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Title: The DeFuniak herald combined with the breeze
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DeFuniak herald
Alternate title: Beach breeze
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
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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The DeFuniak Springs PUBLISHED CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1888



HERALD
COMBINED WITH THE BREEZE


VOLUME 124 NUMBER 3 SECTIONS THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 75 PER COPY


INSIDE
I INSIDE I

COMMISSIONER
RESPONDS TO
ARTICLES
Procedural
question in coun-
ty administrator
process. 1-C




EDUCATION
CHANGES
UNDERWAY
FROM THE
TOP DOWN
School board
talks Common
Core Standards,
new hire. 12-A




ROCK HILL
PROPERTY
LAND USE
CHANGE
DENIED
No extractive
use permitted.


WCEDAJAN.


WCEDA JAN. 10


MEETING
Financial


re-


port, possible
revisions to stra-


tegic plan
cussed. 3-A


dis-


BCC JAN. 8
ROLL CALL
Main agenda
items and ac-
tions taken. 7-A




MOLITERNO
RESIGNS AS
TDC
EXECUTIVE DI-
RECTOR
Gives 90-day
notice at Jan. 8


DFS City Council reaches


settlement with


Scoville in ACLU lawsuit


By REID TUCKER
The DeFuniak
Springs City Council
unanimously approved
an agreement with for-
mer Planning Director
Greg Scovilfe, who sued
the city after he was
fired last October due
to his failure to comply
with a random drug
test.
The details of the


tentative agreement
were laid out by City
Attorney Clayton Ad-
kinson on Jan. 14 at the
Council's first regularly
scheduled meeting of
the new year. The settle-
ment plan was reached
after meetings between
Adkinson, the Florida
League of Cities and
the American Civil Lib-
erties Union attorney


MATTHEW AVER Y


Walton Area Chamber

welcomes Matthew

Avery as Chairman of

the Board of Directors


The Walton Area
Chamber of Commerce
is pleased to welcome
Matthew Avery as
chairman of the board
of directors for 2013.
Incoming Chair Mat-
thew Avery is a highly
innovative and team-
oriented executive. He
is currently the vice
president of engineer-
ing for CHELCO, an
electric cooperative that
serves over 47,000 me-
ter points in northwest
Florida. He has worked
with CHELCO for near-
ly 10 years and in the
electric utility industry
for fifteen years.
Avery is very ac-
tive in the community.
He is a member of the


Niceville United Meth-
odist Church and serves
on the staff parish re-
lations committee, is
a member of the All
Sports Association and
was an honorary com-
mander with the 16th
Electronic Warfare
Squadron, 53rd Wing.
His Chamber involve-
ment includes being past
chairman of BUILD, a
community-wide men-
torship. program, Av-
ery is also a graduate
of Leadership Walton,
a community develop-
ment program designed
to invigorate leadership
and to identify, educate,
cultivate and nurture
See CHAMBER 9-A


representing Scoville in
the suit, filed on Oct. 31
with the U.S. District
Court for the North-
ern District of Flori-
da. Scoville's lawsuit
against the city claimed
that requiring him to
take the "suspicionless"
randomized drug test
was a violation of his
Fourth Ammendment
right to protection from


unreasonable searches
by the government.
The terms of the
agreement, as laid out
by Adkinson, are two-
fold. First, it stipulat-
ed that the city repeal
its existing "drug-free
workplace" policy ex-
cept as randomized
drug tests apply to em-
ployees who work on
natural gas or electric


GREG SCOVILLE

lines and to those that
operate commercial ve-
hicles for the city. Sec-
ondly, Scoville is to be
reinstated to his former
See LAWSUIT 3-A


Freeport sets interview


procedures for fire


department hire


By BEN GRAFTON
Freeport City Plan-
ner Latilda Henninger
opened the Council
meeting of Jan. 8 with
a request to reschedule
the workshop to discuss
changes to the Indus-
trial Use category in
the Land Development
Code until Jan. 23. The
Council approved the
request.
Interim Fire Chief Al
Ford reported that De-
cember had been a very
busy month for the de-
partment. A total of 70
calls including five fires
and 50 emergency medi-
cal calls were. answered.
This is an increase of 71
calls over 2011. Fire-
fighters attended ad-
vanced training classes
and had one workday to
spruce up and clean up
the station.
The fire department's
toys and food programs
were well received.
There were 60 needy
people from the Free-
port community fed and
toys were delivered to
27 children.
Ford reported that
the electrical upgrade
for the fire station was
completed.
Mayor Mickey Marse
congratulated the fire
department for. doing,
"...a terrific job."
Marse advised the
Council that Parks Di-
rector Shane Supple
wants to buy a SandPro,
a device that is used to
level and smooth the
dirt portion of baseball
field infields. These are
specialty items and they
are hard to locate. One


with a 90-day guaran-
tee sells for $6,150. The
Council approved the
purchase.
Engineer Charlie
Cotton of Preble-Rish
reported Council that
materials to install the
new altitude valve on
the Portland water tank
system are on order.
Cotton also reported
that the construction of
the block walls for the
new control building
at No 4 well should be
completed by the end of
the week.
Marse told the Coun-
cil that he and Jody
Solomon had paid a
visit to the Department
of Transportation to "...
straighten out problems
with contractor's work
on the U.S. Highway
331 utilities relocation
project."
Marse reported that,
as of today, 13 firefight-
ers, all of whom are well
qualified, have applied
for the job opening. He
apologized for the stress
of moving forward on
filling this job.
A committee, headed
by Interim Chief Rus-
sell Beaty will inter-
view all of the appli-
cants. 'The committee
understands that the
city can hire only one of
the applicants. Council-
man Charlie Simmons
commented that it was
important for the city to
hire the best firefighter
in the group. Council-
woman Elizabeth Bran-
non proposed that some
of the interview com-
mittee members come
from out of the com-


munity, but Council-
men Ray Jackson and
Harold Taunton argued
that all of the commit-
tee members should be
county residents.
The interview com-
mittee will bring the
top four applicants to
the Council which will
then select the indi-
vidual to be hired. The
committee will try to
bring these four to the
Council at its Feb. 12
meeting.
Marse reminded the
Council that the city
must also hire a new
fire chief and expressed
concern that city may
not have enough money
to get a new chief with-
out going over the bud-
get. Marse wants.
Councilman Ray
Jackson made a mo-
tion that the fire chief
should be hired before
the firefighter. The mo-
tion died for the lack of
a second.
The recommenda-
tions for the job descrip-
tion and qualifications
for a new fire chief will
be reviewed and ap-
proved by the Council
by its next meeting,
Jan. 24.
The Council approved
a request by the Town
Planters to waive fees
for their craft show.
Simmons asked about
the status of annexation
of the Waterview Cove
development. City At-
torney Clay Adkinson
will look into whether
or not an enclave would
be created by this ac-

See HIRE 9-A


meeting.


Walton County

Amtrak funding stalled


ARTS &
ENTERTAINMENT
5-C

CLASSIFIED 6-C

OUTDOORS 2-C

ARRESTS 10-A

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During 2012, repre-
sentatives of Walton
County voiced their
support of a program to
move towards finding
a way to bring Amtrak
service back through
Walton County. While
high on the county's
list of priorities, it ap-
pears that program has
stalled.
According to govern-
ment affairs consul-
tants Marlow & Com-
pany, currently it does
not appear that Amtrak
has the funds to move


forward with re-open-
ing the line from Loui-
siana to Sanford, Fla.
While there appears to
be strong support from
many regional groups,
Congress is not pre-
pared to financially
move forward with
providing Amtrak the
funds.
"There are a number
of hurdles at the state
level that Amtrak has
to sort through with
each state the tracks
See AMTRAK 12-A


AMTRAK'S SUNSET LIMITED


BCC
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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


WCSO locates

missing

endangered adult


At approximately
11:26 p.m. on Jan. 13,
Walton County Sher-
iffs Office received a
call for assistance in
locating Joseph Wayne
Brown Sr. (aka Joey
Brown), 57, of Ponce De
Leon. Brown was being
treated in the Intensive
Care Unit at Health-
mark Regional 'Medi-
cal Center when he left
without being properly
discharged. Brown was
last seen wearing a hos-
pital gown with green
socks and an IV in his
left forearm.
Deputies, along with
a K-9 unit, searched
through the early morn-
ing hours in an attempt
to locate Brown. Brown
was entered as an en-
dangered missing per-
son due to his medical
state of an altered men-
tal status.
At approximately
12:30 p.m. Jan. 14,
Walton County Sheriffs
Office received informa-
tion that Brown was at
his home at 1759 Red


Hill Road in Ponce De
Leon.
Deputies arrived at
the home to find a rela-
tive present who denied
Brown was there. Law
enforcement were al-
lowed to come inside and
made contact through a
bathroom door with an
individual who claimed
to be a female family
member. Deputies were
able to ascertain the
individual inside the
bathroom was Brown.
Brown barricaded him-
self in the bathroom and
it was believed he was
armed with a shotgun.
Deputies exited the
home and negotiators
and SWAT team mem-
bers were called out
to the scene to assist.
SWAT members made
entry to the home, re-
trieved Brown from. the
bathroom shower and
took him into 'custody
without incident. He
was transported to Fort
Walton Beach Medical
Center for mental eval-
uation and treatment.


A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY was held on Saturday, Jan. 12, for the Sweet Talk Wireless store
at 1045B U.S. Hwy 331S. They can be reached by calling (850) 951-1181.


Walton, Holmes and Washington


County state legislative


delegations to ho


Paxton Backpack

Buddies program

needs, food and funds


There is an imme-
diate need of food and
cash for the Paxton
Backpack Buddies pro-
gram through the end
of January. This weekly
delivery of food is cur-
rently serving 20 needy
children in the Paxton
area. There is also a
long-term goal of estab-
lishing a sponsors) for
this program.
CONTACT: Ricki
McWilliams 892-8172


or rickim@ufl.edu if you
or someone you know is
interested in donating
for the immediate or
long terms needs of this
program.

DONATION LOCA-
TION (Food or cash):
Walton County Exten-
sion office DeFuniak
Springs/ brick building
located in the Walton
County Fair Grounds
parking lot.


Police and fire

department respond

to house fire in

DeFuniak Springs


At approximately
12:43 p.m. on Jan. 8,
DeFuniak Springs
Police and DeFuniak
Springs Fire Depart-
ment responded to a
residential fire at 141
Morris Drive.
SUpon the two agen-
cies' arrival the resi-
dent later identified as
Timothy M. Herring
was found outside of
the residence suffering
from severe burns to
his legs. Herring was
transported by ambu-
lance to the DeFuniak
Springs Municipal
Airport where he was
flown by helicopter to
Sacred Heart Hospital
of Pensacola, Florida.
After a short time at
Sacred Heart Hospital,
he was taken by heli-
copter to Shands Burn
Center in Gainesville,
Fla.
Members from the
DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice assisted in securing
the scepe as members
from the fire depart-
ment worked diligently
fighting the hot flames
that had fully engulfed
the residence prior to
their arrival. Per proto-
col the State Fire Mar-
shal's Office was con-
tacted by officials.
During the extin-
guishing of the fire
suspicious items were
found that enhanced
the possibility that the


Members of the Wal-
ton, Holmes and Wash-
ington County state
legislative delegation
will hold a public hear-
ing on Tuesday, Jan.
29. The Walton County
delegation meeting will
be from 1:30 3 p.m.
at the Walton County
Commissioners' Cham-
ber Boardroom located
at 571 U.S. 90 West,
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
The Holmes County
delegation meeting will
take place at the Hol-
mes County School Dis-
trict Office located at
701 East Pennsylvania
Avenue, Bonifay, Fla.
from 3:30 5 p.m.
The Washington
County delegation meet-
ing, which is set run
from 5:30 7 p.m., will
be located at the Board
of County Commission-
ers' Chamber Annex
Boardroom located at
1331 South Boulevard,
Chipley, Fla.
Delegation members
will hear public com-
ments on proposals for
the 2013 Legislative
Session. They will also
consider and vote on "lo-
cal bills," which is state


fire had started while
Herring was perform-
ing a criminal act.
After the fire had
been extinguished mem-
bers from the DeFuniak Jan I
Springs Police part- 2 Ya
nered with the State 23
Fire Marshal's Office in \ OFFICE
the investigation. Items 6455 Co
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vestigation are consis- ^
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manufacture metham- ELECT
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concerns and guidance
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25. Any member of the
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and. Washington Coun-
ty legislative delegation
includes Representative
Marti Coley (R-Marian-
na) and Senator Don
Gaetz (R-Niceville).
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legislative

funding workshop


The Walton County
Board of County Com-
missioners (BCC) will
hold a public workshop
on Tuesday, Jan. 22,
2013 at 8 a.m., or soon
thereafter, at the Wal-
ton County Courthouse


located at 571 U.S. 90,
DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. The purpose of
this workshop is to dis-
cuss FY 2013 legisla-
tive funding priorities.
Please be governed ac-
cordingly.


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


WCEDA wrestles with life without managing director


By BEN GRAFTON

The business session
of the Walton County
Economic Development
Alliance (WCEDA)
board meeting of Jan.
10 was opened with a fi-
nancial report by board
member Lori Kelley
that expenses are close
to budget and there is
little change from last


month's status.
Board member/Inter-
im County Administra-
tor Gerry Demers asked
if WCEDA assets in-
cluded carryovers from
previous years. Kelley
replied that the answer
would require some
research and that she
would report findings
at the next meeting
WCEDA has


LAWSUIT


position, with his termi-
nation being rescinded
on the condition that he
will resign effective the
same date as his origi-
nal termination.
Upon the fulfill-
ment of the agreement,
Scoville will execute a
release from the city,
While responses to any
Inquiries made to the
city regarding Scoville's
time as planning direc-
S tor will cite only the
dates of his employ-
ment, salary and job
description!; with the
termination being com-
pletely stricken from
the official record.
: Furthermore, Scoville
'will then negotiate the
League of Cities to de-
termine the amount of
his compensation, with
the League ultimately
writing the check.
Adkinson said such an
agreement with Scoville
should prove beneficial
to both the city and to
Scoville himself, as his
own attorney fees would
have likely overshad-
owed any damages he
could collect in a judge-
ment had the case gone
to court.
"We have an oppor-
tunity to settle this
case with Mr. Scoville
that would save a lot of
money," Adkinson said.
"The League recom-
mends this settlement.
I concur with them in
that recommendation
simply because of the
questions about the
policy as it applies to all
municipalities not just
us, but everyone in the
state."
Even though the
Council voted unani-
mously to repeal the
current city drug .pol-
icy, that does not pre-
vent it from coming up
with another, perhaps
more specific, policy to
replace it. Adkinson
referred to the legal
challenge that halted
Governor Rick Scott's
March 2011 Executive
Order mandating state
employees in executive
'branch agencies submit
to random drug testing,
recommending that the
Council wait until the
broader issue of ran-
domized drug testing is
resolved in the courts
before the city adopts
new drug policy. Ad-
kinson said a decision
in the Scott case could
be reached this year or
possibly in 2014.
Though Councilman
Ron Kelley voted along
with the other board
members to accept the


$478,000 in cash assets,
primarily funding for
current infrastructure
projects, and an addi-
tional $453,000 in land
value.' The land value
is postetLt a cost basis
rather t appraised
value.
The Form 990 tax re-
turns for WCEDA and
EDC were presented.
The documents were


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A


terms of the agree-
ment, he nevertheless
expressed his regret for
the need for such an ar-
rangement.
"It's just unfortu-
nate," Kelley said. "I
mean, it just seems like
if you sue [the city] you
can cash in. But it could
be worse."
Other major items re-
quiring action remained
on the Council's agenda
following the matter of
the settlement agree-
ment, including further
discussion about the
ordinance for a voter
referendum regarding
the mayor's power to
veto decisions by the.
Council or to break tie
votes. Adkinson recom-
mended that the Coun-
cil direct him to include
an explanation on the
ballot in order to convey
to the public the reason-
ing behind the referen-
dum. The Council's in-
tent with the ordinance
is to enable the mayor
to confer with Council
members on matters of
city policy, something
holders of the office
cannot do under the
existing ordinance as it
would involve a breach
of Florida's Sunshine
Law.
The Councilmembers
voted 5-0 to conduct the
first reading of the pro-
posed ordinance and to
advertise for adoption.
A public hearing will
be held prior to the or-
dinance's adoption at
the Council's regularly
scheduled meeting on
Feb. 11. For his part,
Mayor Harold Carpen-
ter has been behind the
ordinance since the sug-
gestion to remove his
office's right to vote first
came up at a meeting
months ago and for the
.same reasons as stated
above.
"I think this is the
way we really need to
go," Carpenter said.
"I've been here a long
time and I see the need
to discuss things with
each one of these gen-
tlemen sitting at the
table."
Another item of
much discussion at the
meeting was Council-
man Mac Work's rec-
ommendation that, in
the wake of the Dec. 14
mass shootings at San-
dy Hook Elementary
School in Connecticut,
the city should take
extra security precau-
tions. The thrust of
Work's suggestion was
to have panic buttons
with direct links to


/
the DeFuniak Springs
Police Department in-
stalled at City Hall, the
nearby City Hall Annex
and at the main office
of the Public Works De-
partment. City Marshal
Mark Weeks and often
another member of the
DFSPD attend meet-
ings to provide security,
but panic buttons would
provide more security
for daytime workers,
Work said.
,"Whatever the cost is
we need to install panic
buttons in those three
places...in case we have
something like [the
Sandy Hook Elemen-
, tary School shootings],"
he said.
Other members of
the board expressed
their agreement with
Work's proposal, even
though the money for
the installation of panic
buttons or any other ad-
ditional security mea-
sures had obviously not
been budgeted for this
fiscal year.
"We don't need to
wait for something bad
to happen before we do
anything," said Coun-
cilman Henry Ennis.
Other news from the
meeting included ap-
proval from the Council
for City Manager Sar-
ah Bowers to sign and
submit the Fiscal Year
2013 Airport Improve-
ment Program pre-
application for federal
assistance to the Fed-
eral Aviation Adminis-
tration. The FAA will
pick up 90 percent of
the bill associated with
the program, with the
remaining 10 percent
to be split between the
Florida Department of
Transportation and the
city. Also, the Council
gave approval to Russell
Lee Brown, a represen-
tative of Emerald Coast
Bottle Collectors, Inc.,
to hold an annual glass
bottle show at the Com-
munity Center on May
18.

Finally, the Council
approved a variance
request from the devel-
opers of the Taco Bell
restaurant project to
reduce the landscaping
requirements and the
front buffer setbacks on
U.S. 331 and Oaklawn
Drive. The setback
variances will reduce
the building's encroach-
ment into nearby wet-
lands by five feet. The
Taco Bell location
should be open for busi-
ness by mid-2013 if all
goes according to plan.


approved and signed.
Demers reported
that a survey of county
offices to determine if
temporary administra-
tive help could be pro-
vided to WCEDA has
been made and except
for some part-time sup-
port from the planning
department to guide cli-
ents through the devel-
opment order process
and telephone answer-
ing and e-mail process-
ing support from the
administrative depart-
ment and from Com-
missioner Comander's
office, no other interim
support was available.
Demers also reported
receiving inquiries from
potential clients. He
advised the board that
he does not have the
knowledge to answer
the questions about
available grants and
programs for which cli-
ents might be eligible.
Kellie Jo Kilberg,
president of the Wal-
ton Area Chamber of
Commerce (WACC)
said that her office can
help with the inquiries
but, depending on vol-
ume of work, some fair
compensation may be
requested.
Board Attorney Clay
Adkinson asked Kil-


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berg to furnish data on
hourly support rates
that could be used as
supporting documenta-
tion for future audits of
transactions.
The board approved
a procedure in which
WACC would respond
to incoming leads and
would invoice WCEDA
on a monthly basis for
their service.
Demers reported that
13 applications for the
open -managing direc-
tor's job have already
been received. County
human resources will
screen the applications
for qualifications but
will not present recom-
mendations on who to
hire. Applications re-
ceived will be brought
to the next board meet-
ing.
Board members dis-
cussed the status of the
project to provide new
web pages for WCEDA.
Invoices in the amount
of $3,000 and $4,000
have been received. It
was reported that the
design work is almost
done, but the contract
does not include load-
ing data into the new
web pages. The pro-
vider will be questioned
about the cost to load
data. The project status


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will be reviewed at the
next meeting.
Work is proceeding
on the infrastructure
project at the Freeport
Industrial Park. To
maintain progress an
approval process must
be establish so that
pipe, sod and gas pur-
chases may be made.
The board approved a
procedure for Freeport
Mayor Mickey Marse
to approve at these in-
voices for payment.

A review of the need
to provide a revised
strategic plan was dis-
cussed. One possible
solution would be to
ask the Institute for Se-
nior Professionals (ISP)
at Northwest Florida
State College to present
a plan to the board for
review and approval.
Representatives Mike
Flynt and Art Miller of
ISP were present at the
meeting and advised
the board that this is
the kind of work they
do. Adkinson said he
will review the possible
conflicts between this
approach and the work
being done by consul-
tant Kate McEnroe. In
the interim, the board
will ask ISP to consider
a request for this work.


the Choctawhatchee
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2013 DeFuniak Springs

Little League Registration

Registration for Baseball, Softball and T-Ball, ages 4 12, will be
held at the DeFuniak Springs Little League Park Press Box on the fol-
lowing dates:

Saturday, January 12 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Friday, January 18 5* :00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

The cost for sign-up is $65.00 per child and can be paid by cash or
check. Parents will need to provide a birth certificate for your child
along with 3 proofs of residency dated after April 1, 2012. Registra-
tion
forms can be downloaded at www.littleleague.org/assets/forms_pubs/
player_registrationform.pdf
Players will need to be present for Uniform Sizing when they regis-
ter. For more information contact us at 850-892-7475 or visit us on our
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Editorial Comment

LETTERS TOTHE EDITOR

PERSONAL COMMENTS


Editorial comment

Stuff to


talk about

By BRUCE COLLIER
Editor

I can tell that the holidays are past. Judging
from the volume of letters we haie received people
have their minds focused on something other than
merry-making. It makes me feel a little sorry for
the people in New Orleans they still have to make
it to Feb. 13 before the fun abates for 40 days.
Three-and-a-half months of revelry can wear down
even the heartiest partier. I know, I lived in the
Crescent City for 10 years. Lent was a treat.
This has been an eventful few weeks in Walton
County. We will be losing TDC Executive Director
Dawn Moliterno in three months. The Planning
Commission has gained 'Suzanne Harris by the
grace of one county commission vote. Bloggers -
both anonymous and vertebrate will have to aim
their sights on fresh game. And they will, of course.
Of the making of blogs, there is no end.
We have a lot of letters this week. You might be
surprised at two of them. I never thought I'd see
a lively debate in these pages over the character
of a 16th century pope, but it's a new year, and
hey, whatever. Dogs on the beach, the Counter-
Reformation we like to offer our readers a var-
ied menu. Enjoy, and remember, honest debate is
high-fiber and contains no trans-fats.



Editor:
At a time when politics and political wrangling
dominate our conversations and our thoughts all
too often, I am writing in appreciation of DeFuniak
legend Mary Vinson, who passed away New Year's
Day. Someone shared with me this past week that
Mary was one of DeFuniak's last true "South-
ern Ladies," the likes of which are disappearing
more often than we like to admit. I could not agree
more.
With her special artistic talent and her genuine
love for painting and teaching. Mary touched the
lives of hundreds of people, both young and old, in
DeFuniak Springs and northwest Florida over the
years. Yet, for all her recognition and accolades,
Mary remained humble--just happy that her art
could bring pleasure to.so many people. Those
,Who.knew Mary knew-her as a real treasure. Her
*influence will be felt and recognized in DeFuniak;
Springs for many years to come. How lucky we are
*to have had her with us! We will miss her.
Sincerely
Brenda Ray
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:
To everyone who attended the Christmas Eve
Service at First United Methodist Church; Thank
you so very much for your presence and for your
generous contributions of $3,035. This offering
gave us a total of $17,400. Our special thanks to
the anonymous donor who provided the remaining
$600 enabling us to reach our goal of $18,000. The
staff and children of the United Methodist Chil-
dren's Home are grateful for your participation and
contributions to our White Christmas Program.
Yours Truly,
Marianne Hussey
Children's Home Advocate
DeFuniak Springs



Editor:
I lived the first 25 years of my life in New Eng-
land. As a young adult, I worked for a welders sup-
ply distributor. As a sales representative, I called
on manufacturing businesses in three states: Ver-
mont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. It was '
amazing to me the extent and variety of machines,
tools, and equipment produced. Some were sold
worldwide with a reputation of being the best on
the market (2 Examples: Greenfield Taps & Dies
and Millers Falls Tools Company). Both were large
companies and employed many local people work-
ing three eight-hour shifts a day. Those companies
no longer exist. Those jobs moved overseas several
years ago. The loss of jobs continues to the pres-
ent.
Since 2001, the nation has lost more than 2.5
million manufacturing jobs and more than 850,000
professional service and information sector jobs to
overseas locations (Ref BIZ India Magazine). For-
rester Research Inc. predicts U.S. employers will
move 3.4 million white-collar jobs and $136 billion
in wages overseas by 2015.
There is some good news. I watched a program
on "60 Minutes" which reported that many of the
out of country jobs are returning. Companies are


developing robots to replace human workers. A
small number of humans will monitor the robots.
The work is done with more precision and the ro-
bots do not demand shorter hours, health insur-
ance, vacations, and smoke breaks. The good news
is the economy of the nation will improve. The bad
news is there will be a small percentage of jobs cre-
ated. Most of those will require high technical skill
levels.
In my opinion, this new trend is due to inherent
problems of running a business halfway around
the world.
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Editor:
Response to Ken Kirchhevel of Jan. 9, 2013
With advent of the Internet it was, perhaps, er-
roneous to assume that users would take full ad-
vantage of getting a better understanding of top-
ics of interest. Granted, as with all gifts such as
Internet, abuse of knowledge is inevitable. The
Catholic Church has been much maligned over the
ages since its founding by Jesus Christ. It is made
up of sinners trying live life worthy of the sacrifice
of Christ. It is made up families struggling to love
each other in the midst of various hardships and
blessings. Yes, there are saints, here and there, in
the crowd. Like all families, you have folks who
inspire and enrich the lives of others, and you
have folks who may have meant well or perhaps
lacked integrity and did terrible things and hurt
people. This is family, this is Christianity, this is
the Catholic Church.
I wish that those who are vulgarly obsessed
with the shortcomings of the Catholic Church,
would actually take the time to study the stellar
accomplishments the Church has done over the


ages, from feeding the hungry to caring for the
most vulnerable. Despite the centuries of harass-
ment, Catholics are still inspired to follow Christ
in service to others. We would rather honor God by
making our communities better places than feed
the despair that comes from ignorance.
The proclivity of hatred, bigotry, prejudice, and
meanness are so pass. It was my hope, for 2013,
that the misery and negativity of 2012 would not
have followed our community into a new year of
resolve. I would imagined that the recent Chris-
tian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ has
,perhaps touched the hearts of those seeking some
connection, some hope for something better than
what has held them down. With this beautiful gift
of freedom of speech, should we squander the op-
portunity to bring joy into the life of our commu-
nity with aggrandizement of logical fallacies mna-
querading as history.fact? Now~7let's atart 2013
over again, and this time, no bashing ofanyone for
any reason, OK?
Gordon Leopold
DeFuniak Springs


Editor:
Most of our founding fathers attended Bible ori-
ented schools and colleges, and had their minds
steeped in Scriptures, which became the basis of
the establishment of a free, moral republic by the
hands of these spiritual minded men. They recog-
nized that taking away the Bible and scriptures
from public education would result in a reversal of
these freedoms we so cherish.
Already,-'withlh.te absence of the Bible from pub-,
lic.education on all ld 1 ls, beginning in thie mid-19-
th century-college level, we are now witnessing an
erosion of our Judicial, Executive and Legislative
Branches of government which are changing our
National Documents to mean something contrary
to what was intended bv the founding fathers.


Editor:
On Jan. 10, reference was made to Ugo Bonco-
magni, Pope Gregory VIII. Lets set the facts cor-
rectly.
While it is true that he fathered a child out of
wedlock, it was before he was a professed Chris-
tian. He did have a lust for life during his teens
and younger years. He didn't become a Pope until
May 13, 1572. Born Jan. 7, 1502 would make him
S70 years old by the time he was elected Pope, plen-
ty of time to repent, and work for Christ, against
the spread of heresy, and grow the priesthood.
Here are some of his accomplishments:
He studied jurisprudence at the University of
Bologna, graduated at an early age as doctor of
canon and of civil law and later taught jurispru-
dence there. In 1539, age of 37, he came to Rome
whereupon Pope Paul III appointed him judge of
the Capitol, papal abbreviator, and referendary of
both. In 1545 he appointed one of the Pope's jurists
to the Council of Trent. He held various offices in
the Roman Curia under Pope Julius III including
prolegate of the Campagna in 1555. Under Pope
Paul IV he was appointed Bishop ofViesti in 1558,
before being ordained a priest. This sounds strange
to us today, but one does not have to be a priest to
be holy. We are all called to holiness. There was a
great conversion in Boncomgni's life. And he cer-
tainly had the education and management skills
to work in high appointments of responsibility.
In 1559, now 57 years old, Pius IV, sent him
as his confidential deputy to the Council of Trent,
where he remained till its conclusion in 1563. Af-
ter returning to Rome, he was appointed Cardinal
Priest of San Sisto in 1564, and as legate sent to
Spain to investigate the case of Archbishop Barto-
lom6 Carranza of Toledo, who had been suspected
of heresy and imprisoned by the Inquisition. While
in Spain he was appointed secretary of Papal
Briefs, and after the election of Pius V in 1566 and
returned to Rome.
After Pius V died he was elected pope. He fol-
lowed in the footsteps of his holy predecessor, and
was totally conscious of the great responsibility as-
sociated with his high position.
He founded numerous colleges and seminaries
of which at least 23 owe their existence or survival
to him. He supported these schools with money
from the Papal Treasury.
In 1581, Gregory VIII dispatched the Jesuit An-
tonio Possevino as nuncio to Russia, to mediate be-
tween Tsar Ivan IV and King Bathory of Poland.
He not only brought about an amicable settlement
between the two rulers, but also obtained for the
Catholics of Russia the right to practice their reli-
gion openly. Such effects are contrary to the letter
posted on Jan. 10.
Gregory's efforts to procure religious liberty
for the Catholics of England were without avail.


Those youth, trained in our "New" education sys-
tem, have become our national leaders today. --
Today, this "legalized" removal of the Bible from
all education levels can be witnessed by the in-
creased trends in disrespect by the youth for: Godd- _
their parents; the law; their teachers. These trends
are resulting in increased: crime rates; use of mind
altering drugs; sexual promiscuity; abortions; teen
suicides; teen and young adult murderers; en-
largement of correctional inst tuions. Theseare
our leaders tomorrow. -"
The absence of God is the absence of moiral
and freedoms. On which side of thefence do you
stand???
*Larry Randolph
DTFLP,,nill C, ,i, T" iFL


The world knows of the atrocities committed by
Queen Elizabeth on many Catholic missionaries
and laymen. This is why Pope Gregory VIII prob-
ably began to receive blame of her demise..Gregory
VIII had nothing whatever to do with the plot of
Henry, Duke of Guise, and his brother, Charles,
Duke of Mayenne, to assassinate the queen, and
most probably knew nothing whatever about it
(see Bellesheim, "Wilhelm Cardinal Allen", Mainz,
1885, p. 144).
Some historians have severely criticized Grego-
ry VIII for ordering that the horrible massacre of
the Huguenots on St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572.
He had nothing whatever to do with the massacre
itself, and that he as well as Salviati, his nuncio
in Paris, were kept in ignorance concerning the
intended slaughter. The pope indeed participated
in the Roman festivities, but he was probably not
acquainted with the circumstances of the Parisian
horrors and, like other European rulers, had been
informed that the Huguenots had been detected in
a conspiracy to kill the king and the whole royal
family. But even if Pope Gregory VIII was aware of
all the circumstances of the massacre (which has
never been proven), it must be borne in mind that
he did not rejoice at the bloodshed,
Due to the great amounts of money drained from
the papal treasury to support the many schools of
higher learning and seminaries, the papal office
was forced to restore funds. The secretary of the
Camera discovered that various baronial estates
and castles had owed the Vatican money. There
were forgotten and never collected feudal liabili-
ties due to the papal treasury on specific proper-
ties. And the owners of date were not the rightful
heirs to the property. Obviously, those opportun-
ists didn't take kindly to having their acquired
properties legally repossessed. Angry Land barons
feared having some of their property wrested from
them through legal channels. The result was that
the aristocracy hated the papal government, and
incited the peasantry to do the same. This may be
where the author of the Jan. 10 letter reports that
some fled to America from Catholic oppression in
Europe. This was far cry of oppression or being ex-
pelled.
As a result, papal influence over the aristocra-
cy was weakened and the barons of the Romagna
made war against each other, which began a pe-
riod of bloodshed, which Gregory XIII was helpless
to prevent.
The author of the Jan. 10 letter was correct about
Gregory VIII being responsible for the spread of
the Julian calendar we use today, but only because
he spread the-use of it into most Catholic countries
in 1578. The rest is history as they say.


