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CRESTVIEW Issac and Cynthia
Thomas are blessed with a big family,
bursting with lots of love.
But their 'three-bedroom north
Crestview home, alas, is way too small
to accommodate them.
In particular, infant Ariel, less than
six months old, has Trisomy 18, a
very serious, life-threatening disease.
She has recently come home from
Pensacola's Sacred Heart Hospital to
join her four siblings.
"We need more room because our
daughter was diagnosed with a rare
syndrome," explained Issac Thomas,
a state probation officer. "She requires
a lot of attention, such as an oxygen


machine and certain other medical"
equipment." .
With financial resources tight, the
Thomas family decided on an unusual
course of action to alleviate their
cramped home: They applied forahome
makeover. And not just any makeover,
but the kind of all-inclusive, wall-to-
wall, floor-to-ceiling renovation seen
on the Sunday night ABC-TV show
Extreme Makeover Home Edition.'
"We finished the (application) tape
and sent it off today," Mr. Thomas said
Thursday morning, confessing, "We
messed it up the first time."
His wife Cynthia, who is on
maternity leave from her job as a
corrections officer, had adopted two
girls, ages 8 and 6, and had a son, 9,
prior to their marriage. Together they


have a 17-month-old daughter and
little Ariel.
The Okaloosa County Board of
Commissioners recently passed a
proclamation supporting the family, a
document the Thomases sent to ABC
with their application.
"I just wish them all the luck," said
Sherry Campbell, commissioner from
District 1. "The Thomas family has
some challenges ahead and we wanted
to help," she added.
But even if Extreme Makeover Home
Edition lead designer Ty Pennington
doesn't show up on the Thomas's
doorstep with his team in tow, the
family's faith still keeps them strong.
"We're a little crowded in here, but
we know God will take care of us,"
said Issac Thomas.


Ann Spann I Crestview News Bulletin
Dalton and Wanda Jones talked about the
community support that they have received
toward opening a Foster Families of America
store on Crestview's Main Street on Thursday.


Fostering foster

parenting
Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin
CRESTVIEW- We've all heard of foster kids and
foster parents. People with even half a heart find it
hard not to be thankful for the latter, hopeful for the
former, and prayerful for both.
But what most people don't know is that foster
parents receive very little public assistance when a
foster child is placed with them.
Frequently, the child arrives with little more
than the clothes on his or her back. It can take up to
six weeks for state financial assistance to reach the
family. Meanwhile, they must draw on their own
resources to support not only their own children,
but also their foster children. ... ....-
In Crestview, a handful of business leaders have
stepped up to the plate to help them.
Foster Families of America Inc., a local initiative,
is preparing a store and office at 113 N. Main St.
Use of the building has been donated by owner
Jim Baker of Baker & Lindsy.
With materials donated by Crestview Wholesale,
a small squad of volunteers has begun converting
the generous interior into a combination retail and
office space. Other businesses, including Anglin
Home Builders, Expert Air and McDonald Power
& Light are doing technical work, such as HVAC
and electrical, and organizing permits.
Founded by Wanda and Dalton Jones, owners
of Total Business Solutions and their friend and
colleague Cyndi Gilmore and her husband, Gary,
See FOSTER 3


Harris files to run for commissioner
Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin
CRESTVIEW After presiding over the
ribbon cutting for Crestview's new Building
Materials Wholesale store, Crestview Chamber
of Commerce Executive Director Wayne Harris
had another important function to attend:
His filing to run for county commissioner.
Tiffany Lovett, candidate coordinator at the
-Supervisor of Elections office, patiently guided
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,-." running for public office.
"While the mound of forms and paperwork
and the myriad rules and regulations of
candidateship appear daunting, they did not
Brian Hughes I Crestview News Bulletin appear to fluster Harris.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Wayne Harris files to run for County Emerging from Lovett's office, Harris, with
Commissioner, District 1, in the office of Tiffany Lovett, candidate coordinator his wife Suzanne at his side, was all smiles.
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SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2007 LOCAL Crestview News Bulletin I 3


Delay encountered in


Chamber's new home plans


Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin

CRESTVIEW Unex-
pected questions from a
Crestview City Council
member have, for the time
being at least, put the
brakes on the Chamber of
Commerce's drive for a
new home.
When the Chamber
presented their planning-
documents at last Monday's
council meeting, they
thought they were close to
ground breaking, according
to Chamber President Mike
Roy.
"We came to the City
Council prepared to
move forward," Roy said.
However, council member
Linda Parker "had some
questions, which kind of
surprised us," he said.
* Roy said the Chamber


had been working closely
with Crestview Public
Services director "Junior"
Cox to assure their
preparations were in order.
"We thought we'd done
everything asked of us and
it was ready to go," Roy
said.
The Chamber's new
home is tentatively planned
for land donated to the
city, adjacent to the new
Crestview Community
Center on Commerce Drive
opposite the public library.
Parker's. concern, she
said, is that plans for
the new facility should
progress carefully to avoid
any conflicts with land use
provisions.
"When it was being
discussed the other night,"
Parker said, city attorney
Ben Holly "raised a number
of issues that have to be


discussed."
Far from wanting to
delay progress, Parker's
intention is to assure that
the issue isn't raised at a
future date to the detriment
of the city. "We want to get
it right at the start," Parker
said.
"I asked some questions
because, from the
information I had at that
point, it didn't appear that
we were ready to prepare a
final document," she said.
"We're getting there,, but
we're not there yet."
Roy said the Chamber is
working to address Parker's
concerns, but because of
the strong support the
organization received from
the city, they were just
surprised by her hesitance
at the last council meeting.
"But we'll be alright," he
said.


