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Publisher: Larry and Merle Woodham
Place of Publication: DeFuniak Springs Fla
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Preceded by: DeFuniak herald (De Funiak Springs, Fla. : 1992)

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JANUARY


THE BAY bridge
task force held their
first meeting on Jan. 5,
2012. The group assem-
bled and was tasked
with the job of evaluat-
ing options for funding
for the four laning of
the U.S. 331 Choctaw-
hatchee Bay bridge. The
meeting was open to the
public and drew vary-
ing comments and ideas
of how locals could find
a way to match the $75
million needed to make
the expansion a reality.
South Walton Tourist
Development Director
Dawn Moliterno was
the point person for the
task force.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS City Coun-
cil voted unanimously
to have background
checks for applicants
vying for the city man-
ager position to be pre-
formed in-house rather
than by the county after
a meeting between city
and county representa-
tives, where a consen-
sus was reached that
there might be a conflict
of interest if the county
human resources de-
partment preformed
the checks. One idea for
Walton County School
Superintendent staff
was shot down after
city Council members
learned that the city
would have to pay a fee
for the Walton County
School District (WCSD)
to do the extra work.

THE SCENIC COR-
RIDOR Foundation cre-
ated a public service an-
nouncement with local
students after holding a
contest between Walton
County fourth through
seventh-grade children.
The kids were tasked
with creating a public
service announcement
(PSA) for television. The
students were asked
to produce and sub-
mit a video and script
that focused on public
awareness of the conse-
quences of littering. A
group of fourth-graders
from West DeFuniak
Elementary won the
top prize and the com-
mercial was sponsored
by Waste Management
and Alys Beach.

THE CHAUTAU-
QUA Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center (CRNC)
welcomed Brian McFee-
ly as its new adminis-
tration after long-time
administration Dawne
Dries was promoted to
director of operations


APPROXIMALTELY 150 BRAVE SOULS took the plunge, the Polar Bear Plunge, that is, on New
Year's Day in the Gulf of Mexico at WaterColor Inn and Resort. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


for Signature Health-
care facilities in rural
Florida. McFeely pre-
viously served as vice
president of health ser-
vices for Mercy Medical
Rehabilitation Hospital
and Skilled Nursing Fa-
cility in Daphne. Ala.

A LAUREL HILL
man was struck and
killed in an accident
on U.S. 331, near. the
intersection of Web-
ster Road. The Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP)
reported that Edward
Jasper Wilson had been
involved as a driver in
a previous crash and
had reportedly checked
on the occupants of the
other vehicle and while
attempting to cross the
road back to his vehicle,
stepped out into the
path of an oncoming ve-
hicle.

SIGNS WERE the
talk of many committee
meetings at the start of
the new year. The De-
Funiak Springs Sign
Ordinance Committee
held a, brief meeting
Jan. 2, 2012 to allow
public comments on
proposed changes to the
ordinance before sub-
mission to the Council.
Permitting processes,
off premise signs, and
other changes were dis-
cussed before being pre-
sented to the Council.
The group held many
meetings that were


DAPHNE WILLIS, 23, opened for John Oates at
Caliza in Alys Beach Friday night. Willis was one
of many musicians seen and heard at the 30A Song-
writers Festival sponsored by the Cultural Arts Al-
liance in January. (Photo by Ashley Amason)


open to the public and
was made up of various
business owners and lo-
cal residents.

FRIENDS AND
FAMiILY joined Lane
and Brenda Rees for a
sunset toast to honor
Walton County's 187th


National Bank in De-
Funiak Springs. The
suspects, Paul Wads-
worth and girlfriend
Rachel Wingate, both
of Panama City Beach
were arrested by Bay
County Sheriffs Depu-
ties on Jan. 6. 2012,
three days after the ac-


IT'S MARDI GRAS MAMBO TIME! The Krewe
de Yak held a masquerade ball to raise funds for
Muscogee Indian Food Bank in Bruce. The band
cranked up the popular Mardi Gras tune, it didn't
take long before the line was formed and the nap-
kins were being tossed into the air.


birthday. The yearly cusec
event is a much-antic- lieve
ipated gathering cel- the
ebrated at the Rees' finan
lakefront home since The
2004. Local historian off th
Brenda Rees started the bery
countdown then in an- arriv
ticipation of the 200th accord
anniversary celebration SpriE
of the county's founding ment
that will take place in ley.
2024.

PANAMA CITY
BEACH law enforce-
ment arrested a couple
in connection with the
robbery of People's



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t Capt. Mike Lol-


THE FLORIDA DE-
PARTMENT of Health
(DOH) appointed Hol-
ley B. Holt, R.N BSN,
MSN as the new admin-
istrator of the Walton
County Health Depart-
ment, effective Jan. 6.
2012. Holt had been the
Holmes County Health
Department Adminis-
trator since 2002. She
has had a 13-year ca-
reer in public health in
Florida.

FRIENDSHIP
HOUSE announced
Project TOGETHER to
help improve the qual-
ity of life for demen-
tia patients in Walton
County. Friendship
House's program in-
volves participants in a
program of daily activi-
ties based on standards
and recommendations
of the Alzheimer's Foun-
dation of America and
other leading specialist
on Alzheimer's disease.
Those interested in the
program can contact
Friendship House at
(850) 892-0565.

FLORIDA GOT in
the election party early
in 2012, setting Jan. 31
as the date for Republi-
cans to pick a presiden-
tial nominee. Florida
was the fourth state in
the U.S. to make it's
choice, holding a Presi-
dential Preference Pri-
mary (PPP). This was
the second time Florida


Republicans decided to
schedule early. The first
time was in 2008.

PUBLICMEETINGS
ON Deepwater Horizon
oil spill restoration proj-
ects were held in Janu-
ary 2012. To facilitate
public comments, the
meetings were sched-
uled for Jan. 11-12,
2012 in Pensacola and
Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Some proposed proj-
ects included shoreline
marsh creation, coastal
dune habitat restora-
tion, nearshore artifi-
cial reef creation, oyster
clutch restoration and
construction of boat
ramp facilities.

SOUTH WALTON
HIGH School students
Kaylen Carter and
Wade Howard were two
of the local students
competing in the Dis-
trict 1 Thespian Festi-
val held at Northwest
Florida State College
(NWFSC). Both stu-
dents brought home
superiors and excellent
grades awarded by the
judges in subjects such
as monologue, duet act-
ing and solo musicals.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS City Council
chose former city Fi-
nancial Director Sara
Bowers as City Man-
ager. Bowers had been
working as interim
City Manager before
the Council's decision.
Three applicants vied
for the position in front
of the Council on Jan.
13. Applicants answered
10 predetermined ques-
tions in front of the
Council before they vot-
ed for their choice. After
discussion, Bowers was
hired unanimously on
a one-year contract for
the position starting
Jan. 17, 2012.

THE RED BAY com-
munity celebrated the
grand opening of its
long awaited new fire
department facility on
Jan. 7, 2012. A crowd
of more than 80 com-
munity members gath-
ered at the new facility
to celebrate the project
along side of local com-
munity leaders, govern-
ment representatives,
and many more.

WALTON COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
turned down a request
from the county's tour-
ism council to increase
the frequency of their
meetings. The decision
took place at the Jan.
10, 2012 Walton County
Board of County Com-


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HE PEOPLE'S NATIONAL BANK in DeFuniak Springs was robbed at
5 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The suspect allegedly fled the area before
e arrived on the scene, making away with an undisclosed amount of mon-
wo days later, a Panama City Beach man and woman were arrested in
section with, the robbery and later admitted to involvement in a string of
npted robberies. (Photo by Reid Tucker)











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JANUARY


missioners (BCC) regu-
larly scheduled meet-
ing. Until November
2010, the South Walton
Tourist Development
Council (TDC) estab-
lished in 1986, had held
monthly meetings. The
meeting schedule was
changed to a quarterly
schedule soon after the
reorganization of the
council under the ten-
ure of TDC Executive
Director Dawn Mo-
literno. Moliterno was
appointed to fill the va-
cant executive director's
position in the spring of
2010.

THE 30A SONG-
WRITERS Festival
stole the show for locals
and tourists attend-
ing the weekend long
event. Local and na-
tional songwriters and
singers filled local small
venues and thrilled fes-
tival goers with live per-
formances along 30A in
southern Walton Coun-
ty. The festival draws
crowds during the win-
ter season with acts
like the Indigo Girls,
Matt Kearney and John
Oates of Hall and Oats.

THOUSANDS OF
families enjoyed the
"living history" exhibit
of the Walton Guard
Civil War Camp in the
historic Lake Yard of
DeFuniak Springs the
last weekend of Janu-
ary 2012. The camp
was part of the yearly
Florida Chautauqua
Assembly. Ten tents"
and displays made up
the exhibit, including
members of the Walton
Guard, who explained
the history of the guard
as well as participated
in a mock Civil War bat-
tle on the last day of the
Assembly. Joining the
display were also four
tents to display a Flori-
da Frontiersmen Settle-
ment Camp, where visi-
tors learned about the
living conditions of the
first state settlers.

ONE OF the most
well attended events
every January is the
Master Gardener and
University of Florida
Tree Sale. This year,
the Friends of the Li-
brary and Dogs-R-Us
4-H Club joined in
and sold books and a
pancake breakfast for
all one stop shoppers.
Trees and plants are
usually sold out quickly
at this event and at-
tendees say they wait
all year looking forward
to the purchase of new
garden and lawn addi-
tions from the garden-
ers and extension office.
People lined up at the
gate to get first pick of
the native plants and
trees offered.

SANDESTIN PUT
A CASINO concept on
hold due to a lack of
support by Sandestin


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homeowners. Sandest in
Golf and Beach Resort
owner Tom Betnel de-
cided to put a hold on
the conceptual plans for
a casino at the resort as
two bills were making
their way through tlhe
Florida Legislature pro-
posed to expand "lim-
ited gambling," includ-
ing slot machines, to
"destination resorts" in
the state. Rather than
the large destination
resorts that would be
made possible with the
bills as currently writ-
ten, Becnel has stated
the he could envision
a small, upscale resort
gaming and entertain-
ment facility a Sandes-
tin. He had also stated
that he would not move
forward on his concept
without, "a high degree
of community support."

FOR THE SEC-
OND year in a row,
the Krewe de Yak Mas-
querade Ball brought
out revelers for another
fun night of dancing to
Zydeco music, sampling
a wide variety of appe-
tizers and lots of fun all


the safety of golf cart,
travel on city streets.
The five person panel
was composed of Mac
Work, city councilman;
Bill Hlolloway, assis-
tant city manager; Groeg
Scoville, planning di-
rector; Mark Weeks,
city marshal and Sara
Bowers, city manager.
The primary issue to be
handled by the commit-
tee was over the safe us-
age of golf carts on city
streets. Bowers asked
to convene the special
meeting to implement
traffic studies in com-
pliance with state regu-
lations.

TAXPAYER group
stresses fire funding.
Representatives for
Walton County Taxpay-
er Association (WCTA)
called for the develop-
ment of an overall plan
to address funding for
fire rescue services.
Bonnie McQuiston stat-
ed that taxpayers south
of the bay fund not only
the South Walton Fire
District's 411 million
annual budget, but also
through their taxes pay


VETERAN LEIIS ELBIE HARDY POSES with
a fei, of his lorld War II mementos. Hardy was in-
terviewed by The Herald and talked of his military
experiences in Europe in World War II. (Photo by
Jeffrey Powell)


while raising funds for
the Muscogee Indian
Food Bank in Bruce,
Fla. More than 60 rev-
elers made their way
through the food lines,
silent auction and cash
bar to celebrate Mardi
Gras season and pro-
vide food for those in
need. More than $400
and 22 bags of groceries
and nonperishable food
items were collected
for donation from the
night's festivities.



FEBRUARY


A DFS CITY COUN-
CIL committee was put
together to investigate


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS RESIDENT Ralph Jen-
kins dons his Tuskegee Institute jersey. He is also
holding a hat from Tuskegee and the Kansas City
Chiefs. Jenkins was the subject of a profile in the
Feb. 16 Herald Breeze. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


77 percent of Walton
County Fire Rescue's
$7.7 million budget and
receive no services for
that expenditure, since
south Walton County is
not in Walton County
Fire and Rescue's north
of the bay service.

HIGH SCHOOL
student arrested for
battery on an officer.
Justin Ray Loving, 19,
of Miramar Beach was
arrested for battery on
a law enforcement of-
ficer. School Resource
Deputy (SRD) William
McCormick observed
Loving, a senior, en-
ter a basketball game
at South Walton High
School's gymnasium
and yell an obscenity.
He then left the gym
and tried to re-enter
without paying admis-
sion. Reportedly smell-
ing like alcohol, Loving
turned down an offer to
be taken home by Mc-
Cormick and later spit
on another deputy, be-
fore being taken into
custody.

LOCAL ATTORNEY
George Ralph Miller
was given 48 hours to
comply with a public
records request from
Miramar Beach resi-
dent Suzanne Harris
for documents associ-
ated with the purchase
of a half-acre parcel at
the corner of Chat Hol-
ley and U.S. 98. Miller
oversaw the purchase
transaction, completed
in October 2010, when
serving as special coun-
sel for the county. The
lawsuit filled against
Miller is the second one
filed by Harris in con-
nection with the Chat
Holley purchase trans-


STUDENTS LEARNED about life prior to the Civil War at camps set up for
the Chautauqua Assembly held in DeFuniak Springs at the end of January.
Both early Walton County settlers and Civil War soldiers could be seen around
the lake. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


action.

RETREAT REPRE-
SENTATIVES agree
to get dump trucks off
beach. Two board mem-
bers of the Retreat sub-
division agreed to get
dump trucks off the
beach that had been
carrying sand from
Grayton Beach to their
Blue Mountain-area
beachfront subdivision.
Recently, the Retreat's
contractor began stock-
piling beach quality
sand at Grayton beach
access and hauling
loads of the sand along
the beach in dump
trucks from Grayton to
the Retreat. The sand
was for installation of
geotubes as a measure
against beach erosion
for the beachfront area
of the Retreat.

VARIANCE DIS-
CUSSION opens up
varied opinions from
citizens. The second
half of the Feb. 6, 2012
DeFuniak Springs Plan-
ning Board meeting was
centered around citizen
and board discussion
over variance proce-
dures and how citizens
are notified of issues
.that might impact their
neighborhood. City
Planner Greg Scoville
produced a mock-up
of a notice of variance
that could be sent out
between the planning
board's decision and
the public hearing date


Hardy and several thou-
sand troops were read-
ied to assault a French
beach near Normandy.
He was among the sec-
ond wave to go ashore.
Hardy opened his war
souvenirs and memo-
ries up to the Herald's
Jeffery Powell, who
shared Hardy's historic
story with readers.

WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES
shave heads to raise
money for cancer pa-.
tients. Members of the
Walton County Sheriffs
Office (WCSO) shaved
their heads and one
mustache, belonging
to Maj. Bill Chapman.
Head communication
officer Maggie Heelan
donated her hair to
Locks of Love. Deputy
Justin Stevens and Lt.
Keith Chamblee and
Deputy Justin Stevens
joined in for the good
cause and together the
group raised more than
$2,300 to be equally de-
livered to three fami-
lies in need of funds for
medical expenses.

THE SWFD hires
a fiscal officer and ap-
proves sale of property.
South Walton Fire Dis-
trict (SWFD) Chief Rick
Talbert said the SWFD
had interviewed 13 ap-
plicants before making
the decision to offer the
job to Carole Martin of
Legendary, Inc. With
more than 30 years of


Alliance (WCEDA). Al-
though approved, the
Council was split when
it came to the details
of the agreement. The
city's 2012 budget made
provisions for $15,400,
which is paid to the
organization in equal
bi-annual installments.
Councilmen Ron Kelley
made a motion to split
the funds budgeted for
compensating WCEDA
between that organiza-
tion and the city's own
economic development
committee. Councilman
Mac Work seconded the
motion, with Council-
men Henry Ennis and
Wayne Graham vot-
ing against the motion.
Councilman Kermit
Wright was absent, so,
Mayor C. Harold Car-
penter broke the tie by
joining Ennis and Gra-
ham.

NEW SKATE PARK
open in DeFuniak
Springs. Years of plan-
ning and work came to
fruition with the grand
opening of DeFuniak
Springs' newest out-
door recreational fa-
cility. The skate park,
located near Harbeson
Field, welcomed young
skaters and their fami-
lies to the nearly 10,000
square foot park with
a ribbon cutting cer-
emony. Mayor Harold
Carpenter commended
the hard work of Build-
ing Official Ed Joyner
and Public Works Di-


THE PONCE DE LEON LADY PIRATES advanced in February to the Fi-
nal Four for the eighth time in school history. PDL won state championships
after the 1988-89 and 1999-2000 seasons. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


set when the change re-
quest would go in front
of the City Council in
the future. Scoville told
the board, "I'm just
making a recommnenda-
tion on area and timing
to try and streamline
it and make it as con-
sistent as possible with
our other sections of
code," he added.

LOCAL MAN recalls
World War II service.
At the young age of
26, Ponce de Leon resi-
dent Lewis Elbie Hardy
didn't know that he and
many other soldiers
were about to witness
the fall of Adolf Hitler
and the Third Reich.
After training in Camp
Blanding and then on
to Camp Shelby, he
boarded a ship in Mas-
sachusetts, bound for
England. From there,




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experience. Talbert felt
that Martin would be a
good fit. Prior fiscal offi-
cer, Brian Flanagan an-
nounced his retirement
in December 2011. Also
during the Feb. 6, 2012
meeting fire commis-
sioners reviewed ap-
praisals on a piece of
property on CR-395, the
old location of the Sea-
grove station. The fire
commissioners voted
unanimously in agree-
ment with a compromise
price of $121,000 for the
property. The compro-
mise price fell between
two other appraisals of
$107.000 and $130,000.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS City Council
voted unanimously to
support the inter-local
agreement with the
Walton County Eco-
nomic Development


rector Bill Holloway as
deserving of special at-
tention, with the hard
work and tight bud-
get constraints within
which they worked. "We
may be short on money
at city hall, but we have
an abundance of tal-
ent," Carpenter noted.

SANTA ROSA
BEACH resident Geoff
McBride made locals
proud when he made
the cut on the national-
ly televised music show,
The Voice. McBride,
a former professional
kick-boxer with a soul-
ful voice, thanked his
father for instilling the
love of music in him.
Although McBride did
not make it to the final
rounds, locals enjoyed
hearing him sing at

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZEE' TIHUIRSI)AY, JAN IARY 3,2013


many local clubs and
the attention brought
by the show helped
McBride kick-start an
album effort that should
be out in 2013.

COUNTY COMMNIIS-
SIO()NES rule out toll
option fo' fnour-laning
U.S. 331 bridge. The
motion was put fort h
by District, 3 Colnmis-
sioner Larry ,Jones. Dis-
trict 4 Commissioner
Sara Comander made
a motion to schedule an
April 24 referendum for
the purpose of having
voters decide whether
the matching funds
that would make the
bridge a reality would
be provided through an
increase in the sales tax
of a half-cent per dollar
on taxable items.

TEACHER, EDU-
CATIONAL support
professional of the year
chosen. The Walton
County Educational As-
sociation and the Wal-
ton County School Board
hosted the annual Wal-
ton County Teacher and
Support Professional
of the year on Feb. 16,
2012. Randella Lind-
sev from Mossy Head
Elementary School was
chosen as Teacher of
the Year. Justina Pick-
ard of Maude Saunders
Elemntary School was
chosen as Support Pro-
fessional of the year.
Both ladies reported
that they were thrilled
but surprised at being
chosen for the honor.

ON FEBRUARY 17-
18, more than 158 peo-
ple attended the Chau-
tauqua Quilters Guild's
first stand-alone show.
More than 170 quilts
were displayed in the
DeFuniak Springs
Community Center.
The quilts were dis-
played on custom built
stands made by Cecil
Turner of Mossy Head.
The quilts displayed
represent many days,
months and even years
of talent and hard work
by the quilters.

WALTON COUNTY
Commission Chairman
Scott Brannon made
a motion during the
Feb. 13 Walton County
Board of County Com-
missioners (BCC) meet-
ing to remove Suzanne
Harris from her seat
on the South Walton
Tourist Development
Council (TDC). Bran-
non said he had heard
many complaints and
concerns about Harris'
continuing presence
on the Council. Harris,
who had been involved
with numerous legal
suits against the coun-
ty, responded through
her legal counsel, State
Representative Matt
Gaetz. Gaetz observed
that he did not believe
Harris had violated any
TDC code of conduct
and "This was sort of a
bullying tactic used to
cause her to drop her
litigation...it won't be
effective," he added.


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MARCH

OFFICIALS AP-
PRIOVE employment
agreement, for niew
county attorney. Couln-
ty commissioners alp-
proved an employmentit
agreement for their
new county ) attorneye,
Toni Craig. The ap-
proval was preceded by
the airing of concerns
by two commissioners.
Craig's starting sal-
ary of $106,000 for the
first year with the pos-
sibility of a salary in-
crease to $114,000 per
year "upon satisfactory
review of her job per-
formance by the board
members or no later
than Aug. 31...." Craig
was chosen from a field
of 39 individual attor-
ney applications for the
county post.

THE WALTON
County Sheriffs Oflice
(WCSO) received CFA
accreditation. The Com-
mission of Law Enforce-
ment Accreditation, Inc.
(CFA) conferred profes-
sional law enforcement
agency accreditation
on the WCSO, making
it part of 140 other ac-
credited law enforce-
ment agencies. The
accreditation process
requires the implemen-
tation of policies and
procedures within the
state law enforcement
guidelines and requires
compliance with more
than 250 standards.

HOME BUYERS
GET help. Realtor Kimn
Wennerberg, along
with Team Walton Real
Estate and many of
their business partners
joined together to of'-
fer a free home buying
seminar at the Chau-
tauqua Hall of Brother-
hood. Wennerberg and
associates along with
industry insiders and


tioln center conIfere'nce.
Thie Walton County
Sheriffs Office (W(',S())
hosted more that 350
law enforcement offi-
cer's froii 1.1 states d( ur-
ing the 21st ainn al Ie-
gional Organized Criime
l i[il'iiaf Kiol ('Celiter
( )(OCIC) Spring i Mnim-
iHerishilip lTraiiling and
I itformatlionll Slaring
Confl'ell'ce. Thle conlfe'r-
ence was held March
5 7 at, the Sandestin
Hilton. "Solving cases
across jurisdictional
lines can be accom-
plished through ongoing
communication," said
Walton County Sheriff
Mike Adkinson.

TASTE OF HOME
tastes great to locals.
WZEP AM 1460'S 18th
annual Taste of Home
cooking school was a
full house in the Wal-
ton High School audi-
torium. Several happy
attendees went home
with big prizes like flat,
screen TVs toaster ov-
ens, air line tickets and
much more. Taste of
Home culinary expert
Michelle Roberts pre-
pared 10 new recipes
which were also taken
home as door prizes.

'I'lE TI)DC new build-
ing plans draw fire. A
new building proposed
by the Walton County
Tourist Development
Center drew fire from
locals due to the wild-
life and forestry re-
moval that would have
to occur for the build-
ing plan. The building
would have been sited
on Forest Service prop-
erty south of U.S. 331
and the U.S. 98 inter-
section. The cost of the
facility was estimated
at S-1.5 million. This
would have been a re-
placement facility for
the current TDC offices
and visitor center.

THE DEFUNIAK


ROSHEENBLACKMON enjoying the festivities
with his mom, Melenese Blackmon at the Youth of
the Year award event, where Rosheen was honored
for his accomplishments and good example. (Photo
by Alicia Leonard)


prospective home buy-
ers enjoyed snacks and
plenty of information
about the home buying
market in DeFuniak
Springs.

WCSO HOSTS re-
gional crime informa-


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BULLY FOR THE DEFUNIAK HERALD AND
THE BEACH BREEZE, for like //)../. i, Roosevelt
and the Rough Riders they reached the top of San
Juan Hill, Cuba. Walton County's own David
Bludworth and wife Judi were privileged to join
Tweed Roosevelt (President Theodore Roosevelt's
great-grandson) and the Theodore Roosevelt Asso-
ciation on a week long trek around Cuba.


SPRINGS City Council
approved the interior
demolition of the for-
mer health department
building on SR-83. The
Council voted unani-
mously to award a con-
tract for demolition of
the building to elimi-
nate pervasive surface
contamination of mold
and mildew. The for-
mer health department
building has long been
planned as the new
site of the DeFuniak
Springs I'olice Depart-
ment headquarters, but
the widespread mold
and mildew problems
inside the vacated
structure has prevent-
ed any plans with going
forward until the Coun-
cil's decision.

MOSSY HEAD Wa-
ter Works celebrated
the completion of their
$41.6 million expansion
project. The upgrade
project was six-and-a-
half years in the mak-
ing and was celebrated
with an open house.
The massive upgrade
was funded through fi-
nancial assistance inl
the form of loans and
grants from rural devel-


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FRAN WEHLING of the Walton Guard demonstrates old time playthings.
This was one of many exhibits and activities at the Camellia Festival held at
Eden Gardens State Park. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


opnient agencies.

WALTON COUN-
TY'S new attorney Toni
L. Craig terminated a
retainer agreement for
special counsel services
and litigation coun-
sel with the Adkinson
Law Firm in DeFuniak
Springs. In a brief let-
ter to Clayton Adkinson


Center is one of four fed-
erally qualified health
centers opened by Pan-
Care of Florida, Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit
orginazation which op-
erates dental and health
care clinics in Bay and
Walton counties. The
opening was celebrated
with a Family Fun day
and free drinks and


arrest.

LONG TIME educa-
tor and Walton County
School Board member,
Mildred Wilkerson an-
nounced her retire-
ment during the March
13, 2012 school board
meeting. Wilkerson an-
nounced she would not
be seeking re-election to


THE FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL boys basketball team captured the Class
A Winter Team Academic Championship in Class A for the 2011-12 school
year. Pictured are(L to R)Front row: Freeport High School Principal Shirley
Foster. Austin Woodard, Caleb King, Gabe Moore, Collin Myrick. Back row:
Cody Smith, Clayton Jones, Caleb Piasecki, Will Canaday, Ryder Newman,
Head Coach David Burke. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Charlie Little.


dated March 9, Craig
wrote, "after due con-
sideration of the mat-
ters and litigation with
which Walton County
is now dealing and its
substantial legal cost,"
the county determined
to end both agreements,
with a 30-day notice.

WALTON COUNTY
Sheriff Michael A. Ad-
kinson pledged $10,000
to Emerald Coast Chil-
dren's Advocacy Center
and Julie Hurst. The
monies donated came
from seized criminal
assets. The center as-
sists investigators in a
variety of cases of men-
tal, physical and sexual
abuse as well as provid-
ing counseling to the
victims of child abuse.
The center celebrated
a new satellite office in
D)eFuniak Springs with
an open house in March
2012. The new office
will enable families to
get help without having
to travel out, of county
for services.

WCSO INTRO-
DUCIES new volunteer
K-9 posse. The Walton
County Sheriffs Of-
fice (WCSO) showcased
their newest edition
to the department in
March. This team of
volunteers and their
K-9 companions work
as a group known as the
Southwest Panhandle
Search and Rescue (SW
PANSAR). The group
has worked with sev-
eral different agencies
throughout the south-
eastern United States.

A NEW, non-profit
and federally qualified
health care clinic was
dedicated in 'Bruce,
Fla., on the grounds of
tlihe Muscogee Nation of'
Florida. The Muscogee
Creek Tribal Health


food were served after
the clinic dedication.

KEY LARGO mur-
der suspect taken into
custody in Paxton, Fla.
The Walton County
Sheriffs Office (WCSO)
assisted the Florida
Department of Law'
Enforcement (FDLE)
and the Monroe County
Sheriffs Office (MCSO)
in the apprehending of
Denise Marie Bozarth,
39. for murder. The al-
leged murder took place
in Key Largo, Fla., in
2007. The victim was
Bozarth's husband, Ed-
ward Bozarth. Though
reported earlier as a
suspect. Bozarth was
never arrested and the
case was declared inac-
tive in 2010. Bozarth
reportedly confessed to
the killing in an inter-
view with the MCSO
investigators after her


her post in November. "I
appreciate everything
everyone has done and
thank you all so very
much and I wish you all
the best of everything,"
Wilkerson told fellow
board members. Wilk-
erson added she was
looking forward to the
free time at home and
"enjoying life."





APRIL

A WRONGFUL
DEATH LAWSUIT was
filed in federal court
against Walton County
Sheriff Mike Adkin-
son and WCSO Deputy
Nick Embry. The suit
arose out of a 2009 in-
cident in which Embrv

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Editorial

Comment

LETTERS TO

THE EDITOR

PERSONAL

COMMENTS












Cliffhangers,


or Molasses


in January

By BRUCE COLLIER
Editor

As this newspaper is going to press, we are told
that the Senate and the White House finally made
a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." The Sen-
ate voted 89-8 to pass the measure at around 2
a.m. on New Year's day.
Under this agreement, the Social Security "pay-
roll tax holiday" is over, and what are known col-
lectively as "Bush-era tax cuts" are mostly still in
place. The Senate's minority and majority leaders
(Republican and Democrat, respectively) both ac-
knowledged the imperfections of the agreement,
but had no problem taking credit for a last-second
save. One of them said that the priority was "to
protect middle class families." Congress loves the
middle class, like ants love your picnic basket.
President Obama scolded Congress for waiting
until the very last moment. Vice President Biden
called himself the chief selling point in the nego-
tiations, but did not elaborate. Sen. Harry Reid let
the cat out of the bag by commenting. "passing this
agreement does not mean negotiations halt. Far
from it." (my emphasis)
Indeed it isn't over. The House still gets its
shot at the agreement. Speaker of the House John
Boehner (and other Republican representatives)
said, "Decisions about whether the House will seek
to accept or promptly amend the measure will not
be made until House members -- and the American
people -- have been able to review the legislation."
So, what got done? Very little, it seems, that
can't be undone, and "promptly," now that the time
pressure has been lifted. All parties can knock off
the grandstanding and get back to what they do
best finger pointing. Meanwhile, what confidence
the country still retains in our government will
be measured by the business market. How does
America feel about the economy for 2013? Follow
the money. I doubt you'll break a sweat.







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Editor:
I experienced a rude awakening around the mid-
dle of December, and I'm thinking this is worthy of
sharing. My son-in-law and another male minister
spent two weeks in India teaching the Bible to In-
dian ministers at a two-week Bible Training Mis-
sion.
The photos and videos he took while there were
heart rending. I think he was warned before he left
of some of their low life and I mean low life ways.
It's almost like going back to the stone age.
My son-in-law and his partner that he joined up
with in London actually had a bed to sleep on, but
the other males attending only had pallets on the
floor. Everyone had sandals and they were pulled
off outside the building. Their toilets were only a
hole in the floor and he was informed ahead of time
to take some Charmin along, because their custom
is no toilet paper.
The food they eat was cooked outside in a large
pot and the ministers all gathered around outside
and were sitting on any thing they could find and
some were actually sitting cross-legged, flat on the
ground and they ate with their hands. No silver-
ware.
I guess the most disturbing photo he brought


back was of the orphanage, which was attached
to the building where they were meeting for Bible
classes. It was exactly as we have seen on TV. The
children looked so empty eyed and sad. They have
no chairs or tables, but were eating from a plate
on the floor with their hands. There was one photo
of my son-in-law on his iPad with a little girl look-
ing on in amazement. Their only transportation
is mostly bicycles. My son-in-law was transported
around in what I would call a beat-up golf cart.
I had to ask God to forgive me for complaining
about having to pay a little more taxes this next
year and the higher price of gasoline, or milk going
up 100 percent. These people will never know the
luxuries we have grown so used to.
It has caused me to have different priorities
when it comes to my New Year's resolutions.
I will surely be more thankful for all our bounti-
ful blessings. I think my son-in-law said it best "I
was so glad to be back in the US of A."
From our house to yours, Happy New Year.

God Bless America
Sandra McHenry
Ponce de Leon


I ETERTOTH EITOR"


Editor:
With the start of a new year. I thought it was the
perfect time to stop and share my gratitude with
my community. I am so grateful God answered
so many of my prayers and helped me realize a
few of my dreams along the way. I am blessed to
have a loving family, a loyal group of friends, and a
wonderful community who support my endeavors
and encourage me to grow through tragedies, and
through triumphs .
The year 2012 was a stellar year for me. As
Miss DeFuniak Springs, I was given the chance to
receive priceless training for my future career in
broadcast journalism. As Miss DeFuniak Springs,
I followed in my two older sisters' footsteps and
represented this area in the Miss National Peanut
Festival pageant in Dothan. As Miss DeFuniak
Springs, I had the chance to meet and become
friends with over 40 of the Tri-state's most amazing
young women who participated in Miss NPF. That
journey to Miss NPF could not have been achieved
without the support and love of the people of my
hometown, so I feel it is important to start 2013 by
saying thanks.
For all of you who purchased a Boston butt or
rack of ribs or came by the Thriftway for a steak
dinner to help my fundraising efforts, thank you
from the bottom of my heart. For Donnie and Sha-
ron Richardson, thank you for your generosity in
opening your home and your farm to my fellow
queens and me during our annual peanut infor-
mation visit. For everyone who hosted the queens
during our Historic DFS Day and Our Summer So-
Wal day, thank you for your time and expertise.
Mr. Joel and Ms. Paula of Clary Glenn, thank
you for your love and support all of these years
and for your scholarship contribution. Matthew
Steves of Tri-Rose Realty, thank you for making
Ava and me feel so welcome at your ribbon-cutting.
celebration. Mitzie Graff of Walton Area Chamber
of Commerce, thank you for including me in spe-
cial events.
I owe a huge hug of gratitude to Pam Keeble
and Tasha Harger of Formally Yours for the help
with my wardrobe and the good luck shirt. I also
owe a huge hug to Sara Bowers, the City Manager
of DeFuniak Springs, for helping me with gifts for
the other Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant
contestants and for furnishing a t-shirt for my good
luck basket.
Ms. Sherri (Bell) and Ms. Saronda (Lewis), the
cakes you baked for my good luck party were the
most scrumptious. Neica and Devin Jones thank
you for attending my good luck party and for filling
my arrival gift with all of the Avon goodies. Thank
you to everyone else (Melissa, Cayley, Miss Cathy
M., Haley, Megan, Miss Tonya, Grace. Shannon,
Corey and so many more of you) who took time out


to come to LaRumba's and wish Ava and me well.
Thank you to my sister Sassy Bogart-Austin,
David Trentham. Charlene Rushing, and Willie
Whitehurst for chauffeuring me and often my Lit-
tle Miss -Ava Hayden in all of the parades. Thank
you to Tom Smith of Smith's Signs for the fabulous
good luck banner you created for my fellow queens
and me. Thank you to Stella's Florist and Bou-
tique. Walgreen's Pharmacy, and Dr. Blackwood's
veterinary practice for posting public good luck an-
nouncements during the Peanut pageant.
Please forgive me if I leave anyone out, but I
received so many good luck wishes, that I may not
remember everyone. I was so excited to receive my
community basket full of good luck cards and gifts
from my sister Anchor Club members, Pilot Club
members, and the patrons of Lily's Cafe. The gifts
I received from the Prissy Hen, McLean's Florist,
The Little Big Store, L & H Automotive, Lily's
Caf6, Bogey's Restaurant, Beads and Such, The
Book Store, the grape juice from the Chautauqua
Vineyards, and The Nook and Cranny made me
feel like a winner. My candy bouquet from Brother
Buddy, Sister Tammy and the Southwide Baptist
youth helped with my late night sweet tooth. My
chocolate covered strawberries from Rachael Jones
were the most decadent gift I have ever enjoyed. I
truly felt like I was this town's royalty.
I also want to thank my sister queens for shar-
ing my "Peanut Journey". Kayla, Angel, Auburn,
Jazmin. Chelsea, and Melanie. I look forward to
what these next few months hold for us. Ava, you
have truly been my mini-me. You and your family
have made 2012 a remarkable year for the memory
books.
I want to thank the Miss DFS pageant board -
David Pert, Johnnie Kay Ealum, Morgan Parsons,
and Regina Uhland for their hard work in helping
me prepare for both Miss Wiregrass and Miss NPF.
My future will be brighter because of the skills you
have shared and helped me master.
Finally, 1 want to thank Bruce Collier and Gary
Woodham of the DeFuniak Herald Breeze and
Marty and Art Dees of WZEP. Your staff members
and you have always been gracious in publicizing
my fundraising efforts and my community involve-
ment. 1 have had the opportunity to meet so many
wonderful people in my hometown and to partici-
pate in so many civic events because of your gen-
erous coverage. Thank you from the bottom of my
heart.
I will be passing on my title and crown in April
2013, but for now, I feel like DeFuniak's princess. I
am so thankful to be your Miss DeFuniak Springs
2012.
Devero Bogart
DeFuniak Springs


LETRTO EIT


Editor:
Yesterday, 1 was looking through some phone
numbers for the phone number of' one of my neigh-
bors and this saying of Kahlil Gibran was among
the phone numbers. I feel that now is an appropri-
ate time to share this saying with you in my letter
to the editor.
"I love you, my brother, whoever you are.
Whether you worship in your church, kneel in your


temple, or pray in your mosque. You and I are all
children of one faith. For the divers paths of reli-
gion are lingers of the loving hand of one Supreme
Being, a hand extended to all, offering complete-
ness of spirit to all, eager to receive all."
Thank you for your prayers,
Betty Larson
DeFuniak Springs


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was called to a Freeport,
residence responding
to a complaint about
Jeffery Weekley, one of
the residents. Embry
arrived and was told
that Weekley had left.
Embry followed to issue
a trespass warning, and
found Weekley lying
face down in a woods.
He told Weekley to get
up and approach. Embry
told investigators at the
time that he knew that
Weekley was known to
have a knife in his pick-
et, and that Weekley
had put his hands in his
pocket while approach-
ing. Embry shot and
killed Weekley. Embry
was officially cleared
of wrongdoing, but the
lawsuit alleged that Ad-
kinson was aware that
Embry had a history
of "bizarre, dangerous
and deceptive actions,"
and that Adkinson had
a policy of "allowing his
deputies to provoke and
escalate conflict with
unarmed persons...."
Adkinson declined com-
ment on the lawsuit.


part, in the run. State-
wide, the run covers
a total of 1,500 miles
from Escambia to Os-
ceola County.

ALLY WOO)DARI),
A SIXTH GRADE stu-
dent at Emerald Coast
Middle school, visited
an orphanage in Mex-
ico called Casa Hlogar,
a place she learned of'
while browsing (the in-
ternet. She hoped that
her visit would call at-
tention to the work
being done there, and
raise awareness and
support for the 135 chil-
dren housed at the or-
phanage.

WALTON AREA
CHAMBER OF COM-
MERCE PRESIDENT
KITTY WHITNEY up-
dated the DeFuniak
Springs City Council
on the Marvel of Flight
Expo set for May at
the Municipal Airport.
Whitney also confirmed
her decision to resign as
president of the cham-
ber. Code Enforcement
Officer Jason O'Daniels
also spoke on the up-
coming Evergy Conser-
vation Discovery Expo


(by the city). Easter bun-
nies, candy, egg hunts
food and a vintage and
antique car show were
enjoyed by children and
their families.

SWFl) FIRE CiHIEI
RICI(K TALBRT pre-
sent ed emergency Ser-
vice Liflesaving Awards
to WCSO Deputy Ja-
son Hall and Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement Special
Agent Mike Duffy, for
their actions helping to
save the life of a runner
in a 5K race that suf-
fered a hear attack and
subsequent broken jaw.

DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CILMAN MAC WORK
led an informal idea
session at City Hall at
which he put forward
the idea of using com-
pressed natural gas
(CNG) technology as a
means to power local
transport and to gen-
erate revenue. Work
spoke of public and
private sector partner-
ships and conversion of
service and fleet vehi-
cles, including law en-
forcement vehicles and


SOUTH WALTON'S SOFTBALL TEAM and coaches posed with the IlWal-
ton County Softball Tournament championship trophy after defeating Walton
and Freeport to take the title. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


A DEDICATION
CEREMONY WAS
HELD officially open-
ing the Muscogee Creek
Tribal Health Clinic in
Bruce. PanCare of Flor-
ida, Inc. operates the
clinic. Attending were
Tribal Chairwoman
Ann Tucker, PanCare
President/CEO Mike
Hill, Walton County
Commissioner Scott
Brannon and Rep. Jeff
Miller. The crowd en-
joyed food and drink,
and engaged in native
dances to celebrate the
opening of the much-
needed facility.

THOMAS FORD
MCCOY, who plead
guilty to the 2009 first
degree murder of Curtis
Brown, was sentenced
to death for his crime.
Brown was lured by Mc-
Coy to the Northwest
Florida State College
Chautauqua campus
in DeFuniak Springs,
then shot dead. McCoy
fled and was eventually
apprehended in Tampa.

THE EMERALD
COAST CHILDREN'S
ADVOCACY CENTER
opened an office in De-
Funiak Springs, on U.S.
90 near the intersection
of SR-83. Supporters
and law enforcement of-
ficials turned out to en-
joy refreshments and a
ribbon-cutting. The cen-
ter is housed in a reno-
vated building, much of
the work having been
done by community
groups, businesses and
volunteers. April was
National Child Abuse
Prevention Month.

AREA LAW EN-
FORCEMENT PRO-
FESSIONALS, some 30
in number, took part in
the Walton County leg
of the Special Olym-
pics Torch Run, a 1.5
mile stretch of U.S. 90
ending at the Walton
County Courthouse in
DeFuniak Springs. Sev-
eral local Special Olym-
pics athletes also took


to be held in DeFuniak
Springs in May.

FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION repre-
sentatives attended a
' special informational
meeting of the Wal-
ton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC) to discuss how a
toll bridge option would
be done to fund expan-
sion of the U.S. 331
bridge. Voters faced a
May 8 referendum on
whether to authorize
imposition of a half-
cent sales tax to be used
to finance the bridge.
The funds raised by the
tax would pay off a loan
of $75 million, the sum
required by the state to
secure matching funds
to construct the bridge.
FDOT District 3 Sec-
retary Tommy Barfield
answered the a'ttend-
ees' questions about toll
costs, collection process,
and the possibility of lo-
cal discounts.

EIGHT STUDENTS
were arrested and
booked on assorted
charges of burglary and
criminal mischief. All
were juveniles, who al-
legedly broke into and
vandalized West De-
Funiak Elementary
School. Investigators
were able to make iden-
tification via a surveil-
lance video.

THE BOYS & GIRLS
CLUB OF THE EMER-
ALD COAST and the
DFS Police Department
partnered up to host
the third annual DF-
SPD Rodeo benefitting
the DeFuniak Springs
Teen Center's outreach
program. More than
1,000 attended for ro-
deo events, clowning
and plenty of barbecue.

EASTER EVENTS
WERE HELD at the
Lakeyard in DeFuniak
Springs (by Covenant
Hospice) and in Free-
port's Sports Complex


Creek Tribal Health Clinic, that is operated by PanCare of Florida, Inc. in
Bruce, Fla. (Photo by Ben Grafton)


in issue was the loca-
tion of the facility, on
leased state forest land.
TDC Executive Director
Dawn Moliterno spoke
of numerous problems
with the existing TDC
facility, including build-
ing mold, damp, inad-
equate parking space
and difficulty of access.
Following extensive
public comment pro and
con, the BCC voted to
table the issue to May
8, and request that a
representative from the
Florida Forest Service
come and speak to the
BCC and answer more
questions from the pub-
lic.

BCC CHAIRMAN
SCOTT B3RANNON
read two written state-
ments at the April 10
BCC meeting in which
he characterized the
lawsuits and actions of'
citizen Suzanne Harris
as a "vendetta," with
"self-serving motives."


but was removed in Feb-
ruary of 2012 on Bran-
non's motion, charging
she had violated the
TDC's code of conduct.
Brannon chose not to
seek re-election to the
commission. Harris ex-
pressed satisfaction at
Brannon's decision not
to run:

U.S. SENATOR
BILL NELSON spoke
to a gathering of elect-
ed officials in Walton
County urging them to
support the RESTORE
Act bill that was mak-
ing its way through
Congress. The bill, if
passed, would keep 80
percent of federal fines
imposed on BP in the
wake of the Deepwa-
ter Horizon oil spill in
the Gulf Coast states
affected most by the
disaster. The Act, at-
tached to a larger five-
year Transportation
Bill, passed the Senate,
but ran into snags in


MORE THAN 50 Community members of all ages lined-up on the morning
of April 21 to walk for health, their heart and history at the Tivoli Historical
Society 3K Healthy Heart Walk.


school buses.

THE WALTON
COUNTY PREVEN-
TION COALITION
sponsored a Family Fun
Day at Wee Care Park
in DeFuniak Springs.
WCSO, Liberty Volun-
teer Fire Department
and Walton County
Animal Shelter were
among the sponsors and
participants.

PAXTON'S AGRI-
CULTURAL BUILD-
ING WAS THE SITE of
Tri-Cities Kiwanis Old
Timer's Day. Demon-
strators showed attend-
ees how flints, lye soap,
pine needle baskets and
quilts were made in
the old days of Walton
County. Antique tools
and some hand-crafted
musical instruments
were also on display.

AN OVERFLOWING
AUDIENCE OF CON-
CERNED CITIZENS
attended the April 10
meeting of the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC)
to express opposition to
or support of the pro-
posed construction of
a new facility for the
South Walton Tourist
Development Council
(TDC). Though some op-
ponents challenged the
need for a new building
at all, the point mainly


Harris has in the past
filed several lawsuits
against the county,
two of which were still
pending at the time the
statements were read.
One dealt with alleged
illegalities in the pur-
chase of property on
Chat Holley Road and
the other with an al-
leged violation by Bran-
non of a court order by
using a personal email
account for official busi-
ness. Harris had been
a member of the South
Walton Tourist Devel-
opment Council (TDC),


the House. Nelson said
that non-passage would
-put only $1.5 billion
into the Oil Spill Liabil-
ity Trust Fund, with
the balance (of an esti-
mated $5 20 billion in
potential fines) into the
U.S. Treasury where.
Nelson said, "everybody
is going to want to get
their fingers on it." Nel-
son added that passage
of the Transportation
Bill would also ensure
federal funding for such
projects as the widening
of U.S. 331 and the new
bridge across Choctaw-


hatchee Bay.

PUBLIC OPINION
ON THE PROPOSED
new bridge bridge span
across Choctawhatchee
Bay on U.S. 331 contin-
ued to be mixed, as citi-
zens attended another
public meeting, with
members of the Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners (BCC)
and state officials. Pro-
posed funding had been
narrowed down to either
a toll system or a sales
tax increase. Advocates
for each side voiced
gave their input, as did
those who opposed the
construction of a new
bridge itself. The voters
would decide on a sales
tax referendum May 8.

THE PAXTON
TOWN COUNCIL vot-
ed to donate two acres
of land as the location
for a proposed Dollar
General store in Pax-
ton, along with further
incentives to attract
the retail business. The
Council also discussed
the impact on parking
of the town's monthly
livestock sales and Di-
xie Youth League base-
ball games.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL passed clarified
resolutions involving
purchase and usage
of cemetery plots. The
Council also moved for-
ward on plans to meet
to interview and hire a
finance director from a
list of qualified appli-
cants.

INTEREST CON-
TINUED TO GROW in
a proposed compressed
natural gas (CNG) fuel-
ing facility in DeFuniak
Springs. Baskerville-
Donovan, Inc. engineer-
ing representatives
presented an informal
draft outline at an April
24 meeting of citizens
and city officials. The
draft was of a siting
plan for a fueling sta-
tion, including prelimi-
nary estimates of cost,
as well as possibilities
for grant funding.


CONTINUED 8-A


WHERE IN THE HERALI) IS THIS? Starr's Mill was recently visited by
DeFluniak Herald representati 'es Jeffrey Powell and Norma Rediker. The his-
toric mill has been in .existence since 1825. It is one if the most photographed
buildings in Georgia. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


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APRIL

EARTH DAY WAS
CELEBRATED at Top-
sail Hill Preserve State
Park. Visitors ignored
light rain and thunder
and saw a fly-fishing
demonstration, learned
to handle harmless
snakes and about the
local environment.

SOUTH WALTON
TOURIST DEVEL-
OPMENT COUNCIL
(TDC) approved its
strategic plan and bud-
get for FY 2012-13. The
budget is for slightly
under $12.7 million.
Also approved was a $1
million media plan. The
budget included plans
to add a new lifeguard
and station at Miramar
Beach, and to increase
both brand awareness
and advertising ef-
forts in the Labor Day
to Memorial Day time
period, known as the
"shoulder season." The
Walton County Board
of County Commission-
ers (BCC) has the final
approval on budget and
all plans.

NANTAHALA
GORGE CANOPY
TOURS was the subject
of an article with pho-
tos. The western North
Carolina attraction of-
fers whitewater raft-
ing, hiking, fishing and
mountain biking.

COMMUNITY
MEMBERS heard from
a scientist about ne-
search on the BP oil
spill. Richard Snyder, a
professor with the Uni-
versity of West Flori-
da's Center for Environ-
mental Diagnostics and
Bioremediation, ad-
dressed the South Wal-
ton Community Council
on April 25 at the Coast-
al Branch Library. In
Snyder's judgment, the
Panhandle got relative-
ly little impact from the
oil spill other than eco-


THIE IDcIUNIAK SPRINGS II ,RALI) BRKli3I/.ZI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013


nomic impact, although
he admitted that there
were still tarballs in the
area. He reported that
even samplings done
in the area of the spill
showed that its rem-
nants and associated
chemicals were "pretty
much gone." Snyder
explained that there is
a long history of oil in
the Gulf of Mexico due
to hundreds of natural
oil seeps in its floor, and
that natural oil slicks
are not uncommon.
They are consumed,
he said, by naturally-
occurring microbes that
live in the gulf. Howev-
er, Snyder added, a spill
of the magnitude of the
BP spill "overloads the
system."
Snyder pointed out
advantages and disad-
vantages with the use
of dispersant in connec-
tion with the oil spill,
saying that there was no
good choice to be made
in this instance. In re-
sponse to a question,
Snyder said that the le-
sions and abnormalities
seen in fish soon after
the oil spill were no lon-
ger being observed. He
said he enjoyed eating
fish and other seafood
often.
Monitoring studies in
the gulf continue, Sny-
der said, adding that
more attention was be-
ing paid to the study of
the Gulf of Mexico as
a result of the oil spill.
Prior to the spill, the
gulf had been poorly
studied, he noted.

FREEPORT CITY
CLERK Robin Haynes
reported on April 26 to
the Freeport City Coun-
cil on the city's swim-
ming pool. Haynes said
the county had bud-
geted $50,000 for the
operation of the pool.
Freeport Fire Chief Ben
Greenslait asked for
and received approval
to advertise for addi-
tional qualified life-
guards to work at the
pool, with a three-day


THE PAXTON BOBCATS WON their sixth consecutive district champion-
ship and seventh overall under the tutelage of coach Jeff Bradley. The Bobcats
will host Jay on May 8 at 7 p.m. in an opening round state playoff game.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


training period to be re-
quired for new person-
nel. It was reported that
the pool would open on
weekends until Memo-
rial Day, after which it
would be open six days
a week. The installa-
tion of a second shower
for people to use before
entering the pool was
announced, along with
some remodeling work
to enhance the appear-
ance of the facility.

THE FLORIDA SU-
PREME Court declared,
in an April 27 opinion,
the revised state Sen-
ate Joint Resolution
apportioning Forida's
Senate districts to be
constitutionally valid.
The court had declared
the original Senate
plan to be invalid and
had directed the Legis-
lature to adopted a new
resolution "conforming
to the judgement of the
supreme court." The
House plan, in contrast,
was determined valid
and did not go before
the court. Briefs in op-
position to the Senate
plan had been submitted
by a number of par-
ties, among ,those the
League of Women Vot-
ers of Florida, the Flor-
ida Democratic Party,


and the Florida State
Conference of NAACP
Branches, and com-
ments were also filed by
other parties.
The revision of the
invalid plan redrew
eight. districts, and 26
of the original Senate
districts were affected.
The state's 40 Senate
districts were renum-
bered through a ran-
dom lottery method.
The court ruled that the
opponents of the revised
Senate plan had failed
to demonstrate that the
plan violated the state's
constitutional require-
ments. The court ruling
stated that "no motion
for rehearing shall be
entertained."

A WILDFIRE THAT
BROKE out in a wood-
ed area of the Seacrest
community on April 29
threatened 10 homes.
Firefighters from the
South Walton Fire Dis-
trict and the Florida
Forest Service teamed
up, saving the homes.
One home did receive
minor damage to some
of its skirting and an
electric/utility line to
the building. Through
the combined efforts,
the fire was held to six
acres. The cause of the


fire was determined
to be one or more ciga-
rettes that had been
tossed into tall grass
and pine straw.
SEVERAL HOURS
of testimony was pre-
sented regarding the
proposed Driftwood
restaurant, which was
proposed for the former
location of Murming
Surf Cottages on Sce-
nic Gulf Drive in Mira-
mar Beach. The April
30 hearing was a spe-
cial county commission
meeting at the South
Walton Courthouse An-
nex. This was the third
such session to be held
on the proposal. Most
of the testimony con-
cerned compatibility.
With several additional
expert witnesses re-
maining to testify and
about 20 citizens sched-
uled to speak, the hear-
ing was continued due
to the late hour, with
testimony scheduled to
resume on May 14.

