** Publisher Jim Fletcher 623-2120 email@example.com Community .......... A2-A3 Opinion ....................A4 Faith .........................A5 Lifestyle .....................B1 CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2018 | G1 B1Local author includes MiltonB3Injured deputy gets support Saturday, May 26, 2018 Gazette Santa RosaÂs Press DANCE ACADEMY GRADUATES | B1 @srpressgazette facebook.com/srpressgazette75 Â¢ srpressgazette.com Vol. 110 Issue 42 By Kevin Boyer 623-2120 | @Kboyersrpg firstname.lastname@example.orgPACE Â„ Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of fellowship and legacy.First Apostolic Church of Pace will celebrate its 100-year anniversary on June 7 with a four-day celebration. Rever-end Larry Webb, who became pastor of the church in 1981 will celebrate his 37th anniversary as pastor at the same time. ÂWe are very excited about this event,ÂŽ Webb said. ÂWeÂre just excited about the people that come and the lives that are being changed. God has opened up so many doors.ÂŽ The following guest speakers will speak at the church during the events: Â€Reverend Jerry Jones: 7 p.m. June 7 Â€ Reverend Mike Williams: 7 p.m. June 8 Â€ Reverend David Bernard: 2 p.m. June 10There will be a special banquet atnoon June 9 at the Santa Rosa Auditorium, 4530 Spikes Way, Milton. Webb said people can expect a unique history of the church when they come to the cele-bration as well as meaningful ministry by several ministers. Webb also indicated that there will be several members of the church from its earliest beginnings who will be sharing testimonies at the banquet on Saturday. Webb wants to see all area churches support those in need.ÂMy challenge is to the pastors to motivate their churches to become proactive churches,ÂŽ he said. ÂIf every church would get on board with helping needy fami-lies, homeless people, people that really need the gospel, I believe that we can elevate the status of Santa Rosa county, Milton, and Pace as a primer community for the entire state of Florida to model helping one another.ÂŽFirst Apostolic Church began in 1918 in a small congregation Century of faithGulf Power project manager EJ Gomes present a proposed imporvent to the meter reading system at the council meeting on May 18. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Pastor Larry Webb during the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to the church in 2010. [SPECIAL TO THE PRESS GAZETTE] By Kevin Boyer 623-2120 | @Kboyersrpg email@example.comMILTON Â„ Family and friends gathered at the Milton High auditorium to support their 2018 graduating seniors of Locklin Technical School. Principal Maria Ladouceur also made a big announce-ment for the school. This year, Locklin Tech saw 165 students graduating and earned $24,000 in scholarships and financial aid to continue their education. These students will be the last that will graduate under the schoolÂs current name.Ladouceur announced at the graduation that all incom-ing students next year will be attending Locklin Technical College, the schoolÂs new name justapproved by the state.ÂWe are very excited about this,ÂŽLadouceur said. ÂThis is the first that we have been able to announce it.ÂŽLaDouceur spoke about the joy of being able to speak at the graduation to so many graduates. ÂThis is the best part of my job,ÂŽ Principal Maria LaDou-ceur said. ÂI am so proud of all of our graduates for the hard work they have done.ÂŽ Locklin Tech students and school graduateBy Kevin Boyer 623-2120 | @Kboyersrpg firstname.lastname@example.orgMILTON Â„ The city of Milton could be going to be getting an upgrade in their meter reading systems, thanks to a newly designed system. The council will continue discussing it at the June executive meeting.Currently the city uses a system of automatic meter reading (AMR), a technology that automati-cally collects consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting and analyzing. E. J. Gomes, Gulf Power project manager made a presentation to the city council May 17 outlining the benefits of the new system, called advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), as well as provided an estimated timeline for its implemen-tation. ÂWe can have it out fairly quickly,ÂŽ Gomes said. ÂWe have a wide area that we can cover with this new system.ÂŽThe new system can go beyond what the old system could in collecting data in remote utility manage-ment according to Gomes. If approved, Gulf Power could get the system opera-tional within the next few months he said.City plan-ner Randy Jorgensen said the main benefit to enhanc-ing this program is that it will help make the system as efficient as possible.New power meters proposedGraduates of Locklin Technical SchoolÂs nursing program are shown after the ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE PHOTOS] Graduate Katherine Carroll receives a medical administrative specialist diploma during the ceremony on May 22. See LOCKLIN, A8 See CHURCH, A7
** A2 Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Santa Rosa Press GazetteBy Press Gazette contributor MILTONÂ„ With a tropical system trying to form and move into the Gulf of Mexico over the next couple of days, the latest update from the National Weather Service in Mobile indicates our area will receive heavy rains beginning Saturday morning through Tuesday.There is the potential for more than six inches in some areasÂ„ many of which are already well-saturated after the recent rains. Those living in low-lying and flood-prone areas should pay special atten-tion and make preparations now.The county's public works department has sand available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the following locations:Â€ Leisure Street in Holley by the SeaÂ€ Tiger Point Park in Gulf Breeze, 1370 Tiger Point LaneÂ€ Pace Fire-Rescue in Pace, 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd.Â€ The corner of Pine Forest Road and Carroll Road in MiltonBring your own sandbags and shovel. Bags can be purchased for less than 50 cents a piece at your local hardware store. For more information on how to make and use sandbags, visit the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (www.flash. org).While sandbags can help mitigate to an extent, buying flood insurance is your best protection against flood loss. However, flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period. For more information on current weather events, visit www.weather.gov/mob. Sign up for local weather and other disaster alerts at www. alertsantarosa.com. For information on preparing for disasters, visit www.santa-rosa.fl.gov/emergency or pick up a disaster guide at any Santa Rosa County office.Heavy rains expected [SPECIAL TO THE PRESS GAZETTE] COMMUNITYMILTON Â„ Upcoming Santa Rosa County events and activities are as follows. ANNOUNCEMENTSMILTON MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVENCES CANCELLED The Veterans Memorial PlazaÂs annual Memorial Day ceremony has been cancelled due to weather. FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURTS CLOSED The courts of the First Judicial Circuit will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. FENTANYL ADDICTION: Narconon reminds families that fentanyl overdoses are on the rise in almost every community nationwide. Fentanyl is the strongest synthetic opiate painkiller and is estimated to be 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. To