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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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DeFuniak herald
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Physical Description: Newspaper
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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
Creation Date: March 1, 2012
Publication Date: 04/05/2012
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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VOLUME 123 NUMBER 14 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 75e PER COPY


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cially opens to assist
children in need.
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Relay and spring
events this past
weekend in DFS.


By BRUCE COLLIER
The family of a Freeport
man shot and killed by a
Walton County Sheriff a dep-
uty in 2009 filed a complaint
for damages last week in the
United States District Court
for the Northerni District
of Florida, Pensacola Divi-
sion. The lawsuit, Case No.
3:12-cy-139, was brought
by Iris Weekley, personal
representative of the ~estate
of Jeffery Weekley and on
behalf of Katie Weekley as
survivor. Made defendant's
aire h eriff MikeaA kn o
and Deputy Nick Embry, in-
dividuallyr.
The 16-page complaint
alleges negligence, wrong-
ful death, and various
violations of the U.S.~ Con-
stitution including use of
excessive ~force by Embry,
and ~failue on the ~ar~t of
Adkinson to "create, adopt,
and implement rules, regu-
lations, practices and pro-
cedures which clearly direct
sheriffs deputies as to the
appropriate use of deadly
force."
The : complaint alleges
that Adkinson "had a policy,
custom and practice of al-
lowing his deputies to pro-
voke and escalate conflict
with unarmed persons, in
.reckless ~disregard and. de-
iberate, indifference to the
life and safety of'unarmed
citizens, including Jeffery
Wtjekely."
.The lawsuit also alleges
thiat A~dkinson was on notice
that "Deputy Enibry had en-
gaged in bizarre, dangerous,
and deceptive actions while
in his employ," but does not
specify what those might
have been or how Adkinson
knew of them.
Damages sought include
burial and other final ex-
penses, loss of prospective
earnings and estate accumu-


lations, and compensation
for pain and suffering and
loss of support for the dece-
dent's daughter. The events
giving rise to the lawsuit
were well-publicized at the
time of the incident, which
occurred in August 2009.
The complaint alleges
that Deputy Embry was
called to 533 Pope Street
in. Freeport, by a -911 dis-
patch indicating there was a
complaint involving Jeffery
Weekley and Evelyn Burch,
who resided together at the
ahtres eB rchhtl ~E by
residence, and Embry said
he would look for him and
issue a trespassing warn-
ing. The complaint alleges
.that Embry entered a woods
and saw Weekiley lying face
down behind some bushess.
. Embry ordered Weekley to
get up and approach. which
SWeekely did. --Within she-
onds," reads' the complaint,
"Jeffery We'ekley lay dead
on th;e ground as a result of
two gunshot wounds to the
chest." The complaint states
that Weekley was unarmed.
The incident was inves-
tigated by the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE), whose report
agreed that Weekley was
Unarmed. The report noted
that Burch had told Embry
that Weekley was known to
have a knife in his pocket.
Embrjr told the FDLE inves-
tigators that Weekley had
put his hands in his pock-
ets while approaching him.
The FDLE cleared Embry
of wrongdoing, concluding
that he reason to believe
Weekley had a pocket knife`
at the time he was shot. Em-
bry is currently employed as
a deputy.


Ne wMusco gee Cree k


Health Clinic dedicated


FLAME OF
HOPE SPEEDS
TH RO UGH HDE-
FUN.IAK SPRINGS
Law Enforcement
Torch Run ~for Spe-
cial Olympics. 9-A



BRANNON EMAIL
GENE RATES' HEAT
Some calls for r~es-
ignation. 1-C



PAXTO N
BASEBALL 6-0 IN
DISTRICT PLAY
'Central and Lau-
rel Hill wins end
good week for Bob-
CatS. 8-8



FREEPORT BAND
EARNS 11 TH
CONSECUTIVE
SUPERIOR ,
District Concert
Festival honors.
9-B


Story and photos by
BEN GRAFTON

On Saturday, March 31,
a dreary, wet day in Bruce,
Florida, a surprisingly large
haFPp cr~owd. the rnajoyitof
w\hom wrer~e tr'ibal members
in their native dress, braved
the rain at the Muscogee
tribal grounds to celebrate
the. dedication of .the new
federally qualified Muscogee
Creek Tribal Health Clinic,


CHAIR WOMAN ANN TUCKER welcomes the .cyowud to
the clinic dedication.


See CLINIC 12-A


Adkinson
comment on
`lawsuit.


declined to
the pending


MUSCOGEE CREEK TRIBAL HEALTH CLINIC in Bruce, Fla.


guests to the ev nt, which
was organized by state Rep.
Brad Drake.
Putnam told the lunch
crowd that, with construc-
tion and tourism still strug-
gling, agriculture, a $100~
billion business nationwide,
remains "the anchor indus-
try for the Florida econo-
my."
"(It's not the most glamor-
ous, it's not the sexiest, but
it is the most stable provider
of jobs and ad valorem base
and everything else that
See PUTNAM 6-A


in the face of the economic
downturn and spoke of the
potential for growth in the
industry. In attendance at
the question-and-answer
lunch meeting was a who's-
who among county elected
officials, including Circuit
Judge Kelvin Wells, Tax
Collector Rhonda Skipper,
Sheriff Mike Adkinson,
County Administrator Greg
Kisela, and several members
of the County Commission,
among others. Residents
and representatives of busi-
nesses from around Walton
County rounded out the


By REID TUCKER
Visitors to the Red Bay
Grocery usually come for
the restaurant's famous
lunch specials, but Florida
Commissioner of Agricul-
.ture Adam Putnam was the
big draw on Tuesday, March
27, when he talked about
the future of farming in the
state.
The commissioner, who
took ~office in January of
last year, visited Walton
County on the second day of
a three-day-10ng Panhandle
tour in which he touted the
resiliency of agriculture


FLORIDA COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
ADAM PUTNAM touched on several points throughout his
address to those in attendance at the meeting, but his main
topic was agriculture's role as a cornerstone of the state
economy and the potential for growth in the areas of farm-
grown renewable energy. (Photo by Reid Tuckzer)


In 2009 Freeport shooting


Wrongful

death lawsuit


filed ag ainst


Sheriff, deputy


Ag Commissioner Putnam visits

Red Bay Grocery for Q-and-A

With lOcal officials and farmers


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ENTERTAINMENT
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village
By ALICIA LEONARD
Friday, March 30, marked
athree-year long jour-
ney to bring the Emerald
Coast Children's Advocacy
Center(ECCAC) to a new
branch home in DeFuniak
Springs. Local officials, child
advocates and concerned
community members cel-
ebrated the opening of the
child and family-friendly of-
fice located on U.S. 90 next
to the FNBT.com office near
the intersection of SR-83
and U.S. 90.
Julie Hurst, CEO of EC-
CAC, has been in the busi-
ness of offering help, shiel-
ter and support to abused
children~ and their families
for over a decade. Hurst
thanked Walton County
Sheriff Mike Adkinson and
many other community
leaders and business with
helping get the second cen-
ter open to serve children
and families in Walton
County. Previously, families
and service providers had to
meet at the ECCAC office in
Niceville, Fla., which often l
caused hardships for some
families relating to time
and expenses in traveling
for help.
Adkinson'remarked that it
takes an incredible amount
of courage for abused chil-
dren to come forward and
for the professionals that
help these children and fam-
ilies day in and day out to do
such an amazing job. Adki~n-
son pledged support for the
center through a donated
portion of seized funds from
the' Walton Count~y Sheriffs
Office budget.
Attendees painted tiles
to be included -in a proposed
permanent office locale in
the futui-e, and enjoyed re-
freshments donated by local
business, such as a specially
'decorated cake by Winn-Di-
xie, to celebrate the opening.
An:pe--kop~-en ouecel~ebratiort
w~as held after the offcial
ribbon-cut ting ceremony.
Services are offered to
children and their families
at no cost and many differ-
ent agencies will be able to
serve the needs of families
from this secondary loca-


A NEW SHINGLE is out to announce the opening of the
ECCAC and to offer hope for those woho have suffered abuse
as well as an: educational opportunity for residents to help
protect the children in Walton County.





The Proven Professionals



;~~A d~rbQRREA LTY
i~pi' I C----- & Assolates, Inc.-

Joann Welniak

Naylor Realty is proud to announce the
.addition of Joann Weini~ak to the Naylor
Realty Sales Tearn. Joann brings over 17r
years of real estate experience to Naylor
Realty.

Joann is married to Bob Welniak .a Destirl
Boat Captain and has 3 adult children. Joann
looks forward to continuing her real estate
.career with Naylor Realty as one of their
Proven Professionals.

776 Baldwin Avenue, Suite B DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 .
850-951-2488


THE WACC celebrated the opening of the ECCA4C and showed their support for the vic-
tims of child abuse in Walton Countyr.


tion. Hurst identified that
it was through community
support and volunteers that
the dream of a' secondary
center: in W7~alton County
came to be realized. With
April being recognized as
National Child Abuse `Pre-
vention Month, the .timing
of the opening for the center
was perfect. Hurst remarked
ea~ler that with the open-
ing of a center in Walton the
ECCAC ,had already seen
an increase in the number
of victims reported as weH
as services provided for lo-
cal families. The ECCAC
hopes to increase commu-
nity awareness and educa-
tional offerings in the local
community.
Partner agencies iriclude:
the Department of Children
and Families, Child Protec-
tion Team, State Attorney's
Office, Licensed Mental
Health Counselors and local
law enforcement agencies
The center is still in need
of communityy support and
they are looking to hire a
full-time licensed mental
health therapist for the ceri-
ter. Items can also be do-
nated to~ the~ center to help
make the children's' exp~eri-
ences it-ith the center bettCer.
Some of those items include:
journals, washable paint for
therapy, juice boxes, lamps
for playrooms and desks, a
laptop computer, a sound
machine, a flat screen TV -
for the conference room, two


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS MAYOR C. Harcold Carpenter
and ECCAC CEO Julie Hurst chat during the opening of
t~he DeFuniakz Springs braizch of the ~ECCAC.


DVfD players, children's ta-
ble and chairs, a shredder,
sponsors.for each bathroom
to update the tile and floors,
two small shelving units, a
volunteers to pressure wash
the~ outside of the build-
ing and parking area' and a
mrall-mogntect infant :chang.-
ing table.
To find out how residents
can help~ to give a voice to
the children who have suf-
fered abuse and need help,
go to eccac.org or facebook.
com/eccac or call (850) 892-
0280 or; drop by and visit
the center at 256 Hwy 90
East, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433`.


'Crim~e

"i prevention:
. ~0-~Bb%:~ program

_,.,.,,~,.,,,_,,,~scheduled


Valley Vieyv Community
Center, Cr-183, will host a
crime' prevention program,
April 9, at 6:30 p.m. The
Walton County Sheriffs
1)ffibce will present the pro-
gram. All are invited.


Hospice team you knovC and trust
Hometown service Proven care in the community


Enzd-of-life care





N ot-for-profit charitable organization

Our family of caregivers is ready to work together with yours.~
Take the time now.


DeFuniak Springs Community Support Center: 951-0127
Niceville Branch Office: 729-1800 i Crestview Branch Office: 682-3628.
COvenanthiospice.org


BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE (BACA) came out to
showr their support for the ECCAC Open House.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5,2012

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NOTICE OF ELECTION
Book Closing Machine Tesi and EalVotin for the
S eial Election to be held on
Ma 8, 2012

Please be advised that a county-wide special election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Polls will open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm. If you are a registered voter in Walton
Count, yo maycast your vote in this election.

Registration Deadline: The registration deadline (for newv registrations) for this
election is Monday, April 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm. If you wish to change party or if your
signature, name, or address has changed, please come by one of the elections offices and
update your information, or call for a fonn to be sent to you.' Sample ballots are available. on
our website aird in the offices.
Early Voting will take place in the. office of the Supervisor of Elections on the first floor of
the courthouse ~in DeFuniak Springs and the Satellite office in the South Walton Courthouse
Annex at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard in Santa Rosa Beach- first office on the left. ADA
votig euipentis availableupnrqet
Monday Saturday from 8:30 am 4:30 am April 30, 2012 through May 5, 2012.


'
S2 Kids Eat I

F RE E
With Adult Meal
Redeem Sunday Thursday Only
12 Years of Age and..Under
CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT




Domestic Beer

SBuy 1 Get 1

1/2 Price
EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE
PRESENT COUPON TO REDEEM
CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT


Senior Citizen Discount


20% Off


Law Enforcemnent

First Responder Discount

S5% 01 (In uniform)


HAPPY: HOUR

4 8. p.m.
Wednesday Saturday

I10 LITTWell Drinks


$10 O.?IIAny Draft Beer

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Pitcher of Beer



vALUES 00$ 4.00 .
PRESENT COUPON TO REDEEM

CANNOT BE COMBINED WITI-fANY OTHER DISCOUNT


Free Access: Y ou may now track your absentee or provisional ballot, registration -status,
precinct info~rmatio~n and set the correct samnle ballot on our we~bsire.
Go t~o wwwv.votewalton.com/lookup for this information.

`Logic and Accuracy Testing: The machines to be use~d in the polling places will be
te~sted for logic and accuracy. The test will be conducted T/uesday, April 24, 2012 at
4:30 pm in the office of the Supervisor of Elct~ions, 571 'US Hwy 90 E (Walton County
Courthouse) in DeFtutiak Sprngns. All tested machines will be sealed at this time. This
testing is en to the public.

Canvrassing of Absentee Ballots: Oli Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 4 30 pm, the
Conntssing lioard will begin the canvarssing of ~absentee ballots. The remarinder ofth
absentee ballots will be contassedf on. election da\~l starting at 4:30pmi. The Connassing
Board meetings are open to the public and will be held in, the Office of the Supervisor of
Elections in the WTalton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Sorings.

hlsain Offti~ce of the Super isor of E lectionl Satellite Office of the~ Supervisor o

571 US Hwy 90 Easi 31 Coastal Centre Boule\ard. Suite 300
De~Funiak; Synngs. FL ?3233 Sanita Rosa Beach. FL 32-159
I850) 892-S1 Il (850') 622-0744
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


false call to repair a vending
machine. Following the kill-
ing, McCoy escaped and fled
the area. He was eventually
apprehended in Tampa.
Last July, McCoy pled
guilty to premeditated mur-
der and submitted to a pen-


alty phase trial solely on the
question of his sentence. In
December 2011, a jury rec-


ommended 11-1 that McCoy
be sentenced to death. The
sentence will automatically


be appealed to the Florida
Supreme Court, in accor-
dance with state law.


Walton County Circuit
Judge Kelvin Wells followed
the December 2011 recom-
mendation of a jury and sen-
tenced Thomas Ford McCoy
to death for the 2009' murder
of Curtis Brown.- Wells pro-
nounced sentence last week
after citing several factors,


notably the "cruel, calculat-
ed manner" of the killing.
McCoy killed Brown with
a handgun on April 10, 2009,
having lured Brown, an em-
ployee of Coca-Cola Bottling
Company, to the Northwest
Florida State College branch
in DeFuniak Springs with a


WTalton Ar'ea Chamber of Conunerce First
Friday Breakfast sponsored by CH2MHill OMI


J~yne Swift with
CH2MHILL OMI will be
presenting and wil show a.
video presentation on the
state's most precious re-
source, the Floridian Aqui-
fer. More than 8 billion gal-
lons of water a day bursts
forth from Florida's springs
- the most k~nique concentra-
tion of springs on the planet.
At one time, it was thought


to be an endless supply, but
now the demands of man are
starting to exceed availabil-
ity. Join a team on a daring
journey lirto the Floridian
Aquifer as the team follows
the connective path of $ater
through the landscape, their
discoveries lead viewers on
a thrilling adventure about
the miraculous course that
water takes, and the prices


some don't want to believe it
goes.
SThe April 6 meeting
runs from 7 8:30 a.m., at
McLain's Steakhouse, De-
Funiak Springs. Cost is $7
for members; $10 for non-
members Contact Mitzie@
waltonareachamber.com or
(850) 892-3191 for more in-
formation.


Request Absentee~ Ba'llot: 'You maty request an abse~ntee ballot by calling one of our
offices or using the online form on our website. One request shall be deemed sufficient to
receive an absentee ballot for all elctions through the end of the calendar year' of the second
ensumng regularly scheduledi general election (2014) if the voter requests"a~llelections" .