AN HOUR'S WORTH
of testimony was pre-
sented in Suzanne Har-
ris' legal challenge of
Walton County's 2010
purchase of a half-acre
parcel at Chat Holley
Road and U.S. 331. This


was at a hearing in Il)-
Funiak Springs on April
30. Harris had dropped
Count II of the lawsuit,
which had alleged vio-
lation of the Sunshine
Law in connection with
the purchase. However,
two counts remained,
one alleging that re-
tention of the special
counsel who oversaw
the transaction had
violated the Sunshine
Law due to not being
done in public session,
and the other alleging
a violation of state stat-
ute requiring disclosure
of the owners of a prop-
erty prior to its sale to a
local government.
Walton County had
filed a motion to dismiss
Harris' second amend-
ment complaint and to
strike portions of the
lawsuit considered by
the county to be "imper-
tinent or immaterial."
Representing Walton
County, attorney Bill
Warner made the argu-
ment that the approval
of the special counsel's
retention could have
legally taken place in a
number of forms other
than in public session.
He also claimed that
Walton County did have
advance knowledge of
the identify of the mem-
bers of the company that
sold the property to the
county. Harris' attorney
Matt Gaetz warned that
acceptance by the court
of Warner's argument
would be "dangerous."
Later on April 30,
Walton County Circuit
Judge David Green
heard a motion to inter-
vene in another Harris
v. Walton County law-
suit involving the use
by Scott Brannon, coun-
ty commissioner, of a
personal email account
for official county busi-
ness. The motion to in-
tervene was by a group
of Driftwood Estates
homeowners with an
ongoing lawsuit against
the county. Green ruled

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APRIL

against the mot ion, has-
ing his decision on his
opinion that tle l poten-
tial intervenors had not
demonstrated sufficient
evidence in support of
their standing to partic-
ipate in the litigation.

PARTIES IN-
VOLVED in a lawsuit,
involving a large short-
term rental home often
used for weddings and
other events made their
arguments in Walton
County Circuit Court
on April 30. The home is
in a residential area of
Seagrove Beach. Walton
County had maintained
that the occurrence of
these events amounted
to "nonresidential use"
of the property, repre-
senting a violation due
to the frequency of the
events. The owners of
the home, Karen and
Reppard Bennett, had
sued the county in June
2011, soon after they
were found in error for a
repeat violation involv-
ing the use of the home.
Both the legal repre-
sentatives of the county
and those representing
the Bennetts had filed
motions for summary
judgement with the
court. After hearing
the parties' arguments,
Walton County Judge
David Green indicated
that he would provide
his ruling in writing.


MAY


RESULTS FROM the
referendum on whether
the county should levy a
0.5-cent sales tax to pay
debt service and fund
costs for the four-lane
expansion of the U.S.
331 bay bridge were
reported as 58.65 per-
cent in favor and 41.35
percent against the tax.
signifying approval of
the tax.

THE WALTON
COUNTY Economic
Development Alliance
(WCEDA) heard at its
May 3 meeting that
fund awards would be
made in the near fu-
ture in connection with
the University of West
Florida's Office of Eco-
nomic Development and
Engagement (OEDE),
which is charged with
administering a fund
of over $10 million per
year to create jobs in
the Panhandle. Rick
Harper, OEDE director,
reported that Walton
County was at the fore-
front of the program in
its effort to identify
and provide financial
start-up assistance for
creation of new jobs.
Harper said that two
and possibly three proj-
ects identified by the
WCEDA were moving
through the system and
would hopefully be ap-
proved in the near fu-
ture.
In other business, the
alliance hear a review
from Cliff Knauer of
Preble-Rish on the sta-
tus of the Mossy Head
Industrial Park work
for the board. Knauer
reported that stormwa-
ter permits had been re-
ceived for some sectors
of the property. Knauer
recommended that the
vision document for the
industrial park be re-
vised to reflect current
goals and market condi-
tions.


KELLIE JO KIL-
BERG, new president
of the Walton Area
Chamber of Commerce,
was introduced at the
chamber's May 4 First
Friday Breakfast at
Hammock Bay. Speak-
ers at the breakfast in-
cludecj Jenni Perkins of
Covenant Hospice, Joe
Wyatt, Crystal Beach
and Hammock Bay nat-
uralist, and Lori Ceier,
publisher of Walton
Outdoors. Kilberg was


last to speak, saying
that she was excited
to be corning to Waltion
County and looked for-
ward to meeting and
working with the people
of' th e county.

VOFl ICIALS AND)
STAFF from Walton
County and a number
of other Florida (ulf
Coast counties gath-
ered at the South Wal-
ton Courthouse Annex
on May 7 for an update
on negotiations with
BP on early restoration
projects. Mimi Drew,
representing Gov. Rick
Scott as Natural Re-
source Damage Assess-
ment (NRDA) trustee
for Florida, provided the
update and report. It
was discussed that BP
had pledged $1 billion
for early restoration ef-
forts in the Gulf Coast
states, with Florida to
receive $100 million of
that amount for proj-
ects. Counties had sub-
mitted proposed proj-
ects for funding through
that $100 million and
through the $300 mil-
lion portion under con-
trol of the Department
of the Interior and the
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Adminis-
tration.
Drew reported that
437 potential projects
had been submitted for
consideration in this
funding, at a total val-
ue of $4.4 billion. Drew
announced that $94.3
million would be avail-
able for Phase 2 early
restoration projects in
the categories of human
use, oyster restora-
tion, bird and sea turtle
enhancement, living
shoreline/breakwater,
dune restoration/beach
nourishment, acquatic
resources, land acquisi-
tion, and regional proj-
ects.

AT THE MAY 8 meet-
ing of the Walton Coun-


ty School Board, candi-
date for School Board
District 1 Ron Belker
told the board that a
school guidance coun-
selor at Emerald Coast
Middle School had been
soliciting signatures for
the political campaign
of another school board
candidate during school
hours. School Super-
intendent Carlene An-
derson said she would
investigate the charges
and respond appropri-
ately.
Also at the meet-
ing, Michelle Doggett
provided a power-point
presentation on energy
savings resulting from
the implementation of
the Energy Education,
Inc., services program
from December 2011 to
March 2012. Doggett
reported that the dis-
trict had cut energy cost
28 percent through the
program.
A motion was ap-
proved to raise the
school district's insur-
ance consultant's com-
pensation by $1,800.
Also approved were
staffing evaluation re-
visions- agreed upon by
the staffing committee,
which included teacher
unions representatives.

THE OPTION of
constructing a niew
TDC building on Point
Washington State For-
est property was elimi-
nated in a 4-0 vote by
county commissioners
on May 8. Presented at
the meeting was a let-
ter from Florida Forest
Service Director Jim
Karels stating that the
forest service does not
advocate development
in the state forest. The
commissioners dis-
cussed how to proceed
with the selection of
a site for a new TDC
building and with a de-
sign for the building.
A motion by Cecilia
Jones, District 5 com-


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missioner, to hold public
workshops to determine
the design and loca-
tion of a new building
was approved 3-1, with
Scott Brannon, District
1 commissioner, vot-
ing no. Brannon later
clarified that he did not
oppose .workshops but
would have preferred
the commissioners to
task the TDC with
bringing options for the
location and building
design before them for
consideration.
Jacquee Markel of
the South Walton Com-
munity Council told the
commissioners that the
new building proposal
had been poorly han-
dled and that the pub-
lic had been left out of
the process for the pro-
posal. Dawn Moliterno,
TDC executive director,
stated that the TDC
had not violated any
procedure in developing
the proposal and that
many public meetings
had been held on it. She
added that the TDC did
want to work in increas-
ing public input.
A motion by Larry
Jones, District 3 com-


missioner, to schedule
a joint BCC/TDC meet-
ing, to make sure both
boards were moving
forward with the same


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MAY,


THi LAWSUIT in-
volving the county's
purchase of the half-
acre parcel at Chat Hol-
ley Road and U.S. 331i
proceeded with only
one of the original three
counts remaining. )One
of' the counts had been
dropped by plaintiffs
Su/zanile I IIarris and
one hlad been struck
by Judge W. Iloward
La Porte. The remaining
count involved the alle-
gation that the county
had violated Florida's
Sunshine Law by the
retention of the special
legal counsel who had
overseen the purchase
transaction.

MAJ. GRAHAM
FOUNTAIN OF the
Walton County Sher-
iffs Office came before
the county commission
on May 8 to ask for the
redesignation of state
grant funding then go-


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people were suffering.
When the propos-
al was put to a vote,
Wright and Councilma n
Wayne Graham cast
aye votes and Work and
Kelley voted no. Mayor
Pro Teimpore lenry En-
nis, who sat, in for May-
or lHarold Ca'lrpenter,
broke the lie wit h a nay
vote, putting down tihe
miotioln.
In other city coun-
cil act ion, Iaskerville-
D)onovan was approved
to provide preliminary
planning services for the
eventual construction
of a compressed natural
gas fueling station, at a
cost of $12,000, invoiced
monthly. There was
also a decision to have
city staff negotiate with
Baskerville-Donovan
for expertise on the best
way to proceed with the
former Walton County
Health Department
building, considered a
potential site for the
city police department
headquarters.
The councilmen also


CROWDS AT THE MAL4RVEL OF FLIGHT at
DeFuniak Springs airport May 19 said the pledge
of allegiance facing straight up, as James Nipper,
proprietor of Skydive Lire, dropped down from a
few miles up, flag in hand. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


ing to Crime Stoppers
of Walton County, to
Emerald Coast Crime
Stoppers. The latter or-
ganization was at that
time an Okaloosa Coun-
ty nonprofit that the
Fountain indicated was
being revised to operate
as a bi-county organiza-
tion. Fountain told the
commissioners that the
nonprofit status of the
Walton County organi-
zation had been revoked
due to some paperwork
not being filed with the
state. There was short
notice for the request,
which had not been on
the draft agenda for
the meeting. However,
a motion to approve re-
designation of the funds,
with the condition that
Walton County Crime
Stoppers would be able
to return for further
consideration once the
paperwork issue had
been remedied, carried
in a 3-1 vote.

A PROPOSAL by
DeFuniak Springs City
Councilman Kermit
Wright to increase the
salary of council mem-
bers from $6,000 to
$12,000 and increase
the mayor's salary to
$15,000 was discussed
by the council. Wright
called the current sala-
ries "silly" adding, "I
believe in getting paid
for what you do." Coun-
cilmen Mac Work and
Ron Kelley opposed the
increases. Work com-
mented that the coun-
cilmen had known what
they would be paid
when they ran for office.
While agreeing that the
salaries were "ridicu-
lously low," Kelley said
he could not justify in-
creasing the tax burden
on citizens, particularly
in view of the current
economy and the way


approved an ordinance
authorizing the city
manager to suspend a
city employee as long
as the decision could
be overturned by a ma-
jority vote of the coun-
cil. Additionally, city
staff were authorized
to write letters offering
voluntary annexation to
property owners along
U.S. 98 South adjacent
to the city limits, and a
moratorium on impact
fees was extended.

THE FREEPORT
City Council got an up-
date on May 8 about
progress on Freeport's
Working Waterfronts
Florida project. Julie
Dennis of Florida's De-
partment of Economic
Opportunity told the
council members that
there were 23 such proj-
ects in the state and that
they target economic
development, public ac-
cess and environmental
hazard reduction. Cliff
Knauer of Preble-Rish,
who was leading the ef-
fort to prepare a vision
plan for the project, list-
ed items marked for at-
tention in the plan, in-
cluding development of
a proposal for fresh fish
sales and of a mooring
piling field for use by
tug boats and barges,
along with identification
of properties that could
possibly be acquired for
public access and ad-
ditional parking. From
Tim Ard, the council
members heard about
a first-of-its-kind monu-
ment to be added to the
Veteran's Memorial
at Freeport City Hall,
with the $20,000 monu-
ment to bear the names
of five Freeport sons
who gave their lives in
service from World War
II to the present. It was
reported that $12,000


in donations had been
received for the project.

FORT WALTON
BEACH resident Pabli-
no (uieierrez, 77, died
on May 9 when his
homebuilt single-en-
gine airplane crashed
imloments after take
off from the I)eFuniak
Springs Municipal Air-
port,. I)eFuniak Springs
Police D)epatrtnment Lt.
Tilman Mears said the
accident was believed to
be the only incident in-
volving a fatality at the
airport in the last three
years. "The plane was
attempting to take off
and, for whatever rea-
son, made a nose-dive
and crashed," Mears
said. A heavy thunder-
storm moving into the
area delayed the inves-
tigation of the crash.

THE FLORIDA De-
partment of Transpor-
tation (FDOT) hosted
an informational meet-
ing on May 10 on plans
to construct two new
north-and-south-bound
four-lane roadways be-
ginning at Edgewood
Circle and ending at
1-10 on U.S. 331. Ian
Satter, FDOT public in-
formation officer, com-
mented that an official
go-ahead for the project
had not been received
from the state, and
that the $23.4 million
needed for the project
was not yet available,
although FDOT Sec-
retary Ananth Prasad
had promised construc-
tion on the highway
widening would begin
by 2017 at the latest.
Satter explained that
no local match would be
required for the project.

IN A MAY 10 press
release. State Attorney
Bill Eddins announced
that his office would
not be pursuing sepa-
rate complaints filed
against Suzanne Har-
ris and Walton County
Commission Chairman
Scott Brannon. Har-
ris had filed the com-
plaint against Brannon
and Brannon had filed
the complaint against
Harris. Included with
the press release were
letters from Chief As-
sistant State Attorney
Gregory A. Marcille.
In the letter re-
garding the complaint
against Brannon, Mar-
cille stated that, while
the use of a personal
email account to con-
duct official business is
a "poor practice," it is
not necessarily a viola-
tion of the Florida pub-
lic records law, as long
as the records are prop-
erly maintained and
available to the public.
Marcille also said that
the ongoing lawsuit in-
volving the matter pro-
vided "an appropriate
civil contempt process
to address the alleged
violations." This was
a reference to a mo-
tion for contempt and
show cause order filed
in Walton County Cir-
cuit Court by Harris in
March 2012, involving
emails sent by Brannon
that Harris maintained
represented a violation
of a court order.
The complaint filed
by Brannon against
Harris involved allega-
tions that Harris may
have committed extor-
tion during a discussion
with him about the pos-
sibility of her filing liti-
gation against Walton
County. Marcille stated
that there was "insuffi-
cient evidence" to prove


that any crime had been
committed in connec-
tion with the charges.

AT A MAY 15 Wal-
ton County commission
budget and capital ele-
ments workshop, plans
to reduce the budget by
$2 million for the 2012-
13 fiscal year were dis-
cussed. A report from
Walton County Prop-
erty Appraiser Patrick
Pilcher that property
values were expected


to remain at the same
level or possibly in-
crease or decrease by
2 percent,, was laIbelled
as very positive. Billy
IBearden, Walton Coun-
ty building official, also
reported that an aver-
age of 50 building per-
mnits was currently be-
ing issued per month.
Larry Jones, District
3 commissioner, said it
was his hope that the
commission would draw
upon lessons learned
during the recent years
of reduced revenues and
continue their efforts to
"run the leanest gov-
ernment that we can."
He added that future
economic growth would
set the stage for the
county to reduce taxes,
fees, and other costs
paid by citizens. Sara
Comander, District 4
commissioner, spoke to
the need for visioning
to prioritize important
items so that the coun-
ty will not be spending
money on "frivolous"
items.
An operating budget
of slightly over $91.3
million was envisioned
at the workshop. Wil-
liam Imfeld, Walton
County finance direc-
tor, who was scheduled
to leave his position in
two days, was thanked
for his service.

THE PAXTON
TOWN Council was re-
ceptive to a pitch from
local resident Dave
Palmer about opening a
farmer's market, a sand-
wich and coffee shop
with a covered porch
and tables and chairs,
and a "Welcome to
Florida" sign. This was
at the Council's May 15
meeting. The business-
es, etc., were proposed
for a site directly across
U.S. 331 from the Town
Hall. Palmer's request
to have utilities connec-
tion fees waived was ta-
bled to the next month's


ance with l tie DIRI, tlhe
associated develop nient
orideri, and county ordi-
inances. Their lawsuit,
cited a provision of
Florida Statutes stating
that local governments
are not to issue permits
or approvals, nor pro-
vide any extension of
services, if a developer
fails to act in substan-
tial compliance with
a development order.
Walton County Circuit
Judge Kelvin Wells,
the presiding judge, ex-
pressed concern about a
lack of case law to sup-
port the homeowners'
case---and about what
he termed a request
to "second guess" the
county in its function
of issuing building per-
mits. He also found that
the requirements of the
writ requested by the
homeowners had not
been met and that oth-
er adequate remedies
were available to them.

AMONG THE
ITEMS of discussion
at the Walton County
School Board's May 22
special meeting was the
topic of job descriptions
and efforts to adjust du-
ties of employees to bal-
ance job responsibili-
ties. It was requested
that job descriptions
be made more generic.
"It's getting to the point
where this has become
too cumbersome and
employees are wear-
ing too many hats that
aren't covered under
their job description,"
explained Carlene An-
derson, school superin-
tendent. The proposal
was approved 4-1 by the
board members, with
board member Sharon
Roberts voting no. Con-
sideration of action on a
staffing plan was tabled
for more information af-
ter Roberts pointed out
an inequity between
Mossy Head School and
other schools such as


RICE UNIVERSITY TRACKATHLETE CHRIS
SANDERS, who graduated from South Walton
High, School in 2011, will spend his summer break
training with coach Willie Parker to compete for a
spot on the national team representing the U.S. at
the upcoming World Junior Championships to be
held in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


meetings to allow for
legal review. In other
business, the Coun-
cil members received
a report that the only
thing remaining for the
Dollar General store to
open in Paxton was for
a contract to be written
tiup and finalized.

A LEGAL COM-
PLAINT filed against
Walton County by
Greater Driftwood Es-
tates homeowners was
denied on May 21. The
homeowners had re-
quested that the court
direct the county to dem-
onstrate its authority to
issue building permits
for construction within
the Sandestin Develop-
ment, of Regional Im-i
pact, (DRI). Most, of the
Driftwood property was
included in that DRI,
approved by the county
in the 1970s. The ho-
inoowners claimed the
existence of noncolmpli-


Emerald Coast Middle
and Bay schools.

COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS voted on May
22 to accept an agree-
ment for the voluntary
resignation in good
standing of 'Greg Kise-
la, county administra-
tor, effective June 22,
with three conditions:
1) that the county pay
Kisela within 10 days
of the effective date, all
accrued salary and ben-
efits, including vacation
time; 2) that the county
pay Kisela, within 415
days of the effective
date, a lump-sum sever-
ance payment equal to
six months' salary; and
3) that such payment
would be "full and com-
plete payment and sat-
isfaction of any claims"
by Kisela against the
county.
The agreement,
presented by Walton
County Conmmissioner


Kenneth Pridgen, was
described as having
been negotiated be-
tween Kisela, Pridgen,
the county attorney,
and the county human
resources director. It
was approved in a 3-2
vote, with commission-
ers Scott Brannon, Sara
Comander, and Ken-
neth Pridgen voting in
favor and commission-
ers Cecilia Jones and
Larry Jones voting no.
Bob Hudson, Wal-
ton County Taxpayers
Association executive
director, immediately
questioned why sever-
ance pay was part of
the agreement if Kisela
were voluntarily resign-
ing. Other members of
the community ques-
tioned why no public
comment on the agree-
ment had been taken
prior to the commis-
sioners voting on it.
The county took the
position that Kisela's
departure in connection
with the agreement
would be a mutual ter-
mination of his employ-
ment agreement.
The taxpayers' as-
sociation issued a May
24 statement objecting
to the commissioners'
May 22 decision to ap-
prove the agreement for
Kisela to step down.
Don Riley, taxpayers'
association president,
declared in the May 24
statement, "We think
the process outlined by
Mr. Pridgen (Tuesday)
morning strongly sug-
gests dealing out of the
sunshine." Riley called
for an attorney gener-
al's investigation of the
process and the legality
of the agreement.
On May 29, the coun-
ty commission sched-
uled a May 31 meeting
to discuss Kisela's em-
ployment agreement in
light of questions raised
as to whether it would
allow the action taken
by the county commis-
sioners.
Gerry Demers, in-
terim county adminis-
trator, commented that,
although the BCC had
voted to accept Kisela's
resignation, the resig-
nation was predicated
on Kisela receiving the
severance package with
severance payments, a
condition challenged by
the taxpayers' associa-
tion and other citizens.
As of May 29, Demers
said, Kisela had not
submitted his resigna-
tion.
It was unclear wheth-
er a state law regarding
employee severance
that limited severance
payment to six weeks'
compensation would
apply in this instance.
Contacted on May
29, Kisela said he had
not tendered his resig-
nation or "signed any-
thing" in connection
with resignation.

THE LARGEST-
EVER crowd attended
a Memorial Day obser-
vance at Gulf Cemetery
on May 28. "We are
here to support our he-
roes," said Bill Freeze,
president of the Gulf
Cemetery Association.
In a first for the cere-
mony. Callan Taft sang
the national anthem
and a portion of "Proud
to be an American,"
and James Mcdowell of
the South Walton High
School band member
concluded with a pow-
erful and fitting rendi-
tion of "Taps." Another
first was a fly-over by
four T-6 Texan aircraft
from Destin. Lifelong


Santa Rosa Beach resi-
dent Vernon Bishop
directed the service.
"These veterans and
the American flag mean
so much to me," Bishop
commented. Each ser-
vice member's grave
was decorated with a
new American flag.

GUM CREEK CEM-
ETERY also hosted its
17th annual Memorial

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MAY

Day service on May 28.
An unofficial head count
indicated that the crowd
was about 160 strong,
the biggest in the his-
tory of the celebration.
Featured speaker was
Mark McDuffie, re-
tired from the U.S. Air
Force after serving 17
years as captain, af-
ter being injured by a
roadside bomb in 2007
during his second tour
in Iraq. McDuffie was
the only member of his
unit to survive. A vet-
erans' rights advocate
and active inember of
the Wounded Warrior
Project, McDuffie said
he considered it his job
for the rest of his life
to "pay respect to those
who paid the ultimate
sacrifice." He urged oth-
ers to do the same and
also to honor those still
serving. Gum Creek
Cemetery Trustee Don
Wilkerson, organizer of
the cemetery's obser-
vance program since its
inception, commented
that while we often take
freedom for granted, it
does come at a cost, and
that, "today we remem-
ber the people who paid
that price for us."

PAXTON SCHOOL
science teacher Heath-
er Stewart received
the National Science
Teachers Association's
STEM Educator Award
for her work with mid-
dle school-level stu-
dents. Stewart was
congratulated for "her
lifelong commitment to
science education and
for her innovative and
creative approach" to
the teaching of science.
The teachers' associa-
tion highlighted Stew-
art's classes' projects
examining the water
quality at Lake Jack-
son and participating
in a service project to
prevent erosion at the
lake's boat landing as
being effective strate-
gies to engage students
in practical science.

SANTA ROSA
BEACH resident Pat
Blackshear was one of
six Florida urban plan-
ners to be inducted into
the American Institute
of Certified Planners
(AICP) College of Fel-
lows for the year, in a
black-tie ceremony in
Los Angeles. The in-
duction was in conjunc-
tion with the American
Planning Association's
National Planning con-
ference. Blackshear was
recognized in connec-
tion with her work dur-
ing her three-decades-
long career to protect
clean drinking water,
improve state and in-
trastate planning, and
save property and lives.
She is a graduate of
Florida State Univer-
sity.

TWO COLORADO
MEN plead guilty to
fraud in connection with
the Riverwalk develop-
ment in Freeport. The
pleas were announced
by Pamela C. Marsh,
United States attor-
ney for the Northern
District of Florida. The
two men were Steven
F. Reagan, 51, of Arvi-
da and Jay S. Fulton,
47, of Aurora. The in-
dictment charged each
with two counts of mail
fraud, conspiracy to
commit mail and bank
fraud, and conspiracy
to commit money laun-


during. According to the
announcement: In De-
cember 2011, a federal
grand jury in Pensacola
returned a six-count in-
dictment against Rea-
gan and Fulton, charg-
ing them with falsely
obtaining mortgage
loans in excess of $3
million dollars for the
purchase of homes in
Santa Rosa Beach. Af-
ter closing on the loans
and following a series of'
financial transactions,


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, TIU I JRS)AY, IANUIARY 3,2013


approximately $-150,(000
was transferred into
bank ae'counties held
by parties associated
with the l"ive'rwalk
development, and the
men solicited other bor-
rowers to purchase lots
in the development as
an investment oppor-
tunity. Through false
statements, the solic-
ited borrowers obtained
$2 million in mortgage
loans to purchase the
lots. Reagan and Fulton
then received kickbacks
from a.n entity associ-
ated with the develop-
ment. -Both men faced
a maximum of 70 years
in prison in connec-
tion with the combined
fraud and conspiracy
charges.



JUNE

AT A SPECIAL
MEETING of the Wal-
ton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC), the BCC voted
3-2 to terminate the
employment of County
Administrator Greg
Kisela, who had been
serving in that position
since June 2011. The
BCC, on advice, first
rescinded an earlier
decision to the same
effect. In that earlier
decision, the BCC had
voted to accept Kisela's
"voluntary resigna-
tion," with a severance
package and a condi-
tion that the agreement
and package would sat-
isfy "any claims" Kisela
might have against
the county. Under the
new terms approved,
the BCC terminated
Kisela's employment
"without cause." Kisela
would receive a full sev-
erance package, includ-


MEMBERS OF THE 1961-62 Walton Braves
boys basketball team. (Photo courtesy Walton High
School 1962 Yearbook) The team and its exploits
were detailed in the June 21 Herald Breeze, in an
in-depth article by Patrick Casey.


dets to shake the hand
of President Obama, his
commander-in-chief.

W A K U L L A
SPRINGS, a 6,000-acre
wildlife sanctuary just
12 miles south of Tal-
lahassee, was the sub-
ject of a photo profile.
Wakulla Springs is the
largest spring basin in
Florida and one of the
largest in the world.
Visitors can swim, pic-
nic, hike and play at the
park.

HERALD BREEZE
REPORTER BEN
GRAFTON attended
and wrote about his
60th class reunion at
the U.S. Military Acad-
emy at West Point,
where he graduated
with the class of 1952.

THE SOUTH WAL-
TON TOURIST DE-
VELOPMENT COUN-
CIL (TDC) held a
workshop to discuss
funding priorities and
policies, and the phi-
losophy behind sponsor-
ship grants. A total of
21 events were recom-


proposal planned for
Scenic Gulf Drive. The
3-2 approval came with
conditions at a June 5
Walton County Board
of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) meeting
at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex. Op-
position leader attorney
Dana Matthews spoke
at the meeting, list-
ing reasons not to al-
low the business. That
this proposal drew the
opposition it had from
neighboring residents
is a good indication that
it is not neighborhood
supporting, Matthews
maintained. While the
idea of a beachfront
restaurant is not a bad
one, he explained, "It's a
bad idea to put it where
they're trying to put it."

HABITAT FOR HU-
MANITY built home
No. 2.1 in Walton Coun-
ty for a St. Rita's Parish
family. The new home,
which sits just 600 feet
from Habitat's Walton
County headquarters in
Freeport, carries a mar-
ket-adjusted $100,000
price tag and was con-


ATTENDEES APPLAUD the unveiling of a sign to mark the section of CR-
30A containing Seaside as Charles Modica, Sr., Hospitality Way. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


ing six-months' salary.
The BCC did not cite
reasons for the termi-
nation, and public com-
ment was reserved for
after the vote. Several
members of the public
expressed dismay at
the action, and repeat-
edly asked why it had
been taken.

FLORIDA GOV.
RICK SCOTT, State
Reps. Brad Drake and
Marti Coley, and Flori-
da Education Commis-
sioner Gerard Robinson
stopped by DeFuniak
Springs to meet with
residents and answer
a variety of questions
about tourism, educa-
tion, and government
spending.

THE FIRST FRIDAY
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
was held in DeFuniak
Springs, a joint effort
of the city and the Eco-
nomic Development
Tourism Committee.
Funds raised were to
be applied to the city's
Fourth of July fireworks
display. Attendees
grilled out, mingled and
browsed locally raised
flowers and produce.

DUSTIN L. HAY-
HURST, a former Free-
port High School stu-
dent, graduated first in
his class from the U.S.
Air Force Academy.
Hayhurst was the first
in his class of' 1,074 ca-


mended for TD C grants
for FY 2012-13, at a
total cost of $425,000.
Funding criteria were
discussed, including the
need for events to follow
all county ordinances,
and the question of how
long to continue fund-
ing events that are held
every year.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS MUNICIPAL
AIRPORT had a poten-
tial two new tenants as
the City Council voted to
begin drawing up lease
agreements with two
helicopter-related firms.
The Council members
voted unanimously at,
its regular meeting on
June 11 to move toward
bringing in the pair
of new businesses on
leases of one-to-three-
year terms at a rate
of $1,000 per month.
The Council also voted
unanimously to award
an $837,380 contract
for the first phase of
site development at the
location of a new han-
gar. City Manager Sara
Bowers said 80 percent
of the funds needed for
the contracts come from
Florida Departlment of'
Transportation grant's
to the city.

DRIFTWOOD RES-
TAURANT got the
green light from Walton
County commissioners
at the sixth public hear-
ing on the controversial


structed by 350 volun-
teers almost entirely
on the 13 Saturdays be-
tween March 8 and the
first of June.

SUN CROP FARM,
"a little Eden" at the
dead end of Deer Run
West was profiled in
the Herald Breeze. Par-
ticipants can have a
little share of the good-
ness that comes with no
pesticide use and smart
soil stewardship that
owners David and Mi-
chaela Watson apply to
raising vegetables and
fruits of all kinds on the
property.
"We have lots of birds,
and lizards. They help
with the pest control,
but the most important


part of keeping the bad
critters away is to use
good soil. You start
with good soil and ev-
erything else is easier,"
David told The Herald
on a visit to the farm.

BARBARA PE-
TERSEN, president of
the First Amendment
Foundation, presented
a "Sunshine Seminar"
hosted by the Walton
County Taxpayers As-
socation (WCTA) on
June 5 at the Northwest
Florida State College
facility in Santa Rosa
Beach. She explained
that her small organi-
zation functions as an
advocate for the public's
right to oversee govern-
ment. Petersen's pre-
sentation dealt not only
with the public's right
of access to government
meetings but with right
of access to public re-
cords. All meetings of
state agencies, local
governments, and spe-
cial districts at which
official acts are taken or
public business in con-
ducted, Petersen said,
are required to be open
to the public and pub-
licly noticed. The Sun-
shine Law also requires
these entities to take
minutes of their meet-
ings, she explained. A
meeting, according to
the Sunshine Law, this
is any gathering, for-
mal or informal, of two
or more members of the
same board or commis-
sion with discussion
of any issue on which
"foreseeable action" will
be taken by that board
or commission. Peters-
en said the fact that
discussions take place
by phone or computer
does not exclude them
from being considered
meetings under these
circumstances.

WALTON COUNTY
installed solar-pow-
ered trash compactors
at six of its eight re-
gional beach accesses.
The compactors were
purchased from Waste
Management after an
initial trial period at the
Ed Walline beach ac-
cess. located at CR-393
and Scenic Highway
30A, proved successful.
The compactors are the
same size as a standard
35-gallon trash contain-
er, but hold five times
more trash, thanks to
patented solar-powered
compression technol-
ogy. Each unit also con-
tains a receptacle for re-
cycling plastic bottles,
newspaper, glass and
other recyclables.

LELA BAKER, a
Walton Middle School
student, attended a
teen leadership confer-
ence called the Nation-
al Young Leaders State
Conference (NYLSC),
to help young scholars
"take an introspective
and highly-personal-
ized assessment of their
leadership skills and
abilities."

KELLIE JO KIL-
BERG assumed her du-
ties as the new Walton
Area Chamber of Com-
merce president. Kil-
Sberg has 23 years' expe-
rience in the chamber of
commerce field, start-
ing out as public rela-
tions director for the


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DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS GARDEN
CLUB MEMBER Mar-
ilyn Louwerens had
several Purple Passion-
flowers blooming in
her yard. The colorful
blooms are a powerful
attraction for both bees
and butterflies. "I am
just tickled with these
flowers," said Louw-
erens.



chamber of commerce of
Charlotte County, Fla.
after graduating from
the University of Iowa
with a degree in jour-
nalism. In the mid-'90s
she went on to work for
the city of Enterprise,
where she stayed un-
til 2003, before moving
to Jacksonville to helm
Clay County's chamber.

SUZANNE HARRIS
Suzanne Harris and her
attorney were in court
on June 15 to answer
charges of frivolous and
"bad faith" legal filings
in connection with the
lawsuit that she had
brought against Walton
County and other de-
fendants involving the
county's October 2010
purchase of property on
Chat Holley Road. Har-
ris had filed the law-
suit on Nov. 21, 2011.
The hearing lasted all
day. Presiding Judge
W. Howard LaPorte did
not rule, but instructed
attorneys for all par-
ties to provide him with
written recommended
orders for his consider-
ation, and responses to
each other's recommen-
dations.

KITUWAH MOUND,
believed to have been
inhabited for more than
10,000 years, was pro-
filed in the June 21 Her-
ald Breeze. It is believed
to what is known as a
"mother town" for the
Cherokee Nation. The
site is nestled within
the Smoky Mountains
adjacent to Tuckasegee
River with rich fertile
soil all around.

DROP THE DRUGS:
The 2nd Annual "Drop
the Drugs" took place
on June 16. The event
was held in two sepa-
rate locations. Members
from DeFuniak Springs
Police were at the De-
Funiak Springs Wal-
mart from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. The Walton Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office was at
the Santa Rosa Beach
Walmart from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The event was
geared towards educat-
ing the public about the
dangers of prescription
medication and how the
community can help in
the fight against misuse
of prescription medi-
cation. The dangerous
drugs were taken to an
incinerator and prop-

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WALTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT Kellie Jo
Kilberg (at head of table) addressed a small gathering of business owners,
county representatives and the media at the Chamber's Chautauqua Hall of
Brotherhood office in DeFuniak Springs on Tuesday, June 12. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


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I JUNE

early disposed of.

A GROUP OF AREA
ARTISTS attended a
Call to Artists informa-
tional meeting at the
Bayou Arts Center in
south Walton last Fri-
day. The meeting was
hosted by the Arts in
Medicine (AIM) pro-
gram of Sacred Heart
of the Emerald Coast.
Co-hosting the meeting
were Sharon Abele, Vol-
unteer Services/Senior
Spirit Manager of Arts
in Medicine, and Sarah
Bailey, marketing coor-
dinator. Cultural Arts
Alliance Executive Di-
rector Jennifer Steele
also attended. The aim
of AIM, said Abele and
Bailey, is to use art to
help in dealing with
fear and anxiety, and to
aid in relaxation. Since
volunteers will come
from all kinds of life
experience, background
and artistic expertise,
the program will strive
to be flexible.

SUZANNE HARRIS'
motion for contempt al-
leging that County Com-
mission Chairman Scott
Brannon violated a final
judgment of the court
was denied by Walton
County Circuit Judge
David Green on June
22. That final judgment
had been agreed to by
Harris and the county
to settle a previous
lawsuit filed by Harris
against the county in
2009 in which Green
had presided. That law-
suit had involved alle-
gations of violations by
the county in connec-
tion with public records
requests made by Har-
ris. Brannon had also
been a county commis-
sioner at the time that
Harris and the county
had signed the agree-
ment that settled the
2009 lawsuit.
In approving the final
judgment, the county
had agreed that the
BCC and "each indi-
vidual commissioner
shall use only his or her
official e-mail account
when transacting of-
ficial business." In her
motion for contempt
and order to show cause
filed in April 2012, Har-
ris had maintained that
Brannon had violated


THE DeF'UNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013


WALTON COUNTY DEPUTY ELI DUNBAR
AND Sheriff Mike Adkinson placed a wreath at
the marker denoting the highest point in Florida in
honor of the state's law enforcement professionals
killed in the line of duty. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


lar e-mails introduced
in evidence by Harris
constituted contempt of'
court either by Brannon
or the BCC.

THE FINALIZA-
TION of an agreement
to open a Dollar Gen-
eral store in the city of
Paxton moved ahead
as the Paxton Town
Council approved a con-
tract with Teramore
Development, LLC.,
the company acting as
the project's facilitator.
Teramore's role in the
affair is to set up the in-
frastructure needed
to attract businesses
such as Dollar General
to rural areas like Pax-
ton, Mossy Head and
others. In addition to
constructing the rough-
ly $650,000 building to
be occupied by Dollar
General, Teramore will
' hold its own lease on
the building with Dol-
lar General for a period
of 15 years with an op-
tion to renew for a fur-
ther 15. According to
the agreement with the
city, Teramore will pay
the monthly rent and
property taxes and will
carry insurance, while
Dollar General will
rent the building from
Teramore.

ACTING UPON a
reader's suggestion, The
Herald made a public
records request to find
out how much politics is
worth and what benefits
come with the job.Sala-
ries of elected Walton
County constitutional


STEVEKERVIN, 79, OFDEFUNIAKSPRINGS,
fulfilled a lifelong dream by driving an IndyCar
racing machine around the sweeping banks of At-
lanta Motor Speedway's quad-oval by participating
in the Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Kervin
is a longtime fan of the sport, having followed it
closely since 1953. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


the terms of the judg-
ment by using his per-
sonal e-mail account to
conduct county busi-
ness. Due to his find-
ing that all the emails
involving actions that
might be deemed coun-
ty business had been
forwarded to official
county email addresses,
Green noted that he was
unable to find that the
sending of the particu-


officers and school dis-
trict officials for the
fiscal year 2011-2012
and every year are set
pursuant to the salary
formula in Chapter 145
of the Florida Statutes.
Every new fiscal year,
every county in Florida
gets the formula and
amount to pay their
elected officials from the
state. A brief rundown,
across the board for lo-


cal elected officers and
officials are as follows:
The Clerk of Courts'
salary is $101,174;
Property Appraiser
$101,174; Tax Collector
$101,174; Supervisor
of Elections $84,035;
Sheriff $109,770;
County Commissioners
$29,132; School Super-
intendent $101,174 and
School Board Members
$25,146. The article in-
cluded a monthly break-
down of the then-county
commissioners' pay and
benefits.

THE MUSCOGEE
NATION OF FLOR-
IDA'S food bank in
Bruce was profiled in
June 28 edition. Once
every three weeks, the
Muscogee Nation of
Florida, opens their
doors and feeds close
to 140 families through
their food bank. Some
also get a health check-
up at the Tribal Clinic.
The food bank itself was
started when Chuck
Tucker, whose wife Ann
is the chairwoman of
the tribe, dipped into
his savings and bought
the first $2,500 worth
of food. Since then, the
donations, grants and
USDA Food Bank titles
have continued to keep
the doors open and fam-
ilies fed.

IN ADDITION to
being a part of a Wal-
ton County road and a
state-designated Sce-
nic Corridor, the sec-
tion of CR-30A between
CR-283 and CR-395 is
now known as "Charles
Modica, Sr., Hospital-
ity Way." State Senator
Don Gaetz said of the
road section's name-
sake, "His spirit defines
'30A and Seaside on
our best days," Scores
of people turned out in
Seaside on June 21 to
honor the beloved long-
time grocer, who moved
to Seaside in 1988 and,
with his family, opened
Modica Market, a busi-
ness that has served
the town ever since.
Charles Modica, Sr.,
passed away in 2010.
The June 21 gathering
was to honor Modica's
service and dedicate
Charles Modica, Sr.
Hospitality Way.



JULY


DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CILMAN RON KEL-
LEY was the first of the
five Council members to
be interviewed in a five-
part series in which they
reflected on the past
year of city business
and explained their out-
look for the future. Kel-
ley, one of three newly
elected members on the
board, run on promises
to put the city on "a
more progressive stance
in regard to growing the
local economy." He said
the keys to helping out
local business owners
and to attract newcom-'
ers to do business in
the city were to pass a
new and more lenient
sign ordinance and the


passage of moratoriums
on impact and tap fees.
Kelley prioritized put-
ting businesses back
into empty storefronts,
particularly downtown,
while also paying mind
to the construction of
new infrastructure and
industrial park area.


THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS PLANNING
BOARD APPROVED
a new member and a
variance request at its
July 2 meeting, nam-
ing Jeannine Cole as
the newest member.
Cole, who replaced Lee
Thomas, whose term
had expired, was rec-
ommended for the po-
sition by City Council-
man Kermit Wright.
As for the variance re-
quest, William and Na-
dine Bacon came before
the board with a set-
back variance request
handled in three sepa-
rate votes. The Bacons
requested to encroach
23-some-odd feet into a
required 30-foot front
yard setback in order to
construct an 8-by-8-foot
hot tub, a 12-by-20-foot
swimming pool and a
12-by-15-foot cabana.
The board unanimously
approved all requests.

JAMES KIDDER,
35, OF FREEPORT,
WAS ARRESTED by
Walton County Sher-
iffs deputies for traf-
fic violations on June
27, only for officers to


regular meeting proce-
dures the county is to
follow when it acquires
or disposes of property,
as no previous set of pro-
cedures had ever been
included in the Walton
County Code. The or-
dinance states that the
BCC will consider all
requests for property
acquisitions and ap-
prove these requests
when and if they are
found to be in the best.
interests of the county
and to provide for a
public purpose. The
ordinance also tasks
the county administra-
tor or a designee with
obtaining appropriate
appraisals, environ-
mental assessments,
determination of other
associated costs, and
with identification of
the selling party. Upon
authorization from the
board, the county ad-
ministrator or designee
is to provide the terms
of the county's offer to
the seller and to negoti-
ate those terms should
they differ from the
board's approved price
and conditions.

THE WALTON
COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS (BCC)
moved forward with its
pledge to provide fund-
ing to complete the
four-laning of U.S. 331
for the north side of the
bay bridge to 1-10. As
per the agreement with
FDOT, the county will


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS' JOSH MILLER WON
in his amateur fighting debut, defeating Pensaco-
la's Cody Anderson in a three-round bout that was
settled by the judges' decision. Miller and Ander-
son competed at Club LiVE's Friday Night Fights
event, held July 20 in Pensacola. (Photo courtesy of
Joshua Miller)


discover in the vehicle
several items used in
the production of meth-
amphetamine. Kidder
was later charged with
manufacturing meth,
possession of drug para-
phernalia, driving with
a suspended license
and for attaching a li-
cense plate to a vehicle
to which it had not been
assigned.

THE TOWN PLANT-
ERS SOCIETY OF
FREEPORT DEDICAT-
ED a memorial garden
at a ribbon-cutting cer-
emony on June 30. The
garden, which is located
at the Blount House on
Kylea Laird Drive, was
created as a way to pay
tribute to Town Plant-
ers Society members
who have passed away.
A flower for each of the
16 deceased Society
members was placed
in their memory on the
newly constructed foun-
tain at the center of the
garden.

LAW ENFORCE-
MENT OFFICERS
FROM AROUND THE
STATE gathered north
of Paxton at Britton
Hill on June 30 to pay
respects to their fellow
lawmen killed in the
line of duty in the past.
year. This year's Sum-
mit for Heroes ceriemo-
ny honored six officers
killed since the previ-
ous year's memorial.

THE WALTON
COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS (BCC) AP-
PROVED at its June 26


provide $75 million of
the $177 million needed
to complete the bridge-
widening project. The
county's voters ap-
proved a referendum in
May authorizing an in-
crease in the local sales
tax one half-cent per
dollar on taxable items
in order to provide a
revenue source for the
matching funds on the
bridge project.

THE SOUTH WAL-
TON TOURIST DE-
VELOPMENT COUN-
CIL (TDC) approved
the hiring of a facilita-
tor to conduct public
workshops that are to
include visioningg ses-
sions." These work-
shops were to be aimed
at gathering input from
the public as to the di-
rection the TDC should
take as well as a broader
discussion of the TDC's
role and mission within
the framework of eco-
nomic development in
the county.

THE GOVERNING
BOARD OF TRUST-
EES OF NORTHWEST
FLORIDA STATE
COLLEGE approved a
balanced $33,341,509
annual operating bud-
get, maintaining the
college's tuition rates,
which are already
among the lowest in the
country. The trustees
approved 2.5 percent
tuition increase, which
will result in $183
more in annual costs
for a full-time associ-
ate degree student and
an additional $279 per
academic year for a full-


UNCLE SAM
WANTS everyone to
have a happy Fourth
of July. Sam was seen
walking the lake in De-
Funiak Springs, in the
Fourth of July parade.
(Photo by Alicia Leon-
ard)


time bachelor's degree
student. The college's
administration initially
proposed raising tuition
by 5 percent, but the
trustees instead opted
for the lower rate hike,
taking the difference
from the school's con-
tingency fund.

AN EMERGENCY
PERSONNEL RE-
QUEST came before the
Walton County School
Board at its regularly
scheduled meeting on
July 10, with the board
members agreeing to
accept the resignation
of South Walton High
School athletic direc-
tor Bill Wiles and to
approve advertising
for an interim athletic
director. Much discus-
sion at the meeting cen-
tered around Wiles' oral
resignation, in which
he stipulated that he
would leave the district
only if he was hired
as part of an ongoing
job search elsewhere.
School Board Member
Mark Davis said it was
"horse hockey" to not
fire Wiles on the spot, as
the situation amounted
to Wiles holding the
board hostage while he
waited for a new job.

FREEPORT MAYOR
MICKEY MARSE AND
THE CITY COUNCIL
backed Fire Chief Ben
Greenslait, who had
recently come under
scrutiny for allegedly
not having up-to-date
qualifications. Though
Greenslait was at that
time replaced in his
duties by two Walton
County Sheriffs depu-
ties with firefighting
qualifications, City At-
torney Clayton Adkin-
son told the Council
that an appeal to have
Greenslait reinstated to
full duties was possible,
despite the decision
handed down from the
state.

DE FUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CILMAN MAC WORK
sat down for an inter-
view with The Her-
ald regarding the past
year of serving on the
board, of which he has
been a member off and
on for the better part
of the last 20 years.
Work's main push on
the Council this most
recent term has been to
bring new businesses to
the city, and all indica-
tors point toward that
goal becoming a reality
thanks to support from
the rest of the board
members and the busi-
ness community. He
said figures provided
by the Walton County
Economic Development
Alliance showed that
the seven businesses,

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THE DcFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, 'IUIIRSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013


GABE MOORE TOOK SECOND PLACE in th
decathlon at the 2012AAU Junior Olympic Games
held Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, i1
Houston, Texas. The Freeport High School junior
to-be won five of the 10 events and never finished
lower than fourth place. Moore lost out to Harrison
Williams, of Memphis, Tenn., but just eight points
(Photo courtesy of Gabe Moore)


JULY

Tractor Supply Co. and
Hibbit Sports among
them, committed to
open since last year into
early 2013 will generate
an estimated output of
$9,716,834.

THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS (BCC) AP-
PROVED a resolution
authorizing a referen-
dum enabling ad va-
lorem tax exemptions
for new or expanding
businesses to be placed
on the Nov. 6 general
election ballot. The
BCC had this authority
for more than 20 years
prior to 2010, but dur-
ing that time only three
companies received the
exemption.

MIRAMAR BEACH
RESIDENT SUZANNE
HARRIS RECEIVED
$5,460 as reimburse-
ment for attorney's fees
accrued in connection
with one lawsuit seek-
ing to negate Walton
County's purchase of a
half-acre parcel at the
U.S. 331/Chat Holley
Road intersection. Har-
ris initially sued the
Board of County Com-
missioners in October of
2011, but 331 Bayside
Properties, the purchas-
er, and former County
Attorney George Ralph
Miller, who organized
the sale, were later
named as defendants,
though 331 Bayside
Properties was eventu-
ally dropped from the
case. Harris then filed
a separate suit against
Miller in January of this
year compelling him to
produce the documents
related to the purchase
of the land, with Wal-


e

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,i
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ton County Judge W.
Howard LaPorte ruling
that Miller, who did not,
according to the ruling,
produce the documents
in reasonable time,
owed Harris the afore-
mentioned amount.

SOUTH WALTON
TURTLE WATCH
VOLUNTEER BOBBY
STUART asked the
Board of County Com-
missioners for help in
regard to the "extraor-
dinary" sea turtle nest-
ing season taking place
on the county's beaches
in mid-July. Stuart ex-
plained that beachfront
businesses' widespread
noncompliance by with
the Wildlife Lighting
Ordinance threatened
the endangered sea
turtles and other native
beach species. He asked
that the county do a
better job of enforcing
the existing ordinance
and, further, to look
into adopting ordinanc-
es similar to those in
neighboring counties.

A LAWSUIT WAS
FILED JULY 10 in the
Circuit Court for the
First Judicial District
naming Cecilia Jones
and her husband, Jerry
Jones, as defendants.
The lawsuit did not sue
Jones in her capacity as
a county commissioner,
and made no allegations
of official misconduct,
but the plaintiff, Mi-
chael Camacho, sought
equitable or monetary
damages for Jones' al-
leged "undue influence"
in regard to the estate
of Camacho's mother.
The 58-page complaint
centers on disputed
sums of the estate and
the defendants' alleged
fiduciary obligations re-
garding handling those


THIS THANK YOU note at Nick's in Blue
Mountain Beach was one that many local people
could relate to. Tropical Storm Isaac threatened,
but bypassed, the Emerald coast the week of Aug.
27. (Photo by Shelly Swanger Photography)


funds. ,Jones, who an-
nounced her candidacy
lor another teo'm on the
County Comnmission,
wrote iIn a letter that,
electionsn s ar'e nototriollus
for last-ditch ldeslporate
and dishonest efforts to
discredit, ca ndidates."

TH E DEFUN1AK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL WAS PRESENTED
with a new study on
July 23 spelling out the
city's options when it
came to the fate of the
former Walton County
Health Department
building, long proposed
as a site for a new DF-
SPD headquarters. The
City Council had, over
the last three years,
debated whether or not
the structure should be
torn down or renovat-
ed, but the study, the
most comprehensive to
date, provided neither
detailed construction
plans nor the cost or
time associated with ei-
ther option. The study
concluded that no single
major problem or safety
issue would make .total
renovation impossible
should the Council de-
cide take that route.
The Council took no ac-
tion at the meeting re-
garding its desired out-
come for the building.

THE PAXTON
TOWN COUNCIL RE-
CEIVED ANOTHER
UPDATE on the status
of the seemingly immi-


nent arrival of a Dollar
General store location
in the city limits, with
everything looking to
be progressing smooth-
ly, or such was reported
to the Council at its
July meeting. Walton
County Economic De-
velopment Alliance Di-
rector Scarlett Phaneuf
and City Attorney Lori
Bytell informed the
Council that Teramore,
Inc., the land developer
and facilitator of the
deal between the city
and Dollar General,
received and approved
the revised version of
the contract resulting
from the previous Town
Council meeting.

THE FLORIDA
CHAUTAUQUA CEN-
TER ANNOUNCED
FORMER FIRST LADY
Rosalynn Carter had ac-
cepted an invitation to
be the keynote speaker
at the 2013 Assembly.
Her presentation will
be held on Friday, Jan.
25, at the Walton High
School auditorium.

VFW POST 4437's
Ladies Auxiliary mem-
bers accepted the uni-
form of late member
Rosemary Armbruster
on July 18, her birth-
day. Armbruster's hus-
band, Edward, a past,
post commander and a
20-year Air Force veter-
an, hoped that this re-
membrance of his wife's
service to the local VFW
post would start a state-
wide movement recog-


A *-


MORE THAN 100 people linked hands at Seaside on Aug. 4 in the fourth
Hands Across the Sand event. Seaside's unofficial mayor Glenn Seawell is
pictured in the forefront. (Photo by Dotty Nist)


nizing the service of the
Ladies Auxiliary.

FORMER DE-
FUNIAK SPRINGS
FINANCE DIRECTOR
JOHN MCCUE saved
the life of a 1-year-old
baby by performing
CPR on the unnamed
unconscious infant,
who had apparently
drowned. McCue and
his family were grill-
ing out at Lake Stanley
when he and his wife
became aware of a 7- or
8-year-old girl strug-
gling to remove a baby
from the water. Once
he arrived on the scene,


LIC HEARING to adopt
a tentative budget and
set the millage rate for
the coming fiscal year,
with the final meeting
to approve the above
set for Sept. 6. The pro-
posed millage rate of


get projected a grand
total of $14,648,030 in
revenues, less than 49
percent of the actual
year-to-date figures
from the previous fiscal
year. General fund bud-
get revenues were down


CHIEF FORD AND LIFEGUARD COLLIN
MYRICK at award ceremony recognizing Myrick's
actions in saving the life of a 12-year-old boy and
his mother at the Fieeport City Pool on Aug. 2.


5.013 was less than the
rolled-back rate by .94
percent, thought it was
more than last year's
rate by two thousandths
of a mill. There were
no increases for prop-
erty tax. The proposed
budget for Fiscal Year
2013 was $92,934,000,
$1,273,000 less than
the previous year's bud-
get.

THE LAWSUIT
FILED AGAINST WAL-
TON COUNTY COM-
MISSIONER CECILIA
JONES and Jerry Jones
by Michael R. Camacho
was set to be heard by
a judge in Santa Rosa
County. The lawsuit,
filed July 10, involves
the handling of sums of
money from the estate
of Santa Rosa Beach
resident Laverne Ca-
macho, who died April
2012. Walton County
judges recused them-
selves from hearing the
civil lawsuit, and so it
was assigned to a judge
in Santa Rosa County.

D E F U N I A K
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CILMAN KERMIT
WRIGHT'S INTER-
VIEW with The Herald
highlighted the Council
member's years of expe-
rience in management.
positions ranging from
the Air Force to Walton
County ARC. He also
served as postmaster
in several Florida cities
including Sneads and
DeFuniak Springs. This
experience molded his
business sensibilities
and taught him how to
manage employee pools
big and small, as well
as how to balance fi-
nancial responsibilities
while remaining atten-
tive to the needs of all
segments of the popula-
tion.

THE I)EFUNIAK
SPlINGS CITY COUN-
C(11 GAVE UNANI-
MOUS SUPPORT to
the proposed Fiscal
Year 2013 budget at the
board's July 31 meet-
ing. The proposed bud-


27.4 percent compared
to the current budget's
year-to-date figures.
Expenditures were pro-
jected to be down from
the actual year-to-date
figures.




AUGUST


A DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS POLICE offi-
cer uncovered a "rolling
meth lab," leading to
the Aug. 6 arrest of Jef-
fery Darrell Chadwick,.
33, Victoria L. White,
33, and John Lamar
Graham, 23, on charges
of manufacturing meth-
amphetamine, posses-
sion of methamphet-
amine, and child abuse.
A 1-year-old infant was
found lying in the ve-
hicle, nearby the plas-
tic soda bottles used to
manufacture meth.

THE FOURTH-
ANNUAL "HANDS
ACROSS THE SAND"
EVENT was held Aug.
4 in Seaside, with more
than 100 people par-
ticipating. The original
Hands Across the Sand
movement was aimed
at expressing public sol-
idarity against offshore
drilling in the Gulf of
Mexico, a consequence
of which was the BP
Deepwater Horizon oil
spill in 2008.

