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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
Portion of title: De Funiak herald combined with the breeze
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 19, 2012
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- De Funiak Springs (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Walton County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Walton -- DeFuniak Springs
Coordinates: 30.721389 x -86.119444 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888




HERALD


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a COMBINED WITH THE BREEZE


WATCHING
LIKE A HAWK
Lisa Miller, the
Bird Lady, presents
birds of prey. 1-B


VOLUME 123 NUMBER 3 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 75. PER COPY


I INSIDE


NO BIMONTHLY
MEETINGS
FOR TDC
BCC denies re-
quest for additional
meetings. 1-C




BCC JAN. 10
ROLL CALL
Main agenda
items and measures
taken. 3-C




GRIT & GRACE
PRE-AUDITIONS
JAN. 21
Meet the director/
playwright. 3-B


SDeFuniak City Council


0 chooses Sara Bowers


j as City Manager


SARA BOWERS, A 21-year veteran of DeFuniak Springs
city government was the first applicant to undergo the inter-
view process. Bowers had been working as the interim city
manager until a new one could be hired.


By ALICIA LEONARD
Three applicants vied for
the position of DeFuniak
Springs City Manager in a
special interview and hiring
session that took place at
DeFuniak Springs City Hall
Jan. 13 at 1 p.m.
Acting interim City Man-
ager Sara Bowers, along
with Kebby Hall and John
McCue appeared in alpha-
betical order in front of
the Council to answer 10
predetermined interview
questions along with a few
additional questions from
council members during the
interview process.
First up, Bowers was
asked by Mayor Harold
Carpenter to tell the Coun-
cil and audience a little bit
about herself. Bowers an-
swered, "I was born and
raised in DeFuniak Springs,
the youngest of five chil-


dren. My grandfather start-
ed a business, Service Drug
Company. I worked in the
store growing up. My broth-
er jumped through all the
hoops to ensure that I could
go to college as a Gator. I re-
ceived a degree in account-
ing there. Ultimately, a job
here in the finance depart-
ment opened up and I was
able to move back home. I
jumped at the chance be-
cause this is a wonderful
community to raise a family
in."
Carpenter then asked
why Bowers decided to ap-
ply for the position. Bowers
responded, "DeFuniak is a
wonderful place. For busi-
ness, I'd love to see more
business and I would just
like to better serve the citi-
zens of DeFuniak Springs.
I've been the Finance Direc-
tor for almost 21 years. I'd


love to see this community
continue to grow and pros-
per."
Bowers was then asked
how she determined pri-
orities in her last job. "That
depends on what is needed
when, the time it will take.
It all depended on the time
constraints," she respond-
ed. When asked how she
would describe her style as
a supervisor, she responded.
"Ah, laid-back. Get all the
information of what has
occurred and depending on
what has occurred deciding
on a course of action from
counseling, to written rep-
rimand. Currently, all that
could be done (when firing
an employee) is a recom-
mendation to the Council."
Councilman Wayne Gra-
ham responded with a ques-
See MANAGER 10-A


LAKEVIEW
CONCERT SERIES
OPENS THIS
SUNDAY
Lopez/Tabor Duo
performs at First
United Methodist.
2-B


WALTON DEFEATS
FREEPORT
IN BOYS
BASKETBALL


Braves claim


74-


64 victory against
rival Bulldogs. 8-B




FREEPORT SPLITS
WITH JAY
Boys win, girls
lose in pair of con-
tests. 10-B





ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
5-C

CLASSIFIED 6-C

OUTDOORS 2-C

ARRESTS 11-A

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Freeport Council provoked by Century


Link fiber optic cable installation


By BEN GRAFTON
At Freeport's City Coun-
cil meeting of Jan. 10, Mayor
Mickey Morse reported that
over the Christmas week-
end a Century Link work
crew had cut a trench in the
ground and installed fiber
optic cable where the city's
North Bay project water
line is being installed in its
dedicated easement within
the right-of-way of SR-20
through Eglin Air Force
Base property. Archeologi-
cal restraints exist in this
section and the Air Force
required the city to conduct
environmental and archeo-
logical surveys before grant-
ing the easement. According
to Marse and other Council
members the process to get
the easement took about
two years at a cost of about
$200,000 before construc-
tion started. In addition, the
pipe installation through
this sector must be done us-
ing directional drilling tech-


niques to install the pipe
beneath the strata contain-
ing the relics without dis-
turbing the surface of the
ground. This work must be
done under the supervision
of a qualified archeologist.
The drilling procedure adds
another $150,000 to the
project cost.
That the cable was in-
stalled over the Christmas
weekend drew expressions
of skepticism from members
of the Council and the audi-
ence.
According to City Clerk
Robin Haynes, the city only
found out about the Century
Link work when they hit
sqme water lines and the
city crew had to go out and
make repairs.
Marse reported he learned
that the Century Link crew
reported they had a permit
from the Department of
Transportation (DOT) to in-
stall the cable. Marse said,
"I talked to DOT this morn-


Commissioners


to review attorney


applications


By DOTTY NIST
Thirty-nine attorneys and
12 law firms have responded
to the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners'
(BCC) request for qualifica-
tions (RFQs) and advertis-
ing seeking legal services.
This was reported at the
Jan. 10 BCC meeting at the
Walton County Courthouse.
Lynn Hoshihara, county
attorney, has accepted an-
other position in Tallahas-
see but is serving on an in-
terim basis with the Office
of the County Attorney dur-
ing the hiring process for a
new county attorney or law
firm to represent the BCC.
It was decided at the


Jan. 10 BCC meeting that
individual commissioners
would be provided, for their
review, with all the RFQ re-
sponses and applications for
the legal services position.
Originally. County Ad-
ministrator Greg Kisela had
envisioned a three-member
review panel to go through
the responses and applica-
tions. review them to see
which would meet minimum
standards. and short-list
five to seven applications
from individual attorneys
and three to five responses
by law firms to be brought
before the commissioners at
See APPLICATIONS 2-A


ing and chewed their tails
out. I'll call Eglin today,
with your permission."
City Attorney Clayton
Adkinson commented that
the city was permitted, but
it also has an easement
and it needs to find out how
Century Link got into its
easement and Eglin didn't
do anything to stop it. The
Council agreed that Adkin-
son and Marse should con-
tinue to investigate the inci-
dent.
In other matters: Marse
reported on the status of
the project to install mul-
tiple electric meters at the
Sports Complex. Two bids,
one from Don Early and one
from Wisco, based on an en-
gineer's drawing, have been
received. One of the bidders
reported that there was a
problem in the drawing. It
was learned that some speci-
fied parts are not acceptable
to CHELCO. The engineer
drew it up wrong. The proj-


ect needs to be redesigned
and re-bid.
Adkinson reported that
the engineer acknowledged
the project cannot be built
according to information in
the drawing.
Haynes requested Coun-
cil approval to send the proj-
ect back to engineering for
redesign and then re-bid the
work. The Council approved
this request.
Haynes asked the Council
to approve granting waivers
of the $750 impact fee to
new customers signing up
for city water service along
the North Bay water line ex-
tension route.
Marse offered the opinion
that, when the water service
is operational, people using
the city water will talk to
their neighbors and within
a month there will be a flood
of new applications for wa-
ter service.
Councilman Earl King
suggested approving


Haynes' proposal but fix-
ing a cut-off date of June 15
for waiver of the impact fee.
The Council approved a mo-
tion based on King's sugges-
tion.
Shelton Stone, General
Manager of Owl's Head
development on U.S. 331
North, told the Council that
lawsuits between the devel-
opers and banks have been
settled and that last Novem-
ber Doug Duncan purchased
about 900 acres of the Owl's
Head property and wants
to move ahead with devel-
opment plans. As a part of
this, Owl's Head would like
to move the one house (just
a shell), that was built.
This house, which is
owned by Duncan, will be
relocated from its present
site, which Owl's Head will
no longer own, to a com-
mercial site across the high-
way in the vicinity of the

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A SINGLE WHITE SWAN visited King Lake on Sunday, Jan. 15, near Paradise Island.
The bird mingled with other wildlife and did not appear afraid of humans. (Photo by Lan-
na Williams)


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THE DeFLNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19.2012


WALTON COUNTY Commissioners will be reviewing responses and applications in connection with their advertising for a new county attorney. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


APPLICATIONS FROM PAGE 1-A


their Jan. 24 meeting.
Kisela had proposed that
the panel consist of him-
self, Walton County Clerk
of Courts Martha Ingle,
and South Walton Tour-
ist Development Council
Executive Director Dawn
Moliterno. However, at the
meeting, Kisela said that
Ingle had asked not to be in-
cluded because her attorney
was among the applicants.
He suggested that Assistant
County Administrator Gary
Demers be the third member
of the panel in her place.
South Walton County res-
ident Mary Nielson asked if
the Adkinson Law Firm was


among the applicants, and
Kisela responded that this
was so.
Nielson brought up the
issue of the Adkinson firm
having served as personal
attorney for Moliterno and
also for District 1 Commis-
sioner Scott Brannon. She
wondered why Moliterno
would not ask to be excused
from the panel, since Ingle
had done so. "This is noth-
ing against Ms. Moliterno,
it is a relationship issue,"
Nielson explained.
Moliterno later confirmed
that she had used the Ad-
kinson firm at times for
legal services, along with


another local law firm. She
said that prior to the meet-
ing she had been unaware of
Ingle's decision not to serve
on the panel.
Kisela suggested giving
the individual commission-
ers all of the responses and
applications, along with a
summary of minimum qual-
ifications to be drafted by
county administration. Dis-
trict 3 Commissioner Larry
Jones stated his support of
this idea, and Kisela was
given direction to proceed in
this manner.
Kisela agreed to provide
the commissioners with the
qualification summary by


the end of the week, along
with all the RFQ responses
and applications. He sug-
gested that the individual
commissioners choose their
top five to seven applica-
tions/responses and bring
those forward to the next
BCC meeting for selection
and ranking of the top three
to five by the BCC, with the
goal of interviewing those
applicants at the first BCC
meeting in February.
Brannon confirmed that
the Adkinson Law Firm had
represented him personally.
He said that, prior to allow-
ing any of the applications/
responses to come to him, he
would seek an opinion from
the Florida Ethics Commis-
sion on the matter.
The commissioners had


indicated that, depending
on what responses they got
regarding the vacant posi-
tion, they would consider as
options hiring an in-house
county attorney, a law firm,
or a combination of the two.
For comparison purposes,
Kisela provided an analysis
of the BCC's expenses from
2006 to 2011 for outside and
contract attorneys and those
for the Office of the County
Attorney.
As of December 2011, the
county was currently in-
volved in 30 lawsuits.
According to the figures
provided, expenses for out-
side and contract legal coun-
sel over the five-year period
had totaled almost $4 mil-
lion and legal department
expenses had totaled over


$1.3 million. The figures
revealed that legal depart-
ment expenses had gradu-
ally decreased over a five-
year period from $302,224
in the 2007 fiscal year to
$240,787 in the 2011 fiscal
year. Cost figures reported
for outside/contract legal
services were: $968,352 for
FY 2007; $689,531 for FY
2008; $781,078 for FY 2009;
slightly over $1 million for
FY 2010; and $416,281 for
FY 2011. Kisela noted that,
for the most part, fiscal
years 2007, 2010, and 2011
were the years the county
had an in-house county at-
torney and fiscal years 2008
and 2009 were the years
that a county attorney who
was part of a private law
firm was utilized.


WCTC office to help educate community on heart health


Employees of the Wal-
ton County Tax Collector's
(WCTC) Office aren't just
concerned with helping cus-
tomers renew license plates
and make tax payments,
they are also concerned
about the health of their cus-
tomers. During the months
of January through March,
customers will be exposed to
heart health tips as part of
a campaign to educate the
community on heart health.
The Heart Healthy cam-


paign is an employee-led
initiative created out of a
desire to educate customers
on causes that could impact
their lives. It is being imple-
mented through informa-
tion and health facts readily
available through the Amer-
ican Heart Association.
"Our employee team
chose to promote heart
health as our first quarter
promotion, because we iall
know someone impacted
through heart disease. No


age, no ethnicity, and no
gender is immune from be-
ing impacted by heart dis-
ease," said Toma Rushing,
employee chair of the Heart
Healthy campaign and clerk
at the tax collector's office.
"However, there are some
simple steps individuals can
take to increase their heart
health and in doing so ex-
tend their lives."
The Heart Healthy cam-
-paign will be the first of four
promotions the employees


of the Tax Collector's Office
will initiate during the year.
The four, three-month long
promotions are aimed at
helping educate the commu-
nity to make smart choices.
It is part of the vision of the
Tax Collector's Office to be
a "passionate, talented, and
caring team united in the
relentless pursuit of excel-
lence in our people, service,
and community."
The heart campaign will
utilize the current commu-


Bunko Night is back in Freeport, for Relay for Life


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 begin as soon is easy to play, and instructions
all are seated. They need to will be provided. Cost is $10
know how many tables to set for a round of 22 games, or
up, so everyone who wants play the whole .evening for
to come is asked to RSVP, $10. Prizes will be awarded
974-7772. for the most wins and most
Bunko is a fun dice game, Bunkos after each set of 11


games. Snacks and beverag-
es will be provided. All pro-
ceeds will go to benefit the
American Cancer Society/
Relay for Life. The evening
is sponsored by the Freeport
Town Planters Society.


nication channels available
to the employees of the Tax
Collector's Office and pri-
marily shared via social me-
dia, electronic information
delivery and lobby displays.
The community is also
invited to join the Tax Col-


lector's Office in promoting
heart health by participat-
ing in the American Heart
Association's Go Red Day@
on Feb. 3. Visit at http://
www.heart.org to learn
more about Go Red Day
and heart health.


WCPC meeting scheduled Jan. 19


The Walton County Pre-
vention Coalition meeting
will be on Thursday, Jan. 19,
at 3:30 p.m. at the First Ap-
ostolic Church of DeFuniak
Springs in their meeting
room behind the sanctuary
located at 440 West Orange




Remme

graduates

basic

training

Air Force Airman Rhett
T. Remme graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included train-
ing in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and
basic warfare principles and
skills.
Airmen who complete ba-
sic training earn four credits
toward an associate in ap-
plied science degree through
the Community College of
the Air Force.
Remme is the son of Ju-
liet Hazzard and stepson
of Russell Hazzard, both of
Boy Scout Road, DeFuniak
Springs, Fla.
He is a 2011 graduate of
Walton Senior High School,
DeFuniak Springs.


Avenue, DeFuniak Springs,
FL. 32435
Also, if any member has
any upcoming events or oth-
er updates that need to be
shared with fellow WCPC
members send to Judea
Kring at jkring@copecenter.


org with the information.
The deadline to send
WCPC member events and
updates to be included in
the meeting reminder is the
last Tuesday before the reg-
ularly scheduled Coalition
meeting.


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

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

If you want old tires collected please call our
office:

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


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FOL host book sale Jan. 21


The Friends of the De-
Funiak Springs Library
will hold a huge book sale
on Saturday, Jan. 21, at
the Walton County Fair-
grounds. The sale begins at
8:30 a.m. and will continue
until noon.
Pack as many books as
possible into a grocery bag


for just S2. Bags will be pro-
vided.
Proceeds from the book
sale will be used to provide
needed books and other ma-
terials not currently covered
in the library budget. Over
the past few years, thou-
sands of dollars have been
donated to fund book pur-


chases and special projects
at the library including the
children's summer reading
program.
Join them at the fair-
grounds. For more informa-
tion, call Marilyn Louwerens
at (850) 892-6172.


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The Florida Chautauqua Theatre
Beauty and the Beast auditions Jan. 26


The Florida Chautauqua
Theatre announces Disney's
Beauty and the Beast audi-
tions for high school/college/
and young adult, Thursday,


Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Production dates are May
10-13.
For more information call
(850) 892-9494, or e-mail


info@fcweb.org.
The Florida Chautau-
qua Theatre is located at
40 Baldwin Ave. Downtown
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.


WCSO seeks public's help in locating

missing 17-year-old Kristen Jones


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) is seek-
ing the public's assistance
in locating missing Kristen
Jones, 17, of Walton Coun-
ty, Fla.
WCSO deputies received
a call Jan. 7 from Kris-
ten's mother regarding her
daughter's disappearance.
Deputies immediately re-
sponded to her residence.
There is no indication or ev-
idence of foul play, and her
mother indicated that Kris-
ten has run away before.
The most recent occurrence
was December 2011.
Kristen was last seen
leaving her residence lo-
cated at 115 Anice Lane in
Laurel Hill, Fla. on Jan. 4
at approximately 6 p.m. Ac-
cording to her mother, Kris-
ten walked to a neighbor's


residence and used a tele-
phone to request that her
boyfriend, "Bobby," pick her
up.
Kristen was last seen
wearing blue jeans and a
striped long-sleeved black
shirt. She is possibly resid-
ing with her boyfriend in
Walton County or in the
Crestview area of Okaloosa
County, Fla.
In addition to working
with regional law enforce-
ment agencies, the WCSO
asks the public for assis-
tance in locating the miss-
ing juvenile. Kristen Jones
is described as a white fe-
male with tanned skin who
is 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She
weighs approximately .130
pounds and has brown eyes
and shoulder-length brown
hair.


Anyone with information
regarding her whereabouts,
is encouraged to contact the
Walton County Sheriffs
Office at (850) 892-8186 or
their local law enforcement
agency.


MISSING: KRISTEN
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By BRUCE COLLIER
Last week we ran an exceptionally long letter from Greg
Scoville, along with some others; issues included the the
DeFuniak Springs sign ordinance, the U.S. 331 bridge wid-
ening project, and the possibility of expanded gambling in
Florida. Apparently the seed fell upon good ground, be-
cause we reaped a harvest of one dozen response letters, on
these and other subjects. Our writers took some passion-
ate stands and made some ingenious proposals on how to
handle these issues. Some have even re-framed the issues
themselves. The debates continue.
I trust the people who write on these subjects are attend-
ing the meetings where decisions are being discussed and
made, and letting their voices be heard. May it become a
habit for all of us.
And now, once again, your neighbors unplugged.



Editor:
I wish to remind our elected officials from federal all the
way down to the local level that they are in office to rep-
resent and serve the people not themselves, their staff, or
other bureaucrats. Until they realize this we will never get
out of our financial troubles. Successful business people
know what keeps the economy healthy because we know
how to create renewable market activity which results in
creating jobs. Government, by its very nature, only con-
sumes resources and has never been able to successfully
or sustainably create them. The tax-paying public directly
supports government jobs. The government does not create
jobs. Taxes and fees are an involuntary obligation for this
very reason. But entrepreneurs know they must produce a
service or product that consumers will voluntarily purchase
and it is this market activity that creates employment. So,
although rules, regulations, and statutes are necessary for
the common good, they must also promote and protect not
only the public but also the ability of business to profitably
function. Let us always research, review, and evaluate
government laws to ensure that they do not become an op-
pressive burden on the community. We the people, who are
business owners, employees, and tax payers, are the com-
munity and our government needs to be reminded that they
work for us not the other way around.
Because government officials and their employees work
for the people, they should also feel obligated to readily re-
ceive communication from the public. I would suggest that
government officials who make themselves personally inac-
cessible to concerned citizens, or are too busy to personally
see or speak to us, need to be sent back into the private
sector at the earliest opportunity.
Elected officials need to be put on notice that "We The
People" expect them to be part of the solution not the prob-
lem. To all you employers and employees, get out and vote
every opportunity you are given. No matter whether you
are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent always vote
conservatively and vote pro-business because successful
business creates jobs.

Sincerely,
Kirby W. Rushing
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:
I have been hearing a lot about the four laning of the
Highway 331 bridge at a total cost of about $225 million.
The problem is how to cover the local match dollars, about
$75 million. The two proposed solutions are a sales tax or a
toll bridge. These options are unacceptable, a sales tax hike
would bring us to 8 percent, the highest in the state and a
toll will impact the costs of services that necessitate cross-
ing the toll bridge. This "We gotta move fast" attitude is
what has put several cities and counties on the bankruptcy
list. Birmingham, Ala., Nashville, Tenn. and an alarming
number of other cities are going under because they are un-
able to meet debt obligations for issues such as ours.
We must address traffic flow on U.S. 331, both for tour-
ism and safety issues. These are chronic but sporadic prob-
lems. I believe there is a solution that meets these needs
but is fiscally responsible at the same time. U.S. 331 does
need to be a continuous four-lane road from U.S. 98 north-
ward. The Clyde Wells Bridge is a very wide bridge, it can
easily and safely accommodate 3 lanes of traffic. I propose
that the two outside lanes remain dedicated to north or
south traffic at all times unless an evacuation is in effect,
at which time all three lanes are dedicated to northbound
travel. The center lane becomes a lane that is controlled by
a traffic light, open or closed based on traffic or needs such
as use for an emergency lane. Think about the lanes for a
toll booth and how they manage traffic, this has merit and
can work. We can predict when traffic is heavy, in summer
southbound on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays however
tend to be heaviest in a northbound direction. This is not
an untried concept, Memphis Tenn. has this in place, lanes
reduce in Mobile as 1-10 goes through the tunnel, both of
these solutions work and can work for us.
Taxes and tolls will place the vast majority of the finan-
cial burden on residents, our economy is already depressed
and taxes and tolls never seem to go away. Keep in mind
who and what will benefit from bridge expansion costs and
more importantly, who will be harmed. The function of the
bridge is to move people, this is a time to look at what we
have and find a way to make it work. I suggest that every-
one watch this decision, this is a test for our decision mak-
ers. This great country has borrowed itself into a position
that will take decades to right itself, if ever. If a sales tax
is added I propose that all Walton County residents plan
purchases in more tax friendly counties, if a toll is enacted,
we can expect services to cost more or to receive fewer.
When revenues do not cover the bonds we can join other
municipalities that bought more than they could afford.


Birmingham, Ala. is in this position due to a massive sewer
expansion project. It is time to manage tax money as we
manage our own dollars, pay as we go. This is a great coun-
try, state and county but we need to steer the ship before
we run aground.
Robert Barley
A Walton County Patriot
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:
Subj: Now is the time to change ourselves community,
nation and world.
1. To continue compromise with ignorance, sin, error,
stubborness, known wrong will not bring God's favor or
blessings upon our self, children, grandchildren or great-
grandchildren, the choice is ours now to respond to the
voice from above, is God, The Holy Spirit, the full truth,
and Word of God or the dark voice speaking to our minds
from below or from the devil.
2. We all know that in these end times that there is a
great separation going on in. God's called people from those
attracted by world things like pleasures of sin, power,
prestige, going along with the crow, etc. It is much easier
to compromise with evil and follow the crowd. When each


of us read these words, we will know without any doubt
which we have chosen to follow.
3. Let's all lift up, draw close to and encourage fellow
Christians. Most important of all let's each warn those who
have not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and
Savior as to what's at the end of the road. The White Throne
of Judgement for all hell bound souls. Pray for divine pro-
tection and guidance for everyone. Also allow time for your
child and the spiritually immature to grow up. Love and
forgiven in God's only way.


Love always
Sincerely
William B. Webster
DeFuniak Springs


I L TTE T TH 3EITOS:


Editor,
Recently, at a City Council meeting it was announced
that a house on Circle Drive would go into the condemna-
tion process at the end of the week despite the owner's pleas
for help and the opportunity to try and find refinancing as-
sistance. I remember in the not so distant past when a house
just off Circle Drive became the rally cry for preservation
of the Historic District when a certain church decided they
wanted the property for parking. Efforts to save that home
failed and the church got a new parking lot but yet, there is
no outrage over the house on College and Circle Drive being
condemned? Hmmm. So much for preservation!
I'd also like to ask Council member Paul Mac Work ...
why it is that you can drive all over DeFuniak Springs and
find any number of properties in "disrepair" but only those
on the Circle should be condemned? For example, there
is a commercial building on the corner of 11th Street and
Hwy 90 West with black mold growing up the side of it that
should have been condemned when the Probation Office was
located there and all the employees were sick from the mold
and had to be relocated. Nothing has been done about that
and in fact the building has a "For Lease" sign on it. Lessee
Beware!!
Or, how about the estate located at 1556 Hwy 331 owned
by several folks (interestingly enough, Clayton Adkinson
just happens to be in charge of said property) which is listed
for sale by a local realtor that is in desperate need of repair
with mold growing on the banisters, the back porch looking
pretty shabby and the overgrowth of bushes, not to mention
chipping paint and neglect? Shouldn't the Council condemn
that property as well or at the very least start the process?
There are two buildings on Bruce Ave and Hwy 331 one
of which used to be a pharmacy while the other has been
so many things its hard to keep track but both buildings


look as if they have simply been abandoned...let's condemn
them too.
On any given day you can drive down North 20th Street
(which admittedly is in my backyard) and see two houses
at the very top of 20th St. that look like garbage dumps but
nothing has been done about those properties in 20 years or
better. Where is your outrage Mac Work? Or how about the
property just down from the two garbage dumps with con-
crete block walls that I know no one has touched in 20 years
or more? Can we get all of those condemned as well? Oh
and by the way...at one of the two garbage dumps on 20th
St., one has an old dilapidated, broke down bus parked be-
hind it which is a violation of City Code but no one has
done anything about that bus in years either. In fact, if you
drive down North 20th Street far enough you may even find
some more old abandoned cars in back yards that are also
in violation of City Code but no one is trying to condemn
those properties? Why is that? Is it OK because it's in my
backyard and doesn't offend the sensibilities of those living
on the Circle?
There is also a lot right across from the Tom Thumb on
331 which originally had an old historic home on it, that at
one time was used as offices for an attorney. That building
burnt and was hastily demolished but now the property sits
abandoned with an overgrowth of weeds and decay. Isn't
there some kind of ordinance to compel property owners to
maintain their properties so that we don't offend tourists
who might just happen down 331 and see these eyesores?
Shouldn't Clayton Adkinson be compelled to clean up his
own back yard before he condemns others? Or is this issue
really about the hypocrisy of certain Council members and
a City Attorney?
Lynda Morse
DeFuniak Springs


I LETTERTO THESE IT R-


Editor:
Observations concerning The Letter to the Editor by
Gregory L. Scoville posted in the DeFuniak Springs Herald
on Jan. 12, 2012.
1. It seems significant that Mr. Art Dees was both in-
volved in the creation of the existing sign ordinance and
now feels compelled to promote the need for a new, simpler,
and less oppressive sign ordinance for our community. If
one of the fathers of the current sign ordinance recognizes
the need for a new ordinance, the rest of us should pay at-
tention.
2. Mr. Scoville spends considerable print expressing con-
cern for the potential unintended consequences and pos-
sible adverse effects of the new sign ordinance. The fact
is, this community has experienced the real oppressive
consequences and real adverse effects of the current sign
ordinances for far too long. As an example, it is our under-
standiig that Cracker Barrel declined to come to DeFuniak
Springs in part because of the current sign ordinance. In
addition, the Comfort Inn & Suites attributed their inabil-
ity to remain in business here in part due to our local sign
restrictions.
3. Mr. Scoville sites the limited number of variance re-
quests as evidence that the existing sign ordinance is work-
ing. However, I would suggest that it is evidence that the
sign ordinance has been so oppressive that people felt they
could not "fight city hall." Therefore, if Mr. Scoville's claim
is actually true, they did not bother to request exceptions to
the ordinance. Mr. Sonny Casey, the former owner of Twin
Lakes Superette worked hard but died before he could suc-
cessfully get this ordinance changed. In addition, T.P. Mo-
tors unsuccessfully challenged the current sign ordinance
and as a result relocated their business to some other com-
munity.


4. Mr Scovile scoffs at the idea that business would be
responsible members of the community if it were not for
overreaching and oppressive regulations. Let's think about
this. Signs are expensive to install and maintain and have
the purpose of furthering the goals of the business. If a
business puts up a sign that results in the public forming a
negative impression of their business, people will complain,
write letters to the Editor, and more importantly refuse to
purchase products or services from the business. The busi-
ness owner will be compelled by his own self interest to en-
sure that his or her sign presents the business in the most
favorable light.
5. Mr. Scoville suggests that the proposed ordinance is
not concerned about the safety of motorists and pedestrians
at intersections, corners, or along streets. This is simply
a false claim. Shame on Mr. Scoville for misrepresenting
the proposed ordinance. Perhaps it is not the interest of
the community that Mr. Scoville is concerned about but,
instead, his own self interest in preserving his job (i.e. over-
regulation gives government bureaucrats a reason to ex-
ist).
6. Mr. Scoville questions the validity of the current sign
committee and suggests that it was not authorized in their
current effort. This is patently false.
I agree with Mr. Scoville that all of us should "contact
your City Council member, attend the public hearing
(1/23/12), and participate in the discussion of this very im-
portant issue." In addition, let us remind Mr. Scoville that
he works for us (at least for now) but we do not work for
him.

Sincerely,
Earl Hattaway
DeFuniak Springs


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Red Bay Fire

Department

grand opening


The community of Red
Bay celebrated the grand
opening of its long awaited
Fire Department facility on
Saturday, Jan. 7. Commu-
nity support could not have
been stronger, the crowd be-
ing estimated around 80 or
so, including, among others
the pastors of the three local
churches.
The celebration be-
gan with the Walton High
School Air Force JROTC,
under the command of Lt.
Com. Alan Gardner, pre-
senting the colors. County
dignitaries included a num-
ber of the county commis-
sioners, as well as members,
of the school board and the
sheriffs department. Rep-


resentatives of Preble Rish,
the consulting engineers for
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struction, the building con-
tractor were also present.
Receiving special recog-
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current EMS and Firefight-
ers (paid and volunteer),
under the direction of Chief
Coley who will enjoy the
many amenities of the new
facility.
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provided by the Red Bay
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pork, chicken wings, potato
salad, cold slaw, rolls and
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with awards and recogni-
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Employees who celebrated
certain anniversaries are
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special projects, events, or
works in the community.
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Magnolia Terrace, Lodge,
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year.
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY. JANUARY 19.2012


COPE Awards CONTINUED m I


MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Leanne Lloyd pictured with
Rachel Gillis, CEQ.


ADMIN SERVICE OF THE YEAR: COPE Accounting Department


CLINICAL SERVICE OF THE YEAR: 24 HR Facilities, Magnolia Terrace, Cottage, and
Lodge.


Paxton Dixie Youth League 2012 Baseball and Softball registration


The registration dates
are from Jan. 21-28, from
8 a.m.- noon. Final regis-
tration date will be Jan. 28
from 8 a.m. noon and will
be at Paxton Town Hall
Registration will also be
held at Paxton School Gym
every Saturday during rec-
reation basketball
Try outs will be held Fri-
day, Jan. 27 and Saturday,
Jan. 28. Times TBA at reg-
istration.




Boys & Girls
Club of the
Emerald
Coast annual
dinner
Dust off your boots, shake
out your jeans and break
out your tall hats! Cory
Godwin, chairman and trail
boss announces their annu-
al dinner Saturday, Jan. 28,
from 5 8:30 p.m. at Daizie
Dukes BBQ, 1045 U.S. 331
South, DeFuniak Spring,
FL 32433.
Band and dancing to fol-
low.
RSVP by Sunday, Jan. 22
to Erin Igram at eigram@
bgcec.com





VVCC host
tree grafting
class Jan. 18
The Valley View Commu-
nity Center will host a tree
grafting class, Jan. 18, at
10:30 a.m.
The Walton County Ex-
tension office will provide
the speaker. The center is
located on CR-183 south.
All are welcome.


Highway 331
Blue Ribbon
Task Force
meets Jan. 19
The Highway 331 Blue
Ribbon Task Force will meet
Jan. 19, from 1-2 p.m., at
Walton County Courthouse,
571 U.S. Highway 90, De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. The
meeting is open to the pub-
lic.


