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Voters faced with frequent calls, prevalent

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Local resident Joe Chancey speaks with Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Pat Hollarn about his fri
erroneous data for voter registration made by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehi

Election Day challen

Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin
They interrupt your dinner and your
visits with company. They interrupt
washing your dishes. They interrupt your
quiet reading time, your viewing the lat-
est Netflix movie and gasp even
Sunday's football game.
"They" are candidates who were seek-
ing your votes in Tuesday's Presidential
Preference Election.
Even worse, only a minority of "their",
calls was made by live human beings. The
majority are "robocalls."
After you've made the mad dash from
your easy chair, leaping over the cat, slith-
ering on the newly waxed floor as you
dive for the phone, receiving auto-dialed

"We've gotten
complaints up the
gazzoo! It's the biggest
turnoff in this election."
Pat Hollarn, Okaloosa County Supervisor of
Elections, regarding "robocalls"
calls with a pre-recorded pitch becomes
all the more frustrating.
It's the sort of intrusion we once suf-
fered from shady business ventures. Pub-
lic outcry against frequent business calls
finally spurred Congress to establish the
National Do Not Call Registry, which

Dwyer statement addresses felony charges

Crestview resident dropped out of state representative race

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Crestview resident and former
state representative candidate
Andrew Dwyer released an
e-mail statement in response to
a report detailing felony charges
against him.
Dwyer, 24, referred to the 2006
federal felony conviction against
him as "an unfortunate mistake Andrew
that was cleared up years ago."
An article last week in the Northwest
Florida Daily News detailed the charges
against Dwyer.
An Aug. 16, 2005, federal indictment
stated that on three occasions in 2005,
Dwyer "pretended to be" a contract
employee of the Federal Aviation
Administration and used that status to fly
free on: commercial jets out of Okaloosa

"It was an unfortunate mistake that
was cleared up years ago. "
Andrew Dwyer

Dwyer pleaded guilty to one
count and the other .two counts
were dismissed.
The Florida Constitution
Dwyer states, "No person convicted
of a felony ... shall be qualified
to vote or hold office until restoration of
civil rights or removal of disability."
Dwyer said in his statement that he
was told by the Division of Elections that
a candidate need only be able to vote
before holding office, and that he could
continue his campaign.
Dwyer announced Jan. 9 that he was
dropping out of the race to succeed

District 5 Rep. Don Brown.
Dwyer cited a recent injury to his.
father as the reason he left the race.
Dwyer is president of the DVS
Group. He is a member of the Crestview
Chamber of Commerce.
The new statement was sent from
Dwyer's business e-mail. Dwyer
confirmed he wrote the message, but
did not wish to make an additional

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Kyle Wright
Crestview News Bulletin
Word of a possible shopping center in
Crestview spawns the usual questions.
What stores? What restaurants? Where
at? How soon?
A Crestview City Council workshop
Monday tried to answer this question:
"How do we pay for it?"
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strations with a shopping, dining and entertainment
ustrations with destination in Crestview says it will take a
team effort to make the project a reality.
Land Capital Group made a presentation
e prior to the regular Crestview City
Council/meeting requesting an economic
development partnership between the
"Think of this as a local economic
stimulus package," Scott Davison of Land
Capital Group told the council. "We know
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something like this, but without help from
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Sharing and Caring awaits facility

Non-profit organization in need of city approval for new building

John Parrott
Crestview News Bulletin

Few people have
done more for the poor,
homeless and needy in
north Okaloosa County
than Aileen and Joe
This mother and son
duo started the Sharing
and Caring program.
here in Hub City more
than 20 years ago. They
have seen their efforts
grow from supplying
the needy out of the
trunk of their car to an
operation that soon will
be housed in a brand
new building.
"We started by
handing loafs of bread
and canned goods to
the homeless," said Joe
Barley, "and here we are
Said Aileen: "Our
efforts have always been
directed toward the
homeless and needy."
:"We aren't about
building monuments
or padding our bank
account," Joe added.
"We are doing.what
God commands us to
do, and it's no more
complicated than that."
The operation
provides food for
approximately 100
families a month and
Operates on a $500
weekly budget that
includes essentials such
as help paying utility
The organization has
outgrown its present.
location. The new, state-
of-the-art steel building
will be erected on the
grounds adjacent to
the familiar landmark
on Wilson Street. It
sits directly behind
the Elder Services
of Okaloosa County
building and faces.
Martin Luther King
"We were fortunate,"
says Sharing and Caring
chairperson Cynthia
Hall, a former United
States Department of
Agriculture Program

executive. "We were
able to raise enough
money through various
grants to purchase a
building for our long
term needs. It has been
delivered, and we are
awaiting city planning
approval to get started."
One of the things
that sets Sharing and
Caring apart from other
charities: Everyone is a
"Thankfully we
have enough kind-
hearted people in the
community willing to
donate of themselves,"
said Hall. "HoweVer,
we can always use more
volunteers, and anyone
willing to help is asked
to contact us."
Hall praises those
who volunteer their
time and effort to
helping Sharing and
Caring function amid
scandals that rock many
national charities.
"Every cent we
take in goes directly to
the helping the poor,
and few not-for-profit
groups can make that
claim," Hall said "But
what is important is we
feed the hungry and
help wherever possible