THE FREEPORT
CITY COUNCIL HELD
THE FIRST OF THREE
BUDGET WORK-
SHOPS at City Hall
on Aug. 6. Discussions
centered around a pro-
posed ad valorem tax of
4.7302 mills, the same
rate adopted for Fiscal
Year 2012. Mayor Mick-
ey Marse was in favor
of a somewhat lower
4.4-mill or .1.5-mill rate.
The Council members
said new equipment
for various city depart-
ments had not been
bought in three or four

CONTINUE ED) 14-A


McCue performed CPR
on the baby while his
wife dialed 911. They
were later joined by an
unidentified woman, a
certified nursing assis-
tant, who took over un-
til ambulances arrived.
The baby survived and
was released in good
condition a few days
later.

THE FBI DEMAND-
ED THE EMAILS OF
COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS in connec-
tion with the lawsuit
regarding the .45-acre
purchase of property at
the intersection of U.S.
331 and Chat Holley
Road filed earlier in the
year by Miramar Beach
resident Suzanne Har-
ris. The FBI subpoena
directed County Attor-
ney Toni Craig to either
appear before a Grand
Jury or to deliver infor-
mation regarding the
land purchase prior to
June 19. Information
called for in the sub-
poena included e-mail
communications sent to
or from Board of County
Commissioners Chair-
man Scott Brannon and
1CC Seat 5 Member
Cecilia Jones, as well as
e-mail communications
between the other com-
missioners and several
other parties includ-
ing Lloyd Blue, Alexa
Please and/or Bayside
Properties, LLC.

THE WALTON
COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD HELD A PUB-


LOGGERHEAD HATCHING, part of this sea-
.. . ,

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A total of 115 sea turtle nests ere report of ted along


south Walton beaches as of Aug. 10.


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I AUGUST

years, hence the "high-
er" tax rate.

THE SOUTH WAL-
TON TOURIST DE-
VELOPMENT COUN-
CIL voted in favor of
making the Zehnder
advertising agency the
organization's new ad
consultant. The TDC's
recommendation was
to be presented to the
Walton County Com-
mission at an upcom-
ing special meeting, at
which it would be de-
cided that negotiations
with Zehnder would
go forward. Zehnder is
noted to have not been
employed by any nearby
tourism entity in com-
petition with the South
Walton TDC.

U.S. CONGRESS-
MAN JEFF MILLER
SPOKE AT THE AUG.
9 MEETING of the 30A
Republican Club. Miller
called for a return to the
principals of conserva-
tism in U.S. fiscal poli-
cy. Per the recent U.S.
House redistricting,
Miller's congressional
district now includes all
of Walton County north
and south of the Choc-
tawhatchee Bay.

WALTON COUNTY
RESIDENTS BRAIN-
STORMED ABOUT
THE COUNTY'S FU-
TURE at a visioning
meeting, held at the
DeFuniak Springs
Community Center.
The meeting, convened
with the blessing of
the Board of County
Commissioners, was
orchestrated by Coun-
ty Commissioner Sara
Comander in order to
get a sense of county
residents' ideas regard-
ing future development
in terms of services, in-
dustry and infrastruc-
ture. Similar visioning
meetings were held in
Freeport and in south
Walton County.

PLANS TO INSTALL
A SECURITY SYSTEM
IDENTICAL TO THE
WALTON COUNTY
COURTHOUSE'S
at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex were
approved by a 4-0 vote
of the Board of County
Commissioners. Sheriff
Mike Adkinson refer-
enced the school board
shooting in nearby Bay
County in his report to
the BCC, saying that
more diligence in pro-
viding security at the
annex was "a real ne-
cessity."

A HISTORIC MARK-
ER was placed in the
Alaqua community in
honor of four Cosson
family members which
were accidently killed
during an Eglin Field
training mission. Five
other family members
were also seriously in-
jured on the Aug. 11,
1944 evening. Many lo-


WHERE IN THE
HERALD IS ALEX AL-
EXANDER of DeFuniak
Springs? Alex is dis-
playing the DeFuniak
Herald in Anchorage,
Alaska. She is visiting
her sister Maggie for
several weeks.


T'll I)elD UNIAK SPRIN(;S IllRiAID) HRIliIZli,'TII(JRSI)AY, JANUARY 3,2013


THE MARKER FOR THE Cosson family trag-
edy has been long over due according to many resi-
dents and government representatives. Remaining
family members are thankful for the efforts of the
many people behind getting the marker approved,
but one family member, Frank Cosson, believes the
wording on the marker is not an accurate portrait
of the events that have happened during and after
the tragedy.


cal dignitaries includ-
ing Congressman Jeff
Miller attended the un-
veiling ceremony.


PAXTON TOWN
COUNCIL MEMBERS
BOBBY KEMP AND
JENICE ARMSTRONG
retained their seats as
the result of city elec-
tions held earlier in the
year. However, voter
turnout was a little on
the low side as only 182
votes were cast in the
election, held Aug. 14.
Former City Council-
man Bill McRae was
defeated again after
failing to be reelected
in last year's elections.
The Council voted
unanimously to accept
these results at its Aug.
21 regularly scheduled
meet ing.



SEPTEMBER


A HISTORIC MARK-
ER was placed in the
Alaqua community in
honor of four Cosson
family members which
were accidently killed
during an Eglin Field
training mission. Five
other family members
were also seriously in-
jured on the Aug. 11.
1944 evening. Many lo-
cal dignitaries includ-
ing Congressman Jeff
Miller attended the un-
veiling ceremony.

PAXTON RESI-
DENT Brandy Lee
Tucker was booked in
connection of the death
of her eight-month old
daughter. During the
investigation, it was
revealed that Tucker
allegedly left the infant
unattended, in a tub of
running water, while
she chatted on a social
network site for a period
exceeding 10 minutes.
She was arrested for
negligent manslaugh-
ter.

IN A MAJOR MILE-
STONE in the process
of expanding U. S. 331
and the Clyde B. Wells
bridge, WCBCC Chair-
man Scott Brannon and
Clerk of Court Martha
Ingle executed the fi-
nancing documents at
the BCC regular board
meeting. The execu-
tion of these documents
secures the required
financing for Walton
County to send to the
Florida Department of
Transportation to begin
moving forward with
the project.

FREEPORT CITY
PLANNERLatilda Hen-
ninger announced that
the development order
for the Southern Wine
and Spirits project had
been issued. Construc-
tion of the project was
to start the first, week in
September and be com-
pleted in spring 2013.
The project will have
a 20,000 square-foot
building and eventually
employ approximately
60 workers.


THE 1)EFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL voted unanimously
to terminate City Plan-
ner Greg Scoville on
the grounds that he
refused to take a drug
test. Scoville was one
of several city employ-
ees chosen at random
to take the urinalysis
but only he declined to
take the test. Scoville
said the city's drug test
policy, as it was applied
to him, violated his con-
stitutional rights.

ON SEPT. 22, AT
APPROXIMATELY
2:-4 A.M. Walton Coun-
ty Sheriffs Office depu-
ties responded to a call
for service in the area of
Deer Run in l)eFuniak
Springs. Upon arrival,
deputies learned that
an lIl-vear-old had al-
legedly had been as-
saulted by Timothy
Lee Browst er, 57, of
DeFunink Springs.
Brewster allegedly had
also threatened harm
with a weapon to an
adult that had confront-
ed him. After a brief
search Brewster was
booked into the Walton
County Department of
Corrections.


re-elect.ioni to I li ori-
ida I l0ose of epresen-
(latives.


TEAMS FROM
MARIlANNA, De-
FIuniak Springs, Port
St. Joe, lBonifay, Live
O(ak and ('lhilpley trav-
eled to HIammoclk Bay
to participate in the Se-
nior Olympics. Freeport,
Mayor Mickey Marse
welcomed all partici-
pants to the friendly
competition which in-
cluded a variety of
events. Just like in
the Olympics a parade
opened the competition.
A large group of volun-
teers turned out to help
with the events.

GULF PLACE WAS
DESIGNATED as one
of the South Walton
Tourist Development


of Sc-ools (Carl'ne An-
derson.

ON SEPT. 10,
WHILE ON PATROL,
deputies with the Wal-
ton County Sheriff's
Office spotted a white
male on a bicycle ride
into the wood line be-
hind Amerigas. Depu-
ties entered the woods
behind the business
to find Donald Joese-
ph Wood of DeFuniak
Springs, taking apart an
air conditioner. Further
investigation revealed
that Wood claimed he
had permission to take
the A/C unit. Represen-
tative from Amerigas
informed the deputies
that Woods had no such
permission. Woods was
arrested and charged
with grand theft.


MOSSY HEAl) WA-
TER WORKS was rec-
ognized as providing
the best tasting water
in the state by the Flor-
ida Rural Water Asso-
ciation (FRWA). The or-
ganization beat out 42
competitors at the an-
nual FRWA conference
held in Daytona Beach.
Mossy Head won the
state contest six years
ago and placed second
nationally that same
year, a feat never be-
fore achieved by Florida
state winners.



OCTOBER


WALTON COUN-
TY'S BUDGET for the
new fiscal year was fi-
nalized with no ad va-
lorem tax increase and


MOSSY HEAD WATER WORKS WON the Florida Rural Water Associa-
tion's Best Tasting Water contest, making this its second win in six years. The
plaque commemorating the victory was presented to Water Works employees
and its board of directors at a brief ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Pictured
is County Commissioner Larry Jones, board members Luke Mitchell, Terry
Crosby, Tom Miller, Maintenance Supervisor Kyle Fragale, Line Operator
Josh Haves, President Tom Terrell and secretary Suzanne Rich, with FRWA
North west Florida Water District Representative Bruce Morrison in the fore-
ground present ting the award. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


Council's (TDC) "Visit
South Walton" beach
communities. The deci-
sion took place at the
TDC's Sept. 11 regular
quarterly meeting at
the Bayou Arts Cen-
ter, after considerable
discussion among the
council members and
public comment from
a number of Gulf Place


SOUTH WALTON Fire District (SWFD) life-
guard training. The South Walton Tourist Develop-
ment Council (TDC) funds lifeguards/beach safety
services on the county's beaches, contracting with
the fire district for these services since 2006.


FREEPORT' FIRE
CHIEF" Ben Greenslait
was fired by the Free-
port City Council at
their Sept. 21, meet-
ing. Greenslait had
been under investiga-
tion for months follow-
ing allegations that he
did not hold a current
firefighter certificate.
Greenslait had tried to
be re-certified but failed
to pass the test given inI
Ocala.

"WE SEE OUR
RIGHTS CRUMBLING
ON THE FEDERAL
LEVEL: we certainly
want to keep them on1
the state level," State
Representative Marti
Coley told members
of the Walton Repub-
lican Womene Feder-
at0ed (WRWF') iand their
guests. Coley (R-Mar-
iamna), addressed tIhe
WRWF at the club's
Sept. 19 regular iiieet-
ing at Carrabba's Ital-
ian Grill in Miramari
Beach. She was seeking


residents and business
people.

DURING THE
WALTON COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
(WCSB) meeting of
Sept. 11. it came to
light that the board
had received notice of
a lawsuit against them
in an unfair labor prac-
tice suit by the Wal-
ton County Education
Association (WCEA).
The WCEA suit was
approved by Public
En|'ll,, ,'^- Relations
Commission to move
forward due to what
some WCEA members
say was the implemen-
tation of a new evalu-
ation system without
ratifieat ion from the
bargaining unit, which
represents all teachers'
interests, whe(the they
belong to their union or
not. "ly law, we had
to implement that last
year by state statute,"
responded Walton
County Superintendent


CONSTRUCTION
BEGAN ON A 4.6 mile
section of U.S. 331
in Walton County to
multi- lane the road-
way from the north end
of the Choctawhatchee
relief bridge to south of
SR-20. This project also
features new traffic sig-
nals at U.S. 331 and
Short Avenue/Jolly Bay
Road, LaGrange Road/
Ramsey Branch Road
and CR- 3280.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL voted unanimously
to fire two city employ-
ees, both of whom were
recommended for ter-
mination by their su-
pervisors on grounds of
insubordinate behavior.
The first to lose his job
was Lt. David Krika.
who, according to a let-
ter of intent provided
by City Marshal Mark
Weeks, admitted to
turning over a police
file to an outside agency
without proper authori-
zation. The second was
Streets Department
employee Kelby Russell
on grounds of refusing
to carry out his duties
as a supervisor of state
inmate laborers. Rus-
sell reportedly did not
want to work with the
inmates because he
would be put in danger
while performing this
duty.

WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
INVESTIGATORS ar-
rested three individu-
als involved in a plan
to attack and rob anl
individual in Choct aw
Beach. Crystal Roberts,
Roy Herring and Derek
Lovell were charged
with armed robbery,
aggravated assault and
burglary of a convey-
ance. The victim told
deputies that a female
he had met, identified
as Roberts, took him to
the Eagle's Bluff area in
Choctaw Beach, where
he was robbed. As he
was being attacked by
Herring and Lovell,
the attackers were call-
ing Roberts by her first
nami.e, leading the vic-
tim to believe he had
been set up.


minimal discussion.
The Walton County
Board of County Com-
missioners approved
the budget at the sec-
ond of two hearings for
the year at the Walton
County Courthouse in
DeFuniak Springs. The
commissioners voted to
set the 2012-13 county-
wide millage at 3.5563
mills, the same as for
the 2011-12 fiscal year,
and at 0.4912 mills for
the North Walton Mos-
quito Control District,
also the same as for the
current fiscal year.

WALTON COUNTY
MADE PLANS to apply
for a state grant to fund
the construction of a
trail for low-speed mo-
torized vehicles along
CR-30A, running be-
tween two south Walton
County communities.
The proposal was to
construct a 10-foot-wide
path along the north
side of CR-30A between
CR-83 in Blue Moun-
tain Beach and CR-283
in Grayton Beach, as
outlined in a plan pre-
pared for the county by
planning consultants
Genesis in 2006.

STATE SEN. DON
GAETZ brought his
Senate office with him
to DeFuniak Springs,
spending a full day get-
ting to know residents,
business owners and
leaders of local organi-
zations. Though Gaetz
has held more than 20
such "Neighborhood
days" in his six years
in state office, this was
his first in DeFuniak
Springs as only this
year Walton County
was added to his sena-
torial district which in-
cludes Escambia, Santa
Rosa, Okaloosa and Bay
counties.

INVESTIGATORS
WITH THE WALTON
COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE arrested Gene
Edward Alden, 57, of
Freeport, for possession
of material including
sexual conduct by child
with intent to promote.
Law enforcement was
informed that a minor

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013


I OCTOBER

had been photographed
inappropriately by Al-
den and that he was
showing the photos to
other individuals.

WALTON COUNTY
SHERIFFS OFFICE
personnel served a prob-
able cause search war-
rant on Oct. 2, at 518
Wildflower street, in
the Mossy Head area of
Walton County. During
the search of residence
and property, numer-
ous items were located
that are used in the
manufacturing of meth-
amphetamines. Edith
Mary Roughton, 42,
of DeFuniak Springs,
was charged with traf-
ficking methamphet-
amines over 14 grams,
production of metham-
phetamines, possession
of drug paraphernalia,
possession of controlled
substance without a
prescription and child
abuse.

FLORIDA REPRE-
SENTATIVE MARTI
COLEY visited the
Walton County School
Board during their reg-
ularly scheduled Oct. 9,
meeting. Coley spoke
to the board briefly and
said she hoped the tools
for staff and teacher
evaluations would be
tweaked and improved.
She also presented the
board with a plaque
recognizing the district,
parents and children for
their hard work.

WALTON OUT-
DOORS held their an-
nual Explore the Out-
doors Festival at Live
Oak Landing south of
Freeport. Many local
businesses and agen-
cies were on hand for
the event which includ-
ed kayaking and stand-
up paddleboard demon-
strations. The festival
is intended to let chil-
dren of all ages experi-
ence hands-on the joys
of being outdoors. An
estimated 400 people
attended the saturday
event.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL made strides to-
ward a policy of more
strictly collecting rental
fees on city buildings,
while also going up on
those rates each year.
The council voted 5-0
on Monday, Oct. 8, to
authorize city staff to
draw up a proposed ordi-
nance enabling changes
to be made to all rates
by resolution instead of
having to advertise and
adopt new ordinances
each time.

TEN EMERGENCY
RESPONSE MEM-
BERS from the De-
Funiak Springs Fire
Department, Argle
Volunteer Fire De-
partment and Walton
County Sheriffs Office
were honored for sav-
ing the lives of a women
and her three children
trapped in their burn-
ing home. The respond-


INTERN NICK
BARYS wth the E.O.
Wilson Biophilia Center
helped kids get a hands-
on experience with a
white oak snake at the
Back to Nature Festival
held Oct. 20 at Seaside.


FLORIDA REPRESENTATIVE Marti Coley (c)
presented WCSB Chairman Dennis Wallace (r) and
WCSD Superintendent Carlene Anderson (1) with a
plaque for the district's performance and the "hard
work from parents, schools, staff and children,"
said Coley, speaking at the board's Oct. 9 meeting.


ers were presented with
commendations and
tributes from U.S. Con-
gressman Jeff Miller
and Florida state Rep-
resentatives Marti Co-
ley and Brad Drake at
a ceremony attended by
local members of gov-
ernment, friends and
family on Oct, 15 at the
DeFuniak Springs Fire
Department headquar-
ters.

WALTON COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
agreed to sign on as
part of a consortium of
Florida coastal counties
being organized by the
Florida Association of
Counties. A consortium
of Gulf Coast counties
affected by the BP oil
spill is required in order
to create a plan for one
of the "pots" of money
expected to be coming to
Florida. The funds are
from fines anticipated
to be paid by BP due to
violations of the Clean
Water Act related to the
oil spill.

THE WALTON
COUNTY SHERIFF'S
OFFICE hosted a Com-
munity Emergency Re-
sponse Team (CERT)
meeting at the Sher-
iffs Office's Santa Rosa
Beach substation for
the purpose of gauging
public interest and to
bring old team members
up to speed. CERT is an
educational program
that teaches civilians
disaster preparedness
and foundations of first-
response skills, such as
fire suppression, search
and rescue, basic first
aid, leadership and
team organization, traf-
fic direction and medi-
cal triage.

CAMP HELEN
STATE PARK hosted
their seventh annual
Ghost Walk on Oct.
13. Families circulated
through the historic
state park, which was
decorated in the spirit
of halloween, listen-
ing to storytellers and
re-enactors who delved
into scary themes. Mary
and Ron Gibson reen-
acted the appearance
of the ghost of Capt.
Phillips in the Camp
Helen Lodge. The ghost
is said to have loudly
proclaimed the lodge as
"my house."

DESPITE THE BET-
TER PART of half a
year's anticipation to
the contrary, Dollar
General decided not to
open a new location in
Paxton. Dollar General
market analysis showed
that Paxton does not
have the population and
demographic figures to
support a store location,
especially with a store
already right across the
state line in neighbor-
ing Florala, Ala.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL voted unanimously
to hold off on the adop-
tion of a proposed or-
dinance that would
have imposed stricter
aesthetic and safety
regulations on histor-
ic-district businesses.


The ordinance, which
was up for second read-
ing and final approval
at the City Council's
Oct. 22 meeting, spells
out numerous require-
ments relating to the
interior and exterior of
commercially zoned his-
toric district buildings.
Several local business
owners came forward
to speak out against the


added that he had con-
tacted Putnam's office
for confirmation of the
endorsement.

TH E FLORIDA
Commission on Eth-
ics dismissed two com-
plaints against Walton
County Commissioner
Larry Jones. The com-
mission's Oct. 24 report
addressed complaints
filed by Suzanne Harris
and Mike Judkins. Both
complaints had alleged
that Jones' acceptance
of a job with Waste Man-
agement at a time when
the company was pro-
viding garbage service
in south Walton County
violated the state's code
of ethics for public of-
ficials. The complaints
maintained that Jones
knew or should have
known that the employ-
ment was intended to
influence his decisions
and cause him to secure
benefits for the com-
pany. The ethics com-
mission reported that
an investigation found
no probable cause to be-
lieve that Jones accept-
ed the job in return for
actions that would favor
the company, or that he
knew or should have
known that the purpose


THIS GROUP of spirits acted out the story of the
ghost of the nether world, which involved a haunted
necklace. This photo was taken at the Oct. 13 Ghost
Walk and History Tour at Camp Helen. (Photo by
Dotty Nist)


ordinance's adoption.

WALTON COUNTY
TAX COLLECTOR
Rhonda Skipper was
presented with the Wal-
ton Republican Women
Federated's Women
(WRWF) of Excellence
Award at the club's
Oct. 17 meeting. Skipper
is the. second recipient
of the award which was
initiated in September.
WRWF President Kar-
en Schibler presented
the award to Skipper,
who is an active WRWF
member.

ISAAC XAVIER MC-
DONALD, 17, the stu-
dent who was charged
with aggravated battery
on a law enforcement of-
ficer, was sentenced in
a Walton County court-
room by Judge Kelvin
Wells. Wells sentenced
McDonald, to 7 1/2 years
in a state prison, to be
followed by 7 1/2 years
of probation. He was
also ordered to pay res-
titution and court fees
that totaled $38,000.
McDonald was arrest-
ed earlier in the year
after he hit the school
resource deputy sev-
eral times in the head
and face with his closed
fists.


RONNIE FAULK,
a candidate for South
Walton County Mos-
quito District commis-
sioner, filed a complaint
against John Magee, a
board member of the or-
ganization running for
re-election. The conm-
plaint, dated Oct. 23,
alleged that Magee had
falsely told voters that
he had been endorsed
by Adam Putnam, Flor-
ida agriculture com-
missioner. Contacted
by the Herald/Breeze,
Magee maintained that
he had in fact been en-
dorsed by Putnam. He


of the employment was
to influence his actions.
No probable cause was
found that Jones used
information from his
position as commission-
er not available to the
public to benefit him-
self or Waste Manage-
ment. Also rejected was
the claim that Jones
had voted on measures


engineer's report on
the infrastructure. The
city was also requested
to sign the subdivision
plat so that a builder
who had purchased 40
of the 137 lots in the
subdivision could start
construction in Novem-
be'r on eight of those
lots. The city agreed
fulfill the latter request.
The developer provid-
ed a $265,000 check,
with that money to be
available for the city
to correct infrastruc-
ture problems. Coun-
cil members expressed
concern about the con-
dition of the subdivision
stormwater system due
to a roadway over part
of that system having
collapsed with a city
truck on it, injuring the
driver. Work to repair
the failure was reported
to be underway. It was
also reported that the
stormwater system had
been inspected with
cameras and was found
to be ready to go. The
city opted not to sign
the maintenance agree-
ment prior to the final
certified inspection of
the infrastructure.

AFTER THE RES-
CUE OF ONE boater,
18-year-old Tyler Car-
penter of Fort Walton
Beach, from the water
in the Clyde B. Well
Bridge area on Oct.29,
a search was conducted
the another man who
had been in the same
boat, 41-year-old Robert
Gregory of Mary Esther.
Carpenter was hospital-
ized and released. Per-
sonnel from the Walton
County Sheriffs Of-
fice, the Freeport Fire
Department, Walton
County Fire Rescue,
and the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commis-
sion responded to the
emergency after receiv-
ing a 911 call. Boats and
helicopters were used to
search for the missing
man. Later the search
effort turned from res-
cue to recovery mode.

PLANS FOR A two-
mile long motorized
vehicle trail north of
CR-30A between Blue
Mountain Beach were
presented at a public
workshop on Oct. 29 at
the District 5 office in
Grayton Beach. Cliff
Knauer of Preble-Rish,
engineering consultant
for Walton County, com-
mented that the county
was seeking a grant


PAGE 15-A
ics declined to pursue a
complaint filed against
Walton County Sher-
iff Mike Adkinson by
Walton County resi-
dent Alan Osborne. Os-
borne had maintained
that the sheriff had
breached public trust
and violated ethics stat-
utes, alleging that he
had failed to protect the
integrity of the govern-
ment and had corruptly
used his position to pro-
vide special exemptions
to friends and family.
The commission on eth-
ics indicated that it
did not appear that it
would have jurisdiction
to investigate the com-
plaint and that Osborne
had not provided any
materials to show that
the sheriffs actions had
been for his own or an-
other person's benefit.
Osborne indicated that
he intended to refile the
complaint.

WALTON COUNTY
received 48 applications
for the vacant county
administrator position,
for which the applica-
tion process closed' on
Oct. 31. Familiar names
included two current
county commissioners,
Larry Jones and Cecilia
Jones. The former did
not run in 2012 for a
new term and the latter
sought but did not win
re-election. Gerry Dem-
ers, interim county ad-
ministrator, submitted
an application, as did
Cory Godwin, Walton
County chief deputy tax
collector.

THE CITY OF De-
Funiak Springs was
sued by former city
planning director Greg
Scoville. The lawsuit
arose from Scoville's
recent dismissal on the
grounds of refusing to
submit to a random
drug test. Scoville's le-
gal representation was
an attorney from the
American Civil Liber-
ties Union (ACLU). The
lawsuit was filed in the
U.S. District Court for
the Northern District
of Florida. In the liti-
gation, Scoville sought
reinstatement to his
position with back pay
and other benefits that
he would have been due
if not for the dismissal,
along with damages for
alleged violation of his
constitutional rights
and payment for his at-
torney fees and other
costs.


ON MONDAY, OCT.1, Kenny Reynolds and his sister Hannah (r) hitched a
wagon ride with a group of cowboys headed to the rodeo in Bonifay. The group
was sighted just west of Mossy Head adjacent to U.S. 90. (photo by Lanna Wil-
liams)


to benefit the company.
Jones did not seek re-
election in 2012 but did
submit an application
for the vacant county
administrator position.

A PROPOSED
AGREEMENT was pre-
sented to the Freeport
City Council on Oct. 25
for transfer of responsi-
bility for infrastructure
maintenance in the
Cross Creek subdivi-
sion from the developer
to the city at the end
of a three-year period.
The agreement was
proposed on the condi-
tion of a satisfactory


from the state Depart-
ment of Transporta-
tion's Greenways and
Trails Program to make
the $553,000 trail proj-
ect a reality. The trail
would occupy existing
county right-of-way
that is already cleared,
Knauer stated. The
residents and business
people attending the
workshop made com-
ments on the proposal
pro and con. Knauer
pledged to relay their
input to county commis-
sioners.

THE FLORIDA
COMMISSION on Eth-


NOVEMBER

VALDOSTA NA-
TIVES Jack Wynn and
girlfriend Shea Walker
got engaged on Nov.
4 at 13,000 feet above
the Florala Municipal
Airport, after the pair
exited an airplane in a
tandem jump with sev-
eral other skydivers.
The proposal was by
means of a large blue
tarp on the ground bear-
ing the words, "Shea
Walker will you marry

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NOVEMBER

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WA\Il'ON COUNTY
SHERIFF Mlho Ad.
kinson i \won rtt o*l''t ioni
in tlit' Nov ( w t'ii,,r l
Electioil n d, di \\;>lton
(County Sclool Superitl-
tendotnt Cirloiwxt Andter-
son. and lill ('hipman,
Republican candidate
for Wnlton County
Comnuissioner Dl)istrict,
1, was victorious over
Democratic challenger
Frank Day.

THE WALTON
COUNTY Planning
Commission reviewed
a proposed ordinance
to designate U.S. 331
as the Beach Highway
Scenic Corridor. This
was at the planning
commission's Nov. 8
meeting. The proposed
corridor would extend
400 feet to the east and
west of the highway
right-of-way from the
north end of the Clyde
B. Wells bridge to the
DeFuniak Springs city
limit. The ordinance
would set standards for
structures, setbacks,
signage, lighting, and
other items. The com-


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phou iai few ditla i liter,
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phitld lih t hlie .jol h lad
blim.'nlly miiointed to
Ills \V'orkillf "I s iti 11a C-
conlliltnatiit, whillch hle was
not. Mc luet prepared
n exit report, detailing
so.m' of his suggestions
and observations based
on independent data
and his experience on
the job. The City Coun-
cil voted to accept the
resignation. Sandra Ar-
nold, city billing staffer,
was enlisted to handle
McCue's duties on an
interim basis. It was
determined that appli-
cations for the finance
director position would
be sought and accepted
through Nov. 29, with
city commissioners to
meet on Dec. 4 to select
their preferred candi-
dates.

PARK AVENUE
WEST, a mixed-use
development proposed
for Inlet Beach, was ap-
proved for 4,800 square
feet of commercial and
two residential lots. De-
veloper David Pearson
had proposed the com-
mercial space and three
residential lots. County
commissioners granted
the approval on Nov. 13


WOUNDED AIR FORCE VETERAN DAVID
FLOWERS went skydiving for the first time on Sat-
urday, Nov. 17, at SkydiveLive! in northern Walton
County. (Photo courtesy of Josh Thompson)


TON om( 'tiiy School
Ito inl r tdeml', er Mildred
Willu'rson wais hot-
tred with a l tlqtIe aind
litimiki lfor er Mservice
it tlhe lo.ird's Nov. 13
re|,ulhor fuctiing. Jerry
('hristloplier ,lont's, a
former eighthil-grade
studentil of Wilkersonl,
presented the pluliiue.
Walton (ouminy School
Superintendent Carlene
Anderson commented,
"Mrs. Wilkerson and I
have been together for
37 years. She has been
a mentor and most of
all a friend to me." Mar-
sha Russell of Maude

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GLENDA PENTON AND MARINE VETERAN CHARLES KNIGHT un-
veiled the new fallen soldiers monument on Nov. 12 in Freeport. (Photo by
Jeffrey Powell)


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to table the ordinance
to allow time for further
study and public work-
shops. In other action,
the commission mem-
bers voted to recom-
mend approval of five
proposed small-scale
land use amendments.

MORE THAN 100
people attended a cer-
emony in Freeport on
Nov. 12 at which a new
monument to fallen
soldiers was unveiled.
Veterans in attendance
were recognized with a
round of applause. "We
have the greatest mili-
tary in the world," said
Freeport native and re-
tired U.S. Navy veteran
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Marine veteran Charles
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Penton, mother of fall-
en soldier Sgt. Timothy
Padgett, unveiled the
monument. The ceremo-
ny concluded with the
raising of a POW-MIA
flag and a gun salute
by the Walton County
Sheriffs Office.

THE RESIGNATION
of John McCue, De-
Funiak Springs finance


after a multi-hour hear-
ing, in which project
proponents argued that
provisions of the com-
prehensive plan in effect
at the time of project
submittal in April 2011,
along with the terms of
the Inlet Beach Neigh-
borhood Plan, entitled
them to the three lots. A
May 2011 amendment
to the comprehensive
plan had eliminated
the provisions allowing
for the higher density.
Mac Carpenter of Wal-
ton County Planning
testified that the Inlet
Beach Neighborhood
Plan does not over-
ride the plan but must
be looked at in concert
with it in determining
allowable density. Toni
Craig, county attorney,
advised commission-
ers that the version of
.the comprehensive plan
in effect at the time of
their consideration of a
proposal was the proper
one to be applied to a
proposal. The develop-
ment is to be located
on a 0.82-acre parcel on
the south side of U.S.
98, abutting West Park
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Based on empirical
data alone, it's prob-
ably fair to say that
Capri Zodrow gets into
Christmas way more
than most people.
Case in point: the
Walton High School ed-
ucator loves the holidays
so much that her 11th
Street home contains 11
Christmas trees, one for
every room in the house.
Well, there are 11 large
trees. There are about
five more small trees in
the bathrooms and hall-
ways too.
Every one of the trees
is decorated according to
a different theme, from
"formal Victorian" (the
dining room), to "fam-
ily photos and memo-
rabilia" (the kitchen),
to "college football" (the
foyer). This isn't a new
phenomenon either, as
Capri said she'd had at
least three or four trees
since college, adding
new trees to the collec-
tion each year. After
Capri and her husband,
Creighton, moved into
their house four years
ago, she finally had
enough room to fulfill
her holiday ambitions.
"Since we bought this
big old house 1 thought,
'Why not? We should
have trees in every
room!'" Capri said. "It's
definitely my hobby. I
even help my friends


decorate their houses
for the holidays."
It isn't just Christ-
mas that gets special
treatment in the Zodrow
house either, Creighton
said. For example, the
house gets turned into
a creepy Victorian man-
sion at Halloween, just
in time for entertain-
ing party guests and
trick-or-treaters alike.
Though the myriad
Christmas trees aren't
left up year-round, the
holiday decorations get
changed so frequently
that passers-by will
stop in the st reet just to
admire Capri's handi-
work, though this hap-
pens mostly at Christ-
mastime, when several
trees are visible through
the second-story win-
dows.
"1 call it an obses-
sion," Creighton said,
laughing. "1 had no idea
about how much she
loved decorating. I'm
a little bit of a scrooge,
but it's winning me over
a little bit at a time. It's
her project every year.
All I do is get the trees
out of storage and turn
her loose."
The tradition is set
to continue well into
the next generation,
as the Zodrows' two
kids, 6-year-old Cayden
and 5-year-old Cam-
den, each pick out and
decorate trees for their


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bedrooms, play rooms
and the hallways in-
between.
"The kids absolutely
love all this," Capri
said. "They look forward
to Christmas every year
and I hope [tree decorat-
ing en masse] is some-
thing they'll continue
to do on into adulthood.
It's a great family tradi-
tion.


CA YDEN AND CAMDEN ZODROW INHERITED THEIR MOM'S LOVE
for Christmas tree-decorating. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


THE FRONT ROOM OF THE ZODROWS' HOME is the designated "Santa
drop-zone, "Morn and Dad said. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


NWFSC Criminal Justice Department offers


Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry Course


Northwest Florida
State College's (NWF-
SC) Criminal Justice
Department is offering
four more sessions of
its popular Firearms
Safety and Concealed
Carry Course during
the Spring 2013 term.
Session start dates in-
clude Jan. 30, Feb. 283,
March 20, and April
27. New this semester,
groups with a required
minimum number of
six participants may


request a customized
course schedule to suit,
the needs of the group.
Each non-credit
course is eight hours
in length and includes
classroom discussion
on current legal issues
related to firearms
safety and gun posses-
sion in Florida as well
as live fire practice at,
the college's Firearms
Training Facility on
the Niceville campus.
The class is $156 and


includes the use of col-
lege firearms (personal
firearms are not per-
mitted in the class or
on campus), and college
supplied ammunition
and eye/ear protection.
The course is open to
members of the general
public. Certain restric-
t,ions apply. Successful
completion of thlie course
satisfies state require-
ments for a firearms
safety course and may
be used as part of an


individual's application
through the state for a
concealed carry permit.
I One-day sessions
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
will be held Feb. 23 and
April 27. Thre are also
two-day sessions avail-
able Jan. 30 and March
20 from 6 10 p.m.
(classroom portion) and
Feb. I and March 22
from 8 a.m. until 12
p.m). (gun range por-
tion). Customized class
times are also available


for groups.

Registration is now
being accepted for all
session dates. Individu-
als who are current or
previous NWFSC stu-
dents may enroll for the
non-credit workshop
on-line through the col-
lege's RaiderNet web
regist rat ion system.I.
New students should
enroll in-person at any
of the (.,11' :-'s seven
area locations starting


Jan. 2. 2013. Register
for course number XVS
6001, Firearms Safety
and Concealed Carry
Course. For informa-
tion, contact the NWF-
SC Criminal Justice De-
partment at 729-5378
or Sean Lynch, NWFSC
Criminal Justice Train-
ing Center, at 729-6088
starting Jan. 2 or e-mail
Scan lynch at lynchIL@
nwfsc.edu for questions
about scheduling a cus-
tom couIrse.


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PAGI 2-B

I NOVEMBER

Saunders Elementary
was recognized for her
retirement as well. Also
at the Nov. 13 meeting,
Dr. David Jeselnik pre-
sented a plaque award-
ed to the school district
for accreditation. It was
discussed that accredi-
tation allowed for school
district programs to be
carried across the coun-
try to other schools that
were also part of the ac-
creditation network and
be readily accepted. In
other action, personnel
recommendations and
two student expulsions
were approved by the
board members.

FREEPORT CITY
COUNCIL discussed a
draft ordinance aimed
at addressing problems
with droppings that are
left on the city's side-
walks and bike paths by
horses being ridden on
those facilities. This was
at the Council's Nov.
13 meeting. City Plan-
ner Latilda Henninger
told Council members
that the issue is partly
addressed by the city's
land development code.
It was determined that
the proposed ordinance
would be revised and
advertised at least 10
days in advance of a
second reading. Also at
the Nov. 13 meeting the
Council voted to extend
a fee reduction program
for Tropical Way resi-
dents to hook up to the
city sewage system.

A POTENTIAL NEW
$31 million car license
plate replacement pro-
posal had been sched-
uled for consideration
at a Florida Cabinet
meeting but was with-
drawn after opposition
from county tax collec-
tors, citizens, and pris-
on nonprofit groups.
Designs for the replace-
ment plate featured
an extra number, flat
black lettering, traces
of green, and citrus
fruit. A Department of
Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles (DSM) official had
maintained that the
new plates were need-
ed because toll booth
cameras could not read
current tags in some
instances, resulting in
a $5-7 million loss in
missed tickets and tolls
from red light and toll
booth cameras. It had
been envisioned that
the contract for produc-
tion and distribution of
the new tags would be
contracted out, essen-


THE DIclUNIAK SPRIN(;S HIIRALD BRIiHZ, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013


tially cutting out the
role of the state's tax col-
lector's offices for inter-
net and mail sales and
renewals. Tax collec-
tors expressed concern
that customer service
by a third party for tag
distribution would be
less than satisfactory.
Citizens also expressed
concern about red light
caneras in general and
about third party ven-
dor having access to
their sensitive informa-
tion. Despite the oppo-
sition, the DSM official
stated that designs for
the proposed new plates
will be brought before
the Cabinet in January
2013.

AN OPINION re-
garding proposed uses
for tourist development
tax (bed tax) revenues
from Florida Attorney
General Pam Bondi
was received by Wal-
ton County on Nov. 16.
Bondi's opinion was
that the revenue could
be authorized to be used
for maintenance, repair,
improvement and ex-
pansion for a multi-use
pathway that is part
of a recreational net-
work in south Walton
County and for pedes-
trian bridges to connect
the pathway in order
to prevent path users
from having to travel
on the road where the
pathway crosses bod-
ies of water. Walton
County had asked for
the questions to be an-
swered with regard to
the bicycle-pedestrian
path network in south
Walton County. Bondi
also opined that bed tax
revenues could be used
to acquire land and ad-
jacent right-of-way for
public parking facilities
to serve beach access
areas and beach park
facilities. Bondi's re-
sponses included a con-
dition that the county
commission "make the
requisite findings that
such expenditures will
promote tourism within
the county or that the
purchase of this proper-
ty will improve, main-
tain or restore beach
park facilities."

THE WEEK leading
into Thanksgiving be-
gan with a rash of car
burglaries in south Wal-
ton County. On Nov. 18
and 19, more than 10 ve-
hicles were ransacked.
Car burglary victims
along Montego Avenue,
Santa Clara Avenue,
and North Andalusia
Street reported that the
mischief had occurred in
the late evening to. early


THIS DEFUNIAK SPRINGS TRADITION
SHINED BRIGHTLY once again, as Public Works
Department employees Ron Dickey, Nathan Foun-
tain and Richard Goodwin installed a new version
of Lake DeFuniak's historic Christmas star. Dickey,
who runs the city's welding shop, finished the new
star about a month ago and it will be lit for the first
time at an upcoming ceremony held around the
lake. The star, constructed entirely ofdouble-plated
aluminum, uses LEDs rated at 200,000 hours in-
stead of traditional light bulbs as werc featured on
the old star, which was made of plywood and had
fallen into disrepair in recent years. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


CANDY-HUNGRY crowds spilled out onto Baldwin Avenue for the fun of Halloween Happenings held
Oct. 31 in DeFuniak Springs. (Photo by Alicia Leonard)


morning hours. Most of
the incidents involved
unlocked cars, but a few
car windows were bro-
ken for access. In most
cases, nothing was re-
ported missing from the
cars, although cameras
and gaming equipment
were stolen from a few
of the vehicles.

A RIBBON-CUT-
TING for the new
Padgett Park Com-
munity Center on J.D.
Miller Road in Santa
Rosa Beach was held
on Nov. 19. The park
is named for Timothy
Padgett, a Special Forc-
es medical sergeant
from Walton County
who died in the line of
duty in Afghanistan in
2007. The community
center was the first part
of the park to open. It is
a multi-use facility with


agreed to research the
issue and bring back
more information.

IN AN ORGANIZA-
TIONAL meeting on
the morning of Nov.
20, the Walton County
School Board chose
Mark Davis as chair-
man and Faye Leddon
as vice-chair. New days
and times for school
board meetings were
approved, those being
first and third Tuesday
evenings at 5 p.m. Den-
nis Wallace was chosen
as Florida School Board
Association representa-
tive and Sharon Rob-
erts as his alternate. At
a second meeting later
that morning, the board
members approved per-
sonnel recommenda-
tions and a technology
and communications
plan.


Sheriffs Department.
"Eddie has community
service in his heart,
and I am proud to have
served with him," said
Walton County Sher-
iff Mike Adkinson as
he handed Farris the
plaque on Nov. 20.

DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS City Marshal
Mark Weeks discussed
with the City Council
the advisability of the
police department pur-
suing state and nation-
al accreditation. The
discussion took place
at the Council's Nov.
26 regular meeting.
Weeks promised a more
detailed report on the
matter within the next
six months.

JORDAN KYLE
TOWNSEND, 25, was
taken into custody on


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS CITY MARSHAL Mark Weeks honored Ellen and
Lynn Mayfield with a plaque and a certificate recognizing their generous sup-
port of the DeFuniak Springs Police Department and their dedication to com-
munity involvement. Weeks presented the Mayfields with these awards prior
to the annual DFSPD meeting, to which Ellen also provided dessert. "We love
doing things like this for [the DFSPD] because they take such good care of all
of us in the city," she said. "They do a wonderful job. It's my pleasure to help
out how I can." (Photo by Reid Tucker)


a kitchenette and can
be reserved for use by
the public for meetings
or classes. Soon-to-open
features of the park in-
cluded a playground, a
splash pad, two pavil-
ions, a multi-use field,
and a trail connecting
with the Greenways
Trail system.

COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS held a special
meeting, the first for the
newly-sworn commis-
sioners Bill Chapman,
Bill Imfeld, and Cindy
Meadows, on Nov. 20.
Kenneth Pridgen was
elected chairman of the
new commission and
Sara Comander vice
chair. Board and com-
mittee appointments
for the commissioners
were approved. Mead-
ows agreed to serve as
the BCC delegate onil
the South Walton Tour-
ist Development Coun-
cil. She requested that
a new county staff posi-
tion to coordinate eco-
nomic development and
RESTORE Act projects
be advertised external-
ly as well as internally,
and this was agreed
to. Meadows requested
that proposed projects
for additional beach
parking on county right-
of-way be put on hold
for further study. These
proposals had encoun-
tered much community
opposition at public
workshops. Meadows


NEWLY-ELECTED
PAXTON Town Coun-
cil members Jenice
Armstrong and Bobby
Kemp were sworn in,
along with Mayor Hay-
ward Thomas, at a brief
Council meeting on Nov.
20. The board voted to
reappoint Kemp, now in
his 41st year of service
on the Council, as chair-
man, with Armstrong
again being selected as
vice-chair. With no new
Council member being
elected to the board, it
was decided that the
Council members would
continue with the same
city departments. An
interlocal agreement
with Walton County
and the Walton County
Economic D)evelopment,
Alliance was renewed,
authorizing the county
administrator or his ap-
pointee to execute pub-
lic works projects of less
than $25,000 without
having to bring the mat-
ter before the county
commission. The yearly
$1,000 agreement with
the alliance confirmed
Paxton's commitment
to support its efforts to
recruit new businesses
and economic opportu-
nities in the city.

CAPT. E FDDAIE A-
RIS was presented with
a plaque comlmemlorat-
ing his retirement, af-
ter 30 years of service
with the Walton County


Nov. 26 for the robbery
of SunTrust Bank in
DeFuniak Springs ear-
lier that day.

THE WALTON
County Taxpayers Asso-
ciation raised concerns
about the use of the
consent agenda at the
Nov. 27 county commis-
sion regular meeting.
Bob Hudson, executive
director for the organi-
zation, challenged the
county for putting con-
tracts associated with
interlocal agreements
on the consent agenda
and stated that the Ex-
penditure Approval List
(EAL) should always be
considered separately
from the consent agen-
da. The immediate is-
sue was resolved at the
meeting by separating
the EAL from the con-
sent agenda, the place-
ment of one of the items
in question on the regu-
lar agenda, and the re-
moval of the other item
for further work on it.
However, county com-
missioners made no
comment on the han-
dling of the consent
agenda at future meet-
ings.

MARGARET WAL-
TON was honored as
Kinerald Coast Middle
School Teacher of the
Year, and Meta Ambro-
se was honored as Sup-
port Person of the Year
for the school.


DECEMBER


THE WALTON
COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS (BCC) was
notified by the state
Department of Trans-
portation of its inten-
tion to move forward
with tagging commu-
nity directory or direc-
tional signs along U.S.
98 for removal. These
are the black-and-white
multi-panel signs that
the county allows com-
munity members and
groups to place at inter-
sections of county roads
with state or federal
highways. Permitting
standards for the signs
are found in the Walton
County Land Develop-
ment Code. Community
directory signs help the
public find businesses,
subdivisions, and other
entities located off main
routes. Code require-
ments state that the
signs must be located
off the state or U.S.
highway right- of-way
and on the back edge
of the county right-of-
way. "These are very
important signs," Mac
Carpenter of Walton
County Planning said
of community directory
signs in Walton County,
speaking at the Nov. 27
Walton County Board
of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) meeting
in DeFuniak Springs.
Though the signs are
important, especially
to travelers, Carpenter
noted widespread non-
compliance with the
code provisions.

WALTON COUNTY
COMMISSIONER CIN-
DY MEADOWS raised
various questions about
the procedures used
to choose applicants
for vacant seats on the
South Walton Tourist
Development Council
(TDC). Among them was
the definition of "good
standing" as applying
to persons seeking a
seat, and whether there
was a policy of "weeding
out" applicants who had
lawsuits against the
county or who were per-
ceived as "harassing the
TDC" or having some
"problem" with it. TDC
attorney Clay Adkin-
son responded, "That
is left to the board of
county commissioners
who appoints those in-
dividuals." He qualified
that the tourism council
does have a code of con-
duct applying to coun-
cil members. The code
had been recommended
by the previous council
and approved by the
BCC, he explained. The
code of conduct guide-
lines, he continued, had
included that members
delinquent on bed tax
remittances should not
serve on the council.
Adkinson said that, al-
though no specific pol-
icy says that a person
suing the county cannot
serve on the TDC, the
"state code of ethics ad-
dresses" the matter and
indicates that a conflict
of interest would exist
in such a circumstance.
The code of conduct does
state that a person serv-
ing on the TDC should
not act to the detriment
of the county, he coni-
mented.

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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, TIIHURSIAY, JANUARY 3, 2013


DECEMBERI


AN EXIT REPORT
prepared by former De-
Funiak Springs Financee
Director John McCue
suggested that, the city
is on "an unsustainable
financial course."
The 37-page docu-
ment, tendered upon
McCue's resignation on
Nov. 16, goes into detail
describing issues and
concerns the former fi-
nance director encoun-
tered during his five
months with the city.
The report highlights
the problems in most of
the city's financial oper-
ations, ranging from the
annual budget to bank-
ing practices. McCue
said his goal in writing
the' report, the kind of
which he felt sure the
Council has never seen
before, was to provide
"a bird's eye view" of
the city's financial situ-
ation.
"I have prepared this
report simply to bring
attention to the issues
and form the basis for
discussions about the
financial future of De-
Funiak Springs,"McCue
wrote in conclusion. "I
think the thing to keep
in mind is that the city
is not on an irreversible
course. Measures can
be taken to improve the
issues I have addressed
and I am confident that
the City Council and
the next finance direc-
tor will begin to address
them in a timely man-
ner."
The report gener-
ated concern and cricit-
ism. City Councilman
Mac Work in particu-
lar took issue with the
report, saying the criti-
cisms contained therein
amounted to little more
than McCue's excuses
for not being able to do
his job.
"I just glanced at
[the report]," Work said.
"Anything more than a
little bit at a time raised
my blood pressure.
[McCue] didn't do his
homework is what it is.
He didn't know what he
was doing. I don't like
reading things written
by incompetent people.
I have an aversion to
that for some reason."
City Manager Sara
Bowers said, "Things
are not all as simple as
[McCue] made it out to
be. You can't make these
kinds of statements un-
til you understand what
is going on and he just
didn't bother to look
into everything. Enti-
ties as big as [the city]
aren't so simple."


IMPACT 100 North-
west Florida, a group
of women organized
"to make a difference
in Okaloosa and Wal-
ton counties," held its
first annual meeting
on Thursday evening
and selected the winner
of the first-ever IM-
PACT grant.
The Judge Ben Gor-
don Jr. Visitation Cen-


ter was selected from
five finalists to receive
the first-ever IMPACT'
100 of Northwest Hlor-
ida grant of $128,000.
The organization thal.
provides a safe environ-
ment for court-ordered
visitation and others
activities will us( tlhe
money to open a center
in the Crestview area .
More than 65
women attended the
general membership
meeting on Thursday
evening. Each of the fi-
nalists presented a five-
minute overview of the
organization and the
grant request. The pro-
posal receiving the most
votes was announced af-
ter the absentee ballots
were included in the
tally. Sharon Rodgers,
executive director of the
Judge Ben Gordon Visi-
tation Center was over-
come with emotion as
she accepted the check.

BEAUTIFUL 11, Y
DECORATED HOUS-
ES, warm and welcom-
ing homeowners, tire-
less volunteers and
lots and lots of visitors
helped make the 2012
annual Christmas Tour
of Homes a resound-
ing success, Dec. 1 in
DeFuniak Springs.
The Lil' Trolley rolled
back into service, fer-
rying passengers to the
five historic homes on
the tour route as vol-
unteers posted at the
visitor's welcome center
met and greeted ticket
holders. After the tour,
many visitors enjoyed
the Festival of Trees in
the Chautauqua Hall of
Brotherhood and stuck
around for Christmas
Reflections to make the
start of the holiday and
Christmas season com-
plete.


the board elt the same
way about Truit and i(l he
would be greatly missed
by its members.

T)(C I)ECEMB l10
QJUAIRTIILIY M NEET-
IN Th(,e public will
get a say in how Walton
County's tourism cOoun-
cil proceeds with some
options for its existing
building and with plans
for signage at public
beach accesses. Pub-
lic workshops will be
scheduled for after the
first of the year on both
matters. The decisions
took place at the Dec.
10 quarterly meeting
of the South Walton
Tourist Development
Council (TDC). District
5 Commissioner Cindy
Meadows, who is to
serve as the county com-
mission member on the
TDC, acted as interim
chair for the meeting.
TI)C Executive Director
lawn Moliterno report-
ed the outcome of the
recent series of work-
shops conducted on the
role and mission of the
TDC as "very positive."
She said the facilitator's
notes from the work-
shops would be emailed
to council members and
county commissioners
and would be posted on
the TI)DC partner site,
www.visitsouthwalton.
org. She added that
TDC staff were working
on answers to questions
posed by the public at
the workshops. Also
discussed were grants,
beach nourishment.
beach parking and a
proposed tram service
on CR-30A and in parts
of south Walton Coun-
ty.

AT PUBLIC WORK-
SHOPS HELD) BY
THE TOURIST DE-


THE DEFUNIAK HERALD BEACH BREEZE CHRISTMAS FAMILY OF
THE YEAR FOR 2012 TONY AND BECKIE BUXTON.


TDC's February strate-
gic planning process.

AT THE WALTON
COUNTY Economic
Development Alliance
board (WCEDA) meet-
ing of Dec. 6, Kenneth
Pridgen, chairman of'
the Walton County
Board of County Com-
missioners (BCC) and
Mac Work of the De-
Funiak Springs City
Council were introduced


SHOPPERS HEADED TO THE HOMETOWN Christmas sale on Satur-
day Nov. 24 for gift ideas and a chance to visit with friends.


THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS PLANNING
BOARD met Dec. 3, at
5 p.m. for their regular
monthly meeting. Board
members and DeFuniak
Springs Mayor Har-
old Carpenter honored
departing board mem-
ber Don Truitt with a
plaque for his service
to the board. The two-
time member thanked
his fellow board mem-
bers for the opportu-
nity to serve along side
them saying, "I enjoyed
working with all of very
much and would still be
working with you if I
wasn't moving." Chair-
man Ryan Douglas re-
sponded that he and


VELOPMENT COUN-
CIL (TDC), attendees
offered comment on a
range of subjects, which
was summarized and
typed up at the work-
shop. Comments called
for greater inclusion of
the community in TDC
decisions, greater trans-
parency, and renewed
interest in drawing up
a county strategic plan.
Also of concern was
branding and market-
ing, and avoiding at-
tracting tourists who
behave in an undesir-
able manner. Data col-
lected and recorded at
the meeting would be
communicated to the
county commission,
and become part of the


as new members of the
WCEDA Board by Di-
rector Scarlett Phaneuf.
The board approved ac-
ceptance of a letter of
resignation submitted
by Phaneuf who is leav-
ing to take a job with the
Bay County Economic
Development Alliance
in Panama City. Board
Member Mickey Marse,
mayor of Freeport, com-
mended Phaneuf for the
work she has done for
the board in her tenure
as director wished her
success in her new posi-
tion. The board agreed
that a transition plan
must be developed to
cover administrative
and management is-
sues during the transi-
tion from Phaneuf to a
new, as yet unselected,
director.

THE WALTON
COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD (WCSI3) met.
for their regular month-
ly meeting Dec. 4, 2012.
Collective bargaining
agreements for the
2011-2013 school year
were passed unani-
mously by the board. In-
structional and support
personnel both received
a step-pay increase. Be-
fore coming before the
board, the agreements
were approved by a mna-
jorit y of personnel in
the union representing
teacllers. BIoard llmem- -
ber Sharon Roberts
added that although
she waIs for the step-
pay increase, it came to
her attention that those
at the top tier were not
able to move up in pay
under this formula and
that. was not her inten-


tion. "When everyone
gets a raise, everyone
should get a raise," add-
ed Roberts.

