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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
Portion of title: De Funiak herald combined with the breeze
DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: February 16, 2012
Publication Date: 1993-
Frequency: weekly
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888



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PLAYER
Ralph Jenkins
discusses days of
gridiron glory. 1-B


VOLUME 123 NUMBER 7 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 75 PER COPY


INSIDE


GEOFF MCBRIDE:
THE NEXT
"VOICE" STAR?
Santa Rosa Beach
singer aims for star-
dom. 1-C



COMMUNITY
FORUM ON
BRIDGE WIDENING
Crowd discusses
and debates fund-
ing options. 1-C


ROTARY CLUB
HOSTS PEARL
HARBOR
SURVIVOR
Honors 70th


an-


niversary of attack.
14-A



SEASON ENDS
FOR BRAVES
BASKETBALL
Boys and girls
teams lose. 9-B



FREEPORT FALLS
TO HOLMES
COUNTY
Bulldogs lose 61-
52 in tough district
semifinal. 8-B


PAXTON FALLS
TO MALONE
Defense heavy,
hard-fought game.
7-B


ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
5-C
CLASSIFIED 6-C
OUTDOORS 12-C
ARRESTS 10-A

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Supports joint resolution to get Amtrak service


DFS Council


re-ups with WCEDA


By REID TUCKER
The DeFuniak Springs
City Council voted unani-
mously to support the in-
terlocal agreement with the
Walton County Economic
Development Alliance
(WCEDA), but the Coun-
cil was split when it came
to details of the associated
funding agreement.
These two items composed
part of the busy agenda be-


fore the Council on Monday,
Feb. 13. However, in spite
of discussion on a variety of
topics needing to be put to
the vote, all met with unani-
mous approval from the
Council except the issue of
funding the economic devel-
opment services offered by
WCEDA.
The city of DeFuniak
Springs' Fiscal Year 2012
budget made provision for


WCEDA's $15,400, which
is to be paid to the organi-
zation in equal bi-annual
installments, compensation
amount. While all council
members voted to support
the yearly interlocal agree-
ment, Councilman Ron Kel-
ley made a motion to split
the funds budgeted for com-
pensating WCEDA between
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Kelley, among other city officials and department heads, were on hand at the ribbon-cutting
ceremony for the new DeFuniak Springs Skate Park on Wednesday, Feb. 8. (Photo by Reid
Tucker) See story page 11-A.


BIOLOGISTS HAVE RECORDED an increase of Ameri-
can Bald Eagle nesting pairs in the Walton County area.
This fine example of America's symbol was spotted adjacent
to Choctawhatchee Bay near Basin Bayou. (Photo by Jeffrey
Powell)



WCTC to issue


driver licenses


in DFS


On March 19,. the Wal-
ton County Tax Collector's
(WCTC) DeFuniak Springs
Office will be the sole issuer
of driver license services in
Walton County. The new
services offered are a result


of the state closing the De-
Funiak Springs Driver Li-
cense Office.
"Tax Collectors were se-
lected as the office to tran-
See LICENSE 11-A


Plans move to legal review


Florida Legislature passes redistricting plans


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FLORIDA'S U.S. CON ;Il,.'NI(.)NAL districts as upprom by the state legislature this month. The map reflects the
increase in the %tate's number of U.S. House of Representatives districts from 25 to 27.


By DOTTY NIST
The redistricting process'
initiated by the Florida Leg-
islature in summer 2011 has
culminated in the adoption
of redistricting plans by the
Florida Legislature. These
were plans for state legisla-
tive and U.S. Congressional
redistricting.
The Florida Constitution
mandates redistricting every
10 years in order to equalize
population numbers in U.S.
Congressional, state Senate
and state House districts.
Due to population growth
in Florida over the 10-year
period, the state's number of
U.S. House of Representa-
tives districts was increased
from 25 to 27.
On Feb. 9, the Senate
voted to approve redistrict-
ing plans that had been ap-
proved, by the House four
days earlier. The Senate
vote had been the final step
prior to the legislative re-
districting plans being de-
livered to Florida Attorney
General Pam Bondi and the
Congressional plan to Gov-
ernor Rick Scott.
In addition to previously-
existing state and federal
redistricting requirements,
for the first time guidance
over the redistricting pro-
cess was exerted by new
measures, Amendments 5
and 6, which were approved

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


Rep. Brad Drake launches 2014 campaign

for the House of Representatives


Rep. Brad Drake (R-
Eucheeanna) last week an-
nounced his bid for the new-
ly drawn House District 5 in
2014, and declared his sup-
port for Rep. Marti Coley's
(R-Marianna) reelection to
the House of Representa-
tives.
"I am stepping aside for
the next two years because
it is in the best interest
of our community," said
Drake. "I am confident that
Marti Coley can effectively
represent our district; she
currently represents part of
Bay and Walton Counties


and a majority of Jackson
County. She has overcome
incredible adversity and ac-
complished much for North-
west Florida. I strongly
support her reelection to
the House of Representa-
tives. And in the meantime,
I will look forward to meet-
ing with constituents, work-
ing with community leaders
and continuing to learn how
I may be helpful. It is my
hope that voters will allow
me to continue to be their
champion for small govern-
ment and positive economic
growth for our wonderful


area. Whether as a private
citizen or as an elected of-
ficial, I am committed to
fighting for the interests of
our region."
A campaign release from
Drake stated, "The decision
comes as a result of the new
redistricting amendments to
the Florida Constitution and
their impact on the recent-
ly finalized district maps.
Guidelines adopted by a su-
permajority of Florida voters
changed the legal standards
resulting in a record num-
ber of incumbents paired in
single districts. By avoid-


ing a contentious primary
election, the district has the
potential of benefitting from
a continuum of experienced,
conservative leadership."
"I've known and worked
with Rep. Drake for a long-
time, and I'm honored that
he has placed his trust in
me," said Rep. Marti Coley
in the same release. "I am
grateful for this opportunity
to continue working to get
our economy back on track.
I look forward to campaign-
ing hard to earn the voter's
approval for another term in
the Florida House."


REP. BRAD DRAKE


Chautauqua Cruisers

announces "The

Wearin' O'the Green"


Coming events at Walton County Extension


Beef Conference and
Trade Show
Wednesday, Feb. 22,
2012
2012 Focus: Making the
Most of New Opportunities
7:30 a.m. Trade Show
and registration opens with
welcome at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $5 per person


Grilled Steak Lunch at
12:15 p.m.
For more information
on location and travel, con-
tact Agricultural Extension
Agent Mindy at (850) 892-
8.172, or stop by the Walton
County Extension Office
from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.


Row Crop Short Coarse
and Trade Show
Thursday, March 1
7:30 a.m. Trade Show
and registration opens with
welcome at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $5 per person
Grilled Steak Lunch at
12:30 p.m.
CEU's available


For more information
on location and travel, con-
tact Agricultural Extension
Agent Mindy at (850) 892-
8172, or stop by the Walton
County Extension Office 8
a.m. 4 p.m.
Four cattlemen from Wal-
ton county purchased bulls
from the Northwest Florida
Bull Test Sale in January
to increase the genetics of
their cattle operations. Keep
an eye out for upcoming Ex-
tension programs and sales.
Stop by the office, listen to
the AM radio station on
Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.,
check out the Walton county.
facebook page and website,
and this newspaper.


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


The 2012 Walton County
Antique Tractor Pull, Car
Show and History Fair will
be Saturday, March 10, from
8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the
Walton County Fairgrounds
in DeFuniak Springs.
The Walton County Heri-
tage Association is hosting
the History Fair portion of
the event, and are partner-
ing with the Walton County
Fair Association, which is
hosting the antique farm im-
plement exhibit and tractor
pull, and the Chautauqua
Cruisers, which will hold its
Wearing of the Green Car
Show, for an outstanding
day of family fun,
Church groups, clubs,
schools, businesses, and
families are invited to par-
ticipate in the History Fair
as we celebrate our heritage
by sharing photographs, an-
tiques, and collectibles with
visitors to the event. Our
special exhibit this year will
be hosted by the family of
Laura Ingalls Wilder who
wrote Little House on the
Prairie. Laura, her husband,
and their daughter lived
briefly in nearby Westville,
and the family still owns the
farm there.
To reserve a space at the
History Fair, an application
form must be filled out and
returned to them by March
1. There is no charge-to be
an exhibitor unless they are
selling items. Completed
forms may be mailed or
dropped off at the Walton
County Heritage Museum,
1140 Circle Drive, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.
All exhibitors will receive
two admission passes. Par-
ticipants may set up their
display the day before, from
9 a.m. until 5 p.m., or they
can set up on the day of
the event, starting at 7 a.m.
They may remove their dis-
play from the building at
the end of the History Fair
or from 9 a.m. 5 p.m.; the
following Monday.


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.


History Fair sponsorships
are available. The event fly-
er and the application form
are also available on our


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


website, www.WaltonCoun-
tyHeritage.org., or phone
Diane Merkel, president at
(850) 951-2127.


The Chautauqua Cruis-
ers announces "The Wearin'
0' the Green," a day of Irish
fun, on Saturday, March
10 from 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
This event will be held in
conjunction with 2012 Wal-
ton County Antique Tractor
Show and History Fair.
Admission will be $5 and
children under six will be
free. There will be bever-
ages and food available.
Registration will be at
8:30 until noon. Judging


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ends 1:30 p.m. Trophies will
be at 2 p.m. Vehicle entry fee
is $20. This will be a judged
show with two classes, origi-
nal and modified. There will
be a Top 10 class, Best of
Show, Best St. Patrick's Day
Costume, Best Car Display
(St. Patrick theme).
The event will take place
at 790 SR-83 North, in De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. For
more information call Joel
at 850-499-4784.


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Celebrating
30 Years of Service
to Our Community


CHAUTAUQUA REHAB
AND NURSING CENTER

(850) 892-2176
785 South 2nd Street DeFuniak Springs, FL


Freeport Relay for Life hosts

spaghetti dinner and bingo


2012 Walton County


History Fair March 10


WALTON COUNTY
TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED
COORDINATING BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 29,2012 1:30 PM
WALTON COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICES BLDG.
732 N. 9TH STREET
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA
PUBLIC IS INVITED. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
reasonable modifications to access meeting and for limited English
proficiency are available upon request. Call D. McKenzie at (850).332-
7976 48 hours in advance.


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DFS Economic

Development Tourism

Committee sponsors

Snowbird Day


The DeFuniak Springs
Economic Development
Tourism Committee is
sponsoring a free Snowbird
Day on Thursday, Feb. 23,
in DeFuniak Springs. Join
them for a day of fun and
entertainment. There will
be tours of the Lakeyard,
Walton-DeFuniak Library,
Heritage Museum and


Chautauqua Winery. Re-
freshments will be provided,
and discounts will be avail-
able at participating shops
and restaurants. The event
will take place from 9 a.m.
- 2 p.m., at the Chautauqua
.Building, 95 Circle Drive, in
DeFuniak Springs. To RSVP.
(by Feb. 17) or for more in-
formation, call 835-4834.


Tea Party

meeting planned


SHERIFF ADKINSONADMINISTERS OATH swearing in auxiliary deputies.


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The next meeting of the
Walton County Tea Party
Patriots will be held on
Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.
in the Life Enrichment Se-
nior Center on College Av-
enue in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla.
A special speaker with
vital information regarding
upcoming local and national
issues of importance to ev-
ery citizen. The public is en-
couraged to attend.
The Walton County Tea
Party Patriots is composed
of ordinary citizens who be-
lieve that our participation


in the governmental process
can and does make a differ-
ence. The group supports
smaller government, less
taxation, limited govern-
mental spending and strong
enforcement of the prin-
ciples of the U.S. Constitu-
tion.
The meeting is free and
open to the public.
For additional informa-
tion, visit our website at
www.waltoncountypatriots.
tcoinc.com., or contact Mary
Brown at (850) 520-4229;


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NEWLY SWORN auxiliary deputies pictured here are
Sheriff Adkinson Lawshe, Faust, Handy, Kaiser and Berry.
Sheriff Adkinson


swears in auxiliary

deputies


Last week Walton County
Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson
Jr., swore in five auxiliary
deputies at a ceremony held
at the Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) substa-
tion in south Walton.
"The Walton County
Sheriffs Office is pleased to
have these outstanding aux-
iliary members become part
of our agency," said Sher-
iff Adkinson. "These new
members will strengthen
the agency by continuing
our mission of safeguarding
the citizens and visitors of
Walton County."
The following auxiliary


members were sworn in:
Auxiliary Deputy Charles
Lawshe, Auxiliary Depu-
ty Craig Faust, Auxiliary
Deputy Ty Handy, Auxilia-
ry Deputy Tom Kaiser and
Auxiliary Lieutenant Bill
Berry. Lt. Artie Rodriguez
and -Capt. Audie Rowell
supervise these auxiliary
members.
Auxiliary deputies must
complete 327 hours of law
enforcement training. Upon
completion, the members
are sworn law enforcement
officers who are able to ride
along with sworn deputies
and perform any law en-
forcement functions.


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PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
FILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2012

Patrick P. Pilcher, Walton County Property Appraiser, reminds property owners who
intend to make application for Homestead Exemption, Veteran's Exemption,
Additional Senior Exemption, Agricultural Classification, Disability Exemption,
Deployed Military Exemption, or Widow's and Widower's Exemption, the absolute
filing deadline is MARCH 1, 2012.

If you plan to file your exemption for the first time, please bring with you a copy of
your recorded deed or tak receipt, the social numbers) of all owners of property,
Florida driver's license number, Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration
number. If you are entitled to disability exemption, please bring proof of disability
(two doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on a mobile home,
please bring the title or registration certificate.

If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for Persons 65 and Older" your
annual household income cannot exceed $27,030 (adjusted annually) (proof will be
required). Application must be made each year.

If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please
call 850-892-8123 or 850-267-4500, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

You may file for exemptions at the following office locations of
the Property Appraiser Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


DeFuniak Springs Courthouse
571 Hwy 90 East


Santa Rosa Beach
31 Coastal Centre Blvd Suite 600


THE ABSOLUTE FILING DEADLINE FOR 2012 EXEMPTIONS IS
MARCH 1, 2012.


Jan Davidson
22 Years Experience
OFFICE LOCATED AT
6455 County Hwy. 0605
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

ELECTRONIC FILING
You can drop off paperwork or
sit while it is prepared whichever
is more convenient for you


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Editorial Comment


*PERSONAL


COMMENTS

*LETTERS TO

THE EDITOR


Editorial Comment


A break



from reality

By BRUCE COLLIER

As you can read on this page, Walton County citizens are
still very much alive, well and tapping at their keyboards,
offering up their opinions of the controversy over bridge/no
bridge, sales tax/no sales tax. If anyone who wrote a letter
does not see it this week, it was strictly a question of space
and first-come, first-served. By the time this newspaper has
gone to press, the Walton County Board of County Com-
missioners will have heard and it is hoped decided on
whether to proceed with a referendum. It will be in the
voters' hands.
Meantime, if you need something amusing to look at -
amusing in a kind of appalling way, I mean check out the
photos of the newly unveiled statue of the late Kim Jong II,
who passed away in December after 17 years as dictator of
North Korea. The "fatherly general," as he was reportedly
called, is depicted on horseback, riding alongside his equally
dictatorial father Kim II Sung, also safely dead. Both men
look for all the world like Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed
by comedian Robin Williams in Night at the Museum.
I never really thought of North Korea as a horsey kind
of place, but who doesn't look better astride a mettlesome
steed? And in the case of Kim Jong II, who presided over
famines, brutal repression and a drive toward nuclear
weapons that has placed North Korea at odds with pretty
much every rational country in the world, it can't do much
more damage.
Father and son' look good together, riding off the edge of
reality into manufactured glory. Meantime, loyally mourn-
ing North Koreans have reported sightings of double rain-
bows, mountains glowing crimson, even a family of bears
weeping by the side of a road. Yes, I said bears weeping by
the side of the road. I haven't read this much concentrated
hooey since Michael Jackson's death.
As we embark on yet another presidential election year,
it might be good to consider this example from the East.
Putting leaders on horseback or on heavenly or infernal
thrones is a lousy way to run a country. Let's keep the bears
dry-eyed in 2012.


Editor:
Proud of My Community
Tonight I am proud of my Walton County community.
Four public officials accepted an invitation to meet with
Walton residents Thursday, Feb. 9 to offer factual in-
formation on the U.S. 331 bridge widening project. Next
Tuesday the Board of County Commissioners will meet to
decide whether to begin passage of an ordinance to hold
a referendum on a sales surtax. The surtax will generate
funds to begin construction of a second U.S. 331 span across
Choctawhatchee Bay. The meeting was graciously hosted
by South Walton Utility Company in their new building on
Miramar Beach Drive. County Administrator Greg Kisela,
Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kitty Whit-
ney, Captain Joe Preston the county Emergency Manage-
ment Director, and Bill Imfeld, Walton County Finance
Director offered basic information about the bridge project.
They answered questions and listened to comments from a
group of about 75 citizens. The four were great! New ques-
tions needing investigation were identified and opposing
views were expressed. Here is why I am proud The group
treated all public officials and other attendees with respect.
They listened to dissenting views and reasoned logically to
help understand the implications of the bridge project and
proposed surtax. This was the best of the democratic pro-
cess. Whether the referendum passes or fails, I am proud
of the way my neighbors reasoned and treated eadh other
tonight. Now I hope they consider the issue carefully and
act according to the facts and their consciences.

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Editor,
It would be easy to blame the efforts of Florida's largest
private landowner to the east and the more populated coun-
ties to the west for getting lesser transportation needs at-
tended to throughout the Panhandle while Walton Coun-
ty's greater needs have been ignored. We could also blame
the vague promises made by our legislators in Tallahassee
and Washington, which were easily broken and quickly for-
gotten. However, that would accomplish nothing.
Walton County, as usual, must fend for itself. Fine. Wal-
ton County folk are used to doing their own heavy-lifting
and making their own way.
There is no question that we need a bridge system ca-
pable of providing four-lanes of traffic, just as we need four
lanes on U.S. 331 from the Alabama line to U.S. 98. People
who say that no bridge and therefore no four-lane highway
is needed do not understand the basic economic realities of
northwest Florida. People who say there has been no ex-
planation about the timeline and the need for immediate
action have apparently not attended the committee or com-
mission meetings, as it has been explained repeatedly.
We have been lobbying for the four-laning of U.S. 331 for
decades. Why? Because wve know that it will benefit every
facet of life here. It will allow us to attract new business
and industry'that requires modern transportation routes.
It will reduce the number of senseless accidents and deaths
on our highway. It will allow tourists and travelers to reach
their destinations without clogging our only north-south ar-
tery. It will allow faster evacuation during tropical storms
and hurricanes and it will allow Walton County residents
to travel safely and quickly throughout the county,'whether
for work, shopping, dining or recreation.
DOT and the DEP have told us that we can't four-lane
the highway until we four-lane the bridge. We can dislike
this statement, we can agree that it isn't fair, but in the
end, DOT has sole authority and this is the only deal they
are offering.
Though our current bridge was clearly designed to ac-
commodate a second, two-lane span built at a later date,
thanks to DOT and DEP again, we have been told that we
can't build a second two-lane span but must start over.
Keep in mind that opting for the bridge doesn't just
get us a bridge it also gets U.S. 331 four-laned. That is the
second part of the promise of DOT build the bridge and the
state will start four-laning the highway. It's taken 50 years
of asking and DOT has not yet taken official action, but
representatives have agreed to do that and the Okaloosa-
Walton Transportation Planning Organization has agreed
to place in at the top of their list, too. In fact, the process is
already beginning and sections of the road are being four-
laned right now.
So now we must decide how to pay for our own much
needed and long overdue improvements tax or toll. Both
have their advantages and disadvantages but in the final
analysis, I do not favor a toll and here are the reasons
why.
It would punish working people. A tourist would pay a $2
toll to reach south Walton per year. Who pays the rest? The
local people who work across the Bay, who must travel the
road every day, week after week, month after month, year
after year. That's $2 for the tourist $500 for the worker.
Does that sound fair to you?
Though we may not like it, the truth is, Walton County's
only real economic driver is tourism out of state travelers
trying to get to the beach. Another bit of truth is that trav-
elers routinely avoid toll roads whenever they can. With
a new by-pass currently under construction in Okaloosa
County, there will soon be far too many faster, safer alter-


nate routes to the beach available to travelers. Why take a
toll road?
Clearly, it would be more equitable to skim an extra
penny from tourism dollars. Consider the total impact of
a penny on the dollar from the $2,000 per week to stay in
a rental house; a penny on the dollar from the hundreds
spent in restaurants; on the hundreds spent in our shops
and factory outlets and for all the other south Walton ame-
nities. Multiply that amount by the tens of thousands of
tourists who visit us year round and I think you'll see that's
a far more equitable approach.
Will local residents pay, too? Yes, but we will also benefit
year round not just for one or two weeks out of the year
- in the same way that our. extra sales taxes provide free
garbage and sanitation services year round. Further, if we
are ever going to be able to expand our economic base to
include something besides tourism, we are going to have to
have transportation routes that are as good as those that
already exist in every other Panhandle county. We're al-
ready behind everyone else.
Like all Americans, I hate taxes. I especially hate taxes
that provide no benefit. The only taxes any of us should
favor are those that provide a direct benefit and actually
improve our lives. If we got as much benefit out of every
other tax we pay as we'll get out of this, we'd be living like
kings.
Further, we must insure that the penny tax expires in
10 years and does not become a tax for life. The tax won't
apply to food or gasoline, either. If you spend $100 at Lowes
or Wal-Mart, you'll pay a single dollar more in taxes. That's
less than the cost of a 16-ouiihe Coke: That's the difference
we're talking about.
And how do we benefit? The first way is protecting the
health and safety of our local citizens and visitors alike by
providing a faster and safer means of evacuation during
hurricanes and tropical storms.
The second is through economic development. A four-
laned U.S. 331 means more industry and business which
means more jobs, better jobs for ourselves and our children.
It means a stronger economy and a better way of life.
It is the difference between a thriving, prosperous place
to work, to live and raise our families and a place that will
eventually wither on the vine, a place that has been passed
by, populated by dwindling communities with little hope
and even fewer opportunities.
When there are faster, safer alternate routes to the beach
available to travelers, why would anyone choose a two-lane
road? And when they choose a faster, safer four-lane high-
way in Okaloosa or Bay County, what's going to happen to
Walton County?.
We have a chance to take control of our future and take
our rightful place among other prosperous Panhandle com-
munities, but we have to make the right choice the first
time. Walton County officials and residents have lobbied
every U.S. congressman and senator, every state repre-
sentative and senator and every DOT director for the last
50 years and after 50 years, this is the first and only offer
we've had.
If we say, no thanks, we don't want to pay an extra pen-
ny to get what we need, how many decades will it be before
we get another offer? As we watch our neighboring counties
grow and prosper, what do we say to our children sorry,
we had our chance but we let it pass by?

I urge you to support the bridge and four-lane highway
construction.
Ron Kelley
DeFuniak Springs


I LTTE T THEITOR


Editor:
People are fed up with our county government wasting
and spending money like it is their own -- giving raises, bo-
nuses, buy outs, land deals, and the like. I don't understand
how county road workers can work 10 hours a day on these
short winter days. The county doesn't seem to understand
that they need to suspend raises and bonuses, stop the prac-
tice of buy outs, and put a freeze on hiring. And using the
county trough to make yourselves rich is outrageous. Peo-


ple are talking about voting for no one who is currently in
office nor anyone who currently works for the county. You
seem to have forgotten that it is our money that pays for
government! So, cut your budgets, reduce your staff, sell
off some of our county vehicle fleet, and save $70,000,000
in one year. Less government at less cost means a more
prosperous local economy. It is just that simple!
Michael Alford
DeFuniak Springs


LETE TOTEESI I TORi0l


Editor:
Irresponsible Behavior
On Dec. 15, Florida Secretary of Transportation Ananth
Prasad proposed to the Walton County Board of Commis-
sioners that the state would dedicate $102 million to wid-
ening the bridge on Highway 331, if the county agreed to
it, and if the county could finance an additional $77 mil-
lion. The state of Florida has already begun the process of
widening Highway 331 from two to four lanes from High-
way 98 to I-10.
The Walton County Commissioners will vote next week.
If they choose to finance the bridge, they can select a toll or
a tax. If they choose to have the bridge, but don't make a
decision about funding, the state will fund it with a toll. The
only two possible funding options are a sales tax, perhaps
as much as 1 percent, or a $2-$3 southbound only toll.
Since 57 percent of the sales taxes collected in Walton
County come from tourists, an increase in the sales tax --
which does not apply to food and medicine -- is the.best
choice. A toll would place great hardship on the people who
commute to work every day over the bridge. A 1-percent


sales tax is likely to pay off the county's portion in less than
10 years, whereas a toll could take more than 20 years.
So what is the Walton County Taxpayers Association's
response? "No Tax, No Toll."
Why not just say, "No Bridge"? The WCTA offers no al-
ternatives, no options, only negativity. Their position is ir-
responsible, as is the position of the Walton County Demo-
cratic Party.
If Walton County expects to grow and attract businesses,
it needs the right infrastructure. And since Walton County
has the second worst evacuation time in all of Florida, four
lanes are needed to handle the traffic.
"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the prob-
lem." The WCTA and the Walton County Democratic Party
are part of the problem.
The voters of Walton County should let the Commission-
ers know that widening the bridge is good policy.


Art Miller
Miramar Beach


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS I IFRALt HI) I I IZ1,'I'II ISDAY, FIBIKRUARY 1I, 2012

Freeport Relay For Life


donations in the (purple) toilet


-- BLACK R "
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By JEFFREY POWELL
Cancer is a reality that
affects million of lives per
year. Very rare is the family
that has not been affected by
the disease in some form or
fashion. With that in mind
the Freeport Relay For Life
team Angel Warriors has set
out to collect money to help
find a cure. Oddly enough it
comes in the form of a pur-
ple toilet.
Persons wanting to par-
ticipate in the effort can call
the group and have the toi-
let delivered to a friend or
business. The recipient then
makes a donation of $10 to
have the toilet taken away,
$20 to give it to a friend or
$30 to insure that the toilet
never comes back.
Two businesses that have
recently contributed to the
cause are Live Oak Landing


and the Black Creek Gen-
eral Store. Both establish-
ments took the effort in the
good spirt in which it was
founded and made a dona-
tion to the cause.
"Funding cancer research
is a very good cause," said
Live Oak Landing General
Manager Neil Sorrell. "I lost
both my parents to cancer.
Conquering cancer would be
good for everybody, if fact it
would be the best thing to
happen to mankind."
To learn more about this
effort call Relay For Life
Committee Member Alicia
Goddin at (850) 259-6504.
"We appreciate all the
citizens and businesses that
have participated in this ef-
fort," said Goddin. "Their
money is definitely going to
a good cause."


LIVE OAK LANDING General manager Neil Sorrell (1)
was glad to send the toilet up the street. (Photo by Jeffrey
Powell)


BLACK CREEK GENERAL STORE employee Kim Er-
win (1) paid Alicia Goddin to take the toilet away. (Photo by
Jeffrey Powell)


Airport committee

meeting Feb. 21


The Airport Advisory
Committee will be meeting
on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at
9 a.m. at DeFuniak Springs
Municipal Airport Termi-
nal, 1931 U.S. 90 West, De-


E.O. Wilson
Biophilia
Center
presentations
Feb. 18
E.O. Wilson Biophilia
Center presents Lisa Miller
and Her Birds of Prey, Sat-
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and at 1 p.m.
Miller is the E.O. Wilson
Biophilia Center's very own
Birds of Prey rehabilitator.
She will be showing and
discussing several birds that
are under her care. Lisa is
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for upcoming events knowl-
edgeable. Come to the E.O.
4956 SR-20 East Freeport,
FL 32439 or call at (850)
835-1824.


Funiak Springs, Fla.
Upon departure from the
airport, the meeting will
commence at City 'Hall, 71
U.S 90 West, DeFuniak
Springs, Fla.


City of DFS warns of

fraudulent company


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attention of the City of De-
Funiak Springs that there
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company, HomeServe.
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to providing water service


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fee of $59.88. Please beware
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If anyone has any ques-
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V Your Social Security number, as well as those of all your dependents.
Tax returns for the last two years if this is your first visit to us.
Forms and schedules received for the tax year; for example:
W-2s, 1099s, K-Is and 1098s.
vo Records of all known deductions and a list of possible deductions.
N List of income and expenses not reported on a form or schedule.
SRecord of the amount paid to dependent caregiver.
Dependent caregiver name, address and ID number.
All information and records associated with the sale of property.
V Records of all educational expenses paid during the year.
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WCSO Canine Unit

attends KANINE seminar


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The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WCSO) Canine
Unit joined more than a
dozen canine teams from
across the nation to attend
a two-day training seminar
on KANINE software.
"It tracks the informa-
tion the K-9 handlers are
required to report to ensure
reliability," said Bob Ives,


owner of Code Blue Designs.
"The software provides the
documentation necessary
to protect the handlers and
agencies from liability."
The seminar provided the
WCSO Canine Unit with
record keeping, database
management, time saving
tips, and GPS mapping tools
used in Code Blue Designs'


KANINE software.
The mission of Code
Blue Designs is. to provide
law enforcement as well as
other public agencies with
an affordable alternative
to higher priced software.
Their goals include; creating
software solutions designed
to be user-friendly, mission
oriented, proficient and af-
fordable.


DEPUTIES Nick Bearden, Matt Key, Chad Biernacki and Steve Key with Bob Ives (cen-
ter), owner of Code Blue Designs, which produces KANINE software.


THE WCSO CANINE UNIT attended a recent seminar on KANINE software.


Walton Career

Development

Center blood

drive Feb. 21


There will be a blood
drive on Tuesday, Feb.
21, at Walton Career De-
'.elopment Center. 761 N.
20th Street. DeFuniak
Springs, in the parking
lot. The blood drive will


be from 8 a.m 1 p.m. Ap-
pointments are not nec-
essary. but to make one,
go the Northwest Florida
Blood Services website.
www.nhfbdonor.org.


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WCHD Healthy start offers "Mommy Time Out"


Walton County Health
Department and Healthy
Start are offering "Mommy
Time Out" meetings for
parents helping parents.
Parenting is a difficult job
and can be lonely at times.
Healthy Start home visi-
tors have found that many
expectant and new moth-
ers lack support and could
benefit from meeting oth-
er moms; but don't know
where or how to meet them.
Healthy Start will provide


that opportunity by host-
ing meetings for expectant
or new moms. The purpose
of these.meetings is to bring
women together to form
new support systems and to
learn from each other.
The "Mommy Time Out"
meetings will be offered at
the Walton County Health
Department offices in De-
Funiak Springs and Santa
Rosa Beach and will be of-
fered iin both English and
Spanish. There will be par-


ent/child activities, stress
relief tips, and a baby book
club. Fathers and children
are welcome to attend, but
childcare will not be provid-
ed.
Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 1
p.m. (Spanish) 3 p.m. (Eng-
lish) Walton County Health
Department, 362 SR-83 De-
Funiak Springs, FL 32433.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1
p.m. (English) 3 p:m.i;(Span-
ish) Walton County Health"
Department 361 Green Way


Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
32459
For more information
about the meetings and to
RSVP (not required), call
(850) 892-8040 ext. 1178
(English) or ext. 1188 (Span-
ish).
For. more information
about the Healthy Start
Community Coalition of
Okaloosa and Walton Coun-
ties: http://healthvstar-
'tOkawalton.org/ or infoa'
healthystartokawalton.org.


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first stand-alone quilt show


February 17 and 18, The
Chautauqua Quilters Guild
of Walton County will hold


their first stand-alone quilt
show. Presenting along with
them will be The Country


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Patchers' Quilt Guild of
Crestview.
Together their members
will be displaying more than
160 quilted items, many of
which are large quilts. Some
are hand-stitched, some ma-
chine quilted, some with
mixed methods, many dif-
ferent styles, and several
original designs. This show
includes seven commercial
vendors. Two guilds will also
have sales tables with many
handmade items available
for purchase. Both guild use
funds earned to help with
their annual community
projects. The Chautauqua
Hall of Brotherhood Foun-
dation will be there also
selling items for breakfast,
snacks, and lunch. Quilting
demonstrations and classes
will be free as space allows.
Included also is an antique
quilt display.
Admission is $2 for
adults, and children under
12 get in free. Door prizes
will be given out each day.
For more information call
(850) 585-2796.


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Cooking
Taste of' Home Cooking
School to be held Feb. 28 at
the beautiful Walton High
auditorium. Co-sponsors
again include CHELCO,
Triangle Chevrolet-Buick,
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
and COPE.
During this interactive
two hour event, attendees
will watch top culinary ex-
pert Michelle Roberts dem-
onstrate new recipes they
can easily recreate in their
kitchen. Gift bags include
an assortment of products
and coupons including a
cookbook with the show's
recipes. There will be lots of
giveaways at sponsor tables
plus many exciting door
prizes. Attendees will also
be bringing non-perishable


School
items for the Matrix Out-
reach Center in DeFuniak
Springs.
Tickets are $10 and are
available at WZEP AM 1460
Radio in DeFuniak Springs,
by mail at P.O. Box 627, De-
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or online at www.wzepl460.
com. For more information
call (850) 892-3158. For
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Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Taste of Home Culinary
Specialist Michelle Roberts
starts cooking at 6:30 p.m.
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DeFuniak Springs.