learn more about fentanyl abuse and how to help your loved one, visit http://www. narconon-suncoast.org/blog/ fentanyl-what-you-need-toknow.html Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 877-841-5509.UPCOMING:SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN CLUB: 6:30 p.m. June 5, MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED Call 850-939-2409 for details. AZALEA GARDEN CLUB KIDS DAY AT THE PARK: 9 a.m. 12 p.m. June 9, Benny Russel Park 5417 W Spencer Field Road, Pace. This program is a ÂÂ“ rst of its kindÂŽ for the community of Pace presented by the volunteers of the Azalea Garden Club. Kids Day in the Park will be brought annually with a variety of topics for children to learn about their environment. Experts from the Audubon Society, UWF Entomology, Bee Keepers and others are all on board to support the planned activities for the over 100 children that are expected to attend.RECURRINGTAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY: TOPS meets Tuesdays at 4709 Keyser Lane, Pace. Weigh in 8:30-9:45 a.m. Meet 10-11 a.m. Details: 1-800-932-8677. SANTA ROSA COUNTY WRITERÂS GUILD: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Guy Thompson Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street Milton Poet Laureate Marc LivanosÂ poetry night includes open mic, free-verse workshops, poetry contests with prizes, author events and refreshments. MILTON GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY MEETING AND PROGRAM: 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month, September through May at the Milton Event Center, 5256 Alabama St. The Spring Luncheon will be in May, date to be announced. CENTRAL SANTA ROSA REPUBLICAN CLUB: 5:30 p.m. meal and 6:30 p.m. meeting Â“ rst Thursdays at Grover TÂs Restaurant, Highway 90 in Pace. Visitors are welcome. Call 377-3976 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays for more information. SANTA ROSA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m. third Thursdays at the Bay Area Vineyard Church, 5163 Dogwood Drive, Milton. Visitors are welcome. Details: Bill Blankenship, president, 232-6005, or Clarence Prater, vice president, 623-776-7018. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays at the Navarre Library, 8484 James M. Harvell Road. All materials are provided; thereÂs no charge to attend. GULF COAST CALLIGRAPHY GUILD: 9:30 a.m. second Saturdays at the Courts of Praise Church on the corner of Johnson Avenue and Davis Highway, Pensacola. A presentation and practice follow each meeting. Details: 995-7056. CONTINUING EDUCATION: Need a few credits to earn your high school diploma? Santa Rosa Adult School offers adult high school completion through earned credits. Classes are provided evenings in Milton and Navarre. Tuition is $30 per term. Call 983-5710 for details. FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION: The Western Gate chapterÂs activities are free to participate in except as noted. See more details at www. meetup.com/ftawesterngate PUBLIC MEETINGS SANTA ROSA MEETINGS: The following meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St., in Milton, unless otherwise indicated. Tropical Town Hall: 6:30 p.m. May 31, at Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton MILTON MEETINGS: The following meetings take place at Milton City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., unless otherwise indicated. Board of Directors of Sundial Utilities and in Executive Session: 5:30 p.m. June 4 in council chambers Cemetery Board Meeting: 4 p.m. June 5 in council chambers Community Redevelopment Agency: 5:30 p.m. June 12 council chambers City council regular session: 5:45 p.m. June 12 council chambers Committee of the Whole: 3 p.m. June 21 in council chambersWHATÂS HAPPENING Sand available Elba Robertson passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Elba Wilson Robertson was born to Ben and Beatrice Wilson and was raised with her brother, Holley Wilson, and sister, Gladys Fortune, in Milton, Florida. Elba fell in love with and married, Samuel J. ÂSamÂŽ Robertson, and the two spent a long and happy life together until SamÂs recent passing. ElbaÂs life was full of contributions to her community family and friends, and she was a tireless volunteer for countless worthy causes including: Â€ WSRE Foundation where she was a board member for 13 years Â€ Member Board of Governors for Pensacola State College Â€ Member of the Pensacola State College Foundation Cornerstone Society Â€ Founding member of the Anna Society, PSC Foundation Â€ Trustee of Pensacola Junior College for 8.5 years Â€ Board Member Pensacola Opera Â€ Milton Firefighters Pension Trust Fund Board Member Â€ Past-President of the Episcopal Women at Christ Church in Pensacola and active service to St MaryÂs Episcopal Church in Milton Â€ Advisory Board Member Milton Downtown Redevelopment Board Â€ Santa Rosa Medical Center Volunteer for many years Â€ In 2003, Elba won the award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and won the 2004 Spirit of Women Community Award for her work as Chairwoman for the Escambia/Santa Rosa PACE Center for Girls and served on the Statewide Board Â€ WSRE established the Elba Robertson Lifetime Advocate Award and is honored in the lobby of the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio Â€ Anna Switzer Center for Visual Arts volunteer Elba was a passionate animal lover, deeply caring for wayward and needy animals, not the least of which was her devoted Harley who in the twilight of her life stayed by her side and provided much comfort. At her heart, Elba believed in devotion to God and service to others. Her kind spirit has touched a worldwide network of friends from all walks of life who she inspired and loved and inspired to love. Her smile, her kindness, her sense of humor and her open door will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service, for Elba, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at St. MaryÂs Episcopal Church, Milton, with the Reverend Matthew Dollhausen officiating. Inquiries can be made by calling St. MaryÂs Church at 850-623-2905. Lewis Funeral Home of Milton has been entrusted with arrangements. Please leave condolences for the family at: www. lewisfuneralhomes.netELBA WILSON ROBERTSON OBITUARY By Press Gazette contributorMILTON Â„ Here are highlights involving area students:Joseph Watkins of Pace graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Elec-trical Engineering.Watkins was among nearly 3,700 students who received degrees at ceremonies May 10 and 11in Littlejohn Coliseum.CAMPUS KUDOSSanta Rosa County student recognized By Press Gazette contributorMILTON Â„ Air Force Airman Mark Duntz gradu-ated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed eight weeksÂ training in military discipline and stud-ies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Basic training graduates earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.Duntz is the son of Eric Duntz of Gulf Breeze.He is a 2014 graduate of Gulf Breeze High School.Gulf Breeze alum complete basic military training[FILE PHOTO] Air Force Airman Mark Duntz
** Santa Rosa Press Gazette | Saturday, May 26, 2018 A3 By Press Gazette staffMILTON Â„ HereÂs a look at upcoming events in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas.ANNOUNCEMENTSSanta Rosa Neighborhood Softball League