Dan Stafford
DeFuniak Springs


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.ROLL CALL

Walton County Board of County Commissioners
Jan. 8 regular meeting

A yes vote was to approve the motion.
Mark Davis and Clay Adkinson served as coun-
ty attorney during different portions of the meet-
ing due to the illness of Walton County Attorney
Toni Craig.
Request by Gerry Demers, interim county ad-
ministrator, to follow state statutes in order to
surplus unused county property on 13th Street in
Santa Rosa Beach. Recommendation by attorney
Davis to put action on hold regarding the proper-
ty in order to allow for title research. Davis said
it was unknown at the time whether a reverter
clause might apply to the property.
A motion by Meadows to follow Davis's recom-
mendation carried unanimously: Chapman-yes;
Comander-yes; Imfeld-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-
yes.
Recommendation by Demers to approve Wanda
Quimby, who had served as interim county finance
director for the past 7-8 months, as county finance
director.
A motion for approval by Imfeld carried unani-
mously.
Presentation by Kelly Horton of Heffley and As-
sociates, lobbyist firm for the county, which includ-
ed a summary of accomplishments, including the
announcement that $1.17 million in federal fund-
ing had been programmed to construct the West-
ern Lake pedestrian bridge.
Motion by Meadows to approve a one-year ex-
tension of the contract with Heffley and Associ-
ates. The motion was approved unanimously.
Presentation by Maj. Joe Preston of the Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Office (WCSO) of a written
update to the commissioners regarding Phase 1
security measures recommended for implementa-
tion at the county courthouse and South Walton
Annex. Preston explained that the information
furnished to the commissioners was exempt from
disclosure requirements. Preston said he planned
to meet with the commissioners individually and
with the constitutional officers to discuss Phase 3
prior to Jan. 22. Demers stated that $400,000 had
been identified in contingency funds for implemen-
tation of the security measures.
Motion by Meadows to use those funds to pro-
ceed with Phase 1 of the security measures. The
motion was approved unanimously.
Public hearing on a resolution to amend the


2012-13 budget in the judicial facilities fund for
the construction of a sally-port (walled enclosure)
for receiving prisoners being transported to the
courthouse, with the sally-port to be funded by the
judges:
A motion for approval by Comander carried
unanimously.
Public hearing on the waterways and beach ac-
tivities ordinance.
Following public comment, discussion by the
commissioners, and direction to staff not to include
a provision to issue beach dog permits to nonresi-
dents, motion to continue consideration of the ordi-
nance to the Jan. 22 BCC meeting. The motion was
approved unanimously.
Request by Dawn Moliterno, South Walton Tour-
ist Development Council (TDC) executive director,
for approval of changes and updates to the TDC's
event sponsorship program for 2012-13, including
the removal of the Annika & Friends event due to
cancellation and the setting of dates and location
for ArtsQuest on May 10-12 at WaterColor.
A motion for approval carried unanimously.
Request by Moliterno for approval of a 2012-13
media plan for the TDC.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried
unanimously.
Request by Moliterno for authorization to do a
request for qualifications for.a TDC beach nourish-
ment consultant.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried
unanimously.
Request by Moliterno for approval of a plan to
promote south Walton recommended by the TDC to
utilize a $650,000 budget resulting from a 45-per-
cent reduction in bed tax payments to Southwest
Airlines that had been negotiated by the TDC.
A motion for approval by Meadows carried
unanimously.
Request by Moliterno for approval of TDC stan-
dard operating procedures for social media and for
evacuation in the event of fires.
A motion for approval by Comander carried
unanimously.
Request by Moliterno for approval of 2013-14
event sponsorship grant guidelines recommended
by the TDC.
Meadows asked for a change to the guidelines
to facilitate the turning in of reimbursement docu-
mentation in cases where an emergency disrupts
an event. She moved for approval with that change.
The motion was approved unanimously.
Request and motion by Meadows to do a request
for proposals for an assessment of parking needs
in south Walton County, including an inventory of
parking for beach accesses and an evaluation on


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which accesses are most heavily used and where
additional parking is needed.
The motion was approved unanimously.
Request and motion by Meadows to make the
Local RESTORE Act Council an 11-member coun-
cil, adding a seat for an arts/culture member and
separating the seats for economic development and
education.
The motion carried 4-1: Comander-yes; Imfeld-
yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Chapman-no.
Request and motion by Meadows to appoint Su-
zanne Harris to the county planning commission.
The motion was approved 3-2: Imfeld-yes; Mead-
ows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Chapman-no; Comander-no.
Request by the Blackstone Development Com-
pany to abandon the 1,239-acre Blackstone Devel-
opment of Regional Impact (DRI) in accordance
with the requirements of state statutes.
A motion for approval by Comander carried
unanimously.
Request by Thomas Hicks for approval of a
Large-Scale Amendment to change 195 acres on
the north side of Rock Hill Road from Estate Resi-
dential to Extractive Use.
Following presentations by proponents and op-
ponents, public comment and discussion by the
commissioners, motion by Meadows to deny the
proposal.
The motion to deny carried 4-1: Comander-yes;
Imfeld-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Chapman-
no; resulting in failure of the amendment.
Adoption hearing on a Large-Scale Amendment
to change 70 acres in the Mossy Head area, on the
west side of W.T. Hulion Road approximately 1,000
feet west of the intersection of W.T. Hulion Road
and Laird Road, from Large Scale Agriculture (one
unit per 40 acres) to Rural Residential (one unit
per 2.5 acres). The amendment was proposed to
correct a scrivener's error.
A motion for approval carried 4-0: Chapman-yes;
Imfeld-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Comander-
not present for vote.
Adoption hearing on a Large-Scale Amendment
to change 8.34 acres in Inlet Beach on the north
side of U.S. 98 and southwest of the intersection of
Pinewood Lane and North Wall Street, from Resi-
dential to Village Mixed Use.
A motion for approval carried 4-0: Chapman-yes;
Imfeld-yes; Meadows-yes; Pridgen-yes; Comander-
not present for vote.
The transmittal hearing on the agenda for a
Large-Scale Amendment request by the Black-
stone Development Company applying to a 1,205-
acre parcel and a 33.92-acre parcel, both in north
Walton County, was tabled to allow for further no-
tice.


Sheriff Adkinson speaker at WCTPP meeting Jan. 24


The next meeting of
the Walton County Tea
Party Patriots (WCTPP)
will be held on Thurs-
day, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.,
in the Life Enrichment
Senior Center (LESC)
on Colleg&eAvenue in
DeFuniak Springs, FL.
Walton County Sher-
iff Mike Adkinson will
be the guest speaker.
Adkinson will talk about


The Walton County
Master Gardener Tree
Sale Jan. 19 will be
held on Saturday, Jan.
19, 9 a.m. 12 p.m., at
Walton County Fair-
grounds Arena
Flowering, shade and
fruit trees, suitable for
planting in this area,
will be available at rea-
sonable prices. Fruits:


There will be a pan-
cake breakfast in con-
junction with the Mas-
ter Gardener Tree Sale
on Saturday, Jan.. 19,
2013 from 6 10 a.m.
at the Walton County
Fairgrounds, sponsored
by Walton County
Dogs R Us 4-H Club.
All proceeds go to ben-
efit Southeastern Guide
Dogs.
Breakfast plates in-
clude:
SAll U Can Eat: Pan-
cakes & Oatmeal
*Choice of Sausage
or Egg
SMilk, coffee, or
juice
Price per plate:
*$6 for ages 15 and
up
$3 for ages 5-14
Location: Walton
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our Second Amendment
rights and other issues.
After his presentation,
the floor will be open for
questions.
"The war against
our. freedoms has been
waged in America since
our nation's beginning,"
stated Dan Stafford,
new group coordinator
of the Walton County
Tea Party Patriots.


Apples, Blueberry, Figs,
Grapes, Peaches, Pears,
Persimmons, Plums,
Blackberries and Rasp-
berry.and more. Shade
and ornamental trees:
Bradford Pears, Cedars,
Crape Myrtles, Bald Cy-
press, Leyland Cypress,
Fringe Trees, Ginko,
Hollies, Oaks, Redbuds,
Vitex Maples, Willows,


fice, 732 N. 9th Street,
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.


"The real iqsue is that
people don't realize that
freedom is something
we must protect and
fight for each and every
day."
"Our complacency as
a nation has brought
us to the place where
we are now," he contin-
ued. "Information and
knowledge are key to
knowing what we can


and more. Shrubs:
Althea, Abelia, Azaleas,
Camellias, Hawthorns
and some citrus.
Walton County Ex-
tension is at 732 N.
9th Street in DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. Phone:
(850) 892-8172 with
questions, or go online
to http://walton.ifas.ufl.


If there are any ques-
tions call 892-8172


do to protect our consti-
tutional rights.
The public is invited
to their Jan. 24 meet-
ing and learn how they
can unite in the local
community to be a posi-
tive force to protect our
rights and support fa-
vorable change where
needed."
Walton County Tea
Party Patriots is com-
prised of ordinary citi-
zens who believe that
our involvement in the
governmental process
can and does make a
difference.
The group supports
smaller government,


fair and reasonable
taxation, limited gov-
ernmental spending
and strong enforcement
of the principles of the
U.S. Constitution.
The meeting is free


and open to the public.
For additional informa-
tion, visit their website
at www.waltoncounty-
patriots.tcoinc.com., or
contact Dan Stafford at
(850) 951-8849.


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ground areas, along tree
lines, and under fences.
Urtica chamaedryoides
commonly called fire-
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weak nettle, or ortiguil-
la is a native species to
Florida. The range of
this plant expands past
Florida to southern
Ohio, Kentucky, south-


ern Illinois, west to
southeastern Kansas,
south to central Florida,
Texas, Louisiana, and
Mexico. The problem
with Florida's Urtica
species is troublesome
because of the stinging
hairs that contain ir-
ritants. Humans and
animals can be affected
by the plant causing
a wide range of reac-
tions. Cattle generally
avoid this plant; howev-
er, horses are known to
pick at the plant caus-
ing them health issues,
which can be minor or
in extreme cases may
result in death.
Controlling this
plant has its own set
of issues, since mowing
appears to provide no
control of this species.
At this time chemi-
cals are the best way
to treat your pastures.
GrazonNext, Remedy,
or Pasturegard are the
three chemicals with
the best control of this
weed that is safe to use
on your pastures. Using
these specific chemicals
on this weed can take
up to two weeks for the
weeds to turn yellow
and die. Timeliness is
critical for this species
of weeds. Urtica species
start to die off and dis-
appear with the onset of
warmer temperatures
and the summer season,


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our school teachers be armed to protect our chil-
dren by using their U.S. Constitutional gun rights
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Every news show
and publication should
have a segment or sec-
tion titled, "Really,
America?"-sort of a
verbal smack up-side
the head. I've proposed
this idea before, but it
warrants readdress.
Several major news
channels recently posed
the question, "Is Amer-
ica in a cultural de-
cline?" after the pilot of
a television show titled,
All My Babies' Mamas
was released. The show
is slated to feature an
Atlanta-based man
with eleven children by
10 different women and
the ensuing chaos-
financial, personal, and
otherwise.
Really, America? This
is the television show


that prompted "hard-
hitting" journalists to
finally consider the' cul-
tural decline of our na-
.tion? Not the fact that
the term "baby mama"
is thrown around as
coolly and casually as a
sack of frozen peas., Not
the fact that most "baby
mamas" are still babies
who have no idea how to
be a mama? No, neither
of those things were the
last straw-reality, of
course, doesn't matter
until it is featured on
reality TV.
Reality television
shows like The Bad
Girls' Club, in which a
group of young women
(ages 21-3f) annihilate
all boundaries of civil-
ity and tenets of class
to out-drink, out-swear,


out-fight, and out-sleep-
around each other for
the title of The Baddest.
A title for which they
salivate with pride-
and why shouldn't they?
Being good at being bad
has made them famous;
they move into a Holly-
wood mansion, drive a
luxury car, ride in lim-
ousines, and attain ce-
lebrity status by acting
like vulgar trash. And
all I can think is, "Their
poor mothers."
Unless of course they
are of the type of moth-
ers who are crammed
onto the overflowing
bandwagon of egg-do-
nors (for what they do
is not mothering) who
encourage their chil-
dren's bad behavior for
whatever slice of reality
television earnings it
can garner.
Point-in-case: a
preschool-aged child
is exploited in all of
her back-talking, man-
ner-less, uneducated,
Mountain Dew-fueled


childhood obesity gim-
micks for network rat-
ings. As long as viewers
can feel better about
themselves by witness-
ing that train-wreck of
a childhood and ratings
stay up, then hey, Here
Comes Honey Boo-Boo.
So, mass media,
shows about vile wom-
en who need a weekly
dose of Penicillin, and
narcissistic toddlers,
and hoarders who live
with 243 rodents, and
polygamists who have
six wives- none of
these things have been


unraveling our culture's
moral fiber for the past
decade? Until this ba-
by-mama drama fiasco,
that was all prime-time
family viewing?
Really, America?
Still, it is not the gov-
ernment's job to censor
what can be aired or
the network's fault for
cashing in on society's
moral suicide. The av-
erage child (ages 8-16),
according to research,
spends 11 hours a day
in front of a screen-
television, computer,
video games, smart


phones-and they are
inundated with images
of greed and lust and
violence and celebrity
and egotism.

It is parents' job to
monitor what their chil-
dren watch-it's like
that corn field in Iowa
(if you build it, they
will come)-if you don't
watch it, they will can-
cel it. It is every parents'
job to restore the moral
fiber of the next genera-
tion. Really, America.
It's time for an awaken-
ing.


Crestview man attempts

to lure child over internet,

meets deputies instead


Subject arrested for

capital sexual battery

in Holmes County


On Jan. 11, the Boni-
fay Police Department
arrested a Louisiana
man for a single count
of capital sexual bat-
tery on a child. Dale
Anthony Castro, 41, of
Monroe, La. is in the
Holmes County Jail on
a $50,000 bond. The
investigation began on
Dec. 26, 2012 when the
victim made a disclo-


sure that he had been
molested while visiting
a residence in Bonifay.
The victim identified
Castro, who was a visi-
tor in the same home as
the perpetrator. An ar-
rest warrant was issued
this morning and Castro
was arrested in Boni-
fay without incident.
The Bonifay Police De-
partment thanked the


CASTRO


Florida Department of
Children and Families
and the Child Advocacy
Center for their assis-
tance with this investi-
gation.


Shawn Scott Brock,
31, of Crestview
planned on meeting
with someone on Jan. 9,
but he hadn't intended
for the person to be a
law enforcement of-
ficer. While online on
Jan. 8, he came across
an advertisement of a.
bored, young female
looking for someone to
chat with. Brock made
contact with the young
female, who identified
herself as "Katie," a
14-year-old residing in
DeFuniak Springs.
"Katie" was actually
an investigator with the
Walton County Sheriffs
Office. During their
conversations, Brock
made known his inten-
tions of driving to Wal-
ton County to engage
in illegal sexual activ-


ity with "Katie." Brock
believed that "Katie"
would be home alone
without parental super-
vision during the course
of the intended acts.
Brock was arrested at a
local convenience store
in DeFuniak where he
had planned on meet-
ing "Katie." Items re-
lated to sexual activity
were located in Brock's
vehicle, validating his
intensions for his vic-
tim.
Brock was transport-
ed and booked into the
Walton County Depart-
ment of Corrections. He
was charged with ob-
scene communications
-traveling to meet after
using computer to lure
child.
The Walton County
Sheriffs Office is tak-


BROCK


ing a proactive ap-
proach into investigat-
ing cyber-crimes in this
area. Numerous arrests
were made last year in
the field of cyber-crime.
This is the first arrest in
2013 specifically result-
ing from a cyber-crime
investigation.


SDeFUNIAK SPRINGS POLICE REPORT I DFSPD activity update
DFSP acviy udt


DeFuniak Springs
Police arrested the fol-
lowing people during
the week ending Jan.
13, 2013:

James Derek Cot-
ton, 22, DFS, Battery,
Ashley Nicole Sims,
24, Crestview, Resisting


officer w/o violence,
SStephen Dan-
iel Clark, 26, DFS,
DWLSR,
Tina Marie Scho-
field, 39, DFS, Munici-
-pal ordinance violation/
child support,
Curtis Cleveland
III, 44, DFS, Battery


domestic,
Jeffrey Thomas
Caldwell, 52, Address
not given, Disorderly
intoxication,
SDwight Edgar
Lindberg, 21, Address
not given, Retail theft.


IWALTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT


Walton County Sher-
iffs Deputies arrested
the following people
during the week ending
Jan. 13, 2013:

Christian Wayne
Hughes, 37, DFS, War-
rant,
SJeremy James
Larnce, 39, SRB, FTA,
Travis Allan Mur-
phy, 28, DFS, Posses-
sion of drug equipment,
child neglect w/o great
harm, production of
methamphetamine,
Christopher Joe
Sheets, 36, Municipal
ordinance violation/
child support x2,
Richard Bradley
Mann, 30, Freeport,
FVOP,
STerry Anthony
Campbell, 59, Freeport,
Simple assault on of-
ficer/firefighter/EMT,
etc., resisting officer
w/o violence, possession
of cocaine w/intent to
sell/manufacture/de-
liver, poss.of marijuana
-20 grams, poss. of drug
equipment, VOP,
Nicholas Wayne
Henderson, 34, Panama
City Beach, FTA,
Noel Blair Ball, 31,
DFS, VOP,
Lorenzo Mendez
Hernandez, 29, DFS,
DUI,
Clay Charles Hick-
enbotam, 50, Arab, Ala.,
FTA,
Edward Stanley
Janas, 56, Miramar
Beach, DUI, possession
of marijuana -20 grams,
poss. of drug equip-
ment, destroying/tam-


pering with/or fabricat-
ing physical evidence,
Justin Joseph Kel-
ly, 19, 'Freeport, Lewd/
lascivious behavior vic-
tim age 12 16,
*DerekJeffMitchem,
32, DFS, Aggravated
battery/knew or should
have known victim was
pregnant,
Gregory Lee Rho-
des, 51, DFS, FVOP, a
Thomas Peyton
Roberts, 50, SRB, Bat-
tery, carrying concealed
weapon/firearm, posses-
sion of weapon/or ammo
by convicted Fla. felon,
Travis Letaz Wil-
liams, 27, DFS, FTA, sex
offender violations: fail-
ure to report vacating
permanent residence,,
failure to register, fail-
ure to report residence
change, felony battery
by strangulation,
Mario Gomez, 32,
DFS, Municipal ordi-
nance violation,
Danny Lee Peyton,
38, DFS, Municipal or-
dinance violation,
Roland Frederick
Youse, 26, Freeport,
Municipal ordinance
violation,
John Everett Ad-
kison, 25, Westville,
VOP,
Heather Fabozzi
Helms, 34, DFS, Resist-
ing officer/obstruction
by disguise, DWLSR x2,
warrant, FTA,
Jeffrey Lush Mitch-
ell, 61, Miramar Beach,
FVOP,
Jeffrey Ryan Shaf-
fer, 29, FWB, DWLSR,
Elton Wayne Cole-


man, 25, DFS, VOP,
Sean Wayne Brad-
ley, 39, Niceville, Mu-
nicipal ordinance viola-
tion/child support,
Jacob Colby Cecil,
28, MVOP,
SBianca Ashley
Sweeney, 23, Orlando,
Failure to register mo-
tor vehicle,
Edward Ladon Ad-
kinson, 62, Freeport,
Battery causing bodily
harm,
Shawn Scott Brock,
31, Crestview, Obscene
communication/travel-
ing to meet after using
computer to lure child,
Terrell Lee Bur-
dette, 56, DFS, Posses-
sion of cocaine w/intent
to sell/manufacture/de-
liver,
Stephen Paul But-
ler, 47, Panama City
beach, Municipal ordi-
nance violation,
Alicia Diane Chap-
man, 41, DFS, Battery,
Jerome Cochran,
24, DFS, Resisting of-
ficer/obstruction w/o
violence, possession of
cocaine w/intent to sell/
manufacture/deliver,
D'Andre Ladell
Key, 19, DFS, Posses-
sion of cocaine w/intent
to sell/manufacture/de-
liver,
SWilson Junior
Mount, 49, DFS, Pos-
session of methamphet-
amine w/intent to sell/
manufacture/deliver,
poss. of controlled sub-
stance w/o prescrip-
tion, producing meth-
amphetamine, poss. of
drug equipment.


for January 2013


Members from the
DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice (DFSPD) continue
to work hard to protect
and serve their commu-
nity. It's almost impos-
sible to inform the pub-
lic of every incident and
all the duties performed
by officers; however they
do feel that the commu-
nity needs a summary
of what the police are
doing for them when ap-
plicable. "Citizens and
police working together
and sound police tactics
provide an enjoyable
and safer community to
live in" said Lt. Tilman
Mears.

The burglaries over
the last few months
have occurred at sever-
al locations throughout
the city to include busi-
nesses, vehicles, and
unoccupied structures/
sheds. The investiga-
tion has been extensive
and concentrated on
several suspects, and
their involvement in
each incident. Most of
the suspects identified
are juveniles and were
determined to have
been car hopping in
several areas, as well as
targeting specific busi-
nesses. The investiga-
tion in several of these
crimes is expected to be
closed with arrests. The
most recent burglaries
and thefts are still un-
der investigation. Mem-
bers of DFSPD are con-
centrating on bringing
each suspect involved
in these crimes to jus-
tice.
On Jan. 4, officers
responded to Walmart
in reference to retail
theft (shoplifter). Upon
completing the investi-
gation two undisclosed
juveniles were charged
with the criminal act
of shoplifting. Unfortu-
nately this wouldn't end
with just shoplifting


charges. One of the ju-
veniles became unruly
and resisted officers,
which led to additional
charges. This.is another
example why law en-
forcement officers can
never assume that the
call is routine.
On Jan. 8, at 7:54
a.m. officers from the
DeFuniak Springs Po-
lice responded to a resi-
dence located on South
11th Street in reference
to a disturbance. Upon
officer's arrival and
further investigation
James Cotton was ar-
rested for Battery (Do-
mestic Violence).
From Jan 1 8, just


eight days into the new
year, DeFuniak Springs
Police have documented
more than 400 Comput-
er Aided Dispatching
(CAD) incidents.

City Marshal, Chief
Mark A. Weeks again
wants to remind citi-
zens that the DeFuniak
Springs Police is com-
mitted to community
service, and anyone
with information, on
any criminal activity in
the DeFuniak Springs
area is asked to contact
them at (850) 893-8513
or their anonymous tip
line at (850) 910-TIPS
(8477).


PR. ..
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Walton County residents north of the
Choctawhatchee Bay can have old tires
picked up for free by North Walton
Mosquito Control during the months of
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 P,
contact the county landfill to '
inquire about tire disposal.

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

If you want old tires collected please call our
office:

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


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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013 PAGE 11-A

Hicks' request for land use change is denied


By DOTTY NIST
In a 4-1 vote, Thom-
as Hicks' request for a
land use change on 195
acres of property on the
north side of Rock Hill
Road has been denied.
The decision took
place at the Jan. 8 Wal-
ton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC) meeting at the
South Walton Court-
house Annex.
Hicks had requested
approval of a Large-
Scale Amendment to
change his property
from Estate Residen-
tial to Extractive Use,
a classification that
would have allowed
uses such as mining or
borrow pits.
Representing Hicks,
*;Michelle Baker of Bak-
er Engineers stated
.that the 195 acres were
ptirt of a 395-acre parcel
:andi that the remainder
.- was being proposed to
remain Estate Residen-
tial. She pledged that
adequate buffers would
be provided, including
bffers from wetlands
o0 the property.
County planner Re-
nee Bradley reported
that outstanding com-
ments from the environ-
mental department re-
mained to be addressed
by the applicant,' rep-
;' resenting a deficiency
,cin the application. The
applicant did not ad-


dress what the county
requires for an environ-
mental assessment, she
explained. However, the
county staff recommen-
dation was for approval
of the land use change.
Bradley stated that
a previous code enforce-
ment violation on the
property had been rem-
edied with the removal
of debris.
Lisa Minshew, an
attorney representing
Hicks, presented copies
of photos taken of the
property by the state
Department of Environ-
mental Protection, dur-
ing a recent inspection
"finding the property in
complete compliance."
Minshew noted that the
Walton County Plan-
ning Commission had
reviewed the proposal
twice and had approved
it both times.
Minshew stated that
the county had sued
Hicks and had request-
ed as part of those pro-
ceedings that he apply
for the land use change
that he was seeking.
"All we're here for
today is a land use
change," Minshew said.
She said the applicant
had not been told un-
til a few hours before
the hearing about the
deficiency. "We've been
in the process now for
a year," Minshew com-
plained.


Hicks told the com-
missioners that he had
spent time, effort and
money to do what had.
been asked of him, in-
cluding reclamation
work on the property.
He said he had applied
to the Northwest Flori-
da Water Management
District to build a 9.5-
acre pond on the prop-
erty.
Representing ad-
joining property owner
M.C. Davis, Anita Page
commented she had un-
derstood that the land
use change was be-
ing requested in order
to construct the pond.
However, no change
would be needed, she
argued, to build a pond
as long as material was
not taken off-site. Page
said that the restora-
tion work that Hicks
had done in the north-
west corner was appre-
ciated, but that "we still
have concerns." "It's
clear that mining has
already taken place on
this property," Page as-
serted.
By engaging in min-
ing over the years, Page
argued, Hicks had ren-
dered himself unable to
comply with the coun-
ty's guidelines for Ex-
tractive Use, including
the retention of vegeta-
tive buffers around the
perimeter of the prop-
erty and buffers around


creeks, along with Wal-
ton County Comprehen-
sive Plan objective call-
ing for the preservation
of native plant commu-
nities.
Page charged that 17
acres in the area of the
proposed lake had been
cleared on the property
and that excavation had
already begun in that
area.
Lee Perry presented
information on past
code violations by Hicks,
including a finding in
2008 that Hicks had vi-
olated a consent agree-
ment with the county
by mining outside the
12 acres covered by the
consent agreement and
by crushing concrete on
the property. He argued
that approving the land
use change would "send
a terrible message."
Eileen West, a neigh-
bor of the property,
urged the BCC to be
"very sensitive" to the
Estate Residential land
use classification. "This
is our quality of life,"
she warned.
In contrast, local
businessman Alicia
Koon urged the commis-
sioners to provide Hicks
with the same opportu-
nity they would anyone
else---but "hold his feet
to the fire" on meeting
code requirements. She
stated that the original
land use classification


of the property had been
Large-Scale Agriculture
until a developer had it
changed to Estate Resi-
dential.
Jillian Wolfe, an-
other neighboring resi-
dent, stated that illegal
borrow pits on Rock
Hill Road have "totally
ruined our quiet enjoy-
ment of our properties."
"There's no way I could
sell...my property is
crap," she complained.
Neighboring resident
Franko Jackson warned
of the precedent that
would be set by chang-
ing Estate Residential
property to Extractive
Use.
Speaking in oppo-
sition to the land use
change, M.C. Davis told
the commissioners that,
as a neighbor, he was
able to see listed species
on Hicks' property that
had not been detailed
in the environmental
assessment. Davis ex-
pressed .admiration
for a number of Hicks'
qualities including his
industriousness, deter-
mination and tenacity.
"This is a chance to help
him," Davis declared.
Minshew urged the
commissioner to ap-
prove the land use
change so that Hicks
could proceed with cre-
ating the required buf-
fers. "If there's no land
use change, Mr. Hicks


can't do anything," she
argued.
She explained that,
while Hicks does want
to build a pond, he also
wants to remove mate-
rial from the rest of the
195 acres to be used in
his landscaping busi-
ness.
District 1 Commis-
sioner Bill Chapman
reasoned that if Hicks
does not follow the
rules, "then we have
a problem" and Hicks
would be required to
stop work. He observed
that Hicks "still has
a lot of hoops to jump
through" to extract dirt
from the property.
Minshew agreed,
adding that Hicks has
always ceased work
when the county has
put a stop work order
on his property.
However, District 5
Commissioner Cindy
Meadows maintained
that there was no evi-
dence that Hicks could
follow the rules. She
stated that the BCC
was not compelled to ap-
prove a land use change.
Based on past events
and on evidence pre-
sented by opponents of
the proposal, she moved
for denial. The motion
to deny was approved
4-1, with Chapman dis-
senting, resulting in
failure of the proposed
land use change.


Gulf Power crews win utility assistance award for restoration efforts


Gulf Power Company
crews drove long hours,
worked in high winds,
rain and snow far away
from home a4l it-eir
families iF 2012. For
their efforts, the compa-
ny has been selected as
a winner of the Edison
Electric Institute (EEI)
2012 Emergency Assis-
tccefAward.

The award recogniz-
es the company for its
restoration support in
the recovery from the
June storm in Virginia
and Hurricanes Isaac
and Sandy.
"Assisting other util-


ities with getting their
customers' power back
on is all about customer
-value," said Jeff Rogers,
corporate communica-
tions aaii'ager. "Plus, it
keeps our skills honed
should a storm affect
our customer area."
EEI is the association
of U.S. shareholder-
owned electric compa-
nies. The awards were
announced at the Janu-
ary association meeting
this morning.
One unusual aspect
of this year's award
is that another utility
nominated Gulf Pow-
er. Dominion Virginia


Power submitted a Gulf
Power nomination after
the storm team assisted
that utility following
the heavy storms in
Virginia.
Paul Koonce, CEO
of Dominion Virginia
Power, said he made
the nomination in honor
of Jackie Green, a Line
Tech II for Gulf Power,
who died in a vehicle
accident while working
storm duty;
"The Gulf Power
team demonstrated
courage and profes-
sionalism in the face of
adversity and left a pro-
found impact on the Do-


minion Virginia Power
organization lasting
far beyond the end of
the successful resto-
ration effort," Koonce
wrote in the nomina-
tion. "Restoration and
mutual assistance is
about more than poles,
wire and cross arms. It
is about the extraordi-
nary people who volun-
teer for restoration ef-
forts and their families,
qnd about helping the
people on the other side
of the meter regardless
of whether they are
in Florida, Virginia or
points in between."
In 2012, Gulf Pow-


er storm teams as-
sisted on six different
events. The company
sent 63 personnel to
Virginia; 48 to Missis-
sippi following Hur-
ricane Isaac; and 70 to
the Northeast following
Hurricane Sandy. That
team spent 17 days
working in Pennsylva-
nia and New Jersey.
Most recently, a
storm team just re-
turned from six days in
Arkansas, following a
snowstorm on Christ-
mas Day.
"It was a busy year
for storm teams," Rog-
ers said. "Our em-


ployees spent a lot of
time away from their
families to help others.
That's a strong commit-
ment to help communi-
ties whether it's here
in northwest Florida or
wherever help is need-
ed."

Gulf Power Company
is an investor-owned
electric utility with all
of its common stock
owned by Atlanta-based
Southern Company.
Gulf Power serves more
than 430,000 custom-
ers in eight counties
throughout Northwest
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Education changes underway

from state to local levels


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


By ALICIA LEONARD
Between profession-
al development, imple-
mentation of Common
Core Standards and the
new hiring of former
Okaloosa School Super-
intendent Alexis Tib-
betts after losing her
bid for re-election, the
Walton County School
District is undergoing
many changes from the
very top of the state lev-
el to staffing locally.
Some of these chang-
es, such as Florida Gov-
ernor Rick Scott's push
"for Common Core Stan-
dards to be picked up by
private voucher schools
is causing some rocking
of the boat, to say the
least, among educators
state-wide.
The Walton County
School Board held a spe-
cial workshop on Pro-
fessional Development
before their last sched-
uled meeting of 2012 on
Dec. 18 at 4 p.m., to dis-
cuss professional devel-
opment standards and,
learning for the 2012-
2013 school year.
District staff out-
lined through a Pow-
erPoint presentation
statutory requirements
Behind professional de-
velopment. Kay Daily
explained to the board
that part of this process
they are in the middle
of is underway in all
school districts in Flor-
ida to bring districts up
to the federal standards
for professional devel-
opment for instructors.
"We're moving in that
direction. We hope to
have a new system in
place in the fall when
school starts," she add-
ed.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Education
(FDOE) guiding prin-
ciples include that pro-
fessional development
is the responsibility of
each district and the
purpose of the profes-
sional development
system is to increase
student achievement,
enhance classroom in-
structional strategies
that promote rigor and
relevance throughout
the curriculum, and
prepare students for
continuing education
and the workforce. All
of the development re-
sponsibilities seek to
meet the Florida Statu-
tory requirements un-
der section 1012.98,
F.S.
The Florida Profes-
sional Development
System Evaluation Pro-
tocol encompasses plan-
ning, learning, imple-
menting and evaluating
at the educator level,
the school level and the
district level.
The hoped-for out-
come of professional de-
velopment is not only to
increase the instructors
knowledge and. skills,
but through those in-


creases in abilities stu-
dent results in testing
and outcomes will in-
crease as well.
WCSD'Scommitment
to professional learning
is broken down into four
different teams that fall
under: Curriculum and
Instructional depart-
ments, Professional
Learning Leadeship
Teams, Common Core
Leadership Team and
Professional Learning
Facilitators.
Common Core Stan-
dards are often dis-
cussed in school board
meetings and work-
shops recently. Florida
signed onto the stan-
dards in July of 2010.
Since then, 46 states
have joined the stan-
dards developed by the
National Governors
Association and the
Council of Chief State
School Officers. The
standards are thought
to be tougher than cur-
rent standards in sub-
jects such as math and
English, encourage
deeper thinking and of-
fer a way to test across
the country, rather
than each state having
their own testing stan-
dards separately. Some
school officials in other
states who adopted the
standards early, such
as Kentucky, have seen
declines in students
rated through the test-
ing by around one-third.
Stateline, a non-profit,
non-partisan news ser-
vice of the Pew Center
reported in December
2012 that early adapt-
ers such as Kentucky
state officials projected
the possible declines by
as much as 50 percent
under the new, tougher
standards.
Private vouchers for
low-income or disabled
students in Florida
could also be affected
over the new standards
since Scott has said they
will be included in the
testing. Scott released
the following statement
on Aug. 20, 2012 con-
cerning the switch to
the new system: "I've
heard the frustrations
teachers and parents
have with the current
FCAT system. I share
their concerns. We
need our testing system
to evolve so there's no
more teaching to the
test. That's why, next
year, our schools will
move to a, "common
core" system, devel-
oped in part by Florida
teachers, that empha-
sizes analytical problem
solving over memoriza-
tion and simple recita-
tion of facts. The goal of
this new testing system
is to eliminate "teach-
ing to the test" and in-
stead will accurately


measure whether our
students are learning
the skills they need to
succeed in college and
their careers. I remain
a staunch advocate of
student testing. There
is no question that
testing works and it is
needed to hold the sys-
tem accountable and to
measure the progress of
our students. But just
as our students must
learn and evolve, so
should the testing sys-
tem used to measure
their progress."
During a news confer-
ence in December 2012
the Tampa Bay Times
reported that Scott
said: "I believe anybody
that gets state dollars
ought to be under the
same standards."
Common Core Stan-
dards will phase out
the FCAT for testing
according to Scott and
educational leaders,
but students attending
private schools on tax
vouchers don't take the
FCAT. Instead, they
are tested by models
such as the Stanford
Achievement Test, a na-
tional test. Advocates of
the Stanford model say
it is already superior to
other testing models be-
ing phased in now.
Text books and the
continuity of education-
al material may add to
the headaches of school
districts across the state
as well when adapting
to the new standards.
The Miami Herald
reported in December
2012 that Scott had
"doubled down" on the
Core requirements by
saying, "Ultimately,
everybody is going to
Common Core." The Mi-
ami Herald interpreted
this to mean "that tra-
ditional, charter and
private schools should
expect to implement the
new testing that comes
with it."
In a last bit of news
about local district em-
ployee changes, the
Walton County School
Board (WCSB) on Dec.
18, 2012 approved the
hiring of former Oka-
loosa school superin-
tendent Alexis Tib-
betts, who lost her bid
for re-election in 2012.
Tibbetts was hired as
a Coordinating Instruc-
tional Support Services
Trainee to replace retir-
ing employee Mark Ew-
ing as well as taking on
other duties by former
staff in a reorganization
effort.
The next meeting
of the Walton County
School Board will be
Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. To see
past minutes, future
agendas and meeting
dates, go to www.wal-
ton.kl2.fl.us/board.


NONIE-MAINES (r) joined by resident Vivian Stroud, lets Shelley loose in
the courtyard at Chautauqua Rehab and Nursing center of DeFuniak Springs
to enjoy a fresh supply of grass and lots of company from residents.



Chautauqua Rehab


gains new resident


Story and photo
submitted by
NONIE MARINES

Chautauqua Rehab
and Nursing center of
DeFuniak Springs re-
ceived a new guest last
week. A young lady by
the name of Shelley,
who could undoubtedly
become a permanent
resident. Her blood runs
cold although she's from
the African savanna
and her skin is tough,
so tough in fact it's cov-
ered with spurs. See,
Shelley is a tortoise,
an African spur thigh
or Sulcata tortoise. She
was a discarded pet
from a Niceville family


and discovered crawl-
ing down SR-20 by a
friend of Nonie Maines',
a wildlife educator with
Nonie's Ark Animal En-
counters.
Shelley has lived
with Nonie for about
six years and has pretty
much eaten up all the
grass in her yard as
she has gotten larger.
A neighbor of the Ark,
Brandy Meredith, em-
ployed at Chautau-
qua Rehab and Nurs-
ing center, suggested
that Shelley come and
visit the residence and
munch on the grass in
their courtyard. Shelley
is on loan indefinitely
to enlighten the lives


of her new friends at
Chautauqua.
Nonie's Ark Animal
Encounters is a local
small business that
adopts unwanted exotic
pets and educates and
entertains with them
at birthday parties and
school classrooms. Non-
ie is an "edutainer" who
has even performed for
elders at facilities such
as this and the adults
are just as much fun as
the kids.

Visit her website and
Facebook page to learn
more about these "par-
ty animals for hire" at
www.noniesark.com or
call (850) 862-9588, .:1*


AMTRAK CONTINUED FROM 1-A


run through before they
choose to move forward
with service again along
the corridor they were
using before Katrina,"
said Marlow & Compa-
ny Consultant Michael
Willis. "At the federal
level, I do not see any
funding for that corri-
dor occurring until after
Congress resolves the
spending issues that
are looming. In the last
few weeks, a number
of senators and mem-
bers have been working
to limit the amount of
funding being awarded


to Amtrak for repairs
following Hurricane
Sandy."