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Monday, Feb. 20 senior
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Tuesday, Feb. 21 Yoga
with June at 8:30 a.m.; line
dancing at noon; Bingo at
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enant Hospice Bereavement
Group from 2:30 4 p.m.;
Zumba at 6:30 p.m., and
Amateur Radio Club "Tech
Nite" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 -
Zumba for seniors at 9:30
a.m.; Canasta players at
10:30 a.m.; Wii bowling
practice and instruction
"Home Safety" Class by Ke-
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that organization and the
city's own economic develop-
ment committee.
Kelley's rationale was
that, while it is in the inter-
ests of DeFuniak Springs'
citizens and businesses
to continue to support the
WCEDA, the fact that it
provides services for the
entirety of the county and
not just DeFuniak Springs
means at least half of the
money 'should go directly
to helping immediate lo-
cal economic development.
The FY2012 budget also in-
cludes provision for $3,000
to be paid to the DeFuniak
Springs economic develop-
ment committee, but it was
Kelley's opinion that it was
not enough.
"I don't think that $15,000
is a lot of money for either
organization but I think if
we're going to be serious at
all we need to make a little
bit more of an even swap,"
Kelley said. "I'm of the opin-.
ion that we need to give at
least half this money to our
own committee. I also feel
like we need to keep our feet
under the table with the
county EDA because what-
ever business comes to Wal-
ton County, whether it be in
Paxton, Freeport or south
Walton it helps the whole
county."
Councilman Mac Work
seconded Kelley's motion to


divide the funds between
the two economic develop-
ment groups and both voted
in favor of this move when it
was put to the vote. Howev-
er, Councilmen Henry Ennis
and Wayne Graham voted
against the motion, and, as
Councilman Kermit Wright
was not present at the meet-
ing for medical reasons, the
deadlock was settled by
Mayor Harold Carpenter.
Though the mayor abstained
from voting, he took the nay
side of the vote, so the mo-
tion failed.
Graham then made a mo-
tion to agree to compensate
WCEDA for the full afore-
mentioned amount. This
also ended in a 2-2 vote,
with Kelley and Work dis-
senting, though Carpenter
once again settled on the
side of WCEDA.
"I feel like that we need'
to hold onto our obligation
to the amount of funds that
we created in the budget for
the Walton County Econom-
ic Development Alliance,"
Carpenter said. "If the other
committee needs money we
need to look elsewhere to
see if we can come up with
some funds."
Next, the mayor proposed
joining with other north
Florida municipalities and
county governments in a
joint resolution to support
the restoration of Amtrak


service to the Sunset, Lim-
ited Route, which; at the
height of its operation, was
the only truly transconti-
nental rail line remaining in
active service in the United
States as it stretched from
Los Angeles to Jacksonville.
However, service on the New
Orleans-to-Jacksonville
stretch of the route ceased
due to damaged caused by
Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Information provided with
the draft resolution indi-
cated that damages have
been repaired and freight
traffic on the line has been
resumed while passenger
traffic has not, in spite of a
2008 federal act requiring
Amtrak to re-implement
service between New Or-
leans and Jacksonville.
The documentation con-
tinued, showing how this
inactivity has created 13
so-called "stranded sta-
tions" and cites the negative
economic impact resulting
from the situation. The Tal-
lahassee City Commission
and the Wakulla County
Commission, among other
local governments, includ-
ing the city of Crestview,
already passed resolutions
calling on Amtrak to begin
implementing its plans to
restore services along the
north Florida portion of the
rail route. Similarly, the De-
Funiak Springs Council vot-


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


ed 4-0 to support the joint
resolution.
The other items on the
;agenda passed quickly and
in order. The Council voted
unanimously, giving the
go-ahead for event organiz-
ers with the Walton Area
Chamber of Commerce to
continue with plans for the
second annual Marvel of
Flight expo, set for May 19
at the DeFuniak Springs
Municipal Airport. A request
to hold the parade, planned
to take place on March 17,
which marks the beginning
of 60th annual Little League
baseball season, also passed
unanimously when put to
the vote.
The Council also voted
4-0 in favor of two items
brought up by Planning
Director Greg Scoville. The
first was to reschedule a
public hearing before the
Planning Board to Feb. 27
and the second was set the
date of another hearing for
March 23. Both hearings in-
volve requests for accessory
structures by commercial
operations.
Other items met with
unanimous approval were
the authorization of a tem-


porary hire to the city's wa-
ter department and the ap-
pointment of Terry Dawkins
to the Economic Develop-
ment Tourism Committee.
Finally, City Manager
Sara Bowers invited the
mayor and councilmen to
the first annual Snowbird
day, to be held Thursday,
Feb. 23 at the Chautauqua


Hall of Brotherhood on Cir-
cle Drive. The event is aimed
at bringing out-of-state visi-
tors to south Walton to De-
Funiak Springs for a day of
tours of historic homes and
landmarks for the purpose
about familiarizing them
with the community as part
of the city's ongoing efforts
to attract new business.


Meals in a snap


Are you tired of the same
old thing for dinner? Do
you get home after a long
day only to discover that
you don't feel like cooking
and that you have nothing
to make for a quick din-
ner? The Walton County
Health Department and the
University of Florida IFAS
Extension are working to-
gether to offer interactive
and tasty cooking demon-
stration classes. The cost
is $5 per class or $20 for the
series. Classes will meet
the second Tuesday of ev-
ery month January through
June from 6 7 p.m. at the


Walton County Extension
office, 732 N. 9th Street, De-
Funiak Springs. Topics are
as follows:

March 13 Super-Packed
Salads
April 10 Quick and Easy
Casserole
May 8 Mexican Fiesta
June 12 Perfect Pizza
Party

For more information
or to register, call Kendra
Zamojski at (850) 892-8172.


Freeport man arrested


for marijuana possession


DeFuniak Springs Police make

arrest in alleged carjacking


Officer with the DeFuniak
Springs Police responded to
a disturbance at the corner
of S. Park Street and Rail-
road Avenue on Feb. 9, at
approximately 11:15 a.m.
Two white males in a red
Jeep SUV advised that they
were the victims of a battery
and carjacking by four white
um.el1 in, a green 'Chevrolet
rick. _Thie sspect;s report-
edly began smashing the
windows of the SUV with
a sledge hammer while the
victims were inside. The vic-
tims then tried to fend off
the suspects' attacks with a
baseball bat. One of the sus-
pects entered the SUV and
drove a short distance before
crashing into a nearby tree.


All four suspects fled in the
truck and were later located
in the Niceville area.

Jacob Dillion Rhodes, 20,
who resides in Niceville, was
arrested and charged with
aggravated assault, bat-
tery, and criminal mischief.
A second suspect, a male
juvenile, was also arrested
on similar charges. Both
suspects were booked at the
Walton County Department
of Corrections. The juvenile
was later transported to the
Department of Juvenile Jus-
tice Detention Center..

The investigation led po'-
lice to conflicting stories over
who brandished a weapon


first and the motives in the
incident. The victims, sus-
pects, arid independent wit-
nesses were able to solidify
the facts of the case. The
investigation revealed the
motive was to collect on a
debt reportedly owed to one
suspect by one of the victims
for the sale of a vehicle. The
facts also indicated that a
"carjacking" did not take
place.The investigation was
concluded with the arrests of
the two perpetrators in this
case. DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice expressed thanks to the
Okaloosa County Sheriffs
Office and Niceville Police
Department for assisting in
the investigation and appre-
hension of the suspects.


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE REPORT


DeFuniak Springs Police
arrested the following peo-
ple during the week ending
Feb. 12, 2012:

Christopher Dennis Dol-
lar, 39, Address not given,
Obstruction w/o violence,
Mark Matthew Thomp-


son, 22, DFS, Fleeing/elud-
ing LEO, possession of
marijuana w/intent to sell,
manufacture or deliver,
poss. of cocaine w/intent to
sell, manufacture or deliv-
er, poss. of marijuana -20
grams, DWLSR, attached
registration/license plate


not assigned,
Cody Frank Slay, 22,
DFS, DWLSR, MVOP,
Amber Rose Louise Al-
drich, 21, SRB, Petit theft,
Jacob Dillion Rhodes,
20, Niceville, Aggravated
assault with deadly weapon
w/o intent to kill, battery,
criminal mischief.


SWALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people -during the
week ending Feb. 12, 2012:

Joseph Lamar Brown,
47, PDL, Grand theft $300
- 5,000 x2, dealing in stolen
property,
Alma Jean Boyington,
37, DFS, Petit theft,
Bradley Uvonne Car-
roll, 41, PDL, VOP,
Richard Anthony Ho-
gans, 30, DFS, Aggravated
battery, criminal mischief,
James McKinney Coo-
per, 43, DFS, Battery,
Tanesha Lashon Hall,
36, Quincy, Fla., DWLSR,
warrant,
Gabriel Lang Ham-
mock, 18, DFS, DUI,,
SSavannah Michelle
Jones, 19, Rays City, Ga.,
FVOP,
Ryan Eugene Renner,
28, DFS, FVOP,
Dermarcus Antwaun
Taylor, 26, DFS, Possession
of marijuana w/intent to sell,
manufacture or deliver,
Linda Jo Aguayo, 58,
PDL, MVOP, FTA,


Justin Clifford An-
derson, 24, Harvey, La.,
DWLSR,
Todd Frederick Charles,
50, Crestview, MVOP,
S* Kazeric Darnell Free-
man, 36, Freeport, Posses-
sion of marijuana w/intent
to sell, manufacture or de-
liver,
Jimmy Dean Glover,
20, Shalimar, DWLSR, petit
theft, possession of alcohol
by person under 21 years
old,
Charles Robert Padgett,
54, Daleville, Ala., Sexual
assault by person 18 or old-
er, victim 12 under 12 years
old,
Johnny Wayne Scho-
field, 24, DFS, FVOP,
Terry Wayne Smith, 41,
Crestview, DUI,
Oscar Orlando Giron-
Romero, 47, FWB, Operat-
ing motor vehicle w/o valid
DL, failure to register motor
vehicle, hit-and-run leaving
scene of accident w/property
damage,
Shaun Franklin Hayes-
Jessee, 32, Panama City
Beach, DWLSR, possession


of drug equipment, hit-and-
run leaving scene of accident
w/property damage,
Alva Glick Owens, 49,
Freeport, Child support,
municipal ordinance viola-
tion,
Osman Enrique Sierra
Aquero, 41, Panama City,
VOP,
Billy John Simmons,
68, DFS, MVOP,
Tommy Wayne Hender-
son, 39, St. Petersburg, Mu-
nicipal ordinance violation,
Corey Lee Kendrick, 25,
DFS, MVOP,
Jeremy James Odom,
24, DFS, MVOP,
Mark Starke Patterson,
23, Pensacola, Municipal or-
dinance violation,
James Kevin Peak, 21,
Westville, Battery,
Wanda Faye Shannon,
42, DFS, Obstructing jus-
tice, tampering in felony
proceeding, intimidating,
threatening, etc. witness or
informant,
Danny Lee Stransky,
55, DFS, Warrant,
Jason Wayne Yand, 33,
DFS, VOP,


Last week, the Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Office
(WCSO) arrested Kazeric
Freeman, 36, of Freeport,
for possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute.
The investigation began
Feb. 9 after Deputy Steve
Key and Ella, a certified
narcotics detection canine,


conducted a traffic stop on
US Highway 331 for failure
to obey a traffic control de-
vice.
A probable cause search
of the vehicle was conducted
after Ella alerted the deputy
of the possible presence of
illegal drugs in the vehicle.
During the search, Key re-


covered what appeared to be
approximately five pounds of
marijuana from a cooler lo-
cated in the vehicle's trunk.
Freeman was charged
with one count of possession
of marijuana with intent to
distribute, a third-degree
felony. He was booked into
the Walton County Jail.


Crime Stoppers seeks



fugitive suspects


Crime Stoppers of Wal-
ton County Inc. is seeking
information on the following
Fugitives, who are wanted
as of Feb. 7, 2012: Anyone
with any information on
these fugitives or any other
crime is asked to call Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-718-TIPS
(8477). Caller do not have
to give their name or appear
in court and could be eligi-
ble for a cash reward up to
$1,000.
Stephen Vance Cart-
wright, white male, 49,
height: 6 feet, weight: 180
pounds, hair: brown or
shaved head, eyes: hazel.
This fugitive is wanted on
the following charge: felony
violation of probation on
the original charge of grand
theft.
Eugene Charles Laffer-
ty, white male, 43, h eight:
6 feet 1 inch, weight: 220
pounds, hlir: brown, eyes:
blue. This fugitive is wanted
on the following charge: fel-
ony violation of probation on
the original charge of bur-
glary of unoccupied struc-


ture and grand theft. These
two subjects were last seen
in the Walton County area.


CARTWRIGHT


LAFFERTY


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.


DA.

77 HAZIMAT COLLiOTION DAY


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), DeFuniak Springs
South Walton Mosquito Control Office, County Road 393, Santa Rosa Beach
No gas cylinders or explosives, please.
c 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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PLANS FROM PAGE1-A


by Florida voters in Novem-
ber 2010. These have been
referred to as the "Fair Dis-
trict" amendments.
Amendment 5 directed
that, for legislative dis-
tricts, "districts may not be
drawn to favor or disfavor
an incumbent or political
party. Districts shall not be
drawn to deny racial or lan-
guage minorities the equal
opportunity to participate
in the political process and
elect representatives of
their choice. Districts must
be contiguous. Unless oth-
erwise required, districts
must be compact, as equal
in population as feasible,
and where feasible must
make use of existing city,
county and geographical
boundaries." Amendment 6
set the same standards for
Congressional redistricting.
In May 2010, Amend-
ment 6 had been challenged
in court by U.S. Congress-
woman' Corrine Brown (D-
FL) and U.S. Congressman
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL).
The representatives had
maintained that the mea-
sure set unworkable stan-
dards for redistricting and
diluted minority represen-
tation. A Miami judge had
ruled against their original
lawsuit, and most recently,
at the end of January, their
appeal was denied in federal
court in Atlanta.
Prior to work on the re-,
districting plans getting
started in House and Senate
committees, legislators con-
ducted public hearings in 26
areas of the state in which
more than 1,600 citizens
participated. The lawmak-
ers encouraged attendees
to comment on their idea of
the meaning of fair districts.
As the redistricting process
proceeded, it remained open
to public input via mail
telephone, email, Twitter,
Facebook, and direct pre-
sentations to legislators.
More than 150 proposed
redistricting maps were
submitted by the public for
consideration. The redis-
tricting committees of both
chambers of the legislature
maintained redistricting
web sites through which in-
formation was provided on
the progress of the effort.
A focus on geographical
boundaries and other factors
rather than on maintaining
incumbents has resulted in
incumbents in many areas
being put out of their district
or ending up in the same
district with another incum-
bent. Will Weatherford (R-
Wesley Chapel), chairman
of the House Redistricting
Committee, has estimated
that approximately one-
third of House members are
impacted in this manner by
the redistricting plan ap-
proved for the House.
This was the case for
State Representative Marti
Coley (R-Marianna). Since
2005 Coley has represented
District 7, which currently
extends from coastal por-
tions of Okaloosa, Walton,
and Bay counties on the
west, to all of Calhoun and
Liberty counties, to por-
tions of Jackson, Gadsden,
Wakulla and Leon counties
to the east.
However, the approved
redistricting plan for the
House moves District 7
eastward, starting it on
the west with Calhoun and
Gulf counties and extend-


ing it east through Liberty,
Franklin, Wakulla, Jeffer-
son, Madison, Taylor and
Lafayette counties.
The new redistrict-
ing plan puts all of Wal-
ton County into District 5,
which is currently held by
State Representative Brad
Drake (R-Eucheeanna). The
plan also extends District 5
east to encompass Holmes,
Washington, and Jackson
counties, including the Mar-
ianna residence of Coley.
In a Feb. 9 press release,
Drake announced that,
while his plan was to seek
the District 5 seat in 2014,
he would step aside and sup-
port Coley for a final term in
the House representing Dis-
trict 5. In the release, Coley
expressed appreciation to
Drake for the trust he had
placed in her and stated
her eagerness to campaign
hard for another term in the
House.
Like the approved redis-
tricting plan for the Florida
House of Representative,
the. new plan for the U.S.
House of Representatives
eliminates split representa-
tion for Walton County.
The new U.S. Congressio-
nal redistricting plan elimi-
nates an arm of District 2
that now extends into south
Walton County from that
Panama City-based district-
--and puts all of Walton
County into District 1, cur-
rently held by U.S. Repre-
sentative Jeff Miller (R-FL).
As far as Walton County is
concerned, the legislature's
redistricting plan makes no
changes for Florida Senate
districts. The bulk of the
county, the portion north
of the Choctawhatchee Bay
and the Intracoastal Wa-
terway, is to remain part of
Senate District 2, currently
held by State Senator Greg
Evers (R-Baker) The coastal
portion of the county is to re-
main in District 4, currently
represented by State Sena-
tor Don Gaetz (R-Niceville),
Senate president designate.
The legislative redistrict-
ing plans 'will be reviewed
by the Florida Supreme
Court. The Congressional
redistricting plan is subject
to approval by the governor
and will also undergo fed-
eral review for compliance
with the Voting Rights Act.
Upon approval of the
redistricting plans by the
Senate on Feb. 9, the Flor-
ida Democratic Party ,an-
nounced a legal challenge
to the Congressional redis-
tricting plan. Filed in Flori-
da's -Second Judicial Circuit
in Leon County, the lawsuit
alleges that the plan favors
the Republican Party and
incumbents, contrary to the
Fair District Amendments.
Plaintiffs include the
League of Women Voters of
Florida, the National Coun-
cil of La Raza, Common
Cause Florida, and four in-
dividual plaintiffs.
Plans are for legal review
of the plans and any legal
challenges to be concluded
in time for any required
changes to be made to the
maps by June, allowing time
for candidates to qualify for
state and federal offices in
the 2012 election.

The approved maps are
available for viewing online
at www.floridasenate.gov/
redistricting or www.flori-
daredistricting.org.


NICOLE
YEAKOS has
been named on
the Dean's List
at the University
of West Florida
for her third con-
secutive semes-
ter. She as also
selected for the
honor of recog-
nition in Who's
Who Among Stu-
dents in Ameri-
can Universities
for colleges and
inducted into The
Honor Society of
Phi Kappa Phi.
Nicole is a
2010 graduate
. of Paxton High
School.


LEA CRUZ, 6, WAS AMONG THE FIRST of those to take to the skate park, which is
open to skateboarders, bicyclists and inline skaters. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


SOME YOUNGER BOARDERS, LIKE MARCO TECK, 5, had to.modify the use of their
equipment to take full advantage of the adult-sized ramps and grind-rails at the park. New
ramps sized for young skaters should in place before the end ofhthe month, officials said.
(Photo by Reid Tucker)



New skate park opens at


DFS Community Center


By REID TUCKER
Years of planning and
months of work came to fru-
ition with the grand open-
ing of DeFuniak Springs'
newest outdoor recreational
area, a skate park located
near Harbeson Field at the
DeFuniak Springs Commu-
nity Center.
City officials welcomed
several young skaters and
their families to the newly
opened 10,000-square-foot
park at a ribbon-cutting
ceremony held Wednesday,
Feb. 8, at the Community
Center grounds on North
10th Street. Mayor Harold
Carpenter and City Coun-
cilmen Henry Ennis and
Ron Kelley did the actual


ribbon-cutting honors, but
Carpenter pointed to Build-
ing Official Ed Joyner and
Public Works Director Bill
Holloway as the persons
most deserving of special
attention. Carpenter com-
mended the hard work of
Joyner and Holloway, espe-
cially considering the tight
budget constraints with
which they worked.
"We may be short on
money at City Hall but we
have an abundance of tal-
ent," Carpenter said.
The new skate park, which
is located at the former site
of one of the city's two ten-
nis courts, is open for use by
anyone with a skateboard, a
BMX bike or a pair of inline


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BUILDING OFFICIAL ED JOYNER got high praise
from the Mayor and City Councilmen and other city officials
for his dedication to the project. Joyner held several work-
shops a year ago to test the waters for the construction of the
new skate park and he and his staff devoted much time and
energy toward making the park a reality. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


skates and features several
ramps, pipes, benches and
picnic tables, all strategi-
cally set up for performing
tricks. Joyner said the park
was made possible through
a $10,000 donation made
several years ago by Christ-
mas Reflections. Joyner said
the donation, which came in
two $5,000 increments, was
given to the city specifically
for the installation of a new
skate park. City officials said
plans are already in place to
expand on the park as more
funds become available and
smaller ramps for younger
skaters should be installed
by the end of the month.
Unlike the previous skate
park, which was housed at
the Recreational Complex,
commonly referred to as
"Gene Hurley Park," the
new one offers improved
access, better equipment
(hand-built .by city staff, no
less, and constructed from
professional-grade skating
materials). There is also
24-hour video surveillance
by the Police Department,
which aims to curtail the
vandalism that proved a
problem at the old skate
park.
Those who wish to use
the skate park, open daily
from 8 a.m. until dusk, will
be required to sign a waiver,
and users younger than 18
will have to be signed up
by a parent or legal guard-
ian. Although the city oper-
ates the park as a limited-
liability facility, in keeping
with new state law, users
must wear a helmet in order
to have access to the park.
Applications are available
at City Hall and a drop-box
will be available near the
skate park entrance.
Other rules and regula-
tions can be found at the
city's website, at http://fl-
defuniaksprings.civiccities.
com.


Art League to host workshop


The Walton County Art
League will host a portrait
painting workshop on Sat-
urday, March 24, from 9
a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the
Life Enrichment Senior
Center, 312 College Avenue,
DeFuniak Springs. Cost is
$45. Instructor Ann Tucker
will also discuss chiaroscuro
which is the more dramatic
portrait. Very limited sup-


plies are available so par-
ticipants should bring their
canvas, acrylics or oils.
Those who choose to use oils
must use odor-free turps/
thinner as some people are
sensitive to others. Attend-
ees should bring their own
lunch. Information and reg-
istration: Jan Hannon 585-
6315 before March 17.
The Walton County Art


League meets at the Life
Enrichment Senior Cen-
ter at 6 p.m. on the second
Thursday of each month.
Anyone interested in creat-
ing or just enjoying any art
form is welcome to attend.
The next meeting will be
Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m.
For information, call Jan
Hannon 585-6315 or Barb
Kellogg 892-0890.


Work by Art League
members is on display in
the gallery at Bogey's Res-
taurant at Hotel DeFuniak.

Art League members
meet at 9 a.m. the first and
third Friday of each month
at the LESC bringing their
current projects to work on.
Anyone interested is invited
to join them.


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itif on driver license services
to since we are already pro-
viding Department of JT ,',-
way -.f,.i-v,' and Motor -Ii
cle services. Our ,rmpl'-,-.'-'-
are excited about providing
these new services in a man-
ner that's efficient and con-
venient for our customers,"
said Tax Collector Rhonda
Skipper.
The services will be ex-
panded within six months
to the Santa Rosa Beach
office once renovations are
complete to allow for more
space to accommodate the
anticipated lobby traffic.
In 2010, Florida became
a real ID state that requires
customers to verify identity
prior to renewing or being is-
sued a Florida driver license
or identification card. These
requirements have frustrat-
ed many Florida residents
and led to longer wait times
iat Driver License Offices.
"Due to the new require-
ments for issuing driver li-
censes, we do anticipate lon-
ger wait times in our office,
especially during the first
few weeks of providing the
service. However, our office
is committed to providing
top notch customer service
and we have a plan in place
so those renewing a tag or
making a tax payment will
not have to wait for lengthy
periods," said Skipper.
The office will also offer
appointments for all driver
license transactions. Ap-
pointments will be available
beginning March 19 and can
be made online at walton-
taxcollector.com or by call-
ing the office.
Individuals planning to
renew their driver license
or making application for
a driver license or identi-
fication card are strongly
encouraged to visit gath-
ergoget.com to learn about
the documents needed for
renewal or issuance. *
'We're in a small commu-
nity and at least one member
of our team probably knows
each person who comes in
to complete a transaction,
however, it is important for
citizens to understand that
even though I may know
you personally, our office
must comply with the REAL
ID act when issuing a driver
license. Compliance is mak-
ing sure the required docu-
ments are presented," said
Skipper.
Driver license services
will be provided Monday
through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments
are encouraged. The Tax
Collector's Office welcomes
opportunities to speak to
community groups and edu-
cate them on the new driver
'license and identification
card requirements.
For additional informa-
tion, visit waltontaxcollec-
tor.com or call (850) 892-
8121.


NOTICE

Be advised that the Wal-
ton County Planning and
Development Department
will be accepting applica-
tions for Large Scale Land
Use Amendments as fol-
lows:

Large Scale Land Use
Amendment
Single Page Application
Deadline: Feb. 27
Pre-app period: March
5-15
Review period: March 19-
April 12

For more information,
contact the Planning and
Development office at (850)
267-1955.










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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


PHS volunteers pick up


litter at Lake Jackson


PAGE 13-A


The DeFuniak Springs
Kiwanis Club is proud to
announce their...ANNUAL


Paxton High School fac-
ulty, staff and students
pitched in Thursday, Jan.
19 to pick up litter at Lake
Jackson in Florala, Ala. The
clean-up was the first in a
year-long "Adopt Lake Jack-
son" program sponsored by
the school's seventh grade
class. The class hopes to sign


up one student or communi-
ty group to sponsor a litter
pick-up at the lake one time
per month for each month
in 2012. So far, they have
obtained nine of 12 needed
pledges.
The "Adopt Lake Jack-
son" program is part of the
class environmental goal


PAXTONKINDERGARTEN student Madison Daughtry,
right, assists Principal Beth Tucker in cleaning up litter at
Lake Jackson.


SEVENTH-GRADER Frankie Pate pulls a large plastic
bag from underneath the boardwalkduring the January lit-
ter clean-up.


to encourage the public to
"Keep Lake Jackson Clean."
Through studies of water
quality, erosion, and ecosys-
tems this year, the students
have learned a great deal
about the environmental
treasure, and have worked
together to make a plan to
help improve the quality of
the lake for both nature and
the people who love to visit
it. "Lake Jackson is impor-
tant because of both its eco-
system and our economy,"
explained seventh-grader
Aislynn Vaughn. "The re-
search we have conducted
like going there and taking
pictures of trash and ero-
sion and testing water qual-
ity have inspired our class
to help clean and rid Lake
Jackson and the surround-
ing area of trash," adds
Daniel Decker.
The "Keep Lake Jackson
Clean" effort includes proj-
ects to clean up litter and
assist local park rangers
with decreasing erosion. In
addition, the students hope
to educate the local commu-
nity and ask for their help in
keeping the lake clean. Stu-
dents will attend the annual
Cancer Freeze held at Lake
Jackson in February where
they will be distributing
free reusable shopping bags
and buttons to help remind
people to throw away litter.
They will also be using the
"Keep Lake Jackson Clean"
logo as a reminder to sim-
ply throw away litter when
you are near the lake. It is
their hope that when some-
one sees the logo, it reminds
them that keeping the lake
clean is really that easy.

Community groups are
welcome and encouraged
to join in the clean-up ef-
fort. For more information,
contact Heather Stewart at
(850) 892-1231, ext. 4242.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:

During the public exchanges for and against a sales tax surcharge to build two addition-
al lanes on the U.S. 331 bridge a curious thing happened. Afriend who I respect and who
I thought would be in favor of increased public safety and potential for economic growth in
Walton'County told me he did not want the bridge expansion, he did not want more devel-
opment and he did not want more people moving here. It appears he has moved in and now
wants to close the door. Perhaps those who support various efforts to build the new bridge
lanes have assumed most folks in Walton want increased economic development and a
safer hurricane evacuation capability. Might be a bad assumption. I recall Commissioner
Comarider's valiant effort a couple of years ago to build a Strategic Vision for the county.
It died soon after it was written. The sales surtax is the only realistic way for Walton, a
county dwarfed by its neighbors in the Panhandle and even dwarfed by some neighbor-
hoods elsewhere the state can get a bridge expansion. Other financing suggestions I have
heard are either not legal, too small to work or politically unrealistic. What do most of the
people of Walton see as their future? It is a fair and an important question. Perhaps a sur-
tax referendum will answer the question once and for all. Does Walton County want safe
growth?. Or to close the door? The result of a referendum will tell us a lot.

Michael Flynt
Miramar Beach


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:

[Dear Commissioners],

We were not able to attend last night's informational Commission meeting regarding
the 331 bridge but would like to express our views.
There are five adults in our household who travel 331 on a daily basis, year round. We
do not feel a bigger bridge is necessary. We lived in the Florida Keys where there are 47
bridges, none of which are four-laned, although some of U.S. 1 is four-laned. This roadway
system has been successful for the 112-mile stretch between Key Largo and Key West for
over 40 years. The four-laned road allows for traffic to move smoothly and swiftly, and the
bottle necks at the bridges are thereby avoided.
We welcome the state to expand 331 to improve the traffic along this roadway, but a
bigger bridge at a cost of $77,000,000 is not necessary,
If the Commissioners insist that this bridge is necessary, we are told we have two choic-
es raise the sales tax in Walton County to pay for it or install a toll on the bridge.
Walton County already has the highest tax rate in the state of Florida. Why can't the
tax revenue raised from the Walton County bed tax be used for this project? If the head
of the Tourist Development Council can get paid close to $150,000 per year and then is al-
lowed to spend $75,000 for a SONG (the 30A song purchased for use for ONLY a 10-year
period) and is now talking about spending more money on a new location when the current
location is absolutely fine, then there is certainly enough revenue coming from that source
to pay for the bridge.
The other choice, the toll, is absolutely ridiculous. We certainly have short term memo-
ries. Remember the TEMPORARY toll put on the Midway Bridge, between Niceville and
Destin ??? Not so temporary, and very costly to the many citizens who are forced to use
this bridge on a daily basis to get to school and work. Not to mention this toll was put in
by a private company, who continues to receive revenue from this bridge.
Many of the Walton County citizens who travel the 331 bridge on a daily basis to work
aind school are not of the same affluence of those citizens from Niceville and Destin. A toll
on the 331 bridge would definitely present a serious financial hardship to the local citizens,
many of which are traveling back and forth to low pay hotel/restaurant and landscaping
jobs.
Before any decision is made concerning this bridge, ALL of the citizens of Walton Coun-
ty should vote on it.


John, Grace, Barbara, Johnny, and Jessica Harrison
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.


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I, Friday, February 17, 2012
Time: 6:00 am 9:00 am AND


4:00 pm 7:00 pm
First Methodist Church of DeFuniak Springs [
Fellowship Hall (Circle Drive)
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'TICKETS: .
--Adults :
$6 at the door or Come enjoy delicious .... ALL YOU CAN EAT... pancakes and


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a discounted
"GROUP" rate of
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Kids.
$3 (ages ..._3 12)
Under 3 eat FREE!


sausage!!! All proceeds will benefit the children served by
the Kiwanis Club since 1936. Purchase your tickets in
Advance from any Kiwanis Member, Paxton or Walton High
Key, K-Kids. Builders Club, Tom Baker at 333-2195; or call
our club at 320-8337 (leave message): or email us at:

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR


Editor:
The Planning Board and City Council's chief goal is to preserve the safety and welfare of
the community with the goal of preserving the value of property and encouraging the most
appropriate use of land throughout the city.
Because zoning variances may infringe on the rights of neighbors and neighborhoods,
the applicant is not automatically entitled to a variance.
The law requires that the affected citizenry be notified and that the notice be published
in the local newspaper.
Mr. Scoville's recommendations that the notification be reduced from 1,000 feet to 500
feet; that the public hearing notification be reduced from 30 days to 15 days and that to
have the public hearing date set automatically on the earliest date that the Council meets
following a Planning Board meeting all result in many things.
All three of these proposals result in the public having less time to have a voice in the
variance request. The proposals would not allow the citizenry to organize, circulate peti-
tions of opposition, consult legal advice or conduct necessary research.
Is not the violation of property owner's rights sufficient to deny this variance proposal?
Is not this proposal an infringement of the legal rights of the property owner?
Ms. Laird reported that it took less than two weeks for the last variance request to be
submitted and passed by the Planning Board.
Mr. Scoville expressed that he was trying to avoid potential confusion for those being
notified. The only confusing part is that the Public Notices published in the newspaper ba-
sically prevent the citizenry from having a clue what it says or what it is about. Mr. Clay
Adkinson explained that the reason the local Public Hearing notices inthe south end of the
county went into detail in the Public Notice of what it was about and was very understand-
able to the public is a difference in their ordinances. If indeed, that is the case wouldn't it
be open and honest to change our Ordinance to keep the public informed?
Furthermore, Mr. Scoville stated that the Planning Board would like a notice to be sent
before their meeting to facilitate an informed decision. Mr. Scoville stated that he would
prefer to not having to send out two notifications.
The overwhelming result of Mr. Scoville's proposal results in less time for the citizenry
to resist a variance request. A variance request with these proposals could be bulldozed
through and passed before the citizenry had an opportunity to protect their interests.
Ms. Jeannine Cole.
DeFuniak Springs


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Editor:

The proposed new Hwy 331 bridge across the Choctawhatchee Bay does not have strong
popular support of the general population in Walton County. This is becoming increasingly
clear as evidenced at a public information meeting last week in Miramar Beach. Panelist
provided general information on financing options. Evacuation information was general in
nature and left as many questions unanswered as were answered. Economic development
was couched in boiler plate terms that always come from that quarter. Anything resem-
bling specifics were absent. There was no information provided of a measurable benefit if
the bridge was built or how it would negatively impact the county if it is not built.
Reports are rampant that if Walton county will not take on a $75 million debt to sub-
sidize state/federal funding, then DOT will pull their $102 million in funding and give to
someone else. Yet, there was no information offered or documented evidence presented at
this meeting to substantiate this report. However, if true, is this carrot and stick approach
the best way to persuade citizens to cave to the pressure being heaped upon them?
Well folks, the devil is in the details. It has always been said.....follow the money! While
we have all been thinking DOT was the villain and created the carrot and the stick ap-
proach, there is documented evidence available our own Board of County Commission-
ers initiated and brokered the deal. The BCC hatched up the $75 million debt for the
taxpayers to swallow and pay back. They had the opportunity to aggressively promote a
U.S. 331 4 lane from the bay to 1-10 using available state funding. However, they caved
to powerful money interest by a small group of people to put the cart before the horse
by building the bridge first. I'm told from a reliable south Walton source a Political Action
Committee is being formed to raise $100,000 to promote the bridge. As I said....follow the
money.
I have yet to see, read, or hear anyone or anything that provides a reasonable logic
to building the bridge before the highway. Have you? Evacuation is certainly not the
major reason. Evacuation time can be reduced by 50 percent with the current bridge be-
ing changed to two lanes going north and one going south for emergency purposes. Traffic
control devices can do that without the need for massive manpower all around the bay fill
and bridge.
Walton residents have waited a long time to see a four-lane Hwy 331 while residents
in adjoining counties have prospered with new highway systems. Neighboring highways
have and are being built without added taxes or tolls. Currently a highway is being built
around Niceville from the Mid-Bay Bridge to Hwy 85. In Bay County Hwy 79 is being
four-laned through Ebro and Vernon up to I-10. Also, a new highway from Phillips Inlet
over to Hwy 79 connecting to Hwy 388 to the new Bay airport will begin in 2016. Are the
taxpayers being asked, or forced if you will, to pony up more taxes or tolls to pay for these
projects. The answer is a BIG NO.
It is time for fair play in Walton County and it is time to four-lane Hwy 331. The high-
way should come first and the bridge later when it can be adequately justified and funding
is available. Apparently DOT has $102 million in the bank for transportation improvement
in Walton County. The economy in south Walton is strong and growing. All time records
are being set with bed taxes. The economy north of the bay is not strong and is struggling.
Spend the state funds where it is needed the most.. Four lane Hwy 331 from the bay to
I-10, and let's get on with it. There is no need for new taxes or tolls at the moment for state
funds are available. Voters should show their resistance should they be given a choice to
tax themselves or not. They might also consider their vote when it comes election time in
November.


