By Michael Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Walton Beach-based New Speed Construction, Inc. owner Gail Speed drove to Crestview Wednesday in search of a job. Speed was among 765 people who attended the North Okaloosa County Job Fair and Military Expo at the Crestview Community Center. Work is a little slow right now, said Speed, whose company specializes in concrete construction work. Actually, its very, very slow. If I can get my foot in the door somewhere and get a full-time job and then run the company on the side, that would be great. While Okaloosa Countys June unemployment rate of 7.4 percent was among the lowest in the state and well below the national average of 9.1 percent, there are still many people in the county out of work, event organizers said. Julys unemployment gures were released Friday after the News Bulletin deadline. Statewide, Floridas unemployment rate for June was 10.6 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. The 7.4 percent unemployment rate in Okaloosa County does not include underemployed residents working at jobs below their skill and pay levels, those working part-time or people who have quit looking for work. Those who are unemployed now have been unemployed for longer than what we have experienced in the past, said Mary Lou Reed, executive director of the Okaloosa and Walton counties Workforce Development Board. 36th Year Number 67 8 Pages 1 Section Phone: 850-682-6524 Website: crestviewbulletin.com Fax: 850-682-2246 F L O R I D A P R E S S A S S O C I A T I O N 1998 A ward W inning Newspaper Florida Pr ess Association Better W eekly Newspaper Contest WHATS HAPPENING ............. A2 LOCAL .................................. A4 REAL ESTATE ......................... A6 CLASSIFIEDS ......................... A7 SPORTS ................................ A8 TABLE OF CONTENTS 50 www.crestviewbulletin.com Saturday, AUGUST 20 2011 WEATHER High 95 Low 71 Partly cloudy Sunrise 6:15 a.m. Sunset 7:24 p.m. For the latest breaking news, visit CRE S T V IEW BULL ETIN CO M INSIDE Scouts honor A4 Miller in Crestview A5 Fostering team unity A8 By Paula Kelley email@example.com Crestview school zone lights will ash Monday morning as Okaloosa County schools return for the 201112 school year. Andrew Schneider, public information ofcer for the Crestview Police Depart ment, said residents need to keep safety in mind as they readjust to the school rou tine. Within a one-mile radius of a school, youve got kids that walk from home and not always on a sidewalk. (There are) bike riders, skateboarders, drivers and buses and its morning and everybody has to be some where at a certain time. It can be a mixture that causes trouble. Speeders in school zones are looking at double the ne and their car in surance rates go up or are canceled, Schneider said. People have to get back in the routine of slowing down for the school zones in the mornings and afternoons. Parents also need to re mind their children about pedestrian and bicycle safe ty, he cautioned. Always cross the road at a crosswalk; use the cross walk lights or walk across with a crossing guard when one is available, Schneider said. Use bike helmets and watch your balance with the School starts Monday; think safety By Brian Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org With the inux of families ar riving with the Armys 7th Spe cial Forces Group (Airborne), as well as new Air Force transfers, the Okaloosa School District has seen an increase in children of military families preparing for the new school year that begins Monday. Nearly 20 new Mustangs, most from newly transferred Air Force and Army families, got a leg up over the rest of the newcomers to Shoal River Elementary School Tuesday morning when they took part in Mustang Mayhem, an orientation program hosted by the schools Junior Student-toStudent (JS2S) club. While introducing themselves, the new students said they came from places as diverse as Texas, California, Germany, Maryland, MAXIME Q U EMENER | The News Bulletin Shoal River Middle School teacher Holly Tew, at front of room, welcomes new students to the school at the start of Mustang Mayhem, an orientation program offered Tuesday by the Junior Studentto-Student club. Newcomers welcomed to area schools Programs especially benet military families Wednesdays North Okaloosa County Job Fair and Military Expo was sponsored by JobsPlus, Emerald Coast Professionals, the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council for Okaloosa County, the city of Crestview and WelcometoNorthwestFlorida.com. Okaloosa unemployment lower than most, but many seek work Job fair draws hopefuls Fort Walton Beach resident Gail Speed, front right, owns her own company, but business has fallen off. She was among the job seekers looking for work during a Wednesday job fair. Above more than 700 people attended the North Okaloosa County Job Fair and Military Expo in Crestview Wednesday. Photos by MICHAEL ST EWAR T | The News Bulletin See JOB FAIR A3 FILE PH OTO School bus stops will be busy this Monday morning as Crestview schools go back in session. 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New business. a. TDC subdistrict discussion Council President Charles Baugh Jr. b. Ordinance No. 1470 An ordinance amending Section 54-3, weapons, discharge of, of Chapter 54, offenses and miscellaneous provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the city of Crestview, to provide for the removal of rearms from the list of prohibited items, rst reading (second reading will be on Sept. 26). c. Ordinance No. 1471 An ordinance amending Section 54-7, disorderly conduct, of Chapter 54, offenses and miscellaneous provision of the Code of Ordinances of the city of Crestview, to provide for the removal of pistols from the list of dangerous weapons, rst reading (second reading will be on Sept. 26). d. Ordinance No. 1472 An ordinance amending Section 581, use regulations, of Chapter 58, Parks and Recreation of the Code of Ordinances of the city of Crestview, to provide for the removal of the prohibition of any form of rearm from public parks and recreational facilities in the city, rst reading (second reading will be on Sept. 26). e. Auditing proposal nance director. f. EDC funding request Kay Rasmussen. g. Veterans Affairs Committee appointment Raymond Nelson this is a council appointment. Nominated by Councilman Ben Iannucci. i. Progressive discussion Iannucci. j. Lowes area sewer line agreement Public Services. k. Request to address a pay increase for position I.D. 51200 Public Services. l. Request to extend the time frame for temporary positions nance director. 6. Mayoral report. 7. Business from the oor. Consent agenda 1. Approval of the June 27 meeting minutes. Car wash to benet Big Red Machine Special to the News Bulletin With its march in the 2012 Rose Parade less than ve months away, the Crestview High School bands fundraising efforts continue in full force. The Big Red Machine must raise at least $1,800 per student for the trip to Pas adena, Calif. Starting at 10 a.m. to day, members of the com munity can contribute toward the trip by letting band members wash their cars. Donations will ben et the bands travel fund. The car wash goes until 1:30 p.m. at Lee Chrysler/ Dodge/Jeep at 5200 S. Fer don Blvd., Crestview. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be offered for sale. Make it a lunch date while your car is being scrubbed clean by eager band students. Call Cathy, president of the band booster parents, at 826-3263 for more informa tion. From staff reports ANNIVERSARY: The Concerned Citizens of Crestview group is sponsoring a celebration of the Community Outreach Ministrys eighth anniversary. The event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at 247 Booker St., Crestview. It will feature an open mic presentation of music, singing, testimony and speakers. Participants are welcome. Refreshments will be served; bring your own lawn chair. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: The School Board of Okaloosa County will conduct a public hearing Monday, Aug. 22, at 4:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Okaloosa County Courthouse, Crestview. The purpose is to receive public input and consider approval of revision of the school dress code and adoption of a new job description for the position of peer evaluator. The meeting will be open to the public. THE USDA FOOD GIVEAWAY: will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. until the monthly food allowance has been given out at the Raymond Williams Missions Center, 404 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview. Call Jimmy Smith at 398-6760 or 6892988 for more information. New Beginnings Church is an equalopportunity provider. VOLUNTEERS: Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing endof-life issues and in supporting the organization. A volunteer training session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at 370 W. Redstone Ave., Crestview. Volunteers share a few hours of their time each month. No special background or experience is required to volunteer for Covenant, just a desire to make a difference. Hours are exible and based on availability. To learn more or volunteer, call Jodie Williams at 6823628. STORM SPOTTING: A 6 p.m. Storm Spotter basic course will be held Aug. 29 in the Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center. Call Emergency Management at 6517150 to register. The EOC address is 90 College Blvd. E., Niceville. The course will be taught by the National Weather Services Mobile, Ala., staff. Okaloosa County Public Safety employees remind residents to register for Code Red Weather Warnings and Ready Okaloosa. The Code Red Weather Warning system will call you if there are severe weather warnings in your area of Okaloosa County, and it works on TDD/TTY phones for the hearingimpaired. You can also call 651-7150 to register, or register at www. okaloosa.com. From the Okaloosa County home page, select the Public Safety icon, then Ready Okaloosa. Select Code Red Weather Warning if you want to register for weather warning calls. FIRST TUESDAY LECTURE: Writer and historian Dale Cox from the Jackson County community of Two Egg will present Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Local Asboth Raid of 1864 for the Sept. 6 First Tuesday program at the Crestview Public Library. This free program begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and cookies served starting at 10 a.m. The library is at 1445 Commerce Drive, behind the post ofce in north Crestview. Call 682-4432 for more information. ART CLASSES: Abrakadoodles Artists You Know class for Riverside Elementary children ages 5-12 will be held from Aug. 31 to Oct. 19 from 3:10-4:10 p.m. It costs $105. The company is also hosting a 3:30-4:30 p.m. art class for Antioch Elementary students ages 5-12 from Aug. 29 to Oct. 17. It costs $92. To register visit www.abraka doodle.com/FL07 or call 424-5058. MEMBERSHIP: Crestview Family YMCA is having a membership drive. Anyone who joins by Aug. 21 will pay monthly dues only, no joiner fee. For more information, call 6892999. ZUMBA CLASSES: offered at the Crestview Public Library every Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Zumba tness instructor Gloria Rodriguez. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Participating children age 4 and up attend free with a paying adult. (However, no child care is provided.) All tness levels can participate in these Latininspired, easy-to-follow, fun tness classes. Call the library at 682-4432 or Rodriguez at 218-8535 for more information. FOSTER AGENCY IN NEED OF BEDS: Lakeview Centers FamiliesFirst Network is in need of beds for children in protective services. Bunk beds, twin beds and toddler beds are needed to help local families. Beds do not have to be new, just in good condition. If you have beds you would like to donate, call Elsie Green at 833-3840 or 585-1368. CITY HOURS CHANGE: The City of Crestviews new ofce hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. BLOOD DRIVES: The Northwest Florida Blood Center is hosting the following drives in north Okaloosa County: Aug. 21, Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25, North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26, Baker School, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. BOOK DONATIONS: The Friends of the Crestview Library are asking for donations of used books, CDs and DVDs for the Oct. 7-9 book sale. Books and other media will be accepted at the library off Commerce Drive (behind the post ofce). All proceeds help the Crestview library. Call 682-4432 for details. GSOC MEETINGS: The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County meets every second Saturday at the Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, across from the city park. For more information, call Martha Trau at 259-4351. BINGO, FOOD DONATIONS: Foster Families of America is hosting bingo from 5-9 p.m. Thursdays and at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 605 W. James Lee Blvd., Crestview (the D & W Cafe). All proceeds are used to help the community. Foster Families of America is in great need of nonperishable food donations. It seeks to maintain hope and dignity to families by making essentials (food, clothing, kitchen items, furniture, etc.) available for free or at extremely low cost. Your donation will be used to help families in need. Please drop off food donations at 112 Main St. in Crestview or call 423-0488. You may also drop donations off at the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce ofce on Commerce Drive. Thank you in advance for supporting a local charity in need. For more information about the organization, visit www.foster familiesofamerica.org. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. CRESTVIEW SOUP KITCHENS: Serving from 11 a.m. to noon except Wednesdays, when hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays: Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferdon Blvd. (State Road 85), 682-5525. Tuesdays: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 178 North Ave., Crestview, 682-3154. Wednesdays: LifePoint Church (former First Assembly of God), 400 S. Ferdon Blvd. (State 85), 682-3518. Thursdays: Community of Christ, 398 W. First Ave., behind Whitehurst/Powell Funeral Home, 682-7474. Fridays: First Presbyterian Church, 492 N. Ferdon Blvd., intersection of State 85 and U.S. Highway 90, 682-2835. Saturdays: First United Methodist Church, 599 Eighth Ave., behind Tom Thumb across from Goodwill, 682-2018. Volunteers are always needed. Please call any church to volunteer. Emmanuel Baptist Church members are in need of bikes, which they repair and issue to the homeless. Please call 423-0711 if you can assist. Crestview City Council AGENDA Whats HAPPENING
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Ott, who graduates soon from the University of West Florida with a bachelors degree in history, has been working at Subway for the past three years. Although she likes her job at Subway and said it provides the exible schedule she needs to attend college, Ott said she is ready to move up. She found several openings at the job fair that were interesting. Its kind of unfortunate because more of the advanced ones that would provide really great career opportunities also require a lot of experience, Ott said, adding that peers in her age group arent optimistic. We are really, really scared we are going to end up working at jobs like Subway for the next 10 years and be stuck there because those would be the only job available, Ott said. Although Okaloosa Countys unemployment rose .4 percent from May to June, Landrum Stafng Business Development Specialist Julie Orr said she has seen an increase in employers in the county seeking temporary and fulltime help. It has denitely increased since last fall, Orr said of local hires through her company. A lot of employers did start out hiring temporary employees just to be conservative. They found they had squeezed as much as they possibly could out of the employees they kept and just needed to hire on some temps so they could stop turning away business. Karla Mitchell, with Crestview-based All Florida Fence & Deck, Inc., manned a booth at the job fair and was looking to hire four installers/laborers and a sales representative. Mitchell said her company has seen a signicant increase in business the last three months, primarily in fence construction. She credits the relocation of members of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to their new compound on Eglin Air Force Base reservation lands south of Crestview. A lot of them are buying houses or having new houses built and they need a fence, Mitchell said. While job fair organizers were targeting inner city residents living in Crestviews enterprise zone for employment, the event was also a means to