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


The Walton County Sher-
iffs Office (WVCSO) contin-
ues to seekr the public's as-
sistance in locating missing
17-year-old Kristen ~Jones,
.0f Walton County, Fla.
WCSO deputies received
a call Jan. 7 from Kris-
ten's mother regarding her
daughter's disappearance.
DIeputies immediately re.
sponded to her residence.
SThere is no indication or ev-
idence of foix1 play, anid her
mother indicated that Kris-
ten had run aviay before.
The most recent occurrence
was December 2011.
Kristen was last seen
leaving her residence lo-
cated in Laurel Hil, Fla.
On Jan. 4 at approximately
6 p.m. According to her


MI~SSING, Kristen Jones '

poundss and has brown eyes
and shouilder-length browh
hair.
Anyone with any in-
formation -regarding her
whereabouts is encouraged
to contact the Walton Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office at (850)
892-8186 or their local law
enforcement agency. .


TUESDAY
2 Kids Eat Free w/ Adult Meal
12 years of age and under from 6 8:30 p.m.
Kids Night Free Movie
1st Iinovie: 6 p.m.; 2nd: 7:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Ladies Night
S2 for 1 :Well Driliks; 2 for 1 Domestic Draft Beer
Adult Family Movie Night at 9 p,.m.

THURSDAY
Karaoke 7 p.m. till close
'500 Bottomless Domestic Draft
9-i1.m.

FRIDAY
Trivia 7 9 p.m.
Live Band 9 p.m. 1 a.m.
Fish Fry Friday 899

SATURDAY
2 for 1 ~Well Drinks or
2 for 1 Domestic Draft 6 9 p.m.
Featuring Live Band, Special Event or DJ


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Editorial


Cormmentf

*P ERS ONAL

COMMENTS

LETTERSS TO

THE EDITOR


EDITORIAL COMMENT


Spring Break
By BRUCE COLLIER

Going down the Walton County. news list, we have an
assortment of controversies, lawsuits, lawsuits-in-the-mak-
ing, some closure on an old case, and a decision to make
next nionth on the proposed sales tax.
Thomas' Ford Mc'Coy was sentenced to death last week
in the 2009 murder of Curtis Brown, a crime that occurred
right here in DeFuniak Springs.
Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson and Deputy Nick
Embry have been sued in federal court' for wrongful death
in the 2009 fatal shooting of Freeport resident Jeffoery
Weekley. That one is just getting started. .
The TDC has asked for~a ne~w building. Could their tim-
ing have been a little better?
One of our county commissioners is leai-ning that, like
diamonds, email conversations are forever, and that emoti-
cons can't cure everything.
All of which is so engaging that we aren't even talking
about the big decision we have to make in November and
I'm not talking about ham or turkey for Thankigiving.
The week here at the Herald Breeze started out pretty
niuch the same as alivays, a little slow on sports (thank the
rain for that), but as my fies filled up from our hardwork-
ing reporters I soon saw a pattern.
Turning' through these pages, you will see'we had the
opening of the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center's
DeFuniak Springs office. Last weekend (despit'e the rainn,
Relay for Life had the benefit of a chili cook-off and silent
auction, along with the Rhmblin' for.Relay motorcycle ride.
In Bruce, the Muscogee were literally dancing. with joy ovler
the opening of the new federally qualified t ribal health h clin-
ic. Last Thiursday, local lawmen and suppor~ters8 carried the
Flame of Hope torch through the streets to spread the word
on the Special Olympics.
A~llj Woodard, Emerald Coast -Middle School's Ambas-
sador for tthe Ai-t Miles Mural Project and Shoes of Hope,
reported in on her recent wisit to Nuev6 Laredo, Mexico
(smack in the iniddle of drug-war territory) and the Casa
Hogar orpharia~ge. The child may be a~sixth-grader, but
sh~e's got the heart of a paraitrooper. And the faith of:.. ell,
a sixth-grader.' ..
SIn Ease yo~u don't see some of the preceding' ini thi week's
edition, it's because we didnt't h ~ie enough room, and :will
have to hold them for hext' wedk. Last week was Spring
Break for area students, but it was also a break of another
kind, nothing short of an cloudburst of good will, just in
time for Easter. May that rain hold up. ~




Editor:
Subject: Dark Cloud.
There is a dark cloud descending upon .America, Israel
and the world. God has experienced, called and trained
people living who knows withorit a doubt' what to do. These
are God given gifts. We.need them all and: the courage to do
what is godly, moral, fair and right. Only a few are needed
to get good results. If you are readifig this you're the onie.
God has given us, Israel and the U.S. A. his best. .He
expects no less of us. Israel and America has blessed the
word and possess the most experience and best technology
'to solve any problem provided we coritinue to honor God
and receive His blessings. Ungodliness, sin; ignorance and
willful disobedience th God, the Holy Spirit and His imn-
changing word won't get the job done. Pray for all of us not
to be blind. .
William B. Webster
New Harmony Community
DFS

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Editor:
Due to the fragmented political demographic that exists
in northwest Florida, a new type of disenfranchised voter
has come into existence. This condition has nothing to do
with the voter's sex, race, or national o~i'gin. Rather it's
caused by Florida's ridiculouss closed.primary system.- The
disenfranchised voter in our area 4is the Registered Demo-
crat.
It is a fact of ,empirical evidence that many of our local
elected politicians are corrupt, callous or simply inept.' It
is also a fact that they are almost without' exception: Re-
publicans. In far too many cases they have beeri elected in
the General Election without Democrat opposition which
makes the Republican Primary the de facto Gener~al Elec-
tion. because of the nature of a "closed" prima-ry election,
the Registered Democrat has no voice in the: election of
many of his public officials:


My suggestion to all the~ similarly disenfranchised is t~o
change your political registration to Republican. This will
allow you a voice in the entire election process whether
contested by a Demnocrat or not. You niay still vote for a
Democrat when that choice is available, but now you will
at least have a voice when.it is not. You' will now be able
to vote for the. Republican that you deem least repugnant.
The only other change in your life will be that you will now
fall victini to partisan political propaganda that is no more
offensive than the tripe you are currently receiving from
the Democrat Party.
So, my fellow disenfranchised, run, do not walk, to the
elections office, and change ~your party affiliation. Redeem
your voice in local government. The elections are nigh.
: Frank Rosenbaum
DeFuniak Springs, Flai.


royal kiingly lineage said to his followers, "As ~often as yoet
do this, .ao it in rememberarice of-me, for this bread is my
body broken' for you, and this cup is the cup of the New Cov-
enant of my blood which is shed for many' for the Remission
of. sins." Just hours later his beaten and crucified body was
laid in a new tonib from which he arose from the dead three
days later.
Many celebrate his ressurection, and take J~oy in the
knowledge that God has the p~ow~er to raise us from ~the dead
lalso.;.But reniember it was' PaSs-over' when he said as often
as ydui doj this, do it in rememberatice of me, andl if f'oreve'
has not ended, liet's do -it in rememberance of hj~im!

Happy New Yea~r
Ken Kirchhevel
DeFuniak .Springs, Fla.


Editor: .
You might thiink I am a hlttle late in saying H-appy New
Year,- and I confess I am, but only by two weeks In Exodixs
1'2:2 God told Moses; this month -shall be the first month of
the year to you. Then he. tells him about the Passover they
should keep, and how they should keep it as a feast forever.
Exodus 12:14.
So hon ong is forever? It has been over 3,000 years since
that first Passover in Egypt, but forever i-s not ended 'et. in
fact, fo~ever will never end! With that in mind step backi in
time withi me 2.000 years in a land called Judea and a citji
called Jeriusalem. -There Bs now it was spring time and the
city was fullk of people come to celebrate Passover. Each
year theyr celebrated it remembering how: God had sav-ed
them fromS1lavery in Egypt, and they would do it each~ year
for~ the Irest of their lives. One special R~abbi wrho was of the


I'm anirid~lepdehdetyoter participating inla national:lob-
bying camp~aigh: calling on C'onge~ss to hold hearings on the
status of independent voters. The purpose of the hearings
is to examine the ways partisanship is so hardwir~ed into
the political~ system, as to have created structural discr~imi-
naition against iindependents; who polls show are 40 peifceit
of the electorate. As a result of those structural barriers,
independents have ~a second class status.
One example is that Florida and 18' other states shave
closed primary elections where only members, of a politi-
cal party may vote. Independents, including those with no
party affiliation, are expected to finance these primaries,
but are excluded from participating in them. This is a fEornt
of taxation without representation.
Some states (such as Washington, California and now
Arizona) are adopting a different system called a "top two"
open primary Pwhere all voters are allowed to participate


and choose a candidate regardless of party affiliation. The
top two v\ote-getters then go on to the general election. Th~is
'kind of reform. passed in states which have initiative and
referendum, has been aggr~essively. opposed by the political
parties who want desperately to maintain' their contr.010ver
how elections are conducted.
Polls show the number of Americans identifying as in-
dependents has surpassed that of-Democrat' or Republican.
This discolinect-between the growing independence of the
citizenry and the highly partisan' nature of our governing
process-is creating an unhealthy situation for our democ-
racy.
Independents feel structural reforms that .lessen the
power ofgpartisanship are urgelitly needed in order that we
may find genuine solutions to the problems we face. We are
getting organized in Florida towards that goal. :
Duane E. Pike
,Tamp~a


nation will be hard pressed to handle the situation. Fortu-
nately there is an alternative that offers some hope for the
future. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is a type b~f fossil
fuel capable of powering the internal combustion engine at
a significantly cheaper cast that gasoline. Domestic sup-
plies alone could keep American cars, trucks, buses and
trains running well into the next century. Right now there
are more than 12 million vehicles on the roads of the world
running on natural gas. Presently there are 941 natural
gas refueling stations in the U.S. Because the fuel is cheap
and- available domestically, making the switch to natural
gas would save us a lot of money in the long run as drivers
would pay less for gas and governments would not be pres-
sured to fund foreign wars in their quest for secure access
to oil supplies in the Middle East.
Currently available CNG powered vehicles include the
Honda Civic, and pickups from Chevy, Ford and Ram. CNG
is truly the wave of the future and I hope Mr. Work is able
to get this CNG statioil in DFS and save the taxpayers and
consumers millions of dollars. Thank you Mac Work and
keep up the great job.
Earl Hattaway
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:

I am writing this letter in support of Mac Work, De-
Funiak Springs city councilman. Over the past year I have
watched' Mr. Work in his role as Council member, and I
have been impressed with his ability to analyze complex
issues, and his understanding of the impact those-issues
have on the citizens of DeFuniak Springs. Mr. Work is nov?
working on a solution toa problem that affects us all, the
high cost of gasoline an'd its effect on each and' every one of
us. Mr. Work is pushing for the installation of a, natural-
gas pumping station here in DFS that would save millions
of dollars for the city, the county and the school system. The
entire economy, both nationally and internationally has be-
come so dependent on fossil fuel based transportation, that
serious sustained increases in petroleum cost could cause a
worldwide depression and in some places even societal col- .
lapse.
Our nation's existing transportation infrastructure and
the zoning laws that have shaped our developmental pat-
terns were put in place on the assumption that the cost of
fuel would remain low forever. The result is that the U.S.
has become addicted to the internal combustion engine for
its very survival. So when $6 a gallon gas becomes a real-
ity brought about by the coming war with Iran, we as a


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communities need," he said.
"I view the future of agricul-
ture as being very bright,
and the future of agricul-
ture in Florida really is the
future 6f Florida. What hap-
pens to these lands, whether
there are new opportunities,
new commodities, and new
crops or whether -it contin-
ues to contract will shape
the future of our state."
Putnam has been making
his rounds at town hall-style
meetings throughout Flor-
ida since the start of 2012,
and at each stop he fields
questions on several topics.
During his visit to Red Bay,
those questions revolved
around raising awareness
about the economic impact
of agribusiness, promotion


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


standards imposed on Flor-
ida by the Environmental
Protection Agency, which
he said forcibly superseded
the authority of the Florida
Department of Environmen-
tal Protection to regulate
and monitor nutrient over-
enrichment -in the state's
inland waterways. Putnam
said the EPA regulations
were applied to Florida
alone and that the state was
now held responsible for the
nutrient content of rivers,
lakes and other bodies of
water despite many of the
problems originating at the
source of these waterways
in Georgia and' Alabama.
He said care must be taken
to avoid a' so-called "water
war" between the states and
Sthe federal government, as
the agriculture industry will
take the biggest hit.

To conclude the Q-and-A
session, Putnam reiterated
the importance of agricul-
ture in furthering Ameri-
ca's aims at energy inde-
pendence and maintaining
independence in food pro-
duction, all while increas-
ing export opportunities.


recognize it anymore."
The Department of Agri-
culture has also made strides
in renewing consumer confi-
dence in the safety and qual-
ity of seafood in the wake of
the BP oil spml in the Gulf
of Mlexico, with Putnam say-
ing that there have been no
cases of contaminated food
products from the Gulf since
he came into office.
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was also the first in the na-
tion to be put in charge of
a state public school lurich
program. Florida has seen
an expansion to the amount
of more nutritious local pro-
duce on school lunch menus
to the benefit of the state's
farmers and students alike,
Putnam said.
Finally, Putnam talked
about the federally mandat-
ed numeric water quality


With some combination of
Florida's 300 locally grown
agricultural commodities
currently being sold in 120
countries, Putnam said local
farmers are poised to take
advantage of new technolo-
gies and techniques that
can only strengthen the role
they will continue to play in
the worldwide economy. He
said this role is something of
which Florida's farmers can
be proud.
"Resource-based jobs and
resource-based economics
are a critical part of Amer-
ica's future," Putnam said.
"You can't support an econo-
my just by trading paper on
Wall Street. You have to be
a nation that builds things
and creates things and in-
novates when dealing with
tangible, objects that have
some intrinsic value, not
some made-up value that's
set by a bond trader sitting
in front of computer screen,
"People are always go-
ing to have to eat, and in
* the United States only 1 %/
percent of the population is
feeding this planet. That's
an efficiency that no other
industry can claim."


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


of Florida seafood industry,
getting more locally grown
produce in public schools,
and promotion of state's
rights in regard to numeric
water quality standards.
In the area of expanding
agribusiness, Putnam said
Florida is ideally positioned
to take advantage of a po-
tentially lucrative "all-of-
the-above" energy strategy
that encompasses the ex-
tensive use of bio-fuels, or
as he called them, "agricul-
ture-based fuels." Rural eco-
nomic development in other
parts of the country often
involves bringing in an au-
tomobile plant or heavy in-
dustry manufacturing, but
not so in Florida. Putnam
said the state's rural areas


have more options than
their counterparts else-
where when it comes to in-
creasing salaries and creat-
ing: new jobs in agriculture
while enabling farmers to
continue to do what they've
been doing for centuries.
"Energy opportunities are
going to benefit rural com-
munities the most," Putnam
said. "If you look at where
these renewable energy op-
portunities are, they're not
in the cities. They're in rural
communities. It gives rural
communities the opportuni-
ty to create jobs, keep their
young people from moving
away, while not having to
fundamentally change the
character of that communi-
ty to the point that you don't


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nam on Tuesday, March 27. The group talked the future of agribusiness over lunch at the Red Bay Grocery (Photo by Reid
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W~alton County Conunissioner

Sara Comnander relocates office


By DOTTY NIST
Walton Coixnty District
4 Commissioner Sara Co-
mander has opened a new
office in DeFuniak Springs.
The new District 4 office
is located in a modest but
attractive little house built
in the 1950s. It is located on
some county-owned proper-
ty a short distance from the
rear of the Walton County
Administration building.
The small house is on one of

by 'the county in the mid-
2000s.
The previous District 5
St office was. located at 415 SR-
20 in Freeport.
Comander announced her
move at the March 27 Wal-
ton County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC) meet-
ing. .
She said she had very
much enjoyed her time in
(Pho~ Freeport, but that for per-
sonal reasons she had made
the decision to relocate her
office.
The new office is conve-
nient to Comander's home
in DeFuniak Springs.


When, due to redistrict-
ing in 2011, District 4 took
in parts of southwestern
Walton County, Comander
set up an auxiliary office at
the Surfside condominium
on Scenic Gulf Drive. Surf-
side leases the space to the
county for $1 a year. Co-
mander has been holding
office hours there on first
Tuesday and by appoint-
ment on third Tuesdays.
Comander said she
planned to continue with
that schedule at Surfside---
and that she was also will-
ing to arrange to meet with
constituents at the South
Walton- Annex or in Free-
port.
Comander recommended
that the county continue
to lease her previous office
space, at least for the time
being, Bince included with
the lease is 1 1/4 acre of
land that is used for park-
ing and staging county con-
.struction trucks .and other
vehicles. The` rent for the
1,000-square-foot. office
space plus acreage is $1,300
per month.