The registrations will
take place at Paxton Ag
Building.
The cost for all divisions
is $45 per player...no 'dis-
counts. Payment plans ac-
cepted.
Tee Ball ages four-six,
boys and girls; (Sweeties
Division for girls if enough
players); pitching machine-


boys, ages seven and eight;
Darlings-girls, ages seven
and eight; (ages six can
play up in pitching machine
pending tryouts); Minors-
boys, ages nine and 10;
Angels-girls, ages nine and
10; Majors-boys, ages 11
and 12; Ponytails-girls, ages
11 and 12, and Dixie boys-
ages 13 andl4.


Girls' age guideline: Dec.
31, 2011; those between the
ages of seven-12 are eligible
to play (boys guideline ap-
plies to girls four-six).
Boys' age guideline: boys
who will be age four by May
31, 2012, or turning 15 on or
after May 1, 2012 is eligible
to play.
Coaches for all divisions


are needed. Anyone entrest-
ed and would like to coach,
they must complete a volun-
teer application including a
copy of driver's license and
pass a background check.
For more information
contact Secretary, Marie
Carroll (850)859-9929, or
President, Matthew Mitch-
ell (850) 520-0304.


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grief support
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Feelings of grief and loss
can be overwhelming. For
this reason, Covenant Hos-
pice will be offering a five-
week grief support group
from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 30 at the Cov-
enant Hospice office, located
at 370 West Redstone Drive.
Those who attend will have
the opportunity to explore
their grief in a safe and car-
ing environment.
The support group be-
gins on Jan. 30 and will run
for five Monday evenings
through Feb. 27. The sup-
port group is free but reg-
istration is required. Light
refreshments will be served.
To register for this support
group, or for additional in-
formation, call Karen Whit-
worth at (850) 682-3628, or
email to karen.whitworth@
covenant.hospice.org.
Covenant Hospice is a
not-for-profit organization
dedicated to providing com-
prehensive, compassion-
ate services to patients and
loved ones during times of
life-limiting illnesses. The
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to enable its patients to live
as fully and comfortably as
possible, to provide dignified
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with end-of-life issues and
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MANAGER

tion for Bowers. "Working W kV-r%
here for 21 years with many
of the staff, would you see
having a problem with del-
egating the authority to get
the job done?" he asked.
Bowers responded, "Del-
egation is no problem what-
soever." She asked for clari-
fication over the authority
part of Graham's question.
He reiterated, "Would you
have problems dealing with
your department heads?"
She responded, "No, ab-
solutely no problem with
that."
Carpenter intervened and
explained that if possible,
all applicants needed to be
asked the same questions.
Bowers' interview portion
continued and was asked,
besides education and job
experience, what would
qualify her for the position.
"The love of this communi-
ty. This is where I grew up.
This is where I ultimately
hope that when my child fin-
ishes college can come back
and find a decent paying job
and live here. Just like I see
many of you, one day I want KEB
to be a grandparent and be the inte
able to spoil that grandchild
and give it back and if she's
not here, that's going to be
more difficult." Carpenter
asked if she thought job ex- from 1
perience qualified her for council
the position. She responded, five out
"Yes, sir. Working with the two gav
city for almost the past 21 council
years, I do know the ins and gave yc
outs. In the financial area, it the ma
touches everything." point-fc
Bowers was asked the city
what personal characteris- a two-p
tics and qualities she could This do
bring to the position that a whole
would be helpful in fulfill- you tha
ing the job. She responded, manage
"Knowledge of how the city sonalit3
works. The ins and outs. I story?"
don't have to go to somebody Bowe
and ask them about a par- would j
ticular situation. I've been as a p
involved in it, not every Wright
time. Love of community." "What's
Bowers was then asked part of
about goals she may have respond
set in the past and how Cour
successful she was at ac- ley the
complishing those goals. "A would (
major goal in the past that manage
I set out to accomplish, with or react
my child going to college, I active,
always wanted to get a mas- things
ter's degree. I went back to come re
school and just last April I preferred
received a Masters in Busi- given
ness Administration." the city
Bowers was asked what had she
appealed to her about the have to
position and the city. She it's just
responded, "My heart is in had alw
this city, in this community, much m
and this job would just allow sues on
me to be more involved. I re- we're th
ally want to see more busi- sues ha
ness growth. That's what I asked h
want to take the city to." issues t
Bowers was asked in six out to I
words or less how she would of train
describe DeFuniak Springs. is alwa3
"Unique, quaint, historic, cushas
family and business friend- the fore
ly." When questioned about in the i
her vision for the city she respond
responded, 'To maintain the Next
historic preservation and to as app
also grow economically and Hall w
get business here." question
The last of the 10 ques- Hall
tions was poised to Bowers Council
by Carpenter, "Why should self. "W
we hire you?" She respond- my bac
ed, "Because I'm passionate human
about DeFuniak Springs. in resc
I'm passionate about this with th
community. I'm vested in five and
this community and I want to the
to do the best for the citi- ploymei
zens." current
Councilmen Kermit coordin,
Wright spoke up, "I agree I've bee
with you wholeheartedly nator f(
that the same questions a 9-yeai
should be asked to each can- children
didate, but going through Whei
the individual packages cided tc
what is pertinent to one is tion, H
not pertinent to another. So,


in that light, I need to have
a little latitude. One thing
that concerns me deeply is
that I assume you under-
stand you would be going on
a one year temporary sta-
tus, then at the end of that
one year it will be decided
if it will be full-time, a done
deal. If you leave your cur-
rent position and take this
and we rehire someone for
your old position and then if
it doesn't work out, are you
prepared for that? Bowers
answered, "Yes, sir."
Next, Wright questioned,
"One thing that puzzled me is THE
on your personal evaluation manage


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


FROM PAGE 1-A


BY HALL was the second applicant to go through
revieww process for the city manager process.


1/26/09 to 11/26/10,
man one gave you
t of five, councilman
re you five out of five,
man number three
ou a four out of five,
yor gave you a four'-
iur out of five, but
r manager gave you
oint-eight out of five.
esn't make sense for
Board to have rated
it high and the city
er...was there a per-
y conflict? What's the

ers responded, "I
just like to leave it
personality conflict."
then asked Bowers,
Sthe most important
delegation?" Bowers
led, "Follow-up."
lcilman Ron Kel-
n asked if Bowers
describe her style of
ement as proactive
,ive. 'Well I hope pro-
but unfortunately
occur and they be-
eactive. Proactive is
ed." Kelley asked,
her longevity with
y, what new issues
Seen that she might
work with. "Really,
the focus. The focus
*ays been finance. It's
lore broader now. Is-
training and safety,
lere. But no major is-
ve stuck out." Kelley
is final question on
;hat may have stood
Bowers. "Some areas
ing, customer service
ys important. The fo-
been on the trees[not
*st] since I have been
interim position," she
led.
up was Kebby Hall
licant number two.
as asked the same
ns by the Council.
was asked to tell the
a little about him-
ell, I'm 50 years old,
ground is heavily in
resources, 17 years
sources. I've worked
e Walton County for
I a half years. I came
county as an em-
nt coordinator and
ly I am the safety
ator for the county.
*n the safety coordi-
or two.years. I have
r-old and two grand-
n," Hall responded.
n asked why he de-
apply for the posi-
all responded, "I had


a couple of friends of mine
ask me to consider applying
and I said I'm an HR person
and they said that's what
the job is, it's pretty much
HR. I'm really looking for
challenges and at this point
in my life and my career
I have a thirst for author-
ity and responsibility and I
felt when this position came
open it was right down my
alley. The timing was per-
fect:'
Hall was asked how he
determines priorities in his
present position. "I look at
policy and procedure first.
We all have someone to
report to and they set the
stage. Every job has an at-
mosphere. I determine what
the needs are and go in order
of importance, depending
on the nature of it," he re-
sponded. When asked about
supervisory style Hall said,
"I'm not a type A personal-
ity. I think if you have good
people in the right place,
things fall into place. I think
when you hire you should
have that in mind. My style
is not hard. I believe in fair
being fair and following pol-
icy and procedures."
Graham asked Hall what
he could bring to enhance
the city. "I think my HR
abilities and my employ-
ment relations ability. The
ability to relate to any of
the employees from techni-
cians to management level.
I have good, keen sense of
people. One of my strong
points I pride myself in is I
don't have a big ego. If there
is something I don't know I
can easily go find it, or find
out how to do it. I do a lot of
networking. I think I'm an
all around good person. I'm
a fixer," he replied.
The next question up
was concerning what be-
sides job experience and
education qualified him for
the job. "I'm going to say
my personality. I'm profes-
sional. I know how to think
when I have a problem. I'm
a thinker. I like to get other
opinions and listen to others
thoughts. I challenge people
to sway or change my opin-
ion."
As far as job experience
and feeling qualified, Hall
said, "From speaking with
other city managers and the
job descriptions, it looks like
an HR job and others I have
done before. I never dreamed


JOHN McCUE was the final applicant to undergo the in-
terview process for the city manager position.


of becoming a city manager,
but all the duties of a city
manager I've done."
Councilman Mac Work
'responded, 'How does HR
relate to roads, water and
sewer?" Hall responded,
" I hire those people that
work utilities, I know what
to look for. I know the pro-
cess. Much of that experi-
ence comes from Walton
County from the last five
years." When Work asked
what type of utilities, Hall
responded that although the
county didn't do much with
utilities themselves, they of-
ten have tq coordinate and
dig around, xiting utilities,
but he was gore versed in
roads and construction for
the county.
Hall was asked what per-
sonal characteristics he had
that would help in fulfilling
the position he was inter-
viewing for. Hall replied, "I
have a deep belief in God.
My faith has gotten me
through quite a bit. My up-
bringing. My general back-
ground. People who know
me knows I relate well with
others. I treat everybody
like they are somebody. We
all have a purpose."
Hall was questioned next
about goals and how he ac-
complished them and re-
sponded. "One of my goals
when I came to the county
was to write a safety pro-
gram. That's pending board
approval right now. I take
pride in that. Positions I
have had with Shaw and
CBDG Engineers. Helping
employees with their 401k's
and retirement. One em-
ployer went from 30-percent
participation to 80-percent
participation in the 401k
program. I felt that was
a great stride. One of the
things people still thank me
for today, 'because of you, I
got retirement.' I take pride
in that. I have an open door
and there are times when
people are having problems
that are not work related
and they can talk to me.
I think part of my job as a
manager is to deal with em-
ployees and co-workers. If I
can quell their issues, I take
pride in that."
When asked what ap-
pealed to Hall about the job
and DeFuniak Springs he
replied. "One of the things is
that it's here, in DeFuniak
Springs. I love Walton Coun-


ty. I just love the area. It's
not far from my parents and
they are getting up in age.
I have a child, a son that
lives in Troy, Ala., not too
far from him. Perfect area. I
also look at there are some
challenges for this area. It's
up and coming. It's not too
big."
SWork asked if a budget
got out of line, what would
be the first thing he would
do. "I'd call a meeting with
my finance director, speak
with the Council," Hall said.
Work responded, "Let me
rephrase this and let you
see where I'm going, if the
revenue was too low, say.,
the ad valorum taxes didn't
come in, what would you
do?" After more discussion
and prompting from Work,
Hall said he would look at
cutting expenses in case of a
budget shortfall before look-
ing at cutting employees.
"I think employees are our
most valuable asset," Hall
added.
Hall was asked in six
words or less to describe
DeFuniak Springs and re-
sponded, "Up and coming,
growing, tourist, great place
to retire community." When
asked about his vision for
the city he said, "I'd like to
see more to do for our young-
er people. Doesn't seem
to be a lot going on for the
younger people. I'd like to
see more industrialization,
more growth. Put us more
on the map then we are. Try
to encourage more business
to come to the city. I'd like
to see revenue and growth.
Something we can be proud
of."
Work asked Hall if he
was a business to give him a
compelling argument to get
him to DeFuniak Springs.
Hall responded, "One of
the things I would encour-
age is we are so close to the
beaches. I would say that
DeFuniak is growing, bring
your business here." Work
asked Hall what he would
do to jump-start the econo-
my and growth in DeFuniak
Springs if he were city man-
ager. Hall responded, "I
think we need to sell our-
selves more. We're a great
kept secret here."
Hall's final question was
why should the Council hire
him. He responded, "I can
do the job. I take pride in
being a member of Walton


DFUNIAK SPRINGS City Council was faced with some tough choices while reviewing applicants for the city
rr position this past week.


County." Kelley asked Hall
a follow-up question, "What
do you think has been the
best decision this Council
has made in the last eight
months?" Hall replied, "I
think one of the things you
have done is this right here.
Is to get the right city man-
ager in place."
The last applicant to ap-
pear in front of the Council
was John McCue. McCue
was first asked to tell the
Council.a little about him-
self. McCue responded that
he was married with three
children and one grandchild.
McCue received his bachelor
and master's degree from
Florida International Uni-
versity and went to work in
the financial office for Dade
County, as well as teach-
ing finance for Florida In-
ternational University and
Florida State University.
"We packed up and moved
to Tallahassee and I went
to work as County Man-
ager for Leon County for
five years. Got know by the
Wakulla County people and
they came knocking on my
door and I went down and
worked-as a county manag-
er for them for a few years.
I resigned my position there
after a few years and went
to work for the Department
of Revenue. I found state
government wasn't a good
fit for me. The last two years
I took a sabbatical and my
wife and I enjoyed traveling.
We really love this area so
when this job came open it
was the perfect opportuni-
ty," McCue told the Council.
McCue said he applied for
the city manager's position
due to the job opportunity
and the location of the job.
"If I'm going to move some-
where, I love the Panhandle.
I like rural type communi-
ties. We like small town en-
vironments." When asked
about determining priori-
ties in his last job, McCue
responded, "The priorities
were pretty well established
by the city council I worked
for. Close the landfill that
was in the city and fix their
operating budget that was
in terrible shape and start
an annexation program to
grow the city. We started
growing and filled the land-
fill a few years ago. It was a
10-11 year battle for them.
The first thing I do when I
come in a community is deal
with the elected officials.
You all are the eyes and
ears for the community. You
dictate what the staff and
the manager do. I sit down
with the Council and the
staff and ask them for their
top five priorities and usual-
ly you will find a correlation
of what the staff is looking
for and what the Council is
looking for. Then you can
short list the things you
need to look for and do."
McCue was asked abut
his supervisory style. "I'm
prominently a supervisor
that is a delegator. I believe
a city has department heads
in their position for the right
reason. They're qualified to
be there. They're given the
tools to do their job. If you
are constantly micromanag-
ing, it's going to be a failure.
My success as a manager is
determined on their perfor-
mance, not just my perfor-
mance. I think it's impor-
tant to reward folks when
they do the right thing," he
responded.
Next the Council asked
McCue about what besides
education and job experience
qualified him for the job.
McCue responded, "That's a
good question. I think part
of the role of a manager is
to be a representative of a
community. I've been doing
that for a long time. I bring
with me a passion for pub-
lic service and the ethics of
public service."
McCue was asked about


personal characteristics
that he could bring to the
job. "I think that how I was
raised by my mom and dad
and that is integrity. By
that I mean there is very
little that you would ever
have to question about what
my motivations are. My
motivations are set in one
direction and that is the ac-
complishments of the issues
the Council sets out and
those are usually defined by
the community. I believe in


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


I[ LTON COUNTY SHERIFFS REPORT


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people during the
week ending Jan. 15, 2012:
Derick Wayne Brous-
sard, 22, Niceville, War-
rant,
Benjamin Jacob Bagby,
20, Miramar Beach, Allow-
ing a minor alcohol or drugs
at open house party,
Bristal Lee Bowley, 21,
DFS, Worthless checks x4,
Russell Edward Clary,
22, Address not given, FTA,
Brian Wayne Ford, 41,
Freeport, Battery domestic,
aggravated assault on offi-
cer/firefighter/etc. x2,
Gregory Allen Hulo, 40,
FWB, FVOP,
Glenn David Key, 44,
Freeport, VOP,
Dayna Maria Rose, 47,
Freeport, Petit theft,
George Oliver Wood, 23,
Niceville, Battery domestic,
Jonathan Daniel Bry-
ant, 22, Laurel Hill, Produc-
tion of methamphetamine,
poss. of narcotic equipment,
VOP,
Charles Ray Gann, 30,
DFS, Criminal mischief,
unarmed burglary of unoc-
cupied structure, petit theft
$100 300, making false of-
ficial statement,
Kenneth Carl Redmon,
34, DFS, Municipal ordi-


nance violation,
John Deaune Beagles,
46, Crestview, Trespassing
property, petit theft,
Sherry Lynn Clark, 25,
DFS, Warrant,
Gary Lee Hart, 34,
Marianna, MVOP,
Aaron Mitchell McCa-
skill, 56, PDL, Theft $300 -
5,000,
Karen Lucia Moreno
Gomez, 37, SRB, Theft $300
- 5,000,
Patrick Wayne Morton,
21, Freeport, DUI,
Paul Jeffery Newcombe,
50, SRB, Battery x2,
Cornell Donte News-
ome, 22, DFS, Municipal or-
dinance violation,
Charles Conrad Pen-
nington, 35, Boca Raton,
VOP, possession of marijua-
na -20 grams, poss. of drug
equipment,
Chris Joe Sheets, 35,
DFS, Child support,
Thomas Robert Spence,
36, Florala, MVOP,
Joshua Lee King, 29,
Pensacola, Possession of
listed chemical w/intent to
manufacture controlled sub-
stance, poss. of drug equip-
ment,
Aaron Joseph Mason,
31, Pensacola, DWLSR,
Andre Joshua Ander-
son, 33, Freeport, VOP, fu-
gitive,


I


Carolyn Virginia Britt,
36, SRB, VOP,
Sara Nicole Creech, 23.
Freeport, Battery domestic,
knowingly giving false in-
formation to LEO on Alleged
crime,
Lucy Marie Goodwin,
40, DFS, VOP,
Alicia Marie Guerra,
21, Gulf breeze, VOP,
Bobby Wayne McMillan,
39, PDL, DWLSR, obstruc-
tion w/o violence, posses-
sion of controlled substance
w/o prescription, poss. of
paraphernalia to transport
drugs,
James Richard Mulroy,
31, SRB, VOP, FTA x2,
Byron Deon Porter, 25,
DFS, Unarmed burglary
of unoccupied conveyance,
grand theft of vehicle,
Michael Antwan Riv-
ers, 26, Pensacola, Lewd
and lascivious behavior,
committing sex act in pres-
ence of correctional facility
employee,
Steven Bradley Rogers,
27, Freeport, Battery do-
mestic,
Johnathan Michael
Saylor, 35, Freeport, VOP,
Adrian Buck Sconiers,
44, DFS, FTA,
Dewayne Carlton
Smith, 49, Pensacola, FTA,
Marjorie Kimberly
Turner, 33, DFS, FTA.


PAGE 11-A


Crime Stoppers seeks


fugitive suspects


Crime Stoppers of Wal-
ton County is seeking in-


DRISCOLL


formation on the following
fugitives, who are wanted
as of Jan. 11, 2012. Any-
one with any information on


STANLEY


I DFS .POLICE REPORT I


DeFuniak Springs Police
arrested the following peo-
ple during the week ending
Jan. 15, 2012:

Syrena Nicole Crone, 21,
Address not given, DWLSR,
Michael David Scho-


field, 41, Address not given,
DWLSR,
Jason Billy Robertson,
24, Westville, Petit theft,
obstruction w/o violence,
Jeannie Marie Cur-
rington, 34, PDL, Warrant.


these fugitives or any other
crime is asked to call Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-718-TIPS
(8477). Callers do not have
to give their name or appear
in court and could be eligi-
ble for a cash reward up to
$1,000.
Edward Jay Stanley,
white male, 35, height: 6
feet, weight: 150 pounds,
hair:- brown, eyes: brown.
This fugitive is wanted on
the following charges: felony
violation of probation on the
original charges of passing
a forged check and grand
theft.
Ted Reagan Driscoll,
white male, 48, height: 6
feet 4 inches, weight: 210
pounds, hair: brown, eyes:
brown. This fugitive is want-
ed on the following charges:
felony violation of probation
on the original grand and
felony failure to appear.
Both of these subjects
were last seen in Walton
County, Fla.


MANAGER


the old days where a man's
word is a man's word. I'm
also very open in my com-
munication. You ask me a
question and I'll give you a
direct answer," he replied.
The next question per-
tained to setting and acconim
polishing goals. McCue re-
sponded, "Probably the best
example would be straight-
ening out the finances in
Orange City. When I got
to Orange City, there was
a $3.6 million budget and
they had overspent their
previous years budget by
over $400,000. When I got
the job I realized they didn't
have enough in their cash
accounts for us to make the
first payroll. I tried to figure
out how to handle this. I got
the tax rolls for the city and
asked the 10 largest prop-
erty owners to pay their tax-
es early. Within four days,
eight of the 10 had paid and
the tax collector sent my of-
fice a check and boom, we
were able to make the first
payroll. By the time I left
Orange City, they had about
a $4.8 to $5 million fund bal-
ance and close to a $21-22
million operating budget.
We developed a very strong
commercial corridor."
McCue was asked what
appealed to him about the
position or the city. He re-
plied, "The city appeals to
me, and this is not the first
time we've been here. De-
Funiak has a history. There's
a heritage here. Striking the
balance between heritage
and growth is a challenge to
me. It's a good professional
opportunity and plus, it's
just the kind of place I want
to live."
Next, McCue was asked
in six words or less to de-
scribe DeFuniak Springs.
He responded, "A great
place to work and live."
When asked what his vi-
sion for the city was he re-
plied, "My wife and I talk
about that all the time when
we were driving up. My vi-
sion, without being flippant
is what the Council defines.
That doesn't mean I'm not
bringing ideas to the table,
but the community is going
to tell the Council what they
want you to do. The vision I
would make happen is the
one chosen by you and the
community."
McCue's final question
was why should the Council
hire him. He responded, "I
can do the job well. I have
the background you need.


DeFuniak Springs man arrested

for molesting two children


FROM PAGE 10-A


I have a desire to live and
become a part of the com-
munity. Bottom line is it's a
good opportunity for me and
I will give a 110-percent ef-
fort to make what you guys
want to happen in this com-
munity happen."
A little more discussion
ensued over McCue's em-
ployment history and then
the Council took a five-
minute break before coming
back to discuss the appli-
cants.
When the Council re-
turned they agreed to rank
the applicants and discuss
the hiring process. Council
members ranked the three
applicants on a sheet of pa-
per and Human Resources
Manager Michele Schack
and Assistant City Manag-
er Bill Holloway picked up
the ranking sheets and an-
nounced there was not a
consensus between council
members as to who ranked
number one. Four council-
men ranked Bowers first
and one ranked McCue first.
A consensus of all five was
needed the Council agreed
for the hiring process to pro-
ceed according to the still in
effect older city charter.
Kelley spoke up, "Let me
say and maybe this will help,
I chose Sara as my number
one choice based on really
one thing. The area where
she has the upper hand is
the 21 years in this place, in


this government and knowl-
edge of the people right
here, right now. There's no
learning curve. I have been
happy with the way she has
performed her duties the
last couple of months. I en-
courage everyone to consid-
er that." Councilmen Henry
'Ennis and Work agreed
with Kelley.
Wright said, "I voted for
Mr. McCue as number one.
Reason being, I think he has
what it is going to take to
take us where we want to go.
I think the world and more
of Mrs. Bowers. She is a very
strong leader. But, when we
are wanting to bring busi-
ness in here, I think we
need to go with someone
that has done that." Kelley
responded, "My only point
to that is given what we
have to accomplish, it has to
be all or nothing. If we are
deadlocked, where does that
leave us?"
Kelley made a motion to
hire Bowers for a period of
one year, Ennis seconded
the motion and Wright said
out of respect for the panel,
he would vote yes as well.
The motion to hire Bowers
for a period of one year as
city manager passed unani-
mously. Bowers first day
under the one-year contract
started Jan. 17, 2012. Salary
for Bowers will be discussed
at the next City Council
meeting Jan. 23, 2012.


On Jan. 5, the Walton
County Sheriffs Office
(WCSO) arrested Phillip
Sanders, 51, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., for sexual bat-
tery of two minors.
The WCSO investigation
began in 2011 when inves-
tigators received allega-
tions that Sanders sexually
abused two children under
the age of 12 in Walton


County between November
2004 and November 2005.
The incident was reported
to the Santa Rosa County
Sheriffs Office in 2006 af-
ter the children confided in
a family member about the
events. At the time, the chil-
dren did not disclose infor-
mation during an interview.
The WCSO investigators
interviewed the victims af-


ter they provided further in-
formation to a family mem-
ber in 2011. The victims
provided details of the sex-
ual abuse during the WCSO
interview. Sanders was
charged with two counts of
sexual battery of victims
under the age of 12, a first-
degree principal felony. He
was booked into the Walton
County Jail.


Walton County 2012

Small Scale Land Use Amendments


The Walton County Board of County Commissioners announces the
opening of the 2012 Application'-Cycle for Small Scale Amendment
applications to amend the Walton County Comprehensive Plan Future
Land Use Map. The timeline and application procedure deadlines for the
Small Scale Amendments (parcels of less than 10 acres) are as follows:

* One Page Summary Applications for Small Scale Amendments will be
accepted until Noon on Friday. February 3. 2012.
* Pre-application conference full application submittal will be scheduled
from February 6. 2012 through February 10, 2012.
* Full Small Scale Amendment Applications will be accepted until Noon
on Monday. February 27. 2012.

The one page summary application and additional information will be
available on the Walton County website (www.co.walton.fl.us)

Please be.advised accordingly.
#478-12 2tc: 1-19,26


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on the following proposed
amendments to the Solid Waste and the Capital Projects Fund for the fiscal year 2011-2012 for the Countywide SLERS Project
on January 24, 2012, at 9:00 A.M. or soon thereafter. The Public Hearing will be held at the Walton Courthouse Annex, 31
Coastal Centre Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32439. No millage rate is required to be levied or raised by reason of the
proposed budget amendment.

AMENDMENT #1

Solid Waste Fund Capital Projects Fund


Adopted Proposed Amended Adopted Proposed Amended
Budget Change Budget Budget Change Budget

Total Revenues 12,182,000 0 12,182,000 2,250,000 927,951 3,177,951

Balance Forward 2,137,484 1,248,799 3,386,283 0 6,129,953 6,129,953

Total Resources
Total Appropriations 14,319,484 1,248,799 15,568,283 2,250,000 7,057,904 9,307,904

William R. Imfeld
Finance Director
Board of County Commissioners
Walton County, Florida
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the left, when it overturned
and traveled onto the left
shoulder toward a stand of
trees. The vehicle collided
with the trees, and Py was
ejected from it. No other
persons or vehicles were in-
volved.
Py was transported to
Bay Medical Center Hos-
pital with critical injuries.
The FHP report stated that
alcohol was not a factor,
and that Py was not using a
seatbelt. Charges are listed
as pending.


Dear Editor,


Thank you for publishing Greg Scoville's letter last week.
You are correct; our residents have several important is-
sues that will effect the future of our city and county! Now,
more than ever it is extremely important for the citizens
in our community to get involved in the actions of their lo-
cal government. The three immediate issues facing us are:
The widening of the Clyde Wells Bridge on U.S. 331, the
DeFuniak Springs Sign Ordinance, and the potential for
gambling to be expanded in our state.
First, our city and county have been working for decades
to get U.S. 331 widened to four lanes. The reality is, we
need this completed for safety, emergency evacuation, and
to ensure the future success of our economic growth. We
can no longer look to government to foot the entire bill,
those days are gone! So whether it is tax or toll, we need
to seize this opportunity and work collaboratively to get it
done. Second, our city must have a sign ordinance that
maintains regulations to ensure a level playing field exists
for our business community, protects our city from frivolous
lawsuits, protects our own property values, and assures we
maintain our city's unique beauty and character. If you did
not read the letter to the editor in last weeks paper, please
do so! Third, do you want our city or county to have a ca-
sino? I don't think this is the type of economic development
our community desires. So speak up, speak out, and get
involved! Your voice will be heard and it can make a differ-
ence!

Sincerely,
Kim Kirby,
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:


Last week as an after thought the Hwy 331/bridge com-
mittee heard public comment on funding options for a new
bridge across the bay. I'm still seething at the high handed
tactics by the committee chair and some committee mem-
bers who tried to ram through a recommendation vote for a
1-percent sale tax BEFORE the public was heard.. At the
meeting the chair stated how much the Board of County
Commissioners wanted public input. Baloney......... there
would have been no public comment had not some commit-
tee members balked. .Well, that's history and it's time to
move on, but this attempted end run around the public
right to be heard and petition government will not soon be
forgotten.
Now Walton County residents are faced with a gun
pointed at our heads by the Florida Department of Trans-
portation, and to a degree by the Board of County Com-
missioners. After over 20 years of trying to get a four-
lane highway all of a sudden we are being forced to make
a quick decision on the largest single capital outlay in our
history. Due to the lack of fiscal planning over the years
in preparation of eventually making the four-lane happen,
the only thing county politicians and Tallahassee bureau-
crats can come up with is more taxes. It is very clear they
want the 1-percent sales tax and any other option is second
fiddle and not viable. That's what "they" want, but what
do the people truly want? Will we be given the opportunity
to freely express our wishes or will we be restricted and
controlled. We will soon find out!
All the effort to four-lane Hwy 331 has now come home
to roost. It's absolutely amazing how all this effort failed to
include an appropriate feasibility study on how the various
funding options would impact county residents. All we have
time to do is offer comment and opinion. How will a sales
tax or a toll impact the resident population? How would
just a four-lane highway and no new bridge work out? No
one really knows. What little information that'has come
forward was hastily done based on a few demographic and
tax figures. Absolutely nothing in-depth has been done.
A big question in my mind....The Mid-Bay Bridge is two-
lane with four-lane highway on both ends. Give us fair treat-
ment Tallahassee! Why not the same for Walton County?
Take that gun away from our heads! Traffic is not impeded
in any way, even if an evacuation is needed.
At the public hearing in De Funiak Springs last week it
became clear that a referendum ballot should contain more
than one choice. We vote on multiple candidates that run
for office so why can't we have a multiple choice ballot. Just
the 1-percent sales tax question on a ballot does not give
the people a free choice to express their wishes. It's unfair
and should not happen. Regardless of what the committee
comes up with the Board of County Commissioners should
go on record they prefer to give the people a full range of
choices. This is the only fair way to settle the funding is-
sue.
The committee will meet this Thursday at 1:30 p.m.,
BCC Chambers, at the Courthouse in De Funiak Springs.
A recommendation and vote is expected. Everyone should
be there if you can.

J. B. Hillard
De Funiak Springs, FL


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


PAGE 12-A


Panama City


Beach driver


injured on SR-20


LETTERS TO T


Editor:
To all those who attended the Christmas Eve service at
First United Methodist Church: Thank you so much for
your attendance and generosity. We collected $2,500 for
our White Christmas Fund which goes to help support our
United Methodist Children's Home. This not only enabled
us to reach our goal of $18,000 but gave us an overage of
$10 for a grand total of $18,010.
The staff and children of The United Methodist Chil-
dren's Home and all the members of First United Method-
ist Church of DeFuniak Springs are appreciative of your
participation in this endeavor.

