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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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DeFuniak herald
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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: February 2, 2012
Publication Date: 1993-
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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888


BUNKO
NIGHT
RAISES
FUNDS
FOR
CANCER .,
SOCIETY

Blount House becomes a 'den of charity.
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VOLUME 123 NUMBER 5 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 750 PER COPY


INSIDE


BCC HEARS
RECOMMENDATION
AND COMMENT
ON 331 BRIDGE
Public hearing on
on .proposed tax in-
crease set for Feb.
14. 1-C


DFS City Council appoints


committee to investigate safety


of golf cart travel on city streets


By REID TUCKER
Certain streets within
DeFuniak Springs city lim-
its could soon be opened to
travel by golf carts, pending
safety studies authorized by
a committee newly appoint-
ed by the City Council.


The selection of the five-
person panel, comprising
City Councilman Mac Work,
Assistant City Manager Bill
Holloway, City Marshal
Mark Weeks, Planning Di-
rector Greg Scoville, and
City Manager Sara Bowers,


received a straight 4-0 v6te
at a special meeting held
Monday, Jan. 30.
The primary issue to be
handled by the committee is
to determine whether or not
some' city streets can be safe-
ly traversed by golf carts, for


which Bowers, who asked to
convene the special meet-
ing, said it was necessary to
implement traffic studies in
compliance with state regu-
lations. She also said it was
important for the committee
to begin looking into these


surveys before the Council's
next regular meeting the
following, week, hence call-
ing for the special meeting.
The exact nature the stud-
ies will take and when they

See GOLF CART 3-A


ATTORNEY TO
TURN OVER
PUBLIC RECORDS
IN CHAT HOLLEY
CASE
Lawsuit. proceed-
ing through court.
1-C



AROUND TOWN.
WITH
CHAUTAUQUA
ASSEMBLY 2012
Photos of events,
.exhibits. 11-A



PAXTON/BAKER
GAMES A WIN FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS
Bobcat fans enjoy
memorable Senior
Night. 10-B



ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
5-C

CLASSIFIED 7-C

OUTDOORS 2-C

ARRESTS 10-A

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Freeport Council


still smarting about


cable installation


By BEN GRAFTON
At the Freeport City
Council meeting of Jan, 26,
Preble-Rish engineer Char-
lie Cotton reported that
pipe for the North Bay wa-
ter. main project has been
installed to a point about
1 1/2 miles east of Eastern
Street and that Eglin Air
Force Base officials met
with the engineers at the
work site last week to dis-
cuss archeological and en-
vironmental subjects. He
reminded the Council of the
incident in which a Century
Link crew installed cable
by surface excavation in a
zone where the city holds an
easement and is required to
use directional drilling and
archeological supervision to
perform its work. The city's
contractor will be actively
working next week and no
delays are expected.
Referring to the Cen-
tury Link episode, Mayor
Mickey Marse advised the
Council that Eglin seems to
have two sets of rules: one
for .telephone companies
and another one for other
people. The city is prepar-
ing letters to send to the
base commander and to its
local representative about
the way the Air Force has
handled this issue.
'According to Cotton, the
contractor has done most
of the important portion
of work, funded under the
energy grant, on the pump
modifications in the sewer
plant.
Cotton also told the Coun-


cil that the pipe line for the
Wagon Wheel well project
has already been permitted,
that other design work is
under way and engineering
is ready to submit the appli-
cation for the well permit.
In other business: 'City
Planner Latilda Henninger
distributed copies of a list
of registered Freeport busi-
nesses.' The list included
the business name, its ad-
dress, principle service and
number of employees. There
were a total of 611 employed
by the registered businesses
in 2011. C.W. Roberts Con-
tracting, with 120 workers,
was the largest employer in
the city. Registrations are
still being added to the list.
Referring to the port,
Henninger reminded the
Council of the opportuni-
ty for participation in the
Florida Department of Eco-
nomic Opportunity's Work-
ing Waterfront Program.
This program is designed to
assist the community in im-
proving economic activity in
its port facilities. A resolu-
tion to commit Freeport and
Walton County to joint par-
ticipation in the program
has already been prepared
'and signed by county offi-
cials. The Council approved
a motion for Marse to sign
this resolution for the city.
City Attorney Clayton
Adkinson advised that he
would be present in March
and April when depositions
in the matter of the termi-


See CABLE 2-A


Fl 'NDING FOR fire rescue services in'Walton County u'as discussed at the Jan. 24 Wal-
ton County Board of County Commissioners meeting, and comm issioners approved agree-
ments contain ing payments to the Argyle and Liberty fire districts.



Taxpayer group stresses


fire funding issues


By DOTTY NIST
Walton County com-
missioners have approved
agreements with two north-
of-the-bay fire districts, Ar-
gyle and Liberty, providing
for these fire districts' co-
operation with the county'
government in serving Wal-
ton County residents. The
agreements include a one-
year payments of $72,265 to
Argyle and one of $94,804 to
Liberty, with one-fourth of
the funds going to Liberty
to be deducted to reimburse
the financing of a Liberty
Fire District truck by the
county.
The agreements run.


through Sept. 30.
The approvals took place
at the Jan. 24 Walton Couin-
ty Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) regular meet-
ing at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex.
Prior to the commission--
ers voting on the agree-
ments, a representative of
the Walton County Taxpay-
ers Association (WCTA) ad-
dressed the BCC, calling for
the development of an over-
all plan to address funding
for fire rescue services..
Bonnie McQuiston told
the commissioners that for
several years the WCTA
had been asking for a "fair
and equitable" funding plan


for these services.
McQuiston. stated that
taxpayers south of the bay
fund not only the South
Walton Fire District's $11
million annual budget---but
also, through their taxes,
pay 77 percent of Walton
County Fire Rescue's $7.7-
plus million budget and
receive no services for that
expenditure, since south
Walton County is not in
.Walton County Fire Res-
cue's north-of-the-bay ser-
vice area.
McQuiston reminded the
commissioners that in Octo-
ber 2011, prior to the BCC
See FUNDING 9-A


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AS A PART OF A CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY Arbor Day tree planting ceremony DeFuniak Springs Mayor Harold
Carpenter read a proclamation declaring Jan. 26 to be Arbor Day in the city. At right, Chief William Weatherford and
President Andrew Jackson were on hand for the Arbor Day luncheon. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2012


Nancy Hasty hard at work



on Grit & Grace script


By BRUCE COLLIER
Nancy Hasty will not have
to wait on the script for the
production of Grit & Grace
that she will be directing
for this summer. The Crest-
view native, who currently
lives in Pennsylvania and
works in New York, is also
the playwright. Hasty was
in DeFuniak Springs last
week to meet with the Grit
& Grace board and audition
potential cast members.
This year's production of
the Walton County folk-life
drama will be based on the
real-life stories of Walton


County residents who lived
and made their livings on
the waters in and around
the county. Hasty spent last
week meeting actors and
production staff, and do-
ing a great deal of traveling
and listening. She ate at the
Bruce Cafe, and stopped by
Eden Gardens, fish camps,
the Hotel DeFuniak, and
county commissioners' of-
fices, generally covering a
lot of ground and doing a lot
of listening. "Everyone was
generous with their time,"
she said.
Hasty brings an impres-


sive resume to this produc-
tion. Her plays The Director
and Florida Girls (a one-
woman show that Hasty
performs) have been pro-
duced off-Broadway, and
Lawnchairs was produced
in Scranton, Pa. She also
has a string of acting credits
off-Broadway and in other
New York venues.
Hasty expressed her opti-
mism at the turnout for au-
ditions. Seeing the potential
cast members will be help-
ful to Hasty in outlining
and writing the script. "It's
nice to know ages, faces,


types," she said. As for the
.final story and plot, that is
still up in the air, pending
further research into stories
and ideas. As with previous
shows, there will be music,
with both original and tra-
ditional tunes under consid-
eration. She has returned
home to work on the script,
and will be back in the area
in early summer to begin re-
hearsals.
Grit & Grace is scheduled
to run July 20 22 at Walton
High School in DeFuniak
Springs. For information on
the show, call 892-9578.


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CABLE

nated Fire Department em-
ployee are taken.
The Council approved the
continuing engineering ser-
vice contract with Preble-
Rish.
With regard to engineer-
ing services, Marse indi-
cated he did not think the
city needed two engineering
firms under contract, but
if the need arose, then .the
city could get another firm
at that time. The Council
agreed with this position.
Councilman Harold
Taunton reviewed the sta-
tus of efforts to have no-


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


wake signs installed at the
port and south on Four Mile
Creek and of discussions
with Dawn Griffin of the
Fish and Wildlife Commis-
sion (FWC), to get permits
for the signs. He found that
permit application and en-
forcement rules are so re-
strictive that it would be
very difficult to comply with
the regulations.
After discussion, Coun-
cilman Earl King proposed
that, in lieu of no-wake
signs, the city install signs
at the boat ramps asking
boaters to use safe boat-


ing practices and observe
slower speeds. The Council
approved following this ap-
proach.
Councilwoman Elizabeth
Brannon reported that she
and City Clerk Robin Haynes
attended the West Florida
League of Cities meeting
in 'Greenville. The League
wants its members to sup-
port these three resolutions:
1. Support reform of the po-
lice and firemen's pension
plan; 2. Support a request
for review of the health of
the Florida aquifer; and 3.
Support a petition to have


Walton County emergency


responders meet for


f'Active Shooter"' exercise


AMTRAK service restored
in this area.
For the Council's infor-
mation, Marse announced
that a historical sign will be
put up at the Masonic Hall.
The sign will provide infor-
mation about the building:
when it was first put up,
when it burned, when it was
reconstructed in 1903 and
that it has been in continu-
ous service ever since.
Councilman Ray Jackson
reported that the Sewer De-
partment has two pick-up
trucks that have become so
unreliable that they spend
more time in the shop than
they do on the road. Funds
to provide new trucks were
not included in the budget.
A motion was made and ap-
proved to have specifications
drawn up for two new full
sized pick-up trucks with
V-8 engines.
Haynes advised the Coun-
cil that work is underway to
draw up a lighting proposal
for the sidewalk along SR-
20. o


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The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) hosted
an "active shooter" mock
exercise last week with area
law enforcement, medical,
school, fire another emer-
gency response agencies to
evaluate protocols used in
the event of a school shoot-
ing. "Preparation is key to
mitigation," said Sheriff Mi-
chael A. Adkinson, Jr.
The mock scenario ad-
dressed the multi-agency re-
sponse to a school shooting
and hostage situation at a


Walton County high school.
The scenario depicted a
teenage student who fired
a single shot inside a class-
room containing more than
20 students.
The school administra-
tion, school resource depu-
ties, 911 dispatchers, fire de-
partments, EMS and other
agencies were immediately
notified. The first-respond-
ers arrived to the scene and
worked together to imple-
ment plans designed to safe-
ly resolve the incident.


The tabletop exercise,
hosted in the WCSO Emer-
gency Management Divi-
sion's conference room, fo-
cused heavily on the safe
evacuation of students and
consistent inter-agency
and public communication.
The exercise was designed
for agencies to identify
strengths and areas for im-
provement to effectively
implement an all-hazards
approach to emergency
planning, response and re-
covery.


Freeport Relay for Life hosts

spaghetti dinner and bingo


February is
National Pet Dental Health Month.

Does your pet's breath stink... a lot?
First, some bad news: persistent stinky
breath can be a sign of periodontal disease.

lust a bit more bad news: 100%0 of
pets are unable to wear dentures.


Now, the better news: Dr. Blackwood will be offering
FREE dental exams for your pets!


Contact Walton County Animal Clinic for more information.
o1640 US HWY 90 We-t
850 892.5874 160 US canimalclinic.com
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433


The Freeport Relay for
Life is hosting a spaghetti
dinner and bingo night on
Saturday, Feb. 18 from 5 8
p.m. at the Freeport Com-
munity Center. The dinner


will feature spaghetti, bread
and a drink for $7. Carry-
out meals are available.
Bingo players can purchase
cards for $1 each in order to
play for a variety of prizes.


All proceeds benefit the
American Cancer Society.
For more information, con-
tact Leigh Wilson at (850)
259-8871.


Freeport driver"


injured in


Okaloosa County


collision


Two motorists, one a
Freeport resident, sustained
minor injuries in an accident
th., took place on Jan. 23 on
.;1: 123, just south of SR-85,
in 1I :i1.,,.-.i County. The ac-
cident took place at 6 p.m.
T1,- l,'IrIl, Highway
Patrol (FHP) report states
that two vehicles were both
traveling south on SR-123,
their i. i-, I\, drivers and
sole occupants Steven M.
M:arI, i; 1 I''r Fpnil, and
Sarah E. Hudson, 24, of Fort


Walton Beach. The FHP
report states that Marcus
pulled onto the west shoul-
der of the road and pro-
ceeded to make a U-turn. In
doing so, his vehicle turned
back into Hudson's path.
Hudson's vehicle collided
with Marcus' vehicle.
Both motorists received
minor injuries. Both were
wearing seatbelts, and alco-
hol was not a factor. Marcus
was cited for making an im-
proper U-turn.


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will be carried out has yet to
be announced, but Bowers
said any plan involving the
crossing of state or county
roads will also require ap-
proval from those respective
concerned governmental
bodies or departments.
The idea to open roads
with posted speed limits of
less than 35 mph first came
up several months back
at a City Council meeting,
and since then the Council
members have been push-
ing to establish a committee
to investigate the feasibil-


ity of such a plan. Bowers
said the main idea behind
allowing golf cart traffic is
to grant easier access to the
downtown area,' and pos-
sibly even retail locations
along U.S. 331 South, to the
elderly or those who simply
do not want to burn gasoline
in their cars to travel dis-
tances of no more than a few
miles.
More details are likely
to arise at next week's City
Council meeting, set for
Monday, Feb. 6.


