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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: December 29, 2011
Publication Date: 1993-
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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888




HERALD


VOLUME 122 NUMBER 52 3 SECTIONS
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Library of Florida History 1Weo1 /2l
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200 Sra Universit of Florida -
Gainesville FL 32611-0001

ITHURSD.AY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011


JANUARY


DEFUNLAK SPRINGS
NATIVE and Nantucket.
Mass., resident Paul Wag-
goner was released from a
Haitian prison of worldwide
outrage over his incarcera-
tion during aid work in the
earthquake-ravaged coun-
try. Waggoner was accused
of kidnapping an injured
child that, according to oth-
er published reports. died.
The child's father report-
edly could not afford burial


sponsored by Watercolor
Inn & Resort on New Year's
Day. Temperatures in the
Gulf of Mexico on the morn-
ing of Jan. 1 were estimated
to hover around the low-50-
degree range. Most of those
who took the plunge quickly
exited the water and re-
treated to the hot chocolate
station provided by Water
Color.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF County Com-
missioners agreed to consid-


neighborhood. The BCC vot-
ed unanimously to approve
723 Whiskey Bravo. subject
to conditions noted by staff.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF County Com-
missioners again discussed
the proposed Walton Co.unty
Habitat Conservation Plan
(HCP), with a decision likely
to come at the Jan. 11 meet-
ing. This was despite recent
events that may have result-
ed in a threat to the funding
of the $10.3 million-plan.


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and left the child in the care
of the hospital where'Wag-
goner was volunteering. The
child's father made extortion
attempts against Waggoner
when he was notified of the
child's demise. Waggoner re-
turned to Haiti in March of
2010 and was taken custody
that December. Wagoner
was supposed to be released
on Dec. 24 but he was not
actually released until Dec.
29 due to power outages
across the city. Haiti's legal
system allows a person to be
arrested and held before be-
ing charged with a crime.

APPROXIMATELY 200
visitors from as far away as
Kentucky and locals alike
participated in the fourth
annual Polar Bear Plunge.


er a development proposal
involving rebuilding the
former Wheelhouse restau-
rant on CR-30A in Seagrove
as a new restaurant known
as 723 Whiskey Bravo. The
public hearing for the res-
taurant was scheduled for
the Jan. 11 regular meeting
of the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners.
The development proposal
was previously heard at the
Walton County Planning
Commission's December
meeting. with approximate-
ly 50 citizens in attendance
including neighbors of
property under discussion.
Concerns were primarily
directed at a perception of
insufficient parking, which
might have crowded resi-
dential streets in surround


The HCP includes measures
for conservation of native
wildlife species and their
beach-area habitats. The
creation of the HCP resulted
from and intergovernmental
agreement between Walton
County, the state Depart-
ment of the Environmental
Protection, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
The HCP was estimated to
cost $10.3 million over 25
years.

FOR THE FOURTH
YEAR in a row. Watercol-
or Inn & Resort was again
recognized for excellence in
service and amenities by the

See JANUARY 2-A


COL. GEORGE "BUD" DAY and his wire Doris (center) are joined by U.S. Army mem-
bers during the opening of a classroom wing dedicated to the decorated fighter pilot. A well-
attended ceremony marking the opening of the Northwest Florida State College (NIFTSC)
Community Services Complex was held in Niceville on Jan. 5. The 120,000 square-foot
facility houses Okaloosa County's' year-round 911 call center and emergency operations cen-
ter, a 2.200-seat arena, a college wellness'fitness center, facilities for the college's ROTC'
program, and other instructional spaces. (Photo by Jeffrey Pouwell)


DFS City Council to turn over


Background checks on city


manager applicants to County


By REID TUCKER

The DeFuniak Springs
City Council ranked its top
applicants for the city man-
ager position just as it did
several months back, but
there were a few differences
this time around.
First of all. there were
actually four names chosen
at the special workshop on
Tuesday. Dec. 20. because
the number-three spot had
two applicants tie with an
equal number'of votes from
the councilmen. Current
Interim City Manager Sara
Bowers" name appeared on
all five councilmen's ballots
and on the mayor's as well,
while Robert Fullencamp
was on four of the six ballots
and applicants Kebby Hall
and John McCue appeared
on two ballots apiece. Coun-
cilman Ron Kelley said
these selections were pre-
liminary rankings, with the
final ranking to be made by


the Council after interviews
had been conducted with the
four finalists.
The next major differ-
ence between this round of
selections and the last time
is that the Council will con-
duct its interviews after
the applicants' background
checks have been complet-
ed. instead of the other way
around. Finally, the Coun-
cil's consensus was to have
Walton County Human
Resources handle the back-
ground checks, rather than
a combination of city staff
and the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department.
That last change was
first proposed by Kelley,
who said he had received an
unofficial agreement from
the county to carry out the
task for the nominal fee as-
sociated with background
checks. Kelley said the goals
of using county HR to carry
out the background checks-
were to save city staff the


time while simultaneously
avoiding the controversy
that arose as the Council
prepared to hire its previous
top city manager candidate,
Mike Standlev.
"I am anxious to avoid
even the appearance of im-
propriety on anybody's part,
ours, staff, police and every-
body else," Kelley said. "I
think everybody would be in
agreement with that.
"I just want [background
checks] to be out of our
hands."

All other aspects of the
pre-hiring process other
than background checks
will be carried out by the
Council, including setting
the dates for the interviews
with the four top applicants.
The Council will hold anoth-
er special meeting to set the
dates for the interviews af-
ter background checks have
been concluded in approxi-
mately two weeks' time.


Paxton Town Council


hears report on search


for new businesses


By REID TUCKER
The Paxton Town Council
swiftly dispensed with what
little end-of-the-year busi-
ness remained on its agenda
by voting to continue the
city's relationship with the
Walton County Econom-
ic Development Alliance
(WCEDA).
The members of the
Council voted unanimously
on Tuesday. Dec. 20. to con-
tinue the interlocal agree-
ment with the WCEDA
for three years at a cost of
$1.000. That amount had al-
ready been figured into the
Fiscal Year 2012 budget for
the purpose of re-upping the
contract with the WCEDA.
The same interlocal agree-
ment approved by Paxton
had also been approved by
Walton County and the city
of Freeport and it will be
presented to the DeFuniak
Springs City Council at its
first January meeting, said
WCEDA Managing Director
Scarlett Phaneuf.
Phaneuf also gave an up-
date to the Council on the
city's efforts to bring h Dol-
lar General store to Paxton
by next year. Based on a
conversation she had earlier
on Tuesday with a Dollar
General business develop-
ment representative, Pha-
neuf said the demographic
numbers run by the compa-


ny showed that Paxton was
not as yet a big enough mar-
ket for a new store location.
"They've concluded that
the trade area for Paxton
is too small and they were
afraid there wouldn't be
enough spending dollars to
support a new store," Pha-
neuf said. "They run the
data each year in January
in coordination with their
business model so they said
to check back at the end of
January and something may
have changed."
Dollar General looks at
not just the population of
the municipality where a
new store will be located but
also at the area surround-
ing it, which Phaneuf said
explains how Laurel Hill,
Mossy Head and other com-
munities of similar size to
Paxton had Dollar General
locations open in the past
year.
Another business type
the WCEDA is looking into
for Paxton is enhanced
medical services, as most
Paxtonians travel to other
cities or to Alabama to see a
doctor. Phaneuf specifically
targeted PanCare of Flori-
da. Inc., which earlier this
year opened a health center
in Freeport. The fact that
PanCare offers medical and
dental services on a sliding
scale to uninsured patients


as well as those on Medicaid
and Medicare in addition to
serving as a primary medi-
cal care facility makes Pan-
Care an ideal partner for
the city, she said.
Phaneuf made contact
with the director of the Free-
port PanCare office about
the possibility of opening a
satellite office in Paxton but
further research is needed
before any plans can go
fovrard. Nevertheless. she
said the WCEDA will ac-
tively try to bring the kinds
of businesses and services
the people of Paxton want
and need.
"We'll continue to search
along those lines until we
can find some companies
that would be a good fit for
Paxton." Phaneuf said.
Before the meeting ad-
journed the Council took
care of some last-minute
housekeeping. Although
this article will not appear
in print until after the holi-
day. the Council wished to
make it known that Pax-
ton Town Hall would be
closed from Friday. Dec. 23.
through Monday. Dec. 26 in
observance of Christmas.
Furthermore, city employ-
ees were authorized to use
personal leave time to begin
the holiday a day early, as
per tradition, in this case at
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LOCAL LANDMARK the Red Bay Grocery suffered a fire on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Photo
courtesy of Art Dees, WZEP


JANUARY
Continued From 1-A

readers of Travel + Leisure
magazine, placing the resort
among the top 500 hotels in
the world. The magazine's
readers were polled on plac-
esthey'd visited recently and
asked to share their opinions
on their favorite properties.
The ratings include catego-,
ries such as rooms/facilities,
location, service, restaurant/
food, and overall value..
STHE NORTHWEST
FLORIDA STATE COL-
LEGE South Walton Cen-
ter and the Cultural Arts
Alliance partnered to allow
CAA members to 'exhibit
their artwork in the Santa
Rosa Beach facility. The
first installment of the joint,
effort opened on Jan. 3 and
was titled "Landscapes from
Four Perspectives." The
event was free to the public.
THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD unani-
mously approved submitting
the 2010 year-end report
to the Florida State Board-
of Education. As a high-.
performing school district,
an annual report related.to
Ste academic subjects mea-
sured by the FCAT must
be submitted to the Board
of Education. The district-
wide report showed that, in
the 2009-2010 school year,
72 percent of students met
high standards in reading,
,,78 percent in math, and
84 percent in writing but
the numbers dropped to 52


percent in science. Among
the lowest-performing 25
percent of students in the
district, 58 percent made
learning gains in reading,
which was down from 64
percent the previous year,
but 65 percent made learn-
ing gains in math, which
was up'a percentage point
from 2008-2009.
HABITAT FOR HUMAN-
ITY dedicated its 21st home'
in Walton County on Jan. 7
to new homeowners Lowel
and Roberta. Palmer. The
house, located at'141 Argyle
Church Road, was built in a
record-setting. 60 days and
100 percent of the financing
for the home was contrib-
uted by residents of Sandes-
tin Golf and Beach Resort,
where Roberta.is employed.
THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS City Council dis-
cussed a change to a policy
requiring city residents to
have a $400 survey con-
ducted on their property
before having a permanent
water fixture installed. The
change was proposed by
Kermit :Wright, a former
member of the planning.
board ,and a future. council-
magn, though,no action was
taken by the Council at Lthe
meeting. The rest of the
Council's agenda was met
with unanimous. approval,
including the purchases
of a new van and ground-
penetrating radar equip-
ment for the public works
department. The Council
also voted to approve, an
amendment to the interlocal


WCSODEPUTYSTEVEKEYANDK-9 OFFICER ELLA'
with drugs and cash seized in Jan. 20 bust.


agreement between the city
'and Walton County for joint
operation of Harbeson Field
regarding the exclusion of
the tennis courts from.the
legal description.
THE WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE arrest-
ed Jerry Lynn.Wise, 41, of
DeFuniak Springs, on Jan.
7 after a six-hour standoff.
Wise was booked on charg-
es of battery (domestic vio-
lence), battery by strangu-
lation and possession of a
weapon or ammunition by a.
convicted felon. Deputies re-
sponded to Wise's residence
after hearing a report that
he had battered his physi-
cally disabled brother. Tear
gas was fired into Wise's
residence but he held a gun
to.his head and would not
vacate the premises until
driven out hours later.
CITY SANITATION
WORKER Jody Wilson
Wilkerson was, injured
when utilities materials fell
off a trailer being pulled by
a truck owned by CHELCO
Services, Inc.'The driver, of
the CHELCO truck, Aus-
tin Buck Arnold failed' to
see Wilson's.garbage-truck,.
which was stopped in ,the,
same lane Arnold was tra v-'
eling. Wilkerson, who was
on foot at the time, man-
aged to avoid the truck but
was struck by the materi-
als that fell off the trailer.
He sustained injuries to his
hands and extremities and
was transported via airlift
to Sacred Heart Hospital in
Pensacola.


TIMOTHY LYDELL
BELL, 18, was arrested on
Jan. 7 and booked on charg-
es of sexual battery and
felony battery by strangula-
tion. The arrest followed an
investigation of an incident
that allegedly took place on
the grounds of the Wee Care
Park on Walton Road in De-
Funiak Springs. The alleged
victim, a minor, reportedly
told police about the inci-
dent which lead to Bell's ar-
rest.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA
STATE COLLEGE opened
its multipurpose 120,000
square-foot Community Ser-
vices Complex in Niceville
on Jan. 5. The facility hous-
es Okaloosa County's 911
.call center, a 2,200-seat are-
na, a wellness/fitness center
for the college, facilities for
the school's ROTC program,
and other instructional-use
space. A tour of the new
building was held following
a grand opening ceremony.
Later that night the Raiders
basketball team played their
first game at the new venue.
Admission to the event was
waived.
A GROUP OF VIRGINIA
TECH students spent their
winter break volunteering
in Walton County with the
Choctawhatchee Basin Alli-
ance. The students, many of
whom majored in fisher and
wildlife management helped
the CBA fill and distribute
bags of fossilized oyster
shells intended to. promote
growth of the native shell-
fish.
THE FREEPORT CITY'
COUNCIL opened its Jan.
11 with the first reading of
proposed ordinances for a
small-scale amendment to
the city's land use plan.and
a zone change for a 3.1 acre
parcel three miles 'south of
SR-20. Freeport Real Estate
Investments, which owns
the property, committed to
submit its detailed develop-
ment plan, which included a
proposal for water front de-
Svelopment, at a later date.
The Planning Board had al-
ready.reviewedthee proposall.
and record mended adyertis-,
ing for.itS ,approval, which,
the Council voted unani-
mously to do.
THE RED BAY GRO-
CERY suffered major fire
damage on Jan. 18. Smoke
began spreading from the
roof of the structure around
.10:30 'a.m. and spread
through the attic space ofthe


THE 150-FOOT PEACEMAKER moored at the Panama
City Marina in January. The Peacemaker is the flagship of
the Twelve Tribes, which sails throughout the United States
spreading their beliefs of a peaceful life and goodwill. (Photo
by Jeffrey Powell)


wood-frame building. Fire
crews from Walton County.
Argyle and Freeport battled
the blaze throughout the
Afternoon. However, plans
were soon laid to re-open
the store in March after
cleanup and rebuilding had
been completed.
THE WALTON COUNTY
CLERK'S. Office began. ac-
cepting electronic filings in
the Probate Division on Jan.
,6 in a move to streamline
.operations and come into
compliance with state man-
dates. The Clerk's Office be-
gan implementing the new,
system in cooperation with
local attorney Mark Davis
for a 90-day test period. The
old system, which required
all court documents to go
through multiple stages:
of a manual filing process,
was. supplanted by the new,
more automated system
designed for maximum effi-
ciency. Plans were made to
.expand the e-filing system
to the other nine divisions of,
the court. *'"


LOCAL DIGNITARIES
and more than 50 onlook-
ers and volunteers attended
the groundbreaking cer-
emony of the new Red Bay
fire station on Jan. 15. The
building, when completed,
featured 5,000 square feet
of space with a conference
room, training room, stor-
age space and bays for the
station's five fire engines.
Construction was slated to
begin on Feb. 1 and was pro-
jected to take six months to
complete.
THE WALTON COUNTY
Board of County Commis-
sioners voted on Jan. 11 to
transmit the proposed Wal-
ton County Habitat Conser.
vation Plan to the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Sen-ices for
review. Such a conservation
plan for the beach area was
first authorized in 2007 as
.part of an intergovernmen-
tal agreement between Wal-
ton County, the state De-
partment of Environmental
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


DFS Police respond to report of armed and dangerous man


Members of the DeFuniak
Springs Police responded to
a local attorney's office in
reference to a suspect armed
with what appeared to be a
shotgun.
The caller advised police
that the suspect entered the


office with what was believed
to be a shotgun and was act-
ing confused, and strangely
talking to himself. He exited
the office and left the area in
a silver older car.
DeFuniak Springs Police
responded to this threat


quickly and secured the
scene. For precautionary
reasons, the Walton County
Courthouse located in close
vicinity, was notified by po-
lice personnel of the possible
threat in the area.
During the investigation


officers observed the suspect
in his vehicle traveling east
on U.S. 90. A felony traffic
stop was performed on the
vehicle prior to it exiting the
city limits. Members from
the Walton County Sheriffs
Office assisted.


The suspect was identi-
fied as Herbert Seymour
Williams, 68, of DeFuniak
Springs. A weapon was re-
trieved by officers, which
turned out to be an air rifle.
Williams was taken into
protective custody for fur-


their investigation.
DeFuniak Springs Police
remind the public that no
one should ever assume a
weapon isn't dangerous on
its appearance alone. Re-
move yourself from danger
if possible, and report it to
the authorities.


JANUARY
Continued From 2-A

Protection, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Services.

THE WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE ar-
rested seven individuals on
Jan. 14 on charges of using
false IDs in an attempt to
make fraudulent BP oil spill
claims of $100,000 or more.
Three of the seven men were
found to be in possession of
IDs belonging to deceased
persons and another three of
the seven were flagged with
detainers by Immigration
and Customs Enforcement.
Detainers are effectively re-
quests to local law enforce-
ment agencies to detain an
individual for up to 48 hours
after that person would oth-
erwise be released in order
to provide ICE with-time to
assume custody of a person
flagged an as illegal immi-
grant. The other four men
who were not flagged posted
bonds and were released
from custody.


told the Association's mem-
bers that he expected gov-
ernment would be "slimmed
down" and that employees
would be "asked to do more.
with less."

SOUTH WALTON HIGH
SCHOOL held an evening
event showcasing student
talent on Jan. 13. The 2011
Night of Artistic Expression
was presented at the school's
auditorium and included
musical performances of
classics, movie soundtracks
and more recent hit songs.


FLORIDA CHAUTAU-
QUA ASSEMBLY keynote
speaker C61ine Cousteau
opened the 2011 festivities
with a presentation at the
Walton High School audito-
rium on Jan. 28. Cousteau,
the granddaughter offamous
explorer and oceanographer
Jacques Cousteau and an
accomplished filmmaker
and environmentalist in her
own right, impressed on the
audience the importance of
preserving Florida's waters
and the world's oceans.


AFTER HER PRESENTATION Celine Cousteau met with attendees. Florida Chautau-
qua Assembly keynote speaker Celine Cousteau opened this year's festivities with an in-
formative and entertaining presentation at the Walton High School auditorium (Photo by
Jeffrey Powell),


corner of U.S. 90 and Beech
Road, adjacent to the Wal-
ton County Public Works
building. The project met


FORMER ARKANSAS all criteria required by the
GOVERNOR, 2008' presi- county's 'development:,plan
dential candidate and new and comprehensive plan.
Walton County resident
Mike Huckabee spoke about LT. GOVERNOR JEN-
the importance of art and NIFER CARROLL was the
music .education funding guest speaker at the Black
to the Walton Area Cham- Tie and Blue Jeans Gala
ber of Commerce on Jan. commemorating the 100th
18. Huckabee said parents birthday of former Presi-
must impress upon school dent Ronald Reagan. This
boards and administrators was Carroll's first speaking
the importance of main- engagement since being in-
taining funding. for these augurated. The gala was
programs, even in a time of held at the Hilton Sandestin
budget cuts. ;;; 7 ,,..: beach Resort on Feb.,5.....


WALTON COUNTY be-
came the first community
in Florida to display the
Patriot Flag in a Jan. 17
ceremony honoring the pub-
lic servants worked to save
lives during the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Walton .County, 'officials,
firefights, law enforcement,,
scout troops, family mem-
bers of public service work-
ers and many people from
the community all came out
to the event. The 30-by-58-
foot Patriot Flag was raised
from the ladder of a South
Walton Fire District fire en-
gine.

THE. -NORTHWEST
FLORIDA STATE COL-
LEGE South Walton Cen-
ter celebrated its one-year
anniversary in early Janu-
ary of 2011. The center'
saw a marked increase in
student enrollment for the
26 college-credit courses mi
a year's time. Nearly .500
students took classes at the
center, since it opened last
year.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY PLANNING COMMIS-
SION unanimously ap-
proved the construction of-
the 8,000-square-foot Lib-
erty Fire Station, located.on
4.8 acres on the northeast


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
CITY COUNCILMAN Don
Harrison arlnounced at the
Council's Jan. 24 meeting
that he would not seek a
seventh term in the April
2011 election. The majority
of the meeting was spent.at-
tempting to resolve a stale-
mate regarding appoint-
ments to the committee that
makes recommendations
regarding proposals for the
state-mandated community
redevelopment area (CRA).
Harrison contended that,
with a supervisor and an
employee on the committee,'
a fair appraisal could not be
gleaned from recommenda-
tions handed down by that
body. Harrison made a mo-
tion to narrow the scope of
the CRA to the downtown
area, which passed 3-2 with
Councilhaen James Huffman
and Henry Ennis opposing.

THEN-WALTON COUN-
TY Administrator,Lyle Sei-
gler ransitioned back to his
previous position as Public
Works Director, so the Board
of County Commissioners
began seeking to fill the ad-
ministrator position as of
Jan. 25. County Commis-
sion Chairman Larry Jones
said he proposed Seigler's.
reassignment after "careful
discussion" with Siegler and


other county staff members
about distinctive skill sets.
Jones noted that Public
Works had a 25 percent in-
crease in personnel than it
had when Seigler served as
director, which meant that
the county would rely even
more on his "tremendous"
abilities as public works di-
rector.

THE PAXTON TOWN
COUNCIL 'remained di-
vided over whether or not
to approve raises for the
city's water department
employees. Evaluations of
said employees and raises
not asociaifi d wi'i'hcost-of- '
living increases Werea mat-`
ter of contentionbaamong the
newly elected Council mem-
bers since they took office
in November of 2010. The
Council voted unanimously
to hold off on a final decision
until after the first of the
2011 when the board mem-
bers would have a chance to
observe employees at work.
The city had $4,000-worth
of cash on hand specifically
for merit-based raises. The
Council voted to ,return
to, the 'issue again come
March.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
on Jan. 20 arrested a Lake
Mary, Fla., man on marijua-
na charges, with the canine
unit seizing more than 10
ounces of marijuana, a load-
ed firearm and more than
$12,000 in cash.

TRIANGLE CHEVRO-
LET-BUICK donated $2,500
to the DeFuniak Springs
Teen Center. The' dealer-
ship donated $25 for every
car sold over a period of four
months and encouraged its
customers to match .that
amount. The resulting mon-
ey was donated to Teen Cen-
ter Director Bobbie Smith
and Boys & Girls Club of
the Emerald Coast Chair-
man Cory Godwin. Approxi-


mately half of the donated
amount was supplied by the
community.

THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD unani-
mously voted to disallow
students who elected the so-
called "performance-based
exit" option from walking
with their classmates at
high school graduations.
Students who take the op-
tion must pass the Grade
10 FCAT and GED test to
earn a diploma, but to have
them permitted to walk at
graduation contradicts the,
district's pupil progression
plan' The mattere' 'was to
be further discussed at the:
Board's Feb. 1 meeting.

THEN-COUNTY AD-
MINISTRATOR Lyle Sei-
gler at the Jan. 20 meeting
of the Walton County Tax-
payers Association meeting
pledged a. commitment to
the goal of maintaining the
health, safety and welfare
of the public along with sup-
porting the local economy,
all while streamlining the
efficiency of county 'gov-
ernment. County property
tax revenues dropped from
$122.8 million in 2008 to
$94.69 million in the current
reported year and Seigler


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making whiskey.- Warmer temperatures and a cloudless sky
welcomed visitors from near and far to Eden Gardens State
Park for the 2011 Camelia Festival on Feb. 12. (Photo by
Jeffrey Powell)


FEBRUARY

KIM KIRBY, then De-
Funiak Springs City Man-
ager, requested the City
*Councjl to coniidier the tlr-'
chase of .the" former"Piggly
Wiggly property on S. 1lth
St., which is now bank-
owned, for the purpose of
converting the building into
the future site of City Hall
and community center. A fa-
cility master planning study
performed in 2010 selected:
the site as the best possible
location for the new city fa-,
cilities. Parcels A and D, as
the property was called, was
appraised at $80,000 and
reserve funds were proposed
for the purchase. The mo-
tion failed 3-2, with Coun-
cilmen Henry Ennis, Wayne
Graham and Don Harrison
opposing.


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New



Year's



Revolutions

By BRUCE COLLIER



Last year at this time, three guys were still around that
needed killing, as the guys in the Westerns used to say.
Osama bin Laden, Muammar Qaddafi and Kim Jong II -
none are alive to see the ball drop this Saturday night. The
first was killed by U.S. special forces, the second by his own
people, and the third reportedly had a heart attack. The
year 2011 was a badyear for practitioners of tyranny.and
terror, it seems.
It was also the year of Arab Spring popular uprisings
in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and else-
where in the Middle East and Africa. Dictators (the ones
that are still breathing) are resigning, retiring, retreating,
and vacuums are left in their countries that are going'to be
filled by...something.
Here in the U.S., people Occupied things, some out of a
Sense of righteous outrage, others because celebrities might
show up for photo ops, and'who'd want to miss that? It
seems that Gil Scott-Heron was wrong the revolution not
only will be televised, it will be Facebooked, Twittered, and
Skyped. Maybe it's the cooler weather and the Christmas
season, but the Occupy thing seems to have peaked and
dwindled. All those:Street Fightin' Men and Women had
gifts to buy, parties to attend...stuff.
Spring will bring warmer weather, so we might see. a re-
.. rn of the Occupy WhateverphPnomenn. I'm inclined to
say we won't, because 2012 is a presidential election year.
If the increased voting numbers in 2008 are any indication,
it could be lively. So far, neither the Republicans nor any
Tea Party have come up with anyone really formidable, but
someone is undoubtedly waiting in the wings, holding until
the last minute to avoid the rain of mud that always de-
scends.
I don't make New Year's resolutions. If I want to do'
something, I make plans to do it when'I get the idea, rather
than stack everything up for January. Starting the new
year with a fat to-do list sounds like a- recipe for failure to
me, and that may be why some people do it that way. Fail-:
ing and the lazy cynicism it breeds can getcomfortable,
even in America.
We could break a bad habit in 2012, if nothing else. We
could take a lessdnfrom allthose people worldwide who are
acting on their discontent, and resolve to pay more atten-
tion this year. God knows we've been paying for everything
else, and we can't afford not to make this kind of payment.
The whole world is watching, why not watch back?
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Editor:
Change has become a catch phrase for politicians, from
the. Commander in Chief to the local city councilman, all
touted 2011 as a year of change. The federal government
talked a good game with President Obama promising re.
form and revolution across the board to The Tea Party with
its mantra of less taxes and smaller government; we the
people were bombarded with talk of making.our govern-
ment more responsive and less intrusive. In retrospect not
very much was actually changed. The promised reform in
health care languishes in the courts and taxes continue
to rise as Constitutional rights suffer further erosion. It
seems the path we were on at the beginning of 2011 has
its own inertia and all the talk in the world does little to
change its course. If the President and Federal officials
want to see how change can be effected they need look no
further than small town America and more specifically the
City. Council of DeFuniak Springs and local government
leaders.
During 2011 the City Council of DFS comprised of Gra-
ham, Ennis, Kelley, Wright and Work showed us all how
real change can come about. Addressing issues that have
gnawed away at progress in our community for decades,
the City Council boldly established a path for the city to
confront the problems and opportunity of the new millen-
nium. Such issues as water and sewage were dealt with
by reduced rates and upgrading an infrastructure some
elements of which have been in place since the 19th cen-
tury.. Gulf Power was put on notice that rate increases of
over 20 percent were detrimental to continued progress and
would not be tolerated. Local businesses were granted re-
lief from a restrictive signt-ordinanee-and costlyrunwanted
projects were done away with, such as the planned new
' city hall complex, and replaced.with reifieeal projects hke
the refurbishment of the abandoned Health Department
building. New projects were proposed that places DFS in
a role of leadership such as efforts to make the city more
Green and environmentally relevant. Charging stations
for. electrical vehicles are currently in the pipeline and ef-
forts to make DFS more accessible to electrical vehicles of
all kind are on the table. DFS is a natural location for the


use of golf carts and such with its historic district and large
number of roads with speed limits below 35 mph. This not
only makes us more energy efficient but serves to make our
city more'attractive to those looking for a place to spend
their golden years. There are. also plans afoot to provide
better faster and cheaper internet access to the entire com-
munity. Young minds within the local government know
that the connectivity and instant communication of a pop-
ulation can only lead to a more reactive and progressive
community.
We must add to the list of forward looking citizens those
members of the zoning commission who have done a stel-
lar job of putting the needs and wants of the. citizen ahead
of unwanted intrusion of business and industry. This is
not to say that the commission has discouraged the growth
of business within our area, the truth is quite to the con-
trary. Impact fees have been drastically reduced or totally
done away with and such issues as right of ways and ac-
quisition of land have been decided in a logical and forward
looking manner. Commission members such as Lee Thom-
as have shown just the right'touch, encouraging business-
es while retaining the character and charm of DeFuniak
Springs. We are not the averagesmall town American city
and it takes a thoughtful mind to deal with a co m u nity so
rooted in the past and so looking toward the future. Good
Show, to the Zoning Commission for having the brains and
the heart to strike the right balance.
If anyone wanted to know the heart of DeFuniak Springs
the annual Woman's Club Christmas Parade last week of-
fered a window into our collective soul. For the first time.
that this writer can remember there were more people
around the Circle than in the parade itself, and it was an,
enthusiastic and loving crowd. -Young parents with their'
children stood three deep front' the Hallof Brotherhood
cheering each float and beauty queen. .There is a new
spirit in DFS and it is one of hope. Thanks to all who have
made it possible from local officials, to those who serve, to.
the average citizen looking upat the Hall of Brotherhood
and thinking of a long ago promise and how it can be real-'
ized.
S Earl Hattaway
DeFuniak Springs,Fla.


L ROITOR


Editor:
In 1955, I was an army private with a wife and two boys.
My pay was $216 a month and I ran out of money on the
20th of each month. I worked at three part time jobs to
supplement my income. The army provided no additional:
monetary allowance for my three dependants. Their policy
was: "If the army wanted you to have a wife, they would
issue you one."
SIt never occurred to me to ask for government assis-
tance: I. accepted my status as a natural situation.'Pur-
chasing something we did not need for five dollars required
serious consideration. The youth today probably would not
believe that my wife and I enjoyed life going to a drive-in
movie a couple of times a month with my part-time earn-
ings. Through our 60 years together, we lived within our
means.
Over the years, I read about famous people making large
salaries that were in, financial trouble. I finally realized


that living beyond ones means was easy. Then in recent
years, large automotive companies and financial institu-
tions started receiving billion-dollar bailouts to keep from
going bankrupt. It did not seem possible to me that brilliant
people that had spent their lives as financiers could allow
such a business predicament to occur. Surely, there must
have been numerous indicators that their company proce-
dures'were not working.
In conjunction with that problem, our Congressmen
were spending our Country into our present debt of $15
trillion with a daily interest cost of '$4 billion. In my opin-
ion, the history of our colleges across the nation has left out
an important phase in their expensive curriculum, common
sense. It amazes me that so many individuals at the high-
est levels of their professions are completely lacking that
quality. '
Lou Barber
Ruston, La.


I LETTER TO T 3 HE EITO LL


Editor:
' You don't have to be a mathematician to figure out that
Social Security is not a "Ponzi scheme," assuming that the
original intent and legislation is followed and Congress no
longer considers the trust fund its own private piggy bank.
It would also be nice if they returned the 11 trillion dollars
(plus interest) that they borrowed.
If-we don't consider inflation, or change to the tax rate,
and no increase in salary (a most conservative example)
the math would work out as follows. The employee and
employercontribute about 10 percent (today's rate) up to
the'first $101,000 in salary. Lets assume that the employee
makes less and the average contribution is only $7,000 per
year. Over a working life span of 45 years, that equates to
$315,000. The average retirement benefit would be about
$12,000 per year. Without touching any of the other money.


in the trust fund, the employees contribution would last
about 26 years, well past today's average life expectancy.
However, I did leave out one critical factor in my ex-
ample. The Social Security law authorizes that the funds
be.invested in Treasury Bills. So, if the contributions had
been properly invested, the amount should be well over
$1,000,000 at retirement. The employee's annual Social
Security could be.paid from the interest alone.
My example requires several factors to work. First, is
that 'Cngress keeps its greedy hands off of our money.
Second, that the original intent be followed and the money
properly invested. And third, repeal Reagan's law that al-
lows Social Security payments to be taxed sincewe already
paid taxes on our original contributions.
Commander Robert Hirsch, USN (retired)
Miramar Beach, Fla.


BI LETERTOHE S EI *TOR I


Editor:
My wife and I moved to our vacation home in the north-
ern part of Walton County in 2006 after I retired from a
South Florida Police Department. We had originally bought
the home in 2004. We did this because we love it up here
and we wanted to get away from the over crowding of south
Florida and everything that goes along with it such as traf-
fic jams, crime and the overall rat race. We also love the
open friendliness of the down to earth people who live here.
We still love it up here but it seems the county is divided
into two distinctively different areas south Walton County
and north Walton County. It also seems to us that north-
ern Walton County has been treated less favorable then
southern Walton 'County on several occasions. The most
recent issue is the widening of the 331 bridge across the
bay. Currently a plan is being proposed to charge a $2
tell to help pay for the bridge. This is a clear affront to the
residents of northern Walton County. I would venture to
say that if a study was done as to which way traffic flows
the most on the 331 bridge, by far more residents of north-
ern Walton County would travel south for the beaches, em-
ployment and accessibility to a wider range of businesses.


Sure the widened bridge is needed for evacuation purposes
but how often will evacuations occur compared to normal
needs to travel across the bridge and normally tolls are
not charged during evacuations. We believe charging a $2
toll will further divide north from south by taxing north-
ern residents more. Even if it's not a north versus south
issue it's claimed thatthe $2 toll will not be raised over the
30 year period it will take to pay for the bridge. If you be-
lieve that I have some swamp land I can sell you. In other
words 30 years is a long time and judging by the history of
politicians' actions I can almost guarantee the politicians
will come up with some way to raise the toll for revenue.
purposes or even privatize the bridge for the same reason.
I wouldn't be surprised.that there are thoughts of privatiz-
ing the bridge in timinds of people involved in the project
at this very momdet. In closing my wife and I ask that the
Walton County Comihnissioners and FDOT please find al-
ternative ways to finance the bridge other then a toll that
will continue to divide our county and most likely be raised
even though supposed claims say it will not.
Richard and Tammy Fenlon
Ponce de Leon,Fla.


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he led them on a high-speed'
chase through the center of
the city. When the suspect;
John Yearwood, fled back to
his home on Cypress Street,
police followed him on foot
and managed to detain him
without injury. Officers
found three loaded weap-
ons in Yearwood's truck and
later removed 16 other fire-
arms and other weapons, in-
cluding a crossbow, several
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KEEPING TIME ONCE
MORE IS THE FIRST NA-
TIONAL BANK CLOCK at
the corner ofBaldwinAvenue
and 7th Street in DeFuniak
Springs. The restored time-
piece, located on the corner
of Baldwin Avenue and 7th
Street in DeFuniak Springs,
was formally dedicated and
a commemorative plaque
unveiled at a ceremony last
February. (Photo by Bruce
Collier)



his home. He was taken to
the Walton County Jail and
charged with reckless driv-
ing, fleeing and attempting
to elude law enforcement of-
ficers, resisting without vio-
lence and the possession of a
firearm in the commission of
a felony.

COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS approved a letter
of support for the establish-
ment of a cinema theater in
the Grand Boulevard Town
Center at Sandestin. The
Board of County Commis-
sioners approved the letter
at its Jan. 25 meeting in De-
Funiak Springs. The letter
recognized the benefit such
a theatre could provide to
the citizens of and visitors
to Walton County and the
potential economic impact
such a business could have.
The nearest movie theaters
to south Walton County are
in Destin and Panama City
Beach.

A DEDICATION CERE-
MONY for the First Nation-
al Bank clock was held Feb.
19 at the corner of Baldwin
Ave. and 7th Street in De-
Funiak Springs. The tower
clock' had undergone an ex-
-tensive renovation, as the
clock still used the original
mechanical components in-
stalled in 1924. Funds for
the renovation project were
raised through the Walton
County Heritage Associa-
tion in partnership with the
city of DeFuniak Springs
and the White Sands Chap-
ter of the National Asso-
ciation of Watch and Clock
Collectors group in Pensa-
cola. Ongoing maintenance
of the clock will be carried
out by the city of DeFuniak


Springs.

THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD rescinded
its Jan. 18 decision to disal-
low students who opted for
a performance-based exit
from high school to walk at
graduation ceremonies. The
board decided that students
who passed the Grade 10
FCAT and earned their GED
while still in high school did
not drop out of school, so
they should be given the full
rights of other graduating
high school seniors.

FELLOW LAW EN-
FORCEMENT officers and
state and local officials,
including Walton County
Sheriff Mike Adkinson
and Florida Governor Rick
Scott, attended a memo-
rial service held Feb. 6 in
honor of the late Col. Greg
Malloy, who was killed in a
firefight with a suspect .the
week prior. Malloy, an offi-
cer with the Holmes County
Correctional Institution's
K-9 unit, exchanged gunfire
with murder suspect Wade
Williams, the prime suspect
in the Jan. 26 slaying of his
parents. The manhunt. for
Williams. culminated in a
shootout in which Malloy,
his partner Arthur Teal and
a local hunter assisting with
the search were hit and Wil-
liams was killed. Malloy was
transported to Fort Wal-
ton Beach Medical Center,
where he later died of his
wounds. Thousands of lo-
cals attended.the memorial
service. Malloy was, at the
time of his death, the fifth
Florida law enforcement of-
ficer to die in the line of duty
in 2011.

THE WALTON COUNTY-
SCHOOL BOARD discussed
the possibility of further
budget cuts at its Valentine's
Day meeting. The proposed
state budget would cut $3.1
million from the District's
operating funds, of which
85 percent is salaries and
benefits. The Board voted
to request a special election
to continue the half-mill ad
valorem tax for the. general
fund budget. The revenue-
neutral, half-mill will raise
$5.6 million and; has been
levied for the past eight
years. Superintendent Car-
lene Anderson said losing
the half-mill would guaran-
tee "significant layoffs and
significant reductions in
salaries [as well as cutting]
athletic and academic pro-
grams.

THE STRUCTURAL RE-'
ORGANIZATION of Walton
County government that be-
gan in 2009 in response to
budget constraints resulted
in the creation of new coun-
ty division encompassing a
number of currently sepa-
rate county departments
and divisions. The Board of
County Commissioners ap-
proved the creation of the
Walton County Support
Services division at its Feb.
8 meeting. The new'divi-
sion includes animal con-
trol, geographic information
,services, fire rescue, and
recreation. Walton County
Human Resources was also
folded into Support Servic-
es.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD of County Com-
missioners voted to expand
permitting in the county's
beach driving program. The
decision took place at a pub-


lic hearing for the ordinance
revisions that took place as
part of the Feb. 8 regular
meeting. Beach driving by
the public is allowed only by
permit and only along.short
designated sections of Gray-
ton Beach and Inlet Beach,
and only during specified
hours. Property owners
and residents who met the
conditions of the Walton
County Beach Driving Ordi-
nance were able to apply for
150 additional permits that
were to made available for
purchase on June 1.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD of County Commis-
sioners approved the pro-
posal for the new restaurant
723 Whiskey Bravo. The ap-
proval took place at Board's
regular meeting on Feb. 8.
The new restaurant, located
on the north side of CR-30A,
involved the replacement
of the old Wheelhouse res-
taurant, which was built in
the 1950s, with a smaller,
5,748-square-foot structure
along with a 316-square-
foot addition to the five tour-
ist cottages on the 1.16-acre
property. Current parking
along CR-30A was to be
eliminated a new parking
lot ,was to be constructed
back of the new restaurant.

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD of County Commis-
sioners approved on Feb. 28
the transfer of Dayco, Inc.'s
franchise agreement for
householdgarbage collection
north of Choctawhatchee
Bay to Waste Management,
Inc. Prior to the Board's de-
cision, Waste Management
was the collector of house-
hold garbage only for the
area south of the bay: The.
decision gives the company.
an exclusive franchise the
county's unincorporated ar-


eas both north;and south,
with certain exceptions.

WALTON COUNTY
CODE Enforcement directed
the owner of a property near
Gaskin to correct violations
regarding the use of a moto-
cross track as a business, an
action out of accord with the
General Agriculture land
use. Neighbors who lived
.near the property the track
was located on complained
of noise disturbance from
motorcycles. A previous case
involving the same issue on
the property came before,
the board several years ago.

THE PAXTON TOWN
COUNCIL heard a peti-
tion from local resident
Pam Thompson regarding,
the Gladys Milton Library.
Thompson suggested that
the library begin imple-
menting a "Friends of the
Library" program like the
other three libraries inWal-
ton County already db.

WALTON COUNTY
CLERK 'of Courts Martha
ingle agreed to take over the
issuance of beach driving


permits. Plans to transfer
this authority from the Tax
Collector's Office by April 1
were discussed at the Feb.
22 meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners.

THE WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE re-
ceived information regard-
ing a possible oil sighting
in the Gulf of Mexico near
Miramar Beach. This mate-
rial was later confirmed by
the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administra-
tion, among other groups
involved in the cleanup of
the BP Deepwater Horizon
spill, to be algae, not oil.

A BILL, soon to appear.
before the state Legisla-
ture, was drafted by Walton
County's legislative del-
egation for the purpose of
making seawalls and other
coastal armoring in Wal-
ton County built after Hur-
ricane Dennis permanent
without the need for a state
permit. The bill concerns
seawalls built between July
10, 2005, and April 30, 2006.
During that time period, the
county issued ,173 emer-


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agency permits, which en-
compassed 203 properties,
so that beachfront property
owners would have a chance
to shore up their property
in the aftermath of the hur-
ricane. However, permit-
ting by the state has been
delayed by issues relating
to the perceived harm these
structures could have on
federally-protected endan-
gered species. The bill was
expected to appear before
the Legislature in March.


MARCH

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
approved a letter of intent
to participate in a 30-year
contract with Florida Gas
Utility (FGU) to receive 20
percent of its natural gas
supply at a $.50 discount
below market price. The city
has been a member of FGU,
the fourth largest buyer of
natural gas in Florida; since
May 2010. FGU General
Manager Katrina Warren
explained to the council that

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the city would assume no
risk or debt by committing a
letter of intent and obligato-
ry $1,100 for attorney fees.
AT THE FREEPORT
CITY COUNCIL MEET-
ING of Feb. 24, representa-
tives of Waste Management
and Dayco appeared before
the Council and asked for
approval of a contract that
would transfer the munici-
pal waste pickup franchise
:held by Dayco to Waste
Management. The term
of the franchise expires in
2015. Under this agreement,
trash pickup by Waste Man-
agement began on Feb. 28.
A DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
WOMEN WAS SERIOUS-
LY injured on Feb. 25 when
her own vehicle rafi over
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trol investigating Trooper
Mark Kemp reported that
Bobbie Jean Burkett, 80.
of DeFuniak Springs, was
found lying under her own
vehicle on Penn Williams
Road at Punch Bowl Road
with: chest injuries and lac-
erations to her face. Burkett
told investigators that she
had stopped to catch a dog
that was in the roadway.
She apparently left the car
in gear before getting out.
GERRY DEMERS, Wal-
ton County assistant admin-
istrator (at that time) was
asked to take on the duties
of acting county adminis-
trator while Walton County
looked for someone to take
the position permanently.
The decision took place at
the Feb. 22, Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners Meeting. The cur-
rent county administrator,-
Lyle Siegler returned to his


that British Petroleum had
been on the beaches to make
sure they were ready for the
season.
AT THE FREEPORT
COUNCIL MEETING OF
MARCH 8 Mayor Mickey
Marse opened a discussion
about the rising cost of fire


support professionals (ESP),
reached an impasse in nego-
tiating the 2010-11collec-
tive bargaining agreement.
Union presidents Trish
Hutchison and Dixie Burge
noted three non-negotiable.
items for which the unions
were requesting a retroac-
tive application to July 1,


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FRIENDS of the Library
continued to support the Walton-DeFuniak Library by pur-
chasing books for, the library. Vice-President Marilyn Lou-
werens is shown here presenting Dan Owens 15 more books
for the children and young adult collections.


former position as public
works director.
ON FEB. 15, WAL-
TON COUNTY SUPT. OF
SCHOOLS Carlene Ander-
.son received notification
from the Florida Depart-
ment of Education. that
Walton County School Dis-
trict's Race'to the Top appli-
,cation had been approved.
The grant was to provide
$790,129 to the Walton
County School District over
the following four years.
"We are excited to begin the.
work planned in bur appli-
cation," said Anderson.


were presented. All but two
were approved.
KEITH ALAN BASS,
49, of Freeport, was killed
in a March 5, accident that
took place on Black Creek
Blvd., 1.3 miles south of SR
20. Florida Highway Pa-
trol ,investigator Cpl. Ken-
neth D. Davis reported that
Bass was traveling south
when he entered an easterly
curve. Apparently traveling
too fast, he lost control when
exiting the curve. His vehi-
cle overturned and struck a
large oak tree. He was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.


. APPROVED AT A- MEMBERS OF THE
MARCH 1 FINAL ADOP- SOUTH WALTON TOUR-
TION HEARING was a IST DEVELOPMENT
package of amendments ini- COUNCIL brought together.
plementing Walton County's a variety of people in,a work-
Evaluation and Appraisal shop aimed at getting bed
,Report '(EAR), which was tax collectors ready for the
approved by the state in spring and summer season.
2007. Measure of the Wal- Tracy Louthain, then direc-
ton .County Comprehensive tor of communications, led
Plan's effectiveness in meet-: off the meeting with news
ing community goals, the that Yahoo Travel had rec-
EAR is required by the state ognized Santa Rosa Beach
on a periodic basis. A total as one of the top 10 travel
of 42 proposed county-spon- destinations in the world.
sered land use amendments.. L1othain, also commented
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March preparing the flower beds for the next year's blooms,
in this photo taken near the historic red caboose in DeFun iak
Springs. (Photo by Alicia Leonard.)


protection. He said that
Walton County does not pro-
vide its fair share of funding
for Freeport's Fire Depart-
ment which provides pro-
tection .to county residents
and businesses outside, of
the city limits'. He also com-
mented-that if the county
did not provide more fund-
ing the city would have to
pull its fire protection back
to the city limits leaving,125
square miles of the county
ivithout fire protection.

THE WALTON COUN-
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instructional and education


2010. 'Those items were
a step increase in salary
based on years of experience
for instructors and 30 cents
per hour wage increase for
ESP. Paid 'employee, health
insurance for Blue; Cross
and Shield plan 5360, and a
guaranteed planning time.
The district and unions'com-
promised; the district agreed
to no salary cuts, whereas
the union reduced (heir re-
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salary for instuctors and 30-
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MARCH to Washington,
D.C. for a National Associa-
tion of Counties Conference,
Walton County Commis-
sioners Scott Brannon and
Sara Comander took the
opportunity to meet' with
former Florida Department
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Capitol Hill to discuss fund-
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SR-20 and stressed the im-
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four laned to the state line.

THE FLORIDADEPART-
MENT OF BUSINESS AND
PROFESSIONAL REGU-
LATION announced that
the Division of Alcoholic
Beverages and Tobacco ar-
rested a Walton County
man for running an illegal
moonshine still. Jason Al-
len Hamilton was operating
the moonshine distillery in
his front yard in Ponce De
Leon. Based on their inves-
tigation the agents believed
Hamilton, 31, was running
the still over the course of
several months. ,

THE 2010 CENSUS
FIGURES FOR WALTON
COUNTY showed a popula-
tion of 55,043, an increase
of 14,443 residents as com-
pared with the figures for
2000, the last time a federal
.census was taken. Walton
County Citizen Services
Director Ken Little pro-
vided information on the
new census figures at the
March 22 Walton County
Board of County Cominis-
sioners (BCC) Meeting held
in DeFuniak Springs. In
anticipation of the arrival
of this new information, in
November Walton County
had appointed a redistrict-
ing committee composed of
five citizens chosen by the
BCC and five members se-
lected by the Walton County
School district. Some dis-
trict re-alingment was ulti-
mately adopted as a result.

BRADY BEARDEN WAS
APPOINTED as Support
Services Director for Wal-
ton County Board of County
Commissioners. He had been
serving as Interim Human
Resources Director since
October 2009. Bearden is a
retired Naval Officer with
24 years of active service.

A LAUREL HILL MAN
was killed in a vehicle crash
that took place March 18
on CR-2 in Walton County.
Florida Highway Patrol in-
vestigator Cpl. Eric Diaz
reported that a vehicle was
traveling west on CR-2. "For
unknown reasons" it crossed
the double solid yellow lines
into the eastbound lane and
into the path of an eastbound
vehicle. The driver, Edwin
Floyd Thurston Jr. steered
to avoid the eastbound ve-
hicle and crossed into the
westbound lane then onto
the north shoulder where it
struck a wooden trash can
holder and lost control of his
vehicle. Thurston was not
wearing a seat belt..

GERALD GLADNEY,
A SENIOR AT WALTON
HIGH SCHOOL, was
named "Youth of the Year"
for the Boys & Girls Club of
DeFuniak Springs. Gladney
was selected from several
outstanding young people
in the community; The title
recognizes outstanding con-
tributions to member's fam-
ily, school, community and
Boys & Girls Club as well
as overcoming personal ob-
stacles.

ON MARCH 27, Walton
County Sheriffs Office dep-
uties assisted in the rescue


of two distressed swimmers
in the Gulf of Mexico near
the Majestic Sun Condo-
miniums at Miramar Beach.
Lt. Mike Howell observed
the swimmers, a 15-year old
boy and his father calling
for help approximately 80
yards from shore. Deputies
Jeff McIntosh and Nick Mc-
Millian and an unidentified
surfer were able to get the
duo to shore despite high
surf conditions. Red flags
were flying at the time of
the incident. The boy was


BETTIE AND MARIANNE HUSSEY(1-r) display a fam-
ily collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia that has deep fam-
ily ties. Their father, Bert Hussey, started working for the
company in Pensacola in 1939 and then moved the family to
DeFuniak Springs in 1941 to continue working at the bot-
tling plant located here at the time. The sisters displayed
their collection this past March at the 2011 Walton County
History Fair, Antique Farm Day and Tractor Pull. (Photo


by Alicia Leonard)


treated and released from a
local hospital.

WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFF MICHAEL AD-
KINSON presided over a
dedication ceremony an-
nouncing the completion of
the new Paxton substation
on March 29. Adkinson said
part of the substation's mis-
sion was to provide a link
back to the agency's infor-
mation mainframe, enabling
the building to be used as a
field command center, if nec-
essary. However, the main
purpose of the facility was
to give the sheriffs office a
more visible presence in
Paxton and the larger north
Walton Community.

STATEATTORNEYWIL-
LIAM EDDINS for the First
Judicial Circuit announced
on March 28, that a Walton
County grand jury had in-
dicted Daryl Wade Mayatte
for first degree murder. The
indictment was for the death
ofAlceno Pacheos/Perez and
attempted first degree mur-
der of Rafeal Rogus which
occurred on March 12, 2011
in south Walton County.

LOCAL SPECIAL OLYM-
PIC 'SUPPORTERS Bruce
and Karen Butts held a go-
ing away party for Special
Olympians Patty Douglass
and Greg Floyd. The party
was held at the Butts' resi-
dence and was well attend-
ed. Floyd and Douglass were
about to embark on a trip to
California and then later to
Greece to participate in sev-
eral events.

WELL OVER 200 PAR-
ENTS, STUDENTS AND
.EDUCATORS took the op-
portunity to tour the new
Emerald Coast Middle
School in Santa Rosa Beach
on Thursday, March 31. The
gatheringwas a rare chance
to tour a school facility just
prior to its completion. Sev-
eral Walton County school
officials were on hand to
lead the citizens on the tour.
"This is the first school in
the county that is truly a
21st century facility," said
District Director of Facilties


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Mark Gardner.

MORE THAN 30 LAW
ENFORCEMENT : OFFI-
CERS gathered on March
31, to carry the "Flame of"
Hope" through downtown
DeFuniak Springs. The
event was an effort to raise
awareness for the Special
Olympics Florida State
Summer Games. The Law
Enforcement Torch Run
raises an average of $34
million worldwide and more
than 85,000 officers from 35
counties participate each
year.

A LARGE CROWD
TURNED OUT FOR Family
Fun Day held at Wee Care
Park in DeFuniak Springs
on April 2. The event was
sponsored by the Fami-
lies First network and the
Walton County Prevention
Coalition. Attendees en-
joyed face painting games
and prizes some of which
were donated by the Walton
County Sheriffs office.

A MAN REPORTEDLY
HANDING OUT MONEY
in south Walton was ar-
rested in Panama City on
April 5. Brad David Bru-
nette was reported to be dis-
tributing large sums of cash
to gas station patrons near
the intersection of U.S. 331
and U.S. 98. Sheriffs traced
a license tag on the vehicle
Brunette was driving to a,
Georgia women that had
reported the tag had been
stolen. Panama City officers
booked Brunette on a'charge
of violation. of a March 31
protective injunction.

MEMBERS OF THE
WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS went to Tal-
lahassee on March 23 to at-
tend the Florida Association
of Counties Legislative Day.
This annual event updates
commissioners, managers
and administrators on the
bills filed in legislative ses-
sion that affect counties and'
local governments across
the state. One of the topics
the commissioners targeted
was funding for the four-


laning of U.S. 331.

DOZENS OF CON-
CERNED parents attended
a marathon meeting of the
Walton County School Board
to discuss the possibility of
moving fifth-graders to the
new Emerald Coast Middle
School for the upcoming
school year. The move was
intended to help with over-
crowding at Bay and Bulter
Elementary schools. Both
sides of the issue were rep-
resented and a workshop
was scheduled for March 15,
to continue the discussion.

THE BILL THAT
WOULD ALLOW post-
Hurricane Dennis seawalls
and other coastal armoring
in Walton County to stay
in place without a state
permit cleared two state
House of Representatives
subcommittees, along with
the State Affairs Commit-
tees, with predominantly
favorable votes. The bill af,
fected coastal armoring con-
structed in Walton County
between July 10, 2005 and
April 30, 2005.

FIVE WALTON COUN-
TY SHERIFFS OFFICE
DEPUTIES were honored
by the Northwest Florida
Chapter of Mothers Against
Drunk Driving (MADD) for
removing 75 impaired driv-
ers from county roadways in
2010. MADD recognized the
top three law enforcement
officers in each county who
removed the ,most impaired
drivers from the road. Dep-
uty Nathan Hicks took the
top spot with 25 arrests and
Deputy Mindy Shelton took
second place with 20 arrests.
Deputies Chad Biernacki,
Taylor Park and Chris
Whatmough each made 10
arrests and tied for third.


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compound which is undergoing a facelift and expansion
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one of several that helped out with the tribal center, which
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APRIL
Continued From 9-A
Joi Oredson Rodriguez, 50,
of Norman, Okla., was air-
lifted in critical condition to
Sacred Heart of Pensacola.

AT THE FREEPORT
CITY COUNCIL meeting
of April 12, Mayor Mickey
Marse advised the Coun-
cil that the final approval
for the Florida Energy and
Climate Commission Clean
Energy Grant for solar pow-
ered lights and equipment
at the Sports Complex has
.been approved. Cliff Knauer
of Preble-Rish reported to
the Council that an audit
of the bid on this work had
been found to contain costs
that should not have been
included. The corrected job
cost was $50,000.

SEVERAL COMMUNITY
MINDED INDIVIDUALS
gathered on April 12 to place
a Santa Rosa Beach Centen-
nial time capsule into the
ground at the South Walton
Court House. The capsule
contained informational
items envisioned to be of
historical interest to future
generations, including lo-
cal news articles and maps,
historical writings, posters
and other information on
the Santa Rosa Beach Sep-
tember 2010 centennial cel-
ebration. The capsule is to
be opened in 100 years.

THE SOUTH WALTON
TOURIST DEVELOP-
MENT COUNCIL (TDC)
was approved to move for-
ward with new "brand sto-
ry," naming structure and
tagline to market Walton
County's beaches in print,
radio, broadcast and other


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


DeFuniak Springs man


arrested for child abuse


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) today ar-
rested James Arthur Great-
house Jr., 36, of DeFuniak
Springs, for inflicting great
harm on a juvenile who is
less than 10 years old.

The WCSO investigation


began Dec. 5 after investi-
gators received allegations
that Greathouse aggressive-
ly lifted a child by the head
and allowed the child to fall
to the floor. The juvenile
sustained approximately
three fractures as a result of
the fall.


Greathouse was charged
with one count of cruelty to-
ward a child, a third-degree
felony; and one count of child
neglect causing great harm,
a second-degree felony. He
was booked into the Walton
County Jail. The case is ac-
tive and ongoing.


DFSPD investigates


burglary of local business


SANTA ROSA BEACH Centennial Committee members
gather near the plaque marking the time capsule. Plans are
for the capsule to stay in place, in the ground outside the
South Walton Courthouse Annex, until 2110 before being
unearthed. Front, left to right: Chick Huettel; Jess Eberhart;
Jack Abbit; and Johndra Culp. Back, left to right: Paul Viz-
ard, Ken Little, Mike Ragsdale, and Brenda Rees. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


media. In connection with
the "brand evolution," the
name with which the beach-
es were promoted, "Beaches
of South Walton" is to be
phased out and replaced
with a shortened "South
Walton."


NEW DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
MEMBERS Mac Work and
Ron Kelley were sworn in
at a City Council regular
meeting as was City Mar-

See APRIL 11-A


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE REPORT


DeFuniak Springs Police ter, 34, DFS, Possession of' Violation of protective, in-
arrested the following peo- crack, heroine, cocaine, junction,
pie during the week ending Martin Barron-Rodri- Jessica Lee Morton, 23,
Dec. 25, 2011: guez, 33, Fort Pierce, War- DFS, Operating motor ve-
rant, hicle w/o valid DL,
SLateya Denise Pot- '* Julian Adams,'28, DFS, Jenny M. Harrison, 33,
SAddress not given, DWLSR.


WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people during the
week ending Dec. 25, 2011:

Aryk Bleu Christian,
39, DFS, DUI,
William Beau Clenney,
27, DFS, Battery domestic,
violation ofi domestic vio-
lence injunction, follow/ha-
rass/cyberstalk after injunc-
tion,
Randy Allen Davis, 44,
Donalsonville, Ga., Carry-
ing concealed weapon, pos-
session of ammo or weapon
by convicted felon,
Brian Timothy Grant,
31, DFS, VOP,
James Travris Hamill,
33, SRB, Worthless checks
x3,
Ronald Alvie McNeil,
66, Destin, Warrant,
David Joseph Moore,
41, Big Lake, Minn., Child
support, MVOP,
Belinda Ann Murker-
son, 31, DFS, Causing bodi-
ly harm (domestic),
Jamie Yvonne Raboin,
32, Lynnhaven, Possession
of cocaine, poss. of narcotic
equipment, warrant,
Linda Maxine Starkey,
49, DFS, Causing bodily
harm (domestic),
Line Oftedahl Sumpter,
38, SRB, Battery domestic,
Wesley Dale Gwynn,
45, DFS, Warrant,
Nafessah Jamilla
Brooks, 31, DFS, Fraud, lar-
ceny,
Kris Ann Hudson, 48,
DFS, Worthless check, lar-
ceny,
Micheal Steven Par-
rish, 39, Choctaw Beach,
Aggravated battery,
Sarah Jane Burns, 45,
Miramar Beach, Battery do-
mestic,
James Arthur Great-
house, 36, DFS, Intentional
infliction of physical or men-
tal injury on child, child ne-
glect causing great harm,
Blair Mayer, 42, Ocean
Springs, Miss., Theft $300
5,000, making false entry


into corporate books x7,
James Loyd Owens, 39,
Carryville, Fla., DUI,
Jace Benjamin Smith,
21, DFS, Grand theft of fire-
arm,
Omar Maurice Terrell,
27, Freeport, Battery, crimi-
nal mischief damages $200
- 1,000,
Jordan Robert Whaley,
21, St. Cloud, Fla., Posses-
sion of controlled substance
w/o prescription, poss. of
hallucinogen, poss. of mari-
juana 20 grams, poss. of
narcotic equipment,
Terrel Durham, 28,
DFS, VOP,
Michaet Renee Cama-
cho, 36, SRB, VOP,


Jeb Travis Chaney, 22,
Niceville, VOP,
S Michael Durward
Hayes, 54, Panama City
Beach, Worthless check,
Doug Paul Kologinski,
40, DFS, Failure to obtain
a certificate of salvage de-
struction,
Kurtis Frair, 28, Hurl-
burt Field, Warrant,
Cory 'Lee Raybon, 26,
SRB, Fraud, FTA,
Batarus Tyjuan Hill,
33, DFS, Distribution of co-
caine, child support,
Glenn Edward Ward,
53, DFS, Violation of protec-
tive injunction,
David Reed Wesson, 19,
PDL, VOP.


TIE OLECIO
g PROG RAM I eigs?


Walton County residents north of the
Choctawhatchee Bay can have old tires
picked up for free by North Walton Mosquito
Control during the months of November -
February. North Walton Mosquito Control
will only handle the rubber portion of tires -
not rims. Also, we cannot pick
up tires generated by
commercial entities. Businesses "
should contact the county-
landfill to inquire about tire --'
disposal.

Old tires hold water and breed several
species of mosquitoes, some of which are
linked to diseases.

If you want old tires collected please call our
office:

850-892-8183
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR TIRE PICK-UP.


On Dec. 22, officers of the
DeFuniak Springs Police
responded to a break-in at
Stella's Florist & Boutique
located on 766 Baldwin Av-
enue.
Officers found evidence
indicating, that entry was
gained by forcing the rear


door to the business open.
Once inside, the suspects)
cut the electric, telephone,
computer, and the security
surveillance wiring. The
cash register was also re-
moved, which was located
near the business. An undis-
closed amount was report-


edly stolen.
The investigation is still
ongoing. The DeFuniak
Springs Police encourages
anyone that might have any
information pertaining to
this incident or any criminal
activity to contact them im-
mediately.


Twisted Metal owner arrested

for illegally crushing car


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) arrested
Douglas Kologinski, 40, of
DeFuniak Springs Fla., for
destroying a vehicle without
a valid Derelict Motor Ve-
hicle Certificate.
SThe WCSO investigation
began Oct. 3 after a Free-
port woman alleged that her
1994 Buick was stolen from
her property approximately
three months before con-
tacting law enforcement.
The WCSO investigation
revealed that Mark Bizzell


allegedly stole the victim's
vehicle and his wife, Lisa
Bizzell, sold the vehicle to
Twisted Metal Recycling
and Auto Salvage, Inc. for
approximately $277. The in-
vestigation further revealed
that Kologinski allegedly
destroyed the stolen vehicle
Sept. 7 without obtaining a
valid Derelict Motor Vehicle
Certificate from the Florida
Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Kologinski was, charged
with one count of failure to


obtain a certificate of sal-
vage destruction, a third-
degree felony.
Mark Bizzel was ar-
rested Dec. 14 and charged
with one count of dealing in
stolen property, a second-
degree felony; and theft, a
third-degree felony. Lisa
Bizzel was arrested Dec. 14
and charged with one count
of dealing in stolen proper-
ty, a second-degree 'felony;
and fraud, a third-degree
felony. All were booked into
the Walton County Jail.


BCC MEETING DATES for 2012
Dates, Times and Locations are subject to change


JANUARY
January 10, 2012
January 24, 2012


FEBRUARY
February 14, 2012
February 28, 2012

MARCH
March 13, 2012
March 27, 2012

APRIL
April 10, 2012
April 24; 2012

MAY
May 08,-2012
May 22, 2012'

JUNE
June 12, 2012
June 26, 2012

JULY
July 10, 2012
July 24, 2012

AUGUST
August 14, 2012
August 28, 2012

SEPTEMBER
September 11, 2012
September 25 2012

OCTOBER
October 09, 2012
October 23, 2012

NOVEMBER
November 13, 2012
November 27, 2012

DECEMBER
December 11, 2012
December 25, 2012


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011
APRIL -,
Continued From 10-A


shal Mark Weeks. Mayor
Harold Carpenter welcomed
the new members, also in-
forming them, "I have no
problem calling you out of
order if you become that out
of order." Later in the eve-
ning's meeting, Carpenter
was forced to bang his gavel
and declare "Mr. Work, I'll
conduct this meeting."

ON THURSDAY,
APRIL 21, during the
American Public Works
Association(APWA) Flor-
ida Chapter 2011 Annual
Meeting and Trade Show in
Daytona Beach, Kim Kirby
was elected President of the
APWA Florida Chapter. "I
am extremely honored to
serve our membership and
those in the business of pub-
lic works as president of the
APWA Florid Chapter. It is
an lionor and privilege to
have been nominated and
Selected by my public, works
colleagues throughout the.
state of Florida," Kirby stat-
ed.

ONAPRIL-18, A CITIZEN
approached a DeFuniak
Springs Police Officer in the
agency parking lot and ad-
vised him that a lady driv-
ing a Lincoln had something
wrong with her and nearly
killed him. The search of the
vehicle ended just outside of
the city limits when officers
made contact with the driv-
er Anne M. Marx. Marx had
also been reported to anoth-
er officer for a separate inci-
dent around the same time.
Marx was transported to
Healthmark Regional Medi-
cal Center for observation.

DOZENS OF CHILDREN
OF ALL AGES turned out
on a beautiful day to enjoy
Easter celebrations on April
24. Both the city of Freeport
and Defuniak Springs held
Easter egg hunts to the de-
light of the kids. A car show
was also part of the event
in Freeport and Covenant
Hospice helped the children
enjoy the day in DeFuniak
Springs ......


LISA MILLER with Medusa the red-tailed, hawk. A
Niceville resident, Miller is a permitted wildlife iehabilita-
tor sometimes called the Bird Lady. She talked to the Her-
ald Breeze about her commitment to saving sick and injured
wild animals and her work as a member of the Wildlife Re-
habilitators Partnership of NW Florida, Inc. (Photo by Ben
Grafton)


MAY

KIM KIRBY resigned
as DeFuniak Springs City
Manager May 3, 2011. Kirby
released a statement to the
press about her resignation.
"Serving our community,


staff, mayor, and city coun-
cil, for the past six years has
been a joy and a blessing
for me. I am so proud of the
amazing progress we have
made and all we have ac-
complished together in im-
proving safety equipment,


THE MAD HOSTS greet their little guests. Seated l-r are
Chandler Lee as Alice, Dawn Glover as the White Rabbit,
and Brook Stetler as the Mad Hatter. The Mad Tea Party at
Alys Beach helped raise funds for Mattie Kelly Arts Founda-
tion. (Photo by Bruce Collier). ............. ..


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infrastructure, quality as-
surance, customer service,
professional, development,
required training and pro-
viding competitive compen-
sation and benefits while
practicing fiscal responsi-
bility. This has resulted in
employee pride, excellence
and outstanding services
for our citizens. However,
recent events have changed
things considerable for me,
and I question whether the
next several years will be as
fruitful for m as the past'six
have been. Because of this,
I have tendered my resigna-
tion."

THE FALLEN HEROES
memorial plaque has anoth-
er name added to its roster.
Only a year earlier, a dedi-
cation ceremony held beside
the park, introduced thp
plaque to the public. A large
number of law enforcement
and first responders were
on-site at the ceremony.
The idea for the plaque was
touted, as a plan conceived
by District 4 Commissioner
Sara Comander to honor the
country's fallen law enforce-
ment officers in a public way
and to recognize their sacri-
fice for the public safety of
Walton County. The tragic
loss of Col. Gregory Malloy
of the department of cor-
rections on Feb. 2, while in
pursuit of a felony suspect
was commemorated on the
plaque. Malloy was a De-
Funiak Springs native and
a graduate of Walton Se-
nior High School. Malloy's
funeral services drew so
many attendees, it had to be
held at Walton Senior High
School auditorium. Florida
Governor Rick Scott, Attor-
ney General Pam Bondi and
the Secretary of the Depart-
ment of Corrections were in
attendance at the morning
services.

FREEPORT BRINGS
home the farm. The city of
Freeport proposed and held
a first reading of an ordi-
nance to amend the Free-
port Land Development
Code to provide for the keep-
ing of domestic livestock, de-
scribed as" ...horses, swine,


,cattle, goats, sheep....," "....
chickens, geese, ducks,
guinea fowl, peacocks,..."
and "...exotic animals such
as Ostriches and llamas,..."
within the city limits. The
proposed ordinance would
permit keeping domestic
animals on land transition-
ing from vacant to develop-
ment and it would not allow
these animals in platted
subdivisions unless the sub-
division is designed with ac-
commodations for them and
contains restrictions within
its covenants.


RED BAY GROCERY
reopens after fire. With
little fanfare, the Red Bay
Grocery, which was heavily
damaged from a fire in Jan-
uary 2011, reopened. The
structure has undergone
some substantial changes
from the original. The com-
munity owned grocery/res-
taurant had been open just
shy of three years when
the fire broke out. Princi-
pal owner Charles Morgan
said, We are excited to get
the store back opern;so .the
community has a place to


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gather and drink coffee in
the morning. We really had
the partners pull together
and help to get it rebuilt. We
owe a great deal of thanks
to everybody who helped get
the store open so quick. A
lot of people showed concern
about the store and it made
us feel good."

SEAWALL LOCAL BILL
set to become law. The local
bill that had originated with
beachfront property owners
in Walton County was ap-
proved by both chambers of
the Florida Legislature and
is set to become law. HB1311
was initiated by property
owners who had construct-
ed coastal armoring, includ-
ing seawalls and sand-filled
geotextiles, after Hurricane
Dennis caused significant
coastal erosion in Walton
County in 2005. During the
emergency period after the
hurricane, in order to as-
sist beachfront homeowners
to shore up their property,
Walton County had issued
emergency permits for prop-
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MEMORIAL PLAQUE HONORS law enforcement offi-
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side Wee Care Park in DeFuniak Springs was to be marked
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of armoring. The permits
were issued with the un-
derstanding that the hom-
eowners would be required
to either obtain a permit for
their armoring to remain in
place on a permanent ba-
sis--- or remove the armor-
ing within 60 days. HB1311
removes the requirement
for property owners with
yet-unpermitted armoring
constructed in connection
with the county emergency
period approvals to obtain
a state permit---and allows
the armoring to remain in
place permanently.

DECISION ELIMI-
NATES beach bonfire per-
mits through October. Due
to concerns over threatened
sea turtles and the letter of
the law, no permits for beach
bonfires are to be issued in
Walton County from May 1
through-Oct. 31. According
to county code, a permit is
required for a beach bonfire
and the South Walton Fire
District-(SWFD) is responsi-
ble for the issuance of beach
bonfire permits. At the re-
quest of the county, the
SWFD took over the respon-
silbdity 'for beach bonfire
permits in December 2010.
The SWFD had developed
and implemented an educa-
tional program to promote
safety in connection with
the permitting program.
Among permit requirements
are that bonfires must take
place on private property
owned by the permitted or
with'permission of the prop-
erty owner. The fire must'
also be in a container, not
directly on the beach sand.

COMMISSIONERS AP-
PROVE KISELA as county
administrator. As a result
of the special May 9 Walton
County Commission meet-
ing, Greg Kisela was ap-
proved to take over the posi-
tion of county administrator.
Two weeks earlier, the com-
missioners had ranked Kise-
la as their top choice from a
field of four candidates for
the vacant position. they
had also directed County
Attorney Lynn Hoshihara to
negotiate with him to work
out an agreement to bring
him onboard as adminis-
trator. Kisela was serving
as city manager for Destin,
'Fla., when the decision was
made.
While expressing confidence
that the candidate would do
an excellent job and noting
that he was highly recom-
mended, District 4 Commis-
sioner Sara Comander noted
that the salary.offer negoti-
ated, combined with benefits
and the county automobile
to be provided would come
to $150,000 annually, "more
than anybody's ever made
in this county." She had
concerns about the expendi-
ture, given the county's bud-
get limitations. Comander
instead proposed a salary
of $127,000. District 5 Com-
missioner Cecilia Jones re-
sponded that the agreement
before them had been the
results of four hours of nego-
tiations and that the coun-
ty administrator position
would result in a $10,000
pay cut for Kisela. After
more discussion, the motion
to approve the agreement
Carried 4-1 with Comander
voting no. Kisela's first day
of work was scheduled for


June 21.

FIVE POLICE officers
asked for a ride home after
a May 9, DeFuniak Springs
City Council meeting. The
standing room only crowd
drew many employees of the
city after hearing rumors
that the new council would
incorporate changes.in how
city vehicles were used.
Councilman Kermit Wright
was sworn into office, after
winning a heated run-off
election against long sitting
councilmen James Huff-
man. Councilmen Mac Work
made two motions: that no
city vehicle is taken home
with the exception of po-
lice officers who live within
five miles of the city limits
or utility workers who are
on-call; no non-employees
are allowed to ride in a city
vehicle unless declared of-
ficial business. The former
passed three-to-two, Wright
and Henry Ennis yielding
nay votes. The latter passed
unanimously. The motion
and issue was brought to
light after Work placed the
discussion of personal use of
pityvehicles on the agenda
after reports that an em-
ployee was using a city ve-
hicle to pick up family mem-
bers in the Alpine Heights
community, and' that three
police officers were driving
patrol cars home to Crest-
view, south Walton and the
Bonifay-Vernon area; City
Marshal Mark Weeks con-
firmed officers were driving
cars home to those areas,
noting,"I inherited the prob-
lem." City Attorney Clayton
Adkinson urged, "That has
to stoptoday, that's in viola-
tion of our policy."

NATIONAL DAY OF
PRAYER a community suc-
cess organizers say. More
than 870 people were in
attendance at the 10th an-
nual Walton County Day
of Prayer, held May 5 at
Chipley Park in DeFuniak
Springs. For the past five
years* the event has been
held around the base of Lake
DeFuniak, but this year's
Day of Prayer was the first
to use the shape of the lake
yard as a natural amplifier,
as prayers were led from
a boat in the center of the
lake. The Day of Prayer, in
its 60th year of observance
nationwide, "addresses sev-
en areas in need of God's
intercession," said Jan Red-
wine, one of the two event
Coordinators for the Walton
County Day of Prayer Com-
mittee. Those seven areas
range from national govern-
ment, education, the family,.
the news and the entertain-
ment media.

FLORIDA'S FIRST LADY
visits Butler Elementary.
Florida first lady Annette
'Ann" Scott made a stop by
Van R. Butler Elementary
School. Scott toured the
school with Walton Coun-
ty School Superintendent
Carlene Anderson, Butler
Principal Tammy Smith,
school board member Sha-
ron Roberts and Assistant
Principal Jeff Infinger and
took the time to visit stu-
dents in many classrooms.
She .participated in a ques-
tion and answer session
with fifth-graders, winding
up her visit. During the ses-
sion students learned that
the Governor and Mrs. Scott
have a daughter who is a
teacher.


BARK PARK UNDER
. new management. Like
many non-profit groups, the
one running the Bark Park
located on J.D. Miller Road
had been feeling the eco-
nomic pinch of securing do-
nations. Fearing they might
not be able to stay afloat,
they ceded management. to
Laurie Hood of Alaqua Ani-
mal Refuge. "The reason I
got involved is to try and
keep animals from bounc-
ing back into the system. I
met with the county and we
looked around. There is a lot
more acreage there that was
not used. There is almost
19 acres there..It is beauti-
ful land with wild sage and
deer living back there. We
are thinking about creating
some trails where people can
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DFS CITY COUNCIL
reconsiders assistant fire
chiefs vehicle in take-home
car dispute. Mayor Pro-Tem-
pore Henry Ennis served as
mayor in Harold Carpen-
ter's absence at a special
meeting May 11, in which
the DeFuniak Springs City
Council convened to dis-
cuss allowing Assistant Fire
Chief Charles Burney to
drive his city vehicle home.
Councilman Mac Work who
initiated the former meet-
ing's motion to restrict use
of city vehicles, motioned
to include Burney's vehicle
as an on-call emergency ve-
hicle. Kermit Wright gave a
second to the motion. Coun-
cilman Ron Kelley asked, "I
take it [Burney's] personal
vehicle doesn't fall under
the city's insurance um-
brella and... that's the rea-
son for the change?" City
Attorney Clayton Adkinson
confirmed. Before the mo-
tion came to call,. Wright
addressed the cheifs, Brian
Coley and Burney, as well
as the police officers in at-
tendance. "Anytime we
make a decision... and it
seems stupid to you all don't
you walk outside and make
a statement that now we're
playing stupid. Come back
to us the next time. In oth-
er words, you guys are the
leaders of our troops, they
look to you for an example to
be set, so let's act like we're
leaders. Whenever we mess
up, which I've said from the
beginning I will make a mis-
take, and in this case I did,
come back to us next time
and we'll correct the mis-
take, but please don't walk
outside and let attitudes
prevail like happened [at
the last City Council meet-
ing]." The vote to allow Bur-
ney to drive his city vehicle


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MAY DAY CHAIRMAN MARCUS BALDWIN welcomed
everyone to the festival. Warm temperatures and sunny skies
greeted hundreds of visitors to the fifth annual May Day
SFestival on\Saturday, May 21. This year's festival was held
at the Walton County Fairgrounds and was designed to wel-
come everyone in the community to a day of food, fun and
fellowship. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


'the leash free area," said
Hood. Another area under
discussion was whether or
not to have memberships or
just allow all comers.to the
park. One of the problems
with an open park is peo-
ple bringing' animals to the
park who had not had their
immunizations or those that
are not neutered. If member-
ships are offered, a key card
system of admission would
probably be implemented
and visitors. could sign a li-
ability agreement to protect
the park.

NWFSC HOLDS RE-
CORD-breaking graduation
and invests new president.
The new home of Northwest
Florida State College (NWF-
SC) Raiders basketball team
held host the largest gradu-
ation in students in NWFSC
history. Almost 2,000 gradu-
ates were hosted in a stand-
ing room-only crowd of well
wishers, family and friends.
The soon-to-be new grads
held the floor of the 2,200
seat arena in the new $30
million complex, as the first
graduating class to use the
new facility. NWFSC Board
of Trustee's Chair, Sandy
Sims, welcomed the crowd
and graduates, presiding
over the presentation of the
college seal and investiture
of new college President Dr.
Ty Handy.


home passed 4-0.

. FREEPORT'S BLOUNT
HOUSE vandalized. At the
May 16 Freeport Council
Meeting, Eleanor Turner of
the Freeport Town Planters
opened a discussion about
the apparent vandalism of
the Blount House facility.
She reported that the cur-
tains had been torn down,
the curtain rods had been
broken, an $800 table dam-
aged, a ceramic doll stolen
and windows doors and
floors were left in "nasty"
condition.
City Clerk Robin Haynes
said there were two possible
approaches to the problem:
either demand a large de-
posit for use of the facility or
change the locks and check


to ensure that the building
is left in undamaged condi-
tion at the end of the rental
period. The Council agreed
that'a person would be as-
signed to open the building
for users, to lock it up after-
wards, and to assure that
the building and its contents
were not damaged. The city
would draw up a policy re-
quiring more identity infor-
mation from applicants us-
ing city property and it will
use the information to hold
applicants responsible for
any damage done as a result
of their use of these facility.

MARKET UNDER THE
OAKS has successful debut.
When Robert and Kathryn
Barley bought the 10-acre
parcel of land known as the
est'Florida Farmers Co-op on
SR-83 in DeFuniak Springs,
they were first unsure what
to do with the property.
They already owned and
operated Barley's at the
old Co-op on a piece of the
parcel selling army surplus,
camping gear, rain barrels
and lots of other odd things.
After some thought, the cou-
ple decided the land'should
be used to give the /local
farmers an outlet for their
produce. "It's a simple con-
cept and we need to give our
farmers a place to sell. We
want to do good works. This
is 10 beautiful acres of land
with lots of trees for shade.
We know it gets really hot,
so the shade and the hours,
8 a.m. till noon, should all
work together. I am hoping
we can get some churches in-
volved to sell baked goods to
supplement the collections,"
Kathryn said. The first mar-
ket featured squash, cab-
bage, eggs, greens, potatoes,
tomatoes, boiled peanuts,
jams, jellies,, honey, pea-
nut brittle, pecan brittle,
handmade bamboo flutes,
roosters and free mule and
wagon rides. Edward Barley
owns Bill and Jake, he prize
winning pair of matched
mules. "Those mules pulled
kids all around the place in
the wagon all morning and
the kids had a great time,"
said Kathryn.

BEACH BONFIRES: on4
again following commis-
sion decision. No permits
for beach bonfires had been
issued in Walton. County
since May 1, but they were,
again available on May 11.
After discussion between
the county staff and the
South Walton Fire Depart-
ment (SWFD), am amend-
ment to the ordinance had
been proposed for approval
by the BCC on April 24. The
amendments would have re-
moved bonfires from the or-
dinance's definition of"point
sources of light." After pub-
lic comment and BCC dis-
cussion, the commissioners
had reached consensus that
bonfires were in fact a source
of light. They declined to ap-
prove the amendment, re-
sulting in SWFD suspend-
ing the issuance of permits
through Oct. 31, the end of
the sea turtle nesting sea-
son. County Attorney Lynni
Hoshihara stated that, af-
ter a review of the wildlife
Lighting Ordinance, it was
her "reading" that the or-
dinance did not prohibit
beach bonfires during sea
turtle nesting season. She
explained that, even though
bonfires were included in
the ordinance's definition
of point sources of light,
the ordinance did not pro-
hibit them during sea turtle
nesting season because they
were not exterior artifi-
cial light sources and they
were not "used to illuminate
buildings, grounds, struc-
tures, pools, fountains, land-
scapes, roadways, signs," or
"other site amenities" in the


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MARIE AND KEITH Armstrong simply backed a pick-up truck to a shady spot and
opened for business selling jams, jellies and pickles at the Market Under the Oaks on Hwy.
83 in DeFuniak Springs. The big market is planned to be open the first Saturday of every
month, but produce seekers can drop by every Saturday. (Photo by Kathryn Barley)


beachfront area to which
the ordinance would ap-
ply. Hoshihara added that
Walton County had never
prohibited beach bonfires in
the sea turtle nesting sea-
son during the time prior
to December 2010 when the
county had been responsible
for issuance of beach bonfire
permits. She explained that
there are measures in place
to protect sea turtles from
negative impacts due to bon-
fires, among those the re-
quirements for fires to be in
a container and prohibitions
on fires in close proximity to
sea turtle next. Hoshihara
told the commissioners that
in her opinion it would ac-
tually be necessary for the
ordinance to be amended
in order for beach bonfires
to be prohibited during sea
turtle nesting season. Dis-
trict 5 commissioner Cecilia
Jones said she would sup-
port beach bonfire permit-
ting as long the protective
measures currently in place
were followed. She moved
to approve Hoshihara's in-
terpretation of the Wildlife
Lighting Ordinance in its ex-
isting form. The motion was
approved with all-aye vote
for the four commissioners
present for the meeting:

SOUTH WALTON EN-
TREPRENEUR Matthew
Nicholas 'is passionate
about earth-friendly issues.
His solution was a cab that
uses vegetable oil as its pri-
mary fuel. "I had heard of
the concept and researched
the idea for about a year
and a half," said Nicholas.
"I decided to pull the trig-
ger and start the business.
Thankfully, the response
has been great from locals
and tourist alike." Nicholas
and his business associate
Chris Windsor collect used
vegetable oil for several area
restaurants and process the
oil in their home-based per-
filiterazation system. The
system strains any foreign
material that might impede
the flowing freely from the
fuel tank to the five-cylinder
turbo diesel engine. Accord-
ing to Windsor converting
the 1983 Mertcedes. 3.00 SD
was not as complicated 'as
some might thiik. "The die-
sel engine was originally
invented to run on peanut
oil," he said enthusiastical-
ly. "This endeavor is really
a way of returning to those
roots. Mathew and I are
both very passionate about
this business. We know
there would be a positive re-
sponse but people come up to
us and tell us we are doing
something for the planet."

DFS CITY COUNCIL
places' moratorium or im-
pact/tap fees. At the May
23 meeting of the DeFuniak
Springs City Council, Mayor
Pro-Tempore Henry Ennis
raised the motion to place
a moratorium on impact
fees, tap fees, and survey
requirements for one year.
Councilman Ron Kelley
gave a second to the first
two motions, stating, "I
campaigned on this issue..."
Ennis addressed each in a
second motion, declaring
the first, "I move to place a
moratorium of assessments
and collections of all im-
pact fees that come due on
or from June 1 forward for
a period of one years from
June 1, [2011] Sara Bowers
stated, "Just as finance di-
rector, I want the Council to
be aware, I talked to Joann
with rural development. We
have $1 million pledged to
use our impact fee monies,
which we'll still use those
funds and we have those
funds available to use. But
had we not had that million

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MAY
Continued From 12-A
dollars we would've added
on a yearly basis to our debt
service $45,930 and'that's
on a 40-year bond at three
and three-eights percent."
Ennis' motion to place a
moratorium on tap fees car-
ried five-to-zero.

THE E.O.WILSON Bio-
philla Center opens for visi-
tors. There was good news
for everyone who had been
waiting for the opportunity
to visit the E.O. Wilson Bio-
philia Center. Through an
innovative, public-private
partnership between the
Walton County Tourist De-
velopment Council (TDC)
and M.C. Davis, the, E.O.
Wilson Biophilia Center will
provide a fun, new activ-
ity for visitors and the com-
munity that did not exist
before. Nestled on Nokuse
Plantation, one of the most
biodiverse areas in the con-
tinental U.S., the hands-on
learning center will be open
to the public during select
days and times throughout
the year, Beginning Jurie 3.

ON MAY 20, 2011, Wal-
ton County Health Depart-
ment Administrator Gail
Allen celebrated the open-
ing of a new dental clinic.
Allen stated,"Qpening this
clinic is the fulfillment of
our dream, There are over
4,000 Medicaid eligible chil-
dren under the age of 21 in
Walton County. From Janu-
ary through April of 2011,
288 children have received
dental services. Medicaid
enrolled children through
age 20 are eligible for dental
care services such as exams,
x-rays, cleaning, sealants,
fillings, oral health educa-
tion, routine extractions or
root canals."

WCSB APPROVES NEW
EVALUATIONS, named
high preforming district.
The Walton County School
District received notification
moments before its May 17
school-board meeting that it
is one ofl3-high-pelrtorming
school dist rcts in -the state,
one of only five to earn the
honor for five consecutive
years. The Walton County
School Board unanimously
approved the redesigned
teacher and principal evalu-
ations required under Sen-
ate Bill 736. These evalua-
tions base half of teachers'
and administrators' evalu-
ations on student learning
gains. and half on a model
being developed within the
school district which was
sent to the Department of
Education for approval by
June 1. The model is pre-
dicted to require principals
and assistant principals to
rate teachers' performance
numerous times through
out the year based on a
points scale which rates per-
formance as unsatisfactory,
needs improvement, effec-
tive, and highly effective.

PAXTON TOWN COUN-
CIL votes 3-2 against merit
raises for water depart-
.ment employees. A motion
to grant Paxton city water
department employees a
raise of 2 percent was voted
down by a split vote of the
Paxton Town Council. The
Council went through sev-
eral rounds of debate on the
issue of merit-based salary
raises ever since it was first
broached last November,
but the most recent regu-
larly scheduled meeting,
held May 17, the Council
members finally came to a
decision, if not a consensus.
A full, line-itemized 'finan-
cial statement for the city
was requested by all Coun-
cil members at last month's
meeting before they would
venture a vote, effectively
setting a deadline. The finan-


cial statement showed the
city currently had $382,000
available in the general bud-
get. The statement showed
a $4,200 net profit in the
last month alone. Council-
man Travis McMillian, who
heads Paxton's water de-
partnIent, made a motion to
give the two eligible employ-
ees a 2-percent raise. That
amount, combines with the
cost of living allowance city
employees received in Octo-
ber, would equal an overall
5-percent salary increase for


concerned workers. Council
Chairman Bobby Kemp, who
had spoken against the mer-
it raise opposed the measure
on the grounds that it would
be untenable for Paxton to
impose any greater financial
burden on the water sys-
tem's customer base, which
includes citizens living on
a fixed income. "People on
a fixed income didn't get a
raise," Kemp said. "They're
the ones I'm most concerned
about." After brief delibera-
tion, the motion was put to
the vote and was defeated
three-to two.

FIFTH ANNUAL MAY
DAY festival welcomes ev-
eryone. Warm temperatures
and sunny skies greeted
hundreds of visitors on the
fifth annual May Day Fes-
tival on Saturday, May 21.
This year's festival was held
at the Walton County Fair-
grounds and was designed
to welcome everyone in the
communityto a day of food,
fun and fellowship. The
festival was opened with
a prayer by Scott Keppel
of the Indian Creek Bap-
tist Church followed by the
presentation of the colors
by members of the Walton
High School ROTC color
guard. Charalene Jennings
then sang the National An-
them.
May Day festivities are
help throughout the Unit-
ed States to recognize the*
Emancipation Proclama-
tion which in essence freed
millions of black Americans
held in bondage. The De-
Funiak Springs version of
May Day was resurrected
five years ago by Marcus
Baldwin which had seen
other communities :in this
area celebrate the day. His
vision of the festival is one
that includes all people de-
spite their racial or cultural
background.

WALTON COUNTY
EYES $4 MILLION budget
shortfall. With the scrub
process starting May 24 for
the County's Fiscal Year
20111-2012 budget, county
commissioners rice again
found themselves in a bud-
get shortfall situation. Di-
minishing revenues from
property taxes and, other
sources have been a fact of
life for Walton County gov-
ernment for the past half
decade. Yearly budgets have
been reduced each year dur-
ing the period, resulting in
an approximate $39.4 mil-
lion total reduction since
Fiscal Year 2006-07. Coun-
ty Commission Chair Larry
Jones addressed the topic of
the new fiscal year budget
at the May 24 Walton Coun-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners (ICC) meeting at
Walton County Courthouse.
Jones said it was his under-
standing that the BCC would
"need to find" $4 million for
the coming fiscal year. Jones.
commented that, due to the
size of the shortfall, "it's go-
ing to impact public policy."

CODE BOARD rules on
wedding house. Owners of
a Seagrove home rented for
weddings, receptions and
other events was found in
error for repeat code viola-
tions. This was the deci-
sion of the Walton County
Code Enforcement Board at
it regular May 19 meeting.
In May 2010, the property
owners had been previously
found in violation for us-
ing their rental property,
located in a Residential
Preservation land use are,
in a non-residential man-
ner, based on the frequency
of the events taking place at
the home and the promotion
and advertising of the prop-.
erty as a wedding/events
venue. The decision came
after testimony of several
neighbors of the home that
wedding events were being


held there on a regular basis,
with as many as 150 people
in attendance, along with
disc jockeys, loud music and
other disturbances to the
neighborhood. The property
owners appealed the deci-
sion in. Walton County Cir-
cuit Court, an din December
2010, Walton County Circut
Judge W. Howard LaPorte
had affirmed the decision.
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TELLING TIME: 10 a.m., with Dr. Jonathan Bryan and sculptor Elizabeth Indianos.
The sundial was constructed in Gainsville, Fla. and then transported in eight large pieces
by flatbed truck to NWFSC's Niceville campus and installed near the northeast corner of
the Science Building on "Saturn's Day" in June 2010.(Photo courtesy of NWFSC)


JUNE

GUM CREEK Cemetery
hosted its 16th annual Me-
morial Day. The 2011 obser-
vances at Gum Creek Cem-
etery in Glendale continued
the community's tradition of
honoring America's military
service men and women
killed in combat.
The ceremonies have
been held for the past 15
years. A crowd of more than
a 115 people from Around
Walton County attended the
program. Also in attendance -
were local elected officials,
including DeFuniak Springs
Mayor C. Harold Carpenter,
Councilmen Ron Kelley,
District 4 County Commis-.
sioner Sara Comander and
Walton County Tax Collec-
tor Rhonda Skipper.
The large presence of
public officials drove home
the message of the event's
guest speaker, retired Air
Force Maj. Gen. Bill Maxon,
who said the core values of
integrity, excellence, and
service above self are not ex-
clusive to the military, but
are exemplified by all those
who give of themselves to
help the country. He said
teachers, government work-
ers, doctors, nurses and law
enforcement officers all de-
serve special commendation
on Memorial Day for the'


right-of-way for fundrais-
ing or events. These may.
include marches, parades,
races, festivals, bucket
drives, or any activity that
may require assistance by
law enforcement. Use of the
right-of-way is not allowed
for organizations, business-
es, or individuals other than
non-profits. State roadways
are a separate issue, and the
state Department of Trans-
portation must approve any
use of the state right-of-way
for events or fund raising.

BCC APPROVES pub-
lic safety communications
project. The Walton County
Sheriffs Office(WCSO) an-
nounced that the Walton
County Board of County'
Commissioners (BCC) ap-
proved a tower lease and
land option agreement that
allowed Walton County first
responders to use multiple
communication over the
Statewide Law Enforcement
System (SLERS).
The Federal Communica-
tions Comission(FCC) man-
dated that all public' radio
safety systems be upgraded
by Jan. 1, 2013 to make
more channels available to
law enforcement fire-rescue,
and other first response
agencies. The initial esti-
mate cost of the unfunded
mandate was approximately


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WORLD WAR II VETERAN Vernon Bish6p addresses
the gathering at GulfPlace Cemetery's Memorial Day obser-
vances. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


work they do ,to make the
most of America's freedom.
"We've been given this
great gift of freedom by our
soldiers and sailors and air-
men and Marines and Coast
Guard folks and lots of
wonderful civilians," Max-
son said. "I think it's a day
to celebrate and remember
what they've done for our
country. The best tribute to
our nation's fallen warriors
is to live out that concept in
our daily lives and to serve
others best we can."

ROADSIDE SOLICITA-
TION/ activity policy re-
viewed. In response to recent
complaints about roadside
solicitation and "panhan-
dling" in Walton. County,
county commissioners have
approved a set of policies
for non-profit organizations
wanting to hold fundraising
drives or other events along
-the county right-of-way.
Gerry Demers, acting
county administrator, pre-
sented the commissioners
with a document setting for
policies for these activities.
Demers said the document
put into writing policies that
Walton County Administra-
tion had been following for
several years.
A permit from county
administration is required
in order for non-profit orga-
nizations to use the county


$7.4 million.
"This is a cost-effective
way to promote public safe-
ty,".said Sheriff Michael A.
Adkinson Jr. "The SLERS
system provides better com-
munication over a wider
range to allow first respond-
ers to work together to save
lives."

LOCAL NATURAL re-
sources damage assessment
workshops hosted. Members
of law firms representing
Walton County in claims re-
lated to Deepwater Horizon
oil spill reviewed Walton
County's "wish list" for proj-
ects to be funded by BP and
got public input for possible
restoration projects.
The public workshops
were hosted by the law
firms Beasley Allen and lo-
cal partner Adkinson Law
Firm. The South Walton
Annex was the location and
about a dozen.citizens par-
ticipated.
The workshops were a
part of the injury assess-
ment and restoration plan-
ning step of the Natural
Resources Damage Assess-
ment (NRDA) process for
the oil spill. The process was
conducted under regulations
developed by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA).

SUPERINTENDENT


CARLENE ANDERSON
talks budget at Tea Party
meeting. Walton County Su-
perintendent of Schools Car-
lene Anderson broke down
the School Boards's pro-
posed 2011-2012 budget in a
presentation to the Walton
County Tea Party Patriots.
Anderson filled in for for-
mer DeFuniak Springs City
Manager Kim Kirby, who.
was originally scheduled, to
speak at the meeting. An-
derson explained, various
aspects of the tentative bud-
get, but she emphasized the
difficulties associated with
maintaining high education-
al standards while cutting a
projected $17.7 million. "We
have to do exactly what we
did last year and more with
a 15.7 percent decline in our
budget," she said. "That's a
big challenge."

WCSO HONORS agency
retirees and members for
outstanding, performance.
Six Walton County Sher-
iff Office (WCSO).members
were honored during a re-
tirement ceremony in De-
Funiak Springs. Friends,
family and co-workers joined
Sheriff Michael Adkinson in
congratulating Sgt. Frank
McCormick, Sgt. Robert
McLendon, Sgt. Herbert
Haigh, Front .Desk Clerk
Jimmy Chapman, Accounts .
Payable Clerk Edwina Ham-
mond and Mechanic Shop
Supervisor Tom Anderson
for their dedicated service to
the WCSO.

LEGISLATORS SEEK
help in defining fair dis-.
tricts. A June 22 meeting
sought input from the pub-
lic on the state redistrict-
ing process. "We are letting
you start the conversation,"
Will Weatherford (R-Wesley
Chapel) told the more than
200 attendees at the meet-
ing which took place at
Gulf Coast State College in
Panama City. Weatherford,


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speaker designate for the
Florida House of Represen-
tatives ad chair of the House
Redistricting Committee,
and Senator Don Gaetz (R-
Niceville), committee chair
for the Senate, served as
co-moderators for the meet-
ing. Dozens of other state
senators and representa-
tives were in attendance as
well. Gaetz commented that
it was probably the largest
assembly of legislators ever
in Bay County.


RED HORSE troops give
Eden a helping hand. Tech
Sgt. Rob Redziniak and his
soon to be mother-in-law
visited Eden a few weeks
prior scouting locations for
his wedding. After speaking
with the park officials about
the beauty of their rose
garden, but some potential
problems with roots lifting
a walk-way in the garden,
he arid 10 fellow Red Horsd
members started to spruce
up the area.
"This is such a beautiful
place and their problem is
within the scope of our prac-
tice, so I saw an opportunity
to help," Redziniak said.
'Fortunately, we had a win-
dow of opportunity between
deployments and this was
an excellent training situa-
tion. To be able to give back
to the community is a great
thing. No one should ever be
so busy not to give back."

WALTON PADDLE trail
is envisioned. A Walton
County commissioner start-
ed work to. make a unique
experience on the ,Choctaw-
hatchee River available for
county residents and visi-
tors. With the approval of
the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
(BCC) District 1 Commis-
sioner Scott Brannon sub-
mitted a grant application
for the 57-mile-long Choc-
tawhatchee River Paddle
Trail. The canoe/kayak trail
would link three river land-
ings with stops at other trail
head locations, including
Morrison Springs and Black
Creek. Brannon said he was.
shown a list of Florida's des-
ignated paddling trails and
realized that most coun-
ties already had canoe and
kayak trails. Walton County
currently does not, but the
county did have a number
of landings along the Choc-
tawhatchee and also several
springs capable of being ac-
cessed from the river.

FREEPORT HIGH School
wins first place in ECPRO
Competition. Freeport High
School's broadcast class,
Bulldog Productions won

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JUNE
Continued From 13-A
first place in the 2011 Em-
erald Coast Public Relations
(ECPRO) Student Campaign
Competition. ECPRO held
the competition to promote
awareness and interest in
the professional field of pub-
lic relations among high
school students. Students
were, asked to pick a cur-
rent issue relevant to high
schoolers and create aware-
ness about their issue.
Prom Safety was the hot
topic for Freeport's Bulldog
Productions Public Service
Awareness (PSA) campaign.
The Freeport students' use
of multi-media outlets to tell
their story can create aware-
ness of teen issues sur-
rounding prom night such
as drinking and driving and
making smart sexual deci-
sions in the first place. The
Bulldog production team
consisted of Megan Fielder,
Haley page, Courtney Job,
Haven Jackson, Prophecy
Spaid, Trey McCracken and
Debra Herndon.

CONSTRUCTION UN-
DERWAY on Sacred Heart
Hospital Cancer Center.
With the vision of becoming
the region's premier cancer
center, Sacred Heart Hospi-
tal is constructing a new fa-
cility in south Walton Coun-
ty. The new Cancer Center
is part of a two-story build-
ing underway on the campus
of Sacred Heart Hospital on
the Emerald Coast. "The fa-
cility will combine excellent
treatment technology, great
doctors and staff, a healing
environment, and individu-
alized patient care support-
ed by the latest knowledge
and research," said Terri
Smith vice president of Sa-
cred Heart Services. "This
new center will enable us to
improve the comfort, priva-
cy, convenience and safety
of our patients," added Rog-
er Hall, president of Sacred
Heart Hospital of the Emer-
ald Coast. The new center is
expected to open in spring
2012.