J. B. Hillard
DeFuniak Springs


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PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR Cass Phillips spoke to the gathering. (Photo by Jeffrey
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Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii. That "day
of infamy" still lives on in
the memories of the soldiers
and sailors that were enjoy-
ing a quiet Sunday morning
those many years ago. With
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RALPH JENKINS (40) receives a trophy for most valuabel player of the Turkey Day Classic in Montgomery


By JEFFREYPOWELL
At 65 years old Ralph Jen-
kins is living in the house he
was born and raised in. He
spends many hours a week
doing light maintenance and
janitorial work at his beloved
St. Joseph A.M.E. Church in
DeFuniak Springs. His life
today is dedicated to God
and helping young people
realize their dreams. From
the outside, it might be hard
to believe that this humble
man once realized his own
dream of success on the foot-
ball field.
Prior to his graduation
from Tivoli High School in
1965, Jenkins had excelled
in basketball, baseball,
track and football. He was
selected All-City, All-Con-
ference and named captain
of the offensive team his
senior year. He once scored
six touchdowns in a single
game. He was also a pretty
good student academically.
"I made a couple of A's,"
Jenkins said with a smile.
"But the truth is I was more
of a B student."
His academic status,
along with his athletic ac-
complishments allowed
Jenkins to be accepted into
Tuskegee Institute with a
football scholarship. Shortly
after high school graduation
he was living at Tuskegee
and working out full time
with the team. By the time
fall came around he had
earned nine credit hours
and was a resident of the
football dormitory.
"Players had to keep at
least a 2.5 grade point av-
erage to stay on the team,"
said Jenkins. "We all need
rules and regulations to
keep us in line. It was tough
for some of the players to
follow the rules. There was
a lot of temptation with al-
cohol and staying out late."


Over the next four years
Jenkins was by all accounts
a gridiron standout. He
started at offensive halfback
and returned kick-offs. By
his sophomore year profes-
sional football scouts were
talking to him about his fu-
ture. In 1967 he was named
the most valuable player
in the Turkey Day Classic
played in Montgomery, Ala.
"Mr. Jenkins was a play-
er when I was a student,"
said Tuskegee University
Sports Information Direc-
tor Arnold Houston. "He
was the starting running
back on the 1967 team that
went undefeated. That team
also won the S.I.A.C. divi-
sion B championship. We
have Ralph on the books as
an all-time greatest foot-
ball running back athlete at
Tuskegee. In 1966 he gained
over 1,000 yards. He is only
one of nine players to ever
do that at this school."
During his senior season
Jenkins received a knee in-
jury which at first was be-
lieved to be a bad bruise. He
continued playing and was
drafted in 1969 by the Kan-
sas City Chiefs. He reported
to their training camp at
Liberty College, Mo. to find
himself surrounded by foot-
ball legends such as Len
Dawson, Emmitt Thomas,
Otis Taylor and Mike Gar-
rett.
"Here I was, a country
boy from DeFuniak Springs
in the middle of these great
players," Jenkins said.
"Then I realized they put
their pants on the same as I
do."
As training camp pro-
gressed he and the team saw
that his previous knee inju-
ry kept him from making a
clean cut. Jenkins actually
ouitran the starting running
back but he was unable to


make the moves necessary
to play in the AFL. This re-
alization relegated him to
the practice squad. Over the
next 3 1/2 years Jenkins also
practiced with farm teams
in Seattle and Indianapolis
but he knew professional
football was not going to
work out. This would have
been a. devastating develop-
ment to many people and he
was disappointed but Jen-
kins was proud of his accom-
plishments.
"My football career was
humbling because I did not
expect to get that far," Jen-
kins said. "At first I did not
think I would get ouit of high
school, then came Tuskegee
and then I am with the Kan-
sas City Chiefs at Soldier
Field in Chicago. The lesson
to be learned here is that you
cannot quit. You have to hit
the books, there is no way
around that. If you want to
succeed you have to study.
I tell my own children this
and it is true for all children
no matter where they come
from."
After leaving profession-
al football, Jenkin returned
to DeFunaik Springs and
worked for Showell Farms
and helped to raise his chil-
dren. For a short time he
also volunteer coached at
Walton High School. In the
*mid-1990s he had a health
scare which convinced him
to never drink alcohol again.
This event also brought him
closer to God.
"I was afraid I was go-
ing to die," Jenkins said. "I
promised God I would be-
long to him if he let me live.
I trust in the Lord and God
has been good for me. My
children are doing well and
are educated. I have always
been blessed but now God's
blessings have been dou-
bled."


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS RESIDENT Ralph Jenkins dons his Tuskegee Institute jersey.
He is also holding a hat from Tuskegee and the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jeffrey Pow-
ell)


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RALPH JENKINS turns a corner and heads downfield on one of his squirming and
dodging runs that made him the top Tiger rusher.


RALPH JENKINS (.10) turns a corner as _*.':a lbs. tackle Edgar Williams (75) cuts down
two Morehouse players.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012

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Dear Auntie Em,


ALEXA WILKERSON was recently awarded the title
2012 DeFuniak Springs Teen Miss Heart of the USA..Alexa
is the daughter of Brian and Jana Wilkerson of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla.
She will enjoy a fun year of making appearances and be-
ing involved in her community on behalf of the Miss Heart
of the USA Organization.
The Miss Heart of the USA Padgett strives to provide
their contestants with the opportunity to have fun, establish
lasting friendships, build confidence, and self-esteem; all
while encouraging them to get involved with organizations
in their communities that benefit those in need. Miss Heart
of the USA Queens are involved at the local level with many
charitable organizations.
The Miss Heart of the USA pageant began as a food drive
for a rescue mission who pantry was low and blossomed
into a National Pageant Program that has distributed over
750,000 nonperishable food items to nonprofit organization,
collected Toys for Tots, and even collected and distributed
much needed baby items for a Women's Hope Center.
Alexa will be representing Walton County at the 2012
North Florida State Miss Heart of the USA.
2012 Miss Heart of the Emerald Coast will be held at the
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf
Breeze, Fla. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2p.m. Miss Heart
of the USA events are truly "Pageants with Purpose." All
their pageants are food drives. The food drive will benefit
Manna Ministries. To register go to www.missheartoftheu-
sa.com/mhec. Only $10 plus 10 canned food items to enter.


CIANNA HALEY COSSON was recently awarded the
title 2012 DeFuniak Springs Junior Miss Heart of the USA.
Cianna is the daughter of Kristen G. Cosson of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla.
She will enjoy a fun year of making appearances and be-
ing involved in her community on behalf of the Miss Heart
of the USA Organization.
The Miss Heart of the USA Padgett strives to provide
their contestants with the opportunity to have fun, establish
lasting friendships, build confidence, and self-esteem; all
while encouraging them to get involved with organizations
in their communities that benefit those in need. Miss Heart
of the USA Queens are involved at the local level with many
charitable organizations.
The Miss Heart of the USA pageant began as a food drive
for a rescue mission who pantry was low and blossomed
into a National Pageant Program that has distributed over
750,000 nonperishable food items to nonprofit organization,
collected Toys for Tots, and even collected and distributed
much needed baby items for a Women's Hope Center.
Cianna will be representing Walton County at the 2012
North Florida State Miss Heart of the USA.
2012 Miss Heart of the Emerald Coast will be held at the
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf
Breeze, Fla. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2p.m. Miss Heart
of the USA events are truly "Pageants with Purpose." All
their pageants are food drives. The food drive will benefit
Manna Ministries. To register go to www.missheartoftheu-
sa.com/mhec..Only $10 plus 10 canned food items to enter.


2012 Miss Walton County Pageant


Miss Walton County
2011, Caitlin Morrow and
Little Miss Walton County
2011, Cayley Willcox invites
everyone to attend the 2012
Miss Walton County Pag-
eant being held in the'Wal-
ton High School Auditorium
on Saturday, Feb. 18. After-
noon session for Tiny Miss,
Future Little Miss, Young
Miss and Junior Miss com-
petition will begin at 1 p.m.


followed by the evening ses-
sion for Little Miss, Teen
Miss and Miss competition
at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices are $7 for
age 12 and above and $6 be-
low age 12. Advanced seat-
ing will be on sale at Walton
High School for $10.
Pageant staff would like
to thank Cayley and Caitlin
as they represented Walton
County in the 2011 National


MISS WALTON COUNTY 2011, Miss Caitlin Morrow
and Little Miss Walton County 2011,


Peanut Festival Pageants.
Morrow placed in the top
five in the Peanut Knowl-
edge Test. Both of these
young ladies and the other
queens were an excellent
representation of Walton
County for 2011. Miss Wal-


ton County Pageant is spon-
sored by the Walton County
School District and Walton
High School Drama Club.
Join them on Saturday, Feb.
18 as they present "Viva El-
vis" and crown the new Miss
Walton County 2012.


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Dear Auntie Em,

The last few months
have been very hard for me.
The only parent I had left
passed away. My significant
other broke up with me and
kicked me out of our apart-
ment and I lost my job. I
have just pretty much been
living in my car and wan-
dering around every day.
I cry a lot and am always
sad. I just don't understand
why God would let all these
things happen to me. I'm
not a bad person and none
of this makes sense to me
anymore. I feel so lost and
alone. I just want things to
be back like they were be-
fore. I don't know what to do
and hope that you can help.

Heartbroken in Defuniak

Dear Heartbroken,
I often wonder how much
aniy one person can take
and you are very close to
that threshold. I have often
heard that God does not give
us more than we can handle,
but sometimes, I think we
question our ability to hold
up that much weight.
.My first piece of advice is
to find a counselor and visit
the Cope Center. I am not a
doctor, nor can I offer medi-
cal advice, but anyone who
has had as much as you do
on your plate, needs help in
sorting things out. From the
sound of it, you don't have
anyone to lean on right now,
so a professional could help
guide you. Grief is a normal
process, but when our lives
have been turned upside
down or uprooted, it is hard-
er to get through it and let it
.run its course.
I would also ask that you
reach out to your church or
find a church that will help
you understand that God
and his ways are much be-
yond our understanding.
Faith in God's timing is
hard to comprehend when


it is not something we con-
sider good that is happening
to us. We have to accept his
timing in good times and
bad and have faith that he
has a plan for us, even if we
don't understand it. Faith
will help heal you and your
heart of grief.
Lastly, I would remind
you that you are worthy of
love and self-respect. You
are worthy of a home and a
job and someone who loves
you for yourself. Do not feel
thrown away. The timing for
your relationship to come
apart is terrible, I know, but
it is not a reflection of your
future. Our past does not
dictate our future. You have
the ability to pull your life
back together. It will be dif-
ferent, because nothing can
stay the same. Everything
must change, and some-
times we must change with
it, but we can choose our di-
rection. Give yourself time
to heal. Believe in yourself
and reach out to those that
can offer you help. Life can
get better, but you may have
to work your way to the "bet-
ter" part of it. God bless you
and good luck.

Auntie Em

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


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RAY MORAN AND MARIE RHODES
along with their children invite you to the
uniting of their families on March 3, 2012 at
2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Reception will be immediately following at
the church.
No invitations will be sent. All friends and
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Spilling


Maryiah Love Spilling,
age 36, of Sevierville, Tenn.
passed away Friday, Feb.
10, 2012. She was a loving
and wonderful wife, moth-
er, and daughter. Maryiah
loved people and had a spe-
cial place in her heart for
animals. She was full of life
and saw the good in every-
thing.
She was preceded in
death by her sister, Seasun
Michelle, grandparents,
Tash and Daddy Wyatt
Armstrong, Bestemor and
Bestefar Spilling; Great
Grandparents; Granddaddy
and Grandmother Caylor.


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Norviel

Mr. Donald Leroy Nor-
viel II age 67 of DeFuniak
Springs passed away Thurs-
day, Feb. 2, 2012 at the
family residence. He was
born July 2, 1944 in High-
land Park, Mich., the son
of Donald Leroy Norviel Sr.
and Anita Evelyn Townsend
Norviel. After a tour of duty
with the U.S. Navy, Don be-
came a firefighter, working
30 years with the Fort Wal-
ton Beach Fire Department
where he served as Presi-
dent of the Fire Fighter's
Union, an organization he
helped form in Fort Wal-
ton Beach and in other fire
departments throughout
Northwest Florida. He was
an avid Pro-Life Activist,
a cause he felt very deeply
about. In 2005, after retire-
ment, he and his wife moved
to the DeFuniak Springs
area because of his love
of the outdoors. He loved


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hunting and fishing with his
sons-in-law and had a great
love for animals, raising
horses and donkeys, goats
and any other critters that
just happened up. Don was
a member of Saint Margaret
Catholic Church. He is pre-
deceased by his son Clinton
Eugene Cox.
Among survivors are
his wife Martha Norviel,
his daughters, Marlanea
Freiberger and husband Jer-
emy of DeFuniak Springs,
Roxanne Lyn Benefield and
husband Tim of Tuscumbi,
N.C., Shanon Lea Higgin-
botham and husband Cecil
of Jacksonville, N.C. His
grandchildren, Robbie, Lo-
gan, Danika, Emily, Cassi-
dy, Carson, Amelia, Janay,
Cecil and Brodie. His sis-
ters, Janie Stone and hus-
band Ben and Betty Hilton.
His sisters-in-law' Wauhilla
Fee and Waunell Harris and
husband Bob. His brother-
in-law Marlin Noles and
wife Diane also survive.

The family received
friends Sunday, Feb. 5,
2012 from 2 until 5 p.m. in
Saint Margaret of Scotland
Catholic Church, U.S. High-
way 331 North, DeFuniak
Springs, FL with a Celebra-
tion of Divine Mercy begin-
ning at 3 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial was held
Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at 10
a.m. in Saint Mary's Catho-
lic Church, Fort Walton
Beach, Fla. with Reverend
Rick Dawson officiating.
Fort Walton Beach Fire De-,
partment Honor Guard con-
ducted full fire fighter rites.

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She is survived by her
husband, Henning Juel
Spilling III; sons, Henning
J. Spilling IV, Camron Spill-
ing, and George Sunderland;
parents, Leighlove Spilling
and husband Henning Jr.
and George McCarlie; sis-
ters, Erika Spilling Miller
and Katie Carter; grand-
parents, Arnold and Peggy
Caylor; several aunts and
uncles including, Arnold W.
Caylor, Hines Caylor, and
Karen Woods; and numer-
ous nieces, nephews, and
cousins.
Funeral services will be
held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
at First Baptist Church of
DeFuniak Springs begin-
ning at 11 a.m. with Pastor
Bobby Tucker officiating.
A time of visitation will be
held one hour prior to the
service. Committal servic-
es will follow at Magnolia
Cemetery.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


Brown
Elnora Hightower Brown,
age 82, of Ponce de Leon,
Fla. passed .away into her
Heavenly home, Thursday,
Feb. 9, 2012 at North Oka-
loosa Medical Center. She
was born April 20, 1929 in
Holmes County, Fla. Elnora
was an active member of
the First Baptist Church of
Ponce de Leon and taught
adult Women's Sunday
School Class. She enjoyed
gardening both flowers and
vegetables. She and her hus-
band Jack owned Brown's
Grocery in Ponce de Leon
for 20 plus years. She was
an excellent cook and truly


health caused his retire-
ment in 2010 as pastor but
his love for people and his
caring and understanding
heart never went into retire-
ment. He was a student of
the Bible and his hunger for
God's Word never ceased.
Bill Stephens lived his
life for his Lord and Savior.
Among survivors are
his wife, Beverly Carroll
Stephens; his son, Greg
Stephens and wife Elaine
of Leaguecity, Texas; his
daughter, Margaret Hin-
richsen and husband John;
his mother, Doris Star-
rett Stephens; his father-
in-law John C. Hilbun of
Soso, Miss.; three grand-
sons, Cristopher and wife
Kim, Clayton and Colin;
his brother, Tom Stephens
and wife Sandy of Luzerne,
Mich.; his sisters-in-law,
Libby Mahaffey, Cindy Rob-
erts and husband Clain and
Charlynn Hilbun. Nieces
and nephews that were pre-
cious to him also survive.
Floral arrangements were
being accepted. The family
received friends Monday,
February 13, 2012 from 6
until 8 p.m. in Jerry Evans
Chapel. Funeral services
were held Tuesday, Feb. 14,
2012 at 1 p.m. in Jerry Ev-
ans Chapel with Dr. John
Hilbun and Reverend Bob
Glass officiating. Burial
followed in Pleasant Ridge
Cemetery.

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


enjoyed preparing meals for
her family and church fam-
ily. She would often thumb
through cookbooks in search
of new dishes to try.
She is preceded in death
by her first husband, Jack
Brown and second husband
Fred Jordan; parents, James
and Roxie Hightower; four
brothers and eight sisters.
Elnora is survived by two
sons, Jack Brown and wife
Leslie of California and Al-
len Brown and wife Lynn of
Texas; one daughter, Lydia
Spiers and husband Jesse of
Ponce de Leon, Fla.; daugh-
er-in-law, Jane Brown of
Texas; nine grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Elnora's
life will be held Friday, Feb.
1,7, 2012 at the First Baptist
Church of Ponce de Leon be-
ginning at 11 a.m. with Pas-
tor Greg Alford officiating.
Flowers are being accepted.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

Arrangements and ser-
vices are under the direc-
tion of Davis-Watkins Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


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Hicks
A.J. Hicks, age 61, of
Ponce de Leon, Fla. passed
away Wednesday, Feb. 8,
2012 at his residence. He
was born Jan. 13, 1951 in
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
He is preceded in death
by his father, L.D. Hicks and
one brother, Jimmy Hicks.
A.J. is survived by his
daughter, Amy Hicks Rush-
ing and husband Milton of
Ponce de Leon, Fla.; three
grandchildren, Desiree,
Shelby, and Marissa Rush-
ing all of Ponce de Leon;
mother, Inez Hicks; one sis-


Geraldine,

Sconiers

Gaines

Mrs. Geraldine, "Gerry"
Sconiers Gaines, age 87
of Franklin, Tenn., Feb.
4, 2012. Mrs. Gaines was
born in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. and a resident for sev-
eral years. She was active
in first Presbyterian Church
and will be remembered by
many friends and relatives.
She is survived by two
sons, Ken (Peggy) Gaines
and Lamar (Connie) Gaines,
both of Franklin, Tenn.; sis-
ters, Lucy Lynn and Evey


ter, Cathie Whigham and
husband Jimmy of West-
ville, Fla.; two brothers,
Waymon Hicks and wife
Rose of Kentucky and Lon-
nie Ray Hicks and wife Kaye
of Ponce de Leon; wife, Ma-
vis Hicks of Ponce de Leon;
two step-daughters, Shan-
non Justice and husband
Kenny of Ponce de Leon,
and Tonya Jo Jimmer-
son of Lake City, Fla.; five
step-grandchildren, Jimmy
Jimmerson, Cody Duncan,
Zachary Duncan, and Kloe
Duncan of Ponce de Leon,
and John Allen Sinclair III
of Lake City; and numerous
extended family.
A time of visitation was
held Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
at Davis-Watkins Fuperal
Home, from 6 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 in
the chapel of Davis-Watkins
Funeral Home beginning at
2 p.m. with Reverend Mike
McVay officiating.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


Stephens
Reverend William Grebr-
ery Stephens, age 69 passed
away Saturday, Feb. 11,
2012 just two weeks shy of
his 70 birthday in Fort Wal-
ton Beach Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1942
in East Point, Ga. the son
of Reverend William Nelson
Stephens and Doris Star-
rett Stephens. Brother Bill
graduated from Nichol's
High School in New Or-
leans. He worked in various
cities and for various com-
panies including Gulf Pow-
er Company in Niceville.
Brother Bill felt the call of
the Lord for pastoral work
at a very young age and
served churches in Mis-
sissippi and Florida and in
1998 he accepted a church
in Seagrove Beach. He had
been. wanting to relocate
closer to DeFuniak Springs
to help his mother in car-
ing for his father. He then
accepted the pastorate of
Calvary Baptist Church in
DeFuniak Springs. Failing


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Helms of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. "G.G." was a beloved
grandmother to Annalee
Gaines, Chandler Gaines,
Logan Gaines and Neal (El-
lie) Gaines of Franklin. She
was Vice President of Hu-
man Resources at Fidelity
Federal Savings and Loan,
active in Meals on Wheels
and in her church, Har-
peth Presbyterian. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contri-
bution may be made in her
name to Harpeth Presbyte-
rian Church 3977 Hillsboro
Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027,
where she was a long time
member and involved in the
woman's program. Special
appreciation to the Harpeth
Presbyterian Church, min-
ister David Jones and also
Jim McGinley, M.D. and
the staff at Grassland Fam-
ily Care. Visitation at Har-
peth Presbyterian Church
10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8,
2012 at Harpeth Presbyte-
rian Church.
A celebration of "life well
lived" at the home of Ken
and Peggy Gaines, Frank-
lin, Tenn. from 1 3 p.m.
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(615) 794-2289.


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Honea
Mr. James Preston Honea,
75, of Santa Rosa Beach,,
Fla. passed away Feb. 8,
2012. He was born Sept.
13, 1936 in Wardell, Mo. to
Frank and Inez Honea.
Mr. Honea was a resident
of Santa Rosa Beach for the
past 16 years before mov-
ing from St. Louis, Mo. He
owned Honea Auto Body
Shop and St. Louis Auto


Mrs. Katie Lynn McLean,
77, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., passed away Friday,
Feb. 10, 2012. She was born
Dec. 15, 1934 in Evergreen,
Ala. to James and Frances
Butts Wiggins.
Mrs. McLean was a loving
wife, mother, grandmoth-
er, great grandmother and
great-great-grandmother.
She enjoyed working in her
yard, growing flowers, and
pulling weeds. Her greatest
achievement was her chil-
dren and grandchildren.
Mrs. McLean is preceded
in death by her parents; her
husband of 37 years, Joe
McLean Sr.; two brothers,
Delaney Wiggins and Louie
Wiggins.
Mrs. McLean is sur-
vived by her two sons, Joe
McLean, Jr. and wife, Chris
of Milton, Fla. and Randy
McLean and wife, Ellen of
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.;
three daughters, Linda De-
Weese of Gainesville, Fla.,
Sandra Hoagland and hus-
band, David of Mobile, Ala.


Panel in St. Louis. He was a
professional race car driver
for Chrysler. He also loved
boating which was a large
part of his life.
Mr. Honea is preceded in
death by his parents.
Mr. Honea is survived by
his long time partner Hettie
(Faye) Gross of Santa Rosa
Beach.; three children, Ter-
ry Clemons and Betsy Mo-
ran of Florissant, Mo., Pam
Honea of St. Peters, Mo. and
Kristie Weber and husband,
John of St. Charles Mo.;
four grandchildren, and five
great-grandchildren.
Memorialization was by
cremation.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


and Tammy Hilligoss and
husband, Russell of De-
Funiak Springs; one sister,
Frances Pyle of DeFuniak
Springs; one sister-in-law,
Flora Brickner and hus-
band, Bill of DeFuniak
Springs; 11 grandchildren;
11 great- grandchildren and
two great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were
held Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012,
at Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home Chapel with Andy
Howard officiating.
Burial followed in the
Euchee Valley Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike
Honish, Joe Honish, Jimmy
Fannin, Robert Perminter,
Kenniy Pyle, and Donnie
Pyle.

Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
a guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


Brannon
Mrs. Helen Marie Bran-
non, 89, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. went home
to be with her Heavenly
Father on Thursday, Feb.
9, 2012. She was born on
March 14, 1922 to Albert
Alexander Ward and Al-
ice Gainey Ward in Walton
County, Fla.
Mrs. Brannon was a life
long resident of Walton
County. She was Baptist
by faith and a member of
Southwide Baptist Church.
Mrs. Brannon taught Sun-
day School for over 20 years,
she was involved in the tape
ministry and a member of
the choir. She owned and op-
erated a dairy farm with her
husband Oscar. Mrs. Bran-
non was a member of the
Home Extension Club. She
enjoyed sewing and cooking
for her family. She also en-
joyed gardening and raising
vegetables for her family.
Mrs. Brannon was pre-
ceded in death by her par-
ents, Albert and Alice Ward;
her husband, Oscar Bran-
non; six brothers, J.W.
Ward, Albert Lewis Ward,
Delmar Ward, Paul Ward,
Douglas Ward, and Hubert


Earl Ward; three sisters,
Mildred Mosley, Lucille
Brown and Annie Lee Bray
and one daughter-in-law,
Marilyn Brannon.
Mrs. Brannon is survived
by three sons, Joseph Bran-
non and wife, Leah of Ocala,
Fla., Oscar Lytle Brannon
Jr. and wife, Linda of Tal-
lahassee, Fla. and Jimmy
Ray Brannon of DeFuniak
Springs; daughter, Aman-
da B. Spence of DeFuniak
Springs, Florida; eight
grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held Saturday, Feb. 11,
2012 at Southwide Baptist
Church, with Revs. Douglas
Hogg, William Whaley, and
Joel Glenn officiating.
Donations can be made
to the Gideons at P.O. Box
140800, Nashville, TN
37214 and to Parking for His
Glory account at Southwide-
Baptist Church at 1307 Coy
Burgess Loop, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433.
Burial followed in the
Southwide Baptist Church
Cemetery.
Those asked to serve as
pallbearers are Matthew
Brannon, Joey Brannon,
James Byrd, Charlie Morse,
Lyle Seigler, Robert Clark,
Roy Spann and Lewis Good-
man.

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

Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted with
the arrangements.


Lilley
Betty Jean Lilley, age 82,
of Crestview, Fla. passed
away Thursday, Jan. 12,
2012 at Shoal Creek Reha-
bilitation Center, where she
had resided since May 2008.
She was born May 6, 1929 in
Dayton, Ohio. She enjoyed
working with children as a


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Romans 5:6-11
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is (1 John 1:71. So if you don't believe that He loves you un-
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peace abour your relationship with Him.
How do you define "love"? It is Jesus unselfishly reach-
ing out to mankind, giving Himself to us and bringing good
into our life regardless of whether or not we accept Him.
Romans 5:8 tells us that His care and concern are so im-
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still His enemies. In fact, the Bible says that He first began
to express His love toward us before the foundation of the
world (Eph. 1:3-5). That means your actions had absolutely
nothing to do with His lo-e for you!
God's commitment to us has absolutely no conditions or
restrictions and isn't based on whether we love Him back.
Nor does He have more love for "good" people who may
strike us as more worthy. He loves us even in our sin. even
when we don't repent. Does that give us license to disobey?
No. It gives us power to live holy lives, walk obediently with
Him. and learn to love Him the way He deserves. To follow
Him is to receive the love He has been offering all along.
Even' single moment, whether awake or asleep, we all
hve under the canopy of the Lord's wondrous, absolute love
for us. But to fully experience that love, you must receive it.
Say yes to this amazing gift that God wants to pour out on
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volunteer with Head Start.
When it came to pets, Betty
loved cats and small dogs.
She passed as peaceful as
she lived, and her laugh will
be welcomed in Heaven.
She is preceded in death
by her second husband, John
T. Lilley; father, Andrew
Jackson; mother Thelma
Stewart Jackson; and half-
brother, Harlan Stafford.
Betty is survived by one
sister, Marilyn McCain;
two sons, Dale Van Zant of
Destin, Fla. and Gary Van
Zant of North Carolina; one
.daughter, Penny Sullivan of
Samson, Ala. (formerly of
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.); 10
grandchildren and 13 great-
grandchildren.
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The Gospel According to Jesus

By Ronnie McBrayer d


While traveling in Cen-
tral America, I had the op-
portunity to worship at an
international, interdenomi-
national, English-speaking
church. The congregation
contained Africans, Ital-
ians, Spaniards, Latinos,
Americans, and Asians. We
sang old Irish hymns and
modern, Australian worship
choruses.
The service was a mix-
ture of Lutheran, Reformed,
and Pentecostal elements.
The welcome was given by
a Canadian, a German read
the Scripture lesson, and an
American did the preaching.
It was a wonderful, diverse
experience, and for a little
while I thought the kingdom
of God had come.
This, I thought, is what
worship should be: People
of various Christian tradi-


tions, streaming together
from all tribes and nations,
gathered in an idyllic set-
ting, worshiping Christ to-
gether. Then the sermon
began, and things changed.
The pastor's sermon could
have been heard in many an
evangelical congregation
in North America. It was
about who was "right" and
who was "wrong," who was
"in" and who was "out." He
summed up his sermon, and
his philosophy for life, with
these words: "Real life is
full assurance that you will
go to heaven when you die.
That is the gospel." At great
risk of being misunderstood,
I could not disagree more.
As those words were spo-
ken in that Latino church,
the surrounding country-
side had just endured its
worst flooding in five de-


cades. Gang graffiti clung
to the walls and sidewalks
just steps from the church's
front door. Thousands of
people were trying to sur-
vive grinding poverty.
To say to all these people
and in all these of conditions,
that "real life" is checking
out of this life for the next
one, is a mockery of reality
and a refusal to heed the
gospel that Jesus actually
proclaimed. When Jesus be-
gan preaching his gospel in
the Galilean hills, his mes-
sage was clear and singular:
"The Kingdom of God is at
hand. It is here and now,"
he said. "It is today."
Jesus' intention, it seems,
was not to rescue people from
earth, per se, transporting
them to a far removed-heav-
en. His intention was to put
heaven inside of people. A


gospel that ignores this fact
- and this current world -
because our status in the
next world has been proper-
ly secured, is a distortion of
Jesus' redeeming message.
Thus, the gospel ac-
cording to Jesus, is not
just about a harp-playing,
cloud-riding, hymn-singing,
glory-praising, pie-in-the-
sky heaven. It is holistic,
all-encompassing deliver-
ance, now. I'm not denying
the existence of the afterlife;
no, not at all. But I do not
believe that we have to die
to personally experience the
life God has for us.
Jesus' first disciples did
not have the benefit of two-
thousand years of Christian
tradition and theology. All
those disciples had were Je-
sus' words: "Follow me, for
the Kingdom of God is at


hand." They had no prom-
ises of a big heavenly payoff.
No fluttering angels' wings,
no crossing over the River
Jordan to the Hallelujah
Shore, no promises of golden
streets or pearly gates, no
"full assurance' that you will
go to heaven when you die."
All they had was the invita-
tion of Jesus to "Follow me."
For them, that was enough.
This may sound strange -
it sounds a bit peculiar to my
own ears but even if there
was not a heaven, I would
still be a follower of Jesus.
Why? Because I believe that
how Jesus taught us to live
and the life he has to give,
is the greatest hope for our
world today. He offers re-
demption, in all its magnifi-
cent and diverse manifes-
tations, as more than the
blessed hope of heaven. He


offers it as the blessed hope
for people today.
So the choice before us
plain: We can give up on the
present, pack our bags, and
wait for the paradise rescue
from above; or we can join
Jesus in bringing some of
that not-here-yet of God's
heaven to the here-and-now
earth. The choice, I think, is
clear for the present not
the future is the arena
in which we follow Christ.
Today not tomorrow is
where we live out the gospel
according to Jesus.
Ronnie McBrayer is a syn-
dicated columnist, speaker,
and author of multiple
books. You can read more
and receive regular e-col-
umns in your inbox at www.
ronniemcbrayer.net.


An interdenomination gathering for all women


Florida Panhandle Women's Retreat to be held March


The Fifth Annual Florida
Panhandle Women's Re-
treat, an interdenomina-
tional gathering of women,
will be held March 2, 2012,
at the Chautauqua Hall
of Brotherhood, 95 Circle
Drive, DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost is $20 per person by
Feb. 15; after the date, cost
is $25. For more information
call (850) 835-0392 or email
hinsonharmony@yahoo.com
Brenda Pettis and Rese
Moore will be the special
speakers.
Brenda is the wife of
LaVon Pettis, senior pastor
at Evangel Worship Center
in -Marianna, Fla. The Pet-
tis' along with their two chil-
dren, Lauren and Chelsey,
have been at Evangel for
11 years. During those 11
years, the church has grown
from approximately 50 peo-
ple to its current attendance
of 400. Pettis services the
church as the Women's Min-
istries Director.

Word Walkers ministers
to approximately 75 women
on a monthly basis. Pettis
has been a speaker not only
in her own church, but for


the West Florida Assemblies
of God and many churches
in this area. She has a pas-
sion for the Word of God
and shares in a real and
practical manner. Through
laughter and tears, she will
present Biblical truths that
empower women to live vic-
torious, effective Christian
lives.
Moore is currently serv-
ing as the District Women's
Ministries Director for the
West Florida District As-
semblies of God and also
the Superintendent's wife.
Moore has always enjoyed
ministering to women and
seeing them become the ves-
sels God designed them to
be. It is her desire that ev-
ery woman be ministered
to as well as find her place
of ministry. It is then that
we will be able to reach our
Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria,
and the uttermost parts of
the earth. She and her hus-
band, Tommy, the District
Superintendent of the West
Florida District Assemblies
of God, served as senior pas-
tors of Carmel Assembly of
God for over 23 years. They
have two children, Aaron
and Claresa.


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Historic Euchee Valley Presbyterian
Church to host Ash Wednesday
Service and Lenten Soup Supper
Euchee Valley Presby- meaningful worship experi-
terian Church will host its ence to start the Season of
first ever Ash Wednesday Lent.


Service on Wednesday, Feb.
22, at 6 p.m. Immediately
after the service, they will
have a traditional Lenten
Soup Supper in the Fellow-
ship Hall.
Reverend John Erthein
and the congregation warm-
ly invite everyone to attend
and to bring a friend for a


The church is located at
the intersection of CR-183
South and CR-280 East in
Eucheanna. For more in-
formation please call the
church at (850) 892-3180
or check out our website
at: www.DeFuniakSpring-
sChurch.com


Offering all you can eat
in house for $10


St. Margaret Church to
host Fish Fry every Friday
during Lent, Feb. 24-30
St. Margaret Church on out. Menu is white fish fi-
U.S. 331-North will have a let (fried or baked) french
Fish Fry every Friday dur- fries, coleslaw, baked beans,
ing Lent from 4- 7 p.m. be- cheese grits, and homemade
ginning on Feb. 24-March dessert. The cost for adults
30. is $8 and children under 10-


There is eat-in or take-


years-old is $5. All you can
eat (in-house only) is $10.


Many frequently think of
prayer as thoughts or feel-
ings expressed in words.
This is only one type of
prayer. Centering Prayer
is a method of silent prayer
that assists us to open our
awareness to God whom we
know by faith is within us.
This type of prayer does not
replace other types of for-
mal and informal prayer.
Centering Prayer simply
casts a new light and depth
of meaning on them. It is a
discipline to foster a rela-
tionship with God.
If anyone would like an


introduction to, and some
practice with, this type of
prayer, consider being part
of a group with a similar
goal. St. Agatha's Episcopal
Church will offer a course
on Centering Prayer each
Saturday at 10 a.m. dur-
ing Lent (2/25, 3/3 through
3/31). Priests and pastors
are welcomed as are Center-
ing Prayer novices from any
denomination.