As part of the process,
Walton County District
4 Commissioner Sara
Comander (also presi-
dent of the DeFuniak
Springs Business and
Professional Associa-
tion), tried to get the
process moving by col-
lecting more than 1,000
signatures in support of
the program. "It would
be a boon to our com-
munity to have Amtrak
stop at our historic de-


pot," said Comander.
"I am disappointed it
is not possible at this
time, but I will continue
in my efforts if they do
decide to open up the
lines."

While it appears that
the possibility of- see-
ing Amtrak once again
rolling through Wal-
ton County in the near
future may be out of
reach, there will be a
continued effort to be
part of any process to
bring service back to
the area in the future.


Zumbathon Char-
ity Event to assist the
families and staff of the
Sandy Hook Elemen-
tary School in New-
ton, Conn. Location of
event, Maude Saunders
Elementary. Date: Feb.
23, 2013 at 2 p.m. Cost:
Donation. Come help
us support these people
and show them we love
them. Everyone is wel-
come, even if you don't
like to dance, come
hang with us anyways,
Contact: Kelly Hilley at
(850) 496-7306. Spon-
sored by Maude Saun-
ders Elementary PTO.






THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


People


Places


* wings


THIRTY-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES: Jackie
TWENTY-FIVE YEARANNIVERSARIES: Pam 'Rushing pictured with Rachel Gillis, .CEO. Not
Stuckey pictured with Rachel Gillis, CEO. Not pic- pictured: Katie Burch.
tured: Margie Williams.



COPE holds annual employee recognition luncheon


EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, Barbara Grey pic-
tured with Rachel Gillis. CEO.


TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES: Sandy Year-
wood pictured with Rachel Gillis, CEO. Not pic-
tured: Barbara Johnson and Page Howell.


COPE Center held
their Annual Employee
Recognition Luncheon
on Dec. 13 at the De-
Funiak Springs Com-
munity Center. Em-
ployees who celebrated
certain anniversaries
were recognized as
well as employees who
volunteered for spe-
cial projects, events, or
works in the commu-
nity.
COPE awards two
departmental awards:
Clinical Service of the
Year and Administra-
tive (Support) Service
of the Year. Many fac-


FIFTEEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES: Joan Pryor and Karen Miller pic-
tured with Rachel Gillis, CEO.


tors are evaluated
when the departments
are chosen and it is a
great honor to be se-
lected. This year the
Clinical Service of the
Year award went to
Prevention Services.
These employees work
in the school system,
facilitating prevention
programs with stu-
dents as well as being
a part of the Walton
County Prevention Co-
alition. The Adminis-
trative (Support) Ser-
vice of the Year award
was given to Danielle
Suggs. Danielle pro-
vides vital support
service to our Clinical
Services, managing all
probation and parole
services. Other awards
include two Bright
Star Awards presented
to Amber Curry, CBHT
and Danielle Suggs,
Clinical Support.
COPE staff also vote
each year for the Em-
ployee and Manager of
the Year, giving rea-
sons why they think the
person they vote for de-
serves the honor. This
year, the Employee of
the Year was Barbara
Grey from QL and Pur-
chasing. The Manager
of the Year was Jacqui
Broadus from Mental
Health Rehab.


MANAGER OF THE YEAR, Jacqui Broadus
pictured with Rachel Gillis, CEO.


ADMIN SERVICE OF THE YEAR AND
BRIGHT STAR RECIPIENT Danielle Suggs pic-
tured with Rachel Gillis, CEO.


BRIGHT STAR RECIPIENT, Bright Star re-
cipient Amber Curry pictured with Rachel Gillis,
CEO.


TWENTY-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES: Juanita Alford and Bob Estes pic-
tured with Rachel Gillis, CEO.


CLINICAL SERVICE OF THE YEAR, Prevention Programs.


PAGE I-B






PAGE 2-B


Miss Walton County


pageant Feb. 16


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


The Walton County
School District and the
Walton High School
Drama Club are proud
to present the 2013
Miss Walton County
(National Peanut Fes-
tival) Pageant at the
Walton High School Au-
ditorium in DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., on Feb.
16.

This pageant is an of-
ficial preliminary to the
Miss and Little Miss N
PF pageants.
Competition will be
featured in the follow-
ing age groups:
Miss Walton County-


all contestants ages 17-
21 by October 2013;
Teen Miss Walton
County- ages 13, 14, 15,
and 16;
Junior Miss Walton
County 10, 11, and 12
years-old;
Young Miss Walton
County 7, 8, and 9
years old;
Little Miss Walton
County all first grad-
ers;
Future Little Miss
Walton County 4, 5,
and 6-years-old;
Tiny Miss Walton
County 2 and 3 years-
old
The new Miss Wal-


ton County will receive
a $500 cash scholarship
and both the Miss and
Little Miss will have
their fees paid for the
NPF pageant and pa-
rade. Other prizes will
also be awarded.
The cost for entry is
$50 with an additional
$5 fee for the photogenic
competition. The dead-
line for entry is Feb. 5.

For more informa-
tion contact David Pert
at (850) 892-1270 ext.
4496 or (850) 401-1505
or Johnnie Kay Ealum
at (850) 892-1270 ext.
4489 or (850) 333-9536.


SWEET PROSPECT is coming Jan. 20.


Lakeview Concert Series

present Sweet Prospect Jan.


LESC calendar of events


Monday, Jan. 21 -
Senior Center closed for
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day.
Tuesday, Jan 22
-Yoga with June at 8:30
a.m.; Line dancing class
at noon; Hobo Bingo at
1 p.m.; Wii Bowling at 1
p.m., and Zumba for ev-
eryone at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan.
23 Zumba for seniors
at 9:30 a.m.; Canasta
players at 10 a.m.; Wii


bowling practice and in-
struction at 1 p.m., and
Shine representative
here from 1 4 p.m. as
well as help with tam-
ing the computer.
Thursday, Jan. 24 -
Bible Study class at 10
a.m.; Pinochle play at
noon; Computer class
from 1-3 p.m.; begin-
ning Yoga class at 3:30
.p.m.; Yoga and medi-
tation class at 5 p.m.,
and Tea Party Patriots


meeting at 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25 Se-
nior Center closed every
Friday.

The Life Enrichment
Senior Center is located
at 312 College Avenue,
DeFuniak Springs, FL
32435

For more information
call (850) 892-8746, or
e-mail at seniorcenter@
co.walton.fl.us.


Sweet Prospect
Celtic Band from Pen-
sacola will appear in
the Lakeview Concert
Series on Sunday, Jan.
20, 2013 at 3 p.m. These
musicians have been
working together for
12 years now, perform-
ing Celtic music on duo
hammered dulcimers,
guitar, recorders, bowed
psaltery, mountain
dulcimers, and percus-
sion; with melody and
harmony intertwining
from instrument to in-


strument. Musicians
Melissa Allured, Sheryl
Bragwell and Gary Dia-
mond (often accompa-.
nied by Bill Bragwell
on percussion) perform
traditional jigs, reels,
hornpipes, polkas, bal-.
lads, slow airs and
waltzes.
The concert will be
presented at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church
on Circle Drive in De-
Funiak Springs. The
performance will be fol-
lowed by a reception in


the Fellowship Hall at
around 4 p.m. The con-
cert and reception are
open to the public and
are free of charge. A col-
lection will be taken by
the Guild for the benefit
for future concerts.

The Lakeview Con-
cert Guild, Inc. is a not-
for-profit corporation
registered in the state
of Florida, for the sole
purpose of bringing out-
standing musical events,
to DeFuniak Springs.


Choctawhatchee Hermerocallis

Society meets Jan. 22


Dear Auntie Em,

I read your New
Year's resolution col-
umn and decided to
make one of my own.
I don't sleep enough.
Ig see everywhere the
impor-'6ice of getting
enough sleep, but as I
have grown older, I find
it harder to get to sleep
and stay asleep every
night. I think it is hav-
ing a direct impact on
my well-being. I don't
want to take a sleep aid,
prescription or not, so, I
have not spoken to my
doctor yet. Any tips you
can share on how to feel
rested instead of tired
every morning?

Drowsy in DeFuniak

Dear Drowsy,

Many adults as they
age suffer from the same
lack of sleep. The age of
electronics and caffeine
does not help any of us
at all. If you are female
and past 40, the flux of
hormones might cause
more discomfort at
night as many females
suffer from hot flashes.
I can give you some ba-
sics that help me, but
before trying any type
of over-the-counter or
prescription sleep aid,
talk with your doctor
and make sure you are
not taking any medica-
tions that may cause an
adverse effect.
Cut back on your caf-
feine and sugar about
6 8 hours before bed.
That after dinner cup of
coffee or tea may keep
you up later than you
like. Take a hot bath
right before bed. As the
body cools, our sleep
mechanism kicks in
and helps us drift off.
Turn off the electronics
and don't keep them in
the bedroom. The light
from the screen helps
impair the production
of hormones that aid
sleep. Keep your bed-
room a little cool and
try some white noise,
like a fan, which helps
me every night.
If you do wake up,
keep a boring, not page-
turning thriller by your
bedside, and start read-
ing til you feel drowsy,
or just lay quietly, fo-


causing on your breath-
ing and you should
drift back off. Simple
forms of meditation,
such as concentrating
on breathing help us
stay relaxed and not
let the thoughts of the
day intrude. Some light
exercise right after din-
ner or earlier in the day
may help, but not too
close to bed time.
Some things not to
do: Don't take your
problems and worries to
bed with you. They will
be there in the morning
for you to picklUp at the
door. Don't worry if you
wake up that you will
not go back to sleep. I
have watched the clock
before, worrying I only
had three or four hours
before I had to get up
and that accomplishes
nothing. If all else fails,
speak with your doctor


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and seek his advice.
Good luck, God bless
and may you get many,
many hours of restful
sleep in the future.

Auntie Em

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


The Choctawhatchee
Hermerocallis (Daylily)
Society 'will meet on
Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the
Extension Office confer-
ence room on SR-83 N.,



HMNWF hosts
Valentine's
Victorian Tea
Feb. 9

HMNWF will host
"Valentine's Victorian
Tea" at the Heritage
Museum of Northwest
Florida (HMNWF),
Saturday, Feb. 9.
The public is invited
to celebrate Valen-
tine's Day in a unique
and fun way this year.
Men, women and chil-
dren will enjoy tea, a
traditional Victorian
lunch with scrumptious
deserts while learning
fun Victorian facts and
tea etiquette.
The cost will be $15,


Walton Fairgrounds.

Carl Henderson, club
president, will present
a program on, "History,
Varieties and Cultiva-


or $12 for museum
members. Space is lim-
ited.


tion of Daylilies."
Refreshments will
follow. All are invited.

For more information
call (850) 836-4583.


Reservations are re-
quired. Call: (850) 678-
2615.


20


Dear Auntie Em,


SALUTES


FLORIDA


CHAUTAUQUA


ASSEMBLY
Thursday, Jan. 24 Sunday, Jan. 27

*Live Reports From Events

*Updates on Changes

*Reminders of Activities
See You At
Florida Chautauqua Assembly
Events








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THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


ALAQUA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The pastor and
congregation invite you to come join us for services at 9 am. 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 countryfor worship. Call pastor Henry Martin at
(850)892-4860 for more information.
ARGYLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 252 Argyle Church Road, Argyle,
FL invites everyone to attend their services. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
all ages, Church Service 11 a.m., Sunday night 6 p.m. all ages,
Wednesday night 6 p.m. Pastor James Burnham. Call (850)892-
2327, or (850)259-2173. All are welconie.
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, andl ethical, including how
we are to worship God as He has authorized. Then, and only then
can we be pleasing to Him who sent His Son to die for mankind.
We are a small but friendly group of people, and you will find a warm
and friendly welcome. "Preaching the 1st Century gospel to a 21st
Century world.: Come and see.

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

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

DARLINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST. 2998 CR-2E 32433. 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 preachingll 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.


SThe 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) at 3:30 p.m.; Food pantry every 3rd Sat. 7-9 a.m. For
more information, call (850) 892-5332, 892-5128 e-mail fumcdfs@
embarqmail.com website www.fumcdefuniaksprings.org.

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

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

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (formerly the Concerned 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 moving worship is at
10 a.m. with Communion being served the firstSunday of each month.
The Rev. Gene Harris will deliver the moving 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
Moving 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 felloLship. 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. Ignitel (Youth) at various locations from 5 -7
p.m. Wednesday: Transformation (Bible study for men and women) at
6:30 p.m. GPC is located about 10 minutes north of DeFuniak Springs
on SR-83N. Find out more on the web at www.glendalechurch.org or
call (850)859-0080.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH is located one mile north of 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 "learning God's will one
verse at a time."

HARMONY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH and Pastor Donel Davidson


together with his family welcome all to worship God in spirit and in truth,
at 974 Adams Road, DeFuniak Springs.
Church services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Sunday
morning worship at 11 a.m.; Suhday 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 Sunday evenings. A Prayer
Meeting is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 P.M. Choir rehearsal
is held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday nights.lf 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.
Gall for more information at (850) 834-2871.

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

PASTOR BILL HUNTER AND THE CONGREGATION OF THE
BLACK CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, "the Church in
the Wildwood," invites you to come and worship with us just as you
are. Black Creek UMC is located five miles east of Freeport at 278
Memorial Lane. (If you need directions, please call (850)859-2366
or (850)830-1497. We are a church body who loves people and who
also loves to hear the word of God preached. If you sing and/or play a
musical instrument and would like to share your talents) please come
and join us. Make plans now to attend Sunday school at 10 a.m.,
Moving 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 Morning 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. tum 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, DeFunlak 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 9f 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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Wesley

Janet Gallagher
Wesley, age 84, passed
away early Thursday
morning in Chautau-
qua Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center. She
was born Sept. 8, 1928
in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla.; the daughter of
Laura 'McConnell Gal-
lagher. After comple-
tion of her formal edu-
cation, Janet taught
in Pensacola for a few
years but eventually re-
turned to Walton Coun-
ty where she was em-
ployed with the Walton
County Board of Educa-
tion for over 40 years as
a teacher. Janet loved
to travel and always
considered traveling to


Bishop


Margaret I. Bish-
op, 90, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., passed
away on Jan. 11, 2013.
She was the daughter
of the late Penn and
Minnie Bell Williams of
Gaskin and sister of the
late Josie Marsee.
She was married to
the late John Harley
Broxson and later to
the late Wilmer Bish-
op. She and her first
husband were.the first
owners and operators
of the H&M Hot Dog
Shop. She was also
a homemaker. She
was active in Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church
for many years, where
she also served as sec-
retary/treasurer. She
frequently attended
services with her second
husband, who served as
pastor to a number of
churches in Walton and
Holmes counties. Fol-
lowing the death of her
second husband, she
Moved her membership
to First Baptist Church
of DeFuniak.
She is survived by one
sister, Juanita Courtney
of Liberty, one sister-in-
law, Winnie Fountain


La Don Peacock
passed away from a
brain tumor, with his
family by his side, on
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
in Pensacola. Don was
born in Kinston, Ala.,
on Sept. 13, 1939 to
Albert and Lera Floyd
Peacock.
Don was most recent-
ly a resident of Crest-
view, Fla., and the prior
20 years he resided in
Orlando, Fla.
Don is survived by his
five children, Dawnita,
Doran, Denise, Don-
nette and Kevin, five
grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren,
seven brothers and four
sisters.
For 20 years, Don
took excellent care of
his Mother, Lera Pea-
cock Barley in Orlando
prior to her death in
2009.
Don will be remem-


be not only an adven-
ture but an educational
experience. One of her
greatest enjoyments in
life was knowing of the
accomplishments and
: successes of her former
students. She was a
member of First United
Methodist Church of
DeFuniak Springs.
Among survivors are
her cousins, Martha
Bell and Murdoch Bell.
Those asked to serve
as pallbearers were
James Willoughby,
Craig Reynolds, James
McCall, Wayne Bod-
ie, Charles Caswell,
Robert Sellers, Buddy
Wilkinson, Greg Lath-
inghouse, Philip Martin
and Howard Rinker.
Visitation was held
in First United Method-
ist Church in DeFuniak
Springs, Sunday, Jan.
13, 2013 beginning at
1 p.m. with the funeral
at 2 p.m. with Reverend
Rob West and Dr. Larry
Teasley officiating.
Friends and family
may go online to view
obituaries, offer con-
dolences and sign the
guest register at jerrye-
vansfuneralhome.com


of DeFuniak Springs.
Survivors from her
first marriage include
John Douglas Broxson
and his wife, Jennifer
of Smyrna, Ga.; one
step-grandson and two
step-great-grandchil-
dren; one daughter, Da-
nae Barto of DeFuniak
Springs and one grand-
daughter, Sarah Barto
of Santa Rosa Beach;
Survivors from her sec-
ond marriage include
Wayne Bishop and wife
Angie of Liberty; Wen-
dell Bishop and wife
Betty of Leonia; Wanda
Paulk and her husband
Roy of Leonia; nine
step-grandchildren;
17 step-great-grand
children; and one step-
great-great-grandchild;
and numerous nieces
and nephews.
A time of visitation
was held Monday, Jan.
14, 2013 at the Davis
Watkins Funeral Home,
from 5 until 7 p.m. Fu-
neral services were held
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
in the chapel of Davis-
Watkins Funeral Home
beginning at 11 a.m.
with Dr. Bobby Tucker
and Reverend Kenneth
Harrison officiating.
Interment followed at
Pleasant Grove Cem-
etery.
The family wishes
to extend their sincer-
est appreciation and
thanks to the staff of
Stanley House and to
the Healthmark ICU for
their exceptional care of
their loved one.
Memories and con-
dolences may be shared
with the family at www.
daviswatkins.com.
Arrangements and
services were under the
direction of Davis-Wat-
kins Funeral Home.


bered for his love of life,
an infectious laugh, fan-
tastic gardening skills
and all the many home
improvement projects
he so enjoyed. Don was
a gourmet cook and
happily shared his ex-
periments with all who
visited.
Don will be sadly
missed by his little dog,
Josie and his nephew,
Alvin Blocker, who so
graciously shared his
home and his life with
Don and Josie for the
past two years.
Don's Memorial ser-
vice will be held at Bar-
rancas National Cem-
etery in Pensacola, Fla.,
on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made
in Don's name to the
American Cancer Soci-
ety.


Hill


James L. Hill Sr.,
Ed.D., Col. USAR
peacefully transitioned
from mortality to im-
mortality and joined
that great cloud of wit-
nesses in heaven's glory
on Jan. 8, 2013.
Dr. James Hill at-
tended and taught
school at Tivoli High
School in DeFuniak
Springs. He retired as
the Principal of Florosa
Elementary School in
1994. He also retired
as Colonel in the Active
United States Army Re-
serve in 1981.
Col. Hill was preced-
ed in death by his son,
Barry Stephen Hill, his
parents, Monroe and
Jessie Hill; siblings


Charles Dixon In-
gram, age 63, of De-
Funiak Springs, Fla.,
entered into eternal
peace Thursday, Jan.
10, 2013 at Sacred
Heart on the Emerald
Coast, surrounded by
loved ones. Charles was
born Nov. 11, 1949 in
Panama City, Fla.
He served his country
faithfully in the United
States Army and went
on to his professional
career, ranging from
construction to commu-
nication tower projects,
traveling all across the
country. After retiring,
he sought out a sim-
pler life which included
hunting, fishing, rais-
ing cattle, woodwork-
ing, and spending quiet
time on his ranch with
family. Often, he'd
sit by a bonfire with
friends and family, and
talk of times gone by or
other interesting sto-
ries which included his
sharp sense of humor.
He is preceded in
death by his parents,
Altha Bell (MacDonald)
and Sterling Ingram
and one brother, Clin-
ton Ingram.
Charles is survived
by two daughters, Mar-
garet Ward and hus-
bandBruce andMelanie
Littreal; step-daughter,
Korie Casperen; step-
son, Kyle Caspersen;


Monroe Hill, Eddie Hill,
Lula Hill James and
Charlie Hill.
His life is celebrated
by a loving devoted,
friend and wife, Jounice
J. Hill from DeFuniak
Springs; son, James
L. Hill Jr. of Moreno
Valley, Calif.; Jounice
Darcia Hill, of Fort
Lauderdale; grandchil-
dren, Ebony Calloway
Spencer, Bridgette Hill
Gunn, Asiha Piper,
Barry Hill Jr., Jazmine
Hill, Kristin Hill, Kate-
lyn Hill and Debora
Hill; great-grandchil-
dren, Skye Gunn, Si-
mone and Frederick
Spencer, Alyssa and
Mekhai Hill, and Alana
and Aiden Piper.
Visitation will be on
Friday, Jan. 18 from
5 to 7 p.m. at Emerald
Coast Funeral Home,
113 Race Track Road,
N.E., Ft. Walton Beach,
Florida
The funeral service
will be held on Satur-
day, Jan. 19, 2013 at 11
a.m. at Beulah Baptist
Church, 109 McGriff St.
N.E., Ft. Walton Beach,
FL.


loving wife, Judith; lov-
ing sisters, Katherine
Wahl and Abbie Jones;
loving brothers, Clifford
and Lee Ingram; sister-
in-law, Helen Ingram;
six grandchildren,
Taylor Lynn, Zacharie
Charles, Maddie Grace
Littreal; Taylor, Zach-
ary and Abbie Ward;
and numerous nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of
Charles' life will be
held Saturday, Jan. 19,
2013 in the chapel of
Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home, 1474 Highway
83 North, DeFuniak
Sprifigs, FL, beginning.
at 2 p.m. A time of visi-
tation will be held one
hour prior to the ser-
vice. Military honors
will be provided by the
United States Army. In
lieu of flowers, memo-
rial donations may be
made to the American
Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 22718, Oklahoma
City, OK 73123-1718,
or Humane Society De-
partment MEMIT9,'
2100 L Street North-
west, Washington D.C.
20037. Memories and
condolences may be
shared with the family
at www.daviswatkins.
com. Arrangements and
services are under the
direction of Davis-Wat-
kins Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Ba rlett


W.C. Bartlett, age 78,
of Gaskin, Fla., passed
away Wednesday, Jan.
9, 2013 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 9,
1934 in Gaskin. One of
seven children, W.C. at-
tended Gaskin School,
then later attended
Paxton High School.
He served his country
faithfully in the United
States Army and went
on to work for Wal-
ton County as a heavy
equipment operator.
After retirement, he


provided for his family
as a farmer and poultry
grower. W.C. enjoyed
the outdoors and had a
special love for the open
road.
He is preceded in
death by his parents,
William Charlie Bar-
tlett Sr. and Louise
Wood Bartlett and one
son, Tbdd Bartlett.
He is survived by
his loving wife, Lin-
da Sue Bartlett; two
daughters, Kathreen
McIntosh and husband
David of Crestview,
Fla., and Carolyn Var-
ner and husband Wes
of Fort Walton Beach,
Fla.; three sons, John
Bartlett of Fort Walton
Beach, James Bartlett
of Gaskin, and Stephen
Bartlett of Gaskin; sev-
en grandchildren and
three great-grandchil-
dren.

Funeral services
were held Saturday,
Jan. 12, 2013 in the
chapel of Davis-Wat-
kins Funeral Home.


Laird


Ronald Ralph Laird,
age 76, of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla., departed
this life for the Heav-
enly Kingdom on Jan..
13, 2013. Ronald was
born in Gaskin, Fla. on
April 6, 1936 to William
(Richard) Laird and Ef-
fie Adkison Laird. He
graduated in 1954 from
Walton County Senior-
High School, and at-
tended the University
of Florida in Gainesville
for a year. He was then
hired at Eglin Air Force
Base with civil service
and retired 35 years
later. He also proudly
served his country in
the Alabama National
Guard, Ronald was
a member of Calvary
Baptist Church in De-
Funiak Springs. Ron-
ald is pre-deceased by
his father, mother, his
brother C.R. Laird, and
sister Madelyn Parish.
He is survived by
his wife, Jessie Ruth,
his son, Scott, both of
DeFuniak Springs; his
daughter, Ronna of Ala-
bama; and son, Geof-
frey and wife Donna
of Metairie, La. He is
also survived by three


granddaughters, Leigh
Anne Ellenburg, Car:
lie Briganti, and MeTa-
nie Kuriger. He is also
survived by two great
granddaughters, two
great-grandsons,' and a
brother-in law, John T
Parish Jr.
Visitation and fu-
neral services will be
held at Calvary Baptist
Church on Wednesday,
Jan. 16, 2013 begin-
ning at 12 1 p.m. with
the funeral one hour
later. Burial will follow
at Gaskin First Baptist
Church cemetery. Ac-
tive pallbearers will be
Howard Taylor, Don
Hancock, Matt Perez,
Ken White, and Aaron
Taylor. Honorary pall-
bearers will be Mack
Baker and Wiley "Ju-
nior" King. A special
thank you to all of our
friends who were so kind
during Ronald's long ill-
ness. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made
to the family or to Cal-
vary Baptist Church,
75 Church Street, De-
Funiak Springs, FL
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Padgett


Daniel Walton-
Padgett born Jan. 27,
1927 passed away Dec.
10, 2012.
Daniel was the sec-
ond child born to Daniel
Morrison Padgett and
Dollie Bell Brownell. He
was born in Caryville,
Fla.
During World War
II, his family moved
to Panama City, Fla.
While attending Bay
County High School,
Dan joined the U.S..
Navy. When the war
was over, he returned
and graduated from
Bay High. He attended
Florida State Univer-
sity-and graduated with
a'B.S. in Mathemat-
ics. During his student
days at FSU, Padgett
responded to the call
of God to the minis-
try. He was ordained
at Hickory Hill Baptist
Church of which he
was a charter member.
His first-time pastorate
was at New Hope Bap-
tist Church in Holmes
County. During that
time, he was employed
at Eglin Air Force Base.
In 1953, Dan Padgett
enrolled in Southwest-
ern Baptist Theologi-
cal Seminary in Fort
Worth, Texas where


Campbell


Mrs. Camille Camp-
bell "Tiny B," 93, of De-
Funiak Springs, Fla.,
went to be with our
Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ Jan. 9, 2013.
She was born March
30, 1919 in Manito-
ba, Canada to Frank
Blackman and Reama
Harvey Blackman.
Mrs. Campbell was
a resident of DeFuniak
Springs, Fla. for over


Brown


Mr. James Evans
Brown Sr., 82, of Port-
land, Fla., passed away
Jan. 8, 2013. He was
born May 30, 1930 in
Portland, to William.
Brown and Ruby Chas-
tine Kelly Brown.
Mr. Brown was a life-
long resident of Port-
land. He was Methodist
by faith and a member
of the Portland United
Methodist Church. He
was a veteran of the


he received the Master
of Divinity. During his
five years as a seminary
student, he worked full-
time as a senior analog
computer engineer at
Chance Vought Aircraft
in Grand Prairie, Tex-.
as.
In 1954, Dan Padgett
married Pauline "Polly"
Donaldson of Cairo, Ga.
For seven years he pa-
stored at Thomasville
Road Baptist Church
in Tallahassee, Fla. He
was employed by the
Florida Baptist Con-
vention, in Jackson-
ville, as a consultant for
children's curriculum
in the Training Union
Department. Later,
he served as Minister
of Education at Hen-
dricks Avenue Baptist
Church. In 1970, he
accepted a position in
Nashville, Tenn. at the
Baptist Sunday School
Board (now Lifeway) as
a consultant and edi-
tor of children's Sunday
School and Vacation
Bible School literature.
Padgett moved back to
Holmes County and be-
came principal-teacher
at Prosperity Elemen-
tary School in 1973. He
also pastored at Hicko-
ry Hill Baptist Church
for 12 years. He became
the Executive Direc-
tor of the Washington-
Holmes Association
for Retarded Citizens
(ARC), a training school
for mentally challenged
adults in Chipley, Fla.
He was the pastor of
Sandy Creek Baptist
Church for 13 years.
During his years in
Florida, Padgett was
active in civic and com-
munity affairs. In his re-
tirement, he was called
on many times to fill
pulpits and to conduct
funerals. For 47 years,


65 years. She was Pres-
byterian by faith and
a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of
DeFuniak Springs. She
was a member of the
DeFuniak Springs Gar-
den Club, First Presby-
terian Love Circle, and
was an EMT instructor.
A veteran of World War
II, she served with the
troops as a general duty
nurse in both the Italy
and Africa Theatres.
She won numerous
dance contests with her
late husband, (Boogie)
and in her later years
she enjoyed big bands,
christian music, and
bible study.
Mrs. Campbell is
preceded in death by
her parents, husband,
Kenneth Campbell; one
son, Mac Campbell, and
two brothers R.E. "Bob"
Blackman, and E.A.
"Buddy" Blackman.
Mrs. Campbell is sur-
vived by one son, Rob-
ert A. "Bob" Campbell


Korean War serving
his country in the U.S.
Air Force with over 20
years of service before
retiring as a Tech Ser-
geant. He also worked
with the Walton Coun-
ty Sheriffs Department
as a Walton County
Deputy before retiring.
He enjoyed spending
time with his family
and telling stories of
his family history.
Mr. Brown is preced-
ed in death by his par-
ents, and three sisters,
Wilma Jones, Gladys
Helms, and Laura
Dries.
Mr. Brown is sur-
vived by three sons,
Tommy Godwin of
Portland, Bruce God-
win and wife, Rhonda
of Panama City, Fla.,
James Brown Jr. and
wife, Lorna of De-
Funiak Springs, Fla.;
one daughter, Denise
Piasecki and husband,
Jeff of Freeport, Fla., 11


he served as chairman
of the annual Padgett
Reunion. He returned
to Nashville in 2010 to
spend more time with
his children, grandchil-
dren and great-grand-
children. He was known
as "Papa" and will be
missed greatly.
He is preceded in
death by his parents;
brothers, Charles Quin-
ton Padgett, Clyde
Padgett and Freddie
Padgett; son-in-law
James Agresta.
He is survived by
Polly, his devoted wife
of 58 years; daughters,
Pamela Hughes and
Paula Agresta; and
son, Philip Padgett, all
of Nolensville, Tenn.;
grandchildren, Heath-
er (Josh) Parker, Marc
(Wendy) Hughes, Cal
and Abby Agresta, Dil-
lon, Gabriella, Mer-
edith, Katherine and
Preston Padgett; great-
grandchildren, Tinsley,
Savannah and Arye
Parker, Amara Hughes;
sisters and brother,
Lola (Jack) Silver, Sue
(Skip) Walker, John
Padgett; several nieces
and nephews, and nu-
merous close friends.
Funeral services and
internment were held
in Nolensville, Tenn.,
on Dec. 14, 2012. A me-
morial service for fam-
ily and friends will be
held on Saturday, Jan.
26, 2013 at 11 a.m., at
Hickory Hill Baptist
Church in Westville,
Fla.
In Memory of Dan
Padgett, contributions
may be made to the
Dan and Polly Padgett
Benevolence Fund at
Hickory Hill Baptist
Church. Woodbine Fu-
neral Home, Waller
Chapel directors (615)
776-7009.


and wife, Janet; two
daughters, JeriLane C.
Langley and husband,
Royce, Kay Campbell-
Williams and husband,
Russell; eight grand-
children, and two great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services
were held Saturday,
Jan. 12, 2013 at First
Presbyterian Church of
DeFuniak Springs with
Rev. Michael Moore
officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the Magnolia
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, do-
nations may be made
to the First Presby-
terian Church of De-
Funiak Springs, 1063
Circle Drive, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435.
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 arrangements.


grandchildren, and five
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services
were held Friday, Jan.
11, 2013 at Clary-Glenn
Freeport Chapel Funer-
al Home with Rev.Joel
Glenn officiating.

Pallbearers were
James Brown Jr.,
Joshua Piasecki,
Casey Piasecki, Caleb
Piasecki, Tommy God-
win and Bruce Godwin.
Honorary Pallbearers
were the employees
of the Walton County
Sheriffs Department.
Burial followed in the
Hatcher 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 was entrusted
with the arrangements.


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Wood
Mrs. Virginia Wood,
93, of Freeport, Fla.,'
passed away Friday,
Jan. 11, 2013.
She was born March
2, 1919 in Detroit,
Mich., to Torrence Hi-
ram Farrington and
Sophia Daris Fournier
Farrington.
Mrs. Wood was a
resident of Freeport.
She was Presbyterian
by faith and a member


of the Freeport Pres-
byterian Church. She
worked as a Supervisor
with the Naval Base
Exchange for 20 years
before retiring. She
also worked with the
Eglin Air Force Base
Exchange prior to the
Naval Exchange. She
was very talented in
business organization.
Mrs. Wood is pre-
ceded in death by her
parents and her hus-
band William "Bill"
Wood; one son, Charles
E. Marsh; one brother,
Goodloe T. Farrington,
and one sister, Jennette
Farrington.
Mrs. Wood is sur-
vived by three brothers,
David Farrington and
wife, Mary of Freeport,
Fla., James Farrington
and wife, Bertha of Ar-
lington, Texas, George
Farrington and wife,


Keeping the Faith



Minding


Our


Business

By Ronnie McBrayer


Mary Sue of Freeport;
two sisters, Jean Lor-
rain Rollins of Fort
Walton Beach, Fla.,
Margaret Louise Clark
of Tennessee, and one
grandchild Flossie
Marsh,
Memorial services
will be held at 10 a.m.,
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at
Freeport Presbyterian
Church, 340 Street CR-
20 East, Freeport, FL
32439 with Rev. Gene
Harris officiating.
Floral arrangements
are being accepted.
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 is entrusted with
the arrangements.


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-
niemcbrayer.me.


In these days when it seems everything has become angry polarization, it's
not uncommon to hear someone in the heat of an argument invoke the famil-
iar words of Jesus: "Judge not, so that you are not judged." These words are
probably misapplied as much as anything Jesus ever said.
Jesus' prohibition against judging has less to do with our academic argu-
ments than it does with how we treat people. The better translation of his
words is, "Do not condemn others." This changes the whole equation, as Je-
sus doesn't ban "judgment" in the sense of discernment, making honorable
choices, or being an informed person. Rather, Jesus is precluding the use of
condemnation against others.
Yet, if you turn to the media, read much of what is printed by Christian
publishers, listen to what is repeated in church pulpits, or spend time perus-
ing the Christian blogosphere, it seems the only voice we Christians have is
that of a crotchety old man, angry that the neighborhood kids won't stay off
our lawn.
Yes, some of what we say is healthy, principled dissent; but too much of it is
an exhaustive collection of condemnation and angry finger-pointing, incensed
as we are, at what everyone else is doing wrong. But by Jesus' own word, the
church is not permitted to become this type of condemnation-meting society.
We are not called to operate a business of inflicting punishment on others. In
fact, we aren't called to.mind others' business at all.
In my vocation I often come across those who are hostile toward the Christian
faith. I try to engage such individuals and learn something from them. What
I have learned from people such as these, more often than not, is their exas-
peration over how we Christians frequently come across as a kind of moral
SWAT team.
We intrude into the lives of others filling the air with the ammunition of
"ought, should, and must" when we would be better served by turning our
energies and attention to our own hearts and examine our own lives, not the
lives of others. Dietrich Bonehoeffer said it like this, "Jesus is the only stan-
dard by which disciples should live, but he is not a standard we can apply to
others. He is a standard we can only apply to ourselves."
So, when we as Christians get blisteringly angry with those who sin differ-
ently than we do, we should remember to mind our business. That business is
to love, not to condemn. That business is to begin with the self, for beginning
there will keep us busy for a lifetime.
To that end, there is a wonderful story from famed Rabbi Mendel Futer-
fas, who survived years in the Soviet Gulags of Siberia. In the Gulag, one of
the many activities that was prohibited and dealt with harshly was playing
cards. Still, some of the inmates managed to smuggle in a deck of cards, and
they would play for hours without the guards knowing.
Finally, however, an informant sold the card-playing prisoners out. The
guards would storm in with surprise inspections looking for the cards, but
could never find them. They checked every inch of the barracks including
strip searches of the inmates, but the result was always the same: Nothing.
Yet, as soon as the guards left, the.cards would reappear and the games con-
tinued.
Rabbi Mendel couldn't understand how this happened, but eventually the
card players let him in on their secret. "You see," they said, "we are profes-
sional pickpockets. As soon as the guards enter the barracks, we slip the
cards into their pockets. Right before they leave, we slip them back out again.
It never occurs to the guards to check their own pockets."
"Judging" does not prevent us from having and sharing opinions. It doesn't
mean we can't give a verbal witness to our faith. But it does mean we refuse -
absolutely refuse to condemn others. We leave "room in our hearts for God's
grace," and that room is made possible by looking in and emptying our own
pockets first.