DISTRICT 4 COMMI;SSITONER Sara Comander at her neiv Chaffin Avenue office.
to by Dotty Nist)


Ve sty ille resid ent k ille a.


in Walton County accider


A Westville -motorcyclist
was killed in an accident
:that took place March 29
on SR-81, just south of J.C.
Siples Road. The Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) re-
port states that Cecil Dur-
wood Harrell, 43, of. West-
ville, was traveling north oin
his motorcycle and entered
a westerly curve. For unde-
termined reasons, the bike
drifted off the paved road
and onto the east shoulders,.
rotated counterclockwide
and overturned, throwing
Harrell from the motorcycle.
Both the bike and Harrell
struck a concrete culvert.


There. were no witnesses,
but a passerbyr located the
motorcycle and Harrel art
6:20 a.m.
Harrell. died of his inju-
ries. There were no other


vehicles or persons involved.
The FHP report states that
Harr~ell was wearing a~hel-
met. An investigation is
penditig into whether or not
alcohol had been a factor. .


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by Northwest Florida Blood Services at the Walton County Health Department complex on
State Highway 83. Mobile Supervisor Linda Ellio'tt said one pint of blood can save the lives
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Walton County law enforcement officers carry


the flame in 2012 Special Olympics Torch Run


By REID TUCKER .-
It seems like the weather
has a surprise in store ev-
ery time the annual Special
Olympics Law Enforcement
Torch Run makes its way
through Walton County,
and the 2012 running was
no exception.
One year there was a
chill in the air, while, tem-
peratures were in the 90s
the next. Last year it was
raining and this year there
was a thick fog all around
the 30-plus law enforce-
nr~ent officers who took part
in the Walton County leg of
the torch relay on Thursday,
March 29. Neverfl~eless, the
so-called "flame of hope" was
carried down the 1.5-mile
stretch of U.S. 90 ending at
the Walton County Court-
house and everything went
off without a hitch.
However, Florida Depat-
ment of Corrections Spe-
cialist Eug~ene Mims, who
has organized the Walton
County torch run for years,
said ~it is only the help of
all branches of local law en-
forcement, that makes the
event seem easy to pull off.
:"I don't want t'o say: it's
getting easier, but we've got
tremendous, support from
all the agencies," Mims said.
"W~e've got such a collective
effort' from so many agencies
.involved.that the challenge
is just to get out here and
Make 1.5 miles, but we're
going to rise to the occasion
and get it done."
There was certainly no
shortage of local agencies
represented at this year's
torch run. The Waltoni Coun- .
ty Sheriffs Office, DeFuniak
Springs Police Department,
Florirda Department of Cor--
rectiozis, ~Walton County
Department of Correction,
Florida Parole Commission,
Florida 'Highway Paitrol,
United 'States Probation


Office, and the State Atter.-
ney's Office all contributed
runners to the 2012 relay.
The Torch Run, the sig-
nature event of the inter-
national law enforcement
comniunity's year-round
support of Special Olympics,
raises an average of $34
million annually and more
than 85,000 officers from 35
countries participate each
year. At the state level, an-
nual torch relays .simiilar
to the Walton County run
take place in 60 counties
around Florida, with more
than 3,000 membei-s of 300
state and local law enforce-
ment agencies volunteering
to carry the flame of hope.
The torch is~carried from
the Alabama/Florida: state
line in Century to the Open-
ing Ceremonies of Flori-
da's annual State Summer
Games at Disney's Wide
World of Sports. The'first
leg of the 2012 Torch Run
began in Escamb~iza County
on March 28 anid the whole
things ends with the~ final
leg -in Osceola County ,for a
combined distance of close
to 1,500 miles.
Included among the run-
ners at the Walton County
relay were several Special
Olympics athletes, among
them Patricia Douglass, who
represented the county at~the
Athens Games last year. As
the runners passed through
the fog down UI1.S,. 90, busi-
ness owners an~d workers as
well as government employ-
ees at City Hall' all came out
to greet them with waves
and words of encourage-
ment. Mims saiid having the
support of the community is
great, since public aware-
ness is what -this phase of
the fund-raisirig campaign
is all about, but having the
special athletes ~run' wYith
him and other officers holds
special meaning.


DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS OFFICER
EUGENE IMIMS, wiho or-
ganizes the event in ~Walton
County each year, holds the
."flaine of hope" ~aloft at the
conclusion of the run at 'the
Walton County Courthouse.
Mims, flankedt by' Special~
Olympics Athletes and fel-
low law enforcement officers,.
said the "energy was conta-
gious" at this year's torch
run. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


"Their enthusiasm is just
contagious," he sasid. -"They
keep us motivated because
they're the reason we're out
there. You can feel the ~en-
ergy coming off of them as
they're running, as- they're
sharing that time with us.
"I want the public to re-
.alize the need for Special
Olympics. These ar~e our
competitors.' They are our
friends and family. I wan~t
people to realize that these
athletes are out. there alid
they need our supportt.'
For more information.re-
gar~ding the Law Enforce-
ment Torch Run or Special
Olyzilpics, visit h~ttp://spe-
cialolympicsflorida~org.


ABOUT 30 RUNNERS, COM~POSED: OF SPECIAL ATHLETES' and lawl enforcembat
officers representing every local agency came out to the 2012 Lawr Enforcement Torch Relay
to ruit a 1.5 mile-stretch of U.S. 90 on Thursday, March 29. The statewide raises awareness
and funds for the Fl~orida Special Olympiiics, held at the end of each spring at Walt Disney
World's Wide World of Sports. (Photo byi Reid Tuckzer)


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We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets
ALL Federal and State re uirements.

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water
and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.
We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources.
We are. committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our watpr source is ground water from 2 wells. The wells draw from the
Floridan Aquifer. Because of the excellent quality of our water, the only treatment process required is chlorine for disinfection pur-
poses.

f you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Judy Williams Billing Clerk at (850) 834-
2716. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our
regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on third (3rd) Tuesday monthly at 6:00 PM at Paxton Town Hall meeting room.
The Town of Paxton routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regu-
Iations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report~ is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to
December 31, 2011. Data obtained before. January 1, 2011 and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in
accordancewlnith the laws, rules and regulations.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonable be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. ~More ~information about contaminants and
potential- health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
4791.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms. and *abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the
following definitions:
Maximum Contamninant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking wvater. MCLs are set as close
to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level 1Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant ~in drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water sys-
tem must follow.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: THe highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. here is convincing
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The Ipvel of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no, known or
expected risk to, health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of th'e use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
'ND' ineans not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milliqriams per liter (mqll) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sam-
ple.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Microarams per liter (uall) one part' by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sam-
ple.
Picocurie per liter (pCilL) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An important part of the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is
a one-time study conducted by water systems to identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes
(THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in,conjunction with their Stage 1 DBPR compli-
an~ce monitoring data, to select compliance, monitoring locations for the Stage 2 DBPR.

2011 CONTAMINANTS TABLE
Contaminant and Uinit of Dtso MCL V'iolation Y/I Le\ el Range of Like(\ Source of
hllasurement (ame./Fr. Nr Derected Results I C \C Contaminarion

Radioactive Contaminants
Radium 2.6 + 22N or PR0N I- Empioln i of ~natrl
comemes....,,o raimI-P O I 0 ? j,,,t
Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
Barium (ppm) MAR O9 1 N ~ 0.008 0.006 0.008 2 2 wastesifdischarge from
metal reaineries; erosion
I' ornanual di-cojits
Chroruum cppb, MALR 093 N 6I 100I Ilrlti Dlip harllt erol~ I>J
astlral depaslts
Erosion of\ nanulr~
deposus.dl~.asebge from
I ..r I- t -,.s. fertth~zer and alurmmum
F uode(pm LIAR & APR 0 01 4 40 factories. Water additive
093 which prormoies stro~ng
ITeeth n~EL bn atOprn~Imum
'~litelj bern rn 0i 7andi

Sodium (ppm) '.1L 4tR 09 1 N.. 2 2- N 4 160 la r t1~kr n~us

Stage I D~isinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP)
Contaminant Dates of hICL Lel Range IL r ILo
eda piu em n sam ling liol ton DeetdR tsMDClfD Lik~el\ Source of Contamination
SAN ILLA= 0.38 M~RDLG .
Chlornec Ippm) EC1 N 0.3 056 =4 ARDL = 4I 0. Halrer addatle ulsed to? cintrlt3 rruerobes

afv)(Lt~5 1h JUL -09 N 8.7 8.1 -9.3 -NA M1CL hl B- cto a g ae isneto
luo. of
Cotainntan UitIates of AL 90th 'sam~Lling AL
of Measurement .sainpling Enceeded Percentile sites MCLG (Action LkeySucofCltmnto
(mod/yr.) 1(N Resunlt ex~ceding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tai Water) ..
Copper Itap wajter! JUN -. Corrosion of houlsehold plumbm~lg s, crems.
(ppm)u SEPa 11N0 t OF 10l I 3 1 3 eroslaln of natrlirl deposits, leachlng; from Li odJ
Lead unp nalcr nn1 RM N 23 0OF1 5 onpson or ho~usehoi plu~mtun sy slems, criason

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it. dissolves naturally occurring minerals and,' in some cases,
radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water ih~clude:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may' come' from sewage treatmeiit plants, .septi~csystems, agricultural
livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be. naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwvater runoff,~ indus-
trial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and, gas productipn, mining, or farming.'
(C) Pesticides.and h'erblicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban st'ormwater runoff, andl residential
uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile oi~ganic chemicals, which are by-productsgof industrial processes
and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result~ of oil and gas production and mining activities'.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young ~children. Lead in
drinking water is primarily from materials and' components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Town of Paxton utilities is
responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When
your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to
2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you- may wish to have your water
tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline or at http~://www.epa.gov/safewater/Iead.
Iri 2011 the Department of Environmental Protction p~ei-formed 'a Source Water Assessment on ciur system. The assessment was
conducted to provide information about any potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are three potential
sources obf'contamination identified for this system with moderate susceptibility levels. The assessment results are available on the
FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website eit www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp or they can be obtained from Town of
Paxton (850) 834-2176.
In, order: to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by public wAter systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply, it may be necessary to make improvements in your water
system. The costs~ of these improvements may be reflected in the rate structure. Rate adjustments may be necessary in order to
address these improvements.


Some people may be more vulnerable to contammnants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised
persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people
with HIVIAIDS or other immune system- disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.
These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.~ EPAICDC guidelines on appropriate
means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological, contaminants are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426.4791).
19@ at Town of Paxton would like ~you to understand the. e/bitts we make to continually improve the water treatment proc-
ess and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions
or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


DO YOU HAVE THINGS TO SELL;, but no place to sell
them? The AmnVets Post: #178 has the place; a prime loca-
tion right on U.S. 90 W. The Ladies Auxiliary wil be host-
ing. a yard sale' on Sattirday, April 1~4 with ~spaces avail-
ab1 .
A 10x10 space is $10. Need a table?' They w~ill be pro-
vided, first come, first served. Set-up time is 7 a.m. and the
sale w~ill .run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Any family appropriate items iay be sold including v\ard
sale or baked goods. '
The post building is on the north side of Hwy 90W,, 2.3/4
miles west of U.S. 331 N. This is prime yard sale space.
Call to reserve space r~ighti now. Call Faye at (850) 892-
6407, Kathy at (850) 892-6986, or Rickie .at (850). 859-
2187.



Traffie stop leads to

metha~mphetammie arrest


PAGE 10-A

DeFuniak Springs

Police invite all to the

Third Annual Rodeo:


THE DeFUN~IAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


I i


the country is the ability to
operate through community
donations aind fundraisers.
Each center is responsible
for raising funds to p for
the operating expenses' nec-
essary to keep the club go-
ing. They encourage every-
one to come out and support
the local youth.

Sponsorship opportuni-
ties for the event~ are avail-
able at www.bgcec.com.
In-kind sponsorships and
donations to help put on a
successful event are also be-
ing sought. If interested in
sponsoring this rodeo, con-
tact Ashley Sweeney at (850)
585-2981 or asweeney@chel-
co.com.


DeFuniak Springs Police
is proud to announce their
Third Annual Rodeo and
their partnering with the
Bos&Girls Clubs of th
Emerald Coast,
The event will feature
barrel racing, bull riding,
vendors and family fun.
The rodeo will take place
on~ Saturday April 7, at 7
p.m. at the Walton County
Fairgrounds in DeFuniak
Springs ~Florida. Gates are
schedule to open a't 5:30
pim.
The goal of the rodeo is
to raised funds to help the.
Teen Center become self-
sustaining. One of the suc-
cessfuil attributes of Boys &
Girls Clubs models across


On March 30, the Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Office
executed a search. warrant
at 338 Bruce Avenue in De-
Funiak Springs, This is the
residence of .Brandy J. Gagy-
d~on, 27, arid Charles Lester
Johnson'dr 28.
IThe search resulted from
azi investigation, ~lasting
several months that culmi-
nated with a traffic stop of a
vehicle occupied by Johnson
and Loranda Ann Nelson,
27. A Walton County Sher-
iffs Office K-9 Unit stopped
Sthe vehicle after, witnessing
a traffic violation. During
the traffic stop,~ a 11ypoder-
mic needle and listed chemi-
cals usedin the manufacture
of methamphetamine were
discovered in Johnson's and
Nelson's possession.
~Utilizing information
from the traffic stop and
from the investigation into
the activities at the resi- l
dz cnn hove the lat severa
was secured. Upon execu-
tion of the search warrant, a
large clandestine metham-
phietamine manufacturing
lab was discovered along
with several more hypo-


dermic needles and .other
paraphernalia. A t rafficr-
ing amount of methamphet-
amine .oil wras .recovered
during the search nvar~rant
as well.
Johnson. Gavd~on anid
Nelson w~ere all arrested
and charged with manufac-
ture of methamphetamine,
trafficking in methamphet-
aniine and possession of
drug paraphernalia;. All
three subjects were t~rans-
ported to the Walton Countjr
Department of Corrections
for booking and first appear-
ance.


GAYDON


JOHNSON ;


On March 28, at approxti-
mately 9:16 p.m. Detectives
from the DeFuniak Springs
Plce made an investigt-
tive stop that led to multi-
drug related arrest.
Detectives found what is
known to them as a "drug
kit." The' known "drug kit"
can contain items such as,
needles, straws cut in small
lengths,~ baggies, .razor
blades,. scales and so on.


The investigation was
concluded with the arrest of
Stormi Kendall Clemmons *
27, for possession of meth-
amphetamine, possession
of listed chemicals used to
manufacture methamphet-
amine, and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Clem-
mons was transported to the
Walton County Department
of Corrections.


2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Re ort

Town of Paxton


Investigative stop


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

DeFUNItAK SPRINGS POLICE REEPORT


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City of Freeport
WO RKING WATERFRONT

S.PUB I.IC WO RKS HOPS


The City of Freeport has made ap location to the
Department of Economic Opportunity to be designated a
Waterfronts Florida Community. The City has designated a
Working Waterfront Planning Area (below). .


WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


;......, ii;. ....ri ~ .1.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING :i
The Walton County Planning Com'mission will hold.a public h'eanag on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard at the Walton County Gourthouse Annex fodated at 31. Coastal Center Blvd, Santa Reqa Beach, Floride to
Consider theiadoption of the following Ordinances of Walton Counly. Flonds Adopting Small Scale Fultue Land Use Map Amendments to the Wallonl County' Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoptions; Amending the Future Land Use Map; Repealing All
Ordinances in Conflict Herewith; Providing for Severability and Confkils and Providing for an Ellectlve Date
The following' map amendments will be heard:
SSA 2012-02: Charles Ryan is requeding the adoption of an Ordlnance of Walto County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to the Walto County Comprehensive Plan, Setting Fortt the Authority for Adophion, Amending the Future Land Use
IVap; Repealing AII Ordinances In Connflc Herewlth- Providing for Severabrllly and Confilets, and Prollding for an Eflective Date The Ordinance proposes to amend 1.75 l- acres In Walton County north of the Choctawhalchee Bay. on1 paoperty Identified by parcel number 34-1S-19-
23000-013-0000, from the Rural Village Future Land Use Category to Light Inldusinal Future Land Use Category, or a lesser Intense calegory The property Is located on the east side of US Highway 331, In the Freeport area
SSA 2012-03: Sara S. Taveprungsenukul is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Waiton County, Florida Adopting a Small Scale Fulure Land Use Map Amendment to the Wallon County Comprehenslve Plan, Setting Forth the A~uthor~iyfor Adophonl, Ameending the Future
Land Use. Map; Repealing All' Ordinancs in Conflict Herewith; Prov diog for Severabillty and Conflicts, and Providing for an Effective Dale The Ordlnance~ proposes to amend 0.14 +/- acres in Walton County south of the Choothwhatchee Bay, on property Identified by parcel number
12-3S-20-34030-00N-0120 and 0130, imom Residentsia Preservation Future Land Use Calegory to Neighborhood Commercial Fulare Land Use Category. or a lesser rnlense category. The property is located at the Intersection of County Road 30A and Flounder Street.
SSA 2012-04: Peter DeFranco is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Walton County. Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan, Setting Forth the Authonry for Adoption; Amending the Future Land Use
Map Repealrng All Ordinances In Confisct Heurewih' Providing for Severablilly and Conflicts, and Providing for an Effective Date The Ordinance proposes to amend 0) 26 I- acres in Wallon County south of the Choztawvhatchee Bay, on property Idenhised by parcel number08-3S-19-
25200-00A-0010, from Residenhal Preservallon future Land Use Category to Nlelghborhood Commercial Future ILand Use Category The property Is located on the east side of the intersection of Pine Streel and Deblunak Street, in the Grayton Beach area.
SSA 2012-05: L & V Investments LLC Is reqrueslang the adoption of an Ordinance of WVallon County. Florida, Adopcng a Small Scale Fulure Land Use Map Amendment to the Wlalton County Comprehensive Plan, Setting Forth the Authority for Adophion, Amending the Future
SLand Use Map Repealing All Ordinances In Confkit Herewith, Providlng for Severabllity and Confldcs and Providlng for an Effective Date The Ordinance proposes to amend 2 32 rl- acres In Wallon County south of the Choctawhaktche Bay, on property Identified by parcel numbers
28-2S-21-2000-003-00)20. 28-2S-21-420j00-027-0j010, and 28-2S-21-42000-025-0050, from Coasla Center Future Land Use Category to Coaslal Center Mixed Use Future Land Use Calegory The property Is located on the east side of the intersection of S Geronlmo SI and US 98,
in the Miramar Beach area.
SSA 2012-06: BMR Funding. LLC is requlesting the adoption ofan Ordinance of Walton County FRonda. Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to the Wallon County Comprehensive Plan, Setling Forth the Authorlty for Adoption, Amending the Future Land
Use Map, Repeallng All Ordinances in Confirc Herewith, Providing for Seerebillity and Conflicts, and Providing for an Effective Dale The Ordinance proposes to amend 1 2 l- acres In Walton County soulh of the Choclawhatchee Bay. on property Identified by parcel numbers 14-
3S-19-250190-007-01410 from Neighborhod Commercial Future Land Use Category to Neighborhood Infill Future Land Use Calegory The property Is located on '4; male east of the Intersection of CR 395 and 30j-A In the Seagrove Beach area.
SSA 2012-07: William Wallace Is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Wallon County. Flonda. Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan. Setting Forth the Authonity for Adoption Amending the Future Land Use
Map: Repealing All Orcllnances In Confilner evrewih Providing for Seveability and Confiscts, and Providing for an Effectrve Date The Ordinance proposes to amend 2 074 ri- acres In Walton County south of the Chodlawuhatchee Bay on1 property Identified by parcel numbers 19-28-
19-2409i-i0-000-008 19-25-19-24090-000-0045 and 19-2S-19-24090-000-0400ji from Residential Preservahion Future Land Use Category to Nelghborhood Inill Fulure Land Use Calegory The property Is located on il2 m~ie weast of the Inersechon of Chat Holly and US 331.in the
Santa Rosa Beach area.
SSA 2012-15: Eillot Mitchell is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Wallon County, Flonda, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to the
Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authonlty for Adoption Amending the Future Land Ulse Map, Repealing AII Ordinances In Confilo Herewith,
Providling for Severability and Conflicts; and Providing for an Effedive Date The Ordinance proposes to amend 10 acres or less In Waltoln Coulnty south of the iB-sis
Choctawhatchee Bay, on.ptoperty identified by' parcel number 29-28-20-33000-060-00~00. from Conservation Resldenlsal 2 units per acre Land Use Calegory to ..
Neighborhood Infill Futur Land Use Categol.ry, ora eserintense lcatgoy Thepropertyis located on the eat sde ofE eittRoad northl m oftelatsection of WY /e-n '.... ?
98W an~d E. Hewitt Road; man -
SSA 2012-17: Blocker Investments is requresting thie adoption of an Ordinance of Walton County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land.Use Map r,
Amendment to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoption; Amending thelFuture Land Use. Map; Repealing All Ordinances in Conflict "
Herewith; Providing for Severability and Conflicts; and Providing for an Effective Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend ~6.27 +/- acres in Walton County north of the T
Choctawhatchee Bay, on propertyjdentified by parcel numbers 02-3N-1 9-19000-005;0040, from.Qeneral Agriculture FuturetCand Use Category to Neighborhood i
Commercial Future Land Use Category. The property is located southeast of the intersection Triple G Road and CR 1883, near the County Correctional facility.
SSA 2012-20: Powel Family Investments, LTD is requesting th~e adoption of in Ordinance of Walton Coulntyt Florida Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use~ Map
Amendment to the Walton County C~mprehensive Plan; Seting For~thhe Authonity for Adoption Amending the Future Land Use Mlap. Repeahing All Ordinances in.Confief'
Herewith; Provldlng for Severabllity and Confldcs, and Providing for an Effective Date The Ordinance proposes Io amend 4.57 mi- acres in Walton County north of the 3
Choctawhatchee Bay. on property identified by parcel numbers 27-6N-2 1-0000-0)01-01080 and 27-6N-21-40000)-001-0010! from Rural Resldential Future Land Use '
Category to Urban Residential Future~ Land Use Category, or less intense use The property Is located west side of Lake Jackson, southeast of SR 85 andl Lake Road. -
The parcels are lake front parcels.. one~rc
SSA 2012-21: SELRAHC, LP is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Walton County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to
the Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Aoption; Amending the Future Land Use Map; Repealing AII Ordinances in Conflict Herewith; 6
Providing for Sevrerability and Conflicts; and Providing for an Eifective' Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend 6.64 +/- acres in Walton Countyr north of the
Choctawhatchee Bay, on properly identified by parcel numbers 27-6N-21 4D0000-01-0030 and 27-6N-21-40000-001-0011, and 1.53 acres of 278-N40060-001-0010from .. ---
.~Rural Residential Future Land Use Category to Urb~an Residential Future Land Us'e Category, or less intense use The property is lcated wes side of Lake Jacksonc
southeast of SR 85 on Lake' Road. The parcels are located on both sides of the road.
SSA. 2012-22: SELRAHC, LP is requesting the adoption of an Ordinanch of Walton County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to r-n~-- -
Sthe W~ialton County Comprehehsive: Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoption; Amending ~the Future Land Use Map;.Repealing AII Ordinances in Conflict Herewith; i
Providing for Severability and Conflicts; and Providing for an Effective Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend 4.88 +/- acres in Waltdn County north of the
Choctawhatchee Bay, on property identified by parcel number, 27-6N-21-40000-029-0000, from Rural Residential Future Land Use Category to Rural Village Future Land
Use Category. The property is located southeast side of Lake Jackson, on Lake Jackson Drive. The parcel is split by Lake Drive into two parcels. ( ".II
SSA 2012-24: Charlie Plauche is requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Walton County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to
the Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoption; Amending the Future Land Use Map; Repealing All Ordinances ir Conflict Herewith;
Providing for Severabiliity and Conflicts; and Providing for an Effective Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend 9.83 +/- acres in Walton County south of the
Choctawhatchee Bay, on property identified by parcel number, 24-2s-20-33180-000-0540, from Conservation Residential 1:2.5 Future Lahd Use Category to Small q'
Neighborhood Future Land Use Category. The property is located east of Nellie drive, approximately 1/3 mile north of Chat Holly.
SSA 2012-25: Old Seagrov4 Viillage, LLC is ie'questing the adoption of an Ordinance of Walton County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendment to the Walton Cduntyr Comprehiensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authorityi for Adoption; Amendin~g the Future Land Use Map; Rdpealing All Ordinances in Conflict
SHerewith; Providing for Severability and Conficts; and Providing for an Effective Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend 1.39 +/- acres in Walton County south of the -

Category to Low Density Residential Future Land Use Categ~ory, or a lesser intense category. The property is located 0.10 miles east of the intersection of Seagrove --
Village Drive and County Road 395. Z4
SSA 2012-26: Walton County is 'requesting the adoption of an Ordinance of Walton County, Florida, Adopting a Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment to an-u C
the Walton County Comprehensive Plan; Setting Forth the Authority for Adoption; Amending the Future Land Use Map; Repealing All Ordinances irf Conflict Herewith;
Providing for Severability and Conflicts; and Providing for an Effective Date. The Ordinance proposes to amend 10 acres or less in Walton County north of the nol~ as a-u
Choctawhatchee Bay, on property identified by parcel number 01-1 N-1 9-17000-001-0000, from Estate Residential Future Land Use Category to industrial Future Land
Use Category, or a lesser intense category. The property is located approximately 300 feet north of intersection of Rock Hill Road and O~i Road, approximately 1.2 miles ~C ~ lJ
east of the intersection of US 331 and Rock Hill Road.- --- ---4
if any interested person should decide to appeal the decision of the Board or the Planning Commission with regard to these proceedings, he or she will need a record -
of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. Such record should include evidence and testimony upon which the appeal is to be based. Il?3i:
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or commissioner of any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of any PI:
county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision, whibh has scheduled a meeting at which official acts are to, be taken ~recslves, at least 48 hours prior to the nlr
meeting, a written request by a physically handicapped perfidr-'to attend the meeting, directed to the chairperson or director ofsudh board, commission, agency, or
authority, such chairperson or director shall provide a manner by which such~ person may attend the meeting at its scheduled site or reschjedule the meeting to a site which
would be accessible to such person.
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 proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure tha a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. i or
Please be advised accordingly. Bit ed ,;rsl #486-12 2tc: 3-29;4-5


mestic, criminal mischief,
trespassing occupied struc-
ture or conveyance,
*Roberto Herrera .Guz-
man, 37, DFS, Operatiig
motor vehicle w/o valid DL,
*James Harold Jones,
41, DFS, Battery domestic.


DeFuniak Springs Police
arrested the following peo-
ple during the week ending
April 1, 2012: -

Mindy Sue Woolery, 32,
Address not given, DWLSR,
tormi Kendall Clem-
mons, 27, Marianna, Posses-


sion of methamphetamine,
poss. of listed chemical,
poss. of paraphernalia,
*Tonya Michelle Davis,
33, DFS,.Battery domestic,
*Dimitri Clifton Hale,
20, DFS, Battery,
.*Reginald Bernard Dur-
ham, 38, DFS, Battery do-


*' Kenneth :Lamar Doug-
las, 36, SRB, Larceny $5,(000'
10,000, dealing in stolen
property,
*Jamie `Hilliard,: 32,
C~restview, MVOP,
*Patrick Ryan Lee Ow-
ens, 30, PDL, MVOP,
*Philip Allen Simmons,
29, DFS, MVOP, FVOP,
* Carman.Kathileen Brad-
ford, 41, Freeport, Warrant,
*April Dawin 'McKinley,
31, SRB, Fraud,~'
*Jeb. Stacey Poston, 32,
Freeport, Simple: assault,
battery domestic,
Michael' iiAntae
White, 26, DFS, Fraud,
*David Marshall Price,
56, Seagrove Beach, Munici-
pal ordinance violattion,
*Mark Henry Br~adshaw,.
47, DFS, MVOP,
*Wal~Eter Alono Ca'rmahi, ~
65, DFS, FVOP,
*Dearon Thomas Car;-
roll, 83 DFS, Simple assault
on firefighter/EMT/etc.
Jason Allen Hamilton,
S32, PDjL, FTA, :.
*; Lelana Sheree Hutch-
erson, 32, Samson, FVOP,
*Timothy Lee Rackley,
54, Pensacola, DUI,
.*Janie :Ramirez, '35,
Waynesboro, Miss., FTA x2,
*Adam ~Ray .Rohn, ~38,
DFS, VOP,
*Jason Evon Watson, 34,
Floral, FTA. .


Walton County Sheriffs
Deputies arrested the fol-
lowing people during the
week ending April 1, 2012:

*Johnny Dewayne
Sparks, 26, Red Bay,
FVOP,
*Joseph Lewis -Arm-
strong, 21, Fre'eport, Un-
armed burglary. 0f ~unoccu-
pied conveyance, petit theft,
*Phillip Joseph Free-
hling, 27,.DFS, DUI,
*John Gregory Mills, 25,
Mary Esther, VOP',
*Tiffany Ann Bland, 21,
SSRB, Battery,
Robert Loren Boren, 34,
DFS, Battery domestic,
Garrett Christopher
Fincke, 20, Miramar Beach,
Possession of cocaine, poss.
of marijuana, .
*Jasmine Marie Foret,
18, DFS, Battery, .
*~ Bran~dy Jean Gjaydon,
27, DFS, Production of
methamphetamine, traf-
ficking niethamph~etamine,
poss.of drug equipment,
Jacob Colby Hammon,
21, Unarmed burglary oflun;
occupied structure x3, larce-
ny' grand .theft x2, criminal
mischief x2,
*Brant Dean Harris, 42,
DFS, VOP, ,
*- Tonya Denise Howell,
27, Freeport, Disorderly in-


toxication in public place
causing disturbance, resist-
ing officer w/violence,
Clharles Lester John-
son, 28, DFS, Possession of
listed chemical wi/intent .to
manufacture controlled subj-
stance, poss. of drug equip-
ment, ~production of meth-
amphetamine, trafficking in
methamphetamine.
*Loranda A~nn -Nelson,
27, DFS, Possession of drug
equipment x2, production of
methamphetamine, traffick-
ing in methamphetamine,
Jeremy James Odom
24, DFS, BatteryS,
*Zachary M)Iason Pitts,
22, SRB, Unarmed burglary
of unoccupied structure x3,
criminal mischief x2, larce-
ny grand theft x2,
*Tyler Thomas Welsch,
S20, Niceville, DUI,
*Jody Lee Briley,: 33,
SRB, Larceny $300 5,000,
*Jerry iVayne 'I'uggle,
31, DFS, Warrant,
*Kelly :Patiich Hurley,<
31, Destin, MV'OP. .
*Douglas Richin'd Ray-
mond, 33, Laurel Hill. War-
rant, .
*Timothy Lee Parish. 28,
Mlilton. MVSOP.-- .
Aatthew; Ralph Brown.
32, Panama City;, FTA,
*Steven Joshua Dinkle,
S26, PDL, Warrant,


Please be: advised that the City of Freeport .will h~old a
.series of_ workshops hosted by the Freeportf Planning.
'BOard, in order to gain publice input; regarding economic
opportunities ~and' priorities for the designated area. The
workshops will be held in the freeport City Hall Council
Room at 7:00. p.m. on the following dates;: April 4, 2012,;
April 18, 2012 and May 2, 201-2.

In accordance~ with Section 286.26 Florida Statutes,
persons with disabilities' needing special accommodations
to participate in these workshdps should contact the City
Clerk's -office ~at 850-835-2822 -by 5:00 ~p.m. lon the day:
prior to the meeting.
(: .i;. #488-12 2tc: 4-5,19







THE DeFUTNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


A LINE DANCE CLOSED THE CEREMONY.


PAGE 12-A


PANCARE RECEIVES grant of $100,000 from Blue
Cross Blue Shield Foundation.


CHANTING AND CIRCLE DANCING to the drum beat.


for lunch after which tribal
members participated in
native dances accompanied
by chants with rhythm pro-
vided by a very large native


drum laid on its side and
played by a team of drum-
mers.
At the dedication, Tribal
Chairwoman Ann Tucker,


welcomed the crowd, fol-
lowed by remarks by Pan-
Care President and CEO
Mike Hill, Walton County
Commissioner Scott Bran-
non and'U.S. Congressman
Jeff Miller.
The highlights of the ded-
ication were the presenta-
tion of a $100,000 operating
fund grant to PanCare by
the Blue Cross Blue Shield
Foundation and a ribbon
cutting ceremony with all
of the dignitaries having
hands on the scissors.








