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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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DeFuniak herald
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Physical Description: Newspaper
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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Publication Date: February 17, 2011
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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888




HERALD


BRAD
PAISLEY IN
BIRMINGHAM
"True blue
country" in
Magic City.
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VOLUME 122 NUMBER 7 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 750 PER COPY


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BEACH DRIVING
PERMITS TO
EXPAND
Lottery for addi-
tional 150 permits.
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BCC APPROVES
723 WHISKEY
BRAVO PROJECT
Works out traffic,
land use disputes,
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BCC FEB. 8
ROLL CALL
Main


items
taken.


and
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agenda
actions


FREEPORT BOYS
QUALIFY FOR
PLAYOFFS
Seventh appear-
ance for state play-
offs. 10-B



PAXTON BEATS
AUCILLA
CHRISTIAN 62-39
Lady Cats secure
state semi-final re-
match. 8-B



PDL GIRLS
DEFEAT HOLMES
COUNTY
"Hot start" ends in
53-28 victory. 8-B




MOVIE REVIEW:
"THE EAGLE"


Romans


versus


Britons in history/
adventure film. 4-B




ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
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CLASSIFIED 7-C
OUTDOORS 2-C
ARRESTS 10-A


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WCSB: Keeping


half-mill won't


raise taxes


losing it means


workforce cuts


By ASHLEYAMASON
There was no sweetheart'
of a story at the Valentine's
Day meeting of the Wal-
ton County School Board
(WCSB) as it discussed the
possibility of further budget
cuts. Should Governor Rick
Scott's proposed budget
pass, the district will lose
$3.1 million from general op-
erating funds-of which 85


percent is salaries and ben-
efits. Superintendent Car-
lene Anderson commented,
"If the governor's proposed
budget comes to pass, we
will lose approximately $3.1
million in our general oper-
ating fund, which is where
we pay salaries, we pay for
programs, supplies; $3.1
million equates to a lot of
See TAXES 7-A


Freeport Council


hears updates


on grants


By BEN GRAFTON
For the first order of busi-
ness at the Freeport City
Council meeting of Feb. 8,
City Planner Latilda Hen-
ninger presented the sec-
ond readings of proposed
ordinances to adopt a Small
Scale Amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan and a
zoning change for a 3.1 acre
parcel off of Bay Loop Road
owned by Freeport Real Es-
tate Investments. Zoning for
the parcel would be changed
from Rural Village to me-
dium density development.
The plan for development
will be presented for ap-
proval at a later date. The
Council approved the pro-
posed ordinances.
Fire Chief Ben Green-
slait gave the Council copies
of the department's annual
report which notes that the
coverage area is now 125
square miles including 17.5
square miles for the city of
Freeport. In 2010 the de-
partment responded to a
total of 851 calls, of which
416 were within the city
limits and 530 were medi-
cal responses. The depart-
ment was also involved with
the activities of the Empty
Stocking Fund, the annual
Easter Egg Hunt, Hallow-
een Safe Night and holiday
parades.
Parks Director Shane


Supple reported that a pro-
gram is underway to in-
stall an aerator in the back
pond at the Sports Complex
to help control algae and
snakes.
Angie Jay of Preble-Rish
Engineering said that work
is nearing completion on the
permits needed for the North
Bay water line project. She
said there has been no fur-
ther progress on receipt of
loan funds from USDA Ru-
ral Development because
the district office still has
not received approval from
the state office.
Jay reported that the
Four Mile Bridge lift station
is on lire and that all of the
lift stations will be on line in
a few weeks.
Mayor Mickey Marse re-
ported that bids to provide
engineering services to re-
locate city utility lines as a
part of the widening of U.S.
331 were received from three
engineering companies. Of
these Peters Municipal As-
sociates of Dothan, Ala. had
been ranked first at a spe-
cial Council meeting on Feb.
7. The Council, approved a
motion to award the work to
this firm.
Marse said that an ap-
praisal of the property
where the Four Mile Creek
See GRANTS 11-A


LONG DISTANCE RUNNER Patty Douglass proudly displays'a few of her many tro-
phies and medals. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


Special


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Greece
By JEFFREYPOWELL
Later this summer in Ath-
ens, Greece more than 7,500
athletes from 185 countries
around the world will con-
verge on the most historic
site in the history of Olym-
pic sport for the 2011 Spe-
cial Olympics World Sum-
mer Games. This gathering
will be the largest sporting
event of the year. The games
are a celebration of the abil-
ities and accomplishments
of people with intellectual
challenges and hopefully a
renewed acceptance of the
athletes places in the w9rld
community.
For two local athletes the
games will be a once in a
lifetime opportunity to trav-
el to the birthplace of the
Olympic games and com-
pete amongst their peers.
The fact that Walton Coun-
ty has two participants is, in
a way, a victory even before
the competition begins.
"We have not had anyone
participate in the interna-
tional games since 1983,
much less two athletes," said
Assistant Walton County
Special Olympics Coordina-
tor Louise Guice-Conner.
"Patty and Greg are just

See OLYMPIANS 2-A.


DFS City Council holds scheduled session


By ALICIA LEONARD
The DeFuniak Springs
City Council held their reg-
ularly scheduled session on
Feb. 14. Among items on the
agenda were multiple re-
quest for fee waivers for use
of facilities and equipment
from non-profits, a discus-
sion on downtown redevel-
opment, and community re-
development area findings
of necessity and plan with
negotiation committee rec-
ommendations.
Walton Academy re-
quested use and a waiver of
the fee of use for the Chau-


tauqua Hall of Brotherhood
for their prom. The Council
approved the request five to
zero.
Covenant Hospice re-
ceived approval for a fee
waiver for the use of the
sound system at the city's
amphitheater for their an-
nual Easter egg hunt. May-
or C. Harold Carpenter re-
sponded with his thoughts
to the request, "This is a
pretty big egg hunt and I
think that would be very
beneficial to out commu-
nity." The Council approved
the request unanimously.


Edward D. Armbruster
approached the Council and
questioned them as to why
only the downtown area was
a part of the Community
Redevelopment Area (CRA)
being discussed. "I'd like to
request that you look be-
yond downtown and towards
Highway 90 West. Business
out in that area tends to be
forgotten."
Armbruster also ques-
tioned if all businesses would
be paying for the redevelop-
ment of downtown business.
Councilman Don Harrison
told Armbruster that it was


his understanding through
staff members that only
businesses that would profit
from the upgrades would
have the choice to partici-
pate through an increase in
Ad Valorem taxes. DeFuniak
Springs City Manager Kim
Kirby concurred and also
responded, "Once the CRA
area is established those in-
creases can be used to lever-
age grants and other things
that can help the downtown
businesses or whatever that
area is defined as."
Pamela Campbell, rep-
resenting Relay for Life for


DeFuniak Springs requested
and received, unanimously,
a waiver of fees for the use of
the civic center for an April
8 performance by Elvis im-
personator Jerome Jackson
to raise funds for cancer re-
search. The DeFuniak relay
is scheduled for May 13 and
14 at Walton High School.
Marie Hinson, represent-
ing Grit and Grace as well
as the Heritage Museum re-
ceived a unanimous vote in
favor of waiving fees for use
of the Hall of Brotherhood
See COUNCIL 9-A


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PAGE 2-A

Free tax help now available


in DeFuniak Springs


Courtesy tax return prep-
aration services are now
available with free tax help
sites opening in DeFuniak
Springs as of Feb. 14, by the
Walton Tax & Savings Co-
alition. JobsPlus and North-
west Florida State College
in partnership with the
Internal Revenue Service,
will kick-off the tax season
at JobsPlus in .DeFuniak
Springs with available ap-
pointments from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Monday and
Tuesday. Currently free tax
preparation will be available
at Northwest Florida State
College Chautauqua Center
on Thursday evenings from
5:30 8:30 p.m. As demand
for services increases, addi-
tional days will be added to


the schedule.
"We'll help people whose
incomes are $50,000 or less
to prepare and electronically
file their federal income tax
returns," said Site and Vol-
unteer Coordinator Rebec-
ca Pazik for the free sites.
"This year we are excited
to offer debit cards to those
households who do not have
a bank account. By offering
the debit card, we believe it
will help our residents be
able to keep more of their
money."
Visitors to the site seek-
ing tax assistance must have
valid photo identification
and Social Security Cards
(or Individual Taxpayer
Identification Numbers) for
themselves, spouses and


dependents. They should
also bring their 2009 tax re-
turn (if available), wage and
earnings statements (forms
W-2), interest and dividend
statements (forms 1099),
and any other information
concerning their income and
expenses for 2010.
E-Filing provides the
highest degree of speed, ac-
curacy and security in filing
tax returns. This is one of
the most popular innova-
tions ever introduced by the
IRS and continues to grow
in popularity each year. To
schedule an appointment at
either JobsPlus or North-
west Florida State College,
call Pazik at (850) 892-8668
ext. 215 or email: walton-
freetaxprep@gmail.com


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
OFFICERS WITH the
DeFuniah Springs Police
Department responded to a
traffic crash near Aidmore
Animal Clinic on Monday,
Feb. 14, at approximately
7:20 p.m. Officers arrived
and found a 1994 red Chev-
rolet truck overturned and
on a power line guy-wire.
The driver, Rex Scott, 62,
of Ponce De Leon, advised
that he was heading west
on Baldwin Avenue when a
stray dog darted out in front
of his vehicle. He swerved to
avoid the dog and ran into a
guy-wire attached to a Gulf
Power utility pole.
Scott was not injured and
no other persons were in-
volved. The truck sustained
an estimated $1,500 in dam-
ages. Gulf Power personnel
reported approximately $400
in damages to the guy-wire.
Alcohol was not believed to
be a factor in this crash. No
charges are being filed.


LUKE AND LAURIE LANGFORD of Cypress Cattle and Produce have opened a new
business in Freeport, Fla., on U.S. 331 South. The Langfords will be offering fresh veg-
etables, pickled and farm fresh canned goods by Red Bay Grocery, along with recipes, gar-
dening advice and good company. The are a fourth generation farming family located in
northern Walton and Holmes counties. To learn more about them, go to www.cypresscattle.
com or call (850) 685-5890 or stop by the produce stand.


OLYM PIANS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


that good. We worked very
hard to get where we are at,
we are very proud of them."
Before the pair fly to
Greece they will go to Cali-
fornia to train and prepare
to attend the International
Games. Neither of them
have taken such a long
plane ride but trust that
being together will bring
them strength. For Patty
Douglass this will be her
41st year competing in the
Special Olympics. She will
compete in the 1,500, 3,000
and 5,000-meter races.
"I like running very much.
I have tried other sports but
running is my favorite,"
Douglass said proudly. "In
the beginning I did not win
much but now I win most of


the events I enter. I leave
the other women behind."
Confidence is something
these two athletes share.
They both know they are
among the best in their re-
spective fields but unlike
many modern day athletes
there is no bravado in their
confident words. They real-
ize it was hard work and
practice that allow them to
participate on the world's
stage. For Greg Floyd, who
participates in several bocce
ball events, the challenge
of playing against the best
Special Olympians is a chal-
lenge he is ready for.
"I have a good attitude
and there is no stopping me
when it comes to bocce ball.
I am constantly training and


I want to go up against the
best," said Floyd. "I want to
see what I have. Bocce ball
takes flexibility and skill
and you have to use your
head, it is easy to mess up."
A common thread be-
tween these two athletes is
their appreciation for the
people that helped them
get where they are. Both of
them credit their mothers
for spending countless hours
with them and being patient
with their dreams.
"I know my momma is
proud of me," Floyd said. "I
also want to thank Louise
(Guice-Conner) .for every-
thing she has done. I cannot
wait to see all these places
and share what I see with
others."


24706 Hwy. 331 South
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
(just north of
South Walton Courthouse Annex)
850.267.1764


562 Hwy. 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, FL
(across from .
Walton County Courthouse)
850.892.5153


DUI, Criminal, Civil, Personal Injury and allyour legal needs


DeFuniak Taxi LLC to serve Walton County


DeFuniak Taxi LLC has
re-opened as the only taxi
service in DeFuniak Springs.
Under owner Robert Fullen-
kamp, DeFuniak Taxi will
operate one cab 24 hours
a day, seven days a week,


serving all of Walton Coun-
ty and providing service to
all major airports. Fares are
based on distance circles,
of which passengers will be
informed before transporta-
tion. Passengers are covered


by commercial taxi insur-
ance. DeFuniak Taxi LLC
is a non-smoking operation
and can be reached at (850)
419-0773 for prompt service
and fair prices.


Conviction on Mossy Head burglary


State Attorney Bill Ed-
dins announced Feb. 10 that


MARICEVICH


John Maricevich was found
guilty by a Walton County
jury of burglary of an oc-
cupied dwelling and grand
theft.
On June 22, 2010, two
children, ages 8 and 9, awoke
to find John Maricevich
in the living room of their
Mossy Head residence. The
children testified that they
knew Maricevich as a friend
of their godfather. One
child testified that he wit-
nessed Maricevich rummage
through the pants pockets of
the victim, which contained
a wallet with $857, keys,
and prescription pills. The
victim was able to give the
Walton County Sheriffs Of-
fice the defendant's name


and the description of his
vehicle. Maricevich was
stopped less than five min-
utes later, where he was
found in possession of all
the items that were stolen
during the burglary. Ma-
ricevich claimed the victim
left the keys and his wallet
in his truck during a previ-
ous encounter.
Judge Kelvin Wells sched-
uled sentencing for April 7,
2011, at 9 a.m. Maricevich
is facing a possible 40-year
sentence. The State Attor-
ney's Office is seeking for
Maricevich to be sentenced
as both a Prison Releasee
Reoffender (PRR) and as a
Habitual Felony Offender
(HFO).


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011

Kelley named Veteran Services Officer


Mark Kelley, presently
serving with the Walton
County Code Enforcement
Department, was announced
as the new Veteran Services
Officer for Walton County
at the County Commission
meeting held on Tuesday,
Feb. 8.


MARK KELLEY has been
named Walton County Vet-
eran Services Officer.


A Freeport man was
killed and two teenagers
injured in an accident that
took place on Sunday, Feb.
13 on CR-1087, north of Ad-
ams Ranch Road.
Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) investigator Cpl.
S.C. Fisher reported that a
vehicle was traveling north
on CR-1087. The driver was
Floyd Johnson, 36, of Free-
port. Also in the vehicle were
passengers Brandon John-
son, 13, and Lance John-


As the Veteran Services
Officer for Walton County,
Kelley is responsible for
advising and assisting vet-
erans or their families in
presenting claims for dis-
ability compensation, pen-
sion, medical care, insur-
ance, burial, vocational
rehabilitation, loans, job
counseling, and other claims
for benefits which they may
be entitled to under the
law. He will also be tasked
with outreach to eligible
veterans to ensure Walton
County veterans receive all
the benefits to which they
are entitled. The U.S. Vet-
erans Administration esti-
mates there are about 6,500
veterans residing in Wal-
ton County, and that those
veterans bring more than
$21 million into the Walton
County economy each year
through benefits they re-
ceive.
Kelley is a United States
Air Force veteran, enlisting


son, 13, both of DeFuniak
Springs.

The report states that
Floyd Johnson began to
lose control, traveling into
the southbound lane, then
rotating clockwise. The ve-
hicle went off the roadway
and entered a concrete ditch
on the east side of the road.
The vehicle began to travel
out of the ditch and over-
turned. Floyd and Lance
were ejected. The vehicle


in 1981 and retiring from
the Air Force in June 2001
with the rank of master ser-
geant. He began his career
as a security police journey-
man, but cross-trained into
the personnel career field in
1991. His duties included
noncommissioned officer
in charge of employment/
readiness; port separations;
chief unit personnel center
and superintendent of per-
sonnel programs. He was
the lead executive personnel
manager for over 2,000 per-
sonnel in five air mobility
support squadrons, two de-
tachments, and nine service
contract operated locations.
He developed and staffed
personnel administrative
initiatives with Headquar-
ters Air Mobility Command
and the Fifteenth Air Force
staffs. He was responsible
for the oversight of all per-
sonnel administrative func-
tions for the movement of
Air Force personnel into the


came to rest upside down.
Floyd Johnson died of his
injuries. Lance Johnson was
transported to Sacred Heart
hospital with serious inju-
ries. Brandon Johnson sus-
tained minor injuries. The
FHP report states that nei-
ther Floyd nor Lance were
using seatbelts, but that
Brandon was. An investi-
gation into whether alco-
hol may have been a factor
is pending. No charges are
pending.


First National Bank

clock dedication set


Pacific area.
During his Air Force ca-
reer, Kelley was awarded the
Meritorious Service Medal,
two awards of the Air Force
Commendation Medal, two
awards of the Air Force
Achievement Medal, six Air
Force Good Conduct Med-
als, the National Defense
Medal, and the Military
Outstanding Volunteer Ser-
vice Medal. He was also rec-
ognized in 1998 as the 615th
Air Mobility Support Group
Senior Noncommissioned
Officer of the Year, then as
Senior Noncommissioned
Officer Personnel Manager
of the Year for Headquar-
ters Air Mobility Command.
Following his military
career Kelley entered the
code enforcement field,
serving in Okaloosa and in
Walton counties. He has at-
tained the highest level of
designation, code enforce-
ment professional, from the
Florida Association of Code
Enforcement which accred-
its code enforcement officers
throughout the state. His
demonstrated administra-
tive abilities and successful
experience working with
both military and civilian
people in often sensitive
matters will serve him well
as Walton County's Veteran
Services Officer.



COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

THE CHAUTAUQUA 5K
FUN RUN/WALK will be
held on Feb. 26. Registra-
tion begins at 7 a.m. at the
Amphitheater on Circle
Drive. Race begins at 8 a.m.
The cost is $20 on race day
or $15 if registration is re-
ceived by Feb. 11. For more
information or for a regis-
tration form, call Chris Gu-
zowski at (850) 892-5615,
or e-mail dfswomansclub@
gmail.com


BRADY BEARDEN, newly-appointed director for Walton
County's Support Services Division, at the Feb. 8 Walton
County Board of County Commissioners meeting. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


Structural


reorganization


creates new


county division


By DOTTYNIST
The structural reorga-
nization of Walton County
government that began in
winter 2009 in response to
budget constraints appears
to have continued into the
winter of 2011, with one
county division to be elimi-
nated as such and replaced
with another division en-
compassing a number of
currently-separate county
departments and divisions.
At the Feb. 8 Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners meeting
(BCC), Assistant County
Administrator Gerry Dem-
ers announced a reorgani-


zation affecting the Walton
County Human Resources'
Division. Demers explained
that human resources would
become a county depart-
ment under a new division,
Walton County Support
Services.
Other services to come un-
der the new division would
include animal control,
geographic information ser-
vices (GIS), fire rescue, and
recreation, Demers said. He
announced the appointment
of Brady Bearden, currently
human resources interim
director, as division director
for the-new Walton County
Support Services.


A dedication ceremony
will be held on Saturday,
Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the
corner of Baldwin Avenue
and 7th Street in DeFuniak
Springs. This will commem-
orate the completion of the
renovation of a DeFuniak
Springs landmark, the First
National Bank clock.

The tower clock was
placed in service by the First
National Bank of DeFuniak
Springs in 1924. Many bank
clocks were built by the O.B.
McClintock Company of
Minneapolis, Minn. in the
early 20th century and were
a common feature in many
towns across the coun-
try. The clock in DeFuniak
Springs is significant in that
it is a tower clock rather
than a wall-mounted one;
and more importantly, it
continues to operate with
the original mechanism and
parts. Many restorations of
these clocks in other towns
have replaced the original
works with modern elec-
tronic timepieces.
Restoration of the De-
Funiak Springs clock was
completed in December 2010


Clary-Gl
FUNERAL H(
Locally owned and family


as a project of the Walton
County Heritage Associa-
tion in partnership with the
City of DeFuniak Springs,
the Walton County Board
of Commissioners, and with'
the White Sands Chapter of
the National Association of
Watch and Clock Collectors
group in Pensacola.
Funding for the resto-
ration was donated by a
number of residents who in-
vested in Take Stock in the
Clock, a unique fundraiser
held by the Heritage Associ-
ation. Volunteer labor from
a number of city and county
craftsmen, and the generous
contribution of James and
Michael Gramlich of Pensa-
cola in restoring the master
clock at no cost -made this
renovation possible. Ongo-
ing maintenance and care of
the clock will be done by the
city of DeFuniak Springs
in an inter-local agreement
with the Walton County
Board of Commissioners.
A bronze plaque mark-
ing this partnership and the
renovation will be unveiled
at the ceremony. The public
is cordially invited to attend
this celebration.


DEDICATION OF THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
clock will take place on Feb.
19.


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Editorial Comment


PERSONAL

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A glimmer




of hope

By BRUCE COLLIER


The Grammy Awards are no big deal to most people (my-
self included) outside of the music industry. There are so
many other music awards out there for the grabbing that
a Grammy probably translates into a lot less prestige (and
cash) than it used to. As with all forms of entertainment,
fragmentation has taken its toll.
I watched only a few minutes of the show the other night,
mainly to see a group of five singers, well-known ones, too,
try to add up to one Aretha Franklin. They did their best.
The Queen of Soul herself was unable to attend, but gra-
ciously thanked all for the tribute in a taped segment.
The list of nominees and winners is long, with 109 cat-
egories, but I was interested to see who won in the Best
New Artist category. It was Esperanza Spalding. Who's
she? She's not Justin Bieber, that's who.
If you listen to jazz, or read jazz magazines like Down-
beat, then you may have heard of Spalding. She's 26, a
prodigy on bass, a vocalist and by all accounts a terrific en-
tertainer. She was hired to teach music at Berklee College
of Music in Boston, one of the world's top schools of music,
at the age of 20. She has two CDs. She has no Twitter page
("I prefer manual correspondence," she says). She has no
documentary bio-film currently plaguing I mean, playing -
movie theaters. She may be hated by more 14-year-old girls
than any artist in America, at least for this week. The pup-
pies may have moved on to the next fire hydrant by now.
Bieber, age 16, may be the nicest kid in the world. He
probably is. As an artist, however, he is a purely manu-
factured commodity, an entertainment device fashioned for
consumption by the most effective (and quickest) form of
mass-marketing in operation the Internet. His agent and
handlers make no bones at all about what they are doing -
they are moving Justin. Or rather, the Justin Product.
So what did Spalding clearly the superior artist by any
sober set of criteria prove by winning the Oscar of Music?
The answer may be found in some of the night's other other
honorees. Aside from Franklin, awards and honors went to
the likes of Jeff Beck, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Herbie
Hancock and Iron Maiden, all living fossils from the Land
Before Youtube. Even Usher, Bieber's mentor in music biz,
won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (wonder if he had
to apologize to Justin?) Justin went home with an empty
poke, presumably to count the box office receipts from last
weekend's run of Never Say Never.
If the kid is any good, he will learn from this, move on,
talk his fan base down off the ledges, and develop his musi-
cal chops. There's no reason he can't evolve as a musician.
Unless, of course, his handlers decide a few years from now
that they need to trade in the old Justin for a new model. A
younger one, that is. Remember Menudo, anybody? I didn't
think so.
Meantime, it looks like there's still some grownups, with
musical standards, voting at the Grammys, and that in-
stant gratification may not be as easy to come by in the
music industry. As my father used to say, it could be a char-
acter-building experience.