connect spouses of members of the 7th Special Forces with employers. In addition to prospective employers, 35 agencies and businesses, such as the Okaloosa and Walton county school districts, medical facilities and credit unions had booths set up to assist incoming military families. And while some members of the 7th Special Forces and their spouses were present, many more were job seekers like Speed, who said she hasnt let the debate over the nations debt and the bleak economy distract her from her job search. You just have to go out there and keep hustling and bustling until you get something, Speed said. JOB FAIR from page A1 Ohio, Utah and Belgium. At least eight of the kids were from 7th Special Forces families. On Monday morning, Crestview High Schools Student-to-Student (S2S) organization hosted a simi lar program, drawing at least 40 students. Through out north Okaloosa County, area schools have been welcoming new students of service personnel. Antioch Elementary School Principal Wanda Avery said in addition to 7th Special Forces families, we have also seen the relo cation of several Air Force students come in. Antioch has always been heavy with military families. We have a staff thats welcoming and supportive. The S2S and JS2S pro grams were sponsored by the Military Child Educa tion Coalition, a non-prot organization working to ensure a quality education for all military children af fected by mobility, family separation, and transition, according to its website. Sometimes when youre the new kid on the block, you feel a little isolated, Shoal River social studies teacher Haley Carroway, one of the JS2S advisers and a mili tary spouse herself, told the newcomers. We are here to help you guys to have a buddy. I talked to a couple par ents and they were very pleased their child was getting to meet some class mates before school started and not be totally lost on the rst day of school, CHS Principal Bob Jones said. The important part is letting them know theres someone here who cares. Because these kids move so much, its very tough for them. It is a great program, district Superintendent of Schools Alexis Tibbetts said. Meeting friends in the summer (helps), so when you walk into that class room, if there is even one or two faces that you know, that is such a great feeling for our new students and we want to give them that opportunity. Ten Shoal River sev enth and eighth grade JS2S members volunteered to serve as ambassadors to welcome their peers to the school, show them around, and provide a friendly, knowledgeable buddy. I hope to make them feel welcome here at Shoal River, eighth grader Alik Whited, one of the JS2S am bassadors, said. I want to help them nd their way around the school, eighth grader Car son Martello added. Carroway and math teacher Holly Tew, another JS2S adviser, took the 18 new Mustangs and their ambassadors to the lunch room for a get-to-know-you game. During the walk, Car roway, who has done her share of military moves, sympathized with one stu dent whose family had just arrived from Fort Bragg, N.C., and was still unpacking. You gotta act like its Christmas, Carroway ad vised the boy. When you open a box, pretend like its a present. During the game of I Have Never, as each stu dent announced something he or she had never done, all the kids who had done it themselves had to swap seats. When Zack Stem ske, an Air Force son who recently transferred from Utah, announced, Im Zack and I have never been over seas, the room erupted in pandemonium. For many, living overseas was merely part of growing up in a mili tary family. For some of these kids, making the move is a re ally big thing, Carroway explained. Change is hard, but sometimes change is good. Fortunately, especially for students like the quiet kid who declared during the game, I have never been cool, there are peer am bassadors like Alik, Carson and their schoolmates will ing to befriend and assist newcomers as they begin at a new school in a new town. In Okaloosa County, were very supportive of military families, Jones said. Some of the families have been telling us that theyve never seen a school system that embraces military families like we do. Were proud to do it. added backpack. He also suggests that par ents buy bike padlocks for the bike racks at the school. Padlocks with combinations or keys are cheap compared to the cost of a bicycle and it is the unlocked bike that is targeted by thieves. Schneider warned that bus drivers have blind spots just like semi-truck drivers. If you cant see their mirror, they cant see you, Schneider said. So you have to use caution in lane chang ing and in the frequent stops that the school bus makes as kids get on or off. Cpl. Greg Porch from the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Ofce is the school resource ofcer for Crestview High School. He said the one complaint he gets about high school students who drive is the hurry they are always in. The number one com plaint we hear is that a driver sees the bus yellow lights ashing and they try to beat their red stop lights and sign, Porch said. The lights mean prepare to stop, not speed up and go past. Tailgating and cutting the bus off in trafc follow close ly in complaints. Porch said that more than 750 student car stick ers are registered at CHS and that distracted divers are a major concern. For those arriving at the high school from military re assignments, the front of the school will remind them of primetime at the front gate for a military installation, Porch said. The buses are pulling in, faculty and stu dents are parking, parents are dropping students off, everyone is talking, and it is very chaotic. Then in the afternoon, students cant wait to get in the car and check their voicemail, their text, their Facebook, their Tweets, or call the people that they just spent the day with or are about to spend the day with. They have to communicate and that takes their mind off their driving. Motorists need to be ex tra vigilant, he warned. There are children wait ing at the bus stops and they horseplay, Porch said. You have to watch for them. Ive seen them step off the curbs or get pushed off the curbs. MICHAEL STEWART | The News Bulletin Applicants lined up outside the Crestview Community Center Wednesday waiting for a job fair to begin. SAFETY from page A1 NEWCOMERS from page A1
Local A4 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, August 20, 2011 By Brian Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org A Crestview Boy Scout who saved his choking grandmother by using the Heimlich maneuver he had just learned in his Cub Scout pack was recognized at his current troops Court of Honor Monday evening. Troop 773, chartered by the Crestview Knights of Columbus, met for the solemn event, during which many of the boys advanced in rank, received special awards, and were awarded merit badges for attaining new skills. The star of the evening, however, was Germainye Hudson. Earlier this year, as an 11-year-old Senior Webelos in Cub Scout Pack 530, Germainye completed the Readyman Activity Class, a training program for Cub Scouts who have advanced to the Webelos level. The class teaches basic first aid and safety skills, explained Assistant Scout Master Kelley Carrico, Germainyes den leader at the time. While watching the Super Bowl, Germainyes grandmother, Bernadette Hudson, began choking on some food. Her grandson calmly applied the skills he had recently learned, performing the Heimlich maneuver twice to dislodge the food stuck in Hudsons throat, then comforting her until she recovered. For his quick thinking, the boy was awarded the Cub Scout Achievement Medal at his packs Feb. 26 Blue and Gold banquet. In April, Germainye held his crossover ceremony, in which he graduated to Boy Scouts. At the recent Court of Honor, he received the Boy Scout National Medal of Merit. Its an award for boys who go above and beyond what is normally expected of a scout, Carrico explained as Troop Master Dan Behr pinned the medal on Germainyes chest. On behalf of her family, Bernadette Hudson in turn presented Carrico with a plaque of appreciation for his dedication to teaching his scouts life-saving skills. It takes a village, they say, to raise a child, and I want to thank all of you for being part of that village, Hudson said to the Boy Scouts and their adult leaders. During the Court of Honor, 29 boys advanced in rank, including Germainye, who attained his Scout badge, the first step in the seven ranks of Boy Scouting. Many boys received merit badges and awards for skills demonstrated at the summer camporee at Camp Davy Crockett in Whitesburg, Tenn., including Jonathan Glisson and Matthew Roberts, who were among only six of the more than 500 scouts at the camporee who successfully completed the mile-long swim. Among the nearly three-dozen boys attending the event were four Eagle Scouts, the organizations highest rank, attained by only 2 percent of all scouts. Among them was Kody Lusk, Crestview and Troop 773s newest Eagle, who had his Eagle Court of Honor Aug. 6. 