SANTA ROSA COUNTY Â„ Tim Sousa is organizing a neighborhood softball league. Sousa and organizers are looking for coaches and players to represent their neighborhoods and communitie sduring the spring and early summer months. The league would consist of neighborhood teams who will compete against one anothe rin a friendly team environment. Email email@example.com for more information.UPCOMINGBagdad Museum Author Luncheon MILTON Â„ The next lecture at the Bagdad Museum at 11 a.m. May 26 will be from University of West Florida archive director Jacki Wilson speaking on J. Earle BowdenÂs last book. Cost of the luncheon is $10. The Bagdad Museum is located at 4512 Church St. Japanese ChildrenÂs Day Celebration GULF BREEZE Â„ ChildrenÂs Day Celebration will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26 at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. This is free community event. This event provides children a variety of Japanese cultural activities including a yo-yo catching game, origami, face paint, a calligraphy contest, mochi (sticky rice) sampling, Okinawa taiko and Karate performance, etc. There will be food vendors offering various Japanese dishes. Doing business with the federal government PENSACOLA Â„ The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the University of West Florida offers a workshop entitled ÂGovernment Contracting 101ÂŽ 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at the Santa Rosa Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St, Suite 4, Milton, 32570. This workshop will provide you with the basics on what you need to know to prepare for entering the federal government market. You will learn the procurement process, how to register and the basics on how to sell to federal government agencies. This class is aimed at business owners who are beginning to think about doing business with the federal government. The cost is $20 in cash or check at the door. Preregistration is recommended. To register, visit www.sbdc.uwf.edu ÂTraining OpportunitiesÂŽ or call 474-2528. Kids Day in the Park PACE Â„ The Azalea Garden Club of Pace from 9 a.m. to noon June 9 will provide Kids Day in the Park at Benny Russell Park, 5417 West Spencer Field Road. Children ages 4 to 10 are free with accompanying adult. Volunteers will present an educational program at four stations on either birds, bees, bugs or butterflies. Children will take about 10 minutes a station to hear about each subject and, do a hands on craft or project. The child will be able to take home the projects they make. Our wonderful members, Santa Rosa Bee Keepers Association and Francis M Weston Audubon Society will be on hand for expertise on the subjects. This venue is under a covered pavilion. Call Jean at 380-2256 or Sandra at 623-6321 for more information. AARP Smart DriverÂs Class MILTON Â„ Seniors 55 and older who attend an AARP Smart Driver class can receive a discount on their auto insurance. Class will be conducted 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.June 18at Santa Rose Medical Center, 6002 Berryhill Rd in Milton.Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Call to register at 293-4902. Annual Padgett Reunion The annual reunion of the decendents of Elijah Padgett will be held at Leonia Baptist Church in Holmes County on June 16 at 10 a.m. Extensive research has been conducted to identify descendants of all 16 of ElijahÂs children and printouts of information will be available at the reunion. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Please bring food of your choice.BRIEFS By Press Gazette contributorTALLAHASSEE Â„ To help combat the invasive Southern Pine Beetle, which is currently present in 52 infestation sites throughout six Florida counties, the Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Pre-vention Program from non-industrial, private forest landowners through June 29, 2018. The program is limited to 44 northern Florida counties, the known range of the southern pine beetle. The southern pine beetle is one of the most economi-cally devastating forest pests of the southeast, with periodic outbreaks leading to deaths of millions of pine trees. In 2017, 260 SPB infestations were reported in Florida, killing trees on 1,768 acres. This pales in comparison to the last major outbreaks between 1999 and 2002, which caused an estimated $59 million in timber losses. Since it was first offered in 2005, the program has been implemented on more than 183,000 acres and helped thousands of landowners.ÂThese small infestations average less than an acre now, but they have the ability to expand rap-idly this time of year,ÂŽ said Jim Karels, State Forester and Director of the Florida Forest Service. ÂItÂs imperative that we remain vigilant to keep this invasive pest at bay.ÂŽThe Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program, supported through a grant by the United States Forest Service, provides incentive payments for landowners who conduct a first pulpwood thinning and offers partial cost reimbursement for activities, such as prescribed burning, mechanical underbrush treatments, and the plant-ing of longleaf or slash pine rather than the loblolly pine, the beetleÂs preferred species. Qualified land-owners can apply for up to two different practices per year, and funding requests may not exceed $10,000. All qualifying applications received during the submission period will be evaluated and ranked for approval.To obtain an application or to learn more about the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program, visit FreshFromFlorida.com/ SouthernPineBeetle/ Prevention.Florida Forest Service accepting applications to help landowners combat devastating Southern Pine BeetleTop view of southern pine beetles, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann, with male on the left and female on the right. [PHOTOS BY DAVID ALMQUIST | UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA] Side view of southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann. ÂThese small infestations average less than an acre now, but they have the ability to expand rapidly this time of year. ItÂs imperative that we remain vigilant to keep this invasive pest at bay.ÂŽJim Karels
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Join the discussion at our Facebook page, Santa Rosa Press Gazette, or tweet us @srpressgazette. On Saturday morning, heard all across the country, Âthe royal wedding is on TV, the royal wedding is on,ÂŽ screamed sons who could never quite throw a spiral. As a royal wedding correspondent, I had to watch the royal wedding. And, my youngest daughter has her wedding in November, so we all watched, which I hated. The Royals spent $40 million on their wedding and now I am the jerk who has to bring her Adairsville, Ga., wedding in at .0025 percent of that. Thanks a lot Meghan Markle from the B-level TV show Suits. A few observations about the royal wedding. The father of the bride was a no-show. I can only speculate that he saw the $40 million tab and escaped to Mexico. The wedding had the expected Âpomp and circumstance.