The
course
David


only cost for the
is for the book (J.
Muyskens, Sacred


Breath, Forty Days of Cen-
tering Prayer, Upper Room,
$12). Participants will read
2-3 pages and practice Cen-
tering Prayer daily between
classes and meet to discuss
their experiences and re-
ceive further instruction


each Saturday.
For questions, call 892-
7452. To register, give name
and contact information to
the answering machine at
892-9754. Participants will
be contacted and a book will
be ordered for them.


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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

We have a heart for out city!
Our desire is to reach people in whatever stage
of life they're in or wherever they are in their
journey with Christ. On March 18 at 8:00 a.m.,
we will launch an early worship service that will
feature a wide variety of music and the same
life changing message from the Bible.
If you don't have a place to worship our
Lord, then come 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 Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer
Service 6:30 p.m. Come and be a part of an awesome ministry
here in your community.

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

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

COLLEGE AVENUE CHURCH OF CHRIST-located at 337 Col-
lege Avenue in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Sunday morning Bible study
at 9 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m., and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening Bible study at 7 p.m. We invite you to come
and worship with a church that is following the pattern for teaching,
worship, and practice as it is set forth in the New Testament. We
believe that we must "Speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent
where the Bible is silent" in all things spiritual, moral, and ethical,
including how we are to worship God as He has authorized. Then,
and only then can we be pleasing to Him who sent His Son to die
for mankind. We are a small but friendly group of people, and you
will find a warm and friendly welcome. "Preaching the 1st Century
gospel to a 21st Century world.: Come and see.

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, Angle and
daughter, Anna would like to extend an invitation for all to come join
us as we celebrate the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ through
Spirit filled worship & annointed preaching!! Sunday School begins
at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday
evening service is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday evening service begins
at 6:30 p.m. Youth ministry services are held every Wednesday
evening at 7 p.m. Please come and worship with us.

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

The members of FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH warmly invite
you to worship with us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Then stay for
refreshments and adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School.
Our pastor, the Rev. Jack Betz, speaks from the Gospel each
Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. We are known throughout
our community as a friendly and serving Church that welcomes
newcomers. We are located on U.S. 331, very near the Florida line
[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


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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 like to extend an invitation
to one and all to come and "Worship"the Lord Jesus Christ with us,
as we seek His perfect will. Bible Study for all ages commences at
8:45 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday a.m. worship service begins at 10
a.m., and Sunday p.m. service at 5 p.m.. The Wednesday p.m. prayer
service begins at 6 p.m.. Both the Sunday p.m. and Wednesday p.m.
prayer services are being held in the Fellowship Hall. Explicit Bible
doctrine is the continuous thread during both evenings. We at FBC
Freeport are strong advocates of Romans 10:17, "Faith cometh by
hearing and hearing by the Word of God." Hope and pray to see all
there! (850) 835-2742 (850) 774-8327.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (formerly the Concerned Chris-
tian Church) desires to reproduce in doctrine, in life and practice,
the Church founded by Christ. Our position may be summarized as
"where the Bible speaks, we speak" and "where the Bible is silent,
we are silent," we invite you to join us and help spread the message
of Christ in our community. Sunday School (all ages) at 10 a.m. and
worship (including Childrens' Church) starts at 11 a.m. Nursery avail-
able. Our minister is John Dixon and the church is located on U.S.
90, 2.4 miles west of the intersection of U.S. 90 and U.S. 331 North.

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

FREEPORT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 17457 Hwy. 331 S. Sunday
Services: Learning Center 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:50 a.m.
-you are invited to hear the sermon series that examines life-chang-
ing ideas from the Bible entitled A Word from the Word!" Wednes-
day 7 p.m. Hear the teaching series "Traveling through the Psalms."
Nursery available. Phone 865-4068 for more information.

FREEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 174 'Harrison St.
Freeport, Florida 32439. Rev. Wesley Syfrett, Pastor. Please feel
free to Worship with us anytime. Friends are always welcome to be-
come part of our family. The family of God! Sunday School 9:00
a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Song
Worship 4:00 p.m. Choir Practice Tuesday Evenings 6:00 p.m.
Our Prayer is that you will join us at Freeport UMC and together we
will make a difference through our Obedience to God, in our commu-
nities. We are located on the corner of Harrison St. and County Rd.
83A (East Bayloop) or you can make a right off of Madison St. onto
Harrison St. and church is on the opposite corner. Contact num-
bers are: Office 850-880-6633 Parsonage- 850-835-2261 secretary.
fumc@yahoo.com www.gbgm-umc.org/freeportumc


FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH, 2415 County Hwy. 1883, De-
Funiak Springs is a friendly little country church that welcomes all
visitors. Everyone is invited to worship with the congregation. Sun-
day school starts at 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning worship is at 10:30
a.m. and Sunday evening services are at 5 p.m. Wednesday we have
prayer meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. and children's mission program
and Bible drill program. Every fifth Sunday, we have special music
followed by "Dinner on the Grounds." We have a nursery for 0-3 and
Children's Church for ages 3 through the first grade.
Missions are very important to Friendship. We have Men's, Wom-
en's and children's mission program. Our pastor is Johnmark Brown.
We extend a heartfelt welcome for you to come and join with us in
worship and fellowship. For any questions please call (850)859-
2287.

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (GPC) The congrega-
tion of GPC invite you to come and worship with them. At GPC, you'll
find teaching that's biblical, practical, and encouraging; worship that's
exciting, joyous, and Christ-honoring; and fellowship that's warm and
personal. Sunday: Sunday School (all ages!) at 9:30 a.m. Wor-
ship and Kidz Klub at 11 a.m. Ignite! (Youth) at various locations
from 5 7 p.m. Wednesday: Transformation (Bible study for men
and women) at 6:30 p.m. GPC is located about 10 minutes north of
DeFuniak Springs on SR-83N. Find out more on the web at www.
glendalechurch.org or call (850)859-0080.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of
Highway 90 on Laird Road. Laird Road is west of Mossy Head just
before the Okaloosa County line. Grace Community is a church com-
mitted to historical Southern Baptist principles and believes that the
Church is called, not to reflect its culture, but to shape it. We believe
that faith must be lived as well as affirmed, therefore, right living de-
rives from right believing. We hold to a high view of Scripture believ-
ing the Bible as our final authority and that it "stands in judgement of
us, never do we stand in judgement of it." Sunday morning worship
begins at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday School at 11 a.m. and evening bible
study at 6 p.m. Friday night home Bible study at 6:30 p.m. If you are
tired of playing church, come help us shape the culture where we
are "learning God's will one verse at a time."

HARMONY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH and Pastor Donel Davidson
together with his family welcome all to worship God in spirit and in
truth, at 974 Adams Road, DeFuniak Springs.
Church services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday
morning worship at 11 a.m.; Sunday evening at 5 p.m., and Wednes-
day evening 6:30 p.m. Directions: U.S. 331 N turn on to Williams
Road, go about 3.3 miles to Adams Road, turn right onto Adams go
about 9/10 of a mile to church. U.S. 90, turn onto CR-1087 in the
Mossy Head area, go to Williams Road, turn right onto Williams about
2.8 miles to Adams Road, turn left onto Adams, go 9/10 of a mile to
church. From CR-1087 out of New Harmony, turn left onto Adams


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

HISTORIC EUCHEE VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is
located in the Euchee Valley community at the intersection of County
Hwys. 183 S. and 280 E. We are a congregation that is Bible Believing,
Christ Centered, and Family Friendly.
Reverend John Erthein and the congregation warmly invite you to
come and worship with us and make us your church home. Sunday
school for all ages begins at 9:45 A.M. and is followed by Morning
Worship at 11:00 A.M. A nursery is provided. Adult Bible Study is
held at 6:00 P.M. on Sunday evenings. A Prayer Meeting is held on
Wednesday evenings at 6:00 P.M. Choir rehearsal is held at 7:00
P.M. on Wednesday nights.
If you have questions or need assistance, please call 850-892-3180.
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 @ brotherbruce13@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 tY'. 'ilr in my
name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20 K.JV, "The
devil wins a skirmish with a roar, but we belong to HIM who wins the
war."


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012


V'AG i 7-B

South Walton Boys Make

Playoffs

10B


Malone claims District 1-A championship in


defense-heavy victory against Paxton


By REID TUCKER
Paxton had its best shot
yet to serve up revenge on
Malone, this time in the
District 1-A final, after suf-
fering two disproportionate-
ly one-sided losses.
Though a Paxton upset
was ultimately not to be, the
Bobcats gave the Tigers the
best game of their season.
Malone (24-3) eventually
took a 44-34 win on Satur-
day, Feb. 12, but that score
represents a significant im-
provement for the Bobcats
(20-7), in spite of the loss.
The Tigers won landslide
victories of 65-29 and 64-
28, respectively, in the two
teams' first meetings on
Dec. 5 and on Jan. 10.
Unlike the previous two
run-and-gun matchups, the
district championship game
was one where defense
dominated and only care-
ful applications of critical
late-game free-throw shoot-
ing from Malone did in the
Bobcats. Paxton most often
fed the ball to 6-foot-7 senior
Chad Zessin, who scored 17
points, while the rest of the
Bobcats' roster ran interfer-
ence and no other player
scored in double digits. It
was much the same situa-
tion on Malone's side, with
Chai Baker's 20 points mak-
ing up the majority of the
Tigers' score.
Malone took an early, but
close, lead, though the game
was 7-7 by the 3:45-minute
mark and was tied again at
9-all a minute later. While
Zessin took the ball to the
hole for four layups, Baker
made two shots from the pe-
rimeter and one in the paint
to match his eight points in
the quarter. Malone led by
one point through the final
minute with the score at the
buzzer showing 14-13 in the
Tigers' favor.
Both teams scored an
identical seven points in


the second quarter as the
pace of the game tightened.
Paxton shot 3-for-9 from
the floor to Malone's 3-for-
11 mark, but the Tigers'
scores came back-to-back
and early, which pushed the
score in their favor, making
it 21-15 about halfway into
the period. Malone's defense
forced six turnovers on Pax-
ton, which staved off initial
efforts to rally back, but a
series of key pick moves be-
tween Dustin Geoghagan
and Zessin netted a three-
pointer from the former and
a dunk from the latter, cut-
ting the Malone lead to 21-
20 at halftime.
The third quarter was
more of the same as Paxton
scored only three times from
the floor and Malone just
twice, though the Bobcats
needed seven tries to achieve
their result rather than the
Tigers' 11 attempts. The
game was tied once again at
the 5:15 mark and players
on both sides burned time
outs in an effort to retain
possession of the ball. Ma-
lone got its two baskets soon
thereafter and went up 26-
22, but 2-pointers from Zes-
sin at the two-minute-to-go
mark and with 10 seconds to
go plus a trip to the charity
stripe kept Paxton within
one point at 28-27.
It was the Bobcats' turn
to take shots in the fourth
quarter, and some of that
shooting paid off, as Austin
Carnley and Zessin worked
together to draw back-to-
back fouls on the way to the
basket early into the period.
Paxton took a short-lived
30-29 lead with 6:45 show-
ing, but Malone's Baker
soon put the Tigers back on
top, this time to the tune of
a three-point lead about a
minute later. Efforts from
nearly everyone on Paxton's
roster to hit go-ahead 3s fell
short, as the Bobcats went


MARCUS BRADLEY AND DUSTIN GEOGHAGAN
each had six points against Malone by shooting at or near
the perimeter. (Photo courtesy of Laurie Gilber


Harlem Ambassadors

are coming

By CHUCK HINSON
Get ready for a dazzling evening of ball tricks, high-fly-
ing dunks and hilarious family comedy, as the Harlem Am-
bassadors Basketball Show hits the court at the Northwest
Florida State College in Niceville. The Ambassadors will
take on the Opportunity Knocks team.
The event takes place Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to
the Opportunity Inc., a non-profit organization that assists
homeless and near-homeless families in Walton County.
Opportunity, Inc. offers a range of services, from case
management for homeless and near homeless families
- plus limited financial assistance depending upon avail-
ability of funds; emergency short-term housing for up to 10
homeless families with children drawn from both Okaloo-
sa and Walton counties; an employment program serving
both counties for female veterans and veterans (male and
female) with children; and a children's services program
which helps children cope with the trauma of homelessness
and addresses the acadolmic, Nocial and physical issues that
are prevalent among this population.
They also work on a wuokend food program for children
with chronic hunger. The li'n'i,.nm is an ungoing mission,
that tries to tackle the co(nstnt-growing epidemic of the
needy and homeless in both (l .....InI.. and Walton County.
Other projects that Opportunity, Inc. is affiliated with is
the Muscogee Indian Food Bank and Bruce and conduct and
sponsor nearly 80 me al every Tuesday evening, at Christ
the King Church in Santa Rosa Beach. With both entities,
the organization donates their time, money and food for the
less fortunate.
For further questions, call Dianne at 240-1103, or Le-
nore Wilson, at (850) 409-3070, or log on to http://www.oka-
loosawaltonhomeless.org.


1-for-9 from the floor.
The fourth quarter was
the biggest yet for Malone,
who scored 17 points, out-
scoring the Bobcats by 11 in
the period, and the Tigers
did it almost exclusively at
the free-throw line. Paxton

I~f~iW~ltr~L
0~ Br


clawed back to trail 33-32
with a little more than two
minutes to go but, as time
wore down and tensions ran
high, the Malone offense be-
gan drawing foul after foul
from the Bobcat defend-
ers, giving Baker and team


mate Ladarius McElroy the
chance to score 10 points
from the stripe between
them. Despite some work at
the line from Marcus Brad-
ley, who also scored the Bob-
cats' 2-pointer, Malone was
nevertheless up 43-34 with


THE BATTLE BETWEEN PAXTON'S CHAD Zessin and Malone's Chai Baker was
among the best basketball played by either athlete all season. Zessin posted 17 points and
Baker 20 in a defense-heavy game that was ultimately decided by frequent Malone trips to
the free-throw line late in the fourth quarter. (Photo courtesy of Laurie Gilbert)


25 seconds on the clock, a
timeframe leaving Paxton
without much option. The
Tigers held onto the ball to
run out the clock, clearing
the 10-point win in the pro-
cess.
Two days prior to the
showdown with Malone,
Paxton beat host team Pop-
lar Springs 65-54, with Zes-
sin once again leading scor-
ing for the 'Cats at 24 points
on the night. He was backed
up by Bradley, who had 15
points, and Geoghagan, who
scored 12 points on four 3s,
respectively. All but one
player on Paxton's bench
put points on the scoreboard
in the victory over the Atom-
ics.
Paxton, as the district
runner-up, will travel to face
District 2 champ Chipley,
which beat Holmes County
52-47, on their home. court
on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Pax-
ton could theoretically get
another shot at Malone if
the Bobcats pull out a win
against Chipley and if Ma-
lone defeats Holmes Coun-
ty, but such a game would
take place at an ever bigger
stage the state Final Four
in Class 1A.


Graceville wins 63-22 against


Ponce de Leon's


By REID TUCKER
Graceville ended the sea-
son of Ponce de Leon's boys'
basketball team by doling
out a 63-22 loss in the first
round of the District 3-A
tournament.
The Pirates fell to
0-23 on the season, while
Graceville's win boosted
them above the .500 mark,
giving them a 13-12 record
by the end of the contest,
held Tuesday, Feb. 7, in
Ponce de Leon's home gym.
Ponce de Leon's boys' squad


won just three of its last 69
games. The Pirates had one
win in the 2009-2010 season
and two wins last season.
The visiting Tigers' top
two scorers on the night
were Marquis White and
Devonte Merritt, who scored
19 points and 16 points, re-
spectively, while the sole
PDL player to break into
double digits was senior
Harley Rowe, who scored 10
points in the first half but
did not score in the second.
The first quarter looked


School Sports

Calendar

Wednesday- Feb. 15
Cottondale at PDL JV Baseball 1 p.m.
Cottondale at PDL Middle School Baseball 3 p.m.

Thursday- Feb. 16
P.C. Rutherford at Walton Tennis 2:30 p.m.
Paxton at PDL Middle School Baseball(DH) 4 p.m.
Freeport at South Walton Softball 4/6 p.m.
Walton at Freeport Baseball 4/6:30 p.m.
PDL Middle School Softball at Poplar Springs 4:30/6 p.m.
North Bay Haven at South Walton JV Baseball 5 p.m.
Walton Softball at Chipley 6 p.m.

Friday- Feb. 17
Freeport Baseball at Rocky Bayou 2:30 p.m.
Chipley at Walton Middle School Baseball 4 p.m.
Baker at Freeport Softball 4/6 p.m.
Malone at PDL Baseball 4/6 p.m.
P.C. Arnold at South Walton Baseball 4/6 p.m.
South Walton Softball at Choctaw 4/6 p.m.
Emerald Coast at Paxton Middle School Baseball (DH)
4:30 p.m.
Vernon at PDL Middle School Softball 4:45/6:15 p.m.
Walton Softball at Marianna 6 p.m.

Saturday- Feb. 18
NW FL State Women's Basketball at Pensacola 5:30 p.m.
NW FL State Men's Basketball at Pensacola 7:30 p.m.

Monday- Feb. 20
Vernon at Freeport Softball 4/6 p.m.

Tuesday- Feb. 21
Freeport and Paxton Track at Baker 3 p.m.
South Walton at Freeport Tennis 3 p.m.
Walton Tennis at Rocky Bayou 3 p.m.
Bethlehem at PDL Baseball 3:30/5:30 p.m.
Freeport Softball at Laurel Hill 4 p.m.
Walton Middle School Baseball at Seaside 4 p.m.
Walton Middle School Softball at Chipley (DH) 4 p.m.
Baker at South Walton Softball 4/6 p.m.
Bethlehem at PDL Softball 4/6 p.m.
Florala, Ala. at Paxton Softball 4/6 p.m.
Walton at South Walton Baseball 4:30/6:30 p.m.
Plaxton Boys Basketball at Chipley 7 p.m.
South Walton Boys Basketball at Graceville 7 p.m.


boys


to be a change of pace for
the embattled Pirates, as
the score was tied 5-all with
a little more than three min-
utes to go, but Ponce's six
turnovers eventually gave
Graceville enough momen-
tum to surge ahead to a 24-7
lead in the final minutes.
Rowe scored on two shots
from the floor and put in a
free throw for five points in
the second quarter, and he
was backed up by a 2 from
Jason DePauw. However,
Graceville's superior shoot-
ing (13-28 from the floor),
especially from White and
Merritt ran the score up to,
37-14 by the half.
DePauw made a layup
late in the third quarter for
PDL's only points in the pe-


riod, which saw the Pirates
go 1-for-8 from the field. The
Tigers, pushed ahead by nine
points from White, gained a
just shy of a 40-point lead
by the.buzzer, with 53-16 to
their credit. Ponce scored six
points in the fourth quarter
thanks to layups and bas-
kets in the lane from soph-
omores Lee Parson, Cory
Short and Austin Shaw,
but, even without White on
the court, Graceville went
ahead thanks to another
seven points added by Mer-
ritt.
After earning the 41-point
victory over Ponce de Leon,
Graceville was set to play
against Sneads in the semi-
final round the following
Friday.


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. Florida State's men's track program won the NCAA
Outdoor Championship three consecutive years from 2006-
08.

2. The Hershey Chocolate Company was the first corpo-
rate sponsor of any professional golf tournament as they
sponsored the Hershey Open in 1933.

3. Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, Freddie
Solomon, passed away Monday at the age of 59. Originally
drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2nd round (36th over-
all) of the 1975 NFL Draft, Solomon was acquired via trade
by the 49ers in 1978. Solomon went on to have a success-
ful eight-year career in San Francisco, winning two Super
Bowl titles (1981, 1984). During his eight-year career in
San Francisco, Solomon snatched 310 receptions for 4,873
yards and 43 touchdowns while also rushing for 329 yards
and 3 touchdowns.

4. The addition of Memphis brings the BIG EAST's foot-
ball membership to 12 schools. Ultimately, the BIG EAST
will have 17 full members. In December, the BIG EAST an-
nounced the additions of the University of Central Florida,
University of Houston and Southern Methodist University
as full members and Boise State University and San Di-
ego State University as football members. In January, the
Naval Academy was added as a football member. The addi-
tion of Memphis, along with the five schools announced in
December and Navy, will boost the BIG EAST's television
reach to more than 31 million homes, which is nearly 28
percent of all U.S. television households. Thirteen confer-
ence members will be located among the top 30 television
markets and 17 will be in the top 50.

5. The Ponce de Leon Lady Pirates met the Port St. Joe
Sharks in a second round playoff game in 2006 with PDL
taking a 51-28 victory in the only postseason match-up be-
tween the two teams. The two squads met again on Tues-
day night with a Region final berth on the line.


Sports


Braves win both games in

Pre-season Classic

9B
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Freeport falls to olmes County in district semis


By REID TUCKER
The Bulldogs ran out of
bite against a tough visit-
ing Holmes County squad,
as the Blue Devils dropped
Freeport's boys 61-52 in the
semifinal round of the Dis-
trict 2-A championship.
Freeport fell twice this
season to Holmes County,
the first time by a score of
82-44 on Jan. 6 in Bonifay
and the second time in a
Jan. 28 102-83 barn-burner
at home. The Bulldogs stood
a good chance at reversing
those fortunes in front of a
packed home-court crowd on
Feb. 10, but the Blue Devils
pulled ahead in the final two
quarters to close the series.
Austin Woodard led Free-
port (18-11) with 21 points
and his teammates Gabe
Moore, Caleb Piasecki and
Collin Myrick contributed
13 points and nine points
each, respectively, but it
was not enough for the un-
dermanned Bulldogs to take
the win. Holmes County
(19-6 after a final-round loss
to Chipley) didn't rely solely
on national-level prospect
Chris Walker, who scored 24
points, but made good use of
nearly everyone on its much
larger roster to get the win.
However, the open-
ing quarters of the game
showed that the eventual
outcome wasn't a sure thing
for the Blue Devils. Free-
port trailed by four at the
end of the first period and
was up 29-24 at the half,
with its five starters match-
ing and exceeding the pace
of Holmes County despite



High School
Basketball Scores .

Tuesday- February?


..Freeport Boys
Northew
,Gracewile
PDL Boys
SSouih 'Wallor, BO.'
*Ljbit yCo


83.
43
63
22


42


Thursday- brary .................................
Tallahassee Godby 68
Walton Girls ll

SFriday- February 1...............


61
62
_ ...


Holrms Co
Freeport BoWy
; Marianna
'atllo n Bo'5


Paaurn Boios
SPoplar Spring'
Sour. 'dIalCton BBoys
P C Bozemrn
Saturday- Febuiary 11

I Malone
PFaxicr,. Boyrs


West Gadsden
South Waton Boys


AREA 5 BOYS BASKETBALL STATS
2011.12 Season
Through Feb 13
SCORING
........ ............ ... ..............
Austin Woodard FREE
Collrn Mynck FREE
Chad Zessin PAX
Gabe Moore FREE
DeShun Tucker WAL
Edward Howard SW
Shafer Matin SW
Ken Randolph WAL
Caleb Piaseckh FREE
Dushn Geoghagan PAY
Angus Andeison WAL
nari us Bradley PA
Paxton Dixon ==="' SW_\
. ....... ......... .......... .. .. .. .... ...........


FREE THROW
Player
Marcus Bradley
Collin Mynck
Chad Zessin
Ed,,ard Howard
Paxton Dixon
Shafer Martin
Tray Williams
Auitin Woodaid
DeShun Tucker

TEAM
Team
Pa,.lon
',/aiton
South Walon
Freeport
PDL

TEAM OFFENSE
Freeport
Walton
Paxton
South Walion
PDOL

TEAM DEFENSE
Paxton
South Walton
Freeport ..
Walton
PDL

TEAM RECORDS
Paxton
Freeport
SoLuh Wallon
Walton
PDL


SHOOTING
School
PAX
FREE
PAX
SW
SW

WAL
FREE
WAL

FREE
FT
311
194
313
332
138


being down in number. That
said, the depth of Ithe Boni-
fay team's bench eventually
overcame Freeport's pluck,
and the Bulldogs' volume of
missed shots, particularly
from 3-point range, allowed
Holmes County to surge to
a 47-39 lead by the third
quarter.
For example, Freeport


was 11 -o -. 0 11 f'lInI ll h. I h or
in the first half to Holmes
County's 10-for-29 mark.
In the second half, Freeport
went 8-for-31 from the floor,
while the Devils' were a
more manageable 14-for-35.
Furthermore, Holmes Coun-
ty's players made just three
baskets from the perimeter,
though they needed only 12


i ies, while the 'Dogs had 32
tries for an equal number of
swishes.
The first quarter saw
Holmes County carry a
one-or-two point lead with
Freeport nipping the Devils'
heels the whole way. How-
ever, a 3 from Jacky Miles
with 25 seconds left length-
ened Holmes County's slight


FREEPORT'S AUSTIN WOODARD LED the Bulldogs in scoring, posting 21 points
against the victorious Holmes County. Woodard scored two of Freeport's three 3-pointers
and went 7-for-7 at the free-throw line. (Photo by Reid Tucker)




Spring Football Primer: Week One


Here's a look at eaci
Football Bowl Subdivisior
Conference program as the)
head into spring football
noting when each school
opens spring football, play!
its annual spring game, anc
key coaching positions. Thi,
week, the ACC is the focu,
of the Spring Football Prim
er.


SACC
Boston College
Spring football starts: Feb
18 Spring game: March 31
Head coach: Frank Spazian
SOffensive coordinator: Kev
in Rogers Defensive coordi
nator: Bill McGovern
...


F Clemson
Spring football starts: Marcl
65 7 Spring game: April 14
--- Head coach: Dabo Swinne:
.11 Offensive coordinator: Chad
.. Morris Defensive coordina
-...... tor: Brent Venables

44 Duke
4 Spring football starts: Feb
- 22 Spring game: March 31
S1


GP
29
27
26
29
2-
26
28
24
29
26
24
26
27


Points
614
512
461
415
343
369
394
314
350
310
260
273
.... 281 .


Average
21 2
19
177
14 3
14 3
11 3

14.1
13 1
12 1
11 9
108
105
10 j.4


MIN 48 ATT
FT FTA Average
87 119 73%
73 102 72%
............. '^ .............. .'"".. "'"'.... .............. ... "." "
128 .184 70%
43 62 69%
41 60 68,1.
75 -l. ... 68%
43 64 67%
120 179 67%,
52 79 660%


THROW
FTA
462
315
533
572
301


SHOOTING
Average
67%
62%0
59.0
5890
461%


PPG
73.1
61 6

56 8
31.7


Pts Allowed
50.1
..... 61. ...1
627
63.4
64


WINS
20
18
14
10
0


LOSSES
7
11
14

23


SHead coach: David Cutcliffe
i Offensive coordinator: Kurt
y Roper Defensive coordina-
,tor: Jim Knowles
1
s Florida State
I Spring football starts: March
s 19 Spring game: April 14
s Head coach: Jimbo Fish-
-er Offensive coordinator:
James Coley Defensive co-
ordinator: Mark Stoops

Georgia Tech
Spring football starts: March
26 Spring game: April 20
i Head coach: Paul Johnson
-Defensive coordinator: Al
- Groh

Maryland
Spring football starts: March
h 10 Spring game: April 21
Head coach: Randy Edsall
y Offensive coordinator: Mike
d Locksley Defensive coordi-
- nator: Brian Stewart

Miami (Fla.)
Spring football starts: March
. 3 Spring game: April 14
Head coach: Al Golden Of-
fensive coordinator: Jedd
Fisch Defensive coordina-
tor: Mark D'Onofrio

North Carolina



AREA 5 GIRLS BASKETBALL STATS
2011.12 Season
Slats as of Feb 13

Player School
Alyssa Dupree PA.
Taliah Moore WAL
iMary Kate Myrick "FREE
Jasmine Flock PDL
Emily Murray PAX
Ashley Harper PDL


FREE THROW
Player
Alyssa Dupree
Taliah Moore
Mackenzie Waison
Kaitlyn Canoll
. Tayler fMlenard

TEAM
Team
Paxton
Walton
PDL
Soulh WValon
Freep .rrt


TEAM OFFEN
Soulh WVall r
Paxron
PDL
FVIltar.
Freepurt


TEAM DEFENSE
PDL
SouLh -Wall:n
Pa;ton
Waltorn
Freeport

TEAM RECORDS
PDL
Pa3ion
Scuih V'i/allion
Walton
Freeport


SHOOTING
School
PAZ'.
VWAL

SW

FREE
FT
.214...
27-1
269
196


Spring football starts: March
14 Spring game: April 14
Head coach: Larry Fedora
Offensive coordinator: Blake
Anderson Defensive coordi-
nator: Vic Koenning
N.C. State
Spring football starts: March
23 Spring game: April 21
Head coach: Tom O'Brien
Offensive coordinator: Dana
Bible Defensive coordinator:
Mike Archer

Virginia
Spring football starts: March
19 Spring game: April 14
Head coach: Mike London
Offensive coordinator: Bill
Lazor Defensive coordina-
tor: Jim Reid

Virginia Tech
Spring football starts: March
28 Spring game: April 21
Head coach: Frank Beamer
Offensive coordinator: Bry-
an Stinespring Defensive
coordinator: Bud Foster

Wake Forest
Spring football starts: March
1 Spring game: April 14
Head coach: Jim Grobe Of-
fensive coordinator: Steed
Lobotzke Defensive coordi-
nator: Brian Knorr


GP

24
25
26
25J
22

llIN 50 ATT
FT


42
43

THROW
FTA
413
398
-513
52:
41 .


Points
473
413
375
385
2641



FTA
201
64
62
64


SHOOTING
Average

64%
53u
S7 ''o


Average
159
17.2

14.8
10.6
10.5

Average
71"%

67%
650
G0,30 .


SE PPG

53 9
53
.1 8
37


Pts Allowed
31 a
32 1
339
4.154
46 ....


WINS
24
22
20
16
6


LOSSES

J

9
27


South Walton Stats Do Not Include Last 2 Games


lead. The second was even
closer, as Freeport took the
lead two minutes in and
stayed ahead by four points
for the duration thanks to
the track meet-style offen-
sive rushdown of Woodard,
Moore, Myrick and Piasecki.
Woodard was especially suc-
cessful at the stripe, going
7-for-7 on the night
When things for Freeport
took a turn for the worse in
the second half they did so
quickly. Holmes County was
back up on top by 10 points
within four minutes of leav-
ing the locker room and held
the Bulldogs scoreless until
the final three minutes of
the period. Walker was set
up on a brace of key dunks
and a few of his team mates,
including Ty Russ, Jordan
McAllister and Jonathan
Williams scored seeming-
ly at will from all ranges,
while Woodard Piasecki
and Moore struggled to put
points on the board.
One of Holmes County's
worst-shooting quarters
was the final one, when the
Blue Devils made just five of
20 shots, but the lead they
carried from the third quar-
ter could not be-easily elimi-
nated by the Bulldogs. With
1:28 left on the clock, Free-
port had managed to close


2011-12 High School Boys
Through Feb 6
District 1, Class A Distrct


VMalone'
I Pa.laon
SCentral
SLaurel Hill
Bethlehem
Poplar Spnrgs


District 2, Class A

Chipley'
Holmes Co %
Freeport
Jay
Baker
Slonth'iekw

Distri 3. Class A

Cottondale%'
Graceville*
Sneads
Vernon
'Vewahachka
SAttha
Ponce de Leon

District 4. Class A

West Gadsden'
I SCouth EWatonI .
P.C. Bozemran
Blounlstown
Port St. Joe
Franklin Co
Liberty Co.

District 1. Class 4A

Pensacola Catholic%
Marianna'
Walton


w
10
8
3
.... ........ ... ............

3
3

District
W
9
9
6
3
3
0

District

12
.. .... .....8 .....
7
5
5

0

District
W
12
8
8
7
5
1
1


District
W
3
2
1


to 55-49 and a long-range 3
from Woodard made it 57-52
with just a little more than
a minute remaining. Never-
theless, Williams was fouled
twice in the final minute and
made all four shots from the
free-throw line, which, plus
a backboard-shaking slam
at the buzzer from Walker
sealed the deal on a nine-
point win for Holmes Coun-
ty.
The following night, on
Saturday, Feb. 10, Holmes
County fell to Chipley in the
final round of the tourna-
ment by a score of 52-47.
Chipley (22-3) held onto
one-point leads at the end of
the first half and third quar-
ter to take the win. Chip-
ley's Alex Hamilton scored
32 points, while Cameron
Dozier added another eight
points. Walker again led
Holmes County, this time
scoring 18 points, and Russ
scored eight for the Blue
Devils.
Chipley was set to host
District 1 runner-up Paxton
on Feb. 21 in the first round
of the Region 1-1A tourna-
ment. That same night, Hol-
mes County traveled to face
District 1 winner Malone.
Check this space in the next
edition of the Herald for de-
tails on both games.


Basketball Standings


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0
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7

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1
1
4
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10


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11


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2011-12 High School Girls Basketball Standings

District 1. Class A Distnct Overall
VJ L W
Paxton' 9 1 22
Malone% 8 2 21
Central 6 4 15
Poplar Spnngs 4 6 14
Laurel Hill 3 7 9
Bethlehem 0 10 1


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Chipley
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Freepori

District 3, Class A

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Grace'.ille4%
Cottondale
Sneads
Wewahitchka
Vernon

District 4, Class A

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Pon St Joeo
West Gadsden
Liberty Co.
Franklin Co
Blountzaton
P.C. Bozeman

District 1, Class 4A

Walton*
Marianna
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District
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7
7
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DJ District Tourney Runner-Up


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Walton Teams Eliminated


By PATRICK CASEY
In the span of 26 hours,
basketball season came to a
close for both the girls and
boys basketball teams at
Walton High School.
The Lady Braves faced
a tough task on Thursday
night as the Godby Cougars
came to town with a mix of


speed and solid shooting
that proved too much for the
local squad as their trip into
the playoffs ended with a
68-41 loss.
Walton was able to hang
with the Cougars midway
through the first quarter
but Braves junior Taliah
Moore got hit with a couple


WALTON'S GILLIANINFINGER(21) and Sierra Contre-
ras(22) worked to stop Tallahassee Godby's Charisma John-
son(12) on the inside during the Braves first round home
playoff game on Thursday. Johnson scored 18 points in the
visiting team's 68-41 victory. (Photo by Patrick Casey)'


of early fouls that limited
her availability and the vis-
iting squad pulled away for
a 22-12 lead.
The Cougars lengthened
the lead to 38-16 at halftime
as senior Donielle Jinks
scored 13 of her game-high
21 points in the opening
half. Freshman Charisma


Johnson put up 18 points of
her own as Godby's pressure
defense forced more than 20
turnovers from the Braves
on the night and propelled
the District 2 runner-up to a
56-28 lead.
The large Walton crowd
in attendance did not wit-
ness a fourth quarter come-


WALTON'S YOUNG GUARDS STRUGGLED against
the constant pressure applied by the Cougars defense. The
Braves had more than 20 turnovers in the season-ending
loss that saw the Braves finish with a 16-9 record. (Photo by
Patrick Cdsey)


back as the Braves lost the
first playoff game in the new
gymnasium by a 27-point
margin.
Taliah Moore closed out
her junior year with 19
points as she was the only
Braves player in double fig-
ures. Senior Gillian Infinger
scored six points, as she and
teammate Allyson Howell
played their final game in a
Braves jersey with the loss.
Walton (16-9) also got six
points from Deja Tucker but
saw their season come to
an end less than a week af-
ter capturing the District 1
crown in Pensacola.
The Walton boys basket-
ball team faced a daunting
task in trying to earn a win
in Marianna against a team
that had stolen the regular
season contest earlier in the
year in overtime.
Walton pounced on the
Tigers to the tune of a 19-4
lead early, only to see the
Bulldogs rally to tie the
game at 39-all at the half.
Walton senior Angus An-
derson was on fire in the first
half of play as he scored 21


of his 24 points over the first
16 minutes. Marianna held
him to a single shot from be-
hind the arc after the break
as teammate Ken Randolph
put up nine of the team's 25
points in the second half.
The two teams started
the fourth quarter tied at 50
but the Bulldogs were con-
sistently able to get rebound
baskets close to the hoop in
the final quarter. Trae Prin-
gley had 14 of his 18 points
in the second half with Quay
Royster providing the long
distance baskets to the tune
of 19 points of his own.
DeShun Tucker had 14
points for Walton as the
Braves could not find their
shooting touch over the final
four minutes of the game, a
problem that contributed to
their 4-12 record in games
decided by eight or less
points during the 2011-12
season.
The loss ended Walton's
year with a 10-15 record
while Marianna defeated
Pensacola Catholic on Sat-
urday night to claim the
District 1, Class 4A title.


