a 46-35
decision in the semi-final
round on Friday night.
"I didn't want to play
Mary or Maggie in that one,"
Pirates Head Coach Tim Al-
ford commented. "Vern'on



Walton


played us to 19-18 at the
half, so they had to go and
gave us enough with their
teammates to get the win."
Baker had defeated PDL
58-50 in Baker two weeks
prior to the third showdown
for the district title after
PDL won a 47-41 decision in
December.
The victory gives the Pi-
rates a first round playoff
game at home on Thurs-
day, February 7. PDL will
host Blountstown (11-9) in a
Class 2A contest at 7 p.m.
Game Notes: PDL is now
8-4 in the last 12 meetings
with Baker. PDL has won
four consecutive district ti-
tles, Head Coach Tim Alford
is 277-120 in 13 years at the
helm of the girls varsity pro-
gram. PDL has never faced
Blountstown in a state play-
off game. PDL is 27-13 all-
time in state playoff com-
petition in girls basketball.
A win by the Pirates would
likely set up a rematch from
last year's region final with
Cottondale in the second
round at home on Tuesday,
February 12.



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Sports News & Notes


SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


By PATRICK CASEY
South Walton High
School qualified four wres-
-tlers in last week's district
meet at Panama City Arnold
While finishing seventh as a
team. Howard Young won
the 145-pound weight class
while Jesse Cannon finished
second in the 125-pound


class. JuWayne Tanner took
second in the 285-pound
classification with Billy Da-
vis earning a fourth place
finish in the 135-pound
class.

The Walton boys soccer
team lost a shootout to Tay-
lor County 4-2 after the two


squads.played to a scoreless
tie during regulation and
two overtimes. Beau Rush-
ing and Uriel Baza had
goals in the shootout while
Ben Jones contributed 13
saves. The Braves have
been defeated by the Bull-
dogs in the first round of the
playoffs the last two seasons


after defeating Perry two
years ago.
Eli Manning followed
brother Peyton (Tennes-
see), the 1998 NFF Draddy
Trophy recipient, as Super
Bowl MVP, becoming the
first sibling quarterbacks to
lead their respective teams
to Super Bowl crowns and


to earn MVP laurels. Com-
bined with patriarch Archie
(Ole Miss), the three NFL
standouts have played 27
NFL seasons and passed for
76,000-plus yards.
Florida State will play for
the second year in succes-
sion at Jacksonville Munici-
pal Stadium. The Seminoles


will face Colorado in college
football on Sept. 27, 2008.
The University of'South
Florida will play at Notre
Dame in 2011 for their first-
ever meeting. The Fight-
ing Irish will begin playing
three Big East Conference
schools annually on the
gridiron beginning in 2011.


Bobcats shoot down Seahawks


;By CHUCK HINSON

Paxton wasted no time
,taking care of business on
Thursday evening, when
'they hit the court and put


up 37 points in the first
quarter. South Walton was
only allowed 15.

Zack Vickers and Dan
Geohagan led the scoring


drive for the Bobcats with 14
points each. David Key had
the game-high score for the
Seahawks with 15 points.

Other Paxton scorers in-


cluded: Shaq Jackson with
11 points, Colby Forehand,
9; Demetrius Moore, 6; Mi-
chael Smith and Josh Young
with 4 points each; and
Blake Zessin and Tyler Gar-


rett with 2 points each.
Other Freeport scorers
- included Jordan Colson with
4 points; Jake Wright, 3;
Spencer Martin and Mason
Smith with 2 points each;


and Shane Seeger with 1
point.


Scores per quarter:
PHS 28 9 18
SWHS 10 5 2


11 66
10 27


iPaxton girls win district title


"By PATRICK CASEY
The Paxton Lady Bobcats
held the Central Jaguars to
18 points in capturing their
fourth consecutive District
1, Class A title with a 57-18
home victory.

The Bobcats, who have
not lost a district game dur-
ing the last four seasons, got


14 points from junior Stevie
Davidson and 11 each from
Maryllyn Gilbert and Em-
malee Infinger to improve to
22-5 on the season and earn
a first round home state
playoff game.

Paxton reached the
championship round after
crushing Rocky Bayou 49-12


behind Gilbert's 21 points in
the Friday night semi-final.
The Bobcats are one of the
area's top defensive teams as
they allowed just 31.1 points
per game during the regular
season, then followed that
performance up by allowing
Central and Rocky Bayou to
total only 30 points against
the Bobcats defense in two


games.

Paxton will host
Graceville in the first round
of the Class A playoffs. The
two squads know each other
well. Paxton defeated the
Tigers 44-39 in Cottondale a
week before Christmas and
knocked the Tigers out of
the playoffs last season with


a 49-40 first-round home
victory.

Game Notes: Paxton is
23-3 against Central in
the last 26 meetings. The
Lady Bobcats have won 11
straight games. Paxton is
3-0 versus Graceville in the
state basketball playoffs.
Paxton is 27-11 all-time in


state playoff competition in
girls basketball. Herb Had-
dock is in his 11th season as
head coach and has a 225-74
record while at the school. A
win over the Tigers would
likely set up a rematch of
last year's region final be-
tween Paxton and Malone
on Tuesday, February 12, in
Paxton in the second round.


Freeport boys hand Paxton second loss


By PATRICK CASEY
Jamey Goddin scored 36
points as the Freeport Bull-
dogs handed the Paxton
Bobcats their second loss of
the season with a 71-62 deci-
sion in Freeport last week.
Goddin, who is the Area
5 leading scorer, tallied 36
points despite playing with
four fouls for a good part of
the contest. The Bulldogs
attacked the Bobcats by
trapping their ball-handlers




Freepor
By PATRICK CASEY
The Baker Gators raced
to a 13-3 lead after one pe-
riod of play, then held off
the Freeport Lady Bulldogs
over the final three quarters
as they recorded a 51-36 vic-
tory in the semi-finals of the
District 1, Class 2A tourna-
ment.
The Bulldogs, who hosted
the tournament, could not
make up for a 26-11 half-
time deficit as Joslyn King
led the way with 12 points.
'scored seven points apiece,
but the Gators used their
Size to keep Freeport from


HALEYPAULK
WDE Student
*of the Month
for January
Haley Paulk has been
'chosen as West DeFuniak
Elementary's Student of
ithe Month for January. Ha-
:ley is a fifth grade student
'in Pam Beck's class. She is
the 10-year-old daughter of
;Steve and Beth Paulk. She
has two sisters, Lee and
Lynn and her "hero" papa,
Bert Hill. Haley has many
hobbies including her love
for basketball.
Her favorite subjects in
school are reading and writ-
ing, and she hopes to become
a writing teacher when she
grows up. She enjoys watch-
ing wrestling any oplortu-
nity she has. She has a dog,
Smokey. Congratulations to
Haley on her accomplish-
ment at WDE.


and forcing 22 -turnovers
that led to several easy bas-
kets. Logan Wilburn and
Aaron Knight contributed
11 points apiece as the Bull-
dogs improved to 15-10 on
the year with the win.

Paxton (21-2) had defeat-
ed the Bulldogs twice earlier
in the season, but could not
connect from the perimeter
and battled foul trouble with
their top scorers throughout


the contest.
Zack Vickers managed
17 points while Colby Fore-
hand and Demetrius Moore
scored 12 apiece for Paxton,
but the Bobcats missed 46
shots on the night in los-
ing on Freeport's floor for
the second time this season.
Paxton lost to Centennial
60-54 in the Freeport boys'
tournament final on Decem-
ber 28, a night that saw the
Bobcats struggle with turn-


overs and outside shooting
that night as well.
Freeport committed only
14 turnovers as the Bobcats
struggled to stop penetra-
tion by Goddin and team-
mates on the night. The
Bulldogs hit 28-of-54 shots
from the floor to go with
13-of-24 shooting from the
free throw line.

Freeportf. wound up the
No. 2-seed in their district


girls fall to Baker 51-36


getting many second-chance
opportunities.
Alyssa Horn scored 12
points while Chelsea Comb-
est added 11 in leading the
Gators to their third win of
the season over the Bull-
dogs.
Baker (14-8) lost to PDL
41-34 in overtime on Satur-
day and will travel to Cot-
tondale on Thursday for a
game with the Hornets, who


are one of the top teams in
the region.
The loss ended the season
for the Bulldogs as well as
the careers of seniors Kay-
cee Jones, Lora King and
Nicole Dykes, who played
their final game in front of
their home crowd.
Game Notes: Freeport
is now 4-18 against Baker,
dating back to the 1997-98
season. Freeport ended the


year with a 13-11 record,
their third straight winning
season under Mike Myrick.
Myrick completed his ninth
season as head coach and
holds a 86-144 mark at
the school. Nicole Dykes
wrapped up her career at
Freeport with 1,168 career
points scored in four years
of play with the varsity.


while Paxton won theirs
this season.
Game Notes: Freeport
and Paxton have split their
last 22 meetings. Freeport
will travel to Jay to play the
winner of the Baker-Vernon
game on Friday, "February
8, at 6 p.m., in the open-
ing round of the District 1,
Class 2A boys. basketball


tournament. The Bulldogs
have won the district the
last two years. Paxton will
travel to Laurel Hill to play
the East Hill-Central win-
ner at 6 p.m. on Friday,
February 8 in the District 1,
Class A tournament. Paxton
last won their district tour-
nament in 2003-04 when
they hosted the event.


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Thursday- February 7
South Walton at Freeport Softball 4 p.m.
Bonifay Middle School Softball at PDL 4 p.m.
P.C. Bay Softball.at Walton 5 p.m.
Walton Girls Basketball at Chipley 7 p.m.
Graceville at Paxton Girls Basketball 7 p.m.
Blountstown at PDL Girls Basketball 7 p.m.

Friday- February 8
South Walton Wrestling at Palm Coast Matanzas Regional
Paxton at Freeport Softball 4:30/6 p.m.
Paxton Boys vs East Hill or Central Boys Basketball at
Laurel Hill 6 p.m.
Freeport Boys Basketball vs Baker or Vernon at Jay 6
p.m.
Northview Boys vs Walton Basketball at South Walton 6
p.m.
Pensacola Catholic Boys at South Walton Basketball 7:30
p.m.
PDL-Jay Boys Basketball Winner vs Pensacola Christian
at Jay 7:30 p.m.

Saturday- February 9
South Walton Wrestling at Palm Coast Matanzas Regional
Gulf Coast CC at OWC Women's Basketball 5:30 p.m.
District 1, Class A Boys Basketball Final at Laurel Hill 7
p.m.
District 1, Class 2A Boys Basketball Final at Jay 7 p.m.
District 1, Class 3A Boys Basketball Final at South Wal-
ton 7 p.m.
Gulf Coast CC at OWC Men's Basketball 7:30 p.m.

Monday- February 11
PDL Middle School at Paxton Softball (DH) 4 p.m.
Walton Softball at Altha 5 p.m.

Tuesday- February 12
Paxton Softball at Freeport Middle School
(DH) 4 p.m.
Bethlehem Middle School Softball at PDL (DH) 4 p.m.
Freeport Middle School Baseball at Seaside 4/5 p.m.










THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 PAGE 11-B

OWC science seminar on landscape ecology


The Okaloosa-Walton
College (OWC) science de-
partment will hold a free
seminar on Friday, Feb. 15
from 11 a.m. to noon in the
college's Robert E. Greene,
Jr. Science building on the


Niceville campus in the
main lecture hall. John
Waldron, of the University
of West Florida, will speak
on themes and applications
in landscape ecology.
Waldron is an Assistant


Professor of Environmental
Studies at the UWF Emer-
ald Coast campus, where he
is responsible for teaching,
research, and coordination,
of the BS program in envi-
ronmental studies. He holds


a PhD and master's degree
in geography as well as de-
grees in anthropology. Be-
fore coming to UWF, Wal-
dron spent two years as a
postdoctoral research asso-
ciate investigating dynamic


Taste the Bayou for OWCCS


Join Okaloosa-Walton
Child Care Services for an
evening of delicious food and
fun at their 12th Annual
Fare For Child Care, "Taste
of the Bayou" and Charity
Auction on Friday, March 7,
at Okaloosa Walton College
in Niceville, Building K.

This event, sponsored
by Peoples National Bank,
features a number of the


area's restaurants present-
ing samples of their special
delicacies.

Special music provided
by Rudolph Applewhite (Ca-
ribbeanaires) with a guest
appearance by the Emerald
Coast Blues Brothers.
The silent charity 'auc-
tion features a trip to "At-
lantis" in the Bahamas,
autographed sports memo-


rabilia, vacation getaways,
golf packages, fishing trips
and more.

Tickets are available at
participating restaurants
and Child Care Services' of-
fices in Fort Walton Beach
and DeFuniak Springs, Wil-
son Minger Centur y 21 in
Niceville, Beacon Resorts on
Okaloosa Island, and Child
Care Services at Uptown


Station. Advance tickets
are $12 for adults and $5
for children 5-8. Tickets will
be $15 at the door the day
of the event. For more infor-
mation, call Tricia Hock at
Child Care Services, (850)
833-9330. All proceeds ben-
,efit Child Care Services, a
nonprofit agency serving
children and families in
Okaloosa and Walton Coun-
ties.


modeling and spatial analy-
sis of forest restoration fol-
lowing infestation by the
southern pine beetle. His
publications have appeared
in Southeastern Geogra-
pher, Restoration Ecology,
Applied Vegetation Science,
and Geografiska Annaler.

Part of the OWC monthly
series, Science, Technology,
and Society, the event is
open to the public. Future
seminars in the free Sci-
ence, Technology, and So-
ciety series will be March
21 and April 18 at OWC.
Topics include: March 21,


Dr. Roger Adams, a retired
OWC biology professor and
current OWC adjunct lec-
turer, who will speak on the
genetics of rabbit breeding;
and April 18, Dr. Jennifer
Beauregard, professor of
Earth Science at Tallahas-
see Community College,
who will speak about volca-
noes.


Groups are encouraged
to call ahead to ensure
seating. For more informa-
tion contact the OWC Sci-
ence Depart- ment office at
729-5376.


SOUTH WALTON HIGH SCHOOL is proud to announce our Super Seahawks for the
month of February. Mark Ewing, Principal, awarded certificates to freshmen Claudia Gor-
dillo and Tanner Dalton, sophomores Sarah Logan and Margarito Cedillo, juniors Jas-
mine Carroll and Jacob Waites, seniors Cassie Thum and Jessie Senn, anrd athletes Taylor
Griffith and David Key. Pictured (left to right): Claudia Gordillo, Tanner Dalton, Sarah
Logan, Margarito Cedillo, David Key, Jasmine Carroll, Taylor Griffith and Cassie Thum.
Not pictured: Jacob Waites and Jesse Senn Photo by Barb Stratton, SWHS


AREA FIVE GIRLS

BASKETBALL STATS
As of January 31, 2008


Name
Nicole Dykes
Mary Howes
Maryllyn Gilbert
Taylor Griffith
Betsy Stevenson
Jennifer Grant


CIERRAPRATER
I-*


WDE Student of
the Month for
December
Cierra Prater was chosen
as West DeFuniak Elemen-
tary's Student of the Month
for December.
Cierra is a fifth grade stu-
dent in Steve Stephenson's
class. She is the 10-year-old
daughter of Kevin and Lisa
Prater, Cierra loves school
and writing is her favor-
ite subject. She also enjoys
sports. Congratulations to
Cierra.



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- PDL
PAX
SW
WAL
PDL


PTS
:355
176
322
300
296
260


Free Throw Shooting (Min. 48 Att.)
Name School
Maryllyn Gilbert PAX
Ashlee Parson PDL
Stevie Davidson PAX
Taylor Griffith SW
Hillary Harper PDL
Shelby Rushing WAL
Gypsy Griffin PDL
Vikki Pepper PAX


Team Free Throw Shooting
FT/FTA
Paxton 196/297
PDL 332/559
South Walton 352/632
Walton 190/342
Freeport 167/365


Team Records
Paxton
PDL
South Walton
Freeport
Walton


,AVG
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13t5
13.4
11.5
10.6
10.0


FT/FTA
46/61
46/62
:34/48
38/56
54/81
36/55
74/114
43/67


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dents of the Month pictured left to right, 8th grade Kyleigh
Blain, 7th grade Dylan Moulton, and 6th grade Hannah
Hart.

BOYS BASKETBALL

STATS
As of January 30, 2008


High

School

Basketball

Scores

Monday- January 28
Freeport 71
Paxton Boys 62

Tuesday- January 29
Walton -69
PDL Boys 55


Paxton Boys
Bethlehem


AVG
75%
74
71
68
67
65
65
64


AVG
66%
59,
56
56
46


22-5
22-5
19-7
13-11
14-14


Team Defense: Pts Per Game Avg.
Paxton 31.1
South Walton 38.1
PDL 39.8
Freeport 46.8
Walton 48.9


Freeport Boys 68
South Walton 44

Thursday- January 31
Paxton Boys 66
South Walton 27

Freeport Boys 82
Rocky Bayou 41

Friday- February 1
Walton Girls 50 OT
South Walton 49


PDL Girls 46
Vernon 35


Paxton Girls
Rocky Bayou

Baker Girls
Freeport


Baker Boys 80 20T
South Walton 74

Saturday- February 2
Pen. Catholic 49
Walton Girls 39


PDL Girls 41
Baker 34


Paxton Girls
Central


Name
Jamey Goddin
Shaq Jackson
Zack Vickers
Tarell Bramlet
Alex Newkirk
Aaron Knight
Johnny McCormick
Demetrius Moore


School
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PAX
PAX
WAL
FRE
FRE
FRE
PAX -


PTS
554
378
340
316
328
326
278
250


AVG
21.3
15.1
13.6
13.2
12.6
12.5
10.7
10.0


Free Throw Shooting (Min. 48 Att.)
Name School FT/FTA
Colby Forehand PAX '47/64
Jamey Goddin FRE 125/177
Shaq Jackson PAX 65/101
Tarell Bramlet WAL 76/122


Team Free Throw Shooting
FT/FTA
Paxton 265/425
Freeport 270/449
Walton 224/384
PDL 203/378
South Walton 240/477


Team Records
Paxton
Freeport
Walton
PDL
South Walton.