ÂŽ They did well on the pomp, but I got a sense they just phoned in the circumstance. In what the media reminds us is the most racist society of all time, the wedding was of an African-American woman who was once married, converted to Judaism, and had a black preacher and choir. This will mark the first time a BlackAmerican becomes royalty, if you do not count Queen Latifah, Prince or Duke Ellington. The wedding was very PC. A Coptic Christian dude spoke too. They touched all the bases, except in a country that has let in a regrettable number of immigrants, no Muslim cleric spoke. I guess the risk of him marrying them by slipping up in the vows and saying ÂUntil death to America, do thou part.ÂŽ All Meghan Markle had to do to marry Prince Harry is renounce her past religions and be baptized into King Henry VIIIÂs Church of England Â„ a religious order that has overseen the execution of many royal wives over that past few hundred years. The risk really pales by comparison of what she had to in Hollywood for a role in a Harvey Weinstein movie. The only video feed was from the BBC. And be careful Googling BBC videos. But the British Broadcasting Company fed the narrative to the 5,000 reporters there. As a shock to few, Fox News sent Shep Smith to cover the wedding. He pointed out that it was a surprise that Prince Harry kept his beard. Shep is also a man who has kept a beard for many years, so his insight was valuable. The newlyweds said no gifts, which was annoying to me because I had already gotten them one of those nice crock pots with a retractable cord and three settings. The couple instead wanted donations to The Invictus Games, a charity for injured war vets. If there is one thing, other than this wedding, that draws Great Briton and the USA together, are expensive, intractable and unwinnable wars of occupation in some of the worst hell-holes in the world. We will always have that. I guess we Americans are fascinated with royal weddings. Hollywood stars were there. The only thing I could compare it to in America would be the Westminster Dog Show, but with more tail sniffing. We do not have public spectacles like that here, unless you count the Congressional grilling of FacebookÂs Mark Zuckerberg and baseballs steroid user Jose Canseco. No politicians were invited. Which is always refreshing. Trump was predictably mad and vowed not to invite any of the royals to his next three weddings. Yet events like this bring the world together with more than three billion people said to have watched. Even troubled socialist and communist countries like Venezuela and North Korea celebrated by ordering one of their two remaining bushels of rice be thrown for the blessed occasion. The wedding broke tradition and was held on a Saturday. Because it was a short engagement, Windsor Castle, it turns out, was already booked for a bat mitzvah that Sunday. So, in watching the biggest gathering of hats the world has seen in a decade, I walked away entertained and amused. I read a study that shows countries run by monarchies are more stable, wealthy and happier than others. And they clearly throw better weddings. And I will admit, I would have loved to have been at the wedding and the series of afterparties that night. In many ways, they are just like us. Just imagine what it be like to see the Queen get a little toasted and dance to Uptown Funk and then do the electric slide with Camilla? Precious moments. Ron Hart is a libertarian op-ed humorist and awardwinning author. Contact him at Ron@RonaldHart.com or @RonaldHart on Twitter. WhatÂs your view? Write a letter to the editor.Royal wedding observations Ron Hart Dear editor, Meditating on the true meaning of Memorial Day, not on planned activities, I was delighted with your mini-page educating us about ÂAmerican Black Patriots.ÂŽ They fought in the Revolutionary War. Two of them were from New England, my birthplace. The bios of Salem Poor, Crispus Attucks, James Armistead, and the Black Regiment blessed me. Armistead went back to being a slave. He had been instrumental in helping Washington and Lafayette defeat the British at Yorktown in 1781. Lafayette found out about Armistead. His letter to VirginiaÂs General Assembly resulted in ArmisteadÂs emancipation, Hallelujah! Eightyeight slaves enlisted in Rhode IslandÂs Black Regiment because not enough men would sign up. God bless Rotary Clubs, supporters of mini-page. Lest we forget, thank God for black men and women serving today, especially those in harmÂs way! Many deserving achieved high ranks in all services. While administrative sssistant to a U.S. Army general in Greece, I encountered some black Americans as well as in Turkey earlier. Dr. Holley (Air Force) and I met in Greece. Brought to Milton, IÂve learned to love it. In 1959 I couldnÂt find it on a map. It wasnÂt there. We have an amazing VeteranÂs Memorial Plaza downtown! May we never forget the sacrifice of some, the service for all. Lee Greenwood recently closed his concert with a tribute to the military and veterans. While they all stood, many of us with tear-filled eyes, sang ÂIÂm proud to be an American.ÂŽ What an experience! I found out he is involved in building houses for military personnel. God bless us all as only He can. Maranatha!CHRYS HOLLEY MiltonWhat's your view? Write a letter to the editor.LETTER TO THE EDITOR By Thomas Boni Crestview News BulletinHere are comments from our Speak Out hotline. RIDING DANGERS This is Mary King. I want once again to talk about the bicycle riders on the Blackwater Trial that do not stop at the stop signs. ItÂs a dangerous situation because big trucks, log trucks, dump trucks all vehicles are going along there and somebodyÂs going to get killed. Also on the Munson Highway, thereÂs no bicycle path and the bicycles ride on the highway. It is not a street. It is a 55 mph highway and if you come up on them and youÂre meeting somebody itÂs almost impossible to miss somebody. YouÂre going to hit somebody and so you need to have a bicycle path or they need to ride on the trail before somebody gets killed.MARY KING MiltonSOURCE OF SHOOTINGS The reason weÂre having so many school shootings is we have taken God out of the schools. Thank you.PAULINE GRIMES Milton We welcome Santa Rosa County residentsÂ comments on local issues. Call 623-5887 to ÂSpeak OutÂŽand your comment could appear in the print edition and on srpgressgazette.com. Say whatÂs on your mind, but please be civil.SPEAK OUT I guess we Americans are fascinated with royal weddings. Hollywood stars were there. The only thing I could compare it to in America would be the Westminster Dog Show, but with more tail sni ng. We do not have public spectacles like that here, unless you count the Congressional grilling of FacebookÂs Mark Zuckerberg and baseballs steroid user Jose Canseco.
