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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)
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs, Fla
Publication Date: February 11, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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li VOLUMEi .21 NUMBERS 6 SECTIONS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010 .754 PER COPY


INSIDE I

PUBLIC FORUM
OF NEAR-SHIORE
DRILLING .
Citizens ~talk pros :
and cons. 1-C


"HAN DS ACROSS
THE SAND"
FEB. 13
Area: protest
againSt near-shore
drilling 1-C


TWO. KILLED ON. '
SHOEMAKER
DRIVE .,..:
One .:survivor. in
stable: ,condition.




NORTHi WALTON :

CONTROL' -
. HONORED :
Mana ger.. l. 1* e&arns
Directorship ~Award.
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' KIWANIS CL
BUCKETS OFrl::
B LE SSIN GS'
OVERFLOW '::``~;'.r
Exceeds: exp'ecta-
ti;ons fbr `'.Hai~tiani
aid. 3-A'





CORRECTIONS IDIRE.CTOR Danny' Glidewell affixes the WCDOd patch to~the wall of





WCSB: "Offer expired" for

Hunter's Ridge land dispute


The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888



HER LD
`~st r IlMnRINED WITH THE BREEZE n. '


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TRIBUTE TO WWil HEROES:.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. 1-B


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By ALICIA LEONR2D
The DeFuniak Springs
City Council~ met :in their
'regularly scheduled ses-
sion on' Feb. 8 and moved
through; the rather: packed
agenda: quicklyy.. Council
member Don Harrison was
absent from the' meeting.
The .:Council.. approved
unanimously an mnter-local
'agreement with the Walton
county: Board of .County
Commissioners (. BCC) to
share the: services of De-
Funiak Springs Fire Chief
Brian Coley with the city.
The agreement' stated that
.the county is 'in ineed ~f


someone to fill the job as
fire chief and desired to
consolidate its resources
and services. by sharing the
job with the city, Coley will
now be employed by the city
to work 10 percent of his
hours and the other 90 per-
cerit will be paid for, and uti-
:lized by: the county. He will
become a county employee
with all hjenefits entitled to
county employees, including
the county paying for office
space, uniforms, equipment
and a vehicle according to
'the *agreement. The' agree-
See COUNCIL 11-A


FCA-C' Chairman Tommy Seag6rav'es presents the accreditation certificate to Wa~lton
County BC'C Chauirmanr Scott Brannorn, Countyl~ A-dministrator Lyle Seigler (r) and Corree-
'tions Director Danny Glidewell (1.


Walton County DOC gets

stat~ac red t~itain .


Deputy (borrections D~ep-
,tor/Accreditation Maniager
Stan Sunday joined Director
Glidewell in accepting .the
certif ication 'on`behalf of all :
the staff of the. department.
Duringthe agencyrreview,
it was noted that the ~Walton
County DiOC !and the ac-
creditation staff, were to be
highly cominendetd fof3 a jab
well done. Thet Corr~ections
'Department is. the first lo-
'cal Criminal Justice-agency
in Walton County td: ev~er be
accredited and reflects the
commitment oifthe Board of
Courity :Coypmissioners to a
goal of service to' the taxpay-


e rs aixd thpeirT commitment
to professional excellence.
;After an, onsite assess-
ment last December. the
agency was found: to. be. ,in`
compliance': with 100 :per,-
cent -of all mandatory' and
non-miandatory standards.
*Following the presenta-
tion,. Glidewell said, "The
acereditatiiori Lsseasure
'Corung oitr a ~erations 8-to' be
virtually flawless which is
a credit to the hard work
and' dedication of the .jail
staff and' the~ leadership of
the floard of County Com-
See DOC11i-A


Waltoni County Correc-
tions Director Danny Gilide-
well proudly announced that
the Walton. Courity Depart-
ment of Corrections (Walton
.County Jail) has met .100
percent of the irequirement s
odf a highly~ regarded and
br~oadly recognized body~ of
corrections standards and
wias acct~edited Ithrou~gh
the Florida Corrections Ac-
creditation Commission on
Tuesday, Feb~ 2, 2010 at the
Commicshion meeting held
in Stuart, Fla.' County Coo-
mission Chairman Scott
Brannon, County Admin-
istrator I fyle Seigler and


r,
"


.MAnAQGER .`OF PFOST OFFICE; OPERATIONS Todd
Smith induc'el :Kelly A., Lainding into the position of Post-
master of thte De~fusiakz Springs iPost Office QN.IFEB. 9.
(ioto by ipshley Ainason). .::

Lanning :makes



pSt master


The Defuiniak 'Srings
Post Office .welcomed its.
newest .postmaster, Kelly
A. Lazining on Feb. 9, Lan-
ning has served as supervi-
:sor at booth the Fort Walton
and Crestview Post Offices
and as Officer in Charge
at several other facilities.
Manager of Post Office Op-
ef-ations Todld Smith induct'-
ed Lanning into her new


position, saying, "She'll do
a great job," With: friends,
family; and fellow postal
workers in atten~danlce, Lan-
..ning thanked everyone in
the DeFuniak Springs Post
Office for encouraging her to
Seek -the position and said,
."I'm excited to be here, and;
glad to work with such good
people."


PONCE, PAXTON
.~GIRLS WIN
DISTRICT '
Pirates, 'Bob~ats
owned last Satur-
Sday night. 9-B C


WHAT IS SITE06?
The skinny O1s the
Air Forceds pace
Control stations 9-A


Firearms


and


sporting goods bur-
glaries solved. 2-A

ARTS &
ENTERT~A IN MENT
5-C

CLASSIFIEDS 7-C

OUTDOORS 4-C

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By'ASHLEYAMASON'
At a 20-minute meeting
of the Walton County School
Board Feb. 2, Superinten-
dent Carlene Anderson
commended Paxton High
School student Erin Walk~er
on the honor of her accep-
tance to the United States
SMilitary Academy at West
Point and the distinction
of being named the Female
High School Scholar Aith-
lete for the region by the All
Sports Association. "We are
so proud of her and her~ ac-
complishments" Anderson


said. .
Anderson announced
Sago Properties [Bruce
Butts] sent a letter asking
to again meet regarding the
3.89 acres adjacent to Wal-
ton High School the board
agreed to purchase in the
amount of $71,500 at the
Jan. 5 meeting. The board's
offer also included $6,500 to
cover Butts' legal fees and
an' expiration date of Jan.
31, 2010.
Board member Darrell
Barnhill clarified, "The
board voted to make an of-
f'er, and if he's elected to


reject ~that offer, I think
the board needs~ to vote on
whether or not we want to
meet with him."
Anderson answered, "I'll
meet with him and listen to
him...but I've gone as far as
I thought I should goel don't
have anything else to offer."
SBarnhill emphasizedze,
"Our offer no longer exists...
he needs to know that."
The next Walton Courity
School Board meeting will
be Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.
Contact Ashley Amason
at aeamason@gmail.com


Photo by John Murphy


DFS City Council talks

special elections,

fi reWarks,. anad softwa re


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010


PAGE 2-A

Solves local firearms, sporting goods burglaries


Morgan arrested by DFS Police


that returned Sunday eve-
ning. DeFuniak Springs Police
received verbal permission to -
Sretrieve any possible stolen
items from Morgans friend's
residence. Several items were
retrieved that were being
stored for Morgan.
The items recovered were
a total of five weapons, four of
which were found to be stolen
from Po Boys Gun and Ammo,
Along with one rifle scope for
a total value of $2,260; sev-
eral rifle scopes, ammunition
and hunting apparel valued
at $800 stolen from Walmart
in DeFuniakr Springs and sev-
eral rifle scopes, ammunition
and hunting apparel valued at
$800 stolen from Copeland's
Gun Shop in Freeport.
Morgan was arrested and
transported to the Walton
County jail where he was
booked on two counts of grand


theft and four counts of theft
of firearms. Fuither charges
may be pending as the Walton
County Sheriffs Office inves-
tigates the charges that fall
outside of DFSP jurisdiction.


On Feb.8, the DeFuniak
Springs Police arrested Philip
Anthony Morgan pf Freeport.
Morgan's arrest culminated
in the closing of three exist-
ing theft charges ~of various
businesses in the surround-
ing area, to include Walmart,
Po Boys Guns and Ammo and
Copeland's Gun Shop.
On Feb.6, Po Boys Guns
and Ammo reported two fire-
arms stolen from their store
\and described an individual
matching Morgan. On Feb. 7,
Morgan was caught by Wal-
mart employees exciting the
store with numerous items
that he had not paid for.
Morgan was taken into
custody and transported to
the DeFuniak Springs Police
for a formal interview.
During the interview, it
was revealed that there were
possibly more stolen items


.VOMENu. UnLD for
hiabitat is coinzing to Walton
County-


by side with homeowner,
Mary Scott. A long-time
Walton county resident,
Scott, will be moving close
to her employer at a nearby
Tom Thumb. She will be re-
locating frd~m a trailer -and
is excited to be moving into
her own home.
The Third Annual Na-
,tional Women Build Week
will take place May 1-9,
2010, at hundreds of Habi-
tat build sites across the
United State's.
For general information
about Habitat for Humanity
of-Walton County, Florida,
visit their web page at HY-
PERLINK "http://www.wal-
toncountyhabitat.org" www.
waltoncountyhabitat.0rg or
visit them on Facebook.


Carports : :Remodeling
*t_ Home Improvements .:iSiding & Soffitt
1(*"Y Electrical Repairs; Doors/Windows -e
*I Accordion Shutters Storm Panels ;L
*New RooflRerooflMetal Roof New Homes ~'
r Fire Restoration Insurance Claims

4.<


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2MOR'GAN


SHA~LRON TRIPLETT, Certified Business Analyst from. the University of West Florida
Small. Business Development Center, conducts a small 'business workshop for nearly 20 at-
tendees in DeFuniak Springs.


"How to Start a Busmness"


WOrkshop held in DF S


The affiliate is inviting
women tojoin them as they
install trun- work, hang
cabinets, paint, landscape,

lit tocpmepa th hom nf
the "new occupant. They are
looking .for crews of wonien
who are interested in help-
ing out a.family: in. need,
honing; their '' construction
i skills and s~pefuliig a: :day
in', the company of other
women.. working together.
Calling on, book: clubs, ten-
nis teams, .church: groups,
neighborhoods, teachers,
bank employees, real-
tors, doctors, ::corporations
- in other words, anywhere
women work~ together.
The crew will work. side


In late February, volun-
teers who have been work-
ing on House No. 19 on Eaist
Daisy Street in Mossy Head

i wil be psig th hr
hat over to a team con-
prising exclusively women
for the affiliate's inaugural
"Women Build" project.'
W~~omen Build is a Habitat :
for Humariity Interpa~tional
progrant r:that encourages
women: to ;make `a differ-
ence: by building homes and
cominunities. Women Build
provides `an environment :in
whiich womdnen can feel ,com-
fortab~le -learnin~g construc-
tion skills they might not
otherwise have the opportu-
nity to learn


Nearly 20 local residents
attended a "How to Start a
Business" 'workshop 'held
Jan. 29, at the Comfort
Inn & Suites iri DeFuniak
Springs. The yValton County
Economic Development Ai-
ance (WCEDA) sponsored
the workshop conducted by
the Small Business Devel-
opment Center (SBDC) at
the: University of West Flor-
ida.- Due to a partnership
between the WCEDA and
SBDC, Walton Coun'ty resi-
dents were able to attend
the workshop at no cost.
"The Alliance wants to
see pore Small.,businesses
start in W~ilton Countyr, and
the ones we have here thrive
and grow," -said Bill Arnett,
WCEDA Executive Direc-
tor. "We will work with the
Small Business Develop-
ment Center to hold another


workshop later this year,
which will benefit existing
;business owners and those
looking to start a business',"
he added.

In addition to the work-
shops, the WCEDA-SBDC
partnership provides for
Certified Business Analysts
to conduct one-on-one coun-
seling sessions twice per


month in Walton County.
Appointments are held the
first and third Tuesday of
each month from 10 a.m. -
2 p.m. at either~the Alliance
Office in DjeFuniak; Springs
or the Walton Area Chamber
of Commerce Office in Santa
Rosa Beach. Interested par-
ties should call the Alliance
Office at (85) 892-4859 to
schedule an appointment.


SAmerican Legiin Post 249
wil be holding it~s general
assembly meeting' at the Old
Post Office located on SR-20,
FPreeport beginning at 6:30
p.m. .on Wednesdayi, Feb.
10. This meeting is open to
all American Legionnaires
who are past, present, and
future members for Ameri-
can Legion Post 249. If you
are eligible to join, bring a


,


copy of your, military dis-
charge papers or DD214,
$30 memberships ifee and a
desire tor better the commu-
nity.
The general assembly
meeting will be conducted
by the 1st District Com-
mander, Steve Shuga, 1st
Vice Commander Larry
Carpenter, and 1st District
Adjutant, Douglas Skaggs.


DeFuniak Springs Courthouse
571 Hwy 90 East


Santa Rosa Beach
31 Coastal Centre Blvd Suite 600


Habitat .for Humanity of'

Wjalton County's 'Women

Buil d program set


Almer xc'afx Legion Post.

249 to hold meeting


PRO PERTY 'TAX ;EX EMPTION
ILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2010

:Patrick-P. Pilcher, Walton County Property Appraiser, reminds property owners who
intend to :make. ~application for Homestead` Exemption, Veteran's Exemption,
Additional Senior Exemption, Agricultural Classification, Disability Exemption, or
Widow's and Widower's Exemption, MARCH 1, 2010 is the absolute filing deadline.

I 'f you plan to file your exemption for the first time, please bring with you a copy of
your recorded deed or tax receipt, the social numbers) of all owners of property,
Florida driver's license number, Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration
.number. If you are- entitled to' disability exemptions, please bring proof of disability
(two doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on a mobile home,
please bring the title or registration certificate:

If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for Persons 65 and Older" your
annual household income cannot exceed $25,780 (adjusted annually) (proof will be
required). Application must be made each year.

If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please
call 850-892-8123 or 850-267-4500, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

You may file for exemptions at the following office locations of
the Property Appraiser Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


THE ABSOLUTE FILING DEADLINE FOR 2010 EXEMPTIONS IS
MARCH 1, 2010..















































COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THE' GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS CHAPTER FL 1-0, DeFuniak' Springs, holds .its
monthly social at 8 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at McLain's Family Steakhouse,
U.S. 331 South, DeFuniak Springs. They are a family oriented organization that welcomes
Small motorcyclists. Their motto is friends for "Fun, Safety, and Knowledge."



Farmers market nutrition


p rogr am tr aining s che dul ed


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2010O SC HE D ULE

CGautau ua Still'Matters 9 ter i25 Years

'THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 '"
6:00 -9:00 .' 125TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR' CHAUTAUQUA- 'CIVIC CENTER
OPENING OF ART SHOW AND QUILT SHOW NO CHARGE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19'
19:00 -10:00 MORNING DEVOTIONAL
10:15 i 11:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS FOX DE FUNIAK
1:30 2:45 HISTORY OF EARLY WALTON COUNTY
1:30 2:45 'A PICTORIAL VISIT TO CHAUTAUQUA, NEW YORK.
3:15 4:30. TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR AGING' GRACEFULLY
~3:5 :30 HARIERTSBEECHER STOWE, CATALYST FOR CIVIL WAR
5:00 -7:00 PASTA SUPPER
7:00 THE GRASS CUTTERS BLUE GRASS CONCERT


'This class wil be offered
at the UF IFAS Walton
County Extension office on. .
March 5 from 9-10 a.m. Con-
tact Kendra at 892-8172 o0r.
hughson@uA.edu if yo~u plan
to attend.





-C~rdi'g S FlFobindonl' CPA -
38 S 8th Street DeFuniak
850-892-0888
New Fangled Technology
Ol'd Fashioned Service
Tax Accountants
Web-based B~ookkeeping &
Payroll
Financial Consultants


'~~J~~ REtdONAL MEDIC L ENTER


WELCOMES

SA MIA S. KOZMAN, M.D


We are pleased to announce
that Samia S. Kozman, M.D~has

9 joinedd Health mark Regional
Medical Center and the Health-
mark Rural Health Clinic.



Dr. Kozman received her Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery
from Cairo University and earned her Medical Degree with specializa-
tion in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She is Board-Certified in Family
Practice and has 30 years experience. Dr. Kozman has special interestS
and expertise in Pediatrics and Women's Health, including Gynecology.
Notable achievements include her affiliation with St. George Medical
Center in Huntington Park, CA serving as a Project Coordinator in Car-
diovascular Research for five years. More recently she was with a gen-
eral practice in Panama City, FL for two years. Dr. Kozman will provide
general, family-centered, primary care.

Dr. Kozman is now accepting appointments for new patientS.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Healthmark
Rural Health Clinic at 951-4556.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kozman

to our community


TICKETS MAY BE ORDERED BY CALLING 850-892-3696
PAYMENT MAY' BE MADE BY CASH CHECK OR CREDIT CARD


again the community of
DeFuniak Springs and the
surrounding area has dem-
onstrated it's care, compas-
.sion and concern for others
Sin need, by quickly respond-
ing to the needs of our fel-
low human beings." Godwin
continued, "I'm looking for-
ward to the privilege of per-
sonally escorting these con-
tainers to Alexandria along
with our project coordinator
Jonathan King, on behalf of
our neighbors."


fill over 120 buckets.

On Feb. 11, 2010 begin-
ning at 3:30 p.m. volunteers
from the Kiwanis Club will
join together at A-1 Mini
Storage, located at 1154
U.S. 90 West in DeFuniak
Springs, to package the con-
tainers and load for trans-
port. -

Storage space was pro-
vided by Al-Mini Storage,
and CHELCO has provided .


its Disaster Relief enclosed
trailer to transport the sup-
plies to Alexandria, La.
on Feb. 12 where they will
board a plane to Haiti.

To ensure delivery and
accountability the Kiwanis
Club -partnei~ed with Com-
passion Services Interna-
tional who has been oper-
ating in Haiti for over 15
years. Compassion Services
International was organized
as a Christian relief and de-


velopmhent service provider
dedicated to providing emer-
gency relief during, or in the
aftermath, of disasters. By
reaching out to the hungry,
destitute, sick, and the un-
fortunate, they are able to
show the world something of
God's love. This program of
relief was instituted to help
in a practical way to comple-
ment that love.

K;iwanis Club President
Cory -Godwin stated, "Once


The Kiwanis Club of De-
Funiak Springs has been
hard at work, promoting its
Haiti Relief Service Project,
named Buckets of Bless-
ings. The community has
responded, and the Kiwanis
Club has surpassed it's goal
of 100, buckets of relief and
medical supplies that are
schedule for delivery to the
people of Haiti by the end of
February.
A total of 100 five gallon
buckets were donated by


Ace Hardware and Lowe's
Home Improvement. The
buckets were them made
available for adoption to be
filled with either food and
supply items for families or
medical supplies for those
Providing first aid treatment
to the injured. Community
members, organizations and
businesses then donated $30
for family buckets or $50 for
medical team buckets. In
less than two weeks, enough
funds/supplies were raise to


son stated, "As in all busi-
liesses, achievement is only
made possible by the efforts .
of, a team. When a member
of that teanl performs at
a level above and beyond '
his or her responsibilities,
that success must be recog-
nized and acknowledged."
It further cited Hunt's "...
outstanding commitment to'
the North Walton Mosquito-
Control,. the Department,


and ~especially to the citi-
zens she serves."
North Walton Mossuito


Control is a part of the Wal-
ton County Public Works
Division. It- provides 'mos-


quito control services for all
areas of the county north of
the Choctawhatchee Bay.


North Walton ~Mosquito
Control's manager, Brenda
Hunt, has been recognized
by the Florida Department
.of Agriculture and Con-
subter Services with the Di-
rect~orship Award for 2008-
2009.

This award is presented
by the department's Bureau
of Entomology and. Pest
Control to recognize a direc-


tor and their program from
one of three levels. Walton
County's program is level
II which denotes a bud-
get between $250,000 and
$1,000,000. Level .III is
awarded to programs with
,more than a $1 million bud-
get. ,
The award letter from the
office of Commissioner of
'Agriculture Charles Bron-


DIRECTOR.ZSHIP AWARD WINNER BRENDA HUNT with North Walton Mosquito
Control personnel.


community farmers' mar-
kets from April 1 through
July 31, 2010. .
SUnder guidelines appli-
cable to both programs, only
fresh fruits and vegetables
grown in Florida or within
50 miles of the farmers mar-
ket niay be purchased with
the coupons. Coupons may
be used to. purchase a wide
variety of appirove~d coin-

Thisr I. oprogram: benefits
farmers by expanding the
base of consumers who shop
at community farmers' mar- .
kets. It also benefits consum-
ers who can easily purchase
locally grown fresh produce
using their program cou.
pons. Fresh fruits and vege-
tables are important to good
health, and these programs
.enable participants to con-
veniently purchase nutri-
tious prodricts that enhance
their diet.


The Florida Department
of Agricultur~e & Consumer
Services (FDACS), Bureau
of State Markets will be
conducting a training ses-
sion for the Farmers Market
Nutrition Program (FlyN).
This program has increased
sales for; growers selling at
the- farmers markets' ahd
.is required before you can
accept MNP cou pons. All
farmini's whewarre i~ntersted
mn se'lhng their -produice at
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Editor:
For the past coupletof weeks I have been visiting (and
sometimes pestering), the citizens and businesses in and
'around the Freeport area in san effort to garner support
for our special section celebrating the success of~the 2009.
Freeport Bullddgs football team that you will find in next
week's edition of the DeFuniak Herald/Beach Breeze. In a
word, the support you have shown has been FANtastic. As:
many of you knowi2009 was the best season Freeport High
School has ever had in football. I just wanted to take this
opportunity to apologize to those I pestered and to thank all
of you who participated in this attempt to shine some light
on a'group of truly~ deserving young people. Ori behalf of
the DeFumiak Herald/Beach Breeze and myself congratula-
tions Bulldogs and good luck next year.
:Jeffrey S. Powell, Freeport-
'DeFuniak Herald/Beach Breeze reporter
Editor:
The proposal to allow near shore drilling in Florida waters
should be worrisome to every resident of Walton County.
The natural beauty of our coast, is ~a tremendous resource
that benefits us all. Tourism in Walton County generates
millions of tax dollars each year. Tourism provides thou-
sands of jobs in Walton County alonei. Our tourist economy
is the lifeblood~ of Walton County, and our tourist economy is
at stake if near shore drilling comes to pass. Hands Across
the Sand 'hopes to mount the biggest protest in Florida his-
tory by 30mripg hands along the coastline Saurday tp pr~o-
tect not only our'6eahes,~ liit o~ur= economy. i d
Our national parks have come to understand the imnpog
tance of scenic vistas. People associate imspoiled, natural
vistas with relaxation and choose vacation destinations ac-
cordingly. Ptiblic relations consultants working for the oil
industry assure the public that oil platforms can be as small
as one acre. The state'waters targeted in this' push fof- near
shore drilling lie between three and 12. miles from the shore.
The visible horizon from sea level is 2.9 miles, and at 100
feet the visible horizon is 12.25 miles. A 330 foot oil platform
would be visible ori the horizon 22 miles out. Oil drilling in
Florida will spoil the scenic gulf yiews that sustain our tour-
ist economy.
Our area is marketed as the world's most beautiful beach-
es. The beauty of our beaches is at risk from near shore
drilling, as~well. Of the thousands of tons of marine trash
that wash up on Texas beaches annually, 75 90 percent is
litter from. offshore oil rigs. Beyond simple trash, in an area
prone to hurricanes we must acknowledge the likelihood of
oil spills. The representatives of the oil industry laud new
technology that minimizes spills, but the shut-off valves
that would seal- off the pipehines (the source of most spills)
are five miles apart, so there would ~likely -be significant
amounts of oil spilled mnto the gulf in the event of a major
storm. Worse, a large spill that cannot be contained at sea
is diverted to a sacrificial beach. For those of us who love the
beaches of Walton County, a sacrificial beach is unimagi-
nable. Beaches that have to raked of trash every morning
and will leave tourists covered in tar balls will not sustain
our tourist economy.
The beauty of our area is a tremendous natural resource,
and it must be protected. Even if the best case scenarios
put forward by the oil industry were true, and the amount
of oil available is as high as their uncorroborated claims,
the economic impact to our area would still be dwarfed by
the economic impact of tourism. A small group of 20 Texas
oil men who will not reveal their identities has hired every
lobbying firm in Tallahassee, they~ air commercials prom-
ising clean drilling and energy independence. They have
given hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians of
both parties. They pay public relations executives millions
of dollars to try to convince Floridians turn our coast over
to multi-national oil companies who will sell the oil on the
world market. We are not a socialist country, and the notion
that oil drilled in Florida will be American oil is inaccurate.
Hands Across the Sand is a simple statements of our intent
'to protect our greatest natural resource our beaches arid
the economy and quality of life it provides us here in Walton
County. We are grour neighbors. We may not have millions
of dollars to hire lobbyists and air commercials to sway pub-
lic opinion. We can put on black t-shirts and go down to the
beach next Saturday and join hands to make an extremely
powerful statement. Please join us for an afternoon at he
beach and make a difference for Walton County.
Christi Ferry
Santa 110sa Beach, Fla.