with housing and utility
cost for the poor and
homeless and that is
what we are about.
"As Joe (Barley) says,
it gets no complicated
than that."
Madge Timmons,
a feisty Brit who
now calls Crestview
home, is one of the
tireless workers who
oversee the day-to-
day operations and
maintain the necessary
"We don't ask a lot
from those in need,"
Timmons said. "We try
to keep is simple as
possible and require
nothing but a photo
ID and social security
number for,,,.,tax .
exempt purpob'6, and
that's the, extend of the
persoiaal inforrction we
have on file
On, any typical day'.
.a family off our'filli
receive about.,$25 worth
of non-perishable
foods, including sa cks
of rice, noodles, instant
potatoes, along with '
canned meat and
vegetables. '-.
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a family from going
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"Tax-Time Blues":
Does the prospect of filing
your 2007 taxes have you
nervous and worried?
The AARP once again
will be providing free tax
preparation services here
at the library'for low and
middle income residents,
with special attention to
those age 60 and older.
This free assistance will
be on a first-come, first-
served basis from Feb. 1
through April 15. Sign-in
is required.
Hours will be:
Mondays from 2 to 6
Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1
Copies of the more
common forms, including
1099s and W-2s, are
available free for pick-up
in the library reference
area. Additional forms are
available from the Internal
Revenue Service website at
CHS Art Reception:
A reception for CHS Art
Students will be held at
6:30 p.m. Monday.
Poets Wanted: Open-
Mic Poetry Reading &
Contest Tuesday, April 8,
2008 from6 8 p.m. at the
Robert L.F. Sikes Public
In celebration of
American Library Week
and National Poetry
Month, the Crestview
Public Library will host an
Open-Mic Poetry Evening.
If you..ould like to read
a poem you have written,
please call 682-4432.
Friends of the Crestview
Library also will sponsor
a poetry writing contest
for area middle school and
high school students. Cash,
books, and t-shirts will be
awarded for the top three
"Teen Internet Cafe":
This program is Feb. 15
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Registration and a library
card (with Internet
permission) is required.

"What's Hot, What's
Not: Decorating for
Today" is the First Tuesday
Lecture for Feb. 5 and
will be presented by

Special to The News Bulletin
One of Sophia Valverde's
pen-and-ink portraits will
be displayed at the
reception for CHS art
students on Feb. 4
interior designer Carol
Stearns. She is the owner
of Interiors by Decorating
Den and is the decorating
columnist for the
Northwest Florida Daily
News. Please join us at 10
a.m. for coffee and cookies.
The lecture will begin at
10:30 a.m.
This program is a
favorite among our adult

Toddlers: The
"Valentine's Day" Lap
Sit is Feb. 12 at 10:15 a.m.
The event Designed for
toddlers under the age of
three and their caregiver.
Older children are always
Preschoolers: The
"African Tales" Story Time
is Feb. 6 at 10:15 a.m. The
program is designed for
children who are at least
three years old.
Intermediate: The
"Love" After School Stories
program is Feb. 4 The first
Monday of the month is
designed for children ages
six and up. We gather for
stories, music, crafts, and
research activities. Sign-
in begins at 3:45 p.m. The
program itself lasts from 4
to about 4:45 p.m. Parents
are welcome to visit once
and get a feel for the class,
and then feel free to enjoy
the library.
Family Library Time:
One evening a month,
come enjoy time at the
library as a family! This
program is designed for
families with elementary
and middle school
children. Please visit the
library for more details as
the events draw near.

"Nightlife" by Thomas
Perry. If you'like murder
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you absolutely will enjoy

"Time is

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can spend."

Theophrastus, Greek
this one. We get to imagine
a female serial killer in the
making. Perry shows how
she is evolving each step
of the way. Right alongside
her is a female homicide
detective following her
every move, trying to
figure out the next move to
make before she, herself,
becomes a victim. If
you like well-developed
characters and plots then
you have check this one
out. I listened to it on CD
and didn't want it to stop.
"The Cold Moon" by
Jeffery Deaver. This is
another murder mystery
that keeps you on edge
until the very end. The
serial killer in this thriller
is exquisitely cunning.
He has his whole agenda
planned out in advance,
though the detectives
don't figure that out until
several of the pieces start
to fall into place. Again, I
listened to this one on CD
and loved every minute
of it. As with Thomas
Perry, Deaver develops his
characters and plot so well
his audience can believe it
is right there in the story.

On the Web: www. / library.
Phone: 682-4432
Fax: 689-4788
Address: 1445
Commerce Drive,
Crestview, FL 32539
(Behind the Crestview Post

"Time is the most
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The room was not

But in good news,
POCD director Mia
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to report that Angel's
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much interest that the
organization received
offers of several guitars
to replace the one stolen
from Angel.

The name "Wilma
Jones" appeared on the
disputed check mentioned
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of the Crestview News
Bulletin. The name was
spelled incorrectly in the
original article.

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Ann Spann I Crestview News Bulletin
Many north Okaloosa campaign signs are placed illegally. Crestview Administrative Services Director Mike Wing says
signs are not permitted on public property.

POLLS continued from Al

took effect on Oct. 1, 2003.
However, politicians ex-
empted themselves, their
minions and their pollsters
from the very protection
citizens demanded.
At election time, as some
residents have learned,

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sor of Elections Pat Hollarn
is frequently on the receiv-
ing end of irate citizens'
protests over the usurpa-
tion of their telephones.
"Oh my God!" Hollarn
exclaimed. "We've gotten
complaints up the gazzoo!
It's the biggest turnoff in
this election."
One of the complaints
really hit home when
Hollarn's own husband
called her at work and
said, "You've got to get
them to stop calling
Hollarn also cited the
case of a recently wid-
owed woman whose late
husband's cell phone
has been the target of
"The poor woman
was just irate," Hollarn
related. "She told me,
'I'm not going to vote,
I'm so mad!'
"People are just furi-
ous," Hollarn said.
Tom, a staffer at Re-
publican presidential
candidate Mitt Rom-
ney's, Tallahassee head-
quarters, said the calls
are legal in Florida.
(Tom refused to pro-

vide his last name).
"If people want to do
something about it, they
can contact their legisla-
tor," Tom, suggested, cit-
ing efforts by state Sen. Jim
King (R-Jacksonville) to
outlaw the practice within
the state.
Tom then confessed,
"I've been getting lot of
calls myself. It's that time
of the year."
Justifying their robo-
calls, Kristi Campbell,
Romney's Florida director
of communications, said,
"Overall, Gov. Romney
can't be everywhere in the
state at once, so you want
to give voters as much in-
formation as possible.
Campbell refused to
say if the campaign has
any statistics that suggest
the practice sways voters
one way or the other.
Asked if the Romney
campaign ever considered
using the National Do Not
Call Registry to "scrub"
their own calling lists,
Campbell said, "We don't
talk about our campaign
The use of robocalls is
legal. Another common

election time intrusion is
not: the proliferation of
campaign signs next to
our roads.
"Simply, it's illegal to
have them on the right
of way on state and local
roads," Hollarn said. "Peo-
ple just do it anyway."
Crestview Administra-
tive Services Director Mike
Wing is resigned to the
signs being a traditional
part of electioneering, de-
spite their illegality.
"We generally do not
go around pulling those
signs up as long as they're
not up for too lengthy
a period of time," Wing
If they're posted where
they might pose a danger,
such as blocking motor-
ists' vision at busy inter-
section, Administrative
Services crews "will pull
'em up," Wing said, "and
we'll dispose of them."
But, Wing emphasized,
the signs are not permit-
ted on public property to
begin with.
"People are supposed
to post them on private
property only," Wing