FOSTER continued from 1


Foster Families of America
offers resources and
support foster parents can't
find through governmental
agencies.
For the Jones family,
experience with foster care
comes firsthand. Dalton
knows well the love of his
foster parents from when he
was a boy. Together, he and
Wanda have now become
foster parents themselves.
They also know
the challenges and
responsibilities that come
with fostering, and they
appreciate the frustrations
foster children and their
caring foster parents can
feel.
"The state's concern is
getting placement" of the
foster child, said Crestview
Mayor David Cadle. "This
group's concern is pro-
viding spiritual counseling
and things that they need,
like clothing."
The Foster Families of
America facility on Main
Street will offer foster
families free support and


commodities, such as basic
toiletries and clothing that
foster kids need. Future
plans call for a food
pantry that will provide
foster families with non-
perishables, as well.
By opening their store to
the general public, they will
also ,aise additional funds
to support foster families.
FFA hopes to have the
building open by the end of
September.
Tohelpraiseawareness-
and funding-for their
endeavor, Foster Families
of America is holding a
barbecue dinner on Sept.
21. A hefty plate of great
eats from award-winning
Possum Ridge BBQ costs
$8, and all funds go directly
to the program.
"Also, for you
business and private
practice owners, we have
two golf tournaments
scheduled," said Cyndi
Gilmore. "We are seeking
sponsors and we are in need
of raffle items, as well as
door prizes." Sponsorships


for the tournament are
$100. "That's cheap for golf
tourneys!" she observed.
"I'm very impressed with
them," Mayor Cadle said of
FFA founders. "They have
great, great plans. We'd like
to get some more people
involved with them."

MORE ABOUT
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FAMILIES OF
AMERICA
Foster Families of
America welcomes
volunteers to assist
in construction, and
donors who can
provide materials,
expertise and
supplies for the store
and office. Cash
donations are also
welcome. For more
information about
the organization, the
barbecue fund-raiser
and how you can
help, call
(850) 423-0488.


HARRIS continued from 1


"I'm proud to say...that
I just filed for the county
commissioner position for
District 1," he announced.
The position is currently
:held by Sherry Campbell,
who earlier this year
announced her candidacy
'for the state legislature.
Harris believes his
background offers a good
!perspective from which
'to approach the office.
Following 27 years in the
Air Force, Harris became


a successful businessman
and joined the Chamber.
"I'd -like to bring a
business perspective to the
county commissioner's
position," Harris said. "I
think we can do a great job
for our voters... I see a lot
of things that, if you were
in the business world, you
wouldn't do. They say,
'Well, a county's different'
or 'a city's different,' but I
find that hard to believe. If
you run it like a business,


you can get it done. If I can
get everybody else on board
with that, we can be very
successful in this county."
Harris believes the
people of the county are a
great, untapped resource.
"We've got some great,
brilliant people in Okaloosa
County," he said. "We go
out and pay someone to do
all these studies, but we've
got some people right here
in our town-right here
in Crestview, right here in


Niceville, in Fort Walton
Beach-that can come ,up
with good ideas.
"We need to tap that
mind trust that's out there.
One of the things I want
to do... is do some real
brainstorming with people
who live in this county."
Suzanne Harris stands
firmly behind her husband's
bid for elected office. In fact,
she said, "I am the one who
said he needed to go for it...
He knows how to get things


done."
Before filing, Harris took
the precaution of clearing
his intentions with the
Chamber of Commerce.
"The board has agreed to
me running," he said. No
conflict of interest was
encountered in a review
of, the Chamber's by-laws,
and no perceived conflict of
interest was identified.
"Everything that
I've learned here (in the
Chamber) I can put to


work for the people of the
county," Harris said.
"I think the county
commissioners can learn
from the people in this
county. I don't think
political people in this
world do enough listening
to the people who vote 'em
in."
Harris is ready for his
bid's first challenge. "Right
now the biggest thing I've
got to do is raise some
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RELIGION


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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2007


FROM THEto

PULPIT A message to our yous
Michael Green Jr.


I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of
God, that ye present your
bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which
is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is
that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God. -
Romans 12:1-2
This week marks
the time that many of
you have started your
educational program for
another year. Whether
you are in public school,
private school, college or
are homeschooled, you
face daily challenges. Some
are facing pressure from
peers that want you to do
something that you know
is immoral. Articulate
instructors may be trying
to cast shadows of doubt
upon everything that you
have been taught from the
Bible. Perhaps you have a
horrible home life and do
not really know what is
right or wrong. There are
numerous people that feel
like a ship being tossed
about by the waves of
life. Wherever you find
yourself, know that God is


in control and He is able to
bless us through any trials
that we encounter.
In the above passage,
the Apostle Paul instructs
us to live for one that is
greater than anything or
anyone in this world. We
are commanded to present
our bodies as a sacrifice to
God. This should be our
goal as Christians, both
young and old.
We are oftentimes
willing to sacrifice our
bodies for the most trifling
things in this world. Have
you sacrificed your body
in an immoral manner? Is
the majority of your time
devoted to the vain things
of this world? If this is the
case, we should repent and
present our bodies a living
sacrifice to God. Proverbs
14:12 states that, "There
is a way which seemeth
right unto a man, but the
end thereof are the ways
of death." We might think
it right to compromise our
values/morality in order
to gain the attention of
others, but this is wrong.
Misery and heartache
follow a compromise of
God's commandment.
Presenting our bodies
as a living sacrifice is our


reasonable responsibility
as Christians. There are
many things that you can
find to occupy your time
as a youngster. In high
school and college people
will encourage you to be
involved with numerous
organizations and causes.
Well meaning parents
and educators will try to
occupy your time with
sports and extracurricular
activities. While many
of these things are hot
inherently sinful and some
can even be beneficial, our
primary concern ought to
be our service to God. Jesus
teaches us to, "Seek ye first
the kingdom of God, and
his righteousness and all
these things shall be added
unto you. (Matthew 6:33)."
When we first serve the
Lord, he will bless us with
those things we need in
our lives. All of the other
activities that we engage in
are vanity at the best.
In Ecclesiastes 2:11,
King Solomon wrote,
"Then I looked on all the
works that my hands had
wrought, and on the labour
that I had laboured to do:
and, behold, all was vanity
and vexation of spirit, and
there was no profit under


the sun." As you read this
book in the Bible you will
notice that Solomon did
a little bit of everything!
He said that all of this was
void of any true substance.
The wise king concludes
in Ecclesiastes 12:13,
"Fear God, and keep his
commandments: for this is
the whole duty of man." It
is my prayer that you will
not wait until you are old
to come to this conclusion.
Serve the Lord in your
youth! Refuse to conform
to the standards of this
world. Study the Bible and
stand up for Godly values.
Seek a place to worship
God in spirit and in truth.
Our Heavenly Father will
never lead us astray!