Editor: -
I wanted to let our good folks out there who love~their
Animals, know about a wonderful (no kill) pet refuge site
located in Freeport. They take in cats, dogs and horses
and are a wonderful organization. Their operating' costs are
strictly paid -for from ~donations. They do have a grant for
spay and neutering pets which helps folks have their pets
spay and neutered at; a fraction of the cost that your regular
vet charges. This is veiry important since we all know how
important spay and neutering our pet is and how hard it is
Sto afford this in these hard economic times.'
The folks `at Alaqua are dyed in the wool animal lovers
and go out of their way~to help animals and people. I had,
the good fortune of meeting a wonderful woman who volun-
teers her time aind vehicle to pick up pets from owners and
take ~them to be fixed and then returns them to their own-
ers. Her name is Lmnda Draper and' she truly has a.heart of
Bold. Alaqua has many folks like her that volunteer and be.
lieve in what they are doing wholeheartedly. I myself have
Been rescuing animals in the Paxton and Florala area for
over 17 years. I've loved animals my whole life and have
seen many heartibreaking things happen to aniimals that
are carelessly tossed ou~t like trash. Thank God for places
like Alaqua who care and have the fortitude to keep on go-
ing, even when the gomng gets rough.Alequa is located in
Free'port. Their address is:
Alequa Animial' Rescue
914 W~hitfield Rd.
Freeport, FL' 32439 Phone: (850) 880-6399
Samantha Graves, manager """'"*;'' ***" '" '";""' !
Their..ebsite is www. alaquaanimalrefuge. com
Theyr.also have a location at Harbor Wdlkin Destin and
are building a new equestrian site. Please support this won-
deflorganization.

Kathy yearns
Editor
After reading Chuck Hinson's column in the February
4th edition of The DeFuniak Springs Herald Breeze and
other recent articles regarding the proposed "noise/nuis
sance ordinance" for Walton County, I~feel a response is
necessary. I realize Mr. Hinson's column was based on his
opinion and I understand ~and appreciate his concerns that
his own businesses, H&M Tent Rentals and Hilltop Produc-
tions, might be affected if an ordinance is adopted.
My husband and I are~permanent residents in our Mira-
'mar Beach neighborhood. This neighborhood was estab-
lishe'd as a Single Family Residential Neighborhood in
1954. The development in this Historic Residential Pres-
ervation Neighborhood began in the 1990's. Not only are
there families who live in this neighborhood year-round,
there are several largh 8-10 bedroom rental houses. These
houses are advertised as "group rentals." In conjunction
with the commercial rental business of these houses, our
neighborhood has endured large wedding celebrations and
other events with huge tents and large crowds creating
disturbances with loud music late at night. These events -
have 'also brought large numbers of vehicles that park il-
legally in the streets blocking access to our homes and po-
tentially causing dangerous conditions by hindering emer-
gency vehicle passage. It is not unusual for its to make
complaint phone calls because of the noise (as well as calls
complaining abput illegally parked vehicles) to the ~Walton
County Sheriffs Office when wedding events are being held
in our neighborhood. It is very annoying and unfair for
residents iri to be awakened in the middle of the night by
loud noises from events of this nature.
SIn October 2008, the Waltori County Code Enforcement
Board cited a Iocal developer wvho continuously violated code
by operating a "commercial" wedding business on a vacant
lot he owns in our residential neighborhood.
My husband and I are small business owners and readily
agree that commercial business operations are: imperative
to the successful economic growth of our area. However, the
rights of residential property owners should never be sac-
rificed in order,to allow commercial "wedding business" or
other commercial event operations in residential neighbor-
hoods. We support strong laws protecting individuals and
their residential property from the infringement of com-
mercial enterprises operating in residential neighborhoods.
Contrary to Mr. Hinson's thoughts, there are more than a
"few" home owners concerned about this issue.
A workshop will be held on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at the South
Walton High School Auditorium regarding the Nuisance
Abatement Ordinance. We look forward to attending and
to the development of constructive suggestions and ideas
that will help resolve these issues that are of such impor-
tance to all of us.
SLinda Hodges~
Miramar Beach


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JMinds Across


the Sand


By BRUCE COLLIER


This Saturday will see a very well-organized and locally;-
publicized protest called "Hands Across the Sand." Orga-
nizers hope to marshal a large crowd that will stand on the
'south Walton County` beaches linking hands in solidarity
against near'-shore drilling on Florida beaches. Local event
planners say that some 70 statewide communities repre-
sentmng 50 beach areas are on board with the effort, which
reportedly wvilt~have area participants in Walton; Okaloosa
and Bay counties.
Herald/Breeze reporter Leah Stratmann has been fol-
lowing the story, and the Breeze will have a reporter/pho-
t~ographer at the gathering, which will reportedly be some-
where near the Van Ness Butler Jr. beach access between
WaterColor and Seaside. I x
Leading the local effort is businessman Dave Rauschkolb.
He was quoted in this edition as saying, "'The beauty of
this is in its simplicity. It sends a clear and obvious mes-
sage to the legislature that this is not a popular issue and
what equld -be simpler than goizig to the beach and holding
hands?" ..
Yes, the gesture is obvious. I likre Dave (Havde his restau-
rant), I respect his position, and Lam pleased that people
are actually ~going to -leave their hpine~s to get out and do
something public-s;pirited this weekend. I also hope that
those w~iho support near-shore drilling will feel comfortable
in turning out to voice their opinio~n,'aird that all sides will
treat each other courteously.
The focus of the protest (per the. "Hands" Website) is on
:state legislation that would permit the drilling.. However
such protests inevitably draw opponents of all fossil fuel
exploration, state and federal. Here is where the waters get
Smurky,so to speak.
Several years ago I read former Federal Reserve Chair-
.~inan Alan Greenspan's memoir! The Age of Turbulence. In
one chapter, he suggested that the world's reserve of fos-
sil fuel sources (of any kind, presumably) has only about a
century to go, and that the world needs to be thinking hard
about finding new ways to drive the kids to soccer prac-
tice~, or words to that e~ffect. I fd~und that a little disturbing,
though I doubt I will be around when the last drops are
wrung out. The trouble, of coxxrse, would begin long before
then.
Todravi da summary of something called T eHirech
Re ort. It was published in Februar 2005 by project leader
Robert L;. Hirsch at the behest of the .U.S. Department of
Energy. Hirsch has an extensive resume, including posi-
tions at ARCO, Exxon and RAND and has a lot of exper-
tise in the field of energy developth~ent and exploration and
synthetic fuel research. In short, he's not what some would
call a tree-hugger. The full title of the report is "Peaking of
World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation & Risk Manage-/
inent,"l which is surprisingly~ descriptive and .concise. The
full report is 91 pages in length, nowhere near the length of
the various healthcare reform legislation .flying about the
halls of Congress recently. It i-eads more easily, too.~ But
then, it wasn't written by politicians.
Hirsch's report makes Greenspan's estimate look like
Pollyanna on champagne. A canvass of global fuel experts
(oil execs, geologists, a petroleum journal editor,! energy
:consultants, an investment banker and others) projects a
world~oil production peak between 2006 (the earliest) and
"2025 or later" at the most optimistic.,By "peak," the report
means the maximum outprit of any given reserve, immedi-
ately preceding the beginning of declining production. Not
everyone agrees with this assessment.
What interested me about the report is that Hirsch con-
fines his conclusioris to "liquid fuels," refusing to speak in
'terms of an "energy crisis." He suggests that mitigation
strategies and measures (which should be undertaken...
well, yesterday, he indicates) be focused on the technology
that exists. As I read it, he means finding alternative liquid
fuels because that's what our planes, trains and automo-
biles use. Solar power and nuclear power are not running
cars, and like it or not, that is what affects the guy on the
street, and the guy on the sand as well.
I would hate to see anything screw up our beaches,
whether it's oil spills or hurricanes. I don't think it takes a
stretch of the imagination to mak~e the connection between
the beauty and safety of the beaches and the continuation
of the local tourist industry. I get the feeling that the legis-
lation is not going to succeed, if for no other reason than the
legislators don't want to do something unpopular. .
What I hope will happen is that there is a meeting of
minds across the sand, that this protest will open up an
honest and civil debate. The question is, OK, we aren't go-
ing to have oil drilling off our shores. Where is the oil going
to come from, I mean, where is it realistically going to come
from? Are we just handing it off to some other place that has
fossil fuel potential, but not pretty beaches? Are we going to
admit that the internal combustion engine is something we
all use and love, and that petroleum exploration and drill-
ing could be a necessary trade-off if we want to continue
driving instead of walking? Or are we going to continue to


dream of alternative energy sources that somehow seem ei-
ther impractical or so costly ~that only the super-rich could
afford them?
Florida was largely built on tourism, we all agree on that.
Pleasure travel was beyond the means of most Amnericans
until mass transportation trains, powered by coal or die-
sel, or planes and cars, ivhich burn petroleum fuel made it
affordable for those of modest incomes. If that hadn't hap-
pened, we'd be living in the Turpentine State, not the Sun-
shine State (you can look it up).
If the world's oil reserves do run out in the next 50 years
S(splitting the difference between G~reenspan~ and Hirsch)
and we don't have something else ready in the garage, kids
in Maine can forget about going to Disney World, unless
their parents have horses. If we really don't want to keep
scrambling after fossil fuel whether it's to save the caribou
or because the blasted stuff is running out we have to give
the matter our undivided attention.











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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010

Next Exit History G:PS in DeFuniak

Springs and Walton County


ect "gathers site-specific,
'scholarly content on historic
communities ~and deliv-
ers it to GPS and non-GPS
aware devices. Participants
will be shown how t~o down-
load.". For Next Exit Histo-
ry projects to date -see http:l//
nextexithistory.0rg/. Pitblic
comment is welcome and
citizens are encouraged to
share historic site iniforma-
tion. Admission is free. ~

Clune is UWjF History
Department Chair and re-


cently published Historic
Pensacola commemorating
Pensacola's 450th celebra-
tion.
The WCHM is located
at 1140 Circle Drive, De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. .Call
museum at (850) 951-2127
for more information. Ken
. Little is President of the;
'Wa~lton County Heritage As-
associationn and Brenda Rees
is Chairman of the Trustees
for the Walton County Heri-
tage iMuseum.


Walton County historic
locations off I~nterstate 10
will be noted during a "Next
Exit History" program on
Saturday, Feb. 13,. at 2
p.m. hosted by the Walton
County Heritage Museuni
(WCHM) and Association
(WCHA). University of
West Florida history profes-
sors Dr.. Jay ~Clune and Dr.
Patrick Moore of Pensacola
will present PowerPoint and
project.
Jennifer Adkins, also
UWF faculty, said this proj-.


CRASH SCEN~E, Shoemakzer Drive a 17 eFuniak Springs.


sex -


courtroom, where the Wal-
ton Corunty Sheriffs Office b
asked the court that he be
transferred baibk to Florida. -SUSPECT ~IN SEX OF
to face charges here.` FENSES, O~m iStokes, has
been arrested.
,.


COH1H1Uty garden to

host planting party


Two people were killed
I .n a traffic crash that oc-
I curred at 2:37 a.m. -on Feb.
7, obn ~Shoemakler -Drive -in
-DeFtiniak Sp~iiixgs. 'A De-
SFuniakl Springs ~.PoliSe of-
- ficer noticed tha ia car was
traveling .without ~head-
lights on UT.S. 90 west, then
turned north onto Slcemna~-
er, driving "at a high rate of
Speedd" The officer followed,
'then noticed that the vehicle


failed go ~make, a curve, left
the .,road' and struck a trCee
head on. .
There were three' occu-
pants in th~e crashed vehi- '
cle. 'The driver was identi- .
;fied as Jeremly Leon ~Reed; .
the two passengers brere
Tarris Rynell Johnson a~nd
Beronica .Dawn Thrash.
All` were from DeFuniak
Springs. 'Thrashi died at -the
scene. Johnson died later


at HealthMark Regional
Medical Center. Reed ;was
transported to Sacred Heart
Hospital in Pensacola knd is :
re ortedly stable.
: Investigation revealed
~that ~Reed was ~driving with
,a suspended driver's license
and that a warrant was oitt
Tor ~hiS arrest. The investiga-
tion also indicates a possi-
bility that alcohol may have .
been a ~factor in the crash.


On Feb. 4,. The United
States Marshal's Florida Re-
g~ional Fugitive Task Force
arrested Omer Stokes, 37, on
a Walton Counity warrant at
a residence in Lockhart, Ala.
The suspect had reportedly
assaulted the female victim
over a two-year-period be-
`ginning in June 2006. .The
victim was only 10-yearis-old ;
when 'the. sexual: assaults -
i 'aredortTheys tok olce n
Ssolithea~st Alabama. .
The victim was living witft
the suspect over the period
in which the inexual assaults
took place. In one alleged
incident, Stokes punched
Sthe .girl'in the mouth for
what he described as "being
sassy." '.
The Lockhart, Al'a. Police
Department assisted the
U.S. Marshal s' Task Force
in locating Stokes at his fa-
ther's house. Numerous law
enforcement agencies. assist -
qd in the fugitive capture:
The Walton County Sheriffs
IOffice; The Okaloosa County
Sheriffs Office; The Houston
SCounty, Ala. Sheriffs Office;
and- the Covingtoit County
Sheriffs Office.
Stokes is behiiid ~bars at.
the Covington County Jail
in Andalusia, and is barged
with sexual lewdlgr lascivi-
ous conduct of a person un-
der 16-yearls-old, and cru-
elty toward a child without .
great, harm. ~On Feb.: 5, hi
made his first court; appear .
ance in a ~oyizigton Couilty


nated over 300 pounds of
produce to local food pan-
tries. A rain date id set for
Monday, Feb. 22. For more
information contact Kendra'
Zamojski at the UF IF~AS
Walton Clounty Extejnsion
(850) 892-8172 or~hughson@
ufl.edu


The- Hometown Com-
munity Garden will host a
planting party on Monday,
Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. All community mem-
bers are invited to attend,.
learn about: the community
garden and help get' this
year's garden planted. Last
year garden volunteers do-


Clary-Glenn Fusieral Homes is honored to
be family ownedl and operated by joel
and Paula Glepn. But w~e want you to
know that we~gre also family invested.
We are not part of an out-of-town
investments group where our propcrners,
We N n bildings and busiriess are' backed and
owned by out-of-own inv'esors. WCe are wur
local funeral home. WiPhen you do business at Calary.
Glenn Funeral Homes in DeFuia'k Springs and Freerpo-rt
your money does not go into the pockets of outs-of ton
mvestors. Corporate owned or investor backed, we don't see
the difference. If you like family owned and operated andl family
invested, that's what you will fmnd at Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes.
clary-glenn.com
Clant-Glerm Fwzraln Home
230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL (850) 892-2511


Clarv-clenn freeport asperI Fruraineelrm
150 ~East Hiighwvay 20 Freeport, FL (850) 835-2511
Joel Glenn, LFD, Owner PaiulaGlenn,.Ownter . Ohalnl


"Darren Payne, M.D. an'd I would be
.privileged to provide all of your
eye care needs in our new
DeFunisk Springs Office."

LEE AfULIS, .LED

IN HISTORIC DISTRICT
DIEFUNIAK 'SPRIN\ZGS
746 BALDWIN A VENUE

(850) 892-6100


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BOARD CERTIID
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Violent child


Two killed in crash on


Shoemnaker Drive


offender` suspect

arrested


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PAGE 8-A


All proceeds will ben-
efit the DeFuniak Springs
Woman's Club, the oldest
civic group in this historic
town. It was established
in 1915 to ,better the com-
munity. The club hosts the
SChristmas Parade and Hal-
loween Trick or Treating
around the Lake. They help
deservinig students attepd
youth leadership programs,
host a Mother's Day Tea for
Stanley House Residents
and assist those in need as
the occasion arises.
Registration forms are
available at The Nook and
Cann enh oadw nAvnn"&
ing dfswomansclub@gmnail.
coF further information on
registration, sponsorship
or to join the Woman's Club
call. ChrisGuzowski at (850)
892-5615.





:Notice
The City of DeFuniak
:'Springs' -will b.e ~closed on
Monday, Feb.15, 2010 in ob-
servance of Presidents' Day.
'Garbage and 'trash pickup
willrun asscheduled.


The DeFuniak Springs
Woman's Club has an-
irounced that the third an-
nual. Chautauqua 5K( Run/
Fun Walk will be held Sat-
urdajr Mar. 13.
The event is open to all
runners and walkers, men,
women and children.~ Regis-
tr~ation will begin at 7 a~m.
at the amphitheater arid the
race will start proriptly at 8
a.m. .
The course will-run through
the 'Historic District and
along the DeFuiiiak Springs
Lakeyard. The entry fee on
the day of the race is $20. An
;glybirdd regsrtoa ne lof
mail their form and entry fee
by Feb.' 27, 2010. The first
100 registered participants
will rci Ch uauu
5K Run tsir. Cas przsa
trophies and medals will be
awarded to the winners in
several different categories.


tos' a sam -+; --~- ---
R. GEORGE COWIE, Chautauqua Vineyards, (1) and
Howard1 Rinkzer, Pilot Club president.


COwi W Of Chautauqua

Vineyards speaks at

PilOt Club meeting


R. George Cowie, Wine-
maker at the local Chautau-
qua Vineyards in DeFuniak
Springs, joined~ Pilot Club
members for their monthly
program meeting. ;. `
Besides sharing informa-
tion on products~ and ser-
vices, Cowie described their
process of winemaking from
grapes to the wine ~oft your
table. It's <(u~ite an art~ and
it gave members vc hole
new appreciation of ~the
Time and patience it takes
Sin making exactly, thre right
product.
Chautauqua Vineyards


has a retail store along ~with
the winerjr, here, in De-
Funiak Springs, and anoth-
er retail store in south Wal-
ton, ~merald Coast Wine
Cellat~s aind Gift Baskets.
They can also be found on
the Internet.
Pilot Club meets the first
and third Wednesdays of ey-
ery month from.12 1 p.m.,
at the Best: Western Cross-
roads Inn.
For more information, con-
tact Howard Rinker~at (850)
892 5334/974-1067, or' Son-
dra Frizzell at (850) 892-
7283/978-3757.


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- Cosmetic/Smile Make-Overs

- Root Canals

- Implants & Dentures


DeFuniak Springs; -; ': '
57 Bruce Avenue
8505.892.2500 !:(
T~ues..&#yed.Sampi'- rp


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The DeFunilak Springs
Rotary Club is, aponsorinig
a steak dinner event on Fri-
day, Feb. 26. They are rais-
ing money to assist with fi-
nancing local phyTsically and
Ilentall)43hallenghdd 'kids to
attend the Rot~ry-Summer
Youth Camp* -


Aniyone interested in pre-
ordering a meal, they will
'aeliv~ei to a location with a
minimum order of five din-
ners.
More information about
tlit?"Nord;th" Floii~da Rotary
T~tithi 1C~inpij'i located at
www.nfryc.coni.


The club and community
have been actively partici-
~ pating- for several: years.
It's the first time that many
of the children have been
Saway from' home overnight.
I-3t's a wonderful expd 1nc ~
f'ojE the ~children and thelr
' parentss;. "


Michrael T.. O'Dorinell


D.M.D., PA-


.


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870 Mrack; Bayou Rid., St. A
(near SacrEd Heart Hospital)
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Monday Wednesday
8 AM 4 PM
Thursday
8 AM 5 PM -
Friday
8 am -12 Noon .


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Stomach Problems Hypertension
Cancer Screening Cholesterol Screenings
Pap Smears Kidney Trouble
Ad ult Vaccinations For:
Flu *Pneumonia Tetanus '

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&= n';~. ~
Jennifer Esses, MD
Board Certified OB/GYN


W


S5K Run planned in


; ~I~De~uniak Springs


DFS Rotary ~Club hosts

Steaki dinner Feb. 26:


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COIUNT CAEN


]Retirement Accounts

TO Roth or not to Roth

Presented by Mainstay Financial Group
& Sacred Heart Senior Services

1Monday, Feb. 22, 10:00 a~m.


SSHANE OWENS WILL be performing at the 4th annual May D~ay Festival, May 15, at
Gene Hur~ley Recreation Park, DeFuniak. Springs, Fla.

PROJECTr PRINCESS IfELP'LOCAL, HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS have the opportunity
to~capture their own wonderful memories of prom. Project Princess was started by five
women in the leadership Walton class 2008-2009. The Leadership Wlalton Alumni Execu-
tive Board selected this project as one of the projects to adopt and continue. It is an ef-
fort to help' promote self-confidence and individual beauty to all teenage girls in Walton~
County. Last year, in three months over 300 dresses were donated, and 67 girls in Walton
Cotmty were~ successfully outfitted for their prom.. Contact Michelle Schack at michelle@
defuniaksprings. net, or Vanessa Mitchell at vanessa@defunia~ksp~rings .net, or call (850)
892-8500 if interested in helping in.this effort. There are many ways to help make this
year even better by volunteering time to help with fittings, being a drop-off location for
donated dresses, helping to spread the flyers throughout Walton County, scheduling fit-
ting days and securing locations, donations, dresses, accessories, hair and nail gift cards,
or- door prizes`, etc. Drop-off locations are DeFuniak Springs City Hall at 71 U.S. 90 W.,
DeFuniak Springs, Fla., or The Walton County TDC-Visitors Center, 2577 U.S. 331 S., or
Freeport Fire Departinent at 100 Washington Street, Freeport, Fla.
.COME JOIN THE Walton County Tea Party Patriots Group- Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at De-
Funiak Springs Senior Center, 312 College Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Our Agenda:
Including all conservative voters learning about important issues., getting to know candi,-
dates, and influencing the 2010 elections.

THE WALTQN HIGH SCHOOL BAND Parent Organization is collecting donated items
for their "Trash; and Treasure"t sale which will tak~e place March 6. For a drop locationz or
~.to arrange to have items picked up, call Sherry Frymire at (850) 859-5003.' All precedes
will gg to benifit the ~Walton High School Band 5K Run planned in DeFuniak Springs.


- Liposuction

ThC ArT OfBody Scuslptinzg
Dr. Steven Clark, Plastic Surgeon

TueSday, Feb. 23, Noon
LzlnIC 1 will be Provid~ed



Irregular Heartbeat
Sy mptoms & Treatmzent Options
Presented by Sacred Heart Senior Services
Dr. Angel IMormobel, Cardiologist
Sacred Head Medical Group

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 10:00 a~m.


Iln 2Memory of Dr. Mark Kirby
and Mac Campbell
3 Person Scramble
Kirby's Crusaders . .
FEBRUARY 27
:Tee Time: 12:30 p.m.
Don't miss out on our Silent Auction:
Many items up~ for auction including auytogragphed
pictures and items from pro golfers such as:.
Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Hal Sutton, others
PIZZA AND DOOR PRIZES
$50 PER PERSON ..
Colitact Debbie at 892-7008 or
DeFuniak Springs Country Club at 892 3812 .
Quit putting around and make a
drive for a cure for cancer!