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Classic

The Walton Braves trav-
eled to Chipley to participate
in the Pre-Season Classic on
Feb. 9 and 11. The Braves
beat Chipley 7 0 on Thurs-
day and returned Saturday
to take Bonifay down 4 1.


WALTON'S ANG US ANDERSON(5) scored 24 points in
his final game for the boys basketball team but Marianna
pulled out a close contest by a 70-64 score on Friday night.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


BRAVES FIRST BASEMAN NATHAN COBB works to
pick off Bonifay runer.


WALTON STRUGGLED TO STOP MARIANNA on the
interior and the Bulldogs made just enough shots from out-
side to counter the Braves long-range shooting. Walton end-
ed the season with a 10-15 mark after falling in the district
semi-final in Marianna on Friday night. (Photo by Patrick
Casey)



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took both games in a double header against Freeport Mon-
day, 4-1 and 7 5. In game one, Seth Tatman blasted a
triple which scored two runs.


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South Walton Boys Make Playoffs


By PATRICK CASEY
The South Walton Sea-
hawks boys basketball team
grabbed a spot in the Class
A playoffs by finishing as the
runner-up to West Gadsden
on Saturday night as they
fell to the Panthers 69-41 in
the District 4 championship
game played at Blountstown
High School.
South Walton(14-14)
earned a playoff berth the
previous night with a 41-38
victory over Panama City
Bozeman in a semi-final con-
test after defeating Liberty
County 73-42 in an opening
round contest on Feb. 7.
South Walton had little
trouble in defeating the
Bulldogs for the third time
this season as the Seahawks
raced out to a 47-25 lead at
halftime and never looked
back. Senior guard Edward
Howard scored most of his
21 points in the first half


and Bish Waldrop contrib-
uted most of his 14 points in
the second half to pace the
scoring.
Against Bozeman, the
Seahawks were involved in
a nip-and-tuck battle that
saw freshman Paxton Dix-
on make some critical free
throws in the final quarter
to help the Walton County
squad pull out the victory.
Dixon scored 10 points with
senior Shafer Martin add-
ing 11 as South Walton got
a solid defensive effort in
earning their second win
in three tries against the
Bucks(15-12).
West Gadsden won the fi-
nale as they finished the dis-
trict slate with a perfect 14-0
mark as their speed helped
to create 23 turnovers on the
night. The Panthers proved
to be a very athletic team
that blocked shots, grabbed
rebounds and finished op-


portunities to improve to
26-3 overall and claim the
District 4 championship.
West Gadsden saw 10 dif-
ferent players score a basket
in the contest and pushed
the game to 58-23 with 3:23
left in the third quarter to
trigger a running clock the
rest of the way.
Willie Holmes had 12
points with Brandon Shin-
gles scoring 11 as West Gad-
sden jumped out to a 7-0
lead in the first two minutes
of the game and led 38-14 at
intermission.

South Walton got 15
points from Paxton Dixon
and 12 from Shafer Mar-
tin but little else as the
Panthers trapping defense
caused a multitude of ball-
handling errors.
Team Notes: The Sea-
hawks will be making just
their second appearance in


the state playoffs in boys
basketball in school his-
tory when they travel to
Graceville (15-12) to face
a Tigers squad that upset
Cottondale in the District
3 final in Ponce de Leon on
Feb. 21. The Seahawks lone
previous playoff appearance
ended in a 55-32 loss at
Marianna at the end of the
2008-09 season. A win by
the Seahawks would like-
ly send the squad to West
Gadsden for a fourth game
with the Panthers unless
Cottondale pulls the upset.
John Davies is in his fifth
season at the school with a
record of 57-78. Shafer Mar-
tin has scored 902 points in
80 career games for a scor-
ing average of 11.3 points
per game. The Seahawks
are 0-4 versus Graceville in
school history after being in
the same district the past
two seasons.


WEST GADSDEN'S SPEED and athleticism was a prob-
lem for South Walton as the Panthers defeated the Seahawks
for the third time this season to claim the district crown.
South Walton(14-14) could get a fourth game with the Pan-
thers if they can post a victory in Graceville' n February 21.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


SOUTH WALTON'S SHAFER MARTIN(45) works to
SOUTH WALTON'S EDWARD HOWARD had 21 points find an opening against West Gadsden during Saturday
in an opening round 73-42 victory over Liberty County on night's District 4 championship game in Blountstown. Mar-
February 7 in Blountstown in the District 4, Class A tourna- tin scored 12points but the Panthers defeated the Seahawks
ment. (Photo by Patrick Casey) 69-41 to claim the top spot. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


_.-'.


SOUTH WALTON'S BISH WALDROP(23) had nine
points in a 41-38 victory over Bozeman to propel the Sea-
hawks into the state playoffs. South Walton will travel to
Graceville for an opening round playoff game on February
21 at 7p.m. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


Sports News and Notes


By PATRICK CASEY
South Walton High School
senior Brittany Crittenden


signed a letter of intent to
attend Liberty University in
Lynchburg, Va., on a track


scholarship this fall. Crit-
tenden will have one more
go-around for the Seahawks


track team this spring after
finishing 12th in the state in
the 200 meter dash and 14th






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BRITTANY CRITTENDEN IS SURROUNDED by her parents, Duncan and Grace Crittenden, and members of the
South Walton High School Track Team as she signs her letter of intent to be a member of the Liberty University Track and
Field Team in Lynchburg, VA. (Photo by Barb Stratton)


in the long jump at the state
meet in Class A last season.
Megan Walker, a pole
vaulter from Port St. Joe
High School, signed a letter
of intent with Mississippi
State on the first day of the
national signing period for
college track and field last
week.
The No.2-ranked Ala-
bama softball team got off
to a quick start to its 2012
season. The Crimson Tide
swept its four games at the
Mardi Gras Invitational,
outscoring its opponents,
S38-5. Alabama batted .394
on the weekend and sported
a 1.22 team ERA while hold-
ing the opposition to a .134
average. Against four teams
that each sported more
than 30 wins and two that
made the 2011 NCAA tour-
nament, Alabama earned
three wins by way of the
run-rule and outhit its op-
ponents 39-11. UA opened
the tournament with an 8-0
win over Memphis and then
downed Lipscomb, 15-4. Al-
abama downed host South
Alabama, 12-1, and finished
off the weekend with a 3-0
win over Jacksonville State.
The top-ranked Universi-
ty of Florida women's tennis
team dropped a 5-2 decision
at second-ranked Stanford
Sunday afternoon at Taube


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Family Tennis Center on the
Stanford University campus.
In what was one of the most
anticipated regular-season
matches in recent years, the
Cardinal (4-0) snapped the
Gator's 26-match winning
streak that dated back to
Feb. 21, 2011, when Stan-
ford defeated Florida, 4-2,
in the ITA National Team
Indoor Final. That was also
the last time the Gators (5-
1) had lost the doubles point
prior to losing it on Sunday.
Sunday's outing was a re-
match of last year's NCAA
Team Championship Final
played at Stanford on May
24, when Florida stunned
the then-top-ranked Cardi-
nal, 4-3, ending their NCAA-
record 184-match home win-
ning streak.
Florida's 2012 softball
squad walked away from
the first five games of the
campaign unscathed, chalk-
ing up two more victories in
Tampa Sunday with a 3-2,
eight-inning win over tour-
nament-host USF, followed
by a 5-0 victory over FGCU
to wrap up the USF-Fair-
field Inn & Suites Tampa
North Tournament. Sopho-
more righty Hannah Rogers
(Lake Wales, Fla.) improved
to 4-0 on the season, earn-
ing both Ws in the circle for
the Orange and Blue Sun-
day with 11 strikeouts two
in the final 2.2 against USF
- while rallying for nine Ks
through a complete-game,
three-hit shutout against
FGCU.
The Florida Gators are
predicted to repeat as the
2012 Southeastern Confer-
ence baseball .champions,
as voted by the league's 12
baseball coaches in the 21st
annual preseason SEC poll.
The Gators, ranked No. 1
nationally in the preseason
USA Today/ESPN Coaches'
Poll, seek to capture their
13th SEC Championship.
UF returns seven position
starters and nine pitchers
from its 2011 squad which
claimed a share of the over-
all SEC Championship and
advanced. to the College
World Series finals versus
South Carolina.
Michigan has sold out its
allotment of nearly 25,000
tickets for the Cowboys
Classic at Arlington, Texas,
on Sept. 1 versus Alabama
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


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Earn berth with
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STATE
LEGISLATURE
PASSES
REDISTRICTING
PLANS
Plans move to le-


Bay bridge options


discussed at


community meeting


By DOTTY NIST
"We have the tax, the
toll, or declining the money
and waiting," Kitty Whitney
summed up the options re-
garding getting the U.S. 331
bay bridge widened from
two lanes to four.
This was at a Feb. 9 infor-
mational community meet-
ing on the topic of the bridge,
held at the South Walton
Utility Building in Miramar
Beach. More than 75 people
attended, and some brought
up other options
The original plan had
been for two Walton County
Republican clubs to sponsor


CAPT. JOE PRESTON of
the Walton County Sheriff's
Office addresses the gather-
ing. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


the meeting, but this was
decided against, and Mira-
mar Beach resident Mike
Flynt had taken over as or-
ganizer and facilitator. The
community meeting took
place just a week before the
date county commissioners
were set to consider a deci-
sion regarding the bridge,
involving a referendum for
a sales tax increase.
Flynt said he had seen
incorrect information on the
issue in letters to the edi-
tor and wanted to see that
correct information was
provided to the public. He
had invited panel members,
including Whitney, who is
president/CEO for the Wal-
ton Area Chamber of Com-
merce; Walton County Fi-
nance Director Bill Imfeld,
Capt. Joe Preston of the
Walton County Sheriffs Of-
fice, and Walton County Ad-
ministrator Greg Kisela.
"We have a real problem
in evacuating the people
south of the bay in the event
of a hurricane," Flynt said.
He noted that Walton Coun-
ty's evacuation time is the
second slowest in the state,
second only to the Florida
Keys in Monroe County.
Calling this "a shameful sit-
uation," Flynt said that in
his opinion four-laning the
bridge would alleviate that
problem.
Kisela commented that at


the end of 2011 the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT) had told Walton
County that, in partner-
ship with the county, DOT
was willing to bring funds
to the table to four-lane the
bay bridge. This was on the
condition of Walton County
providing a $75 million local
match in that funding. DOT
has pledged to provide $102
million for the $177-million
project. Kisela noted that
any price overrun would
not require Walton County
contributing more than the
$75 million. He said that if
the project moves forward,
it would be bid out in sum-
mer 2012 and that construc-
tion would start in 12 to 18
months.
DOT has asked for a deci-
sion from the county in time
for the project to be includ-
ed in the agency's budget
during this year's legisla-
tive session and for project
plans to be finalized by June
2012.
DOT had proposed that
the local matching funds be
provided by placing a toll on
the new southbound bridge
span that would be con-
structed to add two lanes
to the bridge facility. How-
ever, Walton County began
to consider the possibility of
providing the local match by

See OPTIONS 4-C


GEOFF MCBRIDE, a Santa Rosa Beach resident, made
the cut this past Monday night on "The Voice." Fans and
friends can hear and see this awesome local talent on NBC,
Monday nights as he sings his way to the top of the competi-
tion with help from your votes. (Photo courtesy of NBC)


Santa Rosa Beach


resident Geoff McBride


on "The Voice"


Locals have someone to
cheer on this month as San-
ta Rosa Beach resident and
well known hotspot singer
Geoff McBride made the cut
this past Monday night on
"The Voice."
The former professional
kick-boxer with a soulful
voice thanks his father for


instilling the love of music
in him. Now a family man
himself, Geoff spends his
time singing to his wife and
kids just like his dad used
to. Since his father never
got to fulfill his dream of be-
ing a musician, Geoff hopes
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lenges. 1-A


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SALE DRAWS
CROWDS
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HOSTS PEARL
HARBOR
SURVIVOR
Honors 70th an-
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REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND, center, with supporters from the Gulf Coast area lobbying to support the RESTORE Act.


Coalition visits Washington to


encourage passage of RESTORE Act


This week, 20 locally
elected officials from across
the Gulf Coast traveled to
Washington, D.C. to lobby
Congress to pass the RE-
STORE Act. The RESTORE
Act is a bill based on the
fundamental principal that
fines assessed to BP and the
other responsible parties
due to the Deepwater Hori-
zon oil spill in 2010 should
be directed to the region irn-
iii,,.li.i1l6- impacted by this
horrific event.
"ThI 'l I:HTO*: Act is
criiciil to -.:rl il-. the conl-


tinued recovery from the
Deepwater Horizon disaster,
and it is only proper that
Gulf Coast states, which are
still dealing directly with
the effects of the Deepwater
Horizon disaster, should re-
ceive the lion's share of the
Clean Water Act fines," Lou-
isiana Congressman Steve
Scalise said. "I appreciate
our local officials coming to
Woi.mliini-on and helping to
inform and educate Mem-
bers of Congress from other
states about the need to
quickly pass this bill."


The bill is a collaborative
effort crossing the borders
of counties and parishes in
five states, and has Demo-
cratic and Republican sup-
port in both the House and
Senate. The Senate bill has
nine bipartisan co sponsors
and the House has 38, yet
the bill continued to lag in
the congressional process.
Commissioner Cecilia
Jones who represented Wal-
ton County, Fla. said, "It is
unfortunate that we have
been placed in this position
to have to defend our case


for the BP fine monies that
were intended to mitigate
the impact of this disaster.
Without the passing of the
RESTORE Act, the Federal
Government will be profi-
teering off of the devastation
to the Gulf Coast region."
While congressional
sponsors lobbied leadership,
local officials walked the
halls speaking to senators
and representatives implor-
ing them to do the right and
fair thing by directing these
critical resources back to
those areas directly impact-


ed. It is estimated that
close to five million barrels
of oil poured into the Gulf
of Mexico during the Deep-
water spill, and the impacts
of such an environmental
catastrophe will not be ful-
ly realized for decades to
come.
Organizers hope that
Congressional leaders in
both the House and Senate
along with the White House
will see this not as a political
chit to be traded and negoti-

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OUTDOOR EVENTS IN
WALTON COUNTY
AND THE SURROUNDING
AREA FOR
FEBRUARY 15 22

E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
Open: 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Upcoming presentations:
Feb. 18 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lisa Miller and her birds of prey
Lisa Miller will be showing and discussing several birds that are un-
der her care. Milller is very passionate about her birds and also extremely
knowledgeable. Come to the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center for a great ex-
perience that you won't soon forget!
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers education on a better understanding of our environment; with its
focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural
resources.
Each Saturday, the Center is open to the public 10 a.m. 3 p.m. and will focus on a different theme, featuring
specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, gopher tortoises and nature based movies.
Admission is $5 per person.
Children ages six to 12 are $2.
Children five and under are free.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439. To learn more,
go to www.eowilsoncenter.org

CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON BIRDING FIELD TRIP TO E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER TRAIL
FEB.18
Join noted local nature photographer, Walt Spence, for a birding and photography walk on the nature trails
of the E. 0. Wilson Biophilia Center at Nokuse Plantation near Freeport. Meet at the Freeport City Hall at 7:30
a.m., or at the Biophilia Center at 8 a.m. For more information, call Walt at (850) 678-3965.

LEARN ABOUT NATIVE SNAKES AT TOPSAIL FEB. 18
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Come and join us for a presentation on native snakes. Learn the differences between venomous and non-
venomous snakes and how they help the environment. Park at the Day-Use area and take a short hike to the
clubhouse. A $6 entry admission per vehicle into the park. For more information call (850) 267-8330

SIXTH ANNUAL SEASIDE KIDS MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION FEB. 18
Join your friends at Seaside KIDS at noon and make your own children's Mardi Gras mask. Then join the
KIDS Mardi Gras Parade at 2 p.m. through'Seaside to the Amphitheater where Chubby Carrier & The Bayou
Swamp Band will be playing live music from 3 5 p.m.

MARDI GRAS DOG PARADE AND FESTIVAL AT HAMMOCK BAY FEB. 18
Time: 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012
Location: Hammock Bay, Freeport
Come make history at the 1st Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Hammock Bay. The theme this year is
Beach Bound Hounds! Hammock Bay Trail will be filled with dogs dressed in beachy Mardi Gras attire, deco-
rated small floats and themed golf carts, wagons or anything with wheels. Hammock Bay's Town square will be
jiving with Mardi Gras jazz rhythm and hound dog bluz.
Parade will start at Canine Commons Bark Park in Hammock Bay at 4 p.m. and end in the town square at
Hammock Bay where the street party begins. King Chewbacchus will be crowned as the best dressed hound
around. Ceremony to follow along with lots of food and fun. Bring chairs and cooler and stay for a movie in the
park featuring Disney's animated comedy Princess and the Frog set in the festive city of New Orleans. There is
a $5 entry fee. Proceeds from this event will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.

VALENTINE TOUR OF HOMES FEB. 18
The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County announces the 2012 Valentine Tour of Homes, Sat., Feb
18, showcasing some of south Walton's most unique and stunning residences. This self-guided tour will take
place from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., featuring four homes tucked into beach neighborhoods along Scenic Highway
30A. All proceeds benefit the CAA's Educational Giving Program, which provides $20,000 annually in grants to
Walton County teachers and scholarships to need-based students, outgoing high school seniors and college
students pursuing degrees in the arts. Tickets for the Valentine Tour of Homes are $20 in advance and can be
purchased online at CulturalArtsAlliance.com where a map can be downloaded. Tickets may also be purchased
locally at the following locations: in Rosemary Beach at Amavida Coffee (104 N. Barrett Square, open daily),
in Seaside at Sundog Books (89 Central Square, open daily), at the Bayou Arts Center (105 Hogtown Bayou
Lane off CR-393, open M-F), and at Fusion Art Glass in Grand Boulevard (open daily). Tickets will increase to
$25 the day of the tour and can be purchased at the first and fifth and house throughout the day.
For more information about the Valentine Tour of Homes and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County,
visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com or call (850) 622-5970.

SANDESTIN GUMBO FESTIVAL FEB. 18
Time: Noon 4 p.m.
Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Annual Sandestin Gumbo Cook-off is back at The Village of Baytowne Wharf! Spend the day sampling
different varieties of Gumbo and vote for your favorite as People's Choice. Celebrity judges hold blind judging
contests for the "Area's Best" gumbo. Best Display Award, will go to the business or restaurant with the most
innovative booth. Enjoy family entertainment and live music by Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe. Tickets: $15 in
advance or $25 the day of. For details and to purchase tickets, visit www.sandestingumbofestival.com.

NEIGH AND BRAY FUN SHOW AT PLEASANT RIDGE ARENA FEB. 18
Time: Noon 3 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs is hosting a Neigh and Bray Fun Show. Sponsored by owners
Diana and Red Brannon, young children will enjoy stick races, along with horse back and carriage rides. The
more seasoned riders will compete in pole bending and barrel racing. Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917
Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs. The facility hosts a variety of events throughout the year and hosts
the neigh and bray the third Saturday of every month. To find out more, go to their website at http://www.pleas-
antridgearena.com. Phone: (850) 892-5398
Location: 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road
DeFuniak Springs Florida 32435

GULF PLACE MARDI GRAS STREET PARTY AND PARADE FEB. 18
Time: Noon 7:30 p.m.
The Mardi Gras street party at Gulf Place kicks off at Noon with the Barkus pet, golf cart, bike parade. Town
Loop Center will be blocked off for live music, bead tossing, food and fun. Arts and crafts, face painting, body
tattoos, tie-dye, mask making and more.
Chronic Jester plays from 1- 4 p.m. The Fly Tones play 4:30 7:30 p.m.
Come dressed up and a chance to win a grand prize worth $500, second prize worth $250. To participate
in the parade pick up an application at FIRE, Furry Fanatics or Artists of Gulf Place or email request to: maxin-
eorange@gmail.com.
Gulf Place is located in Santa Rosa Beach on the corner of Scenic Hwy. 30A and CR-393.

MARDI PAWS PARADE AT BAYTOWNE FEB.19
Time: 2 6 p.m.
Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf
Dress up your pup and head over to the 9th annual Mardi Gras dog parade! This year's theme is Cruisin'
Canines: Fetch a Wave! The streets will be filled with costumed dogs, with their sunglasses and swimsuits, and
their humans throwing a myriad of throws, beads, and parade favors. Themed convertibles, small floats (espe-
cially pulled by masters), golf carts, bicycles, and decorated wagons will be everywhere and Mardi Gras music
will fill the air. The Village of Baytowne Wharfs Mardi Gras dog parade is one of the premier canine events on
the Emerald Coast with members of the four-pawed community coming far and wide to participate. Proceeds
from this event will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.

DREAD CLAMPITT CONCERT AT SEASIDE AMPHITHEATER FEB. 19
Time: 4 6 p.m.
Seaside is pleased to welcome back one of their favorite artists, DREAD CLAMPITT! Dread will be perform-
ing in the Seaside Amphitheater on Sunday during President's Day Weekend, so bring your blankets and lawn
chairs for an amazing show under the February sky. Blue-eyed soul grass. Hipbilly. Funky bluegrass fusion.
These words have been used to describe Dread Clampitt. With clever and heartfelt lyrics, Dread combines


humor and a realistic outlook of the world with the sounds of bluegrass, rock and roll, blues, jazz and some
Louisiana Bayou funk!

THE 10TH ANNUAL BAYTOWNE BASH FAT TUESDAY PARADE FEB. 21
Time: 5 8 p.m.
Location: Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Prepare to let your hair down on what many call the most festive day of the year, Fat Tuesday, the day be-
fore Ash Wednesday. "Laissez les bon temps rouler" (let the good times roll) with the 10th annual Fat Tuesday
Baytowne Bash Parade rolling through Sandestin. Yell "throw me something mister" as unique and colorful
floats, golf carts, and pick-up trucks roll down the streets and marchers dressed up in all their Mardi Gras best
shower parade-goers with a barrage of beads, moon pies, and other trinkets. The post-parade celebration
continues into the night with street performers, "throws" tossed from balconies on Main Street, and parties at
various Baytowne establishments.

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


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 16 2012


PAULA ZOLLER brings 20 years of painting experience to the Walton County Snowbirds
art workshop.



WitoD County Snowbird Ne4ws


For many, the thought of
using oil, water based paints
or acrylics to transfer what
one sees with the inner eye
to paper or canvas is daunt-
ing. Not so for the 62 artists
who are engaged in two free
snowbird art workshops and
'two fee-based classes led by
snowbirds. Jan Young heads
up the snowbird club's old-
est art workshop, now in its
13th year. The artists meet
each Tuesday at 9 a.m. to
review techniques, hold cri-
tiquing sessions and then
work on individual projects
that include watercolors,
acrylics, pastels and oils.
The members count them-
selves fortunate to have in
their midst Betty Swenson,
a retired art teacher who
coaches snowbirds on the
finer techniques of convert-
ing photographic images
into physical objets d'art.
Individual tastes vary
widely in this group. Lou-
ise Ferron of Montreal pre-
fers acrylics because they
are more forgiving than
watercolors. Marcia Kerr
of Frankenmuth, Mich., on
the other hand, likes the
challenge of dry brush wa-
ter coloring, a technique in-
volving gobs of moist paint
and dry paper from which is
produced a crisp image as if
by magic. Carol Towe of Ot-
tawa, Ontario takes her in-
spiration from news sources
as she did when she painted
the portrait of nine-year old
Alannah Shevenell, a Maine
youngster who underwent
six major transplants.
Debra Bailey hosts an
afternoon version of Jan
Young's workshop where
artists with backgrounds
extending from five to 20
years share knowledge in a
congenial atmosphere. Dee
McAlpine of Muskoka, On-
tario enjoys the challenges
and rewards ,of working
with acrylics and watercol-
ors. Rose Tomlinson projects
a heterogeneous range of in-
terests. She makes jewelry,
earrings, watercolors, and
delights friends and rela-
tives with an assortment of
painted shoes. Lynn Quack-
enbush of Thunder Bay, On-
tario, brings her 10 years of


experience to bear on the
task of bringing a field of
geraniums to life. Margie
Snowsell of St. Thomas, On-
tario draws upon 15 years of
experience to craft detailed
landscapes while her friend,
Larry Smith, also of St.
Thomas, applies his talents
to drawing buildings.
Bonnie Schwichtenberg spe-
cializes in teaching begin-
ning watercolor and draw-
ing. Students practice basic
skills like flat and graded
wash and wet on wet and
wet on dry techniques using
a limited palette of trans-
parent watercolor paints
that lift.
Continuing beginners
move on to transparent
staining colors. The artists
work also from photographs
to create an artistic compo-
sition, graph it up to size
and onto art paper, and then
paint it. Pat Erickson, Mar-
lene Zogalo, Dianne Reid,
Rita Kozlowski and others
will display their talents at
an admission-free art show
on Feb. 24 at the Resorts
of Pelican Beach Confer-
ence room from 1:30 3:30
p.m. More than 675 snow-
birds crowded into Destin
Life Center Building of the
Destin United Methodist
Church on Feb. 8 to view the
handiwork of the snowbird
artists, meet with vendors,
and enjoy entertainment.
The crowd took special en-
joyment in the appearance
of David Hall, an enter-


trainer new to the snowbird
stage whose shtick is the
impersonation of some of
America's singing greats.
His rendition of Louis Arm-
strong's "What A Wonder-
ful World," Elvis Presley's
"Can't Help Falling In Love"
and Neil Diamond's "Com-
ing to America," as well as
impersonations of Willy Nel-
son and Gordon Lightfoot,
brought a standing ovation
for the newest addition to
the club's roster of favored
entertainers.
Beth Sargent, reporting
for the Tuesday golf league
relates Al Berrie's team car-
ried off top honors with John
Van Dueser's team placing
second. Closest to the pin
went to Jude Spoerl on the
fifth hole; Dick Barry was
closest on the sixth hole.
Pierce and Betty Mar-
tin report recent bridge
winners are Andy Lynch,
Eleanor Terry, Crawford
Stephenson and Bill Mor-
ris. Trumped by the Ladies
Luncheon, the bridge play-
ers will stow their cards on
Feb. 22 because the players
plan instead to experience
the hospitality of the Em-
bassy Suites where they ex-
pect to quaff their thirst at
the punch bowl starting at
11:30 a.m. followed by lunch
and a fashion show courtesy
of Bealls.
Tom Mahar writes for the
Walton County Snowbirds.
Reach him at tkmahar@aol.
cor


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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n;,ouh tVllol .Mos auto Can r






This service is free and available to residents of Walton County
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BRHHZHI, THIIURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012

Author Barbara Nowell

book signing event at

Coastal Branch


Barbara Nowell, a resi-
dent of Lawrenceville, Ga.,
will be available to sign cop-
ies of her fiction novel, Chi-
na's Hope: Contemporary
Stories, on Feb. 29, at 10
a.m. at the Coastal Branch
Library, 437 Greenway
Trail, Santa Rosa Beach,
Fla.
One morning, Silk Fan,
a happily married woman
and mother of two, stops to
help an old woman by the
riverside. Within moments,
she finds herself in a life-
changing nightmare. She is
kidnapped and taken miles
away, along with four other
young women, all merely
schoolgirls. Only Silk Fan


knows of the horror to be-
fall them--they will become
wives, slaves bought by
mothers for single sons in
a rural community, where
nobody will help them for
fear of the consequences. As
the women settle into their
new, unwanted lives, they
deal with intense grief and
hatred for their captors. But
over time, their friendship
with an old Han widow and
a newly kidnapped bride will
lead them to the key to sur-
vival-China's Hope. What
will become of the women
whose lives have been for-
ever altered? Will Silk Fan
ever see her family again?
What is China's Hope?


KICK FOR A CAUSE. Liza Jackson, Saint Mary's Boys, Ruckel Boys, Seaside Boys, Lewis Girls, Pryor, Meigs, Bruner,
Rocky Bayou and Destin schools participated in this year's Kick for a Cause Soccer Tournament. Together these teams col-
lected: 112 pairs of new (and barely used) shoes, 82 pairs of socks, six baby towels, 11 blankets, eight baby sheets, six wash
cloths, one backpack, one toothbrush, three baby bottles, some baby toiletries, (powder, wash, etc), five pairs of kid shorts,
one shirt, 19 packs of baby wipes and 480 diapers. Additionally, $25 in cash was donated, $485 was raised from admis-
sions ($1 for every adult ticket sold), and the Referee Association donated $100 towards the cause-- a total of $610!




Beach Hounds to celebrate


Sherlock Holmes' birthday


KEN HAIR, CIC President/CEO (1), with musician Da-
vid Seering, whose concert raised funds for CIC.


Seering concert

raises $13,000 for CIC


Accomplished musician
David Seering and the Van
Deusen Quartet, with opera
singer Katie Saunders, re-
cently performed in concert,
raising over $13,000 for
Children in Crisis (CIC).
The concert was held at
the Village Baptist Church
in Destin and all proceeds
were donated to help feed,
clothe and care for the foster
children living at the CIC
Children's Neighborhood.
Each year about 100 foster
children have a safe, secure
home thanks to the great
support of the community.
The concert included mu-
sic from Frank Sinatra, Mi-
chael Buble, Phantom of the
Opera and a variety of jazz
hits. Seering has received


many accolades throughout
his career and has performed
for three former presidents.
He calls the Emerald Coast
home and he's always look-
ing for ways to give back to
the community.
CIC President and CEO
Ken Hair commented, "We
truly are thankful that Da-
vid Seering and friends do-
nated their time and talents
to benefit CIC's at-risk Kids.
The event was a huge suc-
cess and a near sell-out. We
can't thank David and all the
supporters of CIC enough!"

For more information on
Children in Crisis or The
Children's Neighborhood
call (850) 864-4242 or visit
www.childrenincrisisfl.org.


McBRIDE FROM 1-C


to win "The Voice" to make
his father and family proud.
He added, "Thanks to all
for the support. It means so
much to me and my family."
"The Voice" returns with
the strongest vocalists from
across the country invited to
compete in the blockbuster
vocal competition show's
second season. Celebrity
musician coaches Christina
Aguilera, Cee Lo Green,
Adam Levine and Blake
Shelton return along with
Carson Daly as host. Chris-
tina Milian joins as Social
Media Correspondent.
The show's innovative
format features three stages
of competition: the first be-
gins with the blind audition,
then the competition enters
into a battle phase, and fi-
nally, the live performance
shows.
During the blind audi-
tions, the decisions from the
musician coaches are based
solely on voice and not on
looks. The coaches hear
the artists perform, but
they don't get to see them --
thanks to rotating chairs. If
a coach is impressed by the
artist's voice, he/she pushes
a button to select the art-
ist for his/her team. At this
point, the coach's chair will
swivel so that he/she can
face the artist he/she has se-
lected.
Once the teams are set,


the battle is on. Coaches
will dedicate themselves to
developing their singers,
giving them advice, and
sharing the secrets of their
success. During the battle
rounds the coaches will pit
two of their own team mem-
bers against each other to
sing the same song together
in front of a studio audi-
ence.
After the vocal face-
off, the coach must choose
which of his/her singers will
advance.
At the end of the battle
episodes, only the strongest
members of each coach's
roster remain and proceed
to the live stage shows.
In this final performance
phase of the competition,
the top artists from each
team will compete against
each other during a live
broadcast. The television
audience will vote to save
their favorite talent, leav-
ing the coach to decide live
who they want to save and
who will not move on. In the
end, each coach will have
one star artist left ready to
compete against the other
teams' finalists to be named
"The Voice" the winner
will receive the grand prize
of a recording contract.
Tune in on Monday nights
on your local NBC affiliate
at 7 p.m. to vote on your fa-
vorite.