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stalled at

the polls

Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin

businessman Joe Chancey
was hoppin' mad.
"I just wanted to vote,"
he said. "They said I
"They" were the poll
workers at his local pre-
Yet the real fault lay
just a few blocks from the
county Supervisor of Elec-
tions office at the driver's
license bureau.
Chancey had damaged
his license and had to have
a replacement made. In the
process his political party
registration inadvertently
was changed to "indepen-
"I've. been a Republi-
can all my life," Chancey
said. "How could they just
change that?"
"Many HSMV (High-
way Safety & Motor Vehi-
cles) workers do bad work
and have poor quality con-
trol," Supervisor of Elec-
tions Pat Hollarn patiently
explained. "Our folks up
here are nice, but there are
others across the state that
are just awful!"
Chancey wasn't the
first citizen whose voting
rights were compromised
by errors in the process of
obtaining new or replace-
ment drivers licenses.
One thing voters can do
is carefully proof the in-
formation that will go on
their license before signing
it, Hollarn said.
If voters are more vigi-
lant at the driver's license
bureau, some of the mis-
takes clerks make can be
caught before the license is
As for Joe Chancey, using
a combination of his former
voting card and informa-
tion on file at Hollarn's of-
fice, he was allowed to cast
a provisional ballot in yes-
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Crestview News Bulletin I A5

bust nets

$1,600 cash

Two arrested at Randolph Court home

Brian Hughes
Crestview News Bulletin

said Lt. Joseph
recovered a
amount of drug

The Crestview Police packaged up.
Department's S.W.A.T. were planning
team assisted the Street of it this we
Crimes Unit in a major drug way it was pa
bust Thursday night at a indicative of
Randolph Court home. distribute. Somn
Arrested for possession going to be p
of a controlled substance weekend," Flou
were Nakia Latease The police
Bradshaw, 18, and Kea individuallypa
Bess, 29, of Crestview of cocaine wit]
"It was a significant $2,300, as well
arrest of two people who of marijuana f
were obviously supplying of the suspect's
a lot of folks around there," seized was $1,6

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traditional financing. o"Thi
The group's proposal
asks the city and county to econon
help make up the difference
by reinvesting a combined
$7 million in incremental
sales tax and property tax addressed th
revenue generated by the concerns.
project. "We canr
According to the monies to con
proposal, the $7 million problems or ad
could be reinvested over 30 problems with
years and would repay costs and develop
of public infrastructure. said. "The peo
The proposal asks the anyway. It's ju
city and county to return 75 to Destin to sho
percent of annual sales tax CH-LCG
and property tax revenue hopes to build
generated by the project Landing devel
until the $7 million is the west side
repaid. Boulevard, nor
The city and county and south of
would kelp 100 percent extension of Ho
of tax revenue after the $7 The develop
million reinvestment, feature 392,000
Council members asked of retail shop
if the city's share of the new leading nationa
tax revenue could cover the and a 12-scree
need for new services in the theater.
development area. In other busi
City Administrative City Cl
ServicesDirectorMike Wing Young told

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seized 43
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as a quantity
found in one
s purse. Also
600 in cash.

"It definitely ruined

somebody's weekend."
Police Chief Brian Mitchell

"That's a significant
amount of cash to have on
hand for two unemployed
people living in public
housing," Floyd said.
Thursday night's bust
was the latest in a series.
"It definitely ruined
somebody's weekend,"
commented Police Chief
Brian Mitchell.
"We're working hard,"
Floyd said. "We have a
good unit who are really
diligent in their efforts. It's
a team effort.

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that city representatives
will meet with Waste
Management today to
discuss fees claimed by the
city's former trash collection
Council member
Brenda Bush told the
council a traffic signal is
scheduled to be installed
at the intersection of U.S.
90 and Old Bethel Road as
early as June 1 and no later
than August.
The council scheduled
a workshop for 5 p.m. on
Feb. 11 to take the next step
in the process to secure a
Staffing for Adequate Fire
and Emergency Response
The council asked the
heads of city departments
to discuss possible revisions
to a policy requiring
department heads and

"We want to really hit
the drug dealers where it
hurts: in their pockets. We
don't only want to take the
drugs. We want to take the
proceeds as well as any
property they made off
those proceeds.
"As the city's growing,
we have to maintain a
proactive stance to keep a
handle on the drugs. With
the increased population,
comes increased crime, and
our chief's stance is to keep
pressure on the criminals."

designated supervisory
personnel to reside within
city limits.
The council heard
plans for the Chamber of
Commerce TripleB Barbeque
cookoff set for March 8.
The council appointed
Alton Jones to the Planning
and Zoning Board.
The council appointed
Katie Sharon to the Bicycle
Pedestrian Committee of
the TPO.

City Council
Key issue: A
developer presented
a financing plan for
a shopping, dining
and entertainment
destination in
Key action: The
council authorized
city representatives to
approach the county to
discuss the project.
Next meeting:
Feb. 11, 6 p.m.

