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Brian Hughes -
Crestview News Bulletin
CRESTVIEW While shoppers have
a love/hate relationship with the day'
after Thanksgiving, area retailers hope
"Black Friday" will set the pace for the
rest of the year's consumer spending.
"Well, we hope so!" said Wal-Mart
manager Jon Kurpil. "We certainly
hope so. We definitely have the
holiday merchandise and plenty of it,"
he assured shoppers.

Kurpil also hopes his store I-s the
pricing shoppers look for, he said.
"Corporately \Val-Mlart has rolled
back several thouLand prices earlier
this year than they have in past years,"
Kurpil said.
"We did a see a spike in sales and we
hope that's an early indicator of how
people will spend for the holidays."
While many shoppers shun the
consumer frenzy, frayed nerves, lack
of parking and hectic pace of Black
Friday, bargain hunters know that's

also the"day most'retailers offer soine
of their best bargains.
Wal-Mart's sales start at 5 a.m.
"We'll have merchandise stacked
out and ready for our customers,"
Kurpil promised, "and every register
we have will be open."
Farther up Ferdon Boulevard, the
local Big Lots is also gearing up for
Friday's start of the holiday shopping

May Is. 2007


Forrest Brown
Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin
CRESTVIEW A Crestview teen killed
in a single vehicle accident early Sunday
morning leaves behind a legion of friends
and a loving, close-knit family.
According to .the Florida Highway
Patrol, Forrest Whitfield Brown, 18, over-,
corrected when his pick-up truck drifted
into the median of State Road 85, south of
Crestview, about 1 a.ri. Sunday morning.
Brown, who was not wearing a seatbelt,
was ejected from the vehicle.
His passenger, Mitchell Allen Clark,
also 18, was belted in arid as uninjured.
Brown was a 2007 Crestview High
School magna cum laude graduate. He
was attending Florida State University on
an academic scholarship and had returned
home for an early Thanksgiving dinner
with his family.
His father was scheduled to return to his
offshore job by Thanksgiving day so they
celebrated the holiday early, according to
family friend Beth Brant.

When there's an empty seat at the holiday table
Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin
CRESTVIEW Joan Young, a
facilitator with Compassionate
Friends, knows what it's like spending
the holidays without a loved one.
Her son passed away several years
.i : . ago.
Along with other volunteers and
staff- of Covenant Hospice, Young
offered advice for area residents who
are facing the holidays after the death
Y of a family member.
",Coping with the. Holidays
Following a Loss" was presented
Nov. 14 at the hospice.
Presenters all suggest simplifying
S holiday preparations upon the loss of
a loved one.
"Turn your attention to the true
Brian Hughes I Crest&wew News Bulleun meaning of the holidays," advised
Covenant Hospice Chaplain Lee Joyner lights the candles of the holiday
memory wreath before participants in the "Coping With the Holidays" program
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as seen through small
eyes, is no less an involve
process. The perceptions
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innocently from reality.
The News Bulletin pa
a visit to Frieda Win
first grade class and Bi
Kelly's second graders
Northwood Elements
School to see just w]
it takes to make a turk
We chatted with fi
graders Gavin Brambli
Olivia Clendennin, Ev
Merritt, Jakia Cooper a
Ciara Cathey. In the seco
grade, we visited w
Caitlin Kelley, Dominic
Bell, Rejonique Pittman a
Bailey Denhan.


Get it from Wal-Mart (Gavin and Bailey), or better still, "find a turkey and cook it," Jakia
advises. Where do you find a turkey? "From the forest" Olivia says her turkeys come

Gavin: You'll need eggs, milk and baking soda. Put the turkey in a big dish, put in the
baking soda, "Whack" the eggs and put them over the turkey, then "pour the milk in and
then you put the turkey in the oven." For how long? "I have no Idea," said Gavin.
Olivia: "Put some spraying stuff on the pan," Olivia advised. Then cook the turkey at -any
degrees you want so it doesn't get burnt." advised. Then cook the turkey at "an
Evan: "Put it in a big pan" and into the oven at 3500.
Jakia: FlavorPut tour turkey with hot sauce and cook it at 7.
Clara: Put the turkey on a big plate and cook it at 5.
Catoin: Boil your turkey at 20 but "take the feathers off."
Dominique: "Get all the blood out and wash" the turkey. Then "chop it into pieces, put it
Rejonique: "Stuff it with stuffing," made of "eggs and corn." Bake it at 350.o
Bailey: Cook your turkey "in the microwave for three m ainuta
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)nd Mashed potatoes are a staple (Olivia, Caitlin and Bailey).
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ue Don't forget the yams (Domlnque) ham and salad (Rejonique)
nd Cranberry sauce is important, too (the chunky kind is Evan's favorite).
Finally, and this was our favorite, Olivia recommends those
"big Life Savers that are red."
Our young culinary experts lit up at the suggestion of dessert.
Evan eagerly anticipates ice cream. Jakia looks forward to "strawberries with chocolate.
Cara wants red Jell-O, and Caitlin and Bailey have their sights on good o1' American
apple pie. Dominique and Rejonique got us salivating with their prospect of red velvet
cake. Dominique will also savor cream cheese pie. Rejonique looks forward to cream
cheese cake and pecan pie.
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BROW N continued from Al