Michael Green Jr. is
pastor of Palm Chapel
Primitive Baptist Church
(www.palmchapel.org) in
Crestview. Palm Chapel
meets every Sunday at
10:30 a.m. and Wednesday
at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Green
can be contacted at 689-
3383 or by e-mail at
pastor@palmchapel.org.
He warmly invites you to
come and worship at Palm
Chapel Primitive Baptist
Church.


Please turn in your church news briefs to the News Bulletin
by 2 p.m. on the Thursday prior to publication.


EVENTS
JOSH BLAKESLEY CONCERT:


Christ Our


Redeemer Catholic Church of Niceville is hosting a
7 p.m. concert on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $20. They can be
purchased at Niceville's Bayou' Book Store (Oak
Creek Shopping Center), Sonlight Christian Family
Resources Center (Pal Plaza, Niceville), House of St.
Joseph the Workman at 319 NE Racetrack Road in
Fort Walton, and Playground Music in Uptown Station
in Fort Walton. For details, call 543-3638 or visit www.
buildupachurch.org.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
FREE BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE:
Airport Road Church of Christ is offering a free Bible
correspondence course. Call 682-4025 for more
information. The radio program airs Monday through
Saturday at 5:45 a.m. on WAAZ, 104.7 FM.
BOOK OF REVELATIONS STUDY: Each Sunday
evening at 5 p.m., the Good Hope Congregational
Church presents the study of the Book of Revelations.
Rev. Tommy Coleman will be presenting the study
and there will be finger foods to follow every Sunday
evening. Anyone interested may join. Call 537-4307
for more information.
SQUARE DANCING: The New Bethel Methodist
Church hosts square dancing in the Fellowship Hall
on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Come out for fun and
good exercise!


CHRCSRICE


Please turn in your church news
briefs to the News Bulletin by 2
p.m. on the Thursdays prior to
publication.

Apostolic
Apostolic Life Tabernacle and
Pastor Shane Chessor cordially invite you
to worship with them. Sunday Worship,
10 a.m., 6 p.m. Located U.S. Highway
90W. 1 mile from city limit sign turn
left onto Shoffner Boulevard. then left
on Pinewood to 3136 Pinewood Dr.,
,T(estyjew. For more information call the
church at 689-2422.
Apostolic/Pentecostal
Hester Cornerstone Ministries is
located at 1599 Hester Church Road in
Baker. Sunday services 2 p.m. Sunday
School, 3 p.m. worship. Bible Study
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.; prayer meeting
Thursday at 7 p.m. Call 682-5367 for
information.
Assemblies
Campton Assembly of God Church
is located at 6924 State Road 85 North in
Laurel Hill.
The Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m.
For more information call the church at
652-4581 or Pastor Kelly at 423-0375.
First Assembly of God: 400 S.
Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9-4. Pastor
Mark English.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. early morning
worship, 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m.
morning worship; and a 6 p.m. evening
service. X-cel Youth Ministry 3 p.m.,
X-ceed Children's Ministry 4 p.m.
Women's Bible Study Monday, at
,10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Men's Bible Study
Monday at 6 p.m. Teen girls Bible Study
6:15 p.m. every second & fourth Tuesday
of the month.
Monday, Women's Bible Study 10
a.m. and 6 p.m., Men's Bible Study 6
p.m.
Tuesday Choir Practice 6:30 p.m.
Special needs bus available for 11
a.m. service. Call the church at 682-3518
for pickup.
Golan Assembly of God: 6612
County Road 189 N., Baker. Phone 537-
3043. Pastored by Rev. James E. Paul.
Sunday services: Sunday School 9:45
a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., and
evening worship at 6 p.m.
Milligan Assembly of God: 5408
State Road 4, Baker. Phone 537-4945.
Senior Pastor Wayne Johnson, Interim
Youth Pastor Eric Gillis.
Sunday services: Sunday School 9:30
a.m., worship 10:30 a.m., Kingdom Kids
10:30 a.m. evening service 6 p.m.
North Central Assembly of God:
at 158 N. Woodlawn Drive in Crestview.
Phone: 689-0209 or 537-7115. Minister
A. Paul Hinton. Sunday services Sunday
School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11
a.m., evening worship at 6 p.m.
Shady Grove Assembly of God:
Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m. with
Sunday School, followed by 10:45 a.m.
and 6 p.m. worship services. Shady Grove
is located at 1189 Shady Grove Church
Road in Baker, just off Hwy. 189.
Welcome Assembly of God located
on County Road 393 in the Dorcas
community, invites you to join them
for Sunday services including Sunday
School at 9:45 a.m. and worship services
at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call 682-1683
for directions.
Westside Assembly of God: 179
Kit Drive, Crestview. Sunday services:
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship 10:30
a.m., evening service at 5 p.m.
Baptist
Beaver Creek BC services: Beaver
Creek Baptist Church, located six miles
West of Baker, has Sunday School at 10
a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., and
Children's Church at 11:15 a.m.