.ATTENDEES ENJOYED
REFRESHMENTS, rig-ht,
under cover froin the ~rainy
skies.


MIKE HILL, president and CEO ofPanCare at last week-lr
end's health clinic dedication in Bruce.


BRAVING~ THE RAIN,
many attendees were attired
in traditional Muscogee
garb.


COLOR GUARD prepares to present the: colors.


REP. MILLER joined in the celebration dance.


1


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that is operated by PanCare
of Florida, Inc.
Hamburgers with the
trimmings, hot dogs and
soft drinks were provided


CONTINUED FROMV PAGE 1-A


For trusted OB/GYN care,

know where to turn.

W\hetther you're starting a family or pre~paring fo~r a healthy; menopaujte, you n~ee a doctor
y~ou can trust. Fortunaltely, Dr. Janet Hamby andl Dr. Gregory Coates are` here for y.ou. They~
provide: care for wo;cmen at everyn stage' of life. Their goal ii to prot\ide7 quality care7 for patie~nts
with indilidualized attention and education to he~lp them make~c informed deciisionsj. Thev
~-~~j~E ,~plrcL continue to see~ patients in Cret-iew\ andl hat-e now~
~DIIIOllln~adde~d hours at Gatew~ay Med~ii cal linic, located at
:.6. ~10-15 U.S. Hw~y. 331 5, Suites~ D & E, in Def~uniakl
Springs. To schedule an appointment, please
~ t;.Z' '5~9~~call 850-689- BABY' (2229).


laner Hamb! MI D. Gregory' Coatib M.D.






Til'O7 LOCA-TIO)NS:
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DAVID WHITE was cooking White House Chili for COPE
Crusaders chili cook-off.


WILBUR BURKETT enjoyed buying a cup for the cause
from Celeste Truett.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


PAGE 1-B


Story and photos by
ALICIA LEONARD
Relay for Life events and
springtime fun made last
Saturday morning a great
day in DeFuniak Springs.
Rumblin' for Relay brought
out riders from across the
panhandle to ride for Re-
lay for Life team Reach Out
Walton County, headed by


steering committee mem-
bers Melissa Harbin and
Amy Bell. Bikers brought
the fun and didn't let the
bad weather deter them
from riding for the cause to
fight cancer. Participants
lined-up at VFW #4437 in
Defuniak Springs for the
mystery ride and a good
cause.


Just a skip and a hop
down the street, parents
and kids enjoyed picking out
ducklings, chicks and bun-
nies, a sure sign of spring at
Ace Hardware. Baked goods,
snacks, sales and a friendly
chicken man greeted and
welcomed shoppers from all
over the area.
Over at the Walton Coun-
ty Fairgrounds, the COPE
Crusaders Relay for Life
tearr was really cooking
with a chili cook-off and si-
lent auction benefiting their
Relay for Life team. The
chefs shared their world fa-
mous chili recipes with resi-
dents for a mere $5 ticket
donation for the very worthy
cause to support cancer sur-,


vivors and hunt for a cure.
Saturday was chock-full of
fun events and a sure sign
that spring has sprung.


IIIIIIIK 1~88er ~ ,~ I
THIS YOUNG man en-
joyed picking out a fl~uffy
bunny to take home.


AMY BELL and Melissa Harbin (1-r) for Reach Out Wal-
ton County and members of the steering committee for Relay
for Life were pleasantly surprised with the number of rid-
ers that braved potentially bad weather to take part in the
Rumblin' for Relayevuent.


KlDS OF ALL ages enjoyed picking out chicks, bunnies
and ducklings at Ace Hardware this past Saturday morn-


JAN PICKERING and Greg Martin didn't let the weath-
er deter them from riding for a good cause at the Rumblin'
for' Relay for Life poker run this past weekend.


AMANDA WALTON, Sonya Shepard, Leanne Lloyd and
~Kristyrna Evens (I-r) were cooking for the cause ~to cure can~
cer at the COPE Crusaders chili cook-off.


TERRY GENTR Ysigns up to ride for a cure for Relay for
Life.


PAULA AND BILLY TURNER enjoyed sampling all the
fine chili for Relay for Life. KOLEMAN TRUETT woas serving up Mark's Chili and
Monique Darby wuas happy to buy a cup for a good cause.


THE RIDER KNOWN AS MULE.


VONETTE GRIFFITH and Lethe Miles (1-r) were cook- THE CHICKEN MALN waved shoppers into Ace Hard-
ing up the perfect chili storm to raise funds for Relay for were for Chick Day this past Saturday morning.
Life.


MULE LED THE PACK at the Rumblin' for Relay ride.


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SATURDAY, APRIL 2
6 A.M. NOON

listen GivO

Cash or Checks Payable To
Waltonr County Special Olympics

Bring by WZEP AM 1460
Mi F, 6 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m.- N oon
or mail to
WEEP Special Olympics
PO Box 627, DeFuniah Springs, FL 32435

Call 8~92-3158 to Pledge
Give Name, Address &r Amount

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This day I will marry my best friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, love
Arnanda Marie Cook


~and
Cody Douglas Roy
together with their parents
hope that you willo join i
this celebration on
SSaturday, the fourteenthi of Aprdl
two' thousand and twelve
at 4:30 in the evening.
1331 Nellie Paul Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433


Jennifer Fletcher was re-
cently award the title 2012
Walton County's Miss Heart
of the USA Ambassador.
Jennifer is the daughter of
Dru Davis of Freeport, Fla.
She will enjoy a fun filled
year of making appearances
and being involved in her
community on behalf of the
Missj Heart of the USA Or-
ganizati~on. Look for her :as
,she participates in events in
the local area and be sure to
congratulate her on her ac-
complishment. .
The Miss Heart of the
USA Pageant strives to pro-
vide contestants with the
opportunity to have fun, es-
tablish lasting friendships,


build confidence, and self-es-
teem; all while encouraging
them to get involved with
'Organizatiorks in their com-
munities that benefit those
in need. Miss Heart of the
USA Queens are involved
at the local level with many
charitable organizations.
Jennifer will be repre-
senting Walton County
Sat the 2012 Noith Florida
State Miss Heart of the
USA, where she will be com-
peting for $2,000 in scholar-
ship money. Winner's of the
2012 North Florida State
pageant will advance to
the Miss Heart of the USA
Nationals in Orlando, Fla.,
where they will have the


opportunity to compete for
a $5,000 Supreme Beauty
Scholarship.
The Miss Heart of the
USA pageant began as a
food drive for a rescue mis-
sion whose pantry was low
and blossomed into a Na-
tional Pageant Program
that -has distributed over
750,000 nonperishable food
items to nonprofit organiza-
tion, collected toys for Toys
.for T~ots, and even collected
and distributed much need-


ed baby items for a Women's
Hope Center.

Anyone who is interested
in becoming part of their
program please contact the
State Office at (334) 684-
6051, or visit www.miss-
heartoftheusa.com for com-
plete information. Anyone
interested in becoming a
sf~orisor or booking a Queen
for a special appearance or
volunteer opportunity.


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Dear Auntie Em,
Something happened the
last time I had a group of
three good friends over to
my house and I am not sure
how to respond'to it.
Something very valu-
able went missing from my
house. It was rare and ex-
pensive, a very hard-to-find
item, that was located in my
medicine cabinet. My grand-
mother left me a very raise
bottle of perfume and I have.
always left it in the cabinet,
but after the group left, the
perfume was missing.
I'm really aghast at the
idea that one of my oldest
friends stole from me, and
after I was welcoming them
and treating them to dinner,
they took this opportunity
to rip me off. How should I
handle this? I was in disbe-
lief for a few days after and
I haven't mentioned it to
any of them, for fear of not
knowing which one it was.
What can I do?

Ripped-off

Dear Ripped-off,
I can imagine your dis-
belief that someone you
treasure made off with your
treasure under your nose,
but, it's not unheard of. I've
had a few similar instances
happen in my life and I un-
derstand the pain of being
taken advantage of by those
closest to you.
What can you do? Well,
you could report the item
stolen, but.I doubt you are
going to get it back that
way. You could question ev-
eryone that was there, but
that would probably end
most of your friendships, or


at least pu~t it great distance
between you all.
SI would think back and
see if I. remember anyone
being' very vocal and admir-
ing of the item and then, I'd
start sniffing out the thief.
How? When you run into
your friends, hug them, take
a whiff of their perfume.
You will be able to smell
the missing item as well as
their guilt. You can decide
from there if you want to
call the police or have a little
talk with them. You've also
learned a valuable lesson
or two. First, not everyone
values friends over objects,
and secondly, put up your
valuables in a safe; and very
private place, not the com-
munity bathroom medicine
chest. Sometimes we pay ex-
tra for hard lessons learned.
Good luck and God bless.

Auntie Em

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


LITTLE MISS DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Jada Fretwell,
and Miss DeFuniakz Springs, Emily Davis (1-r).




2012~~ I7s D


Miss DeFuniak Springs,
Emily Davis and Little Miss
DeFuniak Springs, Jada
Fretwell invite you to attend
the 2012 Miss DeFuniak
Springs Pageant being held
in the Walton High~ School
Auditorium on Saturday,
April 7, 2012. Afternoon ses-
sion for Tiny Miss, Future
Little Miss, Young Miss and
Junior Miss competition will
begin at 1 p.m., followed by
the evening session for Little
Miss, Teen Miss and Miss
competition at 7 p.m. Ticket
prices are $7 for age 12 and
above and $6 below age 12.
Advanced seating will be on


sal-e at Walton High School
for $10.
Pageant staff would like
to thank Emily and Jada
as they represented Walton
County in the 2011 National
Peanut Festival Pageants.
Both of these young ladies
and the other queens were n
excellent representation of
DeFuniak Springs for 2011.
Miss DeFuniak Springs
Pageant is sponsored by the
Walton High School Anchor
Club. Everyone invited to
join them on Saturday, April
7 as we present Let's Rock
and crown the new Miss De-
Funiak Springs 2012.


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WCHD Healthy Start

program presentS

Mommy Play Date

in the Park!


Walton County Health
Department and Healthy
Start are offering "Mommy
Time Out" a parents help-
ling parents activity group.
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 other
moms, but many do not
know where or how to meet
them. Healthy Start will
provide this opportunity
by hosting a play date for
expectant or new moms in
April. The purpose of these


meetings is to bring women
together to form new sup-
port systems and to learn
from each other.
The Mommy Play Date in
the Park! will be offered at
4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April
10, at the Wee Care Park
in DeFuniak Springs and
again on Tuesday, April 17,
at the Helen McCall Park in
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Participants will learn
new play activities for tod-
dlers and will see how to
create a garden in~ a bucket.
FatherB and children are
welcome to attend, but child-
care will not be provided.


AUTHOR OLIVZA DEBELLE BYRD and Howard Rink-







Speaks at Pt lot Club


resides in nearby Panama
City with her husband and
is the mother of two chil-
dren. She is also a Presi-
dent's Book Awards winner,
Florida Publishers Associa-
tion Inc.
Pilot Club meets the first
and thii-d Wednesdays of er-
ery month from 12-1 p.m.,
at the Best Western Cross-
roads Inn.


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Ant Easter 2Miracle

.On a dark day so long ago,
Jesus died that we might live,
Calvary's cross we'll never forget
and the love He wanted to give!

But with the dawn of Easter day
all nature will still rejoice.
Even the lilies lift their heads,
11stening for His tender voice.

When the sun came up that morning,
some two thousand years ago,
the Son of God came forth
wearing a robe that's pure as snow.

Easter's miracle still gives hope with
every year that goes,
Our new life will spring from death,
because. Christ our Savior rose.

SBy Mary Ann Whiddon


FifSt Christian Preschool DFS
Accepting Applications For
DIRECTOR POSITION
Full time, 12 month position
*FL ,director credentials (FL65C-22-003(8)
Send resume to:
First Community School Board, FBC
216 E Live Oak Ave, D;FS, FL `32435
APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 5, 2012


Monday, April 9, Zumba
for seniors at 9:30 a.m.; Eas-
ter potluck meal at 11:30
a.m. Senior Center provid-
ing ham.; Bridge players
from 12:30-4 p.m, and Movie
Monday, at 1 p.m. showing
Easter Parade.
Tuesday, April 10, Yoga
with June at 8:30 a.m.; Line
dancing class at noon; Bingo
at 1 p.m.; Wii bowling at
1p.m.; walking buddies at
3 p~m., and Zumba at .6:30
p.m.
Wednesday, .April 11,
Zumba for seniors at 9:30
a.m.; Canasta players at
10:30 a.m.; Wii bowl-
ing practice -at 1 p.m.;
Free Zumba class at 5:30
p.m.(sponsored by Health
Department.) -
Thursday, April 12,


Chautauqua Porcelain Art-
ists here to paint at 9 a.m.;
AARP driver safety class
from 9-2 p.m., and AARP
Taxaide from 12-4 p.m. This
is the last opportunity this
year to have your taxes done
here.; Yoga with June at 5
p.m., and Walton County
Art League business meet-
ing at 6 p.m.
Friday, April 13, Zum-
ba for seniors at 9:30a.m.;
Pinochle players at 12:30
p.m., and-Bunko players at
1 p.m.
The Life Enrichment Se-
.nior Center is located at 312
College Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435
For more informaiton call
(850) 892-8746, or e-mail
at seniorcenter@co~walton.
fl.us.


For
contact
(850)
1067.


more information,
Howard Rinker at
892-5334/(850974-


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Author Olivia deBelle
Byrd graced the club with
her presence and storytell-
ing from her .book, Miss
Hildreth Wore Brown At-
ecdotes of a Southern Belle.
She was delightful and nice
enough to sign the books
they purchased. .
Byrd was born and bred
in the South, graduated
from Birmingham-Southern
College and Kappa Delta,



COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT
GROUP meets Thursday
at 6 p.m. at the Friendship
House on Juniper Lake
Road. The group meets ev-
ery second Thursday at 6
p.m. For more information,
call Carolyn Williams at
(850) 598-1057.


The Healthmark Region-
al Medical Center Auxiliary
scholarship applications fbr
the 2012 year are now avail-
able.
The applications can be
picked up at Healthmark


Regional Medical Center,
(HRMC), counselors' offices
at area ,high schools and at
Walton Career Development
Center and Northwest Flor-
ida State College (NWFSC)
in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.,


Freeport High School, Paxr-
ton High School and Ponce
de Leon High School.
For more. information
contact ~Beverly Lovering at
HRMC at (850) 951-4500, or
(.850) 951-4542.


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ALAQUA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The pastor and
congregation invite you to come join us for services at 9 a.m. eve y
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 thie 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 hop'e to the` broken hearted. Come dressed casual or
Sunday best. All are welcome and wili 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 bright
classes begin at 6:30 p.m., Teens: Wednesday nights, Children's
Church: Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Cornerstone
Church is located at 2044 Hwy. 83, two miles north of DeFuniak
Springs. Ph.(850) 892-2240.
DARLINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST. 2998 CR-2E 32433-
Pastor Daniel H. McCormick invites everyone to come and join the
congregation for Sunday Bible study at .9 a.m. with worship service
at 10 a.m. and Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday
at 7 p.m. For more information call (850)859-2321-

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

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD of DeFuniak Springs, located at
461.Van Buren Avenue, pastor Russell Pettis, his wife, Angie and
daughter, Anna would like to extend an invitation for all to come join
is a e celeb ate the pres ne ofathe 1. dS Jsus Crist hbroui
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 bhoudcsh office, (850) 892-2722, for details. Visit our webpage


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 o'f 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 basio necessities to children of Walton County families in need.
First Presbytenian is a community of disciples of Jesus Christ who
are committed to being an inclusive faith community, where per-
sons from all walks of life feel comfortable worshiping and working
together. If you're looking for a church home, we invite you to come
visit us. Church office phone number 892-5832. email:fpcdfs@em-
barqmail.com Website: fpcdfs.com


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, located at 88 Circle Drive, the Rev. Dr. Larry Teasley, staff
and congregation wish to invite you to join our family for activities
on Sunday beginning with Contemporary Worship Service in the
sanctuary at 8:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship Service at 11 a.m. with
Children's Church (Pre-K to third grade) provided for both services;
Vesper service at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. Communion is observed
at both morning services on first Sunday and Sunday School for all
ages at 9:45 a.m. Children's Sunday school (k-6th) is "JAM" (Jesus
and Me) is the Multi-Dimensional Learning program with children
rotating to different workshops (art, computer, cooking/science,
games, storytelling/movie) each Sunday "learning by.doing". Other
opportunities on Sunday include: Sr. High Youth Fellowship at 4
p.m..; Jr. High Youth Fellowship and Children (HIS Kids Club) at 3:30
p.m.; Food pantry every 3rd Sat. 7-9 a.m. For more information, call
(850) 892-5332, 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@embarqmail.com website
www.fumedefuniaksprings.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 preachinQ and singing, Our Sunday morning services
begin at 1 0 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 Ch'ildrens' 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 Sund~ay 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 Even~ing Song
Worship 4:00 p.m. Choir Practice Tuesday EAvenings 6:00 p.ny.
Our Prayer is that you will join us at Freepdrt 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 Countyi 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/f reeportumc


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 Grouhds." We have a nursery for 0-3 and
Children's Chu~rch 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 GPG 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-
fsh~ip and KidzmKlube nt d1 y~m agnrte sr h i2 variouss loat on
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 Fioad 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
tChc ftm tad enot rfec lits c tiure, butthto shape rit, We beli
rives from right believing. We hold to a high view of Scripture believ-
ing the Bible as our final authority and that it "stands irt 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 farnily 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 t)MC is located five miles east of Fr'eeport 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 [PRBC] is located one
mile south of Bob Sikes Rd at 1015 Pleasant Ridge Road, about
3 miles west of Wal-Mart in DeFuniak Springs. The PRBC family
invites you to worship each Sunday and on Wednesday evenings.
Coffee and other beverages are ready at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings
to enjoy with friends and family, then Sunday school and Bible study
groups begin at 9:15. Regular Sunday worship services begin at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Wednesdays, PRBC meets at 6 p.m.
for Bible study and pray time adults and youth meet~separately.
Come to PRBC to start the new week with worship and praise of
our Lord and Savior!

