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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: January 12, 2012
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 106, no. 20 (May 20, 1993)-
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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ARTISTS AND
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People. Places and
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I VOLUME 123 NUMBER 2 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 750 PER COPY


I INSIDE


PUBLIC
WORKSHOP ON
331 BRIDGE
FUNDING
OPTIONS
Sales tax, toll dis-
cussed. 1-C



WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING
Moving forward
on policies for use of
social media. 7-A



WINNING
LOTTERY STORE
REWARDS
EMPLOYEES
Ritz employees
share bonus. 12-A



EXTENSION
SERVICE
WELCOMES
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Handling stock
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School assembly
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nior and teams. 7-B


Bay County deputies

arrest couple in

connection with

DFS bank robbery


By REID TUCKER
The Panama City Beach
couple arrested in connec-
tion with last Wednesday's
robbery of People's National
Bank in DeFuniak Springs
pled not guilty to an at-
tempted bank robbery in
Mexico Beach.
The suspects, Samuel
Paul Wadsworth, 39, and
girlfriend Rachel Wingate,
45, both of Panama City
Beach, were arrested by
Bay County Sheriffs Depu-
ties on Friday, Jan. 6, three
days after robbing the De-
Funiak Springs bank, locat-
ed at 1452 U.S. 331 South.
The pair eluded Walton
County, lawmen and De-
Funiak Springs Police, flee-
ing the DeFuniak area "long
before police arrived on the
scene," said Capt. Mike Lol-
ley of the DFSPD.
An official news release
said Bay County investiga-
tors questioned Wadsworth
and Wingate after the ar-
rest Friday, at which time
they admitted involvement
in three separate crimes
over the course of the past
few weeks. The first, an at-
tempted robbery of a Do-
than, Ala., food store on
Dec. 30 was followed by an
unsuccessful bank robbery
attempt in Mexico Beach on
Jan. 3, with the robbery of
People's National Bank in
DeFuniak Springs occurring
just a day later.
According to a media
release from the Walton
County Sheriffs Office,
Wadsworth entered People's
National Bank in DeFuniak
Springs at 10:35 a.m., and
presented a note demanding
money. Though no weapon
was shown, the report does
say the suspect mentioned
having one. Video footage
taken from the bank's secu-
rity clearly showed the sus-
pect, a middle-aged white


male wearing a black and
gray sweatshirt with verti-
cal stripes, a black baseball
cap and white sneakers.
Wadsworth then allegedly
left the bank on foot with
an undisclosed amount of
money, heading in the di-
rection of Bob Sikes Road.
During the hours immedi-
ately following the robbery,
DFSPD and Walton County
Sheriffs deputies cordoned
off the parking lot of nearby
Walmart, prohibiting entry
and checking the trunks of
all those leaving the parking
lot. The store was,reopened
several hours later with no
sign of the suspect.
The official release from
Bay County showed that
Wadsworth became a sus-
pect in the alleged robbery
after investigators days later
received a tip that someone
saw Wadsworth paying off
debts using large amounts
of cash.


IMAGES TAKEN from a security camera at People's Na-
tional Bank show the suspect exiting the bank. (Photo cour-
tesy of the DeFuniak Springs Police Department)


In addition to being
charged with the robberies,
Wadsworth, who Lolley said
recently moved to Panama
City Beach from Dothan,
was also charged with fail-
ure to register in Bay County


as a sex offender, as the in-
vestigation also revealed he
is registered as such in Ala-
bama. Wingate was charged
with principal accessory to a
See ROBBERY 11-A


THE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL BANK in DeFuniak Springs was robbed at 10:35 a.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 4. The suspect allegedly fled the area before police arrived on the scene,
making away with an undisclosed amount of money. Two days later, a Panama City Beach
man and woman were arrested in connection with the robbery and later admitted to in-
volvement in a string of attempted robberies. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


DFS City Council
sets date for city
manager
interviews

Sign

ordinance

given

go-ahead

By REID TUCKER
The DeFuniak Springs
City Council voted unani-
mously to advertise Jan. 23
as the date of adoption of
the proposed revision-heavy
sign ordinance.
That 5-0 vote, one of sev-
eral on the evening of Jan. 9,
came before a packed crowd
at City Hall, as the busi-
ness owners whose input
helped craft the revised or-
dinance turned out in force
as a show of support. The
new ordinance is basically
restriction-free (aside from
compliance with state laws)
and it does away with most
if not all the complicated
rules and regulations of the
previous ordinance, which
has been in effect since 2009,
while still leaving intact
provisions to ensure traffic
safety, safe installation and
proper maintenance. Almost
every other facet of the old
ordinance, barring a late re-
inclusion of requirements for
a permitting process and the
associated fines, was altered
in some way or removed in
favor of streamlining and
simplifying the ordinance as
a whole.
However, while the coun-
cilmen did vote unanimously
in favor of moving forward
with the new ordinance,
the sudden freedom from
most restrictions on signage
was a matter of concern for
some.
"I am in favor of probably
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Chamber members hear about real estate,


county parks and Eglin financial restraints

By BEN GRAFTON
The Walton Area Cham-
ber of Commerce held its 7
a.m. First Friday Breakfast .
meeting in the Lake Club
House of Hammock Bay
where the attendees enjoyed
breakfast catered by Ham-
mock Bay. Crystal Beach
Development sponsored the
program. t
Gina Walker, of the Ham-
mock Bay staff, said devel-
oper Jay Odom regretted
not being there to welcome
the attendees, but he had
become very sick and was
on his way to his doctor.
Walker went on to say
that building activity is now
moving "...fast and furi-
ously..." at Hammock Bay.
She said the economy made .
things slow for awhile, but
for herself, since January .
last year, not including what
the other realtors here have
done, 22 properties have
been sold. She said that it
is exciting because this is


See CHAMBER 12-A


SHANE SUPPLE, Recreation Director of Freeport/Walton County, addressed the Walton Area Chamber First Friday
Breakfast participant at Hammock Bay. (Photo by Laura Burrough, Marketing Director Crystal Beach Development)








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Extension service


welcomes new agent


THE DeFLNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
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By JEFFREY POWELL
The Walton County Uni-
versity of Florida Exten-
sion Service is happy to an-
nounce the addition of new
agent Mindy Hittle-McNair
to their team. Hittle-Mc-
Nair started her new job in
December and has hit the
ground running.
"My plan is to be acces-
sible to anyone concerned
with the health and welfare
of stock and crop manage-
ment in Walton County,"
Hittle-McNair said enthu-
siastically. "I have many
years invested in my educa-
tion. Now it is time to put
that education to work. I am
very happy the Extension


Service has shown the confi-
dence in me to do just that."
Hittle-McNairs passion
for all things agricultural
comes naturally as she was
raised in Kansas on her
family's ranch/farm. She re-
alized from an early age she
wanted to be a part of that
lifestyle and credits her up-
bringing with beliefs in tra-
ditional family values and a
strong work ethic as her mo-
tivation. She has also spent
a great deal of time on her
education. Her academic
accolades include a B.S. in
Agribusiness/Agronomy and
a B.S. in Agricultural Edu-
cation from Oklahoma State
University. Hittle-McNair
also holds a M.S. in Animal


Science from Auburn Uni-
versity.
"I am very excited to be
a part of this organization.
Hittle-McNair said. -This
opportunity will allow me to
educate livestock and crop
producers in Walton County
with science based educa-
tional programs."
"Mindy is a real self-start-
er and that will be a positive
thing for the Extension Ser-
vice," said Extension Service
Director Mike Goodchild.
"We are very happy to have
her here and I am confident
she will meet the needs of lo-
cal farmers and ranchers."
Hittle-McNair can be
reached by calling (850) 892-
8172.


WALTON COUNTY University of Florida Extension Service Agent Mindy Hittle-McNair
is on the job and ready to help area ranchers and farmers. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


Pancake breakfast sponsored

by Dogs R Us 4-H Club


Dogs R Us 4-H Club
is sponsoring a pancake
breakfast on Saturday, Jan.
21, from 7 10 a.m. The
breakfast will be at Walton
County Extension Office,
732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak
Springs. Breakfast plates
offer a choice of pancakes
or eggs, plus sausage, and
a choice of milk, coffee, or
cocoa. Price per plate is $6


Meals in

a snap

Are youtired of the same
old thing for dinner? Do
you get home after a long
day only to discover that
you don't feel like cooking
and that you have nothing
to make for a quick din-
ner? The'Walton County
Health Department and the
University of Florida IFAS
Extension are working to-
gether to offer interactive
and tasty cooking demon-
stration classes. The cost
is $5 per class or $20 for the
series. Classes will meet
the second Tuesday of ev-
ery month January through
June from 6 7 p.m. at the
Walton County Extension
office, 732 N. 9th Street, De-
Funiak Springs. Topics are
as follows:
Feb. 14 Sizzling Stir
Fry
March 13 Super-Packed
Salads
April 10 Quick and Easy
Casserole
May 8 Mexican Fiesta
June 12 Perfect Pizza
Party
For more information
or to register, call Kendra
Zamojski at (850) 892-8172.


for ages 15 and older, $3
for ages five through 14. All
proceeds go to benefit South-
eastern Guidedogs. Every-


one is invited to attend and
help them provide mobility
to a blind person through a
guide dog.


DFS Planning


Board meets


By ALICIA LEONARD
The DeFuniak Springs
Planning Board met at their
regularly scheduled time on
Jan.3, 2012.
Their first bit of busi-
ness was to approve unani-
mously previous board min-
utes from the last planning
board meeting held on Sept.
6, 2011.
Next the board heard rec-
ommendations on a request
by Nevin and Sharla Dur-
den to construct a 15 foot
by 24 foot. accessory struc-
ture (garage) that would en-
croach into a required front
yard by 25 feet.
Board members discussed
that letters to neighbors re-


questing feedback on future
changes in their neighbor-
hoods might be sent out be-
fore recommendations are
sent to the City Council, in
order to get more informa-
tion about the cases that
come before them. ..
Staff responded,to ques-
tions by city attorney Clay
Adkinson and said they had
received no objections to the
structure from other citi-
zens.
The board then moved to
unanimously recommend
approval for the project to
the City Council at the next
meeting following public no-
tice which will be Feb. 13,
2012.


Student charged with aggravated

battery on a law enforcement officer


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office is currently in-
vestigating an aggravated
battery on a law enforce-
ment officer after a deputy
was attacked by a student
at Walton Academy, a char-
ter school operated by Rad-
er Group, Inc. in DeFuniak
Springs. The incident oc-
curred when a physical al-
tercation ensued between
students and when the dep-
uty intervened the suspect
struck the deputy several
times and attempted to gain
control of his police baton
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"Horse Whispering" not

just in the movies any more


Submitted by
TONIA SHATZEL, DVM
There was a time when
taming horses came as nat-
urally to horse owners as
breathing. Native Ameri-
cans lacked fences and were
often living a nomadic life-
style, which meant they
needed their horses to be
their partners: they needed
them to come at a whistle, to
stay close to camp, and to be
ridden at a moment's notice
with no saddle and no more
than a rawhide string in the
horse's mouth for control.
Cowboys had a similar need
from their partners, and
often a similar way of com-
municating with them. But
the industrial revolution
changed everything: horses
were now used as a trans-
portation commodity in a
busy and hectic lifestyle,
and then, eventually, used
for entertainment more
than for survival.
With this change, the old
ways were lost. People didn't
have the time to spend with
their horses, and became
less and less connected
with them. They lost their


connection with animals
and nature in general, and
these days, many people are
taught to treat their horses
like they are big dogs, domi-
nating and man-handling
them, often with disastrous
results for both horse and
rider.
Enter Parelli Natu-
ral Horsemanship
(PNH). Founded over 20
years ago by Pat Parelli,
PNH creates a new approach
to horsemanship, using an-
cient techniques. Based on
the principal that horses
are prey animals and that
humans are actually preda-
tors, horse owners who study
PNH and other natural
horsemanship techniques
now have a completely dif-
ferent perspective about
why fheir horses behave the
way they do.
"Horses and other prey
animals, like zebras and
deer, are born skeptics," says
certified Parelli instructor,
Pete Rodda. "While we hu-
mans think in a direct line,
focused on where we are
headed and what we want
to accomplish, horses zig
zag, stop, pause, and even


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Grit & Grace

extends invitation


For those interested in
performing in the 2012 pro-
duction of Grit & Grace, you
are cordially invited to come
to the Chautauqua Hall of
Brotherhood, in DeFuniak
Springs at 4 p.m., Jan. 21.
This year's playwright/di-


rector, Nancy Hasty will be
on hand to audition future
cast members. This year's
production, "Life at the
Landings," once again will
take stories from the com-
munity and bring it to life
on the stage, July 18-21 at
Walton High School.


turn around before they get
where they are going. They
feel like everything is a pos-
sible ambush, and are con-
stantly on the lookout for
lions, wolves, or anything
that could be a possible
threat." This "prey animal
point of view" can cause
horses to be frightened and
nervous, which in turn can
cause them to not respond
to commands, or to even
spook or run away, accord-
ing to Rodda. Owners often
interpret this behavior as
willful disrespect and dis-
obedience, and that's where
trouble starts.
"The Parelli philosophy is
based on 'Love, Language,
and Leadership' in equal
proportions. You have to
treat your horse with kind-
ness and understanding,
that's the 'Love' part. But if
you don't have a way to com-
municate, a language that
the horse understands, you
are dead in the water. Final-
ly, in a herd, there's a lead
mare and a stallion, both
filling leadership roles. This
creates strength and unity
in the herd. PNH basically
teaches the human how to
create a herd of 'two' with
their horse," said Rodda.
Rodda's "herd of two" is
with his Cutting-bred Quar-
ter Horse mare, "River."
Rodda is able to ride and
control River with no bridle,
saddle, lead rope, or halter.
His nickname, "Dancing
Pete" is based on his smooth
moves on the ground, in
which his halterless horse
appears to dance with Pete
in choreographed moves
around the arena, using a
language that is so subtle
that it appears that the two
can read each other's minds.
However, Pete points out
that this level of partner-
ship comes with years of
experience and study, and
isn't something to expect to
achieve in two days.
"We hope to accomplish
two things at Alaqua Ani-
mal Refuge in January,"
said Rodda. "First, we'd like
to educate as many local
owners as possible on the
techniques and philosophy
of Parelli Natural Horse-
manship, helping them to
create a relationship with
their horse that is fun, ful-
filling, and most of all, safe.
Second, we also plan to em-
power the staff and volun-
teers at Alaqua Animal Ref-
uge with resources to help
them to rehabilitate and
safely handle abused horses
so they can get them ready
to go to new homes."
The Natural Horseman-
ship Clinic is January 21
and 22, at Alaqua Animal
Refuge in Freeport. Private
lessons of all levels and au-
dit seats are also available.
For more information about
the clinic or about horses in
need of adopting at Alaqua,
contact Samantha Graves
at Alaqua Animal Refuge
at (850) 855-4119, or info@
aarflorida.com, or by search-
ing "Dancing Pete Rodda"
on Facebook.


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Editorial Comment
Bridges, signs and public interest
By BRUCE COLLIER
I can always tell when issues have seized the public's
imagination. Last week we ran an article about the pos-
sibility of gambling being expanded in the state and into
this area. We have received a lengthy and detailed letter
on the subject this week. The task force convened to look
at funding options for the U.S. 331 bridge widening held a
workshop. We have received a lengthy and detailed letter
about that this week as well.
The winner, however, has to be Planning Director Greg
Scovillle's really lengthy and detailed letter on the city of
DeFuniak Springs' proposed changes to the sign ordinance.
I haven't seen the like of it since the heyday of the DeFuniak
Springs crematorium wars. We had to cut down extra trees
for the pages to accommodate it.
All the letters make the same point, by a different route.
These are issues that will have longterm consequences, to
our checkbooks, safety and quality of life. Money (yours and
mine) is at the root of all of them, yet the meetings where
these decisions are being made are reportedly not well-at-
tended. If it's because of the inconvenient times they are
scheduled, as some say it is, that needs to be fixed. I don't
necessarily agree that that is intentional, the better to slip
things by the public, but it certainly can be made to look
that way. And in politics, as the G.O.P. hopefuls will tell
you, appearance is everything.
Read these letters. Write your own responses. Do it fast,
before I finally get around to imposing that word-limit I've
been contemplating....


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY. JANUARY 12.2012


LETER0O TE EITO


Editor:
Writing to the Editor of the local newspaper is not some-
thing I normally do. But in the case of the City of DeFuniak
Springs sign regulations and the proposed changes, I am
compelled to try to help educate the general public and
address the perceived misconceptions floating around the
community and expressed in various letters appearing in
the Herald over the past several months. This letter is a bit
lengthy, but I hope you will see the importance of publish-
ing it in its entirety.
Twenty years ago in 1991, the City adopted Ordinance
No. 581 (Sign Regulations). This ordinance was amended
six times by 1994. In 2007, 16 years after the initial adop-
tion, the City Council authorized its staff to amend the sign
regulations again. Between 2007 and 2009, a number of ad-
vertised public workshops with citizens and business com-
munity leaders were held. Additionally, the City Council
appointed a committee consisting of three business people:
Art Dees, Greg Lathinghouse, Aaron Bradshaw, and city
staff, to take the recommendations gathered from the
workshops and craft amendments to the sign ordinance.
The current sign regulations (Ordinance No. 777) are the
result of that cooperative community effort. There have
been three amendments to correct scrivener's errors, al-
low sports team sponsor's signs in'public parks and allow a
real estate sign to be placed on permanent, on-premise sign
structures.
Since the adoption of the current regulations, there have
only been two variances requested; one was for a second
ground sign where the property was just under the re-
quired size for a second sign. Approved over two years ago,
the sign is yet to be erected. The second variance was for an
off premise (billboard) sign and a permit for the billboard
was issued in October 2011. As of the date of this letter, it
has yet to be erected. This speaks well of the current sign
ordinance.
It should be noted that the sign regulations (Ordinance
# 777) did not require any business to remove or change its
signage. Additionally, Ordinance # 777 accomplished the
following:
S Included significant free speech and constitutional
case law citations to strengthen the ordinance against friv-
olous lawsuits;
S Provided a comprehensive set of definitions;
S Increased the allowable sign area from 64 square
feet to 64 square feet plus a percentage of additional sign
area based on the facade size of the store or business;
S Increased the number of ground signs for larger
lots with more than one street frontage;
S Clarified the rules for multi-tenant buildings;
S Provided for the substitution of non-commercial
speech for commercial speech on signs;
S Eliminated the permit requirement for changing
the sign face on an existing sign;
Provided for the use of LED-type signs;
Liberalized the non-conforming sign provisions;
S Simplified the calculations for determining allow-
able sign area in the C-1, C-2 and I districts;
S Simplified the temporary sign (banner) permit pro-
cess and allowed balloons and pennants;
S Provided for additional exemptions from permits;
S Provided for recognition of Constitutional rights of
free speech;
Provided for recognition of the inherent beauty and aes-
thetics of the City.
Of course, there were a few new restrictions, but these
new restrictions did not negatively affect any existing busi-
ness nor require any change to, or removal of, any sign.
These changes were intended to simplify the rules and
make them consistent across the commercial and industrial
zoning districts and level the playing field for the small-
er, "Mom and Pop" businesses with the larger, corporate
chains. These changes are:
*A Reduction of the allowable square footage- of NEW
(emphasis added) signs in the C-2 and I districts from a
maximum of 1,000 square feet to 500 square feet;
*A reduction of the allowable height of NEW (emphasis
added) ground signs from 40 feet to 20 feet;
A reduction of the allowable square footage of NEW
(emphasis added) off-premises (billboard) signs from 200
square feet to 100 square feet (except along the I-10 cor-
ridor).
As a public servant, it has been and continues to be my
goal to engage our community in the process of amending
the sign regulations for the benefit of all and the better-
ment of the community, not to encourage divisiveness with-
in the community. If there are sections of the code needing
modification to address concerns that may not have been
expressed during the aforementioned 2007-09 workshops,
then that is what needs to be done. But to gut the entire
code of the zoning requirements seems to me to be overkill.
But that is exactly what is being proposed and the citizens
who value the appearance of the city need to be aware of
pending changes that may adversely affect the community
at large. Let me explain how this is happening.


In July 2011, with the consensus of City Council, Mr.
Dees sent out an e-mail to a number of business owners
indicating that there would be a meeting of the "DFS Sign
Ordinance Committee" and that the meeting would "be a
unique meeting with only input from the business com-
munity and the community at large." It is not clear if this
was the same committee previously appointed by the City
Council or who formed this "new" committee (or who ap-
pointed members) if it was not the same, but it appears that
the e-mail was addressed only to certain business owners
and that city staff input was not invited, though the e-mail
states, "We will consider each section of the current sign
ordinance line by line and get agree/disagree [sic] from the
audience of businesses and citizens" and that City Council
members were invited. Additionally, Mr. Dees has stated
to me that he had personally gone to local businesses to in-
form them of the meeting and was sure he had announced
the meeting on the air.
This point is being made to emphasize that it is ques-
tionable whether the general public really had much say in
what resulted and that no city staff input was heard. Fol-
lowing is an outline of some the proposed changes, based
on a review of the committee's initial work and potential
unintended consequences and adverse impacts that do not
appear to have been given much, if any, thought.
To be Removed:
*"Minimize the possible adverse effects of signs on near-
by public and private property;
Lessen the visual clutter that may otherwise be caused
by the proliferation, improper placement, illumination, ani-
mation, excessive height, and excessive size (area) of signs
which compete for the attention of pedestrian and vehicu-
lar traffic;
Establish sign size in relationship to the scale of the lot
and building on which the sign is to be placed or to which it
pertains;
*Preclude signs from conflicting with the principal per-
mitted use of the site and adjoining sites;
*Preserve, conserve, protect and enhance the aesthetic
quality and scenic beauty of all districts of the city;
Protect property values by precluding, to the maximum
extent possible, sign types that create a nuisance to the oc-
cupancy or use of other properties as result of their size,
height, illumination, brightness or movement;
Protect property values by ensuring that sign types, as
well as the number of signs, are in harmony with buildings,
neighborhoods and conforming signs in the area;
Regulate the appearance and design of signs in a man-
ner that promotes and enhances the beautification of the
city and that complements the natural surroundings in rec-
ognition of the city's reliance on its natural surroundings
and beautification efforts in retaining an economic advan-
tage for its historic community, as well as for its major sub-
divisions, shopping centers and industrial parks."
It is hard for me to believe that any citizen who lives in
this community would be in favor of removing protections
to their neighborhoods and property values or the removal
of provisions for the protection of the natural and scenic
beauty of the community. But that is exactly what is being
proposed.
Also to be removed:
The guarantee for the substitution of non-commercial
speech for commercial speech.
It is mystery to me that anyone would think that the city
would have the authority to abridge the right of an individ-
ual's freedom of speech. This places a precarious liability on
the city.
All references to case law in the preamble to Ordinance
#777 that supported the legal and constitutional regulation
of signs.
SAll regulation of off-premise signs. Shockingly, this
means that any quantity of billboards of any size and
height can now be located facing a school, church, public
park, playground, civic building or cemetery (located on the
same street). Regulation of off-premises signs has been in
the code since 1991. Additionally, new billboards may pop
up where you least expect since the 1,000 foot spacing re-
quirement will be abolished. This means that the number
of billboards within the city could be unlimited. If you are a
business owner, a competitor will possibly be able to erect a
billboard advertising his business on property next door to
your business.
*All regulation of LED-type signs. In a worst case sce-
nario, this means that many business signs and billboards
will opt for the brightly flashing and moving lights to get
your attention as you are driving by. LED signs may also be
located on building walls and roofs, advertising any and ev-
erything (sold on-premise or elsewhere), giving our historic
city the animated and commercial flash of Las Vegas!
*Most people might agree that the flag of the United
States should be displayed with reverence. Now, U.S. flags
will be able to be used for irreverent commercial attention-
getting props because all restraint in their use has been
removed from the regulations. While the city never has re-
quired anyone to remove a U.S. flag nor is it anticipated


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that the city would do so, the regulation of the number of
flags was intended to keep the use of flags at the "reverence
level" and not used as garish marketing tools.
All regulation of Election signs. As proposed, these signs
can be erected all year, for years upon years, regardless
of when an election is held. Many times, local candidates
re-use their election signs, so this may not be too much of
an issue, but some state and national election signs will
be placed long before an election takes place and in many
cases, don't come down, ever, until they fall down. That will
add so much visual interest to our city.
*All regulation of temporary real estate signs. Current-
ly, these signs are required to be removed upon the closing
of the sale or lease. As proposed, any number and any size
of signs may remain in place indefinitely. It is probably in
the best interest of anyone selling property to remove a sign
upon the closing because a potential buyer won't be able to
distinguish what is' really for sale and what has already
sold and is just a leftover sign from that sale.
SAll regulation of temporary (banner-type) signs. In this
situation, everyone will have a banner competing for atten-
tion as there are no size or quantity restrictions. Even with
the current regulations limiting display of such signs to 14
days per display period, these signs deteriorate rapidly in
the weather, so as these signs proliferate, so will the run-
down, deteriorated look as they remain in place indefinite-
ly.
*In residential districts, non-conforming uses will be
able to erect any size and number of signs desired. This
may have a negative effect on adjacent residential property
values, not to mention the nuisance such signs may cause
due to their proximity to residences.
Currently, multi-tenant shopping centers and multi-
building office complexes have a common ground sign and
individual signs on the store or building front. As proposed,
each business will now be able to erect individual ground
signs. This will create a hodge-podge of various signs; where
there was one, now there will be many of all sizes, heights
and quantity competing for attention. It is hard to see how
this will help businesses and not create difficulty for the
customer in finding a particular business.
*All regulation of commercial district on-premise signs.
Any quantity, any size, anything goes. There is no restraint
in the proposed ordinance. The bigger, the more, the bet-
ter. One business erects 5 signs of 500 square feet each, a
competitor or adjacent business will put up 10 signs 1,000
square feet each. The sky's the limit on this one. Also, a
neighboring business can sell or lease advertising space to
your competitor! So where there were one to three signs per
business, now there can be any number, any size, and any
height.
*All regulation of currently non-conforming signs. This
will allow any sign that would have normally been found to
be out of compliance under certain circumstances to remain
indefinitely. These are signs that have been abandoned or
signs that would be removed or brought into compliance
when is the property is redeveloped.
Elimination of the minimum 20-foot distance for the vi-
sion triangle at intersections and driveways which could be
dangerous if a sign blocks the views at an intersection.
Elimination of sign permit application review. This will
remove all review of a sign application to determine if it
complies with zoning requirements and whether the sign
permit application is complete before the Building Depart-
ment issues a permit.
However, on Monday, Jan. 2, (a holiday) the sign com-
mittee again met and added back in the requirements for a
building permit.
In conclusion, it is imperative that residents and citizens
who care about the appearance of their neighborhoods,
their property values and the uniqueness of the city as a
whole, voice their desire for a sign ordinance that balances
the needs, and wants of the business community with the
needs and desires of the residents. The very idea that signs
will be self-regulated as has been stated by a sign commit-
tee member is overly optimistic and naive. Without a modi-
cum of regulation to keep the sign "playing field" level, the
city of DeFuniak Springs will lose its unique appearance. It
will look just like some of its close-by neighbors and many
other places across the country where the bewildering ar-
ray of errant signs makes it more difficult for the motoring
public to safely navigate, where the sheer quantity of visual
distractions inhibits a driver's ability to find a business is
located and where the "character of place" or "genus loci" is
so mundane and trashed no one wants to shop there. Mere-
ly requiring a building permit will not assure the unique
character of the city remains intact.
So please contact your City Council member, attend the
public hearing (scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23, 2012), and
participate in the discussion on this very important issue.
Once any sign is erected under the proposed changes, it
may very well be there a long time.
Sincerely.
Gregory L. Scoville, AICP
City of DeFuniak Springs Planning Director


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Walton County School Board meets at new time


By ALICIA LEONARD

The Walton County
School Board met at their
new morning time for regu-
larly scheduled board meet-
ings on Jan. 10, 2012.
Pat McDaniel from the
Panhandle Area Consor-
tium (PAC) addressed the
board first. "I wanted to con-
gratulate you on your school
scores, I see you are leading
the state, and I wanted to
congratulate you on that."
He continued that he was
proud that Walton would
be approving a contract be-
tween the Walton School
system and PAC to receive
funds for students from a
STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math-
ematics) grant for $4.5 mil-


lion that had been awarded
to area PAC schools to help
pick out and steer students
interested in those areas to
receive the tools and funds
needed to pursue educa-
tions in those areas of study.
"That's what this STEM is
all about. We motivate them
and let them dream and pur-
sue their dreams through
the STEM program."
The board then moved to
unanimously approve the
agenda before them and
adopt the minutes from the
Dec. 6 meeting. There were
no public comments when
the board called for them
and they moved onto the
next items before them.
The board then moved
to approve all items under
the consent agenda before


them. Board member Mil-
dred Wilkerson then made a
comment that she wanted to
make sure that no students
who had been suspended
were allowed to participate
in extracurricular activities
as she had been concerned
that the year prior a group
of students were allowed
to participate that were at
the time under suspension.
Walton County School Su-
perintendent Carlene An-
derson reassured Wilkerson
that she would consult with
school principals to make
sure this didn't happen and
if board members or prin-
cipals were aware of any
student that should not be
allowed to participate in ex-
tracurricular activities that
comes for approval before


the board, she requested
that it be brought to her at-
tention as soon as possible.
The action agenda come
before the board. The board
moved unanimously to ap-
prove to advertise notice of
rule development and notice
of intent to adopt the poli-
cies and procedures for the
pedagogical usage of social
media outlets in Walton
County schools. They then
moved to approve the lowest
and most responsive bid for
stadium bleachers for Em-
erald Coast Middle School
(ECMS). The approv-
al of bids for band instru-
ments for ECMS was tabled
until the next meeting on
Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. due to ven-
dors' names and amounts
needing to be specified in
the motion for approval and


the board did not have that
information in front of them
at this meeting. The bids for
both were opened on Jan. 5.
2012.
The board then moved
to approve the 2012-2013
school calendar committee
and board member Mark
Davis was appointed to
serve on the committee as
well. The board then unani-
mously approved five stu-
dent expulsions.
The board then approved
unanimously to approve
travel for three board mem-
bers to attend the 25th An-
nual Legislator Day spon-
sored by the Florida School
Board Association from Jan.
25-27 in Tallahassee. Board
members Dennis Wallace,
Faye Leddon and Sharon
Roberts will attend.