4521458 Sunshine Corner DAYCARE Grand Opening! 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Cart Included $ 20 +TAX GOOD ANYTIME MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY BOY SCOUT RECOGNITIONS In addition to earning merit badges for skills including swimming, camping, stamp collecting, rst aid, medicine and cooking, the following scouts of Crestview Troop 773 were recognized at the Aug. 15 Court of Honor: Scout Rank Badge Austin Carrico Stephen Erk Caleb LaRoche John Muirhead Christopher Schultz Jonathan Glisson Devin Noland Donivan Findlay Nicholas Johnson Geoffrey Prestridge Luke Grifth Germainye Hudson Sean Zeller Isaac Stanton Ian Stanton Robert Parsons Hunter Morrison Matthew Roberts Pedro Gonzalez Matthew Klein Gary Jacobs III T enderfoot Rank Badge Austin Carrico Matthew Vining Second Class Rank Badge Trace Marshall Colby Walker Sean Orcutt Jacob Cyrus Matthew Vining Star Rank Badge Taylor Vest Mile Swim awards Jonathan Glisson (1st award) Matthew Roberts (1st award) BSA Snorkling award Matthew Klein Master Angler award Austin Carrico Camp Davy Crockett Frontiersman award Jacob Somers Boy Scout National Medal of Merit Germainye Hudson Honored Scouts Life-saving scout receives national recognition B RI A N H UG H E S | Crestview News Bulletin Boy Scouts of Crestview Troop 773 give the scout salute while the Pledge of Allegiance is recited at their recent Court of Honor. B RI A N H UG H E S | Crestview News Bulletin Boy Scout Germainye Hudson, center, received the National Medal of Merit for saving the life of his grandmother, Bernadette Hudson, left, who in turn presented Assistant Scout Master Kelly Carrico, right, with a plaque of appreciation for his dedication to the scouts. By Brooke Saari Special to The News Bulletin Eastern oysters, a popular bivalve mollusk, are not just a tasty treat that many enjoy yearly; they are also a staple to the health and wellness of our bay. These organisms are hearty and tolerant with the ability to live in a range a brackish (fresh and saltwater combined) to salty environments. Oysters spend part of their life cycle as plankton, which means they float through the water and cannot swim (or swim weakly). There are many types of plants and animals that spend part or all of their lives as plankton, which provide food for many animals and are the basis of the food chain. After this point they complete their life cycles and attach to hard substrate areas, such as old reefs. Oysters are considered keystone species because of the variety of functions they provide for the bays and estuaries they inhabit. They are considered biofilters due to their ability to filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. They help to control algal blooms, lower the amount of suspended sediment, silt and nutrients, and improve the water quality/clarity. These species also provide critical food and habitat by creating solid three-dimensional structures, referred to as reefs, which are typically made of older oyster shells. These reefs provide natural habitats to fish, crustaceans, marine worms and many other animals. These areas also provide protection to the shoreline by breaking the waves and lessening the impact of erosion. As this brief introduction has proved, oysters are very interesting animals. They are important species to the health of our beloved bay and are a nutritious yummy snack. Worldwide, including Choctawhatchee Bay, oysters and their habitats have declined in population. There are many opportunities to participate in volunteer projects to build oyster reefs in our local area and to learn more information about oysters in general. Consult advisories and health information before consuming oysters. For more information on marine science and natural resources, email Brooke Saari at bsaari@ ufl.edu or call her at 689-5850. Brooke Saari is with the Sea Grant Marine Science and Natural Resources at the University of Florida IFAS Okaloosa/Walton Extension. The important role of oysters
Local Crestview News Bulletin | A5 Saturday, August 20, 2011 ELIGIBILITY: U.S. Citizens living in the Florida Panhandle, 59 years and older, not presently under our care. Expires: August 31, 2011 6512850 Nothing Runs Like A Deere 9 6 2 6 5 3 0 0 2 0 8 0 D B U C 4 7 D 0 Special to The News Bulletin A recent workshop on speed warping was presented by Michele Belson and Katzy Luhring, owners of Lunatic Fringe yarn store in Havana, Fla., to the members of the Strictly Weavers Guild of the Emerald Coast. Meetings are held once a month. For exact meeting location and more information please call Alice (934-4403) or Betsy (678-1926), or send an email to strictlyweavers@yahoo. com. Anyone interested in the art of weaving handwoven fabric is invited to attend. By Paula Kelley paulak@crestviewbulletin. com U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, RChumuckla, spoke at the Crestview Kiwanis Club Wednesday and warned of the nations ballooning debt. The first credit downgrade in the history of our country should be a wake-up call to Washington that immediate action should be taken to put our fiscal house in order, Miller said. Republicans have had a sense of urgency about the debt crisis, and the credit downgrade is an indication of things to come if we dont all have the same feelings. Miller said the way to balance the nations budget is to reduce spending. The congressman said that at a recent town hall meeting in Pensacola, constituents said that federal spending is out of control. Miller said he counts himself among conservatives who want an alternative budget plan that would cut trillions of dollars in spending and balance the budget over a number of years. The debate in Washington has now become, How much do we cut? And a conference committee has been set up to answer that, he said. The committee, half Republican and half Democrat, is tasked with finding $1.2 trillion dollars in reductions. Should the committee fail to do their job, sequestration will kick in, Miller said. It will be a quick fight as they plan to be done by Thanksgiving. When Social Security was set up, it was set up to supplement retirement, not serve as retirement as it does for so many today, Miller said. We will have to look at reform for persons under age 55. Spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment are better than thinking about the percent cuts that would occur within existing benefits and programs. Miller talked about the wisdom of a balanced budget. A business has to take on debt to grow, but the government does not need debt to grow. The stimulus money did not include enough real projects to stimulate the economy. We can go all the way back to the writings of Thomas Jefferson who said that debt for the government was not good. PAULA KELLEY | News Bulletin U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Chumuckla, spoke to the Crestview Kiwanis Club Wednesday. Miller touts spending cuts S PE CI AL TO TH E N E W S B ULLE TI N Michele Belson demonstrates speed warping at a recent workshop. S PE CI AL TO TH E N E W S B ULLE TI N Guild member Sherry Moyse looks on as Michele Belson discusses speed warping. Speed warping workshop held