Calvary Baptist Church: 612 E.
Chestnut Ave., Crestview. Pastor: Rev.
Rhett Everage. Sunday services 8:45
a.m. continental breakfast; 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. morning
worship; 11 a.m. youth worship; 6 p.m.
evening service. Nursery provided for
children 5 and under.
Central Baptist Church: Located at
951 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. Sunday
services include 9:15 a.m. bible study;
10:30 a.m. worship and praise service;
5:30 p.m. worship and praise, Awana for
Kids. For additional information call 682-
5525 or visit the church Web site www.
centralcrestview.com.
'Emmanuel Baptist Church,
3252 East James Lee Blvd., Crestview.
Phone: 682-9416. E-mail address: ebc@
ebccrestview.com. Teaching Pastor Mark
Seagle.
Celebration services: 6 p.m. Saturday,
Sunday at 8:20,9:50 and 11:20 a.m.
Jungle Jubilee for nursery, Preschool/
The Zone (Children's Church) K-5th
Graders during all celebrations.
Evening celebrations throughout
the community Life groups for adults.
On Campus Sunday Night Safari for
preschoolers, G-Force for K-5th Graders.
Fuel 247- Worship Service/Small Groups
(Youth). All Sunday evening opportunities
are from 5-7 p.m.
Evelenar Baptist Church: 2820
Carver Avenue, Crestview. Pastor
Benjamin T. Randolph. Sunday School
9:30 a.m., worship 11 a.m. Every first
Sunday at 3 p.m. is the Hour of Power.
Phone: 682-2218.
First Baptist Church of Crestview:
798 N. Pearl Street (across U.S. 90 from
courthouse, behind Burger King. Pastor.
Alan Kilgore. Phone 682-2544.
Sunday services 8:45 Welcome
Centeropens/9a.m. Sunday School/10:30
a.m. morning worship, children's
worship/ 4 p.m. Student Leadership;
Youth Choir / 5 p.m. Youth discipleship;
Youth Ensemble; Ladies, Men, Children
and Preschool Bible Studies; Book Club/
6 p.m. evening worship.
First Baptist Church of Baker:
Located at 1347 14th Street, Baker
(across from the Baker School football
field). Rev. Cliff Morgan
Bible Study at 9 a.m. and Worship
at 10:30 a.m. For more information you
may call the church office at 537-2993.
First Baptist Church of Holt: 532
U.S. 90 West, PO Box 38, Holt, FL.
32564. Phone 537-6170. Pastor David
Wheat.
Sunday services: 9 a.m. Small Group
Bible Study. 10:15 a.m. Praise and
Worship Service.
Goodhope Baptist Church, 1895
Owen Cotton Road off Hwy. 189, Baker,
in the Escambia Farms community.
Pastor Jim Skates. Phone:'537-8720 or
537-8740.
Services: Men's prayer 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., worship 11
a.m.. Evening Services: Discipleship
training 5 p.m. worship 6 p.m.
Live Oak Baptist Church, located
off State Road 85 South near Shoal River
Country Club. Associate Pastor Rev.
Dennis Walker.
Regular Sunday services are Bible
study at 9:45 a.m., morning worship
service at 11 a.m. An additional Bible
study class is at 5 p.m., followed by
evening worship at 6 p.m.
Living Faith Baptist Church: 837
West James Lee Blvd., Crestview. Pastor
Chaplain David Pettis. Sunday services
Sunday School 10 a.m. and worship
at 11 a.m. Discipleship Training 6 p.m.,
and evening worship 7 p.m. Children's
Church Sunday morning. Phone 682-
4371.
Magnolia Baptist Church: Located
at 3198 Hwy 602, Laurel Hill. Interim
Pastor Brother Rick Freeman.


Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m. with children's
church for 3-5 and nursery for under
3. Evening Worship 6 p.m. For further
information, call 652-2900.
New Beginnings Church: The
church is at 412 West James Lee Blvd. in
Crestview. The Sunday service begins at
10:30 a.m.
New Life Missionary Baptist
Church: Pastor Sanford Hayes. 285
Duggan Ave., Crestview. Sunday School
9:30 a.m. Morning worship 11 a.m. on
Sunday.
Palm "Chapel Primitive Baptist
Church: 201 Cadle Dr., Crestview.
Elder Michael Green, Jr., Pastor. Sunday
10:30 a.m. Call 689-3383 for more
information.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
Pastor, Dr. Jerry Haley. 5595 State Road
4 South, Baker, FL.. Phone (850) 537-
9221. FAX (850) 537-6798. Church Web
site www.cyou.com/~prbcbaker.
Sunday services: Morning worship
8:30 and 11 a.m. Bible study 9:45
a.m. Youth H20 worship 5:30 p.m.
Discipleship training 5:30 p.m. Evening
worship 6:30 p.m.
Pyron Chapel Baptist Church:
6498 Wm. Gary Johnson Road, Baker.
Interim Pastor Derrick Boring.
Sunday services: Bible Study, 9:45
a.m.; worship at 11 a.m.; Bible book
study at 5:30 p.m. Phone: 368-0238.
Valley Road Baptist Church: 1018
Valley Road, Crestview. Phone 682-4513.
Rev. Philip Mark. Times for Sunday
Services: Bible Study 9:45 a.m., morning
worship 11 a.m., Discipleship training 5
p.m., and evening worship 6 p.m.
Woodlawn Baptist located at
824 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, Pastor
Patrick Pfrimmer.
Sunday Bible study meets at 9 a.m.
with morning worship at 10:30 a.m. A
service for the hearing impaired is also
offered on Sunday morning. Sunday
evening service is at 6 p.m. and the Youth
Choir meets at.5 p.m. Call the church at
682-2924 for information.
Catholic
Our Lady of Victory Catholic
Community, 550 Adams Drive,
Crestview. Telephone 682-4622.
Minister: Rev. John Cayer. Times for
services: Sunday Masses at 8 and 11
a.m. at Crestview High School. Monday
through Friday Mass are held at 8 a.m.
There is no Thursday night Mass. Mass at
the Parish Hall. Saturday 5 p.m. Mass
at the Parish Hall.
Church of
Live Oak Church of Christ: Sunday
morning worship 10 a.m. followed by
Bible study at 11 a.m. The church is
located at 1049 S. Wilson St.. Call 682-
2697 for more information.
McDonald Street Church of
Christ: at 744 South McDonald Street
in Crestview, with Minister Bro. Henry
Herbert and Youth Minister, Bro. Daniel
Jackson. 10 a.m. Bible class on Sunday,
followed by 11:15 a.m. worship. Evening
worship at 6 p:m. on Sundays. For more
information, call 682-6230.
Church of Christ Airport Road:
Sunday Bible study at 9 a.m., worship
services at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 6
p.m., Minister Jason Green.
Crestview Church of God, Pastor
Larry Collins. Sunday school 10 11
a.m.; morning worship 11 a.m. 12 p.m.;
and 6-9 p.m. evening service on Sundays.
Call 682-3045 for more information.
Church of New Covenant, Pastors
Charles, Sr., and Maxine Whisnand
invite you to attend their services, located
at 3191 North Newman Avenue in
Crestview.
Sunday services include Adult Bible
Study and Children's Church at 10 a.m.,
followed by Praise Hour at 11 a.m. Call
682-8433 for more information.