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Editor,
I am a member of the Walton High School Marching and
Concert bands. We frequent many honor bands over the
course of the school year, and recently some members of the
band attended two: the District Two Small Schools Honor
Band in Marianna and-the South Eastern United States
Honor Band at Troy University.
The District Two Small Schools Honor Band was held on
Jan. 28 and 29 at Marianna High School. Many students
from middle and high schools all over district two attended
to come together to learn about music and make friends.
Members of the Walton High School band who attended
District Two Small Schools Honor Band are: Chris Rodi-
er- first flute, Crystal Guerra-third flute, Caroline Gillis-
sixth flute, Nathan Frymire- second clarinet, Laura Gil-
lis- eighth clarinet, Dillion Clifton- tenth clarinet, Kelyan
Hurley-third trumpet, Alex Rich-eighth saxophone, Joseph
Cogswell-second tenor saxophone, Ashlyn Hadden- Baxley-
first bass clarinet, Andrew Patzig- first percussion, David
Riggs- first melodics, Bryanna Muscella- first baritone (Jr.
High band).
They auditioned with a prepared piece and sight reading.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17 ,2011


Editor,

The Freeport Middle School baseball and softball teams
would like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone
who had a hand in putting on our highly successful-pre-
season tournament on Feb. 12. Special thanks go out to
Shane Supple and the city of Freeport, who did an outstand-
ing job of getting the Freeport Regional Sports Complex
prepared to host 15 teams and more than 1,000 spectators.


Thanks to the hard work of Mr. Supple, the city of Freeport,
numerous parent and community volunteers, and the staff
of FMS, the event exceeded all expectations. Thank you all
for your hard work and continued support of FMS athlet-
ics.

Joe Padgett
FMS Softball
Freeport


The South Eastern United States Honor Band was held on
Feb. 3 -5, in Troy, Ala. Over 500 students auditioned with a
prepared piece of music and sight reading and were placed
in one of three bands. Four students from Walton High
were placed in the Cardinal Band: Nathan Frymire, Dil-
lion Clifton, Alex Rich, and Andrew Patzig. Four students
made the Silver Band: Chris Rodier, Crystal Guerra, Laura
Gillis, and Joseph Cogswell. Two students were placed in
the Gold Band: Bryanna Muscella and David Riggs. Na-
than Frymire and Andrew Patzig also tried out for and re-
ceived scholarships from Troy University while attending
the honor band.
On Friday members of the Walton High School band will
be traveling to Graceville to attend Solo and Ensemble
Festival, in which students prepare a solo and are judged
on it. Chris Rodier, Caroline Gillis, Nathan Frymire, Alex
Rich, Karmel Teves, Kelyan Hurley, Andrew Patzig, Megan
Downing, and David Riggs will be participating.
Sincerely,
Caroline Gillis, DFS
Member of the WHS band


IR IASTATEN


Gov. Rick Scott Friday took a stand in support of
Florida's state parks. The Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, as part of a budget exercise, said a 15
percent department budget cut could be achieved by closing
53 parks to save the state more than $6 million, includ-
ing the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
in Tallahassee. Scott's own budget proposal, released Mon-
day, would cut the agency's budget by $150 million and
eliminate 120 positions next year. Last Friday he met with
employees of DEP and emerged from the meeting saying he
does not want to close the state parks. "We have beautiful
parks," Scott said. "We have 20 million-plus visitors, so no,
we have great parks and we need to make sure we preserve
them and take care of them." The new Republican gover-
nor said environmental protection must be balanced with
his focus on job creation. He was asked about his highest
priority for the environment. "I don't think it's one thing. I
think it's keep going down the path of keeping this as nice
as we can, look at where we have the opportunity. But you
go back and you think to do all these things we've got to
grow jobs." Audubon of Florida opposes closing state parks.
The group says the cost savings would come at a high cost
to Florida's ecology and economy. A spokeswoman for the
advocacy group, Julie Wraithmell, said the parks are often
a vital part of the economy for Florida's smallest communi-
ties. She said the state park system has an overall economic
impact of more than $1 billion on local economies. By Dave
Heller, Florida Capital Bureau

The state sold two planes at cut-rate prices Friday,
but Gov. Rick Scott said taxpayers got a good deal by avoid-
ing the cost of keeping them flying. The 2003 Cessna Cita-
tion Bravo, which the state acquired new for $5.3 million,
was sold to an oilfield services company for $1.9 million.
The King Air 350, a twin-prop 2000 model, drew a top bid
of $1.77 million from a used-plane dealer. In 2008, the Of-
fice of Program Policy and Government Accountability had
estimated the jet's value at $4.7 million and put the King
Air's market worth at $3.6 million. But when Scott put
them on the auction block Jan. 4, laying off 11 employees at
the state motor pool, the state found a soft market for used
executive aircraft. The Bravo drew nine bids, ranging from
$1.1 million to the $1,900,001 offered by Transportes Inter-
nacionales Tamaulipecos. Pedro Garza of McAllen, Texas,
said at the bid opening on Wednes-day that the company
has an older Bravo and would use the jet to fly executives to
business appointments in Texas and Mexico. Bill Arnwime
of Washington said JNS Aircraft Sales would take the King
Air to Amarillo, Texas, for several hundred thousand dol-
lars worth of engine work and interior renovation. He said
JNS, which beat out five other bidders, expected to resell it
for close to $3 million. "Burdening taxpayers with these on-
going expenses is irresponsible and not a core function for
government to meet the state's critical needs," Scott said in
a release. The governor's office estimated the state would
save $560,000 in the remainder of this fiscal year and save
$2.4 million per year in annual operating and leasing costs
for the planes. During his campaign last year, Scott prom-
ised to sell the aircraft and ordered both planes put on the
auction block as soon as he took office last month. By Bill
Cotterell, Florida Capital Bureau
Does one size fit all Florida for fertilizer regula-
tions? Rep. Clay Ingram, a Pensacola Republican, says yes.
He proposes to limit fertilizer-management rules to a single


statewide model enforced by the Department of Agriculture.
His bill would prohibit local governments from implement-
ing stricter regulations. Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, has an
identical bill in the Senate. Ingram's bill would stop actions
such as Pinellas County's ordinance, passed in January
2010, that banned the use of lawn fertilizer from June to
September. Lee, Leon and Brevard counties are among at
least 41 counties and cities to adopt rules to limit the use of
fertilizers with phosphorous and nitrogen in them, most in
line with a statewide model developed by the state's Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection. Phosphorous and nitro-
gen in fertilizers can contribute to water pollution, particu-
larly when they're applied incorrectly and subject to runoff
during rains. "There's a model ordinance in place that (nu-
merous state agencies) are comfortable with," Ingram said.
He said the model addresses environmental concerns. Local
ordinances result in a patchwork of rules that is difficult
for businesses to navigate. The Florida Retail Federation
and Associated Industries of Florida, among other business
interests, support the bill. "You've got a very aggressive fer-
tilizer industry that wants to continue to market a product
that is harmful to Florida's waterways," said Eric Draper,
executive director of Audubon of Florida, which opposes
the bill. Rep. Trudi Williams, a Fort Myers Republican and
chair of the House Select Committee on Water Policy, said
she favors the statewide model. Local ordinances, she said,
make things too complicated. She said Sanibel in South-
west Florida passed a stringent fertilizer ordinance. That
impacted Captiva Island you have to pass through Sani-
bel on the way to Captiva and lawn-care trucks couldn't
drive through Sanibel, she said. "There's so much nonsense
like that around," Williams said. "I hate government inter-
fering in people's yards." Evers' and Ingram's bills would
give the Department of Agriculture sole regulatory au-
thority of fertilizer. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Put-
nam does not have a position on the bill. "Since we are the
agency responsible for regulating fertilizer management
practices, we are working with the bill sponsors to ensure
the bill language reflects a uniform standard for fertilizer
management practices throughout the state," said Sterling
Ivey, spokesman for Putnam. Environmentalists and local
officials are joined in opposition. "It's not like Ingram is just
taking on the Sierra Club," Draper said of another envi-
ronmental group that pushed for the Pinellas ordinance,
among others, and opposes the bill. "He's taking on local
officials, too." The Florida Association of Counties opposes
the legislation. "FAC feels this is a fundamental issue of
home rule and local governments should be able to take
the steps necessary to protect their environments," said
Cragin Mosteller, director of communications for the asso-
ciation. Lynn Laird is a board member of the Escambia Soil
& Water Conservation District and a Democratic activist.
He said he'd present the district board with his information
at its Wednesday meeting and ask it to pass a resolution
in opposition to Ingram's bill. "Will the board do anything?
We're majority rule, so who knows," Laird said. A proposal
similar to Ingram's failed last year as part of a larger bill.
It passed the House, but died in the Senate. "I feel confident
about the chances of this bill passing the House," Ingram
said. "I think it's a different Legislature, the makeup in the
House and Senate. The fact that it's much more singularly
focused, rather than as a larger bill, helps." Draper agreed
the new makeup of the Legislature, including super majori-
ties gained by Republicans, will make a difference in the
fate of the bill this year. By Paul Flemming, Florida Capi-
tal Bureau


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VOLUNTEERS JESS and her mom Diane Anth manned the Friends of the Animal
Shelter table at the annual Seaside Community yard sale held on Feb. 12. With the donated
items and those who purchased them, the group was able to raise more than $500 to help
the unfortunate dogs and cats in Walton County. (Photo courtesy of Bill Bard)


WCDC SkillsUsa Golf Tournament March 19


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Tracy Nick honored by 98 Country

as High School Teacher of the Week

Freeport High School's
Tracy Nick was recently
honored by the Scratch Tr"
and Felicity Show as the I
98 Country Teacher of the
Week. Nick was nominated
by a former FHS student,
Tiffany Delong, who said
that Nick's dedication to her
students has affected many
lives, including hers. With a
this honor, she received a /
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Emerald Grande Spa, $50
certificate to Capt. Dave's
Restaurant, and a framed
certificate.
Nick is the Student Gov-
ernment Association spon-
sor at Freeport High School
and teaches world history SHOWN ABOVE IS Tiffany DeLong, Tracy Nick, and
and intensive reading. Shirley Foster, Freeport High School principal.



COMMUNITY CALENDAR

LAKE DEFUNIAK TOASTMASTERS "Dedicated to Building Better Communicators."
The meetings are every second and fourth Thursday at Northwest Florida State College
(NWFSC) from 12-1 p.m. in Room 213. Happy fifth anniversary Lake DeFuniak Toast-
masters!
Everyone is invited to join the celebration featuring a 'Speechathon.' Light refresh-
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For more information please contact: Tina Rushing, President Lake DeFuniak Toast-
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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
all motorcyclists. Their motto is friends for "Fun, Safety, and Knowledge."


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people's livelihoods."
The WCSB will now ap-
proach the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners for approval to hold
a special election on May 17,
2011 to continue the half-
mill ad valorem tax for the
general operating budget:
The revenue neutral half-
mill will raise $5.6 million
and has been levied for the
past eight years. Anderson
noted it "was dedicated to
raising employees' salaries"
and as a result there has
been -a "50-percent increase
in salaries over the past six
years" making the Walton
County School District com-
petitive with neighboring
districts.
Anderson explained the
half-mill will in no way raise
taxes for taxpayers because
in gaining the half-mill for
the general operating bud-
get, the board decreases the
capital outlay millage rate
making it revenue neutral.
"Taxpayers can't take much
more of an increase in their
taxes. We're here to protect
them as well" she said.
However, the May 17
ballot won't explain that
continuing the half-mill is
tax neutral, while denying
it would result in cutting
the workforce, which has
already been cut by 17 per-
cent, another 10 percent.
"The ballot because of the
language has to say we are
going to continue to increase
general operating millage
by half a mill. We are not
able to say that we dedicate
to lower half a mill in capi-
tal outlay. We are going to
ask to continue to have that
half-mill. It doesn't change;
it has been that way for
eight years. It is tax neutral
to our taxpayers," said An-
derson.
Losing the half-mill guar-
antees "significant lay-offs
and significant reductions
in salaries [as well as cut-
ting] athletic and academic
programs. It's huge," she
added. "There's no way we
can maintain the staff we
have at the rate that we pay
them, and they deserve the
rate. It's what they need."
On the other side of em-
ployee layoffs is meeting
class size reduction which
requires each room have
only 18, 22, or 25 students
per teacher depending on
grade.
"Meeting class size re-
duction is a constitutional
amendment," Anderson
said. "It's the law, we have
to do it...If we lose our
money, how are we going to
meet class size reduction,
and if we don't meet class


size reduction, we are going
to be fined." Interestingly,
Anderson noted the "The
fine this past year that we
would have had imposed on
us was the same amount of
money as it cost us to hire
the teachers to meet class
size reduction."
The district did meet class
size reduction this past year,
however because of data en-
try errors transposing num-
bers, for example entering
Room 403 as Room 304, the
district appeared incompli-
ant on paper, having one too
many students in one room,
and one too few in another.
"As I said to the commis-
sioner of education, 'Com-
missioner, you could have
walked in our schools in
any classroom and counted
heads. We made class size
reduction."'
The data was corrected
but not uploaded before the
state's acceptance window
closed. The district filed an
appeal and is expecting ap-
proval of the appeal from
the state later this month. If
the district is found compli-
ant it will receive a bonus of
$115,000.
The superintendent
and board members plan
to meet with district staff
and explain the purpose of
continuing the half-mill in-
crease in the general oper-
ating budget and offsetting
the increase with a half-mill
decrease in capital outlay.
Contact Ashley Amason
at aeamason@gmail.com


WALTON COUNTY
TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED
COORDINATING BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23,2010 -1:30 PM
OKALOOSA WALTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
908 HIGHWAY 90 WEST Room 211
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA
PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND IN COMPLIANCE WITH AMERICAN
DISABILITIES ACT, REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS TO ACCESS MTG UPON
REQUEST CALL D. MCKENZIE 850-332-7976/48 HRS. ADVANCE



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area for universal service purposes. The goal of universal service is
to provide all Florida citizens access to essential telecommunica-
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for rates from $16.40 to $17.00 per month for residential custom-
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includes access to long distance carriers, Emergency Services,
Operator Services, Directory Assistance and Toll Blocking. Use of
these services may result in added charges. Specific rates for your
areas will be provided upon request.


CenturyLink offers qualified customers Lifeline and Link-Up
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Lifeline Service includes a monthly discount up to $8.25 for basic
phone charges (including a waiver of the Federal Subscriber
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The Walton Board of County Commissioners is sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat, and
properly dispose of these and other household hazardous wastes:
PESTICIDES USED OIL STALE GASOLINE SOLVENTS FERTILIZERS PAINT *
PAINT THINNERS PAINT STRIPPERS BATTERIES FURNITURE POLISH -
BRAKE FLUID ENGINE DEGREASERS ANTI-FREEZE *
POOL CHEMICALS INSECTICIDES SPOT REMOVERS
Waste tire amnesty will also be held on the same date, during the same hours and locations. Walton
County residents may bring up to 12 tires per residence.
Collection Date: Saturday, March 5, from 8 AM to 12 PM
Locations: Walton County Fairgrounds, Highway 83 North (9th Avenue), DeFuniak Springs
South Walton Mosquito Control Office, County Road 393, Santa Rosa Beach
* No gas cylinders or explosives, please.
* Due to hazardous nature of certain components in home computers, we will be accepting old
computer hardware including processors, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.


Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (small businesses, schools, growers, etc.) will be
accepted at a reduced rate. For more information or to schedule a drop off time,
contact the Landfill Department at 892-8180


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brands and products that make life more enjoyable.
Kenmore, Craftsman, Whirlpool, Maytag, GE and
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Walton County Heritage Museum hosts "Legends from the Graves"

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stage ivuseum is proua to
announce their premier of
"Legends from the Graves."
This special event will in-
clude a 'Lil Trolley' ride from
the Walton County Heritage
Museum to Magnolia Cem-
etery.
While at the cemetery,
Walton County's very own
local actors will step from be-
hind their perspective head-
stones, board the trolley and
tell their story. Learn a brief
history of Governor Catts,
the Stinson family, Wallace
Bruce, and others. It should


O mdiscover vvalton I ouny s
history from beyond the
grave.
The "Legends from the
Graves" tour is scheduled
for March 11, and tickets
may be purchased prior
to the event by contacting
(850)892-9578, (850)859-
2207, or the Museum
(850)951-2127.
Tickets will also be on
sale the evening of the event
at the Heritage Museum De-
pot, 1140 Circle Drive, De-
Funiak Springs. There are
three tours at 6 p.m., 7 p.m.,


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ed so a arrive at least lb Inl l-
utes early before departure
time. The price of the ticket
is $10 per person and this
includes travel to and from
the Magnolia Cemetery on
DeFuniak Springs' owi 'Lil
Trolley.' Light refreshments.
will be served inside the
museum and donations are
welcomed.

For additional informa-
tion, call the museum at
(850)951-2127, or (850)892-
9578, or email at hinsonhar-
mony@yahoo.com


;I FNF offers research grants and scholarships


MAGNOLIA CEMETERY


Presidents Day
sanitation
schedule
City Hall will be closed
on Monday, Feb. 21 in ob-
servance of Presidents Day.
Trash and garbage will
be picked up as scheduled..


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2011 research grant and
scholarship applications are
now available online.
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foundationGrants for the
applications and upload
instructions. Only applica-
tions uploaded through the
FNA website will be consid-
ered. The deadline to up-
load completed applications
is June 1.
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nursing and delivery of
healthcare through the ad-


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


TIM CRENSHAW DISAGREED with DeFuniak Springs City Attorney Clayton Adkin-
son over the property lines involving a fence dispute between his grandmother and the city.
The Council moved 5-0 to send notice to the property owner to remove the fence on the north
and south side of Wabash Avenue in 30 days or the city would move to remove it.


COUNCIL

on Feb. 24 for a Grit and
Grace storytelling session
and a March 14 for another
fundraising effort to be held
at the civic center.
The Council then dis-
cussed the CRA with Plan-
ning Director Greg Scoville
and Stantec representative
Ray Grear. Scoville said the
committee had moved to go
ahead with the preliminary
study. Harrison responded,
"I've expressed concern over
the cost of studies, especially
when those studies are done
by contractors that are the
only bidders on the project,
through no fault of them-
selves. I think we would do
well to reject this bid and go
out for another that might
bring more competition and
a lower price in the future."
The first round of the
study would have cost the
city $15,000, and the. sec-
ond phase $41,000 with an
additional $12,000 tacked
on for Swan development
advisors for a grand total of
1 $68,000. Harrison conclud-
ed, "I would vote against the
$68,000 for a study that we
are not even sure that busi-
nesses will want to invest in
this, because it's their mon-
ey." Kirby responded "No
one will be forced to par-
ticipate in this. Businesses
will understand that if they
want to take part, those ex-
tra taxes will be set aside to
reinvest in improving that
area so their property values
increase and when the CRA
goes away they have im-
proved their area and busi-
ness." Kirby said the funds
were available under this
years budget, but not solely
under the planning budget.


The Council voted to reject
the bid and start over four
to one with Mayor Pro Tem-
pore James Huffman being
the dissenting vote.
The Council then moved
to discuss the Wabash Av-
enue encroachment, led by
City Attorney Clayton Ad-
kinson. Adkinson and staff
recommended that the own-
er be sent a letter request-
ing the removal of the fence
blocking the street on the
north and south side, with
the understanding that af-
ter 30 days if the fence was
not removed, the city would
move to do so. Tim Cren-
shaw, the grandson of the
property owner in question,
spoke to the Council about
the property fence.
Crenshaw told the Coun-
cil, "We've not been notified.
The fence has been there
since 1930. I can pull the
deeds for you. The fence
on the south side that Mr.
Adkinson mentioned is on
my grandmother's property
and as far as the fence is
concerned, the city came
through Mrs. Crenshaw's
property to put down a sew-
age line and took down the
fence, once they were done,
they, the city, replaced the
fence and put the fence back
up. Kirby responded, "Ap-
parently, there was an er-
ror at that time." Adkinson
concurred, 'If they disagree
with our position that the
fence is not on their prop-
erty, then they can show us
that, but we are comfortable
that they've got Wabash
blocked on two ends."
The Council approved the
recommendation of the city
attorney to send notice and
if the structure was not re-
-moved, the city would move
to do so, 5-0.
Peter Green with the
URS corporation spoke with
the Council about a meeting
earlier in the day with users
of the airport and the feed-
back that Green and city
staff received from those


users. "We've looked at the
activity of the airport and
potential users of the air-
port and have received some
good feedback on issues we
discussed. Activity is up ac-
cording to people working
at the airport and that's a
good thing. We satisfy the
medium to small aircraft
and air-code. We'd like to be
able to meet usage for small
to medium jets and make
the highest and best use of
the property and facility.
We had hoped to satisfy the
funding for an extension,
but we don't quite meet that
yet." Green said many recre-
ational flyers prefer to leave
the short runway dirt and
possibly grass in the future.
"Probably the biggest thing
we heard today is we need
more hangars."
Green said since the us-
ers needed different lengths
of runway they were looking
first at an extension to 5,000
feet and secondly, an exten-
sion to 5,800 feet as more us-
ers come forward in the fu-
ture. Councilmen Harrison
asked if Green thought the
airport might only be a few
years away from eligibility
for a grant or other funding
for the airport runway ex-
tension. Green agreed that
in the future that might very
well be possible, but at this
time, he did not think the
funds nor usage were there
to get the approval from the
various government agen-
cies that would be needed.
The Council approved
the renewal for fire services
through an interlocal agree-
ment with Walton County
unanimously as well as to
approve the rankings for
professional consulting ser-
vices with Preble-Rish, Inc.
The Council then ap-
proved unanimously a bud-
get amendment for a sani-
tation truck that had been
damaged in an accident.
The next Council meeting
is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 6
p.m.