The Emerald Coast Beach
Hounds will hola their sev-
enth annual meeting to
celebrate Sherlock Holmes
Birthday Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The celebration will be held
at Bayou Bill's Crab House,
4748 U.S. 98, Santa Rosa
Beach, and is opened to the
public. Social hour starts
at 5 p.m. with the program
beginning around 6:30 p.m.
It is an "adult" affair due to
the nature of real life crimi-
nal events.
Once a year across the
globe from New York to
Bangkok, New Zealand to
Finland, the Sherlock Holm-
es club meet to do honor to
the immortal sleuth. There
are estimated to be more
than 1,020 clubs worldwide
and the Emerald Coast
Beach Hounds, located in
Walton County, is in the of-
ficial listing.
Enjoying its seventh year,
this unusual assembly never
tires of anything concerning
Holmes or Dr. Watson. Each
year prominent law enforce-


ment, private detectives,
and government agents are
chosen for the prestigious
Holmes Award. Tony Riggio
is this year's award winner
and guest speaker.
Riggio, a former FBI
agent, became almostlegend-
ary during his tenure with
the agency for his pursuit of
organized crime. There was
even a movie made entitled,
Kill the Irishman, that cov-
ers Riggio's and his G-men's
efforts to shut down the vi-
cious gangsters. Recently
he was interviewed by Brit-
ish Broadcasting.
The turnout last year
was the largest in the soci-
ety's history. The swearing-
in of new members is one of
humorous highlights with
other "secret" events to be
presented. Dress code is
"Casually smart." Remem-
ber it is a birthday !
Most Sherlock Holmes'
Clubs have no dues or mem-
bership requirements, how-
ever many societies limit the
number of participants. The


Beach Hounds can be found
on the national listing web
site, "Sherlockian," and the
headquarters is located in
New York under the name
"Baker Street Irregulars."
Florida alone has 60
societies. Some clubs are
limited to professions like
attorneys, judges, police-
men, accountants, authors,
religious ministers, chefs,
teachers, firemen, etc. Reg-
ular membership associa-
tions like the Beach Hounds
are much more prevalent,
and while the Beach Hounds
only meet once a year, other
clubs meet monthly. It's all
in the mix of how the lo-
cal board members call the
gatherings.
All societies have names
from Sherlock Holmes ad-
ventures, such as "Mem-
phis' Giant Rats of Suma-
tra," Boston's "The Speckled
Band Society," or Okayama
City, Japan's, "Adventure of
the Empty House Club."
When first organized, the
"Baker Street Irregulars""


was formed in 1950 and the
concept spread like wildfire.
Most groups were at first
males only, but the women
were not to be denied and
crashed the affairs. Now
most societies are one big
happy family. But still there
are those closed societies
that are extremely eccen-
tric.
The Beach Hounds,
named after the The Hound
of the Baskervilles cordially
invite Holmes enthusiasts
for an evening of unusual
adventure. It's like no other
meeting you have ever at-
tended.
Chick Huettel, the Beach
Hound president stated;
"With the new movie of Sher-
lock Holmes this year I think
we may be overwhelmed
with guests and new mem-
ber initiations...and they
won't be disappointed." For
those who wish seating res-
ervations call Bayou Bill's
at (850) 267-3849. For
more information about the
Beach Hounds, contact Meg
Nelson at (850) 629-9702.


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PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
FILING DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2012

Patrick P. Pilcher, Walton County Property Appraiser, reminds property owners who
intend to make application for Homestead Exemption, Veteran's Exemption,
Additional Senior Exemption, Agricultural Classification, Disability Exemption,
Deployed Military Exemption, or Widow's and Widower's Exemption, the absolute
filing deadline is MARCH 1, 2012.


If you plan to file your exemption for the first time, please bring with you a copy of
your recorded deed or tax receipt, the social numbers) of all owners of property,
Florida driver's license number, Florida auto tag number, and voter's registration
number. If you are entitled to disability exemption, please bring proof of disability
(two doctors' statements). If you are filing Homestead Exemption on a mobile home,
please bring the title or registration certificate.

If you are filing for the "Additional Exemption for Persons 65 and Older" your
annual household income cannot exceed $27,030 (adjusted annually) (proof will be
required). Application must be made each year.

If you would like information to determine your eligibility for exemptions, please
call 850-892-8123 or 850-267-4500, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

You may file for exemptions at the following office locations of
the Property Appraiser Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

DeFuniak Springs Courthouse Santa Rosa Beach
571 Hwy 90 East 31 Coastal Centre Blvd Suite 600

THE ABSOLUTE FILING DEADLINE FOR 2012 EXEMPTIONS IS
MARCH 1, 2012.










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OPTIONS FROM 1-C


adding up to an additional
cent on a dollar to the coun-
ty's sales tax.
"There's been a lot of pros
and cons," Kisela said. "All
options are on the table," he
added.
A favorable vote in a vot-
er referendum is required
in order for the sales tax
to be raised. Undetermined
at the time of the meeting
was whether there would
be a referendum---and, if so,
whether a full cent increase
would be put to voters or if
three-fourths or one-half of
a cent would be proposed.
Kisela said that, if held, the
referendum would be sched-
uled for April 24.
The current county sales
tax is 7 percent. Imfeld has
presented figures showing
that tourists pay 57 percent
of the sales tax in Walton
County or more. The sales
tax is only applied to some
purchases, with medicine
and grocery products that
are prepared at home being
among the exemptions.
DOT has stated that if
the $75 million in addition-
al funding for the project is
not identified, the $102 mil-
lion allocated to the bridge
four-laning would be "re-
programmed to meet other
needs." Those needs could
be in any area of the state.
Kisela said of the bridge,
that if over the next 10-15
years "it's widened it will be
a toll (bridge)."
On Dec. 15, DOT Secre-
tary Ananth Prasad had
stated that he and District
3 Secretary Tommy Barfield
were committed to getting
U.S. 331 four-laned all the
way to I-10 within the next
few years. The officials ob-
served that the bridge had
represented a major impedi-
ment to that effort due to its
projected cost, which at one
time had exceeded $300 mil-
lion.
Kisela commented that a
project to four-lane the sec-
tion of U.S. 331 between the
bridge and SR-20 would be
awarded shortly by DOT
and go into construction
within the next few months.
He added that all other sec-
tions of U.S. 331 between
SR-20 and 1-10 are either
under construction, under
design, or in a program for
right-of-way acquisition
with the state agency.
"I don't know how strong
a commitment that is," Bob
Hudson said of DOT's pledge
to get U.S. 331 four-laned.
"They've robbed $3.8 billion
in the last 10 years from the
Highway Trust Fund," Hud-
son stated.
"It could just be a bridge
to nowhere," Dan Scupin
agreed.


ALVIN PETERS, Demo-
cratic challenger of incum-
bent Steve Southerland, re-
cently spoke to the Walton
County Democratic Women.
(Photo by Virgil Marshall.)


Alan Powdermaker pre-
dicted that, if the current
partnership agreement
were not to proceed, that
in five years or more DOT
would construct the bridge
project, "and when they
build it there is going to be a
toll." "A toll would not be to
the advantage of the people
who live in Walton County,"
Powdermaker commented.
"Send our elected officials
to Tallahassee for money;"
urged Frank Day, "there
is money on the table that
we can go get." He spoke of
contracts for other projects
recently having been can-
celled.
Charlotte Flynt urged for
consensus among Walton
County citizens to push for
local transportation needs
to be met.
Whitney commented
that, if U.S. 331 is not four-
laned, Walton County could
face a challenge competing
for tourists with neighbor-
ing counties who have been
"very savvy" in getting their
north-south routes wid-
ened.
A tourist-accommodation
owner in attendance re-
marked that she had never
had a complaint from a rent-
er about evacuation. She
said that, however, renters
often complain about the
high taxes that are charged
in south Walton County, in-
cluding 4.5 cents on the dol-
lar for bed tax and 7 cents
for sales tax.
A man in the front row
called for no tax and no
toll. He said that if Walton
County raised the sales tax,
he would surely go to anoth-
er county with a lower sales
tax to buy his next lawn-
mower.
Capt. Joe Preston dis-
cussed evacuation, stat-
ing that a 2010 study had
calculated Walton Coun-
ty's evacuation time at 24
hours. Evacuees will be
crossing bridges on their
route, whether they take
U.S. 331 or go to the east or
west, he noted. DOT shuts
down bridges at different
wind speeds, depending on
their construction and other
factors, Preston revealed.
Walton County's U.S. 331
bay bridge shuts down at a
sustained wind speed of 40
mph, he said while the West
Bay Bridge is shut down
at a 50 mph wind and the
Mid-Bay Bridge at a 45 mph
wind. Preston added that
Walton County's current
bridge has causeways and
a second bridge associated
with it, structures that are
susceptible to flooding.
Preston discussed contra-
flow, the practice of turning
both lanes of traffic one way


in an evacuation. The deci-
sion to do contraflow is not
one that is made at the lo-
cal level, he revealed, and
the decision is made in co-
ordination with neighboring
counties.
When contraflow is im-
plemented on U.S. 331,
Preston said, it is necessary
to post personnel at each
of 59 feeder roads running
into the highway between
U.S. 98 and 1-10, in order
to prevent vehicles entering
the highway from turning
south. This cuts down on
personnel that can be used
to go into neighborhoods to
advise people of an evacua-
tion, he said.
Asked his opinion on four-
laning, Preston said that
with more infrastructure,
more traffic volume can be
accommodated, resulting in
a potential saving of lives.
A long-time resident who
said he had just turned 60
told the gathering that he
could remember when there
was a drawbridge on U.S.
331. "If you build it, they will
come," he said. He said he
was in favor of four-laning
U.S. 331---and even six- lan-
ing the highway if possible.
Albert Paris was of a sim-
ilar opinion, recalling that
the county had been trying
for 30 years to get U.S. 331
four-laned. He commented
that the county has an op-
portunity now to get the
bridge widened that, if not
taken advantage of, will
likely not come again for a
long time.
Imfeld told the gathering
that, with a full-penny sales
tax increase, the $75 million
could be paid off in as little
as seven years, at which
time the tax would sunset.
Interest cost would come to
$14 to 16 million with the
one-cent increase, $33 to 37
million with a half-cent in-
crease, Imfeld detailed.
Powdermaker asked if
it would be possible to pay
off the amount sooner if re-
sources became available to
the county to do so. Imfeld
responded that this would
be possible if bank financing
were used.
Powdermaker then asked
if "a direct payment plan"
could be negotiated with
DOT. Infeld responded no,
that DOT wanted the $75
million "in their bank ac-
.count" in order for the bridge
project to proceed.
Bob Sullivan asked if
part of the one-cent sales
tax devoted to the landfill
could not be used to pay off
the $75 million. Imfeld re-
sponded that since that part
of the sales tax had not been
approved in a referendum,
it could not be used for bank
debt or financing.
J.B. Hillard's assess-
ment was that citizens had
"learned tonight" that the
bridge and the highway "are


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ees at the Feb. 9 community meeting. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


not tied together." "This is
strictly a bridge issue," he
said. He called DOT's com-
mitment for four-laning
U.S. 331' "not worth a hill of
beans."
Hillard noted that the
one-cent sales tax option
that the county is eyeing
was made available a year
and a half ago. He did not
understand the need to hur-
ry up now- with a decision,
when the county had known
of the option for that length
of time.
"There is no conspiracy,"
Imfeld responded. He stat-


ed that DOT had not pre-
sented the county with this
partnership opportunity for
the bridge until December
2011.
Hudson asked Kisela if
it was not true that he had
met with DOT officials in
September 2010 about the
agreement now being con-
sidered. Kisela responded
that he had met with DOT
at that time and that there
had been general discussion
on a partnership regarding
U.S. 331.
Bob Wells was the last
citizen to comment. Wells


said he would prefer a one-
cent sales tax increase and
would prefer bank financ-
ing on the matching funds.
He was of the opinion that
widening the bridge and
highway would bring more
tourists. Wells said he had
seen studies showing that
"access is our most impor-
tant issue."
The meeting was con-
cluded, with a Feb. 14 deci-
sion by commissioners close
on the horizon as to whether
to schedule a voter referen-
dum on the bridge sales tax
option.


A PARTNERSHIP being proposed by the Florida Department of Transportation would
provide for an additional two-lane span to be constructed next to the current U.S. 331 bay
bridge, which is known as the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. (Photo by Dotty Nist)

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With the end of February fast approaching, and
the official kick-off of Spring Break across the Em-
erald Coast, just around the corner, that means
tourists hitting the beaches once again. It also sig-
nals the beginning of event season and activities
that only this area can produce for both tourists
and locals.


For nearly three months
of every year, the Florida
Panhandle lies dormant.
Despite the few events that
draw crowds to the area, for
the most part, our neck'of
the woods lies still and our
beaches only activity is the
occasional dolphin spotting,
and seagull landing.
But with the end of Feb-
ruary, and the beginning
of March, activities start to
spring up all over the Emer-
ald Coast, and that means
it is time to put on the sun-
screen, gather the kids, and
venture out into event para-
dise.
Seaside Half Marathon:
On March 4, join hundreds
for the 10th Annual Sea-
side Half Marathon and 5K
Run. All proceeds benefit
the Seaside Neighborhood
School. The annual event
draws hundreds of runners
from all over the South. Call


1-866-976-0210 for more in-
formation.
The 11th Annual Rt.
30A Antique & Vintage Car
Show: Classic and vintage
cars will roll into Rosemary
Beach, March 26, for the
11th-straight year. Appli-
cations are still being ac-
cepted for all classic and
vintage automobiles over 30
years of age. Gift bags will
be presented to the first 25
car owners that register.
Once again there will be en-
tertainment throughout the
day, along with demonstra-
tions and a variety of cate-
gory awards. Registration is
$20 in advance, and $25 the
day of the show. 'For more
information, and registra-
tion, log on to www.hilltop-
productionsinc.com.
Panama City Highland
Games: The event will take
place March 10 at Pier Park
in Panama City Beach.


From Scotland's highlands
and lowlands, it's pipes and
drums, song and dance, fid-
dles, harp and guitar, will all
be part of this year's Panama
City Highland Games and
Scottish Festival. The day's
activities include perform-
ers, delicious Scottish food,
highland athletics, Celtic
dancers, clan tents, and his-
torical exhibits. The festival
abounds with the thrilling
sound of the bagpipes and
drums, exciting competi-
tions, and joyous celebra-
tion of Scottish and Celtic
heritage and culture. For
more information, call the
Panama City Beach Tour-
ists Development Council at
(850) 233-5070.
St. Paddy's Day Delight:
Celebrate the luck of the
Irish at the Village of Bay-
towne Wharf, March 17,
from 6-9 p.m. Henri's No-
tions will provide traditional
Celtic music in the Events
Plaza from 6-9 p.m.
Baytowne Wednes-
day Night Concert Series
- Wednesday; 6-8 p.m.
March 7- Bucktown Kick-
back; March 14- Season Am-
mons; March 21- Heritage;
and March 28- Victor Wain-
wright & the Wild Roots
Easter Explosion: Hop
over to the Village of Bay-
towne Wharf for an Eas-
ter Explosion, taking place
April 7. An afternoon of fun


is planned for the whole fam-
ily! Enjoy kid's activities,
and most importantly, don't
forget to visit the Easter
Bunny! Skip, hop, or jump
your way to the Village this
Easter for an explosion of
fun!
Easter in Seaside EGG-
STRAVAGANZA!, The event
takes place April 8th, from
12 2 p.m. Join Seaside and
the Cottage Rental Agency
for this annual Easter Egg-
stravaganza including a vis-
it from the Easter Bunny,
lots of candy and other fun
in the Amphitheatre all for
the little ones to enjoy.
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz
Festival: Get you tickets
now for the nation's largest
smooth jazz festival, April
18-22, at Pier Park in Pan-
ama City Beach. This year's
line-up includes: Dave Koz,
Brian Culbertson, Trom-
bone Shorty, Richard Elliot,
Rick Braun, Down To The
Bone, Phil Perry, Nick Co-
lionne, Mindi Abair, Four 80
East, Eric Darius, Maysa,
Jeff Golub, Cindy Bradley,
Jeff Lorber, Brian Simpson,
David Pack, Alexander Zon-
jic, Aletha Rene, Shilts, Ur-
ban Jazz Coalition, Karen
Briggs, Matt Marshak, Vin-
cent Ingala
Gail Jhonson, Chris Geith,
and Mariea Antoinette. For
more information, or ticket
purchase, call 800-595-4849.


For information on vending
and concert management,
call Hilltop Productions at
951-2148, or log on to www.
hilltopproductionsinc.com.
The 26th Annual Sandes-
tin Wine Festival: April 26-
29- Affectionately called the
"Kentucky Derby of Wine
Festivals," the Sandestin
Wine Festival complete with
flowing wine, gourmet food,
and live music. Take part
in wine tasting showcasing
more than 600 domestic and
international wines. Wine
novices are able to learn
more about wines and sam-
ple from a selection includ-
ing the finest wines from all
major producing countries.
Check the website for the
most up to date information
sandestinwinefestival.com.
Annual Summer West
Indies Market: The famous
market returns to the lawns
of Rosemary Beach, as more
than 200 exhibiting artists
will be exhibiting and sell-
ing fine art from around


the world, throughout the
three month event. The first
market of the season kicks
off May 12 and 13, from 11
a.m. 6 p.m. From pottery
and fine art, to hand-crafted
jewelry and metal sculp-
ture, that special piece of
treasure, or Emerald Coast
keepsake, can be found. For
more information, log on to
www.hilltopproductionsinc.
com.
So as the days seem to
get a little longer, the tem-
perature begins to creep a
little higher, and you feel
the need to.get out and start
enjoying the great outdoors,
make your plans now to at-
tend one, or all of the men-
tioned events. From those
who love to hear Grammy
Award-winning smooth
jazz musicians, and learn
all about Celtic history, to
those who appreciate a fine
glass of wine, or either a fine
art collector, this year's Em-
erald Coast events schedule
will keep you busy.


JAZZ ARTISTS LIKE CINDY BRADLEY WILL ONCE
AGAIN be blasting their tunes, as thousands pile into Pier
Park in Panama City Beach, for the annual Seabreeze Jazz
Festival, April 18-22. The event has become the nation's
largest smooth jazz festival. For ticket information, log on to
www.seabreezejazzfestival.net. For vendor information and
event management, log on to www.hilltopproductionsinc.
com.


pow -


FROM FAST CORVETTES, to luxury riding Cadillacs,
they can all be found at the 11th Annual Rt. 30A Antique &
Vintage Car Show, March 24, at Rosemary Beach. Applica-
tions are still being accepted for all classic and vintage au-
tomobiles over 30 years of age. Gift bags will be presented to
the first 25 car owners that register. Once again there will be
entertainment throughout the day, along with demonstra-
tions and a variety of category awards. Registration is $20
in advance, and $25 the day of the show. For more informa-
tion, and registration, log on to www.hilltopproductionsinc.
corn.


A LITTLE TASTE OF THE VINO, always seems to
get the blood flowing after a cool winter. The 26th Annual
Sandestin Wine Festival, returns April 26-29. With hun-
dreds of imported and domestic wines available throughout
the weekend for tasting and purchasing, any palate can be
pleased. For more information and ticket purchase, log on to
www.sandestinwinefestival.com.


Thbeatr & ConeCrts around the South

Panama City Beach Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker, 6/22, Arena at Gwinnett
The 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 18-22, Pier Park, PCB
Pensacola Biloxi
Casting Crowns, 2/26, Pensacola Civic Center Kellie Pickler, 2/18, IP Casino and Resort
Atlanta Fuel, 2/18, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus, 2/15-2/20, Philips Lenny Kravitz, 2/23, Beau Rivage Casino and Resort
Arena Vince Gill, 3/2, Beau Rivage Casino and Resort
Radiohead, 3/1, Philips Arena REO Speedwagon, 3/20, IP Casino and Resort
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 4/10, Arena at Gwinnett Doobie Brothers, 3/23, Beau Rivage Casino and Resort
Van Halen, 4/19, Philips Arena Gladys Knight, 4/13, Beau Rivage Casino and Resort
Rammstein, 4/23, Philips Arena KC & The Sunshine Band, 4/13, Hard Rock Casino and Resort


SEvents around the Panhandle


The 11th Annual Rt. 30A
Antique & Vintage Car
Show: Classic and vintage cars
will roll into Rosemary Beach,
March 26, for the eleventh-
straight year. Applications are
still being accepted for all clas-
sic and vintage automobiles
over 30 years of age. Gift bags
will be presented to the first 25
car owners that register. Once
again there will be entertain-
ment throughout the day, along
with demonstrations and a va-
riety of category awards. Regis-
tration is $20 in advance, and


$25 the day of the show. For
more information, and regis-
tration, log on to www.hilltop-
productionsinc.com.

Panama City Beach Mardi
Gras, 2/18: Krewe of Domin-
ique Youx
Mobile, Ala. Mardi Gras, 2/16:
Mystic Striper Parade
2/18: Floral Parade, Knights of
Mobile Paradem Order of An-
gels Parade, Mystics of Time
Parade, Coronation of Queen to
King Felix III
2/19: Arrival of King Elexis I,


Joe Cain Parade, Le Krewe de
Bienville Parade, Les Femmes
Cassettes Parade, Coronation
of King Elexis
2/20: Arrival of King Felix
III, King's Parade and Floral
Parade, MLK Business and
Civic Organization Parade,
MLK Monday Mystics Parade,
Northside Merchants Parade,
Infant Mystics Parade
FAT TUESDAY 2/21: Order of
Athena Parade, Knights of Rev-
elry Parade, King Felix Parade,
Comic Cowboys Parade, Mobile
Area Mardi Gras Association,


Order of Myths Parade
New Orleans, La., 2/15 Ancient
Druids, Nyx
2/16 Babylon, Muses, Chaos
2/17 Hermes, Krewe, d'Etat,
Selene, Orpheus, Morpheus,
Centurions
2/18 NOMTOC, Tucks, Iris,
Endymion, Isis
2/19 Okeanos, Mid City, Thoth,
Bacchus, Napoleon
2/20 Proteus, Orpheus, Zeus
FAT TUESDAY 2/21 Zulu, Rex,
Elks Orleans, Crescent City,
Argus, Jefferson Trucks, Elks
Trucks, Grela


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1047 E. John Sims Pkwy.
(850) 678-3815
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
(PG)
Marquis Cinema 10
2828 Richbourg Lane, Crest-
view
(850) 306-2500
Big Miracle (PG)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
(PG)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
3D (PG)
The Woman in Black (PG-13)
Safe House (R)
The Vow (PG-13)
Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phan-
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Chronicle (PG-13)
One for the Money (PG-13)
The Grey (R)
Red Tails (PG-13)
Underworld Awakening 3D (R)
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
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Safe House (R)
Star Wars: Episode 1- The Plian-
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The Vow (PG-13)
Big Miracle (PG)
Chronicle (PG-13)
Man on a Ledge (PG-13)
The Grey (R)
One for the Money (PG-13)
Underworld Awakening 3D (R)
Red Tails (PG-13)
The Woman in Black (PG-13)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Close (PG-13)
The Grand 16 Panama City
Beach
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
3D (PG)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
An IMAX 3D Experience (PG)
Safe House (R)
Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phan-
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The Vow (PG-13)
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The Woman in Black (PG-13)
Man on a Ledge (PG-13)
The Grey (R)
One for the Money (PG-13)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Close (PG-13)
Red Tails (PG-13)
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Beauty and the Beast 3D (G)
Underworld Awakening 3D (R)
The Descendants (R)
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ther
(850) 243-5260
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
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Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phan-
tom Menace 3D (PG)
The Vow (PG-13)
Contraband (R)
Haywire (R)
Big Miracle (PG)
The Grey (R)
Alvin .and the Chipmunks: ChIp-
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The Descendants (R)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Close (PG-13)
Joyful Noise (PG-13)
Mission Impossible Ghost Proto-
col (PG-13)

Regal Sun Plaza Stadium
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Chronicle (PG-13)
The Woman in Black (PG-13)
Man on a Ledge (PG-13)
One for the Money (PG-13)
Underworld Awakening (R)
Underworld Awakening 3D (R)
Red Tails (PG-13)
Hugo 3D (PG)
Lively Cinema 10 (Formerly
Destin Cinema)
759 E. U.S. 98, Destin
(850) 654-2992
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
(PG)
The Grey (R)
The Artist (PG-13)
The Woman in Black (PG-13)
Chronicle (PG-13)
The Descendants (R)
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Serves 4
1 3 1/2 to 4-pound free-range,
organic chicken,
butterflied
1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra
Light Olive Oil
Fine sea salt
Freshly ground black
pepper
Cayenne pepper or dried
hot red pepper flakes
1 cup dry white wine
Lemon wedges
To butterfly chicken, place it on a
plastic cutting board, breast side down.
With kitchen shears or a boning knife,
cut along both sides of backbone and
remove and discard the bone or save
for stock. Turn chicken over skin side
up and flatten it by pressing down with
hands or a meat pounder.
Coat chicken completely with olive
oil, then season with salt, pepper and
cayenne to taste. Transfer chicken
to a dish, cover, and marinate for
several hours. This step can be done
the day before.
Preheat grill. When coals are white
or a gas grill temperature reaches
5000F, place chicken on grill, breast 3
side down. Cook, turning frequently,
and keeping the fire under control so
as not to bur the chicken.
About 10 minutes into grilling,
begin basting chicken with wine.
Continue basting every 10 minutes.
The chicken is cooked when a meat
thermometer inserted into the thigh-
bone registers between 1750F and
1800F.
Transfer chicken to a cutting board,
and cut into serving pieces. Serve hot
with lemon wedges and a squirt of
lemon juice. Use your fingers, not a
fork, to eat. '

Marinated Carrot, Caper and
Sweet Red Pepper Salad
Serves 4
Marinade
1/3 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
11/4 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, well rinsed
Salad
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch-long
matchstick pieces
1 tablespoon salt
2 large sweet red bell peppers cut into thin,
2-inch-long strips
1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb
1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley
2 tablespoons minced mint
Combine all marinade ingredients in a 12 x 9-inch rectangular
glass or ceramic dish. Mix well. Set aside.
Fill a 12- to 14-inch saut6 pan three-quarters full with
water. Add carrots and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a
knife tip easily pierces carrots. Drain in colander and transfer
to dish with marinade. Toss well.
Add peppers and fennel and toss again. Let stand at room
temperature for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally to meld
the flavors. Just before serving, toss parsley and mint into
salad.
Serve at room temperature.


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Eggplant Rolls
Serves 8
1 large eggplant (7 to 8 inches long), stem removed,
cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick lengthwise slices
2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Olive Oil
2/3 cup minced fresh oregano or mint
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup toasted bread crumbs, made from stale bread
Chef's Secret: Purchase eggplants that are very shiny,
have intact stem tops, show no bruising or soft spots and
feel heavy.
Preheat oven to 350F, or fire up the grill. Brush eggplant
slices on both sides with olive oil and place in single layers
on slightly oiled rimmed baking sheets. Bake for about 10
minutes, or just until soft. Set aside to cool. Alternatively,
grill eggplant slices on both sides until they soften and grill
marks appear.
Mix oregano (or mint), salt, pepper and pine nuts together
in a bowl. Spread a couple of tablespoons of the mixture
along length of each eggplant slice, and then roll slices into
bundles.
Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in the base of a 12 x 9-inch
casserole dish. Place eggplant bundles in rows in the dish and
spread remaining sauce evenly over top.
Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover, and bake 5 minutes longer.
Serve hot and sprinkle bread crumbs on top.


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LOST/FOUND
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD MISS-
ING in Liberty/King Lake area. Male-
15 months old. Red Merle. "Max"
Please call 865-1987 or 865-7896.
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WE PAY CASH
WE PAY CASH For any type of
metals, including tin autos, tractors,
mowers, house trailers and more.
Call 850-951-3562. 4tp 2/9-3/1

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

FOR SALE
BUY, SELL, TRADE, REPAIR
XBOX360, PS3, & Wii Top Prices,
New XBOX360 Kinect Consoles &
Games I Fix Computers, Inc. Down-
town DeFuniak Springs. 1tc 2/16.
23wds

QUEEN PILLOW TOP MATTRESS
SET. New in plastic with warranty.
$200. 850-527-2295.- Can deliver.
4tp 2/16-3/8

1968 CHEVY MINI TOTERHOME, 1
ton, 350 smallblock, 110 roofmount
A/C, $2,000/price negotiable. Call
334-858-6642 or 334-427-5956.
tfp1/19'

COASTAL HAY Square bales. Good
quality. Fall Crop. $6 each. 850-834-
2000. 8tp 1/12-3/1
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FRESHLY BALED PINE STRAW.
$3.50 a bale. Delivered. 850-333-
0877. tfc 15wds 2/4

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

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

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

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

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

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


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UTILITIES TRAILERS
5X8 $695
5X10 $775
5X12 $825
5X14 $850
TANDEMS
76"X12'$1325
76" X14' $1350
76"X16' $1395
Add $25 for 2" floors and $150 for
brakes. Call (850)420-5824.
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FARM EQUIPMENT
1981 JOHN DEERE 4020 COMBINE
W/13FT Greenhead. $10.500. Call
after 6 pm Sunday-Thursday. 850-
956-5090. 2tp 2/16-2/23
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RECREATIONAL
VEHICLES
98 GEORGIE BOY, 31 ft/ A-1 con-
dition. Worth $25,000. 1/2 price
$12,500 892-6407. ffc 2/9
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MOTORCYCLES/
PARTS
CRAZY CARLS MOTORCYCLES
REPAIRS, accessories, tires and
installation., wwwpanhandlepower-
sports.com. 951-2525. 4tp
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2006 HONDA 1300 VTX/C MO-
TORCYCLE less than 11,000 miles.
$5500.00 (850)834-2017. tfc 2/9
15wds

AUTO/

AUTO SUPPLIES
2002 AUDI A4 QUATTRO, 105K
miles, tons of extras. Take over pay-
ments $227/mo. Runs great, good
gas mileage. Serious inquiries only
333-3016. tfc 2/16
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1966 FORD LTD. RUNS and drives.
Nice older car. 53,000 miles. $3,000
OBO. wwwpanhandlepowersports.
com. 951-2525. tfc 2/2

FOR SALE: TONNEAU COVER.
Fits Ford Ranger or Mazda 6' Pickup
Box. Hard type. All hardware to rails
too $100. 892-9200. 1tp 2/16

50 OR 150 HP WETSHOT NOS kit
for sale. Half full bottle (10 Ibs) ni-
trous express solonoids with purge
and lines. $175 ready to install.
(850)333-3016. tfc
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1976 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT.
V-8, automatic, 4wd drive, will run.
Nice project truck. $2,600. $2,600
wwwpanhandlepowersports.com.
951-2525. tfc 2/2

BOAT &
BOAT SUPPLIES
FOR SALE: 2006 BASS TRACKER
BOAT 175 TX Loaded $10,000.
(850) 834-2017. tfc 2/9


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SERVICES
ALL CONCRETE-Driveways or rip
out, pour pole barns, sidewalks, pool
decks, patios. Some brickwork. Li-
censed & Insured. Free estimates.
Winter special. 830-6542. 4tp 2/23-
3/8
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INCORPORATION, LLC. WORK-
ERS COMP Exempt Within 48 Hours
850-535-5000. 5tc 2/2-3/1
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UPHOLSTERY BY JAMES TROU-
BLEFIELD. Cars, trucks, & boat
seats. Etc. 850-951-0055. 1tp 2/16
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COTZIN BUILDERS-State Certi-
fied Building Contractor. From small
jobs, remodeling or new homes. Also
home inspections for insurance pur-
poses. Call us first. 850-307-8617.
tfc 1/19. 22wds
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GIDDENS CONSTRUCTION LLC.
Remodeling handyman, main-
tenance license & insured. 850-
226-7413/321-558-4138. Free
estimates.6tp 1/19-2/23

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

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

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

CLEANING. WILL CLEAN YOUR
HOUSE SPOTLESS. Call 213-6017
or 892-4008. $40 min $10 hr. tfc 2/9
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DOZIER, Tractor, and backhoe work.
Clear land or lots. Driveways, tree
removal, very reliable and reason-
able. Call Keith at OR 850-333-3425.
22wds tfc 11/17

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

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

PERSONAL
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE No
court appearance. Including chil-
dren, property, 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail.com
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LISTEN TO THE Country Store. Mon-
days-Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. on AM
1460 WZEP to buy, sell or trade, lost
& found. BE LISTENING WZEP AM
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DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
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MOM AND ME THRIFT & AN-
TIQUES. Inventory reduction sale
through the month of February. 25%
off everything storewide. M-F 9 -
4:30. Sat. 10-2 1674 Hwy. 90 West,
DFS. 892-3503. tfc 2/2. 30wds
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YARD SALE-SATURDAY, Feb. 18,
2012. 7 am until 12 noon. 364 Hol-
ley Point Road. Freeport, FL 32439.
Directions-turn onto LaGrange Road
from 331, first right onto Old Oak then
first left onto Holly Point. Large selec-
tion of women's and men's clothing
and shoes. Selection of various fur-
niture pieces and selection of various
household items. ltp 2/16
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DOWN SIZING or have home fur-
nishings or household items you no
longer need but don't want to hold a
yard sale Contact Nook and Cran-
ny Home Consignment for a steady
stream of shoppers who will see your
items rain or shinel 865-2976, Bald-
win Ave., DeFuniak Springs.
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RENTAL
WATERFRONT HOME FOR RENT.
2bedroom/2bath on Juniper Lake.
north of DeFuniak Springs. 400 feet
of shore front. Dock and boat ramp.
Large porch and deck overlooking
lake. Includes washer, dryer, dish-
washer and mower. Home located
on large 1 acre lot. Quiet and peace-
ful atmosphere. Non-smoking $650/
month. $800 Security deposit. Call
585-3917. 2tp 2/16-2/23
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CHARMING 1BD/1BA COTTAGE,
FURNISHED, including washer &
dryer. WSG and lawn maintenance
included. $500dd/$400 sd. 892-2097.
tfc 2/16.16wds
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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS clean mobile
in country 2 bedroom 2 bath with
washer/dryer, and C/H/A. WEEKLY
includes utilities @ $225 Monthly
$650.Dish available. Call 239-682-
2094 or 850-859-0188. 1tc 2/16.
26wds
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MOBILE HOME FOR RENT.
2br/1.5ba. Nice and clean. HUD wel-
come. 499-3522. 2tp 2/16-2/23
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FOR LEASE OR SALE
TRAILER FOR LEASE. Inlet beach
area. 78 Freedom Way. $700/month
& utilities, deposit required, super
energy efficient. 850-892-5098. 2tp
2/16-2/23
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FOR RENT: 2BR MOBILE HOME,
partially furnished. Available March
1,2012. 892-5744. 1tp 2/16
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3BR/1.5BA. C/H/A, Just remodeled.
New stove/refrig. Laundry room. 300
Van Ave. $700 month. Negotiable
to qualified tenant. 892-4050. tfc
2/16.18wds

FOR RENT: Mobile home lot for rent
(bring YOUR house) on a large lot
in a friendly and quiet neighborhood
in DeFuniak, just a short distance to
Walton High School, Maude Saun-
ders Elementary and Wee Care
Park. Water and sewer included.
First and last month's rent and secu-
rity deposit required. Call (850) 529-
8659 for more information. 56wds
4tp 2/16-3/8
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1BR 1BA APT in Historic DeFuniak,
partial utilities paid by landlord, $500
mo.+ dep NO HUD/PETS 850-259-
1720. 18wds 3tc 2/9-2/23
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"COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR
RENT IN PONCE DE LEON".
Approx 950 sq ft, business/office
space. 2 rooms w/2 baths. One room
$300, both for $550. Excellent vis-
ibility for Hwy 90, Dep/lease/ref re-
quired. Av: March 1. Plumbing for


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or jkfisher84@me.com. 3tc 2/9-
2/23.41wds
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MOBILE HOME in Ponce de Leon.
2br/lba, on private, 1/2 acre lot. In-
cludes sm storage building & w/d.
Deposit/lease and references re-
quired. Sm pets on approval. 336-
681-8068.or panhandlefla@yahoo.
com. 3tc 2/16-3/1
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2BED/2 FULL BATHS 02' MOBILE,
top shape. 230 Rubens Circle. $550
mo & dep. 892-6407. tfc 2/9