Sincerely,
Marianne Hussey
Children's Home Advocate
DeFuniak Springs, Florida


A Panama City Beach
driver was critically in-
jured in an accident that
took place at 12:30 a.m. on
Jan. 13 on SR-20 at Cowford
Road. A Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP) report stated
that Charde Py, 21, of Pan-
ama City Beach was trav-
eling west on SR-20, when
the vehicle traveled onto the
right shoulder. Py got the
vehicle back onto the road-
way, but it traveled off onto
the right shoulder again. Py
steered the vehicle back to


LETTERS TO

Editor:
Speaking as a young person, I am extremely appalled
at even the thought of establishing a casino in our town.
What have we come to, to not recognize the real and poten-
tial hazards of a casino that will viciously wipe out the very
social and economic fabric of our community?
This is not economic development. This is development
gone haywire.
In fact, studies show that there is no correlation to strong
economic growth with respect to the establishment of a ca-
sino. Casino revenue growth tends to stagnate after several
years. Additionally, casinos do not lead to a diversification
of the economy.
Contrary to what benefits may be proposed, we cannot
ignore the fact that the costs outweigh the benefits.
More violent crime, juvenile crime, more drug and alco-
hol-related crime, domestic violence, child abuse, suicide
and organized crime are greatly linked to casinos. This in-
cludes upscale ones. Are the Walton County Sheriffs Office
and Walton Florida Department of Children and Families
equipped to handle an even greater burden?
Finally, I look to the Macau the world's gambling capi-
tal. Indeed their economy has boomed, but the growth has
become lopsided.
The Macau government is worried about the impact on
young people. Rather than seeking higher education, the
local young people are getting jobs at casinos. There is less
drive to compete and no spirit of entrepreneurship.
Do we want this for our young people in Walton County?
Already less than 25 percent of our high school graduates
are pursing higher education.
Not to mention the trafficking of women into prostitu-
tion has become an epidemic and there is a direct link to
gambling and human trafficking. A 2010 report by the U.S.
government says that women from mainland China, Mon-
golia, Russia and South East Asia fall prey to false adver-
tisements for casino jobs.
Already in Walton County we have a problem with hu-
man trafficking particularly those coming into our ports on
supposed work schemes. I have personally met victims of
sex trafficking here in Walton County. If we were to add a
casino in the mix, it would only heighten the problem that
we already have and threaten our fragile tourism indus-
try.
So I ask you Sandestin Homeowners Association and
Walton County officials, do you really want the blood of hu-
man trafficking on your hands by strengthening this orga-
nized crime with the establishment of a casino?
In Las Vegas, I saw children passing out nude ads for
sexual entertainment left and right outside the casinos. My
heart broke for the children and I was disgusted. It is all
too personal because I am a victim of sexual assault outside
a local casino. Sexual crime is the darkest side to a casino.
Do you want your children and children's children too, to
be a victim to the dark perverse crimes and downfalls as-
sociated with casinos?
Think long term. It is not worth the risk. Let's instead
invest in our youth and promote healthy entrepreneurship
and diversified economic development for the good of the
community.

Lauren Newell,
Sandestin



LETTERS TO THE

Editor:
Over the last decade I have been an advocate to the BCC
for a county wide yearly "Business License."
Seems that some in the business community complain
that $25 is too much to pay. Advocates say if you can't af-
ford $25 you can't afford to be in business.
The license would not only create an alternative revenue
to pay for a four lane bridge, but would allow supervision
of unscrupulous business practices. It would create a data
base of the number and types of business in Walton Coun-
ty. Persons wanting to locate a business here would have
some indication of where and what kind of enterprises are
needed or not needed. A data base could be an indicator of
growth trends that would be of interest to the Chamber of
Commerce plus a C of C helpful location guide. Other than
suggesting and reporting the location of a major company,
there is no tracking of the growth of the all important small
business enterprise.
Conversely, a bridge sales tax will promote many locals
to shop one county over. A $2 bridge toll tax will promote
car pooling which is a good idea, but with diminishing rev-
enue.
Irrespectively, the license could be more cost effective for
the community. Some numbers need to be crunched. Unfor-
tunately, we now don't know who is doing business here.
Said revenue is not a 10-year or 30-year plan but is per-
petual revenue
When I was in private practice in Georgia, the first year
license was a set fee and thereafter, a percentage of the
business income was charged. For our county a flat fee
would probably be more acceptable.
If for no other reason, the license tax could significantly
reduce or eliminate the two tax proposals now being consid-
ered. The time is right.

Bob Dobes
Santa Rosa Beach


LV
t LIFE


Editor:
A majority of the local population in Walton Co. are al-
ready struggling financially. Many north, and central Wal-
ton County residents work in south walton county, and the
cost of gasoline has taxed our budgets to the max. So how
can anyone of us conceive of a toll payment on the bridge?
We know that most of those paying out of pocket will be
residents north of the bay, and not those in the south end.
The majority of Walton County residents simply cannot
foot this bill.
I have a suggestion based on.my experiences as a young
adult in Orange County. Once riding with my aunt we ap-
proached the toll booth in downtown Orlando on the East/
West Expressway. She did not stop at the tollbooth, she just
slowed down. The toll attendant ushered her through with
the wave of her hand. I asked my aunt why the attendant
did that. I believe that her answer could be and should be
considered here in Walton Co. concerning the toll bridge
suggestion. She pointed out to me a sticker on the bottom
left of the front window. "See that sticker," she said "I pur-
chase that sticker each year when I get my car tag. Because
I am a local, and I have this sticker, I do not have to pay the
toll."
My suggestion: Why can't the residents in Walton Coun-
ty purchase such a sticker each year for a minimum price,
put it on their vehicle, or vehicles, and let the tourist pay
the toll to finance this bridge? Once there is a toll, there will
always be a toll. The toll will rise in cost over the years, and
so will the sticker, but the sticker is the lesser of the two
evils. Instead of charging everybody a fee, such as the $2 fee
suggested, just charge the tourists $4 for it. That way we
pay to help the cost, but we don't foot the bill.
There is one other suggestion in reference to the citizens
of Walton Co. Everyone of us pay "Tourist" prices in the
Panhandle for gasoline, food, and other misc. staples, when
just a few miles into our neighboring states those items are
a great deal more reasonable. When I lived in Fort Mey-
ers Beach, all a resident had to do was show their driver's
license when they made a purchase including dining, gas-
oline, groceries and many other items, and because they
resided in Collier Co., they automatically received a 25 per-
cent discount.
I challenge our County Commissioners to do the same in
both cases. These are not unreasonable requests, and could
be a benefit to our citizens and to the county. The big ques-
tion is: Do our commissioners really care as much about
their constituents now, as they do when contending for our
votes. If you think these suggestions are suitable for consid-
eration, please let our County Commissioners know.
This letter has been sent to all of our Commissioners.

Dinah D. Chance
Freeport Fl.






Editor,
So the lifeblood of the county is tourism, says the south
Exec. Director. Did we the people read the word south in
this title. Thats correct not north and not the complete
county. Wake up people. The only people benefiting is the
gov't (closed up) getting the benefits for theirselves. Do they
provide transportation for their workers who are getting
less by the time gas prices eat that paycheck up? Who voted
her in to lead this county anyway? Your commissioners?
Blood, that's actually what will never stop on that beach.
Let's divide who gets what. Tourism money none up north,
BP oil money none up north, hurricane money no back-
yard sand up north. Just millions for the south. What could
our share of that do for the north? Think about it.
Justify the tax need to get the people out of hurricane's
path. Answer waltz over to the tourist lady's new airport in
the next county over. How fast do they need to get? Whose
interest is being served there?
Next the 331 Blue Day Task Force. A couple of their jus-
tification answers. I can't turn around fast enough to get
that speeding money or my bucket truck is being held up in
traffic.
Finally the finance fellow's answer, one half by tourism
the rest by the people. Joe the tourist is only going to be
here two weeks while the people constantly pay. Now these
puppet strings are really getting stretched to pay for this
beach get rich scheme.
My sludge clay road was put on a list for my community.
In 40 years itll get paved. By that time the cash cow beach
will be bankrupt. If this 331 Blue Ribbon goes through, It'll
never end people. Just watch the leaders and read. You'll
see.
Thank you
Louis H. Roberts
DeFuniak Spring


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY. JANUARY 19, 2012

Highway 331 Task Force wants more

public comment before recommendation


By REID TUCKER
After two days of public


meetings, each lasting sev-
eral hours, the Highway


COUNCIL FROM PAGE1-A


Owl's Head sales center.
The house will not be used
as a residence but it may at
some time in the future be
used as an office building.

A motion to move the
house, subject to a provi-
sion that prevents the house
from being used as a resi-
dence, was approved by the


How has your 2012 gone
so far? Mine has been excel-
lent. I've spent three days
soaking up the bluesoul-
rhythmfunkacoustic tunes
at the 30A Songwriters Fes-
tival, made a long-overdue
visit to extended family and
a 10-year plan (why stick to
measly, breakable resolu-
tions?).
Have to say, I find it hard
to believe a year that has
started so well (excepting
that cruise-ship incident) is
doomed to end in 11 months.
I suppose if it is, at least it
has saved the best for last
and given us plenty of jokes
and discourse in the process.
The best thing that has hap-
pened to me in 2012 is my
husband's schedule change.
For the first time in three
years, we have the same
days off, and for a newlywed
couple with no work-week
overlap, it is a wondrous
change!
We have slept in late,
went on a date, watched
movies-not just'..one, but,
two! This seemingly small
change has revamped the
daily congestion of "did you
feed the--diapers--tire pres-
sure--you too," and provided
refreshing possibilities of
weekend trips, family time,
dinner parties, sleep.
Got me wondering, what
small change in your life
could lead to fantastic re-
sults? More importantly,
why aren't you doing it?
Is it fitting in a workout
by waking up early-ick,
let's skip that one (no, no,
go ahead if you want to,
I'll pass). How about laying
the week's clothes out Sun-
day night so everyone isn't
scrambling and scream-
ing at 7 a.m. about missing
shoes and car keys? Or set-
ting aside one day to get the


Council.
Councilman Harold Taun-
ton reported being asked by
a few of the Town Planters
if lights could be installed
for the sidewalk along SR-
20. Marse offered the opin-
ion that grants for projects
of this type might be avail-
able. The city will look into
this matter.


oil changed before the warn-
ing light burns out?
Better yet, how about
something really useful-
taking that $100 that would
be spent on greasy fast food
in a month because you're
too tired to cook from clean-
ing, and hiring a service to
deep-clean so everyone can
forfeit the miserable debate
over who is unclogging the
shower drain (this is indeed
part of my 10-year plan).
No, I've got it, cut that
$100 cleaning reserve down
to $50 (just tell the man of
the house, or cute yet slight-
ly creepy next door neighbor,
he has to clean the drain)
and use the other $50 to get
a massage or giant portrait
of yourself or whatever you
fancy (like those hideous
skele-toes shoes made for
people with boneless digits).
If none of that works,
follow the doctor's orders:
a glass of red wine a day.
After-all, we better live it up
in 2012. The Mayan calen-
dar may not ing,true, buit.
as Jim Carrey would have
noticed, this year adds up to
the number 23-something
very bad must be going to
happen (oh, that's right, it's
election year). Not to men-
tion nature is going to have
to do something to get rid of
a people who walk around
in foot gloves with suction
cups on the bottom; survival
of the fittest has gone com-
pletely awry (I bet they were
in every, suitcase on that
Italian cruise-ship). 'Here
is to all of the little changes
that will make for a very in-
teresting year ahead!
" P.S., If I have upset your
future-predicting ethics in
any way, blame it on the
doctor's orders and please
do drop me a note on Dec.
22. Salut!


331 Blue Ribbon Task Force
decided to hold off on a
vote until after hearing one
more round of public com-
ments at another meeting.
The purpose of the Task
Force is to review the op-
tions and to make a recom-
mendation to the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) as to
how to raise the $75 million
in matching funds required
by the Florida Department
of Transportation for the
construction of a new bridge
across Choctawhatchee
Bay. The Task Force met in
public workshops over the
course of two days, with a
final recommendation sup-
posed to come at the conclu-
sion of the latter, held at the
Walton County Courthouse
in DeFuniak Springs on
Thursday, Jan. 12. How-
ever, that decision did not
come following the meeting,
and it was the Task Force
members' consensus that a
final meeting should be held
at the same location a week
later.
The reason for the deci-
sion to wait to make a rec-
ommendation to the County
Commissioners was perhaps
best articulated by task force
member Leigh Grantham,
CEO of CHELCO, who was
uncomfortable with the
quick turnaround time im-
posed on the Task Force.
"I'm very undecided," she
said. "Having come into this
process with an opinion, I
don't really feel that way
now. Although I still believe
we need Highway 331 four-
laned, that hasn't changed,
what to do at this juncture
is still a quandary for me."
The BCC effectively gave
the Task Force two options
when it came to making their
recommendation: a sales tax
increase of 1 percent, which
would give Walton Coun-
ty an 8-percent sales tax,
the highest in Florida, or a
DOT-estimated $2-$3 toll on
north-to-south traffic'on the
new bridge, which would be
imposed by the state for up
to 30 years.
The BCC must have a de-
cision from the Task Force
by Jan. 24, because, if the
recommendation is for a
sales tax increase, then a
special referendum would be
required to put the proposed
tax before the county's vot-
ers in May. A 120-day notice
is required if the move is
made for a referendum.
Walton County Finance
Director Bill Imfeld told the
Task Force that a 1-cent lo-
cal sales tax could pay off
the $75 million needed for
Walton County's contribu-
tion to the $177 million
bridge project, the biggest
single indebtedness-necessi-
tating public works project


inf the county's history, in
about a decade at the cur-
rently quoted interest rates.
Information provided at the
meeting shows the average
cost to county residents un-
der the increased sales tax
would be S216, with 57 per-
cent of that burden being
placed on tourists and 43
percent on residents.
If the Task Force does not
recommend a tax increase,
then the BCC will vote
whether or not to allow the
state the authority to toll the
bridge. By way of compari-
son, the information provid-
ed at the meeting showed
that a commuter traveling
south on U.S. 331 five days
a week, for 50 weeks a year,
would pay $750 in tolls. The
packet goes on to say that
commuting expenses are not
tax deductible, while one
may be able to deduct ap-
proximately $100 off income
taxes for sales tax, depend-
ing on family size.
Nevertheless, public com-
ment was divided during
the hours-long meeting,
with those in attendance
divided more of less equally
between the camps. Some
came out in support of the
tax increase, which, levied
by Walton County, could
be set to irrevocably sunset
after the $75 million-prin-
ciple, plus interest, is paid
in full. Some favored a toll,
which they argued amounts
to a user fee that could po-
tentially prevent losing visi-
tors and new business to the
county if higher taxes were
in place.
DeFuniak Springs City
Councilman Ron Kelley
called a tax "a far more equi-
table approach" than a toll,
which he felt would hurt the
people who depend on the
bridge to get to work every
day. Kelley said there are
too many alternative routes
through Bay and Okaloosa
County to reach Walton's
beaches and tourists, as
well as locals, routinely do
their best to avoid toll roads.
This, in the long run, would
limit the effectiveness of go-
ing with a toll, he said. Kel-
ley also had an answer for
those who were against a
toll on the grounds that they
don't regularly travel on the
bridge.
"It would punish the
working class and reward
the wealthy," Kelley said.
"A tourist would pay a toll to
reach south Walton, maybe
a toll of $2 per car, per year.
Who pays the rest? The
people who work across the
bay, who must travel that
road every day, week after
week, month after month,
year after year. That's $2 for
the tourist and about $750
for the worker. That just
doesn't sound fair to me.
"There are people who say
'I don't travel the bridge, so
I shouldn't have to pay any-
thing for it.' To that I say, 'I
don't have any children in
school, but I still pay taxes
to the school district be-
cause I recognize that good
education benefits all of us.'
In the same way, a four-lane
bridge and a four-lane 331
benefit all of us."
DeFuniak Springs resi-
dent J.B. Hillard, among
others, was in favor of a toll,
citing the social, geographic
and economic differences be-
tween residents of the north
and south ends of the coun-
ty. Hillard said the BCC had
failed in putting pressure to
act on the Task Force, which
he said "almost passed" the
1-percent sales tax referen-
dum at the first meeting on


Jan. 5. He said the lack of a
serious study on the effect
that a tax increase could
have on the lowest-income
families in Walton County
was a serious oversight on
the part of county officials,
leaving the Task Force, and,
by extension, the public,
with little to go on but "opin-.
ions" and "misinformation"
handed out by those in favor
of a tax.
"A sales tax is dispro-
portionate to low-income
people," Hillard said. "It
doesn't make a hill of beans
to miadle-income or high-
income [people]. It doesn't
make a hill of beans to the
people south of the bridge...
It does make a hill of beans
to the people in the north of
the county.
"Don't forget the people
up here. The people that
vote are north of the bay.
Keep that in mind."
However, as Task Force
member Wayne Bodie
pointed out, there are re-
ally three options before the
community, and an equally
numerous contingent ar-
gued against the need for a
bridge altogether. One indi-
vidual TomnBaker, was op-
posed to even the expense of
a voter referendum, which
he said amounted to paying
"$40,000 more to watch the
monkey dance."
Baker argued against the
supposed need for a new
bridge, saying that concerns
over insufficient hurricane
evacuation capacity and
over-congestion during tour-
ist season were exaggerated
and. could be 'olved with
"common sense" rather than
an expense to the county's
taxpayers. To Baker and
others, a new bridge made
little business sense.
"What I see [the Task
Force] doing is rearranging
the deck chairs on the Ti-
tanic," Baker said. "If your
financial advisor told you
that have a zero-stream of
money coming in to your op-
eration, would you make a
decision to expand your op-
eration? .... You'd make that
decision really quick and
you wouldn't need a task
force (to do it).
"We have to learn how to
say no. This is not going to
be the end of us if we don't
take this money. We already
have a bridge."
The special Task Force
meeting after public com-
ments concluded even
showed that the commit-
tee members were unsure
of how best to proceed with
making a recommendation
to the County Commission.
Walton County Taxpay-
ers' Association President
Bonnie McQuiston railed
against the limited set of
options given to the Task
Force, but said putting an
extra burden on the taxpay-
ers was "outrageous," and
further said having a four-
lane bridge and a four-lane
highway was not necessary
to keep tourism numbers up.
Fellow Task Force member
Wayne Bodie said the rec-
ommendation should be for
a voter referendum, since
that was the only way the
people themselves would get


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


Walton County man

arrested for possession

of methamphetamine


a choice of milk, coffee, or
cocoa. Price per plate is $6
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.


PAGE 13A
IALTON COUNTY FI-
NANCE DIRECTOR BILL
IMFELD briefed those in
attendance at the High-
way 331 Blue Ribbon Task
Force's meeting on Thurs-
day, Jan. 12. Imfeld said it
was the recommendation of
county staff that a 1-percent
sales tax increase could pay
off in 10 years the $75 mil-
lion Walton County needs
for the proposed U.S. 331
bridge construction project.
(Photo by Reid Tucker)



a chance to decide. However,
neither thought the process
should stop at that, saying
the Task Force and the BCC
need to look at periphery is-
sues regarding funding for
the bridge and future proj-
ects involving U.S. 331.
For his part, Sheriff Mike
Adkinson, who sits on the
Task Force, was ultimately
not satisfied with the limita-
tions of the referendum but
felt that it was the right way
to proceed given the short
list of options available.
However, he said the BCC
should think carefully over
the results of such a refer-
endum, should one be put to
the vote and should it come
back against a tax increase.
"A failure to make a de-
cision is an abdication of
leadership," Adkinson said.
"If [the County Commis-
sioners] allow it to go to a
vote and the people of this
county vote against a sales
tax, then I myself will take
that as the will of the peo-
ple that they do not believe
the bridge is a priority, and
therefore the board should
not toll it.
"If the voters speak loud
and clear and say 'we don't
think it's that important,'
they are going to have to
make a decision to override
the will of the people."
South Walton Tourist
Development Council Ex-
ecutive Director Dawn Mo-
literno, who does not sit on
the Task Force but acts as
the facilitator of its meet-
ings, said DOT officials will
reroute the $177 million for
the bridge project to else-
where in the state if Walton
County does not take action
to go for it. Also, getting help
from the state to widen U.S.
331 from Alabama to U.S.
98 could depend on whether
or not the county goes in for
the DOT's proposed bridge
project. Furthermore, Mo-
literno said the Task Force
could not legally have one
referendum that included
choices for either a tax or a
toll, saying that such a ref-
erendum could only include
the option to vote for or
against a toll.

In light of this informa-
tion and the divided nature
of public comment, the Task
Force members decided to
postpone a recommendation
until after their next meet-
ing, which will be held at
1:30 p.m. on Thursday Jan.
19 at the Walton County
Courthouse.
Not everyone who spoke
at the workshop had a real
suggestion about how to
move forward, but some in-
stead typified the frustration
with the pressures FDOT
has put on the BCC, the 331
Task Force and the people of
the county. Resident Lynda
Morse, felt as though the
best interests of the people
were not a consideration at
the highest levels of the pro-
posed 331 project.
"I feel like this is being
forced down our throats,"
Morse said. "It's either go-
ing to be this way or no way.
I feel like we don't have a
choice and I think that's
wrong."


On Jan. 9, the Walton
County Sheriffs Office
(WCSO) arrested Bobby
McMillan. 39. of Ponce de
Leon. Fla.. for possession of
methamphetamine.
The investigation began
Jan. 9 after Deputy Craig
Sherrouse conducted a traf-
'c stop on U.S. 90 after ob-
serving McMillan, a known
habitual offender, drive
with a suspended license.
During a search of the
vehicle, Deputy Sherrouse
recovered a syringe inside a
toothbrush wrapped in tape
and a bottle containing sus-
pected illegal substances.


Both items field-tested posi-
tive for methamphetamine.

McMillan was charged
with one count of a habit-
ual offender driving while
license suspended, a third-
degree felony; one count of
possession of a controlled
substance without a pre-
scription, a third-degree fel-
ony: one count of using drug
paraphernalia to transport
drugs, a third-degree felony;
and one count of resisting
an officer without violence,
a first-degree misdemeanor.
He was booked into the Wal-
ton County Jail.


I, CHRISTINE STEIN-
GASS, am on probation for
retail theft, six months ago
from this month.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Corrections for a Cure Relay for Life team will be hosting a Date Night Steak Dinner on Feb. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m., at the DeFuniak Springs Civic Center. This event is going to be a special occasion designed for a dining ex-
perience where everyone will be seated and served with a full meal including salad, 12 oz Ribeye Steak (cooked to
order) and baked potato along with dessert and drink. Child care will be provided with adult supervision with snacks
served for donations. Entertainment will be provided with a DJ playing music that everyone will enjoy.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any team member, or by calling Walton Correctional institution at
(850) 951-1702., or contact Mark Bird at (850) 978-1168, Greg Brack at (850) 333-0511, or Charles Adkison (850)
951-1419. All proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. Deadline
for purchasing tickets is Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.
Some of the future leaders of our community from Walton High School along with employees of Walton Correc-
tional will be assisting in parking and serving each dinner to you at your table. The culinary arts class students from
Walton High School will also be assisting with preparing and plating the dinner with the direction of their instructor
Ms. Salee.
There is no other way we can think of for someone to treat their sweetheart and to support a great cause in the fight
against cancer. Contact them today and purchase tickets early for an enjoyable evening of dinner and fun.


Pancake breakfast sponsored


by Dogs R Us 4-H Club








THE DeFl'NIAK '- h\iGS HERALD BR h- /. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


Live Oak Landing, a unique



destination off the beaten track


Advertisement

Story by
JEFFREY POWELL

Walton County Florida's
economy depends heavily
on tourists and the revenue
they bring to the area. Ev-
eryday U.S. 331 is traveled
by visitors looking for their
ultimate "destination" usu-
ally found along the Gulf of
Mexico. However, there is a
beautiful new type of resort
which blends both the out-
door cottage and recreation-
al vehicle community. This
destination, found north of
Choctawhatchee Bay, is per-
fect for those who want to
spend some quiet time nes-
tled next to pristine Black
Creek and the tributaries of
the Choctawhatchee River.
For eons Native American
inhabitants used the prop-
erty now known as Live Oak
Landing as a base for fishing
and hunting excursions into
the surrounding old growth
forest. We know this as fact
due to the remaining mid-
den which, simply put, is a
pile of discarded shells from
the oysters and other shell-
fish which these aboriginal
peoples used for sustenance.
More recently the area was
known as McDaniels' Fish
Camp which was owned and
operated by R.C. Thomas.
Thomas's grandfather,
Jeff Sapp, acquired the land
in the mid 1930s and began
running a fish camp there.
After Sapp's death the prop-
erty stayed in the family
until Thomas became the
owner in 1991. The camp
was named after Thomas's
great aunt Mrs. McDaniels.
Thomas still lives directly
adjacent to Live Oak Land-
ing.


"There is a lot of nostal-
gia in that old fish camp,"
Thomas said reflectively. "I
hated to sell the camp but
the time had come to make
a decision. I feel like I made
the right choice because
the folks that bought it are
preserving the property. I
am happy to have them as
neighbors."
McDaniels' Fish Camp
was a part of many lives
in and around the Freeport
area. Such was the case for
Billy Aultman and his fam-
ily. Aultman's grandfather
also came to the area during
the 1930s and homesteaded
property about a mile from
the camp. The Black Creek
General Store, which sits
on that property, was built
by Aultman's grandfather
and was originally called A-
mart.
"My uncles and I would
leave out of McDaniels' Fish
Camp and go camping on the
river. There has been many
a mullet come through that
camp," Aultman said. "The
change at the camp is for
the better, you can't stop
progress. Live Oak Landing
has been good for business
in the area and that is good
for all of us."
Today, stately live oaks
which are hundreds of years
old still stand proud at Live
Oak Landing. The resort's
developers have been careful
to preserve as many of the
property's natural beauties
as possible while creating a
state-of-the-art outdoor des-
tination. Of the property's
71 acres only 20 have been
developed with the rest to
remain undisturbed. Sever-
al of the resort's RV parking
spots are just yards away
from Black Creek.
"We want every visitor to


Paxton Ruritan

fundraiser Jan. 28


The Paxton Ruritan
Club will hold a fundraiser
Saturday, Jan. 28, from
11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Paxton Ag Center. Barbe-
cue lunch plates will be sold
for $5, Boston butts will be
available for $25. Musical
entertainment will be pro-
vided. All proceeds benefit


the club's scholarship fund.
Tickets are available from
any Ruritan Club member
or can be purchased at the
door. For additional infor-
mation call Mary Perkins at
(.50ip 834-2205, Bill McRae
at (850) 4- .i30i.1 or Melanie
Adams at (850) 865-6595.


feel important," said Gen-
eral Manager Neil Sorrell.
"I live here at the resort and
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door hospitality experience.
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modern amenities."
Among those amenities
are a private boat launch
and mooring, city sewer, in
house cable service, broad-
band high speed internet,
charter fishing guide and
more.
Live Oak Landing is lo-
cated southeast of Freeport,
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can be reached by calling


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heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Tickets are: $20 per person with a non-perishable donation;
or $25 at the door with a non-perishable food donation.
Items collected and proceeds from the ball, will benefit the Muscogee Food Bank in Bruce, FL.
Tickets on sale beginning Jan. 3, 2011 at all locations:
Tickets can be purchased at the Nook & Cranny in DeFuniak Springs,
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BR EEZ. TH! RSI))Y. JANUARY' i'


People


Places


-~ r r


Local woman 94th


birthday recognized


in proclamation


from DFS mayor


By REID TUCKER
DeFuniak Springs Mayor
Harold Carpenter declared
Jan. 11 as Frances Lathing-
house Campbell Jones Day
in honor of its namesake's
94th birthday.
Carpenter signed a proc-
lamation to that effect that
same day at City Hall amid
a small gathering of Jones'
family, including daugh-
ter Beth Campbell-Work,
grandson Graham Camp-
bell-Work and great-grand-
daughter Mackinnon Camp-
bell-Work.
Jones, born Jan. 11, 1918,
graduated as the valedicto-
rian of Palmer Academy in
1935 before marrying former
DeFuniak Springs Mayor
Angus Graham Campbell


four years later. Throughout
her life Jones served as the
first elder of the First Pres-
byterian Church, the first
female steward of the First
United Methodist Church of
DeFuniak Springs and she
also served on the boards
of COPE Center, Walton
Regional Hospital and the
Walton County Heritage As-
sociation. After the death of
her first husband, she mar-
ried local businessman Ed-
die Jones.
Jones is the mother-in-
law of City Councilman Mac
Work, who said the day hon-
oring her comes as the first
of several upcoming proc-
lamations recognizing the
lives and achievements of
the community's elders aged
90 and older.


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS RESIDENT Frances Lathinghouse Campbell Jones was presented with a proclamation desig-
nating Jan. 11, her 94th birthday, a citywide day in her honor from Mayor Harold Carpenter. Jones, the mother-in-law of
City Councilman Mac Work, was joined by her daughter, Beth Campbell-Work, grandson Graham Campbell Work, and
great-granddaughter Mackinnon Campbell-Work at a brief signing ceremony at City Hall. (Photo courtesy of the city of
DeFuniak Springs)


Lisa Miller gives presentation



on Birds of Prey Program


DALTON ALLEN WITH OZ, the barred owl.


Story and photos by
BEN GRAFTON
On Saturday, Jan. 14, at
the E.O. Wilson Biophilia
Center Lisa Miller, head of
its Bird of Prey Program,
S presented an introduction
to birds of prey for a small
crowd of people of all ages.
Miller is a permitted
wild life rehabilitator who
has been active in the field
for about 10 years. Before
L joining the center staff she
worked on her own with a
non-profit group rehabilitat-
ing small animals and birds
S out of facilities at her home
in Niceville, Fla. About four
years ago she started an ed-
ucation program and visited
classrooms in local schools
to teach young people about
birds. She is permitted to
take birds of prey that are
non-releasable because of
injuries and use them for
educational purposes. At
the Biophilia Center she
continues to teach the chil-
dren, residents and visitors
to northwest Florida about
this subject.
On Saturday, with the
help of Dalton Allen, a de-
greed biologist employed
by the center, Miller gave
an entertaining and educa-
tional program about five
veterinarian certified non-
releasable birds of prey that
are in her care. These in-
cluded Phoenix, the red tail
hawk; Oz, the barred owl;
Casper, the Mississippi kite;
Medusa. the red tail hawk
and Sasquatch. the screech
owl. Each of these birds,
except for the kite who suf-
fered a broken wing and can
no l i-ne. r fend for herself,
has suffered an eye injury,
very common among birds
of prey, and can no 1,InL'.r
subsist in the wild.
All of the birds are LI....
trained and retain their nat-
ural ilhi LrL instincts. They
are fed mixtures of natural
foods including mice, rats.
and various insects to pro-
vide a balanced diet. They
are taken from of their en-
closures and leashed on
gloves for walks, just as one
would take a Ilu, for a walk.
M iller -.- the birds -. i..i


their outings and that if the
wind is up she gives some
slack to Phoenix who will
spread her wings and hover
on the wind.
In addition to the birds
presented, the center now
has an eagle enclosure with
two non-releasable bald
eagles. One is a female who
has lost a wing and the oth-
er is a male who has an eye
injury. They are 19 and 20
years old and have been in
captivity all of their lives.
They will be presented to
the public in the future after
they have been accustomed
to gloves with Miller and Al-
len.
Various programs of this
type are presented to the
public on weekends during
the year. A regular visitor's
fee applies.


LISA MILLER with Sasquatch, the screech owl.


PAGE 1-B


'.-IJl-


CASPER. the Mississippi kite.


MEDUSA, the red-tailed hawk.