Panhandle scores 98

percent in water quality

forestry practices

Preliminary results
of the 2007 Silvicultural
Best Management Prac-
tices Implementation
Survey show the Division
of Forestry's Region 1, in-
cluding north Okaloosa
County, is 98 percent in
compliance with BMP
Seventy-five proper-
ties, including four in
Okaloosa County, were
evaluated in 14 possible
categories in Region 1, the
15 westernmost counties
in the Florida panhandle.
Categories include vari-
ous water and land fea-
tures, many timber ac-
tivities and some special
Okaloosa County's av-
erage also was 98 percent
in compliance.
"Okaloosa County
was right at the Panhan-
dle average," said Cathy
Hardin of the Florida Di-

vision of Forestry.
Region 1 received 100
percent in six of the 14
categories. The 1( st-
scoring category overall
was waste disposal. The
lowest score overall by
any one site was 83 per-
The survey is per-
formed on a biennial basis
to monitor and measure
implementation of Best
Management practices.
The Department of For-
estry has been charged
with development and
implementation of BMPs
for forestry practices.
This survey keeps the
Division of Forestry ap-
prised of the effective-
ness of the BMP program.
It also gives the public an
overview of the program
and the effort landown-
ers, loggers and contrac-
tors put into protecting
water quality.


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1/10: Antonio
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1096 South Wilson St.,
Crestview, was charged
with battery and
obstruction (resisting an
officer without violence).
* Terry Marvis Jones,
58, of 323 Powell Drive,
Crestview, was charged
with battery causing
bodily harm, robbery
and criminal mischief.
* Doyle Burke Horton,
III, 28, of 217 Seneca
Trail, Crestview, was
charged with .20 counts
of possession of child
pornographic images.
1/11: A Crestview
teenager was charged
with battery / domestic
violence. Vickie Brooks
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was charged with
possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana.
* Diara Menlyse Scott,
19, of 114 Banner Court,
Crestview, was charged
with making a. false report
of a crime.
1/12: Douglas William
Hobbs, 40, of 2137 Hagood
Loop, Crestview, was
charged with operating
a vehicle against license
1/13: Montella Tashana
Shaw, 22, of 430 Northview
Lane, Crestview, was
charged with breach of
the peace / disorderly
conduct and resisting an
officer without violence. *
Latoya McClain, 31, of 50
Mallard Ave., Crestview,
was charged with being
a fugitive from justice
based on an outstanding
Covington County
violation of probation
1/14: Seth Brandon
Gabriel, 26, of 721
McCaskill -,Street #3,
Crestview, was charged
with one count of criminal
mischief. Robert H.
Harvey, 18, of 321 Addison
Place, Crestview, was
charged with one count of
domestic violence battery.

Okaloosa County
crime reports
1/12: David Dewayne
Cottrell, 34, of 323 Kelly
Place, DeFuniak Springs,
was charged with failure
to appear on a charge of
driving with an expired
license for more than four
1/13: Bobby Ray
Clinton, 37, at 3418
Auburn Road, Crestview,
was charged with trespass
after warning.
1/14: Jerry Jerome
Aaron, 34, of 330 E.
Walnut Street, Crestview,
was arrested for failure
to appear on a charge
of driving while license
suspended or revoked.
* Chad W. Moreland,
23, of 2801 Ultra Lane,
Crestview, was charged
with violation of
probation for knowingly
driving while license
suspended or revoked.
* Nealy McCraney,
71, of 826 Mayo Trail,
Lot 13, Crestview, was
arrested for four counts of
worthless checks.
1/15: Delilah Gladys
Bryant, 22, of 142 Palmetto
Drive, Crestview, was
charged with violation
of a domestic violence
injunction. Debbie
Louise Smith, 42, of 326
Tislow Dr., Crestview, was
charged with worthless


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CRVIERS Fugitives wanted by Emerald Coast Crimestoppers

Matthew James Kalvkiewicz, W/m
10-10-1968, 5'10" 198 pounds
Brown Hair Blue Eyes. Fel: Grand
Theft Auto. LKA: Niceville

Brent Anthony States, W/m
DOB: 07-24-1972, 6'04" 195
pounds Brown Hair Blue Eyes.
Fel: Fraudulent Use of a Credit
Card & Grand Theft. LKA: FWB

Christina Lynn Norman, W/f Irwin Eugene Walters Jr.,
11-07-1983, 5'04" 115 pounds W/m 07-28-1949, 6'01" 285
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel. pounds Brown Hair Hazel
Poss. of a Controlled Substance Eyes. Fel: VOP-Poss. of
without a Prescription Cocaine & DUI. LKA: Destin

James Thomas Litchford, W/m
DOB: 10-31-1984, 5'10" 195
pounds Black Hair Blue Eyes.
Fel: Robbery without a Weapon &
Aggravated Battery

Fred William Gumaer, W/m
04-19-1967, 6'03" 190 pounds
Brown Hair Blue Eyes. Fel:
Failure to Comply with the
Registration Requirements of
a Sexual Offender. LKA: FWB

Mark Edward Pow, W/m
01-17-1970, 6'02" 185 pounds
Brown Hair Blue Eyes. Fel: VOP-
Poss. of Cocaine. LKA: FWB

Joshua Nathaniel Landrie, W/m
DOB: 07-23-1978, 6'01" 165
pounds Brown Hair Hazel Eyes.
Fel: Principle to Armed Robbery

Juan Manual Gallardo, H/m
02-01-1978 29 years old, 5'10"
170 pounds Brown Hair Brown
Eyes. Fel: Giving False Name
to Law Enforcement. LKA: FWB

Eric J. Dupont, W/m 07-25-1953,
Brown Hair Brown Eyes. Fel:
Grand Theft Auto. LKA: Crestview.

Timothy Alan McKuhen, W/m
DOB: 10-04-1968, 5'11" 205
pounds Brown Hair Blue Eyes. Fel:
Aggravated Assault

Dechiquia Deron Lewis, B/m
DOB: 04-27-1983, 5'10" 240
pounds Black Hair Brown Eyes.
Fel: Several Narcotics Violations.