3/4BR 2BA BRICK HOME on 1 acre,
nice neighborhood, Ig great room,
additional room for office or storage,
NO HUD/PETS $900 mo+dep 850-
259-1720. 23wds 3tc 2/9-2/23
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FOR RENT: 3BD/2 FULL BATH MO-
BILE HOME. Lrg Master Bd. $640 p/
mo includes water and sewage. First
& DD. Quiet, family oriented area.
Squirrel Haven Rd. 850-974-2259.
2tp 2/9-2/16
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3BDRM & 2 FULL BATH mobile
home for rent. New carpet through
out. Total electric. Washer&Dryer
hook up. Central heat and air. Hud
approved. No Pets. Ph. 333-7248.
2tp 2/9-2/16
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COUNTRY LIVING 2BR 1BA home
w/ porch & swing, large living room, 1
acre, $600 mo + dep NO HUD. 850-
259-1720. 21wds 3tc 2/9-2/23

FOR RENT. 2bd/2ba mobile home,
water, view with access to King Lake.
No pets. $490. Water, garage, sewer
included. Damage deposit. $400.
Call 865-0740 or 892-2019. 2tc 2/16-
-2/23

3BD/1 & 1/2 BATH. 2588 West CR-
30A. Blue Mountain Beach. $1,000
mo. & dd. 1-year lease. Ken 892-
2442/836-4442. 15wds tfc 2/2

3BDRM/2BA MOBILE HOME off
Walden Road. All electric. Private &
clean. Fenced yard. No pets. $550.
(850)225-0949. 3tp 3tp 2/9-2/23
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2BD/1.5BA MH, nice & clean, stove,
refrig. Sits on 1/2 acre. 2 covered
porches. Total electric. NO PETS!
825-F Martin Rd. 797-6009. 892-
2979. tfc 2/2

3 BDRM/2BA mobile home. Large
master bedroom & kitchen. Nice &
quiet. All electric. Fenced Oakwood
Hills. No pets.'$600. (850)225-0949.
3tp 2/9-2/23
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3BD/2BA FURNISHED. Located on
181C close to Morrison Springs on
32 acres. Includes Washer/dryer,
Stove, Refrig. $650 month. Dep. re-
quired. 865-9055. tfc. 2/2 21wds

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

PARTIALLY FURNISHED 1 bed-
room trailer. No pets. Non-smoker.
No drugs. $125 wk & $125 dep. All
utilities included. No kidsl 850-388-
8965. ffc 1/5
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PONCE DE LEON
*3BD/2BA $650/Mo. Sd nego.
*2BD/1BA $475/Mo Sd nego.
Both includes water, sewer. Wash-
er, dryer, stove, refrigerator. Call
(850)865-9055. 22wds tfc 10/27

www.DFSRental.com 3 BEDROOM
TRAILERS, rent to own, U-Fix $200
per month. Norwood Park #2, #4, #8,
#10. Go 90 East past Petro, right on
South Norwood, cross tracks, right
on Charlie Brown Road. 892-2284.
34wds tfc 11/3
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FL- 14'x80' MH. 2b/2b. Country set-
ting, private. Water & garbage provid-
ed. Must pass a background ck. No
Pets. No smoker. $500 & S/d. 1-year
lease. 892-2227. 33wds tfc 10/27

HUD APPROVED Mobile Homes on
Laurel St. 892-4677/401-1289. tfc
7/14
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LAND/HOME PACKAGE. 2/2 Mo-
bile Home on half acre fenced lot.
Will take truck, motor home, anything
of value for down payment, best of-
fer. Take Highway 90 East, to left on
North Davis Lane. At end of Davis
lane turn left and go to 483 German
Club road on left. 892-2284. 51wds
tfc 7/1

2, 3, BEDROOM DUPLEXES.
RENTALS. $450 $700 month. HUD
approved. 892-7012. tfc 6/11

HILLTOP TERRACE APTS. 600 N.
4th St., Florala, AL. Affordable hous-
ing for the elderly. 1 bdrm, center. heat
& air, stove, refrigerator, free laundry
facilities, planned activities. Based
on income. Come by or call (334)
858-4655, Leave message. Equal
Opportunities Housing. tfn 3/31

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

BUSINESS

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

EMPLOYMENT
WANTED
AM A DESPERATE truck driver
looking for work. I am a single parent
so local only. I have a class A safe
drive with endorsements full or part
time if I had to would consider driv-
ing for a few days out. James Tucker.
(850)892-2025. Leave message. 2tp
2/16-2/23

EMPLOYMENT
ROEHM PRESCHOOL has an open-
ing for a teacher, must have CDA or
FCCT credential. Salary position,
paid holidays and sick leave. Must
inquire in person. 1595 Hwy. 83 N.
NO PHONE CALLS. 2tp 2/9-2/16

HELP WANTED Niceville, roofers,
wanted experienced only. Drivers li-
cense, hand tools. 678-7000. Leave
message. 4tp 2/2-2/23
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WANTED: PIANIST/CHOIR DI-
RECTOR for Freeport Presbyterian
Church 835-2447 or 835-1827 -
Paid Position. tfc 1/12
------------- -----
LOCAL MANUFACTURING COM-
PANY, Choctaw Beach, FL. seeking
full time position for full-time employ-
ment, dependable individuals, must
pass drug test. On applicant per
family. Great starting pay, weekends
off, gas allowance and paid holidays.
3 shifts. Apply at Magee Industrial
Park, 9646 Hwy. 20 West, Freeport.
9-4. M-F. No calls. 49wds tfc 11/17
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NOW HIRING-Are you making less
than $40,000 per year? Werner En-
terprises needs driver trainees now!
No experience required. Immediate
job placement assistance. OTR, re-
gional & local jobs. Call now for more
information. 1-866-280-5309. 4tc
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CONVENIENT STORE CASHIER.
Far above average salary. Apply in
person at Petro Food Market. Lo-
cated at 1805 E. Nelson. 892-7620.
18wds tfc 12/2
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REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
LIKE NEW. Prosperity 3Br/2Ba.
2040 sq. ft. home. $90K 850-956-
1290. 8tp 1/5-2/23
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FOR SALE BY OWNER.
100 Park Avenue, 3/1, 1348 s.f., 2
city lots, hardwood floors, good con-
dition, great corner location. 850/508-
4964. 21wds 3tc 2/9-2/23

For Sale BEAUTIFUL FAMILY
HOME on 18.5 acres located in De-
funiak Springs. Pasture with large
horse barn and a small vineyard.
3 bedroom and 2 bath brick home
located on County Hwy 280E. Con-
tact Ed Stanford at 850-259-1522.
39wds

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

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







NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE
SCHOOL BOARD
OF WALTON COUNTY. FLORIDA
TO ADOPT A SCHOOL BOARD RULE
SETTING FORTH SOCIAL MEDIA
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE
WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The School Board of Walton County,
Florida, hereby gives notice of its intent
to adopt the proposed rule setting forth
Social Media policies and procedures
governing the pedagogical usage of social
media outlets in the Walton County School
District, pursuant to the procedures set
forth in the Administrative Procedures Act.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The pur-
pose and effect of the.adoption of the
proposed rule is to set forth the rights and
responsibilities of approved users as per-
tains to the usage of social media outlets.

SUMMARY: Policies and procedures
for the appropriate usage of social media
outlets in the Walton County School Dis-
trict will provide a framework for evaluating
and maintaining a consistent pedagogical
purpose within the schools.
LEGAL AUTHORITY: The adop-
tion of the proposed rule is authorized by
Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, and
1006.09, Florida Statutes..
ECONOMIC IMPACT: The adoption
of the proposed rule will not result in any
additional costs to the School District.

A public hearing will be held by the
School Board of Walton County, Florida,
at 9:00 o'clock a.m. during the regular
board meeting on March 13, 2012, in
the Board Room at the Tivoli Administra-
tive Complex, 145 Park Street, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, for the purpose of consid-
ering adoption of the proposed rule setting
forth Social Media policies and procedures
for the pedagogical use of social media.
Any person may appear'at the hearing
and present evidence and argument and
be heard concerning the adoption of the
proposed rule. Immediately following the
public hearing, the School Board of Walton
County, Florida will consider final action to
adopt the proposed rule.

The entire text of the proposed rule is
on file and available for inspection during ;
regular office hours at the office of the Su-
perintendent of Schools, Walton County,
Florida, which office is located at 145 Park
Street, Suite 2, DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
Copies of the proposed rule are available
to the public at the Superintendent's of-
fice.

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

The School Board of Walton County
does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. Anyone
requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the American with Dis-
abilities Act to ensure to or participation in
.the hearing should contact Toni Norman,
Secretary to the Superintendent, at (850)
892-1100 ext. 1302 at least two (2) busi-
ness days in advance to make appropriate
arrangements.

The name of the person originating the
proposed rule is Mark Ewina and the name
of the person approving the proposed rule
for consideration by the School Board is
Cariene H. Anderson.

The Notice of Rule Development re-
quired by Section 120.54, Florida Stat-
utes, was published on January 18, 2012
in the DeFuniak Herald-Breeze.

CARLENE H. ANDERSON


SSuperintendent of Schools
Walton County School District

4tc: Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 2012
102Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 12CP09
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
FARREL EUGENE WRIGHT, SR.
A/K/A FARREL WRIGHT,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of Far-
rel Eugene Wright, Sr., a/k/a Farrel Wright,
deceased, File Number 12CP09, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court of Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


of which is Walton County Courthouse,
at 571 U.S. Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
un-matured, contingent or unliquidated
claims and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate, in-
cluding un-matured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been served
a copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including un-matured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 2, 2012.

Is/ Janea Marie Burgess
Personal Representative

Is/ Jeremy S. Keich
Ramey & Bytell & Keich Attorneys
35008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 301
Destin, Florida 32541
(850) 460-2989
(850) 460-2952 Fax
Fla. Bar No.: 0041259
Attorney for Personal Representative

4tc: February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012
115Q

TDA#12TX110164

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
LOU'S TLC EMPLOYEE PROFIT SHARE
the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.- 266
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOTS 1 3 4 &
10 BLK 20 OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT II OR
2233-195 OR 2244-341

Parcel ID No.-15-3N-20-28070-020-0010
Base Bid-$1,326.19

Name in which assessed JOHN H.
ATZBERGER

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to
the highest bidder at www.walton.realfore-
close.com on the 8th day of March, 2012
at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 27th day of January, 2012.

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


4tc: February
116Q


2, 9, 16, 23, 2012


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforcement
Board will hold their regular meeting on'
February 16, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
to be held at the South Walton Courthouse
Annex.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

3tc: February 2, 9, 16, 2012
131Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR-
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
PROBATE FILE NO. 2012-CP-8

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALLYN C. DONALDSON, JR.

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of Allyn C Donaldson
Jr., deceased, File Number 2012 QCP 8, by
the Circuit Court for Walton County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which
is Walton County Courthouse, 571 Hwy 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32536; that
the decedent's date of death was Novem-
ber 20, 2011; that the total value of the
estate is $250.00 and that the names and


addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:

Name
Marjorie L. Cummins
Trustee of the Allyn C. Donaldson, Jr.,
Revocable Trust

Address
36474-C Emerald Coast Parkway
Suite 3301
Destin, FL 32541

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILEDTWO (2) YEARS OR MOREAFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of this No-
tice is February 9, 2012.

/s/ J. Jerome Miller
J. Jerome Miller
Attorney
Florida Bar Number: 0128569
PLEAT & PERRY PA
4477 Legendary Drive, Suite 202
Destin, FL 32541
Telephone: (850) 650-0599
Fax: (850) 650-4402
E-Mail: jerry@pleatperry.com

Is/ Marjorie L. Cummins
36474-C Emerald Coast Parkway
Suite 3301
Destin, Florida 32541

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
139Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-001211

FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, A DI-
VISION OF FIRST TENNESSEE BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

Plaintiff,

vs.

LEWIS HETZ, et. al.

Defendants;

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
October 1, 2010, and entered in Case No.
2009 CA 001211 in the Circuit Court in
and for Walton County, Florida, wherein
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS is Plain-
tiff, and LEWIS HETZ, CHRISTINE HETZ
and GREG MULVANEY are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at www.walton.realforeclose.com,
the Clerk's website for on-line auctions, at
11:00 am, on the 2nd day of March, 2012
the following described property as set
forth in said Final JiJgment, to wit:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 6472, BAYSIDE
CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTER-
EST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 305,
PAGE 55, AS AMENDED FROM TIME
TO TIME, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please'contact the
ADA Coordinator, at 571 Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 or (850) 892-
8115 at least 7 days before your sched-
uled court appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notification if the time
before the scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

DATED this 3rd day of February,
2012.

MARTHA INGLE,
Clerk Circuit Court
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of lis peri-
Aen ..must me- a cism4;nA~,


dens must file a claim
the sale.

SUBMIT BILL TO:
Becker & Poliakoff, P.
Attorneys for Defends
348 SW Miracle Strip
Fort Walton Beach, Fl
Telephone: (850) 664-
Fax: (850) 664-7882

2tc: February
140Q


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1ST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 66-2011-CA-000542

RBC BANK (USA) F/K/A RBC CENTURY
BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

SCHNEIDER, JEFFREY, et al.,

.Defendants

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JEFFREY M. SCHNEIDER
LOT 11. LAKESIDE AT BLUE MOUN-
TAIN BEACH
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459

JEFFREY M. SCHNEIDER
350 COLEWOOD WAY
ATLANTA, GA 30328

AND TO: All persons claiming an interest
by, through, under, or against the afore-
said Defendant(s).

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property located in Wal-
ton County, Florida:

LOT 11, LAKESIDE AT BLUE MOUN-
TAIN BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE(S) 68-68B, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to this action, on Green-
spoon Marder, P.A., Default Department,
Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address
is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100
West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lau-
derdale, FL 33309, and then file original
with the Clerk within 30 days after the first
publication of this notice in the THE DE-
FUNIAK HERALD BREEZE, on or before
March 8, 2012; otherwise a default and a
judgment may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF
SAID COURT on this 2nd day of February,
2012.

MARTHA INGLE
As Clerk of said Court
/s/ By: Ruthanne Miller
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Copy furnished to:
A copy of this Notice of Action, complaint
and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-
named Defendant(s) at the last known ad-
dress.

IMPORTANT
In arnrdrance with the Americane with


Disabilitie.
sonable ;
in this or<


ersons needing a rea-
lodation to participate
a should no later than


seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk
of the court's disability coordinator at
M.C. BLANCHARD JUDICIAL CEN-
TER. 190 GOVERNMENTAL CENTER.
5TH FLOOR. PENSACOLA. FL 32502.
8505954400. If hearing or voice impaired.
contact (TDD) (800) 955-8771 via Florida
Relay System.
(20851.0633/RB)

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
141Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2011 CA 000128

TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

THE COTTAGES OF BAYOU FOREST,
LLC, a Florida limited liability com-
pany;
THE HIGHLANDS AT SEAGROVE
BEACH, LLC, a Florida limited liabil-
ity company; SEAGROVE HIGHLANDS
CONDOMINIUMS OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., a Florida corporation; P.K.
SMARTT; JARED F. SMARTT; and D.
SCOTT GASHAW,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled cause
in the Circuit Court of Walton County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Walton County, Florida, more particularly
described as:


i wnnin u aays after UNIT 1309, SEAGROVE HIGHLANDS, A
CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF; AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
A. RECORDS BOOK 2715, PAGE 4782.
antAssociation AND FIRST AMENDMENT RECORDED
Pkwy, Suite 7 IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 2756,
L 32548 PAGE 423, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
-2229 OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTER-
EST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS,
9, 16, 2012 IF ANY, APPURTENANT THERETO,


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SUBJECT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS,
RESTRICTIONS, TERMS AND OTHER
PROVISIONS OF SAID DECLARATION.

Together with all furniture, fixtures, ap-
pliances, equipment, furnishings and
personal property affixed thereto or
located or situated thereon.

at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at www.walton.realfore-
close.com, in accordance with Chapter
45, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 a.m., Central
Standard Time, on the 2nd day of March,
2012.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus funds from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of
the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on February 1, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

This Instrument Prepared By:
STEVEN B. BAUMAN, ESQ.
909 Mar Walt Drive, Ste. 1014
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 863-4064

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990
AND NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE
2.540(c)

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia
Sims, 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor
Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-4400 at
least 7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
142Q

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011 CC 000109

HAMMOCK BAY FREEPORT MASTER
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-
profit corporation,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CHRISTOPHER M. and ELANINE C. GU-
LOW,

Defendants,

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Defendants, CHRISTOPHER M. and
ELANINE C. GULOW, whose residenc-
es are unknown if they be living; and if
they be dead, the unknown defendants
who may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an in-
terest by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or inter-
est in the property described herein be-
ing sought to have title quieted.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have
been designated as defendant in a legal
proceeding filed against you for foreclo-
sure of a lien. The action involves real
property in Walton County, Florida, more
fully described as follows:

LOT NO. 114, SYMPHONY AT HAM-
MOCK BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 17, PAGES 27, 27A THROUGH
27D, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

The action was instituted in the Coun-
ty Court, Walton County, Florida, and is
styled HAMMOCK BAY FREEPORT MAS-
TER ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not-
for-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CHRIS-
TOPHER M. and ELANINE C. GULOW,
Defendants.

You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to the action
on Charles G. Brackins, Plaintiffs' at-
torney, whose address is 108 S.E. Eglin
Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548,
on or before March 12, 2012 (not less than
28 days nor more than 60 days from the
date of the first publication of this notice
of action), arid file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Charles G. Brackins or immediately after
service; otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition.

The Court has authority in this suit to
enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs'
interest which will be binding upon you.

DATED the 2nd day of February,
2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the 1st Judicial Circuit Court
for Walton County, Florida
Is/l By: Ruthanne Miller


Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
143Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 10-000118-CA

BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A
DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COM-
PANY,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CATHERINE ROGERS, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CATHERINE ROGERS,
BAYOU VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM AS-
SOCIATION, INC., SANDESTIN OWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC. UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2,
and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES,
et al.,

Defendantss.

RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Publish in the
DeFuniak Herald Breeze)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated February 15, 2011 and an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
January 31, 2012, entered in Civil Case
No.: 10-000118-CA of the Circuit Court of
the First Judicial Circuit in and for Walton
County, Florida, wherein BAYVIEW LOAN
SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIM-
ITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, and
CATHERINE ROGERS, BAYOU VILLAGE
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.,
SANDESTIN OWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., are Defendants.

I will sell to the highest bidder for cash,
www.walton:realforeclose.com, at 11:00
AM, on the 1st day of March, 2012, the fol-
lowing described real property as set forth
in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:

CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 615 (A/K/A
010709) OF BAYOU VILLAGE CONDO-
MINIUM PHASE I, TOGETHER WITH THE
UNDIVIDED SHARE IN THE COMMON
ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO,
IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND SUBJECT
TO THE COVENANTS, CONDITIONS,
RESTRICTIONS, TERMS AND OTHER
PROVISIONS OF THAT CERTAIN DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM OF BAY-
OU VILLAGE PHASE I AS RECORDED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 108,
PAGE 487, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must
file a claim with the clerk no later than 60
days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim
you will not be entitled to any remaining
funds. After 60 days, only the owner of re-
cord as of the date of the lis pendens may
claim the surplus.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on January 31, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE COURT
/s/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)

Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
Popkin & Rosaler, P.A.
1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
:Telephone: (954) 360-9030;
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
10-23159

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
144Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR '
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11-CA-200

PREMIER COMMUNITY BANK OF THE
EMERALD COAST,

Plaintiff,

vs.

THE PRESERVE AT INLET BEACH LLC,
MARK McDONALD, AND THE PRE-
SERVE AT INLET BEACH HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause in the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Walton County,
Florida, more particularly described in at-
tached Exhibit "A", at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, at yw.
walton.realforeclose.com, in accordance
with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11:00


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


a.m., Central Standard Time, on the 1st
day of March, 2012.

EXHIBIT "A"
Legal Description

LOTS 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34,
36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50,
51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 64, 65,
66, 67 AND 68, PRESERVE AT INLET
BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 17, PAGE(S) 32-32B, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

LESS AND EXCEPT LOTS SOLD:

LOTS 12, 25, 26, 29, 33, 36, 59, 65 AND
68, PRESERVE AT INLET BEACH, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE(S)
32-32B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus funds from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 30th day of January, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 AND
NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE
2.540(c)

if you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia
Sims, 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor,
Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-4400 at
least 7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
145Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11 CA-000263

PREMIER COMMUNITY BANK OF THE
EMERALD COAST,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PANHANDLE BUILDERS, LLC, THE
PRESERVE AT INLET BEACH HOM-
EOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AND
MARK McDONALD,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause in the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Walton County,
Florida, more particularly described in at-
tached Exhibit "A", at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, at www.
walton.realforeclose.com, in accordance
with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11:00
a.m., Central Standard Time, on the 1st
day of March, 2012.

EXHIBIT "A"
Legal Description

LOTS 29, 65 AND 68, PRESERVE AT
INLET BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK '17, PAGE(S) 32-32B, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus funds from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 30th day of January, 2012.

S MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Court
Is/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 AND
NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE
2.540(c)

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia
Sims, 190 Govemmental Center, 5th Floor,
Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-4400 at
least 7 days before your scheduled-court
appearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
146Q


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11-CA-000062

WHITNEY NATIONAL BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

THORNTON/AMERICA 4411 SOUTH-
WINDS, LLC, A MARYLAND LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, CRAMER FAM-
ILY PARTNERSHIP, LP, RICHARD CRA-
MER, AND CECIL LITTLE,

Defendants,

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant
to a Final Judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause in the Circuit
Court of Walton County,.Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Walton County,
Florida, more particularly described in at-
tached Exhibit "A", at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, at www.
walton.realforeclose.com, in accordance
with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at 11:00
a.m., Central Standard Time, on the 2nd
day of March, 2012.

EXHIBIT "A"
(LEGAL DESCRIPTION)

PARCEL 1:

THAT PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK
3, FIRST ADDITION TO TWIN OAKS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3 AT PAGE 67, OF THE OFFICIAL
RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LYING EAST OF A LINE DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE
NE CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
19 WEST, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
GO SOUTH ALONG THE QUARTER-
QUARTER SECTION LINE A DISTANCE
OF 337.92 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 23 MINUTES WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 2,050.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH A DISTANCE OF 282.49 FEET;
THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 147.80
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 30
MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 40.59
FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH
BANK OF BURNHAM BRANCH AND
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 30
MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 137.65
FEET TO A POINT ON THE WATER'S
EDGE OF JOLLY BAY.

TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT
ACROSS THE EAST 40 FEET OF LOT 8,
BLOCK 1 AND THE NORTH 40 FEET OF
LOT 8, BLOCK 2.

PARCEL 2:

THAT PORTION OF LAND LYING EAST
OF BLOCK 3 OF FIRST ADDITION TO
TWIN OAKS SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 67
AND SOUTH OF BURNHAM BRANCH
IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 19 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

TOGETHER WITH A PERPETUAL NON-
EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS
AND EGRESS FOR PEDESTRIAN AND
VEHICULAR TRAVEL AS SET FORTH
IN THE EASEMENT AGREEMENT RE-
CORDED IN BOOK 1180, PAGE 54.

PARCEL 3:

LOT 44, LESS THE NORTH 90' OF LOT
44 OF FRACTIONAL SW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
20 WEST, TALLAHASSEE MERIDIAN,
ALL LYING AND BEING IN WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus funds from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the 2nd day of February,
2012.

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

The newspaper is requested pursu-
ant to the provisions of Administrative
Directive OCAD 2010-7 to deliver the
proof of publication directly to the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Walton County.

"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in or-
der to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact: Shelia Sims, 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502, (850) 595-4400 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification if the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711."

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
147Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 12CP14

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
PHILIP HARSON BRAWNER,

Deceased.


The administration of the Estate of
Philip Harson Brawner, deceased, whose
date of death was October 16, 2011, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, File No. 12CP14; the ad-
dress of which is Walton County Court-
house, 571 U.S. Hwy. 90, East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The name and ad-
dress of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
'OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent, or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this
notice is February 9, 2012.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-7213.
Florida Bar No. 199397

Personal Representative:
William H. Green
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
148Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 12CP13

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ROSEMARY BRAWNER,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
Rosemary Brawner, deceased, whose
date of death was September 22, 2011,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Walton
County, Florida, File No. 12CP13; the ad-
dress of which is Walton County Court-
house, 571 U.S. Hwy. 90, East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The name and ad-
dress of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent, or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SOFILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER


THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication of this
notice is February 9, 2012.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-7213
Florida Bar No. 199397

Personal Representative:
William H. Green
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
149Q
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NOTICE OF SALE:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned intends to sell the personal
property described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property under the
Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statutes
(Sectibn 83.801-83.809).
A public sale will be held on the 25th day
of February, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on the
premises of said storage located at Free-
port Plaza Mini Storage, 901 State Hwy 20
East, Freeport, Florida.
Contents of the following units will be
sold:

HEATHER MURRY-Unit# 16 -Miscella-
neous Household Items

HEATHER MURRY-Unit# 46- Miscella-
neous Household Items

WILLIAM ELLIOT THOMPSON- Unit#
33-Household Items

Purchases must be paid for in cash only
and must be removed at the time of the
sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the
event of settlement between owner and
obligated party[s].

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
152Q
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Zoning Board of
Adjustment will hold their regular public
hearing on Thursday. February 23. 2012
at 6:00 P.M. at the South Walton Court-
house Annex in Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida 32459. The following items are
scheduled for review and action:

1. GARY REID PETITION FOR VARI-
ANCE- Project number 12-005-00001.
This is a petition submitted by Gary Reid,
requesting a variance from the Walton
County Land Development Code section
5.00.03.A.1, which requires single-family
building setbacks of 20' from the front, 15'
from the rear and 7 %' from each side. The
petition requested, if granted, would allow
the applicant to reduce the rear setback
to 5', Lot 6, Block A of Beach Highlands
residential subdivision, as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 47 in the Official Records
of Walton County, Florida. The site is lo-
cated at 114 Loon Lake Drive, Santa Rosa
Beach, FL 32459 more particularly identi-
fied by parcel number: 64-3S-20-34010-
OOA-0060.

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

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

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


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In accordance with Section 286,0105,
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that, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the board, agency, or
commission with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
153Q

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HOUSING
AUTHORITY
120 OERTING DRIVE
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32435
850-892-2823

Florida Statute 121.055 established the
Senior Management Service Class for
the Florida Retirement System in 1987.
Paragraph a. states that positions to be in-
cluded in the class shall be designated by
the local agency Board of Commissionerd.
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position of Executive Director for inclusion
in the senior management class.

2tc: February 9, 16, 2012
155Q
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NO.: 12CP06

IN RE: ESTATE OF
EMERY FERRELL SASNETT

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:

You are hereby notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of Emery Ferrell Sas-
nett, deceased, File Number 12CP06,
by the Circuit Court for Walton County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 571 U.S. Highway 90 East, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32435; that the
decedent's date of death was November
18, 2011; that the total value of the estate
is $16,000.00 and that the names of those
to whom it has been assigned by such or-
der are:

NAME
Laurie Jean Gray

ADDRESS
291 St. Sabas Street
Pensacola, Florida 32503

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the decedent
other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MOREAFTER
THE DECEDENT'S bATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of this No-
tice is February 9, 2012.

Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Is/ Clayton J.M. Adkinson
Adkinson Law Firm, LLC
Florida Bar No. 171651
Post Office Box 1207
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5195

Person Giving Notice:
Is/ Laurie Jean Gray
291 St. Sabas Street
Pensacola, Florida 32503

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The Walton County Coastal Dune Lake
Advisory Board will hold their regu-
larly scheduled meeting on Thursday,
February 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the
District Five Commissioner's Meeting
Room, 70 Logan Lane in Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida.

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

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

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc: February 9, .16, 2012
160Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1st JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CASE #: 2011-CA-000967

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE AS-
SOCIATION ("FNMA")

Plaintiff,

vs.

KIMBERLY M. HOLMES A/K/A KIMBER-
LY HOLMES; POINTE OF VIEW CON-
DOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1,
IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S)WHOARE NOTKNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2, IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST
THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY

TO: Kimberly M. Holmes a/k/a Kimberly
Holmes; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
200 Sandestin Lane, Condo Unit #710,
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Residence unknown, if living, includ-
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried and
if either or both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s); and the aforemen-
tioned named Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown
Defendants as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real
property, lying and being and situated in
Walton County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:

UNIT NO. 710, OF POINTE OF VIEW
CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R.
BOOK 2571, PAGE 945, TOGETHER


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PAGE 10-C
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN
THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTE-
NANT THERETO, AND ALL EXHIBITS
AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

more commonly known as 200 Sandestin
Lane, Condo Unit #710, Miramar Beach,
FL 32550.

This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, upon SHA-
PIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attor-
neys for Plaintiff, whose address 4630
Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100,
Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and
file the original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs attomey
or immediately there after; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 10th day of February, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Circuit and County Courts
Is/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator; 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502; (850) 595-4400 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification of the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days. If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

PUBLISH IN DEFUNIAK HERALD
11-223097 FC01

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
161Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 10-CA-1577

NEW COASTAL ASSET HOLDINGS,
LLC,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ALSTAR ENTERPRISES, LLC, a Florida
limited liability company, et al.

Defendant

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is'hereby given that pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgment of fore-
closure entered in the above-styled cause
in the Circuit Court of Walton County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Walton County, Florida, more particularly
described in attached Exhibit "A", at pub-
lic sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at www.walton.realforeclose.com.
in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida
Statutes, at 11:00 a.m., Central Standard
Time, on the 8th day of March, 2012.

EXHIBIT "A"

PARCEL 1 (ALSTAR ENTERPRISES,
LLC):

LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK D, MAGNOLIA
LANDING PHASE I, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE(S) 72 AND 72A,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

PARCEL 2 (ALSTAR ENTERPRISES,
LLC):

LOT 2, BLOCK C, AND LOTS 2, 10 AND
11, BLOCK E, MAGNOLIA LANDING
PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 14, PAGE(S) 94 AND 94A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

PARCEL 3 (CYPRESS BREEZE, LLC):

LOTS 32,37 AND 39, CYPRESS BREEZE
PLANTATION PHASE II, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 80 AND
80A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

PARCEL 4 (DREAM QUEST, LLC):

LOTS 53,57 AND 87, CYPRESS BREEZE
PLANTATION PHASE III, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 81 &
81A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

PARCEL 5 (DREAM QUEST, LLC):

LOT 68, CYPRESS BREEZE PLANTA-
TION PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF 'AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 81 & 81A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

PARCEL 6 (CYPRESS BREEZE II, LLC):

LOT 73, CYPRESS BREEZE PLANTA-
TION PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 81 & 81A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

NIK/A

LOT 73, CYPRESS BREEZE PLANTA-
TION PHASE IV, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE(S) 6 THROUGH
6D, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

PARCEL 7 (NORTH FLORIDA CON-
SULTING, INC.):

LOT 26, CYPRESS BREEZE PLANTA-
TION PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 80 AND 80A,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.


Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus funds from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of
the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 8th day of February, 2012.

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


The newspaper Is requested pursu-
ant to the provisions of Administrative
Directive OCAD 2010-7 to deliver the
proof of publication directly to the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Walton County.

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITY ACT OF 1990
AND NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF RULE


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


2.540(c)

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact: Shelia
Sims, 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor,
Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-4400 at
least 7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.

WITNESS my hand and official seal
of said Court, this 25th day of January,
2012.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Is/ By: MA Cobb
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
162Q

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, MARTHA INGLE, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Walton County, Florida, will
on March 8, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Central
Time, via online at www.walton.realfore-
clos.com in accordance with Chapter
45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and
sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder, the following described real
and personal property situated in Walton
County, Florida:

LOT 9, POMPANO PLACE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE(S)
67 & 67A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Together with all existing or subse-
quently erected or affixed buildings,
improvements, and fixtures; all ease-
ments, rights of way and appurtenanc-
es; all water, water rights, watercours-
es and ditch rights (including stock in
utilities with ditch and irrigation rights);
and all other rights, royalties, and prof-
its relating to the above-described
property, including without limitation
all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and
similar matters.

pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is

TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

DUMOR INVESTMENTS, INC.,
TROY CAMPBELL A/K/A TROY R.
CAMPBELL,
PREMIER BANK, AND POMPANO
PLACE OWNERS; ASSOCIATION, INC.
A/K/A POMPANO PLACE OWNERS AS-
SOCIATION, INC.,

Defendants.

and the docket number of which is
11CA000845.

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

In accordance with the AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Stephen
A. Pitre, Esquire at Clark, Partington, Post
Office Box 13010, Pensacola, Florida
32591-3010 or (850) 434-9200 not later
than seven days prior to the sale to en-
sure that reasonable accommodations are
available.

WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of this Honorable Court this 8th day
of February, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By: A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL OF THE COURT)

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
163Q

NOTICE

The Northwest Florida State College's
Board of Trustees will meet on February
21, 2012 for dinner at 4:30 p.m. at the
South Walton Center, in the Donaldson
Entrepreneurial Institute (Room 119/120,
located at 109 Greenway Trail, Santa
Rosa Beach, FL followed by the busi-


Anchors Smith Grimsley
Professional Limited Company
909 Mar Walt Drive, Suite 1014
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Telephone: (850) 863-4064
FL Bar #0492701

Personal Representative:
Linda J. Lewis
217 Fox Run Road
Brandon, MS 39047

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
165Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2011 CP 000224

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WILLIAM A. CLYMOR,
a/k/a William Autry Clymor,
a/k/a Bill Clymor,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary)

The ancillary administration of the
ESTATE OF WILLIAM A. CLYMOR, a/k/a
William Autry Clymor, a/k/a Bill Clymor,
deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000224,
and whose date of death was April 3,
2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of.
Walton County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Walton County
Courthouse, 571 US Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. The
names and addresses of the ancillary co-
personal representatives and the ancillary
co-personal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
on whom a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

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

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

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

The date of first publication of this No-
tice is February 16, 2012.

/s/ LISA JO SPENCER
Florida Bar No. 0002925
FLEET, SPENCER & KILPATRICK, PA.
1283 N. Eglin Parkway, Suite A
Shalimar, FL 32579
(850) 651-4006; (850) 651-5006
ATTORNEY FOR ANCILLARY
CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Is/ GENEVA O. CLYMOR,
Ancillary Co-Personal Representative
6385 E. Tufts Avenue
Englewood, CO 80111

/s/ WILLIAM RANKIN TICKLE, JR.,
Ancillary Co-Personal Representative
8978 Mountain Laura Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
167Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2011 CA 000289

TRADITIONAL BANK, INC.,
a Kentucky corporation,

Plaintiff,

vs.