Next. board member Faye
Leddon questioned why a
new fleet vehicle the school
had purchased had not had
a quote solicited from a lo-
cal car dealership. "I think
we should try and keep
business in Walton County
if possible." Anderson re-
sponded that all dealerships
in the area were welcome to
submit a quote on the vehi-
cle purchase. The purchase
for the vehicle was previous-
ly budgeted and the hybrid
vehicle purchase price was
$24,500.

The next board meeting
will be a second specially
scheduled meeting on Jan.
24 at 5 p.m. To learn more
about the WCSB, agendas
and minutes go to www.wal-
ton.kl2.fl.us/board/.


I COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THE CHAUTAUQUA QUILTERS GUILD will hold its next quilt show. "Quilting in
the Sunshine"- Feb.17 and 18. The show will include an Opportunity Quilt, antique quilt
display, several vendors, classes, door prizes, and more. This show will be held at the
DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 N. 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL, from
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Admission will be $2 for adults. Children 12 and under are
admitted free. The Chautauqua Quilters Guild holds regular meetings from 9 a.m. until 11
a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays in the months of January-October. November and
December meetings will be held only on the second Monday. The regular meeting place
is at the Walton County UF/ IFAS Extension Building at 732 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak
Springs. Each year the guild chooses a community project.
Currently the guild has around 30 members, but encourages other interested men and
women to join. Individuals interested in joining this group are invited to attend the meet-
ings. Beginners are welcome. For more information contact Lesa Harrison at (850) 892-
7249, (850) 585-2796, or on email Lesah51@yahoo.com.


LESC Calendar of Events January 16- 20


Monday, Jan. 16 Senior
Center closed in observance
of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day.
Tuesday, Jan.17 Yoga
with June at 8:30 a.m.; Line
dancing at noon; Bingo at
lp.m; Wii Bowling at 1p.m.;
Zumba at 6:30 p.m., and
Amateur Radio Club "Tech
Nite" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18 -


Zumba for seniors at 9:30
a.m.; Canasta players at 10
a.m.; Wii Bowling practice at
1 p.m. instruction as well.
January Birthday Party cel-
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celebrate your birthday, or
help someone else celebrate
theirs.
Thursday, Jan. 19 -
Bridge Players at 6 p.m,
Amateur Radio Club "Test


Nite" at 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 13 Zum-
ba for seniors at 9:30 a.m.;
Walton County Art League
in to paint at 9 a.m., and Pi-
nochle play at 1p.m.
Life Enrichment Senior
Center, 312 College Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435, or (850)892-8746, or
seniorcenter@co.walton.
fl.us


Florida DOH appoints new


administrator to WCHD


The Florida Department
of Health (DOH) announces
the appointment of Holly B.
Holt, R.N., BSN, MSM as
the new Administrator of
the Walton County Health
Department (WCHD) effec-
tive Friday, Jan. 6. Her ap-
pointment was confirmed by
the Walton County Board of
County Commissioners on
Tuesday, Dec. 13.
"I am pleased to have Mrs.
Holt lead the Walton Coun-
ty Health Department," said
Michael Sentman, assistant
deputy secretary for Health.
"Mrs. Holt brings a combi-
nation of years of leadership
and health experience as
well as a passion to address
the public health needs of
the community stakehold-
ers she serves."
Holt has had a 13 year
career in Public Health in
Florida. She has been the


Other work experience in-
cludes Family Home Health
Administrator for four years;
LPN and Nursing Assistant
Instructor; Utilization Re-
view and Social Services
Manager; and Case Man-
ager and Case Reviewer.
"I am delighted to accept
this opportunity to serve the
people of Walton County,"
said Holt. "I look forward
to working with the Walton
County Health Department
staff, Walton Board of Coun-
HOLT ty Commissioners and our
many community partners
in fulfilling the WCHD mis-
Holmes County Health De- sion to promote, protect and
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I love Alabama football. I
love it because my dad loves
it, and his dad loved it. Be-
cause I spent loud, scream-
ing, $8-slice-of-pizza, right
behind the goal post, "did
you see that!" days at Bry-
ant-Denny Stadium in Tus-
caloosa. Because a woman
cannot look more like a lady
than in crimson red lipstick
and a strand of pearls. Be-
cause there is nothing like
homecoming weekend on the
quad with the Million Dol-
lar Band and Big Al and the
aptly colored red Solo cup.
Because there is something
about saying, "I go for Ala-
bama." Because the game is
beautiful, simple as that.
This past week I watched


"Working together as
one, to improve a
community for all."


the University of Alabama
shut out LSU in the BCS Na-
tional Championship game,
21-0. LSU's only other shut-
out was- 10 years ago by, you
guessed it, Alabama. Sports
writer Bill Vilona wrote of
the game, "With the Crim-
son Tide defense pronounc-
ing itself as one of best in
the school's tradition-rich
history, Alabama controlled
the game from the opening
series. How rock-solid
was Alabama? Consider a
few items: No turnovers, one
penalty for five yards and
only three punts that gener-
ated a net of one return yard
from LSU."
With an indisputable
win, I reveled in the quiet


r a team.


- .-.,iabama
rivals. No acebook status
that read. "What a maul-
ing!" Why boast, when num-
bers do it so absolutely? Of
course, an embellishment of
red lipstick and pearls the
next day for emphasis never
hurt.
Always, on the next -day
is the look in the eyes of a
defeated player or fan, a
look that is no stranger to
the winning side. That look
is universal. We have all
worn it, and will wear it
again. But for now, we en-
joy the win, the day, the mo-
ment that makes up for the
loss, that honors the effort.
that confirms the legacy.
I love the game for what it
gives to people-unity, spir-
it, plain old-fashioned fun. I
love it because my son looks
so good in red and says clear
as a bell, "Go Alabama! Roll
Tide!"-simple as that.


We need your help!
Working together as one to
improve a community for all.

The Walton County Prevention Coalition is
the Tobacco Free Partnership for Walton
County. We need parents, youth, young
adults (ages 18-24) and anyone in the
community interested in tobacco
prevention and policy change throughout
Walton County. Together WE can make our
community a healthier place to live!


If you would like to join a committee that produces results in
tobacco and substance abuse prevention, come to our January
meeting.
Please JOIN US at
First Apostolic Church of DeFuniak Springs
440 West Orange Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 to discuss changes to
Walton County's Tobacco Citation.
We hope to see you there!


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,2012

Suspect arrested in Oakdale

Apartments shooting


On Jan. 7. at approxi-
mately 9:07 p.m.. DeFuniak
Springs Police responded to
gunshots at Oakdale Apart-
ments located at 226 North
1st Street. When police
arrived at the apartment
complex an undisclosed by-
stander told police that an
individual known as Montie
Holmes had been shot and
was on his way to Health-
mark Regional Medical Cen-


ter Hospital.
Police responded to the
local hospital to find Holmes
seeking medical attention
for a gunshot wound to the
leg. Holmes was treated and
released.
During the investigation po-
lice found Jerome Cochran
to be a victim as well. The
suspected shooter had also
fired shots at Cochran but
missed.


On Jan. 9, arrest war-
rants were issued for the
suspected shooter, Anthony
Corderra Peacock. It was
later determined that he
was hiding somewhere in
Samson, Geneva County,
Ala. Geneva County law en-
forcement authorities were
notified and Peacock was
arrested and is currently
incarcerated in the Geneva
County Jail.


WCHD meetings scheduled


Walton Community
Health improvement part-
nership meeting will be
scheduled for Wednesday,
Jan. 18, from 9- 11 a.m.
Mobilizing for Action
through Planning and Part-
nerships,
A strategic approach to
community health improve-
ment.
Walton County Health
Department 362 SR-83, De-
Funiak Springs, FL 32433.
For more information:
contact Laura_Brazell@doh.


state.fl.us, or call (850)
892-8040 x 1163, or Ewa_
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Call (850)892-8021 x 1137.
There will be a School
Health Advisory Commit-
tee, Wednesday, Jan. 18,
at 3:30 p.m. titled "Garden
in a Bucket." It will be fea-
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day of every month at 6:30
p.m. at McLean's Restau-
rant near 1-10 and U.S. 331
south. This club welcomes
new and old ham radio op-
erators to the get together.
There are no business meet-
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LETTERS -td THE EDITOR

Editor:
This cursory review of state wide gambling data sug-
gests an unintended consequence not discussed by political
leaders. My data was retrieved by a web search heading,
"states considering gambling."
Eleven states presently have private casinos, 29 on res-
ervations plus 29 racinos. Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio
and Texas are considering state gambling. I am adding
Florida and noting that Alabama wants to expand gam-
bling. Also, only two states in the nation have no form of
gambling.
Recent poker.com reports gambling revenues have fallen
in all states since the 2008 recession; plus competitive in-
dustries are becoming more diluted. "'Gambling revenues
are declining across the board, states can no longer count
on gambling when it comes to closing budget gaps,' said
Lucky Dadayan, a senior policy analyst at Rockefeller In-
stitute." Competition between neighboring states has seen
the gambler's dollar spread more thinly across competing
options Wall Street Journal, last issue of 2011.
This short statewide web search does not include the re-
ported expansion of gambling in Europe and China. This
also should be considered as Florida legislators have sug-
gested that they foresee gambling bringing foreign vaca-
tioners to casinos here.
I was made aware three years ago that the bubble of
mega high rise condos in Panama City Beach were engi-
neered to support casinos, It seems that the word may have
been out to selective parties prior to public knowledge. A
review of the electrical engineering plans would be interest-
ing.
If the reader does not understand the concept of "econom-
ic bubbles and over development" then they need not heed
the potential collapse of a casino/gambling bubble with con-
sequent massive transient job losses, bankrupt buildings,
tax and subsidy deficits, plus the loss of political credibility.
This could not only be a multiple statewide problem but
another global bubble.
Robert Dobes
Santa Rosa Beach


Dear Editor.
Many individuals and supporters in DeFuniak Springs
helped make the 2011 Annual Tour of Homes a big success.
I am writing to express thanks and appreciation from mem-
bers of Partners in Progress to everyone for their participa-
tion, hard work, and support.
First, a very special thank you to those who shared their
homes so graciously. The homeowners work really hard
each year, giving generously of their time and expenses
that accompany having homes on tour. Those sharing their
homes on the 2011 tour were: Patty and Keith Snow, Ter-
rell Smith, and Virginia Cook and daughter Jan Turnquist.
In addition, Dan Owens deserves a special thanks for open-
ing the library to share the history of the Walton-DeFuniak
library with tour participants.
Space limitations prevents my naming everyone who
contributed time, effort, and means. They include the many
docents who volunteered their time and welcomed our visi-
tors so warmly; The DeFuniak Springs Visitors Bureau for
use of the Visitors Center and the people who sold tickets
at the Visitors Center; The DeFuniak Herald for your very
generous coverage leading up to the tour; and WZEP AM
1460 Radio and Bright House Networks for excellent help
with publicity. A very special thanks goes to Lynn and El-
len Mayfield for their help with preparations for the tour at
The Octagon House.
Finally, our thanks to the people of DeFuniak Springs
and the out-of-town guests who joined us Dec..3. Your en-
joyment and enthusiasm added immeasurably to the festive
holiday atmosphere that prevailed throughout the day.
Thank you and The DeFuniak Herald for providing me
this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation.

Dennis F. Ray, President
Partners in Progress
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:
Walton's Review: Just received my PHD. For it I've also
name changed it to the Establishment's Review. Just a little
background before we start. County's le about employment.
Walton Florida Health Dept. denied healthcare for cancer.
a Jobs Plus that's useless. Mossy Head Industrial Park and
Truckstop jobs-all lies. You people have one thing, all your
eggs in one basket. Millions for 331. She said this will cre-
ate jobs. But for how long. And for who? Not one of you
so called Golden Ground breaking Shovels. (14) will follow
up. There's only two things for this road. To go collect the
high price beach taxes for your own establishment and get
the tourist back and forth. You people have no economy up
north and no incentive to get any. Beach, beach the people's
taxes just for your closed up gov't for yourselves. Retire-
ment, bennies, raises and health care included.
I once called the Citizens' Services fellow about my above
background, his answer, I don't have anything to do about
that. How worthless. Veteran's Day wasn't long ago. And I
hope the freedom that.I participated in giving you people
is well received that this establishment (conservative) has
made me poor and hungry. Let me give you a little heads
up. You so called leaders and college ed. Economist ought to
swing by Eglin and demand part of that defense allocation.
Look at Okaloosa, Defense Contractors everywhere, a new
base for Crestview. Drive over and look at the growth. You
boys and girls scared to get in your car. The establishment's
reservation acreage is immense. Either way you people are
to dumb not to do it or you like your establishment just the
way it is making people poor. Put your suit and ties on and
go down to the beach for your pictures and don't forget to
smile. Happy New Year.
Louis H. Roberts
Mossy Head, FL


Editor:

Recently the committee appointed by the Board of County
Commissioners to consider funding options for a proposed
new bridge on Highway 331 across Choctawhatchee Bay
met at the Tourist Development Council in south Walton.
This is an official government committee and therefore all
meetings are open to the public and their actions are subject
to the Florida Sunshine Law. The meeting was attended by
a representative of the press and only two citizens.
There was an attempt to push through a vote to recom-
mend to the County Commission an increase of sales tax
by 1 percent which would make Walton County the high-
est in the State of Florida at 8 percent. Currently Walton
County stands at 7 percent while Bay County is 6.5 per-
cent and Okaloosa County is 6 percent. Fortunately there
was opposition to the recommendation and the motion was
withdrawn. Incidentally, if this recommendation is ever
approved it would increase sales taxes to 12.5 percent on
the primary industry in our county which is tourism. Leigh
Grantham, Chief Executive Officer of Chelco, made the mo-
tion to recommend a 1-percent sales tax increase which was
seconded by Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr. Fortunately op-
position by cooler heads with common sense prevailed and
the motion was withdrawn.
What really perturbs me the most is some committee


members had the mordacity to even consider making such
a far reaching and all encompassing recommendation to
the Board of County Commissioners prior to any meaning-
ful public input or public hearings. This type of action is
representative of a government that has little respect for
public opinion and seems to care less what the people feel
or think. This is unacceptable conduct and an affront to the
people of Walton County. Thanks to the committee mem-
bers who stood up for the taxpayers and stopped this wrong
headed and premature tax increase recommendation.
There is a movement in De Funiak Springs to focus on
and promote the area as a retirement community. One of
the major factors seniors consider in selecting a retirement
location is the cost of living. Is a 8-percent sales tax attrac-
tive to potential new residents? Not likely! Is a sales tax
increase fair to those on fixed income and at the low end of
the economic scale? Not likely!
Citizens need to get involved in the deliberations of this
committee. Their meetings are open to the public. They will
meet again this Thursday. Jan 12, 4 p.m., in the County
Commission Chambers at the courthouse in De Funiak
Springs. For goodness sake let's have a full debate on
bridge funding options and then make a recommendation!
J. B. Hillard
De Funiak Springs, FL


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meets Jan. 16

The Walton County Dem-
ocratic Executive Commit-
tee will meet Monday, Jan'
16, at 6 p.m. at the Walton
County Coastal Branch Li-
brary in Santa Rosa Beach.
All Democrats are urged to
attend. For information call
(850) 974-2071 or (850) 687-
7655.


Vehicle crashes into home, rolls over


On Dec. 31, 2011, De-
Funiak Springs Police re-
sponded to a vehicle over-
turned into a residence, in
the area of Bay Avenue and
Circle Drive. Police arrived
on scene to fine a white van
overturned at the residence
of 754 Circle Drive. The van
was found to be unoccupied.
Further investigation led
police to a residence on Bay
Avenue where contact was
made with Andrew Sisson.
Sisson reported that he had
left his keys in the vehicle
and someone must have
taken it.
Police advised Sisson
they had the vehicle and
evidence would be collected
to identify the driver.
Sisson then recanted his
first statement and advised,
while driving west on Bay



VVCC host

tree grafting

class Jan. 18

Valley View Community
Center will host a tree graft-
ing class, Jan. 18 at 10:30
a.m.
The Walton County Ex-
tension office will provide
the speaker. All are wel-
come.
The center is located on
CR-183 S. Six miles south
of Ponce de Leon.


Avenue he encountered a
deer causing him to lose
control of his vehicle. He
also told police after the
crash he was scared, so he


climbed out of the vehicle
and walked home. Sisson
was charged with leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012


ORDINANCE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


90 percent of the sign ordi-
nance," said Councilman
Ron Kelley. "I am concerned
that we have absolutely no
restrictions on signs whatso-
ever, not that I'm concerned
about any of the businesses
we have in town here today
or any of the businesses who
took part in the committee.
I think everybody will con-
duct themselves and their
business in a reasonable
manner in a way that will
not offend any of us, but I
can tell you that the day is
coming when we will en-
counter somebody who does
not. When that day arrives
we have no mechanism in
place, whatsoever, to deal


with it."
Despite his concern. Kel-
ley said that would not stop
him from throwing in his
support for the revised or-
dinance. Though Sign Ordi-
nance Committee Chairman
Art Dees said the ordi-
nance's nuisance provisions
were intended to act as a
buffer against abuses of the
new freedoms in signage,
City Attorney Clayton Ad-
kinson said those provisions
would not enable the Coun-
cil to stop someone from
putting up "a 500-square-
foot sign" if they so wanted,
given the lack of restrictions
in the new document. Coun-
cilman Mac Work clarified


that, although this was
true, the Council could call
for changes to be made to
the ordinance at any time
should the lack of regula-
tion become a problem for
the city or its residents.
Another long-discussed
item also moved closer to
closure at the meeting. The
Council, city manager can-
didates' background checks
in hand, voted to hold a spe-
cial meeting Friday, Jan. 13
for the purpose of 'conduct-
ing interviews and/or hire
one of the four finalists. The
meeting will be held at City
Hall at 1 p.m., which, for
those keeping track of the
string of superstitions, can


also be represented as 1.300
hours.
Planning Department
employee Loretta Laird.
who has served as acting
city clerk for the past sev-
eral months, also got a raise
courtesy of another unani-
mous vote from the Council.
Councilman Kermit Wright
proposed that the S4.160
budgeted for the clerk po-
sition be divided up and
added to Laird's salary and
made a motion to that effect.
as Laird took on the job of
keeping minutes at approxi-
mately 35 yearly Council
meetings. Laird's salary was
adjusted to the tune of $1.74
extra per hour to reflect the
duties and responsibilities
of the city clerk position
with the salary change to
take effect at the start of the
next pay period.


The Council also voted 5-0
in favor of finalizing its five-
member Airport Advisory
Committee and also voted
unanimously to approve
the rules and responsibili-
ties of the panel. The new
committee will meet at City
Hall once per month and all
meetings will be a matter
of public record, though it
has no authority to take ac-
tion. make purchases or en-
ter into an agreement with
any third party on behalf of
the city. However, the com-
mittee will have input re-
garding airport events and
construction, expansion and
continued development at
the airport and it will make
recommendations to the
Council as such.
The unanimous votes con-
tinued, as the Council voted
5-0 to approve the first read-


PAGE 11-A
ing of the 2011-2012 Capital
Improvement Schedule as
presented by Planning Di-
rector Greg Scoville. with
the date of the public hear-
ing set for Jan. 23. and the
board members also voted
5-0 to reject bids for uniform
services upon the recom-
mendation of Assistant City
Manager Bill Holloway. The
city received only two bids
and one did not meet speci-
fications, Holloway told the
Council, with the hope being
that a more affordable bid
could be found. Finally, the
Council voted 5-0 against
abandoning a 592-by-75-foot
strip of roadway on Wabash
Avenue, as it was city staffs
recommendation that pos-
sible future maintenance
issues could arise with the
water system, which is con-
nected to nearby streets.


ROBBERY
robber and her arrest report for th
indicated that she acted as bery.
the getaway driver in the Lol
pair's most recent attempt, served
in which she and Wads- on B
worth succeeded in getting Langl
away with a yet-undisclosed cated
amount of money. cordir
As of this writing, Wad- person
sworth is being held in white
the Bay County Jail on a script
$17,000 bond, while Wing- Office
ate's bond is set at $10,000. as we
A bonus of sorts for local Sherii
law enforcement came dur- combi
ing the course of the inves- teams
tigation and ensuing search tional


he suspect in the rob-

ley said a witness ob-,
d a suspicious person
ob Sikes Road near
ey Office Supply, lo-
on 19th Street. Ac-
ig to the report, the
n was described as a
male matching the de-
ion of the bank robber.
rs from the DFSPD
ell as Walton .County
ffs deputies began
ng the area while K-9
I from Walton Correc-
Institute and Holmes


For information leading to the arrest and conviction of the
person who shot buckshot and killed an 5-month-old
female German Shepherd puppy being trained for
disabled, handicapped Veteran contained within the
fenced-in yard at 46 Veteran's Lane in Freeport on or
about December 23-27, 2011.
Any person with information is urged to call Walton
County Sheriffs Department at 892-8111.



DFS POLICE REPORT

DeFuniak Springs Police son, 20, DFS, Warrant,
arrested the following peo- Derek Justin Steward,
pie during the week eindinfg 36, DFS, Fugitive,
Jan. 8, 2012: Patrick Elton Thur-
mond, 41, DFS, Municipal
Louis James Rippy, 30, ordinance violation,
Mossy Head, Retail theft, Kimberly Kay Camp-
possession of controlled bell, 37, DFS, DWLSR,
substance w/o prescription, Brian Laird, 32, Ad-
poss. of drug paraphernalia, dress not given, Battery.
Gabriel Ryan Thomp-



SWALTON COUNTY

SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people during the
week ending Jan. 8, 2012:

SGary Monroe Cunning-
ham, 42, Live Oak, FVOP,
Robert Bryan Weems,
20, SRB, MVOP,
Larry James Timmons,
42, Niceville, Warrant,
Charles Cory Malson,
41, DFS, MVOP,
Sheila Lyn Denise Aus-
tin, 27, DFS, DUI,
Tiyari Raheem Hogan,
21, DFS, Warrant, FTA,
possession of narcotic equip-
ment, poss. of cocaine, poss.
of marijuana 20 grams,
Benedicto Hernandez
Lajuj, 30, DFS, Operating
motor vehicle w/o valid DL,
warrant,
S Amberlei Tara Moon,
28, DFS, Contributing to de-
linquency of minor,
Edward James Nelson,
51, Miami, Municipal ordi-
nance violation,
SJoshua David Lee
Oswalt, 23, FWB, DUI,
DWLSR.
S Bryan Kent Warner,
52, DFS, DUI,
Heath Gerald Adkin-
son, 38, DFS, VOP,
Kelly Patrick Hurley,
31. Destin, FTA.
S Sonia Teresa Moreno,
37, Freeport, VOP,
Shadona Danise Huck-
aba, 46. DFS, VOP,
Warren Thurston Cor-
nell. 39, DFS, VOP,
SJohnny David Daniel,
28. Milton, DUI.
Dale Paul Gunder, 48,
Freeport, Trespass of oc-
cupied structure or convey-
ance,
S Carl Thomas Hogans,
45, Vernon, Aggravated bat-


tery,
Jeffery Paul Pendleton,
41, Apopka, Grand theft,
Phillip Sanders, 51,
DFS, Warrant, molestation
of victim under 12 years old,
offender 18 or older,
Peggy Ann Sheehan,
47, SRB, DUI,
Kimberly Keith Cook,
18, Freeport, Possession w/
intent to sell legend drug
w/o prescription,
Jeffrey Lee Johnson,
42, DFS, FTA,
Elizabeth Jade Szarsze-
wski, 24, Freeport, Theft
$300 5,000,
Phillip James Kelley,
39, FWB, Lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation of victim
under 12 years old by of-
fender 18 or older,
Lawrence Erik Alexan-
der, 22, Freeport, VOP,
Lawrence Milton Au-
coin, 32, Freeport, Munici-
pal ordinance violation,
Wendy Lynn Harbin,
34, SRB, Municipal ordi-
nance violation,
Fred Byron Bradshaw,
35, SRB, Warrant,
Jonathon Caleb Finlay-
son, 27, SRB, Warrant,
Jason Michael Ives, 37,
Miramar. Battery domestic,
April Denise Reining,
36, DFS, DUI,
Brien Darryl Roberts,
46, SRB, DUI,
Robert Jeffrey Scho-
field, 24, Freeport, Battery
domestic, criminal mischief
x2, resisting officer w/o vio-
lence x2,
Jeannine Marie Thom-
as, 49, DFS, Warrant,
S Constantin Toore. 39,
Santa Rosa. Warrant,
SWestin Thomas Wag-
staff, 23, SRB, Municipal
ordinance violation.


County Correctional Insti-
tute tracked the believed
suspect.
Lawmen eventually spot-
ted the suspect near Wal-
mart and he immediately
fled on foot, Lolley said.
The suspect, a white male
identified as 18-year-old
Kimberly Keith Cook, was
apprehended by DFSPD a
short time later in the area
of Bob Sikes Road. Cook re-
portedly told police he ran
from them because he had
"always wanted to run from
police."

The official release from
the DFSPD said Cook later
advised officers that he had
a prior outstanding warrant
and that he had also shop-
lifted items from the nearby
Bealls Outlet, though the
stolen items being recovered
and returned to the store.
Cook was reportedly taken
into custody by the DFSPD
and transported to the Wal-
ton County Department of
Corrections for an active
warrant of felony possession
of prescription drugs with
intent to distribute. Lolley
said the owners of the store
chose not to press charges
against Cook.


PUBLIC NOTICE
POLLING PLACE CHANGES
Notice is given pursuant to Section 101.71(2) FL Statutes that the
following polling locations have changed
Children's Home, Moved to Paxton 21972 US Hwy 331 N
Clear Springs and Agriculture Center DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Flowersview 32433 #110
Moved to 4751 St Hwy 2 E
Limestone Darlington Westville, FL 32464 New Precinct
Baptist Church #240
Caney Creek Moved to Cluster 1333 Co Hwy 1084
Springs Baptist DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Church 32433 #220
Glendale Moved to 2415 Co Hwy 1883
Friendship Baptist DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Church 32433 #230
Sandy Creek Moved to 2415 Co Hwy 1883
Friendship Baptist DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Church 32433 #230
Alaqua/Woodlawn Moved to DeFuniak 361 N. 10th Street
Springs Community DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Ctr 32433 #320
Pleasant Ridge Moved to DeFuniak 361 N. 10"t Street
Springs Community DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Ctr 32433 #330
Douglass Crossroads Moved to New Life 5106 US Hwy 90 E
Holiness Church DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
32433 #340
Pleasant Valley, Red Moved to Valley 9032 Co Hwy 183 S
Bay View Ponce de Leon, FL New Precinct
And Moores Community Center 32455 #360
All registered voters in Walton County will receive a new voter information card
with the polling place address and other information relating to voting.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


Vote Notes
By Bobby Beasley, Walton County Supervisor of Elections

We hope you all had a Safe and Happy Holiday Season, and we wish you a New Year filled with hope, health,
prosperity and happiness! Americans are truly blessed to live in the greatest country on earth with freedoms,
privileges, liberties and resources most of the world can only dream about. Your right to vote is a privilege and
right that still exists after over 200 years, paid for with tremendous sacrifice throughout our history. Voting is
more than a right; it is a responsibility that should never be taken lightly.

It has been a busy time at the Supervisor of Elections Offices. Redistricting, preparing for the Presidential
Preference Primary, precinct consolidation and finding ways to cut spending, doing more with fewer resources,
has been a challenge.