WCSQ RESPONDS to
1,70Q incidents over. Memo-
rial Day weekend. The Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Office
responded to 1,762 incidents
during the Memorial Day
*holiday weekend. Dozens
of deputies were on-duty to
assist citizens and visitors
with an average response
time of six minutes. "We re-
sponded to nearly 200 more
incidents than this time last
year," said Sheriff Michael
A. Adkinson Jr. "The law
enforcement presence en-
sured our local communities
and visitors were safe dur-
ing the busy weekend." The
Walton County Tourist De-
velopment Council estimat-
ed that hotel occupancy was
at approximately 90 percent
during the extended week-
end. On average, the WCSO
responds to 650 incidents on
weekends. The elevated re-
sponse is attributed to the
influx of visitors over the
holiday weekend.

BAY PARENTS
request teacher rehires at
WCSB. Parents and spouses
of teachers with expired con-
tracts discussed their dis-
taste for, the way some bay


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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND was a busy one for Walton County Sheriffs Office (WCSO)
personnel. The WCSO responded to 1,762 incidents during the Memorial Day holiday week-
end. Dozens of deputies were on-duty to assist citizens and visitors with an average re-


sponse time of six minutes.



teachers were not rehired
for a new school year.
Walton County School
Superintendent Carlene An-
derson responded to the con-
cerns, "I couldn't talk about
specific teachers unless they
allowed me to do that......
the board hasn't terminated
anyone, so no one has been
fired. Under annual con-
tract, which is the teachers
we are talking about, the
contract is one year. When
the contract ends, it ends.
There is no firing, no letting
go, there is just 'the contract
is up, we thank you for your
service."'
Anderson elaborated
the teachers could always
pick up a new contract in
the same schools or differ-
ent schools or others areas
as long as budgets allow or
their was a need for their
services.

WCSO WORKS to medi-
ate beach disputes. Proper-
ty rights verses beach rights
disagreements heated up
emotions in line with the
rising temperatures on local
beaches.
Mike Adkinson's third
beach season as Walton
County Sheriff started off as
a contentious one in his es-
timations, with the number
of disputes between beach-
front property owners and
beach-goers requiring atten-
tion from deputies.
Adkinson commented the
he understood both the ho-
meowners' desire for respect
of their property rights ad
beach-goers' desire to enjoy
the beach. He noted that it
is his duty to enforce'the
law regardless of his per-
sonal opinion or philosophy.
However, the legal aspect of
the issue is complex and far
from clearly defined.

GOV. SCOTT. declares
state of emergency due to
wildfires and drought con-
ditions. Gov. Rick Scott de-
clared a state of emergency
in Florida due to wildfires
and drought conditions.
The declaration put the
state Division of Emergency
Management in charge of
the situation. This included
deploying personnel and re-
:sources of the Florida Na-
tional Guard and other state
and local government agen-
cies as needed. The order
noted extreme to exception-
al drought conditions, with
low potential for rainfall.


RED HORSE PERSONNEL take a break on a balmy
Tuesday morning. Red Horse is a self-sustained unit simi-
lar to the Navy's Seabees. They perform heavy construction,
electrical work and just about anything that the mission re-
quires, in this case, repair work on the rose garden at Eden
Gardens State Park. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


DEMAND EXCEEDS
supply in beach driving lot-
tery. New permits for driv-
ing on the beach inn Walton
County were being issue as
the result of the beach driv-
ing permit lottery that was
held the prior month.
According to the Walton
Count Administration 195
applications for beach driv-
ing were received. Adminis-
tration selected 150 appli-
cations through the lottery.
The "lottery winners" were
then eligible to obtain beach
driving permits.
The 150 new permits
were not vested, so the per-
mits holders may or may not
receive a permit next year;
depending on whether they
apply for the .lottery and
whether their applications
are chosen at that time.
The lottery was part of
the changes approved this
year for the county's beach
driving program; The 150
new permits represented an
expansion to the program
after county commissioners
had made the decision in
the prior year, not to issue
new permits, just permit re-
newals.

STATE PRISON/county
jail garden saves tax dol-
lars. Walton Correctional:
Institution (WCI) Warden;
Alan Pippin is grateful for
the garden partnership be-
tween the prison and the
Walton County Jail.
"It's all about saving the
taxpayers money. We work
for'you," he said. WCI pro-
vides the land and water,
while Walton County Jail
provided seed and fertilizer.
The facilities split the har-
vest.
Under the watchful eye
of Sgt. Ira Bird the 25-acre
garden has yielded over
410,685 pounds of vegeta-
bles since the first planting
inn the fall of 2008. Had the
two, facilities had to pur-
chase that amount of food, it
would have cost $166,903-a
conservative estimate.

SHERIFF SAYS killing
was an "an act of pure evil."
A Santa Rosa beach man
was charged with the mur-
der of Courtney Wilkes, 15,
whose body was found with-
.in a half-mile of the condo-
minium where she had been
vacationing with her par-
ents. Less than five hours
elapsed between the initial
report by Willkes' parents
that she was missing, the
discovery of her body, and
the arrest of Steven Antho-
ny Cozzie, 21, by deputies
of the Walton County Sher-
iffs Office' (WCSO) on June
16, 2011. Adkinson said he
was extremely confident the
WCSO had the person re-
sponsible for the Lyons. Ga.,
teen's death in custody. He
said he considerable physi-
cal evidence and witness
testimony pointed to Cozzie
as the crime's perpetrator.
Adkinson said Wilkes' death
came as a result of a "purely
predatory attack."



JULY

THE FREEPORT Inde-
pendence Day celebration
was held at 8 a.m. on July
4 rather than, as usual, at
10 a.m., in order to beat the
oppressive summer heat.
A parade ran along SR-20
from Blue Ridge Parkway
to Freeport City Hall. Doz-
ens of all ages lined the road
to watch and catch candy or


beads. Freeport Fire Chief
Ben Greenslait commented
that the event was a way to
show appreciation for the
freedom and independence
that citizens enjoy every
day---and for the sacrifice of
military personnel serving
overseas and at home.
DeFuniak Springs' July
4 celebration was lead by
the Walton High School
JROTC, and Walton Coun-
ty Sheriff Mike Adkinson
led the candy brigade. De-
Funiak Business and Pro-
fessional Association Presi-
dent Sara Comander tossed
goodies from a patriotically-
decorated golf cart. Hanna
Bates led 26 horses while
carrying the American flag.
Uncle Sam arrived riding
the horse Apache, owned
by Paige Rhodes. Marching
teens dressed as Revolu-
tionary War patriots bore
a 13-star flag. A Freeport
Fire Department engine,
an Amvets Ladies Auxiliary
automobile, and a golf cart
representing Walton Coun-
ty Fire Rescue were among
the participating vehicles.


classification in which they
are located. The ordinance
set the requirement for all
businesses within the unin-
corporated area to obtain a
certificate, with certain ex-
ceptions, within 180 days of
ordinance approval. There
was no fee requirement as-
sociated with the certificate
except for renewals, for
which a $30 fee was set.
Also approved at the July
12 county commission meet-
ing was a redistricting map
for county commission and
school board district devel-
oped by the Walton County
Redistricting Committee.

FREEPORT MAYOR
Mickey Marse reported at a
July 12 City Council meet-
ing that Walton County's
contribution to the funding
of Freeport's fire department
was not acceptable given
that 53 percent of calls in
June had come from outside
city limits. The mayor also
stated that the county had
not budgeted funds for oper-
ation of the Freeport swim-
ming pool. Without funding
from the county for pool op-
eration, Marse commented,
it would be necessary for
the city to establish a user
fee schedule, with non-city
residents being charged a
higher rate.:

THE WALTON COUNTY
Tax Collector's Office re-
ported plans to begin offer-
ing driver license services
beginning in June 2012. This
was at the request of the De-
'partment of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicle Services,
which is to close its De-
\Funiak Springs office at the
end of May 2012.

HARBORWALK VIL-
LAGE and the Florida Res-
taurant and. Lodging As-
sociation scheduled a July
14 event to honor Dave
Rauschkolb, founder of Bud
'n Alley's restaurant in Sea-


.UNCLE SAM ARRIVED riding Apache, owned by Paige
Rhodes, riding around the Lakeyard in DeFuniak Springs
in the Fourth of July parade. Photo by Paige Rhodes)


Beauty queens were also
present in number, among
them Young Miss DeFuniak
Spring Chlow Alford, Miss
Teen Walton County Haley
Biddle, and Tiny Miss Wal-
ton County Jasmyn Gomez.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS Sign Ordinance
Committee proposed elimi-
nating four pages of the or-
dinance dealing with every
aspect of sign permitting,
with the biggest change be-
ing the elimination of the-
entire signage application
process. "The businesses
feel that those were regula-
tions that were not needed
in the ordinance," said Art
Dees, chairman of the com-
mittee.

THE CERTIFICATE of
Land Use Compliance Ordi-
nance was approved by Wal-
ton County commissioners
on July 12 after being worked
on since October 2010. Since
Walton County does not re-
quire a business license, the
ordinance was aimed at pro-
viding an inventory of busi-
nesses for purposes such as
emergency response. An-
other stated purpose of the
measure was to ensure that
all businesses operating
within the unincorporated
area of the county are per-
missible within the land use


side and also founder of the
globally-recognized Hands
Across the Sand movement
for the protection of Flori-
da's coast from oil impacts
and promotion of clean en-
ergy initiatives.

WINN-DIXIE in De-
Funiak Springs celebrated
on July 14 the homecom-
ing of Greg Floyd, a store
employee who had brought
home silver and bronze
-medals from the Special
Olympics held in Athens,
Greece, a few weeks earlier.
Floyd enjoyed camaraderie
with with family, friends,
and well-wishers and remi-
nisced about Greece. "It was
a long trip, but it was worth
it," he said.

A FIRE believed to be the
result of debris from an au-
thorized burn done by con-
tractors ignited property
behind South Walton High
School in Santa Rosa Beach
on July 14, burning approxi-
mately 11 acres before it was
contained. The Florida For-
est Service responded with
four tractor-plow units. The
South Walton Fire District
and the Freeport Fire De-
partment worked to guard
against the fire coming close
to nearby homes. South
Walton Baptist Church. and
Walton County Sheriffs Of-


fice personnel assisted, as
well, with the sheriffs office
helicopter providing aerial
surveillance. 'Due to this
cooperation, all structures
in the vicinity remained un-
scathed.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY School Board approved
on July 19 the redistricting
map for school and county
commission districts that
had been developed by the
Walton County Redistrict-
ing Committee. Also at
the school board's July 19
meeting the Walton Educa-
tion Foundation presented
scholarships to three educa-
tors, Rodney Free, Wendy
Crozier, and Rachel Carroll,
to assist them in pursuing
masters degrees in edu-
cational leadership. Terry
Miller received heartfelt
thanks for his 40-plus years
of service for the district.
Human Resources Director
Sonya Alford summarized
Senate Bill 736, known as
the Student Success Act,
which redesigned the evalu-
ation process for adminis-
trators and educators. Com-
pensation level is to be tied
to the new evaluation model
beginning in 2014.

THE POINT WASHING-
TON Boat Ramp on CR-395
North opened following im-
provements to the facility to
benefit fishermen and boat-
ers. Among these were six
designated truck and boat
trailer parking stalls, in-
cluding one ADA-designat-
ed stall. The ramp had been
removed and replaced, with
new loading docks added on
either side. The project also
included the addition of a
washout station and storm-
water features. The boat
ramp is maintained by the
South Walton Tourist De-
velopment Council.

ALAQUA ANIMAL
SHELTER and Shelter
House teamed up for the
first-ever Share the Shel-
ter Music Fest on July 24
at Gulf Place in Sanita Rosa
Beach. There was live music
by a number of well-known
bands and individual art-
ists. More than- 500 people,
attended the event, which
also featured vendors offer-
ing food, drink, arts, crafts,
gift items---an exclusive VIP
lounge for holders of special
tickets. More than $21,000
was raised to be share by
the two local nonprofit orga-
nizations.

A REQUEST to rezone
Clary Glenn Funeral Home
on Park 'Avenue from a
residential to a. C-1 com-
mercial district was denied'
by the DeFuniak Springs
City Council on July 25, in
a packed meeting room. The
requested change, which
would have made bars, cre-
matoriums, service stations,
or bus stations acceptable
on the property, drew com-
ment from numerous citi-
zens. It had been requested
in part to enable the instal-
lation of a crematorium on
the funeral home property.
City Planning Director
Scoville maintained that
the change would "adverse- .
Sly and negatively" affect
the surrounding residential '
area. Applicant Joel Glenn
requested that the Council
approve the change in order
to eliminate noncompliance
with the property, on which
offices, a church and an 80-
lot parking lot were existing
uses. Councilman Kermit
Wright moved for denial of
the request on the basis of
the city planning board's
recommendation to deny
and on the comprehensive
plan. The request was de-
nied by unanimous vote.
In other action, the Coun-
cil increased the starting
salary for a new city manag-
er from $60,000 to $70,000


and authorized advertising
for the position. A tentative
millage rate of 4.5 mills was
set, as well.

VIETNAM VETERAN
and DeFuniak Springs na-
tive Chuck Drake was hon-
ored in Washington, D.C.
The retired Army lieutenant
colonel and his family were
welcomed to the Smithso-
nian American History Mu-
seum for a private viewing

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THE DFS CITY COUNCIL faced several controversial public hearings regarding zoning and special exception requests,
including one hot-button issue regarding construction of a crematorium. (Photo by Ashley Amason)


JULY
Continued From 14-A
of an exhibit prominently
featuring one of the helicop-
ters used by Drake's war-
time unit, a UH-1 Iroquois.
"I had tears in my eyes the
whole time," said Drake,
who now lives in Green-
wood, S.C. The viewing was
one of a series of events hon-
oring the 81-year-old veter-
an, one of which was a tour
of the Capitol for Drake and
his family. Drake had spent
most of the time of his mili-
tary service at the controls
of a Huey helicopter with
two different companies. He
was known as a top-class pi-
lot and instructor and was
highly decorated during his
two decades in the service.

SWALTON COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS ap-
proved a contract renewal
with Air Methods providing
for emergency air medical
transport with two AirHeart
helicopters. Approximately
200 people are transported
by helicopter each year in
the'local area due to medical
emergencies. The contract
negotiated by county staff
provided for an automatic
50-percent discount off the
amount owed after health
insurance is applied. .The
average billing for transport
is $15,000. The contract
also provided for people
transported to have up to 72
months to pay, and.for those.
unable to pay either by
lump sum or on a monthly
basis to be eligible to apply
for special consideration.
In other action,. the com-
missioners voted to lift the
emergency burn ban thai
had been effect since before
July 4 due to dry conditions.
The ban had been enacted
on the recommendation of
the -Walton Fire Council
and the Florida Forestry
Service. Walton Fire Chief
Brian Coley urged residents
and visitors to continue to be
very careful when burning.
Rescinded as well by the
Walton County Health De-
partment was the rabies
alert that had been issued
on May 24 for portions of
Walton County.

THOMAS FORD MC-
COY JR. plead guilty to the
murder of former co-worker
Curtis Brown that had tak-
en place on July 26. Assis-
tant State Attorney Robert;'
Elmore said no sentencing
agreement was made prior
to McCoy making the plea.
Elmore said his office would
seek imposition of a death
sentence in a penalty hear-
ing set for Dec. 5. McCoy's
attorney stated that he in-
tended to offer mitigating
evidence in support of a life
sentence.

WALTON COUNTY ap-
proved a settlement on July
29 with the Seaside Com-
munity Development Cor-
poration to resolve a. dis-
agreement over the number
of required parking spaces
for the Dreamland Heights
condominiums. Seaside had
filed a lawsuit challenging
a Walton County Code En-
forcement Board ruling re-
quiring the removal of trees
to create two additional
parking spaces adjacent to
the condominium building.
In connection with the case,
the code board had imposed
costs of $1,022,50, along
with a $250-per-day fine for
each day the alleged viola-
tion continued.
In the settlement, Seaside
agreed to provide the two
parking spaces adjacent to
tue building. In return, Wal-
ton County agreed to waive
most of the costs imposed
on Seaside, reducing those
to $498.75. The county also


agreed that unless, express-
ly provided for in the Sea-
side development of regional
impact (DRI) documents, no
adjacency requirement for
parking existed within Sea-
side.


GREG FLOYD SMILES
AS PARTYGOERS mill
around him and the celebra-
tion in his honor. Floyd was
back from his trip to Greece,
where he participated and
won Silver and Brohze med-
als in the Special Olympics,
and was honored with a re-
ception by his friends and
fellow-employees at Winn-
Dixie in DeFuniak Springs.


AUGUST
THE APPOINTMENT
of Walton 'County resident
and business owner Gus
Andrewsto tohe Northwest-t
Florida Water Management.
District was announced. A
Walton County native, An-
drews is owner of Andrews
and Arnsdorf Realty and
Southern Beach Manage-
ment, along with other busi-
nesses. He is also a member
of the Walton County Tour-
ist Development Council.
The district's mission is to
implement Florida law with
regard to water resources
in a manner the ensures
the welfare of residents and
that of the region's natural
systems. Andrews was ap-
pointed for a four-year term
and may be reappointed:

AT AN AUG. 2 budget
workshop, the DeFuniak
Springs City Council agreed
to use reserve funds to bal-
ance the budget, for which
there was a $1.3 million
shortfall. $1.7 million in
expenditures had been cut
from the budget. The council
also agreed on a $1 per hour
raise for employees making
less than $13.50 per hour.
Council members addressed


JOEL WAS A PROUD
emissary to the visitors that
gathered at the Possum Pal-
ace. The Highway 83 and
Beyond yard sale drew bar-
gain shoppers from SR-83 to
the Alabama line.


a rumor that the Council
was considering eliminat-
ing the police department.
Councilmen Mac Work and
Kermit Wright stated they
would not consider eliminat-
ing or subbing out the city's
law enforcement.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY School Board approved
on Aug. 2 a millage rate of
5.0110 mills, less than the
rolled-back rate of 5.3398
mills, and a $95,974,053
budget- was approved for
the new fiscal year, $16 mil-
lion less than the last year's
budget. The board members
approved a $200 bonus for
all employees not covered
in the collective bargaining
agreement at a total cost of
$8,400. Student insurance
with Gerber Life Insurance
was approved, as well.

AS REQUESTED by the
state, on Aug. 8 Walton
County commissioners se-
lected the top five projects
on the county's 23-project
"wish list" for funding by.BP
and set priority rankings for
those projects. These were
projects proposed for fund-
ing in order to address nat-
ural resources losses as a.
result of the Deepwater Ho-
rizon oil spill. The selections
included, in order of prior-
ity, a Walton County fish-
ing pier to be constructed at
Grayton Beach State Park,'
a Walton County fish hatch-
ery/research center, artifi-
cial reef construction, water
quality and inland water
studies, monitoring and res-
toration of 15 coastal dune
lakes. and, .finally, projects .
related to recreation loss, in-
cluding land acquisition for
public use and construction/
repair of public boardwalks
and dune walkovers. It was
explained that the projects
would be evaluated by a
trustee council to include
representatives of all five,
gulf coast states that had
been affected by the oil spill,
along with representatives
of the U.S. Department of
the Interior and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission.

THE DEFUNIAK'
SPRINGS City Council gave
the green light on Aug: 8 for
'the rehabilitation the former
health department building
with a $200,000 budget. "We
want this project to move
forward rapidly," said May-
or Harold Carpenter, "[we]
want to see it done within
18 months." In other action,
the .council voted to adver-
tise to abandon the unpaved
portion of Wabash Avenue
in order to allow the city to
maintain an easement for
repairs and maintenance of
sewer lines. This was to re-
solve the situation of Helen
Crenshaw's fence, which
surveys had shown were on
city property. The Council.
also approved a motion that.
all existing vacant positions
be approved by the Council
before being announced to
the public and city staff. A
motion to waive $30,000 in
impact fees for the Arbours
at Orange Park, a possible
$12 million development,
carried as well in a 4-1 vote.

A GRAND OPENING was
held on Aug. 12 for Free-
port's community health
center, known as the Dr.
Daniel H. Simmons Health
Clinic. The clinic's name-
sake, one of Florida's first
licensed physicians, served
the Freeport community
for approximately 30 years,
beginning in the late 1800s,
offering care to many who.
would not have otherwise
been able to see a doctor, in-
cluding the needy. The clin-
ic provides health care and
dental services on a sliding


scale to uninsured patients
and those on Medicare. For-
mer Florida Governor and
U.S. Senator Bob Graham,
who is the grandson of Sim-
mons, was keynote speaker
at the grand opening. "I'm
proud of my grandfather,"
Graham said. He noted that,
rather than taking the easi-
er route of going to a larger
city to- practice medicine,
Simmons had gone to Free-
port, a community where
"he saw a need."

FLORIDA STATE Attor-
ney General Bill Eddins an-
nounced on Aug. 16 that he
intended to seek the death
penalty against Stephen
Anthony Cozzie in connec-
tion with the death of the
15-year old female in Sea-
grove on June 16, 2011.

PAXTON'S INAUGURAL
Ride for a Cure Rodeo, spon-
sored by the Walton County
Sheriffs Office, received an
enthusiastic response as
it unfolded on Aug. 20, de-
spite some rainy conditions.
More than 500 people had
purchased tickets to the
event. Ticket sales covered
the costs to host the radio
and garnered an estimated
$4,000 to support the' Ju-
venile Diabetes Research
Foundation's. ongoing fight
against type 1 diabetes.

THE DEBATE over cre-
matoriums was "put to rest"
on Aug. 22 by the DeFuniak
Springs City Council. The
Council voted to repeal the
ordinance that had made
the change that had made
crematoriums acceptable
business types in areas.
zoned "C-1 Commercial Re-
stricted." .


SEPTEMBER

HAMMOCK BAY RE-
QUESTED the 'city of
Freeport through its City.
Council, to accept respon-
sibility for maintaining its
streets. The developer had
been handling this, but the
three-year agreement had
expired. A Council member


questioned which standards
applied Green Book or De-
partment of Transportation.
The Council voted to table
further discussion until
that question had been an-
swered. The same meeting
of the Council featured an
update on the Wagon Wheel
Road well project, and a
vote on which energy audit
firm to employ. The Council
also set a date to adopt the
FY 2011/2012 budget.

BATS WERE THE SUB-
JECT of a presentation by
Nonie Maines' of Nonie's
Ark Animal Encounters.
Maines treated attendees
to an informational meeting
held at the U.S. 331 over-
pass, where bats are known
to hang out. This is the In-
ternational Year of the Bat.

REP. JEFF MILLER
SPOKE at a Rotary Club
meeting in DeFuniak
Springs. Miller spoke on the
economy, Iraq, Afghanistan
and Libya. He also admitted
that funding for four-lan-
ing of U.S. 331 is "just not
there."

THE CHOCTAW
LODGE, an out-of-the-ordi-
nary bed and breakfast on
the Choctawhatchee River,
was profiled. The lodge,
which offers guest houses
that include a houseboat, is
a "hidden treasure."

NATURALIST' AND
"WILD KINGDOM" START
JIM FOWLER was a special
guest speaker at the E.O.
Wilson Biophilia 'Center.
Sharing the stage with sev-
eral varieties of cats from
Florida, Africa and South
America, Fowler talked on
the subjects of "sustainable
consumption" and nature-.
,based tourism.

"PROJECT BEER," in
which a small brewery
might be locating an opera-
tion in Walton County, was
presented to the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners. The com-
missioners approved a letter
of support for the project,
which could provide jobs to
up to 50 employees. South'
Walton County and Free-'
port are among a list of loca-
tions being considered.

THE ZONING BOARD
OF ADJUSTMENTS (ZBA)
tackled the question of pre-
serving trees versus set-
backs. The issue arose in
connection with Arboleda
Estates. The property con-
tains a number of ''historic
trees" and variances were
sought to reduce setbacks,
which might affect the
trees,, though it was prom-
ised that the trees would be


JIM FOWLER shares the stage with a Florida bobcat,
handled by Roger Newson of the Bear Creek Feline Center.
Fowler, renowned naturalist and star of Mutual of Omaha's
Wild Kingdom and other television programs, was in Wal-
ton County on Aug. 27 for presentations at the E.O. Wilson
Biophilia Center. (Photo courtesy of E. O. Wilson Biophilia
Center)


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preserved. The variance was
granted subject to commit-
ments to preserve the trees
with existing tree wells.

THE AMERICAN FALL-
EN SOLDIERS PROJECT
portrait of Sgt. Timothy
Padgett was unveiled at a
special event held to honor
the Walton County native.
Padgett was killed in ac-
tion in Afghanistan in 2007.
The ceremony was held for
friends and family at the
7th Special Forces Group
training facility in Crest-
view. More than 100 people
attended.

REP. STEVE SOUTH-
ERLAND spoke at Walton
County Republicar Execu-
tive Committee's Lincoln
Day dinner. Southerland
offered some insider's in-
sights into Congress, as well
the need for Washington
to "produce solutions...not
deals but solutions."

BP AGREED TO AL-
LOCATE $112.5 million to
eight research teams from
Gulf Coast region universi-
ties for independent study of
impact of the Deepwater Ho-
rizon oil spill. The funding
will be spread over a three-
year period, and is part of a
greater, 10-year initiative
to assess j environmental
impact from the April 2010
oil spill. Among the leading
universities involved are
Florida State, University of
South Florida, University of
Miami, \Tulane, University
of Texas, Texas A&M, the
University of Mississippi
and the Louisiana Universi-
ties Marine Consortium.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS PLANNING'
BOARD voted 'to deny a
request from Jerry Evans
Funeral Home to construct
and operate a crematorium
within a C-1 Commercial
Restricted District. The pro-
posal was a controversial
one, drawing both support
and opposition from citizens.
Of particular concern was
the question of the "particu-
Slate matter" generated by
operating crematoria. Fol-
lowing discussion, the board
voted to recommend denying
the request out of concern
that the health, safety and
welfare of the public might
not be properly provided for.
The recommendation would
go before the City Council
Sept. 12 meeting.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
discussed various cost-cut-
ting measures at its Sept.
12 meeting. Cell phone us-
age, travel, training and
membership dues, rental fee
waivers and other potential
opportunities for savings
were discussed. Also debated
was what to do with the for-
mer Walton County Health
Department building, which
had been proposed as a po-
tential new headquarters
for the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department. Mora-
toriums were passed on
rate increases for utility
rates. The Council also vot-
ed to follow the Planning
Board's recommendation to
deny Jerry Evans Funeral
Home's request to construct
and operate a crematorium
within a C-l Commercial
Restricted District.


YEAR IN REVIEW
CONTINUED
ON PAGE 8-B
SEE SEPTEMBER


MEMBERS of the P&P Gospel Singers have entertained and helped celebrate the Milton
Memorial Birthing Center since 1980. Milton Memorial Birthing Center commemorated its
35th anniversary. (Photo from Dianna Van Horn)









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


Santa Patrol


delivers more


than 2,000


gifts to area


children


The Walton County
Sheriffs Office (WCSO) an-
nounced the results of the
2011 Santa Patrol fundrais-
er and donation gift drive
to support underprivileged
children this holiday sea-
son.
"More than 350 children
benefited from more than
2,000 bicycles, dolls, and
other donated items," said


Lt. Eddie Farris of the WC-
SO's Citizens Services Divi-
sion. "We are proud of the
businesses and individuals
who donated money and
gifts to help the children in
our local communities."

More than 35 businesses
and individuals contributed
to this year's Santa Patrol
donation drive.


SANTA PATROL HAS PLENTY OF BACKUP. Pictured here (l-r) are Leah Snaith, Sgt. Danny Garner, Greg Bradford,
Friendship Baptist Church Pastor Johnmark Brown, his wife Amy Brown, records clerk Sharon McHenry, Cooper Arm-
strong and Lt. Eddie Farris.


LT. EDDIE FARRIS CHECKING IT TWICE.


LEAH.SNAITH has found a winner, one of several thousand gifts that found their way
to needy children this Christmas, thanks to the WCSO Santa Patrol.


A CASCADE OF BIKES seems to be headed for Sgt. Danny Garner.


NWFSC schedules Collegiate High School info sessions


SInformation sessions for
2012-13 admissions to the
Collegiate High School at
Northwest Florida State
College (NWFSC) will be
held Thursday, Jan.5 and
Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
in the College Mall, Build-
ing "K" community gallery
on the college's Niceville
campus and Jan. 12 at 5:30
p.m. at the Crestview Public


Library.
Admissions packets are
available on the school's
web site at www.nwfcolle-
giatehigh.org or by contact-
ing the school. The priority
application period to return
completed admissions forms
is the month of February,
however, interested stu-
dents are strongly encour-,
aged to review admissions


procedures and begin' the
steps in the application pro-
cess now.
The Collegiate High
School is a Florida A+ and
national Blue Ribbon school.
The public charter school
provides the opportunity for
10th, 11th and 12th grade,
students to simultaneous-
ly pursue both a standard
high school diploma and a


transferable college degree
or transferable college cred-
its. Located on the Niceville
campus of NWFSC, the
Collegiate High School is
free of charge including
free college-credit classes,
textbooks, transportation,
access to personal tutor-
ing and more. Contact the
Collegiate High School of-
fice at (850).729-4949. The


NWFSC -Enroll for Spring Jan. 3- 17


Spring term registration
will be held Jan. 3 to Jan. 17
for Northwest Florida State
College (NWFSC) credit
courses, non-credit adult
basic education and profes-
sional development offer-
ings. Extended registration
hours are 8 a.m. to 6-p.m.
Monday through Thurs-
day and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday at NWFSC loca-
tions in Niceville, Fort Wal-
ton, Crestview, DeFuniak
Springs and South Walton.
College centers at Eglin Air
Force Base and Hurlburt
Field are open 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Current students or
new students who have com-


pleted admissions may also
enroll or pay fees by web.
Online application for ad-
mission, textbook purchase
and the complete course
schedule of more than 1,000
day, evening, weekend, fast-
track and e-campus courses
is available on the college
website at www.nwfsc.edu.
Most college and adult edu-
cation/GED classes begin
Jan. 9 and March 2, with
professional development
courses offered a various
times throughout the se-
mester.
In addition to college
classes, individuals may
enroll in non-credit profes-


sional development cours-
es and seminars offered
through the college's Lead-
ership Institute. More than
50 offerings in the areas of
business skills, computers
and technology, customer
service, leadership/manage-
ment and communications
topics are offered for set fees
ranging from $70 to $180.
See the Leadership Insti-
tute website at www.nwfsc.
edu/LI for a complete course
list and registration infor-
mation or contact the NWF-
SC Leadership, Institute
at (850) 729-6880 or email
leadership@nwfsc.edu.
NWFSC also offers cours-


es designed for adults who
do not have a high school di-
ploma, including adult basic
education, preparation for
the GED high school equiv-
alency test, and English-as-
As Second Language. Adult
Education courses are of-
fered for a set fee of $30 per
semester which includes
materials.
* NWFSC has an open door
admissions policy and there
is no fee to apply for admis-
sion to the college. Free aca-
demic advising is available.
NWFSC offers the lowest
tuition in Florida, as well as
financial aid, and an install-
ment fee-payment plan.


high school and college are through Jan. 2, and re-open
closed for in-person services Jan. 3 at 8 a.m.



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LIKE A TRIP TO THE MOTHERLAND, not only Southerners, but people from around
the world, make their way to downtown Charlotte, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. This
photo was taken inside, on the simulated track that visitors can walk within three feet of
their favorite racing car.


CHARLOTTE


N.C.


ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR activities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is the race pit
simulator. Here kids of all ages can be timed while trying to change the tire, check the oil
and fill the gas tank.




-THE QUEEN CITY


Story and Photos by
CHUCK HINSON
Known as the financial
center of the South, and the


seventeenth largest city in
America, Charlotte, N.C.,
has become a mecca for the
arts, industry and, yes, na-


M W a:

THE HOLIDAYS ARE BIG IN Charlotte, like everywhere
else in the country, but Charlotte makes a "big" deal of
Christmas; like this massive ornament that adorns the Bank
of America building. Throughout the holidays, many neigh-
borhoods, organizations, the Billy Graham Library, and
even the Charlotte NASCAR Speedway in Concord, light up
the nights with massive Christmas light displays.


tional and international
banking. It has 325 Fortune
500 companies, more than
300 international firms and
a banking center second
only to New York's in size.
Situated about four hours
north of Atlanta, and conve-
nient to Raleigh-Durham,
Asheville, Nashville and
the southern portion of Vir-
ginia, the Queen City. has
become more than just a
modern epicenter for com-
merce and business. From
traveling exhibits that hail
from around the world, and
first-rate entertainment, to
top-rated sports teams, and
world-class shopping, Char-
lotte has succeeded in tak-
ing the ultimate risk.
Combining Carolina
charm with cosmopolitan
flair, Charlotte offers plenty
of terrific ways to pass the
time. The city is a sports
mecca that hosts its fair
share of big-time collegiate
sports events, from NCAA


.A VERY SOLEMN PICTURE AND QUOTE, from Rev. Billy Graham. Despite Graham
living two hours away from the Library, he does make visits every so often, just, to say hello
to all the visitors that come through the doors.


hoops tourneys to bowl
games.
It's also home to the
NFL's Carolina Panthers
and the NBA's Charlotte
Bobcats, both of whom enjoy
loyal followings. Of course,
it's what happens just north
of the city at Lowe's Motor
Speedway that draws the
biggest, loudest crowds: NA-
SCAR.
On race days, particularly
Memorial Day's Coca-Cola
600, one can see Carolinians
from all walks of life ignited
by their passion for high
speed and close calls. When
there's not a race, devotees
may try their hand at the
wheel on the Richard Petty
Driving Experience at the
speedway or visit the North
Carolina Auto Racing Hall
of Fame in nearby Moores-
ville, N.C.- ""
The Queen City, named
in honor of Charlqtte of
Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen
consort of Great Britain's
King George III, has devel-
oped and pushed for the big
city feel, while remaining a
great place to raise a fam-
ily, start-up a business, or
work for one of the top com-
panies in the nation. It is
also one of the top cities in
the nation that caters to any
sports fanatic's whim, and
can satisfy any taste for the
finer things that life has to
offer, but are unique to the
South and showcased only
in Charlotte.,
Discovery Place: One of
the top hands-on science
museums in the nation, Dis-
covery Place provides ever-
changing, entertaining facil-
ities that foster experiences
in areas that range from life
science to space exploration.
More- than a half-million
people from all over the
United States visit Discov-
ery Place, its IMAX Dome
Theatre and the Charlotte
Nature Museum each year.
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan
Martin Center: Experience

See CHARLOTTE 5-B


A MASSIVE GLASS CROSS, welcomes thousands of
visitors a year, to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.
The massive building houses memorabilia, gifts, speeches,
pictures, furnishings, and letters from "America's Pastor."


CHARLOTTE HAS BECOME A mecca for a variety of ar-
tisans, designers, songwriters and actors, the Queen City
showcases the many galleries and artists of the region, with
street names, and statues that adorn many city block cor-
ners.


THE MINT MUSEUMIS ONE OF two museums that showcase a wide and unique vari-
ety of objects and.exhibits from around the world. From pottery to modern art, the museum
houses collections from centuries past.


IN DECEMBER, THE CHANEL EXHIBIT was on display at the Mint Museum, with
dresses that the designer made from the '60s to the present day. It is one of the most popular
exhibitions, due to the name and style-setting trends the design house made.


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* TivAgs


Places







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THE HAWTHORNE HOUSE received 300 books donated from the Paxton Ruritan Club.


Paxton Ruritan Club expresses thanks


for donations of used books


THE PAXTON RURITAN CLUB shown with some of the books donated to be delivered
to Tri-State communities.


Dear Auntie Em,


Dear Auntie Em,
Every year I make a list
of New Year's resolutions.
Lose weight, pay off my
credit cards, spend more
time with family and such.
I start out with the best of
intentions but always seem
to sway away and not follow
through. Occasions come up,
emergencies arise, birthday
cake happens. How can I
stick to my resolutions when
I have little control over the
world around me?

No resolutions
'Dear No,
Life certainly can throw
us a few curve-balls when
we are not looking or pre-
occupied with other things.
We can't control them, but
we can control our reactions
and those decisions we make
when we are under duress
or stress because of our cir-
cumstances. You have to re-
member that everything is
temporary. Good times and
bad times are temporary
things, much like our life
span here.
You could also look at
changing your list. If you
keep getting nowhere with
it, maybe those goals aren't
really important to you.
If something matters, you
make time for it or them. In-
stead of vegging out in front
of the T.V. go do something,
even if it's a walk with the
family. Instead of over eat-
ing, clean out those cabinets
and make a donation to a lo-
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Pinochle play at 1 p.m.
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second runner up Landry Carroll; first runner up Cassidy Yates, and winner Alionna
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about 6:30 p.m., Santa (Ja-
son Hoggett) and Mrs. Santa
(Anita Smith) visited Chau-
tauqua Rehab and Nursing
Center, making Christmas
something special for 50
patients. While Anita gave
lap quilts, bibs, and stuffed
animals to the patients, Ja-
son did his ho ho ho, making
everyone laugh and smile.
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made the lap quilts and
bibs. Residents of the resort
helped collect the stuffed an-
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Anita Smith, has been busy


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


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 Loop
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 Wednesdaynight
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 liketo invite you to come and bea 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 p.m.,
Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m. All are cordially invited and
welcome. For a ride to church contact (850)892-0554 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
oving 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.

DARLINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST. 2998 CR-2E 32433.
Pastor Daniel H. McCormick invites everyone to come and join the
congregation for Sunday Bible study at 9 a.m. with worship service
at 10 a.m. and Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday
at 7 p.m. For more information call (850)859-2321.

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 Apos-
lies and their'preaching as recorded in the Book of Acts and other-
New Testament teachings. Sunday Services begin at 10 a.ri. 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
hosted 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 Russell Pettis, his wife, Angle and
daughter, Anna 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, the Rev. 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
[245121 bd 5th Avenue] in Florala, Ala. 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 choir rehearsal.
First and third Wednesday, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. KID'S CLOSET to pro-
vide 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, the Rev. Dr. Larry Teasley,
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


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more information, call (850) 892-5332, 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@
embarqmail.com website www.fumcdefuniaksprings.org.

FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OFWESTVILLE, 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.

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 Chris-
tian 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 avail-
able. 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.

FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL is a non-denomina-
tional church filled with excitement about what the future holds arid
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.

FREEPORT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 17457 Hwy. 331 S. Sunday
Services: Learning Center 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:50 a.m.
-you are invited to hear the sermon series that examines life-chang-
ing ideas from the Bible entitled A Word from the Word!" Wednes-
day 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 St.
Freeport, Florida 32439. Rev. Wesley Syfrett, Pastor. Please feel
free to Worship with us anytime. Friends are always welcome to be-
come part of our family. The family of God! Sunday School 9:00
a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Song
Worship 4:00 p.m. Choir Practice Tuesday Evenings 6:00 p.m.
Our Prayer is that you will join us at Freeport UMC and together we
will make a difference through our Obedience to God, in our commu-
nities. We are located on the corner of Harrison St. and County Rd.
83A (East Bayloop) or you can make a right off of Madison St. onto
Harrison St. and church is on the opposite corner. Contact num-
bers are: Office 850-880-6633 Parsonage- 850-835-2261 secretary.
fumc@yahoo.com www.gbgm-umc.org/freeportumc


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2415- county Hwy. 1883, De-
Funiak Springs is a friendly little country church that welcomes all
Svisitbrs. Everyone is invited to worship with the congregation Sun-
day 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) The congrega-
tion ofGPC 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. Sundays' Sunday School (all ages!) at 9:30 a.m. Wor-
siip and Kidz Klub at 11 a.m. Ignite! (Youth) at various locations
from 5 7 p.m. Wednesday: Transformation (Bible study for men
and women) at 6:30 p.m. GPC is located about 10 minutes north of
DeFuniak Springs on SR-83N. Find out more on the web at www.
glendalechurch.org or call (850)859-0080.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of
Highway 90 on Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy Head just
before the Okaloosa County line. Grace Community is a church com-
mitted 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 de-
rives from right believing. We hold to a high view of Scripture believ-
ing the Bible as our final authority and that it "stands in judgement of
us, never do we stand in judgement of it." Sunday morning worship
begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School at 11 a.m. and evening bible
Study at 6 p.m. Friday night home Bible study at 6:30 p.m. If you are
tired of playing church, come help us shape the culture where we
are "learning God's will one verse at a time."

HARMONY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH and Pastor Donel Davidson
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.; Sunday
morning worship at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 5 p.m., and Wednes-
day 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.

HISTORIC EUCHEE VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is
located in the Euchee Valley community at the intersection of County
Hwys. 183 S. and 280 E. We are a congregation that is Bible Believing,
Christ Centered, and Family Friendly.'
Reverend John Erthein and the congregation warmly invite you to
come and worship with us and make us your church home. Sunday
school for all ages begins at 9:45 A.M. and is followed by Morning
Worship at 11:00 A.M. A nursery is provided. Adult Bible Study is
held at 6:00 P.M. on Sunday evenings. A Prayer Meeting is held on


Wednesday evenings at 6:00 P.M. Choir rehearsal is held at 7:00
P.M. on Wednesday nights.
If you have questions or need assistance, please call 850-892-3180.
You may also view our website at www.DeFuniakSpringsChurch.
com.

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. The 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. 6:30 p.m. Please
come worship God with us. For more information call pastor David
Ellis (386)697-5770.

PORTLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH is a spiritual,
diverse congregation in service to all through Christ. We are a
community of Christians who strive to love instead of hate, forgive
instead of judge, and accept instead of exclude. Our vision is to
follow in Jesus' footsteps. It's a radical idea. It leads us to care for
the less fortunate, to seek justice for the oppressed, and to treat all
persons with dignity an respect. If you'd like to know more, please
join us for Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. or Bible Study on Wednesday
at 6:30 p.m.
Come visit us and see if our faith journey aligns with yours. We would
be honored to welcome you: Any questions may be addressed to
Pastor Bruce Benedict @ brotherbrucel3@yahoo.com.

RIVERSIDE GOSPEL CHURCH, and congregation extend a
warm welcome to all who are looking for a church family. They
are a non-denomination church.and are located at 6250 CR-181 E,
Westville, FL 32464. Church is actually in Darlington. Fla Services
times are Sunday 2 p.m and Thursday night at 7 p m. More infor-
nation call (850)333-4450.

SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1307 County Hwy 278,
DeFuniak Springs, FL. Sunday school 8:45 a.m.; Morning Worship
10 a.m.; Adult Choir 4 p.m.; Evening Adult Bible Study, Puppets,
and Graded Children's Choir 5 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Morning Senior Adult Worship Service at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday Youth and AWANA at 6 p.m.Wednesday Mid-
week Worship Service at 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, Adult' Choir,
Women on Mission, Paintball (ages 10+ every third Saturday of
the month), AWANA (3yrs-6th Grade), and sign language classes.
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. 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 HOUSE OF PRAYER will be having their regular services
every Sunday evening at 3 p.m. and every Friday night at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to come visit them if they don't have a home
church, they can have. They are located, four miles north on SR-
83,next to Randall's Barber Shop. For more information call Evelyn
Ward at (850)892-6173.

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. Wednesday
Services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 26 Joe Anderson
Road (Hwy 83 North). .Our pastor is the 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
Sof 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 w a roar, but we belong to HIM who wins the
war."


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CHARLOTTE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-B


Charlotte's newest educa-
tional facility, ImaginOn.
Colorful, whimsical and un-
expected. ImaginOn: The
Joe & Joan Martin Center:
a partnership and joint use
facility of The Public Library
of Charlotte & Mecklenburg
County and Children's The-
atre of Charlotte, is no doubt
going to be an integral part
of the city's burgeoning cul-
tural district.
NC Blumenthal Perform-
ing Arts Center: The center
is a state-of-the-art, multi-
use performing arts center
that yearly hosts the Broad-
way Lights Series, featur-
ing national touring Broad-
way productions and a wide
range of special attractions.
Mint Museum: Housed
in what was the original
branch of the United States
Mint, the Mint Museum
Randolph opened in 1936
in Charlotte's historic Eas-
tover neighborhood as the
first art museum in North
Carolina. Today the Mint
features collections that
span more than 4,500 years
of human creativity from
all over the world. Intimate
galleries invite visitors to
engage with the art of the
ancient Americas, ceramics
and decorative arts, historic
costume and fashionable
dress, and European, Afri-
can, and Asian art, among
other collections.
Levine Museum of the
New South: Shortly after
the Civil War, Charlotte
exemplified what the "New
South" was to become.
Levine Museum of the New
South documents this rich
history through the timeless
and award-winning exhibit
"Cotton Fields to Skyscrap-
ers." Visitors can relive a civ-
il rights era sit-in at a lunch
counter or even stroll down
a recreated main street to
try on a hat in an early Belk
department store.
The Billy Graham Li-
brary and home place: The


40,000-square-foot experi-
ence allows visitors to dis-
cover the life and legacy of
America's Pastor. Designed
to reflect Billy Graham's
journey from a humble farm
boy to an international am-
bassador of God's love, the
barn-shaped building is situ-
ated on 20 landscaped acres,
only miles from where Billy
Graham grew up in Char-
lotte, N.C.
Retrace Billy Graham's
dynamic journey through
stunning multimedia pre-
sentations, interactive
kiosks, photos, and mem-
orabilia. The Graham Fam-
ily Homeplace, Ruth's At-
tic Bookstore, the Graham
Brothers Dairy Bar, and The
Memorial Prayer Garden,
are all open to the public
and are on the daily tours.
NASCAR Hall of Fame:
Those looking for some
pedal-to-the-metal fun need
look no further. The Hall is
fueled with 40,000 square
feet of exhibit space, video
interactive touch screens
and games, thousands of au-
thentic artifacts, and with
more than 50 interactive ex-
periences. Kids and adults
alike, can try tire-changing
stations, realistic race sim-
ulators, a broadcast booth
and even a Kids Zone where
children can be wide open
and act like they are driving
the race car, or working on
changing the tires.
Take a tour of the histo-
ry of NASCAR, learn more
about the founders, and take
a peek at why the sport has
begun to change the world
of sports, for not only those
in the South, but across the
world. Fans of NASCAR can
find 80 percent of all NA-
SCAR Sprint Cup teams
headquartered within 50
miles of Charlotte.
The city of Charlotte,
like many other major cit-
ies throughout the United
States, has small communi-
ties and villages that enclose


the epicenter of the city.
With each district, ward,
neighborhood and commu-
nity, each adds a sense of
heritage and tradition that
helps remind locals and
tourists of how it once was!
One of Charlotte's street-
car-era suburbs, is the cap-
tivating neighborhood of
Dilworth. Bungalow-style
homes, oak-shaded side-
walks, and a traditional
neighborhood feel charac-
terize this popular area. Up
and down Dilworth's main
thoroughfare, East Boule-
vard, visitors can stumble
on hip eateries, trendy bou-
tiques, corner cafes and
more.
Myers Park, an area with
old Southern estates and
streets lined with towering
oaks, is known by Charlot-
teans as one of the city's
most prestigious addresses.
Nestled amongst the wind-
ing, shady streets is the not-
to-be-missed Mint Museum
of Art. And tucked between
a stretch of breathtaking
residences is Duke Mansion,
the former home of Duke
University founder .James'
Buchanan Duke, which is
now a bed and breakfast.
Dilworth's neighbor,
South End, is just a trolley
stop away from Center City
and pairs an assorted mix of
restaurants, antique shops,
and retail with a relaxed
atmosphere. Fine local and
regional performing and vi-
sual artists host a bevy of
live music, monthly gallery
crawl events, and festivals
like the "Art and Soul of
South End."
NoDa, SoHo's little sister,
is Charlotte's historic "arts
district" located on North
Davidson, just north of Cen-
ter City. After the closing of
the area's last mill, NoDa
began a renaissance of
sorts in the 1980s that drew
young artists into the area
who had a vision of develop-
ing a new art community for


Charlotte residents. Today,
NoDa is home to a funky
collection of galleries, per-
formance venues and dining
hotspots.
Walk along the bustling
streets of Center City Char-
lotte, step aboard the his-
toric Charlotte Trolley or
stroll the tree-lined streets
of the neighborhoods and
experience the warmth and
southern hospitality visitors
to the Queen City have come
to know.
Center City comprises
the key business, cultural
and entertainment district
of Charlotte. Historic neigh-
borhoods South End, NoDa,
Dilworth, Myers Park and
Plaza Midwood offer a
glimpse into the city's past
and offer new, eclectic op-
tions for dining and enter-
tainment.
South Park, Charlotte's
original upscale shopping
destination, SouthPark
Mall, and neighboring Phil-
lips Place have been touted
"One of the Four Best Plac-
es in the South for Luxury
Shopping," not to mention
living and entertainment.
Ballantyne, a pre-planned
community further south, of-
fers a perfect mix of dining,
entertainment, and the five-
star Ballantyne Golf Resort
& Spa. Just a short drive
from Charlotte, Historic
Waxhaw, Pineville and the
Metrolina Expo offer shop-
pers a wealth of antiques
and home furnishings.
The suburban Birkdale
Village to the north is dot-
ted with clothing stores for
men, women and children.
And while on the waters of
two major man-made lakes,
both within 20 minutes of
Charlotte Lake Norman to
the north and Lake Wylie to
the south enjoy excellent
water recreation, including
fishing, boating and swim-
ming.
Though this story has
tried to inform any, and ev-
eryone who might be plan-
ning a trip, or extended
stay to Charlotte, there is
so much more to experience,


and discover. Considered
one of the friendliest cities
in the nation, the grandeur
of its city center, the charm
of its quaint neighborhoods,
the pulse of a vibrant cultur-
al and financial mecca, and
the rush of a sports-driven
community of a quarter mil-
lion, Charlotte is in a class
of its own.
Charlotte has made sig-
nificant strides in its appeal
to all demographics, cul-
tures and races, by offering
and extending a welcoming
hand to the arts, business
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King


Marilyn Bruce King, age
6-1, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., passed away Sunday,
Dec. 25, 2011, at Health-
mark Regional Medical
Center. She was born July
10, 1950, in Lakeland, Fla.,
to the late Grover and Pearl
Bruce. Marilyn was a faith-
ful minister of the Gospel
under the Golden Harvest'
Ministry.
She is survived by her
loving husband of 41 years,
George Tyron King Sr.; chil-
Sdren, George Tyron King
Jr., of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., Charlene King Gar-
rett and husband, Kevin,
of Holt, Fla., Pam Moore-
house and husband, Chris
and Lucky King, both of De-
Funiak Springs, and Betty
Jean King of Tennessee;
11 grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will
be held Wednesday, Dec.