PETER GREEN WITH
URS discussed the meet-
ing he held earlier in the
day with airport users and
their views on the DeFuniak
Springs Municipal Airport.
Green said the meeting was
very positive with users
making the most requests for
additional hangar space.


Shoot for

the Cure

Turkey

Shoot

Feb. 19

The 4th annual Shoot
for the Cure Turkey Shoot
will be held on Feb. 19, at
11 a.m. at the Amvets Post
#178 on U.S. 90 in DeFuniak
Springs.
Registration begins at
10:30 a.m. Price is $3 per
person and 12-gauge only.
Cash and prizes will be giv-
en to the winners.

Register to win a $250
visa gift card. All proceeds
will go to the American Can-
cer Society. For more info
call Melissa Harbin (850)-
333-3354.


/ 8th Anniversary

/ Sacred Heart

Health Fair

Saturday, March 5th
8 a.m. 11 am.
Hospital Main Entrance


Free Health Screenings
* Fasting Glucose* Pulse Oxygen
* Fasting Cholesterol* Skin Cancer Spot Checks
* Blood Pressure Hearing Test
* Body/Fat Analysis Vision Screening
* Osteoporosis Heel Scan
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Ask the Doctors & Pharmacist

sN Children's Health Fair
'9s Sat., April 2 9 a.m. 12 pm.
Sacred Heart Hosphtal on the Emerald Coat
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Yates graduates
basic military
training


Air Force Airman Billy J.
Yates graduated from basic
military training at Lack-
land Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included train-
ing in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and
basic warfare principles and
skills.
Airmen who complete ba-
sic training earn four credits
toward an associate in ap-
plied science degree through
the Community College of
the Air Force.
He is the son of Pam Yates
of Old Mill Road, Ponce Dde
Leon, Fla.
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from Ponce de Leon High
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MICROSPINE MEDICAL PLAZA
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Coach Barron contract will expire Feb 28


South Walton High
School Head Coach/Athletic
:Director David Barron's






Traffic

stop leads

to meth

arrest

: DeFuniak Springs Police
conducted a traffic stop on
~Feb. 4 that led to the arrest
iof two suspects on narcotics
Shares.
SChristina D. Bolt of
Freeport and Allison L.
;Knight were arrested. Bolt
.Was booked on a charge of
possession of methamphet-
amine, while Knight was
charged with possession
of listed chemicals used in
inanufacture of meth, pos-
Session of cannabis under
20 grams, and possession of
Irug paraphernalia. Bolt's
vehicle was seized, along
ith $290 in cash. The in-
Vestigation continues and
further charges are listed as
,ending.






Traffic



to coca

.The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) has ar-
rested Michael McCullough,
0, of Woodlawn, for posses-
kion of cocaine.
, The investigation began
Feb. 12 after Deputy Chad
Siernacki and Nero, a cer-
ified narcotics detection
ninen, conducted a traffic
top on McCullough's vehi-
l6e for a noise violation near
the intersection of Baldwin
ave. and McKinnon Dr. in
)eFuniak Springs.
A probable cause search
6f McCullough's vehicle was
conducted after Nero alert-
ed the deputy of the possible
presence of illegal narcot-
ics in the vehicle. During


contract of employment,
due to expire Feb. 28, will
be allowed to lapse. Walton
County Superintendent of
Schools Carlene Anderson
said, "There was no action
taken [at the Feb. 14 Walton
County School Board meet-


ing] because Coach Barron,
as all athletic directors are,
is on a one year contract. On
Feb. 28, his contract will ex-
pire. The board will not take
action to terminate him nor
renew his contract."
Barron was booked on


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charges of child abuse with-
out great harm last year in
connection with an alleged
incident of striking a stu-
dent player during football
practice. That case is still
pending in Walton County.


ADKISON GREENE


WCSO sexual

predator notification:

Jeffery Alan Ailey


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) is mak-
ing public notification that
Jeffery Alan Alley, who re-
sides in the Basin Bayou
area as a transient, has been
designated as a registered
sexual predator pursuant to
Florida Statute 775.
There are currently 124
registered sexual offenders/
predators living in Walton
County. The WCSO con-
ducts monthly residence
verification checks to ensure
registered sexual offenders
and predators comply with
the law. Florida Statutes


provide specific guidelines
regarding the registration
requirement of offenders
and predators to report any
change in permanent or
temporary address within
48 hours of any change.
The WCSO encourage
families to visit www.flsex-
offender.net to subscribe to
receive e-mail alert notifica-
tions when registered sexual
offenders or predators move
into neighborhoods. WCSO
also encourages citizens
to use the Neighborhood
Search feature prior to sign-
ing up for alerts to identify


Stop leads



Line arrest


the search, the canine unit
seized a bag containing
what appeared to be a small
amount of crack cocaine.
McCullough was charged
with possession of cocaine, a
third-degree felony. He was
booked Feb. 12 into the Wal-
ton County Jail.

The WCSO Canine Unit
consists of four teams who
assist in the apprehension
of suspects and the seizure
of narcotics. In 2010, the
unit apprehended seven
suspects and seized more
than eight pounds of mari-
juana, 45 pounds of cocaine,
two ounces of methamphet-
amine and $40,000 in cash.


MCCULLOUGH


WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people during the
Veek ending Feb. 13, 2011:

SCharles Levi Alford, 22,
DFS, MVOP,
,* Nathaniel Posey, 51,
Pensacola, DWLSR,
: Reginald Rufus Pleas-
hnt, 26, Pensacola, Warrant
(Escambia Co.),
* Amy Lataine Jordan,
g5, Miramar Beach, Battery
On officer/firefighter/EMT,
etc.
* Luis Alberto Pagan, 49,
.)FS, Battery,
Terry Lavon Green, 41,
Dothan, DWLSR,
Heberto Velazquez Per-
ez, 23, FWB, DWLSR, DUI,
Michael Dewayne Mc-
Cullough, 30, DFS, Posses-
sion of cocaine,
;* Teodulfo Martinez
Nava, 33, DFS, DWLSR,
S* Marvin J. Nelson, 30,
DFS, Violation of injunction
against date violence,
;* Cleopatra Lane, 34,
.)FS, Possession and/or use
of controlled substance 20
grams,
Erick Aubra Burtbn,
1, Freeport, MVOP,
Jeanette Nicole Pen-
nington, 22, SRB, Battery,
K.B.M., 17, SRB, Disor-
derly intoxication in a public
place causing disturbance,
: Christopher Alvin Col-
lins, 39, DFS, Theft $300 -
5,000,
Tony Ray Dorsey, 35,
Yernon, VOP,
T.R.W., 17, FWB, Pre-
ineditated murder w/fire-
arm,


P.T.W., 16, DFS, Ob-
struction w/o violence, Pos-
session of Schedule I, III, IV
substance w/in 1,000 feet of
specified area,
A.K.F., 16, Paxton, Pos-
session of controlled sub-
stance -20 grams,
Richard Todd Bibb, 30,
SRB, DWLSR,
Amanda Marie Leon-
ard, 30, DFS, DUI,
John Micheal Rice, 20,
FWB, MVOP,
Ronald Glade, 44, DFS,
DWLSR, warrant (Jackson-
ville),
Travis Ryan Atlow, 25,
DFS, Battery, obstructing
justice/threatening, infor-
mant or victim,
William Joseph Gay,
48, Freeport, FVOP,
Turria Goodson Eng-
lish, 56, DFS, Warrant
(Okaloosa Co.),
Rod Ray Nolin, 56, Ge-
neva, DUI,
Keith Allen Tenore, 20,
SRB, Municipal ordinance
violation,
Deward Winslow Mon-
ey, 49, Niceville, MVOP,
Michelle Louise Stan-
ley, 39, Crestview, FTA,
Devon Delane Kilhef-
ner, 32, DFS, VOP,
Robert Patrick Ku-
sevich, 47, DFS, DUI,
S Stephanie Joyce
Bowden, 36, FWB, FTA,
SNicholas Cameron
Johnson, 18, Freeport, FTA,
Helen Marie Adki-
son, 30, DFS, Possession of
listed chemical w/intent to
manufacture controlled sub-
stance,
S Kenneth Randall


Greene, 40, DFS, Possession
and/or use of drug equip-
ment, poss. of listed chemi-
cal w/intent to manufacture
controlled substance,
Christopher Kale Col-
lins, 18, DFS, Operating
motor vehicle w/o valid DL,
Deonta Keshawn Smith,
19, DFS, FVOP, battery,
Ariel Melarie Marlowe,
19, DFS, MVOP,
Bobby Joaquin Devoll,
19, Spring Lake, N.C., Op-
erating motor vehicle w/o
valid DL,
James Clyde Cawood,
21, SRB, MVOP,
Datron Joseph Kohn,
26, Coolige, Ark., Posses-
sion of controlled substance
-20 grams,
Tawee Suzette Luster,
30, DFS, Child support,
Rosendo Medrano, 21,
DFS, Warrant (Okaloosa
Co.),
Carlos Antonio Jenkins,
18, Freeport, Interfere with
school administrative func-
tions,
J. Christopher Leonard,
23, DFS, Battery domestic,
Shawn Kelley Gomil-
lion, 34, ,DFS, Child sup-
port,
K.A.T., 14, DFS, Af-
fray,
A.D.R.H.B., 17, DFS,
Retail theft,
Paul Christopher Deck-
er, 38, PDL, Use of false
I.D., FTA,
Patricia Lavarian Jones,
48, Birmingham, FTA,
Jamie Glen McMahon,
40, DFS, VOP,
Janelle Sheree Hedges,
18, Crestview, MVOP.


Two arrested on

methamphetamine

charges


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) today an-
nounces the arrest of Helen
Marie Adkison, 30, and Ken-
neth Randall Greene, 40, of
DeFuniak Springs, on meth-
amphetamine drug charges.
The WCSO investigation
AILEY began Jan. 12 after depu-
ties received information
from Florida Department
registered sexual offenders of Children and Families
and predators currently liv- investigators who alleged
ing in neighborhoods. that Adkison and Greene
For further information were possibly involved in
contact: Mike Morrison, the manufacturing of meth-
Public Information Officer, amphetamine.
Walton County Sheriffs Of- WCSO investigators exe-
fice (850) 951-4959. cuted a search warrant Feb.


9 at 130 Adkison Road in
DeFuniak Springs, and lo-
cated hazardous chemicals
used to manufacture meth-
amphetamine.
Adkison and Greene were
arrested Feb. 9 and each
charged with two counts of
possession of a listed chemi-
cal with intent to manufac-
ture methamphetamine,
a second-degree felony.
Greene was also charged
with one count of possession
of narcotics equipment, a
first-degree misdemeanor.
Adkison and Greene were,
booked into the Walton
County Jail.


DeFuniak Springs man


arrested for animal abuse


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) has ar-
rested Travis Atlow, 25, of
DeFuniak Springs, on ani-
mal abuse charges.
The WCSO investigation
began Feb. 11 after a citizen
reported a suspicious inci-
dent involving her missing
horse and dog. The victim
reported that her brother-in-
law, Travis Atlow, previous-
ly threatened to harm her


animals and was recently
observed operating a front-
end loader on the property
behind his residence.
An investigation of the
scene revealed the discovery
of animal remains beneath a
mound of soft dirt on Atlow's
property. Atlow was booked
into the Walton County Jail
after he admitted to being a
felon in possession of a fire-
arm.


WCSO investigators in-
terviewed a Walton County
Jail inmate Feb. 13 who pro-
vided a written statement
alleging that Atlow admit-
ted to burying the animals
after shooting them with a
firearm.
Atlow was charged with
one count of animal cruelty,
a third-degree felony; and
one count of animal abuse, a
second-degree felony.


NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND
PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION
OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS IN THE
LEISURE LAKE MUNICIPAL SERVICE
BENEFIT UNIT TO PROVIDE FOR
CONSTRUCTION OF IMPOUNDMENT
IMPROVEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners will
conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of non-ad valorem special assessments
for the construction of Impoundment Improvement within the boundaries of the Leisure
Lake Municipal Service Benefit Unit, as shown above for the Fiscal Year beginning
October 1, 2011, and for a total assessment period not to exceed ten years.
The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2011, at the Walton County
Courthouse, 571 US Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, for the purpose of receiving
public comment on the proposed special assessments. All affected property owners have a
right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the County Commission
within 20 days of this notice.
If you decide to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to
any matter considered at the hearing or at any subsequent meeting to which the Board has
continued its deliberations, you will need a record of the proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact the County Administrator's office at (850)892-8156 at least seven days prior to the
date of the hearing.
The assessment for each tax parcel will be based in part upon the total number of parcel
units and in part on the total amount of water front footage attributed to each tax parcel on
the date the assessment is imposed. A more specific description of the improvements and
the method of computing the assessment for each parcel of property are set forth in the
Revised Initial Assessment Resolution adopted by the County Commission on January 25,
2011. Copies of the Capital Project and Related Service Assessment Ordinance
(Ordinance No. 2003-11), the original Initial Assessment Resolution (Resolution No. 2010-
91), the original Final Assessment Resolution (Resolution No. 2010-98), the Revised Initial
Assessment Resolution
(Resolution No. 2011- ), the
plans for the Impoundment
Improvement and the revised
Assessment Roll for the
upcoming fiscal year are
available for inspection in the
Walton County Administration
Office, 76 North Sixth Street,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
The assessments will
continue to be collected on the
ad valorem tax bill as
authorized by section
197.3632, Florida Statutes.
Failure to pay the assessments
will cause a tax certificate to be
issued against the property
which may result in a loss of
title. The County Commission
intends to collect the
assessments in ten annual
assessments, the first of which
will be included on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2011. Future annual
assessments may be prepaid at the option of the property owner.
If you have any questions, please contact Walton County Administration at (850)892-
8156, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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CARL LOFSTROM, PRESIDENT of NWFACUG, Bobbie Smith, J. B. Hillard, Local
NWFACUG Coordinator (l-r).

Boys & Girls Club presentation


The NWF Association of
Computer User Groups has
recognized the Boys & Girls
Club of De Funiak Springs
for their outstanding par-
ticipation and support of
the fifth annual Computer
Technology Expo help in
Niceville. The event is coor-
dinated in partnership with
the NWFSC PRIME Time
program.


This year the Boys & Girls
Club assisted by providing
the food court. All proceeds
went to assist the Club with
their programs.
NWFACUG President Carl
Lofstrom of Sea Groove
Beach lauded Bobbie Smith,
local club manager, for his
leadership and the highly
professional manner the
boys and girls exhibited in


their service to the event.
Lofstrom said, "Bobbie
Smith is an outstanding
leader that is truly dedi-
cated and committee to the
boys and girls. The conduct,
appearance, demeanor, and
enthusiasm exhibited by
all is a credit to the pur-
pose and focus of the Boys
& Girls Club of De Funiak
Springs."


GRANTS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


lift station is located came
in at $2,500. The property
is zoned "conservation." The
county is surveying the road
and site now. The Council
approved offering the ap-
praised value to Smith to
settle the dispute over the
easement for the property.
Henninger reported that
submission of business reg-
istration forms is not yet
complete but those report-
ing so far provide jobs for
222 workers. This group
includes submissions by
five churches. Henninger
expressed surprise at the
number of employees re-
ported by some businesses.
She also said this informa-
tion would help in business
development planning and
that businesses in the city
would be listed on the city's
web page.
Marse reported that
a grant' in the amount of


$260,000 that the city ap-
plied for in behalf of the Wal-
ton County Economic Devel-
opment Alliance (WCEDA)
will be approved. Consula-
tant Bob Jones is working
on the proposal. The funds
will be used for road paving
in the Industrial Park. The
total project cost is about
$350,000 and WCEDA will
provide additional funding.
Marse said another grant
in the amount of $461,000
is expected to be received
for energy conservation to
change some of the light-
ing at the Sports Complex
over to solar power and to
provide higher efficiency
pumps for the water wells.
Engineering audits are re-
quired before the grant will
be given.
Councilman Ray Jack-
son reported he has had
calls from three coaches and
about a half-dozen parents


THESE AMERICAN BULLDOGS are all available for
adoption at Walton County Animal Control Center.


Walton County

Animal Control Center

pets for adoption


The Walton County Ani-
mal Control Center has four
gorgeous white American
bulldogs to share this week.
The American bulldog is loy-
al, reliable, brave and deter-
mined and not a hostile dog.
Alert and self-confident,
this breed genuinely loves
children. It is known for its
acts of heroism towards its
master.
The bulldogs are: Lemon
- a young, inquisitive male;
Max an adult male with a
calm demeanor; Madea a
young, special female With a
blue eye and a brown eye (a
condition known as hetero-
chromia which is common
among American Bulldogs


- doesn't affect vision); and,
Panda an adult female
with a gentle spirit.
Pet adoption fees are $55,
which includes spay/neuter,
heartworm screen, first de-
worming, first booster, and
rabies. Call (850) 892-8682
or stop in at 365 Triple G
Road, Defuniak Springs.
Triple G Road is approxi-
mately five miles north of
DeFuniak Springs. Follow
SR 83N to CR-1883; then
follow the signs to Triple G
Road. Shelter Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Saturday: 9
a.m. 12 p.m.


who want lights turned on
at the baseball fields for
evening practices. Other
Council members reported
similar calls. Councilman
Charlie Simmons said that
the total cost of lighting
for little league and T-ball
games has been determined
to be $6,000 per year. Light-
ing for practices would add
about $4,000 to this. The is-
sue has been previously dis-
cussed with the Sports Asso-
ciation which understands
the cost burden and has
agreed not to practice under
lights. City Attorney Clay-
ton Adkinson said that the
callers should be referred to
the little league officials to
register their complaints.


WALTON COUNTY

FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT


In accordance with


Rule 62-708,


"Full cost


accounting for Solid Waste Management", as


required by Section


403.7049


F.S., local


governments must calculate and inform users
of the full cost of solid waste management on
a monthly basis as provided to the citizens of


Walton,


County


beginning Octobe
September 30, 201


during the
,r 1, 2009


fiscal year
and ending


0 was as follows:


Residential:
Collection $15.06
Disposal $2.38
Recycling $0.48


Commercial:
Collection
Disposal
Recycling


$160.54
$25.37
$0.48


The cost information provided above is
monthly average basis per residence


on a
and


commercial account and averages the
different types of services available. Actual
costs for a given account may have been
different than that reported above due to the


actual type of
account.


service


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CITY OF DeFUNIAK SPRINGS
2011 CITY ELECTION

Listed below is the schedule for the April 12, 2011 City Election:

VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS CLOSE: Monday, March 14, 2011 5:00 p.m.

QUALIFYING: Tuesday, March 15th Thursday, March 17th 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
and Friday, March 18th 8:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

ABSENTEE: Monday, March 21st, through Monday, April 11th during office hours
(8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday)
and 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ELECTION DAY: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011

QUALIFYING FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR THE CORRESPONDING POSITIONS
BASED ON 2010 CALENDAR YEAR SALARY:


City Council Seat #1
City Council Seat #2
City Council Seat #3
City Marshal


4 Year Term
4 Year Term
4 Year Term
4 Year Term


Qualifying Fee = $ 240.00
Qualifying Fee = $ 240.00
Qualifying Fee = $ 240.00
Qualifying Fee = $2,978.32


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.

Qualifying and absentee Voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections Office,
Walton County: 571 US Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL 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 from announcing they intend to seek public office,
opening an account, and receiving and expending funds after they pre-file.

Reporting Schedule


Due March 11th
Due March 25th
Due April 8th
After Election


1/01/11 through 3/10/11 [Due 32 days out]
3/11/11 through 3/24/11 [Due 18 days out]
3/25/11 through 4/07/11 [Due 4 days out]
due before July 12, 2011 5 pm (90 days following)


Note: Contributions received on the day the election or less than five days prior must be
returned to the contributor.

#396-11 2tc: Feb. 17, Mar. 3


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


Walton Tax Collector to return duties to commissioners


Walton County Tax Col-
lector Rhonda Skipper will
soon return issuance au-
thority for Beach Driving,
Vessel Launch, Charter and
Dog on the Beach Permits
back to the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC). Skipper no-
tified commissioners last
week of the decision citing
the operational expenses in-
volved with issuing the per-
mits.


The Walton County Tax
Collector's Office is current-
ly the sole issuing authority
on behalf of the BCC for the
beach driving, beach vessel
launch, charter and dog on
the beach permits. Recent
changes to the beach per-
mitting ordinance and the
operational costs involved
with issuing requirements
played a role in Skipper's
decision to no longer serve
as the issuance authority.


During an earlier com-
missioner meeting, employ-
ees with the Tax Collector's
Office asked the commis-
sioners to increase the fee
slightly to make sure the
cost to process applications
is covered.
In a release, the Tax Col-
lector said a primary reason
for the business decision
was the provision allowing
all registered voters in Wal-
ton County to apply for a


lottery of 150 permits. This
provision creates the poten-
tial for thousands of appli-
cations to be accepted, and
each one must be processed,
verified, and archived for
public records. The Tax Col-
lector says the staff time re-
quired to comply with the or-
dinance is not fiscally sound
for the $1,500 annual rev-
enue generated for the Tax
Collector's Office which was
already processing beach


permits at a fiscal deficit.
Transition of the services to
a new issuing authority will
occur before the renewal pe-
riod for beach driving, vessel
launch, and charter permits
opens in April.
Skipper said recent ordi-
nance changes caused con-
cern about the operational
expenses involved with is-
suing permits in accordance
to the new requirements.
She said her office is gearing


up to begin offering drivers
license services early next
year, and says it seemed
now would be an appropri-
ate time to discontinue serv-
ing as the issuing authority
for beach permits.