The Presidential Preference Primary election will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Early Voting will start
on Saturday, January 21st and end on Saturday, January 28th at both Walton Co. SOE Offices, from 8:30am till
4:30pm. Early voting has been compressed to 8 days and State law mandates voting on Sunday for the first
time. On Sunday, January 22nd we will be open for Early Voting at both Offices from 8:30am till 4:30pm.
Sample ballots are available on our website at www.votewalton.com.
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Only Registered Republican Voters will be eligible to vote in the Presidential.Preference Primary. Florida
is still a "Closed Primary State". If you want to vote an absentee ballot and have not requested an absentee
ballot since the 2010 General Election, you need to call one of our offices or contact us (email or writing) and
make sure your request is still valid. We have two additional elections scheduled for 2012. The Primary
Election will be August 14, 2012 and the General Election will be November 6, 2012 later this year. Early
Voting times, places and sample ballots, for these elections, will be available at a later date closer to the
elections.

All registered Walton Co. voters will be receiving a new "Voter Information Card" in the mail by mid-
January. Every card will have some changess. Due to redistricting, precinct number changes (for archive
purposes), or consolidation of precincts, your new card will have important new information.

As a result of purchasing new voting equipment, redistricting, shifts in population, conditions of polling places,
cost to mail out new Voter Information Cards and shifts in voting trends (50-60% voting before election day),
we have consolidated or condensed precincts to reduce the cost of elections. This is something we have put off
as long as we can, but we can not wait any longer. Consolidation of precincts will save hundreds of thousands
of dollars and only affect a small percentage of voters at the County level. It is easier to vote now than ever
before. You can Early Vote (8 days, including Sunday), vote at your precinct on Election Day, or request an
absentee (mail ballot) and vote without leaving your property, residence, or temporary residence by simply
contacting us by telephone, mail or email. Remember, absentees must be returned by 7PM to one of our offices
on Election Day to be counted.

We apologize if any of these changes have caused inconvenience to any voters and we applaud all the voters
that will make small sacrifices to help us use taxpayers dollars wisely. Change is inevitable and we will
continue to try to make sure changes are for the best for voters in these challenging economic times.
Now is the time for you to be sure your voting information, address, and other information is up to date
and correct. If you take a few minutes by going to our website or calling one of our offices, we will be glad to
assist you with any of your voting needs.


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PAGE 12-A

Bunko Night is back in


Freeport, for Relay for Life


TUI- IF, '1- ik ,i lr\;Gr U-RIDAI nL -RFI-!\- THI s- RnAY IANIIARY 1i .01n


Bunko Night returns, due
to popular demand, on Jan.
28 at the Blount House on
Kylea Laird Road behind
the Old Post office in Free-
port. Attendees are asked
to come at 6 p.m., and the
games will b'-gin as soon is
all are seated. They need to


know how many tables to set
up so --'.r-r:.n.- who wants
to come is asked to R.F'.P,
974-7772
Bunko is a fun dice game.
easy to pl ;-', and instructions
H ill be provided. Cost is $10
for a round of 22 games, or
play the whole evening for


$10. Prizes will be awarded
for the most wins and most
Bunkos after each set of 11
_ mf:. Snacks and beverag-
es will be provided. All pro-
ceeds will go to benefit the
American Cancer Societyi
Relay for Life. The ev.-ning
is sponsored by the Fre-fpo:rt
Town Planters Society.


C HAMBE R CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


the way it was in the very
bt-ginninv when Hammock
Bay properties were first
placed on the market. She
said that the value being of-
fered now was tremendous
for both houses and lots and
that staff is available to an-
swer questions seven days a
week at the Welcoming Cen-
ter.
Shane Supple. who fills
the dual job as Walton
County Recreation Direc-
tor and Recreation Director
for the city of Freeport, pre-
sented an overview of activ-
ity at county and city park
facilities. The facilities may
be used free of charge except
there is a charge for lighting
if the activity is at night.
Supple said that soccer
will be offered this spring
and basketball programs
are underway at facilities
countywide. He also said,
"We are really trending to-
ward doing more special
needs children's programs."
A soccer program for special
needs children was started
in DeFuniak Springs in the
fall. Such good response was
received that a basketball
program for special needs
children is being started.
Supple said that not qnly do
they try to do programs for
citizens, but they also try to
do events that bring dollars
into the county. Freeport
Regional Sports Complex
can be used in coordination
with other county parks to
provide facilities for large
scale events. Last year at
Freeport they had rugby
tournaments, including the
Women's Division I Rugby
South Championship, with
as many as 16 teams from
outside of our area. They
have a disk golf course at the
Sports Complex and did two
tournaments last year with
about two hundred people,
some from as far away as
Nashville, coming in for
each of the tournaments.
Supple said that in the
near future there are sev-
eral programs and events
coming up. There will be an
Easter egg hunt this year on
March 30 for able and dis-
abled children. A lacrosse
program and an NFL flag
football program are under
consideration and the tennis
pro at Bluewater Bay will be
presenting a program on the
tennis courts.
According to Supple,
wireless internet service
is available at the Sports


Complex and a new web
site, www.waltonrec.com,
will be launched, perhaps
by the middle of next week,
where interested people can
.see schedules and sign up
for events. A $200,000 solar
array that will supply part
of the Complex's electrical
demand will be installed.
Col. Sal Nodjomian, com-
mander of the 96th Air Base
Wing at Eglin Air Force
Base spoke to the group
about topics of community
interest. He said that finan-
cial restraints are impacting
the Department of Defense
and the reality is that the
Air Force will have about
16,000 civilian employees
come off the books. He said
that one way the Air Force
Material Command will do
this is by consolidation to go
down from a command that
has 12 sectors to a command
with only five sectors.
The idea is to reduce most
of the personnel at the man-
agement level, "...not at
the tip of the spear," where
war fighting support would
be lost. The Air Armament
Center will be one of those
things that will go away. A
lot of people are fearful that
the test mission will be af-
fected, but that is not the
case. The test mission will
still be here. It is the Arma-
ment Center that will be re-
duced but, much of what is
done at the Armament Cen-
ter will still be here, it will
just be in a different struc-
ture.
Nodjomian said that ev-
erything done at the test
wingwill still occur. The 46th
Test Wing, which does all of
the work out on the range,
and the 96th Air Base Wing
will be merged into the 96th
Test Wing. The merger will
be made sometime later this
year, perhaps in the fall.
People are still working on
the details. The leader of
the merged wings will be a
brigadier general. This one-
star's boss will be located in
Edwards Air Force Base.
Nodjomian said that in
August a civilian hiring
freeze was put in place and
that means the Wing Com-
mander cannot hire any-
one to fill an open position.
Some internal realignments
may be made but no hiring.
Offers of early retirement,
as a means of getting volun-
teer separation of employ-
ees, have been initiated. All
of this has been done to help


avoid giving "pink slips" to
people in order to meet the
employee reduction target.
BRAC 05, according to
Nodjomian, did some very
good things to this area, to
the tune of about 10,000
people, taking into account
the actual military people,
their families and associ-
ated contractors. The joint
strike fighter program is a
part of this, as are the Spe-
cial Forces that have been
relocated here.
Nodjomian also said that
Eglin is a phenomenal in-
stallation. There are things
at Egln that nobody else
has. He added that this
community is incredibly
supportive of its mission.
Nothing is never BRAC-
proof, and it's very difficult
to look at Eglin and consider
BRAC, but if there is anoth-
er round of BRAC, then they
need to say, "Bring missions
here." That is what they are
doing right now: they are
taking areas that are under-
utilized and preparing them
to receive new missions.
Airmen are still living in
housing that was built about
45 years ago, Nodjomian
said. There have not been
any significant upgrades
done. They are cinder block
walled 980 square foot box-
es. Work on this problem
has been underway since
2003. A contractor is ready
and designs are done, but
the program is hung up in
massive budget cuts. At the
highest levels there is re-
luctance to commit to a "50
year deal" that might be lost
in the event of a mission re-
alignment'or another reduc-
tion. He hopes they can get
this started soon because
they owe this to the airmen.
Base housing is geared to
serve lower level enlisted
men. The average tenant is
a staff or technical sergeant,
someone with six to 10 years
of service and two or three
children. They cannot af-
ford a three or four bedroom
house on the outside in this
economy.
In closing, Nodjomian said
that there have been some
very good things including
the Fisher House, which has
been well utilized. Families
of airmen who have been
injured in combat can stay
here while the airmen are
undergoing treatment. Al-
most a thousand bed nights
were provided in its first
year of operation.


Project Together to help improve the

quality of life for dementia patients


Alzheimer's or any other
dementia is devastating,
and no family should have
to face it alone. Every fam-
ily needs and deserves the
support of friends and com-
munity. Various agencies in
Walton County are combin-
ing knowledge, efforts, and
resources to help improve
the quality of life for fami-
lies, and to help make it pos-
sible for dementia patients
to comfortably remain at
home longer.
Project Together is sched-
uled to begin Feb. 6, with
registration and selection
continuing through Jan.
31. Participants will spend
two or more days each week
at the Friendship House,
where they will be involved


in a program of daily ac-
tivities based on standards
and reccomendations of the
Alzheimer's Foundation of
America and other leading
specialists on Alzheimer's
disease. The activities are
designed to provide men-
tal stimulation, physical
activity, socialization op-
portunities, and a nutrition
program recommended by
Alzheimer's health special-
ists. The program is de-
signed to serve all of Walton
County. with transportation
provided from all parts of
the county.
Because dementia af-
fects the entire family and
totally changes lifestyle as
it prgre-ees. families will
be involved in educational


activities to better under-
stand the effects of demen-
tia, and to learn skills and
techniques for coping with
potential problems as the
disease progresses.

A meeting will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m.
at the Friendship House,
353 Juniper Lake Road, De-
Funiak Springs to explain
the program in more detail,
and to answer questions. A
light supper will be served,
and care will be available
for family members who
need different activities and
a separate space. For more
information, or to reserve a
space, please call 892-0565.
"Together we can make a
difference!"


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RITZ FOOD STORE EMPLOYEES accept their bonus check from Florida Lottery Field
Sales Manager Anna Keeney (second from right). (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)




Ritz management



rewards employees



with bonus check


By JEFFREY POWELL

In late September, a for-
tunate DeFuniak Springs
resident purchased a win-
ning $1 million Mega Mon-
ey ticket at the Ritz Food
Store on U.S. 90 next to
Dollar General. As a result
the store received a $1,000
retail bonus commission
check as a matter of routine
Florida Lottery protocol.
What is not routine was the
decision to share the bonus
with stores employees. Five
employees each received an


equal portion of the check as
a Christmas bonus.
"This is very rare that a
business will share the re-
tail bonus commission with
its staff," said Florida Lot-
tery Field Sales Manager
Anna Keeney. "I think it
is a wonderful gesture and
a great way to show how
grateful the store is to their
staff."
According to a Florida
Lottery fact sheet, Walton
County students received
more than $762,000 dur-
ing fiscal year 2010-2011


for Bright Futures Scholar-
ships. To date, more than
$5.4 million has gone to
Walton County in the form
of scholarships.
The decision to share the
retail bonus check with Ritz
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The Great Smoky Moullntain



i, Arts d Crafta Community


TIM WHEBERDING OF TIM WEBERDING Woodwork-
ing, shaves and cuts each piece of wood by hand, that goes
on each one of their one-of-a kind works of art. The wood-
working shop has been in business for more than 20 years,
and is one of the first stops on the art trail.


MAKING HER OWN SPECIALTY of hand-dyed scarves,
are just one of the many artistic abilities of Diana Bruhn-
Hafner. She, and several other artists, all design, keep shop,
and maintain the Cliff Dwellers Gallery.


I

t


THIS PETIT GOURD IS one of many that are painted by
artists Louise Bales. Her artwork is very time-consuming,
but the end results are incredible designs and pictures on
the tiny canvas.


Story and photos by
CHUCK HI.'SON
Gatlinburz Tenn. is
known as one ,-t" the most
popular vacation destina-
tions in the South. Complete
with restaurants, gift shops.
sp-ciJiltv boutiques, tour-
ist hot spots like Ripley's,
and ma n other crowd-
drawers, but for it's arti-
sans and crafters? Well the
artists that are members
of the Great Smokey Arts
& Crafts Community, or as
they consider themselves,
"members of the eight-mile
art loop," would beg to differ
and boast the fact that there
arts and crafts is worth a
trip to Gatlinburg, all on its
own.
Nestled just a few miles
outside Gatlinburg, a world
of artistic wonder awaits
anyone who is looking for
that perfect piece of artwork,
or gift. From pottery and
wood sculpture, to jewelry
and hand-crafted soaps, the
arts and crafts community
that makes up the eight-
mile loop has a lot to offer.
Set among the climbing
hills and rolling mountain-
side, more than 100 arti-
sans/crafters, shops, studios
and galleries dot the map,
and can be found on every
turn around the mountain.
It is simply amazing how
many artists have taken up
residence, and set up shop
in this mountainside hide-
away.
Many of the artists are
grouped together in what
resembles strip malls and
intricate storefronts. It was
no surprise to see an acryl-
ic artist's studio, hanging
with local artists' paintings,
sitting right by a leather
maker, and just across the
breezeway from a potter.
Many of these "multi-
artists" communes are run
by artists who volunteer
their time in exchange for
a place to display and sell
their work. Many others
work and live in the same
building and say that devel-
opers have begun building
multi-use, village mixed use
complexes where the art-
ists can work and live in an
apartment right above their
studios.
A good example of this
type of apartment/gallery
is the Covered Bridge Art-
ists Complex. The facility
exhibits and houses nearly
a dozen artisans/crafters.
An exciting aspect of
the eight miles of the art-
ists/crafters is the fact that
many of the studios and gal-
leries were once homes and
log cabins, built by settlers
many decades ago. The Cliff
Dwellers Gallery was actu-
ally moved out of Gatlin-
burg, and was one of the
first artists communes on
the artists/crafter trail.
Each store entered put
forth an effort to welcome
and thank visitors for mak-
ing the trip off the usual
tourist pathway, and ven-
tured into their stores and
studios. It was also a great
way to meet the artists (all
local) find out how they got
started, where they were
from, and what type of art
they create.
"I started painting small,
hybrid gourds and have been
creating scenes on them for
more than a decade. Each
one is unique and each is a
small piece of my life expe-
riences," said Louise Bales,
an artist at the Cliff Dwell-
ers Gallery.
"For me, it is the best
way to do what I love, live
where I work and create
what I want," commented
Diana Bruhn-Hafner. a fi-
ber artist, also at the Cliff
Dwellers Gallery.
Though it would take a
full three days to venture
into ever shop, there were
a few that stuck out and
were worth making time to


pull over and browse the ar-


tistic inventory.
Cliff Dwellers Gallery: A
'.',rkinz art studio and gal-
lery that is the home of five
local artists including a pot-
terer. basket/doll maker, pa-
perrnmarbllni. a fiber artist
and a watercolorist.
Aliwine Pottery: Watch
as the workers throw, paint.
sculpt and fire the pottery.
This particular pottery is
sent out all across the na-
tion and is considered some
of the best made, most uti-
lized pottery in the world.
Other pottery galleries
that are a must, include the
Blui Pottery Gallery, the
Rocky Rocky Flats Potterv
Gallery, the Smoky Moun-
tain Pottery Gallery, Green-
brier Pottery, Brandywine
Pottery Studio, and Gatlin-
burg Ceramics.
Tim Weberding Wood-
working: occupied by a third
generation woodworker, this
gallery exhibits one of the
most creative and diverse
arrays of wood sculpture
and design. Weberding's
work is one-of-a-kind, and is
highly collected world-wide.
Other wood galleries in-
clude the Smokey Mountain
Dulcimer Gallery, Byrnes
Woodcrafters Studio and
Gallery, Otto Preske Gallery
and John Cowden Wood-
carvers.
J. Alan Gallery: No if you
are looking for art that is
not only collected, but cher-
ished, then make sure to
stop by this colorful art stop.
Other works of art including
pottery, stained glass and
woodworking, can also be
found in the gallery.
Other painting galleries
include the Paul Murray
Gallery, the Fox Hill Gal-
lery, the Jim Gray Gallery,
Louise Bales Studio, the
Kirker Gallery, In the Wild
Studio and Gallery, and the
Love Life, Live Life Gallery.
The Leather Works: One
might not consider leather
works being an art form, but
only if one has not checked
out The Leather Works Gal-


lery. This gallery has a h i .,
array f belts, ,.n,... -.o.ikitni
zlii.,r straps and purses.
and gtf-- for the leather en-
thusiast.
Other leather g.illries
include Smokey Mountain
Leather, the Real McCoy
Leather Gallery, and the
Gatlin County Leather &
Gallery.
More Than A Candle:
Like walking into a pastry
shop, this little store, located
in the Covered Bridge Art-
ists Complex, will put five
pounds on you, just by smell

See CRAFTS 3-B


ON MOST STORE-
FRONTS, THE GREAT
SMOKY Arts and Crafts
Community sign is proudly
displ~led for all those who
enter the gallery/shop doors.
Only those who are members
of the association, can dis-
plu% the flag.


L1 i


THIS AREA OF TENNESSEE is known for its pottery,
and those who throw the clay. At Aliwine Pottery, guests can
watch the potters throw, mold, fire and then paint the clay.


ALIWINE POTTERY LINES MANY store and gallery shelves throughout the Gatlin-
burg/Pigeon Forge area. But it is the actual studio and drying room, that catches the atten-
tion of thousands annually as they make their way through the complex.


IT IS NOT U'. 'SL'AL TO SEE signs like this one, all up and down the eight-mile arts
and crafts loop. It is an invitation to stop and watch the artisans and crafters, create their
masterpieces.







THE DeFLNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,2012


Friendship House

sponsoring Homestyle

Dinner Fundraiser


Sarah Brooklyn Anna Butts


Butts family welcomes

birth of daughter

Billy and Margie Butts was 20 inches long.
of Leonia announce the
birth of their daughter, Sar- Maternal grandparents
ah Brooklyn Anna Butts. are Wilford and Teresa Car-
Sarah was born on Aug. 6, roll, and the late Patricia
2011, at 6:09 a.m. at Sacred Ann Carroll of Leonia. Pa-
Heart Hospital on the Em- ternal grandparents are
erald Coast. She weighed Weldon and Dorothy Butts
6 pounds and 4 ounces, and of Leonia.



Step in the Name of Love


This fundraiser event
is for the Josh Clemmons
Family, with 100 percent of
the proceeds going to them.
There will e a $10 ad-
mission on Saturday, Jan.
14 from 8 p.m. unit at the
Walton County Country
and Golf Club at 177 Coun-
try Club Lane, DeFuniak


Springs, FL.
D.J. Teezyboo will be on
the 1's and 2's. There will
be fun imaging and the cap-
turing of memories with pic-
tures.
Black and white attire is
encouraged, (no sneakers or
jeans, please.)
Hosted by Myles Austin
and Kelly Craig Coon.


Dear Auntie Em,


Dear Auntie Em,
I'm a working mom with
two kids under 10. I like
for my kids to be able to so-
cialize and visit with their
friends. Most of the kids
who visit our home are well
behaved except for a pair of
twins.
Every time they
visit, they tear through my
house, get into things in
rooms they are not supposed
to go in and the worst part is
even if their mother is with
them she does nothing. She's
one of those couch mothers.
She sits on the couch and
says "no" repeatedly, but
does nothing to stop them.
I'm at my wits' end. I have
a birthday party coming up
for one of my kids and I'm
just not sure I can handle it
and chasing them through
the house as well. Would it
be acceptable to not invite
them due to their behavior.
I know they are kids, but
I am afraid that speaking
with their mom will cause
hard feelings. Any advice?
Tired in the tri-states

Dear Tired,
I'm afraid you have hit
upon one of my pet-peeves:
Parents who don't parent
or remote parenting. It's
like sitting on the sofa and
pointing a remote (in this in-
stance a finger) and pushing
the no-no button over and
over. Kids know who is go-
ing to get up and take care
of things and who is going to
sit and threaten. It's not the
kids' fault, but it does fall to
the parent.
I'm afraid no matter
how you handle this, short
of having the party some-
where you don't have to do
the chasing, like a restau-
rant or a park, you are go-
ing to be made out to be the
bad guy 'cause another par-
ent won't get off their tush.
That's not your fault or your
kid's fault.
You can chase them
around as usual. You can
ask the parent to keep the
kids on a tighter rein (will
probably cause hard feel-
ings). You can twin-proof
the house and lock up the
rooms and such that they
shouldn't get into, or like I
suggested above, hold the
party somewhere you have
no responsibility, except for
your own kids, such as a
park. That way if the twins
decide that chasing ducks
is the fun sport of the day,


ybu can sit back and watch
couch mom. swim out into
the lake to retrieve them.
The biggest piece of ad-
vice I can offer is when she
starts the "no-no" stuff, you
can politely ask her to get
up and go get her child be-
fore they get into something
and possibly hurt. She'll get
the message. She may not
like it, but it's her respon-
sibility and not yours. Good
luck and God bless!
Auntie Em

Have a problem? Got
a question? Want to vent
about an issue and get some
feedback? She'd love to hear
what's on your mind. Send
an email to Auntie Em at
dfsherald@gmail.com at-
tention Auntie Em or send
it the old fashioned way to
P.O. Box 1546 DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435


The Friendship House
is sponsoring a Homestyle
Dinner Fundraiser on Fri-
day. Jan. 13 (vour lucky
day!)
One may eat in their din-
ing room, and be served, or
carry out.
Menu: Homestyle Chicken
Pot Pie Vegetables and Des-
sert Tea or Coffee.
Carry-out 5 till 8 p.m. eat
in 6 till 8 p.m. adult plate:


S8 Child's Plate: S5 (any
age "child-. just smaller por-
tions). By reservation only.
Call or E-mail before noon.
Jan. 12. The Friendship
House 353 Junipher Lake
Road Phone: 892-0565 e-
mail: friendshiphouse pan-
handle.rr.com.
Proceeds go to the Friend-
ship House to Provide ser-
vices for adults affected by
dementia.


Lakeview Concert

Series Guild formed


In late October of 2011,
the Lakeview Concert Series
Guild, Inc. was registered by
the state of Florida and with
the IRS as a not-for-profit
corporation, and stated its
purpose as being organized
exclusively for charitable
and educational purposes.
These purposes include
the organization and pre-
sentation of concerts, by
professional musicians (or
exceptionally talented ama-
teurs) open to the public at
no charge and presented at
various venues in DeFuniak
Springs. Sponsored events
may include receptions fol-
lowing concerts. The guild
plans to offer three concerts
each year.


The initial officers and/
or directors are Melissa M.
Gillis, Chairman and Direc-
tor, Olene B. Harvey, Vice
Chairman and Director, Vir-
ginia Johnson Woolweaver,
Secretary/Treasurer and Di-
rector, and Ruth L. King, Di-
rector. The registered agent
of the corporation is Charles
King.
The guild will present
its first concert featuring
the professional Lopez/Ta-
bor violin and piano duo on
Jan. 22, at the First United
Methodist Church. A recep-
tion will follow the concert.
The concert and reception
are both open to the public
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music and song. Jack passed away May 9,
2009. He is missed deeply by his wife, chil-
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY. JANUARY 12. 2012


Walton High School announces Hall of Fame seniors


One of Walton High
School's most coveted stu-
dent honors is to be selected
for the Senior Hall of Fame.
Although the Yearbook
sponsors and staff admin-
ister the process, the in-
ductees are nominated, and
then voted on by the Walton
High faculty. For the first
time, the nominees for the
Class of 2012 were required
to provide brief resumes of
their current grade point
averages, leadership roles
in campus activities and
community service involve-
ment for the final election.

After much anticipation,
the 14 new members were
announced prior to the holi-
day break. Their bio sheets
embrace almost every ac-
tivity offered at the Walton
High campus, whether aca-
demic, athletic or civic based.
New Hall of Fame members
include, Sarah Bailey, Deve-


ro Bogart, Alex Brack, Kyler
Clark, Kaylyn Douglass,
Derek Glenn, Allyson Huff-
man, Gillian Infinger, Bren-
dan Leach, Stan Standland,
Charlie Stevenson, Klariz
Teves, Kaydee Willcox, and
Esau Young. The following
is a minimized list of their
varied accomplishments.
Sarah Bailey is the
daughter of Tony and Me-
linda Bailey. Sarah is a
member of the Anchor Club.
She was chosen to represent
her class on the Homecom-
ing Court for two years.
Devero Bogart is the
daughter of Teresa Chamb-
less-Bogart and Peter Boga-
rt. She is the captain of the
Braves cheerleading squad
and a dual enrolled sopho-
more at Northwest Florida
State College.
Alex Brack, the son of Ja-
net and Greg Brack, is the
Key Club president. Alex
has also participated in the


Braves Football and Base-
ball programs while main-
taining outstanding grades.
Vivian and William Clark
are the proud parents of Ky-
ler Clark. Kyler is a member
of the WHS Key Club. WHS
Anchor Club and was a part
of the 2011 Homecoming
Court.
Kaylyn Douglas is the Se-
nior Class Secretary and a
softball player for the Lady
Braves. Her parents are
Darlene and Matt Doug-
lass.
Derek Glenn is the son of
Joel and Paula Glenn. Der-
ek is the Senior Class Vice-
president. He has played
varsity football, a year of
baseball and has competed
on the Braves weightlifting
team.
Allyson Huffman has
played on the Lady Braves
varsity volleyball team and
competed on the WHS girl's
weight lifting team. Her par-


ents are Michelle and Doug
Huffman.
Gillian Infinger has
played for the Lady Braves
basketball team and been
an active member of the
National Honor Society.
Anchor Club and Key Club.
Her parents are Randy and
Sarah Infinger.
Brendan Leach is the son
of Brent and Sheila Leach.
Brendan plays Braves base-
ball and is a member of the
Key Club and Student Coun-
cil at WHS.
Stanley Eugene Stand-
land is a member of the Key
Club and WHS Soccer team.
He is the 2011-2012 Stu-
dent Council President. His


parents are Jenni and Stan
Standland.
Charlie Stevenson's par-
ents are Dr. Charles and Jill
Stevenson. Charlie is a mem-
ber of the National Honor
Society. He has played for
the Walton Braves football
team and baseball team.
Klariz Teves is the Senior
Class President and has
been a Lady Braves Var-
sity Volleyball Player for
three years Her parents
are Glenn Teves and Cecilia
Teves.
Kaydee Willcox is the
daughter of Michelle and
Billy Ray Willcox. She is the
president of the National
Honor Society and a mem-


ber of the Key Club, Anchor
Club and varsity volleyball
team.
Esau Young is the son of
Kimberly Young. Esau was
chosen to be the 2011 WHS
Homecoming King by the
WHS student body. He is a
member of the WHS Anchor
Club and Key Club.

Principal A. Russell
Hughes, the faculty of WHS,
and the War Whoop Year-
book staff congratulate all
new members of the WHS
Hall of Fame. All 14 new
members proudly display
"Brave Brilliance" in every
activity they are involved
in.


CRAFT


alone. It is a great place that
makes all their own candles
on site, and can do specialty
orders.
Other candle makers
include Southern Candle,
Inc., Village Candles, Great
Smoky D-Lite Candles, and
Candles By Dick & Marie.
There are numerous gal-
leries and shops that exhib-
it the work of artists from
around the state of Tennes-
see and the rest of the coun-
try. The specialty stores all
try to make sure that at
least 90 percent of all art-
ists/crafters exhibiting, are


from around the Gatlinburg
area, or from Tennessee.
Now if you are exhaust-
ed and want a bite to eat,
the eight-mile artists and
crafters loop has you cov-
ered. From a late lunch
at the Morning Mist Caf6,
and an ice cream soda at
Glades Soda Fountain,
to decadent fudge at the
Fudgewright's and an early
morning breakfast at The
Cabin Caf6, the eight-mile
loop can keep you occupied,
from sun-up, to sun-down.
Though just a fraction of
the many galleries, studios


and shops have been dis-
cussed, or mentioned, there
are more than 100 business-
es that deal in nothing but
arts and crafts. The artists
and crafters not only make
money to live, they live to
make art and that is very
evident in every piece of pot-
tery, jewelry, painting, and
even food that you touch.
To get a complete listing
of all the shops and galler-
ies, and the many other
exciting places of interest
throughout Gatlinburg, log
on to www.gatlinburgcrafts.
com


WALTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 HALL OF FAME inductees from left to
right, bottom row- Kaydee Willcox, Gillian Infinger, Devero Bogart. Second row- Klar-
iz Teves, Sarah Bailey.'Third row- Allyson Huffman, Esau Young, Derek Glenn, Kaylyn
Douglass, Top row Stan Standland, Charlie Stevenson and Brendan Leach. Not pictured
- Alex Brack and Kyler Clark.