AVG
73%
71
64
62


AVG
62%
60
58
54
50


23-2
17-10
12-12
8-17
4-22


Team Offense: Pts Per Game Avg.
Paxton 65.8
Freeport 63.8
Walton 55.8
PDL 52.4
South Walton 46.2







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tunity to get an opening for another Lady Pirate score. The
Pirates beat Vernon in district play, 46-35.


FREEPORT'S LORA KING takes aim at the goal for a
possible two-point shot. The Braves lost in the district play-
off to Baker, 51-36.


PA,'TON'S SH.4Q JACKSON puts up the three-point
during their garm against Freeport. The. Bobcats fell to the
Butlldogs by nint, points.


WALTON'S TARELL BR.4ILET breaks free of the
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SCHOOL
Students claim ha-
rassment by school
authorities. 1-A


SHERIFF
FACES
INVESTIGATION
Complaint to elec-
tions commish found


sufficient"


to inquire. 1-A


MEADOWS
SUGGESTS
RECYCLING
SURVEY


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vey would seek
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WALTON
VOTER
TURNOUT
LOWER THAN
STATE
AVERAGE
Herald Breeze
wraps up Presiden-
tial Primary Elec-
tion. 7-A


IN THE
PRINCIPAL'S
OFFICE
At Freeport ele-
mentary and middle
schools. 1-A


SUPER BOWL
SUNDAY
Find out how some
south Walton resi-
dents spent the day.
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INVOLVED IN
FATAL
ACCIDENT
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his associate Dale Arrowood wooed audiences with spectacular demonstrations of the birds' strength and grace. Photo by
Jeffrey Powell (See story page 12-A)



Neighborhood plan ordinance


up for consideration


By DOTTY NIST
A proposed ordinance
would make it an easier
procedure for some neigh-
borhoods in Walton County
to create their own overlay
plans for purposes of pres-
ervation and protection of
neighborhood character.
The ordinance is sched-
uled for its second public
hearing at the Feb. 12 Wal-


ton County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) meet-
ing.
Neighborhood plans are
not new to Walton County.
The existing Walton County
Comprehensive Plan allows
communities within Neigh-
borhood Planning Area
(NPA) land-use classifica-
tions to create these overlay
plans.


The stated purpose for the proposed ordinance
is to allow neighborhood plans, once created, to be
approved as part of the Walton County Land De-
velopment Code rather than being adopted into
the comprehensive plan, a more cumbersome pro-
cedure.
Citizens develop these county planners.
plans for their community
with some assistance from See ORDINANCE 2-C


Driftwood

owners

continuing

fight for-

road

access
By DOTTY.NIST
Residents of the Drift-
wood Estates subdivision.
are appealing an Oct. 17,
2007 Walton County Circuit
Court order in a matter in-
volving a former access road
to their property.
The petitioners, Greater
Driftwood Estates Hom-
eowners' Association, and
Samuel Osborne, an indi-
vidual owner of property in
Driftwood Estates, have ap-
pealed the circuit court deci-
sion to an appeals court.
For several years resi-
dents in this horseshoe-
shaped subdivision north of
Sandestin have sought relief
from stormwater drainage
problems as development of
new interior phases of the
subdivision has proceeded,
although Walton County is
currently issuing no permits
for building in these phases.
Since 2006, the homeown-
ers have also sought a legal
remedy to their situation
of having only one road ac-
cess in and out of Driftwood
Estates, Harborview Road.
Residents have complained
that this road, their one
access, is subject to flood-
ing during heavy rains and
storm surges.
The Driftwood Estates
property was originally part
of the Sandestin develop-

See ACCESS 2-C


Helen McCall Park improvements discussed


By JEFFREY POWELL
"This park could be a jew-
el .for .south Walton," said
Landscape Architect Gary
Warner. "You already have
a good start with what you
have in place."
Warner and his associates
addressed approximately 20
people on Wednesday, Jan.
30, at what was the second
of three meetings designed
to allow public input into fu-
ture plans for Helen McCall
Park located on Moll Drive
'in Santa Rosa Beach. The
meeting took place at the
South Walton Courthouse
.Annex.
The team presented three
conceptual renderings de-
signed to allow citizens to
visualize how the park could
look in the future. All of the
concepts showed vast im-
provements to the facility,
including larger fields for
soccer and/or football, walk-
ing trails, improved conces-
sion structure and skate
park. A swimming pool,
gymnasium and several
other amenities are still to
be discussed.
One hurdle the team had
to contend with was an area
of wetlands on the 30-acre
parcel. Each of the concepts
encroached upon the area
with the largest estimate
of encroachment at close to
two acres.
"Our philosophy is not


GLATTING JACKSON LANDSCSPE ARCHITECT Gary Warner addresses a group of citizens concerning upcoming
improvements to Helen McCall park. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


to impact the wetlands,"
said District 5 County Com-
missioner Cindy Meadows.
Meadows was joined at the
meeting by County Admin-


istrator Ronnie Bell, along
with other county staff and
planners.
"This is a good project.
The commissioners have


put a lot of time and effort
into this park," said Walton
County Senior Planner Ja-
son Bryan. "The south part
of the county is in need of


this type of facility."
A final concept will go
before the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners for approval.


"legally


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NW Florida restaurateurs

have golden touch


Three restaurants in
Northwest Florida were hon-
ored with Florida Trend's
coveted Golden Spoon
Award at a recent award
dinner and reception, noted
as the best dinner served in
Florida this year's dinner
was hosted by Side Bern's
Steak House in Tampa.
The deserving award re-


cipients from Northwest
Florida are Bud and Al-
ley's'in Seaside, Zampieri's
Harbor Grille in Destin
and Jackson's in Pensacola.
Florida Trend's Restaurant
Editor, Robert Tolf, pub-
lishes this yearly top twenty
list, and is the equivalent to
winning the "Oscar" in the
entertainment industry:


THE INLET BEACH community on the southeastern end of Walton County was the first in the county to develop and
obtain approval of a neighborhood plan. A proposed ordinance is aimed at making it easier for other communities to put
similar plans in place. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


ORDINANCE FROM FRONT


Several communities are
now working on neighbor-
hood plans, and one area,
Inlet Beach, developed and
obtained approval of a full-
fledged neighborhood plan
a number of years ago. In-
let Beach's neighborhood
plan put a limit on building
density and set the limit for
height of most new build-
ings at three stories, slight-
ly lower than the four-story,
50-foot height limit now in
effect for the county as a
whole.
The stated purpose for
the proposed ordinance is to
allow neighborhood plans,
once created, to be approved
as part of the Walton Coun-
ty Land Development Code
rather than being adopted
into the comprehensive
plan, a more cumbersome
procedure.
When the neighborhood
plan ordinance was consid-
ered at the Walton County
Planning Commission level
in December 2007, some at-
tendees advocated setting a
specific percentage of prop-
erty owners in the affected
area that would be required
for approval of a neighbor-
hood plan. Currently this is
not a requirement; approval
or ,denial of neighborhood
plans is by authority of the
BCC in public session.
As a result of the percent-
age requirement suggestion,
the planning commission
recommended a require-


ACCESS F


ment of regional impact
(DRI) development order
approved in 1976. Then in
1979, the county approved
a separate plat for the de-
velopment of Driftwood
Estates. This plat included
a 60-foot right of way then
known' as Driftwood Drive,
which provided access to
the Driftwood subdivision
through the Sandestin prop-
erty.

On May 10, 1988, ac-
cording to the minutes of
the .Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC),. Driftwood Drive was
officially abandoned and
closed at the request of a
representative of Sandestin
Bay Estates, Inc., resulting
in the severing of this road
connection between Sandes-
tin and Driftwood Estates.
In August 1988, accord-
ing to testimony provided
by Walton County, Sand-
estin Bay Estates filed a
plat for Bay Villas which
reflected the abandonment
of Driftwood Drive that had
occurred several month ear-
lier, and that plat was sub-
sequently approved by the
county.
For several years Drift-
wood homeowners have
sought a BCC hearing at
which an explanation would
be provided of the procedure
by which Driftwood Drive
was closed 18 years earlier.
Residents have raised ques-
tions about a May 4, 1988
meeting at which, according
to Walton County, an agree-
ment was reached between
Sandestin Bay Estates and
the county regarding the


ment of at least 75-percent
favorable property owner
vote for approval of neigh-
borhood plans.
At the first BCC public
hearing on the ordinance on
Jan. 8, Walton County Plan-
ning Manager Lois La Seur
commented that, accord-
ing to her research, most
ordinances of this nature
in Florida do not include a
property-owner percentage
for approval. She said she
found only two ordinances
in the state with this re-
quirement.
Blue Mountain Beach
resident Susan Lucas
brought up the problem
of the difficulty of getting
property owners to respond
for a decision on a neighbor-
hood plan. She suggested a
66-percent approval thresh-
old as "doable," or alternate-
ly, a 75-percent threshold of
a response of at least 51 per-
cent. Lucas also urged that
the percentage required for
changes to a neighborhood
plan be the same percentage
as required for approval.
Blue Mountain Beach
resident Emmett Hildreth
disagreed on the sugges-
tion for a 75-percent-of-51-
percent favorable response
threshold. With many own-
ers living out of state, "a
very few people could make
Sthe decision," he argued.
Hildreth was of the opin-
ion that with a threshold of
less than 75 percent of prop-


erty owners signifying ap-
proval, "you're asking for a
war."
Bill Bard, growth man-
agement chair for the South
Walton Community Council
(SWCC), commented that
the SWCC "supports neigh-
borhood plans wholeheart-
edly."
Bard was not in favor of
requiring a vote by prop-
erty owners for approval of
neighborhood plans, instead
calling for county commis-
sioners to make these deci-
sions in public session with
input from citizens and
property owners.. Requiring
a 75-percent approval. by
property owners would ren-
der "the entire process inef-
fective," he remarked.
"Most of the state doesn't
do it that way," Bard added.
Bard was also in favor of
extending the use of neigh-
borhood plans to areas other
than those in the NPA land
use classification.
District 5 Commissioner
Cindy Meadows noted that
the idea for the proposed or-
dinance had been to "make
the neighborhood plan pro-
cess viable" by adopting
these plans into the land de-
velopment code rather than
the comprehensive plan, the
latter being a more difficult
process.
Alan Ficarra was in favor,
of a vote by property owners
but thought a 75-percent
approval among 100 percent
of property owners would
make the neighborhood plan
process more cumbersome
than what currently exists.


'ROM FRONT


abandonment. No record of
this meeting appears in the
BCC's minutes. The home-
owners have also questioned
whether the county complied
with Florida statutes in ap-
proving the Bay Villas plat,
which showed the Driftwood
Drive abandonment.
In 2006, the homeowners
petitioned in Walton County
Circuit Court for a writ of
mandamus, with the goal
of compelling the county
to hold a public hearing to
determine whether Florida
statutes were followed in
the above action 18 years
earlier.'
In October 2007, Wal-
ton County Circuit Judge
W. Howard LaPorte denied
the homeowners' petition
for writ of mandamus, stat-
ing, in part, "There is...no
indisputable legal duty on
behalf of the County which
would require such hear-
ing be conducted....Under
the approach suggested by
the Petitioners, no finality
could ever be achieved from
the decision of the Board of
County Commissioners in
that each and every decision
would be subject to a man-
dated hearing to continually
review past decisions."
LaPorte further stated
that the petitioners had an
available remedy with re-
gard to the abandonment
that they had failed to exer-
cise, in that they could have
petitioned through a "writ of
certiorari" 18 years ago for
a review of the Bay Villas
plat approval or the actual
road abandonment, both
quasi-judicial proceedings.
"Review of a quasi-judicial


proceeding of a local gov-
ernment board is through
certiorari and must be insti-
tuted within 30 days of the
issuance of the decision,"
LaPorte wrote.
It was the judge's opinion
that it had been the BCC
resolution prior to the accep-
tance of the Bay Villas plat
that accomplished the road
abandonment, not the plat
approval. "Section 336.10,
Florida Statutes (1987) set
forth the procedures to close
a road and it appears those
procedures and require-
ments were followed," La
Porte concluded.
The petitioners, subse-
quently requested a rehear-
ing of their case, which
LaPorte denied in Novem-
ber 2007.
They have appealed the
denial of their writ of man-
damus petition to the Dis-
trict Court of Appeal for
Florida's First District in
Tallahassee.

It is not certain whether
the appeals court will hear
the case. That court has in-
dicated that it is "unclear"
whether the appellants'
motion for rehearing was
submitted within the time
period required by law, and
the court may therefore
consider the appeal as "un-
timely," with sanctions pos-
sibly to include dismissal of
the appeal without further
opportunity for the appel-
lants to be heard. A decision
on the matter is to be made
in the light of input from the
homeowners stating why
their appeal should not be
dismissed on this basis.


He favored the threshold of
a 75-percent favorable vote
from a 51-percent response
from property owners.
Some residents at the
Jan. 8 hearing were fear-
ful that neighborhood plans
would negatively impact
their property rights. Blue
Mountain Beach homeown-
er Sherry Rayborn warned
that such plans would "open
the door" to the creation of
too many nonconforming
uses in built-out areas.
"I'm asking for an opt-out
in my neighborhood," Ray-
born added.
How opt-outs would be
accomplished has not been
determined, but Meadows
later said she thought they
should be a possibility for
owners of property in the
outskirts of those covered by
neighborhood plans.
The second public hear-
ing on the ordinance is
scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tues-
day, Feb. 12. A decision on
the ordinance may be made
at that time. The meeting is
to take place at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex.
Information on the neigh-
borhood plan ordinance
is available by calling the
Walton County Planning
Department at 267-1955.


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SCommissioner looking


i for recycling input


By JEFFREYPOWELL
District 5 County Com-
missioner Cindy Meadows is
asking for citizens through-
out the county to partici-
pate in an upcoming survey
concerning recycling. Much
has been said, both for and
against, the blue bag pro-
gram currently in use. After
a recent trip to the Walton
County Landfill, Meadows
saw firsthand the difficulties
of recycling items that have
been placed into a garbage
truck with or without a blue
bag. The blue bag program
involves residents placing
recyclable items into the
bags to help expedite those


"GREEN SIDE UP!" Friends of Eden volunteers put in a hard morning re-laying several
thousand square feet of sod rooted up by the "Hogzilla gang" this past Tuesday.




Hogzilla vandalizes



Eden Gardens


items being sorted by coun-
ty inmates at the landfill.
Meadows suggested us-
ing the survey at the Jan.
22 Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC) meeting to, gauge
what citizens are wanting
and willing to do concern-
ing their recyclable items.
The other board members
unanimously agreed to the
suggestion.
"This will be a county-
wide survey, we want as
much response as possible,"
Meadows said. "We are hop-
ing to bring public aware-
ness of recycling to the fore-
front."


Once the wording of the:
survey has been completed,
citizens can expect to par-
ticipate in one of four ways.
The survey will be released
to local newspapers, a copy
can be seen on the official
Walton County website
www.co.walton.fl.us, a copy
can be picked up at BCC
meetings, or at Meadows' of-
fice at 90 Spires Lane, suite
7A in Santa Rosa Beach. The
survey will likely -be ready'
for distribution around Feb.
18.
"This is a learning pro-
cess for everybody involved,"
Meadows said.


By JACKELLIOTT
When Friends of Eden
volunteers arrived for their
weekly stints of grounds
keeping duties this past
Tuesday, they were greeted
by a scene of destruction.
During the night a herd of
wild hogs had invaded the
stately ground of Eden Gar-
dens State Park rooting up
gardens and grounds.
Several thousand square
feet of new sod recently laid
under the massive live oaks


in front of the mansion, was
ripped up by the foraging
pigs. Gardens on the west-
ern fringe of the park were
similarly rooted up with
some damage to recently
transplanted camellias and
other greenery.
Evidence suggests the
vandals approached and ex-
ited Eden Gardens from the
west. State Park officials
brought in Federal Wildlife
staff to apprehend and relo-
cate the herd, but after two


nights of surveillance it ap-
pears the herd has left the
area.
"Hopefully for Okaloosa
County," quipped Ground
Chairman, Wayne Carlisle,
who explained the park
hadn't been damaged by
wild pigs in the past.
A hard morning of work
by the small army of volun-
teers managed to re-lay the
disturbed sod and Eden Gar-
dens is once again a show
place of southern gentility.