** Santa Rosa Press Gazette | Saturday, May 26, 2018 A5 FAITHAnglican Trinity by the Fields, 4980 W. Spencer Field Road, Pace Apostolic First Apostolic Church, 5574 Highway 90, Milton Pace Apostolic Church, 4763 Old Guernsey Road, Pace Assembly of God Bagdad First Assembly of God, 4513 Forsyth St., Bagdad East Milton Assembly of God, 5174 Ward Basin Road, Milton Faith Chapel Assembly of God, 8080 S. Airport Road, Milton First Assembly of God, 6163 Dogwood Drive, Milton The Harbor at Holley Assembly of God Church, 4006 State Road 87, Navarre Harold Assembly of God, 10495 Goodrange Drive, Milton Jay First Assembly of God, 14047 Alabama St., Jay McLellan Assembly of God, 6050 Three Notch Trail, Milton New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God, East Hig hway 90, Pace New Hope Assembly of God, 9550 Chumuckla Hig hway, Jay Pace Assembly of God, 3948 Highway 90, Pace Springhill Assembly of God, 9190 Munson Hig hway, Milton True Worship Assembly of God, 13297 Hig hway 87 N., Jay Welcome Assembly of God, 8581 Welcome Church Road, Milton WhitÂ“ eld Assembly of God, 12391 Hig hway 87 N., Milton Baptist Celebration Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4047, Milton Eastside Baptist Church, 6731 Dixon St., Milton Faith Baptist Church, 6423 Hamilton Bridge Road, Milton Iglesia Bautista Libertad, 5536 Highway 90, Milton Liberty Baptist, 6763 Margaret St., Milton Lighthouse Baptist Church, 13050 Hig hway 89, Jay Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 5103 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Milton Oak G rove Baptist Church, 917 Lakewood Road, Milton Baptist Â„ ABA Berryhill Road Baptist, 3095 Berryhill Road, Milton Bethel Baptist Church, 6178 Old Bagdad Hig hway, Milton Fellowship Baptist Church, 5223 Highway 90, Pace First Baptist Church of East Milton, 8167 S. Airport Road, Milton First Missionary Baptist Church of Pace, 3925 Pace Road, Pace Galilee Missionary Baptist, Highway 90, Milton Baptist Â„ Independent Bible Baptist Church, 4001 Vern St., Pace Bible Way Baptist Church, 5976 Dogwood Drive, Milton Brownsdale Baptist Church, Chumuckla Hig hway, Jay Fil-Am Baptist Church, 5240 Dogwood Drive, Milton Joy Bible Baptist Church, 8613 Highway 90, Milton Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 4636 Highway 90, Pace Pine G rove Baptist Church, 7280 Pine G rove R oad, Jay Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist, 5550 EconÂ“ na St., Milton Solid Rock Baptist Church, 6760 Eastgate Road, Milton Trinity Baptist Church, 5301 Highway 90, Pace Victory Baptist Church, 4000 Avalon Blvd., Milton West Florida Baptist Church, 5621 Hig hway 90, Milton Baptist Â„ Missionary Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, 175 Limit St., Milton New Macedonia Baptist Church, 4751 Chumuckla Hig hway, P ace New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 4175 Popcorn Road, Milton Pleasant G rove Missionary Baptist Church, 11130 Highway 87 N., Milton St. John Divine Missionary Church, 5363 Saint Johns St., Milton Baptist Â„ Primitive Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, 5339 Zero Lane, Milton Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist, 6930 ChafÂ“ n St., Milton Baptist Â„ Southern Avalon Baptist Church, 4316 Avalon Blvd., Milton Berrydale Baptist Church, 6703 Highway 4, Jay Billory First Baptist of HolleyNavarre, Highway 87 S., Navarre Blackwater Baptist Church, 11689 Munson Hig hway, Milton Calvary Baptist Church, 5405 Calvary Church Road, Milton Cora Baptist Church, 12953 Chumuckla Hig hway, Jay East Side Baptist Church, 4884 Ward Basin Road, Milton Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 ChafÂ“ n St., Milton First Baptist Church of Bagdad, 4529 Forsyth St., Bagdad First Baptist Church of Milton, 6797 Caroline St., Milton First Baptist Church of Pace, 3949 Pace Road, Pace First Baptist of Garcon Point, 17820 Garcon Point Road, Milton Floridatown Baptist Church, 3851 Diamond St., Pace Friendship Baptist Church, 5300 Berryhill Road, Milton Harmony Ridge Baptist Church, 5536 Hig hway 90, Pace Harold First Baptist Church, 10585 Goodrange Drive, Milton Hickory Hammock Baptist Church, 8531 Hickory Hammock Road, Milton Immanuel Baptist Church, 4187 Highway 90, Pace James Street Baptist Church, 6658 James St., Milton Jay First Baptist Church, 214 S. Alabama St., Jay Living Truth Church, 8897 Byrom Campbell Road, Pace, FL 32571 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4812, Milton New Bethel Baptist Church, 10995 Chumuckla Hig hway, Jay New Life Baptist Church, 6380 Bayberry St., Milton Olivet Baptist Church, 5240 Dogwood Drive, Milton Pine Level Baptist Church, 3300 Pine Level Church Road, Jay Pine Terrace Baptist Church, 6212 Pine Blossom Road, Milton Pleasant Home Baptist Church, 8500 Pleasant Home, Munson Santa Rosa Baptist Association, 6820 Hig hway 87 N., Milton Spring Hill Baptist Church, 9214 Munson Hig hway, Milton Wallace Baptist Church, 6601 Chumuckla Hig hway, P ace Woodbine Baptist Church, 4912 Woodbine Road, Pace Catholic St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 6451 Park Ave., Milton Charismatic New Hope Community Church of Milton, 5283 Goshawk Drive, Milton Shepherd House Ministries, 5739 N. Stewart St., Milton Church of Christ Bagdad Church of Christ, 4413 Garcon Point Road, Bagdad Berryhill Church of Christ, 3679 Berryhill Road, Pace Church of Christ, 4034 Hig hway 4, Jay Margaret Street Church-Christ, 6745 Margaret St., Milton McLellan Church of Christ, 6285 Three Notch Trail, Milton Pace Church of Christ, 4075 Berryhill Road, Pace Pea Ridge Church of Christ, 4400 Bell Lane, Pea Ridge Susan Street Church of Christ, 600 Susan St., Milton West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 Hig hway 90, Pace Church of God Church of God of Prophecy Bible Place, 600 Glover Lane, Milton Covenant Church of God, 4645 School Lane, Pace Ferris Hill Church of God in Christ, 5583 Alabama St., Milton Church of God in Christ Christ Church of Pace, 5536 Highway 90, Pace Church of God at Milton, 4645 School Lane, Pace Church of God in Christ, 5887 Stewart St., Milton World Church of God, 5177 Stewart St., Milton Community of Christ Community of Christ Milton, 6656 Raymond Hobbs St., Milton Episcopal St. MaryÂs Episcopal Church, 6850 Oak St., Milton Full Gospel Living Faith Church, 7400 Reformation Drive, Milton Milton Victory Ministry, 7235 Highway 90, Milton True Faith Tabernacle, 5166 Old Oak Road, Milton True Grace Fellowship Church, 5178 Willard Norris Road, Milton Holiness Cobbtown Holiness Church, 4700 Greenwood Road, Jay Hollandtown Holinesses Church, 1851 Pineview Church Road, Jay Independent Chumuckla Community Church, 8008 Chumuckla Hig hway, P ace Grace Bible Church, 6331 Chestnut St., Milton Relevant Life Church, 4560 Pace Patriot Blvd., Pace Walls of Salvation Church, 6697 Old Hig hway 90, Milton Word Alive Christian Church, 707 Stewart St., Milton Word Alive Church, 4200 Ebenezer Church Road, Jay Interdenominational Blessed Assurance Ministries, P.O. Box 58, Milton Christ-Centered Ministries, 8688 A.D. McCall Road, Milton In His Presence Ministries, 218 Stowers Lane, Milton JehovahÂs Witness JehovahÂs Witness, 5696 Berryhill Road, Milton LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 5737 Berryhill Road, Milton Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 4065 Hig hway 4, Jay Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 1753 Sea Lark Lane, Navarre Lutheran Eternal Trinity Lutheran Church, 6076 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton. Sunday Communion Service at 9:15 a.m. Methodist Bagdad United Methodist Church, 4540 Forsyth St., Bagdad Christ United Methodist Church, 5983 Dogwood Drive, Milton Chumuckla Community Church, 8008 Chumuckla Hig hway, P ace First United Methodist Church, 6830 Berryhill St., Milton Jay United Methodist Church, 14093 Alabama St., Jay Mae Edwards UMC, 5052 Mulat Road, Milton Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 15030 Highway 89, Jay Pace First United Methodist, 4540 Chumuckla Hig hway, P ace Pineview United Methodist Church, 1400 Pineview Church Road, Jay The Way, 4701 School Lane, Pace Wesley Memorial UMC, 4701 School Lane, Pace Woodbine United Methodist Church, 5200 Woodbine Road, Pace Methodist Â„ African Greater Bethlehem AME