THE POWER OF PRAYER

*We continue to stand amazed at God's provision in
our lives. Not only do we serve an Awesome God, but we
firmly believe that the power of prayer plays in integral
role in opening doors, and changing situations.


Revelation 3:7

7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,


'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the
key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one
opens"
Matthew 16:19
And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and
whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be what has been bound in
heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be what has
been loosed in heaven


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January 19

Harmony Fellowship
Church hosting
Heaven Bound Singers


THE NATIONALYKNOWN Florida Boys will be in concert at Northside Baptist Church Jan. 19. .


Florida Boys in concert at


Northside Baptist Church ,


The Northside Bap-
tist Church of Ponce
de Leon will be hosting


a gospel sing with.the
Florida Boys quartet on
Jan. 19 beginning at 6


p.m. fering will be received.
There will be no ad- Everyone is wel-
mission fee but a love of- come.


Solid Rock Community Church

hosting youth rally January 19


Solid Rock Commu-
nity Church will be hav-
ing a youth rally on Sat-
urday, Jan. 19, starting
at 6 p.m. with Fresh
Anointing minstering
through music and Rev.
Chad Griggs will be
bringing the message


Fresh Anointing is a
fantastic anointed sing-
ing group and will be
starting off the rally at
6 p.m. Then, Rev. Chad
Griggs will be bring-
ing the message. Chad
is a young fireball of a
preacher who will have


you shouting, laughing,
crying, and praising
the Lord. Bring your
youth, and elderly also,
and join us for a time of
worship and fellowship
that is sure to touch
your heart and soul.
The church is located


about four miles north
on SR-83 in DeFuniak
Springs.

Pastor Larry Mur-
phy and congregation
extends a warm invita-
tion to everyone.


THE HEAVEN BOUND SINGERS from Na-
varre, Fla., will be at Harmony Fellowship Church
Jan. 19.


Heaven Bound will
be minstering on
Jan.. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at
Harmony Fellowship
Church.
Pastor Donel and
congregation invite ev-
eryone to come and wor-
ship with them. There


will be finger foods after
the service.
Harmony Fellowship
is located at 974 Ad-
ams Road in DeFuniak
Springs. For more infor-
mation or direction call
Jan Davidson at (850)
834-2017.


St. Margaret's to

host Life Chain
St. Margaret's Cath- 20, 2013 at the corn
:'olic unurc n wi*n 1j I d LJUUr 00iu LJ.^L- ] .


olic Unurcn will De
hosting a peaceful and
prayerful Life Chain to
observe the 40th anni-
versary of Roe versus
Wade on Sunday, Jan.


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.3


UI 3O1 out. Uu an l .U.
90 east from 1-2 p.m.
Contact (850) 892-
7176 for more informa-
tion.


New Bethel A.M.E. Church
hosting special service


The pastor and
church family of New
Bethel A.M.E. Church
of Argyle cordially in-
vites the public to join
them Monday, Jan. 21,
2012 for their annual
Dr. Martin Luther King


BROKEN STRINGS GOSPEL & BLUEGRASS GROUP will be concert January 19.

Broken Strings in concert at

Otter Creek Methodist Church


Broken Strings from
Elba, Ala., will be sing-
ing at Otter Creek
Methodist Church Sat-


urday, Jan. 19, at 7
p.m.
The church is locat-


ed four miles north of Otter Creek cordially
Ponce de Leon off SR- welcomes everyone to
81. join them and be blessed
The congregation of by this special group.


Westside Baptist Church 30+singles

group changed meeting date, Feb. 21


The Westside Bap-
tist Church 30+singles
group have changed
their meetings to the

Do you
have a
special
event
coming

up?
Send
church
new
Sand
events
to
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third Thursday of each
month at 6 p.m. in the
Fellowship hall at the
church located on U.S.


331 N next to St. Mar-
garet's Catholic Church.
The next meeting will
be February 21.


F6r more informa-
tion call Tracy Johns at
(850) 865-1633 or (850)
951-2915.


Jr. worship service be-
ginning at 11 a.m.
New Bethel A.M.E is
located in Argyle and
for more information or
direction contact Julila-
btte Barge at 217-7597.


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DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Phone: 850-892-2722 Fax: 850-892-2381
e-mail: fbcdfs@embarqmail.com
Website: www.fbcdfs.org
Early Worship Service 8:00 AM
Sunday School 9:15 AM
Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM
Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:00 PM
Dr. Bobby Tucker Pastor
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Richard Murray Jr. Associate Pastor
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Men's Conference TiherCe Pu utt
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Walton girls post 71-54 hoops victory against visiting Holmes County


By REID TUCKER
It started off close
when the Lady Braves
hosted Holmes Coun-
ty, but Walton pulled
away in the second half,
demolishing the Blue
Devils late to get a 71-


54 win.
The non-district vic-
tory against the 1A Blue
Devils improved Wal-
ton's record to 13-7 and
dropped Holmes County
to a nearly identical 13-6
on the year. Despite the
S -


WALTON'S TALIAH MOORE SCORED 27
POINTS for the home team to lead all players in
scoring on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 8. Moore
scored 16 points in the third quarter alone to help
Walton work its way back from a closer first half
for an eventual 71-54 win. (Photo by Reid Tucker)


17-point spread, the
game against the Boni-
fay squad looked far
from certain at the on-
set through the inter-
mission, with turnovers
and cold shooting from
the Lady Braves fuel-
ing Holmes County's
resurgence. Neverthe-,
less, Walton got its act
together in the final
stretch, making 7-of-10
from the floor to Hol-
mes County's 5-of-16 to
grind out the win.
Keeping steady
through a hard-fought
contest bodes well for
the Lady Braves, who
already tied up first-
place seeding in their
own District 1-4A tour-
nament in a few weeks'
time by smoking league
opponent Pensacola
Catholic two weeks
back. In contrast to that
Jan. 4 game, Walton's
Taliah Moore couldn't
be stopped on the
night of Tuesday, Jan.
8, as she led the team
with 27 points. Fellow
Braves Krista McQueen
and Dejah Tucker were


close behind with 20
points and 17 points, re-
spectively, to their cred-
it, while Mikayla Moore
was Holmes County's
top scorer on the night
with 16 points, and all
but four of those points
coming via 3-pointers.
Walton got off to' a
good start in the first
quarter, with Taliah
Moore and McQueen
each putting in six
points from the floor to
put their team in lead.
However, Holmes Coun-
ty stayed within striking
distance due to a smat-
tering of field goals and
Mikayla Moore's first
3 of the evening. The
Lady Braves led 19-10
after the first period.
Though shooting was
rough and defense was
spotty for both sides the
Bonifay squad never-
theless made the most
of 'its own volume of
fire and Walton turn-
overs to cut the lead
to 26-24 with 1:30 to
go in the half. Holmes
County outscored Wal-
ton 17-12 in the period


thanks largely to timely
perimeter shots from
Lenibel Concepcion and
Mikayla Moore, though
Karlisha Works actu-
ally led her team with
two field goals and two
free throws. Walton's
Tucker and McQueen
each scored on multiple
layups, to keep a narrow
lead, but it was Caretha
Paul's sole basket of the
night, a 3-pointer with
1:05 left, that kept the
Blue Devils at bay..

Free throw shooting
was the ace up Walton's
sleeve in the third quar-
ter, as Taliah Moore
and Tucker scored
seven points between
them from the foul line.
Moore was a force in the
paint and at the perim-
eter as well, putting in
three layups and two
3-pointers to push the
Lady Braves well ahead
of Holmes County for
the first time in the con-
test. Walton went up by
13 points with 50 sec-
onds left in the quarter
when Moore got a nice


offensive board to tip in
one of her 2-point bas-
kets to make it a 48-38
ballgame, though the
final spread going into
Q4 was 54-40 in Wal-
ton's advantage.
The Lady Braves led
by more than 10 through
the duration of the final
period thanks to much-
improved shooting,
while Holmes County
continued to slip as the
team could not, capital-
ize on repeated good
looks. Taliah Moore
scored two from the
floor and one from the
stripe, Tucker scored on
two layups and two foul
shots, and McQueen
charged downcourt for
three layups to pile. up
the score for the Lady
Braves in the game's
final minutes. Not even
back-to-back 3-pointers
from Mikayla Moore
could pull the Blue Dev-
ils back from the brink,
as a final McQueen
layup with five seconds
on the clock wrapped up
a 17-point win for Wal-
ton.


Malone Sweeps Paxton


By PATRICK CASEY
The Malone Tigers
earned victories over
Paxton on Jan. 8 in
both girls and boys bas-
ketball.
The Lady Bobcats
ran into a hot-shooting
Malone team that got
18 points from Curteeo-
na Brelove and 11 from
Angelica Livingston to
steal a win at Paxton by
a score of 51-39.
Paxton, which defeat-
ed the Tigers 33-24 in
Malone in overtime on
Dec. 4, saw the visiting
team.take a 25-17 lead
into the locker room as
they held the Bobcats to
7-of-26 shooting for the
first 16 minutes of the
game.
The host squad closed
the gap to 30-29 after
three quarters of play
as Paxton held the Ti-
gers to 2-of-ll shooting
from the floor in that
quarter to rally within
a single point.
Malone found their
shooting fouch again


in the fourth quar-
ter, however, as they
pulled away for the vic-
tory to join Paxton atop
the District 1, Class A
standings.
Like the first match-
up, the game was even-
ly played, with Malone
making just enough
shots from behind the
three-point line to make
the difference. The Ti-
gers canned seven shots
from behind the arc to
five for the Bobcats. Ma-
lone committed 16 turn-
overs to Paxton's 15 and
hit 19-of-53 shots from
the floor as compared to
15-of-52 for Paxton.
Emily Murray and
Quinn Williams each
scored nine points as
no player on the squad
hit double figures in the
loss.
The Paxton boys
played a spectacular
game and nearly pulled
the upset as Malone
held on for a 60-57 vic-
tory in the boys con-
test.


Paxton's Dustin
Geoghagan had a
chance to tie the game
with a long three point
shot as time ran out but
the shbt clanged off the
rim and Malone gobbled
up the rebound as time
ran out.
Geoghagan scored 15
of his 18 points in the
fourth quarter as he di-
aled in from long range
to rally Paxton from a
46-34 deficit over the fi-
nal eight minutes of the
game.
Austin Carnley add-
ed 11 points of his own
while Marcus' Brad-
ley chipped in 10 for
the home team, which
trailed 30-17 at inter-
mission.
Malone, which en-
tered the game with
a 13-1 mark and a 7-0


record in District 1 of
Class A, played the
game with little inten-
sity in front of the parti-
san Paxton crowd. Chai
Baker had 19 points
and teammate Antwain
Johnson added 14 of his
own as the Tigers plod-
ded through the game
to barely get the road
victory.
The Bobcats did a
solid job on the boards,
getting off 64 shots
while connecting on 22
of them while Malone
hit 19-of-53 from the
field.
Malone shot 16-of-26
from the free throw line
as the charity stripe
helped to propel them
to a road win and their
fifth consecutive victory
in the series.
Paxton forced 13


turnovers while com-
mitting only 10 but only
made 3-of-6 shots from
the free throw line as
the smaller Bobcats
had to take most of
their shots from outside
of the lane due to Ma-
lone's size advantage.
Team Notes: .Includ-
ing Paxton's win over
Poplar Springs on Fri-
day night, coach Jeff
Bradley now holds a
mark of 282-128 in 14+
seasons with the boys
squad. Bradley is 4-6
against Malone while


Paxton is 4-9 against
the Tigers since the
1994-95 season. The
win by the Malone girls
snapped a six-game
winning streak against
the Tigers for the Lady
Bobcats. The Paxton
girls are 9-8 against Ma-
lone since the 1992-93
season. Steve Williams
is in his fourth season
as head coach of the
Lady Bobcats and holds
a mark of 77-25, count-
ing the Bobcats victory
over Poplar Springs on
Friday night.


PAXTON'S EMILY MURRAY(12) scored nine
points in the Bobcats 51-39 loss to Malone on Janu-
ary 8. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


PAXTON'S BETHANY NEALE(24) attempts to
drive the lane during the Bobcats game with Ma-
lone last week. Paxton holds a 12-7 overall record
and is tied with Malone for the top seed in the up-
coming District 1 tournament that will be held in
Poplar Springs. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


DID YOU KNOW?

5 Sports Facts

1. The San Francisco 49ers improved to 27-18 (.600)
all time in the playoffs after their 45-31 victory over
Green Bay on Saturday. The 27 postseason wins are the
4th most in NFL history and the 49ers .600 winning per-
centage is T-3rd best in league history [Carolina Pan-
thers (6-4, .600)].
2. The Air Force men's basketball team is now 2-78
all-time against ranked teams after #24-ranked UNLV's
76-71 overtime victory over the Falcons on Saturday.
3. In the last year, 30 of the 125 major-college head
coach jobs in football have turned over. Virginia Tech's
Frank Beamer is the current dean of college football
coaches as he has been in charge of the Hokies program
since 1986.
4. The 2012 Georgia football squad became just the
third Georgia team in program history to finish a season
with 12 wins, joining the 1980 national champions (12-
0) and the 2002 SEC champions (13-1).
5. FSU wide receiver Ronald Lewis caught Seminoles
quarterback Danny McManus' 15-yard touchdown pass
on a fourth-and-goal play with 3:51 left in the game to
give the Tallahassee squad a 31-28 victory over Nebras-
ka in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl.


AUSTIN CARNLEY(12) prepares to launch a
jump shot during the fourth quarter of the Bobcats
game with Malone on January 8. Carnley had 11
points and the Walton County squad gave Malone
one of their toughest battles of the year before fall-
ing to their District 1 foe. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


DUSTIN GEOGHAGAN(3) completes his shoot-
ing motion as he drilled six shots from behind the
arc, five in the fourth quarter, to lead Paxton's
comeback against Malone last week. Geoghagan led
the squad with 18 points and has been on fire since
scoring 37 points against North Florida Christian
in December. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


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Freeport Splits With Jay


By PATRICK CASEY
The Freeport Lady
Bulldogs earned a 53-41
victory over Jay on Fri-
day night as Mary Kate
Myrick scored 17 points
with teammate Shadia
Mitry adding 16 of her
own as the host squad
grabbed a district win.
The game was tied
7-all after one quarter
of play as each team
struggled to hit shots


from the floor. The Bull-
dogs gained the momen-
tum in the second quar-
ter as Myrick drilled
three shots from behind
the arc and Mitry added
seven points of her own
to help Freeport to a 25-
19 halftime lead.
The Walton County
squad pushed the lead
to 41-27 after three
quarters of play as
senior Charity Head


added a pair of long-dis-
tance shots to join in on
the scoring.
Jay got the offense
going in the final quar-
ter but was only able to
close the gap to within
53-41 in the final mo-
ments as the Royals
connected on only 11-of-
42 shots from the field
in the game.
Each team had 15
turnovers but the Bull-
dogs hit 19-of-48 shots


from the field to earn a
sweep of the Royals in
the regular season and
improve to 7-11 overall,
3-5 in District 2 of Class
A.
The Freepoit boys
basketball team was
not as fortunate as
they dropped their 10th
straight game with a
49-37 decision to the
Jay boys team.
Eric Trevino led the
visiting squad with 20


points as his long range
shooting was key early
in the game in building
a 22-13 halftime lead.
Freeport rallied to
cut the lead to 39-34 af-
ter 24 minutes of game
play as Cody Yelving-
ton scored all nine of his
points in the third quar-
ter to lead the charge.
Jay was able to close
out the contest in the
fourth quarter as they
took advantage of 28


turnovers by coach Da-
vid Burke's team to
avenge a double over-
time loss to the Bulldogs
in Jay on December 7.

Freeport, which
dressed only seven var-
sity players for the con-
test, fell to 2-15 overall
and 1-6 in district play
with the loss. Ryder
Newman led the Bull-
dogs with 10 points in
the game.


STORMII HANSLEY(20) prepares to inbound
the ball during the Bulldogs game with Jay last
week. The Bulldogs swept the regular season series
from the Royals with a 53-41 victory to improve to
7-11 overall on the year. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


FREEPORT'S CHARITY HEAD(15) canned a
pair of three point shots in the third quarter to help
the Bulldogs to a 53-41 win over Jay on Friday
night. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


Mary Kate Myrick(5) had 17points in a district
win over Jay on Friday night. (Photo by Patrick
Casey)


This Week in College Football History Jan. 14-20


Courtesy The National
Football Foundation &
College Hall of Fame.

Jan. 17, 1998: Mobile
hometown star and for-
mer Auburn quarterback
Dameyune Craig appeared.


in the 1998 Senior
The local hero pass
two touchdowns, cl
MVP honors and 1
the South to a 31-
in front of a record
crowd at Ladd St
in Mobile, Ala. The


Bowl. quarterback connected
sed for with his former Auburn
aiming teammate Fred Beasley
leading for the first of his two
-8 win touchdown passes in the
40,820 first quarter, putting the
;adium South on top with a 10-0
Tiger lead. With 29 seconds left
in the second quarter and
the North threatening to
score, Florida defensive
back Fred Weary set a
Senior Bowl record with
a 97-yard interception re-
1 turn, giving the South a
6 17-0 halftime lead. NFF
S National Scholar-Athletes
7 Penn State linebacker
8 Aaron Collins and LSU
:10 punter Chad Kessler both
appeared in the game.


L
2


10
9
15


Jan. 14, 1995: Colora-
do wide receiver Michael
Westbrook closed the sea-
son in the same fashion
he began it, catching a
26-yard final-play of the
game pass from California
quarterback Dave Barr to
give the West a 30-28 win
in the East-West Shrine
game in Palo Alto, Calif.
He had opened the season
by catching the famous
64-yard Hail Mary pass,
known as 'The Miracle at
Michigan," in the Buffs'
27-26 victory over Michi-
gan.

Jan. 15, 2005: Louis-
ville teammates quarter-
back Stefan LeFors and
wide receiver J.R. Russell
combined for two touch-
down passes, and Purdue
wide receiver Taylor Stub-
blefield added two more
TD catches, providing the
East a 45-27 victory in the
East-West Shrine game in
San Francisco, Calif.

Jan. 16, 1886: Coach
Oscar Howard's Califor-
nia Golden Bears open the
newly formed California
Football League season
with a 20-2 victory over
the Wasps Football Club
at the Grand Stands at
Fourteenth and Centre
streets in Oakland. The
contest was one of the first
games played on the Pacif-
ic Coast utilizing 11 play-
ers instead of 15.

Jan. 18, 1998: The
South rallied in the game's
final two minutes to de-
feat the North 20-19 in the
Hula Bowl at War Memo-
rial Stadium in Wailuku,
Hawaii. The deciding
points came off the foot
of Arizona State kicker
Robert Nycz, who kicked a
47-yard field goal to claim
the victory for the South
in the waning minutes.
It looked like the North
might win after Michigan
quarterback and NFF Na-
tional Scholar-Athlete Bri-
an Griese caught a 5-yard
touchdown pass from Penn
State receiver Joe Jurev-
icius, who threw the ball
after a reverse from Wol-
Sverine running back Chris
Howard. The score gave
the North a 19-17 lead
with 6:43 to play. On their
next possession Griese had
driven the North back into


South territory, but two
sacks and an incomplete
pass returned the ball to
the South, opening the
door for the game winning
field goal.

Jan. 19, 1888: South-


ern California concludes
its inaugural year of inter-
collegiate football with a
4-0 win over the Alliance
Athletic Club to complete
an unbeaten season. The
Trojans would not lose a
game until 1891.


School Sports Calendar

Wednesday- Jan. 16
P.C. Mosley at South Walton JV Girls Basketball 6
p.m.

Thursday- Jan. 17
Bethlehem at Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball (4
games) 4 p.m.
Blountstown at South Walton Girls and Boys Basket-
ball (3 games) 4 p.m.
Walton Girls Basketball at Marianna 5:30/7 p.m.
Freeport Boys Soccer at P.C. Bozeman 6 p.m.
Freeport at PDL Girls Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.

Friday- Jan. 18
South Walton Wrestling at P.C. Mosley
Freeport Girls and Boys Basketball at Northview (3
games) 4 p.m.
Laurel Hill at Paxton Girls and Boys Basketball (4
games) 4 p.m.
PDL Girls and Boys Basketball at Sneads (3 games) 4
p.m.
Marianna at Walton Boys Basketball 5:30/7 p.m.
South Walton Girls and Boys Basketball at Liberty Co.
5:30/7 p.m.

SSaturday- Jan. 19
South Walton Wrestling at P.C. Mosley 10 a.m.

Monday- Jan. 21
Walton Boys Soccer in Pensacola
Walton Boys Basketball at South Walton 5:30/7 p.m.

Tuesday- Jan. 22
Freeport at Paxton Girls Basketball 4/5 p.m.
'Freeport hosting Boys Soccer District Tourney 4/6 p.m.
Fort Walton Beach at South Walton Girls Basketball
5/6:15 p.m.
Freeport Boys Basketball at Holmes Co. 6/7:15 p.m.
PDL at Walton Girls Basketball 6/7:15 p.m.
SWalton Boys Basketball at Paxton 6/7:15 p.m.
PDL Boys Basketball at Quincy Munroe 6/7:30 p.m.

AREA 5 GIRLS BASKETBALL STATS
2012 13 Season Through Jan 6


SCORING
Player
Taliah Mooie
Man, Vale d,'-r.cl
Hannah HnMallO
Dela Tu.ck.i
Emilr Murna,
IShle, ar,3per
Cas.y Perot
Sellia, y Ileale
Knsta Mor-uapr.
FREE THROW
Talarh Moore
Emnrly Mrunay
Hanna ll H 01Al
Deli Tur.kvl
J.lo Carlson
vlMary hKle M3ili
shllai Harper
Bslhae~, leale
TEAM
Team
VVdllr.n
Paxlon
PDL
F.La.,pon
Soulh Wt whon
TEAM OFFENSE
sfwalon
PDL
Sc'Liii WJiiof
PFrEacin
F.eepon
TEAM DEFENSE
South Walton
PDL
Wall!,li

TEAM RECORDS
PDL

SFreeport
i. FreePOrt


WAL
FREE
POL
'udAL
PA'.
P'DL
So"
pa
ivF4L
lIV;L
SHOOTING
WAL
PAk,
POL
PJAL
PDL
FREE
PDL
P4
FREE
FT
196
142
133
145
167

PPG
`,7 ?
557
f 6
16 7

Pts Allowed
30.8
12
.I, 3
.1? 9
492

18
1.1

12
7


E "Points
20 351
16 247
7'1 304
'0 279
18 244.
20 256
16 175
1I 190
20 202

MIN 32 An
El EIA
J7 65
;O 71
i? 72
87 137
42 67
55 88
39 63
s i 64

THROW SHOOTING
FTA Averrae
315 62%
345 56%
347 "m


176
14
1.
13 6
10 9
106
10 1


Average
72%

672%

62%
61%


LOSSES
2


11


Jan. 20, 1990: In one
of the largest margins
in Senior Bowl history,
the North dominated the
South 41-0 in Mobile,
Ala. The shutout was the
first in Senior Bowl his-
tory. Penn State tailback
Blair Thomas ran for 137
yards and a touchdown,
earning MVP honors. He
teamed with LSU quarter-
back Tommy Hodson, who
threw for two touchdowns
for the North, and Min-
nesota running back Dar-
rell Thompson, who added
two more on the ground.
The North defense, led by
West Virginia linebacker
Renaldo Turnbull, racked
up six sacks.




High School
Basketball Scores

Monday-January 7


Baker
Freiport Gois
PDL Girls
Cottondate


43
.......


Tuesday- January 8 .

:Chipley 57
Freep'n ':;,i 20

Cottondale 74

o-iml., Co i.
:Fre t B

Malone ........ 51..
Parn" ijirl 3S
,lalonre ".tl
Paior, 6cy.

SSoth Wton Girls 7 1O
s" c . .. .............


iWalton GirlsC
SHoirnmes Co.


Soutllh 'ator. 601,:-


Thursday January 10
! Giacetlle




POL :..i.I
Grace lle
South Walton Boys
SFranklin Co.

Sculh idlfin CGris
FreanIln i.'u

WVhon Boys
Ss3nton AL

Walton Girls
Sar,:ion Al.

Friday-January 11



Jay


Pa.lon rovs
P, i, pr;nqs~
P,: rrl Girls
Poplar Springs.

Port St. Joe
Suulr, Walion BSOt

South Walton Girl.
Port St Joe.......

Vernon
POL Boys


S71
54

35


63
J0
.i

14
54
41



53


67




29
41
.19


19


23

57


56
38

69
37


t 9 ............
!Distrlict 1, Class A
i . . . ............ .. .............. . . . .


SMalone
Paxon
iCentral
SBethlehem

SLaurel Hill

District 2, Class A

Chipley..... .. ................
Holmes Co.
Northvew-
Jay
Baker
.Free.gpot ___


District



4 3 i


0 7


Distrct

.........:......... T ........... .
7


1 4
1 6
-"'""---`-"I-"- -


Overall

15
10
12
11
8


Overall

15
8
8
6
7
""" -"2 """"


District 3, Class A Distnct Overall
.......................... .................. ......... .. .......
i Sneads ..2 8 9
Graceville 6 2 9 1 6
. Te ................... ............. ........... .-.....-.. .......... ...........
ewvahitcha 7 3 13 4
Cottondale 6 3 10 8
Vernon 4 5 7 9
. ............................................................. ... -............. ................. ........



Distric 7Class A District Overall
.......... .... ....... .... ... .._ ............

........ ......... .....
. ... .. ... ...... ......................... .............. ...... .. ......... ... ...... ......... ....... . L ........ . ........ W ..........
WestGadsden 10 1 15 7
Btountstown 5 3 7 7
South Walton 5 4 10 7
Port St.Joe 4 4 9 9
SP.C. Bozeman 8 7
LibertyCo 1 6 2 8..............
F ra k lin C ... ......... ............. .... ....... ............ ............. ........... ........... ............. ......6 4 ...1 1 .........

district 1, Class 4A District Overall

Pensacola Catholic 2 1 9 8

1 11 ............ .............. .................. ................. .......


2012-13 High School Girls Basketball Standings
SThrough Jan. 13
District 1, Class A District Overall

Malone 1 7 1 14 5
Paxion 6 1 12 7
Central 4 4 9 10
.. ... .............................................. ... .... ........ ........... ............ .. .......... .............. ........... ........... ......7 .
Popiar Spnngs 3 4 11 7
Laurel Hill 1 5 3 1 12
Belhlehem 0 6 2 12
............ ............. ........ ........ .. ........ .. ..... ...... ...... .......... .... ........... ..... ............... ............. .........

District 2, Class A District :Overall

HoiimesCo.: 8 0 I 14 6
Chipley 7 1 15 2
Baker 4 4 12 6
Freeport 3 5 7 i 11
lorthview 1 1 7 3 9
LJay 1 7 2 115
....... ...--.-...--... ..


District 3, Class A Dislnct : Overall
L W L
S ..... ... ..... .. ...... .. .... . ........ .. ... . ........... T ................ ... .........
Ponce de Leon 9 0 18 2
S n e a d s 2.. ..
i ... ... ... .......................................... ........ .......... ... :: : .......| .....,.....* ............... ........ ................
Cottondale 4 i 2 7 9
Graceville 3 4 i 5 9
Wewahitchka 1 2 6 5 I 10
Vernon 0 9 3 9
.................. ..... . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .

District 4, Class A Disrict i Overall
V L I L
South Walton 9 0 14 .
Blountstown 7 i 2 10 6
Port SI Joe 5 1 3 6 B
iWest Gadsden 4J 5 6 10
'Uberty'Co, 3 4 4 8
Franklin Co 2 5 4 7
PC Bozemarn 0 9 0 14

District 1, Class 4A I district Oerall
.. ........... .. ................ ............. ... ........... ... .......w ...... .. ... .... .. .. .. ..... .. .. .. .... . ..... L ..... .

Walton 3 0 i 14 7
Marinna 1 2 5 10
Pensacola Catholic 1 3 7 11


2012-13 High School Boys Basketball Standings
Thrm...-. l-t I..h 4" '


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Holmes County Knocks Off PDL


By PATRICK CASEY
The Holmes County
Bluedevils used a hot
shooting night and scor-
ing from nine different
players to break a 20-
game losing streak to
the Ponce de Leon girls
basketball team as they
captured a 72-50 victory
over their county foe.
Hannah Prescott
scored 18 points while
Selina Long added 13
and teammate Lenibel
Concepcion 10 as the
Bluedevils improved,to
15-6 overall with the
non-district victory.
The Pirates got off
to a rough start as the
Bonifay-based squad
forced 13 turnovers in


the opening period of Holmes County explode
play, using the miscues for 31 points in the
to build a 17-3 lead as quarter to take a 62-34
Ponce de Leon connect- lead after 24 minutes of
ed on only 1-of-6 shots action. The Bluedevils
from the floor to go canned 12-of-20 shots
with a single made free from the field over that
throw for one of their eight-minute span to
lowest scoring quarters virtually put the game
at home in years. away.
JoJo Carlson ral- The Pirates posted
lied the home team in i 16-10 scoring ad-
the second quarter as vantage in the fourth
she scored 11 of her 15 quarter to trim the final
points in the game in margin to 72-50. Carl-
that frame to trim the son led the way with 15
lead to 31-19 at inter- points while Hannah
mission. Howell added 10 points
The Pirates appeared as. PDL lost their sec-
poised to rally early in ond consecutive game
the third quarter as of the year after falling
they trimmed the lead to Panama City Mosley
to 10 points only to see on Friday night 54-51
on the road.


The Pirates(18-3),
who host Freeport on
Thursday night in a
non-district contest,
played the game with-
out senior Ashley Harp-
er, who is second on the
team in scoring at 12.9
points per game, due to
a hamstring injury.
Ponce de Leon has
not had a three-game
losing streak since the
2003-04 season under
coach Tim Alford and
have already wrapped
up the District 3 regu-
lar season title with a
9-0 mark, needing only
a win at Sneads on Fri-
day to finish the district
slate with a perfect 10-0
record. The Pirates will
also benefit from host-


ing the District 3 tour-
nament in three weeks.
Game Notes: Tim
Alford is in his 18th
season as head coach
and is believed to hold
a record of 395-140 at
PDL. The loss to Hol-
mes County broke a 38-
game winning streak
for the Pirates on their
home floor. The team's
last loss at home came
on Jan. 7, 2010 in a 49-
45 decision to Cotton-
dale. The Pirates are
91-9 at home in their
last 100 games played
in their gymnasium.
Holmes County had not


beaten the Pirates in
PDL since a 50-29 win
on Feb. 4, 2003, which
was their last win in the
series. The Bluedevils
beat PDL in the Holmes
County Tournament 59-
37 in Bonifay that same
season to sweep the pair
of games that year. The
22-point defeat was the
Pirates' largest margin
in a home loss since Tal-
lahassee Godby posted
a 72-41 win over the Pi-
rates on Jan. 10, 2004.
Ashley Harper has 989
points scored for the Pi-
rates in her varsity ca-
reer.


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SJIjJO CARLSON(21) had 15 points to lead the
Pittptes as they fell to 18-3 on the year with a loss to
Holmes County on January 14. The Pirates strug-
gled with turnovers and the loss of senior guard
Ashley Harper due to an injury in succumbing to
their county rival. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


HOLMES COUNTY'S SELINA LONGA(4) had
13 points as she made a pair of free throws late in
the game to keep PDL at bay on Monday night. The
Bluedevils broke a 38-game home winning streak by
the Pirates with the win. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


PONCE DE LEON'S HOLLYPARSON(33) tries
to find some breathing room while closely guarded
by Holmes County's Hannah Prescott(2). Prescott
had 18 points as the Blluedevils broke a 20-game
losing streak to the Pirates with a 72-50 victory on
Monday night. (Photo by Patrick Casey)


Sports News and Notes: Zodrow Honored


By PATRICK CASEY
and REID TUCKER
Walton tennis coach
Creighton Zodrow, a
1997 graduate of Spring-
wood School, located in
Lanett, Ala., was re-
cently inducted into his
school's Athletic Hall
of Fame. Zodrow, who
was voted "most ath-
letic" in his graduating
class, led Springwood's
football, basketball and
tennis teams to several
district wins and state
tournament appear-
ances. After graduating
from Georgia Southern
University, he moved
to DeFuniak Springs,
where he now lives with
his wife, Capri, and
their sons, Cayden and
Camden. In addition
to heading the Braves'
tennis program, Zod-
row also coaches boys'
basketball at Emerald
Coast Middle School.
The Alabama wom-
en's tennis team enters
the season as the 10th
ranked team in the na-
tion, the Intercollegiate


Tennis Association an-
nounced recently. The
Crimson Tide also has
four singles players and
a pair of doubles teams
in the national stand-
ings. Representing the
team in singles is junior
Mary Anne Macfarlane,
who is ranked No. 12
nationally, followed by
senior Alexa Guara-
chi (South Walton
High School) at No. 13.
Freshman Maya Jansen
comes in at No. 59 and
fellow freshman Na-
talia Maynetto stands
at No. 105. In doubles,
Guarachi and Macfar-
lane make up the No.
2 team in the nation,
while Macfarlane is
also ranked as part of
the No. 60 doubles tan-
dem with Jansen.
On Thursday night,
Troy (7-10, 2-4) de-
feated ULM (3-9, 2-4)
in men's basketball,
64-55, to win its second
straight game. Prior to
the game, the surface
at Trojan Arena was
renamed "Court Mae-


stri," in honor of head
coach Don Maestri and
his 30-+ years at Troy.
Maestri, who was in-
ducted in the inaugural
Troy University Sports
Hall of Fame class
this past summer, has
amassed 494 victories
over his 30-plus sea-
sons as the head coach
of the Trojans. Troy has
reached the 20-win pla-
teau eight times during
Maestri's illustrious ca-
reer and has won seven
conference titles.
The 18th-ranked
Florida State wom-
en's 'basketball team
bounced baak in a ma-
jor way on Sunday at
the Donald L. Tucker
Center, speeding past
interstate ACC rival
and No. 24-ranked Mi-
ami, 86-65. The Semi-
noles halted their two-
game losing streak and
defeated their second
ranked opponent of the
season thanks to an im-
proved rebounding ef-
fort, better ball security
and stout defense.


Alabama juniors
Dee Milliner and Eddie
Lacy announced their
decision to enter the
2013 National Football
League Draft, Friday
morning in the Nay-
lor Stone Media Suite.
Alabama head coach
Nick Saban announced
that junior D.J. Fluker
will also forego his se-
nior season to enter the
draft.