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Wright
Farrell Eugene Wright,
Sr., 79, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. passed away Friday,
Jan. 6, 2012 at Wiregrass
Medical Center in Geneva,
Ala. He was born April 17,
1932 in Indianola, Iowa. In
his spare time he enjoyed
fishing, family gatherings,
and gardening. Farrell was
a recipient of the Purple
Heart during his service in
the Korean War in the U.S.
Army and was a member of
Masonic Lodge #170 of De-
Funiak Springs.
Farrell is preceded in
death by his wife of 44 years,
Mamie Lucille King Wright
and grandson, Patrick Aus-
tin Rogers.
He is survived by one son,
Farrel Wright II and wife
Debbie of Geneva, Ala.; four
daughters, Jenny Mother-
shed and husband John,


Rootes


Dennis Craig Rootes, age
67, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. passed away Thursday,
January 5, 2012 at his resi-
dence. He was born June 4,
1944 in New Orleans, La.
Dennis was a manager for.
both the old IGA on U.S.
90 and Food World, before
completing his working ca-
reer at Miles Coin Laundry
in DeFuniak Springs. In his
spare time he enjoyed play-
ing pool, poker, and spend-
ing time with his grand-
children. He was an avid
fisherman, mostly salt wa-
ter.
Dennis is preceded in
death by his father, George


Sarah Frances Wal-
lace McKibben died after a
lengthy hospital stay with
an unusual heart problem.
She will be remembered by
many here in Walton Coun-
ty as the granddaughter of
William Gratten Wallace
and his wife, Sarah Eliza-
beth (Sadie) and daughter of
Clinton Wallace and Frances
Wallace Martin and step-
daughter of Caroline Sand-
ers Ogilvie Wallace and the
niece of Mary Lind Wallace
Devlin. All of them except
for Caroline and Mary Lind
have passed on.
During the summer
months of the 1950's, she
spent several weeks in De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. with
my father and mother and
me (Mary Lind) getting to
know our friends and her
father's friends. Clinton had
grown up here as a teenager
and a number of his friends
were still here. Sarah was
always a fun loving person
who attracted many friends
her own age. She especially
enjoyed going over to one of
the funeral Parlors owned
by her parents of one of her
friends. She and the other
youngsters often spent their
evenings there. It didn't
take long for the adults to
become suspicious of what
they were doing so often in


Cheryl Reeb and husband
Billy, Barbara Cook and
John London, and Janea
Burgess and husband Ray
all of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla.; 13 grandchildren, 13
great-grandchildren, and
special friends, Salome Al-
bert and Carol Campbell.
A time of visitation was
held Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
at Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home in DeFuniak Springs,
from 6-8 p.m. Funeral ser-
vices were held Tuesday,
Jan. 10, 2012 in the chapel
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home beginning at 2 p.m.
with Reverend Wilbur Wil-
liams officiating. Committal
services and Masonic Rites
followed at Magnolia Cem-
etery with military honors
provided by the U.S. Army.
Those serving as pallbearers
were Buddy Burgess, Da-
vid Cook, Bill Deisler, John
London, Pat Pratt, and Don-
ald Turner. Flowers were
being accepted.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.
Arrangements and ser-
vices were under the direc-
tion of Davis-Watkins Fu-
neral Home.


F. Rootes; mother, Pearl
Ledet Fontenot; sister, Bar-
bara Best; niece, Terrine
Hayes; and nephew, Michael
Peltier.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Sharon Rootes; two
sons, Dennis Jr. and Heath
Rootes both of DeFuniak
Springs; two daughters;
Vicki Henderson and hus-
band Mike, Heather Rootes
and partner Jesse Welch Jr.
all of DeFuniak; two broth-
ers, George and wife Rose-
mary Rootes of California
and Clay Fontenot of Crest-
view, Fla.; five grandchil-
dren, Ashley Butts, Camren
Sheets, Sierra Henderson,
Jesse Welch III, and Kaitlyn
Welch; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
A celebration of Dennis'
life was held Saturday, Jan.
7, 2012 in the chapel of Da-
vis-Watkins Funeral Home
in DeFuniak Springs, be-
ginning at 7 p.m. with
Brother Joel Davis officiat-
ing. A time of visitation was
held one hour prior to the
service.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.
Arrangements and ser-
vices were under the direc-
tion of Davis-Watkins Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


the room that held the cas-
kets on display which were
for sale.
One evening soon after all
the youngsters had arrived
and had gone into what
they considered their game
room, all the lights in that
room went on. The young
people were very dismayed
to see that most of their par-
ents or other relatives were
standing against the walls
staring at them. Needless
to say after that they had
to find new places to go and
games to play. And they
couldn't do that until they
were finally allowed out of
their own homes again in
the evenings.

Sarah married Lt. Col.
Richard McKibben in Febru-
ary of 1964. Together they
had two daughters, Amy
and Dana. Dana died sever-
al years ago. Amy married
Larry Lammers and togeth-
er they have two children,
Justin and Abbie. Sarah is
also survived by her step-
mother, Caroline Wallace;
her aunt, Mary Lind Devlin,
and many friends, especial-
ly including Bill and Ryda
Hatley of Panama City and
locally, Sonny Yates. All of
us will miss her very much.
"to know her was to love her"
is certainly true of Sarah.


Gressette


Mrs. Maudie Gressette,
age 94, a life long resi-
dent of the North Walton
County area passed away
in the early morning hours
of Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. She
was born Sept. 28, 1917 in
rural South Alabama, the
daughter of William Joseph
Holloway and Hettie Bea-
son Webb Holloway. As a
young girl, living on farm,
she learned quickly how to
"make do" with the bounty
of the area, sometimes spar-
ce, sometimes plentiful. It
was these skills she learned
early on in life that afforded
her a pure and simple life,
one that afforded her the
true riches of living as a
wife, mother, grandmother,
great grandmother, friend
and neighbor. On Dec. 11,
1943 she married William
Franklin Gressette Jr. a
marriage than spanned well
over a half century until
his death in 1999. Maudie
made a Christian home,
not only for him and their
daughters, but for numer-
ous children from all over
the area. When the Creator
made Maudie, He gave her a
more than generous portion
of mtherlylove. She turned
none away; loved them as
her own and nurtured and
taught and strengthened
them with faith and morals.
Neighbors and friends knew
whom to call upon if they
needed help of any kind; put-
,ting up peas and vegetables,
skinning a hog, baking pies
and cakes at every function
and event in the area, quilt-
ing, cross stitching, em-
broidering and then giving
it away; Maudie squeezed
every bit of living out of the
ninety four years God gave
her on this earth and spent
the majority of that time
doing for others, especially
children. She lost her hus-
band in later October 1999
and her own health began to
decline shortly thereafter.
Confined to a wheelchair,
nothing could dampen her
spirit or her beautiful smile
and the peace and assur-
ance from knowing Jesus
Christ as her Savior that
sparkled in her eyes when-


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ever you saw her. "Mama
Maudie." as she was known
by her youngens loved to go
shopping, especially in De-
Funiak Springs Wal-Mart
where she could see many
of her friends. Maudie Hol-
loway Gressette was a faith-
ful member of Center Ridge
United Methodist Church.
She is predeceased by her
husband, William Frank-
lin (Bill) Gressette Jr.; her
brothers, William Wayne
Holloway and Ora Lee Hol-
loway; her sister, Edna Earl
Brannon; her son-at-heart,
Jerry Lewis Crowder; two
special sons-in-law, Ken-
neth Earl McDonald and
Carroll Buffalo and special
friends, Lucille McInnis,
Bertha Davis and Ora Lee
Harrison.
Among survivors are her
daughters, Carolyn Rebecca
McDonald and Mary Ruth
Gressette Buffalo; her very
special daughters-at-heart,
Sylvia Mitchem, Lorene Mc-
Cart and Martha Smothers;
her special grandchildren
at heart, Jeremy and Jus-
tin Tankersley and Michael
Moore; her special grand-
children at heart, Colton
and Cayden Tankersley;
two step-granddaughters,
Carol Anne Welch and Amy
Ripley. Eight step great-
grand children and eight
step great-great-grandchil-
dren; her brother, Duncan
Eugene Holloway and wife
Mary Alice. A special friend
Mae McDonald and many
nieces and nephews also
survive.
The family wishes to give
a special thanks to the em-
ployees of Emerald Coast
Hospice for their loving and
outstanding service and to
her kind and loving hair-
dresser Carolyn Command-
er.
Floral arrangements
were being accepted. A time
of visitation was Monday,
Jan. 9, 2012 from 6 until 8
P.M. in Jerry Evans Cha-
pel. Funeral services were
.held Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
at 11 a.m. in Center Ridge
United Methodist Church
with Reverend John Wesley
Spivey, Reverend Jimmy
Cook, Reverend Ron Curry
and Chaplain Jim Vail offi-
ciating. Burial will follow in
Center Ridge Cemetery.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
the guest register at jerrye-
vansfuneralhome.com


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Vinice "Lottie" Onester
Graham. age 68. of De-
Funiak Springs. Fla., passed
away Wednesday, Jan. 4.
2012 at her residence. She
was born August 3. 1943 in
Ponce de Leon, Fla.
She was a member of the
Red Bay Church of Christ
and a faithful servant of St.
John's A.M.E. in Ponce de
Leon. For many years she
cared for the children of lo-
cal family and friends in her
home.
She is preceded in death
by her husband of 39 years,
Bobby Walter Graham; par-
ents, Douglas and Kummie
Cobb; and brothers, Bur-
nice, Douglas, Jr., Timon,
Edward, Lorenzo, and Dee
Cobb.
She is survived by one
daughter, Madalyn Graham
Green and husband Daryl of
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; two
sons, Michael Walter Gra-
ham and Douglas Graham
and wife Susan both of De-
Funiak Springs; three broth-
ers, John Cobb of Ponce de
Leon, Fla., Joseph Cobb and
friend Ruby Head of Fort
Walton Beach, Fla., and
David Cobb and wife Deb-
bie of Plant City, Fla.; four
sisters, Janie Mae Peterson
of Detroit, Michigan, Julia
Ann Walker of DeFuniak
Springs, Minnie Pearl Cobb


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ter Lee Randolph and hus-
band Theodis of Argyle,
Fla.; Four sisters-in-law;
Monica Cobb of DeFuniak
, Eloise Cobb of Brooklyn,
N.Y.. Mary Frances Mason
and husband Willie Jr. of
Dundee Fla. and AlMarie
Johnson and husband Ers-
ley Sr. of Haines City, Fla.;
10 grandchildren: Tabitha
Green of Tallahassee, Fla.,
Ja Von, Ariel, Joel, Zecha-
riah, Naomi, Abigail, Hope,
and Isaiah Green all of De-
Funiak and Ashlee Cobb of
Crestview, Fla..
A time of visitation will be
held Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
at Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home, 1474 Highway 83
North, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, from 7 to 8
p.m. Funeral services will
be held Saturday, Jan. 14,
2012 at St. John's A.M.E.
Church, beginning at 11
a.m. with Pastors Adrienne
McClendon and La Tonja
Neal officiating. Committal
services will follow at Eu-
chee Valley Cemetery.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.
Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direction
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home.


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Hayden


Mr. Thomas John
Hayden, 75, passed away
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.
He was born May 20, 1936
in Detroit, Mich. to Harry
and Helen Kleinschmidt
Hayden.
Mr. Hayden was a resi-
dent ofGrosse Pointe Woods,
Michigan and had been
staying in Gulf Trace for the
winter for the past 16 years.
He retired as a designer in
the automotive industry at
the age of 67 after working
for over 37 years. He was a


Poss
James "Mike" Michael
Poss, 47, of Red Bay, Fla.,
passed away Saturday, Jan.
7, 2012.
He was born May 19,
1964 in Rogersville, Ala.
to James and Paulette Cox


Richard Stanley Brown,
age 59, of Freeport, Fla.
passed away Thursday, Jan.
5, 2012 at his residence. He
was born March 3, 1952 in
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. to
the late Damon and Viola
Brown. In his spare time
he enjoyed hunting, fishing,
dirt track racing, and play-
ing baseball.
Richard is survived by
one sister, Phyliss Messer
and husband Don; three
nephews, Stone Messer and
Wife Stephanie, nephew and


Lamb
Mr. Freddie Earnest
"Fred" Lamb, 56, of Pros-
perity, Fla. passed away
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. He
was born Feb. 20, 1955 in
Miami, Fla. to Howard and
Lyda Price Lamb.


very dedicated husband, fa-
ther, and grandfather.
Mr. Hayden is preceded
in death by his parents; one
sister, Marilyn Cornish and
one brother, Larry Hayden.
Mr. Hayden is survived
by his loving wife of 52
years, Mary A. Hayden; two
sons, Barry Patrick Hayden
and wife, Renee and Brian
Thomas Hayden; two daugh-
ters, Susan Ann Still and
Mary Clair Lyons and hus-
band, Robert; one brother,
Michael Hayden and wife,


Poss.
Mike Poss was a resident
of Red Bay. He was a veter-
an of the U. S. Armed Forces
serving his country in the
U.S. Army and the Army
National Guard. He worked
as a roofer and a plumber
in the construction industry
for many years; he was a
very talented guitar player.
Mike is preceded in death
by his paternal grandpar-
ents, Johnny Poss and Jan-
nie Lee Poss; and maternal
grandfather, Royce Cox, and
nephew, Dustin Paul Gill-
ham.
Mike is survived by his
father and mother, Jim
and Paulette Poss of Red
Bay, one step-son, Thomas
Chambers; one sister, Darry
Ann Gillham and husband,


Brown
best friend, Robby and wife
Elizabeth, and Brandon
Messer; two nieces, Teasa
Albee and husband Denny
and Nikki Rutherford and
husband J.D.; great nieces,
Jessie Messer, Londyn and
Vivienne Albee; great neph-
ew, Parker Rutherford; two
aunts and numerous cous-
ins all of Freeport.

Funeral services will be
held Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
at New Beginnings Church
of Freeport beginning at


Mr. Lamb was a resident
of Prosperity. He worked as
a plasterer in the Stucco In-
dustry for many years, He
owned and operated Fred's
Plastering. He enjoyed rid-
ing his motorcycle.
Mr. Lamb is preceded in
death by his parents.
Mr. Lamb is survived by
his three sons, Jason Lamb
of Oak Hill, Fla., Shaun
Lamb and wife, Amanda, of
Tennessee and Jason John-
son of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla.; Three brothers, Kenny
Lamb, Frank Ceasric and
wife, Peggy and Earnest
Lamb and wife, Sandy; six
grandchildren, Michael
Johnson, Kyle Lamb, Kait-
lyn Lamb, Lyda Beth Lamb
and Byron Gage Lamb.
A time of visitation will


Sara, and three grandchil-
dren, Alex Feringa, Samuel
Hayden and Levi Hayden.
A memorial service will
be held at a later date.

Friends and family 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.


Kevin; one brother, Donald
Lee Poss and wife, Tammi;
maternal grandmother, Ev-
elyn Cox; three nieces, Tam-
mi, Kayla and Hanna and
four nephews, Cody, Joshua,
Joey and Justin.

Memorial services were
held at 11 a.m., Tuesday,
Jan. 10, 2012, at Pleasant
Valley Baptist Church, with
Rev. Doyle Redwine and
Jimmy Cox officiating.
Memorialization will be
by cremation.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


3 p.m. with Pastor Louis
Taunton officiating. A time
of visitation will be held one
hour prior to the service.
Committal services will fol-
low at Hatcher Cemetery.
Flowers are being accepted.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


be held from 10 -11 a.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home,
230 Park Avenue, DeFu'niak
Springs, FL 32435.
Graveside services will be
held at 11:30 a.m., Wednes-
day, Jan. 11, 2012, at Man-
ning Cemetery with Rev.
Terry Hinote officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jer-
emy Payne, Josh Payne,
Jason Lamb, Shaun Lamb,
Jason Johnson and- Bob
Manning.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with the
arrangements.


God is Love
Definition:

The very nature of God, and the greatest of the Christian virtues. Attributes of love
include patience, kindness, protection, trusting, hoping, and persevering. Love is not
envious, boastful, proud, rude, self-seeking, easily angered, a recorder of wrongs or does
it take delight in evil.

Meaning:

Love, therefore, needs to be prevalent in our lives if we are to be called Christians. For
how else can love be the greatest of Christian virtues if non-Christians cannot see love
being demonstrated in our lives.

Scripture Support:
I John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
Shim should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his
love is perfected in us.

I John 4:16
Ad we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Conclusion:

God loves us more than we can ever know. However, His love for us is to fill us so much
that it overflows from us to others, so thpy can begin to know and experience God's love.
Yes, He sent His Son to die for us, but MH did so for others as well.

Application: .

I will seek to allow God's love to fill mydife so that I can love my fellow Christians as well
Snon-Christians in an effort to bring them into a relationship where they can experi-
ence the greatest love of all God's.


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An Opiate

By Ronnie McBrayer


I am sometimes suspi-
cious of how we employ our
faith. Don't get me wrong,
faith is important to me, and
I have given my life to it. But
sometimes I treat my faith
like it is a medicine cabinet
or a pharmaceutical, going
to it only when something is
wrong, or if I am looking for
a quick remedy.
My head hurts," so I go to
the medicine cabinet looking
for a pain reliever. "I have a
stomach ache," so I reach in
for a spiritual antacid. "I feel
so uncertain," so I explore
my therapeutic options. "I'm
feeling a bit anxious," so I
look for something that will
serve as divine Prozac.
Certainly I am not the only
one who does this it is a
common practice and I'm
not the only one to make
this observation. Strangely
enough (strange because
rarely goes a Christian writ-
er reference this man), it was
Karl Marx who popularized
this view, and this analogy
would be incomplete with-
out referring to his legend-
ary quote.
Marx said, "Religion is the
opiate of the people," and it
appears he understood the
medicinal, tranquilizing ef-
fects of religious faith fairly
well. Now, before you write
that letter to the editor or
attempt to get your pound
of flesh from this simple
columnist, understand that
I am no Marxist not even
close I- detest anything
that smacks of coercion.
But that doesn't mean
that some of Marx's ob-
servations about religion


were incorrect, even if his
means of modification were
suspect. Marx felt that reli-
gious faith did very little to
actually help people. Rather
than drilling down to the
source of a person's trouble,
he claimed that religion only
treated that person's symp-
toms. It was a barbiturate
that had a numbing influ-
ence, instead of resulting in
empowerment.
Faith in God, according
to Marx, keeps the believer
trapped in his or her current
state, incapacitated, and
prevents him or her from
experiencing real, personal,
substantial change. In short,
Marx criticized the false re-
lief that faith can bring -
false because nothing ever
really changes and I find
it difficult to argue with his
conclusion.
The faith that is peddled
by many pulpits today is
little more than a sedative.
It helps people to forget
their pain and suffering,
helps them sleep at night,
and keeps them hanging on
for next week's dose of trari-
quility; but it does very little
to move people to a place of
growing, spiritual health.
Thus, we can easily suc-
ceed in converting our faith
into a first-aid kit, only turn-
ing to it when something
hurts, and leaving it in the
cabinet otherwise. Yes, when
life hurts I want relief. Yet,
the real power of faith is not
its ability to magically stop
our pain or to provide a fix to
get us through a rough spot.
Faith simply doesn't remove
our troubles and worries,


offering bubble-gummed-
flavored baby aspirin, and
cartooned-band-aids.
Rather, faith offers us a
new way to live, an opportu-
nity to change our lifestyle.
It does more than medicate
our boo-boos or make us
happy when we have been
made sad. On the contrary,
faith has the power to trans-
forms us, to shape and fit
us for life, making us whole
and well. '
It would do us and Marx
well to hear some of the
earliest words of Christian
faith, written by the Apos-
tle James. He said to some
of the first believers, "My
friends, what good is it for
one of you to say that you
have faith if your actions do
not prove it? Faith that does
not lead to change is a faith
that is dead."
It is possible to find great in-
spiration in our faith; to be
comforted, reassured, and
soothed, that feeling that,
yes, we believe all the right
things. Yet, if such beliefs
do not have transformative
power in our lives, then we
do not have faith at all. In-
stead, we are addicted to a
spiritual tranquilizer that
blinds us to the reality of
our world and the renewal
God seeks to produce in our
lives.

Ronnie McBrayer is a syn-
dicated columnist, speaker,
and author. His books in-
clude "Leaving Religion,
Following Jesus" and "The
Jesus Tribe." Visit his web-
site at www.ronniemcbray-
er.net.


Otter Creek Methodist Church to host gospel sing


The Sweet Jesus Sing-
ers will be singing at Otter
Creek Methodist Church,


Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.
The church is located-
four miles north of Ponce de


Leon, off SR-81.
The church cordially in-
vites everyone.


Lonnie Forehand will be at the DeFuniak Springs-,
Civic Center speaking, Thursday night, Jan. 12, 6;3Op.*
Special singing.
Everyone welcome.
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morning service. Serving the faithful at 4189 Coy Burgess Loop call (850) 892-5332. 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@embarqmail.com
since 1837. Come to the country for worship. Call pastor Henry website www.fumcdefuniakspnngs.org
Martin at (850)892-4860 for more information.


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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".


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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.


ARGYLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 252 Argyle Church Road, Argyle,
FL invites everyone to attend their services. Sunday School 9:45
a.m. all ages, Church Service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. -
all ages, Wednesday night 6 p.m. Pastor James Burnham. Call
(850)892-2327, or (850)259-2173. All are welcome.

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

BEECHGROVE CHURCH OF GOD and pastor D. Wayne
Rickards extend a warm welcome to everyone to attend their regular
services. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m.; morning worship at 11
a.m.; Sunday night services begin at 5 p.m. and Wednesday night
services begin at 6 p.m. The church is located six miles south of
Ponce de Leon on CR 183. For information (850)836-4484.

BIBLE BELIEVERS BAPTIST CHURCH, The congregation and
Pastor Dan Hershey, would like to invite you to come and be a part of
our continuing church growth. If you are looking for a fundamental,
KJV Bible-believing, independent Baptist Church, then we are just
what you are looking for. The preaching is not compromised, it is
straight out of God's Word. The preaching is known to be "old-
fashioned," like it used to be. So, please come join us in worship.
330 North Davis Lane, DFS. Sunday School at 10 a.m. services 11
and 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study 6:30
p.m. "Teaching the Bible as it is for men as they are."

COMMUNITY HOLINESS CHURCH is located at 971 W.
Live Oak Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Pastor Howard Taylor and
congregation welcomes you to join Spirit filled worship services
where we'll treat you in so many different ways, you will have to
like some of them. Service each Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 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
loving people who center our lives around the person of Jesus
Christ and a solid approach to the Holy Scriptures. We do pray for
the sick and needy, and believe in the bible gospel of power to meet
the human need. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. and Wednesday night
classes begin at 6:30 p.m., Teens: Wednesday nights, Children's
Church: Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Cornerstone
Church is located at 2044 Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak
Springs. Ph.(850) 892-2240.

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-
tles and their preaching as recorded in the Book of Acts and other
New Testament teachings. Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. with
Sunday school for the children and a spirt-filled worship for adults.
Sunday evening service begins at 5:30 with prayer, with worship
and preaching beginning-at 6 p.m. Wednesday night bible study
begins at 7 p.m. and we offer family prayer on Thursday from 6 p.m
to 7 p.m. each week. Not able to physically attend? Hear sermons
posted on our website at www.defuniakapostolic.com. Come and
experience church the way God started it all in the New Testament!
If you have any questions or need ministry assistance, please feel
free to call the church office at (850) 892-7882. Rev. David W. King,
Pastor.

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located at
461 Van Buren Avenue, pastor Russell Pettis, his wife, Angie 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
[245121bd 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


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 and
a sincere hunger for the outpouring of the Spirit of God. We are a
church where God's presence is never taken for granted and neither
are you. Freedom Fellowship is a church looking for a people "who
will humble themselves before God and seek His ways." 2Chr. 7:14,
Pastor Dennis Grey II invites your family to be a part of our family
each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Casual dress / Contemporary Worship.
We are now meeting at the Continental Worship Center located at
2132 U.S. 90 across from the DeFuniak Springs Airport.

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
visitors. 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 of GPC invite you to come and worship with them. At GPC, you'll
find teaching that's biblical, practical, and encouraging; worship that's
exciting, joyous, and Christ-honoring; and fellowship that's warm and
personal. Sunday: Sunday School (all ages!) at 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship 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.
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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-
mation 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 ENTERINGG 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 SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH and its
congregation cordially invite you to attend services with us. Sunday
School is at 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Services are at 6:00 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, comer


of Live Oak and 21st Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL. "Open Hearts,
Open Minds, Open Doors," Pastor David Wilson. Sunday School
9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m. The small church by the side of
the road with a cross over the entrance, longing to extend the love
and peace of God to any wayfarer or pilgrim seeking a rest from
this world of strife and despair. A place where common people can
assemble for simple worship and experience the Presence of God
in their midst. "For where two or three are gathered together in my
name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20 K.J.V. "The
devil wins a skirmish with a roar, but we belong to HIM who wins the
war."









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Sports


Laurel Hill holds off Freeport
comeback to beat Lady
Bulldogs 46-43
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Collin Myrick awarded 2012 Taylor Haugen


Trophy at Freeport school assembly


By REID TUCKER
The past month has been
busy for Freeport senior
Collin Myrick, who was re-
cently named the recipient
of this year's Taylor Haugen
Trophy.
The award, Myrick's most
recent after being selected
late last year as one of 12
national finalists for the
Wendy's High School Heis-
man Award, came at the
tail-end of a special assem-
bly at Freeport High School
on Friday, Jan. 6. Myrick's
selection as the winner of
the award is particularly
fitting, as the assembly
was called to recognize the
both the academic and ath-
letic accomplishments of the


school's students in the past
year.
The Taylor Haugen Tro-
phy is is given annually to
the local standout senior
that best exemplifies com-
mitment to academics and
athletics, as well as commu-
nity service and faith. Tay-
lor's father, Brian Haugen,
said those were all attri-
butes of his son, a Niceville
High wide receiver who was
15 years old when he died
in 2008 from complications
resulting from injuries sus-
tained on the field.
Haugen and his wife,
Kathy, along with past win-
ners Caise Vickery and Gar-
rett Teal, presented Myrick
with the 2012 trophy be-


cause, as Haugen said.
Myrick has all the same
qualities as his son did in
life.
"We feel that he'll be a
phenomenal ambassador to
what the trophy represents
and the legacy my son left,"
Haugen said.
"To win this trophy you
have to have the attributes
of Christian faith, commu-
nity service, leadership,
academics and athletics but
you also have to have that
extra something, [the at-
titude of] 'don't quit, never
give up'...pushing through
the hard times and becom-
ing successful. That's where
[Taylor's] legacy lives on and
that's how we're able to live


FREEPORT'S COLLIN MYRICK accepted the 2012 Taylor Haugen Trophy from Brian
and Kathy Haugen, the parents of the late Niceville football player. They, along with past
award winners, presented Myrick with the trophy at a Jan. 6 assembly recognizing Freeport
High School's academic and athletic achievements. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


on with the loss of him."
Myrick. who said he to-
taled more than 600 hours
of community service, is
the fourth recipient of the
award, which includes a
$1,500 scholarship, and the
first winner from a school
outside Okaloosa County.
He is set to graduate at
the top of his class with a
weighted GPA of 4.4 and
he has been involved with
Key Club, National Honor
Society and student govern-
ment throughout his tenure
at Freeport, as well as being
variously a member of the
football, baseball and bas-
ketball teams.

For his part, Myrick was
stunned to be named this
year's award winner.
"I don't think there's any
way it can completely sink
in, he said. "It's happened
so fast that I can't wrap my
head around it all. I said
from day one that the Tay-
lor Haugen Foundation's
scholarship is one I always
wanted to be honored with.
The money isn't the biggest
thing; it's the honor. I'm so
thankful to be welcomed to
the family and to say that
I'm part of such an amazing
foundation.
"I believe that God has a
plan for me and he is work-
ing in my life, and as long
as I continue to follow those
doors he opens for me, great
things will continue to hap-
pen."
Myrick will be formally
presented with his trophy at
the All Sports Association/
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes breakfast banquet


on Feb. 18. The trophy will
remain on display at the
Okaloosa Conference Cen-
ter on Okaloosa Island.
While Myrick's award
was the highlight of the
Freeport assembly, it was
hardly the only success
story recognized that after-
noon, as Principal Shirley
Foster and Athletic Director
Jim Anderson also praised
the rest of the student body
for its achievements in and
out of the classroom.
On the academic side of
things, Freeport's perfor-
mance on the last year's
Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Test earned the
school a "B" grade. That
score was was bolstered by
growth in several other ar-
eas, namely great increases
in enrollment in the Micro-
soft Specialist certification
program, which saw par-
ticipation expand to 44 stu-
dents in the program's sec-
ond year.
As for athletics and other
extracurricular activities,
the school's accolades were
many.
The varsity baseball team
won the district champion-
ship last spring and made
it to the Elite 8 before being
eliminated, all in the first
year of Shaun Arntz' coach-
ing tenure. The varsity foot-
ball team came in second
place in District 1-A and
made it to the state Final
4, while the volleyball team
finished the 2011 season
with a 21-7 record, a district
championship and regional
final appearance and.a Flor-
ida High School Athletic
Association academic cham-


pionship. Finally, the boys'
basketball team took fifth
place at this year's Hilton
Sandestin Beach Basketball
Blowout the first time a
Freeport team won a tro-
phy in the 17-year history of
the post-Christmas tourna-
ment.
The varsity band earned
straight superior ratings at
the Southern Showcase In-
vitational Marching Band
competition for the fifth year
in a row, winning first place
among all bands in Class A,
among other competition
achievements. Addition-
ally, the cheerleading squad
placed third in regional
competition, despite being
the only Class A squad in
the "small school" division,
good enough to qualify it for
state-level competition.
Individual students were
also recognized, as Theresa
Johnson won eight out of
10 cross country meets and
was the first Freeport fe-
male runner to compete at
a state-level meet. Finally,
Kate Duross qualified for
the regional golf tourna-
ment.