Robert Wesley Miller, B/m DOB: 1
03-05-1983, 5'06" 170 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel: Home "
Invasion Robbery & Grand Theft Jorge Joaquin Gomez, W/m
06-21-62, 5'06", 250 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel:
Grand Theft & Fraud. LKA: Baker

Jamil Mahdeen Hampton, B/m
04-17-71, 5'10" 200 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel:
Distr. Of Cocaine and Resisting
Arrest. Suspect is known to
carry a firearm. LKA: FWB

Ricky Joe Hawkins, B/m
10-29-1974, 5'08", Black Hair Green
Eyes. Aggravated Battery with
Great Bodily Harm. LKA: FWB

Jason D. Jones, B/M, black hair,
brown eyes, (06-06-78), 6 ft. tall,
175 Ibs. Violation of probation
on original charge of arson.

Dennis Raymond Lewis, B/m
10-15-1971, 6'01" 217 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel:
Several Counts of Grand Theft.

Thomas Joe Obregon, H/m DOB:
05-25-1975, 5'10" 200 pounds
Brown Hair Brown Eyes. Fel: FTA-
Aggravated Battery with a Deadly
Weapon, Poss. of Cocaine, & DUI.
LKA: Shalimar

Matin Duran Macias, H/m
05-16-1968, 5'02" 165 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes.. Fel:
FTA-Meth Trafficking, Poss. of
Contr. Substance, & Poss. of
Narcotics Equipment. LKA: FWB

Ernest Lee Powell, Jr., B/m DOB:
06-27-1989, 5'09" Black Hair Brown
Eyes. Fel: Burglary to an Occupied
Dwelling, Battery & Assault.

Herbert Eugene Morgan, W/m
03-11-1945, 5'08" Brown Hair Brown
Eyes. Fel: Grand Theft. LKA: Destin

Kathryn Renee Stromberg, W/f
DOB: 07-10-1969, 5'09" 115 pounds
Blonde Hair Blue Eyes. Fel: Poss. of
Controlled Substance & Tampering
with Evidence.

William Jason Adams, W/m
DOB: 10-08-1974, 6' 190 pounds
Brown Hair Hazel Eyes. Fel:VOP-
Trafficking Amphetamines. LKA:

James Rodney Pitts, W/m DOB:
12-12-55, 6'02" 165 pounds
Brown Hair Blue Eyes. Fel:
Attempted Possession of a
Firearm by a Convicted Felon

William Andrew Pugliesi, W/m
Hair Brown Eyes. Fel: Aggravated
Battery & False Imprisonment.
May be using aliases of Andy
Rhose orWilliam Rhose. LKA: FWB

Derrick Bernard Thomas, B/m
09-14-1966, 6'04" 190 pounds
Black Hair Brown. Eyes. Fel:
FTA Failure to Register as a
Sexual Offender & Resiting Arrest
Without Violence. LKA: Chipley

Daniel Carlos Medina, W/m age
unknown, 5'08" 180 pounds Black
Hair One Brown Eye & One with a
Bluish Tint. Fel: Aggravated Battery
with a Firearm. Considered armed
& dangerous. LKA: Crestview

Salvador Martinez Rodriguez,
H/m .12-10-1961, 5"9" 180 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel:
VOP-Poss, of False ID, Battery
on Law Enforcement Officer

Donald Lawrence Scott, W/m
06-09-72,, 5'08" 132 pounds
Brown Hair Blue Eyes. Fel:
VOP- Possession of Controlled
Substance. LKA: Crestview

William Christopher Smith, W/m
DOB: 07-25-1967, 5'08" 190
pounds Gray Hair Green Eyes. Fel:
Failure to Comply with Registration
Requirements of a Sexual Offender
& VOP-Trespassing.

Valerie Moreno, H/f DOB:
09-19-1986, 5'02" 135 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel: Prin-
ciple to Carjacking, Principle to
Battery on Elderly, Burglary &

B/m wanted for using
stolen credit. card in
Mary Esther on July 27.

Guillermo Hernandez, H/m DOB:
02-25-1975, 5'04" 170 pounds
Black Hair Brown Eyes. Fel: Car-
jacking, Battery on Elderly, Bur-
glary & Larceny

Talena Joe Cox, W/f 01-13-72,
5'01" 100 pounds Blonde Hair
Green Eyes. Fel: VOP-Poss. of
Controlled Substance & Poss. of
Paraphernalia LKA: Laurel Hill

If you have information about these individuals,
please contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
at (850) 863-TIPS (863-8477) or toll-free at
1-888-654-TIPS. Callers remain anonymous
while still receiving cash rewards up to $1,000
for information that solves crimes, leads to the
apprehension of wanted fugitives, or results in

Dominique Lawrence White,
W/m 02-27-73, 6'01" 174 pounds
Black Hair Dark Eyes. Fel: VOP-
False Imprisonment. LKA: Destin

the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that
relies on citizen donations.
No taxpayer 'dollars are used in the reward
fund. Donations may be mailed to Emerald Coast
Crime Stoppers, Inc. at P.O. Box 2335, Fort
Walton Beach, FL 32549.

Mohammed Samir Qureshi, H/m
10-11-1974,6'03" 200 pounds Black
Hair Brown Eyes. Escaped from



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invites announces a Survivors Ice Cream Social and
Bingo event Thursday at the American Legion, 898
E. James Lee Blvd. in Crestview.
The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Confirm your
reservation by calling 244-3813, ext. 112.

Go Red Friday
Demonstrating support of women and their
fight against heart disease, millions of Americans
will wear red on Friday.
North Okaloosa Medical Center asks local
residents to show their support by also wearing red
on Friday.
NOMC will be wearing red and hopes you will
join them. The dress code is easy. Just wear your
favorite red clothes or accessory a red blouse,
a red dress pin, tie or socks. Go red in your own
fashion to show your support for women and the
fight against heart disease.
By wearing red, citizens will raise the awareness
of heart disease in women, the No. 1 killer of
Dr. Joseph Pedone, Okaloosa Heart and Vascular
Center, describes the risk factors. He reports that
women who have certain family predispositions
are at a higher risk for having or developing heart

diabetes mellitus
metabolic syndrome
high cholesterol
high blood pressure
physical inactivity
tobacco use
overweight and obese

Dr. Pedone went on to discuss that, "Some of
the risk factors can be modified. If you smoke,
stop. Some risk can be mitigated by maintaining
normal body weight with a BMI less than 30, eating
in moderation including fruits, vegetables and
whole grains while limiting high fat goods, salt and
alcohol. If you are diabetic, keep your blood sugars
Dr. Pedone recommends 30 minutes of aerobic
activity daily along with managing your stress.
One in three female adults has some form of
cardiovascular disease.
Women are most likely to delay medical care on
the average of two hours, increasing the amount
and impact of heart damage.
For further information about heart, disease in
women, please contact (850) 689-8445.