After the completion
of all the fall NCAA
Championships, Stan-
ford took the lead in
the Division I Lear-
field Sports Directors'
Cup standings. The
Cardinal have scored
398.00 finishing third
in both women's soc-
cer and cross country,
fifth in women's volley-
ball, sixth in FBS foot-
ball, ninth in women's
field hockey and 16th
in men's cross country.
Michigan fell one spot
to second with 373.00
points, finishing third
in women's volleyball,


fifth in women's cross
country, ninth in both
women's field hockey
and' soccer, 17th in
men's soccer, 23rd in
men's cross country and
44th in FBS football.
Florida State climbed
three spots from sixth to
third with 358.50 points
after a third place fin-
ish in women's soccer,
fourth place finish in
women's cross coun-
try, fifth place finish in
men's cross country, 8th
place -in FBS football
and 17th in women's
volleyball. Notre Dame
jumped three spots from
seventh to fourth in the
standings with 353.00
total points, finishing
third in FBS football,
fifth in women's soc-
cer, ninth in men's soc-
cer, 15th in women's
cross country, 28th in
men's cross country and
33rd in women's volley-
ball. The University of
North Carolina (UNC)
fell three spots to fifth
with 342.00 points, cap-
turing the women's soc-
cer title, finishing run-
ner up in women's field
hockey, fifth in men's
soccer, 17th in women's
volleyball and 32nd in


women's cross coun-
try. The Pac-12 now
leads all conferences
with three institutions
in the top 10 Stanford
(1st), Oregon (6th) and
UCLA (7th). To date,
all fall NCAA cham-
pionships have been
completed with the fol-
lowing institutions cap-
turing titles: women's
cross country Oregon;
men's cross country -
Oklahoma State; field
hockey Princeton;
women's soccer North
Carolina; men's soccer
- Indiana; men's water
polo USC; women's
volleyball Texas, FBS
football Alabama and
FCS football North
Dakota State. The Lear-
field Sports Directors'
Cup was developed-as a
joint effort between the
National Association of
Collegiate Directors of
Athletics (NACDA) and
USA Today. Points are
awarded based on each
institution's finish in up
to 20 sports -- 10 wom-
en's and 10 men's.
Contact Patrick
Casey at The DeFuniak
Herald with your local
sports notes at: herald-
sports@aol.com.


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) will
host a series of public
meetings in late January
to help shape the future of
deer management in the
Florida Panhandle.
"We are working on
an exciting project to es-
tablish deer management
units (DMUs) throughout
Florida," said Cory Morea,
FWC's deer management
program coordinator. He
added, "We are looking at,
the Panhandle first, but
we are moving to a new
model of deer management
in the state in which hunt-
ers and other stakeholders
will have a greater impact
on deer management deci-
sions."
DMUs will divide the
state into smaller geo-
graphic areas where deer
population characteristics
are similar. Right now,
'he state is divided into
.management zones
1 at are used to set hunt-
ing season dates based on
deer breeding chronology.
As proposed, DMUs will
be smaller units within
zones and allow the FWC
to manage deer on a more
local level based on the
preferences of hunters,
farmers and other inter-


ested stakeholders.
Two DMUs are pro-
posed for Zone D, which
encompasses 'much of the
Florida Panhandle region
(western portions of Gad-
sden, Leon and Wakulla
counties ,and all counties
west of them). One unit
would cover the area south
of Interstate 10 and the
other north of 1-10.
The new DMUs are in-
tended to allow the FWC
more flexibility with deer
management based upon
the deer population, habi-
tat conditions and public
preference within each of
the units.
"We surveyed hunters,
farmers and other mem-
bers of the general public
to determine attitudes
and opinions regarding
deer management, and we
will be sharing the results
of that survey at the pub-
lic meetings. We will also
present information on the
DMU model and will be
gathering public input on
deer management prefer-
ences," said Morea. '
For people who cannot
attend any of the meet-
ings, there will be other
opportunities to learn
about this project and pro-
vide input..
"We have information


on our website and we will
be accepting comments
online," said Morea, add-
ing that public input will
determine what changes
may be made and that
"no changes" is an option.
"This project is about man-
aging deer based on public
preference.
"Of course, we wouldn't
do anything to risk the sus-
tainability of this valuable
public resource, but deer
densities and other deer
management preferences,
such as antler regulations,
can be better suited to
public preferences using
the DMU model."
A technical assistance
group (TAG), composed of
members of the public, will
be established to review all
available public comments
and make recommenda-
tions to the FWC on the
two DMUs within Zone D.
The public meetings and
the TAG will be facilitated
by a third-party vendor,
Normandeau Associates,
which will develop a sum-
mary report to the FWC.
Up to 25 TAG members
will be chosen based upon
their expertise, their rep-
resentation of an impor-
tant interest group and
their willingness to dedi-
cate some time to better


deer management in Zone
D. Anyone interested will
be able to apply for TAG
membership at the public
meetings or on the FWC's
website. More information
about the proposed DMUs,
the Technical Assistance
Group and a meeting
agenda is available online
at MyFWC.com/Hunt-
ing; click on "By Species,"
"Deer" and then "DMUs."

Times and Locations:

Jan. 29, 6:30 8:30
p.m. CST at the Jack-
son County Agricultural
Conference Center, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave., Mari-
anna, FL 32448;

Jan. 30, 6:30 8:30 p.m.
EST at the Burns Build-
ing Auditorium, Florida
Department of Transpor-
tation, 605 Suwannee St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399;

Jan. 31, 6:30 8:30
p.m. CST at the Univer-
sity of West Florida, Com-
mons Auditorium, 11000
University Parkway, Pen-
sacola, FL 32514.

For more information,
contact Cory Morea at
(850) 617-9487.


FWC seeks public input on


Panhandle deer management


Paxton Dixie Youth
Baseball & Softball
i 213 Registration

Registration Dates:
January 12 & 19
Times:
9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Place:
Paxton Ag Building

Price: $50 per player
includes
Boys Hat, Shirt, Pants, Socks & Belt
Girls Headband, Shirt, Pants, Socks & Belt
LATE FEE of $20 will be added to any player
registering AFTER draft. Payments accepted!
Must be paid off before receiving uniforms.
Boy's Divisions
Tee Ball: Ages 4-6; Pitching Machine: Ages: 6-8 (6 yrs pending tryouis),
Minor League: Ages 9-10, Major League: 11-12 & Dixie Boys Ages 13-14
Boys' age guideline: Boys who will be age 4 by May 31, 2013 or turning
5 years old on or alter May 1. 2013 is eligible to play
Gr s Divisions
Sweeties: Ages 4-6, Darlihgs: Ages 7-8, Angelq: Ages 9-10
Ponytails: Ages 11-12
Girls' age guideline: On December 31, 2012; if you are between the ages
o1 7-12 ,ears old you are eligible to play. Ages 4-6 for girls will fall under
the boys'age g sideline.
QUESTIONS???
Contact Donna Smith, League President 9 850-585-
5756 or 850-834.3476 OR Marie Carroll, League
Secretary @850-419-3578 or 850-859-929
paxtondlbieyoutheyahoo.com


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Paxton boys' and girls' teams smash


Poplar Springs in homecoming games


By REID TUCKER
Paxton's back-to-
back homecoming wins
against the visiting Pop-
lar Springs Atomics were
varying degrees of explo-
sive, as the Bobcats rout-
ed their opponents by 69-
41 while the Lady Cats'
fourth-quarter surge re-
sulted in a 44-23 finish.
The Bobcats' win
against Poplar Springs,
a district opponent, im-
proved their record to
9-4 and 4-3 in league
play, while the Atomics
dropped to 8-8 and 2-6
in the District 1, Class A
standings. On the girls'
side, Paxton moved up to
12-7 on the year and 6-1
in the district, and Poplar
Springs fell to 11-7, 3-4.
The top Paxton scorers
on the night were 3-point
specialist Austin Carn-
ley, who put up 21 points
for the boys' squad, .and
Emily Murray, whose
18 points were piled on
all at once in the fourth
quarter, when she went
9-for-12 at the foul line.
The boys' game start-
ed off close, with Poplar
Springs hanging back by
two or so points until a
brace of 3s from Marcus
Bradley around the 1:30
mark gave the Bobcats
the push they needed to
double the Atomics' score
at 14-7. By the time an-
other minute elapsed,
Dustin Geoghagan had
put in another 3-pointer
and Desmond Moore
scored on a layup to make
it a 19-7 game. However,
the Atomics stayed in it
with a perimeter goal
from Eric Todd to end Q1
with a 10-point Paxton
lead.

Paxton simply outshot
Poplar Springs the rest
of the way, going 8-for-13
from the floor in the sec-
ond quarter, 6-for-15 in
the third while holding
the Atomics to three bas-
kets and finally, 5-for-
13 in the final period.
The Bobcats held on to
a 10-point lead through-
out most of the second
quarter, with nearly the
whole bench scoring at
least once before the in-
termission. Paxton's con-
tinuous shooting even-
tually stretched out the
lead, capped off when
Bradley stole the ball and
swished at the buzzer to
put his team up 38-22 at
halftime.
Q3 was much the same
story, though Paxton's
defense had the biggest


impact then, holding the
Atomics to seven points
in the period while the
Bobcats added 15 on of-
fense. Carnley scored on
a 3-pointer and a layup
plus a 2-for-2 showing in
Paxton's sole appearance
at the foul line in what
was surely one of the
cleaner hoops contests
in recent memory. Only
Poplar Springs' scoring
leader Colby Sorrells
(14 points) managed any
significant progress for
the Atomics in the third
quarter, scoring five
points with a field goal
and an and-1 near the
buzzer.

Geoghagan scored 3s
on back-to-back posses-
sions halfway into the fi-
nal period to give Paxton
an insurmountable 60-35
lead with 4:06 to go in
the game. Carnley and
Moore each added an-
other three and change,
with Moore's shot from
the arch coming in with
1:04 remaining to give
the Bobcats a high-water
score of 69-37. Paxton
would not score again
before the end of the
game and Poplar Springs
added two more baskets
to its tally before the last
buzzer, but the Bobcats
still came away with the
28-point margin of vic-
tory.
The girls' contest,
which was played last
of the evening in order
to give several members
of the homecoming court
time to exchange their
gowns for basketball jer-
seys, was more defense-
oriented from the start
compared to the boys'
game. The game was
scoreless until 5:22 to go
in the first quarter, when
Chrissy Currid put in a
layup, but the score was
tied up at 2-all just 20
seconds later when Kelli
McIntosh scored her first
two shots from the field.
Paxton's Bethany Neale
(eight points on the eve-
ning) drained a 3-point
shot to put the Lady
Cats ahead for good in
the game, as the Atomics
never tied or reclaimed
the lead from then on.
After ending the first
quarter with her team
ahead a scant 8-6, Pax-
ton's Allison Carnley
added another three
points 30 seconds into
the second period. The
Lady Cats never looked
back, all while holding
Poplar Springs to only


BETHANY NEALE BOOKENDED THE LADY
CATS'SCORING, putting in timely perimeter shots
in the defense-intensive game against the Atomics.
Paxton went on to win the contest 44-23. (Photo by
Reid Tucker)


PAXTON'S MARCUS BRADLEY SCORED
BACK-TO-BACK 3s to start off the Bobcats' 69-14
homecoming victory against Poplar Springs. (Pho-
to by Reid Tucker)


four points in the re-
maining seven minutes.
Murray and Neale added
a layup apiece to give the
Lady Cats the 15-10 ad-
vantage they'd carry into
the break.
The Paxton defense
shut down the Atomics
once again in the third
quarter, holding Poplar
Springs to one basket for
six attempts, while the
Lady Cats scored 4-of-10
from the field. However,
Poplar Springs press also
cost Paxton, and turn-
overs posed problems for
both sides. Cassidy Bra-
zile scored four points in
the third quarter, doing
most of the lifting needed
to propel Paxton to a 20-
10 lead with 3:15 to go,
though it was Murray's
and-1 which kept the
team ahead by 10 at the
quarter's end.
. Poplar Springs took
14 shots at the basket
and came up with only
three in the final period,
whereas Paxton made


5-of-12 but still managed
a 20-9 split in scoring
thanks to Murray, who
shot the lights out from
the foul line. She nailed
8-of-10 free throws to put
Paxton ahead 34-14 and
was joined by 3-pointers


from Neale and Katie Se-
bastian and some 2s from
Quinn Williams and Cor-
tni McKee to round out
Paxton's effort on offense.
Poplar Springs didn't
score until three minutes
left to play, when a Beth


Hall steal-turned-layup
made it a 38-18 game in
the Lady Cats' favor, but
even a renewed attack on
the part of the Atomics
proved too little too late,
as Paxton finished them
off by 21 points.


PAXTON'S 2013 HOMECOMING COURT WAS NAMED prior to the start
of the two varsity basketball contests., Abby Hamilton was named Homecom-
ing Queen, Forrest Wibbing was chosen as Homecoming King and Layce Mill-
er was voted in as homecoming week's Miss Spirit. (Photo courtesy of Josh
Bagwell of Jim Owens Photography)


Freeport Class A All-State Football Team players


Gabe Moore
Freeport Bulldogs
1ST TEAM
CLASS A
Junior(6-2, 185)
Utility
Gabe 1loore was chosen as a utility player to
the Class A All-State football team and followed
up an impressive sophomore season in 2011 with
even better numbers in the passing game as a ju-
nior. Moore threw for 1,517 yards in 2012 with 20
touchdowns passes to only four interceptions.
Moore was second on the team in rushing with
464 yards on 106 carries while running for five
touchdowns. He completed 81-of-153 passes on
the year and hit 23-of-32 extra points with a field
goal to total 56 points scored, third on the team.
Moore caught two passes for 13 yards and punted
32 times for a 38.4 yard average with a long kick of
57 yards.
Freeport finished the season as the runner-
up in District 1 of Class A with a 6-6 record and
came within a touchdown in overtime of upsetting
Northview in the second round of the state play-
offs.


Nick Russell
Freeport Bulldogs
2ND TEAM
CLASS A
Senior(5-11, 215)
LB

Nick Russell was chosen as a linebacker to the
Class A All-State football team for the second con-
secutive year as he made several big plays that
helped the Freeport Bulldogs capture a playoff
berth in 2012.
Russell had 9.5 tackles for a loss, a quarterback
sack and an interception for a Freeport defense
that struggled to adapt younger players into key
roles in 2012.
Russell contributed on offense as the Bulldogs'
third leading rusher with 320 yards and two touch-
downs. He had Freeport's longest run from the line
of scrimmage in 2012 with a 74-yard touchdown
run against Rocky Bayou in a 40-21 road victory.
Russell added 14 receptions for 219 yards and
three touchdowns while finishing fourth on the
team in scoring with 37 points. He converted three
of his two-point conversion opportunities into
points and was the reserve kicker for the Bulldogs
when Gabe Moore was out of the line-up.
Russell finished his defensive career at Freeport
with 30.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks,
six fumble recoveries and two interceptions.


Owen Cole
Freeport Bulldogs
2ND TEAM
CLASS A
Senior(5-8, 175)
DB
Senior Owen Cole was chosen to the Class A All-
State team for Freeport as a second team defensive
back.
Cole had three interceptions in 2012, two fumble
recoveries, a punt block, a punt return for a touch-
down and 17 kickoff returns for 426 yards and two
touchdowns.
On offense he led the Bulldogs with 765 yards
on the ground with nine rushing touchdowns. He
added 10 receptions for 292 yards and three touch-
downs in the passing game and even played quar-
terback in parts of several games in 2012, throw-
ing for 318 yards with two touchdowns and two
interceptions while completing 25-of-50 passes.
Cole led the Bulldogs with 92 total points scored
on 15 touchdowns with a single two-point conver-
sion.
In three years of playing for the Freeport varsi-
ty he totaled 2,083 yards on the ground on 315 car-
ries with 18 rushing touchdowns. Cole averaged
6.6 yards per carry on the ground for Freeport in
his career. He also had 21 career receptions for 438
yards with four touchdowns.
Cole, who truly was one of the more versatile
players in Freeport football history, had five career
interceptions, five fumble recoveries and two punt
blocks on defense and special teams.




















Morgan Hardee
Freeport Bulldogs
2ND TEAM
CLASS A
Junior(6-1, 170)
WR

Junior Morgan Hardee was chosen to the Class
A All-State football second team as a wide receiver
after leading the Freeport Bulldogs with 38 recep-
tions for 715 yards and 11 touchdowns during the
2012 season.
Hardee averaged 18.8 yards per reception and
had a 95-yard touchdown catch against Jay .' a
46-7.district win over the Royals. His best game f'
the year was an eight-catch performance for 135
yards and two scores in a 37-22 loss to Blount-
stown.
Hardee also rushed for 41 yards and a touch-
down while recording a pair of pass interceptions
on defense. He was second on the team in scoring
with 12 total touchdowns for 72 points and had a
fumble recovery for the Freeport defense.



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TDC Executive Director


Dawn Moliterno resigns


By DOTTY NIST
South Walton Tour-
ist Development Coun-
cil (TDC) Executive Di-
rector Dawn Moliterno
announced her resig-
nation, effective in 90
days, at the Jan. 8 Wal-
ton County Board of.
County Commissioners
(BCC) meeting.
The meeting took
place at the South Wal-
ton Courthouse Annex.
At the meeting, Mo-
literno read a letter to
the commissioners that
included her notice of
resignation, in which
she expressed thanks
for the honor of serving


as TDC executive direc-
tor.
Moliterno had served
in the position for more
than 2 1/2 years. Her,
previous position had
been president and CEO
of the Walton County
Chamber of Commerce.
Soon after Moliter-
no's predecessor Sonny
Mares abruptly took
advantage of an early
retirement package of-
fered to him by coun-
ty human resources,
the BCC had initially
discussed partnering
with the chamber to
utilize Moliterno's ex-
pertise in the leader-


ship of the TDC. It had
been estimated that it
would take three to six
months to get a new di-
rector in place through
the search process that
had been utilized in
the past---and the BCC
identified the need for
strong leadership on
an immediate basis due
to the influx of tour-
ists expected to accom-
pany the opening of the
new Northwest Florida
Beaches International
Airport in less than a
month. Despite that,
the tourism community
had overwhelmingly
called for the BCC to do


a nationwide search for
a new director.
In response to com-
munity concerns about
the proposed chamber/
TDC partnership, the
BCC had proceeded
in the direction of an
interim management
contract with Moliter-
no individually rather
than with the chamber.
However, in a 3-1 vote
in April 2010, the com-
missioners had instead
opted to authorize the
negotiation of a one-
year contract with Mo-
literno as executive di-
rector on a permanent
basis, subject to an


DAWN MOLITERNO


evaluation a year after
her taking office---and
Moliterno agreed to re-
sign her chamber posi-
tion to serve in the TDC
director's post.
Just weeks after
Moliterno's hiring, the
county and TDC were


See DIRECTOR 4-C


Chapman responds to newspaper articles


By DOTTY NIST
Walton County Dis-
trict 1 Commissioner
Bill Chapman provided
a response to two news
articles that included
comments by District
5 Commissioner Cindy
Meadows regarding
county commission ac-
tion that was part of
the county administra-
tor selection process.
Chapman responded
to the articles at the
Jan. 8 Walton County


Board of County Com-
missioners (BCC) meet-
ing at the South Walton
Courthouse Annex.
The articles con-
cerned the commission-
ers' narrowing down of
the field of applicants
for the vacant county
administrator position
at their Dec. 18 meet-
ing.
There had been 48
applications for the po-
sition, and selection of
seven final candidates


COMMISSIONERS HAVE directed staff not
to include a provision in the Beach Activities Or-
dinance that would allow nonresidents to obtain
permits to walk their dogs on the beach in Walton
County.


to interview had been
on the agenda for the
Dec. 18 meeting. Four
of the five commission-
ers had been present at
the meeting. Chapman
was not present.
Commissioners Sara
Comander, Bill Imfeld,
Meadows, and Kenneth
Pridgen had been asked
to fill out forms with
their top seven choices
of candidates to be in-
terviewed. In handing
out the forms, Walton


County Human Re-
sources Manager Nan
MacGinnis told the
commissioners that in
her opinion they would
be required to put Ger-
ry Demers on their
list to interview due to
veteran preference re-
quirements. Demers,
current Walton County
interim administrator,
was among the candi-
dates at that time.
Along with the four
commissioners' com-


pleted forms, MacGin-
nis handed to Martha
Ingle, clerk of courts, a
form that had previous-
ly been completed and
submitted by Commis-
sioner Chapman. Chap-
man's selections were
used along with those of
the other commission-
ers to determine the fi-
nal applicants to be in-
terviewed. These were
announced by Ingle

See ARTICLES 4-C


"Visiting dogs on beach" provision

nixed, beach ordinance continued


By DOTTY NIST
A lengthy public
hearing was held on
Jan. 8 regarding what
is now termed the Wa-
terways and Beach Ac-
tivities Ordinance. The
ordinance deals with
public use of the beach
and conduct on the
beach, including driv-
ing on the beach, where
permitted, dogs on the
beach, and beach vend-
ing.


The hearing took
place at the Jan. 8 Wal-
ton County Board of
County Commissioners
(BCC) meeting at the
South Walton Annex.
County commission-
ers had tasked admin-
istration with review-
ing the county's Beach
Activities Ordinance
and proposing revisions
aimed at making the
ordinance clearer and
more enforceable. Apart


from that task, sugges-
tions on the topic from
the public, resulting
from a series of work-
shops on the ordinance,
were also provided to
commissioners.
The draft ordinance
prepared by adminis-
tration deletes provi-
sions superseded by
subsequent revisions to
the ordinance. It also

See BEACH 6-C


SWFD board receives audit, pension fund reports


By BEN GRAFTON

Before the South
Walton Fire District
(SWFD) board meeting
of Jan. 7 was called to
order there was a brief
ceremony to present
awards to employees
and a former board
member.
Dawn Moliterno, ex-
ecutive director of the
South Walton Tourist
Development Council
(TDC), presented an
award to Commissioner
Harry Millsaps, in ab-
sentia, in recognition
of his service as the
SWFD member of the
TDC board.

SWFD Chair Mau-
rice Gilbert presented
an award to Edwin
Wright in recognition
of his service as an em-
ployee of SWFD.
Fire Chief Rick Tal-
bert recognized vehicle
technician Joe Murzyn-
sky who has been se-


elected as the Florida
Technician of the Year.
Murzynsky will receive
his award at the State
Fire Marshal's meeting
later in the year.
The SWFD Board
meeting was called to
order and in the absence
of Millsaps, Gilbert pre-
sented a financial sum-
mary report that includ-
ed statements that the
balance in the operating
account was $5,887,000
and the combined bal-
ances of the reserve ac-
counts was $5,576,000.
The board approved
the payment of a $455
invoice from Matthews,
Jones and Hawkins for
legal fees.
Kevin Bowyer of War-
ren Averett O'Sullivan
and Creel reported to
the board that the annu-
al financial audit finds
that accounts and pro-
cedures are "materially
correct." In the manage-
ment overview he said
that SWFD assets are


$14,587,000 and that li-
abilities, mostly in pen-
sion funds obligations,
are $2,014,000. The au-
dit concludes SWFD is
in sound financial con-
dition.
Bowyer compliment-
ed the work of SWFD
Fiscal Officer Carol
Martin.
Commissioner Jack
Abbit said, "...[SWFD]
is very fortunate with
the quality of the audit.
Nate Brown of the
South Walton Firefight-
ers Pension Fund gave
a status report for fund.
He said that actuarial
reports are being pre-
pared and that the fund
ratio stands at 80.25
percent and continues
getting closer to 100
percent.
Investment Manager
Marc Kelp of Morgan
Stanley said he meets
with the pension board
periodically. He re-
ported the balance in
the pension fund is now


$21.7 million and he
said, "I expect 2013 will
have positive returns,
maybe 8 percent. ...The
housing recovery seems
good and consumer
spending is improving."
Talbert reviewed
emergency response
activity with the board.
There were five fire calls
answered in December
bringing the total for
calendar year 2012 to
148, down from the total
in 2011. Medical calls
continue to increase
with 192 answered in
December bringing the
total to 3,126 for the
year. There were 26
false alarms in Decem-
ber giving a total of
433 for the year, down
somewhat from 2011.

In other activity: Tal-
bert reported that the
Polar Bear Plunge was
cancelled due to "Red
Flag" water conditions.
With 330 p rlticip:nl T,
the 2012 Angel Tree


programs program was
great. And the Elf Ride
had "... an incredible
turnout."
Talbert also reported
that the project to im-
prove the property be-
hind the station is un-
derway. Land clearing
starts this week.
Commissioner Char-
lotte Flynt will partici-
pate as a member of the
human resources com-
mittee and Gilbert will
work with the finance
and investment com-
mittee.
Flynt proposed that
terms of assignments to
committees should be
staggered so that there
were always experi-
enced members on the
committees. In discus-
sion it was noted that
this might not always
be possible because
of members leaving
the board for personal
reasons or because of
turnover following elec-
tions.


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


PAGE 1-C






PAGE 2-C

/ OUTDOOR EVENTS IN
3 WALTON COUNTY
AND THE SURROUNDING(
AREA FO Q,,'
JAN. 17-
)E.O. WILSON BIOPHILIA CENTER OPEN EVERY
SATURDAY
Open: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Upcoming presentations:
Saturday, Jan. 19- Fun with the Sun Solar Astronomy
Presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Learn all about the sun, our closest star with Tom Haugh
from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association. Take a
look through a solar telescope and find out how hot, how big,
and what those sun spots really are. Explore the solar system to see how the sun fits in with the
rest of the stars in the universe.
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. 3 p.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.
Children five and under are free.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439.
To learn more, go to www.eowilsoncenter.org.
MARINE LIFE LECTURE AT COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY JAN. 16
S On Jan. 16, Stacy DiDonato, education coordinator with the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
in Fort Walton Beach will present a Marine Life lecture. From 1998 2012, Stacy was actively
involved in Gulfarium's animal department as a marine mammal trainer and supervisor. She was
honored when management appointed her as education coordinator, and she looks forward to
creating innovative educational programming. She is a south Florida native and found her way
to the Emerald Coast in 1995, where she resides with her husband and son.
Walton County Library Prime Time programs are offered at the Coastal Branch Library
Wednesday mornings beginning at 10 a.m. at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL,
located behind the South Walton courthouse annex. Limited seating for the first 100 at the door.
Register early to reserve your seat. For more information, call (850) 267-2809 or go to their
calendar at www.youseemore.com/walton.
TAKE A NIGHT HIKE AT TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK JAN. 18
Time: 4:45 p.m.
The walk begins by watching the sunset, then a one-mile hike back to the day use parking
lot. Meet at the day-use parking area at 4:45 p.m. and ride the 5 p.m. tram to the beach.
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.
THE 30A SONGWRITER'S FESTIVAL JAN. 18 20
The 30A Songwriters Festival will heat up Florida's Scenic Highway 30A, January 18-20,
2013, where writers who perform their own music and performers who write their own songs
meet for a weekend of soulful melodies, powerful vocals and compelling lyrics throughout the
northwest Florida beach neighborhoods of south Walton.
Festival weekend passes are now available for $165 and can be purchased at
www.30asongwritersfestival.com, at the Cultural Arts Alliance office and at Central Square Re-
cords in Seaside. Net proceeds from the 30A Songwriters Festival benefit the CAA and members
of the CAA will receive an additional 10 percent off weekend passes. Call (850) 622-5970 to
become a member and take advantage of the discount.
WALTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER TREE SALE JAN. 19
The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting a tree sale at the Walton County Fair-
grounds arena on Jan. 19, 2013 from 9 a.m. noon.
Flowering, shade and fruit trees, suitable for planting in our area, will be available at rea-
sonable prices. Fruits: Apples, Blueberry, Figs, Grapes, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums,
Blackberries and Raspberry and more. Shade and ornamental trees: Bradford Pears, Cedars,
Crape Myrtles, Bald Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Fringe Trees, Ginko, Hollies, Oaks, Redbuds,
Vitex Maples, Willows, and more. Shrubs: Althea, Abelia, Azaleas, Camellias, Hawthoms and
'some citrus.
S The 4-H Dogs-R-Us club will host a pancake breakfast from 6 10 a.m. the same morning
at the Extension Office next door. Choice of all-you-can-eat pancakes and oatmeal, choice of
sausage or egg, milk, coffee or juice. The breakfast is $6 for ages 15 and up and $3 for children,
ages five 14.
The DeFuniak Springs Friends of the Library will be hosting their book sale from 9 a.m. -
noon at the Fairgrounds as well.
The Walton County Fairgrounds is located at 732 North 9th St. (CR-83N), DeFuniak Springs.
For more information, call (850) 892-8172.
LEARN ABOUT SPIDERS AT TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK JAN. 19
Time: 2 p.m.
Discover the world of spiders. Learn which spiders in Florida are poisonous, where they live,
what they eat, and the benefits they bring to us. This indoor slide program is great for all ages.
Park at the day-use area off CR-30A. Take a short walk to the clubhouse.
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.
NEIGH AND BRAY SHOW AT PLEASANT RIDGE ARENA JAN. 19
Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs is hosting a neigh and bray show starting at noon.
Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs. The facility
hosts a variety of events throughout the year and hosts the neigh and bray the third Saturday of
every month. To find out more, go to their website at www.pleasantridgearena.com. Phone: (850)
892-5398.

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


TI-E DeFlIINIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


DIANE NEWBY, Charlie Mullen, Karen Dillabaugh, and Bill Pasel team
up to tame the alleys at Hurricane Lanes.



Walton County SnDowbAirJ dews

Snowbirds seem to like round things...like golf balls, tennis balls, basket-
balls, bicycle wheels and even bowling balls. Ever wonder how much interest
you could raise for an activity that promotes mental and physical health and
doesn't involve grunting, groaning, or moaning and is a lot of fun to boot?
We're talking about something that burns calories, works those usually ig-
nored muscle groups, and adds flexing and stretching to tendons, joints, and
ligaments and best of all promotes weight loss. Can it be true that this can
be done while having a really good time? The answer is yes and it is spelled
b o w i n g. It's been around a while! King Edward III outlawed the sport in
1366 so his archers could pay more attention to archery practice. The sport
regained popularity when Henry VIII had a change of heart that made bowl-
ing nearly as popular as attending a beheading of one of his wives. Find out
why bowling remains a popular activity for all ages by joining up to eighty
other snowbirds who gather on Fridays between the hours of one and three
p.m. at Hurricane Lanes. To join in, contact Judy Kremers at jkkremers@aol.
com or (850) 460-2616 or show up at the bowling alley.
The Walton County Snowbirds registers new and returning members each
Monday morning between the hours of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. at Faith Assembly
Fellowship Hall located at 306 South Geronimo Street in Miramar Beach.
Members can participate in more than 40 activities many of which involve
some kind of ball. Golf leagues, golf play days, scrambles, and tournaments
await golfers of all skill levels, at favorable prices. Find these opportunities
at www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com.
You have new friends waiting to meet you at the Mainsail tennis courts on
Thursday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. It's Likhite@sbcglobal.net for details.
Basketball players get together on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Destin United
Methodist Church located at 200 Beach Drive in Destin. pcsnas@aol.com for
details. Bicyclists can contact sigmacats@aol.com for information.
How about those General Meetings? What a great time was experienced by
all who attended the Walton County Snowbirds' Jan. 9 meeting! Vendors who
displayed their wares and talked about the great goods and services available
on the Emerald Coast alone made attendance worthwhile. Add in great en-
tertainment, the kind put forth by the likes of David Seering who once again
dazzled everyone with a repertoire delivered with masterful aplomb. Then
top it off with a distribution of prizes delivered always in grandiloquent style,
especially when Nancy Gehrke commands the stage: All those great prizes
donated by generous Emerald Coast businesses serve as an inducement to do
business with them (Understood at least by those who didn't recently fall off
the turnip truck.). Snowbirds direct their trade to those very firms. Thanks
can also go to the many snowbirds who contribute time by visiting with the
merchants, picking up prizes, and delivering certificates of appreciation. They
are: Ginni Anderson, Rayne Bryla, Eunice Collins, Jeanette Diggins, Joan
Dougall, Nancy Gehrke, Tom Jarvis, Gary Nelson, Kathy Nelson, Carleen
Newell, Beth Sargent, Tom and Bonnie Schwichtenberg, Mary Serniuk, and
Bob Swenson.
Betty Martin reports a strong turnout for both Wednesday afternoon and
evening bridge at Hampton Inn 861 U.S. 98. Afternoon winners are: Lynn
Smith, Kay Lynch, and Gene Zwinsky. Evening winners are: Sidney Turner,
Kay Lynch, Bernie Blair.
Tom Mahar writes for the Walton County Snowbirds. Reach him at tkma-
har@aol.com. For Snowbird information, www.waltoncountysnowbirds.com






Suspected arson fire


in south Walton


Correction:


In the article, "Public
provides input on op-
tions for TDC building,"
which appeared in the
Jan. 10 edition of the
Beach Breeze, a com-
ment was attributed


to Jan Rieveschl, who
was not at the meeting
that was the topic of ar-
ticle. The comment was
in fact made by Bob
Brooke. Comments at-
tributed to Bob Brooke


in the article were made
by another citizen in at-
tendance who did not
identify himself when
speaking. We apologize
for the confusion.


Wildlife lighting workshop to

be held Jan. 29 in south Walton


The South Walton
Fire District (SWFD)
received a call at 8:55
p.m. on Jan. 7 reporting
a structure fire at 198
San Juan Street in Sea-
grove.

Within minutes of
receiving the initial
9-1-1 call, SWFD crews
arrived on scene and
reported heavy smoke
and flames coming from
the back side of the un-
inhabited 1,200 square
foot two story residen-
tial structure. Shortly
after arrival, SWFD
crews managed to ex-


tinguish. the fire and
contain the majority of
the damage to the first
floor.
The SWFD fire mar-
shal/investigator and
the state of Florida
fire marshal detective
were notified to deter-
mine cause and origin.
During their joint in-
vestigation it was de-
termined that arson ap-
peared to be the cause
of the fire. The Walton
County Sheriffs Office
was also notified due to
an apparent burglary
of this same residence.
The fire is still under


investigation.
According to the Wal-
ton County Property
Appraisers website, the
property and structure
are valued at an esti-
mated $107,000. Fire
damage was estimated
at $50,000. The own-
ers were not home at
the time of the fire and
there were no injuries.
Anyone that may have
information regarding
this incident is urged to
contact the South Wal-
ton Fire District at (850)
267-1298 or the Walton
County Sheriffs Office
at (850) 892-8111.


Walton County
is hosting a Wild-
life Friendly Lighting
Workshop on Jan. 29.
Representatives from
the U.S. Fish and Wild-
life Service and Florida
Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission
will discuss different
lights and fixtures that
are appropriate for
wildlife friendly light-
ing compliance. Prop-
erty owners within the
Wildlife Conservation
Zone are responsible for
ensuring that all exte-
rior lighting along the
beach does not directly
or indirectly illuminate


the beach.
Participants will
learn about threatened
and endangered sea
turtles that nest in Wal-
ton County and see how
different types of lights
affect the turtles. In ad-
dition, the workshop
will include examples
of different lights ap-
propriate for beachfront
development and how
property owners and
managers can change
or install the lights.
This event is also
intended to inform and
answer questions about
Wildlife Lighting Or-
dinance No. 2009-03


now in effect in Walton
County. Wildlife light-
ing certification exams
will be available.

This workshop is open
to the public, tourism
professionals, beach-
side property managers
and their staff, contrac-
tors, residents and visi-
tors. All are encouraged
to attend.

The workshop will be
held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29
at the District 5 Com-
missioner/South Wal-
ton Extension Office lo-
cated at 70 Logan Lane,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL.