Foster also commended
Freeport's faculty and staff
for their role in making the
school what it is. She said
the hard work exhibited by
the whole Freeport family
is the source of the school's
success and will continue to
be the hallmark of that suc-
cess in the coming year.
"I'm just so proud... of all
of you for all that you do on
a daily basis to make this
school the best in the coun-
ty," Foster said.


Lady Braves Defeat Crusaders 53-28


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Lady Braves
girls basketball team over-
came a slow start to defeat
the Pensacola Catholic Cru-
saders 53-28 on Thursday
night to improve to 13-5
overall and 3-0 in district
competition.
Junior Taliah Moore led
Walton with 18 points as
eight different players got
on the scoreboard to help
Walton rally from a 14-10
first quarter deficit.
Te'Ondria Guice and
Krista McQueen added nine
points each as the Braves
went on a 19-4 scoring run in
the second quarter to hold a
29-18 lead at intermission.
The Braves forced 31
turnovers in the contest as
the Crusaders struggled
with their ball-handling af-
ter the first quarter -of play,
rolling up 28 turnovers over
the final 24 minutes of the
game.
The Braves made their


first nine free throw at-
tempts of the game and
finished 10-of-13 from the
charity stripe while getting
off 71 shots from the floor.
Though the Braves shot
only 21-of-71 in the contest,
they got enough second and
third chances to put plenty
of points on the scoreboard.
The Braves had only eight
turnovers of their own and
coach Jerry Hester shuttled
in his six reserves to provide
plenty of rest for the start-
ers in the second half.
The Crusaders could man-
age only 9-of-27 shooting
from the field with Gabrielle
Clune leading the way with
eight points. No other Pen-
sacola Catholic player was
able to score more than five
points in the game.
The loss dropped the Cru-
saders to 1-14 on the year
and 0-3 in district play.
Team Notes: Walton is
now 8-26 against the Cru-
saders since the 1993-94 sea-


son though the Braves are
6-5 in the last 11 meetings.
The Braves win in Pensaco-
la on Dec. 8 was the school's
first victory in girls basket-
ball in the Catholic gymna-
sium in at least 19 seasons.
Taliah Moore has 996 points
in 64 career games at Wal-


ton. Moore is averaging 15.6
. points per game in her ca-
reer and should eclipse the
1,000-point mark against
Holmes County on Jan.
12 in Bonifay. The Braves
took the junior varsity con-
test with the Crusaders by
a score of 30-20. The Lady


WALTON'S DEFENSE SMOTHERED Pensacola Catho-
lic in the second half of play, holding the Crusaders to just
10 points over the final 16 minutes of play as the Braves
posted a 53-28 victory on Thursday night. (Photo by Patrick
Casey)


WALTON'S GILLIAN INFINGER(21) helped the Braves
to overcome a slow start as they defeated district foe Pensa-
cola Catholic 53-28 on Thursday night to improve to 13-5
overall and 3-0 in district play. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


WALTON MADE THEIR FIRST NINE free throws
against Pensacola Catholic and got 18 points from junior
Taliah Moore as they won their first game in 2012 at home.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


Braves can wrap up a state
playoff berth and the top
seed in the district tourna-


ment if they defeat Marian-
na in DeFuniak Springs on
Jan. 20.


School Sports

Calendar

Wednesday- Jan. 11
Freeport, South Walton and Walton Girls Weightlifting in
Fort Walton Beach 3 p.m.

Thursday- Jan. 12
South Walton Girls and Boys Basketball at West Gadsden
(3 games) 3 p.m.
P.C. Mosley at South Walton Girls and Boys Soccer 5/7
p.m.
Walton Girls and Boys Soccer at Rocky Bayou 5/7 p.m.
Bethlehem at Freeport Girls Basketball 5:30/6:45 p.m.
Walton Girls Basketball at Holmes Co. 6/7:15 p.m.
PDL Girls Basketball at Graceville 7 p.m.

Friday- Jan. 13
Walton Girls Weightlifting vs Baker 3:15 p.m.
Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball at Laurel Hill (4 games)
4 p.m.
PDL Girls and Boys Basketball at Vernon (3 games) 4
p.m.
Jay at Freeport Girls and Boys Basketball (3 games) 5:30
p.m.
South Walton Girls Basketball at P.C. Mosley 5:30/7 p.m.
Franklin Co. at Freeport Soccer 6 p.m.

Saturday- Jane 14
South Walton Wrestling at Live Oak Suwannee
Freeport JV Girls Basketball at South Walton Tourna-
ment
NW FL State Women's Basketball at Pensacola 5:30 p.m.
NW FL State Men's Basketball at Pensacola 7:30 p.m.

Monday- Jan. 16
South Walton Girls and Boys Basketball at Liberty Co.(3
games) 3 p.m.
South Walton and Walton Girls Soccer District at P.C. Bay
5/7 p. m.

Tuesday- Jan. 17
Bethlehem at Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball (4 games)
4 p.m.
PDL Girls Basketball at NFC 4:30/6:30 p.m.
Baker at Freeport Girls Basketball 5:30/6:45 p.m.
P.C. Bozeman at South Walton Girls and Boys Basketball
5:30/7 p.m.
Walton Boys Basketball at Marianna 5:30/7 p.m.
Marianna at Freeport Soccer 6 p.m.
Sneads at PDL Boys Basketball 6/7:30 p.m.









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Laurel Hill holds off Freeport comeback to beat Lady Bulldogs 46-43


By REID TUCKER
A late-game Freeport
comeback was not enough
to stave off the advance of
the Laurel Hill girls' squad
as the Lady Bulldogs' squad
fell 46-43 in one of their clos-
est games this season.

The shooters of Freeport
(3-13) struggled to find their
range early in the contest,
held Thursday, Jan. 5 at
Freeport, which gave way
to a 27-12 Laurel Hill (7-6)
lead at halftime. However,
the Lady Bulldogs outscored
their opponents by an over-
whelming 20-4 in the third
quarter, cutting the deficit
to take the lead by the end of
the period. Both sides turned
up the pressure in the fourth
quarter, with Freeport stay-
ing in striking distance for


the duration even closing
within one point with less
than two minutes left but
some clutch shooting from
the stripe in the final sec-
onds by Laqueatta Williams
sealed the deal for the Ho-
boes.
I Both teams had two play-
ers to score 13 points each,
tying for the top-scoring
spot, and, coincidentally,
each of the four players in
question had one scoreless
quarter. Charity Head and
Laura Hamm had the dis-
tinction for Freeport, while
Williams and Mason Piper
set the mark for Laurel Hill.
The main difference-maker
in the game was Laurel
Hill's size, which limited the
Lady Bulldogs' potential for
rebounds, though they did
very well shooting from the


perimeter throughout the
night.

Head did all Freeport's
scoring in the first quarter
and went on to score 13 be-
fore the night was over. re-
maining a reliable source of
baskets for the Lady Bull-
dogs. Nevertheless. her five
points in the period were not
enough without help from
her teammates and Laurel
Hill took advantage, cruising
to a 13-5 lead on the backs
of Mason and Williams. The
second quarter was more
of the same, with Ham and
Shadia Mitry scoring seven
points for Freeport, while
Laurel Hill surged ahead to
a 27-12 lead.

Freeport turned the tables
in the third quarter, emerg-


ing from the locker room
with a newfound drive and.
working steadily to stave off
the defense of Laurel Hill.
cut their losses to 31-25 with
two minutes to go. The turn-
around continued into the fi-
nal minute as Mitry drained
a deep 2-pointer followed
immediately by another
shot, this one behind the
arc. and a layup with just
seconds remaining. Ham
and Head also drained a 2
and 3 apiece, the combined
result of which was a 32-31
Freeport lead going into the
final quarter.
The Lady Bulldogs' mo-
mentum in the previous pe-
riod seemed to taper off as
the fourth wore on, and they
were outpointed 15-11 by
the Hoboes. Laurel Hill re-
claimed the lead with Piper


leading the charge, though
the rest of the team save two
players contributed at least
2-point baskets. Freeport
did not go down without a
fight though, as a 3-pointer
from Ham turned a four-
point Laurel Hill lead with
two minutes to go into a ten-
uous 44-43 Hobo lead just
south of the minute mark.
With the Freeport squad


burning through its remain-
ing timeouts to stop the de-
laying tactics of Laurel Hill,
Williams got the and-1, fol-
lowed by another foul, which
earned her one last trip to
the charity stripe with 6.6
seconds showing on the
clock. Moments later, she
drained both free-throws to
sink the Lady Bulldogs 46-
43.


PDL Boys Fall to Altha


By PATRICK CASEY
The Altha Wildcats got 29
points from Will Rogers as
they defeated the Ponce de
Leon Pirates in a District 3
contest on Jan. 3 by a score
of 55-28. Rogers, who canned
eight shots from behind the
arc, scored 13 points in the
first quarter as the visiting


team rolled to a 21-6 lead
after eight minutes of play.
Rogers continued the bar-
rage in the second quarter
as he added 12 more points
in pacing Altha to a 43-17
halftime advantage.
The Pirates struggled
with poor shooting in the
first half as they made only


6-of-18 shots from the field
while coughing up 10 turn-
overs. Altha, which had only
one turnover in the first
half of play, was able to bilk
the clock in the second half
while shooting 21-of-51 from
the floor to improve to 4-6 on
the year.

The Pirates got eight
points from Logan Taylor as
they hit only 11-of-37 shots
from the floor and 5-of-12


from the charity stripe in
their first game of 2012.
Team Notes: The Pirates
dropped games at Rocky
Bayou 71-43 and at home to
Wewahitchka 67-44 to fall
to 0-14 on the year. Ponce
de Leon is 3-60 in their last
63 boys basketball contests.
The Pirates' best chance at
a victory this season may
come in a Homecoming con-
test against Liberty County
on Jan. 28.


2011-12 High School Boys Basketball Standings


Through Jan 8
District 1, Class A

Malone
Paxton
Poplar Springs
Bethlehem
Laurel Hill
Central

District 2, Class A

Holmes Co.
Chipley
Freeport
:Jay_
Baker
Northview

District 3, Class A

Cottondale
Sneads
Graceville
Wewahitchka
Altha
Vernon
Ponce de Leon

District 4, Class A

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

District 1, Class 4A

Walton
Pensacola Catholic
Marianna


District

6
5
S3
2
2
0

District
W
5
4
. .... . .. ..........
3
2
2
0

District

7 .
5

4
3
2
0

District
W
7
6
4
3
2
1
0

District
W
1
1
1


Overall
W
16
12

8
5


....... ................. i ..... ......... .............................
Overall
L W L
1 10 5
1 .. 10.. 3.
2 10 6
3 6 4.. ........ ... _.
4 7 7
5 0 11


L
0

3
4
4
5
8


Overall
W L
12 4
7 5
6 8
...6 . 10

4 9
r" 0- i"-" t4^


Overall
W

S 10


i 4
1 "


SOverall


6
6


PONCE DE LEON GOT EIGHT POINTS from Logan
Taylor but is still looking for the team's first victory as the
Pirates lost three games last week to fall to 0-14 overall.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


On this date in local

sports.....January 13, 1989

By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Lady Braves improved to 6-2 on the year
in girls basketball as Shannon Supple scored 20 points in
helping the home team defeat the Florala Wildcats 60-56.
Teammate Melinda Nelson added 16 points as the Lady
Braves rallied from a three point halftime deficit to claim
the victory.


2011-12 High School Girls Basketball Standings


District 1, Class A

Paxton
Malone
Laurel Hill
Poplar Springs
Central
Bethlehem

District 2, Class A

Baker
Holmes Co.
Chipley
Northview
Jay
Freeport

District 3, Class A

Ponce de Leon
Cottondale
Graceville
Sneads
Vernemon
Wewahitchka

District 4, Class A

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

District 1, Class 4A

Walton
Mananna
Pensacola Catholic


District
W
5
5
3
2
1
0

District
W
5
4
4
1
2
0

District
W
7
4
5
3
2
1

Distinct
W
7
4
5
3
2
2
0

Distinct
W
3
2
0


Overall

13
14
8
6
8
1

Overall
W
13
7
8
1
8
3

Overall
W
14
7
* 8
7
2
2

Overall
W
11
7
5
5
3
3
0

Overall
W
13
4
1


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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 -7
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.


FREEPORT'S LAURA HAM was one of two members of
the Lady Bulldogs squad to score 13 points in the Laurel
Hill contest, which turned out to be one of the closer games
in Freeport's tough 3-13 schedule. (Photo by Reid Tucker)



DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. Oregon State quarterback Terry Baker scored the only
touchdown of the 1962 Liberty Bowl as he raced 99 yards to
give the Beavers a 6-0 win over Villanova. Baker is the only
player to win the Heisman Trophy and play in the NCAA
basketball Final Four in the saihe school year, though his
school fell to Cincinnati 80-46 in the semi-finals.

2. The National Hockey League began its first season
in operation in 1917 with four teams: the Montreal Cana-
diens, the Ottawa Senators, the Montreal Wanderers and
the Toronto Arenas.

3. The University of Cincinnati defeated Bradley 75-73
in seven overtimes on Dec. 21, 1981, as Doug Schloemer of
the Bearcats nails a 15-foot jumper with one second left to
end the longest basketball game in NCAA Division I his-
tory.

4. Scott Skiles set an NBA record with 30 assists in help-
ing the Orlando Magic to a 155-116 win over the Denver
Nuggets on Dec. 30, 1990.

5. Walton junior Taliah Moore needs four more points
to reach the 1,000-points scored mark for the Lady Braves
basketball team. Moore will likely accomplish the feat on
Thursday night in Bonifay when Walton takes on the Lady
Bluedevils.


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Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEY and
REID TUCKER
Poor shooting by Freeport
and 33 points from Holmes
County center Chris Walker
helped the Bluedevils to an
82-44 victory over the Bull-
dogs in a District 2, Class A
battle on Friday night. Free-
port hit only 20-of-70 shots
from the floor while the host
squad connected on 35-of-61
from the field to roll to a 41-
22 lead at halftime. Freeport
dropped their fifth straight
game in the series and are
only 4-9 against Holmes
County under coach David
Burke. Austin Woodard
led Freeport with 17 points
while Collin Myrick added
14. The Bulldogs will host
the Bonifay-based squad on
January 26.
Panama City's North
Bay Haven's soccer team
defeated Freeport (1-8) 6-3
despite goals from Matthew
Blair, Tony Cosio and Dal-
ton Shost. Blair and Shost
also had assists on the night
of Thursday, Jan. 5, as did
Josh O'Daniel. Freeport had


a 2-1 lead after the half,
but North Bay Haven ral-
lied back to tie the game at
3-all, sending the contest
into overtime, after which
the Panama City squad
turned up the pressure to
take the win by three goals.
The 2011-2012 season is the
first year North Bay Haven
has fielded a soccer team.
ESPN's coverage of the
Rose Bowl Game presented
by Vizio and the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl saw an 8-per-
cent increase over 2011.
The Rose Bowl Game, which
garnered an 11.8 rating,
was the highest-rated cable
program, outside of ESPN's
NFL coverage, since the
2011 Tostitos BCS National
Championship. The Fiesta
Bowl represents ESPN's
fourth-highest, non-NFL au-
dience in network history.
The Valero Alamno Bowl
garnered a 5.1 rating, mak-
ing it the fifth-highest rat-
ed non-BCS bowl game in
ESPN history.
The Champs Sports Bowl
earned a 3.6 rating, in-


creasing from a 2.2 rating
one season ago. The game
between Florida State and
Notre Dame attracted a re-
cord crowd of 68.305.
The Meineke Car Care
Bowl of Texas posted the
second-largest crowd in
bowl history. hosting 68.395
spectators.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl
posted its 15th consecutive
sellout Auburn defeated
Virginia.
On the strength of re-
turning all seven letterwin-
ners who participated in
the 2011 NCAA Champion-
ship match, the University
of Florida women's tennis
team was ranked first in the
Intercollegiate Tennis Asso-
ciation Preseason Rankings.
Florida, the defending NCAA
champion, is ranked No. 1 to
start the year for the eighth
time since the ranking sys-
tem began for the 1985-86
season. It is UF's first pre-
season No. 1 ranking since
the 2003-04 campaign. The
Gators capped their 2011


NCAA Title run with a 31-1
overall record, defeating
Stanford. 4-3. in a thrilling
finale held in Stanford. Ca-
lif. The Cardinals open the
2011-12 season ranked sec-
ond. with Duke. North Car-
olina. UCLA. Baylor, Geor-
gia. California. Virginia and
Michigan rounding out the


top-10.
The 61st NBA annual All-
Star Game will be'played on
Sunday. Feb. 26 in Orlando
at the dazzling Amway Cen-
ter. The Rising Stars Chal-
lenge and Youth Jam will
be held on Feb. 24, while
the All-Star Saturday Night
present by State Farm will


be held on Feb. 25. In addi-
tion, the NBA All-Star Jam
presented by Adidas will be
held at the Orange County
Convention Center through-
out the week.
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


THE WALTON BRAVES cheerleading squad continued to motivate basketball fans as
the 2011-2012 season draws to an end.


AUSTIN WOODARD SCORED 17 points but Freeport
could not overcome poor shooting in falling at Holmes Coun-
ty on Friday night 82-44. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


FREEPORT'S GABE MOORE(22) and the Bulldogs
faced a tough Holmes County defense in Bonifay on Friday
night. The Bulldogs are 10-6 on the year and 3-2 in district
play after losing to the Bluedevils. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


FREEPORTAND NORTH BAY HAVEN clashed on Jan.
5, with the Panama City team coming out on top. The Bull-
dogs gave as good as they got, with the score tied 3-all at
the end of the second half, but North Bay Haven tacked on
a further three goals to take the win in OT. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


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Four chosen for all-state football team


Caleb McCormick
Freeport Bulldug.-
1ST TEAM
CLASS A
Senior(6-2, 215)
Tight End

CALEB MCCORMICK was chosen to the Class A All-
State football team as a tight end after leading the Freeport
Bulldogs with 26 receptions for 44" yards and five touch-
downs during the 2011 season. McCormick also added l1-,"
rushing yards on offense. Defensively, he had three inter-
ceptions to go along with 4.5 tackles for a loss while block-
ing two extra points as Freeport finished the year with an
8-4 record and a trip to the second round of the state play-
offs.
Over his career with Freeport, McCormick caught 59
passes for 1,162 yards while ,' .urine 18 touchdowns. He ran
for 121 yards on 13 carries over his four years with the var-
sity. On defense, he had 10 career interceptions with 219
return yards while recovering six fumbles and posting 6.5
tackles for loss in the rushing game.


Gabe Moore
Freeport _. !. -
1ST T E.\I
CL.A.- A
S.,rph m rn. 2 1
Uti!Il',:


GABE MOORE was chosen as a utility player to the
'1-,, A All-S'; --- "r .:- team and truly lived up to that
definition in -i -1 for the Fr--rp.-.rr Bulld..-'- as he used both
his '-.d- and his throwing arm to lead the Walton County
squad to an 8-4 mark in his first :.il! year as the team's
-t irtin_! quarterback.
Moore was second on the team in ri-hinf with 711 yards
on 100 carries while ru-hinr' for a Team-l;-adintf 11 touch-
downs. He completed 82-of-154 passes for 1 :-l49 yards with
17 touchdown tosses to only four interceptions. Moore led
Freeport in scoring with -a points as he scored 11 touch7
downs while connecting on 15-of-27 extra points and 2-of-
5 two-point conversions. He also connected on 1-of-2 field
goals. Moore added three kickoff returns for 118 yards, av-
eraging 39..3 yards per return.


Nick Russell
Freeport Bulld:,I-
2ND TEAM
CLASS A
..J L ii:.r 5-11. 200)
Linebacker


NICK RUSSELL was chosen as a linebacker to the Class
A All-State football team as he made several big pl.i :- that
helped the Freeport Biilldic.a- capture eight wins in 2t-ll.
Russell had a very good junior year for the Bulldogs as he
led the team in ruihing tackles for a loss with 11.5 in 2011.
Russell also led the team in fumble recoveries with four on
the year and added an interception for a team that picked
off 16 passes on the year while finishing +14 in the turnover
ratio


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FREEPORT'S CALEB MCCORMICK


FREEPORT'S GABE MOORE


Jonathan O'Hara
South Walton Seahawks
2ND TEAM
CLASS A
Senior(6-0, 170)
Punter


Maude Saunders Elementary gets "revved up"


Maude Saunders stu-
dents are used to seeing
buses and'cars outside their
school, but they were pleas-
antly surprised when a real
racecar from the Daytona
International Speedway
pulled up! Just Read,
Florida partnered with
the Daytona International
Speedway, Scholastic, and
other sponsors encourage
students across the state
to read by touring the state
with a car that will be used


in the Daytona 500. Maude
Saunders is one of only 40
schools the car will stop
at. The students were al-
lowed to look inside the car
and engine, and a few lucky
children even got to crank it
and rev It up! They heard a
presentation by a Daytona
Speedway representative
and were allowed to ask
questions about the car and
race. It was an exciting day
and a great motivation to
get "revved up" to read!


SENIOR JONATHAN O'HARA was the lone choice to
the Class A All-State team for South Walton as he was cho-
sen as the second team punter. O'Hara punted 38 times
for 1,382 yards for a 36.4 yard average with a long kick of
59 yards. O'Hara also served as the Seahawks kicker as
he connected on 19-of-20 extra points while making 3-of-5
field goals with a two-point reception to tie for the team
lead in scoring with 30 points. He also contributed an ex-
tra point block while catching two passes on offense for 49
yards. O'Hara served as the team's primary kicker for three
season making 67-of-73 extra points while hitting 9-of-15
field goals.


THESE STUDENTS get a closer look. Photo by KRISY
SPENCE


High School
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Thursday- January 5
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Public workshops



set for U. S. 331



bridge options


By DOTTY NIST
Where can Walton Coun-
ty get the matching funds
required for the four laning
of the U.S. 331 bay bridge?
No recommendation has
been arrived at for the $75
million that would be need-
ed. However it has been
determined that members
of public will be able to pro-
vide their input on the issue
at two public workshops.
The panel recently ap-
pointed by county commis-


sioners, known as the Hwy.
331 Blue Ribbon Task Force,
held its first meeting on Jan.
5 at the South Walton Tour.-
ist Development Council
(TDC) office in Santa Rosa
Beach.
On Dec. 15, state De-
partment of Transportation
(DOT) officials had present-
ed a plan to expand the two-
lane U.S. 331 bay bridge to
four lanes, with construction
anticipated to begin in 2013.
The plan would involve DOT


including the bridge project
in its five-year work plan
to be approved by the gov-
ernor---and the use of more
than $100 million in federal
funds provided to the state.
The officials had advised
that a $75 million local
match would be required in
order for the project to pro-
ceed.
The project would involve

See WORKSHOPS 2-C


THE U.S. 331 Blue Ribbon Task Force at its first meeting. From left: Bonnie McQuiston; Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Dede Hinote of
Walton County Administration; South Walton Tourist Development Council Executive Director Dawn Moliterno; Wayne Bodie; Kitty Whitney; and Leigh
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January 31 election to pick


Republican presidential nominee


By DOTTY NIST
On Jan. 31, Florida will
be the fourth state in the
U.S. to make its choice for
Republican presidential
nominee.
The Republican Party is
holding a 2012 Presidential
Preference Primary (PPP)
while the Democratic Par-
ty is not, since President
Barack Obama will be the
nominee for the Democrats.
In order to vote in the


Jan. 31 PPP, a Florida voter
must have been registered
by the Jan. 3 deadline as a
Republican. This is due to
Florida being a closed-pri-
mary state.
For the second time,
Florida has scheduled its
Presidential Preference
Primary (PPP) earlier than
in previous years. Prior to
2008, PPPs in Florida were
held in March. In 2008, the
Republican Party of Florida


(RPOF) went against Re-
publican National Commit-
tee (RNC) rules to hold its
PPP on Jan. 29. Under those
rules, it was a violation for
the state to hold a primary
earlier than March 6.
Due to this year's rules
violation, the RNC has in-
dicated that the number of
delegates to be awarded in
Florida's PPP in connection
with the party's 2012 con-
vention will be cut almost


in half to 50 delegates. How-
ever, the Republican getting
the most votes in Florida's
PPP is to receive all 50 del-
egates.
All states are scheduled
to be done with their prima-
ries on May 1. In August at
the 2012 GOP convention
in Tampa Bay, delegates
from all the states will se-
lect the party's nominee to
face President Obama in the
Nov. 6 General Election.


THIS GREAT BLUE HERONAND BROIWI PELICAN enjoyed the sunshine and warmer weather at St. Andrews State
Park on New Year's Day 2012. (Photo by Norma Rediker)


EARLY VOTING is set to
begin for registered Republi-
can voters on Jan. 21 for the
Presidential Preference Pri-
mary.

Names on the Jan. 31
Presidential Preference Pri-
mary ballot include Michele
Bachman, Herman Cain,
Newt Gingrich, Jon Hunts-
man, Gary Johnson, Ron
Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Rom-
ney, and Rick Santorum.
While some of those can-
didates have either with-
drawn or suspended their
campaigns, State law bars
names from being with-
drawn after being placed on
a ballot.
Walton County Supervi-
sor of Elections Bobby Bea-
sley commented that many
people have the misconcep-
tion that the PPP is a "straw
poll," but it is not. Voting
in the PPP will determine
Florida's choice for Republi-
can presidential nominee. In
the GOP's Aug. 14 Primary
Election, the ballot will not
include presidential candi-
dates. Instead, at that time
voters will be choosing from
candidates for local, state,
judicial, and U.S. congres-
sional offices.
South Walton Republican
Club President Tim Norris
said of the PPP, "It's impor-
tant at this point in time for
all our registered Repub-
lican voters to get out and
vote. It's important to pick
the right candidate to beat
Obama."
Supervisor of Elections


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the construction of a south-
bound "sister bridge" to in-
crease the number of bridge
lanes to four.
The Blue Ribbon Task
Force had been appointed to
evaluate options for the lo-
cal matching funds.
One option, suggested by
the DOT officials, had been
placing a $2 toll on the new
southbound bridge span
without the placement of
any toll on the existing bridge
section, which would carry
northbound traffic. The of-
ficials had stated that, if
agreed to the the county, the
toll would stay in place for a
30-year period until the $75
million had been paid off
and that the toll would then
be suspended.
Asked for other options
by county commissioners,
Walton County Finance Di-
rector William Imfeld had
put forth the idea of raising
Walton County's sales tax
by 1 percent to pay off the
match, with either the sale
of bonds or bank financing
being used to provide the
$75 million initially.
"This is the choice we
have, and it's not good,"


Dawn Moliterno told the
task force members. Mo-
literno, South Walton Tour-
ist Development Council
(TDC) executive director
and Walton County's point
person for the four-laning of
U.S. 331, served as facilita-
tor for the task force meet-
ing.
Task force members in-
clude Walton County Sher-
iff Mike Adkinson, Kitty
Whitney, Bonnie McQuis-
ton, Wayne Bodie and Leigh
Grantham. Also present
for the meeting, along with
Moliterno and Imfeld, were
engineer Greg Graham
of Walton County Public
Works and Walton County
Public Works Director Star-
sky Harrell. Dede Hinote
of Walton County Adminis-
tration was present to take
minutes, and two citizens
attended, as well.
Moliterno told the task
force members that, without
the local matching funds be-
ing provided by the county,
the more than $100 million
in federal funding possible
for the bridge expansion
would "go away and they
will be redirected to another


county."
"It was clear that we do
not get a second chance,"
Moliterno observed.
She added that timing is
critical, with the state leg-
islative session starting in
early January.
Imfeld commented that
he had been asked to look
for a revenue stream to fund
the matching funds, since
the county does not have
$75 million "sitting there or
in reserves." He estimated
that the 1-percent sales
tax increase would provide
enough funding to pay off the
$75 million within a decade,
allowing the tax increase to
sunset at that time.
He noted that the ap-
proval of voters would be
required in a referendum
in order for the 1-percent
sales tax increase to be put
in place.
Imfeld said the sales tax
option would have the ad-
vantage of the county not be-
ing burdened with a bridge
toll over a 30-year period.
The bulk of the county's
sales tax is paid by tourists,
Imfeld said.
Moliterno said a large


OUTDOOR EVENTS IN
WALTON COUNTY
AND THE SURROUNDING
AREA FOR
JANUARY 11 18

SEAGROVE GARDEN CLUB MEETS JAN. 11
Location: FIRE at Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach
Time: 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
After the first of the year, on Jan. 11th, Keen Polakoffs program
"Splendor in the Grasses- all about ornamental grasses" will be pre-
sented. His program guarantees to not only be information but enter-
taining. The meeting will be at FIRE in Gulf Place. Meetings are held
the second Wednesday of each month September through May at 10
a.m. The cost to members will vary from $18 to $23 depending on the venue. Guests will be an additional
$5. Reservations are required for all meetings. If one would like to attend a meeting or would like more
information on membership contact Membership Chair, Shar Roberts at (850) 267-9586.