Skipper expressed to
commissioners that she and
her staff would work closely
with the county to ensure a
smooth transition to the suc-
ceeding issuing authority.


Coastal Library Prime Time programs


The winter Coastal Li-
brary Prime Time programs
continue with the follow-
ing schedule at the Coastal
Branch Library located at
437 Greenway Trail located
in the South Walton Govern-
ment/Education Complex
on U.S. 331 South in Santa
Rosa Beach.

On Feb. 23 Topsail Hill
State Preserve State Park
Ranger Dan Burton will
present a program on the
sea turtles found in Florida
waters. These majestic sea


turtles have just conclud-
ed their reproductive sea-
son. The loggerhead sea tur-
tle is a slow swimmer with
long flippers and special
glands that let it drink salt
water. The smallest turtle
is the Kemp's Ridley that
grows to just two feet and
90 pounds. The green sea
turtle is a distinct species
with individual face mark-
ings and can grow to three
feet and 350 pounds. Turtles
have been around for more
than 100 million years. With
their hydrodynamic bodies


and paddle-shaped flippers
they are capable of crossing
oceans and only come ashore
to build nests.

On March 2 Benjamin
Sung, visiting artist with
the Escape to Create arts
residency program, will
perform on the violin. Es-
tablished in 1993, Escape to
Create of Seaside, Florida
offers artists a supportive
environment for creative
work. Sung holds a bach-
elor's degree from the East-
man School of Music and


a Master's and Doctorate
from the Indiana University
Jacobs School of Music. He
is the Concertmaster of the
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony
Orchestra, a faculty mem-
ber at both Minnesota State
University-Moorhead and
North Dakota State Univer-
sity and Artistic Director of
the Cheryl Nelson Lossett
Performing Arts Series at
MSUM. While Sung is in
Florida he will develop and
perform solo outreach pro-
grams in collaboration with
schools and teachers in the


Florida Panhandle.

On March 9 Dr. Alfred
Paul will present a program
on Romania. Paul began
his Romanian experiences
as a dental missionary. He
was so impressed with the
people that he returned
many times. His presenta-
tion will be about northern
Romania, near the border
of the Ukraine. The villages
in the area are all self-suffi-
cient, living off the land, the
mountains and the livestock
they raise. There are no au-


tomobiles and the roads are
not paved. Paul's presenta-.
tion will show the people,
their villages, their crafts
and the countryside.

Program brochures will be
available at the library and
the schedule will be posted
on the Walton County web-
site at www.youseemore.
com/walton. No registration
is required for these free pro-
grams. All programs begin
at 10 a.m. Call the Coastal
library at (850) 267-2809 for
more information.


TDC hosts workshops Feb. 17


The Walton County Tour-
ist Development Council
will be hosting the following
workshops on Feb. 17 at the
TDC.


Feb. 17, 2011
Series of Workshops Host-
ed by the Walton County
Tourist Development Coun-
cil


Florida Trail


Association events


Social Media 101, 8:30 10
a.m.
"Let's Talk Website", 10:30
a.m. 12 p.m.
What You Need to Know;
2011 Kick-off to Season, 2 -
4 p.m.
What You Need to Know;
2011 Kick-off to Season
2 4 p.m.
Join the TDC to gain valu-
able insight and updates on
the start of the 2011 tour-
ism season. We'll bring to-
gether representatives from
the Walton County Sher-


riffs Office, South Walton
Fire District, and County
Divisions including Code
Enforcement, Public Works
and Administration. Pro-
gram topics include beach
safety, Leave No Trace,
beach activities ordinance,
beach bonfires, hurricane
preparedness, and more. To
RSVP, contact Stacey Infin-
ger at sinfinger@beachesof-
southwalton.com.

"Let's Talk Website"
10:30 a.m. 12 p.m.


LKM, the TDC's adver-
tising agency, will facilitate
this discussion regarding
the evolution of the TDC's
website (beachesofsouth-
walton.com) and resources
available to local businesses
through the TDC's partner
website (partners.beache-
sofsouthwalton.com). To
RSVP, contact Stacey Infin-
,ger at sinfinger@beachesof-
southwalton.com.

Social Media 101
8:30 10 a.m.


LKM, the TDC's adver-
tising agency, will facilitate
this discussion on jumping,
into the world of social me-
dia as a relationship build-
ing tool for your business.
Learn the basics of Face-
book & Twitter
Get set up, find "your ,
people" and create conver-.
sations, learn strategies for
partnering with the TDC
and more. To RSVP, contact
Stacey Infinger at sinfin-
ger@beachesofsouthwalton.
com


Sunday, Feb. 20, at 5
p.m. Join the Florida Trail
Association for the annual
awards banquet at Red Barn
BBQ Restaurant in Milton.
Details: (850) 932-2557 or
http://choctav.floridatrail.
org

Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6
p.m. Monthly meeting of the
Florida Trail Association at
Ed's Hometown Seafood &
Steaks in Niceville. Visitors
welcome. Details: (850) 682-
6098 or http://choctaw.flori-
datrail.org


Friday, Feb. 25 Sunday,
Feb 27, at 8 a.m. Join the
Florida Trail Association
for a three-day two-night
19-mile backpacking trip on
the Nokuse section in Wal-
ton County. Details: (850)
492-8258 or http://choctaw.
floridatrail.org

Saturday, Feb. 26, at 9
a.m. Join the Florida Trail
Association for a 10-mile
hike on Eglin in the Alaqua
section. Eglinrecreationper-
mit required. Details: (850)
682-6098 or http://choctaw.
floridatrail.org


Prime Time February

programs at Coastal

Branch Library


On February 16, there
will be a return engage-
ment of Mueller's Mando-
lins. They will be presenting
their brand of bluegrass and
gospel music. Joining them
will be Wylie Selman on the
ukulele and banjo combo.
The mandolin is a small,
short necked lute with eight
strings. The mandolin en-
tered the mainstream of
American culture with the
immigration from eastern
and southern Europe. In
the early 20th century they
became available through
the Sears and Montgomery
Ward catalogs. Today the
mandolin continues to be a
popular instrument espe-
cially in country, folk and
even rock music.
The ukulele Is commonly
associated with Hawaiian
music. Developed in the
1880s, the ukulele is based
on two small guitar-like in-
struments of Portuguese
origin, the cavaquinho and
the rajao. It was introduced
to the Hawaiian Islands
by Portuguese immigrants
from Maderia. The ukulele


arrived in the U.S. via the
Panama Pacific Interna-
tional Exposition held in
San Francisco in 1915. The
ukulele soon became an icon
of the Jazz Age. The uku-
lele declined in popularity
until the late 1990s when
once again an interest re-
appeared in pop, punk, and
rock music.These winter
programs are part of the
Coastal Branch Library's
Prime Time sponsored by
the Friends Group, sched-
uled between Jan. 19 and
March 9, Wednesday morn-
ings beginning at 10 a.m. in
the library community room.
Program brochures will be
available at the library and
the schedule is posted on
the Walton County website
at www.youseemore.com/
walton. Registration is not
required for these free pro-
grams. Call (850) 267-2809
for more information on this
and other programs. The
Coastal Branch Library is
located at 437 Greenway
Trail, 331 South, Santa
Rosa Beach.


D YA BUILD O

PRAEHO

LAST YAR?


PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
FILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2011

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, 2011 is the absolute filing deadline.

If 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 exemption, 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 $26,203 (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 2011 EXEMPTIONS IS
MARCH 1, 2011.


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MAP ID PARCEL ID FROM TO ACRES
10-013 29-2S-19-24000-012-00000 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Infill 0.367
10-012 14-3S-19-25090-007-0140 Residential Preservation Neighborhood 1.308
Commercial
10-011, 10- 14-3S-19-25090-012-0020, 14- Residential Preservation Neighborhood 1.309
010, & 10- 3S-19-25090-012-0010 & 14- Commercial
009 3S-19-25090-012-001A
468 & 10- 01-3S-20-34120-000-0600 & Undesignated General Agriculture 20
008 01-3S-20-34120-000-0590
10-007 29-2S-19-24070-001-0030 Residential Preservation and Village Mixed Use 0.23
Village Mixed Use
10-006 29-3N-21-37000-002-0000 General Agriculture Extractive Use 66.31

09-034 & 02-3S-20-34000-011-0000 & Residential Preservation Neighborhood 1.056
10-005 02-3S-20-34000-010-0000 Commercial
10-004 & 19-3N-19-19390-001-0052 & Urban Residential General Commercial 2.24
10-003 19-3N-19-19390-001-0050
10-002 & 32-2S-20-33010-011-0020 & Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.885
10-001 32-2S-20-33010-011-0010 Commercial
09-067 27-6N-21-4000-001 -0000 Rural Residential General Commercial 0.546
09-062 18-3N-20-28056-001-0000 / Rural Residential General Commercial 1
09-053 & 12-3S-20-34030-00N-0130 & Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.141
09-052 12-3S-20-34030-00N-0120 Commercial
09-051 16-4N-20-29000-003-0000 General Agriculture General Commercial 1
09-043 & 14-3S-19-25080-002-0060 & Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.798
09-042 14-3S-19-25080-002-0030 Commercial
09-006 & 23-2N-19-18000-005-0000 & Estate Residential Light Industrial 30.552
09-004 23-2N-19-18000-008-0000
09-002 26-3N-20-28000-002-0000 General Agriculture Industrial 12.368
211, 08- 34-2S-21-42060-001-0010, 34- Residential Preservation Coastal Center 2.949
0057,08- 2S-21-42060-002-0190, 34-2S-
0056,08- 21-42060-002-0170, 34-2S-
0055, 08- 21-42060-002-0110, 34-2S-
0054, 08- 21-42060-002-0060, 34-2S-
0053,08- 21-42060-002-0030, 34-2S-
0052, 08- 21-42060-002-0010, 34-2S-
0051,08- 21-42060-002-0011, 34-2S-
0050, 08- 21-42060-001-0090, 34-2S-21-
0049, &... 42060-001-0070, & 34-2S-21-
08-0048 42060-001-0060
f'

08-0046 21-2N-19-18000-001-0040 Estate Residential General Agriculture 337.49
08-0008, 08-3S-18-16000-001-0050, 05- Coastal Center General Commercial 115.74 -
08-0007 & 3S-18-16000-001-0021 & 05-
08-0006 3S-18-16000-001-0040
472 10-2N-19-18000-004-0021 Estate Residential Public Facilities 5.115
455,454 17-3S-19-25020-017-0130, 17- Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.483 --
& 453 3S-19-25020-017-0120, & 17- Commercial
3S-19-25020-017-0110
451 & 450 28-3N-18-10000-029-0000 & Rural Village & General General Commercial 39.67
28-3N-18-10000-008-0000 Agriculture
449 21-3N-19-19000-024-0000 Urban Residential Industrial 7.41
448, 447, 18-2N-17-05000-001-0010, 18- Large Scale Agriculture Extractive Use 67.97
446 & 445 2N-17-05000-002-000, 18-2N-
17-05000-004-0000, & 18-2N-
17-05000-004-0010

396 04-2S-19-24000-023-0033 Rural Village General Commercial 1.88
378, 395, 29-3N-19-19000-003-0030, 29- Rural Village Industrial 10.71
394, 393 & 3N-19-19000-003-0020, 29-3N-
392 19-19000-003-0000, 29-3N-19-
19000-005-0000 & 29-3N-19-
19000-003-0010
351 24-3N-21 -37040-00C-0170 Rural Residential General Commercial 0.74
344 23-3N-19-19000-003-0030 Urban Residential General Commercial 0.489
343 & 342 08-3S-19-25200-00B-0020 & Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.734
08-3S-19-25200-00B-0010 Commercial--
264 24-3N-21-37040-00C-0340 Rural Residential General Commercial 0.704
263 & 262 18-3N-20-28056-001-0120 & Rural Residential General Commercial 3.24
24-3N-21-37040-00C-0370
223 04-2S-19-24000-003-0000 Rural Village General Commercial 0.676
155 35-2S-20-33280-000-0550 Conservation Residential 2:1 General Agriculture 9.75
125 12-1S-20-32000-060-0010 Estate Residential General Commercial 1.756
122 08-1S-19-23000-004-0011 Rural Village General Commercial 1.03
89 19-1 S-20-32200-000-00AO Rural Village Industrial 2.31
82 & 81 02-3S-20-34090-00D-0020 & Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.67
02-3S-20-34090-00D-0010 Commercial
51 26-2N-19-18000-022-0010 Commercial and Estate General Commercial 12.5
Residential
36 29-2S-20-33000-045-0000 Conservation Residential 2:1 Village Mixed Use 10
33 08-3S-19-25200-00A-0011 Residential Preservation Neighborhood 0.25
Commercial
168, 169, 11-1S-18-14000-001-0010; 12- Large Scale Agriculture Rural Village 1,681.26
438,439, 1S-18-14000-001-00100 13-1S-
440, 441 18-14000-001-0010; 14-1S-18-
& 460 (f/k/ 14000-001-0010; & 23-1S-18-
a LSA 05- 14000-003-0000
02.19)
177 (f/k/ 05-2S-18-15000-002-0000; 04- Large Scale Agriculture and Black Creek 1,139.32
a LSA 05- 2S-18-15000-001-0000; 08-2S- General Agriculture Neighborhood
02.23) 18-15000-001-0000; 09-2S- Planning Area, Low
18-15000-001-0000; 10-2S- Density Residential
18-15000-001-0000; 04-2S-18-
15000-004-0000; & 03-2S-18-
15000-001-0000
11-2S-18-15000-002-0020; 10- North Bay Neighborhood 2,477.82
2S-18-15000-001-0020; 10-2S- Planning Area, Rural Town
18-15000-001-0030; 10-2S- Center
18-15000-001-0010; 11-2S-
18-15000-001-0010; 03-2S-18-
15000-001-0020; 03-2S-18-
15000-001-0031; 02-2S-18-
15000-001-0010; 03-2S-18-
15000-001-0010; 04-2S-18-
15000-001-0020; 33-1S-18-
14000-001-0010; 34-1S-18-
14000-001-0010; 34-1S-18-
14000-001-0020; & 35-1S-18-
14000-001-0010


north of SR 20 on King Road on parcel(s) identified as 11-1S-20-32000-038-0000 from General Agriculture to Estate
Residential.

LSA 05-02.13 Jasper Dennison is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 5.5 +/- acres in Walton
County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, in the Freeport area on Mallet Bayou on the west side of US 331
approximately 300 feet south of Sweet Water Lane on parcel(s) identified as 27-1S-19-23000-042-0000 and 27-1S-
19-23000-042-0020 from Rural Village to General Commercial.

LSA 05-02.18 Porter at Freeport, Inc., is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 207.53 +/- acres of
a 217.47+/- acre parcel in Walton County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, located between Freeport and Bruce on
the north side of SR 20 approximately 2.75 miles west of SR 81 on parcel identified as 23-1S-18-14000-001-0010
from Large Scale Agriculture to Rural Village.

LSA 05-02.21 Ray Wilson and Patricia Wade are requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 10.65 +/-
acres in Walton County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, located in the Black Creek area on the south side of Black
Creek approximately 1.25 miles north of CR 3280 on an unnamed dirt road located approximately 1/2 mile east of the
intersection of CR 3280 and Magnolia Lodge Road on parcel identified as 33-1S-18-14000-003-0010 from General
Agriculture to.Rural Village.

LSA 05-02.22 Freeport Properties, LLC is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 103.9 +/- acres in
Walton County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, in the Black Creek area on the east side of Black Creek Boulevard
approximately 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Black Creek Blvd and SR 20 on parcel identified as 30-1S-18-
14000-001-0000 from General Agriculture to Urban Residential.

LSA 05-02.25 J & L Eagle Cove LLC is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 27 +/- acres of a
54.54+/- acre parcel in Walton County on the south shore of Choctawhatchee Bay, north of Alderberry Road
approximately 1/4 mile east of the intersection of East Hewitt Road and Alderberry Road on parcel identified as 20-
2S-20-33300-000-0050 from Conservation 1:2.5 to Conservation 2:1.

LSA 05-02.27 Barry Katz is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 4.84+/-;acres in Walton County,
south of the Choctawhatchee Bay, north of US 98 and more specifically 675 feet east of Veterans Road, 325 feet north
of US 98 on parcels identified as 26-2S-20-33200-000-0183 and 26-2S-20-33200-000-0182 from Neighborhood
Planning Area, Infill to Village Mixed Use.

LSA 05-02.28 Coastal Land Development, LLC is requesting a Laige Scale Amendment to change 10.1 +/-
acres in Walton County, south of the Choctawhatchee Bay, near Helen McCall park on theieast side of Moll Drive
approximately 1/4 mile south of US 98 on parcel identified as 34-2S-20-33270-037-0000 from Conservation
Residential 2:1 to Small Neighborhood.

LSA 05-02.41 Equity Resources, LLC is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 2.006 +/- acres in
Walton County, south of the Choctawhatchee Bay, in the Inlet Beach area located on the north side of US 98 between
North Orange Street and North Walton Lakeshore Drive, approximately 1/3 mile east of the Walton County/Bay
County boundary line on parcel(s) identified as 36-3S-18-16100-000-1500 and 36-3S-18-16100-000-1510 from Light
Industrial to Neighborhood Infill.

LSA 05-02.44 Benjamin Brown, Jr., Susan Burgess and Marsha Anderson are requesting a Large Scale
Amendment to change four adjacent parcels totaling +/- 1.548 acres in Walton County, south of the Choctawhatchee
Bay, located on the south side of CR-30A directly east of Hinton Drive, north of Hinton-Bishop Drive,
approximately 1.25 miles east of CR 395. The applicant requests that parcel 24-3S-19-25180-000-0000 be changed
from Residential Preservation to Neighborhood Commercial, and parcels 24-3S-19-25180-000-0010, 24-3S-19-
25180-000-0020 and 24-3S-19-25180-000-0040 from Residential Preservation to Neighborhood Infill.

LSA 05-02.45 HSH Properties, LLP is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 58.032+/- acres in
Walton County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, between Freeport and Bruce on the north side of SR 20 adjacent to
the intersection of Black Creek Blvd and SR 20 on parcel identified as 19-1S-18-14000-011'-0000 from Large Scale
Agriculture to Rural Village.

Timberland Estates, LLC is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 250 +/- acres in Walton
County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, in the Red Bay area east of SR 81 approximately 1.25 miles south of the
intersection of Interstate 10 and SR 81 on parcels identified as 09-3N-17-06000-014-0040 and 16-3N-17-06000-003-
0000 from General Agriculture to Rural Residential.

All interested parties wishing to be heard regarding these amendments may appear at the above mentioned meeting.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or commissioner of any state agency or
authority, or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision, which
has scheduled a meeting at which official acts are to be taken receives, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, a written
request by a physically handicapped person to attend the meeting, directed to the chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or authority, such chairperson or director shall provide a manner by which such person
may attend the meeting at its scheduled site or reschedule the meeting to a site which would be accessible to such
person.

In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, all persons are advised that, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

County of Walton
Walton County, Florida


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


PArGE 14-A


Notice To Adopt EAR Based Amendments

To The Walton County Comprehensive Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday. March 1. 2011, beginning at 5:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Walton County Courthouse
located at 571 U.S. Highwav 90. DeFuniak Springs. Florida, to consider the adoption of EAR Based Amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan in compliance with F.S. a 163.3177. The proposed amendments to the Walton County
Comprehensive Plan are available for public view at the Planning and Development Services office located in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and at the North Walton Planning
Office at 47 North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs. The proposed amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan may also be viewed on the Walton County website at www.co.walton.fl.us.

The Board of County Commissioners shall consider for adoption by ordinance the textual amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan, which include the following amendment ordinance:

An Ordinance Adopting Amendments To The Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth The Authority For Adoption; Amending The Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Coastal Zone, Conservation Element, Public School Facilities
Element, Infrastructure Element, Recreation, Open Space And Greenways Element, Transportation Element, Housing Element, Intergovernmental Coordination Element, Capital Improvements Element, Economic Development Element; Adoption Of The
Glossary Of Terms To The Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Repealing All Ordinances In Conflict Herewith; Providing For Severability And Conflicts; And Providing For An Effective Date.

The Board of County Commissioners shall consider amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan Map Series, by the adoption by the following ordinance:

An Ordinance Adopting Amendments To The Walton County Comprehensive Plan Map Series; Setting Forth The Authority For Adoption; Amending The Comprehensive Plan Map Series By Amending The Future Land Use Map, The Flood Zone Map,
The Existing Land Use Map, The Conservation Areas Map; The Parks And Recreation Areas Map, The Public Lands Map, The Soils Map, The Aquifer & Consumptive Use Map, The Wetlands Map, The Water Features Map, The Vacant Lands Map, He
Utility Service Areas Map, The Coastal Dune Lakes Map, The Concurrency Management System Roadways Number Of Lanes Map, The Concurrency Management System Roadways Peak Pm Direction Map, The Concurrency Management System
Roadways Level Of Service Map, The Existing Evacuation Transportation Map, The Future Evacuation Transportation Map, The Existing Roadway Functional Classification Map, The Future Roadway Functional Classification Map, The Existing Transit
& Pedestrian Facilities Map (South Area), The Future Transit & Pedestrian Facilities Map (South Area), The Existing & Future Intermodal Transportation Map (Air, Rail, Waterway, Ports), The Long Range Concurrency Management Corridors Map, The
Coastal High Hazard Map, The Energy Conservation Area Map, The Hurricane Evacuation Zones Map, The Change In County Boundary I Map, The Change In County Boundary Ii Map, The Hurricane Storm Surge Map, And The Road
Maintenance Responsibility Map; Repealing All Ordinances In Conflict Herewith; Providing For Severability And Conflicts; And Providing For An Effective Date.
The Board of County Commissioners shall consider County Sponsored Map Amendments to the Future Land Use Map for adoption by individual ordinance, as follows: An Ordinance Of Walton County, Florida, Adopting A Future Land Use Map
Amendment To The Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth The Authority For Adoption; Amending The Future Land Use Map; Repealing All Ordinances In Conflict Herewith; Providing For Severability And Conflicts; And Providing For An
Effective Date. The following amendments shall be considered for adoption:
The Board Of County Commissioners shall consider privately sponsored map amendments to the future land use map for adoption by individual ordinance: An Ordinance Of Walton County, Florida, Adopting A Future Land Use Map Amendment To The
Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth The Authority For Adoption; Amending The Future Land Use Map; Repealing All Ordinances In Conflict Herewith; Providing For Severability And Conflicts; And Providing For An Effective Date. The
following amendments are to be considered for adoption:

LSA 05-02.10 Ray Phillips is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 14.36 +/- acres in Walton County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, in the DeFuniak Springs area on the south side of Coy Burgess Loop and west of John White Road,
approximately 3/4 mile west of US 331 on parcel(s) identified as 15-2N-19-18000-003-0090 from Estate Residential to Rural Village.