THE WALTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS recently donated nine live oak trees in recognition of Arbor Day to
area schools. On hand to accept the donation were Mike Goodchild (1) Eddie Powell, Jakobe Campbell, Jana Currid, Prici-
pal Tripp Hope, Koleman Truett, Diana Kish, Christy Gibson, and Len Ross. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


BCC seeking ways to support


Walton Correctional Institute


By DOTTY NIST
County commissioners
have asked staff to research
how they may be able to sup-
.port Walton Correctional
Institute (WCI) in the light
of the state's recent move to
close and privatize prisons
in a number of areas.
William Bishop, an em-
ployee of WCI, addressed
the Walton County Board
of County Commissioners
.(BCC) at its Jan. 24 regular
meeting. Bishop noted that
the officers and staff of the
facility number approxi-
mately 300.
Bishop warned that the
state is now closing a num-
ber of prisons, resulting in
job loss---and also privatiz-
ing other prisons, which can
shift some operational costs
taxpayers in local areas.
He nreti.ed th-at \'C1 has
no special programs, which


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for closure.
SDistrict 3 Commissioner
Larry Jones responded that
he believed the commission
as a whole was in support of

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WCI continuing to operate.
"That institution has
been such a win-win for
Walton County," said Dis-
trict 4 Commissioner Sara
Comander.


County staff was directed
to research ways to support
WCI staying in operation.
This information will be
presented to the BCC at a
future meeting.


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Editorial Comment



*PERSONAL

COMMENTS

*LETTERS

TO THE

EDITOR


Editorial Comment


Who Do You


Hate the Least?

By BRUCE COLLIER


I read a brief but disturbing piece in the most recent is-
sue of The Week, on the subject of disgust. Apparently it's
a hot topic among those who study human behavior. Aside
from determining our everyday life choices from meals to
marriage it was suggested that it may be a factor in this
year's presidential campaign and election. Potential candi-
dates are spending unprecedented sums of super-political
action committee (PAC) money digging up and slinging dirt
at their opponents. What they can't find, they invent, spin
or otherwise distort to ugliness. The happy choice then be-
comes which guy offends me the least?
The current I-Hate-You modd of the country may have
engendered it, or it may be feeding the mood of the country.
Either way, Decision 2012 is shaping up to be a benchmark
in dirty politics. No one tries to stand above it for the same
reason desperate gamblers keep raising they have to do
it to stay in the game. Or so the wisdom goes. President
Obama has the incumbent's advantage of letting others
handle the nastiness for now, but eventually he will have to
stand toe-to-toe with Mr. Whoever, and I have no doubt he
will do what his advisers tell him he has to do to win. And
so it goes.
I have read defenses of dirty politics made on the grounds
of free speech, that is, that it's better to have loose,.damag-
ing campaign talk than to have someone else controlling
the debate. My problem with that argument is that (1) I
have increasing doubts about whether speech in America is
actually free anymore anyway; and (2) Why can't the candi-
dates themselves control the debate?
It seems negative political campaigns are hard-wired
into our syN-tem becau-e- they'-re hard-wired into us. Like
many other forms of questionable human activity, we have
to indulge in it until it reaches the point of nausea, then we
step back, shaking our heads like blacked-out survivors of a
frat party, and ask, "how could we have done this?"-Unfor-
tunately, calling it a subject for scientific study also raises
the possibility that we will now have a biological excuse for
it. Baby, we were born this way!
Come November 2012, we are going to have a president,
either a rehired Mr. Obama or a new Mr. Whoever. It's pro-
verbial Beltway wisdom that politicians can just get up from
the mat, hose off the mud, shake hands and get on with the
business of governing in a civilized, bipartisan way.
I almost wrote that without laughing. Campaigning
styles matter, because they give us a not-so-subtle look at
what a candidate is willing to do and say to achieve office.
As your grandmother might ask the winner, "Are you going
to govern with that mouth?"



Editor,
1. Politicians are quite content to major on minors and
leave God out. It is as though they think God is no longer
the God of miracles and is dead. God controls everything
that happens and his right arm of power and strength ex-
tend over all the earth. He knows everything and controls
everything to include our thoughts. Satan is god of this
world being cast out of heaven with all his rebellious an-
gels. Time before Jesus' return to take his children home
is much shorter than any of us realize. God will no longer
tolerate fence straddlers. It's either God and his Holy Spirit
100 percent or else we're destined to be part of the much
larger group that will go through the tribulation period
when Satan will temporarily be given complete control.
2. Let's pray for each of us and encourage our heaven bound
fellow Christians.

Sincerely,
William B. Webster
DeFuniak Springs



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Editor:
Just discovered the following information: 3 percent of
Senate staffers and more than 4 percent of House staff-
ers owed taxes in 2010 equalling $10.6 million. More than
98,000 civilian federal employees were delinquent in 2010


in their taxes equalling $1 BILLION in taxes owed. This
is according to the I.R.S. I just made an appt to have my
taxes done...what kind of a fool am I???
Dale Carr
DeFuniak Springs


I ETERTOTH EITOR


Editor:
RE: Walton County 331 Bridge
Citizens, the reason we cannot get no help from the fed-
eral and state government to build the 331 bridge and the
four laning 331 has nothing to do with us but it has every-
thing to do with our corrupt local government.
Let's make this simple, people of higher power do not
want to get involved with our local government. With prov-
en election fraud, the Ray Sansom indictment and the no
bidding process that this county has been doing forever,
many of the higher officials do not want to get involved
with ongoing investigations of the 331 land scams. Ongo-
ing investigations into Sansom, and Walton County Com-
missioner Larry Jones getting a straight to the top position
with Waste Management when he had no experience, he
himself testified under oath (in another case) to the fact
that he doesn't even know how to work a computer. There is
a bundle of ethic complaints filed against our commission-
ers. : '


SIf you were a higher government official would you give
this county money?
Now the commissioners are going to make us all pay for
their mistakes. That is not fair for us the taxpayers both
north and south. Right now everyone is telling the federal
government to stop with all the spending, and we should
as well be telling our local government no more spending,
not now.
To be reasonable we need to hold off on the bridge until
whoever is going to be arrested gets arrested.
Besides does anyone believe it is really going to cost $300
million dollars to build the bridge?
I personally think there is going to be a lot of this mon-
ey that is not going into the bridge but instead into some
deep pockets. It is always this way, but things are going to
change.
Mike Judkins
:, : ............. . ..: -sMiramar Beach


I ETERTOTH EITR


Editor:
I recently spoke to the owner of a restaurant near 331
in DeFuniak Springs about the widening of the 331 bridge
over the Choctawhatchee Bay. He was completely against a
sales tax to, pay for the bridge. He said the tax would hurt
his business. Doesn't he realize that four-laning 331 from
98 to the Alabama State line would eventually increase his
business tremendously? The economic future of this county
depends on four-laning 331. In order to attract businesses
you need the proper infrastructure to support those busi-
nesses. Have no doubt that good businesses do extensive
studies before they decide to open in a new area. Infrastruc-
ture, including roadways and access, can be a huge decid-
ing factor. Four-laning 331 would definitely make our area
much more attractive to potential businesses. Businesses
mean jobs, jobs mean more people, more people spending
money at local businesses all over the county not just near
the beach. We have the land to support businesses but we
don't have the infrastructure. Sure the economy looks slug-
gish right now but if you look at the history of this country
you know we will pull out of this slump. Where do you want
to be when we do? In a place with few new jobs, dependent
on tourist dollars or in a thriving place with many good
new jobs as well as an even bigger tourist industry? FDOT
has also said that they will widen the rest of 331 only if the
bridge is widened first.
Then there's the fact that Walton County has the second
slowest evacuation times only behind the Florida Keyes.
The question isn't whether a storm-will hit our area; it's
just a matter of when. How many lives would be saved by
four-laning 331?
As for paying for the bridge, if we decide to go with a
sales tax increase, whether it be a 1/2 cent, 3/4 cent or 1
cent, 57 percent of the sales tax would be paid for by tour-
ists. If we go with a toll bridge, tourists would pay very
little, while the majority would be paid by hard working
locals having to cross the bridge every day to get back and
forth to work. A 1-cent sales tax would take about 10 years
to pay off,, a 1/2 cent about 20 years, while it would take 30
years to pay for with a toll bridge. A toll bridge will be con-
trolled by the State Tolling Authority and the county (BCC)
would have no control over the tolls. The toll could be $2 or
$3 but no one knows how much until a study is completed.
A sales tax increase would be controlled by the BCC. The
BCC can put in stipulations that will end the sales tax in-
crease as soon as the bridge is paid for while ending tolls
would be decided by the state alone. The BCC can also add
stipulations that if additional funds become available they
could be used to pay off the bridge early and end the sales
tax increase early.


If a toll bridge is put in the state plans on using an au-
tomated toll system (Sunpass) to collect tolls with NO toll
booths. If a person, a tourist or local, drives across the
bridge without a Sunpass, a picture of their vehicle tag
would be taken and a letter will be sent to the owner of the
vehicle demanding payment of the toll. If a payment is not.
received by the State, the State can suspend the vehicle
owner's driver's license. This seems like a costly and rude
way to handle the administration of a toll bridge.
I've attended many of the public meetings concerning
this issue and many folks, including myself have voiced
their opinion on four-laning 331. They expressed numerous
very good opinions and asked many good questions. Some
stated times are tuff and we can't afford the bridge. I've
stated my opinion on that earlier in this letter. It was also
asked whether a bed tax or part of the 1-cent garbage tax
could be used to pay for the bridge. We were told that for le-
gal reasons neither can be used. One person seemed to have
forgotten that a sales tax does NOT apply to food and many
other purchases. I don't know about you, but a large portion
of purchases I make during the month are for food. One of
the most interesting things I learned was that four-laning,
331 has been considered as far back as the 1960s and yet
it still has not been done. Others mentioned that some lo-
cal bridges have been fully funded by the state or federal
government. Those bridges were completed during better
economic times. You may ask why not wait until times get
better? While I do see this country pulling out of this eco-
nomic slump, I think we will come out of it stronger but in
a different reality. Changing times have led many to say
"Everyone needs to have some skin in the game" and I don't
see that reality changing any time soon even as times get
better. FDOT has offered $150 million in state and federal
funds to pay for the bridge only if the county comes up with
$75 million which would be paid for by a toll bridge or sales
tax increase. If we pass this up the state and federal funds
will go some where else. There's also the fact that we have
been waiting to four-lane 331 since the 1960s.
The BCC will make a decision shortly whether or not to
have a referendum vote and let the people decide what they
want. For legal reasons the vote can only be on whether or
not we want a sales tax increase and how much. If we vote
no on the sales tax the BCC can still decide to have a toll
bridge or not. In my humble opinion I would prefer a 1/2
sales tax increase to pay for the bridge and I feel it's a small
price to pay for our economic future and the safety of our
fellow man.
Richard Fenlon
Ponce de Leon
(Walton County)


Editor: ties. You have a fiduciary responsibility to manage OUR
To all elected officials The country is broke which in- MONEY. I encourage you to honor this public trust. This
cludes our county as well as many cities and especially the is just the beginning. Things are going to get tight. NOW
federal government. You must stop and cut spending. It IS THE TIME for all of you to show some backbone and re-
is a mistake to think that the solution involves more taxes, duce spending, balance your budgets, and shun self-serving
fees, and tolls. NO MORE TAXES! NO MORE FEES! NO politics.
MORE TOLLS! The people can't take any more. We are
fed up with government waste, fraud, abuse, and frivo- Sincerely,
lous spending. So wake up Commissioners and don't just Robert Barley
talk like conservatives, but start governing like conserva- DeFuniak Springs
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DFS Skate Park Grand


Opening planned Feb. 8


The city of DeFuniak
Springs will be having the
grand opening of the De-
Funiak Springs Skate Park
on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 4
p.m. located at the intersec-
tion of Government Street
and N. 10th Street. This
location is just north of the
DeFuniak Springs Commu-
nity Center. The community
is encouraged to attend.


A release and waiver of
liability, assumption of risk,
,and indemnity agreement
must be filled out before use
of the skate park. If the par-
ticipant is a minor (under
18 years of age), the partici-
pant's parent/legal guardian
must also sign a waiver.
Everyone may fill out
a form ahead of time at
City Hall or the DeFuniak


Springs Community Cen-
ter, and may also view/print
each agreement on their
website. Visit their website,
www.defuniaksprings.net,
to view additional informa-
tion about the DeFuniak
Springs Skate Park and to
view/print each agreement.
For more information or
questions contact City Hall
at (850) 892-8500.


DEFUNIAK HERALD'S VERY OWN JEFFREY POWELL shared his expertise on the
Civil War generals at the Chautauqua Assembly on Saturday, Jan. 28. (Photo by Norma
Rediker)


Emerald Coast Advocacy

Center needs volunteers


Intermittent Lane Restrictions

on SR-83 in Walton County


Crews from Terracon
will perform soil testing on
SR- 83 at Juniper Creek
near Davis Drive in Walton
County Wednesday, Feb. 1
through Saturday, Feb. 4.
Motorists can expect inter-
mittent lane restrictions


between the hours of 7 a.n.
and 4 p.m.
Drivers are reminded to
pay attention to the speed
limit when traveling through
the construction area, and
to use caution, especially at


night when driving in work
zgnes.
For more Florida De-
partment of Transportation
District Three information
follow them on twitter @
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The Walton County Farm
Service Agency announce
sign-up payments for Direct
and Countercyclical (DCP)
payments are Jan. 23, 2012
through June 1, 2012.
Deadline to purchase
NAP insurance coverage on
peas, sweet corn, watermel-
ons, perennial peanuts (for-
age), squash beans, canta-
loupe, millet (forage, grazed)
is Feb. 28, 2012.
Reminder all spring and
fall crops must be reported
to the office within 15 days
of planting. Last day to file
acreage report June 30.