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.mn.
Come visit iiand see if our faith journey aligris with ebu rs. Wearoma
be honored to welcome you. Any questions may be addressed to
Pastor Bruce Benedict @ brotherbrucel 3@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 Coy Burgess Loop,
DeFuniak Springs, F'L Sunday schdol 8:45 a.m.; Morning wor-
ship 10 a.m.; Adult Choir 4 p.m.; Evening Bible study for all. ages
at 5 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Morning
Senior Adult Worship Servicth 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 ser-
vices. Southwide Baptist Church has classes and activities for all
ages: Youth Group, Adult Choir, Women ori Mission, Paintball (ages
10+ every third Saturday of the month), AWANA (3-yrs-6th grade),
and si n lan uae classes. Everyone is invited to come and hear
the saving word pf God. Directions: from DeFuniak take U.S. 331

Bptist hrch r o atedd 1. miues sthL lefa ites ctoonutoh o
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
9 caedB ble t4Cirle Dive iraDeFeuniak S~prings mSundahash edue
church. A COMMUNITY "CENTERING PRAYER GROUP" meets
each Saturday morning at 10 a.rn. in the church. All are invited.
From December through May COMMUNITY FIRST SATURDAY
BRE Kt 'STSth mr corvdfi Lhe akp hal frtmse rn. till 11a.m.

information call (850) 892-9754

ST MARGARET CATHOLIC CHURCH, 247 U.S. Highway 331

82- I.B as Sc edule M Sny F idaay, 838 a.m;o rs~d y
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


sraervic Rbegi aanboeurts, is intte dayd Aut i ble S y fol owd
by ira er time. Pastor is Thomas Adamson, Children's Ministries
Kevin Chilcutt. For more information call 892-3817 or 652-4610.
Website www.victorylighthouse church.org.

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















Greater Saint Joseph AME Church

~y~ ~~gy t~arannounces Holy wleek activities


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church announces Easter services


April 5-8, 2012
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Thursday--April 5th
6:00 p.m. Maundy-Thursday Service
1st Presbyterian Church

Friday--April 6th
12:00 p.m. Good Friday Senrice
First United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall

Eastkr Sunday--April 8th
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Senrice
Ampitheater in the Lakeyard
7:15 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
First United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall
8:45 a.m. Contemporary Service
9:45 a.m Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
NO AFTERNOON/EVENING
ACTIVITIES


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012


PAGE 5-B


Greater Saint Joseph
AME, Pastor and church
family announces, Holy
week services, which will
kick off on Wednesday night
with a powerful message
from the church Pastor,
Reverend Gregory Harris.
A fellowship din-
ner will follow the service.
Holy week activities con-


tinue with the dynamic and
powerful Evangelist Yvonne
Jones, from Montgomery,
Ala. bringing the message
on Thursday and Friday
night. Services begin at 6
p.m.
Come one and all on Satur-
day to enjoy annual Spring
Fling, food, fun, egg hunt
and games for all. Easter


Sun Rise service to begin at
6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 8. A
special Easter program will
begin at 10 a.m., followed by
Worship service at 11 a.m.
The church is located at
117 Graham Ave.,DeFuniak
Springs, Rev. Gregory Har-
ris, Pastor. The community
is cordially invited to attend
any of the worship services.


All God's Children and the Living Word Worship
Center extends 10th Anniversary invitation


EUCHEE VALLEYPRESBYTERIAN CHURCH to celebrate its first Maundy Thursday
Communion service April 5.



Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church

to host Maundy Communion service


Pastors Walter and Bar.
bara Williams and the
members of All God's Chil-
dren and the Living Word
Worship Center invites ev-
eryone to their 10th Church


Anniversary Celebration on
April 15, at 3 p.m.
The church is located at
40 S. John Sims Parkway,
Valparaiso, Fla. The spe-
cial guest is PastoriW. Earl


Williams and the New Hope
Church of Laurel Hill, Fla.
Dinner will be served pri-
or to the service and all are
invited. For more informa-
tion call (850) 678-7632.


Northside Baptist Church presents Easter drama
Northside Baptist Church choir pageant, portraying April 7, at 6 p.m.
in Ponce de Leon presents the life of Christ, Saturday, Everyone is welcome.
The Perfect Plan drama and



ER lOn Sp rings 1Missionary Baptist

Church announces Easter service


Euchee Valley Presby-
terian Church wnl host its
first ever Maundy Thurs-
day Communion Service
on Thursday, April 5, at 7
p.m.

Reverend John Erthein


and the congregation warm-
ly invite everyone to attend
and to bring a friend to ex-
perience a meaningful wor-
ship experience commemo-
rating The Last Supper.

The church is located at


the intersection, of CR-183
South and CR-280 East in
Eucheanna.
For more information call
the church at (850) 892-3180
or check out thear website

sChurch.com.


Union Springs Mission-
ary Baptist Church will be
having a Easter Sunrise ser-
vice at 6:30 a.m. On April 8
and a Easter egg hunt after


the 11 a.m. worship service. Union Springs Mission-
ary Baptist Church is locat-
Pastor A.M. Johnson and ed at 416 Rail Road Ave. in
congregation cordially in- DeFuniak Springs.
vites everyone to attend.


Friendship Baptist Church hosts Homecoming April 15


Harmony Fellowship and
Solid Rock Church are hav-
ing a Boston butt fundraiser
to help needy families with
medical cost and needs.
Boston butts can be pur-


chased for $22 and picked
up at Solid Rock Commu-
nity Church on April 6 from
12 to 6 p.m.

If ordering more than


five, they can deliver. Pre-
order today by calling Sha-
ron Murphy (850) 859-2592
or Jan Davidson (850) 834-
2017 or (850) 978-0628.


Homecoming at Friend-
ship Baptist Church will be
held Sunday, April 15.
Services start at 10 a.m.


Rev. Jerry Moore will be the join them for fellowship,
guest speaker. singing and dinner follow-
ing worship service.
Everyone is invited to


games, candy, refreshments,

etPleasant Grove Baptist
Church is located at 5064


Pleasant Grove Baptist
,Churc~h willhav eda Fam l
7 at 1 p.m. There will be


CR-1883.
oPleasant invites eryone
family and enjoy Fun Day.


Reach Out Walton and
Greater Saint Joseph AME
Church Soul Stirrers an-
nounces, Annual Relay for
Life Pageant of Hope Inspi-
ration and Beauty. The pag-
eant will benefit the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
The pageant is open to
both boys and girls ages
birth 'to 18 years. Entry


fee is a $35 donation. Each
child will receive a beauti-
ful trophy and certificate
of participation. Those that
place will receive a tiara for
girls, medal for boys and
placing trophy. All partici-
pants are winners; as they
are participating in such
worthy cause.
Call Carolyn 758-0546 or


Melissa 333-3354 for more
information.
This event will be held
Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. at
the W.I.S.E. center on Wal-
ton Road. Dress is Sunday
best, no pageant dresses.
Applications may be
picked up at Dr. Neiman's
office or the Iron Horse
building both locations are
on U.S. 90 West.


SUnion Springs Mission-
ary Baptist Church will be
having their Easter program
on April 6 at 6 p.m. ,


Everyone is invited to
come and support the com-
munity~ and fellowship to-
gether.


Union Springs Mission-
ary Baptist Church is locat-
ed a 416 Rail Road Avenue
in DeFuniak Springs.


By RONNIE McBRAYER
On Easter morning a Sun-
day School teacher began to
quiz her class of young chil-
dren about the real meaning
of the day. She asked them,
"W(hat is Easter?" and the
students were quick and
ready to respond.
A little boy jumped up and
said, "Oh, I know! Easter is
that holiday when we get
together with our families,
eat turkey, and everyone is
thankful." The teacher an-
swered, "No, not quite. Does
anyone else know?" Anoth-
er child enthusiastically an-
swered, "This is easy! Easter
is the holiday when we grill
burgers and hotdogs, shoot
off fireworks, and celebrate
our country's birthday."
Again, the teacher re-
plied, "No, not quite." She
began to wonder if anyone
in the room knew what Eas-
ter was really about. But
then a little girl stood and
~began speaking, "Easter is
a Christian holiday that fol-
lows the remembrance of Je-
sus' death on Good Friday.
Jesus was buried in a tomb,
and a large rock was rolled
over the entrance."
The teacher nearly
squealed .in delight. She
was about to thank the child
for such a good explanation
when the girl continued,
"And on Easter morning the
stone is rolled away so Jesus
can get out. Then, if he sees
his shadow, there will be six


more weeks of winter." No,
not quite.
While the children in this
story gave incomplete an-
swers, the question asked
is still a good one: "What is
SEaster? Do we really know
what it is about?" Despite
a gazillion Easter sermons
and Sunday School classes,
our answers may still be a
little lacking.
Many believers spend
Easter morning proclaim-
ing or listening to massive,
exhaustive explanations
of the resurrection miracle
(though miracles, by default,
are inexplicable). The gospel
accounts are analyzed and
reconciled; scientific objec-
tions are considered and
then dismantled; skeptics
are scolded and unbelievers
are disregarded. It is apolo-
getic calisthenics, a vigorous
workout in defending Jesus'
reputation, and not quite
the answer.
Other believers hear or
give Easter explanations
that deal almost exclusively
with ife~ after death. The
resurrection of Jesus is pre-
sented as our ticket to ride
the divine bus, transport-


tiple books. You can read
more and receive regular
e-columnts in your inbox at
wwwl.ronniemcbrayer. net.


ing us to heaven when we
die. Interestingly, the New
Testament never directly
says "Jesus was resurrected
from the dead so you can go
to heaven when you die."
The eventual application is
made to that effect, but that
is not quite the message of
Easter either.
Rather, the New Testa-
ment says, over and over
again, that "Jesus is raised
from the dead, therefore he
must be Lord over creation.
Jesus ~is raised from the
dead, he must be he has to
be the grounding to what
life today is all about. Je-
sus is raised from 'the dead,
therefore God has done
something unique and life-
giving in this his servant
and something unique and
life-giving has invaded the
.entire world."
So Easter, it seems, is not
so much about defending
the Christian belief system
(Jesus didn't come to pro-
vide a "belief system" or a
collection of doctrines in the
first place; he came to give
us life) as it is a revolution
of transforming hope for the
world.


Easter is not so much a
passage way into the nether
regions of tomorrow, as it is
a powerful, redemptive way
to live today. For you see,,
when God raised Jesus from
the dead and Christians
believe Christ is indeed ris-
en he signaled the begin-
ning of the redemption of all
things, and provided the po-
tency to bring this redemp-
tion to its fulfillment.
So we must do more than
explain Easter. We must live
it and "get in" on it today.
We must do more than use
the resurrection as a hope
for heaven. We must use it
to instigate heaven on earth,
We must do more than say
"He is Risen," we must be-
come proof of Christ's resur-
rection power.
If we have reduced the
resurrection of Jesus to mere
dogma, or if we employ it as
an escape hatch from this
life for the life to come, we
are responding to the ques-
tion, "What is Easter?" with
an enthusiastic, but incom-
plete answer.
Ronnie -McBrayer is
a syndicated columnist,
speaker, and author of mul-


Pleasant Grove Baptist
Churely ~~announces Easter
services on Sunday, April 8
with sunrise service start-


ing at 7 a.m with breakfast
at 7:45.; Sunday school at
8:45 a.m. and worship ser-
vice at 10 a.m. There will be


no evening service.
Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church is located at 5064
CR-1883.


Boto bOtt tSO


Ha rrony Fellowlship and So lid

Rock hosting fundraiser April 6


Pleasantt Grove Baptist Church

to have Family Fun Day, April 7


Saint Joseph A2ME Church :to


host Relay for Life fundraiser


Union Spring Missionary Bapitist

nrtO un ces Eas terp rogr a r Ap r e 6


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Dr. Francis Anthony Fag-
gioni, age 77 of DeFuniak
Springs passed away at his
residence Thursday, March
22, 2012. He was born Dec.
12, 1934 in Pensacola, Fla.,
the son of Francis A. Fag-
gioni, Sr. and Edna Carson
Faggioni.
A native Pensacolian, he
graduated from Pensacola
High School with the Class
of 1952. Francis earned his
bachelors degree from Flori-
da State University and his
DDS from the Emory School
of Dentistry where he grad-
uated with honors third
from the top of his class.
After graduation he joined
the U.S, Navy and was com-
missioned as a Lieutenant
JG with the Dental Corps.
He was later attached to the
U. S. Marines as a Captain
in preparation for a tour in
Viet Nam. After his active
duty military career he con-
tinued to serve his country
as a T'. S. Army Reserve
Dental Officer where he re-
tired as a Lt. Colonel. Fran-
cis maintained his private
dental practice on North
9th Avenue in Pensacola
for eight years. From pri-
vate practice he went on to
become Staff Dentist with
the Federal Government.
While with the Federal Gov-


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Mrs. Rose Marie Hur-
ley, 90, passed away April
2, 2012. She was born Dec.
12, 1921 in Atlanta, Ga. to
Frank and Viola Waggoner
Mason.
Mrs. Hurley was Method-
ist by faith and a ~member
of Wesley Memorial Unit-
ed Methodist Church, She
worked as a welder during
SWorld War II at the ship
yard. Her favorite color was
pink. She enjoyed secretly
watching wrestling.
Mrs. Hurley is preceded
in death by her parents;
her husband, James Mon-


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ernment he also taught den-
.tistry at the Harvard Dental
School and Tufts University,
both in Boston, Mass. He
ultimately retired from the
Department of Corrections
Dental Staff in DeFuniak
Springs. Francis was an
avid outdoorsman and en-
joyed hunting and fishing.
He loved anything mechani-
cal especially automobiles
of which he had a collection.
He was very humble about
his accomplishments. In
his words, the true bless-
ing he had received in life
was having the perfect son
and daughter. His children
and grandchildren were the
loves of his life. He will be
terribly missed byt all of his
friends and family, but there
is no doubt he is in Heaven,
probably trying to fix some-
thing mechanical that is
broken. He is predeceased
by his parents and a sister,
Joyce Sunderman.
Among survivors are his
daughter Nicole Faggioni,
his son Tony Faggioni arid
wife Nataile, His grand-
sons, Eli, Ethan and Gray
who affectionately knew
their grandpa as "Harley,"
his brother, Ronnie Faggio-
ni and. wife Twynette and
the mother of his children
Karen Sims Solana and hus-
band Terry.
The family received local
friends and church family in
Jerry Evans Chapel Tues-
day, March 27, 2012 from
10 until 11 a.m.
Funeral services were
held Wednesday, March 28,
2012 at 11:45 a.m. in Bar-
rancas National Cemetery
with full military honors
and with ;Brother Wilbur
Willi'ams officiating. Burial
will follow in the National
Cemetery. Friends and fam-
ily may go on line to view
obituaries, offer condolences
and sign the guest register
at jerryevansfuneralhome.
com


time with her family. She
was an in-home care giver
for many years.
Ms. Cook is preceded
in death by her father and
mother.
Ms. Cook is survived by
two daughters, Kathy Pos-
ton and husband, Diangelo,
Melissa Poston and hus-
band, Jerry all of DeFuniak
Springs; three brothers,
Tommy Williams and wife
Ann of Lake Panasoffkee'
Fla., Joey Williams and
wife, Connie of Bushnell,
Fla., Donnie Davis and wife
Stephanie of Lake Wales'
Fla., and five grandchildren, ~
Christopher Poston, Justin
Poston, Brittany Poston
Hunter Poston and Shane
Holmes.
Funeral services will be
held at 4 p.m., Wednesday
April 4, 2012, at Clary-Glenn
Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Jimmy Watson officiat-
ing
Burial will follow in the
Cluster Springs Cemetery.
Friends and family may
go online to view obituaries
offer condolences and sign
guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is'entrusted with the
arrangements.


Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and
Joshua Aycock of DeFuniak
Springs; maternal grand-
mother, Marcie Staples-
Couitt of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla.; maternal grandfather,
Jon Ricki Couitt of Port St.
Lucie, Fla.; maternal uncle,
Christopher Couitt of Or-
lando, Fla.; maternal great-
grandmother, Zita Staples
of Claremont, NH; and
numerous extended fam-
ily throughout Florida, Ver-
mont, and New Hampshire.
A time of visitation will
be held Thursday, April
5, 2012 at Davis-Watkins
Funeral Home, 1474 High-
way 83 North, DeFuniak
Sprifigs, FL. 32433, from 6
until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Sacred
Heart Ronald McDonald
House, Pensacola, Fla.
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.


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Ms. Patricia Ann Cook,
58, of DeFuniak Springs,
Fla., passed away April 1,
2012. She was born March
16, 1954 in Bushnell, Fla. to
Kenneth Leon Hildreth and
Mildred Davis Hildreth.
Ms. Cook was a resident
of DeFuniak Springs, for
over 30 years coming from
Hartford, Ala. Ms. Cook was
Pentecostal by faith and a
member of the Euchanna
Apostolic Church. She en-
joyed fishing, watching the
dollihins and shopping. She
especially enjoyed spending


Baby Jayce Madden
Glass was received into the
arms of Jesus Sunday, April
1, 2012. He was born Oct.
17, 2011 in Pensacola, Fla.
Jayce is survived by his
parents, Jennifer Couitt
and Jason Glass of Free-
port, Fla.; paternal grand-
mother, Jackie Knight of
DeFumiak Springs, Fla.;
paternal grandfather, Wil-
liam Glass of Freeport, Fla.;
paternal uncles and aunts,
Kevin and Leia Glass of
DeFumiak Springs, Greg
Jr. and Heather Aycock of


roe Hurley and s'on James
Gregory Hurley.
Mrs. Hurley is survived
by her granddaughter,
Brandi Rose Thorn and hus-
band, Kenneth and great-
grandchildren, Trinity,
James and Brayden.
A time of visitation will
be held from. 9-10 a.m.,
Wednesday, April 4, 2012,
at Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home Chapel, 230 Park Av-
enue; DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435.
Funeral services will be
'i:1d atri140 2a~m2 We~dnes:
G~lenn. Fxiner~al Hoine Cha-
pielwith Re\. Davidl Wilson
officiating. ,
Burial will follow in the
Magnolia Cemetery.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
guest book at wwwi.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Funeral Home
is entrusted with the ar-
rangements.


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First Baptist Church
j 216 East Live Oak Avenue
'"DeFuniak SpringsC Florida 324.35
Phone: 850-892-2722 Fax: 850-892-2381
e-mail: fbedfs @embarqmail.com
WTebsite: www.fbedfs.org


Florence and lived her last
years in Florida. Mrs. Mont-
gomery was a loving wife,
mother and grandmother
and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death
by a brother, Fred Muse.
Survrivors include her two
daughters, Doris Holman
and husband', Paul of Thom-
son, Ga., Wanda Briscoe
and husband' Bob of Hixson
Tenn.; her two sons, Ron-
ald Montgomery and wife,
Ramona of Westville, Fla.;
Ricky Montgomery and wife,
Laura of Mishawaka, Ind.;
grandchildren, Troy Hol-
man, Bob Thomas Briscoe,
Tracy Wells, Edward Mont-
gomery, Adam Montgomery,
Amy Tracy, Lesa Inman,
and Kimberly Mitchem.and
21 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, William T. Muse
and wife, Juanita, Jerry
Muse; one sister, Barbara
Sue Brown all of Florence,
Ala., and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Al-
zheimer's Association, P.O.
Box 9601'1, Washington, DC
20090-6011.
An online guest book may
be viewed and signed via
www.greenviewmemorial.
com.
Family and friends may
go online to view obituaries,
offer condolences and sign
guest book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with the
local arrangements.


Early Worship Service 8:00 AM
Sunday School 9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM


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Montgomery
Mrs. Ruby May Montgom-
ery, 83, entered into rest on
Monday, April 2, 2012, at
the home of her son in West-
ville, Fla., after an extended
illness. Mrs. Montgomery
was preceded in death by
her loving husband of 50
years, Thomas Novel Mont-
gomery.
The family, will receive
friends on Friday, April 6,
2012, from 1 until 2 p.m.
with funeral services to fol-
low at Greenview Memorial
Chapel and burial in Green-
view Memorial Park, Flor-
ence, Ala.
Mrs. Montgomery was
born in Florence, Ala. to the
late Mike Muse and the late
Clara Muse. She lived for
more than 30 years in Mish-
awaka, Ind., and, retired
from the Uniroyal Company
there. After retirement she
moved with her husband
to Florida and then back to


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Southwide Baptist Church celebrated its third annual Walk, Run, Ride event at Harbeson
Field on Sunday, March 25. Everyone was invited to come out and participate in raising
money for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, This money goes to support the missionar-
ies in America.
Children asked sponsors to support them for each lap or mile they walked, rode or skated
the track. Some walked, some skated, some biked, some even pushed a baby stroller, but an
exciting time of fun and fellowship was enjoyed by all, even some that could only watch.



JeSuS is now reigning as an exalted King

But what does this mean for you?


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Grigsby

William C. Grigsby, Jr.,
83, of Navarre, Fla., passed
away on March 29, 2012.
Bill was born on Nov. 7,
1'928' in Lexington, Ky., to
the late William C. Grigsby,
Sr. and Elizabeth. Nelson
Grigsby. He graduated from
Henry Clay High School in
Lexington, Ky., and entered
in the U.S. Air Force. He
served his country faithfully
and retired after 20 years.
His love of public service and
the joy he felt when helping
others led him to his law en-
forcement career. He served
with the Fort Walton Beach
Police Department, taught
Criminal Justice at Okaloo-
sa Walton College, served
as a warden in Panama City
and retired as an investiga-
tor from Okaloosa County
Sherriffs Department at
the age of 83. He enjoyed
the many friendships and
brotherhood of his law en-
forcement comrades. He had
a great sense of humor and
brought happiness to every- ~
one who knew him. Most of
all, he loved his family. He
was a devoted husband and
loving father, grandfather


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012

New HYore, Alice Creek -"';

survivors and descendantts, L

Gone but not forgotten


PAGE 7-B


Gospel

concert


p planned

SAprel 14


It is time for our third re-
union. We invite you to mark
your calendars for April 14,
2012, from 11 a.m. til at
Southwide Baptist Church.
We have accomplished
much since our first reunion
in November 2009, and we
still have much to do to
complete the goals that are
part of our purpose. Come
and enjoy old acquaintances
and relive memories of long
ago and make new ones by
renewing friends from long
ago.
We have lost some of our
loved ones since our 2011
reunion and urge each of
you to please make arrange-
ments to join a group of old
and new friends.
Our books sales have ex-
ceeded oui' expectation and
again we thank each of you
who participated. We will
have the books for sale at
the reunion for anyone who
has not purchased and want
one.
Please jpin us and if you
know of anyone who is in-
terested or is a survivor, or
descendants of the families
who lived in the area of New
Home, Alice Creek and the


surrounding area during
the 1930's and World War II
era, invite them to join us.
Thank you for your~sup-
port and interest in our
project. For more contact
information: (850) 548-5353
--Maveen Bruner; (850) 897-
2145 Anneice Baker; (850)
892-9578 Marie Hinson;
(850) 892-7403; Jean Faze-
kas.
Directions to Southwide
Baptist Church:
Coming .from West on
I-10 to DeFuniak Springs
exit, onto 331 S. Take Coy
Burgess Rd. to Southwide
Baptist Church on left.
Coming froni East I-10 to
DeFuniak Springs exit, onto
331 S. take Coy Burgess
Rd. to Southwide Baptist
Church on left. .
Coming on U.S 90 from
East or- West, take 331. S.
Take Coy Burgess Rd. to
Southwide Baptist Church
on left.
Coming 331 from North/
South, take Coy Burgess
Rd. to Church. '

Please bring a .covered
dish lunche for you and your
guest ~and drinks.


Libby and Friends Gos-
pel Concert Ministry pres-
ents in concert The Masters'
Men Quartet ofMilton, Fla.,
on April 14, 2012 at 6 p.m.
at Central Baptist Church,
951 South Ferdon Blvd.,
Crestview FL.
The quartet was formed
in 1955. These concerts are
held the second Saturday of
the month. A love offering
will be received.
Snowbirds are welcomed
back to the area and are
invited to attend these con-
certs. Everyone is invited.
Co-sponsors are as fol-
lows: Crestview' Memorial
Funeral Home and Liveoak
Memorial Park, Ms. B's
BBQ and bakery, and Cen-
tral Baptist Church.








Gr< TrOU&

Baptist

Church

Hornecorning

set April 8

Homecoming will be
Sunday, April 8 at the ~Oak
Grove Baptist Church near
Ponce de Leon, Fla.
Sunday School begins at
10 a.m. with morning wor-
ship at 11 a.m. former pas-
tor, John Burkes will be
preaching. Dinner will be
spread at noon. Everyone
is invited to come and enjoy
Easter with the folks at Oak
Grove.


Many believe that Je-
sus died for them. Yet, how
can one man's death almost
2,000 years ago mean life
for others today?
You are cordially invited
to listen to the Scriptural
answers to these questions.


This information will be
presented when Jehovah's
Witnesses gather to com-
memorate Jesus' death on
Thursday, April 5.
This special event will
be held on Thursday, April
5, at 7 p.m. at the Kingdom


Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
32 Peck Cawthon Road, De-
Funiak Springs.
The weekend following
the commemoration of Je-
sus' death, Jehovah's Wit-
nesses will also present an
intriguing Bible-based dis-'
course entitled "Is It Later
Than You Think?", This talk
will be one of the highlights
of a worldwide effort to reach
out to all those who love Je-
sus. The public is invited
to attend on Sunday, April
8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses.


Euchee Valley Presbyterian and Pleasant

Grove Presbyterian. Churches Easter
cy rieHo j ;rr = *


Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Church invites the commu-
nity to a special Resurrec-
tion celebration. The church
will observe two services
on Resurrection .Sunday,.
April 8. The early morning
service begins, at 6:30 a.m.
During this outdoor service,
Dr. Mark Rathel will preach
a message from Revelation
titled "The End of Fear." At
the main 10 a.m. celebration
the Pleasant Ridge Baptist


.Church adult choir, under
the direction of Rev. Charles
Hinson, will preserit the mu-
sical, O W12at a Savior. Dr.
Mark Rathel will preach a
message titled "Five Truths
to Live in Light of the Res-
urrection of Christ."
The church is located at
1015 Pleasant Ridge Rd,
DeFuniak Springs.
For more information,
contact the church office at
(850) 892-3500.


Euchee Valley Presbyte-
rian Church and Pleasant
Grove Presbyterian Church
are co-hosting' an Easter
Sunrise and Holy Commu-
nion ~service on Sunday,
April 8, at 6:30 a.m. The
service will be held at the
cemetery located between


the churches on Co. Hwy.
280 East. Bring a lawn
c~hair. In case of inclement
weather, the service will be
held in the sanctuary at the
Euchee Valley Presbyterian
Church.
Immediately following
the service breakfast will


be served in the Fellowship
Hall. .
Everyone is welconie and
is invited to attend this in-
spirational service.- Sunday
school begins at ,9:45 a.m.
and Worship Service is at
11:00 a.m.


and friend.
Bill is survived by his
wife of 59 years, Sally Grigs-
by, of Navarre, Fla.; daugh-
ter, -Marie Burns and her
husband, Bill, of Baltimore,
Md.; sons, Bill Grigsby and
his wife, Nancy, of Niceville,
Fla., and Gregory Grigsby
of Navarre, Fla.; sister,
Patsy Day of Lexington,
Ky.; grandchildren, Taylor,
Parker, Morgan, Alex and
Kai, and nephews, Steve
and Cliff.
A Mass of Christian
Burial was held at St. Peter
Catholic Church, 100 Fran.
cis Street, 19ary Esther, FL,
on Monday, April 2, 2012
with Rev.Paul T. White cel-
ebrating the Mass. Inter-
ment followed at Beal Me-
morial Cemetery.
Contributions may be
made to Okaloosa Law En-
forcement Benevolent As-
sociation (OLEBA) 1250 N.
Eglin Parkway, Shalimar,
FL 32579, in William C.
Grigsby Jr.'s memory.
The family would like to
thank the Fresenius Medi-
cal Care Dialysis Centers
in Navarre and Fort Wal.
ton Beach for their excellent
care. The family extends
a special thank you to Dr.
Reid and the entire staff at
The Kidney Group. The fam-
ily appreciates the care they
received from the Ft. Walton
Beach Medical Center and
the staff and nurses from
the fourth floor. Also, spe-
cial thanks to Dr. Schroeder
for his sliecial care as well.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


Funiak Springs area. She
was 108 years old when she
passed. She is also preceded
by her daughter, Ruby Jean
and husband, Mike Lee, and
daughter-in-law Rosa Nell
Baker.
She is survived by her
children;, Willie Jean Roul-
'hac and husband, Raymond,
Sylvester Baker, Elizabeth
Gee and husband, Alfonso,
William J. Baker and. wife,
Patricia, John Willie Baker
and wife, Rosetta, 1Vlary E.
Lasley and husband Bily
Ray, Carl Baker; and nu-
merous grandchildren and
great-rgrandchildren.
A time of visitation will
be held Friday, April 6, 2012
at Davis- Watkins Funeral
Home, 1474 Highway 83,
North, DeFuniaki Springs,
FL 32433, from 6 until 7
p.m.
Funeral services will be
held on Saturday, April 7,
2012 at Union Springs Mis-
sionary Baptist .Church in
DeFuniak Springs, at 11
a.m. Committal service will
follow at Roche Hill Ceme-
tery in Freeport, Fla. Flow-
ers are being accepted.
Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.

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


and Edwin Basye.
He was preceded in death
by his parents.
He is survived by his
wife, Charley "Charlotte";
.children Jason (Mlindy), Ni-
cole (Melissa), and Dustin
(Brandi); sisters, Susan
Basye and Kristin Kovar;
step-father, John Kovar;
grandchildren, Tyler, Ava,
Emmaline, a~nd countless
other friends and family.
Graveside services were
held at Beal Memorial Cem-
etery in Fort Walton Beach,
Fla. on Sunday, April 1,
2012.
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.


Ba eT


Elizabeth Baker, 90,
passed away Wednesday,
March 28, 2012 at Chau-
tauqifa Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center, in De-
Funiak Springs, Fla.
She was born Sept.16,
1921 in Freeport, Fla. to
John and Julia Austin. Eliz-
abeth accepted Jesus as her
Lord and Savior at age 14
vWhile attending St. Steven's
Baptist Church, in -Free-
port. In 1938, she married
Sylvester Baker and lived
in DeFuniak Spring, the
remainder of her life. Eliza-
beth was a member of St.
Mark AME and later moved
to New Hope Primitive Bap-
tist Church. She was a faith-
ful member until her health
prevented her from attend-
ing.
Elizabeth is preceded in
death by her husband; her
father and her mother, who
was known as the longest
living person in the De-


Gas')?
Dr. Richard L. Basye, 53,
passed away unexpectedly
Wednesday evening, March
28, 2012. Richard was born
Oct. 11, 1958, in Bowling
Green, 1\o., to Dixie Michie


don, Fla. in 1962 then to
Palm Harbor, Fla. in 1955.
The last five years of his life
he lived in Ponce de Leon,
Fla., with his daughter and
son-in-law, Kim and Davis
Shinkman on their horse
farm.
George is preceded in
death by his wife of 64 years,
Patricia Guinn Joseph, of
Leavenworth, Kan.
He is survived by three
daughters, Tamma Rey-
niers of Knoxville, Ten., Kim
Shinkman of Ponce de Leon,
Fla., April Sykes of Palm
Harbor, and one son; George
"Chip" Joseph of Tampa,
Fla,; nine grandchildren,
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be
Saturday April 7, 2012, at 1
p.m. at the home of Gail Ow-
ens.
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.