A RECYCLING OPTION Walton County residents currently have is using one of the
many trailers throughout the area like this one in Point Washington. (Photo by Jeffrey Pow-'
ell)



Sather named manager at WaterColor


THIS IS THE FIRST time in his experience wild hogs have damaged the grounds at
Eden Gardens says grounds chairman Wayne Carlisle. Photos by Jack Elliott


WAILuLN' eCouNTY SNJ\OWBIRDS
By NANCYA. GEHRKE

Happy Valentine's Day all Snowbird lovers! Hope all have found something special to-
do on the big day, to celebrate the love and the longevity of that love, with someone who
makes you smile.
The last day to obtain the title of a Walton County Snowbird is this Monday, February
11, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Faith Assembly Hall on Geronimo Street, behind the Miramar
Post Office. Some activities are filled; others welcome new attendance.
Anyone with plans to use the storage facilities till next winter's arrival, must have a
paid membership by the date above. Affordable Storage is the name of the place on Sugar
Drive, and the proprietors there are not privy to dates of collections, so file this article in
an important place and/or access our web site to keep all information handy www.walton-
countysnowbirds.com. The collection dates for the balance of the season are Wednesday,
February 27, and every Friday in March, 3 to 4 p.m. Don Gehrke is the volunteer coordi-
nator, 837-9937. Pay for the storage use at the time of drop off based on the kinds of items
for safekeeping. Dates of next year's pickups will be published on the web site in the near
future.
The ladies luncheon on the Feb. 20 and the Biloxi casino trip on the 21 are sold out.
Enjoy an opportunity to get some nice items via a drawing, proceeds going to Sacred Heart
Hospital. Also, a cash bar will be on hand.
A dinner dance is being held at the Lucky Snapper, on Monday, February 18, 5 p.m.
cocktails, 6 p.m. appetizer/dinner buffet, and 7 p.m. music provided by Sticks and Stones.
Call Al Francis, 654-7716 or purchase tickets at the last registration gathering or at the
general meeting.
SThe February General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Sandestin
Links Conference Center, 10 a.m. There'll be dancing in the aisles with music provided by
"Tall Cotton," a 7-piece band from Valparaiso in addition to a short business meeting and
abundant gifts from local vendors. Purchase original art from the Snowbird Artists who
meet every Tuesday, creating masterpieces. They will have a display set up.
Thursday, February 21, at the Beach Retreat Clubhouse, 2:30, is where Valerie Beall,
837-8624, will lead a discussion of "The Other Bolyn Girl" by Phillippa Gregory. Call to get
information.
Three more opportunities under the tutelage of Dr. David Ott in music appreciation can
be had on the three remaining Mondays in February, 12:30 to 1:30 at the Destiny Worship
Center, behind Taco Bell. Not only will the classics be shared, but also the political and
cultural atmosphere at the time of the composition will be discussed.
The Singles have numerous activities for the remainder of the month. Check the afore-
mentioned web site for details. Included in their social gatherings are a car pool to Apala-
chicola, Valentine cocktail party, lunch out, dinner out following the Philharmonic's "Car-
men and Scheherazade", NFSO food and wine tasting, and maybe a few surprises.
Charlie Johnson is in town and welcomes musicians to 'jam.' Give him a call at 837-4700,
extension 6912.
Space limits details of ongoing events, so we would encourage everyone to check the web
site for those specifics. Included in that publication are bowling, bridge, euchre, mah jongg,
computer classes, exercise for seniors, tennis, golf, snowbird singers, creative writing, dis-
cussion group, ballroom dancing, line dancing, and tennis. There's a lot going on in the
Walton County Snowbird organization and we want you to be well informed, challenged,
and anything but idle.
Before I bid you adieu for this week, let's give kudos to a hole-in-one top dog. This hap-
pened during Tuesday's January 29th league play at the Golf Garden, hole No. 9. Russ
Tarbell, hat's off to you for that accomplishment.
Stay well, friends. Smiles and laughter aid the health factor.
Nancy A. Gehrke, information officer of the Walton County Snowbirds, 837-9937,
nagehrke@yahoo.com


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House Hotels & Resorts an-
nounces the appointment
of Eric Sather to general
manager of its newest prop-
erty in its collection, the
WaterColor Inn and Resort
on' northwest Florida's Gulf
Coast.
SBringing over 20 years
of hotel and vacation home
ownership experience to
the position, Sather will be
responsible for all facets
of daily operations of the
beachside resort, overseeing
the 60-room WaterColor Inn
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makes him the perfect gen- ,
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property. We're thrilled to
have him on board leading
the WaterColor team," said
Noble House President Greg
Champion.


Sather received his Bach-
elor of Science degree from
Trinity University in San
Antonio, TX. He has served
as a mber of the board of
directors' for the Colorado
Hotel &, Lodging Associa-
tion' as well as on commit-
tees with the International
Association of Conference
Centers Sather resides in
Santia:1sa Beach with his
wife, Dia, and their two chil-
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With all the
primaries taking
place throughout
the country and all
the mud-slinging
that is being aired
on television, is it
the issues we as a
nation are truly
concerned with, or
is it just good
entertainment?
Some say that since
the writers' strike,
it is more of a
source of
enjoyment, than of
concern.

"He said that I looked
like I wanted to cry!" "The
former governor has no
experience in terrorists
dealings!" I have to be the
next president, I have all
the endorsements!"
That has been the war
chants of the Democratic
and Republican party
presidential hopefuls over
the past two or three
months, and it will only get
worse. From name-calling
and finger-pointing, to
learning a new language to
talk with the minorities,
the candidates i "n'both
parties have begun their
"serious" campaigning, or
what I like to refer to as
their "Oscar-nominee
performances." ,c
Both parties have been
neck-and-neck in their
campaigns and in the
results that have led up to
the latest voting. We have
seen the hopefuls cry,
shout, dance, speak slang,
praise and worship, smile,
frown, avoid each other and


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all together, act like they
had already started
redecorating the White
House.
But as a nation, are we
watching them to hear
their views and plans for
the nation if they are
elected, or do we watch the
debates and results like
many do when they watch
NASCAR? You are just
waiting to see a crash and
burn?
With the writer's strike
still in full swing and no
hopeful end to the
arguments, it has provided
the perfect platform for
political debates and
viewership. You want to
hear them and their ideas,
but you also watch in
anticipation of who will
push the envelope too far
and start a cat fight behind
the podium and in front of
millions of viewers.
Speech writers for the
candidates have had their
hands full trying to outwit
.othera:opponents with their :
-"comments.' 'Fbrom side-
stepping questions from the
press, to causing a
diversion with personal
crises, the writers have
stepped off the studio lots,
right on to the politicians'
private jets.

Once again, are the
debates, town meetings and
public appearances just a
form of entertainment for a


country that is starved for
"new material and punch
lines?" Do we want
someone in the White
House that is considered to
be a beauty pageant
winner as they have been
referred to by several press
agents and networks?
Like trying to get the
popular vote for
homecoming queen, or
most popular in a school
contest, the candidates
have become more than
just politicians, they are
actors. Not only are they
trying to win the votes of
Americans, but are also
trying to steal our hearts.
What a great Valentine's
Day gift!

Stylists, speech writers,
custom designers, press
secretaries and other
means of "help," rival those
movie stars that are
getting ready to appear on
the movie set. No longer
does the candidate appear
at a function with just a
press secretary and spouse.
now the entourage is in tow
and all the essentials to
make the candidate "look
presentable."
Oh goodness, let's not
break a nail, candidates!
With the added support
of many celebs gone
political, Hollywood has
gotten more and more
involved. With Obama on
Letterman and Oprah, they


are now considered not only
politicians, but actors.
Thanks to Ronald
Reagan, it is cool to shoot a
picture and then shoot
down a bill in the house.
CNN, FOX News,
MSNBC, CBS, ABC and
even HGTV, have clamped
on and held tight for the
ride as hundreds of millions
of dollars are being shelled
out by the candidates and
parties for ad space and
commercials on their
networks. They are gearing
up and settling down for a
long year of top advertising
sells, due to the
presidential campaigns.
As the year progresses
and more and more mud-
slinging, name-calling and
back-biting is displayed on
the air and in print from
the presidential candidates
and the respective parties,
it will take the American
voter time to weigh out all
the options. The voters
must absorb the campaign
ads, hear the various
debates, discard the rumors
and accusations, and focus
on what really matters, be
it black or white, male or
female, democratic or
republican.
Long before the 24-hour
coverage of every move of a
candidate was recorded for
Sour '-.amsement -. and-
entertaib~ntnt, it -c ame
down to .meting them on
the courthouse steps or
seeing them on the back of
a train caboose to hear
their individual platforms.
With the way this year has
already begun to unfold,
maybe it is' time to return
to the "good old days," and
focus on what reaaly
matters, the welfare of our
nation.


Musie & Thbatvr around the South


Panama City
* "My Little Pony," 2/12,
Panama City Marina Civic
Center
Jacksonville
*Trisha Yearwood, 2/14,


Florida Theatre
*B.B. King, 4/30, Florida
Theatre
Florida Theatre box office -
(904) 355-2787
Atlanta


* Bon Jovi; April 30,
Philips Arena
Fox Theatre box office -
(404) 817-8700/Philips
Arena box office (404)
878-3000


Gulfport/Biloxi
*The Moody Blues, March
23, Beau Rivage Main
Theatre
Beau Rivage box office -
(228) 386-7777


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Crestview Cinema 3
NorthviewPlaza. Crestview.
682-3201
Mad Money (PG-13)
The Bucket List (PG-13)
Cloverfield (PG-13)

Twin Cities
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy..
678-3815
The Kite Runner (PG-13)
No Country For Old Men
(R)


Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legendary Dr.,
Destin. 337-8777
Rambo (R)
Untraceable (R)
Meet the Spartans (PG-13)
Cloverfield (PG-13)
Atonement (R)
Mad Money (PG-13)
27 Dresses (PG-13)
The Eye (PG13)
Care Bears (G)


Hannah Montana (G)
Over Her Dead Body (PG-
13)
First Sunday (PG-13)
The Bucket List (PG-13)
National Treasure (PG)
Juno (PG-13)
No Country For Old Men
(R)
Alvin/Chipmunks (PG)
Destin Cinema 10
759 E. Hwy. 98. Destin.
654-2992


Sweeney Todd (R)
How She Move (PG-13)
Meet the Spartans (PG-13)
27 Dresses (PG-13)
Cloverfield (PG-13)
Mad Money (PG-13)
National Treasure (PG-13)
I Am Legend (PG-13)
There Will Be Blood (R)
Over Her Dead Body (PG-
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Events around the South


South Walton Community Yard Sale: The bi-annual
event will take place Feb. 9 in Seaside. Tables are $50 and
can be reserved by calling the Seaside Merchants at 231-
5424.
2008 Florida Chautauqua: A weekend event being held
in DeFuniak Springs, Feb. 21-24 will feature lectures,
demonstrations, concerts, an inaugural film festival,
. exhibits, art shows, and other cultural'event:s ..-.,1
SFor more information, call 892-3696, or. log -on-. t,
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.
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.
7th Annual Rt. 30A Antique and Vintage Car Show:
The annual antique car and truck show, returns to
Rosemary Beach on March 29. The lawns will be lined
with classic, hotrod and vintage vehicles.
Registration for the car show is open to any cars
produced prior to 1978 and in show condition. A third,
second and People's Choice Award will be given at the
conclusion of the event that will also have live
entertainment throughout the day.
For more information and registration, call Hilltop
Productions at 951-2148.


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The Soundsations Show
Choir at Okaloosa-Walton
College (OWC) will present
its annual Snowbirds
Concert on Sunday, Feb. 10
at 2 p.m..on the main stage
of the Mattie Kelly Fine
and Performing Arts
Center at Niceville cam-
pus.
OWC's Niceville show
choir features scholarship
dance and vocal students
who will perform an ener-
getic Las Vegas revue with
everything from Motown to
gospel, country and more.
Tickets are $8 each and
are available through the
Destin Snowbird Club or at
the door on the day of the
event.


The Destin Snowbird
Club annually sponsors the
event and donates the pro-
ceeds to benefit OWC show
choir scholarships. The
OWC Soundsations Show
Choir will give a preview
performance at the Destin
Snowbirds meeting on Feb.
5 at 8 a.m. in the Destin
Community Center and
tickets for the Feb. 10 con-
cert will be available at
that time.
The Mattie Kelly Fine
and Performing Arts
Center is located on the
Niceville Campus of
Okaloosa-Walton College
at 100 College Boulevard.
The $25 million complex is
the finest cultural venue on


the Emerald Coast and is
easily accessible via the
Mid-Bay Bridge, I-10 and
State Hwys. 85 and 285.
Listings for all events are
available through the


OWC Mattie Kelly Arts
Center website at
www.owc.edu/arts.

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'Growing With America

NATIONAL
BROKERS
CORP.

Michelin
Goodyear
Passenger
Truck
OTR


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


ONE MAN AND A TRACTOR


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


4m0


TAYLOR P


Air Conditioning & Electrical Incorporated

Sales, Service & Installation
(850) 892-3955

684 North 9th Street
DeFuniak Springs DANNY TAYLOR
FL 32433 President


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

111Q (.hat Hnllpv Rd. Santa Rosa Beach


James Hessler Construction, LLC


New Construction & Remodel
SERVICE & REPAIR
Commercial & Residential

(850) 892-2241 (850) 951-3109
FL Lic #RF11067387


SEVIG* LOIA FO*OVR 3- YARS


TELEPHONE WIRING & REPAIR
Over 40 Years Professional Wiring Experience




A A U~


Ph. (850)


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


C ARTER'S


S SUBCONTRACTING

IINC.

Eddie Carter, Contractor
Licensed & Insured
RR282811537


New Construction
SRemodel
Home Inspections
Construction
Management Services
Tractor Services
SRoofing

Blon A. Carter, Roofing Contractor
Licensed & Insured
RC29027355


Adamso

Auto Service & Salvage


We Remove All Junk Metal
Items, Old Appliances,
Batteries, Vehicles & Other
Junk As Needed


585-5111 892-6259 333-1358


24 HOUR
TOW SERVICE


Freeport Family Chiropractic Clinic
Chiropractic Acupuncture Massage


Dr. Jennifer L. Laird
9 Chiropractic Physician


40 Washington Street Freeport, FL 32439
PHONE (850) 835-9867 FAX (850) 880-6089
www.FreeportFamilyChiropractic.com


VI.


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


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


PLATTS APPLIANCE REPAIR
4410 US HWY 90 W
892-4670.


Quality Furniture* Depression Glass
SFine China Sterling & More.
Southebys Antiques,DeFuniak Springs.
Buy*Sell.Consign 892-6292


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


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


NATIONAL TIRE BROKERS
829 HWY. 90 WEST, DFS
892-5191


ROCKMAN'S AUTO CENTER
WRECKER SERVICE
BEHIND SUBWAY 892-5015


FREE REMOVAL OF JUNK AND
DISABLED VEHICLES
892-7051

RANDEL'S BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS


UUVVI1 I UVVIW UII DILUVVIIN D I n1
M-SAT. 10-5, 892-3119


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

HICK'S CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623
NEW LOOK CLEANING COMPANY
JOHN & TOBY STONE, OWNERS
LIC. FREE EST. 892-4573 OR 259-5856


THE BUSY BEE CAFE
LET US CATER YOUR EVENT
(850) 892-0879 (TFN)


OKALOOSA WALTON CHILD CARE
HRS & UNITED WAY
892-8560

COMPUTER REPAIR
I FIX COMPUTERS, INC.
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
892-0977
GLOBAL DATA SYSTEMS
ALL COMPUTER REPAIRS &
NETWORK SERVICES. 892-6794
DREW'S COMPUTER REPAIR
ONSITE SERVICE
(850)401-1541


CONCRETE
ERRAND LLC
892-7051
Costucio


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


JAMES HESSLER CONST. LLC.
ADDITIONS, REMODELS, RESTORE.
LIC. & INS. 951-3109/892-2241
CARTER'S SUBCONTRACTING, INC.
Lic. & Ins. New Construction & Remodel.
(850)892-6259,585-5111
RR282811537
J.P.TRUCKING
FILL DIRT, CLAY, 20YARDS $180
546-7001 (pdlhru9-20-0B)



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


WATER'S EDGE CONSTRUCTION LLC
DECKS, DOCKS, PRIVACY FENCES
Austin Shoaf 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 (pdthru 6-1508)


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


Bear Creek Creative Services, LLC.
Landscaping, Tree Surgery, Fencing & Farm
Fencing. Ron Pinter 850-892-4423/865-2848
(pd Ihru 1-9-09)


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


MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS
CARPENTRY & PAINTING
892-7488 OR 830-6176
PD3-15-08


NATURE'S HEALTH FOOD STORE
756-C BALDWIN AVENUE


HOME REPAIRS PAINTING ODD
JOBS LANDSCAPING
850-834-4187 (TRU NOV.12)
MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS
CARPENTRY & PAINTING
892-7488 OR 830-6176
PD3-15-08


PATRIOT CONSTRUCTION LLC
for all your carpentry needs. Lic. & Ins.
Free Estimates. Call Tom 850-585-5489.
Ihru 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
CELL: 259-63118 PH: (850) 834-2200
BEAR CREEK CREATIVE SERVICES -
Landscaping, Lawn Maint., Tractor Work,
Land Clearing, Fencing, Lic. & Ins.
892-4423 OR 865-2848
S&J LAWN SERVICE
WEEKLY, BI & MONTHLY
FREE ESTIMATES 892-9170/4760



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 90W
DFS (850) 892-4677 (CTFN)


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


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


FANCY NAILS 9YRS 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


KENNETH HOOD HOUSE PAINTING.
PRESSURE WASHING, FREE EST.
218-9879/892-4323


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





AD'


U- -
JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524


BAHLEY' U I ILII Y SEHVIUCI,,1943,
U.S. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs.Back-
flow Preventer Covers, (850) 892-3299
(pK-1ls5-o)


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-2-13os)
AA AUTO SALVAGE
442 CTY HWY 1087
MOSSY HEAD 850-892-3256



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


AL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
REPAIRS6T.NE-UPS*OVERHAULS
FREE Plckup& Delivery 850-892-7887


- BOAT,- RV& EQUIPMENT STORAGE AT-'
STONEHENGE EQUIPMENT, Hwy 331
S., DFS. Mechanic on duty. 951-1151


STUCCO
ERRAND LLC
850-892-7051


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


COBB'S TOWING & RECOVERY
LITE & MEDIUM DUTY
(850) 951-2222/(850) 862-5656
(pd 6-15-08)


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


VEHICLES, BOATS & CHAIRS, ETC.
JAMES TROUBLEFIELD
CALL 892-0706
ADVERTISE HERE!
3 Lines *
$10 per month
892-3232


ERTISE


Your BUSINESS Here...