A6 | Crestview News Bulletin Saturday, August 20, 2011 6512980 Real Estate Protecting your home during summer storm season Special to the News Bulletin Summer brings warm weath er, sunshine and balmy breezes. It also brings sudden, sometimes violent, storms that can leave hom e owners wondering what hit them. The owners of Servpro franchises in the Crestview area say homeowners need to employ a two-pronged strategy to mini mize the potential for property damage and injury from summer storms. First, take steps in advance of a summer storm strike, and second, repair property dam age promptly before the next storm hits. Summer storm damage can range from wet basements to a devastating ood and from downed tree limbs to a tree falling on your home, said Rick Isaa cson, executive vice president of Servpro Industries Inc. No one can predict or protect them selves and their home from all the dangers of summer storms, but hom e owners can take steps to help minimize the damage, and remediation specialists like the franchise professionals at Servpro can help clean up and restore your home when damage does occur. Isaacson said that keeping your roof in good repair, trim ming trees near the house and making certain that windows and doors are watertight and close securely are steps all homeown ers should take to lessen summer storm damage. For homeowners in areas threatened by frequent severe thunderstorms, lightning protection systems, a network of cabling installed on the roof, may help prevent devastating res re sulting from a lightning strike. And homeowners in hurri cane-prone locales might want to consider installing braces on garage doors, storm shutters on windows and deadbolts on doors to keep the wind out of the home. The positive pressure of wind in the home, combined with the neg ative pull of wind swirling above the home, can cause the roof to y off. In the aftermath of a summer storm, Isaacson recommended, homeowners should make a quick inspection of their property by checking these areas: The roof: Conduct an inspec tion from the ground to look for missing or loose shingles, espe cially around vent pipes, chim neys, etc. Then move your in spection indoors, to the attic, and check for signs of water damage. Replace ashing if light shines through around vent pipes or the chimney. Leave roof repairs and on-the-roof inspections to the pro fessionals. Gutters: The leaves and other debris deposited into your gutters by a summer storm can prevent them from carrying water away from your roof, leading to water in your basement or living spaces. Its time to make immediate re pairs if your gutter is hanging off the roof, leaking from the seams, overowing during a rainstorm or missing, or if a downspout is disconnected from the gutter or the house. Some gutter problems are do-it-yourself projects; others require expert help, so be honest with yourself about your capabili ties. Deck: A severe storm can leave your deck damaged and un safe, so its important to check for damaged boards, loose fasteners, protruding nails and splinters on handrails and steps. Routine maintenance can repair most problems, but structural damage might make deck replacement necessary. When summer storms leave devastating damage in their wake from ooding, re and wind, Servpro franchise profession als are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to begin the cleanup process immediately, before additional damage and health risks can develop. Crest view-area remediation profes sionals at Servpro guide home owners through the initial steps of cleanup and then profession ally and thoroughly clean and restore homes and their furnish ings to make it like it never even happened. Servpro franchise profession als in the Crestview area special ize in disaster restoration, clean up and repair services, helping to remediate re or water damage for commercial and residential customers. Servpro also offers mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning and other home-maintenance and restora tion services. For more information about the companys services, also available in Crestview, contact Steven Anderson at 939-4700 or email@example.com, or Jeff Jones at 863-2552 or JJones SP5866@aol.com. Coldwell Top June Producers Coldwell Banker United, Realtors Niceville Ofce announced that agent Jan Pollen took honors as the Top Listing Agent and agent Linda Holoviak took honors for Top Selling Agent for June. Pelicans June, July honorees Pelican Real Estate is proud to announce its Top Producers for July 2011. They are Alexander at Seacrest Beach, Sherry Currow; Calypso, Craig Duran; Crestview, Angela Gainer; Destin/Summit, Will Painter; Fort Walton Beach, Karen Rockman; Majestic Sun, Mary Mann; Panama City Beach, Thomas Williams; and Seagrove Beach, Rhoda Orme-Johnson The Top Producer for June at Seagrove Beach was Jonathan Roberts. Emerald Coast Open House Aug. 21 The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors will conduct the monthly Great Emerald Coast Open House Sunday, Aug. 21, from 1-3 p.m. Homes available for viewing are listed at www. EmeraldCoastOpenHouse. com. Search by location and housing type (singlefamily homes, townhomes and condos), and use the map function to create driving directions. Look for the green and white Emerald Coast Open House signs throughout the Emerald Coast to know which homes are participating. For general information about ECAR, check out www.Emerald CoastRealtors.com. Designate a water watcher Special to the News Bulletin With pool time already here, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) asks Floridians and visitors to save a life and designate a water watcher when children are participating in water activities. Water watchers can wear a water watcher designation tag as a remind er to responsible individuals that they are present to monitor children in or around water. Throughout the late 1980s and late 1990s, Okaloosa County had an aver age of zero to one drowning deaths for children between the ages of 1 and 4. For the past decade, with an in creasing number of residential pools in the county, Okaloosa has averaged two to three drownings per year for this age group. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for Oka loosas 1to 4-year-olds, and the sec ond-leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants (less than one year), and children ages 5-9. In Florida, we lose four class rooms of pre-k children every year to drowning, said Lisa VanderwerfHourigan, director of the DOH Ofce of Injury Prevention. Three layers of pool safety will help keep children who are swim ming safe year-round: Layer 1, supervision: Children should never be allowed in the pool area without an adult responsible for su pervision. Supervision is the most critical layer of protection. Designate a water watcher (download a water watcher tag from http://waterproof. com), so you know who is in charge of watching children in pool. Layer 2, barriers: A barrier is an ob ject or device that physically blocks children from entering the pool area. DOH recommends using a number of different barriers to ensure safety: for your home, child-proof locks and door alarms on all doors that open to the outside; and for the pool area, a fence with a self-closing and self-latching gate, and gate and pool alarms. The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act (Chapter 515, Florida Statutes) requires at least one physical barrier for pools built after 2000. More than 90 percent of Floridas home swim ming pools were built before the law. Layer 3, emergency preparedness: Always be prepared for an emergency. Learn life-saving skills, know proper emer gency procedures, and keep a phone near the pool in case you need to call 911. Many organizations offer CPR and rescue-technique classes at little or no cost. Finally, ask your health care provider about age-appropriate swimming lessons in your area. Prevention tips Install four-sided isolation fenc ing with a self-closing and self-latch ing gate around pools and spas. Install alarms on all doors and windows leading to the pool. Learn to swim, and never swim alone or while under the inuence of drugs or alcohol. Always wear a U.S. Coast Guardapproved personal otation device while participating in open water sports and recreation. Operate watercraft safely and legally. Never dive into water less than nine feet deep. If you dont know the depth of the water, do not dive. Learn CPR. For more information, including local and statewide unintentional drowning death data from Florida CHARTS, visit the Drowning Preven tion Awareness Campaign at http:// www.doh.state..us/injury/Drown Prevent.html#awareness. JAN POLLEN LINDA HOLOVIAK ANGELA GAINER Real Estate BRIEFS OTHER RESOURCES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Water-Related Injuries, www.cdc.gov/ HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/index. html National Drowning Prevention Alliance, www. ndpa.org Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pool Safely, www.poolsafely.gov To take the Water Watcher Pledge, visit http://www.doh.state..us/injury/DrownPrevent. html#pledge.