THE DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS CITY COUN-
CIL selected candidates
for the recently vacated
finance director posi-
tion, and voted to slow
down the hiring process
in order to get to know
them better. The Coun-
cil voted unanimously
at its Dec. 10 meet-
ing, the only regularly
scheduled meeting in
the month, to inter-
view Grace Harrison,
Stan Martin, Thomas
Carman and Jennifer
Langston from among
18 applicants for the
position. While the top
four candidates un-
doubtedly received the
most number of votes
from the Council mem-
bers and mayor during
the selection process,
Councilman Kermit
Wright proposed hold-
ing off on conducting in-
terviews until after the
first of the coming year.
Wright explained that
part of the reason the
city went through the
same process only six
months ago is because
the time frame in which
applicants were received
and candidates were
interviewed did not al-
low the Council enough
time to give the mat-
ter the attention it de-
served. "I honestly feel
we'll be better served
by slowing down to al-
low us adequate time
to evaluate each candi-
date's background thor-
oughly," said Wright in
a prepared statement.

THE DEFUNIAK
WOMAN'S CLUB got
everyone in the spirit
with its Christmas Pa-
rade on Dec. 8. Huge
crowds of families
turned out for the event
and lots of candy, beads
and Christmas spirit.
Multiple groups from
area churches, civic or-
ganizations, private and
school clubs and even
animal rescues decorat-
ed floats and made spir-
its bright. Official pa-
rade marshals Art and
Marty Dees made their
way around the lake in
a horse drawn carriage,
spreading Christmas
cheer. Local fire sta-
tions and police officers
took the time to join in
and thrill the kids with
their sirens and lots of
candy along the parade
route. School groups
joined in and the crowd
went wild over the Wal-
ton High School band
and color guard.

HUNDREDS OF


WALTON COUNTY
CITIZENS lined SR-20
in Freeport on Friday
night, Dec. 7, for the
city's annual Christ-
mas parade. Attendees
were able to see many
colorfully decorated
floats and, for the fist
time ever, two high
school marching bands.
Both the Freeport High
School marching band
and the South Walton
High School march-
ing band participated
in what is believed to
be Freeport's largest
Christmas parade to
date. After the parade
was completed, attend-
ees were able to have
their children's photos
taken with Santa. All
donations from the pho-
to shoot benefitted the
Freeport Relay for Life.
Following the Santa
photo shoot, Freeport
Town Planters Society
members conducted the
tree lighting ceremony.

GULF CONSOR-
TIUM'S Committee of
8 Disproportionately
Affected Counties in
the Panhandle came to
agreement on a fund al-
location matter at their
Dec. 7 meeting in Santa
Rosa Beach. The com-
mittee had been tasked
with deciding on a fund
allocation methodol-
ogy. Previously it had
been envisioned that
each of the eight coun-
ties would receive a
10-percent share of the
total amount coming to
the disproportionately-
affected area---and that
the remaining 90 per-
cent would be divided
among those Panhandle
counties based upon a
formula accounting for
amount of oiled shore-
line, sales tax collec-
tion, population, and
distance from the oil
spill. Chairman Warren
Yeager told the commit-
tee members that there
had been concern about
the size of the shares
that would be going to
the lesser-populated
counties, which have
fisheries that are impor-
tant to the Panhandle
as a whole. A decline in
area fisheries has been
considered one of the
major impacts of the oil
spill. Yeager asked the
committee members to
discuss a proposal for 20
rather than 10 percent
of the funds coming to
the eight counties to be
divided equally. For the
remaining 80 percent,
this proposal also uti-
lized a formula based
on shoreline oiled, sales
tax collections, popu-
lation, and distance

CONTINUEDl) .1-11


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS WOMAN'S CLUB got every one in the spirit on
Dec. 8 around Circle Drive. Huge crowds of families turned out for the event
and lots of candy, beads and Christmas spirit. (Photo by Alicia Leonard)


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PAGH4-B

DECEMBER


from the oil spill."We
are partners in this to-
gether;" Walton County
District 4 Commis-
sioner Sara Comander
responded, "I agree
with the 20-percent for-
mula." Funds coming to
the eight counties will
depend on the amount
of the settlement with
BP. Estimates for the
settlement range from
$5 billion to $20 billion.
Under the approved for-
mula, Walton County
could receive between
$28.8 and $115 million
from this pot of money.

OF 48 APPLICANTS,
eight candidates for
Walton County admin-
istrator made the cut
to move forward with
the interview process.
At their Dec. 18 special
meeting at the Walton
County Courthouse,
county commissioners
short-listed candidates
to be interviewed for the
vacant position. Among
the candidates to be
interviewed are Larry
Jones, who served as
District 3 commissioner
until November, Inter-
im County Administra-
tor Gerry Demers, and
Cory Godwin, current
Walton County dep-
uty tax collector. The
following candidates
round out the interview
list: George Barwick,
Crawfordville; Lyndon
Bonner, Ocala; Robert
Halfhill, Port Charlotte;
Steve Howard, King-
sland, Ga.; and Ted
Lakey, Graceville. The
list of candidates was
the result of each com-
missioner marking his
or her top choices from
the 48 applications on a
form and Walton Coun-
ty Clerk of Courts Mar-
tha Ingle calculating the
candidates chosen most
frequently on the forms.
Each commissioner was
asked to make seven
choices, but due to some
candidates getting the
same number of votes,


TIlE )cIDeJUNIAK SPRINGS IiFRALI) IBRH/,' THIIIRSI)AY, JANUARY 3,2013


eight finalists were se-
lected.

FOUR S EATS
FILLED ON TDC. Tim
Norris, Amy Wise-
Coble, Scott Russell,
and Pam Avera have
been appointed to four
expiring seats on the
South Walton Tourist
Development Council
(TDC) by county com-
missioners, with these
new members' terms to
extend to 2016. Walton
County District 5 Com-
missioner Cindy Mead-
ows has been appointed
to serve in the tourism
council seat that is des-
ignated "for a county
commissioner. She is
also to serve as chair of
the TDC. The TDC is an
advisory board to the
Walton County Board
of County Commission-
ers (BCC).

AT THE FREE-
PORT CITY COUNCIL
MEETING of Dec. 12,
City Planner Latilda
Henninger presented a
draft city equine control
ordinance the primary
purpose of which is to
control manure drop-
pings. In effect, the
ordinance mandates
that any equine ani-
mal on public property
or rights-of-way within
the city be fitted with a
manure bag to prevent
droppings from being
left behind. The ordi-
nance will require peo-
ple riding or otherwise
placing equine animals
on public property or
rights-of-way to im-
mediately remove any
droppings. The sheriffs
department will enforce
the ordinance and issue
citations which will re-
sult in fines to individu-
als. Fines proposed in
the draft, start at $75 for
a first citation and then
$25 more will be added
for each subsequent ci-
tation. The ordinance
as amended was ap-
proved by the Council.
The Council also heard
updates from the fire
department, a well proj-
ect and the land devel-


opment code industrial
use workshop.

JUDGE KELVIN
WEALLS presented out-
going Walton County
Clerk of Courts Martha
Ingle with this plaque
of appreciation for 37
years of service in the
clerks office. "1 have
never worked with
someone I have loved
this much," said Wells.
"We will all miss you.
Thank you for every-
thing."

DETAILED PLANS
were approved for Lu-
pin Beach in Inlet
Beach. County commis-
sioners had approved
the beachfront residen-
tial development as a
conceptual planned unit
development (PUD) in
2010. Since that time
citizens had questioned
the review and approval
process of the controver-
sial development. The
detailed plans garnered
a 3-2 approval at the
October 2012 planning
commission meeting.
The plans came forward
at the Dec. 11 BCC
meeting with a county
staff report stating that
they were consistent
with the approved con-
ceptual plans, the coun-
ty comprehensive plan
and the county land de-
velopment code. After
a hearing that lasted
several hours, a motion
to accept the plans to be
approved as submitted
passed by a 3-2 vote.

THE WALTON
AREA CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE (WACC)
held its monthly Friday
Breakfast at the Chau-
tauqua Center in De-
Funiak Springs on Dec..
14. Art Dees, as master
of ceremonies, asked for
a show of hands for how
many in the audience
were going to the Chau-
tauqua Assembly this
year. Chris Mitchell.
president of the Chau-
tauqua Center, spoke in
detail about the Janu-
ary 2013 event. This
year's assembly is ex-


pected to be thle biggest
one l)eluniak Springs
has ever had. The for-
mer first lady of the
United States, Rosa-
lynn Carter, will be fea-
ti'ed kl'eynote speaker.
The Florida Chautaiu-
quta has {'comlinmissionedI
thlie district's Career
Development Architec-
ture and Design Acad-
emy to replicate Jimmy
Carter's presidential
podium which will be
used for the first lady to
speak from for the key-
note address.

THE STATE OF
FLORIDA put off
planned enforcement
action regarding Wal-
ton County's commu-
nity directory signs,
according to Walton
County Senior Planner
Mac Carpenter. Com-
menting on the matter
at the Dec. 11 Walton
County Board of County
Commissioners meet-
ing at, the South Walton
Annex, Carpenter said
the state Department of
Transportation (DOT)
had indicated that any
enforcement action on
the signs would be put
off at least until the
first of the year. DOT
had placed notices on
these black-and-white
multi-panel signs along
U.S. 98 stating that the
signs must be taken
down or else they would
be removed by DOT
personnel. On Dec. 11,
Carpenter said he had
been advised by DOT
the previous day that
there would be no fur-
ther action on the signs
at least until Jan. 1.
He explained that in
January DOT would be
sending out notices to
the actual sign owners.
"These signs are legal,"
Carpenter maintained.
He explained that some
the signs just need to
be brought into compli-
ance with county regu-
lations.

THE FRIENDS OF
EDEN GARDENS State
Park and the Florida
Parks Service hosted


the annmiual Christmas
at, laEden event, when
various local organiza-
tions and individuals
from throughout the
greater Walton County
community decorated
the park's famous man-
sion for the holidays.
Visitors came by the
carload to the event,
held on the evening of
Saturday, Dec. 15, atthe
historic 124-acre park.
Those who came out
to Christmas at Eden,
which has become a lo-
cal tradition after more
than 30 years, were in-
vited to stroll the park's
trails lit by luminaries
placed by members of
the Point Washington
community.

TONY AND BECKIE
BUXTON were chosen
as the DeFuniak Herald
Beach Breeze Christ-
mas Family of the Year
for 2012. The Freeport
couple have been ac-
tive for years in various
church ministries, char-
itable endeavors, and in
Beckie's case, as city
historian of Freeport.

THE WALTON
COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD (WCSB) met
for their last session of
2012 on Dec. 18. One the
agenda were the adop-
tion of minutes, trans-
port requests, finance
audits and student
expulsions and much
discussion of safety for
students in light of the
recent shooting at San-
dy Hook Elementary
School the prior week.
Superintendent Carlene
Anderson had convened
some of her advisers in
a meeting about any
possible issues that
might need to be looked
at. She said they put to-
gether a three-pronged
plan with short term,
mid term and long term
goals concerning school
safety that at the mo-
ment was a "living
document" and she was
open to any suggestions
or improvements to the
plan by concerned par-
ents or citizens as well


as teachers and staff.

THE PAXTON
TOWN COUNCIL met
Dec. 18. The Council
approved a contract for
termit control services
and approved a vari-
ance request for signage
made by the owners and
operators of the newly-
opened Florida Farm-
ers Market. The Coun-
cil once again discussed
attempting to work with
the Florida Department
of Transportation re-
garding the installation
of a traffic light at the
intersection of U.S. 331
and County Highway
147 West. Spurring the
discussion was another
auto accident, the third
in 2012, at the intersec-
tion over the previous
weekend. The Council
unanimously approved
a motion to allow pay-
ment plans for larger
than usual water bills.

THE FLORIDA
FARMERS MARKET
OPENED in Paxton,
owned and operated
by Dave Palmer and
Heather Johnson. The
business includes a gift
shop and eventually
will have a cafe sell-
ing fresh-ground coffee,
sandwiches, soups and
desserts. The restau-
rant side of the business
is still pending a health
inspection. The Florida
Farmers Market is lo-
cated just across U.S.
331 North from Pax-
ton Town Hall. Dave
Palmer said, "Our goal
is to have mostly locally
made or locally grown
things on sale," he said.
"It's all about commu-
nity. We're trying to
have a central location
where people in the
community can grow to-
gether. We want to get
people to stop in Paxton
because a lot of people,
even people from Flor-
ida, don't know where
Paxton is, and that's a
shame. We're trying to
change that."


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Deputies respond to


barricaded subject call


At approximately
11:13 a.m. Dec. 23, dep-
uties with the Walton
County Sheriffs Office
(WCSO) responded to
a 911 call at ,-11 Bear
Head Road, DeFuniak
Springs. The caller, Ste-
phen Dewayne Kelley,
43, had barricaded him-
self in his home, claim-
ing to have shot himself.
He told communications
officers that he did not
want anyone to respond
to his home and if they
were sent, he would
shoot them.
Deputies arrived
on scene and set up a
perimeter around the
home. The communi-
cations officer speaking
to Kelley on the phone
was able to talk him


into leaving his weapon
in the home and to exit.
to speak to law enforce-
ment. Upon exiting the
home, Kelley saw the
deputies were armed
and made further
threats to shoot and kill
them. He then turned
to re-enter the home
when he was subdued.
Deputies were able to
assess Kelley for pos-
sible self-inflicted gun
shot injuries and found
there were none. Depu-
ties located a shotgun
inside the home and ev-
idence the gun had been
fired in the direction of
the front door. He was
transported to the Wal-
ton County Department
of Corrections.
Kelley was charged


with aggravated as-
sault with a firearm,
improper exhibition of'
a firearm, using a fire-
arm under the influence
of alcohol, possession
of q firearm by a felon,
and resisting an officer
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Dear Auntie Em,


Dear Auntie Em,
I've noticed lately
that many of the people
I hold dear are very cyn-
ical about life. It. seems
no matter the news,
they unravel the hap-
piness around it until it
is threadbare and I am
depressed. Starting out
the new year, I am seek-
ing advice about how to
handle this in a positive
manner if possible. Any
advice for those we love
that seem to be a bit
more pessimistic than
ourselves?

Negative Nellie

Dear Negative,
I have a friend who
once shared a bit of
advice with me on this
subject and will pass it
along. My friend said of
another friend, "If they
had a brick of gold, they
would bemoan the fact
it was. square." Well,
they were right. Some
people are very optimis-
tic by nature and others
seem to have more of the
Eeyore mentality. You
know, the gloomy don-
key in Winnie the Pooh
that sees the worst of
everything in anything.
Here's a little hint
next time your gloomy
Gus friend opens the
spigot on the doom and
gloom, pretend they
are talking in their
best Eeyore voice. You
might not be able to
stop laughing but you
will certainly be able to
let the doom and gloom
roll right off of you.
I will add a few
other points. First, it's
much easier to be pes-


simistic than happy. It
takes less energy and
misery loves company,
so friends may seek you
out to try and lift their
mood, not meaning to
squash yours. Also, we
have a lot of choice over
who we let into our life
and where we let them
stay. Meaning? People
who are perpetually
toxic about life in gen-
eral are bad for your
health. As a friend just
reminded me a few days
ago, our life is like a
theater and our friends
are often the audience,
but we get to decide
where to seat them. We
can place them in the
front row or way up in
the nosebleed section.
It's really up to us how
much unhappiness we
accept into our life in the
form of cynicism from
others. We can love ev-
eryone, but if someone
always leaves you tired.
upset and bothered, it
might be best to love


them from a
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Christmas (car-
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dents of Stanley
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a small group
shared their- "
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dolph the Red-
Nosed Rein-
deer," "Frosty
the Snowman,'
and "Jingle Bells" with the Sunday afternoon attendees. From left to right,
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son. Front row: Ava Hayden, Jazmin Gomez, Kaylee Mcbroom and Raleigh
Reed.


Breakfast at Saint Agatha's


Breakfast "cooked
KELLEY to order" will be avail-
able Jan. 5 in the Par-
ish Hall at St. Agatha's
Episcopal Church (150
Circle Drive). Pan-
cakes, eggs, grits or
home fries, sausage or
bacon, sausage gravy
on toast or biscuit, juice,
Silk or coffee will be of-
fered from 7 until 11
a.m. along with "service
with a smile." We also
offer Healthy Choice
distance. selections (yogurt or
onsibility oatmeal, fruit or juice,
happiness. poached eggs, low calo-
ss is their rie muffin or toast, etc.).
as well, Take-outs are avail-


able-- if you can't stay
and talk awhile with
your neighbors. Cost
for the breakfast is
$4.50 for adults and
$2.50 for children under
10.

Any profits will ben-
efit the Capital Im-
provements Fund. Our
goal for this month is
to serve 100 meals and
earn lots of tips. Join
us for the best bargain
and the best kept secret
in the county!
Please plan to come
and bring friends. See
you this Saturday morn-


ing and again on Feb.
2 March 2 April 6 and
May 4. The historic
Church will be open for
tours.

We would like to
thank the Herald,
Channel 24 (3 on ca-
ble), WZEP and WAKJ
for all their help publi-
cizing the breakfasts.
Their services are won-
derful and very helpful
to many in our com-
munity. And we offer a
heartfelt thanks to all
who faithfully post our
faxed notices. Thank
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God always has a
plan, one much better
than the one we have
in mind. On last Thurs-
day, I was to embark
on a vacation I had
been anxiously await-
ing. As I arrived at the
airport check-in coun-
ter, I was made aware
my flight was already
two hours delayed,
which meant I would
miss my connection. I
stood at the ticket coun-
ter, doing a horrendous
job of hiding my anxi-
ety from the graciously
helpful agent, while I
listened to her call air-
line after airline try-
ing to reroute me (only


to hang up with an
apologetic "it's not pos-
sible"). Needless to say,
I was throwing up some
"God please" prayers
during this time. And
then, like magic, the
agent says "it must be
your lucky day. I've got
you upgraded to first
class and you will ar-
rive earlier." I could've
hugged her, but settled
for a glowing compli-
ment card.
There I was, making
my connection, prepar-
ing to fly in style and
thinking things were
going smoothly, but
don't we all know its
ain't over 'til the fat


THIE I)cDUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013


lady sings, or in this
case until the gate clerk
scans your ticket. As I
arrived to catch Ilmy i-
nal (light and swank it.
in to first class, the gate(
attendant informed me
in no unIcertain terms,
"The flight is full. You
are not getting on my
plane." Gate closed.
Standby denied. Plans
dashed.
I walked back to the
service desk thinking to
myself, "Ok God, there
is a lesson here, a les-
son in things looking
as if they will go better
than expected only to
fall through and disap-
point at the last mo-
ment. What is it? Be
patient? Be steadfast?
Be cool tempered when
you want to throw a
toddler sized tantrum?
The airline agents
again rerouted me, but
by this point I had lost


faith in their "you're
sure to have no prob-
lenis this time" plan. I
thanked them for their
kindness and filled
out another glowing
comment card then
headed to the airport
bar. Hey, at this point
I was ready to prove
Ben Franklin's maxim
that beer is proof God
loves us (actually it
says, "Behold the rain
which descends from
heaven upon our vine-
yards, there it enters
the roots of the vines, to
be changed into wine,
a constant proof that
God loves us, and loves
to see us happy," but
hey, the misquoted ver-
sion fits here better
than, "I needed a drink
before I lost it on the
next person who treat-
ed the moving side-
walk like a sightseeing
ride!").


As I ordered a draft, I
chatted with a pilot
across the aisle. Then I
received a call that my
luggage was rerouted
and I needed to go col-
'lect it outside of the air-
port, which left barely
enough time to catch
the flight.
I did make it, thank-
fully, and as I was walk-
ing through the gate to
board, there was the
pilot I met in the bar
(who wasn't drinking
by the way). He told me
to hang back and not
board yet ; he had an
extra seat in first class.
There I met a lovely at-
tendant named Marco
from Brazil, where I
spent my spring break.
It turns out Marco lives
in the same neighbor-
hood as my best friend,
and I felt as if I was
talking to an old friend.
The worst travel experi-


ence I'd ever had quick-
ly became the best and
in retropect I can see it
is because God always
has a better plan than
ours, If we will sim-
ply embrace the chang-
es thrown our way.


I?


I, CHRISTOPHER
LANGSTON, am on
probation for petit theft.


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This class will require some online assignments.
OST1355 84570 Records Management 3CC 6:30-8:55 pm
OST2117 83239 Typing &Word Processing II 3CC 3:00-4:15 pm
This class will require some online assignments.
COLLEGE SUCCESS
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SLS1101 84139 College Success 3CC 3:30-6:25 pm
Hybrid/Online Distance Learning with reduced class time.
ENGLISH & COMMUNICATIONS


ENC0015 83222 College Prep English I 4PC
ENC0015 83221 College Prep English I 4PC
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ENC1101 83226 English Composition I 3CC
ENC1102 83228 English Composition II 3CC
LIN1670 83232 Writing and Grammar 3CC
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Hybrid/Online Distance Learning with
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CGS1030 84568 Computer Basics 3CC
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ARH1000 83216 Humanities Art 3CC
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MAC1105 83233
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College Algebra
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6:30-9:00 pm

1:00-2:15 pm
5:00-6:15 pmr
6:30-9:00 pm


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8:00-10:55 am


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This class is meant for students wishing complete MAT0018 & MAT0028
in one semester. Students wishing to complete both courses also register
forMAT0018- 84181. THIS CLASS WILL MEET 2/25-5/3.
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STA2023 83247 Statistics 3CC 6:30-7:45 pm MW 1


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(Note: These classes may require some online assignments)
BSC1005 83218 General Biology 4CC 4:30-6:10 pm
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PHY1020 83241 Physical Science 4CC 1:00-2:40 pm


SOCIAL


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TR 1
TR 1


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AMH2020 83215 American History II 3CC 3:30-6:25 pm R
Hybrid/Online Distance Learning with reduced class time.
DEP2004 84137 Human Growth/Development 3CC 3:30-6:25 pm R
Hybrid/Online Distance Learning with reduced class time.
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6:30-9:00 pm
6:30-8:10 pm


TERM
1
1
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SLS1101 84132 College Success 3CC 6:30-9:00 pm W 1
Hybrid class with reduced class time.
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CGS1100 83398 Microcomputer Apps 3CC 10:30 am-1:00 pm M 1


HUMANITIES, FINE & PERFORMING
HUM1020 83403 Humanities Intro
THE2071 83409 Hum Cinema Appreciation


ARTS
3CC
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MATHEMATICS
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MAT1033A 83406 Intermediate Algebra 4CC
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BSC1085C 83396

BSC1086C 83397

EVS1001C 83402


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6:00-7:40 pm
4:30-6:10 pm
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assistance, and career readiness skills.
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". ^ Develop your career pathway, prepare for the college entrance
exam, receive the academic assistance you need to succeed in
college and life. Earn this and much more by enrolling in the
.... .. adult education course best suited to your academic needs.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE).........................DAY........................... ....................... TIM E
Chautauqua Center.............................................................. 8:00 a.m 1:00 a.m .
Chautauqua Center................................... ........ M /W.............................................. 5:30 p.m 8:30 p.m .
Chautauqua Center.................................................... .... .............. 8:00 a.m 1:00 p.m .
Chautauqua Center.................................. T/R ........................................ 5:30 p.m 8:30 p.m .
South W alton Center.................................. ....... T/R ........................................ ........ 8:00 a.m 1:00 p.m .
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NWFSC Adult Education Office
Call 729-5387 or 200-4100 for information.







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TEACHER KRISTEN Tuggle and Teacher's Assistant Belinda Daniels
pose with their class and their sweet Christmas themed door.


TEACHER KENYA Jackson stands by the Christmas Fireplace themed
door she and her class decorated with Teacher's Assistant Amy Padgett.


CHRI STMAS.




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HEAD START cook Miranda Hogans and Center Assistant Diana Arm-
bruster pose with their door about Christmas Around the World.


THE KIDS in teacher Lori Cassady's class along with Teacher's Assistant
Debbie Mitchem designed an upside-down reindeer theme for their winning
entry.



Head Start kids and staff get

a head start on Christmas


Story and photos by
ALICIA LEONARD
All the staff and kids
at Head Start got into
the spirit before the
Christmas holidays by
decorating their class




Gaetz to
speak at
Okaloosa
County
League of
Women
Voters
luncheon
Florida Rep. Matt
Gaetz will join the
League of Women Vot-
ers of Okaloosa County
for lunch at noon on
Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the
lounge of the Fort Wal-
ton Yacht Club (180
Ferry Dr NE). He will
provide an overview of
what he expects for the
2013 legislative ses-
sion. Cost is $15, pay-
able at the door. At-
tendees will choose from
the menu for lunch.
Seating is limited so at-
tendees must RSVP by
phone (850-621-4088)
or email no later than
Jan. 7. Bring along a
friend (or two!) to hear
what Rep. Gaetz has to
say and to learn about
League.


room and office doors in
a Christmas theme.
The kids had a blast
and the staff considered
all the doors winners,
just because the kids
had such fun.
Staff members told
the Herald, "These are
the winning doors in
our first annual door
decorating contest for
Tri-County Head Start
(Walton Center). Class-
room number two Ms.
Lori and Ms. Debbie.


Classroom number
three Ms. Kenya and
Ms. Amy. Classroom
number five Ms. Kris-
ten and Mrs. Belinda.
Lunchroom Ms. Miran-
da and Ms. Diana.
"We are very proud
of all the children that
participated in this
event. Walton Head
Start staff and children
would like to wish ev-
eryone a Merry Christ-
mas and Happy New
Year."


Argyle Fire
District
commissioners
meeting
The Argyle Fire Dis-
trict Commissioners
will hold their regular
scheduled meeting Jan.
14, at Station 91, 67
Fire Dept Ave., Argyle,
Fla. at 7 p.m.


CENTER COORDINATOR Kathy Johnson
and Family Service Worker Mary Jo Craft went
with a winter snowflake theme for their door
prize entry.


SW Tired of losing plants
to the frost?

Build a Green House!!

For mllormation,
call Donnie at


850-419-7467



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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sher-
iff's Deputies arrested
the following people
during the week ending
Dec. 30, 2012:

James Patrick
Lane, 24, Miramar
Beach, MVOP, posses-
sion of cocaine, poss. of
drug equipment,
Laura Lynn Wil-
liams, 51, SRB, War-
rants x2,
Mohamed Radi
Aljehani, 22, Port Or-
ange, Fla., Possession
of marijuana -20 grams,
poss. of drug equip-
ment,
John Thomas Car-
nley, 23, DFS, DUI,
reckless driving,
Charles Wayne
Clardy, 39, DFS, Ag-
gravated battery caus-
ing bodily harm or dis-
ability,
Josefina Martinez
Gonzalez, 56, SRB, Op-
erating motor vehicle


w/o valid DL,
Charles Anthony
Brush, 35, FWB, Mu-
nicipal ordinance viola-
tion,
Niles Edward Roul-
hac, 23, DFS, MVOP,
Amber Marie
Woodham, 31, FWB,
FTA, warrant,
Ericka Lopez, Age
not given, SRB, No DL,
Troy Louis Dono-
fro, Age not given,
Crestview, Possession
of marijuana -20 grams,
poss. of paraphernalia,
Joseph Allen Dur-
so, Age not given, Free-
port, DWLSR,
Bryon Edward
Babbs, Age not given,
Freeport, DWLSR,
Christine M. Gib-
son, Age not given, DFS,
Possession of marijuana
-20 grams,
Batarus T. Hill,
Age not given, DFS,
DWLSR,
Britton Wayne


Bush, 35, DFS, Un-
armed burglary of
unoccupied dwelling,
criminal mischief $200
and under, battery on
officer/firefighter/EMT,
etc.,
Alvin J. LeBlanc,
85, Miramar Beach,
Warrant,
Blaine Adam Cun-
ningham, 19, DFS,
Improper exhibition of
firearm or dangerous
weapon,
April Dawn Atkins,
32, SRB, Warrant,
Cynthia Ann Clark,
40, Tallahassee, FVOP,
Star Arisha Dan-
iels, 35, DFS, Petit
theft,
Melissa Dwana
Dearing, 39, Freeport,
FTA,
Harold Edward Mc-'
Corkle, 47, DFS, Con-
tempt of court/violation
of injunction,
Shannon Marie
Moore, 39, SRB, Fugi-


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013


tive,
Jimmy Joe Odom,
26, DFS, Possession of
marijuana -20 grams,
Jerrie Lynn Bate-
man, 35, DFS, Posses-
sion of controlled sub-
stance w/o prescription,
DWLSR, municipal or-
dinance violation,
Travis William Bea-
ver, 36, DFS, Unarmed
burglary of unoccupied
dwelling, grand theft
$300 5,000, criminal
mischief damage $200 -
1,000,
Donna Diane Car-
son, 29, SRB, Battery
domestic,
Sonia Eva Cun-
ningham, 22, DFS, Pos-
session of drug equip-
ment x2, petit theft,
poss. of cocaine, poss. of
marijuana -20 grams,
Cynthia Ann
Fletcher, 55, Freeport,
Warrant, worthless
checks x3,
Russell David
Fowler, 53, Freeport,
MVOP,
Fidel Michua Gon-
zalez, 25, SRB, Operat-


ing motor vehicle w/o
valid DL,
Michael Montgom-
ery Harbin, 19, DFS,
Battery on officer/fire-
fighter/EMT, etc., re-
sisting officer w/o vio-
lence,
Douglas Clay Har-
vell, 28, DFS, Warrant,
Amy Michel Huck-
aba, 35, Laurel Hill,
DWLSR,
Stephen Dewayne
Kelley, 43, DFS, Aggra-
vated assault w/deadly
weapon w/o intent to
kill, resisting officer
w/o violence, improper
exhibition of firearm or
dangerous weapon, us-
ing firearm under influ-
ence of alcohol, poss. of
weapon/ammo by con-
victed Florida felon,
Michael Allen
Lane, 46, DFS, DWLSR,


possession of controlled
substance w/o prescrip-
tion, poss. of marijuana
-20 grams, production
of marijuana,
Jacey Cheyenne
Odom, 22, Freeport,
DUI,
Jacques Person, 41,
Shalimar, DUI,
Danny Lee Peyton,
38, DFS, Grand theft of
motor vehicle,
Trisheena Marie
Ribaudo, 45, Freeport,
DUI,
Amity Marie
Thompson,- 25, DFS,
Municipal ordinance
violation: child support,
Lucio Valtierra Do-
rado, 36, Pelham, Ala.,
Operating motor vehi-
cle w/o valid DL,
Trayon Torquez
Williams, 19, DFS,
MVOP.


TIRECLLCIONdr 0

PROGRAuM 11


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

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

If you want old tires collected please call our
office:

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


Please be advised accordingly.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners, Walton County, Florida, will hold a
Public Hearing on the following proposed amendments to the Judicial Facilities
Account in the General Fund Reserves for fiscal year 2012-2013 on January 8,
2013, at 4:00 P.M. or soon thereafter. The Public Hearing will be held at the Walton
County Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32439.
No millage rate is required to be levied or raised by reason of the proposed budget
amendment.

AMENDMENTS #3
General Fund


Adopted Proposed Amended
Budget Change Budget

Total Revenues 32,609,850 169,520 32,779,370

Cash Balance Forward 5,235,531 103,467 5,338,998

Total Resources 37,845,381 272,987 38,118,368
Total Appropriations 37,845,381 272,987 38,118,368

Wanda J. Quimby
Interim Finance Director
Board of County Commissioners
Walton County, Florida
#522-12 1-3


Public Hearing Notice
Large Scale Amendments to the
Comprehensive Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Walton County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a public hearing on Tuesday. January 8. 2013, beginning at 5:00 P.M., at the
South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida, to adopt a Large Scale Amendment to the Walton County Comprehensive
Plan in compliance with F.S. 163.3184(3) and (11). he proposed Large Scale
Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan is available for public view at the Planning and
Development Services office located in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal
Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and at the North Walton
Planning Office at 47 North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs.
LSA Number 12.01.07


















The following Comprehensive Plan MaD Amendment will be heard:
LSA 12-01.07 TRANSMITTAL HEARING "o amend the Walton
County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map designation on
1205.17 acres from Development of Regional Impact D" "/>Mxed
(DRI-MU) to Rural Village (RV) and 33.92 acres (southern area of
parcel 22-3N-21-37000-001-0011) to General Commercial; located in
North Walton County, north of US/ wy 90, approximately 3 '2 miles
east of the Okaloosa County line and identified by parcels 22-3N-21-
37000-001-0011, 15-3N-21-37000-002-0000, 21-3N-21-37000-001-
0052, 21-3N-21-37000-001-0050, 21-3N-21-37000-001-0020, 21-3N-
21-37000-001-0030, 16-3N-21-37010-000-0010, 08-3N-21-37000-
004-0000, 08-3N-21-37000-005-0022, 17-3N-21-37000-001-0010,
08-3N-21-37000-005-0000, and 09-3N-21-37000-007-0010 and "ext
Amendment to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan Future Land
Use element: From Development of Regional Impact Mixed Use
(DRI-MU) to Rural Village (RV 2:1) and Commercial; to amend Policy
L-1.4.13 to delete (" )'1. Blackstone Development
1.
All interested parties wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at the above
mentioned meeting.
In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or
commissioner of any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of any
county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to be taken receives, at least 48 hours prior to the
meeting, a written request by a physically handicapped person to attend the meeting,
directed to the chairperson or director of such 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 reschedule 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 that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Please be advised accordingly.


Public Hearing Notice
Large Scale Amendments to the
Comprehensive Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Walton County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 8. 2013,
beginning at 5:00 P.M., at the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal
Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, to adopt a Large
Scale Amendment to the Walton County Comprehensive Plan in compliance
with F.S. n 163.3184(3) and (11).E The proposed Large Scale Amendment to
the Comprehensive Plan is available for public view at the Planning and
Development Services office located in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31
Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and at the
North Walton Planning Office at 47 North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs.
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The following Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment will be heard:

1. LSA 12-01.02 TRANSMITTAL HEARING -
Thomas Hicks is requesting approval to transmit, to the
Department of Economic Opportunity, a Large Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment to the Walton County
Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use Map
designation on 194.62 +/- acres in Walton County, north of the
Choctawhatchee Bay, on the north side of Rock Hill Road
approximately 3 miles east of the intersection of US 331
South and Rock Hill Road, on property identified by parcel
number 08-1N-18-08000-001-0001, from Estate Residential
to Extractive Use.

All interested parties wishing to be heard on this issue may appear at the above
mentioned meeting.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, whenever any board or
commissioner of any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of
any county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision, which has
scheduled a meeting at which official acts are to be taken receives, at least 48
hours prior to the meeting, a written request by a physically handicapped
person to attend the meeting, directed to the chairperson or director of such
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 reschedule 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 that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.


#520-12 2tc: 12-27, 1-3









THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013


ALAQUA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The pastor and
congregation invite you to come join us for services at 9 a.m. every
Sunday. Church school for children and coffee fellowship follow the
morning service. Serving the faithful at 4189 Coy Burgess Loop since
1837. Come to the country for worship. Call pastor Henry Martin at
(850)892-4860 for more information.
ARGYLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 252 Argyle Church Road, Argyle,
FL invites everyone to attend their services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
- all ages, Church Service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. all ages,
Wednesday night 6 p.m. Pastor James Bumham. Call (850)892-
2327, or (850)259-2173. All are welcome.

BALDWIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH invites you to attend
Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service 11 a.m., Discipleship Training
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."

CENTER RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1831 CR-
1883, DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Dear friends: This invitation is being
sent to you by the folks at Center Ridge UMC. We are inviting you
to come and visit our church so that we might introduce you to the
Old Time Gospel you remember as a child. Our pastor is one of the
premier gospel preachers of this era. Our choir, through small, can
render a joyful noise unto the Lord that will warm your heart. Adult,
youth, and children programs are provided every Wednesday night at
6 p.m. We are a loving group of people that have been ordained by
God to bring his love and message to all people. If you are not going
to church and feel a void in your life, give us a chance to fill that need
with the word of God about his Son, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 11:28-30)
If you are a person that has a longing in your heart for a return to the
old time gospel and the Good News about Jesus Christ, as preached
by Rev. Billy Graham and other great men of the faith, we may just be
the answer that you have been searching for. Every Sunday Morning,
our Sunday school services begin at 9:45 a.m. and church services at
11 a.m. We are looking forward to your visit.

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, wor-
ship, and practice as it is set forth in the New Testament. We believe
that we must "Speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the
Bible is silent" in all things spiritual, moral, and ethical, including how
we are to worship God as He has authorized. Then, and only then
can we be pleasing to Him who sent His Son to die for mankind.
We are a small but friendly group of people, and you will find a warm
and friendly welcome. "Preaching the 1st Century gospel to a 21st
Century world.: Come and see.

COMMUNITY HOLINESS CHURCH is located at 971 W. Live Oak
Ave. in DeFuniak Springs. Pastor Howard Taylor and congregation
welcomes you to join Spirit filled worship services where we'll treat
you in so many different ways, you will have to like some of them.
Service each Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday night Bible
study at 7 p.m. All are cordially invited and welcome. For a ride to
church contact (850)892. 654 or (850) 892-4704.

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

DARLINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST. 2998 CR-2E 32433. Min-
ister Daniel H. McCormick invites everyone to come and join the con-
gregation 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 at-
tendance 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 Apostles and their preach-
ing as recorded in the Book of Acts and other New Testament teach-
ings. Sunday Services begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school for the
children and a spirt-filled worship for adults. Sunday evening service
begins at 5:30 with prayer, with worship and preaching beginning at
6 p.m. Wednesday night bible study begins at 7 p.m. and we offer
family prayer on Thursday from 6 p.m to 7 p.m. each week. Not able
to physically attend? Hear sermons posted on our website at www.
defuniakapostolic.com. Come and experience church the way God
started it all in the New Testament! If you have any questions or need
ministry assistance, please feel free to call the church office at (850)
892-7882. Rev. David W. King, Pastor.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, 216 East
Live Oak Avenue. We cordially invite you to join our "Fellowship of
Encouragement" and come for Worship and Bible Study at the
following times: Sunday Bible Study (9:15 a.m.), Early Worship
Service 8 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 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
Wednesday, and come early for fellowship dinners. Call the church
office, (850) 892-2722, for details. Visit our webpage at www.fbcdfs.
org.

The FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH'S members warmly invite you


to worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We also invite you to stay
for refreshments, and to join us in our adult Bible study and children's
Sunday school. Our Pastor, the Rev. James Yonkers' message is
from the gospel, each Sunday of Jesus' love for each of us. We
welcome newcomers and are known in our community as a friendly
and serving church. We are located on U.S. 331, near the Florida/
Alabama state line at 24512 5th Avenue in Florala, Ala. Please call
us at (334) 858-3515 for additional information.

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 fellowship 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 provide basic necessities to children of Walton


County families in need.First Presbyterian is a community of disciples of
Jesus Christ who are committed to being an inclusive faith community,
where persons 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@
embarqmail.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) at3:30 p.m.; Food pantry every 3rd Sat. 7-9 a.m. For
more information, call (850) 892-5332, 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@
embarqmail.com website www.fumcdefuniaksprings.org.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FREEPORT -430 Kylea Laird Drive,
Freeport, Fla. Pastor Ken Coots would like to extend an invitation to one
and all to come and "Worship"the Lord Jesus Christ with us, as we seek
His perfect will. Bible Study for all ages commences at 8:45 a.m. each
Sunday. Sunday a.m. worship service begins at 10 a.m., and Sunday
p.m. service at 5 p.m.. The Wednesday p.m. prayer service begins at 6
p.m.. Both the Sunday p.m. and Wednesday p.m. prayer services are
being held in the Fellowship Hall. Explicit Bible doctrine is the continuous
thread during both evenings. We at FBC Freeport are strong advocates
of Romans 10:17, "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of
God." Hope and pray to see all there! (850) 835-2742 (850) 774-8327.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (formerly the Concerned Christian
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
Children' Church) starts at 11 a.m. Nursery available. Our minister is
John Dixon and the church is located on U.S. 90, 2.4 miles west of the
intersection of U.S. 90 and U.S. 331 North.

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

FREEPORT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 17457 U.S. 331 S. Sunday ser-
vices: Leaming Center 9:45 a.m. Morning worship 10:50 a.m. You are
invited to hear the sermon series that examines life-changing ideas from
the Bible entitled "Lessons from Nehemiah!" Wednesday 7 p.m. Hear
the teaching series "The profound Proverbs." Nursery available. Phone
865-4068 for more information.

FREEPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 340 St. H S.R.-20 E.,
P.O.Box 287, Freeport, FL 32439, phone (850) 835-2447, www.freeport-
presbyterianusa.org. Bible study is at 9 a.m. and morning worship is at
10 a.m. with Commuhion being served the first Sunday of each month.
The Rev. Gene Harris will deliver the morning message. Fellowship im-
mediately follows the worship service the first Sunday of each month.
All are cordially invited and welcomed. Join us for a day, you're welcome
for a lifetime. The following events are held in the church Fellowship
Hall Women of the church meet the second Wednesday of each month
at 10:30 a.m. Prayer meeting for Renewal meets on Wednesday at 4
p.m.

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 become
part of our family. The family of God! Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday
Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Song Worship 4:00
p.m. Choir Practice Tuesday Evenings 6:00 p.m. Our Prayer is that
you will join us at Freeport UMC and together we will make a difference
through our Obedience to God, in our communities. We are located on
the comer of Harrison St. and County Rd. 83A (East Bayloop) or you
can make a right off of Madison St. onto Harrison St. and church is on
the opposite comer. Contact numbers are: Office 850-880-6633 Par-
sonage- 850-835-2261 secretary.fumc@yahoo.com www.gbgm-umc.
org/freeportumc

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

GLENDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (GPC) The congrega-
tion of.GPC invite you to come and worship with them. At GPC, you'll
find teaching that's biblical, practical, and encouraging; worship that's
exciting, joyous, and Christ-honoring; and fellowship that's warm and
personal. Sunday: Sunday School (all ages!) at 9:30 a.m. Worship
and Kidz Klub at 11 a.m. Ignite! (Youth) at various locations from 5 -7
p.m. Wednesday: Transformation (Bible study for men and women) at
6:30 p.m. GPC is located about 10 minutes north of DeFuniak Springs
on SR-83N. Find out more on the web at www.glendalechurch.org or
call (850)659-0080.

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

LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Wendell Ard and con-
gregation would like for you to join them in worship at Lakewood
Baptist Church, 696 Stateline Road. Sunday Children's Church 10:30
a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., morning worship 10:30 a.m., eve-
ning service 6 p.m,, Wednesday Adult Sunday School 7 p.m.

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

OUTREACH FOR CHRIST CHURCH 6753 State Hwy 2 East,
Darlington, Fla. We are reaching out to the lost, hurting, hungry, and
naked. The Rev. Curtis Manning and his congregation would like to
invite you to attend services with them. Sunday School for all ages
is at 10 a.m., and Sunday Morning worship is at 11 a.m.; Sunday
evening services will. be at 5 p.m.; Wednesday night prayer and
teaching is at 6 p.m.; Come enjoy our anointed praise and worship
and be encouraged with Holy Ghost filled preaching and teaching of
God's Word. For more information call ( 850 ) 892-2048.

PASTOR BILL HUNTER AND THE CONGREGATION OF THE
BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, "the Church in
the Wildwood," invites you to come and worship with us just as you
are. Black Creek UMC is located five miles east of Freeport at 278
Memorial Lane. (If you need directions, please call (850)859-2366
or (850)830-1497. We are a church body who loves people and who
elso 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
(850) 859-2028.

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

SOUTHWIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1307 Coy Burgess Loop, De-
Funiak Springs, FL. Sunday school 8:45 a.m.; Morning worship 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 Moming SeniorAdult
Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Youth and AWANA at
6:30 p.m.Wednesday Mid-week Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Sign
language interpretation for the deaf provided at all services. South-
wide Baptist Church has classes and activities for all ages: Youth
Group, Adult Choir, Women on Mission, Paintball (ages 10+ every
third Saturday of the month), AWANA (3-yrs-6th grade), and sign lan-
guage classes. Everyone is invited to come and hear the saving word
of God. Directions: from DeFuniak take U.S. 331 S. turn right on first
road (Coy Burgess Loop) past 1-10. Southwide Baptist Church is
located 1.5 miles on the left at intersection of Coy Burgess Loop and
Millard Gainey Road. Call (850) 892-3835 for more information or for
directions.

ST. AGATHA'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a historic
mission listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a
contributing site in the DeFuniak Springs Historic District. It is located
at 144 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435, and is the oldest
church building in the city. It is the home of the Lakeside Concert
Series, the home only true pipe organ in the county, and some unique
stained glass windows. Holy Eucharist is at 10:15 a.m on Sundays
and at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays with the Rev. Dr. Sandra McLeod,
Vicar, as celebrant. Adult Bible Study and children's Sunday School
are at 9 a.m. on Sundays. The Parish House next door hosts the First
Saturday Breakfasts from December-May (7-11 a.m.), a community
Centering Prayer group at 10 a.m. on Saturdays in the parlor and
a variety of other group meetings. For further information or to
arrange for tours call (850) 892-9754 (leave a message). Everyone is
welcomed.

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

THE SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH and its congregation
cordially invite you to attend services with us. Sunday School is at 10
a.m. Sunday Evening Services are at 6:00 pm. Wednesday Services
are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 26 Joe Anderson Road (Hwy
83 North). Our pastor is the Rev. Larry Murphy. Please come ready to
worship and expecting a blessing!

VICTORY LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, Highway 90 at
the Mossy Head Community Center across from the Mossy Head
General Store. We would like to extend to all an invitation to come
and join us and be blessed. We are a church dedicated to serving


Jesus and spreading His wonderful word. Let us share the light of
God's word with you. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed
by Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Each Sunday we have a fellowship
lunch on the grounds, all are invited. Sunday afternoon service
begins about 1:30 p.m. Friday evening service 7 p.m. prayer, Royal
Rangers, Missionettes and Adult Bible Study followed by prayer time.
Pastor is Thomas Adamson, Children's Ministries Kevin Chilcutt.
For more information call 892-3817 or 652-4610. Website www.
victorylighthouse church.org.

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


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Puckett


Mrs. Frances Jean
Puckett, age 82, of'
Montgomery, Texas,
widow of the late Ed-
die Clate Puckett Jr.
passed away Saturday,
Dec. 22, 2012 in Conroe
Regional Hospital. She
was born Dec. 1-1, 1930
in DeFuniak Springs,
the daughter of John
Eugene and Berta Dan-
nelley Creel. After grad-
uation from high school
she attended Shorter
College in Rome, where
she received a bache-
lor's degree. She taught,
in the Walton County
School System for many
years. One of her great-
est joys was seeing the
successes of' many of'
the students she had
taught through the
years. Frances and Ed
moved to Montgomery,
Texas after the death of
their son so they could
be close to their daugh-
ter. After Ed's death inll
2009, Frances became
active with a group
known as the Silver
Belles that met month-
ly for lunch and domi-
noes. She was really
quite good at dominoes,


and excelled at Chicken
Foot, a variation of the
game. Frances Jean is
predeceased by liher par-
ent's and husband andl
her son, John Edward
Puckett,. She was a
mnemblr of lFirst, Unit ed
Methodist,( Church of'
DeFuniak Springs.
Among survivors are
her daughter, Jan Glenz
of Montgomery, Texas;
her brother-in-law, Wil-
liam Robert Puckett
and wife Mary Jane of
Henderson, Texas; her
sister-in-law, Martha
Ann Puckett Thompson
of Montgomery, Ala;
two nieces, Ann Thomp-
son Waller and Michelle
Puckett Collier and her
nephew Robert Puckett
Jr. also survives.
The family has asked
that no flowers be sent,
rather memorials may
be made in Frances
Jean Creel Puckett's
memory to First United
Methodist Church, Post
Office Box 9, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435-
0009.
The family received
friends Friday, Dec.
28, 2012 from 10 until
11 a.m. in Jerry Evans
Chapel with the funeral,
beginning at 11 a.m.
with Dr. Larry Teas-
ley officiating. Private
graveside services were
held in the Puckett
Thompson Family Plot
in Magnolia Cemetery.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer con-
dolences and sign the
guest register at jerrye-
vansfulneralhoe.comIII


Williams


Mrs. Alma Jean
Parker Williams, age 76
formerly of DeFuniak
Springs, widow of the
late James Cleveland
Williams, passed away
Friday, Dec. 21, 2012
in a Pensacola hospital.
She was born ,an. 17,
1936 in Caryville, Fla.,
the daugliter of ,Eugene
and Hat tie McBride
Parker. She moved
to DeFuniak Springs
where she was an ac-
tive member of' (Great-
er Saint Joseph AME
Church. Mrs. Williams
is preceded in death by
her parents and hus-
band, her son, Felix
Harold Parker Sr., heri
daughter, Patricia Gail
Young, her grandson,
Felix Parker Jr., her
granddaughter, Nelsa
Young, her sisters, Ma-
mie Parker Delegol and
Mary Louise Parker
Terrell.
Left to cherish her
memory are her chil-
dren. Zachary "Chuck"
Bunklev and wife Caro-
lyn of Tampa, Fla., Hat-
tie Mosley-House and
husband l ichael of
Pensacola. Terry Young-
Brinston and husband
David of Milton and lDr.


Roach


Charles StarkeyN
Roach passed away on
Dec. 31, 2012 from the
complications of Al-
zheimer's. Starkey was
born April 23, 1920 in
Jackson County, Ala-
bama to Myron L. and
Fannie Sanders Poach,
both deceased.
He is survived by his
wife of 15 years. Mil-
dred Henderson Roach:
his son, Sid Roach of
McDonough, Ga.: his
wife, Dell Grice Roach
of 52 years, his 22 year
old son. Roger Roach
and his brother Calvin
age 12 were deceased
when he passed. Star-
key is further survived
by Sid's wife, Jillian
Roach, who played a
loving and active role
in his final four years of
care and Carl and Gena
Henderson, his stepson
and stepdaughter in-
law. Roy Lynn Roach
of Mobile and WC Roach
of Jackson County Ala-
bama are his surviving
brothers. Myra Jean
Garner of Chattanooga
Tenn.; Frances Wor-
ley and Evelyn Farr of
Scottsboro Ala. are his
surviving sisters.
Scottie and Brad
Roach of are his grand-
children living in Long
Beach California along


with his great grand-
children Samantha
and Marshall Morgan.
Vesta Ann Owen of
Delray Beach, Fla. and
W.A. Grice of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., are his
surviving in-laws.
Mr. Roach enlisted
in the Army Air Corps
(later Air Force) in 1939
and served honorably
as a Master Sergeant
for 27 years. After his
Air Force retirement
he worked for 10 years
with the Walton Coun-
ty School System as an
HVAC mechanic.
Starkey was a faith-
ful member and long-
time deacon of the First
Baptist Church of De-
Funiak Springs. He
will be remembered by
all who knew him for
his great sense of humor
and companionship.
Graveside services will
be held Thursday, Jan.
3, 2013 at Magnolia
Cemetery beginning at
11 a.m. with Dr. Bobby
Tucker officiating.
Memories and con-
dolences may be shared
with the family at www.
daviswatkins.com.

Arrangements and
services are under the
direction of Davis-Wat-
kins Funeral Home.


Yates


Mrs. Ottice Grant
Yates, 89, of Westville,
Fla., passed away Dec.
30, 2012 at her home.
She was born Nov. 13,
1923 in Westville to
the late William Grant
and Eighty Ann Colvin
Grant.
In addition to her
parents, Mrs. Yates
was preceded in death
by her husband, Hubert
F. Yates; eight brothers
and two sisters; sons-
in-law, Bobby Legear
and Johnnie Griggs,
and great-grandchild,
Chandler Adams.
Mrs. Yates is sur-
vived by three sons,
J.B. Yates and wife,
Tessie of Westville,
Glen Yates of Froe'port,
Fla., Terry Yates and
wife, Pat of Westville;


four daughters, Eleanor
Legear of Westville,
Donna Griggs of Ponce
de Leon, Fla., Carolyn
Pugh and husband,
Donnie of Bonifay, Fla,
Vinita Yon and hus-
band, Joel of Chipley,
Fla.; 14 grandchildren,
25 great-grandchildren,
two great-great-grand-
children.
Funeral services will
be at 10 a.m. Wednes-
day, Jan. 2, 2013 at Ot-
ter Creek United Meth-
odist Church with Rev.
Jimmy Mashburn and
Rev. Ron Alderman of-
ficiating.
Interment will fol-
low in the Otter Creek
Church Cemetery with
Peel Funeral Home di-
recting. Grandsons will
serve as pallbearers.


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Cheri Baker Owens.
age 56, of Niceville, Fla..
passed away Thursday,
Dec. 27, 2012 at Fort
Walton Beach Medical
Center. She was born
April 27, 1956 in Nash-
ville. Tenn. Cheri en-
joyed listening to *10's
and swing music and
was a talented dancer.
She served as the act iv-
ities director for nearly
15 years at both Delta
Healthcare of Mliramar
Beach and Parthenon
Healthcare of Fort Wal-
ton Beach.
Cheri is survived by
her daughter, Jessica
Owens of Freeport. Fla.:
mother, Joyce Corizine


S'arah Williams-Tolliver
nMluSband luI);(Clarence
of Virginia Beach, Va.
A loving and faithful
sister, llala Jean 'roonee
o I lousl.on, Texas. She
lias been blessed with
14 grandchildren and
a host of great-grand-
children. Also, her spe-
cial nieces and neph-
ews, Kenneth "Kenny"
Delegol and wife De-
nise of Detroit, Mich.,
Gregory "Greg" Delegol
and wife Cecil of De-
Funiak Springs, Angela
Graham and husband
Edward "Wayne" of De-
Funiak Springs, Quin-
tus Byron "QB" Terrel
of Edmond, Okla., Ja-
mal S. Green of Hous-
ton, Jawanza L. Green
of Houston, Jawara
0. Green (Jonella) of'
HIouston, and Niasha
K. Green of Houston. A
very special first cousin,
Mary Alice Johnson of'
Miami and brother-in-
law, Robert Terrell of
Edmond, and two "sur-
rogate" children, Victo-
ria (Vicki) Jennings and
William (Bill) Jennings
also survive.
A Celebration of'
Alma ,Jean Parker Wil-
liams life was held Sat-
urday, Dec. 29, 2012 at
1 p.m. in Greater Saint
Joseph AME Church
in DeFuniak Springs.
Burial followed in the
Williams Family Plot in
Magnolia Cemetery.