This Business a Service Directory
Could Serve Your Needs For Advertising Information
call Janice at




892-3232


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WANTING TO
BUY
Wanting to Buy-Inside and
outside children's toys in good
condition. Call 897-2706/880-
6363

FOR SALE
Alice Antiques,
Collectibles,
and used furniture.
2374 South 2nd Street (280A)
Open Tues-Fri 10-5. Sat. 12-4.
Phone 892-4074.
A Place to buy things you need
at affordable prices. Lot of new
items. a must see shop. tfc 1/
31-36wds
4 ft Oval Dining Room Set
with Leaf, 6 chairs & China
cabinet $300/OBO 830-3008
1tc 2/7
WE SELL ENGINES and
transmissions with warranty's.
Call Pete 850-892-6462. 8tp 2/
7-3/27
ORGANIC MUSHROOM
COMPOST pickup or
delivered. (850)231-5643. 12tp
1/31-4/17
FOR SALE-FISH for stocking
your pond or lake. Coppernose
bluegill, shellcracker, channel
catfish, mosquitofish, and
Florida largemouth bass.
(850)547-2215. 3tc 2/7-2/21
UTILITY SHED OR
PORTABLE OFFICE, 8x16,
two windows, large door,
insulated & finished on inside A
C, electrical plugs, 2 overhead
lights, carpets, white aluminum
siding. $3,200. (850)401-3052/
850-685-6955. 2tp 2/7-2/14
COLD HEARTY CITRUS
plants for Northwest Florida,
satsumas, kumquats, lemons &
limes. 892-3906. 1tp 2/7
IVORY ANTIQUE FRENCH
provential DESK- $65, Large
mirror. $20, White metal baby
bed. $35. All wood rectangular
dining table w/6 chairs. $450.
892-7739. ltp 2/7
2006 BLACK FIBERGLASS
Tonneau Cover fit 2004-2006
Nissan Titan KC. $650. 850-
835-2007. ltp 2/7
2005 KAWASKI VULCAN
800 series motorcycle with less
than 1,000 miles. Call 850-368-
0492 for more information. 4tp
-2/7-2/28 ....--' ... ... :
COASTAL BERMUDA
SQUARE BALES Fall crop,
well fertilized, barn stored, very
good horse hay. Also. 4-
wheeled farm trailer 850-834-
2000. 4tp 1117-2/14
HAY FOR SALE IN MOSSY
HEAD. Well fertilized rolls of
Tifton 85, Bahia, Coastal for
$35 a roll. Call 850-951-0809 or
954-802-0700. 8tp 1/17-3/27.
OFFICE EQUIPMENT
FOR SALE
All items in excellent condition.
*IBM COMPUTER with key
board, mouse modern printer,
mic. $450.
*BROTHER COPY MACHINE
runs great. $75.
*XEROX plain paper copier.
$50.
MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE
*110 FT. RADIO TOWER. $500.
(Must take down.)
BATHTUB SHOWER chair.
Brand new. $50.
*EX-LARGE BBQ GRILL. All
steel. $30.
OFFICE REFRIGERATOR-
$60
835-2163 45wds tfc 6/21
PERENNIAL HAY- 50 LB sq.
bales. 834-3881. tfc 12/6
COMPUTER, w/98 towers
monitors, keyboards $5, cables
$3. 892-2811. tfc 1/17
WAREHOUSE MARKET
MALL & FLEA MARKET-
Antiques, Trash & Treasures.
32,000 square feet, 50+'
vendors & 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 Square bales.
$3.50. Delivered-. Call 850-
333-0877. Leave message, tfc


SFILL DIRT, clay, rock, top soil,
masonry sand, driveway
material. All delivered.
Spreading available. Driveways
built. Anything hauled. REDS
HAUL'N. 892-0503
FILL DIRT $75 per load. We
haul and spread dirt and gravel.
We do driveways, lot clearing,
and backhoe work. Lawrence &
Son, Buddy Lawrence Owner
and Operator. 892-3873. tfc 1/
17
QUICKIE ELECTRIC
WHEELCHAIR-Needs TLC.
$600. Also Ultimate Medical
Stand Up Frame Lift with'
tray and wheels. Almost Brand
new. $1,200. 835-2163. 21wds.
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.

PETSIPET
SUPPLIES
FREE PUPPIES. Five black
and five golden, part Labrador
Retrievers. Male and female
available. Each puppy comes
with a puppy starter kit. Call
892-3681, if no answer please
leave a message. ltp 2/7

MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
King Lake. You move, 1989
mobile home. Excellent
condition, modernized w/sh. 28
x 52, 3+2, $15,000. 850-230-
8909. 5tp 1/10-2/7
TWO DOUBLEWIDE
TRAILERS in excellent
condition for sale (not for rent)
in the, DeFuniak Springs area.
Move to your property at your
expense.. For further
information, please call 850-
951-1151. 4tc 1/10-1/31
1999 WAVERLEE SELECT.
16x80. 3bd/2ba, fireplace,
garden tub, to be moved.
16,500. 850-951-0390. 5tp 1/
10-2/6


GREAT STARTER HOME/
SMALL FAMILY
1999 14x60 Fleetwood. Exc.
Condition. Must move. All major
appliances. Some furnishings-
.... queen bedmrom .suit,.: --kitchen
table, recliner, .CH/A,.. Asking-
$16,000. 333-1978. 2tp 1/31-2/7

TRAVEL
TRAILERS/RV'S
2007 26FT CHEROKEE
LITE self contained travel
trailer camper. Electric 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.tfc 1/31
CAMPER. 5TH WHEEL. 26
ft. needs work, sleeps 4, $900.
419-2254. 1tp 2/7

WANTED
WANTED-Want to buy
Children's inflatable Jumper/
Bounce. Call 865-8289/865-
2976. tfp 1/10
WANTING TO BUY-Odie Slay
wants junk cars. Will pay $150'
each for full size cars, Pick-up
trucks, and vans. Must be
complete. Must be able to tow
NOW LEAVIG


MINI-WAREHOUSES
1504 US HWY 90 W

For Reservations or Info
Call 892-3612





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

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


away. 850-859-2619. 8tp 12/27-
2/14

AUTO
1975 4-DRICREW CAB
PICKUP. w/454-Engine runs
like a tank. $1,300. Call (850)
835-2163. tfc 7/27
2003 HONDA CIVIC
HYBIRD (50 miles to the
gallon) 140,000 miles. $8,500.
892-5008. 4tp 1/31-2/21
1978 Monte Carlo Classic,
305 Engine w/20,000 original
miles. Blue w/white interior,
Good Condition. $2,500 OBO.
Call 892-6846. 2tp 1/17-1/24
1992 OLDS V-6 3100
Engine and three speed
transmission. $150 each or
$250 for both. 89,000 miles on
wrecked car. 850-892-7051/
850-218-8205.4tp 1/31-2/21
1995 CHEVROLET
CORSICA V-6, automatic,
body looks good,, but needs
engine work. $500 OBO. 892-
0505.
1tp 2/7

FARM
EQUIPMENT
1949 FARMALL CUB
TRACTOR. ($2,200.00) Good
mech. condition, good tires.
892-0316. 2tp 2/7

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
REGISTERED CHILDCARE-
In my home
FREEPORT
6 wks to 4 yrs-old. Former pre-
school teacher and mother of
six. Open Monday Friday. For
more info. Call 897-2706 or
880-6363. 2tp 2/7-2/14


MAINTENANCE &
.REPAIRS. .Carpentry .
painting.:. 892-7488 or 830-
6176. pd 4/15
I, BABYSITTING IN MY
home. 850-892-3708. Any
ages, any time. Call for more
information. 2tp 1/31-2/7
COBBS TOWING AT
Recovery Lite and Medium
duty. VISA, MC. (850)951-
2222/850-826-5656. Pd till 6-
15-08.
B U R D. I C K S
CONSTRUCTION, LLC, We
are looking for an opportunity to
show you our quality work. Call


Light Land Clearing
Hauling


us for all your construciton and
remodeling needs. With 15
years of experience. We can
help you with: new
construction, remodeling, decks
and porches, handicap, ramps
and handrails, variety of siding,
and lots more. Call Edward at
850-699-8878. 23tp 2/7-7/17.
BIRD SITTERIReliable. My
home or yours. Call Donna for
more information. (Day) 978-
0769. (Evening) 892-3433. 4tp
1/31-2/20
JOB NEEDED-caring for shut-
in or elderly. Good references.
Call 850-373-7570 (cell) 850-
844-2824. Ask for Merle. 4tp 1/
24-2/14
SITTING SERVICE: Elderly or
terminally ill. References avail.
850-892-2176. Irma White or
334-493-9595. 1tp 2/7
SOUTHERN LADIES
cleaning service. We clean
homes, offices, etc. Free
estimates. CAII 1-850-486-
6409/1-850-836-4006. 4tp 2/7-
2/28
ASIAN LADY HOUSE-
CLEANING SERVICE.
Weekly, Bi-weekly, monthly.
Exc. references. Best in
Business. call 892-3685. 4tp 1/
17-2/7
SASNETT ENTERPRISE,
INC. Masonry, tile and
carpentry. Home & mobile home
repair. No job too small. Phone
850-892-5523/850-699-5438.
12 tp 1/17-4/3
MOBILE SMALL ENGINE
REPAIR. Mowers, blowers,
generators, chainsaws, etc. All
makes & models. I come to
you. Call 892-3685. 4tp 1/17-2/
7.
ODD JOBS-PLUMBING,
ELECTRIC, carpentry,
painting, 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 11/8 15 wds
SCOTT'S CARPENTRY. Can
do most anything. Home
repairs, custom wood working,
trims, floors and more. Call
Scott @ 850-333-1464. 4tp 1/
31-2/28
.CHILDCARE .Please. call.
Sharon Rose: 859-0188. 1tp 2/7

YARD SALE
HUGE GARAGE SALE. Fri.
and Saturday, Feb. 8 & 9. 7 am
- 3 pm. Some furniture,
antiques, lots of glass,
Christmas items. Over 1,000
items to be sold. Come both
days for good choices. 4126
Hwy 280A. 3rd house past
Indian Creek Church on Rt.
Cancel if rain. Itp 2/7
4 FAMILY YARD SALE 2/9 -
331 N 2 mis turn left on


Bobcat Work
Grading


Just What the
Doctor Ordered
Hospital Beds Surgical Bandages Wheelchairs
Prescriptions Crutches Home I.V. Therapy
Delivery Available Senior Discounts
We accept most prescription plans.
Pharm.a.care


Westgate Plaza Andalusia
334-427-1111
1-888-920-2273
Florala Pharmacy
Dow ntown Flor.ah
334-858-3291
1-800-423-7847


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Caswell Rd go to dead end,
turn left onBell Dr. 3rd house on
left. 8 am until. 1tp 2/7
YARD SALE on 96 Beasley
Rd, DFS, take 83N, turn left off
Cat Island Rd., left on Wesley &
left on Beasley Rd. Power tools/
clothes. Sat. 2/9
BIG MOVE-IT SALE. 3
family. Lots and lots of
everything. Sat. 7 am across
from Freeport Post Office. Don't
miss this one.
YARD SALE-Lots of kids &
baby items. Sat. Feb.9,From 7-
12 noon. at 5935 County Hwy.
278 on Coy Burgess Loop
across from John White. Rd.

PERSONAL
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
No court appearance. Including
children, property, missing
spouse. 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail.com
LISTEN TO THE Country
Store. Mondays-Saturdays at
9:15 a.m. on AM 1460 WZEP to
buy, sell or trade, lost & found.
BE LISTENING WZEP AM
1460 offers FREE yard sale
signs. Listen to THE COUNTRY
STORE for details or stop by
449 North 12th during office
hours. Mon-Fri. tfc

RENT
HUD ENCOURAGED
FOR RENT
Like new mobile homes.
2&3 Bedroom.
$550-$650 mo. $600 deposit.
Utilities not included.
865-2358
JUNTA INVESTMENT
PROPERTY.
4tc 1/17-2/6
RENT TO OWNILEASEI
options on 14x64 mobile on 1/3
acre.. Call 951-2859 for
information. 1tp 2/7
2, BEDROOM MOBILE
HOME.Girl Scout Rd. $400
February move in special. 974-
7118..1tp 2/7
SMALL CABIN next to Lake
Stanley, at 255 Shoemaker,
DFS, with two small bedrooms
and one bath. More suitable for
one adult. It is partially
furnished and you pay utilities.
The rent is $500 per month,


SELF-SERVIC MtIl tORAGE
.835:2-850
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


plus a $500
month's rent.
2/7


sd due with first
Ph. 892-0901. ltp


FREEPORT
2BD/2BA for rent. $575 a
month. 892-6827. 3tc 2/7-2/21
COMPLETLEY furnished
mobile home. 892-7424/865-
0417. ltc 2/7
2 BED MOBILE HOME -
Partially furnished. $350/mnth.
892-5744. 1tp 2/7
FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom, 1 bath
on South Second Street, DFS,
CH/A, refrigerator, electric
range, laundry room. Fenced
back yard. Rent $600 month.
$600 DD. Call 850-585-1495. ffc
2/7
FOR RENT 3 bedroom, 2 bath
double wide, spacious yard in a
quiet,. friendly, family-oriented
neighborhood at 427 Juniper
Lake Road. Central air, gas
stove and large back deck.
$675.00/mth 333-8506 1tc 2/7
FOR RENT-2br/lba house
HVAC $475 per month. $250
security deposit., in town and
private, close to Winn Dixie and
Wal-Marcorner of Myrtle Ave
and 14th St., 865-5942. 1tc 2/7
FISHERMAN'S PARADISE-
2BDI2BA HOME. $725 month.
Waterfront property on Juniper
Lake. Beautiful, peaceful,
secluded. Washer and dryer,
includes all other major
appliances. Must see to
appreciate. Non-smoker.Call
585-3917. 2tp 1/31-2/7
2BDIIBA MOBILE home for
rent off Coy Burgess Loop. $375
mnth. $200 DD. 892-2068. 1tp
2/7




HALLMARK
PORTABLE BUILDINGS






Factory Direct
Prices
SEasy Pameits e s

(850) 836-445
or 836-4455
Hwy. 90
Ponce de Leon, FL


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


Business and Residential
rheT.idph,, Installations and Prewire
'e *Tel w IComnfliatI ons.l ,

(o8e 5 2 Da 0Business Systems
(850)892-2934
8 All Major Brands!


SLocal Phone Service
Cat 5 Cabeling
Fiberoptics
Voicemail
Sales, Lease & Repair
SAuthorized Shipping Outlet

NEW-TEL Communications (850) 892-2934
23 South 7th Street 1-800-827-2934
DeFuniak Springs, FL Fax: (850) 892-6357
32435 E-Mail: newtelcomm@panhandle.rr.com
Serving NW Florida & South Alabama slice 1983


A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.
Located: 1154 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL

A NEW CLIMATE CONTROLLED UNITS -

NEW SECURE CYLINDER LOCKS
FOR YOUR ADDED PROTECTION

ALSO NON-CLIMATE CONTROLLED UNITS AVAILABLE A
FOR ALL YOUR STORAGE NEEDS
CALL 850-892-4677
Or Weekends 850-401-1289
"YOUR STORAGE IS OUR BUSINESS" a----=
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Tri States Leader in Barn Kit and Deck Kit Sales Since 1997
PANHANDLE LUMBER & SUPPLY
405 West Hwy. 90, Bonifay, FL (850) 547-9354 www.panhandlesalvage.com
Landscape Timbers, Pavers, Edgers, Privacy Fence Panels
Insulation Tile Board Mailbox Post Vanities Siding Wood Paneling
SA BARN KITS
Certified & Engineered


IRin
Deck Kits Availa
Weo an nt o NC 8'x10' $259
M-F tNm 8. a-5 St6'x8' $179
Dealer 8 ;l5mia 12'x16' $579
M-F 8 am 5 pm Sat. 8'am -Noon


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Cross Ties Fence Posts Windows Doors Fluorescent Light Fixtures Gates & Fence Wire Power Poles
* New Hardware, Electrical & Plumbing Supplies Laminate Flooring 99 SF 12"x16' Lap Siding $8.99


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


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


AVAILABLE MARCH 1
2 BEDROOMI1 BATH
MOBILE HOME. Located in
Mossy Head area. New carpet
and linoleum throughout home.
Central heat/air. On nice
wooded lot with privacy. $550
per month with $550. Security
deposit. HUD welcome. 850-
865-1062. 2tc 1/31-2/7 37wds
DEFUNIAK-3BDRMI2BA
HOUSE ON 5 ACRES. Pets
ok. 204 Robers Road. $950 DD.
$950 Rent. 850-951-9698 or
850-491-5999. 5tp 1/31-2/28
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Secluded Home with fishing pier
on private lake. 3bd/2.5 ba.
References required. $1,100
mo/$1,100 sd. 951-2131. 4tp 1/
31-2/21
LIKE NEW 3bd/lbath mobile
homes. $650/month $600/
deposit. Utilities not included.
865-2358. tfc 1/31
FOR RENT-3BDR House.
Very clean. Carport, CH/A. 892-
2918/865-9265. 2tp 1/31-2/7
3 BDI2BA HOME on Lake w/
dock. Large Florida room, large
kitchen, 2-car carport w/hobbie
shop attached. One large
storage shed. $1,000/mnth
References required. Serious
inquires only. 892-5008. 4tp 1/
31-2/21
3BDI2BA MOBILE HOME for
rent in Freeport. $800/mnth plus
utilities. Avail March 1st. No
pets. (850) 225-3283. 2tp 1/31-
2/7
1 BDRM TRAILER for rent.
Utilities included. Non-smoker/
no pets/50 plus. $125 week.
$100 sd. 850-892-6136. 2tp 1/
31-2/7
MOBILE HOME-3BDIIBA on
private lot. W/D hookups,
storage shed. $700 month/
$500DD. Electric & water
included. 830-0793. New carpet
& new paint. 1tp2/7
3BDI2BA HISTORICAL
HOUSE. 2 block to Lakeyard.
Screened in porch, garage,
Carport. $750. 585-2533. 4tc 1/
24-2/14
LEASE OR PURCHASE
POSSIBLE
4bd/2ba 9 room doublewide on
Lake. 1,800 sq. ft. New. HI/EFF/
AC- New shed. Jacuzzi Tub.
Dishwasher/range/refrigerator.
New carpet. Fireplace, on .8
acres. Rent $850. 267-8448.
3tc 1/24-2/7-27wds
LAKEFRONT RETREAT.
$800/month plus deposit move
in. Brick 3/2, workshop, .1.3
acre. 272 Ten Lakes Drive. 5.2
miles up Hwy.83 from DeFuniak.
892-2284. 25wds. tfc 1/1.7
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UNDER NEW
MANAGEMENT
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 1/
17-2/14
BRICK HOME 2BD/1.5 BATH.
$675/mo. 850-892-1051. 2tc 1/
31-2/7
2BR/1BA HOUSE. Located 4
miles from Paxton, Central H/A.
All electric HUD, approved.
Partially furnished. 850-859-
2380 or 850-978-2790. 4tp 1/
17-2/7
FOR RENT-2 bd/2ba house.
Fenced in lawn. Hwy 90. $850
month/$850 deposit. Call 419-
1650. 4tp 1/17-2/14
FOR RENT-2 BD/2BA MOBILE
HOME with stove, refrig,
washer,dryer, furnished. $550
plus deposit. 892-9748. tfc 1/31
LIKE NEW 3bd/1bath mobile
homes. $650/month $600/
deposit. Utilities not included.
865-2358. tfc 1/31
RENT-TO-OWN 2 bedroom/1
bath mobile home, on rented
lot. Combined trailer payment
and lot rent $300 plus $1,000
down. Cherokee Park Unit #10.
See at 456 S. 19th St. in
DeFuniak. 892-2284. tfc 1/10
RENT TO OWN MOBILE
HOMES. As low as $285 per
month. 2 and 3 bedroom
available. Recorded details &
directions. 850-419-0254. tfc
12/20
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
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.
20wdstfc 12/20
AVAILABLE NOW
3BR/2BA 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
(TWO)-2BDI1BA MOBILE
HOME First & Last & SD 1 in
Oakwood Hills and 1 on Donna
Lane. 892-6398. tfc 11/30
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
references 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


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covered deck over looking court
yard. Reserved parking. No
children, no pets. No HUD.
Must be seen to be appreciated.
892-0157. tfc 8/30-39wds


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

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


COMMERCIAL BUILDING
for rent. 1688 Hwy. 90 DFS.
$800/mnth. Please call 651-
9900 or 585-5977. 2tp 1/31-2/7
COMMERCIAL OFFICE-
APPROX. 1,650 sq. ft. High
local traffic area. See Bldg @
Corner of 83N & Toledo Ave. X
Sterling Hardware-Great for
doctors, gov't. professional etc.
$950 mo & Tx. Ken 892-2442.
Available 3/1/08 4tp 2/7-2/28


LOOKING FOR FAIR
MARKET PRICES?