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From staff reports

Member Orientation Breakfast scheduled for Jan. 31 at 8 a.m. at
Covenant Hospice has been canceled.
If you have any questions please contact the Crestview Area
Chamber of Commerce at 682-3212.
HIV / AIDS AWARENESS DAY: Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at New
Life Missionary Baptist Church, 285 Duggan Ave., Crestview.
HEALTH FAIR SIGN UP: The last day to sign up is Jan. 31
in the Water and Sewer building's third floor in Fort Walton
Signup is via the Internet. If you don't have computer access,
call Mary Wicker at 689-5870 or Sue Barrow at 689-5977.

BLOOD DRIVE: for the Northwest Florida Blood Center
today at the North Okaloosa County Health Fair, 5479 Old
Bethel Road, Crestview 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 862-4216 for details.

who would like to attend the tour of the World War II Memorial
in Washington on April 30 may apply for an application through
Okaloosa Veterans Services at 689-5922 or at the 601-A N. Pearl
Street office in Crestview. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
EVACUATION STUDY: Okaloosa County, is participating in
regionwide evacuation study to gather information in order to
learn what to expect, how to better prepare and better provide a
safe evacuation for an approaching hurricane or other disaster.
Telephone interviews are being conducted through Feb.
4. Residents are advised that a Kerr and Downs team of
interviewers will be conducting a telephone interview process,
and if you receive a call please cooperate with the caller in
providing information that can be used to help protect you in the
future. This is not a scam and will only take a few minutes.
Interview questions will encompass what residents would do
in case of evacuation and what they may have done in the past.
This information will be extremely helpful in estimating
shelter space, traffic and evacuation procedures, as well as other
hazards needed for planning purposes. For more information,
contact Emergency Management, 850-651-7560.
BOOK STORAGE NEEDED: By the Friends of the Crestview
Library to store books for upcoming book sales. Call Flo
Lembeck at 689-1535 if you have storage they can use.
LOCAL RELAY TEAM: Baker, Blackman and Holt, you now
have a Relay for Life team. To add your support to the effort, call
305-6131 or 537-8516.
SENIOR CIRCLE EVENTS: RSVP two days before the events
listed below to attend by calling 689-8409. SC = Senior Circle
Classroom, at 127-A E. Redstone Ave. in Crestview.
Feb. 4 brown bag lunch and game day at noon at the SC.
Feb. 5 Yoga at 8:45 a.m. in the SC. Feb. 6 Crafts with Crescent
Park at 10 a.m. in the Crestview Public Library; volunteer lunch
at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 games with Shoal Creek 11:30 a.m. in the SC.
31 at 6 p.m. at the Cinco Bayou Town Hall on Yacht Club Dr. in
Fort Walton Beach.
The sheriff's office is offering the free session to teach citizens
what they can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of
home invasion.
No preregistration necessary. Details: www.sheriff-okaloosa.
org or call 651-7410.
Relay for Life team is collecting gently used items for an
upcoming garage sale to benefit The American Cancer Society.
Items may be brought to the Covenant Hospice branch office,
located at 370 W. Redstone Ave. in Crestview. Arrange pick up of
furniture and other large items in excellent condition by calling '
Donna Chapman at 682-3628. The garage sale will be held at the
Covenant Hospice office on Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
OWC ARTS EXHIBIT: Self-taught artists and Charles
Gatewood paintings on display through Feb. 21. Gallery hours,
Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1
to 4 p.m. Phone: 729-6044.
Fontenot, long-time Valparaiso resident and artist, and hand-
woven basketry created by Niceville educator Cherie Mulhearn
are on view through Feb. 29 at the Heritage Museum on
Westview Avenue in Valparaiso. Call 678-2615 for details.

BLOOD DRIVES: for the Northwest Florida Blood Center
are as follows:
Feb. 1 Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, 2223 S Ferdon Blvd.,
Crestview 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Feb. 3 First United Methodist Church, Crestview 8 a.m. to
I p.m.
Feb. 9 Wal-Mart, Crestview 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 862-4216 for details.
Friday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Dinner hike and show at Chumuckla
Opry House. Details (850) 983-2053.
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. Volunteers needed for trail
maintenance on Eglin reservation. Details (850) 492-8258.
Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. Volunteers needed for trail
maintenance in Blackwater State Forest. Details (850} 994-5944.
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. Awards Banquet in Crestview-
Choctawhatchee and Western Gate Chapters. Details 682-6098.
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Choctawhatchee Chapter activity
planning meeting in Crestview. All outdoor enthusiasts
welcome. Details: 862-9633.
Career Resource Center will host "The 'Write' Approach Keys
to Effective Resume Writing" on Feb. 4-and March 18 on the
Niceville campus and on Feb. 19 and March 3 at the OWC/
UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus. Don't "Tell" Yourself Short
Keys to Effective Interviewing will be held Feb. 6 and March
20 on the Niceville Campus and Feb. 21 and March 5 on the
OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach campus.
To reserve a seat, call 729-5227. Each workshop will be held
from 5 6 p.m. Open to the public. Coffee, doughnuts, water
and soda available for a donation. Door prizes and 50/50
drawing. The public is invited to attend.
Florida Panhandle Sweetheart Pageant will be held Feb. 16
at 5 p.m. at Crestview High School. Age divisions are girls
0-19 years old and boys 0-3 years old. For more information
call Tricia Rogers at 689-3563 or visit the pageant Web site at
http: / /
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Opinion & Editorial


Dwyer e-mail addresses felony charges



Here's a sampling of what people
had to say about recent north Okaloosa
County news topics. Comments
were collected from Florida Freedom
Newspapers and Web sites.