,,~V; Healthmark Hospital & Clinic:


* SAME DAYr APPOIN~TIMNTS
WA~L K-INSI W~EILCOMEI~
AC2 CEPT ING~ AD)ULT &~ PIE~DIA1TRIC PATI[ENI T S















John Thomas, M.D. Larry Rafey, P.A.-C Robert Bourlier, M.D. Samia Kozman, M.D.
Surgery & Pediatrics & I ntemal Medicine & Family Practice,
Family Practice Family Practice -Can/iology Woman's Health/GYN & Pedtatris

YOu're Invited To Contact Our Healthcare Professionals
At (850) 951-4556 Or Visit
Healthmark Rural Health Clinic, 4415 Hwy. 331 South, DeFuniak Springs, FL
-J. IMonday Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm

MEDICARE & MEDICAID patients welcomed and most insurances accepted.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010


PAGE 9-A


rated unit of the 2ist Space
Wing located at Peterson
Air Force Base in Colorado,
the 20 SPCS at Site C-6 con-
ducts precise and disciplined
missile warning, missile
defense and space control
operations. The 21st Space
Wing is the Air Force's most
widespread and diierse
wing, with 39 units, 27 loca-
tions in five countries across
13 timne zones and six sepa-
r~ate installations in which
the wing provides installa-
tion support and protection.
The. capability of the 20
SPCS is awe-inspiring, able
to track 90 percent of all
manmade objects in Earth's
orbit, from an object as small
as a golf ball at 300 miles


By ASHLEYAMASON
While many Walton Coun-
ty residents use the Site C-6
detour .to bypass U.S. 331,
few understand the purpose
and significance of the C-6
radar station to this area
and th~e United States Air
Force. ..
Tech. Sg-t.. Amanda .Cal-
lahan explained 'The 20th
SSpace Control Squadron (20
SPCS), located at Site. C-6
on .Eglin Air Force Base is
'responsible for command,
control and employment of
space ~surveillance forces.
Our objective- is to detect,
track and identify manmade
objects in` space~ to enable -
space superiority."
A geographically sepa-



Victor ran




pl anne d
Mark the calender for
Feb. 26, 27, and 28, 201'0,
when once again the original
veteran tea ladies, Bccord-
ing, to Ellen Mayfield, are
anxiously awaiting guests'
arrival. Plans are ..under
way in prepjaration for their

pCirl riv ekin Deu
Springs, is pnce agamn hap-
py to offer h~er home for this
mnmentousi ocasion in cona
'Chautauqua Assembly m .
the Land of Sunshine. Tea
settings ary 2, 3, and 4 p.m. .
It is suggested that for seat-
ing of four or more, reserva-
tions be made so they can
make a memory, allow~iing
visits with friends and' new
acquaintances.
Dress can be for :or it
can be ~casual. Enjoy .an af-
ternoon of sipping tea and
taking a step back in time
for the beauty of yesterday
with hand-cu,,home made
OM,b do!5ei''t emp he ee. and,
Ticketsea are $ p er
son and can be purchased.
ahead of timie at Nook and
Cra"" = BHldwmnAeAF ue
or can be purchased at the
'door. Victorian clad -ge~nts
and ladies will awail guests' -
arrival and seat them for' an

Fr re er Wionse c~al El
Mayfield at (850)307-2228
or (850)892-2662.
Proceeds from this event
(will benefit St. Agatha's
Preservation Fund.,For fur-
ther information, visit the
website at www.floridachau-
tauqua~qrg






G~lendale ~
clinic




Swine Flu?:

vaccinations

Free H1N1 Swine flu vac-
cinations will be available to .
the public in the Gleridale,
Fla. area on Saturday, Feb.
20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Anyone who wants to be
vaccinated is encouraged to
come to the Glendale Pres-
byterian Church, located at
9218 SR- 83 in Glendale.
SAs the height of flu' sea-
son approaches, the Walton
County Health Department
is conducting this free walk-
in service on a first-come
first-served basis, subject to
availability. Even if you be-


lieve you have already had
H1N1 Swine Flu, unless you
were specifically tested and
confirmed for that diagno-
sis, you are urged to be vac-
'cinated. Vaccination is the
most effective' precaution to
fight contraction of mnfluen-
za.
For more information canl.
(850) 892-8015 ext. 1159, fax
(850) 892-8024, or email: shir-
ley _chaney @doh.state.fl.us.


above Earth to the size of a
basketball at about 22~,000
miles above Earth, our high-
est satellite orbit.
The unit operates and
maintains the AN/FPS-85
radar, the Air Force's only
phased-array radar dedi-
cated to tracking Earth-
orbiting objects. It is the
most powerful phased-array
radar in the world, wvith
an output of more than '35
megawatts. The 'unique
aspect of this radar is~ the
phased array antenna tech-
nology. Unlike a mechanical
radar, which must be physi-
cally ainted at an object in
space to track and observe
it, the phased array anten-
na is steered electronically


by controlling the timing, or
phase, of incoming and out-
going signals. This increases
capabilities and decreases
response time which allows
near- simultaneous tracking


of multiple targets through-
out the system's area of cov-
erage, making the Site C-6
radar station indispensable.
Guided tours of the ra-
dar station are available


per request, pending se-
curity clearance. For more
information on -Eglin Air
Force Base visit, www.eglin.
af.mil/.


I


r


I


DAY Gathe EW YQuare
games at noon; early birds
at 1 p.m. Regular session at
2 p.m. For more information
call (850) 892-3539.

KIWANIS CLUB OF,
Freeport meets every
Wednesday, 8 a.m. at the
- Hammock Bay' Lake Club.
Join them for interesting
speakers and great fellow-
ship. Contact Wanda Pitts
Sat (850) 259-9001.
STHE RED DOOR GROUP
of ~Alcoh~olics Anonymous
meets Monday evenings at

7n pDmFuani k Sp 1rcls Me
ings last about an hour and
are open to anyone with a
desire to a op-drinking. No

"If you want to drink,
that's your business. If you
warnttoo stio tha 'is ou s 'I
AA at (850)244-2421.
THE GOLD WING ROAD
RIDERS CHAPTER FL.1-0,
DeFuniak Springs, holds
itsemon hlly social at a m
month at McLain's Family
Steakhouse, U.S. 331.South,
DeFuniak Springs. They are
a family oriented orgamza-
tion that welcomes all mno-
torcy~clists. Their motto is
friends for "Fun, Safety, and
Knowledge.

SEND YOUR COMMUNITY IT
CALENDAR EVENTS TO

dfs heralId@g ina i com


f


CINDY WOODHAM, left, and OLETT4 RAY uiill serv~
palate pleasing delicacies with hot tea, rerrainding gitests o
a tirne riot forgotterit.


Site C-6 uses most powerful radar in world






























Alaqua Anaininal' Refuge (AAR) and the
DeFuniak Herald/ Beach Breeze

PETS OF THE WEIEK


'DeFUNIAK SPRINGcS P~iOLICE REPORT .


Public Hearing Notice
First Reading For Review

COmprehensive Plan Elements
for EAR-based Amendment

Notice is hereby given that the Walton County Bo id of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February.
. 23, 2010, .beginning at 5:00 P.M., at the Walton County
Courthouse located at 571~ US Highway 90, DeF~uniak Springs,.
florida, for the first reading of the below elements of the Walton
county Comprehensive. Plan, in compliance with F.S. $ 163.31 77 -to
the Florida Department of Community Affairs and to other state and
regional review agencies. The~ listed elements are available for public
view at the Development Services Division office located in the South
Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100,
Santa Rosa Beac~h, Florida, and' at the North Walton Planning Office ,
at 47 North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs. The listed elements may
:also be viewed on the Walton County' website at http:l/
www. co.walton.fl. usYlou rGovernrnent/Departlmentsand Divisions/
Plan ni ngand DevelopmentServi ces/EARMeeti ngs under Docu ments
and Resources.

EAR-BASED AMENDMENTS A first reading of the following
listed elements of the EAR-based amendments to the Walton
County Comprehensive Plan:

1. Traffic Circulation Element
2.' Capital Improvements Elemeht

All interested parties wishing to be heard on this issue 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 take 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.
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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010


PAGE 10-A -


JOSHUA GAUTNA'Y WILLAM GAUTNEY


PROPERTY, allegedly stolenz, found at meth suspect Billy Ray Blane's home.


Mdeth arrest leads to stolen property


'old suspect remains behind
bars at the Walton County
Jail on a $100,000 bond for
a host of drug-related charg-
es. Additional charges are
now expected fr~om today's
discovery of the stolen prop-
erty. .

Walton County Sheriff
Michael A. Adkinson Jr.
congratulated his staff for
their due diligence in uricov-
'ering the stolen property.
Sheriffs investigators are in
the process of doing an in-
ventory and contacting the
owners of the items.


On Feb. 4, Walton Coun-
ty Sheriffs investigators
served a search warrant at
Billy Ray Blane's ~home on
CR-183 South, several miles
outside of Ponce de Leon.
The raid resulted in thous
sands of dollars worth of
items taken in several bur-
glaries over recent months.
Sheriffs investigators found
everything froni stolen lawn
equipment to laptopp com-
puters.
InJanuary, a' six-day
'manhunt for Blane ended
'peaceably with his arrest
at a residence south of De-


Funiak Springs. He is the
key figure in "Operation Val-
ley View" which got under-
way last April. It targeted
Those who manufacture and
. distribute crystal-metham-
Sphetamine.
Blane is reportedly a
meth cook, and helped orga-
nize several of the suspects
in the purchase of the chem-
icals needed in the manufac-
ture of the highly addictive
narcotic.~ The. Walton Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office was able
to track thousands of dollars
worth of stolen property to
.Blane's home. The 55-year-,


Marshall is a 3-year;
2-month-old, neutered, short-
haired domestic orange and
white tabby cat. He is lookiing
for his forever home with lots
of love. Ear scratches, warm
laps and cuddles more' than
welcme rMarshallnio~wo hd
love to give. He could be your
Valentine this year.
AA~R is "Northwest Flor-
ida's Premier Animal Sanc-
tuary and Adoption Cen-
ter."
firing the entire family
for a tour of the brand new
facility located on 10 acres
of farm land.


Po 'is a 10-month-old, neu-
tered, ~white vith black mark-
ings Dalmatian, Brittany span-
iel mix. He is a cutie,and loves
to play and go for walks. Po
willnake yu fe Ichhwhe

as your new member of the
family. A leash and a collar
and you have the best walk-
ing buddy ever; to help you
keep that New Year's resolu-
tion and bring 'better health
and more love into your life.

Open : Tuesday ~Sinday
from noon to 5 p.m.


A routine, traffic stop prescription narcotic. Bald-
led DeFuniak Springs po- win also reportedly spoke
lice to search and seize a with the 'officers, and as a
quantity of narcotics and 'resixlt of the interview they
paraphernalia. On Feb 4, 'obtained a search warrant
police stopped Lakisha Sa- for her residence at 1064 N.
kia Baldwin's vehicle; the, 0th Street.
stop led to the location of a . The .search yielded pre-
Schedule II semisynthetic scription narcotics, cocaine,


marijuana, drug parapher-
nalia and an undisclosed
amount of U.S. currency.
Baldwin: was booked with
possession of controlled sub-
stances, possession with in-
tent to sell and possession of
Drug paraphernalia., Addi-
tional charges may be filed,


914 Whitfield Road Freeport, Florida 32439
(850)880-6399


drive,
*Lakisha Sakia Baldwin,
21,.DFS, Possession of con-
trolled substance~ (cocaine,
marijuana) w/itent to.sell,
trafficking in hydrocodone,
*George Henry Stanley,
S24, DFS, Petit theft from
merchant.


DeFuniak Springs Police
arrested the following peo-
ple during the week ending
Feb. 7, 2010:

*Jamaar Rasheed. Gra-
ham, 28, DFS, DWLSR,
*Calvin Wondra Ruffin,
31, Argyle, DWLSR,
*Mark Thompson, 20,
Address not given, War-


rant,
*Herbert Emmnanuel
ParriFlon, 25,-DFS, -Pos-
session of marijuana +20
grains, poss. of paraphern8-
lia, .
*Jose Gomez, 22, Ad-
dress not given, No DL,
*Mario Gomez, 30, Ad-
dress not given, Allowing
unauthorized person to


Co.),
*Caleb Nicholas Niblett,
.19, DFS, ~Possession of
controlled substance -20

*Derrick Willis Lindsey,
21, DFS, Possession of can-
Snabis -20 grams,
** Bradley Ryan Skinner,
24, Lake City, FTA,
Timothjr Don Lafferty,
. 28, W. Va., FVOP,
*Bryant Dardell Pitts,
39, DFS, DWLSR, .
Cristopher Wayne
Lancaster, 44, New Orleails,
Fugitive,
*Matthew William
Church, 28, Grdceville, Pos-
session of marijuana 20

*RPicky Leonard Mills, 50,
DFS, Attached registration
license plate not assigned,
DWLSR, larceny $20,000 -
100,000,
*Nita Sanderson Far-
row, 54, Sandestin, Worth-
less check,
* Jo Connie Hludzik, 43,
DFS, Unlicensed real estate
broker/salesman x3, larceny
S$300 5,0003.x3, illegal real
estate practices, worthless
checks, warrant (Okaloosa
Co.) '
David Lee Mitchem, 47,
DFS, FTA,
Christopher Alexander
Sylvester, 21, Niceville, Un-
armed burglary of occupied
conveyance, criminal at-
tempt/solicit/conspire,
Brandon Casey Corbitt,
20, Niceville, Unarmed bur-
glary of unoccupied dwell-
ing criminal attempt/solicit/
conspire,
*Derrick Ortiz, 23,
Spring Hill, DWLSR, .
Jessica Emily Thomp-
son, 25, Bruce, Petit theft,
Reedie Leola Ross, 32,


DFS, Warrant (Pasco Co.),
*Katherine Anne
Hughes, 19, Spring Hill,
Permitting unauthorized

*Mickie Richard Brazile,
25, DFS, Violation of DOMV
injunction, .
*Shawn Michael Doug-
las 36, Navarre, FVOP,
*Michael Pablo Wells, 41,
Gulfport, Worthless check,
*Gregory Parmer, 46,
Laurel Hill, VOP,
SJames Ronald Austin,
45, DFS, Violation of DOMV
injunction x3,
S*Linda Kaye Cherry, 25,
FWB, DWLSR,
34 Andres Avelino Armijo'
*Lawrence Hamilton
Sykes, 46, Baker, DWLSR,
. Marjorie Suzette Gun-
drum, 42, Freeport, Con-
tempt of court,
S'Alexander Phzillip Metz,
23, SRB, DUI,
*Willie Joe Cook, 32,
Honoraville, Ala., Posses-
sion w/intent to sell/manu-
facture or deliver Schedule I
or II substance, FTA,
*Kenneth James Pea-
cock, 48, Laurel Hill, Pos-
session of listed chemical w/
intent to manufacture con-
trolled substance,
.*Jimmy Lynn Alsman,
38, Nashville, Fugitive,
*Nicholas Cole Monroe,
23, Destin, Unarmed bur-
glary of unoccupied dwell-
ing, grand theft $10,000 -
20,000,
*B.B.N, 16, DFS, Aggra-
vated battery victim preg-
nant,
*Jyraun Webster Sessa,
33, Tampa, Warrant (Polk
Co.).


Walton County .Sheriffs
Deputies~ arrested the fol-
lowing 'people_ during the
week ending Feb,.7, 2010:

*Ryan Andrew Kubler,
21, SRB, DUI,
*Angela' Gina-Ijevon
Taylor, 23, Niceville, Ba~t-
.tery
.William Claude Gaut-
ney, 40, Laurel.Hill, G~aus-
ing bodily harm or disabil-
ity,
*Joshua Buddy Gaixtney
19, Laurel Hill, Causing
bodily harm or disability,
-Julia Ashley Miller, 28,
DFS, Accident, unattended
vehicle or property w/o leav-
*Arthur Williams Ilrin-
son, 33, Niceville, Warrant
(Okaloosa Co.),
*Cameron Paul Mitchell,
18, PDL, DUI
*Juan Vela Perez, 43,
DFS, Operating motor ve-
hicle w/o valid DL,
*Jose Guadalupe Becer-
ril-Roque, 29, Destin, Viola-
tion of non-resident exemp-
tion DL,
*Edmundo Gonzalez-
Ramirez, 28, Plant City,
DWLSR '
*Andrew Brendon Maty-
ac, 19, SRB, Possession of
controlled substance -20
grams, .
*Joshua Blake Parker,
20, Panama City, Posses-
siott of controlled substance
-20 grams,
*Rodney Rochelle Fink,
23, Samson, DUI,
*Eric M~ichael Welch, 20 ~
Westville, MVOP,
*Russell Lee Newby, 20,
DFS, Battery, petit theft,
MVOP,
*Billy Leon Thorn, 30,
DFS, Warrant (Okaloosa


Father, son

arrested for

aggravated

battery

An Air Heart helicopter
transported.a Walton Coun-
ty man to Sacred Heart Hos-
pital in Pensacola after be-
ing savagely beaten outside
a residence in the Laurel
Hill area. At around 6 p.m.
the night of Feb. 7, a Walton
County Sheriffs Deputy met
with William Gautney, 40,.
and his son Joshua Gaut-
ney,' 19.
The Gautneys went to a

.. 31 ebltongn TtoN Wrh
ren Simpson. Simpson said.
that hheandMhis frend John
Tammy Poston,. 41, were
watching television when
someone started beating the
door so hard that it knocked
part ~of the .window out of
the frame. Simpson said
that a short time later he
and Mount walked outside
when they were attacked by
the two suspects.
Simpson said that Mount
fell to .the ground and the
younger Gautney was on
top of him and continuously
Punched him. Simpson then
heard what he. said sounded
like meat being t'ender-
ized and looked back to see
Joshua Gautney pounding
Mount with his fist and feet..
Simpson' was able t'o get
Jloshtxa. off Moiunt, and -the


ing from- h~is head, Mount
was Air Flighted for medical
treatment and evaluation.
He is reported in stable
condition. .
The father and son are
being held at the Walton
County Jail, and each is
charged with one count of
Aggravated battery causing
great bodily harm. Joshua
also faces a charge of crim-
inal mischief of causing
over' $200 in damage~ to the
house.


Traffic stop leads to drug arrest










I0ALTONr COU~NTY COM I~MISSIONER and representive for the DBPA, Sara Co-
mander, spoke to the DeFuniah Springs City Council about upcoming fundraising events
planned by~ the DBP.41 and the need for contributions and donations to help keep the
Fourth of July firew~orks on the Lakzeyard an annual event in tough economic times for '
local business.


SPECIAL ELECTION
CITY O'F DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
2010

The City of DeFuniak Springs will have a SPECIAL ELECTION on April 13, 2010. Listed
below is the schedule for the April 2010 City Elections:
VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS CLOSE: Monday, March 15, 2010

QUAL;IFYING: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 .through,
Thursday, March 18, 2010, each day, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
and Friday, March 19, 2010, 8:00 a.m, to 1:00 p.m.
ABSENTEE: Monday, March 22, 2010 to Monday, April l3, 2010,
each day, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m,; and
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ELECTION DAY: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April l3, 2010

QUALIFYING FEES' ARE AS FOLLOWS: '
City Clerk 1 Year Terni* $ 166.40
*1 year term to complete the 2009-2011 regularly elected 2 year term, of the City Clerk.
On Election Day, all persons eligible to vote in the City elections will vote at the
DeFuniak Springs Community Center: 361 North 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433.
Qualifyizig and Absentee Voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections office,
Walton County: 571 US Highway 90E, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433. Please contact the
Supervisor of Elections Office at 892-8112 for more information.
No one may qualify for a position before the qualifying period. However, this does not
prevent anyone fr~om pre-qualifying or announcing they intend to seek public office, open an
account, and receive and expend fundS.


PAGE 11-A


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1'-A


missioners. Receiving this greatly expanded its voca-
recognition provides an 'as- tional training programs
surance to our community for inmates from one work
that their county jail meets crew and 10 inmates.work-
or exceeds the highest stan- ing in 2006 to 10 work crews
dards in professional correc- and over 40O inmates work-
tions management." ing today. These vocational
Accreditation is the lat- programs have r~esulte~d in
est accomplishment of the hllndreds of t~hoisarids 'of
Department of. Corrections' dollars in direct savings. to
since rihe Boar~d of County -taxpayers' through assum-
,Compmissioners assumed op-- ing the maintenance ~of the
1-A eration~ofthe~Walton ~gunty: i coimty bike~ :paths, cutting
Jail in January' 2007. Since .grass at county buildings
imously that date: the Department and assistance :with Public
~o. 780, started a new~ agency from Works, local municipalities
and de- scratehi and enacted totally 'and the School District. The
on, sec- new policies and procedures; trustee program also pro-
dinance opened ~a brand new state- vides crucial siipport to the
ons in of-the-art' facility north of Christmas Reflections dis-,
of-ways DeFuniak Springs in ~April play in' DeFuniak .Springs.
goals. If 2007 aiid cut operating costs Recenitly lwe .added inmate
moved' from 15;27 per inmate per labor to help operatee the
tten re- day in 2006-2007 to. 10.21 new County Animal Shelter.
:e gives per inmate per: day in 2010, The total replacement cost
o physi- a: decrease of 33 percent.: for inmate labor prdvided~to
truction The Department has. start- the taxpayers friom the Wal-
ed ~GED programs for the~ toli County ,Jail amounted
business, inmates in partnership with to' over $2 million in 2008-
oved a Northwest Florida State ..2009.
be held College, expanded alcohol Accredit~ation.:is thelatest
position and drug. abuse programs,: example of the.oqveral~l direc-
gs City .and Eintered into :partner-- tion of the Board of Commis-
er Kim ship with the Walton *Cor*-. s1ioners: to provide -quality
Icil that rectionail Ilistituti'on to grow service in a professional and
Se-mail avegetabe'garden. Thejbiiint: fiscally responsible manner
Susie garden project helps reduce at the Walton County Jail.
lemorn- costs for the.taxpayers and Th~e Florida Corrections
that sh$ provides, a healthier menu Accreditation program, of-
resigna- for inmates at both the state fers the oppoitunity to eval-
!diat~ely.. prison and't~he countyy jail. uate a facility's operations
lve no The result of this program against standards developed
gna~tion, is that per meal costs at the ,by the Florida Corrections
h Kirby jail have been reduced from Accreditation~ Cominiasion
Council ovier a dollar a meal in i007 (FCAC). This process allows
ty Clerk to an 'average of ~.69.cents' administrative staff to .rem-
;s Man- per meal today. ,In the stun- edy deficiencies and upgrade
lell will .mer months 'the. cost' actu- the quality of correctional
,n,. until ally came down' to 50 cents programs and services. The
elected. per meal. benefits from such a process
need to The `Department has -


include:
unproved management,
strengthening the facility's
defense against lawsuits
and, complairits, increased
accountability, enhanced
public credibility for admin-
istrative and ~i'ne staff, a
safer: and more humane en-
vrironment for personnel and-
iinmatespotential reduction,
in liability through adoption
of sound operating practic-
es, demonstration o'f a "good
faith" effort to~imprqvre con-
ditions of confinemenjt- and
establishment' of~ niasur-
able criteria for upgrading
Programss* personnel, and
physical plant.
The overall purpose of
FCAC is to improve the de-
livery of correctional servic-
es. All aspects of correction-
al operations are addressed
through: the standards, mn-
c luding: Admission, Classifi-
cation, Housing, Sanitation,
Food .Service, 'Personnel Is-
sues, Fiscal Acti~vities, Secu-
rity, Training and Medical.
Participation in the~ ac-
creditation process is strict-
ly voluntary. There are a
Total -of 237 standards (97
are mandatory; 141 are
non-maihdatory). ~Accredita-
Stion standards are derived
primarily from:. the Flori-
da Model Jail Stanidards.
Standards gre ~specific to
the Florida corrections p~ro-
fession and are compatible
with Florida law. The pro-
cess is desigried to accom-
modate all fa~cilitie's,' from
the :smallest to the largest.
Accreditation fees ar~e based
on the rated capacitjr of the
facilitJy being accredited.;


:CONTINUED FROM PAGE


menit also stated 'that 'either maintenance and one in san-
.party may terminate .the: itation works through the
agieement with 60 days no-` letr ~Florida Back to W~ork
tice.' Program.The program sup-
:,The Council unanimously plements almost 95 percent
approved the date of March of a new.employee's salary
22 for a public hearing on a and benefits for a set period
variance request by Robert: of time through one of the
"Greg" Lathinghouse for an federal stimulus programs.
additional sign to bb added~ The Downtown Profes-
at a future date at Genesis sional Business Associa-
Automotive property on the tion (DPBA) represented by
Shoemaker Drive side. Sara Comander,. discussed
Mayor Harold Carpenter the Fourth of July fireworks
arid Council member Henry. with t~heCouncil. Comander
Ennis appointed two new said thiat. many- local busi-
members to th~e DjeFuniak .ness were not-able, due to
Springs Planniing Bohrd af- the ecpilomic climate, to put
ter the resignations of mem- up as much' funding for the
bers. Kermit Wright and fireworks as they had in the
Don Truitt. Bill Bierbaum past. "I went on faith and
was appointed by Carpenter vie have- placed the order,
and Tyron Key was named, but we are going t~o have to
by Ennis. Both. new mem- do something, together, to
ber appointments were' ap- keep this tradition alive. If
proved unanimously by the everyone could jiust donate
Council.. a little, five dollars here or
The Council~ approved th-ere, we will be able to do
upanimously .to pur~chase'- this. We are planning many
new software for 'Magnolia -fundraising events to get us
Cemetery. Lacey Woodham, to the ,$4,,000 we will need
secretary` to the inay~orl re- :,to pay for it. In the past,
searched the project and last year, we. spent $9,000-
found ~that the software .$12,000 on the event, mu-
could offer. all of the, fea- sical guests and additional
tures dieeded at the` lowest things for the kids and such.
cost. Half of: th4e ~c~emgeteS ry W~e would be out of luck, if
records are on phiper and fi; e~ e Gieffo spendd that niixch
oth er half a re fir-electr onic th'lryear. LTu~cktily, --e-b ve
form. The new software will securede. free entertainment
consolidate everything into :and have faitly that we will
electronic' form 'as :well as 'be able to continue this
be able to help in the loca- tradition with- the cojmmu-
tion and purchasing of .fu- nity's support.". The fCoun-
ture plots and the ability to cil approved. unanimously
generate a miap for si~tors to waive the ~fee for the use
to find a loved ones resting of the amphitheater for the
place ait the' cemetery. The ~ annual celebration, but
software wil 'cost I$6,345, hedged at Comander's re-
but will be broken do\iiti into quest to be permanently put
two paymehts, $2,500 no~w, on the books for that date of
and the balance of. $3,845 'u'se. T~he issue of being able
will be paid on Oct. 1, 2010. :-to permanently book a day
SThe Council approved of use, such as this one, will
unanimously to .hire two come back before the, Coun-
new positions, one in'street cil at a later date.


ar term
heduled
~egistra-
Monday,
g for the
ed from
Sa.m. to
:h 19, 8
~ying fee
for one

Council
lied for

Scan
icia@de-


The Council unanj
adopted ordinance N
which amend thb l
velopment regulation
tion 22-3. The ore
restricts obstruction
streets and right-
such as basketball E
the object is not r
after a verbal or wri
quest, the ordinance
the city the ability te
cally remove the obsl
or safety hazard.
In a last bit of bl
the Couincil appre
special election to 1
on April 13 for t~he i
of DeFuniak Sprin;
Clerk. City Manag
Kirby ~told the Coun
Sshe had received an
from former clerk
Campbell-Work on th
ing of Feb. 8 stating l
was tenderi~ng her 1
tion, effective imme
Campbell-Wprkr ga
reason for the 'resi(
per the e-mail, which
read out loud to the
and audience.,Deput
'and Special Project
ager Vanessa Mitch
Fill in for the position
a new' clerk can be
The new clerk will
Finish out a one-ye;
-iFbefoe ruturing apt~
nelit regularly sc.
election. The voter r
tion books close on ~
March 15. qualifyinE
position is schedule~
March -16-18, from 8
4:30 p.m. and Marc
a.m. to 1 p.m. Qualify
to run for the seat
'term is $166.40.
The next City
meeting is schedu
Feb. 22 at City Hall.