4 acres commercial, Hwy. 83 N.
Reduced $175,000.

Commercial 2 story complex.
Reduced $950,000.

1/2 acre lot, Oakridge Rd.
Reduced $20,000.

Glendale area, 5 acres.
$35,000.

Juniper Lake Estates, 1 acre.
.Reduced to $22,500.

CALL YOUR
INDEPENDENT BROKER
28 YEARS EXPERIENCE
IN WALTON COUNTY
COPPERLEAF
CORPORATION
LICENSED REAL ESTATE
BROKER
MICHAEL A. ARMBRUSTER
850-892-2940 Home/Office
850-892-5734 FAX
e-mail
marmbruster@embarqmail.com


I BUY HOUSES
I buy Housesl Any area, any
condition. Also lots, land and
mobile homes. Avoid
foreclosure. 850-830-1014 /334-
858-2911.
I BUY HOUSES Lots$ and
acreage. No Ha$$le$. Quick
closing. Call now 892-2284. tfc
1/17


REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
7.2 ACRE farm. 4 miles from
town. 2 poultry.barns. Full stock
spring fed pond on Hwy. 1883.
Perfect for flea market. Was
$95,000. Asking $80,000. Will
consider lease. Call 850-892-
3217 leave message. 2tc 2/7-2/
14.


3BDI2BA HOME on lake w/
dock, large Florida room, large
kitchen, 2-car carport w/hobby
shop attached. One large
storage shed. $210,000 serious
inquires only. 892-5008. 4tp 1/
31-2/21
3 bedroom, 2 bath double
wide, spacious yard in a quiet,
friendly, family-oriented
neighborhood on Juniper Lake
Road. Central air, gas stove
and large back deck. $675.00/
mth 598-6822. 28wds
-HOUSE FOR SALE-441 S.
12TH St. Call 850-591-7724.


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Completely redone. Brick. 3tp 1/
24-2/7
NICE-3BEDROOMI2-bath.
16x76 Mobile Home pn almost
an acre lot with covered porch,
Property Sold "As Is" $54,900.
MLS # 343362. Call Eric
Gleaton Realty Tel: 850-477-
5908. 4tc 1/24-2/14
PRICE REDUCED, Paxton.
2Br/2Ba, 1,720 sf. 770 Bear Bay
Flats Rd. $125K-Creative offers
considered Pictures.
www.WALTONPROPERTIES.co
m. 16wds
EASY. TERMS-NO BANK
QUALIFYING. Homes
available. Rent to own, Lease
purchase, Owner finance.
Recorded details & directions.
800-935-4817. tfc 12/20-18WDS
WATERFRONT 2br/2ba.
1,420 sq. ft. on King's Lake.
Fireplace, decks, pier &
boathouse, Outdoor smoker &
barbecue. $195,000. Call for
appointment. King Lake Realty,
Inc. (850) 892-2103. tfc 1/10
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


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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


HOME WITH 4 ACRES
(R-1362) Beautifully remodeled 4 BR/2.5 BA home
with over 2400 SF on 4 acres. This home is located in
Holmes County and has a land use of commercial. Live
in the back portion of this home and use the front
oversized living room for an office. This property was
once used as a commercial business before the
remodeling and additions were completed. Nothing
has been reft unfinished with this great place. Great
price for this footage/acreagell
$199,500













$289t,900 i


FOR RENT
(R-1603) 3 BR/2 BA like new home just north of
Hwy. 90. Large lot, 2 car garage, open floor plan,
appliances included. Move in ready
Rent $1,000 per month
Buy for $186,000


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


Llt NtW HlUMt
(R-1624) Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA brick home with
2 car garage. Tile floors and upgraded carpet
throughout the home. Maple cabinets, nice
appliances MANY EXTRAS.
A place to call home...
$174,900


152 ACRES
(A-1045) 3 ponds plus creek, 4,000+ SF
concrete barn with metal roof (constructed in
2Q00) and another smaller barn that could be
converted to a weekend cabin. Orchards with
peach, pear, fig and blueberry trees. 2 pastures
fenced for livestock. Located just north of
DeFuniak Springs a spectacular farml .
$1,510,000


682 Baldwin Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Phone (850) 892-9650 Toll Free 1-888-892-9658 Fax 850-892-9651
Website: prudentialmprealty.com
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License


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


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


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


Jack Cole Elizabeth Brannon Amy Wells
850-585-6707 850-585-8016 850-685-9265


sed in Florida & Alabama

lutch Lawrence Ronnie Jones Dawne Miller Debbie Jones Luke Langford
850-259-9554 850-585-8204 850-225-7710 850-865-2541 850-685-5890

Bonnie Nick Judy Keith Tony Thompson Karen Byrd Mac Work
850-865-4597 850-499-2622 850-259-5422 850-401-4486 850-333-0315


RENTALS IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLI

WATERFRONT 3 B/2 BA, wlparking area, lakefront porch and quiet subdivision.
$900/mo., 1st/last mo. + dd required available NOW!
COMFORTABLE 2B/2BA w/carport. $700/mo. 1st/last mo. + dd required available
NOW!
NICE 3B/2BA, near end of a cul-de-sac w/garage in quiet subdivision. $825/mo., 1st/
last mo. + dd required available 2/15/08!
WATERVIEW 4B/2BAw/2 car garage and rear patio deck. 1722sf. $900/mo., 1st/last
mo.,+ dd required available 3/1/08!
NEAR WALTON HIGH SCHOOL 4B/2BA spacious living wlfenced yard, parking
area, wtw carpet in bedrooms, and 9' ceilings. $900/mo., 1st/last mo. + dd required -
available NOW!
LAKEFRONT APT. 1 BRi BA in Ten Lakes, furnished, spacious lot. $550/mo. plus
utilities, 1st/last mo. + dd required available 311/08


* 1 ACRE mostly cleared with power pole, septic & water meter. Ready to go. MLS5484716..$29,999
SLAKEFRONT LOT almost an acre. City water available. Good waterfront price LS#4a2913.$37,000
SWOWI 10 acres with paved rd frontage. MLS#471726 $59,000
* MUST SELLI 1.4 Acres on King Lake Rd Clearedl Fencedl Beautifull Make Offerl ML#42985s....$27,500
* ALMOST 1 ACRE lot with owner financing. MLS#417756 $24,500
* LARGE LOT in Oakwood Lakes with possible owner financing $18,000


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REALTY
1147 HWY. 90 W. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Better
850-951-2703 Busine
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AVAILABLE 24/7 BY PHONE OR BY APPOINTMENT LICENSED IN FLORIDA & ALABAMA
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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
PART TIME POSITION with
Boys and Girls Club of
DeFuniakSprings Teen Center.
15-20 hours a week, primarily
afternoons. HS diploma
required. Prior experience
working with teens or education
background aplus. Please send
your resume to: 13 Memorial
Parkway Suite 201, Fort Walton
Beach, FL 32548. Email
bgclub@arc.net. Fax. 850-892-
7753. 45wds 2tc 2/7-2/14
PLUMBERS &
EXPERIENCED HELPERS
needed for Holiday Inn in
Crestview. Must have
references. Day 850-627-7741/
Evenings 850-556-0455. ltc 2/7
AMERICAS BEST VALUE
INN OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS is looking for a full
time overnight Desk Clerk for
the 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Shift. Applicant must be reliable
and be able to work according
to schedule days: this may
include Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday. Applications are
accepted Mon. thru Fri.
between .the hours 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. tc 2/7-58wds
------------
AMERICAS BEST VALUE
INN OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS is looking for a part
time housekeeper. Applicant
must have cleaning experience
and must be reliable and be
able to work according to
schedule days. applicants must
be to work Saturday and
Sunday. Applicants are
accepted Mon. thru Fri.
between the hours of 8 a.m. to
4p.m. ltc 2/7. 55wds
LOCAL MANUFACTURING
COMPANY, Freeport, FL.,
seeks immediate year round
employees, dependable
individuals, great starting pay,
weekends off, gas allowance,
and paid holidays. 3 shifts.
Apply at Magee Industrial Park,
9646 Hwy. 20 W, Freeport. 9-4.
M-F, please no calls. tfc 2/7


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


assist the public, officers and
other employees of the City
Marshal's Office.
Communications Officer will be
solely responsible to the City
Marshal or his designee for the
discharge of his/her duties.
Minimum Qualifications Must
be at least 19 years old with a
high school diploma, Florida
General Education
Development Test (GED), or
Out-of-State GED, with
transcript of test results. Valid
Florida Driver's License if
required to drive a City
Marshal's office vehicle. Must
be able to operate computer,
two-way radio, copier, fax and
telephone. Type 35-40 correct
words per minute. Must be able
to work rotating shifts,
weekends, holidays, and
overtime scheduled and
unscheduled. All employees
must pass a pre-employment
background check and drug
screening.
Certificates NCIC'/FCIC
certification and 911 certification
within 6 months of employment.
An application, complete list of
qualifications and more
information may be obtained
from the Administrative
Assistant's office, 71 US Hwy
90 West, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, or. by calling
(850) 892-8500.
Applications will be received
during regular office hours,
Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We
will be taking applications until
the job is filled.
The City of DeFuniak Springs is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action/ADA
Employer/Drug Free Workplace.
261wds ltc 2/7 po#54907
THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS is now accepting
applications for one (1)
Municipal Worker in The
DeFuniak Springs Street
Department.
Qualification for this position will
include the following: collection
of trash and garbage, performs
light construction work,
maintenance, and repairs.
Sufficient ability to read and
write. Must have a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications may be obtained
from the Administrative
Assistant's office, 71 US Hwy:
90 West, DeFuniak Springs,
Flnrida 32433t or by calling


The City of DeFuniak (850) 892-8500.
Springs is now accepting Application will be received
applications for one (1) full- during regular office hours,
time Communications Monday through Friday from 8
Officer in the DeFuniak a.m. until 5 p.m. We will be
Springs Police Department. taking applications until the job
General Statement of Job The is filled.
duties of this position require a The City of DeFuniak Spring is
person to answer regular and an Equal Opportunity/
911 phone calls, operat'r.iadio Affirmative Action/ADA
console and idefotrate Employer/Drug Free Workplace.
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positions for applications.
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HEAVY TRUCK preventive
maintenance mechanic, $8-$12/
hr DOE, New Harmony, Jim
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FLorala
Tri-County Community
Council, Inc., is accepting
applications for Center Assistant
for the Head Start Program in
DeFuniak Springs.
Responsibility: Primary
responsibility is to maintain a
clean center. Assist teacher in
all activities as needed.
Minimum Qualifications: High
School (GED); 1 3 months
related experience or training.
Must have Current driver's
license and proper vehicle
insurance coverage. Must
comply with health and
background screening.
For additional information and
qualifications call Sharon Kent,
Administrative Manager, at
(850) 547-3689.
Applications may be obtained
from any Tri-County Community
Council, offices and submitted
by February 04, 2008 at .4:30
p.m.
Successful applicant will be
subject to pre-employment drug
test.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR
REQUEST FOR BID


ITB NO: 08-011
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
the Miramar Beach Regional
Access Parking Area
Reconstruction Project will be
received by the Board of County
Commissioners, for Walton County
TDC, hereinafter referred to as
"County" at the address shown
below:
Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing
Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435
(850) 892-8176
Email:johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us
An original and five (5) copies
must be submitted in a sealed
envelope or package, clearly
marked with the vendor's name and
address and the words
"MIRAMAR BEACH REGIONAL
ACCESS PARKING AREA
RECONSTRUCTION
PROJECT"
ITB DEADLINE: February 28,
2008 no later than 3:00 PM,
ITB OPENING: February 28, 2008
at approximately 3:05 PM
Mandatory Pre-Bid to be held
on February 12, 2008 at 2:00
PM at the Tourist
Development Council,
conference room located at
25777 US 331 South, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
Bidders who arrive late, will
be allowed to attend the pre-
bid, but will not be allowed to
submit a bid.
Drawings will be available at
the Office of Central
Purchasing January 21, 2008.
Fee is $100 non-refundable.
All bidders/proposers must be
present at the designated start time
of any pre-bid conference and must
remain until the conference, is
adjourned. The County will not
accept bids/proposals from any
bidder/proposer 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.
Project consists of the
construction of an approximately
1100 linear foot long concrete pile-
supported parking deck. The
construction will require the removal
of the existing parking structure and
all activjtigyitjnessary.to reconnect


utilities and the restroom facility to
existing systems. The project also
includes the relocation of existing
utilities and will require traffic
control measures to be
implemented on site due to its
proximity to Scenic Gulf Drive (old
Hwy. 98). The project is located at
Miramar Beach Regional Access
located on Scenic Gulf Drive
adjacent to the western side of
Pompano Joe's restaurant.
3tc: January 17, 24; February 7,


2008


425H


ADVERTISEMENT FOR
INVITATION TO BID
BID NO: 08-012
INTRODUCTION: Sealed bids for
the Bay Loop Improvements will be
received by the Board of County
Commissioners, Walton County,
Florida, hereinafter referred to as
"County" at the address shown
below:


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Central Purchasing
Glyndol Johnson, Purchasing
Agent
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435
(850) 892-8176
Email:johglyndol@co.walton.fl.us
An original and five (5) copies
must be submitted in a sealed
envelope or package, clearly
marked with the vendor's name and
address and the words "BAY
LOOP IMPROVEMENTS"
BID DEADLINE: March 13,
2008 no later than 4:00 PM.
BID OPENING: March 13, 2008
Immediately thereafter
Mandatory Pre-Bid: February
13, 2008 at 2:00 PM to be held
at the Public Works
Department, located on
Montgomery Circle, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida.
Cost of drawings: $100.00
non-refundable Drawings
will be available January 22,
2008 at the Office of Central
Purchasing.
Bay Loop Improvements consists of
the installation of approximately 8.5
miles of an 8 foot wide bicycle/
pedestrian path located
approximately 6 foot from the
existing edge of pavement along
the interior portion of Bay Loop
Road (old State Road 83). The path
shall consist of 1.5 inches of SP 9.5
asphalt with a 6 inch limerock base.
The existing drainage ditch will be
reworked along the path where
applicable. Existing driveway
culverts will also be removed and
replaced various sizes of reinforced
concrete pipe and mitered end
sections. Driveways along the path
will also be stabilized with a 6 inch
limerock base and 1.5 inches of SP
9.5 asphalt. The entire area
between the proposed path and
edge of pavement will be sodded as
well as 6 feet along the interior
portion of the proposed path. Every
driveway connection along the
interior portion of Bay Loop Road
will be demolished back to the Right
of Way line and the driveway/street
will be re-paved with 1.5" of SP-9.5
asphalt with 6" of limerock base.
Any existing water meters, water
valves, sewer manholes, or gas
valves that are in the existing path
will need to be lowered and any that
are in the proposed path will need
to be raised to match the proposed
pavement. Any fire hydrants that
are located in the proposed path
will need to be relocated. A 460 foot
timber retaining wall will also be
required with this project.
There are two altemate items for
the project. The first is to construct
a 160 foot concrete bridge on
14"x14" concrete piles. The bridge
will be a total of 35 feet wide with
an attached 7 foot wide pedestrian
path. The proposed bridge will
replace the existing bridge
spanning Fourmile Creek. The
second is to install a 70 foot clear
span pedestrian bridge over Bear
Creek. The structure will be a
weathered steel bridge with a 5 inch
concrete deck.
*AII 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 bidslproposals
from any bidder/ proposer
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."
4tc: January 17, 24, 31; February 7,
2008 450H
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Walton County Code
Enforcement Board will hold their
regular meeting on February 21,
2008 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to be
held at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex. The following
violations of the Walton County
Ordinance 97-28, Land
Development Code will be heard...
In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statutes, 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.
4tc: January 31, February 07, 14,
21, 2008 474H
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Walton Board of County
Commissioners will hold a regular
meeting on Tuesday, February 12,
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. 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
districts; providing for severability;
and providing for an effective date.
QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS:
2. WILEN'S ENDLESS
SUMMER PLAT Project number
07-003-00019. This is a final plat
application submitted by Emerald
Coast Associates, consisting of 3
single family lots on 1.06 acres with
a future land use of NPA/infill. This
site is located at 2520 C.R. 30A
(parcel numbers 15-3S-19-25000-
011-0000 and 15-3S-19-25000-002-
0030.)
3. WALTON COUNTY
WORKFORCE I HOUSING
CORPORATION Project number
06-001-00128. Lloyd Blue,
President of Walton County
Workforce Housing Corporation is
requesting the extension of an
already approved major
development order for Wolf Creek
Village. The project consists of a
'523 unit development on
approximately 400 acres with a
future land use of rural village. This
site is located on the west side of
J.W. Hollington Road approximately
1.1 miles north of S.R. 20 (parcel
number 16-1S-18-14000-001-0000
and a portion of 09-1S-18-14000-
001-0000.) .
4. BAYPORT BUSINESS
COMPLEX F.K.A. BAYPORT
ESTATES Project number 06-
001-00123. This is a major
development application submitted
by Emerald Coast Associates,
consisting of 21 office/warehouse
buildings and 5 storage buildings.
The project proposes a total ofl
99,900 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-1923000-007-0020.)