FEATURED PROPERTIES, LLC,
a Kentucky limited liability company
and BLKY, LLC, a Florida limited liabil-
ity company,

Defendants.


ness meeting for the Goveming Board of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the Collegiate High School at 5:30 p.m. pursuant to an Amended Summary Final
and the Board of Trustees at 5:40 p.m. Judgment of Foreclosure Under Count I of
the Complaint for Foreclosure and Other
1tc: February 16, 2012 Relief ("Final Judgment") dated February
164Q 7, 2012, and entered in CASE NO.: 2011
CA 00289 of the Circuit Court of the First
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Judicial Circuit in and for Walton County,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Florida, wherein TRADITIONAL BANK,
PROBATE DIVISION INC., a Kentucky corporation, is the Plain-
FILE NO. 2011-CP-000184 tiff and FEATURED PROPERTIES, LLC,
a Kentucky limited liability company, and
IN RE: ESTATE OF BLKY, LLC, a Florida limited liability com-
IRLINE COEN HANS, pany, are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the sale
Deceased. to be conducted at www.walton.realfore-
close.com, the Clerk's website for on-line
NOTICE TO CREDITORS auctions (after having first given notice as
required by Section 45.031, Florida Stat-
The administration of the Estate of utes) on March 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
Irline Coen Hans, deceased, whose date (central time), or as soon thereafter as the
of death was on or about March 21, 2010 sale may proceed, the following described
is pending in the Circuit Court for Walton property as set forth in and pursuant to the
County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad- Amended Summary Final Judgment of
dress of which is 571 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Foreclosure, to wit:


DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733,702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of this no-
tice is February 16, 2012.

Shiraz A. Hosein


LOT 1638, OF GENOA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF,AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 16, AT PAGE 40, 40A, 40B
AND 40C OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as.of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 9th day of February, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)


2tc: February
168Q


16, 23, 2012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 66-2009-CA-002451

HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDEN-
TURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGIS-
TERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAIS-
SANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2005-3, RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY
LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SE-
RIES 2005-3


Plaintiff,


v.

BOBBY ANDERSON A/K/A BOBBY G.
ANDERSON; ANNETTE ANDERSON;
BURT T. COSSON; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTH-
ER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
ORALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,

Defendants,

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(To be Published in
The DeFuniak Herald Breeze)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an, Order Rescheduling the Fore-
closure Sale dated February 7, 2012 and
a Final Summary Judgment dated May
19, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 66-
2009-CA-002451, of the Circuit Court of
the First Judicial Circuit in and for Walton
County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK
USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLD-
ERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 2005-3, RENAISSANCE
HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED
NOTES, SERIES 2005-3 is Plaintiff, and
BOBBY ANDERSON A/K/A BOBBY G.
ANDERSON, ANNETTE ANDERSON,
BURT T. COSSON, UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTER-
ESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
ORALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are De-
fendants.

I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash at 11:00 a.m., central time, online at
www.walton.realforeclose.com on the
15th day of March, 2012 the following de-
scribed real property as set forth in said
Final Summary Judgment, to wit:

LOTS 8, 10AND 11 BLOCKASTINSONS
SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 84, PUBLIC RECORDS, WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

This property is located at the Street ad-
dress of. 159 Lake Circle, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32433.

If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must
file a claim with the clerk no later than 60
days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim
you will not be entitled to any remaining
funds. After 60 days, only the owner of re-
cord as of the date of the lis pendens may
claim the surplus.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on February 9, 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE COURT
/s/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)

Attomev for Plaintiff:
Elizabeth R. Wellbom, P.A.
350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 354-3544
Facsimile: (954) 354-3545

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you
are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order
to participate in a court proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Shelia Sims, Chief
Deputy Court Administrator, Office of
Court Administration at (850) 595-4400
at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Center,
5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 within 2
working days of your receipt of this No-
tice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

7525-02882

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
169Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE #: 2011-CA-000164

HSBC BANKUSA, NATIONAL ASSOCI-
ATION AS TRUSTEE.FOR HOMESTAR
MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE CORP, AS-
SET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-2

Plaintiff,

vs.

GALYN PAUL MOEN AND WENDY
SUE DEMARAY, HUSBAND AND WIFE;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., SOLELY AS
NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.; FRANGISTA BEACH
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.;
SEASCAPE, PHASE ONE, ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.;

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated February 7, 2012, entered in
Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000164 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 1st Judicial Circuit in and
for Walton County, Florida, wherein HSBC
BankUsa, National Association as trustee
for Homestar Mortgage Acceptance Corp.,
Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates,
Series 2004-2, Plaintiff and Galyn Paul
Moen and Wendy Sue Demaray, Husband .
and Wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash VIA
THE INTERNET AT www.walton.real-
foreclose.com, at 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL
STANDARD TIME on March 8, 2012, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 16, BLOCK D, FRANGISTA BEACH
1ST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


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

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator; 190 Gov-
ernmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola,
Florida 32502; (850) 595-4400 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or Immediately upon receiv-
ing this notification of the time before
the scheduled appearance is less than
7 days. If you are hearing or voice Im-


paired, call 711.

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: A. Price
DEPUTY CLERK OF THE COURT
(seal)

Submitted By:
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP
4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 880-8888
(813) 880-8800

The above is to be published in: DE-
FUNIAK HERALD

PLEASE PUBLISH TWICE (ONE TIME A
WEEK FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)
AND PUBLICATIONS LAST RUN MUST
FINISH AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR
TO THE SALE DATE
10-205359 FC01.

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
170Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 66-2010-CA-000296

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P
F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P.

Plaintiff

vs.

HAL S. MULLINS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF HAL S. MULLINS; PLANTATION AT
SANTA ROSA HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION; INC.; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE,
ETAL

Defendants)

NOTICE OF ACTION -
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HAL S.
MULLINS
Whose Residence Is: 9 BALD CYPRESS
WAY, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL 32459
and who is evading service of process
and the unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and
all parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendant(s), who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property described in
the mortgage being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:

LOT 63, OF PLANTATION AT SANTA
ROSA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 17 AT PAGE 30, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff,
whose address is 3010 North Military Trail,
Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on
or before March 19, 2012 (30 days from
Date of First Publication of this Notice) and
file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court at County, Florida, this 6th day
of February, 2012.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Is/ By: Jacqueline Cross
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ,
AND SCHNEID, PL
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
3010 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL,
SUITE 300
BOCA RATON, FL 33431

THIS NOTICE SHALL BE PUBLISHED
ONCE A WEEK FOR TWO (2) CONSEC-
UTIVE WEEKS.
PUBLISH IN: THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
171Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY,.FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11 CA 000410

FARM CREDIT OF NORTHWEST
FLORIDA, ACA,

Plaintiff,

vs.

HSH PROPERTIES, L.L.L.P.,
H. STEVE HARRELL, SR.,
UNKNOWN TENANTS) I,
UNKNOWN TENANTS) II
and UNKNOWN TENANTS) III,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE is given pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
7, 2012, in Case No. 11 CA 000410, of the
Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit, in
and for Walton County, Florida, in which
Farm Credit Bank of Northwest Florida,
ACA is the Plaintiff and HSH Proper-
ties, L.L.L.P., H. Steve Harrell, Sr., Un-
known Tenant(s) I, Unknown Tenant(s)
II and Unknown Tenant(s) III, are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on March 8, 2012 by
electronic sale beginning at 11:00 a.m.
(CST) on the prescribed date at www.
walton.realforeclose.com. the property
set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure, and more particularly described as
follows:

Sandy Creek Tract: Consisting of the
West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 and West 1/2


of Section 4, Township 3 North, Range
18 West, All of Section 5, Township 3
North, Range 18 West, less and ex-
cept the NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 5,
Township 3 North, Range 18 West; and
the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 8, Town-
ship 3 North, Range 18 West, all lying
and being in Walton County, Florida;

LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPERTY TO WIT:
All that property lying East of Sandy
Creek in the West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4
and the West 1/2 of Section 4, Town-
ship 3 North, Range 18 West, consist-
ing of 200 acres more or less and lying
in Walton County, Florida.

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


DATED: February 7, 2012

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

Michael P. Bist
Gardner, Bist, Wiener, Wadsworth &
Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia, & Wright,
P.A.
1300 Thomaswood Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
172Q

TDA#12TX120001

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
CASPIAN I LLC. the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.- 33
Year of Issuance- 209

Description of Property-(BEING AKA
LOTS A THRU D) DESC AS: COM AT
THE SW/C OF SEC 19 THENCE N 01
DEG 00'22"E ALONG THE W LINE OF
SAIDSEC 19A DISTOF 1179.77 FTTOA
POINT ON THE SLY ROW LINE OF WAL-
TON WAY (A 66FT ROW) THENCE N 35
DEG 31'40"E ALONG SAID ROW LINE A
DIST OF 116.46 FT TO THE POB CONT
N35DEG31'40"E ALONG SAID RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE 507.44 FT
TO THE P.C. OF A CURVE (CONCAVE
SLY) HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
125 DEG 01'50" A RADIUS OF 27 FT A
TANGENT DIST OF 51.90 FT A CHORD
BEARING & DIST OF S 81 DEG 57"25'
47.91 FT THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE A DIST OF 58.92 FT TO
THE P.T. OF SAID CURVE THENCE S 19
DEG 26'30"E ALONG SAID ROW LINE
A DIST OF 151.58 FT THENCE DEPART-
ING SAID ROW LINE GO S 01 DEG
00'02"W A DIST OF 667.07 FT THENCE
N 82 DEG 35'42"W 390.51 FT THENCE
N 01 DEG 00'22"E 353.36 FT TO THE
POB OR 964-206 OR 2651-916

Parcel ID No.-19-2S-21-42000-006-0040
Base Bid-$11,875.45

Name in which assessed -AXIOM DE-
VELOPMENT/WALTON WAY

Said property being in the County of
WALTON. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 29th day of March,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.


Dated this
2012.


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173Q


10th day of February,


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

23; March 1, 8, 2012


TDA#12TX120002

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
LOU'S TLC EMPLOYEE PROFIT SHAR
the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.-2704
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 1 & 2 BLK
47 OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT II OR 97-548
& 549 OR 812-130 OR 1729-325

Parcel ID No.-15-3N-20-28070-047-0010
Base Bid-$1,341.27

Name in which assessed LAWRENCE
J. KREZMIEN SR. ESTATE

Said property being ir the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 29th day of March,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 10th day of February,
2012.

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
Isl By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc: Feb. 16, 23; March 1, 8, 2012
174Q

TDA#12TX120003

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
LOU'S TLC EMPLOYEE PROFIT SHARE
the holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be is-
sued thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.- 252
Year of Issuance- 2Q9

Description of Property-LOT 1 BLK
37 OAKWOOD HILLS UNIT 1, BOOK 3
PAGE 90 OR 24-397 OR 744-95

Parcel ID No.-16-3N-20-28060-037-0010
Base Bid-$1,072.99

Name in which assessed MARC R.
REYNOLDS

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 29th day of March,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 10th day of February,
2012.

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


4tc: Feb. 16,
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23; March 1, 8, 2012


TDA#12TX120004










PAGE 1I-C


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16,2012


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that
HOWARD K. BALDWIN the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certifi-
cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property, and
tha names in which it was assessed are as
follows:
Certificate No.- 460
Year of Issuance- 2009

Description of Property-LOT 15 BLK
C AS RECD IN OR 410-714 BEING IN
LAKE TANTARA S/D UNRECD
Parcel ID No.-24-3N-21-37040-00C-0150
Base Bid-$1,793.75

Name in which assessed JAMES DEE
LEE

Said property being in the County of
WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be re-
deemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be sold
to the highest bidder at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com on the 20th day of March,
2012 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 10th day of February,
2012.
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/sl By: Sam Kelley
Deputy Clerk
(seal)


23; March 1, 8, 2012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 66-2011-CA-001015

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,

vs.

PHILLIP W. WIGGINS, SR., MARIAN P.
WIGGINS, PHILLIP W. WIGGINS, JR.,
RALPH E. MCRAE, et al.
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHILLIP W.
WIGGINS, JR.
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
122 SEASCAPE DRIVE #303
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
You are notified that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property
in Walton County, Florida:

UNIT 303, ARIEL DUNES II, A CONDO-
MINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLA-
RATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 2750, PAGE 3253, AND RE-
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 2750, PAGE 4164, AND AS MAY
BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS IF ANY, APPUR-
TENANT THERETO, SUBJECT TO AND
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COVE-
NANTS, CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS,
TERMS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF
SAID DECLARATION.

commonly known as 122 SEASCAPE
BLVD #303, MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Nicholas J. Roefaro
of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa,
Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or
before March 12, 2012, (or 30 days from
the first date of publication, whichever is
later) and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for, the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

Dated: February 3, 2012.
CLERK OF THE COURT
Honorable Martha Ingle
571 Highway No. 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
/s/ By: Jacqueline Cross
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)

(PLEASE PUBLISH IN DeFuniak Her-
ald)

If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-
vision of certain assistance. Please
contact Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spec-
tor, Foyle & Singer, PA., P.O. Box 800,
Tampa, Florida 33601-0800 (813) 229-
0900 and contact Ellen Vickery at (850)
595-4400 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
178Q
LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA
CASE NO.: JU-10-0038.92
FEBRUARY 3, 2012

IN THE MATTER OF:

-GABRIEL REYES
DOB: 05/11/2008

A Minor.
Notice is hereby given to Natasha
Branum the mother of Gabriel Reyes
born May 11, 2008, whose present
whereabouts are unknown and cannot
be ascertained after diligent search and
inquiry; or any other person or persons
who claim to have a legal interest in the
following proceedings in the Juvenile
Court of Mobile County, Alabama viz:

IN THE MATTER OF:

GABRIEL REYES
DOB: 05/11/2008

CASE NO.: JU-10-0038.92
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
A Minor.
In the matter of the permanent cus-
fndy and termination of parental rights
of the parents of Gabriel Reyes born
May 11, 2008.
Heretofore on January 31, 2011
came the STATE OF ALABAMA DE-
PARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
and filed in this Court a petition asking
for the permanent custody and termi-
nation of parent rights of the parents
of said child for the purpose of placing
said minor for adoption.


It is ORDERED by the Court that the
9th day of April, 2012 at 8:30 a.m., be
appointed a day for hearing said peti-
tion, at which time all parties who claim
to have a legal interest can appear and
contest the same if they think proper.
George A. Brown, Judge

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179Q


Advertisement for Bids

Owner: City of Freeport
Address: 112 Highway 20 West
Freeport, FL 32439
Project: Freeport Regional Sports Com-
plex Metering Split
Separate sealed Bids for the installation of
13 new CHELCO approved meters at the
Freeport Regional Sports Complex, result-
ing in each baseball field, softball field,
soccer field, and pavilion being individu-
ally metered, will be received by the City of
Freeport, at Freeport City Hall, 112 High-
way 20 West, Freeport, FL 32439, until
4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (C.S.T.)
on February 23, 2012, and then at said of-
fice publicly opened and read aloud. The
bid will be awarded at City Council Meeting
that evening. A mandatory pre-bid meet-
ing will be held at Freeport City Hall at 3:00
p.m., C.S.T. on February 21, 2012.

The Contract Documents may be exam-
ined at the following locationss:
Preble-Rish, Inc., 877 County Road 393
North, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Copies of the Contract Documents may
be obtained at the Issuing Office, Preble-
Rish, Inc.,
877 County Road 393 North, Santa Rosa
Beach, FL 32459, (850) 267-0759 upon
payment of $25.00 (non-refundable) for
each set.

The Freeport City Council reserves the
right to reject any and all bids. All Bids
shall remain firm for a period of sixty days
after the opening. Bidders shall comply
with all applicable State and local laws
concerning licensing registration and
regulation of contractors doing business in
the State of Florida.


requesting approval for a building sign
measuring 100 inches x 129 Inches for a
total of 89.58 square feet and a monument
sign measuring 6.0 feet X 12.0 feet for a
total of 72.00 square feet. The site is at
3063 U.S. Highway 98 West (parcel num-
ber 34-2S-20-33270-001-0001).

3. HANCOCK BANK -(Project Number
12-001-00007) This is a sign application
submitted by Freeman Electric Co. Inc.,
requesting approval for a building sign
measuring 34 inches x 106.25 inches for
a total of 25.02 square feet and a monu-
ment sign measuring 6.0 feet X 12.0 feet
for a total of 72.00 square feet. The site
is at 9637 U.S. Highway 98 West (parcel
number 34-2S-21-42060-002-0010).

4. DOLLAR GENERAL (Project Num-
ber 12-001-00008) This is a sign applica-
tion submitted by Freeman Electric Co.
Inc., requesting approval for a building
sign measuring 45 inches x 312 inches for
a total of 97.50 square feet and a monu-
ment sign measuring 10.0 feet X 10.041
feet for a total of 80.33 square feet. The
site is at 3268 U.S. Highway 98 West (par-
cel number 27-2S-20-33210-000-0166).

The Design Review Board will make a
recommendation on major developments
to the Board of County Commissioners
regarding these items either to approve,
approve with conditions or to deny. Any
item that is tabled will be scheduled for a -
future Design Review Board meeting and
will not go forward to the Planning Com-
mission until the Design Review Board
makes a recommendation. In matters
regarding deviations from the Scenic Cor-
ridor guidelines, as adopted in Section 13
of the Walton County Land Development
Code, the decision by the Design Review
Board are final decisions. Pursuant to
Section 9.06.06 of the Walton County Land
Development Code, any decision or deter-
mination of the Board which is contested
by an applicant with regard to application
or interpretation of the standards shall be
referred to the Board of Adjustment for ap-
peal hearing.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, whenever any board or commis-
sioner of any state agency or authority, or
of any agency or authority of any county,


municipal corporation, or other political
1tc: February 16, 2012 subdivision, which has scheduled a meet-
180Q ing at which official acts are to be taken
receives, at least 48 hours prior to the
NOTICE meeting, a written request by a physically
handicapped person to attend the meet-
1. EDWARD JASPER WILSON ing, directed to the chairperson or director
2005, CHEVROLET, 1500, PU, of such board, commission, agency, or au-
GREEN thority, such chairperson or director shall
VIN: 2GCEC19V251119598 provide a manner by which such person
may attend the meeting at'its scheduled
Notice is hereby given that on the 5th site or reschedule the meeting to a site
day of March, 2012, Cobbs Towing & Re- which would be accessible to such per-
covery reserve the right to sale this vehicle son.
according to the Florida Statutes, Section
713.78. This sale. will be conducted at In accordance with Section 286.0105,
9:00 AM, at 354 US HWY 90 West, De- Florida Statutes, all persons ar6 advised
Funiak Springs, Florida 32433. We will not that, if a person decides to appeal any
take any bids before such date as stated decision made by the board; agency, or
above, and we reserve the right to refuse commission with respect to any matter
any bid. considered at such meeting or hearing, he
or she will need a record of the proceed-
ltc: February 16, 2012 ings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
181Q may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
NOTICE includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.


1. a). Ronald Allen Thomas
b). HSBC Auto Credit Inc.
2004 Ford, F150, Grey
VIN: 1FTPW14524KD32119

2. Andrus Boyd Grayson Jr.
1994, Cadillac, 4dr, Blue
VIN: 1G6KD52BORU254311
Notice is hereby given that on the 3rd
day of March, 2012, Cobbs Towing & Re-
covery reserve the right to sale this vehicle
according to the Florida Statutes, Section
713.78. This sale will be conducted at
9:00 AM, at 354 US HWY 90 West, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32433. We will not
take any bids before such date as stated
above, and we reserve the right to refuse
any bid.


Please be advised accordingly.

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185Q

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 12CP21

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CLEO J. MELVIN,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the Estate of
ltc: February 16, 2012 Cleo J. Melvin, deceased, whose date of
182Q death was January 9, 2012, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Walton County, Flori-
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE da, File No. 12CP21; the address of which
I is Walton County Courthouse, 571 U.S.
REGISTER OWNER: Hwy. 90, East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
MILES NEAL GRANT 32433. The name and address of the per-
301 S. BRETT STREET sonal representative and the personal rep-
CRESTVIEW, FL. 32539 resentatives' attorney are set forth below.


DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
HONDA
VIN#: 1HFSC0210DA317823

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

THIS AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT
DAY'S SERVICE STATION INC. AT 11
ARGYLE RAILROAD AVE. ARGYLE, FL.
ON MARCH 30, 2012 COMMENCING AT
7:00 AM. WE HEREBY RESERVE THE
RIGHT TO AUCTION THIS VEHICLE AC-
CORDING TOTHE FLORIDA STATUTES,
SECTION 713.78 IN ORDER TO RECOV-
ER ANY AND ALL UNPAID CHARGES
FOR TOWING AND STORAGE FEES ON
THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR
TO THE DATE OF THE SALE OF THIS
VEHICLE.


All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent, or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.


NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
ltc: February 16, 2012 RIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
183Q FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE BARRED.


Please be advised that the Walton County
Board of County Commissioners will hold
a Special Meeting on February 28, 2012
at 8:30 A.M. to discuss the 2012 Strategic
Plan/Goals and Objectives. The meeting
will be held at the Walton County Court-
house located at 571 US Highway 90, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida.

Please be governed accordingly.
By: Dede Hinote,
Admin Srv Coordinator
Walton County Administration

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184Q
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Design Review
Board will hold a regular public meeting
to hear projects beginning at 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday. March 1. 2012 at the South
Walton County Courthouse Annex lo-
cated at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard,
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. The
Board will hear the following items:

1. BODACIOUS CONSIGNMENT & DE-
SIGN (Project Number 11-001-00038)
This is a sign application submitted by A
World of Signs, requesting approval for a
building sign measuring 36 inches x 163
inches for a total of 40.75 square feet
and a monument sign measuring 8.0 feet
X 10.0 feet for a total of 80 square feet.
The site is at 13381-A U.S. Highway 98
West (parcel number 29-2S-21-42100-
000-0010).
2. HANCOCK BANK- (Project Number
12-001-00006) This is a sign application
submitted by Freeman Electric Co. Inc.,


The date of the first publication of this
notice is February 16, 2012.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
William H. Green
GREEN & GREEN
P.O. Box 609
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-7213
Florida Bar No. 199397

Personal Representative:
Clyde Walker
164 Long Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
186Q
NOTICE OF SALE
ABANDONED PROPERTY

You are hereby advised that bids will be
accepted on entire contents of personal
possessions by public sale in units de-
scribed below at A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.,
1154 U.S. Hwy 90 W., DeFuniak Springs,
FL on February 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM. For
information, call 850-892-4677. We re-
serve the right to reject all bids.

Tony Austin-Unit 240
Melissa Norris-Unit 242
Brittney Beasley-Unit 543
Matthew Beert-Unit-217
Michael Brown-Unit 170
Casey Interprlses-Unit-I49
Stacy Brunson-Unit 507
Dee Ann Degon-Unit 517
Jimmy Varner-Unit 237
Patricia Lowery-Unit 164
Brandon Webb-Unit 316
Debra Wickham-Unit 124 A
Joyce Sissom-Unit 209


William Staats-Unit 340
Marie Teska-Unit 230
Mary Carol Sullivan-Unit 123 H
Paul Capromia-Unit 538
Dawn Cuchen-Unit 133
Patricia Gleason-Unit 155 C
Robert Norman-Unit 79
Joseph Seigler-Unit 123 I
Burt Wilder-Unit 189
Tonya Taylor-Unit 155H, Unit 124 F
Denyonna Reed-Unit 124 C
Crystal Yancey-Units 57,197, and 341

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
187Q

NOTICE OF SALE
ABANDONED PROPERTY

You are hereby advised that bids will be
accepted on entire contents of personal
possessions by public sale in units de-
scribed below at A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.,
2012 U.S. Hwy 90 W., DeFuniak Springs,
FL on February 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM. For
information, call 850-892-4677. We re-
serve the right to reject all bids.

John Stone-Unit 35
Catherine Bryant-Units 5 and 48

2tc: February 16, 23, 2012
188Q

Notice of Final Auencv Action
Taken by the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District

Notice is given that stormwater permit
number 1249 was issued on January 19,
2012, to Vulcan
Construction Materials, LP for the con-
struction of a surface water management
system to provide water quality treatment
and stormwater attenuation for a terminal
facility for the transport, storage and distri-
bution of aggregate materials, located on
the south side of U.S. Hwy 90, DeFuniak
Springs.

The file containing the application for this
permit is available for inspection Monday
through
Friday (except for legal holidays), 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Northwest Florida
Water Management District's ERP Office,
The Delaney Center Building, Suite 2-D
2252 Killearn Center Boulevard, Tallahas-
see, FL 32309.

A person whose substantial interests are
affected by the District permitting decision
may petition for an administrative hear-
ing in accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57 F.S., or may choose to pursue
mediation as an alternative remedy under
Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, and
Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-404,
Florida Administrative Code. Petitions
must comply with the requirements of
Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 28-
106 and be filed with (received by) the Dis-
trict Clerk located at District Headquarters,
81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL
32333-4712. Petitions for administrative
hearing on the above application must be
filed within twenty-one (21) days of pub-
lication of this notice or within twenty-six
(26) days of the District depositing notice
of this intent in the mail for those persons
to whom the District mails actual notice.
Failure to file a petition within this time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of any rights)
such persons) may have to request an
administrative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 129.57, F.S.,
concerning the subject permit. Petitions
which are not filed in accordance with the
above provisions are subject to dismissal.

Because the administrative hearing pro-
cess is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that
the District's final action may be different
from the position taken by it in this notice
of intent. Persons whose substantial in-
terests will be affected by any such final
decision of the District on the application
have the right to petition to become a party
to the proceedings, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.


ltc: February 16, 2012
189Q
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Notice is hereby given that the City of De-
Funiak Springs City Council will conduct a
public hearing for a Variance Request on
Monday, February 27,.2012, at City Hall in
DeFuniak Springs, Florida at 6:00 p.m.

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


RESTORE

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-C


ated but the opportunity to
restore the home, environ-
ment and economy for mil-
lions of Americans.
"Any dollars Washington
received due to the Deepwa-
ter oil spill should be sent
to those that suffered and
survived this horrific event
and not lost into the Nation-
al treasury to be spent on
random pork belly projects,"
Said Gulf County Commis-
sioner Bill Williams and
President-Elect of the Flor-
ida Association of Counties,
"Nothing would be more in-
herently unfair than to have
the federal government
profit from this tragedy."
The event, organized by
the Florida Association of
Counties was composed of
commissioners, supervisors
and presidents from coun-
ties and parishes across
Mississippi, Louisiana and
Florida. Attendees includ-
ed, but were not limited to:

Florida
Commissioner Grover
Robinson, Escambia County
Commissioner Lane
Lynchard, Santa Rosa
County
Commissioner Bill Wil-
liams, Gulf County
Commissioner Warren


Yeager, Gulf County
Commissioner Smokey
Parish, Franklin County
Commissioner Cecilia
Jones, Walton County
Commissioner Alan
Brock, Wakulla County
Councilman Bobby Na-
bors, City of Fort Walton
Beach, Okaloosa County
TDC

Louisiana
President Young, Jef-
ferson Parish
President Billy Nung-
esser, Plaquemines Parish
President Michel Clau-
det, Terrebonne Parish
President Charlotte
Randolph, Lafourche Parish
Councilman Jerry La-
font, Lafourche Parish
Representative Ray Ga-
rofalo, Jr.

Mississippi
Derrick Surrette, Exec-
utive Director, Mississippi
Association of Counties
Jimmy Ladner, Han-
cock County Tax Collector
and Assessor
Steve Seymour, Han-
cock County Board of Super-
visors
Connie Rockco, Harri-
son County Board of Super-
visors, Women of the Storm


Relay for Life



Survivor and



Caregiver Social


The American Cancer
Society Relay for Life is
sponsoring a Survivor and
Caregiver Social at Buster's
Bar and Grill, 125 Poinci-
ana Blvd., on Sunday, Feb.
26 from 7 9 p.m. Cancer
survivors and past or cur-
rent caregivers are invited
to come for an evening of
food, fun, music and prizes.
Gumbo and salad will be


provided by Buster's, or or-
der directly from the menu:
There will be a-cash l'ar.
To RSVP, contact survivor
chairs Rachel Carroll car-
rollr@walton.kl2.fl.us, or
Lindsey Brown, brownl@
walton.kl2.fl.us. Contact
Valerie Brunson, event
chair, at (850) 687-0283 or
at gatorterpl@aol.com with
questions.


Walton Republican


PROPERTY OWNER: Nevin & Sharla Women Federated
Durden Women Federated


LEGAL DESCRIPTION:
Property Parcel
Identification Number:
25-3N-19-19070-000-5200

Physical Location:
54 Plateau Ave
DeFuniak Springs FL 32435

File Number:
2011-VAR-04

A Public Hearing encourages the public to
provide written and/or verbal comments
on the above matter under consideration.
All interested persons may appear at the
scheduled meeting and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed request. Any per-
son who decides to appeal any decision
of the City Council with respect to the mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings'is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.

A copy of the proposed variance is avail-
able at the City Planning Department lo-
cated at the City Hall Annex, 35 US Hwy
90 W, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433, for in-
spection or you may contact the Planning
Department at (850) 892-8571 for further
information.

Gregory L Scoville, AICP /
Planning Director

*PLEASE NOTE: THIS PUBLIC HEAR-
ING IS BEING RESCHEDULED DUE
THE FORMER PULBIQ' HEARING NO-
TICE CONTAINING A SCRIVENER ER-
ROR*

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luncheon meeting Feb. 15

The Walton Republican of Walton County and nc-
Women Federated will be tion of the Clerk of circuit
holding their monthly meet- Court.
ing on Wednesday, Feb. 15 Lunch will e chicken
beginning at 11 a.m. at Car- parmesan wi a pasta side,
rabba's Italian Grill in the caesar sal bread, drink
parking lot of Silver Sands and a rprise dessert for
Mall. Their guest speaker only 18 for members and
this month will be Martha $ for guests. For reser-
Ingle, Clerk of Circuit Court, nations contact Margaret
Walton County. Ingle wil Crozier at 837-5321 or mac-
be speaking on the hist ry rozier@cox.net.


/Friends of'the Walton


County Coastal Library


book sale Feb. 18


Friends of the Walton
County Coastal Library
will hold its huge book sale,
Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. There are many, many
titles to choose from. Find
non-fiction, popular fiction,
new authors, and children's
books. Also find cookbooks,
garden and design, history
collection, art books and
much, much, more. Don't
miss this huge book sale in
the community room at the
Coastal Branch Library.


Plus, take this opportunity
to join the Friends of the
Coastal Library! As a new
member to the Friends,
shop the pre-sale on Friday
from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with
your minimal tax-deduct-
ible contribution member-
ship of $10. Contact Linda
L. Thompson at the Coastal
Library (850) 267-2809, 437
Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa
Beach, FL for more informa-
tion. www.youseemore.com/
walton


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COMMUNITY MEMBERS and visitors turned out in force on Feb. 11 for Seaside's semi-annual yard sale. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


AREA RESIDENTS Don and Helen Schroeder had a
table at the yard sale where they offered copies of Don's book
"Air Raid Nights and Radio Days," which tells the story of
the author's growing-up years in Indianapolis. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


Seaside Yard Sale a great success


By DOTTY NIST

Seaside was jam-packed
with vehicles and people on
Feb. 11, the date for Sea-
side's famous semi-annual
Yard Sale.


The weather called for
a coat or at least a heavy
sweater, but conditions were
bright and sunny. Shoppers
and tables filled with mer-
chandise filled the Seaside
Amphitheatre to overflow-


ing. There was an abun-
dance of quality and unique
items, and there were even
some bargains to be had.

The next Seaside Yard
sale is planned for October.


A SHOPPER checks out the wares at, the French Market Skirts table. (Photo by Dotty
Nist)


PAT CLARK of Destin (right) was very impressed with the handmade scarves at the
table of Kappy Testie (left) and her business partner Sharrye Taylor. The artists are Wal-
ton County residents who make not only scarves, but also handbags and jewelry by hand,
and market their creations regularly at the Seaside Yard Sale. Taylor said of the event "I
wouldn't miss it." (Photo by Dotty Nist)


The 2012


Valentine Tour of Homes February 18


The Cultural ..Arts Al- CAA's Educational Giving
lance (CAA) of Walton Program, which provides
County announces the 2012 $20,000 annually in grants
Valentine Tour of Homes, to Walton County teachers
Saturday, Feb. 18, showcas- and scholarships to need-
i some of south Walton's based students, outgoing
mos unique and stunning high school seniors and col-
reside es. This self-guided lege students pursuing de-
tour will ke place from 10 grees in the arts.
a.m. until p.m., featur-
ing four home tucked into "Tour Chair Nina McCa-
beach neighbors ods along slin-Horn carefully selected
Scenic Highway 30 the five featured homes this
year and each is special in
The Tour provides an its own way," says CAA Ex-
clusive opportunity for the ecutive Director Jennifer
public to explore beauti- teele. "We always aim to
ful homes while supporting fin&-homes that are diverse
the arts in.Walton County. in ag architectural style
All proceeds benefit the and inte, r design. We are
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so grateful for the homeown-
ers who open their doors so
we may see the interiors of
these houses that we'd nor-
mally only get to see in the
pages of a magazine."
The homes featured on
the 2012 tour range from his-
toric to modern. Two homes
in Grayton Beach, including
The Historic Shepherd Cot-
tage (183 DeFuniak Street)
and a renovated cottage
on Western Lake (59 Gar-
field Street), showcase the
neighborhood's deep-rooted
history and scenic views of
Western Lake. In Water-
Color, 33 Sand Hill Court
features the neighborhood's


signature, low-country style
architecture while high-
lighting creative, coastal
interior design. Next door in
the town of Seaside, Breathe
In & Breathe Out in the
Gateway Building offers a
bird's eye view of downtown
and the Gulf of Mexico. At
the far east end of the tour,
a Gulf Front Beauty at 18
Atwoods Court in Rosemary
Beach showcases innovative
design along with sweeping
views of the coast.
While in Grayton Beach,
tour attendees are invited to
visit 30A Studio at the Hi-
biscus Coffee & Guest house
to meet Allison Craft, South


Walton's 2012 Artist of the
Year. Craft specializes in
pearl and leather jewelry
and tour participants are
encouraged to turn in their
ticket stubs to be entered
into a drawing to win an Al-
lison Craft original.

Tickets for the Valentine
Tour of Homes aie $20 in ad-
vance and can be purchased
online at CulturalArtsAl-
liance.com where a map
can be downloaded. Tickets
may also be purchased lo-
cally at the following loca-
tions: in Rosemary Beach
at Amavida Coffee (104 N.
Barrett Square, open daily),


in Seaside at Sundog Books
(89 Central Square, open
daily), at the Bayou Arts
Center (105 Hogtown Bayou
Lane off CR 393, open M-F),
and at Fusion Art Glass in
Grand Boulevard (open dai-
ly). Tickets will increase to
$25 the day of the Tour and
can be purchased at Home
#1 and Home #5 throughout
the day.

For more information
about the Valentine Tour
of Homes and the Cultural
Arts Alliance of Walton
County, visit CulturalArt-
sAlliance.com or call (850)
622-5970.


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