Walton Republican Women

Federated monthly meeting Jan. 16


The Walton Republi-
can Women Federated
will hold their month-
ly meeting on Jan. 16-
at Carrabba's Italian
Grill located in the Sil-
ver Sands Outlet Mall
in Miramar Beach.
Registration and so-
cial time starts at 11
a.m. and the meeting
will begin promptly at


11:30 a.m. The guest
speakers this month are
Kathy and Brian Hau-
gen. They are the found-
ers of the Taylor Hau-
gen Foundation which
was formed in honor of
their late son. The foun-
dation builds and recog-
nizes youtx leaders and
promotes youth sport
safety. A lunch includ-


ing salad, entree, des-
sert, bread and bever-
age will be served. Cost
for members is $18 and
for guests $20. Reserva-
tions are required and
can be made by calling
Margaret Crozier at
837-5321 no later than
the noon on Jan. 15.






THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


Planning Commission reviews ordinance


to set code violation fines by resolution


By BEN GRAFTON
Changeswereevident
at the Walton County
Planning Commission
of Jan.10. First, new,
member, Suzanne Har-
ris, took her seat on the
commission. Second, an
armed uniformed sher-
iffs deputy was present
in the room.
The commission's at-
torney presented, for
guidance of the commis-.
sion, overviews of the
Florida Sunshine Law,
the public records law
and the conflict of inter-
est law.
Commission Chair-
man Tom Terrell read
into the meeting record
a statement of appreci-
ation for the work done


by former Commission-
er Greg Catalano.
The commission un-
dertook a review of a
proposed county ordi-
nance that would amend
Section 12.02.00, Civil
Citations, of the Walton
County Land Develop-
ment Code, to delete the
amount of fines speci-
fied in Section 14.01.00,
Designation of Viola-
tions and Penalties,
and to authorize the
Walton County Board
of County Commission-
ers (BCC) to set fines
by resolution. Mac Car-
penter, senior county
planner, reported that
the proposed change
has been reviewed by
county judges and the


sheriff's department.
Commission mem-
bers asked questions
about details in the
proposed ordinance as
well as questions about
language in other parts
of the code related to
the same general prob-
lem area. Subjects of
interest included the
amount of time an in-'
dividual has to respond
to a notice of violation
(30 days were recom-
mended), how and when
people would be notified
of what they could and
could not do and other
similar concerns. In the
end, the commission,
by three to two, voted
to recommend that the
BCC approve the or-


dinance to set fines by
resolution.
A resolution of the
BCC designating viola-
tions and fines for un-
contested civil citations
was also reviewed by
the Planning Commis-
sion and returned with
a recommendation for
approval.
In other business:
In an application for
a plat approval, after
hearing that the devel-
opers of a mini storage
facility, to be located
north of U.S. 98 in
Miramar Beach, have
reduced the proposed
building size to comply
with setback require-
ments, that they will
use a sand filter for


handling storm water
and will modify the gate
design to accommodate
emergency vehicles,
the commissioners ap-
proved a motion to
send a recommendation
for approval on to the
BCC.
The commission then
approved motions to
send the BCC recom-
mendations for approv-
al of the plats for these
projects:
The final plat for a
development of eight
family lots on approxi-
mately one acre desig-
nated as NPA/Tradi-
tional Neighborhood
that is located at 9581
East CR-30A.
A plat development


order application re-
questing approval of
an eight-lot residential
plat on the south side of
Gulfview Circle.
A plat application for
a four-lot single fam-
ily subdivision, with
future land use of Vil-
lage Mixed Use, on the
northwest corner of the
intersection of CR-30A
and Sugar Sand Lane.
A final review of a re-
plat of Hotel Palmetto
on about one-half acre
within the Rosemary
Beach P.U.D. with a
future land use of Resi-
dential Preservation.
This property was pre-
viously platted as Rose-
mary Beach Phase 4
and as Hotel Saba.


Deputies locate sex

offender wanted on

numerous charges


Travis Letaz Wil-
liams, 27, eluded law
enforcement for over a
month but his freedom
ended recently as Wal-
ton County Sheriffs
Office deputies located
him hiding in the attic
of a home in the Water-
color area of south Wal-
ton. Williams was at
the home visiting with
individuals working
there.
Williams had numer-


ous warrants out for his
arrest. His warrants
included failure to ap-
pear on original charge
of resisting without vio-
lence, sex offender-fail-
ure to register, sex of-
fender-failure to report
vacating residence, sex
offender-failure to re-
port residence change,
and felony battery by
strangulation.
He was transported
and booked into the


Coastal Branch Li-
brary will host a Teen
Team Meeting on
Thursday, Jan. 31 be-


ginning at 3:30 p.m. in
the community room of
the library. Join this
tfun group for engaging


South Walton Fire

District monthly

activity report

The call volume for the South Walton Fire Dis-
trict in December 2012 was surprisingly low despite
the large holiday crowds that visited and stayed in
south Walton this past month. SWFD experienced
only a minimal increase yielding 280 responses for
December. However, there was an increase in calls
for service made to the SWFD E-911 Communica-
tions Center this past month which yielded 1,014
calls.
For the year to date (YTD) totals, SWFD expe-
rienced an overall increase in responses and calls
for service which has been the trend over the last
three years.
SWFD continues to remind everyone that life-
guards are not present on the beach during the
months of October-February. However, everyone
is urged, to pay attention to the beach flags and
surf conditions on a daily basis. Those conditions
can always be followed on our facebook page and
our website www.swfd.org. Lifeguards will begin
their 2013 season on March 9.
As always, stay alert when driving, avoid tex-
ting and driving, allow yourself extra time to get
to your destinations() and expect delays during in-
clement weather.
SWFD responded to the following incidents for
the month of December. In addition, the YTD to-
tals have been listed as well.


December
Fire-5
Medical-192
Hazardous Conditions-11

Service Calls-18
Good Intent- 28
False Alarms- 26
TOTAL= 280


YTD Totals
Fire- 148
Medical- 3,126
Hazardous
Conditions-83
Service Calls- 270
Good Intent- 386
False Alarms- 433
YTD TOTALS-
4, 458


South Walton Fire District is responsible for
fire protection, emergency medical services, haz-
ardous material mitigation, public fire/life safety
education, and prevention duties for an area of 84
square miles within Walton County, Fla.
This area runs from the Okaloosa/Walton Coun-
ty Line on the west, to the Walton/ Bay County
Line on the east, and from the Choctawhatchee
Bay (Intracoastal Waterway) north, to the Gulf of
Mexico on the south.
Included in this area are 26 miles of beaches and
26 miles of inland waterways. The population of
south Walton ranges from 20,000 to over 100,000
during the tourist season.


TRAVIS
WILLIAMS


Walton County
ment of Correct:


30A Songwriters


Festival, Jan 18-20


Visit South Walton
presents the fourth an-
nual 30A Songwriters
Festival, Jan. 18-20.
Call (866) 732-1760
to make a Alys Beach
reservation and receive
free tickets.
LETAZ Warm up this Janu-
ary with heartfelt vo-
cals, beautiful melodies
and story-telling at the
30A Songwriters Festi-
Depart- val, Jan. 18-20.
ions. Produced by the
Cultural Arts Alliance
of Walton County, the
three-day event fea-
tures astounding mu-
sical performances
ts complemented by South
Walton's spectacular
31 beaches, shopping and
cuisine.
Growing as one of


ideas, planning new
events, meeting other
teens. Look forward to
appearances from spe-
cial guests; enjoy good
food,, crafts and more.
On Jan. 31 meet Mary
Ann Loiselle; director of
Grand Blvd. and Reha-
bilitation Center along
with two nurses.
Do you have plans
for nursing school? Do
you have future plans
for acquiring skills in
Business Management?
Get your answers from
these local profession-
als sharing their expert
advice. For January
until Feb. 11, 2013, the
Coastal Library Teen
Team is accepting do-
nations of new socks.
They will make a "sock
cake" to donate to the
nursing home. For more
information, please call
Shirles Johnson at the
library (850) 267-2809
or bring your donations
into the library at 437
Greenway Trail, Santa
Rosa Beach, Fla.








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.


the premier songwriters
festivals in the country,
the event features more
than 125 musicians and
more than 200 perfor-
mances in venues rang-


ing from intimate listen-
ing rooms to spacious
outdoor amphitheaters.
Caliza Restaurant &
Pool will again serve as
a popular outdoor ven-
ue.
The 30A Songwrit-
ers Festival attracts
artists of many differ-
ent genres. With styles
ranging from folk and
country to rock and
jazz, the 2013 event will
include a mix a past fa-
vorites as well as art-
ists who are joining the
event for the first time.
The lineup for 2013
includes Lucinda Wil-
hams, Mary Chapin
Carpenter, Jeffrey
Steele, Nanci Griffith,
Suzanne Vega, Fast-
ball, Tift Merritt, Al-
lison Moorer, Charlie
Mars, Eliza Gilkyson,
Freedy Johnston, Ran-
dall Bramblett, The
Shadowboxers, Joe
Leathers, Gretchen Pe-


ters, Brigitte DeMeyer
and Tommy Womack
among many others.
Music lovers and
fans of Alys Beach may
take advantage of the
Alys Beach 30A Song-
writers Festival special
offer. Stay in one of
Alys Beach's courtyard
homes for two nights or
more and receive week-
end passes to the festi-
val. Stay between Jan.
17-21 in two bedroom
or larger rental and
Alys Beach will provide
two festival passes per
room.

Presented by Visit
South Walton, 30A
Songwriters Festival
benefits the Cultural
Arts Alliance of Wal-
ton County, a local arts
agency that supports
the arts through leader-
ship, advocacy, funding,
programs and educa-
tion.


Rosemary Beach Foundation

Girls Getaway Weekend 2013


Join Rosemary
Beach Foundation for
the eighth annual Girl's
Getaway 2013, a week-
end celebration just for
the ladies to take place
Jan. 31 through Feb. 3,
otherwise known as Su-
per Bowl weekend. The
Girls Getaway line-up
includes professional
singer/songwriters, mu-
sicians and chefs, and
will entertain wom-
en from morning till
night while the men
are watching the big
game. Cooking demon-
strations, musical per-
formances, brunches
and soirees round out
the weekend's activities,
all in the -ideal, beach
front setting of Rose-
mary Beach. In between
planned events, women
can cruise around town
on beach bikes, hit the
local shops and res-
taurants or even enjoy
a bonfire on the shore
of the Gulf of Mexico.
Register at www.rose-
marybeachfoundation.
org ($160, $175 after
1/15/2013)

WHO: Singer/
songwriters, Marcia
Ramirez, Daisy Mallory
Kim Parent from
CMT network's "The
Singing Bee"
Virginia Willis, a re-
cent contestant on Food
Network's reality com-
petition, "Chopped"
Geoff McBride, for-
mer constant on NBC
network's "The Voice"
WHAT: Girls Get-
away 2013 at Rosemary
Beach, a weeklong event
for women during Su-
per Bowl weekend that
includes events such as


Nashville Night with
featured guests, cook-
ing demonstrations,
Swizzle Stick Soiree,
a Town Stroll, and a
Blues Brunch complete
with a special musical
performance.
WHEN: Jan. 31 -
Feb. 3, aka Super Bowl
weekend
WHERE: Rosemary
Beach, Florida

Virginia Willis is
the author of the ac-
claimed cookbook, Bon
App6tit, Yall! Recipes
and Stories from Three
Generations of South-
ern Cooking. Her lat-
est book, Basic to Bril-
liant, Yall: 150 Refined
Southern Recipes and
Ways to Dress Them Up
for Company was rated
as one of the top rated
cookbooks of 2011. Vir-
ginia was also recently
named by the Chicago
Tribune as one of "Sev-
en Food Writers You
Need to Know."
Daisy Mallory found
deep rooted passion for
singing and writing at
an early age. These two
passions united when
she picked up the gui-
tar at age 9 and discov-
ered that words could
flow with the melody.
Song writing became
her strongest source of
enjoyment. Armed with
her guitar, Daisy began
to perform on stage at
the age of 12.
Kim Parent moved
from her native state
of New Jersey, and re-
located to Nashville,
after being offered a
songwriting position at
Zomba Music Publish-
ing. Kim is writing fresh


tunes, and once again
appearing in songwrit-
er's shows and thrilling
audiences in Atlanta,
Tullahoma, New Jer-
sey, Florida, Montana,
Nashville, and Dela-
ware. Kim Parent has
backed up many of to-
day's biggest country
stars with her strong
sure vocals, being one
of the most sought after
vocalists in Nashville
for some years now.
Many people have
seen Marcia Ramirez
performing on stage
with artists such as
Rodney Crowell and
Patty Loveless. With
the release of her third
solo cd "Life Goes On",
Marcia is back perform-
ing with her own band
to rave reviews. Her
first solo cd, Compro-
mise was critically ac-
claimed and Robert K.
Oermann called her "An
exceptional talent with
a totally cool sound."
Geoff McBride, a
2012 competitor on
"The Voice," is a man
of consistent words. Al-
though the singer/song-
writer, husband, father
and former kick boxer
has had numerous -
and varied experiences
- since age 16 in the
music realm, one solid
thread runs through his
life: believe in yourself,
period, and always em-
brace the-journey. Orig-
inally from Southmont,
North Carolina and
now living in a small
beach community, San-
ta Rosa Beach, Florida
Geoff was in the nation-
al spotlight showcasing
his powerful pipes and
high-energy vibes.


Coastal Branch Library hos

Teen Team meeting on Jan.


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DIRECTOR CONTINUED FROM 1-C


faced with the chal-
lenge of the BP Deep-
water Horizon oil spill
and a difficult year for
tourism. However, 2011
saw a rebound in the in-
dustry, and, at the Jan.
8 meeting, Moliterno
reported 20 consecutive
months of increase in
the bed tax, a measure
of the strength of the
tourism industry. Dur-
ing her time as director,
Moliterno was tapped
as the county's point
person for the effort
to four-lane U.S. 331.
She also served on the
board of the Northwest
Florida Beaches Inter-
national Airport and
on several state and re-
gional boards, including
as Northwest Florida's
representative on the
Visit Florida board.
Reporting that she
had accomplished all
she had set out to do in
the TDC director posi-
tion, Moliterno com-
mented that the time
had come to move on
to "the next chapter
in life." She pledged to
work toward a smooth
transition over a 90-day
period with the person
selected as her replace-
ment.
Her resignation let-
ter follows:

"Mr. Chairman, Com-
missioners, and Mr.
Clerk,
Nearly 3 years ago
this April I was ap-
proached by the County
to become the Executive
Director of our South
Walton TDC. At that
time this Board specifi-
cally cited the need for
my leadership in stabi-
lizing slumping bed tax


revenues; completing
the work that was in
progress with South-
west Airlines and the
new International Air-
port; developing stan-
dard operating proce-
dures and guidelines
for the TDC, specifically
regarding financial and
statutory compliance;
and, of course, to lead
an eager team: Little
did we know just days
after my hiring, a dev-
astating oil spill would
occur that greatly im-
pacted our county.
Today, I can honestly
say that I, with the help
of a great team, have ac-
complished all that you
asked me to do at the
TDC, and much more.
One of my weaknesses
is that I do not enjoy,
and am not very good
at, talking about myself
or my successes. But to-
day it is necessary. My
team at the TDC has
exceeded everyone's ex-
pectations. We can all
agree that the success
of Southwest Airlines,
and the addition of
the new international
airport, are critical to
South Walton. I am
honored and privileged
to have been part of a
team that worked on
behalf of this region to
see this critical issue
through completion and
the lasting impact it will
have for years to come.
Southwest is thriving,
and not only didn't they
need the St. Joe guar-
antee, they have con-
tinued to add flights to
areas needed, such as
Houston, and the sea-
sonal St. Louis route.
Serving on the North-
west Florida Beaches


International Airport
Board I have seen first-
hand how the airport
will serve as a gateway
for tourists, residents,
and economic develop-
ment and is on a road
for continued success.
As significant as
those accomplishments
are, what has occurred
at our TDC is even more
special... 20 consecutive
months of increase in
bed tax revenue, South
Walton Beaches contin-
uously being named as
the best beaches by var-
ious sources, we have
successfully executed
all of our BP market-
ing grants with all dol-
lars properly spent and
accounted for, we have
created numerous stan-
dard operating proce-
dures, and maintained
compliance with state
statutes and county or-
dinances, we have been
audited as part of the
County and by BP for
our grants, and no fi-
nancial violations were
found, we created a de-
tailed monthly report,
we produce an annual
report, an annual writ-
ten strategic plan with
written quarterly up-
dates, all posted on our
public partner site.
We are measured not
only on bed tax collec-
tion but on many other
Smetrics such as online
interactive analytics,
fulfillment with visitor
interactions through
sales, meetings, and vis-
itor services, and brand
execution across all me-
diums. I could go on for
some time but I hope
this gives a high level
picture of the many ac-
complishments you set


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


out for us to achieve
and we exceeded them.
So one might ask
why all the negative
public comments that
recently seem to follow
the TDC?
In many cases we for-
get there is a constant
movement of informa-
tion and people in and
out of the market. So
although some projects/
communication can be
old news to us to some-
one else they are just
hearing about it for the
first time. This is truly
an area we can improve
on at the TDC. We must
remember that we are
always talking to some-
one for the first time
even if we have commu-
nicated it many times
over multiple mediums.
But, unfortunately
most of what you saw
play out was political
rhetoric, hidden agen-
das, and just plain old
political divisiveness. I
have watched the dis-
cussion about the TDC
and transparency come
up when in fact the
TDC is more transpar-
ent today than in its
history. There is noth-
ing we haven't shared
or made public, many I
mentioned earlier.
This team won over
13 national, regional,
and local awards for
their efforts and no one
even noted it. I believe
in freedom of speech
and the right to criticize
and have opinions but I
have remained quiet far
too long about the cruel
untruthful lies and ac-
cusations that have
been splattered across
the blogs about me and
my family. The name-
less cowards that write
-horrible false things
NOT about my profes-
sional record or facts,


just pure hateful gos-
sip. I taught my kids to
stand up to bullies and
I am doing just that... I
will no longer allow the
defamation of character
to continue.
To the cowards, look
at my parents, kids,
and family here today,
they are real people and
they represent the fam-
ilies behind all county
employees and consti-
tutional officers that
get subjected to this
unacceptable' behavior
because their loved one
works in government.
Just because we work
for the county does not
mean we are incom-
petent, stupid, or do
the terrible things one
states on a blog. Clearly
we are all responsible
for [our] own actions
not everyone around us.
I have had every email,
phone record, and docu-
ment you can possibly
pull other than a body
part as a public record
and none of them have
resulted in any wrong
doing, discrepancy, or
misappropriations. I
am not responsible for
anyone else but myself.
For all of the success-
es of the TDC, it still
appears to be a light-
ning rod for criticism.
Criticism is not a bad
thing, however, and can
be used to improve the
jobs each of us perform.
But, when the criticism
is merely political rheto-
ric, it is not the least bit
constructive. I am not
looking for praise be-
cause everything I have
mentioned is the job of
myself and my team.
But when the TDC is
constantly questioned,
without reason, and
for purely political pur-
poses, I must at least
remind everyone of


the positives that have
been accomplished. To
be blunt, I and the team
at the TDC have done
everything directed,
asked and expected of
us by this board.
I believe when you
have done everything
you set out to do the time
comes that you move
on to the next chapter
in life. Therefore, I ant
herby tendering 90 days
notice of my resigna-
tion. This should [give]
you ample time to find
my replacement, allow
for a smooth transition,
and ensure critical ele-
ments such as strategic
planning and budget
preparation don't fall
during this time.
As you know I repre-
sent NWFL on the Visit
Florida Board. I will
work with the state and
regional boards I sit on
to address my resigna-
tion since in many cases
the seats are not trans-
ferable and we will want
to encourage them to se-
lect another Northwest
Florida representative.
I have a Visit Florida
Board Meeting and a
FADMO Board Meeting
at the end of this month
and next month where
I will cast critical votes
before my departure
and transition off those
boards accordingly.
It has been an honor
to serve with such a dy-
namic team. You truly
should be proud of the
people who work for this
county. I have raised my
kids in Walton County
and will continue to do
so. This is my home and
I will remain here.
Again, thank you for
the opportunity to serve
Walton County.

Sincerely,
Dawn Moliterno"


ARTICLES CONTINUED FROM 1-C


without a motion being
approved by the BCC.
In the articles, Mead-
ows had questioned
whether Chapman's
input had represented
an absentee vote and
said she had requested
clarification on the mat-
ter. She had stated that
she had understood
that absentee voting
was not possible. Mead-
ows also had questions
on MacGinnis' direction
regarding the veteran
preference require-
ment and stated that
she would have liked
to have had a chance to
review the applicable
statute in advance.
At the Jan. 8 meet-
ing, Chapman said
that he had never been
made aware that a BCC
vote was required on
the selection of final
candidates and that he
had turned in his selec-
tions as requested. He
explained that his aide
had advised hiii of the
veterans preference re-
quirement.
Chapman observed


that Meadows had "used
the press" to question
the process. He ques-
tioned why Meadows
had not contacted him
by phone on the mat-
ter.
Meadows responded
that, following the ac-
tion, she had been con-
tacted by citizens who
wanted to know if it had
been legal and what the
rules were for absentee
voting by commission-
ers.
Meadows said she
had also been concerned
that Chapman might
not have been privy to
the information pro-
vided by MacGinnis at
the meeting regarding
veteran's preference.
Meadows said she
had not accused Chap-
man of doing anything
wrong and that she un-
derstood that he had
done as requested in
turning in his selec-
tions. .
She said that when
the news media called
her, she had comment-
ed that the action did


not make sense to her.
The Herald/Breeze had
contacted Meadows af-
ter hearing that she
had expressed concerns
about the matter.
"We have asked for
an attorney general's
opinion on this," Mead-
ows added.
Meadows asked
Mark Davis, who was
substituting for Walton
County Attorney Toni
Craig during that por-
tion of the Jan. 8 BCC,
meeting, if the action
had been a vote.
"It's not a vote, it's
a ranking," Davis re-
sponded.
Alan Osborne criti-
cized Chapman for sug-
gesting that Meadows
should have talked to
him by phone, saying
that this would have
violated the Sunshine
Law.

Davis clarified that
commissioners may le-
gally talk by phone as
long as they do not dis-
cuss a matter that they
will be voting on.


Carrabba's to hold cooking

class to benefit Shelter House


Looking for a unique
Christmas present for
the foodie in your life? A
cooking class that takes
you behind the scenes
of one of the area's tast-
iest restaurants would
be the perfect gift!

Carrabba's Italian
Grill at Silver Sands
Factory Stores is shar-
ing secrets from its
kitchen in a cooking
class to benefit Shelter
House, the domestic
violence center serving
Okaloosa and Walton
counties.
Carrabba's Chef
Paul will offer cooking
demonstrations of some
of your favorite Italian


dishes. This fun and
relaxing afternoon will
also feature food sam-
ples, a complimentary
glass of wine, a raffle
and recipes to take
home.
The class will take
place on Friday, Jan.
18, from 11:30 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Carrabba's
Italian Grill located at
10562 U.S. 98. Tick-
ets are $40 per person.
Seating is limited and
registration is required.
For more information
or to register, call (850)
243-1201 or visit www.
ShelterHouseNWFL.
org.
Shelter House is the
state-certified domestic


violence shelter serv-
ing victims of domestic
violence in Okaloosa
and Walton counties.
Services provided in-
clude a 24-hour hotline,
crisis counseling, advo-
cacy, outreach, primary
prevention, transitional
housing and confiden-
tial shelter.

If you feel that a
family member or inti-
mate partner is endan-
gering your physical
or emotional safety or
if you know someone
experiencing this in
their home, call Shel-
ter House's hotline at
1-800-44-ABUSE or
(850) 863-4777.


New code
enforcement
officer on the

Sjob with TDC

p By DOTTY NIST
A new code enforce-
ment officer is now on
board with the South
Walton Tourist Devel-
opment Council (TDC)
to enforce the beach
regulations that are
part of Walton County's
code.
Harold Taunton Jr.,
was recently hired,
bringing the number of
TDC code enforcement
officers to two. Taunton
comes to the job from
Walton County Code
Enforcement.
Taunton is to work
alongside TDC Code
Enforcement Officer
Jeff McVay. Formerly
JEFF MCVAY employed by the Wal-
ton County Sheriffs Of-
fice, McVay began work
with the TDC in 2011.
In .addition to other
duties, the team works
to ensure beachgoers'
safety. They may be
reached by phone at the
following numbers: Jeff
|p McVay (850) 428-0089;
Harold Taunton Jr.,
(850) 428-7814.






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SACRED HEART HOSPITAL on the Emerald Coast is currently seeking
volunteers interested in working in the hospital's gift shops, including the
main gift shop and the baby boutique in the new family birth place. For more
information on the gift shop or the holiday sale, call (850) 278-3032. For more
information about Sacred Heart and the volunteer guild, visit www.sacred-
heartemerald.org.







THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


Whether you are for the right to have firearms,
or believe that all guns should be banned from the
hands of Americans, all sides are gearing up for the
big battle. Many say that the next Civil War is just
around the corner, and that means Hollywood and
the national government are wanting their cut of
the controversy.


From hearing the gov-
ernor of New York plead
to his fellow New York-
ers about how they should
confiscate all guns but
those who are legally per-
mitted; to the NRA blast-
ing CNN talk show host
Piers Morgan, the debate
has stirred up more than
just controversy. It is
building the framework
that many say could be the
next American Civil War.
From the latest campaigns
to do away with the second
amendment and the right
to bear arms, to the mas-
sive lawsuits that are now
being filed against newpa-
pers and other sources of
the media, the American
people are beginning to
take sides.
Since the signing of
the Declaration of Inde-
pendence in 1776, men
and women have fought
to preserve the rights and
practices of that docu-
ment. However, since the
violence that has erupted
in Colorado and Connecti-
cut, and the innocent lives
that were lost, the federal
government has decided to
wage a war on guns.
Proponents of the gun
control movements say
that stricter laws need to
be implemented, but un-
like the Obama health-
care bill that was passed
by Congress before being
read, they say that any
bill that is put before the
House or Senate, "must
be," and "will be," read
over with each word, ana-
lyzed, and over-analyzed.
Hollywood has always
tried to coerce the nation
into thinking a ,certain
way, or acting in a partic-
ular way, but never have
they had to come up with
an excuse for this current
administration to "back
off!"


Hollywood has always
thrived on bullet-flying,
machine gun-carrying,
mobster-controlled, and
mass murdering psycho-
paths to sell tickets, and to
fill up the movie theater.
From the Terminator se-
ries, and the old westerns,
to Platoon, Die Hard, and
Full Metal Jacket, Hol-
lywood has overexposed,
overused, and oversold
the fact that without gun
violence, the theaters sit
empty.
Hollywood has stuck
closely with the current
administration for rea-
sons such as pro' choice
decisions, bigger govern-
ment and more presence
in the world of politics.
But things have gone sour
in the past few weeks be-
tween the two entities,
due to the fact the govern-
ment is wanting to take
away guns, and Hollywood
flourishes on the fact that
action-packed movies have
been the staple for that in-


dustry for more than 100
years.
So how will the latest
"crackdown" on the guns
affect those in the indus-
try? Well some say that
it would give the silver
screen a chance to look at
other points of view, and
different story ideas. It
would have Hollywood ly-
ing low on the '"tragedy"
and "bang theory," just
trying to concentrate more
on the softer side of life,
like relationships, family
and other topics that have
never seemed to really
catch the American tele-
vision audiences' eye, or
wallets.
Left-leaning Hollywood
is having to resort to ac-
tors that hate the fact that
American citizens have
the right to defend them-
selves, while at the same
time profiting off mov-
ies that glorify the gun
and those who use it. The
right-leaning side of Hol-
lywood seems to be going
after the more outspoken
field of performers, such
as Ted Nugent and Clint
Eastwood., who have free-
ly and openly spoke, on the
right to possess firearms.
Gun and rifle organiza-
tions and lobbyists have
been working diligently to
put the angle more on the
sale of firearms, and the
protection it offers to those
who are legally trained
and licensed to own a gun.
On the anti-gun side of the
mirror ball, citizens and
their elected officials are
working hard for there to
be no guns at all on the
streets, in homes, or in ve-
hicles.


Of course, Hollywood
isn't the only dog in this
fight. Advertisement and
marketing firms are rak-
ing in the cash, since it is
a hot topic on both sides,
with campaigns for and
against gun control, gun
ownership, and even the
privacy rights of those
who own a firearm and
are having their names
and addresses placed on
the front pages of the local
newspaper.
This is the move of one
New York state newspa-
per. They released the
names of more than 40,000
legal gun and permit car-
rying citizens in the area,
along with their address-
es.
This of course outraged
those legal, law-abiding
citizens, who now have
their name and address,
plastered on the internet
and in the papers. Like
one of those who was
named told Sean Hannity
on FOX this past Sunday
night, "now these idiots
that need to steal a gun,
know right where to go!"
The Journal News
got blasted by hundreds
of Putnam County, NY
residents. The newspaper
tried to bully the city offi-
cials to give up the names
of those people who owned
guns. After the city man-
ager and other officials
told the newspaper, no!,
The Journal News tried
their usual way of threat
towards the city, but with
no success.
Now trial lawyers and
defenders of freedom of
speech and the right to
bear arms are demanding


answers from the news-
paper, as to why they re-
leased the names. They
also want to know if they
profited from the release
of many of those gun own-
ers' names, because now
40,000 legal gun holders
have now been outed and
they are now concerned
that thieves will now have
free range, and a road
map, of where to find these
individuals.
No matter if stricter


gun laws are passed, if the
Supreme Court throws all
the revisions of the law
out the window, or if Hol-
lywood is restricted from
making any movies with
actual shootings, murder,
homicide, or anything hav-
ing to do with a firearm,
this subject is too dear and
too costly for most to just
push aside.
Only time will be have
the answer to this ques-
tion!


THE KREWE DE YAK will once again represent
Walton County during the upcoming carnvial season of
Mardi Gras. The first local parade gets kicked off with
the Destin Harbor Mardi Gras Parade, then the Krewe
de Yak will be taking part for the fourth year in a row,
with the Krewe of St. Andrews Parade on Feb. 2.


Rick Braun






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SAXOPHONIST RICK BRAUN WILL ONCE AGAIN
get the crowds on their feet during his performance at
the 2013 Seabreeze Jazz Festival. The festival returns to
Pier Park in Panama City Beach, April 17-21. For more
information on ticket sales, call 267-3279, or for vending
spaces, Hilltop Productions at www.hilltopproduction-
sinc.com.


AtTh OVE -l


THE 13TH ANNUAL RT. 30A Antique & Vintage Car Show, returns to Rosemary
Beach, March 23, from 10 a.m. 5p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and all
autos entered must have been produced prior to 1983. For more information, or for a
vehicle )registration form, visit www.hilltopproductionsinc.com.


Theater & Conerts around the South


Atlanta Pointer Sisters, 1/28, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Justin Bieber, 1/23, Philips Arena Loverboy, 2/8, Hard Rock Casino & Resort
Ringling Brother & Barnum and Bailey Circus, 1/13 Lynyrd Skynyrd, 2/15-2/16, Hard Rock Casino and Re-
1/18, Philips Arena sort
SBon Jovi, 2/27, Philips Arena Sinbad, 2/22, Hard Rock Casino and Resort
Pink, 3/1, Philips Arena
Jerry Seinfeld, 3/8, Fox Theatre Pensacola
Lady Gaga, 3/11, Philips Arena Jimmy Buffet, 2/5, Pensacola Civic Center
Maroon 5, 3/25. Philips Arena Kid Rock, 2/20, Pensacola Civic Center
Taylor Swift, 4/18 and 4/19, Philips Arena 3 Doors Down/Daughtry, 2/22, Pensacola Civic Center
Rihanna, 4/22, Philips Arena Jacksonville
Rod Stewart, 4/28, Philips Arena Celtic Crossroads, 2/23, Florida Theatre
Celtic Women, 4/30, Fox Theatre Jimmy Buffet, 2/7, Jacksonville Memorial Veterans
Fleetwood Mac, 5/10, Philips Arena Arena
Barry Manilow, 7/29, Chastain Park Amphitheater Willie Nelson, 2/8, Florida Theatre
Biloxi Eric Clapton, 3/26, Jacksonville Memorial Veterans
Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult, 1 /18, Hard Rock Casino Arena
and Resort Carrie Underwood, 4/20, Jacksonville Memorial Veter-
Kelly Pickler, 2/25, IP Casino and Resort ans Arena



m 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.hilltopproduction-
sinc.com.


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 Baytowne
Wharf is the perfect oppor-
tunity to get into the win-
ter spirit. The 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.

The 1lth 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 mister" as unique
and colorful floats, golf
carts, and pick-up trucks
roll down the streets and
marchers dressed up in
all their Mardi Gras best
shower parade-goers with
a barrage of beads, moon
pies, and other trinkets.
Admission is free and open
to the public. For more in-
formation, log on to www.
baytownewharf.com.
The 12th Annual Rt.