Alicia Leonard
.be reached .at al
funiakherald.com


9 BRIGHT HOUSE
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partially ejecting Hopkins.
Hopkins was, pronounced
dead at the scezie, and Greg-
ory was transported to Bay
Medical iq. serious candi-
tion.
The FHP report states
that neither occupant was
wearing a' seatbelt. An 'in-
vestigation is pending into
whether ,alcohol may have
been a factor.


Two DeFuniak Springs
residents were involved in
a crash on U.S. 331, half a
mile a north pf Sparkleberry
Road. The' crash occurred at
9:35 p.m. on Feb. 6.
Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) investigator. O pl.
~Kenlneth D. Davis reported
that a vehicle was traveling
north of U.S. 331, ,attempt-
ing to overtake other north-


bound traffic. The driver
was Richard Thomas Hop3-
kins, 32; also in the car was
. Dian D. Greg~ry, 45, both f
DeFuniak Springs.
The FHP report stated
that Hopkins appr~ently
lost control of the .vehicle,
which began rotating clock-
wise. The vehile 1eft the
,road and overturned several
times, ejecting Gregory and


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page 4-C
* Photos byMerle Woodham


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Ster' (Air One) is .equipped
now with the. state-of-the- .
ar~t night vision system. The
~gFLIR (Forward Looking In-
fra-Red) camera is less than
40 pounds and mounted on
the bottom of the aircraft.
This week. Chris' Cla'rk
with FLIR Systems, ~based
in Boston, has been work-
ing with. WCSO pilots
%I Scott Thonipson and Apr'il
Hantzis. With military
.backgrounds, both deputies
Thompson and Hantzis are
familiar with night vision'
technology. Clark points out
the latest advances in us-
ing the hand-held computer
device, which resembles a
;ideo game, to control the
camera angle.
FLIlf works by latching on
to th~ermal energy released
by a person, .or vehicle on
the ground. The system has
proven to be a tremendous
asset during search and res-
Cue operations during the
day, or at night. It is also
used to. locate a criminal
suspect from the sky;.
Since 911, the technology
once used almost exclusively
by the military has been cus-
tomized to assist local law
enoc en hTahel ICSOais

enforcement agencies in the
.4Florida Panhandle to be
equipped with the FLI'R.
The WCSO was able to
secure the necessary Home-
land Security grant mo~nies~
IP to cover the $250,000 price


tag. Sheriff Michael A. Ad-
kinson Jr. has placed a high
Priority on having, WCSO
play a pivotal role in, the
Regional DomeStic.Security
Task Force, which helped


pave the way for the award-
ing of the grant. The FLIR
will~ play an integral role in
saving lives, and help in the
apprehension of dangerous
fugitives.


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the first, second and third-
.place teams, as well as indi-
vidual awards for the golfer
who is closest to the pin.
In addition to team and
individual entry fees, there
are multiple levels of.spon-
sorship available. Respond
quickly, if interested, as
sponsorships are limited.
The deadline for registra-
tion is April 5.
For more information,
contact W7iendy Radke at
(850) 267-0683 or email HY-
PERLINK "mailto:wendy@
waltonareachamber~com"
wendy@waltonareacham-
ber.com


The Walton Area Cham-
ber of Commerce announces
the Chamber's Annual Golf
Classic, to be held on April
26, 2010. Thetoxirnament is
presented by Sandestirr Real
Estate, and will be held at
Camp Creek Golf Club. The
Classic will kick off with a
pre-tournament party on
Sunday evening, April 25 at
Santa Rosa Golf and Beach
Club. .
The rre-tournament par-
ty will feature live enter-
tainment, amazing Coastal
cuisine and a silent auction
event. There are also a few
"surprises" planned along
the way to spice up the eve-


ning. .
The tournament is a
scramble format, with two
shotgun starts at 8 a~m. and
2 p.m. There vciill bei a conti-
nental breakfast, lunch and
dinner that will be provided
by local restaurant vendors.
Local golf professional Tony
Ruggiero will be on location
to host a lunchtime golf clin-
ic on the day of the event.
The proceeds from the
tournament will benefit the
Walton Area Chamber of
Commerce Foundation pro-
8 rams, such as Youth Lead-
ership and Leadership Wal-
ton,
Prizes will be awarded to


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TUSKEGEE MECHANICS POSE in, front of a B-1&.




Red Tail Angels exemplify


black :history contributions


THIS PLAQUK- COMMEMORATZIN~G THE TUSKEGEE
AREN hngs n the facility's interpretive center, (Phot'o


~By EREREYPOW'ELL
Black History Month
can trace its origins to
1915 wvhen historian and
author Dr Carter G.
Wioodson founded ~the As-
sociation for the Sturdy of
Negro Life and ~Hist~ory.
Through this ogrganiza-
tion Woodson selected the
week in February that in-
cluded the birthdays of
both Abraham L~incoln
and Frederick Douglass
as the time to reflect oh J
the contribixitionrs made
to the natiodiby people
of color. Iri~ 1975 Presi-
dent ~Gerald Ford urged
all Americans to recog-
nize those contributions
in a message concerning
Black History Week. Con-


- fly P-40s on patrol and
bomber escort missions.
The squadron shot down
,its first enemy 'aircraft
in Jluly, but also lost
two pilots, the first of 66
Tuskegee Airman killed
in action or in accidents.
;The 392nd Fighter Group,
sent .-to Italy, .in~ .early
1944, shot .downr at least
. 17 exiemy aircraft during'
the Anzio campaign, 'The
squajdrns: of. the. 332nd
quicklyiy gained ai reputa-
tiobn 'as excellent .escort
unit~s;'alorjg' ritli the 49th
1the onlyr ones tpti~evdr lose
a bomber t'o enemy air-
c~raft fire. Bomber crews
Called them the "Re~d Tail
Angels'' because of. their
planes) distinctive' red-
tail sections and because
they were known to never
abandon bombers in their
care.
The Tuskegee Airman
National Historic Site is'
located at 1616 Chappie
James Ave in Tuskegee,
Ala., and can be reached
by calling (334) 724-
0922.


gress. later .passed ~~a law
designating February as
Black History. Month. In
1996 President Bill Clin-
ton issu~ed~ a proclamation
recognizing National Af-
rican-American History
Month and- subsequent
presidents have followed
suit.
The. efforts and contri-
butions blackc Americans
have ma;&e to this nation
are coun~tle~ss and will no
; doubt continue as long as
there is a ~United States of
Amerlca. In fact,:during
.World -War 'II. one; group
of black Americans gave
their all to see this' nation
survive. ;That group of
Army Air Corps members
have become affectionate-
ly known as the Tuskegee
Airm11en. .-
.The booming field of
aviation in America was
`mostly closed to' black
Americans in the early
1900s, and they were
entirely excluded front
military aviation. Then
in 1939, in response to
growing international


tensions, Congress passed
the Civilian Pilot' Train-
ing (CPT) Act. The CPT
was designed to 'train
large numbers: of pilots
who could move quickly
into military service. Also
in 1939, Public: Ladv 18
required th~e 'Army `Air
Corps to: contract w~ith
'civSilian flight schools fbr
primary training of ~mili-
tiary pilots;; one .of the
schools had to train 'black -
Ainericans.
The first group of
young black Ameosrican
pilot, hopefuls arrived a~t
Tuskegee ~in July 1941.
Five 6f the odrig,4nal 13
trainees sixrvived the
rigorous, ~training. a~nd
received their wings on
Mar~ch! 7,.. 1942. :Byi ;the
end' of the war, 992 pilots
had been trained. Ap-
proximately 17,000 men
and women of. color were
eventually 'trained for
supporting roles 'in the
Army Air Corps.
In April P193, the 99th
Fighter Squadron `was
sent to North Aifrica to


MOTON FIELD IS LOCATED just 'outside~ the city of
liuskege~e, Ala. (Phathb by Jeffrey Powell) ~


STATIC. DISPLAYS OF THE OPERATIONS CENTER are much the way they would
have been in the earil 1940s. (Photo by Jefrey Powrell)


SMANY PERIOD PHOTOGRAPHS can be found in the interpretive center. Here a group
of pilots discuss aerial maneuvers.


.THIS GROUP OF AIR FORCE PERSONNEL were visiting Tuskzegee from the Senior
Non-Commisione~d Officers Academy at Masxwell/Gunter annex near Montgomery. They are
members of F~iht 14 or "Dragon Flight. The group is gathered in front of a PT-1 7 Stear-
man, the Tuskzegee Airmen's primary trainer. (Photo by Jeffrey Powrell)


A LOOK-THROUGH the original gates of the airfield. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


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On Feb. 13, footSEAS
Medical 'will sponsor' the
First Annual DeFuniak
Springs, Art Expo. The event
is free to the public and will
be held at the DeFuniak
Springs Civic Center, 1 4
p.m. All DeFuriiak Springs
students have been invited


to express their artistic abil-
ities at the expo.lArt profes-
sionals will score the entries
and foot;SEAS Medical will
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are show and sale

The 2010 Florida Chau-
tauqua Assembly, Inc., cel-
ebrating its 125th year, will
feature a three-day art show
and sale in conjunction with
the event. The art show and
sale will feature regional
and local artists, who will
display works in a variety
of mediums, styles and price
points.
The art show and sale
will be held at the DeFuniak
Springs Civic Center lo-
cated at 361 N. 10th Street,
DeFuniak Springs. Show
hours commence with a gala
opening on Thursday, Feb.
18 from 6 8 p.m., and con-
tinue Friday and Saturday,
Feb. 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. -
4 p.m. There is no charge for
admission to the art show
and sale.
For more information
about the Florida Chautau-
qua Assembly, visit HY-
PERLINK "http://www.flor-
idachautaugua.org" www.
floridachautauqua. org.
The 2010 Florida Chau-
tauqua Assembly art show
and sale participating art-
ists (as of Jan. 28, 2010),
are: Priscilla Bonjour- Oil
paintings and pastels of
landscapes, seascapes and
nature; David Hart Acryl-
ic and oil paintings with
'bold brush strokes and pal-
ette knife texture; V. W.
Kennedy Acrylic paint-
ings; Sue Murphy. Unique
carved gourd designs ;John
Murphy Acrylic portraits;
Dawn Kenny Martin Acryl-
ic landscapes featuring color
and light; Robert McBroom
~- Woodturner; Lynette Mies-
en- Oil paintings created
with a palette knife; Connie
Nobhoz, Cee Jay Creations
- Sculptural jewelry and ac-
cessories created with beads;
Don Noland Wood cary-
ings; John Parsons- Water-
color and acrylic paintings;
Adam Pennington Raku
Pottery; Eloise Elaine Sch-
neider- Rustic and whimsi-
cal mixed media creations;
Delores Walvatne- Jewelry
Jerri Whitehead Pastels
featuring flowers, fruits and
vegetables; Walton County
Art Leaque -- Numerous
area artists featuring varied
works i


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Dear Auntie Em,

My father passed airdy
many years ago and my
brothers, sisters and I have
all pitched in taking care
of my mom. My mother's
health has failed her re-
cently and we are prepar-
ing to let her go, too. The
problem is one of my broth-
ers. He has decided that,
even though Mom made her
wishes about her end of life
care know to many of us, he
does not want to honor her
wishes and wants her to be
placed on a respirator to
keep her alive. My mom does
not have a living will and all
of this has started a feud be-
tween my brothers, sisters
and I. Not to mention that
this brother and his wife are
already eyeballing some of
my mom's treasured things,
as well.
I don't know what to do
to keep my family together,
much less keep me together
in the weeks and months to
come. Do you have any ad-
vice for my family? Thank
you.
Distressed daughter in
DeFuniak

Dear Distressed, .

There's always one, isn't
there, distressed? So sorry
to hear of your problem and
you mom's failing health.
My understanding is if her
physician deems her as
competent, she can still
sign *a living will. If she is
not awake or coherent, your
family that heard~ you~r mom
make her wishes known,


need to get together and go
to an attorney and get legal
advice on how to handle this
situation. Your brother has
the same right to go to an
attorney and try to do what
he thinks is correct for your
mom. This is an issue of ex-
pediency,~ legal and health
wise.
As far as your mom's
stuff and the brother. I hope
she has a will or that all of
you wil be able to sit down
together and draw out an
agreement to property and
belongings that everyone
can live with, after your
mom passes. If not, this will
end up in court with every-
one unhappy.
Your situation is messy
(emotionally and financial)
and there will probably be
hard .feelings. It's what is
most important to you that
will help you make your
decisions.in this case, your
mom's wishes or to keep the
peace with your brother and
the rest of the family. Pray
on it, if you believe.
And just an extra note,
get a living will and tell ev-
eryone you know to do the
same and make sure you
have a will for your property
or give it to your kids before
you get ill. These things stop
.problems like this in their
tracks. Good luck and God
bless you and your family.

Auntie Em


Send your letters to Aun-
tie Em to dfsh~erald@gmail.
com or to P.O. Box: 1546, De-
Funiak Springs, Fl.32435


If you want to avoid
growth hormones in meat
and poultry but find hor-
mone-free meat too pricey,
you can have an animal
slaughtered and frozen for
a couple hundred bucks. Of
course if you're like me and
would make the animal a pet
instead of a meal, it is com-
forting to know that an ani-
mal you raise or select from
a humane grower will live
a healthier, longer, happier
life than did those found in
the meat counter of the local
supermarket, and because
of the way the animal was
raised it will in turn serve
your body well. Again, this
can be another process by
which we can teach our chil-
dren valuable lessons.

With any change, the
hardest part is altering our
habits--going from soda
(which is the biggest diet
and health saboteur of all, I
assure you) to water, candy
bars to granola bars (Fiber
Plus is just as delicious with
.half the sugar and calories),
white bread to whole wheat
(this simple change can re-
sult in losing ten pounds per
year without making any
Other change), and sweet tea
to unsweet tea (this I know
will be the most drastic for
Southerners, but anyone
can do it with a little dash of
Truvia or Splenda). If you'll
give yourself two weeks of
retraining your taste buds
to select healthier options,
your body will begin to crave
the whole, natural foods
which were intended for it,
making your job a whole lot
easier--looking and feeling
fabulous.


It's time to take back our
health,

Americans are quickly
becoming the unhealthiest
people in the world, behind
only developing countries
without advanced sewage
and agricultural methods.
Today, one in three Amer-
ican children is obese, and
60 percent of all adults are
obese. That number is pro-
jected to increase to 85 per-
cent over the next 15 years.
Currently, the number
one killer in America is di-
abetes. Most of us know at
least one person who has/
had diabetes and because
it is such a common dis-
ease especially in the South
where if it isn't fried, dipped
in butter, or covered in sug-
ar it isn't done yet, we un-
derestimate how dangerous
this disease is. At its essence
diabetes is the equivalent of
small shards of glass (sugar)
flowing through our arter-
ies and slashing the walls.
As scar tissue forms trying
to heal the damage sugar
causes, it results in:blood
clots which lead to hieirt at-
tacks, blindness, and loss of
limbs.
Our overly convenient
lifestyle is killing us. We
drive cars even the most
limited distances, we pull
through a drive-through
and eat hormone and chem-
ical-infused foods with no
nutritional value-a stag-
gering statistic, one in four
children eats fast food every
day. Adding to the problem,
we turn to a virtual play-
ground accessible from the
couch for recreation.
What's worse is how un-


informed most of us are on
the things we put in our
bodies and feed our families.
Did you know the pesticide
found on one-third. of all
produce is linked to autism,
ADHD, and abdominal fat
weight gain which directly
increases the risk of heart
disease?
The growth hormones giv-
en to livestock result in such
rapid growth the animals'
organs fail causing internal
bleeding, open sores, and
malnourishment, and their
bones are too weak even to
support them, leaving them
immobile. When we ingest
those same hormones, imag-
ine the effect on our bodies.
These hormones are linked
to cancers of all types, par-
ticularly breast and colon
cancer.
Jumping on every mir-
acle-diet-bandwagon, we
follow the latest trends in-
stead of educating ourselves
on the composition of food
and the processes our bodies
undergo to digest it. The an-
swer is to change our mind-
set and lifestyle.
However, we aren't hielp-
less in this epidemic. Almost
every single risk can be pre-
vented or reduced.
We can choose to buy
produce certified as USDA
Organic, thoroughly wash
produce that isn't organic,
or grow our own. If choosing
the latter, not only will your
grocery bill decrease and
your peace of mind increase,
but growing a garden can be
a great way to create family
memories and teach chil-
dren lessons of responsibil-
ity, gratitude, and an appre-
ciation of nature.


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ALAQUA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The pastor and
congregation invite you to come join us for services at 9 a.m. every Sunday.
Church school for children and coffe fellowship follow the morning service.
Serving the faithful at 4189 Coy Burgess Loope since 1837. Come to the
country for worship. Call Pastor Henry Martin at (850)892-4860 for more
information.

ARGYLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 252 Argyle Church Road, Argyle, FL
invites everyone to attend their services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. all
ages, Church Service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. all ages, Wednesday
night 6 p.m.
Pastor James Burnham. Call (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 a.m., 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 D. Wayne Rickards
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 (850)836-4484.

BIBLE BELIEVERS BAPTIST CHURCH, The congregation and
Pastor Dan Hershey, would like to invite you to come and be a part of
our continuing church growth. If you are looking for a fundamental, KJV
Bible-believing, independent Baptist Church, then we are just what you
are looking for. The preaching is not compromised, it is straight out of
God's Word. The preaching is known to be "old-fashioned," like it used
to be. So, please come join us in worship. 330 North Davis Lane, DFS.
Sunday School at 10 a.m. services 11 and 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer
meeting and Bible study 6:30 p.m. "Teaching the Bible as it is for men as
they are."
CENTER RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH invites you to wor-
ship with us. Our Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., Morning worship is at 11
a.m., and Sunday School is at 9:45., and Sunday evening service is at 6
p.m. On Wednesday night we offer adult Bible study and both youth and
children's activities and studies. Each fourth Sunday morning service is
followed by a covered-dish fellowship meal. The church is located at 1861
Co. Hwy. 1883. For more information, contact Rev. Nancy Snyder at (850)
859-2464.

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 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night prayer meeting at 7 p.m. All are
cordially invited and welcome. For a ride to church contact (850)892-0706
or (850) 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
tth~h'urtiibn ieed. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. and Wednesday night classes -
begin at 6i.30 p.m., Teens: Wednesday nights, Children's Church: Sunday
mornings and Wednesday nights. Cornerstone Church is located at 2044
Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak Springs. Ph.(850) 892-2240.
EUCHEE VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is located in the
Euchee Valley Community at the intersection of County Hwys. 183 South
and 280 East. .
We cordially invite you to come and worship with us and make us your
church home. Sunday School begins for all ages at 9:45 a.m. followed by
morning worship at 11 a.m. Nursery provided.


FIRST APOSTOLIC CHURCH at 440 Orange Ave. Church attendance
doesn't have to be dull, mundane or feel like just an added burden to your
life! You can attend a church service in which you feel both welcomed and
loved, as well as be challenged by the powerful preaching of God's Word.
The church family of the First Apostolic Church embraces the doctrine of
the early Apostles and their preaching as recorded in the Book of Acts and
other New Testament teachings. Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. with
Sunday school for the children and a spirt-tilled worship for adults. Sunday
evening service begins at 5:30 with prayer, with worship and preaching
beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday night bible study begins at 7 p.m. and
we offer family prayer on Thursday from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. each week. Not
able to physically attend? Hear sermonls posted on our website at www.
defuniakapostolic.com. Come and experience church the way God started
it all in the New Testament! If you have any questions or need ministry
assistance, please feel free to call the church office at (850) 892-7882.
Rev. David W. King, Pastor.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located at 461 Van
Buren Avenue, Pastor Michael F. Tadlock, his wife, Amy and Son, Hayden
would like to extend an invitation for all to come join us as we celebrate
the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ through Spirit filled worship &
annointed preaching!! Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by
Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. and
Wednesday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. Youth Ministry Services '
are held every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Please come and worship
with us.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East
Live Oak Avenue. We cordially invite you to join our "Fellowship of
Encouragement" and come for Worship and Bible Study at the following
times: Sunday Bible Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship (10:30 a.m.),
discipleship studies (5 p.m.) and evening worship (6:30 p.m.) You are also
encouraged to join us for prayer meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and
come early for fellowship dinners. Call the church office, (850) 892-2722,
for details. Visit our webpage at www.fbcdfs.org.

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 1063
Circle Drive, invites the public to join them throughout the week for wor-
ship, fellowship, study and service. A men's fellowship group and Presby-
tenian women meet monthly for fellowship and Bible study. Children's and
youth activities are announced. Call for information. Sunday (nursery pro-
vided from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.) 9:30 a.m. Songfest for everyone 9:45 a.m.
Sunday school for all ages. 11 a.m. morning worship. Wednesday 3:30
p.m. Presbyterian youth fellowship. 6:30 p.m. Chancel choir rehearsal.
First and third Wednesday, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. KID'S CLOSET to provide
basic necessities to children of Walton County families in need.
First Presbyterian is a community of disciples of Jesus Christ who are com-


NEW HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH is located at 2281 County Hwy.
2A, DeFuniak Springs, FL. only nine miles north of Hwy. 90 on Rt. 1087
from Mossy Head. Pastor Todd Camp would like to invite you to worship
with us during any of our exciting weekly services. We are a family church
that loves Jesus! Our Sunday School hour is from 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
followed by our morning worship service at 11 a.m. Nursery and children's
church are provided. Our Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m., as we
"study to show ourselves approved unto God." On Wednesday evenings
at 7 p.m. we have a dynamic children's program, youth meeting, ladies
ministry, and adult prayer and Bible study service. The church also offers
affordable daycare services. Monday-Friday. We are a Bible church
committed to seeing God change lives in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Come and be a part of what the Lord is doing at New Harmony Baptist
Church. Call for more information at (850) 834-2871.

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., and Sunday Morning worship is at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening
services will be at 5 p.m.; Wednesday night prayer and teaching is at 6
p.m.; 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.

PASTOR BILL HUNTER AND THE CONGREGATION OF THE
BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 'rhe Church in the
Wildwood," invites you to come and worship with us just as you are. Black
Creek UMC is located five miles east of Freeport at 278 Memorial Lane.
(lf you need directions, please call 835-4578 or 835-2522). We are a
church tiody who loves people and who also loves to hear the word of
God preached. If you sing and/or play a musical instrument and would
like to share your talents) please come and join us. Make plans now
to attend Sunday school at 10 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a,m., and
Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Rev. Bill may be reached at (850)722-4223.

PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, DeFuniak Springs. Located
one mile south of Bob Sikes Road at 1015 Pleasant Ridge Rd. extends a
special invitation for you to join us to worship the Lord and study His Word at
the following times: Sunday Breakfast/Fellowship (8:45); age appropriate
Sunday Bible Study (9:15); Morning Worship (10:30); Discipleship training
(5 p.m.) and Evening Worship (6 p.m.); Wednesday (6 p.m.) adult Bible
study and youth activities. Participate in meaningful worship with, family
and friends. Call (850) 892-3500 for more information.

.PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH located at the intershoion
of Hwy. 1883 & 183 invites you to Sunday School 9:45 a.m., W~rship
Service 11 a.m., Discipleship Training and Bible Drill 5 p~m., Edening
.Service 16 p.m., Prayer Meeting Wed. 7 p.m. Please come worship God
with us.

PORTLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH welcomes you! We are
here for you and hope you will bless us with y our presence as we worship
God and live in the community together. We're different, and seeking new
ways to be the church God call us to be. We focus on prayer, fellowship,.
study, missions and worship. A variety of activities are going on weekly.
We have Sunday school for adults and youth. Worship at 11 a.m. and a
new contemplative prayer service beginning ijn September at 8:30 a.m.,
nursery provided. Youth meet on Wednesday along with dinner and adult
Bible studies at 6 p.m. For more information call (850)-307-2009.

SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1307 County Hwy 278, DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. Sunday School 8:45 a.m.; ~Morning Worship 1~0 a.m.;
Puppets, Children's'and Adult Choir 4 p.m.; Evening Adult Bible Study,
Youth Bible Study, and Children's Mission Classes 5 p.m.; .Sunday
Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday mid-week worship service and
AWANA 6:30 p.m. Sign language interpretation for the deaf provided at
all services. Southwide Baptist Church has classes and activities for all
ages: Youth Group, Royal Ambassadors, Girls in Action, Acteeri~s, Adult
Choir, Women on Mission, Paintball (ages 10+ every third Saturday of
the month), AWANA (3yrs-12th Grade), and sign language classes for
all ages. Pastor William Whaley invites everyone to come and hear the
saving word of God. Directions: from DeFuniak take U.S. 331 S. tyrn right
on first road (Coy Burgess Loop) past 1-10. Southwide Baptist Church
is located 1.5 miles on the left at intersection of Coy Burgess Loop and
Millard Gainey Road. Call (850) 892-3835 for more information or for
directions.