Topic: OSTF faces cancellation
"I have lived here since 1989 and the
festival has gone downhill every year.
What needs to be done is the city needs
to find a way to get the craft vendors
back. There are usually 5-10 craft vendors
and that is what most people want. The
city can look back on the attendance and
I bet it goes down every year that more
.vendors backed out."

"This festival needs to align itself
more with the current demographics of
the Crestview area. Many people I know
don't patronize the festival because
it's been the same old thing every year,
catering to just a few specific tastes. It
needs to include more of the population's

To the Editor:
"The most truthful
part of a newspaper is the
advertisements." Thomas
In response to the article
that was recently written
about me and my campaign,
I would like to clarify some of
the facts and tell the story that
may not sell newspapers but
is accurate.
After my service with
the United States Air Force
I worked as an Air Traffic
Controller for the FAA. When
I retired from the FAA to start
my company I had accrued
over two weeks of vacation
time which I proceeded to use
beginning the day after my
last day of official work. As
an air traffic controller you
are allowed to fly on the jump
seat of airlines for free and
I proceeded to take my last
flight home to Florida while
on vacation time. This flight

consisted of three segments
with the layovers being in
Texas and Atlanta.
I was soon notified that I
was to be arrested on three
charges of "impersonating a
government employee" (the
government employee of
course being me days earlier
when I was actively working
for the FAA).
I explained the situation
and was told that due to post
9 / 11 increased regulations
retired FAA employees on
vacation were no longer
allowed to fly jump seat.
I had my direct supervisor
write a statement testifying
that he was aware of my
last flight and had. given me
approval to take the 'flight,
but rules are rules and I was
charged with a felony. I filed
an appeal and was issued
a full pardon due to the
circumstances and I'm no
longer considered a felon.
I filed a clemency request

with the state of Florida
after being notified that I
would not be allowed to
register to vote until that
paperwork was filed. After
asking if I needed to stop
campaigning I was told by
the Division of Elections that
the Florida Constitution states
"a candidate needs only to
have the right to vote before
holding office" and I would
be able to continue running
for election and should expect
the clemency to be filed in
April, well before the winning
candidate would take office.
All money raised has
been mailed back to the
donors, and throughout the
campaign I have only spent
my own dollars. I was not
trying to fool anyone or hide
anything: I didn't advertise
this situation because it was
an unfortunate mistake that
was cleared upyears ago.
I have spent my adult life
giving back to the community,

building my business,
and raising my family. I
have made many friends
throughout my campaign and
I am certain that those of you
who know me will see this
article for what it is, a dirty
way to boost headlines.
I resigned from this
race because my father was
recently injured and is a C-5
paraplegic, not because I took
an unauthorized jump seat
when I was 21 years old. I
have faith that my friends and
supporters will remain by
my side through this slander
attack and would appreciate
your feedback or comments.
As George Orwell once
quoted, "Early in life I had
noticed that no event is
ever correctly reported in a
newspaper, blood sells." In
light of recent events I happen
to agree with George.

Andrew Dwyer
President, DVS Group


Kyle Wright

OSTF: A chicken & egg dilemma

Which dies first? The
chicken or the egg?
Solve that riddle, and
you've pinpointed the roots of
the.Old Spanish Trail Festival's
flagging fortunes.
The OSTF committee has
announced it will cancel
the annual spring festival
if needed funding does not
emerge by the first week of
A vicious cycle has spun
community interest away from
the 51-year-old event.
Citizens say they don't
support the festival because
of a lack of in-demand
Festival organizers say
they can't afford in-demand
entertainment because of a lack
of community support.
The nadir came last year.
Only 43 people attended the
festival's opening night.
.Which died first? The
chicken or the egg?
The OSTF committee hoped
to break the vicious cycle by
seeking a waiver to a city
ordinance banning alcoholic
beverages at city parks. The
committee hoped selling
alcoholic beverages during
the festival would boost,
attendance. The committee
then hoped to be able to attract
bigger-name entertainment.
A vicious cycle reversed.
The Crestview City Council
voted to take no action on the
request. The OSTF committee
announced the possible festival
cancellation a few days later.
The thought here: Sale of
alcoholic beverages at the
OSTF could cure some of
the event's symptoms, but
would not ensure the festival's

If sale of alcoholic beverages
guaranteed profit, we would
sell six-packs at the front desk
here at the Crestview News
An observation from a
native northerner:
Many of the Crestview-sized
communities in the Indiana
towns where my, .wife and
I lived put on a successful
annual festival.
Key wording: a successful
annual festival. One festival.
It seems some kind of
Crestview festival takes
place every month at the Old
Spanish Trail Park.
Perhaps this is the time for
the various festival sponsors
to come together to.create one
community uber-festival.
Call it the "Old Spanish Trail
Oktoberfest Triple B Cookoff
Home and Garden Show," or
something along those lines.
Chances are, the community
would look forward to one big
Chances are, the Crestview
City Council might find it
easier to approve an alcohol
waiver for one big event. The
group seemed leery of granting
a Waiver to some groups and
denying others.
The area festivals can
strengthen themselves by
coming together, or watch each
other die off one by one.
Which dies first? The
chicken or the egg?
Doesn't matter. If one dies,
both do.