Brant's son Drew
and Forrest had been
best friends since
Brown had served
on the Crestview High
student council, played
varsity golf and basketball,
and was a Bright Futures
He received the
Seminole Boosters Club
Scholarship to Florida
State, and was on the
National Honor Society.
"Forrest was always
very loyal to his friends,"
Brant said. "Several of his
pallbearers will be kids
he went to kindergarten
with," she said.
His many friends
showed up to support
Forrest's parents, Melissa
and David Brown, and
his brother, Nicholas, as
soon as word of his death
By Sunday afternoon,
Brant said, "there were
probably 20 kids playing
soccer in the front yard"

of the Brown's Crestview
"It was very therapeutic
for the family," Brant said
from the Brown's home.
"They didn't want to be
by themselves and were
glad so many people were
"There were so many
kids over there," said Joan
Kublick, a family friend
and occasional lay pastor
at the First Presbyterian
Church, which the Brown
family attends.
"He was such a
delightful young man, he
really was," said Kublick.
"He was very quiet but
very respectful. It was
obvious that he loved his
family very, very much. It
is a very close family."
Friends all remembered
Forrest as a quiet and
faithful guy.
"He was a very reserved
but a wonderful young
man, very respectful and
mannerly," said Brant.
"He was very good to his

friends and his family.
"He wasn't the first one
to talk, but you always
knew what he thought
about you," Brant said.
A funeral service for
Forrest Brown will be
conducted by the Rev.
Mark Broadhead at the
First Presbyterian Church
in Crestview at 2 p.m.
on Wednesday. It will be
preceded by a visitation,
beginning at 1 p.m.

See page

A8 for a


of photos

in memory

of Forrest


FRIDAY continued from Al

"We're going to have
the big sales ad in the
paper," said manager
Angie Dawson.
"There's some good
stuff in that ad," she
Her doors, too, will
open early.
"We open up at 6 a.m.
and we'll be open until
10 p.m."
Electronic gadgetry
will be the most sought-
a after merchandise this
year, retailers predict.
"Flat screen TVs,
laptop computers, digital
cameras things like
that have been doing
extremely well," said
Wal-Mart's Kurpil.

"We're going to have
extremely good prices on
flat screen TVs."
Families that put up
their Christmas trees
and decorate their homes
following Thanksgiving
will also find local
"We have so many
Christmas decorations
arid all kinds of stuff,"
said Dawson at Big Lots.
"We're going to have
great prices."
With the expected
intensity of Friday's
bargain shopping,
area retailers advise
consumers to plan ahead,
and be prepared to face
the throngs.

"Everybody's going
to be out in full force,"
reminded Kurpil. "Be
patient in any retailer,
because there's going to
be a crowd there."
Dawson suggests
shoppers read the ads
carefully so they know
is on sale to avoid
disappointment when
they take the wrong item
to the check-out and find
it's not on sale..
"We'll have our ad
posted in the front of
the store," Dawson said,
and, will put dots by
each sale item indicating
its location to facilitate