Neighborhood
Watch
meeting
scheduled

The Glendale Neighborhood
Watch meeting will be held
on Tuesday Feb. 7, at the
old Glendale School and Fire
Dept. and a pot luck supper
will be held. All citizens in
the area are encouraged to
come.








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Turkey

Shoot set
The Fifth Annual Shoot
for the Cure Turkey Shoot
will be held Feb. 18 at 11
a.m. at the Amvets Post
#178 in DeFuniak Springs.
Registration begins at 10:30
a.m.. Participants will be us-
ing 12 gauge shotguns only
and shots are $3 each. Cash
and prizes will be given to
the winners. Register to win
a $250 Visa Gift Card at Am-
vets now and a winner will
be drawn during the Turkey
Shoot. All proceeds go to the
American Cancer Society.
For more info, contact Me-
lissa Harbin (850)333-3354.


Producers may coine by 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
the office Monday-Friday, (850)892-3712.


or call


The Emerald Coast Ad-
vocacy Center is opening
a Center in downtown De-
Funiak Springs and is look-
ing for volunteers. There
are many volunteer options
such as making cookies,
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COMMUNITY
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BINGO EVERY SUN-
DAY at the VFW: Quarter
games at noon; early birds
at 1 p.m. Regular session at
2 p.m. For more information
call (850) 892-3539.


working front desk, etc. The
mission of the Center is to
prevent child abuse and ne-
glect, protect our children
and restore the lives of child
abuse and neglect victims.
Our children have had to go


to the Center in Niceville in
the past. Call Katie Crowell
at (850) 833-9237 ext. 222 to
volunteer or go online to the
Emerald Coast Advocacy
Center.


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Walton County Farm Service Agency
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CHAUTAUQUA 5K FUN RUN/WALK, sponsored by Dr Michael O'Donnell, Gulf Coast Insulation, Gulf Power and
other local businesses, will be held Saturday Feb.25.



5K Run planned in DFS


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The DeFuniak Springs
Woman's Club has an-
nounced that the fifth annu-
al Chautauqua 5K Fun Run/
Walk, sponsored by Dr Mi-
chael O'Donnell, Gulf Coast
Insulation, Gulf Power ahd
other local businesses, will
be held Saturday Feb. 25.
The event is open to all
runners and walkers, men,
women and children. Regis-
tration will begin at 7 a.m.
at the amphitheater and the
race will start promptly at 8
a.m.
The course will run
through the Historic District
and along the DeFuniak
Springs Lake Yard.


The entry fee on the day
of the race is $20. An Early
Bird registration fee of $15
is available to those who
mail their form and entry
fee by Feb. 11. Registered
participants will receive
a Chautauqua 5K Run T-
shirt. Cash prizes, trophies
and medals will be awarded
to the walkers and runners
in several different catego-
ries.
All proceeds will benefit
the DeFuniak Springs Wom-
an's Club, the oldest civic
group in this historic town.
It was established in 1915 to
better the community. The
club hosts the Christmas


Parade and Halloween Trick
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They donate food to a local
elementary school's back-
pack buddies program and
are a sponsor for the new
Emerald Coast Children's
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Registration forms are
available at The Nook and
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or request a form by email-
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on registration, sponsorship
or to join the Woman's Club
call Chris Guzowski at (850)
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Robert Frost wrote, "Two
roads diverged in a wood and
I-I took the one less trav-
eled by, And that has made
all the difference." Many lay
claim to this poetic excerpt
as their guiding mantra or
favorite quote. I've often
seen it repeated, or distort-
ed, in academia. Typically,
when the quote is read on its
own, it is interpreted with a
sense of great pride and as-
surance that the wisdom to
make unpopular decisions
and walk the lonely path
leads to a destination of
greater fulfillment-indeed,
it is often used as a paral-
lel for the Bible verse Matt.
7:14, "but small is the gate
and narrow is the road that
leads to life, and only a few
find it."
Yet, if one reads the poem
in its entirety, particularly
the last stanza, the author's
purpose becomes more
clear:

"I shall be telling this with
a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages
hence:
Two roads diverged in a
wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled
by,
And that has made all the
difference."

Frost was neither boast-
ing nor advising about his
wisdom, discernment, or the
straight and narrow. Rather
he reflects upon and resigns
himself, with a sigh, to the
choices he made.
Why? Because decisions
are painful-precisely why
some people would rather
stay in bad relationships, at
a dead end job, or miserable
than make one. We can't al-
ways have it both ways, and
more often than not, con-


tradictory feelings rival one
another with equal, valid
fervor. The desire to travel
is combated by the desire
to put down roots and feel
a sense of security and com-
munity. The desire to quit
one's job is frightened away
by the desire to have a roof
and a meal next month. The
desire to go to the gym is
nearly sabotaged by the de-
sire to watch afternoon tele-
vision and pop Chips-Ahoy!
The flip side of every
feeling-the heads and tails
of a coin-can leave us in a
constant whirl, like a quar-
ter that keeps spinning. At
some point, however, we are
going to fall flat on our face
(or tail) and vomit from all
that head-spinning indeci-
siveness.
Who is to say which road
is good or bad, better or best?
The roads are different; the
traveler is the same. The
traveler has the ability to
determine how to. shape the
road he is on. Will he take
out a lamp and light the
way? Will she pick up the
trash as she goes and drop
a few seeds? Will he leave
markers for those who may
come after him?
The traveler is in control
of the road and his journey,
and even the opportunity to
cut a new path.
Does it matter which road
the traveler takes as long
as he is moving toward his
destination? The important
thing, as Frost evidenced, is
to choose a path, albeit with
a sigh. FQr the worst move
a traveler could make is to
let the decision cripple him,
and die in that spot.

I'd love to hear about the
difficult pathways you've
navigated at aeamason@
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Corrections for a

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team hosting Date

Night Steak Dinner


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 din-
ing experience where every-
one 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 supervi-
sion 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 Insti-
tution 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 pur-
chasing tickets is Monday,
Feb. 6, 2012.
Some of the future leaders
of the community from Wal-
ton High School along with
employees of Walton Cor-
rectional will be assisting
in parking and serving each
dinner to guests at their ta-
ble. The culinary arts class
students from Walton High
School will also be assisting
with preparing and plating
the dinner with the direc-
tion of their instructor Ms.
Salee.


There is no better way for
someone to treat their sweet-
heart 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.


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WCDC graduates



practical nursing students


On Dec. 14, 2011 at the
Walton Senior high school
auditorium 16 practical
nursing students from the
spring 2011 day class at
Walton Career Development
Center (WCDC) received
their practical nursing pins
and certificates of comple-
tion during the traditional
evening service for the nurs-
ing graduates that included
lighting of the Nightingale
lamps and reciting of the
Nightingale pledge. The
practical nursing students


wore traditional white uni-
forms and caps for the cer-
emony.
Trecia Meadows, Pro-
gram Director presented the
following awards: Outstand-
ing Scholastic Achievement
Award was presented to
LaCosta Carr and the Gail
Cole Leadership Award was
presented to Michelle Harri-
son. Lynn Harvard, Instruc-
tor presented the Outstand-
ing Bedside Nurse Award to
Michelle Harrison.


FUNDING

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


approving an agreement to
increase the county,' share
in the funding ofr-Freeport's
fire department, the WCTA
had asked for the fire ser-
vices funding inequity issue
to be remedied, along with
inconsistencies in payments
provided to fire districts in
various parts of the county.
Several months later,
with the county now look-
ing at increasing payments
to these two fire districts,
McQuiston complained, the
county had not involved the
WCTA in planning to re-


solve inequities or created
an overall plan for fire res-
cue/funding. "This needs to
be addressed," she said.
County Administrator
Greg Kisela, on board with
the county since summer
2011, agreed on the exis-
tence of a problem with the
lack of rationale for the dis-
tribution of funding for fire
rescue services. He pledged
to begin meetings with
WCTA members within a
few days to begin discus-
sions aimed at resolving the
matter.


Mike Davis, WCDC Prin-
cipal, presented the students
with their school certificate
of completion and school
board member Faye Leddon
was present to congratu-
late the students on their
personal achievements.
Following the presentation
of certificates the practi-
cal nursing students were
pinned by family members
and received their nursing
lamps. Candles were then
lit by instructors Tvwynette
Earley and Lynn Harvard
and a candlelight recita-
tion of the practical nursing
pledge concluded the cer-
emony. Light refreshments


were served after the cer-
emony for all those in atten-
dance.
The practical nursing
program includes 1,350
clock hours of classroom,
lab, and clinical instruction.
Upon successful completion
of the practical nursing pro-
gram and national licensure
exam (NCLEX) the gradu-
ates will be able to pursue a
career as a License practical
nurse. If interested in the
Practical Nursing program
call Walton Career Devel-
opment Center at (850)
892-1240. They are now ac-
cepting applications for the
August 2012 class.


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High School student


arrested for battery on a


law enforcement officer


CHIPOLA FORESTRY CENTER OF THE FLORIDA COAST personnel pictured here
are: Tina Sadler, Connie Johnson, Jim Pridgen, Starla Peters, Tracy Register, and supervi-
sor Marci Glover.

Local Florida Forest Service personnel

receives statewide recognition


By job title, they are
called "duty officers," but af-
ter being recognized for out-
standing service to the resi-
dents of the seven counties
that they serve, six Florida
Forest Service individuals
can now also be called "state
award winners."
The dispatch center for
the Chipola Forestry Center
of the Florida Forest Service
is located in Bonifay and the
duty officers-also affection-
ately called "dispatchers"-
that work from there were
recently recognized with an
"Excellence in Forest Pro-
tection Award" specifically
for their exemplary public
and customer service.
This group of five women
and one man consists of Tina
Sadler, Connie Johnson, Jim
Pridgen, Starla Peters, Tra-
cy Register, and supervisor
Marci Glover. They are in
most cases the link between
the services that the Florida
Forest Service provides and
the members of the public
that is served by the agency
in seven northwest Florida
counties-the most of any
Forestry district in the
state of Florida: Bay, Wal-
ton, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun,
Washington, and Jackson
counties.
Besides answering all


phone calls on a variety
topics ranging from issu-
ing burn authorizations for
landowners to taking wild-
fire or smoke reports from
the public that come in to the
dispatch center, they also
dispatch all Florida Forest
Service wildfire suppression
units throughout all, seven
of those same counties dur-
ing wildfires. These dedicat-
ed duty officers dispatched
crews to 465 fires for 5,108.5
acres and issued 5,358 burn
authorizations last year.
The nomination for this
award for their outstanding
work ethic as a team was
submitted to the state office
by the Holmes and Wash-
ington counties Forest Area
Supervisor, Donnie Sellers.
"I get to see firsthand the
stressful conditions they
work in and I would rather
be out on the fire line... not
to mention the phone calls
they handle with landown-
ers for authorizations, in-
formation on burning, and
explaining why they can't
burn on the days when we
have restrictions. The job
I am describing is done by
only six people counting the
supervisor, who dispatch
for seven counties including
forty six rangers." Sellers
also points out "and they do


all of this in a professional
and courteous manner."
Statewide, the Florida
Forest Service protects
more than 26 million acres
of Florida's natural resourc-
es, homes and business from
wildfire. On average, it pro-
tects the state from 5,026
wildfires per year, result-
ing in 203,000 acres burned,
3,054 homes threatened and
38 homes lost.
For Florida Forest Service
media interviews and photo
and video opportunities, con-
tact Brian Goddin-Wildfire
Mitigation Specialist/ Public
Information Officer: Florida
Forest Service (Chipola For-
estry Center) at 625-6621.
To report a suspicious fire,
call 547-7083. For more
information about the Flor-
ida Forest Service, includ-
ing wildfire information, or
recreational opportunities,
visit the Florida Forest Ser-
vice website at www.fl-dof.
com. The Chipola Forestry
Center of the Florida For-
est Service consists of seven
counties including Bay, Wal-
ton, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun,
Washington, and Jackson
counties. As a note, effective
July 1 2011, the Florida Di-
vision of Forestry returned
to its "original" name-the
Florida Forest Service.


WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people during the
week ending Jan. 29, 2012:

Byron Alexander Dan-
iels, 51, DFS, Battery on of-
ficer/firefighter/EMT x2, re-
sisting w/violence, unarmed
burglary of unoccupied con-
veyance,
Alfonza Boyette Glenn,
36, DFS, Larceny $300
5,000,
Fred Leland Prevost,
33, SRB, Battery by stran-
gulation,
David Lee Mitchem, 49,
DFS, FVOP,
Edward Lamar Adkins,
37, Niceville, Trespass' on
property not structure or
conveyance, unarmed bur-
glary of occupied dwelling,
Jorge Omar Castella-
nos, 26, SRB, Operating mo-
tor vehicle, w/o valid DL,
Billy Wayne Goolsby,
57, Samson, DUI,
Anthony Wayne Jor-
dan, 31, DFS, FVOP,
Christina Jorgenson,
33, SRB, Battery,
Jeremy Arnold Miracle,
24, DFS, DWLSR, posses-
sion of harmful new legend
drug w/o prescription, pro-
'lir i,,' methaqualone or de-
rivative, poss. of marijuana
-20 grams, poss. of drug
~-116, (i1111. or parapherna-

D -1 J,.ffMitchem, 31,
DFS, DWI-'. x2, possession
,of 'Br iii.1:i. 20 grams,
poss. of drug -.,iiiii.ii il ,
\Vii.l. Lopez Moore, 46,
Laurel Hill, Simple assault,
intent or threat to do vio-
lence,
Nelson Leron Rowley,
60, Freeport, Possession of
weapon or ammo by convict-
ed Florida felon, obstruc-


tion w/o violence, disorderly
intoxication in public place
causing disturbance, FVOP,
Nancy Louise Russell,
47, DFS, MVOP,
Derrick O'Brien Wright,
39, DFS, Grand theft $300 -
5,000,
*, Johnny Lee Holmes, 34,
Crestview, Unarmed bur-
glary of unoccupied dwell-
ing, unarmed burglary of un-
occupied structure, criminal
mischief under $200, grand
theft $300 5,000, FVOP,
Jerold Lee Jones, 39,
DFS, Sexual assault by cus-
todian victim aged 12 un-
der 18 years (2 counts),
Julian Kenneth Pehan-
ick, 29, SRB, Grand theft of
firearm, armed burglary of
dwelling, structure or con-
veyance, burglary with as-
sault or battery,
Maria Teresa Blumen,
28, Sandestin, MVOP,
Dehiby Michua Michua,
19, DFS, Operating motor
vehicle w/o valid DL, FTA,
Aaron Michael Miller,,
29, DFS, FTA,
Ryan Marshall Phillips,
37, DFS, MVOP,
Russell Lee Newby, 22,
DFS, MVOP,
Mitchell Sharod Reed,
28, DFS, VOP,
Anne Marie Calderero,
30, Address not given, DUI,
Rafael Antonio Cisne-
ros, 33, Miramar Beach,
Disorderly intoxication in
public place causing distur-
bance,
Christopher James
Clarke, 43, SRB, Child sup-
port,
Michelle Jean Gartin,
45, DFS, Battery domestic,
James Edward Holmes,
36, Crestview, 36, Trespass-
ing, petit theft,
Hanna Nichole Homs-


ley, 19, Tampa, Worthless
check,
S Douglas Matthew
Lovell, 42, Albuquerque,
FVOP, grand theft, petit
theft, alter public record,
certificate, etc., utter false
instrument,
Joseph Bernard Mat-
tingly, 48, DFS, Worthless
checks xll,
Jordan Lee Wagner, 20,
Freeport, MVOP,
Patrick Scott Webb, 42,
Ashland, Ky., FVOP,
Michael Brian Wright,
39, Panama City Beach,
DUI, DWLSR,
SMichelle Williams
Wright, 35, DFS, Fugitive,
James Franklin Young,
47, Freeport, Fugitive,
Davis Post Aiken, 39,
Destin, FVOP,
Shannon Lindsay Bar-
to, 29, Crestview, VOP,
Thomas Lee Key, 35,
FWB, Worthless check,
Jonathan Alexander
Shute, 26, Miramar Beach,
Warrant,
Laura Katherine Dono-
van, 27, Miramar Beach,
Child neglect w/o great
harm,
Justin Ray Loving, 19,
Miramar Beach, Battery
on officer/firefighter/EMT,
etc., trespassing on school
grounds, obstruction w/o
violence,
Tayla Fawn Nickell,
34, Panama City, Operating
motor vehicle w/o valid DL,
hit-and-run leaving scene
of accident w/property dam-
age, warrant,
Jennifer Jean Shipe,
38, Valparaiso, VOP,
Marvin Lewis Turner,
38, Orlando, Municipal or-
dinance violation, child sup-
port.


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) arrested
Justin Ray -Loving, 19, of
Miramar Beach, for battery
on a law enforcement offi-
cer.
According to the reports,
School Resource Deputy
(SRD) William McCormick
observed Loving, a senior,
enter the South Walton High
School gymnasium during a"
basketball game and yell an
obscenity. Loving left the
gym and re-entered without
paying admission.
McCormick and d school
administrator confronted
Loving and asked him to
leave the gym. Loving be-
came irate and shouted ob-
scenities. During the ver-
bal exchange, McCormick
smelled alcohol and deter-
mined that Loving was pos-


I, Pamela Johnson, am on
probation. for petit theft.


sibly intoxicated.
Loving refused McCor-
mick's offer to transport him
home and began walking
toward the school parking
lot as Deputy Eric Traugott
and Deputy Chad Bernacki
arrived to the scene.
Loving informed the dep-
uties that he intended to re-
enter the gym. He then spit
on Traugott. Loving was im-
miediately placed into cus-
tody.
While inside a patrol ve-
hicle, Loving repeatedly


kicked the door and win-
dow. Loving was placed into
leg shackles to prevent in-
juring himself and others.
Loving was charged with
one count of battery on a law
enforcement officer, a third-
degree felony; one count of
resisting an officer without
violence, a first-degree mis-
demeanor; and one count of
trespassing by refusing to
leave school grounds, a first-
degree misdemeanor. He
was booked into the Walton
County Jail.


DFS POLICE REPORT


DeFuniak Springs Police substance w/in 1,000 of child
arrested the following peo- care facility/school/etc.,
pie during the week ending Sandra Lorene Allen,
Jan. 29, 2012: 53, Address not given, Re-
tail theft,
Brittney Elaine Taun- Amy Anne Hand, 31,
ton, 19, DFS, Battery do- Address not given, Retail
mestic, theft,
Jason Adam Hernan- Aaron Thaddeu's Turn-
dez, 30, DFS, Warrant, er, 34, Grand theft $300 -
Sherry Lynn Capone, 5,000,
30, DFS, Possession of con- Kristie Monique Boyd,
trolled substance w/o pre- 34, Hinesville, Ga., DUI w/
scription, trafficking in property damage.
drugs, poss. of controlled






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


PAGE 10-A


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board. of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on
Tuesday. February 14. 2012. at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard at the
Walton County Courthouse Annex located at 31 Coastal Center Blvd. Santa Rosa
Beach. Florida to consider the adoption of the following Ordinances of Walton County, Florida,
Adopting Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendments to the Walton County Comprehensive
Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoptions; Amending the Future Land Use Map; Repealing All
Ordinances in Conflict Herewith; Providing for Severability and Conflicts; and,Providing for an
Effective Date.
The following map amendments will be heard:
SSA 2011-08: Michael Dean Clark is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Walton
County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to the Walton County
Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoption; Amending the Future Land Use
Map; Repealing All Ordinances in Conflict Herewith; Providing for Severability and Conflicts; and
Providing for an Effective Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend 7.27 +/- acres in Walton
County north of the Choctawhatchee Bay, on property identified by parcel number 02-1N-19-
17000-004-0010, from Estate Residential Future Land Use Category to Commercial Future Land
Use Category, or a lesser intense category.
The proposed amendments will be available for public review at the office of Planning and
Development Services, South Walton Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or commissioner of
any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation,
or other political subdivision, which has scheduled a meeting at which official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, a written request by a physically handicapped
person to attend the
meeting, directed to
the chairperson or
director of such ( 2011 Small Scale Land Use Amendments
board, commission, Walton County, Florida
agency, or authority,
such chairperson or --- "- ---. -
director shall provide -,
a manner by which
such person may- '. -
attend the meeting
at its-scheduled site..
or reschedule there
meeting to a site I .. ... .
which would be
accessible 'to such
person.
In accordance ..- --
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286.0105, Florida -
Statutes, all persons I *
are advised that, if a I
person decides to .
appeal any decision ', '
made by the board,
agency, or .
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respect to any
matter considered at
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GROUPS LIKE THIS ONE could be found throughout the exhibit learning about the' history of different presidents.


All;


THESE RING-TAILED Lemurs decided to be shy during
the opening of their exhibit.


U.S. PRESIDENTS who were Master Masons exhibit
was sponsored by the Third Masonic District Grand Lodge
of Florida and F. &A.M., honoring Brother Ed Bailey.


All Around Town with Chautauqua


By ALICIA LEONARD
The opening day of Chau-
tauqua Assembly held lots
to see for visitors as well as
locals and school children
enjoying a close-to-home
field trip.
Exhibitors filled the Wal-
ton County Fair Grounds
building with exotic animals
including tigers, lions, mon-
keys, kangaroos and others.
Walton County Master Gar-
deners, 4-H clubs, Walton
Animal Control, Florida For-
estry Service, local schools
and many more contributed
to the exhibits and events.


The exhibit was sponsored
in part by the Walton Coun-
ty Prevention Coalition and
Students Working Against
Tobacco.
The DeFuniak Springs
Community Center played


host to special character
teas and porcelain artists
showing off their wares.
Visitors who dropped by the
Chautauqua Hall of Broth-
erhood were treated to more
events as well as a display


of presidents who were Mas-
ter Masons.
The assembly is always a
highlight of the first part of
the new year in DeFuniak
Springs for visitors and lo-
cals.


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THE FINE ART produced by porcelain artist drew admirers to the DeFuniak Springs
Community Center.


THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL YOUTHfor Christ Club will host an outdoor commu-
nity concert in the school's parking lot. Professional band Kadesh will be performing before
and after the 6 and 7:15p.m. boys' basketball games.


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Concert Event


On Friday, Feb. 3, 'from
4:30 -11 p.m., the Free-
port High School Youth for
Christ Club will host an
outdoor community concert
in the school's parking lot.
Professional bands, Kadesh
(www.fishers.com/kadesh)
and King's Offspring (www.
thekingsoffspring.band-
camp.com) will be perform-


ing before and after the 6
and 7:15 p.m. boys' basket-
ball games as the Freeport
Bulldogs take on the Paxton
Bobcats.
Throughout the evening,
t-shirts and door prizes will
be given away and there will
be free snacks. Youth for
Christ will also be recogniz-
ing students, staff, and com-


munity members that have
made a considerable contri-
bution to the Freeport com-
munity. Admission is free;
however, a canned food do-
nation would be greatly ap-
preciated, with all collected
going to the local food pan-
try. Everyone is cordially in-
vited to attend this night of
family fun.


ON FEB. 3, THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL Youth for Christ Club will host King's
Offspring.bandcamp. They will be performing before and after the 6 and 7:15 p.m. boys'
basketball games.


THE LIONS AND TIGERS appeared relaxed around the throngs of kids and visi-
tors that stopped by their exhibit.


The Walton Board of County Commissioners is sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat, and
properly dispose of these and other household hazardous wastes:
PESTICIDES USED OIL STALE GASOLINE SOLVENTS FERTILIZERS PAINT -
PAINT THINNERS PAINT STRIPPERS BATTERIES FURNITURE POLISH *
BRAKE FLUID ENGINE DEGREASERS ANTI-FREEZE *
POOL CHEMICALS INSECTICIDES SPOT REMOVERS
Waste tire amnesty will also be held on the same date, during the same hours and locations. Walton
County residents may bring up to 12 tires per residence.
Collection Date: Saturday, March 3, from 8 AM to 12 PM
Locations: Walton County Fairgrounds, Highway 83 North (9th Avenue), DeFunlak Springs
South Walton Mosquito Control Office, County Road 393, Santa Rosa Beach
No gas cylinders or explosives, please.
Due to hazardous nature of certain components in home computers, we will be accepting old
computer hardware including processors, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.
Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (small businesses, schools, growers, etc.) will be
accepted at a reduced rate. For more information or to schedule a drop off time,
contact the Landfill Department at 892-8180


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TOWN PLANTERS PRESIDENT ELEANOR TURNER (standing) lays down the
rules.


PLAYERS (l-r) Sandra Pugh gets a cookie while Trudy Boudreaux, Lucille Mahan and
Rose Gouin tend the snack bar.




Bunko Night



held in Freeport


YOU GOT ONE SIX, SO KEEP PLAYING. (l-r) Sandra Pugh, Tom
Harper and Judy Weimar.


Weimar, 1


LYNN CARTER rolls the dice, while (l-r) Leigh Wilson and O'Delia Keaton a;
sults.


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Story and photos by
SBEN GRAFTON

Saturday night the Freq-
port Town Planters were
\ hosts at Freeport's Blount
House for a Bunko party
fund-raiser to benefit the
American Cancer Society.
Town Planters President
Eleanor Turner laid down
the house rules to about 35
players who paid $10 each
to play. The Town Planters
provided a snack bar replete
with cookies, chips, nuts,
coffee and other soft drinks.
The 12 winners received
prizes donated by local busi-
nesse and individuals.
For the uninitiated, Bun-
ko is an easy to play dice
game. Three to four play-
ers gather at one of three
or more card tables that are
arranged in a row. One of
these is named the "Head
Table." In turn, at each ta-
ble, the players roll a set pf
three dice and score a point
j for each six that shows up
S on the roll. If all three dice
turn up sixes then "Bunko"
is declared and the player
scores six points in addition
to the Bunko. So long as
at least one six shows, the
active player continues to
.. roll the dice. If no sixes are
wait re- thrown, the play passes to
the left. Play continues un-
til one of the players at the
head table accumulates a
game of 21 points on a tally
sheet. At that point a bell at
the head table is rung, play
stops, and players change
tables following a set pat-
tern and then play is re-
sumed. At the end the last
round of play, scores are tal-
lied and the highest score in
each category, points, Bun-
k os and games, is declared a
winner.
The next Town Planter's
event will be the Freeport
Arts & Craft Festival on
March 24 in the upper and
lower tier of the parking
lot in front of Freeport City
Hall.


TALL YING THE SCORE.
(l-r) Judy Iverstine, Daniel
Lechner and Rose Gouin.


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People


Area students

visit

Chautauqua

Assembly

camps


Story and photos by
JEFFREY POWELL
Dozens of elementa-
ry school students from
around the county vis-
ited the Florida fron-
tiersmen settlement
and Walton Guard Civ-
il War camps on Friday
morning, Jan. 27. The
students were able to
see a blacksmith. learn
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THE SOUND -.
of the bugle could W S,.4
be heard around ..
the Lakeyard.


tions and see what life
was like for people be-
fore and during the war
between the states. A
highlight for the stu-
dents was getting a
piece of replica Civil
War currency.
Students rotated
from one display to the
other throughout the
morning. They changed
stations at the sound of
the bugle.


EVERY STUDENT ON THIS STOP learned about Civil War currency.


THE BLACKSMITH SHOP was one of the stops.