Kyle Wright is the News Bulletin
editor. Contact him at 682-6524, or
e-mail kylew@crestviewbulletin.
com. Also visit the Passing Shots
blog at

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Graphic Artist

Ann Spann Brian Hughes
Photographer Reporter

John Parrott
Military News

Denise Cadenhead

Randy Beard Jerenfy Cadle
Account Executive Account Executive

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Account Executive

Greg Allen Robert Young
Production Manager Sports Editor


Ann Spann

The Okaloosa Messenger, with the motto, "Blind
As A Bat To Everything But Right," reported in the
Jan. 25,1934 issue:
Laurel Hill night marshal, Albert Remington kidnapped
by three men, who broke into the post office, used high
explosives to blow the safe into splinters, securing about
$100 in cash and stamps. Abaut two miles out of Laurel
Hill in the direction of Crestview, Remington was released
and hotfooted it back into town to notify postmaster J.L.
Richberg, who wired the postal inspector at'Jacksonville.
The ad below for the Harris 5 & 10 Store appeared
in the same issue of the Okaloosa Messenger. The store
was located on Main Street, in the Harris Building,
where the Red Raspberry Boutique is currently

Shoes, Dry Goods.....

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I Harris 5 & 10c Store entered the field with more and
Sa larger line'of Shoes, Dry Goods. Ready-To-Wear and
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Crestview News Bulletin I A9

Rodriquez makes BPC Dean's List
Nick Ryan Rodriquez of Crestview, qualified for
the Dean's List at Brewton-Parker College of Mount
Vernon, Ga. for the fall 2007 semester, announced Dr.
Ron Melton, provost.
Qualifying students were enrolled in 12 or more
hours and earned a grade point average of 3.6 or better.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-
year Christian college in south Georgia. Based in Mount
Vernon, it has external learning campuses and centers
in Baxley, Glennville, Liberty County, Newnan, Norman
Park and Savannah.

Gilder Lehrman institute announces
tuition-free seminars for teachers
NEW YORK, NY The Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History today announced that it will sponsor
32 tuition-free, one-week teacher enrichment seminars
across the U.S. and England for teachers at every level.
Participants in the competitive application seminars
will receive a $400 stipend, books, and room and board.
Public, parochial, independent school teachers and
National Park Service employees are eligible to apply.
Each seminar is limited to 30 participants.
Historians from universities including Stanford,
Columbia, Yale, and the University of Virginia will
lead seminars on topics ranging from the Colonial Era,
the U.S. Constitution, and the Underground Railroad
to the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the Civil
Rights Movement. Last year more than 700 educators

Crestview students receive VFW awards


"The troops really thanked

everyone for their thoughts."
VWF Post 5450 Senior Commander Bill J. Glade

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Tom and Debbie Shipp
of Laurel Hill announce
the engagement of their
daughter, Erin Elizabeth
Shipp, to Jose Contreras,
son of Jos6 Contreras and
Audelia Rios of Dallas,
The bride-elect is a
gradate of Crestview
High School and Florida
State University, where
she received a bachelor
of science degree in
child development. She
is employed as a child
life specialist at Children
Medical Center in Dallas.
The groom-elect
graduated from North
Dallas High School. He
is employed by Irving
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The wedding is
scheduled for April 5 in

Gager and Tallman to marry

Special to the News Bulletin
Jennifer Gage and Jonathan Tallman are planning a
May wedding. They are graduates of
Okaloosa-Walton College Collegiate High
School, and have attended Flagler College.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Gennaro of Crestview
are pleased to announce
the engagement of their
daughter, Jennifer Gager,
to Jonathan Tallman, son
of Dr. and Mrs. Michael
Tallman of Niceville.
The bride-to-be is a
graduate of Okaloosa-
Walton College Collegiate
High School and attends
Flagler College in St.
Augustine, pursuing
a degree in public
The prospective
groom is a graduate of
Okaloosa-Walton College
Collegiate High School
and Flagler College. He is
a financial representative
at Northwestern Mutual
Financial Network.
A May 2008 wedding
is planned at the First
United Methodist Church
of Niceville.

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Thomas completes

basic at Lackland
Air Force training exercises
Airman Chad and special
M. Thomas has training in human
graduated from trlations.
basic military In addition,
training at airmen who
Lackland Air Force complete basic
Base, San Antonio,. training earn
Texas. p credits toward
During the Airman Chad M an associate
six weeks of Thomas degree through
training, the the Community
airman studied the Air College of the Air Force.
Force mission, organization, Thomas earned distin-
and military customs and action as an honor graduate.
courtesies; performed drill He is the son of Marlene
and ceremony marches, and Thomas of Crestview, and
received physical training, a 2006 graduate of Niceville
rifle marksmanship, field High School.

Jeffrey G. Roten
Jeffrey G, Roten has
joined the United States
Army under the Delayed
Entry Program. The
program gives young men
and women the opportunity
to delay entering active
duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives
the new soldier the option
to learn a new skill, travel
and become eligible to
receive as much as $50,000
toward a college education.
After completion of
basic military training,
soldiers receive advanced
individual training in their
career job specialty prior to
being assigned to their first
permanent duty station.
The recruit qualifies for a
$31,000 enlistment bonus.
Roten, currently
attending Crestview High
School, will report to Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.,
for basic training in July
2008. He is the son of Jessica
Roten and Jeffrey Roten,
both of Crestview.

Daniel A. Crecelius
Air Force Airman Daniel
A. Crecelius has graduated
from the First Term Airman
Center at Charleston Air
,Force Base, S.C.
The center provides a
streamlined process for
base and unit in-processing
to help airmen understand
how they fit in at their duty
station. For 30 days, the
airmen are mentored and
supervised at the center
by staff leaders who help
airmen with schedules, in-
processing appointments,
and ensure attendance to all

S Benefit Sing For
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Please join us on February 9th
at 6:00 p.m. at the Full Gospel
Tabernacle for a wonderful
time of great gospel singing.
Full Gospel, First Pentecostal
Church Choir, and local talent
will be singing. A love offering
will be taken during the service
for Sarah. Full Gospel is located
at the corner of Texas Parkway
and 8th Street in Crestview. For
more information, please call
582-4188 or 683-8928.

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meetings, training and
The staff leaders
also advise on military
protocol, personnel and
professional matters and
provide counseling when
disciplinary actions are
The airmen spend five
to seven days conducting
work details, including
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ready to be trained in
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Crecelius, a mental
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the son of Mike and Tina
Crecelius of Crestview.
His wife, Melisa, is
the daughter of Wayne
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The airman, is a 2006
graduate of Crestview High


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