30A Antique- and Vin-
tage Car Show: The an-
nual car show returns to
the lawns of Rosemary
Beach, March 24, 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.hilltopproduction-
sinc.com


Marquis Cinema 10
2828 Richbourg Lane,
Crestview
(850) 306-2500
A Haunted House (R)
Gangster Squad (R)
Zero Dark Thirty (R)
Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)
Django Unchained (R)
Les Miserables (PG-13)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Parental Guidance (PG)
This Is 40 (R)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey (PG-13)
Rise of the Guardians (PG)

AMC Destin Commons 14
+ IMAX
4000 Legacy Drive, Destin
(850) 337-8777
A Haunted House (R)
Argo (R)
Broken City (R)
Mama (PG-13)
Nicholas Sparks' Safe Ha-
ven: Filmmakers, Author and
Stars Live (NR)
The Last Stand (NR)
Zero Dark Thirty (R)
Gangster Squad (R)
Django Unchained (R)
Les Miserables (PG-13)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Promised Land (R)
The Impossible (PG-13)
Parental Guidance (PG)
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
This Is 40 (R)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey (PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey in IMAX 3D (PG-13)
Lincoln (PG-13)
Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)

The Grand 16 Panama
City Beach
500 South Pier Park, Pan-
ama City, FL 32413
(850) 233-4835
Broken City (R)
Mama (PG-13)
A Haunted House (R)
The Last Stand (NR)
Gangster Squad (R)
The Impossible (PG-13)
Zero Dark Thirty (R)
Promised Land (R)
Django Unchained (R)
Parental Guidance (PG)
Texas Chainsaw (R)


Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)
Les Miserables (PG-13)
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds
Away 3D (NR)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
This Is 40 (R)
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)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
Lincoln (PG-13)

UA Santa Rosa 10
300 Mary Esther Blvd.
Mary Esther
(850) 243-5260
A Haunted House (R)
Argo (R)
Gangster Squad (R)
Promised Land (R)
Les Miserables (PG-13)
The Guilt Trip (PG-13)
Parental Guidance (PG)
This Is 40 (R)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey (PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey 3D (PG-13)
Rise of the Guardians (PG)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn Part 2 (PG-13)
Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

Regal Sun Plaza Stadium
427 Mary Esther Blvd.
Mary Esther
(850) 244-4252
Zero Dark Thirty (R)
Texas Chainsaw 3D (R)
Django Unchained (R)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Monsters, Inc. in 3D (G)
Life of Pi 3D (PG)
Lincoln (PG-13)
Skyfall (PG-13)

Lively Cinema 10 (Former-
ly Destin Cinema)
759 E. U.S. 98, Destin
(850) 654-2992
Zero Dark Thirty (R)
Gangster Squad (R)
Django Unchained (R)
Promised Land (R)
Texas Chainsaw (R)
Les Miserables (PG-13)
Jack Reacher (PG-13)
Parental Guidance (PG)
Life of Pi (PG)


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brings code provisions
related to use of the
beach and conduct on
the beach into one place
in the code.
Most-discussed has
been a suggestion to
expand the permitting
program that allows
dogs to be taken on the
beach. Currently "dog
on the beach" permits
are available only to
citizens who are Walton
County property own-
ers and/or permanent
county residents. The
South Walton Tourist
Development Council
(TDC) and some resi-
dents had been in favor
of letting nonresidents
and their dogs into the
permitting program.
Mary Nielson has
been in favor of expand-
ing the program to vis-
iting dogs. She said
she understood others'
opposition to doing so,
explaining that she is
for people who act re-
sponsibly and against
those who do not. Niel-
son urged for a look at
the success rate with
which the ordinance is
being enforced before fi-
nalizing changes to the
document.
Much of the concern
expressed on the topic
was related to dogs
leaving. "presents" in
the sand which are not
cleaned up by their
owners, in spite of the
existing requirement
for holders of "dog on
the beach" permits to
do so.
A new resident told
the commissioners that


the area is known for
beautiful white beaches
and clear waters. He
spoke of the problems
that already exist with
dogs on the beach and
expressed fear over
what would happen if
word went out that ev-
eryone could bring their
dog to the beach.
District 4 Commis-
sioner Sara Comander
Said she had encoun-
tered a problem with
a dog "deposit" when
visiting the beach. She
explained that she had
originally been in favor
of expanding the permit-
ting program to nonres-
idents because it would
help the county make
sure that nonresidents'
dogs had vaccination
certificates. However,
Comander said she had
since changed her mind
and did not think this
should be part of the or-
dinance'.
District 5 Commis-
sioner Cindy Meadows
agreed. "If we think we
have chaos now, just
institute that," she ob-
served.
District 3 Commis-
sioner Bill Imfeld ex-
pressed concern on the
draft ordinance's poten-
tial impact on property
rights and worried that
it would "add a layer of
bureaucracy." He, said
his preference would be
cleaning up the individ-
ual ordinances applying
to the beach rather than
bringing them together
into an "omnibus" pro-
posal.
Fort Panic property


owner Ed Goodwin be-
gan talking about the
impacts of the ordinance
on his property rights,
but was cut short be-
cause of litigation that
the county is involved'
in related to custom-
ary use. This is in con-
nection with plans for
large-scale nourish-
ment of the beach along
the CR-30A corridor.
Blue Mountain Beach
property owners Sherry
and Dodi Chase com-
plained about the state
Department of Environ-
mental Protection being
called about their prop-
erty and about a deputy
visiting their property
and telling them that
their sand fencing and
plants they installed
in their dunes were not
allowed. Sherry Chase
told the commissioners
that she objected to the
ordinance as written.
Walton County In-
terim Administrator
Gerry Demers remind-
ed attendees that much
of what was being ob-
jected to was contained
in the existing code and
that few changes were
being proposed.
Clay "Adkinson, sub-
stituting for Walton
County Attorney Toni
Craig, commented that
how an ordinance will
work in practice is not
known until it goes into
effect.
Richard Fowlkes, a
Blue Mountain Beach
resident and South
Walton Turtle Watch
volunteer, compliment-
ed Demers on the draft


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


ordinance, saying that
it would be a big help to
turtle watch volunteers.
He noted that some
judgment would have
to be used in connec-
tion with the ordinance,
adding that he hoped
the measure would be
enforced. Fowlkes iden-
tified one concern, the
distance required be-
tween a bonfire and a
sea turtle nest, which
was set at 100 feet. He
said that previously the
requirement had been
a 300-foot distance. "I
would love to see that go
back to 300 feet," Fowl-
kes said. A compromise
was reached to modify
the number to 200 feet
in the draft ordinance.
Phyllis Weems urged
for the county to make
sure that fireworks re-
leased at beach wed-
dings were paper rather
than plastic.
Representing Sea-
scape Resort, Jay Net-
tles asked for some flex-
ibility to be provided
to the resort, due to its
expansive 2,000 feet of
beachfront, in connec-
tion with beach huts to
service guests and use
of beach "gator" vehi-
cles.
Bob Hudson reacted
angrily to Adkinson's
earlier statement about
not being able to predict
how the ordinance will
work in practice. Hud-
son compared the state-
ment with the infamous
one by Nancy Pelosi on
the Affordable Health
Care Act, "but, we have
to pass the bill so that
you can see what's in
it."
Adkinson clarified
that there can be differ-


ent scenarios and impli-
cations for an ordinance
once it goes into effect.
This does not mean
that the public will not
know what is in the or-
dinance, he explained.
Don Riley, president
of the Walton County
Taxpayers Association,
commented that en-
forcement is crucial and
that citizens should be
able to tell when read-
ing ordinances "what
they mean." He urged
the commissioners to
take their time and "get
it right."
Among Commission-
er Meadows' questions
on the draft was the
requirement for beach
vendors to fly swim-
mers' advisory flags.
She was concerned
that vendors' flying the
wrong flag or not flying
a flag could bring liabil-
ity on the county.
Demers responded
that this is not a new
provision but part of
the existing ordinance.
Adkinson suggested
that this be modified
to require that the ven-
dors provide an infor-
mational display on the
flag system.
Jeff McVay, a TDC
code enforcement of-
ficer charged with
enforcement of the
county's beach regula-
tions, agreed that some
educational informa-
tion on the flag system
displayed by vendors
would be "on the right
track."
Complaints about
people making noise on
the beach during the
wee hours were dis-
cussed, and there was
a request for beach ac-


cesses to be closed off
at night. However, this
idea was scratched.
Adkinson stated that
there is no state statute
saying that people can-
not go to the beach at 3
a.m. or at any time.
Adkinson made a
suggestion that items
left on beach at night
that are subject to re-
moval by the county
in connection with the
"Leave No Trace" pro-
vision be referred to as
"lost property" rather
than "abandoned prop-
erty," in order to more
closely align the or-
dinance with Florida
statutes. He explained
that state statutes de-
fine abandoned prop-
erty as generally der-
elict or having no value.
However, Demers was
concerned that people
would raise questions if
the term "lost property"
were used.
Demers suggested
postponing action on the
ordinance and bringing
it back before the com-
missioners on Jan. 22
with revisions agreed
on at the hearing and
minus the provision for
"dog on the beach" per-,
mits for nonresidents.
Comander moved to
do as Demers had pro-
posed, and her motion
was approved unani-
mously.
The Jan. 22 BCC
meeting is scheduled
to begin at 4 p.m. and
take place at the Wal-
ton County Courthouse
in DeFuniak Springs.
A final decision on the
Waterways and Beach
Activities Ordinance
may take place at that
meeting.


Coastal Branch Library Prime Time programs update


The winter "Prime
Time" programs are in
session at the Coast-
al Branch Library,
Wednesday mornings at
10 a.m., located at 437
Greenway Trail located
in the South Walton
Government/Education
Complex on 331 South
in Santa Rosa Beach.
On Jan. 16, Stacy
DiDonato, Edcation
Coordinator with the
Gulfarium Marine Ad-


venture Park in Fort
Walton Beach will pres-
ent a Marine Life lec-
ture. From 1998-2012
Stacy was actively in-
volved in Gulfarium's
Animal Department
as a marine mammal
trainer and supervisor.
She was honored when
management appointed
her as Education Coor-
dinator, and she looks
forward to creating in-
novative educational


programming. She is
a south Florida native
and found her way to
the Emerald Coast in
1995 where she resides
with her husband and
son. http://www.gulfar-
ium.com/
On Jan. 23, Lori
Ceier, Publisher of Wal-
tonOutdoors.com will
present "Exploring the
Outdoors 'beyond the
Beach." Lori is the pub-
lisher of Walton Out-


doors since 2008. The
website features stories
and videos about places
to explore Northwest
Florida's natural world.
From her website we
read, "Here you will
find interesting posts
about everything out-
doors in Walton County,
Florida. From our beau-
tiful beaches, to fishing
on the Choctawatchee
River, to hunting and
hiking and beautiful


places to explore, this
site is a shared journey
on outdoor life." Lori
brings to us valuable in-
formation for those out-
door enthusiasts. For
more information, visit
http://www.waltonout-
doors.com/ or send Lori
an email at info@wal-
tonoutdoors.com. Due
to unforeseen circum-
stances, Mr. Demetrius
Fuller along with Caro-
line Goulding will not


be able to make their
appearances on Jan.
23.
Program brochures
are available at the
Coastal library and the
schedule is posted on the
Walton County Coastal
Calendar website at
www.youseemore.com/
walton. All programs
begin at 10 a.m. Call
the library at (850) 267-
2809 for more informa-
tion. Tell friends about
"Prime Time."


Marie Harrison to present program at WCMG meeting Feb. 6

Marie Harrison beautifying your home gardening books will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Light refreshments dening questions.
Florida Federation of and garden with orna- offered for sale. at the Coastal Branch will be served. Soil test- The program i
Garden Clubs Direc- mental trees. She will This will be the 10th Extension Office locat- ing supplies and in- and open to the p
tor, Author, Floral De- tell about some of her in a series of lectures ed at 70 Logan Lane, struction will be avail- However, seating:
signer and Okaloosa favorites and explain tailored for local gar- Grayton Beach, FL off able for $8 and Master ited to 40 partici]
Master Gardener, will their care and charac- deners. It will be held CR-283- just north of Gardeners will be on Call Cheryl at
.snt) a nnromn on teristics. Her popular on Wednesday, Feb. 6 the four-way stop. hand to take your gar- 892-8172 to rese


s free
public.
is lim-
pants.
(850)
rrve a


TDC Advisory Council meeting and


annual strategic planning session Feb. 19


The public is hereby
notified that the bi-
monthly TDC Advisory
Council Meeting and
Annual Strategic Plan-
ning session will be held
on Feb. 19, 2013 begin-
ning at 8 a.m. at the
WATERCOLOR INN
& RESORT, 34 Golden-
rod Circle, Santa Rosa


Beach, FL 32459, in
Room 1BC.
Bi-Monthly Meeting 8
a.m.
Strategic Planning Ses-
sion 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
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, a written re-
quest by a physically
handicapped person to
attend the meeting, di-
rected to the chairper-


son or director of such
board, commission,
agency, or authority,
such chairperson or di-
rector shall provide a
manner by which such
person may attend the
meeting at its sched-
uled site or reschedule
the meeting to a site
which would be acces-


sible to such person.
In accordance with
Section 286.0105, Flori-
da Statutes, all persons
are advised that, if a
person decides to ap-
peal any decision made
by the Council with
respect to any matter
considered, he/she will
need a record of the pro-


ceedings and may need
to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which
record includes that
testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal
is to be based.

Please be governed
accordingly.


A+ Art Committee of Cultural Arts


Alliance's upcoming show opens Jan. 25


The A+ Art Commit-
tee of Cultural Arts Al-
liance's upcoming show
opens at South Walton
FSU Campus on Jan.
25. Abstraction: An Ad-
venture into the Imagi-
nation, presented by
the Cultural Arts Alli-
ance of Walton County
(CAA) in partnership
with Northwest Flor-
ida State College, is a
unique collaboration of


abstract art, by local
artists, who masterfully
create works that draw
the viewer into an expe-
rience 'of color, shape,
and texture through
various mediums.
Artists exhibited are
Donnelle Clark, Juan
Francisco Adaro, Joan-
na Ellington, and Didon
Comer.
The show runs from
Jan. 25-March 17 (M-F


9 a.m. 4 p.m.) at South
Walton Campus of NW
Florida State College,
109 Greenway Trail,
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Opening reception will
held Jan. 25, from 5 7
p.m.

Also, a Call to Art-
ists is issued for sub-
missions to the commit-
tee's annual "Top of the
Class" juried show.


Start making art
now! Entries for the
Cultural Arts Alliance
A+ Art Committee's an-
nual juried show, "Top
of the Class" must be
submitted by Feb. 5.
The show, presented by
the Cultural Arts Alli-
ance of Walton County
(CAA) in partnership
with Northwest Florida
State College, awards
monetary prizes for the


winning pieces of art.
Artists may submit up
to two entries of origi-
nal art.
The "Top of Class"
show juror will be art-
ist and art educator
Linda Hall of Tallahas-
see. Her art explores
"the connection that we
as humans have with
the natural world. With
painting and sculpture,
I explore the delicate


bond and the disconnect
we have with wilder-
ness within ourselves
and the earth."

More information
about the application
process, including art
size and other require-
ments will be available
on the CAA website
http://www.culturalart-
salliance.com/aplusart-
details


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3 Lines
$10 per month
892-3232


SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS
HANDLED APPEALS EXPERTS
DISABILITY CONSULT. (850)835-2163


BARLEYS PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL
UTILITY SERVICE
1943 U.S. 90 E 850-892-3299


LAND ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326

D.S. HANDYMAN SERVICE
CALL 419-4519
ANYTIME n


HOME REPAIRS 'YARD WORK
SODD JOBS
520-4264 or 419-7508
(pdtt Ul11513)


RODNEY'S LAWN SERVICE.Total lawn
maintenance. Serving Walton Co. over 10
years. 850-974-6972, 850-834-3925
JOHNSON'S LAWN SERVICE
GENERAL CLEAN UP/REASONABLE
CELL: 259-6318 PH: (850) 834-2200
....................................................


BEAR CREEK CREATIVE SERVICES
Landscaping, Lawn Maint., Tractor Work,
Land Clearing, Fencing, Lic. & Ins.
892-4423 OR 865-2848
D.S. LAWN CARE
FULL LAWN MAINTENANCE &
PRESSURE WASHING. 850-419-4519.


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


MOBILE/RV LOTS FOR RENT
WATER, GARBAGE PICK-UP
892-2157- (205) 441-0464 (t)


BEST RATES!
STOR-RITE MINI STORAGE
1599 83 N, DFS, FL
Behind Roehm Pre-School
Both lock & 3rd month Rent FREE with
Rental
Call (850) 892-3334 or (850) 830-8868

THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE
HWY. 90 & NORWOOD
892-6035 24 HOUR SERVICE (ccTF
A-1 MINI STORAGE
1154 US HWY 90W
DFS (850) 892-4677 cmT)


SUNDOWN INN
NEWLY RENOVATED ACROSS FROM
WAL-MART (850) 892-9647 DFS


JEMCO PLASTERING INC.
892-5524
QUALITY IS OUR GOAL


FANCY NAILS Nail & toe get a free eye-
brow wax. French tip with gel $25.
Eyebrow waxing/pedicure chair.
Room For Rent For Massage Therapist.
Apply In Person. 931 US Hwy 331
(850) 892-0466 M-Sat. 9-7
ADVERTISE
HERE!
3 Lines
$10 per month
892-3232


LANGLEY'S OFFICE SUPPLY
1027 S.19TH STREET
892:9776


JOHN DANILOW, BROKER.
http:lwww.johndanilow.com
(850) 217-8104 (k)


SOUTHERN ROOFING
ALLTYPES RE-ROOFS & REPAIRS
LIC. #CCC058016 956-4325


AA AUTO SALVAGE
442 CTY HWY 1087
MOSSY HEAD 850-892-3256

WINDHAM SEPTIC SERVICE, INC.
67 JOE CAMPBELL RD.
835-3356
ARNETT SEPTIC
LOCATED AT 1101 HWY 90W
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS c


BONDS RESIDENTIAL
SERVICES, INC. (850) 951-1118
Hot Water Hydro Jetting, Drain Snaking,
Video Pipe Inspection, Plumbing Repair
FL State Cert. Plumbing Contractors
Lic.# CFC1427405/CFC026554
(pdru52W10-iLt)


ALL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
REPAIRS-TUNE-UPS'OVERHAULS
FREE Pickup & Delivery 850-892-7887


LAND ENGINEERING SERVICES, INC.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
PH. 850-892-3639 FAX. 850-892-6326
VOELKER SURVEYING, LLC
Santa Rosa Beach 622-1610
DeFuniak Springs 892-2410
(cmN

BARBER'S TREE SERVICE: Free esti-
mates. Will beat any reasonable price.
850-956-2676Toll-free 1-866-848-6651
(CTR)
McDONALD TREE SERVICE
Beat Any Price Or Its Free
850-892-0100
(KlO-ilp)


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Fax: 892-2270


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Visa, Mastercard & Discover Accepted
CLASSIFIED & LEGAL DEADLINE IS
MONDAY 4:30 P.M.J


JAN 17, 2013


UTILITY
TRAILER
5X10 $895. *76" X10' $975
5X12 $975 *76" X12' $1075
5X14 $1075 76 X 14' $1075
Plus Tandems & Equipment/
Car Haulers (850)420-5824.
mvs247.com
4tp 1.17-2.7
.......................................

PETS/PET
SUPPLIES
ANIMAL STERILIZATION
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
of Walton County. 850-329-
5655. Taking applications for
February 16, 2013. www.sites.
google.com/sites/ASAPofwal- .
toncounty. 5tp 1/10-2/6

BIRD CAGES. 1 medium with
stand,on wheels. $50. 1 large
with stand on wheels. $100.
Call 892-0144. Leave mes-
sage. 4tp 1/10-1/31
-------------------------------------

PERSONAL
UNCONTESTED DIVORCE
No court appearance. Includ-
ing property, 1-877-244-2230
FloridaDivorceByMail.com
-------------------- --- -----
LISTEN TO THE Country
Store. Mondays-Saturdays at
9:15 a.m. on AM 1460 WZEP to
buy, sell or trade, lost & found.
BE LISTENING WZEP AM
1460 offers FREE yard sale
signs. Listen to THE COUN-

BRANDI'S ATTIC
SBLF-SERVICEMINISTORAGE

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


TRY STORE for details or stop
by 449 North 12th during office
hours. Mon-Fri. tfc
--------------------------------------

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
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FOR SALE
HAY FOR SALE. Large rolls.
$35, quantity discounts, deliv-
ery available. 850-892-1093.
2tp 1/10-1/17
-------------------------------------
RED HATTER CLOTHES,
A-1. 10 pieces suits, sweater's
pants, & more. All $20. A-1
Large shower chair, bedside
pot chair, folding walker, tri-
pod walker, like new. All $75.
New Hampshire Initial 60's old
plates. (10) All $30. Collectible
framed receipt March 1936.
A-1 $25. 4-Rhinestone pieces
1950's Necklace's earrings. All
$50. DeFuniak 850-951-0877.
1tp 1/17
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FOR SALE: 2 different kinds
of ducks. Just grown. $4 each.
Call 892-6173. 1tp 1/17
-------------------------------------.
4X5 HAY ROLLS net wrapped.
Cover edge. 850-859-2418. 2tp
1/10-1/17
---------------------------------------
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


Specializing in .
Antiques, Make-Overs Free Estimes, Lots Of Fabric
& Repairs Pick-Up & Samples To
Delivery Choose Fromm
Don't Trash It
Recycle It! QUALITY
GUARANTEED!


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


1589 706


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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Complete Packages from $4995

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BOAT &


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

SERVICES
UPHOLSTERY BY NITA is
here to serve your upholstery
needs. Marine, residential and
commercial. Call me for a free
quote. 850-307-4823. Get 10%
off by mentioning this ad. 4tp
1/10-1/31

CAREGIVER SERVICES -
experienced care of elderly
with dementia. Will assist with
household duties, trips to doc-
tor offices, personal hygiene,
administer meds. At all times
treat with dignity and respect.
Will provide excellent refer-
ences upon contact. Melissa
Reyes mreyes2768@gmail.
com

FURNITURE refinishing/re-
pairs/references available. Call
419-1252, ask for Mike or leave
a message. 6tp 12/13-1/17

FLOORS & MORE: Installation
or repair of all flooring material:
carpet, vinyl, laminate, ceram-
ic, wood, natural stone. Gener-
al home/mobile home repairs.
Plumbing, water damage,
sheet rock, complete kitchen/
bath remodeling. For more info/
estimates call 850-307-3185 or
850-307-2502. 4tp 1/10-1/31

DONEL CONSTRUCTION
LLC New homes, Remodeling,
Plumbing, Electric, Decks, Con-
crete, Painting, Pressure Wash-
ing, Flooring, 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


Scott's Mini- LeasNin

Warehouses




1504 U.S. Hwy. 90 W.

"" 892-3612




Hwy. 90 East & Norwood Rd.
DeFuniak Springs 892-6035
5x5........................ 25.68
5x10.................... 25.68
10x0.................... 46.01
0x20................... ...'80.25
Self-Service Office
Open 24 Hours
No Deposit
Units are carpeted


A-1 Mini Storage, Inc.



Your Storage Is Our Business!






,I I: I I.r.


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

1154 US Highway 90 West
SDigsc, O l DeFuniak Springs

STemperature Control Units
Set At 756


24 HOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE

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

Always Happy To Serve Your Storage Needs!


(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

AUTO/

AUTO SUPPLIES
2006 FORD RANGER SPORT.
Low mileage. Like new.
$13,500. (850)978-0966.
--------------------------------------
DODGE 250 PICK-UP. Heavy
V-8. 4-spd. 8-lugs. Ball-in-bed
for goose-neck. Runs great.
$2,600. 892-6407.15wds tfc
1/10


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
NICE, 2 BR, 1 Bath home on
3/4 of acre in downtown Free-
port. Fullyfurnished, new appli-
ances, carport, screened lanai,
2 sheds, and a carport. Long
term leased preferred. $850.
month with $600. deposit/secu-
rity. 685-6407 107 Harrison
St. 38wds tfc 1/17

3BR 2 BA BRICK HOME,
DFS, large lot, Great room, Bo-
nus Room, Large outside work-
shop, Central Heat/Air $875
mo+dep. NO HUD, Application
850-892-4740. 19wds tfc 1/17

2BDRM/2 FULL BATH Mobile
Home. W/D hookups. C/H/A.
No pets. HUD welcomed. Call
for appt. (850)892-2984 or
(850)333-7248. 2tp 1/17-1/24

KEYSTONE RENTALS-DFS
Trailer 2/1 $350. MH-Apt 2/1
$550. PDL-Trailer 2/1 $450.
Call Jesse at 850-687-0779.
2tp 1/17-/124

2-STORY APARTMENT. 1,200
sq. ft. In town. 3-car garage.
Total electric. 1 full bath and
3(1/2) baths. ADULTS ONLY.
NO PETS. Available Jan. 15.
$550 mo plus dd. 892-2442. tfc
1/10. 27wds

3BD/2BA HOUSE. Lakefront.
Beautiful home. No smoking.
No pets. $850 month. $850 de-
posit. Call JD Merchant at Penn
Signature Properties. 334-406-
2077. 21wds tfc 1/17

2BD/1BA TOWNHOUSE.
168 7th St. $500 month. $500
dep. Call JD @ Penn Signa-
ture Properties. 334-406-2077.
16wds tfc 1/17

FOR RENT 2BD/1BA Mobile
Home. CH/A $400 mo. & $400
deposit. 504 Vanderheide 892-
7137. 1tp 1/17

3BD/2BA HOUSE FOR RENT.
Large porches, carport, new
appliances. Lots of natural
wood. Must see to appreciate.
$725month/$725deposit. 850-
699-4476. 3tc 1/10-1/24.19wds

ROOMS FOR RENT @ afford-
able prices. 850-836-6223. 2tp
1/10-1/17

2BD/I1BA MOBILE HOME
for rent. Quiet area. Includes
washer/dryer hookups. Shed.
Water deposit paid. $450.
month. (850)642-5151. 4tp
1/10/1-31

FOR RENT OR SALE.
3BD/2BA Trailer. 892-7714. 2tp
1/10-1/17

HOUSE FOR RENT
3BD/1.5BA BRICK HOME on
Lake Juniper Road. 1,200 sf
with storage shed. $750 month.
(850)612-4141. 2tp 1/10-1/17
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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


'I I1, llu1 0D,, p ,,,
Newlel Communiiationi, 11
Voice & Data
(850) 892-2934


Installations and Prewire


Business Systems
All Major Brands!


Local Phone Service
SCat 5 Cabeling
Fiberoptics
Voicemail
SSales, Lease & Repair
Authorized Shipping Outlet


NEW-TEL Communications !(850) 892-2934
23 South 7th Street 1-800-827-2934
DeFuniak Springs, FL Fax: (850) 892-6357
32435 E-Mail: newtelcomn@panhandlc.rr.com
Servilg IN Florida & South Alabama since 1983


FOR RENT: 2BD/2BA MO-
BILE HOME. CH/A w/d hook-
ups. Front porch. Back deck
with nice yard. Minutes from
shopping. $550 rent/$500 dep.
850-401-1022. 850-892-6228.
DeFuniak 2tp 1/10/1/17

FOR RENT. BEDROOM
TRAILER. $400. 892-7714. 2tp
1/10-1/17

TRAILER FOR RENT. Ponce
de Leon. Call Willoughby 836-
2533. 2tp 1/10-1/17
------------------------------
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 MOBILE
HOME with Fireplace. Country
setting. 16 Ruben Lane. $550
rent/$550deposit. 850-699-
4476. 3tc 1/10-1/24

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/lbath Mobile
Home. $450/m No pets. Ref-
erences required. 892-2150 or
865-0554. tfc 12/13 18wds
------------------------------------
HOME FOR RENT 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

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
24WDS

www.DFSRental.com 3 BED-
ROOM TRAILERS, rent to
own, U-Fix $200 per month.
Norwood Park #2, #4, #8, #10.
Go 90 East past Petro, right on
South Norwood, cross tracks,
right on Charlie Brown Road.
892-2284. 34wds tfc 11/3

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. fn 3/31

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
600 sq. ft. Utilities included
$600 per month. Iron Horse
Realty 850-951-2703. 16wds
tfc 9/27


FOR SALE: 3 bedroom brick
home just completely remod-
eled on 5 acres with city water.
Contact 850-892-5564. 3tp
1/10-1/24
---------------------------------------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


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


PAGE 8-C


APARTMENT FOR RENT. Nice
one Bedroom on John White
Road. 850-859-2321. tfc 9/21

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$$le$. 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

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 Execu-
tive Director designs and imple-
ments economic development
strategies, manages the or-
ganization's budget, conducts
marketing efforts for business
attraction, conducts an effec-
tive business retention/expan-
sion program, develops and
manages business parks and
provides overall organizational
oversight of the EDA. Bachelor
degree from a regionally- ac-
credited 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
Fax Coverjetters, resumes and
qualifying documents 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.
1/-3-1/31

HELP WANTED. Experienced
restaurant help needed. 850-
834-4278. Harts Fillin Station.
2tc 1/10-1/17

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

REAL ESTATE
10,000 BACK UPON CLOS-
ING. Up to 5,000 towards buy-
ers closing cost. 3/2 1,600 sq
ft. brick home in Beautiful Ten
Lakes Estates. $105,000 firm.
75 Ten Lakes Dr. DeFuniak
Springs. 419-6444 or 419-
6443. ltp 1/17

20 ACRES City limits beside
Magnolia Cemetery. Great
potential for civic-private de-
velopment. $225,000.850-499-
4784. 2tp 1/10-1/24

FOR SALE BY OWNER
OLDER 3BD/2BA MOBILE
HOME sits on 1/2 acre near
King Lake. $35,000. 892-6827.
333-0411.4tc 1/10-1/31

ON THE RIVER FOR SALE.
Fish and Hunting Camp. Cabin
on stilts. Large outside Pavil-
ion. Fishing dock. Extra hook-
ups for camper. 892-7137/585-
4660. ltp 1/10








THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


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www.WaltonProperties.com
HOUSES, mobile homes,
parks, and lots for sale or trade,
possible owner finance.15wds
tfc 11/7
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BEAUTIFUL, new, 4 Br/2 Ba, 2
CG ready for occupancy built
by one of area's best on al-
most Y2 acre lot. Great plan
with loads of upgrades, good
area! 100% financing possible.
Mildred C. Heaton Realty, Inc
850-582-3806 mcheaton@cfi.
net- 4dwds.tfcl/13





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
Is/ By: MA Cobb
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Is/ By: MICHAEL D. TIDWELL
Florida Bar No: 0899887
811 N. Spring Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
850/434-3223

4tc: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013 564R

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 February 6,
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 and personal
property situated in Walton County,
Florida:

THE EASTERLY ONE-HALF OF
LOT 40, OF SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 20 WEST,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF OF SANTA ROSA
PLANTATION, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

SAID PROPERTY NOW ,KNOWN
AS ALL OF PINE TRACE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17,
PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

LESS AND EXCEPT LOTS 1, 3, 8,
9,10,13, 14, 15,16,17,18,19, 20,
21, AND 22 OF SAID PINE TRACE
WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY
RELEASED BY INSTRUMENTS
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 2719,
PAGE 3925, O.R. BOOK 2719,
PAGE 3927, O.R. BOOK 2720,
PAGE 4743, O.R. BOOK 2732,
PAGE 2268, O.R. BOOK 2734,
PAGE 3026, O.R. BOOK 2737,
PAGE 1205, O.R. BOOK 2738,
PAGE 2686, O.R. BOOK 2744,
PAGE 4680, AND O.R. BOOK
2782, PAGE 115, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA:


TOGETHER WITH ALL THE EX-
ISTING AND SUBSEQUENTLY
ERECTED OR AFFIXED BUILD-
INGS, IMPROVEMENTS AND
FIXTURES; ALL EASEMENTS,
RIGHTS OF WAY, AND APPUR-
TENANCES; ALL WATER, WA-
TER RIGHTS, WATERCOURSES
AND DITCH RIGHTS INCLUDING
STOCK IN UTILITIESWITH DITCH
OR IRRIGATION RIGHTS); AND
ALL OTHER RIGHTS, ROYAL-
TIES, AND PROFITS RELATING
TO THE REAL PROPERTY, IN-.
CLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
ALL MINERALS, OIL, GAS, GEO-
THERMAL AND SIMILAR MAT-
TERS, THE "REAL PROPERTY")
LOCATED IN WALTON COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA.

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

TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

GRAYTON DEVELOPMENT
GROUP, LLC;
STERLING PRICE RAINER a/k/a
STERLING P. TRAINER, V; AN-
DREW HUNTER HARMAN; and
PINE TRACE OWNERS' ASSO-
CIATION, INC. a/k/a PINE TRACE
ASSOCIATION, INC.,

Defendants,

and the docket number of which
Is 12CA1078.

Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale. if any.
other than the oropertv 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
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
Phone (850) 595-4400 Fax (850)
595-0360 ADA.Waltonitflcourts1.
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
4th day of January, 2013.

Alex Alford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Is/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL OF THE COURT)

2tc: January 10, 17, 2013 577R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FIRST
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO..: 12DR776
DIVISION:

RODRIGO EDUARDO FLORES,

Petitioner

and

SONIA MARGARITA MENDEZ
RODRIGUEZ,

Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
(NO CHILD OR
FINANCIAL SUPPORT)

To: S9nla Margarita Mendez Ro-
driguez
Respondent's last known ad-
dress: 85 Bob Bo Lane, Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32459

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for dissolution of marriage
has been.filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on Rodrigo Eduardo Flores, whose
address is 85 Bob Bo Lane, Santa
Rosa Beach, FL 32459 on or be-
fore February 11, 2013, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
at Walton County Courthouse, 571
US HWY 90 E, DeFuniak Springs,
Florida 32433, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter.
If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded In the petition.

The action is. asking the court
to decide how the following real or
personal property should be divid-
ed: NONE

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in this case, Including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon
request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office notified
of your current address. (You
may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme CourtAp-
proved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on re-
cord at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and in-
formation. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.

Dated: January 4, 2013.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ By: DeAnn Brooks
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU
FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE
MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BE-
LOW:

I, Joanne W. Webster, a nonlawyer,
located at 700 B Beal Pkwy, Ft.
Walton Beach, Florida, 862-0903,
helped Rodrigo Eduardo Flores,
who is the petitioner, fill out this
form.

4tpd.: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013
578R
--- ------- ------ -
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2012-CA-000160

REGIONS BANK, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER WITH AMSOUTH
BANK,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ANN H. FINCH, et al.

Defendantss.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered on
January 3, 2013, in Case No. 2012-
CA-000160 of the Circuit Court of
the First Judicial Circuit for Walton
County, Florida, in which Regions
Bank, Successor by Merger with
AmSouth Bank, is Plaintiff, and Ann
H. Finch, et al., are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, online via the intemet
at www.walton.realforeclose.
con, at 11:00 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as the sale may proceed,
on the 4th day of March, 2013, the
following described real property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:

LOT 8, BLOCK B, WINDSWEPT
ESTATES, PHASE III, A SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 16, AT PAGES 5-5G,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if any, result-
ing from the foreclosure sale, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on the same with the Clerk of
Court within 60 days after the fore-
closure sale.

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who peeds 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 Shella 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 4th day of January,
2013.

Alex Alford
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Isl By: Sharia Hall
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

2tc: January 10, 17, 2013 579R

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


COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2012 CC 000280

MARAVILLA CONDOMINIUM AS-
SOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida not for profit corpora-
tion,

Plaintiff,

v.

BARBARA REA CASH, AS BEN-
EFICIARY AND/OR HEIR AT LAW
OF THE ESTATE OF JEANNE
F. REA and UNKNOWN HEIRS,
BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF
JEANNE F. REA

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Any unknown parties who are
or may be interested in the sub-
ject matter of this action whose
names and residences after
diligent search and inquiry, are
unknown to Plaintiff and which
said unknown parties may claim
as heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, Ilepors, creditors, trust-
ees or other claimants claiming
by, through, under or against the
Said Defendant(s) either of them,
who are not known to be dead or
alive.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to enforce and fore-
close a Claim of Lien for condomin-
ium assessments and to foreclose
any claims which are inferior to the
right, title and interest of the Plain-
tiff herein in the following described
property:

CONDOMINIUM PARCEL, UNIT
NUMBER: 3301 MARAVILLA (I),
A CONDOMINIUM, ALL AS SET
FORTH IN THE DECLARATION
OF CONDOMINIUM AND THE
EXHIBITS ANNEXED THERETO
AND FORMING A PART THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 1486, PAGE 1,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND AS MAY
IT BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO
TIME. TOGETHER WITH ALL THE
APPURTENANCES TO THE UNIT
ACCORDING TO SAID DECLARA-
TION AND SUBJECT, HOWEVER,
TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS,
LIMITATIONS AND OBLIGATIONS
OF SAID DECLARATION.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on Plaintiffs attorney, Raymond F.
Newman, Jr., Becker & Poliakoff,
P.A., 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Suite
7, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548, on
or before thirty (30) days from the
date of first publication and to file
the original of the defenses with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or im-
mediately thereafter. If a Defendant
fails to do so, a default will be en-
tered against that Defendant for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court January 3, 2013.

Alex Alford
Clerk of said Court
Is/ By: DeAnn Brooks
as Deputy Clerk
(seal)

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

2tc: January 10, 17, 2013 580R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
DEPENDENCY ACTION
CASE NO: 11-DP-109

IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.R. McQ. (DOB 10/09/11),
minor child.

NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING

TO: TOMAS PEDRO, address un-
known

All persons claiming parenthood
or paternity of the above-named

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child C. R. McQ., known or un-
known, claiming by, through, under,
or against any known or unknown
person known to be dead or is not
known to be either dead or alive

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition, under oath, has been
filed in the above-styled case for the
Termination of Parental Rights and
Permanent Commitment and for
subsequent adoption of the above-
identified child.

YOU ARE HEREBY COM-
MANDED to be and appear before
the Honorable W. Howard LaPorte,
Judge of the Circuit Court in and for
Walton County, Florida, at Court-
room C, Walton County Courthouse,
571 U.S. Highway 90, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida, at 1:00 p.m., on
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fied. Your failure to appear may be
treated as consent to the perma-
nent commitment and you may lose
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nor child named in the Petition for
Termination of Parental Rights.

Witness my hand as the Clerk
of said Court and the Seal thereof,
this the 3rd day of January, 2013,

ALEX ALFORD
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

4tc.: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013
581R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
CASE NO. 11CA000251

JANICE M. COSSON

Plaintiff,

vs.

MARICA LYNETTE ALFORD and
LEWIS ALFORD,

Defendants.