Friends and family
mav go online to view
obituaries, offer con-
dolences and sign the
guest register at jerrve-
vaIInst'ui'ralhoino.comn


of Scott s Hill, Tenn: one
brother, Danny Baker
of Scotts Hill: three
sisters. Linda Man-
grum and Janie Stokes
both of Nashville, and
Debra Snipes of Dick-
son, Tenn: and three
grandchildren, Lilian,
Anthony, and Rosa Vin-
ciguerra.
Memorial services
wN'ill be held at a later
date.
Memories and con-
dolences may be shared
with the family at www.
daviswat kins.coim.
Arrangements are
under the direction of
Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home and Crematory.


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mons, 73, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., formerly
of Louisville, Ky. after
25 years in Fort Wal-
ton Beach, Fla., passed
away Dec. 21, 2012.
He was born Jan.
8, 1939 in DeFuniak
Springs and was raised
in Freeport, Fla., by
Willie Simmons and
Lela Toole Simmons.
Mr. Simmons was
Christian by faith and
a member of the Cor-
nerstone Church of De-
Funiak Springs.
Mr. Simmons is pre-
ceded in death by his
parents; four brothers,
Guy Simmons, Miles
Simmons, Charles Sim-
mons and Billy Sim-
mons, and one sister,
Dell Martin.
Joe Tom is survived
by his wife, Glenda
Edwards Simmons of
DeFuniak Springs;
three sons, Joe Tom
Simmons Jr. of Oak-
ley, Calif., Bruce Al-
len Simmons and wife,


Van Tuinen

Mrs. Bonnie R. Bar-
bieri VanTuinen. 88,
passed away Monday.
Dec. 24, 2012. She was
born April 16, 1924 in
Alabama to Benjamin
and Effie Pate Hagood.
Mrs. VanTuinen
was a resident of Mira-
mar Beach originally
from Dora. Ala. She
was Methodist by faith
and a member of the
Hawthorne Methodist
Church in Hawthorne.
NJ. She graduated
from the University of
Alabama at Birming-
ham receiving her
Bachelor's Degree in
Education. She worked
as a school teacher for


Carrie of Freeport,
Nathan Glenn Sim-
mons of Louisville, Ky.;
three daughters, Tanya
Marie Stuart and hus-
band, Dave of Destin,
Fla., Jolinda Williams
of Fort Walton Beach,
Fla., Jennifer Schulten
and husband, Matt of
Louisville, two broth-
ers, Wayne Simmons
and wife, Diane of
Freeport, Hugh Sim-
mons and wife, Naomi
also of Freeport; two
sisters, Odessa Mat-
thews and husband,
Jimmy of Westville,
Fla., Thelma Camara
and husband, Izaias of
DeFuniak Springs, six
grandchildren, and one
great-grandchild. Also
survived by numerous
nieces, nephews, cous-
ins, and friends.
Memorialization was
be by cremation.
Memorials may be
made to the Bereave-
ment fund in Glenda's
name at any Beach
Community Bank.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer condo-
lences and sign a guest
book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home was entrusted
with the arrange-
ments.

25 years before retiring
from the Ramsey School
System in New Jersey.
Mrs. VanTuinen is
preceded in death by
her parents; her hus-
band, Louis Barbieri;
second husband, Wil-
liam VanTuinen; one
brother, Robert Hagood
and one daughter, Bon-
nie Lou Barbieri.
Mrs. VanTuinen is
survived by her son,
Chuck Barbieri and
wife, Betty Ann of Chip-
ley. Fla.; grandchildren,
Shaw Stinnard and
wife. Becki, Christo-
pher Barbieri and wife,
Kim. Ben Barbieri, Rob-
ert Vollbrecht and wife,
Laura and Elizabeth
Srodka and husband,
Chuck and great-grand-
children. Devon Dodd
. and Colin Srodka.
Memorial services
will be held at a later
date in New Jersey.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer condo-
lences and sign a guest
book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Free-
port Chapel Funeral
Home is entrusted with
the arrangements.


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Imagine that tomor-
row morning I deposit
into your bank account
$86,400. This money is
all yours to do with as
you please, no strings
attached. Now, not only
am I going to deposit
this amount into your
account tomorrow, I'm
going to do the same
thing every day next
week. That is a com-
bined $604,800 that
will be waiting for you.
But I'm not finished.
I'm going to make this
daily deposit into your
account every day for
the next year (you are
really using your imagi-
nation now). At the
conclusion of twelve
months you will have
received more than
$31.5 million.
What if I told you
that you have in your
possession, today, some-
thing even more valu-


Ti* * By Ronnie McBrayer


able than $31 million.
1 wonder if you would
believe me. You see, ev-
ery day that you awake
to draw air into your
lungs, you receive that
deposit of sorts, though
it's not measured in dol-
lars. It's measured in
seconds.
Every day contains
86,400 seconds; ev-
ery week more than
600,000; and every year
more than 31 million.
They are yours to spend
as you please. The only
catch is this: When
each day is over, and
after each week passes,
and when the calendar
turns, your "funds" ex-
pire. They have to be
spent with urgency, for
tomorrow your account
will reset.
And because it will
reset, and because we
can only spend those
precious seconds we


have today, what we do
with those seconds mat-
ters a great deal. We
know this. No preacher
behind a pulpit or col-
umnist at a keyboard
has to tell us this. Yet,
maybe we do need to be
reminded.
Because there is al-
ways the temptation,
as Frederick Buechner
said, "To believe that
we have all the time in
the world, whereas the
truth of it is we do not...
For each of us there
comes a point of no re-
turn, a point from which
we no longer have life
enough left to go back
and start over."
We seemed to have
celebrated New Year's
Day 2012 just last week.
Now that year, with all
its promise, joy, heart-
ache, dread, and transi-
tion is gone. And before
we can catch our breath


from the race that was,
we lurch forward into
another January and
another year. The real
danger for us all is to
come around twelve
moiths from now and
be exactly where we
were twelve months
ago.

Still stuck in a job we
loathe. Still planning
to take that big chance,
or make that big move.
Still at odds with the
long-estranged loved
one with whom we hope
to one day reconcile.
Still tripping over the
same addiction, still
trapped in that same
poisonous relationship,
still struck in the same
soul-sucking routine.
Time is far too short
to live like this, and
deep in our hearts, we
know it. We know that
there is an unmerciful


ruthlessness to time
that demands we spend
what we have all we
have while today is
still called today. Be-
cause today we still
have opportunity. We
still have time. We can-
not, then, put off until
tomorrow, next week,
or next year what must
and can only be done
while there are still sec-
onds in our banks.

The majestic Erma
Bombeck, who cannot
be improved upon, pro-
vides a summary on
this point. She wrote, "I
have learned that silver
tarnishes when it isn't
used, perfume turns to
alcohol, candles melt in
the attic over the sum-
mer, and ideas that are
saved for a dry week of-
ten become dated. When
I am asked to give an
accounting of my life to


Ronnie McBrayer is
a syndicated columnist,
speaker, and author of
multiple books. You can
read more and receive
regular e-columns in
your inbox at www.ron-
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a higher court, it will
be like this: 'So, empty
your pockets. What
have you got left of
your life? Any dreams
that were unfulfilled?
Any unused talent that
we gave you when you
were born that you still
have left? Any unsaid
compliments or bits of
love that you haven't
spread around?' And,
I will answer, 'I have
nothing left to return.
I spent everything you
gave me. I'm as naked
as the day I was born."'
Amen.


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McCullough

Mrs. Debra Jo Mc-
Cullough, 5(;, passed
away Monday, Dec. 24,
2012. She was born Oct.
3, 1957 in Presque Isle,
Maine to Lester Pow-
ers Jr. and Arlene Goo-
dridge Powers.
Mrs. McCullough
was a resident of Free-
port, Fla. She was As-
sembly of God by faith
and a member of the


Kirby
Mr. Thomas Robert
Kirby, 81, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., passed
away Dec. 29, 2012. He
was born May 29, 1931
in Eufala, Ala.
Mr. Kirby was a
resident of DeFuniak
Springs. He was Bap-
tist by faith and a mem-
ber of the First Baptist
Church of DeFuniak
Springs, where he
served as a deacon'.
He was a veteran of
the Korean War serving
his country in the U.S.
Army as a Sergeant.
He also worked as a
mechanical superinten-
dent with the Civil Ser-
vice at Eglin Air Force


Damascus Assembly
of God Church of Free-
port. She worked as a
waitress at Doqis's Cafe
in Niceville, Fla., for
many years. She en-
joyed buying gifts for
children at Christmas
and spending time with
her family.
Mrs. McCullough is
preceded in death by
her parents.
Mrs. McCullough is
survived by her loving
husband of 24 years,
William McCullough
Jr. of Freeport; two
brothers, Ron Powers
iand wife. KarIn of \'al-
Pariso and Steve Pow-
ers and wife, Brenda
of Niceville. Fla.; four
sisters, Terri Garrett
and husband. Jimmy of
Niceville, Lisa Thomas
and husband. Donnie
of Niceville, Tammy
Lyons of Fort Walton
Beach. Fla., and Anna
Zagaruyka and hus-


Base for 43 years be-
fore retiring. He was a
member of the Masonic
Lodge F&AM #170 De-
Funiak Springs and
was also a Shriner. He
enjoyed spending time
with his family and
friends, helping others,
and loved flying.
Mr. Kirby is preceded
in death by his parents,
and two brothers, Bob
Kirby and T.A. Kirby.
Mr. Kirby is survived
by his wife of 59 years,
Kay Kirby; two sons,
Tim Kirby, Rick Kirby
and wife, Kim, all of
DeFuniak Springs; one
brother, W.B Kirby of
Columbus, Ga.; three
sisters, Ruby Cox of
Houston, Texas, Louise
Lackey and husband,
Woodard of DeFuniak
Springs, Pauline El-
lison of Calera, Ala.;
three grandchildren,
Christopher Kirby and
fiance, Shelby Karcze-
wski, Nicholas Kirby
and wife, Marisa,
Samuel Kirby and two
great-grandchildren,
Carson Kirby, and Ha-
dyn Kirby.


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band, Jason of Crest-
view, also survived by
numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services
were held Thursday,
Dec. 27, 2012 at Clary-
Glenn Freeport Chapel
Funeral Home with
Rev. Tony McCullough
officiating.
Pallbearers were
Kyle McCullough, Ca-
leb McCullough. Na-
than McCullough,
Loganm McCullough,
Herbert Morrison, and
T. J. Lewis.
Burial followed in
the Hatchier (Cometerv.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer condo-
lences and sign guest
book at www.clary-
glenn.com.

Clary-Glenn Free-
port Chapel Funeral
Home was entrusted
with the arrangements.


A time of visitation
will be held from 1-2
p.m., Wednesday. Jan.
2, 2013 at First Baptist
Church of DeFuniak
Springs at 216 East Live
Oak Avenue, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.
Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 2,
2013 at First Baptist
Church of DeFuniak
Springs with Rev. Jerry
Chumley and Dr. Bobby
Tucker officiating.
Pallbearers will be
Jack Owens, Gerald
Dickey, Joe Flowers,
Henry D. Ennis, Clyde
Rhodes, and Jerry
Rankin. Honorary pall-
bearer J.W. Adkinson.
Floral arrangements
are being accepted.
Burial will follow in
the Magnolia Cemetery
with military honors.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer condo-
lences and sign a guest
book at www.clary-
glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral
Home is entrusted with
the arrangements.


Johnson


Alice Earleen
Browder Johnson
passed away on Sun-
day, Dec. :0,. 2012. She
was born in Andalusia.
Ala. on Sept. 21, 1936
to Willie Alfred and
Myrtice Inez Glimer
Browder. She was an
active member of Har-
vest House Ministries
Church where she dili-
gently worked to help
prosper the Kingdom of
God. She loved the Lord
and loved telling others
about his love for them.
She loved her family,
church and flowers. She
took great pride in her
flowers and demanded
that her yard always
be presentable to the
neighborhood. She
worked countless hours


to feed the hungry and
homeless at The House
of Ester she co-founded
in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. She always be-
lieved that God would
provide for her needs
and he always did.
She is proceeded
in death by her par-
ents. son-in-law. Jerry
Wayne Maddox, and
great-grandson Dalton
Wise.
She is survived by
seven children: Cyn-
thia Maddox of Evans-
ville, Ind.. Billy Patch
of Geneva, Ala., Phyllis
Shirah of Evansville,
Roselynn Casey and
husband, James Rus-
sell Casey of DeFuniak
Springs. Jonathan
(Randy) and wife. Lisa
Shirah of DeFuniak
Springs, Billie Frank-
lin Shirah II of Ma-
lone, Fla.. and James
Leon Johnson and wife,
Susan of Paris, Tenn:
19 grandchildren, 21
great -grandchildren,
and a sister and spe-
cial brother-in-law,
Phillis and Dale Hin-
ton of Jonesboro, Ga.;
two nephews, Daniel
and wife, Janie Hinton
and Steven Hinton of
Georgia, and five great-


nephews and one great-
niece, all of Georgia.
She is also survived by
numerous cousins and
friends and church fam-
ily members.
Visitation will begin
one hour prior to servic-
es, Jan. 3, 2012 from 11
- 12 p.m., at Southwide
Baptist Church 1307
County Highway 278,
DeFuniak Springs, FL.
Funeral services will
be conducted by 'the
Rev. Nathanial Belcher
and Rev. Enos Ali at 12
p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3,
2013.
Interment will be by
cremation, where she
will be later buried near
her parents in the Beda
Cemetery in Beda, Ala.
Pallbearers will be
Billy Patch, James
Johnson, James Casey,
William Patch, Randy
Shirah, and Michael
Maddox.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer condo-
lences and sign a guest
book at
www.clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funer-
al Home and Gilmer
Funeral Home are en-
trusted with the ar-
rangements.


Kevin Spencer ministering at

Community Holiness Church

Community Holiness
will host Kevin Spencer
in concert, Wednesday
Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.
Community Holiness
Church is located at 971
Live Oak Ave. West in
DeFuniak Springs.
For more information
contact Pastor Howard
Taylor at (850) 892-
4704.

Kevin Spe'ncer, for-
nmerly of the Spencer
Family, started solo in
1992. So me of his songs
include, The Blood is
Still There, and So
Much To Thank Him
For. Don't miss this op-
portunity to be blessed
by this singer who be-
lieves what he sings.


Breakfast at Saint Agatha's

Breakfast "cooked to order" will be available Jan. 5 in the Parish Hall at St. Agatha's Episcopal
Church (150 Circle Drive). Pancakes, eggs, grits or home fries, sausage or bacon, sausage gravy on
toast or biscuit, juice, milk or coffee will be offered from 7 until 11 a.m. along with "service with a
smile." We also offer healthy choice selections (yogurt or oatmeal, fruit or juice, poached eggs, low
calorie muffin or toast, etc.). Take-outs are available-- if you can't stay and talk awhile with your
neighbors. Cost for the breakfast is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children under 10.
Any profits will benefit the Capital Improvements Fund. Our goal for this month is to serve 100
meals and earn lots of tips. Join us for the best bargain and the best kept secret in the county!
Plan to come and bring friends. See everyone this Saturday morning and again on Feb. 2, March
2, April 6 and May 4. The historic Church will be open for tours.
We would like to thank the Herald, Channel 24 (3 on cable), WZEP and WAKJ for all their help
publicizing the breakfasts. Their services are wonderful and very helpful to many in our commu-
nity. And we offer a heartfelt thanks to all who faithfully post our faxed notices. Thank You!


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Sports


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2012 Sports


Year in Review


By PATRICK CASEY and
REID TUCKER

January

Freeport athlete Collin
Myrick was named the re-
cipient of the Taylor Hau-
gen Trophy on Friday, Jan.
6. The trophy is handed
out annually to the local
standout senior that best
exemplifies commitment
to academics and athletics
as well as community ser-
vice and faith.
Jasmine Flock passed
the 1,000 career points
scored mark as Ponce
de Leon knocked off the
Graceville Tigers 45-38 on
Jan. 12. The senior center
scored 16 points 'as the Pi-
rates squad improved to
16-2 on the year.
Walton junior Taliah
Moore also passed the
1,000 point mark with a
basket before halftime in
a loss to Holmes County
64-56 on the same night
as Flock. Moore scored 19


points in the game but the
Braves fell to 13-6 on the
year with the loss.
Paxton senior Alyssa
Dupree passed the 1,000
points scored mark in
her career with 21 points
against Bethlehem in a
57-18 rout of the Wildcats
on Jan. 17.
Walton High School
baseball players Angus
Anderson and Brendan
Leach both inked letters of
intent to play college base-
ball at Jefferson Davis
Community College and
Gulf Coast State College,
respectively, on Jan. 27 in
the Walton High School
Media Center.
Both Paxton and Ponce
de Leon ended the girls
basketball regular season
with more than 20 wins.
PDL posted a mark of
22-2 entering their district
tournament while Paxton
posted a 20-4 mark.
The Walton boys bas-
ketball team captured one
of the wildest games in the


series with Freeport as
they defeated the Bulldogs
88-84 in overtime. Walton
opened the game with an
18-0 lead, fell behind 39-
35 at halftime, then start-


ed the second half with a
scoring run for a 60-53 ad-
vantage. Freeport rallied
to take the lead into the
final two minutes of play
but poor free throw shoot-


ing allowed Angus Ander-
son and Alex Campbell to
tie the game and send it
into overtime. Quentine


Stuckey then provided five
points in overtime as the
Braves stole a victory on
the road.


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ers in tlhe Area 5 /or the 2011-12 boys basketball season
with 21.2 points per ganle (s a senior. (Photo by Patrick
Cusc.V)


WALTON HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL players An-
gus Anderson(right) and Brendan Leach(left) both inked
letters of intent to play college baseball at Jefferson Da-
'is Community College and Gulf Coast State College, re-
spectively, on Jan. 27 in the Walton High School Media
Center. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


February

Freeport football play-
ers Caleb McCormick and
Brandon Head signed
scholarships to play foot-
ball at Tusculum College
in the fall.
Walton's Dalvon Stuck-
ey signed a football schol-
arship to play at Pearl
River Community College
in the fall of 2012.
The Freeport Bulldogs
boys basketball team saw
their wild week of games
continue with a 100-98
victory over South Wal-
ton. Senior Austin Woo-
dard scored 41 points and
knocked the ball away
from a Seahawks guard on
the team's final possession
to help seal the win. The
next night against Pax-
ton, Caleb King banked
in a short rebound off of
a missed three-point shot
by Collin Myrick to give
the Bulldogs a 78-77 win
over Paxton. The cardiac
Bulldogs wrapped up the
regular season with a 17-
10 record.
The Paxton Bobcats
and Ponce de Leon Pirates
both won girls basketball
district championships
for the eighth consecutive
seasons. Paxton defeated
Malone for the third time
in the 2011-12 season by
a 57-39 count to earn the
District 1, Class A cham-
pionship behind senior
Alyssa Dupree's 20 points:
The PDL girls wrapped up
their 17th district cham-
pionship in school history
with a 56-38 victory over
Graceville in Cottondale
to capture the District
3, Class A title. Senior
Jasmine Flock scored 20
points to help the Pirates
improve to 24-2 overall. ,
The Walton girls bas-
ketball team played one of
their best games of the year
in defeating host Pensa-
cola Catholic 54-30 in the
District 1, Class 4A title
game. The Braves ran out
to a 17-2 lead in the con-
test and improved to 16-8
overall as junior Taliah
Moore scored 16 points in
leading the Braves to the
victory.
South Walton High


School senior Brittany
Crittenden signed a letter
of intent to attend Liberty
University in Lynchburg,
VA., on a track scholarship
this fall. Crittenden will
have one more go-around
for the Seahawks track
team this spring after fin-
ishing 12th in the state in
the 200 meter dash and
14th in the long jump at
the state meet in Class A
last season.
The Paxton Bobcats
boys basketball team
qualified for the Class A
playoffs as the runner-up
from District 1 after losing
to the Malone Tigers in
Poplar Springs in the dis-
trict championship game
44-34. Senior center Chad
Zessin scored 17 points to
lead the way.
The Ponce de Leon boys
basketball season came to
an end with a 63-22 loss to
Graceville as the Pirates
struggled through a win-
less season and an 0-23
mark under coach Kevin
Collins.
The Freeport Bulldogs
boys basketball team saw
their season come to an end
with a 61-52 loss to Holm-
es County in a District 1.
Class A semifinal that was
played on the Bulldogs'
home floor. Senior Austin
Woodard scored 21 points
in his final game with the
team as Freeport ended
the year with an 18-11
record under coach David
Burke.
The Walton girls bas-
ketball team saw their
season come to a close
with a 68-41 home loss to
Tallahassee Godby in the
first round of the Class
4A playoffs. Junior Taliah
Moore led the Braves with
19 points as the Walton
County squad ended the
season with a 16-9 mark
under coach Jerry Hester.
The Walton boys bas-
ketball team could not hold
a 19-4 early lead as the
host Marianna Bulldogs
rallied for a 70-64 win in a
District 1, Class 4A semi-
final. Senior Angus Ander-
son led the Braves with 24
points as the team ended
the season with a 10-15
mark.


The South Walton Sea-
hawks earned their second
playoff berth in school his-
tory in boys basketball de-
spite losing to West Gads-
den in the District 4, Class
A championship game in
Blountstown by a score of
69-41. Freshman Paxton
Dixon scored 15 points to
lead the Seahawks as they
held a 14-14 mark enter-
ing the playoffs.
The Hlolmes CountyN
girls basketball team ral-
lied from a 12-point half-
time deficit to defeat the
Paxton Ihobcats 56-54 in
a Class A opening round
playoff game. Senior Al-
yssa Dupree missed a
pair of free throws in the
final seconds that could
have tied the game as the
Bobcats finished the year
with a 22-5 mark. Emily
Murray led the Bobcats
with 2-4 points as third
year coach Steve Williams
squad saw their season
come to a close.
The Ponce de Leon
Lady Pirates claimed the
Region 2 title and a trip to
Lakeland with a 6-1-52 vic-
tory over the South Wal-
ton Seahawks on Feb. 18.
Ashley Harper led the Pi-
rates with 13 points while
Jasmine Flock added 12
points of her own. South
Walton (21-9) had no play-
ers in double figures with
Tayler Menard leading
the way with eight points
before leaving the game in
the second half with an ap-
parent knee injury. Coach
Kevin Craig wrapped up
his eighth season with the
school with the loss.
Alabama junior Alexa
Guarachi (South Walton
High School) was named
the Southeastern donfer-
ence Player of the Week
for women's tennis, which
was announced on Feb. 22
by the league office.
Ole Miss women's ten-
nis player Erin Stephens
(from Santa Rosa Beach)
was named the SEC
Freshman of the Week as
announced by the league
office on Feb. 22.
Walton High School
Principal Russell Hughes
announced on the eve-
ning of Feb. 21 his deci-


sion to recommend Jimmy
Ray Stephens as the next
Braves football coach. Ste-
phens, who was the offen-
sive line coach at Middle
Tennessee University up
until Feb. 15. led Fort
Walton Beach High School
to the 1991 Class 4A foot-
ball championship. Ste-
phens spent three years
at FWB, compiling a 30-4-
record from 1990-92.
The South Walton Sea-
hawks boys basketball
team gave the Graceville
Tigers all they wanted for
32 minutes of the open-
ing round Class A playoff
game on Feb. 21 but could
not overcome a sluggish
third quarter as the host
squad ended the Walton
County team's season
with a 54-50 decision. The
Tigers forced more than
20 turnovers from the
Seahawks as their sea-
son came to an end with
a 14-15 record behind se-
nior Edward Howard's 15
points. Coach John Davies
wrapped up his fifth sea-
son at the school.
The Paxton Bobcats
boys basketball team lost
to Chipley 59-32 on the
road in an opening round
game of the Class A play-
offs. Senior Chad Zessin
scored 13 points in his fi-
nal game for the school as
the Bobcats finished the
year at 20-7 under coach
Jeff Bradley.


The Ponce de Leon
Lady Pirates (28-2) won
two games in the span of
25 hours in Lakeland to
capture the Rural Class A
title with a 55-52 victory
over Newberry in the final
game of the season on the
morning of Feb. 22. The
Pirates got 26 points from
senior center Jasmine
Flock and survived a near-
meltdown at the free throw
line over the final three
minutes to capture the
school's third title in the
sport of girls basketball in
school history. PDL got to


the title game after beat-
ing Holmes County for the
third time in 2011-12 and
the 19th consecutive time
overall, dating back to a
50-29 loss in PDL on Feb.
4, 2003. Ponce de Leon
captured the 52-42 deci-
sion behind 17 points from
Flock and another solid
outing at the free throw
line. The Pirates sunk 21-
of-36 shots from the char-
ity stripe in that contest
as Holmes County com-
mitted 23 fouls in a game
that saw the two teams
combine for 40 turnovers.


THE WALTON GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM played
one of their best games of the year in defeating host Pen-
sacola Catholic 54-30 in the District 1, Class 4JA title
game. The Braces ran out to a 17-2 lead in the contest
and improved to 16-8 overall as junior Taliah Moore
scored 16 points in leading the Braues to the victory.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


TIlE PONCE DE LEON LADY PIRATES claimed the Region 2 title and a trip to
Lakeland with a 6.1-52 victory over the South f1alton Seahawks on Feb. 1S. The Pi-
rates(28-2) would go on to win two ganimes in the span of 25 hours in Lakeland to cap-
ture the Rural Class A title with a 55-52 victory over Neuberry in the final game of the
season on tlhe morning of Feb. 22. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


March

The Walton Braves soft-
ball team captured their
first win of the season un-
der new coach Randi McK-
ie with a 9-6 decision over
the Paxton Bobcats.
Paxton Dixie Youth
baseball and softball teams
opened play on March 10
with beautiful weather for
the beginning of the sea-
son.
The Northwest Florida
State Raiders captured
the junior college state
title in men's basketball
on March 10 at Chipola,
beating the Central Flor-
ida Patriots 85-66 in the
FCSAA Championship
game. The win gives the
Raiders their fifth state ti-
tle in school history, mov-
ing them into third place
in Florida history behind
only Chipola (12 titles),
and Brevard (6).
Will Scott of Peru State
was selected the Heart of


America Athletic Confer-
ence (HAAC) Baseball
Pitcher of the Week on
March 12. Scott was over-
powering for the Bobcats
in his only start of the
week, an 11-0 triumph
over Mayville State (N.D.)
to help Peru State improve
to 12-4. Scott, a senior who
attended Ponce de Leon
High School, tossed seven
scoreless innings, allowing
m i 1 ,1A


just one hit and one walk
while tallying a career-
high It strikeouts.
Walton senior Alex
Brack signed a scholarship
deal with Florida Institute
of Technology, which is
located in Melbourne, on
March 14 in the Media
Center at Walton High
School. Brack, who con-
nected on 83-of-102 extra
points in his career and


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE
opened their 61st season of play on March 17 with a pa-
rade, cookout and full slate of games on the third Satur-
day of the month.


8-of-ll field goals, totaled
107 kicking points for
the Braves and likely at-
tempted the longest field
goal in school history in
the team's finale against
East Gadsden when he
just missed on a 51-yard
try. Brack is believed to
hold the record for most
points by a kicker over a



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career at the school.
Walton senior Brendan
Leach struck out 18 bat-
ters in leading Wnlton to
a 3-0 victory over South
Walton on lMarch 15.
The DeFuniak Springs
Little League opened their
61st season of play on
March 17 with a parade,
cookout and full slate of


games on the third Satur-
day of the month.
The Freeport High
School boys basketball
team won the Class A
Winter Team Academic
Championship by having
the highest cumulative
grade point average for
the 2011-12 season with a
3.305 mark.


THE' FREEPO RT ) IGH SlCHOOL IfOYS IASKhETA11, TEAM won the (Class A
Winter Team Academic Championship by hl'aing, thle 'highest cumulative grade point
average for the 2011-12 season with a 3.,;05 mark.


PDL Girls Take

Second Place

15B


Walton boys

finish fourth

16B


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T Il DclUNIAK SPRINGS li RALI) BREHZI, THIIRSI)AY, JAN IA I 3, 2013


April

The Freeport \ middle
School baseball team
claimed the 2012 Pan-
handle Conference Chanm-
pionship after defeating
Vernon 15-7, G rand Ridge
7-6( and Mlarianna 12-11 to
finislih tlhe year with :a 1.1-6
record under coachii Ian
11Bump.
The South Walton lligh
School track team claimed
thie Walton County Trackl
Championship as host, of'
the event on April 5.
The South Walton Sea-
hawks defeated Freeport
2-0 to capture the 2012
Walton County Softball
Tournament on their home
field. The Seahawks, who
hosted the event for the
first time in school history,
won a scintillating battle
with their arch-rival with
the help of a pair of RBI
singles from Leah Ellison
and a strong pitching per-
formance from Meagan
Ellison as she allowed the
Bulldogs only four hits in
the contest. Walton took
the consolation title with
a 10-5 victory over Paxton
in the first game.
Alabama junior Alexa
Guarachi was named the
Southeastern Conference
Player of the Week for
women's tennis, which
was announced by the
league office on April 11.
This was her second week-
ly accolade of the season
and third of her career.
Tallahassee Maclay's
boys tennis swept through
their respective matches
against South Walton to
eliminate the Seahawks
from the Class A playoffs.
For the second time in
2012. Ole Miss women's
tennis player Erin Ste-
phens was named the SEC
Freshman of the Week, as


announced by Itle league
office' April 1. Stephens. a
native of'S;antat lRosa Bleach'
who also attendedd Soulth
Walton High School, went
2-0 in singles and doubles
to help lead tie HRebels to a
7-0 shutout of Mississippi
State, their 22:rd stiraighti
w il ill tilt series.
None of thlie five ;are
high school softball teamsli
qualified for tile platyofls
at the enld oft lhe 2012
season. Freeport lost to
Holilmes County 6-0 to end
the year at 10-15 under
Charlie Simmons while
Paxton succumbed to Cen-
tral High School 10-0 as
the Bobcats ended the sea-
son with a 3-17 mark un-
der Steve Williams. South
Walton got edged by Port
St. Joe in Blountstown 6-5
to see their season come to
an end with a 17-8 record
under Phil Tisa while Wal-
ton fell to Pensacola Cath-
olic 6-5 in extra innings
under Randi McKie. PDL
got upset by Vernon 5-3 in


Cot tndalh as TiI I Allund's
sq ;uad liulshed witi l a I;1 'i
lrecoL'd.
Paxtoin girls ba;sket-
ball played r AlyssI )u-
pree siligned i sch(ola;il'lip
deal to play a:tt Nortihwest
iom-ida StalS e College ill
N ihc ville in tllte 1 all. I)u
)i 'e led all Area i5 players'
ill scoring as ,shie avt'eraged
18.7 points per game in
leading t ,e loln cats to aI
22-5 record.
Citadel wrestler \Odie
Delaney was named the
Bulldogs' male Athlete of'
the Year at the school's
first athletics awards ban-
quet on April23. Delaney, a
redshirt junior from Santa
Rosa Beach who attended
South Walton High School,
won his third Southern
Conference title and came
within one match of earn-
ing All-America honors at
the NCAA championships,
finishing the season with a
29-4 record.
The Walton baseball
team finished the year at


8-1 I a1tlter losing Ih'e dis-
tnricl sem i-flin l in ii lari-
il tll hii e til iul hi gs I -0.
' iiThe Ira lost ( e gtillno
despite i tlclwt r iBreniil
ea;ich tossing ; no-hit-
ter as ; walk, wild pitch
and error plated t'il host
emll's only trun othe i
nig ht. a
South Wailon fell 'to
Liberty County in a dis-
trict seilli-final 6-3 to endl
the yeas r with a 16-1 1 re-
cord while Ponce de Leon
lost, in the semi-finals to
Wewahitchka 9-2 to finish
the year at 8-14.
Freeport senior Collin
Myrick threw a one-hitter
to defeat C'ipl,. in the
first round of the District
2, Class A tournament
but the Bulldogs could not
duplicate that magic the
next night as Jay ended
the Walton County team's
season with a 10-0 victory.
Freeport ended the year
with a 9-12 mark.
Walton 1Hligh School
senior Allyson lHuffmlan


THE SOUTH IVALTON SEALAtVKS DEFEATED Freeport 2-0 to capture the 2012
l Walton County Softball Tourniameni on their home field. (Photo by tPatrich Ca(sey)


sinI'd ia letter of intent
to play volleyball ;,t. Ken-
tucky's Ilerca College in
te fall. I luffman crossed
lite ;:()-kill mark during
her senior volleyball sea-
soln at Walton and had 175
Iilocks to h1er credit. She
averaged five aies and five
digs per match.
Thie Paxton Bobcats
won their seventh district
title since 2004 in baseball
with a 6-5 victory at Ma-
lone.
Freeport sophomore
Gabe Moore posted the
best finish of any athlete


PAG(E 13-13
in Walton County track
and field for the 2012 sea-
son with a second place
finish in the high jump
at the state track meet in
Jacksonville in Class A.
Walton's Tray Williams
brought home a bronze
medal with a third place
finish in the 100 meter
dash while South Walton's
Aleeza Kempton earned
a fourth place finish in
the 400 meter dash for
the Seahawks to headline
Walton County schools'
participation in the Class
2A state track


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PAXTON GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER ALYSSA
DUPREE signed a scholarship deal to play at Northwest
Florida State College in Niceville. (Photo by Reid Tuck-
cr)


May

South Walton track
and field athlete Jessica
Harrison signed a scholar-
ship to attend Virginia's
Liberty University in the
fall on May 4 at the South
Walton High School gym-
nasium.
Former Ponce de Leon
graduate Will Scott threw
a complete game to earn
his 10th win of the season
as Peru State came from
behind to earn a 5-3 win
over Grand View Univer-
sity (Iowa) in an opening
round contest of the NAIA
Baseball Championship
Series. Scott pitched in 26
games with 23 starts over
two seasons for the school,
compiling a 15-8 record
with a 3.28 ERA in just
over 145 innings of work.
Senior Cole Long hit a
two-run home run in the
top of the sixth inning as
Holmes County held on for
a 9-7 win over the Paxton
Bobcats in the Region I Fi-
nal played in Paxton. The
baseball squad wrapped


up the season with a 24-1--
record.
South Walton senior
Alex Astin signed with
Piedmont College. a NCAA-\
Division III school in Geor-


gia. to play baseball next
season for tthe Lions.
Former VWalton baise-
ball player Sean (Carter
finished his career within
W\illam Car(ey in lMay


with a 1-0 record in five
games in la senior year
that saw his role limited
due to anll early season in-
jury. (Carter pitched 18.1
innings in 2012 while post-


. '-_." ." .1 -'- -.


THE PAXTON BOBCATS WON THEIR SEVENTH district title since 2004 in
baseball with a 6-5 victory at Malone. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


ing a 1.96 ERA. Over his
career. Carter appeared in
37 games with five starts
while p1isting a 5-4 record
in 89 innings pitched.
He allowed 79 hits while
posting a career ERA of
4.55 He was also named
a NAIA scholar athlete in
2011.
South Walton defeated
Cottondale 20-14 in their


spring game while Free-
port rallied for a 27-20 vic-
t tory at Graceville. Walton
held an intra-squad game
under new head coach
Jimmy Ray Stephens.
South Walton. Freeport
and Paxton took the top
three spots in Class A in
the FHSAA's Academic
Team Champions for the
2011-12 school year.


WALTON HELD AN INTRA-SQUAD GAME in May
under new head football coach Jimmy Ray Stephens.
(Photo by Patrick Casev)


June

Paul McClure, who
graduated from Walton
High School in 2010, won
the Mobile Metro Cham-
pionship at Azalea City
Golf Course as he posted
2-under-par rounds of 70
in the 36-hole finish in the
Championship Flight and
finished with a six-stroke
win with a 72-hole score of
10-under 278.
Freeport's Collin
Myrick was one of 24 stu-
dent-athletes recognized


on June 11 in Gainesville
at a banquet for the Flor-
ida High School Athletic
Association's Academic
All-State Team. The ban-
quet brought together
the 12 boys and 12 girls
from around Florida who,
through great dedication
and hard work, were hon-
ored for their success both
as students and as ath-
letes.
The Paxton pitching
machine squad captured
the Dixie Youth District,
2 championship in Ponce


de Leon as South Walton
chose to forfeit what would
have been the champion-
ship game.
Panama City Bay for-
feited its three football
victories last season due to
using an ineligible player.
The Tornadoes finished
3-7 and the athlete com-
peted in eight games, in-
cluding victories over Lib-
erty County, Walton and
Live Oak Suwannee. The
forfeit means that Walton
officially finished the year
at 1-9 in 2011.


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TE/ PAXfTON PITCHING MACHINE SQUAD captured the Dixie Youth District 2


championships) in I ine td Lcon.


~*i. ." I


FREEPORT'S COLLIN MYRICK was one of 21 st.udent-athleles recoinizcd on
11 in Guinesutille at a boquiel /for the Florida Hlih School Althilic' Aissociiiion's
deiic A/ll-State Teain.


July

The DeFuniak Springs
Little League 11-12 year
old softball team won
three games to take home
the District 1 title. The
DeFuniak squad took the
first game of the three-
team tournament in
Niceville by a 12-2 score
over Shalimar, then de-


fated Niciville twice in
the span of three days by
scores of 11-1 and 11-3 to
win the event.
Former Walton gradu-
ate and athlete Gerald
Sledge was named the
head basketball coach at
Central High School in
Keller, Texas. Sledge, who
has been on staff at the
school since the 2007-08


school year, helped
the squad totheir firsi
triclt, championship :
assistant. 'coach.
The DeIFuniak Sp
11-12 year old so
team won the Sectioi
Tallahassee as the i
swept, a pair of g
against Woodville.
Walton (County
posted decisions of 5-


5-3 behind tie pitching of'
SlHannah Poole to move oni
to the state tournament.
South Walton lHigh
School named defensive
; coordinator Phil Tisa the
school's new head foot-
-', ball coach to replace Bill
Wiles, who departed the
._MOM Seahawks for a job at San-
ia Fe 1ligh School near
iJu/ne Gain sville. Tisn. who has
ACV i- served is theI school's soflt-
ball coach, was nmilled to
hlie post on July 19.

lead The )eFuni;ik Sprinigss
st dis- Little League 1 1-12 'yar
is niI old softball teiaml posted
;i 1-2 record ait tIlhe stale
rings tournamillent illn Orlando
fti;ill a;t (th Union Park Little
n;al in LeaguI' complex tolfinish ill
squad ia tieI for third place lamongig
iames seven tealiis participating.
The The' Walton County squad
squad defeated Orange Countly
1 and in a morning contest 8-0


before falling to Wind-
ormnoere 13-1 in an after-
nlooin contest. The squad
faced Keystone on lJuly 22
in a state semi-final. fall-
ing 6-0 in that outing.
The DeFuniak Springs
Little League 10-11 year-
old softball team went 0-2
in their state tournament
in DeBl.ary. The Walton
County team: advanced
directly to the state tour-
mnamente round .and lost
to Baker County 9-: and
Windermere 16-1.
Freeport athlete Gabe
Mloore brought holllne a
silver medal fromlli the
Amateur Atihletic lUnion's
Junior O()lympic G(ames
that were lield in Houston.
Mloore finished first in five
oflie hdcIat llon's 10 event s
as he won the 100-mieter
dash, the 4100-nieter dash.
the long jump. tilhe shot-
put and t lhe discus.


SOUl'THl IA/L'T'ON
HIG(;H SCHIIOO)L N.Y1tAE)
de/ensire coordinator Phil
Tisa Ihlie school's newu' head
footballl coach to replace
Pill WiUics it hith' July.
(Phioto by Patrick Casey)


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013


August

The Walton Braves
hired Matt Tate as the
new leader of the base-
ball team for the 2012-13
season. He replaced Rick
Dixon, who coached the
Braves for four seasons
with a 32-49 overall record
at the school
Graceville boys basket-
ball coach Matt Anderson
took the boys job at Crest-
view, then changed his
mind and decided to stay
with the Tigers for the
2012-13 season.


WALTON HIGH SCHOOL DRUM MAJOR JOE
COGSWELL was one of several students to pose for pic-
tures during Media Day for the band and football team
in August. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


THE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE 11-12 year old softball team won
three games to take home the District 1 title in June, then followed up with the Section
title in early July. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


September

The Freeport Bulldogs
captured the "Battle of
the Bay" in high school
football as special teams
accounted for three touch-
downs for Freeport in a
41-7 victory. Owen Cole
had a 71-yard punt return
and David Godwin a 97-
yard kickoff return as the
Bulldogs rolled to a 31-7
halftime lead in picking
up the victory.

New Walton football
coach Jimmy Ray Stephens
claimed his first regular
season victory with the.
Braves as Walton posted a
41-0 shutout of Tallahas-
see FAMU High behind
four touchdown runs from
junior Amos Williams.
The Walton girls vol-
leyball team captured the
Chipley Invitational vol-
leyball tournament with a


4-0 record to remain unde-
feated on the regular sea-
son through Sept. 11.
The Walton Braves
won their second game in
a row in one of the wilder
finishes in school history
in the sport of football as
Rodney Shipman's 87-
yard return of a fumble
put the only points on the
scoreboard for either team
in the contest as the host
squad picked up a 7-0 vic-
tory over Panama City Bay
on Sept. 14 at Everette
Yates Memorial Stadium.
Shipman, who scooped
up the loose pigskin after
Tornadoes quarterback
Darreven Sims could not
handle a high shotgun
snap from center, outran
the Bay defense the length
of the field as he sprinted
into the north endzone for
the game-winning score
with only 27 seconds left
on the clock.


Walton and Freeport
squared off in high school
football in the regular sea-
son for the first time in
2008 with the Braves scor-


ing 28 unanswered points
to rally for a 42-21 road
victory. The Braves got
two rushing touchdowns
from Amos Williams and
he added a 55-yard touch-
down catch from quarter-
back Chris Kelly as the
Braves took advantage of
two Freeport fumbles for


W4ALTON'S RODNEY SHIPMAN(8) had an 87-yard
fumble return to give the Braves a 7-0 win in the final
minute of their game against Panama City Bay in Sep-
tember. (Photo by Jennifer Casey)


short touchdown drives.
Walton now leads the all-
time series 10-1.
Current South Walton
High School girls basket-
ball coach Kevin Craig was
inducted into the Florida
Association of Basketball
Coaches "Court of Leg-
ends" on Sept. 23 at the
Lakeland Center, the site
of the Hall of Fame wall.
Craig, who has a record of


656-247 in 30 years as a
head coach, has spent the
last eight seasons as the
leader of the Seahawks,
compiling a 147-75 mark
at the school. He spent 22
seasons at Fort Walton
Beach High School where
he posted a 509-172 mark
with six trips to the Final
Four for the Vikings with
state titles in 1992 and
1994.


THE FREEPORT BULLDOGS CAPTURED the
"Battle of the Bay"' in high school football as special
teams accounted for three touchdowns for Freeport in a
41-7 victory at South Walton. (Photo by Jeffrey Powell)


October

The Walton Middle
School football team de-
feated Cottondale 20-8
at Everette Yates Memo-
rial Stadium on Oct. 2 to
finish the year with a 6-1
mark, the lone loss coming
to Marianna in a 20-0 con-
test on Sept. 6.
South Walton's boys
and girls teams took the
top spots in the 2012 Wal-
ton County golf tourna-
ment held at the Black-
stone Golf Course on Oct.
4. Bradlee Putz took Low
Medalist honors for the
boys with a score of 77
while South Walton's Alex
Page did so for the Lady
Seahawks with a 52.
Gabe Moore's 1-yard
plunge on a quarterback
sneak allowed the Free-
port Bulldogs to capture a
key district win over Baker
by a score of 41-34. Moore
ran for 90 yards in the con-
test and had four touch-
down runs as the Walton
County squad won a high-
scoring affair on the road
in Baker to improve to 3-3
overall.
Freeport's girls and
boys cross country teams
earned a sweep of the Wal-
ton County cross country
championship with vic-
tories at Lake Jackson in
Florala. Walton's Keith
Pannell finished first on
the boys side with a time
of 18:08 with Freeport's
Hannah Salzlein placing


first among female com-
petitors with a time of
23:01.
The South Walton boys
golf team earned a second
place finish in the Dis-
trict 1, Class Class A golf
tournament held at Kelly
Plantation. Bradlee Putz
led the Seahawks with
a 73 and Walton's Tyler
Wood earned a trip to the
Regional round with an
82, winning entry to the
next round in a playoff.
Brandon Odom won the
Alabama Pro 200 on Octo-
ber 20 in Opp. Al at South
Alabama Speedway.Odom
passed the 2012 Viper
champion Korey Ruble off
of turn four with just eight
laps to go. Odom was then
able to pull away from
Ruble and Augie Grill to
capture the biggest win
of his young career. Odom
finished second to Grill in
last season's Snowflake
100 at Five Flags Speed-
way in Pensacola. The Al-
abama Pro 200 concluded
the race season at South
Alabama Speedway for
2012.
Jeff Oglesby of Crest-
view and Donald Hurley
of Ponce de Leon won the
Media Bass Team Cham-
pionship event held at
the Apalachicola River in
Gulf County on Oct. 20-
21. The local duo won the
two-day event with a total
of 26.6 pounds, posting
11.29 pounds on the first
day and a whopping 15.31


pounds on the second. The
pair brought home $15,000
for their effort as they out-
fished 39 other duos.
The Freeport volleyball
team struggled through
a multitude of injuries
as their season camine to
an end as Chipley de-
feated the Bulldogs in the
District 1 semi-finals in
straight sets to earn their
third consecutive win of
the year against the Wal-
ton County squad. Coach
Tina Knight's group ended
the season with an 8-14
record.

The South Walton
volleyball team lost to
Chipley in the District 1.
Class A title game held
in Freeport on Oct. 25 but
did earn the school's first


playoff berth in the sport
by finishing as the runner-
up.
The Walton volleyball
team claimed their first
district title since 2002
in the sport as they won
a thrilling five set match
over Pensacola Catholic in
DeFuniak Springs to cap-
ture the District 1, Class
4A title. The Braves, who
beat the Crusaders for
just the second time in 27
previous matches, won the
fifth set by a 15-12 score to
earn a home playoff game
in the first round of the
state playoffs.
South Walton golfer
Bradlee Putz earned a trip
to the Class A state golf
tournament by carding a
78 at the Region 1 tour-
nament held at A.C. Read


THE SOUTH WALTON VOLLEYBALL TEAM lost
to Chipley in the District 1, Class A title game held in
Freeport on Oct. 25 but did earn the school's first playoff
berth in the sport by finishing as the runner-up.


Golf Course in Pensacola.
Walton's Tyler Wood shot
a 92 but did not advance.
Local angler Michael
Smith took third place in
the co-angler division of
the Florida B.A.S.S. Fed-
eration State Champion-
ship on Oct. 28.
The Walton Lady
Braves survived a furious
rally by Tallahassee God-
by on Oct. 30 as the host
squad captured a five set
win over the Cougars in
an opening round Class
4A state volleyball play-
off game. The Braves won


the match 25-16, 25-15,
23-25, 20-25 and 15-10 in
front of a home crowd that
witnessed the Braves first
home playoff game since
the 2002 season.
South Walton's Bradlee
Putz finished 87th out of 96
golfers at the Class A state
golf tournament played
Oct. 30-31 last week at the
El Campeon Golf Course
in Howey-in-the-Hills.
Putz shot a 90 on the first
day and followed up with
an 89 on the second day to
card a 179 for the two-day
event.


THE WALTON VOLLEYBALL TEAM claimed their
first district title since 2002 in the sport as they won a
thrilling five set match over Pensacola Catholic in De-
Funiak Springs to capture the District 1, Class 4A title.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


November

The Paxton boys cross
country team earned a sec-
ond place finish as the Dis-
trict 1, Class A meet held
at Lake Jackson on Nov. 1.
Three Paxton runners fin-
ished in the top 16 as Tra-
vis Shaw earned a 13th
place finish with a time of
18:43. Paxton's Shaleigh
Geoghagan (21:13) and
Freeport's Hannah Salz-
lein (21:40) advanced as
individual qualifiers.
The Walton Braves
football team pulled a
huge upset in their final
game of the 2012 season as
senior Andrew Shipman's
19-yard field goal on the
final play of the first over-
time period handed the
home team a 17-14 victory
over District 1, Class 4A
champion East Gadsden.
Ken Randolph's 26-yard
interception return for a
touchdown had put Wal-
ton on top 14-7 in the third
quarter but the Jaguars
rallied to tie the score in
the fourth quarter with a
20-yard touchdown pass of
their own. Walton finished
the year with a 4-6 record.
Freeport junior quar-
terback Gabe Moore threw
for 219 yards and had five
touchdown passes as the
Bulldogs defeated Jay
46-7 to wrap up a playoff
berth as the runner-up in
District 1 of Class A.
South Walton qualified


both their boys and girls
cross country teams at the
District 1, Class 2A meet
at Panama City Bay High
School on Nov. 3. Fresh-
man Maddie Fulmer led
the Seahawks with a 10th
place finish with a time of
22:22 as the girls finished
in fourth place among sev-
en teams competing. The
South Walton boys squad
finished in third place
with the top five finishers
placing in the top 23 run-
ners. Freshman Micah
Ryan was the top finisher
for South Walton's boys
team with an eighth place
finish at 18:45.
The Walton Lady
Braves were unable to
overcome a very ath-
letic Tallahassee Florida
High squad on Nov. 6 as
the Seminoles claimed a
three-set sweep over the
DeFuniak Springs-based
squad by scores of 25-15,
25-20 and 25-17 in a sec-
ond round playoff contest.
Walton finished the year
with an 18-6 record.
The Baker Gators end-
ed South Walton's first
trip to the Class A volley-
ball playoffs with a four
set victory. Baker posted
a 25-23, 25-21, 23-25 and
25-19 in the Region I semi-
final to end the Seahawks
year with a 12-11 mark.
The South Walton Sea-
hawks football team tast-
ed victory for the first time
in 2012 as they won their


season finale on the road
in Franklin County by a
score of 37-10 to finish 1-9
for the second season in a
row.
Ponce de Leon senior
Ashley Harper scored the
only points of the overtime
frame for either team as
she drilled a short shot
from the lane with three
seconds left to help the
home team capture a 52-
50 decision over Walton in
overtime as the defending
Class A champion opened
their regular season with
a victory.
Former Walton gradu-
ate Betsy Stevenson
wrapped up her college
volleyball career in mid-
November with Monte-
vallo as the squad finished
the season with a 15-17
record. Stevenson re-
corded 583 assists to lead
the team this year and
had 111 digs. Though she
missed the majority of her
junior year with an injury
she still managed to re-
cord 176 assists, including
a career-high 51 assists in
a 3-1 win over West Geor-
gia during the season.
Freeport got, 110 rush-
ing yards from Owen Cole
and two touchdowns as
the Bulldogs defeated
Graceville for the second
time in 2012 with a 26-21
first round road playoff
victory.
Northview committed
five turnovers but got a


short' touchdown run in
overtime to pull out a 34-
28 win over Freeport in
the second round of the
Class A playoffs. The Bull-
dogs had leads of 14-7 and
28-21 but the Chiefs were
able to answer back and
force the game into over-
time on their home field.
Though the Bulldogs lost
the game to finish the
year at 6-6, they were the
only team to challenge the
heavily-favored Northview
team on their way to the
Class A title.
Bethune Cookman's
football season came to
an end on Nov. 23 as the
squad lost to Coastal Car-
olina 24-14 in the open-
ing round of the Football
Championship Subdivi-
sion to finish the year
with a 9-3 record. Former
Walton running back Is-
sac Jackson had a 10-yard
touchdown run in the
contest and finished the
year with 1,069 rushing
yards to go with 11 rush-
ing touchdowns. He also
caught 14 passes for 148
yards and a touchdown as
he finished his junior year
with the squad.
Former Freeport quar-
terback Cole Weeks ap-
peared in two games for
the Southern Mississippi
football team in 2012. The
redshirt sophomore signal-
caller saw action against
both Rice and SMU as he
combined to complete 8-of-


19 passes for 106 yards
with one interception and
one rushing yard. Unfor-
tunately, the Golden Ea-
gles posted an 0-12 record,
the only Football Bowl


Subdivision team to do so
among 124 squads. Weeks
may be the first Walton
County football player to
play quarterback in a Di-
vision I contest.


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THE SOUTH WVALTON SEAHA4WKS FOOTBALL
TEAM tasted victory for the first time in 2012 as they
won their season finale on the road in Franklin County
by a score of 37-10 to finish 1-9 for the second season in a
row. (Photo by Jennifer Casey)
-I' -


THE WAIATON BRAI ES 'FOOTBALL TEAM pulled
a huge upset in their final game of the 2012 season as
senior Andrew Shipman's 19-yard field goal on the final
play of the first overtime period handed the home team
a 17-14 victory over l)istrict 1, (lass A chalmnpion East
Gadsden. (Photo by Jennifier Casey)


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December

The Ponce de Leon boys
basketball team broke
their 46-game losing
streak with a 36-34 win at
North Bay Haven on Dec.
11, just two days shy of
the two-year anniversary
of their last victory.
The Ponce de Leon girls
basketball team picked up
a 39-26 victory over the
Baker Gators on l)Dec. 17
to improve to 13-0 on the
2012-13 season. The vic-
tory came just 48 hours
removed from a scintillat-
ing 66-60 win over Holmes


County in the finals of the
Holmes County Christmas
Tournament in Bethlehem
on Saturday that earned
the Pirates their 10th con-
secutive title in the event.
The Pirates have won 28
straight games.
The Walton Braves boys
basketball team improved
to 8-1 overall and earned a
district victory with a 53-
50 decision over Pensacola
Catholic on Dec. 21 behind
18 points from senior De-
Shun Tucker who made a
critical basket in the final
minutes to help the home
team rally for the victory.