A UNION three-piece band played for the students.


THIS GROUP OF STUDENTS learned about Civil War era flags.

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HERE STUDENTS LEARNED about life prior to the war.


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Christmas Reflections volunteers treated to lunch


By ALICIA LEONARD
Lunch was on the May-
fields this past Friday as Dr.
Lynn and Ellen Mayfield
along with assistance from
Jean Anderson treated city
employees and volunteers
that work to make Christ-
mas Reflections a success
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The table was loaded
down with lasagna, spaghet-
ti, salads, bread and a bevy
of deserts served buffet style
for the 25-30 people attend-
ing the special luncheon.
Mayfield told the Herald
that it was a token of appre-
ciation for all the work the
community does to make


the yearly light spectacular
come together. "It's just our
way to give back a little. We
so appreciate everyone that
helps Christmas Reflections
become a reality every year


for DeFuniak Springs and
all the visitors that come to
see it. We could not do this
without the boys in blue
and the boys in stripes that
work on Reflections every


year. We have so many that
contribute to the event and
Jim Ash is one of those that
supplies total leadership in
getting everything in place
as well," Mayfield said.


Volunteers, city employ,
ees and many more lined up
for the special thanks meal
and the fellowship that fol:
lowed as thanks for a job
well done.


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Attendees -will enjoy Conta
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ambassadors, receive two
free drink tickets along with
a raffle ticket for some great
doorprizes. Pre-sold tickets
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ceeds benefiting the ECWR
in their mission to rescue,
rehabilitate and release na-
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donations

needed

Tammy Brown is col-
lecting baby care items or
donations for Kid's Closet.
Drop off locations are I Fix
Computers and WZEP 1460.
Donations will be accepted
until Feb. 11.
Kid's Closet provides
those in need with diapers,
diaper wipes, cereal, juices
and other baby items. Kid's
Closet is open every first
and third Wednesday at the
First Presbyterian Church
on the Circle in DeFuniak
Springs.
Those in.-eding supplies
should bring identification.
For more information call
Tammi (850) 259-0760.


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for the work that goes into Christmas Reflections.


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Dear Auntie Em,


Local WWII Veteran
to celebrate 90th Birthday


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Maurice Roberts

To honor his upcoming 90th birthday, children of
Maurice W. Roberts will host a surprise birthday cel-
ebration on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. The drop-in recep-
tion will be held between 2 and 3 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall of the First Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs.
Mr. Roberts was born and raised in Madison Heights,
VA. After working as a machinist in the Norfolk, Va,
shipyards, he served in the Merchant Marines the
organization responsible for transporting 97 percent of
personnel and.supplies to war zones. Mr. Roberts wit-
nessed the D-Day invasion at Normandy when he was
sent to the upper deck of his ship.
He married Virginia Watts ofAdsit, Va., and in 1949,
accepted a job at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. After living
in Crestview, Fla., where their first child was born, they
moved to DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
While he and his wife raised five children, he was in-
strumental in the establishment of the Santa Rosa Bap-
tist Mission, and later served in the Prison Fellowship
ministry, both sponsored by the First Baptist Church in
DeFuniak Springs. He was also active with the Wood-
man of the World insurance fraternity and sold insur-
ance as a second job. During his later years at Eglin,
he was trained in numerical control, computer-assisted
design and manufacturing and served as president of
his local union.
After helping send his five children to college, Mau-
rice retired in the mid-1980s, became a licensed private
pilot, and developed the Cedar Lane private airstrip.
Stop by the church on Saturday, Feb. 4 to wish him a
Happy 90th Birthday.
If you can bring a card with a note, an old picture
with him in it and/or a letter recounting a memory you
shared with Maurice,.they will all be assembled into an
album for him to enjoy. (Make sure you identify who
is in the pictures.) No gifts, please .. unless maybe a
small bag of birdseed for his new birdfeeder.
Contact his daughter, Margaret, at (828) 387-1958 if
you have any questions about the surprise party or if
you would like to reach Mr. Roberts.


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Dear Auntie Em,
1 have never had much
luck with love, but recent-
ly I met a man that treats
me the way I have always
dreamed of being treated.
He holds my door, bring me
surprise gifts, just basically
can't get enough of me or be
around me enough.
You would think I would
be happy, but there is one is-
sue that has started to crop
up: he's jealous. If I don't
answer the phone quick
enough or get to the door
fast enough, I get questions
or little jokes about what I
was doing. If I was talking
to someone else or letting
them out the back door, or
just basically some paranoid
ribbing.
I have tried not to let it
bother me, but there is
something about it that is
starting to bug me. Kind of
nagging me in the back of
my mind. I don't know if I
should be concerned or not.
What's your opinion?
Green-eyed monster
Dear green-eyes,
I. think you have that
nagging feeling because
something is not OK with
this behavior and I can tell
you from experience you
should listen to your con-
science. Many people in this
world say they are search-
ing for someone to complete
them. I often take issue with
this statement. I think the
healthiest relationship are
those that are between two
individuals that already feel
complete, but their life is en-
hanced by having a partner.
I often take notice
of passive-aggressive be-
havior, such as half-joking
or fishing for information if
one does not respond quick
enough or in a way another
expects. It's what I call a red


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flag moment and you should
pay attention to it every
time it happens. There are
many half-truths in those
jokes and he is fishing.
I think it's normal to have
some insecurities in the be-
ginning of a relationship.
Those that have been hurt
before, will be especially
sensitive, but possessive be-
havior can be an indicator of
other issues down the road,
or even signs of an abusive
personality.
The only way you can be
sure is to ask him to cool his
jets if you are seriously con-
cerned. People that have re-
lationship issues will often
not be able to handle a cool-
ing-off period and will come
after the relationship even
more aggressively. That will
be your sign that this might
not be the healthiest of rela-
tionships. Believe me, it will
be better to learn now, then
after you take he plunge and
marry this guy. Take your
time and make sure your
dream guy doesn't turn into
your nightmare.
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
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OBITUA RE


McCuen


Mr. Norris Glenn Mc-
Cuen Jr. age 83 of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla:, passed away
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 in
Healthmark Regional Hos-
pital. He was born Oct. 19,
1928 in Centerville, Iowa,
the son of Norris Glenn Mc-
Cuen Sr. and Dessie Kin-
cade McCuen. He graduated
from Ottumwa High School
graduating with the Class
of 1947 and later received
his associate degree from
OWJC. Glenn was a veter-
an having served his coun-
try with the U.S. Air Force
serving in both the Korean
War and during the Viet
NamWar. Because of his
love for children he was in-


Little


Mr. Jack Little, age 85
of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.,
passed away early Tuesday
morning, Jan. 24, 2012 in
Healthmark Regional Medi-
cal Center. He was born June
13, 1926, the son of George
Ernest and Nora Dillard
Little. After graduation from
Walton High School with
the Class of 1944, he joined
the U.S. Navy the next day.
When his tour of duty was
completed he returned to
DeFuniak Springs where he
was employed with Fisher
Hardware Company for 10
years until he took a job as
a sales clerk with Wise De-
partment Store. Most will
remember Jack Little in his
elected position as Walton
County Tax Collector, a po-
sition he held 32 years. He
was a member of DeFuniak
Springs Lodge # 170 F&AM
and a member of the De-
Funiak Springs Kiwanis
Club serving as President
1966-1967. In later years,
his was a familiar face at
Healthmark Regional Medi-
cal Center where he served
tirelessly with the hospital
auxiliary. Jack and his wife
Reacy enjoyed spending a
lot of time in their retire-
ment at Eastern Lake, most
of the time returning to
DeFuniak Springs on Sun-


Kenneth Leon Wooten,
age 55, of Bruce, Fla. passed
away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012
at North Okaloosa Medi-
cal Center in Crestview. He
was born Sept. 21, 1956 in
Portsmouth, Va.
Kenneth is survived by his
father, Leon E. Wooten and
wife Donna of Baker, Fla.;
mother, Opal Godsey and
husband Earl of Bruce, Fla.;
daughter, Heather Wooten
of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.;
two sons, Dustin Wooten
of Bruce, and Clristopher
Wooten of Fort Walton
Beach,; two step-daughters,
Rachael and Heather of
Freeport, Fla.; grandson,
Reace Wooten of Fort Wal-
ton Beach; brother, Dewey
Wooten of Freeport; sister,
Shannan Caputo of Baker;
two step-brothers, Dale Fol-
som of Tampa, Fla. and Mike
Folsom of Clearwater, Fla.;


volved in the Boy Scouts of
America and Little League
baseball. He was a 2006 Do-
nor of the Year in support
of hospitalized vets. While
stationed at Eglin AFB, he
received an award for tool
design in aircraft mainte-
nance. He was a charter
sponsor for the Air Force
Memorial Foundation.
His first wife, Adeline
Foster Smith, precedes him
in death.
Among survivors is his
wife of 23 years, Clarice
Joanne McCuen; his chil-
dren, Pamela Ellisor and
husband Selman, Carol
Steele and husband Tom-
my, David McCuen and wife
Fran, Norris Glenn McCuen
III and wife Kathy, Patricia
Hearne and husband Bob,
Michael McCuen, Mark Mc-
Cuen and wife Courtney; his
step-children, Kathy Leon,
Lisa Cameron and husband
Jeff, Ann Glasson and hus-
band Andy, Robin Aanden
and husband Mitch, Carol
Calhoun and husband J.D.,
25 grandchildren, four great
-grandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the
family request donations
are made to the American
Heart Association. A private
family service will be held.


days where they sang in the
choir at First United Meth-
odist Church and where
Jack served as secretary
for the Busy Men's Sun-
day School Class. Until ill
health prevailed, Jack and
Reacy could be found most
early mornings "walking"
the lakeyard, often times
in opposite directions. Jack
Little was a frugal man and
ran the Walton County Tax
Collector's office that way
too until big government
came along and swelled the
cost of "doing the people's
business" to the enormous
size it is today as mandated
by State law. A portrait of
Jack Little hangs in the new
Walton County Courthouse
Tax Collector's Office, a con-
stant reminder of years of
dedicated public service. He
is predeceased by their son
Jeffrey Morgan Little.

Among survivors are his
wife, Reacy Morgan Little;
his son, Ken and wife Mara-
garet Ellen "Gator" Little;
his sisters, Grace and hus-
band Hugh Marse of Point
Washington, Fla. and Anita
Tankersley and husband
Tim Peaco of Mt. Pleasant,
S.C.; grandchildren, John
Morgan, Judith Kathryn
and James Robert. Nieces
and nephews also survive.
Floral arrangements were
accepted. A time of visitation
was held Thursday, Jan. 26,
2012 from 10 until 11 a.m.
in First United Methodist
Church, 88 Circle Drive,
DeFuniak Springs Fla. with
the funeral beginning at 11
a.m. with Reverend Jesse
Evans and Dr. Larry Tea-
sley officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in Point Washington
Cemetery.

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


special uncle and aunt, Billy
and Faye Ward of Bruce,
Fla.; faithful friend, Joey
Wood of Red Bay, Fla.; and
nieces and nephews, April,
Lacy, Megan, Alexandria,
Mackenzie, and Chase.
A celebration of Ken-
neth's life was held Wednes-
day, Feb. 1, 2012 at Bruce
United Methodist Church
beginning at 11 a.m. with
Reverends Elaine Barrow
and Mike McVay officiat-
ing. Flowers were being ac-
cepted, or in lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to a
charity of your choice.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


Warren


Teresa Ann Warren, age
53, of Mossy Head, Fla.
passed away Thursday, Jan.
26, 2012 at her residence.
She was born February 7,
1958 in Albuquerque, N.M.
She loved animals, especial-
ly her horses and dogs. Te-
resa was an avid gardener
and enjoyed spending time
caring for her plants and
flowers. She was member of
the Moose Lodge and VFW
in Fort Walton Beach.
She is survived by her
husband, Larry L. Warren;


Nash
Mrs. Candus Gay Nash,
46, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., passed away Thursday
Jan. 26, 2012. She was born
Feb. 9, 1965 in Hillsboro,
Ohio to Glen and Betty Bish-
op Williams.
Mrs. Nash was a resi-
dent of Walton County. She
was Pentecostal by faith
and a member of the First
United Pentecostal Church
of Niceville, Fla. She gradu-
ated from college, receiving
her Associates Degree in
Graphic Arts and was pur-
suing her Bachelors in Aero-
space Electronics. She was


two sons, Kenneth Wayne
Nagle of Holt, Fla. and Jason
Frederick Warren of Pensa-
cola, Fla.; one sister, Cathy
Coons and husband Ver-
non of Fort Worth, Texas;
one brother, Jerry Peterson
and wife Sandy of Pensa-
cola; one grandson, Morgan;
two granddaughters. Revae
and Natalia; nieces and
nephews, Jennie, Jennifer,
Ethan, Emma, Gabby, Lilly,
Harmony, and Melody; and
numerous extended family.
A celebration of Teresa's
life was held Saturday, Jan.
28, 2012 in the chapel of Da-
vis-Watkins Funeral Home,
in DeFuniak Springs, begin-
ning at 6 p.m. Flowers were
being accepted, or in lieu of
flowers donations may be
made in Teresa's memory to
Alaqua Animal Refuge, 914
Whitfield Road, Freeport,
FL 32439.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.
SArrangements and servic-
es were under the direction
of Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home and Crematory.n


a very giving person and
an avid artist. She worked
in civil service at Eglin Air
Force Base for over 25 years
before retiring.
Mrs. Nash is preceded in
death by her parents.
Mrs. Nash is survived by
her husband of 26 years,
Vance Nash of DeFuniak
Springs; two daughters, Le-
ola Amber Mixon and hus-
band, Kory of Oahu, Hawaii
and Vanesa Nash of De-
Funiak Springs; one broth-
er, Kris Williams and wife,
Trina of Knoxville, Tenn.;
two sisters, Edith Yacks and
husband, Gary of Knoxville,
and Karen Hutchins and
husband, Toby of Ppnce de
Leon, Fla.; also survived
by numerous aunts, uncles,
and cousins.
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012,
at Clary-Glenn Freeport
Chapel Funeral Home with'
Revs. Jason Campbell and
Ken Boller officiating.
Burial followed" in the
Black Creek Cemetery.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Freeport
Chapel Funeral Home was
entrusted with the arrange-
ments.