EMPTY continued from Al

Covenant Hospice's
bereavement specialist
Charlotte Eschmann. "Be
gentle with yourself, and
allow yourself time to
Creating new rituals
when some family
holiday traditions are too
intimately connected with
the lost loved one, or were
performed by them, is
perfectly acceptable.
The loss of a child is
painful for surviving
parents, particularly when
the child had siblings.
Sharing advice from
Rabbi Earl Grollman,
Covenant volunteer
Cynthia Hall said, "How a
parent handles the holidays
will determine to a large
extent how children will
handle it, You can't bring
back the old holidays but
you can commemorate a
new one."
"The type of grief you
have differs with the
different relationship you
have with each person,"

said Joan Young.
"Grief is a necessity and
it it's also a privilege. It's a
giving and receiving. If you
have never loved, you can't
After her son died,
Young found comfort by
continuing to include him
in her holiday celebrations.
She hangs his stocking at
the fireplace, but instead
of putting toys or candy in
it, friends stop by and fill it
with notes sharing favorite
stories about him.
She makes a donation to
charities her son supported
in his name. "I can picture
him with a smile on his face
when I do that," she said.
Since her son enjoyed
gardening, a skill she says
she lacks, Young also plants
a flower or shrub in the back
yard in his memory each
holiday. "If it lives, I take
care of it," she said. "If it
dies, he can take care of it,"
she added with a twinkle in
her eye.
Each participant received

GCping with grief
Copies of the G3rief and the Holidays
booklet are available-from Covenant
Hospice while supplies last. Stop by
370 West Redstone Drive in Crestview,
or call (850) 682-3628

* ASK what they want and do not want
for the holidays.
* INCLUDE the children in deciding an
appropriate gift in memory of a loved
* DISCUSS the holidays and how they
will be celebrated.
* ENCOURAGE them to talk about
their loved one.
* NO FEAR! Don't be afraid to have
tun! It is not disrespectful.

a booklet called Grief and the
Holidays. It offered advice
including: plan ahead;
accept your limitations;
take care of yourself; it's OK
to feel sad; it's OK to feel
good; cry, cry, cry; lower
expectations; and confide
in someone.
Before the program
adjourned for a
Thanksgiving lunch served
by volunteers from Fisher
House of the Emerald
Coast, Covenant Chaplain
Lee Joyner presided over a
holiday memorial wreath
It was something families
missing a loved one can
include in their holiday
Four white candles
were lit in the centerpiece
"As we light these four
candles in honor of you,"
Joyner intoned, "we light
one for our grief, one for
our courage, one for our
memories, and one for our

on the holidays
* Plant a living Christmas tree
* Create a memorial candle.
* Place a single flower on the table.
* Observe a moment of silence or
prayer before a meal.
* Reserve time to tell a favorite story
about your loved one
* Create a special table setting or floral
arrangement in memory of your loved
* Buy a "present" for your loved one
in the form of a gift to the home or
* Make a donation to a charity in your
loved one's name
* Hang a special stocking in memory
of your loved one.
* Prepare a photo album of past
* Make a shadow box with items
belonging to your lov&d one.

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Opinion & Editorial


Thoughts on Thanksgiving

From the moment I was old
enough to read, the story of the
first Thanksgiving in our country
revolved around pilgrims, natives,
a.great feast of plenty, and both
settlers and Indians joining in
prayers of thanksgiving to God
for a productive harvest. The
pilgrims I speak of are the English
Pilgrims that landed in Plymouth,
Massachusetts in the year 1620.
The much celebrated event
occurring one year later brought
these brave settlers and the local
Wampanoag tribe together to share
in celebrating their harvest and the
building of a friendly relationship
between the two peoples. This
famous joining of two distinctly
different cultures was historically
noteworthy, and spanned for three
The feast would have included

To the Editor

"Mockingbird" quarrel
calls for courage

I have read with great interest
the comments written by many,
including a recent editorial .
regarding the Fort Walton Beach
I ask myself the question, when
will race relations in the country
and this community become such
that people are sensitive to others
and are willing to treat people (all
people) with dignity and respect.
The mere fact that a presentation of
such a play was chosen by anyone
from that period in American
history may be indicative of the
progress or the lack of progress
we've made in human relations over
the years.
Many of us grewup and faced
racism on every hand, when
the N-word was used by white
southerners without reservation
during the 1940s,.50s and 60s. We
lknow what it's like and recognize
it for what itis. The spiritual
implications speak volumes
...Unfortunately, many of our.
Sftainline churches are silent on the
issues and our preachers dare not
speak out, for fear of repercussions
from those who warm the pew and
pay their salaries.
Is there any wonder that our
children grow up with such warped
values regarding acceptable
behavior? Some of those who
say, "Don'tcensor, let the play
proceed" are the same Bible-toting
neoconservatives who would never
admit to having a racist bone in
their body. Furthermore, they would
quickly exclaim, "Why, some of my
best friends are black!" I, for one,
applaud the position taken by the
school board and suggest a better
selection be made in the future.
Finally, I believe Pastor Larry
Boldin is right on target when
he characterizes the issue as a
sensitivity issue. It's too bad
that other leading pastors and
community leaders haven't spoken
to this issue.
Chaplain Walter E. Beamon,