LSA 05-02.11 Heritage Oak Estates, LLC is requesting a Large Scale Amendment to change 37.893 +/- acres in Walton County, north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, in the Portland area approximately one mile west of Site C-6 Road and 0.25 miles









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THE DFUNIAK SPRINGS 011


Notice To Adopt EAR-Based Amendments


To The Walton County Future Land Use Map


Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday, March 1,2011, beginning at

5:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Walton County Courthouse at 571 Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, to

consider for adoption the proposed EAR-Based Amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan Map Series, more specifically

described as Large Scale Amendments 05-02 and County Sponsored amendments to the Future Land Use Map in compliance with F.S. a

163.3177. The proposed amendments are available for public view at the Planning and Development Services office located in the South

Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and at the North Walton Planning Office at

V -I


47 North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The proposed Future

Land Use Map may also be viewed on the Walton County website at

www.co.walton.fl.us.



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 taken receives, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, a

written request by a physically handicapped person to attend the

meeting, directed to the chairperson or director of such board,

commission, agency, or authority, such chairperson or director shall

provide a manner by which such person may attend the meeting at its

scheduled site or reschedule the meeting to a site which would be

accessible to such person.



In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, all persons are

advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the

board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at

such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the

proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure

that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record

includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be

based.



Please be advised accordingly.


County Sponsored Corrective Land Use Amendments
Walton County, Florida

EAR
Amendments
Map Id TOC Number Parcel ID Current Land Use Category Proposed Land Use Category Acreage
08-0006. 05-3S-18-16000-001-0040
08-0007, 05-3S-18-16000-001-0021
08-0008 |IV25 083S-18-16000 1-0050 Coastal Center General Commercial 115.740
08-0046 IV 14 21-2N-19-18000-001-0040 Estate Residential General Agriculture 337.490
34-2S-21-42060-001-0060
34-2S-21-42060-001-0070
34-2S-21-42060-001-0090
34-2S-21-42060-002-0011
34-2S-21-42060-002-0010
34-2S-21-42060-002-0030
34-2S-21-42060-002-0060
34-2S-21-42060-002-0110
08-0048 34-2S-21-42060-002-0170
to 08- 34-2S-21-42060-002-0190
0057, 211 IV 26 34-2S-21-42060-001-0010 Residential Preservation Coastal Center 3.521
09-002 IV21 26-3N-20-28000-002-0000 General Agriculture Industrial 12.368
09-004, 23-2N-19-18000-008-0000
09-006 IV 22 23-2N-19-18000-005-0000 Estate Residential Light Industnal 26.800
09-034. 02-3S-20-34000-011-0000
10-005 IV 31 02-3S-20-34000-010-0000 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commercial 1.056
09-042, 14-3S-19-25080-002-0030
09-043 IV 36 14-3S-19-25080-002-0060 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdcial 0.798
09-051 IV 2 16-4N-20-29000-003-0000 General Agriculture General Commercial 0.993
09-052. 12-3S-20-34030-OON-0120
09-053 IV 35 12-3S-2034030ON-0130 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdal 0.141
09-062 IV 5 18-3N-20-28056-001-0000 Rural Residential General Commercial 1.000
09-067 IV 1 27-6N-21-40000-001-0000 Rural Residential General Commercial 0.446
10-001,' 32-2S-20-33010-011-0010
10-002 IV30 32-2S-20-33010-011-0020 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdal 0.885
10-003, 19-3N-19-19390-001-0050
10-004 IV 10 19-3N-19-19390-001-0052 Urban Residential General Commercial 2.230
10-006 IV 4 29-3N-21-37000-002-0000 General Agriculture Extractive Use 65.310
10-007 IV 24 29-2S-19-24070-001-0030 Residential Preservation Village Mixed Use 0.230
10-008, 01-3S-20-34120-000-0590
468 IV 29 01-3S-20-34120-00-0600 Undesignated General Agriculture 20.000
10-009, 14-3S-19-25090-012-001A
10-010, 14-3S-19-25090-012-0010
10-011 IV34 14-3S-19-25090-012-0020 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdal 1.309
10-012 IV 33 14-3S-19-25090-007-0140 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdal 1.308
10-013 IV 40 29-2S-19-24000-012-0000 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Infllt 0.367
122 IV 18 08-1S-19-23000-004-0011 Rural Village General Commercial 1.030
125 IV 17 12-18-20-32000-060-0010 Estate Residential General Commercial 1.756
155 IV 28 35-2S-20-33280-00-0550 Conservation Residential 2 du/ac General Agriculture 9.750
23-1S-18-14000-003-0000
14-1S-18-14000-001-0010
168. 169. 13-1S-18-14000-001-0010
438 to 12-1S-18-14000-001-0010
441,460 IV42 11-1S-18-14000-001-0010 Large Scale Agriculture Rural Village 1,681.260
05-2S-18-15000-002-0000
04-2S-18-15000-001-0000
08-2S-18-15000-001-0000
09-2S-18-15000-001-0000
10-2S-18-15000-001-0000
04-2S-18-15000-004-0000 Large Scale Agrculture/General
03-2S-18-15000-001-0000 Agriculture Black Creek Low Density Residential 1.139.320
11-2S-18-15000-002-0020
10-2S-18-15000-001-0020
10-29-18-15000-001-0030
10-2S-18-15000-001-0010
11-2S-18-150-0001-0010
03-2S-18-15000-001-0020
03-2S-18-15-00001-0031
02-2S-18-15000-001-0010
03-2S-18-15000-001-0010
04-2S-18-15000-001-0020
33-1S-18-14000-001-0010
34-1S-18-140000001-0010
34-1S-18-14000-001-0020
177 IV 41 35-1S-18-14000-001-0010 North Bay NPA Rural Town Center Black Creek Low Denslty Residential 2,447.820
223 IV 19 04-2S-19-24000-003-0000 Rural Village General Commerclal 0.676
24-3N-21-37040-00C-0370
262. 263 IV 7 18-3N-20-28056-001-0120 Rural Residential General Commercial 3.117
264 IV 6 24-3N-21-37040-00C-0340 Rural Residential General Commercial 0.700
33 IV 39 08-3S-19-26200-00A-0011 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdal 0.250
08-3S-19-25200-00B-0010
342.343 IV 38 08-3S-19-2520000B-0020 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commerdal 0.730
344 IV 3 23-3N-19-19000-003-0030 Urban Residential General Commercial 0.480
351 IV 8 24-3N-21-37040-00C-0170 Rural Residential General Commercal 0.740
36 IV 27 29-2S-20-3300-045-0000 Conservation Residential 2 du/ac Village Mixed Use 10.000
29-3N-19-19000-003-0030
29-3N-19-19000-003-0010
29-3N-19-19000-005-0000
378, 392 29-3N-19-19000-003-0000
to 395 IV 11 29-3N-19-19000-003-0020 Rural Village Industrial 10.710
396 IV 20 04-2S-19-24000-023-0033 Rural Village General Commercial 1.880
18-2N-17-05000004-0010
18-2N-17-05000-004-0000
445 to 18-2N-17-05000-002-0000
448 IV 15 18-2N-17-05000-001-0010 Large Scale Agriculture Extractive Use 69.970
449 IV9 21-3N-19-19000-024-0000 Urban Residential Industrial 7.410
28-3N-18-10000-008-0000
450, 451 IV 12 28-3N-18-1000-029-0000 Rural Village/General Agriculture General Commercial 28.690
17-3S-19-25020-017-0110
453, 454, 17-3S-19-25020-017-0120
455 IV 37 17-3S-19-25020-017-0130 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commercial 0.483
472 IV 13 10-2N-19-18000-004-0021 Estate Residential Public Fadllties 5.000
51 IV 23 26-2N-19-18000-022-0010 Commerdal/Estate Residential General Commercial 12.500
02-3S-20-34090-00D-0010
81,82 IV 32 02-3S-20-34090-00D-0020 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commercial 0.670
9 IV 16 19-1S-20-32200-000-00A0 Rural Village Industrial 2.310


County Sponsored Corrective Land Use Amendments Large Scale Amendments (LSA 05-02)
Walton County, Florida Walton County, Florida

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Large Scale Amendments (LSA 05-02)
Walton County, Florida

Amendment
Map Id Number Parcel ID Current Land Use Category Proposed Land Use Category Acreage
160 LSA 05-02.10 15-2N-19-18000-003-0090 Estate Residential Rural Residential 14.36
87 LSA 05-02.11 11-1S-20-32000-038-0000 General Agriculture Estate Residential 37.89
27-1S-19-23000-042-0000
3.4 LSA 05-02.13 27-1S-19-23000-042-0020 Rural Village General Commercial 5.50
167 LSA05-02.18 23-1S-18-14000-001-0010 Large Scale Agriculture Rural Village 207.60
175 LSA 05-02.21 33-1S-18-14000-003-0010 General Agriculture Rural Village 10.65
176 LSA 05-02.22 30-1S-18-14000-001-0000 General Agriculture Rural Village 103.90
179 LSA 05-02.25 20-2S-20-33300-000-0050 Conservation Residential 1 dur2.5 ac Conservation Residential 2 du/ac 27.00
26-2S-20-33200-00-0182
6, 7 LSA 05-02.27 26-2S-20-33200-000-0183 Infill Village Mixed Use 4.84
8 LSA 05-02.28 34-2S-20-33270-037-0000 Conservation Residential 2 du/ac Small Neighborhood 10.10
36-3S-18-16100-000-1500
13. 14 LSA 05-02.41 36-3S-18-16100-000-1510 eight Industrial Neighbortood Infill 2.01
24-3S-19-25180-000-0000 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Commercial 0.91
24-3S-19-25180-000-0010
24-3S-19-25180-000-0020
18-20,22 LSA 0502.44 24-3S-19-25180-000-0040 Residential Preservation Neighborhood Infill 0.64
170 LSA 05-02.45 19-1-18-14000-011-0000 Large Scale Agriculture Rural Village 58.03
16-3N-17-06000-003-0000
85. 86 LSA 05-02.46 09-3N-17-06000-014-0040 General Agriculture Rural Residential 250.00


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PAGE 16-A


Notice To Adopt EAR-Based Amendments

To The Walton County Future Land Use Map

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday. March 1. 2011, beginning at 5:00
P.M., at the Walton County Courthouse at 571 Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs. Florida, to consider for adoption the EAR-Based
Amendments to the Walton County Future Land Use Map as part of the Walton County Comprehensive Plan Map Series, in compliance with F.S. a
163.3177. The proposed Future Land Use Map is available for public view at the Planning and Development Services office located in the South
Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and at the North Walton Planning Office at 47 North 6th
Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The proposed Walton County Future Land Use Map may also be viewed on the Walton County website at
www.co.walton.fl.us.

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 taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, a written request by a physically handicapped person to attend the meeting, directed to the chairperson or
director of such board, commission, agency, or authority, such chairperson or director shall provide a manner by which such person may attend the
meeting at its scheduled site or reschedule the meeting to a site which would be accessible to such person.

In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, all persons are advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect.to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


People


PAISLEY PAID TRIBUTE to country legends with his hit "This is Country Music."


PAISLEY WILL CONTINUE his H20 Frozen Over tour throughout all of 2011.



Country music in Magic City


Story and photos by
ASHLEYAMASON
Few musicians come as
close to true-blue country
as Brad Paisley does in his
H20 Frozen Over Tour. In
Birmingham on Valentine's


Day weekend, Paisley along
with openers Jerrod Ni-
emann and Darius Rucker
forgot about the snow on the
ground because "for the next
two hours," Paisley said, "it
was summer 2011."


PAISLEY had more guitar changes throughout the night
than Carrie Underwood had dress changes at the CMA
awards.


Niemann opened the con-
cert at Birmingham Jeffer-
son Convention Center with
his number-one smash hit
"Lover Lover" and follow-up
"What do you want." Dar-
ius Rucker, former Hootie
and the Blowfish frontman,
took the stage and brought
the arena to its feet, sing-
ing his smash hits, "Don't
think I don't think about
it," "It won't be like this for
long," and "Alright," as well
as Hootie hit "Let her cry,"
"Hold my hand," and "Only
wanna be with you."
Paisley entered, in true
H20 Frozen Over style,.
climbing up a pool ladder
on stage, chased by a shark-
Fender. The boy-next-door
superstar performed two
hours of his hit singles, in-
cluding, "Water," "She's ev-
erything," "I'm gonna miss
her," "Alcohol," "Waitin'
on a woman, "Celebrity,"
"Welcome to the future"
and more. After tossing doz-
ens of guitar picks into the
crowd, Paisley ended the
night by giving his cowboy
hat to a young boy, leaving
everyone to think of his lat-
est hit, "Anything like me"
about his young sons Huck
and Jasper.
Paisley will be in Orlando
on Feb. 24 and Columbus,
Ga. on Feb 25.


HOW MANY BRADS do you see?


DARIUS RUCKER brought down the house with a mix of new country singles and old
Hootie favorites.


NEWCOMER JERROD NIEMANN sang his number one hit "Lover Lover."


IN THE HEART of Magic City, the Redmont Hotel is the last place country legend Hank
Williams Sr. stayed before his death.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


2011 Miss Walton County Pageant Feb. 19


Miss Walton County
2010, Kyla Wilkinson and
Little Miss Walton County
2010, Auburn Frymire in-
vite you to attend the 2011
Miss Walton County Pag-
eant being held in the Wal-
ton High School Auditorium
on Saturday, Feb.19, 2011.
Afternoon session for Tiny
Miss, Future Little Miss,
Young Miss and Junior
Miss competition will begin


at 1 p.m., followed by the
evening session for Little
Miss, Teen Miss and Miss
competition at 7 p.m. Ticket
prices are $7 for age 12 and
above and $6 below age 12.
Advanced seating will be on
sale at Walton High School
for $10.
Pageant staff would like
to thank Auburn and Kyla
as they represented Walton
County in the 2010 National


Peanut Festival Pageants.
Wilkinson is the highest
ranking Walton County
queen since the pageant
began in 1999, as she was
named second runner up
overall, verbal communica-
tion winner, and written
communication winner.
These awards came with
monetary prizes as well as
full two year college tuition.


Both of these young ladies
and the other queens were
an excellent representation
of Walton County for 2010.
Miss Walton County Pag-
eant is sponsored by the
Walton County School Dis-
trict.
Join them on Saturday, Feb.
19 as they present "Project
Runway" and crown the new
Miss Walton County 2011.


Northwest Florida


Ballet to hos

Cinderella's

The Northwest Florida
Ballet (NFB) will host Cin-
derella's Tea Party on Sun-
day, March 13 at 2 p.m. at
Northwest Florida Ballet's
Sybil Lebherz Center for
Dance Education in down-
town Fort Walton Beach.
All the little girls in the
kingdom are invited to come
dressed in their very best
princess attire and experi-
ence a magical afternoon


Tea Party

Abrakadoodle Art Education
and proceeds will benefit
the Northwest Florida Bal-
let and the NFB Acad6mie.
For tickets and information
call the Ballet office at (850)
664-7787. Further informa-
tion on Northwest Florida
Ballet's performances of
Cinderella on April 2 and 3
can be found online at www.
nfballet.org.


of fairytale enchantments. The Northwest Florida
Every girl will be treated Ballet celebrates its 41st
like royalty and receive year as a regionally rec-
her own tiara, a whimsical ognized semi-professional
face painting creation by ballet company and school.
Abrakadoodle artists, a visit In addition, NFB has de-
from Cinderella and her at- veloped the nationally ac-
tendants, and so much more. claimed Acad6mie an inte-
Special tea will be served in grated academic and dance
real tea cups with delectable education program serving
delights from Addona's Bak- 140 students from the third
ery and Caf6 in a grand set- to eighth grade. The NFB
ting elegantly decorated by is led by Artistic Director
Barefoot Weddings. and CEO Todd Eric Allen,
Tickets are $20 for prin- an area native. The NFB is
cesses 12 and under. The funded in part by the Flori-
event is sponsored by da Arts Council.


MISS WALTON COUNTY 2010 Kyla Wilkinson. LITTLE MISS WALTON COUNTY 2010 Auburn
Frymire.



WHS Class of 1966 reunion


The 45th Reunion for the
Walton High Class of 1966
is planned for June 10-11,
2011. The class plans to do
charity work in the commu-
nity on the June 10 followed
by a picnic at the Glendale
Memorial Nature Preserve.
On June 11, they hope to
have a school tour followed
by a golf outing (format
and type yet to be decided)
with an evening meal/social
at the DeFuniak Springs
Country Club.
Organizers are still try-
ing to find the following
classmates: Doyle H. Adki-
son, Leroy Adkison, Patricia
Bradley, Jerry O. Bryan,
Theodore Bryan Jr. (Ted),
Tommy Bryan, Viola Bur-
gess, Corinne Cartwright
Sauls, Dennis Casey, Tom-
my Cotton, Lola Floyd, Bob-
bie Harrell, G. Ray Kelly,
Linda Gayle Lawrence,


Betty Jo Locke, Eddie Mac-
Millon, Joe Martin, Frank
Mayo, BillN. (Buddy) Mims,
Cindy McKinna Harvard,
Trudy Rau Goodwin, Mick-
ey Register, Irabelle Rober-
son Rice, Brenda Robinson
Wilkinson, Joe Ronk, Tina


Wendowkowski, Douglas
J. Woodruff and D. Wayne
Worley.
If you have any infor-
mation on any of these or
others who may not have
heard about the reunion,
contact Sara Keith at (850)


859-2963/E-mail sara720@
hughes.net, Lynda Melson
at (850). 859-2745/E-mail
kookinkayte@yahoo.com
or Don White at (210) 884-
9303/email afdtwhite@aol.
com. If no answer, leave
message.


I'm no fan of Rick Scott.
As a matter of fact, I'm no
fan of the recent Tea-Party
swept mid-term elections.
Not because I am ultra-
liberal or a democrat (I'm
neither), but because the
Tea Party movement is an
exercise in public relations
rather than policy. They
are a mouthpiece-the po-
litical equivalent of dubbing
Aretha Franklin's voice on
a Beyonce-look-alike while
she sings off-camera.
The Tea Party, and Scott,
are saying what the public
wants to hear, as multi-bil-
lion dollar corporations and
CEOs swap money under
the table to fuel their ends,
while Joe the plumber un-
knowingly takes their plight
to the public.
When Scott released his
proposed budget from a
Baptist church in Eustis,
Fla. rather than Tallahas-
see, which Time Magazine
writer Tim Padgett noted
was "to show his disdain
for all things public," I was
anything but pacified by our
new governor's promise to
get Florida working.
Scott's budget proposes
to eliminate 5 percent of the
state's workforce in the next


two years, a total of 12,700
positions. The budget also
proposes raising state em-
ployees' health insurance
rates and capping coverage
for both the individual and
family at $5,000-consider
an average hospital stay for
labor and delivery or minor
surgery is approximately
.$25,000.
Following the elimina-
tion of jobs and reduction in
health care benefits, Scott
will make unemployment
benefits more difficult to
qualify for and cut the pe-
riod of time an unemployed
worker can receive benefits
from 26 weeks to 20 weeks.
Indeed, cutting benefits will
save the state money, but I
would wager of the 12 per-
cent of Floridians who are
unemployed they would
rather apply for any of the
12,700 positions being cut
than unemployment ben-
efits.
Even withstanding those
cuts, Scott's broken prom-
ises in education are what I
find most inflammatory. In
his campaign he promised
to reduce schools' property
tax by 19 percent, but in
fact his budget doesn't ac-
count for even half as much


of a reduction (however, he
w~ll cut the corporate in-
come tax. which accounts
for almost 10 percent of the
state's general revenue by
almost half in the next two
years). While he promised
"not $1 [would be] shifted
away from our schools,"
his budget eliminates up to
$4.8 billion from education
funding, resulting in a $3.1
million loss for the Walton
County School District-a
possible further reduction of
10 percent of its workforce.
The only thing Scott ap-
pears to be preserving with
in the Florida school system
(which ranks 49th in the na-
tion for education spending)
is the Florida Resident Ac-
cess Grant which provides
up to $2,500 per year for
students attending state
private colleges.
By sending people home
without jobs or unemploy-
ment benefits and reducing
education funding per stu-
dent by 10 percent, Scott is
saving the state money, but
at what cost to our fami-
lies, our children who are
the workforce of the future?
A recession, a depression,
a bull market, a bear mar-
ket, are all ebb and flow.
The economy will recover.
But how will Florida's re-
covery fare with a governor
who breaks his promises in
an area as crucial as educa-
tion? Floridians who want
to see Scott as a one-term
governor, let's get to work.
Contact Ashley Amason
at aeamason@gmail.com.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


Dear Auntie Em, .