All interested parties wishing to
be heard regarding these
amendments may appear at the
above mentioned meeting.
In accordance with Section
286.26, Florida Statutes, 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: January 31, February 07, 2008
475H
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Walton County Planning
Commission will hold a public
meeting to hear the following items
on Thursday, February 14, 2008,
beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the South
Walton County Courthouse Annex
located at 31 Coastal Centre
Boulevard, Rosa Beach, Florida
32549:
LEGISLATIVE ITEMS:
1. XERISCAPE ORDINANCE -
An ordinance amending the Walton
County Land Development Code to
establish requirements for water-
efficient landscaping (xeriscaping);
providing for consistency with state
law and the Walton County
Comprehensive Plan; providing for
purpose and intent; providing for
definitions; providing for conflicts;
providing for severability; providing
for consistency; providing for
enforcement; and providing an
effective date.
QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS:
2. PUBLIC SUPERMARKET -
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL -
Project number 07-001-00082. This
is a major development order
application submitted by Windcrest.
Development, Inc. and Kimley-Horn
and Associates,. consisting of a
56,825 square foot commercial
retail building with two out parcels
on 10.62 acres with a future land'
use of village mixed use. The site is
on the north side of U.S. Highway,
98', approximately 2000'fet 'east of
Veterans Road. (Parcel number 26-
2S-20-33200-000-0,0~":' and a
portion of 26-2SO- 33200-000-
0160.)
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FOR ABANDONMENT Project
number 07-008-00007. This is an
abandonment application submitted
by Scott Spires, requesting the
abandonment of a portion of Joseph
Avenue and a portion of Crestview
Street in the TOWN OF VILLA
TASSO plat, as recorded at Plat,
Book 3, Page 28 in the Public
Records of Walton County, Florida.
The site is located in the Villa Tasso
Subdivision (adjacent to parcel
numbers 30-1S-21-41100-040-0070,
30-1S-21-41100-038-0010, and 30-
1S-21-41100-040-0060.)
4. PARK PLACE AT INLET
BEACH PUD Project number 08-
001-00004. This is a major
development order application
submitted by Jenkins, Stanford &
Associates, Inc., to amend a
previously approved development
order for an existing platted 10 lots
single family subdivision on 1.26
acres with a future land use of NPA/
infill. The request for a planned unit
development includes an exception
to the required 7.5 foot side
setbacks. The site is located north of
Park Place Avenue, west of S.
Orange Street, and south of
Pompano Street (parcel numbers
36-3S-18-16116-000-0010, 0020,
0030, 0040, 0050, 0060, 0070,
0080, 0090 & 0100.)
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, February
26, 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 Statutes, 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: January 31, February 07, 2008
476H
NOTICE OF SALE:


PARKjIAVENUE
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Pursuant to Florida Law, A sale
will be held at Hwy 20 Mini Storage,
901 Hwy. 20 East, Freeport FL, on
2/9/08 at 10 a.m.
Contents of the following units
will be sold:
Kenneth Derossett Unit No. 7
Eva Bell Unit No. 14
Troy Chism Unit No. 20
Kim Smith Unit No. 22
Matt Hardee Unit No. 23
Ed Rabel Unit No. 30
Patricia Padgett Unit No. 35
Denzil Lewis Unit No. 45
Michael Reeves Unit No. 46
2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
477H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 08CP000013
In Re: The Estate of
DEBORAH A. FIELDS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of Deborah A. Fields, deceased,
whose date of death was December
19, 2007, is pending in the Circuit

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Many extras. Call to see!
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Reduced to $598,000.
BLACK CREEK AREA.
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BAY ACCESS. Wooded,
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PAGE 10-C
Court for Walton County, Florida,
File No. 08CP000013; the address
of which is Walton County
Courthouse, 571 U.S. Hwy. 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433. The name and address of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured,
contingent, or unliquidated claims,
and who have been served a copy
of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons who
have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is January 31, 2008.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850)892-7213
Florida Bar No. 199397
Personal Representative:
Cathryn J. Wright
29 Lester Lane
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
478H


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Walton County
Recreation Board will hold their
regular monthly meeting on Feb.
11, 2008, 6:00 p.m. at the
Offices of Parks & Recreation,
552 Walton Road, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433. The following
items are scheduled to be heard:
1. Chairman Report
2. Managers Report
3. New Business
4. Other
In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, 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 hoursrndorfto
the meeting, a written request by a
physically. handicapped person to:


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


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: January 31, February 07, 2008
479H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY CIVIL
DIVISION
Case No. 66-2007-CA-0005177-
CA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWMBS, INC. CHL
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
TRUST 2005-HYB10
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-
HYB10
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLES FARLOW, et, al.
Defendants,


AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant
to an Ex Parte Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of Walton
County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Walton County,
Florida described as:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT B-209, THE
VILLAGE, A CONDOMINIUM, ALL
AS SET FORTH IN THE
DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM AND THE
EXHIBITS ANNEXED THERETO
AND FORMING A PART THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2552, PAGE
221, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND AS MAY BE AMENDED
FROM TIME TO TIME, TOGETHER
WITH ALL OF ITS
APPURTENANCE ACCORDING
TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM. SUBJECT,
HOWEVER, TO ALL OF THE
PROVISIONS OF THE
DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM.
and commonly known as: 10343 E.
COUNTY HIGHWAY 30-A 209B,
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL 32413
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, Sales are held
in the front Lobby, Second Floor,
Walton County Courthouse, 571
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Walton County, Florida, at
11:00, on MARCH 28, 2008.
Any persons claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the
sale,
Dated this 28 day of January,
2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ Margaret Bishop


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2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
480H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07CA000350
BANKFIRST,
a South Dakota state bank,
Plaintiff,
v.
BELLA BLU DEVELOPERS,
L.L.P., a Florida limited
liability partnership, DON E.
CHUNN, an individual;
FRANCES K. CHUNN, an
individual; D. KEITH CHUNN,
an individual; JENNIFER P.
CHUNN,: an individual; D.
KEITH CHUNN, as Trustee of
the DEC 2005 GST TRUST NO.
1, a trust; DEC VENTURES,
L.L.C., a Louisiana limited
liability company; and AMALFI
COAST RESORT
CONDOMINIUM OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
Corporation,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that I, MARTHA INGLE, Clerk of the
above named Court, will on the 21
day of February, 2008, at 11:00
a.m., or as soon as thereafter as is
practicable, at the Second Floor,
Front Lobby, of the Walton County


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Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following
described real property situate in
the County of Walton, 'State of
Florida, to-wit:
EXHIBIT "A"
A PARCEL OF LAND IN WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED
AS A PORTIONS OF BLOCK 3
AND BLOCK, 4, AND A PORTION
OF EL DORADO STREET
BETWEEN BLOCKS 3 AND 4, ALL
BEING A PART OF MIRAMAR
BEACH, A SUBDIVISION OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 3, SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
21 WEST, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 54 OF THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
COMMENCING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
BLOCK 2; THENCE SOUTH
8800'00" EAST ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID
SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF
650.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID NORTH LINE,
SOUTH 02000'00" WEST, 32.40
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88000'00"
EAST, 8.89 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 29018'16" EAST, 41.96
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 66008'56"
WEST; 5.82 FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVATURE; THENCE ALONG
CURVATURE; THENCE 27.25
FEET ALONG THE ARC OF A
CURVE, CONCAVE EASTERLY,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 14.50
FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
107040'30", AND A CHORD
BEARING SOUTH 13050'43"
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WEST, 23.41 TO A POINT;
THENCE 10.31 FEET ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE, CONCAVE
NORTHERLY, HAVING A RADIUS
OF 8.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE
.OF 7351'32", AND A CHORD
BEARING SOUTH 76055'18" EAST,
9.61 FEET; THENCE NORTH
66008'56" EAST, 4.06 FEET;
THENCE 16.61 FEET ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE, CONCAVE
SOUTHERLY, HAVING A RADIUS
OF 8.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE
OF 90019'58", AND A CHORD
BEARING SOUTH 68041'05" EAST,
11.35 FEET; THENCE 151.06 FEET
ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE,
CONCAVE WESTERLY, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 388.43 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2216'58",
AND A CHORD BEARING SOUTH
12022'37" EAST, 150.11 FEET;
THENCE 12.31 FEET ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE, CONCAVE
NORTHERLY, HAVING A RADIUS
OF 8.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE
OF .88"11'00",.,AND A CHORD
BEARING SOUTH 45019'38" EAST,
11.13 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
01O55'52" WEST, 37.01 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 88000'00" WEST,
5.01 FEET; THENCE 32.81 FEET
ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE,
CONCAVE SOUTHERLY, HAVING
A RADIUS OF 28.50 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 65058'02",
AND A CHORD BEARING SOUTH
59000'59" WEST, 31.03 FEET;
THENCE 91.14 FEET ALONG THE
ARC OF A CURVE, CONCAVE
WESTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS
OF 104.50 FEET, A CENTRAL
ANGEL OF 49058'23", AND A
CHORD BEARING SOUTH
40047'59" WEST, 88.28 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 65047'11" WEST,
89.09 FEET; THENCE 62.05 FEET
ALONG THE ARC OF A CHORD,


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CONCAVE EASTERLY, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 162.50 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 21052'42",
AND A CHORD BEARING SOUTH
54050'50" WEST, 61.67 FEET,
THENCE 140.02 FEET, ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE,
CONCAVE EASTERLY, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 1232.31 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 34o32'03",
AND A CHORD BEARING SOUTH
14056'33" WEST, 137.91 FEET TO
THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
OF OLD U.S. HIGHWAY 98 (100'
R/W); THENCE EASTERLY
ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-QF-
WAY LINE, 326.93 FEET ALONG
THE ARC OF A CURVE,
CONCAVE NORTHERLY, HAVING
A RADIUS OF 11409.20 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 01038'30",
AND A CHORD BEARING NORTH
89036'53" EAST, 326.92 FEET;
THENCE DEPARTING SAID
NORTH LINE, NORTH 02000'00"
EAST, 170.60 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 88000'00" EAST. 75.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH 02000'00"
EAST, 400.00 FEET TO SAID
NORTH NORTH LINE OF
SUBDIVISION; THENCE NORTH
88000'00" WEST ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE, 245.25 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
CONTAINING 3.065 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS, ALL IN WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
pursuant. to the Summary Final
Judgement of foreclosure entered
in a case pending in said Court, the
style of which is listed above.
At the time of sale, the
successful high bidder shall post
with the Clerk a deposit equal to
five percent (5%) of the final bid.
The balance of the final bid shall be
paid to the Clerk by 4:00 p.m. CST
on the day of the sale. The
successful high bid shall be
exclusive of the Clerk's registry fee
and documentary stamps on the
Certificate of Title.
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 sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court, this 24 day of
January, 2008.
MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
PHILLIPA. BATES, P.A.
25 West Cedar Street, Suite 550
Post Office Box 1390
Pensacola, FL 32591-1390
(850)470-0091
Florida Bar No.: 228354
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 Phillip A. Bates P.A.,
25 West Cedar Street, Suite 550,
Pensacola, Florida, 32502,
(850)470-0091, within 2 working
days of your receipt of this Notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 711.
2tc: January 31; February 7, 2008
482H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLQRIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.
662007CA000692CAXXXX
AURORA LOAN SERVICES,
LLC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
NELSON DE LA TORRE, ET
AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: Nelson De La Torre and
the Unknown Spouse of
Nelson De La Torre
whose residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living, and if he/she/
they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the
property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:
LOT 6, SOUTH HAVEN (A
TOWNHOMES PLAT),
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE(S)) 73
AND 73A, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 801 S
University Drive #500, Plantation,
FL 33324 on or before Feb. 29,
2008, (no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) 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 or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 23 day of January,
2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Is/: DeAnn Young
DEPUTY CLERK
(seal)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the WALTON
County Courthouse at 850-892-
8133, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
483H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,


IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07 CA 000487
VANGUARD BANK AND TRUST
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON R SANDERS,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgement entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Walton County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Walton County,
Florida, more particularly described
below, at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at the front
door of the Walton County
Courthouse, 571 Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida, at 11:00
a.m., on the 25 day of February,
2008:
Lot 91, Cypress Dunes, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in plat
Book 15, Page 94, in the Public
Records of Walton County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus funds 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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on January 22, 2008.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Walton County
/s/By: Kim Anderson
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
484H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-182-CA
VISION BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
WILLIAM A. POPE, III, KRISTEN
A. POPE alkla KRISTEN POPE,
THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF
CARIBE ASSOCIATION, INC.,
COVE ON THE BAY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
NATIONAL LOAN
ACQUISITIONS COMPANY,
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION flnla
SOUTHTRUST BANK,
COLONIAL BANK, INTEGRITY
BUILDING CORPORATION a
dissolved Florida Corporation,
and REGIONS BANK,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that,
pursuant to an Order or Final
Judgmenti,entered in the above
,tsyled cause, .will sll l at public sale,.
to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the Walton County
Courthouse, 2nd Floor Lobby, 571
U.S.. Hwy 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Fl 32435, at the hour of
11:00 A.M., on the 19th day of
February, 2008, the property
situated in Walton County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 23, Caribe West, a subdivision in
Section 27 and 34, Township 2
South, Range 21 West, Walton
County, Florida, according to the
Plat thereof filed in Plat Book 9 at
Page 31-31A of the Public Records
of Walton County, Florida.
Parcel ID No: 27-2S-2142810-000-
0230
DATED this the 18th day of January,
2008.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy clerk
(seal)
2tc: January 31, .February 07, 2008
485H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07 CA 800
WYNDHAM VACATION
RESORTS, INC., FIKIA
FAIRFIELD RESORTS, INC., FI
KIA FAIRFIELD COMMUNITIES,
INC., A DELAWARE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
GERTRUD B. CLAUSE;
REBECCA S. DODSON &
LUCIANO A. DODSON;
NATHANIEL L. TAYLOR & KIM
MARIAN WINTORY TAYLOR;
VICKIE L. HOWARD &
CLARENCE B. HOWARD;
MEYIKIE HARVEY & JENNIFER
HARVEY; GWENDOLYN D.
LEWIS; PATRICIA A.
SCARBRO; HENRY B.
LIVINGSTON & CYNTHIA L.
FROHLICH; SAMUEL ZAYE
BREWER, II & MELANIE
DENISE BREWER; TIMOTHY J.
OLACK & BARBARA M. SIVAK;
MAJESTIC SUN VACATION
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Defendants. '
NOTICE OF SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to the Final Judgement of
Foreclosure entered on the 23 day
of January, 2008 in the cause
pending in the County Court, in and
for WALTON County, Florida, Civil
Case No. 07 CA 800, the
undersigned Clerk will sell the
property situated in said County
described as:
COUNT I
A 84,0001101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the _8 "Floor", (as
hereinafter defined) together with the
same undivided tenant-in-common
interest in (1/7) of the real property
known, as of FAIRFIELD DESTINY at
MAJESTIC SUN, a vacation
ownership resort (resort facility) less
and except the floors and, together


with all appurtenances thereto,
according and subject to the
Declaration of Covenants,
conditions and restrictions for
Fairfield Destin at Majestic Sun
("Declaration") recorded in Official
Records Book 2293, Page 799,
Public Records of Walton County,
Florida, together with any and all
amendments and supplements
thereto.
COUNT II
A 84,b001101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the _4 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT III
A 154,0001101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the 9 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT IV
A 154,0001101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the _5 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT V
A 154,0001101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the _5_ "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors .and, together with all
pp.urteonc.es., there.tQ,,ac, 'cling.
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT VI
A 154,000198,260,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the 10 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COURT VII
A 105,0001101,072,000
undivided tenant-inrcommon fee
simple interest in the _5 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of .the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT VIII
A 308,000/101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in. the 4 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined) together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real, property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at


Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT IX
A 95,000/101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the 6 "Floor",
(as hereinafter defined)-together
with the same undivided tenant-in-
common interest in (1/7th) of the
real property known as of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN at MAJESTIC
SUN, a vacation ownership resort
(resort facility) less and except the
floors and, together with all
appurtenances thereto, according
and subject to the Declaration of
Covenants, conditions and
restriction for Fairfield Destin at


Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
record' in Official Records Book
2293, i'age 799, Public Records of
Walton County, Florida, together with
any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT X
A 49,0001101,072,000
undivided tenant-in-common fee
simple interest in the _5 "Floor", (as
hereinafter defined) together with the
same undivided tenant-in-common
interest in (1/7th) of the real property
known as of FAIRFIELD DESTIN at
MAJESTIC SUN, a vacation
ownership resort (resort facility) less
and except the floors and, together
with all appurtenances thereto,
according and subject to the
Declaration of Covenants, conditions
and restriction for Fairfield Destin at
Majestic Sun ("Declaration")
recorded in Official Records Book
2293, Page 799, Public Records of
Walton County, Florida, together with
any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
at Public sale to the highest and best
bidder for cash starting at the hour of
11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 22 of
February, 2008, at the WALTON
County Courthouse, 571 U.S.
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32435.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other then the property owner as of
the sale date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after.the
sale.
MARTHA INGLE,
Clerk of the Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing
has been delivered by U.S. Mail
delivery this 23 day of January,
2008, to: AUGUST JAMES
SSTANTON, III, ESQUIRE, 390 North
Orange Ave, #260, Orlando, FL
32801; GERTRUD B. CLAUS,
126 Short Leaft Ln,
Brnadeburg, KY 40108;
REBECCA S. DODSON &
LUCIANO A. DODSON, 45 Ninth
St., Shallmar, FL 32579;
NATHANIEL L. TAYLOR & KIM
MARIAN WINTORY TAYLOR,
1810 Redwing CT, South Lake,
TX 76092; VICKIE L. HOWARD
& CLARENCE B. HOWARD,
2705 Ross Hanover Rd.,
Hamilton, OH 45013; MEYIKIE
HARVEY & JENNIFER HARVEY,
2269 Morrison Rd Sw, Conyers,
GA 30094, GWENDOLYN 0.
LEWIS, 1923 Saint Clair Rd.,
Louisville, GA 30434, PATRICIA
A. SCARBRO, 130 Wildwood
Way, Dallas, GA 30157, HENRY
B. LIVINGSTON & CYNTHIA L.
FROHLICH, PO BOX 91962,
Louisville, KY 40291, SAMUEL
ZAYE BREWER II & MELANIE
DENISE BREWER 114 Fox
Hollow Rd., Oxford, NC 27565,
TIMOTHY J. OLACK &
BARBARA M. SIVAK, 303
Gumbert Street Port Vue, PA
15133.
/s/ Margaret Bishop
CLERK
(seal)
If you are a person with a
disability who needs any
'accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,.
you are entitled, at not cost to
you, to the provisions of
certain assistance. Please
contact Clerk of Circuit Court
at WALTON County Courthouse,
571 U.S. Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435
telephone (850)892-8115 within
two (2) working days of your
receipt of this (described
notice); if you are hearing or
voice Impaired, call 1-800-955-
8771.
Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act, it is
required that we state the following
to you: THIS DOCUMENT IS AN
ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A
DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR
THAT PURPOSE.
2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
486H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 07 CA 000790
WYNDHAM VACATION
RESORTS, INC., FIKA
FAIRFIELD RESORTS, INC., Fl
KIA FAIRFIELD COMMUNITIES,
INC., A DELAWARE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
BLAYNE ALGEE; DAVID
JACKSON & DONNA
JACKSON; SCOTT CARTER &
DARLA CARTER; SAMUEL Z.
BREWER II & MELANIE D.
BREWER; KARRIE S.
SHELTON; BAY CLUB II
VACATION CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION. INC;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure entered on the 23
day of January, 2008 in the cause
pending in the County Court, in and
for WALTON County, Florida, Civil
Case No. 07 CA 000790, the
undersigned Clerk will sell the
property situated in said County
described as:
COUNT I
A 63,0001101,376,000 undivided


tenant-in-common fee simple
interest in Unit C241-C246, C341-
C346 of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT
BAY CLUB II, A CONDOMINIUM,
together with all appurtenances
thereto, according and subject to the
Declaration of Condominium for of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT BAY CLUB
II, a Condominium as recorded in
Official Records Book 2601, Page
315, Public Records of Walton
County, Florida, together with any
and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT II
A 63,0001101,376,000 undivided
tenant-in-common fee simple
interest in Unit C241-C246, C341-
C346 of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT
BAY CLUB II, A CONDOMINIUM,
together with all appurtenances
thereto, according and subject to the
Declaration of Condominium for of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT BAY CLUB


II, a Condominium as recorded in
Official Records Book 2601, Page
315, Public Records of Walton
County, Florida, together with any
and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT III
A 77,0001101,376,000 undivided
tenant-in-common fee simple
interest in Unit C241-C246, C341-
C346 of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT
BAY CLUB II, A CONDOMINIUM,
together with all appurtenances
thereto, according and subject to
the Declaration of Condominium for
of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT BAY
CLUB II, a Condominium as
recorded in Official Records Book
2601, Page 315, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT IV
A 189,0001101,376,000 undivided
tenant-in-common fee simple
interest in Unit C241-C246, C341-
C346 of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT
BAY CLUB II, A CONDOMINIUM,
together with all appurtenances
thereto, according and subject to
the Declaration of Condominium of
FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT BAY CLUB
II, a Condominium as recorded in
Official Records Book 2601, Page
315, Public Records of Walton
County, Florida, together with any
and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
COUNT V
A 77,0001101,376,000 undivided
tenant-in-common fee simple
interest in Unit C241-C246, C341-
C346 of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT
BAY CLUB II, A CONDOMINIUM,
together with all appurtenances
thereto, according and subject to
the Declaration of Condominium for
of FAIRFIELD DESTIN AT BAY
CLUB II, a Condominium ,as
recorded in Official Records Book
2601, Page 315, Public Records
of Walton County, Florida, together
with any and all amendments and
supplements thereto.
at Public sale to the highest and
best bidder fbr cash starting at the
hour of 11:00 o/clock a.m. on the
22nd of February, 2008, at the
WALTON County Courthouse, 571
U.S. Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other then the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
MARTHA INGLE,
Clerk of the Court
Is/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing
has been delivered by U.S. Mail
delivery this 23 day of January 2008
to: AUGUST JAMES STANTON, III,
ESQUIRE, 390 NORTH ORANGE
AVE, #260, ORLANDO, FL 32801;
BLAYNE ALGEE, 5767
Stoneridge Dr., Columbus, GA
31909; DAVID JACKSON &
DONNA JACKSON, 2307 Perch
LP SW, Marietta, GA 30008;
SCOTT CARTER & DARLA
CARTER, 4327 High Plane Rd.,
Bartlett, TN 38135; SAMUEL Z.
BREWER II. & MELANIE..D.,,
BREWER, 114 Fox Hollow Rd.,
Oxford, NC 27565; KARRIE S.
SHELTON, 2275 Harlan qve,
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547.
Is/Margaret Bishop
Clerk
(seal)
If you are a person with a
disability who need any
accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provisions of
certain assistance. Please
contact Clerk of Circuit Court
at WALTON County Courthouse,
571 U.S. Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
telephone (850)892-8115
within two (2) workings days
of your receipt of this
(described notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act, it is
required that we state the following




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information to you: THIS
DOCUMENT IS AN ATTEMPT
TO COLLECT A DEBT AND
ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED
WILL BE USED FOR THAT
PURPOSE.
2tc: January 31, February 07, 2008
487H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07CA000963
AMERICAN FINANCE
COMPANY OF
NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
GARY E. VANZANT and KATHY
M. VANZANT, husband and
wife, and SSI GROUP, INC., fl
d/bla ADVANCED
COLLECTION SERVICES,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to the final judgment dated
January 23, 2008 in Case No.
07CA000963 in the Circuit Court of
Walton County, Florida, in which
American Finance Company of
Northwest Florida, Inc. is the plaintiff
and Gary E. Vanzant and Kathy M.
Vanzant, husband and wife, and SSI
Group, Inc., fld/bla Advanced
Collection Services are the
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the 2nd
Floor, Front Lobby of the Walton
County Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on
February 25, 2008, the following-
described property set forth in the
order of final judgment, to-wit:
Lots 4 and 5, Block 65,
Oakwood Hills Unit III, a subdivision
in Section 17, Township 3 North,
Range 20 West, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Page 2, public records of
Walton County, Florida.
Together with the 1976 VEGA
Mobile Home, I.D. No. 52V2FK3671
located on said property.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
the Court this 25th day of January,
A.D. 2008.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Tina Potts
As Deputy Clerk
2tc: January 31; February 7, 2008
488H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 07-CP-254
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RAYMOND J. BUSTOS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Theoadministration of the estate
of Raymond J. Bustos, deceased,
File Number 07-CP-254, is pending.
..... the,.Circuit I,.r9uk afor,.,Waltot
County, Florida, Probate, Division,
the address of which is Walton
County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. The
names '-"nd addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a


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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 January 31, 2008.
Personal Representative:
SAMUEL M. PEEK
222 Government Street, Suite D
Niceville, Florida 32578

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

2tc: Jan. 31, 2008; Feb. 7, 2008
493H

Tharp & Sons Mini Storage in
DeFuniak Springs, Florida will hold
either a private or public sale on
these units for non-payment of rent,
in accordance with the Florida
Statue Law "Self-Storage Storage
Facility" Act 83.801-83.809".
Tenants will have until February 13,
2008 to pay in full. No checks will
be accepted.

1. Pam Bishop, Enterprise, AL.
2. Robert Marks, Jr., DeFuniak
Springs, FL
3. Katelyn Billmyer, DeFuniak
Springs, FL
4. Angela Porter, DeFuniak Springs,
FL
5. John Kirk, DeFuniak Springs, FL
6. Unknown Customer

The sale is scheduled for the
following locations on Saturday,
February 16, 2008.

DeFuniak Springs 10:00 AM
Bonifay 1:00 PM
Chipley 2:00 PM

We reserve the right to cancel sale
without notice.

2tc: Jan. 31, 2008; February 7,
2008 494H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 07-DR0000719

RITA FAYE HOLMES,

Petitioner,
and :: ,-

VICTOR L. BELL,

Respondent.
AMENDED NOTl &d i
ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE

TO: Victor L. Bell
390 Magnolia Road,
Ponce de Leon, FL 32455
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Rita Faye Holmes,
whose address if 6981 Hwy. 81 S.
Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 on or
before 3/7/08, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at Clerk
of Court, Walton County
Courthouse, 571 US HWY. 90 E,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
petition.

Copies of all court
documents in this case,
including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office
notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of
pleadings.

Dated: 1/30/08
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ By: Tina Potts
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tpd: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2008
405H


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NUMBER: 2007-CA-
001097

MARTIN M. BURDICK and
DOROTHY J. BURDICK,
husband and wife, and
MARTIN M. BURDICK and
DOROTHY J. BURDICK,
TRUSTEES FOR THE
BURDICK LIVING TRUST
DATED March 14, 2005
Plaintiffs,
vs.

LAURA RICH, LAURA LEA
RICH and LAURA LEA RICH,


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
LAURA LEE RICH
REVOCABLE TRUST
AGREEMENT DATED
November 21, 2005
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: LAURA RICH, AND ALL
OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for foreclosure of mortgage
has been filed in Walton County
Florida, under case number 07-CA-
0001097. You are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to this foreclosure of mortgage
action on William L. Martin, III, Esq.,
the Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is Matthews & Hawkins,
P.A., 4475 Legendary Drive, Destin,
Florida 32541, thirty (30) days from
the date of the first publication of
this notice 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 or petition.

The date of first publication of
this notice is February 7, 2008.

Dated on February 1, 2008.
Martha Ingle
Clerk of Circuit Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
495H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 0034 S

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ROBERT A. SIMAC, et al,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
ROBERT A. SIMAC
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 60
SAND PRINTS DR UNIT A7,
DESTIN, FL 32550
ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 6504
BRIDGEWATER WAY UNIT 205,
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL 32407
AND 6903 N. LAGOON DR #45,
PANAMA CITY, FL 32408
CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN

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

UNIT A-7, SANDPRINTS
CONDOMINIUM, PHASE IV, A
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING
TO THE DECLARATION
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
THE OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 296, PAGE 733,
INCLUSIVE, AND
AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF
.THE..PUBLC- RECORDS-. OF
SWA CTN COUNTY, FLORIDA:

Has been filed against you and y
ou are required to serve a copy of
your'written defenses, if any, to it,
on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attomey for Plaintiff, whose address
is -1800 NW 49th STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE,
FL 33309 on or before March 10,
2008, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the (Please publish
in THE HERALD BREEZE) and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default Will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.

In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA) disabled persons who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 571
East US Hwy. 90, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433 or Telephone
Voice/TDD (850) 892-8115 prior to
such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 31st day of
January, 2008.
Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
Is/ By: Sharla Hall
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
496H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07CA000840

US BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR BANC OF AMERICA
FUNDING TRUST 2006-8T2

PLAINTIFF,
VS

NORTHWEST FLORIDA
ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., A
FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, ET AL

DEFENDANTS)

NOTICE OF ACTION-
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE


TO: NORTHWEST FLORIDA
ENTERPRISES, LLC, A
FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY; ENCHANTED
ESTATES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC. which
business address is unknown

THE CORPORATION IS HEREBY
NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclosure a mortgage on the
following property:

LOT 24, OF ENCHANTEd
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
AT PAGE(S) 56, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the


corporation and the corporation is
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 801
South University Drive, Suite 500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before 3/
7/08, (no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this
notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 30th day of January,
2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ BY: Tina Potts
DEPUTY CLERK
(seal)

PUBLISH IN: THE DEFUNIAK
HERALD BREEZE

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 SOUTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324

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

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
497H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07CA000840

US BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR BANC OF AMERICA
FUNDING TRUST 2006-8T2

PLAINTIFF,

VS

NORTHWEST FLORIDA
ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., A
FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, ET AL

DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION-
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE'

TO: RALPH SMALL
whose residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living; and if he/she/
they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the
property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property:

LOT 24, OF ENCHANTED
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14,
AT PAGE(S) 56, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 801
South University Drive, #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before 3/
7/08, (no later than 30 days from the
date of the first publication of this
notice of action) 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 or petition filed herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 30th day of January,
2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ BY: Tina Potts
DEPUTY CLERK
(seal)

PUBLISH IN: THE DEFUNIAK
HERALD BREEZE

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 SOUTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
07-05534 (ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
WALTON County Courthouse at
850-892-8133, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
498H

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT

Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, Martha Ingle, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Walton County,


Florida, will on February 29, 2008,
between the hours of 11:00 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m. at the front lobby on
the second floor of the Walton
County Courthouse, in the city of'
DeFuniak Springs, Florida offer for
sale, and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder, the
following described real and
personal property situated in Walton
County, Florida:

Real Property

Lot 30, Block 52, Magnolia
Beach, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 2, page 1, public records
of Walton County, Florida.

Personal Property

All rights, easements,
appurtenances, royalties,


mineral rights, oil and gas
rights, crops, timber, all
diversion payments or third
party payments made to crop
producers, and all
improvements, structures,
fixtures, and replacements
that are a part of the real
property described above
including, but not limited to,
any and all water wells, water,
ditches, reservoirs, reservoir
sites and dams located on the
real property and all riparian
and water rights associated
with the real property.

pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment in Foreclosure entered in
a case pending in said Court, the
style of which is

BEACH COMMUNITY BANK,

Plaintiffs,

vs.

GREGORY T. FRANCE,
Defendant.

and' the docket number of
which Is 2007 CA 000360.

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 with the clerk of the court
within 60 days after the sale.

In accordance with the
AMERIICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding' should contact the
undersigned not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding to
ensure that reasonable
accommodations are available.

WITNESS my hand and the
official seal of this Honorable Court
this 30th day of January, 2008.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Is/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
499H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO: 07-CA-
000761

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
CRESTVIEW,
A National Banking
Corporation,

Plaintiff,

vs.

VALERIE M. STANLEY, an
unmarried woman,
Defendant.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida, will
on the 3rd day of March, 2008, at
11:00 o'clock,. A.M. (Central
Stah'dardlaTi) at the" Front Lobby
of.lhbeL-Walto County Courthouse,.
571 U:'. Highway 90, East,
DeFuniak SF-rigs, Florida 32435,
Walton County, Florida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash,the
following described property
described property situate in Walton
County, Florida:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 1,
BLOCK K, DRIFTWOOD
ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES) 28-28C, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated
above.

Any person or entity claiming
an interest in the surplus, if
any, resulting from the
foreclosure sale, other than
the property owner, as of the
date of the Lis Pendens, must
file a claim on same with the
Clerk of Court within 60 days
after the foreclosure sale.

WITNESS my hand and official seal
of said Court this 30th day of
January, 2008.
In accordance with the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special
a6commodation to participate
in this proceeding should
contact the clerk of the court
at the Walton County
Courthouse, 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). 1-800-955-
8770 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay
Service.

DATED this 30th day of January,
2008.
Martha Ingle
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
CIRCUIT COURT SEAL
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
500H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2007 CA 000411


GUS GOLDSMITH,

Plaintiff,

vs.

MICKEY G. WHITAKER,
CHARLOTTE WHITAKER, KAT-
GAB INVESTMENTS, LLC,
PEACHTREE CREEK, LLC,
JOHN C. SMITH, JR., JOSEPH
W. SHULTZ AND VANESSA
SHULTZ,
Defendants.