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Cornerstone Church will host
special speaker Dr. Bill Hamon


Dr. Bill Hamon founder
of Christian International
Ministries Network and
author of 11 major books,
is coming to DeFuniak
Springs. Hamon will speak
at Cornerstone Church, lo-
cated at 2044 SR-83 North,
in DeFuniak Springs, on
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.
The community is invited
to attend this event to hear
this dynamic speaker and
author.
Hamon serves as Bishop
to over 3,000 ministers and
churches with headquarters
on five continents. Chris-
tian International Minis-


tries Network serves its
members with a unique
apostle/prophet team min-
istry concept, while pursu-
ing excellence in all fivefold
ministries of the Church.
Bill and Evelyn his wife, of
56 years have three mar-
ried children, whom are
all CI-ordained ministers,
11 grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren.
Come hear Hamon, a
man who has impacted na-
tions of the world with his
books and prophetic minis-
try for over 50 years, as he
presents what God is doing
and saying to the Church.


~%-
DR. BILL HAMON, founder of Christian Internations
Ministries will be speaking February 5.


Fresh Anointing to be in concert at Solid Rock


The singing group, Fresh
Anointing will be in concert
at the Solid Rock Commu-
nity Church on Wednesday,


Feb. 8. Fresh Anointing is
a very anointed, talented
group that originated from
Andalusia, Ala. Concert


will begin at 7 p.m.. Pastor
Murphy and congregation
invites everyone to come
hear this wonderful singing


group.
For more information go
to www.solidrockcommuni-
tychurch.us


Cooked to order


St. Agatha's serving

breakfast February 4
Breakfast "cooked to or- bors. Cost for the breakfast
der" will be available Feb. is $4.50 for adults and $2.50
4 in the Parish Hall at St. for children under 10. Any
Agatha's Episcopal Church profits will benefit the build-
(150 Circle Drive). Pancakes, ing and grounds fund. The
eggs, grits or home fries, sau- for this month is to serve
sage or bacon, sausage gra- 115 meals and earl lots of
vy on toast or biscuit, juice, tips. Join them for the best
milk or coffee will be offered bargain and the best kept
from 7 -11 a.m. along with secret in the county.


"service with a smile." They-
also offer healthy choice se-
lections (yogurt or oatmeal,
fruit or juice, poached eggs,
low calorie muffins or toast,
etc.) Take-outs are avail-
able if one can't stay and
talk awhile with your neigh-


Plan to come and bring
friends. The historic church
will be open for tours. See ev-
eryone this Saturday morn-
ing and again on March 3,
April 7, and May 5.


Collecting items


for Kid's Closet


Joyce Igo to be ministering at Solid Rock Church


Joyce Igo will be at Solid
Rock Community Church
on Sunday, Feb. 5. Igo has
a beautiful singing voice
and has a great talent for


anointed speaking. She will
be at the morning worship
service at 11 a.m.
Pastor Murphy and con-
gregation invites everyone


to come hear this wonderful
lady of God.

Igo will also be holding
a women's conference at


the church on March 16-17,
2012.
For more information go
to www.solidrockcommuni-
tychurch.us.


Free daycare February 4 & 18

Bethel Baptist Church to offer parents/grandparents a day off


Parents or grandparents
need a day out to do your
shopping or just a relaxing
lunch? Whatever your need
for the day, they will watch
your children at no cost at
Bethel Baptist Church twice


a month, which is located on
U.S. 331, one mile south of
Paxton Fl.
Just call and make ar-
rangements with them for
whatever day or both days if
needed. Ages are from new-


born up to ??
The Church number is
(850) 834-3440 or call Donna
Glass home (850) 951-0916,
cell (850) 830-1200
The days for the daycare
are Feb. 4 and Feb.18 from


11:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Call early and make ar-
rangements, first come first
served.


Tammy Brown is col-
lecting baby care items or
donations for Kid's Closet.
Drop off locations are I Fix
Computers and WZEP 1460.
Donations will be accepted,
until Feb. 11. Kid's Closet
provides those in need with
diapers, diaper wipes, cere-


Black Creek United
Methodist Church will have
a fish fry for their building
fund.
The fish fry will take place
on Feb. 4 from 10 3 p.m. at


al, juices and more.
Kid's Closet is open every
first and third Wednesday
at the First Presbyterian
Church on the Circle in De-
Funiak Springs.
Those needing supplies
bring identification. For
more information call Tam-
mi (850) 259-0760.


the Food Depot parking lot
in Freeport.

For more information call
Rev. Bill Hunter at (850)
859-2366 or (850) 830-1497.


It IMiust Be Rainh In * ** BY RONNIE MCBRAYER


Months ago a friend
handed me a little book en-
titled "Have A Little Faith,"
written by Mitch Albom.
Honestly, it sat on my shelf
for a long time gathering
dust. It's not that I was un-
interested; I was plowing
through some dense reading
material and figured that
Albom's book was a little
too light for what I had my
teeth sunk in at the time.
I thought I would turn to
it when I needed something
lighter, like cleansing your
palate after a heavy meal.
But what a fantastic sur-
prise! This little book has
turned out to be proof that
big things indeed arrive in
small packages. Mitch says
more in a few pages than I
can say in writing a year's
worth of columns.
Further, 10 percent of the
profits from the book go to
refurbish places of worship
that aid the homeless. You
really should go buy a copy.
You can read Mitch's words


for yourself, and help your
neighbor in the process (No,
this is not a paid advertise-
ment).
To whet your appetite,
the book tells the story of
Rabbi Albert Lewis, who
asks Mitch to deliver his eu-
logy when the time comes.
It was a strange request,
as Mitch had pretty much
abandoned faith. But over
the last few years of Al-
bert's life, Albert rekindled
Mitch's faith through deep
friendship and the telling of
story after beautiful story.
One of those stories is called
"Salesman."
Albert told the story like
this: "There's this salesman,
see? And he knocks on a
door. The man who answers
says, 'I don't need anything
today.' The next day, the
salesman returns. 'Stay
away,' he is told. The man
gets very angry and yells
and threatens the sales-
man.
"On the third day the sales-


man returns once again. You
again!' the man screams.
'I warned you!' He gets so
angry, he spits in the sales-
man's face. The salesman
smiles, wipes the spit off
with a handkerchief, then
looks to the sky and says, 'It
must be raining."'
Albert explained to Mitch
- to us all that love is just
like that. If they spit in your
face, you say, "It must be
raining," and you go back
tomorrow. You stay at it.
Albert would agree, I think,
that such love mimics the
endless, relentless love of
God. He stays at it.
No, this isn't warm and
fuzzy talk. This isn't the
power of positive thinking.
This is the real love and
grace of God poured out on
us without condition and
without end. God's love for
us does not depend upon
who we are, the good or bad


Five


we have done, or the mis-
takes we have made. God's
love depends upon his own
nature and goodness. Even
when we spit in his face, he
keeps coming back.
That is why the worst of
your personal failures, the
worst crimes you have com-
mitted, your divorce, your
drug abuse, your emotional
baggage and weakness,
your arrest record, your self-
ishness, your adultery, your
addiction, your dishonesty,
stupidity, and your bone-
headed decisions fill in the
blank can never separate
you from God's love.
Yes, we have all been guilty
of having the "uns" at points
in our lives. We have all
been unworthy, undeserv-
ing, unprepared, unemploy-
able, undone, unnoticed,
unthankful, unjust, unfair,
uninsurable, uneasy, and
unaccepted.


We have been unknown,
underdogged, unapologet-
ic, unhinged, unraveled,
undesirable, unbearable,
unclean, unethical, under-
handed, uninterested,, un-
kind, and untouchable. We
have been unwanted, un-
lucky, unnerved, unpopular,
unpredictable, unqualified,
and unstable: But none of
us have ever been unloved.
God is not keeping his
distance. He arrives at our
doorsteps with open hands
and an open heart, loving us
to the point of infinite sac-
rifice, doing anything and
has done everything to
make us feel welcome, safe,
and able to trust him. So
even if we shake our fist at
him in rage, spit in his face,
and do everything we think
possible to spurn his love;
God will be back; standing
on the porch in the rain of
our refusal, eager and ready


Ronnie McBrayer


to love us through our rejec-
tion.

Ronnie McBrayer
is a syndicated col-


umnist,


speaker,


and author of mul-
tiple books. Read
more and sign-up
to receive regular
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reasons to choose Clary-G lelr Funeral Home:


We work harder to earn your business.
W\e cant at1ord to provide anything less than Clary-Glenn
impeccable service, or to leave you with-less
than the best impression possible. FUNERAL HOMES
,_ ._t e _,i ,m:.. p i., .,___ Locally owned and family operated


YOH re HOt
t Suj ou
r client, youre our boss.
\Ve don't lose sight of who we're working for.
After all, you're the one we answer to.


r^ We arrange funerals, we don't sell them.
It is our responsibility to honor your wishes
S and -respect your budget.

We like meeting families, not goals.
Like you, we are a part of this community
supporting our neighbors when they need us

We spend time with you.
Arranging a fitting tribute is important
to you, and you don't deserve to be rushed.


clary-glenn.com
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL
(850) 892-2511
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150 East Highway 20 Freeport, FL
(850) 835-2511
Joel Glenn, LFD, Owner Paula Glenn, Owner


@ adfinity


Black Creek United Methodist
Church to host fish fry Feb. 4


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

Terry Williams, Director of the Worship
& Music Ministry Department for the
Florida Baptist Convention
will be preaching in both the morning and
evening worship services on Sunday. Feb. 12.
His passion for Christ is contagious! JOIN US!!


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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 Burnham. Call
(850)892-2327, or (850)259-2173. All are welcome.

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

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

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

COMMUNITY HOLINESS CHURCH is located at 971 W.
Live Oak Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Pastor Howard Taylor and
congregation welcomes you to join Spirit filled worship services
where we'll treat you in so many different ways, you will have to
like some.of them. Service each Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m. All are cordially invited and
welcome. For a ride to church contact (850)892-0554 or 850) 892-
4704.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH Come meet and fellowship with
other real people who genuinely love the Lord. Sit under practical
bible teaching and preaching relevant to today's issues. Come let
Jesus Christ heal your body, save your marriage, touch your kids,
and give hope to the broken hearted. Come dressed casual or
Sunday best. All are welcome and will fit in. No ties required. Seekers
welcome. Come see for yourself that we are sound, practical, God
loving people who center our lives around the person of Jesus
Christ and a solid approach to the Holy Scriptures. We do pray for
the sick and needy, and believe in the bible gospel of power to meet
the human need. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. and Wednesday night
classes begin at 6:30 p.m., Teens: Wednesday nights, Children's
Church: Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Cornerstone
Church is located at 2044 Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak
Springs. Ph.(850) 892-2240.

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

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

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located at
461 Van Buren Avenue, pastor Russell Pettis, his wife, Angie and
daughter, Anna would like to extend an invitation for all to come join
us as we celebrate the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ through
Spirit filled worship & annointed preaching!! Sunday School begins
at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday
evening service is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening service begins
at 6:30 p.m. Youth ministry services are held every Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m. Please come and worship with us.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East
Live Oak Avenue. We cordially invite you to join our "Fellowship
of Encouragement" and come for Worship and Bible Study at the
following times: Sunday Bible Study (9:15 a.m.), Morning worship
(10:30 a.m.), discipleship studies (5 p.m.) and evening worship
(6:00 p.m.) You are also encouraged to join us for prayer meeting
at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, and come early for fellowship dinners.
Call the church office, (850) 892-2722, for details. Visit our webpage
at www.fbcdfs.org.

The members of FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH warmly invite
you to worship with us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for
refreshments and adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School.
Our pastor, the Rev. Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel each
Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. We are known throughout
our community as a friendly and serving Church that welcomes
newcomers. We are located on U.S. 331, very near the Florida line
[245121bd 5th Avenue] in Florala, Ala. If you wish, call us at (334)
858-3515 for more specific directions.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
1063 Circle Drive, invites the public to join them throughout the
week for worship, fellowship, study and service. A men's fellow-
ship group and Presbyterian women meet monthly for fellowship
and Bible study. Children's and youth activities are announced. Call
for information. Sunday (nursery provided from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)
9:30 a.m. Songfest for everyone 9:45 a.m. Sunday school for all
ages. 11 a.m. morning worship. Wednesday 3:30 p.m. Presbyterian
youth fellowship. 6:30 p.m. Chancel choir rehearsal.
First and third Wednesday, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. KID'S CLOSET to pro-
vide basic necessities to children of Walton County families in need.
First Presbyterian is a community of disciples of Jesus Christ who
are committed to being an inclusive faith community, where per-
sons from all walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and working
together. If you're looking for a church home, we invite you to come
visit us. Church office phone number 892-5832. email:fpcdfs@em-
barqmail.com Website: fpcdfs.com


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, located at 88 Circle Drive, the Rev. Dr. Larry Teasley, staff
and congregation wish to invite you to join our family for activities
on Sunday beginning with Contemporary Worship Service in the
sanctuary at 8:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship Service at 11 a.m. with
Children's Church (Pre-K to third grade) provided for both services;
Vesper service at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. Communion is observed
at both morning services on first Sunday and Sunday School for all
ages at 9:45 a.m. Children's Sunday school (k-6th) is "JAM" (Jesus
and Me) is the Multi-Dimensional Learning program with children
rotating to different workshops (art, computer, cooking/science,
games, storytelling/movie) each Sunday "learning by doing".