PONCE DE LEON SENIOR ASHLEY HARPER
(12) helped the Pirates to their 10th consecutive Hol-
mes County Christmas Tournament title in Bethlehem
and the school's 28th consecutive win in girls basketball
with a victory over Baker on Dec. 17. (Photo by Patrick
Casey)


THE PONCE DE LEON BOYS BASKETBALL team
broke their 46-game losing streak with a 36-34 win at
North Bay Haven on December 11, just two days shy of
the two-year anniversary of their last victory. (Photo by
Patrick Casey)


This Week in College Football History Dec. 31-Jan. 6


Courtesy The National
Football Foundation &
College Hall of Fame.

Jan. 2, 1984: The 50th
Orange Bowl between Ne-
braska and Miami (Fla.)
created one of the most
memorable games' in bowl
history. Averaging more
than 50 points a game,
many placed Hall of Fame
coach Tom Osborne's No.
1 Cornhuskers among the
greatest college teams of
all-time. The No. 5 Hur-
ricanes had hometown ad-
vantage. Two TD passes by
freshman QB Bernie Kosar
and a field goal gave the
U a quick 17-0 first quar-
ter lead. Nebraska pulled
even 17-17 behind per-
formances of QB Turner
Gill and Hall of Fame RB
Mike Rozier. The Canes
then closed the third quar-
ter with two scores, tak-
ing a 31-17 lead into the
final quarter. Trailing by
seven points late in the
game, Nebraska drove 74
yards and scored with 48
seconds left to play. While


Friday- December 21
Gainesalle Oak Hall 36
Paxion Girls 30
Mobile St Duke's Epscopl "0
Freeport Boys 31
Motile St Luke's Episcopal 42
,'alton Girls 36
Paxton Boys 73
NFC 58
PDL Boys 49
Bethlehem 39
Walton Boys 53
Pensacola Catholic 50
Saturday December 22
Mobile St Luke's Episcopal 60
Paxton Boys 51
Mobile St Luke's Episcopal 46
Paxton Girls 40
Thursday- December 27
Freeport Boys 67
North Bay Haven 23
Greenville, AL 71
Paxton Boys 68
Spanish Fort AL OT 55
South Walton Girls 49
Walton Boys 50
Glencoe, AL 42
Friday- December 28
Cannon Co.. TN 83
Walton Girls 51

Lovejoy. GA W
South Walton Girls L
Paxton Boys 59
Cannon Co.. TN 34
Paxton Girls 55
Holmes Co 46
Walton Boys 53
Jacksonville, AL 47

Freeport Boys 25
POL Girls 59
lillTe Plir," .L 1"

Glencoe, AL 55
Freeport Girls 31
Saturday- December 29
Cannon Co, TN 70
Paxton Girls 28
F'X '..,] ':.

Ta .lar., '. .- 1.. I / 51

";, linor, ,-..I OT 75
H ..,:Ir I, .,
While Plains, AL 50
Freeport Girls OT 44
While Plains. AL 65
?a ton Boys 51
iw .day- December 31

PDL Girls 33


Glencoe, AL
Paxton Girls
Spanish Fort AL
Walton Boys
Walton Girls
White Plains. AL


kicking the extra point and
going for a tie would have
ensured Nebraska the na-
tional title, Osborne went
for the win with a two-
point conversion that was
tipped away, giving Miami
the 31-30 victory. Coach
Howard Schnellenberger
and Miami finished 11-1
as national champs while
Nebraska ended 12-1 and
ranked second.

Dec. 31, 1973: With
second-ranked Oklahoma
sitting out the bowl sea-
son, the national champi-
onship would be decided in
the Sugar Bowl between
No. 1 Alabama and No. 3
Notre Dame, both unde-
feated ,teams. Notre Dame
claimed a 14-10 halftime
lead, including a mesmer-
izing 93-yard kickoff re-
turn by freshman Al Hunt-
er for a touchdown. Hall of
Fame coach Bear Bryant's
team responded, taking
a 17-14 lead in the third
quarter, but Notre Dame
battled back to take a 21-
17. In the fourth quarter,
a halfback scoring pass
from Mike Stock to quar-
terback Richard Todd gave


Alabama the lead again,
but the missed extra point
kept the margin at two
points. The Fighting Irish
reclaimed the lead 24-23
on a field goal. Late in the
contest the Crimson Tide
had the Irish deep in its
own territory, hoping to
hold and gain good field
position for a potential
game winning drive. How-
ever, Hall of Fame coach
Ara Parseghian fooled ev-
eryone by having Tom Cle-
ments complete a 35-yard
pass to Robin Weber, and
Notre Dame ran out the
clock. The Fighting Irish
ended 11-0 as national
champs while Alabama
finished 11-1 ranked No.
4.

Jan. 1, 1902: Pasade-
na's Tournament of Roses
began as a New Year's fes-
tival in 1890. In addition
to a parade, numerous
athletic events were held.
In an effort to draw visi-
tors from the east, the or-
ganizers added a football
game in 1902, matching
an eastern team against
an opponent from the
west. Led by Hall of Fame


coach Fielding "Hurry Up"
Yost, Michigan featured
two Hall of Fame backs
in Willie Heston and Neil
Snow in the maiden game.
They had earned the
nickname as the "Point
a Minute" team, having
scored 501 points in their
10 games. Stanford was
invited only when Califor-
nia declined. The Cardinal
was no match for the Wol-
verines as UM won 49-0
with Snow scoring four
touchdowns in a contest
that ended with eight min-
utes to play. Football was
not an immediate sensa-
tion for the Festival as the
next Rose Bowl game did
not occur until 1916.

Jan. 3, 2004: The 2004
match-up between Geor-
gia Tech and Tulsa in Boi-
se, Idaho, would set five
Humanitarian Bowl re-
cords, including margin of
victory in a 52-10 Yellow
Jacket rout of the Golden
Hurricanes. Georgia Tech
running back P.J. Daniels,
the game's MVP, started
the scoring on a 9-yard TD
run. In the second quar-
ter Tulsa's Brad DeVault


PDL Girls Take Second Place


By PATRICK CASEY
The eight team Hilton
Sandestin Beach Basket-
ball Blowout girls bas-
ketball tournament got
underway on Dec. 28 at
Freeport Middle School
with four members of the
Area 5 taking part, three
against o.ut-of-state com-
petition.
Walton ran into a buzz-
saw as Cannon County
drilled several shots from
behind the arc while forc-
ing numerous turnovers
on the first day of the event
as they ran out to a 27-12
lead after one quarter of
play. The Braves could not
find their shooting touch
as they trailed the Ten-
nessee squad 44-24 at the
half. The Lions had little
trouble in the second half
as their pressure defense
kept the local team from
making a rally as they
pulled away for a convinc-
ing 83-51 victory. Deja
Tucker had 19 points for
Walton with Taliah Moore
adding 11 and Krista Mc-
Queen chipping in 10.
Paxton avenged a sea-
son-ending loss in Febru-
ary to Holmes County in
the second game of the
first round as they defeat-
ed the Bluedevils 55-46 be-
hind 15 points from junior
Quinn Williams. Holmes
County held a 9-8 lead af-
ter the first quarter as both
teams struggled to put
the ball through the hoop
from the field during that
time. Shots began to fall in
the second quarter as the
two teams hit intermis-
sion with Holmes County
holding a 24-23 advan-
tage. The Bobcats turned
the momentum in their
favor in the third quarter
as they forced seven of the
Bluedevils' 24 turnovers
during that eight minute
span with Williams and
Emily Murray providing
shots from behind the arc
for a 40-31 lead after 24
minutes of the contest. Mi-
kayla Moore scored nine of
her 20 points in the game
in the fourth quarter as
she rallied the Bonifay
squad to within a handful
of points. Holmes County
began fouling Paxton late
in the game in an attempt
to get the Bobcats to miss
free throws to give them a
chance to tie the game but
the Walton County squad


hit 9-of-17 from the char-
ity stripe in the fourth
quarter to hold on for the
win.
Ponce de Leon got a
battle from White Plains
in the first half as the
Alabama squad led 14-
13 after the first quarter
as the Pirates struggled
with turnovers and poor
shooting before righting
the ship. The Pirates used
the size of Hannah How-
ell and Brittany Alford to
score points in the paint
as they rallied to a 29-24
halftime lead. It was all
PDL in the second half
as they scored the first 14
points of the third quar-
ter to pull away for a 43-
24 lead that turned into a
51-32 margin at the end
of three quarters. The Pi-
rates moved to 14-0 on the


year with a 59-42 victory
that propelled them into
the winner's bracket for a
second round game. Han-
nah Howell had 14 points
and JoJo Carlson 11.

Glencoe used a pres-
sure defense to take a 15-6
lead over host Freeport as
the Bulldogs struggled to
mount an offense against
a solid defensive team on
the first day of the tourna-
ment. The Yellowjackets
rolled to a 29-11 lead at
the half and pushed the
margin to 50-20 at the end
of three quarters. Freeport
battled back against the
Glencoe reserves but lost
by a 55-31 margin. Mary
Kate Myrick led the host


See PDL Girls 16B


School Sports Calendar

Wednesday- Jan. 2
Navarre at South Walton Girls Soccer 7 p.m.
Shelton State at NW FL State Men's Basketball 7:30
p.m.

Thursday- Jan. 3
South Walton Boys Basketball in Tallahassee Maclay
Tourney
Walton Girls Soccer at Pace 5:30 p.m.
Altha at PDL Boys Basketball 5:30/7 p.m.

Friday- Jan. 4
Wewahitchka at PDL Girls and Boys Basketball (4
games) 3:30 p.m.
South Walton at Freeport Girls Basketball 5:30/6:45
p.m.
Pensacola Catholic at Walton Girls Basketball 5:30/7
ip.n.
Walton Boys Basketball at P.C. Bay 5:30/7 p.m.
Rocky Bayou at Paxton Girls Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.
South Walton Boys Basketball in Tallahassee Maclay
Tourney

Saturday- Jan. 5
South Walton Wrestling at Gulf Breeze 10 a.m.
South Walton Boys Basketball in Tallahassee Maclay
Tourney
NW FL State Women's and Men's Basketball at Gulf
Coast 5:30/7:30 p.m.

Monday- Jan. 7
Freeport Girls Basketball at Baker 5:30/6:45 p.m.
PDL Girls Basketball at Cottondale 6/7:15 p.m.

Tuesday- Jan. 8
Malone at Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball (4 games)
4 p.m.
West Gadsden at South Walton Girls and Boys Basket-
ball (3 games) 'I4 p.m.
Walton Girls and Boys Soccer at Freeport 5/7 p.m.
Freeport Girls Basketball at Chipley 5:30/6:15 p.m.
Holmes Co. at Walton Girls Basketball 5:30/7 p.m.
Cottondale at PDL Boys Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.
Holmes Co. at Freeport Boys Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.
South Walton Boys Soccer at Choctaw 7 p.m.


kicked a 22-yard field goal
to draw the Golden Hur-
ricanes within four points
at 7-3. However, Tulsa
would set a bowl game
record of six fumbles lost,
and Daniels capitalized,
scoring on TD runs of 1,
33, and 38 yards, provid-
ing the Yellow Jackets 38
unanswered points and a
45-3 lead. Tulsa QB Paul
Garrett found TE Garrett
Mills (an NFF National
Scholar-Athlete in 2005)
for a 13-yard touchdown
pass, helping the Golden
Hurricanes to cut the lead
to 45-10. The momentum
was short lived. Georgia
Tech RB Jermaine Hatch
scored from 8 yards out,
completing the record out-
put. Daniels finished the
day with 31 carries that
produced 307 yards, a re-
cord for all bowl games.
Georgia Tech held Tulsa
to -56 rushing yards, the
lowest ever in Golden
Hurricane history and
the second fewest yards in
bowl game annals. Geor-
gia Tech finished 7-6, and
Tulsa ended 8-5.

Jan. 4, 1999: The first-
ever BCS Championship
game would be played in
the Fiesta Bowl between
No. 1 Tennessee and No.
2 Fl1rida State. Hall of
Fame~'Coach Phil Fulmer
saw his Vols jump to a
14-0 lead. Hall of Fame
coach Bobby Bowden's
Seminoles pulled to within
14-9. but UT clinched the
win with two fourth quar-
ter drives. The first drive
ended with WR Peer-
less Price on the receiv-
ing end of a 79-yard toss
from QB Tee Martin. The
Noles added a late touch-
down, but their dreams
died when a penalty nul-
lified their recovery of an
on-side kick in UT's 23-16
win. They posted a perfect
13-0 season while Florida
State finished 11-2 and


ranked No. 3 behind Ohio
State who ended the sea-
son with a victory in the
Sugar Bowl and an 11-1
record.

Jan. 5, 2008: Rutgers
RB Ray Rice ran for 280
yards and four touch-
downs, including a career-
long 90-yard scamper, as
the Scarlet Knights won
their second bowl game
ever in a 52-30 win over
Ball State in the Second
International Bowl in To-
ronto. Rice's rushing to-
tal was the third best in
bowl game history, and
the performance marked
his eighth straight game
of more than 100 yards.
Rice also became the first
Big East player to rush for
more than 2,000 yards in
a season. Rutgers finished
8-5, and Ball State fell to
7-6.

Jan. 6, 2012: The 76th
edition of the Cotton Bowl
pitted No. 11 Kansas State
against No. 7 Arkansas.
The Hogs broke out first to
lead 3-0 before, adding 16
more points in the second
quarter. A failed Razor-
back extra point attempt
got the Wildcats on the
board when they returned
it for a two-point defensive
conversion. Inspired by
their defense, led by NFF
Scholar Athlete Tysyn
Hartman, the Kansas
State offense came to life
behind quarterback Colin
Klein, who passed for a
score with 26 seconds left
in the half and then ran
for another TD early in
the third quarter, pulling
the Wildcats within three
points. The Arkansas de-
fense responded, pitching
a shutout while the Ra-
zorbacks added two more
scores for a 29-16 victory.
At 11-2. Arkansas moved
to No. 5 in the final AP
Poll while the 10-3 Wild-
cats fell to No. 15.


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,'(reep, lit enhuled \t hit'
t'lluns; '.'2 17 ; t h:ll'ftnuue
but tr ll d to tie t i I game1
ait hotll the e d of hlu, third
and l ourt'l quairterls to.
force ovtrhime. o
The II Iulldogs likely
would Ihave von thle affair
but poor freet throw shoot-=
ing(12-ot'24 )in regulation
allowed White Plains to
tie thlie game on a Mikayla
Owenu basket in the final
seconds, Owemn scored 17
points in the game with 13
colminii; in the fourth quar-
ter and overtime.
Mary Kate Myrick
led the Bulldogs with 22
points while Charity Head
added nine points, all in
the second half. Freeport
struggled with 28 turn-
overs against White Plains
pressure and hit only 13-
ol4-13 shots from the field
but six of those shots were
from behind the three-
point line.
Freeport fell to 6-8
overall and out of the tour-
nament with their second
loss in two days.
Though Walton fell into
the consolation bracket af-


t'r runmin, into eventual
tourney champion (annon
('tintVy, they won v i v 75iI I-(
overltinie thriller over I lol-
oilt' Countiy on Saiturdayl
iafternoon at ltreetport Mid-
dle Shool behind senior
Ta:li:d Moore's 3;1 points.
Moore hlid eight points in
the overtime period alone,
and combined with Deja
Tucker, who had 21 points
in regulation, to bring the
Braves back from a six-
point deficit over the final
three minutes of the fourth
quarter.
The first half of play
saw the two teams com-
bine for 38 turnovers as
the hectic pace of the game
kept the contest close as
both teams struggled to
control the ball against
pressure defense. Each
quarter ended in either a
tie or one-point deficit un-
til Walton pulled away in
the extra frame.
M iki, .'. A M.... led the
Bluedevils with 24 points
as Holmes County(1l-4)
lost to Walton for the sec-
ond time in two meetings.
The Bonifay squad was
hurt by 40 total turnovers
in the 36-minute contest
while missing a few play-
ers that were absent due
to holiday travel.
Ponce de Leon earned
a win on the second day of
the event with a 58-48 vic-


toIry over (llencoe. The Pi-
rat'es trailed the Alabamali
team 2.1-23 at tlhe half ill
a gritty. defensive con-
test that saw both teams
st iruggl',e for consistency on
offense. Thie game trudged
to a 35-all tie in thlie second
half before senior Ashley
Harper hit a shot from
behind the arc to break
the tie. Jordan Thomas
followed with a key three-
point shot of her own in
the fourth quarter and
JoJo Carlson converted a
drive to the basket for a
52-46 lead with less than
a minute to play. The Pi-
rates converted 16-of-27
free throws to grab the
win.

Ashley Harper had 20
points, JoJo Carlson 11
and Jordan Thomas 10 as
the Pirates moved to 15-0
on the season.
The Paxton Lady Bob-
cats were unable to join
PDL in the championship
game as highly ranked
Cannon County defeated
the Walton County squad
70-28 in the second round.
Paxton did not have a
player in double figures as
Emily Murray and Beth-
any Neale each had eight


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points.
The Bobcats trailed 4;6-
15 at the half and could
not slow the onslaught, of
(hlie Tennessee squad's size
and shooting ability.
Oln Monday, Paxton
led ('lencoe 17-10 after
on0e quarter of play in the
third place game but the
liobcats were whistled for
a plethora of fouls in the
first half that eventually
led to the Alabama squad
making 28-of-41 free
throws for the entire game
as they rallied for a 60-45
victory.
The Bobcats led 32-26
at the half but Glencoe
opened the third quarter
with a run that tied the
game at 36-all, then put up
the next eight points for a
44-36 advantage near the
end of the third quarter.
The game got rough in
the final quarter as an in-
tentional foul on Paxton
and a technical foul oft
a Glencoe player slowed
the pace of the game. The
Bobcats struggled to make
shots in the final quarter
as Glencoe's style of play
helped them pick up the
victory.
Paxton (10-6) had only
four players score in the
contest, though three post-
ed double figures as Emily
Murray scored 16 points,
Quinn Williams 15 and
Bethany Neale 12.
The Walton girls won
the consolation title with
a 68-43 victory over White


Plains as forward Deja
Tucker put on a dominat-
ing performance with 32
points in the paint for the
Lady Braves on Monday
afternoon. Taliah Moore
added 15 points of her own
and Walton controlled
the boards for most of
the game as White Plains
struggled with their shoot-
ing from the field for most
of the second half. The
Braves helped their cause
by hitting 12-of-19 free
throws compared to 12-of-
26 for the Alabama squad.
Walton(ll-7) got good
play from their reserves
in the first half as Taliah
Moore, Sierra Contreras
and Krista McQueen each
spent a good portion of the
first 16 minutes on the
bench with foul trouble.
Walton led 29-20 at the
half and 48-35 after three
quarters of play.
Cannon County eas-
ily won the tourney title
with a 68-33 victory over
Ponce de Leon, breaking
the Pirates' 30-game win-
ning streak and handing
the Holmes County squad
their only loss in the 2012
calendar year.
The Pirates trailed 22-
10 after one quarter of
play as they made only one
field goal from the floor in
the first quarter, surviv-
ing on made free throws
for eight of their 10 points.
They trailed 44-17 at half-
time as they hit only 3-of-
21 shots from the field in
the first 16 minutes. Can-
non County dominated
with a deep roster that


drilled shots from the out-
side and had enough size
on the interior to battle in
the paint for key baskets.
Though Cannon County
had 17 turnovers in the
first half, they hit 15-of-23
shots from the field to take
control of the game early.
The loss was the first
for the Pirates (15-1) since
a loss to Paxton in the
Freeport tournament's
third place game in 2011.


GIRLS
Day One- Friday
Dec. 28, 2012
Game 1: Cannon Co., TN
83 Walton 51
Game 2: Paxton 55 Hol-
mes Co. 46
Game 3: Ponce de Leon 59
- White Plains 42
Game 4: Glencoe, AL 55 -
Freeport 31

Day Two- Saturday
Dec. 29, 2012
Game 5: White Plains, AL
50 Freeport 44 OT
Game 6: Walton 75 Hol-
mes Co. 69 OT
Game 7: Ponce de Leon 58
- Glencoe, AL 48
Game 8: Cannon Co., TN
70 Paxton 28

Day Three- Monday
Dec. 31, 2012
Game 9 (Consolation
Championship): Walton
68 White Plains, AL 43
Game 10 (Third Place):
Glencoe, AL 60 Paxton
45
Game 11 (Championship):
Cannon Co., TN 68 PDL
33


PAXTON'S EMILY
MURRAY (12) works a
dribble in while looking
for a teammate during the
Bobcats game with. Glen-
coe on Monday afternoon.
The Bobcats beat Holmes
County but lost to Cannon
County and Glencoe to fall
to 10-6 on. the year. (Photo
by Patrick Casey)


IA4LTON SENIOR
TALIAH MOORE (23) had
33 points in the Braies 75-
69 win over Holmes Coun-
ty on Saturday afternoon
in Freeport. (Photo by Pat-
rick Casevy)


IIALTON'S DE-IA
TUCKER (24) had 21
points against Holmnes
County and 32 against
White Plains as the Bra es
posted a 2-1 mark in the
2012 Freeport Christmas
Basketball Blowout. (Pho-
to bY Patrick Casey))


--.- .... ..- ., ,..

PDL GUARD A UG UST
BRO\W.N looks over the
17hite Plains defense be-
fore making a pass during
the Pirates game with the
Alabama squad on Fri-
day. PDL came away with
a 59-.12 first round victory.
(Photo by Patrick Casey)


ASHLEY HARPER (12) prepares to drive the lane
against Glencoe on Saturday. Harper had 20 points as
PDL picked up a hard-fought 58-48 win over the Ala-
bama squad in a second round contest. (Photo by Patrick
Casey)


Walton boys finish fourth at Basketball Blowout


By PATRICK CASEY and
REID TUCKER
The Walton Braves bas-
ketball team made county
history in 2012 by finishing
fourth at the 18th Annual
Hilton Sandestin Beach
Basketball Blowout tour-
nament, which wrapped
on New Year's Eve.
The Braves' fourth-
place showing at the tour-
nament, played from Dec.
27 to Dec. 31 at Freeport
High School, may have
been just outside a podium
finish but it is nevertheless
the high water mark for
any Walton County boys'
team in the tournament's
history. Walton (10-3)
blazed a trail through the
first two days of the tour-
nament, defeating Glencoe
and Jacksonville before
coming up short against
eventual second-place
finisher Maclay on Dec.
29. The Braves fell to the
Toros of Alabama's Span-
ish Fort High, a perennial
top performer at the post-
Christmas tourney, on
Monday night by a score
of 69-63, ending their run
but setting a program re-
cord in the process.





,.. ,


That final game was
something of a back-and-
forth affair, as Spanish
Fort battled to steal the
win from the DeFuniak
Springs squad. Walton
trailed the Alabama team
12-10 after the first quar-
ter and 30-27 at the half
but the Braves rallied to
hold a 62-56 advantage
with four minutes left in
the game only to be un-
done by turnovers and cold
shooting in the stretch
run. The Braves didn't
hang onto the eight-point
lead though, allowing the
Toros to run up a 13-1
scoring deficit in the final
minutes to get the win.

Walton had three play-
ers in double figures. Shaq
Huffman contributed 14
points and DeShun Tucker
13, while Quentine Stuck-
ey added 10. Spanish Fort
guard Reagan Eubanks, a
senior, had 24 points and
his smooth outside shoot-
ing paved the way for the
Toros' victory.
Things went Walton's
way on the first two days
of the tournament, when
the Braves posted a 50-
42 comeback win against
Glencoe and broke away
from Jacksonville in the
second half to win 57-43.
Glencoe led at the out-


set, but Walton. led by
Tucker's 17 points, clawed
back from a 26-16 half-
time deficit to take a nar-
row 37-341 lead at the end
of three and never looked
back. taking advantage of
compromised ball security
on the part of the Yellow
Jackets in the fourth. The
Braves got points out of
nearly their whole bench
in the defense-heavy game
against Jacksonville.
though they took over in
the second half after tying
the game 23-all with 6:20
to go in Q3, with Tucker
cramming down three
dunks in the fourth period
to seal the deal.
As good as the first two
days were, the third day
was not a great one for the
Braves, who were done in
by tournament runner-up
Maclay when their shoot-
ing from the floor took a
dive in the fourth quarter.
Walton held a narrow 24-
22 lead at the intermis-
sion and the score knot-
ted at 37-all at the end of
the third quarter, but the
Braves hit just 1-of-12
shots from the floor in the
fourth to Maclay's 6-of-9,
giving up the win to the
Marauders. Maclay's JT
Escobar was all-3s in the
contest, scoring 20 points
moAtly from beyond the
arch, and Tucker was once
again Walton's high-score
man though he scored his
18 points mainly in the
paint.
The tournament didn't
go as well for Freeport's
and Paxton's boys, who


went two-and-out and 1-2,
respectively.
The Bulldogs faced Ala-
bama's Bayside Academy
in the last game played on
the evening of the 27th.
Freeport came up short.
falling to the Admirals by a
final score of 67-23. Caleb
King posted a team-high
4.',+


i


.



KEN I HANl)DO111
CONTRIBUTE) MOST-
LY ON DEFENSE, but
he made his presence
known in the Bra nes: gaun
against Maclay, with a'
timely 3-pointer to give the
Brakes the lead at half-
tinme. (Photo by Reid Tuck-


11 points in the contest.
which saw Bayside run up
a 44-1-12 lead at halftime
to start a running clock in
the second.
The Bulldogs' adversity
continued into the next
day, as they fell by a simi-
lar 69-2-1 margin to White
Plains High School in the
1:00 matchup. Freeport
looked to give the Wildcats
a run for their money ear-
ly on, as the score was a
close 16-14 in the Alabama
team's favor. However.
the White Plains defense
put Freeport on lockdown
while the offense opened
up on a huge 28-4 spree
in the second quarter,
leading to the Bulldogs'
exit from the tournament.
King and Ryder Newman
each scored seven points
against White Plains.
Paxton's boys lost a
three-point heart breaker
to Greenville to start off
their tournament run. The'
Bobcats scored 17 3-point-
ers on the night. with
Dustin Geoghagan cont rib-
uting nine of them, to lead
the team with 28 points,
but their 53-51 lead with
2:00 evaporated under a
barrage of long-range fire


from the Tigers. Paxton
lost the game 56-53.
In a complete about-
face. the Bobcats cruised
to 59-34 win against the
Cannon County Lions on
Friday afternoon. Paxton
got a 16-11 lead after the
first quarter and ran with
it. outscoring the Tennes-
see team 24-9 in the third
quarter. Geoghagan scored
17 points and team mate
Marcus Bradley scored 12
to lead the Bobcats.
However. Paxton's road
to a consolation bracket
title dead-ended when the
Bobcats came up against
White Plains. as the Wild-
cats' Jaylen Hill led his
team to a 65-49 win. Hill
alone scored 32 points,
nearly as much as the
Florida team's two high
scorers. Grant Stewart
and Austin Carnley scored
together. White Plains ran
up a 241-13 lead in the first
quarter, and although
Paxton made it a 39-32
game at the break, that
momentum all but disap-
peared as the Wildcats
used their superior size to
heap pressure on Paxton's
offense. forcing turnovers
to get the wiu.


'N''*r .


PAXTON'S AUSTIN
CARNLEY SCORED 17
POINTS against White
Plains, but the Alabama
teamnt's superior size advan-
tage overcame the Bobcats'
quickness. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


PAXTONCOACHJIEFF
BRAD LEY LOOKED ON
as his son, senior Mar-
cus Bradley put up a shot
against Greenville on the
first day of the tournament.
(Photo by Reid Tucker)


IFRESIIMAN GRANT S'TEWIVIT /HADI) A GOO
SHOWING at his first post-C(hristmas basketball tour-
nament with. the Bobcats a'arsity squad. (Photo by Reid
Tucker)


IL4l'ON'S D)ESI uN TUCKER WAS THE BRAVES
LEIADING SCORElR at the tournamen t, scoring 60 points
o'e'r the course of four gomes. (Photo by 'Reidi Tuc'ker)









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THE YEAR IN
REVIEW: 2012
Top stories and
photos. 1-A




WALTON
COUNTY
ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATED
Lane and Bren-
da Rees host
friends and his-
tory lovers. 12-C




FREEPORT
BASKETBALL
TOURNEY
PDL girls take
second place,
Walton boys take
fourth. 16-B








Commissioner
Meadows to
hold town
meeting Jan. 15

Walton County Dis-
trict 5 County Commis-
sioner Cindy Meadows
has announced that she
will be holding a south
Walton Town Meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The meeting will be held
at the Great Southern
Caf6 in Seaside from 8
to 9 a.m.
The purpose of the
meeting is to invite the
public to discuss with
the commissioner any
general issues in regard
to south Walton. Any-
one with any questions,
feel free to contact the
District 5 Commission
office at (850) 231-2978.
Be advised that two
or more Walton County
Commissioners may at-
tend a meeting. Please
be governed according-
ly.







ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
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OUTDOORS 2-C

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BCC to consider revisions

to beach ordinance, dog

beach permits for tourists


By DOTTY NIST
Revisions to Waltoni
County's Beach Activi-
ties Ordinance are to

COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS are set to
look at the possibility
of making "dog on the
beach" permits avail-
able to nonresidents.
including tourists. This
is in conjunction with
an effort to revise the
county's Beach Activi-
ties Ordinance to make
it clearer and more en-
forceable.


be considered by coun-
ty commissioners at a
Jan. 8 public hearing.
1'1.- proposed revisions


come after three public
workshops held on the
ordinance by Walton
County Administration.
The Beach Activities
Ordinance deals with
public use of the beach
and conduct on the
beach, including driv-
ing on the beach, where
permitted, and beach
vending.
County commission-
ers had tasked admin-
istration with review-
ing the ordinance and
proposing revisions

See REVISIONS 11-C


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Emerald Coast Middle School student


speaks at TEDx event in California


From JIM MAST
Ally Woodard, a
7th grader at Emerald
Coast Middle School,
was recently given an
honor normally re-
served for well seasoned
leaders from the fields
of technology, enter-
tainment, design and


human rights. She was
invited to be one of sev-
en headline speakers at
a Dec. 1 TEDx (Tech-
nology, Entertainment,
Design) event hosted at
the world headquarters
of Experian in Costa
Mesa, Calif. The oppor-
tunity arose due to her


reputation and experi-
ence for speaking with
passion in front of audi-
ences around the world
as an advocate for chil-
dren's rights as Ambas-
sador for the Art Miles
Mural Project
"I knew about TED
because one of my men-


ALLY WOODARD addressed a gathering as one of seven headline speak-
ers at a Dec. 1 TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event hosted at the
world headquarters of Experian in Costa Mesa, Calif.


tors, Joanne Tawfilis,
won a trip several years
ago to speak at a TED
conference in Washing-
ton, D.C.," Ally said.
The genesis of TED
and its affiliates was
in the Silicon Valley in
lI '1 with the mantra
of "ideas worth spread-
ing." Past speakers
include Al Gore, Jane
Goodall. Bill Gates and
many winners of the
Nobel Prize. Some of
the notable early ideas
unveiled at early TED
conferences include
Google, and the first
Macintosh computer.
The theme for Ally's
TEDx presentation was
the ties that bind chil-
dren together world-
wide, no matter their
race, religion or geo-
graphical location. Ally
said she was given guid-
ance by the organizers
of the event. "They told
me to just speak from
the heart. They said
people wanted to hear
about my experiences
working with chil-
dren in China, India,
Haiti, Mexico and the
Philipines, so I wrote
about the amazing chil-
dren I've met and what
I've learned, which is
that children like me
want basically the same
thing a loving family,
a chance to learn, to feel


safe... and also a chance
to just enjoy being a
child. So that's what I
talked about."
As she spoke, poi-
gnant pictures of Ally
with children from
around the world flashed
on a large screen be-
hind her. Many in the
audience at the sold-
out event who had paid
$100 each to attend
could be seen reaching
for tissues and wiping
away tears, touched by
Ally's earnest words.
Other powerful speak-
ers included Joanne
Tawfilis, Executive Di-
rector United Nations
Association-San Diego,
John Joliffe. Senior Ad-
visor in Global Health
and Development for
Jim Carrey's Private
Foundation, and best
selling author/Huffing-
ton Post columnist Suza
Scalora.
TED has grown in
scope and influence
since 1984. In 2013 the
non-profit will award
a $1 million prize to a
winner who has an idea
that can help make the
world a better place.
Past winners include
Bill Clinton, Bono and
E.O. Wilson. When Al-
ly's school ran an article
about her TEDx experi-
See STUDENT 11-C


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.\ OUTDOOR EVENTS IN

I -WALTON COUNTY \
( :\ ..( /.. AND THE SURROUNDING
[\ "-' AREA FOR
( JAN. 3 10
) /LEARN ABOUT THE HEALTH OF AREA DOLPHINS AT
S THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON MEETING JAN. 3
The program for the January meeting of the Choctaw-
hatchee Audubon Society, "Hombres, Gypsies, Tramps and
Thieves: Bottlenose dolphin site fidelity, habitat use, and
causes of mortality along the Western Florida Panhandle,"
will be presented by Steve Shippee of both the Emerald
Coast Wildlife Refuge and the University of Central Florida
Department of Biology, Physiological Ecology, and Bioener-
getics Lab. Shippee has been studying our local dolphin population for several years and has
some interesting results to share.
The meeting and program are free and open to the public. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m
and will take place in Rm. 132 of the Student Services Ce'nter (SSC 132) on the Niceville Cam-
pus of Northwest Florida State College. There will be 30 minutes of socializing and refreshment
consumption followed by the program at 7 p.m. For more information, call Walt Spence at (850)
582-7064.
E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
Open: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Upcoming presentations: Saturday, Jan. 5 Turtle Bob Walker
Presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Come learn about the importance of gopher tortoises in the longleaf pine forest. Wherever
Bob is, reptiles are sure to be close. This is a great hands-on experience for the whole family!
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers education on a better understanding of our environ-
ment; with its focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation
and restoration of our natural resources.
Each Saturday, the center is open to the public 10 a.m. 3p.m. and will focus on a differ-
ent theme, featuring specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, gopher
tortoises and nature based movies.
Admission is $5 per person.
Children ages six to 12 are $2.
C ridjn five and under are free.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 SR-20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439. To
learn more, go to www.eowilsoncenter.org.
CAMP HELEN STATE PARK HISTORY TOUR JAN. 5
Time: 10 -10:45 a.m..
The Department of Environmental Protection's Camp Helen State Park invites guests to their
history walk at Camp Helen State Park. Come learn about the early history of the park and local
area while wandering on a guided tour around Camp Helen's restored historical buildings. The
history walk takes place the first Saturday of each month.
Participation Requirements:
Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instruction independently or with the as-
sistance of a companion,
Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of 1- 2 hours.
Must have the ability to traverse wet, sloped, and uneven terrain for a half up to one mile,
independently or with the assistance of a companion.
Fees: The tour is free with paid park admission fee of $4 per vehicle. Use the honor box to
pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit eight people per vehicle. Afee of $2 for pedestrians,
bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance
Pass. Contact: (850) 233-5059 for more information.
LEARN ABOUT PALMS AND PINES AT TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK JAN. 5
Time: 2 p.m.
This ranger led program will help attendees learn to identify two of the park's most common
species palms and pines.
Fees: Program included in the park admission fee of $6 per vehicle. Topsail Hill Preserve
State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. 32459. For more
information, call (850) 267-8330.

For more upcoming events and places to explore the outdoors, go to:
WaltonOutdoors.com






Seagrove Garden


Club meets Jan. 9


'TH'lE I)cFIN IAK SPRINGS I IIHRALI BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013


KATIE OTT and the Walton County Snowbird Singers entertain hundreds
at free concerts.


W$ ite Cowty )Dow IrdNJews

We greet New Year's Day in a variety of ways. In Portugal and Spain, cel-
ebrants eat 12 grapes to ward off bad luck in the coming year; the Scots purify
their houses while the Dutch burn Christmas trees in the streets and the
Japanese laugh aloud at the stroke of midnight to encourage good cheer in
the New Year. A different tradition reigns in North America. Snowbirds pack
their duds and head for the Emerald Coast where companionship, great food,
and recreation is the order of the day. Snowbirds that arrived early, some in
October, were on hand on Wednesday, Jan. 2 to greet the winter migration
of fellow snowbirds, numbering in the hundreds. The warm welcome recurs
each Monday beginning Jan. 7 between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.at
Faith Assembly located at 306 Geronimo in Miramar Beach.
Here's good news for David Seering fans! See him live on stage where he
combines excellent music with exuberance and vitality that brings audiences
to their feet. It takes place Jan. 9 at Destin Life Center Building of the Destin
United Methodist Church located at 200 Beach Drive in Destin beginning at
10 a.m. during the snowbirds' general meeting. It's free to members of the
Walton County Snowbirds. Bill Neidel, the club's information officer, advises
members to come early 45 minutes to an hour! He points out, "The vendor
tables are staffed with people who are knowledgeable about the region and
who are particularly interested in snowbirds. Each one has useful informa-
tion that improves the enjoyment of the Emerald Coast."
Helen Hayes, legendary star of stage and screen reminded us, "...when
books are opened you discover you have wings." But, reading books is only
half the fun! The other half comes during lively discussions about them and
that occurs when the book discussion group gets together. First up on Jan. 17
is Moloka'i by Alan Brennert facilitated by Karen Moosekian. Next, on Feb.
14, it is The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim Susan and on March 7
the group will discuss Shanghai Girls by Lisa See facilitated by Linda Mus-
ton. For details, contact Dee Trolian at daryltrolian@hotmail.com or Valerie
Beall (850) 837-8624. The Book Discussion group meets at the Conference
Room of the Terrace Building at the Pelican Beach Resorts 970 U.S. 98 East
in Destin at 1:45 p.m.
Calling all sopranos, altos, baritones and basses. The Snowbird Singers
will get the season underway with a new director. She is Katie Ott whose
music resume includes many years ad the principal harpist for symphonies
in Pensacola, and Mobile in addition to, among others, the Philharmonic Or-
chestra of Northwest Florida. Rehearsals begin Jan. 11 at Santa Rosa Com-
munity Church 352.14 U.S. 98 10:30 a.m. For additional information, e-mail
Mert Thomasma at Moert2@gmail.com.
Opportunities galore await snowbirds interested in quilting, crocheting.
knitting, or lacing. Contact Carol E. Burrows at (850) 837-8552 for details
Golf activity is ramping up with the start of the Tuesday golf league on
Jan. 8 and the Thursday league on Jan 10. A new 9-hole league is getting
underway at Shalimar Pointe. Seven weeks. $126 (includes cart) on Monday
afternoons. Begins Jan. 14. Get details on these and other golfing opportuni-
ties at http://www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com/Golf_PFWS.html.
Returning snowbirds may retrieve items from Affordable Storage between
3 and 4 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 9. and 16 and Feb. 4.
Tom Miahar writes for the Walton County Snowbirds. Reach him at tkma-
har@aol.com. For Snowbird information, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com


The Jan. 9 meeting
of the Seagrove Garden
Club will feature one
of its own members,
Jennifer Jones, pre-
senting a program en-
titled, "Native Plants,
Wildlife, Pollinators
and You." This will be
a plant swap, so bring
plants to share. The
meeting will be held at


the Santa Rosa Beach
Community Church on
U.S. 98. The ladies of
the church will be cook-
ing to benefit Mission
activities.

Meetings are held
the second Wednesday
of each month Septem-
ber through May at 10
a.m. The cost to mem-


bers will vary from $18
to $23 depending on the
venue. Guests will be
an additional $5. Reser-
vations are required for
all meetings. To attend
a meeting or for more
information on mem-
bership contact Shari
Roberts, membership
chairperson at (850)
267-9586.


Book signing cancelled


Due to unforeseen
circumstances, author
Darrell McMann's Jan.
5 book signing event
at Sundog Books, locat-


ed at 89 Central Square
Santa Rosa Beach, has
been cancelled. They
apologize for this incon-
venience and thank all


for their tilhe. For more
information, contact
Terry Cordingley at
888-361-9473 or terry@
tatepublishing.com


Coastal Library


Book Lover's Club


The Coastal Library
Book Lover's Club


meets from 10 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. in the cornm-


munity room of the li-
brary. New members
are welcome along with
their friends. The fol-
lowing titles will be
discussed: Jan. 8, The
Tenderness of Wolves
by Stef Penney. Feb.
12, In the Sanctuary of
Outcasts by Neil White
Jackie. March 12, Un-
broken by Laura Hillen-
brand. April 9, T7he
Dressmukcr of Khair
Khlln by Gayle T. Lem-
mon. Call the Coastal
Branch Library (850)
267-2809 or visit 437
Greenway Trail, Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32,159.
'(o online to www.you-
seemore.com/walton for
more information.


EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN, Joe Murzynsky has been selected
Florida's Emergency VIeh 'c/c Technician of the Year for 2012.



SWFD Emergency Vehicle

Technician receives award


South Walton Fire
District (SWFD) is
proud to announce that
our Emergency Vehicle
Technician, JoeM ur zyvn-
sky has been selected
Florida's Emergency
Vehicle Technician of
the Year for 2012.

This award honors a
technician whose pri-
mary job responsibility
is the maintenance andi
repair of emergency
apparatus and related
equipment. In addition
it, also acknowledges
someone who has decm-


onstrated independent
initiative in the areas
of quality assurance
and training, and has
demonstrated support,
involvement and dedi-
cation to their depart-
Iment, community and
profession.
Selection is made by
the Florida Association
of' emergency Vehicle
Technicians in conjunc-
tion with the Florida
Fire Chiefs' Association.
This prestigious award
includes a plaque to the
award recipient, $500
from Hoseline, Inc. to


the recipient, and rec-
ognition in the monthly
Florida Fire Service
publication. Joe will be
receiving his award at
the Florida Fire Chiefs
Association annual Fire
Rescue East Conference
and Trade show sched-
uled for January 2013.

SWFI) would like to
thank Joe for being a vi-
tal member of our t eain
and for always keeping
our emergency vehicle
fleet on the road and
ready to respond. Con-
gratulations!


SoWal



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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013
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SM I -L i e
GREENE FAMILY FROM ATLANT7A dry off after taking the


BR YN FOSTER (1), Hardy Langford and Sara Langford prepare to take the
plunge.


Polar bear plunge


moved to the pool


Story and photos by
JEFFREY POWELL
For the first time in
nearly a decade no one
plunged into the Gulf of
Mexico behind the Wa-
tercolor Inn and Resort
on the first day of the
new year. It was not for
lack of interest or pos-
sible polar bear partici-
pants but for the condi-
tions of the choppy gulf
waters.
"We thought about
this for a long time but
the safety of our guests
and visitors is our num-
ber one priority," said
Watorcolor Inn and Re-
sort Director of Sales
and Marketing Jennifer
Williams. "We decided


to move the event up to
our pool and keep ev-
eryone safe. This is still
a great way to start off
the new year."
Williams' decision
was based on the fact
that red flags were fly-
ing on the beach and
there was a chance for
rip currents in the area
according to the South
Walton Fire District. A
strong southeast wind
had the gulf looking
rough on this first day
of 2013.
"We were really look-
ing forward to jumping
into the gulf but this
will still be OK," said
Atlanta resident Bryn
Foster. "We are still go-


ing to have fun."
Dozens of visitors
and locals alike had
gathered at the beach
but happily made the
trek to the pool to take
a plunge. The crowd
was large enough that
participants had to be
split into two groups.
The youngsters went
first followed by the
"grown-ups.
"We wanted to let
people go in the gulf but
safety is our main goal,"
said Watercolor Inn and
Resort Camp Manager
Andy Nelson.


EVERYONE WANTED THEIR picture taken before hitting the pool.


First Annual Emerald


Coast Transportation


Symposium


The Northwest Flor-
ida Regional Transpor-
tation Planning Orga-
nization and the West
Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council will host
the 1st Annual Emerald
Coast Transportation
Symposium on Jan. 16,
2013. The symposium
will begin at 10 a.m.
and conclude at 3 p.m.
at the Emerald Coast
Convention Center in
Fort Walton Beach.

The purpose is to
discuss financing the
transportation network
in the Florida Panhan-
dle including Escambia,
Santa Rosa, Okaloosa,
and Walton counties.
This event will provide
a unique opportunity to
reach out across mul-


tiple organizations and
bring together a variety
of individuals involved
with transportation.
Speakers and attend-
ees will include public
and private sector rep-
resentatives, as well
as local, state, and fed-
eral officials. The key
note speaker is Ananth
Prasad, Secretary of
the Florida Department
of Transportation. See:
www.wfrpc.org to reg-
ister. There is a $20
registration fee and
lunch will be provided.
Seating is limited. For
additional informa-
tion contact Mary Beth
Washnock, TPO Coor-
dinator at Marybeth.
washnock@wfrpc.org
or (850) 332-7976 ext.
228.


Chat Holley

Road to close

for construction


The public is advised
that Chat Holley Road
is planned to be closed
to through traffic from
the intersection of U.S.
331 to the Lighthouse
Point subdivision be-
ginning Jan. 8. The
roadway will be closed
until Feb. 28. This clo-


sure is necessary for the
installation of storm
water drainage struc-
tures, curb and gutter
development and new
asphalt roadway with
traffic signals.
Additional informa-
tion will be available by
Jan. 4.


Passenger fatally

injured in Okaloosa

County crash


A Santa Rosa Beach
resident was fatally in-
jured in a Dec. 30 crash
that took place at 4
a.m. on U.S. 98 east of'
Pier Road in Okaloosa
County. The driver of
the same vehicle, also a
Santa Rosa Beach resi-
dent, was seriously in-
jured.
The Florida IHighway
Patrol (FH-1P) report,
stated that a vehicle
was traveling east, in
the outside lane of U.S.
98. The driver was Le-
sic Hornback, 148, ac-
companied by passen-
ger Tracy Lynn Louks,
36, both of Santa Rosa
Beach. The FHP report
stated that Hornback's
vehicle traveled onto


the eastbound graveled
shoulder. Hornback re-
portedly tried to steer
back and overcorrected,
causing the vehicle to
rotate and overturn
on the shoulder. Both
I-lornback and Louks
were ejected. Hornback
was transported to Sa-
cred Heart, of Pensacola
with serious injuries,
while Louks was taken
to Fort Walton Medical,
and lIter pronounced
dea(d.
The invest igation
continiies, with possible
charges pending. The
FHP report stated that,
neither motorist was
using a seatlbelt, and
that, alcohol was not a
factor.


www.wzepl460.com


THE
plunge.


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In less than three weeks, the(' South becomes
the center of national attention. II'ith glittering


costumes, millions of brighItly colored beads
many years of tradition, Mardi Gras encomp
the southern Guhlf states, and opens the door to
lions from around the world, but all eyes are o
floats that make up the order.


For millions of Amneri-
cans, the first of the year is
one of the most depressing
times of the year, since it
follows all the celebration
of Christmas, vacations,
the holiday parties, and
other events that put a
smile on everybody's face.
But, for those who call the
South home, it is just the
beginning of Carnival sea-
son, with celebrations tak-
ing place from Galveston.
Texas. to Tampa. Fla.
The world's attention
is on cities like Pensacola,
New Orleans. Biloxi and
Mobile, and the proud tra-
ditions each city boasts
during Mardi Gras. The
Gulf Coast states esti-
mate between 10 and 15
million descend on the
coast throughout the three
weeks of Mardi Gras/
Carnival season, and an
astounding $.15 $2.5 bil-
lion will flow into the cities
with the major Mardi Gras
Celebrations like New Or-
leans and Mobile.
But what parade is
complete without floats.
and who better to get the
celebration kicked off.
than with Kern's Studio
float builders, that have


furnished floats for i
every Mardi Gras ce
tion around the Sout
One of' the biggest
parties in the world f
multimillion-dollar i
try for the city of Ne
leans and is the life
of businesses like I
studio, which has
operating for more
50 years and makes
purposes some 400 :1,
year, or roughly a f
day.
Mardi Gras se
which includes wee
parades, fancy balls
parties leading up t
Tuesday, draws hun
of thousands of visit
New Orleans each
It is estimated tha
economic impact of'
di Gras in New Oi
alone, sits at roughly
million annually,
other research st
estimating the ecol
impact at more than
million.
In the weeks leadi
to Mardi Gr(i's. more1
100 parades roll th-
New Orleans and its
urbs. The big par
clubs, like Rex, Zulu
chus, Endymion, Or]


, am/
'asses

>n the


and Muses, hire Kern's
studio to build their floats.
,Smaller clubs make their
own by decorating trailers
with paint and crepe pa-
per.
More than 100,000
people ride in parades
each year, and each rider
can spend as much as
$2,000 to $3,000 in fees,
costumnies and throws, per
person. Thousands more
aire spent on king cakes
and the grand balls and
parties, that cities includ-
ing New Orleans, Biloxi.
Mobile and Pensacola,


throw for their members
and guests.
.....--- Major parade krewes
nearly often spend hundreds of
lebra- thousands of dollars to
h? have Kern's studio make
;t tree their floats. Dl)epending
'uels a on whether the floats are
indus- built from the ground up
xw Or- or repurposed, the price
'blood can range from $10,000 to
Kern's $10t)0.000.
been
than 'They can be as high as
or re- 18 feet and up to 50 feet
..r-a long. carry dozens of rid-
ioat a ers and be wired with elec-
tricity ftr decorative lights
'ason. and moving parts. Teams
'ks of of painters, artists and
s and sculptors make props and
o Fat decorations that will be at-
dreds tached to the floats.
ors to Alllusic-t helped floats
year. can include props from
t the hundreds of musicians
Mar- from New Orleans and
leans throughout the South.
$14-1 Music celebrities and rock
with icons have also ridden in
udies the Mardi Gras parades.
nomic The floats that are built
$500 by Kern's have been called
"works of art," paper ma-
ng up
than
rough
susb-
ading
Bac-
pheus


che masterpieces, and roll-
ing wonders, and to those
who have had the chance
to ride on top of some the
city's grandest floats, the
colors and tradition of that
builder's work is clearly
visible.
Some of the krewe
floats are modeled after
characters in Greek my-
thology, such as the Mus-
es of dance, poetry, music
and other arts. It takes
an entire year to pre-
pare enough floats to roll
through the streets of New
Orleans and its suburbs.
Besides float-building,
Kern's studio is a tourist
attraction. Tour guides
take visitors through Mar-
di Gras World's displays
and to see sculptors and
artists at work.
But floats of equal
"wow" appeal can also be
found in Mobile, said to
be the original and home
of Southern Mardi Gras.
The name Ari Kahn, is
synonymous with Mardi
Gras float building in
Mobile and surrounding
areas. Ari has helped to
create the fabulous Mardi
Gras floats that appear
each year in Mobile. Like
New Orleans, the plans
and drawings are started
years in advance, and the
construction of the follow-
ing year's floats begins the
day after Fat Tuesday.
There is not a huge
tourist hype to see how
the floats in the Mobile
Mardi Gras are made, but
many make their living
designing, constructing
and bringing the floats to
life, if only for a few short


weeks during February.
Thousands are also paid
by participating krewes
for these works of carni-
val art, and of course each
krewe wants the best,
brightest, and most awe-
inspiring float in the en-
tire parade line-up.
In any parade, whether
in Galveston, New Or-
leans, or Mobile, it seems
to be the floats that create
the most excitement from
the crowds, all begging and
yelling for beads, coins,
and any type of throws as-
sociated with the rolling
krewe. But many other
floats in other parades are
built by volunteers and
members of the krewe.
From basic floats made
out of flatbed trailers,
crepe paper and stream-
ers, to elaborate, multi-
level and multi-animation
floats, these structures are
built by those who have
volunteered, and who still
pay thousands to ride on
the float.
Over the next few
weeks, as Mardi Gras /
carnival season kicks into
high gear, check out all


the variations of floats
that are streaming down
the streets, and add up
the hundreds of thousands
of dollars it took to design,
construct and build them.
It might be a good idea for,
all small towns, communi-
ties and other metropoli-
tan areas to adopt their
own type of celebration,
and watch as the local
economy grows, and un-
employment dwindles. Af-
ter all, it takes hundreds
to design, build and keep
the surprise of the floats
every year.
Parades in cities like
Mobile, Biloxi and New
Orleans will roll most
every Thursday-Sunday
from mid-January, to
mid-March, culminating
on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 12).
The creativity, the money
and the manpower put
into each one of the rolling
masterpieces are all done
for a three-hour parade,
before being disassembled
and repurposed for the fol-
lowing year.
Happy Mardi Gras and
like the Cajuns say...Lais-
sez les bon temps rouler!


THE COLORS OF CARNIVAL that are flown on all
Mardi flags were chosen in 1872 by that year's Rex, King
of Carnival. Twenty years later, for the 1892parade, Rex
declared that the colors had meaning: purple for justice,
green for faith and gold for power.


THOUGH THE FLOATS might not be as colorful
and enormous as those in the Mobile or New Orleans pa-
rades, a pirate ship theme can often be seen in many of
the parades in. Fort Walton, Pensacola and Panama City
Beach. The local parades will begin to roll on uan, 19,
and conclude on. Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12.


KING REX IS THE top royal of all Mardi Gras sea-
son, and with the crowning, it is his responsibility to rule
over carn ial season, including hosting parties that will
cost the royalty handsomely, including the gold-draped
float he rides on in the Rex Parade.


Theater & Concerts around the South


Atlanta Kelly Pickler. 2/25, IP Casino and Resort
Justin Bieber, 1/23 Philips Arena Pointer Sisters, 1/28, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Bon Jovi, 2/27, Philips Arena Loverboy. 2/8, Hard Rock Casino & Resort
Pink, 3/1, Philips Arena Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2/15-2/16, Hard Rock Casino and Re-
Jerry Seinfeld, 3/8, Fox Theatre sort
Lady Gaga, 3/11, Philips Arena Sinbad. 2/22, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Maroon 5, 3/25, Philips Arena Pensacola
Taylor Swift, 4/18 and 4/19, Philips Arena Jimmy Buffet, 2/5, Pensacola Civic Center
Rihanna, 4/22, Philips Arena Kid Rock, 2/20, Pensacola Civic Center
Rod Stewart, 4/28, Philips Arena 3 Dl)oors Down/Daughtry, 2/22, Pensacola Civic Center
Celtic Women, 4/30, Fox Theatre Jacksonville
Fleetwood Mac, 5/10, Philips Arena Celtic Crossroads, 2/23, Florida Theatre
Barry Manilow, 7/29, Chastairi Park Amphitheater Jimmy Buffet, 2/7, Jacksonville Memorial Veterans
Biloxi Arena
The Guess Who, 1/11, Hard Rock Casino and Resort Willie Nelson, 2/8, Florida Theatre
Pam and Mel Tillis, 1/11, IP Casino and Resort Eric Clapton, 3/26, Jacksonville Memorial Veterans
Babyface Edmonds, 1/12, IP Casino and Resort Arena
Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult, 1/18, Hard Rock Casino Carrie Underwood, 4/20, Jacksonville Memorial Veter-
and Resort ans Arena


Events around the Panhandle


The 2013 Seabreeze
Jazz Festival: Applica-
tions are now bring ac-
cepted for vendors, for the
annual Seabreeze .Jazz
Festival, at Pier Park in
Panama City Beach, April
17-20. Only 50 vendors are
allowed in each year, and
for the third year in-a-row,
the Seabreeze Jazz Festi-
val is the largest smooth
jazz festival in the nation.
For more information, or
for a vendors application,
call 951-2148, or log on to
www. 11lillt.opproduiction-
silic.coim .