Church of the Resurrection: 66
8 Street, Shalimar Fla. The Rev. Canon
Michael G. Carr. Sunday services at 10
a.m., morning prayer on first, third, and
fifth; and holy communion on second and
fourth Sundays.
Episcopal
Church of the Epiphany: Located
at 424 Garden St., Crestview behind the
Teachers Credit Union.
Children's Sunday School 9:15 a.m.'
Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m. Nursery is
available. The first Sunday of the month
there will be a Potluck Brunch following
the service.
Interim Vicar is the Rev. George A.
Gilbert Jr. Office hours are Tuesdays
9 a.m. 4 p.m. Call 689-1410 for more
information. All are welcome.
Lutheran
Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran
Church LCMS: 178 W. North Avenue in
Crestview. Rev. Vance G. Tech. Sunday
services include Sunday School for all
ages at 9 a.m., and a historical worship
service with Holy Communion for all
ages at 10;30 A.M.
Private confession and absolution
every Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Call 682-
3154 for more information.
First Lutheran Church of Florala:
at 24512 5th Avenue (US 331) in Florala,
pastored by Rev. Jack Betz. 9:30 a.m.
worship, fellowship 10:30 a.m., and
Sunday School 11 a.m.
Phone (334) 858-3515. On U.S.
331 near the Florida line in Florala, Ala.
Call (334) 858-3515 for more specific
directions.
Methodist
Baker First United Methodist:
located just north of the traffic light in
Baker. Their new pastor is Rev. Richard
M. Hughes. Sunday School begins at 10
a.m., worship service is at 11 a.m. You
will be warmly welcomed here!
Christian Home United Methodist
Church: Approximately 5 miles N.E. of
Laurel Hill on Alabama County Road 6,
Parrish Rd., Ala. Phone: (850) 652-4766.
Sunday services: Second and fourth
Sunday at 8:45 a.m. Sunday School at
10 a.m. Rev. Sam Persons Parkes.
First United Methodist: 599 Eighth
Avenue, Crestview, The Rev. Bruce
Sheffield is Senior Pastor, and Dr. R. Lee
Thigpen, Lay Leader (FUMC).
Traditional services at 8 a.m., in the
Christ Chapel, and at 11 a.m., in the Main
Sanctuary. Contemporary service in the
Christ Chapel at 9:32 and 11:02 a.m.
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
For information, call 682-2018,
during normal business hours.
First United Methodist Church of
Florala: 1319 Fifth Street, Florala, ala.
Phone: (334) 222-3286. Sunday Services
11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Rev. Sam Persons
Parkes.
Hopewell United Methodist
Church: 987 Gomillion Road, Ala.,
5 miles west of Laurel Hill on New
Ebenezer Road. (850) 652-4474. Sunday
services, First and third Sundays at 8:45
a.m., with Sunday School at 10 a.m. Rev.
Sam Persons Parkes.
Mount Zion African Methodist
Episcopal (AME) Church, 502
McDonald Street, in Crestview. Rev.
Matthew Ewing. Regular services include:
Sunday church school 9:30 a.m., praise
service 10:45 a.m., and worship service
11 a.m.; Tuesday services include: 6 p.m.
prayer meeting, and men's Bible study at
7 p.m. For information, call 682-7799.
New Bethel United Methodist
Church, located at 5986 State Road 85
North. Sunday morning service is at 11
a.m. and Sunday evening service is at 6
p.m. For more information on Sunday
and Wednesday services, please call 682-
9671.
St. Mark United Methodist Church,
2250 P.J. Adams Pkwy. in Crestview,