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

FIRST UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF WESTVILLE, 2100
Highway 90 West, Westville. Pastor Jason Campbell and the Westville
church family invite you to come to a place where Pentecost is an
experience, not a thing of the past. We offer a friendly environment
with annointed preaching and singing, Our Sunday morning services
begin at 10 a.m. and our Sunday evening service begins at 5 p.m. Our
Wednesday evening service begins at 7 p.m. We also offer children's
church on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come experience the power of the
Holy Ghost just like early church did in the book of Acts. For more
information call, (850) 548-5898 or(850) 892-7499.

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 Morning worship is at 11 a.m.; Sunday
evening services will be at 5 p.m.; Wednesday night prayer and
teaching is at 6 p.m.; Come enjoy our anointed praise and worship
and be encouraged with Holy Ghost filled preaching and teaching
of God's Word. For more information call ( 850 ) 892-2048.

PASTOR BILL HUNTER AND THE CONGREGATION OF THE
BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, "the Church in
the Wildwood," invites you to come and worship with us just as you
are. Black Creek UMC is located five miles east of Freeport at 278
Memorial Lane. (If you need directions, please call (850)859-2366
or (850)830-1497. We are a church body who loves people and
who also loves to hear the word of God preached. If you sing and/
or play a musical instrument and would like to share your talents)
please come and join us. Make plans now to attend Sunday school
at 10 a.m., Morning Worship at 11 a,m., and Evening Worship at
6 p.m. Rev. Bill may be reached at (850)859-2366 or (850)830-
1497.

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

PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH located at the
intersection of Hwy. 1883 & 183 invites you to Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m., Discipleship Training at 5 p.m.,
Evening Service 6 p.m., Prayer Meeting Wed. 6:30 p.m. Please
come worship God with us. For more information call pastor David
Ellis (386)697-5770.

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

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

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

ST. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a historic mission
located at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Sunday schedule:
9 a.m. Bible study in the vicarage and 10:15 a.m. Eucharist in the
church. A COMMUNITY "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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Sports


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2012


South Walton girls outshoot Walton from



the floor and the stripe for 53-48 win


;By REID TUCKER
SThe South Walton Lady
jSeahawks defended their
home court on Senior Night
against visiting Walton,
;swooping up a 53-48 victory
.over the Lady Braves.
Though both teams
pressed on defense, result-
ging in a relatively low scor-
ing game, the outcome of
the contest was ultimately
decided, as they all are, by
:which side had the better
shooting on the night. On
Friday, Jan. 27, that distinc-
tion most definitely belonged
to South Walton (18-8), who
shot 15-for-29 from the floor
compared to Walton's 19-of-
50 completion ratio. Walton
(15-8) actually had three
fewer turnovers than did
the Seahawks, who, at 21
turnovers on the night, gave
their opponents that many
more opportunities to put
up shots.
However, those concerns


proved to be a non-issue af-
ter the second half of play,
for, despite a close 30-28
lead, the Seahawks pulled
away from Walton in the
third quarter to outpoint the
Lady Braves 15-6. Not even
a late-game surge from Deja
Tucker, who scored eight of
12 points in the fourth quar-
ter, could stay South Wal-
ton's hand, as the Seahawks
stayed just enough out of
reach. South Walton, as a
team, made 17-of-28 free
throws while Walton not
only got fewer chances but
made fewer shots at 5-for-
13.
South Walton's top scor-
ers on the evening were Eve
Heffron and Katie Trejo,
who scored 16 points and 12
points, respectively, though
all but one member of the
Seahawks' bench put at least
one point on the scoreboard.
Walton's best were Taliah
Moore, with 14 points and


Tucker, who scored 12.
Walton had the lead at
the onset but South Wal-
ton rallied to tie the game
8-all with 2:00 to go in the
first quarter and took the
lead just seconds later, only
to have Moore dash in for
a layup to tie the game at
10-10. However, Heffron's
superior shooting at the
charity stripe proved the
Lady Braves' undoing, 'as
she visited the line twice in
the period, scoring go-ahead
points to give South Walton
a 13-10 lead at the buzzer.
The second quarter il-
lustrated the difference in
the teams' shooting for-
tunes: both sides made six
baskets but Walton missed
15 shots to South Walton's
seven. Trejo scored eight
points from the lane and
two from the stripe, while
Moore scored eight for Wal-
ton, getting one basket from
the perimeter. However, the


first quarter deficit allowed
South Walton to squeak by
with a two-point lead going
into the second half.

Walton fell behind as
turnovers mounted in the
third quarter, giving South
Walton plenty of good looks
to go 3-for-4 from the floor.
However, the real pressure
game from the free-throw
line as Heffron, Tayler Me-
nard and Mackenzie Watson
all made good use of their
trips to the stripe. South
Walton had a 10-point lead
with 3:21 to go in the period,
but Walton's six total points
came late, giving the Sea-
hawks a 45-34 lead with a
quarter left to play.
Walton outscored South
Walton 10-8 in the final
eight minutes of the game
and for once was above the
curve in shooting from the,
floor thanks to Tucker and
Christa McQueen. Neverth-


less, the damage inflicted by
slower shooting earlier was
only made worse for Walton
as the Seahawks continued


drawing fouls and making
shots from the free-throw
line to seal the deal on the
seven-point win.


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to the Lady Seahawks'game against cross-county rival Wal-
ton on Friday, Jan. 27. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


Walton Boys


Struggle


By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Braves boys
basketball team has not
been able to close out games
during the 2011-12 season
as 11 of their 14 losses on
the year have come by eight
points or less. To make
matters worse, the Braves
had led in most of those 11
games, only to find various
ways not to finish with more
points than the other team..
The situation once again
reared its ugly head last
week as the Braves dropped
two games in a 27-hour pe-
riod after having a fourth
quarter lead in contests
with Pensacola Catholic and
Paxton.
Walton (7-14) led 52-44
entering the fourth quar-
ter against the Crusaders
6nly to fall behind in the
final seconds. Senior Tray
Williams saved the Braves
with a short jumper as time
expired to tie the contest at
63-all and force the game


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into overtime. Unfortu-
nately, the Braves could not
grab a much-needed district
victory as the Crusaders
pounded the ball inside and
got some clutch free throw
shooting to pull out a 75-72
overtime win which dropped
the Braves to the bottom of
the district standings.
SAngus Anderson led
Walton with 20 points in
the contest as he lit up the
visiting team in the first
quarter of play but had no
points in the final quarter
or overtime. Ken Randolph
scored 11 points but ran into
foul trouble while DeShun
Tucker tallied 17. Williams
finished with 10 points and
provided the game-saving


shot for an instant high-
light, but the overtime
frame crushed the Braves'
hopes of a three-way tie for
the district tournament in a
Godzilla versus Bambi anti-
climactic ending.
The emotional loss to
the Crusaders seemed to
hang over the court as Pax-
ton rolled into town for the
Braves final home game of
.the year on Saturday. Wal-
ton hit only 1-of-15 shots
from the floor in the opening
quarter to fall behind 14-5
after eight minutes of ac-
tion.
Tray Williams and DeS-
hun Tucker got going in the
second quarter as the two
combined for 14 points to


help the home team trim the
lead to 31-25 at the break.
Paxton turnovers gave
Walton an opportunity to
tie the game at 43-all after
three quarters of play as the
Braves forced 25 mistakes
from the Bobcats on the
night, but the Braves offense
combined with a lack of de-
fense in the post saw Chad
Zessin roll up 28 points, 10
in:the.:final quarter, to pick
up the victory.
Paxton improved to 18-5
with the victory as Dustin
Geoghagan added 14 points
to join Zessin in double fig-
ures.
Walton, which will have
to beat Marianna on the
road in the opening round of


Paxton Girls 20-4


By PATRICK CASEY
The Paxton TL.nrT L -A o Bb t.o


Il*. n ru M nauy o caLs
saw the regular season come
to a close with a 67-56 victo-
ry in Niceville on Saturday
afternoon.
Alyssa Dupree scored 18
!, points while Rebecca Fer-
ii reira added 17 of her own
as the Bobcats hit 22-of-40
S shots from the field in de-
S eating the Eagles.


S Paxton led 17-14 after the
4 first quarter of play and 34-
.27 at halftime before pulling
7 away in the third quarter.
S The Bobcats held Niceville
r. to 3-of-14 shooting from
the field in the third quar-
ter to gain some breathing
1 distance, then salted away
.the game with just enough
success at the charity line to
pick up the win. Paxton hit
16-of-32 free throws while
Z'," connecting on seven shots
From behind the three-point
42 line as Emily Murray joined
SDupree and Ferreira in dou-
37 ble figures with 13 points.
Niceville was able to get
buckets on the interior but
struggled to shoot the ball
S from the perimeter. The Ea-
gles committed 21 turnovers
S and had trouble with Pax-
:'T ton's physical defense from
:, the outset. Regan McAllis-
ter scored 14 points for the
Shot squad but the Eagles
connected on only 17-of-55
ii: shots from the floor.
S The game was plagued
Sby numerous foul calls as 65
41j total free throws were shot
between the two teams.
b, I "We're healthy, we have
been playing well," coach
'" Steve Williams said before
the game. "The district tour-
1, ; nament is coming up and it
I is at our place so we want to


continue to play good, hard
defense to get into the state
playoffs."
Team Notes: Paxton
will play the winner of the
Poplar Springs-Laurel Hill
semi-final on Thursday, Feb.
2, at 7 p.m. The champion-
ship game of the District 1,
Class A tournament will be
played in Paxton at 7 p.m.
on Saturday night. The Bob-
cats will likely face a third


contest with Malone, a team
they have defeated twice
during the regular season.
Paxton has won 20+ games
in eight of their last nine
seasons. Paxton has won
eight straight gamds. Steve
Williams is in his third year
as head coach and holds a
64-17 record at Paxton. Pax-
ton went 11-0 at home this
season-and is 88-7 at home
over the last eight seasons.


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. South Carolina is the back-to-back defending national cham-
pion in NCAA Division I Baseball after winning consecutive titles
at the 2010 and 2011 College World Series. South Carolina has
10 College World Series appearances including five in the last 10
years under head coach Ray Tanner. Under Tanner's leadership,
South Carolina owns the fourth highest win total in the nation in
the last 12 years with a 577-231 record. South Carolina is one of
eight schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the
last 12 years including nine NCAA Super Regional appearances in
that span, one of only five schools to accomplish the feat.

2. The Florida Gators, the national runner-up to South Caro-
lina in 2011, occupy the top spot in the preseason rankings in Di-
vision I in the 2012 Baseball America Preseason Top 25. The rest
of the top five features Stanford, the Gamecocks, Arkansas and
Arizona.

3. Alex Brown, who played football at the University of Florida
from 1998-2001 was a member of the 2000 SEC Championship
Team, a 1999 aind 2001 First Team All-American selection, the
2001 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and UF's career sacks
leader (33-Career, 13-Season).

4. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones built a golf course at Cow-
boys Golf Club outside of Fort Worth that is the only NFL-themed
course in the world.

5. The Minnesota Twins will honor two-time World Champion-
ship Manager Tom Kelly by retiring his uniform number 10 dur-
ing a pre-game celebration as part of Tom Kelly Day, when the
Twins host the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 8. Kelly, 61, joins Har-
mon Killebrew (No. 3 -- 1975), Rod Carew (No. 29 -- 1987), Tony
Oliva (No. 6 -- 1991), Kent Hrbek (No. 14 -- 1995), Kirby Puckett
(No. 34 -- 1997) and Bert Blyleven (No. 28 2011) as the seventh
Twin to have his number retired by the organization. The Twins,
in conjunction with all of Major League Baseball, retired Jackie
Robinson's No. 42 in 1997.


the district tournament on
Feb. 10 to keep their season
going, will close out the reg-


ular season with games at
Panama City Arnold, Free-
port and Crestview.


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to force the game with Pensacola Catholic into overtime on
Friday night. The Braves, however, have struggled in close
games this season, holding a 2-11 mark in contests decided
by eight points or less. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


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Sports News and Notes: Anderson, Leach Sign Scholarship Deals


By PATRICK CASEY
Walton High School base-
ball players Au,:iiiu Ander-
son and Brendan Leach
both inked letters of intent
to play college baseball at
Jefferson Davis (ciuniiunit v
College and Gulf Coast State
College, respectively, on
Jan. 26 in the Walton High
School Media Center. The
seniors each pitched more
than 50 innings as juniors
for the Braves with Ander-
son posting a 2.12 ERA in
59 1/3 innings of work while
Leach had a 0.91 ERA in 53
2/3 innings. Leach had a 5-2
record for the club with An-
derson going 3-4. Anderson
was lethal at the plate as
a junior as he hit .523 with
two home runs and 14 RBIs,
while Leach'hit .290 with
a home run and 15 RBIs
for a Walton squad that
struggled to put runs on
the scoreboard at times as
the team finished the 2011
season with a 13-10 record.
Walton's Charlie Stevenson
signed with Mobile College
earlier in the school year
and former Walton base-
ball player James Towery
is in his sophomore season
at Northwest Florida State
College in Niceville.
The Ponce de Leon boys
basketball team dropped
a 50-40 decision to Liberty
County on Saturday night
and a 71-12 contest to Beth-
lehem on Monday. The Pi-


2011-12 High School Boys
Through Jan 29
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Cent 31
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rates are 0-21 and wrap up
the regular season with a
game against Laurel Hill on
Friday.
North Carolina has been
selected as the 2012 Atlan-
tic Coast Conference pre-
season baseball favorite in a
vote of the league's 12 head
coaches the conference of-
fice announced Friday. The
Tar Heels have been named
the preseason favorite four
times in the last six years.
The Tar Heels were named
by seven coaches as this
year's ACC team to beat,
while Georgia Tech received
four first place votes and
Florida State one. North
Carolina received 63 points
to lead the Coastal Division
with seven first place votes.
Georgia Tech finished sec-
ond followed by Miami and
Virginia with both receiv-
ing 47 total points. Virginia
Tech and Duke rounded out
the Coastal Division. Clem-
son and Florida State were
the runaway favorites in
the Atlantic Division with
67 and 64 points, while NC
State was tabbed third in
the division. Wake Forest,
Maryland and Boston Col-
lege finished out the Atlan-
tic Division.
For the fourth-consec-
utive season, the Gator
softball team will enter its
campaign with two pre-
season top-five rankings af-
ter checking in at No. 2 and


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No. 4, respectively, in the
two national polls released
Tuesday. The Gators were
tabbed No. 2 in the USA
Today/NFCA Division I Top
25 Poll, while picking up the
No. 4 spot in ESPN.com/
USA Softball's Collegiate
Top 25 Poll. Florida finished
the 2011 season ranked No.
2 in both national polls after
chalking up a record of 56-13
following its fourth-consecu-
tive Women's College World
Series appearance, capping
off the NCAA Tournament
with a spot in the Champi-
onship Series against Arizo-
na State last June. The Sun
Devils checked in at No. 1 in
both 2012 preseason polls,
with the Gators garnering
one first-place vote in the
ESPN.com/USA Softball
poll. The Gators finished
21-7 in 2011 Southeastern
Conference play en route to
their fourth-straight SEC
Eastern Division title, the
program's fifth all-time,
while producing a natioh-
leading and program-record
six All-Americans and five
Academic All-Americans
through UF's fourth 50-win


season last year.