Dear Auntie Em,
It seems to be that time
of year again. No, I'm not
talking about allergies. I'm
talking about weddings. Ev-
eryone and their brother it
seems are getting married
and here I am, a full time
student with a part time job
and no funds to buy wedding
presents for everyone.
I don't want to be rude,
but many invitations I have
received are from distant
friends and acquaintances,
with only a few being from
close friends or family.
What should I do? Should
I pawn something to attend
all of them, or go only to a
few and risk social suicide
and make some excuse to
the others? Sometimes I get
the feeling it's more about
the gift than me even at-
tending.
I'm really stressing. I
don't know how I am go-
ing to do it all. Any advice
would be greatly appreci-
ated since at least it's free


with my family's newspaper
subscription for me to read.
Always a guest in Gulf
Breeze
Dear Guest,
I think it's perfectly ac-
ceptable to pick and choose
the weddings you want to
attend. You are not obligat-
ed to attend every one, nor
are you obligated to send
them a gift. Take you invi-
tations and stack them up
in order of those you want
to attend. R.S.V.P. back to
everyone, though, because
they do need a response in
order to plan. Then pick
those that matter most and
there's your answer
Also, don't feel bad if
someone asks you why you
can't attend. I don't know
why people are not honest
with each other about their
financial ability. You're a
student. They should know
money is tight and if they
don't, there is no shame in


/"


saying,"I can't afford it." Say
it twice if you need to, but by
all means get the truth out
there.
For those you want to at-
tend, make a gift, or even
share your time with the
new couple. You can give
them a coupon for the future,
such as pet sitting, baby sit-
ting, or maybe even a house
tidying when they need it
most. Spend time with those
you love and let the rest fall
away. Good luck, God bless
and tell your family thanks
for subscribing.
Send your letters and
emails to Auntie Em to df-
sherald@gmail.com or to
P.O. Box 1546, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.


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WC Art League one year


celebration in DFS


In September 2010, Bo-
gey's Restaurant partnered
with the Walton County Art
League to open an art gallery
next door to the restaurant
in DeFuniak Springs. It has
been a resounding success
and to mark that success,
the partners are sponsor-
ing a one-year celebration
on Feb. 24. The event will
run from at 6 until 8 p.m.
and many of the gallery art-
ists will be in attendance
to answer questions about


their work and the Walton
County Art League. Hors
d'oeuvres will be served and
Southern Wine and Spirits
will host a wine tasting.
John Murphy, a local art-
ist, will be demonstrating
also.
Bogey's Restaurant will
also be open for dining. Res-
ervations (850) 951-2233,
are strongly recommended
to ensure a timely and plea-
surable dining experience.


Bogey's is also pledging
part of the proceeds to the
Boys and Girls Club of De-
funiak Springs, a local orga-
nization dedicated to provid-
ing a safe place for kids to
learn and grow, developing
strong bodies, and healthy,
creative minds for bright fu-
tures.
In addition, Randy Sher-
wood will be providing live
saxophone, sure to liven the
festivities.


DFS Daylily meeting Feb.


A special guest speaker
will present an interesting
and informative program in
the DeFuniak Springs Day-
lily meeting on Tuesday,
Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.
John Falck will be
the speaker. He is from
Fairhope, Ala. where his is
the owner of Hem Haven


The Walton County Mas-
ter Gardeners are offer-
ing scholarships to Walton
County Florida high school
seniors or Walton County
Florida residents currently.
attending college or tech-
nical school interested in
furthering their education
in Floriculture/Horticul-
ture. Specific areas of inter-
est may include landscap-
ing, nursery/ garden center
management, floriculture,
forestry, grounds and turf


Daylily Nursery. Falck is a
daylily grower, hybridizer,
and has judged many day-
lily shows throughout the
Southeast. His prograni
will address growing, di-
viding, transplanting, and
hybridizing daylilies. The
meeting will be held at the
County Extension Office on


management, parks and
natural resources and/or
other agriculturally related
fields.
One or two scholar-
ships, ranging from $500
to $1,000, are available
and will be paid jointly to
the student and the school.
A good scholastic record,
special interests, and com-
mitment to a floriculture/
horticulture career are con-
siderations when awarding
the scholarshipss.


SR-83 North.
The DeFuniak Springs
Hemerocallis Society wel-
comes all guests who are
interested in daylilies to at-
tend this informative meet-
ing.
For further information
call (850) 892-7249, or (850)
892-5452.


. Applications are available
for the 2011-2012 school year
in the Guidance Counselors'
Offices at all Walton High
Schools, on-line at http://
walton.ifas.ufl.edu/, aind' t
the University of Florida/
Walton Extension Office lo-
cated at 732 N 9th Street in
DeFuniak Springs (850)892-
8172). The deadline to apply
is April 1, 2011.
. For more information call
Barbara Young at (850) 622-
0192.


NWFSC "Florida

Waterways Dance Project"


Northwest Florida State
College (NWSC) will have 20
dance students participat-
ing in the local event taking
place at Lake DeFuniak at
3 p.m. (CST) on Saturday,
March 5. The NWF State
Madrigal Singers will also
be performing at the event,
singing Earth Song by Frank
Ticheli, Dirait-On by Morten
Lauridsen and Amon pays
composed by Jeremy Riban-
do. The free performance is
expected to last 45 minutes
and will take place near the
Chautauqua Building.
Local students participat-
ing in the event are Nate
Beechum. Shalimar; Nick
Beechum, Ft. Walton Beach;
Jenna Cordeiro, Shalimar;
Roxy Curtis, Ft. Walton
Beach; Natalie Fowler, Ft.
Walton Beach; Ashley Gas-
ton, Crestview; Allyson
Johnson, Shalimar; Natalie
Lirette, Ft. Walton Beach;
Patty Perez-Borroto, Ft.
Walton Beach; Gillian Poole,
DeFuniak Springs; Shelia
Postlewate, Shalimar; Cara
Ratliff, Niceville; Bailey
Snell, DeFuniak Springs;
Amy Toole, Ft. Walton
Beach; Bronwyn Toombs,
Niceville; Melissa Wade, Ft.
Walton Beach; Lizzie Wil-
son, Niceville; Angela Yale,
Ft. Walton Beach; Karla
Zaldivar, Ft. Walton Beach.
"The goal of this project is
to unite the state of Florida
through its unique and ex-
tensive arts in education
programs" explained Dale
Andree, dance faculty at
New World School of the
Arts in downtown Miami
who conceived the collabora-


tion earlier this year. "These
young artists represent the
best of our K-12 and college
and university arts pro-
grams. By bringing their


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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 coffee 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 Train-
ing 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."

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
the human need. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. and Wednesday night
classes begin at 6:30 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-filled 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 sermons
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
(6:00 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
[245121bd 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 worship, fellowship, study and service. A men's fellow-
ship group and Presbyterian women meet monthly for fellowship
and Bible study. Children's and youth activities are announced. Call
for information. Sunday (nursery provided 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 cheir 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 committed to being an inclusive faith community, where per-
sons 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@em-
barqmail.com 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 4
p.m..; Jr. High Youth Fellowship and Children (HIS Kids Club) at
3:30 p.m.; Food pantry every 3rd Sat. 7-9 a.m. For more information,
call (850) 892-5332, 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@embarqmail.com
website www.fumcdefuniaksprings.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 hunger for the outpouring of the Spirit of God..
We are a church where God's presence is never taken for granted
and neither are you. Freedom Fellowship is a church looking for a
people "who will humble themselves before God and seek His ways."
2Chr. 7:14, Pastor Dennis Grey II invites your family to be a part of
our family each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Casual dress / Contemporary
Worship. 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
Drive, Freeport, Fla. 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, 17457 US 331S. Sunday
services: Learning Center 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:50 a.m.
Do you need joy in your life? Then come hear the sermon series
from the Book of Philippians call "Disturbed by Joy!" Wednesday,
7 p.m. Hear the teaching series. "Traveling through the Psalms."
Nursery available. Phone 865-4068 for more information.

FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 174 Harrison
Street, (corner of Bayloop & Harrison St.) Freeport, Fl. 32439 Office
- 850-880-6633, Parsonage 850-835-2261, Pastor's Cell Phone -
850-225-4914 Dr. Charles Satterwhite, Pastor. Please come worship
with us. Rev. Dr. G Charles Sattewhite, Pastor announces that we
are having blended services which include both Contemporary and
Traditional services, these services are geared to reach both t he
seeker, and the growing church member, as well as the established
member. WE are excited about what God is doing at the Freeport
UMC. Our service times are 9:00 a.m. for Bible Study, and children's
hour, our Worship time is 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship in
Song 4:00 p.m., Prayer Meeting Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Our Ladies
meet every other Tuesday Night 6:00 p.m., We have a Gospel Singing
Jubilee on the 1st Saturday of every month 6:00 p.m. (Open Mic).
Come be with us. "a short drive for a life changing experience."

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 children'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, Wom-
en'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 An-
drews 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. Wednesday: Trans-
formation (Bible study for men and women) at 6:30 p.m. GPC is lo-
cated 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 affirmed, therefore, right
living derives from right believing. We hold to a high view of Scrip-
ture 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 David-
son together with his family welcome all to worship God in spirit and
in truth, at 974 Adams Road, DeFuniak Springs.
Church services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sun-
day morning worship 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. From CR-1087 out of New Harmony turn


left onto Adams Road and go 9/10 of a mile to church. For more
information, call the pastorium phone number at (850) 834-2017.

INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 280-A, 4.5 miles
south of DeFuniak Springs, cordially invites you to come and
worship with us in Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship
services, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. 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.


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, Fla. 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, "the 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. (If you need directions, please call (850)859-2366
or (850)830-1497. We are a church body 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)859-2366 or (850)830-
1497.

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
intersection of Hwy. 1883 & 183 invites you to Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m., Discipleship Training at 5 p.m.,
Evening Service 6 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 in 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
10 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, Acteens, 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. turn 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 schedule:
9 a.m. Bible study in the vicarage and 10:15 a.m. Eucharist in the
church. A COMMUNITY "CENTERING PRAYER GROUP" meets
each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the church. All are invited.
From December through May COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
BREAKFASTS are served in the parish hall from 7 am. till 11 a.m.
St. Agatha's is the home of the Lakeside Concert series. The Vicar
is The Rev. John C. Scott, Mdiv. For more information call (850)
892-9754

ST MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 247 U.S. Highway 331
N., P.O. Box 590, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 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 congrega-
tion cordially invite you to attend services with us. Sunday School
is at 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Services are at 6:00 pm. Wednes-
day Services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 26 Joe Ander-
son 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 CHURCH OF CHRIST Do you truly know what
it means to be saved? Are you worshipping according to God's
divine instructions? If you're even contemplating that answer, then
please come visit us this coming Sunday at 9 a.m. Bible study, 10
a.m.worship, and/or during 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible class.
The address is 121 East Larkspur Avenue, DeFuniak Springs FL,
32435. If you have any questions please call us at (850)892.3391.


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Miller
' Brother Harry Miller, 55,
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
passed away Wednesday,
Feb. 9, 2011 at Healthmark
Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 14, 1955,
in DeFuniak Springs.
: Harry never met a
stranger and was loved by
all who knew him. Daily, he
could be seen preaching the
Word and assisting his fam-
ily at Ed's Restaurant. Ev-
eryone he knew was known
to him as "Brother" or "Sis-
ter." He was a dear member
of the Community Holiness
Church and served God with
all of his heart.
Harry is preceded in
death by his grandparents;
father, James Alfred Mill-
:er; and one brother, Jimmy


Nowhng.
Harry is survived by
his mother, Josie Miller
of DeFuniak Springs; two
brothers, Pete Miller and
wife Kimberly of DeFuniak
Springs; and Donald Miller
also of DeFuniak Springs;
two sisters, Charlene Day
of Atlanta, Ga. and Barba-
ra Ann Miller of DeF'niak
Springs; his fam ly at Ed's
Restaurant, ARC of Wal-
ton County, and numerous
other extended family and
friends.
A time of visitation was
held Saturday, Feb. 12,
2011 at Davis-Watkins Fu-
neral Home. Funeral ser-
vices were held Sunday,
Feb. 13, 2011 in the chapel
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home beginning at 2 p.m.
with Revs. Lonnie Forehand
and Howard Taylor offici-
ating. Interment followed
in the Oak Grove Baptist
Church Cemetery. Dona-
tions may be made to The
ARC of Walton County, P.O.
Box 813, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32433.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direction
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home.


Ludlow
Mrs. Betty Frances Lud-
low, 84, passed away Mon-
day, Feb. 7, 2011. She was
born Jan. 20, 1927 in India-
napolis, Ind. to Verda Ray
and Alice Luker Pittman.
Mrs. Ludlow was a resi-
dent of DeFuniak Springs
since 1988 moving from Zi-
onsville, Ind. She was Meth-
odist by faith. She worked
as a receptionist in the med-
ical field for several years.
She enjoyed playing Bingo,
growing flowers, and was an
avid bird watcher. She en-
joyed being a homemaker.
Mrs. Ludlow is preceded
in death by her parents; her
husband of 63 years, Joseph
Leon Ludlow; two brothers,


i Armbruster


Edward John Armbrust-
er, age 49, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. passed away
:unexpectedly, Thursday,
-Feb. 10, 2011 at his resi-
,ence. He was born Jan.
22, 1962 at Eglin Air Force
.Base Hospital. Edward was
known as a well mannered
~nan that built good rela-
tionships with many people
in the community. He was
a talented singer and avid
gardener. He worked for
many years as the feed room
manager for Ace Hardware.
He is preceded in death
by one niece, Heather Ka-
trina Kemp.


Anderson
January 21, 1923-
February 10, 2011

Lance Warren Anderson
as born in Dady, Fla. on Jan.
21, 1923. Out of high school
at 16, there were stints as
construction messenger,
driver, special delivery mes-
senger and substitute letter
carrier. In World War II, he
was an Army Air Force pilot
and advanced pilot-instruc-
tor at Craig Field in Selma,
Ala. On July 2, 1944 he mar-
ried Joyce Bledsoe. He was
a General Officer's pilot in
Ninth Air Force in Paris and
while on leave to London on
New Year's Eve 1944 the
building next to the one he
was in was hit by a V-2 rock-
et. He spent a year at the
Army No. 1 Regional Hos-
pital, the Biltmore in Coral
Gables where he got lessons
in golf from Ben Hogan. The
post-war GI Bill paid for two
college degrees. He was cap-
tain of the LSU golf team
and never lost a match in
competition. He was a post-
man, a reporter for the Pen-
sacola News Journal, radar
research technical editor at
Eglin, Major General's civil-
ian aide, the Chief of Pub-
lic Information for the Air
Force Armament Center and
was in public relations with
Chemstrand in Decatur and
New York. Chosen for the
CEO's personal advisory
troika brought loan to Mon-
santo to guide consolidation
of 11 subsidiaries based in
Brussels. Upon completion,
he led development 'of new


Edward is survived by
his parents, Edward D. and
RosemaryArmbruster; three
sisters, Patricia M. Epper-
son, Colleen M. Armbruster,
and Catherine Mary Veroni-
ca Armbruster; one brother,
Michael A. Armbruster; and
numerous nieces, nephews,
and extended family.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


pay and benefits for 58,000
persons worldwide. At 45,
he retired to Appalachi-
cola which lasted a couple
of years and included mas-
tering the craft of making
hand-tied nets. He made
many nets for his nephews.
This was followed by public
service as the City Manager
of Appalachicola. Next, he
organized and headed a tool
manufacturing company in
Panama City. He spent four
years in Khartoum, Sudan
liaising with the client gov-
ernment in a billion dollars
development project. Work
for hire ended with five
years and a-vice presidency
in a design and construction
company in Baton Rouge.
Since 1985, he has lived on
the family farm in Walton
County and operated Luana
Press. He served on the Flor-
ida Baptist Witness Com-
mission for six years with
three years as chairman.
He worked with the Inter-
national Baptist Theological
Seminary of Eastern Africa
in Arusha, Tanzania which
is now Mount Meru Univer-
sity and is now approved to
train school teachers by the
government of Tanzania.
During the Rwanda geno-
cide he worked in a refugee
, camp at the border of the
Rwanda and Tanzania.
He is survived by his wife
of 66 years, Joyce Bledsoe
Anderson. His children, She-
lia Anderson, Lance Ander-
son Jr., Mark Anderson and
Joan Anderson MacDonald.
Seven way-above-average
grandchildren, three prize
great-grandsons and one de-
lightful great-granddaugh-
ter.
A time of visitation was
held Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
in Jerry Evans Chapel. Fu-
neral services were held
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at
10 a.m. in Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church with Dr.
Jack Brymer officiating.
Burial followed in Pleasant
Grove Cemetery.

Friends and family may
go on line to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
the guest register at jerrye-
vansfuneralhome.com


Stephens
Mrs. Cordelia W. Ste-
phens, 89, went home to be
with her Lord and Savior
with her family by her side,
on Monday Feb. 14, 2011.
She was born Nov. 11, 1921
in Graceville, Fla. to Lee
and Essie Hodges Williams.
Mrs. Stephens was a
life-long resident of Holmes
County. She was Baptist
by faith and a member of
Northside Baptist Church
in Pone de Leon, Fla. where
she dearly loved serving the
Lord. She owned and man-
aged the Cedar Service Sta-
tion in Ponce de Leon for
many years. She enjoyed
fishing, cooking and taking
care of her grandchildren.
She also enjoyed crocheting
blankets for her grandchil-
dren and great-grandchil-
dren..
Mrs. Stephens is preceded
in death by her parents, her
husband of 28 years Earl
Robert Stephens; four broth-
ers, Buck, Charlie, Paul and
J.C. Williams; two sisters
Kathryn Brigman and Betty
Ryan; one grandson Stephen
Martin; and two sons-in-law
Jimmy Martin and Joe Van-
Wagoner.
Mrs. Stephens is survived
by her three lovely daugh-
ters, Joy S. Van Wagoner,
Dale S. Martin and Carol E.
Busby and husband, Larry
all of Ponce de Leon; one
sister, Mary Stewart of Mil-
ton; seven grandchildren,
Kathy Register and hus-
band, Steve, Jim Locke and
wife, Barbara, Bob Locke
and wife, Anissa, Chris Van


Ranald and Joseph and one
sister, Alice.
Mrs. Ludlow is survived
by her one son, Randi Lud-
low and wife, Theresa of
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one
daughter, Rhonda Bundy
of Tallahassee, Fla.; three
grandchildren, Carly Per-
ez and husband, Gilberto,
Ryan Ludlow and compan-
ion, Lindsey Musgrave and
Richard Ludlow and wife,
Crystal, and 10 great-grand-
children. Also survived by
numerous nieces and neph-
ews.
Funeral services were
held locally Saturday, Feb.
12, 2011 at Clary-Glenn Fu-
neral Home with Rev. Rich-
ard Murray officiating.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, Feb. 19,
2011 at the Flanner and Bu-
chanan Funeral Home Cha-
pel, with Rev. Bill McGraw
officiating.
Burial followed in the
Lincoln Memory Gardens
Cemetery in Whitestown,
Ind.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituar-
ies, offer condolences, sign a
guest book, and view tribute
at www.clary-glenn.com
Clary-G]enn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


Wagoner and wife, Nichole,
Shane Busby and wife, April,
Scott Busby and wife, Aly-
shia and Michael Busby; 14
great-grandchildren Jamie
Lynn Register, Christopher
Register, Griff Register, Al-
ysa Ammons and husband,
Cliff, Jacob Locke, Keaton
Locke, Ashton Locke, Riley
Van Wagoner, Walley Van
Wagoner, Conner Busby
Chase Busby, Marissa Bus-
by, Rheid Busby, and Au-
brey Busby.
A time of visitation will
be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb.16, 2011 at Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home, 230 Park
Avenue, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32435.
Funeral services will be
held at 10 a.m., Thursday,
Feb. 17, 2011 at Northside
Baptist Church in Ponce de
Leon with Revs. Kenneth
Harrison and Larry Cum-
mings officiating.
Those ask to serve as
pallbearers are Shane Bus-
by, Scott Busby, Michael
Busby, Chris Register, Griff
Register and Bob Locke.
Honorary pallbearers are
the "Silver Threads" Sun-
day School class, Laura Nell
Harrison, Sarah Hammond,
LaVerrel Fox, Edith Owen,
Mary Kathryn Paul, Elinor
Commander and Lavelle
Brooks.
Flowers are being ac-
cepted or donations may be
made to the Northside Bap-
tist Church at 2831 SR-81
North, Ponce de Leon, FL
32455.
Burial will follow in the
New Ponce de Leon Cem-
etery.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituar-
ies, offer condolences, sign a
guest book, and view video
trubite at www.clary-glenn.
com.Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with the
arrangements.


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Sconyers
Mrs. Bernice C. "Cla-
resse" Sconyers, 65, passed
away Feb. 12, 2011. She
was born June 9, 1945 in
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. to
Jessie and Ruth Carnley Al-
ford.
Mrs. Sconyers was a resi-
dent of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., for most of her life. She
was Baptist by faith and a
member of the Baldwin Av-
enue Baptist Church. She
was a devoted mother and
grandmother always provid-
ing for her family. Claresse
held many job titles, she


loved house cleaning and
decorating and was a "fixer"
of all things.
Mrs. Sconyers is preced-
ed in death by her father
and mother; one daughter,
Laurie Cook; two brothers,
James and Johnny Alford,
and one sister, Carla Al-
ford.
Mrs. Sconyers is survived
by one son, Kenneth Blair;
two daughters, Heather Da-
vis and Karla Blair, and one
grandson, Isaiah Clayton all
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m., Wednesday,
Feb. 16, 2011 at Baldwin Av-
enue Baptist Church, 1618
W Baldwin Avenue, De-
Funiak Springs, FL 32435
with Rev. Wilber Williams
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contri-
butions may be made to the
family in memory of Cla-
resse Sconyers.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with the
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es for $5 and drinks for .50
cents.
All donations are wel-
comed.


THE CONGREGATION OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH voted Mary Pinck-
ard and Hubert McCrary as their "Senior Valentine King and Queen" and honored them
with a Valentine luncheon.