ClassifiedsCrestview News Bulletin |A7Saturday, August 20, 2011 If you need a clean house call me I can help! Please call 850-603-3701. AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769. ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (888)203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com Farm DirectCentipede, Zoysia, St Augustine and Bermuda We Deliver & Install Call 850-244-6651 Suncoast Sod F arms $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION! SW Florida Coast! Brand new, upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Only $179,900! (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Prime downtown location on the water! Call now (877)888-7571, x28 Wanted to Buy Jon Boat, model 1032 Max horsepower -2. Call Mike 232-4133 Dixie RV SuperStoresFLs Newest RV DealerNOW OPEN!!!*Store Hours* Monday Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm 21 Acres / 30 Brands New and Used Units 7 Manufacturers: Newmar Keystone Heartland Jayco Fleetwood Forest River Prime Time Located off I-10 Exit 70 / SR285 328 Green Acres Dr. De Funiak Springs, FL 32435 Sales 850-951-1000 www.dixierv.com Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 3/2 Home in Crestview. Like New! Recent carpet, tile, paint, & stove. Vaulted ceiling. Walk In Closet, A/C. Fncd. Gar. Owner. 850-689-2958 Baker 4 br 3 ba 20 min to Duke Field 15+ acres, workshop, hay barn, $199,900, Call 850-758-9257 or 251-377-0818 Individual wants to buy house for investment 850-651-0987 Text FL68878 to 56654 LenderOrdered Lake Liquidation Sale! Saturday 8/27 only! 2+ acres with free boat slips only $19,900. Was $59,900. Boat, ski, fish on 160,000 acre Kentucky Lake. All infrastructure completed. Own for pennies on the dollar. Excellent financing. Call now (800)704-3154 NY -SOUTHERN TIER FARM SALE! 9 acres $24,900. Woods, lake rights, mins. North of the PA border! Survey, clear title! Call (877)458-8227 or click: www.NewYorkLandandLak es.com. 6512804Youth Care WorkerIndividual needed to provide direct care, supervision and basic living skills for teenage male and females on a part-time basis, at our Crestview Group Home
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3pm, at: 850-398-5649. United Methodist Childrens Home Director of HR 3140 Zelda Court Montgomery, AL 36106 UMCH actively seeks diversity among its employees. All new hires are drug tested. Crestview Rentals Older 3Br/2Ba Brick $750 3Br/1.5Ba Brick w/Scrnd Porch $775 2Br/1Ba, Inclu Water & Trash, $465 Efficency for 1 person, $375 Call Rick Epperson Realty, LLC 850-865-7777Text FL71092 to 56654 House for RentCrestview, 4 br, 2 ba, House for Rent. Iron Gate Subdivision. 2300 Sq. Ft. $1200 month. Call 850-499-2148. Text FL70677 to 56654 JanetJohnson Realty, Inc.Equal Housing Opportunity 682 1800 Crestview 606 Henderson 1 br, 1 ba; $550 214 Virginia 2 br, 1.5 ba; $600 6020 Gagnon, 3 br, 2 ba; $725 3185 Maple, 3 br, 2 ba; $775 1200 Ego 3 br, 2 ba; $1000 420 Oak Pl, 3 br, 2 ba; $825 6127 W ills W ay 3 br, 2.5 ba; $1300Laurel Hill 8101 F ourth 3 br, 2 ba; from $725 month Text FL73207 to 56654 Teel & WatersReal EstateRENT ALS 682-6156 162 Woodlawn Dr A $725, 1BR 1BA, Effic 139 Stephens LN $900 3 BR, 2BA, All properties require a credit check, one year lease; no inside smoking, pet fees are non-refundable. Call Debra Frost 682-6156 RV PARKINGSpace for one RV/Camper in Auburn. Call Rick @ 850-865-7777.Text FL71109 to 56654 Crestview -Lg, 2BR/1BA Quiet, Gated, NO Pets. Call 682-4990/585-5012 $550. mo + $500. DD One bedroom efficiency apartment for one mature person. No pets, no SMOKING. Utilities furnished. $500 +DD. May be seen at 327 Brackin Ave. or call 682-1318. Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Crestview -3BR/2BA 1500 sq. ft $700/month, 850-420-4144. 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(407) 275-7233 floridagunshows.com Text FL73299 to 56654 We Buy GoldUS GOLD PAWN JEWELRY & LOAN 700 Beal Pkwy FWB 850-974-2462 Roaches? Please? Use Harris Bug Killers to wipe out infestations Dead bugs guaranteed Consolidated Ace (850) 682-3156 MarketingMarketing Support SpecialistCHELCO is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic professional to fill the position of Marketing Support Specialist. A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred, with two years of directly related experience. A positive attitude and strong work ethic are a must. Candidates must also have excellent general office skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must assist customers with Marketing inquiries in a courteous manner. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must. The ability to create and design promotional ads is highly desirable. Proficiency with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Creative Suites, Illustrator, Adobe Professional, Indesign, and any photo editing software a plus. Applicants must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. This job is at CHELCOs Headquarters in DeFuniak Springs. The normal workweek is Monday to Friday, 8 to 5. Applications will be accepted through September 2. The application can be accessed on-line at www.chelco.com. Click on the Careers link to complete and submit. RESUMES ACCEPTED ONLY IF SUBMITTED WITH AN APPLICATION. Drug Free Workplace-EEO-M/F PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Board of County Commissioners of Okaloosa County, Florida, at the request of John Hofstad, Public Works Director, on September 6, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, at 101 East James Lee Boulevard, Room 120, Crestview, Florida, to consider vacating the Countys interest in a portion of Lake Ella Road, located in Crestview, described as follows: That portion of Lake Ella Road lying in the NE of the NE and that portion lying in the NW of the NE of Section 22, T-4-N, R-22-W, of Okaloosa County, Florida. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, such person will need a record of the proceeding and, for such purposes, such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. JAMES CAMPBELL Chairman 8/20/11 2 leather rocker recliners, both for $300. 682-3650. Bedroom Complete Maple Finish Set, New, Unopened w/warranty. Sacrifice $475. Can Deliver. 850-471-0330 King Pillowtop Mattress Set New! 3pc, packaged, has warranty. $255 Will deliver. 850-471-0330 Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set New with Warranty! $180 Can deliver. 