ST. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a historic mission located
at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday worship is the Holy
Eucharist at 10:15 a.m. A Wednesday Eucharist is offered at 6 p.m. On
the fourth Wednesday a healing service is part of the worship. A stillness
meditation class is offered each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are
welcome. It is a group experience of silent prayer/meditation. (Be still and
know that I am God: Psalm 46:10). Join the adult Bible study in the parlor
on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.
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ST MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 247 U.S. Highway 331 N.,
P.O. Box 590, DeFunlak 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 cor-
dially invite you to attend services with us. Sunday School is at 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Services are at 6:00 pm. Wednesday Services are at 7
p.m. The church is located at 26 Joe Anderson Road (Hwy 83 North). 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 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 a.m.,


Morning Worship 10 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 Spirings,
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 a.m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening 6 ~p.m..


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mitted 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 to come visit us. Church office phone number
892-5832. email:fpcdfs@earthlink.net Website: fpcdfs.com

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, located
at 88 Circle Drive, Rev. Robert West, staff and congregation wish to invite
you to join our family for activities on Sunday beginning with Contemporary
Worship Service in the sanctuary at 8:45 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 6:30 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 at 4p.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 (850) 892-5332, 892-5128 e-mail fumedfs@embarqmail.com website
www.fu medefuniakspri ngs.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, (850) 548-5898 or(850) 892-7499.

FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL is a non-denominational
church filled with excitement about what the future holds and a sincere
htinger 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 'kho 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. We are now meeting at the Continental Worship Center located at
2132 U.S. 90 across from the DeFuniak Springs Airport.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT 430 Kylea Laird Dr.,
Freeport, Fl. Pastor Ken Coots would like to extend an invitation to one and
all to come and "Worship"the Lord Jesus Christ with us, as we seek His
perfect will. Bible Study for all ages commences at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday.
Sunday a.m. worship service begins at 10 a.m., and Sunday p.m. service at 5
p.m.. The Wednesday p.m. prayer service begins at 6 p.m.. Both the Sunday
p.m. and Wednesday p.m. prayer services are being held in the Fellowship
Hall. Explicit Bible doctrine is the continuous thread during both evenings.
We at FBC Freeport are strong advocates of Romans 10:17, "Faith cometh
by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." Hope and pray to see all there!
(850) 835-2742 (850) 774-8327.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (formerly the Concerned Christian Church)
desires to reproduce in doctrine, in life and practice, the Church founded by
Christ. Our position may be summarized as "where the Bible speaks, we
speak" and "where the Bible is silent, we are silent," we invite you to join us
and help spread the message of Christ in our community. Sunday School (all
ages) at 10 a.m. and worship (including Childrens' Church) starts at 11 a.m.
Nursery available. Our minister is John Dixon and the church is located on
U.S. 90, 2.4 miles west of the intersection of U.S. 90 and U.S. 331 North.


FREEPORT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1 7457 Hwy. 331 S. Suridaiy services:
Learning Center 9:45 am. Morning worship 1 0:45 a.m. Hear the series''Gospel
of John;: Everting praise ~6 p.m. Hear the series "Things to Come" Wednesday;
7 p.m. Nursery available. Phone 880-6317 for more information.

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

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2415 County Hwy. 1883, DeFuniak
Springs is a friendly little country church that welcomes all visitors. Everyone
is invited to worship with the congregation. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday morning worship is at.10:30 a.m. and Sunday evening services are
at 5 p.m. Wednesday we have prayer meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. and chil-
dren's mission program and Bible drill program. Every fifth Sunday, we have
special music followed by "Dinner on the Grounds." We have a nursery for 0-3
and Children's Church for ages 3 through the first grade,
Missions are very important to Friendship. We have Men's, Women's and
children's mission program. Our pastor is Johnmark Brown. We extend a
heartfelt welcome for you to come and join with us in worship and fellowship.
For any questions please call (850)859-2287.

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (GPC) Pastor Keith Andrews
and the congregation of GPC invite you to come and worship with them. At
GPC, you'll find teaching that's biblical, practical, and encouraging; worship
that's exciting, joyous, and Christ-honoring; and fellowship that's warm and
personal. Sunday: Sunday School (all ages!) at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Kidz
Klub at 11 a.m. ignite! (Youth) at various locations from 5 7 p.m. Wednes-
days: Transformation (Bible study for men and women) at 6:30 p.m. GPC is
located about 10 minutes north of DeFuniak Springs on SR-83N. 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 af-
firmed, therefore, right living derives from right believing. We hold to a high
view of Scnipture 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 a.m. and evening bible
study at 6 p.m. Friday night home Bible study at 6:30 p.m. If you are tired
of playing church, come help us shape the culture where we are "learning
God's will one verse at a time."

HARMONY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH and Pastor Donel Davidson to-
gether with his family welcome all to worship God in spirit and in truth, at 974
Adams Road, DeFuniak Springs.
Church services will be Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning wor-
ship at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 5 p.m., and Wednesday evening 6:30
p.m. Directions: U.S.331 N turn on to Williams Road go about 3.3 miles to
Adams Road, turn right onto Adams go about 9/10 of a mile to church. U.S.
90 turn onto CR-1087 in the Mossy Head area go to Williams Road, turn
right onto Williams about 2.8 miles to Adams Road, turn left onto Adams go
9/10 of a mile to church. CR-1087 out of New Harmony turn left onto Adams


pRhoandeand go 9/ 0 of a mil~e to curch. For more information call the pastorium

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


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The Auburn University
Singers will be singing and
lancing their way to De-
d~uniak Springs, Fla. to per-
form at the Florida Chau-
tauqua Theatre on Friday,
Feb. 12 at 7, p.m.
The Florida Chautauqua
Inc. is thrilled to host this
event as a part of their 2010
Spring season.
The Auburn Singers are
an auditioned group of 36
vocalists and 10 instrumen-
talists and are under the di-
rection of Dr. Dale Farmer.
The group is pleased to
be making its second per-
formance in Northwest
Florida, home to a few of the
group members. John-Mi-
chael Roehm, of DeFuniak
Springs, and Haley Ates,
formerly of Freepjort, Fla.
are both veterans of the
Florida Chautauqua stage
and are currently members
of the University Singei-s.
"I am thrilled to return to
DeFuniak to have the' op-
portunity to share the Au-
burn Singers~ with the area,"
Rohm commented. "It has
been a few years since I have
performed on the Chautau-
qua's stage.
The Florida Chautauqua


Theatre enabled me to de-
velop the skills necessary
sing and entertain at the
collegiate level and I am
thrilled to be returning to
home stage."
The audience will enjoy
a variety of musical selec-
tions, including Lift Up Your
Eyes, Footloose, Shakze Your
Groove Thing, a medley fea-
turing Auburn University
spirit songs, and other foot-
tapping songs. Solo perfor-
mances by Haley Ates, John
Michael Roehm, and other
members of the group will
also be featured through
a variety of contemporary
styles such as country, rock
and roll, and inspirational
music celebrating their 38th
anniversary this year. The
Auburn singers have gar-
nered a reputation for their
energetic performances
world wide. Since its forma-
tion i111972, the song, datice
and band group comprised of
students, have been in con-
stant demand to perform for
television specials, conven-
tions, community concerts
and various campus events.
The award winning choir
has taken its message .of
music and friendship to


perform with celebrities
like Bob Hope, Anita Bry-


Show, the Today Show and 'many engagements all over
Opryland USA; as well as the country and the world.


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encountered a journey we a'll must
take part in. We long for your
presence, missing your gentle touch,
kissinig your cheek, your sweet voice,
and your kind heart, dreaming of
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Sand singing at West Side Baptist Churcht, Feb. 28
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Bryantt


Katter Karston Bryant,
30, passed away at his resi-
dence in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 3,
2010. A native of Opp, Ala.,
he was the son of William
and Ann Bryant of Florala,
Ala. He. was employed in
maintenance in a feed mill
in DeFuniak Springs.
Survivors are his father
and mother, William and
Ann Bryant of Florala, two
children who he adored, son,
Drave Bryant and daughter,


Ryleigh Bryant, two sisters, ~
Tracy Bryant and June
- Teate, both of DeFuniak
Springs, nieces, Sabrina
Hammonds and Kary Teate,
nephews, James Teate and
Christopher Hammonds.
Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb.
8, 2010 at Evans Funeral
Home with Rev. Mikre McVay
officiating. Interment was in
.the Paxton Cemetery~, Pax-
ton, Fla.


Feb. 28 at the 11 a.m. morn-
ing wo hip service.
The Lighthouse Children's
Home. has been operating
for thirty years and is a full
time Christian residential
facility .for teenage girls.~
The Li~ghthouse Children's
Home is located in Tallahas--
see, Fla. Come and listen to
these young ladies tell how
God hias transformed .their
lives.
Dinner will follow the
morning worship service.
Westside Baptist Church
is located at 295 U.S.
Hwy. 331 N., in DeFuniak .
Springs.
Pastor Randy Nelson and
the congregation' cordially
invite everyone~ to attend.'
For more' information call
%92-27213.


ternal grandmother, L~Iucille
Hopkins; maternal grand-
parents, Kenneth Fredri'ck
and Joyce Lesher; -three
brothers, Jamie Hopkins,
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.,
Zackr Hinkle and Christo-
pher Rollins, both of Glen-
dale, and orie sister, Nick-
ia Padgett of DeFuniak
SSprings. He is also survived
be numerous friends.
SFuneral services will be
held' 2 p.m., Wednesday,
Feb. '10, 2010, at Clary-
Glenn Funeral Home. i '
Burial will be held in Gum
Creek Cemetery.

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tribute at www.clary-glenn.
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Clary-Glenn Funeral
-Home is entrusted with the
arrangements.


Richard Thomas Hopkins,
32, passed away Feb. 6,
2010. He was born Mar.18,
1977 in. Atkinson, Neb. to
Donald Hopkins and Ken-
dra Frederick Rollins.
Hopkins had lived most of
his life in Walton Coxinty
and Climax, Ga. He gradu-
ated from Walton High
School in 1995. He was a
talented~ artist and enjoyed
woodworking.
Hopkins was preceded-in i
death by one brother Rick
Rollins, and paternal grand-
father, Richard Hopkins.
Hopkins is survived by his
Nerska moher, Ke
a" ,housb~anddaR chard Rols
loving wife, Teronda Louise
Hopkins of Climax; Bar-
bara Hopkins, the. mother
of his one son, Nicholas
Hopkins, of Glendale; pa-


February 14
Oak Grove

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The' Wehry Family will
be-at the Oak Grove Baptist
Church on Feb. 14 at the
Sunday. morning worship.
service.
Oak Grove Baptist
Church. is located three


miles east of Ponce de Leon
Dinner will be served at
noon.

Pastor Larry McGowian
and congregation cordially
invite everyone to attend.


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6775
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Leonia- Baptist: Church
will be hosting a, concert
featuring:- N13e' 'Groxnd'
1Ministries on Feb:v14 at the-


-10 a.m. and 6 p.m services.
New Ground Munistries is
from Scottsboro, AlaT
Everyone is3 welcome. ;


~Thze Chosent Heirs to be ttt Otter
Creekz Methodist Chiurch, Feb. 20


4tht Annual Swreetheart of
the Kingdom program, Feb..2 i


The Chosen -Heirs will
be singing at Otter Creek
Methodist Church on Feb.
20 at 7 p~m.


There will be .the 4th
annual. Sweetheart of the
'Kingdom. program on Feb.
20, 2010 at the Boys & Girls
Club in DeFuniak. Springs

February 15


Church to
host eart


coR/BTence .
First Baptist Church,,
DeFuniak Springs invites
Florida Baptists to "A Heart
for Missions" conference on
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Daniel 44kin, president
of Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary in
Wake Forest, N.C., serves as
the keynote speaker for the
conference. Akin is known
throughout the. Southern
Baptist Convention for his
preaching ministry and
heart for missions. The Mis-
. sions celebration also in-
volves joint 'musical praise
from the choirs of First Bap-
tist Church of DeFuniak
Springs and First Baptist
Church of Chipley under
the direction of Rev. Dan
Colletti, minister of music at
First Baptist Church, Chip-
Sley, Fla. Various missions'
.agencies will set up booths
to communicate their mis-
sions programs.
For more information,
contact First Baptist at 892-
2722.


TFear


(next door to t~he old Health
Department) at 6:30 p.m.
SThe guest speakers will
be Cyrithia Beach, Carolyn
Bra~mlet and Lisa Bramlet.


Thiechurch is located four
miles north of Ponce de Leon
off CR-81.
Everyone is irivited.


DR. DUA1V1E AK11V,
president of Southeastern
Baptist Theological Semi-
nary will be the key speaker
at the conference at First
Baptist Church of DeFuniak
Springs


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'February 11
Mother it has' been so many years this past Christmas
Day that we had to say goodbye to you. Mom you are the
most beautiful, special woman I will ever kznowu. Your light
well forever shine on in our hearts. We love you and miss
you Aways.

Your loving husband Sylvester, Cynthia, and fa 1 y


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but perfect love casts out
fear, because fear has
torment. But he who
fears has not been made
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he Wehry Family at Leonia Baptist Church


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revival Feb. 14-17. Dr. Rod- at 6;30 p~m.,
ney Keith will be the evan- .First Baptist Churc
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,i Simp ler

Fred Oliver Simpler, 56,
of Free ort, Fla., passed
away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010
at his residence. He .was
born Felf 16, 1953 in Ferri-
day, La. i
fle.is preceded in ~ath
by his dEaitents, Robe and


Jewel Simpler and. One
brother, Rudy Simpler.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Delores Simpler;
one son, Brian Simpler and
wife Paula; one. step-son,
Anthony Brown; one step-
daughter, Kristen Stan-
ley; one sister, Anne Ladd
and husband Jack; and one
grandson, Dalton Simpler.
A time of visitation was
held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in
the chapel of Davis-Watkins
Funeral Home, 1474 High-
way 83 North, DeFuniak
Springs, FL. 32433. In lieu
of flowers, donations may
be made to Freeport Youth
Sports, Inc., P.O. Box 543,
Freeport, FL 32439.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www~daviswat-
kins.com.
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vices are under the direction
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home and Crematory. .


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Ila Jean Adkinson, 83, of
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.,
passed away quietly in her
sleep on Feb. 2, 2010 after
suffering a short illness.
She was born May 16, 1926
in Madison County, Ga. to
Charles and Lassie Little.
Adkinson was preceded in
death by her husband of 49
years, Wallace Leroy Adkin-
son, who went to be with our
Lord on Jan. 25, 2010.
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Randy Adkinson of North
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ing wife, Tina Wright; three
daughters, Kallie Wright of
DeFuniak Springs, Tiffany
Salivaggio of St. Peters-
burg, Fla., Br'andy Wright
of Roseville, Mich.; two
step-sons, Keith Hargrove
and wife, Amanda of Au-
burndale, Fla. and Tyrell
Hargrove and wife, Jessica,
of DeFuniak Springs, two
sisters Elizabeth Ricketts
and husband Kevin of Cali-
fornia and Callie Locklear
and fiance Jeramie Stokes
of DeFuniak Springs, and
seven grandchildren, Elijah,
Tyler, Charleigh, Hunter,
Adam, Jada and Clayton.
And also by numerous niec-
es and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
with Revs. Tucker Aplin,
Will Oldfield, and Joel Glenn
officiating.
.Donations may be made to
the family.
Burial was held in C'luster
Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were JeffCum-
mings, David Foreman, Joe
Johilson, Scott Clingerman,
.and Scott Ducharme.
Friends and family may go
online to view obituaries, of-
fer condolences, sign a guest
book, and view video tribute
at www.clary-glenn.com

. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
was entrusted with the ar-
rangements.


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Thank You


Joe R. Henderson Jr.,
73, who served the State of
Florida in a number of posi-
tions, died Thursday, Feb.
4, 2010 after an apparent
heart attack. .
Born July 29, 1936, in
Hawkinsville, Ga., he moved
to DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
in 1953. He began his ca-
reer as a driver license ex-
aminer in 1956. In 1957, he
graduated from the Florida
Highway Patrol Academy
.and patrolled the roads of
Wakulla,- Gadsden, and
Leon Counties for the next 6
years. Upon the assassina-
tion of President Kennedym i
1963, he was assigned to the
protection of three Florida
Governors; Farris Bryant,
Haydon Burns, and Claude
Kirk. From 1968 to 1979, he
was assigned to the Motor
Vehicle Inspection Program
and served as District ILiex-
tenant in Miami, Tallahas-
see, and Fort Lauderdale,
and Chief of the Motor Ve-
hicle Inspection ~Program.
In` 1980, he was promoted to
Captain and served as com-
mander of Troop A, Panama
City until 1983. In 1984,
he was promoted to Major
and placed in command of
Northern Troop operations
for the state. On June 30,
1987, he retired from the
Florida Highway Patrol at
the rank of Lt. Colonel. -
He re-entered law en-
forcement in 1989 as Chief
Law Enforcement Officer
of the Florida Park Service
where he served as the Flor-
ida Park Patrol's first chief
until his retirement from ac-
tive duty on Feb. 1i7, 2000.
After his- retirement from
active duty, he became a re-
serve officer of the Floi-ida
Highway Patrol aid' served


as its official historian,
He is survived by his wife
of almost 50 years, Donie
Ann, Tallahassee, Fla.; son
Bill Henderson, Tallahas-
see; daughter and son-mn-law
Beth and David Whittemore
III, Daytona Beach, Fla.;
and grandchildren E11a and
David Whittemore, Daytona
Beach. .
He was a member of
Trinity United Methodist
Church, the Masons, The
York Rite, Nobles of the
Mystic Shrmne, and was an
active member of the Jest-
ers of America. .
Family received friends
from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday,
Feb. 7, 2010, at Beggs Fu-
neral. Home, Apalachee
Parkway Chapel, 3322
Apalachee Parkway, Tal-
lahassee, FL 32311. Fu-
neral services were held at
11 a.m. on M~onday, Feb;
8, 2010, at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 120 W.
Park Ave., Tallahassee FL
32301. Burial followed at 3
p.m., with Masonic Grave-
side Rites and' highwayy Pa-
trol Honor Guard, at Mag"
nolia Cemetery in DeFuniak
Springs, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, con-
tributions may be made
to, Shriners .Hospital for
Children, Marzuq Shri-
ners, P.O. Box 37130, Tal-
lahassee, FL. 321315 or the
American Heart Associa-
tion, 2851 Remingt~on Green
Circle Suite C, Tallahassee,
FL 32308. Or, Trinity United
Methodist Church, 120 W.
Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL
32301or a charity of choice.

Arrangements handled
by Beggs Funeral Home,
Apalachee Parkway Chapel
of Tallahassee, Fla.


Gerald Wilson Wright, 46,
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.,
passed away Tuesday, Feb.
2, 2010 with' his family at
his side. He was born Dec.
29, 1963 in Indianapolis,
Ind. to Chajrles and Nancy
Johnson 'Wright.
Wright was a resident of
DeFuniak Springs. He was
Baptist by faith. He worked
ad assistant service manag-
er at National Tire Brbkers
for many years. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing and spend-
ing time with; his wife and
family, especially his baby
girl, Kallie. He was always
willing to help others.
Wright was preceded in
death by his two brothers,
't~ony Wright and Charlie
Wright; maternal grandfa-
ther, Gerald~ Johnson, and
maternal grandmother,
Elizabeth Johnson.
Wright is survived by his
father, Charles Wright and
flanc6, Vickie !Sword; moth-
er, Nancy Wright; his lov-


developed a loving and car-
ing attitude for all. people,
a trait he learned from his
mother. He met and mar-
ried his wife, Frances, who
recently predeceased him..
'After the death of his father
and when his mother was in
declining health, they both
became residents of Stanley
House, where Bobbjy quickly
captured the hearts of the
residents and staff. Bobby
was faced with almost in-
surmountable odds during
his life, but -because of his
mother, his father, brothers
and sisters, his ivas a life of
loyd arid caring, hard work,
sharing, laughter, sadness,
good times and bad. He lived
every moment of it with de-
termination` and apprecia-

Among survivors are his
'brother, Malcom "Mac" In-
~gram and wife. Marie. His
sisters, Blrenda Ingram
Perez and husband Rene.
Kelly Dale Thompson and
husband Ed~die. His aunts,
Penny Ingram, Viona Wh~ite
Frazier, Gladys Fountam
and Lucille Mitchell. His
nieces and nephews, Aman-
da, Jason, Marianne, Jenni-
fer, Mac "Coot" Jr.,,Andrews,
Tiffany, Daniel Stone and
Cliff; five great-nieces and
nephew, Zoie, Bella, Ava,
Lacey and Caleb also sixr-
vive.
Floral arrangements are
bemng accepted. A time of
visitation was held Tuesday
evening, Feb. 9, 2010 mn Jer-
ry Evans Chapel. Graveside
services will be Wednesday,
FFeb. 1 m01 integraa
nolia Cemetery.

Friends and family may
go on line to view obituaries'
oh er es doe 8e and er n
vansfuneralhome.com '


and -neighbors who show'
love and kindness the way it
was shown us.

Thank you agam.;
Sara Pea'rson, James Hall,
Shirley Ward and families.


The family of Mable Hall
would like to, express our ap-
preciation to everyone for all ~
the prayers, cards, food and
visits received during nioth-
er's illness. and death. We
are blessed to have friends


Effgfra :
Bob Iiennedy Ingram Jr.
age 590of DeFunia'k Springs,
Fla., passed away Saturday,
Feb.~ 6, 2010 in Healthmark
Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan;;2341951 izi
P~ananm City;i Flal,'the v'oti of
Bob K. Ingram Sr. and Leo-
na White Ingram. He was
born with a life threatening
handicap, a malady that
claimed most < babies livess
during the early fifties', how-
ever, the constant attention
and love of his mother and
father and the strong will
to live that Bobby possessed
gave his life normalcy. With
the birth of his brother and
sisters,~ he was surrounded
with people that loved and
cared for him. The Ingrams,
moved to DeFuniak Spr~ings
whereMBob dSrl.deg n In

branch of the same success-
ful company he had operated
in Panama City and Bobby
was a part of the day to day
oeelio doe teh nbtunes~s
skills" from his~ father and


er, Michael Fred Horton;
sister, April Tina Lewis and
husband, Derak; nieces,
Crystal Kay Stubblefield
anid husband, Bremien, Jes-
sica Marie Adams; nephews,
Mich 1l D alo Adam ad
Mich 1l B n amin Hmaran p
uncle, Royce Wayne Wilk-
erson; great-nephews, Brit-
ton Lee Adams and Aristik
Cruz Adams; sister-in-laws,
Robin Jimmerson, Elisha
Barksdale, anld Meda Sue
Ealum and husband, Law-
erance, and numerous other
special family and fr~iends.
Last,. but not least, father,
Leon Earl Hortont aunt
La Grice and husband,
Ray; first cousins, Thomas
Grice and wife, Lisa, Jen-
iearnBurden and husband,
Funeral services will be
held..at 1 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 11, 2010 at Communi-
ty Holiness Church located
atu917kWepst Live FOak, we
Rev. Howard Taylor officiat-
mng.

A faith that hasn't
been tested .
can 't be trusted."
Adrian Rogers
quoee


Go re


Monissa Kay Gore, '39
p assed awa Sunda Omo~rn

was born March 22, 1970 in
Panama City, Fla. to Shela
Kay and Leon Earl Horton.
Gore was a lifetime resi-
dent of Wialtobny Cunty a

was, a homemaker, loving
mother, wife,~ daughter, sis-
t~er, aunt' and friend. Fam'
ily and friends were a very
important part of Monissa's
life, 'always willing to 'be
helpful and kind.
Gore was precede in
death by her loving hus-
band, Robert Steve Gore;
sister, Angela Renee Ad-
ams; Grandmother, Gladys
Alberson, great-grandpar-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Benja-
min Franklin Horton and
cousin, Debbie Grice.
Gore is survived by her
two sons, Stephen Deavlo
Wardencki, age 18, and
Robert Daniel Gore, age 16;~
step-daughter, Stephanie
Michelle Gore and Richie
Thompson; step-son, Mi-
chael Gore, and Zoya with
grandson, Akoda; moth-
er, Shela Wilderson and
Charles Williamson; broth-


dreti and numerous nieces,
and nephews.
Funeral services were
held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at
Cla y-Glenn Funeral Home
with Rev. James Burnham
officiating.
Adkinson was laid to rest
at Pleasant Ridge Ceme-
tery.
The family requests dona-
tions be made to Argyle
Baptist Church in DeFuniak
Springs, ('la., or to the Na-
tional Alzheimer's Associa-
tion.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituar-
ies, offer condolences, sign a
guest book, and view video
tribute at www.clary-glenn.
com .
The Adkinson family has
entrusted arrangements to
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home.


9, e family owned and operated by Joel
.and Paula Glenn. But we want you to
knowr rhat we are als family invesed.
We are not part of an our-ofrown1
Sinvestment group where our pro~perties,
r 19bulldlngs and busmless are backed and
owned by our-of tow~n invesrors We'r are voter
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your money does not go mrto the poclkets ofi out-of-totwn
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Walton girls qualify for I


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PDL, Paxton girls win District titles


PDL JUNIh'OR SH.41-LEA-
YA1TES(25) wcorka the ball
up the floor during the Pi-
rates 45-30 smii-final w~in
ov~er Freeport last w~eek.