Baytowne on Ice: Un-
til Jan. 31, For those visi-
tors who miss the cold and
ice, the ice skating rink at,
The Village of 'Haytowne
Wharf is the perfect oppor-
tunity to get into the win-
ter spirit. 'he seasonal ice
skating rink has become a
local holiday favorite. The
rink is located at the Apex
Broadcasting Skating Pa-
vilion. Adults, $10, Skate
rental is available for $2.

Thee 11th Annual Bay-
towne Bash Fat Tues-
day Parade: The annual


Fat, Tuesday Baytowne
Bash Parade rolls through
Sandestin, Feb. 12 at 5
p.m.. Yell "throw me some-
thing minister" as unique
and colorful l loals, golf'
carts, and pick-up trucks
roll down the streets and
marchers dressed up inll
all their Mardi Gras best,
shower parade-goers with
a barrage of beads, moon
pies, and other trinkets.
Adinission is free and open
to the public. For more in-
foirmation, log on to www.
baytownewharf.com.


The 12th Annual Rt.
30A Antique and Vin-
tage Car Show: The an-
nual car show returns to
lhe lawns of Rosemary
Beach, March 241, from 10
a.m. 3 p.m. There will be
awards in various catego-
ries and the competition is
open to any vehicle made
in, or before 1982. Entry
fee is $20 per vehicle in
advance, and $25 if paying
the day of the show. For
more information, or for
an application, call 951-
2148, or log on to www.
hilltopproductionsinc.com


Marquis Cinema 10
2828 Richbourg Lane.
Crestview
(850) 306-2500
Django Unchained (R)
Les Miserables,(PG-13)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Parental Guidance (PG)
Monsters, Inc. in 31) (G)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
This Is ,10 (R)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey (PG-I13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey 3D (PG-13)
Rise of the Guardians (PG)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn Part 2 (PG-13)

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Legacy Drive, Destin
(850) 337-8777
Django Unchained (R)
Les Miserables (PIG-13)
,Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Life of Pi (PG)
Parental Guidance (PG)
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Monsters, Inc. in 31) (G)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
This Is .10 (R)
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds
Away 31) (NR)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey (PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey 3D (PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey in IMAX 3D (PG-13)
Lincoln (PG-13)
Skyfall (PG-13)
Texas Chainsaw 31) (R)

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City Beach
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(850) 233-4835
l)jaligo Untimchained (R)
Texas Cihainsaw (H)
T'exas hiainsaw 31) (R)
I es NMiserables (PG-13)
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds
Awa 31) (NR)
lack Reacher (PCG-13)
This Is .10 (R)
The llobbit: An Unllexpected
JoulrnIey (P(-13)
The lobbit: An tUnexpected


Journey 3D (PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey in IMAX 3D (PG-13)
Playing For Keeps (PG-13)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
Monsters, Inc. (G)
Monsters, Inc. in 3D (G)
Red Dawn (PG-13)
Life of Pi (PG)
Lincoln (PG-13)
Rise of the Guardians (PG)

UA Santa Rosa 10
300 Mary Esther Blvd.
Mary Esther
(850) 243-5260
Les Miserables (PG-13)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
Parental Guidance (PG)
This Is .10 (R)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey (PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey 31) (PG-13)
Rise of the Guardians (PG)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
D)awn Part 2 (PG-13)
Wreck-It Ralpli (PG)

Regal Sun Plaza Stadium
427 Mary Esther Blvd.
Mary Esther
(850) 244-4252
Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)
Django LUnchained (R)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Playing For Keeps (PG-13)
Monsters. Inc. (G)
Monsters, Inc. in 3D (G)
Life of Pi (PG)
Life of Pi 31) (PG)
Lincoln (PG-13)
Skyfall (PG-13)


Lively Cinema 10 (Former-
ly Destin Cinema)
759 E. U.S. 98, Destin
(850) 654-2992
D)jango Unchamned (R)
L,es NMiserables (PG-13)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Pl'rental tluidance (PG)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
This Is .10 (R)
Flight t()
Lift, of Pi (P'G)
The lllobbit: An U1nexpected
Journey (PG-1 3)


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JAN 3, 2013


ESTATE SALE
LET'S START the new year
with a great estate sale by Erm-
poriumn Estate Sales & Liquida-
tions, furnishings and beautiful
antiques and collectibles. 8 am
to 2 pm. Sale Date Jan. 3-5.
5389 Hwy. 192 DFS.2tp 12/27-
1/3
.........................................

PETS/PET

SUPPLIES
ANIMAL STERILIZATION AS-
SISTANCE PROGRAM of Wal-
ton County. 850-329-5655. Tak-
ing applications for January 5,
2012. www.sites.google.com/
sites/ASAPofwaltoncounty. 4tp
12/13-1/5
----------------------------------------

FARM

LIVESTOCK
7-YEAR-OLD MALE ANGUS
BULL for sale. $2,200. 401-
1289. tfc 1/3
-----------------------------------------
MINI HORSES for sale. 951-
0181. 4tp 1/3-1/24
----------------------------------------.

FOR SALE
WALTON HIGH YEARBOOK.
One 1960. Used book $45.
Phone 892-2811. tfc 11/22

4X5 HAY ROLLS net wrapped.
Cover edge. 850-859-2918. 2tp
1/3-1/10
.......................................--


BRANDI'S ATTIC
SELF-SERVICE MINISTORAGE

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


4X8 TRAILER. Used for haul-
ing small livestock $300. OBO
333-1178 or 393-4037 tfc 10/4
-----------------------------------------
DINNER TABLE for sale, made
of solid wood, has a leaf to sit 8
and comes with 8 chairs. $150.
850-307-8094 tfp 6/28
.........................................
BUY/SELL/REPAIR
TV's LCD, DLP, Plasma, Pro-
jection. 850-419-1738 or 850-
978-1703. tfc 7/14
-----------------------------------------
BLUE BIRD HOUSES FOR
SALE $7.50 EACH. Call
(850)836-4583. tfc 6/16.
-----------------------------------------
FILL DIRT, CLAY, ROCK, TOP
SOIL, masonry sand, driveway
material. All delivered. Spread-
ing available. Driveways built.
Anything hauled. RED'S
HAUL'N 892-0503
-----------------------------------------
FILL DIRT-$95 PER LOAD.
WE HAUL/SPREAD DIRT &
gravel. We do driveways, lot
cleaning and backhoe. Law-
rence & son, Buddy Lawrence
Owner and Operator 892-
3873. tfc 2/10. 25WDS
-----------------------------------------

PERSONAL
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
No court appearance Includ-
ing property, 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail corn
-----............-----------------------.
LISTEN TO THE Country
Store. Mondays-Saturdays at
9:15 a.m. on AM 1460 WZEPto
buy, sell or trade, lost & found.
BE LISTENING WZEP AM
1460 offers FREE yard sale
signs. Listen to THE COUN-
TRY STORE for details or stop
by 449 North 12th during office
hours. Mon-Fri tfc


AUTO/

AUTO SUPPLIES
2006 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4.
Sunroof, satellite radio
4-doors. 100,018 niles Runs
great and looks good. Text for
pics. $9150. Jesse 687-0779.


Specializing in I
Antiques. Make-Overs Free Estimates, Lots Of Fabric
& Repairs Pick-Up & Samples To
Delivery Choose From
Don't Trash It
Recycle It! QUALITY
GUARANTEED!
Hwy. 331 next to
L&L Marine & Buy Gone
Antiques






NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

FOR 1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. AT

HERITAGE & QUAIL RUN APT.,
315 S. 19TH ST., DEFUNIAK SPGS.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IF QUALIFIED.
CALL 892-5232/TDD 771
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY




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BOAT &

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

SERVICES
FURNITURE refinishing/re-
pairs/references available. Call
419-1252, ask for Mike or leave
a message 6tp 12/13-1/17
-----------------------------------------
ELDERLY CARE. 35 years
exp. as a caregiver. Have good
references. Will do days and
nights. 8 to 12 hour shifts. Here
to help family members, so
you can get some rest. Happy
Holidays 892-1097 3tc 12/13-
12/27.36WDS
-------------------------------------....
DONEL CONSTRUCTION
LLC New homes, Remodeling,
Plumbing, Electic, Decks, Con-
crete, Painting, Pressure Wash-
ing, Floonng, etc. Christian
Contractor RG0048939.850-
834-2017. tfc 7/5.
---------------...-----------------------
CLEANING. WILL CLEAN
YOUR HOUSE SPOTLESS.
Call 213-6017 or 892-4008.
$40 min $10 hr. tfc 2/9
-----------------------------------------
COTZIN BUILDERS. New
homes, additions, remodeling,
roofing, electric, plumbing, A.C
decks, siding Everything you
made need Certified Building
Contractor Lic # CBC1258603.
Call Tom 850-307-8617. 28wds
tfc 8/9
-----------------------------------------
MAINTENANCE & REPAIR.
Carpentry & painting. 892-7488
or 830-6176. tfc 8/11
--------------- ----- ----------------
ODD JOBS-PLUMBING,
ELECTRIC, carpentry, paint-
ing, siding, etc Call Paul Rush-
ing at 850-401-1537 tfc 12/6


RENTALS
WANTED
NEED PROPERTIES TO
RENT. Property Mag Penn
Signature Properties 334-406-
2077 tfc 5/10
-----------------------------------------

RENTAL
HOUSE FOR RENT
3/2 ON 1 ACRE LOT Large
porches Lots of natural woods
Quiet neighborhood Adults
only $800 month & $800 de-
posit 850-699-4476 24wds
2tc 1/3-1,10
.........................................
BEDROOM MOBILE HOME.
Central Heat & Air Partially
furnished. Available January.
$350 mo 892-5740 ltp 1/3
.-.......................................
MOBILE HOME on private
lake 2br/1.5ba Deposit plus
ref. $500 a month. 334-313-
6040. 2tp 1/3-1/10
-----------------------------------------
COMPLETELY REMODELED
furnished apartment for rent
Very nice, beautiful location,


Scott's Mini- Leasing

Warehouses




1504 U.S. Hwy. 90 W.

C"1 892-3612





Hwy. 90 East & Norwood Rd.
DeFuniak Sprinqs 892-6035

5x5........................... 25 .68
5x10........................ 25.68
10x10i..................... 46.01
10x20...................... 80.25
Self-Service Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit
Units are carpeted


A-I Mini Storage, Inc. I


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Office Staff
MON.-FRI. 8:30 AM 12 & 1-5 PM
SAT. 8:30 AM 2 PM

1154 US Ilighway 90 West
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24 HOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE

(850) 892-4677 after hrs 850-401-1289


Always Happy To Serve Your Storage Needs!


i55


private. Suitable for business
nman/woman Also completely
furnished mobile home for rent.
Call 892-7424 or 333-2102. 1tc
1/3
----------------------------------------.
JUNIPER LAKE. Clean, effi-
ciency apartment. Completely
furnished including washer,
dryer and all utilities. No-smok-
ing/No Pets. $650 month. 951-
0444. 18wds tfc 1/3

FOR .RENT: 2BD/2BA MO-
BILE HOME. 3 miles from
town. Country setting. $550
rent/$550deposit. 850-699-
4476. 2tc 1/3-1/10

3BDRM/2BATH mobile home
fo rent. Very nice. $600 month-
ly. $500 damage deposit. 585-
8804. 2tp 12/27-1/3
-----------------------------------------
DFS NEW EFFICIENCY. Partly
furnished Private wooded hide-
away but near to shopping.
Adult only. No dogs $475. Utili-
ties included. 850-333-9280.
2tp 1/3-1/10
........................................-
3BDR/3BA SANTA ROSA
BEACH. Hwy. 30-A Available
Jan. 1, 2012. Can be two units.
Contact (305)898-7233. tfc
12/13
......................................---
FOR RENT: JUNIPER LAKE
AREA. 2bdrm/1bath Mobile
Home $450/m No pets Ref-
erences required 892-2150 or
865-0554. tfc 12/13 18wds
.......................................--
DELUXE COURTYARD APT.
at 1031 US 90 West. 2Br/2ba.
C/H/A $625 month/$500. DD.
Includes water, sewage, gar-
bage, pest control Reserved
parking, private laundry and
more. Ready to move in. No
children, no pets, no HUD.
Very private. Loads of extras.
Seeing it is a must Call 850-
892-0157 47wds tfc 12/6
....................................-----
HOME FOR RENT SOON.
Ten Lakes, 842 Pinewood Dr
Frig, water ice in door, stove,
3br/2ba, 1.344 ft. one acre
$850 951-0951. 22wds tfc
11/29
-----------------------------------------
PONCE DE LEON
*2BD/1BA. Ranging from
$450-$475. Water and garbage
free.. 865-9055. 27 wds tfc
8/23

3BD/2BA BRICK HOME.
$650/month Call J.D Merchant
334-406-2077 Penn Signature
Properties. 15wds tfc 11/15

2BD/2FULL BATH MH. Sits on
1/2 acre New washer & dryer,
refrig. stove, dishwasher. $550
mo. & $550 dep NO PETS.
1015 Lot 4 Martin Road. 892-
2979/797-6009. 27WDStfc
10/18
------ ----- -------------- -------
PARTIALLY FURNISHED 1
bedroom trailer No pets. Non-
smoker. No drugs. $125 wk &
$125 dep All utilities included.
No kids! 850-388-8965. tfc 1/5

FOR RENT: Commercial build-
ing on Hwy. 90 at the corner of
Cabot Rd. 5-room building with
very large lot $850/month. Call
850-585-5245. tfc 10/11

www.DFSRental.com 3 BED-
ROOM TRAILERS, rent to
own, U-Fix $200 per month.
Norwood Park #2, #4, #8, #10.


NEW-TII, (Conmminications
23 South 7th S1treet
DeFuniak Springs, Fl
32435 iF Mail:


Go 90 East past Petro, right on
South Norwood, cross tracks,
right on Charlie Brown Road.
892-2284. 34wds tfc 11/3

OFFICE SPACE 1200 sq.ft., 40
S 5th St. 892-5995. 15wds tfc
5/20
.........................................
www.WaltonProperties.com
LAND/HOME PACKAGE.
2/2 Mobile Home on half acre
fenced lot. Will take truck, mo-
tor home, anything of value
for down payment, best offer.
Take Highway 90 East, to left
on North Davis Lane. At end
of Davis lane turn left and go to
483 German Club road on left.
892-2284. 51wds tfc 7/1
-----------------------------------
2, 3, BEDROOM DUPLEXES.
RENTALS. $450 $700 month.
HUD approved. 892-7012. tfc
6/11
--------------------------------
HILLTOP TERRACE APTS.
600 N. 4th St., Florala, AL.
Affordable housing for the el-
derly. 1 bdrm, center. heat & air,
stove, refrigerator, free laundry
facilities, planned activities.
Based on income. Come by
or call (334) 858-4655, Leave
message. Equal Opportunities
Housing. tfn 3/31
--------------------------------
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
600 sq. ft. Utilities included
$600 per month. Iron Horse
Realty 850-951-2703. 16wds
tfc 9/27
-----------------------------------
APARTMENT FOR RENT. Nice
one Bedroom on John White
Road. 850-859-2321. tfc 9/21
-----------------------------------------
31' MOTOR HOME ideal for
one or two, 179 Meteyard $300
+ electric and deposit 892-6407
tfn 7/19
..........------------------------------.
2BEDROOM/1BATH apart-
ment $295/month. 141 Char-
lie Brown Rd. No pets. First
months rent and security de-
posit required. 892-2284. tfc
4/19. 17wds
-----------------------------------------

I BUY HOUSES
I BUY HOUSES! Lot$ and
acreage. No Ha$$ie$. Quick
closing. Call now 892-2284. tfc
1/17
-----------------------------------------

REAL ESTATE

BUSINESS

OPPORTUNITIES
REAL ESTATE INVESTOR
seeks financial partners. Will
pay 10% interest on loans se-
cured by excellent property.
Great for IRA's and retirement
funds. (850) 892-2284. tfc 4/12
24wd


REAL ESTATE
3 BEDROOM/3 BATH COUN-
TRY HOME on 3 acres, 2 car
shop, 2 outbuildings. Located
5 miles outside of Florala, AL.
Call Gloria Cassady, Destiny
Realty, 334-300-7603. tfc
---------------------------------------
www.WaltonProperties.com
HOUSES, mobile homes,
parks, and lots for sale or trade,
possible owner finance.15wds
tfc 11/7

BEAUTIFUL, new, 4 Br/2 Ba, 2
CG ready for occupancy built


DELUXE 1,008 S.F., OFFICE SUITE F
American Business Complex
1031 U.S. 90 West
Great for new Attorney, Insurance co., C.P.A.,
Bookkeeping or a Company/entrepreneur apt. and
office headquarters. Cen h/a, 2 ba, 2 offices, large
secretary/lobby entrance.
$725 a mo./$500 damage deposit. Lots of extras.
850-892-0157
You have to see it to believe it!



John Danilow broker
http://www.johndanilow.com
internet marketing since 1995
the web knowledge others seek

REALTOR@ 850-217-8104
Waterfront homes major lakes
Lake Holley, abt 2.0ac, 3br/2b, pool, shop, more $175,000
King Lake, abt 2.5ac, 3br/2b, dock, paved drive..$138,000


Business and Residential


Ne-Tel Colmunictiions, LLC
Voice & Data
(850) 892,2934


Installations and Prewire


Business Systems

All Major Brands!


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1-800-827-2934

Fax: (850) 892-6357
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Serving NW Florida & South Alabama since 1983


by one of area's best on al-
most % acre lot. Great plan
with loads of upgrades, good
area! 100% financing possible.
Mildred C. Heaton Realty, Inc
850-582-3806 mcheaton@cfi.
net- 40wds.tfcl/13


EMPLOYMENT
WALTON COUNTY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ALLIANCE
This Exempt position is posted
on behalf of the EDC and is not
a position of the Walton County
Board of County Commission-
ers
The Walton County Eco-
nomic Development Alliance
(WCEDC) is a public/private
partnership serving Walton
County whose mission is to
establish Walton County as a
great place to grow business-
es, attract new investment and
create quality jobs.
The Executive Director designs
and implements economic de-
velopment strategies, manag-
es the organization's budget,
conducts marketing efforts for
business attraction, conducts
an effective business reten-
tion/expansion program, de-
velops and manages business
parks and provides overall or-
ganizational oversight of the
EDA. Bachelor degree from
a regionally-accredited college
or university, Master degree
preferred and
exp. in economic develop-
ment, community development
or public administration. Eco-
nomic development certifica-
tion (such as CEcD, EDI gradu-
ate or EDPF certification) and
training preferred.
Anticipated hiring range:
$50,000- $65,000 annually, de-
pending on qualifications.
Application Deadline
01/31/2013
Applications can be download-
ed at
www.co.walton.fl.us and job
descriptions are available if
you contact Walton BCC, HR
Office, 650 E Nelson Ave, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32433
(850) 892-8586. Fax resumes
to (850) 892-8590 or Contact:
Nan MacGinnis, MA-HRM,
SPHR
Human Resources Manager
Walton County BCC
650 E. Nelson Ave.
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
850.951.7373
mail to: macnan@co.walton.
fl.us

DRIVERS: All Miles PAID
(Loaded & Empty)! Home on
the weekends! Running Class-
A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-
No Money Down CALL: 888-
880-5911. ltp 1/3

REALTORNEEDEDTOWORK
in DeFuniak Office of Tri-Rose
Realty. Listings from Trulia,
Zillow, and phone Comissions
10% donated. 10% office. 80%
split. 951-0951.23wds tfc 11/29
-----------------------------------------
LOCAL MANUFACTURING
COMPANY seeking depend-
able individuals for full-time
employment, 1 st and 2nd shifts.
Great starting pay, weekends
off, gas allowance, paid holi-
days and paid vacations. Apply
at Magee Industrial Park, 9646
Hwy 20 West, Freeport, any-
time between 9:00 A.M. and
4:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday.
No phone calls please. 49wds
tfc 9/20
------.-----------------------------------
Wanted: PIANIST/CHOIR DI-
RECTOR for Freeport Pres-
byterian Church 835-2447 or
835-1827 Paid Position. tfc
1/12





TDA#12TX120154
NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN.
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 441
Year of Issuance- 2010
Description of Property-LOT 14
PALMETTO PLACE S/D PB 17 PG
3 OR 2700-3333

Parcel ID No.-
03-1S-19-23110-000-0140
Base Bid-$2,268.74

Name in which assessed CATH-
ERINE K. GILLESPY
Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton realforeclose
corn on the 24th day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.


Dated this 7th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

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


4tc' Dec
2013
503R


13, 20, 2 2012, Jai 3,


TO PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS ... CALL 892-3232
S L /A I i IE D Visa, Mastercard & Discover Accepted
Su A lS E F S CLASSIFIED & LEGAL DEADLINE IS
MONDAY 4:30 P.M.


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


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TDA#12TX120155

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOllCE IS HIERR'V (GIVl\ N,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/ENDEIRNEW_.
IRK the holder of the following cel-
tificate hras filed said ceitificate for
a ta\ deed to be issued thereon
The certificate numibel and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 442
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-LOT 17
PALMETTO PLACE S/D PB 17 PG
3 OR 2700-3311

Parcel ID No.-
03-1S-19-23110-000-0170
Base Bid-$2,281.51

Name in which assessed CATH-
ERINE K. GILLESPY

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www.walton.realforeclose.
corn on the 24th day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 7th day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

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

4tc: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2012, Jan. 3,
2013
504R
..............................................
TDA#12TX120156

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-,
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 443
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-LOT 18
PALMETTO PLACE S/D PB 17 PG
3 OR 2700-4235

Parcel ID No.-
03-1S-19-23110-000-0180
Base Bid-$2,261.97

Name in which assessed CATH-
ERINE K. GILLESPY

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law.the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton.realforeclose
corn on the 24th day of January.
2013 at 11:00 A.M.


Dated
ber, 2012


4tc: Dec
2013
505R


this 7th day of Decem-


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


13, 20, 27, 2012,


TDA#12TX120157

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX I

NOTICE IS HEREBY G
that GERMAN AMERICAN
TAL CORP C/O PENDER I
IRK the holder of the follow
tificate has filed said certific
a tax deed to be issued tl
The certificate number an
of issuance, the description
property, and the names in '
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 445
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-
PALMETTO PLACE PH 2
57 OR 2740-2737

Parcel ID No.-
03-1 S-19-23111-000-0040
Base Bid-$2,583.71

Name in which assessed
P. SMITH JR.

Said property being in thi
ty of WALTON, State of Flor
Unless such certificate
be redeemed according to
property described in suc
tificate shall be sold to the
bidder at www.walton.realfor
com on the 24th day of Ja
2013 at 11:00 A.M.


Dated
ber, 2012.


Name in which assessed M &
P PROPERTIES LLC. C/0O BMW
PROPERTIES

Sld pIop[Ity h10 1 1i n 1 the C, ounl
ty of WALTON, :i;itl of I lorida
tl nlt'ss suci h i c rt illr lt sdrill
lithe redel el.d aJCCOilcill toI lIw the0
plopelty described in such ce'i-
tilfcate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton realfoieclose
com on the 24th day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 7th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Kathy Douglass
Deputy Clerk
(seal)
4tc: Dec 13, 20, 27, 2012; Jan. 3,
2013
507R

TDA#12TX120160

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 1899
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-W 253.44
FT OF E 506.88 FT OF SE4 OF
SW4 LESS & EXCEPT THAT PART
LYING S OF N R/W OF SR 20 OR
1412-124 OR 2137-368 OR 2137-
370 OR 2789-4786 OR 2816-363

Parcel ID No.-
14-1S-19-23000-008-0012
Base Bid-$3,450.19

Name in which assessed THE
TAYLIN CORPORATION & ALLEN
F. WARD

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton realforeclose
com on the 24th day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 7th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

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

4tc Dec 13, 20. 27. 2012. Jan 3.
2013
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TDA#12TX120161

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 1908
Year of Issuance- 2010


Jan 3, Description of Property-COM
NW COR SW4 OF SE4, RUN S 61
DEG 12 MIN 45 SEC E 407.09 FT,
----- CONT S 00 DEG 57 MIN 19 SEC
W 182.72 FT TO POB, CONT S
00 DEG 57'19" W 182.71 FT TO N
R/W 20, N 61 DEG 12'45" W 113.08
DEED FT, N 00 DEG N 57'19" E 182.71
FT, S 61 DEG 12'45" E 113.08 FT
GIVEN, TO POB OR 2103-88 OR 2570-527
CAPI- OR 2811-3661
NEWK-
ing cer- Parcel ID No.-
cate for 14-1S-19-23000-012-0120
hereon. Base Bid-$4,284.36
id year
of the Name in which assessed ROD-
which it NEY H. ROBINSON
s:
Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
LOT 4 property described in such cer-
PB 17- tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton realforeclose.
corn on the 24th day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 7th day of Decem-
ber, 2012
- JOEL
MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of Circuit Court
e Coun- Walton County, Florida
ida /s/ By: Kathy Douglass
e shall Deputy Clerk
law the (seal)


:h cer-
highest
eclose.
january,


this 7th day of Decem-


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

4tc: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2012; Jan 3.
2013
506R

TDA#12TX120159

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 511
Year of Issuance- 2M10

Description of Property-LOT 5
MARTHA'S LANE PLAT BK 16 PG
26 OR 2646-535

Parcel ID No.-
03-3S-20-34155-000-0050
Base Bid-$5,814.14


4tc: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2012; Jan. 3,
2013
509R
TDA#1-2TX1-20162
TDA#12TX120162


NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.-1993
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-COM
SW/C OF NW4 OF SE4 OF SEC
14, N 88 DEG 40'30" E ALONG
S LINE OF NW4 OF SE4 OF SEC
14 123.14 FT TO A PT ON THE E/
LY R/W LINE OF STATE ROAD
83 THENCE DEPARTING SAID S
LINE OF NW4 OF SE4 OF SAID
SECTION 14, THENCE N 0'5 DEG
12'31" E ALONG SAID E/LY R/W
LINE A DISTANCE OF 424.54 FT
TO THE POB THENCE N 05 DEG
12'31" E ALONG THE E/LY R/W
LINE A DISTANCE OF 175.00 FT;
THENCE DEPARTING THE E/LY
R/W LINE OF STATE ROAD 83
S 84 DEG 47'29" E A DISTANCE
OF 253.40 FT; THENCE S 05 DEG
12'31" WA DISTANCE OF 175.00
FT; THENCE N 84 DEG 47'29" WA
DISTANCE OF 253.40 FT TO THE
POB OR 1665-356 OR 2117-165


)AY. JANUARY 3, 2013
OR 2761-4947

Paicel ID No.-
14-3N-19-19000-002-0072
Base Bid -$3,560.89

Namei in which assessed MARlI-
CA LYNETTE ILINDSEY

Said p1 opelty IliIn in rih Coun-
ty of WAI TON, St.iat of I loilda
thlless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton.realforeclose
corn on the 24th day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 7th day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

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


4tc: Dec.
2013
51 OR


13, 20, 27, 2012, Jan. 3,


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TDA#12TX120163

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.- 419
Year of Issuance- 201.Q

Description of Property-COM
NW/C LOT 20 RUN E 30 FT TO
BEG CONT E 219.22 FT MOL TO
EDGE OF MACK BAYOU SLY
113 FT N 79 DEG 01 MIN W 40.92
FT TO NLY LINE OF DRAINAGE


EASEMENT N 60 DEG 01 MIN W
149.46 FT TO E ROW LINE OF
MACK BAYOU N 17.53 FT TO
POB OR 57-334 OR 2133-368 OR
2356-1612

Paiicel ID No.-
24-2S-21-42270-000-0200
Base Bid-$7,614.36

Name in which assessed KRUSE
ENTERPRISES OF NW FL INC

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www.walton realforeclose.
corn on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

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

4tc Dec 20, 27. 2012, Jan 3, 10,
2013 528R
------------------------- - -- -- -- -
TDA#12TX120164

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.-4714
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-LOTS
847, 848 & 849 TOWN OF DFS OR
888-73 OR 2659-304 OR 2707-221

Parcel ID No.-
25-3N-19-19070-000-8470
Base Bid-$9,005.38

Name in which assessed MR
DEFUNIAK INC

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton realforeclose
corn on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th day of Decem-
ber. 2012

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

4tc Dec 20. 27. 2012. Jan 3. 10,
2013 529R
--------------------- ---- ------- ---
TDA#12TX120172

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 6932
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-LOT 5
HIGH RIDGE EST OR 1198-268
OR 2691-2382

Parcel ID No.-
36-3S-18-16140-000-0050
Base Bid-$2,208.13

Name in which assessed LON-
NIE MOORE


Said property being
ty of WALTON, State o
Unless such cer
be redeemed accordir
property described ii
tificate shall be sold tc
bidder at www walton.r
corn on the 31st day
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th da
ber, 2012

MAF
Clerk of
Walton Cot
/s/ By:



4tc Dec. 20, 27, 2012
2013 530R

TDA#12TX.120169
TDA#12TX120169


IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.-5993
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-W 1/2 OF
SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF
SW 1/4 OR 36-466 OR 2703-1778

Parcel ID No.-
29-4N-20-29000-001-0210
Base Bid-$2,788.51

Name in which assessed THOM-
AS V. THOMPSON & NANCY
THOMPSON

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www.walton.realforeclose.
com on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

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

4tc Dec 20, 27, 2012; Jan 3, 10,
2013 531R
---------------------.---..---------------- ..
TDA#12TX120168

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No.- 5897
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-UNIT 111
HOLIDAY PLAZA OR 1857-444

Parcel ID No.-
29-2S-21-42170-000-0111
Base Bid-$4,626.92

Name in which assessed ABI-
GAIL B. ACKERMAN & DAVID B.
ACKERMAN

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton realforeclose
corn on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

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

4tc Dec 20, 27, 2012; Jan 3, 10,
2013 532R
--------------------------------------------
TDA#12TX120167

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:


PAGE 7-C
Certificate No.- 4879
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-LOT 18
PRESERVE AT INLET BEACH S/D
PB 17-32 OR 2711-2252

Parcel ID No.-
25-3S-18-16130-000-0180
Base Bid-$3,828.34

Name in which assessed RICH-
ARD M. COLBERT

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www.walton.realforeclose.
corn on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

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

4tc: Dec 20, 27, 2012; Jan. 3, 10,
2013 533R
----------------------- ------ ----------
TDA#12TX120166

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
IRK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.- 4851
Year of Issuance- 2010

Description of Property-LOT 21
SWEET BAY PB 16 PG 41 OR
2667-1354

Parcel ID No.-
25-3S-18-16110-000-0210
Base Bid-$4,414.38

Name in which assessed CRS
INVESTMENTS LLC.

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www.walton realforeclose.
corn on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this 14th day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

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

4tc: Dec. 20, 27, 2012, Jan. 3, 10,
2013 534R

TDA#12TX120165

NOTICE OF
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
that GERMAN AMERICAN CAPI-
TAL CORP C/O PENDER NEWK-
1RK the holder of the following cer-
tificate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:

Certificate No.-4849
Year of Issuance-2010

Description of Property-LOT 17
SWEET BAY PB 16 PG 41 OR
2714-3580

Parcel ID No.-
25-3S-18-16110-000-0170


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Base Bid-S$2511.25

Name in which assessed FER-
RARI CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC

Said property being in the Coun-
ty of WALTON, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law the
property described in such cer-
tificate shall be sold to the highest
bidder at www walton i ealtoieclose
com on the 31st day of January,
2013 at 11:00 A.M.

Dated this I-lth day of Decemn
bel, 2012

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

4tc Dec 20, 27, 2012; Jan. 3, 10,
2013 535R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 10001146CA

SUNTRUST BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ANGELA MILLER, et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered on De-
cember 18, 2012, in Civil Case No
10001146CA of the Circuit Court of
the First Judicial Circuit in and for
Walton County, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash electronically at
www.walton.realforeclose.com in
accordance with Chapter 45, Flori-
da Statutes on the 18th day of April,
2013, at 11 00 AM, on the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit

LOT 195 DRIFTWOOD ESTATES
PHASE IIA, BEING A PORTION
OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 2
SOUTH, RANGE 21 WEST, WAL-
TON COUNTY FLORIDA, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 79-79A,
TOGETHER WITH SURVEYOR'S
AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OR
BOOK 2567, PAGE 1257 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORD OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

Dated this 18th day of Decem-
ber. 2012

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish in:
The DeFuniak Herald Breeze

MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
225 E ROBINSON ST SUITE 660
ORLANDO, FL 32801
(407) 674-1850
759484

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540R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-001369

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING, LP,

Plaintiff,

vs.

MARY BETH CREEHAN, et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 18, 2012, entered in Civil Case
No 2009-CA-001369 of the Circuit
Court of the FIRST Judicial Circuit
in and for Walton County, DeFunrak
Springs, Florida, the Clerk of Court
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash electronically at www.
walton.realforeclose.com in ac-
cordance with Chapter 45, Florida
Statutes on the 18th day of March,
2013, at 11:00 AM, on the following
described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit

LOT 15, BAYWALK LANDINGS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 17, PAGES 29 AND
29A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.


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

Dated this 18th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish in:
The DeFuniak Herald Breeze

MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
225 E ROBINSON ST SUITE 660
ORLANDO, FL 32801


TIl II," DeINIAK SPRINGS I IIRAID 1) IRliZE, ITHI URSIAY, .IAN IARY 3,2013


(407) 674- 1850
879624

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541R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL CIR
IN AND FOR WALTON C
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.:
662011CA00010ICAA
DIVISION:

WELLS FARGO BANK, N

Plaintift,

vs.

VINCENT MATHEW BAR
et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPT

NOTICE IS HEREBY'
Pursuant to a Final Judr
Foreclosure dated Decen
2012, and entered in C
662011 CA000101CAAXM;
Circuit Court of tihe First
Circuit in and for Walton
Florida in which Wells Far
N A, is the Plaintiff and
Mathew Barrineau, Deidre
rineau, Tenant #1 N/K/A K
gan, are defendants, I will s
highest and best bidder for
on online at www.walton.
close.coin, Walton Countr
at 11 00 AM CST 12 001
on the 18th day of Matc
the following described pr1
set forth in said Final Jlud
ForecIosulie

LOT 17, BLOCK 90, OA
HILLS, UNIT III, ACC
TO THE PLAT THEREOF
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PUBLIC RECORDS C
TON COUNTY, FLORID
GETHER WITH A. MOBIL
AS A PERMANENT FIXTU
APPURTENANCE THERE
SCRIBED AS: A 2006 CH
ADVANTAGE MAJESTIC I
AF 963 DOUBLEWIDE
HOME BEARING IDEN
TION NUMBERS 0110596
AND 011059632487B AN
NUMBERS 0097716414
0097716483.

A/K/A 98 LECHEIN STRE
FUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32.

Any person claiming an in
the surplus from the sale if
er than the property owner
date of the Lis Pendens m
claim within 60 days after t

Dated in Wa\ilton Count'
this 18th day of December

Clerk of the Circ
Walton Count
si By SIh
Dep


Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO Box 23028
Tampa. FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
(813) 221-9171 facsimile
eService
servealaw @'alhertelhlaw rco
KJB 10-54.'91

In accordance \ith thi
cans with Disabilities Act
needing special accommoc
participate in this pioceedin
contact Court Administratic
ton County Courthouse 5
90 East DeFuniak Spri
32433. telephone number
651-7497, not later than s
days prior to this proce<
you are hearing or voice i
please call 1-800-955-877
response please contact
County Clerk of Court 57
Highway 90, DeFuniak Spi
32435, Tel (850) 892-8115
The above is to be published
DeFunlak Herald PO Bo
DeFunlak Springs. FL 3243

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542 R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRC
IN AND FOR WALTON CC
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.:
662011CA000460CAA
DIVISION:

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.

Plaintiff,

vs.

CHERYL L. CARROLL, et

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPT

NOTICE IS HEREBY
Pursuant to a Final Judg
Foreclosure dated Decem
2012, and entered in C.
662011CA000460CAAXMX>
Circuit Court of thie First
Circuit in and for Walton
Florida in which WVells Farg
N.A is the Plaintiff and C
Carroll, Karlle A. Carroll,
defendants, I will sell to the
and best bidder for cash
line at www.walton.roalfo
comn, Walton County, Fl
11 00 AM CST, 1200 PM
the 18th day of March, 2l
following described prop
set forth in said Final Judc
Foreclosure.

LOT D-30, LAGRANGE SI
ACCORDING TO THE M
PLAT THEREOF, AS REC
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES
8A, PUBLIC RECORDS O


TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 473 SHORELINE
FREEPORT, FL 32439-361

Any person claiming an in
the surplus from the sale, if
er than the property owner
date of the Lis Prendens mi
claim within 60 clays after th

Dated in Walton County
this 18th day of December,

Clerk of thIe Ciic
Walton County
/s/ By Sh
Depu


Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff


PO Box 23028
Tampa, I 1 33623
(813) 221 4743:
(I. S ( I13) 2 I I I1 / I 1 I mile

Soivialaw( iallb,itrllilhaw conl
OF THE KI 11 II 81113
CUIT
OUNTY, i aIIiccodainct with tile Aimenic
LIn, with I )isa ilitii'.m Act, prisons
ne-dinIII special l accommIlodation to
paltit ipilr in tI is pi iorodinr j should
tXMX ion(a'i t iCouil Adiiiiiii ntitlon, Wal-
ton l County Couirthouse, 571 I Iwy
i0 I ast, lt )l unlak Spiin)s, FL
I A., 324311 telephone r number (850)
651 /49/, not later than seven (7)
days piior to this proceeding If
you ale hearing or voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771 lto file
response please contact Walton
RINEAU, County Clerk of Court, 571 E US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435, Tel (850) 892-8115.
The above is to be published in The
DeFuniak Herald, P.O. Box 1546,
E DeFunrak Springs, FL 32435
ER 45
2tc Dec 27, 2012; Jan. 3, 2013
GIVEN 543R
gmrent of ---
mber 18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
;ase No FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
X of the IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
Judicial FLORIDA
County, CIVIL ACTION
go Bank, CASE NO.:
Vincent 662008CA001774CAAXMX
e H Bai- DIVISION:
imi Bloni-
sell to the COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB,
cash in/
realfore- Plaintiff,
y, Florida
I'M I SI vs.
hi, 0 13 ,i
operty as SHARON MASSEY A/K/A SHA-
gment of RON R. MASSEY, et al,

Defendant(s).
KWOOD
ORDING NOTICE OF SALE
AS RE- PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
4, PAGE
iF WAL- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
DA. TO- PuisuLant to a Final Judgment of
E HOME Foreclosuie dated December 18,
IREAND 2012, and entered in Case No
ETO, DE- 662008CA001774CAAXMX of the
AMPION Circuit Court of the First Judicial
MODEL# Cicuit in and fot Walton County,
MOBILE Flonda in which Countrywide Bank,
NTIFICA- FSB. is the Plaintiff and Sharon
322487A Massey A/K/A Sharon R Massey,
D TITLE Ronald J Schuster, Mortgage Elec-
AND tronic Registration Systems, Inc,
Sandestin Owners Association,
Inc Unknown Spouse of Sharon
EET, DE- Massey A/K/A Sharon R Massey
433 Westwinds At Sandestin Condo-
miiniumr Association, Inc Unknown
interest in Spouse of Ronald J Schuster. are
any, oth- defendants I will sell to the highest
as of the and best bidder for cash In/on on-
ust file a line at www.walton,realforeclose.
hlie sale corn. Walton County, Florida at
11 00 AM CST 12 00 PM EST on
N, Florida the 18th day of March, 2013, the
.012 following descnbed property as
set forth in said Final Judgment of
lit Court Foreclosure
v Floridai
ilaa Hall CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4765,
uty Clerk WESTWINDS AT SANDESTIN,
kseall A CONDOMINIUM, TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST
IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS,
ACCORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM THERE-
Oe- RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORD BOOK 1778, PAGE 67-195.
AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME AND CONDOMINIUM PLAT
im BOOK 4. PAGE 41-41TT, ALL BE-
ING OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY. FLORIDA.
e Amern-
persons A/K/A 4765 WESTWINDS DR,
nation to MIRAMAR BEACH, FL 32550-
1g should 0000
on Wal-
71 Hwy Any person claiming an interest in
ngs, FL the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er (850) er than the property owner as of the
even l7 i date of tie Lis Pendens must file a
eding If claim 1 withinn 60 days after the sale
impaired
I To file Dated in Walton County, Florida
Walton this 18th day of December 2012
1 E US
rings. FL Clerk of the Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
ed in The /s/ By Sharia Hall
ox 1546. Deputy Clerk
35 (seal)

2013 Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO Box 23028
OF THE Tampa. FL 33623
CUIT (813) 221-4743
OUNTY, (813) 221-9171 facsimile
eService
servealawi@albertellilaw corm
KJB 11-68891
XMX
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
A., needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration, Wal-
ton County Courthouse, 571 Hwy
90 East. DeFunlak Springs, FL
32433, telephone number (850)
al, 651-7497, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding If
you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771 To file
response please contact Walton
ER45 County Clerk of Court, 571 E US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL
GIVEN 32435, Tel (850) 892-8115
ment of The above is to be published in The
fiber 18, DeFunlak Herald, PO Box 1546,
ase No DeFunlak Springs. FL 32435
Sof the
Judicial 2tc Dec 27, 2012, Jan. 3, 2013
County 544R
1o Bank, --- .. ..----- ----_.. .--
;heryl L IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
Jr, are FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
i highest IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
n/on on- FLORIDA
roclose. CIVIL ACTION
orida at CASE NO.:
EST on 662008CA000816CAAXMX
013, thIe DIVISION:
erty as
rment of LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUST-
EE FOR WAMU MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES
HORES, SERIES 2007-OA3 TRUST
lAP OR
ORDED Plaintiff,
S8 AND
IF WAL- vs.


CARMEN ARCADI, et al,
E DR.,
8 Defendant(s).

terest in NOTICE OF SALE
any, oth- PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
as of the
ust file a NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
ie sale Pursiuant to a FiInal Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 18,
V, Florida 2012, and entered in Case No
2012 662008CA000816CAAXMX of the
Circuit Court of the First Judicial
ult Court Circuit In and for Walton County,
, Flolnda Florida in which LaSalle Bank NA
arla HAll as Trustee for W, is the Plaintiff
uty Clerk and Carmen Arcadil, Barbery Coast
(seal) Owners' Association, Inc., National
City Bank, Washington Mutual Bank
f/k/a Washington Mutual Bank, F A ,
are defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in/


on online at www.walton,realfore-
close.com, Walton County, Florida
at II 00 AM CST, 12.00 PM EST
on the 18th clday of March, 2013,
the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment of
IForeclosure

LOT 4, BARBERRY COAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 15 AT PAGE 12, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 213 WINSTON LANE:
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA
32413

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

Dated in Walton County, Florida
this 18th day of December, 2012.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
(813) 221-9171 facsimile
eService
servealawa@albertellilaw coin
KJB 08-06460

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration, Wal-
ton County Courthouse, 571 Hwy.
90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433, telephone number (850)
651-7497, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding. If
you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771 To file
response please contact Walton
County Clerk of Court, 571 E US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435, Tel (850) 892-8115
The above is to be published in The
DeFuniak Herald, PO Box 1546,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

2tc Dec 27, 2012; Jan 3, 2013
545R
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.:
662009CA000030CAAXMX
DIVISION:

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP,

Plaintiff,

vs.

CAROLEE B. LANGHORNE, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 18,
2012 and entered in Case No
662009CA00030CAAXMX of the
Circuit Court of the First Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County,
Florida in which Countrywide Home
Loans Servicing LP, is the Plaintiff
and Carolee B Langhorne. Mort-
gage Electronic Registration Sys-
tems, Inc are defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash in/on online at www.walton.
realforeclose.com. Walton Coun-
ty. Florida at 11 00 AM CST. 12 00
PM EST on the 18th day of March,
2013. the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure

COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF LOT 222,
ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT
RE-SUBDIVISION OF SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
18 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, DATED MAY 26, 1947,
AND ON FILE WITH THE BU-
REAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT,
WASHINGTON, D.C., THENCE
PROCEED ON THE NORTH LINE
THEREOF SOUTH 88 DEGREES,
37 MINUTES, 50 SECONDS EAST,
A DISTANCE OF 81.30 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ON SAID
NORTH LINE OF LOT 222, SOUTH
88 DEGREES, 37 MINUTES, 50
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
81.30 FEET TO THE EAST LINE
OF SAID LOT 222; THENCE DE-
PARTING SAID NORTH LINE AND
ON SAID EAST LINE OF LOT 222,
PROCEED SOUTH 01 DEGREES,
10 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 134.00 FEET;
THENCE DEPARTING SAID
EAST LINE, PROCEED NORTH
88 DEGREES, 37 MINUTES, 50
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 81.29 FEET; THENCE PRO-
CEED NORTH 01 DEGREES, 10
MINUTES, 16 SECONDS WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 134.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
OF THE PARCEL HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED.

SAID PARCEL CONTAINING .25
ACRES MORE OR LESS.

SUBJECT TO A 33 FOOT WIDE
ROADWAY AND UTILITY EASE-
MENT PER DEED BOOK 160,
PAGE 217 AND THE WEST 10.0
FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED INGRESS, EGRESS
AND UTILITY EASEMENT;
COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF LOT 222,
ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT
RE-SUBDIVISION OF SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE
18 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, DATED MAY 26, 1947,


AND ON FILE WITH THE BU-
REAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT,
WASHINGTON, D.C., THENCE
PROCEED ON THE NORTH LINE
THEREOF SOUTH 88 DEGREES,
37 MINUTES, 50 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 71.30
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE ON
SAID NORTH LINE OF LOT 222,
SOUTH 88 DEGREES, 37 MIN-
UTES, 50 SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 20.00 FEET; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID NORTH LINE
OF LOT 222, PROCEED SOUTH
01 DEGREES, 10 MINUTES, 16
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 134.00 FEET; THENCE PRO-
CEED NORTH 88 DEGREES, 37
MINUTES, 50 SECONDS WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET;
THENCE PROCEED NORTH 01
DEGREES, 10 MINUTES, 16 SEC-


ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF
134.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL
HEREIN DESCRIBED.

SAID PARCEL CONTAINING .06
ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
A/K/A 37 W PARK PLACE AVE,
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL*
32413

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

Dated in Walton County, Florida
this 18th day of December, 2012

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
P. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
(813) 221-9171 facsimile
eService:
servealaw(iaalbertellilaw.com
KJB- 11-69908

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration, Wal-
ton County Courthouse, 571 Hwy.
90 East, DeFunlak Springs, FL
32433, telephone number (850)
651-7497, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding. If
you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771. To file
response please contact Walton
County Clerk of Court, 571 E US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435, Tel (850) 892-8115.
The above is to be published in The
DeFuniak Herald, P.O0 Box 1546,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

2tc Dec 27, 2012, Jan. 3, 2013
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--------------------------------------------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.:
662009CA000252CAAXMX
DIVISION:

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON, FKA THE BANK OF NEW
YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CW-
MBS, INC., CHL MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH TRUST 2004-
25, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-25,

Plaintiff,

vs.

PATRICK M. CANNON, et al,

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 18,
2012, and entered in Case No.
662009CA000252CAAXMX of the
Circuit Court of the First Judicial
Circuit in and for Walton County,
Florida in which The Bank Of New
York Mellon, FKA The Bank Of New
York, As Trustee for the Certificate-
holders of CWMBS, Inc, CHL Mort-
gage Pass-Through Trust 2004-25,
Mortgage Pass Through Certifi-
cates. Series 2004-25, is the Plain-
tiff and Patrick M. Cannon, Michael
R Martyn, Unknown Spouse of Mi-
chael R Martyn, Unknown Spouse
of Patrick M Cannon n/k/a Lisa
Cannon, Pinecrest at Inlet Beach
Homeowners Association, Inc., Any
And All Unknown Parties Claiming
by. Through, Under, And Against
The Herein Named Individual
Defendant(s) Who are not Known
To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said
Unknown Parties May Claim An In-
terest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, Or Other Claimants, are
defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash in/on
online at www.walton.realfore-
close.com, Walton County, Florida
at 11'00 AM CST 12:00 PM EST
on the 18th day of April, 2013, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:

LOT 5, PINECREST AT INLET
BEACH, AS PER PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,
PAGE 16 & 16A, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

A/K/A 80 PINECREST CIRCLE,
SEACREST BEACH, FL 32413,
SEACREST BEACH

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

Dated in Walton County, Florida
this 18th day of December, 2012.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Walton County, Flonrida
Is/ By: Sharia Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
PO. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
(813) 221-9171 facsimile
eService:
servealaw@albertellilaw~.ll
KJB- 11-68807

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing special accommodation to


participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration, Wal-
ton County Courthouse, 571 Hwy
90 East, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32433; telephone number (850)
651-7497, not later than seven (7)
days prior to this proceeding. If
you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call 1-800-955-8771 To file
response please contact Walton
County Clerk of Court, 571 E US
Highway 90, DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435, Tel (850) 892-8115
The above is to be published in The
DeFumak Herald, PO Box 1546,
DeFunmak Springs,. FL 32435

2tc Dec 27, 2012, Jan. 3, 2013
547R
----------------------------------------- ---
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO.: 66-2011-CA-000807
SEC.:

CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,

Plaintiff,

v.

SHEILA G HOOD AKA SHEILA
G. LOWE; KENNETH P. HOOD;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS.

Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final Sum-
mary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 18, 2012, en-
tered in Civil Case No. 66-2011-
CA-000807 of the Circuit Court of
the First Judicial Circuit in and for
Walton County, Florida, wherein the
Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to
the highest bidder for cash on 18th
day of March, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
at website. www.walton.realfore-
close.com, relative to the following
described property as set forth in
the'Final Judgment, to wit:

THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 11 AND
ALL OF LOT 12, BLOCK 1862, AC-
CORDING TO MAP OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS BY W.J. VANKIRK,
SUBDIVISION THEREOF BY T.F.
MCGOURIN A COPY OF EACH
MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

ATTENTION:
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact: Shelia Sims 190
Government Center, 5th Floor
Pensacola, FL 32502 Phone:
(850) 595-4400.

DATED AT DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FLORIDA THIS 18TH
DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012

/s/ By Sharla Hall
Martha Ingle
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Walton County, Florida
(seal)

2tc Dec 27, 2012, Jan 3, 2013
548R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-000279

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
L.P.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JARED KYLE BYRD A/K/A JAR-
ED K. BYRD; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JARED KYLE BYRD
A/K/A JARED K. BYRD; STEPHA-
NIE NICHOLE KING F/K/A STEPH-
ANIE NICHOLE BYRD A/K/A
STEPHANIE N. BYRD; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF STEPHANIE
NICHOLE KING F/K/A STEPHANIE
NICHOLE BYRD A/K/A STEPHA-
NIE N. BYRD; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTH-
ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;

Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Walton County. Florida, I
will sell the property situate in WAL-
TON County, Florida, described as

THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4, SECTION
29, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE
18 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

TO INCLUDE A:
2007 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRIS-
ES
VIN
GAFL675A78605AV21 97179103

2007 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRIS-
ES
VIN
GAFL675B78605AV21 97179200

A/K/A
400 COUNTY HIGHWAY 183
NORTH
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, www.walton,
realforeclose.com at 11:00 am.,
on March 18, 2013

Any person claiming an interest


in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens, must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale

Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 18th day of De-
cember, 2012

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ By Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED
BY
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegia
9204 King Palm Daive
Tampa, Florida 33619-3128
Attorneys for Plaintiff












THE DeFUNIlAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE,TIUILRSDAY JAN IARY 3,2013


If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at not cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact: Shelia Sims, 190
Governmental Center, 5th Floor,
Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-
4400, at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 711.

TO BE PUBLISHED IN:
DeFuniak Springs Herald

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:
12-CA-000403

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff,


LAWRENCE THOMPSON
LAWRENCE A THOMPSON


AKA


Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
The DeFuniak Herald Breeze

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in ac-
cordance with the Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 18, 2012, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. Central Time at
www.walton.realforeclose.com
on March 18, 2013, the following
described property

ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITU-
ATE IN WALTON COUNTY, STATE
OF FLORIDA, VIZ: COMMENCE
AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 28,
TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE
20 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 23
SECONDS WEST, 681.14 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
32 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST,
1153.19 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32
MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST,
164.13 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 16
SECONDS WEST, 660.06 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES
32 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST
164.84 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 17 MINUTES 54 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 660.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

PROPERTY ADDRESS: 955
ROCKMAN LANE, DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS, FL 32433

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

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact Shelia Sims, Chief Dep-
uty Court Administrator, Office
of Court Administration at (850)
595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard
Judicial Building, 5th Floor, Pen-
sacola, FL 32502 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this court on December 18,
2012.