PAGE 2-B THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012

Former first lady shares a favorite

recipe for Florida Chautauqua Assembly


Walton High School's
Braves Bistro Culinary Art
Classes received a personal
letter from former first lady
Rosalynn Carter on Wednes-
day, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Mrs. Carter congratulat-
ed the students on their par-
ticipation in the official 2012
Florida Chautauqua Assem-
bly and shared with them
one of her favorite White
House recipes to prepare for
the educational 4-day, con-
ference style program for
families. The 2012 Assem-
bly theme is "A Journey into
the American Presidency,"
and all sessions, tea perfor-
mances, evening dinner per-
formances and exhibits re-
late to the accomplishments
of American presidents and
first ladies.
The personally signed
letter from Mrs. Carter was
presented to the class by
Christopher Mitchell, presi-


dent of the Florida Chau-
tauqua Center, along with
Superintendent of Schools,
Carlene Anderson and Prin-
cipal Russell Hughes. The
students will be asked to
include Mrs. Carter's recipe
to the menu of the six per-
formance teas scheduled on
Friday, Jan. 27 and Satur-
day, Jan. 28 at the Com-
munity Center in DeFuniak
Springs.
"There's really two head-
lines to this story," said
Mitchell, who is the program
chair of the Assembly. "The
first is that a former first
lady cared enough to en-
gage with students in such
a special way. The second
is that students are partici-
pating in a significant edu-
cational challenge involving
such a historical figure in a
classroom environment for
the benefit of an enormous,
nationally-acclaimed event.


We can't thank teacher
Cheryl Sallee and the stu-
dents enough for accepting
this major challenge."
Each tea will feature a
presentation by individuals
portraying a president, first
lady or local historical fig-
ures who had ties to Ameri-
can presidents. Guests will
enjoy the presentations
with delicacies prepared by
the Walton High School's
Braves Bistro Culinary
Art Classes. The Florida
Chautauqua Center, Inc.,
the non-profit organization
which orchestrates the offi-
cial Assembly, is purchasing
all of the food ingredients
and supplies for the teas, as
well as supplies for two per-
formance dinners, thanks to
the generous contributions
by Hilton Sandestin Beach
Golf Resort & Spa in Destin,
The Little Big Store in De-
Funiak Springs, and private


donations by Mr. and Mrs.
David Bludworth.
Presenters will include
Bill Barker of Colonial Wil-
liamsburg, Va. who will
portray President Thomas
Jefferson. Karen McGee of
Santa Rosa Beach who will
portray Lady Bird Johnson.
Jim Moore of Crestview who
will portray President An-
drew Jackson and Brenda
Rees of Santa Rosa Beach
who will portray local leg-
end Octavia Walton Le
Vert. Moni Boling of Pace
will perform as Chief Wil-
liam Weatherford with Jim
Moore as President Jack-
son.
Tickets to each tea are
$18 each and can be pur-
chased by calling the Florida
Chautauqua Center, Inc. at
(850)892-7613, or by logging
on to www.FloridaChautau-
quaAssembly.org.


ROSALYNN CARTER


Lakeview Concert Series Guild sponsors concert


This coming Sunday au-
diences will have an oppor-
tunity to hear a glorious live
performance of fine music
when the violin/piano duo of
Alfonso Lopez and Michelle
Tabor returns to DeFuniak.
The concert is scheduled for
Sunday Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. at



Master

Gardener

Tree Sale

Jan. 21
The Walton County 'mas-
ter gardener tree Sale will
be held Saturday, Jan. 21,
from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at the
Walton County Fairgrounds
next to the Extension Of-
fice.
. Flowering shade and fruit
trees, suitable for planting
in this area, will be available
at reasonable prices. Fruits
include apples, blueberries,
figs, grapes, peaches, pears,
persimmons, plums, black-
berries, raspberry and more.
Shade and ornamental trees
include Bradford pears, ce-
dars, crape myrtles, bald
cypress, Leyland cypress,
fringe trees, gingko, hollies,
oaks, redbuds, Vitex maples,
willows and more. Shrubs
include althea, abelia, aza-
leas, camellias, hawthorns
and some citrus.
For details call (850) 892-
8172.




Meals in


a snap
Are you tired 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.


the First United Methodist
Church on Circle Drive (di-
rectly across from the Chau-
tauqua Building).
The Lopez /Tabor Duo,
with Alfonso'Lopez, violin,
and Michelle Tabor, piano,
have performed and toured
together in the southeast-
ern U.S. and Venezuela
since 2004. Alfonso Lopez
is one of the most prominent
and versatile musicians of
his country. He holds the
important position of con-
certmaster of the Venezu-
ela Symphony Orchestra,
the national and principal
orchestra. He is also a con-
ductor, teacher, and compos-


er. Michelle Tabor grew up
in Venezuela and now lives
in Tallahassee. She holds
doctorate, master's, and
bachelor's degrees in music
from Florida State Univer-
sity, the University of Den-
ver, and Tulane University.
' The program scheduled
for the concert will feature
Frederic Chopin's Nocturne
in E-flat major, Op 9 No. 2,
and Nocturne in C-sharp
minor, Johannes Brahms'
Sonata for Piano and Violin
in D-minor, Op. 108, Ca-
mille Saint-Saens' Introduc-
tion and Rondo Capriccioso,
Astor Piazzola's Adios Noni-
no, Milonga del Angel, and


American Legion plans

Chili Cook-off Jan. 28


There will be a Chili
Cook-off Saturday, Jan. 28,
at 5 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 75, DeFuniak


Springs. $5 for all you can
eat. Awards for first, sec-
ond, and third place. Bring
your best chili.


DeFuniak Springs

Writer's Group to meet


The DeFuniak Springs
Library would like to wel-
come back the DeFuniak
Springs Writer's Group.
They are restarting with the
New Year. Meetings will be
held at the DFS Library the
first and third Saturdays of


each month from 10 a.m. to
12 p.m. beginning on Jan.
21. Call Dan Owens at the
library with any questions,
or join the group for writ-
ing fun. Ages 14 and up are
welcome. Find them on face-
book for more details.


cilo
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taken (by the Guild) to be
used solely for the support
of future concerts.
A wonderful harpist is


Revirado, Fritz Kreisler's
Liebeslied and Liebesfreud,
and Pablo de Sarasate's In-
troduction and Tarantella,
Op. 43.
For more information on
the Lopez Tabor Duo go to
their website: www.lopez-
taborduo.embarqspace.com
There will be a reception
immediately following the
concert to provide an op-
portunity for concert goers
to meet the artists. Both
the concert and reception
are free. A collection will be




Miss

Freeport

Pageant

scheduled

The Miss Freeport Pag-
eant 2012, sponsored by
The Town Planters Society
of Freeport will be held Feb.
25 at the Freeport High
School Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Categories are: Little Miss,
K first grade; Junior Miss,
second third grade; Young
Miss, fourth fifth grade; Jr.
Teen Miss, sixth seventh
grade; Teen Miss, eighth
- ninth gradeand Miss, 16 -
21 years of age.
Sign ups are Saturday,
Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, at The
Blount House, Kylea Laird
Dr., from 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Miss Freeport 2012 will be
awarded a $1,000 scholar-
ship to the school of her
choice. All other winners
will be awarded a savings
bonds.
For further information
cantact Russ Barley, pag-
eant chairman, at 835-5200
or 830-2389.


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vide more information about
that later.


Miss New Year Pageant
January 28, 2012 6 p.m.
Florala City Middle School Auditorium


Open to all girls (0-21 years)
who wish to participate!
$30 to enter (per contestant) &
$10 photogenic category (optional)
Admission (pay at door):
$3 (children 3 and under FREE)

Application deadline:
January 25, 2012


Cash prize for the
Miss New Year
Winner
Various gift cards to
local businesses/
boutiques will be
given away during
the pageant...so
don't miss out!


Applications available at:
Simply Chic, Country Folks Buffet or Florala High School or
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY. JANUARY 19. 2012


Dear Auntie Em,


Dear Auntie Em,

I know you are not a doc-
tor but I wanted to share an
issue with you that has been
bothering me. Lately, I am
tired, all the time. I work
full-time and have a family.
I used to have the energy to
do everything needed, but,
the last few months I find
myself taking more naps
and saying no to my family's
plans for us more often. I
don't know if I need to see a
doctor or if it's just a part of
growing older. Many of my
friends tell me they slowed
down around my age. What
do you think?

Tired in Tally

Dear Tired,

You are correct in the fact
that I cannot offer a medical
opinion, but I can talk to
you from experience. We all
have a little fatigue every
once in a while, but all the
time is not normal. I say call
your doc and make an ap-
pointment to get a physical.
It's the smartest decision
you can make.
In the mean time, try to
get enough rest. Take every
chance you can to get some
extra sunshine. Some times
just the winter and lack
of sun can slow us down a
little. Stay hydrated as this
will help with fatigue. Eat
an assortment of veggies,


, ,.
"-y


the brighter colored the bet-
ter and take time to have
fun, even if it's relaxing at
home.
Many times fatigue can
mask depression, so spend
time with loved ones and
keep those lines of com-
munications open. Pent
up frustrations can add to
those blue feelings. Take
care of yourself. If you don't
you can't take care of anyone
else. Also, enlist your family
to help you around the home
so you have some extra rest
time. 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


GIRL SCOUT TROOPS from across the Panhandle gathered at the Girl Scout camp located at the end of Girl Scout
Road in Walton County this past Saturday morning to have fun, load up on cookies and celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts
and fun.


HUNDREDS OF GIRL
Scouts made the trip to Wal-
ton County to participate in
groups like the one pictured
here for fun activities be-
fore kicking off their cookie
drive.


Grit & Grace Pre-auditions scheduled for Jan. 21


All past and future cast
and crew members of Grit &
Grace are invited to attend
the pre-auditions on Satur-
day, Jan. 21, at the Chau-
tauqua Hall of Brotherhood


on Circle Drive in DeFuniak
Springs, starting at 4 p.m.
Come and meet the new
director/playwright Nancy
Hasty, as she gets ready to
put on the best Grit & Grace


production ever. Auditions
are open to all ages.
The new director/play-
wright will interview and
audition potential cast
members for the upcoming


Grit & Grace production.
Nancy Hasty is a Broadway
playwright/director/actor,
who has been hired to turn
the production around and
bring new life to the decade-


old production.
All auditions will be held
at 4 p.m., immediately follow-
ing the annual meeting this
Saturday. This is going to be
a pre-casting session to give
the new director/playwright


a look at the talent and po-
tential roles, as she puts the
hundreds of stories, down
on paper and creates this
year's script.
For more information,
call 892-9578.


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Published Weekly On Thursdays


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4410 US HWY 90 W
892-4670
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REPAIR AND PARTS
CALL 850-689-1007 OR 850-305-8515


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BRYANS USED CARS
1133 HWY 90 W DFS
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BEHIND SUBWAY 892-5015


RANDEL'S BARBER SHOP
US HWY 83 DFS
892-1011 (tn)


NEW & USED BOOKS TRADE-INS
DOWNTOWN ON BALDWIN & 6TH
TUES.-SAT. 10-5, 892-3119


HICKS' CARPET CLEANING
FREE ESTIMATES
892-2623


INSTALLATION, REMODELING, PAINTING.
REFERENCES
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892-8560


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New Construction. Call Paul Rushing.
We do the work, you reap the rewards.
Licensed & Insured in Florida
Call (850) 401-1537 or (850) 892-3334


SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS
HANDLED APPEALS EXPERTS
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UTILITY SERVICE
1943 U.S. 90 E 850-892-3299


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PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326


D.S. HANDYMAN SERVICE
CALL 419-4519
ANYTIME w)


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


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WORK. CLEAR LAND OR LOTS.
DRIVEWAYS, TREE REMOVAL, VERY
RELIABLE AND REASONABLE.
CALL Keith at 333-3425


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


MOBILE/RV LOTS FOR RENT
WATER, GARBAGE PICK-UP
892-2157 -(205) 441-0464 (fc)
ADVERTISE HERE!
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892-3232


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The Voices of Mobile to perform at First

Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs


The Voice of Mobile from
the University of Mobile will
be at First Baptist Church
in DeFuniak Springs, Sun-
day, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

The Voice of Mobile is a
highly versatile vocal en-
semble consitsting of 16
vocalist from the the Uni-


versity of Mobile. They have
performed at the White
House, Southern Baptist
Convention Pastor Confer-
ence, Carnegie Hall in New
York City, Notre Dame Ca-
thedral in Paris, France
and and across the United
States.


But their greatest desire
is to place emphasis on hon-
oring their Lord in word and
deed. Dr. Roger Breland,
who organized this group,
states, "To me, they are
more than singers- They are
people that love God, repre-
senting their University and
their faith. You will love the


Voices of Mobile..I love their
hearts."

First Baptist cordially in-
vites everyone to come and
be blessed through the min-
istry of music. First Baptist
is located at 216 East Live
Oak Avenue in DeFuniak
Springs, FL.


Ronnie McBrayer
ernnments may intention-
ally delay the changing of
policies. Individuals may go
to their graves clinging to
hate and hard-heartedness
for their fellow human be-
ings. But in the church that
carries the name of Christ,
'this should not be. We can-
not simultaneously express
our love for God, and by
means of racism, refute the
love that Jesus has for our
neighbors.


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.ronniemcbrayer.
net.


I was fifteen-years-old
when the Martin Luther
King, Jr. Holiday first be-
came the law of the land.
Having lived my entire child-
hood in Georgia, also Dr.
King's birthplace, I knew his
story and heroics well. I also
knew that he was often ma-
ligned- sometimes yviaiously
so.
When the first official
King Day rolled around on
the calendar, it produced
some brisk conversations
within my extended fam-
ily, community, and yes, my
church. Never can I forget
standing outside the church
building on a cold Sunday
night, a nosey and curious
teenager listening to the old
men talk, just weeks before
that first January obser-
vance.
One man asked the group,
"Well, what y'all think about
getting a day off for this
King fella'?" With a big, fat,
King James Bible under his
arm, one of the other men
answered, "Oh, I appreci-
ate a day off. If we kill a few
more of 'em, we might get a
whole week off next year!"
This was met by uproarious
laughter and backslapping
from the rest of the group.
Then they all marched in-
side to sing praises to Jesus
with clear consciences.
I thought of that hor-
rible event for the first time
in a long time when I read
the recent story about a
Kentucky church banning
an interracial couple from
participating in their wor-
ship services. The Gulnare
Free Will Baptist Church in
Pikeville, Kentucky voted to
ban interracial couples after
life-long member Stella Har-
ville came to services with
her fiance, Ticha Chikuni, a
young man from Zimbabwe.
The church's resolution, lat-
er rescinded, stated: "Parties
of such marriages will not
be received as members, nor
will they be used in worship
services...This recommenda-

Januarv 21

Otter Creek United
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.


tion is not intended to judge
the salvation of anyone, but
is intended to promote great-
er unity among the church
body .and the community
we serve." Greater unity?
That's dreadfully ironic.
These two events, sepa-
rated by decades, and both
many years removed from
the work for which MLK
lived and died, show how
racism continues to endure
in this country. But more
horrifying, it reveals how
racism continues to endure
within the Christian church,
a collection of people who
profess allegiance to Jesus,
the same Jesus who pro-
duced true unity by welcom-
ing all people regardless of
their nationality, skin color,
sexuality, gender, or any of
the other factors that divide
people.
If we who are Christians
are genuinely part of the
church Jesus initiated, then
love for our neighbor must
be our calling card. Grace
must be the currency which
we exchange, and when
people who allege faith in
Christ refuse those he read-
ily accepts, we must declare
the truth that such actions
are unequivocally and ex-
plicitly wrong.
For me, this has become
much more than theory or
simple rhetoric. It is per-
sonal. I have a multi-racial
son, a beautiful prepubes-
cent boy with eyes as dark
as the sea and skin that is


rich, mocha-brown. Though
I am his adoptive father,
we are more accurately, to
quote King, "the sons of for-
mer slaves and the sons of
former slave owners," from
the red hills of Georgia.
Yes, I want my son to grow
up in a culture without the
.prejiadice -hat Hakcplagued
these hundreds-of years. I
want him to be a part of a
nation where "he will not
be judged by the color of his
skin, but by the content of
his character." But even if
such achievements are not
brought to bear in the great-
er society in his lifetime, for
God's sake, I never want him
subjected to the kind of con-
versation I heard as a teen-
ager, all within the shadow
of the church steeple.
Society may be slow in
changing its attitudes. Gov-


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Darlington Methodist Church
hosting gospel sing January 29


The Darlington United
Methodist Church cordially
invites everyone to a gospel
sing featuring Larry White
and The Cornerstone Blue-
grass Band on Sunday, Jan.
29, at 5 p.m.


Darlington United Meth-
odist Church is located at
6178 CR-181, Westville, FL
(Darlington).
Light refreshments will
be served after the pro-
gram.


The Sons of Former Slaves


and Former Slave Owners

By Ronnie McBrayer


Your Station For Life


GATHER HOMECOMING RADIO

FEATURING BILL GATHER, MARK LOWRY,
KEVIN WILLIAMS, PHIL BROWER
AND TORI TAFF
SUNDAYS FROM 2 3 P.M.


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


Sunday School 9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM

Dr. Bobby Tucker Pastor
Cordell Harrison Interim Minister of Music
Richard Murray Jr. Associate Pastor
Josh Manning Student Pastor

FREE CONCERT!!
Please be our guest this Sunday, January 22,
at 6:00 PM for The Voices of Mobile in concert!
This is a special group of music students from
University of Mobile, a Christian University which is
owned by the Alabama Baptist Convention. The group
has toured extensively proclaiming the Gospel in song.


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

ARGYLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 252 Argyle Church Road, Argyle,
FL invites everyone to attend their services. Sunday School 9:45
a.m. all ages, Church Service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. -
all ages, Wednesday night 6 p.m. Pastor James Bumham. 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-
704.

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
Children's Church (Pre-K to third grade) provided for both services;
Vesper service at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. Communion is observed
at both morning services on first Sunday and Sunday School for all
ages at 9:45 a.m. Children's Sunday school (k-6th) is "JAM" (Jesus
and Me) is the Multi-Dimensional Learning program with children
rotating to different workshops (art, computer, cooking/science,
games, storytelling/movie) each Sunday "learning by doing".


Other opportunities on Sunday include: Sr. High Youth Fellowship
at 4 p.m..: Jr. High Youth Fellowship and Children (HIS Kids Club) at
3:30 p.m.: Food pantry every 3rd Sat 7-9 a.m. For more information.
call (850) 892-5332. 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@embarqmail.com
website www.fumcdefuniakspnngs.org.

FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OFWESTVILLE, 2100
Highway 90 West. Westville. Pastor Jason Campbell and the Westville
church family invite you to come to a place where Pentecost is an
experience, not a thing of the past We offer a friendly environment
with annointed preaching and singing, Our SOnday 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 liketo 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.
You may also view our website at www.DeFuniakSpringsChurch.
com.

INDIAN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 280-A, 4.5 miles
south of DeFuniak Springs, cordially invites you to come and worship
with us in Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday Worship services,
at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.
Pastor Scot Keppel and the congregation extends a very special


welcome to come visit or make us your church home. We practice
-Love one another". A nursery is provided.

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

OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH 6753 State Hwy 2 East,
Darlington, Fla. We are reaching out to the lost, hurting, hungry, and
naked. The Rev. Curtis Manning and his congregation would like to
invite you to attend services with them. Sunday School for all ages
is at 10 a.m., and Sunday Moring 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-ourfaith 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 GradedChildren's Choir 5 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship at 6
p.m, Wednesday Morning Senior Adult Worship Service at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday Youth and AWANA at 6 p.m.Wednesday Mid-
week Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Sign language interpretation
for the deaf provided at all services. Southwide Baptist Church
has classes and activities for all ages: Youth Group, Adult Choir,
Women on Mission, Paintball (ages 10+ every third Saturday of
the month), AWANA (3yrs-6th Grade), and sign language classes.
Pastor William Whaley invites everyone to come and hear the
saving word of God. Directions: from DeFuniak take U.S. 331 S.
turn right on first road (Coy Burgess Loop) past 1-10. Southwide
Baptist Church is located 1.5 miles on the left at intersection of Coy
Burgess Loop and Millard Gainey Road. Call (850) 892-3835 for
more information or for directions.

ST. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a historic mission
located at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday schedule:
9 a.m. Bible study in the vicarage and 10:15 a.m. Eucharist in the
church. A COMMUNITY "CENTERING PRAYER GROUP" meets
each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the church. All are invited.
From December through May COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
BREAKFASTS are served in the parish hall from 7 am. till 11 a.m.
St. Agatha's is the home of the Lakeside Concert series. For more
information call (850) 892-9754

ST MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 247 U.S. Highway 331
N., P.O. Box 590, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 32435, Phone: (850)
892-9247. Mass Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m.; Thursday,
6:30 p.m. Vigil Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.; Holy Days of
Obligation 8:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Rev. Richard Dawson, pastor.

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


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19.2012


OBITARIE


King
Mrs. Effie Olene King, 83,
of Beech Grove Community
passed away Jan. 11, 2012.
She was born May 13, 1928
in Beech Grove Community
to Willis and Clara Bedsole
Griggs.
Mrs. King was a life time
resident of Walton Coun-
ty, Fla. She was Church of
Christ by faith and a mem-
ber of the Liberty Church of
Christ. She was a devoted
wife, mother, grandmoth-
er, great-grandmother and
great-great-grandmother.
She dearly loved serving the
Lord. She enjoyed working
in the garden and growing
flowers as well as canning
and freezing vegetables for
her family. She was a very
talented cook and enjoyed
cooking for her family. She
was an avid bird watcher.
Mrs. King is preceded
in death by her father and
mother; her husband, Ray-
mond H. King of 58 years;
one infant son; sisters, Wil-
lie Mae Owens, Lucille Ow-
ens and Maggie Davis.
Mrs. King is survived by
four daughters, Mary Mer-


Reverend Denford Theo-
dore "Dennie" Morris Sr.,
84, of Owensboro was called
home to be with his Lord
and Savior on Monday, Jan.
9, 2012. Dennie was born
March 28, 1927 to Audrey
Mae and Bernard Mor-
ris. He was a World War
II Army/Air Corps veteran,
retired pastor from sev-
eral counties in Kentucky
and Florida, former farmer
and an Owensboro-Daviess
County Hospital employee.
He was preceded in death
by both of his parents; his
sons, Denford Darrell Mor-
ris, Jerry Dale Morris, Lar-
ry Morris and Barry Morris;
grandson, Aaron Newton;
brother, Clinford "Shorty"
Morris; and sister, Winford
Morris.
Dennie was a devout fam-
ily man who spent every day
of his life loving his wife,
children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and
friends. He was a steadfast
Christian who loved to read
devotionals, commentaries
and share the "Good Word of
the Lord." Dennie was also
a proud member of Walnut
Memorial Baptist Church
and a lifetime member of
AMVETS and VFW.
Surviving are his lov-
ing wife of 46 years, Aliene
Martin Morris; children,
Denford Theodore (Cynthia)
Morris Jr. of Marion, Ill.,
Mark (Lia) Morris of Gulf
Springs, Fla., Byron (Kelly)
Morris of Owensboro, Ky.,
.Carletta (Gary) Newton of
Lewisport, Ky., Julia (Dale)
Howell of Owensboro, Ky.,
Jim (Cindy) Smith of Lou-
isville, Ky., Kevin Smith
of Owensboro, Ky., Angie
(Kent) McLawhorn of Rock
Hill, S.C., Violet (Robert)
Estes of Richmond, Va.; sib-
lings, Ruby Pulliam of Ow-
ensboro, Ky., Violet (Paul)
Justice of Centralia, Wash.,


Maxie (Eulene) Morris of
Weber, Ky.; grandchildren,
Chris Morris, Shana Rob-
erts, Bradley Smith, Caleb
Howell, Mackenzee Smith,
Jessica Morris, Olivia Mor-
ris, Jacob Morris, Daniel
Morris, Lisa Snyder, Jeff
McLawhorn, Robbie Estes
and Justin Estes; several
special nieces and nephews
and numerous dear great
grandchildren.
1Thessalonians 4:13, "But
I would not have you to be
ignorant, brethren, concern-
ing them which are asleep,
that ye sorrow not, even as
others which have no hope."
2 Timothy 4:7, "I have
fought a good fight, I have
finished my course, I have
kept the faith."
On the wings of angels
God called one of His good
and faithful servants home.
Dad, you will never be for-
gotten and always missed.
We learned many valuable
life lessons from the world's
best model of what it meant
to be a good human being.
Funeral services were
held at 1 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Jan. 12, 2012, at the
Chapel of James H. Davis
Funeral Home & Crema-
tory in Owensboro with the
Reverends Eugene Howard
and Brian Adkins presiding.
Burial followed in Lewisport
Cemetery in Lewisport, Ky.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m.
on Wednesday and after 11
a.m. on Thursday at the fu-
neral home. Flowers were
accepted but expressions of
sympathy are requested to
be in memory of Denford
Morris Sr. to the Western
Kentucky Hospice, 3419 Wa-
thens Crossing, Owensboro,
KY 42301 or to Gideons In-
ternational, P.O. Box 1133,
Owensboro, KY 42302.
Online messages of condo-
lence may be made at www.
davisfuneralhome.com


lene King Griffis and hus-
band. James. of Madison.
Ala.: Jo Ann King Brewer
and husband. Von. of En-
terprise. Ala.: Raynell King
of Tallahassee. Fla. and
Francine King of Tallahas-
see; three sisters. Bernice
Boykin, Juanita Floyd and
Merle Carter all of the Val-
ley View Community; six
grandchildren, Darlene
Pugh and husband, David.
David Brewer and wife, Ter-
ry, Stacey Gann and hus-
band, Michael, Carol Baker
and husband, David, Jenny
Davis and Joel Brewer;
seven great-grandchildren,
Corey Hubbard, Randy Jo-
seph, Jameson Gann, Tuck-
er Davis,Isabella Baker, Da-
vis Baker and Lily Baker;
one great-great grandchild,
Leya Hubbard. She is also
survived by numerous niec-
es, nephews, cousins, and
her church family.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, Jan. 14,
2012, at Clary-Glenn Fu-
neral Home Chapel with
Ministers Harold Bigham
and Billy McKee officiating.
Burial followed in the Red
Bay Cemetery.
Those serving as pall-
bearers were David Baker,
David Pugh, David Brewer,
Von Brewer, Joel Brewer
and Tucker Davis.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home ws entrusted with the
arrangements.


I -
Godwin
Mr. Robert R. Godwin,
age 80, retired Master
Chief, U.S. Navy of De-
Funiak Springs passed
away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
in Chautauqua Rehabilita-
tion and Nursing Center af-
ter an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 14,
1931 in DeFuniak Springs,
the son of James Marion
and Odell Hardin Godwin.
He graduated from Walton
High School in 1949 and
joined the Navy in 1950.
He married his high school
sweetheart, Marian Prescott
in 1954 and for the next 21
years they traveled to many
bases. He served his coun-
try with pride and was very
proud of his service record.
Retiring in 1971, he then
taught electronics in Mary-
land at South Caroll High
School for 10 years. He then
spent several years in oil ex-
ploration in the Midwest for
Lockhart Exploration. He
and his wife retired to their
dream home, surrounded by
pine trees where he spent
the remainder of his life rak-
ing pine straw and picking


Cauley
Mrs. Edna Juanita
Cauley, 85,. of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., passed away
Jan. 1-2, 2012. She was born
May 20, 1926 in DeFuniak
Springs, to Ola Agness and
William John Hughes.
Mrs. Cauley was a life-
long resident of DeFuniak
Springs. She was the oldest
of seven children. She loved
to crochet, working all year
long on new items for her
family for Christmas. Edna
loved the simple things in
life and was a devoted wife,
sister and aunt.
Mrs. Cauley is preceded'
in death by her father and
mother; her husband, H.O.
(Hilliard) Cauley; three
brothers, Lowell Ralph
Hughes, Alcus Donell
Hughes and Cecil Clyde
Hughes, and one sister, Syl-
via Clarice Hughes Durden.
Mrs. Cauley is survived
by one sister, Lorine Hughes
Manning of Paxton, Fla.;
one brother, Bobby William


Koch
Mrs. Carolyn Marie Koch
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.,
beloved wife and mother,
passed away Jan. 13, 2012.
She was the sixth of nine
children, born on May 30,
1938 in Canton, Miss. to
Frank and Flora Renfro
Lawrence.
Carolyn is preceded in
death by her father and
mother; three brothers,
Jessie, Therrel, and David
Lawrence, and sister, Nellie
Evans.
She is survived by her
loving husband of 55 years,
Chris H. Koch of DeFuniak


Heuton


Robert "Mike" Heuton
passed away Sunday, Jan.
15, 2012 at the Chautau-
qua Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center in De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. Mike
was 58 and was employed
most recently with CSI
Tree Service in DeFuniak
Springs. He was known


Hughes and wife, Marilyn,
of Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces,
Sandra Mathews and her
husband, Roy, of DeFuniak
Springs, Mary Ann Labit
and her husband, Vince, of
Paxton, Shirley Materna of
DeFuniak Springs; Sylvia
Moore of Ponce de Leon, Fla.;
Terell Hagan of Lake In the
Hills, Ill.; one nephew, John
David Durden. She was also
survived by great-nieces and
nephews, Heather, Amanda,
Dusti, Page, Casey, Holley,
Stephanie, Wendy, Jennifer,
Ryan, Zackery, Samuel, Ar-
ron and several other great-
great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were
held Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
at Magnolia Cemetery with
Rev. Joel Glenn officiating.
Donations may be made
in Edna's memory to the
Chautauqua Rehabilita-
tion & Nursing Center, 785
South 2nd Street, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.
A special thank you to Dr.
Garcia and the entire staff
at Chautauqua Rehabilita-
tion and Nursing Center for
their love and care provided
to Mrs. Cauley during her
time of illness.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn' Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


Springs; one son, Robert
Christian Koch of DeFuniak
Springs; one daughter, Mi-
chelle Elizabeth Glenn and
her. husband, Dr. Michael
Glenn of Niceville, Fla.;
four sisters, Peggy Woods
of Jackson, Miss.; Elizabeth
Stevens and husband, John-
ny of Florence, Miss.; Mary
Nell Lawrence of Jackson,
Miss. and Bonnie Carmi-
chael and husband, Tommy,
of Pensacola, Fla.
Memorial services will
be held Sunday, Jan. 22
at 11 a.m. at the Seventh
Day Adventist Church; 532
Lakeview Drive, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433.
Family and friends may
go online to view a more
detailed tribute to Carolyn,
offer condolences, and sign
our guest book at www.
clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with the
arrangements.


for having a compassionate
heart, always ready to help
anyone he recognized as a
person in need. In his spare
time, he not only made pic-
tures, but took the time to
frame the special family
photos to hang on his wall.
Also, Mike enjoyed spending
time with his Border Collie,
Chance'.
He is preceded in death by
his brother, Danny L. Heu-
ton; survived by his parents,
Robert and Florence Heu-
ton; one sister, Katherine
Bergevin all of California;
and finance' Dawn Stuart of
DeFuniak.
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 and Crematory.


Mr. Dale Delois Jenkins,
83, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., passed away Jan. 16,
2012. He was born March 3,
1928 in Tecumseh, Mich. to
William and Amanda Bump
Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins was a resi-
dent of Walton County for
60 years moving from Mich-
igan. He was Assembly of
God by faith and a member
of Paxton Assembly of God
Church. He was a veteran of
the U. S. Armed Forces serv-
ing his country in the U.S.
Air Force. He also worked
as a machinist in the refrig-
eration industry for many
years. He also worked as a
security guard with Civil
Service at Eglin Air Force
Base. He enjoyed gardening,
wood working, and most of
all he enjoyed reading his
Bible.
Mr. Jenkins is preceded
in death by his parents; four
brothers; two sisters, and
late wife, Alma Paul Jen-
kins.
Mr. Jenkins is survived
by his wife, Bobbie Marie


Jenkins of Gaskin, Fla.;
one step-son, Buddy Paul;
two step-daughters, Keri
Collinsworth of DeFuniak
Springs and Nevoda Savino
and husband, Victor of Cali-
fornia, two grandchildren
Brittanee Collinsworth and
Alisha Evans, and a dear
friend, James Brown of De-
Funiak Springs.
Memorial service with
military honors will be held
at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb.3,
2012 at Paxton Assembly of
God Church with Rev. Ron-
nie Sexton officiating.
Flowers are being ac-
cepted, or donations may be
made to the Gideons Inter-
national at P.O. Box 140800,
Nashville, TN 37214.
Memorializaton will be
by direct cremation.
Family and friends may
go on line to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with the
arrangements.