wild game and fowl such as
fish, deer, duck, turkey, and
geese. Although the "pumpkin
pie" theory is very far fetched,
vegetables such as squash, corn and
pumpkin most likely shared the
table of thanksgiving.
The settlers gave thanks to God
for providing them a great harvest,
a positive relationship with the
Indians who populated the area,
and his grace and provision for
their long journey to settle the new
I'm sure we would all like to
think that the story of the "first"
thanksgiving in our nation is
totally true. 6li fact, the "first" part
has been disproved during the
last few years. Being a descendant
of several English and Scottish
immigrants, this bothered me to
a certain degree. But the more I
learned about the real "first"
documented thanksgiving meal
between European settlers and
native Indians in this country,
the more I was amazed that this
event actually occurred in my
home State of Florida.
Being a descendant of
French Huguenots as well, I

must confess a new sense of pride
and interest to learn that the first
known "Thanksgiving" celebration
actually occurred on the banks of
the St. Johns River near present
day Jacksonville, Fla., in the year
1564. The Huguenot settlers led by
French Admiral Jean Ribault, built
this small settlement and named it
"Fort Caroline."
Upon their arrival to the
new world, the first known
protestant prayer was offered up
to God. Later, after Captain Rene
Laudonniere, an officer to Ribault,
arrived with 300 additional French
settlers, a thanksgiving feast was
held with the local Timucuan
Indians, who were friendly toward
the brave explorers who fled their
home country to avoid religious
persecution for their break from the
Catholic Church.
In "Influence of France on
Florida" by Jerry Wilkinson,
the author clearly speaks to
the generosity of the natives
in providing natural resources
that help the settlers survive
in this pristine yet dangerous
environment. The Indians met
the arrival of Laudonniere and

company with grain, fruit, and wild
This newfound relationship with
the local tribe caused Laudonniere
to call for a feast of celebration
for their good fortune. On June
30,1564, Laudonniere wrote in
his journal, "we sang a psalm of
thanksgiving unto God, beseeching
his Grace to continue his
accustomed goodness toward us".
This event occurred 57 years before
the better know thanksgiving
celebration at Plymouth.
*What is clear from both of these
historical accounts is the brave
immigrants coming to this nation
had a deep faith in God and chose
to celebrate the hospitality and
friendship provided by the Native
Americans by thanking their
creator for his providence. They
also had one thing in common;
both had cause to thank God for
the freedom to worship in the
manner in which they wished...
not as some state or government
Their acts of worship to their
King must have had an impact on
the natives who shared in their
prayers. Many native Americans

became believers in Jesus Christ
because of the diligence of these
new world settlers who spread the
word of the God in this new land
and possessed an abiding belief
in having a personal relationship
with our Savior.
Maybe that's what we should
really think about ... not which
thanksgiving was first, but what
the holiday means to us; a special
time to stop and give thanks to
our God for being so gracious to
us and providing all the blessing
we enjoy. And the greatest blessing
of them all, is the right to worship
free from oppression and/control!
What an opportunity to share
our faith in God, and show the -
love of Jesus Christ by making
hospitality available to those who
may be unloved, lonely, or in
need of experiencing what being a
Christian is all about.
And while thinking about it,
maybe down here in Florida, we
should celebrate thanksgiving
twice a year. Turkey and dressing
with all the fixings agree with me
in both summer and fall... .in fact,
any time of the year!!
Graham W. Fountain, Tallahassee

Why not 21? The renewed debate over underage drinking

Stephen Wallace

Renewed public discourse
about the advisability of
lowering the legal drinking
age, largely fueled by former
Middlebury College president
John M. McCardell Jr., has
opened a different front in the
war on substance use and abuse
among young people. While
some have tired of the now
decades-old debate, a fresh
round of honest discussion by
informed public policy- makers
and pundits can only inure to the
benefit of those with the most at
Among McCardell's many
arguments for issuing drinking
"licenses" to 18.t.2Q year. olds..
are suggestions that the current
legal age of 21 breeds disrespect
for the law, deprives parents of
opportunities to teach children
to drink responsibly, and drives
problem drinking further
underground and out of sight of
those who might be inclined to
But addressing this epidemic
by enabling it would be akin to
suggesting that we can solve the
problem of speeding by doing
away with speed limits, pointed
out Dr. Robert DuPont, president
of the Institute for Behavior and
Health and former director of
the National Institute on Drug
Abuse (NIDA). As for the
parents, SADD's Teens Today
research reveals that those who
allow their children to learn to
drink at home actually incite
significantly more drinking
elsewhere. And arguing that
moving the legal drinking age
to 18 will magically transport
alcohol use out of the shadows
and into the light overlooks