CLERK
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk of Court
(CLERK SEAL)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 11-CA-250

COMMUNITY BANK, NORTH MIS-
SISSIPPI,

Plaintiff,


PATRICIA O'NEILL
SCHAAF,


VANDER-


Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
FLA. STAT. CHAPT. 45

Notice is given that under a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 18th day of December, 2012, in
Case No.: 11-CA-250, Circuit Court
in the First Judicial Circuit in and
for Walton County, Florida, in which
Community Bank, North Mississip-
pi, is Plaintiff, and Patricia O'Neall
Vanderschaaf is Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at www.walton.realfore-
close.com, at 11:00 a.m, CST, on
the 17th day of January, 2013, the
following described property, as set
forth in the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure

UNIT 1905 OF ONE SEAGROVE
PLACE, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
CONDOMINIUM PLAT 2, PAGE
32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED
SHARE IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT THERE-
TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH
AND SUBJECT TO THE CONDI-
TIONS, RESTRICTIONS, TERMS
AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF
THE DECLARATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM FOR ONE SEAGROVE
PLACE, A CONDOMINIUM,
AND THE EXHIBITS ANNEXED
THERETO AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 346,
PAGE 97; AMENDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 1604, PAGE 15,


OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 128,
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
1604, PAGE 131, AS AMENDED,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

MARTHA INGLE,
Clerk of the Court
/s/ By Tracey Marsh
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Dated. December 18, 2012.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN PROBATE
FILE NO. 12CP239

In Re: The Estate of
R. GRANGER BRUNER,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate
of R. Granger Bruner, deceased,
whose date of death was October
22, 2012, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida,
File No. 12CP239; the address
of which is Walton County Court-
house, 571 U.S. Hwy. 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of
this notice is December 27, 2012

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

Personal Representatives
Adlee Bruner
66 Sawmill Road
Bruce, FL 32455

Beverly B Schmitt
265 Sea Winds Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Planning Com-
mission will hold a public hearing
on Thursday. January 10. 2013.
at the South Walton County Court-
house Annex located at 31 Coastal
Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459 beginning
at 5:00 pm, to hear the following
items:

Legislative Items:

Civil Citations Amendment AN
ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AMENDING SECTION 12.02.00,
CIVILCITATIONS, WALTON COUN-
TY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE;
DELETING FINE AMOUNTS
FROM SECTION 14.01.00, DES-
IGNATION OF VIOLATIONS AND
PENALTIES, WALTON COUNTY
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS TO SET FINES
BY RESOLUTION; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS,
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Civil Citation Fee Resolution A
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
DESIGNATING VIOLATIONS AND
FINES FOR UNCONTESTED CIV-
IL CITATION, PURSUANTTO SEC-
TION 14.01.01, DESIGNATED VIO-
LATIONS AND FINES, WALTON
COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT
CODE; SETTING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

Quasi-Judicial Items:

Miramar Beach Self Storaoe. LLC
Project number 12-001-00040 be-
ing reviewed by Heather Whitmore.
This is a major development order
application submitted by David
Campbell/Campbell Engineering,
inc. consisting of a 14,848 square
foot metal building on 1 acre with
a future land use of light industri-
al The project is located north of


Highway 98 in Miramar Beach and
identified by parcel number 28-2S-
21-42000-027-0020.

Inn at the Gulf Project number
12-01300011 being reviewed by
Angela Bradley. This is a major
development order application sub-
mitted by McNeil Carroll Engineer-
ing, Inc., requesting approval to
construct a 125 room limited lodg-
ing development and restaurant
within the proposed 14,338 square
foot consisting of 5.74 acres with
a future land use of Neighborhood
Infill The project is located approxi-
mately on the southwest intersec-
tion of CR/30A and Hwy 98 abutting
Rosemary Beach and identified by
parcel numbers) 36-3S-18-16100-
000-0520, 36-3S-18-16100-000-
0550, 36-3S-18-16100-000-0510,


36-3S-18-16100-000 0570, 36-3S-
18-16100-000-0580

Gulfview at Watersound Beach
Plat Phase 3 l'ro ect liumbni 'r
12-00300014(A) heing reviewed by
Angela Biadley I his is a plat ap-
pircation submitted by Th- St Joe
Company, loquestiln approval of
4 lots consisting of 64 acies will
a future land uirS of Coult Ordeled
Ovuelay/Coastal Centel/Coastal Vil-
lage PUD The project is located
south of County I highway 30A onto
Boat Wright Road, Compass Point
Way between Salt Box and Board
Wright Way and identified by parcel
numbers) 20-3S-18-16000-001-
0010

Gulfview at Watersound Beach
Plat Phase 4 Project number 12-
00300014(B) being reviewed by
Angela Bradley. This is a plat ap-
plication submitted by The St. Joe
Company, requesting approval of
3 lots consisting of .51 acres with
a future land use of Court Ordered
Overlay/Coastal Center/Coastal Vil-
lage PUD. The project is located
south of County Highway 30A onto
Boat Wright Road, Compass Point
Way between Salt Box and Board
Wright Way and identified by parcel
numbers) 20-3S-18-16000-001-
0010.

Gulfview at Watersound Beach
Plat Phase 5 Project number 12-
00300014(C) being reviewed by
Angela Bradley This is a plat ap-
plication submitted by The St. Joe
Company, requesting approval of
3 lots consisting of 38 acres with
a future land use of Court Ordered
Overlay/Coastal Center/Coastal Vil-
lage PUD. The project is located
south of County Highway 30A onto
Boat Wright Road, Compass Point
Way between Salt Box and Board
Wright Way and identified by parcel
numbers) 20-3S-18-16000-001-
0010.

Gulfview at Watersound Beach
Plat Phase 6 Project number 12-
00300014(D) being reviewed by
Angela Bradley This is a plat ap-
plication submitted by The St Joe
Company, requesting approval of
3 lots consisting of 44 acres with
a future land use of Court Ordered
Overlay/Coastal Center/Coastal Vil-
lage PUD The project is located
south of County Highway 30A onto
Boat Wright Road, Compass Point
Way between Salt Box and Board
Wnght Way and identified by parcel
numbers) 20-3S-18-16000-001-
0010.

AIys Beach Phase 2A- Block P&T
- Project number 12-00300016 be-
ing reviewed by Heather Whitmore
This is a plat application submitted by
A E Foster. EBSCO Gulf Coast De-
velopment, Inc requesting approv-
al of 23 units located within transect
T5 of the Alys Beach PUD. lots are
anticipated to be sold to private par-
ties, within the proposed 55.369
square foot. consisting of +/-158 49
acres with a future land use of Tra-
ditional Neighborhood The project
is located 9581 East County High-
way 30-A. ALYS BEACH PHASE
2A BLOCK P LOTS 10 THRU 13,
BLOCK T LOTS 7 THRU 10 and
identified by parcel number(s)26-
3s-18-16000-003-0000

Highland Parks-Phase 3 Project
number 12-00300017 being re-
viewed by Heather Whitmore This
is a PLAT development order ap-
plication submitted by David Smith.
PS M. Innerlight Engineering Cor-
poration, requesting approval of 8
lots residential plat. with a future
land use of Traditional Neighbor-
hood The project is located from
C R. 83/C R 30A intersection, drive
+/- 0 75 miles west/north on C R
30A. right on Gulfview Circle on the
south side of Gulfview Circle and
identified by parcel number(s)01-
3s-20-34000-009-0010.

Sugar Sand Lane Plat Project
number 12-00300002 being re-
viewed by Mac Carpenter This is
a plat application submitted by Em-
erald Coast Associates, Inc., for a
four (4) lot single-family subdivision
(DO# 05-00100066) on 0.48 acres
with a future land use of Village
Mixed Use. The project is located
at the southeast corner of the inter-
section of CR 30A and Sugar Sand
Lane, identified by parcel number
24-3S-19-25120-000-0146.

Hotel Palmetto Plat Project num-
ber 12-00300010 being reviewed
by Renee Bradley This is a final
plat review of a re-plat of Hotel Pal-
metto aka Hotel Saba, as 1 lot, con-
sisting of approximately 0.52 acres
within the Rosemary Beach PU.D,
with a future land use of Residential
Preservation, previously platted as
Rosemary Beach Phase 4, record-
ed in Plat Book 13, Page 13 & 13A,
consisting of a 58-room bed and
breakfast, including a pool amenity
and restaurant. Hotel Saba was
re-platted in 2007, Plat Book 18,
Page 2, a re-plat of lots 7, 8, and 9,
Block 22, Rosemary Beach Phase
4 also identified as parcel 35-3S-
18-16410-022-0070.

The Planning Commission will make
a recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners regarding
these items either to approve, ap-
prove with conditions or to deny.
Any agenda item that is tabled will
be scheduled for a future Planning
Commission meeting and will not
go forward to the Board of County
Commissioners until the Planning
Commission makes a recommen-
dation.

Proposed projects) or plan
amendments) may be inspected
by the public from 7:00 AM to 5:30


PM, Monday through Friday at
Walton County Planning and De-
velopment Services located at 31
Coastal Center Blvd, Suite 100,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 or 47
North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32435.

Interested parties may appear at the
public hearing and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed projects) or
plan amendmnent(s).

In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agen-
cy or authority of any county, mu-
nicipal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours


prior to the meeting, a written re-
quest by a physically handicapped
poison to attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairperson or director
of such 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
reschedule 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 per-
son decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect to any
matter considered at such meet-
ing or hearing, he or she will need
a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.

Please be advised accordingly.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing on Tuesday. Janu-
ary 8. 2013, at 5:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as may be heard at the
Walton County Courthouse An-
nex, at 31 Coastal Centre Boule-
vard. Santa Rosa Beach Florida
The following items will be heard:

QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS:

Blackstone DRI Abandonment-
The Blackstone Development
Company is requesting to abandon
the Blackstone Development of
Regional Impact (DRI), with a cur-
rent land use of Development of
Regional Impact-Mixed Use (DRI-
MU) on 1239.09 acres; located in
North Walton County, north of US
Hwy 90, approximately 3 1/ miles
east of the Okaloosa County line
and identified by parcels 22-3N-21-
37000-001-0011, 15-3N-21-37000-
002-0000, 21-3N-21-37000-001-
0052, 21-3N-21-37000-001-0050,
21-3N-21-37000-001-0020,
21-3N-21-37000-001-0030, 16-
3N-21-37010-000-0010, 08-
3N-21 -37000-004-0000,
08-3N-21-37000-005-0022, 17-3N-
21-37000-001-0010, 08-3N-21-
37000-005-0000, and 09-3N-21-
37000-007-0010.

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS:

LSA 12-01.02 -TRANSMITAL
HEARING Thomas Hicks is request-
ing a Large Scale Map Amendment
to the Walton County Comprehen-
sive Plan to change the Future
Land Use Map designation on
194 62 +/- acres in Walton County,
north of the Choctawhatchee Bay,
on the north side of Rock Hill Road
approximately 3 miles east of the
intersection of US 331 South and
Rock Hill Road, on property identi-
fied by parcel number 08-1N-18-
08000-001-0001, from Estate Resi-
dential to Extractive Use

LSA 12-01.05- ADOPTION HEAR-
ING Walton County is requesting
approval of an ordinance adopting
a Large Scale Map Amendment to
the Walton County Comprehensive
Plan to change the Future Land
Use Map designation on 70 0 +/-
acres in Walton County, north of
the Choctawhatchee Bay in the
Mossy Head area, on the west side
of W.T Hulion Road approximately
1,000 feet west of the intersec-
tion of W.T. Hulion Road and Laird
Road, on property identified by par-
cel number 07-3N-21-37000-001-
0140, from Large Scale Agriculture
(1du/40 acres) to Rural Residential
(1du/2.5 acres).

LSA 12-01.06 ADOPTION HEAR-
ING Walton County is requesting
approval of an ordinance adopting a
Large Scale Amendment to the Wal-
ton County Comprehensive Plan to
amend the Inlet Beach Traditional
Neighborhood Plan to change the
Inlet Beach Neighborhood Plan
Land Use Map designation on
8.34 +/- acres in Walton County,
south of the Choctawhatchee Bay
in Inlet Beach, on the north side
of US Highway 98 and southwest
the intersection of Pinewood Lane
and North Wall Street, on prop-
erty identified by parcel numbers
36-3S-18-16100-000-0290, 36-
3S-18-16100-000-0281, 36-3S-18-
16100-000-0280, 36-3S-18-16100-
000-0270, from Residential to
Village Mixed Use in the Inlet Beach
Traditional Neighborhood Plan. In-
let' Beach Traditional Neighborhood
Plan Appendix D: Neighborhood
Commercial Designations shall be
updated to include the map amend-
ed portions of parcels .0270, 0280,.
.0281, and .0290.

LSA 12-01.07 -TRANSMITAL
HEARING The Blackstone Devel-
opment Company, is requesting
adoption of a Large Scale Amend-
ment to the Walton County Compre-
hensive Plan Future Land Use Ele-
mnent Text and the Walton County
Future Land Use Map to change
the Future Land Use Map designa-
tion from Development of Regional
Impact-Mixed Use (DRI-MU) on
1205.17 acres to Rural Village and
33.92 acres (southern area of par-
cel 22-3N-21-37000-001-0011) to
General Commercial; located in
North Walton County, north of US
Hwy 90, approximately 3 miles
east of the Okaloosa County line
and identified by parcels 22-3N-21-
37000-001-0011, 15-3N-21-37000-


002-0000, 21-3N-21-37000-001-
0052, 21-3N-21-37000-001-0050,
21-3N-21-37000-001-0020,
21-3N-21-37000-001-0030, 16-
3N-21-37010-000-0010, 08-
3N-21 -37000-004-0000,
08-3N-21-37000-005-0022, 17-
3N-21-37000-001-0010, 08-3N-21-
37000-005-0000, and 09-3N-21-
37000-007-0010

Proposed projects) or plan
amendments) may be inspected
by the public from 7.00 AM to 5:30
PM, Monday through Friday at
Walton County Planning and De-
velopment Services located at 31
Coastal Center Blvd, Suite 100,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 or 47
North 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32435.


Interested parties may appear at the
public hearing and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed prolect(s) or
plan amendments)

In accordance with Section 286 26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agen-
cy or authority of any county, mu-
nicipal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written re-
quest by a physically handicapped
person to attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairperson or director
of such 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
reschedule 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 per-
son decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect to any
matter considered at such meet-
ing or hearing, he or she will need
a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based

Please be advised accordingly.

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NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING

You are hereby notified of a Public
Hearing to be held January 8, 2013
at 4:00 PM, or soon thereafter, to
consider:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AMENDING THE CURRENT
CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE 1, II, III,
AND IV; CORRECTING INTERNAL
INCONSISTENCIES, INCLUDING
DEFINITIONS; CLARIFYING LAN-
GUAGE OF PROVISIONS RE-
GARDING THE CONDUCT AND
PERMITTING OF ACTIVITIES,
VENDORS AND VEHICLES ON
THE BEACH; REPEALING SEC-
TION 5-34, DOGS ON THE BEACH,
WALTON CUONTY CODE, AND
INCORPORATING THOSE PROVI-
SIONS HEREIN;AND PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY, CONFLICTS
AND REPEAL OF CERTAIN OR-
DINANCE; AND SETTING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

The Meeting will be held at the
Walton County Courthouse Annex
located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd.,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

If anyone decides to appeal a de-
cision of the Board with respect to
this meeting that person must en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
meeting is made.

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Board of County
Commissioners of Walton County
no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at the address given
in this notice or phone (850) 892-
8155.

by: Cindy Price,
Executive Assistant
Walton County Administration

As approved by the Board of Com-
missioners on December 11, 2012.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The City of DeFuniak Springs is re-
questing financial funding proposals
for a new portable aviation fuel refu-
eling trailer to be used at the city's
airport. The cost of the new trailer
is $17,900; however, the city is re-
questing to finance approximately
$15,850.

The city will accept bids until Janu-
ary 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. CST The
proposals will be opened in the
Council Chambers on the above
date and time and read aloud. The
proposals shall be marked on the
outside of the envelope "Sealed
Bid Financial Proposal for Re-
fueling Trailer." Sealed bids will
be received at 71 US Hwy 90 W,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 or
PO. Box 685, DeFuniak Springs,
FL 32435. Any bids received after
2:00 p.m. on the above date will not
be accepted and will be returned
unopened to the bidder. The City
Council will award the bid at its
regularly scheduled Council meet-
ing on January 14, 2012.

Proposals should quote a simple
interest rate with a term of three
years. The financing can be a note
payable or under a master lease
program with the city maintaining
title to the equipment. The rate
quoted will be a fixed rate upon
funding that can be locked for a pe-
riod of at least thirty (30) days prior
to the funding date. All closing cost
for this loan should be included in
the proposal and these costs will be
added to the lender's charges when
determining the lowest quote.

Any information needed for this pro-
posal can be obtained by contacting
the City Manager, Sara Bowers, via


e-mail at bowsara(cdefuniaksprinas.
net or by phone at 850-892-8500.

The City of DeFuniak Springs re-
serves the right to reject any and
all bids, waive any informalities,
and award in the best interest of the
City of DeFuniak Springs. The City
of DeFuniak Springs is an Affirma-
tive Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA
Employer and a Drug Free Work
Place.

THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS

Sara W. Bowers
City Manager

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PAGE 9-C
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, MARTHA INGLE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Walton
County, Florida, will on January 17,
2013, at 11-00 a m. Central Time,
via online bid at www.walton.real-
foreclose.com in accordance with
Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer
for sale, and sell at public outcry to
the highest and best bidder, the fol-
lowing described real property situ-
ated in Walton County, Florida:

LOT 58, BLOCK A, PHASE 2
OF SEABREEZE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT- BOOK 8,
PAGE(S) 44, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH ALL
PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THAT
CERTAIN MORTGAGE LIEN RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 2691, AT PAGE 4464-4477
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

BRANCH BANKING & TRUST.
COMPANY,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JR INVESTMENTS, LLC,

Defendant.

and the docket number of which
is 12-CA-000710.

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

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact: Court Administration,
ADA Liaison Walton County
571 Highway 90 East DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433 Phone
(850) 595-4400 Fax (850) 595-
0360, ADA.Walton@flcourtsl.
gov at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 711.

WITNESS my hand and the offi-
cial seal of this Honorable Court this
19th day of December, 2012

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL OF THE COURT)

2tc January 3, 10, 2013 558R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
662010CA00019OXXXXXX

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON FKA THE BANK OF NEW
YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,
INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST
2005-80CB MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2005-80CB,

Plaintiff,

vs.

DIANE M. HARRIS A/K/A DIANE
HARRIS; et al.,

Defendants.

RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 05/15/2012 and an Order
Resetting Sale dated December
20. 2012, and entered in Case No.
662010CA000190XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court of the First Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Walton County, Flor-
ida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW
YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK
OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUST 2005-80CB MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-80CB, is Plaintiff and
DIANE M. HARRIS; A/K/A DIANE
HARRIS, DOUGLAS L HARRIS:
REGIONS BANK AS SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO AMSOUTH
BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT NO.
1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED
DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION,
OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the website
of www.walton.realforeclose.com
County, Florida, at 11:00 a m. CST
on the 20th day of March, 2013, the
following described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to-wit.

LOT 8, MALIBU GARDENS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 13, PAGE 20, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS


FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE

In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
persons needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Clerk of the
Court not later than five business
days prior to the proceeding at the
Walton County Courthouse. Tele-
phone 850-892-8118 or 1-800-955-
8770 via Florida Relay Service.

DATED at DeFuniak Springs,
Florida, on December 21. 2012.

MARTHA INGLE
As Clerk, Circuit Court
/s/ By A Price
As Deputy Clerk















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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CASE NUMBER: 12-CA-0000-31

BAY BANK & TRUST CO., a Flori-
da banking corporation,

Plaintiff,

vs.

T. KENNETH MINCHEW, JR. a/k/a
THURMAN KENNETH MINCHEW,
JR., and wife, SHELLEY P.
MINCHEW, SEACREST BEACH II
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.,
RES-FL URBAN BLU, LLC, RES-
FL CLARA, LLC, DEPARTMENT
OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE, and the UN-
KNOWN TENANT OR TENANTS
IN POSSESSION,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment in Foreclosure dated the
18th day of December, 2012 in the
above-styled cause, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at www.
walton.realforeclose.com at 11 00
a.m. (CT), on the 4th day of Febru-
ary, 2013, the following described
property set forth in the Summary
Final Judgment

LOT 7, BLOCK E SEACREST
BEACH, PHASE 2, A PLANNED
UNIT DEVELOPMENT, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGE 3 THROUGH 3B OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

WITNESS my hand and seal of
the court on the 21st day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ By A Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000312

TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

THE COTTAGES OF BAYOU
FOREST, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company; LAMAR M.
RICHARDSON, JR.; and THE ES-
TATE OF REES R. OLIVER, JR.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause in the Circuit Court
of Walton County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Walton
County, Florida, more particularly
described in attached Exhibit A at
public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at www.walton.
realforeclose.com, in accordance
with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, at
11:00 a m., Central Standard Time,
on the 22nd day of January, 2013.

PARCEL 1

DESCRIPTION A

BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION
OF THE WEST LINE OF GOV-
ERNMENT LOT 4, SECTION 27,
TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE
19 WEST, WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND THE NORTHERLY
SHORELINE OF MALLET BAYOU,
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES
13'41" WEST ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4
A DISTANCE OF 513.28 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 13'41" WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 362.20 FEET TO A
POINT SOMETIMES CALLED THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER FOR SEC-
TION 28; THENCE GO NORTH 00
DEGREES 03'57" EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 1018.16 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MARKER; THENCE
GO NORTH 89 DEGREES 56'32"
EAST A DISTANCE OF 1227.32
FEET; THENCE GO SOUTH 42
DEGREES 06'30" WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 1200 FEET; THENCE
GO SOUTH 04 DEGREES 40'39"
WEST A DISTANCE OF 185 FEET;
THENCE IN A SOUTHWESTERLY
DIRECTION 535 FEET MORE OR
LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

AND

DESCRIPTION B

COMMENCING AT THE INTER-
SECTION OF THE WEST LINE OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 4 OF SEC-
TION 27, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH,


RANGE 19 WEST, OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA ON THE
NORTH SHORELINE OF MAL-
LET BAYOU; THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 13'41" WEST
ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 337.41
FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF
AN EXISTING 60 FOOT ROAD;
THENCE NORTH 69 DEGREES
54'19" EAST ALONG SAID CEN-
TERLINE, 15.55 FEET; THENCE
CONTINUE ALONG SAID CEN-
TERLINE, NORTH 52 DEGREES
30'36" EAST, 308.88 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 61 DEGREES
52'35" EAST, ALONG SAID CEN-
TERLINE, 288.13 FEET; THENCE
ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 57
DEGREES 11'36" AND A RADIUS
OF 100.00 FEET, A CHORD DIS-


TANCE OF 95.74 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 04 DEGREES 40'39"
EAST, 138.54 FEET; THENCE
ALONG*A CURVE TO THE RIGHT
HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 37
DEGREES 25'51" AND A RADIUS
OF 100.00 FEET A CHORD DIS-
TANCE OF 64.17 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 47 DEGREES 53'30"
WEST, 180.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 42 DEGREES 06'30"
EAST, 135.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 47 DEGREES 53'30"
EAST, 180.00 FEET TO SAID CEN-
TERLINE; THENCE SOUTH 42
DEGREES 06'30" WEST ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE, 135.0 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
LESS AND EXCEPT ANY AND
ALL ROAD RIGHTS OF WAY
(ALSO KNOWN AS LOT #8).

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

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on December 26,
2012.

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

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

NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY
ACT OF 1990 AND NOTICE RE-
QUIREMENT OF RULE 2.540(c)

If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are en-
titled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact: Court Admin-
istration, ADA Liaison Walton
County 571 Highway 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
(850) 5954400 (850) 595-0360
(fax) ADA.Walton@flcourtsl.
gov at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 711.

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---------------------------------------------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:
662012CA000963CAAXMX

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED
ASSET SECURITIES CORPO-
RATION, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2007-BC1,

Plaintiff,

vs.

GEORGE E. SEELING, et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:

ELIZABETH SEELING A/K/A
ELIZABETH E. SEELING
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 126 S
SHORE DRIVE #46, MIRAMAR
BEACH, FL 32550
ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 125 POIN-
CIANA BLVD, MIRAMAR BEACH,
FL 32550
CURRENT RESIDENCE UN-
KNOWN

GEORGE E. SEELING
ELIZABETH SEELING A/K/A
ELIZABETH E. SEELING
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 126 S
SHORE DRIVE #46, MIRAMAR
BEACH, FL 32550
ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 125 POIN-
CIANA BLVD, MIRAMAR BEACH,
FL 32550
CURRENT RESIDENCE UN-
KNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described proper-
ty

LOT 46, PHASE 1 OF BON VIL-
LAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 12, AT PAGE 2 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, PA., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or be-
fore February 2, 2013, a date which
is within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice in the
(Please publish in THE HERALD
BREEZE) and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost
to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact Shelia
Sims, Chief Deputy Court Admin-
istrator, Office of Court Administra-
tion at (850) 595-4400 at the M C
Blanchard Judicial Building, 5th
Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502 at least


7 days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the time
before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days, if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 711.

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court this 19th day of
December, 2012.

Martha Ingle
As Clerk of the Court
/s/ By: Jennifer Whiddon
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish: (Please publish in
The Herald Breeze)
11-07750

2tc: January 3, 10, 2013 562R
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT----------------------------------------------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT


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

BEACHSIDE I CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida non-profit condomini-
um association,

Plaintiff,

vs.

TERESA L. WITT-STAMPS, as
survivor of an estate by the en-
tireties with JERRY J. STAMPS,
deceased, and LOUIS PROVEN-
ZA,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Lien Foreclosure, dat-
ed the 20th day of December, 2012,
entered in the above-styled case,
I will sell the following described
property situated in WALTON
County, Florida, more particularly
described as

CONDOMINIUM UNIT 4064,
BEACHSIDE ONE, A CONDO-
MINIUM, TOGETHER WITH AN
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 235, PAGE 662, AS
AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidders for cash, at www.
walton.realforeclose.com in ac-
cordance with Chapter 45, Florida
Statutes, at 11:00 a m Central time,
on the 22nd day of January, 2013

FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES
THAT ANY PERSON OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN ANY SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, MUST
FILE A CLAIM FOR SAID FUNDS
WITH THE COURT OF COURT
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.

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

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court this 20th day of Decem-
ber 2012

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

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----------------------------------------------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 12CA1212
DIVISION:

KING LAKE LANDING, INC.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ESTATE OF WILBUR STANFORD
PFORR, together with any un-
known heirs, spouse, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and/or all oth-
er parties claiming by, through,
under or against WILBUR STAN-
FORD PFORR, any CLAIM OR DE-
MAND IN AND TO THE HEREIN-
AFTER DESCRIBED PROPERTY,
and JOHNNIE LOU PFORR, n/k/a
JOHNNIE LOU PFORR VERRETT,
DEFENDANTS,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: THE ESTATE OF WILBUR
STANFORD PFORR, ALL OTHER
PERSONS WHO MAY BE CON-
CERNED AND ALL PERSONS
OR PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THEM ANY RIGHT, INTEREST,
CLAIM OR DEMAND IN AND TO
THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED
PROPERTY

PARCEL NUMBER:
183N20280900020010, MORE LE-
GALLY DESCRIBED AS:

LOTS 1 THROUGH 10, BLOCK 2,
ORANGE CREST, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to Quit Title the said real
property has been filed against
you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Michael D Tidwell, pe-
titioners' attorney, whose address
is 811 N Spring Street, Pensacola,
FL 32501, on or before February
11, 2013, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court either before
service on petitioners' attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.

DATED this 28th day of Decem-
ber, 2012

CLERK OF COURT


/s/ By MA Cobb
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

/s/ By MICHAEL D. TIDWELL
Florida Bar No 0899887
811 N Spring Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
850/434-3223

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 12CA962

HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS IN-
DENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE
REGISTERED NOTEHOLD-
ERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-4,


RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY
LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES,
SERIES 2005-4,

Plaintiff,

vs.

YVONNE GEARHEART A/K/A
YVONNE S. GEARHEART; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF YVONNE
GEARHEART A/K/A YVONNE S.
GEARHEART; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT f1; UNKNOWN TENANT I#2;

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: Yvonne Gearheart
Yvonne S. Gearheart
Residence Unknown


A/K/A


Unknown Spouse of Yvonne Gear-
heart A/K/A Yvonne S Gearheart
Residence Unknown

If living: if dead, all unknown
parties claiming interest by,
through, under or against the above
named defendantss, whether said
unknown parties claim as heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, or other
claimants; and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein de-
scribed

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following described property in
Walton County, Floiida.

LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6, 7, 8, 9,16 AND
17, BLOCK 84, TOWN OF SANTA
ROSA, A SUBDIVISION IN SEC-
TION 22, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 20 WEST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
61, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT POR-
TION OF A 20 FOOT ALLEY
RUNNING NORTH AND SOUTH
THROUGH BLOCK 84, VACAT-
ED BY RESOLUTION NUMBER
94-19, TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN 1984 SKYLINE CORPO-
RATION DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME WITH VEHICLE IDENTIFI-
CATION NUMBERS: H28060GL
AND H28060GR AND TITLE NUM-
BERS: 42531479 AND 42544303

STREET ADDRESS: 300 13TH
STREET, SANTA ROSA BEACH,
FL 32459

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Clarfield. Okon. Salomone &
Pincus. PL Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 500 S Austra-
Iran Avenue. Suite 730, West Palmi
Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days
after the date of the first publication
of this notice on or before Febru-
ary 2 2013. and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition

Dated on December 21, 2012

Martha Ingle
Clerk of said Court
/s/ By Jennifer Whiddon
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Clarfield. Okon PA
Attorneys for Plaintiff
500 S Australian Avenue.
Suite 730
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone (561) 713-1400

Publish:
The DeFuniak Herald Breeze

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----.-----------------------------------------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR WALTON COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-002365-CA

BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING,
LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LI-
ABILITY COMPANY

Plaintiff,

vs.

MICHAEL STONE, ERIC FREGA,
HOME AMERICA MORTGAGE,
INC., TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITA-
KER MORTGAGE CORP., MA-
JESTIC SUN OWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC., THE SEASCAPE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC. UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.
al.,

Defendantss.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 18, 2012, entered in Civil Case
No: 09-002365-CA, of the Circuit
Court of the First Judicial Circuit
in and for Walton County, Florida,
wherein BAYVIEW LOAN SERVIC-
ING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, and
MICHAEL STONE, ERIC FREGA,
HOME AMERICA MORTGAGE,
INC, TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITA-
KER MORTGAGE CORP, MA-
JESTIC SUN OWNERS' ASSOCIA-
TION, INC and THE SEASCAPE
I HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC are Defendants.

I will sell to the highest bidder
for cash, www.walton.realfore-
gloseom at 11 00 AM, on the 19th
day of March, 2013, the following
described real property as set forth
in said Final Summary Judgment, to
wit:

UNIT NO. B-610, OF MAJESTIC
SUN, PHASE II, CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2303, AT PAGE
0056, AS AMENDED BY AMEND-
MENT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 2323, AT PAGE
0652, AND ALL EXHIBITS AND
AMENDMENTS THEREOF, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A: 1200 SCENIC GULF DRIVE,
#B-610, MIRAMAR BEACH, FL.,
32550

If you are a person claiming a light
to funds remaining after the sale,
you must file a claim with thie clerk
no later than 60 days after thIe sale
If you fail to file a claim you will not


be entitled to any remaining funds
After 60 days, only the owner of re-
cord as of the date of the his pen-
dens may claim the surplus

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the court on December 21,
2012

MARTHA INGLE
CLERK OF THE COURT
/s/ By A Price
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)

Attorney for Plaintiff.
Brian L Rosaler, Esquire
POPKIN & ROSALER, PA
1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
09-22707

2tc: January 3, 10, 2013 566R
---------------------------------------------
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 1ST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.: 66-2009-CA-001143

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

GLORIA MORGAN; LE SOLEIL
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GLORIA MORGAN; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,

Defendants.

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 18th day of De-
cember, 2012, and entered in Case
No 66-2009-CA-001143, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 1ST Judicial Circuit
in and for Walton County, Florida,
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
is the Plaintiff and GLORIA MOR-
GAN, LE SOLEIL HOMEOWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GLORIA MORGAN
and UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. The
Clerk of this Court shall sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
electronically at www.walton.real-
foreclose.comr at 11 00 AM on the
19th day of March, 2013, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit

LOT 5, LE SOLEIL SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE(S) 36, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WAL-
TON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

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

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact Shelia Sims, Chief Dep-
uty Court Administrator, Office
of Court Administration at (850)
595-4400 at the M.C. Blanchard
Judicial Building, 5th Floor, Pen-
sacola, FL 32502 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.

Dated this 21st day of Decem-
ber, 2012

MARTHA INGLE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ By. A. Price
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Submitted by:
Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson,
PA.
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
PRIMARY EMAIL FOR SERVICE:
eservice@miarshallwatson.com
09-34059

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 1ST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2011-CA-001060

GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,

Plaintiff,

vs.

MANSELL, JAMES, et. al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Final Judg-
ment entered in Case No. 2011-
CA-001060 of the Cicurt Court of
the 1ST Judicial Cuicuit in and for
WALTON County, Flonrida, wherein,
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff,
and, MANSELL, JAMES, et al, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at, SALE WILL TO
BE CONDUCTED VIA THE INTER-


NET www.walton.realforeclose,
con,. at the hour of 11:00 AM, on
the 19th day of Maich, 2013, the fol-
lowing described property

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4,
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3
NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST; RUN
THENCE EAST 300 FEET FOR
A POINT OF BEGINNING; RUN
THENCE NORTH 660 FEET; RUN
THENCE EAST 100 FEET; RUN
THENCE SOUTH 660 FEET; RUN
THENCE WEST 100 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.

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


sale

DATED this 21st day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

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

Publish in.
THE DEFUNIAK HERALD
BREEZE
Submitted by:
GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A.
TRADE CENTRE SOUTH
100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK RD.
STE. 700
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309

IMPORTANT

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please
contact the Clerk of the Court's
Disability Coordinator at, COURT
ADMINISTRATION, ADA LIAISON
WALTON COUNTY 571 HIGHWAY
90 EAST, DEFUNIAK, FL 32433,
8505954400 at least 7 days be-
fore your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
(26433 0536/bsmith)


2tc: January 3, 10, 2013
NOTICE
NOTICE


568R


Tn-County Community Council,
Inc., Board of Directors will meet
on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:00
P.M., with Finance Committee meet-
ing at 4.15 and Board Development
Committee meeting at 4:30 PM., at
McLains Restaurant located on 331
South in DeFuniak Springs.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Code Enforce-
ment Board will hold their regular
meeting on January 17, 2013 begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m. to be held at the
South Walton Courthouse Annex.

Any person who decides to appeal
any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at a meeting
of the Board will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, including the testimony
and evidence upon which an appeal
may be based

Walton County adheres to the
American with Disabilities Act and
will make reasonable modifications
for access to the meetings upon re-
quest. Please call (850) 892-8115
to make a request For hearing im-
paired, please call 1-800-955-8771
(TDD). 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE).
Requests must be received at least
48 hours in advance of the meeting
to allow time to provide the request-
ed services.

Please be advised accordingly.

2tc January 3. 10. 2013 570R
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Notice of Public Meeting
Magnolia Creek Community
Development District

The regular meeting of the
Board of Supervisors of Magnolia
Creek Community Development
District will be held on January 10,
2013 at 930 am at the Walton
County Coastal Branch Library, lo-
cated at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

This meeting is open to the
public and will be conducted in ac-
cordance with provisions of Florida
Law for Community Development
Districts. The meeting may be
continued in progress without addi-
tional notice to a time, date and lo-
cation stated on the record. There
may be occasions when one or
more Supervisors will participate by
telephone. At the above location will
be present a speaker telephone,
so that any person can attend the
meeting at the above location and
be fully informed of the discussions
taking place either in person or by
telephone communication.

Pursuant to provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommo-
dations to participate in this meeting
is asked to advise the District Of-
fice at (850) 334-9055, at least 48
hours before the meeting. If you are
hearing or speech impaired, please
contact the Florida Relay Service at
1(800) 955-8770, who can aid you
in contacting the District Office.

A person who decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting is advised that
this same person will need a record
of the proceedings and that accord-
ingly, the person may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, including the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.

Debra Anderson
District Manager

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Notice of Community Meeting

You are hereby notified that there
will be a community public involve-
ment program meeting for a pro-
posed development for property
known as "A Stone's Throw" located
in Section 30, Township 2 South,
Range 21 West, Walton County,
Florida. This meeting is sched-
uled for January 11, 2013 and will
begin at 5.30 p im at the offices of
Emerald Coast Associates, Inc,
179 County Hwy 393 South, Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida The purpose
of this meeting is to solicit and con-
sider input from adjacent/neighbor-
ing property owners regarding the
proposed development project. The
project will be a single family resi-
dential subdivision comprised of 4
lots with a total acreage of approxi-
mately 0 61 acres located in Destin,
Florida off Scenic Gulf Drve, at the
cornel of South Holiday Road and
Cross Creek Road

2tc January 3, 10, 2013 572R

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION

Take notice that the Walton County
Boaid of County Commissioners


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS
will hold a SPECIAL MEETING and
a closed EXECUTIVE SESSION
on January 8, 2013, beginning at
3.00 p m., or as soon as possible
to that time, at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex located at 31
Coastal Centre Blvd Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida to discuss the fol-
lowing cases:
Kebby Hall vs. Walton County,
Case
No.3:12-cv-00338-MCR-EMT
The Board of County Commission-
ers: Gerry Demrners, Interim County
Administrator; Toni L. Craig, County
Attorney; and Tim Warner and Bill
Warner, Special Counsel for the
County in the cases will attend the
meeting and it will be recorded by a
certified court reporter.
Any person who decides to appeal
any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at a meeting
of the Board will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, including the testimony
and evidence upon which an appeal
may be based.
Walton County adheres to the
American with Disabilities Act and
will make reasonable modifications
for access to the meetings upon re-
quest. Please call (850) 892-8115
to make a request. For hearing im-
paired, please call 1-800-955-8771
(TDD), 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE).
Requests must be received at least
48 hours in advance of the meeting
to allow time to provide the request-
ed services.
Administration
As approved by the BCC on De-
cember 18, 2012
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NOTICE
The Choctawhatchee River Soil
and Water Conservation District su-
pervisors will hold the regular meet-
ing on Monday, January 14, 2013 at
6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held
in the conference room of the USDA
Service Center located at 239 John
Baldwin Road, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida.
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PUBLIC HEARING
CANCELLATION NOTICE
The Walton County Design Re-
view Board regularly scheduled
public hearing for Thursday.
January 3. 2013 at 5:00 PM. at
the South Walton County Court-
house Annex located at 31 Coast-
al Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa
Beach, Florida 32459 IS HEREBY
CANCELLED.
The Design Review Board will make
a recommendation on major devel-
opments to the Board of County
Commissioners regarding these
items either to approve, approve
with conditions or to deny. Any
item that is tabled will be scheduled
for a future Design Review Board
meeting and will not go forward to
the Planning Commission until the
Design Review Board makes a rec-
ommendation
In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any


ence, many of her class-
mates asked if she had
won the million-dollar
prize. "I told them the
people who had won
were a lot older than
me. Maybe 40 years
from now I'll have a
chance to do something
like that." Until then
Ally intends to continue
doing what she loves.
That means travel-


HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3,2013


board or commissioner of any state
agency or authority, or of any agen-
cy or authority of any county, mu-
nicipal corporation, or other political
subdivision, which has scheduled a
meeting at which official acts are to
be taken receives, at least 48 hours
prior to the meeting, a written re-
quest by a physically handicapped
person to attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairperson or director
of such 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
reschedule 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 per-
son decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the board, agency,
or commission with respect to any
matter- considered at such meet-
ing or hearing, he or she will need
a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Please be advised accordingly.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Agent of Record for Medical
Insurance
December 31, 2012
The City of DeFuniak Springs,
Florida is seeking proposals for an
Agent of Record for Medical Insur-
ance from licensed, qualified firms
to provide a broad range of consult-
ing services in support of the City's
medical insurance.
To be considered, consultant must
submit an original and ten (10) cop-
ies of the RFP in a sealed envelope
or package, clearly marked with the
consultant's name, address, and the
words "Agent of Record for Medical
Insurance" to 71 US Highway 90
West, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433 or Post Office Box 685, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32435.
Entities interested in submitting
a proposal should contact Lacey
Woodham or Lisa Gierlinski at (850)
892-8500, between the normal of-
fice hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p m.,
to obtain the list of criteria which will
be used to complete the proposal.
The deadline for submission to the
City of DeFuniak Springs Florida is
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:00
p.m CST Any proposals received
after 2:00 p.m. on the above date
will not be accepted and will be re-
turned unopened
The City of DeFuniak Springs re-
serves the right to reject any and
all bids, waive any informality, and
award in the best interest of the
City of DeFuniak Springs The City
of DeFuniak Springs is an Affirma-
tive Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA
Employer and a Drug Free Work
Place.
THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK
SPRINGS
William W Holloway
Assistant City Manager


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576R


REVISIONS


aimed at nimaking the
ordinance clearer and
more enforceable. Pro-
posed revisions to the
ordinance are in line
with the scope of that
direction by the Wal-
ton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC). Administration
has incorporated the
proposed revisions into
a draft document.

Requests for changes
and additions to the or-
dinance that were not
part of that scope were
not incorporated into
the draft document but
will be presented to the
commissioners sepa-
rately in order to get
the commissioners' di-
rection on them.
The first of these is
the possibility of mak-
ing permits available
for tourists or other
nonresidents to take
their dogs on the beach.
Currently, "dog on
the beach" permits are
available only to Wal-
ton County property
owners and permanent
residents. These per-
mits provide for dogs to
be taken onto the beach
between 4 p.m. and 8
a.m. during Daylight
Savings Time and be-
tween 3 p.m. and 9 a.m.
during non-Daylight
Savings Time. Permit
holders are required
to keep their dogs on a
leash and clean up after
them.
There is a $40 annual
fee for dog on the beach
permits. A $5 portion
of the fee goes to sup-
port the county's Habi-
tat Conservation Plan.
According to Walton
County Interim Admin-
istrator Gerry Demers,
it was suggested during
the workshop process
that these permits be
made available to non-
residents at a higher
rate. Demers noted
that extending dog on
the beach permits to
nonresidents has been
supported both by dep-
uties and code enforce-
ment officers and by the
South Walton Tourist
Development Council
(TDC). He said the abil-
ity to take dogs on the
beach has been a top re-
quest for tourists.
Demers said that this
would be a change that
could be accomplished
with a minor change to
the ordinance by means
of an addition to the fee
schedule.
Among other sugges-
tions outside the scope
of the ordinance review


are: charging char-
ter fishing operations
a higher fee for beach
vehicle access permits;
franchising the exclu-
sive right to vend at
public beach accesses;
constructing racks for
vendors to store their
equipment at public
beach accesses; issu-
ance of free permits
under the ordinance to
any veteran with a dis-
ability; the addition of
a Habitat Conservation
fee to all permits issued
under the ordinance;
and an increase in fines
for "glass on the beach"
violations. In addition,
there has been a re-
quest by beach vendors
to allow them to obtain
state certification to
survey the beach for sea
turtle nests. Also there
has been a request by
the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service that any
items left on the beach
at night be removed by
the county. While this
is already a require-
ment per the current
ordinance, the county's
practice has been to
have code enforcement
officers flag the items
and allow 24 hours be-
fore removing them.
The draft ordinance
would provide for por-
tions of the code that
were superseded when
new ordinances were
approved to be deleted,
thus removing duplicate
and outdated material.
It would also bring por-
tions of the code deal-
ing with the beaches
into one location in the
code.
However, as pro-
posed, fees and penal-
ties associated with
beach activities would
be removed from the or-
dinance and put into a
separate resolution, in
order to provide for the
amounts of the fees and
penalties to be updated
as necessary without
the need to change the
ordinance. The pro-
posed resolution also
provides for additional
penalties in the form of
civil citations to. serve
as an enforcement tool.
The resolution would
set fines for violations
in connection with glass
bottles on the beach,
beach driving without a
permit or during unper-
mitted hours, unpermit-
ted fires on the beach,
overnight camping on
the beach, littering, and
holding special events
without a permit. rang-
ing from $25 to $200 for
a first violation to as


ing wherever she can to
help kids who want the
same things she does,
and to hopefully speak
at another TED event
to spread the message
of peace and goodwill
for children around
the world. "I just want
make a difference," she
said, "and TED is a way
for us to do that."


much as $500 for third
and subsequent viola-
tions.
Proposed revisions
to the section on beach
fires clarify that a per-
mit approved by the
South Walton Fire
District (SWFD) is re-
quired for any activ-
ity resulting in an open
flame on the beach---
and that all beach fires
must be in a container
approved by the SWFD.
It is stated that owners
of property adjacent to
the beach are exempt
from the requirement
to have the container
approved by the SWFD-
--but that "under no cir-
cumstances may fires
be directly on the sand
beach so as to contami-
nate the white sand." It
is added that, in addi-
tion to the requirement
for a fireworks display
permit from the SWFD
for fireworks south of
the bay, there would be
a requirement for the
company providing the
display to have a Bu-
reau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearm Explosive
License.

Another proposed
revision applies to
beach driving 'permits
for charter fishing op-
erations, providing for
permit holders to renew
their permits yearly
rather than having to
apply for one of the 15
permits available to
these businesses on a
"first-come, first-serve"
basis. Another provi-
sion would require
these operations to pro-
vide proof of liability
insurance. In addition,
beach driving by char-
ter fishermen would be
prohibited from 10 p.m.
until 8 a.m. or until the
completion of the morn-
ing survey for sea turtle
nest by turtle watch
volunteers, with the
exception of driving for
launching and recover-
ing boats. The proposed
revisions would set ad-
ditional requirements
for driving by charter
fishermen between dusk
and 10 p.m., including
having headlights on
dim and the placement
of red filters over the
headlights.
Red headlight filters
would also be required
on ATVs used on the
beach for "official non-
emergency, permitted
vendor, or private secu-
rity."
A proposed revision
to the section on per-
mits for special events


on the beach would re-
quire a permit for all
weddings held at pub-
lic beach accesses, in
order to prevent more
than one- wedding tak-
ing place at any public
access at one time.
Proposed require-
ments for beach equip-
ment vendors without
a defined area on the
beach would bar these
vendors from solicit-
ing from the beach and
would have them either
remove their equip-
ment from the beach
each day---or store it at
the toe of the dune only
in instances where the
customer would be us-
ing the equipment the
following day.
Vendors would also
be responsible for pro-
viding space within
their chair set-ups for
the public to set up
their own equipment
and for leaving aisles
for the public to access
the water. Vendors
would be responsible
for positioning their
equipment storage box-
es perpendicular to the
shoreline and at least
10 feet apart in order to
give nesting sea turtles
space to come onto the
beach. Also in the inter-
est of sea turtle nest-
ing, equipment stacked
at the toe of the dune at
night would be required
to be in neat stacks at
least 10 feet apart and
perpendicular to the
shoreline. Other pro-
posed additions to the
ordinance would set
standards for vendor
driving on the beach
aimed at minimizing
impact on nesting sea
turtles.
Another proposed ad-
dition would make ven-
dors operating on the
beach responsible for
maintaining a swimmer
advisory flag system,
and operational stan-
dards would be added
for water skiing, paras-
ail, and sailcraft activi-
ties.
There would be no
storage of hazardous
materials such as fuel
on the beach.

The public hear-
ing on the ordinance is
scheduled in conjunc-
tion with the Jan. 8
Walton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC) meeting, which
is to begin at 4 p.m. and
take place at the South
Walton Courthouse An-
nex. A final decision on
the proposals may take
place at the hearing.


Free coupon class at Coastal Branch Library Jan. 7


The Walton County
Coastal Branch Library
in Santa Rosa Beach on
Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. will
host a free coupon class
with Danielle Buen-


rostro of "Got Coupons?"
Join Buenrostro for a
free coupon class de-
signed to educate people
on the tremendous sav-
ings they all have right


at their fingertips. The
goal is to help cut your
grocery bill in half or
less. This class is free to
the public and will meet
in the community room


of the Coastal Branch
Library on Monday,
Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. No
registration is required.
Call Linda Thompson


at the Coastal Library
for more information
at (850) 267-2809. Visit
437 Greenway Trail,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL


32459 or visit the calen-
dar www.youseemore.
com/walton email RSVP
info@gotcouponsusa.
com


Wireless Emergency Alerts are




coming to a cell phone near you


Have you ever won-
dered when you went
to bed at night if there
was a serious weather
event how you would
find out about it? The
State Emergency Re-
sponse Team (SERT)
in conjunction with the
Sral Emergency
Yfanagement Adminis-
tration (FEMA) advises
there is an answer to
that question. Wire-
less Emergency Alerts
(WEA) are now being
sent out to those who
have WEA capable cell


phones. Older phones
may not receive WEAs
and some phones will
soon receive software
updates that will add
this feature.
The free messages
are sent out automati-
cally. Cell phone us-
ers do not have to sign
up for this service but
some users have the
option of opting out. Al-
though some cell phone
users may be able to opt
out of these warnings,
Emergency Manage-
ment strongly discour-


ages this. The WEAs
are not intended to
take the place of gath-
ering further informa-
tion from other weather
sources. Stay tuned to
your television or your
NOAA weather radio
for what is happening
and what actions you
should take.
The messages are
sent to phones that are
located within a certain
radius of a cell phone
tower. SERT advises
that according to the
location of the phone


at the time of an alert,
users may receive mul-
tiple alerts for differ-
ent areas (i.e. individu-
als in eastern Walton
County may receive an
alert intended for those
in western Washington
or Holmes Counties).
There are three types
of alerts that are is-
sued:
1) Presidential Alert,
issued by the president
of the United States
in case of nationwide
emergency
2) Imminent Threat,


issued by National
Weather Service. For
Florida, this would in-
clude such warnings as
tornadoes, flash floods,
hurricane, extreme
wind or tsunami.
3) AMBER Alert, is-
sued by law enforce-
ment to share infor-
mation about a child
abduction

Emergency Manage-
ment Director Maj. Joe
Preston stated, "This is
a great feature to keep
our citizens informed of


all types of emergency
situations, not just hur-
ricanes. More and more
of our citizens are using
smart phones as their
only source of commu-
nication. This provides
a viable option for alert-
ing someone who may
not be at home listening
to the radio or watching
their television."
For further infor-
mation on WEAs, con-
tact your local cell
phone provider or go to
http://www.fema. gov/
integrated-public-alert-
warning-syste'm.


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DEC. 29, 2012 sun set ocr Eastern Lake.


BRENDA REES converses with her guests on the deck as the sun goes down
over Eastern Lake and the gulf.


GUESTS AT the Dec. 29 celebration join in the traditional sunset toast.


LANE REES shlars refreshments and conversation with Bob Conklin (left)
and D)onal Alficri (rightl).


Walton County Anniversary celebrated


Story and photos by
DOTTY NIST

The countdown to
Walton County's 200th
birthday continued on
Dec. 29 with a celebra-
tion on Eastern Lake.
Lane and Brenda
Rees hosted a gathering
in honor of the Dec. 29,
1824, founding of Wal-
ton County. This has
been an annual event
for the couple and their
guests since 2004.
"We have a great
time hosting one of
Florida's most historic
and beautiful counties,"
said Brenda, a Walton
County native, avid his-
torian and author.
Lane Rees, a native
Texan, is a local busi-
ness owner and former
Walton County commis-
sioner. He and Brenda
have resided in Walton
County full-time for
more than a decade.
As has been the tradi-
tion at the yearly gath-
erings, guests joined in
a sunset toast on the
Rees' deck overlooking
Eastern Lake and the
gulf, and the poem Oc-
tavia by Edgar Allan
Poe was recited:

When wit, and wine
and friends have met
And laughter crowns
the festive hour
In vain I struggle to
forget
Still does my heart
confess thy power
And fondly turn to
thee.
But Octavia do not
strive to rob
My heart, of all that
soothes it pain
The mournful hope
that every throb
Will make it break for
thee!

Poe wrote the poem
in honor of Octavia Wal-
ton Le Vert, who was
extremely renowned as
a socialite, world trav-
eler, and writer during
the mid-19th century
and was friends with
prominent politicians
and literary figures of
the day. Le Vert was
the daughter of George
Walton, Jr., namesake


for Walton County.
George Walton, Jr.,
served as secretary of
the territory of West
Florida from 1821 to
1826 and later as acting
governor for the state
of Florida. His father,
George Walton, Sr., was
a signer of the Declara-
tion of Independence.
Another tradition
was continued at the
Dec. 29 g ll,. li i-. the
selection of an honorary
George Walton, IJr., and
Octavia Walton Le Vert
for the evening. The
honorees for 2012 were
Paul Wolfe and wife
Lauren Rees Wolfe,
daughter of Lane and
Brenda.
On display in the
Rees' home was the sig-
nature of George Wal-


ton. Jr.. obtained by
Brenda through her re-
search of historic docu-
Ients.
Brenda pointed out
to guests that Wal-
ton County, the eighth
county to be created in
the state, is one of the
older counties in the re-
gion.
"While Walton Coun-
ty will be 200 years old
in 202-1:" she explained,
"it will be -' ,' when
Washington County is
200 years old, 2113 for
Bay County to be 200
years old, and 2115 for
Okaloosa County to be
200 years old."
"Walton was carved
out of Escambia Coun-
ty, one of Florida's
two counties created
in 1821, and Jackson


County, founded 1822,"
Brenda noted.
She recently pub-
lished a historical work,
T.T. Wentworth, Jr..
Museum 55th Anniver-
sary. T.T. Wentworth,
Jr., a historian and his-
torical artifact collector,
was Brenda's late uncle.
Wentworth founded the
museum bearing his
name, which has been
described as a treasure
trove of artifacts from
West Florida's heri-
tage.
The book is available
for purchase at the T.T.
Wentworth, Jr., Florida
State Museum, and
proceeds from its sale
benefit West Florida
Historic Preservation,
Inc.
Attendees at the


countdown celebrations
sign a guest book, and
each year wine is set


aside to be partaken of
at the county's bicen-
tennial.


LAUREN AND PAUL WOLFE, selected as hon-
orary George Walton, Jr., and Octavia Walton La
Vert for the evening.


LOCAL ARTIST Susan Alfieri (left) chats with Brenda Rees at the gather
ing.


LAUREN WOLFE (center) is joined by Bob and L.ynne Conklin.


ANDREA ALFIERI, dunce'( instructor at Seaside
Neighborhood School, at the celebration.


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