Mr. Eugene Hedger, long-
time resident of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. passed away
last week at the age of 93.
He moved to this area in
1944 and for years was
known as the "Bible Man"
as he traveled to many of the
area schools and used flan-
nelgraph to teach the Bible
stories to students. He was
part of the full time staff
at Camp Victory (Samson,
Ala.) until 1993 when he re-
tired from active service and
moved to Greenville, S.C.
He is survived by his four
daughters; Priscilla (Gene)
Cox, Martha ( Pat) Habeck,
Cathy ( Tyler) Ryberg, and


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Cassiday and second wife,
Addie Redmon Cassiday;
three brothers, Dan
Cassiday, Dale Cassiday
and Dudley Cassiday and
two sisters, Laren Mullis
and Jean Floyd.
Mr. Cassiday is survived
by one daughter, Ramona
Montgomery and husband,
Ronald of Darlington, Fla.
He is also survived by two
grandchildren. Lesa Inn-
man, Kimberly Mitchem;
four great-grandchildren,
Brieanna, Corey, Alyssa,
Dashia and Jeanna and
numerous nieces and neph-
ews.
Funeral services were
held Monday, Jan. 16, 2012,
*at Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev.
Kenny Montgomery officiat-
ing.
Burial followed in the
New Ponce de Leon Cem-
etery with military honors.
family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


up pine cones and growing
some of the most delicious
tomatoes to share with all of
his friends. He was a 32nd
degree mason and very ac-
tive in DeFuniak Springs
Lodge # 170 F&AM. He was
a member of First United
Methodist Church. Robert
was preceded in death by
his father, three sisters, An-
hie Bell Davis, Lizzie Wilk-
erson and Gertrude Tra-
num. Three brothers, Andy,
Luther and Will Godwin.
He is survived by his wife
of 58 years, Marian; his son,
Marty and wife Kim of Lake-
wood, Colo;. his mother,
Odell Godwin; his brother,
Harry; his sister, Marjorie
Rohrabough; two grand-
children, Britnye and hus-
band Dave and Kyle; three
great- grandchildren, C.J.,
Xahder and Shaylee and
several very special nieces
and nephews.
The family has request-
ed that no flowers be sent.
Memorials may be made in
Robert Godwin's memory to
DeFuniak Lodge # 170 F&
AM, Post Office Box 585, De-
Funiak Springs, FL 32435.
A celebration of Bob's
life will be Saturday, Jan.
21, 2012 in First United
Methodist Church, 88 Circle
Drive, DeFuniak Springs,
FL. The family will receive
friends at 10 a.m. with the
service beginning at 11 a.m.
Abiding by Robert's wishes
he will be buried at sea.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
the guest register at jerrye-
vansfuneralhome.com


Judy (Mark) Kliewer.
A memorial service was
held, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012,
at Trinity Bible Church,
Greer, SC.

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Cassiday
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91, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
passed away Jan. 14, 2012.
He was born April 7, 1920 in
Freeport, Fla. to John and
Cora Garrett Cassiday.
Mr. Cassiday was a resi-
dent of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. He was a veteran of
World War II serving his
country in the U.S. Army in
heavy artillery. He worked
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Walton wins by 10 against county rival Freeport


By REID TUCKER
Walton outpaced visit-
ing Freeport after a close
halftime lead to claim a
74-64 win against the Bull-
dogs.
Beyond the usual county
rivalry between the two
squads, the matchup was in-
teresting for other reasons,
as the Braves (6-9) started
off the season slowly, los-
ing several games by seven
points or less, before regain-
ing some steam in recent
weeks. Freeport (11-7), on
the other hand, started off
strong but recently ran into
stiffer opposition, includ-
ing losing to the towering
Holmes County squad. The
loss to Walton caps off a
four-game losing streak for
the Bulldogs, despite solid
play all around.
The Braves can thank Ken
Randolfs sterling 26-point
performance for carrying
most of the load in the Jan.
10 contest, though DeShun
Tucker and Amos Williams
made big contributions of
their own with 15 points
and 11 points, respectively,
to their credits. Randolph
was all but unstoppable
from the lane, scoring most-
ly on offensive rebounds and
layups earned by breaking
through Freeport's press.
The top three Walton play-
ers were opposed by a trio of
players from Freeport (11-7)
who rose to the occasion of
facing their county rival at
their court. Caleb Piasecki,
who lead the Bulldogs with
20 points, Collin Myrick,
who scored 9 of his 18 points
in the third quarter (all
via 3-pointers), and Austin
Woodard, who went 4-for-6
from the stripe to score 14
points.
The never-say-die atti-
tude of the Freeport squad
paid off, as the Bulldogs cut


a 16-7 deficit to a more man-
ageable one of 16-11 with
less than a minute to go in
the first quarter thanks to a
one-two combination of field
goals from Piasecki and Ca-
leb King, who went on to
score six points total on the
night. However, Walton's
Tray Williams tipped in an
errant shot by Randolph at
the buzzer to give the Braves
the 18-11 edge at the end of
the period.
The second quarter was
a challenging one for Free-
port, though neither side
shot exceptionally well from
the floor, with Freeport out-
scoring Walton 12-11 for 29-
23 Braves lead at the half.
Walton's shooters were just
under .500 from the floor,
plus a free throw from Ran-


dolf to give them the edge.
Freeport, on the other hand
went 5-for-18 with the first
of those baskets not com-
ing until halfway through
the period, though two swift
shots, near the perimeter
and back of it, from Myrick
kept the Bulldogs in the
fight.

The third quarter could
not have played out differ-
ently, as both teams went on
scoring sprees, though Wal-
ton came out slightly ahead
at 26-23 in the period for a
not-insubstantial 55-47 lead
going into the fourth quar-
ter. Nearly every man on the
Braves' roster got in on the
act too, though it was Tray
Williams who led with five
points after some grapples


for the ball with Freeport's
Myrick. As for Myrick, he
posted three back-to-back
shots from the arc, though
by this time the momentum
had begun to swing in the
home team's favor.
The Braves turned up the
wick and quickly went up by
10 over Freeport near the
start of the final quarter and
it never got any closer. Woo-
dard and Piasecki scored
twice each from the inside
but had some trouble mak-
ing their free-throws as the
game became more physical.
Myrick also missed on two
shots from the stripe about
halfway in after he and
Tray Williams scrapped for
the ball once again. Walton,
however, seemed to cruise
through the last quarter, as


WALTON'S KEN RANDOLPH dominated in the paint against the Buldogs. He led the
Braves with 26points, including some late-game breakaway layups that kept Walton ahead
by 10 throughout the fourth quarter. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


Randolph scored on three
breakaway layups and Tuck-
er scored from both the top
of the key and on the inside,
while Amos Williams scored
on his own set of layups, the
latter an and-1.


With 2:00 showing, the
Braves were up 67-57. Both
teams scored exactly seven
points apiece in the remain-
ing time, so it was Walton
that took the 10-point non-
district win.


FREEPORT'S COLLIN' MYRICK scored 18 points
against Walton, with nine of those points coming by way of
three back-to-back 3-pointers in the high-scoring third quar-
ter, which saw both teams combine for 49 points. (Photo by
Reid Tucker)


Paxton Earns Split With Malone


By PATRICK CASEY
The Paxton Bobcats faced
their signature district
games of the regular season
on Jan. 10 as the Malone
Tigers rolled into town for
a showdown for the top spot
in District 1 of Rural Class
A.
The Lady Bobcats were
up to the task as the host
squad jumped on the Tigers
early and never let up, tak-
ing away a 63-31 drubbing
of the Jackson County squad


to sweep the regular season
series.
Paxton lit up Malone from
behind the three-point line
as the squad combined to
sink eight shots from behind
the arc with Emily Murray
leading the way with 20
points. Senior Alyssa Du-
pree provided an array of
points as she totaled 19 on
the night, hitting shots from
the paint and out on the
wing to add to Murray's bar-
rage.


PAXTON'S DEFENSE FORCED 34 turnovers from Ma-
lone as the Bobcats picked up a key district victory to im-
prove to 14-4 overall on the year. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


THE PAXTON BOBCATS DEFEATED the Malone Ti-
gers for the second time this season with a 63-31 victory at
home on January 10. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


The Bobcats forced 34
points from a ragged group
of Tigers that lost by only
two points to Paxton on
their home floor on Dec. 6.
Malone did get 18 points
from center Curteeona Bre-
love but the visiting squad
made only one shot from
behind the three-point line
and shot a woeful 14-of-34
from the field compared to
the Bobcats' 24-of-56.
The win was the fourth in
a row for the Bobcats in the
series though the two teams
have split the last 14 meet-
ings and the squads will
likely square off again in the
district tournament in early
February in Paxton.
Jeff Bradley's boys squad
once again struggled with a
Malone team that is likely
one of the best teams in the
Florida Panhandle. Paxton
fell 64-28.
The Tigers feature nine
very athletic players led
by the smooth shooting of
forward Ty Baker. Baker
scored 15 points and put on
a display of touch shooting
with solid shots from the
baseline while adding power
and' leaping ability around
the post to help the visiting
squad to a 30-12 halftime
lead.
The Tigers drained eight
shots from behind the arc
as seven different players
drained attempts from long
range in the contest. Chai
Baker added 12 points with
guard Shakille McDole put-
ting up 11 points.
The Bobcats, who were
done in by poor shooting,
could manage to hit only
12-of-44 shots from the field
as senior Chad Zessin led
the squad with 15 points.
Paxton struggled to shoot
over the Malone defense as
Dustin Geoghagan managed
the only two shots from be-
hind the arc to finish with
eight points in the contest.


The Tigers, who have
wrapped up the top seed for
the district tournament in
Poplar Springs in February,
added wins over Bethlehem
and Central on the road to
reach the holiday weekend
with a 19-3 mark, with all
losses coming to teams in
the state of Georgia.
Paxton rebounded to post
a 63-43 win over Laurel Hill
on Friday night to improve
to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in
district play. The Bobcats
should be able to wrap up
the #2-seed with a win over
Bethlehem or at Poplar
Springs by January 20.
The girls squad also
dropped Laurel Hill on the
road on Friday night by an
81-47 score that saw the
team improve to 15-4 over-
all and 7-1 in district play.


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attempt to block it as the Bobcats struggled to keep up with
the Tigers in a 64-28 loss at home on January 10. (Photo by
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Sports News and Notes: Moore Passes 1,000 Career Points


By PATRICK CASEY
Walton junior Taliah
Moore scored 19 points but
the Lady Braves could not
overcome a sluggish perfor-
mance on the road as the
Holmes County Bluedev-
ils defeated the DeFuniak
Springs squad 64-56 on
Thursday night. Moore, who
has scored 1,015 points for
the Lady Braves in just her
third varsity season, put up
15 of her 19 points in the
second half after the Braves
fell behind 25-3 after the
first eight minutes of play.
Walton, which committed 33
turnovers in the contest, hit
only 7-of-28 shots from the
field in the first half as Hol-
mes County used a physical
style of play to hold a 36-20
halftime lead. Braves senior
Gillian Infinger had a strong
second half to finish with 17
points but Holmes County
avenged a loss to Walton in
December to split the season
series and drop the Braves
to 13-6 on the year.
The 23rd-ranked Ala-
bama women's tennis team
had an impressive finish
at the UVA Invitational on
Monday, sweeping all sev-
en singles matches against
Utah while not dropping a
set. Junior Alexa Guarachi
(South Walton High School)
won all three of her singles
matches throughout the


course of the tournament en
route to being named sin-
gles champion. In addition,
Guarachi and senior Court-
ney McLane were awarded
the doubles crown with their
pair of victories.
Former Hernando High
School assistant coach
Mark Beach was chosen as
the next Graceville head
football coach last week.
Graceville High School prin-
cipal Chris Franklin select-
ed him from an initial pool
or 45 applicants. Beach, who
graduated from Springstead
High School in Spring Hill
in 1990, spent the last two
years as an assistant under
Hernando coach John Palm-
er, and previously spent five
seasons as an assistant at
Lafayette High School in
Mayo. The new Tigers coach
replaces former coach Todd
Wertenberger, who went 29-
34 in his six seasons at the
school. Graceville has gone
just 8-22 over the last three
seasons with two three-win
seasons and a 2-8 campaign
in 2011.
Enrique Davis, who
played football at Panama
City Mosley, is one of four
Ole Miss Rebels compet-
ing in postseason all-star
games, as the running back
will compete in The Battle of
Florida, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in
Boca Raton. The inaugural


2011-12 High SchoolBoys Basketball Standings
Through Jan 15 ...... .........\
Through Jan 15
District 1, Class A District Overall
D : im ... ........... t ........ . ...... ..... ............. ..............................
Malone 9 0 19 3
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|Paxton___ ___62 _13
FPoplar Springs 3 41 .6 7
Bethlehem J 2 5 I 8 11
Laurel Hill 3 6 6 9
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District 2, Class A District Overa
W L W L
HolmesCo 61125

Freepot 2 1 127
J3ay ......................3... 4 8 6
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Baker 2 6 7 8 J 9 -
Northview 0 7 ...j 0 13


game, which is being tele-
vised by Fox College Sports,
features NFL draft-eligible
collegiate players with ties
to the state of Florida. It
pits coaches Bobby Bowden
against Howard Schnellen-
berger. A native of Lynn
Haven, Davis rushed for 864
yards and eight touchdowns
over his four seasons in the
Red and Blue. In 2010, he
turned in a 116-yard rush-
ing performance against
Louisiana-Lafayette and a
61-yard, two-touchdown out-
ing vs. Jacksonville State.
Stanford remains in first
place in the final fall Lear-
field Sports Directors' Cup
Standings with 382 total
points. The Cardinal won
the national championship
in women's soccer, placed
fifth in men's cross coun-
try, seventh in FBS football,
ninth in field hockey, 10th
in women's cross country
and 17th in volleyball. Flor-
ida State is in second place
with 351 total points. The
Seminoles finished third in
women's soccer and volley-
ball, fourth in women's cross
country, 12th in men's cross
country and 23rd in FBS
football. In third place, with
329 total points, is North
Carolina. The Tar .Heels
captured the men's soccer
national championship, fin-
ished second in field hockey,
ninth in women's soccer,
17th in volleyball and 44th
in FBS football. All fall
NCAA championships have
been completed with the fol-
lowing institutions captur-
ing titles: men's cross coun-
try Wisconsin; women's
cross country Georgetown;
women's soccer Stanford;
men's soccer North Caro-
lina; field hockey Mary-
land; and men's water polo
- Southern California; vol-
leyball UCLA; FBS football
- Alabama; and FCS football
- North Dakota State.
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


WALTON'S TALIAH MOORE(23) provided defensive pressure as the Braves tried to
rally from a slow start before falling to Holmes County 64-56 on Thursday night. Moore led
Walton with 19 points and passed the 1,000 points scored mark on her second bucket of the
night. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


WALTONAND HOLMES COUNTY both struggled to control the basketball during last
week's game in Bonifay as the Bluedevils and Braves combined for 60 turnovers in the 32
minute contest. Walton fell behind 25-3 after the first quarter and could not recover as Wal-
ton lost the non-district contest to fall to 13-6 on the year. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


District 3, Class A Dstrict


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Cottondale 9 0I _
SGrace6lle6 3
Sneads 5 3
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Wewahitchka 5 5
Altha -4 5
Vemon 3_ 6
Ponce de.Leon ... 0 _10

District 4, Class A District C
......... ... ....... ... ...... ... ... ....... ... .. ........ ..... .... . .....
West Gadsden 10 0
South Walton 7 2
PC Bozeman 6 4


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Port St. Joe 3 5
Franklin Co. '1 8
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District 1, Class 4A District
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W I L

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Pensacola Catholic 1 1
Marianna i 1 i 2


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7 7
7 11
8 8
5 10
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10 9
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2011-12 High School Girls Basketball Standings

District 1, Class A District Overall
W L W L
Paxton 7 1 15 4
Malone 6 2 16 3


Central 3 4 9 8
Bethlehem 0 7 1 12


District 2, Class A

Baker
Holmes Co.
Chipley
Jay
Northview
Freeport

District 3, Class A

Ponce de Leon
Graceville
Cottondale
Sneads
Wewahitchka
Vernon

District 4, Class A

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

District 1, Class 4A

Walton
Marianna
Pensacola Catholic


District
W
7
6

3
2
0

District

10
6
4
4
2
0

District
W
9
5
5
5
2
2
0

District
W
3
2
0


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L
0
3
3
5
6
9


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3
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Overall
W
16
11

9
2
4

Overall
W
17
10
7
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9
3
2

Overall
W
13
10
5
7
3
4
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Overall
W
13
4
2


Paxton Dixie Youth registration for summer starts Jan. 21


The Paxton Dixie Youth baseball and softball leagues
will open registration for the upcoming summer season
from Jan. 21 28. Registration will be held at the Paxton
Agriculture Building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and on Sat-
urdays at the Paxton School gymnasium during recreation
basketball hours. Tryouts will be held Friday, Jan. 27 and
Saturday, Jan. 28 with times to be announced at registra-
tion.
The cost to participate is $45 per player for all divisions.
Payment plans are accepted.
Available divisions are:
Tee Ball ages 4-6 (boys and girls)
Pitching Machine boys ages 7-8 (ages 6 and up may par-


On this date in local

sports.....January 20, 1995

By PATRICK CASEY
The Ponce de Leon boys basketball team went on a 20-
13 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 75-67 vic-
tory over the Freeport Bulldogs behind 30 points from Juan
O'Campo. The Pirates, who were ranked #4 in the state for
most of the month of January, played their first home game
of 1995 with heavy hearts as teammates Jason Blane and
Brandon Taylor had been killed in a car accident the previ-
ous Saturday after helping the Pirates to a 102-100 victory
in Bonifay over the Bluedevils on Friday, Jan. 13.
Freeport got 20 points each from Troy McIntosh and
Tommy O'Drain but could not overcome an emotional rally
by the Pirates, who trailed early in the contest. The Pirates
would go on to lose to Grand Ridge in the first round of the
state playoffs by a 62-45 score under coach Craig English.








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With Jay


By PATRICK CASEY
The Freeport Bulldogs
faced off against the Jay
Royals in a pair of varsity
contests on Friday night
with the boys basketball
team taking an 81-37 victo-
ry while the Lady Bulldogs
struggled and fell to the
visiting squad by a 47-30
count.
David Burke's boys squad
got into some early foul
trouble but it did not slow
down their offensive perfor-
mance as they raced out to a
26-11 lead after one quarter
of play as Austin Woodard
lit up the net for 14 of his
20 points on the night in the
opening quarter.


Senior Collin Myrick got
hot in the second stanza as
he poured in 10 points while
helping the host squad to a
44-24 halftime lead. Myrick
kept the hot hand in the
third period as he added 13
more pointS, on the way to
33 for the night, as Freeport
pulled out to a 63-33 lead af-
ter three quarter of play.
The Bulldogs pushed the
lead past the 35-point mark
early in the fourth quarter
to trigger a running clock
for the rest of the game as
they earned a regular sea-
son sweep of the series with
an 81-37 thumping of the
Santa Rosa County squad.
Sophomore Gabe Moore


added 13 points as the
Bulldogs improved to 12-7
overall and 4-2 in District
2, Class A play. The Bull-
dogs were aided by strong
shooting as they nailed 30-
of-57 shots from the floor
against an undersized R:,y
als squad.
The Lady Bulldogs did
not have the same fortune
where it came to shooting
the basketball as the- start-
ed the game ice-cold as they


made only 4 *...( '27 shots frm:m
the field in the firt half to
trail 22-12 at intermission.
The Lady Royals got 16
points from Hillary Hen-
dricks and 13 points from
senior Tessa Hendricks to
feind off a Bulldogs rally in
the third quarter as they
held a 34.28 advantage en-
-ering the final quarter of
play.
The Bulldog- shooting
nose-dived again in the


fourth quarter as the squad
made only 2-of-16 attempts
from the field as the Roy-
als pushed the lead back to
double-digits in sweeping
the regular season series.
Freepnrt also struggled at
the free throw line as they
connected on only 7-of-2.i at-


tempts at the charity stripe.
Shadia Mitry led the
Walton County team with
12 points while freshman
Mary Kate Myrick added
nine points of her own.
The loss dropped Free-
port to 4-16 overall and 0-7
in district play.


FREEPORT'S SHADIA MITRY(24) kept a close eye on
Jay's Becca Calloway(33) during the first half of the Bull-
dogs game with the Royals on Friday night. Freeport suf-
fered a cold night of shooting as Jay earned a 47-30 victory
to sweep the regular season series.(Photo by Patrick Casey)


FREEPORT'S COLLINMYRICK(20)and Gabe Moore(22)
were able to trap guard Todd Laney(3)just across half-court
during the first half of the Bulldogs game with the Royals on
Friday night. Myrick scored 33 points and Moore added 13
as the Bulldogs captured an 81-37 victory over Jay. (Photo
by Patrick Casey)


FREEPORT'S LAURA HAM(41) and Mary Kate
Myrick(5) teamed up to force one of Jay's 19 turnovers in
Friday night's game with the Royals. The Bulldogs got 12
points from Shadia Mitry but could connect on only 10-of-
53 shots from the floor and 7-of-23 shots from the free throw
line to fall to 4-16 on the year. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


Cancer Freeze 2012 coming Feb. 4 in Florala


Cancer Freeze 2012 will
be held on Saturday, Feb.
4, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Lake
Jackson in Florala, Ala.
They will be adding a 5K
run/walk around Lake Jack-
son this year. The first 100
participants will receive a
t-shirt and wristband with
their $20 entry fee. Can-
cer Freeze is excited to an-
nounce that they will be
able to benefit three people
this year.
Cooper Sasser is the
amazing 2-year-old son of
Justin and Christy Sasser.
Cooper is battling leukemia
and he and his family are
from Andalusia, Ala.


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colon cancer for several
years and, as with the other
recipients, he is currently in
treatment.
Join Caleb A. Davidson
and the other participants
in Cancer Freeze on Feb. 4
to raise money and aware-


Walton High School's
Braves Bistro Culinary Art
Classes will receive a per-
sonal letter from former
First Lady Rosalynn Carter
on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at
11:30 a.m. Carter congratu-
lates the students on their
participation in the official
2012 Florida Chautauqua
Assembly and shares with
them one of her favorite
White House recipes to
prepare for the educational
four-day, conference style
program for families. The
2012 Assembly theme is "A
Journey into the American
Presidency," and all ses-
sions, tea performances,
evening dinner performanc-
es and exhibits relate to the
accomplishments of Ameri-
can presidents and first la-
dies.
The personally signed let-
ter from Carter will be pre-
sented to the class by Chris-
topher Mitchell, President
of the Florida Chautauqua
Center, along with Superin-
tendent of Schools, Carlene
Anderson and Principal Rus-
sell Hughes. The students
will be asked to include Mrs.
Carter's recipe to the menu
of the six performance teas
scheduled on Friday, Jan.
27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 at
the Community Center in
DeFuniak Springs.
"There's really two head-
lines to this story," says
Mitchell, who is the program
chair of the Assembly. "The
first is that a former first
lady cared enough to en-
gage with students in such
a special way. The second
is that students are partici-
pating in a significant edu-
cational challenge involving
such a historical figure in a


ness to assist these wonder-
ful families as they continue
their fight against this hor-
rible disease. The run/walk
will begin at 10 a.m. and the
water activities will start at
12 p.m.

Cancer Freeze is an an-
nual event held in Florala
where participants donate
a minimum of $20 to water-
ski, wakeboard, kneeboard,
or tube in the frigid waters
of Lake Jackson. Skifetch
will be returning this year!
This is a new sport that has
basically been described as


classroom environment for
the benefit of an enormous,
nationally-acclaimed event.
We can't thank teacher
Cheryl Sallee and the stu-
dents enough for accepting
this major challenge."
Each tea will feature a
presentation by individuals
portraying a president, first
lady or local historical fig-
ures who had ties to Ameri-
can presidents. Guests will
enjoy the presentations
with delicacies prepared by
the Walton High School's
Braves Bistro Culinary
Art Classes. The Florida
Chautauqua Center, Inc.,
the non-profit organization
which orchestrates the offi-
cial Assembly, is purchasing
all of the food ingredients
and supplies for the teas, as
well as supplies for two per-
formance dinners, thanks to
the generous contributions
by Hilton Sandestin Beach
Golf Resort & Spa in Destin,


"relay frisbee on jetskis!" It
definitely has to be seen to
be appreciated. Check out
some videos at
www.skifetch.com
They will also have a chili
contest this year, so come
prepared to eat and judge.
Throughout the day they
will have''a silent auction
and raffle giveaways!
Contact Caleb A. David-
son by e-mail, phone, or on
Facebook either on the Can-
cer Freeze page or his per-
sonal page. Thanks and God
Bless,
Caleb A. Davidson


The Little Big Store in De-
Funiak Springs, and private
donations by Mr. and Mrs.
David Bludworth.
Presenters will include
Bill Barker of Colonial Wil-
liamsburg, Va. who will
portray President Thomas
Jefferson, Karen McGee of
Santa Rosa Beach who will
portray Lady Bird Johnson,
Jim Moore of Crestview who
will portray President An-
drew Jackson and Brenda
Rees of Santa Rosa Beach
who will portray local leg-
end Octavia Walton Le
Vert. Moni Boling of Pace
will perform as Chief Wil-
liam Weatherford with Jim
Moore as President Jack-
son.
Tickets to each tea are
$18 each and can be pur-
chased by calling the Florida
Chautauqua Center, Inc. at
(850) 892-7613 or by logging
on to www.FloridaChautau-
quaAssembly.org.


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. Jeff Wilkins is the St. Louis Rams all-time leading
scorer with 1,223 points in 11 seasons with the club, begin-
ning in 1997.

2. Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler had 1,116 points
for the team from 1985 until 1995.

3. Larry Csonka is the Miami Dolphins all-time leading
rusher with 6,737 yards gained on the ground in eight sea-
sons with the club.

4. Morten Andersen is the New Orleans Saints all-time
leading scorer with 1,318 points from 1982 to 1994.

5. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted a playoff game for
the first time in franchise history on Jan. 3, 1999, defeating
the New England Patriots 25-10.


FREEPORT'S AUSTIN WOODARD(1 O) scored 18 of his
20 points in the first half as the Bulldogs raced to a 44-24
lead at intermission. The Bulldogs picked up a victory over
Jay to sweep the regular season series and improve to 12-7
overall and 4-2 in district play.



School Sports

Calendar

Wednesday- Jan. 18
Freeport, South Walton and Walton Girls Weightlifting at
Crestview 3:30 p.m.
South Walton and Walton Girls Soccer District at P.C. Bay
5/7 p.m.
Tallahassee at NW FL State College Women's Basketball
5:30 p.m.
Freeport JV Girls Basketball at South Walton 6 p.m.
Tallahassee at NW FL State College Men's Basketball
7:30 p.m.

Thursday- Jan. 19
Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball at Rocky Bayou (3
games) 4:30 p.m.
Samson, Ala. at Walton Girls and Boys Basketball (3
games) 4:30 p.m.
Freeport Girls Basketball at Chipley 5:30/6:45 p.m.
South Walton Wrestling at Niceville 6 p.m.
PDL Girls Basketball at Holmes Co. 6/7:15 p.m.
Wewahitchka at Freeport Boys Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.

Friday- Jan. 20
South Walton Wrestling at P.C. Mosley
Blountstown at South Walton Girls and Boys Basketball
(3 games) 4 p.m.
Northview at Freeport Girls and Boys Basketball (3
games) 4 p.m.
Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball at Poplar Sprirrgs (4
games) 4 p.m.
Marianna at Walton Girls Basketball 5:30/7 p.m.
PDL Boys Basketball at Graceville 6/7:30 p.m.
Walton Boys Basketball at Pensacola Catholic 6/7:30 p.m.

Saturday- Jan. 21
South Walton Wrestling at P.C. Mosley

Monday- Jan. 23
Freeport Girls Basketball at South Walton 5/6:15 p.m.
South Walton at Walton for Boys Soccer District 5/7 p.m.
Crestview at Walton Boys Basketball 5:30/7 p.m.
PDL Boys Basketball at Laurel Hill 6/7:30 p.m.

Tuesday- Jan. 24
Fort Walton Beach at South Walton Girls and Boys Bas-
ketball(4 games) 3 p.m.
Baker at Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball (4 games) 4
p.m.
Freeport Soccer District at Twin Oaks 5/7 p.m.
Freeport Girls Basketball at Pensacola Christian
5:30/6:45 p.m.
Chipley at Freeport Boys Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.
PDL at Walton Girls Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.


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BCC SUSPENDS
INTERIOR
PERMITS FOR
DRIFTWOOD
ESTATES


Commissioners say no to


bimonthly


By DOTTYNIST
Walton County com-
missioners turned down a
request from the county's
tourism council to increase
the frequency of their meet-
ings.
The decision took place at
the Jan. 10 Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) regular meet-
ing at the county court-
house.
Until November 2010,


the South Walton Tour-
ist Development Council
(TDC), established in 1986,
had held monthly meetings.
The meetings were changed
to a quarterly schedule soon
after the BCC initiated a
reorganization of the coun-
cil under the tenure of TDC
Executive Director Dawn
Moliterno. Moliterno was
appointed to fill the vacant
executive director's position
in the spring of 2010.


TDC meetings


While the tourism council
executive director and staff
often come to mind when
the TDC is mentioned, it is
the actual tourist develop-
ment council that must be
in place according to state
law in order for any Florida
county to collect the tour-
ist development tax or "bed
tax" which funds promotion
of the area, beach cleaning,
construction of public dune
walkovers, and other tour-


ism-related activities.
Florida Statute 125.0104
details, "The governing
board of each county which
levies and imposes a tourist
development tax under this
section shall appoint an ad-
visory council to be known
as the (name of county)
Tourist Development Coun-
cil."'
The ordinance dictates
that the council's nine mem-
bers be appointed by the


governing board, in the case
of Walton County the county
commission. At least six of
those members are required
to be involved in the tourism
industry, and at least two
must be elected ]mniciplI
officials.
The statute provides for
members of the tourism
council to make recommen-
dations to the county's gov-
See MEETINGS 4-C


Inquiry into
pliance issues.


com-
3-C


BCC JAN. 10
ROLL CALL
Main agenda
items and measures
taken. 3-C




GRIT & GRACE
PRE-AUDITIONS
JAN. 21
Meet the director/
playwright. 3-B




WATCHING
LIKE A HAWK
Lisa Miller, the
Bird Lady, presents
birds of prey. 1-B


ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
5-C

CLASSIFIED 6-C

OUTDOORS 2-C

ARRESTS 11-A

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THE ALL-FEMALE GROUP ANTIGONE RISING has toured with Aerosmith and now
rocked 30A.



Who stole the show at


30A Songwriters Festival?