CO GR

Carolyn Elizabeth Cow-
en, 76, of Mossy Head, Fla.,
passed away Sunday, April
1, 2012 at Chautauqua R~e-
habilitation and Nursing
Center. She was born May
19, 1935 in Holmes County,
Fla. to the late William and
Nettle E. Quick. She was
employed with Blue Cross
in Jacksonville, Fla., as a
computer technician for


over 25 years. She was Bap-
tist by faith and a member
of the First Baptist Church
of Mossy Head.
Carolyn is preceded in
death by her parents, and
husband, Carl Cowen.
She is survived by one
son, Donald Aycock and
wife, Linda of Jacksonville;
grandson, Donnie Aycock;
granddaughter, Wendy Page
Osgood both of Jacksonville;
her long time companion,


Dominick Briganti of Mossy
Head; and two sisters, Ev-
elyn Scroggins of Beaufort,
S.C. and Deliwise Quick of
Mossy Head.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to First
Baptist Church of Mossy
Head Building Fund.

Memories and condolenc-
es may be shared with the
family at www.daviswat-
kins.com.


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George Luke Joseph, 94,
passed away on March 26,
2012 in Ponce de Leon, Fla.
He was born April 19, 1917
in Oneonta, Ala.
George was in the truck-
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owned and operated Joseph
Transportation in Brandon,
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School Sports


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had reached on an error, for
a 7-0 lead. Forehand pitched
the first six innings of the
contest and recorded 12
strikeouts before giving way
to McCormick, who pitched
the final inning.
Laurel Hill plated their
lone run of the contest in the
bottom of the sixth inning as
senior Kyle Slingerland sin-
gled and eventually scored
with the help of a bloop
single to leftfield. Forehand
led the Bobcats with a pair
of hits while Lang drove in
three runs in the victory.
Paxton (9-1) has now won
at least 23 straight baseball
games against Laurel Hill,
dating back to the 2002 sea-
son.


By PATRICK CAS
The Paxton Bob:
ball team had a ~
last week as they
of district contest~
out Central at h
before going on th
Friday night to e
victory over neme
Hill.
Against Centrs
broke out on top i
tom of the third
the Bobcats pla
runs with Granl
singling in the f
teammate Masor
mick drew a walk
bases loaded to fo
other. Third baser
Gilbert delivered
fly to score Marcu
with the final run
ning.
Paxton added
runs in the botte
fourth inning as a
rors by Central a
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:casbs-EY to50Stewart increased the lead
good week The Bobcats put an end
won a pair to the contest after five in-
s, shutting nings by scoring five runs
tome 10-0 in their final at-bat as four
re road on walks combined with a
!arn a 7-1 bases-clearing double by
sis Laurel Jerkins set up Mason Mc-
Cormick's walk-off single
al, Paxton for a 10-0 victory under the
in the bot- Mercy Rule.
inning as Stewart, a left-handed
ted three pitcher, kept Central off
t Stewart balance all night as he re-
irst while corded eight strikeouts
n McCor- while allowing only a single
With the walk to Dylan Peacock as he
,rce in an- pitched a no-hitter to earn
man Ryan the win. Geoghagan scored
a sacrifice three runs on the night
is Bradley while Jerkins drove in three
of the in- with his hot bat.
In Laurel Hill, the Bob-
two more cats were able to grab a 7-1
om of the win despite rainy conditions
pair of er- that required considerable
Long with effort to make the Hoboes
!rkins and field playable. Paxton put
three runs on the board in
the second inning as Zach
Forehand scored on a Kahler
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one-out walk for a 1-0 lead.
Lang and Dustin Geogh-
agan were able to score on
a two-out single by Jerkins
later in the inning for a 3-0
lead.

The Bobcats added two
more runs in the fourth in-
ning as Lang put down a
squeeze bunt that scored
both Gilbert and Forehand
as the Hoboes barely got
Lang at first base after hav-
ing trouble getting a firm
grip on the ball to make the
throw.
Paxton scored two more
runs in the sixth inning as
Gilbert launched the first
home run of his career to
drive in 14c~ormick, who


PAXTON PITCHER ZACHFQREHAND(2) struck out 12
batters while allowing only five hits in six innings of woork as
the Bobcats won 7-1 in L'aurel Hill on Friday night. (Photo
by Patrtck Casey)



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PAXTON RIGHTFIELDER JEREMY JERKINS had a
total of five RBls last wleek in games against Central and
Laurel Hill as the Bobcats improved to 9-1 on the year. (Pho-
to by Patrickz Casey)


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6. North Carolina (22-6)
7. Louisiana St. (22-6)
8. Baylor (22-7)
9. Texas A&M (22-6)
10. Rice (21-9)
11. Arkansas (22-6)
12. Miami, Fla. (21-7)
13. N.C. State (19-7)
14. Oregon (18-8)
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16. Stanford (16-6)
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19. San Diego (23-7)
20. New Mexico St. (22-8)
21. Mississippi (20-8)
is 22. Purdue (20-5)
10" 23. Oregon St. (17-8)
24. Sam Houston St. (19-9)
25. Texas (15-11)
6 26. Louisville (20-8)
S27. Auburn (17-11)
1 28. Coastal Carolina (18-8)
29. .U.C. Irvine (17-9)
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By PATRICK CASEY
The Walton Lady Braves softball .team ahd head coach
Stan Bosenberg won the Walton County tournament with a
hard-fought 9-8 decision over the Freeport Bulldogs.
Freeport had rallied from a 9-2 deficit in their final at-bat
of the night to cut the lead to 9-8 only to have the Braves
Heather Hybiske record the final out with the tying and
winning runs on base.
Jesse Tucker led Walton with three hits in the contest
while Layla Roberts added three hits and scored a pair of
runs.
W~alton defeated SouthWalton 3-1 to qualify for the
championship game while Charles Trotman's squad defeat-
ed Paxton 8-1.in the other opening round contest.
South Walton claimed third place with in. 8-0 victory
over Paxton.


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tival this year! On Friday,
March 10, the Freeport
High School Concert Band
performed at the Florida
Bandmasters Association's
(FBA) District 2 Concert
Music Performance Assess-
ment (MPA). The Freeport
Band earned Straight Supe-
rior ratings for their concert
and sight reading perfor-


ofthe Trolls" (Edvard Greig/
Arr. Brian Beck).
The Straight Superior
Rating earned by the Free-
port Concert Band this year
makes the 11th consecu-
tive Superior Rating the
band has earned at FBA
District Marching and Con-
cert MPAs. The FHS Con-
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DID YOU KNOW?*

5 Sports Facts
1. FSU's victory over Texas Tech in the 1977 Tangerine
Bowl allowed the Seminoles to become the first Florida-
based university to win 10 football games, in a season..
2. For the first time in school history, the Kentucky base-
ball team has achieved a No. 1 national ranking, as Colle-
giate Baseball tabbed the Wildcats as the top-ranked team
in the NCAA in its weekly poll on Monday afternoon.
3. Freshman Anthony Davis received the John R. Wood-
en Award for National Player of the Year as announced by
the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Saturday. He is the first
Wildcat in program history to win the award. Davis has
averaged a team-leading 14.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per
game while leading the Wildcats to its second consecutive
Final Four berth, an undefeated Southea'stern Conference
season and championship. The Chicago native has logged
175 blocks which is the most in the history of the SEC.
.4. Orel Hershiser broke Don Drysdale's record for con-
secutive scoreless innings at 59 in 1988.
5. The University of Michigan notched its 14th consecu-
tive attendance title in college football.with a new record of
an average .112,179 fans per home game. Including away
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FHS Concert Band earns 11th consecutive superior rating
Congratulations to the mances. The band's concert perform at the FBA State formance and for their con- School as well as Freeport on Tuesday, April 10 at 7
members of the 2012 Free- selections were "Prestis- Concert MPA for the sixth tinuing streak of Superior High School. p.m., in the Freeport High
port Concert Band for their simo" (Karl King), "As Sum- consecutive year. Congrat- Ratings! Congratulations The public is cordially in- School Auditorium. The
outstanding performance mer Was Just Beginning" ulations to the members of also to Michael Miller, a vited to come hear the Free- concert is open to the public
t a the District Concert Fes- (Larry Dahean), and "March the Freeport Concert Band superior musical director port Concert Band in perfor- and admission is free.


School Sports Calendar
Wednesday- April 4
Walton Tennis at Edgewater in Panama City 9 a.m.
Freeport and Walton at South Walton Track 1 p.m.
Pensacola Catholic at Walton Softball 6 p.m.
South Walton Baseball at P.C. Bozeman 6 p.m.
Thursday- April 5
Paxton Track at Jay 12 p.m.
Paxton Baseball at Poplar Springs 4 p.m..
Paxton Softball at Poplar Springs 4 p.m.
PDL Baseball at Rocky Bayou 4 p.m.
PDL Softball at Holmes Co. 4 p.m.
Emerald Coast at Walton Middle School Baseball 4 p.m.
Pensacola Catholic at WTalton Baseball 4/6:30 p.m.
Jay at Freeport Baseball 5 p.m.
Liberty Co. at South Walton Softball 5 p.m.
Jay at Freeport Softball 6 p.m.
Friday- April 6
Paxton Baseball at Florala, Ala. 2/4 p.m.
PDL Softball at Wewahitchka 4 p.in.
South Walton Baseball at Libei'ty Co. 4 p.m.
Laurel Hill at Paxton Softball 4/6 p.m.
P.C. Bozeman at South Walton Softball 5 p.m.
Marialnna at Walton Softball 6 p.m.
Vernon at PDL Base'ball 6 p.m.
Walton Baseball at Graceville 6 p'.m.
Saturday- Aprlil 7
Wewahitchka at PDL Baseball 12 p.m.
Monday- April 9
Paxton Baseball at Rocky Bayou 4 p.m.
Paxton Softball at Rocky Bayou 4 p.m.
PDL at Freeport Softball 4 p.m.
PDL at Freeport Baseball 5 p.m.
Chipley at Walton Softball 6 p.m.
Tuesday- April 10
Freeport and Paxton Track in Jay 12:30 p.m.
Paxton Softball at Florala, Ala. 4/6 p.m.
Paxton Baseball at Rocky Bayou 4:30/7 p.m. *
Freeport Baseball at Holmes Co. 5 p.m.
South Walton Softball at Baker 5 p.m.
Graceville at PDL Baseball 6 p.m.


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By PATRICK CASEY
Troy had three different
quarter-backs throw for a
touchdown as the White
squad defeated the Cardinal
34-31 in Saturday's annual
T-Day Spring Game. For-
mer Walton football player
Deon Lee is listed as a third
string right defensive end as
a redshirt freshman coming
out of sybring practice.
South Walton's girls
track team finished second
to Panama City Bay while
the Seahawks boys squad
earned a Tourth-place finish
at the North Florida Invita-
tional at Tommy Oliver Sta-
dium on Saturday. Dodging,
r~iny weather in the morn- .
ing, South Walton's Brit-
tany Crittenden won the
100-meter hurdles and took
second in the 200-meter
dash while the Seahawks
took the top three spots in
the 100 hurdles as Jessica
Harrison (second, 16.27)
and Cassidy Whitson (third,
19.64) joined Crittenden
(first, 16.04). Haley! An-
derson won the pole vallt
competition with a height
of 8-01.00, while teammates
Amy Broadt (7-07.00) and
Kate Cruit (7-07.00) took
second and third, respec-
tively. Broadt also finished
second in the 300 hurdles,
while Alex Weiner took sec-
ond place in the 800. South
Walton's 4x100,~ 4x400 and
4x800 relays each finished
second.
On the boy's side, South
Walton placed fourth with
69 points behind Mosle
(third, 94), Bay (second
111) and Rutherford (first,
116). John Rich won the 400
with a time of 53.95, while
Winston Chou took first
place in the 800 with a time
of 2:14.28. Jacob Leuze tied


enters the week in sole pos-
session of first place in the
SEC standings. In its five
wins, Alabama outscored its
opponents, 27-13. UA hit
.258 with eight home runs
and 25 RBI.
The No. 4 Gator softball
squad used a three-run,
three-homer fourth inning
to propel Florida to a 6-3 se-
ries clincher over the No. 9
Georgia Bulldogs Sunday at
a packed Jack Turner Sta-
dium in Athens. In front of a
crowd of 1,644, Florida won
its fifth-consecutive SEC se-
ries, improving to 31-4 over-
all on the season and 12-2 in .
conference play.
Senior sprinter Jeff
Demps (Winter Garden)
claimed the men's 100 me-
ters university crown at


the 85th Annual Clyde Lit-
tlefield Texas Relays on a
breezy Saturday afternoon,
The fourth and final day of
competition at Mike A. My-
ers Stadium on the campus
of the University of Texas,
Austin proved to be a windy
one, with nearly every race
marked as wind-aided. An-
other impressive perfor-
mance for the Gators was
junior thrower Kaitlin Da-
vis (Niceville), who finished
second in the "B" section of
the women's discus, throw-
ing the furthest of any Flor-
ida female in the discus this
past weekend with a toss of
49.26m/161-7.
Contact Patrick Casey at
The DeFuniak Herald with
your local sports notes at:
heraldsports@aol.com.


nation's top ranked team in
a home series under MIke
Bianco. 01e Miss won the
series over No. 1 Georgia in
2009 and also won the se-
ries over No. 1 South Caro-
lina in 2011 before winning
the series this past weekend
against No. 1 Florida .
The second-ranked Ala-
bama softball team earned
five Southeastern Confer-
ence divisional wins this
past week. The Crimson
Tide opened the week with a
doubleheader sweep over ri-
val Auburn and then swept
Mississippi State in a three-
game weekend set. With the
five conference wins the Tide


for second in the high jump
with a height of 5-06. South
Walton's 4x400 and 4x800
relay teams each took sec-
ond.
Chip Harris, who has
been Ashford High School's
head football coach for the
last three years, is leaving
the program to take over
as head football coach at
Chipley High School. Har-
ris takes over as the Tigers
head coach for Rob Arm-
strong, who accepted a simi-
lar job at Berrien County in
Nashville, Ga. During Har-
ris' three years at Ashford
he rolled up a 20-12 record
with a winning record in
all three seasons. His first
two teams made the state
playoffs. Harris was also
the head coach at Houston
County in Columbia for five
seasons (1997-2001) and the
Lions went 35-23, including
a 12-1 state semifinal team
in 2001. In between his ten-
ure at Houston County and
Northview, Harris spent
two years at Marbury (8-12)
in central Alabama. Over-
all, Harris has been a head
coach for 15 seasons with an
83-77 record.
The second-ranked Uni-
versity of Florida blanked
Alabama, 7-0, on Sunday
and became the lone re-
maining undefeated team
in Southeastern Conference
action with three conference
matches left on the 2011-
12 regular-season schedule.
The Gators (15-1, 8-0) hand-
ed the SEC Western Divi-
sion leading Crimson Tide
(13-3, 7-1) its first league
loss of the season and halted
Alabama's eight-match win-
ning streak while earning
their 10th consecutive dual
match victory, including
their 33rd straight in SEC


regular-season action.
01e Miss improved its
baseball season record to
20-8 and 5-4 in Southeast-
ern Conference play with a
series win over No. 1 Florida
over the weekend. Ole Miss
also posted a 12-0 win over
Jackson State on March 26
to go 3-1 on the week. It wias
one of two shutouts posted
by the Rebels on the week
who also blanked Florida 3-0
on Friday night to open the
weekend series. With the se-
ries win, 01e MIss improved
to 11-3 in series against
top-10 teams at home un-
der coach Mike Bianco since
2003 and 3-0 against the


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ber of the schoolenorning show, Mustang Newos, and is also
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