Troy will open the gates
of Riddle-Pace Field on Sun-
day, Feb.5, for Baseball &
Softball Fan Appreciation
Day beginning at 2 p.m.
Baseball head coach Bobby


Pierce and softball head
coach Melanie Davis will
introduce their teams to the
fans, the Trojan Warrior
Council will provide free hot
dogs and drinks, and fans
can pick up their free official
baseball and softball sched-


ule posters at the event.
Both the baseball and soft-
ball teams will also be sign-
ing autographs.
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


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WALTON'S BRENDAN LEACH(left) and Angus Anderson(right) both signed baseball
scholarships on January 26. Leach will attend Gulf Coast State College while Anderson will
travel to Jefferson Davis Community College. Walton baseball coach Rick Dixon(standing,
left) will have both players available as the Braves prepare to open the 2012 baseball season
on February 14. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


PONCE DE LEON HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATED Senior Night for the girls and boys basketball teams as well as
cheerleaders on Monday night. The girls squad ended the regular season with a 22-2 record while the boys team may have
missed their best chance at a win in a 50-40 Homecoming loss to Liberty County on Saturday night. The boys squad fell to
0-21 with a 71-12 loss to Bethlehem on Monday night. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


DeFuniak Springs woman's grandson receives scholar-athlete


award from Atlanta Braves fan club


By REID TUCKER
Mark Pope, grandson of
DeFuniak Springs resident
Hazel Pope, took home the
2011 Jason Varitek Award,
given to the most outstand-
ing scholar-athlete in Geor-
gia, by the official fan club of
the Atlanta Braves baseball
organization.
Pope, 22, of Marietta,
Ga., received the prestigious
award at the 46th Annual
Eddie Glennon Gameboree,
the yearly.gathering of the
Braves 400 Club, on Satur-
day, Jan. 21 in Atlanta. The
event showcases and salutes
the Major League organiza-
tion's exemplary personnel
at all levels as well as the
best of Atlanta-area high
school and college baseball.
Pope, a pitcher with abilities
compared to Braves great
Greg Maddux, was given the
award recognizing his aca-
demic and athletic achieve-
ment for the previous year,


as he was drafted by the
San Diego Padres upon the
completion of his junior year
at Georgia Tech\last May.
He will soon depart
for Arizona to begin spring
training with the Padres.
A 2008 graduate of Mari-
etta's Walton High School,
Pope was initially selected
in the 17th round of the MLB
draft by Atlanta but elected
to enroll at Georgia Tech in-
stead. He set a modern-day
record at Georgia Tech with
unmatched four complete-
game shutouts while pitch-
ing for the school.
The former Yellow Jack-
et player is no stranger to
fame for his performance on
the baseball field, as he was
selected for the 2011 All-
Atlantic Coast Conference
First team, the 2011 Lou-
isville Slugger All-America
Second team, the 2011 Lou-
isville Slugger Preseason
All-American Third Team.


On this date in local

sports.....Feb. 4, 2006

By PATRICK CASEY
The South Walton Lady Seahawks captured their only
district championship in girls basketball with a 56-50 vic-
tory at Pensacola Catholic. Senior Ashlee Stephens scored
27 points while Taylor Griffith added 16 of her own as the
visiting team wrested away the title in enemy territory in
District 1 of Class 3A.
The Seahawks got to the title game after defeating Wal-
ton 45-30 behind 29 points from Stephens in the semi-final
round.
The Seahawks would go on to defeat Holmes County in
the first round of the state playoffs before losing to Florida
High in the second round to finish the year at 24-6.


That same year, he was also
named a semifinalist for
the USA Baseball organiza-
tion's Golden Spikes Award
and as a quarterfinalist for
the College Baseball Hall
of Fame National Pitcher of
the Year ward.
Pope comes from a note-


worthy DeFuniak Springs
sporting family, as his fa-
ther, Richard Pope, and his
uncle, David Pope, were
arguably some of the most
successful and famous quar-
terbacks in the nine-decade-
long history of the Walton
Braves football program.


School Sports Calendar

Wednesday- Feb. 1
Pensacola at NW FL State College Women's Basketball
5:30 p.m.
Pensacola at NW FL State College Men's Basketball 7:30
p.m.

Thursday- Feb. 2
South Walton at Freeport Boys Basketball 5:30/7 p.m.
Paxton Girls Basketball hosting District Tournament
6/7:30 p.m.

Friday- Feb. 3
Walton Boys Basketball at Crestview 5:30/7 p.m.
PDL Girls Baskeball in Cottondale 6 p.m.
South Walton Girls Basketball in Blountstown 6 p.m.
Paxton at Freeport Boys Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.
Laurel Hill at PDL Boys Basketball 6/7:30 p.m.

Saturday- Feb. 4
South Walton Wrestling in Wewahitchka 11 a.m.
NW FL State College Women's Basketball at Tallahassee
4:30 p.m.
NW FL State College Men's Basketball at Tallahassee
6:30 p.m.
Paxton Girls hosting District Tournament 7 p.m.
PDL Girls Basketball in Cottondale 7 p.m.
South Walton Girls Basketball in Blountstown 7 p.m.
Walton Girls.Basketball in Pensacola Catholic 7 p.m.

Tuesday- Feb. 7
Walton Tennis at West Floirda 3 p.m.
Freeport Softball at Vernon 4/6 p.m.
South Walton Boys Basketball vs Liberty Co. 7:30 p.m.
Walton Softball at Crestview 5 p.m.
Graceville at PDL Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m.
Northview at Freeport Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m.


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Paxton Senior Night: girls beat Baker by 12 and


boys go

By REID TUCKER
Paxton basketball fans
got their money's worth on
the Bobcats' senior night,
as the boys' double-over-
time contest was settled by
a single point in the home
team's favor, while the girls
took out Baker by a 12-point
margin.
Fittingly, considering
the occasion, both Paxton
squads were led in scoring
on Tuesday, Jan. 24, by that
team's respective senior an-
chor. Chad Zessin scored
a 24 points, though he had
help from the bench to take
the close 55-54 victory over
Baker (9-12), as every oth-
er player for the Bobcats
(17-5) scored at least once,
with Dustin Geohagan scor-
ing 13. Alyssa Dupree had
a 23-point performance for
the Lady Cats (19-4), almost
singlehandedly pulling the
team to its 54-42 win over
Baker's girls (19-3).
The going was tough
for both Paxton and Baker


to double OT to get one-point win


through halftime as neither
team had the best shooting
percentage, though that was
at least partially explained
by the full-court press em-
ployed on both sides. Paxton
led 11-9 in the first quarter
but Baker tied the game
30 seconds into the second,
while, in the meantime keep-
ing the Bobcats scoreless
until just 2:30 remained be-
fore the half. Paxton scored
just one shot from the floor
before the buzzer as Ryan
Gilbert nailed a fadeaway
with four seconds showing.
The Bobcats emerged
from the locker room on a
much more favorable third
quarter, though Baker also
stepped up its game in the,
shooting department, with
the two teams going 3-for-
6 and 3-for-4 from the floor
and neither team had a turn-
over. Zessin began to hit his
stride, scoring eight points
to put Paxton down just 25-
20 about the halfway mark
and Paxton outpointed the


Gators 13-7 in the period to
trail 30-27.
Zessin scored at will in
the fourth quarter, taking
Paxton from a one-point def-
icit to a 37-all situation with
1:35 left in regulation. How-
ever, two failed free-throw
attempts left the score
where it was and the game
went into two overtimes.
Paxton pulled ahead a point
or two only to have Baker tie
it up as both teams burned
through their remaining
timeouts in an effort to halt
the other side's momentum.
The Bobcats continued to
feed the ball to Zessin, who
continued to hammer in bas-
kets in the lane, while Bak-
er's top scorer, Josh Hart-
zog, scored most of his 22
points from the stripe, going
12-for-15 on the night. The
Bobcats' victory was sealed
as a key offensive rebound
with just 10.9 seconds re-
maining in the second OT
prevented Baker from ball
down court with sufficient


time to score.
The girls' game was also
close.
Dupree and Lizzie Mur-
ray score nine and eight
points, respectively, to do
the biggest part of giv-
ing Paxton a 21-10 lead on
Baker in the first quarter,
a deficit they more or less
kept through the duration
of the game. That early lead
proved to be a good thing as
the Lady Gators actually
marginally outscored Pax-
ton in individual periods to
follow. Baker edged Paxton
10-9 and 9-8 in the second
and third quarters but the
Lady Cats had a 16-13 ad-
vantage by the end of the
game, good enough for the
win.
After the first quarter
the game was most mostly
,a duel between Dupree and
Baker's high-scorer, junior
Cassidy Anderson, who
scored 19 on the night. Du-
pree was the only Lady Cat
to score in all four.quarters


of the game though she did
not match her first-period
performance and finished
the game at .500 from the
free-throw line, going 7-for-
14. By contrast, Anderson
did her work exclusively
from the perimeter and
at the stripe, scoring five
3-pointers and going 4-for-5
in free throws.
The wins marked the final


regular-season games the
two Paxton teams will play
on their home court, though
the Lady Cats, as the reign-
ing District 1-A champs,
will host the tournament in
a few weeks time. The boys'
team, however, must take
the game on the road, where
they will likely face a tough
Malone squad to decide the
championship.


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OT 55-54 victory. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


PAXTON'S SENIOR NIGHT FESTIVITIES included reading remembrances from the seven seniors on the Lady Cats basketball team. This season marks the last for Maegan New-
born, Taylor Cook, Haley Revette, Caylee Nelson, Lizzie Murray, Alyssa Dupree, and Rebecca Ferreira, most of whom have played together since middle school. (Photo by Reid Tucker)



PDL Girls End Regular Season at 22-2


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PONCE DE LEON SENIOR KAITLYN CARROLL(21)
had 12 points as the Pirates pulled away from Walton in
the fourth quarter for a 56-37 victory on January 24. The
Pirates also defeated North Florida Christian on Saturday
night 43-15 to end the regular season with a 22-2 record.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


By PATRICK CASEY
The Ponce de Leon Pi-
rates defeated Walton 56-37
with a strong second-half
performance on Jan. 24.

The visiting team blew
open a fairly close contest
with a big fourth quarter as
the Pirates went on a 22-8
scoring run over the final
eight minutes to improve to
21-2 overall and sweep the
regular season series.
Ashley Harper led the
Holmes County club with 16
points as she attacked from
the wing throughout the
game for several easy bas-
kets.


The Pirates forced 23
turnovers from the Braves
and hit 23-of-60 shots from
the floor with center Jas-
mine Flock providing 13
points from the interior.
Senior guard Kaitlyn Car-
roll also had a good night as
she chipped in 12 points and
had several steals to help
Tim Alford's squad capture
the victory.
Walton trailed 14-5 after
one quarter of play but got
the offense going in the sec-
ond quarter as the Braves
connected on 5-of-16 shots
from the field while the Pi-
rates struggled to add to
their lead. Senior Allyson


Howell scored six of her
eight points in the second
quarter and helped the
Braves to rally within 19-18
at intermission.

Walton junior Taliah
Moore led the Braves with
nine points in the contest
but the Braves could hit
only 16-of-53 shots from the
floor against the more-expe-
rienced-Pirates defense.
The Pirates finished the
regular season with a 43-15
defeat of Tallahassee North
Florida Christian for Home-
coming on Saturday night
to wrap up the regular sea-
son slate with a 22-2 mark.


PDL will play in Cottondale
at 6 p.m. on Friday night
against the winner of the
Sneads-Wewahitchka open-
ing round contest.

Game Notes: PDL leads
the series 16-14 after sweep-
ing both games this season
dating back to the 1992-93
season. Walton ended the
regular season with a 53-
46 -loss at South Walton to
fall to 15-8 on the year. The
Braves, who have already
wrapped up a playoff berth,
will face the winner of the
Marianna-Pensacola Catho-
lic contest on Saturday night
at,7 p.m. in Pensacola.


ANASTIN HERRING, six years old, took her first buck
on January 18, 2012 while hunting in Liberty.


TOM AND CHRISTOPHER BROWN caught this nice stringer of speckled trout while fishing in the Choctawhatchee
Bay over the weekend.


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