PIRA TES SOPHOMORE
IClTL YN CAlRROLL(21)
works her w~cay around a
day defender durring PDL's
district championship game
wlith the Roy~als. Carroll
maude seve4ral key freet throws
down the sltlreth as the Pi- ~
rates held on for the victory
to improve to 23-3 on the
ylear.


break opportunity as the
Butlldogs sawl thelr season
come to an end withl a loss at
SPDL last w~eek.


PDL JUNIOR HILL.-RY'
H.41RPER(12) led the Pzrotes
in scoring against both Free-
port and Jay last wceek:.


THIE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010


By PATRICK CASEY
The calendar years may
change, but in girls basket-
ball that just seems to mean
adding another trophy to
the case where Ponce de
Leon and Paxton girls bas-
ketball is concerned. The Pi-
rates and the Bobcats each
earned district titles with
viictories on Saturday night.
PDL was the host of the
District 1, Class 2A tourns~-
ment and the Pirates rode
the~ emotion of their home
fans for a 40-30 win over


Jay to capture the title.
Paxton won their title with
a 46-38 win over Bethlehem
in enemy territory in Laurel
Hill. Both will host playoffs
games on Thursday night
when the state playoffs
open. -

PDL opened the tour-
nament with a 45-30 win
over Freeport in the district
semi-final on ~Friday night.
The Pirates led 12-5 early
and 25-16 at halftime as
Freeport struggled to put


points on the board against
PDL's defense.

The Pirates continued
to pull away in the second
half as they led 31-20 after
three quarters and put the
game away with a 14-6 scor-
ing advantage in the final
period. Hillary Harper led
the Pirates with 11 points
while Nikki Blalock put up
11 points in her final ganrie
with thie Bulldogs.
The Pirates held off Jay
40-30 to win their sixthlicon-



FREEPORT'S SE.4SON
EN;DED wLIth1 an 11-13
mark while Ponce de Leon
bill face a tough battle at
-home w~ith Grac~ev.ille(22-5)
on Thlursday~ night in the
opening round of the C'lass
2A playoffs. Game tIme is 7
p.m.


secutive district champion-
ship on coach Tim Alford's
42nd birthday. The Pirates
(23-3) got nine points from
Hillary` Harper and eight
from Sha-Lea Yates while
their defense shut down
the Royals for most of the
night.

PDL led 33-23 to start
the fourth quarter but Jay
trimmed the lead to 33-30
before PDL put together
the last seven points of the
game to get the win.


Paxton also captured
their sixth consecutive title
with a 46-38 win over Beth-
lehem as Alyssa Dupree
scored 16 points while Krys-
ten Cuchens added 12 points
as the Bobcats improved to
18-9 on the year.

Paxton led 20-11 at half-
time only to see the Wildcats
close the gap to 27-24 and
37-33 late.in the game, but
Paxton's defensive prowess
and rebounding kept Beth-
lehem from rallying for a


win.
Paxton crushed Rockry
Bayou 62-22 to get to the
championship game. Alys-
sa Dupree scored 16 points
while Erin. Walker tallied
14 points as Paxton led 34-
11 at halftime and cruised
to their third win of the
year over the Knights. Pax-
ton will host Malone while
'Ponce de Leon will fake on
Graceville in the opening
round of the girls' basket-
ball' playoffs on Thursday,
,Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.


THE 2010 'PONCE DE
LEON GIRLS BASKET-
BA-LL TEAMI capturred the
District 1, Class 2J.4title for
Itheir sixth consecutive drs-
rricl championship on Sat-
urday night.


sportsSouth Walton advances


School S ports

.Cal end ar

Thursday- Feb. 11
Walton Middle School Softball at Emerald Coast
Walton Girls Basketball at Tallahassee Rickards 6 p.m.
Graceville at PDL Girls Basketball 7 p.m.
SMalone at Paxton Girls Basketball 7 p.m.

Friday- Feb. 12
South Walton Wrestling at Regional Meet at Clay High
School
Freeport at Northview Softball 4/6 p.m.
Freeport Boys hosting District 1, Class 2A basketball tour-
ney ~6/7:30 p.m.

Saturday- Feb. 13
South Walton Wrestling at Regiorial Meet at Clay High
School
Freeport Boys hosting District 1, Class 2A basketball
tourney 7 p.m.
Paxton in District 1, Class A tournament at Laurel Hill 7
Sp.m.

Tuesday- Feb. 18
Baker at Freeport Middle School Baseball .4 p.m.
Freeport Softball at Northview 4/6 p.m.
South Walton Softball at Crestview 4/6 p.m.
Walton at South Walton Baseball 5 p.mi.
PDL Baseball at Vernon 6 p.m.
Walton Softball at P.C. Bay 6 p.m.
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123-89 record at the school.
James Towery has scored
1,276 career points through
the South Walton contest.
Walton will face Panama
City Arnold in the opening
round of the District 1, Class
3A'tournament on Tuesday,
Feb. 9, in Marianna. A win
by the Braves would send
Walton up against Marian-
na on Friday night at 7:30 in
the district semi-final. Free-
port will play Northview in
an opening round game on
Tuesday, Feb. 9, then have
to face top-seeded Pensaco-
la Christian in a semi-final
match-up on Friday if they
defeat the Chiefs. The good
news for the Bulldogs is that
they play at home as the
tournament' host. The bad
news is that they have not
matched up well with the
Warriors in two previous
meetings this season and
were the team to eliminate
Pensacocl'a Christian from
the district tournament last
year d~ the Warriors will
surelyr have revenge on their
mindsi.':


port as the Braves used a
hot-shooting night to grab a
31-18 lead after one quarter
of play. Paul McClure led
the first half attack by scor-
ing 15 of his 16 points in the
first half as the Braves took
advantage of 20 Bulldogs
turnovers to hold a 51-34
advantage: after 16 minutes
of play.
Walton senior James
Towery took over for Mc-
Clure as he scored 12 of his
16 points on the night in
the second half while guard
Eddie Pomante drilled four
three-point shots to help
him to his final tally of 19
points on the night.
Twelve Walton players
put points on the scoreboard
as the Braves hit 36-of-87
shots from the floor, gainmng
a ton of extra possessions
due to 33 Freeport turn-
overs,

Michael Graziani was the
bright spot for the Bulldogs
as he scored 26 points on the
night, draining 12-of-15 free
throws to provide Freeport


with offense. Ryan McLeod
added 20 points to provide
support but Alex Newkirk,
in a rare off night, was held
to a single points by the
Braves defense.

Against South Walton,
the Seahawks led for most
of the first half of play, in-
cluding 34-32 at halftime
as Chadd Bryant drained
a shot at the buzzer for the
lead. Walton got going in the
second half of play as James
Towery scored 20 of his 26
points in the second half
with Eddie Pomante contrib-
uting five three-point shots
on the night as he totaled 19
points. Paul 14cClure and
Angus Anderson also hit key
three-point shots as Walton
rallied for a 57-47 lead after
three quarters.0f play. Paul
McClure capped the night
off by scoring eight of his 11
points in the fourth quarter
as Walton drilled ten points
from behind the bonusphere
on the night. Deon Lee also
added 11 points for Walton
in the game.


end the regular season with *
a 10-15 record as they pre-
pare to enter district tour-
nament play this week.
Walton opened the week
with a 90-78 win over Free-


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Braves boys
basketball team finished the
regular season by defeating
county rivals Freeport and
South Walton last week to


South Walton got close
in the final two minutes of
the game as Shane Seeger
scored 12 of his 28 points in
the final quarter with Dy-
lan Smith scoring seven of
his 15 points over the final
eight minutes to close the
gap. Chadd Bryant added 12
points and Quinston Morris
10 as the Seahawks finished
the regular season at 10-15.
Walton held on with daft
free throw shooting as Tow-
ery drilled 9-of-10 attempts
from the free throw line as
Walton made 12-of-17 in the
quarter and 17-of-28 for the
game from behind the- char-
ity stripe to hold on for an
82-74 victory.

Like Freeport, 35 turn-
overs did in the Seahawks
as Walton's attacking de-
fen'se harassed the guards
for both teams and pushed
the tempo of the game.
Game Notes: Walton
coach Jerry Hester is in his
eighth season as Walton's
'head coach and holds a


WALTON'S PA UL MCCL URE(1 4) leads a fast-breakz op-
portunity during the Braves 90-78 woin over the Bulldogs.
McClure scored 16 points on the night.


Walton senior James Towery scored 26 points and drilled 9-of-11 free throws as Walton
defeated South Walton 82-74 on Friday night. :



PDL boy s get fir st w in,


WALTON'S VANN THOMAS(20) attempts to strip the ball from Seahawkirs forward
Quinston Morris. Morris had 10 points but numerous Seahawkzs turnovers cost the home
team ae win as both squads ended the regular season at 10-15.


By PATRICK CASEY
The Ponce de Leon boys
basketball team finally-got
a little sunlight in what has
been a rather gloomy season
as they rallied to defeat Pop-
lar Springs 37-35 last week
to earn the Pirates' first win
of the seasori. .
PDL rallied by outscoring
the Atomics 16-11 in the fi-
nal quarter of play as Henry
Griffin made a key three-
point shot while Derek Coo-
ey and Chad Brown com-
bined to score the other 13


points in the come-from-be-
hind win. Derek Cooey had
16 points and Chad Brown
11 as PDL tasted victory for
the first time in the 2009-10
season.
The Pirates tried to make
it two in a row against Beth-
lehem, but Zach Lee scored
17 points while Brandon
SDonaldson added 11 points
from the inside t~o grab a 40-
34 win for the Wildcats. PDL
trailed 34-28 after three
Quarters of play but could
only score six points in the


final period as they hit only
1-of-5 free throws to stymie
their comeback attempt.
Matthew Hicks scored 14
points and Chad Brown had
12 points to lead the way for
the Pirates. PDL hit only
11-of-49 shots from the floor
on the night.
The Pirates are 1-23 on
the year as they enter the
District 1, Class 2A tour-
ney in Freeport. The Pirates
faced Jay on Tuesday, Feb.
9, in an opening round con-
test.


BETHLEHEM'S ZACH LEE(23) scored 1 points to help the Wildcats hold off PDL last
week 40-34.


PONCE DE LEON'S MATTHEW HICKS(33) scored 14 points against Bethlehem as the
Pirates tried to earn their second wuinof the wueekz.


THE eFUIAKSPRNGSHERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010


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2009-10 BOY DBANSKSETBALL '


(As of Feb. 8)
CLASS A, DISTRICT. 1


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts
L4tSan Diego's At~ntonid ..Cl~^-~retnarte 'returned iW missed field
goal 109 yards for a touchdown for the longest play in NFL
history against Mmnnesota on Nov. 4, 2007.

2. Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers scored 22 touch-
downs as a rookie in 1965, the most touchdowns ever scored
by an NFL rookie.

3. Mark Brunell is the only Jacksonville Jaguars quarter-
back to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a single season.
He passed for 4,367 yards in 1996.

4. FSU's Chris Chavez was the last Seminoles pitcher to
throw a no-hitter with a 13-0 blanking of Charleston South-
ern in 1998.

5. The Colts have played in four Super Bowls (two as Balti-
more, two as Indianapolis) with the contests held in Miami
each time.


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son opener. Despite windy
and cool weather, Freeport
claimed a 6-5 win over Mari-
anna while dropping a 12-8
decision to Holmes County.
While the Bulldogs opener
with Walton was canceled
this past Monday, the Bull-
dogs will open the season on
Friday when they travel to
Northview for a district con-
test at 6 p.m.
Callie Corbin Langford,
a goalkeeper from Tallahas-
see, signed a scholarship
last week to play soccer at
the Umiversity of Georgia.
Langford took over the start-
ing goalkeeper duties at Ma-
clay School when she was in
seventh grade. Playing with
the Tallahassee United Fu-
tbol Club since 2000, Lang-
ford helped the team to the
2008 First Annual Title-
town championship as well
as the 2008 Gator Showcase
championship. In 2005-06
she served as team captain
of her club team. Langford
holds the Maclay record for
shutouts in a season (14)
and career starts (116).
Panama City Rutherford
head football coach Greg


Rivers will step down after
five years as the Rams lead-
er in June.
Emmitt Smith of Pen-
sacola was a first-ballot
selection Saturday to the
Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Smith is the NFL's all-time
leading rusher, with 18,355
yards. The Escambia High
School graduate scored a
record 164 rushing touch-
downs. He won forir.NFL
rushing titles and gained
1,000 yards in a record 11
straight seasons.
Bobby McCray became
the 20th former Gator to win
a Super Bowl on Sunday as
the New Orleans Saints de-
feated the Indianapolis Colts
31-17. Thirty former Uni-
versity of Florida football
players were on NFL rosters
when the season began, and
10 players advanced to the
playoffs. McCray's appear-
ance marked the 52nd time
a former Gator played in
football's ultimate contest.
Jacksonville University


football coach Kerwin Bell
has been rewarded with a
four-year contract extension
through 2015. Bell has a 19-
16 record in three seasons at
JU, having led the Dolphins
to back-to-back winning
seasons for the first time in
program history, including
the 2008 Pioneer Football
League title. In the last two
years, JU has posted a 13-3
record in PFL play.
The Auburn-Mississippi
State college football game
has been moved to Sept.
9 in Starkville and will be
televised on ESPN. Auburn
opens the 2010 season on
Sept. 4 against Arkansas
State in Jordan-Hare Sta-
dium.
The Atlantic Coast Con-
ference and the University
of Maryland announced the
2010 football schedule last
week, a slate highlighted by
seven home games, includ-
ing a season-opening tilt vs.
Navy on Labor Day mn Balti-
more, as well as a match-up


with West Virginia in Mor-
gantown. The Navy contest
will be televised nationally
by ESPN at 3 p.m.
The Boise State-Virginia
Tech college football game
scheduled for Oct. 2 at Fe-
dEx Field in Landover, Md.,


has been moved to Labor
Day, Sept. 6, for a prime-
time telecast on a network
to be determined.
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


By PATRICK CASEY
The South .Walton Sea-
hawks were upset in the
District 2, Class 2A tourna-
ment Friday night in Cot-
tondale by the host school.
The Hornets got 23 points
from guard Jakia Grimsley
while hitting 9-of-15 shots
from the free throw line in
pulling off a 43-36 win over
the regular season district
champion. The Seahawks led
22-21 at halftime but were
outscored 14-7 in the third
quarter as the host squad
took charge. Sam and Tif-
fany Snider scored 12 points
apiece for the Seahawks,
but only four players scored
on the night for South Wal-
ton and little went right as
missed opportunities came
back to haunt a Seahawks
squad that went undefeated
in district play during the
regular season with a 14-0
mark. The loss ends South
Walton's year with g,a 23,4
record.
The Freeport softball
team held their First Pitch
Classic over thie weekend
as a warm-up to get ready
for this week's regular sea-


The Walton County Spe-
cial Olympics United Bas-
ketball team won its fifth
straight championship. .
The Walton-Tivoli Tiger's
defeated the Godby Cougars
51-26 to advance to the title
game
Against a strong, athletic
team from Hamilton Coun-
ty, the Tigers built a six-
point lead by halftime
Led by Martez Gold-
smith's 17 points, Ashton
Campbell's 16 points, Saw-


yer Sterward's 14 points
and Skyler Thompson's 12
points, the Walton team
defeated Hamilton 61-52 to
win their fifth gold medal in
a row.
Team members are Dan-
iel Howell, Lane Weeks,
Craig Wilson, Martez Gol~d-
smith, Ashton Campbell,
Sawyer Steward and Skyler
Thompson.
The Walton-Tiv101i Tigers
are coached by Frank Stew-
ard.'


By PATRICK CASEY
South Walton High
School advanced nine. wres-
tlers to. Regional competi-
tion as the Seahawks took
second place at the District
1, Class A meet on Saturday
that was held at Panama
City Arnold.


High School
BRSketball

Scores :


Arnold took first place
with 248 points as the host
squad finished with 90 more
points than the-second place
Seahawks. South Walton
was hardly disappointed as
the Seahawks took home
their best finish as a team
in district competition with
158.5 points.
Dan Dunwald, Justin
Dunwald and Grant Spencer
captured first place in their
respective weight classes.
Four other Seahawks
came close to individual
titles. Greg Felt, Jay Gatto,
Zack Parker and Sam Wis-
comb all finished as run-.

naers Parker finished
third and Josh Klamer
fourth to secure berths to
regional competition.
'The top-failr fini$h~e~rs ilt
each weight class qualified
to move on to the Regional at
Clay High School in Green
Cove Springs with the top
four finishers in each weight
class moving on from there
to the Class A state tourna-
- ment in Lakeland on Feb.
19-20.


Brandon Odom

Fielding Own
Ride This
Season

Courtesy Z3 Sports
DeFuniak Springs race
car -driver Brandon Odom
has enjoyed success with
both his family-owned
Brandon Odom Racing
Team and Royce Johnston
Motorsports, including wins
in both rides. Last year, the
Walton High student used
both cars to take wins in the
STom Thumb Pro Late Model
Series and nearly win a cou-
ple of Viper Series races.
Effective immediately,
Odom has resigned as part-
time driver for Royce John-
ston Motorsports. Odom
and company say that they
are disappointed to have to
make this decision, but that
they feel more focus should
be placed on the efforts of
their family-operated team.
.The two teams are likely to
assist each other in the fu-
ture. A replacement driver
has not been named for the
RJM Chevrolet.


Team scores : ,-
1. Arnold 248, 2. South Wal-
ton 158.5, 3. Bozeman 128.5,
4. Wewa 91, 5. Rutherford
. 88, 6. Bay 81, 7. Marianna
63.

Championship matches in-
volving South Walton:
112: Ensminger (A) def.
Greg Felt (SW)3 by decision.
140: Dan Dunwald (SW) pin
Ryan (A), 3:19.
145: Justin Dunwald (SW)
def. Turnipseed (A) by deci-
sion.


152: McAdams (A) defeated
Jay Gatto (SW) by decision.
160: Grant Spencer (SW)
def. Bragg (A) by decision.
171: Booker (Bay) pin Zack
Parker (SW), 1:53.
189: La~iont (A) pin Sam
Wiscomb (SW), 1:40.


Third-place matches'involv-
ing South Walton:
119: Epps (W) pin Josh
Klamer (SW), 2:06.
215: Jake Parker (SW) pin
Harris (Boz), 1:41.


District
W L
12 0
9 3
9 3
5 7


Overall
W L
20 4
14 8
16 6
8 10
.9 14
11 12
3 18


Overall
W L
18 1
18.. 6
10 11
9 14
4 13
1 23


Overall
W L

14 8
16 9
13 6
13 10
10 13
4 20
3 16


Overall
W L
22 3
13 11
8 17
17 8
10 15
3 16


Paxton
Laurel Hill
Escambia Ch.
Bethlehem
Central
Poplar Springs
Ro~dky Bayou


CLASS 2A, DIST ICT 1


District
W L
10 0
8 2
5 5
4 6
;:a 3 7
0 10


Pens, Christian
Baker
Jay
Freeport
Northview
PDL


Monday- Feb. 1
PDL Boys
Poplar Springs

South Walton
Bozeman Girls

T~Tuesdafy Feb. il' `
Freeport Girls
Northview

Walton Boys
Freeport~ .

Walton Girls
Chipley

'Wewa Boys
South Walton

Thursday- Feb. 4
Bethlehem
PDL Boys

Freeport Boys
East Hill

Friday- Feb. 5
Cottondale Girls
South Walton

Paxton Boys
Freeport Boys

Paxton Girls
Rocky Bayou

PDL Girls
Freeport

Walton Boys
South Walton

Walton Girls
Marianna

Saturday- Feb. 6
Paxton Girls
Bethlehem

Pens. Catholic
Walton Girls

PDL Girls
Jay


37
35

85
10


37
19

90
78

65
52


CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 2
District
W L
Cottondale ~177 I-S
OGracevrille 11 3
Sheads 9 5
,Holmes Co. .8 6
Blountstown 8 6
So. Walton I.z 5 9
P.C. Bozeman 4 10
Vernon 0-~ 14


1
District
W L
10 0
7 3
4 6
4 6
3 7
2 8 .


CLASS 3A;, DISTIRICT


44


40
34

67
33


43
36

67
52

62
22

45
S30

82
74

43
41


46
38

40
32

40
30


Marianna
P.C. Bay
Pens. Catholic
P.C. Arnold
Walton
Chipley


CLASS A, DISTRICT 1


*Paxton
Central
#Bethlehem
Rocky Bayou
Laurel Hill
Poplar Springs

CLASS 2A, DISTRICT


*PDL
#Jay
Baker
Freeport
Northview
Pens. Christian


District Overal
W L W L
12 0 18 9
7 4 14 6
9 4 16 9
4 8 6 11
3 8 12 11
0 11 016,


District Overall
W L ~W L
12 0 23 4
7 5 13 10
7 5 11 7
7 5 11 15
2 8 2 17
0 10 0 20


CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 2
District
W L
South Walton 15 1
#Graceville 14 3
Holmes Co. 10 6
*Cottondale 11 6
Sneads 5 8
Blountstown 3 10
Vernon 2 12
P.C. Bozeman 0 14

CLASS 3A, DISTRICT 1
District

P.C. Bay 9 2
Marianna 7 4
#Walton 8 5
*Pns.(hatdholic 8 5


Overall
~W L
23 4
22 5
11 10
13 11
7 10
5 12
2 15
0 19


WOveraH
17 6
15 8
16 8


4 20


0 11


Chipley


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Spe cial Olympics Unite d

Basketball teamn wron


SOutn vv alton advance s



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2009-10 GIRLS BASKETBALL
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Football Banquet Awards


SENIOR AH A:RDS: PIC- ~~
TU.RED: (1-r) Chris Glad- 3;
ney,. Justin Dorsey, Aalron ~~
Ealum, Hunter Kerby
Al~arrion Holmes, Coach
1./nblou'sk al Bran~di El-
Deauntae lIoods, DrewL - ~
p r%:sBarrll r Iou.n (not


ACADEMIC AWARD: Aaron Ealu m() and Coach Lenny
Jankowski.


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meaning that the Bulldogs
were "not 'game-strong' in
terms of experience," Grif-
fith said. Additionally, Free-
port was last on the field
in two back-to-back games
against Chipley and West
Gadsden on Jan. 21 and
Jan. 22, which put the team
at a further competitive dis-
advantage to South Walton,
Griffith said.
'We were two weeks with-
out a game before [the game
against South Walton],
Griffith said. "I'm not saying
that to take anything away
from them, because they've
got a great team with a lot of
talent, but two weeks off eer-
tainly didn't help us any.


said. This "lack of coopera-
tion as a team" could cost
the Seahawks later down
the road toward the state
tournament, he said.
"We have the tendency to
play very well for five or 10
minutes, but after that we
tend to stop thinking as a
team and start thinking as
individuals," Blain said. "A
better-organized team will
almost certainly penalize us
for that."
The "better-organized
team" Blain alluded to is
that of the Port St. Joe Ti-
gersharks, which South
Walton will face at home in
the regional semifinals on
Tuesday, Feb. 9. The biggest
threat posed by PSJ to South
Walton is its coach, Gary


Hindley who brings with
him close to four decades
worth of coaching experi-
ence at the collegiate and
professional level. Though
South Walton overcame the
Tigersharks 3-2 at their last
game on Jan. 29, their game
this week is expected to be
the toughest opposition yet
faced by the Seahawks in
their push toward a state
championship.
In stark contrast to South
Walton's team, which had
in excess of 15 games on its
schedule, Freeport had only
11, including the quarter-
finals match. Rocky Bayou
Christian is the only other
team in Freeport's district,


of the season against Rocky
Bayou Christian,
In the face of South Wal-
ton's offense-heavy strategy,
Freeport (5-5-1) was forced
to adopt a more defensive
posture, and for the most
part it paid off, said Bull-
dogs head coach Carla Grif-
fith,
"It could have been a.
lot worse if we hadn't been
playing really well defen-
sively," Griffith said. "~We
did what we could, but their
two forwards were just too
fast for our defense to keep
up with."
However, the score could
have leaned even more
heavily in South Walton's
favor had the team played
"less as individuals," Blain


By REID TUCKER
It took less than two
minutes for South Walton's
strikers to get the first goal
of the District 1-2A boys
soccer championship in the
books against visiting Free-
port on Feb. 8
Getting al ead early in
a game is all, but South
Walton head coach Danny
`Blain's M.O., as nothing
upsets the opposing team's
confidence like aggression
"right out of the gate," he
said "~We generally try to
score in the first 10 min-
utes," Blain said. "If you can
set a fast tempo early on, I
find it gets the other team
rocked back on their heels a
little bit."
As per Blain's instrixc-
tion, the Seahawks (14-1-2)
dominated the game from


the get-go, with Wade How-
ard's heading in a close-
quarters rebound on Free-
port's goal in just a minute
and 30 seconds into the first
half of play. After establish-
ing an early lead, South
Walton's offense never let
up for the remainder of the
game, with strikers Jose
Flores and Gerardo Gordillo
putting three more goals on
the board between them to
end the game 4-1 in favor of
the Seahawks.
Freeport's Kevin Castro
scored the Bulldog's only
goal of the evening with a
drive deep into South Wal-
ton's territory late in the sec-
ond half. Castro, Freeport's
leading scorer last season
had only just returned to
the field after fracturing
his hip in the second game


FREEPORT'S DAMENREYNOLDS and South Walton's
Edgar Flores pursue the ball after the Seahawkzs made as
unsuccessful run at the goal in the first half.


sol~llssll~a~Berr~SOUTH WALTON STR1KER Gerardo ~Gordillo scored`
SOUTH WALTON MIDFIELDER Beau Vermillion, at- twoe goals during the Districtl-2A quarterfinals match
tempts to prevent Freeport's offense from penetrating his against visiting Freeport, including the fourth and final
tdam's rear guard defense. goal in the last minutes of the game.