Church, 5299 Richburg St., Milton Isaiah Chapel AME Zion Church, 5038 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Milton Nazarene New Faith Church of Nazarene, 5162 Avenida Del Fuego, Pace Nondenominational Christian Life Church, 4401 Avalon Blvd., Milton Church of the Living God, 3375 Garcon Point Road, Milton Community Chapel, 4300 Pace Lane, Pace Deliverance Tabernacle, 5470 Dogwood Drive, Milton Destiny Bible Church, 4867 W. SpencerÂ“ eld Road, Pace Freedom Fellowship Church of Milton, 723 Munson Highway, Milton Full Gospel Community Church, 6199 Gainey Ford Road, Jay Grace Believers Bible Study Church, Holiday Inn Express, Conference Room, 8510 Keshav Taylor Drive, East Milton Harvest Community Church of Jay, 2828 Harvest Road, Jay Heritage Chapel, P.O. Box 248, Milton Hope Corral Cowboy Church, Fidelis Community Center, 13774 State Road 87 N., Jay Indian Ford Victory Fellowship, 8999 Indian Ford Road, Milton Kings Way Christian Center, 3102 Deep Water Cv., Milton Living GodÂs Standard Communication, 6731 Old Hig hway 90, Milton Living Word Worship Center, 5573 Stewart St., Milton Milton Worship Center, 11164 Horizon Road, Milton New Harvest Fellowship, 4289 Berryhill Road, Milton New Life Baptist Church, 6380 Bayberry St., Milton New Testament Church, 5277 Glover Lane, Milton Northshore Community Church, P.O. Box 4476, Milton Our FatherÂs House Inc., 5362 Taf Lane, Milton Pace Community Church, 4310 N. Spencer Field Road, Pace Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920 Panferio Drive, Pensacola Beach Providence Chapel, 3721 Highway 90, Milton Shepherd's House Ministries, Inc., Outreach Deliverance Ministry Church, 5739 Stewart St., Milton Pentecostal Ebenezer Church Inc., 4200 Ebenezer Church Road, Jay First Pentecostal Church of Bagdad, 4636 Forsyth St., Bagdad Gospel Lighthouse Church, 10001 Chumuckla Hig hway, Pace United Pentecostal Church of Berrydale, 7580 Highway 4, Jay WhitÂ“ eld Pentecostal Fellowship Church, 11236 Hig hway 87 N., Milton Pentecostal Â„ Holiness Chumuckla Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2841 Hig hway 182, Jay Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5532 Osceola St., Milton New Vision Worship Center, 5573 Stewart St., Milton Roeville Holiness Church, 6648 Munson Hig hway, Milton Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church, 5206 Elmira St., Milton Pace Presbyterian Church, 4587 Woodbine Road, Pace Westminster Presbyterian, 6659 Park Ave., Milton Seventh-Day Adventist Milton Seventh-day Adventist, 5288 Berryhill Drive, Milton Vineyard Bay Area Vineyard Church, 5163 Dogwood Drive, Milton CHURCH DIRECTORYBy Press Gazette staffMILTON Â„ Here is a list of scheduled faith-based services and events.UPCOMING FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF PACE : Saturday, May 26: 11 a.m. MeganÂs Love (Picnic with the Homeless). Prepare a brown bag lunch to deliver to the homeless in Pensacola. Meet in the church kitchen. Sunday, May 27: 9 a.m. Sunday school; 9:45 a.m. coffee and donuts, gym; 10:10 a.m. worship service with graduate recognition in sanctuary. Monday, May 28: church ofÂ“ ce closed for Memorial Day. Pace UMC is a congregate meal site for COA Â… Seniors, Monday through Friday in our gym CCC classroom Contact 994-5608 or church@ pacefumc.org to learn about more FUMC events. FUMC of Pace is located at 4540 Chumuckla Highway. BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH BPBC MenÂs Department is auctioning a Phillips 55-inch Smart TV with VUDU, YouTube, NetÂ” ix and Hot List capability. Tickets are $10 each available for purchase from any male member of Bethlehem, which is located at 5339 Zero Lane, Milton. The drawing will be during MenÂs Day, 3 p.m. May 27. You do not have to be present to win. Call 208-5635 for more information.RECURRING FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF MILTON: Worship services are 9 a.m. Sundays, followed by a coffee social at 10 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. at 5203 Elmira St., Milton. FPC MiltonÂs Open Hearts Ministry, a Bible study group for adults with special needs, meets 6 p.m. Wednesdays. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MILTON: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. regular Sunday worship services DESTINY BIBLE CHURCH: Worship service is 10 a.m. Sundays. WednesdayÂs ReÂ” ect, Share, Study is 7 p.m. at 4867 W. Spencer Field Road, Pace. PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: Events include 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service, 6 p.m. menÂs and womenÂs studies and 7 p.m. worship service. Wednesday night Building TomorrowÂs Church meetings are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 11130 Highway 87 N., Milton. MILTON FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD: Worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 6163 Dogwood Drive, Milton. Details: 623-2854. BAGDAD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 8:30 a.m. contemporary worship service, 10 a.m. traditional worship service at 4540 Forsyth St., Bagdad. SHEPHERDÂS HOUSE MINISTRIES INC. OUTREACH DELIVERANCE MINISTRY CHURCH: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; and Wednesday night Bible study, 7 p.m. at 5739 Stewart St., Milton. Bishop Cecil Downing is the founder and senior pastor. Details: 530-4011. THE WAY, A UNITED METHODIST CONGREGATION: 10 a.m. Sunday worship; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday dinner and Bible study at 4701 School Lane, Pace.CALENDAR[PIXABAY.COM]
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** Santa Rosa Press Gazette | Saturday, May 26, 2018 A7The First Apostolic Church as seen from the road of Hwy. 90. [SECIAL TO THE PRESS GAZETTE] A cross on the stained-glass window in the sanctuary of the church. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] called Holiness Tabernacle. In 1947, the church name was changed to First Pen-tecostal Church. In 1958 the church changed its name to its current name, and in 1977 the church moved to its current loca-tion on Highway 90. In 2010 it saw a major renovation to the design that we see today, seating 700 members. First Apostolic Church includes weekly prison ministry, child daycare, childrenÂs programs for all ages, community outreach for underprivileged families, and adopt-a-block families. First Apostolic Church is located at 5574 US-90 inPace. CHURCHFrom Page A1The worship setting in the main sanctuary of the church is designed for celebration. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] The baptismal font at the church can be found in the foyer as you enter the church. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] The church created this poster to support the armed forces during the month of May. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] The original sanctuary, now used for youth services, attaches to the main building and serves as a reminder of the churchÂs heritage, according to Webb. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] A view of the steeple of First Apostolic Church from the entrance to the foyer. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] A view of the new sanctuary that was designed in 2010 and dedicated in 2012. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE]