the fact that young people use
alcohol today much differently
than they did even a decade ago.
High-risk, or binge drinking,
something McCardell cites as
a relatively new phenomenon,
has become more of a means
to an end (getting drunk) for
many youth rather than part of a
larger social strategy. And that is
unlikely to change with a lower
drinking age.
In truth, there are many
reasons that young people are
drinking alcohol and drinking
it in large quantities, including
genetics, social environments
and such mental health triggers
as stress, anxiety and depression.
Simplifying complicated
etiology bypasses important
issues related to healthy human
On the website,
MADD sets up and promptly
rebuts five myths about
underage drinking and drinking
laws, addressing, for example,
the "forbidden fruit" issue, the
"If I am old enough to go to
war I am old enough to drink"
argument, and the worn (and
false) "Europe doesn't have these
problems" analogy.
In contrast, the testimony on
the other side sometimes seems
aimed more at assuaging the
inconvenienced than at best
serving America's youth. The
Chronicle of Higher Education
reported that, during his tenure
as a college president, McCardell
came to "resent" the law because
it forces administrators to
"choose between policing their
students [and] looking the other
way." Similarly, J. Lee Peters,
vice president for student affairs
at the University of Hartford,
told The Chronicle that the law

undermines his relationships
with students.
But perhaps the undermining
actually occurs when those
charged with educating young
people downplay a public health
crisis that threatens the safety of
those with whom they are trying
to forge meaningful relationships
in the first place.
Even some of the statistics
used to bolster the argument for
lowering the drinking age appear
to reinforce the imperative that
alcohol be restricted among less
physiologically and socially
mature populations. These
include one cited by Indiana
University Professor Ruth
Eng that says 22 percent of
all students under 21 years of
age, compared to 18 percent
of students over 21, are heavy
According to The Surgeon
General's Call to Action to
Prevent and Reduce Underage
Drinking, alcohol use by young
people is a leading contributor
to death from injuries, plays a
significant role in risky sexual
behavior, increases the risk of
assault, and is associated with
academic failure and illicit drug
use. Specifically, this important
report highlights that:
An estimated 1,700 college
students die each year from
alcohol-related injuries.
Approximately 600,000
students are injured while under
the influence of alcohol.
Some 700,000 students are
assaulted by other students who
have been drinking.
About 100,000 students are
victims of alcohol-related sexual
assaults or date rapes.
Just as significant, the report
points to emerging facts about

the permanent damage alcohol
can inflict upon the structure
and function of still- developing
adolescent and young adult
Undoing the current
minimum-age drinking laws
would likely do little, if anything,
to reduce problematic drinking
behaviors on college campuses
and most assuredly would
contribute to the downward age-
trending of initiation into alcohol
use by legally moving it into
the high school community. It is
pertinent to note that, according
to Teens Today, students in
grades 6-12 ranked the drinking
age as the number-one reason
why they choose not to use
No matter how
inconvenienced they may be,
conflicted adults are a huge
part of the problem rather
than even a small part of the
solution. By turning a blind
eye, they perpetuate the fallacy
that drinking by youths is really
no big deal. By contrast, U.S.
Health and Human Services
Secretary Michael 0. Leavitt,
in introducing the surgeon
general's report, stated with
much-needed clarity, "Underage
alcohol consumption is a major
societal problem with enormous
health and safety consequences."
Given that, might we be better
off asking, "Why not 21?"
Stephen Wallace is national
chairman and chief executive
officer of SADD, Inc. (Students
Against Destructive Decisions).
He has broad experience as
a school psychologist and
adolescent counselor. For more
information about SADD, visit For more on Stephen,


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Crestview News Bulletin IA5

Quilt raffle held Nov. 19 for Morrison

A raffle fund-raiser
took place Nov. 19 to
raise funds-'for Gary
Morrison Jr.
The winning ticket
was drawn by Rachel's
son, Tristian. The quilt
was won by ticket
holder Rosemarie
Contributors to this
event included the
faculty and staff
members at Niceville
High School, Davidson
Middle School and
Crestview High Shool
as well as the members
of the Shoal River
Bowling Leagues,
Okaloosa county
bus drivers and the
organizers of a recent
yard and bake sale

Special to the News Bulletin
Pictured are (back row) Gary

(front row}d his uncle,
Greg Morrison-,The quilt was won by
Rosemarie Morris.