Story and photos by
ASHLEYAMASON

Having attended the 30A
Songwriters Festival spon-
sored by the Cultural Arts
Alliance since its inception,
I am officially hooked on
this hooks, lines, and sing-
ers showcase of the nation's
rawest talent, both estab-
lished and up-and-coming.
In its first two years, the
festival was a breakout suc-
cess for artists and Walton
County and is now drawing
well-known musicians such


as Matt Kearney, featured
on Grey's Anatomy, The
Indigo Girls, The Bangles,
and John Oates of Hall
'and Oates, known for 80s
smash-hits "Rich Girl,"
"Maneater," and "Do it for
Love." This, its third year,
may have been the most
successful of all, with out-
of-state tags engulfing 30A
and lines wrapped around
local shoppers.
The venues of 30A-
coffee houses, courtyards,
restaurants, town halls-
provide an intimate, often


standing room only, space
for artists to connect with
audience members. Musi-
cians featured on VH1 and
CMT go unplugged, chat for
hours at their merchandise
tables, and feel like an old
friend after their sets. Like-
ly, they'll be in the audience
at the next show at Pando-
ra's or Vue or Fire.
Such was the case, as
I had the good fortune to
to unwittingly grab a seat
next to Daphne Willis at

See FESTIVAL 10-C


FANS WERE DANCING on the tabletops to Antigone Rising, whose upcoming album will
be released by Joan Jett's record label.


Bridge toll a no-go


at south Walton


public workshop


By DOTTY NIST
"I don't really want a toll
and I don't want to be taxed,
either," one local resident
told the Highway 331 Task
Force at its Jan. 11 pub-
lic workshop at the South
Walton Courthouse Annex,
which was attended by over
50 people.
This was a sentiment
to which almost everyone
could relate, including the
members of this task force
appointed to evaluate op-
tions for the $75 million lo-
cal match that is being re-
quired from Walton County
in order for the four-laning
of the U.S. 331 bay bridge
to become a reality. Those
options include a 1-percent
sales tax increase and the
placement of a 30-year toll
on the new bridge span to be
constructed.
Like the majority of those
in attendance, the resident,
who crosses the bridge to
work on the beach, was con-
vinced of the need for ex-
panding the bridge and was
opposed to a toll.
"I am totally against
tolls," he said, adding that
he did not favor any fee that
would carry forward to his
children. "I will pay the tax
if I have to," he concluded.
He was one of two dozen
citizens to address the mem-
bers of the county-commis-
sion-appointed task force at
the two-hour public work-
shop in Santa Rosa Beach.
The majority of the speak-
ers stated either that they
strongly supported or would
favor the 1-percent sales tax
option.
Just one speaker spoke
favorably about the toll op-
tion, giving the reason that
it would be unlikely for the
sales tax increase to ever be
discontinued once approved.
He reasoned that the county
could impose the toll and
stop it when the $75 million
in matching funds had been
collected. A business owner,
he further suggested that
businesses could reimburse
their employees for the tolls
they had paid getting to
work.
However, when advised
that it would be the state
and not the county imposing
the toll, as the county has no


tolling authority, the speak-
er changed his mind, saying,
"Well, I guess we need a tax,
then,"
Regarding a toll, it was
also discussed that, with
this option, there would be
no toll booths and that all
tolling would be electronic,
with the use of a photo-
graphic technology. The
technology would provide for
people from out of the area
to receive bills in the mail
for their tolls as a result of
their license tags having be-
ing photographed as they
crossed the bridge. The toll
fee has been estimated at $2
to $3, to be collected on the
new southbound span only,
not on the existing bridge
section, which would remain
in place to carry northbound
traffic.
Of, those expressing sup-
port for a sales tax increase,
some said they would favor
a tax increase of less than
a whole percent. Walton
County, Finance Director
William Imfeld has estimat-
ed that it would be possible
to pay off the $75 million in
10 years or less with a one-
percent tax increase---and
in approximately twice that
time with a half-percent in-
crease.
Some attendees expressed
concern that a 1-percent
sales tax increase would put
Walton County's sales tax
at 8 percent, the highest in
the state. However, several
Florida counties currently
have a tax rate as high as
7.50 percent.
An analysis by the Haas
Center for Business Re-
search and Economic De-
velopment revealed that
approximately 43 percent
of the tax increase would be
paid by residents and ap-
proximately 57 percent by
tourists---and that growth
in the tourist industry would
result in tourists paying an
even greater percent of the
sales tax.
A citizen referendum
would be required to in-
crease the sales tax, and
a decision by the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC)
would be required in order

See WORKSHOP 3-C


I INSIDE


BCC REVIEWING
ATTORNEY
APPLICATIONS


Costs,
conflicts








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Living skills workshops


at Coastal Branch


THE DeFL NIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012

>sz .


Living skills' workshops
with Jeffery and Maggie
Bradseth are scheduled free
of charge in the community
room at the Coastal Branch
library, from 6 7:30
p.m.. Jeffery and Mag-
gie have lived and worked
in Walton County for more
than 10 years. Both became
unemployed unexpectedly
at the same time. They were
able to fall back on economi-
cal living skills they learned
while living in the northern
Minnesota woods. They used
their year of unemployment


wisely, starting Orchardsln-
ternational.com, becoming a
CERT member and co-au-
thoring a book.
Jeffery is a retired Navy
Seabee, and is thankful for
his "regular job" at Gulf
Place. Maggie was thank-
ful for nanny jobs during
the tourist season. She is an
AmeriCorps alumnus and
holds a FL Early Childhood
Director's license. The Brad-
seths want to help people
get through these uncertain
economic times. Call Coast-
al Library at (850) 267-2809


for more information or visit
the Walton County Library
calendar www.vouseemore.
com/walton.
Jan. 21 Gardening with
Heirloom Seeds and Small
Spaces: Benefits of Heir-
loom seeds, harvest/process
seeds for replanting, basics
of organic gardening with
limited space.
Jan. 28 Family Pre-
paredness as a Lifestyle:
Wrap up of previous pre-
sentations; striving towards
independent living to be an
asset to the community.


OUTDOOR EVENTS IN
WALTON COUNTY
AND THE SURROUNDING
AREA FOR
JANUARY 18-25

GREEN THUMB GARDEN CLUB MEETS JAN. 18
Time: 10a.m. 1p.m.

SContrived: adj. (kan-trivd) having an unnatural or false appearance
(Di or quality
This is the definition of contrived as listed in Webster's diction-
ary. Judy-Keliher is a life member of the Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs. She is also an accredited Flower Show judge. Her special tal-
ent 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. You don't want to miss this fun and interesting speaker.
Location: Bayview Room, Linkside at Sandestin Resort

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP CLINICS OFFERED AT ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE JAN. 19-22
Learn the holistic Parelli method of training
On Jan. 19 22, Alaqua Animal Refuge will be hosting natural horse training with Pete Rodda. Rodda
practices the Parelli method which is based on developing a natural relationship with a horse through
understanding his/her nature and understanding the world from the horse's point of view.
"We hope to accomplish two things at Alaqua Animal 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, fulfilling, and most of all, safe.
Second, we also plan to empower the staff and volunteers atAlaqua Animal Refuge with resources to help
them to rehabilitate and safely handle abused horses so they can get them ready to go to new homes."
Morning and afternoon sessions along with private lessons of all levels and audit seats will be avail-
able.
The private lessons are $75/hr. for single and $45/hr. for 2-3 students and will be held Jan. 19 and 20.
The clinic is $125 per session and offered on Jan. 21 and 22.
For more information about the clinic or about horses in need of adopting at Alaqua, contact Samantha
Graves at Alaqua Animal Refuge at (850) 880-6399 or info@aarflorida.com.

LEARN ABOUT ALLIGATORS AT TOPSAIL JAN. 20
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
El lagarato was the name coined by the Spanish explorers and early settlers of Florida who came upon
the American alligator. These giant "lizards" live in or near almost every water body in Florida and have
fascinated people for many years. Come out and join the park for a presentation and leam all about these
cold-blooded sunbathing creatures. Park at the Day-Use area and take a short hike to the clubhouse. A
$6 entry admission per vehicle into the park is required. For more information call (850) 267-8330.

BACKPACKING OVERNIGHT HIKE ON EGLIN JAN. 20 22
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Eglin near DeFuniak Springs
Join the Florida Trail Association for a three-day, two night, 14 mile backpacking trip on Eglin near
DeFuniak. Eglin recreation permit required. Details: (850) 826-3605 or http://choctaw.floridatrail.org

MASTER GARDENER TREE SALE JAN. 21
Time: 9 a.m. Noon
Location: Walton County Fairgrounds
The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting a tree sale at the Walton County Fairgrounds on
Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. noon.
The tree sale is held traditionally on the Saturday after Arbor Day in Florida, which is the third Friday
in January. This is the perfect time of the year to install new landscape plantings. Flowering, shade
and fruit trees will be available and are suitable for growing in our area. Azaleas, camellias, blueberries,
ornamental grasses and vines can be found as well. All plants will be offered at bargain prices. Come
early for the best selection. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with gardening questions and will
provide information on the plants. Proceeds will provide scholarship opportunities for local high school
and college students majoring in agriculture, horticulture and related studies.
The 4-H Dogs-R-Us club will host a pancake breakfast from 7- 10 a.m. the same morning at the Exten-
sion Office next door. Choice of pancakes or eggs, sausage, choice of milk, coffee or cocoa. The break-
fast is $6 for ages 15 and up and $3 for children, ages five 14, Proceeds go to benefit Southeaster
Guide dogs.
The DeFuniak Springs Friends of the Library will be hosting their book sale from 9 a.m. noon at the
Fairgrounds as well.
The Walton County Fairgrounds is located at 732 North 9th St. (CR-83N), DeFuniak Springs. For more
information, call (850) 892-8172.

E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
Time: 10a.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 five 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 our
community.

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 S2. The first
hour of each day is reserved for "kids skate" for youths 12 and under. Call (850) 267-8184 for specific
times.

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


COMPOSER/PIANIST DAVID OTT (left) with Marilyn and Hugh Barnard at a recent
Walton County Snowbird gathering.



Witon County SDowb1ird News

If laughter is the best medicine, no wonder snowbirds are alive and well. After all, they
have among their members the good-hearted Nancy Gehrke who dispenses laughter with
the finely honed wit of a raconteur. She was on hand at the Walton County Snowbird
general meeting Jan. 11 where, while bantering with the 650 snowbirds attendees, she
oversaw the distribution of a hundred or more gift certificates donated by Emerald Coast
businesses for golf, boat rides, dinners, and other prizes, even haircuts. A snowbird favor-
ite, David Seering, entertained the crowd with the soft refrains of Frank Sinatra, Phantom
of the Opera lyrics, and concluding with an Andrea Bocelli hit.
Snowbirds rarely take Emerald Coast treasures for granted. Among those treasures
is one of the world's ranking modern composers. He is four-time Pulitzer Prize in Music
nominee David Ott who lists symphonies, children's music and an opera among works
performed and recorded by leading orchestras in the United States and Europe. Seven
years ago, Marilyn Barnard, then president of the Walton County Snowbirds, urged the
composer/pianist to share with the snowbirds his knowledge of the music masters and
thus was born the David Ott music series. Marilyn and husband Hugh Bar-
nard annually enlists the former DePauw University professor, who also held teaching
positions in two other colleges and an appointment as the Pace Eminent Scholar at the
University of West Florida in 2002-2003, to conduct a six-week music series for the Walton
County Snowbirds. Ott spoke briefly at a January snowbird meeting, where he said he
particularly enjoys speaking to audiences of seasoned music lovers. He plans to describe
the life and times that shaped the music of the masters. The 2012 program, entitled "How
Composers Express Themselves and Their Times," begins at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23
at Faith Assembly Church located at 306 South Geronimo Street. Attendees pay $5 per
lecture or $25 for the six-lecture series.
Dancing snowbirds can use their membership card in the Walton County Snowbirds for
a variety of free dance opportunities. Line dancing under the tutelage of Diane Likhite, Ju-
lie Flynn, Connie Sutherland and Sarah Vaillancourt follows senior aerobics led by Vivica
Kiger and Carleen Newell on Mondays and Wednesdays at Faith Assembly Fellowship
Hall. For details about line dancing call 837-5685, for aerobics e-mail newcheez@bledsoe.
net. Ballroom dancing, per instructor Len Hoover, will feature the basic steps of the fox
trot, rumba and cha cha along with dance floor etiquette at the Faith Assembly, Mondays
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hundreds of snowbirds enjoy the congenial hospitality of the Embassy Suites on Old
98 where they gather throughout the snowbird season to play euchre, bridge, Mah Jongg
and from time to time make use of the ample facilities for special events. Bill Grenier and
Lynda Smith led the euchre players on a recent night with top scores of 97 and 87 respec-
tively. Tom Broderick scored a second place 81 for the men while Linda Irvine secured a
second place for the women with and 82.
If gambling is in your blood then sign up for the Good Time Bus Trip to the Hard Rock
Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi scheduled for Feb. 17. The $13 ticket price includes the bus
and $15 free play. Details: Bob and Eunice Collins 650-1546.
Dave Peterson fishes the deep blue sea from shore. Recently, Norm Sargent, Allen
Quackenbush, Greg Sutton, Tony and Sylvia Wilkinson, and Stan Newby joined him. He
says there is plenty of room. Cheri Steinburg recently landed a hardhead catfish, Dave
Peterson, a sea trout. To join in call 622-0454.
Bridge players Deanna Babcock and Mary Pat McLaughlin won first place honors on
Jan. 11. Paul Smithers and Sandy Olson captured winning spots on Jan. 16.
Thursday golf teams led by Don Gehrke, Laurie Flaherty and Tom Gaston took top hon-
ors in that order during the first league outing of the season.
Tom Mahar writes for the Walton County Snowbirds. Reach him at tkmahar@aol.
com. For Snowbird information, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com




Economic Empowerment


Conference to improve


financial health in 2012


Do your New Year's reso-
lutions include getting your
financial house in order? Do
you need tips on reducing
debt, saving more and in-
vesting? Then the 2nd An-
nual WAM! Conference is
for you! Presented by Shel-
ter House and made possible
by a grant from the Allstate
Foundation, the WAM! Con-
ference will take place Sat-
urday, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sandestin Golf
and Beach Resort. Work-
shops will focus on empow-
ering people to take control
of their finances.
The conference will of-
fer breakout workshops on
topics such as organizing
your finances, budgeting,
cooking on a budget, invest-
ing and car basics. Shelter
House has added a youth
track to this year's lineup.
Workshops under the YES!
(Youth Economic Strategies)
program will include bud-
geting, banking, savings, in-
terviewing. resume writing
and youth entrepreneurship
and are designed for ages 12
through 18.
Headlining the confer-
ence as the keynote speaker
is New York Times bestsell-
ing author Regina Leeds.


Known as the Zen Orga-
nizer, Leeds has authored
numerous books, includ-
ing One Year to an Orga-
nized Financial Life, The
Complete Idiot's Guide to
Decluttering and The Zen
of Organizing. Leeds will
equip conference attendees
with tools for organizing
their lives and finances.
The conference registra-
tion fee is $25 per person
and includes all workshops,
breakfast and lunch. Reg-
ister by Friday, Jan. 13 to
be entered into a drawing
for one of 20 books. Shelter
House will award 10 lucky
registrants with keynote
speaker Regina Leeds' book
One Year to an Organized
Financial Life. Ten more
people will win The Kitche-
nique Cooking School Cook-
book: A Celebration of Great
Food & Friends by Cooking
on a Budget instructor and
Kitchenique owner Vicki
McCain.
Register online at www.
ShelterHouseNWFL.org.
Scholarships are available.
To learn about sponsorship
opportunities or to apply
for a scholarship, call the
Shelter House office at (850)
243-1201.


Established in 1952, The
Allstate Foundation is an
independent, charitable or-
ganization made possible by
subsidiaries of The Allstate
Corporation. Through part-
nerships with nonprofit or-
ganizations across the coun-
try, the Allstate Foundation
brings the relationships,
reputation and resources
of Allstate to support in-
novative and lasting solu-
tions that enhance people's
well-being and prosperity.
For more information, visit
www.allstatefoundation.
org.
Shelter House is the
state-certified domestic vio-
lence shelter serving victims
of domestic violence in Oka-
loosa and Walton counties.
Services provided include a
24-hour hotline, crisis coun-
seling, advocacy, outreach,
primary prevention, transi-
tional housing and confiden-
tial shelter.
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.








PAGE 3-C


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012


Officials suspend permits for


interior of Driftwood Estates


By DOTTY NIST

After hearing arguments
from Greater Driftwood Es-
tates homeowners and their
attorney, county commis-
sioners voted to suspend for
at least two weeks the is-
suance of building permits
for block G in the interior
portion of the arrowhead-
shaped Mack Bayou-area
subdivision.
The decision took place at
the Jan. 10 Walton County
Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) meeting at
the Walton County Court-
house.
Permit applications are
to still be accepted and re-
viewed but no permits is-
sued at least for the two-
week period.


For approximately five
years the residents, whose
homes are in the perimeter
of the subdivision, have
maintained that new de-
velopment in the interior
of the "arrowhead" is caus-
ing flooding problems on
their lots---and that it does
not comply with the county
development order or the
development of regional im-
pact (DRI) documents ap-
plying to the area.
Much of Driftwood was
originally part of the Sand-
estin property and thus part
of the Sandestin DRI ap-
proved by the county in the
1970s.
The purpose of the two
week suspension was to al-
low staff time to evaluate
possible noncompliance is-


sues related to the DRI.
development order, and or-
dinances adopted in connec-
tion with the development.
Alan Osborne, president
of the homeowners' associa-
tion for Greater Driftwood
Estates, brought up the
matter of the recent Sand-
estin DRI annual report,
stating that the previous
property owner did not do
annual reports as required.
Osborne told the commis-
sioners that the last annual
report had been produced in
2004, meaning that there
has been noncompliance in
this respect for seven years
now.
County Administrator
Greg Kisela noted that the
current Sandestin owner is
working with the county to


inventory "what is on the
ground" on the property.
Shawn Heath. an attor-
ney representing the hom-
eowners, pointed to state
statute providing that local
governments are not to is-
sue permits if a developer
"fails to act in substantial
compliance with the devel-
opment order."

The vote for suspension of
building permits was unani-
mous for the three commis-
sioners hearing from the
homeowners and attorney,
with County Commission
Chairman Scott Brannon
and District 3 Commis-
sioner Larry Jones recusing
themselves from the matter
due to past or present busi-
ness affiliations.


SHAWN HEATH, a Tallahassee attorney representing
Greater Driftwood Estates homeowners, addresses county
commissioners on Jan. 10. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


Florida's District One Local Emergency

Planning Committee to meet Jan. 25


The Florida District One
Local Emergency Planning
Committee (LEPC) will hold
its next quarterly meeting
on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at
10 a.m. at the Santa Rosa
County Emergency Opera-
tions Center, 4499 Pine For-


est Road, Milton, Fla.
The LEPC will meet to
discuss regional hazard-
ous materials planning and
training issues for the seven
District 1 counties: Escam-
bia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
Walton, Holmes, Washing-


ton and Bay counties. Agen-
da items include Hazardous
Materials Awareness Week
and upcoming training op-
portunities. Preceding the
meeting will be the Training
Subcommittee meeting at 9
a.m., and additional sub-


committee meetings will be
held via teleconference on
Jan. 18.

Links to the LEPC meet-
ing are located on the LEPC
web calendar, located at
www.wfrpc.org/lepc.


SANDY LUCHTEFELD was one of two dozen citizens who addressed the Highway 331 Task Force at the Jan. 11 public
workshop in Santa Rosa beach. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


THE JAN. 11 public workshop was attended by more than 50 people. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


WORKSHOP


for the state to put a toll in
place. With either method of
funding for the $75 million
match being approved, the
state has agreed to bid out
the $179 million project this
year on a design-build basis,
with design to start this year
and take approximately 12
months. Construction is en-
visioned to take 18 months
to complete.
"I am opposed to a tax,"
said task force member Bon-
nie McQuiston. She empha-
sized the importance of pub-
lic input on the issue.
Walton County Sheriff
Mike Adkinson, another
member of the task force,
agreed that all citizens
should be involved with
the issue over the next six
months. The decision should
be that of the public, he stat-
ed.
Task force member Wayne
Bodie agreed. He had con-
cerns about Walton County
having the state's highest
sales tax rate. "That's not
something to brag about,"
he said.
Nine of the people who
addressed the task force
were either noncommital
about the tax/toll options or
called for other ways of ad-


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


dressing the problem.
"I hate to say this is po-
litical but that's exactly
what it is," said Frank Day.
Day argued that transporta-
tion funding that should be
coming to Walton County
is being diverted' to other
neighboring counties. Lo-
cal leaders should not allow
this to happen, he asserted.
It was Bob Hudson's
opinion that the expansion
of the bridge would not solve
evacuation problems for the
area, although it might help.
He said it was his under-
standing that the BCC was
not legally allowed to spend
any money advocating for
approval of the sales tax
in the referendum. He had
heard estimates that ap-
proximately $100,000 would
be required to successfully
promote a new sales tax.
He also estimated that it
would cost the county ap-
proximately $40,000 to hold
a referendum for the sales
tax increase.
Sandy Luchtefeld sug-
gested looking to other plac-
es for the match, including
funds used to market the
area, and possibly a road
project moratorium until
the bridge is paid for.


South Walton Tourist
Development Council (TDC)
Executive Director Dawn
Moliterno, who served as
facilitator for the workshop,
addressed comments from
the community that TDC
or BP funds should be used
for the match. She said the
BP grant funds have been
expended per an agreement
with BP and that those
funds were not allowed to go
to infrastructure or capital
projects. State law requires
TDC bed tax funds to go to
specific purposes that do not
include transportation proj-
ects, Moliterno continued.
To change the law in that
regard would affect all bed
taxes statewide and could
result in little or no funding
being left for marketing and
other TDC functions, she
noted.
Charlotte Flynt said
most people she had talk-
ed to seemed to feel "that
the 1-percent (sales tax in-
crease) is palatable but they
want to make sure it doesn't
go on forever." A mistrust
of government is evident
as a result of government
"frittering" money away in
the past, she said, adding
"We're looking for more out


of government."
Jerry Graves urged for
the BCC to "find a way to
cut their spending to help
pay for this also."
While favoring the sales
tax as the "lesser evil," Lee
Perry suggested another
task force to look for oppor-
tunities to be more efficient
and thus eliminate the sales
tax sooner.
Alan Powdermaker also
advocated eliminating the
sales tax sooner by seeking
grants to help pay off the
match.

Following the conclusion
of public comments, Mo-
literno noted that the task
force would hold an addi-
tional public workshop the
following afternoon at the
Walton County Courthouse
in DeFuniak Springs. Since
then, another task force
meeting has been scheduled
for 1 p.m. on Jan. 19, also at
the Walton County Court-
house. It is anticipated that
a recommendation from the
task force on the issue will
be provided to the commis-
sioners at their 9 a.m. Jan.
24 regular meeting at the
South Walton Courthouse
Annex.


ROLL CALL

Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
Jan. 10 regular meeting

A yes vote was to approve the motion.
Request by Capt. Joe Preston of the Walton County
Sheriffs Office for approval of Phase III of the Harris con-
tract in connection with the Statewide Law Enforcement
Radio System (SLERS) project, to include installation of
equipment on radio towers approved by the BCC under the
Phase II Harris contract, at a cost of $3.1 million.
A motion for approval carried unanimously: Scott Bran-
non-yes; Sara Comander-yes; Cecilia Jones-yes; Larry
Jones-yes; Kenneth Pridgen-yes.
Additional request by Preston for approval of a quote by
Williams Communications for installation of consoles to
support the dispatching of calls over the SLERS radios at a
cost of $361,944.
A motion for approval carried unanimously.
Final request by Preston for approval of $235,500 expen-
diture for 60 portable radios to be issued to fire department
north of the bay to augment their current inventory of radi-
os, to go to employees and volunteers who do not currently
have SLERS radios.
A motion for approval carried unanimously.
Request by Regional Utilities, Inc., for approval of pur-
chase by the utility of parcels on Old Blue Mountain Road
for the purpose of construction of a large sewer lift station,
with the use application for the facility to be submitted sep-
arately.
A motion for approval by Comander carried unanimous-
ly.
Request by Dawn Moliterno, South Walton Tourist De-
velopment Council (TDC) executive director, for approval to
purchase a professional-grade, full-frame camera at a cost
of $2,799 for the purpose of photos to be used in social, web
and public relations initiatives, with the cost having been
budgeted but not itemized or specifically line itemed.
A motion for approval by Pridgen carried unanimously.
Presentation by Moliterno of request by the TDC to go to
bimonthly rather than quarterly meetings.
After discussion, motion by C. Jones to add the word
"minimal" to "quarterly meetings" in the operational guide-
lines previously approved by the BCC to apply to the TDC.
The motion was approved unanimously, resulting in no
change to bimonthly meetings as requested.
Motion by Pridgen to specify in those guidelines that ad-
ditional meetings may be called either by the TDC director,
the TDC chairman, or the BCC.
The motion was approved unanimously.
Proposal and motion by Comander to seek funds for Free-
port in connection with the state Department of Economic
Opportunity's Working Waterfront grant program, with
the goals of creating a local partnership for a visioning and
revitalization plan for the waterfront area, encouraging ex-
isting businesses, promoting new businesses, and seeking
dredging to benefit boat travel.
The motion was approved 4-0: Comander-yes; C. Jones-
yes; L. Jones-yes; Pridgen-yes; Brannon abstaining due to
property ownership in the affected area.
Following requests by homeowners in the Greater Drift-
wood Estates area and their attorney, motion by Comander
to direct staff to accept and review permit applications in
block G of the interior of the Driftwood subdivision but not
issue permits for a two-week period pending an analysis by
staff of issues related to compliance with the development
order and development of regional impact (DRI) documents
applying to the area.
The motion was approved 3-0: Comander-yes; C. Jones-
yes; Pridgen-yes; Brannon-recused; L. Jones-recused.









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


MEETINGS


earning board on use of the
tourist development tax and
on other matters. They are
charged with reviewing ex-
penditures from the tourist
development tax fund and
reporting any unauthorized
expenditures to the BCC
and to the state Department
of Revenue. The statute re-
quires the tourism council
to hold meetings at least
quarterly.
At its December 2011
meeting, the TDC had voted
in favor of increasing the
frequency of their meetings
to six a year. On Jan. 10, as
executive director, Moliter-
no brought that recommen-
dation before the BCC.
"I would ask for your
approval/guidance as to
their recommendation to go
from four to six meetings
(a year)," Moliterno said in
presenting the item. She
also furnished the commis-
sioners with guidelines cur-
rently in place that had been
established for the advisory
board in November 2010,
providing for meetings to
be held quarterly "or as re-
quested by the TDC Direc-
tor or the Board of County
Commissioners."
Moliterno noted that ad-
ditional meetings other than
the regular quarterly ones
would be required, including
an all-day strategic plan-
ning meeting in April. In
April or May, she continued,
the board members would
need to meet to approve
recommendations from that
meeting and the budget that
would be derived from the
strategic plan.
County Commission
Chairman Scott Brannon,
who is also current chair-
man for the tourism council,
was the first to address the


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


request relayed by Moliter-
no.
While confirming that the
December request was ap-
proved unanimously, Bran-
non commented that the
reasons for the vote were
unclear to him.
"I don't think it's neces-
sary in my opinion as your
representative there to
defer from your previous
guidelines," Brannon told
the other commissioners.
"Each and every member
of the TDC council is provid-
ed with thorough documen-
tations---all the information
that they need," Brannon
continued, "and can come in
at any time to ask questions
about that. I think that any
time any of them would like
to request a special meeting,
I would certainly entertain
the need for that and, as
your representative to the
TDC, determine whether
that was in the advisory in-
terest of this board."
Brannon stated that his
recommendation would be
"that we remain doing it the
same way we've been doing
it, it's been very success-
ful..."
"There was a charge from
this board," Brannon added,
"to have a more account-
able role over the TDC ad-
visory council; the definition
of what the role over that
council is has been an evolv-
ing thing. I think they do a
great job."
"They have the informa-
tion and the public has the
information available, and
those lines are open. I just
don't think it's necessary
to meet once every other
month," Brannon conclud-
ed.
District 4 Commissioner
Sara Comander responded,


"Over a year ago...things
were wrong at the TDC... it
is the taxpayer's money and
we are ultimately respon-
sible. We asked. you know.
that things be cleaned up
and done. and that has been
done. The staff of the TDC
has come a long way."
"And we asked," Co-
mander continued. "...that a
new board be appointed and
that it be an advisory board.
It's less than a year old. I
would like to see us con-
tinue as we are, quarterly.
With any board, if you need
an emergency meeting, you
call it."
"If there is a problem,
then certainly we can ad-
dress it," she said, "but I
haven't heard that there's
any problem."
"We look at the budget,
we approve it, the council
looks at it," she noted. "They
have the opportunity...to
comment on things; they
made no suggestions out of
line, so I think things are
working well for right now."
In conjunction with the
reorganization of the TDC
that began in 2010, the
county's finance department
was involved more closely
with the council's expen-
ditures. As directed by the
BCC upon taking the helm,
Moliterno had initiated a re-
view of TDC credit card re-
ceipts through April 2010.
In a report to the tourism
council in November 2010,
Moliterno stated that the re-
port had been completed by
the accounting firm of Carr,
Ingram and Riggs. She re-
ported that, while there
had been no finding of wide-
spread abuse of TDC credit
cards, there had been some
questionable expenses. She
told the council members


that staff was working to
ensure proper oversight of
all TDC expenditures. Con-
tracts were reviewed, result-
ing in some being found out
of compliance and correc-
tions to that situation being
undertaken.
A review by Mohterno and
staff of statutes governing
the TDC resulted in a find-
ing that the terms of council
members were not correctly
staggered. This resulted in
all seats on the council be-
ing vacated and a whole new
council being appointed by
the BCC, although applica-
tions for seats on the council
were also open to previous
members.
Responding to Brannon's
and Comander's comments,
District 3 Commissioner
Larry Jones said that, al-
though he did not disagree,
he certainly felt that "the
TDC board needs to have
the latitude to do their job
within the scope of what
their job is." He suggested
inserting the word "mini-
mal" in connection with the
statement regarding quar-
terly meetings in the guide-
lines applying to the TDC.
"There may be an oppor-
tunity where, if a council
member thinks they need a
meeting, they can request
that another meeting is
needed," Jones commented.
Moliterno responded that
a number of special meet-
ings had been called during
the TDC's rebranding initia-
tive and during the period
when decisions were being
made about the BP grant.
District 5 Commissioner
Cecilia Jones agreed it would
be beneficial to add the word
"minimal." She made a mo-
tion to amend the guidelines
to do so, and her motion was
approved unanimously.
District 2 Commission-
er Kenneth Pridgen then
moved to further amend the
guidelines to specify that ad-


ditional TDC meetings could
be called either by the TDC
director, the TDC chairman.
or the BCC. His motion was
approved unanimously as
well.
Also at the Jan. 10 BCC
meeting. Moliterno ad-
dressed the topic of a song
written about south Walton
County by Susanna Hoffs of
the Bangles. entitled "This
is the Place." for which the
TDC had purchased rights
with some BP grant funds.
"There's been a lot of con-
versation out there about
the song and as to the pro-
cess," Moliterno observed.
She said the wanted to go
on record to provide clarity
and to let the commission-
ers know that proper pro-
cess was followed.
She explained that in
April, when the $8 million
grant was received from BP,
the TDC had called a special
meeting to vote on accepting
the grant and the terms as-
sociated with it and to rec-
ommend that the BCC grant
final approval of the grant
acceptance and terms, which
took place on April 12. She
explained that, when the
BCC granted that approval,
there had been a resolution
attached giving the TDC the
ability to "execute on those
grants and that allows our
agencies of record to do their
plans." Included, she said,
was a marketing plan "that
was spelled out throughout
the year how those dollars
would be allocated, along
with the terms and condi-
tions that went along with
the grant."
Any changes to that plan,
Moliterno said, had to be
requested on a special form
used by all the TDCs, and
BP had seven days in which
to decide whether to approve
the requested changes.
"We did accept the grant
and I did make sure that we
were following all the appro-


private protocols." Moliterno
assured the commissioners.
"I also consulted with our at-
tornev and wanted to make
sure that it was stated for
the record that there was no
wrongdoing in the execution
of those grants," she said.
Walton County Finance
Director William Imfeld
then came forward, confirm-
ing that Moliterno's actions
in the matter had been in
accordance with BCC pur-
chasing policies and the
agreement with BP. "I don't
have any issue with it at
all," he said.
"All of the strategic docu-
ments, all of the BP grant
financial documents we are
required to submit to the
governor's office and to BP
are submitted to the TDC
council and to this body ev-
ery quarter," Moliterno as-
serted.
Moliterno continued,
"The TDC has only had
two changes in the en-
tire $8 million...one in the
amount of $25,000 and one
in the amount of...just shy of
$200,000. In that $200,000
was the $75,000 for the
song, which was for seven
years' licensing of the song."
She added that included
with the $75,000 expendi-
ture were appearances by
Hoffs.
Moliterno explained that,
after a press release went
out about the song, the TDC
was able to determine that
it had generated half a mil-
lion dollars worth of pub-
licity for the destination of
South Walton.
She also commented
that, separately, as part
of another program called
"Sonic Bid," other songwrit-
ers were invited to submit
songs about the destination
in connection with a $500
prize. The goal, she said, is
to assemble a "collage" of
south Walton songs "to build
off of year after year."