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in ac-
cordance with the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated December 31,
2012, in the above-styled cause,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, by ELECTRONIC
SALE at the website www.walton.
realforeclose.com at 11:00 o'clock
a.m., Central Time on March 1,
2013, the following described prop-
erty:

(14-3N-19-19000-002-0072)

COMMENCE AT THE SW COR-
NER OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SE
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP
3 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST;
THENCE PROCEED N 8840'30"
E ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF
SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE
OF 123.14 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY
#83; THENCE DEPARTING THE
SOUTH LINE OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 14, PROCEED N 0512'31"
E ALONG SAID EASTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE DISTANCE
424.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-
UE N 0512'31" E ALONG SAID
EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
A DISTANCE OF 175.00 FEET;
THENCE DEPARTING THE EAST-
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
STATE HIGHWAY #83, PROCEED
S 8447'29" E A DISTANCE OF
253.40 FEET; THENCE PROCEED
S 05*12'31" W A DISTANCE OF
175.00 FEET; THENCE PROCEED
N 84*47'29" WA DISTANCE OF
253.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL
HEREIN DESCRIBED.


PAGE 9-C
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 31st day of Decem-
ber, 2012.

Martha J. Ingle
Clerk of Court
/s/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)

2tc: January 10, 17, 2013 582R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 12-CP-000245

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LESTER E. HOLLOPETER,

DECEASED

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administrationl

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

You are hereby notified that
an Order of Summary Administra-
tion has been entered in the estate
of LESTER E. HOLLOPETER,
deceased, File Number 2012-CP-
000245, by the Circuit Court for
Walton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Walton County Clerk of Courts -
Probate Division, Walton County
Courthouse PO Box 1260, Defuniak
Springs, FL 32435; that the dece-
dent's date of death was January 7,
2012; that the total of the estate is
$41,549.64 and that the name and
address to whom it has been as-
signed by such order is:

NAME
BRENDA J. HOLLOPETER

ADDRESS
224 Bayou Landing Rd.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

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

The date of first publication of
this notice is January 10, 2013.

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File No. 12CP000185
Division Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM DARRELL BARKER

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of William Darrell Barker, deceased,
whose date of death was July 3,
2012, Is pending in the Circuit Court
for Walton County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
571 Highway 90 East, P. O. Box
1260, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32435.

The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
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 having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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

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

The date of first publication of
this notice is January 10, 2013.

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Is/ Mark D. Davis
Attorney for Thomas L. Wallace
Florida Bar Number: 0764700
Andrews & Davis,
Attorneys at Law, L.L.C.
694 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 1
Post Office Box 705
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5838
Fax: (850) 892-5837
E-Mail: service@defuniaklaw.com
Secondary E-Mail: sjd@defuniak-
law.com

Is/ Thomas L. Wallace
8974 New Paris-Eldorado Road
New Paris, Ohio 45347

2tc: January 10, 17, 2013 588R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12CP000185
Division Probate

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM DARRELL BARKER,

Deceased.

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION

The administration of the estate
of William Darrell Barker, deceased,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Walton County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is 571
Highway 90 E, P.O. Box 1260, De-
Funiak Springs, Florida 32435, file
number 12CP000185. The estate
is testate and the date of the dece-
dent's will and any codicils are Last
Will and Testament dated June 24,
1998. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below. The fiduciary
lawyer-client privilege in Section
90.5021 applies with respect to the
personal representative and any
attorney employed by the personal
representative.

Any interested person on whom
a copy of the notice of administration
is served who challenges the validity
of the will or codicils, qualification of
the personal representative, venue,
or the jurisdiction of the court is re-
quired to file any objection with the
court in the manner provided in the
Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE
TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which
is on or before the date that is 3
months after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice of Administration
on that person, or those objections
are forever barred.

A petition for determination of
exempt property is required to be
filed by or on behalf of any person
entitled to exempt property under
Section 732.402, WITHINTHETIME
REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or
before the later of the date that is 4
months after the date of service of a
copy of the Notice of Administration
on such person or the date that is
40 days after the date of termina-
tion of any proceeding involving the
construction, admission to probate,
or validity of the will or involving any
other matter affecting any part of
the exempt property, or the right of
such person to exempt property is
deemed waived.

An election to take an elective
share must be filed by or on behalf
of the surviving spouse entitled to
an elective share under Sections
.732.201 732.2155 WITHIN THE
TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which
is on or before the earlier of the date
that is 6 months after the date
of service of a copy of the Notice
of Administration on the surviving
spouse, or an attorney in fact or a


guardian of the property of the sur-
viving spouse, or the date that is
2 years after the date of the dece-
dent's death. The time for filing an
election to take an elective share
may be extended as provided in the
Florida Probate Rules.

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Is/ Mark D. Davis
Attorney for Thomas L. Wallace
Florida Bar Number: 0764700
Andrews & Davis,
Attorneys at Law, L.L.C.
694 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 1
Post Office Box 705
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5838
Fax: (850) 892-5837
E-Mail: service@defuniaklaw.com
Secondary E-Mail: sjd@defuniak-
law.com

Personal Representative:


THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Walton County Board of
County Commissioners will hold
a public hearing on Tuesday. Janu-
ary 22. 2013. at 9:00 a.m. or as
soon thereafter as may be heard at
the North Walton County Court-
house, at 571 US Highway 90.
DeFunlak Springs. Florida. The
following items will be heard:

QUASI-JUDICIAL ITEMS:

Miramar Beach Self Storage. 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.

Sugar Sand Lane Plat Project
number 12-00300002 being re-
viewed by Mac Carpenter. This ip
a plat application submitted by Errf-
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 comer 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.

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS:

US 98/331 SCENIC CORRIDOR
SIGNAGE ORDINANCE ADOP-
TION HEARING An ordinance
amending Chapter 13.03.04 to
allow for flexibility in maximum al-
lowable building signage for anchor
and regular tenants in a multiple
occupancy complex where regu-
lar tenants occupy more than one
tenant bay; to provide that master
signage plans may be approved to
allow a regular tenant occupying
more than one tenant bay in a mul-
tiple occupancy complex to qualify
as an anchor tenant for purposes of
appearing on a multiple occupancy
complex monument sign where
appropriate as determined by the
Design Review Board; providing for
providing for severabillty; and pro-
viding for and effective date.

Civil Citations Amendment
-FIRST READING An ordinance
of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Walton County, Florida,
amending section 12.02.00, Civil
Citations, Walton County Land
Development Code; deleting fine
amounts from section 14.01.00,
designation of violations and penal-
ties, Walton County Land Develop-
ment Code to authorize the Board
of Commissioners to set fines by


/s/ Thomas Lee Wallace
8974 New Paris-Eldorado Road
New Paris, Ohio 45347

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 12 CP 237

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALLEN GLENN ONNINK,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate
of Allen Glenn Onnink, deceased,
whose date of death was October
7, 2012, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 571 U.S. Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.

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

All other creditors of the de-
cedent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

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

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

The date of first publication of
this Notice is January 10, 2013.

Attorney for
Personal Representative
/s/ Dawn Ellis
My Florida Probate, P.A.
Dawn Ellis, for the firm
Attorney for
Personal Representative
E-mail Address:
dawn@myfloridaprobate.com
Florida Bar Number: 091979
P.O. Box 952
Floral City, FL 34436-0952
352/726-5444

Personal Representative:
Paul A. Onnink
359 Firefly Lane
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768


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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----------------------------------------.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2012-CP-000247

IN RE: Estate of
CONSTANCE W. HENDERSON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary)


resolution; providing for severability,
conflicts, and an effective date.

Civil Citation Fee Resolution -
FIRST READING A resolution
of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Walton County, Florida
designating violations and fines for
uncontested civil citation, pursuant
to section 14.01.01, designated
violations and fines, Walton County
Land Development Code; setting
an effective date.

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 amendmentss.

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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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Walton County Zoning
Board of Adjustment will hold their
regular public hearing on Thurs-
day. January 24. 2013 at 6:00 P.M.
at the South Walton Courthouse
Annex in Santa Rosa Beach, Flor-
ida 32459. The following items are
scheduled for review and action:

LAS PALMAS HOA. INC PETI-
TION FOR VARIANCE- Project
number 12-005-00007. This is a
petition submitted by Las Palmas
HOA, requesting a variance from
the Walton County Land Develop-
ment Code appendix C.3, reducing
the location of the entrance gate
setback from the required 100 feet
to 19 feet from the Right-of-Way.
The site is identified by parcel num-
ber: 02-3S-20-34660-000-00AO.

PENNY BROWN PETITION FOR
VARIANCE- Project number 13-
005-00001. This is a petition sub-
mitted Penny Brown, requesting a
variance from the Walton County
Land Development Code 5.00.03
reducing thd rear setback from the
required 15 feet to 12 feet. The site
is identified by parcel number: 27-
2S-20-33210-000-0308.

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

Proposed agenda items may be in-
spected by the public from 7:00 AM
to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday
at Walton County Planning and
Development 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 respect to the proposed agen-
da items.

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 that 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


Invoice to & Copy to:
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE
ATTORNEYS PLLC
4855 TECHNOLOGY WAY,
SUITE 500
BOCA RATON, FL 33431
(727) 446-4826
Our File No: CA12-04179

This notice shall be published once
each week for two (2) consecutive
weeks in the The DeFunlak Springs
Herald Breeze, 740 Baldwin Av-
enue, PO Box 1546, DeFuniak, FL
32435

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------ ----- ---- --- --- -
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA


The administration of the
Florida Estate of CONSTANCE
W. HENDERSON, deceased (the
"Decedent"), File Number 2012-CP-
000247, Is pending in the Circuit
Court of Walton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Walton County Clerk of
Court Attn: Probate Division, 571
U.S. Highway 90 East, DeFuniak
Springs, Florida 32433. The names
and addresses of the Ancillary Per-
sonal Representative and the An-
cillary Personal Representative's
attorneys are set forth below.

All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the Decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

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

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

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

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is January 17, 2013.

ATTORNEY FOR ANCILLARY
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:
/s/ RICHARD N. SHERRILL
Florida Bar No.: 0172812
CLARK, PARTINGTON, HART,
LARRY, BOND & STACKHOUSE
PO. Box 13010
Pensacola, Florida 32591-3010
Telephone: (850) 434-9200
Fax: (850) 433-9599

ANCILLARY PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE:
Isl J. HARRISON HENDERSON III
639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70113

2tc: January 17, 24, 2013 596R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 66-2012-CA-001173

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,

Plaintiff

vs.

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DOUGLAS
V. MILES, et al,

Defendants)

NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY

TO:

UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DOUGLAS
V. MILES: ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: ADDRESS NOT
FOUND

Residence unknown and if living,
including any unknown spouse of
the Defendant, if remarried and if
said Defendant is dead, his/her re-
spective unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under
or against the named Defendant;
and the aforementioned named
Defendant; and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendant and
such of the unknown name Defen-
dant as may be infants, incompe-
tents or otherwise not sui juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following described
property to-wit:

LOT 75, SYMPHONY AT HAM-
MOCK BAY, ACCORDING TO
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE 27,
27A TO 27D, IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT,
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA.

more commonly known as: 486
SYMPHONY WAY, FREEPORT, FL
32439

This action has been filed against
you, and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defense, if
any, to it on the Plaintiffs attorney,
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE AT-
TORNEYS, PLLC, whose address
is 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690,
Clearwater, FL 33755, on or before
30 days after date of first publica-
tion, response due by February 18,
2013, and file the original with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 11th day of Janu-
ary, 2013.

Clerk of the Court
WALTON County, Florida
/s/ By: DeAnn Brooks
Deputy Clerk
(seal)


vs.

BRIAN S. STUCKEY; PAULA
STUCKEY; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; HAMMOCK
BAY FREEPORT MASTER AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CRED-
ITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND


CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:
66-2012-CA-001055

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC
F/K/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY
COMPANY, LLC,

Plaintiff,

vs.

TROY C. POOLE, et al.,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:

TROY C. POOLE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 209
CAMPGROUND POINT ROAD,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433
ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 413 BAR-
LETTE RD, DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
FL 32433
CURRENT RESIDENCE UN-
KNOWN

UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TROY C. POOLE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 209
CAMPGROUND POINT ROAD,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433
ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 209
CAMPGROUND POINT ROAD,
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL 32433
CURRENT RESIDENCE UN-
KNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described proper-
ty:

EXHIBIT "A"

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF TRACT #24,
HOLLEY FARMS PROPERTY,
PHASE 2, SECTIONS 7 AND 8,
TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 19
WEST, WALTON COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; THENCE NORTH 10 19' 13"
WEST FORA DISTANCE OF 979.25
FEET ALONG THE EAST SIDE OF
SAID LOT; THENCE NORTH 35
35' 40" WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 58.55 FEET TO AN IRON ROD
AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 10* 19' 13"
EAST FORA DISTANCE OF 96.95
FEET TO AN IRON ROD; THENCE
SOUTH 79" 40' 47" WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 53.37 FEET TO AN
IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 28"
56' 00" WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 237.90 FEET MORE OR LESS
TO THE EDGE OF LAKE HOL-
LEY; THENCE NORTH 20* 29' 57"
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 74.77
FEET ALONG THE EDGE OF WA-
TER MORE OR LESS TO A POINT
THAT BEARS NORTH 35* 35' 40"
EAST FROM THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE SOUTH 35*
35' 40" EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 213.12 FEET TO THE POINT
Of BEGINNING.

TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT
TO COVENANTS, EASEMENTS
AND RESTRICTIONS OF RE-
CORD.

SUBJECT TO THE 10 FOOT
AND 25 FOOT EASEMENT AS
REFLECTED ON THE SURVEY
DONE BY DOYLE YARBROOUGH,
DATED AND SIGNED ON JUNE 5,
1998.
JOB #9 83687.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE
120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309
on or before February 19, 2013, a
date which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this No-
tice 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 immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint.

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 11th day of
January, 2013.

Alex Alford
As Clerk of the Court
Is/ By: Jennifer Whiddon
As Deputy Clerk
(seal)

Publish: (Please publish in
The Herald Breeze)
10-53142

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 66-2010-CA-000921

U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF
AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE AS SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I

Plaintiff,


FIED, purusant to Florida Statute
121.055, that the Clerk of Circuit
Court & County Comptroller of Wal-
ton County intends to designate the
following position for inclusion into
the Senior Management Services
Class of the Florida Retirement
System.

Coastal Annex Supervisor

PLEASE BE GOVERNED AC-
CORDINGLY.

DATED this 11th day of January
2013.

ALEXALFORD
Clerk of the Circuit Court
& County Comptroller
Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners
Walton County, Florida


ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;

Defendant(s)

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:

LOT 78, SYMPHONY AT HAM-
MOCK BAY, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGES 27,
27A THROUGH 27D, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF WALTON
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, www.walton.
realforeclose.com at 11:00 a.m.,
on February 7, 2013.

DATED THIS 7th DAY OF JAN-
UARY, 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 7th day of January,
2013.

Alex Alford
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Is/ By: Sharla Hall
Deputy Clerk
(seal)

THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED
BY:
Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra1
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, Florida 33619-3128
(813) 915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff

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 no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact: Shelia Sims, 190
Governmental Center, 5th Floor,
Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-
4400, at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon 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

2tc: January 17, 24, 2013 599R

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO: 13-DR-9

IN RE: The Marriage of
MARIANA GUSEVATAIA,

Petitioner/Wife,

and

JOSE GERENA,

Respondent/Husband.

NOTICE OF ACTION OF
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

To: JOSE GERENA
4090 DANCING CLOUDS,
UNIT 263
DESTIN, FLORIDA 32541

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-
FIED that an action for dissolution
of marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to Mariana Gusevataia, Pe-
titioner, c/o Mark S. Rubin, Esq.,
RUBIN LAW FIRM, 173 NE Eglin
Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Flor-
ida 32548, on or before February
16, 2013, and file the original with
the clerk of this court at the Walton
County Courthouse, 571 Highway
90 East, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
32433, before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.

Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of Court's
office. You may review these doc-
uments upon request

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office notified
of your current address. (You
may file Notice of Current Ad-
dress, Florida Supreme CourtAp-
proved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on re-
cord at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flor-
ida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and in-
formation. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.

ALEX ALFORD
CLERK OF THE COURT
Is/ By: J. Whiddon
Deputy Clerk

Dated: 01/09/13

4tpd.: Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 2013
600R

NOTICE OF INTENT
FLORIDA STATUTE 121.055
SENIOR MANAGEMENT
SERVICE CLASS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-








THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013


By: NITA McLANEY
Deputy Clerk
2tc: January 17, 24, 2013 601R
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
WALTON COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 12CP240
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRED MCINTYRE a/k/a FRED
ALBERT MCINTYRE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FRED MCINTYRE a/k/a FRED
ALBERT MCINTYRE, deceased,
whose date of death was March
28, 2011, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Walton County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 571 U.S. Highway 90 East,
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433.
The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the
personal Tepresentative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
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 having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is January 17, 2013.


Attorney for
Personal Representatives:
Andrews & Davis,
Attorneys at Law, L.L.C.
/s/ Mark D. Davis
Attorney for
Personal Representative
Florida Bar Number: 0764700
694 Baldwin Avenue, Suite I
Post Office Box 705
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
Telephone: (850) 892-5838
Fax: (850) 892-5837
E-Mail: service@defuniaklaw.com
Personal Representatives:
Brittany Mclntyre
a/kla Brittany Ann Mclntyre
Mclntyre Earles
187 Jennings Road
Freeport, Florida 32439
2tc: January 17, 24, 2013 602R
!PUBLIC NOTICE
Walton County Tourist
Development Council
NOTICE is hereby given that you
are invited to attend a public work-
shop on beach access signage.
These workshops will be held on
the following date, times and lo-
cations:
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:00
a.m. andl 6:00 p.m., Board Room,
South Annex
For additional Information re-
garding this meeting contact
Stacey Infinger at 850-267-1216
Stacey@vlsltsouthwalton.com
Workshop Item: You are hereby
notified and invited to a public work-
shops about the Walton County
Tourist Development Council to
include discussion about the TDC
Beach Access Signage.
If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the council with
respect to any matter considered,
he/she will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes that testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
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 po-
litical subdivision, which has sched-
uled a meeting, a written request by
a physically handicapped person


to attend the meeting, directed to
the chairperson or director of such
board, commission, agency, or au-
thority, such chairperson or director
shall provide a manner by which
such person may attend the meeting
at its scheduled site or reschedule
the meeting to a site which would
be accessible to such person,
Please be governed accordingly.
ltc: January 17, 2013 603R
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PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
REGISTER OWNER:
SHERRY M. THOMPSON
882 W. ORANGE AVE.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL. 32435
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:
1994 MERCURY
VIN#: 4M2DV11W2RDJ08289
TOWING AND STORAGE COM-
PANY
DAY'S SERVICE STATION INC.
PO BOX 10
11 ARGYLE RAILROAD AVE.
ARGYLE, FL. 32422
850-892-3935
THIS AUCTION WILL BE HELD
AT DAY'S SERVICE STATION
INC. AT 11 ARGYLE RAILROAD
AVE. ARGYLE, FL. ON MARCH
1, 2013 COMMENCING AT 7:00
AM. WE HEREBY RESERVE
" THE RIGHT TO AUCTION THIS
VEHICLE ACCORDING TO THE
FLORIDA STATUTES, SECTION
713.78 IN ORDER TO RECOVER
ANY AND ALL UNPAID CHARG-
ES FOR TOWING AND STORAGE
FEES ON THE ABOVE LISTED
VEHICLE.
NO OFFERS WILL BE TAKEN
PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
SALE OF THIS VEHICLE.
ltc: January 17, 2013 604R
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Walton County Coastal Dune
Lake Advisory Board will hold
their regularly scheduled meet-
ing on Thursday, January 24,
2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the District
Five Commissioner's Meeting
Room, 70 Logan Lane in Santa
Rosa Beach, Florida.
In accordance with Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, whenever any
board or 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.
ltc: January 17, 2013 605R
-----------------------------------------
RESOLUTION- 2012-82
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Wal-
ton County, Florida, has been re-
quested by Mr. Lynn Munyon to
abandon all of a certain easement
in Walton County, Florida, as fol-
lows:
The North 15 feet of the North half
of Lot 5, Block B, Whites Gulfview
Estates. Drainage easements
shall be created as follows: The
North 7.5 feet of the North half
of lots Block B, Whites Gulfview
Estates and the South 7.5 feet of
the North half of Lot 5, Block B,
Whites Gulf'View Estates.
WHEREAS, public notice has
been published in the local news-
paper pursuant to Chapter 336 of
Florida Statutes, and
WHEREAS, the Board has
determined that said easement as
described above serves no useful
purpose and does not deny access
to any adjacent landowners,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED by the Board of
County Commissioners of Walton
County, Florida that:


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SService
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The Northern 15 Feet of the North
half of Lot 5, Block B, Whites
Gulfview Estates. Drainage ease-
ments shall be created as fol-
lows: The North 7.5 Feet of the
North half of lots Block B, Whites
Gulfview Estates and the South
7.5 feet of the North half of Lot
5, Block B, Whites Gulfview Es-
tates.
Be and the same is hereby
abandoned.
BE IT THEREFORE RE-
SOLVED that notice of adoption
of this resolution shall be pub-
lished one time, within thirty (30)
days following its adoption, in the
local newspaper. Proof of publica-


tion of the notice of the adoption of
said resolution shall be recorded
in the Official Records of Walton
County, Florida.
ADOPTED this 18th day of
December, 2012.
WALTON COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Kenneth Pridgen
Chairman
ATTEST:
Is/ Kim Wilkins
CLERK
Itc: January 17, 2013


BBB names top 10 scams of 2012


The Better Business
Bureau (BBB) inves-
tigates thousands of
scams every year. Their
scam source (www.bbb.
org/scam) is a compre-
hensive resource on
scam investigations by
BBB.
The annual "Top Ten
Scams" list is picked
from a variety of sourc-
es. BBB gathers infor-
mation on scams from
consumers, some of
whom have been vic-
tims of scams; from fed-
eral agencies; and from
other reliable informa-
tion sources.
"It's hard to say
which are the 'biggest'
scams, as far as the
number of people af-
fectel or the amount of
money stolen,, because
many go unreported
or under-reported,"
said Norman Wright,
President and CEO of
the Better Business
Bureau serving north-
west Florida. "Some
of these scams have
been around as long as
BBB 100 years and
some take advantage of
brand new technologies.
Their list is made up of
the ones that seemed
the most audacious, the
most egregious. They
hurt a lot of people, and
it seems that scams are
only getting more prev-
alent even as consumers
are getting savvier."
Here are BBB's Top
Ten Scams of 2012:
Top Overpayment/
Fake Check Scam:
Car Ads
The online ad says
something like "Get
Paid Just for Driving
Around" a promi-
nent company is offer-
ing $400+ per week for
ea .eone to drive around
ith their logo all over
their car. They send a
check to the receipiant
which they are sup-
posed to deposit in their
account and then wire
part of the payment to


the graphic designer
who will customize the
ad for your vehicle.
Whoops! A week later,
the check bounces, the
graphic designer is no-
where to be found, and
the participant is out
the money they wired.
The Internet Complaint
Center (www.ic3.gov)
says they saw this one
a lot in 2012.
Top Emergency
Scam: Grandparents
Scam
The "Grandparents
Scam" has been around
a while, but it's still
prevalent: grandchild/
niece/nephew/friend is
traveling abroad and
calls/texts/emails to
say he or she has been
mugged/arrested/hurt
and needs money right
away, (and please don't
tell mom and dad.)
Plus the FBI says that,
thanks to social media,
it's getting easier and
easier for scammers to
tell a more plausible
story because they can
use real facts from the
supposed victim's life
("Remember that great
camera I got for Christ-
mas?" '"I'm in France
to visit my old college
roommate)." Easy rule
of thumb before wir-
ing money in an emer-
gency, check with the
supposed victim or
their family members
to make sure they really
are traveling. Odds are
they are safe at home.
Top Employment
Scam: Mystery Shop-
ping
For those who love
to shop, working as
a secret shopper may
sound like an ideal
way to supplement a
person's income. But
scammers have figured
that out, too, and many
job offers are nothing
more than a variation
on the overpayment/
fake check scam:,Some-
times they even tell a
person that evaluating


the wire service com-
pany is part of the job,
which is why that per-
son needs to send back
part of the money. The
Mystery Shopping Pro-
viders Association says
it's not the practice of
their members to pre-
pay shoppers, but if you
have your heart set on
this type of job, you can
find a legitimate gig
through their website
at www.mysteryshop.
org.
Top advance fee/
prepayment scam:
nonexistent loans
Loan scams contin-
ued to fester in 2012.
It seems for every le-
gitimate lender out
there, there is a scam-
mer waiting to prey
on people in desperate
situations. Most of the
scams advertise online
and promise things like
no credit check, or easy
repayment terms. Then
the hook: the person
has to make the first
payment upfront, they
have to buy an "insur-
ance policy," or there is
some other kind of fee
that they would have
to pay first to "secure"
the loan.' This year,
BBB heard a new, ag-
gressive twist on loan
scams: consumers who
were threatened with
lawsuits and law en-
forcement action if they
didn't "pay back" loans
they said they had
never even taken out
in the first place. Some
got calls at their work-
place, even to relatives.
The embarrassment of
being thought of as a
delinquent caused some
victims to pay even
when they knew they
didn't owe the money.
Top phishing scam:
President Obama will
pay your Utility Bills
At the peak of sum-
mer with utility costs
soaring, consumers got
emails, letters and even
door-to-door solicita-


tions about a "new gov-
ernment program" to
pay the victim's utility
bills. Hey, the president
wants to get re-elected,
right? Maybe he's just
trying to win votes. Vic-
tims "registered" with
an official-looking web-
site and provided every-
thing scammers needed
for identity theft pur-
poses, including bank
account information.
Top sweepstakes/
lottery scam: Jamai-
can phone lottery
In this one, the calls
come from Jamaica
(area code 876) but the
person claims to rep-
resent BBB (or FBI, or
other trusted group).
Great news: the victim
has won a terrific prize
(typical haul: $2 million
and Mercedes Benz) but
has to pay a fee in or-
der to collect your win-
nings. There are lots
of variations on this;
sometimes it's a govern-
ment grant. Best just to
hang up and then file a
phone fraud report with
the Federal Trade Com-
mission (www.ftc.gov).
Top identity theft
scam: fake Facebook
Tweet
Two top social media
sites were exploited in
one of this year's top
scams. The victim gets
a direct message from a
friend on Twitter with
something about a vid-
eo of them on Facebook
("ROFL they was tap-
ing you" or "What RU
doing in this FB vid?"
are typical tweets). In
a panic, that person
clicks on the link to see
what the embarrass-
ing video could possi-
bly be, and get an error
message that says the
victim needs to update
Flash or other video
player. But the file isn't
a new version of Flash;
it's a virus or malware
that can steal confiden-
tial information from
the victim's computer


or smart phone. Twit-
ter recommends report-
ing such spam, reset-
ting their password and'
revoking connections
to third-party applica-
tions.
Top home im-
. provement scam:
Sandy "Storm chas-
ers"
BBB spends a lot
of time investigating
and reporting on home
improvement scams,
but this year we saw
an unusual amount of
"storm chaser" activity
following Super Storm
Sandy.
Tree removal, roof-
ing, general home re-
pairs some were legit-
imate contractors who
came from other areas
for the volume of work
available; others were
unlicensed, uninsured
and ill-prepared for the
work; while some were
even out-and-out scam
artists who took the
money and never did
the work.
In an emergency, it's
tempting to skip refer-
ence checking, but that's
never a good idea. BBB
has tens of thousands of
accredited businesses
in the home contracting
field who are committed
to upholding their mis-,
sion of trust. Next time
anyone needs home re-
pairs, they need to find
a contractor at www.
bbb.org/search.
Top sales scam:
real stars, fake goods
Sports memorabilia
and phony tickets al-
ways make the list of
top counterfeit goods.
From the Super Bowl
to the World Series,
counterfeiters manage
to have their hands in a
victim's pocket all year
long.
With the London
Olympics added to the
mix, it appears that
2012 was a good year
for sports fakes. Some
scammers were sell-


ing cheap knock-offs in
front of stadiums. Oth-
ers set up websites that
just stole your money
and never had any
goods to begin with.
Counterfeit goods are
not only a rip-off for you
because the merchan-
,dise is usually shoddy,
but they are also a rip-
off for the teams, ath-
letes, designers and art-
ists who create, license
and sell the real thing.
Buy directly from team
stores and websites, or
from legitimate retail-
ers. It may cost a little
more, but it will be the
real deal. Remember, if
a deal sounds too good
to be true, it probably
is.
Scam of the Year:
Newtown charity
scams
Within hours of the
horrific shooting at
Sandy Hook Elemen-
tary School in New-
town, Conn., social me-
dia pages dedicated to
the child victims began
cropping up and some of
them were scams ask-
ing for money. The FBI
has already arrested
one woman for posing
as the aunt of one of
the children killed, and
state and federal agen-
cies are investigating
other possible fraudu-
lent and misleading so-
licitations.
In response to these
reports, BBB Wise Giv-
ing Alliance offered tips
for donors to under-
stand how and when
to best support those
dealing with such a
tragic crisis. Although
the number of people
defrauded and the total
dollars stolen is most
likely low, the cynicism
and sheer audacity of
these scams merits our
selecting it as the "Top
Scam of 2012."
For additional in-
formation and advice a
person can trust to stay
safe from scams, start
with bbb.org.






THE DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD BREEZE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17,2013


HEAD COACH PHIL TISA addresses the gathering.




SWHS holds



football banquet


Story and photos by
JEFFREYPOWELL
A bevy of students,
family and friends gath-
ered in the Seascape
Conference Center on
Monday, Jan. 14, for
the South Walton High
School football/cheer-
leading banquet. The
event was intended to
recognize all the hard
work everyone puts into
completing a football
season.
The evening began
with a prayer by senior
Bishop Waldrop fol-
lowed by a fine dinner.
Once everyone had com-
pleted their meal the
crowd recognized tfe
cheerleading squad, the
junior varsity players
and the varsity squad.
Although the Seahawks
posted a one-and-nine
record last year, Head
Coach Phil Tisa shined
a light on his players.
"The last few years
have been tough times
for these high school
athletes," said Tisa.


"They have had to deal
with their third head
coach in as many years.
Not only did these play-
ers have to deal with
their next opponents
they had to deal with
this turnover in staff.
Our record did not indi-
cate our work ethic. We
did see improvement
and our kids showed
up everytime, that
tells a lot about them
as people. They put in
the hard work and it
showed."
As part of the cer-
emony a video of the
season's highlights
compiled by parent
Michael Whalen was
played. This brought
about much excitement
and enthusiasm in the
crowd. The evening con-
cluded with the senior
players running the
gauntlet of spectators
in their football jerseys.
"I want to thank the
administration, my
coaching staff and the
booster club," said Tisa.


"I love coming to work
everyday and this staff
makes my job a lot easi-
er. I want these players
to know that once you
are a Seahawk you are
always a Seahawk. If
you ever need : in, ftinii-
come see us. The lives of
these young men are re-
ally the only thing that
matters."


WESLEY MILLER is congratulated by the coaching staff for all his hard
work throughout the year.


Fulbright Scholarships available for


area students to study at Globe Theater


The American Insti-
tute for Foreign Study
(AIFS), a leading study
abroad organization,
is pleased to announce
that its' Shakespeare's.
Globe Education The-
ater Program has been
selected by the Ful-
bright Commission as
one of their prestigious
Summer Institutes for
the next three years.
Three Fulbright
scholarship winners
will attend AIFS'
Shakespeare's Globe
Education Theater Pro-
gram each year from
2013 to 2015. Students
that win the award will
have the majority of
their program costs cov-
ered including round-
trip airfare, tuition and
fees, accommodations,
insurance, social pro-
gram and meals.
On the Shakespeare's


Globe Education The-
ater Program, students
spend three weeks at
Shakespeare's historic
Globe Theater in Lon-
don, where they have
the unique opportunity
to study intensively
with actors, directors,
and other theater prac-
titioners. The program
runs/ from June 17
through July 5.
"We're delighted
that American students
will have the opportu-
nity to experience life
in our exciting capital
city," remarks Michael
Scott-Kline, Director of
the Fulbright Program.
"The American Insti-
tute For Foreign Study
Summer Institute at
Shakespeare's Globe
Theater will offer ev-
erything that we would
hope for in a Fulbright
exchange: a stimulating


academic component, a
rich and immersive cul-
tural experience and an
enthusiastic host."
Students apply-
ing for the Fulbright
award should submit
their application ma-
terials directly to the
Fulbright Commission.
The application dead-
line is March 11, 2013.
For more information,
application criteria or
to apply, visit www.aif-
sabroad.com/england/
londonglobe/sumnmer/
fulbright.asp..
"It is an honor for the
Fulbright Commission
to recognize AIFS and
our Shakespeare The-
ater Program," states
William L. Gertz, Presi-
dent and CEO of AIFS.
"We are proud to bring
Shakespeare to Ameri-
can students through


this once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity of studying
and performing on the
very stage in which he
worked at the historic
Globe Theater."
AIFS is one of seven
college summer pro-
grams designated by the
Fulbright Commission
as Summer Institutes.
AIFS' Shakespeare's
Globe Education The-
ater Program was also
given the Summer In-
stitute honor in 2012.
The U.S.-U.K. Ful-
bright Commission
offers special Sum-
mer Institutes for U.S.
citizens to study in the
U.K. These summer
programs provide the
opportunity for U.S. un-
dergraduates (ages 18
and over), with at least
two years of undergrad-
uate study left to com-


plete, to go to the U.K.
on a three-, four- or six-
week academic cultural
summer program.
In addition to Shake-
speare's Globe Educa-
tion Theater Program,
AIFS offers study
abroad programs in
Argentina, Australia,
Austria, Botswana,
Brazil, Chile, China,
Costa Rica, Cuba,
Czech Republic, Eng-
land, France, Germany,
Greece, India, Ireland,
Italy, New Zealand,
Peru, Russia, South Af-
rica, Spain and Turkey.
All AIFS programs are
comprehensive and in-
clude housing, meals,
transcripts, insurance
and built-in cultural ac-
tivities and excursions.
Additional scholarships
and financial aid are
also available.


To learn more about
AIFS, contact David
Mauro at (800) 727-
2437, ext. 5163 or email
info@aifs.com, or visit
www.aifsabroad.com.

As a leader in cul-
tural exchange, AIFS
sends more than 5,000
students abroad each
year. Since its founding
in 1964, AIFS has been
committed to providing
students with the saf-
est, most enjoyable and
highest quality educa-
tional programs. AIFS
celebrates a proud his-
tory of providing op-
portunities to the in-
ternational education
community. Over 1.5
million people from
nearly 1,500 colleges
and universities have
participated in AIFS
programs.


Local Tai Chi courses

offered to improve health


Tai Chi for -Arthritis
is coming to the Coastal
Library in Santa Rosa
Beach. West Florida
Area Health Educa-
tion Center is providing
these classes to adults
60 and older. Medical
studies have shown Tai
Chi improves balance,
reduces falls, and slows
down the loss of bone
density. The gentle ex-
ercise strengthens mus-
cles, improves stamina,
blood circulation, bal-
ance, and relaxation
and integrates the mind


and body.
Classes are led by a
Tai Chi for Health certi-
fied instructor. Tai Chi
for Health programs
was created by Dr.
Paul Lam of Australia,
with help from a team
of medical experts. Tai
Chi for Health courses
are safe and effective,
and participants of all
ages report that the
movements are easy to
learn. Classes will be
provided on Wednes-
days, beginning on Jan.
16, from 1-2 p.m.


SOUTH WALTON SEAHAWK seniors were recognized during the ceremony.