Waunette McLaney in 1994. She was a member
Waunette McLaney, of the Svea Assembly of
age 87, passed away in God Church and was a
a Crestview health care homemaker.
17, A .ghters, Charlene White
7Hartford, Ala i4 Hill and Marilyn
Hatord A ..... .i f'o and husband Dale of
a resident of Laurel HilL~ is e s'is e
Fla. She was preceded"~ 'ew; sister, Nelma
death by her husband. eese Shields of Hartford;
James Bernice ..o brothers,, Duron Smith
Lamar Smith, both of

Montgomery, Ala.; five
grandchildren, Wesley
White of Warner Robbins,
Ga., Kevin White of
Laurel Hill, Kyle Coon of
Crestview, Jeremy Coon
of Laurel Hill, and Cristy
Spears of Baker; and 12
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, Nov. 20
at Evans Funeral Home

with Rev. Curtis Manning
officiating, followed by
interment at 2:30 p.m. at
Wesley Chapel at Hartford.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Evans
Funeral Home in Florala,
You may sign or leave a
comment on her guestbook
at www.crestviewbulletin.


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Crestview News Bulle:in

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you probably have a
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and read the sermon ,
Sunday morning, he or
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This Sunday, Nov. 25, 4
has been set aside by ---
Governor Charlie Cri-;t
to do just that.
"The heart of the
educa-tional system i- the
educator who is devoted ,I.
to sharing his or her
knowledge with their
students," read the
Retired Educators Da\
"We have many -
retired educators who
have spent most of .
their lives giving
themselves to our
education system,"
the proclamation
Area pastors
are encouraged
to recognize retired
educators in their
congregations during
this Sunday's services,
said Amarene '' "
Griffith, president
of the Okaloosa
Retired Educators .;N "
"There are a lot of us w
who go to churches here,"
Griffith said.

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After cooking a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast for Covenant Hospice's "Coping with the Holidays" pro-
gram, volunteer Trecia Chedister received more than praises for her culinary skills.

Representatives of the Gold Star Wives, an organization of widows of servicemen, presented Chedister and her
kitchen helper, Robert Lynn, with a check for $500 for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.
(From left) Gold Star Wives chapter president Tish Johnson, Chedister, Lynn, and Gold Star Wives chapter presi-
dent emeritus Joan Young. Fisher House is continuing fund raising for the military family hospice by selling raffle
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Ranger wives gather for afternoon tea

John Parrott
Crestview News Bulletin
The scene could have
been taken directly from
a Jane Austen novel, but
the purpose was clearly
21st century.
Spouses and widows
of Army Rangers
gathered at the Ivy Leaf
Tea Parlor on Nov. 18 for
The ceremony was an
elegant representation
of Victorian and
Edwardian England high
teas, complete with fine
china, linen napkins,
crystal, and three-tiered
silver service trays.
All that were missing
were footmen, maids,
and waiters attired in
period costumes.
The women present
were wives of men who
are at the tip of the
spear, defending this
nation. The all had some
connection with current
or past commanders,
officers, or staff at U.S.
Army Ranger Camp
James E. Rudder, or, as it
is also known, Auxiliary
Field 6 on Eglin Air Force
Base. From the youngest
to the oldest, the event
was one tailored for
the ladies. It was their
special day.
Among them
were former' and
current educators,
dental hygienists and
housewives, mothers
and grandmothers.
The idea for the tea
came from Tom and Carol
Moody, of Crestview,
who have had a long
association with Eglin's
Ranger Camp.
Hub City Ford
sponsored the event, and
one of the participants

John Parrott
Crestview News Bulletin

Ranger wives pose out-
side Ivy Leaf Tea Parlor
with sponsor, Hub City
Right: Table set for formal
high tea ceremony about
to commence

was Saundra Daggs,
who gave a wonderful
account of her life
as a wife, mother,
educator and part-time
There is something
special and elegant
about a formal tea, and
the ladies who attended
know much social
networking gets done at
these events.
Many a good tip is
passed from older wives
to the younger ones.
That was a main
reason behind the tea -
to bring together wives
of these special men
and introduce them to
one another. Each wife
learned something new
and was able to pass on
knowledge of her own.

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