Pitts
Mrs. Helen Irene Pitts,
87, of the Pleasant Grove
community, went home to be
with her Lord and Savior on
Dec. 19, 2011. She was born
Sept..17, 1924, in DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., to Benjamin
F. and Lessie Anderson.
Mrs. Pitts had been a
lifelong resident of Walton
County. She was Baptist.
by faith and was a member
of Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church. She was a loving
mother, grandmother, great-
grandmother, sister and
aunt. She enjoyed gardening
and watching Western mov-
ies. She also enjoyed travel-
ing with her sister, taking
care of others, and was very
talented in sharing humor-
ous stories with her family
and friends.
Mrs. Pitts is preceded in
death by her parents, her
loving husband of 56 years,
Robert 'Bob' M. Pitts Sr.;
grandson Benjamin Pitts;
granddaughter, Darrah


Whitford
Robert "Bob" Whitford,
84, beloved husband, father,
and grandfather, passed
away suddenly on Sunday,
Dec. 25, 2011. He was born
on Aug. 14, 1927, in Seattle,
Wash. Bob grew up in Los
Angeles and Beloit, Wis.,
and graduated from Senn
High School in Chicago. Af-
ter serving in the Navy in
the late 40s, he graduated
from Indiana University.
He then worked for General
Electric in Boston, where he
met the love of his life, Thy-
ra Walkey. Married in 1953,
they raised their two daugh-
ters in Louisville, Ky. Bob
was a dedicated family man
and a loyal and productive
GE employee for 35 years.
An active community
member, Bob was a founder
of St. Andrew United Church
of Christ in Louisville and


28, 2011, at Davis-Watkins
Funeral Home, 1474 High-
way 83 North, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433, from 6
until 8 p.m. Funeral.ser-
vices will be held Thursday,
Dec. 29,2011 in the chapel
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home, beginning at 2 p.m.,
with the Rev. Lonnie
Forehand officiating. Those
serving as pallbearers will
be Dale Brannon, Trent
Jakelsky, Wade Scott, Lucky
King, Troy Hampton, Chris
Moorehouse, and Roy Sim-
pler. Committal services
will follow at the Westville
Cemetery. Flowers are be-
ing accepted.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.
Arrangenients and ser-
vices are under the direction
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home.


Grant, and three brothers,
Joe Anderson, Bob Ander-
son and Roy Anderson.
Mrs. Pitts is survived by
her two sons, Robert Mi-
chael Pitts Jr. and wife,
Gina, of Arkansas, and Jo-
seph Pitts and wife, Lisa
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.;
one daughter, Barbara Ann
Pitts of the Pleasant Grove
community; one brother,
Archie Gene Anderson and
wife, Ilavay, of DeFuniak
Springs; one sister, Peggy
Anderson Campbell, of De-
Funiak Springs; two sister-
in-laws, Voncille Anderson
and Wavine Anderson; one
brother-in-law, MacArthur
Campbell; seven grandchil-
dren; five great- grandchil-
dren. She wa's also survived
by numerous nieces, neph-
ews and many friends.
Funeral services were
held Thursday, Dec. 22,
2011, at Clary-Glenn Fu-
neral Home Chapel with
the Revs. Jason Campbell
and Kenneth Harrison offi-
ciating. '
Burial followed in the
Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church Cemetery.
Those asked to serve as
pallbearers are MacArthur
Campbell, Dale Anderson,
Hubert Carroll, Randy Holi-
day, David Meadows, Chris
Willcox, Josh Martin and
Bobby Howell.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.

volunteered on neighbor-
hood committees in Sand-
estin, Fla., where they have
enjoyed living since the 80s.
Bob was also an avid out-
doorsman, who was happi-
est golfing, fishing, boating,
or gardening. He will miss
his golfing buddies dearly.
Mr. Whitford is survived
by his wife, Thyra Walkey
Whitford; .daughters, Nan-
cy W. Lyford of Atlanta and
Leslie W. Dwyer of Shreve-
port, La.; his son-in-law,
Donard S. Dwyer of Shreve-
port; grandchildren, Robert.
and Amy Lyford of Atlanta
and Erin and .LeighAnna
Dwyer of Boston, and his
extended family in New
England.
Memorial services will
be held at 2 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 29, 2011, at Commu-
nity Church of Santa Rosa
Beach; 3524 U.S. 98 West;
Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
32459, with
the Rev. Don Ulrich officiat-
ing.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions can be made to the
Community Church of San-'
ta Rosa Beach or to the char-
ity of the donor's choice.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign a
guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Freeport
Chapel Funeral Home is
entrusted with the arrange-
ments.


Thompson
Virgie Wilkinson Thomp-
son, 68, beloved wife, moth-
er and grandmother of Free-
port, Fla., passed away on
Dec. 21, 2011.
She was born into a pio-
neer family in Crestview,
Fla., on Feb. 12, 1943. The
appreciation for the natural
beauty of Florida, began at
an early age for Virgie.
Virgie. graduated from
Choctawhatchee High School
and attended college at the
University of Florida.
She married Giles M.
Thompson, a Naval aviator,
on April 27, 1962, and the en-
suing journey of world travel
gave credence to her belief
that what we have in Flori-
da is unique in all the world.
Virgie embraced her life as a
Naval officer's wife, thriving
in each environment. Giles'
career took them around the
world from Key West to Cali-
fornia and includes a three-
year tour of duty as Naval at-
tach6 in Madagascar, which
gave Virgie the opportunity
for extensive travel in Africa
< and the islands of the
Indian Ocean. A follow-on
tour to Ottawa, Canada,
opened up another world.
Her exuberance and lust for
life was contagious and she
seized every opportunity to
learn more' about the world
around us.
Virgie made every house
a home, however briefly she
lived there. She taught us
that circumstances are tem-
porary but our family is for-
ever and the people we love
are our home. Everyone she
ever met was a potential life-
long friend.
After 30 years of Navy
life, Virgie returned home
to, a disappearing Florida.
Her enthusiasm and desire
to preserve beauty led her to
University of Florida's Mas-
ter Gardening course and
volunteering in state parks.
Virgie served on the Board
of Directors at Eden Gardens
State Park for 12 years, three
years as president. During
the terms as president, she


spear-headed restoration of
the museum and installation
of a rose garden. She was in-
strumental in obtaining sup-
port from the state through
the 'Partnership in Parks'
program which provided the
opportunity to build a beau-
tiful pavilion.
As a member of the Board
of Directors of the Friends
of 'Governor's Stone, she
led the effort to preserve &
protect the Governor Stone,
a sailing schooner built in
1877, which is listed on the
Historic Register of Historic
Places as a National Land-
mark. Her mission was to
contribute to the education
of "at-risk" children.
Virgie was appointed to
the Board of Directors of
The Friends of Florida State
'Parks as president-elect. She
received the distinguished
Irene DeLaby Award which
recognizes volunteers, who
have contributed 10,000
hours to the Florida Park
Service. She was also award-
ed the Florida Governor's
Point of Light Award.
She. is survived by her
husband, Captain Giles M.
Thompson, USN Retired,
of 49 years; two children,
Chip Thompson, Freeport,
Fla., and Melissa Thompson
Pelz and husband, Oliver,
and three grandsons, Roy,
Henry, and William Pelz, of
Katy, Texas; brother, Larry
Wilkinson; sisters, Gloria
Wood and Linda Gillette;
special niece, Lauren Glonek;
special nephew, Scott Urban
and special cousins; Muriel
Destin, Dewey Edward Des-
tin, Susan Destin, Harold
Destin, Brenda Johnson,
and Nina Destin; her many,
many dear friends, and her
beloved Bichon, Coco.
She is, preceded in death
by her mother and father,
Henridee 'Edwards Wilkin-
son and George William
Wilkinson, and her brother,
Roy Wilkinson.
A Memorial service was
held Monday, Dec. 26, at
the .pavilion in Eden State
Garden, Point Washington,
Florida. In lieu of'flowers,
the family is requesting do-
nations be made to Alaqua
Animal Refuge; Freeport,
Fla., or Eden State Gardens,
SPoint Washington, Fla.
Funeral arrangements by
Clary-Glenn Freeport Cha-
pel Funeral Home, Freeport,
Florida.

Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.


S and showers of love
He'll share.

V:. By Mary Ann Whiddon


One of
God's Angels


Margaret "Topper"
Tuganna
May 20, 1910-
Dec. 20, 2011

Topper was one of God's
angels who was
tiny in height,
As a hospital volunteer,
to all she was a delight.

With hope and a bit of love,
this little lady so dear,
Always had a smile to give
filling our hearts
with cheer.

Now God has called her
home, and she flies
in the breeze,
The sun will hide out of
sight as from the earth
she leaves.

But in heaven there'll
be joy with our little pink
angel there,
God's arms will
welcome her,


Hurley
Mr. Oliver Hurley, 78, of
Ponce de Leon, Fla., passed
away peacefully on Wednes-
day, Dec. 21, 2011, with his
loving wife by his side. He
was born March 25, 1933,
in Ponce de Leon to William
Monroe and Ola Gomillion
Hurley.
Mr. Hurley was a resident
of Ponce de Leon. He was
Baptist by faith anda mem-
ber of Pleasant Valley Bap-
tist Church, having served
as a deacon and adult Sun-
day school teacher. He was
very well read in his Bible.
He worked at Hodges Cash &
Carry for many years before
retiring. He enjoyed hunting
and fishing. He was an avid
outdoorsman having spent
many hours on the Choctaw-
hatchee River. He passed his
legacy on to his children. He
was a veteran of the armed
forces, serving his country in
the U.S. Army.
Mr. Hurley is preceded

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in death by his parents, sis-
ters Ethylene Hare, Kaylene
Dalton and Hazel Howell.
Mr. Hurley is survived by
his loving wife, of 55 years,
Lois Hurley; his children,
Donald Hurley and wife,
Janice Hurley, of Ponce de
Leon, Gayle Pyle and hus-
band, Donnie, of DeFuniak
Springs, Janet Dyess and.
husband, Rick, of Fort Wal-
ton Beach, Fla. and Andrew
Hurley and wife, Terri, of En-
terprise, Ala.; three grand-
children, Nicole, Amanda
and Charlee; seven great-
grandchildren, Abbie, War-
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Tyler and Adam.
Funeral services were
held Friday, Dec. 23, 2011,,
at Pleasant Valley Baptist
Church with the Rev. Lonnie
Wright officiating.
Burial followed in the
Red Bay Cemetery.
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Road 181, Ponce de Leon; FL
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Kevin Spencer in concert ByRonnie McBrayer


Community Holiness
Church is hosting a gospel
sing featuring Kevin Spen-
cer on Jan. 4, 2012, at 7
p.m.

Community Holiness
Church is located at 971
Live Oak Avenue West in
DeFuniak Springs. For
more information contact
Howard Taylor at (850)892-
6749.
Spencer is a south-
ern gospel singer
who sang with his
family The Spen-
cers. He now sings
as a soloist. For
more information
on Spencer visit his
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Watch Night Service planned at Union

Springs Missionary Baptist Church


Union Springs Mission-
ary Baptist Church will host
a Watch Meeting, Dec. 31,,
starting at 10 p.m.


God's Word brings us a
comforting promise, along
with an insightful command
as we face a new year: "Let
your conversation .be with-
out covetousness; and be
content with such things as
ye have: for He hath said,
I will never leave thee, nor
forsake thee. So that we
may boldly say, The Lord
is my helper, I will not fear
what man shall do unto me"
(Hebrews 13:5-6).
We can live this coming
year, without fear if we ap-
ply these four incredibly
wonderful truths to our
lives and root them deep
into our hearts.

The Contentment of
His Provision

Contentment is not get-
ting what you want, but it is
wanting what you already
have. 1 Timothy 6:6-8. says,
"But godliness with content-
ment is great gain. For we
brought nothing into this'
world, and it is certain we
Scan carry nothing out. And
having food and raiment let
us therewith be content." If
you know Jesus Christ, you
have contentment. If you've
got clothes on your back,
something to eat, and Jesus
Christ in your heart, you're
rich!
Do you know why we have
fear? Because we think our
needs or the needs of some-
one we love are not going to
be met. Or we fear that the
things we think are meet-
ing our needs are going to
be taken away from us. The
deepest need of your heart
can only be met in the Lord
Jesus Christ.


Pastor A.M. Johnson and
congregation cordially in-
vite everyone.to join them to
bring in the new year.


The Companionship of
His Presence

I don't know what I'm go-
ing to face next year. But
there's one thing I know, He
will never leave me. Are you
a child of God? He will never
leave you either. Isn't that
wonderful!
What's another reason
Swe may fear in the coming
year? Because we're afraid
we're going to have to face
something we don't under-
stand, and we're going to
have to face it alone.
When God's Word prom-
ises that God will never for-
sake you, it literally means
that He will never abandon
you. He will not give up on
you. We need to practice the
presence of the Lord this
coming year. When the devil
comes and knocks at you
heart's door, you can simply
say, "Jesus, please go an-
swer the door."

The Confidence of
His Promise

We're going to zero in on
a little phrase in our verses
in Hebrews, "He hath said."
A promise is no better than
the one who makes it. Who
says, "I will never leave thee
nor forsake thee"? It is the
omnipotent, omniscient, om-
nipresent God. This is the
confidence of His promise.
In the coming year, when
you say, "God, I just don't
,have the strength." The om-
nipotent God will answer,
"I will never leave thee nor
forsake thee." When you
say,God, I'm afraid of what
is going to happen." The om-
nipresent God says, "I will
never leave thee nor forsake


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thee." And when you say,
"God, I don't know what to
do." The omniscient God.
will respond, "I will never
leave thee nor forsake thee."
He himself hath said it.

The Comfort of His
Protection

Hebrews 13:6 promises,
"So that we may boldly say,
the Lord is my helper, and I
will not fear what man shall
do unto me." Now, put that
with verse 5, which says,
"He hath said."
Like I said earlier, I don't
know what you're going to
go through this coming year.
But I know you can boldly
say, "The Lord is my helper,
so I will not fear what man
shall do to me." When you
find your contentment, com-
panionship, and confidence
in Jesus. Then, you'll find
your comfort and courage in
Jesus.

Fear

Not!


"Always be prepared to
give an answer to everyone
who asks you to give the
reason for the hope that you
have." These are the words
of Simon Peter; one of Je-
sus' first disciples, written
to some of the first and ear-
liest Christians. And like
most words put down on pa-
per, these instructions have
not always honored the in-
tent of the author.
Peter wrote this during
a time when Christian-
ity was new, unheard of in
most places, and very often
viewed with suspicion. Thus,
a graceful and thoughtful
explanation "for the hope
that you have" was abso-
lutely required. Thousands
of years later, Christianity
is still handled with suspi-
cion by many. Not because
it is a novel invention, but
because a large core of its
adherents have misapplied
Simon Peter's good words.
Having a "prepared an-
swer" that is a ready op-
portunity to interact, dia-
logue,, and discuss beliefs
with others has been re-
placed with defensiveness,
anger, and out-and-out hos-
tility toward those who see
things differently. Many
have forgotten to read the
second half of old St. Pete's
instructions: "But do this
in a gentle and respectful
way," he said.
Yes, I am a follower of Je-
sus. Yes, I consider myself
a Christian (on most days).
Yes, there are a number of
essential beliefs important
to me and to which I hold.
Yes, some of. these beliefs
are in conflict with the be-
liefs of others, and these
conflicts are not easily dis-
missed. But my beliefs, as
important as they may be,


do not give me the right to
be belligerent toward oth-
ers who do not share my be-
liefs.
I will allow that Chris-
tians aren't the only ones
who behave this way. Dev-
otees to other faiths, poli-
ticians of all parties, and
persuasions, soccer' fans,
college alumni, and those
with all manner of compet-
ing opinions will attack,
degrade, and smear those
they consider their oppo-
nents. The intent, it seems,
is clear: Win the argument
at all costs.
This cutthroat way of life is
consuming every facet of our
society, resulting in a com-
plete collapse of common ci-
vility that's a column unto
itself and there is no relief
on the rear horizon. Any-
where there is an "us" versus
"them" attitude there will be
nothing but antagonism and
disappointment until "them/
they" are somehow rehabili-
tated or totally vanquished
in favor of "us/we."
In other words;,peace will
only come whep all our ad-
versaries are destroyed. This
may be the way the world
works, but it is not the way
of Christ. For Christians, if
Jesus is who this thing is
about, then things should
be different..Just because
we have some assurance of
our faith and beliefs, we for-
feit the ability to share that
assurance when we behave
badly.
Our beliefs need not -
should not cannot must
not be used to hurt or
harm others. Consistently,
and this should. rend our
hearts to pieces, Christians
are characterized as mean-
spirited, judgmental, criti-
cal, and inflexible (You don't


-Roni McBrayer
Ronnie McBrayer


need research statistics to
confirm this conclusion.
Simply do an informal inter-
view on any street corner.).
This is a reputation we have
largely earned, because we
have been more concerned
with proving we' are right,
than we have been prov-
ing God's profound love and
grace. We have been more
concerned with providing
answers than we have with
providing gentleness and re-
spect.
Personally, I don't think
Jesus came to create an "in"
group, an assembly of elit-
ists who have truth held
down under lock and key.
I believe he came to cre-
ate a "come on in" group, a
crowd of -fellow-journeyers
who come to know God, ex-
perience grace, live life, and
serve others together. But
why would anyone want to
come in to such a group if
its representatives are con-
stantly rude, arrogant, and
unyielding.
Even if such a group had
all the answers to all the
questions in the world (and
humility should caution
anyone from making such
a claim), it would be impos-
sible to hear what they had
to say, because it is simply
impossible to hear the truth
when it is communicated
from a hard heart.
Ronnie McBrayer is
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speaker, and- author.
His books include "Leav-
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SEPTEMBER
Continued Fron 15-A
THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD met Sept.
6. Items discussed included
approval of the Walton Ath-
letic Complex plans, hir-
ing of the new financial of-
ficer for school system, and
borrowing money for a tax
anticipation note for tem-
porary cash flow, to be paid
back by April 7, 2012.

WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
(WCSO) LAUNCHED its
"Behind the Gold Star"
program on public service
television. The program is
intended to educate citizens
on the services provided by
WCSO, and to allow viewers
to visually ride with depu-
ties, fly with the aviation
unit and take part in SWAT
exercises.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS (BCC)
held its first official budget
hearing on Sept. 12, agree-
ing to cuts in the amount of
$699,341 for the FY 2011-
2012 budget. Commission-
ers approved a tentative
budget of slightly less than
$93.6 million and a millage
rate of 3.5563 mills. Most of
the changes involved elimi-
nation of various county po-
sitions, as well as the Tax
Collector's Office lowering
its request by $242,619.
The final budget hearing
and vote was set for Sept.
26.

WALTON COUNTY
BEACHES .managed to
weather Tropical Storm
Lee. South Walton Tourist
Development Council (TDC)
beach maintenance man-
ager Dave Sell said there
was "very minor erosion"
from the storm, which made
landfall near Baton Rouge,
La.

THE CITY OF FREE-
PORT announced its pro-
posed FY 2011-2012 bud-
get of $3,715,000, with an
ad valorem tax rate of 4.73
mills. The Freeport City
Council announced this at
its regular meeting, where
it also heard presentations
from seven engineering
firms bidding for a contract
to provide planning, techni-
cal and management sup-
port services to the city. Also
discussed and approved was
interim financing for Phase
.II of the North Bay water
main project.

THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD managed
to trim $16 million off the
previous year for its pro-
posed FY 2011-2012 bud-
get. Cost-cutting entailed
general operating expenses,
capital projects, and a lower
millage rate. The proposed
budget of $95,144,748 was
approved Sept. 13.

THE HERALD BREEZE
visited the National Prison-
er of War Museum adjacent


to Andersonville, Ga., site
of the notorious Civil War
prison camp. The article fea-
tures photos from the camp
memorial and museum.

WALTON COUNTY BE-
GAN INVESTIGATING
the circumstances of its
purchase of property at the
intersection of Chat Holley
Road and U.S. 331 in 2010.
The purchase was in con-
nection with a project to im-
prove and widen Chat Holley
Road. Under scrutiny was
the possibility that the land
was already county-owned,
and whether the entity that
sold the property actually
owned it at the time of sale.
County Administrator Greg
Kisela said the inquiry was
still in a fact-finding stage.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS (BCC)
instructed staff to prepare
an ordinance that would
.establish a "hybrid" system
for hearing of alleged code
enforcement violations, a
system that could entail al-
locating cases between the
Code Enforcement Board
and. a special magistrate.
The BCC heard extensive
public comment on the mat-
ter, including that of for-
mer board members. It was
pointed out that the coun-
ty's "growing pains" neces-
sitated adoption of a "more
sophisticated" land develop-
ment code. Also noted ;was
the hefty figure still owed
($900,000) in outstanding
fines.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
heard a presentation from
DeFuniak Springs .Busi-
ness and Professional As-
sociation President Sara
Comander on the idea of
making DeFuniak Springs
"retiree-friendly," as part
of an effort to expand local
business opportunities. Co-
mander offered the Coun-
cil statistics and figures on
baby boomer income and
retirement preferences. The
Council also heard a presen-
tation on proposed changes
to the city's sign ordinance,
a moratorium on cemetery
rate increases, and issues-
related to the position of
city manager. The Council
recently chose Mike Stanley
to fill that position.

FRIENDS OF THE WAL-
TON COUNTY Animal
Shelter celebrated the first
year of their organization,
reflecting on accomplish-
inents and plans for the fu-
ture.

COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS APPROVED the
Bullets & Bones Sports-
mans Club, which will be
located east of DeFuniak
Springs. Proposed facilities
will include a firing range,
paintball areas, and archery
range.

THE PAXTON TOWN
COUNCIL voted to setup


A LONE KITE-SURFER took advantage of high winds
at Grayton Beach. The winds and surf were a result of Trop-
ical Storm Lee. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


PROUD MOTHER GLENDA PENTON stands next to a
portrait of her son, Sgt. Timothy Padgett, painted by The
American Fallen Soldiers Project artist Phil Taylor. More
than 100 troops, friends and family members gathered to
honor fallen soldier Padgett, who was killed in action on
May 8, 2007 in Sangin, Afghanistan. (Photo by Jeffrey Pow-
ell)


up a city website. At the
same meeting, the Council
heard an update on a long
outstanding water bill that
is in collection. The Paxton
Dixie Youth League also at-
tended to finalize plans with
the city for purchase and
planting of shade trees on
the baseball field area. The
Council agreed to allow Gulf
Power to use the parking fa-
cilities at the Agricultural
Center as a staging area
for hurricane-related opera-
tions. The Council also voted
to allow the Walton County
Sheriffs Office to continue to


problem,. and the Council
postponed any action on re-
ductions for 90 days. A deci-
sion was made to rank the
seven engineering firms cur-
rent under consideration for
a contract with the city.

THE SOUTH WALTON
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL (TDC) plans to
pursue a new visitor cen-
ter site. TDC Executive
Director Dawn Moliterno
informed the County Com-
mission that the 2011 tour-
ist season had exceeded ex-
pectations, and was in fact


tiffs leave to replead in
proper form. The plaintiffs
had used the residence to
rent out to people holding
weddings, receptions and
other events.

WALTON COUNTY FI-
NALIZED ITS FY 2011-
2012 BUDGET, approving
slightly less than $93.6 mil-
lion, with a millage rate of
3.5563 mills. The new bud-
get was $4.5 million less
than that of the previous fis-
cal year. The budget was ap-
proved without comment at
a final budget hearing held
on Sept. 26.

THE SOUTH WALTON
COMMUNITY COUNCIL
(SWCC) held a public fo-
rum on the future of Wal-
ton County. County Admin-
istrator Greg Kisela and
Planning Director Wayne
Dyess were invited to dis-
cuss the issue. Kisela com-
mented that Walton Coun-
ty has been experiencing.
"growing pains" from an in-
creased-number of full-time
residents. He added that
expectations from govern-
ment vary from the north to
the south end of the county.
Kisela called the four-laning
of U.S. 331 "absolutely criti-
cal." Also discussed was the
scaling back of state over-
sight of local communities
and comprehensive plans,
and the sensitivity of insti-
tuting zoning while balanc-
ing property rights.


fund and water and sewer
budgets. The Council ap-
proved several over-expen-
ditures from the water and
sewer fund budgets, due to
purchase of mandated op-
erating supplies and a rev-
enue shortfall caused by
increased sewer rates not
becoming effective until six
months into FY 2011.

THE PRYOR FAMILY
OF GASKIN had the honor
of seeing their 100-year-old
farmstead added to the list
of Florida Century Pioneer
Family Farms. Theirs is one
of only two Walton County
farms on the register. Four
generations of the family at-
tended the official ceremo-
ny. The property, currently
440 acres in size, is used for
cattle and timber raising.

A COUNTY PURCHASE
OF LAND at the intersec-
tion of Chat Holley Road
and U.S. 331 continued ,to
occupy the county commis-
sion. The commissioners
were given a report from
a Tallahassee-based prop-
erty and land-use attorney,
whose findings included the
opinion that the county did
not purchase property it al-
ready owned, an issue at the
center of the controversy.
Other questions were raised
at the county commission's
Sept. 27 meeting, including
the practice of hiring special
counsel when the county has
a regular county attorney,


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THE ENTRANCE to Andersonville National Cemetery.
Thousands of former military members and concerned
citizens descended on Americus, Ga. and the adjacent An-
dersonville Prison site in September to recognize National
POW/MIA day. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


hold its successful Ride for a
Cure Rodeo in the Paxton
area. The event raises funds
for junior diabetes research.
The Council set Sept. 30 as
the date for a special meet-
ing to approve the final gen-
eral fund budget, and water
and sewer budgets.

THE FREEPORT CITY
COUNCIL voted to accept
maintenance of the Ham-
mock Bay development's
streets, granting that en-
tity's request made at a pre-
vious meeting. The Council
was satisfied that it did have
a contractual obligation to
accept maintenance of the
streets, which were built to
city codes. The Council also
discussed the question of
the county's contribution to
the Freeport Fire Depart-
ment budget for the coming
year. The Council faced the
prospect of personnel reduc-
tions if the county would not
provide funding. The county
administrator had asked for
additional time consider the


the best on record. Costs for
the proposed new building
would be $4.5 million, ex-
clusive of land acquisition
expenses and costs to return
the current 'building's site
to its pre-development con-
dition. Moliterno said the
funds would come from the
TDC's reserve accounts.

THE SO-CALLED "WED-
DING HOUSE" CASE, in-
volving alleged code viola-
tions of "non-residential
use" by a south Walton
County home, went to court,
only to be dismissed. Prop-
erty owners filed a lawsuit
against the county alleging
assorted violations of state
and federal law. The county
responded with a motion to
dismiss or, in the alterna-
tive, to require the plain-
tiffs to amend, stating that
the original 147-paragraph
complaint was "too unman-
ageable and convoluted" for
them to formulate a proper
answer. The court granted
the dismissal, giving plain-


OCTOBER

THE KYLE MCDONALD
FAMILY was named farm
Family of the Year for Wal-
ton County. Walton County
Extension Service Director
Mike Goodchild said they
were chosen most impor-
tantly because of "the level
of involvement from the
kids." The McDonalds are
a multi-generational farm
family working a 200-acre
farm, raising hay and cat-.
tle.

THE WALTON COUNTY
CLERK OF COURTS OF-
FICE received high marks
from Florida Clerks of Court
Operations Corporation, in
part because the office did
not receive a "corrective
action plan" (CAP) for FY
2010-2011, an "extremely
rare" occurrence. Clerk
of Courts Martha Ingle
praised her "awesome team"
and thanked teamwork for
achieving the recognition. In
FY 2010-2011, the Clerk of
Courts office handled 18,878
cases and filed 570,961 doc-
uments.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY TAX COLLECTOR'S
OFFICE received the Ex-
cellence in Financial Op-
erations Award from the
Florida Tax Collectors Asso-
ciation. The award is based
on outstanding achievement
in four areas: service excel-
lence; successful and en-
gaged workforce; financial
accountability and steward-
ship; and operational ex-
cellence and continued im-
provement.

FREEPORT APPROVED
its FY 2011-2012 budget at
a brief meeting of the City
Council. The budget will be
$3,715,410, with a 4.73 mill
ad valorem rate. This did
not include county funding
for the fire department, a
matter still under study at
the time the budget was ad-
opted.

THE PAXTON -:TOWN
COUNCIL APPROVED ITS
PROPOSED 2012 general


and about the company that
conveyed the property in the
2010 transaction.

THE 2011 WALTON
COUNTY FAIR opened at
the fairgrounds just north
of DeFuniak Springs. Rainy
weather did not prevent
attendees from browsing
among rides; vendor booths,
livestock displays, and ta-
bles set up by political par-
ties, churches, social groups
and historical societies.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
voted unanimously to ap-
prove the hiring of Mike
Standley as city manager.
The year-long contract, ter-
minable by either side at
any time, sets a $70,000 sal-
ary rate. DeFuniak Springs
Mayor Harold Carpenter de-
clined to sign the contract,
promising to give his reasons
"at the appropriate time." A
criminal background check
had not been completed a
the time of the vote, but City
Marshal Mark Weeks said
he could have it done within
a week, allowing Standley to
begin- work Oct. 17. Stand-
ley would later withdraw
from consideration for the
position. The Council also
voted on several ordinance
amendments and approved
a year-long moratorium on
rate increases for city gas,
water and sewer systems.

THE CAMP HELEN
GHOST WALK offered visi-
tors a chance to listen to
scary tales of mysteries and
hauntings, to tour the his-
toric south Walton property,
and enjoy Halloween cheer.

THE 30A REPUBLICAN
CLUB hosted former Florida
House Speaker Allan Bense
as a special guest speaker at
its Oct. 6 meeting in Rose-
mary Beach. Bense spoke
on leadership, the progress
made by Florida Governor
Rick Scott, the U.S. Con-
gress, and opinions on the
G.O.P.'s potential presiden-
tial candidates.

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OCTOBER
Continued From 8-B

MIKE STANDLEY, re-
cently offered the position
of DeFuniak Springs city
manager, withdrew his
name from consideration in
the wake of a controversy
over his background check.
'Standley declined comment
to the newspaper, but told
the Council in his letter of
withdrawal that the back-
ground check process had
gone on too long "and should
not have gotten to this
point." Representatives of
the city marshal's office, the
city and the city attorney
all made statements saying
that the investigation was
being properly done, and
that no one had attempted
to interfere with the pro-
cess, which revealed no
negative findings. The city
announced it would move on
with the process of finding a
city manager.

ALEC AND HERMINE
SIMPSON paid a visit to
DeFuniak Springs from
their home in Bacup, Eng-
land. The couple first heard
of this area from a cookbook,
Seasonal Florida, and were
fascinated with its contents
and cover, which depicts
the S. Knox Gillis House
in DeFuniak Springs. The
Simpsons were able to meet
and become friends with the
book's author, Jo (Bishop)
Manning. "This is paradise,"
said Alec Simpson.


and firewood. Cash dona-
tions and volunteer help are
also appreciated.

TOURIST DEVELOP-
MENT COUNCIL BEACH
MANAGER David Sell re-
ported that the Leave No
Trace beach maintenance
program is proving to be suc-
cessful. Sell reported that 90
percent of all trash removed
from beaches was contained
in trash receptacles, with
10 percent being items left
on the beach that had to be
removed. Sell credited edu-
cation of the public and eye-
to-contact with visitors by
"beach ambassadors" with
the encouraging results.

A NEW RESTAURANT,
variously called Driftwood
or Dixie, got the greenlight
from the county planning
.commission to be built' on
Scenic Gulf Drive. Attend-
ees at the public hearing
expressed both support
and opposition, being par-
ticularly concerned about
noise, traffic and parking.
The commission ordered
several conditions to be met
by developers, but voted to
approve.

THE COUNTY COM-
MISSION received a report
at its Oct. 25 meeting pre-
pared on the so-called "Chat
Holley transaction," a 2010
land transfer that raised
several issues; including
whether the county had in
fact bought land it already


THE MCDONALDS, Kyle, Garrett, Karley and Kim were
chosen the 2011 Farm Family of the Year. (Photo by Jeffrey
Powell)


Mike Standley, but Standley
withdrew his name, leav-
ing the Council to begin the
process from scratch. At the
same meeting, the Council
also agreed to accept free
economic development ser-
vices offered to the city by
DeFuniak Springs Business
and Professional Association
President Sara Comander.
Comander had spoken to
the Council several meet-
ings before on various ideas
for jumpstarting economic
development. Among them
was working to attract an
older and more affluent de-
mographic.

THE FREEPORT CITY
COUNCIL discussed the
three leading firms that
are under consideration to


.THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS WOMAN'S CLUB opened their door and set up shop for the
sale. This was part of the'Peddler's Alley sale held on the back streets of DeFuniak Springs.
(Photo by Alicia Leonard)


A WORKSHOP WAS set
for Oct. 27 for interested
persons to attend and hear
details about.a possible fish
hatchery being construct-
ed in, this area. The Wild-
life Foundation of Florida
planned to send a represen-
tative to inform the public
on'the benefits to marine
life, employment and en-
hanced tourism.

THE TIVOLI HISTORI-
CAL MUSEUM held its of-
ficial opening Oct. 15. About
100 guests attended, includ-
ing graduates of the all-
black school, which closed
its doors in 1969'due to
mandatory integration. The
museum houses a number of
artifacts, photographs, re-
cords and athletic trophies,
and is intended to be a re-
source to educate younger
generations about the pre-
integration past.

THE SOUTH WALTON
TOURISTDEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL (TDC) held its
annual meeting. The focus
of the meeting was to cel-
ebrate the area's tourist in-
dustry and its recovery from
the effects of the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill. Also high-
lighted was TDC's upgrad-
ing to become active in so-
cial media. Walton County
Sheriff Mike Adkinson was
honored with the Van Ness
Butler Hospitality Award.
Allison Craft was named
2012 Artist of the Year, and
attendees were shown a vid-
eo promoting the area as a
tourist site.

THE RURAL RELIEF
FOOD PANTRY in Bruce
estimated it would be hard-
pressed to meet demand
for food and supplies from
needy families in the area,
especially with Thanks-
giving coming. The pantry
needs meat, staples like
peanut butter, dried beans
and pasta, canned goods,


owned. The 14-page report
was prepared by special
counsel and several commis-
sioners said they had not had
time to review the report for
the meeting. The commis-
sioners agreed to place the
item on a later agenda. The
gist of the, report conformed
several problems with the
transaction, but suggested
that they could be corrected.
The report alsb recommend-
ed some policy and man-
agement practice changes,
notably that "clear and
concise written procedures"
be adopted-to avoid future
problems in land acquisition
matters.

A COMPLAINT WAS
FILED with the Florida
Ethics Commission against
Walton County Commission-
er Larry Jones, alleging that
his employment with Waste
Management, Inc., a private
company that does business
with Walton County, creates
a "recurring conflict" of in-
terests. The complaint also
alleges that no competitive
bidding process was used in
Waste Management, Inc.'s
contract renewal with the
county. The complaint was
filed by Suzanne Harris.
Jones declined to comment,
though he reportedly denied
any improper actions.

HERALD BREEZE RE-
PORTER JEFFREY POW-
ELL took a cruise aboard
the historic schooner Gover-
nor Stone. The 134-year-old
wood-and-sail vessel made a
seven-hour trip from Pana-
ma City to Freeport in rainy
weather. It is used as a float-
ing museum of nautical and
Florida history.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
appointed an interim city
manager, Finance Director
Sara'Bowers, who been one
of the original applicants.
The Council had voted to hire


provide continuing. engi-
neering services to the city.
The Council agreed to use
the rate sheets provided by
top-ranked firm Preble-Rish
to deal with the other two
contenders. Also discussed
were setting financial limits
on the size of jobs that would
be offered to firms that pro-
vide engineering services.

THE WALTON COUN-
TY SCHOOL BOARD DIS-
CUSSED the requirements
and qualifications for the
job of chief financial officer'
at a citizen forum. One citi-
zen voiced concern over the
qualifications of the person
recommended for the job,
and for its being advertised
in-house. .


benefits of establishing a
fish hatchery and marine
plant nursery in the county.
Boston's organization, the
non-profit arm of the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, has
been working to assemble
a network of hatcheries in
Florida, with each facility
operating with support from
local partners. These facili-
ties are not only economi-
cally beneficial but are also
key to restoration efforts in
the Gulf of Mexico. Boston
said the facility would cost
approximately $30 million
to set up and begin opera-
tions.

FREEPORT MAYOR
MICKEY MARSE told the
City Council at its Oct. 27
meeting that he received
notification that Walton
County would not continue
to provide additional fire de-
partment funding to the city.
As a result, Freeport would
have to limit its fire and
emergency medical service
activities to calls within the
city limits beginning Nov. 1.
Fire Chief Greg Greenslait
said this could cause insur-
ance rates to rise for those
who live outside the city
limits that were formerly
served by Freeport.

THEIR WALTON COUN-
TY BOARD of County Com-
missioners (BCC) was set to
discuss at its Nov. 8 meeting
the independent report on
the county's controversial
October 2010 purchase of
property at the intersection
of Chat Holley Road and
U.S. 98. The report previ-
ously appeared on the agen-
da for the Oct. 25 BCC meet-
ing.' Commissioner Scott
Brannon, who requested the
item be rescheduled, said
all those with knowledge
of the transaction may not
have been questioned by the
investigators. The Board
voted 3-2 in favor of return-
ing County Attorney Lynn
Hoshihara to work, after
she had voluntarily placed
herself on administrative
leave for 30 days at.the end
of September.


THE SOUTH WALTON
TOURIST DEVELOP-
MENT COUNCIL unveiled
its new logo, which soon be-
gan showing up on bumper
stickers and water tanks,
among other places. The re-
branding campaign, which


HALLOWEEN AT CAMP HELEN brought out these
scary ladies. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


NOVEMBER

AT A SPECIAL MEET-
ING OF the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners on Oct. 28, Wildlife
Foundation of Florida Exec-
utive Director Brett Boston
highlighted the economic


began this year, changed
advertisements for the
county's coastal area from
"The Beaches of South Wal-
ton" to simply "South Wal-
ton." New advertising urges
visitors to "Find your perfect
beach." Both water tanks of
Regional Utilities near U.S.


98 were repainted with new
logo.

FREEPORT HIGH
SCHOOL SENIOR COLLIN
MYRICK was recognized as
one of two Florida winners
of the 2011 Wendy's High
School Heisman Award
at a surprise ceremony on
Nov. 7. Myrick and another
Florida finalist were cho-
sen from 48,000 applicants
and became one of 20 state
candidates for the award.
Myrick's surprise award
ceremony was held as part
of Freeport's Homecoming
festivities. Myrick has com-
peted in golf, cross country,
basketball, baseball and
football at Freeport High
and has a 4.0 grade point
average. The 12 national
finalists would travel to
New York on Dec. 9 for the
awards ceremony.


THE FLORIDA ASSOCI-
ATION of Convention and
Visitor Bureaus announced
that Visit South Walton
Executive Director Dawn
Moliterno was elected as
the bureau's CEO Director
at the organization's yearly
meeting in Lakeland.

A REPRESENTATIVE
OF Beach Group Realty in-
formed the South Walton
Fire District of the compa-
ny's intent to sell the prop-
erty it leased to the SWFD
on CR-395. The fire commis-
sioners approved recommen-
dations in favor of a $700 bid
for an appraisal on the prop-
erty in preparation of the
sale. The property served
for many years as the site of
the SWFD Seagrove station
prior to the construction of
the current station serving


WALTON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
BOBBY BEASLEY (1), with graphic designer Ryan Messer
(c) and Deputy Supervisor Bill Vorwald (r) indicate there's
room for more photos, under photo No. 750, posted in No-
vember on the wall. This is part of the Vote in Honor of a
Veteran project at the Supervisor of Elections Office. (Photo
by Bruce Collier)


THE $8.6 MILLION proj-
ect to four-lane a section of
U.S. 331 officially began with.
a groundbreaking ceremony
on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Wal-
ton County has set aside $3
million for the expansion of
the major highway, though
the Florida Department of
Transportation .is primar-
ily responsible for funding
the project. The project will
widen a 1.6-mile stretch of
U.S. 331 S from two lanes to
four with the aim of reduc-
ing congestion for commut-
ers and tourists alike while
also making evacuations
easier in the event of a hur-
ricane. The current phase of
the project began at Owl's
Head and stretches to the
Nokuse Plantation property
line north of Freeport.

FOUR NEW SIGNS
pointing the way to down-
town DeFuniak Springs
businesses were installed by
the city in late October. The
signs were approved more
than a year ago but were not
delivered until September of
this year. The signs, which
funnel traffic and visitors
to the downtown business
area, are located on SR-83,
past the overpass pointing
to Live Oak Street, near
City Hall on U.S. 90 and one
at the business park on U.S.
331 South.

PRECINCT CONSOLI-
DATION in Walton County
is to impact rural areas
home to approximately 3,000
voters, though Supervisor
of Elections Bobby Beasley
said only about 750 actual
people will be affected by the
change. The rest, he said,
either cast votes at early
voting sites or by mail and
voter turnout at polls has
stayed constant at about 50
percent. The number of vot-
ing precincts in the county
was reduced from 33 to 21,
and those 21 will keep the
same names as before. The
12 precincts affected by con-
solidation are Pleasant Val-
ley, Alaqua, Red Bay, Sandy
Creek, Caney Creek, Pleas-
ant Ridge, Children's Home,
Limestone, Clear Springs,
Moores, Flowersview, and
Douglass Crossroads.


the Seagrove area just north
of the WaterColor Crossing
shopping center.

THE FREEPORT CITY
COUNCIL announced at
its Nov. 8 meeting that
the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
had approved the city's re-
quest for fire department
funding. The one-year in-
terlocal agreement has the
county paying half, roughly
$275,000, of the $550,000
fire services are project to
cost Freeport. About 60 per-
cent of the Freeport Fire
Department's service area
includes unincorporated
Walton County. This devel-
opment made force reduc-
tion in the Fire Department
no longer necessary. Also,
the additional funding en-
abled the Freeport Fire De-
partment to serve areas out-
side,the city limits.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL unanimously voted on
Nov. 14 in favor of proposed
changes to the job descrip-
tion of the city manager po-
sition. Firstly, the Council
voted to change the residen-
cy requirement, allowing
city managers to live any-
where in Walton County,
rather than solely within
DeFuniak Springs' city lim-
its. The other change of the
proposed amendment made
it so that the city manager
would be required to rec-
ommend to the Council any
person eligible for hire as
a city employee whenever
there are vacancies to be
filled or new positions to be
created. The city manager
would also be required to
take the firing termination
of a city employee before the
board a well.

VETERANS DAYS pro-
grams and ceremonies hon-
oring the military service of
local men and women were
held throughout the county
from Nov. 9 11. Walton
High School hosted its first
Veterans Day program on
Nov. 9, while Walton Mid-
dle School packed out its

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SMEMBERS OF Walton High School's Air Force Junior
ROTC presented the colors of the Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as the flags of the
state of Florida and the United States, at Walton Middle
School's 39th annual Veterans Day Program. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


NOVEMBER
Continued From 9-B
gymnasium at its 39th an-
nual Veterans Day program
on Nov. 10. In Freeport, a
similar program was held
Nov. 11 at the .city's Veter-
ans Memorial, adjacent to
City Hall. The ceremony
also marked the first an-
niversary of the memorial.
In DeFuniak Springs a pro-
gram was held the same day
at Magnolia Cemetery.

OPPONENTS OF the
new Driftwood Restaurant
were in attendance at the
Nov. 8 meeting of the Wal-
ton County Board of County
Commissioners, which was
held at the South 'Walton
Courthouse Annex. How-
ever, the BCC announced
that the restaurant pro-
posal would not be heard
due to the applicant having
withdrawn the proposal ap-
proximately an hour before
the start of the meeting. At-
tendees were told that, for
the proposal to be considered
again, it would have to be
re-advertised and brought
up for discussion at a future
meeting.

PARK AVENUE WEST
PUD, a mixed-use devel-
opment, proposed for Inlet
Beach \was presented:at the
Nov. 10 meeting of the Wal-
ton County Planning Com-
mission at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex. The pro-
posed location of the devel-
opment is across from the
public park at Inlet Beach
on the south side of U.S. 98
and abuts West Park Place.
The surrounding area con-
tains single-family resi-
dential, multi-family resi-
dential, and regional beach
access park.

THE PAXTON TOWN
COUNCIL and the. Florida
League of Cities recognized
Council Chairman Bobby
Kemp for his 40 years of
service in Paxton city gov-
ernment. A League repre-
sentative traveled from Tal-
lahassee to present Kemp
with a plaque and special
pin in commemoration of
his four decades of continu-
ous service to the city at the
Council's Nov. 15 meeting.
The Council also decided not
to pursue a lawsuit against a
former customer of the city's
water system who owed sub-
stantial delinquent charges
on the grounds that the city
likely would have not been
able to collect a judgment
from the individual.

WALTON COUNTY AT-
TORNEY Lynn Hoshihara
tendered her resignation,
effective Dec. 30. Hoshihara
said she would seek new op-
portunities, going into pri-
vate practice with a firm in
Tallahassee.

A DETAILED REPORT
on the property known as
the Chat Holley parcel, pur-
chased by Walton County a
year ago, was provided to
county administration and


others in the community.
The document included a
nine-page timeline of the
history of the property,
located at the southwest-
ern corner of U.S. 331 and
Chat Holley Road, a two-
lane county road near the
southern end of the Clyde B.
Wells Bridge. Events begin-
ning in 2003 and coltinu-
ing through 2011 were ad-
dressed in the report.


DECEMBER

THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD held its
yearly reorganization meet-
ing, electing chair and vice
chair for the coming year:
Dennis Wallace was named.
chairman, and Faye Leddon
was named vice chair. It
was decided that the regu-
lar monthly meeting would
be the second Tuesday of
the month at 9 a.m., with
possible special meetings on
the fourth Tuesday.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL met to tackle a relative
brief pre-holiday agenda.
The Council voted 3-2 to
name Preble-Rish as the
city's primary engineering
firm, with Baskerville-Don-
ovan as secondary firm. Two
councilmen disagreed with
the decision, objecting that
engineering project work
should be rotated between
chosen firms...

THE WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD'S regular
meeting focused on formu-
lating a school policy toward
social media such as Face-
book. It was agreed that a
committee would be formed
to study and make recom-
mendations on such a poli-
cy.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
HELD its annual Hometown
Christmas event at the Wal-
ton County Fairgrounds on
Nov. 26. Attendees shopped,
browsed, sampled snacks
and treats, watched enter-
tainment, and had an oppor-
tunity to meet with Santa
Claus.


RTS
-:NT
v. 'ered
a .- J.os from
his recent visit to Concord,
MIass., thp historic town
can Revo-
began with the "shot
heard 'round the world."

THE WALTON COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS was sued
by citizen Suzanne Harris.
The lawsuit, filed in Wal-
ton County Circuit Court on
Nov. 21, arises from a 2010
transaction for the purchase
of a portion of land known
as the Chat Holley parcel,
bought by the county as part
of a road improvement proj-
ect. The suit alleges assort-
ed counts of failure to hold
required public meetings
and make required disclo-
sures in connection with the
transaction. The suit seeks
to have the transaction re-
scinded and the purchase
price returned, along with
associated costs and fees.

ACTING ON RECOM-
MENDATIONS made in a
report by independent legal
counsel on the 2010 Chat
Holley parcel land purchase,
the Board of County Com-


missioners voted to have
written procedures for land
transactions prepared and
submitted for consideration.,
The report pointed out in-
stances where a proper re-
view of documents did not
appear to have been made,
and offered suggestions for
future best management
practices. The commission-
ers also voted to put on hold
any pending land transac-
tions until the written pro-
cedures are in place.

THOMAS FORD MC-
COY JR. began the penalty
-phase of his trial for the
first degree murder of Cur-
tis Brown, committed in
2009. McCoy pled guilty to
the charge in July of 2011,
on the understanding that
the state would seek a death
sentence. A jury was select-
ed and began hearing what
would prove to be nearly a
week of testimony and evi-
dence solely on the question
of whether to recommend a
death sentence or a sentence
of life imprisonment.

THE FIRST-EVER
TRENDY LADY EXPO
was held at the DeFuniak
Springs Civic Center. This
expo was intended to spark
interest in local retail and
vendors, and included sell-
ers of food, candy, cloth-
ing, cosmetics and kitchen
goods.

THE CITY OF FREE-
PORT held its 20th 'annual
Christmas parade and tree-
lighting. Freeport Fire and
Rescue Chief Ben Green-
slait called it "the biggest
Christmas parade we have
ever had." Elected officials,


schools, churches and social
groups gathered and parad-
ed or watch other parade,
while welcoming Santa
Claus.

KARL ROVE, former chief
of staff and senior advisor to
president George W. Bush,
was the featured speaker
at the Walton Area Cham-
ber of Commerce's annual
meeting on Dec. 1. Rove,
who owns a second home
in Walton County, praised
Walton County and its for-
ays into new urbanism. He
also spoke of his family's
immigrant roots, and had
observations to make about
the 2012 presidential race,
the economy and congres-
sional term limits.

ELVES WERE SEEN
riding along CR-30A on
Dec. 4, part of the fourth
annual Elf Ride event, a
fundraising endeavor where
bicyclists dressed as Santa's
helpers travel the road to
carry donated gifts to needy
children in Walton County.
The elves' destination was
South Walton Fire District
Watercolor station, where
the gifts were collected for
distribution through Caring
and Sharing. The Elf Ride
was created by "Grand Elf'
Luke Thompson, an area
student, who organized the
ride when he was a sixth-
grader and has been lead
organizer since.