850-255-0123 Sofa & Love Stain Rest Microfiber, Factory Wrap, Lifetime MFR Warr! Must Sell $425. Can Deliver 255-0123 Crestview, 424 Whirlaway Ct Steeplechase Subdivision. Sat. August 20th 7AM -1PM Various Household Items For Sale Text FL73281 to 56654 LEGAL#140111 2009 TD 000035 S Parcel ID# 09-2S-24-0000-0062-0290 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that the holder of the following certificates, has filed said certificates for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate numbers and years of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate # 2006-1069 Description: COM SW COR NE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 E 305 FT N 1187 FT TO POB N 137.61 FT E 177.27 FT S 138.24 FT W 179.38 FT TO POB Assessed to:ABRAHAM EVANS All of said property being in the County of Okaloosa, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder in the BCC Board Meeting Room at the Okaloosa County Courthouse, Crestview, Florida at 10:00 a.m. on September 13, 2011. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. DON W. HOWARD CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Lisa L. Guia, Deputy Clerk 8/6/11 8/13/11 8/20/11 8/27/11 Legal #130335 NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with Florida Statues, Barwood @ Keepsafe Storage, located at 101 Hospital Drive, Crestview, Florida will offer for sale to the highest bidder the household and other goods stored in the below listed units. Said goods are to be sold to recover the rents not paid by the tenants. Roalind Durm The sale shall take place on September 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. KeepSafe Storage 101 Hospital Dr Crestview, Fl 32539. 8/20/11 8/27/11 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. 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Legal # 130333 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 11-CP-753 IN RE:Estate of JACQULINE HAERTELT LIVELY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jacquline Haertelt Lively, deceased, whose date of death was November 20, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 101 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with the court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is August 13, 2011. HARRISON SALE MCCLOY, CARLOTTA APPLEMAN THACKER, ESQ. 304 Magnolia Avenue P. 0. Box 1579 Panama City, FL 32401 Florida Bar No. 0275890 Telephone: (850) 769-3434 Fax: (850) 769-6121 Personal Representative: THEODORE JAY HAERTELT 4681 Haybarn Road Holt, FL 32564 8/13/11 8/20/11 Legal # 130331 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011 CA 000135 SILVER BEACH TOWERS EAST CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation Plaintiff, V. SUZY C. SIMS and GARY W. SIMS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 22nd, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000135 of the Circuit Court, of the First Judicial Circuit, in and for Okaloosa County, Florida, wherein Silver Beach Towers East Condominium Association, Inc. is Plaintiff, and SUZY C. SIMS and GARY W. SIMS are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.okaloosa.realforeclose.co m, the Clerks website for on-line auctions, at 11:00 am, on the 29th day of Sept, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Unit No. 305E, Silver Beach Towers East, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominiumthereof, recorded in Official Record Book 2303, Page 4805, and amended in Book 2303, Page 4886, of the Public Records of Okaloosa County, Florida, together with an undivided interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Shelia Sims, ADA Coordinator, 190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-4400 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 25 day of July, 2011. Don Howard, Clerk Circuit Court By: K Brown Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Suite 7 Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548-5253 (850)664-2229 (850)664-7882 Fax 8/13/11 8/20/11
SP O RT S www.crestviewbulletin.com Section By Randy Dickson email@example.com Every indication is the Crest view football teams week at Camp Blanding near Starke was an undeniable success. First, the Bulldogs came away from the camp with Dakota Dean having solidied his spot as the No. 1 quarterback. But more importantly, the Dawgs came to gether as a team. They were something else, Bulldog coach Kevin Pettis said Monday afternoon. They re sponded well. We took them to a bunch of different things. We did a bunch of stuff foot ball-wise and non football-wise. They shocked me and surprised me at how well they did. They did a good job. Pettis said he enjoyed getting to know the players in a different setting than is the norm in Crest view. Its the rst time you get a chance to really know them when you take them to camp, he said. They are a funny bunch of young uns. I can tell you that. Pettis said he was happy with where the team was heading into the second week of practice. But, as is the case with most teams early in the preseason, he said there were still some things to be ironed out. Dean offered a players per spective of the camp, which in cluded getting up at 4:30 a.m. (3:30 CDT) for a 5 a.m. practice and having the day stretch until midnight. Pettis described the players as looking like the zombies in the old Michael Jackson music video Thriller the rst morning of practice. I think the rst couple of days they wanted to (leave), and if they had been closer they would have, Pettis said. It was so far away they couldnt walk. And momma and daddy werent coming all the way to Jacksonville (to take them home). Dean said the days were long, but the end results were worth it. It was probably one of the mentally toughest things I did in my life, he said. It was insane. It brought us so much clos er to our teammates. We came there with some guys not being on the line fully, but if I had to go to war with any of these guys, I know they would have my back 100 percent. Dean said the toughest part of the camp was the endurance work the players had to do. The Steeler Mile was the worst thing as the players had to run what Dean said was more like a mile-and-a-half in a certain amount of time. If the players didnt complete the run in time, they had to do it again. One day they ran seven Steel er Miles. Pettis said the camp was more about team than football. They gured out you cant get through it (without your teammates). Momma cant help you; daddy cant help you; broth er cant help you, he said. The only person that can help you is that guy in the bunk beside you. Youve got to lean on each other to get through because it is that tough. Pettis said the Bulldogs left camp with some work to do in terms of football, but from a team perspective he thinks they have made the grade. Football-wise, Id give it a B, he said. Team-wise it was an A plus, plus, plus, plus. I mean, football is a very small part of what we do there. HIG H SC H OOL FOOTBALL Friday Crestview at Pace, 7 p.m. Baker at Jay, 7 p.m. GOLF Foxwood C.C. Thursday Lowball, Aug. 11 1. Richard Lawson, Steve Howard, Jesse Dennis, Don Widmaier, Bill Langdon -13 2. Aaron Daniel, Skipper Kemp, Heith Owens, Steve Owens -8 3. David Smith, Don Mazerat, Brian Kamrowski, Paul Coyne, Gene Parish -6 Foxwood C.C. Sunday Lowball, Aug. 14 1. Brandon Mobley, David Smith, Mike Babine, Angie Greer, Curt Erdman -14 2. Cory McSween, Jeff Holmes, Heidi Blair, John Blair -13 3. Tom Earl, George Allen, Thomas Garcia, Thomas Eckel, Steve Howard -13 4. Ruben Rodriguez, Quinn Wright, Jack Gish, Wayne Lincoln -12 5. Tom Prier, Dean Martin, Larry Fordyce, David Hinnant -12 Foxwood Ladies Golf Association The Foxwood Ladies Golf Association is taking memberships for the 2011-12 season that starts Sept. 7. Membership is open to any lady who is a member of Foxwood, either on a family or individual membership plan. Members of the FLGA play in tournaments throughout Northwest Florida. The association also has several social functions throughout the year. Cost to join is $20. Sons of Italy golf tournament The Richard A. Cappozzola Sons of Italy Lodge No. 2865 will hold its inaugural golf tournament Sept. 9 at Foxwood Country Club. Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m., with play starting at noon. Cost for the four-person scramble is $60 per player. Entry fee includes carts, beverages and complimentary Italian sausage and meatball sandwiches. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and closest to the pin in three categories. Tee busters and Guidos (mulligans) will be available for $5 each. Hole sponsorships also are available for $50 per hole. Heart Association golf tournament Okaloosa County employees will host their 10th annual AHA Golf Tournament to benet the American Heart Association on Sept. 16 at Foxwood Country Club. Check-in for the four-person scramble tournament is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per player or $45 for Foxwood members. Cost includes lunch and a bucket of range balls. Corporate sponsorships cost $290 and include team and sponsorship signs. Hole or tee signs are $100 each. Deadline for registration is Sept. 13. For more information call Randy Sims at 689-5914 or email rsims@okaloosa..us. Air Commando Gateway golf tournament The Air Commando Gateway will host its second annual charity golf tournament Sept. 10 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Club Pines Course. Proceeds from the tournament will benet the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Advance registration for fourmember teams is $50 per player through Sept. 2 and $55 per player afterward. Cost includes range balls, green fees and cart fees. For more information contact Aaron McNeill at 881-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org. B R I E FS YMCA leagues sign-up The Crestview YMCA is registering children ages 3-12 for soccer, and ages 5-12 for ag football. Registration lasts through Aug. 31. Program fees are $36 for members and $48 for nonmembers. For sports and membership information, call Troy Donofro at 689-2999. CHS football reserved seating, parking Reserved seating sales for 2010 season ticket holders continues through Aug. 22 at the schools main ofce from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. The cost is $75 per seat. Seats that remain will go on sale Aug. 23 at the school ofce from 8 a.m. to noon. Reserved parking also is on sale at this time at the ofce from 8 a.m. to noon. Premium parking cost $25. Parking in the new tailgate section on the practice eld costs $20. P REP FOOTBALL SC HE DUL E S Baker Aug. 26 Jay Sept. 2 South Walton Sept. 9 at Rocky Bayou Sept. 16 at Holmes Co. Sept. 23 West Gadsden Sept. 30 Bozeman Oct. 7 at Freeport Oct. 14 at Sneads Oct. 21 Jay Nov. 4 at Northview Nov. 11 Vernon Crestview Aug. 26 at Pace Sept. 2 at Milton Sept. 9 Escambia Sept. 16 at Jax Bolles Sept. 23 Catholic Sept. 30 Godby Oct. 7 at FWB Oct. 14 Choctaw Oct. 21 at Navarre Oct. 28 Mosley Nov. 4 at Niceville A Page 8 Saturday, August 20, 2011 News & NOTES Dean follows brothers footsteps to LSU By Randy Dickson email@example.com Dakota Dean had his choice of playing baseball at some of the top programs in the country. Several schools from the Southeastern Conference tried to entice the Crestview junior shortstop to join their program, as did several Atlantic Coast Conference schools. If Dean had wanted, he could have stayed in state and made the two-hour trip to Tallahassee and Florida State, or the four-hour trip to Gainesville and the University of Florida. Instead he decided to keep it in the family. Late last month, Dean made the decision to follow in the footsteps of his older broth er, Blake Dean, a 2006 Crestview grad, and commit to Louisiana State University. Dakota said his brothers LSU experience weighed heavily in his decision to choose the Tigers. It had a big impact, Dakota said. Going to all those games (when Blake was there) and see ing how they were; they were the top team in the country (winning their sixth national champion ship in 2009), and that had a big impact. Their tradition and the play ers, there is nothing like them. And they added a whole new fa cility too. Its state of the art. Bulldog baseball coach Tim Gillis wasnt surprised by Dako tas decision. He kind of grew up at LSU with his brother and watching his brother, Gillis said. He saw what the recruiting process is like. He had some offers from some other big time D1 schools. For him to land at LSU is be cause he had some LSU blood in him. Im proud for him. Im proud for the family. Dakota said the relationships he already has with LSU head coach Paul Mainieri and hitting coach Javi Sanchez also played a part in his decision to play for the Tigers. Dakota said the LSU coach es are projecting him to stay a middle inelder playing either shortstop or second base, but he doesnt care where he plays as long as he gets a chance to start. If it came down to starting, Id love playing centereld, he said. Dakota has grown used to the comparisons to Blake, who ranks among the best hitters in LSU history. I know they are going to com pare me, but hes Blake and Im Dakota, he said. Gillis thinks Dakota will only get better. First of all hes a erce competitor, Gillis said. Hes got every skill you are looking for. Hes got a great arm. He can run. Hes got power, plus he can hit for av erage. Hes the complete pack age, and I think hes only go ing to get better. I think hes going to do great things there. Dakota, who also is the start ing quarterback on the Bull dog football team and could be recruited to play football too, wasnt so sure if he would give up baseball for the gridiron. But he did say the LSU foot ball team was talking to him too, so that might be a possibility. And how did Blake react when Da kota told him he was headed to LSU? He said, Congratulations. You made the right choice, Da kota said. FILE PHOTO Crestview shortstop Dakota Dean drives a pitch during the Home Run Derby on July 1. Dean has committed to play baseball at Louisiana State. P hotos by RA N DY D I CK SON | News Bulletin TOP: Crestview defenders enjoy a spirited tackling drill during Tuesdays practice. ABOVE: A ball carrier comes up on the short end of a big hit. Camp bolsters team unity Crestview worked on the kicking game as part of Tuesdays practice.