FOREST STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP ON EXOTIC PLANT CONTROL JAN. 11
Time: 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Location: Host Live Site:
Okaloosa Extension Office, $10: Crestview, (850) 689-5850
Video Conference Site: Walton Extension Office, $10: DeFuniak Springs, (850) 892-8172
Some exotic plants are invasive weeds that form expanding populations on our landscape, making
management for timber, wildlife and other benefits a challenge. These invasive exotic plants can displace
native plants and associated wildlife, and can affect fire and water flow. The rapid and effective dispersal
characteristics of these invaders make them extremely difficult to eliminate. This program will describe
some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic plants in northwest Florida and current meth-
ods being used to control them.
Register A $10 fee covers lunch and materials. Register on-line at fsp-workshop011112.eventbrite.
com/. Those without Internet access can reserve a space by contacting the Okaloosa County Extension
Office at (850) 689-5850.
Tel: (850) 689-5850

HAVE BREAKFAST WITH A RANGER AT TOPSAIL JAN. 14
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Come and join the rangers of Topsail Hill and ask them every question you can think of about park
life. To cover the cost of food, bring $4, which goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to
enhance the park, or bring your own breakfast. Park at the Day-Use area and take a short hike to the
clubhouse. For more information call (850) 267-8330.

E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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 six 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 everyone and our com-
munity.

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.

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB MEETS JAN. 18
Time: 10 a.m. 1p.m.
Topic: Contrived Flowers
Contrived: adj. (kan-trivd) having an unnatural or false appearance or quality
This is the definition of contrived as listed in Webster's dictionary. Judy Keliher is a life member of the
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. She is also an accredited Flower Show judge. Her special talent
is making flowers from different plant materials. She will demonstrate how to assemble a flower and the
different looks you can create by simply experimenting with various plant materials. She will bring some
samples of her small contrived flowers. Don't miss this fun and interesting speaker.
Location: Bayview Room, Linkside at Sandestin Resort

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


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,2012


influx of visitors during the
2011 tourist season had re-
sulted in "tremendous" traf-
fic and back-ups on U.S. 331.
"It created a big challenge
not just for evacuation." she
said. Continuing problems
like this could cause tourists
to seek out another destina-
tion, she warned.
Moliterno said she had
requested figures on the
cost to the average citizen if
the sales tax increase were
enacted. Those figures, she
said, would be presented at
the task force's Jan. 11 pub-
lic workshop.
Greg Graham of Wal-
ton County Public Works
commented that the $2 toll
amount stated by the DOT
officials was an estimate
and "may be optimistic."
Moliterno warned that if
the bridge is not widened,
DOT officials have indicated
that the widening of other
segments of U.S. 331 would
"slow down." U.S. 331 is
Walton County's only north-
south evacuation route for
the area south of the bay,
and state officials have as-
sured the county of their
commitment to getting the
highway widened all the
way to I-10 within a few
years if the bridge project is
able to proceed.
Bonnie McQuiston asked
why Walton County is be-
ing required to provide the
local matching funds when
neighboring areas such as
Bay County have had bridge
projects constructed with-
out this requirement. Mo-
literno responded that Wal-
ton County's U.S. 331 bay
bridge is longer and larger
than Bay County's Hatha-
way Bridge. She added that
the gas taxes that fund proj-
ects of this nature by the
state have dwindled in re-
cent years due to less driv-
ing by the public and more
fuel-efficient vehicles. State
officials have noted that,
because of this, they are
seeking alternate sources of
funding for projects, includ-
ing tolls.
"There are no buckets of
money," Moliterno said.
McQuiston asked what
would happen if the coun-
ty sales tax proposal went
to voter referendum and
did not pass. Moliterno re-
sponded that either the
BCC would have to approve
the imposition of the toll on
the new bridge span or else
the bridge expansion could
not occur. Moliterno noted
that, if imposed, tolls would
be collected by the state
electronically. The county
has been told that residents
cannot be charged a less ex-
pensive toll than tourists,
she added.
Tourists are the "life-
blood" of Walton County,
but their cars do clog traf-
fic, Moliterno observed. She
added that, however, school
buses can slow down traffic
and people often try to pass
them without taking proper
care.
Sheriff Adkinson termed
the four-laning of the bridge
"the most pressing safety
concern in this county." He
commented on the 25-hour
period required to evacuate
Walton County in a hur-
ricane or other emergency.
Compounding the problem
is the necessity to close down
the bay bridge when there
are sustained winds of more
than 45 miles per hour. "We
will have another evacua-
tion and we just have to be
ready," Adkinson urged.
We often talk about wid-
ening the bridge in connec-
tion with tourists and the
evacuation issue, Adkinson
continued, but residents
should be the first ones
"jumping up and down" to
get the bridge four-laned.
He added that congestion
on U.S. 331 even makes it
difficult for his deputies to


police the highway because




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ery second Thursday at 6
p.m. For more information,
call Carolyn Williams at
(850) 598-1057.


they are reluctant to turn
their vehicles around on the
highway due to risk to mo-
torists.
Grantham, who serves
as CEO for CHELCO, com-
mented that due to conges-
tion on U.S. 331 it can be
difficult for the utility to get
a bucket truck to south Wal-
ton County to restore power.
She said it is expensive for
the company to pay trained
linesmen to sit in jammed
traffic for several hours on
U.S. 331. While part of the
company's work force is
stationed south of the bay,
they are not enough to deal
with a major outage, she ex-
plained.
She said of the fund-
ing options facing the task
force, "There's no good alter-
native...it's a choice between
the lesser evils."
Grantham said she
longed for the "good old
days" when government
would build transportation
projects without asking for
funds from local areas.
Walton County has been
seeking funding to expand
the bridge and U.S. 331 for
over a decade. Moliterno
told the task force members
that each year the county
asks for every grant pos-
sible. This year the county
requested a $37 million TI-
GER III (Transportation
Investment Generating
Economic Recovery) grant
from the U.S. Department
of Transportation, she ex-
plained. While the county
"thought for sure" that the
grant would be obtained,
"we did not get the grant,"
Moliterno revealed.
"We have not had the po-
litical clout in the county to
get this done," Grantham
observed.
Adkinson said he had
heard the concern expressed
that if a sales tax is imposed
for funding that it would be
put toward some purpose
other than the bridge. He
emphasized the importance
of making it very "clear and
concise" that this would not
happen.
McQuiston noted that
people say that a temporary
tax is never temporary. "And'
most times they are right,",
she said.
Moliterno said the BCC
had made it very clear at
their Dec. 15 special meet-
ing with the DOT officials
that the tax, if enacted,
.would go only to this pur-
pose and would sunset when
the $75 million local match
was paid off. She advised
that the task force so specify
in their recommendation if
it were a referendum for a
sales tax increase.
Asked for the current
sales tax rate for Walton
County, Imfeld responded
that it is now 7 percent. He
explained that only some
purchases are taxable. For
instance, he said, gas and
lodging are not taxable, nor
is food that is bought at the
grocery store to prepare at
home, although restaurant
food and some prepared
foods purchased at the gro-
cery store are taxable. The
task force members asked
him to bring more informa-
tion to their workshop on
what expenses the county
sales tax applies to and what
expenses are not taxable.
McQuiston remarked on
what a bad time it is to be
increasing any tax.
"Could you pick a worse
time!" Grantham exclaimed.
"I don't think you could, but
we didn't pick it," she said.
She was of the opinion that
economic conditions would
get even worse without the
bridge being expanded.


A public workshop on
the funding options had
been scheduled for Jan. 11
in south Walton County for
the purpose of providing in-
formation to the public and
receiving citizen comments.
Imfeld asked if it would not
be better to hold the work-
shop at the Walton County
Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs. It had been dis-
cussed that more people liv-
ing north of the bay would
be voting in the tax referen-
dum if it were held.
Retiree Wayne Bodie sug-
gested holding two work-
shops, one north of the bay
and one south of the bay.
Moliterno agreed to sched-
ule an additional workshop
to take-place in north Wal-
ton County.
Moliterno then asked the
panel what they would like
to do. After a few moments
Grantham made a motion
to recommend holding the
voter referendum for the
1-percent increase in the
county sales tax in order to
meet the obligation for the
$75 million local match for
the four landing of the bridge.
Included in the motion was
that the tax, if approved,
would be used only for this
purpose and that it would
sunset once the $75 million
was paid off. Adkinson sec-
onded the motion.
Bodie responded that he
would like the public work-
shop to take place before a
vote by the committee. Kitty
Whitney pointed out that
it would be the public who
would make a decision on
the sales tax increase any-
way.
McQuiston said she did
not feel that she had enough
information to vote on the
motion and that, if asked to
vote, she would say no for
that reason. She said she
wanted to obtain the infor-
mation promised to be pro-
vided at the workshop and
wait for public input before
making a decision.
Bodie agreed that some
information might be forth-
coming at the workshops
that would cause commit-
tee members to change their
minds.
In response: to those con-
cerns, Grantham withdrew
her motion.
Moliterno suggested that,
at the conclusion of the Jan.
11 workshop, the commit-
tee take a vote on the issue.
This was agreed to by the
committee.
The first workshop is
scheduled for 4 p.m. on Jan.
11 at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex in San-
ta Rosa Beach. The second
workshop is set for 4 p.m. on
Jan. 12 at the Walton Coun-
ty Courthouse in DeFuniak
Springs. The committee's
recommendation is sched-
uled to be presented to the
BCC at its 9 a.m. Jan. 24
meeting at the South Wal-
ton Courthouse Annex. All
these meetings are open to
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fish. bonita. or maybe even
pompano should call fish-
ing guru Dave Peterson at
622-0454. He will show you


where and how to catch your
dinner.
Tom Mahar writes for the
Walton County Snowbirds.


Reach him at tkmahar@aol.
com. For Snowbird infor-
mation, www.waltoncoun-
tysnowbirds.com


Walton Cofinty Snow-
bird registration chair Mark
Beckman reported mem-
bership ballooned to 1,341
members on Monday, Jan.
9, just six short of the num-
ber enrolled as of the same
date last year. Bonnie Sch-
wichtenberg, club president,
reports hundreds signed up
for free programs including
line dancing, ballroom danc-
ing, crafts, fishing, bridge,
euchre, Maj Jongg, senior
aerobics, golf, tennis and
twenty-five additional ac-
tivities all provided without
cost to the club's members.
Twenty pledged to contrib-
ute to the upcoming blood
drive. Vice President Tom
Schwichtenberg welcomed
the club's 1,000th member,
Kall Lienhard of Jackson,
Michigan. Beckman encour-
ages those who missed the
chance to join on Jan. 9 to
do so at Faith Assembly on
Geronimo any Monday be-
tween 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Meet Jeananne Danner
the "accidental snowbird."
Ten years ago, she was cer-
tain she would never visit
the Florida Panhandle much
less become a staunch sup-
porter, as she has become, of
not only the Emerald Coast
but also the Walton County
Snowbirds. Everything
changed after a friend per-
suaded Jeananne, a retired
district attorney from Ozau-
kee County, Wis., to visit
Destin. After a few weeks
of sun and Southern hospi-


The Deepwater Horizon
Natural Resource Damage
Assessment (NRDA) Trust-
ees (Trustees), including
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, released the Deep-
water Horizon Draft Phase
I Early Restoration Plan
and Environmental Assess-
ment (DERP/EA) on Dec.
15, 2011.To facilitate public
comment on Early Restora-
tion, the Trustees will hold
a series of 12 public meet-
ings across the Gulf States.
The first two meetings take
place in Florida this week.
The DERP/EA is the first
in an anticipated series of
plans to begin restoration of
the Gulf of Mexico to com-
pensate for natural resource
injuries, including the loss
of human use of Gulf re-
sources, from the Deepwa-
ter Horizon Oil Spill.
The DERP/EA describes
the initial projects proposed
to receive funding from the
$1 billion Early Restora-
tion agreement announced
by the Trustees and BP on
April 21, 2011. The DERP/
EA describes eight proposed
projects for the initial round
of Early Restoration, two
each in Alabama, Florida,
Louisiana and Mississippi.
These projects reflect the
ideas and input received by
the Trustees through project
solicitation and outreach ef-


tality, the hook was set; she
now stays four months each
year. Particularly, Jeananne
enjoys membership in the
snowbird singles group. The
Singles, Danner, relates,
"Gets you going to places
like Mattie Kelley and to
restaurants, places a single
person might be hesitant
to go without a companion.
Singles Group members
can hook up with groups of
two or more to do most any-
thing." Singles kick-back
Saturday afternoons at in-
formal cocktail parties and
hold regular luncheons after
monthly snowbird general
meetings. Interested? Call
Jane Chadderdon (850) 269-
3272.
Readers who enjoy lively
discussions about books
might want to make sure
their library cards are cur-
rent because there will be
three opportunities to sit in
on book discussions during
the coming months. First
up is The Room by Emma
Donahue. Susan Traill will
lead the discussion on Jan.
19 at the conference room of
the Terrace Building at the
Pelican Beach Resorts 970
Highway 98 East in Destin.
Annabel by Kathleen Win-
ter and The Heart Mender
by Andy Andrews follow on
Feb. 16 and March 8 with
discussions facilitated by
Allanah Langeland and
Micki Peterson. Questions?
Call Dee Trolian (850) 654-
1425.


forts. The proposed projects
include shoreline marsh cre-
ation, coastal dune habitat
restoration, nearshore ar-
tificial reef creation, oyster
cultch restoration and con-
struction of boat ramp facili-
ties. The total estimated cost
of the proposed initial suite
of projects is more than $57
million.

Public meetings will be
held:

Jan. 11, 2012
Emerald Coast Conven-
tion Center, 1250 Miracle
Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton
Beach, FL 32548, 6- 9 p.m.
CST Open House, 7 p.m.
CST Informational presen-
tation and verbal public
comment period begins.

Jan. 12, 2012
University of West Flor-
ida Conference Center,
11000 University Parkway,
Pensacola, FL 32514, 6 9
p.m. CST Open House, 7
p.m. CST Informational pre-
sentation and verbal public
comment period begins.

Visit www.gulfspillres-
toration.noaa.gov to view
the DERP/EA, access public
meeting details, and view
additional details of the
proposed Early Restoration
projects and ways to submit
public comment. The pub-
lic comment period will end
Feb. 14, 2012.


Kudos to Carol Adding-
ton who has returned to
the helm of the Snowbird
Singers which recently got
the season underway at
Santa Rosa Beach Commu-
nity Church. After guiding
the group for 12 years, she
handed the reins to Karl
Keilhau for the 2010/2011
season. Illness has delayed
his arrival for the 2011/2012
season, however. In the spir-
it of "the show must go on,"
Addington consented to step
up to the plate.
The discussion group at-
tracted 14 snowbirds to a
recent meeting held at the
Seascape Conference Cen-
ter where participants pon-
dered the question, "Are
things getting better?" One
attendee, Sylvia Wilkin-
son, found the discussion
informative and interest-
ing and appreciated a for-
mat in which everyone had
an opportunity to express a
viewpoint. The group meets
on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
For details about future dis-
cussion topics reach Bob Al-
gie at (850) 267-4281.
The combined Presi-
dent's Cup Tournament and
Women's Charity Scramble
will take place at the Pines
course at Fort Walton Mu-
nicipal Golf Club on Feb.
23. It begins with a shotgun
start for both scrambles at
9 a.m. Sign-up Mondays
at Faith Assembly between
8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Anglers looking for red-


David Seering and friends entertain the

Emerald Coast for Children in Crisis


Accomplished musician
David Seering and the van
Deusen Quartet will per-
form in a concert, featuring
opera singer Katie Saun-
ders, on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
The show will take place at
the Village Baptist Church
in Destin, and all proceeds
will benefit local charity
Children in Crisis (CIC).
The show will include mu-
sic from Frank Sinatra, Mi-
chael Bubl6, Phantom of the
Opera and a variety of jazz
hits. Seering has received
many accolades throughout
his career and has performed
for three former presidents.
He calls the Emerald Coast
home, though, and is always
looking for ways to give back


to the community.
CIC President and CEO
Ken Hair said, "We're all
very excited about the Da-
vid Seering and friends
concert benefiting Children
in Crisis. We look forward
to a very enjoyable event
and hope to have a sell-out
crowd. We offer our sincere
thanks to David and all the
supporters of CIC."
Tickets are now on sale
for $20 and can be bought
by calling Children in Crisis
at 864-4242.
The mission of Chil-
dren in Crisis is "Providing
Homes and Establishing
Hope" for the abused, ne-
glected and abandoned chil-
dren of our community. The


Children's Neighborhood
provides an emergency shel-
ter for young children, and
the group foster homes help
with the severe shortage of
foster homes in the commu-
nity. Together, we can make
a difference in the life of a
child.


ELE ACTION CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


Beasley said early voting for
the PPP will start on Jan.
21 and continue through
Jan. 28, the Saturday before
Jan. 31, election day for the
PPP. For the first time in
Walton County, early voting
will take place on a Sunday
(Jan. 22), as required by re-
cent state legislation. Early
voting will be possible from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in two
Supervision of Elections lo-


cations. These are the Wal-
ton County Courthouse and
the South Walton Court-
house Annex.
Registered Republicans
who do not cast their bal-
lots in early voting or by
absentee/mail ballot will
be able to vote on Jan. 31
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at
their polling place. Beasley
noted that there have been
some recent changes to pre-


cincts and that precincts
have been renumbered. Vot-
ers will be getting a new
voter information card by
mail, and Beasley's web site
www.votewalton.com also
includes information on the
revisions. The site features
other pertinent information
for voters, as well. Beasley's
office may be contacted at
892-8112 or 622-9744.


PUBLIC NOTICE
POLLING PLACE CHANGES
Notice is given pursuant to Section 101.71(2) FL Statutes that the
following polling locations have changed
Children's Home, Moved to Paxton 21972 US Hwy 331 N
Clear Springs and Agriculture Center DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Flowersview 32433 #110
Moved to 4751 St Hwy 2 E
Limestone Darlington Westville, FL 32464 New Precinct
Baptist Church #240
Caney Creek Moved to Cluster 1333 Co Hwy 1084
Springs Baptist DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Church 32433 #220
Glendale Moved to 2415 Co Hwy 1883
Friendship Baptist DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Church 32433 #230
Sandy Creek Moved to 2415 Co Hwy 1883
Friendship Baptist DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Church 32433 #230
Alaqua/Woodlawn Moved to DeFuniak 361 N. 10"' Street
Springs Community DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Ctr 32433 #320
Pleasant Ridge Moved to DeFuniak 361 N. 10th Street
Springs Community DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
Ctr 32433 #330
Douglass Crossroads Moved to New Life 5106 US Hwy.90 E
Holiness Church DeFuniak Springs, FL New Precinct
32433 #340
Pleasant Valley, Red Moved to Valley 9032 Co Hwy 183 S
Bay View Ponce de Leon, FL New Precinct
And Moores Community Center 32455 #360
All registered voters in Walton County will receive a new voter information card
with the polling place address and other information relating to voting.


Public meetings on

Deepwater Horizon

restoration projects


SVote Notes
By Bobby Beasley, Walton County Supervisor of Elections

We hope you all had a Safe and Happy Holiday Season, and we wish you a New Year filled with hope, health,
prosperity and happiness! Americans are truly blessed to live in the greatest country on earth with freedoms,
privileges, liberties and resources most of the world can only dream about. Your right to vote is a privilege and
right that still exists after over 200 years, paid for with tremendous sacrifice throughout our history. Voting is
more than a right; it is a responsibility that should never be taken lightly.

It has been a busy time at the Supervisor of Elections Offices. Redistricting, preparing for the Presidential
Preference Primary, precinct consolidation and finding ways to cut spending, doing more with fewer resources,
has been a challenge.

The Presidential Preference Primary election will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Early Voting will start
on Saturday, January 21st and end on Saturday, January 28th at both Walton Co. SOE Offices, from 8:30am till
4:30pm. Early voting has been compressed to 8 days and State law mandates voting on Sunday for the first
time. On Sunday, January 22nd we will be open for Early Voting at both Offices from 8;30am till 4:30pm.
Sample ballots are available on our website at www.votewalton.com.

Only Registered Republican Voters will be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary. Florida
is still a "Closed Primary State". If you want to vote an absentee ballot and have not requested an absentee
ballot since the 2010 General Election, you need to call one of our offices or contact us (email or writing) and
make sure your request is still valid. We have two additional elections scheduled for 2012. The Primary
Election will be August 14, 2012 and the General Election will be November 6, 2012 later this year. Early
Voting times, places and sample ballots, for these elections, will be available at a later date closer to the
elections.

All registered Walton Co. voters will be receiving a new "Voter Information Card" in the mail by mid-
January. Every card will have some changess. Due to redistricting, precinct number changes (for archive
purposes), or consolidation of precincts, your new card will have important new information.
/1
As a result of purchasing new voting equipment, redistricting, shifts in population, conditions of polling places,
cost to mail out new Voter Information Cards and shifts in voting trends (50-60% voting before election day),
we have consolidated or condensed precincts to reduce the cost of elections. This is something we have put off
as long as we can, but we can not wait any longer. Consolidation of precincts will save hundreds of thousands
of dollars and only affect a small percentage of voters at the County level. It is easier to vote now than ever
before. You can Early Vote (8 days, including Sunday), vote at your precinct on Election Day, or request an
absentee (mail ballot) and vote without leaving your property, residence, or temporary residence by simply
contacting us by telephone, mail or email. Remember, absentees must be returned by 7PM to one of our offices
on Election Day to be counted.

We apologize if any of these changes have caused inconvenience to any voters and we applaud all the voters
that will make small sacrifices to help us use taxpayers dollars wisely. Change is inevitable and we will
continue to try to make sure changes are for the best for voters in these challenging economic times.
Now is the time for you to be sure your voting information, address, and other information is up to date
and correct. If you take a few minutes by going to our website or calling one of our offices, we will be glad to
assist you with any of your voting needs.







THE DeFLNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12. 2012


Rosemary Beach



Unleashed


ROSEMARY BEACH FOUNDATION presents a check to Alaqua from proceeds gener-
ated from Rosemary Beach Unleashed murals. Pictured here, Rosemary Beach Foundation,
Animal Refuge, Rosemary Beach Unleashed Artists, and Heritage Builders John Pfneisel,
Kristina Perry, Malayne DeMars, Allison Wickey, Steve Stevens, Paul DeDenus, Laurie
Hood, Lisa Walters and Zuma Banks.


The mural project and
community festival present-
ed on Dec. 4, 2011 raised
$10,000 to benefit Alaqua
Unleashed and Rosemary
Beach Foundation.

The six-panel mural was
created by nine visual art-
ists (Allison Wickey, Eileen
West, Lauren Carvalho,
Paul DeDenus, Jane Dun-
worth, Emily Fossum, Hen-
ry Nooe, Kristina Perry, and


Amanda Rhodes) from pho-
tographs of 92 pets submit-
ted by their owners.
The murals are current-
ly on display at Rosemary
Beach St. Augustine Park
until Feb. 6, and will then
be transported Alaqua Un-
leashed at (formerly known
as the Bark Park) located on
J.D. Miller Road in Santa
Rosa Beach on 18 acres of
county owned land.
The park has recently


seen a-variety of improve-
ments including a spacious
parking area, restroom fa-
cility, information center,
refreshments, landscaping,
and a variety of dog training
classes. This premier com-
munity space shares a joint
mission to provide exercise
and recreation for their ca-
nines and bring the com-
munity together through
musical and artistic social
venues.


PET MURAL features portraits of area animal companions, and is currently on display
at Rosemary Beach.


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
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


Shelter House collecting


unwanted cell phones


At this time of year,
many people are still try-
ing to figure out all the bells
and whistles on the new
cell phones they received
for Christmas. But what to
do with that old cell phone?
Shelter House, the domestic
violence center serving Oka-
loosa and Walton counties,
is collecting unwanted cell
phones to be used for emer-
gency phones for victims of
domestic violence.
"Leaving an abusive rela-
tionship can be a very dan-
gerous time," said Michelle
Sperzel, Executive Director
of Shelter House. "By pro-
viding emergency phones to
women who may be leaving
their homes with nothing
more than the clothes on
their backs, we are improv-
ing their chances for surviv-
al."
Broken phones are also


accepted and forwarded to
a recycling facility with pro-
ceeds returning to Shelter
House for services such as a
24-hour crisis hotline, coun-
seling, advocacy, outreach,
prevention education and
confidential shelter.
Shelter House cell phone
drop boxes can be found
throughout the community
at the following locations:
Airport Road Church of
Christ in Crestview; Beach
Community Bank branch-
es; Christ the King Episco-
pal Church in Santa Rosa
Beach; Destin Church of
Christ; Fort Walton Beach
Church of Christ; Gentle
Breeze Dentistry in Santa
Rosa Beach; Northwest Flor-
ida State College, Niceville
Campus; Troy University
campuses; and Whitney
Bank branches.
Businesses or organiza-


tion that would like to hold
their own. cell phone drive
may contact Shelter House
at (850) 243-1201.
Shelter House, Inc. is a
state certified domestic vio-
lence center serving Oka-
loosa and Walton counties
and offering emergency con-
fidential shelter, crisis coun-
seling, a 24-hour hotline,
children's programs, infor-
mation and referrals, educa-
tion, professional training,
safety planning and preven-
tion services to survivors of
domestic violence and their
children.
If you feel that a family
member or intimate partner
is endangering your physi-
cal or emotional safety or
if you know someone expe-
riencing this in their home,
call Shelter House's hotline
at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-
863-4777.


Walton Republican Women

Federated meeting Jan. 18


The Walton Republican
Women Federated (WRWF)
will be holding their month-
ly meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 18, beginning at 11 a.m.
at Carrabba's Italian Grill
in the parking lot of Silver
Sands Mall: Their speaker
this month will be Charlotte
Flynt, the outgoing Presi-
dent of WRWF and the first


VP of Florida Federated Re-
publican Women. She will
be speakingabout the goals
and plans of this strong and
active organization for the
coming year. This is an im-
portant year for the country
and they hope all will attend
and lend their talents to the
cause.
A lunch of Caesar salad,


Chicken Bryan, bread, bev-
erage and dessert will be
served for $18 for members
and $20 for guests. Contact
Margaret Crozier at 837-
5321 for reservations. They
have changed the meeting
time from 11:30 to 11 a.m.,
so be sure to make a note of
this new time.


Walton County DEC meets January 16


The Walton County Dem-
ocratic Executive Commit-
tee will meet Monday, Jan.


16, at 6 p.m. at the Walton
County Coastal Branch Li-
brary in Santa Rosa Beach.


All Democrats are urged to
attend. For information call
(850) 974-2071 or (850) 687-
7655.


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IF WALTON COUNTY I\C


Water costs money...

don't waste it!


A dripping faucet or fixture can waste 3 gallons a day....
a total of 1095 gallons a year.


U.S. Equivalent Metric Equivalent

Fluid oz. 8 fl. drams (1.804 cu. inches) 29.573 milliliters
Pint 16 fl. oz. (28.875 cu. inches) 0.473 liter
Quart 2 pints (57.75 cu. inches) 0.946 liter
Gallon 4 quarts (231 cu. inches) 3.785 liters


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Diameter
of Stream


1/4"


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1,181,500




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this size would, over a three

month period, waste water in the

amount shown above




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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY. JANUARY 12. 2012


Art Clips


Grit & Grace will once again hit the stage at
Walton High School, July 18-22, for another year
of stories, memories, tears and laughter. But the
2012production will be one not to miss, especially
with professional lighting, sound and its interna-
tional playwright/director, Nancy Hasty.


The committees are form-
ing, the board is making
decisions, the press is being
notified, and the profession-
als are being called togeth-
er. That's right, the 2012
Grit & Grace production is
already in full swing, and
that means that the script is
the final touch to be added.
That is where playwright/
director/actor, Nancy Hasty,
comes on to the scene. Hasty
is a local woman who has
made her on name on the
stage with her acting, play-
writing and directing skills.
Hasty has had extensive
work in the theater, and
will be taking over the reins
of this year's Grit & Grace
production. Her profession-
alism and love for local the-
ater, and Walton County,
are obvious traits that board
members all agreed on to be
the key to-a successful pro-
duction.