A JURY RECOM-
MENDED A SENTENCE
OF DEATH for Thomas
Ford McCoy Jr. McCoy pled
Guilty in July of 2011 to the
2009 first-degree murder of
Curtis Brown. Jurors heard
nearly a week of testimony
and evidence before mak-
ing their, recommendation
to Judge Kelvin Wells, fol-
lowing two hours of delib-
eration. Wells did not set a
date for sentencing, but it
will likely be early in 2012.
Wells will give strong con-
sideration of the jury's rec-
ommendation, but the final
decision on the sentence will
be his.

THE HOUSEHOLD OF
GEORGE RALPHH AND
DAWNE MILLER opened
their doors to the Herald
Breeze to display their elab-
orate collection of memo-
rabilia and figurines from
the 1983 film classic, A
Christmas Story, featuring
Ralphie Parker, his eccen-
tric family, and his holiday
quest for a Red Ryder BB
gun that won't "shoot his
eye out." The Miller home
contains figures of famous
scenes from the film, along
with the legendary "leg
lamp" which shines nightly
and brightly in the Millers'
window facing Live Oak Av-
enue in DeFuniak Springs.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL
voted to proceed with pursu-
ing bids from companies to
finish demolition of the inte-
rior of the former Health De-
partment Building, which is
being considered as a possi-
ble headquarters for the Of-
fice of the City Marshal (DF-
SPD). Not voted on was the
question of a final course of
action regarding the build-
ing's renovation or its total
demolition. Complicating
the issue is the presence of
mold and fungal growth in
the structure, which would
require additional measures
to protect workers on the
project, and prevent use of
inmate labor. At the same
meeting (Dec. 12) the Coun-
cil named several commu-
nity members to serve on an
airport advisory committee.

THE ,NINTH ANNUAL
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
CHRISTMAS PARADE
rolled on Dec. 10. Bands,
floats, and costumed char-


acters from the North Pole
to Charles Dickens paraded
before an appreciative crowd
around lake -yard. Jean An-
derson served as Grand
Marshal.

THE HISTORIC
BLOUNT HOUSE IN
FREEPORT was open to the
public, as hosts (the Free-
port Town Planters) served
punch, coffee and holiday
treats to visitors. In addi-
tion to Christmas decora-
tions, on display were his-


torical albums with articles
and photos.

BOTH HOUSES OF THE
FLORIDA STATE LEG-
ISLATURE have proposed
plans for the redrawing the
state's political boundaries.
The measure is mandated
by the Florida Constitution,
which requires redistricting
every 10 years to equalize
population numbers in U.S.
Congressional, state Senate
and state House districts.
Northwest Florida has five
options for redistricting.
State legislators have been
.receiving and continue to
receive public input on pro-
posed plans. Voting in com-
mittee and in the Legisla-
ture is expected to begin in
early 2012, followed by legal
review beginning in' Febru-'
ary arid conclusion in Ju-ne,'
so that state and federal
candidates can qualify for
the 2012 elections.

NIKKI AND DAVID
SWEDBERG were named
The DeFuniak Herald Beach
Breeze Christmas Family of
2011. The Swedbergs are
deeply involved in the Wal-
ton County Animal Shelter's
daily operations and active
workers in the nationwide
animal rescue movement.

FOLLOWING THE RES-
IGNATION of County At-
torney Lynn Hoshihara,
the members of the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) are
considering their options
to secure legal counsel for
the county. Choices include
retaining an outside firm,.
hiring in-house counsel, or
using a combination of the
two plans. Hoshihara's last
day will be Dec. 30, though
she has offered to stay on
if needed to assist in tran-
sition. The BCC discussed
options at a special Dec. 13
meeting. The county is cur-
rently involved in 30 active
legal cases, which are be-
ing handled variously by
the county's insurance com-
.pany attorneys, the Florida
League of Cities, or by local
or Tallahassee firms.

FREEPORT FIRE RES-
CUE reported that 53 fami-
lies with 135 children have
qualified this year for the
Toys for Tots Christmas
program, and that 10 more
families will likely be add-
ed.

A TRAFFIC STOP ON
I-10 led to seizure of 30
pounds of marijuana val-
ued at $200,000, along with
some drug paraphernalia.
A canine officer (Ella) and
her handler, Walton County
Sheriffs Deputy Steve Key,
made the arrest and sei-
zure.

CONSTRUCTION
COULD START as soon as
2013 on a new span that
would add two lanes to the
U.S. 331 bay bridge. Wal-
ton County is in line to re-


NIKKI
AND DA-
SVID SWED-
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2011 Christ-
mas Family
Sof the Year,
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ceive federal funding for the
project, but it is contingent
on the county's providing a
matching $75 million to ful-
ly fund the project. Raising
the funds was the subject
of the discussion andinfor-
mational meeting held Dec.
15 by the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC), with repre-
sentatives of the state De-
partment of Transportation.
Current estimates put the
cost of the project at $177
million. Among the sugges-
tions forraising the money
are imposing a toll on the
south span, and a 'one-cent
(one percent) sales tax.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
made at the Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC)'s Dec. 15
Meeting came from attorney
George Ralph Miller, who
had been receiving criticism
for his role in the 2010 Chat
Holley Road parcel transac-
tion. Miller wanted to tell
his side of the issue, in the
wake of public comment,
and make some comments
on the report made by in-
dependent counsel on the
transaction. Also speaking
was Alan Osborne, a resi-
dent of Driftwood Estates,
who responded to Miller's
remarks and commented on
the. Sandestin DRI Annual
Monitoring Report.

SEAGROVE GARDEN
CLUB held its Christmas
luncheon and charity auc-
tion on Dec. 14 at Point
Washington United Method-
ist Church, raising a grand
total of $5,400 which was
distributed among 24 fami-
lies, including 43 children
and several seniors from the
Muscogee Indian tribe.

STATE SEN. GREG
EVERS addressed the Dec.
14 meeting of the Walton
Republican Women Feder-
ated, speaking on the up-
coming legislative session in
Tallahassee, efforts to wid-
en U.S. 331, and the upcom-
ing presidential elections in
2012.


ELVES OF all sizes en-
joyed the gathering and re-
freshments at the SWFD sta-
tion, the destination at the
end of the 30A Elf Ride, an
annual event in which area
elves donate gifts for kids in
need at Christmas. (Photo
by Dotty Nist).


KREWE DE YAK put on their Santa hats and flung
beads for those needing some Christmas Spirit, on one of
many floats seen at the DeFuniak Springs Christmas Pa-
rade. (Photo by Alicia Leonard)


THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, one of several new additions to this year's
Christmas Reflections display in DeFuniak Springs. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)







THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


Sports


Sports News
and Notes
13B


PAGE 11-B

Paxton charity.
basketball classic
14B


2011 Sports


Year in Review:


January

NORTHWEST FLORIDA State College opened up its
basketball arena with an 86-58 victory over Pensacola State
College in men's basketball action. The women's squad was
edged in the first game of the night 58-56.
Paxton High School held a "Cats Against Cancer". event
on Jan. 6 with the Lady Bobcats taking out the Knights 65-
23 while the boys posted a 64-36 victory. The event raised
$1,469 in the fight against cancer.
Ponce de Leon senior Hillary Harper scored 23 points
to lead the Pirates past Jay 71-36 on January 7. Harper
passed the 1,000-ppint career plateau on the night in the
district victory.
Walton High School football coach Lenny Jankowski was
named the new leader at Vero Beach High School on Janu-
ary 13, leaving the Braves program after five seasons and a
29-23 record at the school.
.Paxton's Marcus Bradley canned a three-point shot at
the buzzer as the Bobcats stole a win at Laurel Hill 47-45
to remain undefeated in District 1 of Class A.


PONCE DE LEON SENIOR HILLARY HARPER passed.
the 1,000-point mark in scoring in a victory over Jay in ear-
ly January. ,The Pirates,went,on to a 26-4 finish with,Harper-
posting 1,169 points in her career. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


'February

THE PAXTON BOBCATS and Ponce de Leon Pirates
both won girls basketball district championships for the
seventh consecutive seasons.
The Paxton girls basketball team got 25 points from ju-
nior Alyssa Dupree in defeating Aucilla Christian 62-39 in
the first round of the Class A playoffs.
Junior center Jasmine Flock scored 13 points as PDL de-
feated Holmes County 53-28 in an opening round Class 2A
playoff contest.
The South Walton boys finished the year with a 10-16
record while Walton ended the year at 11-15. PDL lost in
the opening round of the District 1, Class 2A tournament to
finish the year at 2-22.
The Paxton boys basketball team was upset in the Dis-
trict 1, Class A championship game as Laurel Hill picked
up a 76-71 win behind Isaac Williams 40 points.
Freeport fell to Baker in the District 1, Class 2A cham-
pionship game 60-54 but did earn a playoff berth after de-
feating Northview 74-67 behind junior Collin Myrick's 33
points.
The PDL girls basketball season came to an end with a
second round playoff loss at Graceville 52-48. Hillary Harp-
er ended her career for the Pirates with 20 points in the loss
as the Pirates finished the year with a 26-4 record. Harper
scored 1,169 points in her career at the school.
The Paxton Lady Bobcats could not overcome the size of
FAMU freshman center Lakaris Salter as she scored 29 of
the Rattlers 58'points in a 58-48 win over Paxton in a sec-
ond round Class A playoff contest. The Bobcats ended the
year with a 25-3 record and held the lead early in the fourth
quarter of the contest before back-to-back steals helped
FAMU swing the momentum in picking up the home vic-
tory. Krysten Cuchens led the Bobcats with 20 points in the
final game of her career.
The Paxton boys basketball team could manage only 10
points in the second half as FAMU ended the Bobcats sea-
son with a 49-28 victory in a first round Class A playoff
game. Shaq Jackson scored 17 points in his final basket-
ball-game for the school but could not overcome double and
triple teaming by the Rattlers defense to lead the squad to
a win. Jackson ended his career with 1,944 points in 104
career games at Paxton, averaging 18.7 points per game
and a 98-18 record in his four years on the. varsity. Paxton
ended the year with a 23-5 record.
.Freeport bowed out in the first round of the Class 2A
boys basketball playoffs with a 79-53 loss to Holmes Coun-
ty. Freeport got 22 points from Michael Graziani in his final
game with the squad as the Bulldogs finished the'year with
an 18-10 record. Graziani finished his career with 1,046
points scored at the school.
South Walton senior Justin Dunwald finished second
in the 160-pound division in the Class A wrestling tourna-
ment in Lakeland, posting a 3-1 record in the event. Dun-
wald ended his career with 164 victories for South Walton,
the most wins in school history, while improving on a third
place -finish in 2010. He ended his senior year with a 45-4
record as he lost to Clay High School's Casey Soileau in the
final by a 15-9 decision. Teammate Jay Gatto won his open-
ing match but dropped his next two as he was eliminated in
the 152-pound weight class.
Walton junior pitcher Brendan Leaclt tossed a one-hitter
in a 7-0 victory over Freeport in high school baseball. Leach
had a no-hitter as a sophomore against Rocky Bayou in
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JACKSON wrapped up an outstanding career for the Bob-
cats with 1,944 career points scored while leading the Bob-
cats. to a 23-5 record in his final season. The Bobcats went
98-18 during the last four seasons but saw their year come
to an end in February with a 49-28 loss to FAMU High in
February. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

March

FREEPORT OPENED DIXIE YOUTH baseball and soft-
ball play on March 5 with a parade and a Saturday full
of games at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex as 165
participants began-the season.
The Paxton Dixie Youth baseball and softball teams
opened play on March 12 with beautiful weather for the
beginning of the season.
The DeFuniak Springs Little League opened their 60th
season'of play on March 19 with a parade, cookout and full
slate of games'on the third Saturday of the month. Forty-
one teams began play on a warm afternoon that marked
Opening Day.
The Walton Middle SchoolPWarriors baseball team de-
feated Chipley Roulhac 7-4 to capture a four-team tourna-
ment. The Warriors beat Seaside 13-0 in the opening round
of the event.
The Walton Middle School softball team defeated Em-
erald Coast 19-7'to wii 'their second consecutive Walton
County middle school softball championship.
The Paxton boys basketball team was named an FHSAA
Academic Team Champion as members of the squad posted
the top GPA in Class A with a 3.6 grade point average. .
The Freeport Bulldogs'broke a 16-game losing streak
to the Jay Royals in baseball with a 9-1 victory behind a
strong outing from senior pitcher Michael Graziani. The.
Bulldogs posted their first win since 2001 against the Roy-
als in a district contest that saw Caleb McCormick deliver
three hits in the contest.


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE opened
their 60th season in March with the Opening Day parade.
(Photo by Patrick Casey) ,


FORMER WALTON GOLFER Chase Blaich was named
the Men's Golfer of the Week after helping Huntingdon to a
first place finish at the PC Spring Invitational by the Great
South Athletic Conference for the week ending April 3. Pax-
ton boys basketball player Shaq Jackson inked a deal to
play for Northwest Florida State College next season.
Rock Solid Barbell won a team award in bodybuilding at
the National Physique Committee's 5th Annual Panhandle
Showdown which was held in Pensacola on April 9. The
DeFuniak Springs entity was headed up by local strength
athletes Carol Ann and Bobby Myers and the team had top
10 finishes in eight different categories to earn Rock Solid
Barbell the Team/Trainer of the Year Award at the meet.
South Walton defeated Walton 12-1 to claim the Walton
County Softball Tournament behind a three-hitter from Se-
ahawks pitcher Meagan Ellison. Freeport defeated Paxton
15-~'in the third place contest.
Eight errors sunk the Paxton Lady Bobcats as they fell
to Rocky Bayou 7-4 in the opening round of the District 1,
Class A softball tournament to finish the year with a 4-15
mark.
The South Walton softball team missed the playoffs for
the first time in several seasons as Sneads edged them 2-1
in a District 2, Class 2A semi-final played in Bonifay. The
Seahawks finished the year at 14-9.
Ponce de Leon ended Freeport's softball season with a
12-1 win in an opening round District 1, Class 2A contest
held in Freeport that saw the Bulldogs finish the year with
a 4-19 mark. Jay eliminated the Pirates by a 9-3 score in
a district semi-final game that ended PDL's season with a
14-10 mark.
Walton fell 10-0 to Panama City Arnold in an opening
round game in Marianna in District 1, Class 3A action. The
Braves finished the year at 8-14.
Tallahassee Maclay defeated South Walton in both boys


and girls tennis play in the first round of the state tennis
playoffs with a 6-0 sweep of the boys and a 4-1 win over the
girls. Brooke Durden was the lone Seahawks player to win
a match.
The Walton baseball season came to an end as Kevin
Husum pitched a complete game four hitter to lead Panama
City Bay to a 3-1 victory in an opening round contest of
the District 1, Class 3A tournament held in Chipley. The
Braves finished the year with a 13-10 record.
Vernon defeated South Walton 8-2 in an opening round
District 2, Class 2A tournament contest in Vernon to end
the Seahawks season with a 15-11 record.
The Paxton baseball team earned their fifth consecutive
district title in baseball with a 12-2 win over Central in the
District 1, Class A tournament behind two home runs from
Mason McCormick. The Bobcats had to survive a wild 9-8
win over Bethlehem in the semi-final round that saw Pax-
ton throw the tying run out at the plate to preserve that
victory.
The Freeport Bulldogs won their first baseball district
title in more than 20 years with a 4-2 win at Jay. Collin
Myrick pitched brilliantly for more than six innings of the
contest and senior Michael Graziani got the save with a pop
out to end the game and propel the Bulldogs into the state
playoffs. Graziani threw a complete game in a 3-2 win over
Northview in the District 1, Class 2A semi-final to move the
Bulldogs into the championship game.
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THE FREEPORT BULLDOGS WON their first baseball
district title in more than 20 years with a 4-2 win at Jay in
late April. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

May

THE FREEPORT BASEBALL TEAM earned the pro-
gram's first playoff victory with a 6-3 decision over Vernon
in the first round of the state playoffs. Senior.Michael Gra-
ziani threw a complete game as he struck out 14 batters
and the Bulldogs plated five runs without a hit in the bot-
tom of the fourth inning to move on to the second round.
Paxton's baseball season came to an end with a 9-2 loss
to Aucilla Christian in a game that featured 23 walks. The
Bobcats finished the season with a 19-4 record after falling
behind 7-0 while not being able to mount a rally against the
visiting squad.
The Freeport baseball team won the second playoff game
in school history.and the first one on the road as Caleb Mc-
Cormick hit a bases loaded double in the top of the fifth
inning to rally the Walton County squad to a 5-3 lead that
they would turn into an 8-4 victory over Panama City Boze-
man. Collin Myrick and Michael Graziani combined to take
the win as the Bulldogs moved into the Region Final with
the victory.
SFreeport senior wide receiver Nick Ellington signed a
scholarship deal to play at Webber International Univer-
sity in the fall of 2011.
North Florida Christian freshman Carson Sands threw
a five inning perfect game as he struck out 14 of the 15
batters he faced in a 4-0 defeat of Freeport in the Region
1, Class A baseball firial. Senior Michael Graziani was the
only Bulldog player to put the ball in play as he grounded
out to shortstop to start the game. The contest was called
after five innings of play due to unplayable conditions be-
cause of heavy rain that fell during the game. The Bulldogs
finished the most successful baseball season in school his.
tory with a.15-11 record.
Brandon Odom took first place in the Diamondback 100,
the second round of the 2011 Viper Series at-Kinston's
South-Alabama .Speedway on May 21.


MADE SAUNDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in De-
Funiak Springs enjoyed their Field Day in May with a vari-
ety of games and sporting events. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

June

FORMER WALTON HIGH SCHOOL volleyball player
Betsy Stevenson made the Peach Belt Conference's Presi-
dential Honor Roll at the University of Montevallo for the
2010-11 academic year. Stevenson, who is returning to the
school for her junior year this fall, maintained a grade point
average of 3.75-4.0 to qualify as a Gold Scholar. Stevenson

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FREEPORT
was also one of 24 Montevallo student-athletes that were the top Area 5
honored by the Division II Athletics Directors Association writers of The
for their academic achievements. The student-athletes were Freeport def
honored with the 2010-11 DII ADA Academic Achievement in Freeport as
Awards. lone exhibition
Coaching changes swept local high school softball teams next week.
as Walton's Stan Bosenberg, Freeport's Charles Trotman
and Paxton's Laurie Gilbert wrapped up their final season
as head coaches of each program.
Paxton ranked fifth among all Class A schools in the FH-
SAA's Academic Team Championship Award Program. The
boys basketball and baseball teams took top honors while
the girls basketball team was third and the softball squad
fourth.
SThe 11-12 year old DeFuniak Springs Little League soft-
ball team won a pair of games to take home the District 1
title and advance to Sectional play after defeating Niceville-
Shalimar twice in a three-team tournament held at the De-
Funiak Springs Little League Park. The DeFuniak Springs
squad posted a 13-0 shutout of Niceville-Shalimar on June
27 and ended the event with an 11-5 win on June 30. TA
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THE 11-12 YEAR OLD DEFUNIAK SPRINGS. Little
League softball team won a pair of games in late June to
take home the District 1 title and advance to Sectional play
after defeating Niceville-Shalimar twice in a three-team
tournament held at the DeFuniak Springs Little League
Park. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

July

THE CASE AGAINST former South Walton football
coach David Barron was dismissed in early July. A deal was
struck with the State Attorney's office to defer prosecution
in exchange for a letter of apology to a "group of students"
involved in the case. Barron was arrested last November
after allegedly striking a player twice in the throat during
an October practice after the player missed a tackle. A Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Office report also detailed allegations
that Barron had instructed players to use a hand thrust to
the throat of opposing players and utilized a neck brace on
his own players to practice the technique in the days lead-
ing up to South Walton's Oct. 8 contest against Freeport.
Barron took over the team in 2005, replacing Steve Castle
who coached the varsity squad to a 2-18 record in 2003 and
2004.:
: DeFuniak Springs presidents Patricia Douglass and Greg
Floyd earned medals at the Special Olympics World Sum-
mer Games in Greece. Douglass earned Bronze in the 4x100
meter relay (track), Bronze in the 3K Run and a fourth
place finish in the 5K Run. Floyd competed in bocce and
earned Silver in singles bocce;.a Bronze in doubles Bocce
and a fourth place finish in team bocce.
Paxton's Dixie Youth squad won their first three games
in Brooksville before dropping their next two to finish in the
Final Four of the Machine Pitch State Tournament. Paxton
opened with a 12-3 win over Blountstown then dispatched
Franklin County with an 11-6 win in the second round.
Paxton edged Bartow 11-10 in the third round before fall-
ing to eventual champion West Seminole American 14-2.
Bushnell defeated Paxton 13-1 and finished as the runner-
up. Freeport finished 0-2 with a 16-0 loss to Bushnell and a
13-2 loss to Marianna.
Paxton won their Minor League opener in the AAA State
Tournament in Avon Park with an impressive 10-0 win
over Havana before losing to Spring Hill American in the
second round by a score of 9-1. Paxton was knocked out of
the tournament with a 17-1 loss to Lake Placid. South Wal-
ton also took part in the event but lost to Port St. Joe 13-3
and Bartow 3-2 to finish 0-2.
The DeFuniak Springs 11-12 year old softball team cap-
tured the Section 1 crown with victories of 15-9 and 12-7
over Woodville to advance to the state tournament in the
best-of-three series on July 17.
Walton High School hired Randi Anne McKie to take over
the softball program in 2012. McKie, who teaches science
at the school, coached three years at Franklin High School
in Portland, Ore., as an assistant softball coach where her
team made it to the state playoffs all three years.
The DeFuniak Springs 11-12 year old softball team put
up a valiant effort but went 0-3 in the state Little League
tournament in Port St. Lucie. DeFuniak lost the first game
to Mims 13-1 and then dropped decisions to Cape Coral 8-0
and Port St. Lucie National 10-8 to finish 0-3 in Pool A.
South Walton High School track and field athletes Brit-
tany Crittenden and Jessica Harrison placed sixth and
20th, respectively, out of a field of 38 athletes in the young
women's' heptathlon at the 2011 Amateur Athletic Union's
Junior Olympic Games. The event, which took place in New
Orleans, saw Crittenden, a two-time All American and cur-
rent Florida record-holder in the heptathlon, score a cu-
mulative 4,215 points. Harrison scored 3,565 points in her
first-ever Junior Olympics appearance.


TEAMS FROM PAXTON AND PONCE DE LEON trav-
eled to Franklin County in July to participate in the Florida
Dixie Softball State Tournament. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


'VERSUS SOUTH WALTON was chosen as
rivalry in high school athletics by the sports-
DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze.
eated Walton 14-3 in the Kickoff Classic held
the 2011 high school football season held its
game before opening the regular season the


Y WEATHER CHALLENGED golfers


throughout the summer but plenty of golfers played at both
Blackstone Golf Course in Mossy Head and at the DeFuniak
Springs Country Club in August. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

September

THE START OF THE REGULAR SEASON of high
school football was less than inspiring as Walton lost at
home to Gulf Breeze 54-0 with Freeport falling at Fort Wal-
ton Beach 28-0. South Walton completed the trifecta with a
38-0 loss at Baker.
The Freeport Bulldogs earned Walton County's first win
of the 2011 season by rolling up 534 yards of total offense in
defeating South Walton 39-13. Freeport sophomore quar-
terback Gabe Moore had touchdown runs of 79 and 75 yards
in the contest. The Bulldogs are 7-0 against South Walton
in varsity high school football play.
The Freeport volleyball team rallied from an 0-2 set defi-
cit to defeat Chipley 3-2 to capture a key district match that
would eventually help them attain the #1-seed in the dis-
trict tournament.
Walton's rough start to high school football season con-
tinued as they lost to West Florida Tech 35-0 at Homecom-
ing to drop to 0-5 on the year. Teia Fields was chosen as
Homecoming Queen with Esau Young named the Home-
coming King.


THE WALTON BAND HELPED the school celebrate
Homecoming on September 30 with a strong performance in
the parade on a warm fall day. (Photo by Jennifer Casey)

October

JORDAN VARNER'S 21-yard field goal in overtime lift-
ed the Freeport Bulldogs to a key 17-14 win over the Baker
Gators. The Bulldogs won the game after Baker fumbled
away the football on the first play of overtime. Varner also
caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in the contest as Free-
port improved to 5-1 on the year and 1-0 in district competi-
tion.
Graceville knocked off South Walton 20-14 to drop the
Seahawks to 0-6 on the year as the Tigers took advantage
of three fumbles to build a 20-7 lead. Jessica Harrison was
named Homecoming Queen with Dylan Asbury chosen as
Homecoming King.
The Walton Middle School football team closed the sea-
son with five straight wins, including an 18-12 decision in
Chipley that saw the Warriors put the decisive score on the
board with just two seconds left in the game.
South Walton's Alec Odegaard shot a 1-under par 71 to
take home Low Medalist honors in the 2011 Walton County
Golf Tournament. The Seahawks captured the boys team
title and captured the top spot on the girls side with Kelly
Baker's 45 at the Blackstone Golf Course in Mossy Head.
Walton senior golfer Clay Cawthon shot a 71 at the Osce-
ola Municipal Golf Course in Pensacola on Oct. 18 to claim
the Low Medalist honors as he won the District 1, Class
A individual title by two strokes over Pensacola Catholic's
Clay Vannoy and Joey Stills as well as South Walton golfer
Jordin Corchis.
Freeport suffered their only district loss of the year as
Ndrthview rallied with two fourth quarter touchdowns to
defeat the Bulldogs 35-21 on Oct. 21. Walton lost at Mari-
anna 35-19 while South Walton was tripped up by unde-
feated Holmes County 42-21.
SThe South Walton boys golf team took a second place fin-
ish in the Region 1, Class A golf tournament held October
25 at the A.C. Read Golf Course in Pensacola, earning the
squad's first trip to the state tournament in the program's
short history at the school. Jordin Corchis led the squad
with a 71 as he finished third overall as the Seahawks fin-
Sished three shots behind Pensacola Catholic for the Regioin
title.


November

The South Walton boys golf team managed to avoid a last
place finish in the state tournament last week as they edged
St. Petersburg Northside Christian 654 to 659 to claim 15th
place in their first trip to the state final in the program's
history. Junior Alec Odegaard led the Seahawks with a two
day total of 157(81-86) while senior Jordin Corchis shot
a 162(85-77). Senior Brandon Travis carded a 167(80-87)
with sophomore Nathan Corchis taking a 168(86-82). Se-
nior Shawn Howard rounded out the team with a score of
202(102-100). Fellow Region I member Pensacola Catholic
posted a team score of 628. The Class A final was played at
the Deer Island Country Club in Tavares.
Freeport athlete Collin Myrick was honored with a sur-
prise ceremony during Homecoming Week as he was chosen
as one of six male athletes across the country for Wendy's
High School Heisman Award for the state of Florida..
.The Walton volleyball team fell in a first round playoff
game in Class 4A to Florida High by a score of 16-25, 11-
25, 25-20, 17-25. The Braves finished the year with an 18-9


mark after finishing as the runner-up to Pensacola Catholic
in the district tournament. Junior Sierra Contreras led the
Braves with 10 blocks and five kills.
The Freeport Bulldogs earned a playoff berth in high
school football with a 41-14 win at Jay to improve to 6-3
overall. Brandon Head had a pair of touchdown runs in the
game as ihe Bulldogs finished runner-up to Northview in
District 1 of Class 2A.
Freeport won their Homecoming game with a 37-21 vic-
tory over Rocky Bayou in a Thursday night contest. Senior
James Leogrande led the team with 79 rushing yards and
was named Homecoming King at halftime. Megan Salzlein
was chosen as the Homecoming Queen.
The Walton Braves ended a miserable football season
with a 44-0 loss at East Gadsden to close their 91st season
with an 0-10 mark.
South Walton avoided an 0-10 football season as junior
Drew Pfeiffer ran for 88 yards and three touchdowns as the
Seahawks picked up a 38-23 win over Franklin County to
give coach Bill Wiles his first win as the program's head
coach.
The Freeport volleyball team fell at Baker in five sets in
a classic battle that saw the Bulldogs come up just a few
points shy of a trip to the Final Four in Lakeland. Baker
took the fifth game 15-12 after the two squads split the first
four sets. The Bulldogs won the District 2 title and defeated
Jay in the first round before losing to the Okaloosa County
squad to finish the year at 20-6.
Walton baseball player Charlie Stevenson signed with
the University of Mobile. Stevenson, who pitched for Wal-
ton as a freshman and sophomore returned to DeFuniak
Springs after spending a year at Panama City Mosley. Ste-
venson, a left-handed pitcher, also played on the offensive
line for the' Walton football team in'2011.
Paul McClure of DeFuniak Springs signed a National
Letter of Intent with the,University of'North Alabama. A
standout at Faulkner State Community College, he placed
fifth at the National; Junior College Athletic Association
Division I Tournament and earned All-Region 12 and first-
team All-American honors.
South Walton's Trey LaNasa and Jacob Leuze finished
83rd and 93rd, respectively at the Class 2A state cross coun-
try finals in Dade City. LaNasa posted a time of 18:06.50
while Leuze finished the 5k course with a time of 18:13.83.
Freeport's first-ever female representative at the state
cross country meet, freshman Theresa Johnson, finished in
the 107th spot with a time of 22:40.98 in the girls 1A race.
Johnson won the district championship for Freeport as an
individual and made it to state after qualifying during the
Regional round of competition.
Northview ended Freeport's football season with a 43-13
victory in the second round of the Rural Class A playoffs.
The Chiefs led 20-7 when Freeport recovered a fumble to
stop a Northview drive that was incorrectly overturned by
the officials. The Chiefs would go on to break the game open
and end the Walton County squad's year with an 8-4 mark.
The Bulldogs had defeated Vernon 32-18 in the opening
round.


FREEPORT ATHLETE COLLIN MYRICK was honored
with a surprise ceremony during Homecoming Week as he
was chosen ,as one of six male athletes across the country
for Wendy's High School Heisman Award and a trip to New
York City. (Photo by Patrick Casey)

December

South Walton track athlete Jessica Harrison took the
top spot on in the Liberty Kickoff, an indoor track competi-
tion" at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Harrison, a
senior, was the only high school athlete in the pentathlon
and she overcame a field of 15 college athletes, edging Vir-
ginia State's Shadia Cook by a total score of 3,277-3,271 to
take the overall win
The Paxton girls and boys basketball teams won both
their games over Poplar Springs and saw Alyssa Dupree
and Chad Zessin crowned Homecoming Queen and King.
The Walton Braves 'boys basketball team broke a 12-
game losing streak to the Marianna Bulldogs with a 74-65
district victory over the Bulldogs at home on Dec. 9. Junior
DeShun Tucker scored 29 points to lead the team to the
win.
The Ponce de Leon Lady Pirates won their ninth consecu-
tive Holmes County Christmas Tournament on their home
floor with victories over Holmes County 74-58 and Poplar
Springs 39-21. Senior Jasmine Flock scored 24 points in the
victory over the Bluedevils and 12 points against the Atom-
ics.
Freeport athlete Collin Myrick attended the Wendy's
High School Heisman Award ceremony on Dec. 9 in New
York City. Though Myrick did not win the national award,
he was one of six male finalists throughout the country to
attend the event and had a great time over the ,weekend
with his family.
Walton football coach Bobby Bennett was let go after
one year as the squad's leader and an 0-10 season that saw
the Braves outscored 445-90 against an extremely difficult
schedule during an injury-plagued season.
The PDL girls basketball team hit Christmas break with
a 12-0 record after defeating Graceville and South Walton
on back-to-back nights in the middle of the month.


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WALTON JUNIOR DESHUN TUCKER(3) scored 29
points to help Walton defeat Marianna and break a 12-game
losing streak to the Bulldogs. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


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Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEY and
REID TUCKER
The Freeport girls volley-
ball team posted the high-
est grade point average of
any squad in Class A with
a 3.525 cumulative score to
capture the fall academic
team championship in that


sport.
The South Walton boys
cross country team finished
fifth in Class 2A with a team
grade point average of 3.688.
The Seahawks girls cross.
country team finished sev-
enth with a mark of 3.792.
Marianna is searching for


a new head football coach
after Steve DeWitt was let
go in mid-December. DeW-
itt posted a mark of 12-19 in
three seasons at the school
as the Bulldogs struggled
defensively for most of that
time period. The Bulldogs
posted a 5-5 mark in 2011.


Vern Barth voluntarily
stepped down after four.
years as head football coach
and athletic director at Port
St. Joe High School, ac-
cepting a transfer to Gulf
Academy, the district's sec-
ond-chance school. Barth
posted a record of 24-19 in


four years at the school.
Chuck Gannon, a long-time
coach in several sports at
the high school and most
recently defensive coordi-
nator, will take the reins
of the football program and
become athletic director ef-
fective the first of January.

R+L Carriers'New Or-
leans Bowl hosted a record
crowd of 42,841. Louisiana
Lafayette sold close to


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20,000 tickets and won the
game on a field goal as time
expired 32-30 over San Diego
State. Louisiana Lafayette
and Ohio's victories were
the first bowl wins in school
history, while Temple en-
joyed its first bowl win since
1979.

Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


This Week in College Football History: Dec. 26-Jan. 1


Courtesy The National Foot-
ball Foundation & College
Hall of Fame.

Jan: 1, 1998 College
Football Hall of Fame coach
Lloyd Carr took his top-
ranked Michigan squad to
the Rose Bowl in Pasadena,
Calif., in search of the pro-
gram's first national cham-
pionship since 1948. Stand-
ing in the Wolverines' way
was No. 7 Washington State,
led by Heisman Trophy fi-
nalist Ryan Leaf at quar-
terback. Leaf came out hot,
hitting wide receiver Kevin
McKenzie for a 15-yard
touchdown pass and driving
again inside Michigan's red
zone until Heisman Trophy
winner Charles Woodson
intercepted a Leaf pass in-
side the end zone. Michigan
quarterback Brian Griese, a


1997 NFF National Scholar-
Athlete, hit wide receiver
Tai Streets with a 53-yard
scoring heave to even the
score heading into halftime.
Washington State broke the
tie in the third quarter on a
14-yard reverse by wide re-
ceiver Shawn Tims, but the
extra point was blocked. Gri-
ese again found Streets, this
time for 58 yards, to give the
Wolverines their first lead.
Griese's third touchdown
pass of the day came early
in the fourth quarter on a
23-yard play-action strike
to tight end Jerame Tuman.
A Rian Lindell 48-yard field
goal brought Washington
State's deficit to 21-16. Leaf
brought the Cougars to
Michigan's 26 on a last-gasp
drive, but the clock expired
before Washington State
could run a final play. The


.2011-12 High School Boys Basketball Standings
Through Dec. 26
District 1, Class A District Overall
Sw L W -w L I
Malone 5 .0 11 2
Paxton 4 1 9 2
* ....r ....... S i. 2 3 '. ...............5 .............................5 ..............|
iBethlehem 2.... 2 .
Poplar Spnrings 2 3
Laurel Hill 1 4 3 -
Central 0 4 6
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. bDstrict2, ClassA Distnct : (erall
,................ .. .. .... ........ ..... ...... ... .... .. .... ... ...
W L W L
Holmes Co 4 0 7 2
Freeport 3 1 7 4
Chipley 1 1 3 3
Jay 1 2 5 3
Baker 1 2 4 5
Northview 0 4 __ 0 9


District 3. Class A


Cottondale
Graceville
Sneads
SWewahitchka
Vemon
Altha
Ponce de Leon


District 4, Class A


West Gadsden
South Walton
Blountstown
Port St Joe
P C Bozeman
Franklin Co.
Liberty Co


District
6
5
4
3
2
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District
w
W
6
4
3
2
3
1
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Overall
W L
10 2
5 4
6 3
4 7
3 6
3 6
S9rall

Overall


W
10
7
4
5
5
1


L
1
; 4
6
6
6
7


District 1, Class 4A Distrct Overall
W L W I L
Walton 1 0 5 6
Marianna 1 1 5
Pensacola Catholic 0 1 4


2011-12 High School Girls Basketball Standings
[---- ---_ _------ -
District 1, Cl s A DIsti Oveera l
W L W L

Paxton 5 0 10 2
Malone 3 1 9 2
Poplar Springs 2 2 5 5
Central 1 2 7 4
Laurel Hiil 1 3 5 6
Bethlehem 0 3 1 6

District 2, Class A District I Overall
W L W L
Holmes Co. 4 1 6 5
Baker 3 1 8 1
Chipley 4 2 8 4
Northview 1 1 1 4
Jay 1 : 3 7 5
Freeport : 4 3 10

District 3, Class A District i ...erall

Pance de Leon L 6
Cottondale 3 1 4 4
IGraceville 5 2 7 7
e .......................................-.... .
Sneads 2 4 5 7
Vemon 2 4 2 _5
Wewahitchka 1 5 2 9

District 4, Class A i Dstrict Overall I
w L W L
South Walton 5 0 9 2
Liberty Co. 3 1 5 2
West Gadsden 5 2 5 5
Por St. Joe 2 1 5 3
Idranin Co. 2 3 2 8
Blountstown 1 4 4 8
PC Bozeman 0 6 0 8
District i, Class 4A District Overall
.................................... .................................... .............. ............. .............. ...... ......... ............. .. ........... .. ........... .. ...............
S L W L
Walton 2 0 12 3
Maranna 1 1 3 4
ensacola Catholic 0 1 1 12__


21-16 victory gave Michigan
the AP National Champion-
ship, the program's first in
over half a century.

Dec. 26, 1921 Centre
S(Ky.) defeated Arizona 38-0
in the inaugural San Di-
ego East-West Christmas
Classic. Following a shock-
ing upset of Harvard, fu-
ture College Football' Hall
of Fame quarterback Alvin
"Bo" McMillan led thePray-
ing Colonels to two bowl
games to complete the 1921
season. One week after the
victory over Arizona, Cen-
tre faced Texas A&M in the
inaugural Dixie Classic at,
Fair Park Stadium in Dal-
las. The Praying Colonels
were key figures in the post-
season bowl era; one. season
prior, Centre. defeated TCU
in the Fort Worth Classic,
which was the first bowl
game played outside the
Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca-
lif. In all, Centre competed
in the first three bowl games
staged outside the Rose
Bowl.

Dec. 27, 1969 College
Football Hall of Fame coach
Ray Graves and No. 15 Flor-
ida topped College Football
Hall of Fame cdach Doug
Dickey and No. 11 Tennes-
see 14-13 in the Gator Bowl
in Jacksonville.. Trailing
10-7 in th6 third quarter,
future College Football Hall
of Famer Carlos Alvarez
hauled in a nine-yard scor-
ing pass from. quarterback
John Reaves to provide the
winning score. Gators line-
backer. Mike.Kelley earned
Most Valuable Player hon-
ors by scoring Florida's first
touchdown on an eight-yard
Blocked punt return and col-
lecting a fumble and an in-
Sterception. The game proved
to be Dickey's last as the
head coach at Tennessee as
he effectively swapped side-
lines, taking over at Florida
beginning in the 1970 sea-
son while NFF Board Mem-
ber Bill Battle took over for
Dickey at Tennessee.

Dec. 28, 2002 College
Football Hall of Fame coach
Barry Alvarez led Wiscon-
sin to a 31-28 overtime up-
set of No. 14 Colorado in the
Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
In a game ruled by turn-
overs, Colorado cornerback
Donald Strickland gave his
team a 7-0 lead with a 91-
yard interception return,
and Wisconsin used three
interceptions of its own, in-
cluding one by 2004 NFF
National Scholar-Athlete
Jim Leonhard, to build a 21-
14 halftime lead. Colorado
reclaimed the lead by recov-
.ering fumbles on consecu-
tive Badgers touches, on a
punt return and a kickoff
return, to take a 28-21 ad-
vantage. Wisconsin quarter-
back Brooks Bollinger led
an 80-yard drive in just 90
seconds, which included two
fourth-down conversions, to
send the game to overtime
with a one-yard plunge with
51 seconds. to play. After
holding Colorado scoreless
on the first possession of
overtime, the Badgers won
the game on a 37-yard field
goal by Mike Allen.

Dec. 29, 1991 College
Football Hall of Fame coach
Fisher DeBerry guided Air
Force to a 38-15 victory over
Mississippi State in the Lib-
erty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.
The Falcons dominated the
game despite throwing just
two passes, rushing for 318
yards and racing to a 21-0
lead in the second quarter.
Air Force also scored two
touchdowns on fumble re-
coveries to secure its lead.
The win gave Air Force its
third 10-win season in pro-
gram history.


Dec. 30, 1988 Future Col-
lege Football Hall of Fame
running back Barry Sand-
ers put on a show in leading
No. 12 Oklahoma State to a
62-14 win over No. 15 Wyo-
ming in the Holiday Bowl in
San Diego. Sanders set the
bowl-game record for points
and tied Neil Snow of Michi-
gan for the bowl-game rush-
ing touchdowns record when
he registered five rushing
scores and 30 total points.
Snow's record was set in the
first bowl game in college
football history,: the 1902
Rose Bowl. Sanders rushed


for 222 yards on the day,
capping a season in which
he set or tied more than two
dozen NCAA single-season
records, including rushing
yards (2,628) and rushing
touchdowns (37). Cowboys
quarterback and current
head coach Mike Gundy
completed 20-of-24 passes
for 315 yards and two touch-
downs.

Dec. 31, 1981 College
Football Hall of Fame coach
Don Nehlen. led West Vir-
ginia to a 26-6 victory over
Florida in the Peach Bowl in


Atlanta. The Mountaineers'
defense, led by future Col-
lege Football Hall of Famer
Darryl Talley, held the Ga-
tors to just 105 yards of
total offense, including mi-
nus-30 rushing yards. The
only points surrendered by
West Virginia came in the
fourth quarter with a 26-0
lead in hand. Mountaineers
quarterback, 1981 NFF Na-
tional Scholar-Athlete and
current West Virginia ath-
letics director, Oliver Luck
completed 14-of-23 passes
for 107 yards and a touch-
down.


Walton High showcases Brave Brilliance at talent show


SROSES FOR SERAPHIM took first place in the battle of the bands and second place
overall with an electrifying rock-n-roll version of "Carol of the Bells."
. m ,u um.. :--.s -wa ss a


DOBERMAN SOUTH, headed by lead.singer Tyler Hatfield, performed an original
song.


SOPHOMORE BRYAN-
NA MUSCELLA opens with
a Lady Gaga cover.


High School
Basketball Scores

Monday. December 19
Beih Ha..n KY
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Laurel i'll


Freeport Girls
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Tuesday. December 20
Beth Haven. KV
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Columbia Cenral Irl
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Beth Haven, KY


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LIZZIE NETTLES stunned the audience with a phenom-
enal performance of Adele's hit "Someone Like You."


Columbia Cenlral T

FreeI rt BSo.o

Paxton Boys
Per.sCila LCalhuiIC

Niceville

Walton Boys
Beth Haven,KY
Walton Girls
Beth Haven, KY


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42
33
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39
56
-53 CHANCE BYRD'S and Mary Beth Majors'performance
6. of "Don't Stop Believing" won first place for vocal group and
32 best overall.


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'.Wednesday- December 21
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Paxton charity basketball classic hosts 14 teams,


raises thousands of dollars for cancer research


By REID TUCKER
What started last year
as a triple-header for char-
ity between boys and girls
teams from Paxton and
Rocky Bayou grew into a
three-day, 14-team\ invita-
tional classic for 2011, and
with that increased scope
came a marked increase in
funds raised for cancer re-
search,
Last year's Cats Against
Cancer charity games raised
$1,400 in a single night. This
year, Cats Against Cancer
was, predictably, even more
of a resounding success, as a
combination of admissions,
t-shirt sales and donations
resulted in a gross profit of
more than $7,000. What's,
more, the event featured
teams from around the state
and a few from as far away
as Kentucky and Tennes-
see, which meant those in
attendance were in for some
interesting hoops action.
That combination of good
basketball and a good cause
is what Paxton girls head
coach Steve Williams, who
conceptualized and orga-
nized the whole event, had
in mind all along. He was
pleased with the turnout
for the games, which were
played pretty much all day
long and into the night from
Dec. 19-21. However, for
Williams, who lost his moth-
er to ovarian cancer in 2006
and whose wife was diag-
nosed with cervical cancer
earlier this year, the main
purpose of the classic is to
battle the disease.
"I thought the games
were great as far as being
competitive and entertain-
ing games," Williams said.
"We always look for what
we think are good match-
ups in terms of the games,


but if we can raise one more
dollar for cancer research to
beat this disease, that is our
main objective."
Cats Against Cancer
raises money for several
charities, among them St.
Jude Children's Research
Hospital, the Walton Coun-
ty branch of the American
Cancer Society, and the on-
cology department of Pen-
sacola's Baptist Hospital,
which also sponsored the
event.
The fundraiser's success
also depended on assistance
from Paxton's administra-
tors, staff and teachers, Wil-
liams said. He was quick to.
heap praise on cross coun-
try coach Laurie Gilbert for
manning the event's hospi-
tality room, feeding between
150 and 200 players and
coaches a day, Becky Wilk-
erson for handling faxes,
printing and communica-
tions, student resource offi-
cers from the various schools
for providing security, and
Principal Beth Tucker and
Assistant Principal Mitch
Jackson. Other school em-
ployees volunteered to sell
tickets and students, play-
ers among them, worked all
three days in the concession
stands and cleaned up trash
in the concession stands.
"Our students have an ap-
preciation for what the rea-
son we had the classic is,"
Williams said. "The other
coaches have been super, the
officials donated money and
the support that.our admin-
Sistrators and faculty .show
such a great cause was won-
derful. They were willing to
take three days out of their
Christmas break and be up
here from 7 in the morning
until 10 at night. I couldn't
be any more blessed and I'm


thankful for what everyone
did."
The basketball action at
the three-day fundraiser
was no slouch either, with
several local schools' boys
and girls team going up
against opponents from as
near as Pensacola to as far
away as Kentucky. Wal-
ton, Freeport, Paxton, Lau-
rel Hill had boys' and girls'
squads competing, while
Niceville sent just its girls'
team.
Walton County's teams
gave a good account of them-
selves in the round-robin
format classic, though, per-
haps fittingly, only Paxton's
girls went undefeated.
On Monday, Paxton's
boys fell 70-63 to Beth Ha-
ven, of Kentucky, though
the Lady Cats got revenge
and defeated Beth Haven's
girls by an overwhelming
58-12 margin. Alyssa Du-
pree Scored 13 points, while
Quinn Williams and Emily
Murray each added 11. Lat-
er that day, Freeport's boys
defeated Laurel Hill 79-60
and the Lady Bulldogs won
a huge upset over Niceville
at 41-37, with Mary Kate
Myrick putting up 21 points
with three 3-pointers to her
credit.
-Tuesday saw Beth Ha-
ven's boys take a' 63-59 vic-
tory against Freeport after
Collin Myrick made a clutch
3 to send the game into over-
time. Myrick and team mate
Gabe Moore scored 39 points


of the team's total between
them. The Walton Lady
Braves fell by ten points to
Colombia Central, with the
Tennessee team posting a
61-51 final score. The Lady
Bulldogs also got a 48-19
win over Beth Haven's girls'
team, while Walton's. boys,
led by Ken Randolph's 20
points, dropped just two
behind Tallahassee's North
Florida Christian, who took
the win at 65-63.
Wednesday's matchups
were the most interesting
by far, and all Walton Coun-
ty teams save Freeport's
girls came away with wins.
The Lady Dogs were all
but swept by North Florida
Christian at 51-19, though
boys' squad managed to pull
out a win versus North Flor-
ida Christian. Freeport car-
ried a 10-point advantage
through most of the game
only to see that lead evap-
orate due to a succession
of turnovers in the fourth
quarter, though the Bull-
dogs had a tenuous 65-64
Lead with less than 30 sec-
onds remaining, which they
extended to a 67-64 win via
some fine shooting from Col-
lin Myrick.
The Lady Braves swept
Beth Haven 68-32, with
Deja Tucker and Taliah
Moore scoring 18 points and
17 points, respectively, and
the boys' team won a narrow
victory over Beth Haven at
56-53.
The Lady Cats won a bat-


tie against Niceville to go
unbeaten in all three games
they played in the tourna-
ment. Dupree and Murray
led the Paxton girls with 12
points and 11 points, respec-
tively, but Niceville's Ashley
Leveque put up 13 points of
her own. Paxton was up by
12 points through halftime
but Niceville tied the game
39-all with 1:26 to go in
the fourth quarter. A cru-
cial Taylor Cook shot from
the arch put Paxton ahead
and, a.free-throw and a few
second later, the Lady Cats
took the win.
The whole Cats Against
Cancer event was topped off
with a crowd-stirring win
by Paxton' against Pensa-
cola Catholic. The Bobcats
were up 18-15 at the half
but Catholic tied the game
at 33-all with 3:16 left in
the game and took the lead
seconds later but Paxton got
back to 35-all at, 2:22 show-
ing on the clock. With only
34 seconds left in regulation
play, Chad Zessin- drained
four shots from the stripe
after back-to-back fouls, and
then blocked a shot from
3-point range by a Catholic
shooter, enabling Paxton to
take the 42-38 win.
Williams said the goal
of playing games in a clas-
sic format rather than as a
tournament has the benefit
of bringing in teams local
squads would not get the
opportunity to play in the
regular season while also
having the benefit of pre-ar-
ranged matchups. Outside'
of the unexpected absence of
Orlando's Agape Christian's
teams, which Williams said
was "just a hiccup," this for-
mat worked out extremely
well.
"Instead of playing a


tournament, where we end
up playing the same people
we always play, this way
we know we're going to play
three other teams," Williams
said. "You almost never get
an opportunity to see what
basketball is like outside
our little shell. It's good for
our.kids to see that too. We
want to continue to bring in
out-of-area teams and our
local teams as well."
As far as what 2013 holds
for Cats Against Cancer,
Williams isn't making any
promises, though the pos-
sibilities are many. He said
more and more teams, es-
pecially from Alabama, are
hearing about the event and
want to be involved next
year, which could lead to an
interstate shootout. Also,
the, date of the next fund-
'raiser may move back to
the end of November or may
move forward after New
Year's Day, which would"
technically make it the 2014
Cats Against Cancer.
Nevertheless, with the
17th annual Hilton Sandes-
.tin Beach Blowout tourna-
ment scheduled going on this
week in Freeport, Williams
and his team have plenty
on their plates already. Re-
gardless of what form Cats
Against Cancer takes in the
future, Williams is looking
forward to taking the fight
to cancer just as much as he
looks forward to seeing the
Lady Cats put shots in the
basket.
"I looked forward to [Cats
Against Cancer] and I'll con-
tinue to look forw~a rd to it
every. year," Williams said.
"Hopefully for many years
to come we can do some-
thing like this and give back
to our community and to the
area."


ijj

THE WALTON LADY BRAVES dominated the girls'
squad of Kentucky's Beth Haven, winning 68-32. The Lady
Braves were 1-1 at the 2011 Cats Against Cancer classic as
they fell 61-51 to Colombia Christian of Tennessee. (Photo
by Reid Tucker)


WALTON'SAMOS WILLIAMS scored nine points against
Beth Haven on the last day of the classic. His team mates
Deshun Tucker and Ken Randolf each scored 11 points to
give the Braves a close 56-53 win to finish 1-1. (Photo by
Reid Tucker)


FREEPORT'S GIRLS struggled against Colombia Cen- .
tral and were swept 51-19. Mary Kate Myrick was the Lady
Bulldogs' high-scorer with seven points. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


CHAD ZESSIN scored 13 points to lead the Bobcats in
scoring against Pensacola Catholic in the final game of the
classic. Paxton ground out a 42-38 win in a defense-heavy
contest io finish up Cats Against Cancer with one loss and
one win. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


SPAXTON'S ALYSSA DUPREE scored 12 points to lead
the Lady Cats on the way to a solid, if close 43-39 win over
Niceville's girls on the last night of the Cats Against Cancer
Tournament. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


FREEPORT'S BOYS won a narrow 67-64 victory against
North Florida Christian. Caleb Piasecki, seen here making
a jump shot just outside the lane, scored 12 points on the
night of Wednesday, Dec. 21. (Photo by Reid Tucker)







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REVIEW
What made the
news in 2011, and
photos. 1-A




SANTA PATROL
COMES THROUGH
AGAIN
More than 2,000
gifts delivered to
area kids. 16-A


THE YEAR.IN
SPORTS


Leading
events and
11-B


games,
photos.