offers the following services: 9 a.m.
Sunday School, 10 a.m. Sunday morning
worship. A nursery is available for all
services. Clergyman is Rev. Steve Stock.
Call 682-5280 for more information.
Nazarene
Crestview Church of the Nazarene:
395 Aplin Road, Crestview. Rev. Gary
Monk. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., morning
worship 1p:45 a.m., and evening service
at 6 p.m. 682-7995.
Nondenominational
, Sonlight: Covenant Churchr
Manifesting the Spirit of Sonship. Pastor
and Founder Alvin E. Smith invites 'all
interested to attend Sunday services at 11
a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m.
The church is located at 798 South
Main Street, Suite A, Crestview. Call
850-689-3129 for more information.
Good Hope Congregational
Church: Come and join the congregation
for old-fashion, Southern gospel music
and service. Sunday school starts at 9:45
a.m. followed by service at 10:45 a.m.
The church is located 7 miles west of
Baker. Call Pastor Joel Carden at 537-
4307 for more information.
Mount Olive Community Church:
Pastor D.L. Lyons invites all interested
to Sunday Services at 10 a.m., Tuesday
Ladies' meeting at 7 p.m. with Marie
C. Lyons, and Thursday Bible study at
7 p.m. with Pastor, Dennis. The church
is located at 5661 Mt. Olive Road in
Crestview. Directions approximately 7
miles east on Hwy. 90, turn left on Mt.
Olive Road, 2 miles. Call 682-6218 for
more information.
Pentecostal
Auburn Pentecostal Church:
Independent Pentecostal church at 6144
Hwy. 85 North, Crestview. Pastor: Rev.
Ron Williamson. Sunday Services:
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., morning
worship and children's church 10:30
a.m., evening and youth services at 6 p.m.
Nursery available for all services. Phone:
6826357; fax 689-4402.
Calvary Apostolic Church: 1010
Bay Street, Crestview. Sunday 10 a.m.
worship service with Sunday School.
Sign language available at all services.
Pastor Charles Braneff, Jr. Church phone:
(850) 423-1198. Pastor's phone: 682-
6191.
First Pentecostal Church of
Jesus Christ: Sunday services for First
Pentecostal are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pastor Wilbur Hawkins. Located at 997
East Chestnut Ave. in Crestview. Call
(850) 682-3497 for more information.
Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church: 492
N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, pastored by
Rev. Frank Beall. Sunday School, 10a.m.:
worship 11 a.m. For more information,
call 682-2835.
Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church:
8115 4th Street. A52-2164. Rev. Frank
Beall Minister. Sunday worship service,
9 a.m., Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Unitarian
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of the Emerald Coast (UUFEC): located
at 1295 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso,
Florida. Minister: The Reverend Rodney
Debs. Service is held at 10:30 a.m. each
Sunday. For further updates, check http://
www.uufec.com, the Verbal Chalice,
Wick, or please call the Fellowship at
678-7197, or 243-5247.
Unity Way of Life Unity Center: Pastor
Rev. George A. Schmidt, Ph.D., the Way
of Life Unity Center is located at 1797
Hurlburt Road in Fort Walton Beach.
Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. and
I1 a.m. Celebration Services. Youth
Education programs along with childcare
are only provided at the 11 a.m. service.
All are welcome.
For information, call the office at
864-1232 (hours by appointment). There
is also a Metaphysical Bookstore (864-


5945) open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., and the Dial-A-Thought line, 864-
9139.
Other
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Protestant Sunday Worship Services
Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional, West
Gate Chapel; 9:30 a.m. Gospel, Chapel
Center;'10 a.m. -.Contemporary, Building
605.
All military and their families are
invited to .anend the chapelk. many
diverse services. Call 882-2111 for times
and locations.
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Catholic Weekend Mass Schedule
Sunday 7:45 a.m., Chapel Center,
11:15 a.m.,West Gate Chapel. Confession:
Saturday 4 p.m., West Gate Chapel.
All military and their families are
invited to attend the chapel's many
diverse services. Call 882-2111 for times
and locations.
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Jewish Worship: Friday: 7 p.m. -
Sabbath Worship, Chapel Center. All
military and their families are invited to
attend the chapel's many diverse services.
Call 882-2111 for times and locations.
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Jewish Worship: Friday: 7 p.m. -
Sabbath Worship, Chapel Center. All
military and their families are invited to
attend the chapel's many diverse services.
Call 882-2111 for times and locations.
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Islamic Services: Please call the chapel
at 882-2111 for more information.
Eglin Air Force Base Chapel:
Orthodox Christian Services: Please
call Saint Markella and Demetrios Greek
Orthodox Church at 244-0822 for days
and times of services.
Christian Life Center: Pastor Jason
Palmer. Prayer is held Sunday at 2 p.m.,
with Sunday services and Sunday School
at 2:30. Christian Life Center is located at
410 Wingard Street; call (850) 305-0198
for more information.
Harvest Life Church: 5978 Old
Bethel Road, Crestview. Phone 682-
6219. Web site: www.harvestlife.org
Dale Walters, Senior Pastor. Sunday
services Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
worship service 10:30 a.m., Life Group
(small group meetings) 3 p.m. Nursery
provided for all services
Healing Stream MW istries: Pastor
Jonathan Griffin. Saturday services are
being held. The ministry is located at the
comer of E. Robinson and Church Street
in Crestview. Call Pastor Griffin at 682-
5455 for more information.
The Chapel, an independent
worshipping community, has services
every Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. with
Chaplain Hayward Chapman, and at 9
a.m. with Chaplain Chuck Chapman.
Services are held at 1093 S. Ferdon Blvd.
in Crestview. Phone: (850) 682-9887 or
(850) 423-0526.
The Awakening Ministries, Inc., a
not-for-profit Christian music ministry,
meets every Saturday from 2-7 p.m.
under the pavilion, Kit Drive, Crestview.
For more information call 689-1259 or
send an E-mail to awakeningministries@
praize.com.
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los servicios de adoracion a nuestro senior
Jesus.
Ordon de servicios: Martes oracion
7 p.m.; Viemes servicio evangelistico
7:30 p.m.: Domingo escuela Dominical
11 a.m.: Domingo servicio evangelistico
6:30 p.m.
Estamos uvicados en la 544 Main
Street, Crestview FL, 32536. Telefones
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Hometown News
FORT LEWIS, Wash. -
"When you're up against
trouble, meet it squarely
face to face... You may fail,
but fall still fighting; don't
give up, whatever you do;
eyes front, head high to
the finish, see it through!"
For the sonof a Crestview
woman, the excerpts
from a popular Edgar
Guest poem, focusing
on handling adversity,
took on a very personal'
meaning. Army ROTC
Cadet Daniel A. Dubor,
son of Miriam Johnson
of Crestview, spent more
than a month testing his
limits physically, mentally
and emotionally during
the Army ROTC Advanced
Leadership Camp.
Dubor was one of more
than 5,000 ROTC cadets
from throughout the
nation who attended the
leadership course on the
road to becoming a second