** A8 Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Santa Rosa Press GazetteGiving the keynote address was executive director of Escambia Destination Marketing Organization, Rusty Branch. ÂIÂm not here to give advice,ÂŽ Branch said. ÂIÂm here to encourage.ÂŽ Branch said graduates should continue to enhance their skills and trades and become successful in their chosen professions. The graduates earned cer-tificates in the following categories: Â€Air conditioning, refriger-ation and heating technology Â€ Automotive services Â€Computer systems and information technology Â€Cyber security Â€ Culinary arts and com-mercial foods Â€Electricity Â€Legal administrative specialist Â€Medical administrative specialist Â€Message therapy Â€Pharmacy technician Â€Pre-Nursing Â€Welding Â€ Practical nursing Locklin Tech is accredited by the Council On Occupational Education. More information on the school's name change will be presented as it becomes available. LOCKLINFrom Page A1Locklin graduate Steven Gunton receives his diploma during the ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Locklin graduate Hunter Hutcheson recieves his diploma in culinary arts during the ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Locklin graduate Tavlor James recieves his diploma in automotive services during the ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Locklin Technical School Principal Maria LaDouceur speaks during the graduation ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Locklin graduate Charliene Martin recieves her diploma during the ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Locklin graduate Jake McKinley receives his diploma during the ceremony on May 22. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] Locklin graduate Ryane Webb and relative Ryan Webb celebrate her graduation with her certiÂ“ cate in practical nursing. [KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE]
** Santa Rosa Press Gazette | Saturday, May 26, 2018 B1LIFESTYLE By Kevin Boyer 623-2120 | kboyer@ srpressgazette.comMILTONÂ„ Milton author, Vincent J. Sachar, has released ÂID: The Man with Two lives,ÂŽ a suspense novella that incudes a body swap and references Milton.ÂŽThe concept of a body swap was a unique challenge,ÂŽ Sachar said. ÂI thoroughly enjoyed writing this novella.ÂŽ In the book, a Minnesota man, Jeff Norman, has a car accident. He wakes up in a Florida hospital but everyone, including a wife and two children, see him as Avery Douglas.When setting the end of his novella, Sachar chose Milton as the location.Sachar said that he picked Milton because after moving here a year ago, he and his wife fell in love with the city. A native from New York, Sachar is a retired attorney with a passion for writing fiction. ÂIt was always inside of me,ÂŽ he said. SacharÂs work has included being the managing director in the legal division at a global consulting company.He wrote his first two novels while he was still working full time.His first novella, ÂThe Nowhere Man,ÂŽ sold worldwide. ÂHe always wanted to do creative writing, but he never had the time to do it,ÂŽhis wife, Gwen Sachar said. ÂBut when he started thinking about retirement I said, ÂYou know; letÂs do it.ÂÂŽ Sachar now writes full time. He and his wife Gwen work as a team in writing and publishing his works through their own publishing company, Divont Publishing ÂIts not a hobby,ÂŽ he says. ÂI want to grow it. ItÂs a passion.ÂŽIn addition to writing, Sachar guest lectures across the country in colleges and high schools. SacharÂs advice to young people is to live out their dreams.Sachar has nine books currently published in the United States and Europe.Visit www.vincentsachar.com for more information.AuthorÂs new book ends in Milton LEFT: Milton author Vincet Sachar reads passages from his novella, ÂID: The Man with Two Lives.ÂŽ RIGHT: Author Vincet Sachar a nd his wife, Gwen, work as a team in writing and publishing his books. [PHOTOS BY KEVIN BOYER | PRESS GAZETTE] By Press Gazette contributorMILTON Â„ Laurie McCrory with the Dance Academy of Santa Rosa announces the accolades of four Academy dancers graduating high school this year. Alyvia Waite Â€ Senior Class President of Milton High School Â€ Represents Distinguished Young Women of South East Santa Rosa County Â€ Student Body Historian MHS Â€ Senior Elite Company member and Award winning soloist at Dance Academy of Santa Rosa Â€ Top 25 of senior class at MHS Â€ Honor graduate Â€ Voted ÂMost Outstanding Senior GirlÂŽ by teachers at MHS Â€ Senior Superlative Awarded $12,000 scholarship at University of West Florida Â€ Gold Seal Bright Future scholarship Â€ Over 200 community service hours Â€ Secretary Chair on the youth city counciland twoyearmember for Milton Â€ National Flight Academy Attendant on scholarship Â€ National Honors Society Historian of two years Â€ Mu Alpha Theta member Â€ Student Government Member of four years Â€ Amy Madden scholarship recipient Marcella Plog Â€ MHS Student Body President Â€ Senior Elite Company member and awardwinning soloist at Dance Academy of Santa Rosa Â€ Student Government Member of four years Â€ Graduating top 20 of class Â€ Class of 2018 secretary Â€ National Honors Society secretary Â€ Member of Mu Alpha Theta Â€ Volunteer at Baptist Hospital Â€ Invitational Dancer at the 2017 and 2018 Rockettes NYC Summer Intensive Â€ Member of Student Advisory Council Â€ Class of 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Florida Â€ Winner of Fitness Category for Distinguished Young Women Â€ Assistant Teacher at Dance Academy of Santa Rosa Â€ 2019 Cover Model for the nationalElite Dance Cup Â€ Accepted into Florida State Universitywith over $15,000 in scholarships including medallion-level Bright Futures Scholarship Â€ Offered $16,000 scholarship to UWF Â€ Amy Madden scholarship recipient for$275 Â€ Dancer Palooza scholarship from Fusion Dance and convention scholarship from Elite Dance Cup Â€ Prom and Homecoming Queen Nominee Nicole Courey Â€ 2018 MHS Valedictorian graduating first in her class Â€ Senior Elite Company member and Award winning soloist at Dance Academy of Santa Rosa Â€ Bright Futures scholarship recipient Â€ Accepted and going to University of Florida Â€ A member of beta, Mu Alpha Theta, a math club Â€ Vice President of science honor society Â€ Former captain of the lady panthers dance team Â€ Certified in Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Premiere Pro Â€ A member of the calculus math team Â€ Dual enrollment student atPensacola State College Â€ Gator Club Scholarship recipient Savannah Priddy Â€ Pace High School 2018 graduate Â€ Business Manager and Editor for Pace High School Yearbook for two years Â€ Certified in Adobe programs Â€ Going to school at PSC for pediatric nursing Â€ Held Part Time job while going through high school and dancing as well McCrory is proud of her dancers. Â...TheyÂve excelled in their academics and community involvement all while dancingfive days a week (and sometimes on weekends),ÂŽ she wrote to the Press Gazette. ÂThey are teenage superheroes for sure.ÂŽ The Dance Academy of Santa Rosa is located at6564 Caroline St. in Milton.Dance academy highlights graduatesDance Academy student and Milton High senior Alyvia Waite [PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE PRESS GAZETTE] Dance Academy student and Milton High senior Marcella Plog Dance Academy student and Milton High senior Nicole Courey. Dance Academy student and Pace High senior Savannah Priddy.