The author of 10 plays,
her work has been produced
off-Broadway, internation-
ally, regionally and on tour.
Her play, The Director,
starring John Shea, ran off-
Broadway for six months
to critical and popular ac-
claim.
Her most recent play,
Lawnchairs, won the first
place 2009 Jerry Kauf-
man Playwriting Award,
which she was presented
at the Dramatists Guild in
NYC. The world premiere
of Lawnchairs, was held at
the Electric City Theatre in
Scranton, Pa.
Florida Girls, her one-
woman show, has toured
extensively across the U.S.
since its off-Broadway run,
and still is performed at fes-
tivals and universities. This
year's season will kick-off
at the Dixie Theatre in Ap-


palachicola, and then the
show will be presented at
the Magnolia Grill in Fort
Walton Beach.
Hasty's many works
on stage that she has pro-
duced, directed, or written,
include:
Under The Lackawanna
Moon playwright and di-
rector
On A Wing and a Prayer -
playwright and director
We Rise creator and direc-
tor
Wildflowers creator and
director
To Be or Not To Be...a Man
- creator and director
Yankee Woman playwright
and director
On The Edge playwright
and director
Nightshade playwright
and director
Off-Broadway on Broadway
- director
Women on the Inside cre-
ator and director
When in Disgrace play-


wright and director
The World of Carl Sandberg
- director
In New York, Hasty's
plays have been produced/
developed at numerous ven-
ues including the ArcLight
Theatre, Theatre Arielle,
Primary Stages, the West
Bank Theatre, the Neigh-
borhood Playhouse, Dixon
Place, Outrageous Fortune
Theatre, The Triad, The
Mint Theatre, among oth-
ers. In Los Angeles, Hasty
has had equal time on the
stage at theaters such as
the Actors Lab, The Tiffany
Theatre, and The Odyssey,
and is current negotiations
for a film of her off-Broad-
way play, The Director.
Her works have been
published and her mono-
logues have been chosen for
the "Best Stage Monologues
for Men and Women" series.


She is also a professional
member of the Dramatists
Guild. Actors Equity As-
sociation, and she is the
past Artistic Director of the
American Renaissance The-
atre Company in New York
City.
But beyond Hasty's acco-
lades and achievements, the
Grit & Grace board of direc-
tors said that Hasty had
captured the true spirit of
the production, and even in
the first interview with her,
she had captured the heart
and attention of a board
that was looking for a direc-
tor/playwright, that could
grasp the true concept of the
production. From the first
interview with the board, all
said they had felt an instant
one-on-one relationship with
Hasty.
Among the duties of the
new director/playwright,


TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the Second Annual
Krewe de Yak Mardi Gras Ball, Jan. 21 at the Shriner's
Club in DeFuniak Springs. To reserve tix, call 333-3307, or
they can be purchased at the Nook and Cranny in DeFuniak
Springs, or at the Prissy Hen in Freeport.


THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL RT. 30A Antique and Vintage Car Show, rolls back into
Rosemary Beach, from 10 a.m. 3p.m. Applications are now being accepted for those with
cars over 30 years old, and can be downloaded by logging on to www.hilltopproductionsinc.
com.


Theater & Coneorts around the South


Panama City Beach Katt Williams, 1/14, IP Casino and Resort
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 18-22, Pier Park, Evanescence, 1/20, IP Casino and Resort
PCB Pointer Sisters, 1/27, Hard Rock and Resort
Atlanta Travis Tritt, 2/3, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Jeff Dunham, 1/28, Philips Arena Kansas, 2/10, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Biloxi Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2/11, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
John Pinette, 1/13, IP Casino and Resort Kellie Pickler, 2/18, IP Casino and Resort
.38 Special, 1/14, Hard Rock Casino and Resort REO Speedwagon, 3/20, IP Casino and Resort



SEvents around the Panhandle


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.
The 30A Songwriters'
Festival: The event once


again returns to south Wal-
ton, Jan. 13-15. An interna-
tionally prominent line up
of singer-songwriters will
converge in south Walton
County on Martin Luther
King Day weekend. All of
the artists will perform in
venues up and down Scenic
30A. Fans of great music,
world class restaurants and
beach bars are invited to en-
joy all of this over the three-
day weekend.
For more information,
call (866) 966-7957.

Seaside Community


Yard Sale: This event has
become one of the top at-
tractions. More than 200
vendors will fill the common
areas downtown, Feb. 11,
from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. selling
all types of items. For those
with something to sell, there
is no better place to fetch top
dollar.
For more information, call
the Downtown Merchants
Association at 231-5434.

The 11th Annual Rt.
30A Antique & Vintage
Car Show: Classic and
vintage cars will roll into


Rosemary Beach, March 26,
for the 11th-straight year.
Applications are still being
accepted for all classic and
vintage automobiles over 30
years of age. Gift bags will
be presented to the first 25
car owners that register.
Once again there will be en-
tertainment throughout the
day. along with demonstra-
tions and a variety of cate-
gory awards. Registration is
S20 in advance, and $25 the
day of the show. For more
information, and registra-
tion, log on to www.hilltop-
productionsinc.com.


Hasty will be responsible
for writing this year's play.
That will consist of tak-
ing the stories that have
been gathered, and putting
them together, to present on
stage.
With the assistance of the
stage director, set designer
and music committee, this
year's production will have
not only professional sound
and lighting, but with
Hasty's professional experi-
ence on and behind stage,
all aspects have of the pro-
duction will come together
for the best Grit & Grace
performance in the produc-
tion's history.
Hasty's experience in pro-
ductions, and Grit & Grace's
long history of story-collect-


ing and telling, will hopeful-
ly produce one of the most
memorable performances of
all times. Work has already
begun, stories are already
being gathered, and script
ideas are already being as-
sembled for the 2012 pro-
duction.
Grit & Grace has always
been, and will continue to be
a community-based theatri-
cal production, that requires
many volunteers from
throughout the community,
to make it successful. Over
the next few months, be part
of your community and be
a part of a production that
not only tells the history of
our county, but serves as an
educational tool for genera-
tions to come.


THE 2012 GRIT & GRACE PRODUCTION, returns to
the Walton High School stage, July 18-22. Many changes
are in store for this year's production, including bringing
in playwright/director, Nancy Hasty, who brings numer-
ous accolades and decades of stage experience, to the 2012
show.


At Th OVE


Twin Cities Cinema 2
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.
(850) 678-3815
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
Tower Heist (PG-13)
Marquis Cinema 10
2828 Richbourg Lane, Crest-
view
(850) 306-2500
The Adventures of Tintin (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG-13)
The Devil Inside (R)
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)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn- Part 1 (PG-13)
Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legacy Drive, Destin
(850) 337-8777
Contraband (R) (Starts Fri. Jan.
13)
The Adventures of Tintin (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin 3D (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin: An IMAX
3D Experience (PG)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG-13)
The Devil Inside (R)
Beauty and the Beast 3D (G) (Starts
Fri. Jan. 13)
Joyful Noise (PG-13) (Starts Fri.
Jan. 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)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-
wrecked (G)
The Descendants (R)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (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 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)
The Devil Inside (R)
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)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol:
The IMAX Experience (PG-13)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol
(PG)
My Week with Marilyn (R)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
New Year's Eve (PG-13)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn- Part 1 (PG-13)

UA Santa Rosa 10
300 Mary Esther Blvd. Mary Es-
ther
(850) 243-5260
My Week with Marilyn (R)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin (PG)
The 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)
The Devil Inside (R)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG13)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shad-
ows (PG-13)
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)
The 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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PLACE TO SEEL YOUR STUFF?
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FRESHLY BALED PINE STRAW.
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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS
$350 to $650.
'One wheelchair with battery char-
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850-419-1738 or 850-978-1703. tfc
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BLUE BIRD HOUSES FOR SALE
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6/16.

PERENNIAL PEANUT HAY for sale.
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for sale. Half full bottle (10 Ibs) ni-
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and lines. $175 ready to install.
(850)333-3016. tfc

06 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR-4wd, tow
pkg. runs, Looks and drives great.
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6407. tfc 1/12. 17wds

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ceramic, stone installation, kitchen
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TRIC, carpentry, painting, siding, etc.
Call Paul Rushing at 850-401-1537.
tfc 12/6
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UNCONTESTED DIVORCE No
court appearance. Including chil-
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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. tfc

YARD SALE
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. 118
Twin LakesDrive. Sat. Jan. 14. 7 am
to 11 am.

YARD SALE. FRI. 9th Sat. 10th at
1672 Hwy. 90 West in back. Mom
and Me Thrift and Antiques will also
have 25% off storewide. 892-3503.

YARD SALE. 155 Huggins Road.
8 until Friday and Saturday. (585)-
1681/585-0617
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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-
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BRANDI'S ATTIC
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835-2850
1/2 Mile N. of Bay Bridge on
331 or 5 Miles S. of Freeport
5x10 $25 to 10x20 $80
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Manager Lives On Location






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DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
Bonifay 547-0726
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win Ave DeFuniak Sonngs

RENTAL
AVAILABLE NOW- Very nice. lbd
apartment Good location near lake
yard $550mo/S350dep Includes
water, cable and wifi. (352)406-8840
tfc 1/12 19wds

FOR RENT-2bd/lba house on 827
Orange Ave. CH/A 892-7137. 1tp
1/12

DFSPRINGS 3 bedroom 2 bath
mobile ..beautiful country acres
..C/H/A washer/dryer Monthly $650...
Weekly includes DISH/Utilities $250.
(850)859-0188 (239)682-2094.
18wds itc 1/12

WATERFRONT HOME FOR RENT:
2 bedroom/2 bath. On Juniper Lake
north of DeFuniak Springs. 400 feet
of shorefront. Dock and boat ramp.
Large porch and deck overlooking
lake. Includes Washer, Dryer, dish-
washer and mower. Home located
on large 1 acre lot. Quiet and peace-
ful atmosphere. Non-Smoking. $650/
month. $800.00 Security Deposit.
Call 585-3917. 2tp 1/12-1/19

2BD/1BA APARTMENT. CH/A. $500
mo. & $300 dep. Reasonable utilities.
307-8541. 2tp 1/12-1/19
- ----- -------- -- ---- -
FOR RENT: MOBILE HOME IN
Mossy Head. January rent $200.
Feb. rent $400. Low deposits. 850-
892-2623. itc 1/12
-------- ---------- ---- ------ ----- ----
PARTIALLY FURNISHED 1 bed-
room trailer. No pets. Non-smoker.
No drugs. $125 wk & $125 dep. All
utilities included. No kids! 850-388-
8965. tfc 1/5

FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA MH, Washer,
Dryer, DishWasher, table with 4
chairs. Very clean, Must see. 298
Sue Foreman Rd. (850)892-9983 or
(850)419-4619. If no answer, leave
message. 4tp 1/12-2/1
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DFS FOR RENT- Very nice trailer.
3BDRM/2BATH on one acre lot.
$500 per mo & $300 dd. Call 419-
1815. 1tp 1/12
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PONCE DE LEON
*3BD/2BA $650/Mo. Sd nego.
*2BD/1BA $475/Mo Sd nego.
Both includes water, sewer. Wash-
er, dryer, stove, refrigerator. Call
(850)865-9055. 22wds tfc 10/27
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RENT-2BED/2 FULL BATHS. Single
wide-just remodeled. 319 Arbour St.
$550 mo & utilities. 892-6407. tfc
1/12

COMPLETELY FURNISHED
APARTMENT. Suitable for business
man/woman. Short term or long term.
Very nice, beautiful setting, private.
Also completely furnished mobile


Scott's Mini- L.Nown

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1504 U.S. Hwy. 90 W.

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homes Call 892-7424 ltc1/12

3/2 MOBILE HOME Oakwood Hills.
all electric, fenced city water No
Pets $550 (850)225-0949 2tp 1,7-
1/14

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

2-STORY APARTMENT IN TOWN,
1 full bath & (2) 1/2 BATHS. 3-car
garage and storage. 8x16 ft closet.
1.300 sf. $550 mo. & dd. 30 E Toledo
Ave. DFS. Ken 892-2442. 31wds tfc
1/5

3/2 DOUBLEWIDE, Oakwood Hills,
nice home, private lot, all electric, No
pets. $650. (850)225-0949. 2tp 1/5-
1/12

FOR RENT: 2bd/lba small trailer.
Oakwood Hills. 892-7137. 1tp 1/12

RENTAL: DFS. 1 bedroom efficiency
All new furnished. Secluded wooded
setting. Working adult only. $125
wk or $475 month. includes utilities.
892-9200. 2tp 1/5-1/12

FOR RENT: 3BD/2FULL BA Mobile
Home. Water/sewage included. $640
per month. First & dd. Quiet, family
oriented. Squirrel Haven Rd. 850-
974-2259. 2tp 1/5-1/12

FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom / 2 full bath
mobile home. Located on Woodyard
Rd. Very nice and spacious. Central
heat/air, garden tub, covered front
porch. Water and lawn maintenance
is included in rent. No pets. HUD ok.
Must have good references. $550
per month with $550 deposit. 850-
865-1062. 48wds 4tc 1/5-1/26
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FOR RENT: MOBILE HOME-RE-
MODELED. 2 large Bedroom, 2ba,
W/d, 2 deck, enclosed yard, Ig utility
bldg. $500 rent/$400 dep. 333-0328.
2tp 1/5-1/12. 20wds
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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
-----------------------------------------------
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

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

FOR RENT- 3BR/2BA doublewide.
Waterfront. Penn Signature Proper-
ties. (334)406-2077. tfc 11/3

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 tfcl0/27

FOR RENT- 7957 CR 280 E. DFS,
FL- 14'x80' MH. 2b/2b. Country set-
ting, private. Water & garbage provid-
ed. Must pass a background ck. No
Pets. No smoker. $500 & S/d. 1-year
lease. 892-2227. 33wds tfc 10/27
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3BD/2BA HOUSE on John White
Road. Large yard, Nice, $750 mo &
$750 SD. (850)859-2321. tfc 9/29

HUD APPROVED Mobile Homes on
Laurel St. 892-4677/401-1289. tfc
7/14

3 BEDROOM TRAILER for rent.
$650. Penn Signature Properties.
334-406-2077. tfc 8/17

3BD/1.5 ARGYLE. $650 334-406-
2077. Penn Signature Properties.
tfc 7/14

OFFICE SPACE 1200 sq.ft., 40 S 5th
St. 892-5995. 15wds tfc 5/20

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
tfc 7/1
- --------- ------- - -
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

EMPLOYMENT
THE WALTON CO. HEALTH
DEPT. has the following vacancy:
OPS registered Nurse, Requi-
sition #: 64966082-51381356-
20111007160005, position will work
at DeFuniak Facility, advertisement
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jobs myflorida.com, Information con-
tact Celestine Boyd 850-892-8040
x1111, only State of Florida applica-
tions will be accepted no resumes
EO/AA/VP Employer 46wds 1tc
1/12

WANTED: PIANIST/CHOIR DI-
RECTOR for Freeport Presbyterian
Church 835-2447 or 835-1827 -
Paid Position. tfc 1/12

AMERICAN PLUMBING SERVICE
NOW HIRING. Must have drivers li-
cense and plumbing experience. Call
850-333-7077. tp 1/12

POSITION AVAILABLE-Part time
personal support caretaker-28 hrs
per week. $8 hr. 1 yr expereince
working with disabled, childcare, or
nursing. Call 951-0037. Applications
accepted Mon-thurs 10 a.m 1 pm.
30wds

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 ffc 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-
cated at 1805 E. Nelson. 892-7620.
18wds tfc 12/2

THE CITY OF FREEPORT is taking
applications for the position of full
time firefighter. This is a full time
position with benefits beginning after
a 90 day probation period. The posi-
tion will be under the direction of the
Freeport Fire Chief, Mayor and City
Council.
Job duties will include all duties as
necessary to operate a full time paid
fire department, including, but not
limited to: maintenance of fire station
and equipment, exercise safety pre-
cautions on the job, exercise excel-
lent public relation skills and to assist
with the continued growth of the fire
department.
The City of Freeport is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer Affirmative Action
Program. The City is a Drug Free
Workplace and final applicant will be
required to submit to a drug test. The
City Council of the City of Freeport
will make the final hiring decision.
Applications and a list of qualifica-
tions and documentation required
may be picked up at Freeport City
Hall, 112 Highway 20 West, Free-
port, from 8:00am 5:00pm, Monday
- Friday. Applications will be accept-
ed until Friday, January 27, 2012.
175wds 2tc 1/12-1/19


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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.- 98
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-19-23040-000-0570
Base Bid-S927.59

Name in which assessed DANIEL
TOFT

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scnbed 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
Walton County, Florida
Is/ 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-W114 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-


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T** e'cf/ a'_i C-e" a. ea 5-sa
arce tre c.scrCt:- 3' -e c' re'ty a-c
I-e "a--es - *as assessed a' as

Certificate No.- 805
Year of Issuance- 2009
Description of Property-THE N 210FT
OF THE S1/2 OF THE SE114 IN SEC.
06-2N-19W "LESS: RD ROW OR 2461-
1710 OR 26994098
Parcel ID No.-06-2N-19-18000-009-0090
Base Bid-S1,703.20
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 corn 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
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.-1228
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/'Y 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.


:a-_: s 16th a, :' December.
2011
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County. Florida
/s' By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc Dec 22 29 2C01 Jai 5 12 2012
9CSP

TDAtIITX110147

NOTICE OF APPUCATION
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 t 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 11:00 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
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 number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, arid
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.-1923
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-COM NW/COR
OF S1/2 OF SW1/4 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.


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THOMAS

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Flonda
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
descnbed in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www walton real-
foreclose cor 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
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.- 2Z11
Year of Issuance-2009

Description of Property-COM AT THE
SIC 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
descnbed in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreciose.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.- 315
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-19-19010-0Q1-0010
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 at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 14th day of February,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 1ith day of DecQmber.
2011.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court


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PAGE 8-C
Walton County, Florida
s/ By: Sam Kelley
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, and
the names in which it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 37Z0
Year of Issuance- 200

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.reaffore-
cose.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
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; 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 NWIC S 00 DEG 00'00"W 658.04 FT
N 84 DEG 32'63"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.waiton.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
/ls By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
912P

TDA11TX110153

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 SE1/4 OF SW1/4 OF SEC 21, N 88
DEG 40'W ALG 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-
cose.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
1si By: Sam Kelley


Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
913P

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 it was assessed are as
follows:

Certificate No.- 395
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-PARCEL 28
LADON FARMS DESC AS S1/2 OF S1/2
OF NE1/4 OF SWI/4


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,2012


Parcel ID No.-21-5N-21-39000-003-0070
Base Bid-52,143.71

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 n 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 i6th day of December.
211.

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

TDA11TX110155

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.- 395
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-S19,056.27

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.waiton.realfore-
dose.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
915P

TDA#11TX110157

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KL-
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.- 51M
Year of Issuance- 200

Description of Property-COM AT NE
COR OF S1/2 OF SE4/4 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 J1th day of December.
2011.

MARTHAINGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
sla By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Dec. 22, 29, 2011; Jan. 5, 12, 2012
916P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 11 CP 223
DIVISION PROBATE

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN T. VUAGNIAUX


Deceased.


The administration of the estate of
JOHN T VUAGNIAUX, deceased, whose
date of death was July 23, 2011, and the
last four digits of whose social security
number are 0670, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Walton
County Courthouse, 571 Highway 90 E,
Room 301, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433.
The names and addresses of the personal
representatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' attorney are set forth below.

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

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

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

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


The date of first publicaton of this no-
tice s January 5 2012

Attorney for Personal Representatves
Is/ J Jerome Mider
J JEROME MILLER ESQ
Fla Bar No 128569
PLEAT & PERRY PA
4477 Legendary Dnve Suite 202
Destn. Florida 32541
Tel (850) 650-0599
Fax (850) 650-4402
jerry@pWaetperry com

Personal Representatves
/s/ BretT Vua maux
BretT Vuagrnaux
11316 Vsta Sorrento Parkway #104
San Diego. CA92130

/s David J Vsuaoaux
David J Vuagraux
11316 Vista Sorrento Parkway, #104
San Diego. CA 92130
2tc: January 5. 12. 2012
933P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 11 CP 000229

IN RE: The Estate of
FRANCES DEWTTT TOLAR,

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate of
Frances Dewitt Tolar, deceased, File Num-
ber 2011 CP 000229, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Walton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
the Walton County Courthouse, 571 High-
way 90 E., DeFuniak Springs. FL 32433.
The names and address of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative's attomey are set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:

All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the qualifications of
the personal representative, venue, or ju-
risdiction of.this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OFACOPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedents estate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OB-
JECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 5, 2012.

Is/ William Jackson Tolar
Personal Representative
William Jackson Tolar
PO Box 1165 ,
Santa Rosa, FL 32459

ls/ Bert Moore
Florida Bar No.: 0336378
P.O. Box 1622
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-1603
bertmoorelaw@yahoo.com
2tc: January 5, 12, 2012
934P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 66-2011-CA-000723

REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS,
INC. FOR THE BENEFIT OF BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A.

Plaintiff,

vs.

CONNIE K. TAUL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CONNIE K. TAUL; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MAGNOLIA
CREEK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON
BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY HOUS-
ING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE PROPERTY

Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION

To the following Defendant(s):

CONNIE K. TAUL
Last Known Address
226 MAGNOLIA CREEK ROAD
SANTA ROSA, FL 32459

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONNIE K.
TAUL
Last Known Address
226 MAGNOLIA CREEK ROAD
SANTA ROSA, FL 32459

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

LOT 17, MAGNOLIA CREEK SUBDII-
SION PHASE II, A RE-SUBDIVISION OF
A PORTION OF MAP OF SANTA ROSA
PLANTATION, PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4,
IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,


RANGE 20 WEST, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 11, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

alkla 226 MAGNOLIA CREEK ROAD,
SANTA ROSA, FL 32459

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law
Group, P.C.. Attorney for Plaintiff. whose
address is 100 W Cypress Creek Road.
Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33309 on or before February 6, 2012, a
date which is within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice in THE
DEFUNIAK HERALD BREEZE and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter, otherwise a default


wi be entered against you for the relef
demanded in the complaint

This nooce b provided pursuant to AdAw-
stratve Order No 2 065

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you
are a person with a disabty who needs
any accoymodabon in order to patcipate
n a court proceeding. you are entitled. at
no cost to you, to the proven of certain
assistance Please contact Sheia Sims.
Chie Deputy Court Administrator Office
oCourt Admiystraon at (850) 595-4400
at the MC Blanchard Juckdal Center. 5th
Floor. Pensacola FL 32502 within 2 work-
ing days of your receipt of this (describe
nobce) if you are hearing or voice rn-
paired. call 711

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Fd-
ing was mailed to all the partes in the at-
tached mailing ist

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 29th day of December, 2011

MARTHA INGLE
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Jacqueline Cross
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish: (Please publish in THE DE-
FUNIAK HERALD BREEZE)
Submitted by:
Marinosci Law Group, PA.
100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33060
Telephone: (954) 644-8704
Telefacsimile: (954) 772-9601
2tc: January 5, 12, 2012
935P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CMIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 66-2008-CA-159

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP.
F/KIA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, LP.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

BRANDY L ADDONIZIO; and BRIAN
ADDONIZIO, her husband, MARY F
EMOND;

Defendants.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated December 28, 2011, and en-
tered in Case No. 66-2008-CA-159, of the
Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit in
and for WALTON County, Florida. BAC
HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SER-
VICING, L.P., is Plaintiff and BRANDY L
ADDONIZIO; and BRIAN ADDONIZIO,
her husband; MARY F EMOND; are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash by electronic sale at: www.
walton.realforeclose.com, at 11:00 a.m.,
on the 30th day of January, 2012, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 1, BLOCK 15, UNIT THREE OF
WAWOOD-HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE(S) 2, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

A person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus 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 29th day of December,
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
As Clerk of said Court
Is/ By: A. Price
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

This notice is provided pursuant to Admin-
istrative Order No 2010-33. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to provisions 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 appear-
ance or immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the sched-
uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

Submitted by:
Kahane & Associates, P.A.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
10-10240 BOA
2tc: January '5, 12, 2012
936P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.: 66-2010-CA-000045

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
BEAR STEARNS ARM TRUST, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-6,

Plaintiff,

vs.

DOUGLAS E. DICKINSON; D & M
COASTAL PROPERTIES, LLC.; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.; SABLE POINTE EAST
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS; IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,

Defendants.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 20th day of December, 2011,
and entered in Case No. 66-2010-CA-
000045, of the Circuit Court of the 1ST
Judicial Circuit in and for Walton County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ARM
TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-6 is the
Plaintiff and DOUGLAS E. DICKINSON,
D&M COASTAL PROPERTIES, LLC,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC., SABLE POINTE EAST
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. and UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION


OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-
fendants The Clerk of this Court shall sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash
electronically at www.waton.reatfore-
ctse.com at. 11 00 AM on the 19th day
of January, 2012. the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment to wit

UNIT 102, SABLE POINTE EAST, A
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 2570, PAGE 1864, PUBUC RE-
CORDS OF WALTON COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, TOGETHER WITH ALL OF ITS
APPURTENANCES ACCORDING TO
THE DECLARATION AND THE CONDO-
MINIUM ACT.

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

Dated this 28th day of December,
2011.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Ist By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(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
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
09-71527
2tc: January 5, 12, 2012
937P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 66 2010 CA 001448

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA,
THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUST-
EE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUSTEE 2005-77T1 MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2005-77T1,

Plaintiff,


V.

ELIZABETH HARVEY, DARREL D. HAR-
VEY, et al.

Defendants.



MAJESTIC SUN OWNERS' ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., A Florida not-for-profit com-
pany,

Cross-Plaintiff,

v.

ELIZABETH HARVEY and DARREL D.
HARVEY,

Cross-Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 21, 2011 and entered in
Case No. 66 2010 CA 001448 of the Cir-
cuit Court, of the First Judicial Circuit, in
and for Walton County, Florida, wherein
Majestic Sun Owners' Association, Inc.
is Cross-Plaintiff, and ELIZABETH B.
HARVEY and DARREL D. HARVEY are
Cross-Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at www.walton.
realforeclose.com, the Clerk's website
for on-line auctions, at 11:00 am, on the
21st day of February, 2012 the following
described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:

UNIT A701 OF MAJESTIC SUN, PHASE
I, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO
THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINI-
UM THEREOF AS RECORDED IN O.R.
BOOK 2303, PAGE 56, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH ALL EX-
HIBITS AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF.

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact Shelia Sims,
ADA Coordinator, 190 Governmental
Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502,
(850) 595-4400 at least 7 days before
your scheduled court appearance, or im-
mediately 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.

DATED this 22nd day of December,
2011.

Martha Ingle, Clerk
Circuit Court
/s/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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

Becker & Poliakoff, PA.
Attomeys for Cross-Plaintiff
348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253
(850) 664-2229
(850) 664-7882 Fax
2tc: January 5, 12, 2012 938P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.: 66-2009-CA-001167

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.
FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, LP.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

TERESA MCCALL; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, IN-
CORPORATED, ACTING SOLELY AS A
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.; ATWOOD MCCALL; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS; IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,

Defendantss.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 20th day of December, 2011, and
entered in Case No. 66-2009-CA-001167,
of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County, Florida,
wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
L.P FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and TE-
RESA MCCALL MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED, ACTING SOLELY AS A
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME


LOANS. INC., ATWOOD MCCALL and
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
electronically at www.waton.realfore-
cksI.com at, 11:00 AM on the 20th day
of January, 2012, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4401, BAHIA
CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORD BOOK 2667, PAGE 3175, AS
AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST 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 21st day of December,
2011.


MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Is/ By: Shara Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)


Submitted by:
Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, PA.
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
09-25442
2tc: January 5, 12, 20
939P


The Walton County Code Enforcement
Board will hold a public workshop on Janu-
ary 17, 2012 beginning at 3:00 p.m. to
be held at the South Walton Courthouse
Annex.

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: January 5, 12, 2012
942P

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforcement
Board will hold their regular meeting on
January 19, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
to be held at the South Walton Courthouse
Annex.

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.
3tc: January 5, 12, 19, 2012 943P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 662011CA000955XXXXX

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF
THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF THE
CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUST 2004-17CB, MORTGAGE PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2004-17CB,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JANA SHEPHERD; etal.

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JANA SHEPHERD and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JANA SHEPHERD and JA-
NET SHEPHERD
Last Known Address
4304 CUMBERLAND ROAD N
FORT WORTH, TX 76116
Current Residence is Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
described property in Walton County, Flor-
ida:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 1006, CIBONEY, A
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORD BOOK 1959, PAGE 38,
ADDENDUM IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 1962, PAGE 148, AND AMENDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1994,
PAGE 416, AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2017, PAGE 169, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
ALL OF ITS APPURTENANCES AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION AND
THE CONDOMINIUM ACT.