lieutenant. Cadets were
forced to use a combination
of wits, common sense,
intelligence and basic
instinct to overcome a
series of challenges.
"I have been learning
a lot about myself and
what it takes to become a
good leader in the Army.
The training here has
pushed me beyond what
I thought I was capable
of ever accomplishing in
my life," said Dubor, who
graduated in 2004 from
Crestview Senior High
School and received an
associate's degree in 2006
from Okaloosa-Walton
College in Niceville.
The road to the coveted
gold bar was much more
than simply passing a
written test. Much of their
time was spent in the field
learning land navigation,
traversing obstacle courses,
responding to chemical
attacks and learning the
basics of marksmanship.
The cadets were put in
a variety of leadership


positions and situations
that simulated combat
experience.
There was even a
challenging water course
where cadets were required
to swim 15 meters with
their equipment, climb a
17-foot ladder and, while
blindfolded, step off of a
three-meter platform while
holding their M-16 rifle.
"This course has been
challenging, only in the
sense that this is a new and
interesting environment.
The people, activities and
events have all been great
fun," he said.
For Dubor and his fellow
cadets, the leadership
course was a defining
moment that helped them
face their fears, develop
strong friendships and
put them on the path to
becoming strong, effective
leaders.
"I now know what it
takes to lead and become
the best possible officer
I can in the Army," said
Dubor.
With the foundation set
to help these cadets launch
their time in the Army,
whether it is part time
in the National Guard or
Reserve or as an active duty
officer, each cadet leaves
here with a particular goal
in mind.
"I plan to branch into
the armor field and serve


for at least 10 years. Then
I plan to pursue some
type of business venture
afterwards," Dubor said.


Army ROTC Cadet
Daniel A. Dubor recently
spent more than a month
at Fort Lewis, Wash.
where his physical,
mental and emotional
limits were challenged
as he and 5,000 other
cadets completed the
rigors of ROTC Advanced
Leadership Camp.
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Bobby Lee Thomas
A memorial service for Mr. Bobby Lee Thomas will be
held Monday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church in Crestview. Rev. Dwight Baggett will
officiate.
Mr. Thomas departed this life Monday, .Aug. 20 at
Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.
His survivors include a daughter, Miss Ashley A.
Thomas of Crestview; one grandson, Aquila Thomas of
Crestview; one uncle, James Means Jr. of Crestview, and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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TODAY
FESTIVAL LATINO:
From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Emerald Coast Conference
Center, the Third Annual
Festival Latino will kick off
with spectacular events and
incredible displays of culture.
The center is located at 1250
Miracle Strip Parkway SE,
Fort Walton Beach.
Entertainment includes ,
Flamenco and Sevillana
dancers, folkloric groups,
guitarists and saxophone
players. A wide variety of
traditional Latino food will
be offered; children will make
pifiatas and enjoy games.
Tickets are $8 at the door.
Attendance is free for children
12 and younger.
Tickets may be purchased
at Avila Tax and Bookkeeping
Services in Fort Walton Beach,
244-1070; Okaloosa County
Habitat for Humanity in
Fort Walton Beach, 315-0025;
Brazilian Secret Caf6 in Destin
(850) 650-5006; via Paypal
at www.paypal.com under
account name festivallatino@
cox.net.

AUGUST
"HOOKED ON
SCOUTING" SCHOOL
NIGHTS: The Boy Scouts
are looking for boys in first
through fifth grade to join the
Cub Scout program.
Each elementary school will
have a specialnighttointroduce
Cub Scouts to interested boys
and parents. Unless noted,
the school nights all begin at
6:30 p.m. and will take place
at the school: Walker, Aug. 28;
Antioch, Aug. 30; Baker, Aug.
30; Northwood and Bob Sikes
are on Sept. 6 at Richbourg
Middle School.
Southside parents are
invited to attend either Walker
or Antioch's school nights.
Also, older boys are wanted
for Boy Scouts. Baker's school
night will include 6th graders
and up for Boy Scout Troop
532, which meets in Holt. Call
683-0330 for information on
troops in your area, or make a
contact at a local school night.
TRAVEL CLUB: The
Travel Club will meet at the
Valparaiso Community Center
on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The
program will start at 7 p.m.
and the center will be open at
6 p.m. for anyone that would
like instruction on how to book
travel online.
A presentation on travel in
Malta and Italy is planned.
The community center is
located at 268 Glenview Ave.
in Valparaiso.
For directions or additional
information, call Linda Long
at 581-4444 or Ed Armbruster
at' 897-1330. The public is
invited.
BBQ COMPETITION:
Could your BBQ recipe make
history? Come out and enter
Boggy's Best BBQ Contest to
benefit the Heritage Museum
of Northwest Florida on
Saturday, Sept. 1 from 4
until 7 p.m. at the Heritage
Museum and Perrine Park in
Valparaiso.
The event will pit amateur
and professional teams
against one another for the
grand prize. Special guest
judges will present cash
awards including $1,000 for
best overall BBQ, $250 for
most unique BBQ and $250 for
best booth theme.
The public is invited to
taste the entries and judge
for themselves. General
event admission is $15 for
adults and $7 for children and
includes BBQ and two side
dishes. There will also be
drink booths, craft booths and
live music.
Slots for teams are still
available. For contest rules,
registration or sponsorship
information, call 678-2615 or
visit the Heritage Museum
located at 115 West Ave. in
Valparaiso www.heritage-
museum.org.
FWB COMMUNITY
CHORUS: The Fort Walton
Beach Community Chorus
will be in rehearsal for their