Grace Lutheran Church extends special

invitation to meet new pastor and family


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 robm 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


Grace Lutheran Church
Destin welcomes their new
pastor Kevin Wendt. Pastor
Wendt, 45, comes from Con-
cordia Lutheran Church,
Fort Wayne, Ind., where
he has served as an associ-


Sate pastor for eight years.
Pastor Wendt replaces Pas-
tor Paul Kummer. Pastor
Wendt comes to Destin with
his wife, Jen, and his son,
Aaron, one of their three
children. He will conduct


his first worship service at
Grace at 9:30 a.m. on Jan.
22 and will be installed at
the 9:30 service on Jan. 29.

For more information
call 654-1679.


Florida Trail



Association Events


Friday, Jan. 20 Sunday,
Jan 22, at 1 p.m. Join the
Florida Trail Association
for a three-day, two-night,
14-mile backpacking trip on
Eglin near DeFuniak. Eglin
recreation permit required.
Details: (850) 826-3605 or
http://choctaw.floridatrail.
org

Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6


p.m. Monthly meeting of the
Florida Trail Association at
Ed's Hometown Seafood &
Steaks in Niceville. Visi-
tors welcome. Details: (850)
654-1172 or http://choctaw.
floridatrail.org

Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9
a.m. Join the Florida Trail
Association for an eight-
mile hike at Point Washing-


ton. Details: (302) 528-8284
or (334) 858-6448 or http://
choctaw.floridatrail.org

Sunday. Jan. 29, at 8 a.m.
Join the Florida Trail Asso-
ciation for a 15-mile hike on
Eglin near Navarre. Eglin
recreation permit required.
Details: (850) 723-5112 or
http://choctaw.floridatrail.
org


EGLIN SPOUSES DONATE TOYS AND GIFTS. Ken Hair, President and CEO, Chil-
dren in Crisis, presents a thank you plaque to the Eglin Spouses-Club for their dedicated
support and service.



Eglin Spouses Club donates


to Children in Crisis


Eglin Spouses Club
helped the kids of Children
in Crisis (CIC) by having
a toy and gift card drive in
the community recently.
Thanks to the generous do-
nations from businesses,
base organizations and
members, the kids at the
Children's Neighborhood
received presents, clothing,
toys and other necessities
just in time for Christmas.
According to Ken Hair,


CIC President and CEO,
"The donations helped pro-
vide our at-risk kids with
items and help to put a little
fun back into their lives.
The donation truly made a
difference and we are very
thankful to the Eglin Spous-
es Club and Judy Wiseman
for coordinating things with
CIC."

Children in Crisis, Inc. is
a 501(c)(3), non-profit char-


ity of caring people working
together to provide homes
and establish hope to the
abused, neglected, and
abandoned children of our
community. The Children's
Neighborhood is a beautiful
facility, built by the gener-
ous support of the commu-
nity. To learn more about
Children in Crisis call 850-
864-4242 or visit www.chil-
drenincrisisfl.org.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012


IArt Cl


The second week of January is always the be-
ginning of the Mardi Gras carnival season, and
that means parades, parties, cotillions, balls and
king cake. But not all organizations and carnival
krewes are about the parties around Mardi Gras.
Many give back to the community, all throughout
the year.


For nearly 200 years, all
across the South, Mardi
Gras has meant a time of
revelry, parties, overindul-
gence, outlandish costumes
and anything we associate
the "holiday" with during
February. Much like Christ-
mas, once a tree comes down
and dragged to the curb, the
Mardi Gras mask and beads
quickly adorn the fireplace
mantle and the front door.
Many associate the car-
nival season with the hun-
dreds of krewes that dot
the Gulf Coast, and all the
lavish parades and par-


ties they throw. Complete
with enormous ballrooms,
packed with the elite in the
social scene, and floats that
are as big as city blocks, the
krewes present themselves
as "the" official welcoming
committee for Mardi Gras.
Though many people pay
hundreds of thousands of
dollars to be part of a Mardi
Gras krewe society, they are
glad to shell out the cash. It
gives them the opportunity
to be able to fly the krewe
insignia, attend the mas-
querade balls, or ride on
the floats as the make their


way down Canal Street in
New Orleans, or the main
thoroughfares throughout
Biloxi, Mobile, and other cit-
ies throughout the South.
But locally, the first Mar-
di Gras society of Walton
County is also busy prepar-
ing for the upcoming carni-
val season, and is rushing
around getting their floats
and costumes all ready for
the parades that will be roll-
ing along the Emerald Coast
the next couple of weeks.
The Krewe de Yak is also
preparing for their annual
masquerade ball, that will
be held iri DeFuniak on Jan.
21.
Unlike many krewes
throughout the South, the
Krewe de Yak doesn't relish
in the thought of how much
money they can get for tick-
ets, or members, but tries
to keep those less fortunate
foremost in mind when plan-
ning any of their functions.
Be it a fundraiser, a ball, a
silent auction, or whatever
is being planned, the Krewe
de Yak tries to make a dif-
ference, right here in Wal-
ton County,
For the second year in-a-
row, the krewe will be hav-
ing their masquerade ball,
with proceeds benefiting
the Muscogee Indian Food
Pantry in Bruce. An orga-


IT'S MARDI GRAS SEASON all over the South and that means parades, parties and
revelry. Krewes from around the South will sponsor nearly 200parades throughout the next
few weeks and the Gulf Coast states will profit in the hundreds of millions in revenue.


nization that not only feeds
those who are less fortunate,
but also puts clothes on the
backs of thousands through-
out this area.
The krewe has worked
with the food bank on sev-
eral occasions, and contin-
ues to raise money for them.
This time of year, just after
the holidays, the pantry be-
comes depleted and money
and inventory stops coming
in, since many contributors
are trying to pay off holiday
bills themselves.
This is when the krewe
tries to shine and helps re-
stock and promote the facil-
ity that does so much good,
for so many. This is the time
that the pantry needs dona-
tions and money the most,
since so many have gone
to them for help during the
Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas season.
Once again, the krewe is
trying to get them the help
they need, while offering a
fun and different event to
the public. The Krewe de
Yak, besides selling tickets
to the ball and hosting a
silent auction, with all pro-
ceeds going to the Musco-
gee Indian Food Bank, are
requiring that when guests
arrive for the event on Jan.
21, they also bring non-per-
ishable food items, diapers,
shampoo, toiletries, cloths,
and any other items that
could be used by an individ-
ual, or a family.
The push is to take multi-
vehicles stuffed with donat-
ed items to the food pantry,
and help them restock after
this past holiday season that
all but wiped the shelves
clean. Another interesting
point about the pantry and
the mission of the facility is
that anyone, not just those
of Indian descent, can uti-
lize the facility.
Throughout the evening's
events, the master of cer-
emonies will be making a
plea for those in attendance,
to check out the donated
auction items and make
the bids rise, in order to get
more money for the pantry.
A plea will also be made to
quests, to make donations
monthly, or even weekly, to
the facility, because of their
need for constant restock-
ing.
Unlike most krewes
throughout the South, the
Krewe de Yak Masquerade
Ball is open to the public
with a ticket purchase of $20
in advance and $25 at the
door with a non-perishable
food item. Tickets are cur-
rently on sale at the Nook


Theater & Concerts around the South


Panama City Beach Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1/25, BJCC
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 18-22, Pier Park, Rascal Flatts, 2/10, BJCC
PCB Celtic Women, 2/11, BJCC
Atlanta Biloxi
Jeff Dunham, 1/28, Philips Arena Evanescence, 1/20, IP Casino and Resort
Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus, 2/15-2/2, Pointer Sisters, 1/27, Hard Rock and Resort
Philips Arena Travis Tritt, 2/3, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Radiohead, 3/1, Philips Arena Kansas, 2/10, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Van Halen, 4/19, Philips Arena Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2/11, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Rammstein, 4/23, Philips Arena Kellie Pickler, 2/18, IP Casino and Resort
Birmingham 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 devours, 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.


Seaside Community
Yard Sale: This event has
become one of the top at-
tractions. More than 200
vendors will fill the com-
mon areas downtown, Feb.
11, from 8 a.m. 2 p.m.
selling all types of items. If
you have 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 S25 the
day of the show.
For more information,
and registration, log on to
www.hilltopproductionsinc.
com.


& Cranny in DeFuniak
Springs on Baldwin Avenue,
and can also be purchased
in advance by calling 333-
3307.
The Second Annual
Krewe de Yak Masquerade
Ball is taking place in order
to get the carnival season
kicked off in Walton County.
Complete with bead throws,
live Zydeco music, a lavish
buffet spread, and a setting
that can only be found in the
Big Easy, Walton County's
krewe is bringing Mardi


Gras to the beaches.
But beyond the costumes,
the thousands of beads, the
indulgence and the decora-
tions, the krewe will once
again be raising money for
an organization that feeds
and provides for thousands
in our own back yard. If you
have not got your ticket for
the ball, do so and enjoy a
night in New Orleans, while
helping to put food on the
table for thousands of lo-
cals.


THE SECOND ANNUAL Krewe de Yak Masquerade
Ball, will take place Jan. 21 at the Shrine Club in DeFuniak
Springs. Tickets are now on sale at the Nook & Cranny in
DeFuniak Springs, or can be reserved in advance for $20
($25 at the door), by calling 333-3307.



At The SOWES


Twin Cities Cinema 2
1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.
(850) 678-3815
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of
Shadows (PG-13)
Tower Heist (PG-13)

Marquis Cinema 10
2828 Richbourg Lane,
Crestview
(850) 306-2500
Contraband (R)
Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)
Joyful Noise (PG-13)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG-13)
The Devil Inside (R)
War Horse (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
The Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too (R)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of
Shadows (PG-13)
Mission: Impossible- Ghost
Protocol (PG-13)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legacy Drive, Destin
(850) 337-8777
Contraband (R)
The Iron Lady (PG-13)
The Adventures of Tintin 3D
(PG)
The Devil Inside (R)
Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)
Joyful Noise (PG-13)
War Horse (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Pro-
tocol: The IMAX Experience
(PG-13)
Mission: Impossible- Ghost
Protocol (PG-13)
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
Chipwrecked (G)
The Descendants (R)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (R)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of
Shadows (PG-13)
The Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too (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)
Contraband (R)
Beauty and the Beast (G)


Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)
Joyful Noise (PG-13)
The Devil Inside (R)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
The Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too (R)
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
Chipwrecked (G)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Pro-
tocol: The IMAX Experience
(PG-13)
Mission Impossible-Ghost Pro-
tocol (PG)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of
Shadows (PG-13)

UA Santa Rosa 10
300 Mary Esther Blvd. Mary
Esther
(850) 243-5260
Contraband (R)
Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)
Joyful Noise (PG-13)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
The Adventures of Tintin (PG)
Mission Impossible Ghost
Protocol (PG-13)
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
Chipwrecked (G)
New Year's Eve (PG-13)
The Muppets (PG)

Regal Sun Plaza Stadium
427 Mary Esther Blvd. Mary
Esther
(850) 244-4252
War Horse (PG-13)
The Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too (R)
The Devil Inside (R)
The Darkest Hour 3D (PG13)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of
Shadows (PG-13)
The Sitter (R)

Lively Cinema 10 (Formerly
Destin Cinema)
759 E. U.S. 98, Destin
(850) 654-2992
Joyful Noise (PG-13)
The Girl With the Dragon Tat-
too (R)
We Bought a Zoo (PG)
My Week with Marilyn (R)
The Adventures of Tintin (PG)
Mission Impossible Ghost
Protocol (PG-13)
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
Chipwrecked (G)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of
Shadows (PG-13)
J. Edgar (R)









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY. JANUARY 19,2012


TO PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS ... CALL 892-3232
I- ~La1-IM IM-IVVisa, Mastercard & Discover Accepted
mK]Wi ~CLASSIFIED & LEGAL DEADLINE IS
MONDAY 4:30 P.M.


Jan. 19, 2012


FOR SALE
QUEEN PILLOW TOP MATTRESS
SET. New in plastic with warranty.
$200 850-527-2295. Can deliver.
4tp 1119-2/9

FREE -HELP BUMPER STICKER...U
is Kind...U Is Smart..U Is Impor-
tant 14 inches. S&H. 504 per stick-
er. 892-4900 4tp 1/5-1/26

BUY, SELL, TRADE, REPAIR-
XBOX360, PS3, & Wii Top Prices,
New XBOX360 Kinect Consoles &
Games I Fix Computers, Inc. Down-
town DeFuniak Springs. 22wds ltc
1/19

COASTAL HAY Square bales. Good
quality. Fall Crop. $6 each. 850-834-
2000. 8tp 1/12-3/1

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A
PLACE TO SELL YOUR STUFF?
We have spaces to rent. Call Mom
& Me Thrift Antiques. 892-3503 or
come by 1674 Hwy. 90 West. tfc
1/5.29wds

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

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

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

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

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

FILL DIRT, CLAY, ROCK, TOP SOIL,
masonry sand, driveway material.
All delivered. Spreading available.
Driveways built. Anything hauled.
RED'S HAUL'N 892-0503

FILL DIRT-$95 PER LOAD. WE
HAUL/SPREAD DIRT & gravel.
We do driveways, lot cleaning and
backhoe. Lawrence & son, Buddy
Lawrence Owner and Operator. 892-
3873. tfc 2/10. 25WDS


& HANDYMAN SERVICE
Spedalizing i:
SSALES-REFINISHING. INSTALLATION
(HandynaoSeirrce Araiable)
ASK FOR JOHN __L _
850-307-3157 i
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS w


ATV'S
RECREATIONAL
VEHICLES
2000 DUTCHMAN 33' $6,000. 428-
1817. 4t 1/12-2/2

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

MOTORCYCLES/
PARTS
CRAZY CARLS MOTORCYCLES
REPAIRS, accessories, tires and
installation, wwwpanhandlepower-
sports.com. 951-2525. 4tp12/22-
1/12

AUTO/
AUTO SUPPLIES
50 OR 150 HP WETSHOT NOS kit
for sale. Half full bottle (10 Ibs) ni-
trous express solonoids with purge
and lines. $175 ready to install.
(850)333-3016. tfc

06 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR-4wd, tow
pkg. runs, Looks and drives great.
A real Bargain at $9,900. Call 892-
6407. tfc 1/12. 17wds

1968 CHEVY MINI TOTERHOME, 1
ton, 350 smallblock, 110 roofmount
A/C, $2,000/price negotiable. Call
334-858-6642 or 334-427-5956.
tfpl/19

BOAT &
BOAT SUPPLIES
RHINO Boats Joe's Motor Service,
Inc., Hartford, AL 334-588-2968. tfc
6/24

SERVICES
COTZIN BUILDERS-State Certi-
fied Building Contractor. From small
jobs, remodeling or new homes. Also
home inspections for insurance pur-
poses. Call us first. 850-307-8617.
tfc 1/19. 22wds

GIDDENS CONSTRUCTION LLC.
Remodeling handyman, main-
tenance license & insured. 850-
226-7413/321-558-4138. Free
estimates.6tp 1/19-2/23
HAPPY TAILS DOG SITTING SER-
VICES. We are an in home service
located in DeFuniak Springs on Coy
burgess Loop. Your pet is our top pri-
ority. We have lots to offer your pets,
low rates, give us a call 419-9285
Melissa. 2tp 1/19-1/26

DONEL CONSTRUCTION LLC New
homes, Remodeling, Plumbing, Elec-
tric, Decks, Concrete, Painting, Pres-
sure Washing, Flooring, etc. Christian
Contractor RG0048939.850-834-
2017. tfc 7/2.19wds


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR 1, 2 &3 BR APTS. AT
HERITAGE & QUAIL RUN APT.,
315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
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Business and Residential
Installations and Prewire


Business Systems
All Major Brands!


Local Phone Service
Cat 5 Cabeling
Fiberoptics
* Voicemail
Sales, Lease & Repair
Authorized Shipping Outlet


NEW-TEL Communications
23 South 7th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435 E-Mail:
Serving NW Florida 6 Soutl


(850) 892-2934
1-800-827-2934
Fax: (850) 892-6357
ncwtelcomm@panhandle.rr.com
k Alabama since 1983


FLOORS & MORE: Installatons.
carpet. vinyl laminate, hardwood.
ceramic, stone installation kitchen
and bathroom renovations general
home maintenance and repairs Call
Matt (850) 307-3185 4tp 1/12-2/2

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, would like
to sit with elderly References avail-
able. Monday-Fnday 892-5863. 1tp
1/19

TREE REMOVAL AND STUMP
GRINDING. Serving Walton County
and surrounding area's. 850-836-
4985. 2tp 1/12-6/28

CLEANING. WILL CLEAN YOUR
HOUSE SPOTLESS. Call 213-6017
or 892-4008. $40 min $10 hr. 4tp 1/5-
1/26

TWO HANDY MAN AND A POO-
DLE needs work. Poodle irrigation
system free. 951-0687. 4tp 1/12-2/2

DOZIER, Tractor, and backhoe work.
Clear land or lots. Driveways, tree
removal, very reliable and reason-
able. Call Keith at OR 850-333-3425.
22wds tfc 11/17

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

ODD JOBS-PLUMBING, ELEC-
TRIC, carpentry, painting, siding, etc.
Call Paul Rushing at 850-401-1537.
tfc 12/6

PERSONAL
I, GEORGE KING, am no longer
responsbile for debts other than my
own. Jan. 12, 2012 1tp 1/19

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE No
court appearance. Including chil-
dren, property, 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail.com

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
HUGE YARD SALE. SAT. JAN. 21.
7:30 UNTIL ?? ? Cancel if rain. Hwy.
90 West. Just 112 mile past Woodyard
Rd. Fishing pole, power tools, deer
stand, household items, Hundreds of
books from Christian books to land-
scaping, baby items, mens, women,
kids clothing. All price to sell.
-------------------------------
MOVING SALE. All kinds of items.
Tools.and electronics. 7 am until ??
600 Pine Wood Drive. Ten Lake Es-
tates. Sat. Jan. 21.

HAPPY NEW YEAR Start the year
off right, visit Mom & Me Thrift and
Antiques. You may find that item you
didn't get for Christmas' We have a
large Valentine gift selection. Come
see us at 1674 US Hwy. 90 West
DFS. 892-3503 Open Mon-Sat. Free
box of Valentine cards with your pur-
chase. 53 wds tfc 12/29


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






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

Self-Service Office
Open 24 Hours
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Specializing in
Antiques, Make-Overs
& Repairs


Don't Trash It
Recycle It!


Free Estimatles, Lots Of Fabic
Picd-Up & Samples To
Delivery Choose From


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A
PLACE TO SELL YOUR STUFF?
We have spaces to rent. Call Mom
& Me Thrift Antiques. 892-3503 or
come by 1674 Hwy. 90 West. tfc
1/5 29wds
DOWN SIZING or have home fur-
nishings or household items you no
longer need but don't want to hold a
yard sale Contact Nook and Cran-
ny Home Consignment for a steady
stream of shoppers who will see your
items rain or shine! 865-2976, Bald-
win Ave., DeFuniak Springs.

RENTAL
NICE 2BD/1BA APT for rent in
Mossy Head. Tile floors, $600 mo.
Call Jessie 687-0779. 1tp 1/19

FOR RENT: 3BD/2BA mobile home
in Freeport. No pets/non-smoking.
$650 mo & $650 sd. 850-835-2350.
4tp 1/19-2/9

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

FOR RENT: Mobile home lot for rent
(bring YOUR house) on a large lot
in a friendly and quiet neighborhood
in DeFuniak, just a short distance to
Walton High School, Maude Saun-
ders Elementary and Wee Care
Park. Water and sewer included.
First month's rent and security de-
posit. Call (850) 529-8659 for more
information. 53wds 1tp 1/19

FOR RENT-3bd/2 full bath. Mobile
home. Lrge Master Bd. Water/sew-
age included. $640 p/m. First & sd.
Quiet, family oriented. Squirrel Haven
Rd. 850-974-2259. 2tp 1/19-1/26

FOR RENT: House with 3 Bdrm, 1
1/2 bath, den, living room on 7 acres
in the country. $650/mth. Call Clay-
ton at 892-5434. 23wds tfc 1/19

AVAILABLE NOW- Very nice, 1bd
apartment. Good location, near lake
yard. $550mo/$350dep. Includes
water, cable and wifi. (352)406-8840.
tfc 1/12. 19wds

3BDRM/2BA MOBILE HOMES
off Walden & Valley View. In excel-
lent condition. All electric. Cozy and
clean to family of four or less. On
private lots. Ranging for $500 to
$650 monthly. Absolutely no pets.
(850)225-0949. 3tp 1/19-2/2

DFSPRINGS 3 bedroom 2 bath
mobile ..beautiful country acres
..C/H/A washer/dryer Monthly $650...
Weekly incliuds DISH/Utilities $250.
(850)859-0188 (239)682-2094.
18wds 1tc 1/19

WATERFRONT HOME FOR RENT:
2 bedroom/2 bath. On Juniper Lake
north of DeFuniak Springs. 400 feet
of shore front. 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

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

PONCE DE LEON
*3BD/2BA $650/Mo. Sd nego.
*2BD/1BA $475/Mo Sd nego.
Both includes water, sewer. Wash-

Scott's Mini- Le.on.

Warehouses



1504 U.S. Hwy. 90 W.

C" 892-3612


er, dryer, stove, refrigerator. Call
(850)865-9055. 22wds tfc 10/27

RENT-2BED/2 FULL BATHS. Single
wide-just remodeled. 319 Arbour St.
$550 mo & utilities. 892-6407. tfc
1/12
HOUSE FOR RENT
2BEDI1BATH 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

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 1/19-1/26. 20wds
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

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

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

I BUY HOUSES
I BUY HOUSESI Lot$ and acqage.
No Ha$$le$. Quick closing. Call now
892-2284. tfc 1/17


REAL ESTATE
BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
REAL ESTATE INVESTOR seeks
financial partners. Will pay 10% in-
terest on loans secured by excellent
property. Great for IRAs and retire-
ment funds. (850) 892-2284. 24wd

EMPLOYMENT
WANTED: Water Truck Driver with
3 years verifiable experience. Must
have valid Class A, CDL driver li-
cense with tanker endorsement,
clean MVR and be able to pass a
Federal background check and drug
test. Must also be able to speak and
understand English. Must be able
to work nights, Saturdays and some
Sunday. Applications will be taken
thru 5 pm, Friday, January 20, 2012.
CW Roberts Contracting, Inc. Free-
port. FEID: 59-1683951 EOE, Drug
Free Workplace.
75wds ltc 1/19

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

POSITION AVAILABLE-Part time
personal support caretaker-28 hrs
per week. $8 hr. 1 yr experience
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 tfc 11/17

NOW HIRING-Are you making less
than $40,000 per year? COVENANT
TRANSPORT needs driver trainees
now! No experience required. Imme-
diate job placement assistance. OTR,
regional and local jobs. Call now for
more information. 1-866-280-5309.
4tc 1/12/-1/27. 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


1400SF 1400SF

on 331 S. on 90 E.
used to be used to be
Medicine Shoppe Dominoes Pizza
Call
$1,100/monthly on each for 1 year (850) C
$1,100 security deposit (850)333-0889


Southern Springs


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2 & 3 Bedroom Ayartments


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Hwy. 331 next to
L&L Marine &
Buy Gone Antiques


* One eBedroom 5395 Two Bedroom- $ 495
Three Bedroom $595 Seven Month Lease

* Applicant mustpass backgroundcheck
andpay security deposit upon (ease signing


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY. JANUARY 19. 201


REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
LIKE NEW. Prosperity 3Br/2Ba
2040 sq. ft home $90K 850-956-
1290. 8tp 1/5-2/23

HOME FOR SALE
HOUSE AND BUILDING on comer
of Watson Rd and Hwy 90 in Mossy
Head Front building can be changed
to commencal House can stay resi-
dential $129,000 (850)420-5824.
4tp 1/5-1/26

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

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






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 authonty 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. 662011CA000955XXXXXX

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; et al.

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.

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT &
DIAZ, PA., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose ad-
dress is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale,
FL 33339-1438, (954)564-0071. within 30
days from first date of publication, and file
the original 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
Isi By: Ruthanne Millqr


As Deputy C'err,
'seaM:

PUBUSH IN: DeFuniak Herald Breeze
Fax first insertion to Smith, Hiatt &
Diaz, PA. (954) 584-9252
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, 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
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
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 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
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:

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


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requ red to sere a copy of you.'r A -.er
defenses a-y :3 C! P'artf.s ats'-
ney Raymond F. Newman. Jr. Becker &
Poliakoff, P-A. 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Suite 7, Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548 or
or before trrt.y 30; days from the oate of
first putbicaton and to fle the ong'nai of
the defenses wt- the Clef& of os Court
either before service on PlTaitffs atoney
or immediately Ithereafter If a De'endarn
fails to do so a default wi De entered
against that Defendant 'or the re.ef de-
manded in the Compraint

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

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

Bill to
Becker & Pohakoff PA
Attorneys for Plaintiff
348 Miracle Stnp Pkwy SW. Surte 7
Ft Walton Beach. FL 32548-5253
(850) 664-2229
(850) 664-7882 Fax

2tc January 12. 19. 2012 951P

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-
lowing 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 &
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
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
Is/ By: Jacqueline Cross
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 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
bsddr for cash at the www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 2nd day of Febru-
ary 2012. at 11 00 am. in accordance
with Sec 45 031 of the Flonda 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@aarridorundauist.com

"This Is to be published in
The DeFunlak Herald Breeze"
P.O. BOX 1546 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
FL 32433
PHN: (850) 892-3232;
FAX: (850) 892-2270

2tc: January 12, 19, 2012 953P

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.,
P.A., whose address is 1727 S. Co. Hwy.


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before the 1st day of March. 2012 and file
tne onginal of your wntten defenses with
he derk of this court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter otherwise a judgment may be
e-eered against you for the relief demand-
ea in the Complaint

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

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


4tc Jan 12. 19.
958P


26. Feb 2. 2012


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Zoning Board of
Adjustment will hold their regular public
hearing on Thursday. January 26. 2012
at 6:00 P.M. at the South Walton Court-
house Annex in Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459. The following items are
scheduled for review and action:

1 GARY REID PETITION FOR VARI-
ANCE- Project number 12-005-00001.
This is a petition submitted by Gary Reid,
requesting a variance from the Walton
County Land Development Code section
5.00.03.A.1, which requires single-family
building setbacks of 20' from the front, 15'
from the rear and 7 V/ from each side. The
petition requested, if granted, would allow
the applicant to reduce the rear setback
to 5', Lot 6, Block A of Beach Highlands
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 Drive, 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 Shari 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 of Adjustment will make
a final determination to grant a variance,
deny a variance, uphold the director's de-
cision, overtum 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,. al, 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 PUBLIC HEARING

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-


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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 wntten request by a physically
handicapped person to attend the meet-
ing, directed to the chairperson or director
of such board, commission, agency, or au-
thorty, 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 2860105,
Flonda Statutes, all persons are advised
that, if a person decdes 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

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PAGE 8-C
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 Resoluton adopted by the
Board of County Commissioners of Wat-
ton County. Florida, on the 13th day of
December, 2011

/s/Tina Earley for
Martha Ingle, Clerk
Board of County Commisioners
of Walton County, Florda

2tc: January 12, 19, 2012 972P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-001348
DIVISION NO.
SECTION.

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
THE CERTIFICATES, FIRST HORIZON
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIF-
ICATES SERIES (FHAMS 2005-AA11),
BY FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS,
A DIVISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, MAS-
TER SERVICES, IN ITS CAPACITY
AS AGENT FOR THE TRUSTEE UN-
DER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT

Plaintiff(s),

vs.

STEPHEN KYNIO et al.,

Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order or Final Judgment of
Forecosure dated January 6, 2012, and
entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001348 of
the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for WALTON County, Florida,
wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK,
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
THE CERTIFICATES, FIRST HORIZON
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES SERIES (FHAMS 2005-AA11), BY
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, A DIVI-
SION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, MASTER SER-
VICER, IN ITS CAPACITY AS AGENT
FOR THE TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN J. KYNIO;
ONE SEAGROVE PLACE OWNER'S AS-
SOCIATION, INC; RICHARD W. SNEED;
and STEPHEN G. KYNIO are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash www.walton.realforeclose.
corn, the Clerk's website for on-line auc-
tions, at 11 am on the 6th day of February,
2012, the following described property as
set forth in said Order of Final Judgment,
to wit:

UNIT NO 1405 OF ONE SEAGROVE
PLACE, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 32, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED SHARE IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT THERETO AND
IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT
TO THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS,
RESTRICTION, TERMS AND OTHER
PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM FOR ONE SEA-
GROVE PLACE, A CONDOMINIUM AND
THE EXHIBITS ANNEXED THERETO AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 346, PAGE 97, AMENDMENTS
TO BY-LAWS AS RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 785, PAGE 153,
ALL OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

and commonly known as: 4100 COUN-
TY HWY 30A #1405 E. SANTA ROSA
BEACH. FL 32459

IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A
RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER
THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LAT-
ER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF
YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE
OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE
SURPLUS.

DATED at WALTON County, Florida,
this 9th day of January, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE, Clerk
WALTON County, Florida
/s/ By: MA Cobb
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Invoice to:
Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq./Florida Bar#
549452
Laura L. Walker, Esq./Florida Bar#
509434
Lisa N. Wysong, Esq./Florida Bar#
521671
Daniel F. Martinez, II, Esq./Florida Bar#
438405
Kalei McElroy Blair, Esq./Florida Bar#
44613
GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, PA.
Attorney for Plaintiff(s)
2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 443-5087

"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons in need of a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding shall, within seven (7) days
prior to any proceeding, contact the Ad-
ministrative Office of the Court, WALTON
County, 571 U.S. HIGHWAY 90 EAST,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL 32433-, County
Phone: 850-892-8115 TDD 1-800-955-
8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay
Service'.