February 19

Staffords to be performing at

Otter Creek Methodist Church


The Staffords will be sing-
ing at Otter Creek Method-


ist Church, Sat. Feb. 19, at
7 p.m. The church is located


four miles north of Ponce de
Leon off CR-81.


Riverside Gospel Church to


be hosting sing and dinner


A sing and dinner on the
grounds at Riverside Gospel
Church on Feb. 26 begin-
ning at 4 p.m. *
There will be special
entertainment featuring


Wayen Carroll and Family,
Rayond Spencer and Fam-
ily, and others. Dinner will
be served after the sing.
Riverside Gospel Church
in located in Darlington on


the corner of 181E and Cook
Road behind the fire sta-
tion.

For more information call
850-491-1500.


"Love Doesn't


Fix Things"


By Ronnie McBrayer


Our dryer was in a thou-
sand pieces scattered across
the laundry room floor, and I
had a huge lump on the back
of my head the size of grape-
fruit. Yes, I am ashamed to
report these two seemingly
unconnected things were
very much related. It all be-
gan a few days ago when our
dryer began making noises
that no appliance should
ever make. It sounded like
a coal train leaving the sta-
tion, and laying down rails
through the middle of our
house. With a little inves-
tigation I discovered our
faithful Kenmore had a bad
drum wheel. It was a simple
$10 repair if I did it myself,
but it would be much more if
I called a serviceperson.
Money, short as it is for
everyone, I elected to fix the
dryer myself or at least
attempt to fix it and to do
so posthaste, as there was
no time to squander. Just
a couple of days without
the ability to wash and dry
clothes, around our house
with three growing boys, is
nothing short of a disaster.
A hazardous material team
would have to come in to
clean up the fallout. So with
dirty laundry and little boys'
underwear quickly piling to
the rafters, I picked up the
part, removed a couple of
screws, and went to work.
And you guessed it: Once
the work began, it was much
more than I had bargained
for.


In addition to a bad drum
wheel, there was a rotting
dryer belt, loose wires, and
years of dust and debris
had collected inside. Once
opened, the dryer contained
loose coins, lost socks, pen-
cils, bouncy balls, and about
ten pounds of candy wrap-
pers all of these checking
up the works. To make mat-
ters worse, my skillful hands
dropped a screwdriver down
the hole that held the lint
filter. Now, I had to disas-
semble the entire infernal
machine to retrieve it, and
in the process, yes, the top
lid fell on my head knocking
me nearly unconscious. So
much for a simple $10 re-
pair.
Through it all, and a hun-
dred other such catastrophic
home repairs over the years,
my wonderful wife assisted
me. Not at first, mind you.
She usually lets me get into
trouble before coming to my
aid, a wise practice to avoid
blame I think. But she al-
ways shows up when I need
her most. The dryer was no
exception. She handed me
tools, held the flashlight, and
turned the wrenches her-
self. She praised me when
I succeeded and scolded me
when I swore. And she was
quick to provide band-aids,
Advil, and icepacks when
these were needed. That's
how love works.
See, life is filled with di-
sastrous repair work. We
start out and everything is


so simple, so easy to solve,
and so uncomplicated no
assistance required. And
then we learn otherwise.
There is dust, muck, the
failure of good planning
and good intentions, dirty
laundry stacking to the
roofline, and smacks on top
of the head. We end up sit-
ting in the floor, more than
a bit dazed, with curses and
prayers mingled together on
our lips, trying to put the
pieces back together, clean-
ing up the messes of oth-
ers and the messes we have
made ourselves. Such is life,
and it is a good thing a
very good thing to live this
life with those you love and
those who love you.
Love empowers and en-
ables us to do the hard and
heavy lifting of life. Love
helps turn the wrenches.
Love sits with us in the
clutter of living and lends
a hand. Love comes bearing
the gifts of bandages and
pain-relief. Love bears all
things, believes all things,
and endures all things. Love
never fails. My wife is famous
for saying, "Love doesn't fix
things." And she is right.
All the love in the world
couldn't put our dryer back
together, or miraculously'
stitch up a busted noggin, or
wipe the floor clean of years
of dust and grime. But love
can make these things much
more bearable, because love
doesn't change "things," love
changes us.


The mercy of God
Mercy is one attribute
that everyone finds com-
fortable. If we're honest, we
think, "God is merciful, He'll
understand" as we try to
ease our conscience, and as
we face difficult decisions.
Even those that have not
made Jesus Lord count on
God's mercy, often thinking
that God is too "good" to al-
low eternal separation from
Him. Could it be that they
have forgotten that they
never made a commitment
to, Him?
The fear of God
Our relationship with the
Lord is nothing to be taken
lightly. It is a serious duty
we are called to throughout
scripture. Fearing Him is to
honor, reverence, and count
Him worthy of His undivid-
ed love and adoration. We
must be filled with truth,
sincerity, godly conversa-
tion, and true worship. God
will cannot accept meaning-
less empty words, He wants
all we are, everything we
say, and everything we do.
"Only fear the LORD, and
serve him in truth with all
your heart: for consider how
great things he hath done
for you." (1 Samuel 12:24)
We cannot afford to be
divided. The world needs to
see single-mindedness, di-
rection, integrity, love, and
devotion. Only these attri-
butes will point unbelievers
to the Source of our entire
being.
People long to see that we
are bound to Him in service.
They need to be reminded of
all the wonderful things He
has done. We cannot repay
Him through works, but we


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all your heart. Serve Him
in truth with all your heart.
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Paxton shuts down Aucilla Christian


to secure regional semi-final rematch


By REID TUCKER
There's no other way to
put it: Aucilla Christian
simply had no counter for
the combined onslaught of
Paxton's Alyssa Dupree and
Krysten Cuchens.
Dupree, with 25 points to
her credit, led the Lady Cats
to a crushing 62-39 victory
in the Region 1-A quarter-
finals matchup on Thurs-
day, Feb. 10, while Cuchens
added a further 20 points to
Paxton's tally before time
was up. The best response
Aucilla could manage were
1.1 points apiece from Tiffa-
ny Funderburke and Sarah
Sorensen.

Though the Warriors (14-
13) hanged tough for the du-
ration of the contest, Paxton
(25-2) nevertheless rolled on
the victory, wrapping up a
lossless home record for the
season. What's more, the
Lady Cats simultaneously
earned a state semi-finals
rematch Tuesday against
Tallahassee's Florida A&M
High.
Paxton coach Steve Wil-
liams said the team has
waited a year to face off


against the Baby Rattlers,
as they put Paxton out of
the running for a state title
in last season's matchup.
"That's what we hoped
for," Williams said. "We
knew that if we're going to
have a chance to go any-
where we're going to have
got to go through them.
We've tried to go one game
at a time but in the back
of our mind we've known
[FAMU] is where we wanted
to go. Now we get our oppor-
tunity."
The first quarter saw
Cuchens score on a 3 and 2,
while Dupree put up a trio
of 2-pointers to put Paxton
into an easy 13-6 lead. The
Lady Cats had a 10-point
lead on their hands at the
half, as they outpointed the
Warriors 24-14 through the
first two periods. Despite
Paxton's claiming a solid
lead, it was the defense
that took top accolades in
the early game, as the Lady
Cats forced 15 turnovers on
Aucilla Christian by half-
time.
Funderburke and Kaitlin
Jackson each scored four
points for the Warriors in


the third quarter, but the
rest of the team fell silent
save a late 3 from Anna
Finloyson. Paxton had its
best quarter yet, scoring
18 points on the backs of
Cuchens, Dupree and L.A.
Anderson, who opened up
with back-to-back 3-point-
ers after falling silent since
scoring from the floor in the
first period.

Aucilla Christian put up
a few unanswered 2-point-
ers to start off the fourth
quarter but the embattled
Warriors were still down 54-
35 with just more than six
minutes to go. Funderburke
added a field goal to bring
her team closer than 20
points for the first time since
the start of the period but
Paxton quickly got back on
top as Cuchens drained four
of five free throws as well as
a 2 and 3. Dupree scored an-
other eight points (making
it 20 points in the quarter)
to finish up Paxton's scor-
ing for the game, propelling
Paxton to the next round of
the state tournament.
Minus the reliable out-
side shooting of junior Re-


becca Ferreira, Paxton will
have to make sure not to
allow FAMU freshman post
player Lakaris Salter many
opportunities to score, Wil-
liams said. Salter leads
FAMU in scoring, averag-
ing 17-20 points per game
and she is very dangerous
from the perimeter. What's
more, she has the backup of
a team that, while young,
towers over the majority of
the Lady Cats roster.
It will be a battle, but Wil-
liams likes Paxton's chances
because '11 of his 15 players
are either juniors or seniors
and have critical big-game
experience. He said the key
to coming away with a finals
berth will be unrelenting
pressure from the defense.

"Anybody can play
'horse,'" he said. "We can't
give up second and third
shots because we're going
to be facing a bigger, taller,
more athletic team that can
jump. Defensively I think we
can do some things though.
We don't have an answer for
their height, but they don't
have an answer for our ex-
perience."


KRYSTEN CUCHENS was runner-up to the top spot on
Paxton's scoring hierarchy against Aucilla Christian. She
put up 20 points in the game that secured a state semi-final
rematch against FAMU on Tuesday night. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)

2010-11 BOYS

BASKETBALL STANDINGS


Through Feb. 14
CLASS A, DISTRICT 1
District
W L


!Paxton
*Laurel Hill
Poplar Springs
Central
Escambia Ch.
Rocky Bayou
Bethlehem


13 1
11 4
9 5
7 7


PDL Girls Defeat Holmes County


By PATRICK CASEY'
The Ponce de Leon girls
basketball team used a hot
start to hold off county rival
Holmes County in an open-
ing round Class 2A playoff
game on Thursday night by
a 53-28 count.
The Pirates earned their
third win of the year against
the Bonifay squad as they
rolled to a 21-8 lead after
one quarter of play behind
strong shooting from the
perimeter as four differ-
ent players connected on a
three-point shot during the
frame. PDL canned 8-of-21
shots in the opening eight
minutes of play while their
defense held the Bluedevils
to 4-of-11 shooting in jump-
ing out to a double-digit
lead.
The Pirates pushed the
lead to 27-13 at halftime as
both teams' defenses took
over in the second quarter
as neither team shot the ball
well from the floor. Holmes
County hit halftime having
made only six shots from
the floor.
Turnovers kept the score
down in the third quarter as
both teams struggled to take
care of the basketball. The
Pirates got five of Jasmine
Flock's 13 points in that pe-
riod as she helped the home
team to a decided advantage
in the rebounding effort on
the night.
The Bluedevils tried to


rally from long distance but
the shots would not fall as
they managed to hit only 12-
of-50 shots on the night as
their season came to an end
with a 22-7 record. Shelby
Clark led Holmes County
with six points in the con-
test.
PDL got 13 points from
Flock as well as 10 points
from Kaitlyn Carroll in
shooting 22-of-56 from the
floor on the night.
"We got up on them early
and limited their shooting,"
PDL coach Tim Alford said
after the game. "They are
awful quick if you let them
run the floor. The defense
did a great job to slow them
down. Jordan Thomas gave
us a solid effort with eight
points tonight and we really
rebounded well."
PDL improved to 26-3
with the win and moved into
a second round contest at
Graceville on Tuesday, Feb.
15. Details were not avail-
able at press time. Should
the Pirates win their second
round contest, they would
host the Region I final on
Saturday night at 7 p.m.
Game Notes: PDL is now.
32-16 in the state playoffs in
18 appearances. Tim Alford
is in his 16th season as head
coach with a record of 350-
135 at PDL. The Pirates
have won 20 games in 12
of his 16 seasons as coach.
PDL has won all 10 of their


* -: -

- : .
- -: -.
'"~ ....... ... ........... ............


home games this season and
is 68-8 at home the last six
seasons. PDL won the state
championship in 1988-89


and 1999-2000 in Class A.
The Pirates won at home
over Graceville in the play-
offs last year 49-45.


CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 1
District
W L
!Freeport 10 2
*Baker 10 2
Pens. Christian 7 5
Northview 6 6
Jay 2 9
PDL 0 11

CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 2
District


*Holmes Co.
Blountstown
!Cottondale
Sneads
Graceville
Vernon
So. Walton
P.C. Bozeman


Overall
W L
18 9
17 9
14 7
9 9
4 19
2 22


Overall


W L W L
16 1 21 4
11 5 13 10
12 5 14 13
9 7 12 14
7 8 9 16
4 11 8 11
3 12 10 16
1 14 2 24


CLASS 3A, DISTRICT 1
District
W L


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


Overall
W L


12 0 26 0
8 4 17 7
6 6 12 15
4 7 11 14
4 8 11 15
1 10 8 18


2010-11 GIRLS

BASKETBALL STANDINGS


PDL'S HILLARY HARPER(12) scored eight points as
the Pirates jumped out to a 21-8 lead over Holmes County.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


CLASS A, DISTRICT 1
District Overall
W L W L
*Paxton 12 0 24 2
!Bethlehem 8 4 8 14
Laurel Hill 6 6 10 15
Central 6 6 12 11
Poplar Springs 4 7 8 9
Rocky Bayou 0 11 0 19

CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 1
District Overall
W L W L
*PDL 12 0 26 3
Freeport 6 5 11 13
!Baker 7 6 11 10
.Jay 6 6 13 10
Northview 4 7 6 13
Pens. Christian 0 11 0 18

CLASS 2A, DISTRICT 2
District Overall
WL WL
*Graceville 16 1 22 5
!Holmes Co. 13 4 22 7
South Walton 11 5 17 9
Cottondale 11 5 16 6
Blountstown 6 9 9 12


Sneads
Vernon
P.C. Bozeman


THE PIRATES JORDAN THOMAS(20) puts up a shot
over a Holmes County defender during the first half of their
playoff contest last week. Thomas scored eight points as
PDL defeated the Bonifay squad for the third time this sea-
son. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


PDL'S KAITLYN CARROLL(21) scored 10 points as the
Pirates defeated Holmes County 53-28 in the opening round
of the Class 2A girls basketball playoffs on Thursday. (Pho-
to by Patrick Casey)


4 11
2 13
0 15


CLASS 3A, DISTRICT 1
District
W L
P.C. Bay 8 3
Walton 8 3
*Pens. Catholic 8 5
!P.C. Arnold 6 7
Marianna 4 7
Chipley 1 10


4 16
2 13
0 18


Overall
W L
13 8
14 9
12 15
6 19
7 13
2 18


*- District Tournament Champion
!- District Tournament Runner-Up


Overall
W L
23 4
18 7
16 8
13 11
8 13
2 20
7 19.









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011 PAGE 9-B


Laurel Hill bests Bobcats 76-71 to claim



first district title since 2007 season


By REID TUCKER
"Team" probably ought
to be spelled with an "I" in
Laurel Hill out of respect for
Isaac Williams' performance
in the District 1-A finals.
Williams almost single-
handedly crushed Paxton in
the final round of the district
tournament by scoring an
incredible 40 points, includ-
ing seven 3-pointers, five
of which came in the first
half alone. Putting things
in perspective, the Hoboes
(20-7) beat Paxton (23-4)
with a final score of 76-71.
That means Williams scored
53 percent of all the points
notched by the Hoboes dur-
ing the contest, held Satur-
day, Feb. 12 at Paxton.
The decisive victory not
only brought to an end Pax-
ton's three-year dominion
over district titles, it also
broke the Bobcats' 10-game
winning streak in the series
against the Hoboes. In that
first game, played at Paxton
on Dec. 17, Williams was
prevented from running up
the score by getting in foul
trouble early and Laurel
Hill lost by 20 points. In
the second game, played at
Laurel Hill, Paxton's Mar-
cus Bradley hit a shot at the


buzzer to win by two.
Laurel Hill coach 'Kent
Zessin said those losses "left
a bad taste" is his players'
mouths, which makes the
Hoboes' first district win
since the 2007 season par-
ticularly satisfying.
"We took care of busi-
ness," Zessin said. "We shot
the ball extremely well to-
night and Isaac was just on
fire. These kids worked so
hard all year. They knew
they were supposed to be
here and they knew they
would have a shot to win it.
They accomplished a goal of
theirs and I'm so proud of
them."
Paxton's situation looked
grim from the outset, as
Williams, backed up by
Chance King and Tyler Zes-
sin, drained four 3-pointers
and a pair of 2s in the first
quarter to carry the Hoboes
to a 23-10 lead. Paxton's
go-to high-score man Shaq
Jackson scored six points
and Chad Zessin scored
four, going two-for-two in
free throws.
The Bobcats dire straits
didn't improve much in the
second quarter, as Laurel
Hill remained in the lead
36-19 with three minutes


to go until halftime. Brad-
ley swished two threes and
Chad Zessin ran the ball
back down court immediate-
ly after the check and made
a dunk to bring Paxton back
from the brink with 1:39
showing. Despite being out-
pointed by four in the pe-
riod, Laurel Hill managed
to keep the Bobcats at bay,
with the score going into the
locker room fixed at 36-27.
Jackson and team mate
Josh McLaney again led
Paxton's scoring efforts in
the third quarter, account-
ing for 10 and six points,
respectively. It still wasn't
enough though, as the Ho-
boes scored on four 3-point-
ers, two of which came from
Williams, who made the
shots several feet behind


the line. Laurel Hill con-
trolled the boards, and kept
Bobcats in check every time
started to try to make a run
and finished the period 10
points to the good.
The Bobcats opened the
floodgates in the fourth
quarter, which was by
far the most explosive yet
seen. McLaney drilled four
3s and a 2, while Jackson
added a pair of each to bring
the Bobcats within strik-
ing range down just two
points with 2:13 left in the
game. Laurel Hill added an-
other five points on a series
of fast breaks but Jackson
retaliated with his second
3 to put the Bobcats within
a field-goal's worth of tying
the game.
With only 35 seconds left


. .


to play, the Bobcats had
an opportunity to take the
game, but a botched steal
on Laurel Hill's pass in
eventually led to a series of
free-throws for Williams. He
then promptly drained four
of six shots from the stripe
to seal the deal on a 76-71
victory for the Hoboes.
Paxton coach Jeff Brad-
ley said the win was due to
a combination of two criti-
cal, but obvious factors: his
team had an off night and
the Hoboes were at their
very best.
"You dread these nights,"
he said. "They shoot it out
of their minds and we didn't
shoot really well. Everything
that could go their way went
their way and it didn't go
our way. When you put [the
ball] in your best people's
hands and they don't make
two-footers there's nothing
you can do. It just wasn't
our night."
The Bobcats, who end
their home season 55-7 over
the last five years, still have
some things to look forward
to. Jackson, for one, has
scored 698 points during
his senior year for a total


of 1,927 career points ancF-
could, in theory, reach 2,000-
points before the end of hii
high school career. To that-
end, he scored 29 points in
the game against Laurel
Hill.
Other than Jackson, only
four members of the Paxton
squad put numbers on the
scoreboard. McLaney was
runner-up to Jackson with
21 points and he was fol-
lowed by Chad Zessin, who
scored 13. Marcus Bradley
was completely silent in the
first and final quarters of
play, but scored eight points
from critical baskets in the'
other two periods.
The Bobcats will make'
their 16th appearance in
school history in the state
playoffs when they travel to'
.face FAMU High on Thurs-
day, while Laurel Hill will'
host Malone. on the same.
day. Paxton is 1-3.against
the Baby Rattlers in the
playoffs with the lone vic-
tory coming last season in a-
69-52 decision in the second
round. Paxton is 16-13 in 29
state playoff games and the
team won state champion-
ships in 1955 and 1962.


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LAUREL HILL'S ISAAC WILLIAMS gets low and gets
around Paxton's Josh McLaney on his way to put the rock
in the hoop. Williams was just as effective.on the paint as
he was from the three-point and free-throw lines, scoring a
devastating 40 points before the game was over. (Photo by
Reid Tucker)


PAXTON'S CHAD ZESSIN AND RYAN GILBERT do
their best to hold off Williams' constant attempts on the
goal. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


S.W. Seahawks Fall to Cottondale


By PATRICK CASEY
The South Walton Sea-
hawks played one of their
best games of the season on
Feb. 7 but came up three
points shy in a season-end-
ing 48-45 loss to Cottondale
in a District 2, Class 2A
quarterfinal contest played
at Holmes County High
School.

Cottondale turned the
ball over three times in the
first 94 seconds of the game
and the Seahawks took ad-
vantage by drilling three
shots for a 7-0 lead, forcing
Cottondale coach Chris Ob-
ert to burn an early timeout
to settle down his squad.
Obert had to burn another
timeout at the 3:45 mark as
the Seahawks pushed their
lead to 13-2 as the Hornets
had converted only 1-of-10
shots while committing four
turnovers in the game. Cot-
tondale finally got the of-
fense going after the time-
out as they scored 13 points
in the final four minutes.


South Walton converted
8-of-14 shots in the first
quarter to take a 17-15 lead
after eight minutes play.
The Seahawks defense took
advantage of cool shooting
in the first half by the Hor-
nets as the #2-seed hit only
13-of-34 shots while com-
mitting nine turnovers.
Shane Seeger scored
nine of his 18 points in the
first half as the Seahawks
trailed 29-26 at halftime as
Cottondale was able to grab
enough rebounds to rally in
the second quarter for the
lead.
Cottondale pushed the
lead to 38-32 after three
quarters of the contest as
they continued to hit the
boards while using their
athleticism to put fast break
baskets on the board.
The Seahawks got within
46-45 in the final seconds of
the game and had posses-
sion of the ball with a chance
to take the lead only to have
a turnover under the basket
end their upset bid as Cot-


*= B .-. j k ......