Oct. 6 at Gene Clary Park. The


Jolly Christmas," on Tuesday,
Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the
First Christian Church, 201
St. Mary Ave. (across from
the Fort Walton Beach City
Complex).
You can join them each
Tuesday and enjoy singing
the music that brightens the
holiday season and brings out
our inner youth regardless of
our age.
Membership is open for all
voices in all ranges. Singers
must be 18 or older and
audition to determine vocal
section and range.
Auditions will be held after
rehearsals through Sept. 18.
The Christmas production
will also feature a narrative
story, dance, skits, and special
numbers by ensembles, and
is scheduled for Dec. 7, 8 and
9 at the Fort Walton Beach
Municipal Auditorium.
For additional information
concerning the chorus and
their activities, call the
director, Jean Hodgins, at 863-
2775, and visit www.fwbcc.
org.
PURPLE HEART STAMP
AT POST OFFICE: The
Purple Heart Stamp is now
available from the post
office on Commerce Drive in
Crestview. To get them you
need to ask for them so they
stay in stock. Commander Bill
Everett of the Military Order
of the Purple Heart in Baker
recommends that each time
you go, please ask for and
use the Purple Heart Stamp.
"Now is the time to show
your support for the Military
Order of the Purple Heart
Organization. Remember,
these men and woman of the
Armed Forces did not ask for
this award; it is very painful
to receive this medal."
TRAWICK BRIDGE
CLOSED: Trawick Creek.
Bridge on Broxson Road ..
in Holt will be closed from
6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27
through approximately Oct.
4 while the Okaloosa County
Road Department replaces
the existing bridge. It is 200
feet north of the Broxson
Road/ Wilkerson Bluff Road
intersection. Each side of
the closure is accessible,
but no through traffic will
be permitted. Please plan
accordingly.
O DONORS NEEDED:
The American Red Cross is
currently in need of volunteer
blood donors with all blood
types, particularly those
with Type 0 Positive, Type
O Negative and B Negative
blood due to ongoing summer
shortages. All eligible donors
are urged to give at blood
drives and donor centers over
the next several weeks as a
way of elevating the blood
supply to a safe and stable
level.
One of the drives is
scheduled in Crestview
on Aug. 28 at Crestview
Aerospace, Hangar 1, 5846
Fairchild Rd. from 10:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
The most critical current
need is for donors with Type
O blood, as it makes up
over half of the total blood
requested by the more than
100 hospitals in Northwest
Florida and Alabama. For
more information (800)
GIVE-LIFE or visit www.
redcrossblood.org.
CONTOURS EXPRESS
FUND-RAISER: Mitch
Newton and his staff at the
Contours Express Women's
Gyms in Crestview and
Destin are providing free
school supplies for kids by
offering free gym membership
registration during the month
of August for any woman
who brings in a donation of
school supplies for children
attending classes in the
Okaloosa County School
District.
Take donations to Contours
Express at 2495 South Ferdon
Blvd. in For information on
Contours Express call Mitch
at 689-3433 or e-mail info@
contoursexpressnwfl.com.
LAUREL HILL HOBO
FESTIVAL: Booths are now
available for the upcoming
Laurel Hill Hobo Festival on


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festival is fun for all ages. For
more information call 652-
4598.
OKTOBERFEST
LOOKING FOR ARTISTS:
The 13th annual Oktoberfest
and Arts & Crafts Festival
at Winn-Dixie Plaza in
Bluewater Bay is looking
for artists and craftsmen
interested in selling their
work.
Sponsored by the Mid-Bay
Rotary Club, the festival will
be held on Fri., Sept. 28 from 5
p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sat., Sept..
29 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Call Bert at 897-3190 to
obtain an application.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR HISTORIC PROJECTS:
Volunteers are being sought to
assist with projects associated
with the Robert L. Sikes
Office and Collection at OWC,
and the Heritage Museum's
panhandle collection. For
details, contact Amy Hellmich
at 678-2615.
FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOC.
EVENTS:
Sunday, Aug. 26 at 9 a.m.
Tube trip on Coldwater Creek.
Details: (850) 995-4267.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.
Monthly meeting at LaRumba
restaurant in Niceville.
Visitors welcome. Details: 682-
6098.
You may also visit the trail
Web site at http: / /westgate.
floridatrail.org for more on
these events.
ADVENTURE CLUB:
Some members of the club
will take an Adventure Club
Trip to Bar Harbor, Maine and
Acadia National Park in early
September. If you are a new
member and want to know
more about this trip, please
contact Clarice at (850) 581-
4591 or freklzl00@cox.net.
CHILDREN'S CHORUS
AUDITIONS: Pensacola
Children's Chorus will host
auditions for the 2007-2008
season. The audition schedule
is as follows: Monday, Aug.
27 and Wednesday, Aug.
29,4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., new
member auditions for girls in
grades 4 8.
Tuesday, Aug. 28,4 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m., new member
auditions for boys in grades
4-8.
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m., new member
auditions for girls and boys in
grades 9 12.
All auditions take place at
the Margaret Moore Nickelsen
Center, located on the
campus of First Presbyterian
Church at 46 East Chase St.
in downtown Pensacola. It
is not necessary to make an
individual appointment, and
auditionees do not need to
bring a prepared song.
For more information,
please call the Pensacola
Children's Chorus at 434-7760.
WINE FESTIVAL
ARTISTS: Artists of all ages
are invited to participate in a
contest on official artwork for
the 22nd Annual Sandestin
Wine Festival at Baytowne
Wharf, April 10-13, 2008.
As well as a $5,000 award,
the winning artist's design
will be featured in all festival
marketing materials.
Submissions should not be
larger than 24" x 36", include
the numeral 22 (for the 22nd
annual event). Entries not
meeting the deadline or
fulfilling the requirements
will not be considered.
All entries must be
received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 27
and must include the artist's
name, address, phone number
and e-mail address. All entries
(original artwork) should be
mailed to Sandestin Wine
Festival at Baytowne Wharf,
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