WHS


The following awards
were presented b;y Ath-
letic Director Coach Lenny
Jankowskri at the Walton
High School Football Ban-
quet that was held recently.


BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER AWARD: Liam Miller (1)
and Coach Lenny Jankowskzi.


SCHOOL RECORD AWARDS: (1!-r) Corliss Stone for most
receptions (87) and yardage( 987), Coach Lenny Janhzowskzi,
and Liam Miller for single season passage yardage (3, 178


COACHES'AWARD: Steven Myrickz (1) and Coach Lenny
Jankowszi.


BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER AWARD: Marrion Holmes
(1), and Coach Lenny Jankzowski.


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Paxton High School celebrates
success of senior Erin Walker


The public is invited to
join Paxton High School in
cle ratinn theasuccess o
has been appointed to West
Point~ by Congress. Walker
is also being awarded by
the'All Sports Association in
conjunction with the North-
west Florida Daily News,
Track Athlete of. the Year
and Athlete of the Year. She


is the recipient of several
gold medals in track and is
an otstan ding youn 1lada e
at Paxton School in Pax-
ton, Fla., Wednesday, Feb.
3, at 9:30 a.m. Walker will
be presented with the West
Point Appointment
For more information,
contact Principal Sonya Al-
ford (850) 892-1230.


Cook with On80 Outdoors
Hunting Ministries in Mo-
bile, Ala. will be the featured
guest. He will be showing
hunting videos and talk-
ing about his real life hunt-
ing stories and adventures.
Many great door prizes will
be given to those who regis-
ter and are in attendance.
There will- be .several
hunting, fishing and other
outdoor recreation related
vendors on-site. Everyone
who loves the outdoors will
filid something of interest at
this Expo. .


The first annual commu-
nity-viride Wild Game Expo
will be held on Saturday,
Feb. 27, at Ponce de Leon
High School. A 3D pop-up
Archery Tournament will
take place form 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. at the school soccer
field. There are no entry fees
and registration will be on-
site, this is a non sanctioned
tournament. Concessions
will be available.
The free wild game ~din-
ner consisting -of deer, pork,
chicken, quail and all the
trimmings will be served
beginning at 5 p.m. Mike


RYAN BROWN KILLED this eight-point on :Jan. 29,
while hunting in Freeport. His son, Hagen Brow~n shot the
nine point witth his broken hand on Fieb 2.


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PAXTON HIGH SCHOOL senior, Erin Walker has been
appointed to West Point by Congress. Walker will also re-
ceive awards by All the Sports Association.


FRANK JOHNSON OF Ponce de Leon, Fla. bagged this
buckz Tuesday morning, Feb. 2. It had 16 actual points, al-
though one poiat is not quite.lodg eq~og.o;-.-:ount: ?tw~en k,s
quite happy with his 15-point.


HAGEN BROWN, A -5TH GRADER at Fr~eeport Elemten-
tary School1, shot this nine-point-bucke with-his broken hand
on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in Freeport, ~Fla.


RANDY JOHNSON kil led this 9-point buckz on Jan. 28,
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after three quarters of play
as Chipley could not put any
points on the board during
the first five minutes of the
third quarter.
Chipley outscored Walton
19-16 in the fourth quarter
but never mounted a seri-
ous threat at a comeback
as Walton held on for the
win. Gillian Infinger led the
Braves with 19 points while
Taliah Moore had 17 points
and Jasmine M~oore posted
11. .
Chipley got 22 points
from LaThera Robinson be-
fore she fouled out in the
fourth quarter of play. The
loss ended Chipley's season
with a 5-20 record with Wal-
ton winning all three games
against the Tigers in 2009-
10.
Pensacola Catholic be-
gan theii march to the title
game on the same night as
the Braves as they defeated
Panama City Arnold 54-34.
Walton got off to a~ 1'5-6


lead over Marianna in the
elimination semi-final as
the Moore cousins combined
to score 13 of Walton's 15
points in the first eight min-
utes. Walton, held on for a
23-17 lead at the half as the
Bulldogs struggled to make
shots from the floor.
Walton cooled off from
.the floor and .struggled to
make free throws in the
third quarter as the Bull-
dogs manaired to tie the
game at 31-31 entering the
fourth quarter. Jasmine
Moore scored nine points in
the final period, making sev-
eral free throws, with Lynn
Paulkr adding a key basket
as the Braves built a late
lead. Moore finished with
24 points on the night while
Paulk had 13 points' as only
three Braves scored in the

, mMarianna responded and
had a chance to tie the game
'in the final seconds but -a
late shot fell1short as Walton


grabbed their first win over
the Bulldogs in the last four
meetings with the team. The
win eliminated the Bulldogs
from qualifying for the state
playoffs while propelling a
Walton team that had only
two varsity players return-
ing from last year's district
championship team to the
playoffs instead. Marianna
was hurt by poor free -throw
shooting as they hit only 11-
of-26 shots from the charity
stripe. Walton struggled as
well by hitting only 16-of-
37 free throws though they
made some key shots in the
fourth quarter.
Walton 'and Pensacola
Catholic squared off in the
championship game after
both teams had won two
games to get to the final,
a rarity in tournament
play of late. Walton led 5-2
early only to see Pensacola
Catholic score the final nine
points of the quarter to hold
an 11-5 lead after eight min-
uates lay ice cold shoot-
ing seme~dato egin to hw
Infinger each made a three-
point bucket to txie the game
`at 11-11 with 6:20 to go in
the first half of play. Howev-
er, Walton would not make
another shot from the floor
the rest, of the half while
the Crusaders would score
Only' five points themselves
to hold a 16-11 lead, at the
break. The two teams were
perhaps suffering from
grueling wins the previous
mgThe pace of the game
picked up in the third quar-
ter as both teams seemed
to find their legs during the
break. The Crusaders were
able to get the ball inside for
some easy~buckets as they
built a 30-20 lead that; was
cut to 30-23 by Walton as
Gillian Infinger canned a
three-point shot at the buzz-
er to cut the deficit to seven
points.
The Crusaders would not
score from the floor in the
fourth quarter, but they did
not have to: Walton commit-
ted several fouls in the final
three minutes to close the
margiri to- 32-29 with 2:30 to
go in the gathae, but the Cru-
saders settled down to.hit
10-of-13 free throws in the
quarter to hold on for~ the
wmn.
Poor shooting, doomed
Walton. Jasmine Moore
scored 11 points and was the
only Braves player in double
figure~s. The Braves made
only 7-of-14 free throws
while the Crusaders hit 15-
of-22 shots and controlled
the pacq of the game. Catho-
lic has used a slow but me-
thh isal h l-aclut offes
shot selection. The practice
has worked of late as' the
.Crusaders have won five of
their last six games. Lauren
Evaiis led the way with 15
points for the Crusaders.
Walton (16-8) will travel
to Trallahassee Rickards
(20-7) to face the District
2 champion on .Thursday
night with game time set
for 6 p.m. while Pensacola
Catholic (14-12) will host
Taylor County at 6 p.m.
Game Notes: Walton
coach Terry McClure is in his
fourth season,with a 69-39
record at the school. Walton
has qualified for the playoffs
for the fourth consecutive
season. The Braves are only
1-7 in their last eight play-
off games. To make matters
worse, Walton has not won
a playoff game on the other
team's floor since a 61-56
win over Hamilton County
in February of 1996. Walton
will be a huge underdog to
the Chariya Davis-coached
team. If that name is famil-
iar, it should be. Davis was
the point guard for Quincy
Shanks in the early 1990s.
Walton faced Shanks in
1992, 1993 and. 1995 under


Larry Geoghagan, posting a
1-2 mark, in three meetings,
though the Braves won the
1993 contest at Waltbn 65-
63, sparking a run to the
Final Four that season.
Rickards and Jacksonville
Ribault will be the two fa-
vorites to reach the Region
Final as the Class 3A play-
offs begin.


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Lady Braves
saw their emotions swing
from the elation of a 43-41
win over Marianna in the
district semi-final to fruis-
tration in a 40-32 loss to
Pensacola Catholic ini the
district championship game
on Saturday night. Coach
Terry McClure's- squad~ de-
feated the Bulldogs for the
first time in three meetings
this season on Friday night
onlyr to suffer from extreme-
ly poor shooting as they
dropped the title game to a
Crusaders squad that was
an underdog on the Braves
home floor.
Walton had to do it the
hard way in the tourna-
ment this season. Seeded
third, Walton opened the
week with a 65r52 victory
over Chipley as the Braves
had three players in double
figures. Walton took a 32-21
lead to the locker room and
extended the lead to -49-33


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and Lamar Signs donated
three ~billboards :in Bay
County to draw attention
to the event," Raxischkolb
said. Organizers are sug-
gesting the Van Ness Butler
Jr. beach access between
WaterColor and Seaside as
a major gathering.spot' be'-
cause the area: has ample
available parking space.
"I just never imagined it
could get-this big. The niis-
siop statement on the Web-
site concerning awareness is
coming true beyond my wild-
est dreams," Rauschkolb
said.
Indeed it has been word
of mouth and an interview
on National Public Radio on
~the oil drilling issue that has
helped to propel the move-
ment. Miatthew Schwartz,
a resident of Fort Lauder-
dale, is the organizer for the
Everglades and other area
beaches in his region. "I first
heard abottt the event while
listening to a radio pro-
gram on an NPR station on
the topic. A call-in listener
brought it up and mentioned
the Hands Across the Sand
~Website. Thiis is' the first
time I've ever invited people
to stand on the beach to hold
hands. I think ~the cause 'is ~
popular as I meet few peo-
-ple who support the idea of
drilling for oil i~n-Florida's
waters. I really have no idea
how niany people will show
up and weather might have
a lot to do with turnout,"
Schwartz commented.
"Generations of Florid-
ians have worked long arid
hard td create a vast array


of pubic lands that ring our
coasts in order to protect
wildlife and provide a place
where people can relax in
nature," .Schwartz 'said.`
"Here in south Florida, we
are .home to three Nation-
al Park. units as ~well as a
huge number of state parks
and. National Wiildlife Ref-
uges. Dozens of endangered
and,threatened species de-
pend uponi the health of our
waters for their survival.
The risk is too great and
the benefits far too small to
contemplatee oil drilling off
Florida's shores,"' he said.
Schwartz comes to his pas-
sion for nature honestly as
he is an outings leader with
the Browardl Courity Si-
erra- Club. The Sierra- Club
is backing the miovement
statewide.
Other' environmental
,groups have also embraced
and endorsed Handis Across
the Sand. Cathiy Hairrelson,
Sthe~ organizer for the Tampa
area' beaches said, "I heard
'about it in a casual conver-
sation with anl environmen-
tal activist friend. I can't
remember who it was, buti it
sticks in my mind that I was
walking on the beach at th'e
time. I heard more about it
through iny volunteer~ lead-
ership with Sierra Club.I
found the Hands Across the
Sand Website, signed up' as
an organizer and along with
an environmental activist
'friend, decided to work on
ii;. We called a meeting and
begin our organizing in ear-
SSee SAND 6-C


By LEAH STRATMANN
'To hear Dave Rauschkolb
tell it, it all started with an
idea, a laptop, a cell phone
and a 12-week old~baby in
his lap. The "it" is Hands
.Across the Sand, a demon-
stration of individuals link-
ing .hands across the state
to show` opposition to near
shore oil drilling' on Florida
beaches. -
"We've got nearly 70 com-
munities.; organized rep- .
resenting: 50 beaches. It's
very exciting and it ~is nice
we have the whole state
holding hands against this
measure. We have several
Chambers of- Commerce
helping to organize this and
locally we have the support
of the Chambeifs in Wailton-,
Okaloosa .and Bay Coun-
ties," Railachkolb said.
Rauschkollj is'hoping' to
create ~the largest single
gathering of people in the
history of the state, al-
thoug~h he said there was
no way: to estimate the total
numbers statewide. To date,
the movement hasinot got-
ten any national press, but,
the Miami bureau chief of
the New York Times inter-
viewed Rauschkoilb. "I can't
imagine this event not bje-
ing on the radar screen of
the national media. This is
certainly at least as compel-
ling as the balloon boy," he
joked.
"There wil be people from
Seagrove to Grayrton Beach.
I've gotten lots 6f help from
the South Walton Tourist
Development~ Council (TDC)


Caring, and
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ELAM STOLTZFUS spoke to the Friends of Scenic 30A
about his nexct film ;project,. a full-length niature dodimentary
that. will focus on: thecodastal dune lakes of Waliton Coun~ty.
(Photo `by Dotty Nist)



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features. -He envisioned the
film as a great educational
tool for them: and .others.,
Plans are. for the film 'to be
released 'nationally in 1ate
2010 for public. television.
''I can't .make this film by
myself," Stoltzfus told the .
group. He envisioned the
nature documentary .as a
community effort that would
harness the talents and cre-
ativity of local residents.
The South Walton Tourist
Development Council (TDC)
and the South Walton Com-
munity Council (SWCC) are
two local organizations that
have signed on as sponsors
for the project. Stoltzfus
said there is opportunity
for other organizations anid
businesses to get: involved
as partners also.
Lee Wilcox, president of
the SWCO, commented that
his prganizittion hopes the
documentary will bring at-
tention to the dune~ lakes
and push -the state to pri-
oritize their protection to a
greater degree than is cur-
rentlyr the.case.
"We see tremendoxis ben-
efits," said Soitmy Mares, ex-
ecutive director for the TDC.
Mares said the film could
be~ a big help to the TDC in
promoting ecotourism na-
tionally and internationally,
particularly with v isit~or
markets expected to open
up in the spring with the
new airport in Bay County.
He added that the TDC has
been in contact with a Eu-
ropean ecotourism organi-
zation that is interesting in

SSee STORY 15-C


By DOTTYNIST
Renowned' filmmaker
Elam Stoltzfus, featured
speake~rat the %eb.13.Friends
of Scenic 30A meeting,
shared nqws about his next
project, a full-length nature
documentary focusing on
the coastal dune lakes along
the Walton County coast.
The Blountatown resi-
ident' produced and directed
a one-hour documentary en-
titled Big Cypress Swamp:
The Wiestern Eve'rglades. In
addition, a 13-minute film
he recently released on Wal-
ton County's dune lakes was
honored with eight awards
from the film industry.
Stoltzfus .told .attendees
at the. Feb. 1 meeting that
'his goal with the new 'film
will. be to. "tell the, story"
of~ all aspects odf the. dune
lakes. I
The -dune lakes lie Inear
the gulf, and there are 15 of
these water bodies, in Wal-
ton County that almost ev-
eryone agree's meet the cri-
,teiia to be dune lakes. Some
people maintain thait other
local lakes hear the gulf
should be added to the list
as well.
Only .a very few other
places in the' world are said
to have dune lakes. Stoltz-
fus' new film will also fea-
ture the dune lakes of .New
Zealand and Austali~a. How-
ever, the dune lakes of south
Walton County will be.the
"star" of the film.
The filmmaker comment-,
ed that, surprisingly, some
local people are not well in-
formed about these unique
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SOUTH WALTON HIGH SCHOOL'S academic teams placed first and second in the
last four Walton County academic team challenges. Pictured here are: back row: Mrs.
Sherri Houp, ~Advisor; Spencer Molenda, Zach Shine, Brenden Burns, Grant Howuard, Ja-
c~ob Scheler, Eric Schmi~ts. Front row: Dollie Jones, Jewell Carroll, Callynn Flynn, Blair
queen, caitlin Carpenter, Melody MacDonald, Jessica Nguyen. (Photo by Barb Stratton,
SWHS)


By RE1D TUCKER '
The proposal to allow ex-
ploratory oil drilling off Flori-
da's gulf coast has never been
a clear-cut issue, so South
Walton High School decided
to give local residents a venue
to voice their concerns.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia
Center sponsored and moder-
ated a panel discussion-style


dole's tourism industry or the
potential hazards posed by oil
spills should the state suffer
a storm on the level of Hur-
ricane Katrina, which caused
similar problems for Louisi-
ana's offshore drilling opera-
tions back, in 2005. ..
Florida Petroleum Council
Associate Director Eric Ham-
ilton, who spoke in favor of oil


exploration in the Gulf, said
he went into the meeting ex-
pecting locals to have already
taken a stand either in favor
of or against drilling. How-
ever, he said it's important
to understand the perspec-
tives of all parties involved as
"simply labeling one side or
See DRILLING 15-C


event on Thursday, Feb. 4,
attracting a crowd of more
than 200 people from all over
the Emerald Coast. In order
to explain all sides of the is-
sue, representatives from the
petroleum industry as well as
from environmental conserva-
tion groups were on hand at
the meeting to present their
respective arguments and an-


swer audience questions.
For the most part, those
in the audience who availed
themselves of the opportunity
to speak were emphatically
against drilling in Florida's
coastal waters for a plethora
of reasons. Concerns ranged
from worries over the adverse
effects oil rigs in sight of shore
might have on the Panhan-


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ing, bUtter churning, blackr-
smithing and more.
This community ~event is
free with admission to the
state park, $4/car or $2/bike
or pedestrian. The park is
north-ef U.S. 98 on CR-395.
Fdr further information con-
Stact' Maryjo Morris at (850)
246-004'6 or Elizabeth Eich
at (850) 267-8322..




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Craig S Robinson, CPA
38 S 8th Street DeFliniak
850-892-0888
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NOTICE.OI HEARING TO IMPOSE AND
PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF
SS.PECIAL ASSESSMENTS IILJTHE
FOUR MILE VILLAGE:" I
UuNIClPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Walton County,
Florida, will conduct a public hearing to consider creation of thie Four Mile Village Municipal
Services Benefit Unit, as shown, and to impose special' assessments against certain par-
cels of property located therein to
fund the capital costs~of buried utility
improvements within the proposed
Municipal Service Benefit Urlit. The
hearing will be held at 4:00 p.m., or.
soon thereafter as the matter can be
heard, on February 23, 2010, at the
Walton County Courthouse, located
at 571 U~S Highway 90, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, for the purpose of
receiving public comment on the.
imposition and collection of the~
'assessments on the ad valorem tax
bill, including the time period over
which the capital assessments will
be paid. AII affected real property
owners have a right to appear at the
hearing and to file written objections
with the County Clerk ariytime prior
to the public hearing.. If a person
decides, to 'appeal. anyi decision
made by the Board with respect to
any matter considered at the hear-
ing, such person will need a record .
of thie proceedings and may need to rra
ensure that a verbatim record is
made, including the testimony and b
evidence upon which the appeal is
to be made. In accordance with the
SAmericans with Disabilities Act, per- .~;~;;'"~~~~;~~~
sons needing a special accommoda-
tion or an interpreter to participate in -
this proceeding should contact the I Four Mile Villagel GIS/IR~
County Adfninistrator's office at (850)
892-8156 at least seven days prior
to the date of the hearing.
The Buried Utility Improvements Assessment have been proposed to fund the burial of
overhead utility lines along burial of overhead utility lines for electrical utilities, telephone,
and cable television along all or a portion of the following roadways within the MSBU:
Village Road,- Village Beach Road (East and West), High Sierra, Missile Hill Road,
Mockingbird Lane, Lake Ridge Road, and Twisted Pine Trail. The Buried Utility
Improvements Assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon the number of
buildadle lots attributable to such parcel. A more specific description is set forth in the Initial
Assessment Resolution adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on January 26,
2010. Copies of the Initial Assessment Resolution, the plans and specifications for the
Buried Utility Improvements, and the preliminary Assessment Rolls are available for inspec-
tion at the Walton County Administration Office, 117 Montgomery Circle, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill as authorized by Section
197.3632, Florida Statutes. The assessments will be collected over a period of 10 years,
commencing with the tax bill mailed in November 2010. Failure to pay the assessments will
cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the Walton County Administration at (850) 892-
8156, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
Dede Hinote, Administration
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
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So exany things have
been happening which I feel
compelled to comment on,
this column will be a mixed
caliber of breezes being shot
this time out.
First on my list of slack-
jawed amazement is the
Supreme~ Collrt's recent de-
cision to allow. corporations
to pubjlicly endorse political
candidates.- If we thought
campaigns: have been ugly
sinw tebpas -just ho o d d
an adjective?--the horizon
could be black with the dirt
still to be thrown. From
where I sit, if giant corpora-
din tk ot eitia a s
dates ~should -be .compelled
to; wiear those corporate lo-
.gos on 'clothing. If we are
going to allow corporations
to .market politicians,. then
thos8 politicians should be
.tarted up like NASCAR rac-
ers. Ev~en though how it is
lobbyists who funnell the big
dough in to canipaign coffers,
the machiinrltions of Amer-
ica's. .largest: _corporattions
have been a bit subtler. The
,gloves wiill be coming off and
we will all be the more cyni-
cal because' of it'. .
Speaking. of marketing,
have ~you caught sight of the
clothing designed by Ralph
Lauren for the U.S. ~winter
Olymipians? It' is difficult
to find any-reference to the
United States at, all:. In ev-
ery piece of clothing I saw,
the Lauren polo logo was
huge. The pictures showed
only the front of the clothing
and perhaps the back sports
an American flag~ some-
where, but the front of the
uniforms only show a patch
with U.S.A. and the Olym-
pic ring logo on one side and
the giant polo pony on the
Other.. They are red, white
and ~blue, but at first. glance
no one would be a leirto tell
these athletes were from the

Lfasteweek Monopoly un-
ehilednthe Th5eh ann ver ary
ketplace game and these old
eyes popped at what they
have cooked up. First of all,
the game board is round!
Secondly, players get $2~mil-

ad tdoere s no ogr any
paper money. Players have
a debit card and there is an
A;TNIVmachine as part of the
game, plus the' new game
plays music when certain
actions are performed. This
is a travesty. I-can under-
stand updating the prices
of the properties aind even
increasing the passing go
money, but $2 million seems
excessive. Apparently they
have also done' awayi with
the old game pieces in favor
of plastic representations.
My own Monopoly game
is so old; the pieces are made
of wood. Long ago the big
outer box got wet in a minor
flood event and succumbed,
but the inner box with the
money, the game pieces, the
deeds, and houses, and ho-




WRWF to

nicet

Feb. 17

The Walton Republican
Women Federated (WRWF)
will be holding their month-
ly meeting on Wednesday,
Feb. 17, at 11:30 B.m. at Car-
rabba's Italian Grill. Car-
rabba's is located at 10562
U.S. 98 in Miramar Beach
in the Silver Sands Outlet
MaH .
TI e speaker will be State
Senator Paula' Dockery.
Dockery is running for gov-
erner of Florida. She will be
speaking on her candidacy
and her vision for the state
of Florida.


A lunch of salad, entree,
bread, dessert and beverage
will be served. The cost is
$18 for members and $20
for guests.Contact Margaret
Crozier at 837-5321 for res-
ervations.


EXPERT MA~LNSON MA~RKETTE preparing to demon-
strate grafting techni ues. (Photo by Elizabeth A'ich)


CAMELLIA AUNT JETTY at Eden' Gardens. (Photo by
Maryjo Morris) .