** B2 Saturday, May 26, 2018 | Santa Rosa Press GazetteBy Kevin Boyer | 623-2120 | @Kboyersrpg | firstname.lastname@example.orgEditorÂs Note: Each week, Santa Rosa County Animal Services and the Press Gazette share photos and descriptions of several animals in need of immediate adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of them, call Santa Rosa County Animal Services at 983-4680 or visit 4451 Pine Forest Road, Milton.12 adoptable pets in Santa Rosa CountyJessie (#A100101) is a 9-month-old black and white neutered male Austrailian Cattle dog who weighs 31 pounds. He came to the shelter as a stray on March 17. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Howie (ID# A100166) is a 6-month-old neutered male black Chihuahua mix who weighs 12 pounds. He came to the shelter as a stray on March 22. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Tipper (ID# A100631) is a 4-year-old male tan Chihuahua. He came to the shelter as a stray on May 1. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Humphrey (ID# A100772) is a 5-year-old male tan Chihuahua. He came to the shelter as a stray on May 9. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Marshall (ID# A100673) is a 2-year-old male Black Lab mix. He came to shelter as a stray on May 4. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Maverick (ID# A100734) is a 2-year-old male white and black Austrailian Cattle dog. He came to the shelter as a stray on May 8. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Izzy (ID# A099719) is a 7-year-old gray and white declawed neutered male cat. He came to shelter as an owner surrender on February 13. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Shellie (ID# A099695) is a 1-year-old spayed female Calico cat. She came to shelter as a stray on February 12. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Melania (ID# A099820) is a spayed female white and gray Siamese mix. She came to the shelter as a stray on February 21. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Annie (ID# A100077) is a 2-year-old Black and white female Labrador retriever who weighs 54 pounds. She came to the shelter as a stray on March 15. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Josie (ID# A100371) is a 1-year-old black female cat. She came to the shelter as a stray on April 5. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Midnight (ID# A100472) is a black 3-year-old neutered male cat. He came to the shelter as a stray on April 14. [DIANA BUNCH | PET PAWTOGRAPHY] Cricket (ID# A100481) is a 4-month-old lab mix. She came to the shelter as a stray on May 1. Peep Peep (ID#A096085) is a 1-year-old spayed, female chihauaha mix. She was left at the shelter drop box on May 1
** Santa Rosa Press Gazette | Saturday, May 26, 2018 B3By Kevin Boyer 623-2120 | @Kboyersrpg email@example.comMILTON Â„ Commissioner Rob Williamson is taking big steps in his political career. Commissioner Rob Williamson has qualified to be a candidate in the Florida Association of Commissioners race for 2nd Vice President. The election for this position will be held on June 29 in Orange County during the FAC annual business meeting held during the FAC annual conference. Williamson said the announcement will help bring better ideas and more resources to the county. ÂThis is more great news for our areaÂŽ he said. Williamson said that he feels honored that the 377 Florida commissioners have unanimously supported him to serve on the executive board. ÂTheir support is a compliment to the years of hard work of my fellow board of commissioners, staff and our countyÂs progress,ÂŽ Williamson said. ÂIÂm humbled and grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for our state and for Santa Rosa County. Together, we continue ele-vating Santa RosaÂs relevance on the state and national level.ÂŽWilliamson currently serves as the commissioner of district four in Santa Rosa County and owns Rob Wil-liamson Landscaping LLC. Williamson Quali es for FACCommissioner Rob Williamson By Kevin Boyer 623-2120 | @Kboyersrpg |firstname.lastname@example.orgMILTON Â„ Santa Rosa County commissioners unanimously voted to sup-port granting Deputy Jeremy Cassady benefits under the Public Safety Officers Ben-efit Act. A Jay native, Cassady was 36 years old in 2010 when he was shot twice while on duty responding to a home inva-sion as an Escambia County SheriffÂs Office deputy. Cassady suffered critical injuries and lost both kidneys, resulting in the need for a kidney transplant. Cas-sadyÂs transplant has since failed. Two other deputies were injured but recovered.Cassady reached out to fellow former deputy Com-missioner Sam Parker for help.Parker said that while workersÂ compensation did cover a lot of CassadyÂs sur-geries and hospital stays, it did not cover family travel costs or missed work time.ÂI want to be able to use my current capacity as a commissioner to be able to help Jeremy because he has been a longtime citizen of this county and he was wounded in the line of duty helping a neighboring county,ÂŽ Parker said at the May 10 commissioners meeting.In 2013 Cassady submitted an application to the Public Safety OfficerÂs Benefits Program of the U.S. Department of Justice which was initially denied. In 2014 he appealed but to date the hearing officer has yet to render a decision.The Public Safety OfficersÂ Benefits Program provides a death benefit to the eligible survivors of federal, state or local public safety officers whose death was the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty. The act also provides a disability benefit to eligible public safety officers who, like Cassady, have been permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic per-sonal injury sustained in the line of duty.The shooter, Philip Martin Monier of Hornlake, Miss., was sentenced to four life sentences in state prison.Commissioners support awarding bene ts to wounded deputyFormer Escambia County SheriffÂs Deputy Jeremy Cassady has been trying to receive beneÂ“ ts under the Public Safety OfÂ“ cers BeneÂ“ t Act since 2013. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] By News Bulletin contributorThe Florida fish and Wild-life Conservation Commission announces the recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1 and will reopen August 1.Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31.Seasonal harvest closures help conserve FloridaÂs valuable greater amberjack and gray triggerfish populations and improve these fisheries for the future.Gulf state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Fed-eral waters begin where state waters end and extend to 200 nautical miles.The minimum size limit for gag grouper in Gulf waters is 24 inches total length, and the daily bag limit is two fish per person within the four-grouper per person aggregate limit.Those who plan to fish for gag grouper in Gulf state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel must sign up as a Gulf Reef Fish Angler. Annual renewal is required. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on ÂSaltwater Fishing,ÂŽ ÂRecreational Regu-lationsÂŽ and ÂGulf Reef Fish SurveyÂŽ under ÂReef Fish.ÂŽ Sign up today at GoOutdoors-Florida.com. State for-hire operators that do not have a federal reef fish permit and plan to target gag in state waters must have the State Gulf Reef Fish Charter designation on their license. Learn more at MyFWC.com/ Fishing by clicking on ÂSaltwater Fishing,ÂŽ ÂRecreational Regulations,ÂŽ ÂSnappers,ÂŽ and ÂLearn more.ÂŽ Sign up at no cost by going to your local tax collectorÂs office.FWC announces shing changesTriggerÂ“ sh [PIXABAY.COM]