SOUTH WALTON GOT 18 POINTS from Shane
Seeger(15) but it wasn't enough in a 48-45 loss to Cottondale
on February 7. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


tondale was able to add a fi-
nal basket by guard Clifford
Canty in the last 10 seconds
for the final 48-45 margin.
The game was a physical
contest that saw few fouls
called in the contest as offi-
cials let the two teams go at
it. That style worked to the
Hornets' advantage as the
body-checking and aggres-
sive rebounding paid off to
wear down the Seahawks.
South Walton was able to
slow the pace of the game
but hit only 11-of-39 shots
from the floor after the open-
ing period of play.
Shafer Martin scored nine
points in the game while Cot-
tondale got 12 points from
Jeremie Glover with Darien
Pollock and Trestin White
both adding 11 points. The
Hornets improved to .13-12
with the win while South
Walton ended the season
with a 10-16 mark.
Tourney Notes: The Sea-
hawks caught few breaks


this season, as senior guard
Shane Seeger missed the
first half of the year with in-
juries. Seeger finished with
963 points in his career, the
most by a boys basketball
player in the eight-year his-
tory of the program. John
Davies holds a record of
43-64 after four seasons
as head coach. Cottondale
won all three games with
the Seahawks this season.
The game was the final con-
test for seniors Trey Parris,
Johnny Harrison, Shane
Seeger, Wesley Sunday,
Tanner Degafferelly and
Chadd Bryant. South Wal-
ton will face a lot of travel
next year as they have been
placed in District 4 of Class
A as the largest member of
the Rural Class. The Sea-
hawks will play West Gad-
sden, Port St. Joe, Liberty
County, Franklin County,
Blountstown and Panama
City Bozeman as district
foes in 2011-12.


SOUTH WALTON LED AFTER THE FIRST quarter
but Cottondale rallied to end the Seahawks season at 10-16.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


JOSH MCLANEY was oftentimes Paxton's most reliable '
weapon against the unstoppable force that was Laurel Hill's'
efforts on offense. He scored 21 points, including four three-'
pointers in the District 1-A final. (Photo by Reid Tucker)
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Freeport Boys Qualify for Playoffs


By PATRICK CASEY
The third time was not
'the charm for the Freeport
Bulldogs as they fell to the
Baker Gators 60-54 on Sat-
urday night in the District
1, Class 2A boys basketball
championship game held in
Baker.
The two teams had split
the first two meetings of
the season with each squad
winning on the road as the
Gators escaped with the
district crown despite com-
mitting 27 turnovers on the
night.
When it was all said and
done, cold shooting from
the floor cost the Bulldogs a
district title. The Bulldogs
were able to hit only 22-of-
71 shots from the floor as
the basketball would not co-
operate with the top-seeded
team.
SThe game was tied at 14-
14 after one quarter of play
despite the fact that Free-
port opened up a 6-0 lead in'


the first 90 seconds of the
contest. Baker coach Mike
Martello burned an early
timeout to settle down his
squad. The strategy worked
as the up-tempo contest saw
neither team shoot the ball
well from the floor while
combining to commit 13
turnovers.

The Gators were able to
take a 31-28 lead into the
locker room as turnovers
continued to plague the
Bulldogs. Freeport commit-
ted 14 turnovers in the first
half while hitting only 12-
of-37 shots from the floor to
trail by just three points.
Baker hit 12-of-35 shots
in the first half and had 11
turnovers but converted
enough baskets to hold the
momentum.
Baker began to pull away
in the third quarter only to
have Freeport respond with
several key baskets from
Dalton Morrison to close the


gap to 43-41 at the end of 24
minutes of play.
The Gators held the lead
throughout the fourth quar-
ter as Danny Spicer made
two critical three-point
shots in the period while the
Gators knocked down 17-of-
28 free throws on the night
to hold on for the win.
Freeport got 20 points
from senior Michael Gra-
ziani while Caleb Piasecki
gave the Bulldogs 12 points
and Morrison 11 points.
The loss will send Free-
port (18-9) on the road to
Holmes County (21-4) on
Thursday, Feb. 17, for a 7
p.m. contest in the opening
round of the Class 2A play-
offs.

Freeport got to the cham-
pionship game with Baker
after defeating Northview
74-67 in the district semi-
final. Collin Myrick scored
33 points in that contest as
the Bulldogs raced to a 25-


10 lead, then had to hold on
as the Chiefs rallied in the
second half to get within five
points in the final quarter.
Tourney Notes: The
Bulldogs will make their
seventh appearance in the
state playoffs and hold a 5-5
record in six appearances.
Freeport has not won a road
playoff game in boys bas-
ketball since their 1967-68
championship season. The
Bulldogs have lost their last
two games in the playoffs
and will be facing Holmes
County for the first time
since the 2006-07 season
when the Bluedevils defeat-
ed them 70-50 in a Christ-
mas tournament in Blount-
stown. Freeport is 4-7 in the
last 11 meetings between
the two schools. Michael
Graziani has scored 1,046
points in his career at Free-
port. Freeport coach David
Burke is in his 13th year at
Freeport with a record at of
203-160.


FREEPORT'S CLAYTON JONES(21) helped' the Bull-
dogs win a physical battle with Northview on Friday night
74-67 in a semi-final contest played in the District 1, Class
2A tournament in Baker. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


FREEPORT'S MICHAEL GRAZIANI(30) finishes a lay-
up in the Bulldogs game with Northview on Friday night.
Graziani added 20 points in a loss to Baker as the Bulldogs
earned a state playoff berth last week. (Photo by Patrick
Casey)


FREEPORT'S COLLIN MYRICK(20) scored 33 points in
a semi-final win over Northview on Friday night. (Photo by
Patrick Casey)'


FREEPORT'S DALTON MORRISON(12) scored 11
points in the Bulldogs loss to Baker on. Saturday night.
Freeport will travel to Holmes County to face Bonifay on
Thursday night at 7p.m. in the opening round of the Class
2A boys basketball playoffs. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


Pensacola Christian sinks Ponce de Leon in


first round of District 1-2A boys' tournament


By REID TUCKER
Ponce de Leon's boys'


basketball season drew to
a close as the Pirates fell to


*4... .

CHAD BROWN was PDL's most dominant scorer in the
final game of their season, putting up 14 points. (Photo by
Reid Tucker)


Pensacola Christian Acad-
emy in the first round of the
District 1-2A tournament.
Despite playing a close
and mostly defensive first
quarter, Ponce de Leon
(2-22) was quickly over-
whelmed by the Warriors in
subsequent periods fell 55-
30 by the final buzzer of the
game, played Tuesday, Feb.
8 in Baker.
Shooting proved to be a
problem early on for the Pi-
rates, as attempts from the


floor came up short for the
majority of the first period.
Henry Griffin finally put
PDL on the scoreboard after
he went one-for-two from
the free-throw line with 1:15
to go, but in the meantime
the Warriors had already
found the basket on four oc-
casions, propelling them to
an 8-2 lead.
The situation deterio-
rated further in the second
quarter, as Pensacola Chris-
tian's Dennis Harrison led


PONCE DE LEON SENIOR ZACH KRALIK soared to
the basket on a breakaway steal in the second half. He went
on to score six points for the Pirates in their game against
Pensacola Christian. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


his team to a quick 10-point
lead with a trio of 2-pointers
and a three. Chad Brown
scored a 2 for the Pirates
with a little more than four
minutes to go and got a
3-pointer before the end and
team mate Alex Price added
another field goal. However,
the Warriors, boosted by
Doug Stampfler, Tom An-
drews and Jon Wright, out-
scored PDL 18-7 in the pe-
riod for a score of 26-9 at the
half.

The Pirates' woes didn't
abate after the intermis-
sion. In spite of some good
shots by Zach Kralik, Grif-
fin and Brown, PDL fell
back 20 points to Pensacola
Christian with two minutes
to go in. the third. All told,
the Pirates were outpointed
by four points, 11-7, in the
period.
The fourth quarter,
though, proved to be PDL's
best, as Brown hit another
3 and went three-for-four
from the charity stripe. In
fact, the majority of the Pi-
rates' 14 points in the quar-
ter were scored from the
free-throw line, as Kralik,
Griffin and Henry Mathews
all turned in points after be-
ing fouled while Pensacola
Christian didn't manage a
single free-throw in four at-
tempts. However, the turn
in luck proved to be a case of
too-little-too-late, since the
Warriors' David Hawkins
(who scored six points in the
final quarter), Cody. Bryant
and Trevor Shoemaker kept


the deficit 20 points to their
advantage.
Pensacola Christian
elected to let the clock run
out on the final possession
and took the win by a deci-
sive 25 points.
Brown was not only PDL's
high-scorer with 14 points,
he was also the highest scor-
ing player in the game by
one point, with second place
honors going to Pensacola
Christian's Harrison, who
scored 13. Harrison's top
spot was secured by just one
point itself, as Andrews had
12 to his credit. Kralik was
the next-highest-scoring
Pirate, with six points and
Hawkins scored nine points
for the Warriors.
Though the Pirates won
just two games this sea-
son (a nine-point win over
Rocky Bayou at the start of
the season and a closer vic-
tory against Liberty County
on Dec. 13), it still repre-
sents an improvement over
the 2009-10 campaign's solo
victory. Additionally, the Pi-
rates have not won on the
road since crushing Bethle-
hem 72-46 on Jan. 24, 2009
nor have they won a district
game during the last two
years of District 1 of Class
2A play.
However, owing to dis-
trict restructuring set to
take effect next season, PDL
will join Altha, Cottondale,
Graceville, Sneads, Vernon
and Wewahitchka in Dis-
trict 3 of the Class A Rural
League for the next two sea-
sons.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,2011


Walton Boys Finish 11-15


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Braves were
unable to stop the undefeat-
ed Chipley Tigers on Friday
night in Pensacola as the Ti-
gers picked up a 77-56 win
to bring a close to Walton's
2010-11 boys basketball
season.
Chipley, which entered
the District 1, Class 3A
tournament as the top seed,
used a 23-10 first quarter
run to pull away from the


Braves at Pensacola Catho-
lic High School. The Tigers
Rodney Lee scored 20 points
on the night and grabbed 11
rebounds as the Washington
County squad earned their
third win of the year against
the Braves.
Chipley led 46-25 at half-
time and held that margin
for most of the second half.
Walton got 14 points from
junior Eddie Pomante and
10 points from junior Tray


Williams in finishing the
year with an 11-15 mark.
Walton defeated Panama
City Bay in the opening
round of the District 1, Class
3A boys basketball tourna-
ment on Feb. 8 as Eddie Po-
mante and Angus Anderson
each had a big night in help-
ing the Braves extend their
season by one more game.
Anderson opened the
first quarter on fire as he
knocked down four shots


from behind the arc in the
first eight minutes of play
while junior guard Pomante
put up seven of his 25 points
in the opening frame. The
Braves canned 11-of-18 field
goals to take a 28-19 lead in
an up-tempo contest.
The Tornadoes fought
back in the second quar-
ter as the Braves cooled off
from the floor with Bay clos-
ing the gap to 43-35 at half-
time.


Bay tried to pick up the
pressure in the second half
but Tray Williams and Ed-
ward Howard were able to
get inside for baskets while
Pomante rained down with
several soft baseline jump-
ers to help Walton push the
lead to 63-50 after three
quarters of play.
Bay could never find a
rhythm in the contest as they
would close the gap only to
give up a long range shot or
drive to the basket for easy
points for the Braves. Luke
Andrews scored all seven of
his points in the first half
of play and helped Walton
with long range shooting
while forward Caleb Stead-
man scored all six of his
points in the fourth quarter
with physical baskets in the
paint. Deon Lee added four
points of his own with shots
around the basket and Ste-
ven Myrick was invaluable
in chasing down the ball for
several offensive rebounds.
Pomante was outstand-
ing in the final quarter as
he brought the ball up the
floor time-and-again with a
Bay defender riding his hip
while scoring eight points to


close out the contest.
Bay got 14 points from
Kyree Baxstresser and 13
points from David Jones but
had no answer for a Walton
team that scored from all
over the court on the night.
Walton hit 32-of-56 shots
from the floor on the night
and attacked gaps in Bay's
interior defense for all 32
minutes of the contest.
Tourney Notes: Walton
and Bay each had 21 turn-
overs in their opening round
game. The Braves had lost
to Bay both times in the
regular season. The Chipley
game marked the final con-
test for seniors Alex Eaton,
Steven Myrick, Spencer
Nail, Luke Andrdws, Qua-
mille Williams and Deon
Lee. The Braves are 7-35
against Chipley since the
1988-89 season. The Braves
finished the season with
an 11-15 mark under Brad
West after finishing 10-16
in Jerry Hester's final sea-
son as the boys coach in
2009-10. The Braves will
reside in District 1 of Class
4A next year with Marianna
and Pensacola Catholic for
the next two seasons.


EDWARD HOWARD(14) had nine points in helping Wal-
ton to a 79-64 victory over Panama City Bay last week in the
opening round of the District 1, Class 3A boys basketball
tournament. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


WALTON'S EDDIE POMANTE(4) scored 25 points
against Bay and had 14 points in a semi-final loss to Chip-
ley last week. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


Sports News and Notes:. Dunwald, Gatto Off to State


By PATRICK CASEY
South Walton had two
wrestlers qualify for the
state tournament in Lake-
land this weekend. Jay
Gatto will face off with
against Cocoa Beach's Kyle
Courtway on Friday in the
152-pound weight class
with Justin Dunwald tak-
ing on Coral Springs Char-
ter's Alejandro Rosa in the
160-pound weight class.
Sixteen wrestlers compete
in each weight class to earn
an individual state title.
The Freeport Lady Bull-
dogs were the first team in
the Area 5 to open the soft-
ball regular season as they
lost to Panama City Bay 7-4
and Holmes County 7-3 last
week to start the regular
season with an 0-2 mark.
Walton played a pair of
exhibition baseball games
this past week, winning both
contests. The Braves beat
Vernon 5-2 behind Brendan
Leach and Graceville 10-3
behind Chris Kelly. Bren-
non Orcutt closed out both
games while Liam Miller,
Alex Brack and Kyle Clark
provided offense. The Braves
open the regular season at
Vernon on Friday.


High School

Basketball

Scores


Monday- Feb. 7
Cottondale Boys 48
South Walton 4E

Tuesday- Feb. 8
Pensacola Chr. 55
PDL Boys 30


ESPN has announced
that the network will show
Miami-at Maryland on Mon.,
Sept. 5. Five ACC games
were also selected as part
of ESPN's College Football
Primetime Thursday night
package: N.C. State at Cin-
cinnati (Sept. 22), Virginia
at Miami (Fla.) (Oct. 27),
Florida State at Boston Col-
lege (Nov. 3), Virginia Tech
at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)
and North Carolina at Vir-
ginia Tech (Nov. 17). All
games listed will start at 7
p.m.
Former Walton pitcher
Sean Carter got a win for
William Carey on Feb. 8 as
the team overcame frigid
temperatures and some
shaky defense to even their
season record at 2-2 by
sweeping former GCAC foe
Tougaloo College at Milton
Wheeler Field. Carter gave
up two runs over 6 1/3 as
the Crusaders defeated the
Bulldogs 4-2. Carter is 1-1
in two appearances with a
3.86 ERA.
Sean Carter may not
have his brother, Matt, as a
teammate, but he does have
him as an assistant coach.
Matt is serving his first sea-
son with the team as a grad
assistant after finishing up
as a senior last season.
The Northwest Florida
State College baseball team
is 9-3 through the first 12
games of the season. Former
Walton player James Tow-
ery has appeared in three
games, pitching six innings
while allowing no earned
runs.
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


Walton Boys
P.C. Bay


Thursday Feb. 10
Paxton Girls 62
Aucilla Christian 39

PDL Girls 53
Holmes Co. 28

Friday Feb. 11
Chipley 77
Walton Boys 56

Freeport Boys 74
Northview 67

Paxton Boys 60
Central 46

Saturday Feb. 12
Baker Boys 60
Freeport 54

Laurel Hill 76
Paxton Boys 71


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SPRING SPORTS get
under way this week as
baseball, softball, track and
tennis open this week among
various members of the Area
5. (Photo by Gary Wood-
ham)


AREA 5 BOYS

BASKETBALL STATS

Through Feb. 16


Scoring
Name
Shaq Jackson
Collin Myrick
Michael Graziani
Dalton Morrison
Shane Seeger
Shafer Martin
Tanner Degafferelly
Josh McLaney
Deshun Tucker
Chad Zessin
Eddie Pomante


School GP
PAX 27
FRE 17
FRE 27
FRE 27
SW 16
SW 26
SW 26
PAX 27
WAL 26
PAX 27
WAL 25


Free Throw Shooting'(Min. 48 Att.)
Name School FT/FTA
Marcus Bradley PAX 41/56
Josh McLaney PAX 73/101
Shaq Jackson PAX 107/153
Henry Griffin PDL .41/64
Shafer Martin SW 36/57


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WALTON'S BRANDON BELL LOCKS on to a pitch
during the Braves game against Graceville last week. The
Braves defeated both Graceville and Vernon last week in
pre-season'contests. (Photo by Gary Woodham)




AREA 5 GIRLS

BASKETBALL STATS


Through Feb. 14
Scoring
Name
Dannica Mosher
Samantha Snider
Taliah Moore
Alyssa Dupree
Krysten Cuchens
Hillary Harper
Jasmine Flock


School GP PTS AVG


FRE
SW
WAL
PAX
PAX
PDL
PDL


23
26
23
27
27
29
25


418
443
359
379
354
379
280


Free Throw Shooting (Min. 46 Att.)
Name School FT/FTA
Dannica Mosher FRE 96/137
Sam Snider SW 105/150
Alyssa Dupree PAX 67/99
Hillary Harper PDL 46/68
Krysten Cuchens PAX 39/60
Jasmine Flock PDL 42/65
Sha-Lea Yates PDL 60/93
Taliah Moore WAL 50/81


18.2
17.0
15.6
14.0
13.1
13.1
11.2


AVG
70
70
68
68
65
65
65
62


Team Free Throw Shooting
FT/FTA AVG
Paxton 197/315 63 percent
Freeport 189/335 56
PDL 251/457 55
South Walton 309/563 55
Walton 160/314 51

Team Records (As of Feb. 14)
Paxton 25-2
PDL 26-3
South Walton 17-9
Walton 14-9
Freeport 11-13

Team Defense: Pts. Per Game Allowed
PDL 31.4
Paxton 32.0
South Walton 39.8
Freeport 47.0
Walton 47.3


Team Free Throw Shooting
FT/FTA
Paxton 342/547
South Walton 227/410
Walton 188/339
Freeport 299/550
PDL 238/455


PTS AVG
698 25.9
336 19.8
510 18.9
466 17.3
202 12.6
320 12.3
318 12.2
327 12.1
277 10.7
299 11.1
255 10.2


AVG
73
72
70
64
63



percent


AVG
63 p
56
55
54
52


Team Records (Through Feb. 16)
Paxton 23-4
Freeport 18-9
Walton 11-15
South Walton 10-16
PDL 2-22

Team Offense: Points Per Game
Freeport 73.8
Paxton 66.3
Walton 60.0
South Walton 55.5
PDL 38.3


School Sports Calendar

Thursday- Feb. 17
Freeport Track at South Walton 3 p.m.
Pensacola Catholic at Freeport Tennis 3 p.m.
Paxton at Walton Softball 3:30/5 p.m.
Chipley at Walton Middle School Baseball 4 p.m.
Freeport Softball at P.C. Arnold 4/6 p.m.
South Walton Baseball at P.C. Arnold 4/6 p.m.
Vernon at South Walton Softball 4/6 p.m.
Holmes Co. at Freeport Baseball 4/6:30 p.m.
Poplar Springs at PDL Middle School Softball 4:30/5:45
p.m.
Paxton Boys Basketball at FAMU High 6 p.m.
Freeport Boys Basketball at Holmes Co. 7 p.m.

February- Feb. 18
South Walton Wrestling in Lakeland 9 a.m.
PDL Middle School Baseball at Bethlehem 2:30 p.m.
PDL JV Baseball at Bethlehem 4 p.m.
South Walton Softball at Graceville 4/6 p.m.
Walton Middle School Softball at Chipley 4:30 p.m.
Freeport Middle School Softball at Vernon 5 p.m.
Walton Baseball at Vernon 6 p.m.

Saturday- Feb. 19
South Walton Wrestling in Lakeland 8 a.m.
Walton JV Baseball at South Walton (DH) Noon

Tuesday- Feb. 22
Freeport Track at Jay 3:30 p.m.
Rocky Bayou at South Walton Tennis 3 p.m.
Rocky Bayou at Walton Softball 3:30 p.m.
Freeport Middle School Softball at Seaside 4 p.m.
PDL Middle School Softball at Bethlehem 4/5:15 p.m.
Baker at South Walton Softball 4/6 p.m.
Cottondale at PDL Baseball 4/6 p.m.
Freeport Baseball at Holmes Co. 4/6:30 p.m.
Walton Baseball at P.C. Bay 4/6:30 p.m.
Port St. Joe at Freeport Softball 5 p.m.
South Walton Baseball at Port St. Joe 5 p.m.








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FHS inaugural "Fight Like a Girl" powder puff football game
Freeport High School will and students $3). "Fight Like a Girl" tourna
host the first ever county- Come out and support the ment.
wide girl's powder puff foot-
ball tournament on April
16. The "Fight Like a Girl"
tournament will begin with
the first matchup starting
at 10 a.m. as Freeport takes
on Paxton.
All of the proceeds for
the event will be donated to
Donna Floyd, a Freeport El-
ementary teacher currently
fighting ovarian cancer. All
Walton County high schools
are participating including
Freeport High School, Pax-
ton High School, South Wal-
ton High School, and Walton
High School.
Halftime entertainment
and concessions will be pro- FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL is hosting the first evel
vided. Tickets will be avail- county-wide girl's powder puff football tournament onApri
able at the gate (adults $5 16. titled the "Fight Like a Girl" tournament.


COLE H.AMAL4-C
CAUGHT this big 26 inch
long, 10.5 lb. bass while vis-
iting his grandmother, Jew-
el Burgess, in a private pond
on Feb 13, 2011.


AVERY NORALN AGE
11, posing with this 4-pt
deer which he killed on Jan.
31, 2010 in Gilbertown, Ala.
He is the son of Janmey and
Meranda (McHenr') Nor-
man of Gilberttowin, and
the grandson of Mercer and
Sandra McHenry of Ponce
de Leon, Fla. From the
smile on his face, we predict
this to be just the beginning
for this young sportsman.


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$24,985
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$25,985
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