LEAH STRATMANN


tels is iixtact, but some the
worse'for wear'. The bdx has

.banyr tmos adt hlve te:
old ~pieces. There is some-
thing solid, about them be-
ing made of wood and.Idon't
care if the prices have kept
pace s with inlflation of not.
Monopoly 'is a 'goo~d game
,and I- rather late to, see it
become' a ;iritim~l to excess,
which is sadly :what has
also liappened .to inaily in
our 'nation. Eliough is never

'Finallyv,: to the mighty
Congress "of :Ithe; United
States I say;. Get over your-
.'selves and repeal the "don't
ask; don't tell"' policy! It was
a stupid policy promulgated
by -Bill Clinton to appease
thiose who thought, gay peo-
ple shouldn't b ~allowed to
serve in the military. It was
.'easier to dismiss those will
ing to give uii their lives for
freedom when we weren't
conducting two, wars,~ but
even then knee-jerk reac-
tionaries thought it was.OK
to enforce this form of dis-
crimination. Frankly I don't
think soldiers care about
whether or not thp soldier
next to them is straight, they
care about whether that sol-
dier can shoot straight. Twvo ~
George W. Bush appointees,
the chairman of the joint
chiefs and the defense sec-
Pe~tafir have both said'the
Time is nov;to a;llow:people
oa.'b..b ho t 1.iar with dt
thousands to train each and
every soldier, but would
blithely toss them out for
openly being as God made
them.

the Hauffngto ePps olnoe
Sen. John Kerry rather
nicely summed up the situa-
.tion by telling about a grave
site of an ex-military man in
Washington D.C.'s Congres-
sional Cemetery, not far
from Capitol Hill. His tomb-
stone reads: "When I was in
the military, they gave me
a medal for killing two men
and ~a discharge for loving
one."
Lech Stratmann may
be reached via leahwurites@
gmadl~co~m .


to propagate ~camellias and
take home a plant air lay-
ered from Eden. 'Waxing of
camellia blooms will also be
displayed.
The Park is also celebrat-
ing its industrious past by
hosting heritage craft dem-
onstrations of moonshirie
and turpentine production,
candle dipping, soap mak-


The Friefids of Eden cel-
ebrate the glorious camellia
Saturday, Feb. 20 fr~om 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eden Gar-
dens State Park in Point
.Washington. Visitors are
invited to stroll through the
amazing camellias, picnic
on the grounds and attend
talks and demonstrations on
plant care. National camel-


lia judge ~Marison Markette
will be available throughout
the day to discuss camel-
lia care, diseases and pests
and to identify blooms (with
leaves, please) brought in by
the public. Emerald Coast
Flowers and Gifts owner
Russ Barley will demon-
strate flower arranging at
1 p.m. Learn air layering


Registration for the Sea-
side Neighborhood- School
'(SNS) 2010-2011schoolyear
has begun. Applications fot*
student enrollment for the
2010-2011 school year must
be completed and submitted
with proof of Walton County
residency by April 30, 2010
to be entered into the lot-
tery. The school is a public
i tu.r F~ ,T; :s


charter middle school. Ap-
plications are available in
the` school office or through
the school website at www.
seasideschool.net. Siblings
of current SNS students
must also complete an ap-
plication for enrollment and
submit it bjy April 30. The
lottery drawing will take
place at the school on May
25.r


S HOOTING THE


BREEZE


CamelilR -FeStival and



Heritage Day at Eden Gardens


C ommnitySeRSide Ne xghborhood
Yard Sale at *. *.
S~1r~~ h nl t t n ~1


c oo regisraio


Gul FIROO

The merchants of Gulf
Place will be hosting a com-
munity yard sale on Sat-
urday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m.
1 p.m. on the lawn at Gulf
Place.Vending cost is $35
per 8 or 10 foot table (while
Supplies last) and.a 10 foot-
by-10 foot space. Merchants
and individuals are welcome
to participate. For more in-
.formation ,e-mail permaka -
-@gmailcom or call 8a~~854584
Sor-267-8458.: ~







Aid Night
a~~~ SV

South Walton High
School (SWHS) will host
a Financial Aid Night on
Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m.
The meeting will take place
Sat the SWHS media~center,
and is openly to students of aH
grade levels and their fami-
~lies. The school promises it
will be "a very informative
meeting.







































COMMUNIITY CALENDAR

'IHE EMERALD COAST ALUMNAE Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will hold their quar-
terly luncheon at noon on Feb. 13, at the SAND\JESTIN Beach Club (not, Santa Rosa Beach
Club).' For reservations and directions, call, before Febj. 1, Margaret Carlen, (850) 654-
5oos.


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"The proposed use of this
parcel is in conflict with the
Walton County' comprehen-
sive plan, therefore staff
cannot recommend moving
thiis project forward until
this issue is resolved," the
report reads.
Burgis was requested to.
meet for discussions with
Green and agreed to do so.
Wright made a motion to
continue review of the pro-
posal to the March 3 TRC
meeting, which is to begmn
at 8:30 a.m. at the South
Walton Courthouse Aninex.
Upon ~all TRC comments
being addressed, the pro-
posal would then undergo
consideration by the Walton
County Planning iCommis-
sion and the Walton County
Board of County .Commis-
sioners. .

Dotty Nst may be con-
tacted at beack~breezenewos@
gmail.com


rant site are Village Mixed
Use and Conservation Resi-
dential. According to Buddy
Wright, the county planner
for the project, no land use
change would be required
for the restaurant use.
According to a staff report
on the restaurant proposal,
the building would be two
stories. Proposed amenities
would include an open-air
deck, raised boardwalks,
and an alligator exhibit.
According to the report,
the site plan for the project
calls for clearing the 1.16-
acre parcel, which is Con-
servation Residential, for
use as a retention pond, a
construction parking area,
and .entrance driveways.
The report notes that this
amount of clearing would
exceed the maximum 10
percent allowed by the Wal-
ton County Comprehensive
Plan for, parcels with: this
land use classification.


isting Fudpucker's would be
in harmony with the opera-
tion of his church. However,
he said the church would be
willing to work with the res-
taurant proponents.
Dean Burgis, engineer
of record for the restaurant
proposal, observed that
traffic appeared to be the
main concern of neighbor-
ing residents. Burgis said
the amount of traffic asso-
ciated with the restaurant
development would be equal
to what would have resulted
from the multifamily devel-
opment previously approved
by Walton County. Regard-
ing a traffic light ait the
intersection,.he said that
unfortunately the state re-
quires a history of accidents
in order for a light to be ap-
proved.
The land use classifica-
tions of the two parcels (8.35
acres, and 1.16 acres) that
would make up the restau-


Park South, a multifamily
residential project. Due to
market conditions, the resi-
dential project was not con-
structed, and the property
owners opted to make appli-
cation for the restaurant. *
The Sugar Drive residen-
tial community was well
represented at the Feb. 3
Walton County Technical
Review Committee (TRC)
meeting. Six Sugar Drive
residents, along with the
minister of nearby Good
News United Methodist
Church (UMC), commented
on the proposal.
One resident said her
children love going to Fud-
pucker's and one said the
same of her grandchildren.
However, both had concerns
about a Fudpucker's being
built,on Sugar Drive.
"I want it to stay a qui-
et residential street," said
Ginny Ballard, mother of
two small children. Ballard
said she would look more
favorably on the restaurant
if its entrancelexit could be
directly from U.S. 98, not


Sugar Drive.
"Traffic is the main is-
sue," grandmother Jean
O'Connor commented.
There is only one way
onto and off Sugar Drive,
the road's intersection with
U.S. 98, and there is no
light at that intersection.
"(It's very, very dangerous on
that particular corner," said
one resident.
don't see how this could
possibly work. We're a little
dead-end street," agreed
Pat Combs. Combs was of
the opinion that the existing
amount of traffic on Sugar
-Drive was more than the
road could handle.
Grlenda Wood agreed, not-
ing that residents had tried
to get a traffic light placed at
the intersection to no avrail.
Christopher Langille' had
concerns that the restau-
rant would interrupt resi-
dents' "peaceful enjoyment"
of their property. .
Randy Green, miliister
of Good News UMC, did not
think that some of the ac-
tivities occitrring at the ex-


By DOTTYNIST
An a plication for a Fud-
pucker's restaurant in San-
ta Rosa Beach got its first
public hearing on Feb. 3, en-
countering some opposition
from neighbors and a -near-
by church, County planners
also identified an issue to be
resolved regarding the per-
centage of clearing of native
vegetation that is proposed
on part of the project site.
Fudpucker's casual din-
ing restaurant/bars are lo-
cally' owned and now exist
in two locations, Destin and
Fort Walt~on Beach. These
popular restaurants offer
a large menu and cater to
both adults and children.
Wailton County recently
received an application for
a 12,397-square-foot "Fud-
puckrer's of South Walton,"
to be located on a 9.51-acre
site on the east side of Sugar
Drive, about 500 feet south
that road's intersection fiith
U.S. 98. The project site
is two vacant parcels; for
which the county had ~pre-
viously approved Cenitral


Local domestic violence


center to host annual 'gala

Thne 7th Annual Purple event, call (850) 243-1201 or prevention, :transitional
Passion Gala and Auction stop by the administration housing and outreach ser-
will take place on Satur-- office at 102 Buck Drive in vices. These programs are~
day, March 20, from 7 -- 11 Fort Walton Beach. vital in: supporting their
p.m. at the Linkside Center Founded in 1985, Shelter mission to support victims
at Sandestin Golf &t Beach House will be celebrating 25 of domestic violence. Each~
Resort. In addition to din- years of service to domes- year, Shelter House pro-
ner' ~and d;apcing, ~Jpnes tic violence survivors and vides approximately 3,564
& Comjpany. will perform their children. All proceeds days of emergency shelter
music and Shelter House from the event stay in Oka- to about 166 women and
will have a silent and live loosa and Walton counties children, outreach services
auction with broad appeal. 'and continue to help under- to over 513 individuals, and
Tickets are $75. and may be funded programs such as the 24-hour hot line receives
purchased online at dww. safe, confidential shelter approximately 1,094 calls.
shelterhousenwfl.org. Prices to survivors and their chil- Shelter House, Inec; is sa
will be $100 at the ddoor: For dren, crisis counseling, a state certified domestic-vio-
more information about the 24-hour hotline, primary lence center serving Oka-
loosa and Walton counties
and offers emergency confi-
dential shelter, crisis coun-
T~~seg wo Mi ma .. houror hotie
mation and referrals, edu-
Beac~h bu ga cation, professional train-
ing, safety planning and
primary prevention services
~lic~nn~ ~ c~ rrefpr~to survivors of domestic vio-
sus ctsarretedlence and their children.


and Christopher Sylvester,
21, came~ out to the living
room. They were then hand-
cuffed and led outside the
home.
Sylvester reportedly told
authorities that they used
a screwdriver to force their
way into the residence. Dep-
uties found that the televi-
sion wires had been removed
from the audiovisual por~ts
to the front of the television.
These wires were connected.
to a VCR and DVD player
sitting next.to the. TV.
Corbitt and Sylvester
have been booked into the
Walton County Jail on the

uncuploed srrdutue. Add2
tional charges are expected.


Wailton County Sh~er-
iffs Deputies arrested two
Niceville men in the act of
burglarizing'a residence on
Miramar Beach. At around
10:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, a resi-
dent on Bayshore Drive
noticed two men with grey
hooded .sweatshirts and
jeans behind an unoccupied
home and called the Walton
County Sheriffs Office. The
resident,said that the own-
ers of the house live out-of- .
state, and no one was' sup-
posed to be there
Withiii minutes, ~ ~two
Sheriffs ~deputies' arrived
on the scene to find a side

O creotphe nttehr,e an a
nounced for anyone inside to
come out. Someone said, "Do
not shoot, we are coming
out." Two men later identi-
fied as Brandyn Corbitt, 20,


CORBITT


Fudpucker's proposal gets first public hearing


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P RO P ERTY TAX EX E:MPTI ON
FILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2010

Patrick P. Pilcher, Walton~ County Property Appraiser, reminds property owners who
intend to make application for H-omestead Exemption, Veteran's Exemption;.
Additional Senior Exemption, Agricultural 'Classification, Disability Exemption, or
Widow's and Widower's Exemption, MARCH 1, 2010 is the absolute filing deadline.

If you plan to file your exemption for the first tirne, please bring with you a copy of
your recorded deed or tax receipt, the social numbers) of all owners of property,
Florida driver's license number, Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration
number. If you are entitled to disability exemption, please bring proof of disability
(twio doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on a mobile home,
please bring the title or registration certificate.

If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for~ Persons 65 and Older" y/our
annual household income cannot exceed $25,780 (adjusted annually) (proof will be
required). Application. must be made each year.

If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please
call 850-892-8123 or 850-267-4500', Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

You may file for exemptions at the following office locations of
the Property Appraiser Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


DeFuniak Springs Courthouse
571 Hwy 90 East -


Santa Rosa Beach
31 Coastal Centre Blvd Suite 600


THE ABSOLUTE FILING DEADLINE FOR 2010 EXEMPTIONS IS
MARCH 1, 2010.












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and weights. Connie then puts them through their paces,
warm up, aerobics, stretches and a cool down all to mu-
sic. February brings new moves calculated to better tone
that which needs tonin~g. Connie says, "Come join in." Can't
make it on Mondays? Then hit it on Wednesdays at 1 p.mi.
with Sarah Vaillancourt, same place. Telephone (850) 837
5685 or (612) 716-4785 for information.
And if that bathing auit still looks like a challenge there
is line dancing, beginning, intermediate, and advanced in-
struction on at Faith Assembly Monday afternoons begin-
ning at 3 p.m. or Wednesday starting at 2:15 p.m. Call
424-3664 or 837-5685 for details.:
The snowbird tennis players always welcome another
player on the courts. Matches take place at Mainsail every
'Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday be-
tween 9 a.m. and noon. Players supply their own racquets
and balls. Need more information? Call Vivek Likhite at
424-3664.
LJate breaking euchre scores: Men: 1st place Rolfe
Hagan 75, 2nd place Stanley Young 74, Women: 1st place
Mary Ann Wilson 76, 2nd place Irene Hinds 73, Jeanette
Diggins 73
STom Mahar is the information officer for the Walton
County Snowbirds. He can be reached at tkmahaz@aol.com
or 267-5441.


2MOvie T&Diev


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YO LLTeg Vctor to


tysnowbirds.com/golf~news.htm" http://www.waltoucoun-
tysnowbirds.com/golf~news.htm for prices. Mark your cal-
endar for the following scramble dates:
Feb. 24 Kelly Plantation
March 3 Kelly Plantation
Play days are: .
Bluewater Bay March 1
Eglin Falcon March 5
Foxwood Country Club Feb. 25 -
Emerald Bay Feb. 16, and 21
Hidden Creek March 4 ,-
Regattsi Bay Feb. 22 and 23, March 9
Shalimar Pointe Feb. 18, March 2 '
STiger Point, Feb. 17
Windswept Dunes, March 7
The Tuesday Gfolf Garden League results for Feb. 2: 1st
place team members: Norma May, Pat May, Al Ruby, and ~
Carolyn Ruby. Closest to the pin #1 Women Eunice Collins,
Closest to the pin # 3, Men Wayne Fatchett, Closest to the
pin # 9 Women,/Men, Ted Perez. .
The Thursdayr Golf Garden League results for February 4:
1st Place team members are Dwayne Roost, Dick Henson,
Bill Boersma and Tom Klemond. The special awards were:
Women Closest.to the pin~- # 1 Sue Flackr, Men Closest
to the pin Hole # 9 Paul Simoneau, Longest Putt Hole
# 5 Glenn Whaley, Longest Putt Hole #6 Martin Bree-
men.
The snowbird ladies have a real treat in store for them on
Feb. 24 when they gather at the Embassy Suites for the an-
nual ladies luncheon. Two treats actually. Nancy Gehrke,
the estimable and always witty first ladyr of snowbird occa-.
sions, will serve as master of ceremonies and second, not
only will Chicos showcase current fashions but will dem-
onstrate travel fashion tips. Oh, yes, there is a better- way!
Tickets are $28 and ~nearly sold out. Be on time for the
punch bowl at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and fun enough
Sto last the week. Tickets available at Monday morning reg-
Sistration. 650-5252 or 654-1170 for details. =
Muscles a little tight, have a pound or two that won't
go away? .Connie Sutherland and Sarah.Vaillancourt have
an answer for you and a good way to start the week. Join
Connie Sutherland for one hour at 11 a.m. each Monday
morning at Faith Assembly Fellowship Hall. located at 306
South Geronlimo- Street for senior aerobics exercise. At-
tendees usually arrive early, prepared withi mats, towels


Following the highly successful general meeting held
Feb. 10 at the Destin United Methodist Church, President
Bob fiwenson and his highly charged all-volunteer staff is
already cranking the engine for the March meeting which
is promising to be a very special occasion. That meeting,
the final one until December, will take place at the Commu-
nity Church of Santa Rosa Beach located at 3524 West U.S.
98, and will feature the Snowbird Singers, Walton County
Snowbirds' very own 52-member strong chorus. Snowbirds
and the general public will have an opportunity for a sneak
preview of this enthusiastic musical ensemble a week ear-
lier when its new choral director, Karl Keilhau, makes his
debut appearance on Feb. 27.
The Snowbird Singers were just settling in with their new
conductor when out of the blue disaster struck our neigh-
bors to the south in Haiti. Undeterred by the difficulties of
organizing a benefit concert on short notice with a new di-
rector and 18 new choral members, the Singers swung into
action ahnd put together a program that wml both entertain
and inspire those who attend on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at the
Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach located at 3524
West U.S. 98. Keilhaur said, '"The entire freewill offering is
designated for Haitian relief."
The team of Ralph Wozniak;' Kay Hess and Al Francis
appreciate the enthusiasm shown for the annual snowbird
dinner dance scheduled for Feb. 22 at Sandestin's Hilton.
The ever popular David Seering's talented fingers oni the
keyboard will stir dancers to swing: their partners to his
merry tunes. Tickets are $27. Call 837-3077 for tickets or
visit HYPERLINK "mailto:klovinit@q.com" klovinit@q.
com.
Snowbirds qe~ver tire of music and to prove it a nice
crowd generally turns out for the David Ott lecture series,
"From Opera to Symphony," taking plabe each Monday at
1 p.m. through Feb. 22 in the sanctuary at Faith Assembly
Church located at 306 South Geronimo Street in Miramar
Beach. Th~e fee is $5 per lecture. .
The Snowbird Good Time Bus Trip to the Isle of Capri
Casino on Feb. 15 in Biloxi, Mississippi is good to go. Ten
dollars buys a round trip ticket plus ~$15 casino credit. The
bu'sdeparts from The Track (Near Airport Road and U.S
98) at 6:30 a.m. Call Bob and Eunice Collins at 650-1546
for arrangements.
Golfers checking out scrambles and play days may refer
to. the website at HYPERLINK "http://www.waltoncoun-


~By BRUCE COLLIER
Jean-Marc Vallee's The
Young Victoria deals with
a relatively short period in
the long life (and reign) of
England's Queen Victoria.
This film is co-produced by
Martin Scorsese and sports
a screenplay, 'by Oscar-
laureate Julian Fellowes,
so its pedigree comprises
both American and British
film nobility. Considering
what .all did happen in the


63 years that Victoria ruled
(England's longest reign to
date, and the world record
for .any female sovereign),
it is admirably limited in its
scope.
As it, title warns, this is
not~ an' epic tale. Rather, it
covers roughly a~three-year
period, from .just before
Victoria's accession to the
throne through her court-

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OUTDOOR EVENTS -INFe.1
Krewe of Wee-De-Leis Mardi Gras Celebration
WALTON COUNTY Location: 4KIDS and Seaside 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
AN~D THE SURROUNDING AREA Join Seaside for the Fourth Annual 4KIDS Mardi Gras Parade. The parade starts
at 2 p.m. in front of 4KIDS on the south side of Scenic 30A and all kids are welcome
FOR FEB. 10 FEB.` 17 (both the young and young at heart)! Visit the store between 10 a.m. 2 p.m. to make
'your own mask and other creative crafts with Abrakadoodle. Then stick around for
.live music throughout Seaside with an authentic second line band straight from
New Orle'ans featuring The Michael Foster Proje~ct.
Feb. 10.
ISeagnrov Gargenlub goes bonkers over Bonsai Feb. 13
Location: Cafe 30A, Seagrove *10 a.m. ,; H Jands Across The Sand .. .n .,.,
Bob:~ii McConnell will present, i"The Art of Rjonsai."' Time permitting members can .Location: A beach near you .* Noon.
: bring their:plants' and questions for McConnell to assess and provide guidance. The Walton County area beach locations:
cost to attend this meeting and lunch is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. Hands Across The Sand is a peaceful protest against proposed oil drilling legisla-
''Reservations~ 'are required for all meetings. If~ you would like to attend. a meeting tion along Florida's coastline.
or would like m~ore information on membership contact Shari Roberts, Mjembership Main Protest Site; Seagrove Beach to Grayton Beach
; Chair, at 267-9586. parkingg in Seaside and at the Van Ness Butler Jr. beach access between Water-
~ ;' . color and Seaside)
Feb. 12 .: Additional protest sites with ample parking: Blue Mountainl Thpach access, D~une
Seagrove Garden Club pruning workshop Allen Beach access, Ed Walline Beach access, Gulfyiew Heights Beach access, Inlet
Locatioil: Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914 Wh~itfield Road, Freeport. 1 a.m. to Noon Beach access, Miramar Beach.access. Hold hands farming lines in the sand against
The Seagrove Garden Club is sponsoring a sustainable garden at the refuge and oil drilling in the coastal waters. Go to ~the beach at noon and hold hands at 12':30'
the existing fruit trees need to be pruned. Master Gardener Eddie Powell will demon- p.m.
statee basicpruning techniques There is no cost for the workshop but a donation to
Alaqua is always appreciated. The Refuge is located at 914 Whitfield Road, Freeport, Feb. .14
FL. No reservations are necessary. Bring pruning tools and gloves. Rain or shine. Krewe of Arfeous dog pFarade
Questions: contact Georgeen Newell (916). 316-6820 Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf 2 4 p.m.
SMystic Krewe of Arfeous Mardi Gras Dog Parade. The 2C)10 parade is themed
Feb. 12 "Bite at the Museum." The streets will be filled with costumed dogs and their hu-
President's Weekend Movie Night under the stars -mans throwing a myriad of throws, beads, and parade favors. Themed convertibles,
Location: Lawn of Hollt Building, Seaside, Fla. *7 p.m. small floats, golf carts, bicycles, and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mar-
National Treasure: Book of Secrets. di Gras music will fill the air. Open to public. Subject to change bassed on weather.
Join Seaside. as they celebrate President's Day weekend with an outdoor movie
under the stars. Seaside will be screening the sequel to the Nicholas Cage treasure Feb. 14
series, N~ational Treasure: Book of Secrets. Screened on the south wall of the Holl Valentine's Day C'oncert featuring Roman Street
Building. Location: Seaside Meetinig Hall Theatre 5:30p.m.
Feb. 12 -14 The Merchants of Seaside host a concert aimed at giving everyone a chance to
Join the Florida Trail Association for camping, hiking spend time with the ones you love. A special performance by Mobile natives, Roman
Location: Cheaha, Ala. *8 a.m. Street, as they perform their unique style of "new" flamenco, smooth' and not-sos
Join the Florida Trail Association for a weekend of camping, hiking and socializing smooth Jazz. Enjoy this free performance in the intimate setting of the Meeting Hall
at Cheaha, Al. Details: (850) 995-4267 or http ://choctaw.floridatrail.0rg ~Theatre.

Feb. 13 Feb. 15
Join the Florida Trail Association for a hike Cancer Cure Classic golf tournament
Location: Nokuse, Freeport 8:15 a.m. Location: Raven Golf Club, Sandestin Gjolf and Beach Resort 8 a.m.
Join the Florida Trail Association for a 9-mile hike on the Nokuse section.. Details: The south Walton Area Relay for Life Teams present the 6th Annuail Cancer
(850) 862-1903 or http ://choctaw.floridatrail. 0rg Cure Classic at Raven Golf Club Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. The~ tournament begins
at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start isnd is followed by lunch' for the participants. Regis-
Feb. 13 ter before Feb. 1. Sponsorship: packages are available. Call. (8503)267-8210 or e-mail
Breakfast with a ranger at Topsail lesangouge@sandestin.com to register or for more information..
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9 a.m.
Come and join the Rangers of Topsail Hill and ask them all the questions you can Feb. 16
think ~of about park: life. To cover the cost of food, bring $4,' which goes to Friends of Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash I arade
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast. Location: Village ofBaytowne Wharf 5 p.m.
Park at the Day-Use area off Scenic 30A and take a short hike to the clubhouse. Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year,
Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. "Laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the
Feb. 13 good times roll) with the 8th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade rolling
Seaside Farmer's Market *9 a.m. 1 p.m. through Sandestin. Yell "throw me something mister" as unique and colorful floats,
Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and golf carts, and pick-up trucks r611 down the streets. and marchers dressed up in all
vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, their Mardi Gras best, shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies,
cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buy- and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration continues into the night with street
ing locally grown food benefits you and our community. performers, "throws" tossed from balconies on Main St, and parties at various Bay-
towne establishments.
Feb. 13 Open to public. Subject to change based on weather.
Paddle with the West Florida Canoe and Kayak Club
Location: Boiling Creek 9 a.m. Feb. 17
Join and support Karen Corchoran as she leads her very first trip down Boiling Green Thumb Garden Club
Creek on Saturday, Feb. 13. Meet at the take-out: SR- 87 Bridge and the Yellow Location:. Seagar's Restaurant, Sandestin *9:30 a.m.
River. That would be the southeast corner, just down the embankment. Drop off your "In the Kitchen with Vicki" Vicki McCain of Kitchenique will demonstrate
boat and return to the takeout by 9 a.m. harp for the shuttle back to the put-in on cooking with herbs at Seagar's Restaurant. Price of luncheons and program are
the Eglin Reservation. Be prepared to give the shutlers rides back to their cars. $18 and require advance reservations. Day trips are separate events. Registration
For first timers, the only stopping place is the lunch spot, just before the conflu- and fees are required in advance. Contact Tina Burke at (850)269-1425 or email at
ence of Boiling Creek. and Yellow River. Bring your PFD, whistle, paddle, food, water, Tburke7258@aol.com
camera and your Eglin pass.
Boiling Creek is a narrow, usually clear creek with nicely flowing grasses. It is
quite scenic. This beautiful little spring-fed creek meanders through the woods for Outdoor events is brought to you by Walton Outdoors, your source for the out-
about three miles before joining the Yellow for another three miles to the take-out. doors in Walton County and the surrounding area. For more events, checks
We're hoping to see some pretty plants and Ospreys. Alligators are occasionally spot- the calendar at the Outdoor Events page at WaltonOutdoors.com
ted along t~he way. Again, bring your camera. Contact Karen Corchoran (850)857-
05273 or Cell at (850)512-5811




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