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12. 2012


has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wntten
defenses, if any, to rt on SMITH, HIATT &
DIAZ. PA Plaintiffs attorneys whose ad-
dress is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale
FL 33339-1438, (954; 564-0071, Mn
days from first date of oublicabon, and file
the onginal with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attorneys
or immediately thereafter, otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or petition

DATED on January 5. 2012

As Clerk of the Court
s/ By Ruthanne Miller
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

PUBLISH IN: DeFuniak Herald Breeze
Fax first Insertion to Smith, Hlatt &
Diaz, P.A. (954) 564-9252
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Court not later than five
business days prior to the proceeding
at the Walton County Courthouse. Tele-
phone 850-892-8118 or 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service.

2tc January 12, 19, 2012 949P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2011 CA 001011

MEDITERRANEA OF DESTIN CONDO-
MINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not for profit corporation

Plaintiff,

v.

MICHAEL A. SASSANO, III, TRUSTEE
OF THE MICHAEL A. SASSANO III
TRUST DATED JUNE 26, 2001,

Defendant

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Michael A. Sassano, III, Trustee
of the Michael A. Sassano III
Trust dated June 26, 2001
315 Buel Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305-2201

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to enforce and foreclose a Claim of
Lien for assessments and to foreclose any
claims which are inferior to the right, title
and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the fol-
lowing described property:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT C-408, MEDITER-
RANEA OF DESTIN, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R.
BOOK 2503, PAGE 1563 TOGETHER
WITH FIRST AMENDMENT IN BOOK
2508, PAGE 447 AND RE-RECORDED
IN BOOK 2509, PAGE 1906 TOGETHER
WITH SCRIVENER'S AFFIDAVIT RE-
CORDED IN BOOK 2509, PAGE 1909,
AND ALL EXHIBITS AND AMEND-
MENTS THEREOF, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH ALL OF ITS APPURTE-
NANCES ACCORDING TO THE DECLA-
RATION AND THE CONDOMINIUM ACT.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attor-
ney, Raymond F. Newman, Jr., Becker &
Poliakoff, PA., 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy,
Suite 7, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548, on
or before thirty (30) days from the date of
first publication and to file the original of
the defenses with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant
fails to do so, a default will. be entered
against that Defendant for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court January 5, 2012.

Martha Ingle
Clerk of said Court
Isl By: Ruthanne Miller
as Deputy Clerk
(seal)


Bill to:
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253
(850) 664-2229
(850) 664-7882 Fax

2tc: January 12, 19, 2012 950P

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2011 CC 000437

CRYSTAL LAKE (AT SANDESTIN) HO-
MEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a
Florida not for profit corporation

Plaintiff,

v.

PAMALA FUERST; UNKNOWN TENANT
1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Pamala Fuerst
755 Grand Blvd, #B105-260
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to enforce and foreclose a Claim of
Lier) for assessments and to foreclose any
claims which are inferior to the right, title
and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the fol-
lowing described property:

LOT 12, BLOCK A, CRYSTAL LAKE AT
SANDESTIN II, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 14, PAGES 5 AND 5A AND
PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 23 AND 23A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attor-
ney, Raymond F. Newman, Jr., Becker &
Poliakoff, P.A., 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy,
Suite 7, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548, on
or before thirty (30) days from the date of
first publication and to file the original of
the defenses with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant
falls to do so, a default will be entered
against that Defendant for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
r.id Court January 5, 2012.

Martha Ingle
Clerk of said Court
Is/ By Ruthanne Miller
as Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Bill to
Becker & Poliakoff. PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7
Ft. Walton Beach. FL 32548-5253
(850) 664-2229


(850) 664-7882 Fax
2tc January 12, 19 2012 952P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2011 CA 001010

MEDITERRANEA OF DESTIN CONDO-
MINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not for profit corporation

Plaintiff,

v.

MICHAEL A. SASSANO, III, TRUSTEE
OF THE MICHAEL A. SASSANO, III
TRUST DATED 6/26/01

Defendant

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Michael A. Sassano, III, Trustee
of the Michael A. Sassano III
Trust dated 6/26/01
315 Buel Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305-2201

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to enforce and foreclose a Claim of
Lien for assessments and to foreclose any
claims which are inferior to the right, title
and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the fol-
kowing described property:

UNIT NO. C-507 OF MEDITERRANEA
OF DESTIN, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R.
BOOK 2503, PAGE 1563, AND ALL EX-
HIBITS AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH ALL
OF ITS APPURTENANCES ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION AND THE
CONDOMINIUM ACT.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attor-
ney, Raymond F. Newman, Jr., Becker &
Pollakoff, PA., 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy,
Suite 7, Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548, on
or before thirty (30) days from the date of
first publication and to file the original of
the defenses with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant
fails to do go, a default will be entered
against that Defendant for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court January 5, 2012.

Martha Ingle
Clerk of said Court
Is/ By: Jacqueline Cross
as Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Bill to:
Becker & Poliakoff, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253
(850) 664-2229
(850) 664-7882 Fax

2tc: January 12, 19, 2012 952P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 11 CA 000048

REGIONS BANK, an Alabama banking
corp.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

RANDOLPH L. FINNELL, A/K/A RAN-
DOLPH FINNELL, et al.

Defendants.

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to Plaintiffs Summary Final Judg-
ment of Mortgage Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause now pending
in said court, that I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 2nd day of Febru-.
ary, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., in accordance
with Sec. 45.031 of the Florida Statutes,
the following property:

UNIT NO. 8503 OF TURNBERRY VIL-
LAS PHASE 1, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R.
BOOK 1439, PAGE 1, AND ALL EX-
HIBITS AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF
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 January 4, 2012.

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

Attorney:
Caridad M. Garrido, Esq.
2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 190
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: 305.447.0019
Email: carv agarridorundquist.com

"This is to be published in
The DeFuniak Herald Breeze"
P.O. BOX 1546 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
FL 32433
PHN: (850) 892-3232;
FAX: (850) 892-2270
2tc: January 12, 19, 2012 953P

NOTICE OF SALE

Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public
Sale at Auction the following vehicles to
satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of
the Florida Statutes on February 02, 2012
at 10A M.

*AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE
EACH VEHICLE/VESSEL IS LOCATED'

1997 FORD LGT CONVT
VIN# 1FTHX25F5VEC17402
Located at: CHAD'S TRUCK REPAIR,
INC
3596 U.S. 90 WEST, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL 32433
Owner: RONALD B MCCLELLAND 3128
COUNTY RD 10, SAMSON, AL 36477
Customer: SAME AS REGISTERED
OWNER,
Lienholder: SUGGS AUTO SALES 23129
5TH AVENUE, FLORALA, AL 36442
Lien Amount: $2,398.74

a) Notice to the Owner or lienor that
he has a right to a hearing prior to the
scheduled date of sale by filing with the
Clerk of the Court.
b) Owner has the right to recover pos-
session of vehicle by posting bond in
accordance with Florida Statutes Sec-
tion 559.917.
c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle
after payment lien claimed by lienor


will be deposited with the Clerk of the
Court

Any persons) claiming any interests)
in the above vehicle contact Rainbow
Title & Lien. Inc.. (954) 920-6020

'ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD
WITH RESERVE'
Some of the vehicles may have been
released pnor to auction

LIC # AB-0001256
ite January 12 2012 954P

NOTICE OF PUBUC MEETING

The Walton County Public Library Sys-
tem Advisory Board will hold a public
meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Janu-
ary 23, 2012, in the Walton-DeFuniak
Library, 3 Circle Drive in DeFuniak
Springs.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Is/ By: Dan Owens, Director
Walton County Public Library System

ltc January 12 2012 955P

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

The Department announces receipt of an
application for permit from Walton County
Board of County Commissioners, File No.
66-0269475-003-EI, to construct a 15-foot
by 750-foot boardwalk along Lafayette
Creek. This proposed project will be lo-
cated in Freeport along Lafayette Creek,
Section 15, Township 1S, Range 19W,
Walton County.

This application is being processed and
is available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Northwest District office
at 160 W. Government Street, Suite 308,
Pensacola, FL, 32502-5740.
1tc: January 12, 2012 956P

NOTICE OF MEETING OF
WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADVISORY COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Walton County School District Advisory
Council will meet from 7:45 AM until 3:00
PM on January 19; 2012 for the purpose of
conducting school visitations. These visi-
tations are to increase the DAC member
understanding of the daily operations of in-
dividual schools. The members will meet
initially at the WISE Center at 555 Walton
Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida and be-
gin the tour from there. The schedule for
these visitations follows:

Thursday, January 19, 2012
7:45 Leave WISE Center in school bus
8:30 Arrive at FREEPORT HIGH
SCHOOL
10:00 Leave FREEPORT HIGH
SCHOOL
10:10 Arrive at FREEPORT MIDDLE
SCHOOL
11:40 Leave at FREEPORT MIDDLE
SCHOOL
12:10 Arrive at EMERALD COAST MID-
DLE SCHOOL
12:10 Lunch at EMERALD COAST MID-
DLE SCHOOL
1:00 Tour EMERALD COAST MIDDLE
SCHOOL
2:30 Leave EMERALD COAST MIDDLE
SCHOOL
3:00 Arrive at WISE Center

This meeting is open to the public and
interested persons may appear and be
heard with respect to matters to be con-
sidered at the meeting.
If any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Council with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, such person will need a record
of the proceedings and, for such purpose,
such person may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.

WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL
DISTRICT ADVISORY COUNCIL
BY: Carlene H. Anderson:
Superintendent of Schools
David Jeselnik:
Coordinator of School Improvement
and Accountability
1tc: January 12, 2012 957P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11-CA-000798

BEACHSIDE I CONDOMINIUM ASSO-
CIATION, INC.,
a Florida non-profit condominium as-
sociation,

Plaintiff,

v.

TERESA L. WITT-STAMPS, as survivor
of an estate by the entireties with JER-
RY J. STAMPS, deceased, and LOUIS
PROVENZA,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: TERESA L. WITT-STAMPS
Last known addresses:
9117 Cross Creek Place, Gulfport, MS
39503

1520 Barley Way, Bowling Green, KY
42104

YOU ARE NOTIFIED of an action to fore-
close an assessment lien for unpaid con-
dominium association assessments on
the following property in WALTON County,
Florida, to-wit:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4064, BEACH-
SIDE ONE, A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETH-
ER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN
THE COMMON ELEMENTS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION OF CON-
DOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 235, PAGE
662, AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you in the Circuit


Court in and for Walton County, Florida,
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on Plaintiffs
attorney whose name and address is Wil-
liam S. Howell, Jr, William S. Howell, Jr.,
PA., whose address is 1727 S. Co. Hwy.
393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. on or
before the 1st day of March, 2012, and file
the original of your written defenses with
the clerk of this court, either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs' attorney or immediately
thereafter otherwise a judgment may be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint

WITNESS my hand and seal of office
this 6th day of January, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
Is/ By Selena Sutera
as Deputy Clerk
(seal)


4:: a.- 12 19 26 Feo 2 2'2


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Zoning Board of
Adjustment *a'; -, ".*- regJa p.oi c
nea--, Thursday. January 26. 2012
at 6:00 P.M at e South Watton Court-
house Annex Sarta Rosa Beacn
:cr',a 32459 Tne 'oca-.ng teams are
screc- ec 'I- re-. arn action

I GARY REID PETTTON FOR VARI-
ANCE- Proect number 12-005-00001
Tr-s s a pecton suomted by Gary Reid
requestng a vanance from the Walton
County Land Develooment Code section
5 00 03 Al which requires singe-famity
Du. ; ng setbacks of 20 from the front 15
from the rear and 7 '' from each side The
petion requested, if granted would allow
the applicant to reduce the rear setback
to 5 Lot 6. Block A of Beach Highlanos
residential subdivision as recorded in Plat
Book 3. Page 47 in the Official Records
of Walton County. Florida The site is lo-
cated at 114 Loon Lake Drve. Santa Rosa
Beach. FL 32459 more particularly identi-
fied by parcel number 04-3S-20-34010-
00A-0060

2. SHARI JUDKINS ADMINISTRATIVE
APPEAL Project number 11-004-00001.
This is an administrative appeal submitted
by Share Judkins, appealing the Planning
and Development Services Director's de-
cision to allow a commercial use within the
coastal center land use category. The sub-
ject site is located north of U.S. 98 on the
south side of North Holiday Road (parcel
number 29-2S-21-42910-00B-0060)

The Zoning Board ofAdjustment will make
a final determination to grant a variance,
deny a variance, uphold the director's de-
cision, overturn the director's decision, or
continue to a later date. Any agenda item
that is tabled will be scheduled for a future
Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting. The
applicant/petitioner may appeal the deci-
sion of this board to the Circuit Court of
Walton County.

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 that 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: January 12, 19, 2012 959P


NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ENACT ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the city
Council of the city of DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, shall consider for adoption at the
meeting scheduled for January 23, 2012,
at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall in DeFuniak
Springs, Florida.

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDI-
NANCES 777, 797,798 AND 799 RELAT-
ING TO SIGNS; AMENDING, CLARIFY-
ING, REPEALING AND RENUMBERING
CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF APPENDIX
A ZONING, CHAPTER 17, "SIGNS" OF
THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA
MUNICIPAL CODE OR ORDINANCES
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is
available at City Hall for inspection and
all interested persons may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

Note: If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Council with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting
or hearing, such person will need a record
of the proceeding and that, for such pur-
pose, such person may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDI-
NANCE IS TO AMEND THE SIGN OR-
DINANCE IN THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FLORIDA.

CLAYTON J.M. ADKINSON
CITY ATTORNEY
Itc: January 12, 2012 960P

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME LAW

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, under
Chapter 865.09, that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business under the
fictitious name of The Gator Hole, Physi-
cal address-55 Co. Rd. 1883, in the City
of DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Flor-
ida, intends to register the said name with
the Division of Corporations of the Depart-
ment of State.
DATED this the 9th day of January,
2012.
OWNER'S NAME(S)-Jamie Keith Bar-
ley
MAILING ADDRESS: 14974 State
Highway 83N
CITY, STATE, ZIP-DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32433
OWNER'S SIGNATURE(S)-/s/ Jamie
Keith Barley
1tc: January 12, 2012 961P


Registered Owner
THU T. NGUYEN
103 HARD TRAIL
MADISON, AL. 35756

Leinholder
NONE


Description of Vehicle
1997 ACURA 22CL
Vin#19UYA1251VL005309

TOWING & STORAGE COMPANY:
L&H AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CEN-
TER, INC.
1050 W. NELSON AVE.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. 32433
PHONE (850) 892-3164

THIS AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT L&H
AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CENTER
AT 1050 W. NELSON AVE., DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL. ON JANUARY 24, 2012
COMMENCING AT 11:00 AM. WE HERE-
BY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AUCTION
THIS VEHICLE ACCORDING TO THE
FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION 713.78,


IN ORDER TO RECOVER ANY AND ALL
UNPAID CHARGES FOR TOWING AND
STORAGE FEES ON THE ABOVE VE-
HICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR
TO THE SALE OF THIS VEHICLE.
Itc January 12 2012 962P

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
TODD RICHARD PETTY
339 LUCAS ROAD
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. 32433

Leinholder
NONE

Description of Vehicle
1988 CHEVY S-10
Vin#I GCBS14E5J2100955

TOWING & STORAGE COMPANY:
L&H AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CEN-
TER, INC.
1050 W. NELSON AVE.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. 32433
PHONE (850) 892-3164

THIS AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT L&H
AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CENTER
AT 1050 W. NELSON AVE., DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL. ON JANUARY 24, 2012
COMMENCING AT 10:30 AM. WE HERE-
BY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AUCTION
THIS VEHICLE ACCORDING TO THE
FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION 713.78,
IN ORDER TO RECOVER ANY AND ALL
UNPAID CHARGES FOR TOWING AND
STORAGE FEES ON THE ABOVE VE-
HICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR
TO THE SALE OF THIS VEHICLE.
1tc: January 12, 2012 963P

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
TAKIYAH COOLEY
218 WALTERS AVE.
LAUREL, MS. 39440

Leinholder
BROADWAY MOTORS
1920 W. PINE STREET
HATTIESBURG, MS. 39401

Description of Vehicle
2000 MERCURY GR. MARQUIS
Vin#2MEFM75W9YX716153

TOWING & STORAGE COMPANY:
L&H AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CEN-
TER, INC.
1050 W. NELSON AVE.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. 32433
PHONE (850) 892-3164

THIS AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT L&H
AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CENTER
AT 1050 W. NELSON AVE., DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL. ON JANUARY 24, 2012
COMMENCING AT 11:30 AM. WE HERE-
BY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AUCTION
THIS VEHICLE ACCORDING. TO THE
FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION 713.78,
IN ORDER TO RECOVER ANY AND ALL
UNPAID CHARGES FOR TOWING AND
STORAGE FEES ON THE ABOVE VE-
HICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR
TO THE SALE OF THIS VEHICLE.
1tc: January 12, 2012 964P

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

Registered Owner
PROPHECY MAI SPAID
303 WATEROAK STREET
FREEPORT, FL. 32439

Leinholder
NONE

Description of Vehicle
1999 TOYOTA COROLLA
Vin#2T1 BR12E0XC164197

TOWING & STORAGE COMPANY:
L&H AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CEN-
TER, INC.
1050 W. NELSON AVE.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. 32433
PHONE (850) 892-3164

THIS AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT L&H
AUTOMOTIVE & COLLISION CENTER
AT 1050 W. NELSON AVE., DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL. ON JANUARY 24, 2012
COMMENCING AT 10:00 AM. WE HERE-
BY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AUCTION
THIS VEHICLE ACCORDING TO THE
FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION 713.78,
IN ORDER TO RECOVER ANY AND ALL
UNPAID CHARGES FOR TOWING AND
STORAGE FEES ON THE ABOVE VE-
HICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR
TO THE SALE OF THIS VEHICLE.
itc: January 12, 2012 965P


Notice is hereby given that the City Coun-
cil of the City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida,
shall consider for adoption at the meeting
scheduled for January 23, 2012, at 6:00
p.m. at the City Hall in DeFuniak Springs,
Florida,

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE FOR THE
CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORI-
DA, PURSUANT TO THE COMMUNITY
PLANNING ACT OF 2011, 2011-139,
LAWS OF FLORIDA, FLORIDA STAT-
UTES, CHAPTER 163.3177 3. (b), PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICT-
ING PROVISIONS, PROVIDING FOR A
SHORT TITLE, PROVIDING FOR FIND-
INGS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A copy of the proposed Ordinance is avail-
able at the City Hall Annex for inspection
and all interested persons may appear at
the meeting and be heard with respect to
the proposed ordinance.

Note: A public hearing encourages the
public to provide written and/or verbal
comments on the above matter under
consideration. Any person who decides
to appeal any decision of the City Council
with respect to the matter considered at
this meeting will need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.

Gregory L. Scoville, AICP
Planning Director
City of DeFuniak Springs


ltc: January 12, 2012


966P


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City Of De-
Funiak Springs City Council will conduct a
public hearing for a Variance Request on
Monday. February 23, 2012, at City Hall in
DeFuniak Springs, Florida at 6 00 p.m.

Application has been made for a Variance
to encroach into a required front yard an
additional five (5) feet, totaling a 25 ft.
encroachment within a R-1 Single Family
Residential District

PETITIONER: Nevin & Sharia Durden

PROPERTY OWNER: Nevin & Sharia
Durden

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Property Parcel


PAGE 9-C
Identification Number: 25-3N-19-19070-
000-5200

Physical Location: 54 Plateau Ave
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435

File Number 2011-VAR-04

Any person desinng to speak concern-
ing this request should be present at this
meeting

Any questions may be directed to the at-
tention of the City Planning Department
at the City Hall Annex. 35 US Hwy 90 W,
DeFuniak Spnngs, FL 32433. (850) 892-
8571

Gregory L Scoville. AICP
Planning Director

1tc January 12, 2012 967P

NOTICE

You are hereby notified that the Highway
331 Blue Ribbon Task Force will hold
two public meetings; one on Wednesday.
January 11, 2012 at 4 00 PM at the South
Walton Annex located at 31 Coastal Cen-
tre Blvd.. Santa Rosa Beach, FL and on
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM at
the Walton County Courthouse located at
571 US Highway 90 in DeFuniak Springs,
FL.

Please be governed accordingly.

By: Dede Hinote,
Administrative Services Coordinator
1tc: January 12, 2012 968P

PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE

REGISTER OWNER:
JOSE MOSSO
1081 W LAUREL AVE. LOT D2
FOLEY, AL. 36535

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
FORD
VIN#: 1FTRX18L4XNB87828

TOWING AND STORAGE COMPANY
DAY'S SERVICE STATION INC.
PO BOX 10 I 11 ARGYLE RAILROAD
AVE.
ARGYLE, FL. 32422
850-892-3935

THISAUCTION WILL BE HELDAT DAY'S
SERVICE STATION INC. AT 11 ARGYLE
RAILROAD AVE. ARGYLE, FL. ON FEB-
RUARY 24, 2012 COMMENCING AT 7:00
AM. WE HEREBY RESERVE THE RIGHT
TO AUCTION THIS VEHICLE ACCORD-
ING TO THE FLORIDA STATUTES, SEC-
TION 713.78 IN ORDER TO RECOVER
ANY AND ALL UNPAID CHARGES FOR
TOWING AND STORAGE FEES ON THE
ABOVE LISTED VEHICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR
TO THE DATE OF THE SALE OF THIS
VEHICLE.


ltc: January 12, 2012


The Walton County Coastal Dune Lake
Advisory Board will hold their regularly
scheduled meeting on Thursday, Janu-
ary 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the District
Five Commissioner's Meeting Room,
70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida.

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: January 12, 19, 2012 970P

Notice of Community Meeting

Garver, LLC. on behalf of, Jeffery & Erin
Richer, are proposing a lot split of approxi-
mately 1.04 acres. The property is located
east of Grand Pointe Drive North in Walton
County.

A Community Meeting has been sched-
uled for Wednesday, Feburary 8, 2012
at 5:30pm at the South Walton Fire De-
partment, 117 Wall Street, Panama City
Beach, FL 32413 (850-267-1298)

The purpose of the meeting is to solicit
and consider input from adjacent property
owners within 300ft of the proposed proj-
ect site.

If you have questions regarding this pro-
posal call Garver, LLC. at 850-837-3330
2tc: January 12, 19, 2012 971P

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT
OF RIGHT-OF-WAY

You are hereby notified pursuant to Florida
Statutes, chapter 336, that:

As legally described as the following:
THE SOUTH 13.00' OF THE NORTH,
33.00 FEET OF LOTS 132 AND 133,
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH,
RANGE 18 WEST, TALLAHASSEE ME-
RIDIAN, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 33.00
FEET THEREOF.

has been abandoned as an easement
pursuant to Resolution adopted by the
Board of County Commissioners of Wal-
ton County, Florida, on the 13th day of
December, 2011.

/s/ Tina Earley for
Martha Ingle, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
of Walton County, Florida


2tc: January 12, 19, 2012


972P


You are hereby notified that the Walton
County Fire Council will hold a Meeting on
Monday, January 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at
the Walton County Fire Rescue, Station
4 Training Room, located at 63 Bo Pete
Manor Road, DeFuniak Springs. FL

This meeting is opened to the public
Please be governed accordingly.

By. Tammy Bradley
Walton County Fire Rescue
itc: January 12, 2012 973P







THE DeFL NIAK ,PRI GS HERALD BRLLZE THURSDAY, JANUARY 12.2012


Kids compete for theatre art


at NWFSC Thespian Festival


By ALICIA LEONARD
All photos by Grant Collins
The fir-t weekend of
the new year and North-
west Florida State
(',ll.-gENW'FS(_' held host
to almost 800 high school-
;ag-.l students from as far
west as Pensacola to as far
east as past Panama City,
as the Florida District One
Thespians held the usual
festival for one acts and in-
dividual events.
Fort Walton Beach High
S,.ho,ol Drama Chair ('hri-.


ta Whittaker, also a board
member f,.r the Florida
State Th,--pirn- with an
inexhaustible group of stu-
dents for staff hosted the
event. Parents, sponsors,
school drama teachers and
...l.-*.I staff rounded out
the support inr.' cast for this
*..* rl'. event.
.<,uth Walton High School
students Kaylyn Carter,
Wade Howard and Will Cole
participated in many events
and were very enthusiastic
about the experience. Cart-


THE DISTRICT ONE staff is made up of hard-working
kids that help in every aspect of the festival. Here, a few of
District One staff takes a much needed and rare break in the
chaos of the two-day event. (Photo by Grant Collins.)


FORT WALTON HIGH SCHOOL drama chair and Flor-
ida State Thespians Board Member Christa Whittaker talks
a little with students on the opening day of the festival. Any-
where from 600-800 high school students participate every
year with the hope of going on and competing at state levels.
(Photo by Grant Collins.)


er told the H--r ..i Er.-:-..: -I
have absolutely loved being
a part of the D.-'n.: One
Thespian competition. Tr.-.
people I have met these past
two years are absolutely
wonderful and so incred-
ibly talented which makes
me so honored to be apart
of the most am1zine district
in Florida. What I love so
much about Thespian com-
petition is that you never
meet a stranger. Everyone
is so friendly and excited
about all sharing the same
interest in theatre. The sup-
port in the audience you
receive during your perfor-
mance, be it one acts, a solo
musical, or monologues, is
so fantastic. It really helps
ease nerves to be able to
look at the audience filled
with new friends, who you
feel like you've known for-
ever, and see all the smiling
faces and 'happy hands, not
clappy hands' there to cheer
you on.
'"The critiques given by
the judges are extremely
helpful and encouraging, es-
pecially this year as a senior
since I performed pieces I'll
be using in the upcoming
weeks for my college audi-
tions into Bachelor of Fine
Arts Theatre programs in
the state of Florida. Overall,
I have had such a wonder-
ful experience as a part of
District 1 Thespian compe-
tition. It's such a fine group
of students. I'm so grateful
that I've had the chance to
be a part of the wonderful
powerhouse of talent that is
District 1 Thespians...and
I proudly represent Troupe
7053."
Howard concurred, "The
main reason I love going
to districts is simply the
people there. The students,
the directors/judges, it's just
amazing to see so many peo-
ple with the same passion
all in one place. Everyone
is always so friendly and
supportive. This is my sec-
ond year and final year at
districts and I sense that
in the future I will have
a strong nostalgia for the
festival. I love District One
Thespians! "This year I
performed two contrasting
monologues in which I re-
ceived straight superiors,
and duet acting in which we
(Will Cole and I) received
one superior and two excel-
lents. The South Walton
troupe (7053) is unique be-
cause there are only three of
us while other schools, have
much larger groups up in
the 30s and 40s. Also per-
forming in front of judges is
great practice for audition-
ing for college. Not only are
you going through a very
similar process, but the
feedback does wonders in
helping perfect those pieces
that you plan to audition
with. All in all, districts is
amazing, and I wish I could
go back every year."
Don Goodrum, the Dra-
ma and Speech teacher from
South Walton High School,
added, "I've been judging


TEACHERS, ACTORS and artists from around the area convene every January to help
teach and encourage younger artist. Here, the judges listen to instructions from District One
Director Christa Whittaker before going out and adjudicating individual events. (Photo by
Grant Collins.)


PF:-'..- ri::. at D1 'o:r tilh:
years now and I really en-
joy .ndirin that student
who suddenly realizes they
have a voice and that that
voice has something to say.
Watching a kid's fat- when
you tell them that they
wrote ....nmk-thi ng that rea.ll:.
spoke to you and what we all
feel as people is a precious
gtli that I never get tired
of rcei'.ina We did well
at District for such a small
group. Kaylyn took straight
Superiors in both Solo Mu-
sical and Monologue Wade
took straight Superiors in
Monologue and Wade and
Will Cole took an Excellent
in Duet Acting. Kaylyn and
Wade will be taking their
pieces to state."
No doubt, the students,
teachers and all the staff
that support this event
get as much back from the


KAYLYN CARTER AND WADE HOWARD were two of
the students competing from South Walton High School in
this year's District 1 Thespian Festival held at NWFSC.
(Photo by Alicia Leonard)


young thespians' enthusi-
asm as all the work they put


into this much anticipated
yearly event.


THIS EXCITEMENT IS CONTAGIOUS FOR THE KIDS as can be seen on the faces of
Arnold High School who took home the award for best one-act with the musical Honk. Once
the closing awards ceremony starts, there are very few quiet moments at the Mattie Kelly
Art's Center in Niceville. (Photo by Grant Collins.)


JUST LIKE THE OSCARS, the best of the best receive golden statues for categories such
as critics choice and all-star cast at the District One Thespian Festival. (Photo by Grant
Collins.)







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