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that in accordance with a Order of
Resale of Foreclosed Property as to


Defendants Mickey G. Whitaker,
Charlotte Whitaker, Kat-Gab
Investments, LLC, Peachtree
Creek, LLC, and John C. Smith, Jr.,
dated January 29, 2008, in the
above-styled case, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the front lobby on the second floor
of the Walton County Courthouse,
located at 571 U.S. Highway 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. (CST) on the 26th
day of February, 2008, the
following described property:
Lot 4, Estuary, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 16, Pages 9-9C, of
the Public Records of Walton
County, Florida,

If the above-described 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 the Final
Judgment of Foreclosure. If you are
a subordinate lienholder or any
other person claiming an interest in
the surplus funds from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens
filed in this matter, claiming a right
to funds remaining after the sale,
you must file a claim with the Clerk
of Courts no later than 60 days after
the sale. If you fail to file a claim,
you will not be entitled to any
remaining funds.
Dated: January 29, 2008.
Martha Ingle
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Margaret Bishop
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
501 H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON.
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07CA000683

DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL,
INC.,

PLAINTIFF,

VS

CHRISTOPHER LANGILE, ET
AL.,

DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION-
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: CHRISTOPHER LANGILLE
AND HOLLEY LANGILLE
whose residence is unknown if he/
she/they be living; and if he/she/
they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, ..under. or,.
against the Defendants, Who are
not known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the
property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a
mortgage on the f6lllowing property
LOTS 12 AND 13, BLOCK A,
OF PHASE 1 OF SHORELINE
LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
AT PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 801
South University Drive, #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before 3/
10/08, (no later than 30 days from
the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) 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 or petition filed
herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at WALTON County,
Florida, this 29th day of January,
2008.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Is/ BY: DEANN YOUNG
DEPUTY CLERK
(seal)
PUBLISH IN: THE DEFUNIAK
HERALD BREEZE

LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J.
STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 SOUTH UNIVERSITY DRIVE,
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
WALTON County Courthouse at
850-892-8133, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
502H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 08CP000018

IN RE THE ESTATE OF:
F. RICHARD THORNTON

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

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

You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of F.
RICHARD THORNTON, deceased,
Case Number 08CP000018, by the
circuit court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 571 U.S.
Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32435; that the
decedent's date of death, was
October 25, 2006; that the total
value of the estate is less than
$75,000 and that the names and


addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:

Name
ELIZABETH ANN THORNTON
BLACK
Address
315 Bearhead Road, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the.
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is 2/7/08.

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Jason A. Cobb, Esq., located at
1184 Circle Drive, Suite B,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435;
Phone Number (850) 951-2400;
Facsimile Number (850) 951-2900;
Florida Bar Number 0143049
.Person Giving Notice:
ELIZABETH ANN THORNTON
BLACK, located at 315 Bearhead
Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433

4tc: February 7, 14, 21, 18, 2008
503H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1st JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 07CA000272

U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE STRUCTURED
ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES 2006-E01

PLAINTIFF
VS.

ROBERT J. SNEED JR.;
TRACY L. SNEED A/KIA
TRACY SNEED; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS

DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF
..FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE I:S HERIEBY GIVEN'
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale
dated January 28, 2008 entered in
Civil Case No. 07CA000272 of the
Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial
Circuit in and for WALTON County,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE FRONT LOBBY of
the WALTON County Courthouse,
571 HIGHWAY 90 EAST,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Florida, at
11:00 a.m: on the 28th day of
February, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgement, to-
wit:

LOT 128, DRIFTWOOD
ESTATES, PHASE 1B, BEING A
PORTION OF SECTIONS 11,
12, 13, 14, TOWNSHIP 2
SOUTH, RANGE 21 WEST;
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,
PAGES 20 & 20 A-D, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY.

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

Dated this 28th day of January,
2008.
/s/ Martha Ingle
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Isl By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

In accordance with' the
Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special
accommodation should
contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the
WALTON County Courthouse
at (850) 892-8133, 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.

2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
504H

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCIS ALLEN HOFFMAN
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Francis Allen Hoffman, deceased,
whose date of death was May 21,
2007, and whose social security
number is 178-60-6836, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 571 Hwy. 90
E, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons 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










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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008


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 February 7, 2008.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
/s/A. Wayne Williamson
Florida Bar No. 0115002
Welton & Williamson, LLC
1020 S. Ferdon Blvd.
Crestview, Florida 32536
Telephone: (850) 682-2120
Personal Representative:
/s/ Margaret Jean Hoffman
P.O. Box 1104
Freeport, Florida 32439
2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
505H
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
ROCKMAN RECOVERY &
TOWING gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on 02/25/2008,
09:00 am at 1207B US HIGHWAY
331 S DEFUNIAK SPGS, FL
32435-3398, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. ROCKMAN RECOVERY
& TOWING reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.
2004 DODGE
VIN #1D7HA18N84S645839
ltc: February 7, 2008
506H
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida
Statutes, the following
applications) for water use
permits) has (have) been received
by the Northwest Florida Water
Management District:
Application number I 06930 filed
01/28/2008
City of DeFuniak Springs, 71
US Hwy. 90 West, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435
Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 2,797,000 gallons per
day from the Floridan Aquifer &
Intermediate Aquifer System for
Public Supply use by an existing
facility.
General withdrawal locations)
in Walton County: T03N, R19W,
Sec. 5, 10C, 11C, 15A, 23C, 26C,
35A .
Interested persons may- object
to or comment upon the
applications or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the
Division of Resource Regulation of
the Northwest Florida Water
Management District, attention:
Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such
comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
February 22, 2008.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
applicationss. Publication of this
notice constitutes constructive '
notice of this permit application to
all substantially affected persons. A
copy of the staff reports) must be
requested in order to remain
advised of further proceedings and
any public hearing date.
Substantially. affected persons are
entitled to request an administrative
hearing regarding the proposed'
agency action by submitting a
written request according to the
provisions of 28-601.201, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons who have
filed such requests.
ltc: February 7, 2008
507H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
DEPENDENCY ACTION
CASE NO: 06-CP-97
IN THE INTEREST OF
E.A.C. (DOB 04110/92),
minor child.
NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING
TO: STEPHANIE JEANETTE
LEWIS
1/kla 119 Topsail Village Drive, Unit


411, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
GARY CUNNINGHAM
whereabouts unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition, under oath, has been
filed in the above-styled case for the
Termination of Parental Rights and
Permanent Commitment of E.C., a
female child born on April 10, 1992,
and for subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY
COMMMANDED to be and appear
before the Honorable W. Howard
LaPorte, Judge of the Circuit Court
in and for Walton County, Florida, at
the Walton County Courthouse,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida at 1:30
p.m., on the 17th day of March,
2008, for the Termination of
Parental Rights Advisory Hearing.
You must appear on the date and at
the time specified. Your failure to
appear may be treated as consent
to the permanent commitment and
you may lose all legal rights as a
parent to the minor children named
in the Petition for Termination of
Parental Rights.
Witness my hand as the Clerk of
said Court and the Seal thereof, this
the 31st day of January, 2008.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
Is/ By: Roberta Schultz
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2008
508H
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Walton County Technical
Review Committee will hold a
public hearing on Wednesday,
February 20, 2008 at 8:30 am at
the South Walton Courthouse
Annex in Santa Rosa Beach,
FL 32459. The following items are
scheduled for review and action:
1. CENTRAL PARK SOUTH
REDESIGN Project number 08-
001-00003. This is a minor
development order submitted by
Emerald Coast Associates, Inc.,
amending Development Order #05-
00100092 by reconfiguring access,
parking, and stormwater pond for 83
multi-family units on 9.51 acres with
a future land use of village mixed
use. The site is located at 79 Sugar
Drive (parcel numbers 33-2S-20-
33260-031-0000, 00001.)
2. CHURCHILL OAKS PLAT -
Project number 08-003-00002. This
is a preliminary plat application
submitted by Jenkiris, Stanford &
Associates, consisting of a 102 lot
single family subdivision on 41.6
acres which is variously designated
as infill and CR 2:1. The site is
located on East Hodges Road,
approximately .25 miles east of
MusSet Bayou Road (parcel
numbers 21-2S-20-33000-003-
0000, 21-2S-20-33000-005-0000,
22-2S-20-33000-001-0000, 27-2S-
20-33000-005-0000, and 28-2S-20-
33000-001-0000.)
In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statues, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority,, or of any
agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or other
political subdivision, which has
scheduled 'a meeting at which
official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting, a written request by a
physically handicapped person to
attend the meeting, directed to the
chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or
authority, such chairperson or
director shall provide a manner by
which such person may attend the
meeting at its scheduled site or
reschedule the meeting to a site
which would be accessible to such
person.
In accordance with Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, all
persons are advised that, if a
person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board,
agency, or commission with respect
to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
Please be advised accordingly.
2tc: February 7, 14, 2008
509H


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
INSURANCE SALVAGE
SOLUTIONS LLC gives Notice of
Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on 03/04/2008, 10:00
a.m. at 1346 Hwy. 83 NORTH
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. INSURANCE
SALVAGE SOLUTIONS LLC
reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.
Licensed dealers only.
19UUA5643XA000408
1999 ACURA


1tc:
51 0H


February 7,


2008


NOTICE OF SALE


JOHN ATKINS
15686 OLD FARM RD.
FLORALA, AL 36442
96 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
VIN: #1J4FX78S7TC208460
This auction will be held at Hinson's
Wrecker Service at 354 US Hwy. 90
West, DeFuniak Springs, 'FL on
February 18, 2008 commencing at
09:00 a.m. We hereby reserve the
right to auction this vehicle
according to the Florida Statutes,
Section 713.78 in order to recover
any and all unpaid charges for
towing and storage fees on the
above listed vehicles.
No offers will be taken prior to the
date of the sale of this vehicle.
Itc: February 7, 2008
511H
MEETING NOTICE
You are hereby notified that the
Public Safety Coordinating Council
will hold a meeting on Wednesday,
February 13, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held in the third floor
courtroom of the Walton County
Courthouse located at 571 US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL..
Newly enacted legislation
requires recommendation on how
the Criminal 'Justice, Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Reinvestment
Grant Programs can best be
implemented within the County.
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.
Please be govemed accordingly.
By: Dede Hinote,
Executive Assistant
Walton County Administration
1tc: February 7, 2008
512H
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007 CP 000235
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SONDRA LYNN REDDOCH
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Sondra Lynn Reddoch deceased,
whose date of death was August 16,
2007, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Walton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
571 US Hwy. 90 E, in DeFuniak
Springs, Flonda 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"I ..FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS "NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS


NOTICE ON THEM.
All other credit
decedent and other pe
claims or demand
decedent's estate mu
claims with this cour
MONTHS AFTER THI
THE FIRST PUBLIC,
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS N
WITHIN THE TIME PE
FORTH IN SECTION
THE FLORIDA PROVE
WILL BE FOREVER BA
NOTWITHSTANDING
TIME PERIODS SE
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
(2) YEARS OR MORE
DECEDENT'S DATE O
BARRED.
The date of first p
this notice is February
Attomey for Personal
Representative:
Allison R. Sebastian
Attomey for Susan Cru
Florida Bar No. 002454
Chesser & Barr, P.A.
1201 Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL 32579
Telephone: (850) 651-9
Fax: (850) 651-6084
Personal Re
Su
3828 South Rod
Stone Mountain, G
2tc: February 7,
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Notice


The February Meeti
Walton County Fair As
be. held on Monday,
2008, at 6 p.m. at
County Fairgroun
information, please call
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Great backyard bird


count is great opportun


to connect with nature


Millions of novice and
accomplished bird watch-
ers can make their fascina-
tion with nature add up for
science and for the future
during the 11th annual
Great Backyard Bird Count
(GBBC), led by Audubon
and the Cornell Labora-
tory of Ornithology. During
Presidents' Day weekend,
Feb.15-18, 2008, anyone can


count birds from wherever
they, are and enter their
tallies online at www.bird-
count.org.
These reports create an
exciting real-time picture of
where 'the birds are across
the continent and contrib-
ute valuable information for
science and conservation.
People of all ages and ex-
perience levels are invited


to take part whe:
are-at home, in sc
at local parks or w
uges, even countii
a balcony. Obser
the highest numb
species they see
least 15 minutes
more of the count
They can then
tallies on the GBB
www.birdcount.or


Free summer prekindergarten


program for 4-year-olds


Walton County School
District's Voluntary PreK
(VPK) Summer Program
might be important to par-
ents if:
They have a child who
will enter kindergarten next
year; and their child is not
currently enrolled in a VPK
program. Walton County
School District is seeking
potential students for the
Voluntary PreK Summer
Program. The summer pro-
gram will provide 300 hours
of instruction designed to
prepare four-year-olds for
kindergarten and build the
foundation for their educa-
tional success.
Here are the facts:
The VPK program is free
for eligible children, re-
gardless of family income;
transportation is not pro-
vided for the VPK program;
VPK is voluntary; children
are not required to partici-
pate; the VPK program is
developmentally appropri-
ate for four-year-olds and
includes only instructional
hours; the VPK Summer
Program is taught by certi-
fied teachers and will have
a one teacher-to-10 student
ratio.
For the child that meets


New

children's

theater

workshops


at OWC
rs of the Okaloosa-Walton College
rsons having
ds against (OWC) will hold two audi-
ist file their tion preparation workshops
E DATE OF for children ages 6 to 13 who
ATION OF are interested in auditioning
for the OWC summer musi-
IOT FILED cal production of "Gypsy."
=RIODS SET Through the guidance of
733.702 OF two musical theatre profes-
BATE CODE
,RRED. sionals, young students will
NG THE have the opportunity to pre-
FTLEDTWO view audition materials and
AFTER THE learn about basic theater
)F DEATH IS terminology, the vaudeville
era and "Gypsy" in prepara-
Dublication of tion for the March 15 audi-
7, 2008. tions.
"Gypsy" requires a large
cast including several dif-
tcher ferent age groups of both
4 girls and boys. The final
casting for children in the
production will depend on
)944 the "matching" of character
types. Participation in the
epresenative: new OWC workshop does
isan Crutcher not guarantee placement
bridge Road tY
eorgia 30087 n the production. "Gypsy"
is scheduled to perform on
14, 2008 the main stage of the OWC
Mattie Kelly Fine and Per-
forming Arts Center July 9
to 12.
ing for the to 12.
association will Registration for the non-
February 11, credit audition preparation
dst WalFo workshop is $50.
892-5260. Students may choose from
two different workshops,
each of which will meet
three times at the OWC
Mattie Kelly Arts Center in
Niceville.
The first workshop will
be held Feb. 19 and 22, from
5:30 to 8 p.m. and on Feb.
24 from 1 to 4 p.m. A sec-

Li y Feb. 26 and 29 from 5:30 to
8 p.m. and March 2 from 1
to 4 p.m. Each session will
culminate in a showcase
for family and friends dur-
rever they ing the last hour of class
hoolyards, on Sunday. The non-credit
wildlife ref- workshops are number XKD
ng birds on 3200A/Ref# 55103 and XKD,
vers count 3200A/Ref# 55104.
>er of each Individuals may regis-
during at ter at any OWC campus or
on one or center. Contact the OWC
days. Continuing Education De-
enter their apartment at 729-6085 for
C website, registration, or workshop
'g. information.


Dianne Hicks
Coordinator of Student Services
Walton County School District
145 Park Street, Suite 3
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435





Child's name Birthdate


please print


Parent/Guardian name

please print

Address Phone


please print


O Paxton area D DeFuniak Springs area 0 Freeport area


the age requirement and if
the parents are interested


in enrollment, clip and re-
turn this form to:


CITY COUNTY MEETINGS

NOTICE

Thursday, February 07, 2008
5 p.m Design Review Board
SW Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach. Normal monthly meeting. Nichol An-
drews, Planning/Processing Assistant,267-1955.
Monday, February 11, 2008
7 p.m. DeFuniak Springs City Council
DeFuniak Springs City Hall, 71 U.S. Highway 90W, De-
Funiak Springs. Michelle Schack, Administrative Assistant
892-8500.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
4 p.m. Board of County Commissioners Meeting
South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre
Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach. Regular meeting agenda is avail-
able at www.co.walton.fl.us on the Thursday before the
meeting. Dede Hinote, Executive Assistant, 892-8156.
7 p.m Paxton City Council Meeting
Paxton City Hall, U.S. 331, Paxton. Suzan Davis, Paxton
City Clerk, 834-2489.
7 p.m. Freeport City Council Meeting
Freeport City Hall, SR 20, Freeport. Robin Haynes, City
Clerk, 835-2822.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
10a.m. Coastal Branch Library "Prime Time"
Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail, Santa
Rosa Beach. Brian Hughes will talk about lan Fleming and
how his James Bond character was brought to the screen.
Mr. Hughes is the co-host of the long-running radio pro-
gram "Stage and Screen" on WTUL-FM in New Orleans.
Katie Voss, Coastal Branch Library, 267-2809 or voskatie@
co.walton.fl.us.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
5 p.m. Planning Commission
SW Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach. Normal monthly meeting. Katy Newton,
Planning/Processing Assistant, 267-1955.














NW Florida Blood


Center blood drives


scheduled


The Northwest Florida
Blood center will begin a
blood drive Monday, Feb.
11 at Santa Rosa Phar-
macy, Town Center Loop,
Santa Rosa Beach 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb.


12, at OWC, U.S. 90, De-
Funiak Springs 1 p.m. to
6 p.m; Hurlburt CMS, 939
Tully Street 11.30 a.m. to
4 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 13
at OWC, Niceville, inside K
Mall 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS IERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
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LOCA-ILS GATHER
around ithe 'teleision ul s tho
)~' (n-i' CGiantis storE' a


BEACH-







Super Bowl at the Red Bar
Photos by Kris Chavez


KIMBERLYPOST looks on as six-year-old son, Max Post,
shows off the tooth he lost just moments before the kickoff of
Super Bowl XLII.


WITH NUMEROUS televisions mounted in every room,
everyone has a great seat at The Red Bar on Super Bowl
Sunday.


NEW ENGLAND Patriots'fan Sun Bear, a Native Amer-
ican and owner of Sun Bear Gallery & Juice Bar in Panama
City Beach, keeps a close eye on the game.


BAILEY MILLER (left) and Kris Cooper, both New York
Giants' fans, take a break from the game.


ROSARIO, six-year-old son of Oli and Kyle Petit, is ready
for the start of the big game.


NEW YORK GIANTS' fans Karen Ray, Peter Frohwein,
Rocky Lamon and Mary Griffith (clockwise from left) enjoy
the mild winter temperatures outside The Red Bar before
the start of the Super Bowl.


SANTA ROSA BEACH residents Julie McCloskey, Bai-
ley Miller and Sam Douangdara gather at the Red Bar in
Grayton Beach on February 3 to watch the Super Bowl game
between the undefeated New England Patriots and the New
York Giants.


LOUIE PETIT delights in kisses from daughter-in-law
Kyle (left) and Dana Jusselin, manager of FABS in Sea-
side.


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