CATS AGAINST
CANCER
BASKETBALL
FOR CHARITY
Fourteen teams,
$7,000 raised for re-
search. 14-B



ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
5-C

CLASSIFIED 7-C

OUTDOORS 2-C

ARRESTS 10-A

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Tourism council meets,


strong numbers reported


By DOTTY NIST
"Again, we continue to
see strong numbers," South
Walton Tourist Develop-
ment Council (TDC) Execu-
tive Director Dawn Moliter-
no told council members at
the council's Dec. 13 regular
quarterly meeting
October 2011 bed tax col-
lection figures had been re-
ported and were found to be


up by 42 percent over those
of October 2010.
A potential visitor study
conducted for the TDC by re-
search firm Kerr & Downs,
which targeted households
earning $75,000 per year
or more, revealed that of
those who do not visit south
Walton, 27 percent had not
heard of the area. Also, it
was reported that half of po-


4


tential visitors do not know
where south Walton is lo-
cated. In addition, the study
also found that 58 percent of
those those surveyed were/
looking to try a new beach
destination.
A visitor tracking survey
of actual visitors to south
Walton,conducted via In-

See NUMBERS 12-C


THIS PLAQUE honoring Pat and Louis Kellogg, donors of the Kellogg Nature Center property, was dedicated in 2010.
(Photo by Dotty Nist)



Commissioners accept


oversight of Kellogg property


By DOTTY NIST
Walton County commis-
sioners will be starting the
New Year with at least
one new responsibility: the
management and oversight
of a 10-plus acre property
that had been donated eight
years ago for use by the pub-
lic as a nature center.
The property, located
on Nursery Road in Santa
Rosa Beach, was given to
the Walton County Board
of County Commission-
ers (BCC) by.south Walton
County resident Pat Kellogg
in 2003. At that time there
were two older homes on
the property, but most of it
was wooded and in its natu-
ral condition. The donation
was with the stipulation
that the land be used as a
wildlife nature preserve and
educational center, with an
emphasis on bird watching.
The Choctawhatchee Audu-
bon Society was provided
with perpetual access to the


property as part of the terms
of the donation.
Soon after Kellogg's do-
nation, the South Walton
Tourist Development Coun-
cil (TDC) was given charge
of study, evaluation and
planning for the develop-
ment of the property accord-
ing to Pat Kellogg's intent.
This was under the tenure
of Kriss Titus and then Son-
ny Mares as TDC directors.
After taking on the Kel-
logg Nature Center as a
project, the TDC conducted
a visioning process for the
center, and a conceptual
plan was developed. Later,
a short distance of prelimi-
nary trail was cleared on the
property, looping through
pine flatwoods connected to
the Choctawhatchee Bay,
and the two homes, which
were dilapidated, were re-
moved. The TDC spent
$266,000 to put in a 20-plus-
space parking lot and land-
scaping, along with storm-


water structures. In April
2010, the TDC hosted the
dedication of a plaque hon-
oring Pat Kellogg and her
husband Louis for the dona-
tion of the property. Pat had
passed away in 2006, Louis
in 1999.
The trails on the prop-
erty, while still preliminary,
are open for public use. The
TDC has marketed them for
use by visitors, and they are
included on a list of trails
featured on the TDC's web
site.
According to TDC Execu-
tive Director Dawn Moliter-
no, who came on board in
spring 2010 soon after the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill,
the nature center project
was put on hold after the oil
spill.
At the TDC's Dec. 13,
2011 meeting, Moliterno
came forward with a recom-
mendation to council mem-
bers that they give over the
management and develop-


ment of the nature center
property to the BCC. She
explained that the owner-
ship of the property had
remained that of the BCC
since the donation. Her rec-
ommendation was based on
a review and determination
by TDC legal counsel that
the property was not some-
thing that the TDC could
continue to invest tourist
development dollars in at
this time.
The recommendation re-
ceived approval by the coun-
cil members, and later the
same day, at the request of
Moliterno on behalf of the
TDC, the BCC voted to ac-
cept the property for over-
sight and management. This
was with the understanding
that the TDC would con-
tinue to market the nature
center.
District 5 Commissioner
Cecilia Jones expressed

See KELLOGG 12-C


Violation

found with

nonresidential

use of home

.y DOTTY NIST
In its first meeting since
April, held Dec. 15 at South
Walton Courthouse Annex,
the Walton County, Code
Enforcement Board found
a Santa Rosa Beach home-
owner in violation for using
his property for commercial
activity in connection with
his landscaping business.
Becky and Stephen Ber-
sch, neighbors of the First
Street property, complained
of disturbances resulting
.from.the loading of trucks,
landscape business employ-
ees leaving their vehicles on
the property, and the use of
a chipper there. The proper-
ty is located within a Resi-
dential Preservation land
use classification.
Code Enforcement, Of-
ficer J.C. Alford also testi-
fled that he had witnessed
employees on the property
loading trucks and storing
mowers there.
Matthew Rivest, own-
er of the property and of
Southeastern Landscap-
ing, said he had worked
hard to resolve issues with
his' neighbors. He disputed
claims that he was running
a business in the residen-
tial neighborhood, saying
that no one ever came to his
home to pay him for land-
scaping services. He said
his business vehicles are
now parked at another site.
However, in response to
questions from board mem-
bers, Rivest stated that he
sporadically stored business
equipment at his home and
that he sometimes would do
maintenance at his home
with one of the mowers used
in connection with his land-
scaping business.
Rivest was found in vio-
lation and was directed to
bring his property into com-
pliance by Jan. 17.
Board members elected
a new chairman, Thomas
Stein. Dave Lovell, 201i
chairman, was elected vice
chairman. Board members
also tentatively scheduled
a member training session
with Jerry Miller, interim
Code Enforcement Board
attorney, for 6 p.m. Jan. 17.


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Seagrove Garden Club


to meet January 11


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 29,2011


The Jan. 11 meeting ofthe
Seagrove Garden Club will
be held at Fire in Gulf Place.
Keen Polakoffs program,
"Splendor in the Grasses -
all about ornamental Grass-
es," will be presented. Keen
is a dynamic presenter. His
program guarantees to not


only to be informative but
entertaining. Come join the
fun!
Seagrove Garden Club
meetings are held the sec-
ond Wednesday of each
month, Sept through May
at 10 a.m. The lunch cost


to members will vary from
$18 to $23, depending on
the venue. Guests will be an
additional $5. Reservations
are required for all meet-
ings. For more information
on membership contact
Shari Roberts, Membership
Chair, at (850) 267-9586.


OUTDOOR EVENTS IN
WALTON COUNTY
AND THE SURROUNDING
AREA FOR
DECEMBER 28 JANUARY 4

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM
SWALTON OUTDOORS
E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER OPEN DEC. 27-29
; Time: 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Dec. 27 Talking Trash" Help save our environment by learning the
ins and outs of recycling and it's importance!
Dec. 28 Animals, animals, animals!! Every snake, bird, turtle and mammal that the Center has will
be on display for unbelievable interaction!!!!
Dec. 29 Hike the trails. All of our trails will be open at different times throughout the day. Each hike
will be led by one of.our knowledgeable staff.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers.education on a better understanding of our environment; with
its focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our
natural resources,
Each Saturday, the Center is open to the public 10 a.m. 3 p.m. and will focus on a different theme,
featuring specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, gopher tortoises and nature
based movies.
Admission is $5 per person.
Children ages 6 to 12 are $2.
Children 5 and under are free.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439. To learn
more, go to www.eowilsoncenter.org
FARMER'S MARKET EVERY SATURDAY MORNING IN SEASIDE
'Seaside Farmers Market:
Seaside Amphitheater
Time: 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers
and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk,
organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you
and our community.
"EVERY CHRISTMAS STORYEVER TOLD" ,
PRESENTED BY THE SEASIDE REPERTORY THEATRE DEC. 28
--.. Location: Fonville Press, Alys Beach "
. Time:2-3 p.m. .
r. 'Every Christmas Story Ever Told presented by The Seaside Repertory Theatre is a family fun event
at the Fonville Press on Dec. 28. Three actors, in Whatstarts out as a pared-down version of the Dickens
classic, stage a mutiny and, in an effort to breathe new life into an old tradition, attempt to tell "Every
Christmas Story Ever Told" in the space of 50 minutes. Nothing is spared in this rollicking tour de farce!
The story of the stingy and sour Ebenezer Scrooge is there too, but it seems the actors haveoverlooked
It's a Wonderful Life, so Scrooge morphs into Jimmy Stewart combining two of the greatest Christmas
stories ever told. Grab your chairs or a blanket and enjoy the show.
CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS LIGHT UP THE LAKEYARD IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
THROUGH.DEC. 31
Location: Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs
Time: 5 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31
Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as the Lakeyard lights up with the annual Christ-
mas Reflections displays. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa's workshop, the
grandfather clock ticking away; and the real reason for the season, the Nativity Scene all surrounded by
twinkling trees. More than 3 million lights reflect on to the lake glowing in holiday splendor.
Admission is $3 per person, children under 6 free. A season pass is available for $35 and is good for a
vehicle with up to 6 people. Horse drawn carriage rides are available for an additional fee.
Christmas Reflections is hosted annually by a group of community volunteers. For more information,
contact Carolyn Mora at (850) 974-6774.
Directions: From U.S. 90 West turn right onto U.S. 331 South. Turn left at the light on Live Oak Ave.;
follow to the entrance of Christmas Reflections. From U.S, 90 East, turn left at the Red Light onto U.S. 331.
South. Turn left at Red Light (at the top of the hill) on Live Oak Ave.; follow to the entrance of Christmas
Reflections. From south of DeFuniak, take U.S. 331 north into DeFuniak, turn right onto Live Oak Ave.
COUNTDOWN SEASIDE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION DEC. 31
Location: Seaside
Time: 7 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.. Annl
Join your friends and family to welcome 2012 on New Year's Eve with the 3rd Annual Countdown
SEASIDE on Saturday, Dec. 31. The family-friendly party will feature live entertainment, kid's art projects,
street performers and ah amazing fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. Festivities for this event begin
at 7 p.m. and last until 12 a.m. New Year's Day.
Spectators will enjoy a night of music ranging from fresh Americana Rock'n Roll to folk and roots. The
celebration kicks off in the Amphitheater with a performance by Kyle Lamonica at 7 p.m., followed by The
David Mayfield Parade taking the stage at 8:15 p.m. and headliners Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at 10
p.m. Finally, welcome 2012 with a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.
INVASIVE PLANT LECTURE IN GRAYTON BEACH JAN. 4
How do invasive plants affect your garden and how do you keep them out of your garden? The Walton,
County Master Gardeners are presenting the third lecture in a series for local gardeners. The subject is
invasive species and will be presented by Craig Overstreet and Chuck Lawson on Wed., Jan 4, 2012 from
10- 11:30 a.m. The lecture will be held at the Coastal Branch Extension Office located at 70 Logan Lane
in Grayton Beach just north of the 4 way stop off CR-283.
Light refreshments will be served and soil testing instruction and supplies will be provided. This pro-
gram is open and free to the community, however, seating is limited. Call Cheryl (850) 892-8172 by
Friday, Dec. 30 to reserve your place or for more information.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS GARDEN CLUB MEETS JAN. 4
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Avenue, DeFuniak Springs
The DeFuniak Springs Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month September thru April.
.Following a short business meeting, there is an informative program on some aspect of gardening with
refreshments afterwards.'The Jan. 4 meeting will feature daylilies with Don and Lesa Harrison. For more
information, go to: www.dfsgardenclub.org
BAYTOWNE ICE SKATING THROUGH FEB. 5
Time: Various
Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf
is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local
holiday favorite. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is available for $2. The first
hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under. Call (850) 267-8184 for specific
times.

Outdoor Events is brought to you by Walton Outdoors, your source for the outdoors in Walton County and the
surrounding area. For more events, check the calendar at the Outdoor Events page at WaltonOutdoors.com


BEER FESTIVAL BENEFITS CIC: (l-r) Randy Hayden, Beer Consultant, Chan Cox,
Chan's Wine World and Ken Hair, CIC President/CEO.

Greater Gulf Coast Beer Festival

benefits Children in Crisis


A huge gathering of par-
ticipants from along the
Gulf Coast came out in
force to have fun and sup-
port Children in Crisis
at the recent 2nd Annual
Greater Gulf Coast Beer
Festival. The festival was
held at Uptown Station in
Fort Walton Beach. The
unique event was sponsored
by Chan's Wine World and
raised $2,500. All proceeds
will help feed and clothe the
abused, neglected and aban-


doned children of our com-.
munity.
According to festival
sponsor, Chan Cox, "The
event was a total success
and the participants had a
great time. We're very glad
to help Children in Crisis
and the at-risk children of
our community."
Ken Hair, President/
CEO, Children in Crisis,
commented, "CIC sends
a big thanks to the ma-
jor sponsors, Chan's Wine


World, Resort Quest and all
the many volunteers and
participants. Together, we
have made a difference in
the life of a child!"
CIC is-a 501, (c), (3) non-
profit community charity of
caring people providing a
solution to the critical short-
age of foster homes in Oka-
loosa, Walton Santa Rosa
and Escambia counties. To
learn more about CIC, www.
.childrenincrisisfl.org, or call
(850) 864-4242.


Santa Rosa Beach


driver injured on U.S. 98

Joseph John Battista, for unknown reasons, his vehicle. He was transported
57, of Santa Rosa Beach, vehicle ran off the roadway by AirHeart to Sacred Heart
was seriously injured in an onto the south shoulder, of Pensacola with serious in-
accident on U.S. 98 near over the embankment and juries.
CR-283. The accident took into the woods. Battista's The FHP report stated
place on Dec. 26 at 9:55 vehicle struck several pine that Battista was wparing
a.m. A Florida Highway trees before coming to rest a seatbelt, and that alcohol
Patrol (FHP) report stated on its right side and catch- was not a factor. The matter
that Battista .was travel- ing fire..Passing motorists remains.. under, investiga-
ing.eastedbn U;S...98,.,when, removed. Battista from. his tion:

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011

Walton County S1Dowbird Niews

Referring to the expected large number of snowbirds anticipated to enroll in the Walton
County Snowbirds on Monday, Jan. 2 and subsequent Mondays, Bonnie Schwichtenberg,
the organization's president, said, "We're as ready as we will ever be. All the volunteers
are looking forward to welcoming new arrivals." The annual post-holiday registration of
newly arriving winter residents usually attracts hundreds of registrants. The doors open
promptly at 8:30 a.m. for the two-hour registration period at Faith Assembly Fellowship
Hall located at 306 South Geronimo Street in Miramai Beach. An annual $8 membership
fee buys a passport to free workshops and activities including attendance at general meet-
ings. However, membership isn't about money, stresses Mrs. Schwichtenberg; "It is about
fellowship, relaxation, new challenges and new friends." Her husband, Tom, who serves
as First Vice President echoed his wife's sentiments when he said, "The activity leaders
are fully prepared to help everyone swing into the busiest time of the snowbird season,
January-March with plenty of opportunity for golf, tennis, bicycling, music, book clubs,
games, exercise, you name, we've got it. If we haven't, we'll work on organizing it."
Nothing puts a skip in a snowbird's step like discovering a bargain. One place to find
them is the monthly general meeting where vendors, many of them old friends of the snow-
birds, turn out to display their wares. Door prizes aplenty give snowbirds chances to walk
away with worthwhile certificates that translate into savings in restaurants, golf courses
and many of the other fine establishments that add to the attraction of the Emerald Coast.
Certificates worth more than $100 frequently end up in the pockets of attendees. The
next general meeting takes place January 11 at Destin Life Center Building of the Destin
United Methodist Church located at 200 Beach Drive in Destin beginning at 10 a.m.
David Seering whose panoramic range extends from Andrew Lloyd Webber to the big
band sounds of Johnny Mercer and in vocals from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick Jr.
and even Elton John is the featured entertainer at the Jan. 11 meeting. Snowbirds in the
know will arrive early, meet the vendors, catch up with old friends, and make some new
ones. The Singles group always follows up with a luncheon. Josie Wood handles the de-
tails. Reach her at 424-6016.
Those planning to dance the night away at the annual snowbird dance on Valentine's,
Day at the Hilton in Sandestin will want to make room in their evening schedules to spend
time with two groovy couples, Len and Jan Hoover and Dave and Gail Tudman. The danc-
ing foursome will conduct free beginning ballroom dancing classes beginning Monday Jan.
9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Faith Assembly Fellowship Hall. The class is open to beginning danc-
ers and those who wish to refresh basic steps. A second hour is devoted to those ready for
advanced instruction. Contact lenjanhoover@cs.com for details. For tickets to the Valen-
tine's Day Dance, evamrice@aol.com.
Golf activity is ramping up with the start of the Thursday golf league on Jan. 5 and
the Tuesday league on Jan. 10. Mike Whitten has arranged a scramble at Bluewater Bay
on Jan..13 starting at 10 a.m. and Bob Swenson has set up a number of play dates at top
regional courses at reasonable prices for members of the Walton County Snowbirds. Get
details on these and other golfing opportunities for club members at www.waltorcountys-
nowbirds.com/golf_news.htm.
Tom Mahar writes for the Walton County Snoubirds. Reach him at tkmahar@aol.
com. For Snowbird information, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com



ECMS speaker to explore question,

"Is Meditation Psychotherapy?"


PAGE 3-C


ISABELLA EKSTROM WINS the title of Jr. National Southern Miss as well as the in-
terview award.


"Is Meditation Psycho-
therapy?" is the title of a
talk to be given at the Em-
erald Coast Meditation So-
ciety on Thursday, Jan. 5.
The speaker will be Dr. Di-
ane Davis of Destin.
The ECMS meets at 6:30
p.m. at 480 N. CR-393,
Santa Rosa Beach, one-half
mile north of U.S. 98. The
meeting, open to. the public
without charge, begins with
30 minutes of silent medita-
tion.
"Many people know that
meditation can help reduce
stress by calming frazzled
nerves and giving them a
time-out from the pressures
of life," explains Davis. "But
can there be other psycho-
therapeutic benefits of med-


itation?"
Davis will answer that
question by reviewing sev-
eral psychotherapies used
by psychologists and coun-
selors: psychoanalytic, Ge-
stalt, behavior, and person-
centered. She will compare
the goals and outcomes of
these therapies to the ef-
fects of meditation.
., Davis, who has been
meditating .for over 20
years, holds a B.S. degree
in math and education from
the University of Cincinnati
and master's and doctoral
degrees in educational psy-
chology from Northern Illi-
nois University in DeKalb,
Ill. She holds respecializa-
tion certification in clinical
psychology from Forest In-


stitute of Professional Psy-
chology, Springfield, Ill.
She currently teaches
psychotherapy and theories
of personality at Park Uni-
versity in Parkville, Mo.
She is a professor emeritus
of psychology at Oakton Col-
lege, in Des Plaines, Ill, and
a past director with the Illi-
nois Education Association.
The ECMS is an ecu-
menical group that -meets
on the first and third Thurs-
days. The evening will end
around 8 p.m. with a short
guided meditation. Anyone
who would like meditation
instruction should come at
6:15 p.m. Contact Nancy
James, nancyjames@em-
barqmail.com for more in-
formation or questions.


Isabella Ekstrom wins National

Southern Miss Scholarship pageant


Isabella Ekstrom brought
home the title of Jr. Nation-
al Southern Miss as well as
the interview award in No-
vember. Isabella is the 12
year old daughter of Laura
and Bobby Ekstrom and
is a seventh grade student
at Seaside Neighborhood
School. Isabella entered
the pageant representing
the Sunshine State as Jr.
Miss Florida Palm. The
Florida Palm as well as the
National Southern Miss or-
ganization is a Scholarship


based pageant.

Nearly $10,000 in Schol-
arships were awarded to the
2010-2011 National Queens
who successfully completed
their year. This year con-
testants from Florida, Ala-
bama, Georgia and South
Carolina competed Nov. 19
in the third annual National
'Southern Miss Scholarship
Pageant for National Titles
and Scholarships. The pag-
eant was held at the Para-
dise Palms Convention Cen-


ter on Panama City Beach,
Fl.

Thirteen girls and ladies
from ages 0-up won National
Titles and will represent our
country this year through
appearances at various
events, festivals and fairs,
parades, other pageants and
civic functions. Visit www.
prowant.net for info on en-
tering the pageant system
that is open to all girls and
ladies from babies to a Mrs.
division.


Walton County

Master Gardeners

certification awarded


VETERAN MASTER
GARDENER, SUZANNE
LELOUPE-WEST, was rec-
ognized for actively serving
the program for 10 years.
She is shown here (center)
along with Associted Presi-
dent Len Ross (r) receiving
her certificate from Exten-
sion Director Mike Good-
child (1).


The Walton County Coop-
erative Extension is proud to
announce that Master Gar-
dener Certification has been
awarded to 11 new recipi-
ents. They have graduated
with 50 hours of classroom
and field study through the
University of Florida, plus
they have completed 50
hours of volunteer activities.
They received their designa-
tion at the December Meet-
ing of the Master Gardeners
Association at the extension
office in DeFuniak Springs.
The Walton County Co-
operative Extension oper-
ates a second office in Gray-
ton Beach which is open on
Wednesday only or by ap-
pointment. For more infor-
mation call (850) 892-8172


or the browse the website:
http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu



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38 S 8th Street DeFuniak
850-892-0888
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MIKE GOODCHILD, EXTENSION DIRECTOR, Jim Williams, Craig Overstreet, Randy Torrey, Harold Floyd, Len Ross
associated president, Eddie Powell extension horticulture agent, standing (l-r). Rusty Heft, Ethel Sproul, Patrick Lindsey,
Bill Schmidt seated (l-r). Not pictured: Lynn Abbit, Ann McCloskey, John McCormack.


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5209 HWY 331 S, DeFUNIAK
850-892-8348 ALF#10903


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


ADVERTISE

:HERE! .
3 Lines
$10 per month
892-3232


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


RANDELS BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS
892-1011 (tn)


NEW & USED BOOKS -TRADE-INS
DOWNTOWN ON BALDWIN & 6TH
TUES.-SAT. 10-5, 892-3119
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ADVERTISE HERE!
S3 Lines $10 per
month 892-3232


HICKS' CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623


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


Construction WE SPECIALIZE IN
SMALLER JOBS. HAULING, BACKHOE
WORK, DRIVES. ETC. LAWRENCE & SON
892-3873
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BEST RATES!
Need New Roof, Home Remodel, or
New Construction. Call Paul Rushing.
We do the work, you reap the rewards.
Licensed & Insured in Florida
Call (850) 401-1537 or (850) 892-3334


SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS
HANDLED APPEALS EXPERTS
DISABILITY CONSULT. (850) 835-2163


BARLEYS PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL
UTILITY SERVICE .
1943 U.S. 90 E 850-892-3299
(PDTHRU9/11)
ADVERTISE HERE!
3 Lines $10 per
month 892-3232


LAND ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326


D.S. HANDYMAN SERVICE
CALL 419-4519
ANYTIME (t)


RODNEY'S LAWN SERVICE.Total lawn
maintenance. Serving Walton Co. over
10 years. 850-974-6972, 850-834-3925
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JOHNSON'S LAWN SERVICE
GENERAL CLEAN UP/REASONABLE
CELL: 259-6318 PH: (850) 834-2200
BEAR CREEK CREATIVE SERVICES
Landscaping, Lawn Maint., Tractor
Work, Land Clearing, Fencing, Lic. &
Ins.
892-4423 OR 865-2848
D.S. LAWN CARE
FULL LAWN MAINTENANCE &
PRESSURE WASHING. 850-419-4519.
We)
Imaj

DOZIER, TRACTOR AND BACKHOE
WORK. CLEAR LAND OR LOTS.
DRIVEWAYS,'TREE REMOVAL, VERY
RELIABLE AND REASONABLE.
CALL Keith at 951-3367, 333-3425


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


MOBILE/RV LOTS FOR RENT
WATER, GARBAGE PICK-UP
892-2157- (205) 441-0464 (Ifc)
ADVERTISE HERE!
3 Lines
$10 per month
892-3232


BEST RATES!
STOR-RITE MINI STORAGE
1599 83 N, DFS, FL
Behind Roehm Pre-School
Both lock & 3rd month Rent FREE with Rental
Call (850) 892-3334 or (850) 830-8868
(CTFN)
THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE
HWY. 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (CTFN)
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A-1 MINI STORAGE
1154 US HWY 90 W
DFS (850) 892-4677 (CTFN)
-----------------------------------------------------


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


JEMCO PLASTERING INC. -
892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


FANUY NAILS 10 YHS EXPE-HIENUt;
NAIL & TOE GET A FREE EYEBROW
WAX. FRENCH TIP WITH GEL $35 -
NOW $25. EYEBROW WAXING/
PEDICURE CHAIR 931 US HWY 331
,., (8%) 8492-0466 M-SAT 9-7.


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


BARLEYS UTILITY SERVICE
1943 U.S. 90 E
850-892-3299
(PDTHRU 911)


PRESSURE WASHING, HOUSES,
CONCRETE, ROOFS, NO JOBTO '
SMALL. EXP., LICENSED & INSURED
CELL 585-8412

DELUXE PRESSURE WASH FOR ALL
YOUR PRESSURE WASHING NEEDS.
Call TYLER SWEENEY 850-598-7190
(pd hru 11/27/11)



JOHN DANILOW, BROKER
http://www.johndanilow.com
(850) 217-8104 (oc)



Now Serving Okaloosa & Walton
Counties."A better grade of service".
Minor building repairs, painting in &
outside. For more info call Ed 376-7984.
Welding. Lic. & Ins. (8-25-2p)


SOUTHERN ROOFING
. ALL TYPES RE-ROOFS & REPAIRS
LIC.#CCC058016 956-4325
. .- ..... ..... _. ... ....... ... ... .. . ... . ...
ROOFING: NEW ROOF, REROOF &
REPAIRS. SHINGLES AND METAL.
CCC1327250.CALL 850-685-7008


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


WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOECAMPBELL RD.
835-3356


ARNETT SEPTIC
LOCATED AT 1101 HWY 90 W
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS (tc)


BONDS RESIDENTIAL
SERVICES, INC. (850) 951-1118
Hot Water Hydro Jetting, Drain Snaking,
Video Pipe Inspection, Plumbing Repair
FL State Cert. Plumbing Contractors
'Lic.# CFC1427405/CFC026554
(pd tlru 5/29/10 -n e)


ALL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
REPAIRS.TUNE-UPS'OVERHAULS
FREE Pickup & Delivery 850-892-7887


STUCCO, PLASTERING, STONE,
DRYWALL REPAIRS.
850-956-2213
(PDTHRU 2/19/11)
ADVERTISE HERE!
S3 Lines $10 per
month 892-3232


LAND ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326
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VOELKER SURVEYING, LLC
Santa Rosa Beach 622-1610
DeFuniak Springs 892-2410
(CTFN)


BARBER'S TREE SERVICE: Free esti:
mates. Will beat any reasonable price.
850-956-2676 Toll-free 1-866-848-6651
(CTFN) '


ADIN STEWART TRACTOR SERVICES
Root Raking, Disking, Bush Hogging,
Box Blading, Lot Clearing.Tractor Work
Of All Types. (850) 401-4478. DFS, FL
(m0-22-11)


The DeFuniak Springs Herald-Breeze

your source for local news!

Published Weekly On Thursdays


850-892-3232


(Cmwer Walitom (Oauin


'he DeFuniak Springs Herald


& The Beach*Breeze




with offices located in both


North & South Walton


The DeFuniak Springs Herald

740 Baldwin Avenue

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

(850) 892-3232


The Beach Breeze


4401 Hwy. 98 East

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

(850) 231-0918


Fax: 892-2270 Fax: 231-0928
E-mail: dfsherald@gmail.com


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Well another Christmas Day has come and gone,
and another new year is knocking. This means
one, of two things, dread it and close the door, or
invite it in and wear a big smile when it comes to
making resolutions.


Either way you look at it,
and want to face it, or not,
2012 will be here in just a
few days. That. means an-
other April 15, another
birthday, another year of
bills, and another 52 weeks
of working that same old
job.
For many, it is also time
to throw out the old, and
bring in the new. Resolu-
tions, promises to God,
goals and other IOUs, have
already begun to fill up the
pages in your journal, crowd
the front of the refrigerator,
clutter the "wish bowl" on
your night stand, or stack
up in the "to do" pile on your
office desk.
It's a yearly routine that
we all go through, and a
yearly ritual that most of
the time we dread seeing,
orjhaving, to stick to. How
many times ,ave you heard
the words, '"y goal is to
lose "20 pounds this year,".
or "I will cut back on all the
spending I do throughout
the year, so I can have my-
self an incredible Christmas
at the end of the year?"
It seems to be a revolving
door, or another bad scene
from the movie, Groundhog
Day. The resolutions and
the promises made to your-
self, and sometimes to oth-
ers, just seem to always fall
to the wayside, or gets for-
gotten, just as soon as Janu-
ary comes to a close, or, the
new Krispy Kreme Donut
store opens down the block.
For others, they see the
upcoming year, as "the year!"
Something wonderful will
come their way, their boat
will come in, the lottery will.
pay off, the stars and moon
will align just perfectly, and
all those pennies thrown in
the mall fountain, will be


put together and dropped off
on your doorstep from Pub-
lisher's Clearing House.
Well, we all know that
those wishes, "ain't" going
to happen. The only way to
achieve those goals is to set
them realistically, and with
the knowledge that you
might fail a few times before
you actually can get it right.
That is called being human,
and that is one reason that
we are not the ones being
prayed to in church every
Sunday, 'cause God has al-
ready filled that position.
With, all the personal
goals that you have set for
yourself and the new year,
be it dieting, to quit smok-
ing, to get a better job, to
grow closer with your fam-
ily, there is much "me" pres-
sure that can .sometimes
be overwhelming and just
downright depressing to so
many. It is those goals that
give us that loathing feel-
ing around the holidays,
and causes us to give up so
quickly on our goals and our
dreams, the first time they


fail us.
But how about trying
something that goes beyond
the "me factor, and can be-
come the "we" factor. It is
one of the goals I have set
for myself this coming year -,
and it will be tough but I'm
going to do even more than I
thought I could do in 2011.
Give back to a community
that has givenso much to us.
Make your goals and resolu-
tions, helping out our com-
munity in a variety of ways,
.that might not directly ben-
efit you to start off with, but
in the end, you will be the
clear winner.
So many charities, help
organizations, civic clubs,
and church associations,
are begging for your time
and money, to help in many
of their causes. It could be
feeding those who have fall-
en on hard times, lending
a hand to an organization
that builds and rebuilds
communities, going door-to-
door checking on shut-ins
and the elderly; many other
volunteer positions need ev-
ery helping hand, if just for
a few hours a week.
SRecently I read my col-
lege alumni magazine, and
in it was a story of a frater-
nity that started a tradition
with each one of their pledg-
es. They required them to
spend at least three hours
a week at the local nursing
home, helping out in any
way they could.
Well like most 18 and 19
year -old guys, I only thought
of myself and where the next
party was being held when I
was in a frat and at that age,
but this group of guys, over
the past eight semesters'
worth of pledge classes, took
a different angle to their as-


signment. They teamed up
with the local animal shel-
ter and carried little furry
friends with them, to play
with those in the home.
The pledges enjoyed it so
much, and the list to work
the nursing home became so
long, they started dividing
their time and efforts with
two other city facilities,
and the project grew to six
other universities in.three
other states. The Furry Frat
Friend Project is even bigger
today and both the homes
and the four animal shel-
ters that are involved, have
benefited, both through the
smiles on the faces of the
patients, and the financial
outpour that the shelters
received from those patients
who left them money for the
care of those animals.
It took a little unself-
ishness and a few hours a
week, for hundreds to bene-
fit from this kind act. Kudos
to the Phi Kappa brothers at
the University of Southern
Mississippi, for getting this
great program kicked off
and kicked into high gear.
Locally, our nursing
homes need these kind of
projects and there are many
shelters that are willing to
loan out their animals, not
only with the hope of get-
ting them adopted, but to
also bring a smile to the face
of someone who for many
other reasons, would have
nothifg.to hold, or love. It is
just another way of paying
it forward. .
Many times after the hol-
idays have come to a close,
there is an even bigger need
to give a little more than
you did before the holidays,
to those who are starving in \
our community. Food shel-


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the 2012 Rosemary Beach West
Indies Markets, taking place the second weekend, May-July. This is a handcrafted, fine art
and craft show only! No resale, wholesale, or retail. For more information, and an applica-
tion. log on to www.hilltopproductionsinc.com.


Theater & Conearts around the South

Panama City Beach Biloxi
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 18-22, Pier Park, Greg Allman, 1/7, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
PCB Bobby Vinton, 1/7, IP Casino and Resort
Atlanta John Pinette, 1/13, IP Casino and Resort
Jeff Dunham, 1/28, Philips Arena .38 Special, 1/14, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
B.B King, 12/30, Fox Theatre Katt Williams, 1/14, IP Casino and Resort
Cake, 12/31, Fox Theatre Kellie Pickler, 2/18, IP Casino and Resort



Events around the Panhandle


Countdown SEASIDE!
New Year's Eve Celebra-
tion: The annual event
rings in the new year, Dec.
31, with activities beginning
at 7 p.m. The annual count-
down, fireworks, and other
activities will take place
throughout the town, as the
Emerald Coast counts down
to 2012.
For more information, call
the Downtown Merchants of
Seaside at 231-5434.

Baytowne on Ice: Bay-
towne Wharf turns into
a winter wondererland
through February 5, 2012.
For those visitors who miss
the cold and ice, the ice


skating rink at The Village
of Baytowne Wharf is the
perfect opportunity to get
into the winter spirit. The
seasonal ice skating rink
has become a local holiday
favorite. For $10 guests can
skate for an hour and a half.
Skate rental is available for
$2.

Krewe de Yak Mardi
Gras Ball: Tickets are now
on sale for the Second An-
nual Masquerade Ball, Jan.
21, at the Shriner's Hall in
DeFuniak Springs. There
will be bead throws, heavy
hors d'oeuvres, live music by
the Yak Zydeco Band, and a
cash bar. Tickets are on sale


now for $20 and a canned
good that can be brought the
night of the ball. To reserve
tickets, call (850) 333-3307.
No admittance for anyone
under 21.

Callaway Gardens,
Ga.: More than eight mil-
lion twinkling lights cel-
ebrating the holiday season
adorn thousands of trees,
bushes and animated struc-
tures throughout the park.
This spectacular show has
attracted almost two million
visitors since it opened in
1992. There are also week-
end and week-long resort
packages are available. For
more information, log on to


www.callawaygardens.com.
Bellingrath Gardens,
Ala.: The holiday tradition
continues as Bellingrath
Gardens and Home as they
celebrate Magic Christmas
in Lights. Stroll through
over three million spar-
kling lights and over 950
displays throughout the
65-acre Garden estate. The
Bellingrath Home is deco-
rated in its holiday finery
and poinsettias encompass
the Gardens. Nightly cho-
ral performances are held
on the South Terrace of the
Bellingrath Home. For more
information, and ticket res-
ervations, log on to www.
bellingrath.com.


ters around the panhandle
like Caring and Sharing and
the Muscogee Indian Food
Bank in Bruce, have had
their donations depleted
over the last few weeks, and
they must be restocked.
Like those of us who have
no problem putting food on
the table, not at just Christ-
mas, but the other 364 days
of the year, they are strug-
gling to feed people on Dec.
26. These facilities, usu-
ally run by volunteers who
have given all of their time
and money, are open to the
public, for anyone to benefit
from their services.
Anything and everything
is accepted, from toiletries
and canned goods to sham-
poo and baby diapers. There
is a desperate need that has
to be filled, and the govern-
,ment has very little to do
with the operations and
gathering of funds and in-
ventory for these places. It is
just another way to continue


the giving of Christmas, all
throughout the year.
Many of you might say
that I may mention these
facilities too often in my
stories, especially recently.
Well I do apologize, but one
of my 2012 resolutions is to
help out more and publicize
more for these folks and
that's what I have to do!
So as we say goodbye to
2011 and welcome 2012,
look at it with.a fresh set of
eyes, and a whole new out-
look. Your are not going to
be setting goals and mak-
ing resolutions that will just
benefit yourself, you could
set goals that could benefit
an entire community.
Make it your top resolu-
tion, and most important
goal. Make it a "we" year,
and.the "me" factor will be
more fulfilled and satisfied.
than it ever has before!
God bless and have a
prosperous, joyous and giv-
ing 2012!


THE SECOND ANNUAL Krewe de Yak Masquerade
Ball, rolls back into town on Jan. 21, at the Shriner's Club
in DeFuniak Springs. Last year's event sold out and those
attending heard live Zydeco music, enjoyed an array of edi-
bles from numerous local caterers and restaurants, a silent
auction, a cash bar, bead throws and a variety of Mardi
Gras souveniers. Tickets are $20/person, and can be re-
served by calling 333-3307. Proceeds benefit the Muscogee
Indian Food Bank in Bruce, Fla.


At The aW


Twin Cities Cinema 2
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.
(850) 678-3815
Happy Feet Two (PG)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
J. Edgar (R)
Marquis Cinema 10
2828 Richbourg Lane, Crest-
view
(850) 306-2500
Adventures of Tintin (PG)
Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)
The Darkest Hour (PG-13)
War Horse (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo. (PG)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-
wrecked (G)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(R)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
Mission: Impossible- Ghost Proto-
col (PG-13)
New Year's Eve (PG-13)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn- Part 1 (PG-13)
Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legacy Drive, Destin
(850) 337-8777
Adventures of Tintin (PG)
Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG-13)
War Horse (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol:
The IMAX Experience (PG-13)
Mission: Impossible- Ghost Proto-
col (PG-13)
Arthur Christmas (PG)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-
wrecked (G)
The Descendants (R)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(R)
New Year's Eve (PG-13)
Young Adult (R)
The Sitter (R)
The Grand 16 Panama City
Beach
(850) 233-4835
The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin: An IMAX
3D Experience (PG)
War Horse (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
The Darkest Hour (PG-13)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG-13)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


(R)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-
wrecked (G)
Happy Feet Two (PG)
Hugo (PG)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol:
The 'IMAX Experience (PG-13)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol
(PG)
Arthur Christmas (PG)
The Sitter (R)
The Muppets (PG)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
New Year's Eve (PG-13).
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn- Part 1 (PG-13)
Young Adult (R)
UA Santa Rosa 10
300 Mary Esther Blvd. Mary Es-
ther
(850) 243-5260
Adventures of Tintin (PG)
Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)
Mission Impossible Ghost Proto-
col (PG-13)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-
wrecked (G)
New Year's Eve (PG-13)
The Muppets (PG)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn- Part 1 (PG-13)
Regal Sun Plaza Stadium
427 Mary Esther Blvd. Mary Es-
ther
(850) 244-4252
War Horse (PG-13)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(R)
Arthur Christmas (PG)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG13)
Hugo (PG)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
Happy Feet Two (PG))
The Sitter (R)
Lively Cinema 10 (Formerly
Destin Cinema)
759 E. U.S. 98, Destin
(850) 654-2992
The Darkest Hour (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
My Week with Marilyn (R)
Adventures of Tintin (PG)
Mission Impossible Ghost Proto-
col (PG-13)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-
wrecked (G)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
J. Edgar (R)
The Sitter (R)


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TO PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS ... CALL 892-3232
Visa, Mastercard & Discover Accepted
CLASSIFIED & LEGAL DEADLINE IS
MONDAY 4:30 P.M.


Dec.29,2011 MOTORCYCLES/ homes, Remodeling, Plumbing, Elec-
9 tric, Decks, Concrete, Painting, Pres-
PARTS sure Washing, Flooring, etc. Christian
CRAZY CARLS MOTORCYCLES Contractor RG0048939.850-834-
WANTED REPAIRS, accessories, tires and 2017. tfc 7/2.19wds
OOKING FOR MEAT FOR MY installation. wwwpanhandlepower-PLUMBI
OGS. Do you have freezer burned sports.com. 951-2525. 4tp12/22- ODD JOBS-PLUMBING, ELEC-
Smat naDf nrime? Wildr nam 1/12 TRIC, carpentry painting, siding, etc.


meat, beef or chicken. call 231-0057
or email teresacline@mchsi.com.
27wds 2tc 12/22-12/29

PETS/
PETS SUPPLIES
JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
GERMAN SHEPHERD. Purebred
big bone puppies. International cer-
tified registered. Call Terry @ 835-
2163.tfc 11/3

FOR SALE
2-YEAR OLD 1,000 LB black bull.
Can be led by rope to tie up. $800.
850-956-2491. 1tp 12/29

FRESHLY 'BALED PINE STRAW.
$3.50 a bale. Delivered. 850-333-
0877. tfc 15wds 2/4

FOR SALE: HILO BUSHHOG. 5ft
wide medium doty. Excellent condi-
tion. $350 firm. 892-0503. 1tp 12/29

ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS
$350 to $650.
*One wheelchair with battery char-
ger. Brand new battery. Mint condi-
tion. Call 850-835-2163. tfc 12/8

MIZEREK ( 5X7) POOL TABLE with
balls cues. $200: 951-0380. Eve-
nings. 4tp 12/15-1/5

BUY/SELL/REPAIR
TV's LCD, DLP, Plasma, Projedtion.
850-419-1738 or 850-978-1703. tfc
7/14

BLUE BIRD HOUSES FOR SALE
$7.50 EACH. Call (850)836-4583. tfc
6/16.

PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY for sale.
Horses and goats. $6.50 per 50 Ibs.
bales. Call 850-834-3881. tfc 3/3

FILL DIRT, CLAY, ROCK, TOP SOIL,
masonry sand, driveway material.
All delivered. Spreading available.
Driveways built. Anything. hauled.
RED'S HAUL'N 892-0503
-----------------------
FILL DIRT-$95 PER LOAD. WE
HAUL/SPREAD DIRT & gravel.
We do driveways, lot cleaning and
backhoe. Lawrence & son, Buddy
Lawrence Owner and Operator. 892-
3873. ffc 2/10. 25WDS

ATV'S
4-WHEELERS
CRAZY CARLS ATV'S SALES and
service and parts all makes, pan-
handlepowersports.com 951-2525.
4tp 12/22-1/12


ADVERTISE HERE
Call 892-3232


CAMPERS
RBW "Li'l Rocker-Fifth Wheel
Hitch. $225. Used, good condition.
Tows 15K. 850-217-1510 (mornings).
2tp 12/22-12/29

AUTO/
AUTO SUPPLIES
50 OR 150 HP WETSHOT NOS kit
for sale. Half full bottle (10 Ibs) ni-
trous express solonoids with purge
and lines. $175 ready to install.
(850)333-3016. tfc
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BOAT &
BOAT SUPPLIES
RHINO Boats Joe's Motor Service,
Inc., Hartford, AL 334-588-2968. tfc.
6/24

BOAT SLIPS
FOR RENT
FOR RENT: BOAT SLIPS. Protect-
ed full service on Ramsey Branch.
Access to Lagrange Bayou, Choc-
tawhatchee Bay. Intracoastal water-
way. $100 and $55 per month. Call
835-4877 or visit. 167 Lowery Road.
Freeport, FL for details. Itc 12/29
32wds


SERVICES
CLEANING. WILL, CLEAN YOUR
HOUSE SPOTLESS. Call 213-6017
or 892-4008. $40 min $10 hr. 4tp
12/8-12/29
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TWO HANDY MAN AND A POO-
DLE needs work. Poodle irrigation
system free. 951-0687. 2.tp 12/29-
1/5
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DOZIER, Tractor, and backhoe work.
Clear land or lots. Driveways, tree re-
moval, very reliable and-reasonable.
Call Keith at 951-3367 OR 850-333-
3425. 22wds tfc 11/17

MAINTENANCE & REPAIR. Car-
pentry & painting. 892-7488 or 830-
6176. tfc 8/11
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tial types of construction, custom
homes, framing and -remodeling,
addition, renovations, barns, decks,
concrete foundation and driveways
etc. RR0067175. Call 978-0041. mc-
keehomes@gmail.com. 26wds ffc-
1/20'

TREE REMOVAL AND STUMP
GRINDING. Serving Walton County
and surrounding area's. 850-836-
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LISTEN TO THE Country Store. Mon-
days-Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. on AM
1460 WZEP to buy, sell or trade, lost
& found. BE LISTENING WZEP AM
1460 offers FREE yard sale signs.
Listen to THE COUNTRY STORE for
details or stop by 449 North 12th dur-
ing office hours. Mon-Fri. tfd
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YARD SALE
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Start the year
off right, visit Mom & Me Thrift and
Antiques. You may find that item you
didn't get for Christmas. We have a
large Valentine gift selection. Come
see us at 1674 US Hwy. 90 West
DFS. 892-3503 Open Mon-Sat. Free
box of Valentine cards with your pur-
chase. 53 wds tfc 12/29

DOWN SIZING or have home fur-
nishings or household items you no
longer need but don't want to hold a
yard sale Contact Nook and Cran-
ny Home Consignment for a steady
stream of shoppers who will see your
items rain or shine0865-2976, Bald-
win Ave., DeFuniak Springs.
-----------------------------------

ROOMMATE
WANTED
MATURE, FEMALE. Free rent to
care for disabled person. Non-smok-
er. 892-9760. 2yp 12/22-12/29


RENTAL
HOUSE FOR RENT
2BED/1BATH HOUSE for rent. $650
'Monthly. $650 sec dep. Newly re-
modeled. Nice place to live! 182 N.
7th St. DFS. Call 951-8867. tfc 11/3.
22WDS

AFFORDABLE ROOMS for rent.
Call (850)836-6223..2tp 12/22-12/29

2BDRM/1BATH Mobile Home. Par-
tially furn. No pets. No HUD. In Oak-
wood Hills. $350. month. 797-0533
1tp 12/29

MOSSY HEAD RENTAL
2BD/2BA MOBILE HOME $500
month/with low deposit. Rent in-
cludes water. 892-2623. 1tp12/29

HOUSE FOR RENT on 2 acres
fenced yard. 4bd/2 full baths, 3-car
garage. Huge loft. Pet ok on approv-
al. $600. per month with first, last &
security deposit. No smoking. Call
(850)835-2163. 32wds tfc 12/15

2BD/2BA MH in Mossy Head. Low
deposit/$500 month includes water.
892-2623. 1tp 12/29

2BD/1BA MH in the country. 7 miles
from Wal-Mart. Water & garbage in-
cluded. $500 mo. & $500 dd. Inside
pets extra deposit. Call 892-3381. 9
am to 5 pm. tfc 12/22. 29wds


BRANDI'S ATTIC
SELF-SERVICE MINISTORAGE
835-2850
1/2 Mile N. of Bay Bridge on
331 or 5 Miles S. of Freeport
5x10 $25 to 10x20 $80
Well Lighted & Secure Area
Manager Lives On Location






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

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







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Antiques, Make-Overs
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2BR/2BA HOUSE, remodeled. 2
years ago. Very secluded on 10
acres land. Good Hunting. 6 miles
from Wal-mart. Private road. C/H/A.
$850. mo. & $850 dd. Extra Deposit
for inside pets. Call 892-3381 9 am
to 5 pm. tfc 12/22 39wds
---------------------------------------------


-UK KRN I: .3BD/2BA Mobile Home.
Lrge Master bdrm & ba. Water/sew-
age incl. First & dd. Ready Jan. 2,
' 2012. Quiet, family oriented. Squirrel
Haven Rd. 850-974-2259. 2tp 12/22-
12/29


FOR RENT: 3BD/2BA MOBILE
HOME. C/H/A, clean. No pets! 2 miles
N on 331N. $550/month$550dd. 685-
7864. 4tc 12/15-1/5
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FOR RENT. 2/2 mobile home. CH/A
Clean, quiet, new paint. W/D. 892-
5052/585-4580. tfc 12/8
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2BED/2FULL BATHS. Mossy Head
Water. 319 Arbour St. $550 mo & de-
posit. 892-6407. tfc 12/8
------------------------------------------------
3BD/1BA BRICK w/d hookup. CH/A.
New wood laminate, tile, carpet floor-
ing. Stove, refrig. $675 month. 850-
687-0776. tfc 12/1 16wds
3BR/1.5BA BRICK. New carpet,
CH/A. w/d hookup, stove refrigerator.
1 acre. $700 includes water, sewer,
garbage. 850-687-0776. tfc 12/1.
17wds
................................................
FREEPORT
2BD/1BA apt. $500 month. Penn
Signature Properties. JD 334-406-
2077.tfc 11/24

www.DFSRental.com 3 BEDROOM
TRAILERS, rent to own, U-Fix,$200
per month. Norwood Park #2, #4, #8,.
#10. Go 90 East past Petro, right on
South Norwood, cross tracks, right
on Charlie Brown Road. 892-2284.
34wds tfc 11/3

PONCE DE LEON
COUNTRY LIVING
2BD/1BA $475 month. Deposit
nego. Includes water, sewer. Wash-
er, dryer, stove, refrigerator. Call
(850)865-9055. tfc 10/27
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FOR RENT- 3BR/2BA doublewide.
Waterfront. Penn Signature Proper-
ties. (334)406-2077: tfc 11/3


FOR RENT: 3bed/1bath (2005) Mo-
bile Home. $515 mo. $500 dd. 307-
7152. tfc 10/27

NEW 3BD/2BA HOME ON SE-
CLUDED 2 acre lot located at 110
Sue Foreman Rd. $900. plus deposit.
Ref. stove, dishwasher, unfurnished:
NO pets. 685-6407. 24wds ffc10/27
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FOR RENT- 7957 CR 280 E. DFS,
FL- 14 x80 MH 2b/2b furnished or
unfurnished, Country setting, private.
Water & garbage provided. Must
pass a background ck. No Pets. No
smoker. $550 unfurnished. $650 fur-
nished $550 S/d. 1-year lease. 892-
2227. 39wds tfc 10/27

3BD/2BA HOUSE on John White
Road. Large yard, Nice, $750 mo &
$750 SD. (850)859-2321. tfc 9/29
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HUD APPROVED Mobile Homes on
Laurel St. 892-4677/401-1289. tfc
7/14
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3 BEDROOM TRAILER for rent.
$650. Penn Signature Properties.
334-406-2077. tfc 8/17
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3BD/1.5 ARGYLE. $650 334-406-
2077. Penn Signature Properties.
ffc 7/14
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AVAILABLE NOW- Very nice, 1bd
apartment. Good location, near lake
yard. $550mo/$350dep. Includes
water; cable and wifi. 892-3221. tfc
6/30. 19WDS
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OFFICE SPACE 1200 sq.ft., 40 S 5th
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www.WaltonProperties.com.
LAND/HOME PACKAGE. 2/2 Mo-
bile Home on half acre fenced lot.
Will take truck, motor home, anything
of value for down payment, best of-
fer. Take Highway 90 East, to left on
North Davis Lane. At end of Davis
lane turn left and go to 483 German
Club road on left. 892-2284. 51wds
tfc7/1
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2, 3, BEDROOM DUPLEXES.
RENTALS. $450 $700 month. HUD
approved. 892-7012. tfc 6/11
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HILLTOP TERRACE APTS. 600 N.
4th St., Florala, AL. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly. 1 bdrm, center. heat
& air, stove, refrigerator, free laundry
facilities, planned activities. Based
on income. Come by or call (334)
858-4655, Leave message. Equal
Opportunities Housing, tfn 3/31
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I BUY HOUSES
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No Ha$$le$. Quick closing. Call now
892-2284. tfc 1/17
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REAL ESTATE
BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
REAL ESTATE INVESTOR seeks
financial partners. Will pay 10% in-
terest on loans secured by excellent
property. Great for IRA's and retire-
ment funds. (850) 892-2284. 24wd
----------------------------------------

REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
S3BD(with walk-in closets)/2BA. 2040
sq. ft. home on 2.5 acres. Large mas-
ter bedroom suite w/tub, shower and
double sink. Fireplace, dining room,
kitchen with large island. (850)956-
1290. 4tp 12/8-12/29

www.WaltonProperties.com
HOUSES, mobile homes, parks, and
lots for sale or trade, possible owner
finance.15wdstfc 11/7

BEAUTIFUL, new, 4 Br/2 Ba, 2 CG
ready for occupancy built by one of
area's best on almost % acre lot.
Great plan with loads of upgrades,
good area! 100% financing possible.
Mildred C. Heaton Realty; Inc 850-
582-3806 mcheaton@cfi.net- 40wds.
ffcl/13

FREE 21' TRAVEL TRAILER with
purchase of 3.2 acre hunting camp.
Children's Home area. Great BOW
HUNTING. Owner finance, ex-
change, all offers considered. 850-
892-2284. tfc 2/26 24wds
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EMPLOYMENT
LOCAL MANUFACTURING COM-
PANY, Choctaw Beach, FL. seeking
full time position for full-time employ-
ment, dependable individuals, must
pass drug test. On applicant per
family. Great starting pay, weekends
off, gas allowance and paid holidays.
3 shifts. Apply at Magee Industrial
Park, 9646 Hwy. 20 West, Freeport.
9-4. M-F. No calls. 49wds tfc 11/17

NOW HIRING-Are you making less
than $40,000 per year? COVENANT
TRANSPORT needs driver trainees
now! No experience required. Imme-
diate job placement assistance. OTR,
regional and local jobs. Call now for
more information. 1-866-280-5309.
4tc 12/1-12/29. 33wds

CONVENIENT STORE CASHIER.
Far above average salary. Apply in
person at Petro Food Market. Lo-


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cated at 1805 E. Nelson. 892-7620.
18wds tfc 12/2
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WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY ATTORNEY

WALTON COUNTY is seeking a
professional to perform a variety of
complex, technical, administrative
and legal work in providing counsel
to the Board of County Commission-
ers. Position requires a Juris Doctor-
ate degree from an accredited law
school with ten yrs. exp. as a prac-
ticing attorney in legal research and
trial work with at least five yrs. in a
government agency preferred. Must
be a member of the Florida Bar.
* Salary commensurate with exp. and
education. Excellent Benefit Pack-
age. Application deadline is Janu-
ary 9, 2012.
* Applications may be downloaded at
www.co.walton.fl.us orcontactWalton
BCC, Human Resources Office, 650
E. Nelson Ave., DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32435 (850) 892-8586. Fax
.resumes to (850) 892-8590 or e-mail
to pomsusan@co.walton.fl.us EOE/
AANP. 122wds 5tc 12/8-1/5





TDA#11TX110143
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
LOUIS R. EDWARDS the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:
Certificate No.- 3316
Year of Issuance- 2009
Description of Property-LOT 12 BLK
102 OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT 3 PB 4-2
OR 216-40 OR 2685-1469 OR 2696-3786
Parcel ID No.-17-3N-20-28080-102-0120
Base Bid-$1,142.12 i
Name in which assessed MARK W.
BROWN & SUZANNE B. BROWN
Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State' of Florida:
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-




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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to of qualification statements for providing Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore- the required services must be received by County, Florida and run North 89 degrees
close.com on the 19th day of January, 2:00 PM, local time, January 10, 2012 at 32 minutes 22 seconds West, along the
2012 at 11:00 A.M. the reception desk of the Facilities Plan- North boundary line of said Government
ning Department (Room 319) located at Lot 2, for 1328.18 feet to a found 5/8 inch
Dated this 2nd day of December, Walton County School District, WISE Edu- rod and cap No. L.B. 43 lying on the North-
2011. national Center, 555 Walton Road, De- easterly right of way line of U.S. Highway
Funiak Springs, Florida, 32433, telephone 98 (State Road No. 30 120 foot right of
MARTHA INGLE (850) 892-1100 x 1810. way); thence South 46 degrees 14 min-
Clerk of Circuit Court utes 00 seconds East along said North-
Walton County, Florida Information and instructions for com- eastery rght of Way line for 1640.37 feet;
Isl By: Kathy Douglass pleting and submission of the Statement of thence leaving said Northeasterly right of
Deputy Clerk Qualifications, and all addenda if issued, Way line run North 43 degrees 46 minutes
(seal) may be downloaded from the Walton 00 seconds East for 110.00 feet; thence
County School District web site at httD:/l South 46 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds
4tc: December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 www.walton.k12.fl.us/default.aspox East parallel with said Northeasterly right
853P RFP section on right hand side of the of Way line for 46.37 feet; thence South 00
home page or obtained from the Walton degrees 28 minutes 33 seconds West par-
TDA#11TX110141 County School District, WISE Educational allel to the East line of said Government
Center, Facilities Planning Department Lot 2, for 151.12 feet to the said North-
NOTICE OF APPLICATION (Room 319), 555 Walton Road, DeFuniak easterly right of Way line of U.S. Highway
FOR TAX DEED Springs, Florida, 32433. In order to re- 98; thence South 46 degrees 14 minutes
ceive notice of supplemental information, 00 seconds East, along said Northeasterly
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that responses, addenda, or clarification(s) rght of Way line for 34.35 feet to a point
LOUIS R. EDWARDS the holder of the regarding the RFQ, firms must register on the East line of said Government Lot
following certificate has filed said certifi- via E-mail to Mark Gardner (aardnerm@ 2, Section 27; thence North 00 degrees
cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. walton.k12.fl.us) or via facsimile letter to 28 minutes 33 seconds East, along said
The certificate number and year of issu- Alicia Cole (850-892-1198). Only firms East line for 1251.57 feet to the point of
...-. ... i-._r.i_ i ..... ,- formally registered ner above will be noti- beginning.


ance, me description of ui pIoperty, an
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 3296
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 9 BLK 91
OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT 3 OR 2522-413
OR 2714-2222 OR 2714-3458

Parcel ID No.-17-3N-20-28080-091-0090
Base Bid-$1,101.52

Name in which assessed WILLIAM G.
ASHMORE & TERESITA ASHMORE

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 19th day of January,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 2nd day of December,
2011.


MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Waltdn County, Florida
Is/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

8, 15, 22, 29, 2011


TDA#11TX110140

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
LOUIS R.' EDWARDS the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 2688
Year of Issuance-2009

Description of Property-LOTS 27, 28 &
29 BLK 38 OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT II OR
517-185 OR 2795-1942

Parcel ID No.-15-3N-20-28070-038-0270
Base Bid-$1,028.51

Name in which assessed.- ANGEL
ARENCIBIA & MARIA ARENCIBIA

Said property being in.the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 19th day of January,
,2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 2nd day of December,
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011
855P

RFQ: 012-004
LEGAL COUNSEL

Walton County is seeking an attorney or
law firm to provide legal counsel to the
Board of County Commissioners, 'here-
inafter referred to as the "County". RFQ
closes on January 9, 2012 no later than
4:00PM local time. Last date to submit.
any questions in writing will be by Noon
local time on January 2, 2012. Ques-
tions submitted after that date and time
will not be accepted. Late submittals re-
ceived after the aforementioned deadline
date either by mail or otherwise will. not
be considered. The time of receipt will
be determined by the time received in the
Purchasing Agent's office. It is the sole re-
sponsibility of the firm for assuring that the
RFQ is received in the Purchasing Agent's
office by designated date and time. No
faxed or electronic or oral RFQ will be ac-
cepted. To be considered firm/team must
submit original and 5 copies of RFQ in a
sealed envelope clearly marked with the
firm/teams name and address and the
words "Legal Counsel" addressed to: Of-
fice of Central Purchasing, Glyndol John-
son, Purchasing Agent, 176 Montgomery
Circle, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
The Board of County Commissioners is
responsible for all aspects of county gov-
emance, including, but not limited to land
development, roadway construction and
maintenance and emergency manage-
ment, taxation and finance, tourist devel-
opment and contracting. Walton County
desires a qualified firm to provide legal
counsel and guidance to the Commission-
ers and staff in all areas of county govern-
ment.
Visit Walton County website at www.
co.walton.fl.us to download RFQ pack-
age or contact Glyndol Johnson, Pur-
chasing Agent at 850-951-7055 or Lesley
Dunnivan, Buyer at 850-951-7045 for in-
formation.

4tc: Dec. 15, 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012
873P

Request For Qualifications

Pursuant to Sections (F.S. 287.055) of
the Florida Staijtes, the State of Florida's
Consultants' Competitive Negotiations
Act, and the State Requirements for Edu-
cational Facilities 1999, the School Board
of Walton County, Florida, will consider the
contracting of Construction Managers to
provide professional services for:

Emerald Coast Middle School
Eight Classroom Additions

The scope of work will include pre-
construction and construction services for
the project.

Business entities interested in provid-
ing Construction Management At Risk
services to Walton County School District
are hereby notified that eight (8) copies


fled.

A pre-submittal meeting will be held
to review the requirements of.the Quali-
fication Statement at 2:00 PM local time,
January 3, 2012), Walton County School
District, WISE Educational Center, Facili-
ties and Planning Office (Room 319), 555
Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida,
32433.

A person or affiliate who has been
placed on the convicted vendor list follow-
ing a conviction for a public entity crime
may not submit a bid on a contract to pro-
vide any goods or services to a public enti-
ty, may not submit a bid on a contract with
a public entity for the construction or repair
of a public building or public work, may not
submit bids on leases of real property to
a public entity, may not be awarded or
perform work as a contractor, supplier,
subcontractor, or consultant under a con-
tract with any public entity, and may not
transact business with any public entity in
excess of the threshold amount provided
in (F.S. 287.017), for CATEGORY TWO for
a period of 36 months from the date of be-
ing placed on the convicted vendor list.

Contractors are subject to the pro-
visions of the Jessica Lunsford Act
(F.S.1012.465) Background screening
requirements for certain non instructional
school district employees and contrac-
tors. Non instructional school district em-
ployees or contractual personnel who are
permitted access on school grounds when
students are present, who have direct con-
tact with students or who have access to
or control of school funds must meet level
2 screening requirements as described in
(F.S.1012.32). Contractual personnel shall
include any vendor, individual, or entity
under contract with a school or,the school
board. The School Board of Walton County
reserves the right to waive any'informality
in the selection process and to reject any
or all Statements of Qualifications.

3tc: December 15, 22, 29, 2011
881P

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY
COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
Case No. 09-50089-LMK
Chapter 11

In re:

BAREFOOT COTTAGES DEVELOP-
MENT COMPANY, LLC,

Debtor.

NOTICE OF AUCTION AND SALE OF
SUBSTANTIALLY ALL ASSETS OF THE
POSTCONFIRMATION REORGANIZED
DEBTOR PURSUANT TO ORDER
CONFIRMING FIRST AMENDED PLAN
FILED BY WHITNEY NATIONAL BANK
DATED OCTOBER 13. 2009

TO ALL CREDITORS, PARTIES IN IN-
TEREST AND INTERESTED
PURCHASERS:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
by Order dated April 12, 2010 ("Confir-
mation Order"), the -Bankruptcy Court
.confirmed Whitney National Bank's First
Amended Plan of Reorganization dated
October 13, 2009 (the "Plan"), which
provides for the sale by auction (the "Auc-
tion") by the Court-appointed Liquidating
Trustee, Tom Risalvato, CPA (the "Liq-
uidating Trustee") of substantially all
assets (the "Acquired Assets") of the
Debtor, Barefoot Cottages Development
Company, LLC (the "Debtor") remaining
after eighteen (18) months from the May
12, 2009 Effective Date of the Plan.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE
that:

(a) in accordance with the Plan and Con-
firmation Order, the Liquidating Trustee
Shall conduct the Auction, after which the
Liquidating Trustee Will determine the pre-
vailing bidder for the Acquired Assets (the
"Prevailing Bidder"). The Auction will be
held on January 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
at the offices of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, 151
Mary Esther Boulevard, Suite 301, Mary
Esther, Florida 32569.

(b) All bidders must register and have
deposit funds (the "Deposit") available
before the Auction begins. The Deposit
must be made prior to the Auction in the
form of
an electronic check (ACH), wire transfer,
cash, or certified.check. To be qualified to
bid, all bidders except for Biel REO, LLC
or its designee, as successor-in-interest to
Whitney National Bank, shall be required
to Deposit with the Liquidating Trustee a
sum not less than ten percent (10%) of the
bidder's planned maximum bid. Bidders
Will not be permitted to bid in excess of the
planned maximum bid, as determined by
the Deposit, without first providing an ad-
ditional deposit to the Liquidating Trustee.

(C) the Prevailing Bidder shall make pay-
ment in full by the close of business on the
date of the Auction. Acceptable forms of
payment are wire transfers and certified
check made payable to Barefoot Cottages
Development Company, LLC Debtor in
Possession. If payment is not made within
this timeframe, the Liquidating Trustee
may cancel the highest bid, re-advertise
the Auction and pay all costs of the Auc-
tion from the deposit. Any remaining funds
in the Deposit shall be held by the Liqui-
dating Trustee and distributed to the Class
4 Creditor under the Plan.

DATED: December 14, 2011.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

The following real property described as
follows as:

Government Lot 2, Section 27, Township
7 South, Range II West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida lying North of U.S. Highway 98 (State
Road No. 30 120 foot right of Way), less
and except property described in Official
Records Book 133, Page 1 of the public
records of Gulf County, Florida and being
more particularly described by field sur-
vey as follows: Begin at a three by three
light Wood stake, marking the Northeast
comer of Govemment Lot 2, Section 27,


LESS AND EXCEPT the following parcel:

Commence at Northeast comer of Gov-
ernment Lot 2, Section 27, Township
7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida; thence proceed South 00 degrees
28 minutes 33 seconds West along the
East line of Govemment Lot 2, a distance
of 1100.45 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence continue along said East line South
00 degrees 28 minutes 33 seconds West,
a distance of 151.12 feet to the Northerly
right of Way of U.S. Highway 98; thence
proceed along said Northerly right of Way
North 46 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds
West, a distance of 34.35 feet; thence
leaving said Northerly right of Way pro-
ceed North 00 degrees 28 minutes 33
seconds East, a distance of 151.12 feet;
thence proceed South,46 degrees 14 min-
utes 00 seconds East, a distance of 34.35
feet to the point of terminus of the herein
described line.

LESS AND EXCEPT the following par-
cels:

Parcel 1:

Commence at the Northeast corner of
Government Lot 2, Section 27, Township 7
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Flor-
ida; thence proceed South 00 degrees 28
minutes 33 seconds West along the East
line of Government Lot 2, a distance of
1251.57 feet to the Northerly right of way
U.S. Highway 98; thence departing said
East line proceed North 46 degrees 14
minutes 00 seconds West along said North-
erly right of Way, a distance of 802.71 feet
to the point of beginning; thence continue
along said Northerly' right of Way North 46
degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds West, a
distance of 226.34 feet; thence departing
said Northerly right of Way proceed South
68 degrees 37 minutes 07 seconds East,
a distance of 19.37 feet; thence proceed
South 67 degrees 13 minutes 16 seconds
East, a distance of 24.21 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 55 degrees 47 minutes 09
seconds East, a distance of 24.73 feet;
thence proceed North 87 degrees 46 min-
utes 45 second East, a distance of 39.71
feet; thence proceed South 61 degrees 59
minutes 46 seconds East, a distance of
29.80 feet; thence proceed South 66 de-
grees 17 minutes 37 seconds East, a dis-
Stance of 25.37 feet; thence proceed South
59 degrees 41 minutes 20 seconds East, a
distance of 17.19 feet; then proceed South
59 degrees 31 minutes 55 seconds East,
a distance of 24.00 feet; thence proceed
South 64 degrees 53 minutes 09 seconds
East, a distance of 13.94 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 56 degrees'40 minutes 12
seconds East, a distance of 24.10 feet;
thence proceed South 54 degrees 38 min-
utes 35 seconds East, a distance of 4.53
feet; thence proceed South 44 degrees
01 minutes 12 seconds West, a distance
of 83.89 feet to the said Northerly right of
Way and the point of beginning of the par-
cel herein described.

Said parcel containing 0.25 acres, more or
less. [10690.89 square feet]

Parcel 2:

Commence at the Northeast corner of
Government Lot.2, Section 27, 'Township
7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida; thence proceed South 00 degrees
28 minutes 33 seconds West along the
East line of Government Lot 2, a distance
of 1251.57 feet to the Northerly right of
Way U.S. Highway 98; thence depart-
ing said East line proceed North 46 de-
grees 14 minutes 00 seconds West along
said Northerly right of Way, a distance
of 184.35 feet to the point of beginning;
thence continue along said Northerly right
of Way North 46 degrees 14 minutes 00
seconds West, a distance of 588.36 feet;
thence departing said Northerly right of
way proceed North 44 degrees 01 minutes
12 seconds East, a distance of 91.22 feet;
thence proceed South 63 degrees 52 min-
utes 19 seconds East, a distance of 6.17
feet; thence proceed South 52 degrees 13
minutes 40 seconds East, a distance of
15.30 feet; thence proceed South 27 de-
grees 40 minutes 29 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 26.73 feet; thence proceed South
42 degrees 34 minutes 57 seconds East,
a distance of 32.22 feet; thence proceed
South 42 degrees 44 minutes. 57 seconds
East, a distance of 33.16 eet; thence
proceed South 12 degrees 50 minutes
24 seconds East, a distance of 3.74 feet;
thence proceed North 86 degrees 20 min-
utes 27 seconds East, a distance of 14.54
feet; thence proceed South 77 degrees 56
minutes 12 seconds East, a distance of
19.30 feet; thence proceed South 08 de-
grees 29 minutes 37 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 19.05 feet; thence proceed South
09 degrees 10 minutes 29 seconds East,
a distance of 13.11 feet; thence proceed
South 01 degrees 17 minutes 57 seconds
West, a distance of 11.35 feet; thence
proceed South 14 degrees 28 minutes 58
seconds East, a distance of 15.49 feet;
thence proceed South 04 degrees 29 min-
utes 55 seconds East, a distance of 7.26
feet; thence proceed South 35 degrees 13
minutes 31 seconds East, a distance of
7.55 feet; then proceed South 39 degrees
07 minutes 55 seconds East, a distance of
11.33 feet; thence proceed South 03 de-
grees 59 minutes 59 seconds
East, a distance of 13.36 feet; thence
proceed South 26 degrees 43 minutes 06
seconds East, a distance of 18.29 feet;
thence proceed South 55 degrees 01 min-
utes 09 seconds East, a distance of 22.96
feet; thence proceed South 37 degrees
10 minutes 10 seconds East, a distance
of 13.45
feet; thence proceed South 41 degrees 43
minutes 18 seconds East, a distance of
15.29 feet; thence proceed South 47 de-
grees 04 minutes 22 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 22.63 feet; thence proceed South
50 degrees 33 minutes 17 seconds East,
a distance of 18.88 feet; thence proceed
South 44 degrees 01 minutes 22 seconds
East, a distance of 34.14 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 34 degrees 37 minutes 48
seconds East, a distance of 31.82 feet;
thence proceed South 45 degrees 39 min-
utes 03 seconds East, a distance of 19.44
feet; thence proceed South 26 degrees
21 minutes 02 seconds East, a distance
of 8.09 feet; thence proceed North 15 de-
grees 12 minutes 10 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 11.52 feet; thence proceed North
51 degrees 05 minutes 31 seconds East,
a distance of 21.56 feet; thence proceed


South 87 degrees 36 minutes 08 seconds
East, a distance of 79.28 feet; thence pro-
ceed South 03 degrees 02 minutes 27 sec-
onds West, a distance 37.58 feet; thence
proceed South 44 degrees 58 minutes 04
seconds East, a distance of 34.57 feet;
thence proceed South 59 degrees 59 min-
utes 17 seconds East, a distance of 22.38
feet; thence proceed South 84 degrees 03
minutes 27 seconds East, a distance of
24.17 feet; thence proceed South 59 de-
grees 46 minutes 17 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 7.90 feet; thence proceed South
43 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds West,
a distance of 110.00 feet to said Northerly
right of Way and the point of beginning of
the parcel herein described.

Said parcel containing 0.97 acres, more or
less. [42346.50 square feet]

ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT the following
property:

Lots A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5, B-14, B-15, B-16,
B-17, B-18, B-19, B-21, B-22, B-23, B-24,
B-25, B-26, B-27, B-28, B-29, B-30, B-31,
B-32, B-33, B-34, B-35, B-36, B-37, B-38,
B-39, B-40, B-45, B-49, C-51, C-56, C-57,
C-59, C-60, C-61, C-63, D-65, D-67, D-68,
D-122, D-123, D-128, D-130, D-131,
D-132, D-135, Barefoot Cottages Phase I,
according to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 31-48, Public Re-
cords of Gulf County.

together with:

(A) THE LAND: All of the Land located in
the County of GULF, State of Florida, de-
scribed above (the "Land"), together with
all mineral, oil and gas rights appurtenant
to said Land, and all shrubbery, trees and
crops now growing upon said Land.

(B) THE IMPROVEMENTS: All buildings,
structures, fixtures and improvements, of
every nature whatsoever now Situated on
said Land (hereinafter called the "Improve-
ments").

(C) EASEMENTS: All easements, rights-
of-way, gores of land, streets, Ways,
alleys, passages, sewer rights, Water
course, water rights and powers, and all
appurtenances whatsoever, in any Way
belonging, relating, or appertaining to
any of the mortgaged property described
in Sections (A) and (B) hereof, or which
hereafter shall in any way belong, relate
or be appurtenant thereto, Whether now
owned or hereafter acquired by the Debt-
or, Barefoot Cottages Development Com-
pany, LLC. ("Debtor").

(D) TOGETHER WITH (i) all the estate,
right, title and interest of the Debtor of, in
and to all judgments, insurance proceeds,
awards of damages and settlements here-
after made resulting from condemnation
proceedings or the taking of the mort-
gaged property described in Sections (A),
(B), and (C) hereof or any part thereof un-
der the power of eminent domain, or for
any damage (whether caused by such tak-
ing or otherwise) to the mortgaged prop-
erty described in Sections (A), (B), and (C)
hereof or any part thereof, or to any rights
appurtenant thereto, and all proceeds of
any sales or other dispositions of the mort-
gaged property described in Sections (A),
(B), and (C) hereof or any part thereof; and


MLS#563943
2 Bed/2 Bath 672 Sq. Ft. WA-
TERFRONT! Mobile home on 1%
acre on King Lake has been re-
modeled. New 12' x 20' porch, 14'
x 16' shop with RV hooks up. 731
Paul Rd $55,000


(ii) all rights to insurance proceeds arising
from or relating to the mortgaged property
described in Sections (A), (B), and (C)
above; and (iii) all proceeds, products,
replacements, additions, substitutions, re-
newals and accessions of and to the mort-
gaged property described in Sections (A),
(B), and (C).

(E) TOGETHER WITH all rents to which
Debtor may now or hereafter be entitled
from the mortgage property described in
Sections (A), (B), and (C) hereof.

together with:

1. All building materials, equipment,
fixtures and fittings of every kind or char-
acter now owned or hereafter acquired by
Debtor for the purpose of being used or
useful in the construction of the Improve-
ments located or to be located on the
Land, Whether such materials, equipment,
fixtures and fittings are actually located on
or adjacent to the Land or not, and Wheth-
er in storage or otherwise, Wheresoever
the same may be located, including With-
out limitation all lumber and lumber prod-
ucts, bricks, building stones, and building
blocks, sand and cement, roofing material,
paint, doors, windows, hardware, nails,
wires and Wiring, plumbing and plumbing
fixtures, sewer lines and pumping stations
, and fixtures and equipment, heating and
air-conditioning equipment appliances,
electrical and gas equipment and appli-
ances, pipes and piping, ornamental and
decorative fixtures, furniture, ranges, re-
frigerators, dishwashers and disposals.

2. All fixtures, appliances, machinery, fur-
niture, furnishings, apparatus, equipment
and other articles of personal property of
any nature whatsoever owned by Debtor
and now located upon or Within the Land
or Improvements, including without limita-
tion all furniture, furnishings, apparatus,
machinery, motors, elevators, fittings,
radiators, ranges, ovens, iceboxes, re-
frigerators, awnings, shades, screens,
blinds, office equipment, carpeting, and
other furnishings, and all plumbing, heat-
ing, lighting, cooking, laundry, ventilating,
refrigerating, incinerating, air-Conditioning
and sprinkler equipment and fixtures and
appurtenances thereto; and all proceeds
thereof (including Without limitation con-
demnation awards and insurance pro-
ceeds), all extensions, betterments, and
accessions thereto, all renewals and re-
placements thereof and all articles in sub-
stitution therefore (the personal property
described in paragraph 1 above and in this
paragraph being referred to herein as the
"Personal Property").

3. All accounts, accounts receivable, con-
tract rights, chattel paper, instruments,
documents, general intangibles, choses in
action, causes in action and other intan-
gible personal property of the Debtor of
any every and nature whatsoever, which
pertain to, arise from or in connection with,
or are related to the Land, Improvements,
the Fixtures, the Personal Property or the
development, operation or use thereof or
the leasing or sale of any portion thereof
or interest therein, including without limi-
tation (a) all insurance policies and all
proceeds and choses in action arising un-
der any insurance policies, including any
'rights to any refunds for premiums, (b) ac-


MLS#562824
4 Bed/1 Bath 1,276 Sq. Ft. Older
home has been completely up-
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doors. Large living area opens
to dining room with a galley style
kitchen. Privacy fencing on one
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A wish for you to

enjoy everyday of

the New Year from

our hearts to your

Homes!!


Donna Arnold
Owner/Broker
850.978.2790


XXX Shakespeare Ct 1 acre in
Oakwood Hills $12,000


PENDING


XX John Boland Rd
acre WATERFRONT
$12,000


1X White Rd 5 acre wooded
parcel $25,000

XXX Hwy 331 N WATER-
FRONT lot on Lake Holley
$50,000

Walton Plantation Parcel F-1,
10+ acres in gated community
$50,000


PAGE 7-C
counts and other rights under any leases,
licenses or other service contracts, (c) any
trademarks, logos, service marks, tele-
phone numbers, designs, patents, patent
applications, good will, copyrights, reg-
istrations, licenses, franchise, tax refund
claims ahd any security held by or granted
to the Debtor to secure payment of any
of the accounts, (d) any permits from,
permit applications to, franchises from or
development orders or development of
regional impact orders issued by any gov-
ernmental authority or private part; (e) any
and all sales proceeds, escrow accounts
and funds, trust accounts and funds and
earnest money deposits, and all rights of
Debtor to the receipt thereof, arising out
of or with respect to any agreement for the
sale of the Land and/or Improvements or
any portion thereof or interest therein, in-.
eluding without limitation the sale of any
and all condominium units now existing
upon the Lands.

4. All plans, specifications, drawings, doc-
uments, instruments, permits, sewer taps,
water taps and rights, development rights,
development orders, development of re-
gional impact orders agreements, pay-
ment bonds, performance bonds, and oth-
er guaranties or sureties of performance
thereof, and all other rights, contract rights
and general intangibles, pertaining to the
design, construction, development, use,
sale or occupancy of the Improvements
and Fixtures or pertaining to the develop-
ment or use of the Lands.



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BONUS: Separate guest
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Oversized workshop, carport
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$439,ooo

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****************
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PAGE 8-C
5. All books and records related to
construction, ownership, operation
maintenance of the Land, Improvemer
Fixtures or Personal Property or otl
tangible or intangible property describe
hereinabove.

6. All rents, profits, issues, leases, a
revenues of the Land or any of the fo
going from time to time accruing, wheth
under leases or tenancies, together w
all leases and rights under leases affe
ing the Land.

7. All purchase agreements, escrr
agreements, earnest money and eamr
money
deposits and accounts, relating to the sa
or proposed sale of any portion of the La
or Improvements, including Without limit
tion Debtor's right to receive the eame
money and other funds paid or deposit
by the purchasers under the aforeme
tioned purchase agreements.

8. All judgments, awards of damages a
settlements made resulting from condei
nation proceedings or the taking of any
the foregoing or any part thereof or a
right or privilege accruing thereto, inclu
ing without limitation any and all paymer
from Voluntary sale in lieu of condemn
tion or the exercise of eminent domain.

9. All proceeds, products, and replace
ments of and accessions to any of tl
foregoing.

10. All sewer taps and other utility conne
tions owned by Debtor for the benefit
the real property described above.

ALL OF WHICH INTEREST is subject to

That certain Declaration of Covenant
Conditions and Restrictions of Barefo
Cottages, dated December 27, 2006, r
corded as' Instrument 0020067002, Pu
lic Records of Gulf County, as may t
amended.

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883P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRS
JUDICIAL.CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 66-2008-CA-001752

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSC
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CEI
TIFICATEIOLDERS OF SARM 2005-21

Plaintiff,

vs.

PAUL HOGAN, et al.

Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE
*
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Juidgment of Foreclosure or.O
der dated December 12; 2011, entered i
Civil Case Number 66-2008-CA-00175;
in the Circuit Court for Walton Count
Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NA
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS O
SARM 2005-21 is the'Plaintiff, and.PAU
J. HOGAN, et al., are the Defendants
I. will sell the property situated in Walto
County, Florida, described as:

LOT 15, BLOCK B, BEACH HIGHLAND;
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THI
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED II
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 47, OF THI
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUN
TY, FLORIDA.

at public sale to the highest and best bic
der, for cash at. www.walton.realfore
closecom at 11 00 AM. on the 12th da
of January 2012. Any person claiming a
interest in nme surplus from the sale, if any
other than the property owner as of th
dare of the lis pendens must file a clair
within 60 days after the sale

Dated: December 13, 2011.

Walton County Clerk of Cour
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR'
/s/ By: Tracey Marsi
(seal

"If you are a person with a disability whi
needs any accommodation in order tc
participate in a court proceeding, you arn
entitled, at no cost to you, tothe provision
of certain assistance. Please contact She
lia Sims, Chief Deputy Court Administra
tor, Office of Court Administration at (850
595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicia
Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502
within 2 working days of your receipt c
this; if you are hearing or voice impaired
call 711.

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bezwen aranjman nenpot yo nan lod y'
patisipe nan pwosedi sa a, ou gen dwa
san sa pa koute ou, dispozisyon nan asis
tans seten. Tanpri kontakte SHELIA Sims
Chef Administrate Tribinal Adjwen, Biwi
Administrasyon Tribinal nan (850) 595
4400 nan MC a Blanchard Jidisye Build
ing, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 om
wen 7 jou anvan pwograme konparet nai
tribunal ou an, oswa k ap resevwa iniedyat
man sou avi sa si tan an anvan aparanr
ki pwograme se mwens pas 7 jou; si o01
se odyans oswa vwa gen pwoblem vizyon
rele 711.

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(850) 595-4400 a la MC Blanchard Edifice
de la magistrature, 5e etage, Pensacola,
Floride 32502 au moins 7jours avant votre
comparution devant le tribunal prevu ou
des reception de cette notification, si le
temps avant I'apparition programmed est
iinferieure a 7 jours; si vous entendez ou
de la voix alteree, composez le 711.

Si usted es una persona con una dis-
capacidad que necesita cualquier arreglo
con el fin de participar en este proced-
imiento, usted tiene derecho, sin costo
alguno para usted, para la prestacion de
asistencia determinado. Por favor, pon-
gase en contact con Sheila Sims, Admin-
istrador Jefe Corte Adjunto de la Oficina
de Administration de Tribunales en (850)
595-4400 en el MC Blanchard Edificio Ju-
dicial, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 por
Io menos 7 dias antes de su aparicion en
la corte programado, o inmediatamente
despues de recibir esta notification, si el
tiempo antes de la comparecencia previs-
ta es inferior a 7 dias, si usted tiene prob-
lemas auditivos o de voz, Itame al 711.

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
884P

-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE CASE NO.: 11 CP 221

IN RE:
ESTATE OF JOSEPH P. ANGERT

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


e- The administration of the Estate of
b- Joseph P. Angert, Deceased, whose date
be of death was March 15, 2011, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
11 of which is Walton County Courthouse,
571 Hwy. 90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32536. The names and addresses of the
IT Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.

All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
O- Decedent's Estate on whom a copy of this
R- notice is required to be served must file
1, their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the Decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
nt LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE.
r-
n ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
2, THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
ty, SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLOIkDA
- PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
E BARRED.
F
L NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
s, RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
n FILED TWO (2)YEARS OR MOREAFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS,
BARRED.
S
E The date of first publication of this no-
N 'tice is December22, 2011.
E
I- Is/ J. Jerome Miller
J. JEROME MILLER, ESQ.
F'a BarNo 128569 ,
1- PLEAT & PERRY PA.
- 4477;Legendary Drive, Suite 202
y -Destin, Florida 32541
n Tel: (850) 650-0599/:Fax: (850) 650-4402
y. Attorney for Personal Representative, Pat-
e rck F. Angert

Is/ Patrick F, Angert
S Patrick F Angert,
Personal Representative
5111 Barlow Bend Lane
rt Katy; TX 77450

h 2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

JIMMY'S PAINT & BODY OF WALTON
CO,, INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on
01/02/2012, 07:30 am at 14905 331 BUSI-
NESS FREEPORT, FL 32439-3109, pur-
suant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. JIMMY'S PAINT & BODY OF
WALTON CO., INC. reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/or all bids.

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JH2PC2508PM203285
2001 HYUNDAI
KMHFU45D01A085771

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
.886P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000567
DIVISION:

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NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant
to the Final Judgment entered on Decem-
ber 12; 2011, in Case No. 2011-CA-00567
of the Circuit Court, Walton County Flori-
da, in which Vanderbilt Mortgage and Fi-
nance, Inc. is Plaintiff and Mary McDaniel,
et al. are the defendants, the Clerk of this
Court will sell at public sale the following
described real property:

LOTS 1 AND 2, OAKWOOD HILLS,
UNIT III, A SUBDIVISION IN SECTION
17, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 20
WEST, ACCORDING TO MAP FILED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 2 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH A 2009 CMH, ,RIV-
ERVIEW MANUFACTURED HOME,
SSERIAL NO: CLS107710TN

The sale will be held on February 13, 2012
at 11:00 a.m. (Central) to the highest and
best bidder for cash, on the Walton County
public auction website: www.walton.real-
foreclosecom in accordance with Chap-
ter 45 Florida Statutes.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact
ADA Coordinator, 571 U.S. Highway
90 East, DeFunlak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 8595-4481 at least 7 days before
your scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this notifi-
cation if the time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; If you
are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Dated this 13th day of December,
2011.

MARTHAINGLE
CLERK OF SAID COURT
/s/ By: Tracey Marsh
SAs Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Lance P. Cohen
1723 Blanding Blvd., Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32210
904/388-6500
Attorney for Plaintiff

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
887P


-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 11CP000204
DIVISION:

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARCUS TERELL WILLIAMS,

Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
Marcus Terell Williams, deceased, whose
date of death was November 19, 2009,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box 1260,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435: The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.'

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

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

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

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILEDTWO (2)YEARS OR MOREAFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of this no-
tice is December 22, 2011.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Suzanne N. Whibbs
Attorney for Crystal Barradas Jimenez
Florida Bar Number: 0122777


Defendants.

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1.)
FLORIDA STATUTES


WHIBBS & STONE PA
801 W ROMANA STREET
PENSACOLA, FL 32502
Telephone: (850) 434-5395
Fax: (850) 469-0043

Personal Representative:
Is/ Crystal Barradas Jimenez
78 Deweys Point
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
888P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010 CA 000836

REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO AMSOUTH BANK,

Plaintiff

vs.

THOMAS C. ANDERSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF THOMAS C. ANDERSON;
MARGARET ANNE ANDERSON a/kla
MARGARET ANDERSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARGARET ANNE AN-
DERSON a/k/a MARGARET ANDER-
SON; SPRING LAKE ESTATES HOM-
EOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; and
UNKNOWN TENANT,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment dated December
12, 2011, entered in Case No.: 2010 CA
000836 of the Circuit Court in and for Wal-
ton County, Florida, wherein Thomas C.
Anderson, Margaret Anne Anderson a/k/a
Margaret Anderson and Spring Lake Es-
tates Homeowners Association, Inc. are
the Defendants, that I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, Walton County, via
online sale accessed through the Clerk's
Website at www.walton.realforeclose.
com on January 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.,
Central time, the following described real
property as set forth in the Final Judg-
ment:

EXHIBIT "A"

ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL
OR TRACT OF LAND LYING AND BE-
ING IN THE COUNTY OF WALTON AND
THE STATE OF FLORIDA KNOWN AND
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: NORTH
187 FEET OF WEST 268 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 487 FEET OF -THE NORTH-
WEST "1f4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
,F SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH,
RANGE 18 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

AND

BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
20, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 18
WEST, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUN NORTH 09 DEGREES 19
MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 A
DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
33 SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL TO
THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST
114 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 487.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 06
SECONDS EAST, PARALLEL TO THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST
1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE O1 5000.00FEET;, THENCE RUN
SOUTHC00..DEGREES ;56..MINUTES 33
SECONDS WESTj ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAIDANORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF
487.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

AND

EAST 20 FEET OF THE WEST 288
FEET OF THE SOUTH 487 FEET OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP
3 NORTH, RANGE 18 WEST, WALTON
COUNTY,,FLORIDA.

AND

COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
(NW 1/4 OF NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION
20, RUN THENCE NORTH 487 FEET;
THENCE EAST 288 FEET FOR POINT
OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE
EAST 115 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
THE WATER'S EDGE OF SPRING LAKE;
THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WA-
TER'S EDGE TO THE DAM; THENCE
SOUTH TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTH-
EAST 1/4 (NW 1/4 OF NE 114); THENCE
WEST 155 FEET, MORE OR LESS,'TO
A POINT 288 FEET FROM THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID FORTY;
THENCE NORTH 487 FEET TO POINT
OF BEGINNING, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


NOTICE

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Dated this -15th day of December,
2011.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Is/ By: A. Price
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

NOTICE

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact Shelia
Sims, Chief Deputy Court Administrator,
Office of Court Administration at (850)
595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial
Building, 5th Floor Pensacola, FL 32502
at least 7 days before your scheduled
court appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the time before"
the scheduled appearance is less than 7
days; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 711.

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
889P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.: 66-2009-CA-002327

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

KALEB E. MEEK; MARTI A. MEEK;
WOODLAND BAYOU PROPERTY OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Please publish in
THE HERALD BREEZE)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated
the 13th day of December, 2011, and en-
tered in Case No. 66-2009-CA-002327, of
the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit
in and for Walton County, Florida, wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff
and KALEB E. MEEK, MARTI A. MEEK;
WOODLAND BAYOU PROPERTY OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.
The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash electroni-
cally at www.walton.realforeclose.com
at, 11:00 AM on the 13th day of January,
2012, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgement, to wit:

W 1/2 OF LOT 34, WOODLAND BAYOU
ESTATES SUBDIVISION, SECTION 21,
T2S, R20W, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 26, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTERTHESALE., '0- i;.',:

IF YOU ARE-A PERSON WITH A-DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-,
DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS. PROCEEDING YOU ARE EN-
TITLED AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT: SHEILA SIMS,
190 GOVERNMENTAL CENTER,- 5TH
FLOOR, PENSACOLA, FL (850) 595-
4400 AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR
SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE,
OR IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING
THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BE-
FORE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS
LESS THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711.

Dated this 15th day of December, 2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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890P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1st
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 2008-CA-001323

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

DAVID W. SCHUTTE AND PAMELA
A. SCHUTTE, HUSBAND AND WIFE;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR ACCESS MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION; CLINTON L. CARNEY; CODY J.
JOHNSON

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated December 13, 2011, entered
in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-001323 of the
Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit in
and for Walton County, Florida, wherein
CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and David W.
Schutte and Pamela A. Schutte, Husband
and: Wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash VIA
THE INTERNET AT www.walton.real-
foreclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL
STANDARD TIME on March 13, 2012, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 22, BLOCK H, EAGLE BAY PHASE
II, BEING A PORTION OF SECTION
19, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 20
WEST, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 17, PAGES 13 & 13A-13D,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation is order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator; 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502; (850) 595-4400 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification of the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days. If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Walton County, Florida
Is/A. Price
DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT
(seal)

Submitted By:
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite,100, :
Tampa; FL 336,14 ;,.'
(813)880-8888 i ,-: .
(813) 880-8800

The above is to be published in: DE-
FUNIAK HERALD

PLEASE PUBLISH TWICE (ONE TIME A
WEEK FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)
AND PUBLICATIONS LAST RUN MUST
FINISH AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR
TO THE SALE DATE
08-105080 FC01

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
891P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 662010CA000863CAXXXX

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,


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Plaintiff,

vs.

KEITH A. WIGINGTON; LISA A. WIG-
INGTON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, .IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; WHITNEY
NATIONAL BANK F/K/A DESTIN BANK;
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; SANDES-
TIN OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
GATEWAY AT BAYTOWNE WHARF
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.
BAYTOWNE WHARF NEIGHBORHOOD
ASSOCIATION, INC.;

Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo,
sure entered in the above-styled cause, in
the Circuit Court of Walton County, Flori-.
da, I will sell the property situate in Walton
County, Florida, described as:

THE CONDOMINIUM PARCEL KNOWN
AS UNIT NO. 473, GATEWAY CONDO-
MINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION OF CON-
DOMINIUM THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2402,
PAGE 512 AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2404; PAGE 460, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO, SUBJECT TO IN ACCOR-
DANCE WITH THE COVENANTS, CON-
DITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS, TERMS
AND PROVISIONS ASSET FORTH IN
SAID DECLARATION.

A/K/A
9100 BAYTOWNE WHARF BLVD
DESTIN, FL 32550

at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, www.walton.realforeclose.
com at 11:00 a.m., on January 13, 2012.

DATED THIS 15th DAY OF DECEM-
BER, 2011.

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

Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 15th day of December, 2011.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Is/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact: Shelia Sims, 190 Governmental.
Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502,
(850) 595-4400 at least 7 days before
your scheduled courtappearance 'or: -
immediately upon receiving this notifi-
cation if the time before the scheduled-
appearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN: DeFuniak Herald

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
892P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1st
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #:2009-CA-001026

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.
F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P.

Plaintiff,

vs.

KENNETH DANIEL MORRISON A/K/A
KENNETH D. MORRISON A/K/A KEN-
NETH MORRISON AND STACEY SI-
MONE MORRISON A/K/A STACEY D.
MORRISON A/K/ASTACEY MORRISON;
WORLDWIDE ASSET PURCHASING,
LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF DIRECT MER-
CHANTS BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A CAPITAL
ONE BANK;

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

.NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated December 13, 2011, entered in
Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001026 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit in and
for Walton County, Florida, wherein BAC
Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Country-
wide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff
and Kenneth Daniel Morrison a/k/a Ken-
neth D. Morrison a/k/a Kenneth Morrison
and Stacey Simone Morrison a/k/a Stacey,
D. Morrison a/k/a Stacey Morrison are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash VIA THE INTERNET
AT www.walton.realforeclose.com, at
11:00 A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
on January 13, 2012, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

COMMENCE AT A HALF-INCH REBAR
(#4346) MARKING THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHWEST,1/4 OF SECTION 10,
TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 18 WEST,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
SOUTH 02*51'13" WEST ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
10, 1014.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
87"53'45" EAST, 705.00 FEET TO.THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 87"53'45" EAST 325.76
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH
THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
MCKINNION BRIDGE ROAD, THENCE
SOUTH 15"27'01" EAST ALONG SAID
WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE 452.62 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ROCK
HILL ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 69"41'01"
WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF
WAY 380.91 FEET; THENCE NORTH
08"42'28" WEST, 587.25 FEET TO THE
POINT OFJEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A
30 FOOT BY-30 FOOT SPRING EASE-
MENT IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF DESCRIBED PROPERTY.

TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR: 1994, MAKE: JACOBSEN, VIN#:
JACFL15316A, VIN#: JACFL15316B,
AND VIN#:, JACFL15316C, MANU-
FACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PER-
MANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE
DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS
DEqMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A


PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator; 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th.Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502; (850) 595-4400 at least 7.
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance,'or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification of the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days. If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Walton County, Florida
/s/A. Price
DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT
(seal)

Submitted By:
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 880-8888
(813) 880-8800

The above is to be published in: DE-
FUNIAK HERALD

PLEASE PUBLISH TWICE (ONE TIME A
WEEK FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)
AND PUBLICATIONS LAST RUN MUST
FINISH AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR
TO THE SALE DATE
09-134402 FC01

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
893P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 2010-CA-001534

REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS
MORTGAGE

Plaintiff,

vs.

TERRY L. SNEED

Defendantss.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment 6f Foreclo-
sure dated December 13, 2011, entered in
Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001534 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit in and
for Walton County, Florida, wherein Re-
gions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, Plain-
tiff and Terry L. Sneed are defendantss,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash VIA THE INTERNET AT www.
walton.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 A.M.
CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on January
13, 2012, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:

COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF SECTION 11;.TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH,
RANGE 20 WEST, WALTON COUNTY;
FLORIDA; THENCE N2025'56"E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 120.00 FEETTO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
N2025'56"E, A DISTANCE OF 1145.30
FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF CORBIN GAINEY ROAD;
THENCE N8752'46"W, ALONG SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 406.45
FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY, S01"20'13"E,
A DISTANCE OF 317.00 FEET;. THENCE
SOO04'41"W, A DISTANCE OF 771.37
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

If you are a person with a disability who
-needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator; 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502; (850) 595-4400 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance,.or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification of the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days. If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Walton County, Florida
s/A. Price
DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURT
(seal)

Submitted By:
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP
4630,Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813)880-8888
(813) 880-8800

The above is to be published in: DE-
FUNIAK HERALD

PLEASE PUBLISH TWICE (ONE TIME A
WEEK FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)
AND PUBLICATIONS LAST RUN MUST
FINISH AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR
TO THE SALE DATE
10-194420 FC01

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
894P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000478

INDEPENDENT BANK,

Plaintiff,

v.