"Apre ako ki fet avek Americans With Dis-
abilities Act, tout moun kin ginyin yun bez-
wen spesiyal pou akomodasiyon pou yo
patisipe nan program sa-a dwe, nan yun
tan rezonab an ninpot aranjman kapab fet,
yo dwe kontakte Administrative Office Of


The Court i nan nimero, WALTON County,
571 U.S. HIGHWAY 90 EAST, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS FL 32433-, County Phone: 850-
892-8115 TDD 1-800-955-8771 oubyen
1-800-955-8770 i pasan pa Florida Relay
Service."

"En accordance avec la Loi des "Ameri-
cans With Disabilities'. Les personnel
en besoin d'une accommodation specale
pour participer a ces procedures doivent,
dans un temps raisonable, avante
d'entreprendre aucune autre demarche,
contacted I'office administrative de la Court
situe au, WALTON County, 571 U S. HIGH-
WAY 90 EAST. DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
32433-, County Phone: 850-892-8115
TDD 1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770
Via Florida Relay Service."

"De acuerdo con el Acto o Decreto de los
Americanos con Impedimentos, Inhabilita-
dos, personas en necesidad del servicio
especial para participar en este proced-
imiento debran, dentro de un tiempo


THE DeF'NIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


razonable. antes de cualquier proced-
imiento, ponerse en contact con La ofi-
cma dmirustrativa de la Corte, WALTON
County 571 US HIGHWAY 90 EAST.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS FL 32433-. County
Phone 850-892-8115 TDD 1-800-955-
8770 o 1-800-955-8771 Via Flonda Relay
Service

2tc January 19. 26. 2012
974P

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That
pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in
the CIRCUBL Court of WALTON County,
Florida, on the 21st, day of NOVEM-
BER 2011 In the cause wherein BAYOU
VILLAGE CONDO ASSOCT INC. was
plaintiffs) and was/were CATHERINE
ROGERS defendantss, being Case No
09CA001548 in said Court
I, MICHAEL A. ADKINSON. JR.. as
Sheriff of WALTON County. Florida, have
levied upon all the right tite and interest of
the defendant, CATHERINE ROGERS in
and to the following described BEAL prop-
erty, to-wit:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 615, OF
BAYOU VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM
PHASE I, TOGETHER WITH THE UNDI-
VIDED SHARE IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANTS THERETO, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT
TO THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS,
RESTRICTIONS, TERMS AND OTH-
ER PROVISIONS OF THAT CERTAIN
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
OF BAYOU VILLAGE PHASE I, AS RE-
CORDED IN BOOK 108 PAGE 487, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
615 BAYOU DRIVE, MIRAMAR BEACH,
FL 32550

And on the 21st, day of FEBRUARY. 2012
at the front entrance to the Walton Coun-
ty Court House in the City of DeFuniak
Springs, Walton County, FL, at the hour of
11:00 am or as soon as possible thereaf-
ter, I will offer for sale all of the said de-
fendant's CATHERINES ROGERS's right,
title and interest in aforesaid property at
public outcry and will sell the same subject
to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and best
bidder or bidders for CASH IN HAND. The
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction
of the above described execution.

/s/ MICHAEL A. ADKINSON, JR.
Of Walton County, Florida

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975P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 11000695CA

FANNIE MAE ("FEDERAL NATIONAL
MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION")

Plaintiff,

vs.

DENISE BUCHANAN; BARRON L.
HELMS; CIBONEY CONDOMINIUM
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

To the following Defendant(s):

DENISE BUCHANAN
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)

BARRON L. HELMS
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)

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

UNIT 3011, CIBONEY, A CONDOMINI-
UM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 1959, AT PAGE 38, ADDENDUM
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1962,
AT PAGE 148, AMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 1994, AT PAGE 416
AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 2017, AT PAGE 169, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
ALL OF ITS APPURTENANCES AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM ACT.
A/K/A 2076 SCENIC GULF DR, DESTIN,
FLORIDA 32550-

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & As-
sociates, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000,
Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before
February 20, 2012, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of
this Notice in the THE HERALD BREEZE
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint

This notice is provided pursuant to Ad-
ministrative 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 participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to pro-
visions of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Shelia Sims, Chief Deputy Court Ad-
ministrator, 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 sched-
uled, court appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notification if the time
before the scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 13th day of January, 2012.

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


Publish: (Please publish in
THE HERALD BREEZE)
Submitted by:
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
File No.: 11-05105 LBPS

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976P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 66 2009 CA 001892 CA

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB;

Plaintiff,


vs.

MELISSA A HINES AKA MELISSA ANN
HINES, ea al.,

Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Final Judgment entered in
Case No 66 2009 CA 001892 CA of tne
Circuit Court of the FIRST Judical Cr-
curt in and for WALTON County Flonda.
wherein FLAGSTAR BANK FSB Ptantff
and. MELISSA A HINES AKA MELISSA
ANN HINES et a/, are Defendants. The
Clerk shall sel the property at pubic sale
to the highest bidder for cash. except as
set forth hereinafter, on February 13, 2012
at 11 am CST on the Real Foreclose web-
site at www.walton.realforeckse.corn in
accordance with Chapter 45 Flonda Stat-
utes for the following descnbe property:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4227, BAHIA
CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTER-
EST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, AC-
CORDING 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 interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

DATED this 13th day of January,
2012.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/st By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

IMPORTANT

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

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977P

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 66 2011 CC 000263

ROYAL SEAESTA OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., a Florida not for profit cor-
poration

Plaintiff,

V.

DONALD PERRY HENLE and MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) AS SOLE
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgement of Foreclosure dated
January 6, 2012, and entered in Case No.
66 2011 CC 000263 of the County Court,
in and for Walton County, Florida, wherein
Royal Seaesta Owners Association, Inc.
is Plaintiff, and DONALD PERRY HENLE
is Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at www.walton.re-
alforeclose.com, the Clerk's website for
on-line auctions, at 11:00 a.m., on the 7th
day of February, 2012 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgement, to wit:

LOT 13, ROYAL SEAESTA PH. II, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE
60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please contact
Sheila Sims, ADA Coordinator, 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
FL. 32502, (850) 595-4400 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court appearance,
or immediately upon receiving this notifi-
cation if the time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

DATED this 9th day of January, 2012.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus 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.

Martha Ingle, Clerk
Circuit Court
By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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

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978P

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 66 2011.CC 000159

SAND DRIFT BEACH HOUSE CONDO-
MINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not for profit corporation

Plaintiff,

v.

FARIEDEH T. MAGHSOODLOO,

Defendants.


Re-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 25, 2011, and entered in Case No.
66 2011 CC 000159 of the County Court
in and for Walton County, Florida, wherein
Sand Dnft Beach House Condominium
Owners' Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and
FARIEDEH T MAGHSOODLOO, is De-
fendant, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at www.walton.realfore-
lose.com, the Clerk's website for on-line
auctions, at 11:00 am, on the 13th day of
February, 2012 the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit

THE CONDOMINIUM PARCEL KNOWN
AS APARTMENT NO. 220, OF THE
SAND DRIFT BEACH HOUSE CONDO-


MINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION OF CON-
DOMINIUM THEREOF, RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 291, PAG-
ES 476-524 OF THE PUBUC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY. FLORIDA, AND
PURSUANT TO SURVEY, PLOT PLAN
AND GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF IM-
PROVEMENTS, RECORDED IN CON-
DOMINIUM PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGES
44-44D OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

If you are a person with a disabilty
who needs any accommodation in order
to paricpate in this proceeding you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the prov-
sion of certain assistance Please contact
Shelia Sims. ADA Coordinator, 190 Gov-
ernmental Center. 5th Floor. Pensacola,
FL 32502. (850) 595-4400 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court appearance.
or immediately upon receiving thts notfi-
cation if the time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days, if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

DATED this 11th day of January,
2012.

Martha Ingle, Clerk
Circuit Court
s/ By A. Price
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
Attorneys for Plaintiff
348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253
(850) 664-2229
(850) 664-7882 Fax

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979P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000712

INDEPENDENT BANK,

Plaintiff,

v.

JOSEPH DIBATTISTA, SR.; DIANE DI-
BATTISTA; SANDESTIN OWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; and INSPIRATION AT
SANDESTIN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, Martha Ingle, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida, will on the
7th day of February, 2012, at 11:00 o'clock
A.M. CST, at www.walton.realforeclose.
com, offer for sale and sell at public outcry
to the highest and best bidder for cash,
the following described property situated
in the County of Walton, State of Florida,
to-wit:

FRACTIONAL INTEREST 8104-B2,
CONSISTING OF AN UNDIVIDED
ONE-TENTH (1/10) INTEREST IN THE
PRESENT ESTATE AND FEE SIMPLE
IN UNIT 4 (THE UNIT), INSPIRATION
AT SANDESTIN CONDOMINIUM (THE
"CONDOMINIUM"), TOGETHER WITH
(i) THE RIGHT TO RESERVE LODGING
IN AN ASSIGNED UNIT IN THE CONDO-
MINIUM FOR CERTAIN VACATION PE-
RIODS (AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN
THE CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION)
PURSUANT TO THE LODGING RESER-
VATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
OF THE ASSOCIATION, (ii) THE EXCLU-
SIVE RIGHT TO USE LIMITED COMMON
ELEMENTS, IF ANY, AND COMMON
FURNISHINGS LOCATED IN OR OTH-
ERWISE APPURTENANT TO THE AS-
SIGNED UNIT OCCUPIED BY GRANTEE
DURING SUCH VACATION PERIODS,
AND (iii) THE NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT
TO USE AND ENJOY THE COMMON
ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM
DURING SUCH VACATION PERIODS,
AS SET FORTH IN THE CONDOMINIUM
DECLARATION FOR INSPIRATION AT
SANDESTIN CONDOMINIUM RECORD-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2690,
PAGE 3483, AS AMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2692, PAGE 4219, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

pursuant to the final judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is listed above. Any person claim-
ing an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after-the sale.

Persons with a disability who need
special accommodations must notice the
individual signed below not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding which
is the subject of this notice to insure that
reasonable accommodations are avail-
able.

WITNESS my hand and official seal of
this Honorable Court, this 9th day of Janu-
ary, 2012.

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

Prepared by:
Karl A. Sandell, Esquire
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier,
Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC
801 West Romana Street, Suite A
Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 266-2300

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980P

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.: 66-2008-CA-001016

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY AS-
SET TRUST 2007-2 HOME EQUITY


PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2007-2,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JACOB HARRISON; REBECCA HAR-
RISON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) 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 6th day of January. 2012, and
entered in Case No. 66-2008-CA-001016.
of the Circuit Court of the 1ST Judicial
Circuit in and for Watton County, Florida,


wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION. AS TRUSTEE. ON BEHALF OF
THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY
ASSET TRUST 2007-2 HOME EQUITY
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2007-2 is the Plaintiff and JACOB
HARRISON. REBECCA HARRISON,
JANE DOE, and JOHN DOE 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.walton.reatfore-
cIoe.com at 11 00 AM on the 6th day
of February. 2012, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit

LOT FIVE (5), OAKRIDGE SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA

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

Dated this 9th day of January, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
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
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-23805


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981P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09 CA 000362

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
successor by merger to Wachovia
Bank, National Association, a national
banking association,

Plaintiff,

v.

SANDY DUNES, LLC,
a Florida limited, liability company,

Defendant

SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I,
Martha Ingle, Clerk of the above named
Court, will at 11:00 a.m., Central time,
on the 22nd day of February, 2012, offer
for sale and sell electronically at www.
walton.realforeclose.com. to the high-
est and best bidder or bidders for cash
or for a portion or all of the judgement
amount of the Amended Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale, as amended by
the Amendment to Amended Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure and Sale, entered
in the captioned action, after having first
given Notice of Sale as required by Sec-
tion 45.031, Florida Statutet, the follow-
ing described real property situated in the
County of Walton, State of Florida, pur-
suant to the Amended Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and Sale, as amended by the
Amendment to Amended Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale, entered in the
captioned action, to-wit:

ALL OF FRACTIONAL SECTION ELEV-
EN (11)h TOWNSHIP TWO (2) SOUTH,
RANGE TWENTY (20) WEST, ACCORD-
ING TO MAP OF SANTA ROSA PLAN-
TATION COMPANY ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COURT OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

Prior to the date of the public sale set
forth above, each bidder must register
on the www.walton.realforeclose.com
website. Further, each bidder must place
a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of
such bidder's estimated high bid, per Flor-
ida Statute Section 45.031, either on the
www.walton.realforeclose.com website
via electronic check (ACH) not less than
three (3) full business days prior to the
date of the public sale set forth above or
in person at the Clerk's office by cash or
cashier's check payable to the Walton
County Clerk of the Circuit Court prior to
the date of the public sale set forth above.
At the time of sale, the successful high bid-
der, other than plaintiff, shall post with the
Clerk a deposit equal to five percent (5%)
of the successful bid. The balance of the
final bid shall be paid to the Clerk by cash
or cashier's check payable to the Walton
County Clerk of the Circuit Court no later
than 4:00 p.m. Central Time on the date of
the public sale set forth above. The suc-
cessful high bid shall be exclusive of the
Clerk's registry fee and the documentary
stamp tax on the Certificate of Title. In the
event of a successful third party bid, the
third party successful bidder shall pay,
in addition to the bid amount, the clerk's
registry fee and any and all documentary
stamp tax on the Certificate of Title no later
than 4:00 p.m. Central Time on the date of
the public sale set forth above.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS FILED IN THE CAPTIONED
ACTION, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Persons with a disability who need
special accommodations must notice the
individual signed below not later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding which is
the subject of this notice to insure that rea-
sonable accommodations are available.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court, this 9th day of January, 2012

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Is/ By: Tracey Marsh
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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982P

NOTICE OF RULE DEVELOPMENT
BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF WALTON
COUNTY. FLORIDA

The School Board of Walton County,
Florida, pursuant to the provisions of Sec-
tion 120.54, Florida Statutes, hereby gives
notice that it is developing policy and pro-
cedures for the pedagogical use of social
media outlets in the Walton County School
District, and which, after adoption, will be-
come part of the School Board Rules. The
specific legal authority for the proposed
additions to the School Board Rules is
Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43,
1006.09, and 1006.147, Florida Statutes.
Any interested persons may obtain a pre-
liminary draft of the proposed Policy and
Procedures for Social Media Usage from
Toni Norman, 145 Park Street, Suite 2, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32435. telephone
number (850) 892-1100, at no cost.

CARLENE H. ANDERSON
Superintendent of Schools


Walton County School District

January 19, 2012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 11 CP 232

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN GARBER CULLEN

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
John Garber Cullen. deceased, whose
date of death was August 15. 2011. is
pending in the Circuit Court for Waton
County. Florida. Probate Division, the
address of which is Clerk of Courts. Pro-
bate Division, 571 US Highway 90 East.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and of the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

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

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

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

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this no-
tice is January 19, 2012.

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE,
Is/ JUDY M. CULLEN
1272 Scenic Gulf Drive, Unit 1004
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

MATTHEWS JONES & HAWKINS, LLP,
Is/ John W. Hawkins
4475 Legendary Drive
Destin, Florida 32541
Tel: (850) 837-3662
Fax: (850) 654-1634
Attorney for Petitioner


January


19, 26, 2012


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

ROCKMAN RECOVERY & TOWING
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
02/03/2012, 09:00 am at 1207B US
HIGHWAY 331 S DEFUNIAK SPGS, FL
32435-3398, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ROCK-
MAN RECOVERY & TOWING reserves
the right to accept or reject any andlor
all bids.

.2000 TOYOTA
5TBRT3419YS001264

itc: January 19, 2012
985P

NOTICE

You are hereby notified that the Post
Disaster Redevelopment Plan Stakehold-
ers will hold a meeting on Wednesday,
January 25, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Freeport
City Hall Board Room located at 112 Hwy.
20 West, Freeport, FL 32439.

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

By: Janet Trinka, Planning Assistant
Walton County Planning & Development
Services Division


January 19, 2012


NOTICE

Tharp and Sons Mini Storage in De-
Funiak Springs, FL. will hold a sale on
these units for non-payment of rent. In
accordance with the FL. Statute Act. 83-
801-83-809. Tenants will have until 2/1/12
to pay in full. No checks are accepted.

1.Leann Wagganer
Ponce De Leon, FL. 32455

2. Unknown


2tc: January 19, 26,
987P


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 11CP218
i
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PEARLIE MAE COLE
a/k/a PEARLIE MAY COLE,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
PEARLIE MAE COLE a/k/a PEARLIE
MAY COLE, deceased, whose date of
death was November 1, 2010; File Num-
ber 11CP218, is pending in the Circuit
Court for WALTON County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 571
U.S. Highway 90 East, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedents 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 NO-
TICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
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-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2012


The date of first publication of this no-
tice is January 19, 2012.
Derek B. Alvarez. Esquire FBN: 114278
dba@gendersalvarez.com
Anthony F Dieddue, Esquire FBN:
146528
afdgendersavarez.co
GENDERS ALVAREZ DIECIDUE, PA
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-
5222
MARGARET E. ARCABASCIO
Personal Representative
P.O. Box 849
Bonray, FL 32425
2tc January 19, 26. 2012
988P
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Walton County Technical Review
Committee will hold a public hearing on
Wednesday. February 1. 2012. at 8:30
am at the South Walton Courthouse An-
nex In Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
The following items we scheduled for re-
view and action:
Alvs Beach Lavdown and Storae Yard
- Project Number 11-00100039 being re-
viewed by Mac Carpenter This is a minor
development order application submit-
ted by EBSCO Gulf Coast Development
Inc. requesting to construct a laydown
and storage yard on 1.1 acres with a fu-
ture land use of Traditional Neighborhood
Development Area. The project is located
on the north side of CR 30A within the
Alys Beach PUD and identified by parcel
numbers) 26-3S-18-16000-027-0010 and
27-3S-18-16000-027-0030.
Lapis Landing Bed & Breakfast- Project
number 12-00100004 being reviewed by
Mac Carpenter. This is a major develop-
ment order application submitted by Em-
erald Coast Associates, Inc., requesting
approval of a 6,634 square foot bed and
breakfast on 0.84 acres with a future land
use of Neighborhood Infill. The project is
located approximately 850 feet north of
the intersection of Mack Bayou and East
Mack Bayou on the east side of Mack Bay-
ou Road and identified by parcel number
24-2S-21-42270-000-0176.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, whenever any board of commis-
sioner of any state agency or authority, or
of any agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or othey political
subdivision, which has scheduled a meet-
ing at which official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting, a written request by a physically
handicapped person to attend the meeting
directed to the chairperson or director of
such board, commission, agency, or au-
thority, such chairperson or director shall
provide a manner by which such person
may attend the meeting at its scheduled
site or reschedule the meeting to a site
which would be accessible to such per-
son.
In accordance with Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, all persons are advised
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 19. 26, 2012
989P
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Walton County Design Review
Board will hold a regular public meeting
to hear projects beginning at 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday. February 2. 2012 at the South
Walton County Courthouse Annex lo-
cated at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 The
Board wil hear the following items
1. BODACIOUS CONSIGNMENT & DE-
StN (Project Number 11-001-00038)
This is a sign application submitted by A
World of Signs, requesting approval for a
building sign measuring 36 inches x 163
inches for a total of 40 75 square feet and
a monument sign measuring 8.0 feet X
10.0 feet for a total of 80 square feet The
site is at 13381-A U.S Highway 98 West
paree number 29-2S-21-42100-000-
0010).
2 HOLIDAY PLAZA MASTER SIG-
NAGE PLAN AMENDMENT (Project
Number 12-001-00001) This is a sign ap-
plication submitted by A World of Signs,
requesting approval to amend the Holi-
day Plaza Master Signage Plan to des-
ignate an anchor tenant qualifying for
Type II building sign standards. The site
is at 12273 U.S. Highway 98 West (parcel
number 29-2S-21-42171-000-00A0).
The Design Review Board will make a
recommendation on major developments
to the Board of County Commissioners re-
garding these items either to approve, ap-
prove with conditions or to deny. Any iten
that is tabled will be scheduled for a future
Design Review Board meeting and will
not go forward to the Planning Commis-
sion until the Design Review Board makes
a recommendation. In matters regard-
ing deviations from the Scenic Corridor
guidelines, as adopted in Section 13 of the
Walton County Land Development Code,
the decision by the Design Review Board
are final decisions. Pursuant to Section
9.06.06 of the Walton County Land De-
velopment Code, any decision or deter-
mination of the Board which is contested
by an applicant with regard to application
or interpretation of the standards shall be
referred to the Board of Adjustment for ap-
peal hearing.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, whenever any board or commis-
sioner of any state agency or authority, or
of any agency or authority of any county,
municipal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a meet-
ing at which official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting, a written request by a physically
handicapped person to attend the meet-
ing, directed to the chairperson or director
of such board, commission, agency, or au-
thority, such chairperson or director shall
provide a manner by which such person
may attend the meeting at its scheduled
site or reschedule the meeting to a site
which would be accessible to such per-
son.


In accordance with
Florida Statutes, all
that, if a person de
decision made by tl
commission with re
considered at such r
or she will need a r
ings, and that, for su
may need to ensure
of the proceedings is
includes the testimoi
which the appeal is t
Please be advised a
2tc: January
990P


New JobsPlus Mobile



One-Stop locations for 2012


The Workforce Develop-
ment Board of Okaloosa
and Walton counties and its
JobsPlus One-Stop Centers
are excited to announce new
regular stops for the Job-
sPlus Mobile Unit. The new
locations will allow addi-
tional services to be offered
to both job seekers and em-
ployers alike.

The schedule of events in-
cludes:
The Paxton City Hall on
the first Tuesday of each
month from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
The Freeport City Hall on
the first Thursday of every
month from 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
The BX/PX on Hurlburt
Field on the second Tues-
day of every month from 10
a.m.- 2 p.m.
The BX/PX on Eglin on


the second Wednesday of
every month from 10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
The Niceville Kmart on
the second Thursday of ev-
ery month from 9 a.m.- 2
p.m.
The Destin Library on
the third Thursday of every
month from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Silver Sands Outlet on
the fourth Wednesday of ev-
ery month from 10 a.m.- 2
p.m.
The South Walton Li-
brary on the fourth Thurs-
day of every month from 10
a.m.- 2 p.m.

During the events, job-
seekers will be able to reg-
ister in the EmployFlorida
Marketplace database en-
abling them to search and
apply for open positions.


Qualified individuals need-
ing to apply for unemploy-
ment compensation will be
able to do so onboard the
Mobile JobsPlus vehicle. The
Mobile One-Stop staff will
also be available to answer
questions and to provide di-
rection for those seeking ad-
ditional training, education
and/or career support.
The 40-foot diesel, Mobile
One-Stop vehicle is equipped
with 12 computer stations
with internet access via sat-
ellite, flat screen televisions
both inside and outside for
training and class presenta-
tions, outdoor canopy, sound
system and a generator to
provide its own power and is
handicapped accessible.
Businesses are also en-
couraged to stop by to learn
how JobsPlus can help to


provide services such as cus-
tomized employee training
services, mass hiring, ap-
plicant screening and Rapid
Response services for busi-
nesses faced with layoffs.
For detailed information
on the event or on JobsPlus,
visit www.jobsplusonestop.
com or contact Trisha King
at tking@jobsplus02.com or
at 267-7161.

About JobsPlus The
JobsPlus mission is to en-
sure that every citizen has
the opportunity and skills
necessary to engage in
meaningful employment
throughout Okaloosa and
Walton counties, and that
every business has access to
educated, trained, and pre-
pared employees that meet
their needs.


Panhandle Outdoors




LIVE starts Jan. 18


The Natural Resource
Extension Agents of the
University of Florida Insti-


tute of Food and Agricultur-
Sections are advised al Science (UF/IFAS) pres-
ecides to appeal any ent Panhandle Outdoors
he board, agency, or LIVE, a series of guided
aspect to any matter
meeting or hearing, he field excursions highlight-
ecord of the proceed- ni c cal a-
ch purpose, he or she ing unique ecological fea-
that a verbatim record tures throughout northwest
s made, which record Florida. All excursion sites
ny and evidence upon
to be based, are special places, 'most
accordingly. are protected, many,.,are
unique. in ..the :Souaheast
19, 26, 2012 US, and some $^ve global
significance. The Florida
Panhandle boasts a diver-
sity, of landscape features
resulting from uncommon
combinations of underlying
rock, elevation, groundwa-
ter and surface waters. This
diversity of water-dominat-
ed landscape features has


allowed hotspots of high
biodiversity to evolve and
flourish here. How familiar
are you with these world-
renowned natural resources
right here in our own back-
yard? Trips begin in Janu-
ary 2012 .and run monthly
through November 2012.
Participants can choose to
attend as many or as few
of the individual events as
they wish.
The expedition schedule
is as follows:
Jan. 18: Leon Sinks
& Wakulla Springs
Feb. 16: Florida Cav-
erns & Falling Waters
March 15: Eglin AFB
Seepage Slopes and Fire
Ecology
April 4: Bear Creek


Educational Forest & Gar-
den of Eden Trail
May 11: Perdido
River Canoe Trip
June 6: Navarre
Beach Tour and Kayak Trip
Aug. 22: Ochlock-
onee River Canoe Trip
Sept. 20: St. Andrews
State Park, Snorkeling
Oct. 11: Hiking at
Tate's Hell
Nov. 14: Hiking at
Torreya State Park
Each day starts at 9:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST or
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Depending on location, mod-
erate walking, hiking, swim-
ming and/or paddling may
bb involved. Lunch, park
entry fees and rentals will
be provided for each partici-


pant (18 and up only) at a
cost of $30 per class. Regis-
tration is available at pan-
handleoutdoorslive2012.
eventbrite.com. Space is
limited, so register early.
Necessary equipment and
clothing will vary based on
weather and location, par-
ticipants should wear stur-
dy shoes and bring drinking
water, sunscreen and a cam-
era on each trip. Transpor-
tation to each location will
be facilitated by carpooling
and some counties may be
able to provide transporta-
tion.
For more information,
contact Brooke Saari,
bsaari@ufl.edu via email or
by phone at (850) 689-5850
or (850) 892-8172.


Register now for the 2012




Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic


Register now to play in
the 2012 Sacred Heart Char-
ity Golf Classic on Monday,
April 23 at Burnt Pine Golf
Club at Sandestin Golf and
Beach Resort. Proceeds
from the 11th Charity Golf
Classic will support the new
Sacred Heart Cancer Center
and future cancer services
expansions for the Emerald
Coast.

The Sacred Heart Char-
ity Golf Classic has become
the signature fund raising
event for Sacred Heart Hos-
pital on the Emerald Coast.
Its success is a direct result
of the time, talent and re-
sources of many leaders in
our community. Since its in-
ception in 2002, this annual
golf classic has raised more
than $2.3 million for Sacred
Heart, ensuring access to
high quality, compassionate
healthcare close to home.
The Charity Classic dem-
onstrates a true team effort
between strategic partners,
such as Sandestin Golf and
each Resort, Burnt Pine
Golf Club, Howard Group,
Grand Boulevard, Silver
Sands Factory Stores, St.
Joe Company, Troon Golf
and, not to mention help
from more than 100 dedi-
cated volunteers since 2002.


The tournament has sup-
ported a variety of areas at
the hospital, including the
surgery department, Olson
Women's Diagnostic Center,
Family Birth Place, ICU,
preoperative nurse station
and the new Judy & Steve
Turner Heart and Vascular
Center set to open in spring
2012.
Originally organized by
a few Sandestin homeown-
ers, the tournament quickly
grew into an event for the
entire community. Tourna-
ment chairs for the past 10
years include Phil Hummel
(02), Jack McGill ('03), Char-
lie White (04), Peter Burke
(05), Phil Spizale ('06), Mike
Vorst (07), Joe Ausley (08
and '11), Joe Zito ('09), and
Chris Kelleher ('10). Lead-
ing the charge this year are
Mike Beam and Joe Ausley.
The 2012 golf tournament
will include an exciting for-
mat change. This year, local
golf pros will be competing
against one another while
also playing with the regis-
tered foursomes. This new
format will up the competi-
tion and excitement, while
enabling players to interact
with local pros. Player entry
fees range from $1.250 for
individual golfers to $5,000
for each foursome. Spon-


SACRED HEART CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC is teeing up for an April start. Funds raised will go toward the new Sa-
cred Heart Cancer Center and future cancer services expansions for the Emerald Coast.


sorship levels range from a
$1,000 Hole Sponsor to the
$25,000 Eagle Sponsor. For
additional tournament in-
formation, click the Charity
Classic logo at www.sacred-
heartemerald.org, or con-
tact the Sacred Heart Foun-
dation at (850) 278-3700 or
shf-emeraldcoast@shhpens.


org.
Located in the Mack
Bayou Center in Santa
Rosa Beach, the new cen-
ter will provide outpatient
treatment services and of-
fices for cancer specialists.
With 12 semi-private che-
motherapy infusion chairs,
two private chemotherapy


infusion beds, six patient
exam rooms and an infusion
pharmacy, the new center
will enable Sacred Heart to
provide quality service, com-
fort, privacy, convenience
and safety to our patients.
The new building has twice
the space of the existing of-
fices located in the Medical


Office Building adjacent to
the hospital. The Cancer
Center will occupy the first
floor of the new building and
is expected to open in early
2012. Any monies raised ex-
ceeding the initial campaign
goal will go toward future
Emerald Coast cancer ser-
vices expansions.


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I.,
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GARRISON STARR captivated the audience at LaBotun a's with her deeply personal:
songs about family, religion, and loving one's self.


DAPHNE WILLIS, 23, opened for John Oates at Caliza in Alys Beach Friday night.


FESTIVAL CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


MIKE WHITTY had the
audience singing along with
catchy tunes such as "Motel
6 Alabama."


LaBotana in Seagrove Sat-
urday night. The night be-
fore, I'd seen the legendary
John Oates play at Caliza
in Alys Beach, only to fall
in love with his opener, Chi-
cago native Daphne Willis.
A powerhouse voice with
an unbelievable range, Wil-
lis captivated the audience
with her original tunes and
candid humor. The demand
for an encore and wait at
her merchandise table-an
occurrence I haven't before
experienced at 30A-left no
doubt. Willis is an indisput-
able star. She talked about
her move to Nashville and
her latest album, Because I
Can, produced by Vanguard,
from which "Sad" will be
featured in the final season
of One Tree Hill.
At only 23, Willis' pro-
fessional story is the stuff


dreams are made of. The
head of Vanguard and Welk
Music Group heard her self-
released tracks on an Amer-
ican Airlines flight in 2007
and tracked her down at a
time when she had no inten-
tion of looking for a record
deal. Her third album is due
this spring and is available
on Amazon and Itunes.
A couple from Navarre,
now dedicated Willis fans,
had the same experience,
"We went to see John Oates
last night and couldn't get
over how good she is," they
said of Willis. "Now we're
following her all weekend."
Everyone with whom I
spoke at the festival had
a similar story about the
breakout artist who took
30A hostage:
"Here to see Daphne,"
"Our friends are raving


about her,"
"She is P.- ing to be a su-
.perstar,"
"We came to see the girl
with the goggles,"-the last
remark referring to the
aviator goggles Willis wears
around her neck in every
performance, a reference to
the cover image of Because I
Can and her sky-is-the-limit
attitude.

While veterans like Jef-
frey Steele and John Oates
are the draw, it's the up-
and-coming artists like Wil-
lis who make 30A Songwrit-
ers Festival the success it
is. Music lovers know when
they are in the presence of
greatness, and 30A offers
the opportunity to be on the
inside track of who will be
tomorrow's biggest musi-
cians.


JOE LEATHERS is anything but a group of average Joes, having written for Tim McGraw, Kenney Ch'sneyand
more.


JOHN OATES treated the audience to tunes from his new
blues album, "Mississippi Mile."


BILL GARRETT, Roy Schneider, and Matthew Kahler combined their unique styles, playing by ear on each other's
songs.


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