GREG N. WILDER; DANA M. WILDER;
SANDESTIN OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; and INSPIRATION AT SANDESTIN
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, Martha Ingle, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida, will on the
13th day of January, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., (CST),. at www.walton.realfore-
close.com. offer for sale'and sell at public
outcry to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following described property
situated in ihd County of Walton, State of
Florida, to-wit:


FRACTIONAL INTEREST 8116-A1,


CONSISTING OF AN UNDIVIDED
ONE-TENTH (1/10) INTEREST IN THE
PRESENT ESTATE AND FEE SIMPLE
IN UNIT 16 (THE UNIT), INSPIRATION
AT SANDESTIN CONDOMINIUM (THE
"CONDOMINIUM"), TOGETHER WITH
(i) THE RIGHT TO RESERVE LODGING
IN AN ASSIGNED UNIT IN THE CONDO-
MINIUM FOR CERTAIN VACATION PE-
RIODS (AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN
THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION)
PURSUANT TO THE LODGING RESER-
VATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
OF THE ASSOCIATION, (ii) THE EXCLU-
SIVE RIGHT TO USE LIMITED COMMON
ELEMENTS, IF ANY, AND COMMON
FURNISHINGS LOCATED IN OR OTH-
ERWISE APPURTENANT TO THE AS-
SIGNED UNIT OCCUPIED BY GRANTEE
DURING SUCH VACATION PERIODS,
AND (iii) THE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT
TO USE AND ENJOY THE COMMON
ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM
DURING SUCH VACATION PERIODS,
AS SET FORTH IN THE CONDOMINIUM
DECLARATION FOR INSPIRATION AT
SANDESTIN CONDOMINIUM RECORD-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2690,
PAGE 3483, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

pursuant to the final judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is listed above. Any person claim-
ing an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner as
ofthe date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.

Persons with a disability who need
special accommodations must notice the
individual signed below not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding which
is the subject of this notice to insure that
reasonable accommodations are avail-
able.

WITNESS my hand and official seal
of this Honorable Court, this 15th day of
December, 2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
895P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1st JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CASE #: 2011CA-000997
DIVISION #:

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,

Plaintiff,


vs.

YVONNE H. MORRELL; NEWEST
BANK, FSB SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST
TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1, IF LIV-
ING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHOARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER.
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2, IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST
THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID'UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY.CLAIM AN NTEREST.AS
SPOUSE,- HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-'
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY

TO: Yvonne H. Morrell; ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST' KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: 1 Hogtown Bayou Lane,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Residence unknown, if living, includ-
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried and
if either or both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s); and the aforemen-
tioned named Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown
Defendants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real
property, lying and being and situated in
Waltri County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

LOTS 1, 2; 3, AND THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 4, BLOCK 45, LESS AND EXCEPT
THE NORTH 20 FEET OF LOTS 1, 2
AND 3, BLOCK 45, AND THE NORTH
20 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 4,
BLOCK 45, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OF THE TOWN OF SANTA ROSA, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 61,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

more commonly known as 1 Hogtown Bay-
ou Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, upon SHA-
PIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attor-
neys for Plaintiff, whose address 4630
Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100,
Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and
file the original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately there after; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint,

WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 14th day of December, 2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Circuit and County Courts
/s/ By: Jacqueline Cross
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator; 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502; (850) 595-4400 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification of the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days. If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

PUBLISH IN DEFUNIAK HERALD
11-224511 FC01

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
896P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CASE NO.: 09-CA-001780

SOUTHEAST FIRST NATIONAL BANK
f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHAT-
TOOGA COUNTY,

Plaintiff,
VS.
vs.

GERALD T. MERRITT, PEARL O. MER-'
RITT, DALE WILLIAM BOYD AND SE-
ANEST VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS' AS-
SOCIATION, INC.

Defendants,

NOTICE OF SALE.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Walton County, Florida, pursuant to the
Final'Summary Judgment of Foreclosure,
entered in this cause, will sell by electronic
sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. central time,
on the 12th day of January, 2012, atwww.
walton.realforeclose.com. the following
described real property lying and being in
Walton County, Florida, to-wit:

Parcel 1:
LOT 9, SEANEST VILLAGE, AS PER
PLAT BOOK 15, PAGES 89 AND 89A,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Parcel 2:
LOT 25, BLOCK A, WHITES GULFVIEW
ESTATES 2ND ADDITION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGES) 10-10A,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

This Notice dated this 13th day of De-
cember, 2011.

Martha Ingle
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
898P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO: 11CA507

KATIE BARTO,

Plaintiff,

vs.

MADALEEN M. ALFORD,
BILLY JOE GODWIN, SR., and MICHAEL
T. COTTON,


CASE NO.: 09 CA 000362

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
successor by merger to Wachovia
Bank, National Association, a national
banking association,

Plaintiff,

v.

SANDY DUNES, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company,

Defendant.

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I,
Martha Ingle, Clerk of the above named
Court, will at 11:00 a.m., Central time, on
the 11th day of January, 2012, offer for
sale and sell electronically at www.wal-
ton.realforeclose.com, to the highest
and best bidder or bidders for cash or for
a portion or all of the judgement amount
of the Amended Final Judgment of Fore-
closure and Sale entered in the captioned
action, after having first given Notice of
Sale as required by Section 45.031, Flor-
ida Statutes, the following described real
property situated in the County of Walton,
State of Florida, pursuant to the Amended
Final Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale
entered in the captioned action, to-wit:

ALL OF FRACTIONAL SECTION ELEV-
EN (11), TOWNSHIP TWO (2) SOUTH,
RANGE TWENTY (20) WEST, ACCORD-
ING TO MAP OF SANTA ROSA PLAN-
TATION COMPANY ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

Prior to the date of the public sale set
forth above, each bidder must register
on the www.waltori.realforeclose.com
website. Further, each bidder must place
a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of
such bidder's estimated high bid, per Flor-
ida.Statute Section 45.031, either on the
www.walton.realforeclose.com website
via electronic check (ACH) not less than
three (3) full business days prior to the
date of the public sale set forth above or
in person at the Clerk's office by cash or
cashier's check payable to the Walton
County Clerk of the Circuit Court prior to
the date of the public sale set forth above.
At the time of sale, the successful high bid-
der, other than plaintiff, shall post with the
Clerk a deposit equal to five percent (5%)
of the successful bid. The balance of the
final bid shall be paid to the Clerk by cash
or cashier's check payable to the Walton
County Clerk of the Circuit Court no later
than 4:00 p.m. Central Time on the date of
the public sale set forth above. The suc-
cessful bid shall be exclusive of the Clerk's
registry fee and the documentary stamp
tax on the Certificate of Title. In the event
of a successful third party bid, the third
party successful bidder shall pay, in addi-
tion to the bid amount, the clerk's registry
fee and any and all documentary stamp
tax on the Certificate of Title no later than
4:00 p.m. Central Time on the date of the
public sale set forth above.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS FILED IN THE CAPTIONED
ACTION, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Persons with q disability who need
special accommodations must notice the
individual signed below not later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding which is
the subject of this.notice to insure that rea-
sonable accommodations are available.

WITNESS my hand and, the seal of
said Court, this 14th day of December,
2011.

.MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Is/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
897P


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WITNESS
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Defendant.

NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE
BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, Martha Ingle, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida, will on
the 10th day of January, 2012, at 11:00
a.m. CST at the front lobby of the Walton
County Courthouse, 571 U.S. Highway 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, the property
described as follows:

THE WEST 100 FEET OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE
SE 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

pursuant to a Final Judgment of Partition
entered in the above styled cause.

WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Honorable Court this 12th day of De-
cember, 2011.

Martha Ingle
Clerk of Walton County Court
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Clayton J.M. Adkinson
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
899P

IN THE CfRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 11CA000193

CHARTERBANK, as successor in in-
terest to FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA,

Plaintiff,

v.

SCOTT T. KIRBY; and
MARYSA C. RUCKEL KIRBY,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that.
I, MARTHA, INGLE, Clerk of the above
named Court, will on the 12th day of
January, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., CST, or as
soon as Plaintiffs representative is pres-
ent, whichever is later, at www.walton.
realforeclose.com in accordance with
Section 45.031, Florida Statutes offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the following de-
scribed real property situate in the County,
of Walton, State of Florida, to-wit:

EXHIBIT "A"

COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP
1 SOUTH, RANGE 20 WEST WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN N88
DEGREES 43 MINUTES 52 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY
OF SAID SECTION 11 A DISTANCE OF
332.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88
DEGREES 43 MINUTES 52 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 398.59 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 17 MIN-
UTES 26 SECONDS WEST 663.88 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 38 MIN-
UTES 04 SECONDS EAST 66.47 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 16'MIN-'
UTES 11 SECONDS WEST i48.11"FEET'
TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT'OF'WAY
LINE OF WOODLAWN ROAD; THENCE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 32
SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 33.28
FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES
26 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST 246.71
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES
39 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST 299.85


CE NORTH 01 DEGREES A LOT OR TRACT OF LAND 1000 FEET
25 SECONDS EAST 576.83 SQUARE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH-
IE POINT OF BEGINNING. EAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
i 5.58 ACRES, MORE OR QUARTER (SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
19 WEST, .WALTON COUNTY, STATE
ie Summary Final Judgment OF FLORIDA, AND MORE DEFINITELY
case pending in said Court, DESCRIBED AND BOUNDED AS FOL-
hich is listed above. LOWS, TO-WIT: BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST
e of sale, the successful high QUARTER OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST
than the plaintiff, shall post QUARTER (SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) OF'SAID
a deposit equal to five per- SECTION 14, AND RUN NORTHERLY
the final bid. The balance.of ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE
hall be paid to the clerk within OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
!4) hours after the sale. The OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
gh bid shall be exclusive of (SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) FOR A DISTANCE
gistry fee and documentary OF 130 FEET TO A POINT, THIS BEING
e Certificate of Title. In the THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE
ird party successful bid, the LOT HEREBY CONVEYED; THENCE
successful bidder shall pay, RUN WESTERLY, PARALLEL WITH
the bid amount, the Clerk's THE. SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
and any and all documen- THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
n the Certificate of Title. Any THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER, FOR A
ng an interest in the surplus DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT;
(if any), other than the prop- THENCE RUN NORTHERLY, PARALLEL
s of the date of the lis pen- WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
i a claim within 60 days after THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, FOR
A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT;'
with a disability who need THENCE RUN EASTERLY 100 FEET
nmodations must notice the PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUND-
ned below not later than sev- ARY LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUAR-
Sto the proceeding which is' TER OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
this notice to insure that rea- TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY
mmodations are available. LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER;
attempt to collect a debt and THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG
on obtained will be used for THE SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4
Smy hand and the seal of OF SE 1/4)-FOR A DISTANCE OF 100
his 13th day of December, FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO A 20'FOOT ROAD WAY
OVER AND UPON A STRIP OF LAND
MARTHA INGLE, OF THE UNIFORM WIDTH OF 20 FEET
-- Clerk OFF- T ENTIRE EAST SIDE OF THE
Ias By: TraceW..Mr,4. .Y'ESCRIBED.
Depu d ..-' -. ,
(seal) PARCEL 3:

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011 TOGETHER WITH ACCESS EASEMENT
900P DESCRIBED AS FOLLOW:


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, II
WALTON COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 66-2010-

BAC HOME LOANS S
FKA COUNTRYWIDE I
SERVICING, LP,

Plaintiff,

vs.

LARA, LOUISE, et al.,

Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLO

; NOTICE IS HEREBY
to an Order or Final Judg
Case No. 66-2010-CA-000
cuit Court of the 1ST Judic
for WALTON County, Fl
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
BY MERGER TO BAC
SERVICING, LP FKA C
HOME LOANS SERVICII
and, LARA, LOUISE, et,
dants, I will sell to the hig
cash at, SALE WILLTO BE
VIA THE INTERNET: m


T OF THE 1ST A TRACT OF LAND 100 FEET X 30
N AND FOR FEET LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST
FLORIDA. QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
CA-000500 QUARTER (SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
ERVICING, LP 19 WEST, WALTON COUNTY, STATE
HOME LOANS OF FLORIDA, AND MORE DEFINITELY
DESCRIBED AND BOUNDED AS FOL-
LOWS, TO-WIT: BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
r -- EAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST
-IUARTER OF SAID SOUTHEAST
QUARTER (SE 114 OF SE 1/4) OF SAID
SECTION 14, AND RUN NORTHERLY
ALONG THE-EAST BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
(SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4) FOR A DISTANCE
SURE SALE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT, THIS BEING
THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE
GIVEN pursuant LAND HEREBY CONVEYED; THENCE
ment entered in RUN WESTERLY, PARALLEL WITH
0500 of the Cir- THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
ial Circuit in and THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
orida, wherein, SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER FOR A
, SUCCESSOR DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT;
HOME LOANS THENCE RUN NORTHERLY, PARALLEL
;OUNTRYWIDE WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
NG LP, Plailtiff, THE, SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
al., are defen- )THE SAIDSOUTHEAST QUARTER FOR
ghest bidder for A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET TO A POINT;
E CONDUCTED THENCE RUN EASTERLY, PARALLEL
ww.walton.real- WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE


PAGE 9-C
foreclose.com, at the hour of 11:00 AM
CST, on the 12th day of January, 2012, the
following described property:

LOT 1, BLOCK E, MAGNOLIA LANDING
PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 14, PAGE(S) 94 & 94A, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

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

DATED this 13th day of December,
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Circuit Court
/s/ By: Tracey Marsh
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish in: THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE
Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER,
P.A., TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE
700100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD,
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309

IMPORTANT

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to.you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's Disability
Coordinator at, M.C. BLANCHARD JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 190 GOVERNMENTAL
CENTER, 5TH FLOOR, PENSACOLA,
FL 32502, 8505954400 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court appear-
ance, or immediatelyupon receiving
this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7
days; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
901P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011-CA-505

UNION STATE BANK,

Plaintiff,

v.

SOMMERSET DEVELOPMENT, LLC,
A Florida Limited Liability Company,
PK. SMARTT Ill, and JARED F.
SMARTT,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

By the Clerk of Court

NOTICEis hereby given that the un-
dersigned Martha Ingle, Clerk of Court of
Walton County, Florida, will on the 12th
day of January, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.,
CST, at www.walton.realforeclose.com.
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder for cash, the
following described property:

REAL'PROPERTY
Schedule A

PARCEL

A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:

100 FEET NORTH AND SOUTH BY 100
FEET EAST AND WEST, IN THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
19. WEST, WALTON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

PARCEL 2











PAGE 10-C
OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER FOR A
DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY, PARAL-
LEL WITH THE SAID EAST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
OF THE SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER
(SE 1/4 OF ,SE 1/4) FOR A DISTANCE
OF 30 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

PERSONAL PROPERTY:
All personal property of whatever
character or nature located on the
real property described above, and all
structures and improvements, and all
easements, rights, royalties, mineral,
oil and gas rights and profits, water,
water rights, and water stock, timber
and timber rights and all fixtures at-
tached thereto, and all rents, issues,
proceeds and profits, accruing there-
from, and all gas, steam, electric, water
and other heating, cooling, cooking, re-
frigerating, lighting, plumbing, ventilat-
ing, irrigating, and power systems, ma-
chines, equipment, appliances, fixtures
and appurtenances, located on the real
property described above, even though
such real property may be detached or
detachable.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Clerk
of Courts, Walton County Courthouse,
571 Hwy 90 East DeFuniak Springs, FL.
32536, Telephone: (850) 892-8115, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
pleading: If you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8770.

WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Honorable Court this 13th day of De-
cember, 2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
By: Tracey Marsh
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
902P

TDA#11TX110139

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LU-
CAS M. ARAGON the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the
'description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.- 398
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 57 RIVER-
WALK PH 1 PB 18 PG 13 OR 2785-289

Parcel ID No.-22-1S-19-23040-000-05t0
Base Bid-$927.59


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


Name in which assessed JOCELYNE
MICHEL ET. AL.

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 9th day of February,
2012 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
Is/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
905P

TDA#11TX110146

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 128
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-COM AT NE/C
OF SW4 THENCE GO S 00DEG42'40"W
A DIST OF 518.97 FT TO POB THENCE
CONT S OODEG 42'40"W A DIST OF-
864.00 FT TO N/LY ROW LINE OF
ROCK HILL RD (60FT ROW) THENCE S
67DEG30' 51"W ALG ROW LINE A DIST
OF 112.31 FT TO INTERSECT OF E/LY
ROW LINE OF MCKINNON BRIDGE RD
& ROCK HILL RD THENCE N 16DEG
44'30"W ALG E/LY ROW LINE OF MCK-
INNON BRIDGE RD A DIST OF 635.60
FT TO POINT ON CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 1544.61 FT A LENGTH
OF 312.69 FT A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 03DEG42'34" THENCE GO NW/LY
ALG SAID CURVE A DIST OF 312.69
FT THENCE DEPART SAID ROW GO S
89DEG58'43"E A DIST OF 417.17 FT TO
POB OR2698-2278 OR2698-2279

Parcel ID No.-10-1N-18-08000-005-0080
Base Bid-$1,322.04

Name in which assessed'- COLIIN
WOODS & BRENDON BROWN

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 9th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16thb day of December,
20.1- i

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)


Name in which assessed DANIEL 4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
TOFT 906P


Said property being in the County of
WALTON. State of Florida.
U. unless: such certificate. shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scrnbed'i such'certificate shall be sold'to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
Isl By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
903P

TDA#11TX110144

NOTICE.OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 803
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-W1/4 OF THE
NW1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF SEC. 06-2N-
17W OR 1252-55 OR 2301-1307 OR
'2661-3965 OR 2672-4115 OR 2690-1389
OR 2695-1401 OR 2696-1267

Parcel ID No.-06-2N-17-05000-001-0000
Base Bid-$1,657.00

Name in which assessed MCMANUS
PROPERTIES LTD

Said property being in the County of
WALTON. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 9th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
904P *


TDA#11TX110145

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 805
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-THE N 210FT
OF THE S1/2 OF THE SE1/4 IN SEC.
06-2N-19W *LESS: RD ROW OR 2461-
1710 OR 2699-4098

Parcel ID No.-06-2N-19-18000-009-0090
Base Bid-$1,703.20


TDA#11TX110147

NOTICE.OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of'issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate.No.- 1234
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 54 WHITE
PINES EST UNREC DESC AS, COM SW/
COR SEC 10, N 00 DEG 54'21"E 1609.58
FT FOR POB N 00 DEG 54'21"E.278.77
FT, S 88 DEG 24'55"E 1290.50 FT, S
00 DEG 52'17" W 278.05 FT, N 88 DEG
26'50"W 1290.66 FT TO POB OR 2772-
611

Parcel ID No.-10-1S-18-14000-002-0540
Base Bid-$2,306.25

Name in which assessed .- THOMAS
CURT DESOTEL

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 9th day of February,
2012 at 11:0b A.M.

Dated this i6th day of December
2011.
2otI.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
907P


TDA#11TX110148

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate nuniber and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

SCertificate No.-192
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-COM NW/COR
OF S1/2 OF SW114 OF NW1/4 SEC 12,
E 42 FT TO E ROW CO RD & POB, N
ALG ROW 150 FT. E 290.4 FT, S PARAL-
LEL RD 150 FT, W 290.04 FT TO POB
OR 2769-1948

Parcel ID No.-12-5N-21-39000-005-0020
Base Bid-$860.09

Name in which assessed JOHN D.
THOMAS

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 9th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.


Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court


'Walton County, Florida
Jsl By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
908P

TDA#11TX110149

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 271Z
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-COM AT THE
S/C OF SEC RUN WEST ALONG THE S
SEC LINE 1107.57 FT; THENCE N 25DEG
31'26"W 331.79 FT TO POB; THENCE
S 89DEG58'45"W 583.67 FT TO THE
ELY R/W OF HINOTE ROAD; THENCE
ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE
RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 6656.94
FT A CNTRL ANGLE OF 02DEG50'26"
A DISTANCE OF 330.03 FT; THENCE N
89DEG58'45"E 691.49 FT; THENCE S
23DEG 07'45"E 272.43 FT TO THE POB
A/K/A LOT 2A HINOTE COMMONS UN-
RECD S/D OR 2634-180 OR 2717-962
OR 2718-1765 OR 2718-1766 OR 2720-
1749

Parcel ID No.-15-3N-21-37000-001-002A
Base Bid-$ 1,737.50

Name in which assessed YONG S.
TEMPLETON, BYEONG KIM & JENNI-
FER KIM

Said property being in the County of
WALTON. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 9th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
Is/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
909P

TDA#11TX110150

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued.thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 3150
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of'Property-LOT 1 BLK 1
AUTUMN HEIGHTS SID PB 9-23 OR
2797-4030

Parcel ID No.-17-3N-19-19010-001-0010
Base Bid-$1,548.96

Name in which assessed THOMAS A.
CLIFTON & DAWN CLIFTON

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder atwww.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Sam Kelley
S Deputy Clerk'
(seal)

*4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
910P

TDA#11TX110151

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, arid
the names in which it was assessed are as.
follows:

Certificate No.- 376
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 9: COM AT
NW/C, S 00 DEG 00'00"W 658.04 FT, N
84 DEG 32'53"E 2600.05 FT, S 00 DEG
18'39"E 933.29 FT, S 89 DEG 41'21"W
294.30 FT TO THE POB, RUN S 89 DEG
41'21"W 294.30 FT S 00 DEG 18'39"W
592.50 FT, N.89 DEG 41'21"E 294.30 FT,
N 00.18'39"W 592.50 FT TO POB OR
665-234 OR 1138-306 OR 2851-1676

Parcel ID No.-19-3N-21-37000-002-0060
Base'Bid-$1,756.64

Name in which assessed -JARED KYLE
CRIMP

Said property being in the County of
WALTON. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.


MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
Is/ By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 20111; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
911P

TDA#11TX110152

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:


Certificate No.- 3761
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 10 COM
AT NW/C S 00 DEG 00'00"W 658.04 FT
N 84 DEG 32'53"E 2600.05 FT S 00 DEG
18'39"E 933.29 FT TO POB, S 00 DEG
18'39"E 592.05 FT S 89 DEG 41'21"W
294.30 FT N 00 DEG 18'39"W 592.05 FT
N 89 DEG 41'21" E 294.30 FT TO POB
OR 743-341

Parcel ID No.-19-3N-21-37000-002-0130
Base Bid-$1,738.73

Name in which assessed HENRY A.
JAMISON & MICHAEL JAMISON

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
SWalton County, Florida
/s/ By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
912P


TDA#11TX110153

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 3951
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-COM SE/COR
OF SE114 OF SW1/4 OF SEC 21, N 88
DEG 40'WALG S LN 693.59 FT TO POB,
N 88 DEG 40'44"W 420.00 FT, N 02 DEG
29'45"E 1298.45 FT, S 88 DEG 40'21"
420.00 FT, S 02 DEG 29'45" W 1298.45
FT TO POB. OR 2661-3764 OR 2661-
3765

Parcel ID No.-21-4N-20-29000-004-0160
Base Bid-$1,950.34

Name in which assessed MICHAEL A.
TISA & LEO P. TISA

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this J6th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
Is/ By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 2., 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
913P 1

TDA#11TX110154

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY' GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which itwas assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 358
Year of Issuance- 200

Description of Property-PARCEL 28
LADON FARMS DESC AS S1/2 OF S1/2
OF NE1/4 OF SW1/4

Parcel ID No.-21-5N-21-39000-003-0070
Base Bid-$2,143.71

Name in which assessed CRAFTON
D. ANDERSON & MARLENA D. ANDER-
SON'

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.waltori.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of Decmber.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
914P


4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Ja
915P

TDA#11TX110157


NOTICE OF APPLIC
FOR TAX DEE


Deputy Clerk that, if a person decides to appeal any
(seal) decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter
n. 5, 12, 2012 considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
CATION includes the testimony and evidence upon
ED which the appeal is to be based.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KI-
ING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 5155
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-COM AT NE
COR OF S1/2 OF SE1/4 N88 DEG
29'42"W 728.50'TO POB CONT N88 DEG
29'42"W 345.62 FT S01 DEG 12'46"W
1258.46' TO N ROW OF CO HWY C-192
S87 DEG 51 30"E 345.66' ALONG ROW
N01 DEG 12'46"E 1262.30' TO POB OR
2453-846

Parcel ID No.-25-4N-20-29000-015-0012
Base Bid-$6,712.24

Name in which assessed PAUL D.
STREACKER & PAMELA L. STREACK-
ER

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 16th day of December.
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Waltori County, Florida
Is/ By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
916P

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


The Walton County Design Review
Board will hold a regular public meeting
to hear projects beginning at 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday. January 5. 2012 at the South
Walton County Courthouse Annex lo-
cated at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. The
Board will hear the following items:

1. BODACIOUS CONSIGNMENT & DE-
SIGN Project Number 11-001-00038
This is a sign application submitted by A
World of Signs, requesting approval for a
building sign measuring 36 inches x 163
inches for a total of 40.75 square feet
and a monument sign measuring 8.0 feet
X 10.0 feet for a total of 80 square feet.
,The site is at 13381-A U.S. Highway 98
West (parcel number 29-2S-21-42100-,
000-0010).

The Design Review Board will make-a
recommendation on major developments
to the Board of County Commissioners re-
garding these items either to approve, ap-
prove with conditions or to deny. Any item
that is tabled will be scheduled for a future
Design Review Board meeting and will
not go forward to the Planning Commis-
sion dutil the'Desijn Review Board Miakes
a recornimendhaln In mlnies regard-
ing devia3ions from tre Scsnc Corridor
guidelines, as adopted in Secir.n 13 of'the
Walton County Land Development Code,
the decision by the Design Review Board
are final decisions. Pursuant to Section
9.06.06 of the Walton County Land De-
velopment Code, any decision or deter-
mination of the Board which is contested
by an applicant with regard to application
or interpretation of the standards shall be
referred to the Board of Adjustment for ap-
peal hearing..

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, whenever any board or commis-
sioner 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 meet-
ing 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 meet-
ing, directed to the chairperson or director
of such board, commission, agency, or au-
thority, 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 per-
son.

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 proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: December 22, 29, 2011
918P


TDA#11TX110155


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY' GIVEN, that
KING LAKE LANDING. INC. the holder of
the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 3959
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-PARCEL 30
LADON FARMS DESC AS: S1/2 OF N1/2
OF SE4 OF SW4 OR 770-284 OR 1109-
40

Parcel ID No.-21-5N-21-39000-003-0280
Base Bid-$19,056.27

Name in which assessed CRAFTON
D. ANDERSON & MARLENA D. ANDER-
SON

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.


Dated this
211.


16th day of December.


MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Sam Kelley


The Walton County Technical Review
Committee will hold a public hearing on
Wednesday. January 4. 2012. at 8:30 am
at the South Walton Courthouse Annex
in Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The
following items are scheduled for review
and action:

Alvs Beach Laydown and Storage Yard
- Project number 11-00100039 being
reviewed by Mac Carpenter. This is a mi-
nor development order application
submitted by Ebsco Gulf Coast Develop-
ment, Inc. requesting to construct a
laydown and storage yard on 1.1 acres
with a future land use of Neighborhood
Planning Area/Traditional Neighborhood
Development Area. The project is
located on the north side of CR 30A and
identified by parcel numbers) 26-3S-
18-16000-003-0000.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, whenever any board of commis-
sioner 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 meet-
ing 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 au-
thority, 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.per-
son.

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


Please be advised accordingly.

2tc:L December. 22, 29, 2011
919P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2009-CA-002420

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.
F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P.

Plaintiff,

vs.

PATSY MOSELEY, et al.

Defendants,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2010 entered
in Civil Case No.: 2009-CA-002420 of the
Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit in
and for Walton County, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, the clerk will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at www.walton.
realforeclose.com at 11:00 am on the
30th day of January, 2012 the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:

THE VILLAGE IV, A CONDOMINIUM, ALL
AS SET FORTH IN THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM AND THE EXHIBITS
ATTACHED THERETO AND FORMING A
PART THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OF-
FICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2723, PAGES
1430-1505, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
AS MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME, TOGETHER WITH ALL OF ITS AP-
PURTENANCES ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM.
SUBJECT, HOWEVER, TO ALL OF THE
PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM.

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

Dated this 20th day of December,
2011.

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact She-
lia Sims, Chief Deputy Court Administra-
tor, Office of Court Administration kt (850)
595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial
Building, 190 Governmental Center, 5th
Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 at least'7 days
before your,scheduled court appearance,
or immediately upon receiving this notifi-
cation if the time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days. If you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
Ci'RCUljT COURT SEAL)

Publish in: (THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE)

TRIPP SCOTT, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
110 S.E. Sixth St., 15th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone (954) 765-2999
Facsimile (954) 761-8475
11-008754

2tc: Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 920P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 11-CA-00345

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COM-
PANY,

Plaintiff,

vs.

THE GARDENS AT EDEN, LLC,
ALBERT R. DYE and PATRICIA F. DYE

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in this cause, in the Circuit Court for Wal-
ton County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Walton County, Florida:

THE PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 35,
TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 19
WEST, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

BEGIN 1354.49 FEET NORTH 87*49'46"
WEST AND 1408.88 FEET NORTH
08*01'47" EAST OF THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2
SOUTH, RANGE 24 WEST, WHICH SAID
POINT IS THE BEGINNING POINT FOR
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROP-
ERTY OF JAMES EARL BYRD AND
WIFE RUTH L. BYRD; THENCE SOUTH
8403'17" EAST ALONG FENCE 76.03
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8216'58" EAST
ALONG FENCE SOUTH 7420'24" WEST
ALONG FENCE 119.04 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 79'51'24" EAST ALONG
FENCE, 21.53 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
7444'19" EAST ALONG FENCE, 105.51
FEET TO A POINT DESCRIBED IN SAID
BYRD DEED AS POINT B, THENCE
RUN IN A DIRECTION APPROXIMATE-
LY NORTH 6015' EAST, 120 FEET TO
THE POINT DESCRIBED AS POINT
A IN THE JAMES EARL BYRD DEED;
THENCE NORTH 8918'54" EAST, 58.71
FEET ALONG FENCE; THENCE NORTH
83007'34" EAST, 55.68 FEET ALONG
THE FENCE; THENCE SOUTH 8648'52"
EAST, 38.71 FEET ALONG THE FENCE,
THENCE SOUTH 1118'01" WEST, 78.37
FEET ALONG THE FENCE; THENCE
SOUTH 0253'01" EAST, 105.55 FEET
ALONG THE FENCE; THENCE SOUTH
37"32'58" EAST TO THE NORTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF A DEDICATED ROAD;
THENCE RUN SOUTH AND EAST
ALONG SAID ROAD TO ITS POINT OF
INTERSECTION WITH THE DEDICATED


ROAD IN THE PLAT OF EDEN ESTATES;
THENCE ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF SAID ROAD TO THE
RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD #395;
THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE
RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD #395
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

COMMENCE AT THE S.E. CORNER OF


'









PAGE 11-C


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,2011


THE N.E. 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWN-
SHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 19 WEST, WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN N
87-49'46"W, 1354.49 FEET; THENCE
RUN N 8*13'01'E, 1408.92 FEET TO
A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE
EAST R/W LINE OF THE S.R. 395 AND
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
RUN S 83*25'12"E, ALONG AN OLD
FENCE LINE 116.02 FEET; THENCE
S7519'45"E, ALONG FENCE LINE
253.22 FEET; THENCE N1616'08"
E, ALONG OLD FENCE LINE 116.79
FEET; THENCE 8308'52"E, ALONG
OLD FENCE LINE 18.07 FEET; THENCE
SN8502'11"E, ALONG OLD FENCE
LINE 11.31 FEET; THENCE S3"40'46"E,
ALONG OLD FENCE LINE 164.08 FEET;
THENCE S37*32'58"E, 11.64 FEET TO
THE NORTHWESTERLY R/W LINE OF
A GRADED COUNTY ROAD; THENCE
S4235'48"W, 115.56 FEET ALONG
SAID LINE; THENCE S80*40'03"W,
ALONG THE NORTHERLY R/W LINE OF
EDEN DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 540.76
FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT
ON THE EASTERLY R/W LINE OF SR.
395; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG SAID LINE HAVING A RADIUS
OF 1323.24 FEET, A DELTA ANGLE
OF 1332'41", AN ARC DISTANCE OF
312.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, at 11:00 am, Central Time on January
17, 2012 at www.walton.realforeclose.
com
A person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Is/ By: A. Price
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Invoice to:
Todd M. Feldman, Esq.
S201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 2600
601 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
Tel. (305) 679-5700
Fax (305) 679-5710

PLEASE PUBLISH IN THE DeFUNIAK
HERALD
(M0309965.1.)

2tc: Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 921P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 66-2010-CA-001038

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

RONALD WILSON DAUGHERTY A/K/A
RONALD DAUGHERTY, et al
Defendants.

'NOTICE OF ACTION

TOf
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD
WILSON DAUGHERTY AKA RONALD
DAUGHERTY
Last Known Address: 5927 US Highway
331 South, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Attempted Address: 1424 Williams Rd.,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433, 2239 Wil-
liams Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
and, 70'Beris Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433-4848
Current Address: Unknown

RONALD WILSON DAUGHERTY A/K/A
RONALD DAUGHERTY
Last Known Address: 5927 US Highway
331 South, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
Attempted 'Address: 1424 Williams. Rd.,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433, 2239 Wil-
liams Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
and, 70 Bens Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433-4848
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
COMMENCING AT THE NE CORNER OF
THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP
2 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH
89-14'00" WEST, 51.05 FEET TO THE
EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD_
#83; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY, SOUTH 09021'45" WEST, 339.88
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 88*25'30" EAST,
192.62 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0259'30"
WEST, 352.86 FEET; THENCE NORTH
85'31'10" WEST, 230.83 FEET TO THE
EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD
#83; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY, NORTH 09"21'45" EAST, 344.22
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
AND CONTAINING 1.69 ACRES MORE
OR LESS; SAID PARCEL BEING SUB-
JECT TO A 30 FOOT WIDE INGRESS
AND EGRESS TAKEN EVENLY OFF
THE NORTH LINE THEREOF, AND
FURTHER SUBJECT TO ALL RESTRIC-
TIONS, RESERVATIONS, CONFLICTING
EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF
RECORD, IF ANY.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quirid to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson,
PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120,
FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before
January 30 2012, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of
this Notice in the (Please publish in THE
HERALD BREEZE) and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact Shelia
Sims, Chief Deputy Court Administrator,
at 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor,
Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-4400, at
least 7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon receiv-


ing this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voiced impaired, call
711.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 19th day of December, 2011.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ Tanza Beck
As Deputy
(seal)

Publish: (Please publish in The Herald
Breeze)
10-27583

2tc: Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 922P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 66-2009-CA-002425


BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP
FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP,

Plaintiff,
vs.

NELSON, KELLY, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: KELLY NELSON
58 BALLAMORE ROAD
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

GALE L. NELSON A/K/A GALE NEL-
SON
58 BALLAMORE ROAD
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550

AND TO: All persons claiming an interest
by, through, under, or against the afore-
said Defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property located in Wal-
ton County, Florida:

LOT 7, AVALON BEACH ESTATES,
AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 37,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA..

has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to this action, on Green-
spoon Marder, PA., Default Depart-
ment, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose
address is Trade Centre South, Suite
700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and then
file original with the Clerk within 30 days
after the first publication of this notice, or
on or before January 30, 2012, otherwise
a default and a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in there
Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID
COURT on this 19th day of December,
2011.
MARTHA INGLE
As Clerk of said Court
/s/ By: Jacqueline Cross
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Copy furnished to:
A copy of this Notice of Action, complaint
and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-
named Defendant(s) at the last known ad-
dress.
IMPORTANT
'In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act. persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this prodeedina should. no later than
seven (7) days rior. contact the Clerk
of the court's disability coordinator at
M.C. BLANCHARD JUDICIAL CEN-
TER. 190 GOVERNMENTAL CENTER.
5TH FLOOR. PENSACOLA., FL 32502.
8505954400. If hearing or voice impaired.
contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida
Relay System.
(20187.2550/RB)
2tc: Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 923P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.: 66-2009-CA-002462
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,' L.P.
FIK/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P.,
,Plaintiff,
vs.

CAROLINE A. HERMS; CHURCH
STREET VILLAGE.HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION,. INC.; PEOPLES FIRST
COMMUNITY BANK, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CAROLINE A. HERMS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM MAT-
THEW HERMS; WILLIAM MATTHEW
HERMS; UNKNOWN TENANTSS;
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Please publish in
THE HERALD BREEZE)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 15th day of December, 2011, and
entered in Case No. 66-2009-CA-002462,
of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County, Florida,
wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVIC-
ING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff
and CAROLINE A. HERMS, CHURCH
STREET VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC., PEOPLES FIRST
COMMUNITY BANK,UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CAROLINE A. HERMS,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM MAT-
THEW HERMS, WILLIAM MATTHEW
HERMS and UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this
Court shall sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash electronically at www.walton.
realforeclose.com at, 11:00 AM on the
23rd day of February, 2012, the following
described property as set forth in said.Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:

LOT 72, BLOCK C OF CHURCH
STREET VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE(S) 45-45A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Dated this 16th day of December,


2011.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ Tracey Marsh
Deputy Clerk
S(seal)

Submitted by:
Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A.
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale,.Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
09-46116

2tc: Dec. 29,2011; Jan. 5, 2012 925P
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011-CA-0485
UNION STATE BANK

Plaintiff,


a Florida Limited Liability Company,
P.K. SMARTT III, GRAYTON BUSINESS
CENTER OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
By the Clerk of Court
NOTICE is hereby given that the un-
dersigned Martha Ingle, Clerk of Court of
Walton County, Florida, will on the 17th
day of January, 2012 at 11:00 A.M., at
www.walton.realforeclose.com, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, the following
described property:
REAL PROPERTY:

Agent's File No.: 8864
LOT 15, GRAYTON BUSINESS CENTER,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE
6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PERSONAL PROPERTY

All personal property of whatever
character or nature located on the
real property described above, and all
structures and improvements, and all
easements, rights, royalties, mineral,
oil and gas rights and profits, water,
water rights, and water stock, timber
and timber rights and all fixtures at-
tached thereto, and all rents, issues,
proceeds and profits, accruing there-
from, and all gas, steam, electric, water
and other heating, cooling, cooking, re-
frigerating,.lighting, plumbing, ventilat-
ing, irrigating, and power systems, ma-
chines, equipment, appliances, fixtures
and appurtenances, located on the real
property described above, even though
such real property may be detached or
detachable.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in'this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance: Please contact the
ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Clerk
of Courts, Walton County Courthouse,
571 Hwy. 90 East DeFuniak Springs, FL,
32536, Telephone: (850) 892-8115, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
pleading.'lf you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8770.

WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Honorable Court this 16th day of De-
cember, 2011.
Martha Ingle
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: SharlaHall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 926P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
SCASE NO.: 66-2009-CA-000774

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SER-
VICING, L.P.,
Plaintiff, . .. ....
vs.

ROBERT LEE TRENARY; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled cause, in
the Circuit Court of Walton County, Flori-
da, I will sell the property situate in Walton
County; Florida, described as: '

LOT 9, BAYOU LANDING BEING A
PORTION OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP
2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 WEST, WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA ACCORDING TO
PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,
PAGE 29 AND 29A OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, www.walton.realforeclose.
Mrn at 11:00 a.m., on January 17, 2012.

DATED THIS 16th DAY OF DECEM-
BER, 2011.

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

Witness, my hand and seal pf this
court on the 16th day of December, 2011.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff

SIn accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact
the ASA Coordinator no later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceedings. If


hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-
9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN: DeFuniak Springs
Herald

2tc: Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 927P
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

ROCKMAN RECOVERY & TOWING
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
01/13/2012, 09:00 am at 1207B US
.1--U.... 1 nUIUAIIM Q or


Prime Time



programs to



start January 4


HIGHWAY 331 S DEFUNIAKrt r.SPG F
32435-3398, pursuant to subsection The winter Prime Time
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ROCK- Programs" are set to begin
MAN RECOVERY & TOWING reserves
the right to accept or reject any and/or Jan. 4, Wednesday morn-
all bids. .ings, at 10 a.m.- ending

2002 CHEVROLET on March 7, at the Walton
1G1JC524X27194497 County Coastal Branch Li-
ltc: December 29, 2011 brary located at 437 Green-
928P way Trail located in the
NOTICE South Walton Government/
Education Complex on 331
You are hereby notified that the High- Sut in Santa Rosa Bea
way 331 Blue Ribbon Task Force will hold South in Santa Rosa Beach.
its first meeting on Thursday, January 5, On Jan. 4, Richard
2012 at 8:30 a.m. at the Tourist Devel-
opment Council (TDC) Office located at A. Weinstein will present
25777 US Highway 331 South, Santa. "And the Band Played on;
Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The 100th Anniversary of

Please be governed accordingly. the Sinking of the Titanic."
By: Dede Hinote,' Richard is a retired high
Administrative Services Coordinator school-history teacher who

itc: December 29, 2011 is now an adjunct instructor
929P for Stetson University and
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING the University of South Ala-
bama. He became intrigued
The Walton County Planning Commis- w Ti c w e,
sion will hold a public hearing on Thur- ith Titanic while study-
day. January 12. 2012. at the South Wal- ing for his U.S. Merchant
ton County Courthouse Annex located at li
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa marine Captain's license.
,Beach, Florida 32459 beginning at :00 Richard also has an exten-
am, to hear the following items: sive background in military

1.- SAINT RITA CATHOLIC CHURCH history after teaching at the
DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT Project
D ePE 02RhssMarine Corps University at
number 11-031-00002. This is a proposed Marine Corps University at
developer's agreement between Walton HQMC, Quantico, Va.
County and John H. Ricard, as Bishop of On Jan 11 Weinstein will
the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, for On Jan. 11 Weistein wil
the purpose of vesting the development present "Florida' the Sun-
entitlements of St. Rita Catholic Church's
county-approved development plan for a shine State goes to War" and
period of 20 years. Thedevelopment is on "Florida in WWII." He will
9.75 acres, with a future land use of NPA-
infill. The site is at 137 Moll Drive (parcel speak on the enormous im-
number 34-2S-20-33270-030-0000). pact World War II had upon

The Planning Commission will make a Florida. Few states were as
recommendation to the Board of County directly affected militarily
Commissioners regarding these items ei- nThe
their to approve, approve with conditions or economically. The od-
or to deny. Any agenda item that is tabled ernization of Florida dates
will be scheduled for a future Planning
Commission meeting and will not go for- from the rapid changes and
ward to the Board of County Commission- advances which occurred
ers until the Planning Commission makes during the war Richardwill
a recommendation. during the war Richard will
speak on several World War
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida topics that help unfold Wor
Statutes, whenever any board or commis- topics that help unfold infor-
sioner of any state agency or authority, or mation about new military
of any agency or authority of any county base industrial i rove
municipal corporation, or other political bases, industrialimprove-
subdivision, which has scheduled a meet- ments, POWs' in Florida,
ing at which official acts are to be takenricultu l
receives, at least 48 hours prior to the and the agricultural growth
meeting, a written request by a physically and prosperity connected
handicapped person to attend the meet-
ing, directed to the chairperson or director with the war.
of such board, commission, agency or au- On Jan. 18 Dr. David
thority, such chairperson or director shall a. d d
provide a manner by which. such person Ott, composer and conduc-
may attend the meeting at its scheduled tor for the Philharmonic Or-


site or reschedule the. meeting to a site
which would be accessible to such per-
son.

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 proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: Dec. 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 2012 930P

NOTICE OF SALE

YEAR-1994
MAKE-OLDS
VIN#-1G3AG55M1R6431322
DATE OF SALE-JAN. 15, 2012


This auction will be held at Walton C
Recovery 635 Old Jolly Bay Rd on the
listed above commencing at 08:00A
hereby reserve the right to auction th
hide according to the Florida State
utes, Section 713.78 in order to re
Sany and all unpaid charges for town'
storage fees on the above vehicle.
No offers will be taken prior to the d
sale.

itc: December 29,


NOTI'
Chapter
desiring t
fictitious I
tions Phy
Lane Eas
Walton Cc
the said n
rations of
DATE
2011.
OWN
ments, LL
MAILI
Green La
CITY,
32550
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tor


TWICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME LAW

CE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
86R no that the undersirc


chestra of Northwest Flori-
da, along'with Robin Home,
principal flute of the north-
west Florida Symphony, will
present "Morning in Paris."
This will feature music by
Parisian and French com-
posers of the late romantic
era. Ott will share a read-
ing about French composers
from his new book, Notewor-
thy Lives.
On Jan. 25 Muel-
ler's Mandolins, Norm Bol-
din, Wiley Selman, Bob Hill
.along with Coastal Strum-
mers will be presenting a
musical program. Muel-
ler's Mandolins will present
their brand of Blue Grass
and Gospel music. Wiley
Selman will be on the uku-
lele along with The Coastal
Strummers, a local-based
ukulele group formed re-
cently under the tutelage
of Wiley. Joining them will
also be Norm Boldin playing
the clarinet and saxophone.
Bob Hill will make his ap-
pearance with the saw and
autoharp.
In the month of Febru-
ary, they will welcome Dem-
etrius Fuller, music director
and conductor for Sinfonia
Gulf Coast; Susan Leveille
with Emerald Coast Wild-
life Refuge;: Paula Hilton
as director and scriptwriter
with ACT4 Murder; Mark
J. Fisher, licensed attorney;
and Barbara Nowell; novel-
ist and'author of China's
Hope.
Program brochures
will be available at the li-
brary in December and the
schedule will be posted on
the Walton County website
at www.youseemore.com/
walton. All programs begin
at 10: am. Call the library
at (850) 267-2809.


county
e date
M. We
is.ve-
Stat-

g and
g7 Part III

a" -WCI Master Gardeners

2011 "How Does Your



Garden Grow?"
under
nned


ooo.ut, gnax ,ine unu rsigneu
o engage in business under the The Walton County Mas-
name of Garage Storage Solu- ardnr ar r nt
sical address 1492 Island Green ter Gardeners are present-
st, in the city of Miramar Beach, ing the third lecture in a se-
ounty, Florida, intends to register rides for local gardeners. The
lame with the Division of Corpo- es or local gardeners.
the Department of State. subject is invasive species
D this the 26th day of December, and will be presented by
ER'S NAME(S)-Victor Invest- Craig Overstreet and Chuck
LC. Laws
NG ADDRESS-1492 Island Lawsn on Wednesday, Jan.
ne East 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at
STATE, ZIP-Miramar Beach, FL the Coastal Branch Exten-

ER'S SIGNATURE(S)-Larry Vic- sion Office. It is located at
70 Logan Lane in Grayton
December 29, 2011 Beach just north of the


four-way stop off CR- 283.
Light refreshments will
be served and soil testing in-
struction and supplies will
be provided.

This program is open and
free to the community, how-
ever, seating is limited. Call.
Cheryl (850)892-8172 by
Friday, Dec. 30, to reserve
a place, or for more informa-
tion.


Coupon classes at Coastal Branch


Walton County Coastal
Branch Library in Santa
Rosa Beach will offer free
coupon classes with Julie
Kline of Coupon for Dum-
mies. Join Julie for a- free


coupon class designed to
educate people on the tre-
mendous savings we all
have right at our fingertips.
Her goal is to help people
cut their grocery bill in half


or less. This class is free to
the public and will meet in
the community room of the
Coastal Branch Library on
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.
-12 p.m. No registration is


THE PIVOTAL GROUP, LLC,


required. Call Coastal Li-
brary for more information,
(850) 267-2809. The library
is at 437 Greenway Trail,
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Vis-
it the calendar at www.you-
seemore.com/walton


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TDC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dawn Moliterno, TDC members, and their attorney Clay Adkinson engage in discussion at the tourism council's Dec. 13 meeting.


NUMBERS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


ternet and phone by the re-
search firm, revealed that:
five is the typical party size
for tourists; parties spent an
average of $3,500 to $4,000;
90 percent of visitors drove


rather than flew; the aver-
age stay was six nights; that
visitors' most important at-
tributes for a destination
were that it made them feel
comfortable and able to un-


wind; and that 92 percent
planned to return to south
Walton.

In other discussion, Mo-
literno told the board mem-


bers that Gulf Place had
requested being included
as one of the beach commu-
nities listed as being part
of Visit South Walton. She
added that criteria had nev-
er been approved for desig-
nating those communities.
Moliterno offered to look
into that matter and come


back to the council at a fu-
ture meeting with informa-
tion.
TDC council member Su-
zanne Harris brought up
the frequency of TDC/mee -
ings. She was of the'opion
that it would be beneficial/
for council members to'meet
more often than quarterly,


although not as often as
once a month. Council mem-
ber Stephen Hilliard agreed,
saying that this would help
the panel "flesh things out"
better. Harris proposed a
motion to meet every other
month rather than quarter-.
ly. The motion was approved
unanimously.


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


excitement and optimism
about future use of the Kel-
logg property.
"It's a very beautiful
piece of property," she said,
"and I've got some really
great ideas for using it with
our children. So I want to be
very active, if we can come
up with the money."
There is no signage on


the Kellogg property except
for the plaque honoring Pat
and Louis Kellogg, which is
beside the water fountain
near the parking lot. The
property is located on the
north side of Nursery Road,
about half a mile east of the
CR-393/Nursery Road inter-
section and just east of Gar-
den Lane Drive.


TRAILS ON the nature center property run through pine flatwoods connected with the Choctawhatchee Bay. (Photo by
Dotty Nist) I_ ____


Walton Area


Chamber First


Friday Breakfast


January
Kick the year off right.
Get focused and get going at
the First Friday Breakfast
of the Walton Area Cham-
ber of Commerce. Let the
Chamber help make 2012
the best year ever. Topics
will include Hammock Bay
Health and Sports complex,
updates from Col. Sal Nod-
jomian (status of military
cut backs, the good news),
and health and recreation.
There will be good food,


ANOTHER VIEW of
trails on the Kellogg Nature
Center property. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


6

great fellowship and plenty
of ideas on how to achieve
goals for the coming year!
The meeting is Friday, Jan.
6, 2012, from 7:30-9 a.m. at
Hammock Bay Lake Club,
Freeport. Tickets are $7 for
members and $10 for non-
members. Sponsored by
Crystal Beach Development.
To register or for more infor-
mation, call Mitzie at 892-
3191.


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THIS MAP of trails on the Kellogg Nature Center property is featured on the TDC web
site.


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